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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Spark Plug heat ratings
FTE 80-96 - Oil Pressure
Re: FTE 80-96 - E series or F series
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:89 F250 Body Repair Panels
FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner
FTE 80-96 - headlights, words of wisdom $$$$
FTE 80-96 - 96 Explorer 'Check Engine' Light
FTE 80-96 - power problem
FTE 80-96 - Re: David Anderson? startup speed
RE: FTE 80-96 - power problem
RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner
Re: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed
FTE 80-96 - RE: '85 F150 Explorer
FTE 80-96 - RE: 351W Oil Pressure
Re: FTE 80-96 - Shredding Fan belt
Re: FTE 80-96 - headlights, words of wisdom $$$$
FTE 80-96 - Super Duty/Econoline
Re: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed
RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner
FTE 80-96 - Re: Clunkin' Truck
RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner
Re: FTE 80-96 -fog light replacements for the explorer
RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: Oil Pressure specs (was: New Ford Owner)
RE: FTE 80-96 - " Todd's Stuff "
FTE 80-96 - Mileage/power
FTE 80-96 - New tires
Re: FTE 80-96 - New tires

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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 06:59:14 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Spark Plug heat ratings

Gang,
As most of you know I like to drag race my truck and I am running NO2. My
question to all you techs is this, I have GT40 Iron heads on it. Are the plug
threads the same between the Cobra and Lightning heads? What is the stock
heat range on a stock plug? I need to run a LOT cooler plug to deal with the
NO2. I had a set in that were 1 range colder but welded the electrode to the
firing point on 3 of these plugs. How do I read the heat ranges on Motorcraft
plugs? I would like to keep using the Ford plugs, but I need at least 2 heat
ranges colder, possibly 3 ranges.
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
Wayne's Page
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 07:41:18 -0400
From: "Joey Deckard"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Oil Pressure

When I changed the oil I added a can of Restore, I know that there are
debates/strong opinions on the effectiveness of these types of additives,
but I have had had good luck with it in my IH Scouts; increases oil
pressure and reduces oil burning, but it usually takes about 500 miles
before I see any results. The oil pressure sending unit looked new, nice
and shiny, not like some that I have removed from my Scouts that have
completely turned color from years under the hood, so I guess I just kind
of ruled that out. Anyway, I decided yesterday to put a new one on (about
13 bucks at NAPA), and just like that, problem solved. I took it for a
good long drive and the oil pressure held steady at idle, just a hair below
halfway. The only thing that I noticed with the new unit is that the
needle dosent go up as high when I first start up. But the truck was owned
by an older gentleman who took good care of it, had the oil changed
regularly, it only has 83k, dosent smoke, and no strange engine noises, so
I really would have been surprized, and very dissapointed in the 351, if it
had been anything anything serious. I am not a mechanic, but I do most of
my own maintenance and a good mechanic once told me to always try the
simpliest things first. Hope this helps someone out there with the same
problem.



Joey Deckard
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 08:39:33 -0400
From: S Spaulding
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E series or F series

Joe,

We had a 1980 E350 box van (9700# GVW, 12' Utilimaster body). We used
it for my father's retail furniture store, so it didn't get loaded up
too bad. The suspension never gave any trouble at all, although the
rest of the truck qualified as a total POS. At any rate, I don't see
why the tires would wear more on the outside from being loaded. There
are a gazillion of them out there in commercial form and RV form.

I would prefer the F-series just to stay out of the doghouse, although I
guess you are used to working under there. The diesel must be really
jammed in.

Steve

JSC721 aol.com wrote:
>
> 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 08:42:13 -0400
From: Martin Horne
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:89 F250 Body Repair Panels

They are at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.millsupply.com/main.html


At 10:49 AM 7/20/99 +0200, you wrote:
>Hi Blake!
>Do you happen to know the web adress?
>Regards,
>Gunnar
>
>Blake Malkamaki wrote:
>>
>> Mill Supply in Cleveland. They have a web site and pretty good body
>> replacement pieces.
>>
>> Blake
>> Little Mountain
>> Concord, Ohio
>> Early Oil Well Historian
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 08:16:49 -0500
From: Roy Houston
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner

I recently rebuilt my 351W, 6k mi. ago, and my oil pressure is always on
the high end of the gauge. Assuming that the gauges work as I've heard many
tales of the instrument panel voltage regulator being wacky, it starts low
for the first couple of seconds when the engine starts and immediately
climbs up to operating pressure. I don't know how this thing was before the
rebuild as I got it with a bad engine and didn't drive it until after the
overhaul. It had bad rings and was blowing oil out the dipstick tube so I
would assume it was pretty poor.

BTW, I run Havoline 10W-30 in my vehicles year 'round here in Houston.

Roy

=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
=
Roy Houston Richmond, TX (Houston 'burb)
85 F-150XL SC 351W H.O 4V
houston1 _at_ slb _dot_ com
houzoodad _at_ aol _dot_ com
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 08:42:44 -0500
From: "SPECTRE"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Houston
To:
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 8:16 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner


> I recently rebuilt my 351W, 6k mi. ago, and my oil pressure is always on
> the high end of the gauge. Assuming that the gauges work as I've heard
many
> tales of the instrument panel voltage regulator being wacky, it starts low
> for the first couple of seconds when the engine starts and immediately
> climbs up to operating pressure. I don't know how this thing was before
the
> rebuild as I got it with a bad engine and didn't drive it until after the
> overhaul. It had bad rings and was blowing oil out the dipstick tube so I
> would assume it was pretty poor.
>
> BTW, I run Havoline 10W-30 in my vehicles year 'round here in Houston.
>
> Roy
>
> =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

My '84 BII had wildly fluctuating oil pressure, so I replaced the oil
pressure sending unit and it's rock solid now.

SPECTRE

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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 11:31:32 -0400
From: D & E Fann
Subject: FTE 80-96 - headlights, words of wisdom $$$$

I was considering replacing my headlight assemblies (mine has cracked
brackets, you'd think someone would realize that plastic breaks after a
years of vibration...) while repainting but haven't had the extra $$$
laying around yet. I was checking on assemblies with chrome trim and the
least expensive I found was $90.74 (either right or left) with the side
marker and $62.07 without from
Roberts Wholesale Body Parts, 2620 Mellon St., Florence, SC 29501,
1-800-922 9381 1-843-664-0150.

Not a plug for the company but an alternative to the Dealer's $$$$. Hope
you can find a new retaining ring so you don't have a recurring problem.

Darrell

90 F150 XLT 4X4
North Carolina
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 11:24:51 -0500
From: Steve Isham
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 96 Explorer 'Check Engine' Light

My 1996 Explorer XLT hit 59372 miles and the 'Check Engine' light came
on. Is this light problem triggered or mileage triggered? The Explorer is
apparently running great & has not had any problems mechanical or otherwise
in the past.

I knew of a 81 Chevrolet Citation that had a mileage triggered 'Check
Engine' flag, right on the odometer, nonetheless.

Thanks,
Steve

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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 13:02:35 -0500
From: "Joel Thomas"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - power problem

I have an 84 F-150 with a 351W, that I installed a 750 vac secondary Holley
an edelbrock performer intake, crane fireball coil, splitfire plugs gapped
at .044, and jacobs 8.5 wires.
my probel is when i am moving along unloaded in 3rd gear and I hit a hill
i have to rev it up to about 45 mph to shift into 4th and then it sill bogs
down aand has no power I can put the gas pedal on the floor and it will
not accelerate at all going up the hill. also the transmission is the
granny 1st T-18, I shutter to think what its gonna be like hauling firewood
thes winter..
I am in need of help ,

thank you



Joel Thomas mailto:treefort prodigy.net
1984 F-150, 351W, 9", T-18,
Edelbrock intake,Holley 750 vac,
33" BFG MT's.
Little Rock,Ar





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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 13:16:13 -0500
From: "David Anderson (EUS)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: David Anderson? startup speed

I'm finally back in town and slowly catching up on back digests. Danny, I
did say I was looking into this but on my truck it doesn't happen all the
time. In fact it's weird, since I don't drive my truck every day or even
every week, this startup idle problem doesn't happen if the truck has been
sitting a few days. I don't know what to make of that. When it starts
happening again I plan to treat it as a vacuum problem. (Also have an
occasional off-idle hesitation) Good suggestions on the list have convinced
me to go over all vacuum connections one more time. I also will check the
complete intake manifold assembly. If that doesn't get it, I will shotgun
it with a new MAP sensor. Hope it doesn't cost too much.

David

>>>>>>From: "DannyF"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: David Anderson? startup speed

Looking for David Anderson or anyone else that found the solution
to this common problem.

'90 F-150 2WD 300-6 auto: Remember, its only on startup. Used to
immediately idle up to ~1500 rpms then settle back down after 20-
30 secs. Now it doesn't.

David was going through this problem and I wondered if he found it.

He was going to clean the Idle Speed Control Valve and then
replace the MAP sensor.

ANyone? Is the MAP sensor the fix?

Danny
danf01 worldnet.att.net

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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 14:51:56 -0400
From: Greg Carter
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - power problem

Did the power drop after the engine mods? Or after the 33's were installed?

If the first then something is wrong and would need more information to say
what.

If it is the second then you are noticing the gearing effect that the large
tires create. You have two options, buy a good set of snow tires with stock
sizing (because the BFG's aren't all the great on the road in snow) so you
can haul wood in the winter, or change the gears in the diff. Cost is about
the same by the time you figure labour in for the rear gear change (assuming
yours is 2 wheel drive, for sure if 4x4), although you do have a 9" so you
can remove the 3rd member and take it some place to have the gears changed
to save you some money.

Bye.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Joel Thomas [mailto:TREEFORT prodigy.net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 2:03 PM
To: Ford Off Road; Ford Performance; Ford truck
Subject: FTE 80-96 - power problem


I have an 84 F-150 with a 351W, that I installed a 750 vac secondary Holley
an edelbrock performer intake, crane fireball coil, splitfire plugs gapped
at .044, and jacobs 8.5 wires.
my probel is when i am moving along unloaded in 3rd gear and I hit a hill
i have to rev it up to about 45 mph to shift into 4th and then it sill bogs
down aand has no power I can put the gas pedal on the floor and it will
not accelerate at all going up the hill. also the transmission is the
granny 1st T-18, I shutter to think what its gonna be like hauling firewood
thes winter..
I am in need of help ,

thank you



Joel Thomas mailto:treefort prodigy.net
1984 F-150, 351W, 9", T-18,
Edelbrock intake,Holley 750 vac,
33" BFG MT's.
Little Rock,Ar





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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 14:05:34 PDT
From: "barry mitchell"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner

I once had a 351C doing that and was told it was worn bearings(sorry)
Barry


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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 14:11:32 PDT
From: "barry mitchell"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed

Joe,if they total it be sure and see what they want to buy it back, you may
be able to get all your parts back fairly cheap!

Barry


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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 15:25:05 -0700
From: "Posluszny, Walt (POSL)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: '85 F150 Explorer

Kevin, The above package included, Badging, stripes in some cases and a
certain list of basic options. If you really want details I can probably
find out, because I own one of there. Walt

Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 11:15:17 -0400
From: "Kevin"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - F150 Explorer

While looking for a used truck, I've come across an '85 F150 XLT Explorer.
What did the Explorer package add to the truck?

Thanks,
Kevin

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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 15:34:06 -0700
From: "Posluszny, Walt (POSL)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: 351W Oil Pressure

Joey, you didn't mention what year your rig is. Mine is an 85 (same engine
but 2 bbl) and my O/P is always on the "O" or above, even at idle. I run
synthetic 10W30 and have 56,000 miles on it. Low oil pressure is not normal
with these engines, especially with only 83 k on it. Could be the ground,
the IVR, sender or the gauge. You'll want to check it with a reliable
mechanical gauge. Walt

Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:07:02 -0400
From: "Joey Deckard"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - New Ford owner
I recently purchased a short bed F-150, 4x4, auto, 351 (4-barrel holley),
Lariat with all the bells and whistles. [snip]
regarding my oil pressure; after the
engine heats up, and I stop, say at a red light, the pressure slowly goes
to zero, if I put it in neutral, it goes back up to slightly below halfway.
But at highway speeds it is fine, it runs between the "o" and the "r" on
the "normal" guage. I spoke to one mechanic about it and he said the 351's
do that and it isnt anything to worry about, but it still bugs me when I am
setting and look down and and my oil pressure has bottomed out. [snip]
Joey Deckard
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 19:17:21 EDT
From: Spruce1495 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Shredding Fan belt

I would check the bushing/bearing on tensioner. That could be the problem.
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 19:23:19 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - headlights, words of wisdom $$$$

>I was considering replacing my headlight assemblies (mine has cracked
>brackets, you'd think someone would realize that plastic breaks after a
>years of vibration...) while repainting but haven't had the extra $$$
>laying around yet. I was checking on assemblies with chrome trim and the
>least expensive I found was $90.74 (either right or left) with the side
>marker and $62.07 without from
>Roberts Wholesale Body Parts, 2620 Mellon St., Florence, SC 29501,
>1-800-922 9381 1-843-664-0150.
>
>Not a plug for the company but an alternative to the Dealer's $$$$. Hope
>you can find a new retaining ring so you don't have a recurring problem.
>

That chrome weathers off anyway, so I would not bother with it.

Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
Early Oil Well Historian
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 19:04:58 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Super Duty/Econoline

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

>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)

My dad has a motorhome mounted on a 91? Econoline chassis.It has a
straight axle in the front,like the super duty trucks.

>The only real advantage I can think of for using an F-series Box
>truck, is that they are MUCH easier to work on.

After working on the above mentioned motorhome I have to agree with you
completely.Another advantage is that the super duty has more leg-knee
room and if I were ever in a frontal collision I would rather be in a
super-duty than a Econoline.
The Econoline would be more maneuverable if you need to load-unload in
real tight areas tho.
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 22:29:41 -0400
From: "Troy"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - E-250 Destroyed

On 19 Jul 99, at 22:12, SPECTRE wrote:

>> 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 do. I'm a little sore from being jarred around inside the cab a little
bit, but the Nissan DEFINETLY needs a new front end. Especially
since the headlights, most of the grill, and the trim around the
headlights was laying in the road.

>> 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!

I'll do more than that. Beliemme, they'll be wishin' the cops found
'em before I did.

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when you flip out your false teeth. - Jeff Foxworthy


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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 23:18:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: Turbo16 webtv.net (Turbo !)
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner

You want me to make you feel even better, I tried everything you did,
INCLUDING changing the oil pump. But same results. Start up great
pressure, after running for a while it drops to 5-10 lbs at idle. When
at about 3000rpm it may hit 25-30 lbs. Sorry but I think that's a little
low?? Could anyone else shed some light on this problem??

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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 23:37:36 -0400
From: "Michael J. Pasznik, Jr."
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Clunkin' Truck

Joe,

I hear you on the shock replacement. I'm coming up on that too.
I've got just over 75k on my 1995 F150. It's going strong and running
great, aside from those bushings.

- -Mike
Not-Quite-So-Lost in Toms River, New Jersey

- ----------
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: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 00:01:46 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: New Ford Owner

>You want me to make you feel even better, I tried everything you did,
>INCLUDING changing the oil pump. But same results. Start up great
>pressure, after running for a while it drops to 5-10 lbs at idle. When
>at about 3000rpm it may hit 25-30 lbs. Sorry but I think that's a little
>low?? Could anyone else shed some light on this problem??
>

My 88 F-150/302 runs at about 50 psi at cruising speed and idles at about
15 psi when hot. Oil pan has never been off and it has 140,000 miles.

Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
Early Oil Well Historian
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 00:22:17 EDT
From: Mobilepdr aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 -fog light replacements for the explorer

I have the 96 explorer 5.0 v8 with the factory fog lights in the
bumper..They both went bad and i tried ordering new bulbs threw this ford
performance mag and they sent me the wrong ones so i sent them back and
firgued i'd try the nearest auto parts store >>no luck so i tried the nearest
hot rod shop and performance places>> still no luck only dealers have this
dam bulb and not even all dealers 2 of the 3 didn't even have them in. There
like $16.00 a bulb and there called a 899 lamp bulb...Robbery if y ou ask me
you can't even tell if the dam things are on or not ....I'm wondering why no
aftermarket places have made a replica yet or a high 100watt one
yet..anyone know of one please let me know..........ding
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Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 23:01:54 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: Oil Pressure specs (was: New Ford Owner)

The following is from the shop manual for my 1980 F-series:

300 cid I-6 40-60 psi hot 2,000 RPM
302 cid V-8 40-60 psi hot 2,000 RPM
351W cid V-8 40-65 psi hot 2,000 RPM
351M cid V-8 50-75 psi hot 2,000 RPM
400 cid V-8 50-75 psi hot 2,000 RPM
460 cid V-8 40-65 psi hot 2,000 RPM

My shop manual says nothing about at idle, but I think you need at least 5
psi. That is usually the point at which an idiot light goes out. It's not
much.


At 23:18 20/07/99 -0400, you wrote:
>You want me to make you feel even better, I tried everything you did,
>INCLUDING changing the oil pump. But same results. Start up great
>pressure, after running for a while it drops to 5-10 lbs at idle. When
>at about 3000rpm it may hit 25-30 lbs. Sorry but I think that's a little
>low?? Could anyone else shed some light on this problem??
>
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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: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 21:36:58 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - " Todd's Stuff "

Thanks...!

I appreciate the feed-back... I hope to have some text to accompany the
photos soon... It should be good... you caught my post about the F350
rebuild and my Nazi neighbor, right? I've got some good ones for the
land-rover too!

Later, and thanks again,

Todd

-----Original Message-----
From: FLR150 aol.com [mailto:FLR150 aol.com]
Sent: Monday, July 19, 1999 4:39 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.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: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 00:40:13 EDT
From: BigFords1 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Mileage/power

I just finished my mileage testing and found that I am getting 11.8 miles per
gallon out of my 84' 351. That doesn't sit to well with me. If it had a 460
then I would be happy with 11.8 mpg. But my 351 is gutless. I have to mash
the pedal to stay with traffic. So, my truck is weak, but hogs gas. I want
a faster, more efficient truck without having to buy a new truck. Any ideas?
Thanks.

PS. I'm on a tight budget.


David
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 01:51:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: Gary Perry
Subject: FTE 80-96 - New tires

Guys,

My little old F150 is currently running 235/75 R15 tires which are
wearing a bit thin on tread. A local Purcells is offering a good deal
at the moment of a set of 31-10.50 R15 Goodyear Wrangler ATS for
$99.95. Whether this is a con and they are really selling off the old
ATs, as opposed to the new AT/S, I'll find out tomorrow. My question is....


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