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The "All Cars I Have Had List" Topic


19Walt93

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Location
Canaan,NH
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
351
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Drop
3"
Tire Size
235/55R16
My credo
If you don't have time to do it right will you have time to do it over?
It's already somewhat of a restomod so pretty much just a driver, with an overdrive trans it'd probably do decent on gas even with a mild cam and GT350 heads... and the Hooker headers that are on it, already has granada front brakes, just needs a brake booster to help out if I can find a small one to fit in there...
I'm finishing up a 68 coupe I've been working on for a friend since May. It's a 289/C4 car that he's going to ship to Arizona for winter use. I replaced the sloppy, designed-for-the-51-model, non integral power steering system with a Borgeson integral box and I'd highly recommend you do the same. The Borgeson unit is quicker- 2 1/2 turns, lock to lock- and actually has road feel, not to mention it has many less places to leak. You'll need a manual steering drag link, pitman arm, and idler arm. I bought the hose kit Borgeson has and reused the Ford pump, I did have to make an adapter to hook the pressure hose to the pump. They have a Saginaw pump and bracket kit if you want.
The brake pedal is different with and without power brakes, I had to get an adjustable master cylinder pushrod to get the manual brake pedal down to 7" off the floor where it belonged.
 


19Walt93

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Location
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Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
351
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Drop
3"
Tire Size
235/55R16
My credo
If you don't have time to do it right will you have time to do it over?

19Walt93

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Ford Technician
V8 Engine Swap
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Location
Canaan,NH
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
351
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Drop
3"
Tire Size
235/55R16
My credo
If you don't have time to do it right will you have time to do it over?
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As far as I'm concerned this was the nicest Mustang ever made
My old boss has a yellow 71 Mach I with a 429 SCJ we restored at the shop for him. Backing it into the service drive thru at night, peeking out through the 8" tall back window while trying not to burn up the clutch because of the too lumpy cam wasn't fun. It's more fun on the road, though.
My former brother in law bought a 71 Boss 351 new, drove it summers until the early 80's when he wrecked it. It was far from totalled so he bought all the Ford parts to fix it and parked it behind his folk's house. It's still sitting there, covered with leaves and debris. It broke my heart to see it like that last summer after he died and I went to look it over with my nephew. Anyone up for resurecting an original owner Boss 351? It's for sale.
 

Ranger850

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Tallahassee Florida
Vehicle Year
2001
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
Born with a 3.0, looking for a donor V8
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
Stock 2"
Tire Size
Stock
My credo
Doing things wrong, until I get it right.

CrabGuy

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Location
Sacramento, CA/Seal Rock, OR
Vehicle Year
2004-Bone stock
Make / Model
Ranger XLT
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Why should I pay someone else to screw it up when I can screw it up myself for free?
In order:
57 Chevy 210 Bel Air
64 Mercury Comet Caliente
61 VW 21 Window bus
61 MGA
67 Austin Healy 3000
63 Ford Econoline window van
67 Mercury Comet 202
71 Fiat 124
75 Honda CVCC 5-speed
73 Dodge 100 van
76 Volvo 245 Wagon
85 Chevy 3/4 T van conversion
76 Toyota Corona Wagon
85 Maxima
94 Ford Ranger SC 4WD
91 Infiniti Q45T
95 Miata
07 Toyota Highlander 4WD
91 BMW 325iX 5 spd coupe
83 Porsche 944
87 Porsche 944S
86 Porsche 944 Turbo
03 Ford F250 SD 4WD Lariat crew cab
03 VW GTI VR6 coupe
*11 Ford E350 XLT window van
*18 Subaru Forester XT
*04 Ford Ranger XLT SC 4WD
Several motorcycles, too many to remember

* still own and drive daily
 
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