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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - Ed the Aussie
Re: FTE Small - Re: Aerostar hodgepodge
FTE Small - Re:small truck tailgate capacity
FTE Small - DIY Manuals
FTE Small - Ranger Tailgate
Re: FTE Small - anti-sieze vs Loc-tite
Re: FTE Small - Ed the Aussie
FTE Small - Re: Edelbrock shocks for 97 up
Re: FTE Small - Re: Aerostar hodgepodge
Re: FTE Small - Ranger Tailgate
Re: FTE Small - Ed the Aussie
Re: FTE Small - anti-sieze vs Loc-tite
Re: FTE Small - Ed the Aussie
Re: FTE Small - 5.0 upgrades...
Re: FTE Small - Ed the Aussie
Re: FTE Small - 5.0 upgrades...

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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 07:11:53 -0500
From: qzl0st tpc.natp.gmeds.com (EI - Michael Ioco)
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ed the Aussie

I'm really surprised to hear that you're not happy with the driveline on your
98. Do you have the 5 spd auto? I know the "clank" you are referring to from
my old 96 Explorer, but this one has been solid. I do have the 3:73 rear end on
the Ranger. My 99 Explorer has the 4:10 in back, and so far I haven't heard
anything from that one. I am extremely impressed with that set-up.

Mike in Michigan

99 Explorer 4x4 Sport 4.0 SOHC/4:10/5 SPD Auto
98 Ranger 4x4 SC ORP 4.0/3:73/5 SPD Auto
97 F-150 4x4 SC ORP 4.6



> From ranstl stlnet.com Wed Feb 3 22:24:54 1999
>
> To Everyone:
>
> My 98 Ranger 4x4 with the off road (and 410 gears) package is making a
> "clank" when I put it in gear. Does not do it all the time and mostly when
> I put it in reverse. Should I be concerned? Anybody know where this may be
> coming from? Tim Turner? This is the sloppiest driveline I've ever driven.
>
> TIA
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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 05:16:30 -0800 (PST)
From: Bill Ciocco
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: Aerostar hodgepodge

Tim,

For 12.90 I might drive up from Harrisburg.

Bill Ciocco

_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 09:39:34 -0500
From: "Mike McNany"
Subject: FTE Small - Re:small truck tailgate capacity

Just wanted to say that I don't know, BUT I've seen many (granted mostly
foreign) small truck tailgates bent in the middle. So a lot of the capacity
is dependent upon location and concentration of the weight. When in doubt,
take 'em out! A rule in many survival situations that is equally applicable
to heavy hauling in a small truck.
Mike

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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 11:46:54 -0500
From: "Mike McNany"
Subject: FTE Small - DIY Manuals

I just looked around at www.helminc.com and found they still list
Do-It-Yourself manuals for several model years. I purchased one when I
bought my 88 Aerostat in 89 (the infamous one I had no troubles with)and saw
they have one listed for the 92/93 Explorer/Ranger (combo unit, bonus). The
procedures were relatively basic. I'm going to get one for my explorer and
see if they're worth it. I recall good pictures and diagrams in the books I
purchased in 89. If you get the EVTM (Electrical Vacuum Troubleshooting
Manual) it has the wiring diagrams or you can purchase them separately for
a bit less.
Mike

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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 17:16:23 EST
From: Blest25913 AOL.COM
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger Tailgate

In a message dated 2/3/99 5:51:41 AM, owner-small-list-digest ford-trucks.com
writes:


Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 19:47:45 -0700
From: "M. Monninger"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - tailgating question

Seems to me I remember 350 lb being the limit on the Ranger. I don't have
the manual handy, tho.
>>

Its got to be more than that. My wife has sat on mine, and it didn't break.

Ron "Grampy" Trampe

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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 17:30:25 -0500
From: Dave Slotter
Subject: Re: FTE Small - anti-sieze vs Loc-tite

At 10:35 PM -0500 2/3/99, Tim Turner wrote:
> Donald Paauw wrote:
>>
>> I've seen several posts that advise using anti-sieze when bolting
>> into aluminum,
>> especially on spark plugs.
>
> Amen! Money well spent. I dont HAVE to, but I use a tub of A-S a year
> (at least) on spark plugs and anything exhaust related since I might be
> the next one to work on a vehicle I see!

[snip]


Tim,

I'm a DIY-er and want to know where you use the anti-seize when it
comes to spark plugs. Do you put it just on the thread of the plug,
or do you put it just on the inside of the spark plug boot or both?
When putting the anti-seize inside of the boot, I have had difficulty
getting it to stay on the spark plug, so I don't do that anymore.

- -Dave
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ICQ# 16458879 AOL/AIM ID: "Mac XR"
1986 Ford Bronco II Gray Manual 2.9 V6 119K

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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 17:44:57 -0500
From: "Eric Davis"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ed the Aussie

I have this same problem in my 4x4 4.0l Ranger. I think there is a TSB out
for it, but I have not found it.

Eric Davis
98 4x4 Ranger,
Edlebrock muffler, K&N.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Randy Collins
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, February 03, 1999 10:19 PM
Subject: FTE Small - Ed the Aussie


>Ed:
>
>Hey! I live in St. Louis! You're correct--the Explorers are built at the
>St. Louis assembly plant. I think there may also be a plant in Canada or
>something like that that also builds them. My dad works here at the St.
>Louis plant. I'll have to aske him.
>
>To Everyone:
>
>My 98 Ranger 4x4 with the off road (and 410 gears) package is making a
>"clank" when I put it in gear. Does not do it all the time and mostly when
>I put it in reverse. Should I be concerned? Anybody know where this may be
>coming from? Tim Turner? This is the sloppiest driveline I've ever driven.
>
>TIA
>
>ran
>>,
>>> Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 17:45:38 +1100
>>> From: "Ed Minner"
>>> Subject: FTE Small - Ed the Aussie
>>>
>>> Hi I'm Ed from Australia, and l lived St Louis for some time, is there
>>> anyone out there from St. Louis?
>>> I have a 97 Explorer which I have been informed is built St. Louis.
>>> Go the Cards!!
>>> Ed the Aussie
>>>
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Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 20:32:31 -0500
From: Tim Turner
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Edelbrock shocks for 97 up

I remember a while back somebody posted about Edelbrock shocks for a
new Ford, but I dont recall which list. I just got the '99 catalog and
they do list as new #'s for 2/4WD applications including some
lifted/lowered. If you need more info give me a mail/post. :-)

Tim Turner/Manic Mechanic
Custer Auto Repair
Wilmington NC

PS: for the small list; Ranger through '99 but no B-II listing. :-(

TT
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Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 20:53:18 -0500
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: Aerostar hodgepodge

Bill Ciocco wrote:
>
> Tim,
>
> For 12.90 I might drive up from Harrisburg.
>
> Bill Ciocco
>
> _________________________________________________________


C'mon up.. Hell *I'll* pay the 12.90 if you're willing to drive THAT
far. :-)

TT
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Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 20:57:06 -0500
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger Tailgate

Blest25913 AOL.COM wrote:
>>
>> Seems to me I remember 350 lb being the limit on the Ranger.


> Its got to be more than that. My wife has sat on mine, and it didn't break.
>
> Ron "Grampy" Trampe

I take it she doesnt read your postings either! :-)

Tim
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Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 21:11:12 -0500
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ed the Aussie

Eric Davis wrote:
>
> I have this same problem in my 4x4 4.0l Ranger. I think there is a TSB out
> for it, but I have not found it.
>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Collins

> >I put it in reverse. Should I be concerned? Anybody know where this may be
> >coming from? Tim Turner? This is the sloppiest driveline I've ever driven.
> >

Wonder how I missed this first time.. sorry. I dont know about TSBs but
often I see excess slop in the diff itself, but try this first: Wait a
few seconds longer after you crank it before going into gear for the
idle speed to stabilise and see if it helps any. I'd check to make sure
the idle speed isnt too high also. Keep me posted!

Tim Turner/Manic Mechanic
Custer Auto Repair
Wilmington NC
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Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 21:30:14 -0500
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - anti-sieze vs Loc-tite

Dave Slotter wrote:
>

> Tim,
>
> I'm a DIY-er and want to know where you use the anti-seize when it
> comes to spark plugs. Do you put it just on the thread of the plug,

Correct, just a small amount starting at that all important FIRST
thread, try to avoid getting any on the electrode/insulator nose
though. As you screw the plug in the A-s will get displaced to the rest
of the threads. I generally look for the beginning of the threads and
make one wipe with the brush in-line with the threads there.

> or do you put it just on the inside of the spark plug boot or both?

For the boot a small dab of silicone dielectric grease and a q-tip will
aid in future removal, but if you service the plugs often then silicone
spray may be easier/cheaper. I always know when the previous installer
didnt do any of the above as the boots are either near impossible to
remove or just tear. (Tip to ALL.. if you dont service your own
plugs/wires make sure the technician involved DOES use one of these
measures so you wont needlessly buy wires at every tune-up.)

> When putting the anti-seize inside of the boot, I have had difficulty
> getting it to stay on the spark plug, so I don't do that anymore.

I imagine.. that stuff is slippery as elephant snot! :-) Probably
would work pretty well as long as the terminal on the end of the wire
was in good shape though; might think about trying it the next time I
need wires on mine. (In moderation!)

>
> -Dave
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> ICQ# 16458879 AOL/AIM ID: "Mac XR"
> 1986 Ford Bronco II Gray Manual 2.9 V6 119K

'85 B-II 5spd manual everything 2.8 153K and awaiting a long-block :-)
(Still running, just low oil pressure and excessive consumption/leakage)


TT
>
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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 21:12:22 EST
From: Maxima1990 AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ed the Aussie

Hey you guys this is my first posting I hope everything goes through right! I
have a '92 Eddie Bauer Explorer and Im curious if anyone knows if a set of BFG
All Terrains 31/10.50's will fit it without a lift kit. I have heard some
tires will but some will scrape.....thanks for any help!
Matt
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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 22:30:15 EST
From: Ding060297 AOL.COM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 5.0 upgrades...

Too daner....I'm looking into upgrading my 96 explorer with the 5.0 i've
changed the air box set up and added a k&n filter and installed a hyperchip
and dropped the thermostat to 160 degrees...Do you have any suggestions for
the exhaust system i'm not looking to go toooo loud just enough with some
rumble like the stangs got...I know i have 4 catalyic converters i'm wondering
if i drop out two and run a cat back system would i have problems down the
road with inspection any info would be appreciated .......................ding
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Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 23:04:49 -0500
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ed the Aussie

Maxima1990 AOL.COM wrote:
>
> Hey you guys this is my first posting I hope everything goes through right! I
> have a '92 Eddie Bauer Explorer and Im curious if anyone knows if a set of BFG
> All Terrains 31/10.50's will fit it without a lift kit. I have heard some
> tires will but some will scrape.....thanks for any help!


They'll fit, but DONT get into bumpy stuff unless you lift a bit. I run
31's on a stock B-II and just drive timidly in the really fun stuff
otherwise I rub the rear of the front fenderwells. 3" lift soon!

TT
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Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 23:47:51 -0500
From: Daner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 5.0 upgrades...

Hmm I had the guy bend up some custom exhaust for about $325 CDN (Canadian)
and he made a H-Pipe bent in. I have no cats and have 2 Turbo Cherry Bombs.
The truck kinda sounds like a 5.0L more now, since I added the B-303 cam,
24# injectors,
65mm throttle body and 75mm MAS and 351 Windsor heads with 1.94 intake and
1.60 exhaust valves.




At 10:30 PM 2/4/99 -0500, Ding060297 AOL.COM wrote:
>Too daner....I'm looking into upgrading my 96 explorer with the 5.0 i've
>changed the air box set up and added a k&n filter and installed a hyperchip
>and dropped the thermostat to 160 degrees...Do you have any suggestions for
>the exhaust system i'm not looking to go toooo loud just enough with some
>rumble like the stangs got...I know i have 4 catalyic converters i'm wondering....


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