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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - Englishtown NJ Car Show & Swap Meet
FTE 80-96 - RE: FTE Perf - axle swap
FTE 80-96 - rear antilock
FTE 80-96 - Replacement Battery Question
Re: FTE 80-96 - Replacement Battery Question
Re: FTE 80-96 - Replacement Battery Question
RE: FTE 80-96 - rear antilock
RE: FTE 80-96 - Replacement Battery Question
RE: FTE 80-96 - Replacement Battery Question
RE: FTE 80-96 - Englishtown NJ Car Show & Swap Meet
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rivets Vs Bolts
Re: FTE 80-96 - Oil in air filter
Re: FTE 80-96 - water leak under the cowl
FTE 80-96 - Battery age
FTE 80-96 - Re: 302 loud ticking noise
FTE 80-96 - I'm done laughing now...Please send more
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: 302 loud ticking noise
FTE 80-96 - 4x2 Bronco
Re: FTE 80-96 - rear antilock
Re: FTE 80-96 - rear antilock

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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 09:28:16 -0400
From: "Eric J. McTague"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Englishtown NJ Car Show & Swap Meet

For anyone interested, the Englishtown car show & swap meet is this
weekend.

Friday Sept 24 -- Sunday Sept 26.
Gates open at 7am - close at 6pm
Admission $ 7.00.

Friday - swap meet only.

Saturday - street rods, customs, vans, modified trucks, kit cars, race
cars only.

Sunday - stock production to 1984 only. Antique & classic only.

732-446-7800(9am-5pm)
732-938-5519(6pm-8pm)

I'm not sure if I'm gonna make it. I almost & always "religously" do the
swap meet thing all day on Friday, but ........... I'm gonna pass this
year.

I might go Sunday.

For those of you close by, check it out. It's pretty cool.

Eric.


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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 09:26:09 -0400
From: Greg Carter
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: FTE Perf - axle swap

Hi,
There will be an article on www.ford-trucks.com this weekend (already gave
it to Ken) on swapping out the IFS on a F-250 for a solid front axle (for
years 86-96, but may be applicable to 80-86). However the F150 has the coil
front and a slightly different axle housing up front than the F-250. My
recommendation would be to find someone you know who has an F-250 and study
all the differences and see what it would take to put the front leaf spring
setup of an F-250 under your truck. If it looks like it can be done than
the solid front axle swap is a breeze from their.

Bye.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Joel Thomas [mailto:TREEFORT PRODIGY.NET]
Sent: Friday, September 24, 1999 12:13 AM
To: Ford Off Road; Ford Performance; Ford truck
Subject: FTE Perf - axle swap


I am building a mud rider/dailydriver/hunting rig, it is a
1984 F-150 regular cab,SWB
it has the stock Dana44 TTB fron and 9in rear
yes it is a 84 with the 9in stock rear so it is pretty rare.
I am wanting to switch both axles out with leaf sprung at both ends 3/4 or
1 ton
axles.
were should I start:)
the back will be fairly easy wont it>??
but the front I will have to take off all TTB stuff but center
crossmember/motormount bracket.
and the weld up or bolt on mounts for the new leaf springs.
are the spring pads gonna be the same width that would work on my truck.

is there a company that specializes in this stuff
or can somebody please help me thank..


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: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 07:38:04 -0700
From: "Dennis"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - rear antilock

Anyone out there have experience with rear anti-lock brakes on a Ford truck?
This is an 89' F250, when I jump the brakes hard on dry pavement it almost
feels like the brakes let go, the front left locked up hard, but that was
the only skid mark. Strangely enough however there was no pulling. How
should these brakes react, this is a heavy truck, 8800 lbs GVW.

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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 12:22:52 -0300
From: "Bowman, John A"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Replacement Battery Question

I have a 1983 F100, 302, that needs it's original battery replaced. I was at
the Ford dealer and they said a replacement had to be of a special shape to
fit the battery box and they had non in stock. They would have to order a
minimum of 35 so they would not order it. My battery is the heavey duty one
and is a different shape than the regular battery for 1983.

I have not had much expeience in battery replacement so does and one have
any advice as to aftermarket replacements (i.e. brands or suppliers?). I
want it to fit my existing battery box.

Thanks
*************************
J.A. Bowman
Halifax, NS, Canada
1983 F100 "Big Red"
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 11:44:26 -0400
From: Mike Sloane
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Replacement Battery Question

You are joking, right? I never heard of a truck battery lasting 16 years! Maybe
the last battery that was installed was purchased from a Ford dealer. Anyway, I
don't know what brands are available for you locally, but Sears Die Hard,
Interstate, Delco, and almost any local auto can supply decent batteries. I
think the dealer is pulling your chain, as that truck was one of the most common
produced, and there should be no limit to your choices. I have an '83 F250, and
practically any battery you buy would fit in that battery tray.

Mike

"Bowman, John A" wrote:

> I have a 1983 F100, 302, that needs it's original battery replaced. I was at
> the Ford dealer and they said a replacement had to be of a special shape to
> fit the battery box and they had non in stock. They would have to order a
> minimum of 35 so they would not order it. My battery is the heavey duty one
> and is a different shape than the regular battery for 1983.
>
> I have not had much expeience in battery replacement so does and one have
> any advice as to aftermarket replacements (i.e. brands or suppliers?). I
> want it to fit my existing battery box.
>
> Thanks
> *************************
> J.A. Bowman
> Halifax, NS, Canada
> 1983 F100 "Big Red"
> *************************
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 10:56:38 -0500
From: "Nathan A. Goins"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Replacement Battery Question

> I have a 1983 F100, 302, that needs it's original battery replaced. I was at
> the Ford dealer and they said a replacement had to be of a special shape to
> fit the battery box and they had non in stock. They would have to order a
> minimum of 35 so they would not order it. My battery is the heavey duty one
> and is a different shape than the regular battery for 1983.
>
>

What group size is this battery? Should be a two digit number on the top or
side labels. 65, 58, 24f, something like that. Just go to AutoZone and pick
one up, they will have it.

Nathan Goins (who doesn't promote anything from AutoZone EXCEPT their batteries)

96 F-150 300I6 EB

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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 09:24:33 -0700
From: Eric Sneed
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - rear antilock

Dennis,
I had a similar experience with my 89 150, I would pull the hubs and
check the brakes for any obvious problems, Mine wound up being a broken
Spring plate in the rear break drum. After having to back out the
adjuster on the drivers side to get the hub off, I knew I hit pay dirt
when the passenger side hub pulled right off. The little plate that
holds the springs together was bent pretty bad and the springs where
just hanging there.

Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis [SMTP:yuke valint.net]
Sent: Friday, September 24, 1999 7:38 AM
To: ford truck enthusiast
Subject: FTE 80-96 - rear antilock

Anyone out there have experience with rear anti-lock brakes on a
Ford truck?
This is an 89' F250, when I jump the brakes hard on dry pavement
it almost
feels like the brakes let go, the front left locked up hard, but
that was
the only skid mark. Strangely enough however there was no
pulling. How
should these brakes react, this is a heavy truck, 8800 lbs GVW.

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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 10:48:39 -0600
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Replacement Battery Question

I'm sure you didn't mean the same battery lasted that long but that the same
part was always replaced and was purchased from Ford which is no longer
available. Right?

As far as getting a replacement I would just go to your favorite auto parts
store and ask for the biggest most powerful battery that you could possibly
cram into the bracket. If it is a special oversized battery then take the
measurements from the one that was in it and give it to the salesman to find
a replacement. Just note the orientation of the posts and try to find one
just like it. You should have no problem finding one. They can get more
CCA's from a smaller battery now than they used to in '83 so you will most
likely find one with more power than you had before.

As far as brands go, I used to worry too much about it until I discovered
that they all have the same warranty and as long as I replace mine with a
high CCA (cold cranking amps) type battery they pretty much last the same.
As long as it will fit in your truck and is secure or not too close to the
alternator blades you will be in good shape.

As I recall, from my '83, the motor mounts broke on one side causing the
motor to twist and the alternator was so close to the battery that it sawed
a hole in the battery and sucked sulfuric acid thru the alternator. Not a
pretty sight!

Scott



- -----Original Message-----
From: Bowman, John A [SMTP:jbowman mtt.ca]

I have a 1983 F100, 302, that needs it's original battery replaced. I was at
the Ford dealer and they said a replacement had to be of a special shape to
fit the battery box and they had non in stock. They would have to order a
minimum of 35 so they would not order it. My battery is the heavey duty one
and is a different shape than the regular battery for 1983.

I have not had much expeience in battery replacement so does and one have
any advice as to aftermarket replacements (i.e. brands or suppliers?). I
want it to fit my existing battery box.

Thanks
*************************
J.A. Bowman
Halifax, NS, Canada
1983 F100 "Big Red"
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 12:52:15 -0400
From: "Kevin Reed"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Replacement Battery Question

16 years is about 4 times the life of the average battery. If it is the
original, it owes you nothing! I used to work in a parts store (Canadian
Tire) for any of you Canadians out there. They only carried re-labeled
EXIDE batteries. They weren't worth putting in a Hyundai... ok, maybe they
were, but I wouldn't put one in anything worth driving. The longest lasting
batteries seem to be (and I know I'm going to get some slack for this one)
ACDelco. It's the ONLY Garbage Machine (GM) part I put in my F150. Other
batteries that I tested, which there were many many brands, were not as old
as the ACDelco.

Just my 2cents.

Kevin Reed

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Nathan A. Goins
> Sent: Friday, September 24, 1999 11:57 AM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Replacement Battery Question
>
>
> > I have a 1983 F100, 302, that needs it's original battery
> replaced. I was at
> > the Ford dealer and they said a replacement had to be of a
> special shape to
> > fit the battery box and they had non in stock. They would have
> to order a
> > minimum of 35 so they would not order it. My battery is the
> heavey duty one
> > and is a different shape than the regular battery for 1983.
> >
> >
>
> What group size is this battery? Should be a two digit number on
> the top or
> side labels. 65, 58, 24f, something like that. Just go to
> AutoZone and pick
> one up, they will have it.
>
> Nathan Goins (who doesn't promote anything from AutoZone EXCEPT
> their batteries)
>
> 96 F-150 300I6 EB
>
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 14:45:57 -0400
From: Dave Heverin
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Englishtown NJ Car Show & Swap Meet

thanks for the 'heads up' Eric. I may trt to make it!

Dave
Bel Air, MD




- -----Original Message-----
From: Eric J. McTague [mailto:oldsluvr bellatlantic.net]
Sent: Friday, September 24, 1999 9:28 AM
To: toro armchair.mb.ca; riviera-l alpha.redeemer.on.ca;
oldsmobile chebucto.ns.ca; oldsgmail MailingList.net;
perf-list ford-trucks.com; 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Englishtown NJ Car Show & Swap Meet


For anyone interested, the Englishtown car show & swap meet is this
weekend.

Friday Sept 24 -- Sunday Sept 26.
Gates open at 7am - close at 6pm
Admission $ 7.00.

Friday - swap meet only.

Saturday - street rods, customs, vans, modified trucks, kit cars, race
cars only.

Sunday - stock production to 1984 only. Antique & classic only.

732-446-7800(9am-5pm)
732-938-5519(6pm-8pm)

I'm not sure if I'm gonna make it. I almost & always "religously" do the
swap meet thing all day on Friday, but ........... I'm gonna pass this
year.

I might go Sunday.

For those of you close by, check it out. It's pretty cool.

Eric.


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Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 04:58:10 +1000
From: les williams
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rivets Vs Bolts

Hi All,
Thank you, Scott and Ken for correcting my less than technical wording, and
Matt, for you insight of the Ford plant production sequence. The number of
chassis options available is still not enough. - my '86 F100 Long Wheel Base has
a 2 ft chassis extension. Yup, when it comes to covering floor space, it's
almost up there with the 'Sub-division'. All credit to the person on this list
who used this term. Veery Funny....
The cold hard reality is rivets unfortunately do come loose, and bolts
shear, or is this a reflection of their usage. I had to replace the rivets on
the RHS chassis rail to rear engine mount cross member after it was knocked back
for Rego - the tell tail rust stain giving it away as a moving component. (You
would have thought the crisp $50 note pegged to the speedo cable would have
caught his attention.... rats...) The offending rivets were drilled out and
replaced. Hey Matt, maybe this was a Monday a.m. assembled chassis (just
kidding.. ;-)) Whenever I'm under the truck I look for rivet/chassis movement
and if you want any fault to stand out, paint the chassis rails & cross members
White. ...Gee, I've got the right size drill and 46 nuts & bolts left to use up
!!! Got a good price on the box sale....
Obviously a lot of things happen once the truck leaves Ford, bolt in
Ford/Engineer approved chassis extensions, serious overloading, accident damage,
seeing how high the truck can jump, all take their toll. This ultimately leaves
only one option - correctly fitted High Tensile Nuts & Bolts.......Oh and by the
way an Engineers Certificate would be required in Oz, if you were to install
body lift blocks...... & I am still having Fun.....

Regards

Les
Lost in the Land of Oz





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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 16:27:24 EDT
From: Spruce1495 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Oil in air filter

It is possible that the oil return passage (back to pan) became plugged and
allowed more oil to become trapped in the valve cover area and get sucked up
into the PCV opening.
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 16:25:53 -0400
From: "Todd Schiller"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - water leak under the cowl

Check around the heatercore lines where they connect at the fire wall. There
is a foam rubber type gasket that dry rots and cracks after age. Lets in
streams of water in heavey rain.
- -----Original Message-----
From: John Wickerham
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 9:14 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - water leak under the cowl


>I haven't posted much to the list - but I've got this same problem with
>my '86 F150 4x4. Whenever it rains, water leaks in under the dash. The
>water hose method indicates that the leak is probably along a seam at the
>firewall that is under the cowl. This is a caulked seam.
>
>I was able to remove my cowl without removing the hood, though it's a bit
>of a chore.
>
>If you loosen but don't remove the hood bolts, it will allow the hood to
>move up slightly (while open) in front of the cowl. This gives you just
>enough room to work the cowl out of it's position and remove it (after
>removing all those screws). You have to be careful not to bend it.
>
>I have not found the exact place of the leak yet, but this is my next
>priority. If you have any more info to share in fixing yours, please
>post it, and I will do the same. This leak has caused lots of rust
>over the years in my truck at least, and I want to fix it before
>winter.
>
>Later,
>John
>
>>Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 21:37:46 -0700
>>From: "J.S.H."
>>Subject: FTE 80-96 - Cowl removal
>>
>>>With a hose I found it's not the windshield, but instead something >under
>the cowl grill. I know there are drains in there, which seem to >be
working.
>>
>>>I'm going to pull the wiper blades, remove the grill, and poke around.
>I'd
>>>appreciate any advice on whether there's an obvious place to look for
>>>problem.
>>
>>Can't help you with the leak but I recently did a wiper nmotor on my 84.
>>Had to unbolt the rear most hinges on the hood and lay the hood forward
>>to get the cowl off.No big deal but not a one man job.
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 16:58:14 EDT
From: Spruce1495 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Battery age

I had a '66 Fairlane GTA, bought new and got 7 good years out of the original
battery. I thought that was pretty good!!
Bill B.
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 15:12:33 -0700
From: don neomagic.com (Donald Paauw)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: 302 loud ticking noise

Thanks for your replies so far. One thing I forgot to mention is that
this is a 302 HO from a Mustang and has Kaufmann shorty headers.
Using the stethescope, the noise is definitely coming from the rear
passenger cylinder area (#8?). Unfortunately, at idle it's
barely audible. The only way I can get at this area is through the wheel
well and can't really position the tube very well. I don't think it's the
air pump tube because there's no noise from the rear of the engine. I
tried feeling around the header tube to see if I could feel any exhaust
leaking and didn't feel anything, although I couldn't get my hand right up
to where the tube meets the engine & at idle I'm not sure there would be
enough pressure to feel anything. I'm thinking of having my wife put it
in gear, stand on the brake & give it little gas. I think I'll put it up
against the house too, just to be safe. Also, I haven't tried the steel
rod on the stethescope to check for mechanically transmitted noise. Am
I correct in thinking that a valve would make more noise than a leak if I
put the rod on the head?

I've been driving the truck this way and it hasn't gotten any worse.
Right now, it's always faintly present at idle, very prominent under
load at low rpm's and not noticeable at high rpm's, although it could
just be smoothed out to a hiss at high rpm's.

- -- Don

>
> I wasn't sure which list to post this to, so I'm hitting three lists.
> If it starts looking familiar, I apologize.
>
> I've got a '90 Ranger with a '92 302 transplanted into it w/ AOD transmission.
> A few weeks ago I noticed a slight ticking noise that I thought was a lifter.
> It got louder when I shifted into drive with the brake on. During the first
> week the noise came & went and was louder under a load. At idle it is very
> faint. Now it has gotten worse and is sharper & louder than a lifter and I'm
> thinking it may be exhaust related. It's not always present when I start the
> truck but always shows up as the engine warms up. I poked around with a
> rubber hose on a stethescope and there's no noise inside the valve cover.
> The noise seems loudest at the passenger side rear of the engine. Unfortunately,
> the 302 is a tight fit and the A/C evaporator, the valve cover and the air
> intake all form an interference fit in this area so I can't really directly
> observe the engine there. The noise is audible over a very loud 3" Borla
> muffler, so I'd say it's significant.
> I've got a mechanical temp guage and the engine temp has never been over 220.
> So does anyone have any suggestions as to what the cause might be and any methods
> how I could narrow this down?
>
> Thanks,
> Don
>
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 16:41:32 -0600
From: Fred Moreno
Subject: FTE 80-96 - I'm done laughing now...Please send more

Thanks Ken,

I forwarded you email to several buddies that can related to running into
wanna-bees off-roaders. You guys are heros.
Here at the University of Texas of El Paso (aka Harvard on the Border)
wanna-bee off-roaders are crawling everywhere. Huge trucks with beautiful
paint and wax jobs, every chrome widget bolted to it, a fortune in KC's,
quad shocks, sky-scraping lift kits, Mickey T's monsters and probably never
saw anything more than a gravel driveway.
I love parking my F-150 with last weeks mud scars still left on the fenders
- - not to mention some residue from cleaning out the horse corral still left
in the bed. I've got a life and enjoy as much of it I can.
I invited one fellow with one such a monster Yuckon on an adventure to an
abandoned mine but warned him that the sandy trail through the desert was
lined with mesquite and chapparal brush so he might get a scratch or two
that could be buffed out. I was deemed irresponsible for neglecting my truck
after he noticed chunks of thread missing from my BF 31's. He balked.
I appreciate the help with the vent situation the I have, but this is
something that is going to have to wait for the week-end. And even then, I
have so much homework and honey-doos to complete, then add to that this is
also the last weekend of dove season in NM so this project may involve a
flash light (no garage just a dirt driveway on our little piece of heaven in
the pecan orchards).
Thanks to all who responded, have a good week-end.

Phred,

Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and
anyone going faster than you is a maniac.


Phred Moreno
1995 F-150 4X4 a la Eduardo Bauer, Rhino like bed lining, MSD 6 + CB + Ham
radio.
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 20:19:34 EDT
From: Spruce1495 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re: 302 loud ticking noise

Don,
I had an '86 F150 302 FI that had about the same condition and symptoms
as you describe. It was loudest when first started, then as engine got hotter
and rpms increased it all but went away. I had it looked at and listened to
by several mechanics, none could diagnose. I had the vehicle for 3-1/2 yrs
and it never did get better or worse. The thing would run like a rabbit,
high rpms and all that good stuff. Always was expecting the worst, but never
did happen. I sold the truck in '93 and as far as I know its still running.
(and probably clicking)
Bill B.
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 17:36:12 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 4x2 Bronco

>Chevy??? You want me to drive a Chevy???? Are you crazy??

My sentiments exactly and you would not be ruining a Bronco by making it
a 4x2.The only to ruin a Bronco is to put a SBC in it.
I like the idea of a lowered Bronco myself.I think after a wrecking
yards done with a 4x2 truck you could get the frame,radius arms springs
etc.pretty cheap.Can't be as hard as converting a 4x2 to 4x4.You could
leave the T-case in it,be great for 2 wheel burn outs in 4 low!!
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Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 21:01:59 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - rear antilock

>Anyone out there have experience with rear anti-lock brakes on a Ford truck?
>This is an 89' F250, when I jump the brakes hard on dry pavement it almost
>feels like the brakes let go, the front left locked up hard, but that was
>the only skid mark. Strangely enough however there was no pulling. How
>should these brakes react, this is a heavy truck, 8800 lbs GVW.
>

My experience with them is that they are not reliable and in many cases
dangerous. My truck's antilock do not work and the brakes are just fine.
Try pulling the electrical connector off the rearend and see if that helps.

Blake
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Concord, Ohio
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Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 05:46:13 -0400
From: Mike Sloane
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - rear antilock

When I bought my '87 F350 (dump) truck last year, the connector for the
ABS was disconnected, and looking at it, I could see that it had been
that way for a very long time. So I left it that way, and aside from the
constant reminder on the instrument panel, everything works just fine.

Mike

Blake Malkamaki wrote:
>
> >Anyone out there have experience with rear anti-lock brakes on a Ford truck?
> >This is an 89' F250, when I jump the brakes hard on dry pavement it almost
> >feels like the brakes let go, the front left locked up hard, but that was
> >the only skid mark. Strangely enough however there was no pulling. How
> >should these brakes react, this is a heavy truck, 8800 lbs GVW.
> >
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