My Ford Ranger Absolutely Ripped...Until It Caught FireAug 22, 2023
On today's episode of Western Champlin I almost burned my Ford Ranger in front of a group of people, ladies and gentlemen, the
rangeris ready to go to LS Fest Texas. I have a feeling everything will be fine down there. Welcome to Texas Motor Speedway, so the thing is guys, I'm actually really lucky to have a golf cart this time because Alaska was the festival. I went crazy with the golf cart because me and demo Matt and Roman Atwood had a very heated competition. right, come on, baby, come on, baby, come on, baby, come on, baby, wow, I ended up winning, but the consequence of winning was that I crushed the guys, oh, I told you not to give me a card, that my name was Mom, literally just said me.
I'm not going to destroy this golf cart. Are you mad at me? They challenged me to a race, but here's the secret. I took his golf cart. Mine is perfectly fine, so let's treat this one very, very well. I'm trying to go. and it won't, oh god, damn boy, look at that tire on that thing that's a lot thicker than my ass. Holy shit, I'm going crazy. I'm starting to feel like the old man in this business, oh man I don't know about that. I just found a big beard here the other day I don't know how to feel about it, it was yours, well I feel like I just bought an Iroc Z Camaro and I want to smoke Marlboro Red 100s, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the LS 2023.
Burnout Competition from Fest Texas and I'll be honest. I come back to this mainly for one reason: to see tired pop and well, things really explode. My name I love these foreign people very much. Thanks, take off the hood, look, hey, could you knock? That hood hits the hood Hey, just wait under the
fire, yeah, we're gonna have to fix that when we get home, yeah, I got some repairs to do, wanna come help me push it, push it, that's not its destiny, yes, is that her? destiny she's dead everyone take a moment she's not here she went as hard as she could all the turbo 180 gave her everything she had and it only
fireonce taken into account and that's not so bad oh I love each of you You guys that's out there waving, can we go ahead and give it your all?
All over Texas, yelling for the Ford Ranger and just like that I won, let me give you a little update on what happened here, right when we hit the power steering so hard. The bomb exploded in the middle of our burn, blue oil everywhere, and then
caughtfire. We have to put how long the list is. We have a whole page of things we have to fix on this. Now we have to see if the engine is still okay. because it died right in the middle of a burnout, wiring caught fire, valve covers burned, power steering pump needs to be replaced because it literally exploded from all the high RPM and then on top of that it also burned the wire on the The hood latch heard it every which way, so there's a lot of things we need to do to it, but needless to say, we're going to get it working again so we can do more burns, okay, you want to pop and friend, we.
I'll get this out of here This is the main reason I got more employees that way. I got more help returning all my trash to the shop. We could take this as a disadvantage and get angry about it or we can take it as a disadvantage. advantage and just say this is the perfect time to release a Holley Terminator, so we don't have a Terminator yet. Holly is sending this one, but we can go ahead and remove all this wiring that way when the Terminator arrives. We can open it up and then put it in the future Weston, by the way, the 90 is the supply and the 45 in the and the adjustment is the return in about two weeks when we're trying to start this, but I don't know.
Why don't I start I put the 45 in the supply and the 90 in the return I don't know you have like 5,000 comments like you did it the other way around idiot what happened oh here we go remember to always spill fuel on top of all your wiring it makes it work better you know what we're removing the entrance to this bad boy that way we can, you know, remove all the wiring behind it. I must. I have a question. I haven't put a ratchet on it or anything. this, I'm wondering if this intake bolt is supposed to be tight and the rest of them must have been doing just fine because it's holding some boost in oh, there it goes, wait, that boost is fine, just disengaged, don't you Worry about that, I just had a massive boost leak at the bottom of this thing, oh there we go, oh I spilled acid everywhere, so the thing is we got it this far down, we might as well take the engine out completely , we have manual brakes. we can put it in, we've got a bunch of other things we can do to it, so this we'll just cut it out, like uh, we'll just take out the wiring harness and rewire it as well, take the whole engine off and rebuild it. all over the truck, but you know it'll be nice next time we burn it down, okay guys, we should be excited while we fix the
We take out the engine. We repainted the entire engine compartment. We repainted the frame rails in front. that's it and now it's time to do the satisfying part which is like removing all the tape oh oh wait get the line get the line oh my gosh the thing is obviously guys we couldn't hide all the information factory Ford Ranger, so we had to leave it that big and there's a southern science sticker underneath somewhere and, you know, the stuff adds an extra 100 horsepower to every vehicle you put it on, so we had We have to leave that, so all we have to do now, guys, is take that engine. the banana bread, take that engine with the banana bread and put it back in the ranger, put the turbo back in it, redo all the wiring, put the Dominator in it, put all the Holley stuff in it and then he'll be right.
I would like to say monumental things right now, but I've done this before, so you know, we're really scared right now and we're like, please don't let go of the engine, wait, let's edit that, remember what? We had to do it last time to get this in completely. No, I had to stop. That's the expert way to get an LS into a Ford Ranger. If you stand on the slides there, we're so happy that everything is there. Well, I don't want to die, come on, honey, get in there, get in your house, oh, okay, that's pretty good, both engine mounting bolts are there, it's officially installed, so now all we have to do It is discovering all the things around. engines is like starting a small block Chevy, put it here, come on, how to get your gang to handle this training, time installed, but a new Terminator I've never put one of these on anything, but they apparently work great, do you have any ideas?
Do the same thing with a free sticker, that's all, so all we have to figure out now is exactly how to put a Terminator on this thing. We have to completely rewire the motor, put in the Terminator, put in the dash and then start again. than a breathalyzer, so guys, it's an exciting time, right, Terminator is ready to rock and roll, the thing should be ready to go, all we have to do is enter a bunch of stuff in here and tell a lot about that from That way, this can begin. So you guys go through a checklist before you start or how that normally works.
We just look at things and think it looks like it might start and then we just turn it on and it starts. so that's good, we don't do any more checks, but if it doesn't start that's when we go back to the checklist, okay. I think we're ready, we're ready for this foreign guy. I really thought we were going to be. like powering this thing up and then ripping it apart again putting new head bolts resurfacing the heads putting head gaskets on it incredibly well, just like the bait, it works great, just like a bass tune that Holly made, just like we did, putting There's a lot of specks on it, but before we give this a boost and do a big burnout when you put it on the dyno and make sure everything is good and tuned correctly to load it on the trailer, man, I think . like skip, I'm very happy, so here's the deal.
We only drove three hours this morning, the ranger is in the trailer unless it was stolen and we didn't realize it at a truck stop or something. Hello, ranger, are you ready to? your destiny oh look at this that's the secret to tying things don't tie it too tight that way whatever you get to where you're going you don't have to worry about untying it right now what's going to happen is these guys are I'm going to put this thing on the dyno, strap it on and you'll see that big old wheel in the back. The damn Ranger will grab that wheel and try to spin it.
I don't know if he can't, but he will. Try it, let's hope for big numbers, big noises and big power. Well, we did two pounds of boost and already blew one of the tubes off, but that's probably because we didn't tighten the clamp on them, so as far as problems go, that's pretty good. Ideally, if everything goes well and everything holds together, it should make like 800 to the wheel, which is like 20 of that, that's a thousand from the crank, a thousand horsepower, the Ford Ranger, it works, the bad news is that they will make the power we want but it should make 22 pounds of boost but he just told me it could do this if you have a blown head gasket between two cylinders.
I never imagined those joints would have been good, which I don't know. I don't want to hear it, but I honestly wouldn't be surprised because we beat those who are always alive with this thing, the guys run on seven cylinders, which we were talking about like it wasn't before, but it only made 400 horsepower on seven. so let's see what it does in a moment, we're basically at 560, so if we still have three more cylinders to go, actually it's fifteen under the doors, we put it on the dyno, it's still like there's something wrong with it , it's still down a Cylinder or something, it's not really putting out the right power it's supposed to, but now we have two steps.
Now let's try to blame the turbo. It may not harvest perfectly, but it does explode. Llamas, I'm still happy. Now you know what time it is, it's time to go home, burn some houses, what time it is, let's ignore the fact that it's not generating as much power as it should, it's been generating enough by opening the bridge, this is our plan the last time. This thing burned up and caught fire if you guys didn't notice, so I think what we need to do now is confirm that this thing is officially ready to go off by doing a big burn and if it doesn't catch fire, I'll consider it. those foreign hits oh no, it's a shame to see that someone has killed some tires if anyone was wondering if the ranger brings the smoke or not, she drags the smoke with her, don't worry, she is always prepared, remember how she said we thought which were the head gaskets. well I'm pretty sure 5500 RPM two step doesn't help the situation, it doesn't actually come off the exhaust gasket, it sounds like Oh Dad blew them both up.
Look at it, 10 seconds of two steps, we have already blown our escape. You put it together well, thanks for watching it break again. I'm happy, hey, do we have the turbos Hellion sent us twins?
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