small-list-digest Thursday, May 27 1999 Volume 03 : Number 129



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In this issue:

FTE Small - Re: Need help with front springs
FTE Small - ?? from a Jeep guy...
FTE Small - 1998 Explorer Front Turn Lamps
RE: FTE Small - 1998 Explorer Front Turn Lamps
Re: FTE Small - Re: Need help with front springs
FTE Small - Trans problem
Re: FTE Small - Broken Exhaust Bolts
Re: FTE Small - FTE Small: Exhaust question

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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 09:22:34 EDT
From: BFunk33aol.com
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Need help with front springs

In a message dated 5/26/99 2:38:46 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
owner-small-list-digestford-trucks.com writes:

> From: Daner
> Subject: FTE Small - Need help with front springs
>
> I drag race my '89 Ranger Ext-a-cab, I have a 5.0L EFI motor with t-5 and
> 8.8" with 4.10's.
>
> I need to transfer weight, and am going for a heavier front spring.
>
> Any suggestions?
====

I'd check wit the racing parts companies, and get some 90/10 or so shocks.
These let the front end up easily, transfering weight.
Stiffer springs will only make it ride rough.

Bill
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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 08:29:20 -0500
From: "Tony Rio"
Subject: FTE Small - ?? from a Jeep guy...

I also belong to a Short-wheel-base Jeep forum, and the following question
was raised... Can anyone help?

Thanks!!

Tony Rio

>Tony Carricaburu writes:
>I know this is a Jeep Mailing Lists but i need to know the total length of
a 8.8 Rearend out of >either a Ford Ranger or Ford Explorer. I want to use
it for a swap into my wrangler but i heard >that maybe there to short
because of the wrangler's bieng a wide 60" end to end.
>Thanks for The help.....
>JEEP035
>
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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 10:59:08 -0400
From: Thomas McKillop
Subject: FTE Small - 1998 Explorer Front Turn Lamps

Does anyone know how to easily access and change the front turn signal
lamps on a 1998 Explorer? The dealer has been no help and suggests I
bring the vehicle in for service.

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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 08:37:37 -0700
From: Ray Scheidnes
Subject: RE: FTE Small - 1998 Explorer Front Turn Lamps

Isn't it still under warranty? At least if you take the Explorer in to the
dealer, the parts should be free...

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> To: small-listford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Small - 1998 Explorer Front Turn Lamps
>
> Does anyone know how to easily access and change the front turn signal
> lamps on a 1998 Explorer? The dealer has been no help and suggests I
> bring the vehicle in for service.
>
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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 18:17:53 -0400
From: Daner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Re: Need help with front springs

Well I ordered some '89 Ranger 4x4 Ext-a-cab coil springs today.

Hopefully they will help. I have Lakewood 90/10 Drag shocks already installed.


Daner
Daner Racing

At 09:22 AM 5/26/99 -0400, you wrote:
>In a message dated 5/26/99 2:38:46 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
>owner-small-list-digestford-trucks.com writes:
>
>> From: Daner
>> Subject: FTE Small - Need help with front springs
>>
>> I drag race my '89 Ranger Ext-a-cab, I have a 5.0L EFI motor with t-5 and
>> 8.8" with 4.10's.
>>
>> I need to transfer weight, and am going for a heavier front spring.
>>
>> Any suggestions?
>====
>
>I'd check wit the racing parts companies, and get some 90/10 or so shocks.
>These let the front end up easily, transfering weight.
>Stiffer springs will only make it ride rough.
>
>Bill
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Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 20:45:49 -0400
From: Steve P
Subject: FTE Small - Trans problem

I have been hunting around for the cuase of my trans problem for about 2
months now and still no luck....

I need ideas on why my Bronco II with OD Automatic is not downshifting
when either I fully depress the throttle or when climbing steep grades.
The Trans WILL downshift under very light throttle from 2-1. But not
the 3-2 or 4-3 downshifts. Any and all help would be greatly
appreciated!!!!Thanks!

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Steven Parker
dragon64ntcnet.com
ICQ UIN#1801529
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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 00:21:14 -0400
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Broken Exhaust Bolts

PRODRVR11aol.com wrote:
>
> I started to remove the stock exhaust from my '89 Ranger and the left side
> manifold came off easy. Unfortunately the right side fought back and four of
> the six exhaust manifold bolts snapped off.

That's why we wont get locked into a labor quote for that kind of work.

> The manifold is now off but the
> bolts are refusing to budge. Each is sticking out about half and inch or
> less. Any suggestions on removing them? Are the stud removers worth it for
> something like this?

At least you have something to work with; my luck always has them snap
flush with the head! Use a good penetrant like PB Blaster and vise
grips, maybe some heat also. If all else fails it's off to the machine
shop. (yike!) Good luck with it...

Tim
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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 00:29:23 -0400
From: Tim Turner
Subject: Re: FTE Small - FTE Small: Exhaust question

Joe Mitchell wrote:
>
> I have one question about exhaust. My brother has a 86 Ranger w/ V6, and his
> exhaust...stinks. Not in the cab, but the people following him must be
> passing out driving.... Anyways, if he replaces the muffler, will it fix the
> problem?

Nope. The stink is caused from poor buring of the gasses. Usaually too
much fuel going in. What modifications (if any) has he done besides the
duals?

> He just got
> a new catalytic converter, so we're sure its not the cause. :)


We need to find out the root cause before this Cat gets fried.


Tim
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