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    2.3l in racecar

    Your timing question needs more info to even guess. That will depend a lot on the cam you run.
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    Possibly have a newer motor?

    I finally found the "4.0" on the core support sticker. Talk about fine print... I could barely see it! And the 8th digit of the vin is "X".
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    Possibly have a newer motor?

    I checked the door tags, which didn't mention a motor. Till it clicked in my head about the coil pack, I had no reason to question that it wasn't a 3.0...
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    Possibly have a newer motor?

    I guess you do learn something new everyday! The PO was under the impression it was a 3.0... These v6's are all new to me. That would account for the mpg too. Looks like I'm movin' on up to the 4.0 forum!
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    Possibly have a newer motor?

    Finally got some pics of my "93" 3.0...
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    More Dana 35 bullsh*t

    I've seen worse...
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    Stubborn crankshaft pulley

    In the antique bus scene, we use heat and paraffin wax. I thought it was a dumb idea the first time I heard it, now I have a little chunk of wax on stand by, at all times.
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    Possibly have a newer motor?

    Up till this development, I would swear it was factory everything. It appears to be very unmolested, under the hood anyways. I suspect it was a fleet truck of some manner, earlier it's life. I can post a motor pic tomorrow, but it just looks like a factory 3.0 with edis.
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    Possibly have a newer motor?

    It's got a coil pack. It's most definitely not the early motor(with a dizzy). I was just wondering if the 94 cut off date for the distributor equipped motor was correct.
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    Possibly have a newer motor?

    According to what I read here, in the link below, the 3.0 had a distributor till 94. My 93 has no distributor. Is the info I'm reading correct? Thanks! https://therangerstation.com/tech_library/3_0performance.html
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    2.3l in racecar

    Contact Esslinger engineering. If it's got 4 cylinders and a blue oval, they've maxxed it out.
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    Flow rates for 3.0 heads?

    I've got a little homemade flow bench. Just not tearing my motor apart to measure flow. I'll have to pick up another set of heads.
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    Flow rates for 3.0 heads?

    The fact that others don't want too, or can't, is exactly why I will. I'm not the easy lego build type guy. It's just metal. I got a guy that can carve out a custom cam, I just need to figure out what kind of flow I can get.
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    Best 2.3 to build?

    I got this one gathering dust...
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    Flow rates for 3.0 heads?

    That's little better than I thought... I can likely double that with a good porting.


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