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small-list-digest Saturday, June 19 1999 Volume 03 : Number 152



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II
Re: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II
Re: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II
FTE Small - Hot Bronco II
Re: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II
Re: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II
FTE Small - Mr Bronco II's web Site
Re: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II
FTE Small - 4x4 questions
Re: FTE Small - help with Explorer and cd receiver

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Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 07:23:12 -0400
From: "David A. Cooley"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II

At 10:29 PM 6/17/99 -0700, you wrote:
>
>>David Cooley wrote:
>
>>Fan clutch.
>
>
>Okay, what about it? I'm not sure what the norm is for these. Mine turns
>fairly freely by hand. I mean, you can't spin it, but there's not a lot of
>resistance. Is this how it's suppose to be? The fan also turns when the
>engine runs. I don't have a lot of experience with this kind of fan. The
>cars I've had in the past had electric fans.

Hi Ryan,
The fan clutch is supposed to pretty much lock up when it get's hot... If
you let the truck idle a bit after it's fully warmed up then hold the RPM's
up at about 1500-2000 you should hear the roar of the fan for a few seconds
(Maybe as many as 10 or 15) until the clutch cools and then it will quiet
down a bit. You can also heat the fan clutch with a hair dryer and it
should get really stiff to turn by hand.
If not, then it's bad. Hayden sells a heavy duty fan clutch replacement
that locks up a bit earlier than factory clutches to run the vehicle cooler.
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David Cooley N5XMT Internet: N5XMT bellsouth.net
Packet: N5XMT KQ4LO.#INT.NC.USA.NA T.A.P.R. Member #7068
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Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 08:51:54 -0400
From: "Jerry A. Edwards"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II

Ryan,

Do you have a vibration? I've had a number of vehicles with the fan clutch
assembly and experienced problems which include overheating and vibrations.

My '94 4.0 Splash 4X4, auto, 53,000 miles hasn't overhead but at low speeds
(around 15 mph) it has a vibration. Right now, I suspect the serpentine belt
adjuster or the fan clutch. If it is the fan clutch, I'm thinking about
converting to an electric, thermo-controlled unit.

Keep in touch -

Jerry Edwards
Asheville, NC

Ryan Miller wrote:

> >David Cooley wrote:
>
> >Fan clutch.
>
> Okay, what about it? I'm not sure what the norm is for these. Mine turns
> fairly freely by hand. I mean, you can't spin it, but there's not a lot of
> resistance. Is this how it's suppose to be? The fan also turns when the
> engine runs. I don't have a lot of experience with this kind of fan. The
> cars I've had in the past had electric fans.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ryan
>
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Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 09:02:33 -0400
From: "Kenneth J. Nagy"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II

Is the gauge functioning correctly?

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Ryan Miller
To: Truck List
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 1999 9:56 PM
Subject: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II


> My '87 BII (4WD, 2.9, AT)is running hot. The needle stays in the upper
> quarter of the temp gauge (around the "O" in "NORMAL", for those with the
> same gauge). With the temperatures now getting into the '90's outside, I'm
> getting a little nervous. The coolant and oil levels are good and I
recently
> changed out the thermostat, so I'm not sure what else to check. Radiator
and
> water pump? How do you check these, short of swapping them out? Any other
> ideas?
>
> Ryan
>
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Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 09:30:02 -0400
From: "DuPont, Patrick"
Subject: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II

Ryan,
I also have an '87 BII (4WD,2.9,AT) and my temp gauge needle has
always hovered around the top of the "O" or bottom of the "R". The Fan
Clutch appears to be fully operational ... but perhaps it doesn't
consistently perform the way it should. I have a friend who works for FORD
and I'm going to mention this to him and see what his mechanics think. I've
always just kept an eye on it in case it started running hotter than it
already is and it has never gotten worse. I've really never given it much
thought until I read your posting this morning. I'm almost positive that
when the truck was newer the temp gauge was always down in the bottom of the
"N". I'll let you know what I find out. If this is a problem it certainly
has not noticeably affected the performance of the truck.

Patrick Dupont
Philadelphia, PA

'87 Bronco II (98K, Must Sell, new baby - our 3rd - this past March
has made family too large to fit - sacrifice at $4500)
'88 Taurus (105K)
'96 Windstar (33K)

>> Re: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II
>> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 18:56:02 -0700
>> From: "Ryan Miller"
>> Subject: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II
>>
>> My '87 BII (4WD, 2.9, AT)is running hot. The needle stays in the
upper
>> quarter of the temp gauge (around the "O" in "NORMAL", for those
with the
>> same gauge). With the temperatures now getting into the '90's
outside, I'm
>> getting a little nervous. The coolant and oil levels are good and
I recently
>> changed out the thermostat, so I'm not sure what else to check.
Radiator and
>> water pump? How do you check these, short of swapping them out?
Any other
>> ideas?
>>
>> Ryan

>>Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 23:24:28 -0400
>>From: "David A. Cooley"
>>Subject: Re: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II
>
> >Fan clutch.

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Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 09:36:13 -0400
From: "Jerry A. Edwards"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II

David,

What's the address for Hayden?
Thanks.

Jerry Edwards
Phubby bellsouth.net
Asheville, NC

David A. Cooley wrote:

> At 10:29 PM 6/17/99 -0700, you wrote:
> >
> >>David Cooley wrote:
> >
> >>Fan clutch.
> >
> >
> >Okay, what about it? I'm not sure what the norm is for these. Mine turns
> >fairly freely by hand. I mean, you can't spin it, but there's not a lot of
> >resistance. Is this how it's suppose to be? The fan also turns when the
> >engine runs. I don't have a lot of experience with this kind of fan. The
> >cars I've had in the past had electric fans.
>
> Hi Ryan,
> The fan clutch is supposed to pretty much lock up when it get's hot... If
> you let the truck idle a bit after it's fully warmed up then hold the RPM's
> up at about 1500-2000 you should hear the roar of the fan for a few seconds
> (Maybe as many as 10 or 15) until the clutch cools and then it will quiet
> down a bit. You can also heat the fan clutch with a hair dryer and it
> should get really stiff to turn by hand.
> If not, then it's bad. Hayden sells a heavy duty fan clutch replacement
> that locks up a bit earlier than factory clutches to run the vehicle cooler.
> ===========================================================
> David Cooley N5XMT Internet: N5XMT bellsouth.net
> Packet: N5XMT KQ4LO.#INT.NC.USA.NA T.A.P.R. Member #7068
> Sponges grow in the ocean... Wonder how deep it would be if they didn't?!
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Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 10:45:34 -0400
From: David Cooley
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II

At 09:36 AM 6/18/99 -0400, you wrote:
>David,
>
>What's the address for Hayden?
>Thanks.
>

Well,
They don't have a web site I can find...
Pep boys, Auto zone, Chief auto and Advance auto all carry there parts
though. Pretty popular for stock and better than stock replacements.
Jegs and Summit carry their lines as well.
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Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 11:44:02 -0400
From: "Jason Talbot"
Subject: FTE Small - Mr Bronco II's web Site

Hey all Check out my website of my 88 Bronco II. Let me know what you think
of my truck.

The sit was posted bye the Bronco II corral.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.thebronco2corral.cjb.net/


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Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 15:12:01 -0400
From: Chris Slaw
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Hot Bronco II

> >Fan clutch.
>
> Okay, what about it?

If the truck gets hot sitting still, but cools ok at highway speeds, then the
fan clutch is probably bad (too loose). A siezed clutch will cool well, but
add drag and slow you down.

- --
Chris Slaw
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'97 Explorer V8 19k
'93 626ES auto 50k
'90 MustangGT 5spd 60k
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"If you find a path with no obstacles,
it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
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Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 19:08:28 -0400
From: David
Subject: FTE Small - 4x4 questions

I have a 95 Ranger extended cab, 4x4. I am thinking about putting a
suspension lift on after I redo the axles with 4.10 gears and some sort of
limited slip/ locker.
1) Any recomendations on where to buy gears and lockers, and any
recomendations on what type of locker to buy? ( I also use this truck for
driving to work every day and ocasionally for extended highway trips)
2) Any recomendations on brands of suspension to buy? I'm thinking of a
lift in the 2"-4" range.
3) With an extended cab do I need longer drive shafts and brake lines?
after I lift the truck.
4) Can most lift kits be put on by the home mechanic or do they require
special skills and tools?
Thanks, David
David Metcalfe


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Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 22:17:38 -0500
From: Jordan Dean
Subject: Re: FTE Small - help with Explorer and cd receiver

>Is the sub in the right rear side where the amp hides or a seperate box
>across the back?
oh, forgot to explain, it is in a "custom fit" box that replaces the little
cargo compartment at the very back (passenger side). As far as I know,
Q-forms, JBL (stealthbox), and MTX (thunderforms). All make sub boxes for....


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