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80-96-list-digest Tuesday, August 24 1999 Volume 03 : Number 237



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - 6.9 air cleaner
FTE 80-96 - Air Pump Goes???
RE: FTE 80-96 - Can They Tow?
FTE 80-96 - VIN and Code decode
FTE 80-96 - Up in the Air
Re: FTE 80-96 - Hyperactive Speedometer...
FTE 80-96 - Venturri Effects Tubes
Re: FTE 80-96 - Up in the Air
Re: FTE 80-96 - 6.9 air cleaner

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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 06:27:07 -0500
From: Bill Sample
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 6.9 air cleaner

Trying to increase the airflow on my 86-6.9.in an effort to boost
power. I have not cranked up the fuel pump yet. It is not smoking
black under full throttle- but my fuel economy is pretty lousy (about
12-13 mpg city). Took off the long tube that runs from the air cleaner
to the radiator support and removed the foam element from the air
cleaner. I do not live in an inherently dusty area- so I'm not real
concerned about the foam element. I use either NAPA or Wix filters
because of their density and filtering ability- perhaps causing too much
restriction? Any other ideas? thanks bill
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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 08:35:25 -0400
From: "Golly, Scott M"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Air Pump Goes???

Gentlemen,


I am the one that posted the air pump fell off post. I would be happy to
share the numbers. I didn't drive the truck to work today and the results
are in the glove box. I will try to send them tomorrow.

Scott

Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 10:05:28 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
TMcMahon anacomp.com>
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Air Pump Goes???

Dave:
That's amazing...! Do you have the test values handy? Would you mind
sharing the test results?
Thanks,
Todd

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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 09:20:46 -0400
From: Greg Carter
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Can They Tow?

What you want to really stay away from is an F-250 with a 302 and 3.55
gears. In one word, gutless. The six makes much more torque at usable rpm.
I recently changed gears to 4.56 in my F-250 with 302 and it has made a big
improvement, but I haven't towed yet because I am still in the gear break in
period. You can find stock F-250 with 4.10 gears, and is probably what you
want with either the six or the little 8 if you are going to do a lot of
towing. You can find the axle code on the drivers door sticker, and if the
seller still has the owners manual you can look up the code in there in the
towing section, to tell you what gears the truck has. If not post to list
and someone will decode it for you.

Bye.

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From: DBblueboy webtv.net [mailto:DBblueboy webtv.net]
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 1999 8:09 AM
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Subject: FTE 80-96 - Can They Tow?


I have seen a lot of F250 with the six
cylinder engine. They seem to be less
expensive than the larger engines. some
people say they have a lot of torque. Can
they pull a trailer, such as one loaded at
6,500 lbs. If not, what use is this engine
in this series of vehicle. Anyone have
a comment on the subject?




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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 13:41:52 -0400
From: Jim McAllister
Subject: FTE 80-96 - VIN and Code decode

Guys:

Just bought me a 94 F250 4X4 XLT HD. Since this is my first Ford truck,
(I saw the light!), I now nuttin about decoding the truck. Here is what
I have so far....

VIN 2FTHF26G9RCA01350

Codes inside door jamb
Axle = 39
Springs = 64F
Trans = E

The truck has a 460 ci motor in it. My goal is get that motor up to at
least 350 HP, bigger tires, etc.

Thanks for the help!


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Jim McAllister
Lewisburg, PA
ACES#3033
Team Chevelle Gold #168
New Ford Truck Owner
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Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 10:15:12 -0700
From: "Gerald L. Hinkle Jr. CPA"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Up in the Air

Hello list dudes. to the guy who wants to put his entire truck in the air,
start the engine and engage the tranny (in 4-wheel drive no less) I might
suggest that this IS REAL DANGEROUS! You must have real confidence in your
jackstands etc. sounds kind of scary to me. At least make sure the truck
is not pointed toward your house!

Does anyone know of an aftermarket tranny cooler that is larger and better
than the stock unit mounted to the front of the radiator. I want to
upgrade this cooler but was hoping to find an aftermarket upgrade that
would bolt right up.

Jerry Hinkle Jr. CPA
"RULEMAKER" 94 F-350 Crew Cab 4x4
"LTS-ROK" 80 JEEP CJ-5
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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 16:59:50 EDT
From: AndyR17057 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Hyperactive Speedometer...

Nate,

I wouldn't use WD-40 on the speedo cable. It will just attract dust and just
get things gummed up. Try a tube of graphite speedometer cable lubricant. It
is a fine graphite dust and will not harm the cable or housing. As far as the
12 m.p.h. jump, I don't have an answer on that.

Andy Royes
Galveston, TX
'87 F-150 SuperCab
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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 14:14:12 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Venturri Effects Tubes

Hi all...

Hey, who was it that had suggested the modifications to the Venturri Effects
Tubes? I'd like to hear what the reason behind the modification was, and
what the performance gains were.

Thanks in advance,

Todd
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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 21:19:59 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Up in the Air

>Hello list dudes. to the guy who wants to put his entire truck in the air,
>start the engine and engage the tranny (in 4-wheel drive no less) I might
>suggest that this IS REAL DANGEROUS! You must have real confidence in your
>jackstands etc. sounds kind of scary to me. At least make sure the truck
>is not pointed toward your house!
>

Well I would suggest someone stay in the truck while doing this.

Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 21:27:13 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 6.9 air cleaner

>Trying to increase the airflow on my 86-6.9.in an effort to boost
>power. I have not cranked up the fuel pump yet. It is not smoking
>black under full throttle- but my fuel economy is pretty lousy (about
>12-13 mpg city). Took off the long tube that runs from the air cleaner
>to the radiator support and removed the foam element from the air
>cleaner. I do not live in an inherently dusty area- so I'm not real
>concerned about the foam element. I use either NAPA or Wix filters
>because of their density and filtering ability- perhaps causing too much
>restriction? Any other ideas? thanks bill

Unless your truck has overdrive, your milage is about right. The diesels
suck fuel when running high rpms. It is just the way it is.

Our 89 4x4 with 7.3 diesel get 14 mpg empty or with a big camper. It has
C-6 and 4.10:1 gears. Just screams way too much.

As far as your air cleaner, I usually use NAPA ones too. I don't think it
makes a difference as long as you use a name brand one.

Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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