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Ranger Roller Cam
BJL Offline
Moderator
#1
I am being offered a 1989 Ford Ranger engine. I think its the 2.3l HSC. Is this the roller cam type? It has the daul coil pack igniton with 8 plugs.
I was told it is seized, but i think it would be worth to get the roller cam out, if it is not hurt.
Main question is this the roller cam type and should i get it or just leave it, and can a roller cam seize up?!
Im gettin the head for cheap, i mean cheap.
Sorry for the multiple questions

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Brian J Larkin

1988 Turbo Coupe, 5spd
dark blue (shiny shiny!),
glasspacks, no cat
BCS bypassed,
clear corner lenses
http://crazydriver358.5u.com

[This message has been edited by BJL (edited 01-21-2002).]
Brian J Larkin
88TC 328,000 miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, PimpXS ECC,gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug, Cobra 13in front brake. Vacuum assist brake conversion. 
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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rv23tc Offline
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#2
Crane makes a cam for these cars. that's what i'm going with, just because it is a cam for a turbocharged motor.

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Pete D Offline
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#3
My notes say 89 and up to 93 Rangers for the RR cam. I would pop the valve cover and look at it given that it is supposedly siezed. Anything could be wrong with it.

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88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, Main TC with K&N, 3"DP to 2.5"duals through Dynamax, Ric valve at 17+ and disconnected KS. Elite Bodega 16" chrome wheels. Autometer pod w/ A/F and Vac/boost gauges.140 mph Motorsports Speedo New engine: Total Seal rings and TRW pistons, ported and polished head w/ cc'd chambers,1.59"exhausts, SS valves, gutted upper, knife edged lower, A-230 cam, Race Engineering Adj Cam Sprocket, Crowlers, ARP head studs, and rod bolts. Walbro 255 HP pump and Kirban adj FPR, T-3. Centerforce II, KB subs and jack rails.
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Jeff K Offline
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#4
It isnt a 2.3 HSC if it was in a Ranger. The 2.3 OHC was used in the Rangers, while the 2.3 HSC (a pushrod motor) was used in the Tempo / Topaz FWD econocrap cars, and a 2.5 HSC was the base motor in the early Taurus. Nothing interchanges between the 2.3 HSC and 2.3 OHC

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#5
o ok, i alwasy see the hsc, i think they use the same ingniton componits, but anywasy i gotta look under the vlave cover now, so i will come back when after i get a llok i take a few pictures and post them

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Brian J Larkin
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd, dark blue and shining like a peice of polished glass.
http://crazydriver358.5u.com
Brian J Larkin
88TC 328,000 miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, PimpXS ECC,gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug, Cobra 13in front brake. Vacuum assist brake conversion. 
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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