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Gary Lewis
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Shaun - Sounds like something I'd say.  Sorry.  

Jeff - That is quite a leak!  Had a friend that had a tractor that had to be split in half for something like that, and I think it was a Kubota.  
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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tcbaklash
I think instead of pondering a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup I will just beef up my Dodge before I decide I've outgrown it. This truck has a 12,500 lb GCVWR so I gotta make the most out of that 7000-ish lbs of towing capability. I've already put in a V10 radiator, a Red Head steering gear from a 3/4 ton, and "bulletproofed" the 318 V8. It probably could use new springs being at 278k hard miles, helper springs on the leafs in back, and heavier tires. Only weak point in the drivetrain is the 46RE automatic transmission. I have a lead on a free Warn winch as well which can come in handy with my Bronco being just a roller at the moment.
1982 Bronco restomod in progress: Built 4.9L, T19 4spd, 9" 3.00 rear w/ Eaton TrueTrac, 31" tires, fuel injection soon
https://www.youtube.com/@jimjamauto
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salans7
Did something to my 2003 Ranger that I should have done years ago. On 1997-2000 Ford F150's, the multifunction switch points up. On 1995-2003 Rangers, it points down.

I've read about a few guys swapping the F150 version in, but never saw any good tech info on it, so I've neglected to try it. I recently came across a good deal on a NOS Motorcraft version, so decided now was the time.

I found out pretty quickly it was not a plug and play swap on my truck even though the connectors were identical. In 1999, Ford changed the resistance values for the wiper controls, meaning that when I went to turn on the wipers, they only worked in the high setting (no intermittent controls at all), and then I could not shut them off.

To fix this, I was able to partially disassemble the F150 stalk, and cut the wiring for the resistance chip that is behind the wiper knob. I did the same on the Ranger stalk, and then fished both resistance chips out of their stalks. I implanted the Ranger chip to the F150 stalk, and then soldered the wires back together (both chips had the same color wires). After heat shrink, I reassembled the F150 stalk and installed it into my truck.

I now have full control of the wipers with a lever that points upwards rather than downwards. After twelve years, I finally will no longer disengage the turn signal when I move my knee to engage the clutch.



-Shaun (Florida resident, but not thy Florida Man)
-1980ish Ford F350 Ranger XLT 4x4 460/T19/D60-10.25 Sterling
-2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6/M5OD/8.8
-2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6/5R44E/7.5
Previously owned:
-1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat 4x4 400/C6/D44-9"
-2000 Ford Ranger Sport 2.5 I4/4R44E/7.5
"I didn't choose the Ford Truck life, the Ford Truck life chose me."
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Gary Lewis
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Well done!  That's a neat trick.  
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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BigBrother-84
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salans7 wrote
On 1997-2000 Ford F150's, the multifunction switch points up.
Good design.
salans7 wrote
On 1995-2003 Rangers, it points down.
As I already said in couple of other threads, why designers are continuously trying to complicate things?!?

Happy to see you were able to make it working on your Ranger!

Jeff / 1984 F350 Crew Cab 4x4/5.8L w351 4V/ T18/ D50 4.10 front/ 8' bed.
Restored 2019-2022.
Nicknamed «Big Brother 1984», due to its soooo-looong shape & nod to George Orwell's famous novel.
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grumpin
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Yes, well done!

I won’t ask what they were thinking…
Dane
1986 F250HD SC XLT Lariat 4x4 460 C6 Sold
1992 Bronco XLT 4x4 351W E4OD
1998 Suburban LT K2500 454 4L80E
1998 GMC Sierra SLE K1500 350 4L60E
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 3.3 RE4R01A
Oregon
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salans7
Thanks guys! I'm glad I was able to work it out. I spread the info out on some of the Ranger pages I'm on and quite a few people were interested and are now planning to do the same.
-Shaun (Florida resident, but not thy Florida Man)
-1980ish Ford F350 Ranger XLT 4x4 460/T19/D60-10.25 Sterling
-2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6/M5OD/8.8
-2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6/5R44E/7.5
Previously owned:
-1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat 4x4 400/C6/D44-9"
-2000 Ford Ranger Sport 2.5 I4/4R44E/7.5
"I didn't choose the Ford Truck life, the Ford Truck life chose me."
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BigBrother-84
Was a very nice day here today.
Sunny, couple of degrees over freezing point.

We feel that this winter will finally ends up!


Little wood job for Big Bro.





Jeff / 1984 F350 Crew Cab 4x4/5.8L w351 4V/ T18/ D50 4.10 front/ 8' bed.
Restored 2019-2022.
Nicknamed «Big Brother 1984», due to its soooo-looong shape & nod to George Orwell's famous novel.
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Gary Lewis
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That looks like a lot of snow, but I guess those on the West Coast might disagree.  Still, it is a lot more than we have.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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BigBrother-84
Gary Lewis wrote
That looks like a lot of snow, but I guess those on the West Coast might disagree.
Yep!  My brother in law is on a ski trip in Colorado's mountains now, cannot come back home (my sister and her husband live at Whistler BC).

They are blocked there, 40 inches of snow in one night!
Jeff / 1984 F350 Crew Cab 4x4/5.8L w351 4V/ T18/ D50 4.10 front/ 8' bed.
Restored 2019-2022.
Nicknamed «Big Brother 1984», due to its soooo-looong shape & nod to George Orwell's famous novel.
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Ray Cecil
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That's a beautiful truck. Dream truck.
1988 F250 Supercab Longbed 7.3 IDI, C6, 1356, GEARVENDORS, 4.10 Sterling with autolocker

1986 F150 302, C6, 9" 2.75, Wood Flatbed


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Gary Lewis
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40" of snow in one night is a lot, but some places got even more.  Hope they get home soon and safely.  And, I'm ready for Spring!
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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salans7
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Well, I did the turn signal lever mod on my 2002 Ranger tonight. Some differences from my 2003 Ranger included the fact that I couldn't find another Motorcraft F150 switch for less than $50, so I opted for a Motorcraft E150 switch. Same lever, but one of the connectors was slightly different, enough to prevent me from plugging it in. So I ended up robbing the lever from the E150 switch, and put it in the Ranger switch. Works great and now I won't hit my knee on the turn signal lever of any truck I own. Feels good to have used OEM parts too, which I always try to do with my trucks when I can.  
-Shaun (Florida resident, but not thy Florida Man)
-1980ish Ford F350 Ranger XLT 4x4 460/T19/D60-10.25 Sterling
-2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0 V6/M5OD/8.8
-2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6/5R44E/7.5
Previously owned:
-1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat 4x4 400/C6/D44-9"
-2000 Ford Ranger Sport 2.5 I4/4R44E/7.5
"I didn't choose the Ford Truck life, the Ford Truck life chose me."
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Nothing Special
Well, our snow is all but gone!  This little bit was a 4' high pile a week ago!

Bob
Sorry, no '80 - '86 Ford trucks
"Oswald": 1997 F-250HD crew cab short box, 460, E4OD, 4.10 gears
"Pluto": 1971 Bronco, 302, NV3550 5 speed, Atlas 4.3:1 transfer case, 33" tires
2015 E-450-based 28' class C motorhome, 6.8L V-10
2007 Dodge 2500, 6.7L Cummins
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Nothing Special
... and the reason it went away now was just obvious as we were watching the weather.  When they showed the temperature map of the entire country southeastern Minnesota was the hottest part of the country!  We were at 88° here, with 90°just southeast of us!

On the other hand, someone on the lake my folk's cabin is on just posted a picture.  He went out on the lake and used an ice auger to check the ice thickness.  18".  Boating is still a little ways off!
Bob
Sorry, no '80 - '86 Ford trucks
"Oswald": 1997 F-250HD crew cab short box, 460, E4OD, 4.10 gears
"Pluto": 1971 Bronco, 302, NV3550 5 speed, Atlas 4.3:1 transfer case, 33" tires
2015 E-450-based 28' class C motorhome, 6.8L V-10
2007 Dodge 2500, 6.7L Cummins
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grumpin
We got a little warmer for a little bit, but it was a cold windy day today. High of 38°.
Dane
1986 F250HD SC XLT Lariat 4x4 460 C6 Sold
1992 Bronco XLT 4x4 351W E4OD
1998 Suburban LT K2500 454 4L80E
1998 GMC Sierra SLE K1500 350 4L60E
2000 Nissan Xterra XE 4WD 3.3 RE4R01A
Oregon
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Gary Lewis
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Wow!  You were warmer than we were, and we were flirting with a record.  
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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Nothing Special
We blew away our record yesterday.  Today is supposed to break another record, but it'll "only" be 85° today
Bob
Sorry, no '80 - '86 Ford trucks
"Oswald": 1997 F-250HD crew cab short box, 460, E4OD, 4.10 gears
"Pluto": 1971 Bronco, 302, NV3550 5 speed, Atlas 4.3:1 transfer case, 33" tires
2015 E-450-based 28' class C motorhome, 6.8L V-10
2007 Dodge 2500, 6.7L Cummins
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Gary Lewis
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We are only getting to 79F today.  Seems strange that you will be warmer and yet so far north of us.
Gary, AKA "Gary fellow": Profile

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in back, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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BigBrother-84
We're getting 70°F today.  Huge and sudden difference since last days.  Still 2'-3' of snow on ground, hopefully will melt fast and let the spring arrive!


Jeff / 1984 F350 Crew Cab 4x4/5.8L w351 4V/ T18/ D50 4.10 front/ 8' bed.
Restored 2019-2022.
Nicknamed «Big Brother 1984», due to its soooo-looong shape & nod to George Orwell's famous novel.
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