If you don't mind me asking what waterpump/thermostat/radiator setup are you running ? The engine compartment is a work of art btw and probably the most amazing 2.3 setup I have ever seen, I watch your videos day in and day out for inspiration to complete mine!
Post by Matt Culpepper on Nov 4, 2012 17:15:03 GMT -5
Ha Thanks! I'm headed back this coming weekend to try again. Water pump is a meziere WP116S that I scored off ebay for about half price. The thermostat housing is just a normal unit for a 5.0L that I flipped upside down and slotted one hole. Radiator is a BeCool 65005, That I scored off ebay for $76. I spent 6 months of watching ebay and other sites to collect the cooling system parts. lol
Wow i had the same thing happen to me when i did a hard pull in my ranger one night doing about 100. Had the girl friend freaking out and all. Needless to say I ended up having a shoop build me a new one with upgraded f150 yokes and what not.
Was that a Turbocharged Ranger? (as i do a fly by) lol
Yes, same iron head/cam as he's had for a couple years. He did upgrade from the HX40 to a larger Borg Warner turbo as the HX40 was maxed out (couldn't make any more than about 26 psi boost that dropped off with rpm).
Post by Matt Culpepper on Aug 12, 2015 7:49:13 GMT -5
People rolled their eyes when I said that 9.99@137 had only scratched the surface of what this iron head could run. The much of the rest remained convinced I had to have been spraying it. lol I'm not sure how much further I can go on boost alone but we are closing in on a time when I will likely throw caution to the wind and max it out.
Post by Spoolin-SVT on Aug 13, 2015 3:44:52 GMT -5
Yeah I thought that 9.99 was unbelievable and when I saw that 9.37 over on Yellowbullet I couldnt believe it. That thing is flying for still being iron headed. How much cfm is that head flowing? When I talked to Esslinger a few days ago they said that their full ported iron 2.3 head is about 220 ish cfm. Your set up must be flowing a ton of air to max out at hx40 at 26 psi. What did you end up doing with the old intake?
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