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Re: If it aint broke, don\'t fix it
I've driven a Ranger with a 302 in it. It was a conversion, and had PLENTY of power! Sounded nice too! *grin* I understand they also made them stock for one year, something like '82 or '83, but discontinued it when they started getting lots of warranty repairs!
Leve, I've thought about swapping in a V6, but I understand there are something like 3 different 4.0 V6s Ford used, and some are better than others. I've heard that one had a tendency to get flat cams at 60,000 (sorta like a chevy 350!) and another was only made for 2 years and doesn't interchange with the others. One Ford mechanic warned me to stay away from 4.0s made before 1994. Not sure if all that is true, but does make me a little cautious. Maybe after I get the Jeep set up, I'll see if I can't find a wrecked '95 or newer Exploder, uh, I mean Explorer and get the engine. I think the 4.0 was an option for the Ranger in '95 and I think my computer will hook right up to it. Right or wrong?
It's all a state of mind, and if you don't mention the state of my mind, I'll be happy to overlook yours!