fordtrucks-small-digest Wednesday, April 8 1998 Volume 02 : Number 103



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In this issue:

Sliding Rear Window for sale [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: 94 Ranger (Mazda) Upgrade options... ["Joe Merchak"
Tow Hitches etc. [Brad Allerheiligen ]
RE: Tow Hitches etc. ["Nathan Sipes United Shipping Headquarters"
Eaton Superchargers. [RandalDGazdecki eaton.com]
Stereo system problem. [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: Stereo system problem. [mark fitzgerald ]
Auto trans temperature gauge [MEB8100 ]
[none] ["J. Stacy Mahan" ]
Re: Stereo system problem. [Jordan ]
FW: The new Ford Excursion (Yes, the rumors are true) [Anthony Rio
Re: Sliding Rear Window for sale [Diana Slyter ]

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 08:49:46, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Sliding Rear Window for sale

I have a sliding rear window from a '98 Ranger available for sale.
It came out of a regular cab, but will fit supercabs. Ford put the
same window in both supercabs and regular cabs this year. It has a
real nice dark tint to it. I'm asking $50 plus shipping. Anyone
interested?

Josh
KNBD87D prodigy.com

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 10:56:33 -0400
From: "Joe Merchak"
Subject: Re: 94 Ranger (Mazda) Upgrade options...

Mark

I have a 93 Ranger 3.0. Here are the items I did to mine. Hope they help

15" Wheel wearing 235-75 R15 LT BF Goodrich Tires
K&N air filter
Gibbon 3" cat back exhaust
Access Super coil
8mm wires
JET chip
SpiralMax Turbo Air Twister

The truck really pulls and that is also with a Jeraco hi-rise cap.

Joe
- -----Original Message-----
From: Mark Colaluca
To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
Date: Saturday, April 04, 1998 11:53 PM
Subject: 94 Ranger (Mazda) Upgrade options...


>Have recently subscribed to this list, enjoying it immensely. Am beginning
>to look at upgrading my 1994 Ranger (actually Mazda B-3000) Extended Cab
>pickup. It is stock, was not going to do alot of upgrades if I wasn't
going
>to keep it - now it looks like I will have it for awhile. So, was
wondering
>if anyone has any opinions on the following upgrades:
>
>1) I've got stock 14" alloy wheels (Bridgestone 27x8.5R14LT tires) right
>now. Can I put on a 15" or 16" wheel with a lower profile tire in this
>body? How would I go about finding out what wheel/tire combinations would
>fit?
>
>2) I've been reading about K&N air filters, and their air intake systems.
>Would this be another suitable upgrade to look at?
>
>3) Anyone added any subwoofer systems to this truck? I know JL Audio sells
>a StealthEnclosure box, wondering if anyone has any other experiences with
>custom stereo installs.
>
>4) Finally, looking at a Dynomax Super Turbo Exhaust System. Any opinions?
>
>Thanks for letting me ask a few newbie questions...
>
>Mark Colaluca
>pepsi cyberramp.net
>
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Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 09:58:53 -0800
From: Brad Allerheiligen
Subject: Tow Hitches etc.

Well it's getting pretty close to River Trip season, and now that I'm getting
a boat (18' Tahiti jet), I'm going to need to install a hitch on my Ranger. My
question is regarding Smittybuilt type bumpers with the built in class III. I
know they have the double 2" tube bumpers, but has anybody seen a
prerunner style bumper\hitch combo?

Also will the trailer light adapter plug right into the factory harness on a 94
4.0 XLT? Or will I have to wire it myself?

Thanks again,
- -Brad- 94 Ranger PreRunner (NSTYXLT)

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 11:35:46 -0600
From: "Nathan Sipes United Shipping Headquarters"
Subject: RE: Tow Hitches etc.

As far as the wiring is concerned I know that many companies offer an
adapter module that will plug in as a pass through connector. The one for my
95 ranger 4.0 costs $26.
Nathan
Nathan Sipes, IS
United Shipping, Inc.
7000 Broadway #405
Denver, Co
80221
Nsipes unitedshipping.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.unitedshipping.com

-----Original Message-----
From:Brad Allerheiligen [SMTP:BRADAL guess.com]
Sent:Tuesday, April 07, 1998 11:59 AM
To:fordtrucks-small ListService.net
Subject:Tow Hitches etc.

Well it's getting pretty close to River Trip season, and now that
I'm getting
a boat (18' Tahiti jet), I'm going to need to install a hitch on my
Ranger. My
question is regarding Smittybuilt type bumpers with the built in
class III. I
know they have the double 2" tube bumpers, but has anybody seen a
prerunner style bumper\hitch combo?

Also will the trailer light adapter plug right into the factory
harness on a 94
4.0 XLT? Or will I have to wire it myself?

Thanks again,
-Brad- 94 Ranger PreRunner (NSTYXLT)
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Date: 7 Apr 98 13:43:18 EDT
From: RandalDGazdecki eaton.com
Subject: Eaton Superchargers.

It's been a while, but I made some progress on the Eaton Superchargers. Check out this website and the Link to Eaton: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.magnuson-products.com/ The disclaimer states that they don't do aftermarket kits, but they will sell you the SC. I e-mailed for more info and employee discount (hehe). Hopefully the Eaton engineers might be interested in designing a kit for 2.9L and 3.0L engines, to me the model 62 looks like a perfect fit. If I can get the charger cheap I might design a kit myself and maybe post instructions on my website. How does that sound?? I will keep you updated.

Randy
randaldgazdecki eaton.com
Eaton Corporation

"If a window of opportunity appears,
don't pull down the shade."
-Tom Peters

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 18:50:51, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Stereo system problem.

Here's a question for all you "stereo system" geniouses out there. I
just had a 180 watt JBL amp installed into my Ranger. It is hooked
up to the factory stereo and powers one 10 inch Cerwin Vega sub-
woofer. It worked great for a week, but on saturday afternoon, it
took a crap. I had an electric sliding rear window installed and the
stereo hasn't sounded right since. When I have all four (plus the
woofer) on (fade on stereo in mid way between F and B) and turn the
volume up past half way, it sounds like there is bad static, kinda
like a station isn't tuned in--but this happens while playing a CD
too. Also, when I turn the truck on, it sounds like there is a sound
coming from the speakers....BEFORE the radio actually turns on. Does
anyone have a clue what the hell could be wrong?

Josh

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 16:16:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Stereo system problem.

Actually all it probably is is some bad grounds, or something hooked
on the same ground as the stereo or amp. Play around with your wiring
a bit. Make sure your grounds are good..no paint etc....and check the
wiring on the window....they might have loosened an amp ground etc....
10 to 1 odds it's an easy fix. Possibly, if all other means exhausted,
look into a noise suppressor type of device...they're cheap...good
luck and keep me posted.

Best regards,
Fitzy

- ---MR JOSH J TENNEY wrote:
>
> Here's a question for all you "stereo system" geniouses out there. I
> just had a 180 watt JBL amp installed into my Ranger. It is hooked
> up to the factory stereo and powers one 10 inch Cerwin Vega sub-
> woofer. It worked great for a week, but on saturday afternoon, it
> took a crap. I had an electric sliding rear window installed and the
> stereo hasn't sounded right since. When I have all four (plus the
> woofer) on (fade on stereo in mid way between F and B) and turn the
> volume up past half way, it sounds like there is bad static, kinda
> like a station isn't tuned in--but this happens while playing a CD
> too. Also, when I turn the truck on, it sounds like there is a sound
> coming from the speakers....BEFORE the radio actually turns on. Does
> anyone have a clue what the hell could be wrong?
>
> Josh
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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 21:26:59 EDT
From: MEB8100
Subject: Auto trans temperature gauge

I would like some advice on how to hook up an auto trans fluid temperature
gauge to my 91 Ranger 4x4 4.0 and 93 Aerostar AWD 4.0. Mainly I need to know
how to install the sending unit. Do I need to drill/weld/tap, etc? Also,
does anyone swear by the use of synthetic auto trans fluid? I do alot of
mountain towing and want to keep things cool!

Thanks, Mark Biederbeck

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Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 22:22:47 -0400
From: "J. Stacy Mahan"
Subject: [none]

I own a 1995 Explorer and recently found information on the NHTSA site that
stated the speedometer read in MPH but the odometer reads in kilometers.
Has anyone else heard anything about this or know where any info is
concerning this. If what they say is true, the vehicle has considerably
less mileage than it shows.
J. Stacy Mahan

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Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 22:27:53 -0500
From: Jordan
Subject: Re: Stereo system problem.

At 06:50 PM 4/7/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Here's a question for all you "stereo system" geniouses out there. I
>just had a 180 watt JBL amp installed into my Ranger. It is hooked
>up to the factory stereo and powers one 10 inch Cerwin Vega sub-
>woofer. It worked great for a week, but on saturday afternoon, it
>took a crap. I had an electric sliding rear window installed and the
>stereo hasn't sounded right since. When I have all four (plus the
>woofer) on (fade on stereo in mid way between F and B) and turn the
>volume up past half way, it sounds like there is bad static, kinda
>like a station isn't tuned in--but this happens while playing a CD
>too. Also, when I turn the truck on, it sounds like there is a sound
>coming from the speakers....BEFORE the radio actually turns on. Does
>anyone have a clue what the hell could be wrong?
>
>Josh
First off, check all connections (rca, speaker wire). Next, try and place
the ground for the amp as far away (on the frame) from the engine as
possible, it is possible to get sound through this. you did wire the amp
directly to the battery didn't you??? if not, that is almost certainly
you're problem.

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 22:46:24 -0500
From: Anthony Rio
Subject: FW: The new Ford Excursion (Yes, the rumors are true)

Sorry if this is a double post. Still playing with MS Outlook setting to
make sure my posts don't get bounced.... :-)

- -----Original Message-----
From:Anthony Rio [SMTP:trio tigroupchicago.com]
Sent:Tuesday, April 07, 1998 10:35 PM
To:'big'
Subject:The new Ford Excursion (Yes, the rumors are true)

Sorry I don't have a picture for the website, but my flatbed scanner is
busted. The new Ford Truck badge called the "Excursion" had a small write
up this month including a small spy pic.

The following is from the May '98 issue of "Car and Driver" page 28:

"BIG FAT FORD:

How big is Ford's new indutrial-size utility vehical? Compare it with the
Chevsole Suburban on the right in this spy shot (sic), which was taken
during a break in Ford comparison testing. Based on the new super-duty
F-250 and F-350, this five door sport utility called the Excursion, should
seat at least eight and still have room for luggage. Top of the line power
will come from the 6.8 liter V-10, but the 5.4 liter V-8 and 7.3 liter
diesel will also be offered. Look for it in 1999."

Caption under photo reads:

"Ford's big wagon dwarfs the Suburban."

Sure does!!! from the picture this is a huge truck!

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Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 23:45:33 -0500 (CDT)
From: Diana Slyter
Subject: Re: Sliding Rear Window for sale

sounds mighty tempting! How hard are they to install?

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On Tue, 7 Apr 1998, MR JOSH J TENNEY wrote:

> I have a sliding rear window from a '98 Ranger available for sale.
> It came out of a regular cab, but will fit supercabs. Ford put the
> same window in both supercabs and regular cabs this year. It has a
> real nice dark tint to it. I'm asking $50 plus shipping. Anyone
> interested?
>
> Josh
> KNBD87D prodigy.com
> +---------Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2--------+....


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