As long as the engine is the same and it will run well with the LR3's ECM you are sorted without probs
Kind of a crazy thing to do, I helped with several Volvo V8 conversions about 20 years ago using the fuel injected Ford 5.0L and Ford T5 tranny, lots of fun, and good luck to you! In this case (LR3 to Ranger V6) the block on the LR3 is tapped a bit differently, it would drop right into a Ford, but the Ford needs engine mount modifications/adapters to drop into the LR3. Any way, getting set to torque everything down and going to attempt to install on Wednesday, WPT-1231 Ford oil temp sensor pigtail kit fit and is perfect, figured out how to check number 1 cylinder TDC compression stroke for the flex plate install which is required for proper CKP crankshaft position sensor operation, there is only one keyway in this engine and that is on the front of the crankshaft, everything else is torqued into position, so instant destruction if anything is mis-timed. Testing fuel injectors and doing some soldering and shrink wrapping tomorrow, hopefully engine install is Wednesday. The photos are of the rough engine mount with left bank? knock sensor, and the LR3 oil filter mount and engine mount on the Ranger engine. Some modification of the engine mount is required...Great read and thread topic. I'm trying to research using the Ford 5.0 coyote motor if I need to replace the 5.0 jag in my 2012 supercharged. The retrofit, cheap bastards like me need more info like this floating around.
Actually would have been impossible, we would have fixed the front cassette only to find that the rear needed fixing, which you cannot do without pulling the engine, so a lot of time wasted when the engine should just have been pulled in the first place. You were definitely lucky, this engine was a bear to pull, lots of unexpected hard to get to bolts and one forgotten electrical connector. Heading out to my friend's shop for the trial install right now...That big of a job would've been rough with it still in. Definitely not a wasted effort. I lucky my pistons weren't damaged on the d2 when I worked on it
Sorry all, only took 1 photo and posted on another site but not here. Got the torque converter, transmission mount bolts, starter motor and engine mounts all sorted out, now just getting the Moroso accumulator (pre-oiler) pieces arranged, photo of Mr. Ranger sitting in Mr. LR3's engine bay, we'll resume next Monday or Tuesday...