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Old 08-25-2008, 03:39 PM   #11
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Awesome post, thanx for all the info. i was wondering if i could take a turbo out of an older model and install in my 96 xl ranger?
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:25 PM   #12
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Awesome post, thanx for all the info. i was wondering if i could take a turbo out of an older model and install in my 96 xl ranger?
is good info
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:28 AM   #13
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Default Pistons in 2.3L non turbo EFI OHC 1988

So looking at the specs I see I do NOT have the forged pistons in my block, but is there another way to be sure they didn't use a turbo small block on my non-turbo 2.3 efi ohc?

I mean is there a VIN number verification for this like Digit 8?

Since the rods are the same, could I use a LOW Pressure Blower, if so what would be the boast limit I could use?

The other question I have if I want to find a small block with forged pistons in it, how do i identify, and verify it once it has arrived?

Thanks you gear heads, you make my search so much eaiser...
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:05 PM   #14
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oh cool...that is good info
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Question Does anyone know?

Hi I'm new to the forum world and to ranger performance. My question is does anyone know if you can use the head off of the new 2.5l Duratec on the 98-01 2.5 ranger block? Thanx!
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Ended up finding out some things that I was looking for.

Ala a Ford factory 1997 Ranger service manual:

Rocker Arm (Cam follower) ratio - 1.86:1

Lobe Lift: 0.2163 (intake and exhaust)

I got enough stock specs on things that can make people cry, If anyone would like more post up, but a moderate chunk of it is already here, at least the main stuff.
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Great info, a great resource for us gen 1, 2.3L maintainers!
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Might want to add to this: 2.3 carb'd head is missing a bolt hole that a 2.3 EFI head has. Simple fix is to drill and tap it(that's all they did at the factory). It's just one hole, and it's the one that the very front of the lower intake manifold uses to bolt onto the head. This is from my experience putting an 85 carb'd head onto an 87 EFI block.
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you can make a butt load of horse power with the 2.3 i know of some one making like 450 hp to the tire my 2.3 make about 200hp it is bored has a ported turbo head with winsor vavles and sping a turbo cam with a 121 lobe seperation a match ported intake and a one barrel carb and 10.5.1 cr and get 30 mpg. it was built to pull a 20ft boat up north in michigan at 70. i looking to make it better i think iam going turbo or i just might put a big f ing stroke in it and my 450 or 500
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Might want to add to this: 2.3 carb'd head is missing a bolt hole that a 2.3 EFI head has. Simple fix is to drill and tap it(that's all they did at the factory). It's just one hole, and it's the one that the very front of the lower intake manifold uses to bolt onto the head. This is from my experience putting an 85 carb'd head onto an 87 EFI block.
actually, its an 84 carb'd head onto an 87 efi block
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