1986 Ford Ranger Engine swap

Tiny
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  • 1986 FORD RANGER
  • 80,000 MILES

What engine with more power than my 2.0 4 cyl would fit easily into this truck?

I would like to change my 5 speed to an automatic. What would you recommend that would work well with the 1st question?

I would prefer, if possible, not to have to make any or few changes to the frame and other structures,

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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 10:32 AM

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There is a 2.9 V6 version for this vehicle and since you are interested in changing to automatic, the best way to go about is to get a half-cut and transplant the complete system over.

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Monday, July 1st, 2013 AT 12:00 PM
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What is a half-cut

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Thursday, July 4th, 2013 AT 5:06 PM
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Engine assy, complete with transmission, wireharness and dash.

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