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Anyone notice that Gen1 , gen2 and even some Gen3 stuff is getting hard to find?


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I was beginning to worry about finding an engine bay harness for my new (in progress) truck, a 1993 Supercab.

My 1987 Supercab has some major rust issues in the cab, and while I have a spare (absolutely rust free) cab as a repair piece I need something to drive
while it is apart...

The 1993 is currently a 4x4, 3.0, 5sp with an electric shift T-case.
I have it because the 3.0 was on it's last gasp and the trans and clutch were not far behind.

And Rather than simply put another 3.0 into it, I'm swapping a 4.0 into it.
And while I already the engine on a stand in my garage and another in a storage crate in my uncle's garage as well as a pair of M5OD-R1HD transmissions in my garage, one thing I was lacking was the correct engine bay harness for a NON-EGR (and NON-SEFI) 4.0 and I was slightly worried about finding one, I need worry no more, Yesterday I scored at one of my favorite U-pull-it junkyards.

So my project progresses.

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Yeah, I have noticed that too.

It used to be pretty thick, now usually I see maybe one or two first gens at all.

The last time I was there, when I took my D35 apart to clean it up I set the drain plug somewhere special so I wouldn't lose it... and I don't remember were that is. No biggie, couple bucks at the JY and an excuse to go there (haven't been for awhile) I got to the last row of Fords before I hit my first first gen Explorer. :shok:

And that is why last year when I found a early Explorer 5.0 intake laying on the ground in perfect shape (they just wanted the heads apparently) I couldn't pass it up even though I have no home for it. Their day is coming too.
 
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I see a lot more on Craigslist than in the yards. Maybe they are just being crushed because of low value/demand.
 

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In my local junkyards they put the cars out in nice neat rows... and write the date they put them out with a stencil and spray paint and when they have a "new" vehicles to put out they clear out the oldest row.

They make little notice of the age of the vehicle
 

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Does anyone know where to find some new valve covers for a 91 ford ranger 2.9L. Ford quit making them
 

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Does anyone know where to find some new valve covers for a 91 ford ranger 2.9L. Ford quit making them
You don't get brad new ones, unless you get lucky to find some NOS ones. Best bet is a good used set.

The yards I visit still have a decent selection of vehicles from 2nd and 3rd gen. Even the first gen trucks are still there, but I have mostly picked them clean.

This is, however, one of the reasons I have tried to start incorporating more gen4 parts into my most recent project. My choice to use the SOHC was driven second-hand by parts availability as much as any other factor.
 


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