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fordtrucks80up-digest Friday, October 24 1997 Volume 01 : Number 189



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In this issue:

Re: Crazy ideas [bLAckguArd ]
Re: FI cleaning [David Hertzberg ]
RE:Re: Sports car interior [BigDogF250 aol.com]
Re: FI cleaning [Thom Cheney ]
Re: Trucks owners in Baltimore? [Chris Kelly ]
Re: Trucks owners in Baltimore? [john.doe erols.com]
Anyone Have A 1997 F-150/Expedition Service Manual Handy? [Joe Maleski
RE: FI Cleaning [tgstoner umich.edu]
Re: Switching Between Dual Tanks [Joe Maleski ]
bad rear [Dan Simoes ]
Performance Tires [JOUZA1 aol.com]
what new lightnig?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [JOUZA1 aol.com]
Re: bad rear [jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
Re: Bronco II Suspension [Bill Funk ]
Re: what new lightnig?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [jsruss postoffice.]
black waxy/greasy/paint frame coating. What is it? [Bob Scola
Re: block heater [ILuvTruks aol.com]
Re: black waxy/greasy/paint frame coating. What is it? [jsruss postoffic]
Re: Tailgates and Mileage [Midwest96 aol.com]
Re: Winter Tires ? -> tire sizing info[A] [Midwest96 aol.com]
Sun-Visors and Bug-guards [ILuvTruks aol.com]
Barnyard noises in my Ranger ["Bryce T. Beyler" ]
Re: Bronco II suspension [jwshouse juno.com (James W Shouse)]
F-250 wiring harness [Glen Sholley ]
Re: Sun-Visors and Bug-guards [Steven McCullough
Re: Barnyard noises in my Ranger [James Federline
Re: Sun-Visors and Bug-guards [James Federline

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 09:53:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: bLAckguArd
Subject: Re: Crazy ideas

Actually, in a recent post regarding spray-on bedliners, I made
the comment that they also make an excellent sound damper for all the
audiophiles out there. :) Coincidence, or cosmic link.
Twilight Zone theme song here>
I actually got the whole scheme from MiniTruckin' Magazine. One
clever lad stripped down his truck to bare sheetmetal, and had the
bed, underside, frame and interior of the cab (everything that would
be covered in fabric)and according to the guy who wrote the article,
it made quite a respectable sound damping system. :)
I imagine the same would hold true for the little aerosol cans of
the stuff. I plan on trying it in the spring, so if you wanna wait
around for a while, I'll let you know how it turned out. :)
-Mitch



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- ---Steven McCullough wrote:
>
> I was thinking the other day about adding some more sound deadening
> material to
> my truck and my wifes car since we both do a good bit of highway
driving and
> the noise gets to us after a while (especially now that the speed
limit is
> 70 MPH)
>
> I've discovered that that dynomat stuff is outrageous in price, but
all this
> talk about spray-in beadliners got me to thinking that that stuff
may make
> great sound proffing material for the floor pan of a vehicle.
>
> I saw some for sale at Wal-Mart of all places the other day...
>
> Does anyone have any experiences with the do it yourself stuff, does
it stink?
> (ie will it take a month before the stuff fully cures and quits
smelling like
> paint?) How far does a can go? Does it drift bad (do I need to cover
> every car
> within 30 feet?)
>
> Just a crazy thought?
>
> Steve
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 11:49:53 PDT
From: David Hertzberg
Subject: Re: FI cleaning

Stanadyne makes specific diesel fuel additives for its injection pumps and
injectors (around here in Maryland at about 4 dollars a bottle; one bottle will
treat 150 gallons of fuel, I believe), and I would recommend using these (over an
extended period of time and, ultimatley permanently) before trying the chevron
product, although having said that I believe the latter is ok to use in a diesel.
You do not have to but Stanadyne; several companies make diesel fuel additive, and
its cheaper to buy it in one gallon or half gallon containers. david


> The Chevron stuff worked very well it seems. I had an '88 Aerostar
>rebuilt at 145000 miles and the guy who did it was amazed at the injectors.
>They were clean and not "pitted" as he called it. I was unaware and am
>still not sure that they can get pitted, but I do know the engine never had
>a problem. I rebuilt it because I was giving it to a friend and felt it
>should be in tip top shape before I did so. Can you use the same stuff in a
>Powerstroke or does a diesel have its' own needs ?
>
> Hummer
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: David Hertzberg
>To: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
>Date: Friday, October 24, 1997 6:18 AM
>Subject: RE: FI cleaning
>
>
>>why not try the chevron fi cleaning product (is it called techguard??) for
>7
>>dollars first, then see what happens??
>>
>>
>>>What are the opinions on fuel injection cleaning. Should I do the $60
>>>cleaning at the dealer, or dump a can of treatment in the gas tank?
>>
>>
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David and Leila Hertzberg
Greystoke Farm
Gaithersburg, Maryland
301-482-0016
ACdhertz us-state.osis.gov


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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 13:05:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: BigDogF250 aol.com
Subject: RE:Re: Sports car interior

LOL i thought you were, and i know what you mean;-) I really was only
talking about a cool looking dash and center consol. And alot of buttons,
just to make it look like its complicated. LOL
Matt

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 10:55:56 -0500
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: FI cleaning

David Hertzberg wrote:
>
> Stanadyne makes specific diesel fuel additives for its injection pumps and
> injectors (around here in Maryland at about 4 dollars a bottle; one bottle will
> treat 150 gallons of fuel, I believe), and I would recommend using these (over an
> extended period of time and, ultimatley permanently) before trying the chevron
> product, although having said that I believe the latter is ok to use in a diesel.
> You do not have to but Stanadyne; several companies make diesel fuel additive, and
> its cheaper to buy it in one gallon or half gallon containers. david


actually, my original post didn't specify, but the vehicle in question
is gas powered.

- --
Thom Cheney
Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 14:13:42 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
Subject: Re: Trucks owners in Baltimore?

Michael Ruth wrote:
>
> HI GANG!
> Just wondering if there are any list members in Baltimore,Maryland. It
> seems as if I am the only one around!!! E-mail me if your in the area.
>
> Mike
> 95 F-250 HD 4X4 pwrstrk diesel
> 94 E.B. Explorer 4X4
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Hey I am from Bel Air, Harford County! See your not the only one!

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 14:13:06 -0400
From: john.doe erols.com
Subject: Re: Trucks owners in Baltimore?

>Michael Ruth wrote:
>>
>> HI GANG!
>> Just wondering if there are any list members in Baltimore,Maryland. It
>> seems as if I am the only one around!!! E-mail me if your in the area.
>>


I live in Montgomery County.

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:21:24 -0700
From: Joe Maleski
Subject: Anyone Have A 1997 F-150/Expedition Service Manual Handy?

Hi Folks,

I'm doing a little research and I'm wondering if anyone can look up the
fuel pressure that the in-tank fuel pump is rated at for the new generation
of Triton engines, the 4.6 V8 and the 5.4 V8 specifically. Maybe the V10
if anyone with a '97 full size van is reading this...

Thanks!

Joe

************************************
Joe Maleski
Santa Clara, CA
1994 F-250HD SuperCab 4X4, 460/5-spd

mailto:jmaleski auspex.com

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 14:26:40 -0400
From: tgstoner umich.edu
Subject: RE: FI Cleaning

What with 2 year leases and all, I've yet to have any of my Rangers long
enough to really feel that I needed to clean the fuel injectors. Before my
'92 Ranger however, I drove an '87 Buick LeSabre and when it would
periodically start running like it might have had dirty fuel injectors, I
would switch to premium grade gasoline for four or five tanks full. At
that time, Mobil was advertising that their premium grade had higher
detergents and would clean dirty injectors, so I would generally buy my
fuel from them while I was using the higher octane stuff. And generally,
the car would start running better again on about the second or third tank
and the roughness would not return for quite some time (six to 12 months)
after I switched back to unleaded regular. With premium costing about
twenty cents per gallon more and fill-ups averaging about 15 gallons, this
method for injector cleaning would cost me $15.00 or less even if I
extended the "treatment" for a full five tanks. Like I said however, I've
not needed to do this for nearly six years now, and I haven't paid
attention to what is being claimed for gasoline formulation and additives
these days. So, as they say, your mileage may vary.

Tom Stoner
Ann Arbor, MI
1996 Ranger XLT Supercab
1996 Taurus LX
tgstoner umich.edu

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:14:37 -0700
From: Joe Maleski
Subject: Re: Switching Between Dual Tanks

No, I thought we were talking about how hot fuel gets, and I just wanted to
illustrate how in this one case, it can get pretty darn hot!

Joe

>> It should be noted for the record that the fuel system on my truck is not
>> entirely OEM.
>
>Did I miss that little gem in your first post? I thought we were
>talking about a stock fuel tank set-up.

************************************
Joe Maleski
Santa Clara, CA
1994 F-250HD SuperCab 4X4, 460/5-spd

mailto:jmaleski auspex.com

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 15:52:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dan Simoes
Subject: bad rear

My 91 Ranger has been diagnosed with a bad rear end.
I imagine that means the differential.
We're going to look for a used one to put in, but
I was wondering if there are any recommended
upgrades, whether Ford or aftermarket, while
this thing is out - ie a limited slip or "positrac"
style diff. Thanks for any feedback.
- --
Dan Simoes dans ans.net
ANS Communications http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://coimbra.ans.net/dans.html
100 Manhattanville Road (914) 701-5378 (voice)
Purchase, NY 10577 (914) 701-5310 (fax)

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 16:06:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: JOUZA1 aol.com
Subject: Performance Tires

In a message dated 97-10-24 15:57:45 EDT, MAILER-DAEMON aol.com writes:

I need to pucase two rear tires for my ranger. I am looking for performace
orientaded tires. I know Comp T/A's are great but i think they are out of
my
price range. Does anyone know how much they are? Are the stock Firestones
good enogh? What about Goodyear Eagles? How much are they and would they
be better over the stock set? Or is there another brand wich I am not aware
of
wich are a good tire and good price. The answere to my questions are much
appdreciated. Thanks for your time.


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I need to pucase two rear tires for my ranger. I am looking for performace
orientaded tires. I know Comp T/A's are great but i think they are out of my
price range. Does anyone know how much they are? Are the stock Firestones
good enogh? What about Goodyear Eagles? How much are they and would they be
better over the stock set? Or is there another brand wich I am not aware of
wich are a good tire and good price. The answere to my questions are much
appdreciated. Thanks for your time.

Sincerly JOSH J.

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 16:11:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: JOUZA1 aol.com
Subject: what new lightnig?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is all this talk about a new lighting? Is ford making that rocket in a
truck again? This is terific if so. Does anyone know if it is true and when
it is going to come out to dealers? And what are the specs. The
engine,suspension,cab,and bed configutation. Sombody anybody please reply
asap. This is so exciting.

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 16:54:48 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: bad rear

I'd go with a ARB Locker and 4:10 gears and get some 33's . Also go
to a Ford 9" rear . $$$$ for all this of course




From: Dan Simoes
To: fordtrucks80up listservice.net (ford)
Reply-to: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Subject: bad rear
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 19:52:12 +0000

My 91 Ranger has been diagnosed with a bad rear end.
I imagine that means the differential.
We're going to look for a used one to put in, but
I was wondering if there are any recommended
upgrades, whether Ford or aftermarket, while
this thing is out - ie a limited slip or "positrac"
style diff. Thanks for any feedback.
- --
Dan Simoes dans ans.net
ANS Communications http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://coimbra.ans.net/dans.html
100 Manhattanville Road (914) 701-5378 (voice)
Purchase, NY 10577 (914) 701-5310 (fax)


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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 14:03:19 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: Bronco II Suspension

> From: cvanhooser juno.com (Charles R. Van Hooser)
> Subject: Bronco II Suspension
>
> My 89 Bronco II sits lower in the rear, it gets really bad when I put
> anything in the back or carry passengers in the back. I don't know how
>
> many miles are on the shocks but there is 160,000 on the truck. My
> question is, is this a shock problem or a spring problem? Would a good
>
> set of shocks eliminate this problem?
>
> Chuck Van Hooser
> 89 Bronco II Eddie Baurer

Chuck,
This is a spring problem; the shocks have nothing to do with the load
capacity.
It sounds like your springs need to be re-arced, a job any decent spring
shop can handle.

Bill Funk

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 16:57:58 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: what new lightnig?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is a lighting ? I guess you mean lightning . Any ways with
enough mods you could make your own lightning .




From: JOUZA1 aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Reply-to: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Subject: what new lightnig?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 20:11:13 +0000

What is all this talk about a new lighting? Is ford making that rocket in a
truck again? This is terific if so. Does anyone know if it is true and when
it is going to come out to dealers? And what are the specs. The
engine,suspension,cab,and bed configutation. Sombody anybody please reply
asap. This is so exciting.


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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 15:24:22 -0700
From: Bob Scola
Subject: black waxy/greasy/paint frame coating. What is it?

The frame on my '97 Explorer is factory coated with a black
waxy/greasy/paint like coating. I took it for a little offroading last
week (no flames please.., it was actually part of a King County Police
sponsored SUV driving challenge course; rocks, logs, mud, mud.. & it did
great!). However I did scratch up the coating pretty good on the front
crosswise frame member. I was wondering what this coating is & if this
stuff is available to touch up what I scratched off.

When you look under the bumper you can tell she's not a street queen
anymore like 95% of the SUV's here in Seattle. But it would be nice to
re-paint/re-cost it so I'l know in the future when I hitting &
scratching if off again.

Any ideas?

thanx
Bob

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 18:52:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: ILuvTruks aol.com
Subject: Re: block heater

Hey, Casey,
on my 1986 Bronco II I have a block heater. All you have to do is to cut
about two inches out of the bottom radiator hose and put the heater in. All
it does is heat up the anti-freze going up to the block. I don't know where
to get one, (it was there when I got the truck) but do a search or something
and look around. I would say it might take you about 30 minutes to put in,
only took me five to get mine out. :-)

Later,
Clay
1986 Bronco II XLT 4x4

>I am getting ready to head off to college in Fairbanks, and would like to
>know if putting a block heater on a 83 3/4 ton 4x4 with a 351W is a
>relatively easy job. Has anybody done this? If so what is involved? Are
>there any addreses you all have out there where I could pick up a block
>heater for less than buying from the Ford dealer (my only option here in
>Ketchikan)
> Thanks!
> Casey

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 18:59:22 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: black waxy/greasy/paint frame coating. What is it?

Man are you serious ? If your worried about some crap under the truck
getting scrapped that' going to be the least of your problems when
you start wheelin more . Wait till the first time you go through some
serious mud , you won't even see the coating under your truck anymore
! No matter even if you spray it with a hose because stuff sticks to
that coating .




From: Bob Scola
To: "'fordtrucks80up ListService.net'"
Reply-to: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Subject: black waxy/greasy/paint frame coating. What is it?
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 22:24:22 +0000

The frame on my '97 Explorer is factory coated with a black
waxy/greasy/paint like coating. I took it for a little offroading last
week (no flames please.., it was actually part of a King County Police
sponsored SUV driving challenge course; rocks, logs, mud, mud.. & it did
great!). However I did scratch up the coating pretty good on the front
crosswise frame member. I was wondering what this coating is & if this
stuff is available to touch up what I scratched off.

When you look under the bumper you can tell she's not a street queen
anymore like 95% of the SUV's here in Seattle. But it would be nice to
re-paint/re-cost it so I'l know in the future when I hitting &
scratching if off again.

Any ideas?

thanx
Bob


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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 19:03:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Midwest96 aol.com
Subject: Re: Tailgates and Mileage

In a message dated 97-10-24 07:07:21 EDT, you write:



Thom C. wrote that running with the tailgate down or off actually DECREASES
mileage. Best to cap it or cover it.

This is correct. According to what i read--and this is the unscientific
version--
trucks are aerodynamically designed so that when you drive oncoming air
passes over
the roof of the cab and completely avoids the "bubble" of air that is formed
in the
bed. The tailgate "traps" this "bubble". After hauling hay in the back of
our
truck, I will be driving down the highway and in the rear view mirror will
notice
the little pieces of leftover hay sort of moving slowly in a circular
motion;
even though air is passing over the truck at 55 or 60 mph, the pieces of hay
never
leave the area defined by the "bubble"--and thereby confirms its existence.
I used
to keep the tailgate off--i used a piece of 3/4 inch pipe to hold the two
sides of
the truck apart. But ever since putting the tailgate back on, my mileage
has
increased pretty dramatically. very counterintuitive (there's a good
word!).
regards david


David and Leila Hertzberg
Greystoke Farm
Gaithersburg, Maryland
301-482-0016
ACdhertz us-state.osis.gov
>>

I was curious because I have a tonneau cover on mine, and have definately
seen an improvement in milage, but I was wondering if there were any articles
proving this. I am very interested in the aerodynamics of trucks (esp.
F150s) because I was looking at trying to improve both mileage and speed on
mine, but was also thinking of looks. Anything in that area will help.
Thanx,

Craig

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 19:04:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: Midwest96 aol.com
Subject: Re: Winter Tires ? -> tire sizing info[A]

In a message dated 97-10-24 08:37:38 EDT, you write:


which is something like 31x10.5R15 so, R = radial, 15 is the rim, 31 is
the total height, and 10.5 is the width, all in inches. >>


What else can you have beside a radial?

Craig

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 19:20:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: ILuvTruks aol.com
Subject: Sun-Visors and Bug-guards

Hey, everybody,
I was just wondering about any past experiences anyone may have with
sunvisors or bugguards. As you may/maynot know, I am re-conditioning my
truck. Because I will have a very nice body and zero miles on the engine and
trans, I want to have some fun with the body. My main Question is how does
it affect the car itself? especially the aerodynamics. As of right now, I
have the front bumper spoiler, the full size running boards, and GIANT mud
flaps in the rear. (I didn't pay attention to the mileage before because I
knew I was going to re-build, But I'm sure it won't be too good with all this
stuff) How do said items affect the mileage, and has anyone tried putting
them on a Bronco II?
Thanks,
Clay
1986 Bronco II 4x4 XLT

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 20:58:53 -0400
From: "Bryce T. Beyler"
Subject: Barnyard noises in my Ranger

over the last few days, my '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab started making a new
noise to go with the Cow Bell in the Driveline...Now My Clutch sounds like
a sick Duck...It makes a quack/squeak sound when I push in the clutch ar
release the clutch at a stop or after I turn it off. My Dealer is going to
look at it on Tuesday, but I was wondering if anyone had this sound before
or the Cow Bell sound and was able to get rid of it? I guess I'll be
stylin' in the green escort wagon they give me while they figure this one
out...

Bryce
'97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 20:40:32 -0500
From: jwshouse juno.com (James W Shouse)
Subject: Re: Bronco II suspension

The best solution IMHO is to install a set of Firestone Air-Ride's in the
rear. They cost about $250 plus installation. I had a Firestone
accessory added which included a meter mounted on the rear bumper and an
air plug. Now I can adjust the height of the rear to anything I want by
adding 5 to 50 psi. Helps the ride and levels your headlights at night.
Much better than adding springs.


Jim in San Antonio
jwshouse Juno.com jwshouse wans.net
The RV Club #R-CHAR-00092 Newmar Owners' Club #5777
1995 Dodge Ram 2500HD Club cab V10
1995 Newmar Kountry Aire 5th-wheel triple-slide

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 18:50:55 -0700
From: Glen Sholley
Subject: F-250 wiring harness

I have an '81 F-250 4X4 4-speed with a 351 and was wondering where in the
wiring harness the resistor wire is located. I understand that after 1980,
they went from the external ballast resistor to the resistor wire for the
ignition, and that the wire is color-coded either pink, or green with red
stripes. I have located three different wire groups with multiple wires of
these colors, but have yet to isolate the one that has the ignition resistor
wire in it. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 22:02:32 -0700
From: Steven McCullough
Subject: Re: Sun-Visors and Bug-guards

My dad had a bug shield on his '93 F150 and he hated it...he eventually
took it off.

He complained that it caused a lot of turbulence/buffetting/wind noise when
he put it on, but it did keep a good portion of the bugs off the windshield.

I'm not sure how it would effect an '86 Bronco II thought.

Just my two cents.


Steve


At 07:20 PM 10/24/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Hey, everybody,
>I was just wondering about any past experiences anyone may have with
>sunvisors or bugguards. As you may/maynot know, I am re-conditioning my
>truck. Because I will have a very nice body and zero miles on the engine and
>trans, I want to have some fun with the body. My main Question is how does
>it affect the car itself? especially the aerodynamics. As of right now, I
>have the front bumper spoiler, the full size running boards, and GIANT mud
>flaps in the rear. (I didn't pay attention to the mileage before because I
>knew I was going to re-build, But I'm sure it won't be too good with all this
>stuff) How do said items affect the mileage, and has anyone tried putting
>them on a Bronco II?
>Thanks,
>Clay
>1986 Bronco II 4x4 XLT
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 22:36:11 -0500 (CDT)
From: James Federline
Subject: Re: Barnyard noises in my Ranger

On Fri, 24 Oct 1997, Bryce T. Beyler wrote:
> over the last few days, my '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab started making a new
> noise to go with the Cow Bell in the Driveline...Now My Clutch sounds like
> a sick Duck...It makes a quack/squeak sound when I push in the clutch ar
> release the clutch at a stop or after I turn it off. My Dealer is going to
> look at it on Tuesday, but I was wondering if anyone had this sound before
> or the Cow Bell sound and was able to get rid of it? I guess I'll be
> stylin' in the green escort wagon they give me while they figure this one
> out...
> '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab

Have never had the sick duck... but the cow bell sounds
familiar. While I havent' had that sound in my 2WD ext cab '96 Ranger XLT,
I did have it in a Nissan pickup I used to have. I bought that thing from
an older gent who babied it, but it "cow bell'ed" esp. when changing from
reverse to a forward gear. I was told by the Nissan dealer it was coming
from a yoke (don't remember if it was on the driveshaft or the
differential) in the driveline. I checked all bolts on the driveshaft and
on the rear suspension for tightness, all passed.

Could be some bolts loosened up on your truck.

For about 6 months I put up with it, then one morning, it "dinged" real
loud and never came back,and I drove the truck another 75,000 miles until
the body rusted off, and I donated the thing.

And then I bought the Ranger. :)

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 22:49:08 -0500 (CDT)
From: James Federline
Subject: Re: Sun-Visors and Bug-guards

I've been fairly pleased with the Lund aerodynamic shields. It sweeps back
nicely, conforming to the front of the vehicle (Ranger in this case). I
bought it primarily for protection against rock chips and the Winter sand,
gravel and salt we have to endure in Minnesota.

However, the bug-duty of the shield could be better. I remember, when I
lived in outstate Minnesota, only the flat, vertical shields did the job
against all the grasshoppers and mosquitos. This aero-shield I have has a
"bug-line" about two-thirds of the way above the bottom of the
windshield... i.e., the Lund can only kick up the bugs so high, and the
top third of the window gets the splats.

Other than that, it's good looking and it is stiff enough not to thwap the....


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