small-list-digest Wednesday, September 2 1998 Volume 02 : Number 245



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - Shocked by shocks (prices) for the Explorer
Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit
Re: FTE Small - Shocked by shocks (prices) for the Explorer
Re: FTE Small - Michael Krause in California...
Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit
FTE Small - ADMIN: Anti-SPAM
FTE Small - ADMIN: More on spam... please read.

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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 08:12:52 -0400
From: luxjo thecore.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Shocked by shocks (prices) for the Explorer

> > The edelbrock IAS are repainted Trailmaster SSVs.
> > SSVs are only about 30-35 bucks a pop ( 28.00
> > jobber ).
> > -Russ
> >


I thought edlbrock had several new patents for those shocks? How'd
they get away with that?

OX
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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 09:12:36 -0400
From: daner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit

I, too , have a 1989 5.0L ext-a-cab ranger (EFI) that is running 14.602
94.91 mph with a stock motor, that had over 150,000 kms on it and I
refreshed it.

If you need any help, shoot me some questions and I'll try to hook you up.

I got my motor mounts and headers from a place in Michigan called Total
Performance.

At 10:32 PM 8/31/98 -0400, douglas elliott wrote:
>try L&L products---(972)-475-5202
>sorry no web site
>i am building my third 5.0 ranger swap .
>no big deal unless you live somewhere warm , they tend to overheat
>easily .
>they are pretty tight which generates poor air flow.
> ~~~LATER~~~
>
> REAL STREET BY DESIGN
>
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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 10:51:33 -0400
From: "Russ Parker"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Shocked by shocks (prices) for the Explorer

They didn't get away with nothin yet.....Keep your eye on court TV ;)
- -----Original Message-----
From: luxjo thecore.com
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, September 01, 1998 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Shocked by shocks (prices) for the Explorer


>> > The edelbrock IAS are repainted Trailmaster SSVs.
>> > SSVs are only about 30-35 bucks a pop ( 28.00
>> > jobber ).
>> > -Russ
>> >
>
>
> I thought edlbrock had several new patents for those shocks? How'd
>they get away with that?
>
> OX
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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 19:34:53 -0500
From: Mike Fisher
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Michael Krause in California...

Hi Michael,

Remember I warned you about pulling that trailer with the Explorer? You
should get someone to look at that tranny right away before you do any
damage to hard parts (if you haven't already). The transmissions in those
trucks are prone to early failure anyway, much less adding a heavy, loaded
trailer going over big mountains. The problem that causes it to not want to
go into gear gets worse with time, and my experience has been that a filter
and fluid change will do little or nothing to get rid of the symptoms.

Your engine is probably OK, but keep an eye on oil consumption!

Good Luck!

Mike Fisher
1997 Mountaineer AWD
Grapevine, TX

Michael Krause wrote:

> Hello all you Ford truck lovers. It's me, Michael Krause, formally of
> Texas now in California. Yes, I've finally made it out here, but not
> without sacrificing a little of my precious Explorer to do so. For all
> those who remember, I towed a 6x12 U-haul out to Cali with my '91
> Explorer. I thought my car was going to die driving through those
> mountains. It was coughing up oil in the exhaust and now that I finally
> have rid myself of that awful U-haul, the tranny seems a little out of
> tune. First the burning oil:
> Driving in D and not in overdrive, I was putting a lot of stress on the
> engine. Running up into the 3500 RPM range going up the mountains
> between Arizona and California. It was burning oil throughout those
> times, but now that I'm not towing the U-haul it seems to be running
> fine. My question is: Is this normal or should I get it checked for a
> cracked/broken something-or-another? I don't want to spend the $$
> unless it's absolutely necessary, seeing as I'm living on my own now and
> can't afford the things I'd like to purchase.
> Now the tranny:
> Since having the U-haul off my beloved Explorer there are times when I'm
> stopped and press the gas pedal and the gears don't catch right away. I
> have to rev the gas a bit till the gears catch. My Q is: Is this a big
> problem waiting to do me wrong or can I just change out the filter and
> fluid and it should help?
> Well, that's it. Many thanks to all those who reply. For all those in
> the San Diego area, give me a hollar. I don't know too many people and
> want to get out.
>
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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 17:46:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tim Allen Smith
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit

- ---douglas elliott wrote:
>
> try L&L products---(972)-475-5202
> sorry no web site
> i am building my third 5.0 ranger swap .
> no big deal unless you live somewhere warm , they tend to overheat
> easily .
> they are pretty tight which generates poor air flow.
> ~~~LATER~~~
>

take a look at the Sept issue of Ford Truckin' mag
they have an article about 302 swaps
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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 21:01:47 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: Anti-SPAM

A vendor has just recently cruised by our site and harvested email
addresses from the pictorial and is sending unsolicited email (spam)
to list members. They've just been chastised about it. If it
continues, I'll announce who they are to the lists so you'll know
who to stay away from.

Last night, an automated web email address harvester hit our site
and nearly brought it down. I fought with the stupid thing for 4
hours because it was stuck cycling through our shopping cart pages.
The web logs were building up faster than I could remove them.

Due to these two recent episodes, I'm going to revert back to a
policy I used to have on the web site: all email addresses on the
site will now have *spam-remove* in the middle of the address. This
will help prevent address harvesting.

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

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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 21:47:29 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: More on spam... please read.

I just did some investigation and found who hit our server last night.
Check this out..... and read it all before you send any nasty email
to the spammer if you're one of the recipients.

Our logs indicated that IP 209.67.161.130 was the culprit. I did a
lookup and that resolved to globalpac.com

The spammer, John's F100s, was using kminet.net for the email server.
Did a lookup on kminet.net and guess what? Its hosted by globalpac.com!

Do not jump down John's F100s for this. They were, in many ways, a
victim, just like Ford Truck Enthusiasts and many of the list members.
The email address harvester from kminet.net caused major damage to my
shopping cart database and its going to take a while to rebuild.
Kminet.net is getting billed for all my time fighting off their attack.

I just got done talking to Diana Wall, of John's F100s. She was
pretty distraught. She was told by the marketers at kminet.net that
the mailing list they provided contained addresses of people who had
requested Ford truck products. As is sometimes the case, an innocent
victim can have their reputation ruined by the deceit of a spam
company. Diana had no idea that kminet.net just harvested the addresses
from our site, and who knows how many other Ford truck sites. She
didn't know it was spam, she thought the people wanted the emails.

For the record, Diana extends her deepest apologies. She offered to
email the people who were spammed but was afraid that it might make
matters worse. John's F100 has a good reputation in the classic
Ford truck community and I don't think this incident should change
that. Please send complaints to kminet.net as they are the true culprits.
I'm preparing an invoice right now to kminet.net for all the time I
spent last night fighting this off.

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


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