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Old 05-04-2010, 02:16 AM
markbooth28 markbooth28 is offline
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Default looking to do a 302 swap

im wanting to go to a carburated 302 in my 93 ranger. just trying to figure out if there might be any small details to pay attention to, andthing i can just pull the motor from and straight bolt up or what
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:58 AM
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Default Re: looking to do a 302 swap

Everything you need is at the Tech Library of www.therangerstation.com
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:04 AM
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Default Re: looking to do a 302 swap

would you think it would be easier to use carb?
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:25 AM
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It can and has been done either carbed or EFI. I prefer EFI myself. Research is key to doing a successful swap and, luckily, there is a lot of info out there for 97-back Ranger V8s.

http://www.mre-books.com/ranger.html
http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...splay.php?f=12
http://www.v8-ranger.com/
http://advanceadapters.com/product/2...-Rangers-.html
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...nversions.html
http://www.jamesduff.com/broncoII/v8conversion.html
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:29 AM
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Default Re: looking to do a 302 swap

thanks man. im just looking to do away with some wireing ya know. what transmission would you reccomend ?
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:41 AM
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Default Re: looking to do a 302 swap

A C4 is a popular automatic choice or an AOD because it has overdrive (less highway noise, better fuel economy). Borg Warner "World Class" T5 or B-W T56 for manual.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:44 AM
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Default Re: looking to do a 302 swap

it has the stock 3.0 and stock tranny. which is manual. so i will most likele stick to manual. im not looking to do any type of racing or anything if that makes a difference
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: looking to do a 302 swap

Need to decide what you want first, lots of good information out there, just spend some time reading and you'll be acquiring what you need before you know it. The links rwenzing posted is a good start for sure.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:12 PM
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i really have been looking for a step by step video. there has got to be one somewhere
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:31 AM
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Default Re: looking to do a 302 swap

Get a T-5 transmission,
And, its fairly simple to do,
You'll need new motor mounts, of course. So that in itself keeps it from being a straight across bolt up swap.

Not sure about videos, Engine swaps are time consuming so I'm not sure if they would make a video for that
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:38 PM
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i really have been looking for a step by step video. there has got to be one somewhere
No two swaps are the same. Just need to do it. Not that hard, just very time consuming. Closest thing I think you're going to come to that is a Harwood Performance manual.

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Old 11-17-2010, 07:21 PM
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Default Re: looking to do a 302 swap

im wanting to swap a carburated 302 into my 86 4x4 ranger that has a 2.9 EFI v6 with a 5 speed manual behind it but i want to keep it 4wd and a manual but instead of the 5 speed i want a good used or rebuilt 4 speed but i cant seem to find one that is 4x4 (need some info if anyone knows any websites or anything) and i was wondering if i can use my transfercase i think i can if i buy an adapter kit for it any info would be very much appreciated thank you so much (And when im done ill post pics of how the old danjer turned out)

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Old 11-17-2010, 07:26 PM
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Default Re: looking to do a 302 swap

Also keep in mind inspections. I just finished my swap and did a carbed 302 into an 88 XLT and ran into smog issues.......
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:26 AM
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Default Re: looking to do a 302 swap

fc i would try and look at 4x4 70-79 or so f-100 thats like the only thing i can think of that has a 302 and a manual (its a 3 speed tho) with a transfercase or you could try to find an 80-86 or so bronco/f-150 5 speed there may have been a 4 speed in early 80's broncos/f-150s/f-100 but i dont know off the top of my head
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:49 PM
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Default Re: looking to do a 302 swap

i know i can get a 4speed (just the part about buying one) and i can buy the adapter for the transfercase to bolt to the 4speed (i was thinkin about usin my stock tranny for a little bit at least until it goes boom) ill need to get a bellhousing of a 302 f150 and the inputshaft i just want as much info as i can get like what to do and what not to do if i learn it now then i wont learn it the hard way
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