80-96-list-digest Saturday, April 3 1999 Volume 03 : Number 093



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: Pigeon Forge F100 Supernationals
Re: FTE 80-96 - Bronco running again, still few probs
Re: FTE 80-96 - Bronco running again, still few probs
FTE 80-96 - '95 F150 - Temp Guage + Air Bags + Drive Shaft Problems
FTE 80-96 - Fw: l985 Ford F-250 (High Altitude Flooding)
FTE 80-96 - Re: Starter
Re: FTE 80-96 - Fw: l985 Ford F-250 (High Altitude Flooding)

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Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 09:40:22 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: Pigeon Forge F100 Supernationals

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We've also reserved tables for at least 40 people at Alan
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Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 10:18:11 EST
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Bronco running again, still few probs

you can definately drive with a driveshaft missing i used to do that with my
bronco to increase gas mileage for moths at a time
Bob

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Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 10:36:52 -0500
From: Andre Roy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Bronco running again, still few probs

Geoffrey Schrag wrote:
> that I can put the transmission in gear with the clutch pedal
> up-disengaged, while sitting in the garage, I don't think this should be
> possible!
>
Up=engaged, down=disengaged, semantics, I know. But with the pedal UP
you can shift into gear? And then I guess the truck starts moving? Or
does it just grind, or......??

Whith the engine off, you can stick the transmission in any gear you
want, clutch or no clutch, with the engine running, you run the risk of
driving through the garage wall. I hope you meant with the engine off.
THen no problems.


> Also, I need to replace the front driveshaft and I was wondering
> if its ok to drive it a few miles with it off, I can't see that this would
> cause any problems at all?
>
Neither can I. When you're in 2WD mode with the front wheels unlocked,
the front driveshaft isn't doing much of anything anyway. Just unlock
the hubs, shift into 2WD and go.

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Andre, Somewhere ...
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Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 12:24:47 -0800
From: "David J. Smith"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - '95 F150 - Temp Guage + Air Bags + Drive Shaft Problems

Thanks to all for suggestions. The respnse was so overwhelming it would
take me all day to respond to each you individually. You guys are
great. I've decided to try the following solutions:

> 1. The temp gauge no longer works . . . . .
I'll search for a truck at the wreckers and change the gauge myself.
I could just dash-mount a new gauge cluster, but having that dead gauge
staring at me just drives me crazy.

> 2. My Air Bag light is flashing a code 51 . . . .
I'm going to bite the bullet and find a good shop to do this one for me.
I could replace the air-bag module myself, but unless the initial cause
of the problem is found and corrected, I could find myself back at
square one.

>3. My drive shaft seems to cause a vibration . . . .
This one caused the most discussion.
Yes, the tires are round, and balanced. I had them checked again.
Yes, I replaced the centre bearing and all U-joints.
My mechanic friend who did the refitting of the shaft seems confident
that the shaft was re-assembled correctly and not out of phase. He
claims there is a master spline to prevent improper alignment.
Anyway, I'm taking the truck to a specialty shop for balancing and a
recheck on my u-joints and bearings.

Thanks to all, again.
I'll let you know how it all works out.

David, (Still frustrated, but feeling a bit better.)
Oakville, Ontario.
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Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 14:21:28 -0700
From: "Bob D. Schliem"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Fw: l985 Ford F-250 (High Altitude Flooding)

- -----Original Message-----
From: Bob D. Schliem
To: Ford Trucks Lists
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 8:08 PM
Subject: Fw: l985 Ford F-250 (High Altitude Flooding)



- -----Original Message-----
From: Bob D. Schliem
To: 80-96-list ford-turcks.com
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 6:32 PM
Subject: Fw: l985 Ford F-250 (High Altitude Flooding)



- -----Original Message-----
From: Bob D. Schliem
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 2:18 PM
Subject: Fw: l985 Ford F-250 (High Altitude Flooding)










I have a 1985 Ford F-250, 460, Automatic, W/Underdrive Aux. Transmission,
82000 miles, Towing a
8000 lb. trailer. Pulls good and runs fine except at High Altitude
i.e.(Over Loveland Pass -- I-70 Tunnel -- Vail Pass -- Colorado)
Engine gets excessive fuel at high altitude with heavy load i.e. -- Heavy
black smoke from exhaust and will even flood out and die if traffic requires
getting off the throttle. Carburetor is a stock Motorcraft Model 4180-C,
4V made by Holley.
Holley suggests changing to a single stage low vacum power valve, part No.
125-35, which I have done with no improvement. I have also added another
air intake duct from in front of the radiator to the auxillary air inlet on
the air cleaner, also recommended by Holley. So far I have not seen any
improvement from this.
At times I have lowered the fuel level (fairly easy to do with a Holley
Carburetor, along side the highway) in order to make it to the top of the
pass.
Any suggestions? .
Thanks,
Bob


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Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 14:02:00 PST
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Starter

How true how true. With the 351W All are easy except the last two on
the passenger side. Just can't get to them for nothting!! I am
seriously considering stripping my engine of all the vaccuum crap and
trashing the computer and puting in an older 351 or something similar.
Cash will prevent this for a while of course, but there is just too much
stuff up there and when something breaks, it takes 2 hours to get to the
problem (assuming you allready know what the problem is...) Well enough
griping and back to my crappy truck to try and get the beast to run :-|

>>>>>
That's what I love about these trucks. The stuff underneath is
sometimes easier to get to than the stuff on top! Case in point-
starter is easier to change than spark plugs!
>>>>>

Casey Vandor
Home Page http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.tripod.com/CaseyV/
83 F-250 4X4
75 W-200 4X2









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Date: Sat, 3 Apr 1999 04:59:04 EST
From: FULSZBRONC aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Fw: l985 Ford F-250 (High Altitude Flooding)

In a message dated 4/2/99 2:30:58 PM Mountain Standard Time, bschliem rmi.net
writes:


I have a 1985 Ford F-250, 460, Automatic, W/Underdrive Aux. Transmission,
82000 miles, Towing a
8000 lb. trailer. Pulls good and runs fine except at High Altitude
i.e.(Over Loveland Pass -- I-70 Tunnel -- Vail Pass -- Colorad >>>>>>>>

I run the same carb as your Motorcraft in both my '84 van and '85 Bronco,
and as a native to Colorado's high-country I can speak from experience...at
the higher altitudes the fuel in the float bowl boils at a very low
temperature due to the lower atmospheric pressure and floods over causing
just the situation you described..I run the float level in everything
carburated lower than the specs published in the service manual without a
problem unless it's set TOO low....but I have to admit I don't know how well
it will run at elevations below 3000 ft.
Sounds like you're on the right track lowereing the float. Is the heat
shield between the base gasket and manifold still on your engine or is that
just something that comes with the high-altitude calibration package that we
take for granted UP here???

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