new project - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Member Introductions New to Ranger-Forums.com? Please take a moment and introduce yourself.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-07-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: herald, Ca.
Posts: 12
new project

Just picked up a 87 4x4 extra cab xlt. Ive got a 15 1/2 old son this will be his first truck. its completely stock and has low mileage. the 2.9 is a doooooog. we will be lifting cutting pumping-up and modifying for the next few months and will be using this site and all of your valuable knowledge for our projet

Last edited by rangerjake; 02-08-2011 at 03:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-07-2011
SteelDirigible's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 3,666
hey, this is the place to come. welcome to r-f
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-08-2011
Briar's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Locust Grove, Ok
Posts: 231
Welcome
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-08-2011
The SuperDookie Ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 817
Welcome, you'll find everything you need
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-08-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: herald, Ca.
Posts: 12
can i put a 3" BL on a 1" BL to make 4"?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-08-2011
john93rangerstx's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: WARWICK RI
Posts: 895
I WOULD NOT GO MORE THE 3 INCH FOR SAFTY
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-08-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: herald, Ca.
Posts: 12
ok thanks
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-08-2011
Bird76Mojo's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Central, IL.
Posts: 1,264
The truck can't have a 2.6 engine man. Ford never had a 2.6


Welcome aboard..



GB :)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-08-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: herald, Ca.
Posts: 12
i know its a 2.9. i bought it from the original owner with 97,000 miles for $700
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-08-2011
Bird76Mojo's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Central, IL.
Posts: 1,264
Be sure to tell him if that truck EVER starts to overheat, shut it down and turn the heater on high. These engines are notorious for cracked heads, etc.. It doesn't take much to crack one. I've changed around 5 on mine. All cracked. All in the same location.

If I lived somewhere that I didn't need heat, I'd remove the thermostat permanently on mine.

As for your 2.9 being a dog, take the intake hose off and look at the throttle butterfly. Have someone push the gas pedal to the floor and see how far the butterfly opens. If it's not opening all the way, then get under the dash and look at the slack in the throttle cable attached to the pedal. Some zip ties pulled tight around the cable will take up that slack and give you back the ability to achieve WOT. You can't buy the cable anymore.



GB :)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-10-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: herald, Ca.
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bird76Mojo View Post
Be sure to tell him if that truck EVER starts to overheat, shut it down and turn the heater on high. These engines are notorious for cracked heads, etc.. It doesn't take much to crack one. I've changed around 5 on mine. All cracked. All in the same location.

If I lived somewhere that I didn't need heat, I'd remove the thermostat permanently on mine.

As for your 2.9 being a dog, take the intake hose off and look at the throttle butterfly. Have someone push the gas pedal to the floor and see how far the butterfly opens. If it's not opening all the way, then get under the dash and look at the slack in the throttle cable attached to the pedal. Some zip ties pulled tight around the cable will take up that slack and give you back the ability to achieve WOT. You can't buy the cable anymore.



GB :)
Thanks for the info. Ive already replaced the thermostat and fan clutch. Flushed the radiator and added some coolant additive called engine ice it seems to help the temp. in my motorcycles. It seems that fifteen years in storage took its toll on this stuff. It has over heated twice already on !00 plus degree days. Iam thinking electric fan as the next option.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Unknown -- SniperX103's SAS Project Rooks Project Logs 184 04-27-2015 09:52 AM
New Project!!! NicksterSVT 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 35 04-16-2007 11:50 PM
New audio project 03bamaGT Audio & Video Tech 8 12-03-2006 11:40 PM
new project..... lifted97ranger General Ford Ranger Discussion 37 11-06-2006 03:09 AM
New interior project ToughFord Interior Semi-Tech 25 11-27-2005 11:14 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:31 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.