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fordtrucks80up-digest Wednesday, November 5 1997 Volume 01 : Number 206



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In this issue:

Re: 4WD Lubrication [David Hertzberg ]
Re: f250 diesel occassional cranking problems.... [Husk77 aol.com]
Re: Factory Fog Lights on Ranger ["Bob Leifer" ]
Re: Factory Fog Lights on '97 Ranger [MadPoodle aol.com]
Explorer Rotors ["Leo O'Neill" ]
Re: The 1999 Big-uns [Don Vanco ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #205 ["Alfred Iberri" ]
Re: performance sites [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: Ranger 5 speed-Mitsubishi?-NO [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: Ranger 5 speed-Mitsubishi?-NO ["Randy L. Hatcher" ]
Re: Ranger 5 speed-Mitsubishi?-NO ["Randy L. Hatcher" ]
RE: SuperPac? ["Steve Brown" ]
Re: A few more general questions... [jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
RE: SuperPac? [Don Vanco ]
F150 doors sagging. ["Grady Byram" ]
Legalities of side exhaust [Steven McCullough
Re: SuperPac? ["David J. Baldwin" ]
Speaking of changing from bench seats [Michael Wray
Re: Speed of Posts [William Martin (Temp) ]
RE: FELP. Bad bearings?? - was-No power up hill and doesn't stay running [Michael Wray
RE: The 1999 Big-uns ["Beaman, James" ]
steering column problem ranger 4x4 [Allan Goldarbit
Re: SuperPac? [Don Vanco ]
RE: steering column problem ranger 4x4 [Brian Pynn ]
Re: SuperPac? ["WK" ]
Re: 82 F100 suspension [Randy Dees ]
The 1999 Big-uns - Pictures [Mitch Biarsky ]
Re: SuperPac? ["David J. Baldwin" ]

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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 97 06:02:48 PST
From: David Hertzberg
Subject: Re: 4WD Lubrication

Dave: So theoretically it is safe to keep the front hubs locked in 4wd mode for short
periods of time?? David


>The only possible place that could be lubricated by switching into 4wd mode
>would be the front differential. Actually, this could be done by locking
>the front hubs (if you have manuals) and not engaging the transfer case.
>W/ the hubs locked, the wheels would spin the axle shafts when the truck
>was driven, thus spinning the ring and pinion and differential gears
>around.

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


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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 06:37:02 -0500 (EST)
From: Husk77 aol.com
Subject: Re: f250 diesel occassional cranking problems....

In a message dated 97-11-04 10:13:39 EST, you write:


> engine and it starts but, after the amps start to come up sometimes the
> engine sputters then dies. Restarting takes at least 7-10 minutes.


>I had an '89 that did the same thing. It turns out that the injector
>pump was loosing prime. (Air in the lines. I think this is what
>they mean by unauthorized. air add.) In my case, my driveway is on a hill
>and if the front of the truck was facing down hill, it ALWAYS
>started. If I faced up hill, gravity took its toll and it did what
>you are saying.

These sound very familiar indeed. My 87 had similar issues a long time ago,
it was the water fuel seperator. At the time I had Ford replace it for
what I thought was an under warranty condition, instead the dealer soaked me
for $300.00 to change it out. I suggest that you get a piece of 1/4" copper
tubing about three inches long and disconnect both lines from the
Standyne unit and connect the copper line between them. I think this will
at least point you in the right direction. Another thing that could
be happening is that your low pressure pump, i.e., the traditional fuel
pump is giving up the ghost. Anyway, try bypassing the seperator for
awhile, if you start and run normally, your air introduction is coming from
there. BTW, don't replace the unit with another Standyne. They're junk.
Go
to your local FLAPS and get a unit with a disposable filter, they cost about
$80.00 but are well worth it. >>

I had a much similar problem with my 86 6.9. I always seemed to have the
problem when I changed the fuel filter. I eventually seem to solve that
problem by tightening the hell out of it. Then the problem came back & it
seemed to be cured by replacing the low pressure pump. (The water separator
was disconnected ages ago.) I don't drive that often so it seems to lose the
prime after maybe a week or so. I also noticed that parking it with the back
end higher helped and it seemed to lose the prime on one particular tank
also. But the thing that really seemed to cure the problem was sustained
highspeed for about 2 or 3 hours. I don't know why but that seemed to solve
it totally. Hope that helps.

The Husker

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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 06:40:48 -0500
From: "Bob Leifer"
Subject: Re: Factory Fog Lights on Ranger

hopefully you meant to still annoy the oncoming jerk driver who has his Hi
beams on, and not just every driver. People can get shot for less.

Bob
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From: Jerry Dean
To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Date: Tuesday, November 04, 1997 11:23 PM
Subject: Re: Factory Fog Lights on Ranger


>Yeah, I tried to 100 Watt bulbs and they burned out within 2 days. They
>just burn to intensely for the bulb and it ends up just being a waste of
>money. So I went back to the local off-road shop and just purchased 55 Watt
>bulbs and they put out plenty of light to still annoy the occasional
>oncoming driver.
>
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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 06:53:56 -0500 (EST)
From: MadPoodle aol.com
Subject: Re: Factory Fog Lights on '97 Ranger

In a message dated 11/4/97 6:04:02 AM, you wrote:
After cleaning up the lense, I found it had a Hella
>Logo on it...the righting on the lens was as follows:
>
> TOP
> TN 25
> SAEF86
>
> HELLA
>
> 02B
> (E1)
> 8379

Hella very common brand, should be able to locate aftermarket. They may want
to sell you a complete unit also, but got to be cheaper than Ford....

Scott

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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 07:11:54 -0500
From: "Leo O'Neill"
Subject: Explorer Rotors

I've got a 1995 Explorer and while I was rotating my tires, I noticed
that the rear brake pads were disintegrating and were only
"polishing" about 3/8" of the rotors.

On closer inspection, I found that the rotors were pitted and had
several voids in the metal. That is what was grinding down the brake
pads.

Fortunately, the vehicle was under warranty. Is this a fluke or did
Ford ship some rotors with bad metal? No sigh of this on the front,
yet! Anyone have a similar experience?

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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 09:23:21 -0500
From: Don Vanco
Subject: Re: The 1999 Big-uns

At 07:59 PM 11/4/97 -0600, Robert Smallwood wrote:
> A photo will also be available for free
>downloading from the
> Wieck Photo Data Base at 972-392-0888, or a photo and
>news release will
> be available from Ford's media only website at
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://media.ford.com./

These photos may eventually end up here:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wieckphoto.com/Auto/FORD_MOTOR_COMPANY/
or possibly here:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wieckphoto.com/Latest/

This is a really cool site - not sure if they are still there but there
were some awesome photos of the GT-90...
Don

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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 09:26:04 -0500
From: "Alfred Iberri"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #205

RE: Ford Rear end, Joseph P Silk Wrote

>Date: Wed, 5 Nov 97 00:49:00 UT
From: "Joseph P. Silk"
Subject: 1997 F-150 Rear End

I have a shortbed flareside extended cab 4x4 which has a rear end shudder
on
acceleration. I had this problem on a full size chevy 4x4 and the only way

they could fix it is to install heavy duty springs and shim the shims and
center support. On my F-150 the dealer has installed a new slip yoke(per
technical service bulletin) and that didn't work. On the second try they
replaced the same part and shimmed or increased the pinion gear backlash.
That also didn't work. Now the dealership service manager is saying that
that is normal. Three weeks after their last repair attempt the rear end
makes a "clunking" noise on acceleration. I have called Ford and they have

not provided any help. If anyone has a recommendation for a dealer in the
Phoenix area please let me know.
Any suggestions or comments is appreciated.>

I had a similar problem with a Ford Van. I had a separated tread in on of
the rear tires that
was causing a vibration. Got new tires, no more vibration.
Al Iberri
Acworth, GA
USA

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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 09:32:39 EST
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: performance sites

On Tue, 4 Nov 1997 19:18:15 -0500 (EST) JOUZA1 aol.com writes:
>I am looking for a website dedicated specifically to the Ford 4.0 V6,
>and a
>shop with a mail order catolog. Or if anyone knows of a shop close to
>were i
>live in Chicago Illinois that has a wide selection of 4.0 performance
>parts.
> This informatoin would be much appreciated.
>
>Josh J.


Go to http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/vanirv6/vanir.htm
They are a Ford V6 performance site.


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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 09:32:39 EST
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: Ranger 5 speed-Mitsubishi?-NO

On Tue, 04 Nov 1997 14:08:30 -0500 Nathan Heid writes:
>At 01:15 PM 11/4/97 -0500, MR JOSH J TENNEY wrote:
>>Ranger's manual trannys are made by Mazda, not Mitsubishi. If
>>Ranger's 5 speed trannys were made by Mitsubishi, I would not have
>>one right now!
>>Josh
>>'98 Ranger 4x2 4.0L 5 speed manual
>
> Maybe Ford is using both Mazda and Mitsubishi 5-speeds. My
>books on the
>'87 Ranger show both a Mazda and a Mitsu.


I think all the 93 and up Rangers use just the Mazda trany.

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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 10:05:15 -0500 (EST)
From: "Randy L. Hatcher"
Subject: Re: Ranger 5 speed-Mitsubishi?-NO

how do you tell which one it's usings?,and are they interchangeable?

On Tue,
4 Nov 1997, Bill A'Hearn wrote:

> My Chilton Ranger/Bronco II & Explorer (83-91) manual lists both Mazda and
> Mitsu 5-speed tranys for these trucks. Who knows what they're using now...
>
> Bill A'Hearn
> 88 Ranger SuperCab
> 97 Explorer
>
> *********** REPLY PARTITION ***********
>
> On 11/4/97, at 2:08 PM, Nathan Heid wrote:
>
> >At 01:15 PM 11/4/97 -0500, MR JOSH J TENNEY wrote:
> >>Ranger's manual trannys are made by Mazda, not Mitsubishi. If
> >>Ranger's 5 speed trannys were made by Mitsubishi, I would not have
> >>one right now!
> >>Josh
> >>'98 Ranger 4x2 4.0L 5 speed manual
> >
> > Maybe Ford is using both Mazda and Mitsubishi 5-speeds. My books on the
> >'87 Ranger show both a Mazda and a Mitsu.
> >
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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 10:30:26 -0500 (EST)
From: "Randy L. Hatcher"
Subject: Re: Ranger 5 speed-Mitsubishi?-NO

you never know unless you ask FORD!

On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, Silent . Bob wrote:

>
> On Tue, 04 Nov 1997 14:08:30 -0500 Nathan Heid writes:
> >At 01:15 PM 11/4/97 -0500, MR JOSH J TENNEY wrote:
> >>Ranger's manual trannys are made by Mazda, not Mitsubishi. If
> >>Ranger's 5 speed trannys were made by Mitsubishi, I would not have
> >>one right now!
> >>Josh
> >>'98 Ranger 4x2 4.0L 5 speed manual
> >
> > Maybe Ford is using both Mazda and Mitsubishi 5-speeds. My
> >books on the
> >'87 Ranger show both a Mazda and a Mitsu.
>
>
> I think all the 93 and up Rangers use just the Mazda trany.
>
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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 09:16:15 -0600
From: "Steve Brown"
Subject: RE: SuperPac?

> From: Luke Wells
> Subject: SuperPac?
> I found the name of the Super Charger like product that is less
> expensive. It is called SuperPac.
> I really don't know how it works because it doesn't use pulleys. It was
> in Sport Compact Car magaxinne.
> Has anyone heard of this?

A little...it's an electric supercharger...makes a few pounds of
boost...(obviously) runs off electrical power as opposed to being driven by
a belt off the engine.

I have not heard of anyone using one yet....only recently have I started
seeing the ads. They even showed it on HOT ROD TV for a brief plug...

Seems like a gamble...I like to talk to people who have used stuff before I
buy...good luck

steve

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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 12:16:57 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: A few more general questions...

Ulysses
Sorry it took so long to respond . In order to answer your question
correctly , Which Ranger do you have ( splash , XLT with 265/75R15
factory tires , or small Ranger with 235/75R15 ) ? Also what gear
ratio do you have , engine , auto. manual ?



From: "Ulysses Samilo"
To:
Reply-to: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Subject: Re: A few more general questions...
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 97 05:09:23 +0000


Well... Can't blame a guy for dreaming.

Jimmy,

Did you you need a 6" lift to clear the 32's or do you think I can get away
with a 4" with 33's underneath without compromising the wheel travel?

Ulysses

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> From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
> To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Subject: Re: A few more general questions...
> Date: Monday, November 03, 1997 3:46 PM
>
> Dude it will be a while before a lift is out for the 98 Ranger . I
> have a 96 that is lifted 6" with 32x11.50x15 Super Swamper TSL SX'S.
>
> Jimmy
>
>
>



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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 11:33:21 -0500
From: Don Vanco
Subject: RE: SuperPac?

80 amp draw electrical supercharger.
Wonder device of today!

See :
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.search.hotbot.com/hResult.html/?SM=MC&MT=SuperPac&DV=7&RG=.com&DC
=10&DE=2&OPs=MDRTP&_v=2&DU=days&SW=web&search.x=20&search.y=9
for lots of outdated & innacurate links & a few actual comments....
Don
At 09:16 AM 11/5/97 -0600, Steve Brown wrote:
>> From: Luke Wells
>> Subject: SuperPac?
>> I found the name of the Super Charger like product that is less
>> expensive. It is called SuperPac.
>> I really don't know how it works because it doesn't use pulleys. It was
>> in Sport Compact Car magaxinne.
>> Has anyone heard of this?
>
>A little...it's an electric supercharger...makes a few pounds of
>boost...(obviously) runs off electrical power as opposed to being driven by
>a belt off the engine.
>
>I have not heard of anyone using one yet....only recently have I started
>seeing the ads. They even showed it on HOT ROD TV for a brief plug...
>
>Seems like a gamble...I like to talk to people who have used stuff before I
>buy...good luck
>
>steve
>
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>

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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 09:53:23 -0600
From: "Grady Byram"
Subject: F150 doors sagging.

The doors on my '95 F150 seem to be sagging as indicated by the gaps at the
top of the doors when closed. The gap is narrower toward the front and
gets wider as it goes toward the rear of the truck. I noticed it first on
the passenger side but it seems to be happening on the driver side now
also.

I'm assuming that this would account for a lot of the interior noise in my
truck. I'm assuming this isn't a F150 "feature" like the infamous
"front-end" sag.

Any suggestions on how to adjust my doors and prevent this from becoming a
recurring thing?

Thanks in advance for any help,

Grady

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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 10:50:24 -0600
From: Steven McCullough
Subject: Legalities of side exhaust

I recently added a custom (home-made) cat-back system to my 90 F150. in the
process of being cheap and practical, I found it to be real easy to simply
add a 90 degree turn coming out of the muffler and take the exhaust
straight out the side like the newer F150's. My question is, how 'legal'
is this? I know that the exhaust has to exit so many inches past the
passenger portion of the vehicle and that the newer F150's exit as far back
as possible without interfering with the tire. Mine exits about half way
between the front of the rear wheel well and the front of the bed.

Anyone know how far back the thing needs to exit? (I saved my old
muffler/pipe just in case I need to route it like the original).

Thanks

Steve
Steven P. McCullough
Graduate Research Assistant
Section of Diagnostic Imaging Physics
U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Office - (713) 792-0789
Fax - (713) 794-5272

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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 10:56:43 -0600
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: SuperPac?

Don Vanco wrote:
>
> 80 amp draw electrical supercharger.
> Wonder device of today!

You've gotta be kidding! You're going to need a MUCH bigger
alternator--or maybe another separate one just to run this thing!

So my question is: if you're going to add another alternator (which you
run with belts) to run this thing, why not just bolt on a belt-driven
supercharger instead? The only possible advantage to this is that you
could control boost electrically. There's no free lunch though: you're
going to use engine power to run a supercharger, whether it's from a
belt drive directly, or via the alternator.

I guess if they can make an electrically-heated catalytic converter, you
can do this!

- --
Best Regards,

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 09:45:21 -0800
From: Michael Wray
Subject: Speaking of changing from bench seats

I have an 86 F250 and I would like to change the bench seat to
buckets. Has anyone done this and if so, what is the recommended
seats to use?

Michael (uncomfortable) W.

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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 09:55:33 -0800 (PST)
From: William Martin (Temp)
Subject: Re: Speed of Posts

>
> I was just wondering - often times I get to see a reply to a message that I
> haven't read yet, and then come across this message later on. Is this me or
> does this have to do with a mailing list? I have no experience (besides
> this) with lists. Tx,
>
> Craig
>
>
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Its actually a very common thing with mailing lists. Mail routing is a highly
variable thing on the 'net'.

Bill

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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 09:57:30 -0800
From: Michael Wray
Subject: RE: FELP. Bad bearings?? - was-No power up hill and doesn't stay running

Now that I am back from vacation.....

I took the truck on my vacation (living on the edge here), I can
report that everything seems to be back to normal. The truck had
plenty of power. Now of course, this is after changing the crank,
main and rod bearings. I would have had them do a complete rebuilt,
but it doesn't quite fit into the budget yet. :(

Thanx for all the responses and suggestions. Trust me, I was watching
VERY closely on what they were saying and doing.

Michael Wray

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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 12:02:08 -0600
From: "Beaman, James"
Subject: RE: The 1999 Big-uns

Don Vanco Wrote:

> At 07:59 PM 11/4/97 -0600, Robert Smallwood wrote:
> > A photo will also be available for free
> >downloading from the
> > Wieck Photo Data Base at 972-392-0888, or a photo
> and
> >news release will
> > be available from Ford's media only website at
> >http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://media.ford.com./
>
> These photos may eventually end up here:
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wieckphoto.com/Auto/FORD_MOTOR_COMPANY/
> or possibly here:
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wieckphoto.com/Latest/
>
Yes these are cool sites and a photo of the unveiling is already there
at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wieckphoto.com/Auto/FORD_MOTOR_COMPANY/Ford_News_Photos/SUPER
_DUTY_F-SERIES/index.cgi?preview.
Anyone else have any sites which have photos of the new trucks?

James Beaman
james.beaman lmco.com
Houston, Texas

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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 13:07:33 -0500
From: Allan Goldarbit
Subject: steering column problem ranger 4x4

have a Ranger 1997 supercab 4x4 and when I turn the steering wheel on
sharp turns it feels like something snaps or moves in the column. The
dealer has replaced the bearing in the column and it didn't fix it. It
has done it since day one. speed is not a factor, but the sharpness of
the turn is.(It doesn't have to be a super sharp turn). Could it be a
transmitted noise from the front end? It also hasn't gotten any worse
since I bought this truck new last february. Anyone have the same
experience out there?

Thanks,

Allan Goldarbit

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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 14:20:55 -0500
From: Don Vanco
Subject: Re: SuperPac?

At 10:56 AM 11/5/97 -0600, you wrote:
>Don Vanco wrote:
>>
>> 80 amp draw electrical supercharger.
>> Wonder device of today!
>
>You've gotta be kidding! You're going to need a MUCH bigger
>alternator--or maybe another separate one just to run this thing!
>
>So my question is: if you're going to add another alternator (which you
>run with belts) to run this thing, why not just bolt on a belt-driven
>supercharger instead? The only possible advantage to this is that you
>could control boost electrically.
The big selling point is that it is an on/off device - it has a switch to
turn it on only when you want boost (ala MadMax). There are 3 sizes - and
they will fit any engine (or so they say...)

>There's no free lunch though: you're
>going to use engine power to run a supercharger, whether it's from a
>belt drive directly, or via the alternator.
I'd really love to see what happens to other power accessories when you
fire this bad boy up!

>
>I guess if they can make an electrically-heated catalytic converter, you
>can do this!
apparently, a bit of my humor has been misread in the last day or so - so
for the humor impaired:

Sure - and you can spread peanut butter with a sledge hammer. Hey - maybe
this thing could have saved the ill-fated Yugo....


Don
Please - If any of you get this little marvel I'd love to hear about it. I
may even have some property you'd be interested in...

SuperPac!! From Crapco - makers of the ScamMaster2000 and Mr. Cardboard
PlasticTube!

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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 11:36:04 -0800
From: Brian Pynn
Subject: RE: steering column problem ranger 4x4

I've heard several reports from Ranger owners with similar experiences.
As I write this, my 97 Ranger S/C 4x2 is in the dealer getting some
warranty work done...and I've asked the service techs to examine my
power steering pump. It emits a distinct whine under load--doesn't seem
to affect performance--but is annoying none the less. The customer
service guy I talked to said he has seen this type of thing before with
Rangers, but wouldn't go as far as admitting that Ford uses a lousy
power steering setup. Wouldn't promise me anything beyond an inspection
either. I might just have to get used to the sound and hope the truck
continues steering well as the miles tick by!

> ----------
> From: Allan Goldarbit[SMTP:allan.goldarbit snet.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 1997 10:07 AM
> To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Subject: steering column problem ranger 4x4
>
> have a Ranger 1997 supercab 4x4 and when I turn the steering wheel on
> sharp turns it feels like something snaps or moves in the column. The
> dealer has replaced the bearing in the column and it didn't fix it.
> It
> has done it since day one. speed is not a factor, but the sharpness
> of
> the turn is.(It doesn't have to be a super sharp turn). Could it be a
> transmitted noise from the front end? It also hasn't gotten any worse
> since I bought this truck new last february. Anyone have the same
> experience out there?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Allan Goldarbit
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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 14:06:09 -0600
From: "WK"
Subject: Re: SuperPac?

> Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 19:57:22 -0500
> From: Luke Wells
> Subject: SuperPac?
> I found the name of the Super Charger like product that is less
> expensive. It is called SuperPac.
> I really don't know how it works because it doesn't use pulleys.

It's electric! I have some writing and photo's about these units in the
Archives (8/4/97) at Ford Ranger Fans On-Line, not much there but worth
a look.
[]-/\-[] Warren Kurtz
{ } Ford Ranger Fans On-Line
[]\_/[] http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sky.net/~wkurtz

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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 16:02:08 -0500
From: Randy Dees
Subject: Re: 82 F100 suspension

> > I just bought an 82 F100 to do some work to. One of the first things
> > I
> > will have to work on is the suspension - it has a broken leaf on the
> > drivers rear. If I have to work on it to start with, I'd just as soon
> > beef
> > it up - I have a bad habit of overloading the box, towing overloaded
> > trailers, etc., and I would like to get some more cargo capacity so
> > that I
> > can overload it even heavier ;>
>
> Randy,You can, of course, put heavier springs on the truck, but that
> will not raise the GVW. There are a lot of components that would have to
> be upgraded to do that. Then, you want to tow overloaded trailers, too?
> It would be a *whole lot* cheaper, easier and safer to simply buy an
> old, beater F-250 and start with what will do what you want it to do. It
> will have the components needed to carry the loads and tow the trailer
> built in.

>8 more good advice snipped here 8

> Trying to make an F-100 into an F-250 seems like a lot of work and
> money.

Quite true - but not quite what I had in mind. I'd say I did a poor job of
explaining myself here.

What I would really like to know is - I have to replace the leafs anyhow.
Is there any point in getting larger capacity leafs than factory standard?
It looks like your answer is no, and you have explained yourself quite
clearly - thanks! Yes, if I am trying to build a vehicle to move things
primarily, I will go get myself an old F-350 to play with. However, I got
the F-100 because it was a really good deal and I wanted a truck - besides,
I hate to see good Ford metal rusting in a boneyard when there is plenty of
life left, and that's about what I paid for it. I tow things 2 or 3 times
a year right now, and they do tend to be a bit heavy. The F-100 will beat
pulling the same load with my '68 Ranchero like I did last year, though.

Thanks again for the advice. Any suggestions on how to get the most use
out of my F-100 as a work truck?
- --
Randy Dees | SCA: Talorgen nei Wrguist
ASI Systems Administration | a bard, formerly known as Myrddyn

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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 15:05:14 -0500
From: Mitch Biarsky
Subject: The 1999 Big-uns - Pictures

> Note: I tried to access http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://media.ford.com./, but apparently you need to
> be part of the news press. I'm not....
>

John, check out this site, the first pictures I've found on the web...
Mitch

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wieckphoto.com/Auto/FORD_MOTOR_COMPANY/Ford_News_Photos/SUPER_DUTY_F-SERIES/index.cgi?preview

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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 1997 16:19:09 -0600
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: SuperPac?

Don Vanco wrote:
>
> At 10:56 AM 11/5/97 -0600, you wrote:
> >Don Vanco wrote:
> >>
> >> 80 amp draw electrical supercharger.
> >> Wonder device of today!
> >
> I'd really love to see what happens to other power accessories when you
> fire this bad boy up!

Yeah, no kidding!

> >I guess if they can make an electrically-heated catalytic converter, you
> >can do this!
> apparently, a bit of my humor has been misread in the last day or so - so
> for the humor impaired:
>
> Sure - and you can spread peanut butter with a sledge hammer. Hey - maybe
> this thing could have saved the ill-fated Yugo....
>

I wasn't kidding about the electrically-heated catalyst: evidently the
most pollution is produced during the first few minutes after the engine
is started. The EPA is tightening the screws on emissions, and one of
the requirements is the reduction of emissions after startup.....


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