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Old 04-27-2010, 03:01 PM
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Default 1989 Ranger Supercab 2.9 5-speed 2WD Minneapolis $1000

'89 2WD Supercab 5-speed, 138,000mi, many performance parts.
Engine build 13,000 miles ago.

Here's what I've got into it:
  • '86 Bronco II throttle body (58mm bore).
  • Matched intake manifolds.
  • Phenolic intake manifold spacers - reduce temp of intake manifold.
  • Cyl heads mangafluxed (no cracks), surfaced, polished and ported, intake manifold matched to intake ports, combustion chamber volumes matched.
  • Camcraft cam w/ HD lifters.
  • Free-floating rocker arm conversion.
  • Rocker arms honed.
  • Custom JE pistons.
  • Pistons balanced.
  • Block deburred (i.e. all casting ridges, etc, ground down), "decked" (surface to crank center made exactly same for all cylinders), bored and honed for new pistons.
  • Crankshaft mangafluxed (no cracks), deburred, balanced crankshaft/flywheel, shot peened, bearing journals polished.
  • Connecting rods reconditioned, deburred, balanced, shot peened.
  • Fuel injectors flow tested, 1 replaced.
  • Melling oil pump.
  • JBA headers.
  • Flowmaster Deltaflow muffler, custom exhaust with SS fasterners.
  • Centerforce II clutch - pressure plate, friction plate, throwout bearing.
  • MSD Ignition.
  • Explorer radiator (much larger capacity).
  • Fel-pro valve cover gaskets.

All the machine work was done at a local shop, Cottrell Racing Engines in Chaska, MN.

Other on engine:
  • Replaced cam bearings.
  • Valve job.
  • New timing set
  • New cam bearings
  • New main bearings
  • New rod bearings
  • New valve stem seals
  • New rocker arm shafts

The bad:
  • Hood latch is broken
  • Some rust (no kidding - in Minnesota)
  • Left front wheel is gouged up from running into a curb. Still holds air and is balanced.
  • Parking brake cable is rusted; needs to be lubed/replaced.
  • One leaf broken in right rear leaf spring.
  • Volt-meter on accessory gauge set not working.

The extras:
  • Color-matched fiberglass bed cover. Rubber bed mat.
  • Awesome-sounding stereo. FM/Cassette/CD. 6-disc changer.
  • Almost new tires.

Complete photo album here:
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