Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 03:50:51 -0700 (MST)
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fordtrucks80up-digest Friday, November 14 1997 Volume 01 : Number 219

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 And Newer Trucks Digest
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In this issue:

New FSeries [Midwest96]
Re: no horn [Nathan Heid ]
[none] [Gary Snook ]
level or not? [yhtlines]
Re: Ranger Tires [Jason Lester ]
Electric Supercharger [Luke Wells ]
F-150 Fuel Filter [johnmck (John R. McKee)]
Re: Fuel Gauge ["Mark J. Salvetti" ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #218 [hondascooter (Scott M Rosenth]



Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 21:26:37 -0500 (EST)
From: Midwest96
Subject: New FSeries

For those of you who are crooning about how well built the new Fseries is I
wish you could have been on I75 today. There was an undercover (250 or 350
not sure) parked on the side of the road, and the other three vehicles in
the convoy were behind him, and they were trying to put the rear bumper back
on. One of the funniest things I've seen in awhile. Anyway, I got a good
laugh out of it - they were all in their nice dress shirts and ties...



Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 21:30:17 -0500
From: Nathan Heid
Subject: Re: no horn

>I'm the proud owner of a '94 Ford Ranger XLT 5spd 4cyl. Just recently, I
>noticed that my horn doesn't work. Now in most cities, that's okay, but in
>Boston, a horn is a drivers best weapon :-) Anyway, I don't have any of the
>books or manuals for this model and I'd like to know how to fix this.
>If it's a fuse, I need to know which one. I went to a local parts store and
>the guy didn't know for sure.

Look in your owner's manual. It should have a fuse panel diagram.

He thought it was the yellow fuse labeled '20'.
>So I pulled of the fuse cover and sure enough, one of the '20' fuses was
>but my horn still doesn't work after replacing it.

Is the new fuse blown now? This would indicate a short.


Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 21:10:58 -0600
From: Gary Snook
Subject: [none]

Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 02:00:51 -0500 (EST)
From: Christopher Smith
Subject: Re: fuel guage

Well bud, I hate to say it but get used to your gas guage working that
way. I have had an 83 FS 4x4 bronco and an 85 F250 4x4 with dual tanks
and they all have had the same problem of reading full forever and then
drasticly sinking to E. I have found no way of fixing this problem
without really looking into it. I am guessing the floats in the tanks are
not operating properly.
Chris Smith
Anderson, IN

Honestly, until I got my 92, I thought this was the way ALL Ford gas gauges
worked. I have driven Fords for 30+ years, all sizes, kinds and styles,
and until my 92 Aerostar, they ALL went forever before the gauge came off
the full mark, and then went to empty by the next 70-100 miles.



Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 20:36:07
From: yhtlines
Subject: level or not?

The arguement about (and by) manufacturers having the rear higher than the
front or not, has been going on for a long time. Its a marketing thing. Go
look at some older models and you will see that some actually have the rear
higher than the front, but hve then leveled the bed. I remember about 1970
when DOdge announced their beds would no longer be leveled. Its whatever
marketing decides will sell at any one moment to their intended customers,
read surveys.

Toyota has done a fine job of convincing kids to buy theirs by having the
wheel wells big enough to put bigger tires on stock wheels-f&r (and have
them fit) and then be able to afford aftermarket wheels later. Toyota has
gone for the youth market. Kids have welt dreams about 4x Toyotas. Ford and
Chevy have not figured out that if you have a good product and sell to a
young person, you have them for life. Toyota has not done too well with the
T100, they must have dropped the marketing there somehow. Cause, usually
young guys go from a cheap Toyota to a newer/bigger Chevy. No V8 in the
T100? And bypass Fords. Maybe the new F150 bodystyle will win a few over.
My son is sure crazy about the new F150's, and would have one in a
heartbeat, er, uh, have one in a second! Only now starting to see kids
around here fix up old Rangers in the baja look, lots of those running
around here now. YOu don't like the lifted rear? How about the lifted
fronts on these? The local parts house called it the for-runner or
pre-runner look.
Dave Lampert


Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 23:08:34 -0500
From: Jason Lester
Subject: Re: Ranger Tires

On the subject of off-road tires, I'd have to say that everything I've read
praises the sidewalls on the BFG line. If they weren't pretty tough, I'm
sure they wouldn't stand up to the SCORE off-road races (including the
Bajas). Granted those are the BajaTA versions, but they're basically the
same construction. I do like the Swampers too though, that's what my next
set will be.



Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 23:31:55 -0500
From: Luke Wells
Subject: Electric Supercharger

For the question on Electric Superchargers it was in any recent edition
of Sport Compact Car.


Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 00:27:40 EST
From: johnmck (John R. McKee)
Subject: F-150 Fuel Filter

I want to change the fuel filter on my 97 F-150. do I get the fuel
lines off the filter? There are two clamp type things on the fuel line
at both ends of the filter, but I don't know they should be used. Also,
much fuel can I expect to run out of the lines when I remove
them from the filter? Any and all help will be much appreciated.



Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 00:51:39 -0500
From: "Mark J. Salvetti"
Subject: Re: Fuel Gauge

>Well bud, I hate to say it but get used to your gas guage working that =
way. I have had an 83 FS 4x4 bronco and an 85 >F250 4x4 with dual tanks =
and they all have had the same problem of reading full forever and then =
drasticly sinking to E. I >have found no way of fixing this problem =
without really looking into it. I am guessing the floats in the tanks =
are not >operating properly.
>Chris Smith
>Anderson, IN

I've got a 1986 F-150 with dual 19 gallon tanks. On my truck, the gauge =
reads fine from Full to 1/2. Takes about 10 gallons to refill at this =
point. Then it drops like a rock from 1/2 to Empty. Both tanks work =
like this. Corresponds to about 2 or 3 more gallons used. As I always =
alternate tanks and always keep one full, it's not a big deal. I just =
live with it, but it annoys me.

Mark Salvetti
1986 F-150 5.0L, 2WD


Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 00:31:22 -0700
From: hondascooter (Scott M Rosenthal)
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #218

I just purchased a 1988 Ranger 4x4 xtra cab XL. This truck seems to be an
oddball. The left front fender has an XLT emblem on it and the right
fender just reads Ranger. It also has the built in cup holders in the
back which are only available on the XLT. I wonder what they drank for
lunch that day. Have you ever heard of anything like this?

Scott Rosenthal
Parts Manager
Fay Myers Motorcycle World
hondascooter ....

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