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fordtrucks-small-digest Saturday, March 7 1998 Volume 02 : Number 069



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In this issue:

Re: 91 Explorer [Gardner ]
Re: Guy with 302 rangers [Mike Krause ]
Re: Guy with 302 rangers [mark fitzgerald ]
Re: Ranger 4 cyl gas milage [Horsepowrd ]
V8 Rangers and Explorers [Horsepowrd ]
Re: Guy with 302 rangers ["Al Nusbaum" ]
Gear Ratio's on 5-Speed Tranny [RandalDGazdecki eaton.com]
Re: Gear Ratio's on 5-Speed Tranny [Gardner ]
Tire out of round. ["Rio, Tony" ]
Re: Guy with 302 rangers [mark fitzgerald ]
Hello small trucks list and question [Bill03bt ]
ADMIN: Aerostars [Ken Payne ]
Re: ADMIN: Aerostars [YIASCA ]
gauges [CNOEL webtv.net (Christopher Noel)]
exhaust [CNOEL webtv.net (Christopher Noel)]
guages ["JOE C EMERSON" ]
Re: ADMIN: Aerostars [Diana Slyter ]
Re: ADMIN: Aerostars [Mike Krause ]

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 07:58:39 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: 91 Explorer

Wag wrote:
>
> New to the list! I have a few questions.
> 1. Where are the back issues or "board" I have read about.
> Is there a place to research a question before starting an
> old thread that has been covered?
> 2. I have a 91 Explorer 4x4 4dr. 175K miles nothing on engine
> touched except h2o pump and valve gaskets-original owner. It is "pinging"
> under load
> at highway speeds. From start it will roar right up to speed. Once up at 45
> slight nudge of
> the gas pedal and it will ping until you let off. This happens in drive and
> O-drive.
> This has been going on for a couple of months. plugs/wires less than 6months
> old.
> Every other car, I would check the timing but this critter won't let me
> adjust anything! SO do I have a timing chain that is stretched to the point
> that the CPU
> cannot compensate? (re-read miles) Any help would be appreciated.
> Gregg Wagner
> DBA- "WAG"
> Statesboro, GA
>
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My ranger did this and then my check engine starting coming on..I
figured is was the O2 sensor so I changed and the light went out along
with the pinging!

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 07:58:28 -0600
From: Mike Krause
Subject: Re: Guy with 302 rangers

Jordan-
What other work have you done to your Explorer??? I own a '91
Explorer XLT, 4 dr, 2wd and I am also wanting to stick a 302 or better
yet the new 281 4.6L Cobra engine in depending on the cost. Maybe a
long term goal for the XLT, now I'm working on getting the suspension
the way I want. Just thought I'd drop a line to a fellow Explorer
owner.
Mike

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 09:41:01 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Guy with 302 rangers

Well the rangers keep me out of trouble for the most part....just
mainly something to do when i get tired of college or need a break
while they still double as daily drivers. Ok, first if I were you I'd
contact Advance Adapters. They have kits to facilitate your swap.
Otherwise It'd be good just to get the information and see a few ideas
etc..
As for computer help....you'll have to ask around. I don't even
pretend to know much about fuel injection...i'm quite comfortable with
my Holley's. Obviously your computer will have to be changed, swapped
with a computer from your donor vehicle. Speaking of which, find a
donor vehicle. Maybe a late 80's mustang with fuel injection would be
good. Tear down the engine and build appropriately. You didn't mention
whether your explorer was a manual or automatic, but obviously you're
going to need a tranie too. For ranger swaps most people use a C4
transmission...you don't want to do this. It's only a 3 speed. I've
looked into going with a C6 (4 speed) but it's way too complicated and
tight fitting. If you want to, look into a new venture 4500, or their
new 6 speed the 5800. the new venture 4500 is a 5 speed manual. The
transmission is bulletproof and can be found in GM (yuck) products.
Advance adapters can set you up with an adapter to switch trannie's. I
don't know what you have for a rear axle. You might consider
upgrading. All in all i can't give you a price estimate. You need to
scrounge parts. The most expensive items will be the engine, trans,
and rear axle if you need one. Then, once you have these you need to
measure for a driveshaft length. You might want to upgrade the u
joints on the driveshaft too. phew....uhhh....other than that i can't
think of anything. as for frame mods...i don't know....i'm unsure of
explorer clearances etc....but i guarantee it will fit. You might need
a different oil pan to clear front axle components too. Whatever you
do...don't entertain the notion of using a body lift to give yourself
more engine bay room. i had one in my two wheel drive and i hated it.
It came out about 2 months ago...
Keep me posted...and send pictures of the truck:)

Fitzy

> Thanx,
> it is a 93 explorer sport 2wd. headers would be nice, but that is
> secondary. Those rangers must be pretty sweet, depending on cost
(and time)
> I would really love to do this. do you have a cost estimate (inc.
engine).
> and about what was the install time.
> Jordan
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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 14:56:00 EST
From: Horsepowrd
Subject: Re: Ranger 4 cyl gas milage

In a message dated 98-03-03 17:43:07 EST, you write:
















>


That sounds right to me also. I know a friend of mine has a `94 supercab
automatic 4.0L and gets close to 30mpg. and on my 2.3L reg.cab 5 speed I
average 21MPG with mixed driving. I also have a tonneau, and I usually wind
out the gears too (have to). Although one time I did get 32 MPG. that was on
a 175 mi. trip WITH a 600lb snowmobile in the back, and average speed of about
55mph. I was quite impressed with that trip, but then on the way home it was
windy and I only got 17MPG.

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 15:16:40 EST
From: Horsepowrd
Subject: V8 Rangers and Explorers

Anyone interested in putting a V8 into a Ranger or an Explorer Contact Total
Performance in Michigan. They ARE SVO. I had a chance to talk to a couple
guys from Total (even John Colletti? Mr.SVO!) last spring on the Hot Rod Power
Tour and they know everything there is to know about putting ANY SIZE V8 into
a Ranger. Also if you call them they will send you a very informing packet of
EVERYTHING that is needed and every step needed to do a swap.

phone (810) 468-FORD
fax (810) 468-7434

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 12:52:27 -0800
From: "Al Nusbaum"
Subject: Re: Guy with 302 rangers

>going to need a tranie too. For ranger swaps most people use a C4
>transmission...you don't want to do this. It's only a 3 speed. I've
>looked into going with a C6 (4 speed) but it's way too complicated and
>
Please let me know where I can obtain a 4 speed C-6!!!

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Date: 6 Mar 98 15:59:15 EST
From: RandalDGazdecki eaton.com
Subject: Gear Ratio's on 5-Speed Tranny

Anybody know the gear ratios for the 5-speed that comes in
a 1991 Ranger 2wd ext-cab? Is there more than one type
or manufacturer? Is there a www site I can get the info
from? Reply below if you don't want to post.
Randy
randaldgazdecki eaton.com
Eaton Corporation, S.I.C.D.

"I'd rather be a failure at something
I enjoy than be a success at
something I hate."
-George Burns

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 16:16:34 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: Gear Ratio's on 5-Speed Tranny

RandalDGazdecki eaton.com wrote:
>
> Anybody know the gear ratios for the 5-speed that comes in
> a 1991 Ranger 2wd ext-cab? Is there more than one type
> or manufacturer? Is there a www site I can get the info
> from? Reply below if you don't want to post.
> Randy
> randaldgazdecki eaton.com
> Eaton Corporation, S.I.C.D.
>
> "I'd rather be a failure at something
> I enjoy than be a success at
> something I hate."
> -George Burns
>
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There is a Mitsu and a Mazda!

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 15:06:55 -0600
From: "Rio, Tony"
Subject: Tire out of round.

What is my best method for testing to see if I have an out-of-round
wheel? I want to prove it to myself before I go get a new hub.

Thanks!!!

Tony Rio
Allstate Enterprise Help Center
PRC Analyst \ Integration Owner
Trio1 Allstate.com
(W) 847.402.9386


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> Subject:Gear Ratio's on 5-Speed Tranny
>
> Anybody know the gear ratios for the 5-speed that comes in
> a 1991 Ranger 2wd ext-cab? Is there more than one type
> or manufacturer? Is there a www site I can get the info
> from? Reply below if you don't want to post.
> Randy
> randaldgazdecki eaton.com
> Eaton Corporation, S.I.C.D.
>
> "I'd rather be a failure at something
> I enjoy than be a success at
> something I hate."
> -George Burns
>
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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 15:05:53 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Guy with 302 rangers

try www.off -road. com they have all sorts of parts.....

Fitzy

- ---Al Nusbaum wrote:
>
> Please let me know where I can obtain a 4 speed C-6!!!
>
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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 20:00:16 EST
From: Bill03bt
Subject: Hello small trucks list and question

Hi folks,
I've been on the other fordtruck lists for a while but I have a Ranger
question.
I have a 96 Ranger, 3.0, 5spd and I am thinking about changing the rear end
ratio to something that will let this engine/trans combo have a little more
acceleration. I've got the 3.45 gears in it now, and while it is great for gas
mileage, it lacks the jump that I would like.
Suggestions as to which ratio I should pick would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Bill

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 23:01:05 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Aerostars

What is the general opinion of allowing Aerostars on
this particular list since its built on the Ranger
chassis? If there's interest I'll add a vote for it
on the web site.

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

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 23:01:16 EST
From: YIASCA
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Aerostars

In a message dated 98-03-06 23:00:05 EST, you write:


this particular list since its built on the Ranger
chassis? If there's interest I'll add a vote for it
on the web site. >>

no way, that would drive me off this web site forever!

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Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 00:15:07 -0500
From: CNOEL webtv.net (Christopher Noel)
Subject: gauges

can i install after market temp,water gauges and still retain the factoy
gauges in the dash on a 94 ranger?
also how do they hook up?

Christopher H. Noel

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Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 00:20:43 -0500
From: CNOEL webtv.net (Christopher Noel)
Subject: exhaust

does any one have an price and where i can order a dual exhaust cat for
my 94 ranger 4x4 3.0 engine.?

CNOEL WEBTV.NET

Christopher H. Noel

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Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 00:23:18 -0500
From: "JOE C EMERSON"
Subject: guages

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Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 01:40:15 -0600 (CST)
From: Diana Slyter
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Aerostars

I kinda like the extended Aerostar with 4wd. If Ford were still making
them I might have bought one instead of a Ranger.

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On Fri, 6 Mar 1998, Ken Payne wrote:

> What is the general opinion of allowing Aerostars on
> this particular list since its built on the Ranger
> chassis? If there's interest I'll add a vote for it
> on the web site.
>
> Ken Payne
> Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
> http://www.ford-trucks.com
> +---------Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2--------+
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