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Old 03-28-2011, 07:51 AM
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Nice pick of motor and tranny for your project. Was in your place when trying to find all the info about getting the efi to work on the 5.0 in the ranger and how to hook up some sort of clutch. One word about cable clutches in a ranger, they suck. Found a way to make a pull type slave cylinder from summit to work with the T5, check out my cardomain page if you need some ideas. It will save your left leg in traffic jams and from having to replace broken cables after every 6 months or so. Good luck with the rest of the install though.
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You're right about those cables man, they suck. The throttle body/ cable is giving me fits as we speak.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:23 AM
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good job.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:33 AM
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good job.
I can't wait to hear what it sounds like myself.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:34 PM
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Got the carb and alternator bracket mounted today. Made a custom cable mount plate that mounts to the carb stud and it just so happened to work out that a raised edge on the carb stops the plate from spinning if the cable should ever try to pull it back. Also put the carb spacer plate in for more airflow
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:35 PM
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good job.
Thanks man

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I can't wait to hear what it sounds like myself.
Yeah i'll have to post a video of it running once it gets to that stage
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:38 PM
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Kool. I can't wait.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:53 PM
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Not a project log but i guess i'll bump this thread with an update. Got this truck fired up FINALLY!. After 1 month short of a year its running, will post a video tommorow. It fired right up and I could not be happier right now, just though i'd share.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:36 AM
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Try not to break it during the first week out, have fun. Were you able to make the hydraulic clutch work? I went through no less than 6 different cable hookup mods to make it stronger only to have the cable break each time.

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Old 08-22-2011, 08:42 AM
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Try not to break it during the first week out, have fun. Were you able to make the hydraulic clutch work? I went through no less than 6 different cable hookup mods to make it stronger only to have the cable break each time.

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lol thanks! I am doing the cable setup for now, actually the arm bent on the pedal so I need to reinforce it, I will try that until I give up and then probably go to hydraulic like you did.
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:57 PM
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You'll need some fairly stiff steel stock around 3/16" thick, got all the spare parts from when it was in mine. I think there's a pic on my cardomain page showing it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:35 PM
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Sorry about this but could you possibly.post pics of.your motor mounts? This is the only thing.holding.me.back.right.now it would be greatly appreciated..
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:04 AM
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nice build man brings back memorys when i done my build last year.. needs more pics tho
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:59 AM
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Sorry about this but could you possibly.post pics of.your motor mounts? This is the only thing.holding.me.back.right.now it would be greatly appreciated..
What engine did you have before you started? I had the 2.5, so I had to buy motor mounts from a 4.0 and have custom plates made. There is a picture in my build thread. Link is in my sig.

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nice build man brings back memorys when i done my build last year.. needs more pics tho
What kind of transmission and transfer case did you use, and what was it out of?
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:35 AM
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I did a street truck build I didn't want 4x4. You can run a f150 trans a t case but some moding will be needed due to the size of the t case the fifty uses
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:50 AM
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That's a great project and should be bad ass when you're done. I've been checking out the swaps that are out there. It's very tempting.

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