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  1. krugford

    Spray Can Paint Job!!

    Well, it's no RBV, but it's still a FORD TRUCK! And a 42 year old one at that. This thing took a good 10 cans of Rustoleum. Probably cost about 45 bucks counting paint and masking tape. Looks a lot better than the multi-color it was before! Close-up shots? We don't need no close-up...
  2. krugford

    1967 F100 Power to Manual Steering

    I've got a question about Power/Manual steering on a 1967 F100. I currently have a truck that I am trying to sell to a friend of my brothers. There's a short list of things that I am fixing on this truck to make it road worthy/reliable as a 40 year old truck can get. One of the things on the...
  3. krugford

    Anyone got a junk SOHC they want to part out?

    I've got a little modeling project that I've been working on the side (personal hobby) and I'm to the point where I need the air system from the 4.0L SOHC to measurements. I'd like it from a newer Ranger if possible, but I'd also take one from an Explorer if they're identical (I think they are...
  4. krugford

    Can someone verify this? 94 Escort Fan Never Runs

    I've got an issue with my 94 Ford Escort 1.9L, as stated in the title, the cooling fan never runs. I've checked over the electrical with a fine tooth comb and cannot find a single fault anywhere. All three relays check good, I have grounds where I should, voltage where I should, and I know the...
  5. krugford

    I'm stumped, CEL on, hard start when hot, high idle when cold

    I've got a 1994 Ford Escort with the 1.9L and the 4EAT auto tranny. It's my beater daily driver that gets good mileage (~33 mpg give or take). I've got a couple problems with it that I can't track down any further without a breakout box.... When the vehicle is cold: -Starts fine -Runs fine...
  6. krugford

    New Trailer Finally DONE!

    Well, what started out as a "I'll build a small trailer this month" turned into a "Hmmm, I want it to look good too...." Well, it's only a utility trailer. 6x9' - 3500lb axle, wheels are getting painted black soon. I've only got around $800 in it. Most of the steel is scrap (25 cents a pound...
  7. krugford

    Bubbles in coolant and running hot.

    Well, it's not a Ranger, but I just picked up a 1994 Ford Escort 1.9L for a commuter. Good or bad, I picked it up for $800. The problem: Lately it's been running hotter than usual. Cruising on the highway, it'll run about 3/4 the way to hot (still inside "normal" range). Come into town and...
  8. krugford

    Castrol Synchromesh in FM146???

    Pennzoil Synchromesh in FM146??? Alright, I've got a 1992 Ranger with the 2.9L and the FM146 tranny. I just got one with about 10k on a rebuild and I've got it cleaned up and ready to go into my truck. The problem is that I can't find GL-4 anywhere locally! The "closest" I could come is...
  9. krugford

    mmmm, fried brakes

    So I was going over to my buddies place after work to have a couple of beers. I get out, and catch a whiff of something burning that you know shouldn't be burning. Kind of a strong acrid kind of smell that makes you think of bad things catching on fire. Pop the hood, sniff around, and can't...
  10. krugford

    New wheels and BFGs

    Just got back from getting new wheels and tires. And decided to play in the snow. Had to make sure the tires cleared.... :D
  11. krugford

    Lug nut length, Wheel questions

    Wheel offset and backspace questions I have a 2003 FX4 and I am currently ordering the Black Cragar Soft 8's for my truck. I believe the stock wheels are currently 16 x 7 with a +12mm offset right? If I go to an 8 inch wide rim and keep the +12 mm offset, it'll give me a 5 inch backspacing...
  12. krugford

    Anybody with a corn stove out there?

    Alright, I just bought a corn stove (actually it's multi-fuel) last weekend and got the exhaust and fresh air inlet all hooked up yesterday. I just fired it up and it works great. I'm running wood pellets right now but plan on switch to corn as soon as I can get it after the holidays. Now my...
  13. krugford

    Anyone have a shop press?

    I've been thinking about getting one for awhile now. Problem is, I don't know which one to get without spending big $$$. I was thinking a 20 Ton would be more than enough for me. I been seriously looking at this one from Northern Tool. Anybody have this one? Torin 20 Ton Shop Press...

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