Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Other Ford Engines > 4 Cylinder Engines
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #76  
Old 07-22-2006, 12:30 PM
nhswrld nhswrld is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 133
nhswrld is starting off with a positive reputation.
my project ranger is comming along..kinda slow...but a couple more tweaks and i should have it up and runnin right...i believe my tp sensor is shot tho because itll sit at idle and when ya rev it...it dies out a little more then half throttle....i double, triple, quadruple checks and traced the wires and they are all ran correctly as per the diagram so im thinking the tp sensor must be shot.....
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 07-30-2006, 08:43 PM
I_Thnk_Ford's Avatar
I_Thnk_Ford I_Thnk_Ford is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Mansfield, Texas
Posts: 525
I_Thnk_Ford is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks Jess,
I am glad to hear that it still gets 20 plus at that horse power.
I have owned 250 crews and a single cab for sometime but have always been a pinto fan at heart. Still am but now that I have 14 years of marriage under my belt, my wife has not been as "coming around" on the Pinto thing. So, we agreed on a Triumph Spitfire. It's not Ford, but it's motor can be. There are some that have done this conversion but don't know about the turbo conversion. I can't have my light Pinto to wrap around a 275 hp 2.3, but now maybe I can have still have a light "sports car" with a healthy 2.3.

Jess, do you mind I link your web page to other posts on other forums?

I am sure others would like to know about this conversion.

Just FYI these cars weigh in as low as 1900 lbs to 2300lbs. Could you imagine a 275+ hp motor in one of these in a 1/4 - 1/8 mile?

Robert P.
__________________
71' F250 CrewCab - 2wd - Daily Driver
390 - T-18 - 4 wheel discs
70' F250 CrewCab - 2wd
360 (future restore project )
99' ext. cab (co. trck)
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 07-31-2006, 09:44 AM
powerdog powerdog is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 58
powerdog is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by I_Thnk_Ford
Thanks Jess,
I am glad to hear that it still gets 20 plus at that horse power.
I have owned 250 crews and a single cab for sometime but have always been a pinto fan at heart. Still am but now that I have 14 years of marriage under my belt, my wife has not been as "coming around" on the Pinto thing. So, we agreed on a Triumph Spitfire. It's not Ford, but it's motor can be. There are some that have done this conversion but don't know about the turbo conversion. I can't have my light Pinto to wrap around a 275 hp 2.3, but now maybe I can have still have a light "sports car" with a healthy 2.3.

Jess, do you mind I link your web page to other posts on other forums?

I am sure others would like to know about this conversion.

Just FYI these cars weigh in as low as 1900 lbs to 2300lbs. Could you imagine a 275+ hp motor in one of these in a 1/4 - 1/8 mile?

Robert P.
Way to go!!

A car that light with 275HP will be crazy quick.

Yea post my web sight any where you would like that is fine with me.

keep us updated on your prodject
__________________
03 6.0L Powerstroke 4X4 ex cab SB.
____________________________________

98 ranger. 2.5L turbocharged. Boosting to 25 PSI.
Best E/T 13.5 Best trap speed 106.2 on stock head & cam
www.RangersRevenge.com
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 08-23-2006, 05:49 PM
mmorto mmorto is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 16
mmorto is starting off with a positive reputation.
I am not well informed as of yet. Can you tell me how to find SCT and the RPS Ranger Forum? I want to work on a 2.5 and am having trouble finding much of anything for it. Thanks
Mike
mike@rockford.com
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 08-23-2006, 07:29 PM
powerdog powerdog is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 58
powerdog is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmorto
I am not well informed as of yet. Can you tell me how to find SCT and the RPS Ranger Forum? I want to work on a 2.5 and am having trouble finding much of anything for it. Thanks
Mike
mike@rockford.com
Way to go I am working on a high HP 2.5L right now hope to hit 450+ HP aiming for a 10sec pass in the 1/4. I have over 2000$ just in the bare motor as of now. I am going with a large cam, I got the crower rods, wiesco pistons, gapless rings, large valve head ported and polished about to the max. I know I will hit 450RWHP with large injectors I may even go up to 500RWHP.

SCT = http://www.sctflash.com/

As for RPS I can not post it on here or the post won't go up, it's filtered lol. You will see a link to RPS on the front page of my sight. www.rangersrevenge.com
__________________
03 6.0L Powerstroke 4X4 ex cab SB.
____________________________________

98 ranger. 2.5L turbocharged. Boosting to 25 PSI.
Best E/T 13.5 Best trap speed 106.2 on stock head & cam
www.RangersRevenge.com
Reply With Quote
  #81  
Old 08-24-2006, 04:58 PM
mmorto mmorto is offline
New User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 16
mmorto is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks. I'll check them out tonight.
Mike
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 09-25-2006, 02:14 PM
99F150 99F150 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sioux Falls SD
Posts: 1,277
99F150 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Timing belt

Quote:
Originally Posted by powerdog
Way to go I am working on a high HP 2.5L right now hope to hit 450+ HP aiming for a 10sec pass in the 1/4. I have over 2000$ just in the bare motor as of now. I am going with a large cam, I got the crower rods, wiesco pistons, gapless rings, large valve head ported and polished about to the max. I know I will hit 450RWHP with large injectors I may even go up to 500RWHP.

SCT = http://www.sctflash.com/

As for RPS I can not post it on here or the post won't go up, it's filtered lol. You will see a link to RPS on the front page of my sight. www.rangersrevenge.com
I don't want to hijack your thread but, can you tell me what the lower gear runs on a 99 2.5L besides the oil pump? I put a new timing belt in mine and think that gear may be one tooth off? Do I need to tear this apart again or is it not that critical?
Thanks Dan
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 09-25-2006, 06:42 PM
handyman43358's Avatar
handyman43358 handyman43358 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: West Mansfield, Ohio
Posts: 2,908
handyman43358 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
If its distributorless, all that bottom gear runs is the oil pump. In earlier applications (distributored), the distributor ran off the oil pump via a shaft. So it was critical to get the crank, cam, and distributor all in line. It's really no different than a bigger cam-in-block engine, other than the fact that in the 2.3, the distributor runs off the oil pump, rather than the oil pump running off the distributor. Rather than making two steps in the timing process (setting the cam in line with the crank... then later setting the distributor), this is one BIG step.

In 89 I believe all the Lima 2.3's and later 2.5's were distributorless and just used that bottom gear for the oil pump. If you are having problems with your truck 99F150 feel free to start a new post, someone in this great forum will be happy to help you out.
__________________
Chad
1991 Ranger XLT 2.3 5 speed with over 328,000 miles

1995 F-150 XL 4x4 5.8 351 with a 5 speed ZF Manual. 258,000 miles
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 03-01-2009, 09:11 AM
99F150 99F150 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sioux Falls SD
Posts: 1,277
99F150 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by powerdog View Post
Way to go I am working on a high HP 2.5L right now hope to hit 450+ HP aiming for a 10sec pass in the 1/4. I have over 2000$ just in the bare motor as of now. I am going with a large cam, I got the crower rods, wiesco pistons, gapless rings, large valve head ported and polished about to the max. I know I will hit 450RWHP with large injectors I may even go up to 500RWHP.

SCT = SCT Automotive Performance Products

As for RPS I can not post it on here or the post won't go up, it's filtered lol. You will see a link to RPS on the front page of my sight. Rangers Revenge

How has the 2.5 held up?

I have a line on an 88 Tbird Turbo coupe with an auto.
Can the turbo setup be installed on my 2.5 in my 99 Ranger with out opening up the engine?

I am guessing I would need the throttle body, injectors, maf sensor etc swapped over. I have a custom Diablo two tune chip already that could be re tuned. I use E85 on one tune and would use that or premium with the turbo.
I am only looking for 6-10psi or 20-30HP increase at the tire.
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 03-02-2009, 11:13 PM
handyman43358's Avatar
handyman43358 handyman43358 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: West Mansfield, Ohio
Posts: 2,908
handyman43358 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I'm not sure. The turbo engines have forged pistons. From what I've heard, the stock Ranger ECU should be ok up to about 10 pounds. I don't know how good the stock pistons will be good to, however.
__________________
Chad
1991 Ranger XLT 2.3 5 speed with over 328,000 miles

1995 F-150 XL 4x4 5.8 351 with a 5 speed ZF Manual. 258,000 miles
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 03-11-2009, 05:48 PM
jimdandy jimdandy is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,448
jimdandy has a good reputation on FTE.jimdandy has a good reputation on FTE.jimdandy has a good reputation on FTE.
Wow!!! Talk about digging up bones..........This thread was started by Jess Warren. I doubt he comes here anymore. His website is:
www.rangersrevenge.com
Check there for info.jd
__________________
In memory of my beloved Sandy, 9/28/53 - 1/24/03
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 03-11-2009, 05:55 PM
Econoline 150's Avatar
Econoline 150 Econoline 150 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 561
Econoline 150 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by handyman43358 View Post
I'm not sure. The turbo engines have forged pistons. From what I've heard, the stock Ranger ECU should be ok up to about 10 pounds. I don't know how good the stock pistons will be good to, however.
I just stumbled onto this thread, yes, the Turbos certain years I believe had forged pistons (I don't think the early carbed ones did)
They were making over 200 horses in the SVO Mustang, pretty rapid little engine, and it has plenty of potential.
There was a guy in Hot Rod a few years ago that had a 10 sec Turbo Pinto and a 12 sec Ranger on the Power Tour.
__________________
Bill Lloyd

1981 Ford F250 4 x 4 351M 4 speed
1993 Aerostar 3.0 V6 5 speed
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 04-20-2012, 08:00 PM
roccorx3 roccorx3 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1
roccorx3 is starting off with a positive reputation.
97 ranger 2.3 swap 5 spd turbo swap

I have been contemplating this swap and have a 86 2.3 manual tbird turbo swap , i just found this ranger blown head gasket
1 st what combo is best i know turbo pistons and rods but what head is best and i know roller lifter and ranger cam is bigger
2 what wiring ign setup . distributer or can sensor type
3 low bost for starters but grow as we go daily fun driver
thanks for any suggestions help or advice on my swap
Boosting soon
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 10-13-2013, 07:41 PM
Frozen_Joker Frozen_Joker is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fenton, MO
Posts: 291
Frozen_Joker is starting off with a positive reputation.
Revive!

Time to Frankenstein this thread. Lol. I was reading over and I much like this idea for the ranger. However, none of this fella's links work anymore. I can handle getting most of what I need from the local 6 junkyards I have. Lol. I am gonna be starting a new build thread on this once I begin to work on it here in the next week.

Is there anyway to get ahold of this Powerdog/Jesse Warren guy. I had a couple questions pertaining to his build. I am gonna be going straight for the 500rwhp build, which I had in mind doing by dropping in a different motor. But now I think I can work with the one I got.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old 02-25-2014, 07:02 PM
TheDudeAbides's Avatar
TheDudeAbides TheDudeAbides is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 212
TheDudeAbides is starting off with a positive reputation.
Just drove to Spokane and back in a day to pick up a t-bird turbocoupe motor (complete,) t-5 trans, bellhousing, two new clutch sets, two turbos, wiring harness and ECM. 4 bennies isn't a bad deal on a pulled running motor and trans with all the trimmings! can't wait to start with the build this summer.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 07:02 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
questions about turbo hustler54 Supercharger, Turbocharger, Nitrous Oxide & Water/Methanol Injection 6 01-30-2014 02:51 AM
2.3 n/a motor compared to 2.3 turbo motor birdmanslopy Ranger & B-Series 12 02-18-2007 12:52 AM
turbo 2.3L ranger video. powerdog 4 Cylinder Engines 1 02-26-2006 03:11 PM
You're gonna want one of these *vid* Mean_2.3T General NON-Automotive Conversation 19 01-12-2005 07:55 PM
2.3L to 2.3l turbo FrdRanger01 Engine Swaps 4 07-30-2004 07:03 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Other Ford Engines > 4 Cylinder Engines

Tags
1999, 2003, 23, 23l, 25l, 97, engine, ford, forged, horsepower, pistons, ranger, replacement, t4, turbo

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup