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The cam came in on Friday, and im supposed to be getting the block back next week. A couple more weeks and I should be ready put this thing in!

Has anyone ever soaked rusted parts in cola? I started soaking my heads yesterday, its pretty cool.

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Also, something else im helping work on. We are building 2 of them.
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dang, this swap is such an awesome idea! it will be really awesome on your truck too. there's nothing like that v8 sound. much more fitting for a big mud truck like yours.
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I just ordered the cam, I went with a trick flow stage 1
What are the specs on a Stage 1 Cam ?
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dang, this swap is such an awesome idea! it will be really awesome on your truck too. there's nothing like that v8 sound. much more fitting for a big mud truck like yours.
That's exactly how I feel. Its almost embarrassing waiting in line hearing every one else warming up their v8's lol.

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Advertised Duration (Degrees): 275 intake/279 exhaustDuration at .050 in. Lift (Degrees): 221 intake/225 exhaustCamshaft Lift: .312 in. intake/.319 in. exhaustValve Lift with 1.6 Rocker Arms: .499 in. intake/.510 in. exhaustLobe Separation (Degrees): 112
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You will be running the 1.7 rockers RIGHT !
The lift is a good thing especially if the intake is bigger and the exhaust is open.

Sounds like a great ride is forming up, good luck with it.
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You will be running the 1.7 rockers RIGHT !
The lift is a good thing especially if the intake is bigger and the exhaust is open.

Sounds like a great ride is forming up, good luck with it.
Sadly I'm using stock 1.5 rockers for now. I know it will work. The plan is to get a trick flow top end kit next year so I dont want spend much money on the gt40p's.

Thank you! It should be one hell of a fun truck thats for sure.
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Also, something else im helping work on. We are building 2 of them.
those are going to be some big mud trucks!
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mmm rockwells
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those are going to be some big mud trucks!
That's for sure! 18" coilovers 4 linked front and rear. The top of the roofs will be 11ft. One of them is getting a 435 stroker and the other has a 460 waiting to get stroked.
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Does anyone know why there are no long tube headers that will work in a ranger? I know you have to get special gt40p long tubes, but what do they hit on? Being sas I have a lot of extra room, I wonder if I can retro fit a set instead of making my own.
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If i remember right they would hit somewhere on the frame which you probably removed when you SAS'd it. I know there is a ton of room with the SAS so I wouldnt know why you cant fit some basic long tubes.
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If i remember right they would hit somewhere on the frame which you probably removed when you SAS'd it. I know there is a ton of room with the SAS so I wouldnt know why you cant fit some basic long tubes.
That's what I'm thinking. I was looking at it today and there's so much room. I think that's what ill do. It shouldn't take much to get them to fit if they hit anywhere.
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Are there any fender headers that fit that motor? that way you could just go right over the frame and out the rear part of your wheel wells :) otherwise just make a set,easier to make than figuring out the bends etc to get them to go down between the frame...and umm pretty BA

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Are there any fender headers that fit that motor? that way you could just go right over the frame and out the rear part of your wheel wells :) otherwise just make a set,easier to make than figuring out the bends etc to get them to go down between the frame...and umm pretty BA

Wouldn't your tires rub them at full lock?
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depends on your axle/wheel/tire. full width on a ranger with a lower Backspace wheel and you'd be fine. And if your axle is moved forward some i wouldnt worry about it.

otherwise..zoomies biatch!
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I wanted my headers to be like that but I couldnt get them to clear 42s...
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I think my tires would rub also, but I never thought of outside the rails. Ill have to check into that thanks! As for the zoomies, I would love to run them but I dont think I could sneak them through inspection haha
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How much difference is there between the Long tube and the shorty headers ?
I know there is more torque in the long tubes but is the difference in HP/Torque worth the grief and aggravation ?

Also, Have you check ed out L&L Products, there stuff is nice, well made heavy tube wall but a little pricey.

Their shorty header are the best I have seen for 97 down Ranger Conversion Headers and the long tube stuff looks great but I am not sure what will fit

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Here’s their site too: L and L Products
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I think the sound of long tubes alone are worth it. lol
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I think the sound of long tubes alone are worth it. lol
He can read my mind. I want them mostly for sound and im pretty sure they make a noticeable increase in power. Thanks for the link scrambler ill check them out.

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Got some go fast parts today:)

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Put it in, put it in!!
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Put it in, put it in!!
Where have I heard this before?.. lol the blocks still at the machine shop until the end of the week.
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Where have I heard this before?.. lol the blocks still at the machine shop until the end of the week.
They need to hurry up. I want to see progress lol
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