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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - towing boats
RE: FTE 80-96 - towing boats
Re: FTE 80-96 - Hydraulic oil rust proofing
RE: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed
FTE 80-96 - " Todd's Stuff "
FTE 80-96 - Shredding Fan belt
Re: FTE 80-96 - " Todd's Stuff "
RE: FTE 80-96 - Shredding Fan belt
Re: FTE 80-96 - Joe's Clunkin' Truck, and a brake suggestion
FTE 80-96 - headlights,words of wisdom$$$$
Re: FTE 80-96 - Shredding Fan belt
Re: FTE 80-96 - headlights,words of wisdom$$$$
FTE 80-96 - 18/39 x 16.5 M.T and Weld rims for sale! $2,000 for only $600
FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner
Re: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rusted Studs - new rock band or weal problem?
Re: FTE 80-96 - capacity
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:89 F250 Body Repair Panels
Re: FTE 80-96 - 460 conversion
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rade's fourth of July soapbox
Re: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rade's fourth of July soapbox
RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner
Re: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed
FTE 80-96 - E series or F series
Re: FTE 80-96 - E series or F series
Re: FTE 80-96 - E series or F series
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:89 F250 Body Repair Panels

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 10:27:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: peters server.uwindsor.ca (Peter Steeves)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - towing boats

My current boat and trailor weight around 6,500 lbs. and my F150 Lariat
really can't easily pull them up the ramps. I am looking at a larger boat,
maybe up to 9,000 - 10,000 lbs. Would a full-size Bronco be able to easily
handle ramping either size of boat ? especially the larger :)

Thanks .
PETER

Oh, also, what would be the effects of putting 5w30 instead of 10w30 in my
truck. I think that is what the mechanic did for my last tune-up. Things
sound and run lousy now.



- --
Peter Steeves
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 11:24:05 -0400
From: Greg Carter
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - towing boats

A bronco wont do any better than your truck (if equipped the same).

What engine,trans,diff do you have? If you have a 4x4 put it into 4lo when
pulling up the ramp to help with the current boat.

For a 10000 pound boat (does that include gas, trailer etc, of is that 10000
lbs. as given by the manufacture before being loaded up with gear,
batteries, etc..) you should be looking at an F250 or F350 with a class 4 or
5 hitch with load leveling. Don't even consider an F250 with a 5.0L
(personal experience), get a 351 or bigger.

Look at your owners manual under towing, you should see a chart, from there
you can find your ideal truck/engine/trans/diff gear configuration for the
load you want to tow.

Bye.
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From: peters server.uwindsor.ca [mailto:peters server.uwindsor.ca]
Sent: Monday, July 19, 1999 10:27 AM
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Subject: FTE 80-96 - towing boats


My current boat and trailor weight around 6,500 lbs. and my F150
Lariat
really can't easily pull them up the ramps. I am looking at a larger boat,
maybe up to 9,000 - 10,000 lbs. Would a full-size Bronco be able to easily
handle ramping either size of boat ? especially the larger :)

Thanks .
PETER

Oh, also, what would be the effects of putting 5w30 instead of 10w30 in my
truck. I think that is what the mechanic did for my last tune-up. Things
sound and run lousy now.



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Peter Steeves
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 17:50:06 +0200
From: FXL
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Hydraulic oil rust proofing

Good to hear some talking.....
Gunnar
Sweden
(Another "salt" area!)
F250 XLT Lariat DSL -91

Bj=F8rnar Huse wrote:
> =

> Listen to the voices from the NorthWest (Norway, even!) :
> =

> It is almost mandatory to have your vehicle treated with "Tectyl" by
> Tuff-Cote Dinol (made by Valvoline) at least every 4 years, preferably =
every
> 2-3 years. This is gunk with an attitude, thin stuff for hollow areas, =
more
> massive stuff for under the body (can even be painted over) and asfalt-=
like
> consistency for the wheel wells and other wear areas.
> =

> I just bought two litres of the heaviest stuff together with an air
> applicator for my compressor; total cost around $40.
> A professional whole-car treatment is around $250 for a Ford Festiva, $=
500
> for an E-van. A large car takes around 7 gallons total! As soon as it d=
ries,
> it does not smell. And unless you use diesel or kerosene when washing y=
our
> truck, it does not come off involuntarily.
> =

> Even my dad, who has been living in Vegas for quite some time now, want=
ed to
> coat his newly re-restored 60 Eldo convertible.
> =

> My E-van has no rust, even if we have lots of salt in the air (have to =
wash
> our windows after storms) and our roads are salted during the winter.
> =

> Cheers!
> =

> Bjornar
> 1990 E-250 Club Wagon
> 1994 Escort 1.3i (wifemobile)
> =

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 08:51:09 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed

Joe:

Sorry to hear of your loss... (Damn those chevys.)

but glad to hear that you survived - good job on protecting the kid.

I hope you're feeling better soon.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery...

Sincerely,

Todd McMahon

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From: JSC721 aol.com [mailto:JSC721 aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 18, 1999 6:01 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed


Hey Guys,

Well, I never though it would happen to me but it did. My 89 E-250 took a
rear end collision impact at a red light from a chevy pick up at about 65
miles an hour this morning. The good news is that Im hurtin but survived it.

The woman driving the pick up had a heart attack and stayed on the gas pedal

struck me first, then took out about 3 other vehicles. Thank god for the
crash wall on the cargo vans. I lightly rear ended a 99 dodge pick up with
the hitch busting my radiator. I stayed on the brake and took the brunt of
the crash due to a baby in the vehicle ahead of me. My fuel tank rupured
from
my hitch and the body buckled. I lost some of my supplies in my Van.
But all of the customizing and mechanical work (which was everything ) that

I did is all gone. It breaks my heart. Without my truck I am out of
business.
The insurance company will probably total it. But I will have the
oppurtunity
to replace it with another Ford of course. Just in the wrong place at the
wrong time.

Joe Jsc721

P.S. Target Vehicle : Ford E-350 Extended Cargo Van. Diesel? Gas?
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 09:10:15 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: FTE 80-96 - " Todd's Stuff "

Hi guys,

I just wanted to get your opinions on a web page that I just created (PLEASE
NOTE: The web site currently only works with Internet Explorer, and does NOT
work with Netscape - I havn't figured it out yet). So far it's only got a
few pictures of my Ford F350 Crew-cab Dually (460-CID) which I took durring
a recent top-half rebuild. The reason for this is simply that I havn't had
the vehicle very long, so I havn't had time to do much to it. The site DOES
however have a bunch of interesting pictures from my previous project
vehicle (a '72 Land Rover), which I did a complete ground-up rebuild on.
There's no text yet to accompany any of the pictures, so e-mail any
questions you might have to me. I'm on Jury duty starting tomorrow, so I
might not be able to reply right away. It's my first attempt at a web page,
so I'd really like your feed-back.

The site can be found at: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://209.19.94.132/tmcmahon

I hope to hear from you soon...

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 18:11:58 -0500
From: Kimuel Hill
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Shredding Fan belt

I am the proud owner of a 1989 F150 300 I6 that is going through
serpentine belts every 5000 miles or so. It appears to be an alignment
problem between the tensioner and the accessories on the driver's side/
The tensioner pushes the belt toward the front until it frays and jumps
one groove on the accessories. Soon afterward the belt is toast. How do
I realign this beast? The tensioner has no obvious adjustment in and
out. Neither does anything else. Help!!!!!!!

Thanks...
kim
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 19:39:17 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - " Todd's Stuff "

In a message dated 7/19/99 12:12:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
TMcMahon anacomp.com writes:

>
Todd,
Great looking site, very clean and well set up! I have been doing websites
for a few months and I like it. You'll see a link to your site on my "links"
page soon!
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
Wayne's Page
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 16:42:40 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Shredding Fan belt

As far as I know, there is no alignment adjustment for those components.
Unless you (or a previous owner) replaced any pulleys or the tensioner, they
should be alligned fine. If something HAS been replaced however, there is a
chance that the incorrect component could have been installed, which would
cause an alignment problem.

I had a problem like this once that ended up being a missing "counter
ballance" weight on the main pulley. It had simply broken off. The pulleys
were balanced much as the wheel of a car. With the counter-weight missing,
the vibration of the pulley (especially when starting the engine) was enough
to move the belt forward one groove. Eventually the belt would become
shreded. In my case, it was quite obvious (visually) that the weight was
missing, as I had taken note of the counter balance weight before it broke
off.

Good Luck,

Todd
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From: Kimuel Hill [mailto:khill hiwaay.net]
Sent: Monday, July 19, 1999 4:12 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Shredding Fan belt


I am the proud owner of a 1989 F150 300 I6 that is going through
serpentine belts every 5000 miles or so. It appears to be an alignment
problem between the tensioner and the accessories on the driver's side/
The tensioner pushes the belt toward the front until it frays and jumps
one groove on the accessories. Soon afterward the belt is toast. How do
I realign this beast? The tensioner has no obvious adjustment in and
out. Neither does anything else. Help!!!!!!!

Thanks...
kim
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 20:08:15 EDT
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Joe's Clunkin' Truck, and a brake suggestion

In a message dated 07/19/1999 12:27:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
mjp exit109.com writes:


only happens once when I'm stopping and once when I'm accelerating
again. I've replaced the radius arm bushings, the rivets with bolts
(ugh!), >>
It was basically left at a bushing overhaul on the front end. I have just
surpassed 100k so although they look good, it's probally time for
replacement. I haven't done it yet, and the front shocks need to be done as
well but time dosen't permit me to do it. How many miles do you have on the
95?

Joe
Lost in jersey
92 F-150 Nite
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 19:12:44 -0500
From: "bridgtap"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - headlights,words of wisdom$$$$

to the list


I purchased my 89 F150 about 2 years ago did not notice RH headlight
bulb retaining ring missing till light burnt out.replaced "Hal bulb" thought
it was in tight.It came lose cocked half way out burnt and melted inside of
housing,could not get bulb back in place due to melted plastic,No after
market avail that I could find. 157.00 at Ford you know who.Has to be right
to pass state inspection work 7:00 to 7:00 so junk yards closed.Might want
to check yours out.

bridgtap swbell.net

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 20:37:57 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Shredding Fan belt

you gotta use washers and sometimes longer bolts to align this stuff!!!!
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 20:40:25 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - headlights,words of wisdom$$$$

there are aftermarkets available for about $100 wit the chrome around it
less without... . trust me i went through this already !!!!
Bob
89 F 250 2WD
ROlson1039 aol.com
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 20:58:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: rich may
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 18/39 x 16.5 M.T and Weld rims for sale! $2,000 for only $600

I have (4) 18/39 x 16.5 Mickey Thompson Baja Belted tires and Weld
rims(8 lug) for sale. They are in very good condition and I am forced
to sell them because Mass. state law doesn't want me to have fun with
my truck(ie...law=29", my truck=32"). If you want to see the tires,
they are here

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 22:02:05 EDT
From: RONEAKER aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner

I would like to hear someone comment on the oil pressure to. I have a 92 Ford
f-150 4x4 351 the oil pressure stays at the n on the normal gauge hot or
cold. The engine has 143k miles on it, I changed the oil and put Havoline
20w50 in it. The oil pressure didnt seem to increase. I've heard a couple say
that is normal, but it makes me a crinch a little. Is that to heavy of an oil
for the summer? My Transmission sounds like yours to, its a c6and I can ride
down the street, it may not want to change right away, other times it may
depends on the speed. thanks for any comments.
Ron Eaker
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 22:48:20 -0400
From: "Troy"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed

On 18 Jul 99, at 21:01, JSC721 aol.com wrote:

>Well, I never though it would happen to me but it did. My 89 E-250 took a
>rear end collision impact at a red light from a chevy pick up at about 65
>miles an hour this morning. The good news is that Im hurtin but survived it.
>The woman driving the pick up had a heart attack and stayed on the gas pedal
>struck me first, then took out about 3 other vehicles. Thank god for the
>crash wall on the cargo vans. I lightly rear ended a 99 dodge pick up with
>the hitch busting my radiator. I stayed on the brake and took the brunt of
>the crash due to a baby in the vehicle ahead of me. My fuel tank rupured from
>my hitch and the body buckled. I lost some of my supplies in my Van.
>But all of the customizing and mechanical work (which was everything ) that
>I did is all gone. It breaks my heart. Without my truck I am out of business.
>The insurance company will probably total it. But I will have the oppurtunity
>to replace it with another Ford of course. Just in the wrong place at the
>wrong time.

I have to say, I think the Ch*vy's and the imports have something
out for the Fords lately. Sunday night I was trying to make a left
hand turn off a two lane road to another two lane road. There were
a couple cars heading at me, so I had to stop in the northbound
lane. I had my turn signal on, my brake lights were working, and
the person behind me in a Nissan pickup slammed into the back
end of my '84 F-150.

I noticed the driver backing up and went onto the shoulder of the
road and sped off. I'm sore as crap, the front end of the Nissan is
sitting on the side of the road right now, and OleBlu, well, shoot, all
it needs is a new rear bumper. Not a scratch on the body. :)

I was hit so hard the stereo came out of the dash and was hanging
by the cords. Also, it busted the holster for the battery and made
my battery lay on it's backside.

Still looking for that little import piece of #$* that hit me.

You might be a redneck if... You have to hit the dashboard in your
truck to get the lights and radio to work. - Jeff Foxworthy


Troy Williams
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 22:07:10 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rusted Studs - new rock band or weal problem?

>I had to have a rear tire on my 1983 F250 HD replaced
>after a blowout, and I was not able to loosen the lug
>nuts due to rust. The AAA man used a 5 foot bar to
>loosen the worst 5 out of 8 studs. He told me I
>should have the studs replaced to prevent this from
>happening again. These studs have always been covered
>by hub caps, and all of them appear badly rusted. The
>rear drums appear to be in 2 pieces. How are the
>studs replaced?

Pull the axles out and drive the studs out with a hammer.


Blake
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Concord, Ohio
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 22:16:07 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - capacity

>>Ranger
>1/4 ton
>
>>F100
>1/4 ton. The ranger replaced it.

NO, an F100 is a half ton. The F150 came out in the mid-70s as a slightly
heavier gvw 1/2 ton to circumvent the legal requirement of unleaded gas and
catalytic converters.

>
>>F150
>1/2 ton
>
>>F250
>3/4 ton
>
>>F350
>1 ton
>
>>F450
>Don't remember. I would suppose either 1 1/2 or 1 1/4
>
>
>>F600
>
>? Maybe 2 ton?

YES, 2 ton. There the gvw varries with what the buyer wants- up to about
24,000 gvw
>

Blake
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 22:32:37 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:89 F250 Body Repair Panels

Mill Supply in Cleveland. They have a web site and pretty good body
replacement pieces.


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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 22:39:01 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 460 conversion

>A month or so ago I posted a note that I was in the process of doing a 460
>conversion in my 84 F250LD from a 351W. The truck is equipped with a T-18
>granny 4 sp. and 4.10 Dana 60 non-floater (c-clips).
> The conversion turned out GREAT!!! can pull any hill at 70 MPH with a
>7800# trailer in tow. Just got back from the Shelby American Auto Club
>convention in Detroit (1200 mile round trip) averaged 9.6 M.P.G.
> The motor is a 73 460 out of a big Lincoln, used junkyard parts, no
>expensive kits.
> Now the question is; can I adapt a later model heavy duty overdrive
>transmission to this engine?
> Jgearhead aol.com

I think the ZF 5 speed would bolt up if it came from a later 460. But I
doubt if it is as strong as your T-18. I am not sure how the gearing
compares. Stay away from the Mazda 5 speed.

Not sure what other transmissions would fit- could try the new 6 speed.

Blake
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 22:47:35 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rade's fourth of July soapbox

>>> and if y'all really need to burn something this Fourth... there are still
>>an
>>> awful lot of Chevys out on the road
>>
>>And they blow up REAL good.
>>
>>SPECTRE
>
>Especially the ones with the gas tanks on the outside of the frame rail!
>
>Screech!!! BOOOOOOM!!!

They really explode when the television show puts a remote control bomb in
the fuel tank- that is what happened and they were caught!

Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 22:12:15 -0500
From: "SPECTRE"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Troy
To:
Sent: Monday, July 19, 1999 9:48 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed


> On 18 Jul 99, at 21:01, JSC721 aol.com wrote:
> I have to say, I think the Ch*vy's and the imports have something
> out for the Fords lately. Sunday night I was trying to make a left
> hand turn off a two lane road to another two lane road. There were
> a couple cars heading at me, so I had to stop in the northbound
> lane. I had my turn signal on, my brake lights were working, and
> the person behind me in a Nissan pickup slammed into the back
> end of my '84 F-150.
>
> I noticed the driver backing up and went onto the shoulder of the
> road and sped off. I'm sore as crap, the front end of the Nissan is
> sitting on the side of the road right now, and OleBlu, well, shoot, all
> it needs is a new rear bumper. Not a scratch on the body. :)

HAH! dont ya love it!

> I was hit so hard the stereo came out of the dash and was hanging
> by the cords. Also, it busted the holster for the battery and made
> my battery lay on it's backside.
>
> Still looking for that little import piece of #$* that hit me.

Bitch slap the little punk once for me when ya do!

SPECTRE

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 22:15:10 -0500
From: "SPECTRE"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rade's fourth of July soapbox

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Blake Malkamaki
To:
Sent: Monday, July 19, 1999 10:47 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rade's fourth of July soapbox


> >>> and if y'all really need to burn something this Fourth... there are
still
> >>an
> >>> awful lot of Chevys out on the road
> >>
> >>And they blow up REAL good.
> >>
> >>SPECTRE
> >
> >Especially the ones with the gas tanks on the outside of the frame rail!
> >
> >Screech!!! BOOOOOOM!!!
>
> They really explode when the television show puts a remote control bomb in
> the fuel tank- that is what happened and they were caught!

O.K.
So let's get some remote control bombs, after all they're just Chevys

SPECTRE

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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 22:56:15 -0500
From: "Webdoc"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner

Sorry to break it to you, but I've tried everything, 50w racing oil,
additives, you name it. My 84 351W does the same thing (about 150k on the
speedo). Add a mechanical pressure gauge and you're in for a REAL shocker.
Everything looks normal until the engine warms up, then the gauge will drop
to damn near zero at idle and only about 20 to 25 psi at highway speeds. Is
this really a characteristic of the Windsor? Any ideas guys?
Webdoc
Email webdoc arkansas.net

- -----Original Message-----
From: owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com] On Behalf Of RONEAKER aol.com
Sent: Monday, July 19, 1999 9:02 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner

I would like to hear someone comment on the oil pressure to. I have a 92
Ford
f-150 4x4 351 the oil pressure stays at the n on the normal gauge hot or
cold. The engine has 143k miles on it, I changed the oil and put Havoline
20w50 in it. The oil pressure didnt seem to increase. I've heard a couple
say
that is normal, but it makes me a crinch a little. Is that to heavy of an
oil
for the summer? My Transmission sounds like yours to, its a c6and I can
ride
down the street, it may not want to change right away, other times it may
depends on the speed. thanks for any comments.
Ron Eaker
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 00:18:52 EDT
From: JSC721 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed

Hey,
The same thing happened to me. I was hit so hard by that Ch#%y that my radio
came out of the dash also. As much pain as I am in, I went to the yard where
my truck now rests to retreive my chemicals and personal belongings. The rear
doors are smashed but suprisingly opened. The body is buckled on top of the
right wheel well.The floor is buckled up near the rear doors. Rear bumper
crunched. but the left rear /side is untouched. Front left fender damage and
front bumper, grill, radiator also.The wooden shelves that I built to hold
gallon and quart containers & 5 gal pails are still intact. with all that
weight and impact they never budged. I guess I did a good job on it.
They will probably total it. I just rebuilt that 300 6cyl. Detailed the whole
engine. Painted valve cover, oil pan, everything. If that baby goes to the
junkyard somebody will have all new parts, including the new ac R134
compressor. This 5 vehicle crash made the newspapers in my area (Tampa Bay,
Florida) They drive like maniacs down here. There are many auto fatalites
every day here. 6 people lost thier lives this week end in accidents in this
area. Think my next truck will be an armored car. LoL.


Joe
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 00:25:13 EDT
From: JSC721 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - E series or F series

Hey guys,
I found a truck but would like some opinions on front suspension and tire
wear info.
I am looking at an 86 E-350 box truck with a diesel engine. My friend told me
that when loaded up (which will be all the time) the front end will have
problems handling the weight , and will make the tires wear on the outside.
Is this true?

He told me to get an F series Super duty box truck because of the better
suspension. What is your opinion. Thanks.

Joe jsc721
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 00:45:58 EDT
From: Lwskywalk aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E series or F series

the work van we have is a e350 standard wheel 15 passanger van and the tires
due fine with the van loaded down with about 5000 pounds of tools and the gvw
of 9200 thats not including the material we have for the jobs that we do
which can range from 20 pounds to 1000 pounds. its a 97 with 5.4 triton in
it and what can i say its hauls a$$ and gets half decent millage. we have put
90000 miles on it and have gone though two sets of tires and the front ones
due just fine. all and all this may not be true for the box van but there is
my 2 cents

luke
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Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 22:40:17 -0700
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E series or F series

Seeing as the vans and trucks of those years have just about the exact same
suspension setup (Twin I-Beam front and leaf spring rear) I doubt there is
much of a difference between the two as far as carrying capacity. Most
Ford-based RV's use an E-Series chassis and some of them are quite large and
heavy. The only real advantage I can think of for using an F-series Box
truck, is that they are MUCH easier to work on as you don't have to be a
double-jointed dwarf to reach into the engine compartment.

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: JSC721 aol.com
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Monday, July 19, 1999 9:26 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - E series or F series


>Hey guys,
>I found a truck but would like some opinions on front suspension and tire
>wear info.
>I am looking at an 86 E-350 box truck with a diesel engine. My friend told
me
>that when loaded up (which will be all the time) the front end will have
>problems handling the weight , and will make the tires wear on the outside.
>Is this true?
>
....


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