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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)


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Had to swap the synchronizer from one block to the other due to sensor differences. I don't recall there being any slop or abnormal wear, but I wasn't looking for that either. The gauge doesn;t show an issue under acelleration, load, or any time off idle, just when warm at idle. Also does not seem to have an ignition issue.

I'm not going to give you crap about the bag. I've got a sling bag that goes in which ever vehicle I'm in and I carry into work for the same reason. Used to have a lot of stuff in it like chargers, glucose meter, battery pack, and other stuff when I was working in a tool box. Now I'm riding a desk and can keep most of that stuff there, but still carry around the tablet that I use as an e-reader, ear buds, and other odd items that would otherwise fill my pockets. It'd have a bang stick in it too, but since I work on a federal installation, that isn't a good idea.
Just figured I’d bring it up, I had to swap mine and it seemed a little worn but I thought it would be ok for awhile. Mine wasn’t. Since it also drives the oil pump, I thought maybe it might be worth another look.

Yeah, pretty much how my bag get used. Hold all the stuff a modern world requires, lol.
 


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I admire a man who is confident, sure footed, and comfortable enough with his sexuality, regardless of his preferences, to carry something fashionable for his daily needs. Car people always have to have the attention to detail and insight to make sure it blends with both the outfit and the car that will be driven that day. Something flashy for a sports car, sparkly for a night out, or utilitarian, but smart, for the trip in a truck.
I don’t carry it except between trucks and wherever I’m staying and I really don’t care about blending fashion or any of that nonsense. What I use is actually supposed to be a range bag for shooting. All the pockets help keep everything organized to a degree. Range bag = masculine

As regards content, I didn’t see an extra pair of underwear. Remember, mother always said we should be ready in case we had to go to the doctor. And we know from public school that a Trojan or two isn’t a bad idea either.
I wear a Kilt at times, do you really think I worry about spare underwear?

(you didn’t think I was going to be able to resist this, did you?)
:buttkick:
 

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I admire a man who is confident, sure footed, and comfortable enough with his sexuality, regardless of his preferences, to carry something fashionable for his daily needs. Car people always have to have the attention to detail and insight to make sure it blends with both the outfit and the car that will be driven that day. Something flashy for a sports car, sparkly for a night out, or utilitarian, but smart, for the trip in a truck.

As regards content, I didn’t see an extra pair of underwear. Remember, mother always said we should be ready in case we had to go to the doctor. And we know from public school that a Trojan or two isn’t a bad idea either.





(you didn’t think I was going to be able to resist this, did you?)


That's my bag. My normal dress is a t-shirt and blue jeans. I don't own a sports car, or do nights out. My trucks are in my sig. I'd say you got it about right on the fashion, but you seem to know too much the contents.

:annoyed:

Might have to cancel the party cart and use the centerpiece for its original purpose.
 

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That's my bag. My normal dress is a t-shirt and blue jeans. I don't own a sports car, or do nights out. My trucks are in my sig. I'd say you got it about right on the fashion, but you seem to know too much the contents.

:annoyed:

Might have to cancel the party cart and use the centerpiece for its original purpose.
Personally, I use a PSI (engineering) over the shoulder satchel briefcase.

I was expecting somebody to comment that my “baggage” need is so large, that I have to drag a casket around behind me, not just carry a murse!
 

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The rear brakes had just started making a scraping noise, so this morning I replaced the rear disc brake pads on both sides. The inner pad on the passenger's side was worn out, which was the cause of the noise. I caught it in time and was (knock on wood) able to reuse the rear discs. The job was a PITA because there are tricks to getting the rear caliper clear of the disc that I had to figure out as I went. The rear isn't as simple as changing the front pads normally is.

The parking-brake shoes looked good.

The new-car dealer from whom I bought the truck 3 years ago claimed the brakes had been replaced front and rear before sale. Today the rear pads looked as though they were the originals Ford put on in St. Paul.
 

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The rear brakes had just started making a scraping noise, so this morning I replaced the rear disc brake pads on both sides. The inner pad on the passenger's side was worn out, which was the cause of the noise. I caught it in time and was (knock on wood) able to reuse the rear discs. The job was a PITA because there are tricks to getting the rear caliper clear of the disc that I had to figure out as I went. The rear isn't as simple as changing the front pads normally is.

The parking-brake shoes looked good.

The new-car dealer from whom I bought the truck 3 years ago claimed the brakes had been replaced front and rear before sale. Today the rear pads looked as though they were the originals Ford put on in St. Paul.
Based on my experience with the 2011, 3-4 years is about normal for changing them.

The 2019 is an improvement. It's due for it's first change now. Almost 5 years out of that set.
 

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Santa's elf that drives a big brown delivery truck stopped at my house today and left me a custom driveshaft for my Ranger. Maybe I will be able to install it this weekend. It is a shame that something that looks that good has to go under the truck and be out of sight.
 

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Santa's elf that drives a big brown delivery truck stopped at my house today and left me a custom driveshaft for my Ranger. Maybe I will be able to install it this weekend. It is a shame that something that looks that good has to go under the truck and be out of sight.
Well, it doesn't HAVE to, but they do typically work better there. It doesn;t have to be out of sight either. :icon_welder:
 

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eww... No thanks! I've seen too much driveshaft carnage recently, though it was a toasted CV joint due to installer (me) error.

Good luck on your racing endeavors though. I want a quick truck, but drag racing isn't my thing. I'm going to be AWD on the '99 and, while I'd like to make some power, hopefully it won't be to the point of destroying stock shafts.
 

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What I am building is a race truck that I will drive on the street. Promised my wife that I would not build something that would run faster than 10.0 in the quarter. She thinks I am too old ( 86) to drive even that fast. Probably shouldn't tell her about the nitrous.
 

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Picked up a replacement engine. Coming from a 94 Aerostar, so far I've noticed that the engine mount plates, passenger side exhaust manifold and valve cover, oil filter adapter, and wiring harness look different.





Oh, and the dipstick is destroyed. Anybody know any other differences?
 

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I finally got around to removing the near useless jump seats and seat belts associated with them.

That will give more room for storage and provide places to anchor the to be eventually built storage box/drawer thing.
 

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It was like that when I found it.
Installed new water pump. Old one was weeping and a bit gritty when you spin it. Hopefully the new one won't leak...
 

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