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Old 08-27-2011, 05:26 PM
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Default The '94 project begins...

Hi all, just recently joined up on frf. Glad to be here as the community is quite helpful and straitforward.


Just picked up my 94 2.3L 5-speed RWD Ranger two weeks ago with 160,000 miles; liked how it rode when I test drove it, all the fluids looked and smelled fresh, so I picked her up for $750.

The previous owner told me all it needed was two new rear tires (they were completely bald) and an exhaust donut; the price seemed right, the truck ran fine, so I picked her up.


Long story short, after driving her for 20 miles, I checked the coolant and there was a bunch of oil in the reservoir.

My write-up on the headgasket, timing belt, tensioner, etc procedure:

Proceded to start buying every necessary part I would need for the headgasket job and actually just got her running a few days ago.



Parts to date:
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Felpro head gasket set
Head bolts
Water pump
Gates timing belt
Timing belt tensioner
Thermostat
Upper radiator hose
Lower radiator hose
MotorCraft Platinum plugs
Spark-plug wires
Coolant temperature sensor
CAT/EXHAUST donut
14" '98 Aluminum Ranger rim and tire
~$435 in parts

She still has a long long way to go, but as soon as I find two rims and title her up, she's going to be my daily driver :]


Future mod list:
Wax/buff
New front and rear bumpers
New headlights
New running lights
etc.






My ford family (both mine - that's an '89 Taurus in the back with 200,000 miles):




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Buggman LED 3BL/CARGO, stang dome, Buggman Stang Dome LED conversion, Buggman LED Brake Light conversion, Throttle Cable Mod, Line-X O.T.R., Coil-Pack mod, Air silencer/snorkel removal, expo lit dual-visors
Coming Soon: OHC & auto-lamps/auto-dim mirror
2.3L Headgasket/TIMING/Water Pump replacement guide
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: The '94 project begins...

nice thats exactly what im looking for, for a project truck
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:18 PM
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Default Re: The '94 project begins...

Lookin good man!
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:16 PM
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Default Re: The '94 project begins...

Thanks lol. She's a beater, but now that I've finished a bunch of top-end work, I've gotta start saving to improve the overall performance and look of the truck. :]


Dark purple was not my first choice of colors but what choice did I really have for $750 plus a couple hundred in parts? :P
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Buggman LED 3BL/CARGO, stang dome, Buggman Stang Dome LED conversion, Buggman LED Brake Light conversion, Throttle Cable Mod, Line-X O.T.R., Coil-Pack mod, Air silencer/snorkel removal, expo lit dual-visors
Coming Soon: OHC & auto-lamps/auto-dim mirror
2.3L Headgasket/TIMING/Water Pump replacement guide
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:35 AM
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Just ordered a replacement running light for one that's cracked.
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L 5-speed RWD 3.73 open - 122,000+ miles
Total Payments: 8/12
Buggman LED 3BL/CARGO, stang dome, Buggman Stang Dome LED conversion, Buggman LED Brake Light conversion, Throttle Cable Mod, Line-X O.T.R., Coil-Pack mod, Air silencer/snorkel removal, expo lit dual-visors
Coming Soon: OHC & auto-lamps/auto-dim mirror
2.3L Headgasket/TIMING/Water Pump replacement guide
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:49 AM
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cool beans..
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:54 AM
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i want a purple truck
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:22 AM
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i want a purple truck


I've got about $1,100 invested in her so far.

Trying to decide if I want to dive into the body work or not.
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L 5-speed RWD 3.73 open - 122,000+ miles
Total Payments: 8/12
Buggman LED 3BL/CARGO, stang dome, Buggman Stang Dome LED conversion, Buggman LED Brake Light conversion, Throttle Cable Mod, Line-X O.T.R., Coil-Pack mod, Air silencer/snorkel removal, expo lit dual-visors
Coming Soon: OHC & auto-lamps/auto-dim mirror
2.3L Headgasket/TIMING/Water Pump replacement guide
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:44 PM
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Mmmm got her running well :]

Sorry for audio quality. :[
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L 5-speed RWD 3.73 open - 122,000+ miles
Total Payments: 8/12
Buggman LED 3BL/CARGO, stang dome, Buggman Stang Dome LED conversion, Buggman LED Brake Light conversion, Throttle Cable Mod, Line-X O.T.R., Coil-Pack mod, Air silencer/snorkel removal, expo lit dual-visors
Coming Soon: OHC & auto-lamps/auto-dim mirror
2.3L Headgasket/TIMING/Water Pump replacement guide
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:33 PM
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Default Re: The '94 project begins...

Just put a new (used but clean) rim and tire on (rim is off a 98)





Rears:




This is the new rim's tire... Great tread - picked up the rim and tire for $79. =]
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L 5-speed RWD 3.73 open - 122,000+ miles
Total Payments: 8/12
Buggman LED 3BL/CARGO, stang dome, Buggman Stang Dome LED conversion, Buggman LED Brake Light conversion, Throttle Cable Mod, Line-X O.T.R., Coil-Pack mod, Air silencer/snorkel removal, expo lit dual-visors
Coming Soon: OHC & auto-lamps/auto-dim mirror
2.3L Headgasket/TIMING/Water Pump replacement guide
Haha
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: The '94 project begins...

Just sold the '89 Taurus today for $500 (same I bought it for).

Tossed in the new exhaust pipe I had for it, registering the Ranger tomorrow (new DD =] )
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L 5-speed RWD 3.73 open - 122,000+ miles
Total Payments: 8/12
Buggman LED 3BL/CARGO, stang dome, Buggman Stang Dome LED conversion, Buggman LED Brake Light conversion, Throttle Cable Mod, Line-X O.T.R., Coil-Pack mod, Air silencer/snorkel removal, expo lit dual-visors
Coming Soon: OHC & auto-lamps/auto-dim mirror
2.3L Headgasket/TIMING/Water Pump replacement guide
Haha
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:57 PM
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Registered at the DMV today - I think they knew what my truck has been doing to me...

They gave me these.


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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L 5-speed RWD 3.73 open - 122,000+ miles
Total Payments: 8/12
Buggman LED 3BL/CARGO, stang dome, Buggman Stang Dome LED conversion, Buggman LED Brake Light conversion, Throttle Cable Mod, Line-X O.T.R., Coil-Pack mod, Air silencer/snorkel removal, expo lit dual-visors
Coming Soon: OHC & auto-lamps/auto-dim mirror
2.3L Headgasket/TIMING/Water Pump replacement guide
Haha
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:07 AM
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haha.. triple 6.. if it were me id ask for a different license plate number..
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:18 AM
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hahaha, purple was a HUGE color in those years, 94-95. Everyone I remember or even see today is that purple. My highschool lady friend had a 95 ext cab 2wd that color. It was a manual too, I rodded the shit out of that. (well, both of them actually)
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:29 PM
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Installed a new exhaust donut today, spliced the two lines coming off the solenoid (or whatever it is) and combined it to one tube going to the EGR tube. :]


Maybe that will make the truck chill on the CEL.
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L 5-speed RWD 3.73 open - 122,000+ miles
Total Payments: 8/12
Buggman LED 3BL/CARGO, stang dome, Buggman Stang Dome LED conversion, Buggman LED Brake Light conversion, Throttle Cable Mod, Line-X O.T.R., Coil-Pack mod, Air silencer/snorkel removal, expo lit dual-visors
Coming Soon: OHC & auto-lamps/auto-dim mirror
2.3L Headgasket/TIMING/Water Pump replacement guide
Haha
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