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Old 10-15-2019, 07:11 PM   #31
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As I recall, September is the cutoff for Model years for all cars. So that could be why the mechanic INSISTS it's a 90 even though the OP bought it in '89, the salesman probably just assumed it was an '89. So it may be one of the FIRST '90's and not one of the LAST 89's, with some carry-over parts from the previous year. The last year they produced the Ranger (before the new relaunch) you could get some Ranger XL's with Ranger XLT options without even knowing it. IT was Fords way of getting rid of surplus parts.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:21 AM   #32
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I think his truck is some weird hybrid 89/90 that somehow got built at the very end of a model year. All kinds of changes came with the 1990 model.

Tell you what...I would like to see a series of pictures of everything under the hood on that truck. Maybe it is a TRUE 1989.5 model, maybe even one of just a few made like his was.

You can almost see it...the factory in Tennessee is already in the middle of a complete changeover of all kinds of things for the 1990 model year...but they have some 89's they have to get out the door. Must have been strange for everyone. This guy might have a really rare model of truck going.
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:02 PM   #33
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My truck is TBI and was made in '89, but I believe that the '89 and '90 short blocks were compatible with the TBI and also the MPI engines. When I was under the truck yesterday, I could see near the passenger side drain plug a threaded hole where it seems something could be attached. I wonder whether this is where the PS or alt. or etc. would be on the MPI engine and if I were to do an engine rebuild, would I be able to convert to the MPI rather easily without having to get a new short block or modify mine to mount the externals.
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Old 11-17-2019, 04:34 PM   #34
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Accessories are in the same spot on MPFI and TBI. Only difference is the method fuel is brought into the motor.



I'm not sure what threaded hole you are talking about.



You could convert to MPFI but your current ECM and harness will not support it. You'll need wiring for 4 more injectors and the ECM to power 4 more injectors.
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Old 11-17-2019, 04:43 PM   #35
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I'm not sure what the hole is for either. It is on the passenger side of the block, closer to the front and very near the drain plug. It is a larger hole so it seems to be intended for something significant. Maybe it is a place to attach an engine lift. Did they incorporate such into the block to assist in assembly or disassembly?
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Probably for some bracket not used in the truck. The VG30 was used in trucks, cars, vans and SUVs.



Generally a lifting point will be on the top. Last thing you want is the motor rolling over when you try to pick it up.
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