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small-list-digest Saturday, July 17 1999 Volume 03 : Number 178



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - Computer problem?
FTE Small - Bronco II air box- I have a Ram air setup
RE: FTE Small - Headers and Filter charger
RE: FTE Small - Headers and Filter charger
RE: FTE Small - brake warning lights
FTE Small - Seats
FTE Small - Radio noise
Re: FTE Small - Intake Upgrades!
Re: FTE Small - Bronco II air box- I have a Ram air setup
Re: FTE Small - FTE small-list - 99 ranger
Re: FTE Small - Ranger Expedition, or Explorer back to the roots
FTE Small - Ideas for a paint job on a 89 BII

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 12:11:00 GMT
From: jcope fnusa.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Computer problem?

>>I hear they're expensive to replace.

Expensive or not, $500 is a steal. Especially if you have another one
lying around for parts!

JC

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:54:32 -0400
From: JTalbot broadwaytrading.com
Subject: FTE Small - Bronco II air box- I have a Ram air setup

I have a Ram Air setup in my 88 Bronco II. It's pretty easy to do. If you want to see a pic of mine go to http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.BigJaysBronco2.cjb.net.
Also go to http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/suprchargr/ramair/index.htm

It does increase HP, and throttle response is much better. It does work best when you have other mods. Go to www.ford ranger. com. They have a 2.9L board. That's the engine in the Bronco II's. They can give you any mod you can imagine. All are helpfull
Good luck!

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 07:03:19 -0700
From: Ray Scheidnes
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Headers and Filter charger

The quicker you can get air in and out of your motor, the more power you
will generate.
KKM (Kurtz Kustomz Motorsports) is on the internet at www.kustomz.com.
I have headers on my 94 Ranger 4.0, and they're from JBA.
Also, you might consider a gear swap. I changed my 3.73 to 4.56 and am
pretty happy with it.

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> From: Rmisker aol.com[SMTP:Rmisker aol.com]
> Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Thursday, July 15, 1999 9:26 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Small - Headers and Filter charger
>
> This is the first time posting so I hope I do not offend anyone.
> I have a 94 Ford Ranger with the 2.3L four cylinder. The thing is great
> for
> gas mileage and has some pick up but I am looking for some more. I have
> been
> trying to find some Exhaust Headers, a FilterCharger like K&N or the one
> that
> you all have been talking about the "KMM" I think that is what it is, and
> also a performance chip. I have heard that they are all available but I
> have
> not been able to find anything. If you all could help me out I would
> greatly
> appreciate it.
>
> Thanks
> Rob SLC, UT
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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:57:14 -0500
From: Kevin Arnold
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Headers and Filter charger

Go to www.ford ranger. com and look at the links section.

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From: Rmisker aol.com [SMTP:Rmisker aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 1999 11:26 PM
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE Small - Headers and Filter charger

This is the first time posting so I hope I do not offend anyone.
I have a 94 Ford Ranger with the 2.3L four cylinder. The thing is great for
gas mileage and has some pick up but I am looking for some more. I have been
trying to find some Exhaust Headers, a FilterCharger like K&N or the one that
you all have been talking about the "KMM" I think that is what it is, and
also a performance chip. I have heard that they are all available but I have
not been able to find anything. If you all could help me out I would greatly
appreciate it.

Thanks
Rob SLC, UT
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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 13:34:49 -0500
From: "Campbell, Carl "
Subject: RE: FTE Small - brake warning lights

Ok, now I'm REALLY stumped (and more frustrated). For those of you not
familiar with this thread, I've been trying to trouble shoot and restore the
rear antilock brake system (RABS) on my 88 BII XLT which started
malfunctioning after replacing the master cylinder and reservoir a week ago.
Since then I have a lit red "BRAKE" and yellow "REAR ANTILOCK" warning lamp.
Last night I finally located the "diagnostic lead" for the RABS module. It
was neatly hidden in the wire bundle near the module itself located behind
the driver door as shown in the Haynes manual. With the ignition on, I
momentarily shorted this lead to chassis ground to obtain a flashing code as
described in the Chilton manual. There were no flashes of the "REAR
ANTILOCK" lamp. It remained solidly lit. The error code table in the
Chilton manual shows this to be a "CODE 0" BUT IT DOESN"T SAY WHAT A CODE 0
MEANS ! It has a description for every other code(16 in all). The
interesting thing about this problem is the red "BRAKE" lamp being lit. If
I disconnect the reservoir sensor, this lamp goes out leaving the "REAR
ANTILOCK" lamp on. The "BRAKE" lamp still comes on when you set the parking
brake. This led me to suspect the fluid sensor so I tried reconnecting the
old reservoir. No change. The next thing I think I'll try is replacing the
diode/resistor element which is a yellow ice cube-shaped device taped to the
main cable bundle on the driver side of the engine compartment. The Chilton
manual shows this device as part of the RABS but doesn't say what it's
function is. If anybody knows, let me know. I'm hoping a Ford tech reads the
list and is familiar with this system. I'll trudge on.
CARL
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> From: Mike Harms[SMTP:MikeH bechamp.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 15, 1999 11:24 AM
> To: 'small-list ford-trucks.com'
> Subject: RE: FTE Small - brake warning lights
>
>
> I haven't had any real experience with repairing anti-lock but I read
> about
> it quite a bit as it's a technology that I find very interesting.
>
> First, I would really want to see if I can pull the codes from the ABS
> system.
>
> If can pull the codes and don't find any then I would start looking at
> faulty indicators. But from what I understand, if that light is on, there
> will be a code to pull (granted, it may not point you to the exact
> problem).
>
>
>
> >Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 13:19:00 -0500
> >From: "Campbell, Carl "
> >Subject: FTE Small - brake warning lights
>
> >Last night, following Mr. Mike Harms advice, I completely re-bled the
> system
> >running approximately 2 1/2 cans of fluid through. I was unable to find
> the
> >pressurized bleeding tool Mr Harms suggested, so, with my best friend
> ...
> >pedal is firm as a rock and the brakes feel very responsive while
> >driving. However, the warning lights remain lit. Let me throw these
> >questions out there for consumption: 1)Could the reservoir sensor be
> >defective, sending an erronious "no fluid" signal to the RABS module and
> 2)
> >if the RABS module "thinks" there's no fluid in the reservoir, does it
> light
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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 11:33:26 -0700
From: rgstein pacbell.net
Subject: FTE Small - Seats

Watch out for those "inflatable lumbar support" seats: if the lumbar
support doesn't match your physique, it is worthless. In my own case
('92 Aerostar), my lumbar curve is shallow and somewhat high. Ford's
design seems to me to have the lumbar support placed too low: about the
height it should be for the back of an 8-year-old girl. The normal
contours of the seat make me recline too much with no solution. The
seat reclines too much a full-upright position. Ford got it wrong: real
wrong. One thing that I really hate is phony ergonomic chairs.

If I recall, Toyota at one time made a seat with both adjustable depth
lumbar support as well as adjustable height (unfortunately, my '79
Corona only had adj. depth).

Something I tried successfully in my lamented Toyota was to shim the
rear seat bolts with large washers, thereby rotating the seat to get a
more upright sitting position. I keep meaning to do this with the
Aerostar. Any suggestions?

Richard


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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 11:41:08 -0700
From: rgstein pacbell.net
Subject: FTE Small - Radio noise

Mike Griffith wrote:
I have terrible electrical noise on both the regular and CB radios. It
is
both ignition and motor noise (fan, wipers, etc.) on both radios. I
have
checked, cleaned and tightened the engine and body grounds, alternator
and
battery connections, etc. The CB now runs on a separate 14 Ga. shielded
twisted pair direct from the battery; it doesn't work any better than
with
the cigarette lighter plug.

My reply:

Do you have any nasty ground loops in your system (especially antennas)?
Radio noise suppression sometimes approaches witchcraft. Hood ground (I
talk big: my Aerostar's hood is plastic). It may pay to engage the
services of an amateur radio person or a car stereo professional. You
can ask for help from an amateur radio newsgroup.

Just some thoughts.

Richard

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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 17:36:34 EDT
From: Zman959095 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Intake Upgrades!

Thanks a lot!
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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 20:13:41 -0400
From: Mason Phillips
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Bronco II air box- I have a Ram air setup

Is this a Ram Air set up for a 2.9? If so where can I get one? Also any one have any ideas where I can by motor performance stuff for the 2.9

Mason Phillips

JTalbot broadwaytrading.com wrote:

> I have a Ram Air setup in my 88 Bronco II. It's pretty easy to do. If you want to see a pic of mine go to http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.BigJaysBronco2.cjb.net.
> Also go to http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/suprchargr/ramair/index.htm
>
> It does increase HP, and throttle response is much better. It does work best when you have other mods. Go to www.ford ranger. com. They have a 2.9L board. That's the engine in the Bronco II's. They can give you any mod you can imagine. All are helpfull
> Good luck!
>
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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 22:33:47 -0400
From: "Eric Davis"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - FTE small-list - 99 ranger

I wish that the 4x4 Ranger had a skid plate in the front, right under
the radiator(were everything important is). This is where the only problem
is with the 4x4 Ranger. I have torn off my front air damn and fog light
going through a mud hole. I almost hit the radiator. But I will be getting a
Smittybuilt pre-runner guard with the skid plate option soon. If you go
off-roading I would get one of these too.

Eric Davis
99 4x4 EB Expedition
99 4x4 F-150 Lariat
98 4x4 Ranger,
Custom Exhaust with Edlebrock muffler, And soon Edlebrock Shocks
Superchip, K&N.
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From: SpyderLv81 aol.com
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Date: Friday, July 16, 1999 1:18 AM
Subject: FTE Small - FTE small-list - 99 ranger


>I am thinking about buying a 99 ranger. I was look at a 4x4 super cab with
>the 4.0. How well does the 4-wheel drive hold up? And how much power can
>you get out of the v-6 with performance parts. Whats the power diff
between
>stick and auto?
>
>spyder2
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 03:13:00 GMT
From: alannorthstar mindspring.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Ranger Expedition, or Explorer back to the roots

On Fri, 16 Jul 1999 00:21:43 EDT, you wrote:

:Yes please send them to me as well. I would like to see them :)
:
:Thanks=20
:
:Rob
Please send the pics to me, too.

Sorry about not finding your original message. . .=20


Later,
Alan
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 23:32:29 -0500
From: Matthew Banevich
Subject: FTE Small - Ideas for a paint job on a 89 BII

I have a 89 Bronco II that when I purchased it used had LSX on the side
of it in Silver and Grey Stripes..... I hated them so I took them off!

Bad Idea! It had been in an accident and on the drivers side where they
repaired the fender and door, they taped off the stripes and then
painted the door, It looks like S*** now!

I figure since I have the ability to do the work, I might as well, but I
have no clue what would look good on the Truck! It is curently black
with Silver/grey ground affects and the grey interior, and when I am
done, the doors will not have key tumblers in them, they are currently
disconnected anyways, and i just plan to fill in the holes.

I was just looking for anyones ideas as towhat I should do to get it to
....


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