80-96-list-digest Sunday, June 14 1998 Volume 02 : Number 213



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Re: Tranny Fluid Cange Time
FTE 80-96 - RE: Used Deisel Turbo
Re: FTE 80-96 - Novice Female - New To Fords
Re: FTE 80-96 - Finally got that Ford
FTE 80-96 - I-6 to 302 or 351
FTE 80-96 - seats and front end for sale
Re: FTE 80-96 - I-6 to 302 or 351
Re: FTE 80-96 - seats and front end for sale

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Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 06:48:29 -0700
From: rokkinhorse webtv.net
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Tranny Fluid Cange Time

Dave, I also used the B&M Shift+ in my 94 Bronco,and it works GREAT!!
Gues you need a 460 though to chirp tires:-) Last fluid change I did, I
converted to synthetic ATF.There is no F-type offered,I used the Dextron
3. I also change the transfer case over shortly afterwards to the
synthetic.I have the towing pkg and external cooler,and the fluid
capacity for the trans s 17.8 qts.By draining the torque convertor using
the little 1/8"NPT plug provided on the torque convertor(accessed
through the rubber plug the bottom front of trans bell housing) I was
able to get 15-1/2 qts of the new fluid in it.Probably could have oten
17.8 in it if I would have used an air hose to empty the cooler and
lines out. NOTE: The transfer case fluid looked really BAD!! I thought
the 94 fluid would be slightly discolored,but it resembled ATFthat had
run in a trans for over 100K!! If you have a newer 4x4, you want to
check his out ASAP! My Bronco hasn't seen severe use,but think about it:
the 1356 transfer case has no external cooler so gets the heat from
engine and trans with no way to cool itself,short of heat dissipation
through the aluminum housing.IMHO,this makes the transfercase even a
better candidate for a synthetic lube,as the heat resistance and
resistance to carbonizing of synthetics is far superior to "natural"
lubricants.Not to mention the cleaning characteristics.The fluid in the
transfer case was so bad I'll probably change it again in a couple of
months.Should be good to go then.If memory serves(which usually don't:-)
the TC capacity was around 3 qts or a bit less. I used Castrol
Synthetic;it was 4.99 qt.Try to find it cheaper someplace else if you do
this.Wal-Mart was a buck cheaper a qt on the Mobil 1 I use. Big deal if
you're gonna be buyin 20-some quarts.I did the synthetic on the 85
transfer case as well.The stuff that came outta it was unrecognizable as
ATF;totally black.Hope this helps.


Randy
94Bronco EB-5.8 85 F-250 4x4-460
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Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 14:16:10 -0400
From: "Cade Pierce"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: Used Deisel Turbo

My $.02:
Used turbo from boneyard: IF you can find one. And thats a mighty big IF.
You might as well buy the whole engine (turbo and all) while your there,
because they may not sell just the turbo off the engine...these engines are
a real hot item. Usually a waiting list (at least in my area)
Turbo on old engine: Do a compression test to see what kind of shape it's
in. I went thru all of this about 2 years ago with my '87. The people
selling the turbo kits will tell you that it should go on a newer (or low
mileage) engine. I finally gave in, had the engine completely
remanufactured with a NEW turbo kit. Pricey but in the long run it is so
much better 'bout everything else ;)
Old turbo's: I have had some tell me not to use used turbo's. Something
about not trusting the turbines or bearings. Probably the same nonsense you
hear
C6: Well....I've got one. Tough trany, but no overdrive. Major drag even
w/ 3.55's. Doing some research on a conversion to the manual 5-speed. Any
takers? (comments)

- -Cade
'87 F-250 ex-cab lariat 4x4 6.9l Banks turbo
'90 Ranger 4x4

>Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 11:29:18 -0700
>From: Steve Faust
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: Used Deisel Turbo
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>After a little research including comments from this list, I am
>considering putting a turbo unit on my '88 4x4 F-250 w/ the 7.3 Diesel
>(C6 and 4:10 gears). Question is, does anyone know about or have
>experience with trying to pick up a late model Ford turbo unit from a
>bone yard and installing on an older engine (like mine)? Since the Ford
>unit is essentially the same as the ATS aftermarket (with a few
>restrictions, that I could update) can I pull one and install it on my
>rig? What would I need to look for, watch out for etc -- is it really a
>possibility? I'm obviously trying to save a few $$, but don't want to
>jeadordize my truck in the process.
>
>Steve
> '88 F-250 (7.3 4x4 Supercab)
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Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 13:20:28 -0500
From: JJ/Rae
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Novice Female - New To Fords

For tires I'd check on BFG/AT's in 265/75R16 or if you want something bigger go with
either the 285/75R16 or 29575R16. I have had real good luck with BFG/AT's in the
past. Got ours from Sears with free rotating and ballancing and had them rotated
every 3 to 5000 miles. they wear like iron when you have the right air pressure and
are good on any surface except any kind of thick gooey or deep mud.

Shocks I'd look into Rancho RS 5000's

Go to a 4x4 shop in your area and get their opinion for local conditions, If there
is a Dick Cepek they have real good staff and information.

JJ


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Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 14:33:29 +0000
From: Garr&Pam
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Finally got that Ford

Rick Buchanan wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> Well it happened, after 14 years of driving the same little ol Mazda pickup it was time for it to go out to the pasture. I finally got my Ford and shes a beauty. 1992 F150 Flareside SuperCab 4 Wheel drive, Custom wheels and tires, bedliner, camper shell, A/C, tinted windows, aftermarket stereo, alarm!!!!. Man oh Man I love this truck.
>
> Now for the question, and please excuse me if this is to basic. The performance of my truck is great, it will just nail you to the seat if you need it to. I beleive that it has a 351 motor in it. But the person that sold me the truck swears up and down that its a 460. According to the VIN number its a 351. Finally got that Ford, finally got around to the question. Is there a way (for a novice) to look at the motor and determine its size other than looking at the valve cover? Please be gent
>
> See Ya
> Rick Buchanan
> 92 F150 4X4
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Its a 351 as the 460 was not available to F150 buyers!
Chris
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Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 15:17:49 EDT
From: F100289 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - I-6 to 302 or 351

Is the bellhousing on a I-6 (5speed) the same as that on the 302 or 351W? and
how much work would be involved in a swap. The truck is an 85 F150 4WD and is
fuel injected so I thought I'd pull the computer off a new truck with the size
of motor I'd put in. Id use an aluminum aftermarket intake and throttle body.
And with a 5 in suspension lift how big of tires would fit in? Any helps
appreciated.
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Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 13:29:29 PDT
From: "Bryan Snyder"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - seats and front end for sale

I will have two gray highback bucket seats out of my 90 ranger for sale.
The drivers is in GC, no rips or stains BUT does have a nickel size hole
in lower left bolster. The drivers have power lumbar and lower bolsters
and bolh work good. The passengers seat is in EC, no holes stains, rips
etc, and has power lumbar. They are gray with black and varying gray
tone stripes. Asking $250 plus shipping for both, or best offer.

Also have a dana 28 front end front same truck. has 3.73 gears. Needs
new left engagement hub. Will sell complete wheel to wheel for $300 plus
shipping or best offer.

Just getting new stuff for my truck and no longer need these. Please
email direct. Thanks

Rangerstx hotmail.com

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Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 13:32:18 -0700
From: Robert Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - I-6 to 302 or 351

The bellhousing is probably for a big block V-8. It's about 4 bolts to
swap. (That's a guess).
The biggest tire (according to Big Bronco home page), 36".

Bob

At 03:17 PM 6/13/98 EDT, you wrote:
>Is the bellhousing on a I-6 (5speed) the same as that on the 302 or 351W? and
>how much work would be involved in a swap. The truck is an 85 F150 4WD
and is
>fuel injected so I thought I'd pull the computer off a new truck with the
size
>of motor I'd put in. Id use an aluminum aftermarket intake and throttle
body.
>And with a 5 in suspension lift how big of tires would fit in? Any helps
>appreciated.
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Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 16:24:59 -0500
From: Michael Ruth
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - seats and front end for sale

Bryan Snyder wrote:
>
> I will have two gray highback bucket seats out of my 90 ranger for sale.
> The drivers is in GC, no rips or stains BUT does have a nickel size hole
> in lower left bolster. The drivers have power lumbar and lower bolsters
> and bolh work good. The passengers seat is in EC, no holes stains, rips
> etc, and has power lumbar. They are gray with black and varying gray
> tone stripes. Asking $250 plus shipping for both, or best offer.
>
> Also have a dana 28 front end front same truck. has 3.73 gears. Needs
> new left engagement hub. Will sell complete wheel to wheel for $300 plus
> shipping or best offer.
>
> Just getting new stuff for my truck and no longer need these. Please
> email direct. Thanks
>
> Rangerstx hotmail.com
>
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Where are you located? I am in Baltimore, Md
I would be interested if the hole is not too bad. Also, shipping would
be killer if they need to be sent.
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