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  1. fordbrian333

    weight issues

    this is prob the kind of question yall dont hear very often, but how much lighter is a 2wd i beam, then a bare 4wd i beam? (by bare i mean i beam and hub alone, no shafts or front diff.)
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    alternator wiring

    so im swapping a v8 into my ranger, the alt i bought has a batt +, ground, FLD, and STA connections, my question is how can i wire my stock harness to this altenator? i understand to connect + to + and ground to ground ( or just ground it) but my original alt connector has a 3rd wire, would this...
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    which bender is this?

    hey guys can you give me a hand identifying what model bender i have and where i can get dies for it?
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    Early bronco headers?

    Has anyone ever tried early bronco headers on their v8 swap? A buddy of mine has a set and i was wondering if they would fit
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    sp ive been doing some research, and ive found that the coil and icm for a 1990 ranger 2.9 (i have now) and a 1990 bronco with a 5.0 are all the same part numbers, so my question is does this mean i can just get the sitributor from a 1990 5.0 and the ignition work correctly? is the ignition...
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    1990 4x4 build thread "skarlett"

    hey guys so im going on my 3rd build here, and finally remembered to start a build thread before i actually started the build, my last 2 v8 swaps i did i used stock motor mounts with 1/4 plates for motor mounts with stock eb manifolds (worked good but looked kind of hacked up) My plan: -1990...
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    Engine mounts

    Hey do you guys no if the 2.9 and 4.0 engine mounts are positioned the same in a 1990 ranger? I did a v8 swap on my last 94 renager and still have the templates for the motor mounts, and im hoping i can use them on my 1990/2.9, i just checked and the motor mounts between the 2 are the same part#
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    3 plug wire?

    hey guys im building another ranger and bought a 302 for it today, the distributor has a 3 plug wire coming out of itm what exacly is this for? the early bronco it was in had this wired plaugged into a harness, so im wondering is this the ignition on inout for the ditributo is it just for a tac...
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    Fuel fittings

    Hey guys im shorting up the wheel base on my current ranger build so im relocating the tank to the bed, does anyone know where i can get the appropriate fittings to extend my fuel lines, are they the same as the gm ones?
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    Jeep 5.2?

    Ok so heres the deal guys, few weeks ago i solf my sas'd v8 swapped 94, and ive regretted it everyday since then, so this sunday im picken up another ranger and starting another build, looking to build a mild prerunner set up (long travel front, cantilever rear exc.) i have a freind who is...
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    Acc. Mounts

    hey guys im currently in the middle of swapping a 302 from a 71 eb into my ranger, the engine, tranny, t case, d-shafts, axles, and radiator are all in, my problem is the mounts for my acc., i plan on using the stop alt. And power steering pump, i read on the v8 swap page that i can use a stock...
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    Extended brake lines

    does anyone know where i can get longg extended brake lines? Preferably that will bolt right in, i did a sas on my rig and due to articulation my 8 inch lift lines are wayy too short.
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    so heres the deal, i picked up a np435 that im looking to put behind me 4.0, ive done extensive research and cannot find a kit to buy to make it easy (ive tried contacting people who i know do build the kit but have had no reply) so im going to have to make adapter plate myself, my quastion is...
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    trac bar location question

    so im planning out my sas for my 94 ranger, i decided after a a bit of thinking that i have one ranger that runs great, and i have another ranger with 3/4 ton axles, and a butt load of time into the suspension with no drive train that im just going to combine the two, now my question is when...
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    Bellhousing question

    Im picking up a np435 for my ranger, but i need a bellhouse to mate a np435 to a SBF, does anyone have an idea where i can find one?
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    small block chevy question

    hey guys i havea small block chevy out of an 88 silverado, does anyone know if this block its self is anydif from an older style carborated small block? im looking to build a mild motor for my grandprix but want to leave my 305 stock and just swap a new motor trans and rear into it (just...
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    cam help

    im building an engine for my ranger, its a 71 302 block, bored .020, im wondering if anyone knows of a decent cam and lifter set up to use, heads also (oh btw its getting fuel injected)
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    how to power home compressor

    how big of a power inverter will i need to power a 1ph dual piston compressor?
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    lund visor wiring

    i got one of those lund moonvisors with one of the rangers i have and it has the lights built it, the wires for the lights were just kind of hanging when i got it, so i pulled them out today so i can re-wire them and make them work correctly, anyone have anyidea how to wire these lights? i dont...
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    3rd link?

    is there a benifit to running a radius arm style third like right to a lower link rahter then a 3rd full length width? or the opposite way around?