80-96-list-digest Saturday, May 15 1999 Volume 03 : Number 136



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - "Shorty" headers - 5.0L F250?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear End Blow Up ???
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: engine replacement?
Re: FTE 80-96 - big block blues
RE: FTE 80-96 - My 1985 351w
FTE 80-96 - Re: Defective 302 in '93 f150
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Defective 302 in '93 f150
FTE 80-96 - No Digest
RE: FTE 80-96 - torque converter lock up...??
Re: FTE 80-96 - No Digest
Re: FTE 80-96 - Welding exhaust manifold.
Re: FTE 80-96 - No Digest

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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 08:07:12 -0500
From: Steve Randa
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - "Shorty" headers - 5.0L F250?

I would definately try Bassani. They make the only equal-length shorty
header available for the F-150s and their quality is superior to MAC.
I've owned both.

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

Steve Randa
'84 F150


Blake Malkamaki wrote:
>
> >Yes. I installed MAC equal length shorties on my '95 F150 4X4 5.0.
> >Everything lined up without a problem, and everything has been fine for
> >about a year. I did have to dimple the drivers side collector about a half
> >an inch to clear the engine mount.
> >
> >Matt
>
> I never heard of MAC headers. Where do you get them? Do they have a web
> site? What was the price?
>
> thanks
>
> Blake
> Little Mountain
> Concord, Ohio
> Early Oil Well Historian
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> See my new site dedicated to preserving the Big Muskie,
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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 08:55:31 -0700
From: Mark Ponsford
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear End Blow Up ???

>F150; 302; Mazda 5 sp; Ford 3.55 axle; 2WD.
>
>
>I was driving my F-150 in the rain when I spun the tires leaving
>a traffic light. The drive train bucked, ground and would not move the
>truck forward or reverse.
>
>When the trans is in gear, as the clutch is let out, there is a severe
>grinding sound in ALL gears, 1-5 + reverse. The shifter goes easily
>into each gear with the clutch depressed.
>
>The clutch is brand new.
>
>After some discussion with friends who build these trucks, at the
>Ford assembly plant, they all suggest that
>I try looking at the rear end for the problem.
>
>After taking the cover off of the rear end, I discovered that there
>is a part that is not documented in either Chilton's or Haynes manuals.
>
>Next/attached to the pinion gear, there is a toothed gear. The teeth on this
>gear are MASHED flat. The pinion has rather severe chipping. The toothed gear
>is just to the left of the ring and is attached by the same bolts as the ring.
>
>The ID tag says that this is a 3.55 Ford rear end.
>
>What the hell does this gear do, and would it cause the described symptoms?
>
>Max Cottrell
>

I believe the flat toothed gear on the backside of the ring gear is the
device that feeds pulses to the ABS sensor mounted on the rearend housing.

Shouldn't be any chipped gears in the pod. Sounds to me like its time for a
rearend overhaul.

- -mp-


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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 17:50:53 EDT
From: LHopk99567 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: engine replacement?

Why would you want to change engines? My 300 Six got 13mpg. Those V-8's all
got 10mpg or less. You can get the block bore cleaned up at an automotive
machine shop, new piston's ring's cam and Crank at any parts store. A brand
new engine for $1200. or less
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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 17:36:29 EDT
From: LHopk99567 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - big block blues

The Emissions people wont like your change very much!
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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 14:58:06 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - My 1985 351w

Looking good... What brand of hoses did you use? They look sharp!

- -----Original Message-----
From: PmctBaker [mailto:Pmbaker your-net.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 1999 1:37 PM
To: FORD F-150 LIST
Subject: FTE 80-96 - My 1985 351w


I finally put some pics of my 351w engine on the site. There are 6 in all.
Here are the links if ya want to take a look.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www3.your-net.com/~pmbaker/images/351engine03.jpg 351w

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

mike
85 Styleside 4x4

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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 16:04:24 PDT
From: "jerry tribbey"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Defective 302 in '93 f150

To whom it may concern,

Just wondering if this message made it or not?

thanks,
jerry
On Fri, 23 Apr 1999 13:04:21 PDT, jerry tribbey wrote:

> At 51,000 miles the thrust bearing failed ruining the crankshaft. The
> dealer's service department recommended
> putting in a Ford authorized rebuilt long block since the cause of the
> failure could not be determined. I have not had any luck getting Ford to
> pick up any of the cost. Their customer assistance center has said 'no
> help' a couple of times. I've tried writing a letter to Jim O'Connor,
> president of the truck division, only to have the customer assistance
center
> intercept and reply 'no help'. Has anyone else had this defect or had
any
> luck getting Ford to share in the cost of their quality outside the
warranty
> period?
>
> frustrated but not giving up, yet.
>
>
>
>
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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 16:59:29 -0700
From: Bob Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Defective 302 in '93 f150

You are getting out just line, Jerry. I'm afraid that there is no help from my
line of sight.

Bob


jerry tribbey wrote:

> To whom it may concern,
>
> Just wondering if this message made it or not?
>
> thanks,
> jerry
> On Fri, 23 Apr 1999 13:04:21 PDT, jerry tribbey wrote:
>
> > At 51,000 miles the thrust bearing failed ruining the crankshaft. The
> > dealer's service department recommended
> > putting in a Ford authorized rebuilt long block since the cause of the
> > failure could not be determined. I have not had any luck getting Ford to
> > pick up any of the cost. Their customer assistance center has said 'no
> > help' a couple of times. I've tried writing a letter to Jim O'Connor,
> > president of the truck division, only to have the customer assistance
> center
> > intercept and reply 'no help'. Has anyone else had this defect or had
> any
> > luck getting Ford to share in the cost of their quality outside the
> warranty
> > period?
> >
> > frustrated but not giving up, yet.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________________
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>
> _______________________________________________________
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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 19:58:20 -0400
From: "PmctBaker"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - No Digest

May I have the digest for today? Or will it come with tomorrow's digest?
mike
Pmbaker your-net.com


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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 19:04:53 -0500
From: "Baldwin, Dave (CPCP Design)"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - torque converter lock up...??

I have a '95 F-150 with the 5.0L, and AODE (or whatever they like to call it
now). I can say that this is normal operation. The tranny strategy sucks,
doesn't it? Now, I would think that the hyperchip people ought to be able to
do something for you, since the shift points and lockup are programmable.
If they can't, I believe there are others who can. Wayne Foy has been
working with Superchips--he may be able to comment.

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mobilepdr aol.com [mailto:Mobilepdr aol.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 13, 1999 10:38 PM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - torque converter lock up...??
>
>
> ...I've added a few things hyperchip a 3"cat back
> system with a dynomax muffler and installed a k&n air filter
> without the stock air box...My question is i know the truck is suppost to
> lock up to save heat and wear and save gas but is there anyway to delay
this
> lockup or something..Everytime i give it gas at about a 35-45 mph range it

> automatically goes up a few hundred rpm's where it should be
> and then clunk and bogg, it locks up and all goes the power and even if i
> push the gas pedal down another 1/2'' it still doesn't come out unless i
push it
> down half way or manually push the o/d button off....what gives this can't

> be normal i've ...
>
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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 20:06:19 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - No Digest

i thought the digest was on hold while the list owners and all were at the
Nationals in Pigeon Forge
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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 18:53:29 -0700
From: "Dennis R. Fischer"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Welding exhaust manifold.

Well, broken instead of cracked are two different matters. Best to get a new
manifold but I suspect, thats what you really wanted to do anyway.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Dave Harmier
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, May 13, 1999 7:58 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Welding exhaust manifold.


>Hah! Drill a hole at each end eh?
>Mine is completely separated.
>It would have to be on some sort of jig
>to be welded. I am just about to order
>JBA Shorties. And Kill two birds with
>just one stone! (Supposedly gain 10+
>horse power and hopefully a bit "o" torque too!)
>
>Dave H.
>Houston (Already gettin' hotter than Hades!) Texas
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Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 23:50:40 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - No Digest

Nope. The server and lists are still up and running. I'm checking
mail and the server nightly, just not answering many emails. The
lists seem to be a little slow this week since many of the hard
core people are at the show.

Ken


ROlson1039 aol.com wrote:
>
> i thought the digest was on hold while the list owners and all were at the
> Nationals in Pigeon Forge
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ROlson1039 aol.com wrote:
>
> i thought the digest was on hold while the list owners and all were at the....


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