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fordtrucks-small-digest Tuesday, February 10 1998 Volume 02 : Number 042



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In this issue:

[none] [qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)]
Nominations [Ken Payne ]
Rangers?? ["Randy L. Hatcher" ]
Bought a Ranger, have a few Q's ["Patrick M. Frazer" ]
Re: your mail [Diana Slyter ]
Re: your mail [qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)]
Re: Bought a Ranger, have a few Q's ["Bryce" ]
re: Bought a Ranger, have a few Q's [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNE]
BRONCOII TIMING [mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)]

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Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 11:35:51 -0500
From: qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)
Subject: [none]

Got the new Ride!

Picked up my 98 Ranger Friday. Love it! That new 5 Speed Auto is smooth as
silk in the shifts, yet really responsive when you step on it.

The 235's don't look too bad because they ride on 16" rims, and I've always
loved the flashy chrome tri-spokes.

The only downfall, is the everybody says it's "cute." Dammit! If I wanted
cute, I wouldn't have bought a 4x4 Off Road! I still think it looks rugged
though. I just can't park next to the F-150. "Papa" put's the "little one" to
shame!

I'm happy though!

Mike in Michigan
98 Ranger Black,4x4 ORP, SC, Flareside
97 F-150 Black,4x4 ORP, SC

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Date: Mon, 09 Feb 1998 13:23:28 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Nominations

To those so inclined...

To those have haven't already done so, stop by Carlounge's
Top 10 Automotive Sites nomination page and enter a nomination
for Ford Truck Enthusiasts (http://www.ford-trucks.com). Your
vote is appreciated.

Thanks,
Ken
Admin

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Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 14:19:18 -0500 (EST)
From: "Randy L. Hatcher"
Subject: Rangers??

does anyone know where there is an used auto parts dealer{s} for
Ford Rangers near Gainesville,Florida???
thanks..please e-mail off the list...


afn23242 afn.org
Randy Hatcher

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Date: Mon, 09 Feb 1998 14:38:05 -0500
From: "Patrick M. Frazer"
Subject: Bought a Ranger, have a few Q's

Hi guys & gals-

I just bought a '95 Ranger XLT supercab with the 4.0L V6. So far, I
love it. Just a couple of questions:

- What's the horsepower rating on the 4.0L? People have asked, and I
don't know.

- I just calculated my mileage for the first time and got 15.7 MPG with
about 80% city driving. Sound normal? I was hoping for better, but it
*is* a truck and it was alcohol-laden winter gas. (Unavoidable in
northern Ohio) How much does a tonneau cover help mileage?

- I recently tried some quick stops on a wet, slushy parking lot but I
didn't feel pulsation in the pedal that would tell me the rear ABS was
kicking in. Is that just the way it is since it's a rear-only setup?
How can I tell if the ABS activates?

Thanks in advance...

- -Patrick

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Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 13:47:58 -0600 (CST)
From: Diana Slyter
Subject: Re: your mail

Show a little pride in your Ranger, which at least looks like a truck,
unlike the F150!

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On Mon, 9 Feb 1998, EI - Michael Ioco wrote:

>
> Got the new Ride!
>
> Picked up my 98 Ranger Friday. Love it! That new 5 Speed Auto is smooth as
> silk in the shifts, yet really responsive when you step on it.
>
> The 235's don't look too bad because they ride on 16" rims, and I've always
> loved the flashy chrome tri-spokes.
>
> The only downfall, is the everybody says it's "cute." Dammit! If I wanted
> cute, I wouldn't have bought a 4x4 Off Road! I still think it looks rugged
> though. I just can't park next to the F-150. "Papa" put's the "little one" to
> shame!
>
> I'm happy though!
>
> Mike in Michigan
> 98 Ranger Black,4x4 ORP, SC, Flareside
> 97 F-150 Black,4x4 ORP, SC
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Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 15:14:49 -0500
From: qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)
Subject: Re: your mail

> From owner-fordtrucks-small ListService.net Mon Feb 9 14:50 EST 1998
> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 13:47:58 -0600 (CST)
> From: Diana Slyter
> To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Subject: Re: your mail
> MIME-Version: 1.0
>
> Show a little pride in your Ranger, which at least looks like a truck,
> unlike the F150!
>

I strongly disagree with that comment! The F-150 is the sweetest looking truck
out there! It looks like a truck and rides like a truck. That is a touch that
the Ranger and some of the competition has ditched. There IS a reason that the
F-150 is still the best selling vehicle on the planet!

I have plenty of pride in my ranger, and even more in the F-150.

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Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 16:17:13 -0500
From: "Bryce"
Subject: Re: Bought a Ranger, have a few Q's

> From: Patrick M. Frazer
> To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Subject: Bought a Ranger, have a few Q's
> Date: Monday, February 09, 1998 2:38 PM
>
> Hi guys & gals-
>
> I just bought a '95 Ranger XLT supercab with the 4.0L V6. So far, I
> love it. Just a couple of questions:
>
> - What's the horsepower rating on the 4.0L? People have asked, and I
> don't know.

My '97 4.0L is rated 160hp 4200rpm and 220 lbs/ft of torque 3000rpm...I'd
assume that the '95 is similar (though at one point, I recall, the 4.0L
made a hp jump from some kind of design change...anybody know the what and
when of this??)

>
> - I just calculated my mileage for the first time and got 15.7 MPG with
> about 80% city driving. Sound normal? I was hoping for better, but it
> *is* a truck and it was alcohol-laden winter gas. (Unavoidable in
> northern Ohio) How much does a tonneau cover help mileage?

on my worst days, I get about 17mpg with Atlanta rush hour traffic for 22
miles to work and usually a 70-80mph run home. I normally get 19-20 with
87 octane gas. This is in a '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab with a 4.oL v6, 5
sp manual trans, 3.73:1 gears and 265/75R15 tires. I guess I should be
thankful, since everyone else I talk to say that they are much lower in
similar setups...but then again if I wanted gas milage, I'd have gotten a
Festiva or a bicycle.

>
> - I recently tried some quick stops on a wet, slushy parking lot but I
> didn't feel pulsation in the pedal that would tell me the rear ABS was
> kicking in. Is that just the way it is since it's a rear-only setup?
> How can I tell if the ABS activates?

I've felt my rear anti-locks come on with a little bit of pulsation, but it
could have been the road too...

Bryce
Bryce's 4xFord Ranger Page
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/baja/2995

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Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 20:25:18, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: Bought a Ranger, have a few Q's

4.0L puts out 160 hp and 220 lbs.-ft.

15.7 mpg is average

You probably have rear wheel abs only

Josh

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Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 19:41:09 +0000
From: mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)
Subject: BRONCOII TIMING

HOW'S EVERYONE? HOPE OK. I'VE GOT A QUESTION ABOUT TIMING THE
BRONCO II('86 2.9EFI). HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP.
I READ ON A TECH. BOARD THAT INCREASING THE BTDC (LIKE FROM THE
FACTORY 10* TO 14*) INCREASES THE TORQUE WHILE RETARDING THE ADVANCE
INCREASES THE TOP END. TO ME THAT SEEMS BACKWARDS. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
I ALSO READ THAT THE COMPUTER HAS A KNOCK RETARD FUNCTION. SO
THAT ADJUSTING THE TIMING PROBABLY WILL NOT MAKE A DIFFERENCE. AGAIN,
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?
I'M GETTING 30X9.50S IN TWO WEEKS, SO I WANT TO BUMP UP THE
TORQUE WHERE I CAN.
MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS MIKE ....


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