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    Big brake kits?

    You're welcome to your opinion, but I'd have to disagree. A lot of vehicles have alumiunum in places that receive a lot more abuse and have no issue, other Saleen products included. With proper design, engineering, and material specs there is nothing wrong with aluminum used there. Saleen messed...
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    85 A4LD Neutral Safety Switch

    Thanks guys. Something lead me to think it was a 4 pin switch last week so I ordered one through Amazon and it came in pretty quick. Been so busy with college last week I didn't get much time on the truck. What little I did wasn't good. I jumped over to exploring the rust I found while trying...
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    Super Deuce

    I wish I could help you on that one. I do avaition maintenance for the Air Force. I don't have any contacts in the rest of the industry in the area and have no pull here in the bureaucracy. I don't drink myself, but I might have to start, I've heard it can help with the welding. That said, if...
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    2.3L ('83-'97) No crank with key, starter works, solenoid good

    I'll have to look. It's been a long time since I pulled apart a first gen dash, but I've been into both an 84 and an 86 column before, also scrounged through several in the junkyards back in the day, and don't remember anything like that. I just remember a half melted connector at the key...
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    Super Deuce

    What FOMOCO parts catalog did you use, pretty certain I ain't never seen those parts in one of them. That's welded?!?! I thought he just opened a roll of new dimes and glued them on. I was taught to identify a bad weld as part of my tech training for avaition maintenance. The instructor even...
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    2.3L ('83-'97) No crank with key, starter works, solenoid good

    Don't know. It's kind of hard to stand at the solenoid with a multi meter and turn the key at the same time. I live alone. No close neighbors or rear by friends to lend a hand. Don't have test leads that will reach that far. Might fix that too since I have a bunch of clamps coming and should...
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    475,000 mile F7 rear axle

    Since you don't have a torque wrench, before applying the paint pen I'd drive it a few days and retighten. If you are able to tighten, drive it a few more days and repeat, until they seem to stay tight. This will give everything a chance to settle in and retighten before applying the reference...
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    Why Did this Happen to My Front Brake WTF?

    IMO I thinks it's more likely that #1 started everything by causing the caliper to stick. Then #3 happened which allowed #2 to slip out of it's notch. Just my 2¢. As for why #1 and #3 happened I can't say, but you are definitely at new pads and probably a new clip on that side. Pad and rotor...
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    2.3L ('83-'97) No crank with key, starter works, solenoid good

    I thought I said in the OP that I could do that. Engine spins over when I jump the start post on the solenoid. I'd just like something more convenient that I can just use the key switch, rather than running back and forth. I might make an extended remote start switch that I can use sitting in...
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    Power windows shuddering when lowering

    Shouldn't be. If it was a motor or gear, I'd be expecting the issue when going up, not down. Most likely just needs cleaning and lubing.
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    85 A4LD Neutral Safety Switch

    Where exactly is it located on the transmission? Near the shift lever? Do I need special tools to remove and install? Hanes manual mentiona a Ford tool, but doesn't give a good picture of location. 4 pin or 5 pin switch? When I look it up on parts sites, both are listed. Is there an easy way...
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    Rally b2?

    I thought only new Mustangs pulled that move, atleast that one didn't take it out on a crowd. Kept right on trucking too. I wanna build something like that someday. Not a classic mustang, but I wouldn;t mind having one of those too. Not so much a car to compete in, but that I can drive and...
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    Power windows shuddering when lowering

    Arent you just talking about window channel weatherstrip, isn't it prety much universal? Just find the profile and size you need, pull out the old, install the new. I've only done it in my F-100 and my 84 Ranger, but I just bought kits for those. I'd be more likely to think that the problem is...
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    2.3L ('83-'97) No crank with key, starter works, solenoid good

    I got the timing components reinstalled on my project yesterday. Borrowed the battery from my F-100 to test it out. 1985 Ranger 2.3L A4LD 2wd. Just a reminder, there was no before to compare it to, I bought it with the engine in pieces. Transmission in Park, foot on brake (shouldn't matter)...
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    How bad is a floor pan replacement?

    Well I got bit by rust again. I called myself checking out my new project truck when I went and checked it out. Main thing I was concerned with was rust and wiring in the cab, since that was the main bits I was planning to use if the truck. Well apparently I did a poor job of looking or I never...

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