80-96-list-digest Sunday, January 10 1999 Volume 03 : Number 005



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - 81 F100 W/Strips
Re: FTE 80-96 - 81 F100 W/Strips
FTE 80-96 - brake light doesn't go out...
FTE 80-96 - RE: Catatonic Confuser (you know - Cat!)
Re: FTE 80-96 - brake light doesn't go out...
Re: FTE 80-96 - brake light doesn't go out...
FTE 80-96 - RE: '80 F-100 auto stuck outa' park
FTE 80-96 - Interior Parts for early 80's F series
Re: FTE 80-96 - Interior Parts for early 80's F series
Re: FTE 80-96 - RE: '80 F-100 auto stuck outa' park
Re: FTE 80-96 - 81 F100 W/Strips
Re: FTE 80-96 - Interior Parts for early 80's F series
FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS
Re: FTE 80-96 - Axle wrap, code reader, tranny, K+N, hypertech, flowmaster
FTE 80-96 - Re:Choice of thermostats again? Not!
FTE 80-96 - Computer codes

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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 11:28:32 EST
From: CarlO59017 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 81 F100 W/Strips

Anyone know of a good source for window channel w/strips for my 1981 F-100? I
don't mean the door weatherstrips - I mean the channels where the window rolls
up and down.

Any suggestions appreciated...
Carl in Ft Worth
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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 11:04:52 -0600
From: "Justen Noakes"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 81 F100 W/Strips

Cruthcfield catalog #622J..pg.101...$34.99
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Date: Saturday, January 09, 1999 10:40 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 81 F100 W/Strips


>Anyone know of a good source for window channel w/strips for my 1981 F-100?
I
>don't mean the door weatherstrips - I mean the channels where the window
rolls
>up and down.
>
>Any suggestions appreciated...
>Carl in Ft Worth
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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 09:09:03 -0800 (PST)
From: "Jay V."
Subject: FTE 80-96 - brake light doesn't go out...

Hey List!

91 F250 Supercab 4x4 7.3 diesel non-turbo

My brake light (the one that shows park brake status) recently started
coming on shortly after starting. I checked the fluid resevour and the
air pump for the vacuum source for the brake booster and both seem
fine. Fluid is just below the max line where it has always been, I
pulled the vacuum hose at the brake booster and it seems to be pulling
vacuum OK, sucks your finger right up to the end quite easily. I know
it isn't the E-brake switch because when the light is on and I set my
E-brake the light gets brighter. I can see no brake fluid leaks, and
the resevour stays the same. I'm stumped on this one, so if I'm
missing something obvious or there is something else to checkI'd sure
like any advice! My thought is that the problem is with te vacuum
pump, from reading in the manual where it says that if vacuum is below
a certain level the light will go on. Of course, before I replace it,
I'd like to be more sure.

Thanks!

..Jay

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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 11:43:52 -0600
From: "Dave Harmier"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: Catatonic Confuser (you know - Cat!)

> The Cat question is key!

Just remove it!!!! Or gut the insides out! If you plan on doing an
engine swap then you will probably want to do a dual exhaust anyway and
then you can worry about catostrophic inverters!

Chris

Chris, it is a DAMN sad fact that my truck is gonna HAVE to do the dreaded
"Sniff Test" in about 8 months (when I get tittle)

They'd fail me so fast if it weren't there, and probably upon sniffing if
gutted :-(, that since Cat prices are down well under $200, It just seems
common sense to replace.

However having driven it over 120 miles yesterday, it really doesn't run
too bad. Just 20 pounds or so of additional Torque would be HEAVEN!

Dave H.
92 F-150
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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 13:14:34 -0500
From: "Doug McGuinn"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - brake light doesn't go out...

Pull up on the emergency brake lever with your hand and see if the light
goes out. I had the same problem -- brake indicator light staying on. Turned
out the problem was that the emergency brake handle wasn't coming up far
enough when I released it to disengage the plunger that causes the light to
go out. I installed a spring on the brake release lever and attached the
other end to the underside of the dash. Problem solved.


- -----Original Message-----
From: Jay V.
To: 80-up Ford trucks
Date: Saturday, January 09, 1999 12:12 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - brake light doesn't go out...


>
>Hey List!
>
>91 F250 Supercab 4x4 7.3 diesel non-turbo
>
>My brake light (the one that shows park brake status) recently started
>coming on shortly after starting. I checked the fluid resevour and the
>air pump for the vacuum source for the brake booster and both seem
>fine. Fluid is just below the max line where it has always been, I
>pulled the vacuum hose at the brake booster and it seems to be pulling
>vacuum OK, sucks your finger right up to the end quite easily. I know
>it isn't the E-brake switch because when the light is on and I set my
>E-brake the light gets brighter. I can see no brake fluid leaks, and
>the resevour stays the same. I'm stumped on this one, so if I'm
>missing something obvious or there is something else to checkI'd sure
>like any advice! My thought is that the problem is with te vacuum
>pump, from reading in the manual where it says that if vacuum is below
>a certain level the light will go on. Of course, before I replace it,
>I'd like to be more sure.
>
>Thanks!
>
>..Jay
>
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>
>Jay VanValkenberg -- jayvanv teleport . com -- remove spaces to email.
>"Hardcore ATV'er" (thanks Don!) Honda TRX310R, TRX250X ; Suzuki LT80
> -- http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sub-rosa.com/jay -- Standard Disclaimers --
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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 16:08:16 EST
From: WoodStck45 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - brake light doesn't go out...

Jay,

You about said it all when you checked everything out that might be keeping
that light on. I din't know what else to check but i know something that
might make it go off. Un-hook your positve battery cable and let your truck
sit until the computer and all other capacitors drain. (usually about 10 to
15 minutes). if that isn't long enough then let it sit over night with the
cables off. after you do this the next time you start your truck let it sit
for 3 or 4 minutes so the computer can relearn your idle. try this and e-mail
me back and tell me if it works or not.

PAUL
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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 18:34:52 -0500
From: "Matthew J. Starr"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: '80 F-100 auto stuck outa' park

Hey guys and gals, I am kind of new to truck hobby so pardon my lack of
wisdom. I purchased an 1980 f-100 a couple of weeks back to avoid driving
my Mustang in the snow. I had it about two weeks then the shifter (it's an
automatic 3-spd, C-4 I think) got stuck between the reverse and 2nd gear
positions. I can not shift it into park, or first gear. The linkage
seemed to be clear under the truck. I would appreciate any help I could
get, thank you.

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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 18:41:05 -0500
From: "Matthew J. Starr"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Interior Parts for early 80's F series

Does anyone know where I can restoration parts for the interior of '80
F-100. It seems all parts suppliers go to '79 an stop. I need a new
dash(the current one is well beyond repair) and door panels. Any
manufacturers or websites would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Date: Sat, 09 Jan 1999 18:53:19 -0500
From: Mike Sloane
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Interior Parts for early 80's F series

I hate to suggest J.C. Whitney, but they do have interior door panels for
older Ford trucks. I rarely order from them, as I have heard that fit and
finish on exterior body panels leave a lot to be desired.

Mike

At 06:41 PM 1/9/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Does anyone know where I can restoration parts for the interior of '80
>F-100. It seems all parts suppliers go to '79 an stop. I need a new
>dash(the current one is well beyond repair) and door panels. Any
>manufacturers or websites would be appreciated. Thanks.
>
>
Mike Sloane, Allamuchy NJ
(msloane att.net)

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Date: Sat, 09 Jan 1999 16:16:09 -0800
From: Bob Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - RE: '80 F-100 auto stuck outa' park

Sounds like the shifter is bound up. The shifter linkage is probably held to
the lever by a retaining pin. May sure you chock the wheels. Remove the pin,
take the linkage out of the lever. Try moving the lever (on the transmission)
through it's range of operation, from Park to Low. If that works fine, try
doing the same for the linkage. One or the other is causing the problem.

Hope this helps.

Bob


"Matthew J. Starr" wrote:

> Hey guys and gals, I am kind of new to truck hobby so pardon my lack of
> wisdom. I purchased an 1980 f-100 a couple of weeks back to avoid driving
> my Mustang in the snow. I had it about two weeks then the shifter (it's an
> automatic 3-spd, C-4 I think) got stuck between the reverse and 2nd gear
> positions. I can not shift it into park, or first gear. The linkage
> seemed to be clear under the truck. I would appreciate any help I could
> get, thank you.
>
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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 18:47:19 -0800 (PST)
From: shy anne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 81 F100 W/Strips

JC Whitney has them




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>
> Cruthcfield catalog #622J..pg.101...$34.99
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CarlO59017 aol.com
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> Date: Saturday, January 09, 1999 10:40 AM
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - 81 F100 W/Strips
>
>
> >Anyone know of a good source for window channel w/strips for my
1981 F-100?
> I
> >don't mean the door weatherstrips - I mean the channels where the
window
> rolls
> >up and down.
> >
> >Any suggestions appreciated...
> >Carl in Ft Worth
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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 21:56:41 -0500
From: "Michael Redden"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Interior Parts for early 80's F series

Matt:

You can order directly from Coverlay. They supply JC Whitney, and others.
I'm not sure if it's any cheaper, though! They have dash covers, which are
much
cheaper than the whole dash. The door panels can be sanded and painted
with
plastic paint (like Dupli Color). That's what I'm going to do with mine.
The cloth inserts can be replaced with material to match, or contrast with
your headliner.

Here's their website: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.coverlaymfg.com/

Mike

redden enter.net

> From: Matthew J. Starr
> Does anyone know where I can restoration parts for the interior of '80
> F-100. It seems all parts suppliers go to '79 an stop. I need a new
> dash(the current one is well beyond repair) and door panels. Any
> manufacturers or websites would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 23:16:42 EST
From: CphgnCwby1 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS

Hey guys, I have kinda a wierd problem here:

My '86 F-150 302 FI is idleing a little rough, but the main problem is that,
it "misses" under light throttle, but I can floor it, and it"takes off"

I have: TUNE-UP (SPARK PLUGS, WIRES, CAP/ROTOR)
Fuel Pressure Test-- 32psi-idle
40-43- idle w/o regulator
checked for codes--NONE

Has anyone ever had this sort of problem? TIA

BART

1986 F-150
302 FI
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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 00:13:04 -0500
From: Randy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Axle wrap, code reader, tranny, K+N, hypertech, flowmaster

Dana,
You seem to have gotten most of your q's answered. I just want to comment
the wheel hop.
Going w/rearched springs will most definitely help w/the hop. It should
eliminate it altogether, but if not it will drastically reduce it. However,
there is one other possible option to consider. Traction bars. Not like
the ones you put on sports cars, but the same basic principal. These are
even very easy to manufactur yourself. Basically a section of steel
protruding forward from underneath the rear springs, but above the perch on
the axle, maybe 18" long. Extending straight up from the foward edge is
kind of like an inverted square U-bolt going over the top of the spring.
There is also another bolt about 1/4 of the way up from the steel going
under the spring pack. Once the axle tried to wrap, the bar locks against
the spring and won't let that happen. My buddy has this on his '91 F-250
X-cab w/4" blocks running 38" tires, very similar to your setup. He made
his and if you'd like contact me directly and I'll see about getting a pic
for you. This would be a cheaper alternative that I thought I'd give ya to
think about.

Dana Bartholomew wrote:

> Hi everyone, I wrote awhile back about my '93 F350 4x4 crew cab w/ a 4"
> superlift and 37" tires haveing a rear wheel shudder. I brought it to
> the local driveline place and they replaced the center bearing and
> checked the pinion angle. The anlge was good and they determined that
> the problem was axle wrap. While the truck is in park I can take the
> top of the rear wheel and rock it back and forth and watch the front of
> the pumpkin move about 2". I looked into ladder bars but no one (that
> I've found anyway) makes a set for it. What I've decided to do is
> remove the superlift rear block and have my stock springs re-arched and
> a leaf or two added. I've talked to a few suspension manufacturers and
> they've agreed that this would and should eliminate my wheel hop. I'll
> let you know when the work is completed.
>
> I've been seeing alot of posts of guys reading their codes. Is there a
> relatively inexpensive (
>
> One more question, my torque converter seems to lock up too soon. I
> have a 460 w/ E4OD tranny and I try to be energy conservative when
> taking off from a stop because my mileage sucks. The torque converter
> sometimes locks right after the tranny shifts into second. It's almost
> at the same instant as the shift. It seems like it's putting the engine
> into a lugging mode when it does this. If I'm on the pedal a bit harder
> it doesn't lock as soon. Is it because I'm being gentle on acceleration
> or is there something else I should look at?
>
> OK, one more question, I have a K+N filter on my truck. It was
> installed by the previous owner. Anyone have comments on performance
> gains or potential problems with the K+N?
>
> OK, one more question, should I add a Hypertech or other aftermarket
> chip? What will it do to my mileage? Any performance gains? Would it
> help my torque converter lock-up problem?
>
> OK, one last question, I'd really like to upgrade my exhaust system.
> The truck sounds wimpy with the stock exhaust. What is the lists
> recommendation on this? What exactly is a cat-back system? Does it
> just replace components from the catalytic converter back?
>
> I know that there are alot of questions here but if you can help on any
> or all of them I'd appreciate your comments.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dana Bartholomew
> Siegfried and Roy Theater
> Mirage Hotel
> Las Vegas, NV
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Date: Sat, 9 Jan 1999 20:20:12 -0900
From: "L WALTERS"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re:Choice of thermostats again? Not!

I always take a resistance reading. cold then hot and compare the two. It's
been a while since I needed to but have access to a new sender and take some
readings.
If the connector and ground (base in most cases) are open then... time
for a new one.

get back to ya Tues..
Bart-AK

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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 01:54:34 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Computer codes

Hey gang,
OK...I have a code that keeps coming up and I am puzzled. It comes up on the
KOEO test and it is the only code that comes up, and I also have no codes on
the continuous codes. It is the code 511 which is stated as "Electronic
Control Assembly (ECA) problem-Read-only Memory (ROM) Test Failure." I have
tried disconnecting the negative terminal and letting the ECM reset. And then
warming the engine back up again and retesting in the KOEO mode. I keep
getting the same code. The only thing I haven't done is pull my chip and retry
to run the codes. Does this code mean that my ECM is toast? Or do you think I
should try to pull the chip and negative terminal and run the test again to....


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