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80-96-list-digest Sunday, September 26 1999 Volume 03 : Number 270

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

FTE 80-96 - Request for help 92' F250 electrical
FTE 80-96 - Re: Loud ticking noise
Re: FTE 80-96 - 4x2 Bronco
Re: FTE 80-96 - Another weak component in my truck ?!?!
Re: FTE 80-96 - Battery age
Re: FTE 80-96 - any owners of a 84 F150, 302 V8?
FTE 80-96 - timing problems



Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 11:11:14 +0800
From: Larry Tan
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Request for help 92' F250 electrical

I would like to ask for help with my F250 6 cylinder. My problem is when
the engine reaches normal operating temperature RPM starts to rise and
flactuate. What could be the cause? My guess is th sensor. But I no longer
have my owner's manual. Any suggestion? If not, is there some way I can get
a copy of the electrical diagram from the computer box to the engine
sensor. Thank you for any help you can extend.

F250 6c

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Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 08:06:24 -0500
From: " rocky50"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Loud ticking noise

I have a 95 302HO crate motor in my 85 F150 that has a ticking noise but I wouldn't say it was "loud", seems to be comming from the passenger side rear of the motor. Sounds like a lifter. Let me know what you find out, I have Ford SS shorty headers with a 3" Y pipe. I was thinking that I haven't gotten the carb. set up right because I had the same noise on the 6cyl. I took out, ticking went away when I replaced the 1bbl. carb.

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Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 16:46:09 PDT
From: "ken haley"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 4x2 Bronco

Thanks for the support, but no burnouts. It already has enough power to do
bodacious burnouts, so retaining the T-case isn't needed. Heather has found
a flipped 80 F-100, 4 X 2, 300, auto, and is trying to talk the kid into
dropping the entire running gear into the Bronco. I've seen the kid get his
gocart 4 feet in the air, and I'd feel a lot better if he was limited to an
I-6. All we need is $400 to buy the F-100, not easy to come buy this time of
year. :-( We shall see.

83 Bronco 302, trashed rear axle;
86 Mustang softop V-6;
86 Mustang Trick Flow 460, C-6;
93 Mustang convertible with pedals.

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Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 20:27:57 -0400
From: "Troy"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Another weak component in my truck ?!?!

On 23 Sep 99, at 15:55, Roy Houston wrote:

>In 1981, seems like yesterday, I moved from So Cal to Houston, TX. I had a
>trunk with my clothes in it and a Lorider '81 Chevy Silverado. Talk about
>culture shock, this was right smack in the middle of that Urban Cowboy
>crap. I've had a few lowriders in my day, now I've got a F-150 with some
>big ol' honkin' BFGs on it and I love it. No more slowin' down for speed
>bumps... car in the way when I'm makin' a right? lookout curb or ditch or
>whatever, I'm comin' around. Trucks are just more fun up high!

You've got that right. What I really like is the fact that you can
make your own roads and parking spaces. Where the little
'economy cars' are having to stay on the paved surfaces, why not
hop a curb or two and make your own? Park it under the trees if
'ya want. :)

You might be a redneck if... You think that Roe vs. Wade is a
decision you make when crossing the creek. - Jeff Foxworthy

Troy Williams
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Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 21:20:29 -0400
From: "Troy"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Battery age

On 24 Sep 99, at 16:58, Spruce1495 wrote:

>I had a '66 Fairlane GTA, bought new and got 7 good years out of
>the original battery. I thought that was pretty good!!

Lord, I had an AutoZone battery in my truck from when I purchased
it (a little over 18 months ago). The battery was originally
purchased in '93 and only had a five year warranty. About two
months ago it finally went out with a bang. Literally. I was leaving
work. I got in the truck, turned the key and heard a pretty loud
bang. Turned the key again, nothing. Stereo wasn't lit up, nothing.
Opened the hood, the side of the battery blew out, and one of the
filler caps was loose while the other one blew itself on top of the air

Thank god I work in an auto parts warehouse and was able to
replace it within a matter of minutes. :)

You might be a redneck if... You've ever freshened up with a Slim
Jim. - Jeff Foxworthy

Troy Williams
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Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 22:50:17 -0400
From: "Troy"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - any owners of a 84 F150, 302 V8?

On 21 Sep 99, at 11:34, Solidtop1 wrote:

>Any one have a 1984 F150 with auto trans and 302 V8? I am going to buy one,
>what kind of things should I watch out for that can go wrong with
this truck?

I have an '84 F-150, with the Automatic Overdrive tranny and the
302. My biggest problem has been that damn carburetor. Every
month it seems it has to be reset. Either the choke thermostat
broke, the choke is sticking, or the adjustment screws are getting
knocked out whack. I'm about ready to rip the thing off and throw
on an Edelbrock or something. Hoping that will take care of it. :)

You might be a redneck if... Your stereo speakers used to belong
to the Moonlight Drive-in Theater. - Jeff Foxworthy

Troy Williams
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 05:54:03 -0400
From: Ron Freidel
Subject: FTE 80-96 - timing problems

Hi all,

I have an 85 F150 with a straight 6; a little history... the person I
purchased it from said it had a new rebuild on the engine when he bought
it and he had put 15,000 on it.

It has a new exhaust manifold, carb (2bbl), radiator, and a bunch of new

One thing I am not sure about is the distributor, I am having timing
problems with the pickup though, I set the timing on friday night, put
approx 1.5 miles on it, now the timing is advanced to the point where it
diesel's when I turn it off, considerable ammount of heat was coming
from under the hood as well...

It doesn't matter who I get to set the timing, if i do it myself or have
a mechanic do it, the result's are always the same, when it is done it
runs like a new truck, shortly afterwards the timing seems to advance on
it's own, it doesn't continue advancing though, just to a point to where
it doesn't run very well.

Has anyone ever seen a similar problem? Could it be the distributor?
there doesn't seem to be any "play" in it....

One more thing, I got into an argument friday night , you know how
neighbors are, they were using me as an opportunity to stand around and
drink beer while I was setting the timing, anyway, two of them thought
that Ford used timing chain in their six's, while I argued that I
thought it had gears, who is correct?


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