'85 Ranger Restomod


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And nobody would know it wasn’t a carb, it would still look stock.

Maybe someday, they are kind of proud of them.
 


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The only downside I see to a Fitech or any of the other brands of bolt-on EFI units is getting parts for them. You're not going to be able to stop at the local parts store for that..

It's really what I should have set up my 87 to run instead of the Mustang/Thunderbird stuff..
 

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I couldn’t find anyone who knew what a air cleaner gasket was for a carburetor "because nobody has them anymore" at O'Reilly's.

I am more concerned about parts 5-10 years down the road but they have been out for awhile.

Anyway, a week late but my cupholder is cut out:





 

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Very nice! You did all that by hand with a drill, hacksaw and file, didn’t you?
 

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Got home Monday night and pulled the necessities out of the truck. Mainly our two suitcases, the cooler and the bag of snacks. I went to get the tent out day before yesterday and the tailgate would not open. I did a little investigating and found the plastic clip broke on one of the rods.



Three bolts and the handle drops out, easy fix.



Checked the axles, front axle oil looks new. Rear axle is dark and thin, still smells like oil/good but not 85/140 consistency. Both levels were spot on. I need to finish my GT-500 diff cover and just change the rear axle oil.



Water lines are consistently about that high as shown on the fuel tank, about half and inch of the forward frame too.





Cleaned the engine bay:



And test fit the cupholder:



Boots need replaced, they were just a temporary thing anyway.

I think most have found it, if not here is my little write up for the trip to Ohio:

 


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