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fordtrucks-small-digest Thursday, January 1 1998 Volume 01 : Number 007



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In this issue:

1987 FORD RANGER ["Bruce Williams" ]
re: Explorer radio question [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
re: Chip for 2.3L [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: 1987 FORD RANGER [Bakend ]
Glass mount antenna ["Alan Heaberlin" ]
Happy New Year [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: Glass mount antenna [Midwest96 ]
ADMIN: Street Classics [Ken Payne ]

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 06:00 -0500 (EST)
From: "Bruce Williams"
Subject: 1987 FORD RANGER

Experts,

I have a problem that I cannot solve and I need some help. My 1987
Ranger, 2.9 V6. When I turn the key to start my truck nothing happens.
No lights, no accessories, no nothing.

Battery terminals are clean, replaced the starter solenoid, Replaced
the alternator after parts store said it was bad. Jumpered the Positive
Battery post to the small post on the solenoid which turns the starter.
Which is new.

I think I have a grounding problem somewhere, I have cleaned and checked
every grounding wire I can find with no luck.

I am not getting any power to the fuse panel under the dash.

Running out of ideas and to suborn to have it towed to a garage yet.

Any help that anyone can give me would be most appreciated.

Thanks



Bruce

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 09:15:07, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: Explorer radio question

Just about all of Ford's stereos are made by Sony. It wouldn't be a
JBL deck, but it would be the JBL sound system. If you don't have
the woofer in the back, then it ain't JBL.
By the way, where are ya where ya got snow? How much did ya get? I
live in MN and I am desperately looking for snow to play in
(snowmobile). We got 2" yesterday, and that is all we have so far!

Josh

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 09:39:25, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: Chip for 2.3L

Mark,

Check out this web site: www.sky.net/~wkurtz

After getting to this URL, click on Kurtz Kustoms and check out all
he has to offer for 2.3L engines. Lots of interesting stuff.

Josh

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 10:13:57 EST
From: Bakend
Subject: Re: 1987 FORD RANGER

In a message dated 97-12-31 07:00:22 EST, you write:


I have a problem that I cannot solve and I need some help. My 1987
Ranger, 2.9 V6. When I turn the key to start my truck nothing happens.
No lights, no accessories, no nothing.
>>
Check for fusible links at the selonoid. They lood like a lump on the wire and
can open under over load.
Good luck
D

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 09:12:39 -0800
From: "Alan Heaberlin"
Subject: Glass mount antenna

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Greetings! As a Ham radio operator, glass mount antennas have proven to =
be entirely adequate for use with both vhf and uhf ham bands. I have one =
on my 1986 Ranger 4X4 and one on my 1994 Explorer. Installation of both =
is very clean and makes it possible to route coax behind interior trim =
pieces very easily.
CB radio, which lives in the 11 meter band, requires an electrically =
longer length to be resonant at the lower frequencies but accomplishes =
that with a loading coil on the antenna. A glass mount will not work =
quite as well as a 1/2 or full wave antenna but should be very adequate =
for ordinary mobile use. The main thing is to get an SWR meter and tune =
the thing for minimum reflection (1.2:1 or better). Instructions should =
be with the antenna or meter for optimum tuning. Also use as short a =
coax run as possible and make sure all connections are tight and clean.
One comment about dual antennas for CB radio: This is called a "phased =
antenna" and requires more than just wiring up a couple of whip =
antennas. The main thing is that it won't work on CB unless the elements =
are at least 8 feet apart! This is why you see them on big trucks but =
not so much on little ones. You're better off spending your money on one =
good antenna and making a careful installation to a well calibrated, =
quality radio.
Antenna science is sometimes more of a "black art" and always good for =
stiring up some controversy among radio enthusiasts! Hope this helps.
Buffalo Al=20
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trucks=20
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Buffalo Al
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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 12:55:45, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Happy New Year

Hi y'all,

I would like to wish you all a happy and safe new year!

Josh

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 13:03:06 EST
From: Midwest96
Subject: Re: Glass mount antenna

In a message dated 97-12-31 12:24:39 EST, you write:


run as possible and make sure all connections are tight and clean. >>

I have almost always used 18 foot coax, can't remember why now. Maybe it was
for reflection - trying to get 1:1? Why wouyld you use as short as possible?

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Date: Wed, 31 Dec 1997 20:37:16 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Street Classics

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