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Old 03-03-2010, 05:18 PM
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Question engine rebuild. or engine swap

ok well in one of my classes we get to rebuild a engine...my delema is weather to rebuild my engine i have now. but upgrade some parts. or i also was wondering what other engins came optional for my year make and model. if i swaped it out for one of those engines. what other thing would i have to change? if anyone can help me with both things or evin one it would help alot..also on a low budget. so dont go crazy with ur ideas. lol thanks
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iv got a 94 ford ranger. most baisic truck u can ever get. no power stearing. manual locks and windows. got a JVC KDR200, with a pair of Pyle 6" X 8" Blue Label 3-Way Speakers and wired an antennna. its a 2.3L 4 banger, with a 5 speed manual transmission. it had 117,400 miles on it wen i got it. i plan on dropping it a few inches. in the procces of repainting the interior. i want new headlights and taillights and paint my factory rims black. plan on getting a cheap sub and put in it.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:53 AM
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do the turbo swap.... use your block and head and crank... get a set of used turbo rods and pistons, and the turbo set up form a tubo coupe and a tuner/ ot TC ecu and repin your harness
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:35 PM
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ok sounds good. but not yet that tecnical lol. can u dummy it down a lil?
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:38 PM
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wait i think i got it. wat coupe can i use? that will work with my truck? but explain the parts after the coupe...thanks
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iv got a 94 ford ranger. most baisic truck u can ever get. no power stearing. manual locks and windows. got a JVC KDR200, with a pair of Pyle 6" X 8" Blue Label 3-Way Speakers and wired an antennna. its a 2.3L 4 banger, with a 5 speed manual transmission. it had 117,400 miles on it wen i got it. i plan on dropping it a few inches. in the procces of repainting the interior. i want new headlights and taillights and paint my factory rims black. plan on getting a cheap sub and put in it.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:52 AM
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what it boils down to is rob the turbo, turbo mani and the rods and pistons from a 83-88 thunderbird turbo coupe, along with the ECU
you will repin the ranger harness for the TC ECU
also will need some injectors and a few other parts.....

look here on more detailed info...
http://turborangerforums.com/index.php

its a board for those with running turbo rangers and ones being built
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:13 PM
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ight thanks man, il look into it. in the end what kinda price am i looking at? any ideas?
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:24 AM
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depends on how nutty you want to get.... you can just hone and slap rings and bearings in the engine for about $200

also depends on what you have and what you need... buy it in piecies or buy a doner car...
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:02 PM
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nor looking to go crazy. well to crazy..its gooing to be a daily driver. posible "work" truck. but just wana ipgrade somethings for a low budget. u no wat i mean?
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:15 AM
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I have a basic rebuild in my truck, stock bottom end , and then played with the head, RR cam, Big valves and crane spring and retainers, gutted the upper and knife edged the lower w/ porting
for bolt ons, I runn an Esslinger underdrive pully and 2 groove pulley on the water pump and adustable cam gear and AFPR
runs 9.2 in the 1/8 with a C3 auto and wheelspin
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:32 PM
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holly this man. so baisicly i can make my truck fast as shit. with some monor tweeking?
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:16 AM
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once you have the base turbo engine in it....
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:38 PM
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sweeet.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:38 AM
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keep posted with your progress......

Ill help/advise where I can
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:08 PM
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Default Re: engine rebuild. or engine swap

ight thanks man. wont be for a lil. dont have that class yet. might not evin have the truck then...dam thing is costing me. just did the front brakes. now i need a master cylinder and brake booster
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iv got a 94 ford ranger. most baisic truck u can ever get. no power stearing. manual locks and windows. got a JVC KDR200, with a pair of Pyle 6" X 8" Blue Label 3-Way Speakers and wired an antennna. its a 2.3L 4 banger, with a 5 speed manual transmission. it had 117,400 miles on it wen i got it. i plan on dropping it a few inches. in the procces of repainting the interior. i want new headlights and taillights and paint my factory rims black. plan on getting a cheap sub and put in it.
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