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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Good Weekend
Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual Locking Hubs
Re: FTE 80-96 - 302 Stroker?
RE: FTE 80-96 - update
FTE 80-96 - Re: Good Weekend
FTE 80-96 - Transgo shift kit
Re: FTE 80-96 - lift kit
RE: FTE 80-96 - Anyone Know about 95 f-150?
FTE 80-96 - Re: light throttle stumble
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: light throttle stumble/cleaning IAC Valve
Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual Locking Hubs
FTE 80-96 - sludge under oil filler cap
FTE 80-96 - Seats
FTE 80-96 - Re: Why is my brothers GMC 350 way faster...
Re: FTE 80-96 - Seats
Re: FTE 80-96 - White smoke/antifreeze odor
Re: FTE 80-96 - sludge under oil filler cap
Re: FTE 80-96 - light throttle stumble
Re: FTE 80-96 - sludge under oil filler cap
Re: FTE 80-96 - Seats
Re: FTE 80-96 - lift kit
RE: FTE 80-96 - 300 inline six
RE: FTE 80-96 - rust-proofing
WARNING! RE: FTE 80-96 - E4OD Classaction Suit Against FORD!
Re: FTE 80-96 - Anyone Know about 95 f-150?
Re: FTE 80-96 - 302 Stroker?
FTE 80-96 - Re:light throttle stumble
FTE 80-96 - BLOWBY AND FUEL FILTER
RE: FTE 80-96 - rust-proofing
FTE 80-96 - Dirty 302 and 351
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Why is my brothers GMC 350 way faster...
Re: FTE 80-96 - lift kit
Re: FTE 80-96 - lift kit

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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 07:36:29 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Good Weekend

Gang(s),
Spent an awesome weekend up at the cabin hunting deer
and drink my favorite bevarage with my Dad. I didn't get
a deer, but had fun anyways. Dad shot one we tracked it
for a while, then the blood trail just stopped. So that one
got away. :-(

TRUCK CONTENT

Gang, while we were at the cabin me and Dad took my hubs
apart. Well it turns out the WHOLE REASON why I havn't
had 4wd for the last 8 MONTHS is because of the DAMN
HAYNES manual. On page 8-23 and 8-24 where they show
the picture of the hub and disasembly process. Well they have
the inner gear in backwards. Yes, the gear that is held in by
the screw. They show the gear with the teeth outwards, when
really the other side needs to be showing. That is to say, the
recessed side out to the hub. Anyways, once I out the gear
in correctly I now have 4wd again and no popping. See what
was happening is that with the recessed side of the gear to the
inside the hub body assenbly gears were only catching half the
teeth of the gear that is pressed in from turning the locking hubs.
So everytime I went up a hill they would pop out of the front wheel
drive under great torque. So NOW with the gear flipped around
the teeth are completely in contact with the hub body assenbly gears.
Anyways, my 4wd is back again. Just watch those Haynes manual
pictures. Like I said, an awesome weekend.
- --
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: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 08:08:24 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual Locking Hubs

Eric wrote:

> I recently replaced the auto locking hubs w/ manuals on my '94 Ranger.
>
> Will I cause any damage (aside from decreased gas mileage) if I leave the
> hubs locked for an extended period of time without the t-case/4WD being
> engaged?

Erik, No you will not hurt anything by leaving the hubs locked
in. You will only wear things out a little faster or maybe
requre a little more frequent maintenance but if you have
already been through the front end and then don't worry about it.
Yes, a lot of people up North lock they're hubs in for the
winter months. I am sure that is what you were referring too.
JUST DON"T NEVER engage the transfercase without the
hubs being locked.

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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: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 10:40:53 -0500
From: "Chris"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 302 Stroker?

I like his idea of the stroker and would also be interested in the feedback
. Someone who could give details on what would be involved in using my own
engine or acquired block for the build-up would be greatly appreciated
'88 F150
302 EFI
AOD
4x4
4" body lift
35x12.50x15
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From: Radoje Spasojevic
To: lmb ; trucks ford ;
bigbroncos moab.off -road. com
Date: Monday, November 30, 1998 1:47 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 302 Stroker?


>While reading through my SVO catalog during some "quality time" (on the
>porcalin throne) last night I was thinking that it might be a better idea
to
>get a stroker 302 when the time comes to rebuild the 302 in my Bronco
>instead of upgrading to a 351. So I wanted to throw the idea out and see
>what people thought of it.
>I know the 351 would be less hassle and the block itself is sturdier than a
>302 block, but I think the stroked 302 has some definite advantages
>--More aftermarket parts for the 302 (especially those of us with EFI)
>--If I want a beefier block I can always get a Boss 302 block from SVO with
>4 bolt mains
>--I could do it to my current 302, instead of shopping around for a 351.
>I do not need massive amounts of HP to make me happy, so I think the little
>extra I got from a stroked 302 would be enough for me. Any feed back would
>be appreciated.
>
>Rade
>Rade Spasojevic -- rspasoje gte.net
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 10:16:12 -0600
From: "Harold Day"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - update

> IF they get a F-150 what will happen to it when doing all of
> this work??
> My dad has a F-150 I6, and he loves it, but he can't see it
> doing farm
> work, especially what they are planning on doing. With your
> guys help I
> think we can convince them in getting a F-250(hopefully).
> Sorry for long message once again!!

The standard F-150 should be a good workhorse. My uncle has a farm and he
uses a standard 1/2 ton Chevy. It's a 76 model and still in good shape, uses
it every day, got a 350, with an auto trans, His son has a 86 F-150 that
gets used just as much as the Chevy. The Ford has a 351 FI, with a 5 speed
manual. He even towed a big trailer behind the truck to collect corn from
the picker. (the tractor was broken down) If it was me I would prefer the
250, but a 150 should work fine.



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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 10:44:19 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Good Weekend

Gang,
Just to narrow the below problem down for you. It is
the gear that they are showing in Fig 24.4 on page 8-24
of the Haynes manual for 1980-1996 Ford Broncos and
Pickup trucks. I did get all new front axle u-joints out if it
while trying to figure out the problem. Atleast I didn't go
as far as replacing the front driveshaft which was my next
trial and error step.


Rick Wojciechowski wrote:

> TRUCK CONTENT
>
> Gang, while we were at the cabin me and Dad took my hubs
> apart. Well it turns out the WHOLE REASON why I havn't
> had 4wd for the last 8 MONTHS is because of the DAMN
> HAYNES manual. On page 8-23 and 8-24 where they show
> the picture of the hub and disasembly process. Well they have
> the inner gear in backwards. Yes, the gear that is held in by
> the screw. They show the gear with the teeth outwards, when
> really the other side needs to be showing. That is to say, the
> recessed side out to the hub. Anyways, once I out the gear
> in correctly I now have 4wd again and no popping. See what
> was happening is that with the recessed side of the gear to the
> inside the hub body assenbly gears were only catching half the
> teeth of the gear that is pressed in from turning the locking hubs.
> So everytime I went up a hill they would pop out of the front wheel
> drive under great torque. So NOW with the gear flipped around
> the teeth are completely in contact with the hub body assenbly gears.
> Anyways, my 4wd is back again. Just watch those Haynes manual
> pictures. Like I said, an awesome weekend.



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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 12:40:15 -0500
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Transgo shift kit

Jon writes: >>Has anyone heard of the Transgo shift kit for E4OD
transmissions?
Supposedly, it improves the quality and crispness of shifts, but I was
wondering if it makes it overly harsh for general street
driving/commuting

I can't speak for the E4OD specifically, but I can speak for the M*PAR A518
and the A500. It works great and is not uncomfortable on the street. It
is fairly simple to install and comes with a video and good instructions.
I like firm shifts - not harsh - but firm. I love mine in the M*OPARS.
You can probably purchase the kit from Transmart in Florence, Al. cheaper
than you can get it from TransGo. They have a web site but I don't have
it. Their Ph # is: (800) 633-3340 and with a credit card you can open an
account. I am in no way associated with them - just a satisfied customer.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 12:53:43 EST
From: Brazure1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - lift kit

I have been given a 3" lift kit from a friend. The kit is a number of 3"
thick plastic washers that sit on the frame raising both the bed and cab. My
truck is a 88 F-250 ext cab. I would have to replace all mounting bolts of
course. Does or has anyone tried this before. I know I will have problems with
the fan shoud.

Thanks,

Joe Leflar
Brazure1 aol.com
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 11:43:36 -0700
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Anyone Know about 95 f-150?

I have the same truck. Don't know what the exact hp and torque you have
because I don't know your gearing.

Sway bars are factory standard for the front. The rear ones come with
several packages offered for that year, including the off-road, heavy duty
towing, and the handling package.

I agree you need a little more hp like I did. The cheapest way to get more
hp is to add a K&N Filter Performance Injector Kit, dual exhaust cat-back
system, and a Super Chip for the computer. That will give you about 15 to 20
hp increase. Keep the dual exhaust to 2.5" diameter or you will lose your
low end torque for towing. The muffler should be a Borla or a Flowmaster.
This will cost you about 500 bucks to do for just a little hp increase. The
noise level will rise considerably. The transmission will shift better and
not feel as rough. it seems to shift "on time" more when the hp is higher or
maybe it's the smother acceleration from the K&N FIPK. Use premium gasoline
and once in a while drop some fuel cleaner in it. Do this and you will pull
away from the GMC/Chevy 350 Vortec V8 trucks from a dead stop with little
effort. Anything you put on your truck like a topper or large tires will
slow you down.

Scott

> -----Original Message-----
> From: SpyderLv81 aol.com [SMTP:SpyderLv81 aol.com]
> Sent: Sunday, November 29, 1998 8:25 PM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - Anyone Know about 95 f-150?
>
> I just bought a 95 F-150 with the 351 in it. I was just curious if any
> one
> knows how much HP and Torque It puts out factory. This thing has what
> looks
> like factory sway-bars also. Is this standard or are they aftermarket?
> Does
> anyone have any ideas how I can get some more performance out of it
> without to
> much money.
>
> Spyder2
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 13:42:45 -0600
From: "David Anderson (EUS)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: light throttle stumble

.....>While in high gear it has a bad stumble/miss when under
>light throttle/increasing load conditions. Example: Cruising at at 55 and
>starting to go up a hill. It will stumble/miss if you just give it enough
>gas to maintain your speed up the hill. If you give it enough throttle to
>make it downshift the problem instantly goes away. .....

David,
I would be very interested in what you find out on this. My '90 I6/E4OD
does is doing the same thing at 98K miles. Like you, I feel like it's a
lean fuel condition. My observations are the same as yours with a the
addition of an off-idle hesitation. What I have checked with no success so
far; which tank is running makes no difference, new plug wires, timing, fuel
filter, EGR system OK, PVC OK, MAP sensor tests OK(frequency varies with
vacuum and runs bad totally disconnected), TPS tests OK (smooth change with
ohmmeter), cleaned Air Bypass valve. I have eased the symptoms temporarily
by disabling EGR for a little richer operation. You might be on the right
path looking at the fuel pressure regulator. Please keep up posted.

David Anderson
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Date: Thu, 01 Oct 1998 02:35:14 -0400
From: Danny Metz
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: light throttle stumble/cleaning IAC Valve

Ok, while we are on the subject, how does one clean the idle air bypass
valve, and if I decide to install a new one, what is the procedure? Is
there any adjustment involved? I had the IAC cleaned about 2 years ago,
and it cured all the rough idling on my 90 F150 with 5.0, but now with 122k
miles, it is acting up again.

Danny

At 01:42 PM 11/30/98 -0600, you wrote:
>.....>While in high gear it has a bad stumble/miss when under
>>light throttle/increasing load conditions. Example: Cruising at at 55 and
>>starting to go up a hill. It will stumble/miss if you just give it enough
>>gas to maintain your speed up the hill. If you give it enough throttle to
>>make it downshift the problem instantly goes away. .....
>
>David,
>I would be very interested in what you find out on this. My '90 I6/E4OD
>does is doing the same thing at 98K miles. Like you, I feel like it's a
>lean fuel condition. My observations are the same as yours with a the
>addition of an off-idle hesitation. What I have checked with no success so
>far; which tank is running makes no difference, new plug wires, timing, fuel
>filter, EGR system OK, PVC OK, MAP sensor tests OK(frequency varies with
>vacuum and runs bad totally disconnected), TPS tests OK (smooth change with
>ohmmeter), cleaned Air Bypass valve. I have eased the symptoms temporarily
>by disabling EGR for a little richer operation. You might be on the right
>path looking at the fuel pressure regulator. Please keep up posted.
>
>David Anderson
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 15:59:43 -0500
From: "Eric"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual Locking Hubs

Uh-oh .... too late .... I had to pull an Econoline van recently (broken
timing chain in middle of hiway) and I put the t-case in low to take
advantage of the extra torque, but left the hubs unlocked since I was on dry
asphalt .... is the only worry pushing that much torque (power) through one
axle or are there other problems that this could cause?

Thanks,

Eric S.


- -----Original Message-----
From: Rick Wojciechowski
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Monday, November 30, 1998 7:59 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual Locking Hubs


>Eric wrote:
>
>> I recently replaced the auto locking hubs w/ manuals on my '94 Ranger.
>>
>> Will I cause any damage (aside from decreased gas mileage) if I leave the
>> hubs locked for an extended period of time without the t-case/4WD being
>> engaged?
>
>Erik, No you will not hurt anything by leaving the hubs locked
>in. You will only wear things out a little faster or maybe
>requre a little more frequent maintenance but if you have
>already been through the front end and then don't worry about it.
>Yes, a lot of people up North lock they're hubs in for the
>winter months. I am sure that is what you were referring too.
>JUST DON"T NEVER engage the transfercase without the
>hubs being locked.
>
>--
>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: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 15:49:04 -0330
From: "T.Gill"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - sludge under oil filler cap

I have a 1993 f-150 4x4 I-6. I just changed the oil and noticed a one inch
layer of thick off white sludge under the oil filler cap. Is this an
indication of a problem? The old oil (approx 3 months old) looked fine to
me, there was nothing on the dipstick. Thanks.

Trevor Gill



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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 13:35:52 -0800
From: Jon Berman
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Seats

Hello,

I'm looking to replace the cloth bench seat in my 1994 F150 XL with
something nicer--maybe a 60/40 cloth split bench w/center console.

Will a 1997+ F150 seat fit into mine, or can anyone recommend an
aftermarket supplier?

Thank you,
Jon
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 19:08:53 -0500
From: Daniel Maxwell
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Why is my brothers GMC 350 way faster...

Here is my .02. I have a 91 Bronco 302, had an 88 Bronco 302, a 91 F250
351W and a 98 Tahoe (company truck, not my idea). Also had a 93 Blazer as a
co truck until 6 months ago, both had a 350. All the trucks had about the
same axle ratio, and all had auto overdrive trans. The Tahoe cannot get out
of its own way, cannot pull the generator we use, and gets around 14 to 16
MPG. This is about the same as the rest we have (17). Also, around 40K
miles, they all have lost their fuel pumps. The Blazer was faster,
accelerated faster and could pull the generator.Got replaced because of
miles (156K). The Broncos both pulled the generator, with a little
trouble, not as much as the Tahoe though, 88 got 17MPG, 91 16MPG, niether
with any real mechanical problems. The F250 was the only 2wd, got 15-16MPG,
ran better and faster than the rest, the generator was pulled with no
problems at all. The other guys aren't real happy with the new Tahoes,
although they are a lot nicer than the fleet strippers we had before (I
like my AC)


>Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 18:21:45 -0700
>From: kroger ucla.edu
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - Why is my brother's GMC 350 way faster than my F-150
302?
>
>Hi, just wonder if anybody has thoughts on this. I have an 88 F-150 4x4
>302 4-speed auto overdrive. It has new slightly oversize tires (265/75x15,
>instead of stock 235/75x15). That's 45mm (~1.75") oversize. Generally,
>I can not break my back tires loose.
>
>I spent a week with my brother, who has a 94 (I think) GMC Sierra 1500 2x4
>w/ 350 and 4-speed auto w/ overdrive. His truck is WAY quicker than
>mine, more than the extra cubic inches should account for. Moreover, it
>has throttle-body injection vs. the multi-port in my F-150. I can
>break his tires loose at will, in fact, it's almost too easy. And
>punching it into passing gear, the GMC has WAY more acceleration
>than my Ford.
>
>Both trucks have about 70K miles and are in excellent shape (at least
>I thought mine was).
>
>I know I'm probably a little heavier with the 4x4, but his has extended
>cab and a fiberglass camper shell. His tires are stock.
>
>Is my motor that much weaker than his, or might this have to do with
>my final drive ratio? I know the tires don't help. If anybody knows
>what the gear and axle ratios on either of these trucks are that would
>help.
>
>Thanks in advance for any help.
>
>Jim
>


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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 19:11:33 -0500
From: "Michael Redden"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Seats

A friend of mine, and his dad, both have '71 F-250s.
They put in new split bench/console seats in.
You can use your old tracks/brackets and mount the
new seats to them. They had to enlarge the bolt holes
on theirs. You may not even have to do that on your '94.
They got theirs from a Ford dealer for around $300.

I'm wanting to do the same for my '85.
Sure beats paying $650 to $800 for an aftermarket!
You can match your interior exactly, too.

Also, here's a site called:

"Hot Aftermarket Links"

Mike

michael redden enter.net

> I'm looking to replace the cloth bench seat in my 1994 F150 XL with
> something nicer--maybe a 60/40 cloth split bench w/center console.
>
> Will a 1997+ F150 seat fit into mine, or can anyone recommend an
> aftermarket supplier?
>
> Thank you,
> Jon

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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 19:53:25 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - White smoke/antifreeze odor

YES HEAD GASKET!!!!!!! OR WORSE CRACKED BLOCK!!!!
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 19:50:50 -0500
From: Andre Roy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - sludge under oil filler cap

"T.Gill" wrote:
>
> I have a 1993 f-150 4x4 I-6. I just changed the oil and noticed a one inch
> layer of thick off white sludge under the oil filler cap. Is this an
> indication of a problem? The old oil (approx 3 months old) looked fine to
> me, there was nothing on the dipstick. Thanks.
>
Well, I suspect that this time of year with some possible high humidity
in Newfoundland that it's just condensation. Was there any evidence of
white or water elsewhere?

Next time you notice some white gook like that, take a longish ( > 1 hr
) highway drive. My guess is it'll dissappear, b'y. :)

- --
Andre, Somewhere ...
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 19:55:01 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - light throttle stumble

hOW ABOUT A DIRTY FUEL TANK AND PICK UP IN SYSTEM I MIGHT GO FOR THE FUEL
CLEANER BEFORE I TRIED ANYTHING ELSE
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 19:59:26 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - sludge under oil filler cap

Dont worry about it just wipe it away mine does that when the weather
changes
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 20:12:31 EST
From: GLMPILOT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Seats

If you find any thing please let me know, wife wont let me put beard racing
buckets with 5 point belts
Dwayne Jackson
so.cal.dez.
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 20:06:19 EST
From: GLMPILOT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - lift kit

Please don't put that thing on a ford. Body lifts will only ruin a perfectly
good truck there are many good ways to improve your ford, just don't move your
body 3 in. off the frame your truck will be making weird noises in a months
time
Dwayne Jackson
so. Cal dez.
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 06:55:58 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - 300 inline six

I don't know about roller rocker arms.

The exhaust manifold DOES heat the base of the intake manifold when the
engine is cold. It helps improve cold-engine driveability. It is always a
good idea to check the little thermostatically controlled flapper valve in
the exhaust manifold to make sure it is free. If stuck in the HEAT (cold
engine) position it can make you engine run hotter, "ping" easier, etc.

Removing stock exhaust manifold and bolting on headers is fairly easily
done, subject to local pollution emissions laws. In addition to losing the
manifold heating, you might also lose exhaust gas source for EGR valve
and/or hole for oxygen sensor (if used on your engine). It depends on the
manufacturer.

Some subscribers to this list have also reported impressive results from
replacing the stock intake manifold (at the same time as adding headers)
with a manifold designed for a 4 barrel carb. I think you lose a lot of the
low-end torgue that this engine is known for when you do this, in exchange
for improved top-end HP. Your MPG will also probably go down with the 4
bbl, because it will be so much fun to stomp on it! 8-)


JJust4505 aol.com wrote:
"Does any one know how to install roller rocker arms on the 300 six?
And does any one know how the intake manifold an exhaust manifold works on
the 84 model 300 six cyl. like is the intake heated by exhaust or how hard
would it be to install headers."

Jim Cannon
Houston, TX

"USA Today has come out with a new survey: Apparently three out of
four people make up 75 percent of the population." --David Letterman
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 06:31:07 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - rust-proofing

Randy-

There is a paint available called POR-15 (POR = paint over rust). You can
order from 1-800-457-6715, Morristown NJ; or West Coast, 1-800-827-6715,
Sacramento, CA.; or for free shipping try 1-800-777-6715, New Castle, DE.
It is ideal for this situation because you only need to knock the heavy
rust off and then paint it on. It creates a good, solid painted surface. I
do not know how well it holds up to future exposure to salt. I will warn
you though, it is not cheap.


Randy wrote:
"Gang,
Having removed my bed this weekend ('87 F-250, 83k) I noticed a LOT of
rust on my frame and suspension, tanks, shocks (the steel boot just
flaked away with very little pressure). I'm not talking normal
surface rust, this is deep-layered flakey stuff. This is excessive
even for northern Ohio with all our salt. The truck was rustproofed
at one time. The tell-tale sign is where some of it still exists
although easily flaked off with a little pressure from the fingernail
along with all the rust behind and beside it. Alot of the rust comes
off in flakes too, I suppose that's also the rustproofing, but the
outer most layer (black) has already fallen off. Anyway it seems to
me that this rustproofing (dont' know if factory or after-market)
actually ACCELERATED the rusting process. Anyone have any experience
of know-how in such a thing?
I just got the truck ready for plowing (I'm the only one to plow w/it
last two seasons and they both SUCKED for any plowing) and will be
putting the bed back on tomorrow. I plan to do alot of work on the
truck come springtime (especially if it's a great plow season) and I'd
like to remove the bed again, cab & fenders and give the frame a good
cleaning. Anyone know of any good rust-inhibiting chemicals and/or
paints?"



Jim Cannon
Houston, TX

"USA Today has come out with a new survey: Apparently three out of
four people make up 75 percent of the population." --David Letterman
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 06:21:43 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: WARNING! RE: FTE 80-96 - E4OD Classaction Suit Against FORD!

Warning! Land Shark trolling for Class Action Lawsuit "victims" (aka
suckers) to perpetuate lawsuit abuse and drive up everyone's costs (while
fattening their wallet).

Dhawk21 aol.com wrote:
"Would like other ford owners with E4OD Transmissions to contact us:"

Jim Cannon
Houston, TX

"USA Today has come out with a new survey: Apparently three out of
four people make up 75 percent of the population." --David Letterman
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 21:15:15 -0500
From: Garr&Pam
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Anyone Know about 95 f-150?

SpyderLv81 aol.com wrote:
>
> I just bought a 95 F-150 with the 351 in it. I was just curious if any one
> knows how much HP and Torque It puts out factory. This thing has what looks
> like factory sway-bars also. Is this standard or are they aftermarket? Does
> anyone have any ideas how I can get some more performance out of it without to
> much money.
>
> Spyder2

Horsepower should be about 225 and 325 ft lbs of torque...these numbers
are higher than previous years do to mass air and being a roller motor!
To bad they did not apply this componets to my Lightning!
Chris
94 #381
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 21:21:54 -0500
From: Garr&Pam
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 302 Stroker?

Radoje Spasojevic wrote:
>
> While reading through my SVO catalog during some "quality time" (on the
> porcalin throne) last night I was thinking that it might be a better idea to
> get a stroker 302 when the time comes to rebuild the 302 in my Bronco
> instead of upgrading to a 351. So I wanted to throw the idea out and see
> what people thought of it.
> I know the 351 would be less hassle and the block itself is sturdier than a
> 302 block, but I think the stroked 302 has some definite advantages
> --More aftermarket parts for the 302 (especially those of us with EFI)
> --If I want a beefier block I can always get a Boss 302 block from SVO with
> 4 bolt mains
> --I could do it to my current 302, instead of shopping around for a 351.
> I do not need massive amounts of HP to make me happy, so I think the little
> extra I got from a stroked 302 would be enough for me. Any feed back would
> be appreciated.
>
> Rade
> Rade Spasojevic -- rspasoje gte.net

Most componets are interchangeable between the 5.0 and 5.8...how a bout
a stroke 351W...use a 400M rods. I just got done reading one of my
magazines and they did a 351 SEFI making 400Hp and 440Ft lbs of torque!
I fordet which magazine but if interested I will look for it tonight!
Chris
94 Lightning #381
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 20:46:21 -0600
From: Neal Osburn
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re:light throttle stumble

David Cole writes:
>
> While in high gear it has a bad stumble/miss when under light
throtle/increasing load conditions.
>
>

I have a '93 w/302 & AOD that experienced those EXACT symptoms. After
chasing down all the codes and testing sensors with no luck in correcting
the problem, I finally found a bad spark plug wire. Seems that it went bad
out of the blue. I hope your problem is just as simple to fix.
Neal
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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 20:01:55 -0800
From: bob chaytor
Subject: FTE 80-96 - BLOWBY AND FUEL FILTER

HI ALL
This is my first time to your list. I have two questions for you Ford
types. My truck is a 88 F150 302 EFI.
Where is my fuel filter????????? on the frame there is a unit I believe
is it but on the bottom of it which has a large black plastic cap with a
hex but it says DO NOT REMOVE. Just forward of this is the HP pump.
There is nothing else in the line. I was told once this has a life time
filter but I don't buy that.

My other problem is a bit more serious, it is excessive blow by. If it
wasn't for the drain holes in the air cleaner it would probably overflow
with the grey-yellow puss and water. Every couple days I have to remove
the pvc breather hose to shake out the sludge.
ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE APPRECIATED
BOB CHAYTOR
SOOKE BC
CANADA




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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 20:15:16 -0800
From: bob chaytor
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - rust-proofing

Anyone know of any good rust-inhibiting chemicals and/or
paints?

There is a product called CONQUEST put out by Chem Search. We use it on
the ships works great . You just have to scrape the loose rust off then
apply, it turns the rust black .It acts as a primer but give it at least
a few days to harden before applying the enamel. A quart goes a long
way.

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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 20:50:21 -0800 (PST)
From: Alex Wolfe
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Dirty 302 and 351

I was going to post this earlier, but someone beat me to it! I just
took the valve cover off the I-6 from my '84 f-150 the other day and
almost fell over! The piles of sludge in there were incredible (104k
miles). It took me 45 minutes to clean out the cover, the valve
springs did not look like springs, they were funky black cylinders...
My question was: Is this normal? Does this pose a possible hazard?
How to prevent?
I've been changing the oil every 1500 miles (I just felt guilty about
the black sludge during oil changes) and have no clue what to do...

Alex

'84 F-150 I6
'85 Thunderbird


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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 23:48:57 EST
From: Genlee97 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Why is my brothers GMC 350 way faster...

how do you get such good gas mileage? I struggle to get 15mpg out of my
Explorer in town? Any tips appreciated.(I don't have much of a leadfoot
either)
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Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 00:15:12 -0600
From: "BigRed"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - lift kit

Please don't put that thing on a ford. Body lifts will only ruin a
perfectly
good truck there are many good ways to improve your ford, just don't move
your body 3 in. off the frame your truck will be making weird noises in a
months time
>Dwayne Jackson
>so. Cal dez.


I'd have to disagree. I think they improve the looks (my personal opinion).
I've had my body lift in for a little over a year and have had no funky
noises caused by it. Maybe the fact that I had a buddy make mine out of 3"
of steel helped I don't know. Although I do know a few people that have had
to retighten the bolts in the box for some reason, nothing extremely bad
though. When I put mine in I was lucky to have acces to a hoist in a local
shop so lifting the body was easy as can be. The bottom of the fan shroud
has to be cut to fit, the transfer case shifter needs to be bent, if it's an
auto then you need to make an extension for it to reach the tranny, I'm not....


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