Re: 91 LX engine swap to a Ranger Diesel
"Backyard Mechanic" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Upstate Cip" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hey All,
>> My 91 LX 4cyl engine is on its last legs. I am tired of putting money
>> into the engine but the body and top are in great shape so getting rid
>> of the whole car does not seem like an option. I was thinking of
>> swapping out the factory engine to the old Ford Ranger diesel. From
>> research it looks like it should fit. I am not a transmission guy so
>> that is the only thing I still need to research in detail.
>> Has anyone tried to do this with success or looked into it?
>> I am only getting around 20 mpg now and figured with the diesel (even a
>> refurb) I should get upwards of 27-28.
> Most original swap on here, in at least a year.. but a lot of work for 1
> or 2 mpg of what might be higher priced fuel.
Hey I am considering taking the 460 out and putting a 6.0L (2003-newer)
Powerstroke turbo diesel engine and automatic transmission into my 1971 Ford
In my 10,000 pound F-450 the engine is very impressive, in a 3,500 pound
Torino it would be really really fun.
For the novelty, not the mileage, can you imagine all the commotion at the
Ford car shows, :-), Just need the right donor truck.
> My wife's 88 vert got 27-28 before I 'turboed' it.
> Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
> you pay..DEAL with it!