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Old 09-14-2017, 08:10 PM
bongogeorge bongogeorge is offline
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Default 83 Ranger engine and trans upgrade

I have an 83 Ranger and the body and Chassis are in excellent condition. The 2.3l engine and transmission on the other hand are worn out. I have access to a 2001 Ford Ranger with a good 3.0 l and transmission. Do any of you know if the 3.0 liter in transmission will mount into an 83 Ranger chassis?

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Old 09-15-2017, 07:46 AM
LargeR LargeR is offline
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Default Re: 83 Ranger engine and trans upgrade

I'm quite sure you will need to fabricate adapters to mount the motor but I think that would be the easy part. Wiring the electronic engine controls & pcm would be the time consuming part.

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