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fordtrucks80up-digest Wednesday, December 3 1997 Volume 01 : Number 250



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In this issue:

Re: Ranger Supercab Noise Problem ["M.Monninger" ]
Re: 2.9L Durability [TONYG1401 aol.com]
Re: GASOLINE PRICES [TONYG1401 aol.com]
Re: Best in snow [TONYG1401 aol.com]
Re: Ranger Supercab Noise Problem [TONYG1401 aol.com]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #249 [Bill Funk ]
Re: Oil eatin' 460 [Randy ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #249 [Bill Funk ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #246 [Bill Funk ]
Re: Help Needed for Rough Ride [Bill Funk ]
SPAM was Re: Stripped [Filip M Gieszczykiewicz ]
Re: Help Needed for Rough Ride [Allan Goldarbit

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Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 19:51:17 -0700
From: "M.Monninger"
Subject: Re: Ranger Supercab Noise Problem

I had a problem like that with my 93 Supercab a couple months after I
bought. I discovered that rocking the cab side-to-side caused it. I
crawled under it while my wife rocked it back & forth. Turned out to be
one of the sheet metal seams was just barely rubbing on the metal brake
line (or was it the fuel line?) when the cab flexed a little. I guess it
took a month or so for the cab to settle on its mounts before it
touched. I bent the seam a little at the spot it was rubbing so that it
wouldn't touch the line and that cured it, thankfully. Wierd but true.
Glad I found it before it rubbed thru the line.

Mark


ANTHONY RIFICI wrote:
>
> I own a 1994 Ranger Supercab that has developed a rather obnoxious squeak from the super cab portion of the truck. The squeak occurs when I hit a bump or turn corners or any other action that causes the cab to sustain a torsional load. I have pretty much isolated the squeak to be coming from the sliding rear window. It seems as though the window frame is rubbing up against the cab body and causing the squeak. I was just about ready to have the window removed and re-installed when I put 300 lbs. of gravel in the bed to prepare for winter. The extra weight has completely cured the squeak. This revelation is making me re-evaluate where the squeak was coming from. I am no longer 100% sure that it is the window. However it is also possible that the weight allow my rear suspension to move more, thus reducing the torsional load on the cab enough to cause the window not to squeak.
> As you can see this has been really bothering me. Several local Ford dealers have told me that they have never heard of this problem in a Ranger. Glass dealers tell me that this is a problem in S10s, but not in Rangers (S10 rear window assemblies are completely different so the S10 fix may not work). Have you ever heard of this type of problem in a Ranger before? If so, what is causing the squeak and how do I fix it? I need to do this quickly as the weather is getting colder in Ohio and I don't know how many good days I will have left to try and fix it.
> Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Tony Rifici

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Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 21:56:26 -0500 (EST)
From: TONYG1401 aol.com
Subject: Re: 2.9L Durability

I have a 2.9 in my Mercury Cougar XR7 can you tell me about the engine? A
mech at work has told me of this engine can any one share info with me

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Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 22:00:13 -0500 (EST)
From: TONYG1401 aol.com
Subject: Re: GASOLINE PRICES

I live in West memphis, AR and the gas price here is from $1.00 to $1.25 per
gal

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Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 22:05:08 -0500 (EST)
From: TONYG1401 aol.com
Subject: Re: Best in snow

Best bet is just give good following distance from the vehicle in front of
you and most cars do well.

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Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 22:12:40 -0500 (EST)
From: TONYG1401 aol.com
Subject: Re: Ranger Supercab Noise Problem

Have you checked the security of the cab to the frame

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Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 20:26:34 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #249

> From: Sean Winters
> Subject: Stepside Question
>
> Hey All,
>
> Here is a good one...
>
> Who knows where I can get the tailgate chains and latches for a 82
> stepside?
>
> Thanks for your help.

> Sean

I can think of three sources...
Your local friendly Ford dealer.
Your local friendly auto recycling yard.
Your local hardware store (what are these things but hasps, chains &
hooks?).

Bill Funk

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Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 23:32:14 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: Oil eatin' 460

> ******

I just remebered something, Mike. The compression rings on your pistons
may be just fine. It would be the oil rings that may be bad. I still
think at the rate of oil loss you're experiencing, the truck should be
leaving you some clues. If none of the other things I mentioned earlier
work, I would still try this before going to that new long block.
- -Randy


> Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 20:15:36 -0500
> From: "michael walsh"
> Subject: 1989 F-450(super duty)
>
> I have a 1989 F-super duty with a 460 ci gas engine. The puppy has been
> burning oil since I drove off the lot. At first it was 1 Quart every
> 800-900 miles and it's continued to get worse. Currently, I have 70,000
> miles on it and it sucks a quart every 100 miles.I've had the compression
> checked and it's fine, power seems fine.The local dealerships all recomend
> replacing motor with a new longblock. Could the problem be in the top end.
> Do the 460's have a history of oil consumption.By the way the truck is just
> fine in every other aspect. Anyboby have any advice. Much appreciated.

******

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Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 20:33:24 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #249

> From: "Evan & Teresa"
> Subject: Re: Stripped
>
> if you visit xxx sites you will get that garbage if you don't want
> that crap
> don't visit those sites and don't let anyone else use your computer

That's really funny!!
Obviously, "Evan & Teresa" haven't heard of utilities that will strip
email addresses off any list of messages the user can find, then email
each of them at will. You certainly don't have to visit any of "those
sites" to get this crap.
Best to simply use the delete key, or whichever key your browser uses to
go to the next message.

Bill Funk

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Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 20:50:25 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #246

> From: Chris Brooks
> Subject: F-150 Performance
>
> I own a 92 F150 4x4, I've got a 3" body lift running 33x12.5's, the
> truck has a 302, 4 speed auto, and 3.55 gears. The truck is a daily
> driver and has 114,000 miles on it, the motor uses no oil and as near
> as
> I can tell without doing compression checks is still very solid. For
> the
> most part I am happy with ride and handling and can accept the gas
> mileage but I do alot of off-road driving and the performance off road
>
> is not the greatest. There are no performance mods on it right now but
> I
> know are needed. My first thought is duals, what if any is the
> performance difference between cat-back systems and true dual exhaust,
>
> and what would be the most bang for the buck. What about the computer
> chips? What manufacturer have people had good luck with? What about
> intake mods? I would not like to loose any gas mileage if possible,
> and
> a slight increase would make this that much sweeter but realize
> something might have to suffer. I dont really want to change gears but
>
> would entertain it if need be. Money is not a big consideration, but I
>
> dont want to spend $5,000 either. Any advice would be greatly
> appreciated.

Well, Chris, you don't want much, do you? A 302 running 3.55's to 33"
tires, and you want more power for off roading, and better gas mileage,
too? Ever hear of cow magnets? ;-)
Unless you are a racer, you want torque, not horsepower, for your
off-roading. Best bang-for-the-buck fix will be to go to 4.10's. As for
the exhaust, a 3" cat back system will do you fine, because you
shouldn't be looking for high RPMs. The intake shouldnt need much,
except to use a K&N filter, kept clean.
Now, if you want to get serious, transplant a 460 in there...

Bill Funk

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Date: Tue, 02 Dec 1997 20:53:17 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: Help Needed for Rough Ride

> From: Allan Goldarbit
> Subject: Re: FW: '96 Ranger - Help Needed for Rough Ride
>
> Richardson, Charlie (REU) wrote:
> >
> > ----------
> > From: Richardson, Charlie (REU)
> > To: 'Ford Trucks List'
> > Subject: '96 Ranger - Help Needed for Rough Ride
> > Date: Wednesday, November 26, 1997 3:08PM
> >
> > I have a '96 Ranger Supercab and need help to correct a mistake I
> made.
> > I wasn't very unhappy with the ride before but wanted
> > to improve it somewhat, so changed the OEM shocks for aftermarket
> > Gabriel "sport utility" shocks. Unfortunately I didn't ask the
> > mechanic to save the OEM shocks.
> ...
> > I sure would appreciate any comments and suggestions from any of you
> out
> > there.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Charlie Richardson
> > richardc reu.relteccorp.com
> I have a 97 Ranger 4x4 supercab and couldn't stand the bounciness of
> the
> truck. I put in Explorer Pro Comp 3000's, which are a hydraulic
> shock.
> It rides with more stability, doesn't wallow on bumps and has retained
>
> most of its highway smoothness. The stock shocks are poor to say the
> least. Am very happy with the Explorer Pro Comp shocks.
>
> Allan

Aren't *all* modern shocks hydraulic?
Bill Funk

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Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 22:23:02 -0600 (CST)
From: Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
Subject: SPAM was Re: Stripped

Greetings. I take a few second to take a look at the head of the
message, do a "whois", and fire off a kind-yet-firm message to
the administrators involved. I've gotten about a dozen idiots
kicked off Netcom, about half dozen from AOL, and several times
that from all the other servers/mail-relays. People are getting
sick of it... administrators don't want they WHOLE domains to
be filtered out!

So, instead of following up *here* on the topic of spam, worse
of all including that crap in quotes!, fire off an e-mail to
the poor sod in charge of the idiot's machine. If return path
is REALLY hosed/faked, just IGNORE IT.

Take care.

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 02:22:16 -0500
From: Allan Goldarbit
Subject: Re: Help Needed for Rough Ride

Bill Funk wrote:
>
> > From: Allan Goldarbit
> > Subject: Re: FW: '96 Ranger - Help Needed for Rough Ride
> >
> > Richardson, Charlie (REU) wrote:
> > >
> > > ----------
> > > From: Richardson, Charlie (REU)
> > > To: 'Ford Trucks List'
> > > Subject: '96 Ranger - Help Needed for Rough Ride
> > > Date: Wednesday, November 26, 1997 3:08PM
> > >
> > > I have a '96 Ranger Supercab and need help to correct a mistake I
> > made.
> > > I wasn't very unhappy with the ride before but wanted
> > > to improve it somewhat, so changed the OEM shocks for aftermarket
> > > Gabriel "sport utility" shocks. Unfortunately I didn't ask the
> > > mechanic to save the OEM shocks.
> > ...
> > > I sure would appreciate any comments and suggestions from any of you
> > out
> > > there.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Charlie Richardson
> > > richardc reu.relteccorp.com
> > I have a 97 Ranger 4x4 supercab and couldn't stand the bounciness of
> > the
> > truck. I put in Explorer Pro Comp 3000's, which are a hydraulic
> > shock.
> > It rides with more stability, doesn't wallow on bumps and has retained
> >
> > most of its highway smoothness. The stock shocks are poor to say the
> > least. Am very happy with the Explorer Pro Comp shocks.
> >
> > Allan
>
> Aren't *all* modern shocks hydraulic?
> Bill Funk
>
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