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Old 02-08-2010
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95 Ranger 2wd 3.0 auto

Picked upa 95 Ranger today for 600bucks

3.0 Automatic 2wd ~120k miles

Got it towed to work to get a full inspection

Currently needs 2 brake lines to start with.


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Needs a GOOOD cleaning inside and out, but need to get it on the road first.


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bout time you got another ranger. After its road worthy is it going up or down??
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im going to say down because his sport trac is up? hopefully ill see that thing running around the twin cities when im home for breaks and such scott!
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ghey! take it to a scrap yard and get your $10 for it...


nah i'm just buggin ya! looks pretty straight, and you can't argue with $600... does it run?

i say toss a SVO or t-bird turbo on it and head off to the races (literally)
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Nice! I've been looking for an older 4x4 Ranger.
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started tearing it apart today, got the bed off, a pounded off some of the rust. Found my fuel leak to be the filler neck. No pics tonight, But I will try to get some tomorrow
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got one side done, replaced the front hanger and flipped the rear

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OOO I like where this is going! DSG FTW!
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update with pics, got one side of hangers done, other side to go, probably do it tomorrow. Currently have family in-town so its slow moving

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test fitted a rim on the rear
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looks good Sccott, thats a different kinda wheel
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factory mazda!

i hate teaser pics... it's like sex without the climax! :(
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factory mazda!

i hate teaser pics... it's like sex without the climax! :(
its only cause the truck doesnt fit all the way in the garage, being 30 degrees out doesnt make me want to clean it out
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Seeing the ST in the background makes me miss mine. You a member of mysportrac.com?
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what model are the mazda rims off?
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Seeing the ST in the background makes me miss mine. You a member of mysportrac.com?
yeah, not much action over there though

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what model are the mazda rims off?
Mazda 3
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its only cause the truck doesnt fit all the way in the garage, being 30 degrees out doesnt make me want to clean it out
lol i'm just razzin ya man, 30 isn't bad though... i'll take a pic of my new mirror tomorrow morning (just finished installing it) it's got temp and compass on it, i'll show you how cold it is here...
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got the drivers rear shackle flipped around, and the front shackle about half off. In between the air tank filling up, I changed the PCV valve, spark plugs and wires. Not sure if its my plugs or if I messed up the wires cause its running alittle rough compared to the OEM orignal parts that had 120k on them. Ill check the firing order and go from there.
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Swapped to autolite plugs, seemed better on trying to start, found out my other fuel leak is coming out the top of the pump, plan to pick up a new pump tomorrow. So i decided I would change the serp belt and tensor, but found out my t50 was stripped, so I will get another. So I then decided to changed the T-stat, lucky me broke both bolts holding the housing down so I called it quits for the day. Not sure whats my next step on that part.

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finally got a chance to put the new fuel pump, lock ring, connector and fuel line repair kit in. Planning to have the truck towed to work tomorrow and let them mess with the thermostat bolts

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fuel line repair connector gave me a hard time cause it is a 3/8 line at the pump and converts into a 5/16 fuel line, only took 2 trips for that part
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updated "rolling" pic. Have the bed off and some trailer lights hooked up to drive to the local community college on thrusday for AUT 110 Brakes

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thermostat is taken care off, truck is running good now, need to get some shocks on it fast, rides like crap!


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did some more work today.

Did front and rear shocks. Also installed my front wheels, had to use wheel spacers/adapters to get it to clear (luckily i still had a set). Need to pick up some better lugnuts, but thats not big hurry.

Also installed a cheapo aftermarket radio, no pics

I fixed the exhaust that was rotted off at the flange after the cat. Cat and muffler were in good shape, so i cheaped out and did a repair kit on the flange and a turn down after the stock muffler, not bad for 20 bucks

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installed my "new" mirrors, can't beat the 30bucks shipped!

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ha, bed is FINALLY back on. Just got done doing rear axle seals and shoes. Going to take it to work for a Maine State Inspection Sticker and oil change, then should be free to start driving it daily!

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nice work, truck looks good
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I tried the 3M headlight restoration kit today, did Great on the first one, and got alittle too ****y on the second and left some swirl marks.
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I swapped to a set of Jeep Liberty 17's with 235/55 and 235/65 (freebies!) They seem to have a better offset then the Mazda rims

Also washed it (2nd time since February) and took some shots

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Also, took out the trash of all the parts I replaced, thought Id grab a picture
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