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fordtrucks80up-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 17

Today's Topics:

Re: Bronco 2 ["JHerrell"
gears!!!!!! [Chris Kelly ]
tires ["MARC NIRENBERG"
Common Tools [Ken Miller
Re: Don't it suck [DQEM46A prodigy.com (MRS GRETCHEN ]
Ranger won't start [Bill Funk ]
Horsepower [skidoguy cyberbeach.net ]

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Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 20:08:21 -0600
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> From: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> To: Jherrell
> Subject: Bronco 2
> Date: Thursday, June 05, 1997 6:52 PM
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> What is the largest tire that will fit a stock 88 bronco 2?
>
> Randy Brewer
> brewer cafes.net
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Sorry, Can't help you there buddy. Sorry.
Rusty

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Date: Thu, 05 Jun 1997 23:36:12 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
To: trucks 80up
Subject: gears!!!!!!
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I have a 94 ranger splash with a 2.3 and 5 speed. I was wondering how
much more gas my truck would use if I change the gears from the 3.73 to
4.10 or something like that! I hardly ever drive on the interstate, so
mainly 55 is the fastest I go. Even on the interstate at 60 miles an
hour its still under2500 rpm. Thanks in advance

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Date: Thu, 5 Jun 97 23:14:22 CDT
From: "MARC NIRENBERG"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: tires
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Exactly what size are the wheels on your 88 Bronco 2?ex. 15x7
Marc 1981 F-100 (almost 237k and no
engine work)
1996 Taurus (wife's POS)

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Date: Thu, 05 Jun 1997 21:59:45
From: Ken Miller
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Common Tools
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Anyone who has done any work on his or her vehicle will
appreciate this.

>
>HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used
>as a kind of divining rod to locate expensive car parts not far from the
>object we are trying to hit.
>
>MECHANIC'S KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard
>cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on boxes
>containing convertible tops or tonneau covers.
>
>ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning steel Pop rivets in their
>holes until you die of old age, but it also works great for drilling
>rollbar mounting holes in the floor of a sports car just above the brake
>line that goes to the rear axle.
>
>HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board
>principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion,
>and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your
>future becomes.
>
>VISE-GRIPS: Used to round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available,
>they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your
>hand.
>
>OXYACETELENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting those stale garage
>cigarettes you keep hidden in the back of the Whitworth socket drawer,
>(What wife would think to look in _there_?) because you can never remember
>to buy lighter fluid for the Zippo lighter you got from the PX at Fort
>Campbell.
>
>ZIPPO LIGHTER: See oxyacetelene torch.
>
>WHITWORTH SOCKETS: Once used for working on older British cars and
>motorcycles, they are now used mainly for hiding six-month old Salems from
>the sort of person who would throw them away for no good reason.
>
>DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat
>metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and
>flings your beer across the room, splattering it against the Rolling Stones
>poster over the bench grinder.
>
>WIRE WHEEL: Cleans rust off old bolts and then throws them somewhere under
>the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprint whorls and
>hard-earned guitar callouses in about the time it takes you to say, "Django
>Reinhardt".
>
>HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering a Mustang to the ground after you
>have installed a set of Ford Motorsports lowered road springs, trappng the
>jack handle firmly under the front air dam.
>
>EIGHT-FOOT LONG DOUGLAS FIR 2X4: Used for levering a car upward off a
>hydraulic jack.
>
>TWEEZERS: A tool for removing wood splinters.
>
>PHONE: Tool for calling your neighbor Chris to see if he has another
>hydraulic floor jack.
>
>SNAP-ON GASKET SCRAPER: Theoretically useful as a sandwich tool for
>spreading mayonnaise; used mainly for getting dog-doo off your boot.
>
>E-Z OUT BOLT AND STUD EXTRACTOR: A tool that snaps off in bolt holes and is
>ten times harder than any known drill bit.
>
>TIMING LIGHT: A stroboscopic instrument for illuminating grease buildup on
>crankshaft pulleys.
>
>TWO-TON HYDRAULIC ENGINE HOIST: A handy tool for testing the tensile
>strength of ground straps and hydraulic clutch lines you may have forgotten
>to disconnect.
>
>CRAFTSMAN 1/2 x 16-INCH SCREWDRIVER: A large motor mount prying tool that
>inexplicably has an accurately machined screwdriver tip on the end without
>the handle.
>
>BATTERY ELECTROLYTE TESTER: A handy tool for transferring sulfuric acid
>from car battery to the inside of your toolbox after determining that your
>battery is dead as a doornail, just as you thought.
>
>AVIATION METAL SNIPS: See hacksaw.
>
>TROUBLE LIGHT: The mechanic's own tanning booth. Sometimes called a drop
>light, it is a good source of vitamin D, "the sunshine vitamin", which is
>not otherwise found under cars at night. Health benefits aside, its main
>purpose is to consume 40-watt light bulbs at about the same rate that
>105-mm howitzer shells might be used during, say, the first few hours of
>the Battle of the Bulge. More often dark than light, its name is somewhat
>misleading.
>
>PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the lids of old-style
>paper-and-tin oil cans and splash oil on your shirt; can also be used, as
>the name implies, to round off Phillips screw heads.
>
>AIR COMPRESSOR: A machine that takes energy produced in a coal-burning
>power plant 200 miles away and transforms it into compressed air that
>travels by hose to a Chicago Pneumatic impact wrench that grips rusty
>suspension bolts last tightened 40 years ago by someone in Abingdon,
>Oxfordshire, and rounds them off.
>
>BALL JOINT SEPERATOR (PICKLE FORK): Designed by ball joint manufacturer,
>its primary function is to totally destroy irreplacable ball joint boot.
>
>SNAP RING PLIERS: Removes snap ring from part and flings it into outer
>space.
>
>BLOW GUN: Uses air pressure to blow dirt off part and into face.
>
>
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Kim Foss Work: KMiller2 ci.Las-Vegas.NV.US
650 Whitney Ranch #3213 W (707) 229-4709 H(702) 458-6529
Henderson, NV 89014 Fax (707) 474-4764
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Date: Fri, 6 Jun 1997 01:07:55, -0500
From: DQEM46A prodigy.com (MRS GRETCHEN MILLER)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Don't it suck
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could we please not call me MRS. Gretchen Miller just Gretchen
Miller please? that Mrs. and Mr. stuff is to formal for me, and
thanks again for the advise

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Date: Thu, 05 Jun 1997 23:25:09 -0700
From: Bill Funk
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Ranger won't start
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> Date: Tue, 03 Jun 1997 13:52:00 PDT
> From: "jeremy kempa"
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Ranger won't start
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> I have a problem with my '84 Ranger 2.0L. It won't start! We aren't sure
> what is causing it. It will turn over and sounds like it wants to start
> but it won't catch. If anyone else has had this problem or if anyone has
> any ideas, please mail me back so I can get it back to work.
>

It is absolutely impossible to tell what's keeping your truck from
starting.
Things to check:
Is the ignition system working properly? is the engine getting a spark,
and at the right time?
Is the compression good?
Is the fuel system working properly?
If the answer to all three is *yes*, then the truck will start.
Any *no* answer is something to check.
--
Bill Funk
President, ASCII User Group
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.starlink.com/~ascii

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Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 03:21:03 -0400
From: skidoguy cyberbeach.net
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Horsepower
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Does anyone know any easy ways to get more ponies out of a....


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