80-96-list-digest Tuesday, June 2 1998 Volume 02 : Number 194



=======================================================================
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 - 300 I-6 Performance
RE: FTE 80-96 - 300cid I-6 Intake Manifold
FTE 80-96 - 82 F250 4x4 problems
FTE 80-96 - Expedition running boards
FTE 80-96 - Toolboxes for trucks
FTE 80-96 - soft top
FTE 80-96 - EEC Read Out
FTE 80-96 - RE:mirror buttons and such
FTE 80-96 - RE:Brake Fluid change
Re: FTE 80-96 - RE:mirror buttons and such
Re: FTE 80-96 - 82 F250 4x4 problems
FTE 80-96 - Air shocks for F150 ??
Re: FTE 80-96 - C-6 Tranny question
Re: FTE 80-96 - RE:mirror buttons and such
RE: FTE 80-96 - C-6 Tranny question

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

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

Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 06:55:26 -0600 (MDT)
From: Jeff Crowell T/208-396-6525
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 300 I-6 Performance

Hey, Mike and Gene.

Nice to see some discussion about the 300 ci engine. I have a 93
S-cab 4X4 F-150, and have been leaning toward the header installation.
Mike, what sort of performance improvements, if any, have you seen
since installing the headers? Whose headers are they (i.e. is there
anyone besides Clifford who makes 6-banger headers)? What's your
opinion of the design of the headers?

I'm kinda stuck in the old "while you got it open" syndrome... I mean,
while it's all torn apart anyway, why not stuff a new cam in there?
If you're doing that, you really should upgrade the valvetrain. Gee,
what about the timing chain. And so on. I don't have a gazillion bucks
to spend, so the total cost is a worry.


Thanks for any comments.

Jeff
= 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, 1 Jun 1998 10:23:34 -0400
From: Mike Johnson
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - 300cid I-6 Intake Manifold

>Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 8:04:32 -0800
>From: callah S5.hninc.com
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - 300cid I-6 Intake Manifold
>
>I might want to put exhaust headers on my '81 F-150 Custom >4x4 with
the 300cid I-6 engine. If I do this how will it >affect the intake
manifold. The stock setup is a bolted >together "combo" intake/exhaust
header. Will I need to >replace the intake manifold at the same time.
If I do need to >replace is one available for a two bbl carburetor.
>
>Gary Callahan
>'81 F-150 Custom 4x4

I don't think you need to replace the intake manifold if you put on a
header. The exhaust manifold is just bolted to the bottom of the intake.
That is if you can get the two apart. When I tried to take mine apart
the bolts twisted right off. So I went with the 4 bbl/header setup. Mine
is an '86, so yours is probably pretty well rusted together also. I have
never seen a 2 bbl intake for the I-6, Just a 4 bbl. Hope this helps.

Mike

= 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, 1 Jun 1998 12:25:06 EDT
From: ToddRPM aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 82 F250 4x4 problems

Hello everyone.
I recently bought an 82 F250 4x4 with 351/c-6. After driving it down the
freeway last Friday and returning home (about a 75 mile round trip) I tried to
put the truck in 4-low. I could not get the truck shifted into any drive gear
after I pulled it out of 2H. Grind, Grind, Grind. If I shut the truck off,
put it into Park, I could put the truck in any 4x4 mode I wanted, then turned
truck on and away I went, I just couldn't shift it while truck was running, in
neutral of course. Any ideas what causes the transfer case to grind? Thanks.
toddrpm aol.com
= 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, 1 Jun 1998 12:43:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dan Simoes
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Expedition running boards

If you know of anyone that has an Expedition, my father in law
has a set of new boards for sale pretty cheaply, I think they
are Lunds. Shoot me an email if you want more details.
- --
Dan Simoes dans ans.net
ANS Communications http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://coimbra.ans.net/dans.html
100 Manhattanville Road (914) 701-5378 (voice)
Purchase, NY 10577 (914) 701-5310 (fax)
= 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, 1 Jun 1998 12:45:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dan Simoes
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Toolboxes for trucks

This is a longshot, but my brother in law has a pair of toolboxes
(I forget the brand) all metal, waterproof, that mount on the
bed, one on each side - they are used for carpenters, plumbers,
etc. They are in like new condition and he is selling them
since he got a F350 crewcab (97) and doesn't need the extra
space anymore. They are probably too heavy to ship but he'll
consider it. Email me for more details if you're interested.
- --
Dan Simoes dans ans.net
ANS Communications http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://coimbra.ans.net/dans.html
100 Manhattanville Road (914) 701-5378 (voice)
Purchase, NY 10577 (914) 701-5310 (fax)
= 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: 1 Jun 98 12:48:42 -0500
From: "Todd Johnston"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - soft top

Hi eveyone
Did you all have a good weekend? I was wondering if anyone might
know where i could find a soft top or toneau cover for an 88 bronco fullsize.
I live in Ontario but i would probably be willing to pay shipping costs
depending on the full cost. I priced a toneau cover and they wanted between
350.00 and 500.00. Seems a little steep to me. I was also told i wouldn,t
be able to find a soft top around here.
Does anybody know if you could take the soft top of anothe type of vehicle
and custom fit it to the bronco. I would realy like to have a soft top for
the warm weather but for now i would take any suggestins i can get to cover
the back cheep, so i can finally take my top off and not worry about
putting it back on if it rains.
Thanks in advance for any help you might have for me.
Todd Johnston
Big Bronco Bustin
= 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, 01 Jun 1998 09:58:19 -0700
From: Your Name
Subject: FTE 80-96 - EEC Read Out

Can anyone recommend an instrument (including price) that would apply to
both my '90 F150 4.9L as well as my 1995 Taurus?
Also, how convenient is it to use an analog voltmeter to count pulses of
the readout?
- --
Cheers...George to reply, delete 'TY' from address
that was added to avoid spam.
George R. Ahearn
Los Gatos CA
= 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, 1 Jun 1998 10:46:13 -0700
From: "Posluszny, Walt (posl)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE:mirror buttons and such

Chris Said :

> > I guess all mirrors on all Ford products fall off.
>
> I have had more Fords than I care to remember. [snip] Maybe I've beat the
> odds, but out of all of the
> problems I've EVER had on Fords I can't say I've ever had the rearview
> mirror
> mount fall off. [snip].
>
> Gas gauge sensors, on the other hand......

Walt said :

Life sure is funny. Have 5 Ford products, 3 of 5 have lost their
rear view mirrors at some point(some more than once). One just fell off (for
the first time) on our '84 with 193,000 miles(go figure). I just keep extra
windshield mirror glue and alcohol in the garage. I've gotten pretty good at
replacing them.

As far as gas gauge sensors.......never had one go bad. Life sure is
funny.
= 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, 1 Jun 1998 10:52:40 -0700
From: "Posluszny, Walt (posl)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE:Brake Fluid change

Eric Said :

> changed the brake fluid in my '94 Splash last weekend for the first time
> .... made a tremendous difference in the pedal .... before it would grab
> all
> at once after the pedal was pressed quite a ways, now it's much smoother
> and
> more progressive.
Walt said :

Eric, did you do it yourself? If so how? Is it good enough to just
suck out most of the fluid in the reservoir periodically and top off with
fresh? Anyone out there know? I know this is probably not the recommended
procedure but wouldn't it help anyway and be fairly easy to do?
Thanks


= 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, 1 Jun 1998 19:17:17 EDT
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - RE:mirror buttons and such

I had my mirror fall off my trruck and break the windshield!!
= 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, 1 Jun 1998 19:25:26 EDT
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 82 F250 4x4 problems

In a message dated 6/1/98 9:59:28 AM Pacific Daylight Time, ToddRPM aol.com
writes:

>
Could it be lack of use? As I begin to use my 4wd in winter it seems to "
Stick" until I use it a few times and then it works freely. My girlfriends
father puts his 96 F-250 in 4wd every day pulling in and out of his driveway
and he has never had a problem with it. Probally the less you use it things
get gummed up and get jammed up. Just my .02.

Joe
acmercg aol.com
1992 F-150
http://www.ford-trucks.com/pictorial/big/1992_f150_nite.html
= 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: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 09:58:03 +1000
From: "Keith Bugeja"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Air shocks for F150 ??

G'day All,

Just wondering if ya's can help me out a bit.

I own a 1990 F150 XLT, 4x4, LWB with a 5.8 litre & bronco deluxe canopy. I
would like to purchase a set of air shocks for my vehicle, so I can prevent
the rear from sagging when I'm towing and the tub is loaded. Has anyone had
any experience with air shocks for these type of vehicles ?? Can anyone
recommend a manufacturer and model of a good air shock that will fit my
vehicle, along with it's price and where I may obtain them from.

The only air shock I've found which may fit is the Monroe MA-771. Has
anyone had any experience with these, or even know if they will fit my
vehicle ??

It's difficult to get any useful info downunder, so any recommendations ya's
could offer will be greatly appreciated.
Thanx in advance...

Cheers
Keith

= 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, 1 Jun 1998 20:40:53 -0500
From: "Dan Ruring"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - C-6 Tranny question

for some reason the drive shaft is gone under a lot of stress. when my
truck did that i replaced all the u-joints and the noise went away. if
doing that does not work then it is the ring and pinion gear in the axel
just sounds like the tranny cause the sould is heard through the frame of
the truck.

- -----Original Message-----
From: pat daniels
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Monday, June 01, 1998 1:04 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - C-6 Tranny question


>I have an 88 F350 4X4 crew cab with the 460 and a C-6 tranny and my
>question is what in the tranny is making the "clunk" sound when I put it in
>reverse? It doesn't do it when I put it in drive, just reverse. Truck
>accelerates forward and backwards as it should but the "clunk" is beginning
>to bug me. Does anyone out there have or had this problem, if so what can
>I do about it? The truck only 25,000 original miles so it shouldn't be due
>to wear (I hope). I am changing the tranny filter and fluid today. How
>about the band adjustment for the C-6, I understand the C-4 and C-5 have a
>reverse band adjustment but the C-6 doesn't. Anyone shed some light on
>this for me I would appreciate it.
>
>Pat Daniels
>Kodiak, Alaska
>= 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.
>=======================================================================
>

= 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, 1 Jun 1998 22:58:12 EDT
From: MillrBeer aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - RE:mirror buttons and such

had my mirror on my Eddie Bauer 95 Bronco fall off twice now LOL
also-anyone have problems with the passenger side control arm bushings??? I've
heard a few people have...and I'm one of em...Ford won't do anything about it-
my truck started showing signs of deterioration at about 37,000 miles and now
at 43,000-it's really bad-so bad that the alignment is off-this costs about
200 bucks in labor for a pair of bushings that cost about 10-20 bucks....Sean
= 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: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 04:42:53 -0500
From: "SFC D"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - C-6 Tranny question

>
> for some reason the drive shaft is gone under a lot of
> stress. when my
> truck did that i replaced all the u-joints and the
> noise went away. if
> doing that does not work then it is the ring and
> pinion gear in the axel
> just sounds like the tranny cause the sould is heard
> through the frame of
> the truck.
>

disconnect the drive line from the tranny and then drop it in
gear, and then you'll really know

= Ford Truck Enthusiasts ==============================================
Send posts to: 80-96-list....


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.