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small-list Digest Tue, 04 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 040

In This Issue:
The diesel thing.
Re: after market stripes, the diesel thing and clutch
Re: [ the diesel thing and clutch]
my v-8 ranger swap


From: "Chuck Anderson">
Subject: The diesel thing.
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 07:12:13 PDT

Yes there was a few rangers and escorts with diesel powerplants. The Tempo
was also offered with a diesel engine. With a 5-speed these cars were not
half bad.



Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 14:39:39 EDT
Subject: Re: after market stripes, the diesel thing and clutch

ever heard of an '84 escort with a 2.0L diesel, it's what I'm driving while
my truck's in the shop. Supposedly it's the only one running in our area
(northern Utah). A lot of parts are very hard to find.>

Used to know a fellow who owned a fuel injection shop with an escort wagon
witht the 2.0 diesel in it. He claimed 50mpg and he wasn't the type to lie or


Date: 4 Apr 00 18:20:18 EDT
From: Tim Turner>
Subject: Re: [ the diesel thing and clutch]

"Travis Johnson"> wrote:

> About the diesel thing, a little off subject but I'll bet none of you have
> ever heard of an '84 escort with a 2.0L diesel,

Just about as scarce as the diesel Chevette (0-60 in about 25 Seconds); I've
seen an early '80s FWD Buick Century with a diesel as well (V-6 as I recall).
An old friend of mine still laments the totalling of his old diesel Chevette
some 10-12 years after the fact so I imagine the Ranger/Escort owners feel the
same way and keep hanging on to 'em. ;-)

> My Brother's trying to replace the transmission in his '86 B-II (still).
> Could anybody explain how to disconnect the hydraulic clutch line?

Trying to picture it in my mind but without success.. I think I pulled the
clutch master cylinder out with the trans on my '85. Ford's had some
'interesting' hydraulics over the years including 1 piece design (buy it all
at once) and a quick disconnect fitting which is anything BUT if you dont have
the tool to release it. Bleeding the system afterwards can be interesting as
well. If it's the QD type then the tool could be fabricated with a short
length of tubing and some time spent with a saw or moto-tool but in the long
run it'd probably be cheaper/easier to get the right tool! :-)


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From: "Joe Swinko">
Subject: my v-8 ranger swap
Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2000 10:30:32 EDT

Hey all,

GOt my 302/c-6 set in the frame last night at about midnight.
went in pretty easy, I am using hooker mounts and headers.
i still need to work some stuff out, like: radiator, intake,carb, exhaust,
trans mount, but that will all come soon,

I will keep updating,



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