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410Custom's builds a 2007 Ranger V8 - custom truck build - Project "Ranger Premier"

Discussion in 'Ford Ranger - Mazda B-Series Forum' started by 410Fortune, August 5, 2019.

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  1. 410Fortune

    410Fortune River season Staff Member Moderator

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    confirmed they were to send 601-16 which is a 11/32" retainer with a 7 degree slope
    What they sent it 611-16 which is 11/32" but has a 10 degree slope

    So now I need to find out if the factory retainer is correct, sure fits properly
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    Factory retainers are indeed 7 degrees so they have the proper fit

    More Information for SEALED POWER VK115

    SOB!!! Glad I do not have to press the springs again can move forward.....

    @CDW6212R
    Cam specs:
    Xtreme Energy XE264HR Hydraulic Roller Camshaft
    Lift: .512"/.512"
    Duration: 264°/270°
    Lobe Separation Angle: 114°
    RPM Range: 1500-5500
     
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  3. fastpakr

    fastpakr Elite Explorer

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    Have you used the 264 as well as the 258 cam? Curious to hear your thoughts on both of you have.
     
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    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    That's good, the .512 lift is not much over stock(.450ish). So the PTV clearance is not going to be a problem, and if the springs are made for that mild lift, you're good to go now.
     
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  5. 410Fortune

    410Fortune River season Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks fellas!
    Yes these springs were matched per comp cams we are running stock rockers after I got tired of trying to make the pedestal mount rollers not make so much noise....
    I have only run the E303 cam in these trucks prior to this with very good results. This should be a nice improvement over stock and the E cam.
    This cam should go perfectly for our build here, headers, mild cam, refreshed low mile stock engine...the goal here is to build the ranger. We can always come back and do a stroker, crate engine, supercharge, tunes, more power, etc etc.
    After a crazy two weeks (kids back to school, elevator work) I have cleared my schedule for the next 4 days to spend time with the project :)
     
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    2 more boxes headed your way. Should arrive wed,11th.
     
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    I'm excited about the final result. Most of the ranger V8 builds I have read, it was a modular V8 on the 02 up rangers.
     
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    410Fortune River season Staff Member Moderator

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    OKAY here we go, been spending my spare time with the engine, working carefully and slowly I have sealed up many a 302 in my day.

    I take everything I have learned, combine it with the best parts we can get and well.....let the pictures do the talking

    factory next to comp cams valve springs:
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    How we got there, first install spring compressor then give the little stock spring cup a smack so the keepers come free of their bond to the spring cup
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    Lift the valve very carefully
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    Magnet to grab the valve locks
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    stock spring removed, access to the stock valve seals they pull off easily
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    ALL parts soak in unicorn tears before install
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    new PTFE valve seals come with a plastic install "condom" works well enough, by the time you do the 16th seal it is ready for the trash can. This protects the delicate seal as it passes over the valve stem and indent for the keepers
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    The new seal gets pressed on in two stages and very carefully by hand, I had to improvise since I did not have the "special tool"

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    fully seated
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    new bits in place + compressor
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    both heads done
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    410Fortune River season Staff Member Moderator

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    Bring on the CAM!!
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    Only the BEST lubricants and sealants get used for engine assembly
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    time for lifters and lifter valley
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    USA!! USA!! (cheering)
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    Cyl #1 at TDC, line up the dots

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    Lifters in place, oiling holes face the center of the valley. Lifter retainers in place, lifter valley spider torqued down
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    Time to chase all threads for the LIM, thread SEALANT for the front two bolts
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    410Fortune River season Staff Member Moderator

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    Surfaces cleaned and prepped, new Felpro blue in place with some permatex at the corners
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    Timing cover cleaned and prepped, new Fel pro front main seal installed with Anaerobic sealant
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    All timing cover and water pump bolts threads cleaned and chased

    Oil pump checked, cleaned, pickup tube cleaned, new pickup gasket, pan cleaned and ready for install
    LIM and TIMING cover in place
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    next install the headers, oil filter mount, balancer and a few other goodies then she is ready to drop in.
     
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    you don't like silconing the china wall?
     
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    410Fortune River season Staff Member Moderator

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    @vroomzoomboom China wall? LMFAO
    Is that 5.0 lingo for the lower intake front and rear? With these felpro blue I found you do not need much, only in key spots
    The days of laying a 1/4 bead on the block are over! LOL
    Weird thing is you cannot buy the Felpro engine set on Rockauto anymore I had to add them all to the cart individually?!?! only Victor Reinz and Mahle sets avail...
    I have used VR and Mahle on the pushrod 4.0 and they are also some nice gaskets.
    I love the latest fel pro sets for the 302 so that is what I wanted to use here..... wee shall see if I did it right! hahahahaha


    There is silicon :) In the corners of the felpro blue LIM gaskets, underneath and on top, I even use a light coat of blue around the timing cover and water pump ports.
    I am using the best permatex you can get, there is some in the corners on the oil pan gasket as well
    very light coats just to close the gaps or make up for the imperfections left from casting, solve the common factory leak spots.
    I like to work very clean, use just enough....

    each surface is scraped, then scuffed with scotchbrite pad and pb blaster, then wiped clean, then finally prepped with part cleaner, let sit, apply soft coat of gasket maker, let sit, join the pieces, let sit, torque in sequence....so far so good! I use a dental pick to get all of the old gasket out of the valleys and cracks.....
     
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    410Fortune River season Staff Member Moderator

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    Get your Sunday morning eyes ready for some candy

    Engine is ready to drop in. I will be measuring for the correct push rod length today
    Then clean the trucks engine bay, clean the transmission, stab it to the engine then drop the whole she bang into the 07

    The good stuff:
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    Header install bits
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    Autolite plugs gapped to 0.054" installed with copper anti seize on the threads then the headers go on.

    Get your 3/8" wrench out, installing TMH is difficult, even on the engine stand.
    There are 3-4 places where wrench to bolt clearance is very tight, you must be patient, tighten the header down a little at a time on each bolt. There are 3 places where I had to use the 6 sided bolts provided by Robert, there is no other way to fit the 12 point wrench on the bolt head.

    Again each bolt and bolt hole is chased with a tap and dye, all parts cleaned thoroughly before painted/ installed

    Each bolt gets a healthy dose of loctite, again provided by Robert (TMH).
    I use Percy's or Mr Gasket soft stacked aluminum gaskets here they really seal up the TMH well, worth the extra $$$ (took me 3-4 attempts to seal them up on my BII back in 05)
    Live and learn

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    The real Eddie Money (musician) just died last week, he was 70 (RIP)
    Our Eddie Money (Ford Ranger enthusiast) is alive and well and he does not mind a "stock look" to his engine bay so no Seattle Seahawks themed engine here with tons of blue and green, just a classic good looking 302

    I will add some custom touches as we go along, many of these parts look really nice in black satin.

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    Ordered 2001 Explorer flow matched set of bosch injectors from Ebay.
    Have a 2001 5.0 fuel rail, pulse damper, and engine feed line sitting on the bench in front of me.
    Removed the engine oil cooler and replaced with a 98-01 style filter mount
    I will be using a late 97/98 PCM / sensors GT40p (external EGR) with the 01 (returnless) style fuel rail. the coolant and oil pressure sensors will come from the 07 engine.
    The 98 transmission will get new shift solenoids, refreshed updated sonnax valve body (Thanks Brett!) it already has the updated internal hard wiring harness.
    This is what I call a "REFRESHED" low mile 302 ready to motivate this Ranger for years to come.

    Once the engine /trans are bolted down it is time to begin the wiring
    Wiring the drivetrain, 4406e shift system, seats, keyless entry, stereo, camera's, etc will all happen together.
    Plan is to integrate any new wiring into the factory 07 power distribution and body harness.
     
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  15. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I really like your belief of a refreshed engine. Puts mine to shame. Lol

    Nice work!
     
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    That looks so freakin awesome!!! I love it!! Mr 410fortune you are the best!! I am truly enjoying season one of "Game of Rangers" lol. Best story ever!!!
     

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