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fordtrucks80up-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 43

Today's Topics:

Re: 1994 ranger problem [JIM HURD ]
Powerstroke upgrade info [ROBERT.BUBALA rrd.com ]
Powerstroke oil [ROBERT.BUBALA rrd.com ]
RE: Minor Power Mods for 1991 F-150 [meadjr minotafb.ndak.net ]
Oil For Powerstroke [Larry Smeins ]
Re: peelin paint [Amy34SD aol.com ]
RE: peelin paint [Mike Marcum ]
97/96/95 etc. F-350 ride ht survey ["Todd A. Muccilli"
Re: Powerstroke oil [Kevin Cole
Blue Smoke 10% of the time [zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski) ]
Re: gear ratio ["warren" ]
Re: 1994 ranger problem [Kenneth Overton ]
Service bulletins [Kenneth Overton ]
Re: gear ratio [Bakend aol.com ]
Re: gear ratio ["S. Spaulding"
tranny probs on 91 ranger? [Dan Simoes ]
Re: gear ratio [Gizmow swbell.net ]
front end 87 ranger [Bakend aol.com ]
Re: gear ratio [Bakend aol.com ]
Re: gear ratio [Rick Petersen ]
Re: front end 87 ranger [Filip M Gieszczykiewicz

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 09:45:30 -0500 (EST)
From: JIM HURD
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 1994 ranger problem
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Ken,
My guess would be that if your fuel mileage has dropped, you may have
a leak in the exhaust that is sucking air into the exhaust (in between
the exhaust pulses) that is making the O2 sensor say "way lean".

OTOH, if mileage is too good to be true, you may have a fuel delivery
problem.

Jim in Central NY
'79 F-150 (302!)
'92 Topaz (3.0l)

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 08:44:33 -0500
From: ROBERT.BUBALA rrd.com
To: "fordtrucks80up(a)lofcom.com"
Subject: Powerstroke upgrade info
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RR DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY

TO: OAS -00000001 *fordtrucks80up lofcom.com

FROM: ROBERT.BUBALA

DATE: 07/21/97
TIME: 08:57:22

SUBJECT: Powerstroke upgrade info


Hello

Just wanted to let all you Powerstroke owners out there of an
interesting article that I just picked up. It is in the "Today's truck
and Sport Utility Vehicle Magazine". It is on the TTS upgrades They
installed a TTS downpipe and TTS Power System Module and had a
horsepower gain of 73. I am mad that they did not measure torque. I
would recommend that people who are interested pick up the article and
check it out.

Robert Bubala
mailto:robert.bubala rrd.com
Iron Horse 4x4s, Inc. (NW Indiana) Vice-President
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.off -road. com /~iron



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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 09:13:07 -0500
From: ROBERT.BUBALA rrd.com
To: "fordtrucks80up(a)lofcom.com"
Subject: Powerstroke oil
Message-Id:

RR DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY

TO: OAS -00000001 *fordtrucks80up lofcom.com

FROM: ROBERT.BUBALA

DATE: 07/21/97
TIME: 09:20:59

SUBJECT: Powerstroke oil


Hello

To the gentleman who inquired about Powerstroke engine oil. I recently
sent a message to shell to ask them about their Rotella oil, and I
will attach their response. Is the extra-cab heavy duty you bought a
4x4 or not? I was in Wal Mart last friday and saw their Rotella 15w-40
oil on sale for 4.97 a gallon which is a good price. here is what
Shell said:

---------------------------------------------------
Your query was forwarded by Shell Canada back to the U.S. The
International engine
that will be in your new Ford was developed and calibrated on ROTELLA
T 15W-40 with
XLA. Rotella T M/G is thus highly recommended for these engines.

As for change intervals, I do not have a copy of the Owner's Manual so
that I can not address
the recommended change intervals. Just remember that "normal"
driving conditions means
start-up/warm-up/short-trip-to-the-highway/a-trip-on-the-highway(no
stop and go)/short-trip-off-
the-highway/cool-down/park!!! Anything else is "Severe Service" - in
other words most of us
give our vehicles "severe service"!!!

Based on my contacts with customers, ROTELLA T M/G with XLA has given
excellent
service in these engines.

I have seen the oil in every Sam's store I have ever visited.
Wal-Mart may also carry the oil
in some markets.

Thank you for your interest in Shell products.

Steve,
Shell Lubricants Product Information Center Toll Free number to reach
us: 1-800-231-6950 Fax: 713-241-0073
-----------------------------------------------------

Robert Bubala
mailto:robert.bubala rrd.com




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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 10:19:35 PDT
From: meadjr minotafb.ndak.net
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: Minor Power Mods for 1991 F-150 5.0L
Message-Id:

I have a 92 Bronco 5.8L and have been running with just a K&N pannel filter in the stock air box. I just got the K&N Filtercharger kit from Cepek and installed it. I noticed quite an improvement right off the get go! With the old filter there was always a lag between full throtle and response and now it seems to breath better at all speeds and rpm's. I dont know how it effects gas mileage yet, but it seemed that on a 50 mile trip the gas gauge needle did not move as far as normal. It is a pain to install as there is 3 holes to drill and when you need to clean it it's going to be a pain to unbolt but I just wish I'd have goten one sooner. The filtercharger also is pretty loud when you stomp on it, it sounds almost like the old Holly double pumpers! At highway speeds the noise is not very noticable. I have also installed Hypertech module/Borla cat-back/Jacobs wires&cap/Splitfire plugs. Now I am looking at what headers to go with mabey JBA shorty?

Hope this helps
JJ

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 10:01:56 -0600
From: Larry Smeins
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Oil For Powerstroke
Message-Id:

>Date: Sat, 19 Jul 1997 21:53:51 -0400
>From: jlester naxs.com (Jason Lester)
>To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
>Subject: Re: F-350 Extended Cab?
>Message-Id:
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"


>On a side note, does anyone have any oil recommendations for
the
>Powerstroke? I'd prefer not to buy the costly Motorcraft
unless it's
>absolutely necessary. Do any other brands meet the Ford specs?

>Jason

Shell Rotella-T meets all Ford's specs and is quite popular with
Powerstroke owners. If you have access to a Sam's Club they have
Rotella-T in 6 gallon cases at about $29.00 per case.

Larry
If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost.

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 12:45:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: Amy34SD aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: peelin paint
Message-ID:

Tim,

We have a 1986 F-350 Crew Cab Dually that was on the recall list for the
paint problem. We had the truck totally repainted (at Ford's expense) in
1994 at Dixon Ford in Carlsbad, California. It wouldn't hurt to give Dixon's
paint shop a call and ask them if they're still honoring the recall. Good
Luck!

Amy

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 09:57:20 -0700
From: Mike Marcum
To: "'fordtrucks80up lofcom.com'"
Subject: RE: peelin paint
Message-ID:

Tim,

I had a 1990 F-250 with the paint problem. I had it repainted by Ford
in 1993 at no charge. They only repainted the affected areas (which was
the top-third of the 2-tone paint job), but they also added a clear coat
as well. Check with your local Ford dealer. You may also check with
your local body shop that does the work for your local Ford dealer (they
may know of a way to get Ford to pay for it).

- Mike

Michael Marcum -
ph. 360-604-1487
Technical Marketing Engineer fx.
360-604-1401
Diamond Multimedia Communications Division email:
mikem supra.com


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>Sent: Sunday, July 20, 1997 8:18 AM
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>Subject: peelin paint
>
> I am the proud owner of an 87 F-150. It has the famous peelin Ford paint
>job. I heard somewhere that Ford was repainting some of these for free.
> Does anyone know if they will still do that?? Thanks much---->Tim
>
>
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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 97 14:09:22 EDT
From: "Todd A. Muccilli"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: 97/96/95 etc. F-350 ride ht survey
Message-ID:

Other list members with F-350 pickups:

I had posted a question regarding ride height of these trucks not too long
ago. I am suspicious of the ride height on mine, so I am posing a little
survey for those who would not find it too much trouble.

If you have an F-350 4x4 pickup with the most current body style (97, 96, 95,
etc.) and wouldn't mind taking a couple of measurements to help me out in my
search for answers to my handling problems, I would appreciate it if you
could answer the following questions.
1. What is your front height, measured between the center of the
front hub and the lower body line of the crease on the front fender, both
sides?
2. WHat is your rear height, measured between the center of the rear
hub and the lower body line of the crease on the bed side, both sides?
3. What model do you have (reg cab, crew cab, etc.)?
4. What engine do you have?
5. Do you have the HD front suspension and is the suspension
otherwise stock?

Thanks in advance--it would be a big help. I will summarize for those
interested in making a comparison.

Todd

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 10:43:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kevin Cole
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Powerstroke oil
Message-ID:
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BELOW IS MORE INFO ON SHELL ROTELLA OIL.
MORE INFO CAN SEEN AT http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.shell-lubricants.com.


TRUCKERS NEED ALL THE SECURITY THEY CAN GET


Good News
Security. It's the reason Shell's ROTELLA® T
Multigrade Oils, with advanced soot control formula, is such good news
for anybody trying to make a living running on 18 wheels, hauling the
stuff this country is made of.
Better Than Ever
Rotella T 15W-40 now keeps soot under control better
then ever in severe service. So you don't have to worry about
excessive viscosity thickening, impeded oil flow, engine wear and the
other drawbacks of running with a lesser oil.

Multiple advantages
Superior soot handling isn't the only improvement
Shell engineers have made on America's best-selling heavy-duty
multigrade. Better protection against valve train wear, higher initial
Total Base Number (TBN), better TBN retention, better oxidation
stability—there are more reasons than ever before to go with
the multigrade that gets you farther down the road and gives you more
peace of mind.

The problem with soot
Rotella T's better soot handling in severe
service conditions guards against harmful oil
thickening and engine wear. Soot handling has become a big
performance challenge for any engine oil that wants to play with the
big rigs. Many observers agree that because of tougher and tougher
federal emissions requirements, the increased amounts of soot now
winding up in the oil are a modern engines number one threat. With
other oils, too much soot can clump into larger clusters (instead of
staying suspended as smaller particles) and cause too much oil
thickening. This impedes oil flow, hurtsfuel economy and literally
wears down engine parts.
Well-rounded performer
Outstanding soot handling is only the beginning. In
addition, there are other advantages of ROTELLA T 15W-40's new
formulation.
Higher TBN & better TBN retention Total Base Number is
a measure of the additives that neutralize acids formed during
combustion to
prevent corrosion and control unwanted deposits. It's a delicate
balance between too little and too much, because these additives can
themselves form harmful piston deposits. ROTELLA T is balanced just
right.
Improved oxidation stability
This refers to an oil's resistance to deterioration at
high temperatures. Better oil oxidation stability helps minimize
engine deposits that can shorten engine life.
Improved protection against valve train wear
Valve train wear can mess up the combustion process,
leading to problems with fuel economy and higher emissions. ROTELLA
T's new mix of additives and base oils gives you better performance in
this key area of engine life.
Extended drain capability
The more engine manufacturers talk about extended
drain periods, the more important it becomes to go with an oil that
can stand up to all those extra miles. ROTELLA T 15W-40 with advanced
soot control and improved oxidation stability is a smart choice for
drivers operating under severe conditions and extended drain programs.
Avoid security risks
Why do ROTELLA T users rest so secure? On the road,
ROTELLA T proves itself a winner in real-world conditions: No
heavy-duty engine oil has been subjected to more real-world testing
and analysis. And in the lab, tests demonstrate that ROTELLA T is a
top performer.
Your truck is your livelihood
Protect your engine with high-performance, high
security ROTELLA T 15W-40 with advanced soot control.




---ROBERT.BUBALA rrd.com wrote:
>
> RR DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY
>
> TO: OAS -00000001 *fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
>
> FROM: ROBERT.BUBALA
>
> DATE: 07/21/97
> TIME: 09:20:59
>
> SUBJECT: Powerstroke oil
>
>
> Hello
>
> To the gentleman who inquired about Powerstroke engine oil. I
recently
> sent a message to shell to ask them about their Rotella oil,
and I
> will attach their response. Is the extra-cab heavy duty you
bought a
> 4x4 or not? I was in Wal Mart last friday and saw their Rotella
15w-40
> oil on sale for 4.97 a gallon which is a good price. here is
what
> Shell said:
>
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Your query was forwarded by Shell Canada back to the U.S. The
> International engine
> that will be in your new Ford was developed and calibrated on
ROTELLA
> T 15W-40 with
> XLA. Rotella T M/G is thus highly recommended for these
engines.
>
> As for change intervals, I do not have a copy of the Owner's
Manual so
> that I can not address
> the recommended change intervals. Just remember that "normal"
> driving conditions means
>
start-up/warm-up/short-trip-to-the-highway/a-trip-on-the-highway(no
> stop and go)/short-trip-off-
> the-highway/cool-down/park!!! Anything else is "Severe
Service" - in
> other words most of us
> give our vehicles "severe service"!!!
>
> Based on my contacts with customers, ROTELLA T M/G with XLA has
given
> excellent
> service in these engines.
>
> I have seen the oil in every Sam's store I have ever visited.
> Wal-Mart may also carry the oil
> in some markets.
>
> Thank you for your interest in Shell products.
>
> Steve,
> Shell Lubricants Product Information Center Toll Free number to
reach
> us: 1-800-231-6950 Fax: 713-241-0073
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
> Robert Bubala
> mailto:robert.bubala rrd.com
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 12:36:05 -0600 (MDT)
From: zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Blue Smoke 10% of the time
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Hi All,

I have an '88 7.3 F-250 HD w/ 96k that blows blue smoke 10% of the time for
about 2-5 miles then it clears as quick as it came, also it happens both
when cold or hot. So before I go the rebuild route, I had the brainstorm,
'hey maybe it could be something sticking that is causing it?'

I've only had the truck for about 3-400 miles. I changed the oil using
10-30, that improved the miles per quart from 40 to 70. I changed it again
using 30 W but still at 70 mpq.

Any Ideas?

Thanks,
Zeb

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 14:07:34 -0500
From: "warren"
To:
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> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 1997 20:13:30 -0400
> From: brett
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: gear ratio
> Well, I have started building my ranger to go road racing. The rules
> state I need to have a 4.10/4.11 rear end. Now how do I find out what
> ratio I have in there now. It is an 89 2wd standard cab 5spd manual.
> I also neeed to figure out how to drop the front end while still
using
> the stock beams. Any help will be appreciated.
Check the vehicle certification label on the drivers side door. If the
axle code is 86=3.73 ratio, if 87=4.10 ratio. As for the lowering in
the front with stock beams, you can get shorter springs from Eibach, or
the AIMGroup. You can drop up to 2" with this method, and will
experience severe negative camber, which can be corrected with
adjustable camber shims. MAKE SHURE, the shop doing your alignment work
is as committed to this project as you are, as most shops will not
touch a lowered vehicle.
-----------
Warren Kurtz
Ford Ranger Fans On-Line
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sky.net/~wkurtz/ranger.html

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 15:46:36 -0400
From: Kenneth Overton
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 1994 ranger problem
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JIM HURD wrote:

> Ken,
> My guess would be that if your fuel mileage has dropped, you may
> have
> a leak in the exhaust that is sucking air into the exhaust (in between
>
> the exhaust pulses) that is making the O2 sensor say "way lean".
>
> OTOH, if mileage is too good to be true, you may have a fuel
> delivery
> problem.
>
> Jim in Central NY
> '79 F-150 (302!)
> '92 Topaz (3.0l)
>
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I had failed to mention a couple of other details in my earlier
message. The first time this occured, during the brief periods that the
light would remain out for 30 min. or so, the engine acted as if there
was a "dead spot" in the accelerator, as if you were accelerating to
hard, or not enough. After another tank of fuel, this seemed to go away,

and I just assumed it could have been water in the fuel. The truck gets
decent mileage all of the time, I average 18-21 depending on terrain, at

65-75 mph. Speed doesn't seem to affect mileage as much as hills.Does
this sound average? All of the Ranger owners I know either have the 4.0
or the 2.3. (Mine is a 3.0, which I failed to mention). I tend to drive
hard, and performance doesn't seem to suffer. Overall the truck has been
excellent except for the annoying light. I had heard from
different sources that this may be just a "bug" with the emmision
control system, and I'm attempting to verify this bit of
information.Thanks very much for the information.

Ken Overton

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 16:48:25 -0400
From: Kenneth Overton
To: Ford Trucks
Subject: Service bulletins
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This message is intended for the individual that posted a message
requesting service bulletin information, but a lot of people may find
this sight interesting, if it is not already a well known sight. The
National Highway Safety Administration sight, located at
www.nhtsa.dot.gov/toc.html has loads of vehicle information, including
service bulletin #'s for tons of vehicles. Hope someone finds this
information useful.

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 17:48:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bakend aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: gear ratio
Message-ID:

The gear ratio of any gear box is = to #of turns output(rear axle) \# of
turns input(drive shaft). In other words a 4.10 ratio is four turns of the
rear wheel when the drive shaft turns ten times. A 4.11 ratio is four turns
of the rear wheel when the drive shaft turns 11 times.
Jack up one side of the truck rear wheel (make sure the other cannot turn)
and have a buddy turn the rear wheel while you count the number of turns that
the drive shaft makes. Be sure to mark the wheel and driveshaft to help keep
count. Turn the wheel 4 times complete and shaft will turn about 10 or 11.

Good luck and remember
The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask.
Bakend

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 17:36:58 -0700
From: "S. Spaulding"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: gear ratio
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Wrong.

4.11 is 4.11:1, which means 4.11 turns of the driveshaft for 1 turn of
the axle.

SS

Bakend aol.com wrote:
>
> The gear ratio of any gear box is = to #of turns output(rear axle) \# of
> turns input(drive shaft). In other words a 4.10 ratio is four turns of the
> rear wheel when the drive shaft turns ten times. A 4.11 ratio is four turns
> of the rear wheel when the drive shaft turns 11 times.
> Jack up one side of the truck rear wheel (make sure the other cannot turn)
> and have a buddy turn the rear wheel while you count the number of turns that
> the drive shaft makes. Be sure to mark the wheel and driveshaft to help keep
> count. Turn the wheel 4 times complete and shaft will turn about 10 or 11.
>
> Good luck and remember
> The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask.
> Bakend
>
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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 18:31:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dan Simoes
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com (ford)
Subject: tranny probs on 91 ranger?
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Hi all. Just bought a 91 Ranger XLT 4x2, 4sp auto, 92k, my first
American vehicle :). It's in pretty good shape as it was a fleet
vehicle, but I am having a weird problem...

When you put the truck in gear, it sometimes does nothing as if
it were in neutral - step on the gas, rev rev rev and nothing
until...CLUNK, SKREECH, she takes off peeling out. Come up
to the first light, stop. Light goes green and nothing, same symptom.
Until today it only did it in forward, today it also did it in reverse.

Does this sound familiar? Could be as simple as a tranny service
right? A local shop suggested that it might need a new filter,
or maybe they put the wrong filter on, or maybe the orings are
ripped and it is sucking air.

Thoughts, comments? Thanks in advance.
--
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 Clearbrook Road (914) 789-5378 (voice)
Elmsford, NY 10523 (914) 789-5310 (fax)

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 17:44:13 -0500 (CDT)
From: Gizmow swbell.net
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: gear ratio
Message-Id:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

Hey Backend

I think you got a little confused on your formula. With your formula my
3:55 rear end would turn the tire 3 times when the drive shaft truns 55 times.

The fomula is this. On a truck or car with a 3:55 it is a 3.55 to 1rataio
.... A 3:55 takes 3.55 turns of the drive shaft to turn the tire 1
revolution. A 4:10 takes 4.10 turns of the drive shaft will turn the tire
1 revolution.

This is a fool proof way to check your trucks rear end.

Thanks

Mike



At 05:48 PM 7/21/97 -0400, you wrote:
>The gear ratio of any gear box is = to #of turns output(rear axle) \# of
>turns input(drive shaft). In other words a 4.10 ratio is four turns of the
>rear wheel when the drive shaft turns ten times. A 4.11 ratio is four turns
>of the rear wheel when the drive shaft turns 11 times.
>Jack up one side of the truck rear wheel (make sure the other cannot turn)
>and have a buddy turn the rear wheel while you count the number of turns that
>the drive shaft makes. Be sure to mark the wheel and driveshaft to help keep
>count. Turn the wheel 4 times complete and shaft will turn about 10 or 11.
>
>Good luck and remember
>The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask.
>Bakend
>
>
>
>____________________________________________________________________
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>

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 19:24:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bakend aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: front end 87 ranger
Message-ID:

Just bought an 87 ranger and it clunks over bumps. Granted the shocks are
shot and will get replaced. But I notice the bushings(rubber) on the control
arms (or whatever they are that keep the front axle in place) are about worn
out. Is there any special after- market bushigs to replace the factory ones.
Any other tips on the 87 Ranger will be appreciated as well .
Thanks in advance
Bakend

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 19:25:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bakend aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: gear ratio
Message-ID:

I stand corrected and thank you. Been a long time since I have done that and
seem to have forgotten the exact method.Hope the fellow building his race
truck sees your formula as the correct one. Nobody else gave him anything but
grief !
I will research any answers in the future better! Actually I am subscribed
looking for answers.
Thanks again
Bakend

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 17:16:03 -0600
From: Rick Petersen
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: gear ratio
Message-Id:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

At 05:48 PM 7/21/97 -0400, Bakend aol.com wrote:
>The gear ratio of any gear box is = to #of turns output(rear axle) \# of
>turns input(drive shaft). In other words a 4.10 ratio is four turns of the
>rear wheel when the drive shaft turns ten times. A 4.11 ratio is four turns
>of the rear wheel when the drive shaft turns 11 times.

So with that logic, for each 3 turns of my rear wheel my drive shaft will
turn 55 times???????


--- Rick Petersen
--- mailto:rpetersen whc.net
--- http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.whc.net/gsp

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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 18:49:16 -0500 (CDT)
From: Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
To: fordtrucks80up ....


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