small-list-digest Monday, November 2 1998 Volume 02 : Number 306



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In this issue:

FTE Small - RANGER AT RATIOS, COMPUTER CODES
FTE Small - ADMIN: Rejected postings
FTE Small - ADMIN: Web site updates
FTE Small - Ranger Transmissions

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Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 04:26:11 -0700 (MST)
From: captainratinficad.com
Subject: FTE Small - RANGER AT RATIOS, COMPUTER CODES

thanks to those who responded to my questions on speedo error. i still wonder if
the 4-speed automatic that goes with the 96 ranger 4-cylinder comes in different
ratios, perhaps from different years.
i also wonder if anyone has figured out a way to read the 96 & up computer diagnostics
without a major investment in equipment. there should be a way to hook it to the
serial port of a pc and write a basic interpreter, given some specs. i have the
gadjet for older fords, with which you just count led flashes, but understand that
won't work on the new ones.
speaking of flashes, i hope everyone seeking brighter headlights remembers to aim them
correctly. many don't, which is both infuriating and dangerous in night traffic.

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Date: Sun, 01 Nov 1998 11:57:28 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: Rejected postings

Due to an error on my part when updating our list server
filters, our list server incorrectly rejected several
emails from users of Microsoft email products. If you
use Microsoft email software and you posting did not
show up, try again as it should work now.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com
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Date: Sun, 01 Nov 1998 11:57:28 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Small - ADMIN: Web site updates

Many new links have been added to the web site. Not
all the submitted links have been added yet. If you
did not receive an email stating that its been added,
then I haven't gotten to it yet.

Additionally, 36 trucks have been added to the pictorial,
bringing the total number of trucks featured to 282.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com
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Date: Sun, 1 Nov 1998 12:05:28 EST
From: PRODRVR11aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - Ranger Transmissions

I am new here so if this has been discussed before sorry. I have an '89
Ranger I am converting from 4WD to 2WD and the transmission is really giving
me some headaches. Finding one for a reasonable price was a hard enough but
now I'm afraid I may have something I can't use. I purchased a '85 5-speed
but now that I have the old 4WD 5-speed and this one side by side I noticed
the 2WD mount is further forward. Move the mount on frame okay, but without
putting the trans in place it looks like the mount will be touching or not
even installable due to the raduis arm mount being right there. Were the
later 2WD 5-speed a different transmission (longer) than the earlier models?
How about the Mazda/Mitsubishi thing? It was my understanding the Mazda
transmissions came only in the 2WD's and the Mitsubishi transmissions only in
the 4WD's, is that wrong? Another problem is the slave cylinder bolts inside
the bellhousing on the 4WD but there is not bolt holes on the 2WD model, can I
swap the front plates between transmissions? Anybody got any advice or help?

Thanks,
Robert
prodrvr11aol.com
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