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In this issue:

FTE Small - ADMIN: Updated FAQ
Re: FTE Small - V8 Aerostar
Re: FTE Small - V8 Aerostar
FTE Small - Explorers; remove from list
FTE Small - ADMIN: T-shirt design
Re: FTE Small - V8 Aerostar
FTE Small - More V8 Aerostar

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Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 11:53:52 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: Updated FAQ

The web site FAQ has been updated to include common problems
when posting to the lists and their solutions. If you use
Microsoft or Netscape email software, I strongly recommend
that you read these. If you experience a problem with posting
and you use Microsoft/Netscape email software and you have
not read the FAQ then you are on your own. Microsoft users
constitute 99% of my admin headaches because Microsoft products,
by default, attach binaries to emails.

If at any time you experience a problem posting or receive
an error message from our list server, read the FAQ.

>From this point forward, I will no longer answer questions
which are clearly covered in the FAQ. Last month my wife and
I put in 170 hours administering the lists and web site - this
is far too much for a simple "part-time" hobby.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 16:19:15 -0400
From: daner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - V8 Aerostar

most earlier aerostars came with 7.5" rearends with 373 and 410 posi.
but later ones came with 8.8" - so I think the rearend will hold up either
way.
I'm running a 5.0L EFI in my rangaer 410 7.5" and running 14.3's





At 11:37 PM 9/24/98 -0400, tommy oslick jr wrote:
>a 289 fits quite well in there, dont forget to replace the rear
>differental, use a differenta out of a mustangm work well also
>
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Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 16:42:13 +0000
From: Garr&Pam
Subject: Re: FTE Small - V8 Aerostar

most earlier aerostars came with 7.5" rearends with 373 and 410 posi.
but later ones came with 8.8" - so I think the rearend will hold up
either way.
I'm running a 5.0L EFI in my rangaer 410 7.5" and running 14.3's

What mods have you done to the 5.0? Just curious. You should come out to
the Lightning races sometime!
Chris
94 Lightning #381 Red

a 289 fits quite well in there, dont forget to replace the rear
differental, use a differenta out of a mustangm work well also
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Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 15:34:39 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE Small - Explorers; remove from list

You wrote,
Todd
In that one would have to think that no one knew the answer
to your question. try to ask it again. this is a very nice list.

I agree completly .Would you rather have no answer or the wrong answer
You should check some of the other lists, a question never goes
unanswered but there is alarge amouont of misinformation spewed
out by the "experts".I'm sure there are alot of people on this list like
my self who are
fairly knowledgable about things automotive,but we are not Explorer
experts. I wish I was a Explorer expert as I own a 91.
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Date: Fri, 25 Sep 1998 20:31:10 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: T-shirt design

So far I've had 3 designs sent for the Ford Truck Enthusiasts
t-shirt. Next weekend there will be a page with anonymous voting
on it. If you're working on a design, please finish it up by
the middle of next week and email it to me.

Thanks,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 22:35:40 -0400
From: daner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - V8 Aerostar

I have a stock '90 5.0L EFI in my ranger. I had the crank turned 10
thousands and put in a high volume oil pump
since I had to have a remote oil filter. I have a ext-a-cab ranger, and had
to move the tranny crossmember forward
3-1/4", for hte mustang t-5 tranny, and I was able to use the stock 2-piece
driveshaft. Mind you when I tried to launched
at 3000 with slicks, I broke the driveshaft at the tail end of the yoke.

Any more questions I'm game to answer :)

Daner Racing



At 04:42 PM 9/26/98 +0000, Garr&Pam wrote:
>most earlier aerostars came with 7.5" rearends with 373 and 410 posi.
>but later ones came with 8.8" - so I think the rearend will hold up
>either way.
>I'm running a 5.0L EFI in my rangaer 410 7.5" and running 14.3's
>
>What mods have you done to the 5.0? Just curious. You should come out to
>the Lightning races sometime!
>Chris
>94 Lightning #381 Red
>
>a 289 fits quite well in there, dont forget to replace the rear
>differental, use a differenta out of a mustangm work well also
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Date: Sat, 26 Sep 1998 23:58:02 -0700
From: Richard
Subject: FTE Small - More V8 Aerostar

Continuing on the project: stuffing a V8 into an Aerostar:

I received the following post from the "father" of this thread, Larry
Creeden:

He wrote----------------------------------------------

Hello Richard:

Thanks for the great advice. I'm going to implement all your suggestions
immediately. I'll be sure to stop by your house and park it in your
driveway when I get it finished. Ha ha :)

Larry Creeden

My public reply---------------------------------------------

Great!

I can't wait to yell at the brakes. We'll take it over to San Francisco
and drive it down Hyde Street with the cable cars.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
I've come up with a clever improvement in the original idea. We've
assumed that the larger engine would have to extend rearward, causing
all manner of disruption to the controls, heat/AC, and other
components. But here's a way to project the motor forward so that the
interior can remain stock.

Build a large version of a "Nose-with-glasses-assembly," to mount on the
front of the Aerostar. The headlights shine through the glasses. The
nose neatly provides camouflage for the frontward-extending V8, and can
be hinged at the top to provide access. Make sure to include the bushy
eyebrows and moustache (these conceal the additional cooling devices
required by the V8), to complete the picture.

You gotta admit that the Aerostar's slab front is the ugliest puss this
side of a Citroen 2cv, without its charm, only rivalled by Amtrak's
newest locomotives. By fitting this traditional "face," you will get
your V8 power and improve your Aerostar's aesthetics in a single
project.

Now if you extend a big "cigar" through the grille, you'll look like
Groucho Marx coming down the street (add the duck horn to complete the
image). And you can rest assured that you have transformed your
Aerostar into a powerful fashion statement that's an inspiration to us
all.

Richard


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