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Old 10-02-2009, 11:47 PM
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Question t-bird turbo coups

has anyone ever used any parts from off the thunder-bird that had the 2.3l turbo's on a ranger? that topic came up in the social hall down at ore fire hall tonight and i thought i'd see if anyone has any input on this here?
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:04 AM
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My little brother has a 2.3t super coupe engine on my engine stand in the shop right now. He plans a future 2.3T in his '01 2.5L truck. Alot of guys rob the crank, rods, and pistons for their 2.3T builds(what my brother is doing). They're forged and the internals on those are nearly bulletproof. The engine of choice to build up would be a 95-97 2.3L from a Ranger. I don't know what makes them so nice, but I assume higher quality materials used to pour the block and the intake design is alot better than older 2.3L's. Some if not most opt for a p&p'd 2.5L head for the better air flow charactoristics.

You do know your 2.3 and the older Lima 2.3L/2.5L is a totally different engine right?

And I know...i probably went beyond what you were looking for in an answer...but...blah! lol.




small moot point, but I ripped the 4 wire connectors off the top of the front adjustable shocks to use with my electrical mods on my truck. nice big fat 12ga wire on those connectors. Regular tbirds don't have those adjustable suspensions on 'em. Just the Super Coupe's.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:21 AM
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i wasn't looking to do anything to my truck it was a normal bs night at the fire hall and i was just thinking of what others had tried and knew worked.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:41 AM
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That's what I thought. lol.
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