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Old July 10th, 2010, 04:40 PM   #161
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Manifolds worked very well for me in my 93 ranger. I do not think there is much difference at all in the frame and firewall from a gen 1 BII to a gen 2 ranger. I know a lot of the stuff will interchange and they look identical. I did however run the exhaust outside the frame rail on mine to simplify the install. By the time you get a V8 and a fullsize tranny and t-case there isn't much room left between the frame rails.
Im tryin to reuse the Y-pipe on the truck now and keep my single exhaust. If you wanna get rid of those shoot me a PM.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #162
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damn i havent checked here in a long time. looking good as always buddy
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Old July 13th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #163
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Thanx.....

All the a/c shit is gone. Got the new non-a/c heater box in and its notched for valvecover clearance. Going to use more of the reflective heat tape on the firewall also.

Before...


After...


Also I was wondering if anyone knows what this is? It hooked to the shift selector on the trans below the shifter cable. It goes up into the firewall.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 07:15 PM   #164
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Kick down cable, should connect to your pedal.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #165
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Kick down cable, should connect to your pedal.
So I should be able to rig it up to my c4 then.?. Sweet.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 07:24 PM   #166
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Its offical!! I now own a 5.0 swapped Bronco2.

What a p.i.t.a............to this point I have done every bit of this project by myself and boy did today test my temper getting the motor and trans in with no help!

I got a set of early 60's exhaust manifolds prolly off a 260 or a 289 that fit pretty dam good. I also went with different motor mounts as well. Turns out the c4 is about 6" shorter than the a4ld trans so the trans crossmember dont line up anymore and now I will need to make two new driveshafts.

I actually have more room at the back of the motor than I was expecting and I have LESS room up front than I was hoping for.Looks like Im getting the sawzall out this week and cutting the core support out and I will make my own out of tubing to allow me to move the radiator all the way forward for as much room as I can make.

Im a happy man today....now time to roll it inside and get cracking on all the small stuff.








Sorry for the bad pix,I think the sun was tryin to melt me today.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #167
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Finally got back to the truck today and got some good progress done.

Since I got the motor in I havent been real happy with the room in front of the motor so I decided to fix that today. The bottom of the core support was all rotted out so me and Dawn grabbed the saw and cut off wheels and went to town.


Cut everything out and made some caps to finish off the openings on the core.


...oh BTW did I say Dawn was making the patches,welding them in and grinding them down?


Now we can move rad all the way forward to make plenty room for a fan.


Now I just need to make some mounts for the rad and to tie the core back together with some tubing.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 04:02 PM   #168
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I feel your pain i just put a 302 in my b2 but i"m running a c6 and 205
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Old September 17th, 2010, 04:34 PM   #169
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Well by the end of this weekend everything should fit just fine. Different motor mounts should give me another 1.5"-2" between the pulley and rad..matter of fact I might even get away with running a clutch fan now.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 04:52 PM   #170
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How come you picked a c4 over a c6?
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Old September 17th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #171
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I already had a couple c4's layin around I knew were good and I found the 4wd housing and shaft cheap.And I wanted to keep the stock 1350 for now also so it was just easier to use these parts. Its all new inside with lots of parts from PA Performance so it should be bullitproof for my little 302.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 05:41 PM   #172
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That's cool. I just had my c6 all rebuilt, I had a big block c6 with a short shaft so my buddy took it out and put it in a small block housing and he rebuilt the whole thing for me
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Old September 26th, 2010, 08:56 PM   #173
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Finally done with all this crazy OT at work for a while so be watching for major progress starting tomorrow! Cant wait to hear this run.
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Old October 15th, 2010, 08:57 PM   #174
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Core support is done and rad is all mounted.Put a fresh coat of paint on it for good measure and now I can finish the plumbing.


At the bottom you can see the factory grommets the rad sits in for the lower mounts.


Trans cooler and powersteering cooler.


Grill still snaps right back in place.



And a new water fill fitting since the rad is lower than the upper hose. Im using a 17lb cap on the rad and a 13lb cap on the upper hose so Im hoping the system will still work correctly with the puke tank by using a overflow hose from the upper hose fitting to the overflow.


I will start new trans crossmember and set driveline angle this weekend.
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Old October 15th, 2010, 09:32 PM   #175
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sweet progress bud,, awesome work
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Old November 7th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #176
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Man, I haven't looked at this in a while. Awesome progress. I had to cut Ford Racing guide plates up when I installed my rollers in my 302. I had to take out 1/16" on all of them. I don't know whats up with that. Glad to see that 4x4 tail housing is going to get tested.
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Old November 8th, 2010, 05:17 AM   #177
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Yep it sure is....and last nite I figured out Im goin to make a mount off my crossmember to the t-case instead of moving my crossmember forward 6" to bolt to trans mount. The C4 is so much shorter than the A4LD that the t-case now sits right where the trans mount use to be.I figure its prolly better to make a mount that will support all the weight at the t-case instead of letting it hang off that hard to find tailhousing.

I have been making radiator hoses,oil lines,trany and powersteering cooler lines also. And my hood is getting painted this week as a test to see how it turns out then once its running we are painting rest of truck.
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nice. you and Bronco Ollie are making me miss my b2s though, and mine had a paint job almost exactly like yours, only the black went right to the bottom.
btw whered ya get the winch?
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Old November 8th, 2010, 07:17 PM   #179
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I got my winch from Ironman Offroad
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Old December 21st, 2010, 07:08 PM   #180
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Ok finally a update.Got side tracked working on a old tractor project and a bathroom project but now Im back at it. Kinda boring update tonite but things will be movong fast the next couple weeks. My new goal is to have it running by Jan 2nd.

Tonite I got the driveline angle set and figured out how Im making the new trans crossmember.

I got my powersteering,with cooler,all hooked up and the heater hoses ran,upper rad hose made and overflow hooked up.

Ran outa fuel in my heater at that point and I had a small lake on the floor from ice melting off truck so thats it for tonite.

You can also get a sneak peak at the new paint on the hood to get idea on part of the new color scheme.





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