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Old December 21st, 2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default 4cyl TURBO ranger with ???? axles. Now with pics on pg2

Time to start the build thread before I'm to far along with out pics.

Starting out with an 85 ford ranger 4x4 reg cab long bed 2.3l. I've heavily built up a murker 2.3 turbo motor, and have boughten lots of upgrades along the way, and it's time to put it all together and have some fun.

Going to be running 33in km2s to start but will probably go bigger in the future but I want to get her running before I go huge with the lift and tires.

I've been fighting with going to full widths or EB axles but think full widths are the direction I wish to head, or possible a modified TTB

I will get pics up soon.

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Old December 21st, 2011, 03:33 PM   #2
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Cool build idea! Should be a fun toy.

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 06:50 PM   #3
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Having trouble getting pics to post but will try a different computer. So here's a list of the things done to the motor.

85 murker 2.3 turbo EFI, bored 30 over, head ported, bigger valves, better valve seats, new followers, big dumb cam will post cam specs later, intake ported, exhaust ported, turbo rebuilt with up graded impeller, crank rebuildt and balanced, APR studs in everything, up graded head gasket was told it was the best one by the guy who drag races 2.3T, head decked, center force dual friction clutch, everything gasket patched and ported to fit.

MSD 6al, very large intercooler possibily to big, blow off valve.

I need to purchase injectors for it but I don't want to go with to large of injectors but I don't want stock ones, that is the last part of the engine build other than the install.

Does any on have an idea of where to buy and what size injectors.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 07:19 PM   #4
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What transmission? How are you going to deal with lag from the turbo? A lot of older 4-banger turbos have to build up some rpm's before they start spooling up.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 07:59 PM   #5
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I believe its T-5 but there were 2, 5 speeds that for used back in the 80s there's a good chance that it wont hold up but it's what I have for now when the time comes I'll up grade but if I'm easy on it I should get some good wheeling trips out of it.

As far as turbo spool that's why the impeller has been upgrade and I'm considering a smaller intercooler, plus all the other upgrades should help with decreasing spool time. Fingers crossed

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 09:43 PM   #6
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I'd suggest an auto with a loose converter.
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 10:35 PM   #7
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I have considered that but I have spent a fare bit of money on clutch and other parts that would make going to an auto at this time a step backwards but when it goes down I'll defanatly be goin with the best option available. Thank you for your idea do u have an auto trans in mind, I would like to have an over drive
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use a dual scroll turbo so it spools faster
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Can't afford that set up at this time wish I could and is in the plans for future upgrades but for now I'll live with small up grades to the turbo and lots of port work to the exhaust manifold, I already have the best OEM manifold that you can get and after the porting it's as good as I'm gona get till the money tree blooms.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 10:45 AM   #10
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I've always wanted an SVO turbo Pinto wagon.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 12:32 PM   #11
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Them 2.3 turbo rangers are fast. We built one in 4 days. Thing is super fast and a blast to drive.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 05:30 PM   #12
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Turbo pinto would be dangeriously fast I like it.

4 days that's a preety fast build got any pics/tips for my build what trouble did u run it to or what did u have to alter that u didn't expect. Other than the wiring harness Ive got that covered already.
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4 days that's a preety fast build got any pics/tips for my build what trouble did u run it to or what did u have to alter that u didn't expect. Other than the wiring harness Ive got that covered already.
Boggin-machine was talking about my turbo ranger. Here is a link to my buid thread. There is a whole forum dedicated to turbo 2.3 ranger swaps... check it out, lots of info over there.

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Thanks for clearing that up.
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So I can't seem to be able to get pics to load so this build thread might be pointless unless I can remedy this issue, but I haven't gotten anything done on it lately so pics won't tell much anyway. Wish my iPhone could post pics or wish I knew how to from my phone, pics would be poor quality but at least there would be something to show.
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Time to start the build thread before I'm to far along with out pics.

Starting out with an 85 ford ranger 4x4 reg cab long bed 2.3l. I've heavily built up a murker 2.3 turbo motor, and have boughten lots of upgrades along the way, and it's time to put it all together and have some fun.

Going to be running 33in km2s to start but will probably go bigger in the future but I want to get her running before I go huge with the lift and tires.

I've been fighting with going to full widths or EB axles but think full widths are the direction I wish to head.

I will get pics up soon.
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Boughten
Pronunciation: \ˈbȯ-tən\
Function: adjective
Etymology: bought + en
chiefly dialect : bought <the only boughten carpet in the region — H. W. Thompson>


Would u have preferred, acquired, paid for, procured

Yes "bought" would have done fine by it's self and if it is really that upsetting to u that my English isn't the same as yours, I'll give u the address of my language arts teacher so that u can punch her kidneys for giving me a dictionary. My bad
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