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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Re: Dead Big Red
FTE 80-96 - Axle Wrap
Subject: FTE 80-96 - DRI injectors
Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual transmission questions
Re: FTE 80-96 - Axle Wrap
Re: Subject: FTE 80-96 - DRI injectors
Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual transmission questions
RE: FTE 80-96 - big block blues
Re: FTE 80-96 - Axle Wrap
Re: FTE 80-96 - Axle Wrap
RE: FTE 80-96 - big block blues
RE: FTE 80-96 - Axle Wrap
FTE 80-96 - intake snorkle
FTE 80-96 - mazda 5 speed
Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual transmission questions
FTE 80-96 - RE: Pinging 5.0
RE: FTE 80-96 - big block blues
Re: FTE 80-96 - intake snorkle
RE: FTE 80-96 - Axle Wrap
Re: FTE 80-96 - mazda 5 speed
Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual transmission questions
FTE 80-96 - FTE 80-96, Radiator transmission cooler fitting.
Re: FTE 80-96 - FTE 80-96, Radiator transmission cooler fitting.
Re: Subject: FTE 80-96 - DRI injectors
Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual transmission questions

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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 05:42:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Alex Wolfe
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Dead Big Red

I had the same problem on my beast... full power/no start/no
click.... replace some stuff may/maynot work for a while. I discovered
the problem the hard way. It is a standard, and as such the nuetral
safety switch is mounted on a little frame next to the clutch pedal.
There is a rod that runs from the arm the pedal is on through the
center of this switch (kinda whacky I know). The little plastic
mounting bracket that holds the switch on on mine busted on *one*
side... that means it could wobble around. So it would be fine until
say a really hot day (or any other kind), it would soften up and flex
just enough not to start. I discovered if I pushed it in by hand,
vroom! I fixed with duct tape. my .02

Alex Wolfe
'84 F-150 I6

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Date: Fri, 07 May 1999 08:42:03 -0400
From: "Golly, Scott M"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Axle Wrap

Fellow Ford Friends,

I have a dilemma. The answer to this question may be opinion but I am
stuck. I have a 1990 Ford F-150 with a 4" lift and my 351 is now putting
out enough horses to cause a lot of axle wrap and wheel hop. I have heard
that there are a couple of solutions. Traction Bars, New Springs, or
Rebuilding the Stack I have. I have heard from a good shop that traction
bars aren't good for lifted trucks. One shop told me to ditch the lift,
YEAH, THAT'LL HAPPEN! National Spring wants $650 to build new springs, NOT.
It isn't that big of a deal. I am looking for a fix in the 100 to 400 dollar
range. HELP! Any recommendations???? I have found a lot of aftermarket new
stacks, maybe?

Scott M. Golly
Researcher/Fire Protection Engineer
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 06:12:35 -0700
From: "Josh"
Subject: Subject: FTE 80-96 - DRI injectors

The dealer is not BS'n you...There is in fact a DRI. If I recall, the
plastic connector is colored beige

Josh

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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 08:39:23 -0700
From: Mark Ponsford
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual transmission questions

>I am new to the list, so please forgive me if my question has already been
>discussed in detail. You can write directly to me if you wish.
>
>I have an 88 F-150 4x4 with 302 and mazda 5 speed overdrive. Well the
>transmission leaks pretty bad and needs attention, and since it is geared
>too darned high in first and reverse, I was wondering if a Ford ZF 5 speed
>will bolt in to replace it. I presume this is a common complaint because
>everyone I know who has one hates it because they can't back trailers
>unless they have 4 wheel drive and can throw it in low range.
>
>Thank you for your help.
>
>Blake

I've toyed with this idea myself but everyone tells me the job is too big
and would cost a small fortune. It's my understanding that the ZF 5spd has
never been available for the F150 or F250(regular duty). Is this true?

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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 11:46:48 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Axle Wrap

>Fellow Ford Friends,
>
>I have a dilemma. The answer to this question may be opinion but I am
>stuck. I have a 1990 Ford F-150 with a 4" lift and my 351 is now putting
>out enough horses to cause a lot of axle wrap and wheel hop. I have heard
>that there are a couple of solutions. Traction Bars, New Springs, or
>Rebuilding the Stack I have. I have heard from a good shop that traction
>bars aren't good for lifted trucks. One shop told me to ditch the lift,
>YEAH, THAT'LL HAPPEN! National Spring wants $650 to build new springs, NOT.
>It isn't that big of a deal. I am looking for a fix in the 100 to 400 dollar
>range. HELP! Any recommendations???? I have found a lot of aftermarket new
>stacks, maybe?
>

Scott,

I think traction bars are a big hindrance to 4-wheeling as they prevent
flex and are always in the way.

I see Skyjacker has new 4" rear springs listed for your truck for $360.
These will elliminate your lift blocks and therefore help prevent the wheel
hop. Call National Tire and Wheel at 800-847-3287 or see
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.natltire.com . They are experts at this.

BTW, the same guy who said to ditch the lift would probably tell you to
install a 4 cylinder engine to stop your wheel wrap.


Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 11:47:24 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: Subject: FTE 80-96 - DRI injectors

>The dealer is not BS'n you...There is in fact a DRI. If I recall, the
>plastic connector is colored beige
>
>Josh

What years do the use these injectors on?


Blake
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 12:01:26 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual transmission questions

>>I am new to the list, so please forgive me if my question has already been
>>discussed in detail. You can write directly to me if you wish.
>>
>>I have an 88 F-150 4x4 with 302 and mazda 5 speed overdrive. Well the
>>transmission leaks pretty bad and needs attention, and since it is geared
>>too darned high in first and reverse, I was wondering if a Ford ZF 5 speed
>>will bolt in to replace it. I presume this is a common complaint because
>>everyone I know who has one hates it because they can't back trailers
>>unless they have 4 wheel drive and can throw it in low range.
>>
>>Thank you for your help.
>>
>>Blake
>
>I've toyed with this idea myself but everyone tells me the job is too big
>and would cost a small fortune. It's my understanding that the ZF 5spd has
>never been available for the F150 or F250(regular duty). Is this true?
>
>Mark
>
I don't know for sure, but I have been told it was an option. There is a
regular duty and heavy duty (with PTO) ZF.

My Mazda 5 speed will need to be pulled out and rebuilt if I can't find a
replacement. How hard are these to rebuild? I have rebuilt New Process 4
and 5 speeds and one C-4 automatic with good results.

Now I find my front differencial needs seals and bearings! FUN!

Today I am ordering a new set of headers for her.


Blake
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Concord, Ohio
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 09:16:09 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - big block blues

L&L are also well known for their HEADERS... also a good modification.

Todd

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From: Blake Malkamaki [mailto:blake little-mountain.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 1999 11:35 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - big block blues


>It's time that my 95 F-150 had a sort of a makeover. This in the way of a
>fuel injected 429 under the hood to replace the tired old 302. (good
>motor mind you, just 128 k on the thing) I was wondering if anybody had
>any insight, advice or whatever on how to pull this project off, as I am
>no EFI expert. If anybody has any ideas, or a good shop in the D/FW area
>of north Texas that can do a fuel injection conversion on the motor,
>anything would be helpful at this point.
>

Chris, call L & L Products - this is just their specialty. They carry
everything to put 429s and 460s in place of small blocks. Their number is
972-475-5202.

Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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Date: Fri, 07 May 1999 11:26:19 -0500
From: Steve Randa
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Axle Wrap

I think I remember reading in SF, a year or so ago, that a company was
selling a quad-shock kit they developed for Lightnings with a wheel hop
problem. Don't quote me on this but I think it's ELD (Every Last Detail)
out of NJ.

Steve Randa

Blake Malkamaki wrote:
>
> >Fellow Ford Friends,
> >
> >I have a dilemma. The answer to this question may be opinion but I am
> >stuck. I have a 1990 Ford F-150 with a 4" lift and my 351 is now putting
> >out enough horses to cause a lot of axle wrap and wheel hop. I have heard
> >that there are a couple of solutions. Traction Bars, New Springs, or
> >Rebuilding the Stack I have. I have heard from a good shop that traction
> >bars aren't good for lifted trucks. One shop told me to ditch the lift,
> >YEAH, THAT'LL HAPPEN! National Spring wants $650 to build new springs, NOT.
> >It isn't that big of a deal. I am looking for a fix in the 100 to 400 dollar
> >range. HELP! Any recommendations???? I have found a lot of aftermarket new
> >stacks, maybe?
> >
>
> Scott,
>
> I think traction bars are a big hindrance to 4-wheeling as they prevent
> flex and are always in the way.
>
> I see Skyjacker has new 4" rear springs listed for your truck for $360.
> These will elliminate your lift blocks and therefore help prevent the wheel
> hop. Call National Tire and Wheel at 800-847-3287 or see
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.natltire.com . They are experts at this.
>
> BTW, the same guy who said to ditch the lift would probably tell you to
> install a 4 cylinder engine to stop your wheel wrap.
>
> Blake
> Little Mountain
> Concord, Ohio
> Early Oil Well Historian
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://little-mountain.com
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://little-mountain.com/blake
> See my new site dedicated to preserving the Big Muskie,
> the largest moving land machine on earth!
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://little-mountain.com/bigmuskie
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 12:40:39 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Axle Wrap

You are right Steve, about ELD. But the guys on the Lightning list have been
using the rancho traction bar system to help stop their wheel hop. On a
lifted truck, they will lose you some ground clearance, but will probably do
the trick. I think they said the price of the kit was around $400 total. See
this link for what they look like
Jeff's Lightning
site

Later,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"hazardous Material"
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 12:34:01 -0500
From: "Baldwin, Dave (CPCP Design)"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - big block blues

Chris,

There's a place called Dallas Mustang. I've never done business with them,
but they might be interested in doing something like this. I don't know the
quality of their work. Use this as a starting point. Do a web search on
Dallas Mustang and you'll find it.

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: chrislambeth email.com [mailto:chrislambeth email.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 1999 9:57 PM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - big block blues
>
>
> It's time that my 95 F-150 had a sort of a makeover. This in
> the way of a fuel injected 429 under the hood to replace the
> tired old 302. (good motor mind you, just 128 k on the
> thing) I was wondering if anybody had any insight, advice or
> whatever on how to pull this project off, as I am no EFI
> expert. If anybody has any ideas, or a good shop in the D/FW
> area of north Texas that can do a fuel injection conversion
> on the motor, anything would be helpful at this point.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Chris Lambeth
>
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 13:27:20 -0500
From: "Baldwin, Dave (CPCP Design)"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Axle Wrap

OK. Now I have to warn you that this is REALLY thinking "outside of the
box", and may be a really stupid idea, but here goes: you wouldn't normally
do this, but could it be possible to fabricate a traction bar that is
located above the springs. If you have a lift, you might have more
clearance above than below, and provided that it didn't interfere with
suspension travel, might be a possibility. It would be a custom
fabrication, though. Cost? Have no idea.

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX

> Fellow Ford Friends,
>
> I have a dilemma. The answer to this question may be
> opinion but I am stuck. I have a 1990 Ford F-150 with a 4" lift and my
351
> is now putting out enough horses to cause a lot of axle wrap and wheel
hop.
> ...I have heard from a good shop
> that traction bars aren't good for lifted trucks.
> HELP! Any recommendations???? I have found a lot of
> aftermarket new
>stacks, maybe?
>
>
> Scott,
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 11:57:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: docster webtv.net (Delvis Teruel Jr Teruel)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - intake snorkle

Yo Fellas, the airbox on the F-150/250 are the same. Only the intake
snorkle is different. I went and got mine from the dealer near me
(marysville wa). They had to order it, but it's alot cheaper than the
$170 K&N FIPK kit, even if it may not be as effective. I drive 90 miles
a day to work and back so that's extra gas money for me. I hardly
off-road any more so ingesting water isn't a real issue for me.

Lotsa love Da docster

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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 12:44:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: docster webtv.net (Delvis Teruel Jr Teruel)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - mazda 5 speed

Yo Blake, I 'm curious about the ZF tranny swap also. What rear end
gears are you running? How tall a tire ? My '96 F-150 has a 3.90:1 1st
gear, I'm not sure how the gearing is in your truck. I used to own a '90
4.9 5sp and this tranny ('96) is geared better. You might want to look
at new gears, if the tranny is fixable or put a newer one in.

Lotsa love Da docster

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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 13:33:25 -0700
From: Mark Ponsford
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual transmission questions

>>>I am new to the list, so please forgive me if my question has already been
>>>discussed in detail. You can write directly to me if you wish.
>>>
>>>I have an 88 F-150 4x4 with 302 and mazda 5 speed overdrive. Well the
>>>transmission leaks pretty bad and needs attention, and since it is geared
>>>too darned high in first and reverse, I was wondering if a Ford ZF 5 speed
>>>will bolt in to replace it. I presume this is a common complaint because
>>>everyone I know who has one hates it because they can't back trailers
>>>unless they have 4 wheel drive and can throw it in low range.
>>>
>>>Thank you for your help.
>>>
>>>Blake
>>
>>I've toyed with this idea myself but everyone tells me the job is too big
>>and would cost a small fortune. It's my understanding that the ZF 5spd has
>>never been available for the F150 or F250(regular duty). Is this true?
>>
>>Mark
>>
>I don't know for sure, but I have been told it was an option. There is a
>regular duty and heavy duty (with PTO) ZF.
>
>My Mazda 5 speed will need to be pulled out and rebuilt if I can't find a
>replacement. How hard are these to rebuild? I have rebuilt New Process 4
>and 5 speeds and one C-4 automatic with good results.
>
>Now I find my front differencial needs seals and bearings! FUN!
>
>Today I am ordering a new set of headers for her.
>
>
>Blake

I don't know how difficult it is to overhaul one of these mazda 5spd trans,
but if it's just leakage thats the problem, it might not be too much of an
ordeal. These trannies have some rubber vent plugs in the top plate that
are known to deteriorate over time and leak. It may be a simple matter of
replacing them.

Question to the list: Does anyone have a ZF manual 5spd in their F150 or
F250LD?

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Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 06:56:24 -0500
From: "Dave Harmier"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: Pinging 5.0

To my knowledge, there is no knock sensor on our 70's to at least 94 f
trucks.

I can't believe the wires didn't help.

Place I get oil change does a three stage injector cleaning, might've
helped a little....

These days ping seems to depend on my gas choice. I mostly run Texaco 87
octane,
but occasionally something else gets in there.

I really can't complain. My 5.0 has 187k miles!

I'd rather push my Ford, than drive a Chebby!!!!!

Dave H.
Houston, TX

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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 19:18:12 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - big block blues

>L&L are also well known for their HEADERS... also a good modification.
>
>Todd
>

Yes, they make the headers especially for doing what you are doing. They
only supply headers for 460/429s.


Blake
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 19:20:16 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - intake snorkle

At 1:57 PM -0500 5/7/99, Delvis Teruel Jr Teruel wrote:
>Yo Fellas, the airbox on the F-150/250 are the same. Only the intake
>snorkle is different. I went and got mine from the dealer near me
>(marysville wa). They had to order it, but it's alot cheaper than the
>$170 K&N FIPK kit, even if it may not be as effective. I drive 90 miles
>a day to work and back so that's extra gas money for me. I hardly
>off-road any more so ingesting water isn't a real issue for me.
>

Does anyone know if the 300 -6 uses the over the top air pickup, or the
beside the radiator pickup?


Blake
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 19:22:23 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Axle Wrap

>OK. Now I have to warn you that this is REALLY thinking "outside of the
>box", and may be a really stupid idea, but here goes: you wouldn't normally
>do this, but could it be possible to fabricate a traction bar that is
>located above the springs. If you have a lift, you might have more
>clearance above than below, and provided that it didn't interfere with
>suspension travel, might be a possibility. It would be a custom
>fabrication, though. Cost? Have no idea.
>

I have seen these at the 4 Wheel Jamborees. Some even have quick-detatching
pins you can pull for more flexibility while 4 wheeling. They also make
sway bars with quick disconnect.


Blake
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 19:27:06 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - mazda 5 speed

>Yo Blake, I 'm curious about the ZF tranny swap also. What rear end
>gears are you running? How tall a tire ? My '96 F-150 has a 3.90:1 1st
>gear, I'm not sure how the gearing is in your truck. I used to own a '90
>4.9 5sp and this tranny ('96) is geared better. You might want to look
>at new gears, if the tranny is fixable or put a newer one in.
>
>Lotsa love Da docster
>

Does both your '96 and '90 have the Mazda tranny? If so, do you mean they
have different 1st gear ratios? I am not sure what mine is, but may be able
to call Ford and give them the numbers.

My rear end gears are 3.55:1 and I am running 32" tires right now. I have a
nice set of 35"s on my old Bronco that I may put on the pickup if I get a
4" lift kit. It will be a little steep on gears, but I am not so worried
about it with a stick shift.

If a newer 5 speed is geared lower, that would be great and probably pretty
easy to find.

Thanks.


Blake
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 19:31:32 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Manual transmission questions

>I don't know how difficult it is to overhaul one of these mazda 5spd trans,
>but if it's just leakage thats the problem, it might not be too much of an
>ordeal. These trannies have some rubber vent plugs in the top plate that
>are known to deteriorate over time and leak. It may be a simple matter of
>replacing them.
>
>Question to the list: Does anyone have a ZF manual 5spd in their F150 or
>F250LD?
>

Where are those plugs at? I will check them out. The leak seems to be
coming from about 2/3 of the way back, perhaps from the gasket between the
tranny and tail housing, and/or from the gasket between the tranny and
transfer case. There is however, fresh oil coming from the top too.

I pulled out some shrapnel out of the drain (stuck to the magnet on the
plug) that looks like needle bearing cage material. But it drives and
shifts fine and is not too noisy.


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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 19:52:18 -0400
From: "joe"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - FTE 80-96, Radiator transmission cooler fitting.

Went to install a big transmission cooler on my 95 Bronco, and could not
get the 1/4 inch pipe fitting adapter out of the radiator. Used a 9 inch
double box on it and the only thing I managed to do was distort the tank to
the point of fracture. During this process I was soaking it with the new
penetrating fluids to no avail. Anyone have any foolproof ideas on how to
get this fitting out?


Thanks ahead of time
Joe Phillip

95 Bronco
93 SC 150
73 F100 4x4
64 Ford Fairlane
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Date: Fri, 7 May 1999 19:58:26 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - FTE 80-96, Radiator transmission cooler fitting.

im not familiar with the exact application youre working on but how about
heat from a propane torch or is the area way too close for that?
Bob
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Date: Fri, 07 May 1999 20:32:20 -0400
From: S Spaulding
Subject: Re: Subject: FTE 80-96 - DRI injectors

I remembered reading about them in my '91 service manual, so I looked...
It mentions a couple of different types, but these use a different
geometry from conventional injectors, not a coating. It doesn't say
they shouldn't be cleaned. They may have evolved in later years,
though. The throttle body IS coated, and should not be cleaned.

Steve S.

Blake Malkamaki wrote:
>
> >The dealer is not BS'n you...There is in fact a DRI. If I recall, the
> >plastic connector is colored beige
> >
> >Josh
>
> What years do the use these injectors on?
>
> Blake
> Little Mountain
> Concord, Ohio
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