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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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We are all pulling for you! TGIF

how about everyone push for me.
tried changing a few things that didnt work in the tune. i am going to recheck on how i timed everything (after all, i did that when i got home from work close to midnight using flashlights and tired, what could possibly go wrong there). will check wiring as well (you would have to see the harness, they are dedicated to the locations and have a heat shield on them for crank, cam and O2 sensors). i also want to a some length to the coil harness on the even plug. its real tight and one good snap of the motor might pull it out. will have to get to all of that tomorrow.
 



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timing is very important so the Holley can recognize when cyl 1 is coming around
Start at TDC compression stroke CYL 1 then follow the simple chart posted

Both the cam and crank signal wires are purple going into and out of the ignition harness. Simple continuity test can tell if they are in the appropriate spots at the pcm
 






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well.....its the first week in october. winter could be a day, a week, or a month away. who knows.
guess what mr. dumbass is now doing.

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pulling the harness. its thanksgiving this weekend, and i have taken tuesday off in hopes i can rip all of this out, check it over FIND the problem, and put it back in. if you are wondering whats with all the wire, its so i can pull the harness out, and it will act as a way to pull it back in so i dont have to take everything apart.
 






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work smarter not harder!! good show
I feel for you! she will run!!!
 






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the good

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complete harness is out. had to cut 3 wires, but thats life i guess. i was amazed as well because it took maybe 45 mins to pull it out and have the stringers follow. i even managed to get the coil drivers down and out from behind the blower.

this was also a brilliant and stupid idea. needed a way to keep the injector harness from falling down into the trans tunnel. solution, us a p clip on the bolt that comes threw the firewall for the heater box or heater core

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the stupid part, trying to get at it when the blower is on the motor. try even getting to it with the stock manifold on and i bet its no fun. also for the record, that freaking thing is a 11mm. glad a have a few junk wrenches kicking around.

once i got it all out i started checking. at first i wasnt going to check the harness that goes to the injectors, but i figured its easy to pull so.....

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the first culprit. the black wire pretty much fell out, the yellow needed a little help. so i am happy that i have found one thing thats keeping it from running, but now i have to find terminals and i dont know the part number.....
looks like i'm eating crow this thanksgiving weekend.
 






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Why not disassemble the connector and solder the wires to the terminals inside it
 






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Why not disassemble the connector and solder the wires to the terminals inside it

because im good, but im not that good lol. i did luck out and found some of the pins that i need in my little gave yard of holley electrical parts so i was able to do the three that was needed (yes, i found another one). right now i am looking over how i did my coil drivers, and i am not convinced how i wired it (i did a stupid and cut one side of the connectors off...). not sure if i want to try fixing it right this moment or not, eyes are getting buggy
 












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Our Thanksgiving is over a month away so, you have more time. All in how you look at it.

you amuricans are funny with your holidays falling on the wrong days and all. i also look at it as if i see snow on the ground im out of time, and mother nature hates me.
oh, and there was snow on the ground a few mornings ago 20mins south of me, thats don's part of the world.
 












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Dang. It got down to about 45 here this am, couldn't find my parka. I almost died.

its that here right now and i am in the shed with a sweater on sorting threw my harness :cool: roflmao!

jamie i have a question. pin a on the grey coil driver, that is ground to body, and is d not used? trying to figure it out and i cant find a picture of these things.

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let me go look!!

Its almost 80 during the day here but low 40's at night. Been having a fire in the mornings. I love the fall and I am hoping for tons of snow,.....but I am like that and have a heated shop
I have a whole package of the holley pins if needed.
Are these your crimps that are coming apart? You need to check every one before it goes back in!
It does not help that the Holley crimp tool is like $300!!!!!!

here is from the instructions for the Holley 554-112 coil drivers, found on their website

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I am super encouraged by what you are finding!! SHE WILL RUN
 






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let me go look!!

Its almost 80 during the day here but low 40's at night. Been having a fire in the mornings. I love the fall and I am hoping for tons of snow,.....but I am like that and have a heated shop
I have a whole package of the holley pins if needed.
Are these your crimps that are coming apart? You need to check every one before it goes back in!
It does not help that the Holley crimp tool is like $300!!!!!!

here is from the instructions for the Holley 554-112 coil drivers, found on their website

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I am super encouraged by what you are finding!! SHE WILL RUN

so far i am getting by for pins. just had to look around at spare everything i have here, and its scattered everywhere.
yup, was the crimps that where not holding. i was using a pair of crappy crimpers, then dono lent me his, problem solved. (sorry for keeping them for the last 3 months btw lol)
needed to know where what was on the connector. didnt want to wire it upside down.
 






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so i believe i have gone as far as i can with the harness. i found (and how long its been like that, who knows) one coil driver wiring completely messed up. not one cylinder on bank 2 as i call it was right.
i looked at my iat sensor wiring as well as the map and couldnt find anything that looked bad. im going to put it back in and hope for the best.
if i have time tomorrow i will start putting it back in. dont think i will finish it but who knows how far it will get.
 






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dang Donalds beat me to it!!
HAHAHAHA
This would explain things wouldn't it!!
She will run say it with me now
 












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Tim, I'm sorry but the white flag GIF made me laugh out loud... This is a really big modification you are doing and clearly takes a tremendous amount of patience.. As aggravating as this is for you, you will get it going 1 way or another. You've been through too much together to throw in the towel.
 



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want to send me your holley wiring? we can do el cheapo shipping
 






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