small-list-digest Monday, April 26 1999 Volume 03 : Number 097



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In this issue:

FTE Small - ADMIN: Your truck photo wanted for the Pigeon Forge show
FTE Small - Holes in airbox...
FTE Small - Catalytic Convertor
FTE Small - Emissions
FTE Small - Buying That First Ranger
FTE Small - Aerostar Transmission
FTE Small - Can anyone help this person...Fw: ranger
Re: FTE Small - Buying That First Ranger
Re: FTE Small - Holes in airbox...
FTE Small - Purchasing A 1990 Ford Ranger
FTE Small - Wanted: Inexpensive Cap For A Ranger
Re: FTE Small - Holes in airbox...

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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 17:09:47 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: Your truck photo wanted for the Pigeon Forge show

As we did last year, Ford Truck Enthusiasts will be at
the F100 Supernationals in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee from
May 13-16. We plan to have a board featuring trucks
from our members on display.

If you would like your truck featured, send a photograph
to:

Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Inc.
PO Box 422
Lilburn, GA 30048

You must send a photograph. Emailed scans will not be
accepted for the board. Please send them ASAP.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 18:06:59 -0400
From: J Cope
Subject: FTE Small - Holes in airbox...

I drive an '88 BII with the 2.9 v6. You think drilling the holes in my airbox would help, and how would you recommend doing it?
Thanks!

JC

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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 19:05:42 -0500 (EST)
From: Lew King
Subject: FTE Small - Catalytic Convertor

Hi folks

I am new to this list so what I have to say has probably
been covered before. If so, please excuse me and ignore the
message.

For the first time in 220,000 miles my 86 Ranger 2.9, 5
speed has needed a major repair. It failed imission inspection
due to excess HC at an idle, other parts of the test passed well
within limits.

They quoted me a price of over $400 at the garage and
local parts stores wanted almost $300 for both converters
together. The garage mechanic stated that only the front
convertor needed replaced as it does most of the work. At the
high milage I hated to put a lot of money in the truch.
Although it runs extreemly well, still smokes the tires, and
will blow the doors off most of the new vehicles, particularly
up steep hills, anything could go at any time.

So I saw a convertor in the J C Whitney catalog that
looked like the front convertor for $115. Ordered this and put
it on. Let me say it is almost the same size, but not quite.
This is not a project for the faint of heart or novice, but
doable. The question is, is 8 hours of hard work worth a couple
of hundred bucks. Nope, not any more.

Lew King

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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 20:42:02 -0400
From: J Cope
Subject: FTE Small - Emissions

I recently took my '88 BII in for inspection and found out something
interesting. I was looking through the slips of all the past inspections
as well as this year's, and I noticed that on every single one my truck put
out "0.00% CO". Now, I've heard of some clean-burning cars, but this
isn't this a little odd?

JC

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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 21:01:16 -0400
From: "The Mahlers"
Subject: FTE Small - Buying That First Ranger

Hello:-)


A reputable local used vehicle dealer has this beautiful Ford Ranger
extended cab for sale. The 2 wheel drive, XLT 2.9/6 engine has a bed liner,
automatic transmission, tape deck, am / fm radio, air conditioning, tow kit,
rope hooks on the sides of the bed walls, new muffler system (tail pipe has
surface rust), mint interior, enough rust overall to fill a nickel,
scratches on the top of the bed walls that have been filled in, great
breaks, near new tires and an engine that has been meticulously cared for
with its 124,909 miles that has never been in any kind of accident. The
vehicle was a trade in to the local Ford dealer and then purchased by the
used car dealer. The lemon law stipulations have been checked and
everything passes. The hood release cable has been broken and I have been
told dozens of them break. Sold retail the truck could be sold for $4995
yet the dealer is selling the vehicle for $4100.

All your thoughts and experience please:-)

One soon to be truck owner.

William K. Mahler




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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 18:04:29 PDT
From: "H. Lee Purvis"
Subject: FTE Small - Aerostar Transmission

My '88 Areostar has an A4LD auto that is acting up. I hope y'all can
give me some ideas as to what to check. A couple of weeks ago, I was
in OD and went to pass another car. I pushed the accelerator and
instead of kicking into passing gear, the tranny jumped out of gear.
When I took my foot off the pedal, it dropped back in. Yesterday when
I left work, the van wouldn't move from a start unless I got the rpm's
way up. It acted almost like I had the emergency brake on. When I
moved the selector to D it ran better, but still felt tight (I'm in
the habit of leaving the selector in OD). I changed the filter and
fluid today and noticed a clacking sound from the area of the torque
converter. Any ideas? With 150k on it, I'm hoping to avoid a
complete overhaul.


Thanks
Lee

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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 21:14:18 -0400
From: "Bryce Beyler"
Subject: FTE Small - Can anyone help this person...Fw: ranger

- -----Original Message-----
From: Marie Livengood
To: beyler geocities.com
Date: Sunday, April 25, 1999 3:52 PM
Subject: ranger


>
> I was wondering if you could help me with a project I'm working on.
>For my engineering class I am designing an electric powered ranger and
>I need to find the amount of power required for the headlights, tail
>lights, turn signals, radio, etc. To calculate this
>information I need to know the number of watts required for each of
>these devices. If you can help me out please respond to this email as
>soon as possible.
>
> Thank You,
> Marie -- PSU
>_________________________________________________________
>Do You Yahoo!?
> >

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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 18:37:45 -0700
From: JJ Thomas
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Buying That First Ranger

What Year?

At 21:01 04/25/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello:-)
>
>
> A reputable local used vehicle dealer has this beautiful Ford Ranger
>extended cab for sale. The 2 wheel drive, XLT 2.9/6 engine has a bed liner,
>automatic transmission, tape deck, am / fm radio, air conditioning, tow kit,
>rope hooks on the sides of the bed walls, new muffler system (tail pipe has
>surface rust), mint interior, enough rust overall to fill a nickel,
>scratches on the top of the bed walls that have been filled in, great
>breaks, near new tires and an engine that has been meticulously cared for
>with its 124,909 miles that has never been in any kind of accident. The
>vehicle was a trade in to the local Ford dealer and then purchased by the
>used car dealer. The lemon law stipulations have been checked and
>everything passes. The hood release cable has been broken and I have been
>told dozens of them break. Sold retail the truck could be sold for $4995
>yet the dealer is selling the vehicle for $4100.
>
> All your thoughts and experience please:-)
>
>One soon to be truck owner.
>
>William K. Mahler
>
>
>
>
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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 20:58:31 -0500
From: "Greg Hopper"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Holes in airbox...

im sure it could. we just disconnected and took the airbox out. then just
select your favorite drill bit (i think we used a 3/8 or 1/2). just start
drilling holes in the sides; make sure you dont drill any above the level
of the filter (if that's even possible). we made em in a big square pattern
so they look half like they belong there, but it really wont matter. we
probably put about 20 on each of 3 sides, but you can drill as many as you
deem necessary. the more you drill the more air you'll get...
dave


I drive an '88 BII with the 2.9 v6. You think drilling the holes in my
airbox would help, and how would you recommend doing it?
Thanks!

JC

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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 22:31:37 -0400
From: "The Mahlers"
Subject: FTE Small - Purchasing A 1990 Ford Ranger

Hello:-)


A reputable local used vehicle dealer has this beautiful Ford Ranger
extended cab for sale. The 1990, 2 wheel drive, XLT 2.9/6 engine has a bed
liner,
automatic transmission, tape deck, am / fm radio, air conditioning, tow kit,
rope hooks on the sides of the bed walls, new muffler system (tail pipe has
surface rust), mint interior, enough rust overall to fill a nickel,
scratches on the top of the bed walls that have been filled in, great
breaks, near new tires and an engine that has been meticulously cared for
with its 124,909 miles that has never been in any kind of accident. The
vehicle was a trade in to the local Ford dealer and then purchased by the
used car dealer. The lemon law stipulations have been checked and
everything passes. The hood release cable has been broken and I have been
told dozens of them break. Sold retail the truck could be sold for $4995
yet the dealer is selling the vehicle for $4100.

All your thoughts and experience please:-)

One soon to be truck owner.

William K. Mahler




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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 22:33:09 -0400
From: "The Mahlers"
Subject: FTE Small - Wanted: Inexpensive Cap For A Ranger

Hello,

My wife and I are seeking a used cap that will fit a 1990 Ford Ranger XLT
with an extended cab. We hope to pay no more than $300.00

Leonda & William Mahler
Hyannis, MA

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Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 22:50:02 EDT
From: Ding060297 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Holes in airbox...

It sure doesn't hurt ..sounds cool. gives ya a lil more pep and thats....


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