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2.8 Options Other then Duraspark Conversion?


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Ford Technician
May 25, 2023
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Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
2.8 V6
2WD / 4WD
Recently I took over my grandpas old 1985 Ford ranger 2.8 with feedback 93K original miles. It is all stock and really hasn't been used much since 1999 and hasn't been used at all in the last 10 years. I got it home and restored or replaced the entire fuel system including rebuilding the carb. Everything looks good except it does not drive well. It will start and idle good and will drive if I have the pedal to the floor ( assuming some open loop mode?) If I just try to give a little throttle it will bog and die. Things seem to get better when I unplug the air meter on the back of the carb but still not drivable.

I was gearing up for a duraspark conversion ( and still might) but here in Arizona unless insured as an antique I still have to pass emissions. So I was wondering if there are options to keep emissions compliant?
Keep looking! I tracked a reman Cardone one down in Florida. It was listed on a website as an alternative part# M-12127-10A.

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