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2.3 cams which one is the best??
« on: December 28, 2011, 12:00:02 AM »
have the 2.3 in my 78 wagon and want to swap cams and not sure what to look for, as far as in a mustang or ranger. are they different or the same and if diff which is a better choice for performance.
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these little 4 bangers are totaly new to me, im a v8 guy, but getting into the little guys to see how much power i can get plus fuel mileage.
 
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Re: 2.3 cams which one is the best??
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 04:59:59 PM »
Lots of people have had great luck with the Ranger/Mustang roller swap, and you can get them fairly cheap used, not sure what year Ford went to the "Roller" cam, you'll need springs for a Roller cam also... from what I have read, the Mustang and Ranger roller cams are just a tad different from each other....   Bo-Port racing has some nice aftermarket grinds for roller setups...
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Re: 2.3 cams which one is the best??
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 08:30:25 PM »
thanks would like to know what years to look for, have a local u pull it that i deal with often.
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Re: 2.3 cams which one is the best??
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011, 08:35:30 PM »
89 to 93 rangers and 89 to 94 mustangs.... they are the same cam.... no performance gains really to speak of but they last forever...reme mber its a cam for a light duty n/a truck....
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Re: 2.3 cams which one is the best??
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011, 08:38:39 PM »
thanks pinturbo75. its just food for thought right now, looking for an older turbo setup off an 1979-83 mustang so i can avoid going to an efi set up.
 
or if i could find a old school super charger or turbo charger set up i would do that, would like to make car look like it would if it was built in the 70's, with my cragars and so on.
 
the cam was a thought for performance so i thought.
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Re: 2.3 cams which one is the best??
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 04:26:17 AM »
thanks pinturbo75. its just food for thought right now, looking for an older turbo setup off an 1979-83 mustang so i can avoid going to an efi set up.
 
or if i could find a old school super charger or turbo charger set up i would do that, would like to make car look like it would if it was built in the 70's, with my cragars and so on.
 
the cam was a thought for performance so i thought.

I have the complete draw thru turbo setup off my '80 Pinto if you are interested. It was off a '79 Mustang Pace Car. It was running when I pulled it off to drop in a V8. I have the intake & exhaust manifold as well as the turbo, the feed pipe & probably a few misc. parts. $75 plus shipping & it's all yours. I really have no use for it & I don't want to scrap it. The turbo may need seals but the impeller is tight.
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Re: 2.3 cams which one is the best??
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012, 09:39:41 AM »
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i will take all the parts you have for the turbo set up!! thats a great birthday gift to me and the wagon!! (birthday is the 5th jan). If you can take some pics of what you have that would be great, so i can see what all i will be getting and if there is anything you know i will need or if some else has done this swap plz let me know what to use!! thanks again and happy new year to you all!!!!
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