I'm looking for a little swap of a turbo 2.3 out of a Merkur, T-bird or
Mustang SVO. Early engines (’83-‘85) used a small .390”
lift cam, later engines used a large .400” lift one so it would be
one of the later engines. Late ’85-’89 engines had a better
flowing exhaust manifold than the earlier version so the engine I would get
would be out of the years 85-89. Also all ’83-’89 motors are
controlled by the EEC-IV engine management system. It is the same basic
system that the ’85-’94 Rangers used so that would be another
advantage seeing that my trucks a 93. I am thinking about just using low
boost (6-7psi) because a stock Ranger MAF system can handle it without
major problems. They have forged pistons, to better to put up with the
turbo’s punishment so I'd look into some of those. The EEC-IV system
prefers a BPV (as opposed to a BOV) because the venting of previously
metered air tends to confuse the computer and can cause an over rich
stumble when getting back on the throttle after shifting.
I've been reading up on this a lot and for .10 cents more at the pump and not a huge decrease in mileage I think it would be a good improvement for power. I also don't wanna hear put a 302 in because I have a feeling that would be too much power for a 15 year old :wink2:
Other than that lemme hear ya'll's input!
I dont know what ANYTHING means.
nah bro dude...like I said, save your money and dump in a twin turbo ls6
into the 'scort.
But I guess if you are hell bent on doing something to the ranger....then the 2.3 SVO engine is definitly a good choice. My friend had a merkur with it and never had any problems from the engine.....had problems with everything else on the car, but not the engine.
Sounds sweet, but I'm not sure if you'd really have to use premium in there...I know the KA24DE could take up to 7 psi on regular gas. Keep us posted on what happens :thumbs:
yes....because the ka24de would be such a simple swap into a ford ranger......He said so himself that the Ranger uses the same engine control as the SVO, which will make things a hell of a lot easier, although it stil wont be easy, it wil be easier.
I know, but what I was trying to get at was that he might not need to run Premium...although it wouldn't be a bad idea to use it...
Your worried about too much power? That's a new one. I also didn't know your only 15. I knew you were younger, but was thinking 17?
Nah, I just seem to be more mature than my fellow cohorts :wink2: :laughing:
It means his car coudl take your neon now go cry about it
Put a 351 in it.
No seriously you should probly be able to run up to 10 psi with out problems.