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  • Originally posted by BBR View Post
    I don't need to build an FE yet! Although a 360 cubic inch engine would probably be nicer for daily driving than a 460!

    I don't understand what cubic inches has do with it? I would be surprised if the 360 got noticably better fuel milage.
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    • Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
      Probably a reason why it was squirrelly...you were loaded too far rearward.. By a good foot plus, maybe.. Of all the trailers I have used and the wrecked derby car, I found a rule of thumb is the rear tires on the brace behind the rear tire on the trailer.. Will pull sweetly every time! .. I like your winch mount!
      We had it farther forward but backed it up because we had waaaaaaaay waaaaaaaaaaay too much tongue weight. The Durango was about to pull a wheelie.
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      • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
        you're remodeling, yet you cling to the Ranger moniker.
        ???? The yellow truck is a Ranger XLT and the red truck is a Ranger.

        Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
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        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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        • Originally posted by Russell View Post


          I don't understand what cubic inches has do with it? I would be surprised if the 360 got noticably better fuel milage.
          Maybe not, 5.9L just sounds more efficient than 7.5L in my brain.
          Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
          1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 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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          • cubic inches generally has a lot to do with mileage.
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            • Originally posted by BBR View Post

              We had it farther forward but backed it up because we had waaaaaaaay waaaaaaaaaaay too much tongue weight. The Durango was about to pull a wheelie.
              I'd go with a little squirelly because the weight of the trailer and the truck was probably shoving the Durango all over the place. I put an extended cab on mine and pulled it with the Lightning and it was *not* my idea of a fun day. It didn't like the Bronco either. Diesel truck came around not much after that, no problems with any of the cars, but diesel truck doesn't like it when the tractor is on there (neither does the trailer) so I'm thinking it's time for a gooseneck.

              ahh, and ask that SBG feller when the last time was that he had a running Buick.
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              • I was mostly worried about the back tires on the Durango going *bang*. They were mashed!
                Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 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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                • Originally posted by Beagle View Post


                  ahh, and ask that SBG feller when the last time was that he had a running Buick.
                  he still has a running Buick, two of them if you include the one that's paid in doggie treats.
                  Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                  • Originally posted by BBR View Post
                    I think I'll pass. The front half 4x2 and 4x4 frames are completely different, so any sort of swap would be a giant undertaking.
                    Dang!! I thought the frames were similar except the F250 4x4's were narrower... Would love to see this thing up on 35's! Although its probably best at this height for getting the "Rangers" equipment in and out of it.

                    Can't wait to see what you save off the parts truck. Your parts truck is WAY nicer than the stuff guys are restoring around here!
                    Last edited by andy30thz; December 11, 2014, 06:38 AM.

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                    • Ran into a snag of sorts. Not really, but I was not expecting it. The firewall of an ac and non-ac truck is different on the passenger side. The factory ac trucks have a gigantic hole whereas the non-ac just have a small hole for the blower motor. The normal fix is to just cut a piece of sheet metal and seal it up. I might just saw a patch panel out of the parts truck.
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                      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                      1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 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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                      • ...what boggles my mind, is that you were able to find a pic of a completely stripped and prepped cab! That's a lot of work to do to one of these old Ford trucks.
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                        • Go Ford =P
                          Escaped on a technicality.

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                          • Originally posted by milner351 View Post
                            James is partial to those big ugly HEI caps.... I prefer the stealthier approach with the small cap distributor for a vintage look - but I generally use the big cap for the larger terminals and easier to find wires. The one big beef I have with the typical Ford OEM distributors is the burried mechanical advance mechanism.... GM certainly got that right putting it right under the rotor - instead of under the point plate!
                            what's a point plate?

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                            • I added pics to an album under my profile. It's weird because I keep getting notifications that there are comments, but when you navigate to the unknown area with albums, there are no pics nor comments. It's like a black hole on Bangshift.
                              Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                              1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 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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                              • Blackhole, yep......I commented on the topic and now it has 2 other responses (for a total of 4) but NOTHING shows up at all.
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