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80-96-list-digest Monday, September 20 1999 Volume 03 : Number 263



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Re: ticking noise
FTE 80-96 - Fuel Mileage
FTE 80-96 - "loose emission parts" and various other ramblings and questions
Re: FTE 80-96 - "loose emission parts" and various other ramblings and questions
FTE 80-96 - Front posi? in 92 F-150...
Re: FTE 80-96 - Front posi? in 92 F-150...
Re: FTE 80-96 - Front posi? in 92 F-150...
FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....
RE: FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....
FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....
FTE 80-96 - Check out eBay item 165309214 (Ends 09/22/99, 17:54:28 PDT) - GRILLE**FORD F-
FTE 80-96 - Re: Gas Mileage
RE: FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....
Re: FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....
Re: FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 07:59:05 EDT
From: MadPoodle aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: ticking noise

>What does not fit is
>the sequence of getting louder as the engine heats up with an exhaust
>leak.

Unless its a slightly cracked exhaust manifold, which as we all know,
never happens on a Ford...

Scott
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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 08:56:14 -0400
From: Philip Thomason
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Fuel Mileage

I have a 1995 F-150 4x4, 302, AOD or E4OD transmission (anyone know for
sure?). I've recently also begun tracking my fuel mileage and normally it
hovers around 15-16 MPG.
About a week ago I noticed my emergency/parking brake travel decreased
somewhat, and lifting off the gas to slow down, the truck decelerated
quicker than usual. After a 30 minute drive home, I checked the brake drum
temperatures using the very sophisticated 'finger on the drum' technique.
The left side drum was warmer then the right.
I removed the wheel, and drum, and backed off the adjuster by two notches.
End result... My mileage is back to normal. (I guess I'm light footed!)

I just thought someone might find this info useful.

Phil



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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 09:19:55 PDT
From: 2insane excite.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - "loose emission parts" and various other ramblings and questions

i was wondering how u can get away with taking off the cats and air pumps
and all that. I thought there's sensors that moniter that and goes back to
the engines computer to make it run more economically and such.
Also, anyone have anything to say about ordering from the high performance
catologs like summitracing? sending wrong parts or after they get there
money they don't know u?
Also again, very old spark plugs with huge gap gave more power than my new
ones gapped between 42-46 standard at 44. i think i'm going to gap them more
but thought the spark isn't as good with a bigger gap. thoughts?
thanks for the info.





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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 12:35:23 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - "loose emission parts" and various other ramblings and questions

>i was wondering how u can get away with taking off the cats and air pumps
>and all that. I thought there's sensors that moniter that and goes back to
>the engines computer to make it run more economically and such.

Most parts of this country are still free and don't have inspections on
emmissions. I am no expert on computerized trucks, but from my personal
observances, they seem to run fine without some of this stuff.


Blake
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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 18:02:02 EDT
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Front posi? in 92 F-150...

is there any way to know for sure, like vin #'s or something, to tell if my
front diff is a posi? How would I find out if it was an option? The reason
I ask is while replacing the fuel filter today, I just happen to spin the
front driveshaft and noticed that the axles were spinning the same way, which
would normally indicate some sort of posi or locker setup. To the best of my
knowledge, you couldn't get my truck with a posi, although I have heard of
older 1/2 ton trucks that had them. I'm getting ready to change the diff
lube too and should probally put the right additive in, if I need it...

Thanks,

Joe
Lost in Jersey
with no phone or power
92 F-150 Nite 302/AOD
D44TTB/ 8.8 BW1356E
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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 16:40:02 -0700
From: Bob Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Front posi? in 92 F-150...

If it came stock, the tag on either case, front or rear will have the gear ratio
on it and the letter 'L' in the numbering. That would denote a limited slip
differential.

Bob


ACMERCG aol.com wrote:

> is there any way to know for sure, like vin #'s or something, to tell if my
> front diff is a posi? How would I find out if it was an option? The reason
> I ask is while replacing the fuel filter today, I just happen to spin the
> front driveshaft and noticed that the axles were spinning the same way, which
> would normally indicate some sort of posi or locker setup. To the best of my
> knowledge, you couldn't get my truck with a posi, although I have heard of
> older 1/2 ton trucks that had them. I'm getting ready to change the diff
> lube too and should probally put the right additive in, if I need it...
>
> Thanks,
>
> Joe
> Lost in Jersey
> with no phone or power
> 92 F-150 Nite 302/AOD
> D44TTB/ 8.8 BW1356E
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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 21:53:14 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Front posi? in 92 F-150...

>is there any way to know for sure, like vin #'s or something, to tell if my
>front diff is a posi? How would I find out if it was an option? The reason
>I ask is while replacing the fuel filter today, I just happen to spin the
>front driveshaft and noticed that the axles were spinning the same way, which
>would normally indicate some sort of posi or locker setup. To the best of my
>knowledge, you couldn't get my truck with a posi, although I have heard of
>older 1/2 ton trucks that had them. I'm getting ready to change the diff
>lube too and should probally put the right additive in, if I need it...
>

My 88 F-150 has a limited slip front end. I have the original window
sticker and it lists it. It has a lot of wear and leaks, so I have to open
it up pretty soon.


Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 21:21:36 -0500
From: "ROB SARTORIUS"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....

I think I have a 9" ford rear end and wondered if anyone has experience in
swapping the 3rd member for a lower # (higher gear ratio).....My tag says I
have a 3.53 and would like to go to a 2.73 or a little higher...

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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 23:11:41 -0400
From: Greg Carter
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....

Hi Rob,

What are you trying to accomplish? Are you sure you want to go to 2.73? If
your truck is gutless now wait until you go to 2.73, bring down your highway
rpm by about 500 rpm unless your going to smaller tires.

If you swap out the 3rd member and have someone else setup the new gears
then its fairly straight forward. Setting up the gears is fairly involved
and requires a few special tools, dial gauge to measure backlash, good set
of calipers to measure shims, and patience.

> ----------
> From: ROB SARTORIUS[SMTP:sartrc interlimits.net]
> Sent: Sunday, September 19, 1999 10:21 PM
> To: FORD TRUCKS
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....
>
> I think I have a 9" ford rear end and wondered if anyone has experience in
> swapping the 3rd member for a lower # (higher gear ratio).....My tag says
> I
> have a 3.53 and would like to go to a 2.73 or a little higher...
>
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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 23:20:48 -0700
From: "slik"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....

I have a 9" with a 2.73. I'll swap you for the 3.53.

Slik
- ----- Original Message -----
From: ROB SARTORIUS
To: FORD TRUCKS
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 1999 7:21 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....


> I think I have a 9" ford rear end and wondered if anyone has experience in
> swapping the 3rd member for a lower # (higher gear ratio).....My tag says
I
> have a 3.53 and would like to go to a 2.73 or a little higher...
>


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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 23:32:03 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Check out eBay item 165309214 (Ends 09/22/99, 17:54:28 PDT) - GRILLE**FORD F-


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Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 20:53:56 -0700
From: "Joan and Walt Posluszny"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Gas Mileage

Michael, On my 85 Hi Altitude Carb, the only thing that actually adjusts
fuel is the temperature compensated accelerator pump, but that really has
nothing to do with the subject at hand. You are right, the only things that
are adjusted by the computer on my rig are the amount of air let in and
timing. The feedback solenoid on the back of my carb is a dithering valve
that adds air to the idle and main power circuits in the carb, based on
feedback from the MAP and other sensors. Walt

P.S. Yes you are correct...about changing jet sizes, you can make more power
or more mileage. one or the other by taking this approach.

> Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 06:26:24 -0400
> From: "Michael McCarthy"
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: Gas Mileage
> [snip]
> The point is that I can not find any active connection between my carb and
> the emission control system that regulates fuel flow .
[snip]
> I am only guessing but I bet the altitude sensor on the carburetor restricts
> the flow of fuel to the carburetor at higher altitudes to compensate for the
> thinner (less) air conditions.
[snip]
I wonder if changing the jet size in the
> carb would change the MPG in the flatlands. However, you might just be
> screwed at high altitudes.
> I wonder if any of this makes sense to anyone but me.
>
> Michael McCarthy
> Export, PA
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Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 00:12:55 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....

>Hi Rob,
>
>What are you trying to accomplish? Are you sure you want to go to 2.73? If
>your truck is gutless now wait until you go to 2.73, bring down your highway
>rpm by about 500 rpm unless your going to smaller tires.
>
>If you swap out the 3rd member and have someone else setup the new gears
>then its fairly straight forward. Setting up the gears is fairly involved
>and requires a few special tools, dial gauge to measure backlash, good set
>of calipers to measure shims, and patience.
>

9 inchers are all adjustable and pretty easy to do. You don't need to shim
them.


Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 00:49:12 EDT
From: FULSZBRONC aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....

In a message dated 9/19/99 10:21:25 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
blake little-mountain.com writes:


them. >>


Oh?? News to me. I've been going to all that work of adjusting and setting
9'' rear-end up when there is an EASY way? Please tell me how to set the
back-lash without shims.
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Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 01:37:47 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - swapping rear ends....

>In a message dated 9/19/99 10:21:25 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
>blake little-mountain.com writes:
>
>
> them. >>
>
>
>Oh?? News to me. I've been going to all that work of adjusting and setting
>9'' rear-end up when there is an EASY way? Please tell me how to set the
>back-lash without shims.

Well maybe I am wrong. That was almost 20 years ago in my Bronco. I know I
did not need shims to adjust it, but I may have only been moving the ring
gear a notch or two.

Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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