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small-list-digest Friday, July 9 1999 Volume 03 : Number 170



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Radiator Support
Re: FTE Small - Smog Pump
Re: FTE Small - Smog Pump
Re: FTE Small - Smog Pump
Re: FTE Small - Smog Pump
Re: FTE Small - Smog Pump
FTE Small - Intake Upgrade
[none]
FTE Small - Front Springs '91 Explorer
FTE Small - film on paint

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Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 06:05:50 PDT
From: Chuck Anderson
Subject: FTE Small - Radiator Support

My Bronco II (90, 2.9, auto., 4X4, 171,000 miles) has a bunch of rust damage
at the bottom of the radiator support. Will the radiator support unbolt
from the fenders and inner fenders. It looks like a bolt-on unit but I have
not looked at it too closely. I found one on a junk ranger that was
perfect. Any info. appreciated.

Chuck
90 Bronco II


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Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 09:08:08 -0400
From: David Cooley
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Smog Pump

At 01:01 AM 7/8/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Anyone know anything about the smog pump in the 2.9L EFI V6 or how I can go
>about disconnecting it? I've heard rumors that it could help gas
>mileage...

Don't waste your time... It's just a rumor.
The smog pump takes less than 1/10 HP to run and blows air into the exhaust
and catalytic convertor.
Removing or disabling it will actually make the convertor fail in short
order due to the lack of oxygen necessary for it's functioning.
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Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 09:11:14 -0700
From: "Alan Wilson"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Smog Pump

Can you say, "Shady Tree Mechanic?"

David Cooley wrote:

> At 01:01 AM 7/8/99 -0400, you wrote:
> >Anyone know anything about the smog pump in the 2.9L EFI V6 or how I can go
> >about disconnecting it? I've heard rumors that it could help gas
> >mileage...
>
> Don't waste your time... It's just a rumor.
> The smog pump takes less than 1/10 HP to run and blows air into the exhaust
> and catalytic convertor.
> Removing or disabling it will actually make the convertor fail in short
> order due to the lack of oxygen necessary for it's functioning.

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Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 18:10:27 GMT
From: jcope fnusa.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Smog Pump

Thanks for the input. I wanted to check here before I spent hours
looking for something that wasn't going to help me very much...

Speaking on catalytic converters failing, does anyone know what the
Massachusetts policy on emissions is, specifically regarding when I no
longer have to pass the test? My cat does a superb job, and in the 11
times I've gotten my '88 BII inspected, the CO reading has always been
0. I suspect this eats up some power though, and if I don't have to
pass emissions anymore it might not get replaced if I happened to lose
it on a boulder or a sledgehammer or something....

JC
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Can you say, "Shady Tree Mechanic?"

David Cooley wrote:

> At 01:01 AM 7/8/99 -0400, you wrote:
> >Anyone know anything about the smog pump in the 2.9L EFI V6 or how I
can go
> >about disconnecting it? I've heard rumors that it could help gas
> >mileage...
>
> Don't waste your time... It's just a rumor.
> The smog pump takes less than 1/10 HP to run and blows air into the
exhaust
> and catalytic convertor.
> Removing or disabling it will actually make the convertor fail in
short
> order due to the lack of oxygen necessary for it's functioning.

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Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 14:48:39 -0400
From: David Cooley
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Smog Pump

At 06:10 PM 7/8/99 +0000, you wrote:
>Thanks for the input. I wanted to check here before I spent hours
>looking for something that wasn't going to help me very much...
>
>Speaking on catalytic converters failing, does anyone know what the
>Massachusetts policy on emissions is, specifically regarding when I no
>longer have to pass the test? My cat does a superb job, and in the 11
>times I've gotten my '88 BII inspected, the CO reading has always been
>0. I suspect this eats up some power though, and if I don't have to
>pass emissions anymore it might not get replaced if I happened to lose
>it on a boulder or a sledgehammer or something....

Well,
Federal law states that the equipment that came on the car new is required
to stay on the car and cannot be removed or bypassed... If the converter
fails, it must be replaced or it will not pass emission inspection...
States can add to the laws, but can't take away from them.
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Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 15:03:56 -0700
From: norm map.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Smog Pump

jcope fnusa.com wrote:
>
> Thanks for the input. I wanted to check here before I spent hours
> looking for something that wasn't going to help me very much...
>
> Speaking on catalytic converters failing, does anyone know what the
> Massachusetts policy on emissions is, specifically regarding when I no
> longer have to pass the test? My cat does a superb job, and in the 11
> times I've gotten my '88 BII inspected, the CO reading has always been
> 0. I suspect this eats up some power though, and if I don't have to
> pass emissions anymore it might not get replaced if I happened to lose
> it on a boulder or a sledgehammer or something....
>
> JC
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> Can you say, "Shady Tree Mechanic?"
>
> David Cooley wrote:
>
> > At 01:01 AM 7/8/99 -0400, you wrote:
> > >Anyone know anything about the smog pump in the 2.9L EFI V6 or how I
> can go
> > >about disconnecting it? I've heard rumors that it could help gas
> > >mileage...
> >
> > Don't waste your time... It's just a rumor.
> > The smog pump takes less than 1/10 HP to run and blows air into the
> exhaust
> > and catalytic convertor.
> > Removing or disabling it will actually make the convertor fail in
> short
> > order due to the lack of oxygen necessary for it's functioning.
>
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I have an 84 BII and didn't have to do the emissions yhis year..

Pete
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Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 15:41:08 -0500
From: Kevin Arnold
Subject: FTE Small - Intake Upgrade

Has anyone done an intake upgrade on a 1994 4.0 L V6 Ford Ranger? I talked
to a K&N representative and he said their kit wouldn't work. The only other
one I have found is a TruRev Induction Kit. ( This kit doesn't include
everything you need). Any input would be great.

Kevin

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Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 17:18:41 -0500
From: "SPECTRE"
Subject: [none]

The tranny in my '84 doesn't want to shift soon enough.
It revs really high ( sounds dangerously high )
and will shift if you let off the gas.
I've already adjusted the downshift linkage as far as it will go,
could the rod be bent?
Are their any other adjustments I could try.
I heard someone say something about the vacum modulator having an
adjusting screw or something.
Any suggestions welcome.

SPECTRE



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Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 19:15:45 -0700
From: "Ken St.John"
Subject: FTE Small - Front Springs '91 Explorer

I have a question regarding changing converting the regular front springs to
3" lift springs.
How do you secure the top of the spring to the frame? They fit in the
groove but tend to shift a little.

Thanks in advance
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Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 21:50:43 -0700
From: Richard Salitra
Subject: FTE Small - film on paint

Following up on my post last nite. I went out & bought Meguir's Clear
Coat Body Scrub Paint Cleaner. With a bit of elbow grease, all the
grime came off beautifully.....


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