80-96-list-digest Wednesday, January 13 1999 Volume 03 : Number 008



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Seat Covers
FTE 80-96 - New Headers, rough under acceleration?
Re: FTE 80-96 - New Headers, rough under acceleration?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Change Transmission Fluid
Re: FTE 80-96 - Seat Covers
Re: FTE 80-96 - Change Transmission Fluid
FTE 80-96 - Controller for E4OD
FTE 80-96 - Updated Website
RE: FTE 80-96 - Stereo upgrade
RE: FTE 80-96 - Stereo upgrade (speaker installation)
FTE 80-96 - Make an adjustable TPS out of a Non-Adj. TPS
FTE 80-96 - 83 Ford fixed
Re: FTE 80-96 - Controller for E4OD
FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS
FTE 80-96 - 1991 shop manual
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS
Re: FTE 80-96 - Stereo upgrade
FTE 80-96 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts T-shirts!
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1991 shop manual
FTE 80-96 - Uh...no cam anyway.....92 F-150 5.0 177k miles...somewhat worn out!!!
Re: FTE 80-96 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts T-shirts!
Re: FTE 80-96 - Uh...no cam anyway.....92 F-150 5.0 177k miles...somewhat wor...
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS
Re: FTE 80-96 - Change Transmission Fluid
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS
Re: FTE 80-96 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts T-shirts!
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 07:33:32 -0500
From: hemi-cbx juno.com (Hemi Z.)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Seat Covers

Does anybody have any recommendations for aftermarket seat covers? This
is for a 93 F-150 that has captains chairs up front with arm rests. I
want something durable with a perfect fit.
~MHZ

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:03:42 -0500
From: "Golly, Scott M"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - New Headers, rough under acceleration?

Dear subscribers:

Help! I got stainless steel Motorsport Headers for Christmas and finally put
them on this weekend. I have a list of other performance things that I have
done to the truck but the specifics are that it has a 5.8L with and E4OD
which to be honest, I haven't had any problems with (knock on wood). Once
I put the headers on, under light acceleration (load) the truck, at about
1100 to 1200 rpm approx., starts running real rough and gets a real bad
shimmy. I am thinking that I need to advance the timing, any ideas???? I
have already checked that I didn't crack plugs, forget vacuum lines, etc.

Any help would be great. I really want to run it but right now it sputters
and spits. If I do need to advance the timing, how much???

Thanks a million,
Scott M. Golly
Researcher/Fire Protection Engineer
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:17:58 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - New Headers, rough under acceleration?

In a message dated 1/12/99 9:08:17 AM Eastern Standard Time,
gollys BATTELLE.ORG writes:



Help! I got stainless steel MOTORSPORT Headers for Christmas and finally put
them on this weekend. I have a list of other performance things that I have
done to the truck but the specifics are that it has a 5.8L with and E4OD
which to be honest, I haven't had any problems with (knock on wood). Once
I put the headers on, under light acceleration (load) the truck, at about
1100 to 1200 rpm approx., starts running real rough and gets a real bad
shimmy. I am thinking that I need to advance the timing, any ideas???? I
have already checked that I didn't crack plugs, forget vacuum lines, etc.
>>
Well I'd say that the headers would make it run leaner as it allows the
exhaust gases to get out quicker. I wouldn't advance the timing, I'd try
checking the timing and maybe retarding it just a bit to give it more gas.
JMHO,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside Supercab
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:27:45 -0500
From: Mike Johnson
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Change Transmission Fluid

Most of the oil change places around here (MI) offer a
transmission fluid change that is done by hooking your transmission lines,
from where it goes into the cooler, to this machine that is suppose to flush
the entire transmission and refill it with new fluid. Is this method as good
or better than just draining the pan and torque converter. Obviously you
don't get a new filter but this method seems a lot easier. I'm thinking
about getting this done since my truck is due for a fluid change.
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 08:37:31 -0600
From: David Cole
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Seat Covers

At 07:33 AM 1/12/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Does anybody have any recommendations for aftermarket seat covers? This
>is for a 93 F-150 that has captains chairs up front with arm rests. I
>want something durable with a perfect fit.
>~MHZ

My 92 has the same seats. I ordered a set from Sears through their truck
and auto specialty catalog. I've been very well pleased with them. The
fit is as good or better than any cover I have ever seen. They were made
just for these particular seats. They color matches and at first glance
you don't even notice they are covers. Most people just think they are the
seats. Mine are in gray with a tweed like material in the seating area
just like the originals. The sides and backs are a velour looking material
like the originals.

I bought mine about two years ago. Cost was ~$100 or so. It took about 3
weeks for delivery. Only drawback at all is that the arm rests are not
covered. I called the company that made them (can't remember the name) and
they told me that as far as they knew nobody made covers that also covered
the arm rests on these seats.

Later,

David Cole

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:56:27 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Change Transmission Fluid

around here (NYC) years ago by a transmission repair chain that was done , and
it caused more transmission failures on trannys that were starting to go They
called it a transmission transfusion.. If you have any discoloration of the
fluid or anything like that do not use this method...you can change the filter
and top off the fluid level but even that is risky if you have any type of
problems..
Personally i find that if i play with my transmission fluid, change it and
all, I have more problems, so i just let it sit and never touch it.. My
transmissions last me a couple of years, and when you consider the beating i
put on them, thats alot, as i drag trailers and many heavy loads with my F250
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:59:18 -0500
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Controller for E4OD

Wayne Foy writes: >>What are you looking for Azie? A stand alone
controller for the E40D?

Yep. Precisely that. E4OD in '77 or perhaps even a '79.
I have a '77 F250 4X4 that I have done a complete frame off on.
Sandblasted/painted the frame and installed a 460 in lieu of the 400. It
has 4.10/4.11 gears front/rear and I just know with that gearing, I'll be
lucky to get 6mpg out of it. I don't do any one thing in particular with
my 4X4's, but I like to be the sneaker. I want it to be decent on the road
and be the toughest puller (not sleds) around. My son has the same setup
in a '79 F350 4X4, except that his transfer case is married to his NP435
where mine is divorced from my C6. (both are NP205's) (Also his is back on
the road, whereas mine is still under construction) I bought an Aux to
install between the C6 and the transfercase also. It is a Spicer 5831 and
has a 2:1 low - direct - and a .69(or thereabouts- I don't have the book
yet) OD. Yokes and U joints are going to be a problem, but I'll get it
worked out this summer.

I tried to get some place in Placentio, Ca. to return my phone calls about
one they offer, but after 3 or 4 times of being put on hold and not
returning my calls. I gave up on them.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 10:00:31 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Updated Website

Hey Gang,
When you have time, take a look at my website. I have posted the few PICS we
took as we were doing the upper half swap. Tell me what you think.
Wayne Foy
'94 F150 Flareside Supercab
Wayne's Flareside Page

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 08:38:47 -0800
From: Eric Sneed
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Stereo upgrade

Dana,
If you check out crutchfield's website, they have a section that will
tell you what size of speakers you have, and what size will fit.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://crutchfield/cgi-bin/S-SVMdzVPFwGT/carinst.exe?sid=S-SVMdzVPFwGT&l
p=/S-SVMdzVPFwGT/cfindex.html

Seth Sneed

> -----Original Message-----
> From:Dana Bartholomew [SMTP:danabart wizard.com]
> Sent:Monday, January 11, 1999 8:38 PM
> To:80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject:FTE 80-96 - Stereo upgrade
>
> I'd like to upgrade the rear speakers in my '93 crew cab. The stock
> stereo has been replaced with an in-dash cd player and the door
> speakers
> changed to mid and high seperates. Does the crew cab have the same
> size
> rear speakers as the extended cab and if so, what size are they? Does
> anyone have any suggestions as to rear replacements?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dana B
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:58:02 -0700
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Stereo upgrade (speaker installation)

I read at the Crutchfield web site that the Ford F-150 speaker grills just
"pop off".
Can any one who has done this confirm it?

I also remember someone saying that you could get 6x9 speakers in the back
corner of the extended cab trucks with some modifications.
How much modification are we talking about?

I am curious about what brands some may have used to replace the stock
speakers. I am leaning toward some JBL speakers if I have to use the 6x7/6x8
size.

Scott

> Dana,
> If you check out crutchfield's website, they have a section that will
> tell you what size of speakers you have, and what size will fit.
>
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://crutchfield/cgi-bin/S-SVMdzVPFwGT/carinst.exe?sid=S-SVMdzVPFwGT&l
> p=/S-SVMdzVPFwGT/cfindex.html
>
> Seth Sneed
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From:Dana Bartholomew [SMTP:danabart wizard.com]
> > Sent:Monday, January 11, 1999 8:38 PM
> > To:80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> > Subject:FTE 80-96 - Stereo upgrade
> >
> > I'd like to upgrade the rear speakers in my '93 crew cab. The stock
> > stereo has been replaced with an in-dash cd player and the door
> > speakers
> > changed to mid and high seperates. Does the crew cab have the same
> > size
> > rear speakers as the extended cab and if so, what size are they? Does
> > anyone have any suggestions as to rear replacements?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Dana B
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 09:53:50 -0800
From: "Posluszny, Walt (POSL)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Make an adjustable TPS out of a Non-Adj. TPS

Just an FYI,

I've seen many folks on the list deal with their TPS problems over the last
year and I just thought I'd share something that might come in handy
someday.

The TPS on my wife's 85 Ford went out, I bought a new non-adj. unit from the
dealer(an adj. unit is not available), installed the unit and started the
car. The engine immediately revved to at least 4,000 rpm before I could kill
the engine. I had put the meter on the TPS and checked it (hot idle, ISC
backed off) and it was at approx. 1.1 volts(analog meter). I went through
the Ford diagnostics book explicitly, checked everything else that might
have effected it and I could not get the engine to respond to the new TPS
properly. I reinstalled the old , defective TPS and the engine responded as
it had before the switch (no uncontrolled revving) so I felt I hadn't
screwed up the wiring or something else to cause it. My last shot was to
drill out (elongate) the screw holes in the TPS and adjust to 1.0 volts.
Whalla.....now all is fine.

I have done this on another vehicle as well and it works just as well. So
if the new TPS you install actually make sure vehicle perform worse. Check
the voltage against the Ford specs, be sure the ISC is in the right
position. And if ALL ELSE fails, you can drill out those holes and make an
adjustable TPS out of a non-adj.unit. But don't do this too eagerly
because you can't bring them back for a refund if you drill them out. So be
sure it is the culprit before you modify. I just thought this info might
help someone else. Walt
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 11:50:03 PST
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 83 Ford fixed

Well I bit the bullet and went to Ford for a starter. It is not a Ford
made starter, but Seekins (the shop that sold it to me) warrants it the
same as their starters. They call it a super reduction starter and
along with it I bought a new 900 cca battery and the truck runs for now.
(knock on wood)

Thanks for all the help,
Casey

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 17:01:16 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Controller for E4OD

In a message dated 1/12/99 10:05:56 AM Eastern Standard Time,
am14 daimlerchrysler.com writes:

>What are you looking for Azie? A stand alone
controller for the E40D?

Yep. Precisely that. E4OD in '77 or perhaps even a '79.
I have a '77 F250 4X4 that I have done a complete frame off on.
Sandblasted/painted the frame and installed a 460 in lieu of the 400. It
has 4.10/4.11 gears front/rear and I just know with that gearing, I'll be
lucky to get 6mpg out of it. I don't do any one thing in particular with
my 4X4's, but I like to be the sneaker. I want it to be decent on the road
and be the toughest puller (not sleds) around. My son has the same setup
in a '79 F350 4X4, except that his transfer case is married to his NP435
where mine is divorced from my C6. (both are NP205's) (Also his is back on
the road, whereas mine is still under construction) I bought an Aux to
install between the C6 and the transfercase also. It is a Spicer 5831 and
has a 2:1 low - direct - and a .69 (or thereabouts- I don't have the book
yet) OD. Yokes and U joints are going to be a problem, but I'll get it
worked out this summer.

I tried to get some place in Placentio, Ca. to return my phone calls about
one they offer, but after 3 or 4 times of being put on hold and not
returning my calls. I gave up on them.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.

>>
OK Azie. I know of a place here in Georgia called Interactive Technologies
(800-820-1082/770-720-1259/Fax 770-720-1249). They have mass air conversion
kits that use 2 separate computers to control the functions of the vehicle.
They use an 89-93 EEC-IV to control the engine functions and then they have
their own box to control the tranny functions. I personally have not had
experience with them (as far as USING their products), but when I was trying
to solve my massair/speed density dilemma, their techs were knowledgeable and
courteous and even gave me numbers to other companies to help me solve my
problem. Even if they don't have what you are looking for they might know
someone who does.
I hope this helps,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside Supercab
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 18:44:10 EST
From: CphgnCwby1 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS

I SENT THIS MESSAGE, AND ONLY ONE PERSON SAW IT, JUST SENDING IT AGAIN TO MAKE
SURE YOU SEE IT: THANKS


>>>>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: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 19:44:41 -0500
From: Paul
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 1991 shop manual

I just bought a 91 bronco full size and am looking for a source of the
Ford F series light truck shop manuals; I tried a number of regular
sources who have been around for a long time and surprisingly found that
no one had a set.

Thanks, Paul
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 20:22:14 EST
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS

In a message dated 1/12/99 11:51:00 PM !!!First Boot!!!, CphgnCwby1 aol.com
writes:


Has anyone ever had this sort of problem? TIA
>>
Possibly timing.... I would start there...

Joe
Lost in Jersey
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 20:36:30 -0500
From: "Bruce A. Ramirez"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS

Vacuum Leak

Bruce

1991 F-150 4x4 4.9L

CphgnCwby1 aol.com wrote:
>
> I SENT THIS MESSAGE, AND ONLY ONE PERSON SAW IT, JUST SENDING IT AGAIN TO MAKE
> SURE YOU SEE IT: THANKS
>
> >>>>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: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 21:16:58 EST
From: AeroAce13 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Stereo upgrade

Hey whats up. I am going to replace the stereo in my 85 F-150 4X4 this spring
and found a great web site to finding the equpment that I will need to do it.
Check out Crutchfield you can input
what type of vehicle you have and only equipment that will fit will appear.
this should help you identify what size speakers you have.
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 22:34:34 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts T-shirts!

Hi Gang!

After numerous delays, we finally have Ford Truck Enthusiasts
t-shirts! We've been promising these for a while and had
many people beg for them over the past several months. The
artist completed the work last week and the design went to
press today. Pricing information will be available this
weekend (after we find out what it will cost to ship them).

The t-shirts are 100% cotton with a front pocket and a design
on the back. Sizes child medium through adult XXXL are
available. For a preview of the design before they go on sale
this weekend:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/tshirt.jpg

The image on the web site is 640x480 pixels, the image on the
shirt is hi-resolution with over 1900x1400 pixels. I believe
most everyone will be happy with the design! To those that
entered a design, we haven't forgotten. Our first order of
business after we make some sales is to provide a prize pack
to you. Any announcement will be made with ordering details
this weekend.

Regards to everyone,
Ken Payne
Admin

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 22:38:55 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS

In a message dated 1/12/99 6:51:00 PM Eastern Standard Time,
CphgnCwby1 aol.com writes:



My '86 F-150 302 EFI is idling 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
>>

It sounds like to me that you either have a clogged injector or 2 you may have
run 2 of the spark plug wires too close together that fire in sequence in your
firing order. You might also try cleaning your throttle body and EGR valve. I
had a similar problem on my truck. Funny how just a little bit of carbon or an
out of place wire can screw things up!
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside Supercab
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 22:43:22 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1991 shop manual

In a message dated 1/12/99 7:53:37 PM Eastern Standard Time, thegman cfw.com
writes:


Ford F series light truck shop manuals; I tried a number of regular
sources who have been around for a long time and surprisingly found that
no one had a set.
>>
Try Helm Inc. I believe I have the name right. They are the publishing source
for FOMOCO. I ordered a shop manual and an original owners manual from them.
Cant find the receipt or I'd give you a price range.
Hope this helps,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside Supercab
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 21:49:01 -0600
From: "Dave Harmier"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Uh...no cam anyway.....92 F-150 5.0 177k miles...somewhat worn out!!!

I don't feel like it would be in my interest to do a cam, as I think a
bore, rings, head work etc. is called for.

And as it stands, it weighs close to 7000 pounds. I don't think a 5.0
could ever tug it around with much authority anyway, and I carry up to 3 55
gallon drums, and usually 2 drums with my 3000 pound trailer. And it IS a
half ..well 5/8 ton. (can you say OVERLOADED?)

With a bit 'o' luck, I'll be getting a Super Duty probably F-350 with a
PowerStroke towards late '99. Everyone cross fingers eh?

I will mostly just lurk for now!

Dave H.
dharmier gte.net
If it didn't kill you...you just got wisdom!!!!
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 23:19:37 EST
From: JSC721 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts T-shirts!

test, test, can anybody hear me???
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 23:20:17 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Uh...no cam anyway.....92 F-150 5.0 177k miles...somewhat wor...

In a message dated 1/12/99 10:53:21 PM Eastern Standard Time, dharmier gte.net
writes:


bore, rings, head work, etc., is called for.

And as it stands, it weighs close to 7000 pounds. I don't think a 5.0
could ever tug it around with much authority anyway, and I carry up to 3 55
gallon drums, and usually 2 drums with my 3000 pound trailer. And it IS a
half .. well 5/8 ton. (can you say OVERLOADED?) >>

Dave,
First and foremost I have a 6050lb. Flareside. Second of all you can run a cam
with the stock heads NO PROBLEM. 3rd I am running a medium duration cam the
MOTORSPORT E303. I know you emailed me off list and I haven't had a chance to
respond to you on it. If you check out my PICS page you can see just what is
involved in replacing the cam. For just a cam replacement you really don't
have to pull the heads just the covers and rockers so you can get at the
pushrods. But if you've made up your mind, you already made your decision and
we cant change that. But think about these numbers. I use my truck everyday
for work hauling around appliances and such (I am a Maintenance Super for an
apartment complex). The cam I put in has a power band of from 2500-5000 rpm. I
have lost NO low end torque and Have a much better actual driving power range.
And to boot my 1/8 mile times improved over half a second from a
cam/heads/lifters upgrade.
Just my 2 cents,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside Supercab
Wayne's Flareside Page

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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 23:24:32 EST
From: JSC721 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS

Check your vacuum lines, make sure they are not broken or cut. I had a problem
like that and one of my lines were split. It was hidden real well until I got
into that engine.
good luck.
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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 20:28:01 -0800
From: Bob Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1986 F-150 SURGE/MISS

Code time...


CphgnCwby1 aol.com wrote:

> I SENT THIS MESSAGE, AND ONLY ONE PERSON SAW IT, JUST SENDING IT AGAIN TO MAKE
> SURE YOU SEE IT: THANKS
>
> >>>>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: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 23:35:28 EST
From: JSC721 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Change Transmission Fluid

Sorry, but I dont agree. I am in the process of servicing my transmission C-6,
drained the torque converter and may add some of that synthetic fluid to my
tranny. I also have a work truck and beat the piss out of it. But, I take care
of it. You can only neglect them so much. I dont feel like shelling out the
bucks for a new tranny.
good luck.


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Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 22:36:57 -0600
From: David Cole
Subject: Re: 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

I had this same problem on my 92 F-150. It turned out that even though the
plug wires were new they weren't any good. They were cheap (even though
they had a lifetime warranty) wires. I replaced them with some good wires
and the problem was gone.

Later,

David Cole

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From: Bob Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts T-shirts!....


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