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small-list-digest Saturday, November 20 1999 Volume 03 : Number 304



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - spark plugs
Re: FTE Small - spark plugs
FTE Small - ADMIN: New store items
FTE Small - Re: '91 Explorer Hatch

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 06:23:34 -0500
From: Stephen.P.Donaldson jci.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - spark plugs

Bosch Platinum's. Hands down. I would just get some decent 8MM spark plug
wires


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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 07:15:49 EST
From: JIMBO01947 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Small - spark plugs

In a message dated 11/19/99 1:09:58 AM Eastern Standard Time,
rsalitra earthlink.net writes:


recommendations on which plug & plug wires to go with? >>

I am sure you will get several different opinions on this...but IMHO you want
see any difference in performance or longevity of the plug as long as you
stick with a "name-brand" plug and it is in the proper heat range. The
exception to that might be if you have modified the engine and are running
high compression pistons and (or) a radical cam grind. i.e. (an offroad
racing engine)

Here's my story: I have a 90 Ranger 2.9 with 244,000 miles on it. I changed
my original factory plugs and wires at 47,000 miles because the motor
developed a miss. I used autolite plugs and generic wires I bought at the
local Auto parts store. I ran these plugs and wires until they developed a
miss (145000 miles). I am now running the third set of plugs and wires that
I bought at Kmart(ugh), These plugs are AC Delco (I think) because Kmart
didn't have any other plugs that would fit my truck. They are running great
with over 50,000 miles on them.
(note) I went to Kmart because I was in the mountains in East Tennessee on a
Sunday and needed to get back to Florida by Monday. Nothing else was open.

Over the years I have owned many cars and most of them would run equally well
on several different type of plugs. Two exceptions that I can think of ; a
68 427corvette
and a 70 351 Clevland (4 barrel ) Mustang. Both of these engines were 11 to
1 compression and were very finicky about plugs and gas.

Jim Humphrey
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 22:20:13 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: New store items

The Ford Truck Enthusiasts online store has been updated
with an additional 122 products. We now carry Continental
Accessories (including TubeTreads), Westin Step Bars,
SportWing and Muth products. These products cover most
new Ford trucks and SUVs and many of the older trucks.

Check it out! The store enables us to continue to offer
the free web and mailing list services.

Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program....

Ken Payne
Admin

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 22:34:47 -0500
From: "Karl M. Noah"
Subject: FTE Small - Re: '91 Explorer Hatch

Thanks to all who responded to my questions. It turns out I don't have to
do to much with the hatch. On Thursday, I decided to give another try and
it opened for me. I naturally thought the release mechanism had to be
lubricated so began doing so when I noticed something on the entire length
of the rubber hatch seal---it was very sticky. I told my wife about it and
got the reply "...oh I forgot, the kids spilt there drinks the other
day...". I purchased a third seat and the kids spend a lot of time back
there. Well, needless to say, cleaned it with water and the hatch is fine.
Who needs clue when there is Coke! :-) So, nothing to offer in terms of a
fix other to say--don't let kids drink in the car.

Thanks
Karl M. Noah
'91 Explorer
Gaithersburg, MD

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