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Which 2.3l head?

Ok so I'm in the process of swapping in a turbo 2.3 motor from a merkur into my 1987 ltx 5 speed ranger and I was just wondering what head I could use? I hear the 88-92 ranger heads will take boost. I will be running right around 10psi of boost. Thank you and let me know ASAP. This is my only day off of work and I have found a couple I would like to go and look at.

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Non-turbo heads from ’81-’88 Mustang or ’85-’88 EFI Ranger are OK, not sure about '89-'92?

"Turbocharged 2.3 litre motors were installed from the factory in ’79-’81 Mustangs, ’85-’89 Merkur XR4Ti’s, ’83-’88 Thunderbird TurboCoupes and some ’83-’86 Cougar XR-7’s."

Only real difference was the heads and pistons, the rest was a stock 2.3l
Most of the earlier 2.3l blocks have the turbo oil hole, it was just blocked off.
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