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small-list Digest Mon, 04 Sep 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 142

In This Issue:
Tranny mystery!
Re: Tranny mystery!
ADMIN: New tech article
Re: [Re: Tranny mystery!]
ADMIN: Picture Gallery Additions
brushguard / lightbar

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From: "chris earls" <cdetor hotmail.com>
Subject: Tranny mystery!
Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2000 15:06:21 GMT

Chris from Va. Beach here, owner of an 86 ranger. My dilemma though is on an
87 grand marquie with a 5.0 that i recently inherited. Went to change the
tranny filter, when I dropped the oil pan I found i plastic plunger laying
in it! I have no idea what this goes to. It looks like it is a wheel and
axle to a toy car! Its about two inches long and has a black seal in the
middle of the plunger end. i could not find any possible place that this may
have come off of. Does anyone have a clue as to where this thing goes! The
tranny doesn't go into overdrive either, could this be the cause?
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Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2000 12:03:45 -0400
From: David Cooley <n5xmt triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Tranny mystery!

At 03:06 PM 9/4/2000 +0000, you wrote:
>Chris from Va. Beach here, owner of an 86 ranger. My dilemma though is on
>an 87 grand marquie with a 5.0 that i recently inherited. Went to change
>the tranny filter, when I dropped the oil pan I found i plastic plunger
>laying in it! I have no idea what this goes to. It looks like it is a
>wheel and axle to a toy car! Its about two inches long and has a black
>seal in the middle of the plunger end. i could not find any possible place
>that this may have come off of. Does anyone have a clue as to where this
>thing goes! The tranny doesn't go into overdrive either, could this be the
>cause?


The part you found is a plug that the factory had in the hole for the
dipstick tube.  When they install the trans in the car, the plunger is
popped into the pan.  When you change the fluid, just throw it away.



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Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2000 13:25:37 -0400
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: New tech article

New tech article addition on the Ford Truck Enthusiasts
web site:

First Generation Explorer High Performance Disk Rotor Installation
By Mark Strickland

Enjoy!
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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Date:  4 Sep 00 16:17:36 EDT
From: Tim Turner <ManicMechanicNC netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Re: Tranny mystery!]

David Cooley <n5xmt triad.rr.com> wrote:

> The part you found is a plug that the factory had in the hole for the
> dipstick tube.  When they install the trans in the car, the plunger is
> popped into the pan.  When you change the fluid, just throw it away.


It sure will baffle you the first time you find one though!  :-)

Tim

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Date: Mon, 04 Sep 2000 18:43:04 -0400
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Picture Gallery Additions

The following trucks have been added to the Ford
Truck Enthusiasts picture gallery:

2000 Expedition XLT
2000 F150 XLT Sport
1994 Ranger XLT
1986 F-150
1972 F100 XLT
1968 F100
1960 F100
1953 F100

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Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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From: "Will Brown" <wbrownlist mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 20:03:37 -0400
Subject: brushguard / lightbar

Been thinking of putting some driving lights on the front bumper of
my 94 Ranger (B2300).  Going straight into the bumper might
require some fairly shallow lights to avoid hitting the grille - and a
lot of lights you see on the web (except for maybe Hellas) don't
have dimensions - meaning what I get might not fit

So I started thinking about adding a brushguard or whatever to the
front, and putting the lights on that.  I was looking at carparts.com
last night (any good Ford truck specific sites out there?) and they
have modular pieces you can get, where you get the main center
piece, and then you can add the side pieces that go over the
headlights.  I was just thinking of the center part, mainly to have
something to mount aux lights onto.

Anyone know how these things fit on?  Drill and mount to the
bumper?  Do they wrap under and fit to the frame somehow?  Any
brands to go to, or stay away from?

Any info or opinions on aux light mtg info appreciated.  Would
rather keep the lights down at bumper/headlight level, rather than
up top on a lightbar over the roof, etc.  Want to use these lights on
the street

Thanks
Will


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