80-96-list-digest Thursday, July 16 1998 Volume 02 : Number 246



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Re: Diesel cats
FTE 80-96 - Re: Manual stick removal
FTE 80-96 - RE: Hi Lift Jack Missile
Re: FTE 80-96 - tires rub radius arms

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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 22:49:46 -0500
From: lordjanusz juno.com (Paul M Radecki)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Diesel cats

>>Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 22:53:41 -0500
>>From: Michael Ruth
>>Subject: FTE 80-96 - superduty Cat removal
>>
>>I have a 99 Superduty 7.3 powerstoke and I was told another new
>owner
>>that he had his catalytic converter removed as the dealer told him
>it
>>was not necessary. I know it reduces emissions, but in MD Diesels
>are
>>exempt from emissions. I will not name the dealer for obvious
>>reasons,
>>but they said it would not affect anything on the truck. This guy
>>also
>>said he picked up 3 miles to the gallon!!! I am thinking of doing
>>this. Can anyone tell why I should NOT do this?? Other than being
>>unkind to the earth?
>>thanks,
>>Mike
>>99 Superduty SC PS
>
3 miles per gallon? Betcha he won't put it in writing... If the
cat is that serious a restriction, maybe what you need is a full dual
exhaust setup (twin cats). Plenty of flow, and the greenies won't
flame you. I read someplace (maybe it was here, I forget) that the
new transmissions in the '99s allowed Ford to tune the Powerstroke for
full rated power (always had to de-tune it before so the tranny would
outlive the warranty). If so, the stock exhaust could be a serious
restriction. Nice truck, BTW, wish I was rich like you!
lordjanusz

'94 F150 (300ci) '73 F100 (360ci) '97 Saturn (35 mpg...so there!)

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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 22:12:19 -0800
From: Casey Vandor
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Manual stick removal

Humm, I should have asked first here.... I have the truck scrunched in
the garage, (running boards off, mirrors folded in, canopy off, and
jacked as high as the door opener allows..... small garage....) I
didn't take the seats out, (too late now) but it doesn't seem to be in
the way too much, except that the large plate cannot be removed for
access to underneath. I just cant lift the truck high enough (no
clearance) to be able to drop the tranny without taking the stick out,
and being that is all bent to fit around the ashtray and stuff, that
doesn't help either..... There is a pin going crossways through the
round section where the stick goes in, but I am not sure how to drive it
out, or even if I should at all.

guess I will just drive it out and hope I can put it back in later.
anything down there that I should replace other than the all the pieces
in the clutch pac and the pilot bushing? now would be the time to do it
since it is all torn apart.

Thanks
Casey Vandor

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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 98 23:27:00 PDT
From: "Mike Mueller"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: Hi Lift Jack Missile

Hey all-
The Bungies would snap in a second.
I like the idea though- so I'll modify it a lil bit.
My vote is to "hang" it either on the side, above the wheel well.
Or better yet, if it will fit across the front, behind the cab.
I like the L bracket but what you need is a positive lock.
It wouldn't take much to bend a couple of very large gate hinges into an =
L( or make it all from scratch!).
Mount the top of the upright section of the L to the bed rail
I used the hinge for an example so that the other half would extend back =
up to the bed rail and either lock or latch.
Let me try it this way...Viewed in cross section, 2 sections, use arial =
font, don't try this at home, sorry for the bandwith...

l l
l l
l l
l l jack here
l l
l l
l l___________________
l____________________O -hinge

_
l l
l l
l l -lock or bolt
l l
l l
l l__________________
l__________________ l
l l
l l
l l
( jack here ) l l
l l
l l
l l


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Email is so hard to convey pictures with, eh?
I can send a .jpg to you or even a fax alot easier.
Hope this helps!
Thanks!

Mike Mueller
The Leasing Dept.
Equipment Leasing and Funding
www.leasingdept.com




Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 09:04:25 -0700
From: cassis
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Hi Lift Jack Missile

This might sound a little cheesey, but 4 "L"-type hooks (heavy duty ones =

not little puney ones) and either 2 bungie cords or some sort of straping
system would secure it pretty safely.

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From:But Why [SMTP:ramprat cheyenneweb.com]
Sent:Wednesday, July 15, 1998 5:41 AM
To:97up-list ford-trucks.com; 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject:FTE 80-96 - Hi Lift Jack Missile

Anybody have any ideas on how to bolt down a Hi Lift jack in a pick up =
with
a topper so it
does not become a missile in a collision or roll over? I would like to =

secure it someplace
that we could still get to it easy enough when needed!

Thanks

JJ

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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 98 23:39:43 PDT
From: "Mike Mueller"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - tires rub radius arms

Hey-
I second the motion! My '89 F150, xlt, 4x4, S/C, 351, long bed, peeling =
paint, A/T, bad brakes, with BFG's does exactly the same thing. I am on =
the second set now, got more than 60,k out of the first set, and saw no =
wear to the tire at all, just the rub on the paint of the radius arms. =
If you think about it, the only time it hits is when your going driveway=
speeds. (well, except for that one time on the freeway, oposite lock, =
Yahooo! : )

Thanks!

Mike Mueller
The Leasing Dept.
Equipment Leasing and Funding
www.leasingdept.com
"I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather,
not screaming in terror like his passengers".

>
> Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 20:00:34 -0400
> From: "S. Spaulding"
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - tires rub radius arms
>
> Barry,
>
> I had the same with my '91. I switched to 31x10.50x15 BFG ATs on the
> stock 7" styled wheels. I decided to ignore it, and got well over
> 60,000 miles on the tires with no problems. I put the next set on 8"
> ARE wheels, and they do not rub.
>
> Trucks with factory 31" tires came with 8" wheels, and the turn stops
> were also adjusted differently.
>
> If I were you, I would just remember that they rub at full lock, try =
not
> to steer that far, and be careful when you do.
>
> Steve S.
>
>
> Barry Baker wrote:
> >
> > I recently installed a set of 31*10.5*15 tires on my '87 SC 4X4 F150 =
XLT
> > Lariat (351W), and am now noticing occasional tire rub on the radius =
arms
> > when it's really cranked. I've lot's of similar trucks running the =
same
> > size, so I'm not quite sure what to think. It appears that the rims =
are
> > stock.
> >
> > A buddy mentioned that I could adjust the turn-stops, but I'm a littl=
e
> > hesitant to do this as I tow a 26' travel trailer so would like to =
retain as
> > much manoeuvrability as possible. Any suggestions?
> >
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