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perf-list Digest Sat, 03 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 073

In This Issue:
Ranger fan clutch
Re: Ranger fan clutch
Re: Ranger fan clutch
Fan Clutches and Wrenches
Re: Ranger fan clutch
ADMIN: Old magazines

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From: "Greg Hopper" hiwaay.net>
Subject: Ranger fan clutch
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2000 12:05:58 -0500


Please help me get the fan clutch off my Ranger!! Truck is 94 4.0L.
I gave it all I had and cannot get the thing off!!! (Why couldn't Ford just bolt it to the water pump like it was on my S-10 ??). I used the wrenches I rented from Auto Zone and the one for the fan clutch nut just made some ugly spots on the nut. I've got a friend who has a regular open end that I think will work. Is that thing just on there hella tight, or am I doing something wrong?? Im turning the nut CLOCKWISE when I'm facing the truck, which I believe is correct because it has a reverse thread??. Someone please tell me if there's a trick I don't know or if you just gotta put mega balls on it...
thanks
dave
ghopper hiwaay.net


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From: "Garrett Nelson" writeme.com>
Subject: Re: Ranger fan clutch
Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 15:09:03 -0500


I don't know if it would be reverse threaded or not. But using some WD-40 and some heat from a torch usually works wonders (although you shouldn't use both at the same time unless you like large fireballs).

--Garrett www.1966ford.com
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Please help me get the fan clutch off my Ranger!! Truck is 94 4.0L.
I gave it all I had and cannot get the thing off!!! (Why couldn't Ford just bolt it to the water pump like it was on my S-10 ??). I used the wrenches I rented from Auto Zone and the one for the fan clutch nut just made some ugly spots on the nut. I've got a friend who has a regular open end that I think will work. Is that thing just on there hella tight, or am I doing something wrong?? Im turning the nut CLOCKWISE when I'm facing the truck, which I believe is correct because it has a reverse thread??. Someone please tell me if there's a trick I don't know or if you just gotta put mega balls on it...
thanks
dave
ghopper hiwaay.net

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Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2000 20:33:41 -0400
From: Bruce Ramirez erols.com>
Subject: Re: Ranger fan clutch

Your fan clutch has right-hand threads. It's just on very tight.

I just removed my fan from my 91 F-150 and installed a Flex-a-Lite dual
electric fan. The electric fan works great and my mileage has improved
by 2 mpg during towing.

Good luck

Garrett Nelson wrote:
>
> I don't know if it would be reverse threaded or not. But using some WD-40 and some heat from a torch usually works wonders (although you shouldn't use both at the same time unless you like large fireballs).
>
> --Garrett www.1966ford.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Greg Hopper
> To: perf-list ford-trucks.com ; small-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2000 12:05 PM
> Subject: [perf-list] Ranger fan clutch
>
> Please help me get the fan clutch off my Ranger!! Truck is 94 4.0L.
> I gave it all I had and cannot get the thing off!!! (Why couldn't Ford just bolt it to the water pump like it was on my S-10 ??). I used the wrenches I rented from Auto Zone and the one for the fan clutch nut just made some ugly spots on the nut. I've got a friend who has a regular open end that I think will work. Is that thing just on there hella tight, or am I doing something wrong?? Im turning the nut CLOCKWISE when I'm facing the truck, which I believe is correct because it has a reverse thread??. Someone please tell me if there's a trick I don't know or if you just gotta put mega balls on it...
> thanks
> dave
> ghopper hiwaay.net
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Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2000 20:43:08 -0700
From: Adam McLaughlin jps.net>
Subject: Fan Clutches and Wrenches

Hi Dave,

I went through the same thing to replace the fan clutch on my 1988 Bronco about three months ago. I ended up replacing just the fan clutch, and then deciding that this was fruitless anyway, so I went to the flex-a-lite electric fan when I put in a 4.0 SC radiator about two weeks after that.

That was a waste of $60 to get a new fan clutch! However, in the process I bought the fan clutch wrench from Napa store and only used it twice. You have to anchor your left hand on the wrench which goes on the water pump bolts, and then push your right hand down on the wrench that makes some marks on your fan clutch nut. You do have to have some strength to do it, so when you finally get it off, make sure to put a dab of anti sieze on the threads before you get the fan back on.

Where do you live? If you are in Sonoma County, California I would be happy to come by with my twice used wrench and give you a hand pulling that off.

Adam

Greg Hopper wrote:

> Please help me get the fan clutch off my Ranger!! Truck is 94 4.0L.
> I gave it all I had and cannot get the thing off!!! (Why couldn't Ford just bolt it to the water pump like it was on my S-10 ??). I used the wrenches I rented from Auto Zone and the one for the fan clutch nut just made some ugly spots on the nut. I've got a friend who has a regular open end that I think will work. Is that thing just on there hella tight, or am I doing something wrong?? Im turning the nut CLOCKWISE when I'm facing the truck, which I believe is correct because it has a reverse thread??. Someone please tell me if there's a trick I don't know or if you just gotta put mega balls on it...
> thanks
> dave
> ghopper hiwaay.net
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From: "Greg Hopper" hiwaay.net>
Subject: Re: Ranger fan clutch
Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2000 09:26:19 -0500

Yeah, I finally got it off. The Chilton's manual said it was removed
clockwise and was wrong. I later realized the fan shroud said it was right
hand threads. Oh well, it's off and I have an electric fan now too. I
believe it loosened up a little power, not a big difference but I think it's
there. I'll let you guys know if my mileage goes up any.
later
dave



>Your fan clutch has right-hand threads. It's just on very tight.
>
>I just removed my fan from my 91 F-150 and installed a Flex-a-Lite dual
>electric fan. The electric fan works great and my mileage has improved
>by 2 mpg during towing.
>
>Good luck


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Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2000 11:49:57 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Old magazines

Gang,

I was recently contacted by a lady whose father passed away. He
left behind a large collection of magazines and she thinks it will
be a shame to throw them away (and I agree). She's trying Ebay,
but regardless of whether she can sell them, she doesn't want them
to go to waste.

As many of you know, old magazines contain a wealth of information
that can be hard to find otherwise, especially for those of you
who are restoring a truck. Some of them might be collectors items
too.

Here's a list of what she's got, please contact her for specific
issues:
(She can be reached at Nomoreplaytime aol.com, her name is Keri)

TRUCKIN' CHEVY TRUCKIN'
TRUCKIN' CLASSIC TRUCKS CUSTOM & CLASSIC TRUCKS
CUSTOM CLASSIC TRUCKS CUSTOM TRUCKING
HI-PERFORMANCE TRUCKING SUPER STREET TRUCKS
STREET RODDER NATIONAL RODDER
RODDER'S DIGEST HOW TO BUILD A STREET ROD
RODS & CUSTOMS HIGH PERFORMANCE RODS & CUSTOMS
CUSTOM RODDER ROD POWER
SUPER HOT RODS & CUSTOMS AMERICAN RODDER
STREET RODDER HOT ROD MECHANIX
HI-PERFORMANCE RODS RODS AND STREET MACHINES
RODDER STREET RODDING ILLUSTRATED
RODDER'S WORLD STREET AND CUSTOM RODDING
CUSTOM PAINTING CHEVROLET HIGH PERFORMANCE
POPULAR HOT RODDING HOT ROD
WILD WORLD OF STREET MACHINES
SUPER STREET MACHINES ROD ACTION
STREET MACHINES PICK-UPS AND MINI TRUCKS
STREET ROD ACTION STREET ROD PICK-UPS
FAT HOT LINE NEWS
HOT CARS CHEVY CLASSIC
CLASSIC & CUSTOM HOT TRUCK
SPORT TRUCK CUSTOM CRAFT
CUSTOM CARS ALL CHEVY
CHEVY HI-PERFORMANCE SUPER CHEVY
1001 CUSTOM & ROD IDEAS ROD & CUSTOM IDEAS
POPULAR CUSTOMS POPULAR CARS
VANS & PICK-UPS 1001 TRUCK & VAN IDEAS
SPORT TRUCKING ROD & CUSTOM

YEARBOOKS ANNUALS THE BEST OF...
COLLECTOR'S EDITIONS

This should go without saying but please remember what this
is all about and keep the Chevy bashing out of it. If you've
got a Chevy friend who can use the Chevy mags, let them know
about it.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts




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