Well i geuss that time has come for me to do one of these project threads.. last winter i picked up a 88 ranger 2wd manual every thing with the 2.0 carbed motor. for 200.00 bucks.
Sense before i found a truck i had been gathering parts for the swap. About a month ago i have the motor back from machine shop and put together. also have all my parts in. so now its just a matter of takeing the old one out and stuffing the 5.0 in.. ill up date this as more i make more progress.
when i first got her little ruff but that can be fixed
the old radio didnt work and was ducked taped in the dash.. so tour all of that out and wired in a pioneer head unit i had laying around
the old seats were shot. had tears in em and smelt like something died on em.
installed some black carpet i had laying around for the time being im going to order some molded carpet later down the rd. sense i had my old 00 ranger seats siting around i decided to mod the tracks and make em bolt in the 88 turned out nice i thank lot better than em other seats.
done some body work and got the truck in primer.. thank god its not white any more..
fyi the pic was took before the whole truck was finished beging primed
geting the 5.0 out of moms old 84 ltd crown vic
5.0 out ready to be took apart
block ready to go to machine shop.. took 3 months to get it back lol
while i was waiting for the block to get done. i painted all the pullys and painted the alt.. then made a lamp out of the old cam shaft and smog pump well used the pully off of it
got block back ready to be put together
cam, crank, pistons and rods installed
oil pan and oil pump and timeing chain and timeing cover installed
heads installed and waterpump installed ready for paint
intake, valve covers,headers , and carb is just siting their.. motor ready to be installed
picked up a rad and a efan and a explorer powersteering box.. that manual steering has got to go.
hopefully in the next 2 weeks ill get started on the install. hope to get started on it after the knox meet.