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Old 07-25-2010, 07:10 PM
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Default Can I keep my a/c?

I have an 91 ford ranger with a 2.3 and a 5 speed. My question is is there enough room for me to install a v8 and not have to remove my a/c? If not ima just turbo it or spray her!
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: Can I keep my a/c?

an explorer v8 should allow enough room for its a/c components inside of a ranger engine bay so if you get all the a/c components and valve covers it should work
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:38 PM
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an explorer v8 should allow enough room for its a/c components inside of a ranger engine bay so if you get all the a/c components and valve covers it should work
So i would have to remove my a/c an install the explorer one?
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:43 PM
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yes
because if your truck is like mine you have a v belt pulley system where as the most the newer 302's ive seen use a serpintine belt i mean you might MIGHT be able to make it work with some bubba riging but if your going to do a v8 swap i would recomend you get the whole drive pulley system and components off of a 302 explorer because they are very small and compact and give you the most room to work with in the engine bay and you can keep a mechanical fan
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:46 PM
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and by ac components i just mean the ones in the engine bay like the compressor condenser accumulator (buy a new one of these they arent that expensive and need to be replaced if the ac is opened at all) ac/heater box (i think you can keep the box not sure tho) and all the hoses but as far as the cab goes i dont think you need anyother components
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:58 PM
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and by ac components i just mean the ones in the engine bay like the compressor condenser accumulator (buy a new one of these they arent that expensive and need to be replaced if the ac is opened at all) ac/heater box (i think you can keep the box not sure tho) and all the hoses but as far as the cab goes i dont think you need anyother components
I got an engine out of a 93GT with 69,000 miles on it and all the accesories. Im not sure if the passenger side valve cover would clear the box that holds my evaperator and clear the a/c dryer? It looks kinda tight and dont wana try it and it dont fit because i gota have a/c!
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:00 PM
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well im sure the valve cover will clear i just dont know how the rest of the stuff will work with the existing ac
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:08 PM
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well im sure the valve cover will clear i just dont know how the rest of the stuff will work with the existing ac
If the valve cover will clear I can make the rest work!
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