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thought about that too.. one of the other for sure. You can be as carefull as you can possibly be..brake fluid will get spilled seems like. For me anyway



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So I cleaned out the head bolt threads in the block, yesterday, now the only hold up is head bolts  themselves 




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did u get pushrods?



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410customs wrote:
did u get pushrods?
No... waitng on headbolts..they wil be next week that say



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 So little clutch update...

I'm using the "infamous" f550 master with the ranger pushrod, 280z slave(7/8 bore)
 The f550 has 1/8 inch more travel..
So..you need to take the safety clutch switch apart..grind an 1/8 inch of the plastic slider..and the back of the clutch peddle..
((IF YOU DONT GRIND THE PLASTIC AND BACK OF THE CLUTCH PEDDLE, YOU WONT GET THE EXTRA 1/8 INCH OF TRAVEL IF YOU NEED IT))

 I do have an adjustable pivot ball on the bellhousing  that I can adjust to get rhe peddle to release qhere I want it to.. I may not have needed to grind on the clutch peddle,  an 1/8 off of it. Better safe than sorry

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Oh..one.more thing.. 
With these headgaskets, heads milled to 58cc's, "should" put me at 9.7-9.8:1 compression..qhich is where I really need to be..we'll see.



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Here is my hunk of burning love..its been in that spot for 2 long  years! So yeah man, I'm glad its finally happening!
 My new rebuilt zspec 2.95 first gear t5 with the pro tower  shifter..for those "just incase" I need to bang gers..☕🎬

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Cool, first time I've seen your truck.



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JAMMAN wrote:
Cool, first time I've seen your truck.
Looks like a pile..but..its coming togerher now



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anyone have any idea what this went to..i either pulled it loose or something...



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Ports seem to line up well between the intake and 


the heads.this is without the head gasket on..so should be perfect



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Does that wire continue up the column? I have 3 X 2000 within sneezing distance I'll go out and look. I have a wiring diagram also.



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JAMMAN wrote:
Does that wire continue up the column? I have 3 X 2000 within sneezing distance I'll go out and look. I have a wiring diagram also.
I'm not sure.. almost seems like I left it there for a reason.. maybe when I took off the autoshifter off the colum



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that's the overdrive button wires



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410customs wrote:
that's the overdrive button wires
Thank ya sir.. I wont be needing that any more...lol



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Anyone have in experience qith this more than me?? Injector guy is saying this...




Yes, these are the good ones. Genuine Ford Racing Bosch EV6 injectors. 30 lb/hr at 39 PSI. FYI, the 99-01 Explorers use a mechanical returnless system at 65 PSI. These injectors in that setup would flow a LOT more, and that would need to be tuned for. The 96-98 Rangers used the standard 39 PSI return style system, and these flow the normal 30.75 lb/hr in that application and requires just normal injector tuning.

FYI, we offer everything you need as far as tuning the EQEx computers out of the 99-01 and the 96-98 PCMs as well. We can change the injector size to proper Ford Racing specs in either computer, using either fuel pressure. But it's recommended on 99-01's with these injectors to put in a return style fuel system and regulate it down to 39 PSI (and tune to match).

We offer the PATS delete, performance tuning in 87 or 93 octane, and injector tuning you need.

Either way, you can pull the trigger with confidence on these injectors. They're EV6 injectors, but use the EV1 style connectors. Now the 96-98 have EV1 style (Bosch Minitimer) connectors from the factory. But 99-01 Explorer 5.0's had EV6 injectors from the factory that use the EV6 style (USCAR) injector connectors. So if you're using these injectors in a 99-01, you'll need either adapters, or to buy the connector housings and switch them over. These injectors have the rectangular Bosch EV1 type connectors, not the D-shaped USCAR EV6 type connectors.

Yes, these are theYes, these are the good ones. Genuine Ford Racing Bosch EV6 injectors. 30 lb/hr at 39 PSI. FYI, the 99-01 Explorers use a mechanical returnless system at 65 PSI. These injectors in that setup would flow a LOT more, and that would need to be tuned for. The 96-98 Rangers used the standard 39 PSI return style system, and these flow the normal 30.75 lb/hr in that application and requires just normal injector tuning.

FYI, we offer everything you need as far as tuning the EQEx computers out of the 99-01 and the 96-98 PCMs as well. We can change the injector size to proper Ford Racing specs in either computer, using either fuel pressure. But it's recommended on 99-01's with these injectors to put in a return style fuel system and regulate it down to 39 PSI (and tune to match).

We offer the PATS delete, performance tuning in 87 or 93 octane, and injector tuning you need.

Either way, you can pull the trigger with confidence on these injectors. They're EV6 injectors, but use the EV1 style connectors. Now the 96-98 have EV1 style (Bosch Minitimer) connectors from the factory. But 99-01 Explorer 5.0's had EV6 injectors from the factory that use the EV6 style (USCAR) injector connectors. So if you're using these injectors in a 99-01, you'll need either adapters, or to buy the connector housings and switch them over. These injectors have the rectangular Bosch EV1 type connectors, not the D-shaped USCAR EV6 type connectors. good ones. Genuine Ford Racing Bosch EV6 injectors. 30 lb/hr at 39 PSI. FYI, the 99-01 Explorers use a mechanical returnless system at 65 PSI. These injectors in that setup would flow a LOT more, and that would need to be tuned for. The 96-98 Rangers used the standard 39 PSI return style system, and these flow the normal 30.75 lb/hr in that application and requires just normal injector tuning.

FYI, we offer everything you need as far as tuning the EQEx computers out of the 99-01 and the 96-98 PCMs as well. We can change the injector size to proper Ford Racing specs in either computer, using either fuel pressure. But it's recommended on 99-01's with these injectors to put in a return style fuel system and regulate it down to 39 PSI (and tune to match).

We offer the PATS delete, performance tuning in 87 or 93 octane, and injector tuning you need.

Either way, you can pull the trigger with confidence on these injectors. They're EV6 injectors, but use the EV1 style connectors. Now the 96-98 have EV1 style (Bosch Minitimer) connectors from the factory. But 99-01 Explorer 5.0's had EV6 injectors from the factory that use the EV6 style (USCAR) injector connectors. So if you're using these injectors in a 99-01, you'll need either adapters, or to buy the connector housings and switch them over. These injectors have the rectangular Bosch EV1 type connectors, not the D-shaped USCAR EV6 type connectors.



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why cant you get 30# injectors for the 65 psi returnless style system?



You are planning to run returnless.......... that is what your donor explorer had and that is what all 98+ Rangers are the 65 psi system one fuel line to the engine



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410customs wrote:
why cant you get 30# injectors for the 65 psi returnless style system?



You are planning to run returnless.......... that is what your donor explorer had and that is what all 98+ Rangers are the 65 psi system one fuel line to the engine

Well bro, the problem is I'm not sure which ones to get.. I didnt want to change anything g as far as fuel system.. stock returnless fuel system. One less thing for me to worry about



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Finally got the head bolts in! Now to ge these suckers permanently mounted, measure for the pushrods..  then finish putting the truck together.  Man, its been two lonnng years.. I can't wait to hear this thing!!




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Head gaskets on going on.. finally the heads will be bolted on for the final time!

 Clayed the pistons to check piston to valve clearance.. waiting on my brother to bring the micrometer.. should be good(I hope)
 They say minimum of 120 thousands I believe 



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Ok.. so got the pushrods measured at  6.736, so I'll order 6.750 I think? Anyone have any more more experience than me at this have a suggestion?



Piston to valve clearence.... 
.100.They say you want .120 thousands.. ayone know?


About as close to the center of the valve stem I could seem to get...





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Junglejoe wrote:
Fox body seats on the ranger seat tracks.direct bolt on
What year foxbody?



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VelociRanger wrote:
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Fox body seats on the ranger seat tracks.direct bolt on
What year foxbody?

These were 92.. but all  of them are the same



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THAT is centered on the valve stem for sure!!
I think you will be okay with the 6.75 rods, it is always nice to see your real world measurements match up with what Trickflow would send = re assurance
For the piston to valve clearance....not my expertise I would have to research just like you. But I can say at least there is clearance, Clarence



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Yeah what I'm not sure of.. is do you add for the lifter hydraulics...when the plunger goes down.. or what. 
This measurement was with a pumped(solid) lifter.. Ive red anywhere between .020-.050 you add.
 I'll wait and make sure before I order them



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