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Ryan's 5.0l Ranger swap

Discussion in 'Ford Ranger - Mazda B-Series Forum' started by TheStig365, June 17, 2017.


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      Hi everyone, I will be using this thread to document my progress on swapping the 5.0l and all necessary components from a 1999 Explorer Limited AWD into my 2000 Ranger 4.0 OHV. I also plan on asking questions here as this community is full of information. Stay tuned for details!
       
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      First picture is the truck that will be getting the new drivetrain, started life as a 3.0l auto before I bought it in 2014. The truck came into my hands with a 4.0l OHV auto, didn't know that wasn't the original motor till a year later, also found out the miles were rolled back :(. So the odometer says 152,000 but I have no idea what is the true mileage. Alright enough back story and onto the good stuff.

      Before I started the thread I bought a 1999 Explorer 5.0l AWD as the donor vehicle for swapping the various parts to my truck. I pulled the motor, the transmission/transfer case.
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      For this swap the plans are:
      Full rebuild motor
      Use explorer motor mounts, radiator, computer etc
      Wanted a 5 speed but auto will have to do right now
      Ditch AWD and go with a BW4406 electric
      Make BW4406 fit
      Try to use headers (Hedman 88400) (fingers crossed)
      Also swap in power leather seats and center console as a little icing on the cake

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      Current motor status

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      The headers that I am hopefully gonna see fit. If they need slight modification, which already I know they do because I have gt40p heads, I'm not opposed to but if they aren't even close, I'll just cut my losses.
       
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      Josh P Shaggin Wagon Elite Explorer

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      5.0L is a good motor. I'd like to do this swap into my 87 ranger.
       
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      I have an 01 swapped 5.0 ranger and will tell you from experience only headers made for the explorer 5.0 will fit. Bw4406 manual shift fits no problem.
       
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      That's what I was afraid of but I'm not afraid of a little custom work. Plan B will be to wait until torque monster headers or something similar become available again.
       
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      It's tight and unless you have a full width solid axle swap with the steering box outside the frame it's going to be a big pain to make out the box headers work. I have the discontinued FMS headers on my ranger.
       

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