Originally Posted by hcompton
You can also turbo the 2.3 ranger motor as long as its the right year. But will have to pull the boost back. Be sure not to use the newer block with low tension piston rings. They will have masive blow by under boost.
Also be aware the engine is tall and not as narrow as it would seem. They will take up about the same amount of room as the v8.
the oil pan does, the top side is pretty narrow.
and I have one in my 78 Bobcat, which is about 2600 lbs. Even in NA form it'll scoot, but it needs high rpm with the work I've done to it. They're durable as hell too.