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Old 06-27-2005, 08:28 PM
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Curious...as usual.

Does anyone know what kind of muffler... JK!!!!! No seriously, does anyone know if there is a catalog or website that has performance parts for Ford 2.9L engines? I already found headers that will fit my motor, but I was thinking "performance parts" along the lines of throttle bodies and spacers, ignition, fuel system, turbos, etc. Insert "swap in a 302 and add performance parts to that" here. Any help is good for me! Thanks!

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Old 06-27-2005, 08:37 PM
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I would check sandrail and buggy sights... they use those motors often because they're to cheap, and they mate up to the transaxle real easy with a little adapter. I think some time ago I even found an aluminum head for the 2.8l I dunno about the 2.9, but heck...
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:28 AM
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Just curious...

what did those engines come in to begin with?


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Old 06-28-2005, 11:18 AM
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B2's and rangers of course!

Ford Bronco II's and rangers. The 2.9L is fuel injected which replaced the carburated 2.8L in 1986. These 2.9L engines were standard in all B2's after 86', but with rangers you could choose which engine you wanted. In 1990 which was the last year of B2 production, the 3.0L was offered for rangers, then in 1992, the 4.0L was offered. There were a lot more engines available over the years for these trucks, but I decided not to get into great detail.
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The 2.9 was based off the old Essex V6 in Europe. The 2.9 was bad about cracking heads. The 4.0 is a much better motor and there are performance parts for it out there.

All you ever wanted to know about those motors. "Hot Rodding the Ford 60 degree V6" by Sven Pruitt. Covers the 2.6, 2.8, 2.9, 4.0 60 degree V6's. The 3.8 is junk and different animal. Hard to find, but covers everything!
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Old 07-02-2005, 12:26 PM
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Really?

How do I get it? Now I'm interested!
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Ford 60 degree V/6

Try Racer Walsh....They used to have all kinds of cool 2.8 stuff and would likely know how big a boat you need for that anchor....
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Old 07-03-2005, 03:40 PM
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.1 liter difference!

It's a 2.9L. With that extra .1 liter, 2.8 carburated motor parts won't work with my fuel injected motor. But I'll check it out anyway.
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:51 AM
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I can't find anything!

I checked Racer walsh, they didn't have anything. I looked up sandrail and buggy sites, they all used VW engines! I guess the only performance part I can get for my little 2.9L is headers!
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Old 07-07-2005, 08:46 PM
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What I find:

here's a list of sites I found, heads, cams, rebuild kits, even a performance chip. they're out there.

http://www.drivetrain.com/fordchipgas.html *look for the scorpio 2.9l chip*

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...tb29intake.htm *this is about the best one i found, how to swap a mustang throttle body to the little 2.9l*

http://store.wpsracing.com/woprfo2he.html *HEADS*

http://www.camcraftcams.com/catalogs...e/powermax.htm *HEADS*

http://www.camcraftcams.com/Archives...lynews0302.htm *VALVETRAIN*

http://www.camcraftcams.com/Archives...lynews0901.htm *GENERAL PARTS*

try that...
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V/6 Performance

I found my copy of the Pat Ganahl book about v/6 engines....Just a little about the Ford 60....Let me know a fax number and I'll send you the appropriate pages....
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Old 07-08-2005, 07:03 PM
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I don't have a fax machine! Thanks for the parts sites! Those heads are REALLY expensive though! I might go with one of their cams and attempt that 5.0L throttle body swap. Hell I might even get lucky and score a deal on a 5.0L out of a truck or mustang! Thanks a lot!
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2.9 liter or bust

Being a FORD fanatic, in my humble opinion, you would do well to scrap the 2.9 and at least drop a 3.0 or 4.0 V-6 in your Bronco II, with my recommendation going to the 4.0. The 4.0 is a pretty gutsy engine, having one in the wifes 94 Ranger (4 WD with 4 spd/OD), and they are extremely reliable. There are also some goodies out there for them as well. The reason I would opt for the 4 liter over a 302/5.0 is mostly for convenience of the swap, and you wont have to change rear ends, unless you really horse it up.
The 4.0 is vertauly a bolt in job where with the 302/5.0, you may run into some minor clearance problems like with the heater box, not to mention going to a tougher rear end. The rearend behind the 2.9 will handle your 4.0, as like I said before, you dont hot up the engine too much.
With the 4.0, you can probably get everything you need with the donor vehicle, including engine mounts.
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Old 07-09-2005, 09:39 AM
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Yeah the right valve cover will hit the heater box, header/frame clearance issues, slave cylinder clearance. Not to mention a matching tranny and t case, as well as new driveshafts. yeah the 4.0 swap is a bit more logical. A bronco II site that I am a part of stated that a 4.0L will drop right in like you said. If I were to do this swap I would also add a beefier clutch and check a few things like the rearend. But thanks for all you guys's help!
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