80-96-list-digest Wednesday, May 26 1999 Volume 03 : Number 147



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - Radio reception
FTE 80-96 - Steering
RE: FTE 80-96 - Engine RPM vs. Pedal Position
RE: FTE 80-96 - Radio reception
FTE 80-96 - Banks POWERPACK
RE: FTE 80-96 - Radio reception
FTE 80-96 - Re: Engine RPM vs. Pedal Position
RE: FTE 80-96 - Radio reception
FTE 80-96 - 97 F350 crew cab 4X4
Re: FTE 80-96 - clicking
RE: FTE 80-96 - F250 CAD drawings
Re: FTE 80-96 - 97 F350 crew cab 4X4
FTE 80-96 - 6" lift
FTE 80-96 - seats
Re: FTE 80-96 - seats
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Engine RPM vs. Pedal Position
Re: FTE 80-96 - Engine missing (now detination- knock detector?)
Re: FTE 80-96 - Black exhaust
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Engine RPM vs. Pedal Position
Re: FTE 80-96 - seats
Re: FTE 80-96 - Engine RPM vs. Pedal Position
RE: FTE 80-96 - 97 F350 crew cab 4X4
Re: FTE 80-96 - 97 F350 crew cab 4X4
Re: FTE 80-96 - seats
Re: FTE 80-96 - Engine missing (now detination- knock detector?)

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 07:46:23 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Radio reception

All I have to say is that a booster only works when there is a clear signal
to boost. Its just like a car amplifier, if all you have is noise to begin
with, then noise is all you'll get.
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
Wayne's Flareside
and Ford Page (Page 1)

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 09:34:47 -0500
From: Andy Norris
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Steering

I've got 3 to 4 inches of play in my steering. I have an 89 F250. I called
a place asking about it, and they said it sounded like more than an
adjustment. To me those words always sound along the lines of

Q: how much is this gonna cost?
A: I dunno, how much you got?

Does anyone have any experience with getting rid of play in the steering,
and what advice can anyone give me, or does anybody have any rough estimate
on what I'm looking at cost-wise with different scenarios?

I appreciate any help anyone can give me,

Andy

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 10:07:04 -0500
From: "Baldwin, Dave (CPCP Design)"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Engine RPM vs. Pedal Position

Just wanted to add one thing: the engine pulling manifold vaccuum is
actually using horsepower to do it. The less manifold vacuum it has to
pull, the more efficient the engine becomes. This is one reason why diesel
engines are more efficient--the are "unthrottled". The injection system
simply (well, it's not really simple) injects the amount of fuel to be
burned to deliver the power demanded.

Regards,
Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Cannon [mailto:cannon zapware.com]
> Mike-
> You are off on this (but I like the way you're thinkin'!) It
> is much more
> complex than that. Manifold vacuum also plays a part. The
> computer keeps
> the mixture at the correct level, no matter what the
> operating condition.
> When you take OD off you increase RPM, vacuum actually goes
> up, fuel used
> on each intake stroke of each piston goes down (that's what actually
> matters) but RPM went up, remember? so fuel consumption per
> mile goes up.
>
> At 10:47 24/05/99 -0400, you wrote:
> >What I've found in many instances is that when I'm cruising
> >along (say at 50mph) with the OD on, and then turn it off without
> >moving the accelerator, it truck will tend to speed up. It
> makes some
> >sense in that it has more power in the lower gear, but I
> this brings me
> >to the point of this post.
> >If the accelerator position determines how much gas is getting
> >dumped into the engine, then keeping the OD on in the 50mph case
> >is actually wasting gas since I can get more out of it with
> the OD off,
> >right?
> >...Or am I completely off on this one? Just wondering.
> >
> >-Mike
> >
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 10:56:13 -0600
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Radio reception

Those cheap FM signal boosters are worthless, they only amplify what ever
you are currently hearing including the static. The time to use one is if
your radio can pick up a signal most of the time but cuts out at certain
locations. Other than that only the much more expensive ones with noise
reduction work and they reduce frequency response.

The antenna is what is important. A good antenna is the heart of any radio.
30 inches is close to the middle of the FM dial. The formula for finding the
correct length is 936/f (in MHz) = wavelength in feet. Then divide the
wavelength by 4 and multiply it by 12 to convert to inches. So if your
favorite station is 100 MHz on the FM dial you would do this:
936/100/4x12=28.08 inches, or about 28-1/16 inches. The reason you divide
the wavelength by 4 is to obtain resonance at wavelength which is the peak
of the signal. wavelength antennas require a good ground so if your
antenna wire(or coax) shield is not grounded at the fender mount you will
suffer poor reception.

The brand of radio you buy is important also, look at the specifications
before you buy it and pick one with the best FM sensitivity. The lower the
number the better the reception. I purchase the Pioneer SuperTuner models.
They are better designed for FM reception. You can buy better units that are
better in other aspects, but if you listen to your FM radio a lot or travel
off road, like I do, you need good FM sensitivity.

The cheap FM signal boosters are not a replacement for an antenna. If you
can't fix/replace the existing antenna you should mount a new one where you
can.

Scott




- -----Original Message-----
From:Ken Raymond [SMTP:capnken ma.ultranet.com]
Sent:Thursday, July 05, 1990 1:47 AM
To:80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject:Re: FTE 80-96 - Radio reception

Hey Bud, I read one reply to your query that said FM
stations don't need an antenna, this is not true and he is a
moron. How far away from you are the FM stations you listen
to? Hills and mountains make a difference too, they can
block or partially block reception on the other side. If the
stations you listen to are lets say 40 or 50 miles distant
you probably need a signal booster. there are different
manufacturers of these and of course you get what you pay
for, but you will want to have at least 10 dB gain more is
better in this case. follow the installation instructions
that come with whatever device you decide on. also most
radios have an antenna tuning adjustment that is usually a
small screw head some where on the radio (you will have to
remove the radio for this) and this should be marked, might
say ant. or ant. trim or tun, something like that. This
little adjustment can make a big difference. Of course you
should make sure that your antenna is connected properly (no
breaks or cracks in the coax) that your antenna is firmly
attached to the fender (ground) and for FM reception your
antenna should be around 30 inches. hope this helps


Ken Raymond
- -----Original Message-----
From: Bud Dean
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, May 22, 1999 10:28 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Radio reception


>I know this has been asked before. I searched the archives
with no
>success....
>
>Anyway, I have a '92 f250 5.8L with a standard amfm
cassette. radio
>reception has always been poor at best. I recall someone
mentioned a signal
>booster from Wal-Mart?
>
>Could someone please enlighten me as to the steps to take,
grounding etc. to
>check the radio, and what kind of signal booster and where
to attach same..
>
>Thanks in advance,
>
>Bud Dean
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 13:32:04 -0400
From: Doug Tinsman
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Banks POWERPACK

Anyone have any experience with Banks POWERPACK for gas engines.

You can get to Banks
Site..............http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.getpower.com/GBford.html

I have a 97 F350 460 auto 4x4 with 3:55 gears. Considering the Banks
POWERPACK for this truck, but before I spend the $1,700.00 thought i
would get some opinions.

Thanks,
Doug

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 13:35:23 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Radio reception

>Those cheap FM signal boosters are worthless, they only amplify what ever
>you are currently hearing including the static. The time to use one is if
>your radio can pick up a signal most of the time but cuts out at certain
>locations. Other than that only the much more expensive ones with noise
>reduction work and they reduce frequency response.
>
>The antenna is what is important. A good antenna is the heart of any radio.
>30 inches is close to the middle of the FM dial. The formula for finding th=
e
>correct length is 936/f (in MHz) =3D wavelength in feet. Then divide the
>wavelength by 4 and multiply it by 12 to convert to inches. So if your
>favorite station is 100 MHz on the FM dial you would do this:
>936/100/4x12=3D28.08 inches, or about 28-1/16 inches. The reason you divide
>the wavelength by 4 is to obtain resonance at =BA wavelength which is the p=
eak
>of the signal. =BA wavelength antennas require a good ground so if your
>antenna wire(or coax) shield is not grounded at the fender mount you will
>suffer poor reception.
>
>The brand of radio you buy is important also, look at the specifications
>before you buy it and pick one with the best FM sensitivity. The lower the
>number the better the reception. I purchase the Pioneer SuperTuner models.
>They are better designed for FM reception. You can buy better units that ar=
e
>better in other aspects, but if you listen to your FM radio a lot or travel
>off road, like I do, you need good FM sensitivity.
>
>The cheap FM signal boosters are not a replacement for an antenna. If you
>can't fix/replace the existing antenna you should mount a new one where you
>can.
>
>Scott

What about AM radio? I listen to FM alot, but I also like to listen to Rush
Limbaugh and Art Bell on the AM. It seems many of the radios out there are
great for FM, but I think they have really skimped on AM these days. The
old old AM radios worked much better.

Is there any expert advice out there? Thanks.


Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 11:10:09 -0700
From: Vogt Family
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Engine RPM vs. Pedal Position

>
On Mon, 24 May 1999, Blake Malkamaki wrote:
>
> Our 89 F-250 diesel with a C-6 has the oposite proplem. It always
> downshifts too soon, making the engine scream too much. At 35 mph it can't
> make up its mind and goes up and down.
>
> Our 87 F-350 diesel has a B-W 4 speed and is so much more comfortable to
> drive than the automatic. If not pulling hard, that diesel will chug right
> along at 1000 rpm.
>
> I am really begining to hate automatics.

Don't hate the automatic, just fix the problem! There is a vacuum
regulator on the side of the injection pump that tells the tranny when
to shift. You need to get the gaging block, a vacuum gauge, a hand
pump, and adjust it. I would have done mine a long time ago, but mine's
not that bad and they put a phillips head screw behind the steel fuel
return line.

Birken
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 12:25:29 -0600
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Radio reception

Blake,

Commercial AM radio stations are in the .5 to 1.6 MHz range and the antenna
lengths are much greater so they, put simply, depending on the design, use a
coil inside the radio to make up the difference in length of the outside
antenna. The problem with that is the coil is inside the metal case of the
radio and the vehicle. The good news is the commercial AM radio frequencies
travel farther. In some cases commercial AM radio frequencies carry as far
as 1500 miles. FM frequencies, because they are higher, will not hug the
ground or bounce off the upper atmosphere. AM radio frequencies hug the
ground and have been known to travel around the world and be picked up by
the station who sent it a second later.

You may be right about the manufacturers not building AM radios to work as
well as they used to, it just isn't as in demand as FM is. To improve AM
reception you would need to put as long an antenna as you could. Possibly
one of those 108 inch whip CB antennas on your bumper. The more metal you
see, the better, when you are talking commercial AM radio frequencies.

My guess is you have a bad antenna connection or need a new radio. I would
check out the antenna connection first.

I have had little to no trouble picking up AM stations when traveling. If
you are experiencing trouble with local AM radio reception there may be
something wrong with your antenna/antenna mounting and or radio. At work
inside buildings is not a good place for AM. Just about everything in the
world interferes and blocks AM reception. Things like computers and any
electric motors will jam it.

I gave up listening to Rush at work, mostly because of my computer is in the
same room but also by the liberals who are not as tolerant of different life
styles as they claim to be. They only tolerate ideas that fit theirs so we
are not allowed to listen to Rush anymore because it offends one or two
people who work here. But enough of that.

There is some tuning you can do, like someone stated earlier, with the
antenna tuning/impedance matching coil on the back of some radios. But
sometimes this trimming coil is on the inside of the radio and requires that
you recognize impedance matching circuits to know which is the right one.
Being lazy, I would just use this as an excuse to replace it with a better
or newer radio.

Scott



What about AM radio? I listen to FM alot, but I also like to listen to Rush
Limbaugh and Art Bell on the AM. It seems many of the radios out there are
great for FM, but I think they have really skimped on AM these days. The
old old AM radios worked much better.

Is there any expert advice out there? Thanks.


Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 14:05:21 -0500
From: "James Petty"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 97 F350 crew cab 4X4

This weekend I'm going to pick up my F350 crew cab 4X4 power stroke 5
speed.
Anyone have any advice for me... I'm moving up from a 76 F150.

thanks !
James Petty

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 12:01:46 -0500
From: "David Anderson (EUS)"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - clicking

Mark, can you describe where these pipe fitting ferule nuts are located? I
assume you're talking passenger side of the engine. Can you see them from
the top of the engine or from underneath? On my '90, I don't see any of
those air injection rails that used to be so common. I guess they inject
air closer to the cat now. All I see from the top are the fuel injectors
and the intake manifold. Under that is the exhaust manifold. Maybe '90 is
very different than '96.
Thanks,
David Anderson

>>>>Had the same exact sound on my truck and it turned out to be coming from
the air
injection rack. It was basically a small exhaust leak at one of the pipe
fitting ferule
nuts on the head. I got lucky, since ford replaced the whole rack, ferules
and nuts
under the emissions warranty. They ended up having to remove intake manifold
assembly
just to get to it! Although a guy at my work had the same problem on his
truck. He just
bought a crows foot wrench and tightens them up every once in a while when
they get
loose.

Mark
'96 F150 I6 5spd>>>>
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 15:30:50 -0600
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - F250 CAD drawings

Amos,

Got good news and bad news about your search for a 3D CAD Ford truck model.

The good news is I found it at the following web sites:

Viewpoint Digital: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.viewpoint.com
Abscissa:http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://patriot.net/~abscissa


They are in AutoCAD format, R12 I think.

The bad news is they want big bucks for them. Somewhere in the ball park of
3000 bucks!

I didn't have the chance to look at everything and they're some models
available for free. A free one I did see was a semi. The detail was quite
nice and even had the right colors. (which obviously you could change if you
wanted)

I will keep looking and maybe something will come up but until then you can
check them out and see if you find anything free or maybe email them with
your story and see if they feel charitable to your cause. As long as you
agree to not distribute it they might just give one to you.

Good Luck!
Scott
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Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 17:49:35 -0700
From: "Evan Tait"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 97 F350 crew cab 4X4

ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- ----- Original Message -----
From: James Petty
To:
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 12:05 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 97 F350 crew cab 4X4


> This weekend I'm going to pick up my F350 crew cab 4X4 power stroke 5
> speed.
> Anyone have any advice for me... I'm moving up from a 76 F150.
>
> thanks !
> James Petty
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 19:49:44 -0500
From: "Joel Thomas"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 6" lift

Is a 6" lift very hard to put on for the little over average backyard
mechanic, I am talking about the skyjacker 6" for my 84 F-150.
not new radius arms but drop downs and blocks for the rear.
I talked to a shop here in town and they sad that the steering will be fine
if you do the installation right with all needed components, but they said
it would cost 1000$ to get them to do it, and if I could do it it would be
around 500$ seems I would save a lot.
well, how hard is it??

please e-mail me directly.

Joel Thomas mailto:treefort prodigy.net
1984 F-150, 351W, 9", T-18,
engine inline for performance tune-up
carb,intake,cam,heads(maybe)
any help appreciated.
Little Rock,Ar





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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 19:52:46 -0500
From: "Joel Thomas"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - seats

In my 84 F-150 i have a vinyl bench seat all the way across and no fold
downs in the middle just a plain jane bench seat.
is the any bucket seats out of anything that will fit into my truck with
only
minor changes I really need a bucket seat so I can use a console, and I
really need a consoel to put stuff in and for the cupholders. people who
own fords with benches, probably feel my pain about having no storage
and/or cupholders. thanks for the help,

please e-mail directly
Joel Thomas mailto:treefort prodigy.net
1984 F-150, 351W, 9", T-18,
engine inline for performance tune-up
carb,intake,cam,heads(maybe)
any help appreciated.
Little Rock,Ar





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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 21:34:21 -0400
From: "Steve"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - seats

J.C. Whitney has just what you're looking for. They are cloth seats built
by Qualitex. Steel Horse also has some great looking leather seats, but
they are for the '87 or newer. I'm not sure what the difference is. Does
anyone know? I'd really like to put some nice leather in my '82!!

Steve

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Joel Thomas
To:
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 8:52 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - seats


> In my 84 F-150 i have a vinyl bench seat all the way across and no fold
> downs in the middle just a plain jane bench seat.
> is the any bucket seats out of anything that will fit into my truck with
> only
> minor changes I really need a bucket seat so I can use a console, and I
> really need a consoel to put stuff in and for the cupholders. people who
> own fords with benches, probably feel my pain about having no storage
> and/or cupholders. thanks for the help,
>
> please e-mail directly
> Joel Thomas mailto:treefort prodigy.net
> 1984 F-150, 351W, 9", T-18,
> engine inline for performance tune-up
> carb,intake,cam,heads(maybe)
> any help appreciated.
> Little Rock,Ar
>
>
>
>
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 21:38:36 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Engine RPM vs. Pedal Position

>Don't hate the automatic, just fix the problem! There is a vacuum
>regulator on the side of the injection pump that tells the tranny when
>to shift. You need to get the gaging block, a vacuum gauge, a hand
>pump, and adjust it. I would have done mine a long time ago, but mine's
>not that bad and they put a phillips head screw behind the steel fuel
>return line.

Do you know which way to move the vacuum regulator to change the shift pattern?

thanks.

Blake
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 22:08:05 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Engine missing (now detination- knock detector?)

>Thanks. I bought some new ones and am going out to put them on right now.
>Will report the results tomorrow.
>
>The coil wire already went bad and I replaced it with another one I had.
>The rest of the wires are from the same set so they are most likely bad.
>They are not the originals, but are Advance Auto replacements from Jan
>1996. My original wires on my 78 F-150 lasted more than 15 years.

Well I think I have the problem solved. No more missing.

But now my engine is knocking under load. It has never done this since I
have owned it, but today started. It has the same 87 octane gasoline that I
have been running all along. Could improving the spark cause detonation in
the cylinders? I can't see how it correlates.

Question: Does the 302 in an '88 F-150 have a knock detector?

Blake

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 22:46:50 EDT
From: Mobilepdr aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Black exhaust

No converters would probably do it............black sooty residue
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 22:50:00 EDT
From: Mobilepdr aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Engine RPM vs. Pedal Position

No adjustment by vacuum on mine i got totally electronic brain that
controls shifting ..............and the chip i added adjusts shifting
time.....
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 23:00:04 EDT
From: Lwskywalk aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - seats

man you aint kiddin....bench seat is comin out of my 94 150 and im puttin in
buckets also.....there are seats available im goin to try to stay with the
same yr model seats as my truck just cause i dont know what will fit...

good luck

luke
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 21:55:31 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Engine RPM vs. Pedal Position

Ding-

You are right. Constantly shifting in/out of OD is not good for the tranny.
Lock it out.

Tell me, ever work for Shell Oil in the UK?

At 22:35 24/05/99 EDT, you wrote:
>I must agree i have a 5.0 (302) also and it goes into OD way way to
>early i'll be cruising on the back country S roads and i'll be doing 40-45
>and it'll drop into OD and drop the rpm's to 1400 rpms it sucks...Then you
>gotta either turn off the OD button or hit the gas at least half way
>down..and then i run into the same question you have running with the OD off
>it runs a lil higher around 2000-2200 which yes will burn more gas...Then if
>you were to leave it in OD and just grandma it...But i believe continous
>switching of the tranny in and out of OD is just a waste of
>time/heat/unecessary wear...so leave it off until you basically hit 45 or
>so............ding
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Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton
'63 Buick Riviera
'80 Ford F-150
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 22:26:28 -0500
From: "Harris, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - 97 F350 crew cab 4X4

I am so jealous! You will love it! I have a '98 F550 with the powerstroke
engine. It's got a big work bed and tops out at around 16,000# and it will
get up and go especially in the midrange and top out around 90 mph if I have
room. I also love the tight turning radius. The truck is around 14 feet
long and will turn inside our extended cab F250's that are only about 10
feet. No problems so far!

> -----Original Message-----
> From:James Petty [SMTP:pettyjr mail.auburn.edu]
> Sent:Tuesday, May 25, 1999 2:05 PM
> To:80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject:FTE 80-96 - 97 F350 crew cab 4X4
>
> This weekend I'm going to pick up my F350 crew cab 4X4 power stroke 5
> speed.
> Anyone have any advice for me... I'm moving up from a 76 F150.
>
> thanks !
> James Petty
>
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 22:11:34 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 97 F350 crew cab 4X4

Cool!

My advice:
1) Keep the special additive in the cooling system up to proper
concentration to prevent cavitation damage.

2) Don't run out of fuel (don't push it on an empty tank).

At 14:05 25/05/99 -0500, you wrote:
>This weekend I'm going to pick up my F350 crew cab 4X4 power stroke 5
>speed.
>Anyone have any advice for me... I'm moving up from a 76 F150.
>

Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton
'63 Buick Riviera
'80 Ford F-150
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 22:14:16 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - seats

1. Go to junk yard, bring money.

2. Bring home "new" seats and bolt in.

At 19:52 25/05/99 -0500, you wrote:
>In my 84 F-150 i have a vinyl bench seat all the way across and no fold
>downs in the middle just a plain jane bench seat.
>is the any bucket seats out of anything that will fit into my truck with
>only
>minor changes I really need a bucket seat so I can use a console, and I
>really need a consoel to put stuff in and for the cupholders. people who
>own fords with benches, probably feel my pain about having no storage
>and/or cupholders. thanks for the help,
>
>please e-mail directly
>Joel Thomas mailto:treefort prodigy.net
>1984 F-150, 351W, 9", T-18,
>engine inline for performance tune-up
>carb,intake,cam,heads(maybe)
>any help appreciated.
>Little Rock,Ar
>
>
>
>
>
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Jim Cannon
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'29 Ford Model A Phaeton
'63 Buick Riviera
'80 Ford F-150
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 22:17:42 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Engine missing (now detination- knock detector?)

Separate those new ignition wires! You are knocking due to cross firing. If
you can't separate them, reroute them.

At 22:08 25/05/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>Thanks. I bought some new ones and am going out to put them on right now.
>>Will report the results tomorrow.....


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