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Old 12-17-2009, 10:19 PM
yellow belly yellow belly is offline
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Default Trans swap

Hello everyone I am a new member on this forum. I have purchased a 95 Ranger (splash) as a project for my 16 year old son. The truck has a 3.0 with an automatic that needs to be rebuilt. I also have a 95 ranger that has a 2.3 with a 4 speed with od. I was going to rebuild the automatic, but my son wants a stick. I have two questions that I would like to get answered since I am not a Ford man. The first is, can I take the 4 speed trans with od and bolt it to the 3.0. The second question is this, would it be more economical for me to pull the 2.3 motor with the 4 speed with od, or should I rebuild the automatic. I bet you can't guess the color of this truck. Thanks Yellow belly.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:02 AM
LaBrier LaBrier is offline
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You would need to geta manual 3.0 trans if you were going to do this. The trans from the 2.3 would be to small and i don't think that the bell housings would match up. if you could find one cheap or find someone who can rebuild one you might be better off that way then swapping the 2.3 motor and trans into the splash.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:39 AM
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X2 the bolt patterns are different so it won't swap over. Sticks are fun, but I find myself wishing my truck was an automatic.
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