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19Walt93

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Ford Technician
V8 Engine Swap
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Location
Canaan,NH
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
351
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
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If you don't have time to do it right will you have time to do it over?
Ford 3.8's didn't have head gasket problems until 95 when they changed the coolant flow for front wheel drive applications, the rear wheel drive cars were fine. Ford 3.8's should be capable of making some power because the heads have way better ports than 302's ever got.
 


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19Walt93

Active member
Ford Technician
V8 Engine Swap
Joined
Nov 13, 2018
Messages
216
Reaction score
35
Points
28
Location
Canaan,NH
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
351
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
If you don't have time to do it right will you have time to do it over?
I've never been a Buick fan, my uncle worked at a Buick/ Olds dealer for 40 years, drove Oldsmobiles (and raced Ford flatheads), and called Buicks slush boxes. Late 50's to mid 60's nailheads made good torque and were narrow so they are/were popular with the streetrod guys, maybe they'd work good in a Ranger, too. Buick 455's weigh about the same as an orange painted grenade (SBC) and made 500 lb/ft of torque at 2000 rpms. They went out of production in about 76 so scarcity would be reflected in the price.
 


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