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Old 06-30-2011, 04:00 PM
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so yesturday i was given a 1990 ford ranger 2wd single cab, BUT! its only a rolling chassis and i wanna do something never before done to it so any ideas guys?
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:01 PM
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it's pretty much all been done. diesels, big v8's, electric.... you name it.

you could put a hydrogen fuel cell in it, or make it a hybrid.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:03 PM
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it's pretty much all been done. diesels, big v8's, electric.... you name it.

you could put a hydrogen fuel cell in it, or make it a hybrid.
Make it run on vegetable oil, That would be different, but as stated earlier, its all been done before. Unless!!!! Monster garage it, turn that Ranger into a lawnmower or Donut factory .
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:03 PM
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well i dont have the money to do a hydro cell or hybrid, but i wanna do something to it thats so insane and unique to it
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:04 PM
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Where have you been man? I sent you a few messages about the stickers you were going to make me and there was no reply
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well i dont have the money to do a hydro cell or hybrid, but i wanna do something to it thats so insane and unique to it
I se a lot of 302 swaps how about a 289 swap, dont see too many of those.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:07 PM
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clinton ive been gone because i lost mostly everything in a house fire, and i was thinking that i have a old tractor motor and tranny sitting in storage that it would be nice to put that in it and make a tractor truck haha
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:08 PM
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I thought you were away in college doing it
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:09 PM
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clinton ive been gone because i lost mostly everything in a house fire, and i was thinking that i have a old tractor motor and tranny sitting in storage that it would be nice to put that in it and make a tractor truck haha
Monster garage for the win! Sorry about the fire bud.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:11 PM
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yeah no ive been working 60-70 hour weeks for a while and now i have some time off, thank god, and im still thinking that my 1945 ford 9N motor would be sweet in that ranger
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:18 PM
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DO IT!!!!, there's a company here in georgia i think its called shade tree conversions. he puts a 4cyl ford tractor engine into an f150 with a 5sp, and gets 50ish mpg he says, He also did a 3cyl ford into an f150, and a 4cyl tractor engine into an old mustang II. though id highly recommend putting a turbo on it for better performance, and maybe a good exhaust setup with maybe a muffler since tractor engine are def loud lol. here a video from him.


i have an old Massey Ferguson 245 diesel tractor I've always thought about swapping in, glad to know someone likes the idea as well!!
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:22 PM
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well see this motor will top out at like maybe 20mphs BUT! has 600hp(its been modded before i bought it) and very high torqued up so i dont care about speed
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:34 PM
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The 289 is a different approach as well as a tractor engine swap, but other than that about all I know that you can do would be chop the top and turn it into an old school hotrod project, or turn it into a ratrod. Ratrods seem to be extremely popular these days, which I noticed at the last carshow I attended this year on memorial day weekend.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:36 PM
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im not much into hotrods or ratrods, and sence i have motor which happens to be a tractor motor thats what i think ill put in it, now theres just the matter of what should i use for the rear end?
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:59 PM
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im not much into hotrods or ratrods, and sence i have motor which happens to be a tractor motor thats what i think ill put in it, now theres just the matter of what should i use for the rear end?
I'd go with a Ford 9 inch rear end with 3.73 rear gears, 31 spline axles, and a limited slip rear diff. The 9 inch rear end will be able to handle the power output that you stated earlier of your tractor engine.
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