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Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-19-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,326
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Need help - timing cover and water pump bolts

Thanks for the replies everyone!



I ended up finding a good photo at the 6:20 mark of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYG__tY8tIY




I'm glad you had an easier time than I did....
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-14-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,326
Posted By simpleman01
Need help - timing cover and water pump bolts

Please help! I need (links to or post here) quality pictures and/or diagrams of which bolt goes where on the timing cover and water pump for 2000 3.0L. Thanks!!

The backstory-
So several weeks...
Forum: Project Logs 11-13-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 33,634
Posted By simpleman01
Forum: Project Logs 11-05-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 719
Views: 33,634
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Wilson's 96 ranger

Nice truck! Can you share any info about the tonneau cover? I love the way yours looks and am interested in something similar for mine. Specifically looking for brand, how does it attach, your...
Forum: Exterior Parts 10-27-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,987
Posted By simpleman01
Re: 2004 Professionally built steel bumper. KILLEEN TX

Nice looking bumper. Any pics with it installed on truck?
Forum: Suspension Tech 09-10-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,207
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Pickup my rear end

The rear might not be sagging. A previous owner could've cranked the torsion bars already. Most Rangers with factory-height torsion bars ride high in the rear...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-18-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,940
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Electric fan conversion using stock 3.0 shroud

Installation isn't difficult and shouldn't take too long. I spent way too much time brainstorming, measuring, making brackets, and wiring. Then again, it works with no issues so it was time well...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-27-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,940
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Electric fan conversion using stock 3.0 shroud

Good suggestion. I modeled this setup to mimic the factory 2.3 fan shroud. Below is a picture of an aftermarket replacement. Notice the gap and offset. I believe the 2.3 also has an engine-mounted...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-26-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,940
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Electric fan conversion using stock 3.0 shroud

Thanks! The garage door bracket allowed me to mount the electric fan inside the factory 3.0 shroud. It is bolted to the shroud and hangs down. The fan bolts to the bracket. The bottom of the fan...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-25-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,940
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Electric fan conversion using stock 3.0 shroud

The way I wired the fan this switch simply acts as a trigger to energize a new relay mounted under the hood. I used the original wires from the cigarette lighter for the power and ground. Since...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-20-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,940
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Electric fan conversion using stock 3.0 shroud

Thanks! The oe serpentine belt still works. The pulley that turns the stock mechanical fan is actually attached to the water pump and isn't removed. The only parts removed were the stock fan and...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-20-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,940
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Electric fan conversion using stock 3.0 shroud

Nice shroud setup! The relative silence is absolutely the biggest benefit in my opinion too. I appreciate the input about the controller. I haven't ruled one out and one close call will likely...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-17-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,940
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Electric fan conversion using stock 3.0 shroud

Update! I have been living without the stock mechanical fan for over two months now. I'd like to share some observations about the change:

My engine is quiet! I initially did this swap to get...
Forum: Midwestern Region 06-13-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By simpleman01
Re: emoving/Replacing Power Outlet

I removed my power outlet and cigarette lighter just last week on my '00. I had to remove the radio bezel and then used some channel-locks (arc joint pliers) to lightly twist the back while I held...
Forum: Exterior Tech 06-08-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Opinions on bumber removal?!

I would keep the bumper. With your camper shell, roof rack, light bar, big tires, and stockish suspension height you kinda have the expedition/safari/prepared-for-anything look going on. Trucks...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 06-08-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By simpleman01
Re: replaced radiator now truck won't start

Sounds like a dead battery. Jump it or put it on a charger for a few hours. If it cranked for a long time and didn't start you'd have other issues. While you're at it, double check all the...
Forum: Project Logs 06-07-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 60,215
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Project Budget Buster

I look forward to following your build. I enjoy reading about super clean high-end projects and appreciate all the details you've shared so far!
Forum: Exterior Tech 06-07-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,502
Posted By simpleman01
Re: anybody used plastidip

Any pictures of finished radio bezel or tips? I plan to plastidip my bezel in the near future... Thanks!
Forum: Solid Axle Swap 06-07-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By simpleman01
Re: 64 inch leafs axle not centered

If your leaf springs are oriented the right way, the hanger is in the right spot, and the shackle angle is correct, the only thing I can suggest is redrill the center pins on the springs. You can...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-31-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By simpleman01
Re: 2000 Ranger 4x4 ORP w/ lift

Welcome, nice truck!

It appears your truck has a body lift on it (guessing 2"). Thats why there's a gap between the bumpers and the body. You can eliminate the gap by possibly adjusting the...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 05-19-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,678
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Rear Axle Bearing Symtoms?

Since it coincided with your fluid change, it may be the gear lube used. I had an 06 F350 work truck that used to shudder/chatter/bind terribly at slow speeds and in reverse. I believe Ford has a...
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 05-19-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,683
Posted By simpleman01
Re: 3.73 or 4.10 gears

Yeah, 4.10s would be best in my opinion. I've got 4.10s and 245/75s now and wouldn't want any less gear. Your 2.3 will thank you!
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 04-28-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,524
Posted By simpleman01
Re: 2002 V6 4.0L Temp Creep

Hopefully the new water pump fixes it. If it does not a few other culprits might be:

clogged radiator passages - drain and look down filler neck. any buildup around ends of radiator core that...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 04-24-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,663
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Motorcraft or Motrad Thermostat

I think thatranger got it right. Apparently I missed the part about the heat not working and I didn't realize it was so cold where you are in the mornings.

How long does it take for your truck...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 04-23-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,663
Posted By simpleman01
Re: Motorcraft or Motrad Thermostat

I don't think the thermostat is your problem. Typically thermostats are closed until the engine reaches operating temperature, at which point the thermostat opens and allows coolant to circulate...
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