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Ray's 83 Build Thread


scotts90ranger

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Just blue loctite, it's hard to tell on the leaks, the current engine is a mess from leaks from other things like not using enough sealant on the cam pulley bolt... The crankcase shouldn't be pressurized anyway
 


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Just blue loctite, it's hard to tell on the leaks, the current engine is a mess from leaks from other things like not using enough sealant on the cam pulley bolt... The crankcase shouldn't be pressurized anyway
That's true. Guess I'll give it a go. Probably going to be when I'm back from vacation on the 14th. I don't want to stop in the middle of something like that. I'm ordering all of the gaskets now.

Any idea if the head will swap from the 91 to the 85 block? I want to use the 91 parts as much as I can.

My eBay rock cover came in. I'm pretty happy with the look. Kinda thinking 4 lights might look better. There's only two mounting tabs on the bar, but it wouldn't be much work to fab up a light mount with more.

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That is one nice looking truck.


They just don't make 'em like that anymore . . . .

. . . they forgot how. :(
 

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Head will bolt right up to the block, the intake gaskets are different but most kits come with multiple options since there's like 4...

Yeah, the dual plug heads supposedly flow better, if you're feeling fruity do a little cleanup on the intake side with a die grinder, they're notoriously rough and restrictive, I lost like 4psi boost on mine after porting the head... don't gasket match, the gaskets don't match the manifold or head close enough to help :). The timing belts changed to round tooth from square tooth in '92 so both "should" be square tooth but just check first... Oh, there's a dummy distributor drive in the '91, put that in the new block...
 

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