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Discussion in 'General Non Truck Discussions' started by HALIFAXHOPS, Dec 19, 2015.

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    7moparWell-Known Member

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    We made it back to work today. Lots of places were shut down the last two days. Side streets were still slabs of ice and the big Ford is real nose heavy. It does stop well though, starting out on hill was not so good. Do not make it above freezing to day but we did see that strange thing in the sky called the sun most of the day. Made it sweat shirt weather.
     
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      cindybrat7my old trucks

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      image.jpg So image.jpg 70 Chevelle 12 bolt rear end and Dodge 340 leaving shop today, things Bob says we don't need!
       
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        Damn. I don't suppose Bob would've let that 340 go for less than a grand?
         
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          Morning, not sure what the motor sold for, but I think its spoken for, you get much snow yesterday?
           
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          Figured. Yeah we got 6" total yesterday morning, melted off an inch midday, then starting 6pm last night we tacked on another 2". Good thing I took the durango to work tonight, it's brutal on gas but there's no way in hel my Ranger woulda stayed straight on the way home. Half the road was black ice coated in fresh powder
           
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            Wonder why that is the F250 is the same way. We drove it home on the ice last Tuesday evening the rear end get uncontrollable if we did not watch it. The brakes work great though.
            We are supposed to stay above freezing in the day time most of this week. Will be great if it happens. The propane tank is getting low again and its hasn't been 30 days yet.
             
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              Posi rearends?
               
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              Open carrier. The Super Duty extended cap and eight ft. bed is just simply nose heavy. We has 1000 lbs. of tile behind the rear wheels Friday and it got around like an entirely different truck.
               
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                Yeah the ranger's fault is it's only 2wd, it has an open diff, and those rangers just don't have any weight over the back axle
                 
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                  The boys wanted to know why I did not want 4 wheel drive. I told them I can stay home when the roads are bad. They will figure it out some day. It did make for a very short work week though. Did not accomplish any thing till Friday anyway. This week better be better.
                   
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                    The weatherman says 2-4"tonight, mix tomorrow and all finished by Wednesday for a 5-9" total. Good thing my plow truck is ready.:)
                     
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                      3-5" on the way. They haven't plowed the side streets since last week, waiting for this last SnowMageddon to pass through.
                       
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                        It warmed up this week, frost is now out of the ground and softer than all get out. Will be freezing again this weekend. More snow on the way is being reported. If this continues will need 40 ton of rock to get in and out by spring.
                         
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                          I swear if I ever find the ford engineers that made the 2.3L they're gonna get castrated!

                          Oil pressure gauge on my Ranger reads nil, so I figured I'd start by checking the sensor and making sure it's not crapped out. Well, the Haynes manual doesn't mention the sensor (that's a first), so after a scavenger hunt then eventually turning to youtube, you won't believe where they crammed this thing:
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                          Yep, they wedge it right under the very rear end of the intake, where you can't see or reach it, so your only hope is going underneath. Then ya gotta content with breaking it loose, nearly impossible when you can't hardly get a pair of pliers or channel locks in there
                           
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                            But someone on the assembly line had no problem before every thing else was installed. I feel the pain. It is called space constraint engineering.
                            If it were not for the fact I had to invest good currency on the Hayes manuals every one of them would have gone to the burn pile. If it wrapped in plastic don't buy it.
                             
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                            I never had these problems with my Dakota, nor with the Haynes manual for it. Everything was simple, easy to find, and easy to get to. Not just with the Ranger either, Grandpa's T-bird was the same way, so he just took it to a shop........and it was in and out of shops repeatedly for the same set of issues. That tells me all I need to know about Ford engineering, if it's parts of the computerized era stay the hell away from it.
                             
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                            I think they all have electrical gremlins anymore.
                             
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