Finally brought it home. Internals are rusted solid. Have a new 302 I am building up to put in for now.
On the ride back:
As she sits:
"New" short block:
New parts (gaskets, seals, bearings, headlights, wipers, carb, misc bolts and such):
Slowly she'll get built up. Right now the 302 is going to be stock with E7 heads, aluminum intake and headers. I need to finish pulling the other head, douse it in penetrant, and see if it will rotate so I can unbolt the torque converter. If I can't, I may have to pull the converter with the engine..
2006 Ford Ranger FX4 Level II
torsion bar crank, 32x11.50R15's, DSG Alcoa's, S10 Blazer short OHC, black interior, Sonar projector headlights, taillight mod, Nightshades, hood/grille blackout, glasspack and resonator tip side exhaust, Xtang Blackmagic tonneau cover, THE original STX swap.
1986 Ford Bronco XLT
2013 Ford Focus SE