80-96-list-digest Friday, November 27 1998 Volume 02 : Number 398



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - XLT350, F250, & RANGER QUESTIONS
Re: FTE 80-96 - XLT350, F250, & RANGER QUESTIONS
Re: FTE 80-96 - Sunbeam Tiger
FTE 80-96 - Install CD receiver in dash of 80-86 Bronco
FTE 80-96 - locking hubs
FTE 80-96 - snow plows
FTE 80-96 - E4OD Classaction Suit Against FORD!
FTE 80-96 - Re: hp and torque rating
Re: FTE 80-96 - locking hubs
Re: FTE 80-96 - E4OD Classaction Suit Against FORD!
Re: FTE 80-96 - Install CD receiver in dash of 80-86 Bronco
FTE 80-96 - Horsepower Rating for 302
Re: FTE 80-96 - E4OD Classaction Suit Against FORD!

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Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 09:32:04 EST
From: Nelson9 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - XLT350, F250, & RANGER QUESTIONS

Hello All,
I've just signed up for this Ford digest and I've got a couple(few) of
questions I'd like to put on the table for some expert advise. First of all
I'll list my Fords: '84 Ranger 4x4 w/2.3L 4spd, '88 F250 4X4 w/5.0L 5spd, '95
XLT350 Clubwagon 7.5L Auto(7 children)....I like Fords. Okay enough about
that. I'll get right into the questions.
1. Does anyone know of a good after-market brake rotor for the XLT350? The
stock rotors have a tendency to overheat and crack...
2. My F250 throttle sticks at start up and during normal operation. Not wide
open but it doesn't decelerate when you let off the gas right away. I thought
maybe the throttle body was dirty so I put some lube(WD40) around the throttle
lever with negres. Any suggestions?
3. I recently had a major clutch problem with the F250. Took the off ramp
from a highway and went to downshift. When I pushed in the clutch, it stayed
on the floor. I stayed in 5th and nursed it to the auto-parts store and
checked the clutch reservoir. The fluid was about 1/4" from the step. I
filled it up and went home with not as drastic problems but it still wasn't
right. Could this be the slave cylinder? If so shouldn't it be loosing more
fluid?
4. This really isn't a problem but it is a nuisance. My Ranger has a squeal,
sometimes, when the clutch is released. I replaced the pilot bearing and
clutch a year ago when it was doing the same thing. Any suggestions?

Anything anyone can help out with will be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the
long list.

Jim
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Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 10:04:36 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - XLT350, F250, & RANGER QUESTIONS

i could help with the throttle stick check the tps sometimes it sticks..
also i would clean the heck outta the throttle body with throttle body cleaner
sometimes internal dirt could do that..also could the clable be dirty on the
throttle or frayed at the ends
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Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 23:30:22 -0800
From: Paul Laughlin
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Sunbeam Tiger

L WALTERS wrote:
>
> Was this car co. of English persuasion???

Yep, and there was a ford powered British built car before that. The
Allard K-2 had a Ford V-8 in it. Allard also built a model with the
Cadillac engine.
Paul in Portland OR
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Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 11:50:08 -0800
From: dhollingworth juno.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Install CD receiver in dash of 80-86 Bronco

Does anyone have any advice on how to install a newer DIN-style CD
receiver in the dash of an 80-86 Ford Bronco that was designed for the
two knob shaft style-receivers?

I have a 84 Bronco that I want to install a CD player in this weekend. I
realize that I will have to cut holes in the faceplate of the dash for it
to fit through, but I'm not sure exactly how to mount it. Are there any
installation kits out there that would help in this installation?

Thanks

Dave
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Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 15:35:20 -0900
From: "L WALTERS"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - locking hubs

Rick you didn't mention why ch*vys come with hooks on the front. Straight
from factory. F-series come with reciver hitches on the back!!
I think Japanese trucks have hooks too!!!

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Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 15:57:38 -0900
From: "L WALTERS"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - snow plows

I can't resist this issue so here is my petty point of view:
I've worked on MEYER and WESTERN plows before (there are other brands). I
feel the WESTERN is lower maint. and dealers are numerous.
As far as what p/u to use I like the idea of leaf springs as opposed to
coils, but either way It is recommended to increase the load capacity of
front springs to deal with added weight. (especially with twin I beam susp.)
The best power plant setup is (I'm being careful here) a 300/6 for torque
and reliability. however if you want HP go with a V8. Economy wise a smaller
displacement would be preferred. Auto trans (w/cooler) tends to be lower
maint. also.
I know that Broncos are better for tight areas and have more weight over
rear axle (traction).
..I hope that no toes were stepped on with this long listing!!!
Bart-AK



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Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 20:34:47 EST
From: Dhawk21 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - E4OD Classaction Suit Against FORD!

Would like other ford owners with E4OD Transmissions to contact us:
DHawk21 aol.com
If you have had transmission problems please write us and tell us your details
and how Ford Motor and Dealership treated you and your situation on your
repairs. Let us know how many transmissions you have had repaired, rebuilt or
remanufactured in your vehicle. If you know anyone that owns 1989 thru 1997
with E4OD automatic transmission who have had failures send this NOTICE to
them also. Thanks
Hawk!
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Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 17:02:33 -0900
From: "L WALTERS"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: hp and torque rating

Matt asked:
What do
ya'll think about Flowmaster mufflers?

Well I had "cat-back" duel exhaust w/Flowmasters put on last spring, and
love 'em. They sounded great with my 5.0 H.O. and now that they are
"broke-in" they're even better. However, I did notice a slight torque loss
pulling steep hills at highway speeds. (no AOD) But better off-the-line
performance, and a bit of a snap can be heard when decelerating (I love that
noise).

Humbly, Bart-AK

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Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 19:13:59 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - locking hubs

My friends Toyota has factory tow hooks on the front too, so do Jeeps for
that matter.
Hmmm...I wonder whose vehicle engineers had more faith in their design? 8^)

Rade
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From: L WALTERS
To: trucks ford
Date: Friday, November 27, 1998 12:36 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - locking hubs


>Rick you didn't mention why ch*vys come with hooks on the front. Straight
>from factory. F-series come with reciver hitches on the back!!
>I think Japanese trucks have hooks too!!!
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Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 22:35:42 EST
From: Genlee97 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E4OD Classaction Suit Against FORD!

were those trannies in Explorers?
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Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 23:01:03 -0800
From: "Matt and Deidre"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Install CD receiver in dash of 80-86 Bronco

Go to a car audio store and buy an adapter kit. For all the pieces you may
pay $15.00. You can get a wiring harness and all the brakets in a kit.
That way you dont have to cut your wires.
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From: dhollingworth juno.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, November 26, 1998 12:11 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Install CD receiver in dash of 80-86 Bronco


>Does anyone have any advice on how to install a newer DIN-style CD
>receiver in the dash of an 80-86 Ford Bronco that was designed for the
>two knob shaft style-receivers?
>
>I have a 84 Bronco that I want to install a CD player in this weekend. I
>realize that I will have to cut holes in the faceplate of the dash for it
>to fit through, but I'm not sure exactly how to mount it. Are there any
>installation kits out there that would help in this installation?
>
>Thanks
>
>Dave
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Date: Thu, 26 Nov 1998 08:01:02 -0400
From: "Bowman, John A"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Horsepower Rating for 302

I have an '83 F100 with a 302, 2bbl, 3 spd auto with 53K miles that is
bone stock and runs like a top. What would be the horsepower rating?

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Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 02:17:42 EST
From: FSTFORDS aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E4OD Classaction Suit Against FORD!

Only with the v8 I believe...
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