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Old 07-02-2019, 08:24 AM
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Default 2.3 ford 4 cylinder

looking at a 2.3 like what comes in rangers and mustangs for a engine non turbo , school me . what years cross over for simple carb and non computer ignition set up .
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:45 AM
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I don't know if anyone here has much knowledge on these engines. I found a couple links with a whole lot more information with a simple google search

I hate to point you to *that* forum, but this first link appears to have a wealth of information. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-guide.317117/
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:03 AM
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There was a shop in Houston that was making serious power with those lil bangers!

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Old 07-02-2019, 06:00 PM
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I ran one in the Willys, came out of the pinto I used the front end out of. Ran good just not very fast. Should be some thing early 70's to late 80's. Most stuff from 90 up are FI and computers.
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:45 PM
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Oh those can be fun
Weber's work good. Side or down draft. Is "pinto beans" still around or eslinger (sp) they made power in the 80's. Ford still makes a version of it.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:13 PM
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If The Ranger Station is still up, they had a lot of info on the 2.3 and 2.5. Havenít looked there myself in a while.
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