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M90 rebuild (rudy)

Discussion in 'Need for Speed!' started by jd4242, March 30, 2013.

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      well figured i would start a new thread.just a quick background.did the whole build on my explorer but built it using stock head gaskets and head bolts.did it really as a safety net and i just couldnt afford head studs at the time.well to say the least i blew the head gaskets off from it wile i was in the mountains on a forum trip about two years later.

      i picked up a 1994 ranger,its got the 4.0 OHV and is a 5 speed 2wd.the plan is to pull the motor out of the explorer and rebuild it.

      this thread will basically cover the rebuild and build up of the new ranger.it will basically end up as a street race truck.ive named it Rudy:D:D so let the fun begin.
      :burnout::burnout::burnout::burnout::burnout::burnout::burnout::burnout::burnout::burnout::burnout:

      UPDATE
      new motor specs
      BORE: 4" JE asymmetrical pistons (custom over bore)
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      VALVES: IN-1.8 EX-1.5 Manley heavy duty (.150 over)

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      Transmission:T5 hybrid from a 2006 Mustang and 93 Fox
      HEADS: 93TM HEAVILY ported with custom brass guides and copper gaskets/O-ringed with ARP studs
      CAM: 422 Comp cams with 988 springs and Toms custom lifters,push rods and 1.7 roller rockers
      Complete blueprint and balanced internals
      GM M90 supercharged with one 1" intercooler plates with ASP 8 rib belt conversion. .
      pushing 16 lbs of boost with small shot of NOS
      Running on E50
      Dyno tuned by Dyno Tune Performance outa Virginia using SCT

      old thread and pic
      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337305
      ported and polished gm 3800 gen 2 m90
      Water to air intercooled
      port matched 76mm inlet and intake tube
      mustang 75mm race tb
      90mm maf
      36lb injectors
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      2.7" pulley 10lbs of boost!!;)
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      and the new 1994 ranger 4.0 OHV 5 speed 2WD with 115,000 miles on it.o and i only paid $1,000 for it:shifty_ey
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      the very first thing i did was make a intake out of some spare pipe i had laying around and took the cap off.the intake is just temporary but shows my mind set;)also traded xeek my 33s i had for his rims and hes gonna make me a custom headliner:D
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      next i got ride of those dumb ass stickers.there was 28 of them on the truck and the ones up top,the glue baked into the paint and wont come out but looks 100% better.i also did a shackle flip in the rear to try and level it out some.it will be getting an 5.0 explorer 8.8 3.73 with an extra clutch and sua.should give me around 5-6 inches of drop.im getting dream beams for the front for 3 inches of drop.also doing the 95 spindle and brake upgrade.also mounted a new set of headligts.

      dropped 2" in the rear
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      Looks good man, you still trying to find new pink flame stickers to replace the originals?

      Maybe Ben can help?
       
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      I want to strangle that kid for putting those on there!!!!:mad::mad: tokk me 6 hours to get them off and you can still see where some was, in person:(
       
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      Hahahaha. Pink flames = 50ft/lbs&50hp pet pink flame!
       
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      Why not make the ranger able to tow your explorer around since it'll be a pig...
       
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      Don't wanna put that kind of mileage or stress on the SC motor.with just a fresh basic ohv in the explorer I shouldn't have to worry about reliability.
       
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      Just kidding buddy, looks much nicer without. When I bought my stang it had pink blobs and aqua stripes and crap on it too... Disturbing.
       
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      O I don't care:Dtold the guy I was taking off a $100 bucks for every sticker on it, one of the reasons I got it so cheap:D
       
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      SOLD THE SHO and the camper cap!!!!:party::party::party: lets hope i can still get the heads im wanting:Dif not this build will be done in no time.going to get the 1986 ranger aux gas tank in the morning.ill post pics hopefully tomorrow. this is now my dd so cant be taking it all apart and fabbing up stuff for days:(pressure is on:D
       
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      :popcorn: subscribing to this thread too...:D
       
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      Saturday me and xeek drove 4 hours round trip to get the aux tank and I get there and they don't even have it!!! I called wed to make sure they had it then I called back Thursday to get them to measure the sender hole and everything. Both times they assured me they had it and even called me back with a description and measurement of the sender.I get there and the ranger didn't even have the option for a aux tank.the f-150 next to it did tho!!! They said sorry about a billion times and gave me $30 to help with gas.atleast they did that!! Also my truck only got 20.7mpg!!! It was windy as **** out and it needs a tune up pretty bad.NOT HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!! Back to the drawing board!!

      toady i did get some goodies tho.i went to pick and pull and got my no ac heater box and also got my 95 spindles.im going to be making a bracket that will alow me to the ST 12" rotors instead of the stock 10.25" over on rps they were making these brackets but stopped.if i can turn them out cheap i may end up making them for sell.here is a link to the thread and some pics of my new finds:D
      http://www.rangerpowersports.com/forum/f112/12-brakes-95-97-spindles-249666.html

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      after,still shocking how much more room it gives
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      o and had a nest in my old ac box
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      Good thing you didn't turn the heater on.... that could've been very bad.
       
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      Oo forgot to even tell that part...yea I was out on a date picking up this chic for the first time..yea got chilly so turned on the heat.boooommmm the heater core blows up and fogs my whole truck out!!!:mad: I had to pull over and wipe the windshield off.made it to the bar and had to put water in it to get her back home.....hahaha the whole reason I went to the junk yard for that box.in the pics I hadn't had time to replace the core so I just took one hose off and conected the other to the pump (closed loop)

      Embarrassing to say the least!!!:mad::frustrate:bsnicker::censored:
       
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      She agree to a second date?
       
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      Hhahaah yep.going out Thursday:D when we pulled over she even helped clean the windshield;) tho she did bust my balls all night!!:(
       
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      Ha! A chick that doesn't mind getting her hands dirty? Might be a keeper buddy!
       
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      this is going to be alot of pics.starters i got a new set of tail lights put in and they look alittle more ricer than they did online but think they are alright.

      next i got all the measurements and mock up done on the ST 12" rotor swap.i ordered some fresh metal and as soon as it gets in im going to machine all the parts and weld them up.so right now im waiting on parts and the ST rotors to come in.ill show what has to be done and the final bracket,but dont think ill be releasing the measurements or cad drawings.i may end up selling these as a big break kit,so ill show what needs to be done and if you wanna make them your self your have to do the math;)

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      LOTS of pics for you and when the bracket is done ill show that,these are mock up with scrap i had around the shop so i could pull measurements.these are the 95-97 spindle upgrade so you have to have 95-97 or this spindle upgrade on your truck to begin with

      stock 10.25'' rotors
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      mod for ST 12" rotors.(just mock up,not actual bracket)
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      and now bunch of pics to show what was done,basically the spindle and caliper brackets have to be ground or milled down,squared up and the bracket holes need to come up..

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      Loving this thread, gotta keep my eye on it. Just bought a 91 Ranger :D
       
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      well just a little update.well the burnouts and doughnuts have paid their toll on all the mounts and middle bearing on the driveshaft.i shifted hard into 3rd last night and heard a LOUD clunk:(.knew right away that it was either the rear end or that POS bearing in the middle of the two piece driveshaft.pulled over and it was the middle bearing had torn right out and bent the casing.i also have a broken motor mount and tranny mount.both are being replaced with solid so not even going to mess with them now.

      up till 98 these things had 2 piece driveshafts.so i have been looking for a one piece even before this happened but finding a 98-2001 2wd ex cab,5 speed has not been easy.sat i ended up finding one,drove out and it was the wrong one:mad:.i told him i was looking for one that is 64'' weld to weld and 28 spline count.he had a 34''blah blah.he said "well we just got a ranger in Friday that hasn't been inventoried,let me check it" he comes back and has the driveshaft!!!!!i couldn't believe it!!!it was the big aluminum one,they make two and the steel one is more rare and smaller round.

      long story short,it fits and has no clearance issues for now.it will when i drop the rear to 4 inches tho

      that U clamp looking thing should be around the rubber thing.
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      thing is HUGE!!!:eek:
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      hard to see but if you look close at the motor mount you can see it has moved forward and torn from the rubber bottom part

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      and some teasers of the modified brake parts,wired brushed them and cleaned them all up.looks STUNNING in the sun,hard to capture with a camera.:smoke:

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      should have all the rest of the parts in and back by wed.:D
       
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      Your busting things and you haven't even added the real power yet. What brand of tires do you like? I really need to buy stocks in that company. :)

      The brakes are an awesome idea. Their going to cook great. What kind of rims are you going to use? You will really need to show those brakes off.
       
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      Yea I know.well everything rubber will be solid after the swap.this is my second set of tires!! Hahah once I get my good tires burnouts will stop!! Well atleast the daily or tire melting ones!!!!

      255/50r16 BFG G FORCE;)
       
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      Those are pretty meaty tires. Awesome!!
       
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      Biggest I could find in a 16" before going to a slick.going to try and run them on four corners
       

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