Big Nasty! - Page 11 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Project Logs For detailed builds specific to the Ford Ranger, one thread per vehicle please.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #251  
Old 12-28-2012
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by seed60 View Post
Thanks.



Lies!! That piece is still sitting in your driveway.

Right now I still have the stock master cylinder. I was going to see how it did before I swap in a f250/350 master cylinder.
You are going to want to change it! Just buy one now...
Reply With Quote
  #252  
Old 12-28-2012
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by RazorsEDGE View Post
My speedo has done that before. After letting it sit for a long time the battery died, after jumping it off the speedo was acting all crazy just like that. Once I let the truck run for a little while everything cleared up.

Not sure exactly what caused it though. It's had a dead battery plenty of times before and never did that lol.
thats strange. Mine has never done that.
Reply With Quote
  #253  
Old 12-28-2012
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
Its only there for ABS purposes, which you dont have any more. It may do something with the speedo to but its not needed. I never used it on my ranger. I cut it off at the frame.

I know for a fact that the VSS is on the tailhousing of the transmission on an 03.

Btw where did you get those ujoints for the steering shaft?
Thanks for the info.

Those are flaming river ujoints. Found them on eBay. Part numbers are on page 13.

Last edited by seed60; 12-28-2012 at 05:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #254  
Old 01-04-2013
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
Picked up a new f350 master cylinder but having trouble finding the right adapters. Anybody know where to get the fitting for the M18 port? Going to pick up my driveshaft tomorrow so that fitting and shocks are the only thing holding me up now.


Still trying to figure out how to do the upper mounts.


Attached Thumbnails
Big Nasty!-imag0513.jpg   Big Nasty!-imag0512.jpg   Big Nasty!-imag0514.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #255  
Old 01-05-2013
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
.250 dom driveshaft yeah!!

Attached Thumbnails
Big Nasty!-imag0516.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #256  
Old 01-05-2013
fourliter dan's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lebanon, OR
Posts: 2,229
Beef cake!
Reply With Quote
  #257  
Old 01-05-2013
Ford78's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 124
Looks good!!
Reply With Quote
  #258  
Old 01-08-2013
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
thats .25 wall shaft? wow...

as for the fittings did you not keep the factory ones? they use 3/16" line so I just reused the nuts and reflared the ranger lines.
Reply With Quote
  #259  
Old 01-08-2013
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
oh btw why didnt you just use the stock rear ranger mounts?
Reply With Quote
  #260  
Old 01-08-2013
DangerRanger96's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Thomasville, NC
Posts: 611
gonna hit uwharrie up this year?
Reply With Quote
  #261  
Old 01-09-2013
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
thats .25 wall shaft? wow...

as for the fittings did you not keep the factory ones? they use 3/16" line so I just reused the nuts and reflared the ranger lines.
Yeah, 3x.250 got it at Olivers.

The master cylinder I bought didn't have the proportioning valve. So I need something for that big M18 port. Gonna try the junkyard and dealer this weekend.

Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
oh btw why didnt you just use the stock rear ranger mounts?
Those lower mounts were already on the axle and it just looks cool outside the frame.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DangerRanger96 View Post
gonna hit uwharrie up this year?
You know it. Just need gears and front driveshaft for 4wd.

Last edited by seed60; 01-09-2013 at 02:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #262  
Old 01-09-2013
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
yeah but with the shocks way out there you need some huge shock to get all the travel. At least with it inside the spring its fairly easy and inexpensive
Reply With Quote
  #263  
Old 01-09-2013
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
yeah but with the shocks way out there you need some huge shock to get all the travel. At least with it inside the spring its fairly easy and inexpensive
I know what you're saying and it would be a little less work just welding the bottoms on.

Outside the frame with the spring fully drooped and tire off the ground the shock measures 27". Then with the tire as stuffed as I can get it the shock measures 20.5". It can probably be stuffed a little more but not much I would think.

The shocks are 12"s, compressed 18" and extended 29.75". Think thats enough cushion to keep them from over-extending or bottoming out?
Reply With Quote
  #264  
Old 01-09-2013
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Im not certain, I mean I have 16" travel shocks and I can still bottom them out and fully extend in the rear. My shocks are mounted almost at cab window height. A little different scenario but similar. Do you think your leaf springs are soft? I dont know what springs you are running.
Reply With Quote
  #265  
Old 01-09-2013
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard View Post
Im not certain, I mean I have 16" travel shocks and I can still bottom them out and fully extend in the rear. My shocks are mounted almost at cab window height. A little different scenario but similar. Do you think your leaf springs are soft? I dont know what springs you are running.
Running the 6" skyjacker softrides. They ride good but don't really flex all that well. Too much arc in them I think.

Probably could use a 14" shock but I think the 12" might work.

Last edited by seed60; 01-09-2013 at 10:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #266  
Old 01-10-2013
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
might as well try it since you have them! I just didnt want it limiting your up travel.
Reply With Quote
  #267  
Old 01-10-2013
2004xlmiller's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sac, CA
Posts: 1,601
while youre on this topic are you still interested in my bilsteins?
Reply With Quote
  #268  
Old 01-12-2013
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2004xlmiller View Post
while youre on this topic are you still interested in my bilsteins?
Might be too short we'll see.

Went to the junkyard and found the fitting I needed. Got it all hooked up and broke a bleeder valve in the rear trying to bleed it. I was so ready to drive it today!!

Attached Thumbnails
Big Nasty!-imag0518.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #269  
Old 01-12-2013
ranger4.0's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: cambridge, ontario
Posts: 3,922
that sucks! it will be such a great feeling to actually drive it after all the work gone into it
Reply With Quote
  #270  
Old 01-14-2013
Ford78's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 124
Got her on the road yet?
Reply With Quote
  #271  
Old 01-14-2013
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford78 View Post
Got her on the road yet?
Not yet. Tried getting that bleeder out with no luck. So I'm gonna pick up new calipers Thursday. Hoping to drive it this weekend.

Got her all cleaned up. Still got that shine!
Attached Thumbnails
Big Nasty!-imag0519.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #272  
Old 01-14-2013
Ford78's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 124
Looks very sharp!! You did a very good job on her!
Reply With Quote
  #273  
Old 01-15-2013
2004xlmiller's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sac, CA
Posts: 1,601
damn that axle sits heelllllaa forward..
Reply With Quote
  #274  
Old 01-15-2013
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by seed60 View Post
Not yet. Tried getting that bleeder out with no luck. So I'm gonna pick up new calipers Thursday. Hoping to drive it this weekend.

Got her all cleaned up. Still got that shine!
What's lurking at bottom right of picture? Lol.

I hate satellite roof mounts.
Reply With Quote
  #275  
Old 01-16-2013
2004xlmiller's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sac, CA
Posts: 1,601
another ranger.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nasty Ranger Lean.... Prerunner-Ranger General Ford Ranger Discussion 29 05-01-2009 02:27 PM
nasty nasty mud and stuck aqwright Snapshots 36 12-20-2008 01:47 PM
The video of thew ole FX4 gettin nasty TheBearJeweler Snapshots 17 11-08-2008 08:30 AM
nasty sounding acceleration dmety87 2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech 16 11-22-2007 03:28 PM
Nasty Smell gearhead299 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 7 12-08-2006 09:51 PM


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 11:26 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.