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So my truck has been on jacks for almost 2 weeks now as I fix alot of junk, which sucks since its my DD and it's making life an expensive pain. But thought I would share some pics of what i've been up to and keep adding as I complete more stuff. Over the weekend I fixed the hole in the exhaust. Tonights project is put the newly rebuilt tranny back in place. The tranny has been rebuilt, shift kit, 2500 stall converter, and a new massive trans cooler.



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looks good man
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Good Work Logan cant wait to see it back together..
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You need to add that first pic to the RF redneck photo collection thread.
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Yea I did plan on adding that pic but I had just uploaded it and was literally headin to the back yard to start.

BUT the tranny is in! That wasn't to bad considering I didn't have ne help, it's just a bear to get that beast up there by urself.
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Beautiful truck
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my thoughts exactly......nice jackstand btw
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Alright well I finally came in the house around 10. Not a bad nights work. The tranny is completely in and hooked up, just needs fluid. The new trans cooler is installed as well as the new electric fan. So tomorrow i'll fill up the radiator and trans and finally hear it run again Oh Yea!

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dang you have been doing some work!

i know you said it was bad but i didnt know it was that bad!

hope to see it on the road again soon!
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Alright well got a bunch more done last night. Got the new cold air intake on it, just need to enclose it and keep it away from the hot little engine. Filled the tranny and radiator with fluids. Seafoam, but got very little smoke, so far not 2 impressed by the stuff. Also got a new windshield installed. Today the drive shaft is supposed to come back from the shop so I can set the TV cable and finally be back on the road!
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Lookin' good, Logan! What's with the log under the frame rail? Also, did it take all 12 quarts of that ATF to fill the tranny, or is that just your "stockage"?
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Lookin' good, Logan! What's with the log under the frame rail? Also, did it take all 12 quarts of that ATF to fill the tranny, or is that just your "stockage"?
to completely fill the tranny and lines, i would say it took all 12 quarts......

looks good!
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to completely fill the tranny and lines, i would say it took all 12 quarts......

looks good!
Wow I had no idea!!!
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General Specifications
Automatic Transmission MERCON V Automatic Transmission Fluid
XT-5-QM, meeting MERCON V specification
Refill Capacity - 13.9 quarts
It looks like you may need 2 more quarts!
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is that for a Ranger tranny or a 5.0 tranny? he has a 302 in his truck....
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It takes just over 12 quarts, about 12.5, with the large cooler on there, so I took that whole box and then some. The tranny is from a mustang not a ranger.

The log was actually there as a break away, wasn't holding ne weight, just there incase something ever happened I wouldn't be flat.

Just found out my driveshaft is all ready to go, so truck will be on the road TONIGHT! I'm pumped, it's been 2 weeks now....
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So did it make it on the road? Those tranny specs were from the 5.0 4-speed tranny in my 2000.
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Well it's back on the road but still workin on the tranny. I can't get the AOD's TV cable dialed in quite right yet so if any one here knows how I could use some help.
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Alright, it's on the road, still getting tweaked though, I clay bared and NXT waxed it over the weekend for a cruise, even took the rack off, also got a new wind shield, and a big battery, going to get some pics on the water tonight, a few more pictures for now...

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lookin good!
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very nice Logan!
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Man, you've really been busy, no wonder there's no new posts in our usual BS threads.

That's an odd spot for a cold air intake, I wouldn't think it would get much airflow from behind the battery. Didn't you say there was a heat sheild for your intake?
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I need to make a heat shield for the intake. Where it is gets good air only b/c the gap between the fender well and the header, but I do agree it could use more. It's WAY better than when I got it though. It had the stock air piping while a long conical air filter that went across the headers, under the alternator down to the frame. It was so far down it could get wet from the road and even worse the fan blew right on the filter, guess how well your MAF reads when it's got a fan pushin air past it....
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[Done Ranting Update]
Well still been workin away on this blasted truck, what a money pit... I hope it's almost done for a very long time but I know that is a pipe dream.

I love hearing this new intake, has a cool suction sound, especially when u come off the throttle

Been workin on correcting a vibration i've had and ended up putting in 4* pinion angle shims a couple hours ago that took care of the vibrations, and seem to have given me a slight vibration at 25 mph, but that's fine I guess.

Had a clunk in the front end I hadn't been able to find, but did tonight, was a bad shock that had worn through the rubber bushings and had come loose, the shock was bad as well so i'm ordering new ones tonight.

This Friday i'm taking the truck on a 1200+ miles road trip so we'll see if all this time and money has paid off or not.

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glad you have finally figured out the vibs and good luck with the road trip.
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