I have been having problems lately with my passenger side wiper arm falling off the motor shaft. I bought a clip that I thought was what I need until I got it apart. After getting the original clip off, I realized an exact replacement was $18!!
So, I found an alternative solution. Very simple and seems to quite strong, though I haven't used it yet.
The largest clip in this kit just will fit into the groove near the end of the motor shaft. Oh, and to make it easier to install, I tied a piece of fishing line on the clip. That way it can be retrieved from the inevitable falls into the cowl. You can even use it hold the clip almost in position while it's pushed on with a screwdriver (or a tack puller in my case).
Oh, I'm wondering what ya'll think of using a shaft collar as a spacer on the radius arms to make aligning the front axle easier. Would that work or am I CRAZY?
Haven't done much with the Ranger. The front shocks are installed now. It's hauled lots of stuff. That's about it.. (I thought 980 lbs of scrap in the bed was pretty good for a small truck.)
I've been staying busy with other things lately.
The roof leak is fixed at the trailer. Which is for sale BTW. It's in Fountain Run, KY. Allen county. If anybody sees this and is interested.
I'm changing jobs, leaving the grocery store for full time at a factory. Starting Monday..
There are things that need attention on the Ranger soonish. The rear brakes are not-so-good. The drivers' side valve cover is leaking. (At least I know oil is getting up there.) And the clutch is starting to get squirrelly on occasion. I'm surprised it's lasted this long. What with 2.5K dumps from a 4.0 on the already burnt 2.9 clutch...
@SenorNoob, I like your truck. It reminds me of my black 88', red interior xlt. On another note, How big of a lift where you thinking of going? And have you read, https://www.therangerstation.com/how-to/suspension-and-body-lifts/lifting-on-a-budget/ And if yours is a 4x2, I have some leveling spacers with bolts (17$ a piece at Fastenal) for 20 bucks and shipping. I made some brackets and used some f250 springs. The spacers will work for a 4x4 but not the bolts. Good luck and be careful, it's addicting. Lifting your truck that is.
@bobbywalter, Your truck sounds pretty awesome, I'm about to try and find some pics on here.