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small-list-digest Saturday, November 27 1999 Volume 03 : Number 310

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer, Bronco 2 and Aerostar
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In this issue:

Re: FTE Small - A/C clutch engages by itself
FTE Small - Add-a-leaf install question
FTE Small - tailgate removal



Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 13:22:43 -0600
From: alannorthstar
Subject: Re: FTE Small - A/C clutch engages by itself

On Wed, 24 Nov 1999 23:55:23 -0500, you wrote:

:Freewheel wrote:
:> Ford A/C compressors have this feature to help prevent the seals from =
:> out in the seasons when it is not used. By running the compressor even=
:> it is not needed it keeps the oil circulating and avoids many of the
:> problems compressors had in older cars, mostly the front seal going =
out. Now
:> when the front seal fails it is almost always because someone has
:> overtighened the belt.
:> Hope this helps.
:> Larry
:I remember an old Buick (GM) I had that did the same thing. I think =
theyre all
:wired to go on in defrost for the same reason.
:George , KG2KC
Another reason it goes on in defrost is that it helps dehumidify the
air, and can keep your windows clear in warm, rainy weather -- perhaps
not weather you 'd think of as AC weather. Running the compressor
will chill the air, and then when you adjust the temp control for
something comfortable, you still have the advantage of dry air blowing
over your windshield, which will keep it from fogging up.

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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 21:28:03 -0500
From: "4xFord"
Subject: FTE Small - Add-a-leaf install question

Hi I got a set of Explorer ProComp add-a-leafs for my '84 BII. The add a
leaf is the same size as the second from the bottom leaf that was already in
the spring pack. My question is, Do I put the Add-a-leaf above or below this
same size leaf. or do I replace the one leaf with the add-a-leaf??

TIA, Bryce

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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 21:35:47 PST
From: "chris earls"
Subject: FTE Small - tailgate removal

Hey everyone,
I have a situation i need some info on. My 86 Ranger was rear ended by a
mercedes today as i was pulling into my driveway. Nobody was injured,
although the mercedes had significant damage, my Ford only received some
minor scratches on the bumper. As I was inspecting my truck I noticed that
the right side of the tailgate lifted up without any resistance when the
tailgate was half opened. I cant ever remember it doing that. Is this normal
or damage inflicted by the import?
thanks, Chris Earls

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