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  • #16

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

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    great info!

    thanks!

    This ranger is on a severe budget - so I'm taking it one step at a time.
    There's always something new to learn.

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    • #17

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

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      This ranger is on a severe budget - so I'm taking it one step at a time.
      Join the club!

      ;D
      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
      1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
      1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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      • #18

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

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        Made a little progress today with some help from my 4 y/o. It was tooooo much fun working with him!

        if I had some ATF, I could have had it sitting in the frame this evening.


        My 4 y/o helper being silly. ;D



        Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
        1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
        1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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        • #19

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

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          The Ranger looks like it will provide more than enough EXCITEMENT. It looks like the help is havin Fun too,i've got a couple grandsons that age.

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          • #20

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

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            I'll tell you man, there is nothig wrong with ugly headers.... nothing at all. They show more skill and determination than a regular set of headers...

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            • #21

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

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              The question is....are you going to have those headers ceramicoated??? ;) Very nice truck by the way. That things is going to be wicked quick.

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              • #22

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

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                Thanks guys! It has been (and continues to be) a fun project.

                No, I am not going to get them coated. They were used headers to start with. The next set will more than likely get coated. These have a nice coat of flat black BBQ paint right now and it is amazing how much better they look. ;)

                It should be fun to drive. I guess the real goal for this thing is to run a 10.99999999999999999999999 at our semi-nosebleed elevation. So far, I think it is do-able. Lots of work to still do though.
                Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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                • #23

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

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                  Ahhhh..... there. that's better.


                  Steering box vs. oil filter mount


                  Driver's side:


                  Moved trans x-member into other set of factory holes....


                  Trans fits like it was made for it. New tranny mount coming soon too.


                  My back hurts.... think I pulled something dead lifting the C6 onto the back of the engine.
                  Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                  1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                  1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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                  • #24

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                    AWESOME

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                    • #25

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                      Re: Big Motor, Little truck. The BBR 12/2

                      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!
                      There's always something new to learn.

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                      • #26

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

                        Re: Big Motor, Little truck. The BBR 12/2

                        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
                        Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                        1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                        1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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                        • #27

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

                          Re: Big Motor, Little truck. The BBR 12/2

                          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?
                          There's always something new to learn.

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                          • #28

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

                            Re: Big Motor, Little truck. The BBR 12/2

                            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
                            Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                            1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                            1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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                            • #29

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

                              Re: Big Motor, Little truck. The BBR 12/2

                              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.





                              Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                              1983 Mustang GT 552/C6 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                              1973 F-250 460/E4OD 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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                              • #30

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

                                Re: Big Motor, Little truck. The BBR 12/2

                                Cool project

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