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Never Done, Build Thread for Kenne Bell Supercharged 5.0 Explorer with Ranger Edge Front Clip

Hell yeah progress = good times
 



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I got the short block together and installed. Next I set the headers in place and then heads.

I ground down a 1/4 socket to fit into the block and spin-up the oil. I will do that last thing before I fire her up the first time.

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I ground down a 1/4 socket to fit into the block and spin-up the oil. I will do that last thing before I fire her up the first time.

find a old 302 or even a 351w distributor and gut it down to the shaft. never have to worry about a socket falling off
 






find a old 302 or even a 351w distributor and gut it down to the shaft. never have to worry about a socket falling off
Cool, ya, There is enough clearance that I was able to duct tape the socket on the extension.


I get a little time on her today, gonna install the starter and tranny inspection plate. Then set the headers in, bolt-up the heads and then bolt-up the headers. I think the headers will be easier to mount this way.
 






Every one of the old EV6 connectors broke when I removed them, the locking tabs. I ordered some EV1 type injectors connectors. I got some plugs that are one heat range cooler to install.............................much left to complete but not that far to go!!!!!

Progress:
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Where did you get the injectors and what size?
 






I am running a 90mm Lightning MAF and 42lb injectors. I got the injectors off ebay, rebuilt and flow matched.

TLF Performance Parts

Beware the Chinese Bosch knock-offs. I really don't know about them, but wouldn't trust them with my build, they're cheap.
 






I got 8 ford racing 47lb injectors just sitting here useless lol
Someone will want em
 






I got 8 ford racing 47lb injectors just sitting here useless lol
Someone will want em
Poop, missed that, sorry. I was going to run 30's which would be enough, but I am likely to add more boost than 30 could provide for........
 






Poop, missed that, sorry. I was going to run 30's which would be enough, but I am likely to add more boost than 30 could provide for........
If you want em their yours 8 NEW injectors and the wire harness adapters
I'll take a loss and sell cheep I have no use for them lol
Just pm me
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Going to start her up soon, Progress:
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Got a couple larger, thinner fans and was able to get more than 2/3 of the radiator covered but it is tight:

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Looking great
 






Congratulations on the belt alignment!
 






oh my
Ill be over in just a bit
Are you going to re locate the coil packs?
 






Had to fight past PATS and bad plug wires. Started break-in and once I got her up to 3,500RPM the blower belt went. The pulley has enough of a wobble that it ate the belt! I have ordered another pulley and need to get with a machine shop..................................It was running great!

I suppose that's one heat cycle and I can tighten header bolts. I cut down the coil pack bracket to fit under the blower snout bolted down to the stock places.

I got the radiator pulled so I can get to the crank pulley.
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My thoughts are to have the face of the crank pulley turned down enough to make it flat/90 degrees to the crank, cut a spacer to fit it with concentric to fit the blower pulley. Then I will mount the Supercharger pulley and spacer as I had previously.
 






The crank pulley face will be turned down enough to make it flat/90 degrees to the crank and a good flat mounting surface. They will cut a spacer to fit it with concentric to fit the blower pulley and then cut a sleeve to support the spacer/supercharger pulley. This is what we came-up with at the machine shop to mount the supercharger pulley to the crank pulley/balancer:

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This is my effort, brought it back so you can see the mounting bolts:

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The plan sounds good
 






Looks like I will have the pulleys tomorrow mid day! I will be up early working tomorrow so I make some time to go get them and install them.

I found a local shop that can make custom A/C lines. I am going to take-in a new stock hose, have him cut a section out of the hard line that has all the bends to go in front of the coils and put-in soft line. It will go strait across, under the blower snout, behind the coils and in front of the lower intake. It will get insulated.
 






She is running like a scolded puppy!

I have tuned with injector vs battery offset and injector slopes. I used Tweecer's Calcon to datalog AFR vs battery voltage and the made changes based on what I saw. The 90mm Lightning MAF I am using is well documented and is right on.

I got a bad thermostat for one set of fans to replace and need to get the dash temp gauge working. Then I can try the modified A/C high pressure line and hopefully get cool air this weekend.

I am watching IAT and ECT closely on Calcon/laptop. IAT sensor gets heat soaked running at 185 with the engine temp in the lower manifold. It was pulling timing, not now but will at higher temps.
 



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