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fordtrucks-small-digest Tuesday, March 17 1998 Volume 02 : Number 081



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In this issue:

Missing volume ["David Goodwin" ]
Ranger 9x tachometer question [Jonathan Sherman
Parts and Decals [Tom Colosimo ]
Re: s10klr [S-10 Killer ]
Whoops! ["=?iso-8859-1?Q?Andr=E9?= E. Benguerel" ]
1984 Bronco II [HOUGH23 ]
Re: Explorer Director's Chairs-Free!! [KWall14 ]
RE: Explorer Director's Chairs-Free!! ["Rio, Tony" ]
Re: Explorer Director's Chairs-Free!! ["Bill A'Hearn"
Re: Explorer Director's Chairs-Free!! [Thom Cheney ]
suggestions [mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)]
1984 Bronco II [Hawk sktc.net]
tonneau cover q's [Luke Wells ]
Bed rail q's [Luke Wells ]
Re: I wonder? [Jordan ]
Re: Explorer Director's Chairs-Free!! ["Bill A'Hearn"
Re: Ranger 9x tachometer question [Tom Test ]

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 04:26:23 PST
From: "David Goodwin"
Subject: Missing volume

I seem to be missing Volume 2 #77
I you've got it, I'd appreciate a copy.
Send to www.david_goodwin88 hotmail.com

Thanks

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 07:50:36 -0500 (EST)
From: Jonathan Sherman
Subject: Ranger 9x tachometer question

I just got a 96 Ranger (2.3L) and would like to add a tachometer to it. I
figure I'll just mount a mini-tach to the steering column. What do I need to
do to access the proper hookups? Also, is this information available
anywhere, like the service manual? Thanks...

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 13:44:47
From: Tom Colosimo
Subject: Parts and Decals

A little while ago some jerk backed into my 89 XLT Ranger and bent my bumper. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement (for less then $240, ford wants). Its a chrome one with the black plastic in the middle, if anyone needs to know.

While I'm on the subject, does anyone know where I can get decals (such as a checkered flag) for my truck.

Thanks
-Tom Colosimo


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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 09:16:47 -0600 (CST)
From: S-10 Killer
Subject: Re: s10klr

No, my 2.3 is N/A. Thought about going T/C but found out that I would
have way to many problems and that it was just better to do a N/A to T/C
swap.

I did throw in a SVO cam and it gave me more top end. The Black Magic fan
that I put in gave me a good 3 to 5 hp and a little bit more low end.

The 302 swap is looking pretty good for this Summer. Im almost done
getting every thing I need. Just need to find a 8.8" rear end.

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2.3L, SVO OHC
S-10 Killer
GT-40 Ranger
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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 10:47:51 +0000
From: "=?iso-8859-1?Q?Andr=E9?= E. Benguerel"
Subject: Whoops!

> 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.


Sorry guys, after reading Mike's post twice I realized he was talking
about the instrument panel lighting. Oh, well. FYI on new bulbs!

Andre.

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 13:58:09 EST
From: HOUGH23
Subject: 1984 Bronco II

I am having problems with my 1984 Bronco II 2.8L V6 automatic transmission
4wd. I have replaced almost everything, and had the carburator rebuilt. It
runs fine in park with the EGR vacuum line pulled off, but it runs rough and
stalls when the line is reattached. Even with the vacuum line pulled and
plugged, it has no power in drive and it dies when I accelerate. It doesn't
usually stall but it just won't move! If anyone has any ideas I would try
anything! Thanks!

Dave

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 16:27:14 EST
From: KWall14
Subject: Re: Explorer Director's Chairs-Free!!

Over the Last few months several people on this list said that they had
recieved free director's chairs in the mail after buying '98 Explorer XLT's.
I bought a '98 Sport in Dec. 1997, but never recieved anything. However,
today I recived a box in the mail w/ two Ford Explorer logo chairs that fold
up into a macthing logo bag. Just wondering if any other '98 Sport owners got
these.

Kris '98 Black Explorer Sport

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 15:34:19 -0600
From: "Rio, Tony"
Subject: RE: Explorer Director's Chairs-Free!!

My father just received two after he bought his new Expedition

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


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> Sent:Monday, March 16, 1998 3:27 PM
> To:KWall14 aol.com; fordtrucks-small ListService.net
> Subject:Re: Explorer Director's Chairs-Free!!
>
> Over the Last few months several people on this list said that they
> had
> recieved free director's chairs in the mail after buying '98 Explorer
> XLT's.
> I bought a '98 Sport in Dec. 1997, but never recieved anything.
> However,
> today I recived a box in the mail w/ two Ford Explorer logo chairs
> that fold
> up into a macthing logo bag. Just wondering if any other '98 Sport
> owners got
> these.
>
> Kris '98 Black Explorer Sport
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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 14:45:16 -0800
From: "Bill A'Hearn"
Subject: Re: Explorer Director's Chairs-Free!!

I guess new '97 buyers got nada eh??

Bill A'Hearn
97 Explorer XLT 5.0 L (Mar '97)
88 Ranger SuperCab XLT 2.9 L


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On 3/16/98, at 4:27 PM, KWall14 wrote:

>Over the Last few months several people on this list said that they had
>recieved free director's chairs in the mail after buying '98 Explorer
XLT's.
>I bought a '98 Sport in Dec. 1997, but never recieved anything. However,
>today I recived a box in the mail w/ two Ford Explorer logo chairs that
fold
>up into a macthing logo bag. Just wondering if any other '98 Sport owners
got
>these.
>
>Kris '98 Black Explorer Sport
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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 15:01:24 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: Explorer Director's Chairs-Free!!

Bill A'Hearn wrote:
>
> I guess new '97 buyers got nada eh??


hmmm..... 2.9% financing, $4500 off the window sticker.... nah, not
much.

TC

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 18:11:25 +0000
From: mgpkep juno.com (Michael G. Peacock)
Subject: suggestions

Hi all,
I have a '86 BroncoII. It's a 2.9Lefi with a 5-speed manual trans
and stock 3.45 axles. I like the 2.9L but I would really like to put a
302 in it. I also like the manual 5-speed for the highway milage but I
would like to put a beefier 5-speed in. Also, I really want the 4-to-1
or something comparable for offroad crawling. There's also the diffs, I
am going to put the new Powertrax no-slip in when production starts for
the broncoII. But this is also a concern, why spend the money on diffs
for the 7.5 and Dana28. I've talked to advance adapters and they tell me
that I "can do anything I want as long as I have the money, but it starts
with a 302, then a different trans(they say any ford trans I want), then
an atlas t-case," etc, etc. Honestly I can only afford one project at a
time and this is a daily driver. Does anyone have any suggestions on
something I can do without benching the truck for the summer? The motor
has 125K on it and does not burn any oil, the trans is getting hard to
shift into 2nd when cold and the input bearing is talking to me, I fear
it will need rebuilding soon. The trans shop around here said it would
cost between $500 and $1500 to fix. Any suggestions? The 3.45's along
with the 5-speed are great for milage but as I now have 30's on, the low
end is suffering(not even thinking about the 33's it will eventually
have).
Any and all(short of get a new truck)suggestions or thoughts are
appreciated.
Thanks -- mike edi1.com

BTW, We BII and ranger owners really aught to start bugging manufacturers
like Advance Adapters or 4-to-1 to produce crawler devices for us. Or put
our heads together and produce one ourselves! Whatdaya think?

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Date: 16 Mar 1998 20:09:54 EDT
From: Hawk sktc.net
Subject: 1984 Bronco II

FO>I am having problems with my 1984 Bronco II 2.8L V6 automatic transmission
FO>4wd. I have replaced almost everything, and had the carburator rebuilt. It
FO>runs fine in park with the EGR vacuum line pulled off, but it runs rough and
FO>stalls when the line is reattached. Even with the vacuum line pulled and
FO>plugged, it has no power in drive and it dies when I accelerate. It doesn't
FO>usually stall but it just won't move! If anyone has any ideas I would try
FO>anything! Thanks!

FO>Dave

Have you checked for a plugged converter?
Buck

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 21:50:50 -0500
From: Luke Wells
Subject: tonneau cover q's

Does anybody have any experiene with flush tonneau covers? If so where
did you get yours,price,
I really want a flush fiberglass but do not know where to start.

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 21:52:23 -0500
From: Luke Wells
Subject: Bed rail q's

My splash came used with bed rails but I want a bed cover and need to
take them off does anybody
have experience with this? I have a 96 splash regular cab thank you

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 22:28:27 -0600
From: Jordan
Subject: Re: I wonder?

>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
I don't mean to be cruel but.... First of all the Subaru is faster, both
cars must be driven hard to win the race so that factor doesn't matter.
Second both firebirds and camaro's (and mustangs) have terrible repair
histories, the subaru's look good so far. And face it I could say what if
my explorer had all wheel drive and was twin supercharged then it could
beat anything as it is I'll just have to stick with beating up on base
mustangs (I have a standard) heh heh.
Jordan

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Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 00:49:40 -0800
From: "Bill A'Hearn"
Subject: Re: Explorer Director's Chairs-Free!!

I didn't get 2.9%-we bought several months before that was offered... sooo
nah not much...

Bill

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On 3/16/98, at 3:01 PM, Thom Cheney wrote:

>Bill A'Hearn wrote:
>>
>> I guess new '97 buyers got nada eh??
>
>
>hmmm..... 2.9% financing, $4500 off the window sticker.... nah, not
>much.
>
>TC

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Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 05:01:32 EST
From: Tom Test
Subject: Re: Ranger 9x tachometer question

In a message dated 98-03-16 07:51:01 EST, stormlord writes:

> I just got a 96 Ranger (2.3L) and would like to add a tachometer to it. I
> figure I'll just mount a mini-tach to the steering column. What do I need
> to
> do to access the proper hookups?

I just did this for my '92. Because it is cheaper to cover all the possible
options with one wiring harness than it is to make and install different
harnesses for the assorted possible combinations, Ford has put all
the wires you need in the connectors to your existing instrument panel.

Most aftermarket tachs will have four wires: a wire that goes to the
"points" side of the coil to pick up signal, a wire that goes to "hot
when ignition is on" to power the tach, a wire to pick up lighting,
and a ground for all three. All should be available on the plug that
goes into the tach side of the instrument cluster that would have
a tach; a picture in the owner's manual tells you which side that is.

I recommend getting a Haynes manual that covers your truck, if
only for the wiring diagrams. If it doesn't have a diagram for the
instrument clusters, the connectors to the cluster will show up
on other diagrams (ignition, power distribution, instrument lighting).
Each pertinent diagram will show a connector number (it was 25 in
1992), a pin number on the connector, and a color code for the
wire. There is a 50-50 chance for any reversible connector on the
wiring harness that the connector was flipped 180 degrees when
the harness was built, so trust the wiring color codes if the pin
numbers on the diagram are inconsistent with the numbers molded
on the connector.

For whatever it is worth in 1996, for the 89-92 cluster your ground was
black, the coil signal was yellow stripe on tan, the switched power was
yellow stripe on red, and instrument lighting was red strip on light blue.
If you closely examine the printed circuit on your non-tach cluster, you
can trace all but the coil signal to something appropriate; that one will go
nowhere.

My personal preference for tapping these wires is to clear 1/2 inch
of insulation and solder, then cover each joint with good electrical
tape. There is probably a crimp-on connector to do the job, but
you my find a big disparity between the wire sizes on the tach
harness and the sizes for the factory wiring.

Hardest part of this job is getting the instrument cluster in and out,
the hardest part of that will be dealing with the speedometer cable,
even with the quick disconnect. Getting it off isn't too bad if you can
get a hand on the connector. Getting it back on is a major pain....


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