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    Default Me and my collection

    Figured I would make this post since Im new here and most of you know nothing about me. I have noticed a few replies in my threads that make me believe some of you think Im a REAL newbie so here are some of my other toys I have built or still working on just to give an idea on what my skill level is.

    So here is my old 88 Ranger Im most known for.



    I completely rebuild every inch of this truck. It had a Esslinger headed 2.3 with a c4 trans that ran 11.20s in True Street trim.I built the motor, the trans,the narrowed 8.8,the interior, I wired it...only thing I didnt do was spray the new paint.

    Sadly last Oct on what would have been its first 10sec pass the core plug popped out of the rear of the head and I drove through my own water at 120+mph and lost control then smacked the wall twice. It bent the frame at both ends and was totaled.


    Im now building a second 88 Ranger with much bigger goals.Here is my build thread on Turboford...this truck will be a serious effort for one of the fastest "2.3 turbo" vehicles in country.
    http://forum.turboford.org/cgi-bin/u...;f=30;t=000059



    Im building a 170ci tall deck Ford block with a new goal of 600+ rwhp and run deep in the 9s in True Street trim.
    Brian R.
    88 2.3t Ranger
    83 TC gt40p motor,Vortech,TFS1 cam,long tubes,MS PnP,T5,8.8,17x9 Cobra 17s

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    I spent all of last year building this car for my buddy Rodney in Canada.

    I built the motor, rewired the car, built the fuel system,did the engine bay and a ton of other small details.





    Im now building a 85 Cougar XR7 for him with very similar motor and drivetrain.
    Brian R.
    88 2.3t Ranger
    83 TC gt40p motor,Vortech,TFS1 cam,long tubes,MS PnP,T5,8.8,17x9 Cobra 17s

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    My other toy in progress is my 83 Ranger.

    I drug home a cab and frame of a rust free Arizona truck with only 31k on it.



    So far I have come up with this... Again, I built everything you see with my own hands.






    It has a EFI 5.0, c4, dual transfercases,d44 front axle,9" rear, bed mounted radiator,in pics its on 37" Iroks but now on 39.50" Boggers. I bent every tube and did all fab work myself.
    Brian R.
    88 2.3t Ranger
    83 TC gt40p motor,Vortech,TFS1 cam,long tubes,MS PnP,T5,8.8,17x9 Cobra 17s

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    Nice toys. Too bad about the Ranger
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
    '11 Focus, '12 Mustang 3.7, '17 Accord EX-L V6

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    Love the square body Rangers! Had an '88 and a '97 too, both 2.3's (non turbo of course,lol).
    '88 'bird, 1-family owned, original 302 converted to HO, T-5 swap, CHE upper/lower control arms, weld-in SFC's, BBK shorty headers & O/R H-pipe, Dynomax mufflers, fox GT tailpipes, Turbo Coupe 8.8 w/3.73's, 11" front brakes, lowered, Tokico Blue shocks/struts, Chuck W shock adapters and motor mounts, 15:1 rack & PS pump, custom alum. driveshaft, chrome '93 Cobra wheels, Falken tires, 20% tint, close to 190,000 miles!


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    AH haha, I see my old bumpers again!!
    gumby - beauty may fade, but stupid is forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumby View Post
    AH haha, I see my old bumpers again!!
    repurposed again!
    Brian R.
    88 2.3t Ranger
    83 TC gt40p motor,Vortech,TFS1 cam,long tubes,MS PnP,T5,8.8,17x9 Cobra 17s

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    Very nice collection of projects. You truly are talented.

    Go Fast the first time. The tickets the same.
    86 Thunderbird 5.0. All original good weather driver. Tbird Reg #53035
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    88 Thunderbird TC. Mostly original my daily driver. Tbird Reg #52883 Sold

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    Nice!
    1986 Mercury Cougar - 2.3T/T5 swap, TC brakes and suspension and rearend, 3" exhaust, 255 lph fuel pump, Stinger BOV, Gillis MBC @ 18 psi
    2003 Chevy Suburban Z71 - Daily driver
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    I had an 83 ranger with a '68 289 in it. It already had the motor swap done when I got it. I was only 18, and I ran that thing to death; pizza delivery, street racing, drifting, lol. All the things ignorant teens do with overpowered cars, lol.

    I think I saw it at the track last time I was there, I wish I had a way of knowing if that was my old truck.
    CoogarXR

    1986 LTD Wagon
    1985 Cougar XR-7


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