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small-list-digest Monday, September 20 1999 Volume 03 : Number 243



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In this issue:

FTE Small - re: trim packages
FTE Small - 94 Explorer Trans Swap
FTE Small - Goodbye....sadly
Re: FTE Small - 94 Explorer Trans Swap
Re: FTE Small - Non functioning heater
Re: FTE Small - Non functioning heater
Re: FTE Small - Non functioning heater
FTE Small - Fuel Filter
RE: FTE Small - Stop hoarding your Rangers
Re: FTE Small - To tailgate or not to tailgate
Re: FTE Small - Fuel Filter
FTE Small - How do I install Traction-Lok clutches?
Re: FTE Small - Fuel Filter
Re: FTE Small - How do I install Traction-Lok clutches?

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 06:34:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ed Knight
Subject: FTE Small - re: trim packages

They can be confusing, can't they? :)

Besides the Explorer package on full-size pickups at one time, there was also a Ranger model of full-size.

There was also an Explorer package you could get in the early 70's on full-size Broncos.

Way back in the 50's, there was an F-100 based 'sport-ute' type vehicle with enclosed back that was called the Ranger.

In the mid-90's, the Ranger-based Explorer could be purchased with the "Expedition" package, and now the Expedition is a different vehicle, based on the full-size chassis.

Drives the guys a little wacky at the salvage yards sometimes, when trying to figure out just exactly what you're looking for!

Sunday Morning Ramblings...
Ed


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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 10:43:47 EDT
From: "Joe Gill"
Subject: FTE Small - 94 Explorer Trans Swap

Hey guys,
I was wondering if anyone has ever done an automatic to manual trans swap in
a 94 Explorer. I own a 94 4 door with a 4 liter in it. I was able to find
a place that makes adapters for a T5 World Class trannie but I'd end up
paying 2 grand just for the adapters and tranny but the tranny is new. I'd
still need to get a clutch and bell housing. Do you think I could just pull
a bell housing from a Bronco II or a Explorer Sport from a junk yard?? Also
how long do you think it'd take someone with minimal mechanical knowledge to
do the auto to manual tranny swap??

Thanks guys... If you all need a great legal place to go fourwheeling and
you're near Baltimore drop me an email... I've got a great place... A friend
of mine with an F250 with 36 inch supper swamper TSL's get stuck there... :)
Well let me know and I'll hook you up. :)


Happy wheelin,

Joe :)
ExplorerDude hotmail.com

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 17:08:29 +0100
From: "Neil Brownlee"
Subject: FTE Small - Goodbye....sadly

Hi guys....

Sadly this is my goodbye from the list, my 1998 Explorer has finally been
deemed irrepairable. There is an untraceable air leak in the engine. After 6
months of rebuilding etc. it has come as a shame and a blessing. They are
replacing it with a Range Rover (good news eh Tim????) 4.6HSE. I loved my
Explorer, but Ford UK just cannot service/repair/look after them. So
goodbye. Sorry,

Neil




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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 12:14:17 -0400
From: "David A. Cooley"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 94 Explorer Trans Swap

At 10:43 AM 9/19/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Hey guys,
>I was wondering if anyone has ever done an automatic to manual trans swap
>in a 94 Explorer. I own a 94 4 door with a 4 liter in it. I was able to
>find a place that makes adapters for a T5 World Class trannie but I'd end
>up paying 2 grand just for the adapters and tranny but the tranny is
>new. I'd still need to get a clutch and bell housing. Do you think I
>could just pull a bell housing from a Bronco II or a Explorer Sport from a
>junk yard?? Also how long do you think it'd take someone with minimal
>mechanical knowledge to do the auto to manual tranny swap??


Joe,
You may be better off pulling the different parts you need from a wrecked
91-94 with the 5 speed... In additiona to the mechanical components, you'll
also need the computer from the 5 speed version.

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 12:43:05 -0400
From: "Stephen Bozzone"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Non functioning heater

I've had my truck for about a week since the thermostat was replaced. It's
running on the cold side now (phew!).

However, I smell antifreeze still. I'm not sure if this is just left over
from when it spurted out of the reserve tank. I checked under the car and I
saw a small amount of fluid. I looked at the reserve tank, and it looks
like it had overflowed and had spouted out. There was fluid all around it.
The reserve tank was filled to the top. Is this normal?

My fluid is dirty and brown, i will be flushing to cooling system.. it's in
need of one!

Steve Bozzone
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Sent: 18/9/99 11:55 PM
Subject: FTE Small - Non functioning heater


>
>In a message dated 9/13/99 4:36:17 AM,
>owner-small-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:
>
>
the
>beginning (before it got incredibly hot), it worked (it blew hot air)
>However, when It became very hot, the heat did not work anymore.. it blew
>cool air in. Does this mean something?
>
>
>Thanks,
>
>
>Steve Bozzone
> >>
>
>Yes, it means that something (thermostat?) is stopping the coolant from
>circulating. The coolant that was in the heater coils cooled off because it
>couldn't get back to the engine to be reheated.
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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 13:04:18 -0400
From: "David A. Cooley"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Non functioning heater

At 12:43 PM 9/19/99 -0400, you wrote:
>I've had my truck for about a week since the thermostat was replaced. It's
>running on the cold side now (phew!).
>
>However, I smell antifreeze still. I'm not sure if this is just left over
>from when it spurted out of the reserve tank. I checked under the car and I
>saw a small amount of fluid. I looked at the reserve tank, and it looks
>like it had overflowed and had spouted out. There was fluid all around it.
>The reserve tank was filled to the top. Is this normal?

Make sure the overflow bottle is only up to the full hot mark when the
engine is up to temp. It will puke coolant if the bottle is overfull...
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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 13:15:28 -0400
From: "Stephen Bozzone"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Non functioning heater

>>It will puke coolant if the bottle is overfull...

It has done this before I got the thermostat replaced. What if it is higher
than the full hot mark?

Steve Bozzone
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- ----- Original Message -----
From: David A. Cooley
To:
Sent: 19/9/99 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Non functioning heater


>At 12:43 PM 9/19/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>I've had my truck for about a week since the thermostat was replaced.
It's
>>running on the cold side now (phew!).
>>
>>However, I smell antifreeze still. I'm not sure if this is just left over
>>from when it spurted out of the reserve tank. I checked under the car and
I
>>saw a small amount of fluid. I looked at the reserve tank, and it looks
>>like it had overflowed and had spouted out. There was fluid all around
it.
>>The reserve tank was filled to the top. Is this normal?
>
>Make sure the overflow bottle is only up to the full hot mark when the
>engine is up to temp. It will puke coolant if the bottle is overfull...
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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: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 10:43:10 -0700
From: Adam McLaughlin
Subject: FTE Small - Fuel Filter

I have already replaced both fuel pumps in my 1988 BII. How would I know
when the fuel filter is shot?

We're at 164 K right now...

I'm looking for things to do to boost my 92 octane fuel economy. :-)

Adam

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 16:55:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: papacat webtv.net
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Stop hoarding your Rangers

please give details on ranger for sale

papacat webtv.net

thanks

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 16:20:31 -0500
From: alannorthstar mindspring.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - To tailgate or not to tailgate

On Thu, 16 Sep 1999 12:06:59 -0800, you wrote:

:To all who shall see these presents greetings,
:I am on my second full size truck the first was an '86 F-150 4x4 with a =
fuel injected 302, my current truck is a '79 F-250 Supercab with a 460 =
and both of these trucks benefitted greatly from running around with the =
tailgate down or off. I also drove a 92 Ranger for about 5 months for my =
job and put on about 350 miles a night. If I drove with the gate up I had=
to stop for gas during the night if I had it down I would top off in the=
morning for the next driver.
:Alex
:79 F-250 Supercab
:
So,
1. get an "Air Gate" made of a strong, open construction of cable and
something flexible like rubber, and have the best of both worlds -- a
tailgate that doesn't cause so much air resistance.
or
2. put a topper of some kind on your truck bed, so you can keep the
tailgate up and still have it be aerodynamic enough to avoid the drag.
If you need to carry tall items now and then, get something like the
Pace-Edwards roll-top which will roll up into a box at the front of
your box so you can carry tall items, then you unroll it to cover the
box so you're aerodynamic and fuel-efficient, again.

Later,
Alan
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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 14:47:35 -0700
From: clayton Nichols
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Fuel Filter

according to Ford, you shouldn't have to replace the fuel filter in the
lifetime of your vehicle, but to be on the safe side i replaced it anyway.
its a cheap part so why not?

Adam McLaughlin wrote:

> I have already replaced both fuel pumps in my 1988 BII. How would I know
> when the fuel filter is shot?
>
> We're at 164 K right now...
>
> I'm looking for things to do to boost my 92 octane fuel economy. :-)
>
> Adam
>
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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 16:40:04 -0700
From: "Tom Ewing"
Subject: FTE Small - How do I install Traction-Lok clutches?

I've got a 7.5inch Traction-Lok diff in my 92Ranger with 4.11 gears.
Could someone refer me to a book or whatever source that is readily
available that would walk me through the process of installing
replacement clutches? I've never even looked at one of these units
close up, so I know nothing about project. If I'm overcomplicating
this, meaning its some kind of obvious bolt in once I remove the rear
cover, please tell me so. I've got a Chilton book that includes my
year Ranger, but I don't see where this is discussed. I plan to buy
the plate-type clutches at my local Ford dealer. Do they have a
hand-out or whatever that comes with the clutches?
Tom
92Ranger
58F100

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 19:35:06 -0400
From: David Cooley
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Fuel Filter

At 02:47 PM 9/19/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>according to Ford, you shouldn't have to replace the fuel filter in the
>lifetime of your vehicle, but to be on the safe side i replaced it anyway.
>its a cheap part so why not?


Ford realized that was an error... All the new vehicles they recomend
replacing the Filter at 30K intervals.

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 19:36:54 -0400
From: David Cooley
Subject: Re: FTE Small - How do I install Traction-Lok clutches?

At 04:40 PM 9/19/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>I've got a 7.5inch Traction-Lok diff in my 92Ranger with 4.11 gears.
>Could someone refer me to a book or whatever source that is readily
>available that would walk me through the process of installing
>replacement clutches? I've never even looked at one of these units
>close up, so I know nothing about project. If I'm overcomplicating
>this, meaning its some kind of obvious bolt in once I remove the rear
>cover, please tell me so. I've got a Chilton book that includes my
>year Ranger, but I don't see where this is discussed. I plan to buy
>the plate-type clutches at my local Ford dealer. Do they have a
>hand-out or whatever that comes with the clutches?


In order to do it properly, once the traction-loc clutches are replaced you
need dial indicators etc to set up the proper clearances in the rear end...
Just putting it back in the way it was will lead to a very premature
failure... A job best left to a shop!

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