4.6 in an 88 ranger...

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  1. rick focks

    rick focks Legend

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    so...I've got my eye on this old ranger...things ratted out, but they only want $550 ... think I could learn a lot from doing something w/this truck... and thoughts on the pheasibillity of dropping my 02 engine/auto trans into this ranger????
     
  2. Fets

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    My buddy has a 92 ranger haha biggest POS ever. Well not really its the base version, non 4x4, stick, no AC, roll up windows, I mean it runs, but I dunno I was talking to him about it and putting a 5.0 motor in it
     
  3. 97vertstang

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    too much work, if u want a v8 in it stick to the 5.0
     
  4. scarface

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    so are you parting it out again ??? I say PART IT :) (no hidden agenda in there..lol )
     
  5. rick focks

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    all options are being considered...I went to some ranger forums and saw it...i think it'd be a lot easier to do a nice carburated 302...
     
  6. Lightning Struck

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    IDK a 4.6 ranger would be pretty cool :) especially if it was a 4 Valve 4.6 ^-^
     
  7. rick focks

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    OMFG I just went to some ranger forums...there's ALOT of v8 rangers running 14s or 15s... :lame: I'm probably going to do this build, but keep it mild...if I do go v8 I decided on a carburated 347, fresh 5spd and built rearend...maybe some laughing gas...MAYBE...but I think I'm still going to get the truck because it's so cheap and build it up for my son to drive one day...13 year deadline...
     
  9. Lightning Struck

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    8 rangers only doing 14's and 15's ??? ??? ??? what the hell is in them?? I would think the ranger is LIGHT compared to my heavy ass L, so it would not take a lot of power to get them down the track :dunno:
     
  10. phil_the_thrill

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    i would only do it if it were 4 wheel drive
     
  11. rick focks

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    they were giving 3200+ lbs weights...i think most don't have suspension or the proper rearend to get it moving ... I wasn't expecting to do much but that's ridiculous...I'm pretty set on getting the truck...but I'm going to take this opportunity to learn how to do some paint/body work and interior work ... i might do a 302/347 or the likes MUCH later...
     
  12. Lightning Struck

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    you would think for someone to go to the trouble of doing a 8 swap that they would ( since they take it to the track ) go ahead and get the proper rear end ( axle, springs, shocks, UCA, LCA's ) so the truck could take advantage of that power :boink:
     
  13. rick focks

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    maybe my expectations are too high here's what I was reading.... lots of good times 11s/12s but lots of just freakin' dogs too ... to me that square body ranger w/cobra rims looks seckzie so I can forgive a lot... just not the numbers I was expecting...

    http://www.rangerpowersports.com/forum/showthread.php?t=187435



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  14. Lightning Struck

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    any of the 93+ body stlye??
     
  15. rick focks

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    didn't look ... i've owned a 98 and a 99 and really liked them, but I think I like this look better
    there's a 93+ in there with a DOHC running in the 14s ... that's just a big waste in my book...so much work for so little results
     
  16. Lightning Struck

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    damn a 4 valve and only 14's :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: something must be offffff with that deal :dunno: :dunno:
     
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    Nice. I just finished restoring a 76 with a 351 windsor i really need to get some picks of it lol
     
  18. rick focks

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    Wow record dead thread? Thnx for the memories
     
  19. DropTopPony

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    haha nice and old....

    they are putting a 4V out of a Marauder in one on the TV Show Trucks on SpikeTV.