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80-96-list-digest Thursday, July 8 1999 Volume 03 : Number 190



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - shocks ? - what the hell has this got to do with shocks ?
FTE 80-96 - CV Joint boots wanted
Re: FTE 80-96 - RE: Tailgate down...
FTE 80-96 - Inline 6
FTE 80-96 - Removing overspray
FTE 80-96 - RE:shocks
FTE 80-96 - RE: MORE on Tailgate down...
RE: FTE 80-96 - RE: Tailgate down...
FTE 80-96 - driving me CRAZY!
Re: FTE 80-96 - driving me CRAZY!
Re: FTE 80-96 - steering column question
Re: FTE 80-96 - CV Joint boots wanted
Re: FTE 80-96 - steering column question
FTE 80-96 - What area is everone In????
Re: FTE 80-96 - What area is everone In????
FTE 80-96 - Who Cares
Re: FTE 80-96 - (no subject)
FTE 80-96 - Vibration problem: 89 E-150 Club Wagon
Re: FTE 80-96 - Who Cares
Re: FTE 80-96 - Who Cares
Re: FTE 80-96 - Who Cares
RE: FTE 80-96 - RE: Tailgate down...
RE: FTE 80-96 - steering column question
Re: FTE 80-96 - Who Cares
FTE 80-96 - Power Steering Box seal kit
Re: FTE 80-96 - Power Steering Box seal kit
FTE 80-96 - F150 emissions test (not there yet)

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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 20:11:04 +1000
From: les
Subject: FTE 80-96 - shocks ? - what the hell has this got to do with shocks ?

On Wednesday, July 07, 1999 6:22 AM, ROlson1039 aol.com
[SMTP:ROlson1039 aol.com] wrote:
> Les if its coming from the firewall its probably either the windshield
> gasket or the windshield wiper motor where the leak is coming from.
what
> you need to do is to lay under there and have an assistant use the garden
> hose on the truck to see where its coming from for that leak
> Bob

Hi Bob,
Thank you for your advise, I had looked at that first and could see
nothing untoward. I was curious to see all mounting holes are there for
left or right hand drive wipe patterns. The wiper motor it's self is
hanging out over, and to the left of the air cleaner for r/hand version.
Maybe l/h is different ?

Second of all, no, no, no, - ** I ** Hold The Hose, the assistant (the more
naive the better !) goes under the dash. I've been caught on that one
before, poking around under the dash looking for leaks with a screwdriver,
yeah sure!! :^) ..water, water everywhere.....Just kidding. The problem
is with the copious quantities of sealant along the bottom of that vent
section that look good from above, but have lifted and rusted ,or did it
rust then lift! Anyhow the results the same, remove the remnants of the
sealant (gasaxe?, no worries!!) and remove as much of the interior
firewall/dash that is likely to burn, and replate & good old fashioned
oxy-welded. Use as many cans of spray on sealant as necessary. I prefer to
use the spray pack because of the even coverage and it's ability to 'flow'
& fill if required. I am at the re 'wet-testing' stage. If all is O.K., I
will refit the top vent panel and all will be good in the world :^) -
Isn't it lovely to have truck with character ! ....Try and oxy-weld asian
crappp...one flash and it's ash !!

BTW I am getting a quote on the gabriels - Thanx

Regards.

Les
E-mail: lesw cyber.net.au
'86 F100C 351 2WD LWB LPG powered
XTGT Falcon 351C avgas
Fairlane 302C - Gotta have something to collect parts with.

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Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 09:10:22 -0400
From: Sam Matthews
Subject: FTE 80-96 - CV Joint boots wanted

Hello all,

I have recently purchased a 1990 Ford Areostar - 4.0 ltr all wheel drive.
I've discovered that one of the front CV joint boots has split. Does
anyone know of a supplier that makes a "split" style boot?

Thanks,
Sam Matthews

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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 09:44:01 -0400
From: "Troy"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - RE: Tailgate down...

On 6 Jul 99, at 21:22, Skullxbonz aol.com wrote:

>How about using a tonnaeu cover over the bed, and not worrying about the
>tailgate giving wind resistance. Air just flows right over the bed???

I was considering doing that and adding a wind deflector to the
back of the cab that would push most of the air up rather than
letting it go onto the bed.

The problem with the tonneau covers is the hard tops I have seen in
this area only open up part of the way. Then the soft tops, well,
those will dry out because of this Florida sun, then not to mention if
it rains (like it often does here in Florida) the water will sit on the
cover.


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a lawn mower. - Jeff Foxworthy


Troy Williams
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 10:09:59 -0400
From: "Serian"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Inline 6

> If it is drag performance (acceleration/speed)
> you are looking for then it's not your exhaust,
> it's your motor. You have good exhaust for
> performance. Get a bigger motor! Those 6
> cylinders are not known for their drag
> performance. (all insecure I6 owners insert
> flames here)

he he .. actually I am inclined to agree with
this. I have a 300 cid inline 6 in my 83 F150.
It has a lot of low end grunt, and can pull a
car that is heavier than it is out of a roadside
ditch without a problem, but as far as the
concept of quick acceleration goes, it has
no clue :-P From what I have seen, most
of the bigger inline engines are like this ..
lots of pull and low end power, but slow windup.

For a quick response engine, try a larger
displacement V8 ... preferrably with a big hole
on top for a 4V carb. There are list members
on this list and the 61-79 list who can give you
all kinds of advice regarding the best engine,
modifications, brands, et. al. for specific
performance tune-ups if that is what you are
looking for, but for something quick, inexpensive,
and not quite as much work (until you are ready
to take on a big project like that), try a 351 out
of the local boneyard (either W or M, whichever
you like better). The W block will take the same
bell housing as the I6-300; the M block uses the
larger bell housing that fits 351M, 400, 429, 460
engines. Put a 4V edelbrock intake on,
and a basic motorcraft 4350 carb on it, and
that should give some good pickup and
acceleration.


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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 08:45:10 -0600
From: "Smeins, Larry"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Removing overspray

House paint is most likely latex paint. Rubbing alcohol will remove latex
from metal and will not hurt your paint. Wash your car/truck first then
carefully wash the overspray off with the alcohol in a soaked rag. You need
to be careful that you don't scratch the paint by rubbing too hard. Put on
a good coat of wax when finished to cover the tiny scratches that will
result from the clean up and to protect the freshly cleaned paint. I made
this recommendation on another list a couple years ago and got a hearty
thank you from the guy that made the query after he tried it.

Larry
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 09:14:15 -0600
From: "Smeins, Larry"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE:shocks

I have been using, and installing for friends, KYB shocks for years. They
have been installed on vehicles ranging from Mercedes sedans to class C
motorhomes. I have been very happy with them as have my customers/friends.
My most recent installation is on my 95 F-250 SC 4x4 Powerstroke. This
application is a bit harsh when unloaded but when I put my camper on or hook
up my fifth wheel they do very well. This is the first installation where
they have been overly harsh for me, but, this is a heavy duty truck with
widely varied load conditions. You need to decide if you want a soft ride
with lesser control or a stiffer ride with better control and load carrying
ability. I recently put Gabriel Gas shocks on my wife's mini-van and my
impression is Gabriel fits the first conditions while KYB fits the second.
I prefer the KYBs.

Larry


Date: Tue, 6 Jul 1999 07:30:19 -0400
From: "Alger, Timothy, CTR, AFSAA/SAT"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - shocks

I contacted the shock warehouse on the internet and they recommended KYB
Gas-a-just Shocks for my 86 F150 4X4. Anyone have any experience with KYB?

Thanks
Tim Alger

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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 09:25:46 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: MORE on Tailgate down...

I recently saw a fairly new truck (Toyota) with the tailgate removed, and
you could see the sides of the bed (near the rear) vibrate, so I can
understand the problem now. This morning, I saw a 3/4 ton truck which also
had the tailgate removed, But it also had a metal tube added as a brace,
mounted to the rear corner posts inside the bed. I'm sure it was for the
vibration problem. It looked alot like one of those spring-loaded shower
curtain rods, but it had a bolt in the middle to keep it from moving.
Perhaps you could consider something like that?

Good luck...

Todd

>The thing I never like about leaving a tailgate down was not
>necessarlily worrying about the tailgate falling out, but over time,
leaving
>the tailgate gate down will cause the seams that hold the actual pieces of
>the bed together to weaken because the rear of the bed sides do not have
any
>vertical support, and the bed sides will become loose, and 'flap' for lack
of
>a better term.
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 09:35:28 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - RE: Tailgate down...

You 'could' get a solid fiberglass cover... A friend of mine has one, it
has hinges, and gas-struts to help open it, and it also locks in place to
secure items in the bed. The only problem is that it takes 2 people to
remove it if you need to take it off for a big load. It also takes a lot of
storage space if you're not using it. Additionally, I would bet that the
ammount of resistance offered by a soft cover would still be less than the
resistance caused by the inner side wall structures of the bed itself, as it
is not a very aerodynamic design.

Todd

>Not exactly, if you ever looked at a Tonneau cover at about 60 mph, it will

>bow right about in the middle, where the air begins to come back down from
>over the cab. A tonneau will help, but there is resistance. The least
>resistance would be running without a tailgate.
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 13:52:41 -0400 (EDT)
From: DBblueboy webtv.net (Jerome Kelly)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - driving me CRAZY!

I have front brake knocking in stereo. Had brakes, shocks, and tires
all replaced on my F150. I have had the tires off a number of times
trying to find the problem. The shop who did the work can't
or won't find the problem. The rotors were turned and I was wondering
if they might have been turned out of specs. I
appreciated the feedback I got from the last listing but it did not
download. Those
of you who had an idea about the problem thank you much. I was
wondering if you
could post it again though before I get arrested for breaking the noise
ordinace lol.




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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 14:09:31 EDT
From: MRStace84 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - driving me CRAZY!

Repost:

Depending on what year your truck is, as some other guys have mentioned, you
may have a missing or broken anti-rattle clip on the inside brake shoe. I've
had this problem with my 84 in the past, when your driving on a rough road it
sounds like the front-end is about to fall out, kind of loud too. An easy
way to check is if your driving along and it starts doing it, just gently
press your brake pedal, not enough to stop the truck or even slow it down
much. It the noise stops, more than likely this could be your problem.

Stace

84 F150 4x4
98 Ranger XLT 4x4
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 16:22:33 EDT
From: Skullxbonz aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - steering column question

Thanks for the info. I will get to it sometime this weekend. Bob
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 16:25:43 EDT
From: Skullxbonz aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - CV Joint boots wanted

Speedi-boot makes one, even comes with grease. I know that NAPA, and the
Murray's auto parts chains carry them. Make sure you thoroughly check and
clean the joint though.

If you need further help locating one, let me know and I will give you some
numbers of where to find one.

Bob
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 18:44:37 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - steering column question

SkullXbones and all others..
I started to take apart the column.. getting the wheel off is easy enough
. You need a quarter inch drive set ( 5/32 for the horn retaining bolts) and
about an inch socket to take out the nut that holds the wheel on the shaft.
Youre gonna need long bolts to use the wheel puller and they are fine
threaded bolts.. i believe they were 5/16 bolts..
the turn signal shaft sort of screws pulls out.. and there are a couple of
phillips style screws holding in the turn signal apparatus and a couple of
hex bolts that are size 1/4 to remove.. there is also a snap ring that i
removed, but im not sure if that was really necessary ( yet)
there are three phillips style screws holding in the ignition part of the
column in. i removed them but the top part still refuses to come out..
anyway i got aggravated after that cause the heat here is still
unberable..So hopefully when the sun falls a little more and its not so darn
hot out there i will try again and keep y'all posted
Bob
89 F250 2wd ( rapidly becoming a headache!!!)
ROlson1039 aol.com
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 18:49:58 EDT
From: RONEAKER aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - What area is everone In????

Ron Eaker
Rome,GA
92 Ford F-150 4x4
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 19:00:47 EDT
From: CRGREENE1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - What area is everone In????

WHO CARES!? BUT IF YOU MUST KNOW...
C. GREENE
92 F250 XLT
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 19:24:30 EDT
From: Skullxbonz aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Who Cares

I care, that's who. There is a Ford Truck show and parts swap meet in the
Detroit area. And apparently a lot of people care from the amount of email I
have received in regard to the show. Just everyday people with their Ford
trucks (a common interest that we talk about on the website). You never
know. I have found that quite a few people on this site live in my local
area, and a lot do not. But--there are always extra parts and advice, that
cant really be "seen" online. So, CRGREENE1, that is why I care, and I am
the "who" that cares.

Thanks for asking, Skullxbonz
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 20:05:34 EDT
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - (no subject)

In a message dated 07/07/1999 12:57:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
cannon zapware.com writes:


One? >>
on accelleration and stopping, every time.

Joe
Lost in Jersey
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Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 18:00:45
From: Bob & Jay Hartman-Berrier
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Vibration problem: 89 E-150 Club Wagon

Vibration problem: 89 E-150 Club Wagon, 102K miles, PS/AC

Can anyone suggest a cause or a cure for this? Please read on - if you can
help with some or all of this I will be greatly appreciative!

Symptom: Slight vibration in steering column, but very pronounced between
60-65 mph, and also above 25 mph when the road goes to the left (i.e.,
making even a gradual left turn at speed). There seems to be wear on the
outside of the right-front tire, possibly camber wear (I do check the tire
pressure on a frequent basis). My wife describes it as "driving on square
wheels".

What has been done: In mid-May the tires were rotated, balanced and the
wheels aligned as part of normal maintenance. At that time the right outer
tie-rod was replaced. At this point, both before and after the servicing,
there were no problems. A severe vibration developed several weeks later,
and included even-more-noticeable vibration on left-turns at road speed .
We took it in to be checked (under warranty), and they rebalanced all 4
tires. We took it out, were dissatisfied with the ride, and took it back.
At that time the mechanic went with us for a ride and thought a U-joint
might be the cause of the vibration, but that idea did not bear out when the
U-joints were examined along with the rest of the rear-end. The mechanics
noted some play in the rear-end, but this was rebuilt 2 years ago and they
did not think it to be a factor. We had the front-end and rear-end checked
more thoroughly, and the rear tires rebalanced a second time. Rebalancing
the rear tires significantly reduced the vibration but did not eliminate it,
as it now seems to be coming from the front end, as described above.

The tires are relatively new - only 20,000 miles on tires guaranteed for
80,000.

Other questions which I have:
* Can Camber and Caster be adjusted on this vehicle as part of normal
alignment? My Chilton's says they can't, leaving only toe-in.
* On my wife's 72 E-150 Club Wagon the I-beams were bent to align the
tires, yet nobody has ever suggested doing the same on our 89. Is this done
anymore? If not, does anybody know why?
* What is the relationship between ride height and camber?

And my wife still describes it as "driving on square wheels", though not as
bad. Your thoughts???




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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 22:43:01 EDT
From: CRGREENE1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Who Cares

I'm still not sure "who" it is that "cares?" Who is "skullxbonz?" A loser
who is afraid to put his real name perhaps?

Good day!
"CRGREENE1" (AKA: CHRIS GREENE)
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 23:09:45 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Who Cares

In a message dated 7/7/99 10:45:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
CRGREENE1 AOL.COM writes:


loser
who is afraid to put his real name perhaps? >>
Chris,
Well since this is an open forum, you have a right to say what you want and I
would back you up on the right to say it. BUT since this is a Ford truck list
and a club is formed and membership is growing rapidly ( I am one of the
charter members) I would say that a LOT of people care. Many clubs and great
friendships are formed by finding out who is in the same area as you, getting
together and finding out that you have more in common with people than just
your love of trucks. For those of you interested in joining the Association
Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts, there is a mini site on the FTE website, with a
breakdown of prices and an actual order form to join. Don't be shy if you
don't actually live in the USA, we have members in Europe, Canada, and I
believe even Australia.
Now to my opinion of your comments. I think that maybe you are just here to
pick others brains for info and that is fine. But when someone comes out and
asks a general question to meet other people in his area, if you don't want
to join in the discussion and reply respectfully, then stay out of it. I
personally have asked some pretty ignorant questions on this list in my
learning process and have built a pretty bada$$ truck because I DID ask those
questions. I have also made some great acquaintances on this list (you all
know who you are) and would do whatever I could to help them, if I could. So
basically what it comes down to is the classic proverb...
"If you don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything"
Or another good one comes to mind
"Opinions are like A$, we all have them, and some of them stink worse
than others"
Nuff Said
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
"Hazardous Material"
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Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 22:28:38 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Who Cares

I care, too. I'm now aware of several list member who live in this area.
Perhaps we will arrange a get-together in the fall (when it cools off) at
the Autorama or something.

At 19:24 07/07/99 EDT, you wrote:
>I care, that's who. There is a Ford Truck show and parts swap meet in the
>Detroit area. And apparently a lot of people care from the amount of
email I
>have received in regard to the show. Just everyday people with their Ford
>trucks (a common interest that we talk about on the website). You never
>know. I have found that quite a few people on this site live in my local
>area, and a lot do not. But--there are always extra parts and advice, that
>cant really be "seen" online. So, CRGREENE1, that is why I care, and I am
>the "who" that cares.
>
>Thanks for asking, Skullxbonz
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Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton '63 Buick Riviera 401 V-8
'80 Ford F-150 300 I-6 2WD
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 22:54:24 -0500
From: "Harris, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - RE: Tailgate down...

Not sure who the mfg. is but there is a hardtop bed cover that rolls up like
a garage door at the front of the bed. Saw one on a friends truck and it
worked pretty well.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Troy [SMTP:troyw netzero.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 8:44 AM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - RE: Tailgate down...
>
> On 6 Jul 99, at 21:22, Skullxbonz aol.com wrote:
>
> >How about using a tonnaeu cover over the bed, and not worrying about the
> >tailgate giving wind resistance. Air just flows right over the bed???
>
> I was considering doing that and adding a wind deflector to the
> back of the cab that would push most of the air up rather than
> letting it go onto the bed.
>
> The problem with the tonneau covers is the hard tops I have seen in
> this area only open up part of the way. Then the soft tops, well,
> those will dry out because of this Florida sun, then not to mention if
> it rains (like it often does here in Florida) the water will sit on the
> cover.
>
>
> You might be a redneck if... You've ever committed a crime with
> a lawn mower. - Jeff Foxworthy
>
>
> Troy Williams
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 22:59:34 -0500
From: "Harris, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - steering column question

There are, I think, 3 allen head bolts on the fire wall side of the column
near the steering wheel. It's been a while since I took it apart so I can't
remember their exact location, but I think they keep the portion of the
column on the shaft right behind the wheel. You really have to look for
them to see them.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ROlson1039 aol.com [SMTP:ROlson1039 aol.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 5:45 PM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - steering column question
>
> SkullXbones and all others..
> I started to take apart the column.. getting the wheel off is easy enough
>
> . You need a quarter inch drive set ( 5/32 for the horn retaining bolts)
> and
> about an inch socket to take out the nut that holds the wheel on the
> shaft.
> Youre gonna need long bolts to use the wheel puller and they are fine
> threaded bolts.. i believe they were 5/16 bolts..
> the turn signal shaft sort of screws pulls out.. and there are a couple
> of
> phillips style screws holding in the turn signal apparatus and a couple
> of
> hex bolts that are size 1/4 to remove.. there is also a snap ring that i
> removed, but im not sure if that was really necessary ( yet)
> there are three phillips style screws holding in the ignition part of the
> column in. i removed them but the top part still refuses to come out..
> anyway i got aggravated after that cause the heat here is still
> unberable..So hopefully when the sun falls a little more and its not so
> darn
> hot out there i will try again and keep y'all posted
> Bob
> 89 F250 2wd ( rapidly becoming a headache!!!)
> ROlson1039 aol.com
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Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 01:16:29 EDT
From: CRGREENE1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Who Cares

Wayne, just wanted to let you know that I am sorry it is just that I get so
much mail and I am on this mailing list to learn more about my Ford truck and
was getting a bit irritated at hearing so much about where everyone is
living. You wrote a very fine letter and it brought a new perception on
how/why everyone is stating where they live and I (now) thank you for it. I
just received a few e-mails to me personally from "SKULLXBONES" and they were
not too pleasant I might say. So, in conclusion I am sorry again to you and
to all on the mailing list that I may have offended; it was directed more to
this recipient (SKULLXBONES). Sorry again, and I do thank you Wayne.

Sincerely,
C. Greene
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Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 01:17:31 EDT
From: Vonpies aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Power Steering Box seal kit

Hello,

I have an 85 F250, 2WD, 3/4Ton.
The power steering box is leaking.
I understand that a seal kit is available.
Is there somewhere where I can find out
*how* to install the kit once I have it?
Does the box need to be removed to work
on it or can I install the new seals with
it in the truck?
Would the Shop Manuals for my truck
go over this procedure?

Many thanks....
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Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 00:16:43 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Power Steering Box seal kit

I did the input shaft seal kit on a C%&#* a few months ago. Pretty easy.
Instrucitons were in the kit. We did not remove the box from the truck.

Where are you leaking? (Which seal?)

I did the power steering pump shaft seal on my old Buick Riviera a few
weeks ago and it, too, was pretty easy. I removed the pump to do that
(easier to work on at the bench, and only a few bolts holding it on).
Instructions for that were in the shop manual (but pretty self explanatory).

At 01:17 08/07/99 EDT, you wrote:
>Hello,
>
>I have an 85 F250, 2WD, 3/4Ton.
>The power steering box is leaking.
>I understand that a seal kit is available.
>Is there somewhere where I can find out
>*how* to install the kit once I have it?
>Does the box need to be removed to work
>on it or can I install the new seals with
>it in the truck?
>Would the Shop Manuals for my truck
>go over this procedure?
>
>Many thanks....
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Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton '63 Buick Riviera 401 V-8
'80 Ford F-150 300 I-6 2WD
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 22:39:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gary Perry
Subject: FTE 80-96 - F150 emissions test (not there yet)

Friendly Folk,

6 weeks or so ago I was asking questions to do with getting my 82 F150
through the emissions test here in Maricopa County, Arizona. I'm part....


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