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small-list Digest Wed, 01 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 020

In This Issue:
Re: How to fix dull plastic lenses?
Re: Upgrade question
Re: Upgrade question
Re: How to fix dull plastic lenses?
Pinto
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Re: Pinto

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From: Ray Scheidnes nacm.com>
Subject: Re: How to fix dull plastic lenses?
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 11:37:10 -0800

Yes, they are probably sandblasted and weathered from the sun, etc.
I have a 94 Ranger with plastic lenses as well, and I periodically polish
mine with some liquid Brasso on a towel. Or, I sometimes use a
scratch/swirl remover on them. I always follow up with a coat of wax.
Keeps my lenses nice and clear. Yours may be in worse shape, so, I would
recommend either a plastic window polish (car parts places sell this stuff
for polishing plastic windows in convertible soft tops), or maybe even try
using the brasso and some elbow grease (just find something for polishing
that's a little abrasive but not very harsh). Maybe, (assuming your
deductible is not too high)you could check with insurance to see if it could
be covered under comprehensive?


-----Original Message-----
From: Harry Trafford [mailto:traff GNV.IFAS.UFL.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 11:28 AM
To: 'ford-truck list'
Subject: [small-list] How to fix dull plastic lenses?


The plastic headlight lenses on my '90 B-II are dull and
semi-transparent, as if they had been sand blasted.
This condition must severely cut down on the
brightness of the headlights. The taillight lenses suffer
the same affliction.
Has anyone actually used a special technique or
product to restore the lenses back to their once
clear and transparent condition?

TIA,
Harry
S. Florida
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From: "Mike Fisher" gte.net>
Subject: Re: Upgrade question
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 17:20:04 -0600

Hi David,

What modifications were done between the headers and converters? Since I
have seen you talking about those here I've been thinking about putting them
on mine.

Mike Fisher
'97 AWD Mountaineer
K&N/Borla/31x10.5 BFG AT's/PIAA/Edelbrock IAS


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Cooley" bellsouth.net>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 29, 2000 7:50 AM
Subject: [small-list] Re: Upgrade question


> At 01:13 AM 2/29/2000, you wrote:
>
>
> >Joey Ramsey wrote:
> >
> > > Which would I be better off upgrading to(power wise), a 4b carb and
intake,
> > > or headers?
> >
> >That's not much to go on, but in most cases, I'd say that headers are a
better
> >bet for the money. You may not get quite as much HP, but it will be a
LOT
> >cheaper, and probably less hassle to install.
>
>
> I agree... Plus, you can't start to improve the intake flow until you
> improve the exhaust. You can't get more air in if you aren't getting more
> air out!
> I just put a set of Motorsports headers on my 5.0L Explorer. BIG
> difference. Cat back system was already in place. Stock manifolds are
> junk. Tubular header design, but the tubes are flattened and crimped to
> make them fit. Motorsports headers are nice smooth, fully round tubes all
> the way out.
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Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 18:55:54 -0500
From: David Cooley bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: Upgrade question

At 05:20 PM 3/1/00 -0600, you wrote:
>Hi David,
>
>What modifications were done between the headers and converters? Since I
>have seen you talking about those here I've been thinking about putting them
>on mine.


None whatsoever.
Ford Motorsports part #M-9430-E52 stainless steel, bolts up to the stock
headpipes and actually has more room than the stock tubular manifolds
did. Give yourself 2 days to do it, just in case, use LOTS of penetrating
oil, and get a new EGR tube to put on when you put the pass. side header
on. My stock one split on the back side and I didn't know until I started
it up. Chased a leak for hours and finally figured out what it
was. $53.00 from Ford. Also, throw away the 7/16 hex head bolts they send
with it, as there are several a socket won't fit on. Buy the B&M header
bolts with the allen head, and a long 5/16 allen socket. Follow their
instructions except:
removing the pass. side header, remove the intake hose and airbox, snake
the old manifold around and out thru the top in front where the MAF and
airbox was. Can't get it off thru the back like they say unless you drop
the exhaust clear to the muffler.
On the drivers side, you don't need to disconnect the fuel lines... they
move enough to get by. Just be careful and ensure the battery is
disconnected and the engine is cold.
Seems to feel more responsive to the foot... We'll see how mileage goes
next week... Have to make an 800 mile round trip to Atlanta.


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From: "Keith Christensen" kendra.com>
Subject: Re: How to fix dull plastic lenses?
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 18:42:02 -0800

Meguiar 17 plastic polish should do it.
Unca Sam buys it for polishing plastic aircraft canopies.

NAPA and most decent parts houses carry it.

Warning: Shake the snot out of the container before using, and be prepared
to clean out the tip-out spout if it's sat a while!

The technique is to lightly wet an area of a soft but reasonably tough rag
(old shop towels and Tshirts work well) and concentrate on a small (maybe
1-2 square inches) at a time. Rub HARD and fast till you can feel the
surface of the plastic start heating up slightly, meanwhile bring small
amounts of 17 back over the area as in 'buttering it' slightly every so
often. You'll see the improvement! It can even remove or smooth out small
scratches.
Move over to another patch nearby and slightly overlap onto the smoothed
area as before, repeat until done.

You'll need to use a clean cloth (and maybe Qtips) to clean residue off when
finished, then wipe/buff it again.

I've cleaned up speedo/dash faces, plastic goggles, radio bezels etc with 17
for years.



Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 14:27:39 -0500
From: Harry Trafford GNV.IFAS.UFL.EDU>
Subject: How to fix dull plastic lenses?

The plastic headlight lenses on my '90 B-II are dull and
semi-transparent, as if they had been sand blasted.
This condition must severely cut down on the
brightness of the headlights. The taillight lenses suffer
the same affliction.
Has anyone actually used a special technique or
product to restore the lenses back to their once
clear and transparent condition?

TIA,
Harry
S. Florida


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Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 18:33:01 -0800
From: scott ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Pinto

>but has the little pinto deep into the 10 second
>1/4 mile bracket.

My kind of Pinto!!! Being as my first car was a Pinto,I have always had
a soft spot for them.And no the soft spot is not in my skull.

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Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 23:16:00 -0500
From: David Cooley bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: Pinto

At 09:33 PM 3/1/00, you wrote:
> >but has the little pinto deep into the 10 second
> >1/4 mile bracket.
>
>My kind of Pinto!!! Being as my first car was a Pinto,I have always had
>a soft spot for them.And no the soft spot is not in my skull.


That was my 2nd car... 1.6L with the GT intake, Webber 2bbl carb, header,
Isky cam... 2nd day after the rebuild on the engine I stripped all the
teeth off 3rd gear!

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From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 17:48:09 EST
Subject: Re: Pinto

over the years i had a pair of pintos and learned to drive stick on one....
lol one of the most fun cars i ever had... lol wish i still had one for my
commuter car !!!!
Bob

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