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Hello everyone. My name is Gary and I live just north of Toronto in Canada. Originally from Newfoundland though. So if you know any Newfie jokes, bring em on. I love em.:)

My toy is a 1990 Ranger 4x4. One day I saw an ad for sale for a 429 and I mentioned to my father how much fun that would be. He said I was crazy and it couldn't be done. I researched it and it has been (www.BigBlockRanger.com). So then he says it'll be useless cause I won't be able to keep gas in it.:) Soooo... I figured I'd go real funky with it and try my hand at EFI. Best way to get good gas mileage.

First I needed to beef up the driveline. I swapped in a set of '79 Bronco axles. For anyone who's debating this, it drives awesome, just get F150 axles instead for the adjustability.

Here's a pic of the truck as it is now:




Now as for the Engine. It's a 1971 429 from a Lincoln Town Car. I have Eagle rods, diamond pistons, Ford Racing SCJ heads, GM LS coils, Edelbrock Performer Air Gap intake and a comp XR274H solid roller cam custom ground for Speed density EFI (AEM EMS). Oh and if you checked out www.BigBlockRanger.com... I have those headers once he parted the truck.:)

Here's a pic of my intake setup:



Any questions or comments feel free to throw em my way.
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Very nice. Keep us posted. Looks like you do some clean work. I'd love to see more pictures of the work and how you got it all done.
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I'll do pictures of the engine as it goes together and gets installed. But to go through the thousands of pics I have for a build thread of sorts would take too much time. No problems posting pics or answering any questions though. Maybe someone will even answer with a better way to do things. I think I've built the truck 3 times already cause of 'better' ways.:)
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Welcome to RF!

Love the setup soo far. Cant wait to see it finished.
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For all intents and purposes, the truck is finished. It is licenced and I drive it whenever the urge hits me. The big block is not transplanted in yet though. There are a few things I have to do first. The biggest is the steering. I have to decide if I will drill and tap the block for a remote oil setup, or if I should put on a '79 Bronco power steering box. I really dunno whick way I will go yet.
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Welcome!
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Next week I will take the 429 to the machine shop to get hot tanked. I'll try and get it ready to drop in by December, but that might be a tad optimistic. I have to clear out my garage first to fit the truck in.:)
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