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Old 08-07-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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Induction

Kurtz Kustomz offers a True-Rev Sport induction kit. It replaces your stock airbox with an S&B Powerstack filter, billet mass air adapter, mounting bracket, and comes with necessary hardware and instructions.

Or, Create your own air induction setup with a K&N cone filter.

Summit Racing carries the Granatelli Motor Sports mass airflow sensor Part # GRN60003016-05. It flows 45% more air than stock and is said to give you an extra 10-15 horsepower at the rear wheels.

Camcraft produces camshafts for the 3.0.

K&N offers an Aircharger that fits 1998-2001 Ranger V-6-3.0L. The Part Number is: 63-1034. Its goes for $250.00, but hey, it's K&N!

Ignition

MSD offers a DIS-4 replacement ignition control that can deliver up to 480 volts to the primary side of the DIS coils. It is available at Jegs part#121-6215 or Summit Racing Part #MSD-6215

Upgrade to better spark plug wires

Get a performance computer chip: Superchips or Jet offers chips

Exhaust

Install JBA or Pacesetter headers

Install a Borla or Dynomax Cat-Back Exhaust system.

Jegs offers the Dynomax system.

Miscellaneous

Use Synthetic fluids to lessen the drag on internal engine parts.

Consider changing your gear ratio to improve low end performance (Example 3.73's to 4.10's)


Vulcan 3.0 Specifications

Vehicle: Ranger '86 and up

Engine type Over-head Valve Engine

Displacement 182 cu.in./ 3.0 liters*/ 2999cc (Bore and stroke=3012cc)

Bore 3.504 in. / 89 mm

Bore Spacing 4.33 in. (same as3.0/3.2 SHO**)

Stroke 3.1496 in. / 80 mm (same as 3.0/3.2 SHO**)

Compression ratio 9.25:1 * , 9.3:1 +

Power (SAE net) 140hp @ 4,800 rpm * , 145hp @ 4,800 rpm + ,150hp/112.5 kWa/ @ 5,000 rpm ('96)

Torque 160 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm * , 165 lb.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm + , 185 lb.-ft. @ 3,720 rpm ('96)

Intake Manifold 2 piece, Cast Aluminum (Plenum reversible for transverse engines)

Injection Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection, Multi Port Injected (SEFI MPI)

Fuel Pressure Vacuum Regulated at: '86-'91: 30-40 psi , '91-'01: 30-45 psi (2 bolt 5.0L adjustable regulator bolts-in)

Fuel Requirements Gasoline: 87 octane ('86) , Flex-Fuel: Any mix of gasoline or E85 (85% Corn Fuel/ 1% gasoline)

Block Cast Iron 60 V-6

Pistons Cast Aluminum, 3-rings: 1.5mm/1.5mm/4mm (3.0L SHO Forged Aluminum)

Piston Pin Diameter .9119'' to .9124'' (Ford I-4: 2000cc, 2300cc. V-8: 221, 260, 289, 302, 5.0) .912''

Connecting rods Forged Steel, center to center length: UNK

Crankshaft Nodular Cast Iron (3.0/3.2 SHO Forged Steel)

Main Journal Diameter 2.5194 in. **

Rod Journal Diameter 2.1257 in. (3.0/3.2 SHO is 2.047 in.) ** (Chevy 350 large journal: 2.100''. 327 small journal: 2.000'')

Rod Side Clearance .010' +

Cam Shaft Specs Duration (unk), Lift .260'' **

Valve lifters '86-'93: Hydraulic. '94-'01: Hydraulic roller tappets (same as 5.0L). Lifter guide plates are not interchangeable.

Oil Pump Standard, gear mesh, mechanical pump, driven by distributor. 40-60 psi @ 2,500 rmp +

Heads and valve gear Cast iron. 2 valves per cylinder; single springs with dampers ; rubber valve stem; pedestal mounted, stamped steel rocker arms, M8 mounting bolts; steel push rods; bronze valve guides and hardened seats.


** SVO Catalog
* '86 Taurus 3.0
+ repair manuals
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:48 PM   #2
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What would make my engine misfire, only when I am going up a hill, and a punch the gas? I have new plugs and wires. Any ideas? I have Mid-Grade fuel in it as well. I have the 3.0 V6 in a 1999 Mazda B3000. The Flex-Fuel model.
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What would make my engine misfire, only when I am going up a hill, and a punch the gas? I have new plugs and wires. Any ideas? I have Mid-Grade fuel in it as well. I have the 3.0 V6 in a 1999 Mazda B3000. The Flex-Fuel model.
i would check for fuel delivery probably its the pick up for gastank. have you changed the fuel filter in a while?

intake wise our engines suffer from not breathing but the bottleneck is in the intake itself and not the filterbox, now once you get a bigger throttlebody and port the intake and get betterflowing headers, a cone filter will help big time. also rollerrockers help for additional power at this point.
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I had the fuel filter changed right before I came home from Iraq. I should have waited till a little after I got home and burned a tank of fuel. I will get it done again soon.
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i have the 3.0 motor, and i was looking to beef it up. has anyone tried anything and knows what works and what doesnt? anything will help. thanks
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So, let's say you add all the works mentioned into the 3.0... How many HP/Torque will that add to the base values?
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Old 10-06-2007, 12:04 AM   #7
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A couple dimensions you missed:
Connecting rod length: 5.5315
block height: 8.661
Piston compression height:1.5354
I could spec out a camshaft but, I don't have an empty engine stand right now.
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