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Old 07-20-2012
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Here is the wiring under the hood finished and all the vac lines hooked up.

I have relays in corner for fuel pumps and the fan that plug into the harness. The blue wire and fuel block run into the cab and goes to another block under the dash for powering the wide band,12v outlet in dash,ecm and amps.

Mounted a fuel pressure guage under the hood.I have yet to find a good small guage for the rail that reads correct so I just went with a good old Autometer I can trust.


I also started working on my Sirius dock..no more ash tray.

And here is the begining of the sterio install





Still havent decided if I want to keep adding more white accents to interior or stay with darker colors..the jury is still out on that.
The console/sub enclosure turned out awesome and fits perfect.Uses a Jeep Cherokee lid and tray so it is easlily replaced should it get broken. Colors match interior alot better than they show up on my camera using the flash. Still might change color of the lid later tho.

And as a bonus I have a second console made that is longer and taller that will be going in my 83 Ranger truggy since its an auto trans.

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Coming together nicely!
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Old 07-26-2012
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A couple days late on the update but the truck offically runs! Pretty proud of myself.... after all the wiring I did I only had one issue where I had the ground and switched wires for fuelpump backwards. Still working on the PIMP programing but she does fire right up. Exhaust sounds awesome. Finishing sterio wiring and replacing the front calipers this weekend then she ready for 1st test drive/burnout.
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Congrats! Can't wait to see videos.
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Old 07-30-2012
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Well thanx to Bill and my buddy Dennis the truck now runs like a champ on the PIMP! Fires right up and purs like a {pi$$ed off} kitten.

Replaced the front brake hoses and bled all the brakes last nite,sterio is all wrapped up and sounds amazing!

Still waiting on my dash bezel so no gauges yet but interior will be done later today and I will be going for my first driver EVER in my truck.

Pix and vids to come later
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Old 07-31-2012
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OK here the proof from late last nite. Had to correct some MAP settings in the PIMP cuz it was washing out my plugs from being so rich. Found a bad plug wire while swapping plugs so I had to throw the old set of wires on it just to get it fired up.

Brians 88 turbo 2.3 ranger - YouTube

I got the shifter bezel all mounted down and the front console and love how they turned out! I welded cap screws to the floor seal plate and used them as studs. I just slid the boot and bezel down over the studs and finished it off with some stainless acorn nuts



Not sure why the flash on my camera makes all the black colors look so different cuz they look amazing in person.?.

Radio all finished and sounds killer. Sony head unit and 8" sub with everything else Fosgate.



Still have a few details to take care of yet. Obviously no gauges installed yet,no sill plates,need new visors still,need tilt and have a couple rattles to track down.

But I did get to drive it for the first time today and put about 40 miles on it! Drives smooth and straight,exhaust is nice and quiet,very comfy interior,sound system rocks and even at less than half throttle it wants to roll out!
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The truck looks amazing! Sure has come a long way.
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Drove it to lunch today then out to the back yard for some dirty shots.. Looks awesome out in the sun!












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Old 08-05-2012
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Me and my buddy Bill have been playin with the tune creepin up on the boost and so far Im up to 14psi and all I can say is WOW....its a beast. Not goin any higher till I step up from the stock 35lb injectors though. Its plenty fast as is.
I did get after it hard one time from an intersection and we were both shocked. Dropped the clutch at about 2500 and it lept forward without even a sound from the tires and was into boost instantly,shifted 1st,2nd and 3rd at 5000 and we was MOVING! Cant believe how it dead hooked with no bog or spin and was just pulling.
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Old 08-10-2012
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So far running like a champ and took it to a couple shows and got some great reactions!

First full tank of fuel through it netted 23mpg! And thats not driving it nicely either.
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Does your motor have a cold? All i hear is AH-CHOOOOO! AH-CHOOOOO! AH-CHOOOOO!

It looks good, I'm not a fan of those rims but they suit the truck.
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Me and my buddy Bill have been playin with the tune creepin up on the boost and so far Im up to 14psi and all I can say is WOW....its a beast. Not goin any higher till I step up from the stock 35lb injectors though. Its plenty fast as is.
I did get after it hard one time from an intersection and we were both shocked. Dropped the clutch at about 2500 and it lept forward without even a sound from the tires and was into boost instantly,shifted 1st,2nd and 3rd at 5000 and we was MOVING! Cant believe how it dead hooked with no bog or spin and was just pulling.
hell yeah dude! I wanna see vids of this thing do'n work
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Old 09-02-2012
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So I have been driving the wheels off the truck since getting it done and working on the little bugs that pop up. Two things I needed to do was find the reason for a weird miss i was having while cruising and I needed to finish my gauges.
I have a SpeedHut tach and Autometer Ultralite boost,oil,water,a/f gauges alreay but I still needed to order my Speedhut GPS speedo and a fuel gauge. I have been driving around with just the boost gauge in the dash. Friday night at work I decided to place an order for the fuel gauge and make plans to start installing them this weekend.

Well I got off at 5am and jumped on the expressway for my 50 mile drive home and my miss started getting worse.A peek at my LM1 showed I was only getting 11.1v and it hit me that maybe my alt. was taking a crap and thats why it had developed a miss. I decided to press on and see if I could make it home....Halfway my LM1 goes into "error low voltage" mode....about 15 miles from home and the lights are getting really dim and the miss is keeping my to 45mph....100 yards from my driveway the truck shuts off and I coast into my parking spot. Safe!

I open the hood to put my charger on and what I find shocks me. My alt. is laying on the framerail from the upper long bolt breaking off in the bracket.Then it hits me....I dont have any belts on the motor.No water pump spinning for who knows how many miles! Truck never boiled over and coolant was all full still.

Soo the very night I order parts and make plans to finish my gauges I actually had a situation where I should of had them already. Im so mad at myself for doing something so stupid. Find out Monday if the motor has any damage...
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holy crap! hope all is well. thats like the kinda **** that happens to me all the time. bad luck/got lucky it wasnt worse type of stuff.
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well I charged it up today and tried to start it since the shop didnt get my alt. rebuilt today {it was dead BTW} and the truck fired right up. No smoke,no leaks and no strange sounds. Crossing fingers.
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Well took some time off from workin on the truggy and got some things done on this one. After the problem I had a few weeks back I have found no ill effects to my motor.

I got my dash bezel installed finally and except my speedo all gauges are in.





Just have a filler panel in where the speedo will go for now.


I also picked up a Crown Vic cop car aluminum driveshaft that after swapping the front yoke fits perfect. Truck goes down the road smoooth as silk now!
Had to pull the trans and replace the throwout bearing and pulled the turbo off to seal a header leak.

I now have some 65lb injectors in and we did a small amount of retuning on the ecm but Im having a weird boost issue. I cant make a clean hard pull under WOT without the turbo going into surge really bad and dumping all boost.Not sure if its my BOV not working right or being under sized..or if its a problem with my turbo itself.
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what turbo is it?
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All your stuff is nice! Sounds good.
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wow looks like it will move pretty damn good!
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**** moves out! sounds real nice. great job on the dash too!
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Thanks! Still need to place my order for my speedo tho.Just been to wrapped up in my truggy lately
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