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  1. Need advice on a potential purchase

    Hello, I was wondering if any of you have might have any advice on this 83 Ford ranger dolphin camper, it’s got 61k original miles, the 2.8 v6, and automatic transmission, it’s pretty cheap, plus there’s lots of motor swap options when it burns up. Is there anything I should be weary of? I’m not...
  2. 1985 2.8l v6 ranger swapping in a 1996 explorer 4.0l ohv

    Hey there everyone. Wanted to know if anyone would be able to tell me if they have done this swap. I have the motor installed but now I'm at the point where I need to wire everything together, of course when I took the harness and motor from my donor, I had to rush and didn't label any of the...
  3. 24in of vacuum at idle too high for the 2.8L?

    I did some research on how to adjust the 2150 carburetor on my 1984 Bronco II using a vacuum gauge. Every where I read, they said 18-20in of vacuum is normal for a healthy V6... I was able to pull 24-25in stable on the gauge while idling at a normal RPM.... is this ok?? I would like to add...
  4. New Holley 2 barrel TBI

    Has anybody seen the new Holley Sniper system? Its a 2 barrel plug and play TBI. It self learns and would be perfect for all the 2.8 and 2.9L's out there. I am running the 4 barrel Sniper on my 351w swap but thought you all should know about this new system. They have a version that comes with...
  5. Thinking about swap, have done some research, still have some questions...

    As the title states I have some questions about the 4.0 swap. I have a 1985 BII with a 2.8L carbed, w/ 5spd manual, that is terrible for where I want to take it (Sierra Nevadas). I can buy a donor Explorer that is 4WD with a 5spd transmission. Most of the threads I've read are about 2.9s to...
  6. Durasparked - no power to fuel pump

    I have completed my Duraspark on the 85' 2.8, and I have gone over everything a few dozen times. The trouble is that after removing all the junk as directed in the instructions, I now have no power to the fuel pump. The only thing I have doubts about , is when the instructions said to leave...
  7. 2.8 lurches, kicks & stalls at takeoff?

    I brought the old farm truck home to try and get ready for my newly licensed 16 year old son to use. It has been there for the last 20 years but sat for the last 5. My uncle used it to haul wood up from a holler all those years and while it was never fast, I swear it would have climbed a...
  8. 1978 Mustang II Motor to 1985 Ranger 4x4

    I have a 1985 Ranger 4x4 project that currently has a 2.8 motor in it. I have found a 1978 Mustang II 2.8 in really good shape with headers, performance cam, duraspark distributor and a non-feedback Motorcraft 2150 that came out of a kit car. I want to put the Mustang engine in the Ranger, but...
  9. need pistons asap

    My 2.8 is at the machine shop and i want to push a performance piston. :3gears: where do i buy anything for my 2.8? i have already seen the 2.8 performance page on here. but i can't find pistons. i need something asap. :pray: any help[ please!?!
  10. 1985 2.8L 2WD Tranny Cross Member and Driveshaft

    I have a 1985 Ranger 2WD 2.8L...what is the driveshaft length of a 2WD vs. a 4WD and are they interchangeable? Also, can an '87 tranny crossmember be used on an '85? The bolt holes look the same on-line, but ford's website gives every year a different part number even though they say 83-89 are...
  11. the no choice build

    ok i have 2 rangers the fixer is a 85 4x4 auto single cab long wheelbase dual tank with carbed 2.8 the donor is 86 5speed 4x4 single cab swb with efi2.9 has been flipped... the motor in the 85 was slightly built bored .20 over ,line bored .10 over . but 3 &4 rods are burnt but the motor is...
  12. High rpm flutter/miss

    I have a 83 ranger I recently did the duras park swap on. Put in Holley 2 barrel have had no problems since I sorted out electrical. Now the truck is running fine but when the engine gets warm and I get the rpm's up it develops like a flutter or miss exhaust is a little to loud to tell but def...
  13. Lil-Pony

    carbs and tfi never mix!!!

    right now it sounds like i have a faulty tfi module on my bronco, it stalls and wont start after its really warmed up, this is the third one in 3 years. i would like to know what is the best route to rid this system. ive seen the 4bbrl carb on the 2.8 tech page and ive seen the durapark...
  14. Duraspark conversion Help!!!

    OK, Have a 83 ranger with 2.8, just did duraspark conversion and installed holley 2 barrel. Can't get the truck to fire up. thought it was a flooding issue, but cleared all cylinders with blow gun and still won't fire. Cranks over just fine, was getting a spark when took plug out. Any...
  15. Help!!! Carb leak

    Hi, Have a 1983 ranger rwd with a 2.8 v6. Just rebuilt the carb and it's leaking fuel from behind the pump relief valve assy. The fuel seems to be coming from a tube that runs behind the pump relief valve assy. and the tube runs into the accelerator pump. Any ideas how to fix this, this is my...
  16. Could ya help me out

    Ok so i went out to work on my truck today and noticed and oil spot got under the truck and looked and noticed there is a gap in the bottom of the bell housing of my truck where it meets to the engine and a couple of bolts are missing. So this wasn't a good find. Anyways i was wondering if you...
  17. Ford Duraspark II Ignition Module

    Hello folks. I just bought some doors and a fender from a man who gave me the motivation to go with the Duraspark conversion... Well I am not sure where to find the Duraspark II Ignition Module... Does anyone on here have one for sale? I would be happy to buy that and any other Duraspark parts...
  18. Automatic Choke

    I had to put my project on hold for several weeks. So many things came up so I couldn't work on it. But I'm almost done!! I got the carb rebuilt, put back on and the engine runs great. However, I am still at a loss about this automatic choke. I cannot tell if it's working or not. I know that...
  19. Vacuum Leak stock 2.8

    Okay, so the weather is cooling down around here (though it's Phoenix, so that means 40s overnight), and it's causing my bone-stock 84 BII to idle HORRIBLY first thing in the morning. I've been driving it with a known vacuum leak for months now 'cause I just got tired of looking for it, but I'm...
  20. My Bronco II - Engine swap.

    Hey there forum, I am about to undertake a engine swap from a 2.8L '85 bronco II (Automatic) and swap it into a 84 bronco II (standard). If you got and tips or tricks or things I gotta look out for that would be great. Any help would be fantastic and met with great thanks. -Noah.


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