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Updated on Dec 02, 2012
Sept 5 2011: Got some more work done today on the Ranger, installed the fenders and made the required cuts to allow the front end to tilt forward, also installed and cut the inner fenders so they tilt with the front end, amd finally popped the heads and vavet covers on to check for firewall clearance, will have to do some work on the drivers side and the heater box requred a relief cut for the valve cover and auto trans dipstick on passenger side, filled in the opening with sheet metal, I have read of people using a heat gun melt the heater box and aoil filter or similar clyindrical object to create the required relief, I have another box and am going to try that on the other one to see which works the and looks the best. Here are some pics of this weekends progress.
Dec 02, 2012: Been a long time since I had a chance to work on this truck, summer projects seened to build up and everything else took a back seat, anyway it's time for some more updates. Got a sand blaster and 60 gallon compressor a while back, decided to try bead blasting som e aluminum to see how it turned out, started with a water Temp housing from the 5.0 then the stock EFI from the same motor, not expensive parts and I have spares in case I screwed up here are some after pics of the intake lower half:
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Very cool build, can't wait to see the tilt hood done. On the engine side of your motor mount, what is it from? I recently got a 5.0 out of an '87 thunderbird, and the engine side of the mount looks nothing like yours.
mounts on block are from a 1993 F250, Trans Dapt and others clone these mounts and sell at elevated prices, just get Factory Ford rubber or maybe some Energy Suspensions poly mounts for 93ish full sized truck with 302 or 351 Windsor engine
Tilt front end? "COOL"
NICE!! CHECK MY RANGER OUT
nice project, she'll turn out nice, check out mine sometime
Looks like the progress is coming right along. noticed the mounts have a slightly longer mount hole to allow easier engine removal clearance. Gonna see it driving sometime this year?
Thanks for looking, no real time frame, enjoying the build and taking my time, would love to have it running this summer but it will happen when it happens.
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