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


Bgunner

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Put the new blower motor in and found tons of slop side to side in the old one, I knew this without looking or feeling it was like that. The thing blows now! I didn't realize how little air flow I had coming out till now. On a plus side there was very little debris in the box so a simple reach in and pull out 2 of them long Pine needles and it was done.

I had kid run out on lunch and video the play in the old one for you guys:


I don't believe I have seen an electric motor that has bushings with this much play side to side and it not freeze up when powered on. It was a factory unit so many of years this thing was in use. It was a bit noisy in winter when I got the truck 3 years ago and I eked out as much life as I dared to.

The rattle of the new one was end to end play not side to side which all electric motors have.
 
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I finally got the parking brake pedal unstuck on my '90, turns out the only bolt left was the one facing back by the release lever... Got it to release, I think the tabs on the release bent out a little so I bent them further in and put some white lithium on all the moving parts, the cable is free...

I tightened the cable adjusters some more but I can still push the thing by hand on flat ground, gotta play with the adjusters in the drums, that's a job for another day. I took it for a rip around the back of the property just for fun, it still runs after being parked for months :)
 

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Cleaned Dog noseprints off the windows and dusted the dash so I have a clean looking view for the drive this week.
 

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... it read low, real low- 200 rpm at idle. ...
That's exactly the way mine reacted after putting the 4.0 in with the factory resistor on the tach wire. Got rid of it, and it seems normal now.
 

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Cleaned Dog noseprints off the windows and dusted the dash so I have a clean looking view for the drive this week.
Oops. Forgot to do that. Oh well. Leaving in about 2 minutes. The nose prints are only on the back seat window.
 

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Oops. Forgot to do that. Oh well. Leaving in about 2 minutes. The nose prints are only on the back seat window.
That is how my 150 is too. The side windows of my ranger get boops and then awesome smells come in the back window... so the front window of the topper gets boops too.
 
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Our 8.8 is out for a gear ratio change(4.30 to 4.88) and a disc brake conversion. Just one of many upgrades coming for the 2021 season.

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floor jack finally blew the seal??
 

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No. Somebody else blew the seal. The floor jack just leaked.
 

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New tires today for the first time in the 20 years I have had the truck. Also got it somewhat packed topped off the bug juice and checked the oil before it is wagons east tomorrow.
 

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New tires today for the first time in the 20 years I have had the truck. Also got it somewhat packed topped off the bug juice and checked the oil before it is wagons east tomorrow.
In the future, if you're ever traveling this direction and need a place to stay, Fisherman's Corner Campground by the Army Corps of Engineers in East Moline is a great little campground. Only about a mile and a half south of I80.
 

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Still working on getting interior fixed up got drivers floor panel wire wheeled, rust converted and sprayed with bedliner up the fire wall patched all five pencil sized rust holes in the firewall. Prepped the kick panel in preparation for the new used parking brake pedal assembly, that is almost removed from doner truck but I forgot my hex driver cuz I'm an idiot lol. Removed all the wire nuts from under the hood on the ignition system, and headlights 20 of them in total, Mindblowing ineptitude. Wires al re routed and reattached. Than I moved on to the dash side wiring. Removed 12 crimp wire taps, taped all insulation breakes, spliced new wire into blower motor power wire 2 inches of bare high amp wire didnt seem safe idk why just a feeling lol. Installed better throttle cable old one was worn out would have to move throttle half way before any response than only half a pedal of throttle was available after that. Now I have full throttle yay. Replaced ignition switch with a good one, now you actually need a key lol.
 


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