fordtrucks80up-digest Friday, September 12 1997 Volume 01 : Number 107
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Re: 84 Ranger, 2.3 L and HP? [Jerad Heffner ]
Re: 84 Ranger, 2.3 L and HP? [ILuvTruks aol.com]
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 22:51:02 -0500
From: Jerad Heffner
Subject: Re: 84 Ranger, 2.3 L and HP?
It's pretty bad when you reply to your own e-mails!
What about the 2.9L? There's also the 2.8, but problems with the lifters abound,
so i've been told. I believe the '86 and newer models could have the 2.9 V6?
Anyone have HP numbers on that? and maybe gas milage too?
Jerad Heffner wrote:
> I've thought about the turbo, but my truck is 4x4 and I don't do high
> speed/high RPM, so the turbo would be worthless. Besides, I've heard it's a
> lot harder to work on turbos . . anyway, I like the idea of the 302. I've
> thought about that for a long time, and that would give me more than enough
> power to pop on bigger tires. I have too much other stuff to do to it before
> that though. I'm just dreaming/planning!
> Jerad Heffner
> '84 Ranger 4x4
> Thom Cheney wrote:
> > > about how much are '87 and newer 4.0L V-6's selling for? Is it very
> > > difficult to swap a 4.0L into a 2.3L? I'd appreciate any responses.
> > You could probably do the swap, I would think there would be front
> > suspension issues, as well as cooling, etc. What about swapping in a
> > 2.3L intercooled turbo motor from an SVO mustang or Merkur? Wouldn't
> > that be a direct replacement?
> > Thom Cheney
> > '97 Ranger S-cab 4X4 STX
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Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 05:36:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: ILuvTruks aol.com
Subject: Re: 84 Ranger, 2.3 L and HP?
Just want to help out with the engine swap. I have an 86 Bronco II, same
size engine compartement as you, but I have the 2.9L EFI. I am VERY pleased
with the perforemance of this engine. I have had only a few minor problems so
far, a they were scares if anything, and they were all age replacements. It
will be getting a re-build soon, but that is just because the trans needs it.
Otherwise, it is still going strong as well with around 150,000 miles. To
answer your question, the 4.0 should fit. I haven't done it or personaly
seen one in a Ranger/Bronco II but I saw a web site with it and the '91
ranger trans. in an 88 Bronco II.
My next comment goes out to anyone because I'm not sure exactly. I don't
want to sound like an idiot, but what had the 4.0 in 87? My understanding
was that it didn't really start until the explorers around 90 or 91. That is
when they got rid of the Bronco II :-((((( and replaced it with a yuppier
looking explorer and added 4-door option with it. I kind of like the
explorer front end, grille set up, but I think it looks much better chrome on
a Bronco II. I still like the 80's era Bronco II/Ranger set-up even better,
though. Anyway, that's a whole other topic.
In a nutshell, Yes, the 4.0 should fit, and what had the 4.0 in 87?
86 Bronco II 4x4 XLT 2.9L EFI
>y, I was just wondering about the HP increases. Is a K&N
>filter worth the money in a 2.3L Ranger? Any other cheap fixes? BTW,
>about how much are '87 and newer 4.0L V-6's selling for? Is it very
>difficult to swap a 4.0L into a 2.3L? I'd appreciate any responses.
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