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Date: Tue, 30 Dec 1997 04:46:53 -0700 (MST)
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fordtrucks-small-digest Tuesday, December 30 1997 Volume 01 : Number 005



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Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2
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In this issue:

Re: 87 Ford ranger [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
RE: fordtrucks-small-digest V1 #1 [Barry Nestor
4.0L performance parts upgrades [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: Tonneau or shell for Ranger? [Ned Young ]
Re: Tonneau or shell for Ranger? [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V1 #3 [Bakend ]
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V1 #4 [Bakend ]
Tremendous growth... [Ken Payne ]

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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 09:36:03 EST
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: 87 Ford ranger

On Sun, 28 Dec 1997 18:41:51 EST Cullo writes:
>I am in the process of putting an emmisions legal 302 and AOD in an 87
>ford
>ranger. Any one who is interested and has questions can e-mail me.
>
>
>Dart


Have any photos to show the install?



silent.bob juno.com
95 Ranger 2.3L, SVO OHC
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordRanger.com (Ranger Site)
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.FordManTed.com (Mustang Site)

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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 09:58:57 -0500
From: Barry Nestor
Subject: RE: fordtrucks-small-digest V1 #1

I noticed in the models covered portion of the charter that Explorer's
are not mentioned - should they be or am I misunderstanding something?

Regards,

Barry Nestor

91 Explorer Sport

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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 10:26:16, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: 4.0L performance parts upgrades

Has anyone installed and K&N and larger mass air sensor onto thier 4.
0L Ranger/Explorer? I have a '98 with a 4.0L and I already had a
custom cat back system installed. I am looking for more power. My
plan is to add a K&N and larger mass air sensor next. Them comes a
larger throttle body, headers, and a computer chip. I was just
wondering if any of you have installed these parts and what you
thought of the hp and torque gains. Thanks in advance for any
responses.

Josh
KNBD87D prodigy.com

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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 11:07:17 -0800
From: Ned Young
Subject: Re: Tonneau or shell for Ranger?

I recently bought a soft cover for my 97 Ranger. I use the truck for
commuting and occasional hauling, not work.

A cap converts the truck into a 2-door station wagon. It can be locked.
If you want to use the open bed for hauling, you'll probably
need a hand getting the cap off. Hauling 4x8 plywood looked
inconvenient. Rear visibility is affected. The cap should last the life
of the truck.

A hard cover seemed to me the least useful, unless you carry long
things that aren't very tall. It can be locked. Again, you may need
a hand dismounting it. The hard cover should last the life of the
truck.

A soft cover can't be locked. You can get access to any part of the
bed anytime. One person can handle it. The cover can be rolled up
like a bedroll and left attached at the front, great when you're away
from home and decide to put something big in back. The other cover
types would have to be taken off the truck and put somewhere.

A soft cover won't last as long as a hard cover. Dealers
in the (CA) Bay Area claimed a 2-3 year lifespan. But the soft cover's
US$200, a hard cover's US$600, so I'd have to replace the soft one
twice before it's more expensive.

No idea about gas mileage. I try not to think about fuel economy,
since I still remember my Accord. :-)

Hope this helps.

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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 14:26:42, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Re: Tonneau or shell for Ranger?

I have had both a hard and soft cover on my Rangers. The hard cover
was very nice because it looked great and I could lock stuff inside.
It was a b*tch to take off when I needed to. Now I have a soft cover
on my '98. It doesn't look as good and I can't keep it secured. It
basically keeps things dry back there. Gas mileage really isn't a
factor....maybe 1 mpg. It won't pay off unless you keep the truck
for a long, long time. Gas mileage might improve on like a 460 or big
V8, but I really didn't notice any major difference. If you never, I
mean NEVER haul anything higher than the bed rails, go with a hard
cover. If you hual often, buy a soft one. I hardly ever haul
anything, but the occasional once or twice a year made me buy a soft
cover. I hope this helps.

Josh Tenney
KNBD87D prodigy.com

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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 14:44:40 EST
From: Bakend
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V1 #3

Where is the tank at? (State)
D

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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 14:47:23 EST
From: Bakend
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V1 #4

In a message dated 97-12-29 06:52:33 EST, you write:


Date: Sun, 28 Dec 1997 18:41:51 EST
From: Cullo
Subject: 87 Ford ranger

I am in the process of putting an emmisions legal 302 and AOD in an 87 ford
ranger. Any one who is interested and has questions can e-mail me.

Dart
>>
Hey Dart,
Keep us up dated on the project as it goes along Lots of us ae intrested!
D Baken

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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 1997 22:17:39 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Tremendous growth...

Just wait till the conversation on this list heats
up! Next to our first list, this group has the
fastest growth in our history. 140 members already!

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com....


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