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supercharged 5.0 true fire 98 explorer sport

hi everyone, my name is tim . i live in selkirk, manitoba, canada and as if this date that i am posting this, i am 36 years old.

i bought my sport in jan 05 from a local ford dealer. it had 111,000KM's on it. this is the second sport i have owned. it was sitting on the lot for about 8 months before i came along. i am the third owner (i was able to track down the person that traded it in, and they got it from a friend, who bought it new in 98).

i started to do a few things to it after i first got it, then i found this site, and all hell broke lose! i've never been satisfied with something the everyone else has, so i started to tinker with it even more.

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mods include

interior

installed factory tilt, cruise, overhead console, auto dimming mirror, full length console, with a message center (it didn't have these from factory).

white face with blue flames indigo gauge covers (they light up blue)
blue l.e.d. everything
white l.e.d. interior lights
Kenwood DDX392 Touch Screen Head Unit
alpine 4 channel amp (all four speakers)
boston acoustic front and rear speakers
alpine mono amp (for sub)
2 12 inch jl audio subs
rockford fosgate cap
passenger side one touch window down mod.
custom transfer case shifter
tripple a pillar gauge pod, housing autometer boost, Innovate LC-1 wideband, and oil pressure gauge
12v power inverter with 120v plug in a 2 usb plugs built into the center console

exterior

BMW E46 projectors, mounted into stock housings using clear lens
6000K HID head lights
angel eye "driving" lights, with 8000k h.i.d.'s
clear parking/corner lights
billet grill (powder coated by Turdle)
blacked out ford emblems
custom front steel 95-98 bumper, with 4 inch round tubes welded in for driving lights
shaved radio antenna
shaved roof rack
black euro tall lights
l.e.d. license plate lights
smoked out 3rd break light
lund rear tailgate spoiler/wing (formally from the truck "blackjack" owned by EF member Spas)
hand made roll pan (made from 3 1/2 rear bumpers, with 1/4 inch diamond plate on the top, and it is removable)
aluminum T/A differential griddle/cover (powder coated by Turdle)
Motegi Mr107 20' rims
goodyear wrangler hp p245/50 r20
1 1/4 wheel spacer in the rear, 3/8 in front
and most noticeable, black with blue pearl paint, and blue true fire (ground effects are black with blue pearl as well)

Suspension

2 inch lowering blocks in the rear, reverse TT in the front (2 inch as well)
Explorer Express rear sway bar
4 door leaf springs
rancho rs9000 adjustable rear shocks
03-05 sport trac spindles with drilled and slotted rotors

performance

5L swap
347 stroker
TFS twisted wedge alum heads
comp gold 1.6 rockers
comp cams CCA-35-556-8 nitro cam
heavily modified edelbrock victor jr air gap intake (which serves as a valley pan now)
eaton m122 supercharger (metco 2.70 pulley, and ASP 8 rib 7 1/4 crank pulley) with custom made mount with bell intercooler core
8 rib serpentine belt conversion using pulleys from a 7.3 powerstroke
custom made 3 1/2 inch throttle body elbow
accufab 75mm throttle body
4 inch intake pipe
PMASS MH90 90mm Universal 3000 KG/HR MAF
amsoil cone filter
F.A.S.T. 60lb injectors
edelbrock fuel rails, trick flow specialties fuel pressure regulator with summit racing fuel pressure gauge
walbro 255lph fuel pump
1/2 inch steel braided fuel pressure line from tank to rail using 8AN fittings
torque monster headers
2 1/2 duel pipes with flowpro duel in and out 2 1/2 single muffler
accel extreme 9000 ceramic 45 degree plug wires with boot protectors
4R70W w/2600 stall with J mod
tuff stuff 200a alternator
tuning made possible with sct pro-racer package, and tuned with major help from member [MENTION=102869]Dono[/MENTION] and [MENTION=81804]4pointslow[/MENTION]
flex a lite duel 12 inch electric fans
big 3 upgrade (4 gauge wires)
meziere innercooler water pump
2 froozenboost innercooler rads

Transfer case

4406 manual shift from a 97 F150
modified stock trans cross member to accept 93 mustang 5L polyurethane tans mount
double cardan rear drive shaft

because of all the "fun" i had doing the bodywork, and some other things to my truck, i have nick named it "evil dora" or if you like, just plane "evil"!
and now the thank yous

my buddy gord leiss, who let this thing sit in his garage for 3 months while i did the body work to it. he also gave me a hand with some of the prep work, and painted it for me

kevin willson for doing the true fire http://affordableairbrushing.ca/

Joe Bukoski for letting me do the 5L/4406 swap in his garage

now people from this site, weather they knew it or not, they helped

BIG THANKS to tara a.k.a. explorersport77 for pictures of her truck. wouldn't been able to build the roll pan with out them!

ExplorerSport77's X "Hotness"

jon a.k.a. Turdle for selling me some real swanky rear shackles, as well as powder coating the diff cover and sending them up to canada. as well as much needed info on v8, and 4406 swaps as well as doing the grill and showing me how its done.

don aka dono for the help with the tuning, and wideband, as well as the supercharger

andy aka ahodges for some parts, and any help i needed for all the go faster goodies

5.0 swap - w/ 4406

jad2411 for finding me a link for my hidden antenna

ryan a.k.a. MustangP51 for doing his write up on making l.e.d.'s for interior lights, and how to make projectors

P51's HID Headlight (Projector) and Fog Conversion (PICS)

and N3ELZ cardomain page for L.E.D. switch and cruise pod mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/2002-ford-ranger-regular-cab/page-6
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/2002-ford-ranger-regular-cab/page-12
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/2002-ford-ranger-regular-cab/page-23

bob a.k.a. rwenzing for showing me speedhut's sit for the gauges

Gauges, Custom Gauges, Tachometers, Speedometers, Shift Light, Pod

Buzz4x4 for his write up on blacking out ford emblems

How to Make Your Own Custom Ford Emblems

the late aldive for his write up on one touch down passengers window mod

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141027&highlight=touch+passengers+window+mod

BIG COUNTRY, for his write up on how to install a auto dimming mirror

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=84968

BIG COUNTRY, 98formulaLS1, and Ryon40 for there write ups on how to install a message center

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225017&highlight=BIG+COUNTRY
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80670&highlight=message+center
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245085&highlight=Ryon40

MountaineerGreen for his 4406 swap write up and "Custom" Driveshaft for a 4406 and 4" Superlift on the Cheap " (even tho its lowered

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166726&highlight=awd+4x4+swap
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185232

Simon, aka blueka for his "pickle" thread, and help anytime i picked the phone up the phone on the 5L swap

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271813

Jon, aka 4pointslow for any MAJOR technical advice i have needed

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219092

i wish i could find who did the write up on the overhead console install, but here is the link

http://www.explorer4x4.com/overhead.htm

Russ aka NICE59FORDF100 for his help on the wiring, and what to watch out for electronically.

hopefully one day, i will be able to help people on here just as much as the people that i have mentioned above!

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plus you know you have done something right when.....

your truck (as well as corkey) wins truck of the month

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums//showthread.php?t=296023

is the feature truck on the fun hump day radio show (starts roughly around the 30 min mark)

http://explorerforum.podbean.com/2011/03/23/19-vroom-zoomboom/

and you drive 26 hours ONE WAY to the carlisle all ford nationals in june 2010 and 2011, and grab second place in the s.u.v. all category!

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then in 2014 you go back to the same show you have been to 5 years in a row (nothing by most, but its one hell of a long drive) and take first!

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Later you can make a PCM hole block off plate to clean up that firewall/bulkhead.
Your engine compartment is looking really clean now! Can't wait to hear how it runs once you get it all dialed in!
 



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Love the no oil note ;)
i have a few notes here and there because i have forgotten a few things that i have or havent done. like the bolt that i took out of the torque arm on the front diff.....forgot about that one, and it could have gotten messy if i didnt notice it the other day.
 






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today was a long hot day......however, i got a crap load done.

wanted to see what the bezel looked like in the dash with the holley screen in it, so that was first.

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it actually grew on me. was kinda on the fence with it sitting on my bench, but once i put it in the truck. im also happy to finally get rid of a few dead switches as well.

moving along i also finished ALL my wiring. finally! i even put power to it

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if i am looking at that correct, the only problem is on led 6 which is the crank sensor. i am going to say it might be because one of 2 things. the truck wasnt running, or there is no data for the sensor. i was also hearing my iac clicking. once again i will have to move some wires around in the brain so it knows where it is. the power up was just that. to see if it powered up, which it did. tomorrow (or i guess today) i will hook my laptop up to it and make the changes that have to be made, or i hope i can! i also only have to dump coolant into it, put the belt on it and put the drivers seat back in and she's all together again! yay!
 






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I believe the alternator wires are on the drivers fender skirt since it is a sport
Only the v8 trucks had them in the c115 plug of course

So usually when I do a v8 conversion I modify the truck side of things a bit I usually add the yellow white alternator power feed wire for the voltage regulator into the pjb
On your sport the yellow white wire connects directly to the pjb under the hood at the battery + post and it contains a fusible link
In the 96-01 5.0 trucks we had an actual alternator/generator fuse (no fusible link)
So I usually add a fuse and run a wire
Your truck probably still used a fusible link and a loose wire directly from alternator to pjb battery atud

The green/red feed from the dash battery light should be in the square plug on the drivers skirt the one we spoke about

I will be around today in shop working on 07
Internet has sucked lately but will try to call you this afternoon

Looks killer so far! Excited for you

You must read the Holley before you start it aetup instructions I have a hard copy I am sure it’s on their website for the terminator
 






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I believe the alternator wires are on the drivers fender skirt since it is a sport
Only the v8 trucks had them in the c115 plug of course

So usually when I do a v8 conversion I modify the truck side of things a bit I usually add the yellow white alternator power feed wire for the voltage regulator into the pjb
On your sport the yellow white wire connects directly to the pjb under the hood at the battery + post and it contains a fusible link
In the 96-01 5.0 trucks we had an actual alternator/generator fuse (no fusible link)
So I usually add a fuse and run a wire
Your truck probably still used a fusible link and a loose wire directly from alternator to pjb battery atud

The green/red feed from the dash battery light should be in the square plug on the drivers skirt the one we spoke about

I will be around today in shop working on 07
Internet has sucked lately but will try to call you this afternoon

Looks killer so far! Excited for you

You must read the Holley before you start it aetup instructions I have a hard copy I am sure it’s on their website for the terminator

found where the green/red wire was supposed to go. i had a couple of problems with it. first one, i am blind as a bat. that or have dealt with too many wires with this thing. i for what ever reason did not see it smack dab beside the yellow/white wire in c115. thats how dumb i fell. i was able to get a hold of russ and he helped with that.
i want to go outside and work on it right now, but i will have to make a run back to my parts trucks. the motor for my drivers seat has locked up. that and when in direct contact with that big bright thing in the sky, it feels like its trying to burn your skin off. most people think canada is a frozen wasteland, but if you have even been here around this time of year, your mind will change very fast and drastically!
 






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today was the big day however with it being 44C with humidity (thats around 111F for you non imperial people and you know who you are) not much was going to happen till the sun went down. well, sun's down! took the laptop out to the truck and plugged it it. i was immediately confused with all the stuff going on.....good thing i have someone to deal with that (as far as i know).
i also figured i would turn the key and see if it would start. i didnt hear the fuel pump prime, but i dont know if the holley system will do that, as well as my inntercooler pump is pretty loud an kicks on as soon as the key is turned. so anyway it was that time. i turned the key to start and........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................











not a goddamn thing. nothing. not a kick, the lights went off in the cluster, thats about it.
"beauty" was my thought. well controlled fire was actually. im hoping i either have the trans in gear on the trans lever because i remember i unhooked the cable when i changed the range selector (or neutral safety switch) or it needs adjusting. i wasnt going to deal with it tonight because its still africa hot out and the ac in the house is working just fine.
 






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Did you run through the setup procedure?

For it to start the Holley needs to know quite a few things about your setup

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No thanks!!! I would be inside in the ac or in a lake
 






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just went outside to see if i did forget about the shift lever. the good news, i was right! the cable was off, and it was in a gear. put the cable back on, hooked up the battery. i figured i would put it in reverse to see if the lights came on.
nope. first thought was this isnt looking good.
i also still didnt hear the fuel pump kick in.
so i put it in park, and tried again to see if it would turn over.
nope.
shut the hood, closed the door, went in the house.....
 






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I suspect the neutral safety pass through wires at the DTRS!!!!!!!!!!! (like we spoke about)

Hang in there
You can try a bypass
You can connect the Tan/red wire to the pink wire at the C110 plug, essentially bypassing the transmission range sensor. Make sure truck physically in P before you turn the key
Check my post in the 07 thread for pin locations

I spoke with Brett he did indeed do an initial setup on your PCM = lucky!!
SO once you get this sorted she should fire up ready to learn
 












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I suspect the neutral safety pass through wires at the DTRS!!!!!!!!!!! (like we spoke about)

Hang in there
You can try a bypass
You can connect the Tan/red wire to the pink wire at the C110 plug, essentially bypassing the transmission range sensor. Make sure truck physically in P before you turn the key
Check my post in the 07 thread for pin locations

I spoke with Brett he did indeed do an initial setup on your PCM = lucky!!
SO once you get this sorted she should fire up ready to learn
hopefully i can look at it this weekend. havent been feeling well these last few days (damn diabetes)

Gonna be nice and chilly up there the rest of week. Hope that helps you

i will take it. im more happy with cool or cold weather then blazing hot. its the polar bear in me.
 






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well the motor will turn over now. still have no reverse lights and the fuel pump isnt turning on...
 






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Maybe the reverse light wiring, and fuel pump wiring are reversed?
I'm sure you will get it figured out, you're almost there!!!!
 






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fuel pump is triggered with the green wire
Did you go back and check the DTRS wiring?
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Maybe the reverse light wiring, and fuel pump wiring are reversed?
I'm sure you will get it figured out, you're almost there!!!!
i am literally on the phone waiting to talk to holley on how they pin these.

fuel pump is triggered with the green wire
Did you go back and check the DTRS wiring?
I will be around late this afternoon if you want to try a call
i had called a buddy last night to come and look it over with me to have a second set of eyes looking at it. this thing is starting to drive me nuts.
i have holleys green wire that comes off their relay going to pin 15 on the c115 connector. not sure if there is anything else i need to do or not. i also made sure all fords relays were still in place as well. when i turn the key, i have power coming to the c115 connector however when i turn the key, it will cycle then turn off, but i cant hear the pump
 






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Jumper the relay (see picture below) and see if the pump works. Here is a diagram for the stock 4.0 SOHC fuel pump as well. And here is C115 again in case it is needed.

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we got him fuel pressure and he is on the way to having reverse lights

Fuel pressure was my bad, Holley is sending a 12V+ signal to the fuel pump relay I had it hooked up to the ground wire WHOOPSIES
Corrected it now and Tim has fuel pressure
Green Holley wire goes to PIN 5 of C115, dark green with yellow....... which is the 12V+ trigger from the old PCM to fuel pump relay

Reverse lights his truck is simply missing or has a different power wire for the rev lights going to the DTRS, so we just need to find that wire. I do not have a 98 Sport wiring book..........With a jumper wire he was able to get his rev lights to come on

So big progress up North!!!!!!!!! PITA, nothing like feeding wrong info to a non wiring guy in over his head to add fuel to the fire!

but progress none the less
 






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410Fortune,
I am sure you were more help than hurt! It's great that we have this community of Explorer/Ranger owners that are ready to help others out.
Here is a picture of the reverse lights in case it is needed.

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yes he needs the purple with orange circuit 298, power feed from the fuse, looks like it passes through C113 on v6??

trying to find the wire after it leaves the interior fuse panel for Tim

THANK YOU

gotta help him get his sport going I mean we cannot have a custom sport with a blown 347 just sitting there not running!!
 






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