Oh, LOOK! Not ANOTHER V8 build thread!!!


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Oh, and this is the finalized list of parts. My research is complete.

-AFR 185cc heads

- 1.72:1 rockers

- Hardened pushrods

-XE270 cam from COMP Cams

-Trick Flow Track Heat intake

-75mm throttle body

-77mm MAF

-30 lb/hr injectors

-Torque Monster headers

It really is stunning what I've learned in the past nine months. Looking at what I knew when I started this thread vs. what I know know, well there is just no comparison.
 


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Yeah, kind of far to make it worth while, but he is almost 200 cheaper. And you definitely can't go wrong with the AFR185's. When I pull mine down for the rebuild I'm getting a set...


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Yeah, kind of far to make it worth while, but he is almost 200 cheaper. And you definitely can't go wrong with the AFR185's. When I pull mine down for the rebuild I'm getting a set...


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They are some nice ass heads... :headbang:
 

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Why the 1.7 rockers ?

Why not just a different cam with a little more lift ?

Just asking.
 

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Comp Cams recommends the 1.7 lifters with the XE270 cam, and when I called them to see which cam they recommended (which was the 270) I also confirmed that it indeed needed the 1.7 rockers.

I'm getting rid of the factory crappy rockers anyways so I'm not going to complain. I'm getting some pretty Scorpion rockers, none better and made in the USA!
 

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My, my, my... how naive I once was.

Six years later, I've barely touched this. Hell, the truck hasn't been driven in two. After the last post on 12/21/13 the Ranger was rear-ended and has just been in a sad state of decay ever since.

BUT, starting to get back on this. I wonder who's still here?
 

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Compared to you, I'm a newby V8 1st gen owner here. I've had mine built for a couple years now. Stock 302 so far..
 

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Compared to you, I'm a newby V8 1st gen owner here. I've had mine built for a couple years now. Stock 302 so far..
How do you like it just stock? It's too late since I already tore down the engine, might as well build it right. It's a good thing I did, though. I found a crack in one of the connecting rod journals.
 

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How do you like it just stock? It's too late since I already tore down the engine, might as well build it right. It's a good thing I did, though. I found a crack in one of the connecting rod journals.
It's still a blast even though it's mostly stock. The only thing I've added to the engine is the Heddman 88400 headers. The rear axle being too low (4.10 w/Torsen) more than makes up for it being a stock engine. For now.. As well as the 5 speed.

I've got the 3.73 rear gears and install kit but have yet to install them. I should probably go to an even higher rear gear since I plan to eventually add a Kenne Belle blower.

I really do love the truck. It's exactly what I always wanted. Since I was 17 or 18 years old..
 

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Glad to hear.

I kind of chilled out a bit on making tooooo much power. It's easy to forget the Ranger is light when the existing engine is weaker than piss. :LOL:
 

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Yeah, the truck goes 0-60mph RIGHT F'N NOW.

Sure, a modern Kia could probably accelerate faster these days when it comes down to it, but the truck has character, sound, and torque, all of which no normal passenger car will have much of these days..

So, what have you got done on the Ranger lately? Oh, by the way, we have a thread for that now too. lol
 

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I power washed the mold off yesterday and sat in it, and a whole load of feelings came back of missing that truck.
 


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