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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - exhaust questions
FTE 80-96 - 95 f-150 clutch/transmission probem and front shocks
Re: FTE 80-96 - 95 f-150 clutch/transmission probem and front shocks
FTE 80-96 - exhaust questions
Re: FTE 80-96 - 95 f-150 clutch/transmission probem and front shocks
RE: FTE 80-96 - exhaust questions
Re: FTE 80-96 - Steering Wheel Play
RE: FTE 80-96 - Steering Wheel Play
Re: FTE 80-96 - Steering Wheel Play
FTE 80-96 - Re: Steering Wheel Play
RE: FTE 80-96 - Electric fans
RE: FTE 80-96 - Electric fans
Re: FTE 80-96 - exhaust questions
Re: FTE 80-96 - 95 f-150 clutch/transmission probem and front shocks
Re: FTE 80-96 - exhaust questions
Re: FTE 80-96 - exhaust questions
FTE 80-96 - RE: Houston hot....
Re: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes
Re: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Steering Wheel Play
Club (Was: Re: Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - RE: What area is everone In????)
FTE 80-96 - Electric fans
FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes
Re: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes
Re: FTE 80-96 - Very Intermittent horn
FTE 80-96 - What area is everone In????
Re: FTE 80-96 - What area is everone In????

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 07:50:47 -0600
From: "Ellsworth, Sam"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - exhaust questions

I was wondering since this came up on the falcon list, and got me thinking.
I have an 88 f-150 4x4 302 with the wonderful leaking mazda 5-speed, 147,000
miles.
okay, I have gutted the rear cat converter thinking it was plugged and
replaced it in the exhaust system, for cosmetic purposes. it has passed
emissions twice since then.
my questions could I put in dual exhaust with another cat on the other line?
I am going to put headers and all on it. I even want to put an "h" pipe in
the line. would this benefit also. I have minimal power in the lower rpm
range. I do have a free flowing muffler and plan to install another one. I
have a tubing bender and access to a welder so I will be doing all of the
work with my nephew.
we do have emissions laws that I tried to imply, and I am trying to think of
other information you might need to make an educated guess.
please let me know your thoughts...........................
you may e-mail me personally off the list if you like

thanks,
SAM ELLSWORTH
santaquin, utah
recently replaced windshield, new tires (31"), 6 new rancho RS5000 shocks,
oil change, new dashmat, recent rear end work including shimming and brakes
and seals. the list goes on and on.


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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 10:28:56 EDT
From: "aaron gordon"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 95 f-150 clutch/transmission probem and front shocks

Hi everyone,
I am new to the list. I recently bought a 1995 f-150xl regular cab long
box with a 302, 2wd, and a 5 speed. I have 2 problems right now and Any
advice that you feel like giving would be great.

1) I think I have a mazda tranny. When I press down my clutch pedal there is
a loud squeak coming from somewhere in the tranny. The tranny also squeaks
when I let the clutch out. When I let the clutch out it kind of jumps right
at the point the squeak happens. When I am driving It isn't as smooth as it
used to be. Sometimes it will clunk when I pull it out of gear even when I
have the clutch to the floor. Also when I'm stopped sometimes it will grind
when I put it into gear even when the clutch is fully depressed. The clutch
is even more vaugue than it was before and It is hard to switch gears
smoothly. A friend of mine suggested that It could be the release bearing.
Any ideas??

2)The front end of the truck sags down quite a bit in relation to the back
end. At first I thought that the truck wass supposed to be like that but
then I saw lots of other f-150s that were almost level. I thin that
replacing the front shocks will do the trick. The truck has 55k on it and I
don't think they have ever been replaced. What shocks are good to get? I am
looking for something with a pretty smooth ride. I use the truck mainly for
light on road hauling and daily driving. What shocks are good to get??

I appreciate any help anyone can give. Thanks,
Aaron




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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 10:46:54 -0400
From: Mike Sloane
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 95 f-150 clutch/transmission probem and front shocks

The height of the truck when sitting is not determined by the shock absorbers.
All that shock absorbers do is control the rate that the springs deflect and
rebound from the vehicle encountering changes in the road surface. If you truck
is "sagging" in the front, it is either because there is excessive weight (due
to a change to a larger engine than came with the truck, for instance) or
weakened/broken springs due to any number of things. It would also be useful to
make sure that the tires are all the correct size and that the PO (Previous
Owner) did not mess around with lift or lowering kits which also can change the
relative heights of the front or rear. Another thought is that the PO might have
installed helper springs or "load levelers" in the back to assist in carrying
heavy loads. This can have the effect of raising the back end up when there is
no load.

But changing the shocks will not accomplish anything.

Mike

aaron gordon wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I am new to the list. I recently bought a 1995 f-150xl regular cab long
> box with a 302, 2wd, and a 5 speed. I have 2 problems right now and Any
> advice that you feel like giving would be great.
>
>
>
> 2)The front end of the truck sags down quite a bit in relation to the back
> end. At first I thought that the truck wass supposed to be like that but
> then I saw lots of other f-150s that were almost level. I thin that
> replacing the front shocks will do the trick. The truck has 55k on it and I
> don't think they have ever been replaced. What shocks are good to get? I am
> looking for something with a pretty smooth ride. I use the truck mainly for
> light on road hauling and daily driving. What shocks are good to get??
>
> I appreciate any help anyone can give. Thanks,
> Aaron
>
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 11:23:09 -0400
From: "Steve"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - exhaust questions

From: Ellsworth, Sam
> my questions could I put in dual exhaust with another cat on the other
line?

Depends on the state and the inspectors. Federal says that you cannot even
move the location of the cat converter or replace the cat converter unless
you have a signed doc saying that it needed to be changed. I put Doug
Thorley y-pipe headers on my 351W (great for low end torque), picked up
2-12" cats from Dynomax and ran true duals (2 1/4") through Flowmasters and
it passed inspection with one hitch. They wanted a heat riser tube from the
headers to the air cleaner (I have an open element Edelbrock 14" air
cleaner, so it would only be cosmetic anyway), but they passed it anyway.
Mine's an '82 and I even removed the smog pump; it still passed! I live in
NC so it all depends. If I was still in California, I would have had to go
through arbitration, pay a penalty and then it would have been OK.

Slik

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 11:26:54 -0400
From: "Steve"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 95 f-150 clutch/transmission probem and front shocks

From: aaron gordon
>I thin that replacing the front shocks will do the trick.

Shocks are for rebound, it's the springs that have allowed the front end to
sag. Shocks will bring it back up some, but they will be taking the weight
of the front end and will wear faster. The springs should be replaced.

Slik

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 10:38:41 -0500
From: "Baldwin, Dave (CPCP Design)"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - exhaust questions

Sam,

> I have gutted the rear cat converter thinking it was plugged and
> replaced it in the exhaust system, for cosmetic purposes. it
> has passed emissions twice since then.
> my questions could I put in dual exhaust with another cat on
> the other line?

You mean, like the Mustangs do? No reason not to, if you can make it fit.
Problem is that it's not factory, and if the emissions people actually
LOOK at your system, they could flag it just because it was clearly
modified...something that your "gutted" cat doesn't point out right now. If
you pull in there with a dual exhaust system, even with dual cats, they
might have a problem with that. Different states are different, and if all
your state does is check emissions, then you're probably all right.

> ...I have minimal power in the lower rpm
> range.

I feel your pain. Unfortunately, everything I've read says that these
motors respond very little to exhaust system changes when stock. Probably
because the exhaust port in the head is notoriously bad. The bottleneck is
in the head. A porting can free up much more HP than your exhaust
changes--and probably make the exhaust changes more worthwhile. Even then,
most of the improvement would be at higher engine speeds. I've heard of a
company that will port your stock heads with CNC milling equipment (so they
should all flow identically) for something like $500. I can't remember the
name. I can dig it up if you're interested.

>
> thanks,
> SAM ELLSWORTH
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 11:44:34 EDT
From: Cook1159 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Steering Wheel Play

just picked up my truck...it only cost $85
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 12:07:03 -0400
From: "Ratcliff, Dale"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Steering Wheel Play

What did they do to it?

Dale Ratcliff
Email : dratc Telxon.com
92 F150 SC 351



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just picked up my truck...it only cost $85
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 13:07:46 EDT
From: Cook1159 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Steering Wheel Play

they rebuilt the old box and put in a new shaft seal
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 15:31:14 -0500
From: "DannyF"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Steering Wheel Play

Subject: FTE 80-96 - Steering Wheel Play

Wondered if anyone else has the same problem or possibly
corrected it.

Have a 2WD '90 F-150 w/80K on it. Basically a good truck but
theres at least 2-3" of play in the steering wheel.

I've had the front end checked, steering shaft coupler checked for
looseness and tried a very slight adj. of the preload locknut on top
of the steering gearbox. Still have a lot of play.

Just a sloppy box? Anyone have one rebuilt? How much?

Thanks,

Danny
danf01 worldnet.att.net

Guess I'm going to answer my own question here.

Took it down to a second frame/alignment shop and they:

1. Checked for front end slop...result: all good

2. Checked steering shaft coupler for PS fluid soaked insulator and
looseness...result: no problem.

3. Tech proceeded to adjust pinion shaft(locknut on top of steering
box). He was turning inward in 1/4 turn increments and got to 1 3/4
turns and it never binded! This improved the slop significantly in the
steering wheel...didn't totally eliminate it but its much improved.
The tech says he's had to to do 2 full turns in some high mileage
boxes to improve the feel.

I was always cautioned about this adjustment being useless for
eliminating play and even then, was advised only turn 1/8-1/4 turns
total to avoid binding.

Bottom line: at least on Ford truck steering boxes, keep turning
the screw CW until binding, then back off 1/8 turn to eliminate play.

Danny
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 15:31:14 -0500
From: "DannyF"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Electric fans

Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Electric fans

You mean downgrade? :)

Only move to an electric fan if:
You favour horsepower over cool engine
You do lots and lots of deep water crossing and want to be able to shut the
fan off before going through the water. Engine driven fans can be pulled
into the rad when in deep water.

A good engine driven fan/ fan clutch will probably consume about 5 hp when
engaged. An electrical fan would have to pull 310 amps to match that.
While this is a comparison of consumption it is to show that there is no way
an electrical fan can move as much air as an engine driven one unless you
believe that the mechanical one is ridiculously inefficient.

Have to agree here.

If you do lots of towing and like to have the AC on stick with the engine
driven fan, and if you want to increase the cooling abilities replace the
stock fan clutch with a heavy duty unit (Hayden part # 2797, Canadian Tire
part # 14-7159-0 for 5.0L) which will spin the fan at 90% engine rpm vs 60%
stock, although you may find that the heavy duty fan clutch does not
disengage.

Bye.

Anyone else notice after replacing a fan clutch(thermal type
w/spring in front) that the thing never really matches the lockup rpm
that a stock one does? Remember when you used to get that roar
when first starting the engine and then its settles down to a quieter
rpm? Then you lost the roar when you had to replace the fan
clutch?

Point being is that a lot of replacement fan clutches are only a tad
tighter than the lazy one you replaced. One mechanic I talked to
said he routinely tightens up the little spring in order to make the
thing work better in a so. Tx climate.

Just FYI,
Danny

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 13:53:47 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Electric fans

Can this really be a downgrade? I thought almost all new cars (and probably
trucks too) came with electric fans now? Surely the after-market engineers
would be designing electric fans that were comparable to the stock
requirements? Am I missing something here?

Todd

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You mean downgrade? :)

Only move to an electric fan if:
You favour horsepower over cool engine
You do lots and lots of deep water crossing and want to be able to shut the
fan off before going through the water. Engine driven fans can be pulled
into the rad when in deep water.

A good engine driven fan/ fan clutch will probably consume about 5 hp when
engaged. An electrical fan would have to pull 310 amps to match that.
While this is a comparison of consumption it is to show that there is no way
an electrical fan can move as much air as an engine driven one unless you
believe that the mechanical one is ridiculously inefficient.

Have to agree here.

If you do lots of towing and like to have the AC on stick with the engine
driven fan, and if you want to increase the cooling abilities replace the
stock fan clutch with a heavy duty unit (Hayden part # 2797, Canadian Tire
part # 14-7159-0 for 5.0L) which will spin the fan at 90% engine rpm vs 60%
stock, although you may find that the heavy duty fan clutch does not
disengage.

Bye.

Anyone else notice after replacing a fan clutch(thermal type
w/spring in front) that the thing never really matches the lockup rpm
that a stock one does? Remember when you used to get that roar
when first starting the engine and then its settles down to a quieter
rpm? Then you lost the roar when you had to replace the fan
clutch?

Point being is that a lot of replacement fan clutches are only a tad
tighter than the lazy one you replaced. One mechanic I talked to
said he routinely tightens up the little spring in order to make the
thing work better in a so. Tx climate.

Just FYI,
Danny

Danny
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 17:34:40 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - exhaust questions

On the exhaust issue, the law states that you cannot alter your exhaust from
factory configuration. Meaning that if your vehicle came with 2 into 1 then
it must stay 2 into 1. But I have rarely seen any of the emissions inspectors
actually do an under vehicle inspection. Most of them only look under the
hood. I do know of guys with Mustangs that have run "True" duals and pass
continuously through emissions using long tube headers. I would say it would
depend on the state in which you live and just how strict they actually are
during testing.
Hope I have helped,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 18:01:10 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 95 f-150 clutch/transmission probem and front shocks

Aaron
First answer sounds to me like you need a clutch job.. and that includes
replacing the throwout bearing and the pressure plate.
Second answer GABRIEL shocks and MOOG springs will bring you level..
shocks cannot lift the front end of your truck
Bob
ROlson1039 aol.com
89 F250 2WD
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 18:05:51 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - exhaust questions

Im told that here in NY the inspectors can tell what exhaurst came with the
car/truck when they put the VIN number in the computer used for the
emmissions testing If a mechanic wanted to be a chop breaker i suppouse he
could question and modifications, if he wanted to, but here where i am I
cant imagine them even taking the time to bother with looking for exhaust
modifications..
Bob
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 18:34:31 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - exhaust questions

>I was wondering since this came up on the falcon list, and got me thinking.
>I have an 88 f-150 4x4 302 with the wonderful leaking mazda 5-speed, 147,000
>miles.

Are you sure you don't have my truck? Everything is the same... even the
milage!

My truck had cheapo headers with a dual exhaust and no cats when I bought
it. The headers were rusting off anyway, so I bought new Shorty headers,
but needed a Y pipe for them to fit right. Well I found one in a bone yard
from a 93 Bronco in good shape with the original double cats. Well I
decided it might make the truck worth more if I go to sell it if it will
pass emissions, so I put the headers on. But, when I went to bolt up the Y
pipe I found it was over an inch too wide and at the wrong angles. I guess
it must have been off a 351! Well since it was 3 am and I wanted to take
the truck to Pennsylvania the next day, and I had bought the Y pipe several
months ago, I decided my chop saw and mig welder would do the trick- which
it did.

Anyway I decided to run it without any muffler to see how it sounds and it
is just fine- not loud at all. I put in a new Crane Compucam, timing chain,
valve seals, and everything that goes with the project. The truck seems to
run really well, idles better, and really takes off when I go past 3000
rpm. Still lacking in the low-end department, but it is only a 302 and
should have 4.11 gears or lower.

As far as the emissions stuff goes, I guess it depends on whether you need
it or not. Most parts of the country are still free and don't require it,
but if your's does, I don't see why duals with catalytics would not work.

Blake
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 20:00:36 -0500
From: "Dave Harmier"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: Houston hot....

Er ah Roy, don't know how long you've been here (I'm South I-45 Fuqua
exit)....
But it ain't EVEN hot YET! Just wait 'til August!!!!

As to R134a, my F-150 does OK on it...just had to make my fan work right!
(To keep the condenser cool ya know!)

Dave H.
Houston
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:29:29 -0400
From: "Troy"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes

On 14 Jul 99, at 1:17, Steve wrote:

>My hissing on my '82 started about a week ago and got so bad it sounded like
>air brakes. It definately was the power booster. Bought a remanufactured
>one for $130 ($190 if you replace your master cylinder at the same time) and
>about $80 labor.

Hmmmmm, while you have your foot at the final resting place, or
while you are actually pushing the pedal down?

You might be a redneck if... You burn your yard rather than mow it.
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:29:47 -0400
From: "Troy"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes

On 13 Jul 99, at 19:16, Bob Kennedy wrote:

>That would be the booster, you can check it by getting down in the floor board and
>press the brake pedal with your hand. You'll see the shaft going into the booster
>diaphragm.

But what would cause the hiss? Is it a bad booster, or just a
'feature' of some of the boosters that were used? I can only hear
the hiss when I am pressing down on the brakes. While I am
stopped and the brake pedal is not moving, the hiss is gone.

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 21:37:08 -0400
From: "Troy"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Steering Wheel Play

On 14 Jul 99, at 15:31, DannyF wrote:

>I've had the front end checked, steering shaft coupler checked for
>looseness and tried a very slight adj. of the preload locknut on top
>of the steering gearbox. Still have a lot of play.
>
>Just a sloppy box? Anyone have one rebuilt? How much?

I too had around 2 to 3" of play in the gearbox as well. My problem
was, when I hit a bump in the road (alright a pothole or rough spot)
the truck would go off in any direction it wanted to, sometimes,
trying to go into another lane altogether if I wasn't paying attention
and didn't fight with the wheel to correct it and keep the truck going
straight.

I just had to replace the gearbox, I think it was like $150 or so at
Auto Zone, and I think the core charge was $190 or something
along those lines. Shocked the hell out of me the core charge was
more expensive than the part.

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 22:34:37 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Club (Was: Re: Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - RE: What area is everone In????)

>Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 23:10:33 EDT
>From: FLR150 aol.com
>Subject: Re: Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - RE: What area is everone In????

>Gang,
>To get a sticker go to the FTE site and join the new club we have formed. It
>is called the Association of Ford Truck Enthusiasts. The link to join is on
>the main page.
>Later
>Wayne Foy
>'94 Flareside SC
>AFTE Charter Member
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Wayne,

Did you hear the news from Don Neighbors? The non-profit
incorporation paperwork was filed on Monday. Now all
we need is an organizational meeting of the directors to
complete it. So far, membership is over 30 people. It
really looks like its going to get large.

Ken

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 22:51:16 EDT
From: craig n eggerman
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Electric fans

keep them both if possible. On my E350 I have the original fan and a
small 10" pusher on the front an it seems to help on steep climbs and hot
days. The 10" is mounted on the driver side between the grill brackets
and left side of the radiator. I did have to do some trimming of the
grill and brackets to get it to fit.
Craig
Eggerman juno.com
Casper,Wyoming
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:14:41 -0400
From: "Steve"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes

From: Troy

> On 14 Jul 99, at 1:17, Steve wrote:
>
> >My hissing on my '82 started about a week ago and got so bad it sounded
like
> >air brakes. It definately was the power booster. Bought a
remanufactured
> >one for $130 ($190 if you replace your master cylinder at the same time)
and
> >about $80 labor.
>
> Hmmmmm, while you have your foot at the final resting place, or
> while you are actually pushing the pedal down?
>
It started when I was pushing the brake down and would quit at the final
stop or when I wasn't using the brakes. It wasn't long until it hissed all
the time, even when I wasn't applying any pressure. It's nice and quiet
now.

Steve

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 20:19:31 -0700
From: Bob Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 84 F150 Brakes

The piston to the booster is what sticks through the firewall and your brake pedal
attaches to it. It has a seal that compresses with the pedal when you push it down. If
the seal is worn,you'll get the hiss when you step on the pedal. As the seal worsens so
does the hiss, into a full time leak. Mine started at like a high pitched whistle, then
degraded to the hiss.

Bob

86 Bronco
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Troy wrote:

> On 13 Jul 99, at 19:16, Bob Kennedy wrote:
>
> >That would be the booster, you can check it by getting down in the floor board and
> >press the brake pedal with your hand. You'll see the shaft going into the booster
> >diaphragm.
>
> But what would cause the hiss? Is it a bad booster, or just a
> 'feature' of some of the boosters that were used? I can only hear
> the hiss when I am pressing down on the brakes. While I am
> stopped and the brake pedal is not moving, the hiss is gone.
>
> You might be a redneck if... You go to a party and the punch bowl
> flushes. - Jeff Foxworthy
>
> Troy Williams
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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 23:18:33 -0400
From: "Troy"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Very Intermittent horn

On 29 Jun 99, at 10:13, Steve Randa wrote:

>Speaking of the horn...Did Ford have different versions like a dual
>variety. If you couldn't see my truck when I applied the horn, you'd
>swear it was originating from a Pinto. I hate to even use it. Sounds
>like a damn toy.

Hehehehee, yours too. I've got an '84 and the thing sounds pretty
weak to me. Ah well, when I take it out and put the Dixie horn in
there, I'm sure it'll remedy that problem. :)

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your neighbor's yard. - Jeff Foxworthy


Troy Williams
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