80-96-list-digest Monday, April 12 1999 Volume 03 : Number 102



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - Electrical Connections Near Battery
Re: FTE 80-96 - what is wheel hop?
FTE 80-96 - RE: Spark Plugs
FTE 80-96 - Gage problem
FTE 80-96 - MASS AIR CONVERSION
FTE 80-96 - Red Line Gear Oil Any Good??????
FTE 80-96 - Good Idea
Re: FTE 80-96 - Good Idea
Re: FTE 80-96 - MASS AIR CONVERSION
FTE 80-96 - Looking for a pipe bender....
Re: FTE 80-96 - Electrical Connections Near Battery
Re: FTE 80-96 - Looking for a pipe bender....
Re: FTE 80-96 - what is wheel hop?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Gage problem
FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: Web site updates
Re: FTE 80-96 - MASS AIR CONVERSION
Re: FTE 80-96 - Good Idea
Re: FTE 80-96 - Good Idea
Re: FTE 80-96 - Good Idea

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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 06:21:50 -0400
From: S Spaulding
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Electrical Connections Near Battery

It's a '91. It seems like alternator noise, with a high pitched whine.
I never bothered to track it down, because it isn't horrible, and I
don't drive it that much. I would like to fix it, though. The only
time it was unbearable was when I hooked up an active crossover (which I
would like to be able to use). You couldn't even turn it on. Any help
would be appreciated.

Steve

FLR150 aol.com wrote:
>
> In a message dated 4/10/99 3:53:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> ss80xt worldnet.att.net writes:
>
>
> problem that I never corrected, but I don't think it is the source of
> the noise.
>
> Steve >>
>
> Steve,
> What year is your truck? I know that when I ran mine, the stock ignition
> noise suppressor was a HUGE source of ignition noise. I replaced it with a
> better aftermarket unit and PRESTO no more noise.
> Just my thoughts,
> Wayne Foy
> '94 Flareside SC
> "Hazardous Material"
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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 07:02:12 -0400
From: "PmctBaker"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - what is wheel hop?

thanks Wayne,
did I mention its a 4x4? still rear axle only? its only happening on one
front wheel.
. I hear ya on the weight in the bed leveling out the truck, but,
the truck looked like it was going WAY down hill. I was and sitll am under
the belief, that the coil springs are shot, and till I get new ones this was
the best I could do.

need more info if ya got some

mike baker
1985 F-150 4x4 351 4bbl

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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 11:06:31 -0500
From: "Dave Harmier"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: Spark Plugs

I drive 3.5 miles one-way to work on city streets... Usually don't haul or
trailer anything real heavy.


Josh

Man, I have no idea what to say about spark plugs....
But 3.5 miles will destroy exhaust system, and motor oil in short order!
Your engine never gets warm!

I'd probably ride a bicycle! :-)

Dave H.
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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 14:10:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: DBblueboy webtv.net (Jerome Kelly)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Gage problem

I have a l987 F150XLT. The amp and fuel gages work fine. The oil
pressure and Temp gages don't. I put in an after market
gage for oil and temp. I wanted my factory
temp gage to work also. I changed thermostate housings. I purchased a
housing that would accomodate a heat
sensor top. It was a cast iron Chinese make. I had to take it back for
the thermostat would not seat. They tried lol.
I went down one year lower. With a little struggle with the upper
radiator hose it worked. The factory gage still does not work and I
also replaced the sensor. Seems like if the groud was bad, none of the
gages would work. Does anyone have any idea where I can start to find
the problem?




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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 16:23:33 EDT
From: OnDuty365 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - MASS AIR CONVERSION

Have a 1993 FORD BRONCO and wanted to convert to mass air. The Ford
Motorsport Company has a mass air conversion for the trucks part number
M-9000-T51. Mine is a 302 EFI, 5.0 liter, E4OD Transmission. Anyone ever use
this conversion and what was the result? Easy to install, and will this even
work? Anyone have any other companies selling mass air conversions? Please
help. The reason for the conversion is I want to buy the FORD MOTORSPOSRT
Intake, the GT40......Thanks Ken
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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 16:00:51 -0600
From: JJ/Rae
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Red Line Gear Oil Any Good??????

Anybody have any experience using Red Line Shock Proof gear oil or MTL??? I am thinking about putting ShokProof LightWeight (75W140 ) gear oil in both the 10.25 Ford Sterling with Detroit Locker and the Dana 50 in our 97 F250 Power Stroke Diesel. Plus I was thinking about trying their MTL in both the 5spd and transfer case. The truck does see quite a bit of back country travel and rugged 4x4 trails along
with freeway travel.

JJ
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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 15:08:42 PDT
From: 2insane excite.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Good Idea

Was a forward, shortened it. sorry for the wasted bandwidth but it'd be cool
if it worked.
GAS OUT
THE GREAT "GAS OUT"
It's time we did something about the price
of gasoline in America! We are all sick and
tired of high prices when there are literally
millions of gallons in storage.
Know what I found out? If there was just
ONE day when no one purchased any
gasoline, prices would drop drastically.
The so-called oil cartel has decided to
slow production by some 2 million barrels
per day to drive up the price. I have decided
to see how many Americans we can get
to NOT BUY ANY GASOLINE on one
particular day!
Let's have a GAS OUT! Do not buy any
gasoline on APRIL 30, 1999!!!!!
Buy on Thursday before, or Saturday after.
Do not buy any gasoline on FRIDAY,
APRIL 30, 1999.
Wanna help? Send this message to
everyone you know. Ask them to do the same.
All we need is a few million to participate in
order to make a difference.
Let me know how many you will send out.
We CAN make a difference.
> Thanks.




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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 18:23:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ken Woods
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Good Idea

On Sun, 11 Apr 1999 2insane excite.com wrote:

> Let's have a GAS OUT! Do not buy any gasoline on APRIL 30, 1999!!!!!
> Buy on Thursday before, or Saturday after.

HOW MUCH SENSE DOES THIS MAKE????
DO NOT DO THIS. IT'S A STUPID IDEA, AND IS QUICKLY BECOMING THE NEXT
"GOOD TIMES" VIRUS.


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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 17:32:10 -0700
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - MASS AIR CONVERSION

I just recently installed an SVO Mass-air kit in my '90 Bronco (302 - AOD).
The install was fairly easy and so far it has worked very well. If you plan
on doing any serious EFI mods then a Mass-air set-up is the way to go. I
choose the SVO kit because I am not quite sure I trust an aftermarket EFI
system as I trust one made by Ford.

Rade
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From: OnDuty365 aol.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, April 11, 1999 1:26 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - MASS AIR CONVERSION


>Have a 1993 FORD BRONCO and wanted to convert to mass air. The Ford
>Motorsport Company has a mass air conversion for the trucks part number
>M-9000-T51. Mine is a 302 EFI, 5.0 liter, E4OD Transmission. Anyone ever
use
>this conversion and what was the result? Easy to install, and will this
even
>work? Anyone have any other companies selling mass air conversions? Please
>help. The reason for the conversion is I want to buy the FORD MOTORSPOSRT
>Intake, the GT40......Thanks Ken
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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 21:09:07 EDT
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Looking for a pipe bender....

Hey guys,
I'm looking for a hydraulic pipe bender, that can bend sch.40 pipe/3"
with about a 5hp electric motor, 50 ton capacity. if anyone knows where I
could find something like this, please let me know off list.

Thanks,

Joe
Lost in Jersey
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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 23:05:14 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Electrical Connections Near Battery

In a message dated 4/11/99 6:26:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
ss80xt worldnet.att.net writes:


would be appreciated.

Steve >>
Well lets see..there are many ways you can go to eliminate the noise.
1.Upgrade your battery to frame main ground wire to the same gauge as your
Main power wire to your system...I would recommend at least a 4 gauge.
2. If you use a step down power distribution block, make sure the ground for
your amps are the same size as the size wire you stepped down to.
3. Make sure you run the power and signal wires down the opposite sides of
the vehicle, if they do have to come close or cross make sure you cross them
at a 90 degree (straight across) angle to make sure that any noise is not
staying along the signal path for very long.
4. And of course make sure that all of your connections, both signal and
power are tight and the wiring is good with no frays or gaps.
If you need anymore info let me know. I haven't put that Mobile Electronics
Certification Professional(MECP) certification to use in a while, would be
good to help solve car audio problems.
Later,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 23:06:57 EDT
From: RQTHOMSON aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Looking for a pipe bender....

Greenlee should supply something like this at your local tool or electric
supply house.
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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 23:11:27 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - what is wheel hop?

In a message dated 4/11/99 7:06:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
Pmbaker your-net.com writes:


the belief, that the coil springs are shot, and till I get new ones this was
the best I could do.

need more info if ya got some

Mike baker
1985 F-150 4x4 351 4bbl
>>
Mike,
Well go with the instincts. I would say if it is hopping at the front..change
both the springs and the shocks. If the springs are wore then the shocks have
been bearing most of the load and the valving is probably wore out. Better
safe than sorry, both can cause some serious navigation problems.
Later,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 22:08:57 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Gage problem

You never told us if guages "don't work" because they always read low or
high. I will assume low. The problem is probably a broken wires between
senders and guage units. Low probability the both temp and oil press guages
failed; too big a coincidence. IVR is good if fuel guage works. So look for
a place in the wiring harness where wires could have been pinched or cut.
Or run new wires.

At 14:10 11/04/99 -0400, you wrote:
>I have a l987 F150XLT. The amp and fuel gages work fine. The oil
>pressure and Temp gages don't. I put in an after market
>gage for oil and temp. I wanted my factory
>temp gage to work also. I changed thermostate housings. I purchased a
>housing that would accomodate a heat
>sensor top. It was a cast iron Chinese make. I had to take it back for
>the thermostat would not seat. They tried lol.
>I went down one year lower. With a little struggle with the upper
>radiator hose it worked. The factory gage still does not work and I
>also replaced the sensor. Seems like if the groud was bad, none of the
>gages would work. Does anyone have any idea where I can start to find
>the problem?
>
Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton
'63 Buick Riviera
'80 Ford F-150
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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 23:13:30 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: Web site updates

The following updates have been made to the web site:

Pictorial additions:
1956 F100, 1958 F100, 1984 E150

Links:

"The Ranger Station" added.
"Fords of the Fifties" added.

Tech Articles:
"How to convert an oil bath filter to paper element"

Having problems with the flatbed scanner so it will be about
a week before I can post photo submissions. As usual, we
stay about 1 week behind in pictorial submissions.

Ken Payne
Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 23:29:21 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - MASS AIR CONVERSION

In a message dated 4/11/99 4:27:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
OnDuty365 aol.com writes:


Motorsport Company has a mass air conversion for the trucks part number
M-9000-T51. Mine is a 302 EFI, 5.0 liter, E4OD Transmission. Anyone ever use
this conversion and what was the result? Easy to install, and will this even
work? Anyone have any other companies selling mass air conversions? Please
help. The reason for the conversion is I want to buy the FORD MOTORSPOSRT
Intake, the GT40......Thanks Ken >>


Ken,
Having been through this myself here are a couple of numbers to try
Interactive Technologies 1-800-820-1082, 770-720-1259, Fax 770-720-1249
Best Products is another company to try..i don't have their number handy.
Are you sure you have the E4OD? I thought I had that tranny also, but it
turned out to be the AODE/4R70W. Not doubting, just asking.
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC(5.0L EFI, GT40 heads, E303 cam, BBK/Edlebrock Dual 58mm
Throttle body, 4R70W tranny(Art Carr equipped)...etc,etc.)
"Hazardous Material"
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Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 01:04:20 EDT
From: CRGREENE1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Good Idea

I think this is a great idea! Count me in!!!!
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Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 01:13:46 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Good Idea

If it works, but I don't think it will, it would be a good idea. There are
many factors that determine the price of products and services. One is supply
and demand, which this would affect...but then again there are taxes, State
and Federal, local taxes and other factors. Just my 2 cents, but since you
are sending it all over to other people...don't you think that the people who
control the gas prices will see it too?
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
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Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 01:26:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ken Woods
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Good Idea

On Mon, 12 Apr 1999 FLR150 aol.com wrote:

(snip)

> Just my 2 cents, but since you are sending it all over to other
> people...don't you think that the people who control the gas prices....


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