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I've been through your posts but don't recall now - do you use the Taurus fans or which?
I have all of 2 1/4" from the nose of the waterpump to the radiator core
No, v6 Ford contour fans, shroud is the perfect size for the fj60 radiator.
My Ranger shifter is on a bracket off the tranny, it comes up next to the 4-speed shifter and uses a rod to actuate the Ranger.
If I did it over, I would move the motor back, probably by going with an NV4500 rather than the Ranger/h42
 

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No, v6 Ford contour fans, shroud is the perfect size for the fj60 radiator.
My Ranger shifter is on a bracket off the tranny, it comes up next to the 4-speed shifter and uses a rod to actuate the Ranger.
If I did it over, I would move the motor back, probably by going with an NV4500 rather than the Ranger/h42
The NV4500 is tempting. My wife is the one that spearheaded the 60 Purchase, and is not a fan of manual transmission. I have not looked into the cost of converting to
Auto. I imagine i could recoup some from the Ranger/H42 and adapter. The H42 was rebuilt to boot so I'd like to keep it manual.
 
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I like manuals and not having to deal with a custom crossmember, tcc switch, new drive shafts, adapter, t case shifter brackets, etc was worth it to me.
each configuration has its pros and cons.
 

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I like manuals and not having to deal with a custom crossmember, tcc switch, new drive shafts, adapter, t case shifter brackets, etc was worth it to me.
each configuration has its pros and cons.
Sounds like a win to me too. First objective is to get this thing going.
 

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Since this discussion is happening now, someone tell me the best way to use my factory 4 speed manual and drop in my LS?? The adapter kit I found was about $2500! Is that the only option?
 

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Since this discussion is happening now, someone tell me the best way to use my factory 4 speed manual and drop in my LS?? The adapter kit I found was about $2500! Is that the only option?
Cheapest mating is the ranger over drive splitter and yes it’s still about 2500$ for everything

other option is find a 5 speed and a marks bell housing but still comes in north of 2500$
@rhah has mentioned a sub $1000 swap a few times.
It’s more than doable, you just have to have a donor parts rig to part back out. You still have to purchase the adapter. I sell the bed, rear, and trans to pay for the adapter usually.
Where did you Cut for the Ranger to come through. Electric fans could be the ticket appears I may be short on space, and I do like that the Electric fans have their own shrouds.
cut a hole just south west of my stock shifter. Give up on trying to make the handle a straight shot off the splitter, you’ll need some made linkage otherwise it’s gonna land in your hvac ducts.

just a short piece of metal and bushings will work for linkage
 

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cut a hole just south west of my stock shifter. Give up on trying to make the handle a straight shot off the splitter, you’ll need some made linkage otherwise it’s gonna land in your hvac ducts.

just a short piece of metal and bushings will work for linkage
DO you have any pictures or an example of?
 

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Thank you Sir. No Rush.

made a bracket on the body for the shifter to pivot on

been on there a solid 60k miles now, could be better And will redo later in life but it works. Needs a Beefier turn buckle

put a bushing inside the eyelet for the turn buckle so you can tighten it all down tight and still have a clean pivot points.

turn buckles works great, they are adjustable and can adjust the slack or lever to wherever you want it

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Don’t mind the tape, never got around to mounting the boot. One of those here’s something quick to do a test run and make sure it works and well it did..... one of these days
 

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Thanks for the pictures. Did you add a bracket on top under the boot to keep it from falling through?
made a bracket on the body for the shifter to pivot on

been on there a solid 60k miles now, could be better And will redo later in life but it works. Needs a Beefier turn buckle

put a bushing inside the eyelet for the turn buckle so you can tighten it all down tight and still have a clean pivot points.

turn buckles works great, they are adjustable and can adjust the slack or lever to wherever you want it

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Don’t mind the tape, never got around to mounting the boot. One of those here’s something quick to do a test run and make sure it works and well it did..... one of these
 

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