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Old 09-06-2022, 11:21 PM
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Parts!!!!!!!
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Old 09-23-2022, 09:54 PM
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Well an update on everyone's least favorite project hahaha. This morning I got up and got out in the shop and tried the bolt the motor in. What a mess that was. We bought a kit from a company that was supposed to be a drop an engine swap kit for a 289 302 into a ranger or bronco 2. Nowhere did it say that it would not work with an AC truck, or that you had notch the frame to make their custom headers fit. So after pulling the engine back out a couple times I got it to go in where it's going to work. I had to notch the AC box, I will fiberglass in a new piece at a later date. I also got the headers slid into place. Like I said had to do some trimming and massaging.
I then took a trip down to TeePee Auto wrecking and picked up and 8.8 disc brake rear end out of a V8 mountaineer, and both rear window sheet metal to replace the rusty bits on the bronco in the shop
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Old 09-24-2022, 06:38 AM
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That's tight! Next gen Ranger/Explorer must have more room in them since the factory put the 302 in the explorer.
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Old 09-24-2022, 08:02 AM
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Thanks blueprint! Shes a beut!
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Old 09-24-2022, 09:48 AM
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What?? A ready made kit that doesn't fit without mods??
Fortunately you have the skills and vision to see past the problems and get 'er done. If it just fell into place, you'd probably get bored
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Old 09-24-2022, 12:32 PM
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Sweet Motor!
She's a beut Clark!
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Old 09-24-2022, 12:32 PM
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What?? A ready made kit that doesn't fit without mods??
Fortunately you have the skills and vision to see past the problems and get 'er done. If it just fell into place, you'd probably get bored
Hahaha, I know. Just frustrating!
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Old 09-24-2022, 12:33 PM
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That's tight! Next gen Ranger/Explorer must have more room in them since the factory put the 302 in the explorer.
Yeah they are definitely bigger!
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Old 09-30-2022, 07:56 AM
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Got some shop time last night. I cut all the axle brackets off the 8.8 we are using. Then welded up all the little imperfections in the axle housing, some of them might cause the torch. Then I ground it all smooth. Today I will get the spring purchase put on it and then back under the bronco
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Old 09-30-2022, 07:17 PM
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More fun toda
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