small-list-digest Saturday, May 29 1999 Volume 03 : Number 131



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In this issue:

FTE Small - New truck engine
FTE Small - re: 1998 Explorer headlights
Re: FTE Small - Doh!
Re: FTE Small - ADMIN: Peggy
Re: FTE Small - ADMIN: Peggy
Re: FTE Small - New truck engine
FTE Small - RE: Exhaust Question

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Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 10:43:25
From: "John T. Wacker"
Subject: FTE Small - New truck engine

I have a 1988 Ranger with a milked 2.3L engine that came out of a '78
Pinto. The thing burns oil like crazy and the truck doesn't really have
enough power to keep up on the interstate. I would like to put in a new
engine. Any suggestions are appreciated.

BTW, the body is in fair condition and so the truck is definitely worth
investing in. Buying another truck would mean taking on some debt which I
don't want to do.

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John T. Wacker
N9YJV
Photojournalist, WISC-TV
Madison, Wisconsin
Homebrewer
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Date: Fri, 28 May 99 17:54:59 EDT
From: CONAN RALVM8.VNET.IBM.COM
Subject: FTE Small - re: 1998 Explorer headlights

>>Bringing up another question - does anyone know of a source for the
>>Euro-market late-model Explorer headlights?

Not sure this will help... For the older Explorers (the more squarish
headlights) Hella made a conversion to put their regular rectangular
conversions in.
A friend of mine was able to order these kits. He is:
Tom Bishop, owner of "Auto Sport Gallery" in Raleigh NC (and will ship).
phone: 1-800-868-2002
I have no idea if Hella makes the same kit for newer Explorers.
Ed in NC
Sorta-Disclaimer: Tom IS a personal friend of mine, but I do NOT get ANY
kickback from him. :-)
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Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 18:35:29 -0400
From: Dave Slotter
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Doh!

At 12:42 PM -0700 5/27/99, Ryan Miller wrote:
>This is kind of embarrassing to admit that I did this but I figure
>that if I can save someone else some aggravation, I should.

It's the school of hard knocks. We've all attended it...

>I couldn't find anything obvious so we ended up having it towed home
>(65 bucks for 1 mile!).

I pay my AAA Plus membership just exactly for this reason. It might
be something you want to look into. Some insurance companies offer an
"auto club" but they generally are worthless if you look at the "fine
print".

Glad you figured out your problem. Happy driving!

- -Dave Slotter
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ICQ# 16458879 AOL/AIM ID: "Mac XR"
1986 Ford Bronco II Gray Manual 2.9 V6 123K Pittsburgh PA

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Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 18:51:38 -0400
From: Dave Slotter
Subject: Re: FTE Small - ADMIN: Peggy

>Hi All,
>
>I would like to make a request. Please talk to your
>fellow truckers and find out about auto shows in your
>area. They don't have to be Ford specific or truck
>specific. If you have a form or flier, great! You
>can fax it to me at (770) 806-1955 or mail it to me at
>PO Box 422, Lilburn GA, 30048. If all you have is a rumor
>contact me anyway. I've learned of five shows in the
>last 24 hours, just by calling for info on one show.
>
>If you are wondering what this is for, Ken and I would
>like to meet more of you, and we know that Pigeon Forge
>is a long way for some of you. So we are going to try
>to see if we can go to some of these other shows around
>the country.
>
>I appreciate any help you can give.
>
>Sincerely,
>Peggy Payne FTEI
>ppayne ford-trucks.com
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Hi there. I'm not sure if you know about the "All Ford Nationals" in
Carlisle, PA. But you may want to take a look at
. If you dig around the site a little
bit, you will find out about the "All Ford Nationals". This event
occurs the first weekend in June.

They have a surprisingly good turnout for old Broncos considering
it's not really a "Truck" event.

Take care.

- -Dave Slotter
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ICQ# 16458879 AOL/AIM ID: "Mac XR"
1986 Ford Bronco II Gray Manual 2.9 V6 123K Pittsburgh PA

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Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 19:00:34 -0400
From: Dave Slotter
Subject: Re: FTE Small - ADMIN: Peggy

I just found out that Carlisle Productions has an "All Truck
Nationals". This is the one to be at if you have a Ford Truck.

Again, this is in Carlisle, PA near Harrisburg.

- -Dave Slotter
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ICQ# 16458879 AOL/AIM ID: "Mac XR"
1986 Ford Bronco II Gray Manual 2.9 V6 123K Pittsburgh PA

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Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 20:15:57 EDT
From: Bakend aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - New truck engine

In a message dated 5/28/99 9:59:19 AM Mountain Daylight Time,
phojo mail.tds.net writes:

> I have a 1988 Ranger with a milked 2.3L engine that came out of a '78
> Pinto. The thing burns oil like crazy and the truck doesn't really have
> enough power to keep up on the interstate. I would like to put in a new
> engine. Any suggestions are appreciated.
I've got a 79 Capri with 2.3 that was turbo charged (pulled it off). It has
cast iron pistons and was rebuilt about 30k miles ago. You can buy the whole
car for $200 and with a little brake work drive it back home from Sturgis
South Dakota. A good time to come get it would be the week of the motorcycle
rally the first week of August.
D Baken
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Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 21:29:06 PDT
From: "Joe Mitchell"
Subject: FTE Small - RE: Exhaust Question

>Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 20:54:56 -0400
>From: Tim Turner

>By chance the exhaust work didn't do away with the O2 sensor(s) did it?
>It would certainly run rich enough to stink without 'em.
>
>Tim

Well, not that he knows of. I suppose we will take it to the shop he had it
done at and see what the mechanic says. I know he didn't specifically
request it, so if they did take it off, it wasn't approved. I'll keep you
posted.... Thanx again,
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Joe
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