Here's one you don't see every day - Ranger GT V8 swap


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Always liked those trucks. Damn near bought one as a parts truck at one point.

No idea why you would keep it auto on a 5.0 swap though.
 

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Always liked those trucks. Damn near bought one as a parts truck at one point.

No idea why you would keep it auto on a 5.0 swap though.
Sometimes ya just run what ya got. When I bought my 5.0 engine, I had to buy it with the AOD, so I tried using it. Got it all in the truck, hooked up and ready to go. The OD band was burnt so I switched to a new T5Z and I'm really glad I did. But if the AOD was good I'd probably still be running it.
 

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Wow. Dat wiring. Among other things... check out the floor full of acorns. I bet that thing is gross all over. No HVAC box, no fan shroud, oil filter in a real nice location.

Maybe a good start to a project if the body is solid but I feel like I'd have to take it all apart and start over from scratch.
 

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Wow. Dat wiring. Among other things... check out the floor full of acorns. I bet that thing is gross all over. No HVAC box, no fan shroud, oil filter in a real nice location.

Maybe a good start to a project if the body is solid but I feel like I'd have to take it all apart and start over from scratch.
I can smell the mice already...
 

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Yeah, he's definitely got it priced way too high, but I see nothing that can't be fixed. Rip out the carpet, wash the cab with bleach water and detergent, install vinyl/rubber flooring.. Tidy up the wiring. Find a heater plenum.. It would certainly make a good project truck.
 

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Always liked those trucks. Damn near bought one as a parts truck at one point.

No idea why you would keep it auto on a 5.0 swap though.
Never miss a shift when drag racing.
 


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