Originally Posted by handyman43358
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.