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Old 03-11-2011, 08:12 PM
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just wondering if any one knew what the biggest engine you could fit into a ranger is. i think ive heard of ppl putting a 351 in it but was wondering if i might be able to fit a 429 or a 460 in
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:17 PM
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Default Re: biggest engine that will fit in ranger?

I believe there is somebody on another Ranger forum who did or is in the process of putting a 460 into their Ranger. LOTS of modifications to the entire structure, but if you've got the means, why not?

I'd personally just go with the typical 5.0 swap and call it a day.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:23 PM
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ya i will probably end up with a 302 or possibly a edelbrock 347 http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_...m-xt_503.shtml but i was on craigslist today and found a sweet 460 and it got me thinkin
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:03 PM
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:11 PM
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the biggest ive seen is 460 bbf, 6.0 powerstroke and 5.9 cummins. A 5.4 mod v8 can be sorta considered too i guess. I'd just stick to the small blocks, anything bigger would require a bunch of fab work, besides, the Ranger is a compact truck, you dont need a big block to make it go really fast.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:26 PM
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35 years ago my friend put a worked 428 in a 1963 falcon with a lot of fabrication, a econoline straight axle, and tilt nose. Anything can be done if you have the funds and the time, by the way we yanked the front wheels off the ground in 3rd gear from a dead stop!
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:27 PM
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427. Please dont go any higher.
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:35 PM
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460 V8
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:16 PM
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I have bee scheming the day i get good enough at mechanics that i can drop the new 6.4 L Hemi from the dodge challenger in a ranger. I know that would make it a frankentruck but damn imagine how fast it would go.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:41 PM
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Don't worry when that day comes you'll know about more practical ways to do custom drive train work! For now take on smaller projects. Fix friends and neighbors cars. (very patient friends and neighbors.) That's how you learn. NOT by biting off more than you can chew.
Definitely fun to think about though!
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:38 AM
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:38 AM
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My buddys got a 460 in his Dragster Ranger. Joker is bad ass...

It's a late 90s stepside with a extended cab..

GO TO WWW.460FORD.COM OR WWW.429-460.COM FOR PICTURES AND MORE INFO!
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:44 PM
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just wondering if any one knew what the biggest engine you could fit into a ranger is. i think ive heard of ppl putting a 351 in it but was wondering if i might be able to fit a 429 or a 460 in
Maybe this will help: www.bigblockranger.com . There's even a video of it running as well as a complete history and parts list. He also has a ton of photos.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:52 PM
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Default Re: biggest engine that will fit in ranger?

anything can fit with enough cutting and welding. there's a thread on some other site of a 7.3 in a ranger. also there was an truck on SPEED's Pink's that had a 6.0 powerstroke in it. lots of issues with the motor tho, as can be expected from that POS
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:53 PM
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I believe there is somebody on another Ranger forum who did or is in the process of putting a 460 into their Ranger. LOTS of modifications to the entire structure, but if you've got the means, why not?

I'd personally just go with the typical 5.0 swap and call it a day.
I'm forced to agree. a 460/ bigblock engine would be too much for the truck to handle unless you beefed up the frame which is not hard to do. Basicly he'd have to rebuild the frame from the ground up to handle the torque the bigblocks are known to dish out.
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