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Old 04-26-2011, 03:57 PM
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Diesel Ranger Project

Hey y'all. So iv got this wild hair... every body has seen and done the 4bt Cummins in the ranger.... well I want to stick to the ford & international combination. My thoughts were to use the International VT275 (maxxforce 5, 4.5 Powerstroke). I want to know what y'all think on this project. And what y'all think on the motor choice. Is there a better choice? I would like to build the motor as well. 350-400 horse is not out of the question. Other definite modifications to my 2001 Ranger will be a high pinion dana 30 SAS, lift kit, tires all that. Im thinking im going to keep the factory 8.8 rear end and just swap gears around to something around 373s if I go along with this project. My thoughts for a transmission was the 700r4 built up. Im having trouble finding a good transmission that is small enough to fit under the ranger body.

Iv herd the vt275 has the same problems as the 6.0. I want to know if the parts between the 6.0 and the 275 are interchangeable. Then I could fix the common egr problems as well as the head stud and injector problems with aftermarket parts. Are their aftermarket parts available for a vt275 if the 6.0 parts wont interchange???

The 4bt is my current back up plan. But I really want to stay with this International concept.

I just figured I would get some good input from y'all. Please let me know your views on this project.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:57 PM
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I have always wanted to have a diesel ranger!,i will be watching for some pics when you start. i have a 1.9l 1984 escort diesel i will sell you cheap
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:38 AM
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First question. Does it run. Second question... how much...
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it ran until the timing belt jumped and bent the push rods, i have another complete motor for parts though. its a 2 door and it is just too small for my family now and i cant seem to scrape together the cash to fix it. the head that is in there has less than 10,000 miles on it since it was shaved a little and had rebuilt injectors put in it. I dont know what its worth. not much to most people but to me its a neat little rig that got 50+ mpg. make me an offer.
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Where at are ya located in Minn? Im right next to shakopee if that gives ya a better idea of where im at. And how hard are parts to find for it?
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