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small-list-digest Tuesday, July 20 1999 Volume 03 : Number 181



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In this issue:

Re: AW: FTE Small - click, click, click
FTE Small - whining/whirring noise
FTE Small - Re: seats
Re: FTE Small - Re: seats
FTE Small - Power mirror meets truck tire at 75 MPH
Re: FTE Small - Power mirror meets truck tire at 75 MPH
FTE Small - Highrider

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 07:43:57 -0400
From: "David A. Cooley"
Subject: Re: AW: FTE Small - click, click, click

At 09:46 AM 7/19/99 +0200, you wrote:

>Hi,
>
>"Fords love to eat the positive battery cable inside"......where?? My
>Aerostar does that sometimes, scared the hell out of my wife on her Saturday
>shopping trip....


Anywhere between the battery and the starter... Caused by acid from the
battery "creeping" under the insulation and eating away at the wire.

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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: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 06:24:28 -0700
From: IDPTV
Subject: FTE Small - whining/whirring noise

This weekend it was about 100 degrees and I needed to use the AC while I
was
loading our boat to keep the baby from melting. I turned it off once we
were
moving because I didn't think towing with the AC on was a smart thing to
do.
Once we were underway with the AC off and the windows down I could hear
a
whining/whirring noise, (like something? was straining or working too
hard.) There didn't seem to be any loss of power and the
tranny was still shifting smoothly as always. The noise continued
throughout
the 40 mile drive home. After the truck sat all night I drove it and the
noise was
still there but it magically went away after about a mile of driving, it
just kind of
faded away and sounded normal again. I have heard this sound once before
and
again it coincided with running the AC. Also my temp guage runs quite
low, sometimes not even registering, when it does seem to be working it
never
gets to the N in the NORMAL range. The temp sensor was replaced six
months ago and the heat works fine. Maybe these two things could be
related?
Anyway I'd be interested in any input... It's a 92 XLT with 97,000
miles, I've only
had the truck for about 6 months now, and I really like it and don't
want to
screw it up.
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 15:15:31 -0400
From: "Kenneth J. Nagy"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: seats

Just got back from a 240 mile, one way, non-stop trip in my '96 Explorer
with the power leather seats. I have to agree, it was a very comfortable
trip. The Explorer seats are superior to the Mustang's.


Ken

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Slaw
To:
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 2:24 PM
Subject: FTE Small - Re: seats


> Ron Richardson wrote:
>
> > Does anyone have advice for me in upgrading the seats on my
> > Ranger? Thanks, in advance.
>
> The seats in my Explorer V8 are superior to the seats in my Mustang GT.
The
> Explorer has 6-way power cloth bucket seats which are exceptionally
> comfortable to sit in. I would definitely recommend these over ANY Mustang
> seat, including the Cobra's. You should be able to find a nice set at the
> U-pul-it for $200 to $300 each, which is half what the racing seats will
be
> (Flofit/Recaro/etc).
>
> --
> Chris Slaw
> --
> '97 Explorer V8 19k
> '93 626ES auto 50k
> '90 MustangGT 5spd 60k
> --
> "If you find a path with no obstacles,
> it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
>
>
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 20:23:19 +0100
From: "Neil Brownlee"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: seats

I did a 16 hour 1000 mile trip in my Ford Granada with leather seats...and
it was great..the Explorer are even more comfortable, but 600 miles is my
tops non-stop in that.....(by non-stop I mean noothing longer than a 10
minute coffee....)

Neil

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Kenneth J. Nagy
To:
Sent: 19 July 1999 20:15
Subject: FTE Small - Re: seats


>Just got back from a 240 mile, one way, non-stop trip in my '96 Explorer
>with the power leather seats. I have to agree, it was a very comfortable
>trip. The Explorer seats are superior to the Mustang's.
>
>
>Ken
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Chris Slaw
>To:
>Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 1999 2:24 PM
>Subject: FTE Small - Re: seats
>
>
>> Ron Richardson wrote:
>>
>> > Does anyone have advice for me in upgrading the seats on my
>> > Ranger? Thanks, in advance.
>>
>> The seats in my Explorer V8 are superior to the seats in my Mustang GT.
>The
>> Explorer has 6-way power cloth bucket seats which are exceptionally
>> comfortable to sit in. I would definitely recommend these over ANY
Mustang
>> seat, including the Cobra's. You should be able to find a nice set at the
>> U-pul-it for $200 to $300 each, which is half what the racing seats will
>be
>> (Flofit/Recaro/etc).
>>
>> --
>> Chris Slaw
>> --
>> '97 Explorer V8 19k
>> '93 626ES auto 50k
>> '90 MustangGT 5spd 60k
>> --
>> "If you find a path with no obstacles,
>> it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
>>
>>
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 19:28:02 -0400
From: "Anthony Rifici"
Subject: FTE Small - Power mirror meets truck tire at 75 MPH

It seems like every time I decide to make a performance modification,
something breaks before I have a chance to buy the performance parts.
Today, driving home from work, the car in front of me kicked up a chunk of
truck tire. The tire struck my passenger side mirror, slamming it into the
cab, then ricocheted off the side of the truck.
DAMAGE REPORT: The mirror is glass shattered, there is a large scuff
mark on the backside of the mirror, and there is 4' x 2.5' array of
scratches on the side of the truck. Not good, but also not as bad as it
could have been since it was hit by approx. 3 lb of rubber at 75 MPH.
I figure that with some work, I could get the scratches out of the side
of the truck and make the mirror scuff marks livable. They are power
mirrors, so I pulled the glass out of the mirror and verified that the
electrics still worked, they did. The glass came out with the metal screws
that pivot it still attached.
Here's the question: What are the chances that I can get away with just
buying the glass for the mirror ($60 as opposed to $200 for the whole
thing)? Is the glass supposed to come out the way it did or did I strip out
the threads on the electric motor?
BTW, I am still interested in any response on my dual exit exhaust post.

Thanks for the help,
Tony
94 Ranger Supercab, 4.0L, 5-Speed.

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 19:25:08 -0400
From: "Eric Davis"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Power mirror meets truck tire at 75 MPH

I think insurance will help you cover most of that cost if I'm not
mistaken. Do you have full coverage.

Eric Davis
99 4x4 EB Expedition
99 4x4 F-150 Lariat
98 4x4 Ranger,
Custom Exhaust with Edlebrock muffler,
Superchip, K&N.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Rifici
To: small-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Monday, July 19, 1999 7:21 PM
Subject: FTE Small - Power mirror meets truck tire at 75 MPH


> It seems like every time I decide to make a performance modification,
>something breaks before I have a chance to buy the performance parts.
>Today, driving home from work, the car in front of me kicked up a chunk of
>truck tire. The tire struck my passenger side mirror, slamming it into the
>cab, then ricocheted off the side of the truck.
> DAMAGE REPORT: The mirror is glass shattered, there is a large scuff
>mark on the backside of the mirror, and there is 4' x 2.5' array of
>scratches on the side of the truck. Not good, but also not as bad as it
>could have been since it was hit by approx. 3 lb of rubber at 75 MPH.
> I figure that with some work, I could get the scratches out of the side
>of the truck and make the mirror scuff marks livable. They are power
>mirrors, so I pulled the glass out of the mirror and verified that the
>electrics still worked, they did. The glass came out with the metal screws
>that pivot it still attached.
> Here's the question: What are the chances that I can get away with
just
>buying the glass for the mirror ($60 as opposed to $200 for the whole
>thing)? Is the glass supposed to come out the way it did or did I strip
out
>the threads on the electric motor?
> BTW, I am still interested in any response on my dual exit exhaust
post.
>
> Thanks for the help,
> Tony
> 94 Ranger Supercab, 4.0L, 5-Speed.
>
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 17:18:10 PDT
From: "H. Lee Purvis"
Subject: FTE Small - Highrider

My dad has an 87 Ranger 4X4 with extended cab, 2.8L, and auto. He wants to
put new shocks on it, but everytime he calls a parts place, they want to
know if he has the "highrider" option. Apparently, it was available from
86-87 thru 89. Is there a way to tell for sure? He bought it used so we
don't have the orginal paperwork. I used to have an 87 Toy*ta and the
ranger sits as high as the toy did. I know when I bought the Toy, no other
little pickup sat that high.

Lee
'71 Bronco
'88 Aerostar
'97 Escort


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