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by Blue_coyote
Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: What is costing Americans jobs?
Replies: 22
Views: 3884

Actually, plowboy, you seem to have a decent grasp on how it works. This helps show part of why many large corporations are so much pushing for a "world economy". If its all one big labour pool and one big market, then it simplifies things at the corporate level. It also makes it easier for corporat...
by Blue_coyote
Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: What is costing Americans jobs?
Replies: 22
Views: 3884

Greed and economics are two words that equal the same thing. Greed is the vice...economics is the means of feeding that vice I don't think there's really much that either Bush OR Kerry could do to prevent foreign outsourcing, short of slapping import duties on everything, but with too many import du...
by Blue_coyote
Wed Oct 27, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: What is costing Americans jobs?
Replies: 22
Views: 3884

So why out source? Why move jobs to other North American company's? Its called economics. If it costs you $10 to make a part in the US, $7 to make it in Mexico (including freight), or $5.75 to make it in China (including freight), then who are you going to get to make it for you? (anyone remember t...
by Blue_coyote
Wed Oct 27, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: What is costing Americans jobs?
Replies: 22
Views: 3884

Outsourcing of manufacturing, mostly to China (the next world superpower.....and that scares me...)

NAFTA (to a lesser degree) Yeah, a lot of us Canucks ain't fond of that piece of trash, either!

the EEC. By combining, the economic power in Europe has had repercussions world-wide.
by Blue_coyote
Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Anybody know what happened to Broncoo!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

I'm still around, but I've been busy. I had to move back in February (after almost 9 years of parts-collecting!), then I had to move again at the end of September (ON MY FRIGGIN' BIRTHBAY!!!), and now I'm moving AGAIN in 2 weeks. The last two moves were/will be done by myself, with a 3/4 ton pickup ...
by Blue_coyote
Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Winter has arrived...
Replies: 22
Views: 3604

:finger: Yeah, it rained here today (again) followed by a bit of sun, followed by more rain.........Ahhh, the wonderful world of BCs lower mainland. 9.5 months of Spring, and less than a week of light "winter"
by Blue_coyote
Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:17 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: Distributor problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

DBrown wrote: now if you said it killed the fuel pump that would be a different story.


Except that most 85's have the 2.8 and a mechanical fuel pump. The diaphram doesn't much care if its pumping fuel,water, or air :D
by Blue_coyote
Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: What other engines match the fit of a 2.8?
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

Excellent choice of donor. Off the top of my head, the only issues likely to develop are: gastank location (EFI tank needed...86-90 BII should work), rear spring perch location (I think an Explorer flip kit would work), possibly need to shorten the front driveshaft an inch, and maybe a few wiring ch...
by Blue_coyote
Tue Jul 27, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: What other engines match the fit of a 2.8?
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

Nope. I've heard of someone doing a custom 2.9 intake with a carb, but it was just that: CUSTOM Oh, and Ford did much better with their TFI/EEC-IV ignition on the EFI engines than the butcher-job they used on the 2.8 Ranger/BII... I've owned both cars and trucks with the 2.8 and my Ranger has a 2.9....
by Blue_coyote
Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:00 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: What other engines match the fit of a 2.8?
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

With the 2.9 (or the 4.0), its mostly a bolt-in, other than the harness/computer and the fuel system. Both are EFI only though.

If you want to swap to another carbed engine, you are probably looking at either a replacement 2.8 or a 302
by Blue_coyote
Mon May 24, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: a travesty to the world of the bronco II
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Well, that's one way to beat that top-heavy feeling, and I'll give props that it wasn't all just buy-it-and-bolt-it-on tech... :redneck:
by Blue_coyote
Mon May 17, 2004 11:00 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: Does Dana 35 off Explorer work on 89B2?
Replies: 30
Views: 6595

Blue...Calm down dude. Sometimes things get crossed, and interprited the wrong way. My comment to ya was mostly just for the entertainment, and a slight poke at ya over how some of your posts at TRS came across. If you want to see me UN-calm, check out a couple of my recent posts at BlueOvalNews. R...
by Blue_coyote
Sun May 16, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Whats everyone doing today (Sunday)?
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

Phillippi wrote:We have been through my definition of dirtbag so, I wont go there..... :hmmm: :D


I was only making the reference for the entertainment value. Were it otherwise, I would have neglected the " :redneck: "

Got bacon? :D
by Blue_coyote
Sun May 16, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Whats everyone doing today (Sunday)?
Replies: 8
Views: 1940

I'm being a dirtbag..... :redneck:

Been a sh*tty week, and I got a nasty blood blister while tuning my $5 bicycle this morning, so I made and hung a hammock in the backyard and lay back smokin' a bit o' Mother Nature. :D
by Blue_coyote
Sat May 15, 2004 12:30 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: rollover history
Replies: 13
Views: 3818

But I agree with the choptop mostly beacuse I want to chop mine really bad.... 1 custom soft top: Maybe $500 for something REALLY nice. Cage or rollbar: another few hundred or so (depending on who who know and what equipment you have access to) 5" angle grinder and a few zip-cut discs: Maybe $50 if...

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