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fordtrucks80up-digest Friday, October 24 1997 Volume 01 : Number 188



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In this issue:

RE: FI cleaning [David Hertzberg ]
Re: Dual Tanks and Oil Pressure Gauge [David Hertzberg
RE: Trucks owners in Baltimore? [David Hertzberg
Bronco II Suspension [cvanhooser juno.com (Charles R. Van Hooser)]
Bronco II windshield [cvanhooser juno.com (Charles R. Van Hooser)]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #187 ["David J. Moran" ]
Re: Tailgates and Mileage [David Hertzberg ]
Re: FI cleaning ["Hummer" ]
Re: Trucks owners in Baltimore? ["Gene E. Utterback, EA, ATA, ATP"
Re: F350 Diesel, 2 Batteries [Bill Funk ]
SEMA show [William Street ]
Fuel return ["Mike Jones"]
remove [bs p ]
remove [bs p ]
Re: 1997 Ford Ranger [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: Headers for 2.3L 4cyl [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: 93' Ranger STX 4x4 3.0 [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
1999 Brochure ["Jason M. Lester" ]
Re: Bronco II Suspension [jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
Mouse ["Casey Vandor" ]
RE:RE: 97 Ranger cutting out 100+ mph [greg.medert gsa.gov]
Re: none [jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
Re: Switching Between Dual Tanks [Thom Cheney ]
Re: none [jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
Re: Bronco II windshield [Filip M Gieszczykiewicz ]

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 05:08:22 PDT
From: David Hertzberg
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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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 05:38:25 PDT
From: David Hertzberg
Subject: Re: Dual Tanks and Oil Pressure Gauge

thanks keith. terrific, comprehensive and very useful information. regards, david


>David, I do not know which year or model of truck you have or if it is a
>single owner or multi owner, but on the 1989 F-150's- 350's/Bronco's and
>f-Super Duty trucks the oil pressure gauge was not a gauge on all the
>trucks....

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 05:41:56 PDT
From: David Hertzberg
Subject: RE: Trucks owners in Baltimore?

we live in gaithersburg, about 40 miles southwest of baltimore.

>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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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 06:42:40 -0400
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

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 06:48:32 -0400
From: cvanhooser juno.com (Charles R. Van Hooser)
Subject: Bronco II windshield

Another problem I am having with my Bronco II is a leak at the upper
corner of the windshield on the drivers side, I only notice it after I
get in it when it has been parked in the rain. The corner of the
headliner becomes wet to the touch, but not so much that it is dripping
or anything like that. Is there a way to correct this problem without
having the windshield removed and resealed? Has anyone else experienced
this, and if so how did you correct the problem?

Chuck Van Hooser
89 Bronco II Eddie Baurer

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 06:58:20 EDT
From: "David J. Moran"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #187

>Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 21:01:33 -0400
>From: Michael Ruth
>Subject: Trucks owners in Baltimore?
>
>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
>
Hi Mike,
Not exactly Baltimore, I work in Savage, Rt 1 and 32, and live in
Westminster, (Carroll Co.) right off Liberty Rd. (Rt 26)
98 F150, Extended Cab, Pacific Green, 4.6L, 3.55, 4X4

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 05:44:04 PDT
From: David Hertzberg
Subject: Re: Tailgates and Mileage

Craig:

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


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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:34:46 -0400
From: "Hummer"
Subject: Re: FI cleaning

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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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 09:06:43 -0700
From: "Gene E. Utterback, EA, ATA, ATP"
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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I live in Huntingtown, in Calvert County, about 60 miles south of
Baltimore, but I work in Annapolis.

Devient Gene

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 06:16:09 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: F350 Diesel, 2 Batteries

> From: Steve Field
> Subject: F350 Deisel, 2 batteries, again
>
> The current question involves the device that hooks from
> lighter-socket
> to lighter-socket and charges the target car.
>
> The source vehicle is the F350/Deisel - The idea is to be able to
> charge=
>
> some other car. One would leave the truck idling and the charge takes
>
> about 15-30 minutes.
>
> The questions are: How safe is this? For a deisel? Anyone have
> first-hand knowledge of using such a device? Are there any phone
> numbers=
>
> at Ford for technical info in this area?

Keep in mind that, at idle, an alternator won't put out enough to charge
its own battery, much less another one.Such devices are mostly
last-ditch, grab-at-a-straw efforts to keep from paying for the tow
truck (which can be very expensive).
If you can carry one of these items, carrying a true jumper cable set
(and knowing how to use it) is a much better way to go.

Bill Funk

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Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 14:58:13 -0700
From: William Street
Subject: SEMA show

Anyone know when the SEMA show in Las Vegas is? How about a contact
for SEMA (phone, email, web, etc.).

Thanks

Bill
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 09:54:44 -0400
From: "Mike Jones"
Subject: Fuel return

>
tank
> can be elevated by 50 degrees during a long trip. This is because of
> two things. First, the fuel picks up heat by cooling the pump, and
> second, it picks up heat from the engine when it gets to the fuel rail
> (at the engine), before the excess is returned to the tank.

Just read where one model or another (I think it is the 3.0 L Taurus?) now
uses a variable-speed fuel pump and no recirc back to the tank in order to
eliminate this very problem. I assume Ford and other manufacturers will
extend this concept to other vehicles eventually.

Mike J.

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 06:54:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: bs p
Subject: remove

remove


- ---Geoffrey Hoffman wrote:
>
> At 8:49 PM -0400 10/21/97, Chris wrote:
> > I'm looking to buy some winter tires for my
Ranger, and was wondering if
> >anyone knew what the conversion from my current
tires would be to a tire of
> >a different series ?
>
> well, i can tell you what the numbers mean, and you
can calculate it. lets
> use 235/60R15 as an example (your initial tires).
first of all, the R
> means radials. easy enough. the "15" is the size
of your rim, in inches.
> easy enough. here is where the fun starts: the
235 is the width of the
> tire in _millimeters_, so it is 23.5 cm wide. the
60 is the height of the
> sidewall to width of the tire ratio, so the height
of the tire from the
> ground to your rim (or the thickness, kinda) is 60%
of the width.
>
> >Currently I have P235s on 15 inch rims that are
60 series.
> >
> >I plan to go to a standard 15 inch rim and hope to
put on 75 series tires.
>
> so, realize that going to a 75 type tire, your
tires have more height
> and/or less width, depending on what you want.
>
> >Would that mean that the size of the tire should
be a P205 ? or P215
>
> well, they are are going to be different tires.
you can ask someone for
> more specifics on advantages of wider or narrower
tires for snow, cause i
> am not really sure.
>
> >I don't think that P235/75R15 & P235/60R15 tires
will be the same size,
> >which would alter my spedometer (that's is if they
would even fit)
>
> so, you can calculate to get the height of the
total tire, which us the
> thing that affects your speedo. this is very
convoluted, but it is how it
> is (we will use 235/60R15 again):
>
> the width is 235, or 23.5 cm. lets go to inches
first: so, 23.5 cm ->
> inces = 9.25 inches or so.
>
> then for the height: 9.25 x .60 = 5.55 inches.
this the sidewall height.
>
> to get the total height, it will (2 x 5.55) + 15 =
26.1 inches, so roughly
> a 26 inch tire that is 9 1/4 inches wide.
>
> you can use this to compare with the other format
(which is a lot easier)
> 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.
>
> does this help? so i dunno, sit down and calculate
some stuff, i guess.
>
> if you want the same height as you have, then you
need to back track. you
> have 26.1 inches, so subtract 15, and divide by 2,
and you have 5.55 for a
> sidewall. now, that means with a 75% ratio, you
only need 7.4 inches,
> which is something like a 188 for width, so, you
would need a 190/75R15 to
> get the same speedo.
>
> anyway, this means that your 205/75 or more 215/75
will be bigger, they are
> in the order of a 27" and 27" 1/2 tires, so it will
have an affect, since
> you have 26" right now.
>
> anyway, i hope this is everything you even wanted
to know about tire sizes,
> and sorry for the length, but i hope this helps.
(can you tell i'm an
> engineer?)
>
> see ya...
>
> --
> Geoffrey Hoffman gch2 cornell.edu
> Cornell University
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pobox.com/~hoffy
>
>
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 06:54:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: bs p
Subject: remove

remove


- ---Geoffrey Hoffman wrote:
>
> At 8:49 PM -0400 10/21/97, Chris wrote:
> > I'm looking to buy some winter tires for my
Ranger, and was wondering if
> >anyone knew what the conversion from my current
tires would be to a tire of
> >a different series ?
>
> well, i can tell you what the numbers mean, and you
can calculate it. lets
> use 235/60R15 as an example (your initial tires).
first of all, the R
> means radials. easy enough. the "15" is the size
of your rim, in inches.
> easy enough. here is where the fun starts: the
235 is the width of the
> tire in _millimeters_, so it is 23.5 cm wide. the
60 is the height of the
> sidewall to width of the tire ratio, so the height
of the tire from the
> ground to your rim (or the thickness, kinda) is 60%
of the width.
>
> >Currently I have P235s on 15 inch rims that are
60 series.
> >
> >I plan to go to a standard 15 inch rim and hope to
put on 75 series tires.
>
> so, realize that going to a 75 type tire, your
tires have more height
> and/or less width, depending on what you want.
>
> >Would that mean that the size of the tire should
be a P205 ? or P215
>
> well, they are are going to be different tires.
you can ask someone for
> more specifics on advantages of wider or narrower
tires for snow, cause i
> am not really sure.
>
> >I don't think that P235/75R15 & P235/60R15 tires
will be the same size,
> >which would alter my spedometer (that's is if they
would even fit)
>
> so, you can calculate to get the height of the
total tire, which us the
> thing that affects your speedo. this is very
convoluted, but it is how it
> is (we will use 235/60R15 again):
>
> the width is 235, or 23.5 cm. lets go to inches
first: so, 23.5 cm ->
> inces = 9.25 inches or so.
>
> then for the height: 9.25 x .60 = 5.55 inches.
this the sidewall height.
>
> to get the total height, it will (2 x 5.55) + 15 =
26.1 inches, so roughly
> a 26 inch tire that is 9 1/4 inches wide.
>
> you can use this to compare with the other format
(which is a lot easier)
> 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.
>
> does this help? so i dunno, sit down and calculate
some stuff, i guess.
>
> if you want the same height as you have, then you
need to back track. you
> have 26.1 inches, so subtract 15, and divide by 2,
and you have 5.55 for a
> sidewall. now, that means with a 75% ratio, you
only need 7.4 inches,
> which is something like a 188 for width, so, you
would need a 190/75R15 to
> get the same speedo.
>
> anyway, this means that your 205/75 or more 215/75
will be bigger, they are
> in the order of a 27" and 27" 1/2 tires, so it will
have an affect, since
> you have 26" right now.
>
> anyway, i hope this is everything you even wanted
to know about tire sizes,
> and sorry for the length, but i hope this helps.
(can you tell i'm an
> engineer?)
>
> see ya...
>
> --
> Geoffrey Hoffman gch2 cornell.edu
> Cornell University
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pobox.com/~hoffy
>
>
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Newer --------------+
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 09:59:25 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: 1997 Ford Ranger

On Thu, 23 Oct 1997 18:28:53 -0400 "Bryce T. Beyler"
writes:
>How can you tell what the red line is on this truck? My owner manual


I think red line is 6500rpm

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 09:59:24 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: Headers for 2.3L 4cyl

On Thu, 23 Oct 1997 22:33:57 -0400 Luke Wells writes:
>I just got my free edition of RacerWalsh yesterday and had a few
>questions.
>1. Has any body dealt with this company, are they good about delivery
>and prices?
>2.Also I saw headers for the 2.3 L Ranger, has anybody had any
>experience with
>these? If so are they worth it and where did you get them installed
>at,
>price of install?
>3.Thanx!


I've been thinking about the headers too. They are the only place that
I know of that off headers for a 2.3L Ranger. Im going to order it
today. It shouldnt be that hard to put on by yourself. From what I
can tell, there is plenty of room to work in. Should be a simple bolt
on.

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 09:59:25 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: 93' Ranger STX 4x4 3.0

On Thu, 23 Oct 97 10:35 CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John) writes:
>

>1. My gas milage has gone to sh**t. I am getting 15mpg city or
>highway. I
>did a complete tune up - plugs, cap, rotor, & wires. Also I ran a pint
>of
>tolune with a full tank of gas to clean the injectors. (If you look at
>
>the ingredince of injector cleaners one of the main ones is tolune)
>But
>anyway the tune up did absolutly zero for my gas milage. I know I was
>
>getting between 17 and 20 at best befor. Any ideas on this.

What about the fuel filter, and cleaning the throttle body?
There is a fuel injector kit that you can buy that uses compressed
air with the cleaner and you hook it up to the injector rail.
This will help a lot too. K&N air filter gave me another 1 mph.
And know that we are getting some of this cool weather, with all
the intake mods I have done plus the K&N, with the A/C off I've
have gotten my the most mpg i have ever got then I ever have had
with the A/C off. With mods about a 3 mpg gain in the Summer, and
about a 6 mpg gain in the fall/winter.


>2. Since I installed the lift kit and went to the larger tires I am
>having some problems when I am towing. One the check-engine light
>comes

Larger tires can also suck some gas as well.

>on after about two hours of towing. Comes on and off. Once I get back
>
>home and unhook the boat thats it. Let the truck sit overnight and the
>
>check engine light wont come on again untill I am towing again. My
>boat
>and trailer are only about 1400lbs. The other problem when towing is
>when
>I get into the hill country I have a real hard time. Befor with the
>stock
>wheels and tires I did not have any problems. Would you suggest
>re-gearing the truck or going with a performance chip, K & N air
>filter,
>and a better exhaust? If so wich chip and exhaust are best.

Is your truck an automatic or standard? Don't drive in OD if you
are going to be pulling. I would have to suggest going back to stock
tires or something a little bit smaller then what you have.

HWY 290 is always going to suck gas out of any truck.

>Thanks,
>John Cassis
>Houston, Texas
>cassis universal.usa.com


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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 10:07:31 -0400
From: "Jason M. Lester"
Subject: 1999 Brochure

If anyone's interested, I've got the scans of the 1999 Ford Super-Duty's
Brochure available on the Power Stroke page. Go to
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.abol.com/users/jlester/ and click on the Photos link. The 1999
specs are available from there. This is the actual Ford brochure that
details all the models, payloads, etc. and not just another rumor.

Jason
- ---
jlester naxs.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.abol.com/users/jlester/

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 10:10:03 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: Bronco II Suspension

This sounds like a spring problem . Shocks do not add lift ! Your
best bet and cheapest is to add a leave or switch to a bigger lift
block . Do not stack blocks . If you go with the blocks I have a
bunch that I am trying to get rid of and will sell cheap .



To: FORDTRUCKS80UP LISTSERVICE.NET
From: cvanhooser juno.com (Charles R. Van Hooser)
Reply-to: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Subject: Bronco II Suspension
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 10:42:40 +0000

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


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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 06:51:34 -0800
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: Mouse

Where did the mice enter in to Ford Land? :)

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Date: 24 Oct 97 08:16:00 (-0400)
From: greg.medert gsa.gov
Subject: RE:RE: 97 Ranger cutting out 100+ mph

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From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
> Subject: Re: 97 Ranger cutting out 100+ mph
>
> On Wed, 22 Oct 1997 10:02:47 -0500 "David J. Baldwin"

> writes:
> >Mike Wiatt wrote:
>
> >You might try looking in to the presence of a vehicle speed
limiter.
> >The EEC also knows what vehicle speed is, and it is possible that
they
> >limit the Ranger top speed because of stability concerns.
>
>
> This is true. A Ranger will start to "float" at 100mph.
>
I doubt that the EEC knows anything more than engine rpm--speedwise.
As an
automotive test driver working daily at speeds in excess of 110mph
(650
miles per day usually) what I do know is that the air conditioning
will cut
out in high gear at WOT to reserve engine power for the drive wheels.
I
would suspect fuel flow or pressure or perhaps air intake restriction
(dirty air cleaner). Let us know what you find out!
Buffalo Al
--------------------------------

Silent Bob,

It is obvious that you do not test drive Ford trucks for a living.
You might be a good driver but your knowledge of what EEC's and
computers are capable of these days is lacking. Stick to driving
them not diagnosing them.

- --UNS_gsauns2_2726165301--

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:22:23 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: none

Yeah get Superlifts Superrunner radius arms , they are 15" longer
than stock and provide killer travel ! I have a set of Bridgestone
Dueler MT'S 32x11.50x15 on 15x8 Superior Laser aluminum rims for
sale. I want to go to bigger tires , so that's why they are for sale
. I bought the set in June for $1000 and will sell for $750 OBO . The
approximate miles are 4000 . They are in excellent shape ! The price
includes center caps and lug nuts and they are on a 96 4x4 Ranger .If
interested contact me at jsruss worldnet.att.net

JR RANGER



From: James Forrest
To: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Reply-to: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Subject: none
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 97 16:55:56 +0000

i have a 96 ranger 4x4 with 2 1/2 rancho susp. lift. Currently I am
running 31x10.50 goodyears on 15x7 American Racing Wheels. I am
experiencing wheel rubbing on the extended radius arms. I have taken it
to many different shops thinking they could fix my problem. They
suggested welding the end of a bolt on to where the steering is at full
turn, so as to reduce my turning radius. I failed three different
safety inspection places. I finally decided to let them try to weld
something, but it wouldn't work, after I drove there. I do want to put
32 by 11.50 inch tires on. I know i would need new wheels. Should I
go with 15x8 or 15x10? Also, does anyone know how to fix the problem if
the tires still rub after they are installed?


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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:56:15 -0500
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: Switching Between Dual Tanks

Joe Maleski wrote:
>
> It should be noted for the record that the fuel system on my truck is not
> entirely OEM.
> Yes folks, that fuel tank is over seven feet long.

> What tends to happen is that when
> the fuel tank is down to 1/3 full, the fuel is only a few inches deep,
> exposing the fuel pump, even though there's some 15 gallons left. Since
> the pump recirculates fuel back from the engine it goes into the
> compartment that the pump is in, raising the local temperature of the fuel.
> Also, seven feet of fuel tank tends to absorb a lot of heat from the
> exhaust system which runs parallel to it as well as soaking up a lot of
> heat from the pavement.
>
> Trust me on this, that fuel gets *hot*.


Did I miss that little gem in your first post? I thought we were
talking about a stock fuel tank set-up.

Hope you have better luck with the next version!!
- --
Thom Cheney
Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:38:18 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: none

I forgot to mention that Rancho also makes the arms , but I think
Superlift is more beefy . Also the off set of a 15x8 rim should clear
the stock arms .

JR RANGER



From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
To: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Reply-to: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Subject: Re: none
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 11:22:23 +0000

Yeah get Superlifts Superrunner radius arms , they are 15" longer
than stock and provide killer travel ! I have a set of Bridgestone
Dueler MT'S 32x11.50x15 on 15x8 Superior Laser aluminum rims for
sale. I want to go to bigger tires , so that's why they are for sale
. I bought the set in June for $1000 and will sell for $750 OBO . The
approximate miles are 4000 . They are in excellent shape ! The price
includes center caps and lug nuts and they are on a 96 4x4 Ranger .If
interested contact me at jsruss worldnet.att.net

JR RANGER



From: James Forrest
To: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Reply-to: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Subject: none
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 97 16:55:56 +0000

i have a 96 ranger 4x4 with 2 1/2 rancho susp. lift. Currently I am
running 31x10.50 goodyears on 15x7 American Racing Wheels. I am
experiencing wheel rubbing on the extended radius arms. I have taken it
to many different shops thinking they could fix my problem. They
suggested welding the end of a bolt on to where the steering is at full
turn, so as to reduce my turning radius. I failed three different
safety inspection places. I finally decided to let them try to weld
something, but it wouldn't work, after I drove there. I do want to put
32 by 11.50 inch tires on. I know i would need new wheels. Should I
go with 15x8 or 15x10? Also, does anyone know how to fix the problem if
the tires still rub after they are installed?


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