80-96-list-digest Friday, January 15 1999 Volume 03 : Number 010



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96FTE- Which Trans?
Re: FTE 80-96 - My 92 F-150 again...intermittent pinging...
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96FTE- Which Trans?
FTE 80-96 - Leaky C6
FTE 80-96 - E4OD cost
Re: FTE 80-96 - 83 Ford fixed
Re: FTE 80-96 - E4OD
FTE 80-96 - Torque Converter
Re: FTE 80-96 - Torque Converter
Re: FTE 80-96 - E4OD cost
FTE 80-96 - Cold wether
Re: FTE 80-96 - Cold wether
Re: FTE 80-96 - Torque Converter
Re: FTE 80-96 - Cold wether
FTE 80-96 - re: Big Bronco list
Re: FTE 80-96 - Cold wether
Re: FTE 80-96 - Gas gauge problems
Re: FTE 80-96 - Torque Converter
FTE 80-96 - RE: E4OD
Re: FTE 80-96 - Torque Converter
Re: FTE 80-96 - Torque Converter
Re: FTE 80-96 - Horsepower rating
FTE 80-96 - RE: E4OD Rebuild price...
Re: FTE 80-96 - Ref: Owners Manual
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1991 shop manual
Re: FTE 80-96 - Horsepower rating
FTE 80-96 - Cam Selection
Re: FTE 80-96 - Cold wether
Re: FTE 80-96 - Cam Selection
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96FTE- Which Trans?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Cam Selection
FTE 80-96 - rocker arm torque
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96FTE- Which Trans?
FTE 80-96 - What can be done on a 2.3L
Re: FTE 80-96 - Horsepower rating
Re: FTE 80-96 - Leaky C6

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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 05:25:02 -0800 (PST)
From: rokkinhorse webtv.net
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96FTE- Which Trans?

Howdy All, I have a chance to buy an 89 Aerostar van with around 150K
miles on it.It has the 3.0 V6 and an auto trans with overdrive.I can buy
this cargo van for under $1000,so I'm going to get it.Question is which
trans should this be,an AOD, or an AODE? Could somebody clue me as to
potential weaknesses in the trans and maybe what thgeir experiences with
this trans is? Its' main function in life will be the wifes' commuting
vehicle,grocery getter,etc.She's rackin up more miles than I want on my
Bronco with her daily run to work and back.Besides that,my son will be
getting his drivers' permit soon,and this would be a better "bumper
car":-) Is this an ABS equipped rig? I know the 92 Aerostar I drove for
years was....TIA!!!

Randy Goolsby,LaCenter,WA.94 Bronco EB 85 F-250 4X4"the Second
Amendment guarantees all the others"
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 09:04:27 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - My 92 F-150 again...intermittent pinging...

Dave Harmier wrote:

> It pings occasionally, and also seems to maybe miss, (loaded acceleration
> seems jerky at times)
> My service writer at McCree is on vacation, but Bob talked to a tech, and
> said (about ping) probably plug wire "cross talk".
> My wires are Lifetime Autozone (which on the Dodge Newsgroup got Crapped
> on!)
>
> Could they be causing both symptoms?

Dave,
Yes, if certain brands of wires are too close to each other then
you will get the crossfire. The ACCEL brand I have been told by
other owners has solved they're problems. I think they run between
$30-$40 a set. Those will be my next set of wires when I replace
them. What I would do is go back to AutoZone tell them to take
they're cheapass wires back and order you some ACCELs.
AutoZone has started selling they're stuff but you will probably
have to have them order it. AutoZone FINALLY starting to deal
with some good name brand manufaturers, but the downside is
they are a lot of times never in stock of what you want. NAPA
might even have them in stock. Give'em a call as well and see
what they carry.
Well thats my $0.05 worth of impeachment fund.:-)

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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, 14 Jan 1999 09:15:10 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96FTE- Which Trans?

rokkinhorse webtv.net wrote:

> Howdy All, I have a chance to buy an 89 Aerostar van with around 150K
> miles on it.It has the 3.0 V6 and an auto trans with overdrive.I can buy
> this cargo van for under $1000,so I'm going to get it.Question is which
> trans should this be,an AOD, or an AODE? Could somebody clue me as to
> potential weaknesses in the trans and maybe what thgeir experiences with
> this trans is? Its' main function in life will be the wifes' commuting
> vehicle,grocery getter,etc.She's rackin up more miles than I want on my
> Bronco with her daily run to work and back.Besides that,my son will be
> getting his drivers' permit soon,and this would be a better "bumper
> car":-)

Maybe so, but will not put as good a lick on a Mazda as theBronco will. :-)
Sorry Randy I'm no help. Hey have you recieved
any email from the Bronco club since yesterday ?

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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, 14 Jan 1999 10:33:01 -0500
From: Andre Roy
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Leaky C6

Hi All

The C6 (at least I think it's a C6) in my 81 F150, 300 CID is leaking
right around the shift shaft. You know, the shaft that the linkage
attaches to to tell the transmission to go into Park, Neutral, Drive,
"R" for race ;-) etc.

I'm guessing it's just a O-ring or something similar sealing it. Is this
an easy fix or should I just keep dumping transmission fluid into it
every now and then. Well, I _am_ going to keep dumpung T-fluid in for
now, expected high of -25C, I ain't crawling under the truck to fix it.
:-/

It's been doing it for a while, a long while according to my
father-in-law who gave me the truck, and it's still working, so it's not
a life-or-death kind of thing. Just curious as to what I might have in
store for me when (if?) it finally warms up.

TIA

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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 10:36:00 -0500
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - E4OD cost

Dana Bartholomew writes: >>
:Has anyone had an E4OD tranny rebuilt? If so, what was the cost? I'm
:bringing my 1993 F350 in to have a diagnostic run on it and out of
:curiosity I asked what the cost was on a rebuild. To my surprise it was
:between $1800 and $2000. I called a couple of shops and got about the
:same quote. I just had a C-6 rebuilt for my '77 and it only cost me
:$350. Is this the going rate for an E4OD?

Never been in one of the new E4OD's but I would guess that the complete
o'haul kit cost less than $100. (MOPAR tranny/OD kits cost less than
$50.) Why don't you call TransMart 800 633-3340 and price one(clutches,
seals, gaskets, bushings (if required) and filter. Won't cost you anything
to call. Then you can go back to your shop man and ask why the E4OD is so
much more expensive to o'haul labor wise than the C6. You can also quickly
figure out just how much they are making off folks that are at their mercy.

I've been o'hauling my own trannys since the 50's. They aren't really that
tough.

Transmart is the cheapest place I've ever found and they will open you an
account over the phone with a credit card and ship to your door. They
handle nothing but driveline parts from the engine to the rear end and rack
and pinions. No engine parts. You and a good wrenching friend could
probably o'haul it in a long weekend. A week at the most in your evenings
and the weekend.

Good luck.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.




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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 09:49:51 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 83 Ford fixed

Casey Vandor wrote:

> Well I bit the bullet and went to Ford for a starter. It is not a Ford
> made starter, but Seekins (the shop that sold it to me) warrants it the
> same as their starters. They call it a super reduction starter and
> along with it I bought a new 900 cca battery and the truck runs for now.
> (knock on wood)

Casey,
Very glad to hear you have found what appears to be the problem. :-)

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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, 14 Jan 1999 11:04:06 EST
From: WoodStck45 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E4OD

Dana,

Is that E40D tranny behind a 351, 460, Diesel? If behind a diesel: turbo,
non-turbo, powerstroke? In my opinion if that tranny is behind any gas motor
it should never give you any problems. I have a 1991 F-250, 460, E40D, 3:55
gears and 93,000 miles on it. This truck has been pulled hard its entire life
and i have never had a tranny problem.

Now on the other hand, if your E40D is behind a non-turbo diesel, it will
probably rip out on you when your truck gets over 100,000 on it. If it is
behind a turbo diesel
75,000 miles. Now if its behind a powerstroke that damn thing could go out
the day you buy it. Everone i have talked to with a diesel pick-up that has
an automatic in it has replaced their E40D. It usually costs between $1800
and $2000 if you go to a ford authorized garage. Now my dad had his done for
$1400 and he went to a non-ford authorized garage in Marine, IL. They do just
as good as job and give you a hell of alot better warranty.

Paul
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 10:18:57 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Torque Converter

Guys,
What makes a torque converter bad ? If you look at it,
what physical signs should be evident of a bad one ?

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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, 14 Jan 1999 11:38:54 -0500
From: Andre Roy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Torque Converter

Rick Wojciechowski wrote:
>
> Guys,
> What makes a torque converter bad ?
>
Depend on the other torque convertes that it hangs around with. bad
influence and peer pressure, y'know.

> If you look at it,
> what physical signs should be evident of a bad one ?
>
There's not a heck of a lot to go bad in a TC. If it's a non-lockup, the
only thing that can go bad are the seals around the input/output shafts.
That's it. They'll start leaking. On a lockup you have the seals and
the clutches and clutch actuators.

Of course, if the thing grenaded all over the floorpan and the street,
then that's a pretty good sign that there may be a problem.
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 11:41:14 -0500
From: Andre Roy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E4OD cost

am14 daimlerchrysler.com wrote:
>
> Never been in one of the new E4OD's but I would guess that the complete
> o'haul kit cost less than $100. (MOPAR tranny/OD kits cost less than
> $50.) Why don't you call TransMart 800 633-3340 and price one(clutches,
> seals, gaskets, bushings (if required) and filter.
>
FYI: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.transmart.com

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Andre
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 11:39:00 EST
From: AeroAce13 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Cold wether

I hope someone can help me with this problem I am having in the cold
wether. I have an 85 F-150 4x4 with a 6 cyl. Whenever the temp outside drops
to below freezing the heater and turn signal will not work. but after letting
it warm up for about 5 - 7 min and shut it off and restart it the heater and
turn signal work again. this only happens in the cold and I want to know if
it is something freezing or if there is a short somewhere.

-out in the cold-
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 12:09:47 -0500
From: Andre Roy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Cold wether

AeroAce13 aol.com wrote:
>
> I hope someone can help me with this problem I am having in the cold
> wether. I have an 85 F-150 4x4 with a 6 cyl. Whenever the temp outside drops
> to below freezing the heater and turn signal will not work. but after letting
> it warm up for about 5 - 7 min and shut it off and restart it the heater and
> turn signal work again. this only happens in the cold and I want to know if
> it is something freezing or if there is a short somewhere.
>
I had a similar thing on my '81. Coming home New Years' Eve (well
oh-zero-something New Years' Day--only one beer all evening!) the
signals wouldn't work, nor would the heater fan. Didn't try the radio.
But when I was turning off the ignition, I was moving kinnd of slow and
as it was being turned off, the fan fired up. Seems there is a
'position' between "Run" and "Start" where the accessories are turned
off, but the starter is not engaged. Makes sense in a way, you want all
the accessories off when you're starting to ease the drain on the
battery, especially in marginal situations.

So, instead of just releasing the key after the engine catches, turn it
back a bit. This only happens on my truck when it's cold out, it seems
the linkages and stuff in the key and ingition mechanisms get a mite
stiff when it's cold. I know I'd be pretty stiff too, if I were left
outside all night with nothing but an extension cord to keep me warm.
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 12:06:20 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Torque Converter

Rick,
There a usually no external signs of a TC going bad cause the clutch packs and
all are inside. I know when the one on my AODE went the tech drained the fluid
out of the TC and then he shook it around. You could hear the clutch material
that had broken apart rolling around inside. That would be a pretty good sign
I think.
Later,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside Supercab
Wayne's Flareside Page

In a message dated 1/14/99 11:59:44 AM Eastern Standard Time,
wojciecr nichols.com writes:


What makes a torque converter bad? If you look at it,
what physical signs should be evident of a bad one ?
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 12:02:24 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Cold wether

It sounds like to me that a fusible link is freezing up and causing that
problem.
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside Supercab
Wayne's Flareside Page


In a message dated 1/14/99 11:54:18 AM Eastern Standard Time,
AeroAce13 aol.com writes:


weather. I have an 85 F-150 4x4 with a 6 cyl. Whenever the temp outside
drops
to below freezing the heater and turn signal will not work. But after letting
it warm up for about 5 - 7 min and shut it off and restart it the heater and
turn signal work again. this only happens in the cold and I want to know if
it is something freezing or if there is a short somewhere.

-out in the cold- >>
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 09:34:11 -0800
From: Chris Bradley
Subject: FTE 80-96 - re: Big Bronco list

Hey Rick,
Just checking my mail, and nothing from the Big Bronco list. I guess the
server is down..........again.


- --
Chris B
'85 XLT



Rick Wojciechowski wrote:

>
> Sorry Randy I'm no help. Hey have you recieved
> any email from the Bronco club since yesterday ?
>
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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, 14 Jan 1999 11:44:15 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Cold wether

Andre Roy wrote:

> oh-zero-something New Years' Day--only one beer all evening!) the
>

Andre, Actually I think the above was the real problem............Enough
of them and you don't notice any problems..........LOL :-)
Oh thanx for the torque converter info.


> So, instead of just releasing the key after the engine catches, turn it
> back a bit. This only happens on my truck when it's cold out, it seems
> the linkages and stuff in the key and ingition mechanisms get a mite

Don't know if this is the root of the problem, but just to let you know
my Dad has to do this on his '81 Bronco.

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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, 14 Jan 1999 12:27:57 EST
From: JSC721 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Gas gauge problems

Hello,
I dont know why the gauge got pinned full scale, but the gauge that drops to
empty is because the float gets porous, fills up with fuel, and eventually
drops. I have the same problem with my 89 e-250 van. I am in the process of
dropping that tank and fixing it. I will let you know how I made out with it.
Good luck.

Joe
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 11:50:13 -0600
From: "Rick Wojciechowski"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Torque Converter

FLR150 aol.com wrote:

> Rick,
> There a usually no external signs of a TC going bad cause the clutch packs and
> all are inside. I know when the one on my AODE went the tech drained the fluid
> out of the TC and then he shook it around. You could hear the clutch material
> that had broken apart rolling around inside. That would be a pretty good sign

So's what your saying is the clutch packs are supposed to be weldedto inside of
the T.C. ? So the only way it can be fixed is only by buying
a new one ? How much do they usually cost ? I am trying to learn about
auto trannies. So bare with me. :-)
Oh Wayne, awesome pictures dude. Twenty-two hours. Man ya'll were
hauling a^s. You hardly had time for a miller. :-)

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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, 14 Jan 1999 11:45:18 -0600
From: "David Anderson (EUS)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: E4OD

>The truck has 93k on it and I don't know if the tranny has ever been
touched. I am bringing it in because it goes into lock-up right after
shifting into second. One shop said that that was normal and another
said it was a potential problem.

My '90 F150 locks up three times; after second, third and forth. Before a
full fluid change the lockups were harsh and really bugged me. Now they are
so smooth I don't notice. I've heard the same disagreement on normal or
not. I do know this, for the kind of prices you're sharing with us, it's
going to pass for normal on mine.
David

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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 13:13:10 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Torque Converter

No, they aren't welded. Just packed in there really tight. The fluid gives
them the lubrication the packs need to move and interlock. I don't really know
about them either, but I do know that even the trans. shop I use sends off the
convertors for rebuilds. They do the rest of the tranny. Check out:
Precision Industries Transmissions,
Art Carr Transmissions, or
Level 10 Products - Performance
Transmission .... They each have a stock replacement type convertor and
then of course the higher stall stuff.
Later,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside Supercab
Wayne's Flareside Page
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 13:17:43 -0500
From: Andre Roy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Torque Converter

Rick Wojciechowski wrote:
>
> So's what your saying is the clutch packs are supposed to be weldedto inside of
> the T.C. ? So the only way it can be fixed is only by buying
> a new one ?
>
Or cutting yours open, fixing the gizzards and welding it back closed.
Good luck on that.

> How much do they usually cost ?
>
The Mopar Mailing List was just bandying $300.00 about. But this was for
high performance/racing converters. I would think maybe half of that for
normal street or off-road use.

> hauling a^s. You hardly had time for a miller. :-)
>
Beer on the mind today, eh? ;-)
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 14:48:58 EST
From: Doom460 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Horsepower rating

Once someone answer's you, can you pass the info along. I own a '89 F-350 with
a 460. (Doom460 aol.com)
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 14:33:26 -0600
From: "Dave Harmier"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: E4OD Rebuild price...

Mine (92 F-150 S/C 5.0 E4OD) got done at 175k miles. I felt RAPED at $1710
and change! Have since heard it's a decent price compared to some.

I don't really like this tranny, but it did last 175k, and does get my
approx. 7000 pound truck around!!!

Anyone with that plug wire info???

Dave H.
dharmier gte.net
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 16:09:12 -0500
From: "Todd Rensel"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Ref: Owners Manual

Joe,

I have used Haynes for my 92' and it has been absolutely wonderful! I
picked it up at Advance Auto Parts for around 10 bucks. Hope this helps and
good luck!
Todd
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From: Brazure1 aol.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 1999 5:39 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Ref: Owners Manual


>Does anyone know a source for a good book on a 88 F250. I would like
something
>to help when I get into something with the truck.
>
>Thanks
>
>Joe leflar
>Brazure1 aol.com
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 13:39:42 -0800
From: Erston Reisch
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1991 shop manual

> Try Helm Inc. I believe I have the name right. They are the publishing source
> for FOMOCO. I ordered a shop manual and an original owners manual from them.

FYI: Helm, Inc. http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.helminc.com/

- - Erston



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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 16:16:24 -0700
From: "The Alaskans"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Horsepower rating

Yes if I can find somebody who will tell us!
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From: Doom460 aol.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, January 14, 1999 1:11 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Horsepower rating


:Once someone answer's you, can you pass the info along. I own a '89 F-350
with
:a 460. (Doom460 aol.com)
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 18:56:10 -0600
From: mentch cybrzn.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Cam Selection

I have an 86 F-250 4x4 with a 302 and AOD tranny...i am rebuilding an
engine for it and i want a cam that will give me decent low end torque
but also give some good power around 3,00-4800 rpm.....i was a second
away from ordering a motorsport F-303 cam....then i saw that trick flow
makes a cam for their twisted wedge heads. I have stock mild ported
heads. The cams specs are 221/225 deg. and .499/.510 lift for the trick
flow and 226/226 deg and .512/.512. Any opinion would be appreciated
thanks!


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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 20:07:07 EST
From: Bakend aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Cold wether

In a message dated 1/14/99 9:54:18 AM Mountain Standard Time,
AeroAce13 aol.com writes:

> Whenever the temp outside drops
> to below freezing the heater and turn signal will not work. but after
> letting
> it warm up for about 5 - 7 min and shut it off and restart it the heater
and
> turn signal work again.
I' m not sure if this will help since mine didn't affect the turn signals, but
I had the same problem with the blower. I was taking out the old blower motor
and noticed a tube (hose) that goes from the motor into the air duct was
plugged with paper. It looked like it was to recirculate warm dry air through
the motor so I cleaned it out and put it all back toghether. Haven't had any
problems since.
Maybe some help
D Baken
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 20:18:36 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Cam Selection

Do you plan on driving this truck everyday or are going to keep it for a
Saturday night special. The reason I ask this is because it will influence
your decision greatly. The F 303 will be WAY too radical for a daily driven
motor. I have the E303 with mildly ported GT40 Heads. It is almost too lopey
for a daily driver, but I like the extra power it gives me so I am able to
bear the little bit more rocking motion. But it also depends on what you have
done to your motor. Write Back and list your upgrades and your intentions
driving this truck and maybe we can help you more.
Later,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside Supercab
Wayne's Flareside Page
In a message dated 1/14/99 8:05:41 PM Eastern Standard Time, mentch cybrzn.com
writes:


engine for it and i want a cam that will give me decent low end torque
but also give some good power around 3,00-4800 rpm... >>
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 17:25:49 PST
From: "MITCH HALL"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96FTE- Which Trans?

i've had some experiance with different years of arestars. anything
prior to 91 the tranny are just plain junk ford put three different
trannies in the 91's and they found a good one that they still use. my
93 has 100k on it and still going strong ,my brother and dad had a 87
and 85 both had problems my brother has a 91 and it's got one of the bad
trannies and has had problems ever sence buying it
hope this helps



>From: rokkinhorse webtv.net
>Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 05:25:02 -0800 (PST)
>To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96FTE- Which Trans?
>Reply-To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
>
>Howdy All, I have a chance to buy an 89 Aerostar van with around 150K
>miles on it.It has the 3.0 V6 and an auto trans with overdrive.I can
buy
>this cargo van for under $1000,so I'm going to get it.Question is which
>trans should this be,an AOD, or an AODE? Could somebody clue me as to
>potential weaknesses in the trans and maybe what thgeir experiences
with
>this trans is? Its' main function in life will be the wifes' commuting
>vehicle,grocery getter,etc.She's rackin up more miles than I want on my
>Bronco with her daily run to work and back.Besides that,my son will be
>getting his drivers' permit soon,and this would be a better "bumper
>car":-) Is this an ABS equipped rig? I know the 92 Aerostar I drove for
>years was....TIA!!!
>
>Randy Goolsby,LaCenter,WA.94 Bronco EB 85 F-250 4X4"the Second
>Amendment guarantees all the others"
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.thewowfactor.com/bigbroncos/detail.cfm?detailid=47
>
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 19:23:54 -0800
From: "Dennis R. Fischer"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Cam Selection

Hola

Crane Cams (904) 258-6174 has a large selection of different cams. I'm
using their PowerMax H-260-2 in my 1986 351W. The specs are:

204 & 216 duration
112 separation
.456 & .484 lift

It is advertised as:

Smooth idle, daily usage, off road, towing, enonomy, 2200-2600 cruise RPM,
8.0 to 9.5 compression, basic RPM 1500-4500

The cam & lifters came with rocker arm spaces for non-adjustable rocker
arms, break-in lube, and moly grease.

They can be found at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cranecams.com

And no, I don't work for them. Just a happy customer

Dennis

- -----Original Message-----
From: mentch cybrzn.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, January 14, 1999 5:05 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Cam Selection


>I have an 86 F-250 4x4 with a 302 and AOD tranny...i am rebuilding an
>engine for it and i want a cam that will give me decent low end torque
>but also give some good power around 3,00-4800 rpm.....i was a second
>away from ordering a motorsport F-303 cam....then i saw that trick flow
>makes a cam for their twisted wedge heads. I have stock mild ported
>heads. The cams specs are 221/225 deg. and .499/.510 lift for the trick
>flow and 226/226 deg and .512/.512. Any opinion would be appreciated
>thanks!
>
>
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Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 00:26:28 EST
From: JSC721 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - rocker arm torque

Hey Guys,
I just replaced the head on my 89 300 6 cyl. i installed the push rods and the
rockers but how tight do I torque them down? Do I compress the spring? should
there be enough room to be able to move them back & forth? The guy at the
machine shop told me that there is no adjustment and to tighten them down. BUT
HOW MUCH?
Thanks to all that reply.

Joe
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 21:34:13 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96FTE- Which Trans?

It is neither an AOD or an AOD-E, it is an A4LD which was the four speed
automatic used in the Rangers, Bronco IIs, and Aerostars (they all share a
common platform). The A4LD is basically a scaled down (lighter duty?) AOD,
but since you are not putting big tires or a big motor on it, it should give
you good service...just keep it off those logging roads there Randy :^)

Rade
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From: rokkinhorse webtv.net
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, January 14, 1999 1:28 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96FTE- Which Trans?


Howdy All, I have a chance to buy an 89 Aerostar van with around 150K
miles on it.It has the 3.0 V6 and an auto trans with overdrive.I can buy
this cargo van for under $1000,so I'm going to get it.Question is which
trans should this be,an AOD, or an AODE? Could somebody clue me as to
potential weaknesses in the trans and maybe what thgeir experiences with
this trans is? Its' main function in life will be the wifes' commuting
vehicle,grocery getter,etc.She's rackin up more miles than I want on my
Bronco with her daily run to work and back.Besides that,my son will be
getting his drivers' permit soon,and this would be a better "bumper
car":-) Is this an ABS equipped rig? I know the 92 Aerostar I drove for
years was....TIA!!!

Randy Goolsby,LaCenter,WA.94 Bronco EB 85 F-250 4X4"the Second
Amendment guarantees all the others"
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.thewowfactor.com/bigbroncos/detail.cfm?detailid=47

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Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 01:04:41 EST
From: SpyderLv81 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - What can be done on a 2.3L

I'm in the middle of rebuilding my 4.9l. I am going with headers cam intake
and holley carb. I don't know what kind of ignition yet. The engine will be
bored .030 and decked and balanced. But my question is what can I do to my 95
ford ranger with the 2.3. I want to put a couple bucks in it for some
performance. What should I do to get some more performance out of it? It
already has a K&N. It has Factory headers also. Any ideas would be
appreciated.

Spyder
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Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 01:25:08 EST
From: WoodStck45 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Horsepower rating

If you do find someone to answer your question i'd like to know too

Paul
1991 Ford F-250: 460, E40D, 3:55, true dual exhaust
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 23:10:28 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Leaky C6

My AOD has a similar leak and according to my Haynes you ahve to take the
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