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fordtrucks80up-digest Friday, August 22 1997 Volume 01 : Number 008



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In this issue:

Ranger/Dana 44 Frt End [Greville Balzarini
Re: 2.0 Ranger Performance [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
3.55's [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
K&N filtercharger and exhaust systems [dean etgn14.webo.dg.com (Baruffi)]
Re: 3.55's ["J. Martin" ]
Superchips ["Stephen M. Brown" ]
Superchips ["Stephen M. Brown" ]
Re: Superchips [Mark Roberts ]
Intro And Of Course, An F-250 Question [Joe Maleski ]
Re: Rough running 90 model F150 4.9 L ["Andy Bell"

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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 06:59:34 -0400
From: Greville Balzarini
Subject: Ranger/Dana 44 Frt End

I am not sure how to respond to thi slist but I hope this works.

I have a 1988 Ranger, 4x4, short bed, w/5.0L.
I would like to install a Dana 44 front end and a 9" rear end.
The rear end work is straight forward but the Dana 44 seems more involved.

Does anyone have any input for this installation ?
Are there any kits or instructions out there anywhere ?

Any help or comments appreciated.
Thanks,
sandy
Greville (Sandy) Balzarini, Parts Quality
IIS Varian, Gloucester, MA
sandy.balzarini iis.varian.com
tel: 508-282-2563
fax: 508-283-4542

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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 09:45:37 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: 2.0 Ranger Performance

On Wed, 20 Aug 1997 11:22:20 -0400 (EDT) "Randy L. Hatcher"
writes:
>is there a way to get more hi-power performance out
>of the 2.0 with stick shift,without a lot of $$..
>if not,I am considering going to a V-8--
>which one would be better to put in a 302 or 351w,351c???
>thanks..
>

You will have better luck with a 302.

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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 09:45:37 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: 3.55's

Where is a good place to go to get some gears? Im going to drop the cam
in this weekend. Next I plan to put some 3.55's in my rear end. I also
found a Flex-a-Lite fan that will fit as well. And im still waiting on
my Racer Walsh catalog so I can see what kind of headers they have to
offer.

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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 10:34:10 -0400
From: dean etgn14.webo.dg.com (Baruffi)
Subject: K&N filtercharger and exhaust systems

Hi all. I just joined the list today 8/21/07. I have some questions about aftermarket
parts for my 1997 F-250 HD extended cab short bed (139" WB).

Are there any aftermarket cat back exhausts that will fit my F-250HD extended cab with
the short bed? I know this is a little odd as most extended cabs are the long bed type.

Also, does K&N make a filtercharger Kit for a 1997 7.5L? I want the whole kit not just the
K&N filter. What's the K&N number for this item.

Finally, if anyone is interested, Rieder racing makes a Trac Lock for the Dana 50
front on the F-250. Their number is 313-946-1330 and it costs $350.00. I will
probably be putting this in my F250 HD once my vehicle comes in.

Thanks for the help.

Dean Baruffi mailto: dean etgn14.webo.dg.com
Holland, MA. Work: 508-898-7369

1997 F-250 HD extended cab, short bed on order:


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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 09:57:57 -0700
From: "J. Martin"
Subject: Re: 3.55's

Hey Bob...

My Jeg's catalog lists ring&pinion sets for the Ford 7.5", 8", 8.8", and
9". The ratio's start at 3.73, and go UP (i.e., 4.11, etc.). I'll bet
they might be able to help you out with different ratio's...
I also sent an e-mail and requested a catalog from Pacesetter Exhuaust.
They LIST a header app for a 2.3L Ranger...but we'll see.
Pacesetter's Website is -- http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacesetterexhaust.com

One other thing...is your truck MAF or MAP? Just curious. Thanks.

See ya,
Josh --> '88 Ranger


Silent . Bob wrote:

> Where is a good place to go to get some gears? Im going to drop the
> cam
> in this weekend. Next I plan to put some 3.55's in my rear end. I
> also
> found a Flex-a-Lite fan that will fit as well. And im still waiting
> on
> my Racer Walsh catalog so I can see what kind of headers they have to
> offer.
>
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> / \ __ / ------
> / / \(..)/ -----
> ////// ' \/ ` --- http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordManTed.com (Mustang Shop)
> //// / // : : --- http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordRanger.com (Ranger Site)
> // / / /` '--
> // //..\
> =======UU====UU===[silent.bob juno.com]=[95 Ranger XLT 2.3L]=
> '//||\`
> ''``

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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 13:48:58 -0500
From: "Stephen M. Brown"
Subject: Superchips

Hey guys, I just noticed that Superchips is looking for someone with a Ford
p/u with the Powerstroke diesel engine. It says that anyone who will drive
over (orlando, fl) will get a rental car while they test a new chip for
that engine & you get a free chip out of it!

go to http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.superchips.com/freechip.htm

looks like a sweet deal...their chips aren't just interceptor types, they
actually use the diagnostic port thing in the EEC-IV & override the
memory...for FORD's, that is really the only way to go.

Too bad they don't make a chip yet for my "catch-code".

steve

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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 13:48:58 -0500
From: "Stephen M. Brown"
Subject: Superchips

Hey guys, I just noticed that Superchips is looking for someone with a Ford
p/u with the Powerstroke diesel engine. It says that anyone who will drive
over (orlando, fl) will get a rental car while they test a new chip for
that engine & you get a free chip out of it!

go to http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.superchips.com/freechip.htm

looks like a sweet deal...their chips aren't just interceptor types, they
actually use the diagnostic port thing in the EEC-IV & override the
memory...for FORD's, that is really the only way to go.

Too bad they don't make a chip yet for my "catch-code".

steve

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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 14:46:48 -0500
From: Mark Roberts
Subject: Re: Superchips

Saw the post on Superchips and would like more info. What does this do
for my truck? Do they really work? Void the factory warranty? Anyone
used one?

Mark Roberts

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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 17:02:21 -0700
From: Joe Maleski
Subject: Intro And Of Course, An F-250 Question

Folks,

Hi. My name is Joe Maleski, and I drive a '94 F-250HD 4x4 SuperCab
460/5-spd. I bought this truck originally to tow a 5,000 pound boat back
and forth from here to Lake Powell. Since by nature I can't leave well
enough alone I have modified it somewhat, replacing the front bumper with a
Warn Enforcer, the rear bumper with a custom-built Rickard, I threw away
the puny OEM fuel tanks and installed two Aero 45 gallon tanks in their
place and then replaced the exhaust system with a Banks kit. Since I carry
a 9 1/2 foot Lance Camper on it I added a set of air springs front and rear
with a set of RS9000 shocks. I've done more to it but you get the picture.
I found out about this list from another friend who is on it already. I
was complaining about a problem I have with the truck and he gave me a list
of resources to go to, the address of the list web page was one of them.
(Thanks, John!)

OK, so here's my beef:

My truck seems to have the dreaded bad fuel pump problem. The symptom is
that while switched on the front tank the engine barely runs at all and
when it does it runs like crap, developing no power, bucking and surging
and sometimes not even idling. If I switch the tank to the rear,
everything clears up like magic and the thing runs perfect. I've been
living with this problem for some time now, since I don't look forward to
the idea of dropping the over 100 pound (empty) front fuel tank and
replacing the expensive pump inside. It is finally time to get to work on
this, since last week I have started to feel the rear fuel pump lose
pressure on occasion.

Doing a search on past internet archives regarding this problem I have
found that it is indeed a fairly common problem and that the fix is having
to replace the in-tank fuel pump with the "Heavy Duty" fuel pump.

Question: Does anybody know the part number and cost of this "Heavy Duty"
fuel pump? The local Ford parts guy here just stares at me blankly when I
ask about it. "There's only one part number, and you have to buy the
sender at the same time", he says. Is this true? Does anyone know of an
alternative vendor of the in-tank fuel pump? Rumor has it that Carter
makes one, but parts places around here are have no idea. And the final
question, has anyone actually solved the vapor lock problem by replacing
the fuel pump? This truck has suffered from bad cases of vapor lock in hot
climates since day one. The claim is that the "Heavy Duty" fuel pump
solves this problem as well.

Thanks,

Joe

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Joe Maleski
Technical Instructor
Auspex Systems, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA

mailto:jmaleski auspex.com

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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 22:40:33 -0400
From: "Andy Bell"
Subject: Re: Rough running 90 model F150 4.9 L

Ford f series pickups are notorious for bad fuel pumps check the pressure
under a load. The pressure should stay within specs at all times

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> From: Charles A. Biggs
> To: fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net
> Subject: Rough running 90 model F150 4.9 L
> Date: Wednesday, August 20, 1997 3:45 PM
>
> Any suggestions for a rough running (at starting, during idle and under
> load) 4.9L six? I have changed Ignition wires, plugs, Dist. Cap, rotor,
> fuel filter, air filter, added injector cleaner and water remover to the
> gas, and have visually checked for vacuum leaks and loose wires. This
> is about all I can do with the limited equipment that I have. My next
> door neighbor has the same problem (with the same engine) but only when
> he selects the front fuel tank. When he uses the rear tank the truck....


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