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Old 11-19-2007
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My new None Ranger toy!

Yea I got Another toy.. finally sold my Red Ranger and got this thing.. its a 84 SVO mustang 5spd... 2.3 4cyl turbo intercooled.. Koni Struts STOCK.. Bigger everything on Handling in mind.. 76k on it black .. only thing its in need of is a driverside floor pan but other than that rust free! runs and pulls soo hard!! really impressed me!
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nice
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looks like a fun project
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I don't think I've ever seen a Mustang like that before.
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Wow thats hard to come by! nice find!
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Odd looking front end.. cool find though
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ya the headlights look different, maybe an svo only thing..

those lil 4cly are not to be taken lightly, they make good power


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so you gonna do the swap?
lol jk how much did it run you if you dont mind?
i want one real bad they are sick i have a buddy that runns 10.07 in his its a bad mota...shut you mouth...just talking about SVO lol i had to i know im lame baha
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buddy of mine used to race an SVO, had a variable turbo in it that pushed 20 pounds of boost (i think is what he said) and was rediculously fast. Sold it for his first Ranger...





His current Ranger
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Sweet car.
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I basically got it for 3500 Its got 76k on it.. Its a fun car.. really suprising the power it puts out.. if hit HARD! feels like nothing then BAM! handles like a bastard
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verry nice....a guy down the street has 3 of them in his drive way....they look nice and seem to run nice from what i see
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Ive allways wanted one of cars. Its pretty cheap and easy to get alot of power out of one of those motors.
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very nice pick up, rare to come by too, congrats
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Very NICE score Rageranger! I'm a little Jealous.


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I don't think I've ever seen a Mustang like that before.
They are pretty rare. Only made from 84-86.

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Odd looking front end
Yup, SVO specific. Very sexy.


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buddy of mine used to race an SVO, had a variable turbo in it that pushed 20 pounds of boost
Who is your buddy? Not questioning your inteligence. But, can you confirm if he did nor did not have a variable turbo with the 2.3T? If so I'd like to know how he did it and controlled it.

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Its pretty cheap and easy to get alot of power out of one of those motors.
You're not lying. I love my 2.3T Ranger. Don't know of another readily mass produced 4 cylinder that actually makes more torque than HP and is reliable at high performance numbers. And with the grass roots mentality of most 2.3T owners, and Fords love of using parts on multiple cars/trucks, spare parts are easily findable at the JY.
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looks like it was a mistake with the off center scoop and headlights recessed but the corners and turns not
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Thanks for the kind words!! I gotta start doing the spare motor up! I gotta read more on engine managment and stuff just lookin for 260hp to the wheels nothing too crazy... Im pretty shure I can get that out of a stock turbo if not maybe a thunderbird turbo? who knows~ All I know is the spare motor is getting bored and balanced new ported head from boport and a 3inch turboback exhuast catless and MAYBE a front mount! NPR or Volvo with piping.. I might rotate the upper intake too and def will get those gutted and ported and a SN95 mustang Throttle body
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how come the headlights aren't the stock style? stock '84 healamps on the mustang were angled upwards and not like the ones on your mustang. for reference, check the pic from chuck griggs (thesoundmaster)
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I know a guy who had a 84 for years. He said in order to turn the boost up and rev it to 7000rpms.. all you had to do was replace the valve springs and make sure it's getting enough fuel.

Not sure how true that is. But he's a SVO (and turbo) nut. Might be worth looking into.

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Who is your buddy? Not questioning your inteligence. But, can you confirm if he did nor did not have a variable turbo with the 2.3T? If so I'd like to know how he did it and controlled it.

One of the guys I go 4 wheeling with. Don't know how he controlled it, but he has mentioned it had a variable turbo making 20lbs of boost. I know nothing of turbocharging anything, seeing as I'd rather have a supercharger and I'm not into too much speed anyway. This was back in the mid 90's that he did it.
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looks like it was a mistake with the off center scoop and headlights recessed but the corners and turns not
Stock top mount intercooler is located directly under that scoop. Since the intercooler sits directly above the exhaust manifold and is not centered in the engine bay (like a WRX STi) the scoop is offset. I love the look, gives it mean character.


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I gotta read more on engine managment and stuff just lookin for 260hp to the wheels nothing too crazy... Im pretty shure I can get that out of a stock turbo if not maybe a thunderbird turbo?
260 to the wheels is easy to accomplish with stock stuff. Stock turbo will handle that just fine, an aftermarket one can do it *more efficiently* though. The stock SVO had the biggest of the T3's that Ford put on the 2.3T's. A .60/63 T3. That turbo also came on the 83-86 Thunderbird's if a manual tranny. The auto Tbirds had a smaller exhaust side at .48. No need to upgrade unless you go aftermarket.










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how come the headlights aren't the stock style? stock '84 healamps on the mustang were angled upwards and not like the ones on your mustang. for reference, check the pic from chuck griggs (thesoundmaster)
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Yup, SVO specific. Very sexy.




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One of the guys I go 4 wheeling with. Don't know how he controlled it, but he has mentioned it had a variable turbo making 20lbs of boost. I know nothing of turbocharging anything, seeing as I'd rather have a supercharger and I'm not into too much speed anyway. This was back in the mid 90's that he did it.
You wouldn't be willing to pick his brain for some further details would you?
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