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Old 04-04-2011, 12:03 AM
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Default The mid 80's diesel...

I wonder if anyone remembers the mid 1980's 4 cylinder diesel engines that Ford only kept for a couple of years? I found the turbocharger, and exhaust manifolds at LMC Truck but haven't seen one of those Rangers for sale anywhere.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:10 AM
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Default Re: The mid 80's diesel...

yes, I remmeber them (I was 18-19 at the time)
they seemed way underpowered and only came in 4x2.
I believe they were available from 1985-1986.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:12 AM
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Default Re: The mid 80's diesel...

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yes, I remmeber them (I was 18-19 at the time)
they seemed way underpowered and only came in 4x2.
I believe they were available from 1985-1986.
I was kindly thinking that those were the years but wasn't sure. And I thought I was old, L.O.L. I now know I'm not only one.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:27 PM
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Default Re: The mid 80's diesel...

there are a few members on FRF who are in their 50's, some even 60's and I think one guy in his 70's!
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:32 PM
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Default Re: The mid 80's diesel...

I thought you were mentioning the Diesel Escorts, as I have one thats my other project car :3 (Not a diesel though)

Never knew they made the old gen Ranger in diesel

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Old 04-04-2011, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: The mid 80's diesel...

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there are a few members on FRF who are in their 50's, some even 60's and I think one guy in his 70's!

Wow. I guess they call us the old schoolers.


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I thought you were mentioning the Diesel Escorts, as I have one thats my other project car :3 (Not a diesel though)

Never knew they made the old gen Ranger in diesel

EDIT-Machine is like, twice my age lol
Yes they made first gen rangers in diesels from 1985 to 1986. They should've kept them and updated them as needed.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:05 PM
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Default Re: The mid 80's diesel...

There was a local classified add in November that a guy had an 86 XLT 4X4 that had a factory diesel in it. He actually sold it for $20,000, yes $20,000.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: The mid 80's diesel...

I would LOVE a diesel Ranger, you have no idea lol I was just born around when they came out though lol
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: The mid 80's diesel...

Oh yeah, wish mine had it.

Yeah, I hear the 2.3L Turbo Diesel was way underpowered but pop some mods on it and that baby will pour black smoke on them little highschool boys in their BIG Diesel trucks that their mommy and daddy bought for them.

Maybe I can find one and swap it in since the block is the same I think.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:36 PM
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Oh yeah, wish mine had it.

Yeah, I hear the 2.3L Turbo Diesel was way underpowered but pop some mods on it and that baby will pour black smoke on them little highschool boys in their BIG Diesel trucks that their mommy and daddy bought for them.

Maybe I can find one and swap it in since the block is the same I think.
So it's a Mazda diesel?
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:47 PM
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So it's a Mazda diesel?
I can't remember. I think Mitsubisihi..
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:01 PM
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Default Re: The mid 80's diesel...

Yes they did exist, from what I researched, they first used Mazda-Perkins 2.2L diesels, then later used a Mitsubishi 2.3L turbo diesel. they are very rare, I really want one lol

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I think they made around 50hp, and would hit 60 after 20 seconds, but still, they must be great on MPG.

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yeah they weren't fast
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:06 PM
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Default Re: The mid 80's diesel...

Diesel makes the world go around!
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:35 PM
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Default Re: The mid 80's diesel...

i had the oportunity to buy one for 500 bucks before i got my truck but i didnt have the money at the time
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:02 PM
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Default Re: The mid 80's diesel...

I'll swap in a VW diesel engine lol.
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