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fordtrucks80up-digest Wednesday, November 12 1997 Volume 01 : Number 216



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In this issue:

Diesel Battery Cables [Mary & Tim Bramble ]
Re: Driving/Fog lights [Bill Funk ]
Re: Ford Expedition CAD Drawings [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
ranger 2.9 upgrades... (fwd) [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Explorer Drum to Disk Conversion [Geoffrey Hoffman ]
Fog Lights [CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John)]
Re: Winch bumpers/Rovers [Thom Cheney ]
Re: Diesel Battery Cables [Nathan Heid ]
re: Winch bumpers/Rovers [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: Winch bumpers/Rovers [Eric W Sneed ]
RE: Fuel Guage issues [Michael Wray ]
Re: Ford Ranger Floor Mats [jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
mats for sale [jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
Axle Code ["Leo Mosley" ]
performance catalouge # [jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
Axle Code [CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John)]
RE: Fuel Guage issues ["Beaman, James" ]
Re: Diesel Battery Cables [DUALIE aol.com]
After Market Ranger Stuff [CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John)]
Re: After Market Ranger Stuff [Thom Cheney ]
Re: After Market Ranger Stuff ["Jerry Dean" ]
re: After Market Ranger Stuff [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: After Market Ranger Stuff [jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
Re: After Market Ranger Stuff ["Jerry Dean" ]
Re: After Market Ranger Stuff [jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
RE: Fuel Guage issues ["John D. Bowne" ]
Re: After Market Ranger Stuff ["Jerry Dean" ]
Oil pan Plug [Gary Snook ]
Re: '94 F150 Tranny and gas gauge questions [Raym351 aol.com]
Re: Bed Liners [Psnowball aol.com]
Clearance with35"ers [jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net]
Ranger Engine Upgrade Advice Sought ["M. Monninger" ]
Re: Clearance with35"ers ["Jerry Dean" ]
Re: Ranger Engine Upgrade Advice Sought ["Jerry Dean" ]
Kurtz Ranger Power [SNOOP22222 aol.com]

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 07:27:39 -0500 (EST)
From: Mary & Tim Bramble
Subject: Diesel Battery Cables

I have a 1991 F250 with the 7.3 diesel. I would like to replace the battery
cables and clamps which are pretty rough looking. A local dealer here in
Atlanta quoted me "about $130" just for the positive cable. This is a dual
battery setup, and it is a long large gauge cable, but this seems awful high.

Has anyone done this before, or have any suggestions for getting a better
price? A local battery shop wasn't interested in making new cables for me
because of the unique clamp to tie the two batteries together.

Tim Bramble
Bramble mindspring.com
Atlanta, GA
Bramble mindspring.com

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 07:03:38 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: Driving/Fog lights

> From: meadjr minotafb.ndak.net
> Subject: Driving/Fog lights
>
> Has anybody added on any aftermarket lights? I am looking at putting
> on either Piaa, Hella or KC Lights. I am unsure what lights or combo
> of lights would be best for snow/fog and off roading/back country
> travel where there is no other light source. We do quite a bit of
> back country, secondary roads at highway speeds where I have a
> tendancy to out drive the high beams.
>
> JJ

You're asking two different questions.
Fog lights should be mounted low, with a beam that is kept low to the
ground. Any light aimed higher is simply reflected into the fog, and
makes a white blanket in front of you.
Driving lights should be mounted high, aimed to hit the road in front of
where your regular headlights hit. The brighter the better, with a
problem associated with this: oncoming traffic will mean you need to cut
the driving lights, with a loss of the extra vision the lights give. As
an option, check driving magazines for catalogs, get some, and check out
the high wattage bulbs that will fit your headlights.

Bill Funk

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:39:24 EST
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: Ford Expedition CAD Drawings

On Tue, 11 Nov 1997 18:51:35 -0500 "Cliff Boltz"
writes:
>Hey I wil talk to you about that later. I'm fixing to leave to help
>Mrs.Boltz so I will tlk to you later. Are you trying to send me a
>picture?LOVE YOU
>

>
>>Hi! Writing to you from Australia. I am looking at converting Ford
>>Expeditions from left to right hand drive for use on Australian
>roads.
>>Can anyone assist me with CAD data/information on instrument panels,
>>firewalls, etc Thanks
>>Sandro DeLuca
>>OEM Conversions
>>e-mail ;sandro hotkey.net.au

Did I miss something?!

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:39:24 EST
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: ranger 2.9 upgrades... (fwd)

This guy is looking for an adaptor to fit a C-5 to the transfer case on a
2.9L
If you can help him, email him at the address listed below.
Thanks.

- ---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 18:59:08 -0600
From: BYRON BENSON
Subject: ranger 2.9 upgrades...

I have an 87' ranger with the 2.9 litre. it's starting to get
tired and I'm considering swapping the 2.9 for the 302, but Ive run into
one snag. the adapter to fit a C-5 to the stock transfer case is to
expensive for my blood and was wondering if anybody has one for sale or
knows were I could get a slightly used one. otherwise I'll just rebuild
the 2.9.
but are there any places that sell quality aftermarket parts for the 2.9?

E-MAIL me at silben brookings.net


- --------- End forwarded message ----------

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:42:21 -0500
From: Geoffrey Hoffman
Subject: Explorer Drum to Disk Conversion

I was wondering what people knew about doing a drum to disk brake
conversion in the rear wheels for a '93 explorer. How much a kit would be,
how much time to do, how much improvment should i get. I also have the
ABS, and will that affect anything.

I saw that Stainless Steel Brake Company makes kits for jeeps and otheres,
and I would assume that they make them for explorers. Anyone have any
experience with them? or any idea what their prices are?

thanks for your time.

- --
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: Wed, 12 Nov 97 09:03
From: CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John)
Subject: Fog Lights

I've got the stock Hella lights on mine, had to relplace one recently
(idiot back into my truck) anyway I realy like em'. Have had the truck up
to the bumper in water a couple of times and it never screwed them up
(the lights are in my spoiler). Anyway thats my 2 cents worth.

John Cassis
The Danger Ranger

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 07:56:08 -0500
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: Winch bumpers/Rovers

no spam wrote:
>
Anyway. The question is... does anyone know where I can buy a
> bumper winch
> combo for a 98' Ranger? I don't see any ads yet for 98' Rangers. Lift
> kits either. That's of
> course in the works.

Hi Ron,

welcome back to the world of the living. I was nearly in your shoes
at one time. Fortunately I was able to "just say no" to Land Rover
and its ilk. I am now driving a '97 Ranger S-cab 4X4 STX. I have
noticed that there isn't much in the way of Ranger add-ons (in
comparison with other makes). This surprises me since the mighty
Ranger is reported as the best selling small truck in the US of A.
Guess all those fleet managers don't want much in the way of
"improvements" for their trucks. At least there is the Explorer SUV
market. Most everything they make for an Explorer *should* work on
the Ranger. I ordered a catalog from Performance. They peddle
aftermarket stuff for Toyota, Porsche, Jeep and now Ford products. I
don't have a number to pass along yet. As soon as the mailman
delivers the catalog, I'll post a review.
- --
Thom Cheney
Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 12:44:30 -0500
From: Nathan Heid
Subject: Re: Diesel Battery Cables

At 07:27 AM 11/12/97 -0500, Mary & Tim Bramble wrote:
>I have a 1991 F250 with the 7.3 diesel. I would like to replace the battery
>cables and clamps which are pretty rough looking. A local dealer here in
>Atlanta quoted me "about $130" just for the positive cable. This is a dual
>battery setup, and it is a long large gauge cable, but this seems awful high.

The negative cable for my Ranger with one battery costs about $110 through
Ford. I got a cable that works from NAPA for $12.

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 13:05:30, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: Winch bumpers/Rovers

congrats on your new truck. You will have to wait to get aftermarket
stuff. I am doing the same right now.

Josh
'98 Ranger 4x2 4.0L 5 speed reg cab

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 10:23:25 -0800
From: Eric W Sneed
Subject: Re: Winch bumpers/Rovers

Thom Cheney wrote:
>
> no spam wrote:
> >
> Anyway. The question is... does anyone know where I can buy a
> > bumper winch
> > combo for a 98' Ranger? I don't see any ads yet for 98' Rangers. Lift
> > kits either. That's of
> > course in the works.
>
> Hi Ron,
>
> welcome back to the world of the living. I was nearly in your shoes
> at one time. Fortunately I was able to "just say no" to Land Rover
> and its ilk. I am now driving a '97 Ranger S-cab 4X4 STX. I have
> noticed that there isn't much in the way of Ranger add-ons (in
> comparison with other makes). This surprises me since the mighty
> Ranger is reported as the best selling small truck in the US of A.
> Guess all those fleet managers don't want much in the way of
> "improvements" for their trucks. At least there is the Explorer SUV
> market. Most everything they make for an Explorer *should* work on
> the Ranger. I ordered a catalog from Performance. They peddle
> aftermarket stuff for Toyota, Porsche, Jeep and now Ford products. I
> don't have a number to pass along yet. As soon as the mailman
> delivers the catalog, I'll post a review.
> --
> Thom Cheney
> Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese
>
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The web site for performance would be www.performanceproducts.com
you can get a free copy from this site. hope this helps.

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 10:46:23 -0800
From: Michael Wray
Subject: RE: Fuel Guage issues

Speaking of fuel pumps..... What about the guages?? I have dual
tanks in my '86 F250 and the guage seems to stay on full for awhile,
then quickly drop to E. But when I fill it up the tank is only about
1/2 empty. It does not matter what tank I am running on. Is this a
known problem or is there something I can check or fix??

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 15:13:05 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: Ford Ranger Floor Mats

Robert
That would be me Jimmy . My e-mail address is jsruss worldnet.att.net
E-mail me and i'll give you the address .

From: "Robert Stinnett TSO8352
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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 97 15:07:57 +0000

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To the guy selling the floor mats --

your e-mail address isn't working (says user cannot store messages or
something to that extent). Anyway, I'd like to purchase the Ranger floor
mats. Just let me know how much and where to send it.

If anyone else knows where to pick up a set of Ranger floot mats, please
let me know. Right now I got a basic "grey" floormat, but would really
like to get some Ranger mats without paying the dealer an outrageous price.

Robert Stinnett, IS


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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 15:30:47 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: mats for sale

Members
The Ranger mats are still for sale . The first person who e-mails me
saying they want them get em . E-mail me in private at
jsruss worldnet.att.net

Jimmy

PS: these mats are carpet from Ford with Ranger (black lettering down
sides)

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 12:07:38 -0800
From: "Leo Mosley"
Subject: Axle Code

I have noticed that several people have asked what the axle codes mean for their
truck, and have received the information from others on the list. I wonder if I
could ask the same question? I have an 87 F-150, extended cab, long box, 2wd, 5
litre. The axle code on the door tag is 19.
Can anyone decipher this for me?
Thanks
Leo Mosley

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 16:27:04 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: performance catalouge #

Hers the # for performance catalouge : 1-800-789-1966 you might
need this code 1X7FT34

Jimmy

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 97 14:38
From: CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John)
Subject: Axle Code

Look in your owners manual and it will tell you what code number = what
gear ratio is in your axle. For instanace on 93' Ranger 4x4 code number
87 = 3:73. There is a table in your owners manual that will cue you in on
this.

John Cassis
The Danger Ranger

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 15:17:24 -0600
From: "Beaman, James"
Subject: RE: Fuel Guage issues

Michael Wray wrote:

> Speaking of fuel pumps..... What about the guages?? I have dual
> tanks in my '86 F250 and the guage seems to stay on full for awhile,
> then quickly drop to E. But when I fill it up the tank is only about
> 1/2 empty. It does not matter what tank I am running on. Is this a
> known problem or is there something I can check or fix??
>
Sounds like the sending unit in the fuel tank is partially defective. I
have heard these are notorious for going out. The '85 F150 I used to
have had this problem but I just lived with it and never got it fixed.
Just watched the miles per tankful to estimate when to fill up again.

James Beaman
james.beaman lmco.com
Houston, Texas

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 17:42:19 -0500 (EST)
From: DUALIE aol.com
Subject: Re: Diesel Battery Cables

one day my wife go's to pick up the trailer a half our later she calls me up
and say's the truck wont start so i drive down there and take a look the
battery termanals were so coroded that ther wasent enough corners on the nuts
to ware i could losen them to clean them off i had to use vice-grips to losen
them. well the next day i went down to the local hard ware store and got 2
sets of stainless bolts and 2 sets of anti corosian pads and installed they
work greate the insalation on the cable that runs in frount of the raidiator
was a littel tatered bet I just cleaned it up with a wire brush and raped it
in electrical in salation followed by some electrical tape and it woks fine
like that for over a year and a half.

hope that helps


Donald Peterson
1994 F-350 crew cab turbo diesel
1996 F-150 eddie bauer 300ci six
1984 F-250 XL 460 ci
1987 Super duty 460 ci flat bed
1973 F-800 flat bed

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 97 14:50
From: CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John)
Subject: After Market Ranger Stuff

Compared to other trucks (like the toys) there does not seem to be nearly
as much for the best selling truck in the US. What I do not understand is
why 4x4 Rangers do not come from the factory with the front setting level
with the rear. It makes the truck look much more like a 4x4, they could
put 31x10.50's on them stock (which realy spreds the weight of the truck
out better off-road) and you would not have to modify as much if you do a
lot of 4-wheeling. I do alot of off-roading on the beaches down here in
Texas and when I changed from the stock set-up to a 2 1/2" lift in the
front, new shocks, 8" wheels, and 31's the truck floats on top of the
sand so much better. You would realy have to be an idiot to get it stuck
in the sand. What realy sucked was the guys with the toys just have to
get new wheels and tires. Maybe I'm wrong and it's just my personal
preferance but I realy think the truck looks so much better without the
front sagging down all low to the ground. It's not a sports car, it's a
truck. Anybody out there agree with this, or am I out in left field here?

John Cassis
The Danger Ranger

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 15:41:00 -0500
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: After Market Ranger Stuff

John wrote:
>
> Compared to other trucks (like the toys) there does not seem to be nearly
> as much for the best selling truck in the US. What I do not understand is
> why 4x4 Rangers do not come from the factory with the front setting level
> with the rear. It makes the truck look much more like a 4x4,

I don't mind the back end sitting a little higher than the front.
Guess it harkens back to my early years when all the really *COOL*
cars & trucks rode that way!!

> they could
> put 31x10.50's on them stock (which realy spreds the weight of the truck
> out better off-road) and you would not have to modify as much if you do a
> lot of 4-wheeling. I do alot of off-roading on the beaches down here in
> Texas and when I changed from the stock set-up to a 2 1/2" lift in the
> front, new shocks, 8" wheels, and 31's the truck floats on top of the
> sand so much better. You would realy have to be an idiot to get it stuck
> in the sand. What realy sucked was the guys with the toys just have to
> get new wheels and tires.

My truck came with the 265/75 tires. I think these are pretty close
to the 31's (not sure about what width will work). I hope to
"upgrade" to 31's when these Firestones wear out. As for
"beach-ablility"... I took mine out into the dunes when it was about 3
days old. I just aired down a little & drove everywhere anyone else
went (okay... not EVERYWHERE.. I am still guarding the paint!!).

> am I out in left field here?

Naw, you live in the US of A... you are entitled to your opinion. I
just wish there were a few more options for "improving" my Ranger!


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

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:45:09 -0500
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Re: After Market Ranger Stuff

No, I think you hit the nail right on the head. I hated how the front end
of my Ranger sat so low when I bought it. But I didn't get too upset
because I knew that I was going to lift it. Now that I have the 6"
suspension lift on it and it still rides low in the front, now I'm upset.
But I'm gonna fix that this winter. While it's in the garage for it's
complete overhaul and for all of it's additional accessories, I'm gonna
remove the coil spring seats and raise the front end up about three inches
so that it sits level. I plan to custom machine the blocks and go with a
higher strength bolt so that there are no weak factors. Also, have you
really looked around out there for you Ranger parts? My local off-road shop
can just about get me anything that I want to put on it. Sometimes just
because you don't see it, doesn't mean that they don't make it.

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:55:43, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: After Market Ranger Stuff

I agree....Rangers should come level 4x2 or 4x4.

Josh

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:16:16 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: After Market Ranger Stuff

Yah now were talking ! Someone other than me that has a Ranger lifted
6" . We need to talk . I've also found just about everthing I want
for my 96 Ranger .



From: "Jerry Dean"
To:
Reply-to: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Subject: Re: After Market Ranger Stuff
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 97 23:45:09 +0000

No, I think you hit the nail right on the head. I hated how the front end
of my Ranger sat so low when I bought it. But I didn't get too upset
because I knew that I was going to lift it. Now that I have the 6"
suspension lift on it and it still rides low in the front, now I'm upset.
But I'm gonna fix that this winter. While it's in the garage for it's
complete overhaul and for all of it's additional accessories, I'm gonna
remove the coil spring seats and raise the front end up about three inches
so that it sits level. I plan to custom machine the blocks and go with a
higher strength bolt so that there are no weak factors. Also, have you
really looked around out there for you Ranger parts? My local off-road shop
can just about get me anything that I want to put on it. Sometimes just
because you don't see it, doesn't mean that they don't make it.



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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 19:30:19 -0500
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Re: After Market Ranger Stuff

Well, I need the 6" lift and the additional front 3" to accommodate the new
Super Swamper Thornbird TSL 35x12.5x15 tires that I'm putting on this
winter. I was going to mount them on ARE Atlas 15x8 polished aluminum
wheels, but I see that the new line is out now, so I am going to go with the
Turbo style wheels. Do you think that 15x8 rims will be okay, or should I
go with 15x10 rims?

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:41:00 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: After Market Ranger Stuff

Jerry
I see you are thinking straight on the tire brand :) I have the
Swamper SX's 32x11.50 on 15x8 Superior Laser III aluminum rims . If
you off-road as much as I think you do go with the 8's because of the
more rounded sidewalls vs. vertical with the 10's (better protection
with 8's) However the 8's might hit the radius arms with a 12.5width
tire . What year Ranger do you have ? What gears are you using with
35's ? Your 6" lift was that over the factory lift of Rangers with
265/75 tires ? What lift brand do you have ? You can see mine at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/jeepgeek3/pictures.html Mine is the green one
, I have since done a lot more to it (old picture)


From: "Jerry Dean"
To:
Reply-to: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
Subject: Re: After Market Ranger Stuff
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 97 00:30:19 +0000

Well, I need the 6" lift and the additional front 3" to accommodate the new
Super Swamper Thornbird TSL 35x12.5x15 tires that I'm putting on this
winter. I was going to mount them on ARE Atlas 15x8 polished aluminum
wheels, but I see that the new line is out now, so I am going to go with the
Turbo style wheels. Do you think that 15x8 rims will be okay, or should I
go with 15x10 rims?



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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 16:45:43 -0800
From: "John D. Bowne"
Subject: RE: Fuel Guage issues

I had a similar problem with my '90 F250 in the front tank only. It turned
out that the float had developed a leak. I was able to remove the tank and
extract the sender. The sender was a lot of money, but the float is
removeable and the dealer had kept all of the old floats off of defective
(for other reasons) senders. He provided a couple of them for no charge.

I had briefly (very, very briefly) thought of repairing the hole in the
float, with a soldering iron. But, lets see, gasoline, gasoline vapor, in a
small metal container... can you say hand gernade?

I hope that this helps...

johnbo


At 03:17 PM 11/12/97 -0600, you wrote:
>Michael Wray wrote:
>
>> Speaking of fuel pumps..... What about the guages?? I have dual
>> tanks in my '86 F250 and the guage seems to stay on full for awhile,
>> then quickly drop to E. But when I fill it up the tank is only about
>> 1/2 empty. It does not matter what tank I am running on. Is this a
>> known problem or is there something I can check or fix??
>>
>Sounds like the sending unit in the fuel tank is partially defective. I
>have heard these are notorious for going out. The '85 F150 I used to
>have had this problem but I just lived with it and never got it fixed.
>Just watched the miles per tankful to estimate when to fill up again.
>
>James Beaman
>james.beaman lmco.com
>Houston, Texas
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>
>

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:04:22 -0500
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Re: After Market Ranger Stuff

Well, to tell you the truth, my 96 Ranger STX Supercab 4x4 has only been
off-road and into some serious wheelin' twice since I bought it, and that
was just to test the lift and make sure that everything was nice and tight
and that nothing needs adjusted. You can see a picture of it at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mothers.com/coolcars_cstmr.html. Mother's honored me about two
month's ago with this on their site. But this picture is an old one now.
Also I have other pictures at this site of all of the truck
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sky.net/~wkurtz/jb.html When it comes out of the body shop in
the spring it will look a lot different, and then we have big plans for it
the year after that. We ( my wife and I) are shooting for a national
sponsorship this year and so we plan on at least three maybe four national
shows. One in Canto OH in May, Bloomsburg PA in July, and New York in
August. Maybe we will do the World Of Wheels show at Ocean City MD and in
Pittsburgh PA, but those are not set in stone yet.

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 19:07:31 -0600
From: Gary Snook
Subject: Oil pan Plug

Chris;
Had a similar occurance on a 429 in a 68 T-Bird. Went to the dealer,
and the self-tapping replacement plugs come (came) in 3 oversizes, so you
got 2 more chances.

Gary

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:24:15 -0500 (EST)
From: Raym351 aol.com
Subject: Re: '94 F150 Tranny and gas gauge questions

Have you tried replacing the sending unit inside the tank?

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:52:53 -0500 (EST)
From: Psnowball aol.com
Subject: Re: Bed Liners

Judy: I've not heard of them, but am a strong believer in bedliners. I had
them put on my 2 Toyotas the week we bought them almost 11 years ago. I had
to take one off in 1996 (had the truck painted) and the bed looked like new.
As soon as I got my new Ranger last month, I had one installed. But, if you
don't want to deal with a full liner, I'd go the RhinoLiner route. It's kind
of pricey, but may suit your needs better.

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 22:04:30 +0000
From: jsruss postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Subject: Clearance with35"ers

Jerry
What is the clearance on your STX Ranger with 35's ? How does the
truck perform with them ?

Jimmy

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 19:16:01
From: "M. Monninger"
Subject: Ranger Engine Upgrade Advice Sought

I recently acquired an 89 Ranger XLT in really nice shape except that the
2.3L engine is toast (oil pump failure). I guess I could just replace the
2.3L but I was wondering how much work & expense it would be to put in a
bigger engine, say a 3.0L or so. I know I'd probably have to replace engine
mounts but what else has to be done? Will the 3.0L mate to the gearbox
(5-sp)? Would it fit without engine compartment "adjustments"? I don't
think I want to go the V-8 route but a V-6 would be nice. Any
advice/comments/opinions will be appreciated.

Thanks... Mark

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 21:47:38 -0500....


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