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 Posted: Tue Sep 25th, 2018 05:25 am
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Calling all V8 rangers. 

With so many project threads abandoned or unfinished leaving is to wonder, did it work, did he like it, did he finish? we need more pictures and more videos showing finished 2wd and 4wd V8 swaps. I'm especially interested in the 98-11years. I am constantly searching for and reading Explorer, mustang and ranger build threads and right when I get hooked it just stops. Ugh!!! I am trying to figure out what I want and what I can do. I would really like to see a few finished ones going down the road. Post your pics and videos please.



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Mine is quite a bit older than you're looking for, but here ya go anyway.

1987 standard cab, shortbed, 31 spline 8.8 with Torsen T2, 1992 Thunderbird 5.0 H.O. (last year for forged pistons), A9L EEC, Ron Francis Telorvek wiring harness, Modern Driveline front shift/rear socket T5Z with billet shifter and Hurst chrome stick/knob combo, billet steel flywheel, RAM clutch, Ebay radiator with the 90 degree filler neck tucks under the core support better than some others), Hedman 88400 headers, custom made stainless 2.5" true dual exhaust (made by me) merged at an internal x-pipe Magnaflow muffler with dumps before the axle, factory Thunderbird accessory drive parts (extremely low profile like the SN95), factory T-Bird mechanical fan, 3.8l Thunderbird airbox, air duct piping from a Crown Vic, Trail Gear (I think) battery box relocated to drivers side, Explorer Limited aluminum driveshaft shortened and balanced to fit, 1310/1350 conversion u-joints, SVE 10th Anniversary Mustang wheels 255 front - 275 rear tires, high flow Foxbody Mustang fuel pump sits in the factory Rangers EFI pickup assembly but in a carbed tank (same part number as the EFI tank in 87), Russell Proflex -6AN hose for fuel feed and return, Earl's billet fuel filter and frame brackets, Russell EFI fuel system adapters on the factory Ranger pickup tubing at the tank and on the engine side that are sleeved with 1300 degree rated heat shield, EGR/TAB/TAD delete, power steering added using 89 Bronco II power steering box and custom hoses/lines and the factory Thunderbird P/S pump, manual brakes, 140mph Ford Motorsport speedometer, etc...








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I will summon all who have V8's to post in this thread. We have a LOT of V8 members.



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I've always been curious about the 4.6, since the Sport-tracs came out with them. Anything would be better than the stock engines our trucks come with though. I'd settle for a smaller ecoboost or diesel.

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I've been thinking about a flathead v8 in a 2wd truck I have



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Flatheads were the big power makers back in there day but a factory 255ci only pumped out 125hp. To get any real power a supercharger also needs to be part of the mix.



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Flatheads were the big power makers back in there day but a factory 255ci only pumped out 125hp. To get any real power a supercharger also needs to be part of the mix.
FYI to anyone looking: There's a new McCullough v-belt supercharger listed on Ebay that was made for those old overgrown Briggs and Stratton engines... lol



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Bird76Mojo wrote:
Mine is quite a bit older than you're looking for, but here ya go anyway.
"It's not a show-truck. It's a go-truck."
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Might not be what I'm looking for but it could definatly help others. 

VIDEOS!! VIDEOS!! VIDEOS!! The sound of a V8 is what inspires a lot of us to do the swap. So let's hear them going down the road and at idle. I can tell a lot by the sound. I've seen lots of pics of big engines but when you hear it, that's when you can tell if it's just shiny or it means business. 

A few build threads stated their disappoint upon completion. Not sure if they added bigger tires and missed the right gearing or if the put on the wrong exhaust not enough cam. So hearing your V8 swaps would help me decide if it's worth it all. Thank you Bird76mojo for starting us off!!! Thanks in advance for everyone else!!!

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Been a while and I've seen a few guys get answers to help them finish their swaps but no pics or videos of it once they finished. It would really help to have a few videos of the finished project running or going down the road. I'm especially interested in 98-11 years. For some reason owners of those years have not posted many videos. I've seen lots of sec gen rangers on line but those swaps usually are just shoehorning whatever V8 they prefer and dont usually have EFI or emissions to deal with. 

If you've done the V8 swap please post a video!!! Tell us how you like it, would you do anything different?

I'm talking to you V8 level ll and ilivermore!!!

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Summer things will start rolling again. Hoping to finish at least one of mine.



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JAMMAN wrote:
Summer things will start rolling again. Hoping to finish at least one of mine.
I look forward to it



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Me toooooooo build threads are coming I have been gearing up for it since we moved...... I have two sport tracs and a 98 ranger to build ASAP



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