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Old 01-14-2009, 01:37 PM   #21
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it's more than likely the 2.3L:

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yeah, I knew that. And agree the "can" is the filler hole- I meant that finding another cam cover with that giant filler hole and the vent port (pcv) right behind it would be good clues.

I think Scott is right on this one. All the bosses/casting going down the intake side on the head and block look the same, coolant port...and so on. So I guess you win that style rear finish panel?
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I agree on the Focus motor, it was one of my suspicisions. Now about that shifter. Is it possible they used the Focus tranny?
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:59 PM   #24
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I don't see it being the focus motor.

Wrong front chain guide covers. Including lack of Front(side) engine mount location
Aluminum vs composite VC
No on VC ignitor mount (reading the X shape piece as that)

This is annoying.
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:06 PM   #25
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not to mention the totally different ignition trigger wheel.
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filler hole.
I hardly know her
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:41 PM   #27
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I really couldnt figure it out while I was there and a few other guys at the junkyard couldnt figure it out either.
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:54 PM   #28
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I hardly know her
whatever, you don't know any women and never will.
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May not be the same application, but it looks like the same engine. Check out the similarities from on to the other. And there is a boss on the jy motor for the fwd mount.
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whatever, you don't know any women and never will.
Last time I checked, your mother is indeed a woman....barely but still - she's got the right parts. They may not be int the right place but they're there.
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So what rwd application was that motor put into?

That entire front cover appears to be part of the front mount picture on the fuckus motor.
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So what rwd application was that motor put into?

That entire front cover appears to be part of the front mount picture on the fuckus motor.

23NS — RWD
there's a 2.0L, 2.3L, 2.5L and 1.8L of this motor...gotta be one of them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Duratec_engine
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oh ****- that explains it- it's truck shifter!
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Modifications: SCT X-Cal2 MarcyMotorsport tune, MarcyMotorsport CAI, Borla 2.5" Flex-Back exhaust, Cosworth cams/intake manifold/throttle body/race header and flex pipe. 87 octane, 4th gear pull.

not a bad little motor....like I said, buy it and refurbish.
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Modifications: SCT X-Cal2 MarcyMotorsport tune, MarcyMotorsport CAI, Borla 2.5" Flex-Back exhaust, Cosworth cams/intake manifold/throttle body/race header and flex pipe. 87 octane, 4th gear pull.

not a bad little motor....like I said, buy it and refurbish.
Not bad????? That's a ******* torque line if I ever saw one. Amazing.
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I've got a 98 ranger with the 2.5 which is very similar to the 2.3L if I'm not mistaken. Got a volvo T3 laying around and I've been thinking about it. Heater-core is right where the downpipe would go so it might need a crazy manifold or something.

It's a total pig on the interstate.
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That's exactly what the torque curve on the Triumph triples looks like, flat as a friggin' table. There's something nice about a motor that pulls the same everywhere in the rev range, but it still doesn't justify this monstrosity.
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Not bad????? That's a ******* torque line if I ever saw one. Amazing.

Without the IM it seems they suffer a lot of torque drop in higher RPMs....but really all the work is done on that conversion...would be something to consider as a funny/fun project/track car.
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Those is no rubber isolator on those mounts huh?
anyway, you could pull the custom mounts and sell them on M.net for a few bucks. After a wire wheel and cheap paint job of course.
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That looks awesome.
That is serious fab work there.
I love seeing **** like that.

Someone just put in a totally different engine. Thats awesome..
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