small-list-digest Monday, September 7 1998 Volume 02 : Number 250



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Re: FTE Small - EFI 5.0 w/ T5 in a Ranger
Re: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Re: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Re: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
Re: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
FTE Small - Re: Tonneau covers
FTE Small - Stuck Computer Codes, Help needed
FTE Small - update on my leaf spring renewal
Re: FTE Small - Re: Tonneau covers

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Date: Sun, 06 Sep 1998 11:44:51 -0500
From: Mike Fisher
Subject: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)

If any of you live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and are looking for
tires, these may be what you need. I just got a new set of 31" BFG AT's
for my truck, and have no need for the tires I took off. They are OEM
Firestone Wilderness AT's, outline-white-letter, 235/75-15's with 10,060
miles on them. They are in perfect condition, and have 11/32" of tread
left (new tires of this same type have 13/32"). I will let the set of
four go today for $100. A new set will run you ~$350.

Mike Fisher
1997 AWD Mountaineer
Grapevine, TX

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Date: Sun, 06 Sep 1998 13:10:51 -0400
From: daner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - EFI 5.0 w/ T5 in a Ranger

Well I have done everything you have asked about so I guess I can help you
out.

I'm running a stock 5.0L EFI with a t-5 tranny. I have an ext-a-cab 89
ranger custom.
I had to move the 2.9L 5-speed tranny crossmember up 3-1/4" for the t-5
tranny.
And I am using the stock 2-piece driveshaft with a 7.5 rear end (410 posi)

But after Friday's night's 14.36 97.39 mph I'm thinking 8.8" or 9" now
since when I was doing a burnout I wasn't on the cemet pad and I broke the
spider gears
which in turn wrecked a couple of teeth on the ring and pinion gears.

As for the mustang 8.8" rearends with do have a coil-over spring setup and
ranger's have lift-spring.
But i think '90+ rangers came with 8.8" with lift springs so you can have
the 8.8" if you can find one
in the wreckers. But if you plan on racing then maybe a 9" is the way to
go, and gears are cheaper
for 9"'s than 8.8"'s (will they are up here in Ontario Canada :) )

As for the stock driveshaft holding up, I broke the yoke on the tailend of
the 2 piece shaft, only after
I decided to run slicks. I did a great smoke show, and the staged, I let go
at 3000 and I didn't even get a
reaction time, I broke the yoke. It grenaded big time, aswell I crack the
driver side cap inside the differential.
So I would recommend a custom one piece shaft if you plan on beat it to the
ground like me, but alas
I'm running on zero funds for the whole PROJECT RANGER.


At 03:16 PM 9/5/98 -0400, Tom Colosimo wrote:
> 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: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 12:50:21 -0000
From: "John Becker"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)

wonder,
how many miles ?
I got 94,000 out of mine on my 92 ranger.

John.
Louisiana, Missouri.


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> From: Mike Fisher
> To: Ford Small Truck Mailing List
> Subject: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
> Date: Sunday, September 06, 1998 4:44 PM
>
> If any of you live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and are looking for
> tires, these may be what you need. I just got a new set of 31" BFG AT's
> for my truck, and have no need for the tires I took off. They are OEM
> Firestone Wilderness AT's, outline-white-letter, 235/75-15's with 10,060
> miles on them. They are in perfect condition, and have 11/32" of tread
> left (new tires of this same type have 13/32"). I will let the set of
> four go today for $100. A new set will run you ~$350.
>
> Mike Fisher
> 1997 AWD Mountaineer
> Grapevine, TX
>
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Date: Sun, 06 Sep 1998 13:13:09 -0500
From: Mike Fisher
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)

I apologize, but I don't understand what you are asking.

Mike Fisher
1997 AWD Mountaineer
Grapevine, TX

John Becker wrote:

> wonder,
> how many miles ?
> I got 94,000 out of mine on my 92 ranger.
>
> John.
> Louisiana, Missouri.
>
> ----------
> > From: Mike Fisher
> > To: Ford Small Truck Mailing List
> > Subject: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
> > Date: Sunday, September 06, 1998 4:44 PM
> >
> > If any of you live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and are looking for
> > tires, these may be what you need. I just got a new set of 31" BFG AT's
> > for my truck, and have no need for the tires I took off. They are OEM
> > Firestone Wilderness AT's, outline-white-letter, 235/75-15's with 10,060
> > miles on them. They are in perfect condition, and have 11/32" of tread
> > left (new tires of this same type have 13/32"). I will let the set of
> > four go today for $100. A new set will run you ~$350.
> >
> > Mike Fisher
> > 1997 AWD Mountaineer
> > Grapevine, TX
> >
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Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 14:08:06 -0000
From: "John Becker"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)

OK will try again.

I wonder how many miles did you get out of them
I got 94,000 before I had to replace my firestone's on my
92 ford ranger...



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> From: Mike Fisher
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
> Date: Sunday, September 06, 1998 6:13 PM
>
> I apologize, but I don't understand what you are asking.
>
> Mike Fisher
> 1997 AWD Mountaineer
> Grapevine, TX
>
> John Becker wrote:
>
> > wonder,
> > how many miles ?
> > I got 94,000 out of mine on my 92 ranger.
> >
> > John.
> > Louisiana, Missouri.
> >
> > ----------
> > > From: Mike Fisher
> > > To: Ford Small Truck Mailing List
> > > Subject: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
> > > Date: Sunday, September 06, 1998 4:44 PM
> > >
> > > If any of you live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and are looking for
> > > tires, these may be what you need. I just got a new set of 31" BFG
AT's
> > > for my truck, and have no need for the tires I took off. They are OEM
> > > Firestone Wilderness AT's, outline-white-letter, 235/75-15's with
10,060
> > > miles on them. They are in perfect condition, and have 11/32" of
tread
> > > left (new tires of this same type have 13/32"). I will let the set of
> > > four go today for $100. A new set will run you ~$350.
> > >
> > > Mike Fisher
> > > 1997 AWD Mountaineer
> > > Grapevine, TX
> > >
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Date: Sun, 06 Sep 1998 14:31:17 -0500
From: Mike Fisher
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)

Hi John,

Mine are not worn out at all. They have 10,000 miles on them. I am sure they
have at least 50,000 mile left at the rate they have been wearing. I just got
new tires because I wanted some that looked better on the vehicle. For some
reason, Ford insists on putting undersized tires on the Explorers.

Mike Fisher
1997 AWD Mountaineer
Grapevine, TX

John Becker wrote:

> OK will try again.
>
> I wonder how many miles did you get out of them
> I got 94,000 before I had to replace my firestone's on my
> 92 ford ranger...
>
> ----------
> > From: Mike Fisher
> > To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> > Subject: Re: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
> > Date: Sunday, September 06, 1998 6:13 PM
> >
> > I apologize, but I don't understand what you are asking.
> >
> > Mike Fisher
> > 1997 AWD Mountaineer
> > Grapevine, TX
> >
> > John Becker wrote:
> >
> > > wonder,
> > > how many miles ?
> > > I got 94,000 out of mine on my 92 ranger.
> > >
> > > John.
> > > Louisiana, Missouri.
> > >
> > > ----------
> > > > From: Mike Fisher
> > > > To: Ford Small Truck Mailing List
> > > > Subject: FTE Small - Firestone Tires For Sale (Dallas-Ft. Worth)
> > > > Date: Sunday, September 06, 1998 4:44 PM
> > > >
> > > > If any of you live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and are looking for
> > > > tires, these may be what you need. I just got a new set of 31" BFG
> AT's
> > > > for my truck, and have no need for the tires I took off. They are OEM
> > > > Firestone Wilderness AT's, outline-white-letter, 235/75-15's with
> 10,060
> > > > miles on them. They are in perfect condition, and have 11/32" of
> tread
> > > > left (new tires of this same type have 13/32"). I will let the set of
> > > > four go today for $100. A new set will run you ~$350.
> > > >
> > > > Mike Fisher
> > > > 1997 AWD Mountaineer
> > > > Grapevine, TX
> > > >
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Date: Sun, 06 Sep 1998 13:30:31 -0700
From: Ken Justice
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Tonneau covers

To J. Gerhart,

There are almost 40 manufacturers of tonneau covers in the USA. This
includes hard, soft and fiberglass. There should be lots of choices and
price ranges for you to pick from.

If you wish (and anyone else), E-mail me personally and I'll send you a
list of the manufacturers with their telphone numbers. You can then call
for the nearest distributor, etc.

Regards,

Ken Justice
Discover the Working Mat!
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.workingmat.com
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Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 18:57:54 EDT
From: CBadgerJr aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - Stuck Computer Codes, Help needed

I recently aquired a "project vehicle" as an 84 Bronco II with a 2.8L V-6,
with 4-wheel drive, automatic transmission, A/C, PB and PS. It was not taken
care of very well. It gets 13 miles per gallon on the highway, 10 around
town, with th efront hubs unlocked. Having been told that it should get 18-20
mpg, I hooked up a $25 LED computer code reader to it and attempted to get the
codes from the computer. However, the LED stays on continuously during the
Key On Engine Off test, and I am unable to get any codes out of the computer.
Any ideas?

Chuck
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Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 22:53:04 EDT
From: KLESNANSKY aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - update on my leaf spring renewal

Well, after my last trip four wheeling my boss wanted to go back, both of us
had to do some major repairs. Well, today we went back and kicked the trail!
Had a little pucker going on for a few of the spots, that we didn't get to
last time, when my passenger rear tire was in the air by a few feet? Oh why
do I do this? Rhetorical question. Anyway the truck that followed me thru
was a toy that was lifted like 6 or so inches. Same pucker point but his tire
was in the air over my head, by the way I am 6'2. Thought it was nice to see
someone else try the same thing. Hope fully next week we will go to Holy
Cross City. Anyone Here in Colorado interested in joining us? I do have to
say that you do need to have at least 31 inch tires and a limited slip or
locker in one or both pumpkins. If interested please email me directly.

95 ranger 4.0 stx lifted 2"
Ken
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Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 21:37:41 -0700
From: "Craig Rubin"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: Tonneau covers

Ken,

I'm a new subscriber to the group and would like to get the list of tonneau
cover manufacturers. I would like to put one on my Rancher and maybe one
later on the F250.

Thanks,

Craig Rubin
crubin foxinternet.net

'63 Ranchero
'85 F250

- -----Original Message-----
From: Ken Justice
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, September 06, 1998 1:27 PM
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Tonneau covers


>To J. Gerhart,
>
>There are almost 40 manufacturers of tonneau covers in the USA. This
>includes hard, soft and fiberglass. There should be lots of choices and
>price ranges for you to pick from.
>
>If you wish (and anyone else), E-mail me personally and I'll send you a
>list of the manufacturers with their telphone numbers. You can then call
>for the nearest distributor, etc.....


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