Ranger Forum Home Logo
Ranger Forum Home FR


Ford-rangers.com is a discussion forum, a Ranger forum for people who have questions about fixing or modifying
their Ford Rangers or people who just admire their Ranger. Please join and enjoy sharing experiences!

No Ads When Registered :)

Beating around the bush
 Rate Topic 
 Posted: Thu Sep 20th, 2018 02:34 am
black06xlt
salvage auto dismantler



Joined: Sat Nov 25th, 2017
Location: Flushing OhioUSA
Posts: 1378
Name: 
Occupation: 
Interests: my wife my kids ford rangers
Status: 
Online
Reputation: 
Reputation Points: 3093
A few months ago I bought a 2wd 95 splash with having the idea of building it. I want to build it but i want something that no one else in the ranger world has. I thought about building a turbo 2.3 dropping a 5.0 or a mod motor but all of that has been done. Now I'm going to steer you of the topic. The past few years I ve been helping my dad build a 31 model a. The car is going to be a period correct street rod. And this build has got the gears turning of a unique build for my splash. Some of you may know where I'm going with this. The step side bed is really what led me in this direction. Ok so here is my idea. A modern ranger with a flat head v8. When them little engines are built right you can make some decent power. Offenhauser heads 3 webber's stroked a little for more cubes light weight assembly for higher rpms.



____________________
2006 ranger xlt ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
1992 ranger xlt reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd (SOLD)
1996 explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0 AWD sold
1995 ranger splash reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd
2001 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0 4x4 auto
1998 Ranger XLT ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Sep 20th, 2018 02:49 am
Eddie Money
Member



Joined: Mon Nov 13th, 2017
Posts: 637
Name: 
Occupation: 
Interests: 
Status: 
Online
Reputation: 
Reputation Points: 992
I like where you're going. Majority are modding for updates and conveniences. Check this out. I think the post is the precursor to the video but I didnt read threw it much other than to see it mentioned rangers and flathead. Had to search up rodded rangers cause you made me curious. 

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/help-me-find-something-to-put-a-flathead-ford-into/59685/page1/



____________________





2007 Sport 4door 4x4 4.0L SOHC V6 Ranger
PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Thu Sep 20th, 2018 03:06 am
Eddie Money
Member



Joined: Mon Nov 13th, 2017
Posts: 637
Name: 
Occupation: 
Interests: 
Status: 
Online
Reputation: 
Reputation Points: 992
Read through the link. Not to interesting and could be a coincidence of names but I PMd you a link on another thread.



____________________





2007 Sport 4door 4x4 4.0L SOHC V6 Ranger
PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Sep 21st, 2018 02:45 am
1qaz
Member



Joined: Sun Feb 25th, 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 169
Name: 
Occupation: 
Interests: 
Status: 
Offline
Reputation: 
Reputation Points: 1034
You'll have lots of room in the engine bay.  Get a clear, see through hood...flatheads need to be seen.

Speaking of a 31 Model A hot rod....

PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Fri Sep 21st, 2018 02:48 am
black06xlt
salvage auto dismantler



Joined: Sat Nov 25th, 2017
Location: Flushing OhioUSA
Posts: 1378
Name: 
Occupation: 
Interests: my wife my kids ford rangers
Status: 
Online
Reputation: 
Reputation Points: 3093
My dads is 31 model a 2 door 5 window sedan on 32 rails. I need to get a pic of it



____________________
2006 ranger xlt ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
1992 ranger xlt reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd (SOLD)
1996 explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0 AWD sold
1995 ranger splash reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd
2001 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0 4x4 auto
1998 Ranger XLT ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Tue Sep 25th, 2018 06:13 pm
black06xlt
salvage auto dismantler



Joined: Sat Nov 25th, 2017
Location: Flushing OhioUSA
Posts: 1378
Name: 
Occupation: 
Interests: my wife my kids ford rangers
Status: 
Online
Reputation: 
Reputation Points: 3093
Going tonight after work to look at flathead out of 48 f100.



____________________
2006 ranger xlt ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
1992 ranger xlt reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd (SOLD)
1996 explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0 AWD sold
1995 ranger splash reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd
2001 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0 4x4 auto
1998 Ranger XLT ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Tue Sep 25th, 2018 08:00 pm
Mike69

Mustang Nut



Joined: Sun Oct 22nd, 2017
Location: Toms River  New JerseyUSA
Posts: 940
Name: Mike
Occupation: Merchandising
Interests: Vintage Mustangs, 4X4's, car shows, & woodworking
Status: 
Offline
Reputation: 
Reputation Points: 1665
black06xlt wrote:
A few months ago I bought a 2wd 95 splash with having the idea of building it. I want to build it but i want something that no one else in the ranger world has. I thought about building a turbo 2.3 dropping a 5.0 or a mod motor but all of that has been done. Now I'm going to steer you of the topic. The past few years I ve been helping my dad build a 31 model a. The car is going to be a period correct street rod. And this build has got the gears turning of a unique build for my splash. Some of you may know where I'm going with this. The step side bed is really what led me in this direction. Ok so here is my idea. A modern ranger with a flat head v8. When them little engines are built right you can make some decent power. Offenhauser heads 3 webber's stroked a little for more cubes light weight assembly for higher rpms.
Sounds like that would be awesome. That would be sooooo cool to pop the hood & see the flathead under the hood of the Ranger.



____________________
08 Escape 4x4(spare)
00 Ranger Extd Cab 4x4 4.0 OHV, Auto(My DD)
99 Explorer Sport 4x4 4.0 SOHC, Auto( Wife's DD)
69 Mustang Coupe 5.0, 5 spd(Project & my future toy)
14 Kawasaki Vulcan (Wife's Toy)
PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Wed Sep 26th, 2018 12:20 am
black06xlt
salvage auto dismantler



Joined: Sat Nov 25th, 2017
Location: Flushing OhioUSA
Posts: 1378
Name: 
Occupation: 
Interests: my wife my kids ford rangers
Status: 
Online
Reputation: 
Reputation Points: 3093
That's what I was getting at and not to mention the fact that nobody has one. I've always been intrigued by the flathead v8 and just the looks of the engine itself is cool



____________________
2006 ranger xlt ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
1992 ranger xlt reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd (SOLD)
1996 explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0 AWD sold
1995 ranger splash reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd
2001 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0 4x4 auto
1998 Ranger XLT ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Wed Sep 26th, 2018 12:21 am
black06xlt
salvage auto dismantler



Joined: Sat Nov 25th, 2017
Location: Flushing OhioUSA
Posts: 1378
Name: 
Occupation: 
Interests: my wife my kids ford rangers
Status: 
Online
Reputation: 
Reputation Points: 3093
So weather or not I go through with the ranger model A idea or not. I bought a flathead v8 with an extra block and an extra set of heads



____________________
2006 ranger xlt ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
1992 ranger xlt reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd (SOLD)
1996 explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0 AWD sold
1995 ranger splash reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd
2001 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0 4x4 auto
1998 Ranger XLT ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
PM Quote Reply



© 2007-2018 Jim -N- Chris
Page processed in 0.1839 seconds (16% database + 84% PHP). 67 queries executed.