Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 03:50:20 -0700 (MST)
From: (fordtrucks80up-digest)
Subject: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #107

fordtrucks80up-digest Sunday, March 22 1998 Volume 02 : Number 107

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In this issue:

Re: carphones & PA's ["Jram" ]
Fwd: [ZUK]servers [ACMERCG ]
Re: starter problems [Casey Vandor ]
Craftsman Tools [Casey Vandor ]
Re: 1998 Ranger gas tank? ["Ulysses Samilo" ]
Check Engine Light [ALBERT DANIELS ]
Re: Introduction & '86 F-150 clutch woes [Steve Burnett
Re: Introduction & '86 F-150 clutch woes [ACMERCG ]



Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 01:39:53 -0600
From: "Jram"
Subject: Re: carphones & PA's

Does anyone know where to get one of those controllers that run a police
siren that have the pa built in? It has the different siren sounds and the
mic is part of it. I am looking for one of the older ones that stands alone
and is not part of a radio. Thanks.


Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 02:42:09 EST
Subject: Fwd: [ZUK]servers

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I got a question for you guys....anybody feel they have a really good internet
server? I am only familiar with AOL and lately it's been pissing me off. I
am constantly getting knocked off when checking my mail and I can't update my
web page because it won't open my files. Earlier this week I couldn't even
acess some of the members' pages!! The frustration is mounting....

Anyone have any ideas please respond off list. Thanks!

92 F-150 4x4 NITE

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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 22:55:16 -0900
From: Casey Vandor
Subject: Re: starter problems

Ok the battery is new last March, a die hard 750 amp, so I will check
the wires. I did clean the wires about 6 months ago (alot can happen in
that time i know) And they look fairly clean. I will scrape the posts
tomorrow and the ends and see what happens. What i don't understand is
why the first 4 times it just "clicks" and then on the 5 time, it
starts. I was thinking loose connection to the starter or maybe the
ground? I will check these again and let you know what I find.



Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 22:59:08 -0900
From: Casey Vandor
Subject: Craftsman Tools

I will be the first to admit that Crafstman are low on the "good tool
ladder" But they are backed lifetime warranty and I have never had them
refuse to replace any tools even though they were obviuosly broken from
being used improperly. A set of Snap Ons would make my day, but not
many of us out here can afford them.



Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 01:01:21 -0800
From: "Ulysses Samilo"
Subject: Re: 1998 Ranger gas tank?

I have a 98 XLT Ranger 4x4 extra cab. The hoodlight only came with the
867A package, which I bought but not just for the hood light. Apparently a
lot of other things only came with this package. When I fill up from empty
I also only get 15.5 gallons.

Ulysses Samilo
High Speed Logic Design Engineer
Email: (wk)

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> From: S. HALL
> To:
> Subject: 1998 Ranger gas tank?
> Date: Friday, March 20, 1998 9:48 AM
> First off, thanx for all the help on my questions concerning my
> 87 Ranger and my buddys 98 Ranger. If my tranny gets any worse David
> I'll try out your idea. (I hope it doesn't come to that what with me
> having a new engine -it better NOT have endplay on the cranckshaft ;-)
> I think your probably right tho' -I believe it has to do with my new
> mating differently to my tranny then my old one did. In the last couple
days it seems to have gotten better -Maybe my clutch is "wearing in" to my
new engine!
> My question now concerns my buddys 98 Ranger: The salesman and brochure
> he has a 19.5 gallon tank, but everytime he gases up (from EMPTY) it only
> 15.5 gallons. He has the XLT supercab 4X4 flareside -does the flareside
> the tank capacity or what gives? Also he has the 864A package and we
found one
> item my 87 has his 98 lacks: The (underhood) courtesy light. I've never
seen a
> Ranger without the courtesy light -did the factory guys fall asleep that
> or does Ford now require that you buy the 867A (luxury package) to get
this light? Thanks again for all the help,
> -Sam H.
> (
> (1987 Ranger XLT supercab 4X4)
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Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 01:18:06 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Check Engine Light

Hi, I was driving today, when my check engine light came on in my 96 F-150
it is a 5.0 with auto trans. Well this happened about three months ago,
so I took it to the dealer, found out a hose came of the EGR valve. When
I got home I checked, sure enough a tube came off the EGR valve, so I
re-attached it. I started my truck, but the light is still on. Do you
think it is another problem, or do I have to clear the codes in the
computer, and if so how? Any help would be appreciated.


Albert Daniels


Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 01:24:29 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve Burnett
Subject: Re: Introduction & '86 F-150 clutch woes

On Sun, 22 Mar 1998, ACMERCG wrote:

> Oh my!! You guys are giving me flashbacks of my ' 71 TR6....Don't forget the
> Smith Gauges and Redline Tyres!!!

Yikes, and those Stromberg (I think) carbs. Oh yeah, those redline tires
were very trick. A buddy of mine in high school had a TR6. I learned all
about limey cars working on that thing. It was a fun car when it ran, and
it was always good for impressing the ladies. But...

seeing how this is a Ford list, and seeing how high school is now almost
20 years past, I really do appreciate the Ford trucks I've owned since.
There's something to be said for a strudy vehicle that takes me to the job
every day. One thing nice about American trucks in general is that don't
often break down. On the rare occasions that they do, parts and
service are available in every little town you can find.

I drove my '76 F150 across the country a couple of times. Always nice to
run into folks who say, "my grandpa | dad | uncle | brother has a truck
just like that. Those things runs forever".

| Steve M. Burnett |


Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 04:34:02 EST
Subject: Re: Introduction & '86 F-150 clutch woes

In a message dated 98-03-22 04:29:06 EST, you write:

run into folks who say, "my grandpa | dad | uncle | brother has a truck
just like that. Those things runs forever".
I hear you... Just drove my truck on a Niagra Falls trip..1600 miles round
trip, no problems. I am close to being happy with it,but it is very
frustrating when it does give me problems. They are "Zenith Stromberg" and
My TR6 had Duals *:( (headache)

92 F-150 4x4 NITE


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