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1988 Ford Ranger Turbo 2.3 Project. Ford Turbo 2.3 Parts and Pieces!

1988 Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger 1988 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: North Vernon, Indiana, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Ranger
Year: 1988
Mileage: 103,000
VIN: 1FTCR14T8JPB61752
Vehicle Title: Clear
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I bought this Ranger a while back with plans of installing turbo 2.3 with a T5 manual trans from an 1987 Thunderbird that was scrapped due to the front sub-frame rusting through. As these things often go, I turned my attention else where and the Ranger set unfinished. The truck originally housed an EFI 2.9 V6 with whatever automatic was found in this vintage (AOD?). When I acquired the truck, the engine and trans had already been removed.
I installed a clutch pedal and clutch master cylinder from a donor Ranger. I drilled the mounting rivets for the trans cross member mounts and moved it forward to accommodate the T5's different mounting point. I also sourced and installed OEM 2.3 motor mounts. The blower box originally on the truck housed the a/c evaporator and was too large to clear the turbo so I sourced a blower box from a non a/c Ranger. I have the box but it's not installed as you can see. None of the wires in the engine bay are cut that I'm aware of. The last item I needed for the power train install was a driveshaft. The aluminum one I sourced from the junkyard was slightly too short and had insufficient spline engagement. It was about that time my attention was called away and I never returned to the truck.
This is a no reserve action with a starting price of $0.01 Hauling is available for $1.50 a loaded mile with a $100 minimum.

I have a ton of turbo 2.3 stuff that I have collected over the years. I have the turbo engine and T5 (~120K miles) the was meant to be in the Ranger, a few 2.3 engines (N/A& turbo), a turbo manifold, turbo, large VAM, K&N air fiIter, 8 65 lb injectors and more. That's not the extent of what I have so if you're looking for a particular type of part let me know and I'll see what's available.If I have what you're looking for, I'll make a listing starting at $0.01 if I don't have price in mind. I have came to the point where a more organized garage is worth more to me than the hardware.

If you feel a bit of deja vu viewing this auction, don't be alarmed; this is the second posting due to non-payment. First time bidders are required to message me, otherwise your bid will be cancelled. Arrangements for pickup or delivery should be made within 24 hours of auction close. Cash or money order in person is preferred but arrangements can be made through Paypal provided the buyer pays fees.

Thanks for your interest.

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