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small-list-digest Sunday, July 18 1999 Volume 03 : Number 179



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Small - FTE small-list - 99 ranger
FTE Small - tires for 99 Ranger
Re: Re: FTE Small - Computer problem?
Re: FTE Small - FTE small-list - 99 ranger
FTE Small - click, click, click
Re: FTE Small - FTE small-list - 99 ranger and engine
FTE Small - Ranger Dual Exit Exhaust
Re: FTE Small - click, click, click
RE: FTE Small - Ideas for a paint job on a 89 BII

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 08:54:10 -0400
From: "Joe Merchak"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - FTE small-list - 99 ranger

Do you have to off-road option. I do and I have hit some pretty big holes
without ripping anything off or hitting the radiator. I wish it has splash
guards though. I am getting tired of cleaning the engine when done.

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From: owner-small-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-small-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Eric Davis
Sent: Friday, July 16, 1999 10:34 PM
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
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
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
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 09:06:47 -0400
From: "Joe Merchak"
Subject: FTE Small - tires for 99 Ranger

I own a 99 Ranger XLT 4X4 Off-Road. I was wondering what would be a nice
replacement tire for this truck. I have the Stock 16" wheels and like to
keep them. I would like to go wider then the stock tires (Explores have
wider tires) but I don't want to have to remove any bodywork either. Thanks
for the info.

PS I have 4.11 Rears with open diffs

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 08:35:20 -0600
From: Tim Curran
Subject: Re: Re: FTE Small - Computer problem?

Really, from what I understand your odds of finding a good replacment out of a salvage yard looks
pretty good. GM's are well known for burning up but it seems like the Ford computers from the era
you're dealing with are next to indistructible, unless of course someone tried to jump start the
vehicle with a 110 volt extension cord at one time, then their toast.................

Oh, and I thought the 84's where located on the drivers side wheel well..... maybe I'm thinking of
something else because I just stripped an '84 Ranger down ot it's chassis and cab and when I took out
the dash and wiring harnesses I didn't find the computer, that 's when I remembered that I had to
remove it from the wheel well to get the front end off...... it's allot easier building the roll cage
when all there is to work around is a steering column and three pedals..........

> > For the past few months I have been looking around for another Bronco II.
> > Today I found an 85, V6, 4X4, 5-speed for sale. Before the guy tried
> > turning it over he told me that it probably wouldnt run because the
> > computer was damaged in an accident (the reason he was selling it). It
> > was side swiped on the front fender of the passenger side. Would this be
> > enough to damage the computer.
>
> Hmmm..
> That's where it's located on my '84.
> ( by the passenger's right foot )
>
> Pull the plastic trim out and look at the computer and see if it's damaged -
> I hear they're expensive to replace.
>
> SPECTRE
>

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 10:43:14 -0400
From: "Eric Davis"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - FTE small-list - 99 ranger

yes I do have the off-road option with all of the skid plates. I just wish
that where was one up front were there needs to be one.

Eric Davis
99 4x4 EB Expedition
99 4x4 F-150 Lariat
98 4x4 Ranger,
Custom Exhaust with Edlebrock muffler,
Superchip, K&N.
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From: Joe Merchak
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, July 17, 1999 8:57 AM
Subject: RE: FTE Small - FTE small-list - 99 ranger


>Do you have to off-road option. I do and I have hit some pretty big holes
>without ripping anything off or hitting the radiator. I wish it has splash
>guards though. I am getting tired of cleaning the engine when done.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-small-list ford-trucks.com
>[mailto:owner-small-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Eric Davis
>Sent: Friday, July 16, 1999 10:34 PM
>To: small-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: Re: FTE Small - FTE small-list - 99 ranger
>



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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 10:47:15 PDT
From: "Dan Funk"
Subject: FTE Small - click, click, click

Hey all,

I have a '94 Explorer XLT 4x4 auto with about 75k miles.

Sometimes when I go to start the truck all I hear is a single 'click' and
the truck will not start until I turn the key again.

It seems kind of random in that the amount of time since the last running
does not seem to be a factor. If their is no 'clicking' the truck starts
easily.

The 'clicking' started about 2 months ago as a once-a-week kind of thing
that I did not pay any attention to, but yesterday I had to turn the key 5
times before the truck would start. In between when I first noticed the
proplem and yesterday I would sometimes have to turn the key 2,3 or 4 times
- - click, click, click. The problem is increasing both in frequency and the
number of 'clicks'.

The truck will start easily, rev to about 1100 rpm and settle down to a
quiet idle of about 650 rpm after about 10 seconds.

Any ideas ?

Thanx dan



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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 14:56:27 EDT
From: SpyderLv81 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - FTE small-list - 99 ranger and engine

What can you do to the engine for more power? I don't want to tear it open
just like the computer and tranny chips air filter exhaust? What is the
engine capable of? I am not use to computer on vehicles. I have a 84 that I
am cutting the computer out of. This will be my second toy. What about a
lift kit and bigger tire? How hard is the speedo to get done?


spyder2
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 15:37:18 -0400
From: "Anthony Rifici"
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger Dual Exit Exhaust

Does anybody know of someone who makes a dual exit cat back exhaust kit
for a Ranger Supercab that would allow me to retain the full-size spare? I
am looking for a reasonably prices kit, so if Borla makes one, they're out.
I love the look of the dual exit, but if I have to go with single exit, I
will. Jegs has a Dynomax kit w/ their Super Turbo muffler for $85, has
anybody heard about this kit? We just put a Dynomax cat back system with
Ultra Flow mufflers on a friends '98 4.6L Mustang GT and it sounded great.
I don't want to go with a kit that is too loud. Just a nice low rumble
is what I'm looking for. Also, I do alot of highway driving, so I don't
want to hear alot of reverberation in the cab at highway speeds. The
Dynomax kit sounded right on the Mustang, but the Mustang also has 6
catalytic converters, so I don't know if anything would make it too loud.
Your recommendations and suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks,
Tony
94 Ranger Supercab, 4.0L, 5-Speed


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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 15:34:14 -0400
From: "David A. Cooley"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - click, click, click

At 10:47 AM 7/17/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Hey all,
>
>I have a '94 Explorer XLT 4x4 auto with about 75k miles.
>
>Sometimes when I go to start the truck all I hear is a single 'click' and
>the truck will not start until I turn the key again.
>
>It seems kind of random in that the amount of time since the last running
>does not seem to be a factor. If their is no 'clicking' the truck starts
>easily.
>
>The 'clicking' started about 2 months ago as a once-a-week kind of thing
>that I did not pay any attention to, but yesterday I had to turn the key 5
>times before the truck would start. In between when I first noticed the
>proplem and yesterday I would sometimes have to turn the key 2,3 or 4
>times - click, click, click. The problem is increasing both in frequency
>and the number of 'clicks'.
>
>The truck will start easily, rev to about 1100 rpm and settle down to a
>quiet idle of about 650 rpm after about 10 seconds.
>
>Any ideas ?


Fords love to eat the positive battery cable inside.


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Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 01:56:01 -0400
From: "J Cope"
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Ideas for a paint job on a 89 BII

I've always thought that if you could pull off chrome body panels, that
would just about be the coolest thing I've ever seen...

JC
'88 BII XLT
235/70R15s
K&N
10k tow hooks
40ch CB
Removed airbox

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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
look Kick A**

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!!

Thanks guys and gals for all the previos help, it has come in handy.

Also, what kind of spark plugs work well in the 2.9L I'm leaning toward
Motorcraft!
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