My '92 2wd 302 Swapped Track Truck - Build Thread

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  1. Erik Beeman

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    I have a hydraulic setup, wilwood reservour, steel braided line and a cnc push slave. Works amazing, as light as a feather
     
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    Sweet. Id like to get more info on this setup from ya if possible. Shot ya a text [702 area code]. Did you chop up the headers to use on your twin turbo kit?
     
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    What did you about alternator connection. And fuel if you don't mind me asking ?
     
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    I wanted to stay away from a serpentine setup so I purposefully stuck with a Vbelt. I am only running my alternator and water pump, both of which are Ford parts. The older Vbelt alternators are from the older F150's, at least that is what I bought mine from. A big thing for me was to design this build using as little custom built parts as possible so that I could always source of-the-shelf items. The older Vbelt alternators are externally regulated. If you run an external regulator you want to make sure to run a resistor on the I port of the of regulator. I will have to double back on what the resistor size is, I don't remember my calculation so for ease of purpose I will check the truck later.
     
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    Still around, constantly lurking.

    I moved to Oregon and finally have my Toyota with me. Every year or two I seem to dig in and keep modifying. The transmission is out again and I'm waiting for it to be rebuilt, I keep tearing through them!

    *I'm currently redoing the fuel system; I running an Aeromotive 11203 pump and matching it with the Aeromotive 13204 pressure regulator, rising rate. I had always been having issues with the standard Holley FPR and fluctuating pressures or volume and was never really a fan. Time to step it up and get the reliable fuel I need.

    *I also junked the brand new Wieand Xccelerator intake with the Holley 570 VS carb that I bought last year, I wasn't a fan of them. I reworked and ported the E7 heads, did springs to match the cam, and ported my trusty Torquer 289. Also went back to the Holley 650DP MS, the truck is really a blast with this setup. I'm hoping to put down 300+ on motor. We'll see!

    *Cleaning up wiring that I left lingering a few years back.

    *Exploring the Ford 8.8 rear end narrowing procedure. I love the 3.73LSD and disk brakes, but hate the fact that I've been running two different sets of rims because of the addition axle width of the 8.8. Has anybody here done the 8.8 narrowing procedure?

    This is all in hopes to getting a legal license plate here in OR. Now that would be cool.

    Any new 302 swaps out there?!
     
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    Updates with pictures. LOTS of work done recently. I typically only upload photos once the task is fully complete.
    Even if no one follows, I use this thread for my own build tracking :lol:

    New dash. First dash I built years ago was with Equus gauges and it was time for a refresh, seemed outdated. This time I went with the Intellitronix create-a-dash system which is all electronic. New oil, fuel, water sendors/sensors as well as the T5 electric speedo conversion.

    Parts used were
    Intellitronix Create-A-Dash
    LED blinkers & high beam indicators
    Smoked acrylic faceplate
    Rubber trim
    6-pin connectors
    (2) 10-space terminal blocks fed by Ign On relay. erik dash.jpg
    Dash1.jpg dash2.jpg dash3.jpg dash4.jpg dash5.jpg dash6.jpg
     
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    SICK!!

    I have an Equus tach...hate it! Too slow to respond...accuracy is eh?
     
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    cool build thread.i have a 92 2wd also,and am wanting to swap my 302 out of my mustang into my truck.not much info that i can find on 2wd trucks doing this swap,tons of 4wd tho.

    couple questions for you,i am also gonna use the nwor motor mounts.what did you do for headers,exhaust?radiator?im gonna run a c4 auto for now and am gonna swap a 8.8 also.i am building this truck for "street" racing.any help or pics would be great.
     
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    I tried a couple off the shelf headers for a 302 (BBK shorty and china no-namers) and neither of them fit. It's just a nice tight fit once it's all in there. I ended up building my own headers. If you don't have the ability to make your own, you might want to look into the NWOR kit, I believe they sell custom 302 headers.

    You will want as much cooling as you can get. These aren't exactly big engine bays, and depending what kind of power your going to make and how you're going to drive, they run on the hotter side. I'm running a Howe Racing double pass 3" core aluminum radiator and a 2500cfm electric fan with a high volume pump and run about 190-195°.

    Keep in mind I'n running carb'd and the old Vbelt setup for my own reasons, the modern serpentine fuel injected 5.0s are longer in the front and will give you even less room to work with. See photo below of my clearance
     

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    Still here.
    About to throw up an update on the finally narrowed rear end :cool:
     

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