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Old 09-12-2011, 05:01 PM
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Arrow 5.0 Mustang into 2001 2wd Edge

Hey guys Im just beginning to do research on putting a Windsor 302 in my Ford Ranger and i was hoping someone could let me know if its gonna work with a 2001 2wd. any help would be appreciated thanks alot
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:03 PM
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anything can work.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:03 PM
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I did it with my 2000 and its the same (besides appearance stuff) as your truck, I can get into it more in detail if you seriously want to, but its a helluva lot of modification i will say that.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:17 PM
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interested thread!!. i have the same year! i found a 5.0 the other day but for 600 bucks with 132,000 miles. i will deff rebuilt it also!
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: 5.0 Mustang into 2001 2wd Edge

yeah with any used engine i would probably go ahead and rebuild it you never know how many miles are on it or how long it has set or how the p/o treated it.... and plus you can detail your engine bay while you are rebuilding it and all that good stuff.....
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:12 PM
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interested thread!!. i have the same year! i found a 5.0 the other day but for 600 bucks with 132,000 miles. i will deff rebuilt it also!
If its out of a vehicle older than 01, youll have to rebuild it anyway to comply with CA's smog laws lol
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:52 PM
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If its out of a vehicle older than 01, youll have to rebuild it anyway to comply with CA's smog laws lol
If you could just explain like what kind of mods? like cutting or anything? and what kind of transmission did you use?

Thanks for the feedback

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I did it with my 2000 and its the same (besides appearance stuff) as your truck, I can get into it more in detail if you seriously want to, but its a helluva lot of modification i will say that.
can you explain what kind of mods? id appreciate knowing what im getting myself into. and what kind of transmission did you use?

Thanks for the feedback
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: 5.0 Mustang into 2001 2wd Edge

if possible use a whole explorer switch the motor tranny computer and entire wiring harness sounds like alot of work but its what i did to mine an i have had very little problems with anything.... beside tire keep randomly going bald.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:57 AM
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I'm getting interested in doing the 5.0 engine swap.

What about the weight of the engine and the front suspension -- is it necessary to beef it up or otherwise tweak the front end?
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:13 PM
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Not really the weight difference isn't that crazy might lower it a half inch from where it sat stock
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:24 AM
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I'm getting interested in doing the 5.0 engine swap.

What about the weight of the engine and the front suspension -- is it necessary to beef it up or otherwise tweak the front end?
It's about a hundred pounds more give or take a little bit. It really depends on what engine your ranger came with.
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