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Posted Saturday at 9:00 PM
Posted 12 April
Pulled the bed, switched fuel systems to a return style.
re mounted the rear sway bar end top links,
like this set up better, 1 inch ish thick wall sleeve and 7/16 grade 8 bolts.
disreguard the weld splatter at the frame rail, cleaner set up should work better.
Posted 29 March
I have a new not rebuilt HX35 on the shelf if you pull the trigger on that one.
ended up going bigger
Posted 28 March
I have both, the problem is the non-return run at 85 psi and the return style from the donor efi runs at 45-50psi.
I have the pump and quick connect fittings in hand so , just doing it correctly so this pig will run.
Posted 28 March
Edited 28 March by dr.art
These are the mounts that attach to the block and then you have to use 2wd 4.0 mounts that attach to the frame.
I got these used off the interweb, blasted and sprayed silver so you can see the bolts when the engine is installed , again, it's tight and it makes that job a little easier if you can see what is going on
Well the majority of the tough stuff is done
engine is on new mounts and in
the giant trans in a tiny truck is in and bolted up
(that was NOT fun)
and you have to do the 2 separate so ya big fun there.
Have to pull the bed to change the fuel pump to a return style pump to match the donor system
any luck I can fire it up on Friday when we have the day off
Posted 15 March
The progress continues
had to have a special power steering hose made
to Change the frame mounts on a front coil spring ranger you have to remove the f--n coil springs.
on the 4x4 and torsion bar models there is room to get to the bolts with out taking stuff apart
the engine is in the truck, but most likely will have to come back out for a mount adjustment.
and yes putting a fully dressed v-8 into a a ranger is tiiiiiight.
Posted 10 March
old rear diff is out, new 8.8 is in, 3:73 gear, disc brakes, rear sway bar and over rider traction bars in progress
the old diff sat under the springs, the explorer diff sits on top so you also get a 4" rear ride height drop as a bonus.
Posted 28 February
Any parts are free until the junk man comes in the morning
Biohazard is picked clean and headed to the scrap pile.
Posted 26 February
its the same frame , so yes it should ,
Posted 25 February
Poor old Biohazard is dead
Just need to liberate the rear diff and it's gone
This is how you do this? Right?
Posted 19 February
It's kind of like buzzaro Ranger world how this one is going
out of town again all week , will continue next weekend.
Posted 18 February
Pulled the biohazard of the Mountianeer out of the mudhole spot next to the garage where it's been since Joey dropped it off
started to pull it apart to get its V-8 goodness out
well...... Again I have not really looked at this one except to make sure it started and ran before taking apart
and here comes a surprise to keep in the course of this build
this one that was thought and is badged all over as a all wheel drive is well in fact 2wd converted
and whoever did it left all the 4wd front axles etc... But not transfer case...
So bonus to me I don't have convert the trans.
Posted 15 February
Edited 15 February by dr.art
I got from Joey is the white one that one actually runs it's just been hit by a tree the green one I bought off craigslist no title runs good the guy thought it was a 2 Wheel Dr. so I don't look at it it starts right up runs good I was good no engine noise back it up do a burn out OK it works great give the 500 Bucks Drive it home put it in the driveway
started to take it apart today and I started with saws all in the exhaust and I look at ,oh God damn this is a all wheel drive also the all-wheel-drive just doesn't work so I have two all-wheel-drive when I thought I had one all wheel drive and 1 2Wheel Dr. but oh well I have the parts for the conversion of the trans it'll just take another few days
Posted 15 February
Most likely no progress until this s#%^ is done with all this f________ rain
Anger progressing great
10 am, old drive line,harness and exhaust removed,
degreased engine bay
at this point it all went to ****, so we will try again on Sunday to get the donor engine out.
Posted 14 February
took a day off this Thursday to make some progress -- hopefully
in The Lounge
Posted 8 February
TIP # 3
the best way to remove the smell of gasoline and oils etc from your hands is Listerine mouth wash
Wash your hands with it smell and fumes are gone
Posted 1 February
if it was not so damn cold I would have the ranger swap done and could move on
I have looked at that one 25 times also
Posted 30 January
i have some heavy duty leafs that came out of I think the falcon
could use bushings but if you want them come get them out of my garage.
Posted 29 January
this is a Garmin dash cam
Posted 28 January
Edited 28 January by dr.art
Got the initial clean up done on the ranger , not bad for a $300.00 truck
old block and trans ready to pull out
In a rain delay at the minute
Joey dropped off the Mountaineer donor
should go pretty quick if I get time to stay on it
Posted 24 January
Na, the squirrels are way to small to spray,
swap in the 5.0 and wait until the Falcon is at least running and drivable
then do heads,cam and turbo