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    Poor Man’s RZR build

    The 4r70 has a much better 1st gear than the a4Ld does. Love it.
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    Poor Man’s RZR build

    It pulls 37s w 4.88s like they are 35s
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    Poor Man’s RZR build

    NeoMustangs on YouTube has a decent video on it.
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    Poor Man’s RZR build

    It's an old poor man's HotRod trick. The piston pins are offset in the pistons. So if you swap sides and rotate them it increases the stroke and compression.
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    Poor Man’s RZR build

    Yeah, I try to "fix" things better than stock. It even gained fuel mileage.
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    Poor Man’s RZR build

    I also ported the heads and upgraded the valvesprings. Oh And a Jmod stage 3 valvebody out of a crown Vic.
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    Poor Man’s RZR build

    I freshened the 5.0 before I stuck it in the hole. New bearing, moly rings, and flipped the pistons/rods and a mustang gt cam. It runs quite a bit better than my bride's '01 5.0 sploder.
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    Poor Man’s RZR build

    I tried really hard to use the cast Explorer oil pan. Everyone was correct, it won't fit. I moved the engine back as far as I could and wanted it low. The humps and bumps in the pan will not clear the TTB crossmember and pivot mount. I trimmed the pivot and eventually cut it off and the pan...
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    Poor Man’s RZR build

    The hearts
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    Poor Man’s RZR build

    Well, almost a year ago, the heads lifted on the 4.0. Poor thing had been slowly burning water for the entire time I have owned it. So, to fix it properly, I swapped in a 5.0 4r70 out of a rolled early Mountaineer I had picked up just for this purpose and had stashed for a couple years. Mucho...
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    03 fliptrac $700 daily driver (summer of fun with 4 sport tracs)

    You got the goody out of those pads. I tend to harvest rotors/pads from the junk yard. I just watch for stuff in good shape. I scored a all but new set of rotors this last fall. Somebody had already poached the calipers, the emergency brake was on so the rotors were "stuck". I love that...
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    1st Gen Winter photo contest

    I'll just wait for this body to finish rusting out and then swap on a clean white body.
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    1st Gen Winter photo contest

    Wish mine was white
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    1st Gen Winter photo contest

    Or an action shot......
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    1st Gen Winter photo contest

    This one is from last winter. This winter is pretty lame as far snow pack is concerned
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    Kirby's 1991 Ranger Build Up

    My old 4.0 would sputter and try to die when I was working it at low speed (rock crawling or snow wheeling) I figured it was getting hot and going into limp mode. I swapped a 5.0 into it to fix it. Now more sputtering.
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    03 fliptrac $700 daily driver (summer of fun with 4 sport tracs)

    The ecoboost 3.7 has been swapped into a ranger. There's a YouTube on it. I can't remember the name of the shop. It's a big high end shop. I bet the guy had $50k+ in the swap. It was super nice.
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    03 fliptrac $700 daily driver (summer of fun with 4 sport tracs)

    The 5.0 Windsor just sounds right. The "flip-track" makes all the right noises and manual tranny is stellar.
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    03 fliptrac $700 daily driver (summer of fun with 4 sport tracs)

    I've ridden in it. It is a legit good time. Ford should have built them with the 5.0 and the 5spd. If I didn't just get my 5.0 1st gen on the road I'd have to have one. Jamie is great guy and does good work. Wish I didn't live 8 hrs away.
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    Kirby's 1991 Ranger Build Up

    That little pickup gets better every time you post something. Bumper looks great! Way to keep it clean and tasteful.
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    Kirby's 1991 Ranger Build Up

    Love that Ranger!
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    03 fliptrac $700 daily driver (summer of fun with 4 sport tracs)

    How does it drive w/o the front swaybar? 5.0 swap already, you just got that thing.
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    410Custom's builds a 2007 Ranger V8 - custom truck build - Project "Ranger Premier"

    Dang! Looks great Jamie. You got 10 pounds of spuds stuffed in that 5 pound bag
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