Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 04:51:53 -0700 (MST)
From: (fordtrucks-small-digest)
Subject: fordtrucks-small-digest V1 #2

fordtrucks-small-digest Saturday, December 27 1997 Volume 01 : Number 002

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - Ranger, Explorer & Bronco 2
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In this issue:

First Bronco II [MrWiz ]
ADMIN: Street Classics [Ken Payne ]
Re: First Bronco II [HYDROSMITH ]
ADMIN: removal from other lists [Ken Payne ]
guilty, lighter side, anniversary, free web space. [Ken Payne



Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 13:57:26 -0500
From: MrWiz
Subject: First Bronco II

Well, this is my first post to any kind of list. I have just bought an
87 Bronco II EB and would like to fix it up. Haven't had a chance to
drive it much (only about 5 miles). First thing I noticed is the
keylocks on the doors don't work quite right and there is a sooty film
underneath on the gas tank cover. Doesn't seem to have much power
either so the first thing is to get a good tune up. Also it is push
button 4 wheel drive and I am thinking about putting in manual hubs. It
also seems to be higher than normal but can't tell since this is my
first and haven't anything to compare to.
So... any recommendations are welcome and any input on troubles I might
be looking at are welcome. Hope this list gets busy.
My inventory..
87 Bronco II
90 Tauras
89 Aerostarr Van
95 Ford Ranger SC 2x4
...yes.. I am a Ford Man.. :)
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Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 14:43:57 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Street Classics

Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts:

We have another new advertiser on our web site. As we've done
for our other advertisers we're going to make a brief announcement
for 2 days. This is our way of saying thanks to them for helping
us to expand our services to everyone here. Please show your
appreciation to them for helping to support the web site and lists
by checking out their site:
(This is an "anchor" page that will forward you to theirs)

Street Classics carries thousands of Obsolete and Hard-To-Find
Genuine FORD and LINCOLN/MERCURY parts and accessories for your
FOMOCO vehicles from 1950-1997.

Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...

Ken Payne
Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 21:21:13 EST
Subject: Re: First Bronco II

In a message dated 97-12-26 14:00:12 EST, you write:

keylocks on the doors don't work quite right >>

I would recommend using WD-40 on the locks if they are sticky. If that is not
it then pull the door panels and soak everthing. This freed up my locks when I
bought my Ranger last year.

'93 Taurus GL wagon 3.0L
'88 Ranger 4X4 2.9L XLT Supercab


Date: Fri, 26 Dec 1997 23:47:40 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: removal from other lists

To those of you who have asked to be removed from any of
the other lists, I will be performing this procedure Sunday
evening. Until then, you'll receive from more than one
list. I did it this way so that if anything goes awry you
could still have contact via another list.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 00:24:57 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: guilty, lighter side, anniversary, free web space.

I was just going through some old clipart used for the web site
and found a banner that some pages have used to link to us. Its
a graphic with a 1997 F150 on the left and a 1956 F100 on the
right with text in the middle.

I made this banner months ago, before I cleaned the web site of
all pictures which I could not verify the source. This banner
has one of those pictures. I'm trying to keep my side of the
street clean so I need to ask anyone who is using to the banner
to consider removing it temporarily. I'm going to replace the
picture with one I've taken myself. The new banner should be
ready by next weekend.
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Lighter side...
On a lighter note, the small truck list is up and running. To
those who have not received mail from it yet want to be on it
point your browser to the web site and following the mailing
lists button. There is an on-line subscribe form.
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2nd week in January will be our 1st year anniversary. I would
like to invite everyone to join Peggy and I on the chat page of
the web site on Sunday, January 18th from 8pm Eastern time to
10pm Eastern time to chat with each other as a "net party" to
celebrate. Bring your memories, especially the members who were
here early on (remember the great Slick 50 flame war?). I'll
keep everyone posted and we'll find out how robust our Java chat
is then! I hope to get some stories and memories to add to our
history page.

Oh, Those of you who remember the story about the woman who cut
me off and claimed I rammed her.... her insurance company has
decided to honor my claim.
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Free web space
I've secured another domain! (as opposed to has been secured. This is the site that
somebody offered to sell to be for $100,000! He let it lapse
and I snatched it up the day it lapsed.

Our current address will remain our home so the window stickers
will not become obsolete. In the past I've made several
statements about increasing our services as our advertising
income allowed. This is one of those services. We announced
another advertiser today and another will be announced next week.

What is the free service? On a first come first serve basis I
will be giving away small amounts of web space based off the domain. As long as the theme is based on
Ford trucks and is not a commercial page it qualifies. It should
be limited in size so we can give away as many free pages as
possible. You can have as many pages for your site as you want
as long as all the clipart and html pages come in under 300k total.
In the future this size may increase. Check out a shareware
program call Animagic GIF which reduces the size of GIF files by
40% or more.

Page addresses will look like:
Once your site is functional you are welcome to register it
with search engines. Until I work out security issues I will
have to upload the site for you (just zip it and send it to me
after verifying that it works).

This is a trial run and I don't know how much of my time this is
going to take. Consider that when asking for a page that I may
change my mind. If I do reconsider, I will give everyone plenty
of warning and a forwarding page in place of your site.

The only catch: you provide a link to
In turn, we will provide a link to your site.... everyone wins. should come on line within the next few
days. Email me with your page idea, including any current
pages you might want to move over:

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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