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fordtrucks-small-digest Thursday, March 12 1998 Volume 02 : Number 076



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In this issue:

Re: aerostars ["Bryan Snyder" ]
Re: ADMIN: Aerostar vote [Ken Payne ]
Re: HTML [Ken Payne ]
Re: Ron Blest - Engines & air [Gardner ]
RE: I wonder? ["Maurer, Robert M." ]
Re: HTML [qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)]
Re: Ron Blest - Engines & air [Mike Krause ]
Explorer Overhead console [qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)]
re: Ron Blest - Engines & air [Bob Scola ]
Re: I wonder? [Thom Cheney ]
Re: HTML [helotie juno.com (Mark A Helotie)]
4.0 Headers ["Pete Lawless" ]
Re: I wonder? [Gardner ]
Re: I wonder? [Gardner ]
Re: I wonder? [EdDSP ]
Re: I wonder? [james oxley ]
Was Engines & air now 4.0 Headers [Brad Allerheiligen ]
Re: Colored Lights? ["=?iso-8859-1?Q?Andr=E9?= E. Benguerel"
Brake Idiot Light. ["=?iso-8859-1?Q?Andr=E9?= E. Benguerel"
A bit off base on the Colored Lights... [qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - ]
RE: Colored Lights? ["Rio, Tony" ]
Re: Colored Lights? [Gardner ]
Re: HTML [bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)]
header answer [Luke Wells ]
98 4.0 Ranger mileage [EdDSP ]
Aerostar & Differential Instation info [Andrew ]

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 05:59:30 PST
From: "Bryan Snyder"
Subject: Re: aerostars

I think adding areostar info to the small truck list would benefit alot
of people. Just think of how many beefed areostars we could spawn
between us, I would love to see a lifted aero with big tires and a 4.0!
Not to mention this might provide extra incite an swapping other engines
beside the usual (I believe they had some 3.8 in them? If so how about a
3.8 from a Ford Supercoupe T-Bird! Very Cool!). I'm gonna vote to put it
on the small truck list.

Bryan

______________________________________________________

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 09:45:42 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Aerostar vote

At 12:52 AM 3/12/98 -0500, you wrote:
>In a message dated 98-03-11 21:37:34 EST, you write:
>
>
> there to hear it, do the airbags still deploy? >>
>
>Just look for the people that the airbags killed.
>
>Ford content:
>The brake idiot light on my '88 Ranger S/C 4X4 5speed is coming on when I
>apply the brakes. The pedal feels just fine,it's not mushy and it doesn't get
>anywhere near the floor and pumping it makes no difference. Where is my
>problem?
>

It could be in the differential switch on the proportioning valve.
When fluid pressure is higher on one side of the circuit than the
other it activates a switch. Have it checked ASAP.

Ken

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 09:53:36 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: HTML

At 03:31 PM 3/9/98 -0500, you wrote:
>
>In a message dated 3/8/98 6:48:05 AM, you wrote:
>
>
>And hey everyone. .quit posting with HTML. It's aggravating!!!!!
>
>Lou Guerriero
>________________________________>>
>
>Lou, what does 'posting with HTML' mean?
>
>Ron

It means no colors, fonts (Courier only), bold, underline, etc.
Not all mailers support it.

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 10:11:22 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: Ron Blest - Engines & air

Richard Salitra wrote:
>
> After you've installed your K&N air filter and driven around with it
> some, I'd be very curious for your opinion as to what, if any,
> improvements it's made in the efficiency and performance of your
> engine. I've contacted K&N myself about their product, but they don't
> yet make their entire Filtercharger Injection Performance Kit for my
> Ranger. I just bought a new 1998 Ranger SC with a 4.0L. They offered
> to sell me just their air filter but I decided to hold off until I found
> out more about the benefits. If anyone else has experience with a K&N
> product, I'd love to hear your opinions/experiences. thanks.
>
> I'm also currently trying to research who makes a set of headers for the
> 4.0L engine. I called Doug Thorley and they've never made one for that
> engine. I haven't been able to get thru to Edelbrock's customer support
> line to ask (always busy). I've emailed Borla about their products and
> haven't heard anything back yet (I'll try calling). If anyone out there
> has had success in finding headers, I'd love to hear from you. thanks
> again.
>
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Borla has them...expensive though!
Chris

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 10:39:29 -0500
From: "Maurer, Robert M."
Subject: RE: I wonder?

Ah, the great octane debate. When I first purchased my '93 Mustang GT,
the timing was at the factory set 10 (?) degrees (this is so the average
Joe can use regular unleaded). One of the first things I did was to
advance the timing to 14 degrees (no I have to use premium - knocks too
much). The increase in throttle response can be attributed to the
timing change and not the octane change. Yes, I know people will argue
this. But moving to premium ALONE will not give you more horse power.

As for a Suburu 4 cyl (I only know of the 2.5L 165 HP) toasting a
Firebird with the WS6 package (Ram Air - 5.7L 320 HP), I find this a
little hard to believe (although extremely funny if it is true). Even
as good as technology is today, there is still no substitute for cubic
inches. Sure, you can build a four cyl with twin turbos that has all
kind of HP but let's compare normal aspiration to normal aspiration.
Me, I'm still waiting for FORD to build that V12 with 450HP that gets
35/40 MPG. If I'm still alive, I'll put one in my Mustang and '96
Explorer. Just my $.02, actually that was more like $.10.

Rob

> ----------
>
On 3/11/98 10:55, Luke Wells writes,

> I was reading an article in Sport and Compact Cars and saw a bit on
> how
> higher octane gas used in Japanese vehicles does not affect horsepower
> like it would in a mustang or c#maro. I can't remember the technical
> stuff but it showed that these engines were built for this type of
> gasoline, it also mentioned about how 100 octane in Japan is what 87
> is
> here in the states. I mean I never bias against any car until I buy it
> drive it like hell and in a few months it blows(not like my Ranger). I
> love any type of automobile truck or car whatever as long as it lasts.
> The same magazine also had an article on drag testing of a 98 Firebird
> Ram Air vs. a 98 Suburu(4 banger 2.8L 260 HP i think correct me if I
> am
> wrong) anyway the Subaru waxed the Firebird by a complete second plus
> some, I mean I love ford but they could take a few lessons. I was
> wanting to know if it was possible to put two of these Hondatype 4's
> in
> a mustang body and see what it would run, the weight couldn't be much
> more than a 351 and would kill the 351's HP to weight ratio. Just my
> .02
>
>

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 10:48:17 -0500
From: qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)
Subject: Re: HTML

> From owner-fordtrucks-small ListService.net Thu Mar 12 10:17 EST 1998
> X-Sender: kpayne mindspring.com
> Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 09:53:36 -0500
> To: fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> From: Ken Payne
> Subject: Re: HTML
> Mime-Version: 1.0
>
> At 03:31 PM 3/9/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >
> >In a message dated 3/8/98 6:48:05 AM, you wrote:
> >
> >
> >And hey everyone. .quit posting with HTML. It's aggravating!!!!!
> >
> >Lou Guerriero
> >________________________________>>
> >
> >Lou, what does 'posting with HTML' mean?
> >
> >Ron
>
> It means no colors, fonts (Courier only), bold, underline, etc.
> Not all mailers support it.
>
HTML is actually a lot more serious than that. If you make your entire message
bold or in color by accident, a few commands or some jargon will be converted to
text and it will be plopped at the begging and end of the message. This text
makes no sense to the readers of this list because everything here is strictly
text. But it's only a word or two, so it's nothing to really get your undies
scrunched up about.,

Now some people have been using mail programs that write "Hypertext" which is
the language used on internet web sites. The programs might be Netscape
Communicator's mail program, or maybe Microsoft Outlook Express. When mail is
composed using these, ALOT more commands are used and when read by a standard
text mail program, it all shows up in "hypertext." So we get a bunch of this
garbage all over the place. And to us, it's essentially, a forgeign language.

I read right past or delete those messages, and IMHO everybody should do the
same.



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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 09:54:16 -0600
From: Mike Krause
Subject: Re: Ron Blest - Engines & air

For the headers...try contacting Performace
Plus(www.performance-plus.com), Vanir
Technologies(members.aol.com/vanirv6/vanir.htm), or Performance
Products(performprod.com). I know that Performance Products has Borla
headers ($461) and exhaust ($405), Vanir has Pacesetter headers($279)
and cat-back exhaust($369-$389) and also JBA Headers not sure how much.
As for the K&N, I've installed it in my '91 Explorer with the 4.0L V6
and I've noticed a little performance boost, though it goes away after a
while use, then when you clean and oil it back up it's noticeable
again. Anyway, hope this helps a little. Take care.
Mike Krause

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 10:59:44 -0500
From: qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)
Subject: Explorer Overhead console

Of all the little luxuries I enjoy most in my Explorer, the one that I "miss"
the most in my 98 Ranger is the overhead console with the compass and outside
temperature display. The compass has pointed me in the right direction SO many
times, and in the winter, the outside temperature determines how I drive. When
it drops below 32 degrees, I drive like an old lady. The garge door opener
holder was a nice little touch too. I'm constantly reaching up there and
pressing on the headliner trying to open my garage.

Has anybody thought about adding this overhead console to their Ranger? I'm
sure it would fit, I just don't know about wiring. Where does the actual
temperature read from? I know that inside temperature for the automatic climate
control is inside the little grill on the passenger side dash, but I don't know
about outdoor temp.

And I know the additional dome/map lights would be nice, since my original one
got moved back a foot when I had my sunroof installed.

Has anybody priced these out by any chance??



Mike in Michigan

98 Ranger SC
97 F-150 SC
96 Explorer Sport

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 08:39:31 -0800
From: Bob Scola
Subject: re: Ron Blest - Engines & air

Performance Products (1-800-752-6111) catalog shows Borla Headers for 4.0L
Ranger & Explorer.

Bob

- --------------
From: Richard Salitra
Subject: Ron Blest - Engines & air



I'm also currently trying to research who makes a set of headers for the
4.0L engine. I called Doug Thorley and they've never made one for that
engine. I haven't been able to get thru to Edelbrock's customer support
line to ask (always busy). I've emailed Borla about their products and
haven't heard anything back yet (I'll try calling). If anyone out there
has had success in finding headers, I'd love to hear from you. thanks
again.

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 09:16:03 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: I wonder?

Maurer, Robert M. wrote:
Sure, you can build a four cyl with twin turbos that has all
> kind of HP but let's compare normal aspiration to normal aspiration.


I dunno, no flame intended, but, as far as I'm concerned whoever gets
to the finish line first is all that counts for me, whatever powers it.
Although, CONSISTENTLY getting to the finish line, and getting to the
finish line EVERY DAY has lots of merit too. geez... this is getting
way too zen-like.

back to my corner....

TC

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 12:29:49 -0500
From: helotie juno.com (Mark A Helotie)
Subject: Re: HTML

On Mon, 9 Mar 1998 15:31:45 EST Blest25913 writes:

> Lou, what does 'posting with HTML' mean?

Hi Ron,

Since you're on AOL, it doesn't really apply to your situation.

Most folks that use an ISP use an external mail client to
do their e-mail (i.e. Eudora, Pegasus, Netscape Mail,
Outlook, Exchange, etc.). These programs each have
the capability to send e-mail as "HTML". This means
that you see all the "code" behind the scenes. (HTML
is the programming "language" behind webpages, and
it allows one to preselect fonts, colors, etc.)

Anyone subscribed to ANY text mailing list should always
choose "ASCII text" as their default.... *or* DISABLE
"Rich Text" or HTML. It's called common courtesy.


Mark :)
[helotie juno.com]



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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 09:32:27 -0800
From: "Pete Lawless"
Subject: 4.0 Headers

Richard Salitra wrote:
>I'm also currently trying to research who makes a set of headers for the
>4.0L engine.

Try JBA Headers & Performance Products out of San Diego at 800-830-3377.
They also have a web site with applications at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.jbaheaders.com
Later...
Pete

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 13:01:12 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: I wonder?

Maurer, Robert M. wrote:
>
> Ah, the great octane debate. When I first purchased my '93 Mustang GT,
> the timing was at the factory set 10 (?) degrees (this is so the average
> Joe can use regular unleaded). One of the first things I did was to
> advance the timing to 14 degrees (no I have to use premium - knocks too
> much). The increase in throttle response can be attributed to the
> timing change and not the octane change. Yes, I know people will argue
> this. But moving to premium ALONE will not give you more horse power.
>
> As for a Suburu 4 cyl (I only know of the 2.5L 165 HP) toasting a
> Firebird with the WS6 package (Ram Air - 5.7L 320 HP), I find this a
> little hard to believe (although extremely funny if it is true). Even
> as good as technology is today, there is still no substitute for cubic
> inches. Sure, you can build a four cyl with twin turbos that has all
> kind of HP but let's compare normal aspiration to normal aspiration.
> Me, I'm still waiting for FORD to build that V12 with 450HP that gets
> 35/40 MPG. If I'm still alive, I'll put one in my Mustang and '96
> Explorer. Just my $.02, actually that was more like $.10.
>
> Rob
>
> > ----------
> >
> On 3/11/98 10:55, Luke Wells writes,
>
> > I was reading an article in Sport and Compact Cars and saw a bit on
> > how
> > higher octane gas used in Japanese vehicles does not affect horsepower
> > like it would in a mustang or c#maro. I can't remember the technical
> > stuff but it showed that these engines were built for this type of
> > gasoline, it also mentioned about how 100 octane in Japan is what 87
> > is
> > here in the states. I mean I never bias against any car until I buy it
> > drive it like hell and in a few months it blows(not like my Ranger). I
> > love any type of automobile truck or car whatever as long as it lasts.
> > The same magazine also had an article on drag testing of a 98 Firebird
> > Ram Air vs. a 98 Suburu(4 banger 2.8L 260 HP i think correct me if I
> > am
> > wrong) anyway the Subaru waxed the Firebird by a complete second plus
> > some, I mean I love ford but they could take a few lessons. I was
> > wanting to know if it was possible to put two of these Hondatype 4's
> > in
> > a mustang body and see what it would run, the weight couldn't be much
> > more than a 351 and would kill the 351's HP to weight ratio. Just my
> > .02
> >
> >
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A big factor in this is ALL wheel drive...just like the 911 turbo rev it
up dump the clutch and wham you jump out of the hole like slung form a
catapult. Do this with V-8 rear wheel drive car and wham you just went
and burned half your tires away!
Plus I am sure the subaru weighs a considerable amount less too.
Chris

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 13:12:41 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: I wonder?

Thom Cheney wrote:
>
> Maurer, Robert M. wrote:
> Sure, you can build a four cyl with twin turbos that has all
> > kind of HP but let's compare normal aspiration to normal aspiration.
>
> I dunno, no flame intended, but, as far as I'm concerned whoever gets
> to the finish line first is all that counts for me, whatever powers it.
> Although, CONSISTENTLY getting to the finish line, and getting to the
> finish line EVERY DAY has lots of merit too. geez... this is getting
> way too zen-like.
>
> back to my corner....
>
> TC
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Thats just the point..how long will that subaru hold up if you keep
leaping off line with revs all the way up and all 4 wheels biting
asphalt...I don't think it will hold up to that kind of torture but if
you go easy on it you will get beat because it has no power down low.
To go fast you have to drive hard(REAL HARD)
Try doing a rolling start race...or changing the subaru to 2 wheel drive
on better yet add all wheel drive to the Z rev it up drop the clutch get
to the finish line turn around and watch for the subaru to cross!
Chris

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 13:15:30 EST
From: EdDSP
Subject: Re: I wonder?

Time to add my few pennies in the subject, since I work on quite a few
4-cylinder import cars.
That Subaru in Sports Compact Car did beat a Formula. As someone else said,
the Subaru has all-wheel-drive, weighs a lot less, and don't forget the turbo
powerplant. And if you look closely...the steering wheel in on the wrong side,
in other words it's a Japan-only vehicle. It's a factory-built race car that's
usually given a lower HP rating in order to compete in their certain race
classes.

Also, Sport Compact Car magazine can't really be taken seriously. In that same
issue, they featured a "daily driver" Integra running 12s naturally-aspirated,
but just failed to mention that it only weighs in at 1800lbs, has no sort of
interior, fiberglass body panels, lexan in place of all glass, and that it no
longer is driven since the insurance company dropped his coverage once they
looked at the car.

- -Ed

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 14:06:17 -0800
From: james oxley
Subject: Re: I wonder?

EdDSP wrote:
>
> Time to add my few pennies in the subject, since I work on quite a few
> 4-cylinder import cars.
> That Subaru in Sports Compact Car did beat a Formula. As someone else said,
> the Subaru has all-wheel-drive, weighs a lot less, and don't forget the turbo
> powerplant. And if you look closely...the steering wheel in on the wrong side,
> in other words it's a Japan-only vehicle. It's a factory-built race car that's
> usually given a lower HP rating in order to compete in their certain race
> classes.
>

While the Suburu may be a factory spec race car, a lightly modified AWD
DSM (Talon, Eclipse) would have no problem walking with a formula
Firebird. At 13.1 104, I have one of the slower one's. The AWD helps me
pull 1.7, 60' times from all season perf tires.

Check out

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.heckconsulting.com/dsm/drag.html


But enough of this jap car stuff, I heard someone mention that the 4.0
sohc may be in the ranger by this summer. Just wondering where you got
the info and if it was true.

OX

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 11:15:23 -0800
From: Brad Allerheiligen
Subject: Was Engines & air now 4.0 Headers

I don't know if there is much of a difference between a 94 4.0 which is
what I have, and your 98, but I have BBK headers on mine and like them
alot.

- -Brad- 94 Ranger SuperCab XLT 2x4 "Pre-Runner" (NSTYXLT)

I'm also currently trying to research who makes a set of headers for the
4.0L engine. I called Doug Thorley and they've never made one for that
engine. I haven't been able to get thru to Edelbrock's customer support
line to ask (always busy). I've emailed Borla about their products and
haven't heard anything back yet (I'll try calling). If anyone out there
has had success in finding headers, I'd love to hear from you. thanks
again.

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 12:00:10 +0000
From: "=?iso-8859-1?Q?Andr=E9?= E. Benguerel"
Subject: Re: Colored Lights?

Mike in Michigan -

Good observation! This new trend in lighting is really hot right now.
All the Asian auto makers are using these bulbs in their rockets (Acura
Interga, Honda CRX, etc..) The change is due to new technology in
lighting. Since the 80's, Euro auto makers have used Halegon bulbs in
their cars. Now most US auto makers have caught on (unfortunately at
lower wattages). Halegon bulbs use a Quartz filament in a Halegon gas
envelope. These bulbs produce a very white light color. New bulb
technology uses the same filament but employs Xenon gas instead of
Halegon. For comparison, a 33 watt Xenon bulb generates the same
lighting (measured in LUX or candle power) as a 55 watt Halegon bulb.
The coloring come from a Dichroic coating inside the bulb. This coating
"dopes" the glass with specific compounds (Nickel or Cobalt for blue)
and imparts a hue on the transmitted light. Xenon bulb manufactures
usually offer a few different colors. The bluish tint bulbs are said to
work better for driving lights, while the yellow tint bulbs work well
for fog lights. Some lighting systems, such as the DE Ellipsoidal used
by BMW, casts different hues at specific heights. A few of my friends
run the blue bulbs in a Euro wattage (80 watt low, 100 watt hi) and like
them a lot. Most say it takes a few days to get use to.

Andre.

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 12:16:48 +0000
From: "=?iso-8859-1?Q?Andr=E9?= E. Benguerel"
Subject: Brake Idiot Light.

The brake idiot light is also used as a warning for a pressure imbalance
between the front and rear sections of the brake master cylinder. First
ensure you don't have a leak. Then try to bleed the system. Start at the
master cylinder, then work your way out to the disk or wheel cylinders.
It may also be time for a new master cylinder. Follow the instruction
carefully, and be sure to "bench bleed" the new master cylinder
thoroughly.

Andre

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 15:12:41 -0500
From: qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)
Subject: A bit off base on the Colored Lights...

Sorry about that folks. My bad. I was actually talking about the illumination
of the (I/P) Instrument panel. But the headlight issue is interesting. I'd
like to have a set of lights like those of the Lincoln Mark VIII.
>
> Mike in Michigan -
>
> Good observation! This new trend in lighting is really hot right now.
> All the Asian auto makers are using these bulbs in their rockets


Andre, my original post follows. This is in regards to the interior
illumination.

Has anybody noticed the change in the illumination from 96-98 Explorers? I'm
not sure what the 97's look like, and I know that this applied to the 98 Ranger
as well.

On the 96 Explorers, the illumination was more of a blue. The 98 that I test
drove as well as my 98 Ranger has a green illumination. Does anybody know what
the reason for this change was?

I like the look of the blue illumination a lot better. It looks so much more
"alive" than this drab green. I do think the coolest one in the truck line-up
though it the F-150.

Any comments, idea, reasoning. Is this just a light behind the I/P, or is it
molded with a green tint?

Josh, any chance maybe you'd be able to find a price for this??

Mike in Michigan

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 15:41:10 -0600
From: "Rio, Tony"
Subject: RE: Colored Lights?

Does this mean we may start seeing the white dial faces w\ black
indicator arms on the dash gauges like on the imports? I always =
thought
this would have been a slick set-up in the performance trucks like the
F150 Lightning.

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


> -----Original Message-----
> From:Andr=E9 E. Benguerel [SMTP:fordtrucks-small listservice.net]
> Sent:Thursday, March 12, 1998 6:00 AM
> To:ffart ap.net; fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Cc:qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com
> Subject:Re: Colored Lights?
>=20
> Mike in Michigan -=20
>=20
> Good observation! This new trend in lighting is really hot right now.
> All the Asian auto makers are using these bulbs in their rockets
> (Acura
> Interga, Honda CRX, etc..) The change is due to new technology in
> lighting. Since the 80's, Euro auto makers have used Halegon bulbs in
> their cars. Now most US auto makers have caught on (unfortunately at
> lower wattages). Halegon bulbs use a Quartz filament in a Halegon gas
> envelope. These bulbs produce a very white light color. New bulb
> technology uses the same filament but employs Xenon gas instead of
> Halegon. For comparison, a 33 watt Xenon bulb generates the same
> lighting (measured in LUX or candle power) as a 55 watt Halegon bulb.
> The coloring come from a Dichroic coating inside the bulb. This
> coating
> "dopes" the glass with specific compounds (Nickel or Cobalt for blue)
> and imparts a hue on the transmitted light. Xenon bulb manufactures
> usually offer a few different colors. The bluish tint bulbs are said
> to
> work better for driving lights, while the yellow tint bulbs work well
> for fog lights. Some lighting systems, such as the DE Ellipsoidal
> used
> by BMW, casts different hues at specific heights. A few of my friends
> run the blue bulbs in a Euro wattage (80 watt low, 100 watt hi) and
> like
> them a lot. Most say it takes a few days to get use to.
>=20
> Andre.
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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 17:11:02 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: Colored Lights?

=?iso-8859-1?Q?Andr=E9?= E. Benguerel wrote:
>
> Mike in Michigan -
>
> Good observation! This new trend in lighting is really hot right now.
> All the Asian auto makers are using these bulbs in their rockets (Acura
> Interga, Honda CRX, etc..) The change is due to new technology in
> lighting. Since the 80's, Euro auto makers have used Halegon bulbs in
> their cars. Now most US auto makers have caught on (unfortunately at
> lower wattages). Halegon bulbs use a Quartz filament in a Halegon gas
> envelope. These bulbs produce a very white light color. New bulb
> technology uses the same filament but employs Xenon gas instead of
> Halegon. For comparison, a 33 watt Xenon bulb generates the same
> lighting (measured in LUX or candle power) as a 55 watt Halegon bulb.
> The coloring come from a Dichroic coating inside the bulb. This coating
> "dopes" the glass with specific compounds (Nickel or Cobalt for blue)
> and imparts a hue on the transmitted light. Xenon bulb manufactures
> usually offer a few different colors. The bluish tint bulbs are said to
> work better for driving lights, while the yellow tint bulbs work well
> for fog lights. Some lighting systems, such as the DE Ellipsoidal used
> by BMW, casts different hues at specific heights. A few of my friends
> run the blue bulbs in a Euro wattage (80 watt low, 100 watt hi) and like
> them a lot. Most say it takes a few days to get use to.
>
> Andre.
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I have blue headlights on my truck...they are a little pricy for
headlights but they are cool. I am going to buy blue replacement
foglight bulbs soon too!
Chris

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 16:07:35 -0600
From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
Subject: Re: HTML

>> >Lou, what does 'posting with HTML' mean?
>> >
>> >Ron
>>
>> It means no colors, fonts (Courier only), bold, underline, etc.
>> Not all mailers support it.
> So we get a bunch of this garbage all over the place. And to us, it's
essentially, >a forgeign language.
>
>I read right past or delete those messages, and IMHO everybody should
>do the same.
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Sorry to whomever but I delete those HTML suckers as fast as I see them.
oh well, my loss right? I also never read mail with
"fordtrucks-small listservice.net" in the SUBJECT line. Sorry again, but
oh well. I thought Ken set this up to bounce these but I guess one got
through. Still, It would be very difficult to beat this group/list for
quality info and entertainment.

Brian Rickman bmrickman juno.com
91 Explorer 4X4 EB AOD (with a new heater blower motor...brrrrrrr)
81 F100 2wd 351w AOD

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 18:04:25 -0500
From: Luke Wells
Subject: header answer

try bbk http//:www.bbk1.com

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 23:32:44 EST
From: EdDSP
Subject: 98 4.0 Ranger mileage

This is a question for 98 Ranger owners with the 4.0 engine. What kind of
mileage are you ladies and gents getting? I'm still breaking in our 98
Supercab, and currently mileage seems a bit on the crappy side. BTW it's an
auto with the 3.73 gears.

- -Ed

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 00:11:22 -0500
From: Andrew
Subject: Aerostar & Differential Instation info....


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