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small-list Digest Wed, 23 Feb 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 015

In This Issue:
Re: Windshield crack...
ADMIN: Unavailable, death in the family
Re: [Power Steering Pumps]
Re: [size Vs. Damage
4.0 instead of 2.9
Re: [ADMIN: Unavailable,

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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 09:01:13 -0500
From: James Oxley thecore.com>
Subject: Re: Windshield crack...

Ray Scheidnes wrote:
>

> My understanding about windshields is that they are actually an integral
> part of your vehicle's structure. Windshields actually contribute to the
> strength/rigidity of the vehicle frame.

Glass (even saftey glass) might have some strength in compression, but
it has very little strength in tension. All windshields are set on a
"soft" setting of some sort or another because they need to move (or not
twist) independantly of the body. The rest of it I agree with.

OX

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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 19:02:57 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Unavailable, death in the family

Due to a death in the family, all replies to emails
sent to the Ford Truck Enthusiasts admin (me) will
be delayed until Monday, Feb. 28. I apologize for
an inconvenience this may cause subscribers to our
mailing lists, message board users and web store
purchases. Please exercise some patience with me
if you have problems unsubscribing or with other
list problems --- naturally, the web site is not
my #1 priority right now.

I would appreciate it if some of the list old timers
would keep an eye on things for me and help anyone
out in any capacity that you can. You guys/gals have
a great community and I trust you with it.

Regards,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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Date: 23 Feb 00 19:25:43 EST
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Power Steering Pumps]

Adam McLaughlin jps.net> wrote:
> I know that we have all heard this before, and are forced to live with,
> noisy power steering pumps.

And wiper motors that wreak havoc on two-way radios!

> Is there some kind of additive that I can put into my power steering
> pump fluid to make it quieter? Does anyone have any suggestions? Perhaps
> a special kind of fluid?

SOMEtimes a thorough flushing of the P/S system will quiet it down a bit; also
some Fords can benefit from being bled with a vacuum procedure. (Basically a
modified P/S cap that a hand operated vacuum pump is attached to during the
procedure.) Sometimes jacking up the front end and cycling the steering wheel
will purge excess air also.

Hope this helps! ;-)


Tim

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Date: 23 Feb 00 19:44:47 EST
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [size Vs. Damage

"Richard Salitra" earthlink.net> wrote:
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> Also, your comment about "*** crap" is immature & racist. Any smaller
american car would have ended up the same. It's a matter of physics, where do
you think the bulk of the force from the accident will go - to the smaller
object. A well made automobile is not dependent on geographic origin (the
same goes for badly made cars), so let's move on from that subject.

OK then.. when the secretary wrecked the 97 Nissan truck with a 98 Toy
4-runner leaving the shop on a parts run yesterday why was the Nissan fender
rumpled and the Toyota left parts all over the road and had to be towed off?
Certainly the SUV outweighs the light duty 2WD pickup we use for 'chasing'.
Design DOES play a part in crash damge; by the same laws a weaker part will
deflect (bend) more than a stronger one. I might also cite the death of my
old Ford Festiva that went head on into a Ford Thunderbird at speed; both were
total losses but the passenger compartment fared better in the Festiva and was
at least towable afterwards without a flat bed wrecker unlike the T-Bird.

On the bright side... the replacement shop truck (for a while 'til the old one
is repaired anyway) is a 4000 Mile old 2000 Ranger! I like it! :-)


Tim

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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 19:19:53 -0600
From: Buck Shoff sktc.net>
Subject: 4.0 instead of 2.9

Does anyone know if the 4.0 will bolt up to the same bell housing as a
2.9? I have a friend that is thinking of that swap, then putting it
into a CJ-5. Thanks. Buck Shoff

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Date: 24 Feb 00 21:32:17 EST
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [ADMIN: Unavailable,

Ken Payne ford-trucks.com> wrote:

> Please exercise some patience with me
> if you have problems unsubscribing or with other
> list problems --- naturally, the web site is not
> my #1 priority right now.

I'm sure we all grieve with you and share your sorrow. I know I'm fighting to
keep any tears from flowing at the moment. Odd how people that have never met
in real life can become as close as they do but being part of the on-line
community for over 10 years now I haven't seen it change yet.

>
> I would appreciate it if some of the list old timers
> would keep an eye on things for me and help anyone
> out in any capacity that you can. You guys/gals have
> a great community and I trust you with it.

I'm sure your trust is not misplaced Ken; if there's anything else any of us
can do please ask! Take your time and rest assured all will be OK when you
feel up to returning.

Tim Turner/Manic Mechanic
Wilmington NC


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