Drag Truck - The Danger Ranger

Discussion in 'All Non-S197 Media' started by ksack, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. ksack

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    Tank isn't a permanent solution. It isn't pretty but it also doesn't leak. Getting the truck running without breaking the bank is the goal. $20 is much better than $200. Fuel cell will come eventually.


    All the stock ranger boxes run inside the frame rails. No way of getting the steering shaft to them. The coyote is a wide motor.
     
  2. ksack

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    Goal for the long weekend was to start it for the first time. Unfortunately a few weeks ago I melted one of the cam position sensors while welding some stuff. Ordered a new one and it turns out there are separate ones for the intake and exhaust cam and I ordered the wrong one. Closest one is 100 miles from me so it's going to have to wait until next weekend to give it a shot.
     
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  4. RocketcarX

    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    I've used a 20 gallon version of this for a customer and beside it not being packed as well as I would have liked it's been perfect. The 20 gallon cell is $125 shipped.
     
  5. ksack

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    It runs! Below is the video. You'll notice is stumbles after I give it a little gas. Log shows that it advances the spark and never brings it back. Throwing codes P0345 and P0349, both are cam position sensor A circuit/circuit intermittent. Only thing that changed since I pulled the motor was I melted a cam sensor and replaced it. Tried swapping banks with the sensors and threw same code so it isn't a bad sensor. Don't see any evidence of harness damage so I don't suspect a wiring problem. Took the alternator in and it tested good but I have other suspicions. I fried the starter on accident so I suspect I may have messed up the alternator but didn't show when it was bench tested. You can see from the log that the voltage does not go up once the motor is started which leads me to think I may have fried a diode. Only other possibility is there is some corrosion on the VCT solenoid plugs which may lead to a bad solenoid. I need to keep troubleshooting. Through all my forum digging, the causes I've found are bad battery, bad alternator, bad sensor, bad vct solenoid, damaged wires, or a broken cam phaser.

    Other progress: Brake lines installed and bled, need to wire line lock. Steering rack installed, needs an alignment and support bearing.



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  6. RocketcarX

    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    What do you mean by "melted a cam sensor"?
     
  7. tjm73

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    This was an mistake he talked about a few pages back.

     
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  8. ksack

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    Update to last. The other sensor plug wasn't fully seated due to plug deformation from the same welding. Complete oversight on my part and about $50 worth of sensors. Sensor will be here Wednesday so hopefully that'll solve that problem.
     
  9. Sky Render

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    This is a cool project.

    Doesn't Ford Racing make a control module that lets you run a Coyote without having to screw around with what stock sensors and modules you need to keep? I think it includes a DBW pedal and wiring harness, too.
     
  10. ksack

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    They do, but it only works for manual transmission. There are companies that make modules for the auto trans but that's an extra 1-2k. Instead, I went with a full swap from the donor F150. Cost about $5.5k for the full truck.
     
  11. ksack

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    Codes are gone with the new sensor. Still idles rough after about 15 seconds so I need to work on refining the tune with my tuner. This weekend I got the steering 100% finished and wired up the linelock. The switch that came with the Moroso kit was originally wired incorrectly so it was hot when the button was disengaged. Took it apart and wired it up correctly and now works as advertised. I'm going out of town for a couple weeks so don't expect much progress. Up next is getting the seat installed and it should be ready for a test drive once it gets all its fluids.
     
  12. ksack

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    Sometimes you forget how many things go together to get a vehicle running. Got the seat mounts installed and the floor pan patched last weekend. Sorry no pix of that for now. Spent the day cleaning out the garage and making room for both the donor and the race truck to fit while work sends me away for the next 5 months. The F150 barely fits in my garage but I got it in there. It had been in the driveway for the last year while I took parts off it. See y'all in October!
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  13. RocketcarX

    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    Where is work sending you, what do you do if you don't mind me asking? I love traveling, if I didn't work for myself I think I would have found a way to be on the road.
    Put some stabilizer in the ranger, or run the fuel out of it!
     
  14. tjm73

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    No updates for 5 months!?!?
     
  15. ksack

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    Didn't even think about stabilizer for the Ranger. Already have it lined up for the daily and didn't even consider it. Thanks! Going on an Uncle Sam sponsored trip to a far off land, if you catch my drift.
     
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