I own a 1989 ford ranger 2.9 4x4 and I want to put a 302 in it. I don't know what to do for a transmission, should I leave that one in it or find a new one?

Asked by Oct 26, 2014 at 12:34 AM about the 1989 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Car Customization

I was told that you can't leave my
transmission in it because its to week. I
was told to get a c-4 which I have no idea
where do get one or what kind of truck to
get it out of.

3 Answers


Locate a complete 302 power train but use a unit that is carbed, no fuel injection, the job is difficult enough without the hassle of integrating in control systems. A wrecking yard might be a good place to start or fond an older rig that could be the donor car. If you live in a state that requires emission and safety testing it will no longer pass.


Also look at some of the ranger forums, there is a fair amount of info on 302 conversions.

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I have a 5.0 motor just can't find the right transmission, I went to a junk yard a found a 94-96 6 cylinder 5 speed transmission and was hoping that would work, or if I had to find an adapter plate

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