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Post  BigBlockRanger on February 12th 2019, 11:28 am

I added a bracket that goes from the rear bracket and spans 2 exhaust studs. This really solidified the mount. I could probably stand on it now.

I also formed the pipe to fit in the rectangle turbo flange to transition to round pipe. I started welding it to the flange yesterday, but not surprisingly ran out of gas.

Fuel lines are also mocked up. Looks like I will need about 3 more feet of hose to complete the fuel system. It's a long way from the back to the front, and back again!
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Post  BigBlockRanger on February 18th 2019, 11:00 am

Worked on the turbo flange. Basically took a piece of 4" exhaust tubing, split it and the formed it into the flange with a ballpeen hammer and a 1/2" socket extension. Then I welded it in place.

Next, I formed the other end to an oval and inserted the other tubing and welded it. Took some hammering and squishing, but it turned out pretty nice for my first time. Certainly good enough for who it is for. Haha.

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Made some more braided hoses. I just have one more to make and the fuel system will be plumbed.

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Post  BigBlockRanger on March 5th 2019, 10:48 am

Attached fuel line to the frame and realized I needed 2 more holes in the intake. 1 for engine coolant temp sensor and 1 for mechanical temp gauge.

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Blue fitting just screwed in to make sure thread were ok.
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Post  BigBlockRanger on March 18th 2019, 10:50 am

Hot side is 99% finished.  I really tried hard to route the pipe where I could remove the starter and converter nuts without having to drop the crossover pipe.  Overall, I am pretty pleased with the fitment.  I did learn an important lesson.  Start building in the most difficult to access area first, then move from there toward the easy areas.  I left the difficult for the last and it really made it take longer that it should have.

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Post  BigBlockRanger on March 28th 2019, 4:46 pm

Slowly taking shape.

Pic of how it goes together. Definitely looks like I built it. Not perfect but not stupid either. Haha.
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Apart. The slip joint will be welded and the v-band will be used for disassembly should the need arise.
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Post  BigBlockRanger on April 23rd 2019, 5:01 pm

The return fitting I put in the timing cover proved to be too high to work well.  So I decided to put a return fitting in the oil pan.  I drilled a small pilot hole and then used punches to increase the size large enough to tap with a 1/2" NPT.

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Post  BigBlockRanger on May 6th 2019, 10:41 am

Friday evening I built the down pipe. It seems straight forward, but was a little tricky. The sheer size of the pipe made it difficult to cut with my chop saw and it is hard to just grab it and hold it with one hand. It needed one small dent to clear the cab mount a little better, but that's no big deal.

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Post  BigBlockRanger on May 28th 2019, 11:49 am

Went to the shop at about 8pm Saturday night and did some work. After trimming the passenger inner fender, I set the front end back in place. Not a super easy job to do by yourself, but I got it done. Once it had a few bolts into secure it, I set about the task of figuring out how to wedge the intercooler in this thing. For a full size truck, up-front room is at a minimum on these things. The intercooler I bought is probably the biggest anyone could fit without going to a custom made piece. Custom was not an option for me on this semi-low buck build. I had to notch the core support on either end for clearance and modify the hood latch bracket to become the main support for the IC. With the IC just sitting in it's place, it looks like the grill inserts will need little to no modification. I was really hoping that would be the case. Plumbing it may get interesting, but I will cross that bridge when I get to it.

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Post  Mike R on May 28th 2019, 6:46 pm

Sweet build looking forward to seeing it run

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Post  BigBlockRanger on June 7th 2019, 9:28 am

Still plugging away at it. Radiator, hoses, fan, etc are all in now.

Picked up a neat discharge elbow that is for a Dodge that looks like it will work great. It fits the turbo perfectly and aims discharge right at the intercooler inlet. i would like to say I planned it that way, but it was just luck. The rest of the intercooler piping should be here today.

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Post  Gregaust on June 8th 2019, 2:12 am

Great project , has come up nice , love it Smile

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Post  BigBlockRanger on July 15th 2019, 10:30 am

I made decent progress Thursday night, but it was not without a little trouble. I started filling it with water and noticed it was leaking. Seems the thermostat slipped out of place when I was installing it. Nice.

Converter nuts are on, oil and break-in lube is in, spark plugs are tight, temporary HEI wiring in in, tach is connected, *most* of the water is in it, correct spring is in the fuel pressure regulator. I still need to rob the battery from the Mustang, install thermostat & housing, pre-lube with the drill, stab distributor, put plug wires on, put some fuel in it, turn on electric pump and check for fuel leaks, flip the switch and hope it doesn't catch fire.

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Post  BigBlockRanger on July 15th 2019, 10:36 am

Friday night I robbed the battery from the Mustang, pre-lubed the motor, stabbed the distributor (which took FOREVER) put the plug wires on it, dumped some gas in it and checked for fuel leaks. It had 2. One at the regulator because a fitting was completely loose and the other at the carb. That Dominator has the ability to feed the fuel bowl from either side, so the other side has a plug. I left the plug out for some reason. Flipped the switch for the fuel pump and fuel shot out of the carb bowl all over the intake!! Yikes! Once all that was corrected, I turned it on, hit the starter button and it roared to life. Almost too easy. At one point it started running rough and I thought “oh no I killed the cam”. Turns out I didn’t have the #2 and #4 plug wires on good and they had fallen off the plugs. Lol. Cam seems to have broken-in just fine. Turbo spins and it makes turbo noises and the 5” open down pipe is fairly thunderous. Next thing to do is to start wiring up the Megasquirt!

I also put some trim back on (had to shorten it from long bed to short bed) and made a shield to keep potential rear mail seal leakage or trans seal leakage from getting on the crossover pipe.

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Post  Mark Miller on July 16th 2019, 11:19 pm

Nice sounds good!! Smile

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Post  BigBlockRanger on July 17th 2019, 5:35 pm

Thanks! I am super happy that I did not have any cam break-in issues.
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Post  BigBlockRanger on August 2nd 2019, 9:50 am

I've been doing wiring as of late getting the Megasquirt installed and integrated into the existing harness. I also chased a squirrel with the cold side tubing. It was easy and I am pleased with how it is turning out.

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Post  BigBlockRanger on August 9th 2019, 9:18 am

Still wiring up the Megasquirt, setting up the throttle cable, and doing other little things. Deka 80 injectors and the 3" to 4" adapter came in yesterday.

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Post  BigBlockRanger on August 23rd 2019, 4:40 pm

With the exception of the wideband input, the MS is completely wired up.

I loaded TunerStudio onto an old Presario 700 running winXP. Because of the age of the laptop, I was concerned that I might have connectivity issues with the USB to serial adapter. But, it worked perfectly. It connected to the MS and loaded a new base tune in without any fuss.

This MS is the one I built years ago for the original big block Ranger project. I ran it for a short time in that truck and later sold it to a friend when that truck was finally going away. He kept it, but never used it and I ended up getting it back from him when I was looking to use a MS to control the ignition in the Mustang. It worked GREAT for that. This will be the first time I have tried to control fuel AND ignition so it should be fun.

Next up is rerouting fuel lines, installing the rails, checking for leaks and installing the ignition coils in place of the distributor.

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Post  BigBlockRanger on September 16th 2019, 10:14 am

Rail mounts made and fuel system is plumbed.

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And it leaks.

Well the driver's rail does not, but the passenger rail does. Checked holes (I drilled) and they were on the big side. I don't know what the problem is but iI got some o-rings for using an LS1 injector in an LS2 intake. It is a special o-ring that uses a fatter 15.25mm o-ring with the same ID. They seem to fit the rail really nice.

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I might have enough time this afternoon to button it back up and test for leaks.





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