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

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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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Just curious, why would you want to do that?
 






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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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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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Hartman said:
Carbed engines aren't the best for off roading. They don't like inclines. I still don't understand your reasoning.

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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