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Unread 11-03-2017, 06:47 PM   #1
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Need some basic info on Ranger 2.5L 4 cylinder

Hi all. I'm new here so I'll give some background info. I am starting a project and I'm trying to select the motor and tranny I'll be using. One of the motors I'm considering is the Ford Duratec 2.5L DOHC 4 banger with a manual 5 speed. The project car will be a RWD so a RWD doner would be ideal. The 2007+ Ford Ranger came with the 2.5L motor and it's a RWD so it would be perfect as a doner.

What I need right now are the detailed dimensions of the motor and tranny. A CAD file of the motor and tranny would be perfect. If I decide to use that motor I'd like to make a mock-up which I would use to test fitment and alignment issues. If I can do that it really speeds up fabrication.

I also need any VIN identifying info for this motor and tranny equipment in the Rangers. That would make searching for a doner much easier.

So, what's the project you ask? I have a 1951 Austin Devon A40. The PO gutted the original drivetrain and put a 1971 Opel 1900cc motor and 4 speed tranny in it's place. The drivetrain is pretty worn out now and frankly, the PO didn't do such a great job in the first place. So, I thought I'd update it and do the job right. A lot of guys put huge V8 in these cars and used them on the drag strip but I'm looking to make something a bit more user-friendly. I'm shooting for about 200hp and dependable. Something I can drive in traffic on a weekend.

Any info is greatly appreciated. I promise to post pics once I start the project.

Thanks, Jim H.
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Unread 11-04-2017, 08:22 PM   #2
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Boy... you're going to have to dig deep to find CAD stuff on a 2.5 and trans. What I can tell you is that it is a great little motor. I have its little brother, the 2.3 in my Escape, and it has been a GREAT motor.
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