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In this issue:

RE: FTE Small - 94 Ranger custom exhaust
RE: FTE Small - Ranger airbox
RE: FTE Small - 94 Ranger custom exhaust
RE: FTE Small - Ranger airbox
RE: FTE Small - 94 Ranger custom exhaust
RE: FTE Small - Ranger airbox
FTE Small - Help Needed: '86 BII Failing PA Emission
Re: FTE Small - 94 Ranger custom exhaust
FTE Small - ADMIN: ALL NEW SERVICES ON THE FTE WEB SITE
FTE Small - ADMIN: New server
FTE Small - ADMIN: New events guide
FTE Small - Vibration
FTE Small - CB's

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Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 06:37:17 -0800
From: Ray Scheidnes
Subject: RE: FTE Small - 94 Ranger custom exhaust

Well, I went to the exhaust shop last night for my appointment. They are a
good shop, and highly recommended by other businesses in the area. I've
used them before, so I know for myself that they do excellent work. I
decided to run the exhaust out the back as is was originally intended.
However, They hid the pipe well and put a nice turn-down stainless tip which
does not scream at you when you look at it from any angle. They used a
stainless Walker Ultra Flow muffler and the sound is nice and mellow. Funny
thing is, with the various different exhaust setups that I've experimented
with on this Ranger, I think this feels the most free flowing. I can
actually feel a difference...
Anyway - that's the update. Now, on to the airbox!

> ----------
> From: David Cooley[SMTP:n5xmt bellsouth.net]
> Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 7:29 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: RE: FTE Small - 94 Ranger custom exhaust
>
> At 09:35 AM 12/7/1999 -0800, you wrote:
> >Thanks, David.
> >I've also heard that with the pipe turned down right after the muffler,
> you
> >will get exhaust coming in through the rear sliding window (which I have)
> if
> >it's open. Do you know this to be true? Most of my driving is freeway
> >speed, and I usually have the tailgate off, so I think that exhaust
> should
> >not blow back at me. What do you think?
>
>
> Well,
> It definitely will... It'll be worse with the tailgate down. Surprisingly
>
> enough, you have more wind resistance with the tailgate down or off than
> you do with it up.
>
>
> >What is the advantage of turning the pipe down? Is it primarily for
> folks
> >who like the noise while they drive? Is there any performance advantage?
>
>
> Cost saving... don't have to pay for a tailpipe! Performance? not
> really... Unless you have to run a tiny tailpipe with kinked bends due to
> lack of room...
>
>
> >I'm also curious to know if this would cause a lot of soot to develop on
> the
> >rear axle or anything...
>
>
>
> Shouldn't. Just if you do go that route, make sure the exit is away from
> hoses etc under the truck... Exhaust will be hot and melt things.
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Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 06:49:56 -0800
From: Ray Scheidnes
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Ranger airbox

My Ranger is a 94. The factory airbox assembly does have a tube that
connects to one of my header pipes and then to the main tube, slightly
behind the initial entry point. This little tube does not connect directly
into the airbox itself. Is this a heat riser? I currently have a KKM setup
which involves a top airtube from a 95-97 Ranger and a connical airfilter
and the MAF on the end of that tube. So, all those tubes and hoses and the
box are in the garage...
I'm considering putting that stuff back in to pass my smog inspection. If I
leave it there once it's back in, I thought I may drill those holes in the
airbox... but, holes are permanent, so if it's illegal, I won't do that...

> ----------
> From: David Cooley[SMTP:n5xmt bellsouth.net]
> Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 3:06 PM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: RE: FTE Small - Ranger airbox
>
> At 01:40 PM 12/7/1999 -0800, you wrote:
> >Is the snorkel the piping that comes off the back of the front wall of
> the
> >engine bay, or are you referring to the tube between the MAF and the
> motor?
>
> Yep.. It's the one that comes out of the airbox and goes to the front core
>
> support where it sucks in fresh air.
>
>
> >How can you tell if the airbox has a heat riser? Not sure what that
> is...
>
>
> I think just the 91 and before had the heat riser... It's the pipe that
> comes from around the exhaust to heat air and goes to the air cleaner
> assy. Usually has a temp controlled vacuum operated door on the airbox
> that opens and closes to control heat.
>
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Date: Wed, 08 Dec 1999 10:12:23 -0500
From: David Cooley
Subject: RE: FTE Small - 94 Ranger custom exhaust

At 06:37 AM 12/8/1999 -0800, you wrote:
>Well, I went to the exhaust shop last night for my appointment. They are a
>good shop, and highly recommended by other businesses in the area. I've
>used them before, so I know for myself that they do excellent work. I
>decided to run the exhaust out the back as is was originally intended.
>However, They hid the pipe well and put a nice turn-down stainless tip which
>does not scream at you when you look at it from any angle. They used a
>stainless Walker Ultra Flow muffler and the sound is nice and mellow. Funny
>thing is, with the various different exhaust setups that I've experimented
>with on this Ranger, I think this feels the most free flowing. I can
>actually feel a difference...
>Anyway - that's the update. Now, on to the airbox!

Did you get a good look at the UltraFlow before they put it on?
They are stainless steel and a straight thru design. Probably the best
value... Much less expensive than a Borla, but the same stainless
material... They actually flow better than a Borla, because regardless of
the inlet and outlet size of the Ultra Flow, they use a 3" diameter core...
Borla's actually neck down slightly unless you get their XR4 race
muffler... Which at $400.00 for just a muffler, they can keep it!
I've had UltraFlow's on all my vehicles except the Explorer... They didn't
make a direct bolt in, so I got the MagnaFlow (Same basic construction as
the ultra Flow, but had the flange to bolt to my cats etc already on
it!) After 2 years on a Dodge Neon, It was still as shiny as the day it
was installed... 3 years and 60,000 miles on a 95 Buick LeSabre and it
looked like new as well!

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Packet: N5XMT KQ4LO.#INT.NC.USA.NA T.A.P.R. Member #7068
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Date: Wed, 08 Dec 1999 10:20:51 -0500
From: David Cooley
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Ranger airbox

At 06:49 AM 12/8/1999 -0800, you wrote:
>My Ranger is a 94. The factory airbox assembly does have a tube that
>connects to one of my header pipes and then to the main tube, slightly
>behind the initial entry point. This little tube does not connect directly
>into the airbox itself. Is this a heat riser? I currently have a KKM setup
>which involves a top airtube from a 95-97 Ranger and a connical airfilter
>and the MAF on the end of that tube. So, all those tubes and hoses and the
>box are in the garage...
>I'm considering putting that stuff back in to pass my smog inspection. If I
>leave it there once it's back in, I thought I may drill those holes in the
>airbox... but, holes are permanent, so if it's illegal, I won't do that...

That's definitely the heat riser assy.
If you get a 2nd air box from a bone yard and modify it, once a year when
you get it smogged you can put the original one back on to pass inspection.
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Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 07:22:20 -0800
From: Ray Scheidnes
Subject: RE: FTE Small - 94 Ranger custom exhaust

Yeah, I saw the Ultra Flow and it sure is shiny. The shop explained the
straight through design and stuff. I've had other straight through mufflers
before, and I must say that this Ultra Flow is probably the best. I really
can feel a difference in throttle response and the noise is under control.
I'm going to crawl under the truck today to have a close look at everything.
I'll be sure to take some windex to the fingerprints on the muffler!

> ----------
> From: David Cooley[SMTP:n5xmt bellsouth.net]
> Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 7:12 AM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: RE: FTE Small - 94 Ranger custom exhaust
>
>
>
> Did you get a good look at the UltraFlow before they put it on?
> They are stainless steel and a straight thru design. Probably the best
> value... Much less expensive than a Borla, but the same stainless
> material... They actually flow better than a Borla, because regardless of
> the inlet and outlet size of the Ultra Flow, they use a 3" diameter
> core...
> Borla's actually neck down slightly unless you get their XR4 race
> muffler... Which at $400.00 for just a muffler, they can keep it!
> I've had UltraFlow's on all my vehicles except the Explorer... They didn't
>
> make a direct bolt in, so I got the MagnaFlow (Same basic construction as
>
> the ultra Flow, but had the flange to bolt to my cats etc already on
> it!) After 2 years on a Dodge Neon, It was still as shiny as the day it
> was installed... 3 years and 60,000 miles on a 95 Buick LeSabre and it
> looked like new as well!
>
> ===========================================================
> David Cooley N5XMT Internet: N5XMT bellsouth.net
> Packet: N5XMT KQ4LO.#INT.NC.USA.NA T.A.P.R. Member #7068
> We are Borg... Prepare to be assimilated!
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Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 07:28:08 -0800
From: Ray Scheidnes
Subject: RE: FTE Small - Ranger airbox

Okay, thanks for the info. I'll search for one of those.

> ----------
> From: David Cooley[SMTP:n5xmt bellsouth.net]
> Reply To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 7:20 AM
> To: small-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: RE: FTE Small - Ranger airbox
>
> At 06:49 AM 12/8/1999 -0800, you wrote:
> >My Ranger is a 94. The factory airbox assembly does have a tube that
> >connects to one of my header pipes and then to the main tube, slightly
> >behind the initial entry point. This little tube does not connect
> directly
> >into the airbox itself. Is this a heat riser? I currently have a KKM
> setup
> >which involves a top airtube from a 95-97 Ranger and a connical airfilter
> >and the MAF on the end of that tube. So, all those tubes and hoses and
> the
> >box are in the garage...
> >I'm considering putting that stuff back in to pass my smog inspection.
> If I
> >leave it there once it's back in, I thought I may drill those holes in
> the
> >airbox... but, holes are permanent, so if it's illegal, I won't do
> that...
>
> That's definitely the heat riser assy.
> If you get a 2nd air box from a bone yard and modify it, once a year when
> you get it smogged you can put the original one back on to pass
> inspection.
> ===========================================================
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> Packet: N5XMT KQ4LO.#INT.NC.USA.NA T.A.P.R. Member #7068
> We are Borg... Prepare to be assimilated!
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Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 13:45:58 -0500
From: Dave Slotter
Subject: FTE Small - Help Needed: '86 BII Failing PA Emission

I am trying to get my '86 BII to pass PA state inspection. It is
failing emissions. How I can fail emissions and get excellent gas
mileage, I will never know...

I do not have the test results handy, so I can't say whether I'm high
on carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide (dioxide?), etc.

The first thing I did was run a computer diagnostic. I got the
following codes from the EEC-IV:

33: Insufficient EGR flow detected
42: EGO sensor voltage always above "rich"

Last year I replaced the EGR valve, but did not replace the EGR valve
sensor. Could a failure of that sensor cause the code 33? Also, could
that also cause the code 42?

I would like to have a reasonable idea that replacing the EGR valve
sensor will fix at least one of the problems above - spending $50 on
a part is an expensive way to diagnose the engine.

What else should I look at to solve the rich condition? I don't have
a shop manual and the Haynes and Chilton manuals deosn't seem to be
so helpful with this kind of diagnostic.

So far the airflow seems to be sufficient into the throttle body (ie
no birds nest or anything discovered) and the air filter is fresh.
The fuel pressure regulator (FPR) has also been replaced within the
last year.

The ignition timing was reset within the last six months (properly -
with SPOUT disconnected). I thought that was the culprit, but even
after fixing that I still have these problems.

All help would be appreciated.

- -Dave
- --

ICQ# 16458879 AOL/AIM ID: "Mac XR"
1986 Ford Bronco II Gray Manual 2.9 V6 125K Pittsburgh PA

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Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 14:58:06 -0600
From: Mike Harms
Subject: Re: FTE Small - 94 Ranger custom exhaust

First off, now you know why Ford doesn't exit in front of the wheels
anymore. It saves negligible steel and dirties all the aluminum wheels that
they sell these days.

Weather or not you get exhaust in the cab is based on pressure fronts around
the vehicle. Behind the wheel and exiting to the side is most likely to get
pulled away from the vehicle due to the air flow. Behind the vehicle could
possibly get picked up into the low pressure area behind the cab and pull
exhaust into the cab. If the pipe is turned down under the box, it's also
possible that the exhaust could be caught in the low pressure area near the
underside of the truck and get pulled up behind the cab or through the
floor.

Why mess with it? Let it run behind the wheel and leave it. Unless the
exhaust place really hoses it up, you aren't affecting performance at all
with pipe length. It is more a function of pipe size rather than length.

Otherwise, leave out in front of the wheel and switch to steel wheels.
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Date: Wed, 08 Dec 1999 19:56:55 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: ALL NEW SERVICES ON THE FTE WEB SITE

Ford Truck Enthusiasts is pleased to announce the addition
of AutoGuide to web site. The AutoGuide features the
following services:

- - Price quote on a new or used truck, car or van. FREE
- - Insurance quote. FREE
- - Finance quote. FREE
- - Car Title Check, $17.50
- - Warranty purchase, varies
- - Personal credit check (useful to know BEFORE you go to
the dealer), $8.00
- - Auto accessories, varies

Check them out on the main page of the web site:
http://www.ford-trucks.com

We hope you find these services useful. Services such as
these enable us to continue to offer our free web services
to our users as we grow.

Regards,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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Date: Wed, 08 Dec 1999 20:10:56 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: New server

Ford Truck Enthusiasts is pleased to announce that we
now have a new dedicated server to host our web services.
This high powered machine will be able to handle several
million file hits per day (the current server does about
100,000-200,000 per day).

The system, in a nutshell:

500Mhz Pentium III
256 megabytes of RAM
10 gigabyte 10,000 RPM hard drive.
100 megabit network connection
Redhat Linux with secure SSL server
MAE-East and Neutral network backbone connections

Currently, FTE is hosted on two shared servers with a total
of 500 meg of drive space available to us. During the
next 2-3 weeks we will transition the site over to the new
server. You should not notice any changes other than
much faster response time. As part of the move, the entire
mailing archive will be placed online with full searching
capabilities! The archive takes about 200 meg of space.
Expect to see many new free services added to the site
as we leverage the power of this new server.

Regards,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Wed, 08 Dec 1999 20:47:04 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: New events guide

Go to the main page of the web site (www.ford-trucks.com)
to see our all new events guide. This calendar based
guide will allow you to add your Ford truck events.

Enjoy!
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 21:08:51 EST
From: Blest25913 aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - Vibration

In a message dated 12/4/99 5:42:44 AM,
owner-small-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:


serious vibration in 4WD mode at 60+ MPH...vibration remained when I switched
back to 2WD. I stopped and backed up a few feet, then proceeded at 60+MPH;
the
vibration was gone.

I'm suspecting something in the front wheel hubs but all this is new to me.
>>
Nothing wrong at all. If you can go 60 mph you don't need to be in 4WD. And
it won't go out of 4WD unless you back up about 10 feet.

Ron Trampe
'96 Ranger 4X4
'00 Cherokee 4X4
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Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 21:30:52 EST
From: Blest25913 aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - CB's

In a message dated 12/7/99 5:40:00 AM,
owner-small-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:


CB with a full size owe. Is there any way to install these so that, I could
move it from my vehicle to another every so often? What is the best way to
install one of these in a 98 Ranger. Also any advise on a good brand and
model would be helpful as well. I primaraly use it for gathering trafic
info, and when I am out on road trips with other friends. I don not have
too much money to sink into it. Any help is greatly apreaciated
>>
I have CB's in all three of my vehicles. The $70 or even the $40 ones at
Radio Shack work just fine. Probably more important is the antenna. Get a
good one that has a magnetic mount. Its easy to run the antenna cable out the
door of a Ranger because it doesn't get mashed between metal and metal. Just
metal to rubber gasket. A CB will come with two wires running out of it for....


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