small-list-digest Tuesday, May 26 1998 Volume 02 : Number 145



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Aerostar Oil Pressure Gauge
FTE Small - Re:
Re: FTE Small - Aerostar Oil Pressure Gauge
FTE Small - California get together
FTE Small - Ranger V6 Engines
Re: FTE Small - Lockers?

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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 08:26:25 -0700
From: Richard
Subject: FTE Small - Aerostar Oil Pressure Gauge

Check the performance of your other gauges, too. If they are also
misbehaving, I'd go after the voltage regulation to the gauges.

Hell, the entire voltage regulation to the car can possibly cause this,
too. You reported that your readings go up with speed.

My mechanic claims that a certain series of Ford gauge electronics is
troublesome from this cause. Remember that automotive gauges are
usually thermal devices (not electrical gauges) to keep them from
swinging wildly as they display real-world engine conditions. Sometimes
their hookups can be pretty strange (I never could understand my
Toyota's "bridge-like" gas gauge circuit: it did work, of course).

Richard
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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 11:35:01 EDT
From: FrdRngrLvr
Subject: FTE Small - Re:

If you go to your local Ford dealer they can replace the part it was $5.50 for
my ranger,,Good luck

Jim
90' Ranger
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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 11:13:39 -0700
From: "Bill A'Hearn"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Aerostar Oil Pressure Gauge

I've had the same re-occurring problem with my 88 Ranger. It only affects
the temp and gas guages and took 5-6 trips to dealers to figure out the
first time it occurred.

Bill


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On 5/25/98, at 8:26 AM, Richard wrote:

>Check the performance of your other gauges, too. If they are also
>misbehaving, I'd go after the voltage regulation to the gauges.
>
>Hell, the entire voltage regulation to the car can possibly cause this,
>too. You reported that your readings go up with speed.
>
>My mechanic claims that a certain series of Ford gauge electronics is
>troublesome from this cause. Remember that automotive gauges are
>usually thermal devices (not electrical gauges) to keep them from
>swinging wildly as they display real-world engine conditions. Sometimes
>their hookups can be pretty strange (I never could understand my
>Toyota's "bridge-like" gas gauge circuit: it did work, of course).
>
>Richard
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Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 03:02:47 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: FTE Small - California get together

Hello List Members,

There has been some discussion the 61-79 list of having a get together
somewhere in California. At this point in time, I do not know where, or
when it would take place. Right now I am trying to gather some information
so we can try and pick a date and location for the get together. So, I
need your help.

Question one.
I would like to know how many people would be willing to attend this get
together, if they can.

Question two.
Can anyone suggest a time and place in California that we could have this
get together. It would be nice if we can do this in conjunction with some
other Truck event that is happening then. Such as a Truck show, swap meet
or something.

Would you please email me privately, to help keep the list traffic down, at
herbie netvalue.net with your responses. When you respond, please include
the city you reside in with your response. This information will be kept
confidential.


Thank you !



Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net
Mesa, AZ
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1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi 5-Speed.
1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.
1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, Camper Special, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long Box,
Style Side.
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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 21:27:14 EDT
From: Blest25913
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger V6 Engines

In a message dated 5/24/98 3:01:47 AM, you wrote:


Is there a buyer's guide or list of buyer's tips anywhere on the web? >>

I am not aware of any buyer's guide. Just be sure that you get the 4.0L
engine, and not the 3.0L, if you are going to get the extended cab. The 3.0
just doesn't have the oomph necessary to get up hills or go into strong
headwinds.

Ron
'96 Ranger 4X4 (3.0L, unfortunately)

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Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 21:58:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: mark fitzgerald
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Lockers?

Hmmm...ok...where to begin. To the best of my knowledge, ARB is the
only current manufacturer of an aftermarket air operated locking
differential. The ARB air locker is a full posi locker which operates
by using air pressure created in a compressor to effectively "lock"
the rear differential. It is not a limited slip nor a full time
locker. Prices Range in the 700 dollar range for the differential and
about 200 bucks for the compressor. The beauty of it is that it's
there when you want it, and not there when you don't. It engages in
less than 1/10 of a second, and completely locks the differential.
Hope that helped.

Best regards,
Fitzy

- ---Shane Watson wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
>
>
> What an air locker that you guys have been talking about. It sounds
like
> a traction controls found in most cars. I have an Explorer V8 and it
> doesn't come with low range. If I install those lockers, does this
mean
> that I have enhanced low range capability? How are the lockers
compare
> to regular low-range systems? My Explorer spins its rear wheels a
lot on
> snow and ice at starting point. I'd like to put some sound of
traction
> control systems on the rear or even both similar to newer Land Rovers.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Shane
>
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