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fordtrucks-small-digest Tuesday, March 31 1998 Volume 02 : Number 095



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In this issue:

Re: Under hood lamp gone on 97 Aerostar [Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
Dana in a Ranger ["Bryan Snyder" ]
Re: lift for BroncoII [Filip M Gieszczykiewicz ]
Re: Underhood lamps on Aerostar (and others) ["Tom Watson"
Re: 98 Ranger tow hitches ["Pete Lawless" ]
Re: Lift for BroncoII ["Pete Lawless" ]
clearcoat = no soap or wax? [EI - Michael Ioco
Re: Odds and ends... [Jordan ]
Re: Under hood light! ["Andr E. Benguerel" ]
V-8 Ranger Swap [PhatStang ]
V-8 Swap? [PhatStang ]
V-8 Swap? [PhatStang ]
Re: V-8 Swap? [mark fitzgerald ]
FS: Vortech Super Charger for 90-94 Ranger/Explorer [Geoffrey Hoffman

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 05:48:26 -0600 (CST)
From: Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
Subject: Re: Under hood lamp gone on 97 Aerostar

You (Scola) wrote:
> The hood lamp has also disappeared from Explorer's. ' 97 was the last year
> to have 'em standard on XLT's.
> The hood lamp must be listed on a Ford bean counters list as a way to save
> .50 a vechicle.

The percentage of owners who know or desire to know what to *DO* with
a hood-lamp has been shrinking as well... so they're kinda justified ;-)

"What do you mean there is no distributor..." "...is that bad?"

[duh]

Take care.

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 03:53:04 PST
From: "Bryan Snyder"
Subject: Dana in a Ranger

I would like to know who has seen or put a Dana 44 in their ranger. How
much did it cost? Who did it? How does it work? Will it work with my
existing lift and other accessories? Thanks for any info!

Bryan

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 05:59:11 -0600 (CST)
From: Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
Subject: Re: lift for BroncoII

You (T.J. Spampinato) wrote:
> Hey can any one recomend to me a good lift for a stock 87 bronco II? I
> want to run 31's or 33's if possible. This is my daily driver so I
> don't want to be eating tires w/ front end problems. Also will I have to
> mess w/ gearing to handle these larger tires, my stock 2.9 and 5 speed
> give good power still?

You can try James Duff (they're at www.jamesduff.com so you can see pics).
They have 2.5 and 3" lifts complete with new springs, options for dual
shocks etc. Looks good and a friend of mine who installed it is quite
pleased. He also said, "Sure, I'd _like_ a 4.0l V8... but this 2.9 is
quite capable"... So, if you have $2.5K to blow, go right ahead... just
remember that a lot of people do with a 2.8l :-)

What _I'd_ like to know is if there is a 1" lift kit available. I
essentially want all the new brackets and mounts and bolts... because
mine are rusted out and since I'm replacing all the bolts and rubber
mounts _anyways_, I wanted a "commercial" solution... it just seems
a bit boring to replace it all with "originals" ;-) So I have JD's
poly bushings on order... and I'll just get standard grade 8 bolts
from a parts place and be done with it.

Take care.

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 02:53:55 -0800
From: "Tom Watson"
Subject: Re: Underhood lamps on Aerostar (and others)

In previous rantings, "Gary Snook" wrote:
> Subject: Under hood lamp gone on 97 Aerostar
>
> The underhood light is gone on my 97 Aerostar. It was on the 92 I used to
> have. Anyone know what year it went bye-bye? I have read in this list the
> Ranger light also went. My 94 Ranger still has the light.

It's gone in the '98 Explorer. The wierd thing is that there is a nice
hood activated switch there, and it doesn't have anything to do with the
vehicle theft system (used with electronic locks). I tried leaving the
hood open and locking the vehicle and nothing happened. Maybe it is a
simple task to add an underhood light back, much like adding back the side
"courtesy lamps" with the white/red lenses. Maybe a little wire searching
is in order.
- --
Tom Watson (generic short signature)
tsw johana.com

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 10:32:15 -0800
From: "Pete Lawless"
Subject: Re: 98 Ranger tow hitches

Ed,
CP Products makes a Class III receiver style hitch for the 1998 Ranger. It
has a different part number than the '91-'97 Rangers. Specs on the hitch
are 5000 lbs. weight distributing, 3500 lbs. weight carrying. The hitch is
private labeled for CP by Valley Industries which is a Ford Quality #1 OEM.
You can call 800-876-2627 to locate a dealer near you. No applications for
the '98 were available in Class I or Class II hitches. I have their hitch
on my '88 Ranger. It's almost invisible, hidden behind the bumber and all
you can see is the chrome receiver cap.
Later... Pete

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 11:15:42 -0800
From: "Pete Lawless"
Subject: Re: Lift for BroncoII

T.J. Spampinato:
Check out http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.jamesduff.com/ they have a good selection of moderate
BII lifts that will accomodate 31's. For 33's you'll need to go higher or
use cut-out flares.
You probably won't need to modify gearing for the 31's although you will
notice a difference in performance. For the 33's you'll need to move up to
4.11's or so.

Later.... Pete

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 14:39:10 -0500 (EST)
From: EI - Michael Ioco
Subject: clearcoat = no soap or wax?

Has anybody heard and/or proved what Ford says about clearcoats? A guy I work
with claims that you don't need to use soap or wax on clearcoats. In fact, it's
BETTER for the finish if you don't use any.

He tried this on his new F-beast and swears by it. Has anybody heard similar?

Both my 97 F-150 and my 98 Ranger are black. The F-150's finish looks pretty
rough close-up. Of course that has seen it's share of 'foam-brushes' at the
quarter car wash, and it sits out in the heat and sun as well as the cold and
the snow-so it sees all of nature's elements.

The Ranger has only 3000 miles on it and I haven't even got close to it with a
foam brush. I'm going to attempt to carry this out as long as possible. But it
does get soap and hot wax at the 'touchless' carwash and the finish is gorgeous.
I'm just worried about what my polishiing wheel will do to it. I don't really
want to see those tiny scratched all over it, but I don't want to find out the
hard way if my polishing wheel is going to scratch it.

I'm still pretty curious about that no wax/soap deal too...



Mike in Michigan


Black 98 Ranger 4x4
Black 97 F-150 4x4
White 96 Explorer 4x4

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 15:31:33 -0600
From: Jordan
Subject: Re: Odds and ends...

>rid of all the gunk that's building up under there. And 3) Concerning
>the Cobra R rims, what is the best way that I can put them on my '91
>Explorer. I really don't want to drill out the center hole on the rims,
>can I possibly go with new brakes or something newer like on the newer
>Explorer's so that the rims can fit with no drilling. Thanks for all
>the input. Keep on going Ford Tough!!!!!!
>Mike Krause
Concerning the rims, I am pretty sure with a wheel spacer (28mm) to be
exact you don't have to drill (assuming 2wd) but to make sure you could try
calling Steeda performance and asking (sorry I don't have number) (they are
the ones who used 28mm offset, rims don't look drilled) or Kenny Brown, (no
#).
Or try a shop around where you are and ask.
Jordan

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 17:07:37 +0000
From: "Andr E. Benguerel"
Subject: Re: Under hood light!

> My '93 Ranger didn't have an under hood light, nor does my '96 Ranger.
>
> Ron
>
My 95' Xlt Supercab 4X4 has one, I love it! It will shut off in ten
minutes though if left up.

Andre

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 20:48:06 EST
From: PhatStang
Subject: V-8 Ranger Swap

Ji there new to this list, so i will make it a first quick question. I
was wondering first of all how many people have seen those V-8 5.0 EFI engine
swaps they do to give those rangers some kick $$ power and speed. I was
wonder if anyone know or thinks, or what ever, if it is possible to to a swwap
like that but put it into a lowered 4 wheel drive model. That way you can
have the handling of a high priced sports car, and the power for a 5.0 stang.
If anyone know any info about this subject please get back with me. Also, if
you know of a web site that deals with this let m know.

Thanx,
Dan

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 21:14:54 EST
From: PhatStang
Subject: V-8 Swap?

Hi there new to this list, so i will make it a first quick question. I
was wondering first of all how many people have seen those V-8 5.0 EFI engine
swaps they do to give those rangers some kick $$ power and speed. I was
wonder if anyone know or thinks, or what ever, if it is possible to to a swwap
like that but put it into a lowered 4 wheel drive model. That way you can
have the handling of a high priced sports car, and the power for a 5.0 stang.
If anyone know any info about this subject please get back with me. Also, if
you know of a web site that deals with this let m know.

Thanx,
Dan

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 22:31:27 EST
From: PhatStang
Subject: V-8 Swap?

Hey I know nearly everyone has seen the 5.0 EFI Ranger with a Cobra
mustang motor in it, Right? I have a similar idea, but with a better
principle. Has anyone ever thought about doing a V-8 Swap with a 4 wheel
drive ranger. I want to do this, but am not sure if it can be done. If
anyone has heard about this or knows of web sites or somewhere i can et info
on this type of conversion let me now. I'd appreciate it.

Thanx,
Dan

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Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 20:04:36 -0800 (PST)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: V-8 Swap?

The swap has been done plenty of times before....let me know if you
want details....
Best regards,
Fitzy

- ---PhatStang wrote:
>
> Hey I know nearly everyone has seen the 5.0 EFI Ranger with a
Cobra
> mustang motor in it, Right? I have a similar idea, but with a better
> principle. Has anyone ever thought about doing a V-8 Swap with a 4
wheel
> drive ranger. I want to do this, but am not sure if it can be done.
If
> anyone has heard about this or knows of web sites or somewhere i can
et info
> on this type of conversion let me now. I'd appreciate it.
>
> Thanx,
> Dan
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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 00:48:08 -0500
From: Geoffrey Hoffman
Subject: FS: Vortech Super Charger for 90-94 Ranger/Explorer

Vortech Supercharger for 90-94 Rangers or Explorers.

Ups horse from 165hp to about 245hp, small impact on mileage.

Installs in about 10-12 hours, or faster if you give it to a shop.

New is 3000 or so. has about 10-12k on it. no problems, just selling the
explorer, so need to get rid of the SC.

$1800

email or call if interested.... gch2 cornell.edu or (607) 277-6501

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