80-96-list-digest Sunday, September 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 308



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Vents in Dash
FTE 80-96 - Favorite Ford Pickup Body Styles
Re: FTE 80-96 - my 5.0 is dying
FTE 80-96 - Re: Brake hose, line question
Re: FTE 80-96 - my 5.0 is dying

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Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 09:39:04 -0700
From: "Jim Lohse"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Vents in Dash

I have a 96 350 a/c. The four air vents that are in the dash close down and
restrict air when they are moved to the side. To close the vent you move
the slider left or right. I would like to be able to move the vent left or
right without loss of air flow. I have seen better vent configuration.'s in
other cars. Any aftermarket products out their I could buy to replace
these dash vents????


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Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 11:46:50 -0500
From: "LeRoy Wolff"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Favorite Ford Pickup Body Styles

Dear FTE's:

I think the best looking Ford Pickups were the 39' or 40' ? with the
tear drop headlights built
into the fenders. Also the 79' Ford . The 97' is very stylish too.

What do the rest of you think ?
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Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 12:03:34 -0500
From: "LeRoy Wolff"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - my 5.0 is dying

> >I think you should buy a long block engine made for the year model you
have
> >and not mess around
> >with a different cam.
> >
> >Of course it depends on how much money you have to throw at your
Ford......
> >
> >LeRoy Wolff
> >Wimbledon, North Dakota
> >I would buy a long block since I can get one at cost for $1100, but I
> already had a bunch of stuff lying around ready for a rebuild so the
rebuild
> will basically only cost me the machine work and cam.

I would install a stock cam, because I am assuming you will be using the
pickup for everyday driving.
Stock cams are designed to perform well from idle speed to high speed. I
think you would get tired
of a rough idling engine in a big hurry every time you are waiting at a red
light or stuck in traffic.

BTW, my 84 Ford F 150 300 six is idling rough now, and I'm just about
ticked off enough to do something
about it. It's got 94 thousand miles on it. Probably wouldn't hurt to put a
new rotor, cap, ignition wires on
it.

I try to do all repairs myself because besides a Ford to run and maintain,
I have three children to support
too.

Have a Great weekend Big RED !!!!!

LeRoy Wolff


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Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 11:22:40 -0300
From: sbest
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Brake hose, line question

>Date: Fri, 04 Sep 1998 12:00:33 -0500
>From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
>Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Brake hose, line question
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>Andre Roy wrote:
>> Well, anyone have any diagnostics they can give me on plain old Power
>> front disks/rear drums?
>
>A problem I have is the break booster. If you press on the brakes
>and here a constant vacuum/hissing noise until you let up off the
>break pedal then your booster is shot. I am in need of a new one
>myself. Oh, the booster is what the master cylinder is bolted too.


Rick, I had the exact same symptom that you describe, although it
was very slight. The brakes worked fine except when using full
throttle for an extended time, the pedal would go rock hard.
(which as you know, is when you would most likely NEED good brakes!)

I surmised a booster, but at the cost of them, I followed the Ford
diagnostic routine, it indicated a booster as well. I bought the
booster ($250!!)and as I was installing it I noticed there was no
seal between the master brakecylinder and the booster (3yr old vehicle??).
I installed a new seal, returned the booster and no more problems.



Steve Best, Nova Scotia, sbest glinx.com
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Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 00:37:31 -0500
From: "BigRed"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - my 5.0 is dying

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From: LeRoy Wolff
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Date: Saturday, September 05, 1998 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - my 5.0 is dying



>I try to do all repairs myself because besides a Ford to run and maintain,
>I have three children to support
>too.
>
>Have a Great weekend Big RED !!!!!
>
>LeRoy Wolff
>
>I want a little more than stock for the extra pulling power. and I also do
most of my own repair work, but I've only got one little one to support. My
problem is that I've got 4 vehicles, a 69 Torino GT and a 59 F-250 that
don't run, also a 79 Mustang that runs good enough which I have to drive
while I'm rebuilding my 87 F-150.

You have yourself a good weekend too LeRoy
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