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Project Ugly Horse: Part VIII

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Now With More EcoBoost

There’s an EcoBoost 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in there somewhere, and it’s headed straight for Ugly Horse.

For the second time in my life, I’m staring at an engine in the back of a truck with no concept of how to get it safely into the garage by my lonesome. The first time this happened, I dragged home a $300 International 345 V8 in the back of my Scout Terra only to discover that the bounds of my manliness terminated well before my ability to muscle that 800-pound cast iron block out of the pickup bed.

Now you know the story of how and why I bought my first engine puller.

Some six years later I’m playing out the same dance, though a Ford F-250 has stolen the Scout’s starring role, and there’s a towering pallet of thick cardboard boxes in place of the old International mill. It’s not that the boxes are particularly heavy. They’re just stacked too high to get in the garage. Each one is emblazoned with a massive Ford Racing Performance Parts logo and wrapped in enough plastic to keep both prying fingers and the persistent rain at bay. Good thing, too. There’s an EcoBoost 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in there somewhere, and it’s headed straight for Ugly Horse.

Project Ugly Horse is an ongoing series. Need to catch up? You can find the previous articles here.

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