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Old 12-21-2009, 12:11 PM
rlepior rlepior is offline
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Default 2.9 to 3.0 engine swap?

was wondering if this will work i have a 94 ranger and a 88 and i wana swap the motor out of the 94 into the 88 is this poss?also if not im lookin for a 2.9 motor since this one is toast thx for ur time
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:39 PM
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From my research in the past, a 4.0 would be a better swap with a 2.9 base. But with hard work and a little know how you can make anything work.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:08 AM
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I would personally stay away for 3.0L V6 Ford's as I have rebuilt auto-transmissions for Ranger pick ups in the past. 3.0L V6's tend to use different bolt patterns on the bell housings so lining up a 3.0L engine to a 2.9L trans may not work or vice-versa. But the 2.6L, 2.8L (old Ford V6's), 2.9L (slightly more modern) and 4.0L would be a better choice and should have the same input shafts. The added torque from a 4.0L would be beneficial but necessitate upgraded components in the trans which can be bought through a transmission parts supplier. But if your going with a manual transmission behind a 4.0L; I would definately upgrade the clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing.
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