80-96-list-digest Monday, May 24 1999 Volume 03 : Number 145



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Re: FTE 80-96 - clicking
FTE 80-96 - FTE 80-96 E4OD PCM repair(shift-plus) / 89 Aerostar
Re: FTE 80-96 - clicking
FTE 80-96 - re: clicking
FTE 80-96 - - Radio reception
Re: FTE 80-96 - re: clicking
Re: FTE 80-96 - Creaky F250
Re: FTE 80-96 - Ford truck factory
Re: FTE 80-96 - Ford truck factory
Re: FTE 80-96 - F250 CAD drawings
Re: FTE 80-96 - F250 CAD drawings
Re: FTE 80-96 - F250 CAD drawings

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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 10:07:47 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - clicking

Check for a loose spark plug.

At 03:00 23/05/99 -0500, you wrote:
>I dont know if this has been brought up before, but I thought I would ask
>anyway. I have an 89 f-150 with the 300 I-6, and recently I have noticed
>a "clicking" noise during acceleration. The noise is only present when
>the truck is in gear and the gas pedal is depressed. (In other words, I
>cant hear it in neutral just revving the engine.) It also increases
>frequency with higher rpms. Has this ever happened to anyone?
>
>Luke Schreier
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Jim Cannon
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'63 Buick Riviera
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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 09:03:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: rokkinhorse webtv.net
Subject: FTE 80-96 - FTE 80-96 E4OD PCM repair(shift-plus) / 89 Aerostar

Yes, a higher wattage resistor can be used in place of the 1 watt 1ohm
resistor,BUT if the B&M shift-plus device is removed (which appears to
be the source of the excessive heat in the first place) the stock rated
resistor should function fine. I had considered replacing this 1 watt
resistor with a remote-mounted potentiometer to adjust for shifting
firmness,but don't know what the next thing to burn out or fail might
be.That was all the motivation I needed to "leave well-enough alone":-)
I recently purchased an 89 Areostar cargo van.It has a 3.0 L V-6 and
an automatic trans w/OD. Is this the venerable AODE? There's 149K on the
clock and the trans was recently rebuilt. Anybody got this powertrain
combo in their rig? Thoughts? We have had several of these vans with
this engine and trans combination at the shop I work at,load the livin
daylights out of them and have had few problems,other than the trans
having trouble around 150K miles.They are continuously packing around
tools and parts;probably more weight than originally was intended.Thanks
for your input!

Randy Goolsby-94 Bronco EB/85 F250 4x4

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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 12:54:37 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - clicking

>I dont know if this has been brought up before, but I thought I would ask
>anyway. I have an 89 f-150 with the 300 I-6, and recently I have noticed
>a "clicking" noise during acceleration. The noise is only present when
>the truck is in gear and the gas pedal is depressed. (In other words, I
>cant hear it in neutral just revving the engine.) It also increases
>frequency with higher rpms. Has this ever happened to anyone?
>
>Luke Schreier
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Sounds like a small exhaust leak.


Blake
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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 12:42:02 PDT
From: 2insane excite.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - re: clicking

I have the same thing with my 89 F-150 v8. from a standstill to about medium
to all the way down throttle I have a clicking noise. I put in some carb and
fuel injector cleaner a few fill ups ago and it seemed to tone it down a
little bit.




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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 15:55:13 EDT
From: craig n eggerman
Subject: FTE 80-96 - - Radio reception

Before you install the booster, check the antennae and the cable first
before you put on a booster. fm does not really need an antennae but am
does so use the am stations as a test. I fought this in a E350 motor
home and found that it was the cable running up to the roof antennae that
was bad. No way to fix it without tearing out half the inside of the
motorhome. I found a new used antennae and cable at the junk yard ($5)
from a Datsun truck, plugged it in and no more problems. The antennae was
mounted on the piece over the windshield wipers. I found a rubber grommet
to run the antennae through the fire wall into the dash.
Craig
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Casper,Wyoming
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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 17:13:09 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - re: clicking

>I have the same thing with my 89 F-150 v8. from a standstill to about medium
>to all the way down throttle I have a clicking noise. I put in some carb and
>fuel injector cleaner a few fill ups ago and it seemed to tone it down a
>little bit.
>

Click at idle as well as under load could also be a tappet. Usually they
click more when cold than after the engine warms up and the pushrods
expand. If you have a clicking noise that is loud immediately after you
start the engine and it quiets down as soon as there is some oil pressure-
that is a tappet.

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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 18:34:23 EDT
From: Lwskywalk aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Creaky F250

check your bushing....it might be worn out

luke
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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 18:35:15 EDT
From: Lwskywalk aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Ford truck factory

kanas city is a big one

luke
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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 19:00:22 -0400
From: Brian Chappell
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Ford truck factory

The factory in Norfolk VA. is big, I am not sure about who has the most
volume.
Every year we go up there for their plant tour on customer appeciation day.
Missed it this year, had to work. It was great last year. A member of our
Mustang club is a retired big wig up there and we hot to park inside next to
the assembly line. Nothing like looking at hundreds of thousands of ford
trucks all day long.


At 12:24 PM 5/22/99 -0500, 90BMW325i webzone.net wrote:
>Where are the Ford truck factories located in the US? Which one has the
>biggest volume?
>
>Thanks, Justin
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Brian Chappell

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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 21:28:07 -0400
From: "Amos Pressley"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - F250 CAD drawings

> It all depends how deep they need to go. Perhaps something they could haul
> on a large flatbed and then drag with a dozer back into the hills would be
> better. I still think an old army truck would be good, or a 4x4 F-600
sized
> Ford. Any pickup would be really too small for much. Big trucks are
usually
> cheaper anyway.

Honestly, as I said before, I do not know how they are going to do it right
now. I am not a well driller, I just know how to run the CAD program. I just
know that the F-250 truck has already been donated and they have a
technician that knows how to make it work. They are a group that is
accustomed to doing a lot with a little (we see this kind of heroism in the
movies, but I guess since none of these folks are involved in a scandal, you
never hear about them).

All they want from me is a graphical representation of what they are going
to do. All I am looking for is existing 3d CAD files so I don't have to
reinvent the wheel in order to get things started. As I said before, I will
know more about the details when I get the first drawing back from the
technician with redlines.

Amos Pressley

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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 21:33:41 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - F250 CAD drawings

Amos-

Sorry to be so slow in replying. Here's what I suggest you do...

Take a photograph of an F-250 truck and scan it. It can be the actual truck
donated (best option) or any one you can find.

Pull it into a good graphics program, like Micrographix (I think even
Powerpoint will do it) and draw a simple rig derrick on top of the photo.
People will understand what you are trying to do then. In fact, they will
understand BETTER than if you had a perfect AutoCAD drawing of the truck
and rig. Lay people do not read engineering drawings. They relate to photos.

Trust me, I deal with non-technical people on issues like this often and
they will like the photo background. Try to get the photo taken in the
country with local staff and workers around it. In the first frame, show
only truck (and smiling faces!). Then, take the photo and screen it down to
somewhere in the 30-60% range. Draw the rig on top in "full intensity". It
will stand out clearly. THAT's what you are asking them to help you build,
what they can really see. If you have to, you can use only this second
drawing, but I try to use both the original and the second, when I can.

I forget where you are taking this rig. My brother does medical mission
work in El Salvador. Same sorts of problems. These people can do so much
with so little. They have a make-do, pioneering sprit that we in the land
of plenty have mostly lost (except for most ranchers and farmers that have
family-run operations). I am sure that they will be so GLAD to have this
rig that they will figure out how to drill the wells they need. They always
have.



Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton
'63 Buick Riviera
'80 Ford F-150
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Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 23:10:37 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - F250 CAD drawings

Hi Amos,

After reading your and Jim's letter I understand what you want now. You
should be able to do an internet search for a water drill rig that mounts
to a truck. Then you could download a picture and work it into the picture
of the truck. Do you have Photoshop? You should be able to do something
like Jim suggests, rather than CAD. I will see if I can find a picture of a
small water rig that may work for you.


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