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Old 12-07-2010, 05:01 PM
spudkilla224 spudkilla224 is offline
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Default 302 Conversion Can You Keep AC and Heat?

Hello everyone I was wondering is there enough room to keep the Air Conditioning and Heater in a 1994 3.0L V-6 Ranger, if i were to swap the 3.0L to a 5.0L 302 V-8?
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:04 PM
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Default Re: 302 Conversion Can You Keep AC and Heat?

if you get the whole drive belt and A/C system from a 5.0l explorer it will all fit in the engine bay and bolt right in and the heater is internal if i remember correctly
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:18 AM
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Default Re: 302 Conversion Can You Keep AC and Heat?

The heat is no prob, but the ac condencer might not fit... you might just have to play it by ear when your going.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:25 AM
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Default Re: 302 Conversion Can You Keep AC and Heat?

the condenser from the expo should just bolt in right where the current one is and if he uses the drive belt system from an expo the fan will fit in there aswell
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: 302 Conversion Can You Keep AC and Heat?

DOes the blower box require modification?
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Old 12-09-2010, 08:56 PM
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Default Re: 302 Conversion Can You Keep AC and Heat?

I want a 302 from an explorer. They already have gt 40 heads, so it would be nice.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:10 AM
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Default Re: 302 Conversion Can You Keep AC and Heat?

only bad part is that its harder to find headers for them because they are GT-40p heads so the spark plugs are angled to make it easier to work on
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:25 AM
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DOes the blower box require modification?
Yes. it a small easy mod. cut out a section flip it around and glue/mold back in
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:48 AM
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Default Re: 302 Conversion Can You Keep AC and Heat?

Only the 95 were true gt40 heads, and you can use all the explorer parts,ac condenser,radiator I barely needed trimming. As soon as I figure out how to get pics up ill post them.
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