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Old 12-15-2009, 11:33 AM   #11
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I haven't seen any new episodes for a while. how's the dodge/ford project coming along?
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:14 PM   #12
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Great to have you on Kevin!Loved the paintucation website.
I went the lazy way with a carb (or 2 at first) with a 302.

A lot of good info and willing to help people on this little site.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:49 PM   #13
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Another question Greg........ who's rear mounted fuel tank did you use? also, what fuel delivery system and how is it regulated. We're doing ours in two phazes... keeping the midship tank for the first basic swap, then g oing to rear mounted tank for weight transfer and exhaust room, along with lowering and other custom stuff...

Thanks agian for your help! BTW, I am in awe of the electronic challenge that you rose to in amting the two systems..... I have to say that we're going a different rout and using somebody's system that's designed for 4V modular swaps. It's brand new and essentially does the same thing that you have done, but with very simple connections. I am looking foreword to telling people about some of the innovations we have the chance to see in our line of work.


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I am also using the midship tank. I ran a return back and am going to use the existing rail mounted regualtor. Also had to modify the pump assy. in the tank some to incorporate the return line. The PCM controls the voltage to the fuel pump on mine, but should be able to shut that off via software.

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Old 12-16-2009, 08:17 AM   #14
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Johnny are you the guy with the Charcoal Grey B2500? are you going to use a different fuel pump? I'm not sure what we're goingto do with the first stage, but we're switching to a Cobra system for the blown 4.6 We'll probably just replace the module in the tank to a higher flow rate pump (Marauder spec...)

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Johnny are you the guy with the Charcoal Grey B2500? are you going to use a different fuel pump? I'm not sure what we're goingto do with the first stage, but we're switching to a Cobra system for the blown 4.6 We'll probably just replace the module in the tank to a higher flow rate pump (Marauder spec...)

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Yup that's me. I used the stock Mark VIII pump on the Mazda pick-up sendor/ assy.

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Old 12-18-2009, 05:59 PM   #16
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Hey KT, you're good with body work so you should make a big fiberglass bum in the bed. That blown Cobra setup is going to haul ass.
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Yeah.... but the fiberglass gets itchy fast, and I wouldn't get past the first cheek before I had to quit, then where would I be? It would just look like a Scion or something. The front mounts for the Cobra IRS are exactly in the middle of the frame rails, so making mounting points for the rear and spring poclets should be realatively easy. Dialing in the ride height and the correct plane for both front and rear is the main challenge... then it;'s finding the correct offset of wheel/tire to fit under the bed.

I'm really looking foreword to driving this one! Lots of our projects are fun to test out, but this one will be like my HD/L F150 with twice the power ( or half the weight, however you look at it more fun)

We'll keep y'all posted. in the meantime, have a great Holiday and merry Christmas!

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Hey Kevin, about your question on 281ranger's fuel tank. Like he said thats a factory rear auxiliary tank. I installed one in my truck also (I have a '92 Ranger). Unfortunately they DO NOT make these tanks new, nor do they make the sending units new. You have to find original parts, which can be very tricky. I was lucky enough to find one from a member on here by posting a wanted ad in the "wanted to buy" forum, it came out of his daily driver, he didn't use it so he just took it out and sold it to me, I had to get the crossmember seperately (also very hard to find). Another problem is I'll have to modify the sending unit, it has the wrong ohms and doesn't work properly with the newer gauges.

All in all, get a fuel cell, LOL. OR, you can use a Bronco II tank, its 22 gallons compared to the aux tank's 13 gallons. You can get them and the sending units new. You just need to install the crossmembers from a Bronco II. You have to cut the inside of the bed to fit it, but I have a feeling you'll be doing that anyway.

The IRS should be cool. My friend is putting a Mark VIII IRS in his '98 Ranger. Its bagged and it already has a stock floor body drop, he built a new frame out of 2x3 from the firewall back, now hes just adding the IRS. He had to narrow it 6 inches overall, which he did by fabricating new control arms.
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