Discussion in 'Other Engines' started by kanuck15, Aug 1, 2012.
Oh boy, that doesn't sound good..
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There is a 5.0 A/C Elimination Idler.
Doesn’t look like there is much to them, idler pulley and some bolts.
I am less that impressed with this swap over all. I should have done my homework and taken my time on it.
I did some looking on another forum and found what belt I needed to ditch the a/c
The idler pulley is not needed with this belt you have ?
Also, how are you not impressed, power, ease of install, wiring ?
I will be doing something along this lines soon enough and was just wondering.
You said time and homework but did it go together ok?
Nope. I just run a shorter belt and bypass it. Its harder to explain until you see it
I am not impressed cause I got a junk yard motor and its nickel and diming me to death. But the 3.0 that was in it was doing the same thing so I guess I am just not happy at the moment. The power is great, the install is just as easy as a factory engine and the wiring is just as simple. I just expected it to work first go around and not have to play this game
OK on the 5 and 10 thing.
I will be attempting a new motor/manual trans/transfer case and hoping to get it right the first time. At least I will be simplifying my wiring some, so I hope that help some too.
My ’88 STX with a’93 5.0L auto was decent but I always wanted more power.
Good Luck in getting thing squared away.
Its really not a bad swap, and to be honest its tough to mess up as far as stuff bolts in. The wiring is a hair worse for you being an 03. But the manual trans/transfer case will hurt that a bit. Unless you run a custom tune your computer will be in limp mode cause it doesnt sense a transmission there
Thanks for the info.
I hope to start the swap soon but I have said that on a number of projects.
No problem, If you got any other questions let me know. Ive done enough swapping around of stuff on my ranger I am pretty familiar on how it works
So I finally did the 4406 manual t case swap, found out if you get the rear driveshaft off of a regular cab short bed F150 with the 4406 manual case that that shaft will fit our rangers? I never read this before anywhere but for giggles I tried it. Darn thing fits in there pretty well. I have stock suspension and it actually could be an inch shorter but I cycled my suspension and its not hitting or falling out. I am going to keep an eye on it but it was a nice surprise
Searching for something else on here I forgot about this thread. Traded the ranger off last september for this
did a decent amount of work and here it is now
and the engine that is about to be dropped into it
Is that a 351C ?
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