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fordtrucks-small-digest Wednesday, January 7 1998 Volume 02 : Number 006



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In this issue:

Ranger Pickup Convertible [RalphDL webtv.net (Ralph DeLisle)]
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #5 [Steve Sternberg ]
Re: CBs: antennas and mounting [Keith Srb ]
new seat q's [Luke Wells ]
Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder ["Bryce T. Beyler"
Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder [Mark Pawlowski
Bronco II Dual EXH / K&N [cvanhooser juno.com (Charles R. Van Hooser)]
Re: 4.0 dual exhausts [Mark Pawlowski ]
sparkplugs [David ]
lube'ing tranny linkage & steering? [Bob Scola ]
91 ranger stereo ["Spotts, Braden" ]
Re: Bronco II Dual EXH / K&N [Bren1758 ]
Engine RPM [Amosil ]
Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #5 [Lou Guerriero ]
Re: CBs: antennas and mounting [Jerad Heffner ]
Re: CBs: antennas and mounting [Bren1758 ]
Re: 91 ranger stereo [Bakend ]

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 09:13:38 -0500
From: RalphDL webtv.net (Ralph DeLisle)
Subject: Ranger Pickup Convertible

Where can I get a kit or service to make a ranger a fold down top or
removable hard top convertible ? RalphDL webtv.net

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 12:29:41 -0500
From: Steve Sternberg
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #5

please delete my name from your list

thanks

Steve Sternberg
520 S. First St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
USA
email: sstern umich.edu
Phone: 313-665-9090

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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 11:26:18 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Re: CBs: antennas and mounting

At 10:11 PM 1/5/98 EST, you wrote:

Original Message Starts Here

|Jerrad,

|ON my BII, My CB currently has the magnet mount antenna. I plan to upgrade

|soon, however, to dual mirror mount whips. Not the huge 88" whips or

|anything, but like maybe somewhere between 40-60" ones. If you go mirror

|mount, go dual. You get much better reception, and much farther range.

|Otherwise, I don't know what to tell you. The "sporty" look could be achieved

|by sticking it inside the fender well or something, but that doesn't help

|transeiving with the CB. My $.02

|Clay


Be careful with the twin whips mounted to mirrors if you park in any above ground Parking Garages. I have to unscrew mine from the mounts if I am parking in an above ground Parking Garage.


Anybody got a better solution this problem ?



|

|In a message dated 97-12-30 11:07:27 EST, you write:

|

|> I have an '84 Ranger 4x4. I am trying to find a suitable location to

|> mount a CB antenna, but I don't want some humongous antenna stickin' up

|> in the air. I'd rather not have a magnetic mount, and I was looking at

|> mirror mount. I've seen some trucks with the mirror mounted that look

|> decent, but I am afraid to do it to my truck. . I want to keep it

|> somewhat sporty (the appearance that is, the 2.3L 4-cyl doesn't cut it!

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Mesa, AZ

1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi
5-Speed.

1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.

1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, Camper Special, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long
Box, Style Side.

1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Model 1100 1bbl carb, Oil Bath Air
Cleaner,

Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.

My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two
Wheels!"




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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 15:27:55 -0500
From: Luke Wells
Subject: new seat q's

I have heard on this mailing list a couple of times about bucket seats
from either a 240SX or miata
that with a little work would fit in a ranger, if anyone has info please
post

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 16:52:05 -0500
From: "Bryce T. Beyler"
Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder

Well, my truck got put in the shop this afternoon...atleast they give me a
free rental Taurus while it's under warranty...they said that I'll hear
something by lunch tomorrow... The service folks weren't too happy that I
had this TSB with me, I guess they didn't want me doing their job for them.
I just want it fixed right this time...I can't afford a new slave cylinder
evey 2600 miles after the warranty runs out (I'll take a oilchange, lube,
filter and slave cylinder please ;)...I'll keep ya posted....

Bryce
was: '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
now: '97 Taurus Loaner
- ----------
> From: Bryce T. Beyler
> To: fordtrucks-small listservice.net
> Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder
> Date: Monday, January 05, 1998 7:09 PM
>
> Check out this TSB from www,nhtsa.got.gov:
>
> Service Bulletin Number: BC2301970501
> Bulletin Sequence Number:
> Date of Bulletin: 9705
> NHTSA Item Number: SB052797
> Make: FORD TRUCK
> Model: RANGER
> Year: 1997
> Component: POWER TRAIN:TRANSMISSION:STANDARD:MANUAL
> Summary: NEW CLUTCH SLAVE CYLINDER WITH A REDESIGNED LIP SEAL. *TW
>
> Must be a know problem then, huh?? This sucks...I'm going to talk to the
> guys at the service dept. tomorrow....There's nothing to lube outside the
> cab really...a rod just goes through the firewall into the master
cylinder
> for the clutch and is all hydrolic from there to the inside of the
> bellhousing...if it's the same thing, you'll have a honking duck sound
> coming from outside, under the cab...
>
> So, I've got my duck and my cowbell sound back...Ford can't fix the
cowbell
> sound either....It comes from all the play in the driveline catching
> up...if you roll back a little bit and take off kinda
> quick...DING!!!!...I'm also going to see how much the extended warranty
is
> on this thing too...
>
> Bryce
> '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
>
> ----------
> > From: Mark Pawlowski
> > To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> > Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder
> > Date: Monday, January 05, 1998 4:31 PM
> >
> > As a matter of fact I'm having this same problem but didn't know it. I
> was going to
> > have what ever was making the noise lubed when I go in for an oil
change
> Thursday..
> > Looks like I may be there a bit longer than I though!
> >
> > Bryce T. Beyler wrote:
> >
> > > Hello all,
> > > 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...
> > >
> > > Bryce
> > > '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 CuperCab
> > >
> > > BTW: my truck has the 4.0L V6, 5sp manual, and on-the-fly 4x4
> > >
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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 14:38:54 -0800
From: Mark Pawlowski
Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder

I taked to a service rep today and asked if this was a problem that a lot of
Rangers have. I don't know if he's BSing me or not but he says not, they have
had 2 96's and 3 97's and 1 98. This Dealer sells a LOT of cars and trucks. He
Jag, Ford, Toyota, Nissian, Volvo, Olds, and I think he has Mazada but I'm not
sure plus trucks and vans and used cars. He's pretty big up here.

I don't know what to believe. I have a 95 SHO and I had some problems with that
just a month ago. Took the car in for a 32K trans fluid change and they end up
rebuilding the Trans with over drive clutches, a few parts that were lying in
the pan with nothing better to do. I have the extended on that car (this Ranger
too) and the bill came out to be $1650 of which I had to pay $165 for fluids
and filters that these extendeds don't supply/cover.

Ford uses Mazada Trans in both the SHO and the Ranger and I think they are
crap. I didn't know that ford and Mazda of how ever you spell the name, are
joint partners. The SHO's run thru clutches about ever 10 to 15K, some make it
to 25K and one or two make it to 60K. That's 800 big ones for a clutch for the
SHO and as a matter of fact the same for a 4x2 Ranger!

I hope I didn't make a big mistake. I do like the truck but I'm not about to
start tossing money at it this summer or fall when I hit the magic 36K and
things are no longer free.


Bryce T. Beyler wrote:

> Check out this TSB from www,nhtsa.got.gov:
>
> Service Bulletin Number: BC2301970501
> Bulletin Sequence Number:
> Date of Bulletin: 9705
> NHTSA Item Number: SB052797
> Make: FORD TRUCK
> Model: RANGER
> Year: 1997
> Component: POWER TRAIN:TRANSMISSION:STANDARD:MANUAL
> Summary: NEW CLUTCH SLAVE CYLINDER WITH A REDESIGNED LIP SEAL. *TW
>
> Must be a know problem then, huh?? This sucks...I'm going to talk to the
> guys at the service dept. tomorrow....There's nothing to lube outside the
> cab really...a rod just goes through the firewall into the master cylinder
> for the clutch and is all hydrolic from there to the inside of the
> bellhousing...if it's the same thing, you'll have a honking duck sound
> coming from outside, under the cab...
>
> So, I've got my duck and my cowbell sound back...Ford can't fix the cowbell
> sound either....It comes from all the play in the driveline catching
> up...if you roll back a little bit and take off kinda
> quick...DING!!!!...I'm also going to see how much the extended warranty is
> on this thing too...
>
> Bryce
> '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
>
> ----------
> > From: Mark Pawlowski
> > To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> > Subject: Re: Ranger Manual Trans. Slave Cylinder
> > Date: Monday, January 05, 1998 4:31 PM
> >
> > As a matter of fact I'm having this same problem but didn't know it. I
> was going to
> > have what ever was making the noise lubed when I go in for an oil change
> Thursday..
> > Looks like I may be there a bit longer than I though!
> >
> > Bryce T. Beyler wrote:
> >
> > > Hello all,
> > > 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...
> > >
> > > Bryce
> > > '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 CuperCab
> > >
> > > BTW: my truck has the 4.0L V6, 5sp manual, and on-the-fly 4x4
> > >
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> >
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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 17:30:56 -0500
From: cvanhooser juno.com (Charles R. Van Hooser)
Subject: Bronco II Dual EXH / K&N

Okay guys on the BII Exhaust thing, I have a 89 BII 2.9 4X4 EB, I wanted
to put duals on this thing bad. So I started researching what would go on
this truck. You can get headers for a BII as long as its not a 4x4. A
couple of companies make a cat back but were real expensive and I didnt
like the look they provided either. I ended going to a local muffler shop
( not one of the national chains ), for $190 he removed everything from
the catalytic converter back, put on a flange that enlarged the pipe to 3
inches, to that he installed a turbo muffler that has a 3 inch inlet and
two 2 1/2 inch outlets, custom bent all the pipes so they dumped just
below the rear bumper with some angled chrome tips to finish it off. We
don't have many cold days here in the south but when we do I get exhaust
coming out of both sides. I noticed a modest power increase from this and
the sound is something to be heard, I have recieved many compliments on
the sound of this truck, most describe it as very "throaty". I have also
put a K&N on this truck and it also provided a modest power increase.
Thats my $.02
Chuck Van Hooser
89 BII 4X4 EB

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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 14:46:12 -0800
From: Mark Pawlowski
Subject: Re: 4.0 dual exhausts

Look at your tail gate and see if you have a stripe there like the one along
the side of your truck.

My 4x2 doesn't and I was told the 96's have them, the 98's have them and I was
shown a memo that the 97 XLT SC doesn't and the dealer is not to charge against
Warent.. to put on one. They say the truck doesn't come with one in that model.
Not sure about the 4x4's.

I bitch a b*tch and got a voucher to have my stripe put on. I ragged loud in
the service dept showing them my option list which includes stripe kit and
other things for 1500. and then said if I were to have bought the 8000 dollar
stripped reg. cab ranger I'd get the stripe but when you buy the 16000. model
and pay 1500 for options one of which is the stripe you don't get it. The
detail shop told me it would cost me 300.00 for that stripe, I'd have to buy a
full kit which I though I already did but didn't get....

Bryce T. Beyler wrote:

> Don't you guys know that fog lights, stripes, stickers, oversized spoilers,
> lots of chrome, and big exhaust tips make you car/truck faster ;)
>
> Bryce
> '97 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
>
> ----------
> > From: Jordan
> > To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> > Subject: Re: 4.0 dual exhausts
> > Date: Monday, January 05, 1998 4:47 PM
> >
> > >That is a personal pet peeve. Especially here in MI during the winter,
> I
> > love
> > >to see all of the dual exhaust "performance" cars in the cold w/exhaust
> only
> > >coming steaming out of one side! ANother one is the enlarged tip on
> exhausts
> > >that only extends for 6" under the car attached to a regular exhaust
> pipe.
> > >Did somebody say rice? :)
> > hahaha I know excately what you mean, that comes from people puttin a
> dual
> > exhaust on that is really a single with a second pipe (coming off first)
> > that is not an efficient way for gasses to escape so they don't go that
> > way. Yeah like I saw a truck with 1" pipes but 3 1/2 " tips pretty
> stupid.
> > Jordan
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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 17:53:31 -0500
From: David
Subject: sparkplugs

When Should I replace the sparkplugs on my truck? I have a 94 Ranger 2.3L
with 57K miles. Will the engine behave differently when the need to be
changed?

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 15:21:18 -0800
From: Bob Scola
Subject: lube'ing tranny linkage & steering?

Time for the '97 XLT's 2nd oil change. The manual calls for inspection &
lube of the auto transmission linkage and steering suspension. Can someone
please some advise on what exactly I'm looking for & what type of grease to
use? Thanks in advance.
Bob
'97 Explorer XLT

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 15:24:50 -0800
From: "Spotts, Braden"
Subject: 91 ranger stereo

does anyone have any clue on how to get the factory deck out of a 91
ranger without paying somebody to do it for you??? (or going postal and
taking a massive axe to your dash) My dad and I attempted to put one in
last night and tried everything we could think of and made absolutely no
progress. we took off the dashboard trim thing and disconnected the
ashtray assembly and we took off the heater too (without disconnecting
it) and spent about two hours looking at it from all different
directions and pulling on it in every direction. if anyone could help
me i would be very appreciative, i am sick and tired of the dogmeat
factory tape deck that it has, i just want cd sound, is that too much to
ask?

thanks a lot

Braden

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 18:23:14 EST
From: Bren1758
Subject: Re: Bronco II Dual EXH / K&N

sounds great but you might have increased the power by splitting the stok
pipes and running two cat conv and true dual exhaust but that really adds up
in cost cat conv are expensive. I found that JBA headers and performance
offers headers for B 2's 4x4 as wellphone for JBA is 800-830-3377 ask for a
free brochure. Here is a few part#'s 1630, 1632, 1633-1, 1633-2 they are
for 86-95 2.9ltr reg. or shorty versions.... GOOD LUCK!!!

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 21:10:08 EST
From: Amosil
Subject: Engine RPM

I am having an intermittent problem with the engine rpm suddenly increasing to
between 2500-3000 rpm while driving down the road. This has happened twice
last month. The problem disappears soon after it happens (within 15-20 secs).
Anyone ever experience this problem?

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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 20:20:05 -0500
From: Lou Guerriero
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-small-digest V2 #5

>ON my BII, My CB currently has the magnet mount antenna. I plan to
upgrade
>soon, however, to dual mirror mount whips. Not the huge 88" whips or
>anything, but like maybe somewhere between 40-60" ones. If you go
mirror
>mount, go dual. You get much better reception, and much farther range.

>Otherwise, I don't know what to tell you.

Well.... the reception difference it more likely in the actual
measured size of the antenna, vice dual/single. I work in
communications, and the atenna has to be a division of the actual
waveform you are recieving.. usually 2/1 or 4/1. Half or quarter
length. If the single whip isn't the proper length (sometimes need to
be attenuated), it will cause poor reception. the bumper mount wouldn't
make a difference either, unless the antenna wasn't properly grounded...
and was using the metal of the bumper... putting it out of attenuation.

My 2 (Cdn funds)
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Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 22:34:14 -0500
From: Jerad Heffner
Subject: Re: CBs: antennas and mounting

Well, an update for y'all. . . I went to a shop that specialized in CBs. Our initial consideration was for a mount on the hood (not actually on the hood itself, but where it closes if you know where I mean). However, that is a very thin place and
the mount would stick up ridiculously high. I didn't like that. One of the owners of the shop then suggested what he thought was slick, and I agreed, but unforeseen problems arose: double-walls and keeping the antenna vertical. The method was a
black plastic fender mount that we would try to mount either on the side or actually behind the driver (that being me :P ) on the cab. Well, behind the driver is double walled, and it's not exactly vertical. While the verticality (new word?)
doesn't matter a whole lot, a crooked antenna looks funny from a distance. . trust me. Not what I wanted. Oh, the antenna attached to that would have been a 3' fiberglass. I am restricted as to total height as I occasionally pull my truck into
our garage and I always park it under our patio. What I am planning on doing now, and we're going over tomorrow to get the stuff, is to get a 4' fiberglass black antenna and mount it on the bumper. The height is about right, it's black and will
match the truck, and I think it will serve my needs quite well. There is a mounting hold already there and a hole is already drilled for the cable to go into the cab. My truck was my father's before he got his "other" truck (name brand shall
remain nameless) and he had a nice setup on it which is now on his "other" truck.

Any objections to my current plan? I was talking to someone at the CB shop who was in there for a new antenna. Why a new one? His old one was a glass mount. . he said it was *&#$!!! :) Owner of the shop said something about metal in the glass
adding to the distortion. (?) I'll take his word, he knows what he's talking about.

I'm gonna get some good pics of my truck so I can post them. . . i'll let you guys know!

Sidenote: It is possible to mount duals with a space less than 8' if you get the standing wave down. . but that is sometimes hard to do. . at least that what I was told. . but one antenna will serve my needs just fine.

Thanx for the input

Jerad Heffner

Keith Srb wrote:

> At 10:11 PM 1/5/98 EST, you wrote:
> Original Message Starts Here
> |Jerad,
> |ON my BII, My CB currently has the magnet mount antenna. I plan to upgrade
> |soon, however, to dual mirror mount whips. Not the huge 88" whips or
> |anything, but like maybe somewhere between 40-60" ones. If you go mirror
> |mount, go dual. You get much better reception, and much farther range.
> |Otherwise, I don't know what to tell you. The "sporty" look could be achieved
> |by sticking it inside the fender well or something, but that doesn't help
> |transeiving with the CB. My $.02
> |Clay
>
> Be careful with the twin whips mounted to mirrors if you park in any above ground Parking Garages. I have to unscrew mine from the mounts if I am parking in an above ground Parking Garage.
>
> Anybody got a better solution this problem ?
>
> |
> |In a message dated 97-12-30 11:07:27 EST, you write:
> |
> |> I have an '84 Ranger 4x4. I am trying to find a suitable location to
> |> mount a CB antenna, but I don't want some humongous antenna stickin' up
> |> in the air. I'd rather not have a magnetic mount, and I was looking at
> |> mirror mount. I've seen some trucks with the mirror mounted that look
> |> decent, but I am afraid to do it to my truck. . I want to keep it
> |> somewhat sporty (the appearance that is, the 2.3L 4-cyl doesn't cut it!
> |+---------Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2--------+
> || Send posts to fordtrucks-small listservice.net, |
> || List removal information is on the web site. |
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> |
> Original Message Ends Here
>
> Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.netvalue.net/herbie
> Mesa, AZ
> 1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi 5-Speed.
> 1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.
> 1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, Camper Special, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long Box, Style Side.
> 1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Model 1100 1bbl carb, Oil Bath Air Cleaner,
> Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.
> My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two Wheels!"
>
> +---------Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2--------+ | Send posts to fordtrucks-small listservice.net, | | List removal information is on the web site. | +---------- Visit Our Web Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/ ----------+

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Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 23:30:47 EST
From: Bren1758
Subject: Re: CBs: antennas and mounting

Hey sounds like you are getting some advice from the CB shop they should know
as it is there job to.I have a Bronco 2 and have had real good luck with the
102" steel whip antenna have had both fender mounts cut in and the bumper
mount both work great 1to 1 match is typical but my height was important also
so I got a clip and bent the whip down to the light rack , clip is plastic as
not to ground it out .
bent down the match goes up only slight but still get an honest 5 to 7 miles
of range, normal to good for the 40 channel CB without a linear running at 4
watts out put. Also the whip looks great bent as well !
I drive truck over the rd and the reason i use co-phase antennas 2 that
is on it is for directional ability only one is hard to get to talk close on
the opposite side as the anntena is mounted. a key on matching the antenna is
to match to the vehicle the right length of antenna and coaxe is the
adjustment .
to match a fiberglas ant. on the top is an adjusting tip or you just pull
a little copper wire out till it gets as low as poss. you will need someone
with ameter at the CB shop to check it in the vehicle, with the metal whip you....


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