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Old 05-19-2011, 07:42 PM
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So I've been looking for 2.5L parts for over 3 months now and haven't been able to find ANYTHING around here thanks mostly in part to our many dirt tracks and ministock racing where I live, and any time I did manage to find something they wanted a FORTUNE for it. Seriously, the one time I found a complete running 2.5L they wanted $800 for it!!!!

Well yesterday I had to run an errand just a town over to a print shop, and low and behold the owner is out back in his shop cussing up a storm because he has no room left in there anymore. I step out back to see what's up only to find that amongst some other projects he's repairing a 1999 ranger 2.5L, and that he's got a complete head with cam, crank, upper & lower intake and many other parts. I offered him $150 for everything and he even gave me some new parts for a SBF for my little brothers 67 Cougar just to clear up more space.

Planning on a full port and polish, decked to 10.5:1 compression, and unshroud the valves, with Racer Walsh cheater valves and stage 2 cam. Maybe even go 11:1 on the compression. Getting the crank knife edged and rebalanced, forged 5.2" connecting rods full floater wrist pins, and forged pistons with Total seal rings. HEHE!!! Finally some real progress!!!
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:45 PM
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that really was a score! how much power would that put you to roughly? someday id like to do something like that
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:36 PM
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Nice man!!
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:04 AM
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that really was a score! how much power would that put you to roughly? someday id like to do something like that
Well combined with the K&N CAI, Hooker super comp header, Dual 2 1/4" exhaust, 19lb injectors (may have to step up to 24lb), dyno tune, crank scraper, electric fan, I'll have a MAJOR increase in power over stock. But truth be told I'm not really sure, but I might just keep building this engine N/A at least until I make 200hp with pump gas! As things are right now I've put in 19lb 4 hole injectors, removed intake silencer, K&N filter, CherryBomb turbo muffler, port matched and ported upper & lower intake manifolds, Royal Purple 5W30 with K&N oil filter, Royal Purple gear oil in rearend, and B&M TrickShift in transmission, and can now roast 1st gear, spin 2nd for a couple of seconds, and again with 3rd! REALLY wondering what kind of power I'm making now!

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Old 05-20-2011, 04:57 AM
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Man i know what you mean for parts , couldnt even think to do all that for my 2.5 id blow the ole lady right out the back window!!! keep it up though .
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:04 AM
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Do you have any pic
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Old 05-20-2011, 05:05 AM
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Nice man, cant wait to see it done
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:36 PM
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I'll have some up later today.
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