New guy...swapping 2.3t into buggy
So I know how it goes, new guys comes in and asks a common question. Guess I'll be that guy for a minute.
So here's the situation, never been a Mustang owner, always had Ford trucks. I've had my VW buggy for about 13 years and finally decided to scout out and install my dream motor into it.
Found a 2.3t in a 88 Ranger which was in a salvage yard. The yards owner had owned it and did the original swap. He "claims" that it was from a 87 TC. Nonetheless, I take any given info lightly for now. Automatically I see there's no intercooler and the typical valve cover for said TC isn't there. Not the end of the world, it was probably a result of the swap. It also came with a complete parts motor with correct valve cover.
Before getting the truck home I made sure it spun, it did. Looks to be very complete. He said it ran before being parked due to cracked aluminum oil pan.
My plan; to get the motor out and onto a stand, then go through everything down to taking off heads, and replace anything that I see fit before throwing it into the car for mockup and to get running.
Why I'm here; what's some things to look out for that are SVO specific? Could I verify a VIN on the block to verify build/turbo? I understand that this MAY not be the best place to ask, but hey why not right?
Hopefully the uploaded pictures show up. I had already taken out the radiator and part of turbo at that particular point.
Thanks in advance everyone!!