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I want to convert my SOHC and OHV to Carb'd non-DIS

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  1. Campo

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    I'm looking for some information on how to convert my 99 SOHC and 96 OHV(Ranger) to get rid of the fuel injection and DIS/computer, and make it carb'd

    Any Ideas where to start, or is this even possible with the current engines?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    TIA
     
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  3. aldive

    aldive Elite In Memoriam

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    Just curious, why would you want to do that?
     
  4. Campo

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    Well, I think about thing's in a worst case to better prepare myself if TSHTF.
    Like, natural disasters, terror attack's or anything that would cause mayhem, societal / government collapse.
    Being prepared for anything.. :)

    It's just something I was thinking about and how to remedy it besides buying a 73 burban or heep...

    Anyway
    Let's just say that in a worst case scenerio, that terrorists dropped an EMP device in my area, I'd like to be able to drive my truck's out of the area (Bug out).
     
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    Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    I don't think it's possible at all with the intake and block designs. At least carb isn't. There may still be a legacy spot for the distributor, at least in the OHV. The SOHC 99% likely has no such thing.
     
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    Carbed engines aren't the best for off roading. They don't like inclines. I still don't understand your reasoning.
     
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    they were never designed for it... and as far as i know, no 4.0l ford ever had a carb.... so unless you plan on becoming and engine design engineer with tons of time, machining tools, and testing facilites... i would say do a 302 swap from an old mustang with a carb.....
     
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    Not too mention that the engine still has computer control. Unless you are planning to go to a manual choke and such. My 84 heep that I got rid of last year used a carb, but still had an ECM and GEM in it. Not too mention that a tube style AM radio just won't fit or look as good.
     
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    Ahh, I've seen carbed jeep's run upside down, it's all in the setup.. :)

    It's one of those " Hey, I wonder if I can.... ?" Then let's see what I can come up with and do...
     
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    My son's carbed Jeep can do amazing things.....
     
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    um good luck with that
     
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    there are offroad carbs that allow a lot of angle

    anyways... unless palnning the whole engine swap to a pre smog version i doubt you can do it....

    also, it woont be smog legal either...
     
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    You cannot do what you want to do. There are no carb intakes for the 4liter OHV. Easiest/cheapest would be to go with a carb'ed 302.
     

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