Remember that everything flexes while off-road. L as your stock setup. Don't install the radiator yet, or you'll be sending it out to have several holes repaired. I retained the stock fuel pumps by using a return style regulator. The engine block is the foundation on which everything is built. We also offer the components for swapping in a Dana 44 solid axle from an Early Bronco. Mission and budget determine which block you choose.
Ford ranger bronco ii v8 engine swap transmissions, The ranger and bronco ii v-8 conversion 289, 302, 351, 429 and 460: this 30 page booklet is about building high performance ford rangers and bronco ii. You need a belt system using three belts to gain sufficient radiator clearance. . There are 3 popular options for engine swaps: Carbureted 302: For '83-85 trucks with the carbureted 2. If using a mechanical fan, remember to use a shroud. Radiator - There have been many members of The Ranger Station forums that have used the stock 4.
Note a larger transmission bolt pattern as well with the 6-bolt, which also includes the smaller 1962—1964 transmission bolt pattern. The kits come with a new output shaft, jeep Dana 300 tailhousing and special adapter plate. The first consideration is the oil pan on your engine. The adapter will have to point down instead of out for clearance. I'm not saying that's what i'll do since i do have a set of Chevy corporate axles sitting in the garage.
I know i can drill out the mounts on a couple different chevy cases so they can be mounted right or left. Maybe you can locate everything so that dimension remains the same. It is important to check your flywheel and starter for proper engagement before installing the engine. Now it's time to situate the motor into the chassis. Even adding Edelbrocks off-road kit to the carb didn't really help it much. If you bought a conversion kit with motor mounts, it probably has measurements to tell you where to mount the engine mounts to the crossmember. Then have the C5 main shaft and tailhousing installed in the C4.
This bellhousing was only used with the 164 tooth flywheel. When you add nickel to an iron casting, you add weight. These modifications are listed in your instruction sheet. The plastic that the heater box is made from is some kind of styrene and responds well to heat. Some try to hide it. This bellhousing was only compatible with a mechanical type clutch control.
I have read that it is hard and I have heard that it isn't too bad. The main reason i'm doing the swap is because i drove my Ex almost 70 miles home with no oil pressure after an offroad trip a couple weeks ago. It has a wiring harness that goes from the module on the wheel well to the distributor, and the original power harness from the Ranger should plug right into it. Respected Ford engine builder John Da Luz in San Diego, California, has weighed all Ford blocks and found a Mexican block weighs the same as a U. For your convenience we've provided the Ford part numbers below. If going carb, that should be all you need.
It may also be cheaper in the end. You can throw 450 hp at this block without spending a fortune. Remember you must have a qualified machine shop install them and then line bore or line hone to proper dimensions. See inside back cover of our catalog or website for warranty information. Thermostat location for the 351C, 351M, and 400M is in the block as shown due to a dry-intake manifold design.
The other choice is to remove the frame brackets for the transmission cross member and relocate them a few inches forward of where they were located. It hooks up easily following the directions that come with the new ignition module. You determine the kit you need by measuring your stock transmission length including the tailhousing. I know that doing the swap is probably going to be difficult, but if anybody is familiar with the 6. The center vertical bar in the core support must be cut out to make room. It has been said Mexican blocks have higher nickel content.
It may be necessary to locate the motor slightly to the passenger side for oil filter adapter to steering sector clearance, and steering to exhaust manifold clearance. In some instances, additional clearance may be needed near the bottom corners where the firewall and the floorpan meet. Deck cooling passages are an odd triangular shape as well, which is another element that differentiates them from the 289 and 302. This allows you to off-road in confidence with out the annoying hesitations, stalling and flooding typically associated with carbs in an off road environment. If you find an out-of-spec Mexican block, you may still use the main caps on a good block.