mines had a 4cyl 5spd to it i personally didnt do the swap my friend did and i had helped and when he wanted to get rid of it i bought it from him personally i love my 87 but it is no wheres near i want it to be i have a lot of work i need to put in it if u do plan on putting a v8 in yours know that it wont be a daily driver unless u go with fuel injection i live where its mainly warm year round and i still had problems but i dont regret it
I have an '87 ranger as well, with almost everything on it stock. It has 141000 on it and I recently found the excitement of customization. It has a stock 4 banger in it and I just finished putting in a custom pace setter exhaust. I saw that you put a v8 in your 87, which is something that i would like to do, assuming I had the time and money at the end of next summer. I was wondering whether or not yours was a 4 before you put in your 8, or a 6, and whether or not you would think it was a good idea to put a 8 in a rear wheel driver ranger.