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#76 of 85 ford ranger and choices
Sep 01, 2009 (3:07 pm)
i'm in a predicament...because my stock engine seems to be busted or will soon be...i have to choose one of three thing sell this one and buy new one...fix the engine or swap it...so my question is what engine can i swap my engine for?...
the truck is a lifted '97 v6 automatic 4x4...
Oct 03, 2009 (10:16 pm)
I have an 87 ranger 2.9 some nimrod either swapped the 2.9 with a 2.8 carb or swapped the intake to make it a carb engine. I bought a 2.9 out of an 88 and the engine harness is different. Does anyone know if they should be the same? The biggest issue is on the passenger side fender with all the vaccume solenoids. The 88 harness doesn't have those wires.
#78 of 85 Re: V8 swap [bad289]
Oct 11, 2009 (6:58 am)
what do i need to put a 289 in my 87 ranger i have a v6 5 speed 4x4 i will use a carburator my 289 is from a 1967 galaxie do i need a trans adapter will the oil pan work i have a 4 core rad electric fan and fuel pump the truck is stock height pls email with your reply thanks dave
Oct 22, 2009 (4:17 pm)
My '89 Ford Ranger, 4X2, Five speed manual trans, 2.9 engine has a rod knock. My original thought was to go through the trouble of putting a 302 in. However, I was informed by the Nevada DMV that it is a violation to swap an eight into a vehicle manufactured with a six cylinder engine. According to them, the fact that a 302 was installed was an automatic emissions failure
( with no consideration for how clean it ran.)
OK. I looked around for a good 2.9 in the salvage yards. They were all in worse shape than my engine.
Fair enough- I checked for rebuilt engines. The cost is prohibitive.
While searching the net I found a site that described a swap to a 4.0. It seems the wiring is not difficult to accomplish. Of course one has to use the computer to match the engine. There are several available locally, the price is right, and the ones I checked were in good condition.
There was some dispute as to weather the original transmission could be used. Are There any other problems I should know about?
Anyone know about this swap? Is it as straight forward as it sounds? .... And why is a 3.0 not an equally good option?
I really need help on this. Thanks in advance for your input.
Nov 14, 2009 (2:33 pm)
Hey,, Looking to swap Taurus 3.0 to ranger w/ 3.0 same year, What mods are involved?
#81 of 85 Re: 3.0 swap [blinkythefish]
Nov 14, 2009 (8:49 pm)
Check it out here:
#82 of 85 Re: 3.0-4.0 [rangerrocket]
Jul 01, 2010 (11:16 pm)
actually that is incorrect. all 2.8, 2.9, 3.0 and 4.0 blocks are the same on the outside and have exactly the same bellhousing bolt pattern.
#83 of 85 Re: ford ranger engine interchange [geraldf]
Jul 01, 2010 (11:21 pm)
2.3 engines and trannys will interchange, just change wiring and intakes
#84 of 85 Re: SB chevy in 199 ranger [phil112]
Jul 01, 2010 (11:29 pm)
to each their own, but I never seen the point of doing something like that, regardless of the brand of choice. I fully recomend to put a Ford engine in a Ford vehicle and a Chevy engine in a Chevy vehicle.
#85 of 85 Re: '89 Ranger engine swap [fordrngr_rick1]
Jul 01, 2010 (11:36 pm)
any 2.8, 2.9, 3.0 and 4.0 are all the same on the outside and will swap. just swap the entire intake assembly off the old engine onto the motor going in and it will work. shouldn't have to change anything else.