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Old 10-06-2009
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PHOTO LINK: 4.6 DOHC IN A 95

This is a 95 Ext cab. I got it for 500 bucks from the junkyard. The engine was ripped to bits. I had some left over parts from my 55 F-100 projects and thought maybe I can make a fun driver. Well, it was a real job, more than I bargained for. I didn’t know enough to look for a later rack and pinion steering Ranger so I had to raise up the motor and offset it 3” to the pass side. That was ok as the diff was offset the same. It was a 4.0 v6 so it already had an 8.8 rear. I put in an Auburn electronic locker I got on EBay plus 31 spline Moser axles and 4.10 gears. I had an old repaired T-56 6 speed which would give me 2500rpm at 70. So far so good. I had an extra Mustang Cobra computer but no harness. I spent over 2 weeks making up one from leftover parts and the old v6 harness. Luckily this year Ranger was a EEC-5 generation ECM. No one was more amazed than I when it started. The oil filter needed a remote adapter and was the biggest clearance problem. I used the original two piece driveshaft for now. I had to have the front piece shortened a bit. Cooling is fine up here in Washington but I took it to Sacramento where it was 105 and the temp started to climb up a bit, never over 205 though. I bought one of the Duff aluminum radiators and I have an electric water pump on the motor and a high tech thermostat which all helps. The cowl hood lets a bit of heat out but I could still cook an egg in the engine room while in California. I put the Cobra 13” brake kit on the front along with 3” dropped beams. I also had a left over hydro boost system which gave me just enough clearance to get a valve cover off. The back has a 4” drop. I am amazed at how well it drives, much better than my wife’s 2.3 02 or our 96 which is a wee bit handicapped as it has 1000 pounds of batteries in it for power. The motor is a Ford Racing long block aluminator. I had the p&p manifold, injectors, etc. I bought some JBA shorty headers which cleared the steering by a good two widths of my wife’s credit card. I actually had to use a Borgeson Shaft which is smaller to even make that happen. The photos of this are at Image Shack. Imageshack - picture0018vv.jpg - Uploaded by f100guy. I think this will get you there. Sorry they are not in order. I hope these are some help or inspiration to the members.
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Wow . . . amazing work in all areas, just awesome!

Quick question, how did you go about doing the 13" front Cobras? The guy on RPS?

Thanks and feel free to post up more pics and maybe some video!
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Well, darned if I can find that info right now but it was from the RPS site, I think and came from a guy in Canada. I couldn't get the ABS to work with the new computer so I took it out and put in an adjustable proportional valve. Stops really good. Old guys need brakes more than they need HP.
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That's awesome man! Fantastic Work!
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I really want to see more pictures! haha those are the same ones you posted earlier!
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OK, lets see if this works. This is the fuel door relocation as I had a tank made for the back. [IMG] I put in a couple of gauges on the piller. Some of the engine mount work. The lowering stuff. You can see the difference in width using a hydroboost. [/IMG]The end result...
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amazing work!!! I just opted for the 5.0 swap, I didnt get all fancy like you damn you and your awesome skills lol
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