a Dog Day Afternoon.... - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

Member Introductions New to Ranger-Forums.com? Please take a moment and introduce yourself.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-08-2008
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Location: marietta ga
Posts: 2
a Dog Day Afternoon....

Hi guys, Rollo for short-
I spent the better part of this hot Ga. afternoon (they don't call um dog days for nuthin') searching for the elusive SPOUT connector on my '88 Ranger 2.3, so I could time the thing and get on with the diagnostics. Staring witless after another fruitless search, along with all the skint wrists and near-suicidal rantings, I got to thinking I'd simply MAKE MY OWN. SO I pulled off the six-wire plug at the distributor, cut the yellow / green striped wire and skinned the insulation back about 3/8 inch.
When I cranked the Ranger, -glory lives- it started and I set the timing to 10 degrees BTDC, twisted the yellow wire back together, and -the thing purred back at 20 degrees advanced (the way it should)

Seems no one could give any clues about where the connector was, so I rolled the dice and won this time. -Why did Ford do their best to hide the thing, anyway? (then again, maybe it was left off in production..a TGIFriday, or a twisted hungover Monday)

May all your afternoons be easier than mine!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008
mossyoak03's Avatar
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 193
welcome to RF
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008
02oregonedge+'s Avatar
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: OR!
Posts: 1,086
Welcome to RF and enjoy!!!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008
Ace's Avatar
Ace Ace is offline
iTrader: (4)
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Central, Illinois
Posts: 3,448
welcome to R-F
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008
Bentley's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Billings MT
Posts: 1,722
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
Howdy from northern GA. Welcome to the site.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008
Machine090767's Avatar
RF Veteran
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 6,410
welcome to R-F Roland!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2008
Jimmeh's Avatar
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Columbia Falls, MT
Posts: 3,224
Originally Posted by Bentley View Post
Lol, seriously, do you only post in the intro section? LOL!

Welcome to the site.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Afternoon/Night photoshoot GrafixGuy Snapshots 16 01-17-2009 09:09 AM
fun afternoon with ranger DillonT General Ford Ranger Discussion 21 06-21-2008 12:18 AM
Serious problem with truck this afternoon bmxrider379 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 6 08-22-2006 06:49 PM
Going to the dealer this afternoon. HAZZARDJOHN General Ford Ranger Discussion 68 07-17-2006 12:24 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:57 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.