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Old 02-24-2011, 06:32 PM
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Default Best swap for Race Ranger?

My friends call me crazy, but I think watching a ranger do a wheelie and run a 11 second 1/4 mile would be better than any mustang any day of the week. Right now my choices are thus: a 302 I'd have to rebuild out of a '95 bronco, a 351w off of ebay, or a 460 that i'd have to spend a gratuitous amount of money just to get my hands on. This is a future project of mine (gotta get another town car first) but does anyone know which would be best for this application? It's a budget build that will probably turn into a money pit, but whos judgin?
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:34 PM
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Default Re: Best swap for Race Ranger?

302 parts are cheap and plentiful
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:38 PM
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Default Re: Best swap for Race Ranger?

is the 302 a reliable race engine though? i know it's got power but i thought it was mainy in the torque department
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:46 PM
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Default Re: Best swap for Race Ranger?

if your building a drag truck, your gonna want a big block for the best times, a 302 for a weekend warrior would be fine, but pretty tough to make it do wheelies. 351 is kinda the middle man.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:47 PM
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Default Re: Best swap for Race Ranger?

302 gets my vote. ive helped bulid a few. theyre not too bad.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: Best swap for Race Ranger?

Do you think it would be easy for me to sell my engine/tranny/wiring to cover a good hunk of the conversion?
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:36 AM
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Default Re: Best swap for Race Ranger?

might cover a small part of the cost.
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