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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - 82 F100 Bed
Re: Off topic (was Re: FTE 80-96 - Why our F and E series can mess us up in ...
FTE 80-96 - Exhaust system
FTE 80-96 - Off topic - joke
Re: FTE 80-96 - Exhaust system
Re: FTE 80-96 - Off topic - joke
FTE 80-96 - Pinging
FTE 80-96 - Trucks, Attitudes, Behaviors
FTE 80-96 - Re: Why our F and E series can mess us up in accidents
RE: FTE 80-96 - Trucks, Attitudes, Behaviors
FTE 80-96 - 86 F-250 Spring & Sway Bars
FTE 80-96 - Re:F150 Explorer
Re: Off topic (was Re: FTE 80-96 - Why our F and E series can mess us up in ...
FTE 80-96 - '86 F-150 running rich & low vacuum
Re: FTE 80-96 - '86 F-150 running rich & low vacuum
Re: FTE 80-96 - 82 F100 Bed
FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: New Ford Superduty Trucks
Re: FTE 80-96 - Mileage/power
FTE 80-96 - Transfer Case Trouble??
Re: FTE 80-96 - New tires
Re: FTE 80-96 - Why our F and E series can mess us up in accidents
Re: FTE 80-96 - New Ford owner
Re: FTE 80-96 - Transfer Case Trouble??
Re: FTE 80-96 - Exhaust system
Re: FTE 80-96 - Mileage/power

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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 06:51:47 -0400
From: "Todd Schiller"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 82 F100 Bed

Bruce Horkey Cabinetry in MN, Ph# 507 831-5625, makes replacement wood beds
and custom beds. These are all precut, drilled, countersunk and sanded. You
can also get bed strips and all bolt hardware. you'll have to call because I
don't believe he has a web site.


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To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 2:06 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 82 F100 Bed


>I need to replace the wood bed in my f100. Any suggestions as to a material
>(pref wood) which would be affordable and durable. Thanks and great newsgrp
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 07:13:39 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: Off topic (was Re: FTE 80-96 - Why our F and E series can mess us up in ...

SUV=Sport Utility Vehicle, Suburban Underpowered Vehicle,
Many other definitions also, but the most common is the first one!
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC (5,000 LB Traffic Clearing Device, even at a lowered stance!)
Wayne's Page
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:27:49 -0700
From: "Gerald L. Hinkle Jr. CPA"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Exhaust system

Wayne, I am considering changing my exhaust system and would like your
thoughts. My 94 F-350 crew cab 351 hass the O2 sensor in a section of the
exhaust where it narrows into one tube. (behind the y-pipe) This single
tube is attached to a splitter, running both tubes side by side through
twin cats & mufflers thenand out the back. These tubes are long, my truck
is almost al long as a bus! I am lucky enough to be living in a no
emisions testing county. I am considering having a nearby shop in Mexico
cut the tubes just rear of the O2 sensor and running duals with glass
packed mufflers (30"-40"long). The mod is not unusual in our area but I
want to exit the pipes in front of the rear wheel. What can I expect from
this compared to stock. This would reduce restrictions in the exhaust flow
greatly and reduce the length of tubing under the truck by a several feet.
Tips would get less slung on them compared to stock. My truck is
underpowered somewhat due to such a large truck with a small block so I am
concerned about how the motor torque etc will be affected. Only other mod
is a k&n filtercharger kit, in the place of the stock breather box.

Jerry Hinkle Jr. CPA
"Rulemaker" 1994 F-350 Crew Cab 4x4
1980 Jeep CJ-5, AZ plate "LTS-ROK"
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 08:16:18 -0400
From: Mike Sloane
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Off topic - joke

An eight year old boy is walking down the road one day when a
car pulls over next to him.

"If you get in the car," the driver says, "I'll give you $10 and a
piece of candy."

The boy refuses and keeps on walking.

A few moments later, not to take no for an answer, the man
driving the car pulls over again. "How about $20 and two pieces
of candy?"

The boy tells the man to leave him alone and keeps on walking.

Still further down the road the man pulls over to the side road.
"OK," he says, "this is my final offer. I'll give you $50 and all
the candy you can eat."

The little boy stops, goes to the car and leans in. "Look," he
says to the driver. "You bought the Chevrolet truck, Dad. You'll have
to live with it!"

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Mike Sloane
Allamuchy NJ
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 08:22:02 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Exhaust system

Jerry,
From what you stated, you are going to cut the y-pipe and weld on separate
tubes from the 2 of the Y, correct? If this is the case and you may need to
get an extension harness and add another O2 sensor so that the EECIV will
still be getting readings from both exhaust banks. My friend Luke, who is on
this list, ran true duals with longtube headers, and had to put dual O2
sensors on so that the EECIV would still be getting correct readings.
Now when you say twin cats, does that mean 2 cats on each pipe? Or just 1 cat
per pipe? These motors in stock form are configured to run with a little bit
of backpressure, pulling off both cats would open it wide up and you may lose
a little bit of torque on the bottom end, but you would gain it back on the
top end from the more open flow. I have been asked this question before and
would suggest one cat per pipe, a freeflow design if possible, but it would
still keep enough pressure on the motor for it to perform correctly with the
emissions pump and EGR valve.
The only other problem I would see after that is keeping the right rear rim
polished and free of discoloring. I had my exhaust run out in front of the
right rear tire and I have to pay more attention to it than the other rims,
as the heat from the exhaust goes right over that rim while in motion.
Hope I have helped,
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
Wayne's Page

In a message dated 7/22/99 7:31:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
2hinkles sprynet.com writes:


thoughts. My 94 F-350 crew cab 351 has the O2 sensor in a section of the
exhaust where it narrows into one tube (behind the y-pipe). This single
tube is attached to a splitter, running both tubes side by side through
twin cats & mufflers then out the back. These tubes are long, my truck
is almost as long as a bus! I am lucky enough to be living in a no
emissions testing county. I am considering having a nearby shop in Mexico
cut the tubes just rear of the O2 sensor and running duals with glass
packed mufflers (30"-40"long). The mod is not unusual in our area but I
want to exit the pipes in front of the rear wheel. What can I expect from
this compared to stock. This would reduce restrictions in the exhaust flow
greatly and reduce the length of tubing under the truck by a several feet.
Tips would get less slung on them compared to stock. My truck is
underpowered somewhat due to such a large truck with a small block so I am
concerned about how the motor torque etc. will be affected. Only other mod
is a k&n filtercharger kit, in the place of the stock breather box.

Jerry Hinkle Jr. CPA
"Rulemaker" 1994 F-350 Crew Cab 4x4
1980 Jeep CJ-5, AZ plate "LTS-ROK"
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 08:25:13 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Off topic - joke

ROFLMAO!!!!! I'll have to forward that one to all my FORD buddies....they'll
love it!!
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
Wayne's Page
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 07:28:24 -0500
From: "David Anderson (EUS)"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Pinging

As engines get older sometimes a cause for pinging is carbon buildup in the
combustion chambers. Many of us used to fix this by pouring things like
water or automatic trans fluid slowly down the carb. I'm hesitant to do
this on vehicles with O2 sensors and cats. The shops talk of using some "3
step" system (two go into the intake, one goes in the gas). Has anyone seen
these kits available at the parts stores? Anyone tried them and do they
work?

David Anderson
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 09:42:26 -0500
From: Andy Norris
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Trucks, Attitudes, Behaviors

Hi all,

I'd like to add to the discussion going on about trucks v. cars in accidents.

When I drive cars I have always made sure to give pickups, vans, and larger
vehicles more thought than what I give other cars. I don't change lanes in
front of them at stop lights, even though there would be plenty of room to
do so if it were a car instead of a truck. I give them more room when
pulling out of a driveway onto the street/road.

I had an S-10, and that thing drove pretty much like a car. I don't want to
offend anyone, but the minitrucks seem like El Caminos on steroids. There's
not a whole lot of similarities between an S-10 and a full-size truck.

Now I drive an F250 with a super cab and an 8' bed. Parked next to a Jeep
Cherokee, it makes the Jeep look like a matchbox car. The problem I have
now with cars v. trucks, is that I must have been in the minority when I
was driving cars, as to my behavior regarding giving trucks more leeway.
More than once I've had to slam on the brakes because some a**hole frat boy
in a friggin acura swerves in front of me approaching a stop light to
better his position by one car length. I've had cars sneak up on my right
and turn into alleys that I was preparing to turn into... not my fault
about the wider turning radius. But had I not been paying attention to
behavior like this, I would have totalled at least two fancy cars by now.
And my truck, sad to say, is not built to handle, brake, or accelerate like
these pocket rockets that I frequently have to protect with being more
aware than they apparently are.

There. I feel better.

Thanks for letting me waste bandwidth,

Andy
89 F250
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 08:59:05 -0700
From: Vogt Family
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Why our F and E series can mess us up in accidents

On 21 Jul 1999, "David W" wrote:
>
> One problem our F series trucks have (and share with E series
> vans and other trucks) is what makes them so damn strong can
> mess us up in a wreck, and that is the FRAME! When a car
> gets hit, it crumples and the bending metal takes up the impact.
> When our trucks get hit, the frame transmits that impact to US!
>
> If we hit or are hit by a smaller vehicle, our mass will protect
> us. If the other vehicle is close to the same mass as we are,
> then its oh crap! OR, if you hit a solid object like a concrete
> wall...that frame will make sure you feel the impact.
>
> I used to own a Geo convertible. 1600 pounds of pure aluminum
> foil. A van pulled out in front of me and stopped, I hit it. The impact
> felt like you were stretching a rubber band as all that sheet metal
> collapsed like it was supposed to. I did not have a scratch, my
> passenger (car pool) hurt his back because he braced himself
> with his hand instead of letting the seatbelts do the job. Had we
> been in a truck, I think it would have been worse. And I would
> have hurt or killed the van driver, who emerged unhurt also.

Just another thing, the frame and crumpling is not all to consider. I
rolled over my '70 Ch*^y going about 45 into a ditch. The impact was
severe and caved in both rear upper corners of the cab pretty badly.
Luckily no one's head was currently in that location. If that had been
a smaller car it would probably have pancaked the passenger compartment.

Birken
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 10:23:46 -0600
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Trucks, Attitudes, Behaviors

I think we all have to agree that cars give trucks more consideration. Some
car drivers realize that trucks have less visibility and it is harder to
brake, like you say. I don't know how much of it is fear of trucks, like
Mike Sloane has, but I actually find it easier to drive my truck in tight
traffic than my wife's '94 Legacy Turbo. Maybe because the car drivers piss
them off more than the trucks do. Trucks are forced to take what they can
get and don't move around, unless they absolutely have to, in order to get
where they are going and trucks, like Mike Sloane says, have to plan every
move ahead of time and don't attempt to jockey for position.

Driving a truck is a careful form of art, you know when a guy is good at
driving a truck when:

1. They drive to the back of the parking lot, avoiding all the empty spaces
close to the front, so he can drive through the empty spaces to position
himself with the front facing outward.

2. They drop the wife and kids off at the door to do the previous.

3. They drive five miles to the automated car wash that is big enough.

4. Slow down on the highway before anyone else does because he sees the
state patrol car just over the hill.

5. Changes lanes before anyone else does to avoid an accident for the same
reason.

6. Drives a little faster and more confident in heavy rain because he is
high enough to avoid the splash back from other cars who are totally blind.

7. Has more than one person in the vehicle.

8. Uses his turn signal.

9. leaves enough room in front for other cars to get into the lane he is in,
or in many cases, the lane on the other side of him.

And finally, Doesn't worry about the pylon in front when pulling out of a
parking space in the middle of the parking lot. It's a lot easier to drive
over it than to look behind and avoid the cars waiting for your space.

Scott

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From: Andy Norris [SMTP:anorris allenpress.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 1999 8:42 AM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Trucks, Attitudes, Behaviors


~snip~
And my truck, sad to say, is not built to handle, brake, or accelerate like
these pocket rockets that I frequently have to protect with being more
aware than they apparently are.
~snip~
There. I feel better.

Andy
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 09:42:54 -0700
From: Vogt Family
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 86 F-250 Spring & Sway Bars

Beside having all the other heavy duty options, my F-250's springs leave
something to be desired and it has a little too much roll when loaded
with a tall load. Are there springs and/or swaybars available from Ford
or aftermarket that are just as good?

Birken
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 14:53:16 -0400
From: "Kevin"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re:F150 Explorer

>>The truck in question does have a striped paint job, thanks for the info.
>>Its no longer for sale, so I don't really need to know any more.
>>
>>Thanks, Kev :-)
>>
>> >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
>> >
>>
>

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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 15:04:14 EDT
From: ROlson1039 aol.com
Subject: Re: Off topic (was Re: FTE 80-96 - Why our F and E series can mess us up in ...

SUV= Sports Utility Vehicle or Silly Ugly Volkswagen.. depending on the
instance
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 19:16:21 EDT
From: CphgnCwby1 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - '86 F-150 running rich & low vacuum

Hey guys,
I have an '86 f-150 with a 5.0L (302). It is running so rich, and it runs
like crap...it runs very rough and stalls, and when I let my foot of the gas
it rumbles!

Here is what I know, and have done:

Low manifold vacuum: 9-11 in. HG at idle.... should be between 16-22
Codes: 42-O2 sensor indicates rich
25-Knock sensor- little change in signal
22-map- out-of-normal range
Fuel pressure is fine (koeo- 35/koer-32)
TPS- Test's Fine
MAP- test's fine
Cleaned EGR...working properly

Here is what I have replaced:

Both fuel filters - No Change
Coil- No change
Ignition Module and pick-up- BIG Change (Made it idle on it's own, as well as
driveable)

What I am thinking I need to look for is vacuum problems/leaks.

What do you guys think?, I normally have no problem diagnosing my truck
problems, but this has got me stumped!!

Thanks, Bart

1986 F-150 4x4
5.0L (302) MPFI
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 18:34:52 -0700
From: Bob Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - '86 F-150 running rich & low vacuum

The O2 sensor reading rich and the engine running rich. Hmmmm, have you tried the
fuel pressure regulator on the fuel rail? That ones vacuum operated so it won't
generate a code all by itself. But a serious increase of fuel pressure will cause
the same symptom.

Bob




CphgnCwby1 aol.com wrote:

> Hey guys,
> I have an '86 f-150 with a 5.0L (302). It is running so rich, and it runs
> like crap...it runs very rough and stalls, and when I let my foot of the gas
> it rumbles!
>
> Here is what I know, and have done:
>
> Low manifold vacuum: 9-11 in. HG at idle.... should be between 16-22
> Codes: 42-O2 sensor indicates rich
> 25-Knock sensor- little change in signal
> 22-map- out-of-normal range
> Fuel pressure is fine (koeo- 35/koer-32)
> TPS- Test's Fine
> MAP- test's fine
> Cleaned EGR...working properly
>
> Here is what I have replaced:
>
> Both fuel filters - No Change
> Coil- No change
> Ignition Module and pick-up- BIG Change (Made it idle on it's own, as well as
> driveable)
>
> What I am thinking I need to look for is vacuum problems/leaks.
>
> What do you guys think?, I normally have no problem diagnosing my truck
> problems, but this has got me stumped!!
>
> Thanks, Bart
>
> 1986 F-150 4x4
> 5.0L (302) MPFI
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 22:05:58 EDT
From: RiTruckGuy aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 82 F100 Bed

I recently did my '82 and used pressure treated 5/4" decking material...then
just threw some water sealer on top and bottom....worked like a charm and
looks great...perfect for a work truck.

Good Luck,
Bill

97 F150 Super Cab Off Road 4x4
82 F100 Stepside 300
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 22:21:52 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: New Ford Superduty Trucks

Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts list members:

Those of you who have been here a while know the drill. :-O

We have a new advertiser on our web site. Since the beginning,
our practice with web site advertisers has been to make a brief
announcement for 2 days (this is day 1 of 2). This is our only
exception to commercial advertising on our mailing lists.
Please show your appreciation to them for helping to support the
web site and the lists by checking out their site. Here is the
description provided by them:

"New Ford Superduty Trucks Available!
Rollingwheels.com is a new car auction website. We specialize in
hard to find vehicles. During our initial pilot pphase we will be
auctioning several new Ford Superduty Trucks. As we move out of
the pilot phase many more vehicles will become available on the
website."

We would like to you to let then know you heard about them via
Ford Truck Enthusiasts. You can visit them at:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.rollingwheels.com

Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 23:03:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: Turbo16 webtv.net (Turbo !)
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Mileage/power

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Actually it's exactly what it sounds like. It ampifies your spark. You
plug it in between your distributer & coil and it amplifies the spark.
When I went to a swap meet 3 months ago they where showing a demo on a
truck. I watched them run a 8 cyl. engine on only 2 plugs. Believe it or
not it works (I tried it on my Bronco) I paid $20 for it and it already
paid for itself. They guy said that auto stores sell them for about $40.


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I'm already running synthetic, but what I've never heard of a spark
amplifier. What is it?


David
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 21:12:01 -0700
From: redmist mb.sympatico.ca
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Transfer Case Trouble??

I heard a noise the other day when in 4-lo. It sound like a grinding
noise coming from the front end. I happened to be in sand that day, and
thought (hoped) it was just sand spinning up into the wheels wells.

Today, I had a load of hay in the back and drove right into the pasture
to drop it. I went to back up to the shed and my rear wheels started
spinning. I peered out and noticed that the left front wheel was on the
other side of a little hole, with a big root at the edge of it. No
problem. Hit the 4x4 button and hit the gas a bit. My wife said the
wheel was spinning (I wasn't going anywhere). Surprised, I put it in
neytural and hit 4-low. I eased on the gas and I heard that loud
grinding noise seemingly coming from the front end again. I got over
the hole, and tried the gas again on level ground. As soon as I stepped
on the gas fairly decent, it made the grinding noise again. I got out
and realized the huns were unlocked, but that shouldn't have caused any
grinding, it just should have not engaged the front axles, right? The
tranny geared down, but doing that is okay in 2wd isn't it? I assume
this a xcase problem. Am I right? Anyone ever experienced this before?

I recently had trouble with the tranny seemingly sticking in 1st,
revving way high and seemingly skipping 2nd, then going straight to
third and then fourth after shifting out of 4-lo and going to 2wd. This
happended twice about a month apart. Both times it did it only a couple
of times (highway driving - so getting up to highway speed one time
only) and then quit. I think its time to get a professional to look at
it, but figured I'd check to see if anyone has ever had this happen and
has an idea so I don't get burned when taking it into the shop.

Thanks,

Shel ~:O)

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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 23:11:26 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - New tires

>Gary, 31" tires should fit with no problem!! You didn't mention if it is 4wd
>or not, if it is..you should be able to fit 33" (or 285's) also w/ no
>problem! I have 285's on my truck which is a '92 F250 but I had to put a
>body lift to fit them since mine is not 4wd.
>

I have the 33's on mine. The speedometer is off about 10%.

65 mph indicated is really 72 mph


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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 23:05:23 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Why our F and E series can mess us up in accidents

>Exactly what I do. Being that I have a 16 year old new driver, I have the
>choice to
>let him drive our Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevy Suburban, or my 88 F-150 4x4.
>The only
>one I let him drive is the truck. Safe and secure for him, except if someone
>T-bones him in the door.
>

My theory is taller and heavier is better. If I am in a wreck, I would much
rather go over it than into it.


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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 23:30:38 -0400 (EDT)
From: Turbo16 webtv.net (Turbo !)
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - New Ford owner

Question, I own an 88 Full size Bronco with a 351. I am having oil
pressure problems when it warms up. I was wondering if anyone has any
info on an oil cooling unit?? Like how much (ballpark) & how difficult
is it to install? Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks
Chris

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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 20:50:17 -0700
From: Bob Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Transfer Case Trouble??

If the grinding was in 4-wheel drive, with the hubs locked or not and you
get the noise. It's the case or the front axle. You could eliminate the
front axle by dropping the front driveline and doing your test again. If
it's still there it's definitely the t-case.

Bob


redmist mb.sympatico.ca wrote:

> I heard a noise the other day when in 4-lo. It sound like a grinding
> noise coming from the front end. I happened to be in sand that day, and
> thought (hoped) it was just sand spinning up into the wheels wells.
>
> Today, I had a load of hay in the back and drove right into the pasture
> to drop it. I went to back up to the shed and my rear wheels started
> spinning. I peered out and noticed that the left front wheel was on the
> other side of a little hole, with a big root at the edge of it. No
> problem. Hit the 4x4 button and hit the gas a bit. My wife said the
> wheel was spinning (I wasn't going anywhere). Surprised, I put it in
> neytural and hit 4-low. I eased on the gas and I heard that loud
> grinding noise seemingly coming from the front end again. I got over
> the hole, and tried the gas again on level ground. As soon as I stepped
> on the gas fairly decent, it made the grinding noise again. I got out
> and realized the huns were unlocked, but that shouldn't have caused any
> grinding, it just should have not engaged the front axles, right? The
> tranny geared down, but doing that is okay in 2wd isn't it? I assume
> this a xcase problem. Am I right? Anyone ever experienced this before?
>
> I recently had trouble with the tranny seemingly sticking in 1st,
> revving way high and seemingly skipping 2nd, then going straight to
> third and then fourth after shifting out of 4-lo and going to 2wd. This
> happended twice about a month apart. Both times it did it only a couple
> of times (highway driving - so getting up to highway speed one time
> only) and then quit. I think its time to get a professional to look at
> it, but figured I'd check to see if anyone has ever had this happen and
> has an idea so I don't get burned when taking it into the shop.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Shel ~:O)
>
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 23:40:17 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Exhaust system

>Jerry,
>From what you stated, you are going to cut the y-pipe and weld on separate
>tubes from the 2 of the Y, correct? If this is the case and you may need to
>get an extension harness and add another O2 sensor so that the EECIV will
>still be getting readings from both exhaust banks. My friend Luke, who is on
>this list, ran true duals with longtube headers, and had to put dual O2....


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