Monday, August 25, 2008


Chris acquired a 1995 Ford Ranger. Details shall remain vague. Parties shall remain nameless.


Good News:
  • I got the truck to the office today and I don’t think we have to worry about anyone thinking we might have spent more than $5oo on it.
  • It starts and runs fine with negligible difference in compression from 1 - 4.
  • The Ranger has bigger front brakes than I thought and will work fine for our needs.
  • Clutch feels strong and, of course, the seller said it was “new”.
  • All the tires are the same brand and have a lot of life left in them.
  • I have done some reading and lowering the truck will be easy and cheap “FREE”
  • The decal on the door says the truck weighs 234 lbs more in the rear than the front so balance should be OK.

Bad News:

  • There were remnants of front rotors.
  • I now know what a crack needle looks like up close and where drug people hide them.
  • It has no spare tire.
  • We will need 2 hood pins to make sure that the hood stays latched.

Great News:

  • It says "LEMON" all over it and will be a great build for a great time. Can’t wait!

Chris Wilken

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