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Too Funny on 7-12-07 I made my first post here, wow what changes have taken place from there. I was only about 95% off on what I wound up doing. SOrry for the repost, but I thought it was funny and cool how far its come. Not even the same truck as I started with.

Wow, my first post here.

First let me start by saying, I am not a troll, and I am dead serious when I say I am here looking to find out info on putting a 6.0 in a ranger. This is going to be a drag truck, and it is going to be done right. I have an 03 F-250 6.0, that runs high 12's with Nitrous. Long story short I have a 6.0 sitting around, some spare parts, a big ole turbo, and I am looking to shoe horn it into a ranger. I was hoping to find a forum where it has been done. I know about the hypermax Spal build, but am looking for something a little different. I am planning on a 2wd Ext cab, that way I can move the firewall back about 6"'s. The tranny and rear end are going to be interesting, but its all in the name of fun. I am a moderator at one of the diesel sites, but I don't want to say it, because I am trying to start this thing off a little secrative.

So far the plan is a 2001 ext cab
my 6.0 with Casserly 250cc injectors,
A regulated return fuel system
Possibly a turbonetics super 72 Turbo, (I have a stock VGT turbo that can go on it, but what fun is that)
Built 5R110 transmission by Suncoast
probably a ford 9" rearend narrowed of course w/3:73 gears
4" cowl hood
completly gutted.
firewall set back a few inches along with the seats and pedals to keep everythign where it feels right.
Full 12 pt cage...through the firewall and all to tie the whole frame together so we won't need to box so much of the frame.
Gonna need heavier front springs and drop beams to get it down and still hold the motor up
custom motor mounts
Custom trans crossmember
custom driveshaft
mini tubs in the back with 15X12 wheels running a 32" slick
Possibly a 4 link
Painless wiring kit...maybe a 12 circuit set-up to keep all the lights and stuff working....it'll be much easier than trying to keep the original crap working after the dash is hacked up
GOOD brakes...maybe a Mustang Cobra retrofit(the spindles are the same)

So what do you guys think? My 03 with Nitrous is over 525 hp, and 1050 Ft pounds, and thats just a tuner, (SCT), intake, exhaust, Fuel system, and NX nitrous kit. We did some math, and were thinking mid 10's if it can hook up.
If you have any HELPFUL suggestions, I would love to hear them. Thanks
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i want to see it go down the track
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Now thats what I'm talking about. 20, YES, 20 months in the making.



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What was going on at Ennis? Some diesel drags?

if you ever get an enclosed trailer I may be interested in that one.. lemme know
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Man, I just got thru goin through some recent pages of this thread... there aren't words great enough to describe what you are doin... just awesome man, and we want videos!!!
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What was going on at Ennis? Some diesel drags?

if you ever get an enclosed trailer I may be interested in that one.. lemme know


Yeah there was a Diesel event by NHRDA up in Ennis.


I can't get rid of my car trailer.....that things priceless. LOL
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haha give me a heads up before the next Diesel event, I want to see more diesel racing.
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Here was the fastest pass that weekend. Alex Laughlin in the Dr. Performance rail. This was the last pass this rail was ever going to make as a diesel. They let it all hang out. It was all over the track, but he never let out of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7i9dCK6Wh0
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Well its getting close to being finished, and the final things are starting to come together. We have decided for now to not run an intercooler, and to look at water injection for keeping the temps in check. Eventually we will be adding a Hellman intercooler to the mix, but time and money are getting tight. One call to Snow Performance, to discuss the options, and a Stage 2 Diesel boost cooler with a 220 pump is on the way. Matt was excited about the project, and wanted to be a part of it, and offered a second system if needed to keep the temps in check. Thanks a bunch to those guys and welcome aboard. :rockwoot:

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Where does the water get injected? It's always been my understanding that water in the cylinders is bad!
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Where does the water get injected? It's always been my understanding that water in the cylinders is bad!
Too a certain extent. It is extremely helpful in boosted motors. The water helps too cool the cylinder walls and helps too boost the octane to help with knock. Most people run 50/50 water/meth mix. But in race applications some people run 100% water. Its a very vine mist. Now its been a while sence I have played with boosted motors so if i am wrong someone please let me know.
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No your pretty much dead on, except in a diesel, there is no octane, there is Cetane, the exact opposite of Octane. Octane delays the combustion, Cetane helps it combust sooner. Compression ignition, AKA Diesel engines, squeeze air in the cylinder till it is extremely hot, then injects diesel into it causing the combustion process.

The water helps remove the latent heat in the air and acts much like an intercooler cooling the charged air from the turbos. When the air is compressed, it heats up. When you cool it whether with an intercooler, or water injection, you can cram more of it into the cylinder. More air = more power. Using Meth along with the water adds fuel, Methanol, to the process as well which = more power. The water is injected in the intake manifold just prior to the intake manifold. It is under high pressure, and water per say does not enter the cylinder. Water vapor enters the cylinder, think fog.
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No your pretty much dead on, except in a diesel, there is no octane, there is Cetane, the exact opposite of Octane. Octane delays the combustion, Cetane helps it combust sooner. Compression ignition, AKA Diesel engines, squeeze air in the cylinder till it is extremely hot, then injects diesel into it causing the combustion process.

The water helps remove the latent heat in the air and acts much like an intercooler cooling the charged air from the turbos. When the air is compressed, it heats up. When you cool it whether with an intercooler, or water injection, you can cram more of it into the cylinder. More air = more power. Using Meth along with the water adds fuel, Methanol, to the process as well which = more power. The water is injected in the intake manifold just prior to the intake manifold. It is under high pressure, and water per say does not enter the cylinder. Water vapor enters the cylinder, think fog.
I never knew the difference between octane and cetane and was just too lazy to look it up. I knew the just of how a diesel worked but I always thought it was the air that started the combustion not the fuel. Great info.
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Nope timing in a diesel is controlled by the injector. One of the reasons you can get a runaway with a diesel around a propane tank leak. There is no way to shut off the "ignition" because if it has fuel it will run forever. The only way to shut it down is to kill the air.
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Or kill the fuel... But yeah. :-)

Gasoline = combustion

Diesel = Compression.
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Good post Matt.
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A couple of shots from last week.


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I've had blue ***** for the past year watching this build, can't wait to see/hear the finished product. A milestone in Ford Ranger engine swaps and drag trucks for sure, awesome work.
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I've never heard a bad things about Snow Performance. About how long with that 2 quarts of water last?
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About 1/4 mile. LOL
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LOL better get the 2.5 Gal tank they sell.
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LOL better get the 2.5 Gal tank they sell.
..it only has to last a 1/4 mile, i think that was the joke.
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..it only has to last a 1/4 mile, i think that was the joke.
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