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2.3L ('83-'97) want to run carb and dizzwop setup on 88 ranger block/head in 1990 ranger


stamina

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Ford Ranger
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4.0 V6
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4WD
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4” suspension
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265/75/r16
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built her in a storage unit
i have a 1988 ranger 2.3 4 cylinder block + head + accessories, and i want to run as close to the latest model carbed versions of the 2.3 engine (2bbl carb whatever) as possible, i want to use an original ford 2.3 aluminum intake made for a carb. which vehicles have the carbs and intakes i need? are there different versions of the carbed intakes? which one should i be looking for? did Ranger 2.3's ever come with a carburetor from factory? (not the 2.0) my block has a distributor/the hole for it, whats the cheapest/easiest way to get spark? Duraspark dizzwop + HEI? i am going to just keep the 1991 4.0 power accessories underhood harness and unplug the engine harness from the two big connectors and leave it be? i am going to run the original accessories and brackets (no a/c) or the later model serp belt brackets (if they fit which i think someone told me they do with a bit of drilling) will a 1988 ranger balancer that has the two pullies on it spin a late model serp belt? or should i just get a later model balancer? i want to keep the in-tank electric pump system, i need to run a lower pressure pump? you guys are the best!
(THE TRUCK IS A 1990 WITH A 4.0 IN IT AND ALL STOCK PARTS)
 


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bobbywalter

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113
Location
woodhaven mi
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
FORD mostly
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
BIGGER
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
sawzall?
Tire Size
33-44
My credo
it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
i have a 1988 ranger 2.3 4 cylinder block + head + accessories,



and i want to run as close to the latest model carbed versions of the 2.3 engine (2bbl carb whatever) as possible,



i want to use an original ford 2.3 aluminum intake made for a carb. which vehicles have the carbs and intakes i need?


are there different versions of the carbed intakes? which one should i be looking for?


did Ranger 2.3's ever come with a carburetor from factory?


(not the 2.0) my block has a distributor/the hole for it, whats the cheapest/easiest way to get spark?


Duraspark dizzwop + HEI?


i am going to just keep the 1991 4.0 power accessories underhood harness and unplug the engine harness from the two big connectors and leave it be?

i am going to run the original accessories and brackets (no a/c) or the later model serp belt brackets (if they fit which i think someone told me they do with a bit of drilling)

will a 1988 ranger balancer that has the two pullies on it spin a late model serp belt? or should i just get a later model balancer?


i want to keep the in-tank electric pump system, i need to run a lower pressure pump? you guys are the best!
(THE TRUCK IS A 1990 WITH A 4.0 IN IT AND ALL STOCK PARTS)





 

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