small-list-digest Thursday, June 18 1998 Volume 02 : Number 170



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - Bent Frame
Re: FTE Small - '91 Explorer
FTE Small - Re: shifting and other stuff...
FTE Small - Re: - Dual exausts on a 2.9 Ranger
Re: FTE Small - Re: - Dual exausts on a 2.9 Ranger

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Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 06:41:36 EDT
From: Mudwizer aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Bent Frame

I would take the truck back and tell him you want a new one....and call the
BBB
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Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 06:42:43 EDT
From: Mudwizer aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - '91 Explorer

get a bigger intake....
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Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 07:30:31 -0400
From: "Lou Guerriero"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: shifting and other stuff...

>Has anyone heard of a problem with Rangers mysteriously shifting into
>4WD low on their own?

I had my Bronco II drop into 4L just after I first got it. The grinding was
terrible, and I thought it was my tranny going, since it was only in 2/3
gear. Took it to my brother in law, who's a mechanic... needless to say, I
was the source of a lot of humour around the house when he fixed it in like
2 seconds.... :-)

On another note... Does anyone out there have aluminum rims they've had
redone? Mine are getting all crappy (the coating is coroded.. harsh
winters/lots of salt in Canada), and I'd like to strip them, recoat them
before I put on new tires.... Any advice?

On the tire note: Will 235/75R15 fit on a Stock Bronco II/Ranger (88)
without rubbing?

Thanks in advance....

Lou Guerriero
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Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 21:47:39 -0400 (EDT)
From: Andrew
Subject: FTE Small - Re: - Dual exausts on a 2.9 Ranger

Tom Wrote:
>Date: 16 Jun 98 10:08:18 EDT
>From: Tom Colosimo
>Subject: FTE Small - Dual exausts on a 2.9 Ranger
> I am interested in putting dual exhausts on my 89' 2.9 Ranger,
>pretty much stock. I want to get JBA headers and into a dual in/dual out
>cat and
>then to 2 separate mufflers, exiting at the back.
>What I want to know is, has anyone tried this before and what
>problems did they have. Is it worth putting in an H pipe? What size
>pipe should I use? My friend said if I make it too big, water will
>sit in the pipes and rust them
>quickly.
> Any help would be appreciated!!
> -Tom

Tom;
I put a single 2 1/2" in place of my 2" stock and found a
noticeable improvement. I went to two national chains and they wanted $100
to $200 extra to bend me the larger pipe. I found a small local shop to do
a cat back 2 1/2 with a "performance" muffler for 180.00.
I understand with the 2.9 which I have also, you must use caution
or risk going out of the limits of your computer/fuel system configuration.
At that point you get into a very expensive area.
Together with the K&N filter, I figure all I need is a higher
output ignition. That will complete the inexpensive additions, getting the
best value. After that I have been repeatedly told to go with a V-8 (302 or
351) or a super charger. It seems mods for the 2.9 are expensive and reach
a point of diminishing return quickly.
This does not address your question about dual. I could only guess
you would spend a lot of money for little gain over what I did. Let me know
if you go that route and how much it costs.

Andrew





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Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 02:09:09 -0400
From: daner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: - Dual exausts on a 2.9 Ranger

Andrew, do you have an suggestions for a guy that is dropping in a 5.0L
into my '89 RANGER?

Did any 5.0L Mustangs come with a Y-PIPE? I think of going Y-PIPE and then
a 3" or 3.5" exhaust dumping out the passenger side at the box.



> Tom;
> I put a single 2 1/2" in place of my 2" stock and found a
>noticeable improvement. I went to two national chains and they wanted $100
>to $200 extra to bend me the larger pipe. I found a small local shop to do
>a cat back 2 1/2 with a "performance" muffler for 180.00.
> I understand with the 2.9 which I have also, you must use caution
>or risk going out of the limits of your computer/fuel system configuration.
>At that point you get into a very expensive area.
> Together with the K&N filter, I figure all I need is a higher
>output ignition. That will complete the inexpensive additions, getting the
>best value. After that I have been repeatedly told to go with a V-8 (302 or
>351) or a super charger. It seems mods for the 2.9 are expensive and reach
>a point of diminishing return quickly.
> This does not address your question about dual. I could only guess
>you would spend a lot of money for little gain over what I did. Let me know
>if you go that route and how much it costs.
>
>Andrew
>
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>
>
>
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