I have a 2.3 L 8 spark plug engine like so many others here and we can all agree its not a racing engine correct? Well I've observed this ad in my local kijiji classifieds and a guy is trying to sell his ranger.....
1998 Ford Ranger - Barrie Pickup Trucks For Sale - Kijiji Barrie
As you can see the truck seems to be in good shape with some custom work done to it, thats fine but a "Ford Racing Engine"?
I mean come on the lima's great, durable and dependable, but to mention the word race in the same sentence as 2.3 L is outrageous! Unless of course you've turbo'd it or done the turbo engine swap, that's much different. I emailed the seller and asked him this:
"Hi, i'm curious as to how its a racing engine? any mods done to it? thank-you!"
to which I was responded to by the seller with...
"Ford put put out a racing engine in the early 90's with 4 cyl. and 8 spark plugs and this is the engine that is in this truck. Can only tell you that it rides great, just like a new one, and looks just as new."
What do you guys think of this? I hate to think that someone is going to lay down money on this expecting a fun fast truck and end up with a "fastish" looking reliable but relatively gutless vehicle. Is this a case of ignorance and actual belief its a racing engine or a bold faced lie? I would assume the later....Discuss!