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80-96-list-digest Wednesday, October 6 1999 Volume 03 : Number 280



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - 1985 F150 Fuel Guage Problem
Re: FTE 80-96 - How to search archives?
FTE 80-96 - Important Motor Switch Question
FTE 80-96 - Engine swap- 82 232 V6 out, 87 300 I6(FI) in
FTE 80-96 - Spark plug wires
RE: FTE 80-96 - New Question
FTE 80-96 - Additional Info on Mass Air Flow System
Re: FTE 80-96 - New Question
Re: FTE 80-96 - Engine swap- 82 232 V6 out, 87 300 I6(FI) in
FTE 80-96 - K&N FIPK Emisions Inspection Question
Re: FTE 80-96 - K&N FIPK Emisions Inspection Question
RE: FTE 80-96 - K&N FIPK Emisions Inspection Question
FTE 80-96 - Archives?
Re: FTE 80-96 - Archives?
FTE 80-96 - RE: FTE 80-96- Check engine light
RE: FTE 80-96 - Inop Fuel gauges
FTE 80-96 - RE: FTE 80-96 Towing Capacities
FTE 80-96 - rear axle codes
Re: FTE 80-96 - rear axle codes
Re: FTE 80-96 - rear axle codes
FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: Second FTE server
FTE 80-96 - Electrical
Re: FTE 80-96 - Electrical
RE: FTE 80-96 - New Question
Re: FTE 80-96 - Important Motor Switch Question
Re: FTE 80-96 - Additional Info on Mass Air Flow System

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Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 23:00:33 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1985 F150 Fuel Guage Problem

At 18:51 03/10/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Thanks Jim,
>Stock rear end, and wheels. One other tidbit I have the optional rear tank,
>and both tanks read incorrectly on the gauge. That should rule out the
>sender(s). Any idea how I would check the gauge????

Any guage (water temp, oil pressure or fuel) can be tested by removing the
wire from the sender and hook it up to a heavy-duty 10 ohm "power resistor"
(available at Radio Shack). Hook the other end of the resistor to a good
clean ground. With the key on either "RUN" or "ACC" the guage being tested
should read up near the maximum line, within one needle width.

If it does not, the problem is either the guage unit or the Instrument
Voltage Regulator (IVR). If you test another guage and it comes out OK,
then the IVR is probably OK and the guage is suspect.

If it reads roughly where it is supposed to read, then the problem is
probably the sender.

An added complication with dual fuel tanks is that the selector switch and
wires add some extra places for some corrosion to build up and give a false
low reading. Added resistance anywhere in the circuit lowers the guage
reading. When you move the selector from one position to another, you
change which tank sending unit gets connected to the guage.

Hope this helps troubleshoot things. These things are a pain.


Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton '63 Buick Riviera 401 V-8
'80 Ford F-150 300 I-6 2WD
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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 06:56:07 -0500
From: "Steve Schmeckpeper"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - How to search archives?

Ken did away with the archives cause they were taking up too much space on
the server. Try.... http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.drivetrain.com/ .
Smeck 87F150 302 T-18

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Scot Bohnenstiehl
To:
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 1999 6:35 PM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - How to search archives?


> How do you search the previous digests? I remember there used
> to be a archive button you could click on the web page and that would
> take you to a search page. The only thing there is now is a search page
> for searching what's on the website. Specifically, I'm looking for all
> information I can find on the Borg-Warner T-18 transmission that was
> offered in Ford trucks from 80-96. What I ultimately plan to do is rip
> out my E4OD (I've had bad luck) and put in a T-18. I know that sounds
> like a lot of work and it is but I got lots of time. The only problem
> is I can't locate a T-18 anywhere, remanufactured or not. Until then
> I'm trying to learn as much as I can about the T-18 and transmissions in
> general, and I've already learned a lot.
>
> Scot
>
> '93 F-150 300 I-6
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Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 09:02:35 -0500
From: Ezekial
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Important Motor Switch Question

I have a 93 F-150 with a 351 that I screwed the motor up on last
Feburaray. Well I rebuilt the motor, etc, and three days later a valve
broke and destroyed the cylinder wall. I got a motor from another car
and I am going to use the block from it and my parts. Anyways, I have
an 88 F-150 with a 302 in the driveway thats totaled but I think the
motor was unharmed in the wreck (it does turn). Anyways it seems the
accessories on the front are pretty much identical and will work fine,
but the computer hook up is different. I can use the wiring harness
from the 351 motor onto the 302. I am pretty certain this will work but
I thought I might ask you guys and see if anyone has done something
cimilar. Oh yeah, I have a set of headers on this truck to. I think
the measely inch height difference shouldn't be a problem for the
headers to fit..

Thanks.
Derrick
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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 10:47:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: John Kupyn
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Engine swap- 82 232 V6 out, 87 300 I6(FI) in

First, I'd like to thank all of you for the information I have obtained just lurking around here. My question is, I am thinking of replaceing the 232 V6 in
my 82 F100 Shortbed Flare(air)side (3.03 3 speed) with a 300 I6. The 300 has
fuel injection and is complete with whatever was bolted to the motor. What additional components will I need?

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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 07:58:12 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Spark plug wires

If you're going to replace your spark plug wires, be sure to buy SILICONE
insulated wires with high temp "ceramic" boots. They are able to withstand
heat better, and also provide a greater level of electrical insulation
compared to rubber coated wires. As a MINIMUM get the 8mm wires, but 10mm
is far better (although often harder to find). Wire spacing is very
important to avoid "cross-fire" and "arc-through". Keep the wires at least
1 inch apart at all times, and 1 inch away from any metal parts of the
engine or exhaust manifold. Allowing the spark plug wires to lay on top of
the engine (or especially bad: touching the exhaust manifold or headers) is
NOT a good idea. This is particularly true when using any high-performance
/ high-power after-market ignition system.... you're just asking for
trouble.

Follow these guidelines, and you'll never have a spark wire fail due to
temperature damage or arc-through.

Todd

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Put on new plug wires on a hunch....voila
it's been running ever since.

On my '92 150, I had started getting a bad pinging, then a miss. Before
new wires, I took someone's advice, and seperated my existing wires, both
those things cleared up.

Moral of the story.... Plug wires can do some weird stuff man!!!! Even if
you already did 'em, suspect them!!!!!!

Dave H.
Houston
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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 08:24:54 -0700
From: "McMahon, Todd R."
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - New Question

Mike:

Some good modifications include:

Headers (with cross-over)
K&N Filter kit
Venturri Effect Tube modification (if applicable)
High-performance Ignition system (Multi-spark?)
CAT-back dual exhaust system (which you now have)
High-performance computer chip

Have fun...!

Todd

- -----Original Message-----
From: Michael Schumacher [mailto:mshoe99 hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, October 04, 1999 8:20 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - New Question


Hey Guys,

I'm new to this newsletter thing, but I have a question. I have a 93 F-150
5.0, everything stock except I had my exhaust split after the convertor, and

put on a performance muffler. I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to

pump up my trucks performance, or if anyone had done anything to theirs that

helped out. It runs great and has plenty of power, put I would like that
205 horsepower number to creep up a little. The guy at my shop said the
exhaust should add 5-10 hp, so there is a start. K&N intake kit?

Also, I am a 17 year old guy, who doesn't know much about trucks, but I'm
trying to learn so please take it easy if I ask some dumb questions!

Thanks everyone!
Mike Schumacher
The Yellow Truck

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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 10:15:14 -0600
From: Fred Moreno
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Additional Info on Mass Air Flow System

Hey Rade and Wayne,

Allow me to add to the confusion factor. This information I pass on is as
per experienced in the field.

In a nutshell, Wayne is absolutely correct, a lot of '94 5.0L trucks were
mass air flow (MAF) systems. This implies that they were automatics and had
Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection (SEFI) systems. Anytime we ran into a
'94 5.0L we would always double check under the hood to see which package
was present. All '95 F-150 5.0L with automatics were also MAF/SEFI systems.


But if you bought a '95 F-150 (or a '94) with the wonderful Mazda 5-speed,
it did not have the MAF or the SEFI. My truck has the Multi Port Fuel
Injection (MPFI) and MAP system that fires the injectors in two seperate
banks i.e. 4 injectors squirt fuel at the same time.

Doing a lot of training with some of the State agencies in New Mexico, I
have driven many 5.0L w/automatics. Conclusion is that I am very happy with
my manual 5-speed. I don't know why but the 5.0L w/manual 5-speed feels much
like more of a powerplant than the 5.0L w/automatic. The automatic
powerplant feels weak compared to my 4X4 truck. It does not even feel like
the same engines are under the hood. I can only assume that not only the
transmission but also the programming of PCM causes this effect.

My 2 pesos.

Phred, KD5AQB
'95 F-150 4X4 5.0L, 5-speed, LPG/indolene burner underhood, MSD-6, Vortox
Air Cleaner.



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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 12:18:29 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - New Question

Mike,
See my site at Wayne's
Page . I have a 1994 F150 that's 5.0/AODE powered. Check it out and email
me if you have any questions.
Later
Wayne Foy
1994 Flareside SC
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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 10:28:39 -0700
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Engine swap- 82 232 V6 out, 87 300 I6(FI) in

You will need the wiring harness for the EFI and the EEC computer to control
it. You will also probably need to get a new exhuast pipe with a opening
for the O2 sensor to thread in.

Rade Spasojevic -- rspasoje mindspring.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.2bigbroncos.org/
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.thewowfactor.com/bigbroncos/detail.cfm?detailid=194
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From: John Kupyn
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 7:50 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Engine swap- 82 232 V6 out, 87 300 I6(FI) in


>First, I'd like to thank all of you for the information I have obtained
just lurking around here. My question is, I am thinking of replaceing the
232 V6 in
>my 82 F100 Shortbed Flare(air)side (3.03 3 speed) with a 300 I6. The 300
has
>fuel injection and is complete with whatever was bolted to the motor. What
additional components will I need?
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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 11:20:30 -0600
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - K&N FIPK Emisions Inspection Question

I got my notice to re-register my truck in the mail today. As expected, I
must have the emissions test this year. Since my last inspection I have
installed a K&N FIPK (FilterCharger Injection Performance Kit) in my truck
and it came with a little sticker to place near it that says something about
excluding it from some regulation and has an exclusion number.

I am wondering if it will pass emissions inspection with the K&N FIPK
installed or do I have to remove it and put the original filter housing back
in it?

I doubt it will but if someone has any experience with this, especially here
in Colorado, it would be very helpful.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Scott
'95 F-150, 5.8L
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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 15:10:22 EDT
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - K&N FIPK Emisions Inspection Question

Scott,
Place the sticker near the FIPK on the front radiator support or on the
underside of the hood itself. This sticker will help speed up the process as
the guy will have to look up the CARB number on that part if you don't. We
have pretty strict emissions here in Georgia and I have never had a problem
as long as the stickers are displayed.
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 13:41:43 -0600
From: "Giddens, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - K&N FIPK Emisions Inspection Question

Thanks Wayne, that's diffidently good to hear. I put the sticker on the
frame the radiator mounts to. If I have any trouble I will post it here.

Denver has gotten very strict also. They don't have a clue when it comes to
accurately measuring emissions but they are really sticky when it comes to
inspecting.

In preparation to the testing I picked up a bottle of injector cleaner
yesterday. They did not have the Chevron Techron I usually get so I picked
up something that looked good. I think I found something better. I bought
some Castrol fuel injector cleaner made just for 4x4 trucks. I was really
shocked at the increase in performance. The only thing close to it I
remember was a B&G product but it costs about 20 bucks a can and I never
found a good supply for it. This stuff is 10 bucks a bottle and just as good
in my opinion. I never did figure out what that little plastic thing was in
the can of B&G, I think it was to show you it wouldn't eat plastic or
something. (?)

Scott

- -----Original Message-----
From: FLR150 aol.com [SMTP:FLR150 aol.com]
Scott,
Place the sticker near the FIPK on the front radiator support or on the
underside of the hood itself. This sticker will help speed up the process as

the guy will have to look up the CARB number on that part if you don't. We
have pretty strict emissions here in Georgia and I have never had a problem
as long as the stickers are displayed.
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 15:32:22 -0500
From: "Steve Dyer"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Archives?

New lister here. I have a couple questions for the list that have probably
been answered before but can't find a reference to archives in the FAQ. I
don't wish to clog the list if the info I need is sitting in an archive
somewhere - if one exists could someone point me in the right direction,
please?

Steve Dyer
'94 F150 5.8 4WD



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Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 16:20:48 -0500
From: Roy Houston
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Archives?

Steve, Welcome to the list. I think maybe the archives are gone?? Ken Payne
is that so? I have all the digests back to #21 of this year. Maybe I can do
a search an forward to you? Unless somebody else has a better suggestion.

Roy

At 03:32 PM 10/05/1999 , you wrote:
>New lister here. I have a couple questions for the list that have probably
>been answered before but can't find a reference to archives in the FAQ. I
>don't wish to clog the list if the info I need is sitting in an archive
>somewhere - if one exists could someone point me in the right direction,
>please?
>
>Steve Dyer
>'94 F150 5.8 4WD
>
>
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85 F-150XL SC 351W H.O 4V C4
98 GMC Safari 4.3
houston1 _at_ slb _dot_ com

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Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 22:36:57 GMT
From: "shannon hoyt"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: FTE 80-96- Check engine light

Rob,
I admit that I am no expert either, but I have a little story for ya. My
father owns an 89' F-150 4x4. He bought it used in 89' I don't remember the
mileage that was on it, but I do remember that we had nothing but problems
with the check engine light. He had the sensor chip in the dash replaced
twice by the dealership. To this day the light still flashes on and off.
Ford basically said it is probably a bad connection somewhere, and not to
worry unless the engine is having a problem. My father hasn't had a problem
with the engine yet. Basic maintenance excluded !!

Shannon

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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 15:37:21 -0700
From: Eric Sneed
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Inop Fuel gauges


Jim wrote:
None of your ignition wires actually go up near the lock
cylinder... They are all down on the column. Only a rod passes down
from
cylinder to switch, activating the switch.

This part cost about $12.00 and is a very common problem with fords
in general and especially trucks

Eric

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Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 23:01:43 GMT
From: "shannon hoyt"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: FTE 80-96 Towing Capacities

For those you visit this regularly, or caught the last story. Here's one
that some you might find amusing, I could have never lived it down had
actuall witnesses been around.
I only can hope that Ford's bumper towing capabilities have increased over
the years. When I was in Highschool my family worked on a horse ranch in
Utah, and I used my fathers 89' F-150 to tow just about everything. I did a
majority of the towing from the bumper," before we got an actuall tow bar
hitch." One time for my Homecoming parade, My girlfriend at the time, and
I, used a Four horse trailer to haul two full Quarter horses to the parade
route.
Now comes the serious part. While loadin the horses at the stables, I had
pulled the truck and trailer down the side of the barn and then parked it to
get the horeses. What I had not done was double check to make sure the
tralier hitch ball lock was engaged. I brought out the first horse and went
to place him in the trailer. He took the first steps to get in the trailer,
and if any one knows horses, you try to load in one try. The horse stepped
in the trailer angled back with the nose in the air, the horse spooked and
ran forward and the trailer came back down landing right back on the ball. (
For a better idea, my father has a topper, the tongue of the trailer was a
foot higher when it was in the air. I as quickly as possible, went back to
the front of the trailer tied the horse in and locked down the tongue.
Before loading the next horse, I did a complete once over, and found no
stress cracks, loose bolts and the trailer was still hooked to the truck
when we arrived at the parade route. Since then we still occassionally use
the Bumper hitch without problems.
I have never devouged this info to anyone, seeing though how you wanted to
know limits and capabilities, I thought it appropriate. A 600 lb. horse (
yea it got fed real well ), and a four horse trailer crash down on a bumper
hitch and it still pulls? That my friends is engineering at it's best. Not
to mention that we added a second horse in to the trailer before going to
the parade.
Thanks,
Shannon H.
securluv homail.com

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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 19:44:09 -0500
From: "Edward Saunders"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - rear axle codes

I can't find out what axle I have. I have asked a question before and based
on my axle code I thought I have a Ford 3.08. In my Chiltons for my 85 it
says its a 3.50. I'm trying to buy a limited slip differential. The guy
says that based on the description of my axle it is a Dana, which would make
the numbers wrong. My axle is solid in the back and has bolts in the front.
My 85 is solid in the front and has a plate that bolts onto the back. I
don't want to buy the wrong thing. What is the difference in appearance
between the Dana, Ford 7.5, Ford 8.8 and Ford 9"? The number thats in the
door is 16, and it is original because my dad bought the truck new and
hasn't changed it.

thanks,
Ed Saunders
86 F-150 302 4X4

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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 20:53:26 EDT
From: ACMERCG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - rear axle codes

In a message dated 10/05/1999 8:46:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
5saunders compuserve.com writes:


says that based on the description of my axle it is a Dana, which would make
the numbers wrong. My axle is solid in the back and has bolts in the front.
My 85 is solid in the front and has a plate that bolts onto the back. I
don't want to buy the wrong thing. What is the difference in appearance
between the Dana, Ford 7.5, Ford 8.8 and Ford 9"? The number thats in the
door is 16, and it is original because my dad bought the truck new and
hasn't changed it.
>>
What do you mean solid? In the front you should have the TTB dana 44
IFS... in the rear you should have the Ford 8.8, with an inspection cover at
the rear of the truck. If there is no inspection cover, and the
centersection would "drop out form the front of the axle, it would be a 9
inch.

Joe
Lost in jersey
92 F150
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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 20:08:13 -0500
From: "Edward Saunders"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - rear axle codes

Thanks for the speedy reply. I don't have the inspection cover in the rear.
It looks like you undo the bolts in the front, and the axle splits. I would
assume that the ring and pinion come out with the front cover.


- ----- Original Message -----
From:
To:
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - rear axle codes


>
> In a message dated 10/05/1999 8:46:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> 5saunders compuserve.com writes:
>
>
> says that based on the description of my axle it is a Dana, which would
make
> the numbers wrong. My axle is solid in the back and has bolts in the
front.
> My 85 is solid in the front and has a plate that bolts onto the back. I
> don't want to buy the wrong thing. What is the difference in appearance
> between the Dana, Ford 7.5, Ford 8.8 and Ford 9"? The number thats in
the
> door is 16, and it is original because my dad bought the truck new and
> hasn't changed it.
> >>
> What do you mean solid? In the front you should have the TTB dana 44
> IFS... in the rear you should have the Ford 8.8, with an inspection cover
at
> the rear of the truck. If there is no inspection cover, and the
> centersection would "drop out form the front of the axle, it would be a 9
> inch.
>
> Joe
> Lost in jersey
> 92 F150
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Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 22:03:24 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: Second FTE server

Here we grow again!

Ford Truck Enthusiasts has once again outgrown the capacity
of our server. We are in the process of ordering a fractional
T1 line which will allow us to host the site directly from
our home. The time to install is approximately 60+ days.
This will give us a ton of extra capacity and allow us to
offer many more features to our users because our web space
will increase to 10+ gigabytes. Currently, we use about
the same "constant" bandwidth of a 64k ISDN channel and a
peak bandwidth of 5 ISDN channels. Our new capacity will
be about 8 ISDN channels with peak allowances of 10 channels.

In the meantime, our server has gotten slower and we've taken
steps that should have an immediate improvement beginning
this evening. Ford Truck Enthusiasts is now operating on
two servers instead of one. The second server reduces the
load on our current system by about 40%. Expect to see
dramatic improvements in speed.

The second server gives us an additional 350 meg of drive
space. The list archives will be brought back on line in
the next week! Our costs have skyrocketed over the last
6 months. We'll be having a big holiday season sale and
a special promotion in order to pay for all this. As always,
the goal of this is to keep the system free for you and
the mailing lists free from ads. The sale will be conducted
on the web site, not the lists.

Those of you who've been with us a while (Hi Deacon!) know
that I believe in keeping everyone informed as to our
status. If you have any questions, feel free to contact
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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 22:14:28 -0500
From: "Steve Dyer"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Electrical

Thanks for the welcome, Roy, and if there isn't a searchable archive then
I'll go ahead and pop my questions:

1994 F150 extended cab 4WD, 5.8L, auto, Twin I-beam front end. 102K miles.

1. Electrical abnormality - occasionally the headlights and dashboard
lights pulse about twice per second. When this happens the voltmeter shows
on the high side of center. I also have brief periods of voltmeter low
readings accompanied by the red battery dummy light. The only
troubleshooting I've done so far has been to switch batteries with my other
vehicle and the symptoms remained. Bad voltage regulator?

2. There is a serious 'CLUNK' from under the cab that started some months
ago and sounds/behaves a lot like a loose shock absorber. It is easily
summoned by driving over irregular pavement at low speeds, as it doesn't
take much wheel or chassis movement to produce the clunking. After it began
I installed new Monroe shocks all the way around and I've since checked the
shock bushings and mounts - everything is tight. A friend suspects the
radius arm bushings might be worn but I don't know how to tell for sure.
They 'look' OK, the nuts are tight and I can't move them myself, but this
probably doesn't prove anything. Engine mounts look good and I can't find
a loose transmission mount or anything unsual about the front springs. Have
any of you have experienced something similar? Any ideas what to check
next? Thanks for any assistance.

Steve Dyer






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From: Roy Houston
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Archives?


>Steve, Welcome to the list. I think maybe the archives are gone?? Ken Payne
>is that so? I have all the digests back to #21 of this year. Maybe I can do
>a search an forward to you? Unless somebody else has a better suggestion.
>
>Roy


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Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 22:35:47 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Electrical

I agree with the bad radius arm bushings idea for the clunk. Also check the
axel pivot bushings, if you have them in this setup. I haven't got a clue
about the rest of that electrical stuff.

At 22:14 05/10/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Thanks for the welcome, Roy, and if there isn't a searchable archive then
>I'll go ahead and pop my questions:
>
>1994 F150 extended cab 4WD, 5.8L, auto, Twin I-beam front end. 102K miles.
>
>1. Electrical abnormality - occasionally the headlights and dashboard
>lights pulse about twice per second. When this happens the voltmeter shows
>on the high side of center. I also have brief periods of voltmeter low
>readings accompanied by the red battery dummy light. The only
>troubleshooting I've done so far has been to switch batteries with my other
>vehicle and the symptoms remained. Bad voltage regulator?
>
>2. There is a serious 'CLUNK' from under the cab that started some months
>ago and sounds/behaves a lot like a loose shock absorber. It is easily
>summoned by driving over irregular pavement at low speeds, as it doesn't
>take much wheel or chassis movement to produce the clunking. After it began
>I installed new Monroe shocks all the way around and I've since checked the
>shock bushings and mounts - everything is tight. A friend suspects the
>radius arm bushings might be worn but I don't know how to tell for sure.
>They 'look' OK, the nuts are tight and I can't move them myself, but this
>probably doesn't prove anything. Engine mounts look good and I can't find
>a loose transmission mount or anything unsual about the front springs. Have
>any of you have experienced something similar? Any ideas what to check
>next? Thanks for any assistance.
>
>Steve Dyer
>
>
>
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Roy Houston
>To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
>Date: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 4:40 PM
>Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Archives?
>
>
>>Steve, Welcome to the list. I think maybe the archives are gone?? Ken Payne
>>is that so? I have all the digests back to #21 of this year. Maybe I can do
>>a search an forward to you? Unless somebody else has a better suggestion.
>>
>>Roy
>
>
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Jim Cannon
Houston, TX
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton '63 Buick Riviera 401 V-8
'80 Ford F-150 300 I-6 2WD
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Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 01:34:07 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - New Question

>CAT-back dual exhaust system

Or just take the muffler off and run the exhaust out the side. Mine is this
way with almost no noticeable sound difference.


Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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"Society is safest when the criminals don't know who's armed."
"An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject...."


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Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 01:36:27 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Important Motor Switch Question

>I have a 93 F-150 with a 351 that I screwed the motor up on last
>Feburaray. Well I rebuilt the motor, etc, and three days later a valve
>broke and destroyed the cylinder wall. I got a motor from another car
>and I am going to use the block from it and my parts. Anyways, I have
>an 88 F-150 with a 302 in the driveway thats totaled but I think the
>motor was unharmed in the wreck (it does turn). Anyways it seems the
>accessories on the front are pretty much identical and will work fine,
>but the computer hook up is different. I can use the wiring harness
>from the 351 motor onto the 302. I am pretty certain this will work but
>I thought I might ask you guys and see if anyone has done something
>cimilar. Oh yeah, I have a set of headers on this truck to. I think
>the measely inch height difference shouldn't be a problem for the
>headers to fit..
>

Just note that the firing order is different. Not sure if that will effect
anything.

Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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"Society is safest when the criminals don't know who's armed."
"An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject...."


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Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 01:32:08 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Additional Info on Mass Air Flow System....


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