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fordtrucks-small-digest Tuesday, January 13 1998 Volume 02 : Number 013



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In this issue:

Re: Rnager Lift [mark fitzgerald ]
Side Window behind passenger door leaking water. [Keith Srb
Re: Why 2 plugs? [Bill Funk ]
Re: How many spark plugs do you have? :~0 [EdDSP ]
Re: Why 2 plugs? [Gardner ]
Re: Rnager Lift ["Lare/Eric" ]

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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 05:20:38 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Rnager Lift

I have an 84 Ranger with a 5 inch suspension lift with 32's. I went
with a different approach, I bought the spacer for between the axle
and front crossmember. This way If i ever want to go higher i still
can. As it is I just ordered another Ford Nine inch for the rear and a
Dana 44 for the front. Tired of replacing U joints all the time. This
TTB or IFS (whichever you prefer) sucks. So anyways.....Ya, you'll be
able to run 32's no probelm...just make sure you keep your eyes open
for a sale on U joints....you're gonna need a whole damn bucket of
em....

fitzy

- ---Mike Wiatt wrote:
>
> On Monday I am having a 4" lift installed on my truck. Bent I-beams,
> custom radius arms, 4" coils, Rancho RS9000 shocks. No drop down
> brackets are needed the way I am doing it. The place that is
installing
> it said that I cna run 32s on it with this lift and I didnt believe
em
> so they showed me a truck withe the lift that had just run Baja with
> 32s. I couldnt believe it. I checked and it didnt rub anywhere. I
chose
> to go with 31s anyway. Most 4" lifts only allow for 30s. If anyone
has
> any comments on this or knows anything that i should ( :-) ) let me
> know.
>
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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 10:55:53 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Side Window behind passenger door leaking water.

Hi all,


On my 86 BII, the side window behind the Passenger Door decided to start leaking water when every it rains.


Anybody else had this problem?


What did you do to correct this problem?


Later




Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.netvalue.net/herbie

Mesa, AZ

1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi
5-Speed.

1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.

1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, Camper Special, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long
Box, Style Side.

1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Model 1100 1bbl carb, Oil Bath Air
Cleaner,

Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.

My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two
Wheels!"




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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 11:57:50 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: Why 2 plugs?

> From: silent.bob juno.com
> Subject: Re: Just picked up (new to me)'96 Ranger
>
> On Fri, 09 Jan 1998 09:04:13 -0600 Rodney
> writes:
> >Hello
> >
> >I am new to the list and I just picked up my '96 Ranger XLT Supercab
> >yesterday, it was leased and only has 13,000 miles on it.
> >
> >My question is about the I4 and the 8 spark plugs....What is the
> >purpose for the 8 plugs, I haven't got a really good answer from
> >the people I have talked to and was wondering if anyone on the list
> >has a good explination.
>
> Its for emission control. One set of spark plugs is for the power
> stroke, and the other set is for the exhaust stroke to burn off any
> unburned fuel.
>
> silent.bob juno.com

Hmmm...
Interesting concept, there.
However, I doubt that works. There's not anywhere near the right mixture
for a spark plug to ignite in the exhaust gases; if there were, they'd
burn on the power stroke.
In reality, the two plugs serve several purposes. They allow higher
performance, and at the same time, lower emissions. Higher performance,
because at higher RPMs, and with a squish head, one plug won't fire the
air/fuel charge completely without knock, while two plugs, firing from
seperate places, produce two flame fronts, burning the charge faster;
this also allows higher compression, which lowers emissions. The firings
may well be staggered, to fit the characteristics of the head, but I
don't know about that (they often are in high-RPM race engines).

Bill Funk

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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 12:27:35 EST
From: EdDSP
Subject: Re: How many spark plugs do you have? :~0

In a message dated 98-01-12 00:05:26 EST, you write:


I cant see ford adding money in tooling etc on spark plugs when they
would still need to put on a converter ($$$.$$).
>>

The converter takes exhaust gases and "converts" them into less harmful
products. Unburned fuel is bad for cats...makes them too hot and sometimes
melt.

- -Ed

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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 14:54:34 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: Why 2 plugs?

Bill Funk wrote:
>
> > From: silent.bob juno.com
> > Subject: Re: Just picked up (new to me)'96 Ranger
> >
> > On Fri, 09 Jan 1998 09:04:13 -0600 Rodney
> > writes:
> > >Hello
> > >
> > >I am new to the list and I just picked up my '96 Ranger XLT Supercab
> > >yesterday, it was leased and only has 13,000 miles on it.
> > >
> > >My question is about the I4 and the 8 spark plugs....What is the
> > >purpose for the 8 plugs, I haven't got a really good answer from
> > >the people I have talked to and was wondering if anyone on the list
> > >has a good explination.
> >
> > Its for emission control. One set of spark plugs is for the power
> > stroke, and the other set is for the exhaust stroke to burn off any
> > unburned fuel.
> >
> > silent.bob juno.com
>
> Hmmm...
> Interesting concept, there.
> However, I doubt that works. There's not anywhere near the right mixture
> for a spark plug to ignite in the exhaust gases; if there were, they'd
> burn on the power stroke.
> In reality, the two plugs serve several purposes. They allow higher
> performance, and at the same time, lower emissions. Higher performance,
> because at higher RPMs, and with a squish head, one plug won't fire the
> air/fuel charge completely without knock, while two plugs, firing from
> seperate places, produce two flame fronts, burning the charge faster;
> this also allows higher compression, which lowers emissions. The firings
> may well be staggered, to fit the characteristics of the head, but I
> don't know about that (they often are in high-RPM race engines).
>
> Bill Funk
>
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The 2.3 is designed for low end power not high rpms, what you are
referring to is how the mazda rx7 rotary motor is desined with two plugs
on the same side! The 2.3 has them on opposite sides of each other and
have two seperate coils one to fire on compression stroke and one to
fire on exhaust!

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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 1998 19:19:28 -0500
From: "Lare/Eric"
Subject: Re: Rnager Lift

I've got a '94 Splash SC 4x4 w/ a Trailmaster 4" lift with the same spacer
type (drop down brackets) setup for the axle, radius arms, and sway bar
..... 32x11.5R15's ... no u-joint trouble (or any other for that matter)
after 19,000 miles .... this truck sees moderate off-roading about twice a
month in PA ...... from what I see under my truck I could go with 33's with
this same lift .... may go w/ 35's after a 2" body lift next summer ... I'm
not sure if my '94 could be directly compared to an '84 or a two wheel
drive, though.

Eric S.


- -----Original Message-----
From: mark fitzgerald
To: fordtrucks-small listservice.net
Date: Monday, January 12, 1998 8:24 AM
Subject: Re: Rnager Lift


>I have an 84 Ranger with a 5 inch suspension lift with 32's. I went
>with a different approach, I bought the spacer for between the axle
>and front crossmember. This way If i ever want to go higher i still
>can. As it is I just ordered another Ford Nine inch for the rear and a
>Dana 44 for the front. Tired of replacing U joints all the time. This
>TTB or IFS (whichever you prefer) sucks. So anyways.....Ya, you'll be
>able to run 32's no probelm...just make sure you keep your eyes open
>for a sale on U joints....you're gonna need a whole damn bucket of
>em....
>
>fitzy
>
>---Mike Wiatt wrote:
>>
>> On Monday I am having a 4" lift installed on my truck. Bent I-beams,
>> custom radius arms, 4" coils, Rancho RS9000 shocks. No drop down
>> brackets are needed the way I am doing it. The place that is
>installing
>> it said that I cna run 32s on it with this lift and I didnt believe
>em
>> so they showed me a truck withe the lift that had just run Baja with
>> 32s. I couldnt believe it. I checked and it didnt rub anywhere. I
>chose
>> to go with 31s anyway. Most 4" lifts only allow for 30s. If anyone
>has
>> any comments on this or knows anything that i should ( :-) ) let me
>> know.
>>
>_________________________________________________________
>DO YOU YAHOO!?
> >
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