The Ranger XLT Gets A Little Bit Done

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The Ranger XLT Gets A Little Bit Done

Postby DuckRyder » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:57 pm

I posted this on the POR15 tread, but since its kind of buried I thought I would start a "Project tread"

A little more progress today:

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Of the 4 sets of valve covers that I have, these are the only ones that clear the rocker studs. Hopefully they won't hit the brake booster.

The carb and valve covers are not permanently installed yet. I still have to adjust the valves and do some other house keeping on getting a couple of bolts swapped for the correct size.

Hopefully not too much longer.

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Postby MAK » Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:25 pm

Looking good!

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Postby 1968Ranger » Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:28 pm

That looks bitchen? I am jealous.
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Postby FORDification » Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:20 pm

If it runs as good as it looks, you've got a winner! :clap:
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Postby grenadierbeef » Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:10 pm

Thats great. You know you cant beat the look of a detailed Ford engine
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Postby GT-Racer » Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:54 pm

Boy that sure is puuurty. :bow:
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Postby DuckRyder » Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:17 pm

Little more Progress Today.

Plan is to fire it off by Sunday, I have quite a bit of little stuff yet to come like the stainless heater fittings, and 70 CJ PCV stuff.

As long as Dennis at DSC comes through with the Crank spacer we should be on goal.

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Where is the :fingerscrossed: smilie? :wink:
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Postby 4x4x4crewcab » Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:28 pm

That looks really nice. You have my shipping address right? If not the soonest I could pick it up would be Sat. :lol:
Robert that looks great. How did the engine compartment/firewall turn out?
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Postby DuckRyder » Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:42 pm

The firewall and inner fenders turned out nice. The core support will look fine once installed.

The painter made about two days extra work for me by failing to remove the steering columb so I had to pull it, strip it and paint it. BTW, "Medium Blue Poly" interior paint can only be mixed in Lacquer, at 40 pucks a pint!

It'll probably turn out fine because I didn't have a dust free spray area so I'll have to polish it.

I spent the beginning of the week remounting most of the hardware with a Stainless Kit.

I am ready to be at a stopping point!!!
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Postby DuckRyder » Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:57 pm

:D

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:D
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Postby FORDification » Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:46 am

:clap: :woohoo: :thup:
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Postby DuckRyder » Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:40 pm

:yt:

It Runs, It RUNs, It freaking RUNS

:D :D :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

It is idling at 1100 right now so I have to pull the carb and decrease the secondary gap, but I can already tell the cam is going to have a wicked idle. I can head it at 1100, 950 should nasty
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Postby 4x4x4crewcab » Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:59 pm

Congratulations :woohoo: :bow: to a job well done
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Postby dablack00 » Mon Apr 11, 2005 2:29 pm

Awsome! I'm right behind you. I can't wait to crank up my 460. Now if I can only get around to finishing up the electronics......

Engine looks great!

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Postby Merc Man » Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:59 pm

Man thats going to be one awsome ride when your done ...Congratulations :clap:
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