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Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105268 09/24/19 01:22 AM
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Getting the Wheeling Fever
Well, I got Fortuetus Eduardo hauled back to his new home, 19 hrs on the road but worth it. Didn't feel safe driving him over 500 miles before I had a chance to check out his health, besides, I didn't have a license plate.

Don't know if the noise is actually main or rod bearings, beginning to think it could be slop in the timing or balance shaft chains. Sounds like the motorcycle I used to own when it's timing chain tensioner block was worn out. Anyone have any information on this that would help me figure it out?


Gonna have to update my "signature" to include him now.


'87 GEN1 Dodge Raider 5-speed 2.6L w/ Weber (HAGAR)
'87 Ford Ranger STX 5-speed 2.9L V6
‘88 GEN1 Dodge Raider AT 2.6L w/ Weber (HELGA)
'95 Ford Bronco Eddy Bauer
'99 Toyota 4-Runner Limited 3" lift

WELCOME TO MY "USED" CAR LOT
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Re: 87 Gen1 Rebuild in Kansas [Re: Tuxedo_Ranch] #1105270 09/24/19 02:14 AM
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Tuxedo_Ranch Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Been spending my limited time at home working on the 87 Ranger for my youngest son to drive. My middle son exploded the tranny and t-case driving it while the rear drive shaft CV joint was bad (massive counter weight). Broke the complete tranny rear mounting plate off allowing the t-case to slam into its' skid plate, smashing it's case also.

Just gotta get the drive shaft fixed and the motor running better and it will be complete for now. Then it's time to start tearing down HAGAR. Gonna strip all the interior out and pull the body off the frame so the body shop can start working on all his modifications. "Bob" off the rear top, repair all the cancer, make doors removable (like a Jeep), complete with Dark Desert Tan Line-X inside and out. Then I'll install custom roll bar, 4" fender flares and snorkel. Body installed on frame with 2" lift.

While body is in shop I plan to clean up and strengthen frame, then coat with POR-15. Fix all oil leaks and clean up wiring harness removing all un-needed (emissions) connections. Install new front bumper w/ 9000 Lb. winch and new rear pipe bumper.

All this is new to me, any body have some helpful words of wisdom for me?

Thanks!


'87 GEN1 Dodge Raider 5-speed 2.6L w/ Weber (HAGAR)
'87 Ford Ranger STX 5-speed 2.9L V6
‘88 GEN1 Dodge Raider AT 2.6L w/ Weber (HELGA)
'95 Ford Bronco Eddy Bauer
'99 Toyota 4-Runner Limited 3" lift

WELCOME TO MY "USED" CAR LOT
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