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Old 03-15-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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Has anyone attempted a 96-98 cobra motor swap?
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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A couple have done the 4.6 DOHC swap. Latest 4.6 swap is in here:
http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...d.php?t=116900
See you are new so welcome! Great swap info down in the V-8 swap area.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:11 PM   #3
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Thank you! I may attempt it but I also have to figure out how to keep it a 4x4!
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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Also, start watching "Trucks!" on Spike TV, they have done the swap on a '98 ranger.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:23 PM   #5
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A couple have done the 4.6 DOHC swap. Latest 4.6 swap is in here:
http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...d.php?t=116900
See you are new so welcome! Great swap info down in the V-8 swap area.
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Do you have any links for an actual DOHC swap Dave? I'd like to see how well they fit.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:29 PM   #6
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Man that looks like a ton of work! I have a teksid block from a 96 cobra bored.20 over im thinking of using all forged and doing a twin setup,I come from the mustang world but dang that's a lot of work!
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Yep. From what I've heard, it is a serious PITA. It's so much wide than other 6 bangers. Ask around though. Nothing what a torch and a sawzall can't fix.
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Do you have any links for an actual DOHC swap Dave? I'd like to see how well they fit.
Here are a couple of pics of mine I did a few years back.

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If you want a V8, just put in a 5.0, they are much smaller than the 4.6. But if you want a challenge then go ahead and do it and let us know how it goes!
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