Re: 90 Ranger rebuild
Well, I didn't say they wouldn't fit, just that there's something different. It might be something as minor as flow capacities with the pump, I chose the pump as the shaft of the distributor drives it. My suggestion is if you have the 88's distributor, see if you can find the distributor for the 74 and see if there's a difference in the shaft and seal. You're delving in areas less known as restomods are generally done on small block 8's and they generally go modern rather than old school.
There is a carbeurated version of the engine that ran from 84-87, not sure if this version will help you more. I've seen where they had major changes to the engine in 84 and 88 (the HSC and HSO versions of the engine), but I cant find anything about major block changes, so you may be in luck.
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