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Multi-colored and Bi-polar 86 302 5spd project

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*update: some images might be getting replaced because im using a free public photo sharing service, anything that dont look like a ranger/302 was probly overwritten


well, i killed the 2.3... drove home on 2 cylinders, pulled head and found out that theres a crack in the cooling jacket in the block, so i was debating what motor to stick in, eventually i decided on a vortec 350.. long story short, couldnt find a good vortec so i found a 302 roller block and gt40p heads outa a late model explorer at pull a part..

the donor had 120,000 on the clock and looks like it was well maintained, why such a pristine car was at pull a part is beyond me when im trying to keep a pieced together ranger running... the car was just put on the yard and after pulling the valve cover, i decided to grab it. nothing like a hot day in july to be yanking out a 302..


The future recipient is a 1986ish pieced together ranger with a 2.3 and 5spd 2wd.. why would i put such a nice motor in a beater.. lets just say its the wow factor im after..

initial tear down of the 302 made $184 for it including core charge a heck of a deal, still plenty of crosshatching and almost no crud in there, there were some exhaust valve that werent seal correctly but a valve job and a little porting cured that, i can now fill the chambers up with gas and it'll hold it till it evaporates away.. and now i have learned to hate lapping valve by hand..


now, ima let the pictures do the rest the talking..









 
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This is going to be a nice build. The engine looks nice! Looks like it took at least 4 trucks to make that one. Gotta love those Pull A Parts! :popcorn:
 

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going to watch this, what are your plans for the exhaust manifolds/headers?
 

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yep, good ol PAP, only 2 blocks from where i work lol

as far as exhaust, im still deciding on shorties, exploders or cast iron manifolds
 

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That engine is so clean and detailed it makes that water pump pulley look outta place. What type of paint did you use for the oil pan?
 

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:yahoo: It dodged the chevy bullet!

Nothing wrong with a patch work truck. I think that's what my 86 is going to be as well.

Hope I find that my block looks as good as yours does when the time comes to open it up. It's a 98 with a few more miles.

yep, good ol PAP, only 2 blocks from where i work lol

as far as exhaust, im still deciding on shorties, exploders or cast iron manifolds
So that's why I can't find any Ranger parts when I go up there, you done picked them clean.
 
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engine almost ready, i can almost smell the burnt fuel
 

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4 day weekend = 302 swap marathon, more pics




 
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U did a nice job on that motor, ought to be a lot of fun when she's running....sure wish I had a barge to work in......haha
 

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looking good !!

what is the oil filter extension you are using there? any more info on it? thanks
 

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looking good !!

what is the oil filter extension you are using there? any more info on it? thanks
oem explorer adapter, was curious if it would fit because i had manual steering, answer is no... so i got the advance adapters relocation kit.. gona keep my eyes out for an adapter of an econoline van with a 460 big block in it, rumoured those work too, i dont like having hoses hanging out with my engines "life blood"
 

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it sits in its new home finally
 

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