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Old 05-19-2011, 04:57 PM
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Default redrockets 5.0 swap & build thread

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.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:37 PM
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mmmm.. playtoy.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:43 PM
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Sexy! looking like a good start. Should of painted it White.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:01 PM
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I was wondering when you where gonna post that up!
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:49 PM
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ya i wasent going to i was going to wait till it was finished but i said why not post it now
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:56 PM
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well got a lot of work done this weekend.. ended up geting the old 2.0 out and geting the 5.0 down into its new home and boy they arnt kidding about clearance problems this is one long motor. gotta tuck the rad under the core support but its where its going to set i let the drive shaft figure out where the motor is going to sit and went from their

the old tired 2.0 almost out

out and good bye.. that had to be the most weekest motor i have ever had

5.0 going in for the last and finale time

in now to wire it and make a trans mount
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:30 PM
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looking good man, have to come up there some time and see for myself
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:12 PM
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Come on up
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:26 PM
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well worked on the truck again today. got the heater box back in after i cut the ac stuff out of it and patched in the big hole with sheat metal. it will work till i can get to the yard and pick up a non ac heater box and just heat it up with a heat gun... also got the shifter installed for the auto trans and got the tv cable installed on the trans and ran up to the motor. and went on the hunt for upper and lower rad hoses. ended up geting some universal hoses sense the others i tryed didnt have the bends i needed.. also got some of the wireing finished. still waiting on the e fan and throttle cable bracket kit for the carb and a new oil filter recloation kit sense summit sent me the wrong one.. ill get some pics up in the next few days after i get back from the knox meet.. looks like next week she should be runing again.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:59 PM
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well finaly got it fired up after i figured out em electral bugs i had.. where i removed that idol control box she sounds mean should run good vids to come when i get the rest of the bugs worked out
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:37 PM
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Finally! I want a ride in it!

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Old 05-30-2011, 05:51 PM
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she runs.. still got a bug with the starter squeeking, and air in the cooling system and waiting on that throttle cable bracket to get here..




ingore the smoke in the vid its the paint buring off the headers
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:54 PM
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Sounds awesome bradon! That one coming to the fall meet?
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:55 PM
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im not too sure if im more jealous of the motor. Or the Cam Lamp.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:01 PM
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Sounds awesome bradon! That one coming to the fall meet?
might just bring it becides i gotta give tim some compition. i dont wanna hear him say im the only v8 here any more lol
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