I made a post about 2 weeks ago asking a few questions about a 1983 ranger project
I got the truck to my parents house and want to get started on it.
problems are a blown head gasket and a leaky radiator.
2.3L I4 lima
I need to know what parts I am going to need and what parts I should replace if I am going to be tearing this engine down.
Head Gasket - is there a package that i should get with the Head, Intake, exhaust, and any other gaskets i should replace while I have the engine broken down?
Head bolts - I do not want to reuse the old ones but I am not sure what bolts i should be getting. Is there a difference from a $50 set and a $100 set if I am not building a racing/performance engine?
Radiator - My uncle said I might be able to have this one repaired. Is that a wise choice? From what i was looking at the price for new ones ranged from $100-250 on ebay. what are your thoughts.
Hoses - Once I start pulling stuff out to get the head off are these hoses going to break? Do they tend to break? If so is it worth it to just buy new ones and what would the cost of that be?
Water pump/Oil pump - I have no idea about these yet. I don't know if these have a big chance of needed to be replaced or how much that would cost.
Am i missing anything?
The next thing I could use would be some good videos of people doing this job right on this engine or ones that are similar.
I am not looking to get this project done in a short period of time. It will be my dad, younger brother and I working on it. I would just like to be able to plan it out a bit in my head and on paper be for I just jump in.
Once I get the head off I plan on taking it to a machine shop.
How do I go about finding a good shop? Are there things i need to ask them to do? will they try and up sell things i wont need?
thank you for your time and if there is anymore information i should post just let me know.
Here are some pictures not sure if they will help with anything or if i need some more at a diff angle let me know.