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Looking for info on 2.3
« on: March 14, 2013, 01:35:32 AM »
I have a 75 wagon with a 2.8 and c4. Would like to put a 2.3 and 5 spd. in the wagon. Looking at the motor mount perches they are stamped V6. will these work for a 2.3? Also I would need to change the fromt coil springs? Would drive train out of early Ranger bolt in? If so,what year would be the best to look for?

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Re: Looking for info on 2.3
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 08:44:59 PM »
No change to the front springs or as far as I know the motor mounts. Search here to be sure. The best Ranger engine if you want an EFI engine would be from the Mid 80's I guess anything that did not have that quasi EFI/Carb set up.....Like the 1980 Ford Pinto in Calif....

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Re: Looking for info on 2.3
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 12:31:19 AM »
If you want a non-turbo EFI try a '86-'87ish Mustang 4 banger/T-5 drivetrain. I bought a whole running '87 Mustang with this drivetrain just for that purpose.
You will need 2.3L engine mounts & front sump oil pan with pickup tube for a Pinto. I heard the V6 frame mounts work with a 2.3L as well so give it a shot.
I dont think the EFI intake will clear the stock hood by much so a scoop may be needed. The wiring looks fairly easy to install with the computer. I wish I was in the midst of the swap so I could provide pics but I'm not ready yet.
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