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    Default Another new project.

    Today I finally got the little truck home. It's an 84 Ranger with the 2.0 in it. Going to be getting a V8 intervention.
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    Default Re: Another new project.

    Nice, lots of parts and work ahead
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    Default Re: Another new project.

    sweet....always wanted a shortbed 2wd v8 ranger....

    keep it mild and cheap with efi/t5 mustang dropout...25mpg and pretty spunky
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    Default Re: Another new project.

    Some cleaning done and a trial fit of the wheels.

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    Default Re: Another new project.

    Finally got a free day to install the 302.
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    Default Re: Another new project.

    Looks like it belongs there.

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    Default Re: Another new project.

    Nice!!!
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    Default Re: Another new project.

    Progressing right along. Only have to hook up the coolant hoses, fill with coolant, and finish putting gauges. Then under the hood us done.
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    And got the Lokar shifter installed.
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    Now onto brakes and shocks so I can get it to the exhaust shop.
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    Default Re: Another new project.

    What kind of shifter is that?

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    Default Re: Another new project.

    Automatic shifter that attaches to the top of the transmission. The truck was originally a standard shift. I mounted the shifter to come up through the existing shift boot. And I wanted the shifter tall like a rat rod.

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    Default Re: Another new project.

    That's a cool setup!

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    Awesome project, thanks for sharing.
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    The little rust bucket made it up onto the trailer under its own power. Open headers are fun. Getting the exhaust put on today.

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    Default Re: Another new project.

    I hated driving mine with open headers, lol.



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    Default Re: Another new project.

    I'd like to put a nice modular v8 in one. A terminator drive train would be awesome I'd bet. A whipple along with the t56 would pull that ranger down the road. I wonder how hard it would be to convert the IRS out of an 03 Cobra on that year ranger since both are based off the 8.8. It also be fun to and make a corner carver out of one.

    What is the 302 out of? Are the heads and cam still stock? What kind of intake are you going to run?
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    Default Re: Another new project.

    The 302/AOD is out of a 1989 Crown Vic with only 78,000 miles on it. Everything is stock for now. This spring I will put a cam in it. The intake is a Edelbrock Performer 289.

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    Default Re: Another new project.

    I cant wait to see that thing out on the road! You will be tearing up the streets with it haha
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    It is close. Have to replace a brake line in the rear, get a new windshield, and then shocks. It's damn near a new truck with all the parts that I have put on it. Swing by Sunday if you want to get a look at it.
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    Default Re: Another new project.

    Yea always end up doing more than originally planned. My ramcharger build got postponed because of that reason.

    I think I used to know where you live, but cant remember anymore. If you want pm me. I will try to run by sometime.
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    Had a good productive holiday. Got the brakes all bled and 2 new tires and rims mounted. The original plan was to use the aluminum rims I posted in the beginning of this thread. Found out those took the old style shank lug nuts. And I could not find any to work. Had a friend offer me some free 15" Jeep steel wheels and 2 near new tires. So I went with them. Really like they way they look. Unfortunately I already bought 2 new 14" tires for the other rims. This spring I will buy 2 new tires for the rear (preferably a bit bigger and wider) so everything matches. If all goes well, plates will be on it in a couple weeks.

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    Default Re: Another new project.

    What gear are you running in the rear end?

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    Default Re: Another new project.

    The rearend is still the stock 7.5 with 3.08 gears.
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    I thought it might have had lower gears in it than that since it was a small 4 cylinder truck.
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    Last expensive piece of the puzzle is in place. New windshield was pit in yesterday. DMV run in a week.

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    Picked up a free topper New Year's Eve. Probably leave it on till spring.

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