80-96-list-digest Sunday, December 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 407

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980-1996 Trucks and Vans
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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96-Trans ID
Re: FTE 80-96 - Inline-six
Re: FTE 80-96 - Overheat
FTE 80-96 - Re: Starting Problems
FTE 80-96 - Technical Service Bulletins
FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: New chat



Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 06:24:08 -0600
From: Joe
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96-Trans ID

Call a ford dealer with your vin number and they can tell you what tranny you have in
it ,, assuming its still the factory tranny

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Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 12:13:36 EST
From: JJust4505 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Inline-six

dear spyder

I am 17 years old and i rebuilt my 84 300 six shaved the head an block
and bord it.030 over.But i still left some stuff off,that now i wish i would
put on the big six,and the cam is the main one along with the 4-barrel and
headers. but with not knowing any one that sales parts for the six.
and i would haft to say i am sold on the six aready.so here is a place
the sales those big six parts. Clifford performance
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Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 14:07:25 -0500
From: S Spaulding
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Overheat

Your truck ise not overheating. It is doing exactly what it should be.
It should have a 192/195 nominal temperature thermostat. That means
that it starts to open at about 197. The thermostat isn't even fully
open until it hits 219, by specification. It is not unusual for the
temperature to run in the 225 range, or even a little higher, under
load and high ambient temperatures. Don't be "nervous" until you hit
235 or so.

If you have any thermostat questions, let me know.

Steve S.

Jerome Kelly wrote:
> Recently purchased a l987 F-l50SLT.
> It is a one owner with 74,000 miles.
> It has a 5.0 engine with EFI. The Oil
> and Temp. gages did not work. I put
> in a pair of expensive after market ones.
> The temp. hangs around l95 degrees. In
> park it creeps upto 2l0. It gets on my
> nerves. I dont know what the factory
> specs are supposed to be. The engine
> seems to hot. The Cat is not red. The
> water pump looks like it has been changed recently. I installed a new
> stat and cap. Nothing leaks. Does
> anyone have a clue?
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Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 11:49:53 PST
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Starting Problems

Thanks for the replies. Unfortunaetly the truck is about 75 miles from
school (I was riding my first snowmachine, lots of fun) and when we came
back it woudln't start. Me and a buddy are going out there on sunday,
adn I will try what you mentioned. He was with me when it died, and we
messed with it for a couple hours, checking voltage and such. I didn't
try moving the engine by hand, I will try pushing it and bumping the
flywheel with the clutch. As for jumping it, we tried with his bl**er,
but no luck.

Thanks, let you know what happens

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Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 17:34:13 -0800
From: Howard Webb
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Technical Service Bulletins

Anyone have any information on how to get full text Technical
Service Bullentins on the Internet or elsewhere for that matter?? I
understand they are supposed to be available to the public but have been
unable to find them at our local library or on the Internet, (at least
without a fee). Looking for TSB's for my '95 F-150 supercab. Thanks in

Howie in Vegas

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Date: Sun, 06 Dec 1998 00:53:02 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: New chat

There's a new chat server up. This is experimental and
there are no promises that we'll keep this chat server.

This chat server has the following features:

1. Lightning fast (it came with C++ source code so I
tweaked it even more)

2. Security. Requires you to register a valid email
address in order to use it (hotmail, yahoo, juno etc.
are blocked). A password is emailed to you that
you can use indefinately. Sorry about the blocked
addresses, but this is to prevent someone from
getting an email address, harassing someone on chat
and disappearing without a trace.

This server has a logging feature that will soon
be enabled. This feature allows any user to tattle
on another user for obscene language, threats, etc.
This feature immediately logs the users email address,
nickname and ip, along with the offending text and
emails it to the admin (me).

3. Stable (so far). This server uses less than 300k of
RAM. We'll find out if its as good under load. Its
been running for 8 hours in my tests without any

4. High load capability with little server resource
usage. Right now I have it set for a maximum of 50
users at once. I can turn the limit up to 5000.

5. Ability to send private messages

6. Multiple rooms (to be added)

7. Does **not** require Java. Right now only the Java
client is working. The telnet version is being tested
for those who don't have a Java capable browser.

8. Much more (I'm still learning!)

Enjoy, and please report any problems to:
webmaster ford-trucks.com

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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