- Aug 16, 2019
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- Vehicle Year
- Make / Model
- Ford Ranger
- Engine Type
- 2.8 V6
- 2WD / 4WD
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bolth engine share the same bore please get the fact straigh for people who are not aware with these engineNope bad info, 2.8 is 3.66" and 2.9 is 3.7" which are 1 mm different. Not sure what the specs on those linked pistons are but they claim they are custom made. Might be able to accou t for the difference or get an overbore set.
Burton appears to charge 2x as much for 94mm pistons.
There are rods available for $600+ it appears. But then you'd need a forged crank!
Maybe consider just hardening crank and rods? Has to be waaaay cheaper.
Your eec iv was a good efi computer in its day. By now, it's capacitors are on its last legs, and the binaries that it is written in are effective, but difficult to modify.I am a little new to the cologne engine family. But I have driven a stock 1986 2.9 with a 5 speed for about 8 years, and engine had loads of power. I often wondered why someone would want to swap in a v8, it ran that good.
Now I am running a 1984 2.8. Same trans, I actually swapped it in. It has the same gearing also. It's pretty sick. I see all this stuff to hop up the 2.8, but I keep asking myself why would I do that? Why would I not start out with the 2.9 which ran so good stock, and hop it up? How much money would you have to spend on a 2.8 to get to run like a stock 2.9? I like the 2.8 because it has a carb and is tuneable somewhat. That's the one thing I did not like about the 2.9 was the fuel injection system. When it ran good it ran good. When it didn't, it was a nightmare to troubleshoot.