No expansion valve on that system, it uses an orifice tube. Give me a few minutes and I'll post the diagrams.
With how hot it is getting, AC is always worth it in my opinion. I added factory AC to my ranger as it didn't come with it from the factory
That does sound expensive. Also, that picture is of the dash side, which I believe is the same between the AC and non AC boxes. You need the engine side of the box as that's where the evaporator is.
Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure you just need the engine side of the...
You'll need to swap the entire air box. That one in your truck has no spot for the evaporator.
Once you swap everything, it should work great.
You'll need the hvac controls as well, it has the switch that turns on the compressor clutch
1990 or so, the older generation.
Most GM and Jeep from the 80's-90's used saginaw boxes with the 1"-32 sector shaft and 3/4"-30 input shaft, so parts are easily found in junkyards along with from places like Borgeson. I am using both the bottom steering shaft u-joint and pitman arm for a...
The manual box is actually smaller
The input and sector shafts are different from the powered gear, so you'll need a manual pitman arm (1" - 32 spline) and a manual steering shaft. I made mine from a Cherokee as they have the same splines (3/4" - 30 spline)
You'll want to use the Ranger oil pan, as the one from the Thunderbird is likely a front sump and will not work with the Ranger crossmember.
The T5 will fit, but I believe the shifter a bit further back.
Are you using a hydraulic clutch? I have seen pics on here somewhere of a externally...