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small-list-digest Wednesday, October 14 1998 Volume 02 : Number 288



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Bronco II 2.9 Performance
FTE Small - '91 Explorer 4 Wheel Drive Problem
FTE Small - Bronco II
Re: FTE Small - Print Too Small
FTE Small - production #s
Re: FTE Small - production #s
Re: FTE Small - Bronco II
FTE Small - Uh??? No!
FTE Small - Re: Aerostar Height
Re: FTE Small - Re: Aerostar Height
FTE Small - Towing and Wheel ?'s
FTE Small - filter question
Re: FTE Small - filter question
Re: FTE Small - filter question
Re: FTE Small - filter question
FTE Small - ADMIN: T-shirt design vote

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 09:24:38 -0400
From: "T.J. Spampinato"
Subject: FTE Small - Bronco II 2.9 Performance

I have an '87 Bronco II that I am installing a performance muffler in
(losing the resinator in the tail pipe), and I want to know some good
places to look for some other performance upgrades. Also does K&N make
the filter charger for a 2.9 and what are peoples experience with this.
On the subject of 2.9 being good or bad(sorry so late to reply) I have
found that it is one of the strongest longest running engines I have
owned, with proper maintenance. My '87 Bronco II has 202,000 miles and
the only thing I have done is a waterpump and a clutch, but I change my
oil every 3,000. The only reson I need more power is because I am now
running 30x9.50 BFG AT (stock height no rub) and these tires eat up my
power. Thanks for the help in advance

T.J.
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 09:22:16 -0400
From: "Karl Noah"
Subject: FTE Small - '91 Explorer 4 Wheel Drive Problem

Hello FTE,

I've gotta a problem that I'm sure is going to cost me some bucks, but I'd
like to know a little more about my problem before I bring it to the
shop.....

To make a long story short, I placed my Explorer in 4X4 Low and everything
seemed to run okay one minute and then next thing I know, all the 4X4
indicator lights are out (i.e., the "4X4" and "Low Range" on the dash and
the two indicator lights on the switches) and I'm stuck in low range. I
pushed all the button several time---nothing, no click, nothing, read the
owners manual (thought I might be doing something stupid), checked the 40A
fuse in the Power Distribution Box, tore the dash apart and removed the
switch and looked at the pc board and I found absolutely nothing wrong.
Not having the manuals with me the only thing that I could think of doing
next was to disconnect the battery and reset the computer and
nothing---still in low range. I have no idea if the computer does anything
but is sure looked as if the electronics, thus indicator lights, weren't
getting signals.

Anyway...I basically gave up and started to work on a game plan of getting
this thing towed and finding somebody to work on it when I ask my Dad to
get him and verify that it was in Low. As soon as I turned the key all the
indicator lights came on and everything was back to normal!!!!! I was able
to engage and disengage the 4X4 several time! Go figure-----

Okay guys/gals, any ideas? Has this happened to anybody else? Any
insights would be much appreciated.

Karl M. Noah
'91 Explorer XLT
Gaithersburg, MD


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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 09:35:38 -0400
From: "Parsons, Raymond"
Subject: FTE Small - Bronco II

I currently own a '67 F250 Camper Special and am thinking about buying a
Bronco II. Are there certain years to avoid? Also, I have heard that the
gearboxes and transfer cases can be expensive to repair. Is this true? I
would like to park my beast as at best I get 7-9 mpg (340hp 352), and need a
4x4 as I must commute into the mountains. I appreciate any help.
Ray
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 08:40:48 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Print Too Small

EI - Michael Ioco wrote:
>
> Yeah Ron, there's a couple things you can do. First of all get off of AOL.
> Secondly, scrap the Mac.
>
> Just sharing what I learned!
>


Probably not the Mac... but definitely dump AOL.

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Early Bronco Entertainment
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 08:31:39 PDT
From: "Dan Funk"
Subject: FTE Small - production #s

I've been looking at Explorers for the past month or so. My budget-or
lack there of - will only allow for a used truck. 93s & 94s abound, but
95s seem to be in short supply. I live in southwest B.C. Also, what is a
general rule of thumb on dealer prices - 10% 15% 20% off of the posted
sticker?? Thanks, Dan

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 11:55:07 +0000
From: Garr&Pam
Subject: Re: FTE Small - production #s

Dan Funk wrote:
>
> I've been looking at Explorers for the past month or so. My budget-or
> lack there of - will only allow for a used truck. 93s & 94s abound, but
> 95s seem to be in short supply. I live in southwest B.C. Also, what is a
> general rule of thumb on dealer prices - 10% 15% 20% off of the posted
> sticker?? Thanks, Dan

Try www.carpoint.com I really like this place it gives you dealer price,
invoice price, trade in value the works.
Chris
94 Lightning #381
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 08:56:37 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Bronco II

At 09:35 AM 10/13/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I currently own a '67 F250 Camper Special and am thinking about buying a
>Bronco II. Are there certain years to avoid? Also, I have heard that the
>gearboxes and transfer cases can be expensive to repair. Is this true? I
>would like to park my beast as at best I get 7-9 mpg (340hp 352), and need a
>4x4 as I must commute into the mountains. I appreciate any help.
>Ray

Ray,

I have an 86 Bronco II with 145,000 miles on it. I had to replace the
transmission, due to my own stupidity. and three clutches. I torn the
transmission up by towing too much weight with it and running it in
overdrive on the freeway, overdrive generates a lot of heat in the
transmission. I now own a 74 F250 to do all of my towing with, plus I
change the transmission fluid in the Bronco every 25,000 miles. I also
cracked a head on it when the water pump went out and I lost all of the
coolant as I was driving from Nebraska to Arizona. Other than that, I love
the truck. I plan on keeping it and taking it down to the frame and
restoring it to original condition.

By the way, when I had the transmission replaced 5 years ago, it cost $1200
dollars then. From what I have seen on the list, I think you could expect
to pay between $1100 - 1800 dollars to have the transmission replaced.

Later
Keith Srb

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 12:31:47 -0700
From: "André E. Benguerel"
Subject: FTE Small - Uh??? No!

Pete,

No, actually you don't owe me
a reply, and you obviously
don't remember my post.
Apology accepted. I never said
"be leery about any chips from
Hyperchip or Jet."
I'm not quite sure were you
got this from. What I said
was, "Now chips are available
from dozens of manufactures,
some good, some bad. SO as
always, buyer beware." Allow
me to clarify, once a chips
code is broken and made
public, anyone with a hand
full of chips, a computer and
a EPROM burner can program
one. I have several friends
who have been burned by "fly
by night tuners" who sell
reprogrammed chips (these have
all been for Japanese sports
cars). These chips just did
not hold up to there promises
(hp., mpg, torque, 1/4 mile
times, etc.). Some were
actually bad, the car would
not start at all. I was just
making others aware of the
problem.

And to Ding060297 aol.com,

What are you talking about? My
response was not directed to
any one party in particular.
It was just the experience I
have had with chips. It's
overall tone was quite
positive. I was replying to
the post that stated "chips
just change shift points and
make you feel as though your
going faster."

Andre E. Benguerel

1995 Ford Ranger 4 X4 SC
4.0L V6, OD Auto, Xlt

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 13:09:34 -0700
From: "Pete Lawless"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Aerostar Height

Mr loco wrote:
>I recently put a six inch lift on my Ranger. Can somebody tell me how
tall my
>garage door is?

I found the formula while paging through my well-used copy of Murphy's Law.
After running the numbers several times with the same result it seems
there's a high probability that your garage door will measure out
approximately 1" lower than your truck.

Later.... Pete
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 13:36:16 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: Aerostar Height

Pete Lawless wrote:

> there's a high probability that your garage door will measure out
> approximately 1" lower than your truck.

...that depends on how good a run you get at it!


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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 10:10:45 -0800
From: Brad Allerheiligen
Subject: FTE Small - Towing and Wheel ?'s

I am planning on towing my 2wd Ranger XLT Supercab (The truck is
lifted 5 inches and has 31 inch tires on it) behind our motorhome for an
upcoming Glamis trip. What is the best way to tow a Ranger (short of a
flat bed trailer)? Are there any pitfalls to be aware of?
Also I have recently acquired a pair of 15x15 Sand Unlimited tires that I
would like to mount on a spare set of rims (probably 15x10's), but I want
to make sure I get the offset right to avoid rubbing (I would rather them
stick out to far). Any ideas, suggestions, comments?

Thanks,
- -Brad-
94 Ranger XLT PreRunner (NSTYXLT)
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 21:23:19 EDT
From: FrdRngrLvr aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - filter question

Hey I am looking for some input on which filer system to do...either the K&N
and bulid it my self ot the one from Kuntz Kustoms all input will be
appericiated

Later

Thank you

Jim
96 Ranger
4-banger 5-speed
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 23:56:33 EDT
From: Ding060297 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - filter question

I've taken my stock system and separated the air box and just left the top
part and the clamp that goes around the filter to hold it in ......And put in
a k&n air filter and it seems to do the job ..........this is for the 96 5.0
explorer...ding
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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 23:24:38 -0500
From: "Jim Karnes"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - filter question

If you are planning on doing more than just that modification then I would
recommend the KKM. If you are basically going to stay stock then the K&N
will suit you. The KKM in my opinion will only out edge a K&N when you start
adding things such as exhaust, etc.

Jim Karnes
Ranger Power Sports

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From: FrdRngrLvr aol.com
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 1998 8:02 PM
Subject: FTE Small - filter question


>Hey I am looking for some input on which filer system to do...either the
K&N
>and bulid it my self ot the one from Kuntz Kustoms all input will be
>appericiated
>
>Later
>
>Thank you
>
>Jim
>96 Ranger
>4-banger 5-speed
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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 00:12:48 EDT
From: Ding060297 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - filter question

I would of purchased the kkm but they don't offer anything for the 5.0
explorer ( go figure)...ding
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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 00:29:30 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: T-shirt design vote

We have 7 entries for the t-shirt contest on the web
site. You can view them at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/tshirt.html

Be patient, it will take a while to load them all. Some
of the designs are rough sketches. The concept is as
important as the design.

The top of this page will have a link to our voting
center. The vote lasts two weeks. All runner-ups will
receive a token of our appreciation in a few days after
the vote via the postal service. If you sent an entry
in, please email me at kpayne ....


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