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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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i called lowdollar racing today to ask how i can test their sensors to see if i had a bad one. long story short, they are sending a map and 0-100 psi sensor out free of charge in the chance i have a bad one. even eating the shipping as well. hows that for for customer service as well as standing behind your product!
 



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going back to the lowdollrr sensors........

they are sitting on my bench in my shed. remember, i am in canada, not the usa. i called them on tuesday, they were here wednessday.

 






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new info
MUST ROTATE CRANK BALANCER twice to get correct location for cam synchro
Check this diagram I made to help
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It must be dropped in at the 185 degree BTDC mark on the balancer BUT ALSO on the BTDC stroke of the crank
I had it stabbed on the after top dead center stroke.
I am updating all threads

Basically at the end of the day the signal from our cam synchro to let the Holley know cyl 1 is coming around
Must occur 185 degrees before tdc on compression stroke
So you can see from the diagram how that is done
Phew I’m exhausted

Thank the dudes on the classic broncos forum for taking me to school
 

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so i threw in the towel today

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my brain for what ever reason is scrambled from looking at wire diagrams, i took the coil harness to a buddy of mine on the weekend to get him to make the changes. well, he screwed it up more then i did (cant blame him, he didnt do worse then i did). while talking to jamie on the phone, he mentioned something like "if i had it here, i would be able to fix it in no time flat" as i start to think, a shop would charge more then a 100 a hour to fix it, and who knows how long, or if i could find a place to take it to, so it got boxed up and sent out to jamie. hopefully it gets to him tomorrow, and back here for the weekend. just want it to start and run so i dont have to store it away from my control.
 






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Seems like someone should be building these harnesses
i was thinking the same thing, the problem would be how much of a demand would there be?

and whoot! it looks like its a hour or 2 away from him now.
 






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jamie messaged me this morning. his word, the wiring is screwed up lol. and not one wire was correct. in a way this doesnt surprise me at all. that was the nail biter to make in my opinion. hopefully he can post all my screw ups so we can all learn from it.

thanks again jamie for fixing it.
 






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Yes the coil pack wiring was not correct! It is fixed now and is headed back North to Canada
This is a snowball effect, if one wire is off then it causes, another and another.......
I'm hoping the truck fires right off with these corrections

Hang in there Tim this stuff is NOT EASY!!!!!!!!!

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We must think of this waste fire system as just 4 coils
Each coil fires for two cylinders
If the wiring to those coils is not correct then you will be firing the spark all over the place and it will never run

I chopped up the harness Tim sent me being careful not to lose any length
I carefully labeled each cylinder feed wire from the holley harness and then did the combinations so they match the combos ford sets from the factory
Harness was shipped back today he should have it Friday! Fingers crossed
Harness now matches my updated PDF files of the terminator to ford wiring diagram
it also matches the ford factory wiring at the coil packs
This would make troubleshooting much easier if needed

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so this little harness has travelled around 2000 miles in the last 4 days.

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waited and waited for the fed ex guy to show up so i could put it back on and see what would happen.
of course evil wouldnt be evil without throwing some type of curve ball at me.

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noticed that just as i was about to plug it in, lucky for me i have spares kicking around, or a bunch of them in trucks at work if it came to it.
plugged everything back in, one connector is a little tight so later on i will have to add to it (no biggie and jamie had to do this blind not knowing how much spare wire there was).
moment of truth. all plugged in and ready to start, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand..........

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this truck has pissed me off to no end. it didnt have a cam error the last time, so it looks like i have timed it wrong or something. at the moment dono was fixing my laptop and my son is going to pick it up today. i will have to wait until tomorrow and turn the cam sensor off in the software and see if it will start.
its also a good thing that you overnighted this to me jamie. i didnt know until last night that there is no delivery tomorrow for fed ex, and more them likely wouldnt have this until monday. looks like i have to play around with this thing more....yay...
 






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So the #6 red led is the cam sync signal? Your getting closer.
 












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Might not be of help, but if any sensor wiring was flip flopped during the initial troubleshooting, it might want to be flip flopped back.
 






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Number six is the crank sensor not cam


Sensor Maybe too far away from balancer?

Ground wire goes to cpu ground
Signal wire goes to crank sensor signal
Power goes to pin b20 clean 12v power

Setup in software for hall effect sensor

Oh man she’s getting close! I had a red light like 15 times and then vrooooom
 






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Number six is the crank sensor not cam


Sensor Maybe too far away from balancer?

Ground wire goes to cpu ground
Signal wire goes to crank sensor signal
Power goes to pin b20 clean 12v power

Setup in software for hall effect sensor

Oh man she’s getting close! I had a red light like 15 times and then vrooooom

stand corrected, crank sensor......which is worse. i have my laptop back, thanks don! and will have to look at the settings in the morning. i know i was messing around with stuff seeing if something would make it fire off, and will have to look at what i changed.
 



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