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My 94 5.0 project


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It looks like a good base. Any type of body mods or mostly just mechanical. What business allows you trick out a Ranger of all things? lol

Keep us posted, most V8 swaps are gen I's and II's.
 

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I am a locksmith and I own the business. Alot of guys out here use trucks for their locksmith business and I have a van but its got over 200K on it and needs a new engine so I am going to use this Ranger to replace the van while its down getting a new engine.The Ranger will get a snug top or a tonna cover and wired to run all my key equipment for making keys.
 

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Ok this is what the engine looks like that will be going in the Ranger.
Its 100k+ mile freshened up 89 5.0l engine with a ford F-cam,GT40p heads that have
been milled .030 5angle valve job with crane conical valve springs, GT40/Explorer intake,
70mm T-body & a 76mm mass air.I have built this combo before for mustangs and it makes about 340 crank HP.This should be a fun ride when its done.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/fordmike1/MustangMikes005.jpg
http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/fordmike1/MustangMikes003.jpg
 
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should be one badass work truck
 

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When lowering it, don't forget to account for the weight of your work equipment. You are dropping it 2 inches, but how much will the rear sag with your equipment in there?
 

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When lowering it, don't forget to account for the weight of your work equipment. You are dropping it 2 inches, but how much will the rear sag with your equipment in there?
With what I am going to carry it shouldnt be very much.I am not going all out with the locksmith stuff.Should be under 150# of stuff.
 

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So when are you diving in to the project? What type of van you use?

Don't go making either vehicle jealous of the other now! lol
 

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Ok I bought this truck for my business and have lots of plans for it.
5.0l conversion w/AOD
Explorer 8.8 rear
13" cobra front brakes
lower 2"
front valance with fog lights (factory one)
Bed shell or hard tonna cover

This is to name a few things.


Ok this is what the engine looks like that will be going in the Ranger.
Its 100k+ mile freshened up 89 5.0l engine with a ford F-cam,GT40p heads that have
been milled .030 5angle valve job with crane conical valve springs, GT40/Explorer intake,
70mm T-body & a 76mm mass air.I have built this combo before for mustangs and it makes about 340 crank HP.This should be a fun ride when its done.


I'm too lazy to click the links.

Looks good though :icon_thumby:
 

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Hey Thanks as I dont know how to post pics like that. :headbang:
 

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It's easy, just put [ IMG ] imagelocation.jpg [/IMG ] and poof! Picture (don't use the spaces between the brackets though)
 

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OK here is a little update with my project. I have a mock up engine in the truck so I can clearence any thing and everything that needs to be done to make this asfactory looking as posible.I am using the FEAD off of a 98 Explorer and using the valve covers for maximum clearence to the a/c box. I installed the L&L motormount kit and mover the trans cross foward to fit.Looks like I wont have to modify the a/c box as the valve covers are very short. Here is a couple of pics of the mock up engine and trans sitting in the truck. OK damn it I just cant get the pics to show.
 

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If need be just email the pics to one of us.

Or since you are using Photobucket, at the bottom of the pictures there is three boxes with different [ ] click on the one that says IMG, then paste that into your post.

The code should look like this when in the post writing box.

[*img]http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/fordmike1/My%20cars/MyCars003.jpg[/img]

The * is not suppose to be there, I put it there to show you how it will look.

And the result is this.

 
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Same year, and plans as me (except for the trans). Keep us updated!
 

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