80-96-list-digest Sunday, September 20 1998 Volume 02 : Number 322



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - 94 E350 Alignment and Ride
Re: FTE 80-96 - solenoid smokin'
FTE 80-96 - Re: Timing Chain?
FTE 80-96 - Re: hydraulic clutch conversion kit for 83 F150
FTE 80-96 - Double postings
Re: FTE 80-96 - solenoid smokin'
Re: FTE 80-96 - Double postings
Re: FTE 80-96 - Double postings

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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 1998 09:10:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: Robert Hurley
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 94 E350 Alignment and Ride

Actual quote wasFrom C3PO when worshipped by the Ewoks. Said ," It's
not in my programming to impersonate a deity." To which Han SOlo said ,
"Shut up".
Your friendly neighborhood Reference Librarian

There ya go.

Robert Hurley p001393b pb.seflin.org


On Thu, 17 Sep 1998, Radoje Spasojevic wrote:

> Dang, its been a long time since I've heard a good Star Wars quote (I know,
> it was in Return of the Jedi) used in conversation like that. :^)
>
> Rade
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Date: Friday, September 18, 1998 2:44 AM
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 94 E350 Alignment and Ride
>
>
> >Don't you love fooling your friends into thinking that!! It's NOT
> >against my programming to impersonate a diety... :)
> >I had my '87 tie rod ends go bad (both) and man I thought I was
> >driving a new truck since before it would shake the fillings out of my
> >teeth under hard braking.
> >
> >Later,
> >Randy (Brew)
> >
> >Stephen W. Hansen wrote:
> >>
> >> Just did a brake job on a econline, my friend was complaining about
> shimming
> >> when stopping. Took it out for a test drive, first thing noticed steering
> >> wheel off center, brakes felt fair. Jacked it up and discovered the tie
> rod
> >> end shot. (the ford shop missed it when he had them do a inspection on
> it)
> >> Replaced it, rebuilt the front brakes. He drove it and was impressed with
> >> the difference. I sent him to a alighnment shop, and he thinks I am the
> >> automotive repair god.
> >> I don't know what the effect of the deisel weight has on the f-end but
> get
> >> everything checked
> >> Stephen Hansen
> >> 92 F250
> >> 82 LTD II
> >> 50 F-1 (some assembly required)
> >>
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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 1998 10:35:07 -0700
From: Robert Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - solenoid smokin'

I had the same problem on mine, swapped solenoid cured it.

Bob


At 05:49 PM 9/18/98 PDT, you wrote:
>I thought I had left my headlights on at lunch today. Came out, truck
>wouldn't turn over, but it would click. I flagged a guy down, had him
>give me a jump, starts right up, but the starter is still ingaged. I
>shut off the ignition, but the dammed thing is still spinning. Words
>starting flying and I went up to yank the battery wire off and cut the
>juice. As I got to the battery, the solenoid was smokin at the negative
>side. Yanked the batt cable, the starter stopped and the fire went out.
>What is going on?!? Did the solenoid go bad and not release? All
>connections are clean, and everything was hooked up correct.
>
>Any Ideas? Info? (probably going to replace the sol. first)
>Thanks
>Casey
>
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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 1998 15:38:30 -0300
From: sbest
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Timing Chain?

>From: Robert Kennedy
>
>Even with a badly worn gear set I think you would see a discernable amount
>of play there. It may take turning the engine over by hand.
>
>As you rotate the engine note the position of the rotor, reverse direction
>and see how quickly the rotor reverses direction. You should see the
>amount of play you have in the timing set.
>
>How much play is too much...?
>Can't help you on that one, my guess is, more than one post on the
>distributor.


Bob, I have "been there done that". I must have changed timing chains on
every V8 I have ever owned, mostly after they jumped. None ever broke.
I was never able to tell "excessive play" in any. In the 1970s V8s I
would advise looking for an excuse to change the timing after 60,000 miles.
After 120,000 mile don't look for an excuse, just do it!

That seemed to be the life of them. Usually the chain wore a bit but
the nylon gear was all chewed up. Replaced them with roller chain and
never did it again.

My car has the 4.6 OHC in it and now with over 130,000 miles on it
I should be replacing those 3 foot long monsters but keep finding
excuses not to.... Not good...



Steve Best, Nova Scotia, sbest glinx.com
4 wheel drive van page: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.glinx.com/users/sbest
Tire chains, camping gear, tools,82 Bronco and some shooting stuff too.







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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 1998 15:38:27 -0300
From: sbest
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: hydraulic clutch conversion kit for 83 F150

>From: nuke
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - hydraulic clutch conversion kit for 83 F150
>
>anybody know of a hydraulic clutch kit or conversion to replace that
>mechanical monstrosity in an 83 F150 302/351 3 speed Overdrive 4x4?



As the owner of a couple hydraulic and many mechanial linkaged trucks
over the years, I say keep what you have got.

The external cylinder hydraulic clutch from a later model Ford "looks"
like it would be direct swap if you had all the pieces and it works nice
when it is working but it comes with its own problems. First of all, the
under dash mount tends to break causing the firewall to flex and you to
lose clutch travel. If either cylinder leaks it is designed to be replaced
as a $$$ complete unit. If it wasn't so much work I'd trade you for the
hydraulic clutch on my 87.



Steve Best, Nova Scotia, sbest glinx.com
4 wheel drive van page: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.glinx.com/users/sbest
Tire chains, camping gear, tools,82 Bronco and some shooting stuff too.







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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 1998 12:09:20 -0700
From: Robert Kennedy
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Double postings

I seem to be getting messages twice....
Anybody else having this problem?

Bob


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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 1998 16:21:59 +0000
From: Garr&Pam
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - solenoid smokin'

Robert Kennedy wrote:
>
> I had the same problem on mine, swapped solenoid cured it.
>
> Bob
>
> At 05:49 PM 9/18/98 PDT, you wrote:
> >I thought I had left my headlights on at lunch today. Came out, truck
> >wouldn't turn over, but it would click. I flagged a guy down, had him
> >give me a jump, starts right up, but the starter is still ingaged. I
> >shut off the ignition, but the dammed thing is still spinning. Words
> >starting flying and I went up to yank the battery wire off and cut the
> >juice. As I got to the battery, the solenoid was smokin at the negative
> >side. Yanked the batt cable, the starter stopped and the fire went out.
> >What is going on?!? Did the solenoid go bad and not release? All
> >connections are clean, and everything was hooked up correct.
> >
> >Any Ideas? Info? (probably going to replace the sol. first)
> >Thanks
> >Casey
> >
> >______________________________________________________
> > > >== FTE: Uns*bscribe and posting info www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
> >
>
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I think your starter croaked on you!
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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 1998 19:47:09 -0400
From: nuke
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Double postings

no
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Date: Sat, 19 Sep 1998 19:46:58 -0400
From: nuke
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Double postings

no
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