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  1. Rowdy Fitzgerald

    The ranger

    Well I've been putting more miles on it. Went out hunting the other day. Put almost 300 miles on it. I beat it pretty good one time because I got into some loose dirt under snow, on a hill side. Slid off the 2 track and went about 50 foot down the hill trying to be gentle. Then I just started...
  2. Rowdy Fitzgerald

    The ranger

    So I'm having an issue with my rear fuel tank letting air in the lines. I'm not sure what's going on. At first I thought the power wire and ground were hooked up backwards, I swapped them and it got better. But now it's doing it again with a full tank. So now I'm stumped. I'm gonna pull the...
  3. Rowdy Fitzgerald

    The ranger

    Been drivin it more lately. Reset the timing to 10 deg and that helped a lot with drivability. The speedometer is right about 50% off. That means the trip meter is too. Thinkin about swapping out the speedo I have out for a autometer or something similar.
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    4.0 retrofitted with a distributor?

    I'm still trying to schedule a day to go look the truck over. Apparently when two people have a floating work schedule, it's difficult to get the same days off.
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    4.0 retrofitted with a distributor?

    Talkin about diesels, I dd a 83 mercedes. I have been driving it for 2.5 years now. Last winter I was driving it from North-Eastern California which is basically not California. We were seeing over night temps in the single digits regularly. The o'l Mercedes fired up every time. It did take a...
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    4.0 retrofitted with a distributor?

    Well if it works, it's a gain of 20hp and 30ft lb torque with a couple mpg saved. If a guy has to replace their 2.9 to start with, there isn't a reason not to put a 4.0 in.
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    4.0 retrofitted with a distributor?

    I'll hit you up on that dizzy. They're $50 whole. So correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the earlier 4.0's have an aluminum upper intake? Would anyone have an aluminum and plastic that the could set side by side a post a couple pictures of? I'm wondering one will provide more room than the other.
  8. Rowdy Fitzgerald

    4.0 retrofitted with a distributor?

    Thank you! Let me check the price for one at pick n pull. I may hit you up on that!
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    4.0 retrofitted with a distributor?

    Well I've found a ranger that needs little work for $500. It has a spare 4.0 on the bed. If I end up buying it, I may go grab a distributor from the pick n pull to see if I can get it to fit, just for scientific research purposes. If that works out, there's another ranger that I might be able...
  10. Rowdy Fitzgerald

    4.0 retrofitted with a distributor?

    That's what I was thinking too lol. But then again, maybe people just always figured it wouldn't work...
  11. Rowdy Fitzgerald

    4.0 retrofitted with a distributor?

    Does anyone have a 2.9 dizzy and a 4.0 block with both upper and lower intakes that's willing to see if it fits all bolted up? I don't have either anymore...
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    4.0 retrofitted with a distributor?

    This would be the biggest factor I believe. If it fits, then there shouldn't be any issue with everything else.
  13. Rowdy Fitzgerald

    4.0 retrofitted with a distributor?

    Well the radiator is bigger for the 4.0 than the 2.9, but they bolt right in place of the 2.9 radiator.
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    4.0 retrofitted with a distributor?

    I've never had the 2 side by side so I havent and can't compare them. But if they're the same block, just put larger injectors and and plug everything incorrectly then it should run...
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    4.0 retrofitted with a distributor?

    That's correct. Which is why I'm wondering if it's possible lol


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