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Old 07-22-2010
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Looks Good Brian! I may have missed this earlier in the thread, but what motor mounts are you running, I ask b/c that motor is rather far forward.
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Old 07-22-2010
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Looks Good Brian! I may have missed this earlier in the thread, but what motor mounts are you running, I ask b/c that motor is rather far forward.
I was thinking the same thing. These are the homemade plates off The Ranger Station that sit on top of the stock v6 mounts. My waterpump pulley is almost under the core support. I still have the Energy Suspension mustang mounts here so maybe I will lift motor back up and swap em to see how it sits then.
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Old 09-12-2010
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Finally got back to the truck today and got some good progress done.

Since I got the motor in I havent been real happy with the room in front of the motor so I decided to fix that today. The bottom of the core support was all rotted out so me and Dawn grabbed the saw and cut off wheels and went to town.
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Cut everything out and made some caps to finish off the openings on the core.
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...oh BTW did I say Dawn was making the patches,welding them in and grinding them down?
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Now we can move rad all the way forward to make plenty room for a fan.
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Now I just need to make some mounts for the rad and to tie the core back together with some tubing.
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BTW, Zach how do I go about changing the title to this thread? SAS isnt happening for a while.
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Nice progress! Can't wait to see it running.
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Old 09-13-2010
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After takin Dawns Liberty to BundyHill 2 weeks ago and breakin a CV shaft in the woods we are both modivated to get this thing finished now! Gonna be workin on it a little everyday. I have been working 6 or 7 days a week 11 hrs a day since first of the year so my progress hasnt been as swift as I wanted. Putting us back on a normal 40hr week in a couple weeks so then I can spend some real time out there wrenching.

Next couple days I working on pulling motor back out to change the motor mounts to move the engine back a bit more. Needless to say I will have plenty room for the fan once Im done. Then its plumb up cooling system,trans cooler and power steering cooler.
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sounds like your a very busy man! when are you doing the sas?
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I want to drive it on the street a little bit to work out any bugs before I do the SAS. Hopefully start before winter hits.

BTW, Thanx Zach!
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Oh I stand corrected! Thanks! lol

Zach was prolly to busy out running down the street............
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Oh I stand corrected! Thanks! lol

Zach was prolly to busy out running down the street............
haha hey easy now! nothing wrong with a little bit of exercise here and there.

the bii is looking good! What radiator is that? Maybe i need to read again. haha
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The rad is for a 91 Explorer listed as a heavy duty and was the biggest I could find in town. I believe I got it from Autozone and was around 150.00....its a nice one.With that rad,the Milodon High flow water pump and the 18" Grand Cherokee e-fan cooling should be in check.

oh and I was just bustin your ballz about the running.Actually Im jealous because fat guys cant run!
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Old 09-26-2010
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Finally done with all this crazy OT at work for a while so be watching for major progress starting tomorrow! Cant wait to hear this run.

BTW anyone know if Chad is still around on here anymore? I hope he likes what I have done with his dads old truck!
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looks great brian. I've been tossing around picking up a B2 has a toy. there is a few on CL locally for a hair of 1k.
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Old 09-27-2010
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If you do either look for a 90 that comes with the Explorer d35 up front or if its a 84-89 plan to swap a d35 in or do a SAS because the d28 those have are pretty weak.
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Old 10-15-2010
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Core support is done and rad is all mounted.Put a fresh coat of paint on it for good measure and now I can finish the plumbing.
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At the bottom you can see the factory grommets the rad sits in for the lower mounts.
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Trans cooler and powersteering cooler.
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Grill still snaps right back in place.
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And a new water fill fitting since the rad is lower than the upper hose. Im using a 17lb cap on the rad and a 13lb cap on the upper hose so Im hoping the system will still work correctly with the puke tank by using a overflow hose from the upper hose fitting to the overflow.
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I will start new trans crossmember and set driveline angle this weekend.
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nice work brian. with that many coolers, is the rad gonna be cooled enough?
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that is some good work
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nice work brian. with that many coolers, is the rad gonna be cooled enough?
Im mounting a Merkur electric fan on the other side that has its own shroud so I think it will pull plenty of air thru to keep it cool.
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nice dude idk how i missed all this progress but i love it
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Ok finally a update.Got side tracked working on a old tractor project and a bathroom project but now Im back at it. Kinda boring update tonite but things will be movong fast the next couple weeks. My new goal is to have it running by Jan 2nd.

Tonite I got the driveline angle set and figured out how Im making the new trans crossmember.

I got my powersteering,with cooler,all hooked up and the heater hoses ran,upper rad hose made and overflow hooked up.

Ran outa fuel in my heater at that point and I had a small lake on the floor from ice melting off truck so thats it for tonite.

You can also get a sneak peak at the new paint on the hood to get idea on part of the new color scheme.
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