Hey, it was the 70s. CB radios were ubiquitous - and not every CBer was a "10-4 there good buddy' stereotype yahoo.I had a 10'whip CB antenna on the quarter panel of a 69 mach 1. There will never be a picture of that atrocity posted anywhere.
THAT would something to be "ashamed" of as long as nobody had to see it.
Having a MII with something similar would be reason to change your identity, and go into hiding.
That would be a decent choice if I was looking for max power/lowest cost, but there's more to this build than that. I was originally just going to do a HIC (headers, intake, cam) and call it a day, but the thought occurred to me: When am I gonna get a better opportunity to build another Ford smallblock - something I hadn't done since the late 90s? My oldest son and I had a blast asssembling a 351W from the bare block and stuffing it into my '66 Fastback. The opportunity to do the same with the 91's motor was too hard to resist. Stroking it was a no-brainerif we were going to strip it to the block - so there you have it. It's not a MAX-POWER build by any stretch of the imagination. More of a father/son projectUh why... Just grab an explorer longblock add cam of choice and turbo.. more power than the 347 at a lower cost.
The Ranger is a STUD as a tow rig. It pulled the Mustang and a U-Haul trailer with power to spare. I've towed the Mustang or a Focus race car back and forth from FL to SC a few times now and I'm more than impressed.Nice project.
How is the Ranger for towing? I'd like to get a truck and am weighing the Ranger vs F150 right now. I'd like to be able to tow my fox.
Cool. A lot of people do the same. I got my HAM ticket some years back, so I also roll with a 2 Meter rig. You can see the antenna mounted on the rear door in the picture where I'm towing the Fox.I still use a CB when I go off-road in the 4Runner. They're great out in the wild yonder.
Oh, I might have a few goodies purchased already....Ok, back on track! Let's let everyone live and let live.....
Whatcha doing to the 347? I know it's not just gonna be a rotating assembly upgrade and leave everything else alone. We all know that's not how it works....
Strong! Just got the car a month ago (bought it from my uncle, been in the family for 10 years). I’ll be bringing it to the strip here soon. I’d guess close to 400whp and high 11’s @ 115ish?Very Nice! Like the look of the black upper. How does she run with those goodies?