small-list-digest Sunday, September 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 249



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit
FTE Small - EFI 5.0 w/ T5 in a Ranger
Re: FTE Small - EFI 5.0 w/ T5 in a Ranger
FTE Small - Tire Size
Re: FTE Small - Tire Size
FTE Small - Re: small-list-digest V2 #248
Re: FTE Small - Re: small-list-digest V2 #248

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Date: Sat, 05 Sep 1998 14:46:28 -0400
From: daner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger 302 Kit

Well if the '93 has the same front end as a 89-92 I think it's the same
under the hood.

I ran a 14.369 97.39 mph last night, but I broke the 410 posi ring and
gear in the
7.5" rearend - off the wreckers to find an aerostar rearend for it's gears.

A little TIP for ranger owners - early aerostar's had 7.5" 373 and 410
posi's - SHHHHHHHH
PASS IT ON! :)

At 01:20 PM 9/2/98 -0400, bobherring juno.com wrote:
>I have the 93 Ranger with the 4.0 V6. Are these about the same
>size under the hood as the 89?
>>daner wrote:
>>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.
>
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Date: Sat, 05 Sep 1998 15:16:11 -0400
From: Tom Colosimo
Subject: FTE Small - EFI 5.0 w/ T5 in a Ranger

I own an 89 ranger 2 wheel drive with the 2.9 and A4LD trans. Like a lot
of people on this list I am toying with the idea of swapping out the 2.9
for a 5.0. I have some information on doing this but there are still a few
questions I have.

1) Can I use a T5 manual transmission out of a Mustang? I have seen
adapters but they are way to expensive for me. What do these adapters do
and more importantly can it be done without the adapter?

2) What about the rear? I don't think the 7.5" that I have will hold up
to the power of a 5.0 and the ones out of a Mustang don't fit because of
the differing rear suspension.

3) Will my current drive shaft fit and be able to hold up to the power?
If not do I have to get a custom driveshaft made or will one out of another
car fit?

Those are the real pressing questions I have. If anyone has any
information about doing this feel free to forward it to me.

Thanks in advance for any help!!!
-Tom Colosimo
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Date: Sat, 05 Sep 1998 16:23:03 +0000
From: Garr&Pam
Subject: Re: FTE Small - EFI 5.0 w/ T5 in a Ranger

I own an 89 ranger 2 wheel drive with the 2.9 and A4LD trans. Like a
lot of people on this list I am toying with the idea of swapping out the
2.9 for a 5.0. I have some information on doing this but there are
still a few questions I have.
1) Can I use a T5 manual transmission out of a Mustang? I have seen
adapters but they are way to expensive for me. What do these adapters
do and more importantly can it be done without the adapter?

The adapters make bolting everything up alot easier. You won't have to
fabricate any parts, and retain your stock driveshaft. Sure it can be
done without adapters but it is alot easier with them!

2) What about the rear? I don't think the 7.5" that I have will hold up
to the power of a 5.0 and the ones out of a Mustang don't fit because of
the differing rear suspension.

Some rangers have 8.8(93 up) I am not sure about pre 93...All 4.0 and
all Splash got 8.8" same as the Mustangs just setup for the ranger
instead.

3) Will my current drive shaft fit and be able to hold up to the power?
If not do I have to get a custom driveshaft made or will one out of
another car fit?

If you use the adapters it will fit if you don't then its going to be up
to you to make it fit...The driveshaft should be just fine.
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Date: Sat, 05 Sep 1998 16:54:23 -0700
From: fneal x-press.net
Subject: FTE Small - Tire Size

I am looking to buy new tires for my 89 BII. It is currently at the
stock height with 205s. The factory rims are 15 x 7 and I would like to
increase the size to 235s. The manual says 205s, some people say one
size over to 215s, somewhere I read you can go 10% over which would be
225s and I have seen other BIIs around town that are running 235s. Has
anyone out there put 235s on a BII without a lift kit. There appears to
be enough room but I would hate to have them installed and find out that
they would rub against the inner fender walls on a turn.

Thanks,
Forrest
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Date: Sat, 05 Sep 1998 17:25:05 +0000
From: Garr&Pam
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Tire Size

fneal x-press.net wrote:
>
> I am looking to buy new tires for my 89 BII. It is currently at the
> stock height with 205s. The factory rims are 15 x 7 and I would like to
> increase the size to 235s. The manual says 205s, some people say one
> size over to 215s, somewhere I read you can go 10% over which would be
> 225s and I have seen other BIIs around town that are running 235s. Has
> anyone out there put 235s on a BII without a lift kit. There appears to
> be enough room but I would hate to have them installed and find out that
> they would rub against the inner fender walls on a turn.

My old truck(94 ranger Splash) had 15X7 and 235 60 from the factory.
Never had a problem and that truck handle better than any sports car I
ever got into a corner with. To bad I had the 4 banger and got left
coming out of the corner.
Chris
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Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 19:44:09 EDT
From: Jmgerhart aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - Re: small-list-digest V2 #248

I'm looking for a tono cover for my 98 Ranger. I was told that it would be
$325.00 when my father paid $225.00 for the one on his godforsaken Chevy full-
size! Why does it cost more for a smaller truck?

J. Gerhart
First time Ford owner (and proud of it)!
Newark, Delaware
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Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 20:05:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: tarmy webtv.net (tommy oslick jr)
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: small-list-digest V2 #248

i found one for mine it was only 210.00 here in pgh pa

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