Why is it whenever I see or hear about a 302/351 Ranger they allways use either a C4, C6, AOD, or a T5 transmission. I built a 302 Ranger a couple years ago and I used a C4 because it was the cheapest way possible. The Ranger has sat for a year now because I stole its 302/C4 for another project, but I am turning it into a 50/50 street/bracket racer and I want a 5 speed. From where I stand in Maine a good T5 with all necessary parts for the swap would cost me $1000-$1500. I HATE automatics especially when drag racing, yes they have their pros compared to sticks but for me the fun factor allways overrules. My question is this, why cant I pick up an early '90s Ford F-150 5.0/5-speed truck and transplant the whole engine/trans into my Ranger? Im sure the trans is pretty beefy and would need some custom trans tunnel work but why dont people use these transmissions?