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80-96-list-digest Saturday, November 27 1999 Volume 03 : Number 334



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

FTE 80-96 - Re: FTE 80--96 Glow Plug Question
Re: FTE 80-96 - HeadGasket/Antifreeze
FTE 80-96 - Rear end ID help.
FTE 80-96 - Re: Glow Plug Question
FTE 80-96 - fte 80-96 rear fenders
FTE 80-96 - 460 swap
Re: FTE 80-96 - 460 swap
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear end ID help.
FTE 80-96 - re: C9 axle ratio
RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: Interval Wiper Switch and Radio Removal

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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 08:17:49 -0800
From: "Hal Sylvan"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: FTE 80--96 Glow Plug Question

Yours is the same problem I had a couple of months ago. On advice (from
here) I replaced the plugs ($7 each) and rebuilt the wiring harness.
The plug caps had disintegrated and a couple slide on connectors were broke
(probably the real problem). The caps were at the dealer for $15 and the
connectors I got out of a parts store. The Ford dealer wanted $150 for a
new harness (and they also want ice water in hell), no thank you.
Plug cycle is now back to what it was (about 5 secs) and the brute comes to
life in a couple of seconds.

Hal Sylvan
& the hounds under the palms


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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 08:37:05 -0600
From: "DannyF"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - HeadGasket/Antifreeze

> Best way to tell if you have a head gasket leak without
> simply replacing the head gasket is to check each cylinder
> for compression. If one or two of them are radically
> different from the rest, drizzle some oil down the spark
> plug hole of the low compression cylinder(s). If there is
> no improvement when tested again, it is a good guess that
> the head gasket is blown. Another sign to look for is oil
> in the radiator.

Hardly the "best" way. A leakdown test is more accurate than a
comp. test. A coolant pressure test can be helpful too. But
sometimes all 3 tests won't pick up small, intermittent leakage.

If you want to check for small leaks or be definitive on the head to
block seal get a $30 kit from NAPA that will detect abnormal CO2
in your coolant.
Danny
danf01 worldnet.att.net
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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 11:12:42 -0500 (EST)
From: Ken Woods
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Rear end ID help.

What differential is shown in this picture??

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.kens.com/truckpics/what_diff.jpg

I thought it might have been a Dana 60, but there's an extra bolt hole (at
the bottom)

Thoughts?


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Ken Woods
kwoods kens.com

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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 12:41:38 -0500
From: Walker
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re: Glow Plug Question

Check your glow plugs,probably 1 or 2 are bad,if it's not the glow
plugs, check the connections between the fusible link and glow plug
controller.Check all the cheap stuff first because the controller is
$80+. NAPA and some of the others carry them so you don't have to pay
the price at FORD.Been there,done that............ED


> Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 22:37:04 PST
> From: "Will Wright"
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - Glow Plug Question
>
> Hello all,
>
> I have been lurking here for a few months. Some time ago there was dialogue
> about glow plugs and solving their problems. I didn't save the messages
> because I didn't have a diesel then. Well, now I have a 85 F250 diesel 4x4
> with 120,000 miles on it. This is the first diesel I have ever owned. A
> couple of days ago I went out to start it and the glow plug light went off
> way too fast. Tried to start it and it will not catch. The guy I bought it
> from said he replaced the plugs last year. I am need of advice.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Will Wright
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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 16:56:20 EST
From: Srjones219 aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - fte 80-96 rear fenders

The rust you are seeing around the wheelwells is most likely not surface
rust. When you grind it off chances are there will be small pin holes or
worse big holes by the time you are thru grinding. My 92 had the same thing.
I ground it down and used Extend to kill any rust that grinding didnt get. I
used Glass resin to fill the holes and primed and painted very carefully.
Within two weeks the paint bubbled and moisture came thru the areas that had
bubbled. The reason is that there is a panel spot welded underneath the
fender that is open on both ends. Every time it rains and you drive that
panel holds water and dirt or whatever aginst the inside of the fender thus
creating rust from the inside. A body man told me to buy a new box. Yeah
right! I am still trying to figure what I should do.
Steve Jones srjones219 aol.com
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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 19:46:35 -0500 (EST)
From: DBblueboy webtv.net (Jerome Kelly)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 460 swap

My 302 died at 84,000. I could get it rebuilt but if can't tow like I
want. My
son wants to put a 460 in its spot.
He is tired of being wimpy. It is a 1987
XLT150, 5.0 with a C6. Can the change
be done and what year motors can I use.
Do I need to use a different puter. Does
the suspension have to be beefed up?
Has anyone out there did this before?
If so, let me know if it is worth it and
what has to be done. The info is very
much appreciated.



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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 20:09:31 EST
From: RQTHOMSON aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 460 swap

It's a different bolt pattern on the bell housing for starters.
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Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 17:45:50 -0800
From: Bob Kennedy
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear end ID help.

Looks like the mighty Ford 10.25"

Bob


Ken Woods wrote:

> What differential is shown in this picture??
>
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.kens.com/truckpics/what_diff.jpg
>
> I thought it might have been a Dana 60, but there's an extra bolt hole (at
> the bottom)
>
> Thoughts?
>
> --
> Ken Woods
> kwoods kens.com
>
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Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 00:29:08 -0500
From: Rich
Subject: FTE 80-96 - re: C9 axle ratio

Hey Smeck and the rest of the group,
follow the link below that I have found for drivetrain codes. It alos
has your C9 in there.
Rich
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://gateway1.uvic.ca/staff/mponsford/ford_trucks_info/fseries/88codes.html
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Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 00:35:23 -0600
From: "Webdoc"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Re: Interval Wiper Switch and Radio Removal

John, thanks for the tip. Used a 1/8 in. dia piece of brass brazing rod to
fab the tool, it worked great.
Come on guys, someone out there has taken that wiper switch apart. Let us
in on your secret!


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