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Jim O'Day
Jim O'Day New Reader
12/15/22 1:18 p.m.

In reply to Shavarsh :

It's been a great engine. Noticeably less torque than the V8's in the Cam-T class, but it's easier to drive (less pedaling it and catching the rear on turn exit).

I believe it's competitive at any level. 

It accelerates better since swapping in the lite weight flywheel and doesn't vibrate, lol.

Jim O'Day
Jim O'Day New Reader
12/22/22 12:53 p.m.

Electric power steering

2014 toyota corolla donor

EricM SuperDork
12/23/22 11:46 a.m.

Holy E36 M3!

Jim O'Day
Jim O'Day New Reader
12/24/22 1:52 p.m.

Work is continuing on the electric power steering. 

Jim O'Day
Jim O'Day New Reader
1/22/23 9:53 a.m.

The Ranger GT at Bristol baby. Electric power steering completed currently working on the fuel cell for e85.


AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/22/23 12:12 p.m.

Oh man I forgot about this one. Glad to see it on page 1 again!

Jim O'Day
Jim O'Day New Reader
2/1/23 9:12 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Thanks, it's a work in progress. I'm looking forward to doing the composites and exterior finish, but I have to get the functional stuff completed first.

Jim O'Day
Jim O'Day New Reader
10/15/23 11:31 a.m.

The Ranger is up for sale. I would like to see it go to an enthusiast, so I can follow the progress.

 87 Ford Ranger GT    24,500$

  • Custom built Ford Ranger as a tribute to the 1980’s mini truck racing series. Designed to daily drive and compete in autocross events as well as car shows.
  • Complete street legal car and a great daily driver.
  • Custom designed chassis with double A arm suspension.
  • Adjustable coil over shocks.
  • Flaming River rack n pinion steering with electric assist.
  • Custom aluminum fuel tank.
  • Dana Spicer aluminum drive shaft.
  • Ron Francis wiring harness.
  • New Ford 3.7 V6 double overhead variable cam engine.
  • 6 speed manual transmission.
  • HP tuner PCM control.
  • Custom gauges.
  • Vintage Air heat/AC system.
  • 3 sets of wheels and tires.
  • Call for more details

Next step is composite fender flares, hood, tonneau cover and minor interior details.

Jim (208)590-2668

Jim O'Day
Jim O'Day New Reader
10/15/23 11:33 a.m.

Jim O'Day
Jim O'Day New Reader
11/12/23 12:00 p.m.

Contact me for more details.

I would be willing to trade for a nice 99 Miata or MR2 Spyder + cash.

Selling due to health reasons.


Shavarsh HalfDork
11/13/23 2:28 p.m.

Best of luck with the sale and the health issues. What a cool build. Someone is going to get a sweet ride!

Jim O'Day
Jim O'Day New Reader
3/10/24 12:47 p.m.

The Ranger was sold today. It went to a great racing family.

Jim O'Day
Jim O'Day New Reader
3/21/24 8:10 a.m.

A couple photos of the complete Project.  

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