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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)


Blmpkn

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235/75/15
You ain't kiddin, trucks nowadays.. junk at 1000 miles.

Shoulda bought a dang ol 1972 f250
 


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lower
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235 on 15s
Modified transmission harness, for front 02s only, and reverse thanks again @Junglejoe. straightened plug wires with old zip tie seperators, and installed throttl cable from expo.
 

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G8orFord

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4.0 SOHC S/C
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Automatic
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4WD
Total Lift
0
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0
Tire Size
Just the right size to touch the ground.
Rock Auto. I may have gotten it cheaper on eBay.

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The little hose clamp is an oddball size, I had to order them and I had to buy a kit with a bunch of them in different sizes, but it was still dirt cheap and now I have the others available for my various Rick-storeration projects

The other thing I did was put a can of Seabreeze into the filter housing, one can is enough, and I also put the can in each gas tank. it made a very good positive difference in the performance

One other thing I did on both tanks was to replace the vents with new vacuum tubing. I ran them a little longer and I drilled out the little hole in the plastic at the end of it a little wider and then I hung it in a spot where it wouldn’t get all muddy. You can tell I’ve got too much time on my hands!
I don't use Dorman posts for anything that requires more than 5 minutes to change.

Edit: Especially on a Ford diesel.
 

scotts90ranger

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2.3 Turbo
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Manual
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4WD
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6
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35"
In my front tank I used the Dorman part I believe but it was hard to find so I don't think there's any other options... I might have gotten the NAPA part, but it's probably reboxed Dorman...
 

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2.9v6
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Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
3”
Total Drop
N/A
Tire Size
235/75-15 wranglers
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Never put off ‘til tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely
These are just strainers, no moving parts. Not much could go wrong if you just secure them tightly.
 

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215/75R14
My credo
If it's not broken Don't Fix It!
YEAAY I found a person able to give me a ride back and forth to do all the front end motor work that is needed.


This is the year to get the steering box, lines, water pump, timing chain and gears gaskets and all, its time to get it all done in a bout 3 days block forward new. Timing cover wont be new but every thing else will be.


G/F's are really nice when they realize how handy you can be.... she likes my ranger... 😛
 

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Attached slave cylinder to trans, removed master cylinder and reservoir. And ordered adapter and line.
 

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225/70/15-winter. 235/75/15-summer
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built, not bought
I have a charging system again! It was nice when I got off work and Ive been feeling better with 4 days of medication since my copd diagnosis so I got the ranger out and started looking around under the hood, a few days ago I searched (here) for charging system diagnostics and screen-shotted a page for quick reference later, rather then pull in to the garage I worked outside, the lighting is much better. I found the grey wire that has the fuseable link, lo and behold it wasnt even hooked on to the solenoid, Guess that happens when you dont have enough light to work by. I have so much stuff hooked to the solenoid as a power feed I didn’t notice the grey wire got left off. Was great to just put a wire on, hit the key and see the alternator was charging again.
 

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Lead, Follow or get out of my way
That's why the first question in any diagnostic should be...

Did it work properly before you fooled with it?

Glad it was actually that easy... now stop fooling with it!
 

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built, not bought
well I had replaced the starter, cable to the starter and the solenoid. I had forgotten to pull a battery cable when I was underneath and the hot wire to the starter arc’d to the exhaust manifold, so I thought maybe I had fried something. By the time I knew I had a issue with it not charging I was cold, tired , coughing and irritated. Sometimes its good to step back for a day or two.
 

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3”
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N/A
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235/75-15 wranglers
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Never put off ‘til tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely
I stopped to eat something, and I put on a recording of “Bitchin rides.” Dave Kindig said a pickle/cucumber is actually a fruit, not a vegetable. How do you guys feel about that?
 

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It's up there.
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It's down there.
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Round.
If it tastes like garbage it's a vegetable. Cucumbers taste like garbage, so hence they are a vegetable. Pickles taste good so they are fruit.
 

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Enjoying the nice weather with it, now that the roads are starting to be less weird I might need to throw some water at it...

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