my ranger's shifter literally broke off of the transmission.
no driver's side window
seatbelts didn't work.
******* loved that truck.
sidenote - my miata's block has a hole in it. it was on fire when it happened.
unfortunately the fire didn't claim the whole car, so i have a ******* nb in the back with a vta block
Sadly, Yes. Mine was an 88 2.3 longbed that my Grandfather bought brand new. I got it after he passed and completely loved the truck, but it started to get kind of run down. Had just completed a 4" suspension drop and was about to drop in a 2.3 turbo I hacked together from a TurboChicken/XR4Ti.
Ford used really poor quality wire and the pvc jacket just falls off the wire, it shorted out and caught fire. I put all my heart and soul in that truck and was completely crushed to watch it burn. Actually attempted to rebuild it but abandoned the project and tried to sell it after I couldn't get the motor to run correctly. Had one kid come by to look at it and ended up walking, so I sold it to my brother who is going to complete the turbo motor install with megasquirt.
The motor in it now is a stock 2.3 with short header, a homebrew ported head and racerwalsh stage 3 cam. Truck has a serious lope to the idle for a 4 cylinder and pulls really hard way past redline. Come to find out the cam belt skipped a tooth which is why it wasn't running very well, plus the high pressure fuel pump died.
First picture is the stock Ford Ranger fuel system.
The rest are HIS new fuel system...
I was too busy enjoying the win. I drove it around the block yesterday. The SOB sounds so much beefier than before
It is nice to get a project on the road.
This came in the mail yesterday (amazing that it was only $0.35 shipping). Three heavy layers of thick cardboard. Shoe above it for size comparison:
So what was in it?
Something I have always wanted. A Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven 45. You couldn't buy these in stores. Only released to radio stations. I stole this one at $78. I had bid $151 on three others this year and $400+ on a slightly rarer version of one (different cover/label). Lost all the other bids by less than $5.