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by Tuggnutt66
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Need engine, trans, driveshaft, inspiration
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

Re: Need engine, trans, driveshaft, inspiration

I had one of those projects....put a c223 motor in it. Took almost two months and 2500 dollars in parts to make it a driver. Three years later still running strong and is my steady summer driver.
by Tuggnutt66
Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: supercharging a C223diesel
Replies: 34
Views: 10402

Re: supercharging a C223diesel

Hi guys,
would the crank hold up with the addition of a turbo or supercharger. I'd always heard the rod journals and rods would develop issues.
by Tuggnutt66
Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Amsoil bypass filters
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: Amsoil bypass filters

This truck I'm planning on running awhile. The body has 245k....and the engine is of unknown mileage but seems like it runs well. So far the engine has required very little maintainance. I've been running either Amsoil fuel additives to replace the lubricity removed when they convertted to low sulfe...
by Tuggnutt66
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Amsoil bypass filters
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Amsoil bypass filters

Hi guys, i installed an amsoil bypass oil filter on my c223. I made a longer banjo bolt and am robbing a small amount of oil pressure from the oil supply to the vacume pump. The orafice in the filter assembly is quite small and the filter will remove particles down to 5 microns at very low pressures...
by Tuggnutt66
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Amsoil bypass filters
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Amsoil bypass filters

Hi guys, i installed an amsoil bypass oil filter on my c223. I made a longer banjo bolt and am robbing a small amount of oil pressure from the oil supply to the vacume pump. The orafice in the filter assembly is quite small and the filter will remove particles down to 5 microns at very low pressures...
by Tuggnutt66
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: premature water pump failure.
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: premature water pump failure.

Its strange....the belt has never been to tight and the clutch fan appears fine and spins true. I just wasn't sure if the vibrations from these little motors wrecks bearings. I checked at napa this morning and according to her she's never sold one.....so I probably bought one rebuilt off ebay. Order...
by Tuggnutt66
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: premature water pump failure.
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

premature water pump failure.

Three years ago when I installed my c223 i replaced the water pump with a new one from Napa (the old one did not leak but the bearing was noisy and sloppy).....anyway the engine developed a strange new rattle and the water pump is again knocked out. I haven't put but maybe 40,000 on it in the three ...
by Tuggnutt66
Tue May 17, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: ford ranger with Pup engine
Replies: 0
Views: 8301

ford ranger with Pup engine

Greetings again Gents, In the summer of 2014 I improved a Ford Ranger by removing the 4.0 and fivespeed and installed a 83 Pup motor with its MSG-5. For the most part it has been a success (although it would be nice to have a tad more horsepower). Last fall I developed a noise in fifth gear and laid...
by Tuggnutt66
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Pup Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Re: Pup Swap

The adapter was not SUPER difficult....but here's a rough description. Ford runs a speed sensor off the tranny for speedometer which I took apart via a die grinder. I saved the top portion which had the sensor portion and scrapped the drive. Made an adapter from aluminum round, cut the threads to ma...
by Tuggnutt66
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Pup Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Diesel swap

Hi all, Been off line for a while but am happy to report almost one full year with my Isuzu diesel to Ford Ranger 2WD swap a huge success. I driven it almost every day since its completion last summer (yes even through the winter in Minnesota) and can say its a fine design. Though only rated at the ...
by Tuggnutt66
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: C223 tranny rebuid questions
Replies: 2
Views: 705

C223 tranny rebuid questions

Hi all, I have a c223 swapped into a Ford Ranger. I replaced the front transmission bearing and seal when I did the install. There are a few other bearings I'm sure will need attention and would like to replace them this winter. I hear that Transstar out of portland has the parts...any of you guys h...
by Tuggnutt66
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: QUESTIONS FOR THE EXPERTS
Replies: 8
Views: 1307

Re: QUESTIONS FOR THE EXPERTS

My guess is that you're getting combustion gasses into the coolant system. Seen it on a few vehicles with cracked heads or gasket issues.
good luck.
by Tuggnutt66
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Pup Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Re: Pup Swap

No performance mods as I hear from you fellas it shortens the lifespan. The hotrod parts I was talking about were like unversal throttle cable kits and stainless cold air intakes. My swap fit right in...only had to make engine mounts and modify the ford transmission mount and diveshaft. Everyone I s...
by Tuggnutt66
Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Diesel - Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: Pup Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 1986

Pup Swap

Hi all, Well one full month on my C223 swap into a Ford Ranger 2WD. Figured my last tank at 30mpg with daily driving t0 and from work 35 miles one way. The engine was (best I can tell) a mid eighties with unknown mileage. Used the Isuzu five speed, Ford 4cyl radiator, Toyota clutch slave an quite a ...
by Tuggnutt66
Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: oil supply/pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: oil supply/pressure

well not being a Isuzu guru..and not having a manual in front of me I would say 80 seems high for main gallery pressure. The turbo and the vacume pump are going to be both getting oils supply from the same oil passage and therefore the vacume pump will be lowering the pressure at the turbo. It would...