Date: Sat, 28 Feb 1998 04:46:51 -0700 (MST)
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fordtrucks-small-digest Saturday, February 28 1998 Volume 02 : Number 061

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

Re: timing [Keith Srb ]
Thanks!!!! ["Rio, Tony" ]
Explorer Suspension... [Mike Krause ]



Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 09:08:59 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Re: timing

At 09:27 PM 2/26/98 +0000, you wrote:


> I also read that the computer has a knock retard function. So

>adjusting the timing probably makes no difference. What about this?

> I'm getting 30x9.50's this week and want to bump up the torque where

>I can.


I also have an 86 Bronco II. I have played with the timing on my Bronco. Every time I would move the distributor, the timing changed for a second to two then return to its previous setting. I am assuming the computer adjusted the timing back to it original mark. No matter what I did, I could not change the timing on Bronco II, the computer always overrode it.

Hope this helps

Keith Srbherbie

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

Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.

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


Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 17:30:38 -0600
From: "Rio, Tony"
Subject: Thanks!!!!

Thanks all who replied on the list and directly to me about my "stuff to
look out for" on my "new-to-me" Explorer.

I took the truck to my mechanic and he said that there is a leak in the
rack-and-pinion, so since we still have the balance of the factory
warranty, the truck will be going back so they can replace the R-n-P.

We have a great Ford dealer, but I think we'll be getting the extended
warranty just in case.
Tony Rio
Allstate Enterprise Help Center
PRC Analyst \ Integration Owner
(W) 847.402.9386


Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 21:44:45 -0600
From: Mike Krause
Subject: Explorer Suspension...

Could anyone out there help me out. I own a '91 Ford Explorer XLT 4
door, 2 wheel drive and I am looking to lower the suspension about 3" in
the front and 4" in the rear. I need to know if there are any
manufacturers who can offer me parts(sway bars, shocks, springs,
I-beams, etc.) for this type of job. I'd greatly appreciate the help.
Mike Krause


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