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Old 02-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by OrangePeel View Post
Going to start looking around for a 2.3 block and see if I can house it at my friends place until I buy my house.

Are there any guides you guys know of for help with the build?

North South Ranger engine is for torquing. Focus East West engine is for horsing.

Ranger crank is lighter than Focus crank. Balance shafts are not needed. If you buy piecemeal remember that really late model heads started farting around with variable timing somesuchnonsense. No good. 2.0 head and ranger head bad. 2.3 head and nice intake good. And there may be a rebuild or two in the faq section. If not, someone on the turbo ranger site has done one or two.
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