Does anyone have an idea of what engines can fit in my 1985 ford ranger 4x4 v6 manual transmission? Thank you!!

Asked by Feb 28, 2014 at 08:42 AM about the 1985 Ford Ranger

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bought very good condition 85 ranger for $150, not running rod bearings blew.. its an old engine Im assuming. Just want to restore pretty much all.... Very New too all of this... Will add pictures soon Thank you!!!!

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Instead of trying to cut and paste an engine together, I would buy a compatible crate engine. Then all you have to do is swap parts from the original to the crate. Crates will run around $1500 or so, depending on what you want. Plus you know it's new and nothing will blow up in a month or two after you've done all that work.

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I'm with Reelin68. It's best to stick with the same displacement engine and crate (or remanufactured Long Blocks) come with a warranty. The Ranger is a durable - and rebuildable - little truck. The easiest and least troublesome way to keep it is to keep it stock - unless your made of time and money.

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Thank you. Appreciate the answers very helpful

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