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Old 06-20-2003, 04:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ford NUTS!!! Big Question

Got a question for all u ford guys out there. Will a 4.6L v8 from a crown vic police car fit into a 97 RANGER with a 3.0L? Im worried about deck height issues. I think i will fit width wise but if ya know otherwords please tell me. Im gonna back it with a NP435 and most likley a 205 T-case. The 4.6 has the police intecepter package and would be sweet in my ranger. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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P.s its either the 4.6 or the 302 ho from a 96 mustang so wada think???
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Isn't 4.6 wider then a 5.0? Have you looked at The Ranger Station there is some 4.6 info on the 5.0 swap page.

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Will that tranny bolt up? I'm curious about the modular engine's tranny choices. Are you going to run a stand alone system for the fuel management or use the car's harness? If that is the case, will you need to hook up the speedo sensor on the rear? sounds like a great project.
Anyway, I don't know the measurements on the 3.0 but here goes on the 4.6

SOHC 28 5/8" wide
26" tall
28" long
DOHC 30" wide
29 7/8" tall
28" long

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Decided not to go with the 4.6 too big. I know the 5.0L can be done and has been done many times before. Plus its a trial parts issue. I wheel with a lot of people who have trail parts for a 5.O how many people u wheel with that have a 4.6?? " not sayin i wont have my own trial spare parts just that i wont have every thing " On top of that the 5.0L has so many performance options. As far as the tranny options go it would be a real pain in the ass to hook up a spedo sensor in the rear end seeing that i have a 9inch back there. Can it even be done? Im gonna have to figure something out or go sensor less? Wonder what that would do to the efi system and the computer systems fuel sender info???
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I seen the early trans for the modular that uses a speedo cable to the tranny. The later models use a ring gear sensor in the rear to drive the speedo. This unfortunately also controls the tranny. When the sensor went up in my SuperDuty, the tranny wouldn't shift properly, causing hard slams into gear at about 3000-3500. So I know the sensor is really important on the later model trannys. you bring up a good point about spare parts too. As far as the rear is concerned, you could swap out an 8.8 from an Exploder as long as it's the proper one. (need a sensor hookup for that tranny, or could plug it up with a cable driven speedo.)
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There is no such thing as a 302 ho from a 96 mustang. 96 was the first year they started using the modular engines so it is going to be the 4.6.

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Sorry was lookin at the wrong paper work. the 5.OL Ho is from the 95 mustang.
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yea ur makin the right choice the five oh is the way to go i don't think the modular engines use the same tranny pattern as the old fiveoh's
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