80-96-list-digest Friday, April 23 1999 Volume 03 : Number 114



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Safety & Emissions
FTE 80-96 - ladder racks
FTE 80-96 - stake bed
Re: FTE 80-96 - stake bed
RE: FTE 80-96 - stake bed
FTE 80-96 - Computer Recalibration
RE: FTE 80-96 - Computer Recalibration
Re: FTE 80-96 - is this working
FTE 80-96 - New list member & a tranny problem
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear ratio
FTE 80-96 - C-6 Transmission
Re: FTE 80-96 - C-6 Transmission

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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 09:35:26 -0500
From: "Kevin Reed"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Safety & Emissions

Thanks to all the help I received on this list I actually passed emissions
and the safety check!

Thanks for the advice!



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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 07:36:48 PDT
From: "Scottie Schmidt"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ladder racks

Hi,
Would like to build father and grandfather ladder racks for their
trucks. They both need and will need them badly. Father has a 93
F-150 XL. And grandfather does not have anything yet but will most
likely getting a F-150 4x4. I am currently mainly concentraiting on
my fathers truck.
It has a 8 foot bed, and a bedliner. For now we are going to make it
out of would till we get the tools to make a nice steel one. I took
some measurements, please tell me what you think about them! If I am
correct, from the floor of the bed to about 2 inches above the cab is
4 feet. The bed is just about 6 feet wide. And from the back of the
truck to the front is 12 feet long.
If those measurements are correct I believe I will need the following
lumber for sure.
4 - four footers (for the "legs", will be going up and down in the
corners of the bed.
4 - six footers (for the top of the rack to go left to right, to put
the equipment on)
2 - twelve footers for the two sides (will attach to the 4 legs, and
will attach the 6 footers to them.)

I am still looking for better designs, and better ideas of how to make
it. If anybody has any good webpages for this kind of stuff, please
let me know ASAP!
Thanks,
Scottie Schmidt JR.



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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 07:37:12 PDT
From: "Scottie Schmidt"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - stake bed

Hi,
It has been a while since I posted so I am going to refresh you on
who I am. I am the person who asked all those questions on
snowplowing, and a farm truck! Now I will update you. My grandfather
who owns the 12 acre farm, has his car on the market for about $14000,
and is going to buy a truck when he sells his car! He is planning on
spending know more than $12500. My dad who was interested in snow
plowing, still is, but is not quite in the position to buy a truck,
but we are still keeping our eyes open for one. Now for who needs
what. My grandfather needs a good farm truck, it has to be 4x4 and
with low miles, and most likely a 150. My dad wants a 250 4x4, under
$5000.
Questions:
- How are the F350 stake beds for plowing? I am talking
about the ones with 6 wheels. Do they have such a one that is 6 wheel
drive? On the 4 wheel drive trucks, do the 4 rear tires spin, or is
it 2 in the front and 2 in the back? Basically I would like to know
the different kinds (2whl. drive, 4whl. drive etc.) and which ones can
do plowing. My dad is kind of looking at those for the bed space on
them, he will adventually be pulling trailers, and hauling steel. He
also wants to do a little plowing.
- What are your thoughts on lift kits? My dad hauls alot
of steel, will a lift kit help when hauling heavy loads? Or does it
just make it higher for the looks? Basically what effect does it have
on the suspension?
- What is the bed size for a 86-96 truck with an extended
cab? Grandfather might be onterested in one!

I hope these are not to many questions, but you guys are wonderful and
I appreciate all the info you give me!

Thanks,
Scottie Schmidt JR.



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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 11:19:42 -0400
From: Chris Hedemark
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - stake bed

Scottie Schmidt wrote:

> I hope these are not to many questions, but you guys are wonderful and
> I appreciate all the info you give me!

Scottie,

Correct me if I am wrong but didn't you ask all of these questions
before, not too long ago? If so, I know there were many answers posted
already. Why ask them again?

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That the Hedemarkers hale
Can do more than tap good ale." - Saga of Olaf Haraldson: Part II
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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 11:39:46 -0500
From: "Kevin Reed"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - stake bed

Actually, Scottie has asked these questions a few times already. They
weren't even worded differently.

Kevin Reed



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Chris Hedemark
> Sent: Thursday, April 22, 1999 10:20 AM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - stake bed
>
>
> Scottie Schmidt wrote:
>
> > I hope these are not to many questions, but you guys are wonderful and
> > I appreciate all the info you give me!
>
> Scottie,
>
> Correct me if I am wrong but didn't you ask all of these questions
> before, not too long ago? If so, I know there were many answers posted
> already. Why ask them again?
>
> --
>
> Chris Hedemark
> Work: IBM eNetwork Dispatcher
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.software.ibm.com/enetwork/dispatcher
> Personal: Yonder Way http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.yonderway.com
> "Earl Svein! thou now wilt know
> That our lads can make blood flow --
> That the Hedemarkers hale
> Can do more than tap good ale." - Saga of Olaf Haraldson: Part II
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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 10:32:34 -0700
From: "Gerald L. Hinkle Jr. CPA"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Computer Recalibration

Hello list dudes, I recently changed the original spark plugs in my truck.
Man were those plug wires hard to remove! Anyway, I found it much easier
to get at the drivers side plugs after removing the tire on that side and
working through the wheel well. I have two questions. After changing the
plugs do I need to disconnect the battery for a minute, reconnect and allow
the truck to idle for a few minutes for the computer to reset or recognize
the changes made or will the computer adjust the calibration elements
automatically. My second question is WHO IN THE HECK IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
THE LOCATION OF THE PCV VALVE ON MY TRUCK! This simple tune up item is
impossible to get at! Against the firewall, under the EFI runners, man
this makes me mad! I will attempt to get my 3 year old son to make the
swap, he is the only one I know with hands small enough to make this swap.
Wish me luck! LOL.

Jerry Hinkle Jr. CPA
"RULEMAKER" 94 F-350 Crew Cab 4x4, 351cid
"LTS-ROK" 80 JEEP CJ-5
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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 14:04:21 -0500
From: "Kevin Reed"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Computer Recalibration

I don't think it's necessary to reset your computer. I would think the
computer could adjust quicker to a minor change like that, rather than
having to gather data all over again.

If you do decide to reset your computer, check it first to make sure there
are no codes stored in it.

Kevin Reed




> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Gerald L. Hinkle
> Jr. CPA
> Sent: Thursday, April 22, 1999 12:33 PM
> To: ford trucks
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - Computer Recalibration
>
>
> Hello list dudes, I recently changed the original spark plugs in
> my truck.
> Man were those plug wires hard to remove! Anyway, I found it much easier
> to get at the drivers side plugs after removing the tire on that side and
> working through the wheel well. I have two questions. After changing the
> plugs do I need to disconnect the battery for a minute, reconnect
> and allow
> the truck to idle for a few minutes for the computer to reset or recognize
> the changes made or will the computer adjust the calibration elements
> automatically. My second question is WHO IN THE HECK IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
> THE LOCATION OF THE PCV VALVE ON MY TRUCK! This simple tune up item is
> impossible to get at! Against the firewall, under the EFI runners, man
> this makes me mad! I will attempt to get my 3 year old son to make the
> swap, he is the only one I know with hands small enough to make
> this swap.
> Wish me luck! LOL.
>
> Jerry Hinkle Jr. CPA
> "RULEMAKER" 94 F-350 Crew Cab 4x4, 351cid
> "LTS-ROK" 80 JEEP CJ-5
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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 22:06:25 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - is this working

I havent gotten posts in a while
is this working?
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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 22:27:00 -0400
From: "Max W. Cottrell"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - New list member & a tranny problem

Just bought a '89 150 (my favorite year) from a friend who
just bought it.

140K on the vehicle.

5.0L, 4 spd/OD, 2WD. Supposed to have a new clutch.
Got a lot of "new clutch" hop, so I guess this is true.

Tonight, I attempted to accelerate from a light on a
hill.

The rear wheels spun on the white stripes for the intersection,
I got a little wheel hop, and the truck stopped with a great
grinding sound.

When I let in the clutch, the trans begins to engage and
it sounds like the shifter isn't totally in gear (you know,
like when you miss reverse and the gears grind), except
it's louder.

The clutch works okay when the engine is off, the trans engages
when the engine is off.

Any thoughts from anyone on this? Should I look at the clutch or
the trans?


Max W. Cottrell
Ypsilanti, MI

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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 22:29:33 -0400
From: "Steve"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear ratio

My Chilton's doesn't show a 42 code for '81 but in '84-'86 42 shows as a
4.10.


- ----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Wiggins
To: 80-96-list-digest
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 10:29 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Rear ratio


> Hi Guys! I have a 81 F250. Can someone tell which rear ratio I have. The
> code is 42. Thanks, Tom
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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 21:01:37 -0700
From: "Josh"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - C-6 Transmission

A friend of mine at work has a 1984 F250 S/C 4x4 351W. He asked me to look
for a used C-6 for him. I/we are interested in a good used tranny in
Washington State.

Thanks in advance

Josh
berelson gte.net
Edmonds, WA

Microsoft announced today that they are having problems with the development
of Windows 2000. The release date has been moved up to January 1st, 1901

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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 22:59:54 -0700
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - C-6 Transmission

I have a spare 2WD C-6 at home (I live in Edmonds too), but it won't work in
a 4X4. Al's Truck Parts up on Hiway 99, past the Mukilteo Speedway turn off
has decent prices on used trannys.

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: Josh
To: Ford List
Date: Thursday, April 22, 1999 9:05 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - C-6 Transmission


>A friend of mine at work has a 1984 F250 S/C 4x4 351W. He asked me to look
>for a used C-6 for him. I/we are interested in a good used tranny in
>Washington State.
>
>Thanks in advance
>
>Josh
>berelson gte.net
>Edmonds, WA
>
>Microsoft announced today that they are having problems with the....


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