Unfortunately I don't think so. I believe even the 2.9l in the bronco/ranger was fuel injected. Maybe you could find some who can weld really good that could modify the intake to work with a carb. Of course that is assuming there is even enough spacer the hood.
Thanks for the reply/info. I was thinking of attempting to modify the existing intake and had considered hood clearance. Recently there was an ad out for a 'baja' style Ranger here and it said it had a 2.9 with single 4-barrel. I haven't been able to see it because the owner is deployed. Ad does say it runs rough... must be it's been modified and it didn't come out so well?!!