im going to put a v8 down into my ranger. but i dont think anything b igger than a 302 would fit, without alot of mod. i dont have the time to do alot of mod to the truck. this will be like a week project. i was thinkin a 289 or a 302 would do good because i live i nthe south and i need my a/c and my heat. it is a 95 ranger 5 speed manual single cab so i cant modify the firewall hardly at all and still have any room to do anything. this is going to be my daily driver. i was thinkin a 302 because they have better gas mileage than a 289, well it did in my mustang, .