FUEL GUAGE REPLY:
I had the same problem with the gas gauge. I first replace the gas sender in the tank. It would be one reading then the other upon starting it up again. I replaced the sender. Still no reading...
replaced the fuel gauge from a Bronco II, Still no reading... Replaced the Bi-Metal/heater thingy behind the instrument cluster. Bingo! Working fuel gauge.
Mine, has the idiot light, so I also had to modify the gauge face plat for the idiot lights. Looks good, and works right..
Oh, and welcome to the forum.... I actually love it here, They are all a bunch of great guys!
Cracked dash... I found one that has no cracks but the top is sun faded. I found one in the junk yard. Going to order a sheet of new red vinyl. The cracks will pimple through a little if you put it over the cracks... But then, I am piticular cause it's gotta be perfect for car shows... (Okay guyes here it comes).... My 1985 "Antique Ranger" is in the restoration stages. Are you planning on getting it back to show room condition, or close to?
There are also dash coverings that can be purchased that fit directly over the front. I thought about those but I am still un desided.
Originally Posted by Ruben85XL
im new to this forum, but truly greatful that im able to be among others that enjoy Ford rangers well heres the details
1985 auto Ford Ranger XL V6 Blue
its my first truck and i use it to go to school almost every day here are some problems
1. my gas meter is confusing telling me im almost empty knowing i filled it
2. my dash is cracked would love to know how to replace
3. is it possible to fit a subwoofer in the cab of truck, room in there is small
4. my AC works but not heater
5. i want to make my truck louder and bad ass what should i do to make it stand out and have some power under the hood
thank you for your time to look this over.
Probally not. Not 12's or 10's, espically the box. Perhaps if you use thin design you can make the complete behind the seat a speaker box out of ply wood. Buit the back of the seats will muffle the lows and mids to a muddy type of sound.
If the heater blower isen't blowing, make sure you have power to the blower. You'll need a VOM meter with the heater on measure the voltage on high. If voltage the motor is blown. Sometimes if you remove the blower the squirel cage has durt and buildup and the motor is obstructed. If no power, could be the heater switch. before all the above check the fuse if you haven't done so allready.
Lets see, In my teen days, we used Glass pack or Thrush mufflers. But, straight pipes will be the loudest. Might want to check and see if it's legal though.
See replys to the other question in this thread.