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80-96-list-digest Monday, September 13 1999 Volume 03 : Number 256

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980-1996 Trucks and Vans
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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Reference tables
FTE 80-96 - '87 Tailgate latch -- HELP!
FTE 80-96 - 300I Engine Dress Up Parts
FTE 80-96 - E150 Econoline van conversion



Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 06:33:58 -0400
From: Mike Sloane
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Reference tables

Thought some of you might be interested in this. I found a site
Zone" that has reference tables for things like Wire, metal, drill,
taps, etc.
The also have links to all sorts of other interesting things.


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Mike Sloane
Allamuchy NJ

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Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 08:16:59 -0400
From: "Michael McCarthy"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - '87 Tailgate latch -- HELP!

I suspect that the rod broke at the latch handle not at the far end by the
actual latch pin. the far end by the latch pin makes is pretty tough to
break unless the metal has worn out. Look up in the hole that houses the
handle. You will see 2 rods coming in from either side that connect to the
latch handle. The bottom one should be the left side. Pull on it with a pair
of pliers or something and that should pull the pin out of the latch on the
far end.
Good luck with a new latch handle. The Ford dealer wants $80 for a new
handle and I have not been able to find one in the after market or even from
a junk yard. Hopefully you have only broken the small plastic retaining clip
that holds the rod to the handle. If so, go to the local parts store and by
retaining clips (Metal) and reassemble the handle. In my case the handle was
bent so I had to do a little adjusting (big hammer type) to get the handle
to work properly again.

Michael McCarthy
Export, PA

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Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 07:53:19 -0500
From: Dennis Grim
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 300I Engine Dress Up Parts

Hi Ford Truck Fans!!

My 90 F-150 needs some new gaskets under the hood. Has anybody seen an
aftermarket chrome or brushed aluminum valve cove for these engines.

I was also wondering if any body has or is using an MSD ignition system,
I'm right on the verge but would like to hear some first hand
experiences if possible.


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Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 18:57:51 -0700
From: Bill Perry
Subject: FTE 80-96 - E150 Econoline van conversion

I have a 1996 E150 Econoline van conversion. It has a V8, 5.8 Liter engine.
It has started to stall at stop lights. It has done it twice this week. We
took it in the shop for 2 days and it never did stall for them. There is
also an intermittent occasional shudder as it sits at idle.

My thoughts are that it is fuel related because of the shudder and choking
it felt like. But I don't know. It has had regular service and runs fine
other than that.

It is used mostly around town with occasional trips for a couple hundred
miles. Has 70,000 miles on it.

Any ideas?
Bill Perry

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