80-96-list-digest Thursday, June 10 1999 Volume 03 : Number 162



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Best Wax
Re: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax
FTE 80-96 - Gear Vendors Overdrive
Re: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax
Re: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax
Re: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax
FTE 80-96 - Re: Solid front axle, what year?
FTE 80-96 - SuperCab Rear Seat "lift kits"
FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96 94 Flareside Flashing airbag light
FTE 80-96 - Re:Flickering headlights
FTE 80-96 - 92 F-150 Oil pan gasket leaking
Re: FTE 80-96 - SuperCab Rear Seat "lift kits"
Re: FTE 80-96 - 92 F-150 Oil pan gasket leaking
RE: FTE 80-96 - Changing the radio '91
Re: FTE 80-96 - Gear Vendors Overdrive
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Solid front axle, what year?
FTE 80-96 - Headlights blinking
FTE 80-96 - Whats with my T.P.S.?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax
FTE 80-96 - headlights blinking
RE: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax

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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 06:51:14 EDT
From: Ardy2 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax

I had my 89 Ranger repainted about 2 months ago. I figure the paint has
thoroughly cured by now and am ready to give it a top notch wax job. Any
suggestions for brands? There are so many out there to choose from!

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Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 04:12:59 PDT
From: "Jim Kudulis"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax

I have found Xymol liquid to be the easiest to apply and gives the best
shine. Follow the directions and finish up with a squirt bottle of water
and a polishing cloth. You will be satisfied.
Jim


On Wed, 9 Jun 1999 06:51:14 EDT, Ardy2 aol.com wrote:

> I had my 89 Ranger repainted about 2 months ago. I figure the paint has
> thoroughly cured by now and am ready to give it a top notch wax job. Any

> suggestions for brands? There are so many out there to choose from!
>
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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 07:21:00 EDT
From: Jgearhead aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Gear Vendors Overdrive

Has anyone had any direct experience with a Gear Vendors Overdrive? Am
considering one for my F-250 with T-18 trans. Any comments? Advice?
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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 11:16:33 EDT
From: JSC721 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax

Hey Guys,
Dont waste your money on that junk wax in the store. Xymol is pretty
expensive and form what I hear does not work that well. If you want a durable
easy to use wax that you can use on any surface , and leaves a wet-looking
gloss thats inexpensive, than I have the wax for you.
Its called FLASH LIQUID PASTE WAX. It is a high quality wax. I am a ford
truck member, and also sell professional detailing products to car/truck
clubs dealers & detailing shops in the Tampa Bay, Fl area. I dont want to
play salesman on the list, but if you are interested check out my website:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.flashwax.com/
It will explain all. You can also see my E-250 work van on page 2 of my
website.

Joe/flashwax.com
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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 18:54:03 EDT
From: Lwskywalk aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax

DONT USE XYMOL its like 20 dollars a bottle. go with meguiar's its the best
in my opinion and for the best price... xymol is as good but a whole lot more
expensive. take your pic

luke
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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 18:54:03 EDT
From: Lwskywalk aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax

DONT USE XYMOL its like 20 dollars a bottle. go with meguiar's its the best
in my opinion and for the best price... xymol is as good but a whole lot more
expensive. take your pic

luke
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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 16:36:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: Casey Vandor
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Solid front axle, what year?

Thanks for the info. The one I saw was an 88, it looked very similar
(unfortunately not for sale) What is a track arm? I didn't see
anything really different between mine and the 88. Im just curious
what it is.

Thanks for the info!!

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All the spring mounts are the same on F250s and F350s. The F350 track
bar mount
bolts to the front crossmember, in place of one of the F250 TTB pivot brackets.
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Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 23:56:47 GMT
From: dwelder jps.net (W. Dean Welder)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - SuperCab Rear Seat "lift kits"

Anybody used one of these ('93 F250)? If so, is there any negative
impact to the usage of the seat? In other words does the seat still
fold flat? Anything else?

Thanks,
Dean


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Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 21:56:50 -0400
From: flagship worldnet.att.net
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: 80-96 94 Flareside Flashing airbag light

Wayne,

I had the same thing on my 94 Flareside. The 32 code is for a failure
in what I think they called a clock spring. I think you'll find your
horn doesn't work either. The repair is an easy do it yourselfer but
you need to pull the steering wheel. The part cost me a little over
$100 if I recall at the Ford dealer in Savannah. The clock spring
carries the voltage input from the items you mentioned (cruise, horn,
etc.) from the face of the steering wheel to the harness allowing the
steering wheel to be turned. Hope this helps. Email if you have any
questions.

Emil>



I am also having a problem with my airbag light flashing in the dash. It
is
> flashing a 32 code if that means anything, in conjunction with this, my
> cruise has stopped working also.
> Later
> Wayne Foy
> '94 Flareside SC
> "Hazardous Material"
>
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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 22:38:55 EDT
From: MadPoodle aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re:Flickering headlights

>I am having a problem with the headlights on my truck. After running the
>headlights for a short period of time, the headlights start to flicker on and
>off, no other running lights or tail lights, just the headlight beams
>themselves.

Have you pulled the switch out, and checked the plug behind it? PITA
I know, but mine was doing screwy things also, and when I pulled it out, the
connector plug had melted. Of course, Ford sells the harness, no plugs, but I
found a guy locally who got me a plug with connectors and short pigtails, and
spliced it in....

cya

Scott
92 Bronco
93 F250 SC


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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 23:01:10 EDT
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 92 F-150 Oil pan gasket leaking

Anyone have any tricks how to change this gasket? Any shortcuts would be a
great help. I'm going to put in a 1 piece neoprene job from Fel Pro.

Joe
Lost in Jersey
92 F-150 4x4 302/AOD
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 01:07:55 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - SuperCab Rear Seat "lift kits"

Dean,
I have used these on my F150 and my kids love it. I also enjoy the extra
space under the back seat. I got the 4" lift kit. It took about 2 hours to do
the whole exchange of brackets (by myself). The only complaint I have heard
is from my over 6ft tall stepbro, his head was against the headliner. But
then again my 5' 2" fiancee liked it due to the added sight level....go
figure.
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
Wayne's Page
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 01:19:47 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 92 F-150 Oil pan gasket leaking

Joe,
I hate to tell you buddy, but you bit off a big one here....On my buddy's
truck ('94 F150 2wd) they had to drop the ypipe, tranny cross member, tranny
and then the pan, while unhooking the oil pump hookup, then doing the gasket,
replacing the pickup and bolting all the other stuff back up. On the ground
with jacks and stands, tranny jack, and 2 guys, it took them almost 4-5
hours. He is on this list, Lwskywalk aol.com if you want to email him about
it. His name is Luke.
later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
Wayne's Page
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 01:17:18 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Changing the radio '91

>Paul,
>the 89 radio console pretty much just pops out, it is held in by press
>in clips around it(I believe there are four of them). I used a plastic
>putty knife and with slight pressure they popped out.I found them on the
>vertical portion of the console just below the upper corner and just
>above the lower corners.
>
>Eric

The radio is one of the few good things about working on these truck
interiors. I long for a steel dash and something to bolt to as in the
pre-80s.

Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 01:21:34 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Gear Vendors Overdrive

>Has anyone had any direct experience with a Gear Vendors Overdrive? Am
>considering one for my F-250 with T-18 trans. Any comments? Advice?

there is an article about ad-on overdrives in my latest 4 Wheel & Off Road.

Blake
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 01:24:22 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Solid front axle, what year?

>Thanks for the info. The one I saw was an 88, it looked very similar
>(unfortunately not for sale) What is a track arm? I didn't see
>anything really different between mine and the 88. Im just curious
>what it is.
>
>Thanks for the info!!

A track bar is a diagonal bar from the frame to the axle on coil sprung
solid axle Fords. I don't thing leaf sprung axles have them.

Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 01:26:38 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Headlights blinking

Well I got the problem solved, I replaced the headlight switch tonight and
let them stay on for quite a while, both while driving and idling, not a
flicker. Thanks to all those that responded.
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
Wayne's Page
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 01:35:09 EDT
From: VALPAC3 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Whats with my T.P.S.?

I have a 89 F-150 with E-FI and the RPMs kept on going way up and then way
down and sometimes even died when ever I would push in the clutch or idle for
a long peroid of time. finnaly one day it died and would not start again. I
took it in, thinking that it was the TPS, and had a new one put on. That was
2 weeks ago and it runs but it is still doing the same thing. What could be
the problem? What should I do?
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 01:46:59 EDT
From: BigFords1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax

I have used Meguiar's on my 84 F-150, i like it, it made a good shine.
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 09:28:10 +0200
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Bj=F8rnar?= Huse
Subject: FTE 80-96 - headlights blinking

My moms -92 Explorer did the same thing; all running lights and
taillights were A-Ok, but the headlights were flickering and finally
quit altogether. Switch was fried.

The fix: replace the switch and put relays in the circuit to prevent the
total 20-30 amps to go through the lightswitch itself.

Cheers!
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 01:59:03 -0500
From: "Harris, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Best Wax

I concur with Meguiar's. I use the #7, I think it is called "show car
glaze" or "new car glaze". It is safe for clearcoats and easy to apply and
buff off. Makes my '85 look great...

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