small-list-digest Monday, August 31 1998 Volume 02 : Number 243



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Springfield Get-Together
Re: FTE Small - The best air filter kit!!!
FTE Small - ADMIN: Web site down for upgrades
FTE Small - ADMIN: Major FTE web site updates!
FTE Small - ADMIN: Car Lounge Award
Re: FTE Small - Springfield Get-Together
Re: FTE Small - Engine Pinging
Re: FTE Small - braking upgrades for explorer
Re: FTE Small - braking upgrades for explorer
FTE Small - Re: Throttle sticking... Full ON!

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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 09:21:59 -0400
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Small - Springfield Get-Together

Ken Payne's recent post concerning the Atlanta show got me to
thinking: I will be going to a show/swap meet called "Springfield in the
Fall" in Springfield, Ohio, the same weekend, September 11-13. While I
have not made it to the Fall meet before, if it is like the Spring meet,
it is a general show, with an accent on swap meet, rather than a
strictly truck show. It would be a great meeting place for some of us in
the northern reaches who can't make Atlanta this year.
If any of you are interested, let me know, and we'll get together
Saturday the 12th. If we can't all get together at the same time, look
for a "well fed" guy with light brown hair, a reddish beard and a
"Grover" t-shirt in the vicinity of a Tempo and a Kelty tent, or
somewhere in the swap area looking longingly at something he can't
afford!

- --
Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
inaccessible part of the vehicle."

grover ford-trucks.com


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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 15:44:00 EDT
From: FrdRngrLvr aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - The best air filter kit!!!

Do they make a kit for a ranger with a 302 in it?

Frdrngrlvr
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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 19:28:37 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: Web site down for upgrades

The FTE web site will be down for approximately
1.5 hours for upgrades.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 20:33:12 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: Major FTE web site updates!

Been **very** busy! The web site has many updates! Check it out...

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

Major Web Site Update!!!!!
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- -New multimedia buttons. Any Javascript compatible browsers will work with these.
Will still work with non Javascript compatible browsers. Netscape 3+ and IE 3+
should work great. Make sure Javascript is enabled with these browsers if you
want to see the buttons work.

- -Newly enhanced search engine.

- -Search button at the top-right hand corner of most pages.

- -Top banner looks much better than it used to. Now fits to page size regardless
of screen resolution.

- -Completely new classifieds.
1. 40 different sections - makes it easier to find what you're looking for
2. You can now remove your ads
3. Picture ads!! These will cost $5 for 6 months. I would do it for free
but each picture ad takes some setup time on my part.

- -July archives on-line.

- -Misc Section Additions
1. Updated and extensive suppliers list submitted, by Mike Morton. This is
really good!
2. Engine Combination Tester, by Sleddog
3. Rod Ratio Simulator, by Sleddog
4. Recording Sheet for Measuring Bore Dimensions in the Cylinders Using a Bore Gauge
by Sleddog

- -Pictorial additions
92 F150 4x4
91 F150
67 F100
97 Expedition
92 Eddie Bauer Bronco

- -New Tech Articles
1. Installing A 1987-93 Mustang SEFI 5 Liter V8/AOD Drive Train into A
61- 79 F100 - F250 Truck, By Donald R. Haulsee
2. How to change valve springs and valve stem seals (Without removing the
cylinder heads)
By Steve Delanty
3. Steering Wheel puller for '71 F100 (and many other Ford vehicles)
By Steve Delanty
4. Transistorized Points Ignition
By Steve Delanty, How to add transistorized points ignition to older
engines that can't be converted to full electronic ignition.
5. On board air
By Steve Delanty, How to add an on-board air compressor to your truck.

- -Awards - New Autumn 98 award from Carlounge added.

- -Press releases - new section showing what the press has to say about us.

- -Extended Warrantees - Warranty Gold has teamed up with us to offer extended
warrantees for new and used trucks, vans, suvs and cars. These are up to
60% lower in price than dealer warrantees and usually have better covered.


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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 20:33:56 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: Car Lounge Award

Autumn Car Lounge Awards just came out. This time we got
10th place instead of 1st but I'm still pleased. Check it
out:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://carlounge.com/topten/ttaut98.htm

Thanks for the support on the vote, we really appreciate
it. Looks like FTE is really starting to get noticed!

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 21:51:45 -0400
From: daner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Springfield Get-Together

Where is the show in Ohio??


I might drive my 5.0L Ranger there and see if I can find some new 'toys'
for my truck.

Directions to the show site from Detriot would help, since I'm from London,
Ontario.

Thanks in advance.


At 09:21 AM 8/30/98 -0400, The Neighbors wrote:
> Ken Payne's recent post concerning the Atlanta show got me to
>thinking: I will be going to a show/swap meet called "Springfield in the
>Fall" in Springfield, Ohio, the same weekend, September 11-13. While I
>have not made it to the Fall meet before, if it is like the Spring meet,
>it is a general show, with an accent on swap meet, rather than a
>strictly truck show. It would be a great meeting place for some of us in
>the northern reaches who can't make Atlanta this year.
> If any of you are interested, let me know, and we'll get together
>Saturday the 12th. If we can't all get together at the same time, look
>for a "well fed" guy with light brown hair, a reddish beard and a
>"Grover" t-shirt in the vicinity of a Tempo and a Kelty tent, or
>somewhere in the swap area looking longingly at something he can't
>afford!
>
>--
>Don Neighbors
> '54 F250 Named Grover
>
> "Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
> inaccessible part of the vehicle."
>
> grover ford-trucks.com
>
>
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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 22:45:51 EDT
From: Ding060297 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Engine Pinging

Try replacing your oxygen sensor.....
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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 22:57:35 EDT
From: Ding060297 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - braking upgrades for explorer

Does anyone know of a better braking system offered for the 96 ford
explorer.I have all wheel disc brakes with all wheel (abs) and it sucks
basically my 92 explorer with rear drums braked better .......And this 96
truck i now have has a much higher tow weight..But i don't know how i'm gonna
be able to stop it i have the tow package on my truck and i'm towing a
4,000lbs bass boat and the trailer has its own brakes but the truck still has
major braking problems.....I've just had all brakes inspected and i had all
new pads put on and all rotors resurfaced none of them are warped and all work
...But yet it still doesn't stop!!!!!!
and info or help is greatly appreciated ..........
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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 01:26:22 -0400 (EDT)
From: tarmy webtv.net (tommy oslick jr)
Subject: Re: FTE Small - braking upgrades for explorer

yes buy a expedition or a f150 or a f250 don't be a dork

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Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 04:12:28 -0400
From: "Lou Guerriero"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Throttle sticking... Full ON!

Hey,

There was some discussion about throttle sticking on a little while ago,
and it happened to me for the second time today.

The first time I merely stomped on the gas hard, and it fixed it up. Today,
it nearly killed me.

I made a turn, and punched it a bit to merge properly with traffic... the
throttle jammed wide open, and vrrroooom! Off I went.

I got out of it with two feet on the brake, and careful timing as I came to
a side street, with the neutral, key off, coast around corner dead move.

It turned out, the stomp didn't work cuz the throttle wire came off the
accelerator pedal. Sheesh. The problem was sticking return springs in the
throttle valve assembly. There are two "wraparound" springs (I don't know
the right name for them), and they had become very crusty. You can find
these springs underneath/behind the snow/ice shield. Go look at yours NOW,
wether you have a car or truck. OIL THEM. keep them from sticking up like
mine did.... And nearly killing me and my girlfriend. Also, get some carb
cleaner and clean out the valve itself.. mine had a TON of crusty deposits
on it, and I think it too contributed to the vavle sticking wide open.

All fixed up, and she runs smooth now. (fingers tightly crossed). Now I
just need a reference of what the top of the gas pedal looks like, so I know
I've hooked up the cables properly. Anyone got one? Haynes (go figure)
doesn't have anything on it.

Later...

Lou Guerriero
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