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Old 04-06-2016, 04:36 AM
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Default Re: 2003 2.3 to LS swap

Depending on the transmission, fitting an in-line VSS from an earlier Ford might work if the trans has a cable drive for a speedo.

Or, adapting an Explorer's ABS based system is possible as is using a 2.5l manual trans Ranger GEM.
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:28 AM
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Using a 4l60/65e which has a vss on the output I believe. Guess we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
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Old 06-06-2016, 08:27 PM
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So what's everyone using for radiators and e fans?
Will a v8 Explorer radelet drop into a ranger?
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:05 PM
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Default Re: 2003 2.3 to LS swap

this is a 5.3 LS with a 100 shot vs my 347 on motor

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Old 06-07-2016, 12:37 PM
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this is a 5.3 LS with a 100 shot vs my 347 on motor

https://youtu.be/EFFEymSFlQw
I'm very interested to know about your swap
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:59 PM
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I did a build thread that tells everything


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Old 06-07-2016, 01:00 PM
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I did a build thread that tells everything


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I'll look it up after work
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:02 PM
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Proof that I'm actually working in this project.

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Old 07-20-2016, 02:42 PM
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:14 PM
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Man I'm sorry that someone broke in and painted the motor green . Looks like some fun


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Old 07-20-2016, 03:38 PM
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Man I'm sorry that someone broke in and painted the motor green . Looks like some fun

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It's definitely an eye catcher though
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Old 08-24-2016, 01:16 PM
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Well ran the ls on the dyno. 460hp and 440 lb/ft

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Old 08-24-2016, 01:31 PM
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sounds great!
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Old 08-24-2016, 02:30 PM
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What size is the motor? 5.3?


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Old 08-24-2016, 02:40 PM
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That thing is strait up nasty! That ranger is going to kill just about anything that lines up next to it!
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