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Old 04-03-2004, 21:37   #1 (permalink)
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Just aquired a 90 ranger 2WD ex-cab. Also just aquired an 86 Crown Vic interceptor with a 351/aod combo. Any ideas on how to make swapping the small block into the ranger go a little easier?
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Old 04-04-2004, 05:00   #2 (permalink)
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If you can find a copy of Off-Road Adventures magazine, there is a feature of a 4wd Ranger with a 351. It's sort of the house magazine of 4 Wheel Parts, or if they have a store near you they should have it there too. Article said he had stock exhaust manifolds because of the extra width of the 351. My guess would be that a 302 swap kit would work.
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Heres a useful link for it. --> http://www.kaufmannproducts.com/rangersw.htm
This is for the 5.0 Litre though.
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The 5.0 and 5.8 Windsors have the same external dimensions, same heads, etc. No reason why it wouldn't fit. As far as I know, the 351 is just a factory stroked 302 which is why is has better low rpm torque numbers.

It would definitely be a fun swap.
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Thanks for the info guys. will post pics when it's ready to roll.
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The 351/5.8 is a little wider than a 302/5.0. The article I mentioned in Off-Road Adventures shows the Ranger with stock 351 manifolds, apparently headers won't fit.
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Lots of good info out there. These two links show the external dimensions for the 302/351. I haven't actually measured both engines myself but considering the heads, intake, valve covers, etc. are interchangeable between the 302 and 351, they should be the same size.

http://www.wagoneers.com/FSJ/tech/En...swapchart.html

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/T...62/engine.html
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