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1986 Ford Ranger - KW Flyer

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Jordan May | Writer
Posted November 1, 2010

Third Time's A Charm

Every once in a while, we think back on a previous shoot and wish we snapped just one more picture. In this case, we didn't miss a high-speed action shot, or a close-up detail shot of the engine. What we missed showing you was the entourage of Toyota technician shirts that came pouring out of Kenny Walker's motorhome while unleashing his '86 Ford Ranger from its trailer. Kenny and his friends are Toyota technicians even though they race a Ford in MDR, SNORE and MORE organizations 1400 Class. When we asked why a Ford, Kenny said, "This is my third Ranger build and it's what we know how to build, fix, and race. I am also a big fan of I-beams. Not to mention Rangers are definitely cheaper than Tacomas to build."

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Specs
Vehicle:

'86 Ford Ranger

Owner:
Kenny Walker, KW Fabworx

Chassis:
1 3/4-inch 4130 chromoly race built by KW Fabworx

Engine:
302ci V8 Ford

Drivetrain:
Speedway 9-inch, 5.14 gears, spool

Suspension:
Custom three-link, equal length I-beams, King shocks

Steering:
Howe with custom modifications

Brakes:
Wilwood

Tires/wheels:
15x8 American Racing, 35-inch Goodyear MT/R, OMF bead locks

Interior:
Auto Meter, Momo, Art Carr, PRP, Crow, PCI Race Radios pumper, Racer X race radio, Lowrance GPS

Other Parts:
Baja Designs, Pro Comp, Ron Davis, Racer X, Hanneman fiberglass

Favorite Off-Road Area:
Racing MDR, MORE, and SNORE

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