80-96-list-digest Saturday, August 8 1998 Volume 02 : Number 275



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - Warning to members with children.
Re: FTE 80-96 - 300 Inline Six
FTE 80-96 - TSB info
FTE 80-96 - Re: I'm new to the list.....
FTE 80-96 - Snow Plowing
FTE 80-96 - Snow Plowing
Re: FTE 80-96 - Snow Plowing
FTE 80-96 - what tranny do i have????????
FTE 80-96 - new to list
FTE 80-96 - tranny noise?
Re: FTE 80-96 - what tranny do i have????????

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Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 08:14:19 -0400
From: "C. E. White"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Warning to members with children.

I wonder how I survived childhood. I was raised on a farm and we constantly
played in the back of pick-ups. Worse still we always rode in the back...and my
Father always removed the tailgate when he got a new truck. I guess kids today
are just better at getting into trouble.

Ed

Gerald L. Hinkle Jr. CPA wrote:

> Hello list people. This posting is intended to warn members of dangers
> posed to children in the bed of your pickup



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Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 08:53:13 -0500
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 300 Inline Six

Gotta wonder what supercharging would do for this situation. Anybody ever
blow a big six? Probably a question for the PERF list, but most of those guys
are into big blocks. Can't blame 'em--makes sense in a truck!

Paul M Radecki wrote:

> The big 6 has diesel-like low end performance but no top end to speak of.
> Mine can tow anything but is really slow, even with a K&N. Mechanically
> speaking, the bottom end should last forever (7 main bearings, vs. 4 on a
> V6 and 5 on a V8) but be warned: that big, long head is prone to warpage
> if abused. So, if you maintain your cooling system religiously and don't
> mind the sight of Ch&>y taillights, you'll love the 300.
> lordjanusz



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Best Regards,

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
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Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 13:19:50 -0700
From: cfoye baynetworks.com (Chris Foye)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - TSB info

I brought my 97 F350 CC PSD 4.10 gearing, in for some service on complaint
of poor gas mileage, I was getting around 12 towing and 14 empty. Well, it
looks like they didn't find anything in particular but, they did perform
two services, one TSB and another service recall.
I was hoping that somebody from the list would be able to help me out in
understanding what they did.
According to the print out:

Hook up SBDS, performed KOEO and KOER, ran idle data playback and found
reading normal. Removed fuel pressure regulator cleared screen performed
performance sheet. and ran Oasis performed TSB 97.9.8 PCM reprogramming

Perform program 97B16 DIT air cleaners 1864 service recall.


Could somebody shed some light on this? After driving it now for 30 miles
or so, I'm finding that the shifts are smoother and a little bit later. I
personally like it, I'll have to check the mileage on the next tank.

Thanks, this is such a great resource.

Chris
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Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 13:49:58 PDT
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: I'm new to the list.....

Congrats on the truck. I am not sure, but I would guess the tank is 19
gallons like the 3/4 and 1 tons. Never had a 150 before, but I would
think they would use the same tanks.

Thanks
Casey Vandor

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Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 15:37:51 PDT
From: "Scottie Schmidt"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Snow Plowing

Hi, my dad currently has a 93 F-150 I6. He is interested in starting
his own snow removal business but is not sure if his truck will do the
job (of course he will have to buy a plow). We were wondering:
will his truck do the job?
what kind of truck is best for plowing(might buy a different truck)?
some tips on snow plowing?
what type of plow is best?
any suggestions?
Scotie Schmidt

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Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 15:38:06 PDT
From: "Scottie Schmidt"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Snow Plowing

Hi, my dad currently has a 93 F-150 I6. He is interested in starting
his own snow removal business but is not sure if his truck will do the
job (of course he will have to buy a plow). We were wondering:
will his truck do the job?
what kind of truck is best for plowing(might buy a different truck)?
some tips on snow plowing?
what type of plow is best?
any suggestions?
Scottie Schmidt

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Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 21:51:25 -0400
From: Doug Tinsman
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Snow Plowing

I have plowed snow commercially (large parking lots) for the last ten
years or more. F250 or F350 diesels are the best by far. Mostly we use
Myer plows but the Westerns are good too.
Depends on the size of the jobs you want to do. The 150 is OK for
driveways, but I would not use it for parking lots. It is too hard on the
truck. I have seen a F250 plow what a F150 could not begin to move. Auto
trans is the best. Plow with the snow, don't wait for eight inches to hit
the ground before you start. Begin plowing at 2 - 3 inches. Think about
were you will put the snow before you begin to plow. Time spent planning
your plowing direction pays off later. Snow plow operators are on call 24
hours a day in season, if you have another full time job, who plows when
you are at work? My company operators have spent 16 hour at a time in the
cab! Personal auto insurance will not cover you while plowing for hire
and commercial property owners will not hire you without proof of proper
insurance coverage. Consider the area in which you live, if you do not
receive at least ten 6 inch snowfall events, how will you recoup your
investment?

On the bright side you can make some mighty big bucks plowing snow. If you
go after it as a BUSINESS not a HOBBY.

Scottie Schmidt wrote:

> Hi, my dad currently has a 93 F-150 I6. He is interested in starting
> his own snow removal business but is not sure if his truck will do the
> job (of course he will have to buy a plow). We were wondering:
> will his truck do the job?
> what kind of truck is best for plowing(might buy a different truck)?
> some tips on snow plowing?
> what type of plow is best?
> any suggestions?
> Scottie Schmidt
>
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Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 22:33:15 EDT
From: JSC721 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - what tranny do i have????????

i just purchased an 89 e-250 with a inline 6 cyl. 177k on it. its a 3 speed
tranny. im hoping its the bad boy C-6. would anybody know??thanks


joe
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Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 23:04:40 EDT
From: TLWILKIN aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - new to list

I am new to your list. My name is Tracy Wilkinson and I hail from Huntsville,
Al. Owning a 1994 Lightning, 1988 Ranger, and 1984 Bronco II, I feel like I
belong on both the Lightning list and the Ford truck list. My specialty is
custom machining for the aerospace industry and of course the automobile
accessory niche. I have just got through producing some really neat billet
tags that have the Ford logo recessed in them, and I have some with the
Lightning logo. They are about 1/4" thick with the logo recessed about 1/8"
deep. I plan on also making some license plate frames for the rear similar to
those you see in the truckin mag ads. If you are interested in these things or
something completely custom please feel free to e-mail me at:
tlwilkin aol.com
Your list seems to be pretty informative so let's keep up the good work!
Sorry for the shameless plug, just thought some of you might be interested.
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Date: Sat, 8 Aug 1998 00:03:46 EDT
From: Croth2 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - tranny noise?

I just had my 89 F-150 4x4 into the shop to get a "new" rebuilt tranny. the
place where I bought the truck did the service, and its a GM dealer, so I
dont like them doing work on it, but it was under warranty. When I went to
pick it up I could hear a weird noise coming from the tranny. the noise would
stop when I put it in gear and it would start again when I started driving.
It would sometimes stop when I pushed in the clutch. it is easily audible
when the truck is idling, but you can only here it inside the cab. any
ideas??
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Date: Sat, 8 Aug 1998 00:20:19 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - what tranny do i have????????

My father has a '91 E-250 with the 300 I-6 and he has a C-6 so you should
too.

Rade
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From: JSC721 aol.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, August 08, 1998 2:35 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - what tranny do i have????????


>i just purchased an 89 e-250 with a inline 6 cyl. 177k on it. its a 3 speed
>tranny. im hoping its the bad boy C-6. would anybody know??thanks
>
>
> joe
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