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8-Cylinder Tech If you are one of the few with a V8 engine in your Ranger, or if you dream of a Ranger with a V8 engine, this is the sub-forum for you.

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So your running mustang motor mounts?
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The advance adapters mounts are by far the best ones to run. They are bolt in and appear factory when you look at them. The L&L mounts are cheap, and they brake. My truck has them, and I don't like them at all. However, that being said, the L&L oil filter relocation kit is far superior to the idea seen in this thread. It screws onto the block, and the hoses come out of the side so that they run parallel to the block. So, basically, when it screws on, you can rotate it until you tighten it down. Mine is rotated towards the front of the block and slightly down, so it clears all of the brackets and stuff without any modification. With the setup seen here, Im 99% sure the A/C compressor will no longer fit.
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Cool thanks for the info ill check out the l&l filter relocation kit and both motor mounts.
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Size:  49.5 KB I got got the truck up on the lift today and Mounted the transmission the Engine.
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good progress
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I also forgot to mention I mounted the 97 Mountaineer Bumper w/Fog lights to the Ranger...as pictured with truck on the lift. It took some modifications..no bid deal. I plan on painting it to match the truck later on and then adjust it to look like its from the factory.
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Nice progress.
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The advance adapters mounts are by far the best ones to run. They are bolt in and appear factory when you look at them. The L&L mounts are cheap, and they brake.
I shattered Both of my L&L motor mounts. I now have advance adapters which have done much better for me.
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I shattered Both of my L&L motor mounts. I now have advance adapters which have done much better for me.
The L&L's are solid though arent they? Thats why they break so easily probably. Iff you put a polly bushing in ther instead off just two solid holes i bet it would be a pretty nice mount
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So its been raining here for a week straight...and it sucks! I made a little progress though. I back tracked a little and went to Summit over the weekend and bought the 90 degree Trans Dapt Oil Filter Adapter. Other than that I went ahead and ripped out the old interior and started installing the 2001 Ranger interior.
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wtf is with the gigantic cut in the back of the headliner
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Oh yeah....The headliner was for a 2001 as well...When I bought it I wasnt thinking about the 98+ Ranger Cab being 3" longer.....When I sat my old headliner one on top of it I realized how long it was..So I had to trim it.....and it left me with a big a$$ hole...But I have since installed the Mountaineer dome light which covered about 95% of it all...I will post more pictures tommorrow.
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So I am still waiting on my transmission bracket to come in so I can finish up the motor install and measure to have my Drive shaft cut. So I finished up most of the interior today. I installed the 2001 Dash, Mountaineer Steering column and the 2002 Explorer Leather seats. The seats sit uo about an 1 1/2 higher than the stock Ranger seats....but I like them! Next is the install of the 2002 Console and that will finish up the interiort mods.
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Here is a picture of the 98 Mountaineer Bumper installed
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And here I have th interior almost finished with the 2002 seats & console installed
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The transmission mount came in so I will be installing the 8.8 Mountaineer rear end tommorrow so I can measure for the new drive shaft!
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cant wait to c it finished!!
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I just followed your thread from TRS. Sweet deal (like you haven't heard that already) and keep up the progress pics.
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looks SICK
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Thanks...I think the interior is going to be real comfortable! This is my third Ranger...and will be my First with a v8 and Leather!
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I hope to get the Transmission done and the rear end in this weekend and wired up and running in two weeks or so.
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Ok...so I have been out of town in Beautiful Charleston SC for the last 4 weeks working and have not been able to do anything to my 5.0 project. I came in this weekend and finally finished up the Transmission bracket and threw in a lower billet grill for the Mountaineer bumper.Name:  DSCF0066.jpg
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Also this week I picked up a 1986 T-top Mustang Gt. Its been in a garage for over a year and needs a little TLC. I plan on using it for a daily driver until my Ranger is done. Now that its winter I wont be able to work on it as much...Especially with the holidays coming up...hard to substitute Elmo and Barbie with headers..lol ..Darn kids just don't understand!Name:  1105091559.jpg
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any more updates??

also, did you have to modify those explorer seats to get them to fit or they bolted in just fine??

what about the mountie front bumper?? what were the mods you had to do to it to make it fit?

from the pics it looks like you installed the complete explorer rearend including the leafs and shocks??

how does it sit compared to stock? a little lower? are you going to do anything to the front suspension if it does sit lower in the rear?
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the ranger's looking sick man cant wait to see it done!
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I fear that I am going to have a similar problem on my 94 b3000 swap
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