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that looks really good. are you sure that is safe with those fuel lines like that? assuming its going to be a DD or street able.
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OOOOhhhhh.....Pretty.
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Old 11-21-2007
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^^Thanks!!!


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that looks really good. are you sure that is safe with those fuel lines like that? assuming its going to be a DD or street able.

it's not going to be a DD and i don't see why my fuel lines aren't safe???
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well the day has finally arrive!!!


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^^^ The genius behind all this is on the right and that's my dad on the left

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Getting it ready

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^^ This part was a ***** since the crank pulley was hitting the front. I had to tilt the ***** completely sideways in order to get it in.

Tip: Put the engine without the pulleys so it'll be a lot easier!

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And gwalla is in.

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^^^ Ain't she pretty?? lol

Tomorrow the transmission goes in.
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wow that looks awsome
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it's not going to be a DD and i don't see why my fuel lines aren't safe???
Because of a rear end collision.........and please put somewhere about the electric fuel pump incase you are in a wreck


Looks amazing......keep up the good work......
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looks good man, but I would be careful with the fuel cell being mounted where its at, I'd be nervous with it there just because if you do get rearended hard, boom! As long as you plan on keeping it on the track and drive some on the road, it will be okay, it will help with traction on you a$$ end. I cant wait to see the finished product, makes me want to do my swap quicker. lol
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I've seen a lot of old cars that have the tank and pump mounted like that but yeah the bumper makes it safe but i'll be all right. I'll be looking to the rear view mirror more than ever!!!LOL
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To those in worry of the tank location.. I don't see a problem with it and its the same place my tank is being located to.
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damn....

im jealous....
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you should mount grime/ dust gaurds on the under side of the motor compartment to keep the chrome shining.

looks good though.
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well after almost 3 weeks the truck is alive!!!!
I didn't post earlier because my sony dv camera didn't work

OH and excuse my mess i'm still working on the truck

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=57539

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http://videos.streetfire.net/video/0...2f00fb8399.htm
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Dude... that thing sounds mean as hell. Congrats on getting it to fire up.
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thanks
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That thing is AWESOME!!!! Which tire company you buying stock in?
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lol
Mickey Thomson for tires and for fuel Sunoco Racing Fuel

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WOW.....that is very nice
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Really nice progress man, one question what kind of intake are using?? Kinda looks like a gt40.
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i love how it sounds
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Damn thats a nice engine. What kind of power you lookin to get out of it?
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Really nice progress man, one question what kind of intake are using?? Kinda looks like a gt40.
TFS or TrickFlo.
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TFS or TrickFlo.
Thanks D. for answering blackbetty's question (I haven't been online for more than 2 months working on the truck lol) but yeah it's trickflow heads and intake.

spoolindanger I really don't know the kind of power i got. All I know is that I have no traction until 4th gear (That is without the bed and the tires that I got)

I'll post a vid soon
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The motor I'm building for my Mustang looks very similar. 'Cept it's carbed!
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Brake Upgrades 101

It's been a while since I've been here.

Well I decided that I want to put big brakes on my truck since the crappy one piston calipers don't do the job, specially with a v8 . I've been searching the web for big brakes for the Rangers and there's only one company that i know of that makes them and for many vehicles as well. Check them out if you guys want to is www.revolutionbrake.com and their complete vehicle list http://www.revolutionbrake.com/files...kits-06-07.pdf anyways in order to put BIG BRAKES on my 93 ranger I had to swap my brakes for a 97 ranger 2 piston calipers here are the pics.

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This is how the old brakes looks like (93-94 models)

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Old spindle and caliper. Notice that this caliper is hold by clips instead of bolts like the 97 models.

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1997 Ford Ranger Spindle

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Spindle, caliper and bracket

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The final product, 97 ranger brakes on a 93 ranger

If you're going to do the swap remember that you will the rotor, brake hoses since the change, bearings, seals, pads, rotor dust cover. I would recommend that you buy all of this new (except the spindle cuz they cost $392 each at the dealer or you can get them for like 100-150 bucks at the junkyard)

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