fordtrucks-small-digest Wednesday, April 1 1998 Volume 02 : Number 096



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

Truck for sale [Craig Standley ]
Re: V-8 Ranger Swap [Bryce Beyler ]
Hydraulic Lifter Repair - 2.9L Ranger [Jayme Uldarico Newell
Re: Hydraulic Lifter Repair - 2.9L Ranger [bmrickman juno.com (brian k ri]
Hydraulic Lifter Repair - 2.9L Ranger [Hawk sktc.net]
Air Silencer.. [Mike Krause ]
Re: 2.3L Power (Lack of) [Jmark6969 ]
Re: 2.3L Power (Lack of) [Jmark6969 ]

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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 10:27:33 -0800 (PST)
From: Craig Standley
Subject: Truck for sale

I'm kind of new to the list, so I hope this kind of post is ok. I have an
'84 Bonco II that is for sale, if anyone is interested. I put it on the
web page if you want details, or you can email me and I can tell you all
about it. Oh, and it's in Seattle.

Basically, it is red, has new paint, battery and brakes. Tires are in
great shape. 4 speed, 2.8l.

Thanks,
Craig

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Craig Standley cstand u.washington.edu
University of Washington http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://weber.u.washington.edu/~cstand
Physics
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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 13:34:50 -0500
From: Bryce Beyler
Subject: Re: V-8 Ranger Swap

A lowered 4 wheel drive truck???? I think you are thinking of All Wheel
Drive...The 4x4 in a Ranger is for Off-Pavement use...Drive line components won't
last long on pavement with 4x4 locked in. The Rangers only come with real 4x4 4WD
and not AWD like on the Exploders and Cheep Jerokees. Now a V8 AWD Ranger might
be something, but the Explorers already have this...maybe something could be
swiped from one of them, but I can imagine that it word be worth the time and
money...

Bryce
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PhatStang wrote:

> Ji there new to this list, so i will make it a first quick question. I
> was wondering first of all how many people have seen those V-8 5.0 EFI engine
> swaps they do to give those rangers some kick $$ power and speed. I was
> wonder if anyone know or thinks, or what ever, if it is possible to to a swwap
> like that but put it into a lowered 4 wheel drive model. That way you can
> have the handling of a high priced sports car, and the power for a 5.0 stang.
> If anyone know any info about this subject please get back with me. Also, if
> you know of a web site that deals with this let m know.
>
> Thanx,
> Dan
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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 13:38:56 -0800 (PST)
From: Jayme Uldarico Newell
Subject: Hydraulic Lifter Repair - 2.9L Ranger

Well, I'm about to undertake replacing all the lifters in my engine. The
price for each lifter isn't too bad around $3 bucks each.
I've been reviewing the Chilton's manual on the procedure and it says
that the cylinder heads need to be removed. This doesn't sound right!
Has anyone replaced lifters on the 2.9? I can't imagine why the cylinder
head needs to be removed. I know that the intake manifold and rocker
covers need to be taken off (as well as rocker arms) but that seems to be
the extent of it....
Any advice would be appreciated, I can't afford to buy a new head
gasket kit, machine shop service etc. if I need to remove the cylinder
heads to replace the lifters.

Thanks

Jayme

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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 16:09:58 -0600
From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
Subject: Re: Hydraulic Lifter Repair - 2.9L Ranger

I've been reviewing the Chilton's manual on the procedure and it
says
that the cylinder heads need to be removed. This doesn't sound right!



Oooh yeaaa. The head has to come off. Who ever designed this must have
gotten a bonus. The head comes out over some of the lifters, maybe 1 or
2 on each side, and you cannot remove/replace them without pulling the
heads. Sorry. :-(

Brian Rickman bmrickman juno.com
91 Explorer 4X4 EB AOD
81 F100 2wd 351w AOD

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Date: 31 Mar 1998 20:11:04 EDT
From: Hawk sktc.net
Subject: Hydraulic Lifter Repair - 2.9L Ranger

FO>Well, I'm about to undertake replacing all the lifters in my engine. The
FO>price for each lifter isn't too bad around $3 bucks each.
FO> I've been reviewing the Chilton's manual on the procedure and it says
Jayme wrote:
FO>Has anyone replaced lifters on the 2.9? I can't imagine why the cylinder
FO>head needs to be removed. I know that the intake manifold and rocker
FO>covers need to be taken off (as well as rocker arms) but that seems to be
FO>the extent of it....
FO> Any advice would be appreciated, I can't afford to buy a new head
FO>gasket kit, machine shop service etc. if I need to remove the cylinder
FO>heads to replace the lifters.

Chiltons is correct, the heads must come off to pull the lifters out of
their bores. The hardest part of the job is to retorque the heads while
in the vehicle. This job is NOT fun!
Been there, done that. Good luck.
Buck Shoff

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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 21:50:52 -0600
From: Mike Krause
Subject: Air Silencer..

I've been hearing a lot about taking off the air silencer on everyone's
trucks. I've got a '91 Explorer with the 4.0L V6 and was wondering 1)
if I had a silencer and 2) How do I take it off. Also, does this in any
way harm your vehicle. Thanks.
Mike Krause
'91 Explorer

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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 23:51:07 EST
From: Jmark6969
Subject: Re: 2.3L Power (Lack of)

I to live in garland

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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 23:55:29 EST
From: Jmark6969
Subject: Re: 2.3L Power (Lack of)

I meant to say that I increased the gas mileage by 60+ per tank to over 400
miles. I know that 60mpg is never going to happen in a truck. Please accept
my apologies. As for being able to keep up with a full size truck, that is
true. I live in Garland as well and hope to see you around. I drive a black
reg. cab w/ no front plates. See you round and happy drivin

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