Category: Ranger Engine, Intake, & Exhaust

Snow Testing the Ford Turbo Ranger

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In the early 80’s Ford was going to put the 2.3L Turbo engine from the Thunderbird Turbo Coupe into a regular cab short bed Ranger. I was working at Roush Industries at the time and was assigned to this program. We had a half dozen development trucks and we were progressing through the testing required [...] More »

Killer Sleeper: Ranger With a 5.0L Coyote V8 Swap

Like many of its brethren, the last Ford Ranger to roll of the assembly line currently in service as an Orkin truck. The Ranger was a part of the Ford’s lineup for almost 30 years, and personally I think it’s strange that the very last example was treated like a just another vehicle. Given that the [...] More »

2.9 Ranger Head Replacement

By: Dan Harris The ad in the Mechanic’s Specials section of the paper read: 1989 Ford Ranger Supercab, blown head gasket. $500.00. I thought it would be a pile, but I called anyway. It sounded OK, so I went to look at it. It was surprisingly clean, and even ran on all six cylinders although [...] More »