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1988 Ranger XLT 302 5.0 AOD Carb Swap, Ol’ Dirty Blue


TimWick

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Joined
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Messages
31
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Location
Arizona
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
225 45 17
Took the intake off. Almost bare. Needs a good clean down.

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TimWick

Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2023
Messages
31
Reaction score
22
Points
8
Location
Arizona
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
225 45 17
Starting to get hot in AZ. Is 96 today.

Was in the garage this morning and pulled the exhaust, valve covers, and heads. As well as vacuum most the dust and dirt around the engine.

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Lots of carbon buildup but the walls are smooth. Didn't ever turn it over yet since I got it just to be safe and glad I did.

I wasn't originally thinking about pulling the pistons and redoing everything but I may consider it. I have no idea how many miles are on this thing. Heads look good and golden brown so it's got that going for it.

May just say heck it and run it as well.
 

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