fordtrucks80up-digest Monday, April 13 1998 Volume 02 : Number 136
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B&M Shift-Plus for E4OD [rockinghorse webtv.net (Randall Goolsby)]
Re: F-250 ["*Powerstrokeman* ..." ]
stalling [Croth2 ]
bent bumper [Croth2 ]
New Truck [Brian Perwak ]
Ford Maveric SUV [Ken Payne ]
94 ranger antilock brakes [Danny ]
Re: Ford Maveric SUV [Robert Kennedy ]
Re: Ford Maveric SUV [Ryan Penner ]
Re: Ford Maveric SUV [Dan Simoes ]
Re: 94 ranger antilock brakes ["M. Monninger" ]
I recently installed one of these devices from Summit for my 94 Bronco
EB.The device is a small electronic switch that is wired into the
harness of the EEC-IV.It firms the shifting up considerably! There are 3
settings on the device:Off; E4OD
shifts like mush,as always.Pos.#1 shifts firm up a little bit and a
definate engagement difference is noted both in the feel and on the
tach(drops fast as opposed to dropping slowly as the clutches slide
together) Pos.#2 is firmer yet.Not bruatally hard,but more than on the
first position.I guess this is the one you would use for towing. True
to the instructions enclosed it took about an hour to install,and this
area of the truck was unfamiliar to me. Enclosed instructions are pretty
good and show connection point locations for both gas and diesel
applications.This was reccommended to me by a BigBronco list member who
had tried it successfully also.The shift plus is available from Summit
for 39.95 plus 4.50 for handling,and they paid the air freight.Their #
is 1-800-230-3030.I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't tried it
myself,but the damn thing works.I'm going to operate mine on position
1,and recently changed the trans fluid to castrol synthetic.Hope this
helps somebody. Randy 94 Bronco EB
I think for a 15 acre farm an F-250 Heavy Duty would be the lightest
truck I would buy. 8ft bed or flatbed just whatever you think would
come in handy more often. Make sure you get a diesel, powerstroke would
definately please you, but you won't find a powerstroke for less than 20
grand. I don't thing gasoline engines are very dependable. Do not get a
cummins. So I recomend a F-250HD diesel.
/\ /\ /\
Long Live The King
>Hi, a couple of days ago i asked what type of truck would be good for a
15 acre farm.
> I also asked the same question a couple of days before that, but no
>So any way my grandfather the one who wants the truck says that he
thinks a F-250
>would be good but would like to know what you guys think. So if anyone
>to reply this time it would be great.
> Ford F-150 XL I6
I have an 89 F-150 4x4 with a 5.0 It runs great except when I turn the heat,
or AC on the engine will usually idle real high and then there will be a loud
click noise, and the engine will usually die or idle down really low this
happens a lot when I push the clutch in to come to a stop. I usually dont
leave the fan on when I drive, but I know this is only a short-term solution,
Somebody told me that you can adjust how your bumper sits even if its bent.
Mine was bent on my 89 F-150 4x4 , and last night I hooked a chain onto that
steel frame piece that the bumper hooks onto, and I pulled a 65ft Elm tree out
of my driveway, which resulted in screwing up my bumper even more. Is there
any truth to what I heard about the bumper being adjustable? If so how do you
any suggestions?--> Tim
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 23:35:11 -0400
From: Brian Perwak
Subject: New Truck
I am looking to purchase a new ('97 leftover) truck. I am trying to decide
between a F-250 or a F-350. I plan on getting the powerstroke and four
wheel drive. The most I plan on towing is 5000 lbs. Any comments,
especially on the choice of engines?
4 x 4
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 23:50:09 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Ford Maveric SUV
Anyone heard of the Ford Maveric SUV? Its not made in the
states. Someone sent me a picture (sort of like a RAV4)
buy I know nothing about them.
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
can anyone help ? i have 93 ranger ext. cab v6 rear antilock .
the other day i was on a dirt road and hit the brakes hard enough to
activate anti sys. since then, the brake and anti lock light is on . it
resets when you turn the switch off but will come back on the first time
you hit the brakes .
the fluid levels are correct .could the shoes be out of adjustment to
make this happen. the truck has 60,000 miles and never has towed anything .
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 21:03:49 -0700
From: Robert Kennedy
Subject: Re: Ford Maveric SUV
Ford has never made a 4X4 Maverick. I think the photo was home grown. I've
seen a Maverick sitting on a Blazer frame. (It shows up at all the 4X4 swap
meets at the Puyallup Fairgrounds here in Washington).
The one here is orange and the frame setup is pretty obvious.
At 11:50 PM 4/12/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Anyone heard of the Ford Maveric SUV? Its not made in the
>states. Someone sent me a picture (sort of like a RAV4)
>buy I know nothing about them.
>CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 22:14:16 -0600
From: Ryan Penner
Subject: Re: Ford Maveric SUV
Ken Payne wrote:
> Anyone heard of the Ford Maveric SUV? Its not made in the
> states. Someone sent me a picture (sort of like a RAV4)
> buy I know nothing about them.
> Ken Payne
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There is a whole bunch of stuff about Global ford products on this page.
www.fordworldnews.com Go to the Photos page I belive to find pictures of
of these neat trucks. (side note) The ford courier is still being
for South America I belive. Interesting General and Global information
ford, it is not affliliated with ford though.
This is right of the page:
"Unfortunately you may never see a Maverick SUV as it is only available
select European countries, which include: Belgium, Finland, Ireland,
Spain, U.K. "
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.fordworldnews.com/index.html/maverick.htm This is the Maveric
That is all that I know about it.
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 00:17:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dan Simoes
Subject: Re: Ford Maveric SUV
It's a small SUV sold by Ford and also sold by Nissan in Europe.
Prety nice looking too, but we'll never see it here.
US-content... replaced all 4 shocks in my 91 Ranger 4x2 today,
took me about 2 hours. Gotta love simple designs.
Used Gabriel shocks from JC Whitney, $14 ea.
Dan Simoes dans ans.net
ANS Communications http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://coimbra.ans.net/dans.html
100 Manhattanville Road (914) 701-5378 (voice)
Purchase, NY 10577 (914) 701-5310 (fax)
Same thing happened to mine. The control valve was bad. It's located inside
the left frame rail near the fuel filter. It'll cost about $300 for the
dealer to replace it. The part itself is about $200. Most expensive part in
the entire braking system (naturally). You can check the code pretty easily
but I don't remember off-hand how. It was in my Chilton manual. The brakes
will work OK but you won't have any ABS. I thought I could live with it
until I had to make a quick stop on the fway. Rear locked up immediately
and damn near ended up sideways. Scared the ! #$ out of me. Took it in that
night and had it replaced. OTOH, that's the only repair expense I've had
with the truck in five years.
At 11:01 PM 4/12/98 -0500, Danny wrote:
>can anyone help ? i have 93 ranger ext. cab v6 rear antilock .
> the other day i was on a dirt road and hit the brakes hard enough to
>activate anti sys. since then, the brake and anti lock light is on . it
>resets when you turn the switch off but will come back on the first time....To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User
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