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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear seat height
Re: FTE 80-96 - Gorilla locking lug nuts -HELP
FTE 80-96 - re:'92 F250 - differential, vibration questions
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?
RE: FTE 80-96 - re:'92 F250 - differential, vibration questions
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?
RE: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Gorilla locking lug nuts -HELP
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?
RE: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?
Re: FTE 80-96 - High Temp Reads?
FTE 80-96 - Options
Re: FTE 80-96 - High Temp Reads?
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Options
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Options

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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 08:16:42 -0500
From: John DeVincentis
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?

I have a 1992 F150 that was recalled in 1994 because of a design deficiency
with the dual gas tanks.
It was discovered that gas from one tank could be returned to the other tank
cause it to overflow and spill. The recall instructed the dealer to replace
the fuel regulator and install a redundant check valve in each gas line....
Last month my truck had this same problem. I brought my truck to the dealer
and suggested it was the check valve problem. The dealer said that my truck
didn't have check valves. I mention the recall and their excuse was that not
all model F150s got the check valves. I asked them if they had record of this
and they said they didn't because it was so long ago...
The dealer said that they had to replace both fuel pumps to fix the problem.
According to the dealer, the fuel pumps contain an check valve. It was an
expensive repair and the problem is fixed.
Do we have any good Ford dealer contacts on this list server? If so, can you
help me out?
Did all 1992 F150s get check valves installed?

Thanks for any help,

John Dee

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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 08:35:07 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?

was this strictly a 1992 problem cause im still goin nuts with the fuel pump
problem.. if i run off my rear tank it folls my front tank. the on rail fuel
pump was changed and so was the tank pump in the front tank.. I do my own
mechanical work so if the problem was the fuel pumps methinks that the problem
should have been corrected.. After being under the truck a few times i see no
evidence of inline check valves, nd am thinking that perhaps the crossover
valve is the culprit but here in NYC theyre gettin about $300 for it and im
still saving for it.
Let me know if you find out any info on this off list.. i read the postings
regularly here.
Thanks
Bob
Rolson1039 aol.com

1989 F250 (workhorse)
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 10:16:04 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear seat height

Steve,
Sorry, I don't have the answer to that one. But if you look at this companies
website they offer kits for the 70's and up models. Just a thought.
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"


In a message dated 3/27/99 1:03:11 PM Eastern Standard Time,
slikness mindspring.com writes:


forward conversion to a bench?

I have an '82 F150.

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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 10:38:44 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Gorilla locking lug nuts -HELP

Go buy a socket that is the same size as the lug nuts. Have the tire shop
POUND it on to the Gorilla locks and then they should back out like a regular
lug.
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 08:06:18 -0800
From: bob chaytor
Subject: FTE 80-96 - re:'92 F250 - differential, vibration questions

I have a vibration, which feels like it might be generated from behind
me
when I'm driving. The rougher the stretch of highway I'm, the more
pronounced it becomes. When stopping, I feel what is like a grabbing and

release effect and the vibration becomes more intense. It almost feels
like
the truck is trying to bounce. I jacked the car up, and tried to move
the
tires in and out. They don't feel "sloppy" to me, though there may be a

little play.



I also have had this similar problem with my 88 F150 . On some dips it
feels like it wants to become airborne also serious vibration around 55
mph. Went through every thing I could think off all new brakes and
wheel bearings , changed front end bushing and tie rod ends. Every thing
seems good. The one thing I have been wondering about is a bad spring
but not sure how to measure, they appear to be ok

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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 11:12:52 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?

Bob-
Looking at your crossover valve, does it look like when you switch from one
tank to the other that you are switching both the fuel feed line up to the
engine and the fuel return line? You can tell if this is the case if there
are six tubes going in and out of the valve. If there are only 3 tubes
going in and out, then you are only switching the fuel supply and they are
counting on check valves to keep fuel out of places it should not be (like
the other tank).

At 08:35 28/03/99 EST, you wrote:
>was this strictly a 1992 problem cause im still goin nuts with the fuel pump
>problem.. if i run off my rear tank it folls my front tank. the on rail fuel
>pump was changed and so was the tank pump in the front tank.. I do my own
>mechanical work so if the problem was the fuel pumps methinks that the
problem
>should have been corrected.. After being under the truck a few times i see no
>evidence of inline check valves, nd am thinking that perhaps the crossover
>valve is the culprit but here in NYC theyre gettin about $300 for it and im
>still saving for it.
>Let me know if you find out any info on this off list.. i read the postings
>regularly here.
>Thanks
>Bob
>Rolson1039 aol.com

Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton
'63 Buick Riviera
'80 Ford F-150
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 10:38:47 -0800
From: "Bud Dean"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - re:'92 F250 - differential, vibration questions

Bob,

I have been going through what sounds like the exact scenario('92 F250). Did
the front rotors/calipers/bearings. Did U-joints. Am just this am tackling
the rear bearings, and cylinders.

In the shop manual, the only thing that sounds close to this in diagnostics
of brakes is the "Brakes grab or lock up when applied"

Excluding tires and grease on linings, there a few possibilities the book
points to. They are:

1. Over reaction of brake booster
solution: compare with known quality vehicle
2. Rear brakes continually lock at low pedal effort.
solution: Replace rear anti-lock (RAB) valve
3. Parking brake cable binding or out of adjustment
solution: Adjust(f250 has no adjustment). Repair, lubricate or replace
4. Parking brake cable control assembly binding
solution: Repair, lubricate or replace if required.
5. Other system components: bearings worn, dry or out of adjustment.

Obtaining the REAR ABS codes:

This procedure only records one fault at a time. To obtain the flash out
codes, it says to drive to a level area, leave the key in the on position,
block the wheels.

Locate the RABS diagnostic connector(behind glove box on right, attached to
dash frame). attach a jumper to the black/orange wire and ground it
momentarily to the chassis. The rear ABS light will begin to flash. The code
consists of a number of short flashes, followed by one long flash.

I don't understand exactly what is meant by a jumper wire. The diagnostic
connector plugs into nothing as far I can tell on my truck(it snaps into a
black (empty) holder on the right side of the rear of glove box. I assume a
continuity tester can be used by attaching to chassis and stabbing the
black/orange wire.

If you are successful in obtaining any codes...let me know and I'll tell you
what they mean.

I believe there is another possibility as far as the vibration goes, which
may then manifest itself in the rear brakes. It may have something to do
with transmission. I believe I read somewhere that problems in the
transmission can manifest itself in the drive shaft. I am not comfortable
attacking the transmission. I have code indicating excessive torque
converter slippage. I am taking it into the shop this week.

According to friends, and reading through other postings in this and other
ng's, I feel pretty fortunate. I have only ever changed the fluid and filter
in the tranny. I suspect that things begin to wear out gradually, and I
blame things on the road or some other outside force. I'll make sure to post
the results of my transmission overhaul...

HTH,

Bud Dean


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Subject: FTE 80-96 - re:'92 F250 - differential, vibration questions




I have a vibration, which feels like it might be generated from behind
me
when I'm driving. The rougher the stretch of highway I'm, the more
pronounced it becomes. When stopping, I feel what is like a
grabbing and

release effect and the vibration becomes more intense. It almost feels
like
the truck is trying to bounce. I jacked the car up, and tried to move
the
tires in and out. They don't feel "sloppy" to me, though
there may be a

little play.



I also have had this similar problem with my 88 F150 . On some dips it
feels like it wants to become airborne also serious vibration around 55
mph. Went through every thing I could think off all new brakes and
wheel bearings , changed front end bushing and tie rod ends.
Every thing
seems good. The one thing I have been wondering about is a bad spring
but not sure how to measure, they appear to be ok

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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 13:36:53 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?

ok after checking my truck i have four lines from the tanks going to ths
crossover valve and then two goin towards the motor so it is a total of six
llines on the crossover valve .
Thanks
Bob
Rolson1039 aol.com

1989 F 250 ( workhorse)
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 11:27:04 -0800
From: "Bud Dean"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?

Bob,

Go to www.alldata.com

There you will find a list of service bulletins/recalls

HTH

Bud Dean

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ROlson1039 aol.com
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Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?


ok after checking my truck i have four lines from the tanks
going to ths
crossover valve and then two goin towards the motor so it is a
total of six
llines on the crossover valve .
Thanks
Bob
Rolson1039 aol.com

1989 F 250 ( workhorse)
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 15:57:30 EST
From: PSales264 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Gorilla locking lug nuts -HELP

AFTER YOU HAVE THE LUGS OFF AND BEFORE PUTTING ON NEW ONES PLACE A SMALL
AMOUNT OF "NEVER SEIZE" ON THE THREADS, THEY TIGHTEN BETTER AND COME OFF
WITHOUT A FIGHT.
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 17:12:36 EST
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?

In a message dated 3/28/99 5:16:09 AM Pacific Standard Time, jdev gis.net
writes:


>>
I was informed not too long ago that this check valve stuff could be causing
the problems with my fuel gauges. Now, I knew the original owner of my truck
and I'm pretty sure he never took it to the dealer for ANY recall. Does the
dealer still have to honor them?

Joe
Lost in Jersey
92 F-150 Nite
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 17:32:38 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?

for sure i know that the dealer has to honor a recall notice on any vehicle
despite change in ownership. The recall is a safety related issue geared
towards saving the public hardship or death from a defect in the vehicle not
just the original owner.. I still get recall notices for the AMC Eagle i
bought and sold years ago and i was like the fifth owner at the time.
Generally recall notices are sent out through your states Department Of Motor
Vehicles
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 19:36:01 EST
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?

In a message dated 3/28/99 2:37:38 PM Pacific Standard Time,
ROlson1039 aol.com writes:


despite change in ownership. The recall is a safety related issue geared
towards saving the public hardship or death from a defect in the vehicle not
just the original owner.. I still get recall notices for the AMC Eagle i
bought and sold years ago and i was like the fifth owner at the time.
Generally recall notices are sent out through your states Department Of Motor
Vehicles >>
any way I could check if it was done or not? I'm fairly certian that it
hasn't been done, knowing the previous owner. How do I get info on the over
200 TSB's that I printed from Alldata.com?

Thanks,

Joe
Lost in Jersey
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 16:52:27 -0800
From: "Bud Dean"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?

Joe,

I think you can call alldata and order the cd. Looks to me like it's $25.00+
S&H.

I'm calling them tomorrow to see what the story is for my '92 F250...I'll
post after I get the info...

Bud Dean

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Sent: Sunday, March 28, 1999 4:36 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?


In a message dated 3/28/99 2:37:38 PM Pacific Standard Time,
ROlson1039 aol.com writes:


notice on any vehicle
despite change in ownership. The recall is a safety related
issue geared
towards saving the public hardship or death from a defect in
the vehicle not
just the original owner.. I still get recall notices for the
AMC Eagle i
bought and sold years ago and i was like the fifth owner at the time.
Generally recall notices are sent out through your states
Department Of Motor
Vehicles >>
any way I could check if it was done or not? I'm fairly
certian that it
hasn't been done, knowing the previous owner. How do I get
info on the over
200 TSB's that I printed from Alldata.com?

Thanks,

Joe
Lost in Jersey
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 20:20:27 EST
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?

In a message dated 3/28/99 4:58:08 PM Pacific Standard Time, buddean home.com
writes:



I think you can call alldata and order the cd. Looks to me like it's $25.00+
S&H.

I'm calling them tomorrow to see what the story is for my '92 F250...I'll
post after I get the info...

Bud Dean >>
Cool... let me know...

Joe
Lost in Jersey
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 18:11:28 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - High Temp Reads?

Has anyone tried puting aftermarket gauges into a OEM instrument cluster? I
realize it is easier to mount them seperately but I would go crazy looking
at the dead stock gauges. Most instrument clusters are sealed (to prevent
people from screwing with the odometer, I guess) but how hard would it be to
open one up and install some good gauges?

Rade
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From: Jim Cannon
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, March 27, 1999 1:37 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - High Temp Reads?


>You have the classic symptoms of Ford's Fine Guages! There is a little
>Instrument Voltage Regulator behind the instrument cluster that sometimes
>decides not to bother regulating the voltage to the instruments. When it
>does, all the guages swing high, just as you describe. Replacing the IVR
>does not usually help all that much. I have learned to keep track of my
>fuel and ignore the high temp when I have more fuel now than I did 5
>minutes ago. What a pain. I pick up IVRs at junkyards usually for $1 or $2.
>Some work better than others. Don't pay Ford $17 for a new one! There is
>talk of making a solid state electronic replacement for the old POS Ford
>IVR. I have the parts but never bothered to put it together.
>
>At 14:28 26/03/99 -0800, you wrote:
>>
>>Occassionally my 'in-dash' temp gauge will suddenly go from exact
>>middle to very high normal in my 6.9L diesel (Int-Navistar; '86 F-250).
>>This is upsetting. Excessive high heat in the engine or tranny is not in
>>my comfort zone.
>>
>>...however, I am not certain this is an accurate depiction of engine temp!
>>My exhaust temp does not change (300-500 deg F) when the in-dash bump-up
>>occurs. Seems to me my exhaust and tranny pyrometers would pick-up on
>>temperature variations as the in-dasher would.
>>
>>Can anybody offer up any explanation here?
>>
>>...oh yea, I've replaced the temperature sending unit (with no change in
>>gauge-behavior).
>>
>>...one other odd thing: oil pressure gauge and fuel gauge shift to the
>>right at the same time the temp gauge goes v. high normal (right).
>>
>>Ground fault?...Fuse block short?...Help!! I use my truck alot to pull my
>>7,000 lb 5th wheel and odd jobs.
>>
>>-Wet, but hopefully not HOT, in Seattle
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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: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 18:30:14 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Options

If...(and of course this is a big IF)...my compression check shows low
compression, along with my curent oil blowby problem, I am think of what
options I have available to me. Since I have the mass-air kit installed my
choices are a but wider but I would like everyone's opinion (like I have to
ASK for opinions from you guys...)
1. Rebuild my current 302, add some mods like GT-40 heads and a
"performance" camshaft.
2. Buy a complete EFI 351 from a wrecking yard and drop it in, hooking it
up to the existing mass-air kit-modify the engine later down the road.
3. Pull the '78(?) carb 351 from my dad's junk van (the engine runs well)
and tear it down enough to check specs, then build up an EFI 351 from it
(GT-40 heads, etc.)
4. Buy a new 302 shortblock and assemble it with my existing 302 stuff
(assuming my heads are not shot, in which case a long block or GT-40 heads
would go on).

I am looking for the most bang for the buck, as I have a VERY limited
budget. Of course I also want to do it right, and not have to do it all
over again down the road. The BIG question is: How much do you have to do
to a 302 to get it up to par with a stock 351, and what is most cost
effective.

p.s. No Jerry, I am NOT putting a ^^^^ on it no matter what!

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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 22:10:10 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - High Temp Reads?

The odometer is sealed but the guages are fairly wide open on my 1980
F-150. I have had them all open and out and messed with them at one time or
another. I'm not going to say it is easy to replace OEM with aftermarket,
or that I have done it, but they are very easy to get to.

I have thought of doing this and going with the smaller red LED digital
readout guages. I think they would fit in the original opening easily and
would be easier to read than small analog guages. Kind of pricey, so I have
not done it.

I was thinking I could wire in a selector switch where I had one temp guage
but multiple senders mounted on the engine and change the selector to read
coolant temp in head, coolant coming out of radiator, and transmission
fluid temp just by switching the slector around (one guage). Don't know
what else I'd do with pressure other than oil pressure. I'm not too worried
about fuel pressure on this old carb engine, but if you had FI, you might
want to know fuel pressure. (That would be neat.)

At 18:11 28/03/99 -0000, you wrote:
>Has anyone tried puting aftermarket gauges into a OEM instrument cluster? I
>realize it is easier to mount them seperately but I would go crazy looking
>at the dead stock gauges. Most instrument clusters are sealed (to prevent
>people from screwing with the odometer, I guess) but how hard would it be to
>open one up and install some good gauges?

Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton
'63 Buick Riviera
'80 Ford F-150
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 22:14:38 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?

That makes perfect sense. When you select a tank, you switch both the fuel
supply (under pressure) and the return line back to the tank from which it
came.

If the valve malfunctions and leaks internally just a little bit, you will
pump fuel from one tank to the other. Over time you will overfill the tank
receiving the fuel.

JC Witney has a replacement fuel valve selector (I know, they mostly sell
junk) that says it is designed to eliminate this OEM problem. I think Ford
should replace it under the recall, personally, even if they have to
replace both fuel pumps and this selector valve to fix it.

At 13:36 28/03/99 EST, you wrote:
>ok after checking my truck i have four lines from the tanks going to ths
>crossover valve and then two goin towards the motor so it is a total of six
>llines on the crossover valve .
>Thanks
>Bob
>Rolson1039 aol.com
>
>1989 F 250 ( workhorse)

Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton
'63 Buick Riviera
'80 Ford F-150
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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 23:45:00 -0500
From: "Steve"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Options

From: Radoje Spasojevic


>If...(and of course this is a big IF)...my compression check shows low
>compression, along with my curent oil blowby problem, I am think of what
>options I have available to me. Since I have the mass-air kit installed my
>choices are a but wider but I would like everyone's opinion (like I have to
>ASK for opinions from you guys...)
>1. Rebuild my current 302, add some mods like GT-40 heads and a
>"performance" camshaft.
>2. Buy a complete EFI 351 from a wrecking yard and drop it in, hooking it
>up to the existing mass-air kit-modify the engine later down the road.
>3. Pull the '78(?) carb 351 from my dad's junk van (the engine runs well)
>and tear it down enough to check specs, then build up an EFI 351 from it
>(GT-40 heads, etc.)
>4. Buy a new 302 shortblock and assemble it with my existing 302 stuff
>(assuming my heads are not shot, in which case a long block or GT-40 heads
>would go on).
>
>I am looking for the most bang for the buck, as I have a VERY limited
>budget. Of course I also want to do it right, and not have to do it all
>over again down the road. The BIG question is: How much do you have to do
>to a 302 to get it up to par with a stock 351, and what is most cost
>effective.
>

I'd go for number 3, however, you may want to check what size carb. If it's
a two bbl., then you probably have the heads to match. The two bbl. engines
of that era had heads with smaller intake ports. I used one from an '82
vintage, placed an Edelbrock performer intake to match the same year,
purchased an EGR block from an '86 model (trying to maintain a street legal
approach) and mounted a 600 cfm Edelbrock on top. The larger ported heads,
however, will give you a better opportunity for hp and they usually run
about $200 more than the 2 bbl. engines. I purchased a long block for an
'82 and, hindsight being nearly perfect, should have built up a short block
with my own heads, etc.

Steve

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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 23:50:15 -0500
From: "Steve"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1992 F150 Dual Gas tank problem recall ?

.
From: Jim Cannon
>JC Witney has a replacement fuel valve selector (I know, they mostly sell
>junk) that says it is designed to eliminate this OEM problem.

I used to think that JC Whitney was junk also until I started to investigate
a little more thoroughly and found they were selling a lot of the same stuff
as Summit and JEGs. You have to watch them though. Some of there stuff
seems to be junk (even in the ads), but I've been extremely happy with the
stuff I've purchased from them. You need to know what you're looking for.

Steve

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Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 22:56:01 -0000
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Options

I'm pretty sure this 351 is a 4bbl engine so I would assume it has the
"better" heads. The only thing is I am not sure if the heads would accept
an EFI intake manifold and the other emissions related stuff for a '90 EFI
engine.

Rade
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From: Steve
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Monday, March 29, 1999 4:50 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Options


>From: Radoje Spasojevic
>
>
>>If...(and of course this is a big IF)...my compression check shows low
>>compression, along with my curent oil blowby problem, I am think of what
>>options I have available to me. Since I have the mass-air kit installed
my
>>choices are a but wider but I would like everyone's opinion (like I have
to
>>ASK for opinions from you guys...)
>>1. Rebuild my current 302, add some mods like GT-40 heads and a
>>"performance" camshaft.
>>2. Buy a complete EFI 351 from a wrecking yard and drop it in, hooking it
>>up to the existing mass-air kit-modify the engine later down the road.
>>3. Pull the '78(?) carb 351 from my dad's junk van (the engine runs well)
>>and tear it down enough to check specs, then build up an EFI 351 from it
>>(GT-40 heads, etc.)
>>4. Buy a new 302 shortblock and assemble it with my existing 302 stuff
>>(assuming my heads are not shot, in which case a long block or GT-40 heads
>>would go on).
>>
>>I am looking for the most bang for the buck, as I have a VERY limited
>>budget. Of course I also want to do it right, and not have to do it all
....


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