Re: ford 302 into a ranger??
Christian, The 302 swap into a Ranger or Bronco II is done all the time and there are kits out there that supply the motor and tranny mounts you need to drop in a 302 and an AOD tranny or a stick. No need to move the firewall.....as there's plenty of room in the engine compartment as is. The existing tranny will not work with the 302 since it won't even bolt up. In order to make the swap you'll need to find a donor vehicle with the EFI 302, wiring harness, tranny, crossmember, fuel system, computer etc. to make the swap a fairly easy process. You'll also have to have a custom driveshaft made and you should seriously consider swapping in a Ford 8.8" rear end or you'll be spending $1000 on gears every six months if you're hard on it.
It can be done, but plan on spending at least $2000-3000 on parts alone. If cost doesn't matter, go for it. You definitely won't be disappointed with the power.
1992 Ford Bronco
E4OD- B&M Stage 2 shift kit
Full 3" stainless Bassani Exhaust
32" BFG's/stock suspension
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