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fordtrucks-small-digest Sunday, January 25 1998 Volume 02 : Number 026



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In this issue:

IRS for trucks! ["Bryan Snyder" ]
re:CB Radio power wiring ["Alan Heaberlin" ]
Re: Who cares about Toyota [FastRngXLT ]
Re: MUSTANG BUCKETS TO RANGER SEATS RAILINGS? [mark fitzgerald
Add-A-Suggestion Please [mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)]
Re: MUSTANG BUCKETS TO RANGER SEATS RAILINGS? [YIASCA ]
ADMIN: Web site pictorial [Ken Payne ]
Re: exhausted exhaust [mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)]
speedometer calibration [David ]
Re: pinging ["WK" ]
Re: pinging ["Lare/Eric" ]
Re: Who cares about Toyota [Jordan ]
Re: Who cares about Toyota [Jordan ]
Re: exhausted exhaust [FastRngXLT ]
Re: Who cares about Toyota [Diana Slyter ]

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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 06:06:46 PST
From: "Bryan Snyder"
Subject: IRS for trucks!

I have found a company that makes independant rear suspentions for all
models of trucks. It simply bolts into place without cutting,
drilling,etc,etc!! It rplaces your regular leaf springs and bolts into
their mounts. They have the systems for lowered, stock, or lifted trucks
(even my supercab ranger STX!!). It uses many over the counter pieces
making maintenace easy. BUT!! it costs about $5300!!! It will be
available this April and comes with everything!
Pumpkin,axles,shocks,etc,etc! They have a site. It is www.
constantvelocity.com check it out!

Bryan
90 Ranger supercab STX 4x4

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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 08:35:18 -0800
From: "Alan Heaberlin"
Subject: re:CB Radio power wiring

Professional mobile radio installers will tell you to bring power directly
from the battery terminals. Both of them. And install a fuse in both the hot
and ground leads. You will then have a constant source of power for memory
features and a minimum of interference from/to the rest of the electrical
system. Champion dual terminal batteries are great for this!
Just to make things interesting though, most late Ford products can
experience a problem with RFI (radio frequency interference) to the fuel
pump module. I believe there is a service bulletin and a filter (Ford part)
that plugs into the harness to prevent interruption of your engine. I know
for a fact that Ham radio operators have had a problem with Explorers
(though I have not with mine).
Buffalo Al
1986 Ranger 4X4
1994 Explorer

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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 14:15:17 EST
From: FastRngXLT
Subject: Re: Who cares about Toyota

In a message dated 1/24/98 3:56:47 AM Eastern Standard Time,
dianas primenet.com writes:


Consumer Reports annual survey of the members auto repair history.
Published in their annual auto issue and periodic new car buyers guides >>

And I guess you beleive everything you read to.

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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 13:23:16 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: MUSTANG BUCKETS TO RANGER SEATS RAILINGS?

If the floor-boards. are the same design as a 80ish ranger then you
will have to construct mounts to make the seat level....other than
that it's a piece of cake.

fitzy

> I have a 96 ranger splash and i'm interested in a guys seats in VA.
He owns a
> a set of mustang 95 bucket seats. will they bolt up easily or do i
need to
> make a set of adaptors to make it work? I can' t get anyone to
respond so
> here i am asking the world (good freinds)/ I might get a chance to
goto the
> nearest FORD dealer and look for my self. Let me know?
>
> thanks for your time:
>
> Dave-Splash
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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 16:12:27 +0000
From: mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)
Subject: Add-A-Suggestion Please

Around the end of Feb. I'm going to put Dunlop Radial Rover RV's
on my BII. Before then however I'm adding Add-A-Leafs. I have the option
of getting the short or the long leafs, which do you suggest and why?
Also I need to pick up new U-bolts(about an inch longer than stock) and
nuts, do you know where I can get these? Thanks -- Mike

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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 16:31:36 EST
From: YIASCA
Subject: Re: MUSTANG BUCKETS TO RANGER SEATS RAILINGS?

In a message dated 98-01-24 16:20:04 EST, you write:


will have to construct mounts to make the seat level....other than
that it's a piece of cake.

fitzy

> I have a 96 ranger splash and i'm interested in a guys seats in VA.
He owns a
> a set of mustang 95 bucket seats. will they bolt up easily or do i
need to
> make a set of adaptors to make it work? >>




Well if someone has a mustang 93 and up let me know what the front on the seat
brackets look like. if they are a flat bracket, i'll need to make some
adaptors, if they have a 90 or so bend downward to bolt up, thats what i have
in the truck.

dave

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Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 17:47:52 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Web site pictorial

Web pictorial will not be updated this weekend. I'm very
busy gather information about the Pigeon Forge show for
the list members so updates will have to wait until next
week. This includes the 50th Anniversary wall-paper and
start-up screen.

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

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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 20:37:41 +0000
From: mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)
Subject: Re: exhausted exhaust

Clay, to respond to your question on the K&N. The power difference I've
noticed on the stock 2.9L is not worth the money. However, the warrenty
and the 50K service schedule make it well worth the money. The K&N
instructions tell you to clean and reoil the filter about every 50,000
miles. I know I would have put at least 4 paper filters on in that
milage. I would say go for it. -- Mike

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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 23:21:56 -0500
From: David
Subject: speedometer calibration

If I put tires on my 94 Ranger that are larger than stock what do I need to
do to recalibrate the speedo so that it reads accurately?

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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 22:29:30 -0600
From: "WK"
Subject: Re: pinging

> Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 14:05:31 -0500
> From: "Lare/Eric"
> Subject: Re: pinging
> - -----Original Message-----
> From: M A Bolch
> >I have a 94 Ranger with a 4.0 and 5 speed .
> > when i use 87 octane gas it pings

> - you might
> want to spray gumout around the intake manifold flanges - if the idle
> fluctuates at certain points, that's where your problem lies.


Please note that certain chemicals which are used in Gumout produce a
heavy soot when burned. When you have found your leak with this
method, stop spraying, heavy amounts of this soot can accumulate on
the O2 sensor rendering it virtually useless. The O2 sensor is very
sensative and can trigger a lean condition with something as simple as
vapors from various strong products like, Permatex sealers and Gumout
type cleaners.

Warren Kurtz
Ford Ranger Fans On-Line
Kurtz Kustomz Motorsports
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sky.net/~wkurtz

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 00:35:00 -0500
From: "Lare/Eric"
Subject: Re: pinging

- -----Original Message-----
From: WK
To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
Date: Saturday, January 24, 1998 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: pinging


>> Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 14:05:31 -0500
>> From: "Lare/Eric"
>> Subject: Re: pinging
>> - -----Original Message-----
>> From: M A Bolch
>> >I have a 94 Ranger with a 4.0 and 5 speed .
>> > when i use 87 octane gas it pings
>
>> - you might
>> want to spray gumout around the intake manifold flanges - if the idle
>> fluctuates at certain points, that's where your problem lies.
>
>
>Please note that certain chemicals which are used in Gumout produce a
>heavy soot when burned. When you have found your leak with this
>method, stop spraying, heavy amounts of this soot can accumulate on
>the O2 sensor rendering it virtually useless. The O2 sensor is very
>sensative and can trigger a lean condition with something as simple as
>vapors from various strong products like, Permatex sealers and Gumout
>type cleaners.
>
>Warren Kurtz
>Ford Ranger Fans On-Line
>Kurtz Kustomz Motorsports
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sky.net/~wkurtz


Good point, Warren .... I definitely wouldn't spray as much as the
dealership mechanic did as a demonstration on how easy (easy - five times to
dealership to find this problem) it is to find a manifold leak on my truck
(must have emptied an entire can of Gumout into my engine, and, yes as
you've pointed out, I did need new 02 sensors about a month later).

Thanks for the clarification ... I can't believe that tidbit got by me -
after how p.o.'d I was that I knew the mechanic caused this problem, but
they wouldn't own up to it .... this is the same dealership that tested my
sticking rear brakes by driving about two miles with the emergency brake on
(ya, the back brakes didn't stick anymore, there wasn't anything left to
stick - and, oh yeah, this incident killed the clutch, also - and, no, they
wouldn't own up to that, either)

Needless to say, I don't take my truck to this dealership anymore.

Eric S. - '94 Splash SC 4x4 4.0L

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 00:32:51 -0600
From: Jordan
Subject: Re: Who cares about Toyota

>personally, I'd like to see the specifics on that one, because except for the
>brand new models I see on the road, the rest are rusty POSs with more smoke
I didn't say it wasn't rusty, it probably is. If they only changed the oil
once, i'm sure they didn't care for the engine.
>coming out of them then Denny's after 10pm. Course, if I only changed my oil
>once after 100K, my engine would probably smoke too :)
Yeah, It probably does this too, but after 200k miles of abuse running at
all is pretty impressive. I'm not trying to defend or undo any vehicle's
standing here , just bringing another side to this thing, if they weren't
so darn expensive (and underpowered) I'd probably have a 2runner now, (oh,
and the fact that they do pretty crappy in crash tests). But I love my
explorer, the standard tranny makes it fun to drive.
Jordan

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 00:38:02 -0600
From: Jordan
Subject: Re: Who cares about Toyota

>Please do your research before you turn the flame up. The little Toyota
I wan't flaming, I was simply stating another side of the issue.
>pickup is assembles in California and thus does not bear the full 25%
actually i think it is because some of them are imported that they cost
more because the one's produced here are raised up to the imported cost to
make it even and produce more profit's , I could be wrong though.
>tariff. It is probably slightly more durable than the Ranger; but the
>Ranger has a larger box and longer wheelbase for better weight
>distribution available. The Ranger also comes with standard rear antilock
>brakes and 4 wheel ABS optional.
Are you sure about the ranger, my friend's toyota 4x4 is MUCH larger than a
ranger like the back seats actually face forward (not in) and the bed is
much larger (try fitting 8 large cases in a ranger, we could only get 3 of
them into a ranger flareside, yet they all went in the toy. too bad the
toy is so freaking expensive and I will say that I think all of the toy 2x4
trucks look totally stupid , they are too low and ugly, I wouldn't take
anything but a 4x4, all the ranger's look pretty good though.

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 02:28:28 EST
From: FastRngXLT
Subject: Re: exhausted exhaust

In a message dated 1/24/98 9:12:34 PM Eastern Standard Time, mgpkep juno.com
writes:


noticed on the stock 2.9L is not worth the money. However, the warrenty
and the 50K service schedule make it well worth the money. The K&N
instructions tell you to clean and reoil the filter about every 50,000
miles. I know I would have put at least 4 paper filters on in that
milage. I would say go for it. -- Mike >>

I agree, I didnt notice much improvment in my 3.0L untill I put a cat-back
exuast on. But I figured the amount I paided for the filter cone (I have a
96') since I bought it new has paid for atleast 3 K&N's.

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 02:42:37 -0600 (CST)
From: Diana Slyter
Subject: Re: Who cares about Toyota

No...

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On Sat, 24 Jan 1998, FastRngXLT wrote:

> In a message dated 1/24/98 3:56:47 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> dianas primenet.com writes:
>
>
> Consumer Reports annual survey of the members auto repair history.
> Published in their annual auto issue and periodic new car buyers guides >>
>
> And I guess you beleive everything you read to.
> +---------Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2--------+....


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