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77 CW finally runs
« on: July 06, 2016, 05:21:38 PM »
After many hours of wiring, etc. an amazing thing happened today. The wagon finally got some life in the engine I swapped out from the 86 Ranger. When I finally got to the point where I thought it should start, it wouldn't. Then I was wondering what else I had to do, when it dawned on me that I had the coil wire to the dist. unhooked. I hooked it back up and the thing took right off. Now that the engine will run its on to lots of other cleaning up and adding seats, exhaust system etc.

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Re: 77 CW finally runs
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2016, 07:43:02 PM »
YAY!!!  Congratulation s on a job well done!


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Re: 77 CW finally runs
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2016, 11:00:02 PM »
Thanks. I was real happy when it finally belched fire. The wiring for the EFI can be real perplexing. But now I think I have a good shot at installing the 88 turbo motor sometime because the wiring is virtually done for it. I have to get it out of the donor car and get it apart to see what it needs and find a bell housing to use the T5 trans. Yeah lots of work to do for an old fart.

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Re: 77 CW finally runs
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2016, 08:05:39 AM »
Congrats, glad to hear it's running..
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Re: 77 CW finally runs
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 10:44:23 AM »
My eyesight taint what it used to be and that's a fairly small picture, but it appears that you have swapped over the EFI as well. Is that right? If so, then that's a great job!