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Old 07-27-2010, 05:49 AM
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Default Re: anyone planning a 5.0 swap?

I think the truck is going to dictate which engine you will want to use.

83-95 Ranger, I would shoot for a 5.0L HO with the shorter front end dress. Throw on a set of aftermarket heads and higher ratio roller rockers. Fuel management is pretty much what you or your buddy can deal with, or what you can afford. Use a 4 or 5 speed manual transmission. If you have to do a lot of highway driving, that 3 speed is going to get oolldd quick. BTDT w/ a 327ci & TH-350. I went with an AOD to have O/D on my swap. Didn't have the time of funds to do a manual transition since my truck was auto from the factory, but save where you can and get the manual trans (IMO).
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:50 AM
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More_Cowbell - when does the 390 swap start?!
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:34 AM
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a long long long long time away after i can afford another daily driver because the rangers going to be down for awhile if i do it to this one i might just try and find a short cab and bed ranger and throw it in there and i still have to rebuild the motor and the tranny.. i found a galaxie 500 in the woods so i got a complete drive train just gotta rebuild it haha or i might just trash that idea and build me a 347 t-5 combo and have a good ol time with that
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:56 PM
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i cant even drive standard? ima stick with my c-4 and idc what parts i need i make 2k a month and have no bills and have 3k in the bank and if i need to i will spend all 24k i make this year on my truck. the 302 im getting is http://www.roushyatesparts.com/302_3...6007-x302b.htm
i know it will work because other people have done this swap and the c-4 trans it the only trans that will really work with it unless i fabercate which i really dont wanna spend money on that
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:40 AM
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What year truck is this going in?
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:47 AM
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if your using that engine with a carburetor you wont need to worry about a computer if you go with a fuel injection system depending on what you get you will have to get a computer aswell and where can i get your job? haha i make like.. half that..
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:57 PM
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Default Re: anyone planning a 5.0 swap?

ok so this might sound noobish, or already have been answered but im a little too lazy to look through this whole thread. i wanna drop in a 5.0 out of a 96-01 explorer into my 01 ranger and go with a manual tranny. which transmission should i use?
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:05 AM
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t-5 or a t-56 from a mustang the t-5 is a 5 speed and t-56 is a six speed t-5 will be in fox body mustangs and t-56 is in newer ones
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:32 PM
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Default Re: anyone planning a 5.0 swap?

T-56 is a great trans because of the extra gear but is going to run you quite a bit more money. the T-5 on the other hand are pretty plentiful and you should be able to find one cheap no problem.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:21 PM
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Default Re: anyone planning a 5.0 swap?

I Have a 96 Ranger and sooner or later Im gonna swap out for a 302 5.0 engine. but Im gonna try to get enough money saved up to put true dual exhaust (H pipe) on it at the same time. It should be badass.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:20 AM
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Default Re: anyone planning a 5.0 swap?

is a 351c realy the same sive as the the 429-460? i know it has the small block bolt pattern

351C - 429 - 460 Engines:

The 429 and 460 can be installed in a Ranger, although this is not a very practical swap. The big blocks length complicates installation and makes clearance in certain areas very tight. The stock Ranger/Bronco II chassis isn't capable of handling the torque of the large displacement motor and this adds to problems. We don't recommend the big block installation for any but the most serious race applications and never in a four-wheel drive.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:28 PM
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the year is going to be 95 or somewhere like that i dont know thats why im trying to do research on what year i can get and transfer i havent even bought my truck but i have 7k in the bank and i make 2k a month with no bill or anything i live with my mom
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:29 PM
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if your using that engine with a carburetor you wont need to worry about a computer if you go with a fuel injection system depending on what you get you will have to get a computer aswell and where can i get your job? haha i make like.. half that..

yea i just got this job like a month ago but im doing fuel injection
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:57 AM
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WTF for...if you do it right it will be just as reliable as an engine sump attached in the pan. Sounds like to many stupid law makers that don't know shit about cars
Thats Virginia for ya.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:32 PM
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Hey, I have an 01 ranger that I did a 5.0 swap in. I went with a 92 t bird with the high output 5.0. Its all done but the wiring is starting to be a headache, does anyone have some suggestions on what would make it go by easier?
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