80-96-list-digest Monday, August 10 1998 Volume 02 : Number 277



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - 95 Ranger Air Conditioner Cycling
FTE 80-96 - 86 F150 blowing smoke
FTE 80-96 - 1987 4 spd. first gear
Re: FTE 80-96 - 86 F150 blowing smoke
FTE 80-96 - exhaust smell?
FTE 80-96 - Fwd: Suzuki4x4: New Jersey new lift law, final version (LONG)
FTE 80-96 - Rough Idling F150

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Date: Sun, 09 Aug 1998 08:31:34 -0400
From: Allen Baldwin
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 95 Ranger Air Conditioner Cycling

Gentlemen....the compressor on my 95 Ranger cycles every 10 seconds
whether the air conditioning is selected or not . The only way to stop
this cycling is to select "off" which also eliminates all fresh air so
that I roast!
I am told that I can unplug the cable to the electric clutch/pulley
on the compressor but this will eliminate the air conditioning
altogether !!! Any ideas ??? Allen

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Date: Sun, 09 Aug 1998 09:45:26 -0700
From: Rick Fredericksen
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 86 F150 blowing smoke

Hey guys...
Got a 86 F150 with a 300 six. It's been parked for the last month and
when I started her up a whole lot of white smoke started blowing from
the exhaust. It did'nt start right away but after a few minutes of
idling. It,s got around 150K miles and ran fine before the I parked
it. HELP!!! I plan on doing the work myself but I need a place to
start thanks Rick

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Date: Sun, 9 Aug 1998 11:09:57 -0700
From: Tyler Abbott
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 1987 4 spd. first gear

In a 1987 F250, 460, 4spd. (4.10 gears) what would be the first gear ratio,
and is first gear syncronized in this model? It must be a T19 or T18 trany?
Thanks
Tyler

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Date: Sun, 9 Aug 1998 16:28:07 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 86 F150 blowing smoke

Is it still doing it or did it just happen when you started up the first
time. If it only happened the first time you fired it up it was probably
just all the water that had condensed in the exhuast system boiling off,
otherwise I don't know.

Rade
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From: Rick Fredericksen
To: 80-96-list-digest ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, August 09, 1998 4:38 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 86 F150 blowing smoke


>Hey guys...
>Got a 86 F150 with a 300 six. It's been parked for the last month and
>when I started her up a whole lot of white smoke started blowing from
>the exhaust. It did'nt start right away but after a few minutes of
>idling. It,s got around 150K miles and ran fine before the I parked
>it. HELP!!! I plan on doing the work myself but I need a place to
>start thanks Rick
>
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Date: Sun, 09 Aug 1998 20:33:35 -0700
From: Gene Ball
Subject: FTE 80-96 - exhaust smell?

Anybody know why my exhaust would smell like gun powder-firecrackers?
Is there anything I can add to the gas tank to help insure I will pass a
emissions test?
My exhaust system is new! 1984 F150 4x4 300I-6 automatic.
Thanks Geno

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Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 01:25:47 EDT
From: FSTFORDS aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Fwd: Suzuki4x4: New Jersey new lift law, final version (LONG)

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Subject: Suzuki4x4: New Jersey new lift law, final version (LONG)
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Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 09:51:46 -0400 (EDT)
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I got this from another list
be prepared to scream
the 4x4 mod community better strat petiioning now or this will happen
everywhere

Clive
>
> The first revision to New Jersey's lift laws is here. It is not what the
> state wanted, but they have there foot in the door.
>
>
> Under Provision of NJAC 13:20-37.3
>
> Under 4 inch lift, no tilt test/susp inspection needed. Total lift
> includes lift from tires, suspension, and body lift combined.
>
> 1. Steering ratio must be stock and total steering must be within 1/2 a
> turn of original specs
>
> 2. Headlights between 22" and 54"
> (spec says all lighting equip shall meet the Society of Automotive
> Engineers. Not sure if you can use Headlights in bumper, or something
> like that)
>
> 3. Taillights between 15" and 72"
>
> 4. Offroad lights must be covered on road.
>
> 5. Lisc plate must be 12"-48" off ground
>
> 6. Brake lines must be protected from heat, vibration, schafing, ect..
> and must be protected from being ripped off truck (SS bake lines are
> illegal, even if DOT approved).
>
> 7. Bumpers must be 16" or higher (unless lower from the factory,
> ie; sports cars) and extend the full width of vehcile.
>
> (NJ has reserved judgment on bumper heights and widths until American
> Association of Motor Vehcile Administrators, Model bumper height
> regulation is finshed being revised. Original proposal had bumper
> heights of 24" or factory, whichever was lower. I expect this bumper
> height part will find it's way into the law real soon, as this part of
> it is the "saftey monitors" biggest gripe).
>
> 8. Max tire dia will be 38" (actual measurment at manufacter's pressure
> rating) or 6 in bigger than stock, which ever is less. (35's, possibly
> 36's are the biggest for bronco's)
>
> 9. All tirs must be the same size. Front tires must be 60% tread width
> of rear tires. (contradictory, no???)
>
> 10. Front fenders must cover tread. Rear flaps must be in accordance
> with SAE standard J682. ( I think this means 15 degrees up from back of
> tire must be covered by mud flap).
>
> 11. Exposed fuel tanks must be encased.
>
> 12. Exposed exhaust systems components and any moving parts must be
> sheilded.
>
> 13. Ballast must be securley fastened.
>
> 14. Releasing steering wheel in a sharp turn must sahll result in an
> increase radius turn.
>
> 15. spacers to increase track width are prohibited.
>
> 16. Max lift heights
>
> GVWR -4500 lbs 7" over orig veh height. (measured at bottom of door to
> ground, supposedly, 20 or 22 inches was stock on 78 bronco, inspection
> station not sure of ruling yet) .
>
> GVWR 4500-7500 9" over orig veh height.
> GVWR 7500-10000 11" over orig veh height.
>
> 17. No blocks in front suspension
>
>
> As I have previously stated, NJ wanted plus or minus an inch. This is
> what they settled on so they would not get an uproar. Eventually, my
> guess is, you will see NO lifts in NJ if YOU!! don't start contacting
> your legislators. I'm not talking calling or writing. I mean go talk to
> the guy/gal. Interupt their busy day ;-). Ask them what they are doing
> to repeal this. Information for this rule was gathered from the State of
> Virginia and the NHTSA, but neither has proposed the strict new lift
> laws that NJ has adopted.

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Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 05:13:00 -0400
From: "Norman Maranda"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Rough Idling F150

HI, ALL
My 1994 Ford F150 4X4 with a 5.0 Liter Engine is idling rough. I changed my
plugs and wires and it seemed to help alittle but it is still running rough.
I
read that you guys reccomend changing the TPS; How would I do that and how
much is one of thoes sensors go for??? Also My Temperature Gauge is reading
low
would this have an impact on the rough idling? How would I change a
temperature
sensor and how much would it cost??? Thank in advance


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