Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 19:40:14 -0400 (EDT)
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97up-list Digest Thu, 19 Oct 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 176

In This Issue:
ADMIN: Political Content
Re: ADMIN: Political Content
Ranger brakepad swap.


Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 00:28:35 -0400
From: Ken Payne <>
Subject: ADMIN: Political Content

A few of the lists have had political content posted lately.

Do not use the lists for posting political content unless it
directly affects our Ford truck hobbies, and then only after
forwarding it to me for review first.

Discussing on-topic political content, such as crusher laws,
emission laws, highway safety, regulations, off-road laws,
etc. are acceptable.  Discussion of these topics requesting
members review pending bills and lobbying efforts should be
forwarded to me first.

Discussion of political candidates is off limits.

Sorry to take this stand, but its been abused lately, especially
with the pending election around the corner.  I don't care if
its conservative or liberal, it doesn't really belong here.
If you feel you must talk about it, use the General Conversation
forum on our web site where very little is considered off

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 09:25:18 -0400
From: Eddie Cohen <>
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Political Content


Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 20:40:43 -0400
From: Kevin Crain <>
Subject: Ranger brakepad swap.

Hiya folks-

I've been following the list for a while, haven't done any modifications or
had any problems with my '99 Ranger 3.0L ext cab 4wd so I had much to post

The no-problem streak ended yesterday when I heard a grinding noise while
applying brakes.  No squeal indicator sound, just metal-on-metal.  This
after 22K miles of pretty rough traffic service (I commute to the George
Washigton Bridge every morning, major stop 'n go traffic).

The good news is fixing things was a snap.  Pair of Raybestos rotors: $101.
Set of Raybestos asbestos-free semi-metallic pads: $35.  The whole thing
took less than 1hr for both sides following the procedure in the Helms
service book.  I was kinda nervous about doing it, this is my first time
working on a 4wd setup and that whole locking hub thing is new
territory...but it's easier than a 2wd!  No bearings or grease involved,
just remove the caliper & bracket and off comes the rotor.  Gotta love it!

Back in the saddle,


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