fordtrucks-small-digest Monday, January 5 1998 Volume 02 : Number 004
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2
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In this issue:
Bronco II seatbelts [cvanhooser juno.com (Charles R. Van Hooser)]
bed cover web page [Luke Wells ]
Re: 2.3l cam [bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)]
Re: Bronco II seatbelts [Bren1758 ]
4.0 dual exhausts [Tim Radel ]
Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder ["Bryce T. Beyler" ]
Re: 4.0 dual exhausts [Jordan ]
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 08:19:20 -0500
From: cvanhooser juno.com (Charles R. Van Hooser)
Subject: Bronco II seatbelts
This is for the person having problems with his BII seatbelts. I had a
similar problem on my 89 BII EB, your problem is in the retractor
mechanism which from my knowledge can not be repaired. The solution for
me was to buy a new set of seatbelts, they are very expensive and must be
purchased in a set. I think list price was $120 or something like that, I
ended up getting it for $78 from a dealer in california. Installation was
pretty straight foward, I found it went a lot faster and easier if I
removed the seat, then you have to remove the trim panel to get at the
fasteners. It uses Torx fasteners, the job took about an hour and my seat
belt works like a charm now. You'll also need you vechile trim code if
you want one to match your interior.
Chuck Van Hooser
89 Bronco II 4X4 EB
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 1998 12:32:41 -0500
From: Luke Wells
Subject: bed cover web page
Here is a company that specializes in bed covers, flush, flip-up,
whatever.A lot of the examples are rangers.
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 12:34:49 -0600
From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
Subject: Re: 2.3l cam
>> Subject: Re: 2.3l stuff
>> All my stuff is older. what kind of cam would you suggest
>> for a "stock" 2.3l with a 500cfm 2bb and header but must pull 18
>> vacume at idle (track rules) but I like to wind this baby to around
>Since you have an older engine, I assume you have a round port head
>with cast rockers versus, a D-port head with roller rockers? If so I
>would suggest an Esslinger #2259 cam. This is the only cam I know of
>that will meet the .400 maximum lift rule (should meet your vac pull).
>While you are at it, I would suggest better valve springs if you are
>going to continue to float around 7k.
>Ford Ranger Fans On-Line
>Kurtz Kustomz Motorsports
Thanks, sounds good. by the way, it's a D port head with cast cam
followers with the head cut .080 in.
B Rickman bmrickman juno.com
91 Explorer 4X4 EB AOD
81 F100 2wd 351w AOD
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 13:31:14 EST
Subject: Re: Bronco II seatbelts
hey you Know thier is a cheaper way to get those retractors you need go to a
wrecking yard get aset from a vehicle that has the same color and year as your
trk and make sure that the windows are in the trk you get them from. The
weather is nylons big enemy(sun) goodluck!!!
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 1998 18:51:15 +0000
From: Tim Radel
Subject: 4.0 dual exhausts
Sorry if you have heard this before, but I am new to the list and do
not know the answers. Does anyone make a dual exhaust catback system
for the 4.0 V6? Does the current h-pipe accommodate duals or must this
be purchased too? I saw in the Motorsport catalog that headers are
available for the 4.0. Are there any other companies that make headers
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 21:13:55 -0500
From: "Bryce T. Beyler"
Subject: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder
Just wondering if anyone else is having problems with the slave cylinder
in the hydrolic clutch system on a '97 Ranger. I feel mine is going out
again (second time in 17.5k miles) after being replaced about 2500 miles
ago...It sounds like a squeaking noise when you depress and release the
clutch peddle. I saw a TSB (BC2301970501) that says that there was a
redesigned unit for this model year, so I'm gonna show it to the folks at
my dealer and see what they say. I really like the truck, but if I'm going
to have to have the transmission/t-case/dirveshafts pulled out and the
slave cylinder replaced every 2.5-3k miles, I'm gonna unload it before the
warranty runs out...
'97 Ranger XLT 4x4 CuperCab
BTW: my truck has the 4.0L V6, 5sp manual, and on-the-fly 4x4
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 1998 22:30:54 -0600
Subject: Re: 4.0 dual exhausts
At 06:51 PM 1/4/98 +0000, you wrote:
> Sorry if you have heard this before, but I am new to the list and do
>not know the answers. Does anyone make a dual exhaust catback system
>for the 4.0 V6? Does the current h-pipe accommodate duals or must this
>be purchased too? I saw in the Motorsport catalog that headers are
>available for the 4.0. Are there any other companies that make headers
Not that I know of but not because of the engine really. First of all the
catback would be not served good becuase it wouldn't gain from being "true
duals" ie one pipe off each engine side. Also I know on my car (2 door
explorer) there would be some SERIOUS problems putting on the driver's side
pipe, the gas tank is in the way and it would take some strange bending
that would become restrictive. My advice, for the 4.0 you only need like a
2 1/2 " pipe, so get a nice sized single exhaust (mine's a borla) and
enjoy. And if you just want the looks of dual, glue a tip to the bumper.
(just kidding of course). Many companies make headers BBK, borla, vanir,
etc.... don't think they have an H pipe (only used with true duals I think).
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