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Old 05-01-2009
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STL's 1989 project

Tore into the interior today will be tackling the body hopefully next week

The inside was NASTY carpet was moldy. There is a water leak somewhere around the back window. Should be replacing that some time

Under the carpet was nice and clean. need new floor rubber grommets for the passenger side

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1989 Ford Factory speakers made by Jensen
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Carpet all tore out
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Found this under the carpet had all the truck info on it. Guess it was a build sheet

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Also removed the very large side mirrors. Will be replacing with smaller ones

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looks like you've got your work cut out for ya! i expect nothing less then a nice V8 under the hood!
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Yea thats a perfect v8 project right there.
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Not a V8 I'm going for a 2.3L turbo with 5 speed transmission
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looks like fun
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Not a V8 I'm going for a 2.3L turbo with 5 speed transmission
i dont wanna sound like a jerk or anything but, why would go for a turbo 2.3? how much power are u expecting to get? wouldnt u get just as much if not more power from a stock 4.0?
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i dont wanna sound like a jerk or anything but, why would go for a turbo 2.3? how much power are u expecting to get? wouldnt u get just as much if not more power from a stock 4.0?
Stock 4.0 SOHC put out 207hp

2.3L Turbo 190 HP with 5 speed trans, 150 HP with automatic trans

I have seen where people have modded them and are around 250Hp or a little higher
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I dont believe anything you post anymore... lol
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i guess a little turbo 4 cyl would be cool too

but i cant justify having a 4 cyl in a truck lol
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i cant justify having a 4 cyl in a truck lol
What's that suppose to mean?

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Looks like it's going to be a fun build, I've contemplated gettin a gen 1 or gen 2 as a side project
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Got a 'i need this' list? I got tons of gen1/2's at my disposal at my local yards.
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Got a 'i need this' list? I got tons of gen1/2's at my disposal at my local yards.
Working on one.

Most is just minor things

Currently looking for 2 air vents from the passenger side and a turn signal switch
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I knew you didnt sell your truck
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i dont wanna sound like a jerk or anything but, why would go for a turbo 2.3? how much power are u expecting to get? wouldnt u get just as much if not more power from a stock 4.0?
Lmao Wow..

A 2.3t with a little bit of work can easily lay down 300RWHP.
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its cool you found the original build sheet
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Wow thats cool. When did you get this truck?
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i have some parts...feel free to ask

i'll check if they are compatable
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Nevermind STL just read the other thread haha. Looks like some fun! I love Gen 2 rangers.
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Lmao Wow..

A 2.3t with a little bit of work can easily lay down 300RWHP.
define "a little bit of work"... r u talkin forged internals, racing cams, heads, turbo, and intercooler? only then would i believe that a 2.3L 4 cyl truck engine from 1989 would put out that much power. stock its like 100hp
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define "a little bit of work"... r u talkin forged internals, racing cams, heads, turbo, and intercooler? only then would i believe that a 2.3L 4 cyl truck engine from 1989 would put out that much power. stock its like 100hp
The SVO Mustang 2.3 turbo engine with the intercooler can handle 21lbs of boost. I think it put out around 270 hp and some crazy tq numbers.
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This is going to be one badass truck once done. I'd love to 2.3t my truck. Actually, plan on doing it at sometime in its life...




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define "a little bit of work"... r u talkin forged internals, racing cams, heads, turbo, and intercooler? only then would i believe that a 2.3L 4 cyl truck engine from 1989 would put out that much power. stock its like 100hp

omgz dude. a 2.3t already has forged internals and a turbo. duh. and you only have one head. Guys put down easily 300hp out of a 2.3t, and you can do it all for under $2000.
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For awhile today I tackled the headliner. Came out okay need to do it again with some help from 2 other people to get it right

Has some wrinkles around the corners

Tell me what you think Have yet to reinstall the new visors I got

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Looks good. Also I know someone with a SVO Mustang that with a 2.3 Turbo with LOTS of work done to it. It puts out 600 HP to the rear wheels!
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Nice project truck man, can't wait to see what you do with it, that interior looked gross.. hah
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