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fordtrucks80up-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 17

Today's Topics:

Re: Bronco 2 ["JHerrell"
gears!!!!!! [Chris Kelly ]
Common Tools [Ken Miller
Re: Don't it suck [ (MRS GRETCHEN ]
Ranger won't start [Bill Funk ]
Horsepower [ ]


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Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 20:08:21 -0600
From: "JHerrell"
Subject: Re: Bronco 2
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> From:
> To: Jherrell
> Subject: Bronco 2
> Date: Thursday, June 05, 1997 6:52 PM
> What is the largest tire that will fit a stock 88 bronco 2?
> Randy Brewer
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Sorry, Can't help you there buddy. Sorry.


Date: Thu, 05 Jun 1997 23:36:12 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
To: trucks 80up
Subject: gears!!!!!!
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I have a 94 ranger splash with a 2.3 and 5 speed. I was wondering how
much more gas my truck would use if I change the gears from the 3.73 to
4.10 or something like that! I hardly ever drive on the interstate, so
mainly 55 is the fastest I go. Even on the interstate at 60 miles an
hour its still under2500 rpm. Thanks in advance


Date: Thu, 5 Jun 97 23:14:22 CDT
Subject: tires

Exactly what size are the wheels on your 88 Bronco 2?ex. 15x7
Marc 1981 F-100 (almost 237k and no
engine work)
1996 Taurus (wife's POS)


Date: Thu, 05 Jun 1997 21:59:45
From: Ken Miller
Subject: Common Tools
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Anyone who has done any work on his or her vehicle will
appreciate this.

>HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used
>as a kind of divining rod to locate expensive car parts not far from the
>object we are trying to hit.
>MECHANIC'S KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard
>cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on boxes
>containing convertible tops or tonneau covers.
>ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning steel Pop rivets in their
>holes until you die of old age, but it also works great for drilling
>rollbar mounting holes in the floor of a sports car just above the brake
>line that goes to the rear axle.
>HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board
>principle. It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion,
>and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your
>future becomes.
>VISE-GRIPS: Used to round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available,
>they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your
>OXYACETELENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting those stale garage
>cigarettes you keep hidden in the back of the Whitworth socket drawer,
>(What wife would think to look in _there_?) because you can never remember
>to buy lighter fluid for the Zippo lighter you got from the PX at Fort
>ZIPPO LIGHTER: See oxyacetelene torch.
>WHITWORTH SOCKETS: Once used for working on older British cars and
>motorcycles, they are now used mainly for hiding six-month old Salems from
>the sort of person who would throw them away for no good reason.
>DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat
>metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and
>flings your beer across the room, splattering it against the Rolling Stones
>poster over the bench grinder.
>WIRE WHEEL: Cleans rust off old bolts and then throws them somewhere under
>the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprint whorls and
>hard-earned guitar callouses in about the time it takes you to say, "Django
>HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering a Mustang to the ground after you
>have installed a set of Ford Motorsports lowered road springs, trappng the
>jack handle firmly under the front air dam.
>EIGHT-FOOT LONG DOUGLAS FIR 2X4: Used for levering a car upward off a
>hydraulic jack.
>TWEEZERS: A tool for removing wood splinters.
>PHONE: Tool for calling your neighbor Chris to see if he has another
>hydraulic floor jack.
>SNAP-ON GASKET SCRAPER: Theoretically useful as a sandwich tool for
>spreading mayonnaise; used mainly for getting dog-doo off your boot.
>E-Z OUT BOLT AND STUD EXTRACTOR: A tool that snaps off in bolt holes and is
>ten times harder than any known drill bit.
>TIMING LIGHT: A stroboscopic instrument for illuminating grease buildup on
>crankshaft pulleys.
>TWO-TON HYDRAULIC ENGINE HOIST: A handy tool for testing the tensile
>strength of ground straps and hydraulic clutch lines you may have forgotten
>to disconnect.
>CRAFTSMAN 1/2 x 16-INCH SCREWDRIVER: A large motor mount prying tool that
>inexplicably has an accurately machined screwdriver tip on the end without
>the handle.
>BATTERY ELECTROLYTE TESTER: A handy tool for transferring sulfuric acid
>from car battery to the inside of your toolbox after determining that your
>battery is dead as a doornail, just as you thought.
>TROUBLE LIGHT: The mechanic's own tanning booth. Sometimes called a drop
>light, it is a good source of vitamin D, "the sunshine vitamin", which is
>not otherwise found under cars at night. Health benefits aside, its main
>purpose is to consume 40-watt light bulbs at about the same rate that
>105-mm howitzer shells might be used during, say, the first few hours of
>the Battle of the Bulge. More often dark than light, its name is somewhat
>PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the lids of old-style
>paper-and-tin oil cans and splash oil on your shirt; can also be used, as
>the name implies, to round off Phillips screw heads.
>AIR COMPRESSOR: A machine that takes energy produced in a coal-burning
>power plant 200 miles away and transforms it into compressed air that
>travels by hose to a Chicago Pneumatic impact wrench that grips rusty
>suspension bolts last tightened 40 years ago by someone in Abingdon,
>Oxfordshire, and rounds them off.
>BALL JOINT SEPERATOR (PICKLE FORK): Designed by ball joint manufacturer,
>its primary function is to totally destroy irreplacable ball joint boot.
>SNAP RING PLIERS: Removes snap ring from part and flings it into outer
>BLOW GUN: Uses air pressure to blow dirt off part and into face.
Ken Miller & Personal: KRMillerVegas.Infi.Net
Kim Foss Work: KMiller2ci.Las-Vegas.NV.US
650 Whitney Ranch #3213 W (707) 229-4709 H(702) 458-6529
Henderson, NV 89014 Fax (707) 474-4764


Date: Fri, 6 Jun 1997 01:07:55, -0500
Subject: Re: Don't it suck

could we please not call me MRS. Gretchen Miller just Gretchen
Miller please? that Mrs. and Mr. stuff is to formal for me, and
thanks again for the advise


Date: Thu, 05 Jun 1997 23:25:09 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Ranger won't start
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> Date: Tue, 03 Jun 1997 13:52:00 PDT
> From: "jeremy kempa"
> To:
> Subject: Ranger won't start
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> I have a problem with my '84 Ranger 2.0L. It won't start! We aren't sure
> what is causing it. It will turn over and sounds like it wants to start
> but it won't catch. If anyone else has had this problem or if anyone has
> any ideas, please mail me back so I can get it back to work.

It is absolutely impossible to tell what's keeping your truck from
Things to check:
Is the ignition system working properly? is the engine getting a spark,
and at the right time?
Is the compression good?
Is the fuel system working properly?
If the answer to all three is *yes*, then the truck will start.
Any *no* answer is something to check.
Bill Funk
President, ASCII User Group


Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 03:21:03 -0400
Subject: Horsepower
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Does anyone know any easy ways to get more ponies out of a
84 F150 4X4 4 speed with a 300 in-line 6.
It's got a heck of a lot of horsepower for a 6 cylinder,
but I would just like a bit more.

Common Tools was great. I bet almost everyone has done at least
a couple of those things. I know I have!

Dale Grein

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