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  • stmike
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    nissan 300ZX wheels? nice choice. Haven't seen that wheel swap in quite some time. Ford Probe GT 16's will fit your ranger too. cool project. keep the pics coming.

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  • BBR
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    Thanks. ;D



    Time? Well I've been collecting parts since '05. I had to wait until I was finished building my shop before I could really get into it and it was just a slab when I decided to go with a BB. I actually don't have as much time in it as it seems, since most weeks I only fiddle with it for a couple of hours. I'm going slow, but I want to do it right and not have a bunch of stuff to redo later. Since I am going slow, I have had the luxury to re-think many aspects of this build and avoid mistakes. Besides, I think building them is half the fun.

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  • shaun callaway
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    this is cool. how much time do you have in it so far?

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    Originally posted by BigBlockRanger
    Ahhhh..... there. that's better.

    Lets see: 5 million horsepower. 50 lb mini-truck. You are a very scary man. My mother warned us kids to watch out for people like you ;D

    Actually, this is pretty cool stuff you're doing, even if it's Ford stuff :D . I especially liked your jig approach to the injector galley in the intake - very clever and very clean. I'll be interested to see how this turns out.

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  • BBR
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    Fuel cell is done.





    now to mount the fuel pump.....somewhere....

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  • fabricatordave
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    cool looks like a nascar fuelcell rack

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  • BBR
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    Today's project:

    Fuel cell rack so far. It will be covered in sheet metal per NHRA rules.



    The top of the cell will be below the bed and I will make a lid to conceal it and to protect it from stuff I put in the bed.

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  • terry russell
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    Very cool truck,

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  • JoeyG
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    Cool project

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  • BBR
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    Got a few little things done. Reg is moved, VC is notched and the alternator now has a home.

    Notch:



    That back outside vc bolt is a PAIN to get to......





    Alternator Mount: (the long bolt is just for mock-up) The oddball waterpump/pulley combination warranted a custom alternator mount.





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  • BBR
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    Running on the passenger side has been my current thought. Flip the fuel rails, run the lines down the front, to the frame then all the way back to the fuel cell.

    I think it will work better because:

    1. There is a perfect spot for the fuel pump on the passenger side of the frame back by the fuel cell.
    2. There is nothing else (wiring, brake lines, etc) running on that side of the frame.
    3. The rail returns will be closer to the regulator.

    My original idea was put them at the back of the engine so it's not so cluttered looking. Now I am realizing that may just be unavoidable. LOL

    Snags like this are really what makes this stuff fun. ;D

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  • milner351
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    ah the complications of putting 15lb in a 5lb bag!

    Yea, especially with the high pressure EFI fuel you're running - carefull thought and more than a few routing attempts will likely be necessary to get it just so.

    the headers running outside the frame rails should leave you room to run the feed from the tank down the inside of the frame up into the engine compartment up to the front of the engine - perhaps running the fuel on the passenger side frame rail would be better as to avoid the steering box on the driver side?

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  • BBR
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    Got a bunch of stuff done tonight! Engine and trans are now completely bolted in. I put a new brake power booster in because the old one had a leak and put the wide automatic brake pedal back in.

    Hit a couple of snags.

    1. This booster bangs the valvecover. Arrg. Can fix 2 ways: different valvecovers or notch these. I may just notch because I like these.

    2. I may have to rethink my fuel line routing as I have no idea how I can get fuel line up to the back of the motor without being right next to a smoking hot header tube. I may have to run them up the front instead. Funny how the engine bay seems to shrink when you put a motor in there.

    ;D

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  • milner351
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    NICELY DONE!

    remote oil filter mounts rule! you can fill the filter before spinning it on - always nice - and you can can more capacity using bigger filters if you have the room too.

    Man - I think you should make the whole front end tilt forward! ;D

    Great fab work - holly cow - truly - how many hours do you have in those headers! and you want to build another set!
    that's determination!

    I'm definitely pulling the C6 out of my clevo ranger in favor of a C4 - way more room for headers, and I've heard from another gent with a similar set up that headers for a 71-73 mustang supposedly fit the ranger with a C4!

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  • s10dragracer
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    AWESOME

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