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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - OD boggs engine
Re: FTE 80-96 -? about thermostats and temps
Re: FTE 80-96 - 6.9 Banks Diesel
FTE 80-96 - Another EFI dilemma
Re: FTE 80-96 - Problems Driving
Re: FTE 80-96 - Problems Driving
Re: FTE 80-96 - Poly spring bushings
FTE 80-96 - E4OD
Re: FTE 80-96 - E4OD
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rancho suspension on a '93 Bronco
FTE 80-96 - My Ford repairs
RE: FTE 80-96 - overheating 4.9L
FTE 80-96 - Re: overheating 4.9L
Re: FTE 80-96 - help with Radiator bushings and bolts
Re: [Re: FTE 80-96 - Poly spring bushings]
Re: [Re: FTE 80-96 - Poly spring bushings]
FTE 80-96 - RE: Fan Clutch!
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rancho suspension on a '93 Bronco
Re: FTE 80-96 - Problems Driving
Re: FTE 80-96 -? about thermostats and temps
Re: FTE 80-96 -? about thermostats and temps

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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 06:49:10 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - OD boggs engine

In a message dated 6/2/99 10:58:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
troyw netzero.net writes:


the non-limited slip? That's a term I ain't heard used yet. >>
Troy,
On the rear axle, the terms Limited Slip and Posi are used most. The Limited
slip is when you have a clutch type system in the rear axle housing that
sends torque from a slipping wheel to the wheel that isn't slipping. The
Posi-traction rear end sends power to both wheels at the same time,
regardless of traction. Then again, you could be worse off and have a
"pegleg" which means you are only pushing with one wheel all the time, like
mine. I am not sure what the designation on the axle tag is for the posi set
but the limited slip designation will be on there like this
8.8 LS 3.55 The last set of numbers designating gear ratio for your axle.
Hope i have helped,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 06:53:11 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 -? about thermostats and temps

On the Tstat issue, I personally have tried several in my beefed up 5.0. I
have been happiest with the 180 degree. The 160 is really way too cold for
the EECIV, unless you live in a REALLY hot climate. It just doesnt allow the
engine to get the sensors warm enough to give it accurate readings and causes
the computer to run in bypass mode because the readings its getting are not
within its settings.
By the way when I say beefed up, I am running upward of 330 horsepower in my
truck.
Later,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
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Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 09:10:38 -0400
From: Andre Roy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 6.9 Banks Diesel

Ed Greenberg wrote:
>
> I found this on AutoTrader:
>
> 1985 FORD F350 CREWCAB - 6.9 banks turbo diesel, 4spd, PS, AC, tilt, cruise,
> tu - tone paint blue & white, sliding rear window, custom wheels, dock
> bumper, tow pkg, super nice truck, $6495, lic #3C73213, Karz Plus RV, 1605
> National City Blvd, (619)477 - 4100 or (619)809 - 3475 (619)-477-4100.
>
> What is a "Banks Turbo Diesel"?
>
Banks is a company that sells aftermarket turbo kits for diesel engines.
Quite reputable as far as I know.

> What is a "dock bumper"?
>
It's a boat? ;-) Likely a large bumper for baking up to loading docks.
But that's a guess.
- --
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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 07:59:16 -0400
From: Mark_Halpain ingerrand.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Another EFI dilemma

Bob Kennedy,
When my truck started to die it had just enough spark to make it
cough. After it died there was nothing.

Mark Halpain


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Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 08:29:30 -0500
From: Edward Saunders
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Problems Driving

Actually yes I did replace the filter before the fuel pump. Do you think maybe
the new pump damaged the filter?
Thanks,
Ed Saunders 86 F-150 302

"Harris, Scott" wrote:

> On my '85 302, one of the first signs of my fuel filter getting dirty is it
> bogging at high-rpm or hard acceleration. That is my sign to replace it. I
> figure you already did that but that was the only thing I could think of....
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Edward Saunders [SMTP:pucker21 usit.net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 4:33 PM
> > To: Ford 86-96
> > Subject: FTE 80-96 - Problems Driving
> >
> > Hi,
> > I have an 86 F-150, with a 302 in it. I recently rebuilt the motor and
> > had it bored .040 over. I bought a new distributer, rotor, cap, wires,
> > and put Bosch Platnum spark plugs in. The problem I'm having is that
> > under higher RPM's it bogs down, like its missing or even running out of
> > gas. I have checked the timing, and it is right on. I'm getting spark
> > and gas. It seems to be worse under load, thats why I changed out the
> > ignition parts. To explain better when it happens I'll explain as if it
> > has a 4 barrel carb (of course its fuel injected). It idles awesome,
> > runs smooth, and accelerates fine if I'm accelerating slow and easy, as
> > if I were only opening the throttle enough to open 2 butterflies. If
> > I'm accelerating hard, or running along and go to pass or climb a hill,
> > which would open all 4 butterflies, that's when it starts to sputter and
> > bog down. I have recently replaced the high pressure fuel pump. I
> > didn't replace the 2 in the tanks, because I assumed that if I'm getting
> > gas at all they are working. I don't have a check engine light so I
> > don't know if I'm getting any codes.
> >
> > Also on a different note. My truck has 15X6 inch rims. I recently
> > bought 15X10 inch rims to accomodate the 32 11.50's. My old rims don't
> > hit on my calipers, but the new ones do. Why is this? They are both 15
> > inches.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Ed Saunders 1986 F-150 302
> >
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Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 08:31:52 -0500
From: Edward Saunders
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Problems Driving

What should the voltage out be? And how do I check this? (other than
grabbing it with my teeth : ) )
Thanks,
Ed Saunders 86 F-150 302

Jim Cannon wrote:

> Check coil voltage out.
>
> Check for plugged cat.
>
> At 16:33 02/06/99 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hi,
> >I have an 86 F-150, with a 302 in it. I recently rebuilt the motor and
> >had it bored .040 over. I bought a new distributer, rotor, cap, wires,
> >and put Bosch Platnum spark plugs in. The problem I'm having is that
> >under higher RPM's it bogs down, like its missing or even running out of
> >gas. I have checked the timing, and it is right on. I'm getting spark
> >and gas. It seems to be worse under load, thats why I changed out the
> >ignition parts. To explain better when it happens I'll explain as if it
> >has a 4 barrel carb (of course its fuel injected). It idles awesome,
> >runs smooth, and accelerates fine if I'm accelerating slow and easy, as
> >if I were only opening the throttle enough to open 2 butterflies. If
> >I'm accelerating hard, or running along and go to pass or climb a hill,
> >which would open all 4 butterflies, that's when it starts to sputter and
> >bog down. I have recently replaced the high pressure fuel pump. I
> >didn't replace the 2 in the tanks, because I assumed that if I'm getting
> >gas at all they are working. I don't have a check engine light so I
> >don't know if I'm getting any codes.
> >
> >Also on a different note. My truck has 15X6 inch rims. I recently
> >bought 15X10 inch rims to accomodate the 32 11.50's. My old rims don't
> >hit on my calipers, but the new ones do. Why is this? They are both 15
> >inches.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Ed Saunders 1986 F-150 302
> >
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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: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 08:42:56 -0500
From: Steve Randa
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Poly spring bushings

I'm not sure but you might be able to get an answer from the guys that
require ladders to get in theirs.?????


Matthew Banevich wrote:
>
> Steve Randa wrote:
> >
> > I went with the Energy Suspension pieces when I lowered my truck.
>
> WHY WOULD ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND EVER WANT TO DO THAT !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 08:51:27 -0500
From: Steve Randa
Subject: FTE 80-96 - E4OD

Anyone ever put a E4OD in an earlier truck that didn't have an
electronic tranny. Are AODEs too weak for trucks? I've been talking to
Baumann Engineering and they said that AODs could be made equivilant
(not better) to an AODE provided you drop an insane amount of money into
them. So why bother. They said the E4OD is 6" longer than the AOD. Geez!
I guess a different driveshaft length would be in order.

Steve Randa
'84 F150
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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 10:19:45 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E4OD

Steve,
I have the AODE/4R70W in my 5.0L powered 1994 F150 Extended cab/Flareside. I
am pushing close to 330 hp before I hit the goose juice. I spent about $600
in Art Carr parts and let me tell you...all I need now is a great torque
convertor and I am set. This tranny is electronically controlled of course,
but with the right chip and convertor, I will have NO problems at all with
the power and torque I am pushing now.
To give you an example, I drive my truck everyday in Atlanta, GA traffic, I
use my truck for work hauling pretty decent loads, and I race it on the
weekends. When I race, I launch at 2000-2500 rpm. Presently I am running
9.2-9.6 in the 1/8th mile, and my best 1/4 time is 14.9 at over 90 mph. Not
too shabby for a 5050lb truck huh?
They can handle it and the price of the parts for strengthening is not really
that much, the labor to make it that way is. If you want the part numbers and
who to call, email me off list, I have all the info on it.
Later,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 07:24:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: bill jiminez
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rancho suspension on a '93 Bronco

Rough Country and EZRide both make new leaf kits that provide the 4"
lift in the rear. There are plenty of manufacturers out there, just
pick up a copy of four wheeler and look at the ads. Good luck..

Bill Jiminez

- --- Edward Saunders wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm just curious where you got the rear leaf
> springs. I have an 86 F-150,
> and would like to replace the rear springs when I
> lift it. I'm having a
> hard time just trying to find the stock springs,
> without lift. I would like
> to kill two birds with one stone and just get the
> right springs, if you have
> any info on it.
>
> Thanks,
> Ed Saunders 86 F-150 302
>
> bill jiminez wrote:
>
> > Hey Francisco, I have had a lot of good luck with
> my setup on my full
> > size 84 XLT Bronco. I have a Skyjacker Series II
> 4" lift, along with
> > quad Rancho RS9000 setup in the front and dual in
> the rear. Of course
> > I have the compressor setup along with them and
> have had nothing but
> > good experiences with them. I thought at first
> that it might have been
> > too stiff of a ride with the quad shocks up front,
> but it balanced out
> > very well. If you are going for a lift, stay away
> from blocks in the
> > rear, I already cracked 2 in the rear, and the
> wheel hop was
> > unbearable. I went with new leaves that added 4
> inches in the rear and
> > ditched the blocks. The wheel hop is gone, and
> the performance is much
> > better in general. Hope this helped.
> >
> > Bill Jiminez
> >
> > --- "Francisco J. Pance"
> wrote:
> > > Hello Everybody:
> > >
> > > Has anyone had any experience installing a full
> > > Rancho suspension sys
> > > (with quad shocks up front & dash-mounted
> control)
> > > on a late model
> > > Bronc?
> > > Are these suspensions any good?
> > > I'd appreciate any comments & info on the topic.
> > >
> > > Thanx a bunch,
> > >
> > > Frank
> > > linguacorp true.net
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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 10:35:30 -0500
From: "Steve Hansen"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - My Ford repairs

I thought I would ramble on about the recent repairs I have just
accomplished to my 92-F-250. 95,000 miles. Unfortunately, most of it was
done while home with my parents on vacation, so I am not sure if I had a
real vacation, but there was allot of quality time under the truck with my
dad...
A few weeks before I left the front tank fuel sender went crazy, then a tank
later it showed empty. Now this truck being my first with fuel injection, I
was concerned with the legendary "clogged injectors", and asked the Ford
shop about it. The Mechanic asked me where I bought gas and I told him
Conoco, and he told me " they put enough cleaners in their gas and that
clogged injectors wouldn't be a problem, but that there gas could carrode
the float in the tank." this was just over 5 years ago. On the trip home I
almost lost a rear tire, and it ended up breaking off a stud. I made sure
the rest of the lugs were tight and made it to Oregon. Dad and I dropped the
tank and bought a new sender ($30.) Dad, having removed his tank 3 times for
a bad fuel pump knew all the shortcuts to getting the tank off easily. The
old sender ohmed out bad and the float was full of gas. That solved that
problem. The rear axle came out easily, but the brake drum was a SOB to get
off, and the Ford was ready to go again.
Dad and I drove downtown, and on the way home the engine RPM went higher
than it should have while climbing a hill. The clutch was slipping.. So we
tore into it. Damn that transmission is heavy! $170-230 for a clutch pack,
depending on the thro-out bearing needed. Borrowed the neighbors
transmission jack and put it into place (all this time I was wishing for my
air compressor and air tools at home in North Dakota) With the drive shaft
off and the transmission cross member set into place, we started the truck.
A ominous Tick tick tick from the bellhousing. I could see a bit of metal
filings coming from the inspection hole. Darn. Pull it back apart and
discover that the new pressure plate is hitting a rib on the transmission.
not critical, so a little creative work with a 4" grinder and re assembled
the truck. Bled the clutch, and all is good!
Drove back to ND, and a few days after the trip the truck is vibrating.
Feels like my dad's old truck, and after he did all the wheels and tires
balance, he discovered a u-joint bearing bad, not loose, but the bearings
were dust. So I bought 3 new u-joints and tore into it. The first joint I
tore apart, 2 of the 4 bearings were nothing but gravel, all the rest were
worn but ok. The vibration is now gone.
My next job is to re-build the brakes, with 98,000 miles now on the truck I
feel it's time. I hope my lessons help someone out there.
Steve,
1992 F-250
1950 F-1

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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 09:19:11 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - overheating 4.9L

Attached is a brief consolidation of the fan clutch test procedure from my
Popular Mechanics CD...

Some other things to look for are:
A. How well the cooling "fins" (for lack of the propper term) are attached
to the radiator core's tubes. If these "fins" have seperated from the
core's tubes, heat transfer to the air passing through the core will be
degraded.
B. Proper size and placement of fan shroud. The shroud is a vital
component, as it directs the air flow thru the radiator, and ensures that
the fan's operation is more effective.
C. Proper clearance (stand-off) between the front edge of fan blades and the
radiator core.

Per Popular Mechanics:
TO CHECK THE FAN CLUTCH, perform the following tests, starting with an
engine that is COLD (and hasn't been run for the last 3 hours or more).
1. Ensure that A/C and heater (and fans, etc.) are off.
2. BEFORE STARTING ENGINE: Rotate fan and clutch assembly by hand. It
should have some viscous drag, but should rotate smoothly the full 360
degrees. Replace clutch if it - A: Doesn't turn smoothly; B: Doesn't turn
at all; C: Has no viscous drag at all with cold engine.
3. Fan clutch bearing can be checked by grabbing a fan blade at the upper
most point of rotation (use thumb and forefinger only) and lightly pull fan
blade toward the radiator, then push it back toward the engine. Total
rocking movement of fan blade should be no more than 5mm with 8oz of force
applied (and dont ask me how to measure the force applied). Otherwise, the
clutch needs to be replaced.
4. Start the engine. The fan clutch should be engaged when starting a cold
engine, and that distinctive "ROAR" should be heard. After no more than 5
minutes of operation, the viscous fluid inside the clutch should have been
pushed into the reservoir, and the fan clutch should disengage, the roar
should no longer be heard. Fan clutch should then re-engage after no more
than 5 additional minutes. If operation of fan clutch dosen't follow along
this scenario, it should be replaced.

Good Luck...

Todd

- -----Original Message-----
From: S Spaulding [mailto:ss80xt worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 1999 4:14 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - overheating 4.9L


Trevor,

Regardless of the condition of the fan clutch, it will only impact low
speed operation. There is sufficient air flow at high speeds to cool
the radiator.

Assuming that the outside of the radiator isn't blocked, it is much more
likely that the problem is a result of poor heat transfer from the
coolant to the radiator core. This would be from a buildup of scale
(which acts as an insulator) on the inner surfaces, or from blockage in
the tubes.

At lower engine speeds, the coolant has more time to transfer its heat
to the surface, so it is less of a problem.

Flushing, in many cases, will not correct the scaling problem, so a
replacement radiator is probably in order. One thing you can try is to
lower the concentration of the coolant slightly. Water can transfer
heat more quickly than any of the glycols. Don't go too far, though,
and make sure your cap is holding pressure.

Steve S.

"T.Gill" wrote:
>
> I have a 93 f-150 4x4 without a/c and a manual transmission. During warm
> weather after about 20 minutes of highway driving, less if carrying a
load.
> The engine temp slowly creeps up near the red line. Had the cooling system
> flushed and filled in the fall. Changed the thermostat couple of days ago
> and had the cooling system pressure checked. No difference. To me it seems
> the fan doesn't 'roar' like it should when the engine is hot. Do these
> symptoms sound like a fan clutch problem or a radiator problem? How do you
> check a fan clutch? Thanks for your time.
>
> Trevor Gill
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Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 12:09:50 -0700
From: Vogt Family
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: overheating 4.9L

> On Wed, 02 Jun 1999, S Spaulding wrote:
>
> Regardless of the condition of the fan clutch, it will only impact low
> speed operation. There is sufficient air flow at high speeds to cool
> the radiator.

Just a nit pick, but I wouldn't say this is universally true...the other
day it was about 95 out, I was crusing up a pretty good grade on the
interstate at about 70 mph with the AC on. The fan clutch engaged and
disengaged 3 times. At that speed and RPM, it makes an awful lot of
noise...what makes me think that it was doing a good bit of cooling is
that it would shut off after about a minute.

Birken
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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 15:54:18 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - help with Radiator bushings and bolts

Someone contacted me a few days ago about the radiator attachement bushings I
have and the accompanying bolts. Unfortunaltely my comp crashed for a day
and i lost the email. Please recontact me
Bob
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Date: 3 Jun 99 13:06:20 PDT
From: William Berninghausen
Subject: Re: [Re: FTE 80-96 - Poly spring bushings]

Matthew Banevich wrote:
> Steve Randa wrote:
> > =

> > I went with the Energy Suspension pieces when I lowered my truck. =

> =

> WHY WOULD ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND EVER WANT TO DO THAT !!!!!!!!!!!!
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What, buy Energy Suspension pieces? As good as any, I guess.

What, lower a truck? Maybe Steve has a crippled wife like mine, who can'=
t
climb into a truck that's lifted, even with a ladder.

We modify vehicles to meet an individual need which is not subject to you=
r
criticism, Matt. None of us have identical needs or the right to critici=
ze
the needs or choices of others. Find some manners and mind'em.

Bill in Portland

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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 16:24:11 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: [Re: FTE 80-96 - Poly spring bushings]

In a message dated 6/3/99 4:08:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
berninghausen netscape.net writes:


- -----
What, buy Energy Suspension pieces? As good as any, I guess.
What, lower a truck? Maybe Steve has a crippled wife like mine, who can' t
climb into a truck that's lifted, even with a ladder.
We modify vehicles to meet an individual need which is not subject to your
criticism, Matt. None of us have identical needs or the right to criticize
the needs or choices of others. Find some manners and mind'em.
Bill in Portland

Bill,
Amen Brother! We all have our own personal tastes and attitudes toward our
trucks. I like mine lowered and haulin A$$. Some like to beat em up and some
just drive them normally until the wheels fall off. But no matter how we feel
opinions are just sometimes not wanted or needed, I will defend your right to
say it as this is an open forum, but the attitude or HOW you say it may be
questioned.
Later,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 15:16:59 -0500
From: "Dave Harmier"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: Fan Clutch!

>Your fan clutch is gone. No roar no fan clutch. I replaced mine with the
>biggest one I could get (they are universal for most domestic v-8) only
down
>side is that it never disengages but I would rather have a cool engine
than
>a hot one. Great for slow going off road.

I MUST comment...when my A/C (Ya GOTTA have it in Texas!!!) got fixed,
the shop put on a clutch that NEVER disengaged, roared like CRAZY!!!
And as an aside, I couldn't rev over 3000rpm +-!

I got one from Hi Lo /O'Rielly that roars just fine when hot, but shuts up
on the highway. I can get more rpm when needed, and I can stand
to drive far. I will sell the Big one for cheap!!!!

I'd rather hear than have an ULTRA cool engine!

Dave H.
Houston, TX

p.s. I won't be back 'til Sunday, going to Oklahoma.
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Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 17:18:22 -0500
From: Edward Saunders
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rancho suspension on a '93 Bronco

thanks

bill jiminez wrote:

> Rough Country and EZRide both make new leaf kits that provide the 4"
> lift in the rear. There are plenty of manufacturers out there, just
> pick up a copy of four wheeler and look at the ads. Good luck..
>
> Bill Jiminez
>
> --- Edward Saunders wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm just curious where you got the rear leaf
> > springs. I have an 86 F-150,
> > and would like to replace the rear springs when I
> > lift it. I'm having a
> > hard time just trying to find the stock springs,
> > without lift. I would like
> > to kill two birds with one stone and just get the
> > right springs, if you have
> > any info on it.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Ed Saunders 86 F-150 302
> >
> > bill jiminez wrote:
> >
> > > Hey Francisco, I have had a lot of good luck with
> > my setup on my full
> > > size 84 XLT Bronco. I have a Skyjacker Series II
> > 4" lift, along with
> > > quad Rancho RS9000 setup in the front and dual in
> > the rear. Of course
> > > I have the compressor setup along with them and
> > have had nothing but
> > > good experiences with them. I thought at first
> > that it might have been
> > > too stiff of a ride with the quad shocks up front,
> > but it balanced out
> > > very well. If you are going for a lift, stay away
> > from blocks in the
> > > rear, I already cracked 2 in the rear, and the
> > wheel hop was
> > > unbearable. I went with new leaves that added 4
> > inches in the rear and
> > > ditched the blocks. The wheel hop is gone, and
> > the performance is much
> > > better in general. Hope this helped.
> > >
> > > Bill Jiminez
> > >
> > > --- "Francisco J. Pance"
> > wrote:
> > > > Hello Everybody:
> > > >
> > > > Has anyone had any experience installing a full
> > > > Rancho suspension sys
> > > > (with quad shocks up front & dash-mounted
> > control)
> > > > on a late model
> > > > Bronc?
> > > > Are these suspensions any good?
> > > > I'd appreciate any comments & info on the topic.
> > > >
> > > > Thanx a bunch,
> > > >
> > > > Frank
> > > > linguacorp true.net
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Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 20:06:50 -0500
From: Edward Saunders
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Problems Driving

I looked and I don't have a vacuum advance. Its electrical. If anybody has
any other ideas, I'm baffled.
Thanks,
Ed Saunders 86 F-150 302

Steve wrote:

> > under higher RPM's it bogs down, like its missing or even running out of
> > gas. I have checked the timing, and it is right on. I'm getting spark
>
> Sounds like it could be the vacuum advance!? Make sure your hose to the
> distributor is in good shape and try to run it off the manifold vacuum
> instead of the carb vacuum. With all the smog stuff, you could have a
> plugged vacuum valve or temp valve in the vacuum system.
>
> Steve
>
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Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 21:30:44 EDT
From: Mobilepdr aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 -? about thermostats and temps

In a message dated 6/3/99 4:02:58 AM Pacific Daylight Time, FLR150 aol.com
writes:


>>
I'm running a 180 degree thermostat now but she still pings on those
hot days at wide open throttle...........I live in pretty warm climate mostly
80''s i don't know i might just run 160 for the summer and fall switch back
to 195 and take out the chip just for a the cold season....ding
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Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 02:55:19 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 -? about thermostats and temps

>In a message dated 6/3/99 4:02:58 AM Pacific Daylight Time, FLR150 aol.com
>writes:
>
>
> >>
>I'm running a 180 degree thermostat now but she still pings on those
>hot days at wide open throttle...........I live in pretty warm climate mostly
>80''s i don't know i might just run 160 for the summer and fall switch back....


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