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My V8 Ranger Project

Ok since I'm going to be posting a lot of pics of my project, I decided to make just one thread.... So here are some pics as of now

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^^I decided to install the headers on the old block to see if it hits the bellhousing, since this headers are designed for the ranger and the bellhousing for a mustang, but I got lucky :D

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That's it for now. Next thing will be removing the chassis from the body to paint it.

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lookn good. headers look mean. looks like you had to cut the flange for it to fit
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NICE! i too hope to 1 day throw a V8 in my Ranger....
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lookn good. headers look mean. looks like you had to cut the flange for it to fit
Not really they come like that for better installation
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gotcha...some do some dont, just was wondering

but the one on the motor in the first pic is only bolted with a few bolts and looks un-cut, and the next is fully bolted and looks cut
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mmm nice.


more pics! more progress!
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That looks like the kinda mess I've got going on in my garage. If you need ANYTHING along the way, let me know!

Keep up the good work! Are those custom bent headers or what? I really like them over my crappy stock cast ones!
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Dude, you've totally got an amazing project going on!

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gotcha...some do some dont, just was wondering

but the one on the motor in the first pic is only bolted with a few bolts and looks un-cut, and the next is fully bolted and looks cut
yeah the one in the driver side is uncut, i guess that on this side is not that hard to install but on the driver side i have to install them one by one in a special order
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mmm nice.


more pics! more progress!
i'll post pics of everything i'm going to be doing, so don't worry
more pics will come
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That looks like the kinda mess I've got going on in my garage. If you need ANYTHING along the way, let me know!

Keep up the good work! Are those custom bent headers or what? I really like them over my crappy stock cast ones!
thanks!!i'll keep that in mind. The headers are from hooker so if you are going to buy them don't buy their crappy a$$ engine mount kit that they say that is it require for the headers. I bought the L&L mounts, I'll get them tomorrow andi'll see how they fit on the truck with the headers.
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Dude, you've totally got an amazing project going on!

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I sure hope so
but thanks!!!!
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Are those custom bent headers or what? I really like them over my crappy stock cast ones!
Those won't fit your 98+ engine bay. Not even close.
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yeah i wish all the other ranger swap headers worked for us..oh well

you should put up some shots of yer interior again. yer gauge setup is badass!
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yeah i wish all the other ranger swap headers worked for us..oh well

you should put up some shots of yer interior again. yer gauge setup is badass!
here ya go



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lookin sweet dude, how much is this project running you if you dont mind me (us) asking? lol
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I really envy all you v8 swap guys. Looks good so far!
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I like the guages. I want to do something like that. Great looking project.
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lookin sweet dude, how much is this project running you if you dont mind me (us) asking? lol
so far close to 15g's and thats just the drivetrain(engine & transmission alone).
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so far close to 15g's and thats just the drivetrain(engine & transmission alone).
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Not bein a wizazz or nothin, and not giggin ya...............

But, how bout some details on close to 15g's figure?

Just curious ...............

I've built 2 V8 Ranger's in the past 4 yrs (my Son's 93 & my 94) and don't have 6g's in both of them together, haven't slicked the bodies yet, but both drivetrains are done to include suspension mods...............
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^^well everything I have is brand new, even most of the hardware(ARP). Also I bought my engine in pieces but a built 347 stroker from ford or jegs it can cost close to 9g's and that's not including the pulley set, headers and carburator or in my case the efi intake. My engine cost me 12g's but it's done.

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...55216_-1_10763
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also I have the transmission which is a TKO-500 with almost everything to run which cost me 3g's. I hope that answers your question.

Again this my engine
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BTW 94Ranger355 both of your trucks are nice as hell and I like you gauge setup as well. Good job!!!
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That engine looks so sweet!
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Again this my engine
Thanks for the detailed info and TOTALLY UNDERSTAND the g's by goin that route!

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BTW 94Ranger355 both of your trucks are nice as hell and I like you gauge setup as well. Good job!!!
THANKS!

Wish our engines looked as GOOD as yours!

Detail have never been my petpeave, most of my TOYS over the years have been the don't look as good as they run types

My Son is the opposite, he don't wanta take his V8 Ranger anywhere since it's not COMPLETELY DONE! I tell him, drive it & enjoy it...........it's a "work-in-progress" ...........

NICE project ya got goin...............keep the info/updates comin!
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