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Sam French
09-04-2010, 07:51 AM
How hard would it be to drop a 302 in a 1987 2wd ranger?

Psychopete
09-04-2010, 09:28 AM
Not as hard as it is time consuming. But this is given you know some basic automotive stuff. If you've never swapped an engine, may take a very long time or may never complete it. Lots to it that might not be apparent at face value. Can get expensive also.

STL
09-04-2010, 09:31 AM
Anything is possible with the right tools and knowledge


What year engine are you looking at swapping in?

dirttrackracer
09-04-2010, 11:36 AM
takes a good amount of time but with the right parts it would probally take around a week

Sam French
09-04-2010, 06:00 PM
well i have a 302 out of a 1998 mustang i believe

SPless
09-04-2010, 06:42 PM
the last year of the 302 in the mustang was 95...if its the motor out of a 98 then it would be a modular 4.6 and would be a lot harder

Sam French
09-09-2010, 11:27 AM
so i should try to get a motor from a 95 or lower?

More_Cowbell
09-09-2010, 12:31 PM
you can put a 4.6l in it it will just be more expensive you need a stand alone ecm for it and a diffrent one for the tranny unless they are from the exact same vehicle then the ecm should be good for both just a ton of wiring to do, post a picture of the motor up here

stephensimmons
09-09-2010, 04:06 PM
so i should try to get a motor from a 95 or lower?

Yes and to make it a little easier use one of these.
http://northernautoparts.com/ProductModelDetail.cfm?ProductModelId=5607
OR
http://northernautoparts.com/ProductModelDetail.cfm?ProductModelId=5608

Sam French
09-10-2010, 11:01 AM
could i take a v6 superchargerd out of a 1990 thunderbird. i have the car just sitting here..

stephensimmons
09-11-2010, 07:55 AM
could i take a v6 superchargerd out of a 1990 thunderbird. i have the car just sitting here..

Yes you could but you would have to swap the wireing harness, intercooler, tranny, and instal a intank fuel pump with the engine. Trust me the 302 swap would be alot easier exspeialy if you gona go carbed.

Sam French
09-12-2010, 07:12 PM
ok i have the thunderbird that i got free from my parents and it runs great and all. little fast haha. but yeah 302 is probably a better option.. or just a 351w.