modified ranger to 5.0L
yes can be a hard job,just swapping motors is not all it is,you will need motor mounts tranny mount computer and wireing harness from donor vehicle of which u got the motor from.
You also have to ask if its legal. Many states only permit you to install an engine from the same model year or newer.
http://www.therangerstation.com/Magazine/Fall2009/explorer_v8_swap.htm Here's an idea of what you'd need to do
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