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1990 ranger diesel conversion


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Power train is back in there

Took a hour and a half engine trans and t case I thought that was pretty good on the floor. Hope it stays in there now.

Have to make a spacer for the drive shaft.

I think if I remember right the a4ld is longer then the fm145 which might be why I have drive shaft issuse.
 


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You know, its not just the fact you're putting a little diesel in a ranger, it's the whole freaking thing/fabrication/welding skills that I'm impressed with.

Awesome job, man that will be a sweet ride!!
 

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You know, its not just the fact you're putting a little diesel in a ranger, it's the whole freaking thing/fabrication/welding skills that I'm impressed with.

Awesome job, man that will be a sweet ride!!

Thank you I really appreciate the positive response. It helps me to want to push it to be better!
 

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i feel better now.
 

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I spun up this cap to remove the boost aniroid off the injection pump.

I know it would make it more economical and no smoke but what can I say my wife says she thinks its cool I'll give her black smoke.
 

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Oil system in.

Still have oil feed lines to hook up but need to get my egt sensor put in first.

Progress
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Better slow and sure to get it eight than hurry up and have to redo it because you hurried up.
 

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Better slow and sure to get it eight than hurry up and have to redo it because you hurried up.

Yea for sure.

I don't have a dead line just a itch to drive it. At this point I'm ready to just hear it run to be happy but ya if I rush it I'll end up regretting it.
 

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I machined up a spacer for now so I will have rwd and I'll work at the 4x4 after I have it moving.

I installed 10 foot long battery cables that i made up.

Thays like 120 dollars worth of battery cable but the battery is in the box now so woo
 

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Looking good. :icon_thumby:
 

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So I got the motor running but not from the factory fuel line. I fought with it for a few hours and it kept sucking air and I dont know where from. I instead just used a jerry can and ran it to the fuel pump hand primed it and bled more air and it seemed to do the trick. I think I'm just going to go right back to the tank with solid line. Add a low pressure lift pump and use the original fuel pump circuit and be done with it.

Still have to wire a little more and piece together a exhaust to clear the cab.



I have no cool photos
 

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I may end up building a box around the filter and fresh air it from the front or atleast a shield to the motor side to keep the heat from it a bit time will tell
 

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Interesting setup. I'll be interested in seeing how it works. Did you keep the filter in the factory box?
 

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Interesting setup. I'll be interested in seeing how it works. Did you keep the filter in the factory box?
I never thought far enough ahead to think about just cutting the factory box to make that fit in there I'll see but I might just make an aluminum box later
 


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