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Old 10-28-2006, 18:52   #1 (permalink)
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4.6 in a 85 Ford Ranger

I am installing a 98 Crown Vic 4.6, auto, and all wiring into my 85 Ford Ranger. I have the complete post going at this site
I will post some info here to, but to start check it out there. You will see, it's not all that hard to fit it.
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Old 10-31-2006, 19:36   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 4.6 in a 85 Ford Ranger

Here are some pics of the engine in. I also have a pic of the PCM installed, you can see the wiring as well. I decided to run my own fuse box for power to the PCM, fan, alternator and fuel pump. I am going to run a frame rail pump and return to the tank via factory 4.6 return and fpr. I have the radiator installed. I included a pic of the clearance between the box and where the water neck/oil filter unit will be. The driveshaft was nice. All I did is get a 354 u-joint and put the slip yoke from the CV on the Ranger driveshaft, and I was good to go. I wish it was this easy for everything else.



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Old 11-02-2006, 20:28   #3 (permalink)
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Hey! That's great man! Gonna have fun keepin rear tires on that!
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Old 01-16-2007, 19:05   #4 (permalink)
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Okay, sorry for the delay here guys, been really busy and haven't had a lot of time. I have got a lot done. The truck runs and drives, it is getting close. I made some changes and got some pics. I got the headers made, got the belt, hoses, and cooler lines hooked up. I made a shifter, and got the intake made. I simply bought mandrel bends of 45, 90, and 180 pieces. I then tried and tried until we had a good fit. They worked out pretty well, I got a bung in the collector fot the O2 Sensors, and they are ready for side pipes. Here are the pics.

The Air Intake a simple job, especially with all the others.


A look at the belt, all we did here was eliminate the A/C and route the belt differently.


Here is a look at the steering shaft, it ended up being a straight shot. I used a Nissan pickup setup to mount outside the frame. I simply installed the Ranger outers into the Nissan inners.



Okay the next few are of the headers, from test fit looks to pics of the final product.







I will get some more pics up soon and go over some more of what I have done!
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Re: 4.6 in a 85 Ford Ranger

I have a full write up on rangerpowersports.com

If people are interested here, I will post it here as well.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:20   #6 (permalink)
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Awesome job!

Ford should have done a production run with a V8 to compete with the Dodge boys.
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