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Old 05-28-2011, 12:38 PM
Rangerstang08 Rangerstang08 is offline
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Default Has anyone put a mustang engine in a ranger?

I have a 2000 mustang gt with a 4.6 and i have a 97 ranger with a 2.3 and the head is all cracked bad. I was wondering if yall ever put a mustang engine in a ranger. Will it work? And how much work? And what will i need to do this right? I am new to the forum.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:41 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone put a mustang engine in a ranger?

1.) Welcome
2.) It has been done
3.) It takes alot of modding to fit a 4.6L

Try using the search feature and I'm sure you will find a LOT of information here.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:15 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone put a mustang engine in a ranger?

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Old 05-28-2011, 01:22 PM
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:16 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone put a mustang engine in a ranger?

Welcome!
Mostly 5.0 swaps, but I'm sure a 4.6 can
Work ,considering you have the entire car to work with
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:29 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone put a mustang engine in a ranger?

4.6 is a wide bitch, but it can work.

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Old 05-28-2011, 02:30 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone put a mustang engine in a ranger?

Welcome to FRF, the 4.6L should close, It was made on the show "trucks" on spike tv but it was on a mazda B series, look it up and it shows a step by step. you can even keep the stock hood. depending what year..
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone put a mustang engine in a ranger?

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/8-cyl...-mach-1-a.html

check out that thread, it is pretty recent. on a beamed truck, you have a bit more room to work with than on an a-armed truck. not much, but every truck i've seen with a 4.6 has been beamed.
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: Has anyone put a mustang engine in a ranger?

Well to be honest with you, you might have to do some carving under the hood and you will defanantly need to upgrade your transmission and differential. The stock ones you have now will not be able to handle that V8 you want to put in it. It is a lot of work but it will be really rewarding if you do it.
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