Engine swap possibilities


Asked by Mar 20, 2013 at 04:42 PM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I have a 1990 Bronco 2 I inherited from my grandfather, it has sentimental value and as much as i love
the car, i would like to replace the engine with something bigger with more power, what engine should i
get? I'm only 17 and I have a $1400 budget.

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Are you doing the work yourself? Because $1400 isn't much to work with.

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Yeah, my uncle will be helping me on it.


There some kits that will help you install a 302 in the place of the V6 just go online and you will find them, it will take some work.

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You didn't mention size of existing engine. Two good v6 choices are the 4.0 & 4.0 SOHC. The SOHC has almost the same power as a 302, but if you get newer wrecked Ranger, its a direct bolt in.

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I was going to suggest the 4.0 V-6 OHC, which is a super reliable engine. take the transmission from the donor truck too. It was available in the newer Explorer, Explorer Sport, Ranger and Mazda B-4000. The OHV version is also great, and possibly more readily available at a lower price. Your best bet is to buy the entire vehicle as a donor, so you get the wiring, computer, transmission, engine mounts, and the rest.

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