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Project Ford ranger 1983

Hello everyone
to represent my Ford ranger 2.2 dizel engine, produced 1983
Ranger needs some love after long standing time :)
And I need a transmission , for his engine (how difficult it is to find parts for ranger 1983 )






needs some love
 
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Welcome to the forum


Looks like a nice project, yes, it needs some love but who doesn't, lol

LMC Truck has non-drivetrain parts for older Rangers: Truck Parts & Truck Accessories for Chevy, GMC, Ford & Dodge Trucks | LMCTruck.com

The diesel and transmission parts will be scarce

1983 would have had the 4-cylinder 59 hp 2.2 L Mazda/Perkins diesel, model D.135
It was only available in '83 and '84 Rangers
1985 to '87 got the Mitsubishi 2.3l turbo diesel, model 4D55

It came with a 4-speed manual but I have read there are 5-speed mazda transmissions that can be used
 
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a little bit of work

 
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I do like the 1st Gen Rangers, I had an '88, came with a 2.9L, 5-speed, great little truck. Swapped a 5.0L, out of a '93 Stang, with new auto trans... I ended up with better MPG than the 2.9L.

I too never understood WHY Ford stopped making them except they would cut into the new F150 Sales. Telling Ranger owners to go to an F150 was a bad move. The new Rangers not for me and I can't afford a new F150 I want at $44K.

The Diesel, great option but the older one were just under powered, but if that is where you are at then do it, should turn out to be a great truck.

I was thinking about a new Cummin's R2.8L ! If I had the money and they are CA certified, if I understood Cummin's Rep correctly !

Good Luck with the project and the Diesel install !
Keep pictures coming and any pitfalls you run into !

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thanks for the comments
Finally my dizel engine is started and it works well. I m very happy to I find my bell for may original transmission. Someone knows what the transmission corresponds to that bell?? maybe from mazda mx5 non turbo first gen?? In the pictures are very similar
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My bell

mazda mx5 bell




 
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Great to see pictures.

I know nothing about Rangers and Diesels so I am intrigued by your thread.

Waiting to see the engine in place and then running !

Keep pictures coming !

Ltr
 
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Old 11-23-2018
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Hello everyone
The ranger is on his wheels and we enjoy the ride together
 
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It's no collector car, lol, but sure is nice to see an older Ranger back on the road

Nice clean restore, kudos filip
 
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