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  • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

    Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR MOVES!!

    Been fighting the Ranger's cold start..... It DOES NOT want to start when it's cold. So I messed around and finally flooded it. So I pulled the plugs last night. Black and sooty, and soggy wet. I started looking at plug recommendations this morning and guess what?

    I FREAKIN' HAD AUTOLITE 25'S IN IT INSTEAD OF 3924'S!!!!!!!

    I had the stinkin' 25's (0.46" reach) in my TFS Street heads when it REALLY needs a 3924 (0.75" reach)!!!!!!

    No damn wonder this thing was acting funny!!!!!!






    Now onto more fun things:

    Fired up the plasma cutter this evening and started making plates for a set of "BBR-tracs". I decided I could make a set far cheaper than caltracs or slide-a-links. I'll detail what I did in the event somebody wants to make some too.

    1. I cut out a cardboard template of the plates I needed.

    2. I laid it over the 3/16" plate steel and shot it with white paint.

    3. I traced around them with a sharpie to better define the edges using a cardboard cutout as a template.



    4. I clamped them all together and evened them up with a 4" grinder and a double cut file.



    5. I overlaid a paper template to locate the holes and center punched them.

    6. I drilled all the holes with the drill press while they were all clamped together.



    The rod and pivot holes are not drilled to final size just yet. I wanted to wait so that I get the hole sizes right.


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    Worked some more today.

    The spring plate on the Ranger is not flat so I decided to add a flat section. So I plasma'd 2 - 5.25" x 2.5" pieces.



    Then I cut out 2 chunks of 2' square tube.



    Then I drilled a hole for the bolt and plasma'd one side out and welded them to the flat pieces.



    This is how it fits in.



    This is the final product. The shiny black paint made taking a good pic hard. I should have shot it with flat for the pic.



    That's all for now.
    Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
    1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
    1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
    1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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    • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

      Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

      Yep i put the right plugs in it and readjusted the efi and it fired up. I ran it for a while then it ran out of gas... arrrg. So I decided to work on the other stuff.

      Anytime you are in town, gimme a ring. 806-683-8627
      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
      1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
      1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
      1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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      • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

        Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

        Drove the truck around today with the "BBR-tracs" on.

        Absolutely no wheelhop at all. It just lights the tires up nice and smooth (and easy). lol

        Then it tosses the alt belt and starts barfing water out. oopsie.

        Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
        1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
        1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
        1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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        • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

          Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

          It's always something. ;D
          I R Bob
          You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
          2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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          • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

            Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

            Man - nothing smells like progress more than barfed coolant.... :

            glad to hear your bars work - one of the many projects I have stacking up for my ranger.
            There's always something new to learn.

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            • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

              Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

              Just puttin around Takin it easy while you're workin out the little details, still has to put a smile on your face, about 3 ft wide. CONGRATS on your accomplishment so far. ITS ALL about havin FUN.

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              • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

                You're right. It is a total ball just to fire the thing up and I'm still amazed that I got this efi stuff to work!

                Well, I think I have fixed the belt toss problem by using a stock alternator mount.

                Been thinking about fans, styles, placement, etc. Anyway a friend offered to make me a shroud for the 2 12" fans out of thermoformed lexan. He sent pics of his and it looks awesome. He said it should take 1-2 weeks to fit it on his schedule. I will definitely post up pics when he is finished.

                It hopefully will look something like this design I sent him.

                Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                  Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

                  Sounds like a sweet deal. Looking forward to seeing the pics of the finished product.
                  Hauling ass & sucking gas are the best uses for a truck.

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                  • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                    Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

                    What cad software do you have at home? I've been looking for something simple to use - any suggestions?

                    Whatever you used to make that fan drawing looks pretty slick.
                    There's always something new to learn.

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                    • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                      Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

                      It was done in AutoCAD.

                      I use AutoCAD on a daily basis at work since 1993. ;D

                      For at home use, look around for a free version of an Intellicad variant. It is sort of an AutoCAD clone.
                      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                      1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                      1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                      1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                      • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                        Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

                        Thanks, I'll see what I can find.
                        There's always something new to learn.

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                        • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                          Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

                          It was done in AutoCAD.

                          I use AutoCAD on a daily basis at work since 1993. ;D

                          For at home use, look around for a free version of an Intellicad variant. It is sort of an AutoCAD clone.
                          i wish i hadn't forgot almost everything i know about autocad... should pick most of it up in a few hours (i hope).

                          nice truck. didn't you say you hope like a 10.99 on a earlier page?
                          Si vis pacem, para bellum

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                          • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                            Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR scares little kids.

                            If it goes 10.99 I will be doing back flips off the tailgate.
                            Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                            1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                            1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                            1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                            • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                              Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

                              Got a sneak peak at the shroud:



                              Looks awesome.
                              Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                              1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                              1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                              1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                              • Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

                                Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR.

                                I love this little truck ! Good luck with the traction at the track ! Also very refreshing to some real do it your self-ness with the homemade traction deal. Very cool !

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