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fordtrucks-small-digest Monday, March 23 1998 Volume 02 : Number 087



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In this issue:

Re: NOS [Hawk sktc.net]
Re: NOS [Garr & Pam ]
Speedo/White Faced Gauges [Anthony Rifici ]
SC noise: Headliner? [Anthony Rifici ]
Re: NOS [Hawk sktc.net]
Re: Speedo/White Faced Gauges [mark fitzgerald ]
RE: Suggestions/ Dana 44 [mark fitzgerald ]

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Date: 22 Mar 1998 09:31:46 EDT
From: Hawk sktc.net
Subject: Re: NOS

FO>In a message dated 98-03-20 20:14:54 EST, you write:

FO>
FO>with
FO> Nitro's >>

FO>Hmm....
FO>Isn't NITRO actually a racing fuel originally used by dry cleaners as a
FO>cleaning solvent?
FO>NITROUS is nitrous oxide...a gas composed of nitrous and oxygen.
FO>As far as F #kin up your engine, so would any high-hp power adder such as a
FO>turbo or supercharger.

FO>-Ed


I disagree with your last sentence. Superchargers have been on
production aircraft engines since before WWII. Turbochargers are very
common on commercial diesel engines. It is UNcommon to find a diesel
truck or tractor engine without one. These engines run forever in
extreme service conditions. GM and Chrysler have even had production
turbo's on autos in the 70's, 80's and 90's. Ford had superchargers on
some of the early T-Birds. I don't think turbo or superchargers will
mess up an engine if they are properly engineered, installed, and
operated.

Buck

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Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 12:52:43 +0000
From: Garr & Pam
Subject: Re: NOS

Hawk sktc.net wrote:
>
> FO>In a message dated 98-03-20 20:14:54 EST, you write:
>
> FO>
> FO>with
> FO> Nitro's >>
>
> FO>Hmm....
> FO>Isn't NITRO actually a racing fuel originally used by dry cleaners as a
> FO>cleaning solvent?
> FO>NITROUS is nitrous oxide...a gas composed of nitrous and oxygen.
> FO>As far as F #kin up your engine, so would any high-hp power adder such as a
> FO>turbo or supercharger.
>
> FO>-Ed
>
> I disagree with your last sentence. Superchargers have been on
> production aircraft engines since before WWII. Turbochargers are very
> common on commercial diesel engines. It is UNcommon to find a diesel
> truck or tractor engine without one. These engines run forever in
> extreme service conditions. GM and Chrysler have even had production
> turbo's on autos in the 70's, 80's and 90's. Ford had superchargers on
> some of the early T-Birds. I don't think turbo or superchargers will
> mess up an engine if they are properly engineered, installed, and
> operated.
>
> Buck
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I agree with you Buck...the problem I have is the life of the turbo or
supercharger. I don't think they cause any harm to the motors life
though. Any comments? I am debating one for my truck(supercharger that
is)
Chris

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Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 19:49:24 -0500
From: Anthony Rifici
Subject: Speedo/White Faced Gauges

'94 Ranger SuperCab XLT: 4.0L, 5-Speed

My speedometer has developed 2 problems lately.=20
1) It seems to react slowly to changes in speed. Ex. When accelerating =
from 45-65 in third, near full throttle, it seems to hover at 45 for a =
while and then move very quickly to 65. The same effect happens when =
decelerating. =20
2) The needle oscillates +/- half a MPH when traveling between 25 and =
37, after that the needle remains steady. This (oscillation) started =
after I had a dealer replace the clutch slave cylinder. I took it back =
to them to have it fixed and they told me that they would probably never =
figure out what the cause, so sending it back in would waste my time. =20

Any Ideas?

Even if I got the dealer to fix problem 2 which must be where the =
speedometer cable connects to the tranny, I would still have problem 1 =
which must be the Speedometer head.=20

Therefore, I am also considering replacing the speedometer. Does =
anybody know if there is a nice white faced gauge set for the Ranger =
that also includes a 120+ MPH speedometer? =09
Thanks,
Tony

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Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 20:14:41 -0500
From: Anthony Rifici
Subject: SC noise: Headliner?

'94 Ranger Supercab XLT: 4.0L, 5-Speed

I have e-mailed before about this problem and have still not been able =
to solve it. I let it go for the winter and am now going to try to =
solve it again. Fresh ideas anybody?

My SC makes a sticking/unsticking noise in the SC portion of the cab. =
The noise seems to be coming from just above the top corners of the rear =
window. The noise occurs when go over bumps and is really noticeable =
when I turn corners onto a different elevation of pavement. Like going =
over a curb. In other words, putting a torsional load on the cab. For =
awhile, I thought it was the window, but it seemed unlikely after =
looking at assembly drawings. I cannot reproduce the noise in my drive =
way by shaking the cab and it is definitely coming from window area. It =
is not the sliding glass in the window, it comes from the corners of the =
whole window's frame. =20

I just completed an internship at an automaker that will remain un-named =
(not Ford) and found out that their cars had some similar noise =
problems. Their problems were caused by the headliner. In one case it =
was rubbing up against the roof and in another case, the rear of the =
headliner is partially held up by something similar to velcro and the =
velcro was sticking and unsticking as the headliner moved. =20

Has anybody had this problem and know it's cause or had a similar =
problem that turned out to be caused by the headliner? Does anybody =
know how the headliner is held up or what is above it? =20

This has been going on for 10,000 miles and I am really getting sick of =
it, so any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,=20
Tony

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Date: 22 Mar 1998 19:28:36 EDT
From: Hawk sktc.net
Subject: Re: NOS

FO>I agree with you Buck...the problem I have is the life of the turbo or
FO>supercharger. I don't think they cause any harm to the motors life
FO>though. Any comments? I am debating one for my truck(supercharger that
FO>is)
FO>Chris


The turbo on our Turbo Coupe Thunderbird has given no problems. Ditto
the LN trucks at work. These vehicles get run hard, but get serviced
religiously. I don't have any first hand knowledge on any after market
supercharger kits. I would think fit and reliability would be the two
main concerns. If you get one, let me know how you like it. What are
you thinking of putting it on, and why?

Good luck,
Buck

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Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 21:18:38 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: Speedo/White Faced Gauges

I know Ford SVO was selling 160Mph speedometers for awhile. i'm not
sure if they were for the newer rangers or the earlier ones though.
you might try giving them a call and see what they say. as for your
speedometer wobbling....i don't knmow what to tell you. i own three
rangers and it does it in all but one. however, the dealer should be
able to fix it. go in there and start asking for manager and owner
names...works for me:)

Best regards,
Fitzy

- ---Anthony Rifici wrote:
>
> '94 Ranger SuperCab XLT: 4.0L, 5-Speed
>
> My speedometer has developed 2 problems lately.
> 1) It seems to react slowly to changes in speed. Ex. When
accelerating from 45-65 in third, near full throttle, it seems to
hover at 45 for a while and then move very quickly to 65. The same
effect happens when decelerating.
> 2) The needle oscillates +/- half a MPH when traveling between 25
and 37, after that the needle remains steady. This (oscillation)
started after I had a dealer replace the clutch slave cylinder. I
took it back to them to have it fixed and they told me that they would
probably never figure out what the cause, so sending it back in would
waste my time.
>
> Any Ideas?
>
> Even if I got the dealer to fix problem 2 which must be where the
speedometer cable connects to the tranny, I would still have problem 1
which must be the Speedometer head.
>
> Therefore, I am also considering replacing the speedometer. Does
anybody know if there is a nice white faced gauge set for the Ranger
that also includes a 120+ MPH speedometer?
> Thanks,
> Tony
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Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 21:34:32 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: RE: Suggestions/ Dana 44

Man...popular topic...ok....dana 44 front axle, locked up, dana 20
transfer case, C4 trannie, ford 9 inch rear axle, locked up. custom
driveshafts. as for the front axle swap...there's three things you
have to keep in mind...$..$..and ..$. Very expensive. as for highway
driving and tire wear, well,, runs pretty straight..nothin like the
old 28...
ummm....email me personally if you want any more details..this list is
probably gettin pretty sick of this topic by now..:)

Best regards,
Fitzy

- ---Pete Lawless wrote:
>
> Fitzy-
> I second the motion to swap out the Dana 28 and Ford 7.5. Even
without the
> 302 these will not hold up to the torque generated by the lower gears
> (4.56's), larger tires (33's or 35's) and posi's or lockers that rock
> crawling will require. I'm running a lightly modified 2.9ltr and I've
> proven this with exploded ring & pinions in the rear and broken
axles and
> axle u-joints up front. I swapped in a Ford 8.8 with very good
results but
> still need to get rid of the Dana 28 and am researching which
direction to
> go.
> Can you give some more details on your Dana 44 swap like: Approx cost;
> problems you ran into; highway manners; etc. Also, sounds like your
drive
> train is non-stock front to back, I'm running stock transmission,
t-case
> and drivelines.
> Thanks... Pete
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