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fordtrucks80up-digest Tuesday, November 18 1997 Volume 01 : Number 226



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In this issue:

RE: Four door Ranger [tgstoner umich.edu]
FW: Internet Virus ALERT! [Brian Pynn ]
Re: FW: Internet Virus ALERT! [alanh galaxy.nsc.com (The Hepburn)]
Re: FW: Internet Virus ALERT! [Thom Cheney ]
Re: FW: Internet Virus ALERT! ["John D. Bowne" ]
re: 2.3 to 2.9 swap [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Need Info ["Bryan Jordan" ]
Re: Need Info [cdkelly juno.com (Christopher D Kelly)]
voltage reg [hsherman ]
I have a question vaccum booster 1980 f-150 [IMATOOLMAN aol.com]
Re: Internet Virus ALERT! ["Ned" ]
RE: Internet Virus ALERT! ["Albasha, Ned" ]
Re: radius arm bushings [Bakend aol.com]
Re: Need Info ["Froggy" ]
Re: Need Info [Thom Cheney ]
Re: Need Info [bthomas Kollsman.com]
Q: On Radius arms (length) [IamGoode aol.com]
Re: voltage reg ["David J. Baldwin" ]
Re: Floor [Midwest96 aol.com]
Re: Internet Virus ALERT! [Midwest96 aol.com]
gas mileage [Psnowball aol.com]
300 I6 Oil Pan Removal - Help! [Pengy67 aol.com]

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 10:37:09 -0500
From: tgstoner umich.edu
Subject: RE: Four door Ranger

On Mon, 17 Nov 1997 KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY) wrote:
> If anyone else has looked at the 4 door Ranger at the web site
> mentioned earlier, what do you all think?

**************************
Josh,

I've been a Ranger driver for six years now ('92 , '94, and '96) and have
had a Super Cab version for the last two years. I started following all of
the "spy shots" of the 4-door version from the day that I first saw one,
thinking that it should be my next truck. I too really like the way that
it looks. Recently however, I found that I can lease a loaded F-150 for
the same monthly payment that I've been paying on the '96 Ranger. With a
SuperCab F-150, I get a fairly good sized, "real" back seat, and still have
a 6-1/2 foot box (Flareside). Plus it will cost me less to insure the
F-150. Since that 4-door Ranger appears to have a bed that appears to be
only about 5-1/2 feet long, I'd be trading load space for interior space.
And, although Ford is talking about production plans in South America and
Asia, they haven't yet said much about when the 4-door Ranger will be
available to us here in North America.

With the F-150 I'm just getting more space all the way around. Of course
I'll be using more gasoline to move the F-150 around, but I'm willing to
pay that price. Two weeks ago I ordered a 4-wheel drive F-150 Lariat Super
Cab, and I'm anixously awaiting its arrival.

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

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 09:13:20 -0800
From: Brian Pynn
Subject: FW: Internet Virus ALERT!

Info at bottom...

> ----------
> From: Brian Pynn
> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 8:36 AM
> To: Louis Hopcraft; Dinah Brennan
> Subject: FW: Internet Virus ALERT!
>
>
>
> ----------
> From: BEABE icbc.com[SMTP:BEABE icbc.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 17, 1997 12:57 PM
> To: lrobertson cdsl.ca; lgeosits vse.com;
> Shirley-Ann_Wagenaar notes.bctel.com
> Subject: Internet Virus ALERT!
>
> Hi! Just keeping you in the loop re a new Internet Virus.
> You may want to forward this around your companies.
> Betty.
> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 1 follows
> )---------------------
> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 12:22pm PT
> To: MLISD
> From: DONEL ICBC
> Subject: PLEASE READ NOW
>
> please read down to the letter which describes a virus. you should
> also be in
> touch with your customers to advise them as well.
>
> i expect there will be more direction on this shortly.
>
> thanks,,,,doug
> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 2 follows
> )---------------------
> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 11:53am PT
> To: MLASDMG
> From: PABAR
> Subject: PLEASE READ NOW
>
> fyi...
> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 3 follows
> )---------------------
> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 11:30am PT
> To: MLMVDALL, SICHOW
> From: BRAUG
> Subject: PLEASE READ NOW
>
> Fyi,
> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 4 follows
> )---------------------
> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 11:28am PT
> To: MLCSS-DFP
> From: SUSCH
> Subject: NEW VIRUS ON INTERNET.
>
> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 2 follows
> )---------------------
> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 8:49am PT
> To: MLHD
> From: JECOO
> Subject: NEW VIRUS
>
> FYI....
>
> WARNING!!! If you receive an e-mail titled "JOIN THE CREW" DO NOT
> open it! It will erase EVERYTHING on your hard drive! Send this
> letter out to as many people you can....this is a new virus and not
> many people know about it! This message was received this morning
> from IBM, and the Army National Guard, please share it with anyone
> that might access the Internet.
>
> Regards,
> Jerry Cooling
> IBM Services
> 661-2747
>
>
>

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 09:31:36 -0800
From: alanh galaxy.nsc.com (The Hepburn)
Subject: Re: FW: Internet Virus ALERT!

C'mon people; almost all the reported "internet viruses" are
just hoaxes, and the only way anything gets spread by them is
when you start forwarding them to every place you've ever heard
of. The actual "virus" is the message itself showing up in
mailboxes worldwide.

Reading your mail does not erase your hard drive; you need to
run an executable to do that, and I don't know of any mail
readers that automatically run executables.

With that in ind, here's something I picked up somewhere a while
back that some might find amusing, and others find alarming:

- ------------------------------

NEW, important information on the "Badtimes" virus (not to be confused
with the "Goodtimes" virus!!).

**********
This just in : NEW VIRUS WARNING

If you receive an e-mail with a subject line of "Badtimes," delete it
immediately WITHOUT reading it. This is the most dangerous E-mail
virus yet.

It will completely re-write your hard drive. Not only that, but it
will scramble any disks that are even close to your computer. It also
demagnetizes the strips on all your credit cards, reprograms your ATM
access code, screws up the tracking on your VCR and uses subspace
field harmonics to scratch any CDs you try to play. It will
recalibrate your refrigerator's coolness setting so all your ice cream
melts and your milk curdles. It will give your ex-boy/girlfriend your
new phone number.

This virus will mix antifreeze into your fish tank. It will drink all
your soda and leave dirty socks on the coffee table when you are
expecting company. It will hide your car keys when you are late for
work and interfere with your car radio so that you hear only static
while stuck in traffic.

When executed, "Badtimes" will also give you nightmares about circus
midgets. It will replace your shampoo with Nair and your Nair with Rogaine.
"Badtimes" will give you Dutch Elm disease and brown patch. If the
"Badtimes" mail message is opened in a Windows 95 environment it will
leave the toilet seat up and leave your hairdryer plugged in
dangerously close to a full bathtub. It will not only remove the
forbidden tags from your mattresses and pillows, but it will also
refill your skim milk with whole milk.

It is insidious and subtle. It is dangerous and terrifying to behold.
It is also a rather interesting shade of mauve.

These are just a few signs.

Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

- ---

Alan Hepburn | |
National Semiconductor | DON'T TREAD ON ME |
Santa Clara, Ca | |
alanh galaxy.nsc.com | |

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 09:56:51 -0500
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: FW: Internet Virus ALERT!

not again.... I've been getting crap about this alleged virus for the
past 2 years. Everyone in unison.... "BOGUS BOGUS BOGUS....."
- --
Thom Cheney
Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 10:02:37 -0800
From: "John D. Bowne"
Subject: Re: FW: Internet Virus ALERT!

Come on folks,

This is an urban legend, in all of its various forms. There is no way that
reading an email message can do this. Executing an attachment is a
different story, but not reading a piece of email.

johnbo


At 09:13 AM 11/18/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Info at bottom...
>
>> ----------
>> From: Brian Pynn
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 8:36 AM
>> To: Louis Hopcraft; Dinah Brennan
>> Subject: FW: Internet Virus ALERT!
>>
>>
>>
>> ----------
>> From: BEABE icbc.com[SMTP:BEABE icbc.com]
>> Sent: Monday, November 17, 1997 12:57 PM
>> To: lrobertson cdsl.ca; lgeosits vse.com;
>> Shirley-Ann_Wagenaar notes.bctel.com
>> Subject: Internet Virus ALERT!
>>
>> Hi! Just keeping you in the loop re a new Internet Virus.
>> You may want to forward this around your companies.
>> Betty.
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 1 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 12:22pm PT
>> To: MLISD
>> From: DONEL ICBC
>> Subject: PLEASE READ NOW
>>
>> please read down to the letter which describes a virus. you should
>> also be in
>> touch with your customers to advise them as well.
>>
>> i expect there will be more direction on this shortly.
>>
>> thanks,,,,doug
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 2 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 11:53am PT
>> To: MLASDMG
>> From: PABAR
>> Subject: PLEASE READ NOW
>>
>> fyi...
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 3 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 11:30am PT
>> To: MLMVDALL, SICHOW
>> From: BRAUG
>> Subject: PLEASE READ NOW
>>
>> Fyi,
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 4 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 11:28am PT
>> To: MLCSS-DFP
>> From: SUSCH
>> Subject: NEW VIRUS ON INTERNET.
>>
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 2 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 8:49am PT
>> To: MLHD
>> From: JECOO
>> Subject: NEW VIRUS
>>
>> FYI....
>>
>> WARNING!!! If you receive an e-mail titled "JOIN THE CREW" DO NOT
>> open it! It will erase EVERYTHING on your hard drive! Send this
>> letter out to as many people you can....this is a new virus and not
>> many people know about it! This message was received this morning
>> from IBM, and the Army National Guard, please share it with anyone
>> that might access the Internet.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Jerry Cooling
>> IBM Services
>> 661-2747
>>
>>
>>
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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 13:18:43, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: 2.3 to 2.9 swap

Bob,

You would want a new tranny to match the power of the 2.9. Probably
a new driveshaft as well as engine and tranny mounts. Is your 2.3L
an EFI or Carburated? That will also make a difference. If
carburated, why don't ya drop in a 5.0L instead?
Josh

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 19:47:35 +0100
From: "Bryan Jordan"
Subject: Need Info

Okay Guys,

I'm new on the list. I am located in Germany with the Military. I want to
buy a Ford ranger 4X2, either new or 1 yr old, but can't find any detailed
tech info concerning engines on the net. Even Ford Motor Co shows mostly
pictures. Site is slow as a Chevy.

I don't want to modify the engine for more HP until the warranty is over. I
need an engine that can maintain 100 mph at no more than 4,000 - 4500 rpm
for 6 hrs (the time it takes from Heidelberg to Berlin). Monthly trips to
see my 10 yr old daughter.

Will the 2.3 L do it? Also, why is the 3.0 L V6 mentioned on the rangercom
site as being the "least popular"? What kind of gas mileage does the 4.0L
get. Any comments on engine reliability, etc are appreciated.

Thanks,

Bryan

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 14:35:58 -0500
From: cdkelly juno.com (Christopher D Kelly)
Subject: Re: Need Info

The 2.3 as well as the other rangers all top out at 105!(speed limiter)I
have had my 2.3 hit 105 twice once in fourth gear...but would not
recommend running it at the speed for 6 hours a day...go with the 4.0 the
3.0 SUCKS! As weak as the 2.3 and uses as much gas as the 4.0, the 3.0 is
a waste of time. I think the 3.0 is a Mazda motor and the 2.3 and 4.0 are
ford motors. Well good luck!
On Tue, 18 Nov 1997 19:47:35 +0100 "Bryan Jordan"
writes:
>Okay Guys,
>
>I'm new on the list. I am located in Germany with the Military. I
>want to
>buy a Ford ranger 4X2, either new or 1 yr old, but can't find any
>detailed
>tech info concerning engines on the net. Even Ford Motor Co shows
>mostly
>pictures. Site is slow as a Chevy.
>
>I don't want to modify the engine for more HP until the warranty is
>over. I
>need an engine that can maintain 100 mph at no more than 4,000 - 4500
>rpm
>for 6 hrs (the time it takes from Heidelberg to Berlin). Monthly trips
>to
>see my 10 yr old daughter.
>
>Will the 2.3 L do it? Also, why is the 3.0 L V6 mentioned on the
>rangercom
>site as being the "least popular"? What kind of gas mileage does the
>4.0L
>get. Any comments on engine reliability, etc are appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Bryan
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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 14:07:50 -0600
From: hsherman
Subject: voltage reg

I understand that there is a voltage reg for the instruments
on an 85 for van.
Can someone tell me how this device functions?
What is it's output voltage?
How is the output voltage maintained?
Thanks in advance,
hsherman gulfsurf.infi.net

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 15:30:51 -0500 (EST)
From: IMATOOLMAN aol.com
Subject: I have a question vaccum booster 1980 f-150

How can I tell if my vacuum booster is bad?
My brake pedal doesn't come all the way back up after braking, the last 1" or
so I have to use my foot to pull it back up. When I pull up on the pedal a
vacuum sound is heard coming from the rear of the booster near the brake
pedal rod going into the booster assembly.
The brakes drag a little before I pull back up on the pedal, I've tried to
adjust the rod to the master cylinder but it made it worse Do you think It
could be that my booster is bad everything else is new in the system
Thanks Tony Matsik

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 15:54:05 -0500
From: "Ned"
Subject: Re: Internet Virus ALERT!

NO WAY!! I cant believe that people would make a program that would do
that. By the way, I heard yesterday that they changed the spelling of
"GULLIBLE" in the dictionary. You all should check it out.


- -----Original Message-----
From: Brian Pynn
To: 'Ford Trucks List' ; 'Fordnatics'

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 12:15 PM
Subject: FW: Internet Virus ALERT!


>Info at bottom...
>
>> ----------
>> From: Brian Pynn
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 8:36 AM
>> To: Louis Hopcraft; Dinah Brennan
>> Subject: FW: Internet Virus ALERT!
>>
>>
>>
>> ----------
>> From: BEABE icbc.com[SMTP:BEABE icbc.com]
>> Sent: Monday, November 17, 1997 12:57 PM
>> To: lrobertson cdsl.ca; lgeosits vse.com;
>> Shirley-Ann_Wagenaar notes.bctel.com
>> Subject: Internet Virus ALERT!
>>
>> Hi! Just keeping you in the loop re a new Internet Virus.
>> You may want to forward this around your companies.
>> Betty.
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 1 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 12:22pm PT
>> To: MLISD
>> From: DONEL ICBC
>> Subject: PLEASE READ NOW
>>
>> please read down to the letter which describes a virus. you should
>> also be in
>> touch with your customers to advise them as well.
>>
>> i expect there will be more direction on this shortly.
>>
>> thanks,,,,doug
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 2 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 11:53am PT
>> To: MLASDMG
>> From: PABAR
>> Subject: PLEASE READ NOW
>>
>> fyi...
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 3 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 11:30am PT
>> To: MLMVDALL, SICHOW
>> From: BRAUG
>> Subject: PLEASE READ NOW
>>
>> Fyi,
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 4 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 11:28am PT
>> To: MLCSS-DFP
>> From: SUSCH
>> Subject: NEW VIRUS ON INTERNET.
>>
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 2 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 8:49am PT
>> To: MLHD
>> From: JECOO
>> Subject: NEW VIRUS
>>
>> FYI....
>>
>> WARNING!!! If you receive an e-mail titled "JOIN THE CREW" DO NOT
>> open it! It will erase EVERYTHING on your hard drive! Send this
>> letter out to as many people you can....this is a new virus and not
>> many people know about it! This message was received this morning
>> from IBM, and the Army National Guard, please share it with anyone
>> that might access the Internet.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Jerry Cooling
>> IBM Services
>> 661-2747
>>
>>
>>
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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 16:10:13 -0500
From: "Albasha, Ned"
Subject: RE: Internet Virus ALERT!

Hi Ya ALL
I'll clear all this out
A virus is a program. To infect your machine this program must
be executed. So the number one item on the misinformation list about
viruses is that reading a mail message can infect your computer. This
is NOT true.
If I hear one more good intentioned warning about the "Good
Times" virus or any other virus I think I'll scream, or possibly do
something even more violent! "looking" at a program (I.e. reading the
message), cannot infect your machine any more than looking at the source
code of program can execute it.
Now, having said that, there is one caveat to be aware of. Some
programs, such as Microsoft Word, can be set to automatically execute a
startup macro when a document is loaded. It is possible for a virus to
be imbedded in a macro, in which case reading the document can cause the
macro to be executed and possibly damage your machine. However, with
any autoexecute function disabled there is no danger in reading e-mail
messages.
I hope this clear everything.

Ned


-----Original Message-----
From:Ned [SMTP:ned kiva.net]
Sent:Tuesday, November 18, 1997 3:54 PM
To:fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Subject:Re: Internet Virus ALERT!

NO WAY!! I cant believe that people would make a program that
would do
that. By the way, I heard yesterday that they changed the
spelling of
"GULLIBLE" in the dictionary. You all should check it out.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Pynn
To: 'Ford Trucks List' ;
'Fordnatics'

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 12:15 PM
Subject: FW: Internet Virus ALERT!


>Info at bottom...
>
>> ----------
>> From: Brian Pynn
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 8:36 AM
>> To: Louis Hopcraft; Dinah Brennan
>> Subject: FW: Internet Virus ALERT!
>>
>>
>>
>> ----------
>> From: BEABE icbc.com[SMTP:BEABE icbc.com]
>> Sent: Monday, November 17, 1997 12:57 PM
>> To: lrobertson cdsl.ca; lgeosits vse.com;
>> Shirley-Ann_Wagenaar notes.bctel.com
>> Subject: Internet Virus ALERT!
>>
>> Hi! Just keeping you in the loop re a new Internet Virus.
>> You may want to forward this around your companies.
>> Betty.
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 1 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 12:22pm PT
>> To: MLISD
>> From: DONEL ICBC
>> Subject: PLEASE READ NOW
>>
>> please read down to the letter which describes a virus. you
should
>> also be in
>> touch with your customers to advise them as well.
>>
>> i expect there will be more direction on this shortly.
>>
>> thanks,,,,doug
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 2 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 11:53am PT
>> To: MLASDMG
>> From: PABAR
>> Subject: PLEASE READ NOW
>>
>> fyi...
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 3 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 11:30am PT
>> To: MLMVDALL, SICHOW
>> From: BRAUG
>> Subject: PLEASE READ NOW
>>
>> Fyi,
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 4 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 11:28am PT
>> To: MLCSS-DFP
>> From: SUSCH
>> Subject: NEW VIRUS ON INTERNET.
>>
>> --------------------------( Forwarded letter 2 follows
>> )---------------------
>> Date: Monday, 17 November 1997 8:49am PT
>> To: MLHD
>> From: JECOO
>> Subject: NEW VIRUS
>>
>> FYI....
>>
>> WARNING!!! If you receive an e-mail titled "JOIN THE CREW" DO
NOT
>> open it! It will erase EVERYTHING on your hard drive! Send
this
>> letter out to as many people you can....this is a new virus
and not
>> many people know about it! This message was received this
morning
>> from IBM, and the Army National Guard, please share it with
anyone
>> that might access the Internet.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Jerry Cooling
>> IBM Services
>> 661-2747
>>
>>
>>
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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 16:22:25 -0500 (EST)
From: Bakend aol.com
Subject: Re: radius arm bushings

In a message dated 97-11-17 11:00:09 EST, you write:


Date:97-11-17 11:00:09 EST
From:Iguannna aol.com
Sender:owner-fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Reply-to:fordtrucks80up ListService.net
To:fordtrucks80up ListService.net

In a message dated 97-11-17 06:11:35 EST, you write:


Subject: Radius Arm Bushings >>

The bushings are not all that hard to replace and boy do they make a
difference! Mine is a 1987 so may not be the same, but I changed them in
about 4 hours. You do need to remove the coil springs, but don't need any
compressor tool or any thing special. Just get the front blocked up solid
with the wheels off the floor. Remove the center nut that holds the spring
(support the wheel as it will fall down) and remove the spring. Next remove
the nut on the radius arm and push the axle forward (watch close at the brake
lines and etc.) until it comes out of the bushings. Reassemble with new
bushings and sit back, relax, and enjoy!!!

It is a tough job but well worth it in the long run. Almost drives like those
pricey new ones now.
Dennis

------------------------------

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 16:29:43 -0500
From: "Froggy"
Subject: Re: Need Info

Bryan, There's not a production ranger on the market that will run 100mph
fro six hours, I don't care what motor you put in it. I was in Germany and
our US vehicles are not designed for that environment. If I were going to
buy a ranger though, don't buy anything except the 4.0 with the lowest
(numerical) gear ratio you can find. That will keep your rpm's down,
create less wear and tear, and provide reasonable gas mileage. Remember, a
factory built truck is not designed for high speed; you may also want to
consider adding a topper or something to add a few hundred pounds to
increase the rear weight and provide a little extra traction/stability at
higher speeds. I have a 4.0 in my ranger, and while it is plenty fast
(100mph plus), I wouldn't dare run it more than an hour or so at that
speed....Good luck...froggy USAF Retired!!

- ----------
> From: Bryan Jordan
> To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Subject: Need Info
> Date: Tuesday, November 18, 1997 1:47 PM
>
> Okay Guys,
>
> I'm new on the list. I am located in Germany with the Military. I want
to
> buy a Ford ranger 4X2, either new or 1 yr old, but can't find any
detailed
> tech info concerning engines on the net. Even Ford Motor Co shows mostly
> pictures. Site is slow as a Chevy.
>
> I don't want to modify the engine for more HP until the warranty is over.
I
> need an engine that can maintain 100 mph at no more than 4,000 - 4500 rpm
> for 6 hrs (the time it takes from Heidelberg to Berlin). Monthly trips to
> see my 10 yr old daughter.
>
> Will the 2.3 L do it? Also, why is the 3.0 L V6 mentioned on the
rangercom
> site as being the "least popular"? What kind of gas mileage does the 4.0L
> get. Any comments on engine reliability, etc are appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bryan
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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 13:42:29 -0500
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: Need Info

Hey Bryan,

I recently purchased a '97 Ranger. I bought the 4.0 l V-6. Since my
truck is a super-cab 4X4, I would not choose to get a smaller motor.
In fact, I think this engine could be squeezed for another 10-20 hp
and be about right. Gas mileage is not as good as the 2.4 liter
Toyota motor I had last, but then I wasn't hauling around this much
weight & components. Performance was also not anywhere near the
Ranger. I think I have seen about 22mpg. on an 180 mile trip over a
mountain pass. I'll get a better estimate next week when I do the I-5
run down through Oregon to No. Calif. I hope to see at least 24 mpg,
if I can keep my foot out of it (wishful thinking?). I know you are
more concerned about gas prices in Europe, but I don't think you will
be as happy with the 2.3 liter.

I cannot offer any advice on the 3.0, I am unfamiliar with it. Other
than the additional hp, the reason I opted for the 4.0 was the fact
that Ford has built a giant heaping s**tload of them & they must have
figured out how to do it right by now! My friend has an early
Explorer & he says that everything else has fallen apart on the truck
except the engine.

Good luck in your decision. Have fun on the autobahn!!
- --
Thom Cheney
Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 18:49:34 -0500
From: bthomas Kollsman.com
Subject: Re: Need Info

Why would anyone want to jeopardize the safety of themselves or others by
trying to run a Ranger at 100 mph (regardless of engine size) for more then
two minutes at a time (if at all). You will just be in the way and the
locals will soon figure out that you are just another American that doesn't
have a clue as to what it really takes to drive in Europe.
Sorry, but you asked for it.


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Subject: Need Info
Author: bryanjor metronet.de at KOLLSMAN
Date: 11/18/97 7:47 PM




Okay Guys,
I'm new on the list. I am located in Germany with the Military.
I want to
buy a Ford ranger 4X2, either new or 1 yr old, but can't find
any detailed
tech info concerning engines on the net. Even Ford Motor Co
shows mostly
pictures. Site is slow as a Chevy.
I don't want to modify the engine for more HP until the
warranty is over. I
need an engine that can maintain 100 mph at no more than 4,000
- - 4500 rpm
for 6 hrs (the time it takes from Heidelberg to Berlin).
Monthly trips to
see my 10 yr old daughter.
Will the 2.3 L do it? Also, why is the 3.0 L V6 mentioned on
the rangercom
site as being the "least popular"? What kind of gas mileage
does the 4.0L
get. Any comments on engine reliability, etc are appreciated.
Thanks,
Bryan
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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 19:10:33 -0500 (EST)
From: IamGoode aol.com
Subject: Q: On Radius arms (length)

Is any one aware of various radius arm lengths? Do xlt explorers and rangers
come with a diffrent length than standard? I am looking for a way to
compensate for caster with 2in over stock springs.....Sean

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 18:15:57 -0600
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: voltage reg

hsherman wrote:
>
> I understand that there is a voltage reg for the instruments
> on an 85 for van.
> Can someone tell me how this device functions?
> What is it's output voltage?
> How is the output voltage maintained?

There are a few different types of regulators, but the type in your van
is probably what they call a "linear" regulator.

Typically, it is an IC (integrated circuit) which has an internal
precision voltage reference. It has an output device that functions as
a "valve" to supply current from the ignition (battery) to the output.
An amplifier compares the output voltage to the reference voltage, and
adjusts the current through the "valve" (a transistor) to match the two
voltages.

Regulators are available off-the-shelf from any electronics components
supply. Common voltages are 5V, 12V, and 15V. There are also
adjustable ones that you can set to whatever you want.

What is the output voltage of the regulator in your panel? I don't
know. I don't know if a service manual would provide that info either.
Maybe someone else on the list has some knowledge of this. If it is
supplying logic ICs, it's probably 5V. It may be a dual regulator with
5V and 12V.

Please don't confuse this regulator with the "voltage regulator" for the
charging system--it is completely different.

- --
Best Regards,

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 20:18:30 -0500 (EST)
From: Midwest96 aol.com
Subject: Re: Floor

In a message dated 97-11-18 05:07:22 EST, you write:


Just out of curiosity how much would it have cost for the new floor
(vynle....I know I spelled that wrong)? I'm sory to here how it fit
though. I have the carpet and am constantly getting it filthy and have
been considering the floor like you've got. It would'nt be such a hassel
to keep clean. Have you tried adding some velcro to the part of the floor
that pulls up? Maybe a couple of strips of velcro would hold it down.....


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