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fordtrucks80up-digest Tuesday, December 16 1997 Volume 01 : Number 265



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In this issue:

Re: Ford & Cummins ["John M. Randall" ]
Re: F150 Keys and another brain twister [Chad Royse
Re: Tires [Chad Royse ]
Re: what techmical book do I get? [rockinghorse webtv.net (Randall Goolsb]
Re[2]: Water on the Floor [bthomas Kollsman.com]
Re: best book for 92 F150?? ["Steve Brown" ]
Re: ford and cummins [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: ford and cummins [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: Tires [alanh galaxy.nsc.com (The Hepburn)]
Re: Water on the Floor ["Chuck" ]
RE: auto hubs [Brett Gudgel ]
Intro and first questions ["Jefferson_Wirtz" ]
Re: F150 Keys and another brain twister ["David J. Baldwin"
Re: Intro and first questions [John Yee ]
Re: Water on the Floor ["Thomas O. Malmevik" ]
'90 EFI Problem [hank voyager.engr.sjsu.edu (Henry J. Pernicka)]
Brakes binding - Unknown oil leak [Michael Wray ]
4x4 Ranger [CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John)]
Re: Brakes binding - Unknown oil leak [Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
Re: Brakes binding - Unknown oil leak [John Yee ]
Re: auto hubs [Bakend ]
Re: '90 EFI Problem [Bakend ]
Metric system ["Casey Vandor" ]
Source for 2l and 2.3l Performance Parts [SJew28 ]
Re: Metric system [Randy ]

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 06:27:17 -0600
From: "John M. Randall"
Subject: Re: Ford & Cummins

At 02:51 PM 12/15/97 EST, you wrote:
>
>In a message dated 12/15/97 9:26:23 AM, you wrote:
>
>
>Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 22:03:51 -0600
>From: "John M. Randall"
>
>
>
>
>
>
>>>
>
>All that I can say for sure is that Ford Motor Company does not own Cummins,
>the Indiana diesel engine company. Cummins owns Nelson Industries and another
>company whose name escapes me at this time.
>Ron Trampe
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I think the other company might be Fleetguard which Cummins bought prior to
the Nelson purchase, according to the Stoughton home town newspaper.

John

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 08:45:13 -0800
From: Chad Royse
Subject: Re: F150 Keys and another brain twister

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Derek Whiteside wrote:

> Hey:
>
> My 92 F150 XLT Supercab (that I bought two weeks ago) came with 5 Ford
> keys: three square and two round. What are the Round keys for? Glove
> Box?

A truck only has so many key holes, try them. Lock box that was or still
is in the bed?

>
>
> Second Question: My truck has the 3.0 L (300ci) straight six and a
> fivespeed.
> On the speedometer, there are three "sets" of dots: One near 0 mph,
> one around 30, and one around 60. Anyone know what these are for?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Derek Whiteside
> 95 F150 XLT Supercab
> Corvallis, OR
>
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Derek Whiteside wrote:
Hey:

My 92 F150 XLT Supercab (that I bought two weeks ago) came with 5 Ford
keys: three square and two round. What are the Round keys for? Glove
Box?
A truck only has so many key holes, try them. 
Lock box that was or still is in the bed?
 

Second Question: My truck has the 3.0 L (300ci)
straight six and a fivespeed.
On the speedometer, there are three "sets" of dots: One near 0 mph,
one around 30, and one around 60. Anyone know what these are for?

Thanks,

Derek Whiteside
95 F150 XLT Supercab
Corvallis, OR

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computer/modem meet the definition of a telephone fax machine. Pursuant
to Sect.227(b)(1)(C), it is unlawful to send any unsolicited
advertisement to such equipment, punishable by action to recover actual
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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 08:57:47 -0800
From: Chad Royse
Subject: Re: Tires

P assanger tires and L ight T ruck tires. LT tires are going to be designed
for the severe duty a truck can put them through. So don't forget to
consider towing and hauling in your quest for an easy ride.

John R. McKee wrote:

> Would like to hear the pros and cons of "P" tires, as in P235/70R16SL and
> "LT" tires, as in LT235/70R16SL tires. I've tries several tire web sites
> and they don't explain the terms at all. My driving is 99% paved
> road/highway so I'm looking for good ride and handling qualities.
>
> Thanx. John
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Chad

_________________________________________________________________

Pursuant to US Code Title 47, Ch.5, Sub-ch.II, Sect.227(a)(2)(B), a
computer/modem meet the definition of a telephone fax machine. Pursuant
to Sect.227(b)(1)(C), it is unlawful to send any unsolicited
advertisement to such equipment, punishable by action to recover actual
monetary loss or $500, whichever is greater, for each violation. Any
unsolicited commercial E-mail sent to this address is subject to a fee
in the amount of $500US per occurance. E-mailing denotes acceptance of
these terms.
_________________________________________________________________

!! O I would rather be...
\O/ _O _O #=\ ___ __ _ _
__#__\#_\#____H_ \ | _ \__ _ / _| |_(_)_ _ __ _
_ ( : \ \ : )(\ | / _` | _| _| | ' \/ _` |
//~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|_|_\__,_|_| \__|_|_||_\__, |~~~~~
|| |___/

New River - 1995, 1996, 1997
Fall Gauley - 1997 x-StRe M!!

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 06:08:40 -0800
From: rockinghorse webtv.net (Randall Goolsby)
Subject: Re: what techmical book do I get?

Derek, I got the Haynes manual.The Haynes is far better than the
chiltons IMHO.There may be a better one offered by Ford, but I haven't
seen one.The owners bible you referred to wot't be much help to you for
doing a camshaft R&R but does have alot of evolution and historic Ford
Truck info that any hardcore Ford Truck fan (like me) will appreciate
and enjoy reading. Randy 94 Bronco, 85
F-250 4X4

















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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 09:31:25 -0500
From: bthomas Kollsman.com
Subject: Re[2]: Water on the Floor

Have you had door window glass replaced? If so, somebody may have cut out
the door vapor barrier. This allows water to seep from inside the door to
the inner door panel and then wets the carpet. This vapor barrier is one of
the most important parts of the door system. Most glass guys don't have a
clue about this and just cut it out.


______________________________ Reply Separator ____________________________
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Subject: Re: Water on the Floor
Author: charles rogers at KOLLSMAN
Date: 12/16/97 2:53 AM










- ---John Pensko wrote:
>
> When I got my Ford Ranger in 93, I went and got some clear
plastic for
> the flooring.
>
> JP
>
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> It's just a thought, but you might not have a leak at all.
It could
be condensation collecting under the plastic...
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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 08:38:16 -0600
From: "Steve Brown"
Subject: Re: best book for 92 F150??

Derek,
I'd second the vote for a full set of Helm repair manuals for your truck,
but that's a lotta bux.

Chilton --> just got it (it is brand new). It is dead wrong in a few
places that I have noticed already. They spend an inordinate amount of
time describing what tools you should have. Not worth the money.

Haynes --> it's been a bible to me! They have an annoying habit of saying
"Installation is the reverse of removal." However, it has some invaluable
info & makes a decent attempt at covering all the different years, models,
xmissions, & engines. Definitely should have one.

Owner's Bible ---> I've thumbed through it & will probably buy it soon. It
doesn't cover as much as the Haynes, but it goes into detail (ex. they
show step-by-step how to rebuild a Ford starter) that the other's don't.
It has additional info, like driving tips & performance mods. Not what you
need for general reference, but cool stuff nonetheless.

95 Bronco XLT
steve
>> From: Derek Whiteside
>> Subject: best book for 92 F150??
>> What's the best book for me to get regarding my 92 F150? There's
>> Chilton, Haynes, possibly something Ford Factory, and I've even seen
>> "the Ford F-Series Owner's Bible". I need a general reference, but I'd
>> like it to be as detailed (specific to me) as possible. BTW, my truck
>> has the 300 I6 and a 5 speed tranny.
> Derek Whiteside
> From: "Tim Wegner"
> Subject: Re: best book for 92 F150??
> For a shop manual try Helm Publications at 1-800-782-4356. As far as
> I know they have the real thing.
> Tim Wegner

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 10:34:07, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Re: ford and cummins

Dodge's Cummins is the 5.9L and Ford's F800 may use 5.9L Cummins in
their trucks.

Josh

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 10:36:51, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Re: ford and cummins

I don't mean to be picky, but the name is Cummins, not Cummings. I
guess it is just one of those "pet peeves" for me when people call
them Cummings. Ford DOES own some of Cummins, about 40%. Cummins
put a 5.9L diesel into the Dodge's.

Josh

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 08:03:42 -0800
From: alanh galaxy.nsc.com (The Hepburn)
Subject: Re: Tires

> Would like to hear the pros and cons of "P" tires, as in P235/70R16SL and
> "LT" tires, as in LT235/70R16SL tires. I've tries several tire web sites
> and they don't explain the terms at all. My driving is 99% paved
> road/highway so I'm looking for good ride and handling qualities.

Depends on what kind of truck you've got, and how you use it. If it's
a toy truck, used only for boulevard cruising, then car tires will
work. But if it's a real truck, and gets used to carry a load, then
putting car tires on it is asking for trouble. Most car tires will
not have the weight rating to carry a load on a regular basis, and
will be an accident wating to happen.

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 10:11:44 -0600
From: "Chuck"
Subject: Re: Water on the Floor

John, I use to work in a glass shop many years ago, and people
would come in all the time complaining about water in the floor
and can't figure out where it's coming from. Well, 9 times out of
10 it was due to a leaking windshield and the water would run
down the inside of the fire wall into the floor. Now here are
some questions to answer:

1. Does it leak sitting still, if so turn on the garden hose and
run water on the left side and then the right, it can leak on the
left and puddle on the right
2. does it leak while driving and how fast are you going when it
appears to start?
3. has the windshield been replaced before?

if it turns out to be the windshield, have the windshield removed
and then reinstalled again, this is time consuming and most glass
shops will not guarantee that they will not break it when
removing it.


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From: John Pensko
To: fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net

Date: Tuesday, December 16, 1997 3:21 PM
Subject: Water on the Floor


>When I got my Ford Ranger in 93, I went and got some clear
plastic for
>the flooring. Installed from door to door and up, covering all
my
>carpeting in the front. Recently I noticed water under the
passenger
>side. I took out the plastic and started looking for a leak.
It's been
>raining pretty good up here in Sacramento. I couldn't find
anything
>comming down. HERE is the question. If I have a crack or small
hole in
>the floor boards can water be sucked in? Any help would be
appreciated.
>
>JP
>
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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 07:31:46 -0800
From: Brett Gudgel
Subject: RE: auto hubs

Sorry to bring this up again, but I was thinking about this and wanted
to know for future refrence. If the auto hubs ever did go bad on my
Ranger, could they be replaced with manual hubs? Even though you turn a
switch to shift into 4x4?


Thanks
Brett
96' Ranger supercab 4x4

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 08:52:42 -0800
From: "Jefferson_Wirtz"
Subject: Intro and first questions

Howdy,

I just joined the list and figured I would start out by asking all sorts of
questions. First, my name is Jeff and I live in Austin TX. I own a '95 F350
XLT 4 door with the Powerstroke engine.

I'll try to keep the questions short;
- -Is a block heater standard? In either case, where in the engine bay/front of
the truck would the plug be if it is so equiped. It has been hard starting on
the cool Austin mornings and I will soon be traveling to a much colder climate.
Any other suggestions for cold weather starting?

- -I would like to add a gage pod on the drivers side A-piller. Does anyone know
of a source so that the angles match up to the piller in the trucks?

Thanks,
Jeff

- --
Jefferson_Wirtz

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 11:19:03 -0600
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: F150 Keys and another brain twister

Derek Whiteside wrote:
>
> Hey:
>
> My 92 F150 XLT Supercab (that I bought two weeks ago) came with 5 Ford
> keys: three square and two round. What are the Round keys for? Glove
> Box?
>
> Second Question: My truck has the 3.0 L straight six and a fivespeed.
> On the speedometer, there are three "sets" of dots: One near 0 mph,
> one around 30, and one around 60. Anyone know what these are for?

Derek, Don't know what the different keys are for, but I do know about
the dots on the speedometer: they are for calibration at the factory
when they assemble the instrument panel.

- --
Best Regards,

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
- --------------------------------------------------------------

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 09:31:35 -0800
From: John Yee
Subject: Re: Intro and first questions

At 08:52 AM 12/16/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Howdy,
>
>I just joined the list and figured I would start out by asking all sorts of
>questions. First, my name is Jeff and I live in Austin TX. I own a '95 F350
>XLT 4 door with the Powerstroke engine.
>
>I'll try to keep the questions short;
>-Is a block heater standard? In either case, where in the engine bay/front of
>the truck would the plug be if it is so equiped. It has been hard starting on
>the cool Austin mornings and I will soon be traveling to a much colder climate.
> Any other suggestions for cold weather starting?


I beleive it's under the drivers side battery - well hidden just under the
battery tray.

Check out http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.abol.com/users/jlester/ - Power stroke page - Great
resource for PS specific questions. Almost as good as this place!
Do a search under the chat board section on "cold starting/hard starting"
and that ought to get you off to a good start.

You can also search for "block heater" if my above information isn't quite
correct.

>
>-I would like to add a gage pod on the drivers side A-piller. Does anyone know
>of a source so that the angles match up to the piller in the trucks?
>

I've seen something in the Summit Racing catalog for the F serries trucks
up to '96.
Single and dual pod. Held with dual sided tape.
2 3/16" guage size? (trying to do this from memory)


I've not used them, but was wondering how well they hold up.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://summitracing.com/


- -john

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 10:24:47 -0800
From: "Thomas O. Malmevik"
Subject: Re: Water on the Floor

john wrote........




>When I got my Ford Ranger in 93, I went and got some clear plastic for
>the flooring. Installed from door to door and up, covering all my
>carpeting in the front. Recently I noticed water under the passenger
>side. I took out the plastic and started looking for a leak. It's been
>raining pretty good up here in Sacramento. I couldn't find anything
>comming down. HERE is the question. If I have a crack or small hole in
>the floor boards can water be sucked in? Any help would be appreciated.
>
>
if you sealed it up that well, it's probably condensation.

just my 2 cents

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 11:18:58 -0800
From: hank voyager.engr.sjsu.edu (Henry J. Pernicka)
Subject: '90 EFI Problem

I have a '90 Ranger XLT, 2.9 V6 with EFI, 110,000 miles. I have had,
for about the last month, trouble with the engine "stumbling" under
load, hard cold-starting, and mild "backfires" (in the air intake
manifold, I think). After it warms up, it is much better, but will still
stumble a bit. I have replaced the fuel filter, and cleaned the
air intake manifold and air bypass valve (the easy stuff!).
(I live in San Jose, CA - our low temperatures have been
around 35 degrees.)

I suspect a problem in the EFI system - i.e., not in the ignition
system. Engine vacuum is strong at 19-20 inches Hg.
I don't have the equipment to test the fuel pressure. I would really
prefer to fix this myself - any advice? Give up and take it in?
Buy the fuel pressure test gear? Or is their an obvious cause/solution
someone knows of?

Any tips much appreciated! Thanks!

Hank

hank voyager.engr.sjsu.edu

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 11:28:56 -0800
From: Michael Wray
Subject: Brakes binding - Unknown oil leak

OK..... I was cruzing down the road the other day when I noticed that
the '86 F250 (351) was pulling a lot to the left. After stopping and
checking for a flat. I checked the brakes. The drivers front was
HOT. It was as if the brake had been engaged while I was driving. I
also noticed that the front passenger side was warmer than the rest.

I threw it in reverse and got up a little speed then slammed the
brakes on. It seemed to disengage the brake for a couple of miles.
but then it seemed that it was engaged again. I did the backup SLAM
thingy a couple of more times. It seems to have worked. I removed
the tire and looked at the brakes. The disk looks good, nothing looks
burned, no scoring, etc... The pads look almost the size of brand new
ones.

Any ideas what might have caused this?? What to check for???

As for the oil leak.

I was getting ready to change the oil when I noticed that there is oil
puddling on the top of the water pump. I looked and looked... But I
could not seem to find where it was coming from. Has anyone seen this
before? If so, where was your leak from?

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 97 12:27
From: CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John)
Subject: 4x4 Ranger

Well I finnaly got my truck in the dealship to get the 4x4 fixxed. Would
push the button and could here a "clicking" noise like a relay or
somehing but nothing would happen after that. I'm waiting for them to
call now with the estimate..........scary. Any body else have this
problem? Was it real expensive?


John Cassis
The Danger Ranger
93' STX 4x4 3.0/5-speed

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 14:00:13 -0600 (CST)
From: Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
Subject: Re: Brakes binding - Unknown oil leak

You (Michael Wray) wrote:
> OK..... I was cruzing down the road the other day when I noticed that
> the '86 F250 (351) was pulling a lot to the left. After stopping and
> checking for a flat. I checked the brakes. The drivers front was
> HOT. It was as if the brake had been engaged while I was driving. I
> also noticed that the front passenger side was warmer than the rest.

Greetings. Ever change the brake fluid? Many people forget it should
be changed every 30-45K miles... that's because it's hydrophillic
(attracts and absorbs water) and this does absolutely no good for the
inside of the _steel_ brake "plumbing". Rust forms and, I would venture,
either some rust clogged that brake line OR the actual piston in the
brake is not moving as freely as it should! I suggest having a
mechanic rebuild that side.

Also, check that the pad is not warped and that the bearings in that
wheel are not out of specs.

> I threw it in reverse and got up a little speed then slammed the
> brakes on. It seemed to disengage the brake for a couple of miles.
> but then it seemed that it was engaged again. I did the backup SLAM
> thingy a couple of more times. It seems to have worked. I removed
> the tire and looked at the brakes. The disk looks good, nothing looks
> burned, no scoring, etc... The pads look almost the size of brand new
> ones.

> As for the oil leak.
> I was getting ready to change the oil when I noticed that there is oil
> puddling on the top of the water pump. I looked and looked... But I
> could not seem to find where it was coming from. Has anyone seen this
> before? If so, where was your leak from?

Valve-cover gasket? I got a B2... and that was one of the first things
I had to do... got it cheaper because it "smoked" from under the hood.
Duh :-)

Also, where's the oil-fillup? Anyone spill some adding oil?

Take care.

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 12:11:15 -0800
From: John Yee
Subject: Re: Brakes binding - Unknown oil leak

>> As for the oil leak.
>> I was getting ready to change the oil when I noticed that there is oil
>> puddling on the top of the water pump. I looked and looked... But I
>> could not seem to find where it was coming from. Has anyone seen this
>> before? If so, where was your leak from?
>
>Valve-cover gasket? I got a B2... and that was one of the first things
>I had to do... got it cheaper because it "smoked" from under the hood.
>Duh :-)
>
>Also, where's the oil-fillup? Anyone spill some adding oil?

And if that doesn't solve it, try washing the engine with a good degreaser.
(simple green if your not into petroleum products)

All things being equal, clean engine compartments are a lot easier to
spot fluid leaks before things get out of hand.

- -john

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 18:19:32 EST
From: Bakend
Subject: Re: auto hubs

Brett,
I changed my auto hubs to manual hubs. Not any problems in 6 months of driving
on and off road! Cost about 150 dollars and easy to install. Just follow
instructions that comes with them.
Good luck
Bakend

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 18:19:36 EST
From: Bakend
Subject: Re: '90 EFI Problem

Hank,
Check the switch that shuts off the fuel pump in a collision. My 87 did the
same thing untill it finally quit on the interstate after dark. What a joy to
find out there! Mine is located on passenger side just under the carpet at the
fire wall.
Just a possibility
Bakend

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 15:33:27 -0900
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: Metric system

>(and we thought we'd kicked that stinkin' metric system right on back over
the ocean).

I have to disagree, there are many things that the metric system is so much
easier to use with. It would be very hard to change over to the metric
system, and I don't think we should all at once, maybe start with one thing
like kilometers/hour instead of miles/hour and then later down the road
change something else like distances or something.
my two cents.
Casey

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 21:15:18 EST
From: SJew28
Subject: Source for 2l and 2.3l Performance Parts

I have found a source for 2.0l and 2.3l perfromance parts. Looks like
resonable prices on K&N air filters, headers, cams, race quality gaskets ect.
They have parts for several Ford engines, but I know finding performance parts
for 4 cylinders can be hard. Everyone may already know about it but if you
don't, and your interested you can email me directly, or through the list.

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 23:23:51 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: Metric system

Casey Vandor wrote:
>
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