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Old 04-04-2011, 12:36 PM
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Old 04-04-2011, 03:20 PM
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Much thanks for the advice Jason, and wow on breaking the rear end with the 3.slow lol that takes some serious beating to get that much torque out of that engine. I'm seriously gonna consider changing the rear end out since i got a buddy whose got a couple old exploder 5.0s layin around.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:30 PM
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Tyler, nice avatar! Lol.

And Alex, if you're buddy has a couple lying around snatch one! And yeah I did beat the ever living piss out of that truck though. The axle finally just couldn't take all the burnouts and 2nd gear scratches lol. It was run VERY hard.

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Engine has 116K miles. Great compression, got it with complete engine wiring harness, the ECM, and the battery cable wiring harness all from the same 2000 Mountaineer. Also he threw in the motor mounts, engine plates, and the front engine brackets with it. Total cost on this was $435 with taxes and all. Not a bad price. It is in great shape with no cut wires or connectors and no cut hoses etc from either the motor or the wiring harnesses which is rare! So I got lucky on it. I think I got a great deal on it. All I need is an alternator, power steering pump, and A/C compressor. Good thing is though the A/C compressor in the ranger will work on this motor. So will a windstar, and other Ford vehicles I found out.



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Old 04-05-2011, 03:02 AM
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Thats a heck of a deal for the motor. I paid that for a stock 3.slow..
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:29 PM
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Nice job. I'm lucky on my rear end. Mine already has an 8.8 inch housing with the 31 spline axles so upgrading the rear end for me is not required. That is a steal on that motor. You'll love the hell out of it.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:22 AM
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Repainted the bed rails on the truck cause they were sun faded gray and really tore up so I repainted them. They turned out great!!!



Old axle out:



New axle in:




Terrible pinion angle. Had to get 4 degree shims to fix it:



And the carnage of smashing my finger between an engine hoist and the axle lol

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Old 04-16-2011, 12:28 PM
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WOW. This is a great write up so far. I am hoping to do a V8 swap too. Can't wait to see how it turns out!!
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:17 AM
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4/5 Drop underway:

I knew if I did a 2/3 it wouldn't last long so I went all out lol. Back still has the lifting shackles in there till I can get to Ford and buy some new factory ones but the front is slammed.





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Old 04-21-2011, 10:57 AM
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Holy crap that front end is low..
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:59 AM
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you are gonna get new rims and tires right?
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:33 PM
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you are gonna get new rims and tires right?

Heck nah man 15's FTW!!!!































Yes I'm getting 18's...lol
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:47 PM
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looks good man the only thing i would have done different is paint the diff to make it look better but that's just my opinion....
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:16 PM
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Umm...the diff is painted chrome silver....lol
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:44 PM
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oh i gues i must have missed the pic of it painted
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:25 PM
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Lol I was like whats he talking about? Haha
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