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Gearhead
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posted 10-12-2000 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gearhead   Click Here to Email Gearhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was talking to a fellow last night who wants to put a 302 into his son's 83 Ranger pickup. The truck has a gutless 2.3 I-4 in it right now with a 4-speed. Anyone done this swap before? Would the 4-speed hook up to a 302 with the correct bellhousing? If not, which tranny would work in this application? How about motor mounts and ignition module?

Any tips, experience or advice would be appreciated. Are there any websites out there dedicated to this swap?? Thanks guys!!

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posted 10-12-2000 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You bet, Ian. Check out Kaufmann's web site.
http://www.kaufmannproducts.com/rangersw.htm

Also, TomP and BMXKris are working on these swap as we speak. {type?}

Check out these forums: https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000226.html
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000246.html
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000077.html

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posted 10-12-2000 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gearhead   Click Here to Email Gearhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Steve! That helps out quite a bit. I'll pass the info onto the fellow that was asking me about this swap. Looks like it's a bit more involved than I first thought.

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