I thought it worked by the computer sending out an RF signal to the transponder in the key, then the key sent back a unique key for the engine to run. It just doesn't seem like it would work since the key wouldn't send back the right unique signal to the 4.0L computer. But there is probably some way to bypass PATS entirely, or I suppose swapping the steering column would probably work(?).
1987 Ford Ranger Short Bed 5.0L/T-5 Project
1988 Ford Ranger Long Bed Parts Truck
1993 Ford Tempo 2.3L OHV HSC Auto - D/D Stock.
1999 Honda Accord VTEC Auto
2002 Dodge Caravan - 3.3L Auto