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2.3 engine rebuild

im looking at 2 different rangers right now that both have 200k+ miles. im going for these cuz theyre cheaper than trucks with less mileage. i was wondering wut i would have to do to rebuild it with more power? i was thinking new rods rings and pistons and re doing the head with new valves springs and everything. let me know what im missing. thanks!
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port match everything and smooth out the runners while your at it, maybe get beefier hardware, gaskets, and bolts. Maybe even a head swap? What kinda engine is it?4 banger? 6? 8? Might do headers, intake, and exhaust. Just generally beef up EVERYTHING in the engine as cheap insurance.
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well not cheap, but might as well since it will be in pieces...
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its the 2.3 4 banger. would i have to remove it all from the truck or could i leave the block in and work on it from the engine bay and take the head out to do all the work on that?
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4 banger in rangers have plenty of room to work on.
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so would i be able to put in new piston set ups with the block still in the truck?
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