80-96-list-digest Saturday, December 19 1998 Volume 02 : Number 420



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
Re: FTE 80-96 - dealers
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
RE: FTE 80-96 - Cab Wiring Information for all Vehicles
Re: FTE 80-96 - Cab Wiring Information for all Vehicles
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
FTE 80-96 -urls for Ford and other sites
RE: FTE 80-96 -urls for Ford and other sites
FTE 80-96 - Tire siping - after use
Re: FTE 80-96 - dealer(dumb??)
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
FTE 80-96 - Who knows a GOOD Houston area shop for my 92 F-150 5.0???
Re: FTE 80-96 - Who knows a GOOD Houston area shop for my 92 F-150 5.0???
FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: Light Stumble
FTE 80-96 - Re: Fuel Tank Switch
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Fuel Tank Switch
RE: FTE 80-96 - is ALDATA any good?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
FTE 80-96 - '95 4x4 front end
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
FTE 80-96 - Airbag light blinks intermittently

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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 05:46:01 -0600
From: David Cole
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble

At 05:08 AM 12/18/98 -0800, you wrote:
>I worked at Pep Boys and we always had people coming in not wanting to spend
>money so they would opt for the cheap wires. Some came back complaining.
>They were given refunds. All I can say is if you are gonna be cheap; don't
>complain if they don't live up to your expectations. (You wouldn't buy a
>Neon and expect to out run a Z28)

No, I wouldn't expect them to be perfect. I would expect them to at least
last a little while.

Scenario:

Due to work, it's a Sunday when you need to do a tune up. You go to Auto
Zone (or other chain). You tell them you need plug wire wires among other
things (everything for a complete tuneup). They ask if you want the 1 yr
warranty wires or the lifetime wires. You tell them to give you the best
wires they have, the lifetime warranty ones. You ask them if they are any
good, any customer complaints, etc. They say no, they are very good wires.
You say ok, take home and install.

>From the above scenario I expect this. While I don't believe for a second
that these wires will last for a lifetime, I do expect that they will work
on the intended vehicle and that they will last longer than 4K miles!

Later,

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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 06:58:31 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - dealers

Scottie,
On the trade in value of your dad's truck, I only have this to say. Bob is
right about the salesman. He is going to make his money no matter what the
true value of the truck is. I will say this though. When making a deal with a
salesman, especially car salesman, haggle him down to the lowest price you can
get WITHOUT telling him you have a trade-in. Make sure you have all of the
deal set in stone, or on paper, then break it to him that you have a trade-in.
That way the trade in value comes off of the BOTTOM line. Most dealerships
will put your trade in on the top line of the deal then bury it with other
charges and such so that it doesn't affect the deal at all. I have several
friends who are auction dealers. They buy cars and trucks all day at 1/4 to
1/2 of the price on the sticker and then jack it up double to make their
money. Don't get me wrong, I believe they should get paid but not 2 to 3 times
the total value of the vehicle.
Hope you get the truck,
Wayne Foy
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 07:26:11 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble

Matt,
Just for the sake of a dig, they DO make a Neon that will outrun a Z28. I
believe its an R Code. It can be ordered straight from the factory ready to
bolt in a cage and go racing. Little pieces of junk can fly.
Wayne Foy
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 08:56:33 -0500
From: Pete Serrino
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble

Matt,
The point of my post was to point out in my experience Ford EFI 302
motors require wires with a lower than typical resistance. Cheap was in
quotes because in fact they didn't cost any less than the genuine Ford
wires I got for my '92. $10 wires with 3k nominal impedence would work
just fine. If you are shopping for wires take an ohmmeter with you.

Pete Serrino

Matt and Deidre wrote:
>
> I worked at Pep Boys and we always had people coming in not wanting to spend
> money so they would opt for the cheap wires. Some came back complaining.
> They were given refunds. All I can say is if you are gonna be cheap; don't
> complain if they don't live up to your expectations.

>> I suspect "cheap" wires would be OK if they checked out below 5k when cold.
>>
>> Pete Serrino
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 09:30:41 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble

At 07:26 AM 12/18/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Matt,
>Just for the sake of a dig, they DO make a Neon that will outrun a Z28. I
>believe its an R Code. It can be ordered straight from the factory ready to
>bolt in a cage and go racing. Little pieces of junk can fly.
>Wayne Foy
>'94 F150 Flareside Supercab

Was cruising the web last night looking for Ford truck sites and
found an Escort site that sells nitrous! That's what you call a
sleeper! But then again, that Escort can't pull a boat....




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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 10:34:40 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble

Ken wrote:


Was cruising the web last night looking for Ford truck sites and
found an Escort site that sells nitrous! That's what you call a
sleeper! But then again, that Escort can't pull a boat....

LMAO!!! Ken I live in an area where street and local strip racing is very
common and a good place to see some of the upincoming mechanics show off what
they have built and modified. We have kids here with 14 and 13 second Acura
LEGENDS, and of course the Honda civics and Vdubs. Then of course there are
the diehard Garbage Merchandise owners and their Camaros(the ones towed in by
FORD trucks) and last but certainly not least a HUGE contingent of Mustang
racers. Let me tell you, some of these kids and their rice rockets embarrass
the heck out of these guys with the trailer cars. They can drive the car to
the strip, change their FRONT tires to slicks, kick the crap out of all the
American trailer queens, change the tires again and drive it home. I have seen
a '90-'92 escort Gt. doing front wheel burnout's and dusting stock mustang Gt.
and cobras all day long. I love American muscle, but with today's technology
and electronic tuning, our muscle cars better step up to the new age or we are
in for a big butt kicking come the new millennium! And no I don't think I want
to see an Escort trying to tow a trailer!!
IMHO,
Wayne Foy
'94 F150 Flareside Supercab
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 09:18:06 -0800
From: "John R. Jetty"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble

>Ken wrote:

And no I don't think I want
>to see an Escort trying to tow a trailer!!
>IMHO,
>Wayne Foy
>'94 F150 Flareside Supercab


I suggest staying away from Pahrump Nevada there is a VW Bug that tows a
trailer every once in a while

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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 10:29:34 -0700
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Cab Wiring Information for all Vehicles

How did you get the entire address on a single line without the mail server
inserting a return?

Scott

> here is the ENTIRE address:
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.designtech-intl.com:591/designtech/html/FMPro?-db=dti.FP3&-lay=
> Layout%20%231&-format=search.htm&-view
>
> G Hester
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 12:15:03 -0600
From: GTH
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Cab Wiring Information for all Vehicles

actually I 'copied' the URL and pasted it into the body of the message
- --- and used Netscape!

G Hester

"Giddens, Scott" wrote:
>
> How did you get the entire address on a single line without the mail server
> inserting a return?
>
> Scott
>
> > here is the ENTIRE address:
> > http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.designtech-intl.com:591/designtech/html/FMPro?-db=dti.FP3&-lay=
> > Layout%20%231&-format=search.htm&-view
> >
> > G Hester
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 13:04:50 -0800
From: "Matt and Deidre"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble

You get what you pay for!

- -----Original Message-----
From: David Cole
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, December 18, 1998 3:53 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble


>At 05:08 AM 12/18/98 -0800, you wrote:
>>I worked at Pep Boys and we always had people coming in not wanting to
spend
>>money so they would opt for the cheap wires. Some came back complaining.
>>They were given refunds. All I can say is if you are gonna be cheap;
don't
>>complain if they don't live up to your expectations. (You wouldn't buy a
>>Neon and expect to out run a Z28)
>
>No, I wouldn't expect them to be perfect. I would expect them to at least
>last a little while.
>
>Scenario:
>
>Due to work, it's a Sunday when you need to do a tune up. You go to Auto
>Zone (or other chain). You tell them you need plug wire wires among other
>things (everything for a complete tuneup). They ask if you want the 1 yr
>warranty wires or the lifetime wires. You tell them to give you the best
>wires they have, the lifetime warranty ones. You ask them if they are any
>good, any customer complaints, etc. They say no, they are very good wires.
> You say ok, take home and install.
>
>>From the above scenario I expect this. While I don't believe for a second
>that these wires will last for a lifetime, I do expect that they will work
>on the intended vehicle and that they will last longer than 4K miles!
>
>Later,
>
>David Cole
>
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 13:11:41 -0800
From: "Matt and Deidre"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble

I have a Neon and I'm part of the neon mailing list. There is no Neon that
will outrun a 300 HP Z28. I'm sorry. Maybe if you put nitrous but then
again how long can that 2.0 L handle that. P.S. I have all kinds of
performance parts on my Neon and it would barely outrun my 92 Camaro RS with
the 5.0 L but then again it only had 170 HP. The most HP I've seen out of a
Neon Is 190 HP and you have to send your engine in as a core.
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From: FLR150 aol.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, December 18, 1998 4:33 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble


>Matt,
>Just for the sake of a dig, they DO make a Neon that will outrun a Z28. I
>believe its an R Code. It can be ordered straight from the factory ready to
>bolt in a cage and go racing. Little pieces of junk can fly.
>Wayne Foy
>'94 F150 Flareside Supercab
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 12:44:08 -0700
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble

The HP is not the only consideration. A Camero weighs a lot more than a
Neon. The ratio of HP to weight determines the performance in relationship
to the acceleration.

My wife's 2.2 L Subaru Legacy Turbo puts out about 180 HP and is very light.
I can walk away from nearly all of the stock V8's with it with very little
effort and I have never really put the foot all the way to the floor. It is
the same reason a Mustang LX 5.0 L will beat a Mustang GT 5.0 L, they
basically have the same motor but the GT has nearly 300 LB of fancy body
work and suspension to slow it down.

I was once beat off the line by a Do*g* Colt turbo in my Mustang 5.0 L. I
have no idea what was in it but it had the minimum weight required to be
called a car I am sure and a turbo charged 2.3 L motor. If you want to go
fast buy a little car with the biggest turbo charged motor, but I would not
want to be in an accident with one and don't plan on having to drive it very
far or haul anything.

Scott

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt and Deidre [SMTP:mdaj hpnc.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 18, 1998 2:12 PM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
>
> I have a Neon and I'm part of the neon mailing list. There is no Neon
> that
> will outrun a 300 HP Z28. I'm sorry. Maybe if you put nitrous but then
> again how long can that 2.0 L handle that. P.S. I have all kinds of
> performance parts on my Neon and it would barely outrun my 92 Camaro RS
> with
> the 5.0 L but then again it only had 170 HP. The most HP I've seen out of
> a
> Neon Is 190 HP and you have to send your engine in as a core.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: FLR150 aol.com
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Date: Friday, December 18, 1998 4:33 AM
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
>
>
> >Matt,
> >Just for the sake of a dig, they DO make a Neon that will outrun a Z28. I
> >believe its an R Code. It can be ordered straight from the factory ready
> to
> >bolt in a cage and go racing. Little pieces of junk can fly.
> >Wayne Foy
> >'94 F150 Flareside Supercab
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 15:21:37 -0500
From: "Michael Redden"
Subject: FTE 80-96 -urls for Ford and other sites

G Hester's method is the best. Don't try to type long urls unless you want
to go nuts! Just cut and paste them into your browsers address window
or into an e-mail message.

Mike

michael redden enter.net

> I bookmarked the site so I don't have to
> type it all in again. :)

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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 13:36:05 -0700
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 -urls for Ford and other sites

Is this not obvious? Are there actually people on the list that don't
already know how to cut and paste from one window to another to avoid having
to type long url's?

Scott

> G Hester's method is the best. Don't try to type long urls unless you
> want
> to go nuts! Just cut and paste them into your browsers address window
> or into an e-mail message.
>
> Mike
>
> michael redden enter.net
>
> > I bookmarked the site so I don't have to
> > type it all in again. :)
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 12:45:18 -0800
From: Nathaniel Ingersoll
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Tire siping - after use

Alton's in Spokane siped my tires with 30k on them; about 50% remaining.
Seems to help a little, not a ton, but it was really just a stop-gap measure
while I decide to toss $650 at a new set of wheels and tires for wintertime.
The siping was $40 total; they didn't seem to care that the tires were used,
just that there was enough tread on them to be reasonable.

In case anyone cares, we still don't have enough snow here to make me buy
the tires and rims :-(
N
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 16:47:58 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - dealer(dumb??)

l dont know where you live but i got me a 1989 F250 2X4 with 83K on it clean
for only $3900 in march so to me the $4995 for a 150 is alot
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 18:55:09 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble

FLR150 aol.com wrote:
>
> Ken wrote:
>
> Was cruising the web last night looking for Ford truck sites and
> found an Escort site that sells nitrous! That's what you call a
> sleeper! But then again, that Escort can't pull a boat....
>
> LMAO!!! Ken I live in an area where street and local strip racing is very
> common and a good place to see some of the upincoming mechanics show off what
> they have built and modified. We have kids here with 14 and 13 second Acura
> LEGENDS, and of course the Honda civics and Vdubs.

For what it's worth (FWIW), those little rice burners have now broken
into the 11 second bracket! They look pretty silly w/those HUGE front
tires and having to have their bumper nearly touching the safety wall
while in the smoke box at the strip, but nonetheless, they do it.
Those drivers say you don't need cubic inches. Balogna "There is no
replacement for displacement!". I don't care how much you get out of
a 4 or 6 banger, cubes are irreplaceable. Turbos, superchargers,
nitros, whatever it is, if you do it to a V-8 you'll have more horse
than you know what to do with. Look what companies like Koenig, AMG
and Calloway can get out of European or Corvette V-8's, 600 to 1200
hps! Of course, then you have the 700+ cubic inch Top Fuel dragsters
making somewhere in the range of 3000 - 4000 horses! No wonder they
reach 0-100 in ONE second and 320 in less than 5! Whew! But 600 hp,
or 4000 hp, bet they don't pull trailer either! Or plow snow...or...

Later,
Brew
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 20:17:26 -0600
From: "Dave Harmier"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Who knows a GOOD Houston area shop for my 92 F-150 5.0???

Mine needs some work! It always starts and gets there, but mileage is down
to 10.5 or so! Upon cold start up, seconds later it's like only half the
cylinders are working. If I rev for a minute it's better. It has kinda
poor part throttle performance too...and intermittent chrck light.

I wouldn't EVEN know how to troubleshoot, so I need a GOOD shop that WON'T
rake me over the coals (bad time of year eh?)

TIA!!!

Dave H.
dharmier gte.net

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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 21:36:28 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Who knows a GOOD Houston area shop for my 92 F-150 5.0???

are you machanically inclined?? i could tell you how to check out the
computer, but hey if you cant see yourself trying, I wont even try
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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 21:11:25 -0600
From: Neal Osburn
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: Light Stumble

>I think that the electrical interference is the problem also. The high
>resistance is just proof of cheap wire. I mean, if the resistance is on the
>high said it shows that they are more than likely cheap/defective enough to
>emit more interence than normal.
>
>I tried moving them, but in my application they were already within 3" of
>the tps and the wires were only long enough (cyls 1&2) to be moved up to 5"
>away. Moving them only an additional 2" didn't help.
>
>I'm just glad the thing is fixed and you can be sure that I will stay away
>from chain store brand parts in the future.
>
>Later,
>
>David Cole
>

I'm sorry you missed my original post. Maybe it would have saved you some
frustration. Anyway, I'm not sure about the interference call. The one
plug wire that I replaced was to the cylinder farthest from the throttle
body (#8 I think). Anyway, I would bet it was just a bad wire. The common
theme seems to be auto-zone wires. That's the kind I had. Besides, I
think the TPS is just a variable resistor. If so, then they aren't usually
very sensitive to interference.

Neal

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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 23:32:05 -0200
From: John Thornton
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Fuel Tank Switch

I have a 93 and to remove the dash panel use these steps:
1) On the light switch knob turn the knob and look for the little slot.
2) Take a little screwdriver and push on metal clip while pulling ( should pull
right off)
3) Take small screwdriver and pry the small inserts toward bottom of panel off (mine
are silver in color)
4) Remove the screws (I think they are 15 or 20 torx)
5) Panel should pull off now ( rest is held on by push clips)
You should be able to get to switch now (hopefully it just needs to be clipped back
into place)
Hope those can be of help

Wrenchman
93 F150 SC 5.0
91 AERO
66 Stang

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Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 01:13:37 EST
From: CRGREENE1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Fuel Tank Switch

Thanks a lot for all of your help guys....I'll see how it goes!

C. Greene
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Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 01:08:07 -0600
From: "Chuck"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - is ALDATA any good?

I have had mine for about 1.5 years, and its good for all those
"didn't know" kind-of-things

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of PmctBaker
> Sent: Thursday, December 17, 1998 11:28
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - is ALDATA any good?
>
>
> doing some x-mas shopping.
>
> does ALDATA software get technical? or is it like
> the multi vehical
> books, that covers a decade or more, and the info is
> mostly general tech
> info?
>
> ho ho ho
>
> seacruiser mike
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Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 01:26:31 -0800
From: "Matt and Deidre"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble

My friend has the 98 Camaro with the vortec 6 cyl, and beat a Neon RT by
four car lengths. The RT is supposed to be the fastest Neon made. I
believe Dodge quite making the Neon ACR's. The ACR has the same engine as
the RT except the computer is set different. Now tell me the same Camaro
with a 350 and 300 HP wont out run it! The V8 doesnt weight that much more
than a V6.


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From: Giddens, Scott
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, December 18, 1998 11:52 AM
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble


>The HP is not the only consideration. A Camero weighs a lot more than a
>Neon. The ratio of HP to weight determines the performance in relationship
>to the acceleration.
>
>My wife's 2.2 L Subaru Legacy Turbo puts out about 180 HP and is very
light.
>I can walk away from nearly all of the stock V8's with it with very little
>effort and I have never really put the foot all the way to the floor. It is
>the same reason a Mustang LX 5.0 L will beat a Mustang GT 5.0 L, they
>basically have the same motor but the GT has nearly 300 LB of fancy body
>work and suspension to slow it down.
>
>I was once beat off the line by a Do*g* Colt turbo in my Mustang 5.0 L. I
>have no idea what was in it but it had the minimum weight required to be
>called a car I am sure and a turbo charged 2.3 L motor. If you want to go
>fast buy a little car with the biggest turbo charged motor, but I would not
>want to be in an accident with one and don't plan on having to drive it
very
>far or haul anything.
>
>Scott
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Matt and Deidre [SMTP:mdaj hpnc.com]
>> Sent: Friday, December 18, 1998 2:12 PM
>> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
>> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
>>
>> I have a Neon and I'm part of the neon mailing list. There is no Neon
>> that
>> will outrun a 300 HP Z28. I'm sorry. Maybe if you put nitrous but then
>> again how long can that 2.0 L handle that. P.S. I have all kinds
of
>> performance parts on my Neon and it would barely outrun my 92 Camaro RS
>> with
>> the 5.0 L but then again it only had 170 HP. The most HP I've seen out
of
>> a
>> Neon Is 190 HP and you have to send your engine in as a core.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: FLR150 aol.com
>> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
>> Date: Friday, December 18, 1998 4:33 AM
>> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble
>>
>>
>> >Matt,
>> >Just for the sake of a dig, they DO make a Neon that will outrun a Z28.
I
>> >believe its an R Code. It can be ordered straight from the factory ready
>> to
>> >bolt in a cage and go racing. Little pieces of junk can fly.
>> >Wayne Foy
>> >'94 F150 Flareside Supercab
>> >http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/flr150/auto/index.htm
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Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 01:43:24 -0600
From: lowland stewstras.net (Stillwell Randy)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - '95 4x4 front end

Hi all,

I have a '95 F150 4x4 that developed a fairly strong pull to the right
about 4 months ago. The right front tire had excessive wear on the
outside edge. Found the r.s. radius arm bushing was bad (converter heat
damage) and I replaced it. At that time, I checked the left side radius
arm by removing the nut and rear bushing and it looked OK so I didn't
replace it. Steering seemed to track straight again. After buying new
tires a few days ago the first thing I noticed was that the truck now
pulls to the left. Wheel bearings are properly adjusted and brakes
don't drag. Steering linkage is in good shape.

Should both side's radius bushings have been replaced at the same time
even though the left side had very little wear? Or... any other ideas?

Thanks,
Randy



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Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 03:57:57 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Cured: light throttle stumble

OK. Matt I'll make you a deal. If I can find the mag I'll even buy you a copy
and mail it to you. It was Super Street magazine, cant remember what issue.
But anyway, the article was concerning the Mitsubishi/ Dodge 4 cylinders and
the drag races they had (Diamond Star Nationals). The part I was concerned
with was the sidebar article comparing a modified Z28 to a modified Eclipse
and Neon. The guy with the Camaro spent almost 9k to get his car running
consistent 11's. The two 4 bangers didn't even have that much in their cars
together and were running that. My only point was to say that though I love
American muscle, a professionally tuned 4 cylinder with ANY kind of power
adder can smoke the boots of a V8 any day and still get 24-32 mpg. I will try
to find that article and mail you a copy of it. I go to the street races every
Friday and Saturday night. If you ever get to Atlanta, look me up. I'll take
you down there so you can see what the little NOPI cars do to the BIG BAD
V8's.
I didn't mean to start a war..just trying to make a point.
Wayne Foy
'94 F150 Flareside Supercab
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/auto/index.htm
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