80-96-list-digest Friday, October 30 1998 Volume 02 : Number 374



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - Paint Jobs and Prices
Re: FTE 80-96 - more power
Re: FTE 80-96 - Paint Jobs and Prices
FTE 80-96 - RE: F-150 & 3 Horse Trailer
FTE 80-96 - 1994 F-150 I-6 conversion
FTE 80-96 - Brakes!!!
FTE 80-96 - Re:
FTE 80-96 - Question
Re: FTE 80-96 - more power
Re: FTE 80-96 - Brakes!!!
FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: SoCal Pickups
FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: Volunteers, an invitation......
FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: My deepest thanks
Re: FTE 80-96 - Question
Re: FTE 80-96 - Electrical Woes.......
Re: FTE 80-96 - more power
Re: FTE 80-96 - Brakes!!!
Re: FTE 80-96 - Brakes!!!
Re: FTE 80-96 - more power
FTE 80-96 - TBI

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 08:03:57 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Paint Jobs and Prices

Michael Redden wrote:

> Around here PA), I got a quote from a guy I know that has a body shop
> for around $900 with acrylic enamel. That includes taking out the minor
> dents
> and dings.

Mike,
Yes, that sounds very reasonable(almost too reasonable) but a
couple of things you need to know about and look out for.

Two things here:
1. Does it include conditioning in some way the underside of the
truck bed ? Does he take the bed off the frame to paint it ?
2. Does it include the inside of the cab ?
3. How about in the engine bay. Will he spray the underside
of the hood ?
4. What kind of guarantee you getting with this job. Its better
to pay a couple extra $100.00 now, rather than worry about
the paint within a couple of years incase he screws up and gets
some dirt or dust in the paint and then it starts to chip.
5. Have you talked with anyone that has had him paint they're
vehicle ? Were they happy with it ?

Sorry, I know I said only two things :-)

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Thanks,
Rick Wojo
'83 Fsize BRONCO,Stock I-6,"The BROWN BULL",33x12.5x15-Mud Terrains
'92 Mstng 5.0L
'95 eclipse-Wife's(For Sale)


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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 11:21:57 -0800 (PST)
From: shy anne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - more power

I'm not exactly sure. I know that it is a V8 but I know that there is
a small and a large V8. It is an F150.
*Shy*



- ---Radoje Spasojevic wrote:
>
> Which engine do you have?
>
> Rade
> -----Original Message-----
> From: shy anne
> To: ford maillist
> Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 5:03 AM
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - more power
>
>
> >I would like for my truck to have more power. I got the email about
> >replacing the manifolds, anybody have any additional suggestions?
> >
> >MORE POWER!!! (Tim The Tool Man Taylor) hehehe
> >*Shy*
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >==
> >-"God forbid I shall go to any heaven where there are no horses."
> >
> >
> >
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 16:23:32 -0500
From: "Michael Redden"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Paint Jobs and Prices

Rick:

Good points you made!!

I"m helping to remove/replace bed. If I do there's no labor charge extra
for that.
Paint for that is included.

If I decide to have the engine bay and interior painted that's about $100
extra.
Since I"m going with the same color and those spots are in good shape,
I'll probably opt out of those areas.

The guy does do restos and has been at it around here for 40 years. I've
seen alot of his work, and watched him, too. His prep and dust free
conditions
are great. His jobs hold up as good or better than new. (Loves Fords,
too)

Thanks for bringing up your concerns. They're of a great help to me and
the
others that might be considering body work. It can be a big waste of $$$
I've never had a vehicle completely painted, only parts, so I wasn't sure
what to expect. Those other times, insurance paid so I wasn't so
interested
in the bottom line!

Mike


> Michael Redden wrote:
>
>quote for around $900 with acrylic enamel.
That includes taking out the minor dents and dings.
>
> Mike,
> Yes, that sounds very reasonable(almost too reasonable) but a
> couple of things you need to know about and look out for.
>
> Two things here:
> 1. Does it include conditioning in some way the underside of the
> truck bed ? Does he take the bed off the frame to paint it ?
> 2. Does it include the inside of the cab ?
> 3. How about in the engine bay. Will he spray the underside
> of the hood ?
> 4. What kind of guarantee you getting with this job. Its better
> to pay a couple extra $100.00 now, rather than worry about
> the paint within a couple of years
> Rick Wojo

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 15:21:56 -0800
From: "Posluszny, Walt (POSL)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: F-150 & 3 Horse Trailer

[snip]
> Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 13:23:38 -0500
> From: lordjanusz juno.com (Paul M Radecki)
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: Horse Trailering
>
> Shy Anne said:
> > We have 3 horses and i was wondering if our 2
> >horse trailer with 2 of our horses in it is too much for this size
> >truck. and also if i was to get a 16' stock trailer and put all 3
> >horses in it, would that be too much? I would like to be able to take
> >all 3 horses places instead of just 2.
>
> My '94 F150 (6-cyl, extra leaf springs, 3.55 gears) will handle a
> 2-horse trailer and a truckload of gear... barely. I would not attempt
> to pull three. My concerns:[snip]
>
Physically your truck could do it but...DON'T. It was not designed
for it. I checked when I bought my 85 F-150. Ford SPECIFICALLY advises
against using the F-150 for these types of loads. They suggest a F-250HD or
350. Be Safe, not foolish.
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 21:17:23 EST
From: DHall8577 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 1994 F-150 I-6 conversion

I have a question for all the techies out there that know their FORD trucks
inside and out!!?
I have a 1994 F-150 2WD Inline 6 300ci, automatic with overdrive, which
presently has 181,000 miles on it. (still runs great!) Its getting tired and I
want to make a play toy out of it. I don't want to dump thousands of dollars
into it, but what I had in mind was .....
Dropping a 80's 302 V8 and an automatic into it. I don't have to worry about
smog checks where I live and I understand that my gauges might not work, but
theres always a Sun aftermarket set that will, My main concern is the starting
system and the supplying spark to the distributor etc etc... Has anybody out
there done this or know of someone who has? Is there any Companys who deal in
aftermarket conversions of these sorts? I really don't want to have to gut the
wire harness if I can get away with it.

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 20:28:16 -0600
From: "Brian J. Babiuk"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Brakes!!!

I own a 1995 Ford F-150XL, with a 302, and Rear wheel ABS. I have owned
the vehicle for 3 months. I have noticed that after a rain fall, or when
it is wet outside, initially my brakes seem horribly over sensitive. I
mean we are talking whiplash sensitive. It takes about a minute of
depressing the brake petal to make things right again. Is this normal? I
have never owned a Ford or a vehicle with ABS so I am not familiar whether
this is normal. Please help.

Also, I live in Winnipeg, which is notorious for cold winters. I was
thinking of investing in a "winter front" for my truck. Is there any
advantage of one style to another? I was thinking of a stainless steel
bolt on type. I have seen the padded leather or vinyl ones as well.
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 20:51:56 -0600
From: "Brian J. Babiuk"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re:

At 08:58 pm 10/27/98 -0800, you wrote:
>what is the difference between an XLT and an XL?
>also my dad has an 84 ford truck and I was wondering if I could switch
>his bench seat with the bucket seats in my 83 ford truck. The bench
>seat is a different color but i found a seat cover that I want to put
>on it. TIA.


An XLT is a "fancier" or dressier model than the XL. The XL is the base
model. The XLT is the next progression, and then the XLT Lariat.
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 21:42:32 EST
From: TMac79 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Question

Hello everybody.
I have a '92 F-150 4x4 that makes what I can best describe as a chirping
noise in the rear end when I take off from a dead stop. I've figured out that
it's not the tires chirping. Has anybody heard of this before? any
suggestions as to what it could be?
Any help would be appreciated

Thanks
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 18:57:07 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - more power

If it is a F-150 with a V-8 then it is either a 302 or a 351, either way the
modifications are going to be the same. If you are looking to do the work
yourself there are a few easy things you can do to get a little extra power.
A K&N airfilter is a good place to start out, they flow more air than the
stock filter and have the added bonus of being re-usable so you do not have
to buy a new filter for a very long time. A set of headers can also help,
they are not too difficult to install, just make sure you get ones that will
fit your truck. Even without a dual exhaust a high-flow cat and muffler can
add some more power, just do not get too big a pipe or you will lose low end
towing power. There are dozens of more mods you can do depending on how
comfortable you are disassembling your engine.

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: shy anne
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - more power


>I'm not exactly sure. I know that it is a V8 but I know that there is
>a small and a large V8. It is an F150.
>*Shy*
>
>
>
>---Radoje Spasojevic wrote:
>>
>> Which engine do you have?
>>
>> Rade
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: shy anne
>> To: ford maillist
>> Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 5:03 AM
>> Subject: FTE 80-96 - more power
>>
>>
>> >I would like for my truck to have more power. I got the email about
>> >replacing the manifolds, anybody have any additional suggestions?
>> >
>> >MORE POWER!!! (Tim The Tool Man Taylor) hehehe
>> >*Shy*
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >==
>> >-"God forbid I shall go to any heaven where there are no horses."
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >_________________________________________________________
>> >DO YOU YAHOO!?
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 18:50:27 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Brakes!!!

The problem you describe is a common problem for newer Ford trucks. The
same thing happens to my '90 Bronco on cold wet days (have alot of those
here in Washington). Apparently there was a TSB issued by Ford stating the
rear brake shoes absorbed water from the air and would grab. I have heard
of people solving the problem by getting a good set of aftermarket brake
shoes.

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: Brian J. Babiuk
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, October 30, 1998 2:25 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Brakes!!!


>I own a 1995 Ford F-150XL, with a 302, and Rear wheel ABS. I have owned
>the vehicle for 3 months. I have noticed that after a rain fall, or when
>it is wet outside, initially my brakes seem horribly over sensitive. I
>mean we are talking whiplash sensitive. It takes about a minute of
>depressing the brake petal to make things right again. Is this normal? I
>have never owned a Ford or a vehicle with ABS so I am not familiar whether
>this is normal. Please help.
>
>Also, I live in Winnipeg, which is notorious for cold winters. I was
>thinking of investing in a "winter front" for my truck. Is there any
>advantage of one style to another? I was thinking of a stainless steel
>bolt on type. I have seen the padded leather or vinyl ones as well.
>-----------------------------------------------------------
>Brian J. Babiuk 19 Arbor Grove
>bbabiuk escape.ca Winnipeg, MB
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 23:00:34 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: SoCal Pickups

Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts list members:

We have a new advertiser on our web site. Since the beginning,
our practice with web site advertisers has been to make a brief
announcement for 2 days (this is day 2 of 2). Please show your
appreciation to SoCal Pick-Ups for helping to support the web
site and the lists by checking them out (this is a temporary page
until they have their site up):

http://www.ford-trucks.com/socal.html

"SoCal Pick-Ups started over 25 years ago as the first restoration
parts business to focus soley on the 53-56 F-100's. Now, SoCal
is now under new ownership. With this new ownership there has
come a renewed emphasis in making sure SoCal is THE place to go
to get the help you need to successfully create the F-100 of
your dreams.

SoCal has made changes in all areas of their operation in order
to bring the best possible service to those rebuilding 1948-1966
F-100's. They have a new catalogue that is updated monthly with
new products, a new customer oriented computer system that keeps
track of every item ever purchased by a customer to enhance their
ability to provide personalized service, and even a few new
employees dedicated to making you successful with your truck
project."

We would like to you to let them know you heard about them via
the Ford Truck Enthusiasts group.

Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 23:04:03 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: Volunteers, an invitation......

Ladies and Gentlemen, as some of you know I started a list, called
the "Core" list, to help me in my administrative decisions toward
the Ford Truck Enthusiasts lists. I initially chose those who were
active in responding on the lists and whom I considerd my friends
which was a good way to start but more is needed. As the list
matured I realized we need more help and some of my first choices,
while good people and interested in ford trucks are either not in
a position to participate very much or don't feel qualified but
since they had no say in their selection this is not in any way to
their discredit.

What I would like to do now is invite any who feel they have time
and resources to assist in decision making, committee participation
for events planning and participation, or to hold an office in a
club (which we have already begun discussing on the core list) to
come forward privately via email to my mail box kpayne ford-trucks.com
stating your offer, including what you can participate in, what
office you may feel qualified for, email and other computer resources
you have etc. so I can compile a list of people to add to the core
list and from which committees can be formed for planning such things
as the Pigeon Forge event next May and working on the club idea etc..

We may split the core list up into committee lists to cut down on your
email traffic and these discussions don't typically generate a lot of
email so it shouldn't add too much to your mail burden in any case.

Please reply ASAP so we can develop the lists and make our selections.
This is a preliminary, group invitation and we expect more respondees
than there are jobs to fill so please do not be offended if you are
not selected. We appreciate all assistance but only need so many for
these functions so some will not be asked even though qualified. I
will be keeping the list in case more openings come up so you may be
asked at a later date and if any do not resond today but feel inclined
later to volunteer, please feel free to email me in this regard and
I will add you to my list :-)

Please remember that those responding will be expected to participate
to some extent in discussions and activities so don't apply if you
are not in a position to do this. Thank you very much for your past
support. We look forward to greater things in the future, with your
help :-)

Regards,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 23:14:44 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: My deepest thanks

I just received a gift from one of the list members. It was
through the contributions of many of the list members that
I was given this gift. These contributions were made behind
the scenes, without my knowledge, after the Pigeon Forge
Supernationals show that Ford Truck Enthusiasts participated
in.

Since I don't have the email addresses of all those involved,
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who
contributed towards this gift. It was not an insignificant
gift and I really appreciate the gesture.

Just wait till next year's Pigeon Forge show!
Regards,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com



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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 23:30:25 -0500
From: "Matt Fitzsimmons"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Question

Sounds like the rear U-joint is going.
Something you need to take of right away, total failure can really ruin your
day.

- -----Original Message-----
From: TMac79 aol.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 9:57 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Question


>Hello everybody.
> I have a '92 F-150 4x4 that makes what I can best describe as a chirping
>noise in the rear end when I take off from a dead stop. I've figured out
that
>it's not the tires chirping. Has anybody heard of this before? any
>suggestions as to what it could be?
>Any help would be appreciated
>
>Thanks
>Tom
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 22:50:38 -0800
From: MARK G CORBOY
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Electrical Woes.......

David Whipkey wrote:
>I have an interesting problem in my '89 CC Dually. The battery has
>been checked, the alternator was just replaced (to try and fix this
>problem), and to my knowledge on this year Ford the regulator is
>internal to the alternator. Whenever I have the Defroster,
>headlights and wipers going, I get about 10.5 to 11 volts output with the
>vehicle in Drive (RPMs lowered). The idle is set correctly on the Truck.
>The thing that brought this to my attention is my cell phone.

Question is it a diesel with two batteries? You will have to isolate the batteries to test them.

Here is an idea or two.

Check voltage at app. 1500 to 2000 rpm. If you have 14.5 volts dc +/- 1.5, chances are good the alternator can
keep up with your batteries needs.
Check on the battery cable end as well as the battery post.
This may sound redundant, but if the resistance between the cable end (typically made of lead) and the post
differs by more than .15 to .3 volts you either have a bad case of corrosion or the cable is no good.
Check low side (ground) on both the block or cylinder head and the battery terminal itself and the cable end.
If you check how many amps draw you have with lights on, brake lights on, a/c on, fan on, etc.
and idle speed of 650 or so most standard alternators cant keep up with that.
If you need to solve for this type of extreme use (tow truck , ambulance, field service truck etc. we can spec
a custom alternator, $400.00 to 500.00 usd. (not cheap just extreme)

>>Anyone have experience with these optima gell cells?

Yes, I have a 1994 350 diesel with red top optima batteries. Love them, no more acid problems (fumes, seeping
etc.)

Yes cost is a factor but so is dependability.
4 Wheel Wholesale has red top this month for 129.00 each.
Hope this may this helps.
Good luck

Mark.

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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 21:31:03 -0800 (PST)
From: shy anne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - more power

thanks so much. My dad will be doing the engine work. I will help
him, but only what he tells me to do. I know nothing about engines.
I'm learning though. My dad is real good with mechanical work.
Anytime something goes wrong, he fixes it. I am going to buy new
brake boosters this weekend. I'm going to help him with that. Thanks
again.




- ---Radoje Spasojevic wrote:
>
> If it is a F-150 with a V-8 then it is either a 302 or a 351, either
way the
> modifications are going to be the same. If you are looking to do
the work
> yourself there are a few easy things you can do to get a little
extra power.
> A K&N airfilter is a good place to start out, they flow more air
than the
> stock filter and have the added bonus of being re-usable so you do
not have
> to buy a new filter for a very long time. A set of headers can also
help,
> they are not too difficult to install, just make sure you get ones
that will
> fit your truck. Even without a dual exhaust a high-flow cat and
muffler can
> add some more power, just do not get too big a pipe or you will lose
low end
> towing power. There are dozens of more mods you can do depending on
how
> comfortable you are disassembling your engine.
>
> Rade
> -----Original Message-----
> From: shy anne
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 7:24 PM
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - more power
>
>
> >I'm not exactly sure. I know that it is a V8 but I know that there
is
> >a small and a large V8. It is an F150.
> >*Shy*
> >
> >
> >
> >---Radoje Spasojevic wrote:
> >>
> >> Which engine do you have?
> >>
> >> Rade
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: shy anne
> >> To: ford maillist
> >> Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 5:03 AM
> >> Subject: FTE 80-96 - more power
> >>
> >>
> >> >I would like for my truck to have more power. I got the email
about
> >> >replacing the manifolds, anybody have any additional suggestions?
> >> >
> >> >MORE POWER!!! (Tim The Tool Man Taylor) hehehe
> >> >*Shy*
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >==
> >> >-"God forbid I shall go to any heaven where there are no horses."
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 21:38:09 -0800 (PST)
From: shy anne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Brakes!!!

is this a dangerous problem? Mine does the same thing...just not
quite as bad.




- ---Radoje Spasojevic wrote:
>
> The problem you describe is a common problem for newer Ford trucks.
The
> same thing happens to my '90 Bronco on cold wet days (have alot of
those
> here in Washington). Apparently there was a TSB issued by Ford
stating the
> rear brake shoes absorbed water from the air and would grab. I have
heard
> of people solving the problem by getting a good set of aftermarket
brake
> shoes.
>
> Rade
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian J. Babiuk
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Date: Friday, October 30, 1998 2:25 AM
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - Brakes!!!
>
>
> >I own a 1995 Ford F-150XL, with a 302, and Rear wheel ABS. I have
owned
> >the vehicle for 3 months. I have noticed that after a rain fall,
or when
> >it is wet outside, initially my brakes seem horribly over
sensitive. I
> >mean we are talking whiplash sensitive. It takes about a minute of
> >depressing the brake petal to make things right again. Is this
normal? I
> >have never owned a Ford or a vehicle with ABS so I am not familiar
whether
> >this is normal. Please help.
> >
> >Also, I live in Winnipeg, which is notorious for cold winters. I was
> >thinking of investing in a "winter front" for my truck. Is there any
> >advantage of one style to another? I was thinking of a stainless
steel
> >bolt on type. I have seen the padded leather or vinyl ones as well.
> >-----------------------------------------------------------
> >Brian J. Babiuk 19 Arbor Grove
> >bbabiuk escape.ca Winnipeg, MB
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 22:08:30 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Brakes!!!

Not dangerous, just annoying. Usually it just makes you stop short when
leaving the driveway, so be careful you do not spill your coffee >8^).

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: shy anne
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, October 30, 1998 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Brakes!!!


>is this a dangerous problem? Mine does the same thing...just not
>quite as bad.
>
>
>
>
>---Radoje Spasojevic wrote:
>>
>> The problem you describe is a common problem for newer Ford trucks.
>The
>> same thing happens to my '90 Bronco on cold wet days (have alot of
>those
>> here in Washington). Apparently there was a TSB issued by Ford
>stating the
>> rear brake shoes absorbed water from the air and would grab. I have
>heard
>> of people solving the problem by getting a good set of aftermarket
>brake
>> shoes.
>>
>> Rade
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Brian J. Babiuk
>> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
>> Date: Friday, October 30, 1998 2:25 AM
>> Subject: FTE 80-96 - Brakes!!!
>>
>>
>> >I own a 1995 Ford F-150XL, with a 302, and Rear wheel ABS. I have
>owned
>> >the vehicle for 3 months. I have noticed that after a rain fall,
>or when
>> >it is wet outside, initially my brakes seem horribly over
>sensitive. I
>> >mean we are talking whiplash sensitive. It takes about a minute of
>> >depressing the brake petal to make things right again. Is this
>normal? I
>> >have never owned a Ford or a vehicle with ABS so I am not familiar
>whether
>> >this is normal. Please help.
>> >
>> >Also, I live in Winnipeg, which is notorious for cold winters. I was
>> >thinking of investing in a "winter front" for my truck. Is there any
>> >advantage of one style to another? I was thinking of a stainless
>steel
>> >bolt on type. I have seen the padded leather or vinyl ones as well.
>> >-----------------------------------------------------------
>> >Brian J. Babiuk 19 Arbor Grove
>> >bbabiuk escape.ca Winnipeg, MB
>> >http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.escape.ca/~bbabiuk/ R2G 3R3
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 22:12:17 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - more power

Hands on is the very best way to learn, so make sure your dad lets you do
most of the work (with his guidance). I always seem to learn by making
mistakes but I wouldn't advise this route unless you have extra money to
spend.

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: shy anne
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, October 30, 1998 5:33 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - more power


>thanks so much. My dad will be doing the engine work. I will help
>him, but only what he tells me to do. I know nothing about engines.
>I'm learning though. My dad is real good with mechanical work.
>Anytime something goes wrong, he fixes it. I am going to buy new
>brake boosters this weekend. I'm going to help him with that. Thanks
>again.
>
>
>
>
>---Radoje Spasojevic wrote:
>>
>> If it is a F-150 with a V-8 then it is either a 302 or a 351, either
>way the
>> modifications are going to be the same. If you are looking to do
>the work
>> yourself there are a few easy things you can do to get a little
>extra power.
>> A K&N airfilter is a good place to start out, they flow more air
>than the
>> stock filter and have the added bonus of being re-usable so you do
>not have
>> to buy a new filter for a very long time. A set of headers can also
>help,
>> they are not too difficult to install, just make sure you get ones
>that will
>> fit your truck. Even without a dual exhaust a high-flow cat and
>muffler can
>> add some more power, just do not get too big a pipe or you will lose
>low end
>> towing power. There are dozens of more mods you can do depending on
>how
>> comfortable you are disassembling your engine.
>>
>> Rade
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: shy anne
>> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
>> Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 7:24 PM
>> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - more power
>>
>>
>> >I'm not exactly sure. I know that it is a V8 but I know that there
>is
>> >a small and a large V8. It is an F150.
>> >*Shy*
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >---Radoje Spasojevic wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Which engine do you have?
>> >>
>> >> Rade
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: shy anne
>> >> To: ford maillist
>> >> Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 5:03 AM
>> >> Subject: FTE 80-96 - more power
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> >I would like for my truck to have more power. I got the email
>about
>> >> >replacing the manifolds, anybody have any additional suggestions?
>> >> >
>> >> >MORE POWER!!! (Tim The Tool Man Taylor) hehehe
>> >> >*Shy*
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
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>> >> >
>> >> >
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