small-list-digest Saturday, June 27 1998 Volume 02 : Number 177



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Transmission
FTE Small - Yahoo! Mail Auto-Reply
FTE Small - noisy 4th gear after clutch change
Re: FTE Small - noisy 4th gear after clutch change
Re: FTE Small - noisy 4th gear after clutch change
Re: FTE Small - V8 in the Ranger
FTE Small - Gears and lockers
FTE Small - Kurtz Kustomz air filter kit

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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 12:09:46 -0700
From: Stephen Otero
Subject: FTE Small - Transmission

Hello everybody,

Does anybody know where I can get the torque specst for a transmission
out of an 86 ranger 4X4 2.9L?
Thanks in advance. :-)

Steve O
'86 Ranger XL 2.9L 4X4

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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 12:16:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: hampster_98 yahoo.com
Subject: FTE Small - Yahoo! Mail Auto-Reply

Sorry;

I'm on summer vacation and I do not have the internet,
maybe this thing will let you leave a message and I will try
to get a reply back to you as soon as posible.

Thanks

Shane Hampshire


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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 16:10:56 -0400
From: Nathan Heid
Subject: FTE Small - noisy 4th gear after clutch change

I just had the clutch replaced in my '87 Ranger 4 cyl/5-speed. Now I have
a loud roaring/rattle in fourth gear while accelerating from 35-45 mph.
The truck is normal in all other gears and at all other speeds and the
transmission is full of the proper lube. any ideas?
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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 13:24:27 -0700
From: Ted Timmons
Subject: Re: FTE Small - noisy 4th gear after clutch change

At 04:10 PM 6/26/98 -0400, Nathan Heid wrote:
> I just had the clutch replaced in my '87 Ranger 4 cyl/5-speed. Now I have
>a loud roaring/rattle in fourth gear while accelerating from 35-45 mph.
>The truck is normal in all other gears and at all other speeds and the
>transmission is full of the proper lube. any ideas?

I had that happen on a truck, it ended up being the heat shield over the
catalytic converter. It's been a whle since I've been underneath an 87, but
you might check that out.
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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 13:24:53 -0700
From: Stephen Otero
Subject: Re: FTE Small - noisy 4th gear after clutch change

Nathan,
I had the same problem. Turned out I had bad syncro. Just an idea. I hope this is not
your problem. Good luck.

Steve O
86 Ranger XL 4X4 2.9L

Nathan Heid wrote:

> I just had the clutch replaced in my '87 Ranger 4 cyl/5-speed. Now I have
> a loud roaring/rattle in fourth gear while accelerating from 35-45 mph.
> The truck is normal in all other gears and at all other speeds and the
> transmission is full of the proper lube. any ideas?
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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 22:41:48 -0400
From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - V8 in the Ranger

Why not try swapping out one of the V8 motors that they put into the newer
Explorers? That's what I plan to do in a few years when my extended
warranty runs out and I hold the title, no the bank. It will fit right in,
along with the transfer case, transmission and all. James Duff sells the
mounting brackets, so the install should be a snap, plus the harness should
be able to match right up, since the Explorer and the Ranger are the same
from the cab forward.

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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 22:28:10 -0700
From: KDRESSEL
Subject: FTE Small - Gears and lockers

I am planing in the next month to swap out the dana 28 and 7.5 inch rear
axle in my 86 ranger I plan on using the Dana 35 and 8.8 rear out of a
newer ranger. How hard are these axle to set up. My friend said he can
help. He has put gears in his dads scout and a locker in the rear of
his wrangler. How simalar are these to do. Do you recoend any brands
of gears. I want to do it right the first time. Any suggestions on
lockers. Lock right? Detroit? I plan on using 4.56 with front and rear
lockers. Thanks in advance.

Matt Dresselhaus
1986 ranger 4x4
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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 10:39:02 -0700
From: Richard Salitra
Subject: FTE Small - Kurtz Kustomz air filter kit

just a quick follow up for any who might be interested.

1. "B" bracket:
the guy from KKM emailed me back & we spoke on the phone. the "B"
bracket was included mainly for those who do alot of off-road to ensure
that the filter kit is completely stable. The "A" bracket is good
enough for street driving. He mentioned that some bending of the "B"
bracket might be required, although the instructions didn't mention
this. I had already tried bending the "B" bracket to fit better to no
avail. for now the "A" bracket will do, but I'm going to have to buy
some metal to fabricate into a bracket. not difficult, but a pain.
anyway, they were very prompt in responding to me and polite to deal
with.

2. climate controls:
the problem seems to have disappeared. the climate controls work just
fine now. weirdest thing. I haven't a clue as to what caused the
temporary craziness. could it be the computer getting used to the new
filter and taking a bit to settle in? that sounds sillier than the
problem. oh well, I just hope that quirk doesn't reappear.

3. throttle response:
after almost a week of driving it around town, I can definitely tell
that the throttle response is much better between 1500-3500 rpm. I'll
see if I can keep my driving habits the same to compare mileage.

NOTE:
in speaking to the guy from KKM, we discussed headers and he told me
that Pacesetter is supposed to come out with full length headers for the
'98 4.0L Rangers by the end of summer. I'm curious as to other people's
opinions regarding Pacesetter. do people think they're high quality.
they seem to come in about half the price of Borla's headers. Can
Borla's possibly be that much better to justify the difference in
price. also, I had spoken with JBA and they're also supposed to come
out with headers for the '98 4.0L Ranger by the end of summer. I think
theirs are shorty headers. any opinions as to which type is better.

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