Well after a week of not having the truck, the oil pan/gasket/pump and steering gear box and hose and new throttle cable are all installed.
since the mechanic removed the tranny instead of lifting motor out to change pan, he noticed the shifter seal was shot also, so he installed a new one and now the stick shifter shifts much smoother also.
was an expensive week but as long as she can get through the winter here, its all good.
next spring, we start looking for a newer truck from down south where you can buy a 10-20 year old truck with no rust on them like they all have up here from all the road salt they use.
1994 Ford Ranger 3.0 Supercab 5-speed 4x4
2000 Honda Civic EX 5-speed Coupe
2005 Kawasaki z750s 6-speed
No Mods (yet) - STOCK!!!!!