The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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...Is tearing it apart again!!!

This site was a huge help with some of the details when I first did my swap in the winter of '09.
Each Spring, I've torn the thing apart for upgrades, just wanted to share some pictures of my current pile!

It started with a '92 5.0, T5, and an '88 EFI harness that was incredibly looong. Over the years, swapped to GT40 heads, Explorer intake/throttle body, roller rockers, new exhaust, that sort of thing.

This year, I made a new, much smaller mass air engine harness, pulled the engine bay apart for paint, swapped the cam, new accessory brackets, rebuilt the injectors... Just messing around. Here's some pictures. Re-assembly is starting, today's project is valve springs...

Full size 1990 Mustang Engine harness and injector harness:
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Tore the harness apart, used a 5.0 Explorer harness for reference (on the right). Made a new trans harness (reverse lights and VSS), eliminated the salt and pepper shakers, eliminated and pin 46/pin30 nonesense going to the O2 harness
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Anybody scared? lol
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Final product. On the right is the mass air and O2 harness connectors. I may bundle those together or hide them in the fender. on the lower left is the trans harness. The coil/power/ground on left will be hidden or shortened, depending on final placement.
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Stripping for paint:
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Picture of my 4.0 rad with two 10" fans, since it's out. Works really well:
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Only thing left in there is the wiper motor:
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Goodbye, H.O. cam...
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Oh, and I cut out the center brace so I could get to the balancer bolt and remove the cam. There is still a bolt-in brace for the latch
assembly
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'97 Ranger Supercab.
Dropped 5/8
18X9,18X10 Bullitts 275/40 front and 295/35/18 rear
5.0 H.O. T5, 1.7rr, GT40 heads, GT40 intake, 65mm tb, 1 piece driveshaft, 3.55 Traction Lok, dual 2.5" Flowmasters, Cobra discs front and rear
Explorer power buckets and console
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Re: The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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And a quick run-down of the truck.

1997 Supercab, lowered 8" rear, 5" in the front, 18x9/18X10 Bullitts, 13" Cobra brakes front, 12" Cobra discs in the rear, 8.8 Traction Lok 3.55s, Explorer power seats and full console, T5, Pro 5.0 shifter, 1.7 RR, dual Flowmaster 40s, turned down in front of the axle.

Guess that's the main stuff.

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Exhaust:
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Recent shot of the engine:
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As it sat in storage this Winter: (click, they're videos)
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And for fun, and older shot... I know the audio is out-of-sync, but hey...
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'97 Ranger Supercab.
Dropped 5/8
18X9,18X10 Bullitts 275/40 front and 295/35/18 rear
5.0 H.O. T5, 1.7rr, GT40 heads, GT40 intake, 65mm tb, 1 piece driveshaft, 3.55 Traction Lok, dual 2.5" Flowmasters, Cobra discs front and rear
Explorer power buckets and console
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Re: The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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You sure have been busy! Been following your progress over at TRS. You really are a bundle of info, you've helped a lot everywhere you go.
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Re: The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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Awesome stuff. Your wiring pics bring back some memories :) I've wired up a few myself.
92 302 Ranger - sold
94 302 Ranger AWD - sold
07 BMW 335xi - tuned, boost turned up, E85 - sold
04 911 TT - to many mods to list. Over 600 All Wheel HP on pump gas - sold
2015 Coyote - daily driver
03 Cobra - 2.3 TVS on a built 12:1 CR motor with ported heads, cams, long tubes etc.
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Re: The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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Not too much detail, but I've gone from this:
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To this:
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To this:
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It's slowly getting back together!!

Oh, and the cam, valvesprings, pushrods and rockers are all back in place under that mess!
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'97 Ranger Supercab.
Dropped 5/8
18X9,18X10 Bullitts 275/40 front and 295/35/18 rear
5.0 H.O. T5, 1.7rr, GT40 heads, GT40 intake, 65mm tb, 1 piece driveshaft, 3.55 Traction Lok, dual 2.5" Flowmasters, Cobra discs front and rear
Explorer power buckets and console
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Looks like you are pretty close to driving it again.
88 Ranger short bed, 5.0 HO, T5, 9", My driver, Thanks guys for your help
63 Falcon, chopped top, tubbed, many mods, sitting for many years, soon to have 331 and T5
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Re: The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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My goal each year is to make it to a Hot Rod show in New Brunswick (http://www.atlanticnationals.com/), July 9 this year.

Not sure I'll make it this time. But it sure is fun trying!!
'97 Ranger Supercab.
Dropped 5/8
18X9,18X10 Bullitts 275/40 front and 295/35/18 rear
5.0 H.O. T5, 1.7rr, GT40 heads, GT40 intake, 65mm tb, 1 piece driveshaft, 3.55 Traction Lok, dual 2.5" Flowmasters, Cobra discs front and rear
Explorer power buckets and console
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Re: The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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Well, I won't make the show this weekend, (well, not in the Ranger...) but I did get it running. Maybe these videos will motivate someone. Turn it up!

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Yes, I do not know how to hold the stupid iPhone...
'97 Ranger Supercab.
Dropped 5/8
18X9,18X10 Bullitts 275/40 front and 295/35/18 rear
5.0 H.O. T5, 1.7rr, GT40 heads, GT40 intake, 65mm tb, 1 piece driveshaft, 3.55 Traction Lok, dual 2.5" Flowmasters, Cobra discs front and rear
Explorer power buckets and console
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Re: The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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Since this site seems to get some traffic on the weekends, I give you this!!!

Some of you have seen them, but...

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Still working out some bugs, but it goes like heck. It will finally light those big tires after shifting to second :)
'97 Ranger Supercab.
Dropped 5/8
18X9,18X10 Bullitts 275/40 front and 295/35/18 rear
5.0 H.O. T5, 1.7rr, GT40 heads, GT40 intake, 65mm tb, 1 piece driveshaft, 3.55 Traction Lok, dual 2.5" Flowmasters, Cobra discs front and rear
Explorer power buckets and console
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Re: The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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Dude, truck looks great!! I love the attention to detail even under the hood!
1990 Ranger 302- E303 cam, Comp Gold RR, GT40 Intake, MSD 6AL, Hooker SuperComp long tubes; 4R70W- shift kit, other internal mods; 8.8" 3.73 Posi-Trac, 31 spline axles.

Early production 1965 Coupe- June 16, 1964, Guardsman Blue, D code 289 4V, T-10 4 Speed-- All original.

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Re: The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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Another reason to tear into it once more:

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'97 Ranger Supercab.
Dropped 5/8
18X9,18X10 Bullitts 275/40 front and 295/35/18 rear
5.0 H.O. T5, 1.7rr, GT40 heads, GT40 intake, 65mm tb, 1 piece driveshaft, 3.55 Traction Lok, dual 2.5" Flowmasters, Cobra discs front and rear
Explorer power buckets and console
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Re: The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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Who's pulley system are you using for the Alt/PS ?
Looks great!!!!!!
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Re: The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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Ranger4219 wrote:Who's pulley system are you using for the Alt/PS ?
Looks great!!!!!!
Welcome! Teddy has done a really good job, love his interior. Best front drive is the short Explorer or th '93' Mustang.
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Re: The best part about building a V8 Ranger

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the front dress on this truck ISNT Ford.......... its from March Performance Pulleys.....lol

no Ford front bracket system is made like that /... those are machined and milled out .....NOT cheap either !!!
96 Ranger Extended cab - work in progress.. 5.0 out of a 90 Mustang GT..Tremec TKO-3550-2 with mid-shift conversion ..Explorer GT40 intake and fuel rails. X303 FMS cam . WP Jr alum heads . K&N air filter.lowered .Weld Drag Lites (or Weld Pro-Stars) .. a 8.8 with Auburn Pro ..Moser custom alloy street axles (31 spline) and a 3:73 gear.L&L engine mounts and oil filter adapter.Aluminum Rad from James Duff.



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Ahhh I see March systems are really nice!
Only the journey is written not the destination...............

Safety tip 37: If you know how fast your going your not looking at the road!
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