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ranger TD q\'s
Hi all - I normally post to the toy, and Zuk boards, but I've got some q's about the Ford minitruck TD"s. I dont know if they were commonly available in the US, but I've seen 5-6 around here, and have gotten 3 different sets of answers from the owners about exactly what the mechancial layout is. ( the 3 I've been told are BMW 2.4 6 cylinder TD, Mazda 4 cylinder 2.0 NA, and just spoke to an old guy who says his is a 4 cylinder Mitsubishi 2.3 TD)
1) what diesels were available in the ranger minitrucks as stock?
2) what driveline/s were they hooked up to? ( ie, is the BMW diesel connected to a ZF transmission, and ZF t-case?)
3) what sort of performance numbers do these trucks get? (0-100 kph, mpg, etc)
I'm interested 'cause I'm looking for some transmission / transfer case options for my Benz diesel setup. I know from prior work that the ZF boxes attached to the BMW diesels can be adapted to the Benz engines with almost no effort...so if all 3 of these setups use a Ford driveline, it should be equally possible to hook a ford 5 speed, and t-case up to my benz, giving me way easier parts availability, and more gearing options.