80-96-list-digest Monday, May 10 1999 Volume 03 : Number 131



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Carburetors
FTE 80-96 - Re: engine replacement?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Speaking of 5.0 performance.../AOD Leaking
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: engine replacement?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Drum brake problem
Re: FTE 80-96 - Speaking of 5.0 performance.../AOD Leaking

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Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 10:24:39 -0400
From: "PmctBaker"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Carburetors

Hey all,

I put together a carb page. I also scoured the web for carb related
material. See the links page, and if you have any links relating to our
trucks, mechanical info., smog, ect. I'll add it too.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www3.your-net.com/~pmbaker

later
mike baker
pmbaker your-net.com

78 250 custom
78 bronco custom
85 styleside 4x4

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Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 18:50:37 -0500
From: "Waddell"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: engine replacement?

My 81' inline 300 is in need of a rebuild. What I like to do is maybe swap
a v8 in its place. It seems that inline 300's are more costly than a v8.
Can someone explain the swap and what will work with my present drive
train? I have a 81 f100 1/2 2 wheel drive c6 3 speed. I think the tranny is
a c6. Any input would be appreciated.

thanks Larry

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Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 20:27:07 EDT
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Speaking of 5.0 performance.../AOD Leaking

In a message dated 5/9/99 10:26:10 AM Pacific Daylight Time, viix erols.com
writes:


joe,
do you see the fluid leaking out?
if you don't have spots, most likely its geting sucked out the vacume
module. it uses eng vacume to pick the right time to shift.
its on the side of the transmission, pull the hose and if you see ANY
fluid coming out the hose, replace the module.
hope this helps.
mike a
>>
Yeah, I do see the fluid leaking out. It seems to be coming from the top of
the trans, maybe the vent. I wonder if it has a "cap" style vent or if it
vents to a tube that might have fallen off somehow... Hmmmm....

Thanks...

Joe
Lost in jersey
1992 F150 Nite
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Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 22:52:31 -0400
From: "Steve"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: engine replacement?

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From: Waddell
To:
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 1999 7:50 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: engine replacement?


> My 81' inline 300 is in need of a rebuild. What I like to do is maybe swap
> a v8 in its place. It seems that inline 300's are more costly than a v8.
> Can someone explain the swap and what will work with my present drive
> train? I have a 81 f100 1/2 2 wheel drive c6 3 speed. I think the tranny
is
> a c6. Any input would be appreciated.
>
There are a couple of us who have just completed the same swap. I had a lot
of problems with mine, but nothing I couldn't handle. First, your C6 should
match up with a 302 or 351W with no modifications. You'll have to purchase
some frame mounts for the motor to sit on, but you can still purchase them
from Ford. Probably the most difficult is building the front end that
carries your alt/AC/PS since none of your 300 brackets will transfer to the
v8. Also, the radiator on a v8 has the inlet/outlet on opposite corners and
there are a couple of ways to resolve that. Of course, your exhaust will
end up being different and may only need a crossover pipe unless you want to
go duals all the way back. Hey, let me know if you go for the swap. I just
put in a 351W (haven't quite got to the point of firing it up yet) and
there's another that just finished dropping in a 302. We both have similar
stories and approached the solutions from different directions. You also
have to figure out vacuum, EGR, and associated smog stuff; but like I said,
a couple of us have just been through that and we can take it a step at a
time when you need the help and as you get into it.

Good luck,

Steve
slikness hotmail.com





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Date: Sun, 09 May 1999 10:37:19 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Drum brake problem

I think you had this partially answered (stop lots of times while backing
up and they will adjust themselves). This is true _if_ everything back
there is free and working properly. Make sure your auto adjuster thing at
the bottom turns freely. If not, all the backing up in the world will not
do it. Also, make sure adjuster is installed properly so that little lever
adjustes screw OUT. You can test this by pulling forward or back on the
little wire and watching the action at the adjuster wheel.

If you want to get drums close to correct adjustment, here's what I do:
with wheel off ground, manually adjust thingy outward until hard to turn
wheel (brakes drag). Then manually adjust thing back in 15 clicks. That
will be close enough that braking firmly while backing up will
automatically take it out to the correct spot.

At 10:35 06/05/99 -0500, you wrote:
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>Hey Guys,
>
> Recently I checked the pads for the rear drums on my bronco, I was
>getting a sqealing noise after driving the truck around town for 30 min or
>so. Pads looked ok, maybe a little bit glazed. I had to retract the
>brakes a bit by spinning the little adjustment dial to get the drums off.
>Well, now that I've put them back on the drum brakes don't seem to be
>working and the pedal is a bit spongy when I depress it. Manual said they
>should adjust themselves, it it necessary to spin the dial back the other
>way to expand the pads buck such that they'll work properly??

Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton
'63 Buick Riviera
'80 Ford F-150
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Date: Sun, 09 May 1999 10:21:50 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Speaking of 5.0 performance.../AOD Leaking

Joe-
I had a similar problem 2 years ago. I assumed it was going to be tranny
rebuild time because of all the fluid bleeding out of my C6. I went around
with a wrench and found many pan bolts loose. I also found both oil cooler
lines going into the tranny loose. I tightened everything up and nearly
stopped the leaks. Down to a small drip now when I park it.

At 16:37 08/05/99 EDT, you wrote:
>Thanks for all the replies on my timing issue guys, I believe I have
>it! Now, has anyone had any problems with their AOD's leaking ATF? I go
>through about a quart every 7-10 days. It seems to be leaking from the top,
>maybe the vent. The pan gasket is not leaking. Any ideas?
>

Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton
'63 Buick Riviera
'80 Ford F-150
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