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small-list-digest Tuesday, October 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 281



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Installing Speakers in an 87 Bronco II XLT
FTE Small - Trailer wiring harness
Re: FTE Small - Trailer wiring harness
FTE Small - '97 XLT Ranger Audio System
Re: FTE Small - Trailer wiring harness
Re: FTE Small - '97 XLT Ranger Audio System
FTE Small - ADMIN: My health and thanks
FTE Small - ADMIN: Web site updates
FTE Small - '91 Explorer

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Date: Mon, 05 Oct 1998 16:21:37 PDT
From: "William Bracey"
Subject: FTE Small - Installing Speakers in an 87 Bronco II XLT

Hello All:

I recently purchased a 87 Bronco II. It is time to upgrade the factory
speakers. I pulled the ones out of the front dash and they have a weird
bold pattern. I was wondering if anyone sells an adaptor to allow a
normal four inch speaker to fit or if anyone has installed other
speakers with success (front or side panel).

Thanks,

Nelson
wnbracey hotmail.com

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Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 21:17:48 EDT
From: RReed44450 aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - Trailer wiring harness

Fellow Ford enthusiasts,

I recently bought a '98 Explorer Sport with the towing prep package. When I
got my hitch installed, at a reputable location, I was told that I should have
gotten a trailer wiring harness with the truck?? I called the dealer that I
bought the truck from, but they said that it doesn't come with the truck - I
could buy one from the parts dept. So I went to another dealer, and they said
it comes with the truck. Before I blow a gasket on the dealer that sold me the
truck, can anyone confirm whether or not I was supposed to get a wiring
harness with my 98 Explorer (in a little cardboard box I am told)?
I would appreciate your comments. Thanks.

Russell
98 Explorer Sport
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Date: Mon, 05 Oct 1998 21:42:51 -0400
From: pms2
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Trailer wiring harness

Russell,

I got my little cardboard box with the harness with my 98 Ranger. They
owe you the box.

Phil
98 Ranger 4 door

RReed44450 aol.com wrote:
>
> Fellow Ford enthusiasts,
>
> I recently bought a '98 Explorer Sport with the towing prep package. When I
> got my hitch installed, at a reputable location, I was told that I should have
> gotten a trailer wiring harness with the truck?? I called the dealer that I
> bought the truck from, but they said that it doesn't come with the truck - I
> could buy one from the parts dept. So I went to another dealer, and they said
> it comes with the truck. Before I blow a gasket on the dealer that sold me the
> truck, can anyone confirm whether or not I was supposed to get a wiring
> harness with my 98 Explorer (in a little cardboard box I am told)?
> I would appreciate your comments. Thanks.
>
> Russell
> 98 Explorer Sport
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Date: Tue, 06 Oct 1998 20:04:35 -0600
From: Eddie Torres
Subject: FTE Small - '97 XLT Ranger Audio System

I am adding on to my stock stereo and speaker system but have a few
questions to those who have modified their trucks systems.

I have the following things to add:
2 6X9 Pioneer 220 Watt speakers
2 2" tweeters
100 Watt Optimus Amplifier
240 Watt Amplifier (Brand unknown - haven't received it yet)
Possibly some subwoofers - 10"

I tried installing the 6x9's in the front in place of the 30watt premium
stock speakers. The hole was 1" too short, and the window slider was
too close - (not deep enough). So, I removed the back speakers,
including the grill. The hole was not deep enough, so I cut out a
circle to put between the plastic hole and the speaker. I have to buy
longer screws so I can get it as tight as possible - but even when I
push the speakers flush against the back, I can't hear hardly any bass.

Is there a box I can buy or has anyone cut the corners of the back of
the cab to fit speakers?

The only place I can see to put the 2" tweeters is the front top corner
of the inside, by the door. I removed the plastic around there, and
think I can cut out a decent shape to hold it in, with the wiring
following the plastic down.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 22:13:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: tarmy webtv.net (tommy oslick jr)
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Trailer wiring harness

i recieved mine with my 98 ranger 4x4

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Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 22:19:40 EDT
From: MindEfx aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - '97 XLT Ranger Audio System

In a message dated 10/5/98 10:05:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, carz zianet.com
writes:


questions to those who have modified their trucks systems.

I have the following things to add:
2 6X9 Pioneer 220 Watt speakers
2 2" tweeters
100 Watt Optimus Amplifier
240 Watt Amplifier (Brand unknown - haven't received it yet)
Possibly some subwoofers - 10" >>

First things first...return the 6x9s pronto. They dont fit, and its not worth
the hassle to make them fit. After you return them, buy round 5 1/4"
speakers, they will sound better then any Coaxial speaker anyway. They should
fit without any mods, i have a 1993 and they do. But they changed the
interior from 93 to 97 so so may have to cut a little, but you shouldnt. Make
sure you place the tweater as far from your ears as you can, not right next to
your head. You want the distance between the left and right tweater to be as
equal as possible so it doesnt mess up the stereo phasing. It will probably
wind up being somewhere low on the door panel, just make sure it isnt blocked
by anything or by your knee when you are in the truck. If you are using an
aftermarket radio, just so you know too, your going to have to bypass the
factory amp down in the passenger kick panel...go to a local stereo shop and
get the proper harness. As for subs go, unless you are really looking for
something to really kick hard, a single 10" sub will be more then fine. A
single 12" will just plain rock. Make sure you buy quality stuff too, you
wont regret it and it will sound better, and last long. Any more questions
just let me know.

Jon
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Date: Mon, 05 Oct 1998 22:31:43 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: My health and thanks

Many members have sent, either through the lists or personally,
their concerns since I announced that I was on bed rest last
week.

Now that the ordeal is over, I'll let everyone know what
happened. Thursday night I started having numbness on the
left side of my face and on my left arm. Fearing the worst,
since something like this usually indicates a) heart attack,
b) stroke or c) brain tumor, I went to the hospital.

The EKG, blood work and cat scan came back normal. I was
told to get bed rest until I could see a neurologist. On
Saturday, the symptoms came back. I was given an MRI. It
came back normal. Today I say the neurologist. It turns
out that I was having an unusual/rare form of migraine headache.
I normally don't get many headaches so this was a surprise to me!

Well, its not life threatening, or even life-span threatening
so as the say down under: "no worries".

Thanks to the many who expressed their concerns.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com
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Date: Tue, 06 Oct 1998 00:35:45 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: Web site updates

1. New links added to misc vehicle links page.
2. New links added to misc trucks links page.
3. Following pictorial additions:
37 pickup, 41 "Crewcab", 53 F600, 54 F100,
57 F100, 70 F250, 72 F100, 77 F250, 78 F150
92 F150, 98 Ranger, 99 F250 SD Crewcab,
99 F350 SD
4. Event added to events page.
5. Cyber-Teddy Top 500 web site award added to awards page.

T-shirt voting page is in the works.

Later,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com
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Date: Mon, 05 Oct 1998 23:24:46 -0700
From: "Kenneth C. St.John"
Subject: FTE Small - '91 Explorer

Here's a good one...what would cause my Explorer to stall when going down a
steep decline? I have a standard transmision and keep it in 1st gear,
reving up to about 3000 rpm's while going down the hill. I depress in the
clutch at just about the bottom and watch my rpm's go straight to "0"???
The engine starts right up as if nothing has happened. Do you think this
has to do with the fuel tank/pump? I've had this happen before when
decelerating quick to a stop on a straight road also but just blew it off as
it was hard to duplicate.
Any ideas would be appreciated on this.

Ken

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