80-96-list-digest Saturday, May 16 1998 Volume 02 : Number 174



=======================================================================
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980-1996 Trucks and Vans
Visit our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
To unsubscribe, send email to:
majordomo ford-trucks.com
with the words "unsubscribe 80-96-list-digest" in the body of the
message.
=======================================================================
In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Sway Bars
FTE 80-96 - Engine Turn over by hand
FTE 80-96 - Fwd: FTE Pre61 - great time at the show in pigeon forge
Re: FTE 80-96 - Sway Bars
Re: FTE 80-96 - Diesel vs. 460

=======================================================================

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 21:22:52 -0800
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Sway Bars

I was planning on replacing all those little bushings on the sway bars,
(since they are almost non-existant). Instead of replacing them, what about
just removing the whole setup? I understand that articulation will improve,
and the body roll will increase (i think..) Is there any real negative thing
about doing this? Safety? Traction? I always hear about sway bar
disconnetects and such, but would it be ok to just remove them? The rear is
with a dana 60-2 and the front is with a crappy 44 IFS. If it isn't harmful
to remove them, anybody interested in buying them? (probably in the mid
summer before I can start throwing $$ into it again)

P.s. It definetly was the core that was the major leak, so now I will look
around for a new/used one.

Thanks
Casey Vandor

= Ford Truck Enthusiasts ==============================================
Send posts to: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Send unsubscribe requests to: majordomo ford-trucks.com with
"unsubscribe 80-96-list" in the message body.
=======================================================================

------------------------------

Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 21:37:39 -0800
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Engine Turn over by hand

I have had to turn a 454 (no flames, but I can't complain, other than 4 fuel
pumps the early '7? is doing great...) over by hand (to put them damned fuel
pumps in, and it is a pain in the arse! It was mentioned that a 5.0 HO
should turn over easily by hand. I know there is major differnece in
displacement here, but should the 454 turn over a little easier? It has
been to the point to put a jackstand in the bilge and then get a breaker bar
on it and stand on it (260 pounds on a 16 inch bar). It has always run
fine, and comparable to many others, so is it just extremley hard because
its a big block? Or should I be looking for a problem with the rings? It
was professionally rebuilt once, so I would assume (knock on wood) that it
was done correctly.

Thanks
Casey

= Ford Truck Enthusiasts ==============================================
Send posts to: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Send unsubscribe requests to: majordomo ford-trucks.com with
"unsubscribe 80-96-list" in the message body.
=======================================================================

------------------------------

Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 01:45:09 EDT
From: FoMoCoNUT2
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Fwd: FTE Pre61 - great time at the show in pigeon forge

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

- --part0_895297509_boundary
Content-ID:
Content-type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII

In a message dated 98-05-16 01:40:59 EDT, FoMoCoNUT2 aol.com writes:


cruising, it's 1:30 in the morning and we have been going since 8:00 am this
morning. Yes there is many vendors for the visors and running boards you are
looking for. Please respond privately and if you like I can look for what you
need specificly and call you, help in anyway I can. We really wish everyone
could be here. We have been getting photos of course, Ken is going to make a
special page to show them. We have met alot of nice people, introduced many
to
our fine "club" and have been discussing creating more oppurtunitys for us to
get together. Gang there really is some outstanding trucks here. Well I am
worn out and the day starts really early, more later...

Semper Fords...

and one more thing,, a quote taken from one of the show trucks...

" Friends don't let friends install Che%y engines in thier trucks"

John Miller >>


- --part0_895297509_boundary
Content-ID:
Content-type: message/rfc822
Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit
Content-disposition: inline

Return-Path:
Received: from relay16.mx.aol.com (relay16.mail.aol.com [172.31.106.72]) by
air13.mx.aol.com (v43.15) with SMTP; Sat, 16 May 1998 01:40:59 -0400
Received: from ford-trucks.com (ford-trucks.com [192.41.63.203])
by relay16.mx.aol.com (8.8.5/8.8.5/AOL-4.0.0)
with ESMTP id BAA07202;
Sat, 16 May 1998 01:40:51 -0400 (EDT)
Received: (fordtruc localhost) by ford-trucks.com (8.8.5) id BAA23145; Sat, 16
May 1998 01:40:35 -0400 (EDT)
Received: from imo26.mx.aol.com (imo26.mx.aol.com [198.81.17.70]) by
ford-trucks.com (8.8.5) id BAA23137; Sat, 16 May 1998 01:40:33 -0400
(EDT)
Received: from FoMoCoNUT2 aol.com
by imo26.mx.aol.com (IMOv14.1) id 9FGTa02437
for ; Sat, 16 May 1998 01:39:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: FoMoCoNUT2
Message-ID:
Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 01:39:59 EDT
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - great time at the show in pigeon forge
X-Mailer: AOL 3.0 16-bit for Windows sub 38
Sender: owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Precedence: bulk
Reply-To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit

Yes we are haveing a great time, in fact we just got in from watching the
cruising, it's 1:30 in the morning and we have been going since 8:00 am this
morning. Yes there is many vendors for the visors and running boards you are
looking for. Please respond privately and if you like I can look for what you
need specificly and call you, help in anyway I can. We really wish everyone
could be here. We have been getting photos of course, Ken is going to make a
special page to show them. We have met alot of nice people, introduced many to
our fine "club" and have been discussing creating more oppurtunitys for us to
get together. Gang there really is some outstanding trucks here. Well I am
worn out and the day starts really early, more later...

Semper Fords...

and one more thing,, a quote taken from one of the show trucks...

" Friends don't let friends install Che%y engines in thier trucks"

John Miller
= Ford Truck Enthusiasts ==============================================
Send posts to: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Send unsubscribe requests to: majordomo ford-trucks.com with
"unsubscribe pre61-list" in the message body.
=======================================================================

- --part0_895297509_boundary--
= Ford Truck Enthusiasts ==============================================
Send posts to: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Send unsubscribe requests to: majordomo ford-trucks.com with
"unsubscribe 80-96-list" in the message body.
=======================================================================

------------------------------

Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 01:45:01 -0600
From: Ryan Dorman
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Sway Bars

None of my friends F-150's or 250's have swaybars, and the swaybar on my 85
Bronco has
been disconnected & zip tied (Even Red`Necks keep up with technology) to the
frame for the
last nine months (never can remember to remove it)... I got a little bit more
body roll (I drive mountain passes daily & it hasn't slowed me down) and a lot
more articulation...
Add a 4" lift with extended radius arms and the off-road capability (excellent
to begin with)
makes a phenominal differance....

Unhook the swaybar, tie it up out of the way drive it around some corners then
take it off-road,
if you like it, remove the swaybar if not replace all of the bushings. :-)

Casey Vandor wrote:

> I was planning on replacing all those little bushings on the sway bars,
> (since they are almost non-existant). Instead of replacing them, what about
> just removing the whole setup? I understand that articulation will improve,
> and the body roll will increase (i think..) Is there any real negative thing
> about doing this? Safety? Traction? I always hear about sway bar
> disconnetects and such, but would it be ok to just remove them? The rear is
> with a dana 60-2 and the front is with a crappy 44 IFS. If it isn't harmful
> to remove them, anybody interested in buying them? (probably in the mid
> summer before I can start throwing $$ into it again)
>
> P.s. It definetly was the core that was the major leak, so now I will look
> around for a new/used one.
>
> Thanks
> Casey Vandor
>
> = Ford Truck Enthusiasts ==============================================
> Send posts to: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Send unsubscribe requests to: majordomo ford-trucks.com with
> "unsubscribe 80-96-list" in the message body.
> =======================================================================



- --
KC7YPJ, Ryan Dorman
QTH: Victor ID, grid# DN431c
ICQ #3834602
kc7ypj pdt.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Dunes/5496


= Ford Truck Enthusiasts ==============================================
Send posts to: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Send unsubscribe requests to: majordomo ford-trucks.com with
"unsubscribe 80-96-list" in the message body.
=======================================================================

------------------------------

Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 01:54:06 -0600
From: Ryan Dorman
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Diesel vs. 460

FordboyDZ wrote:

> Lenny,
> Being a big block fan I guess I'm a little biased.
> I have a 96 F250HD extended cab 460,auto,{Wish
> it was a 5 speed} and I will put it up against a
> diesel any day {Bound to start trouble with diesel
> fans but big block people know what I'm talking about.}
>

I was and always will be a big block fan, but the honest truth is that if I
were to buy a new 250/350 I would have to go for the diesel,, and no the
460 will not outpull the powerstroke,It'll keep up (until the load gets
ridiculous). I have driven both equally loaded up and over an
8300 foot mountain pass (13 miles of wich are 8% or steeper grade --Teton
Pass Wyoming)
and the powerstroke gets the win everytime...

> In all fairness to the diesel camp a diesel will get way
> better fuel mileage & longevity, but a 460 will pull a hill
> with a load much more faster Also I could quality rebuild
> my 460 2 to 3 times for the option price of a diesel.
> In my humble opinion,if your going to tow everyday go
> with a diesel,but if your a vacationer go with a 460.
> Also I think an extended cab will give you the most
> room per $ {seats up to 6 depending on options} and
> I get an honest 13 to14 mpg highway[not towing}
> Hope this helps,
> Dave Zarnesky
> ,
> = Ford Truck Enthusiasts ==============================================
> Send posts to: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Send unsubscribe requests to: majordomo ford-trucks.com with
> "unsubscribe 80-96-list" in the message body.
> =======================================================================



- --
KC7YPJ, Ryan Dorman
QTH: Victor ID, grid# DN431c
ICQ #3834602
kc7ypj pdt.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Dunes/5496


= Ford Truck Enthusiasts ==============================================
Send posts to: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Send unsubscribe requests to: majordomo ford-trucks.com with
"unsubscribe 80-96-list" in the message body.....


To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Registration is free, easy and gives you access to more features.
If you are not registered, click here to register.
If you are already registered, you can login here.

If you are already logged in and are seeing this message, your web browser is blocking session cookies. Change your browser cookie settings to allow session cookies.




Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Jobs

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.