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80-96-list-digest Tuesday, December 14 1999 Volume 03 : Number 353



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - 94 F-250 Diesel glow plug problem
FTE 80-96 - Re:Gas Mileage
Re: FTE 80-96 - 1989 F350 Crew Cab
Re: FTE 80-96 - new to list, probs with trucks
RE: FTE 80-96 - Here We Go Again
RE: FTE 80-96 - Rear Wheel HP
Re: FTE 80-96 - glasspack /cobra cb - 87 ranger
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:Gas Mileage
[none]
Re: FTE 80-96 - Here We Go Again
FTE 80-96 - Too Much Power...
Re: FTE 80-96 - glasspack /cobra cb - 87 ranger
FTE 80-96 - New List Member
Re: FTE 80-96 - Cleaning an EGR Valve
Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear Wheel HP
FTE 80-96 - Hello OZ members!!
FTE 80-96 - F150 swap
Re: FTE 80-96 - F150 swap
FTE 80-96 - glasspack /cobra cb - 87 ranger
Re: FTE 80-96 - F150 swap
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:Gas Mileage
Re: FTE 80-96 - Grandpa's Remedies
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:Gas Mileage
Re: FTE 80-96 - glasspack /cobra cb - 87 ranger
Re: FTE 80-96 - U-joint replacement
RE: FTE 80-96 - Front-mounted 2" receiver mounted
RE: FTE 80-96 - Landing lights
Re: FTE 80-96 - Landing lights
Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:Gas Mileage

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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 12:37:24 +0100
From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Bj=F8rnar_Huse?=
Subject: FTE 80-96 - 94 F-250 Diesel glow plug problem

Paul wrote:
>I have a 1994 F-250 Diesel with no turbo. last winter the "wait to start"
>light started going off in 2 or 3 seconds and not heating up the glow
plugs.

One or two bad glowplugs may make the relay trigger the wrong period. Unplug
the lead from one glowplug at a time and check with a multimeter/voltmeter
hooked directly to your battery. Each glowplug should read close to 12
volts. Change the bad ones and you should be fine.

Bjørnar Huse
N-6012 Ålesund, Norway
Tel. 70 10 24 30, fax 70 10 24 31
1990 Ford E-250 Club Wagon 7.3idi
1994 Ford Escort 1.3i
1947 Studebaker M-15
2000 Ford Excursion on Order

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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 07:35:18 EST
From: BanksRVA aol.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Re:Gas Mileage

Anyone know what kind of gas mileage I should be
getting with an 82 300 I-6?
Thanks,
Joe
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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 06:49:02 -0600
From: "Steve Schmeckpeper"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - 1989 F350 Crew Cab

Jim, Check the driver's side door or pillar for the "Vehicle Data Code
Sticker"
All the info your looking for is on that sticker 8^>
Smeck

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Cross

> How can I find out what options/specs the vehicle has like rear end ratio
> trans gears,paint color.


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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 07:19:22 -0600
From: "Steve Schmeckpeper"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - new to list, probs with trucks

I just paid $275 for one. Had it made by local driveshaft shop. If my memory
serves me right, the Ford dealer wanted ~ $450.
Smeck

- ----- Original Message -----
From: michael lopez

The driveshaft decided it didn't want to do its job anymore and snapped off
> while i was driving it,(took it off threw it in 4hi and limped home) will
> any auto parts stores carry them? And how expen are they?

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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 11:08:49 -0500
From: "Kevin Reed"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Here We Go Again

Sounds like your temp. sending unit. (The one for the ECU, not for the dash
gauge). If the ECU doesn't receive a signal from this it will make up
values simply by guesswork. Usually it will also turn on the check engine
light. In this case it will assume the engine is always warm. It would be
like starting an old car without pulling on the manual choke first.

More than likely the sending unit is bad, and it is sending values, just
wrong ones. In this case you wouldn't get a check engine light, and it
would still run like....you know!

You can test it if you have an ohm meter and a repair manual. If it's cheap
enough I'd just replace it.

Texas would be nice right about now.

Kevin Reed
86 F150 302

Ontario, Canada
Snowing & Cold!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-80-96-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Michael McCarthy
> Sent: Saturday, December 11, 1999 6:02 AM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 80-96 - Here We Go Again
>
>
> OK, folks, the cold weather is upon us up North here and my '85
> F-150 I6-300
> becomes a different truck. I screwed with the thing all summer and got it
> running very nicely. Now the cold weather comes and I have a "new" truck.
> Unfortunately, not a very well running "new" truck. I fact it runs
> like.....never mind. Here are some of the characteristics.
>
> 1) A loss of power. (can't afford a loss of power on an I-6 300 as you all
> know)
> 2) Very rough idle when first started. (sounds, and feels, like it is
> running on 2-3 cylinders)
> 3) Can't be running correctly after warm up. (I can't identify anything
> specific but it doesn't "feel" right)
> 3) No fast idle on start up. (the computer doesn't seem to be checking the
> ability to advance the timing)
> 4) Stalling (stalled out as I was making a left turn in front of oncoming
> traffic. I didn't need that.)
>
> There are other operating idiosyncrasies but these are the main
> issues. I am
> not looking forward to busting my knuckles working on this *# % thing in
> 30-40 degree weather, but it is aggravating the devil out of me and I have
> to do something. My wife and dog insist that I do something about
> it to get
> me back in a good mood. I thought of moving back to Texas but that just
> isn't practical at this moment, even if the wife and dog are willing. Any
> ideas, short of trashing my truck, are welcome.
>
> Michael McCarthy
> Export, PA
>
>
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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 08:41:38 -0800
From: Eric Sneed
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Rear Wheel HP

So then what is the rear wheel horsepower of a 89 F150 ?

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Bryan [SMTP:rbryan netgate.net]
Sent: Friday, December 10, 1999 4:46 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear Wheel HP

That assumption is wrong. Net horsepower is hp produced at the crank
"as
installed" in the vehicle...that means that it has a complete stock
intake
and exhaust system and the belt driven accessories are driven. Gross
hp is
hp measured at the crank without an exhaust system, an air cleaner,
and the
belt driven accessories are disconnected. Manufacturers made the
switch from
gross to net hp around 1973. This is why cars from say the 60's have
such
wildly inflated hp numbers looked at today.

FWIW, an EFI 4.9 circa 1989 puts out 145hp at the crank, not at the
rear
wheels.

Rob

> I hear ya on that one my 89 FI 300 is rated at 145 rhp. I would
love to have
> an additional 40-50 rhp! By the way I think that net hp is a rated
at the
> rear wheels and gross hp is rated at the flywheel. This would be
due to the
> tranny and rear end taking their share of hp.

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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 12:20:38 EST
From: MRStace84 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - glasspack /cobra cb - 87 ranger

I

>problem. i don't know where to mount the cb. there is not enough room to
>mount it near the steering wheel; and even if i did mount it there, then i
>could not get the mic off the cb because of the short space. any ideas on
>where i should put it?? >>

In the 87 Ranger I had, I mounted the CB right in the middle of the cab under
the ashtray. I'm thinking I back out one the the bolts that was down there
and used it to hold the bracket for my CB. I don't remeber exactly and I
sold that truck about a year and a half ago.

Stacy

84 F150 4x4
98 Ranger XLT 4x4
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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 12:24:24 EST
From: MRStace84 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:Gas Mileage

In a message dated 12/13/99 7:40:15 AM Eastern Standard Time,
BanksRVA aol.com writes:


getting with an 82 300 I-6?
Thanks,
Joe >>

In my 84 300 I-6 C6 tranny and 3.55 gears, the best I ever rember getting was
14 mpg. I haven't checked it in a while though.

Stacy
84 F150 4x4
98 Ranger XLT 4x4
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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 09:37:31 -0800
From: Eric Sneed
Subject: [none]

Anybody know the weight of a 89 f150 4x4 shortbed standard cab with a 4sp
and a 300 L6?

TIA
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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 12:30:40 CST
From: "ben gerhold"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Here We Go Again

What you need to do first is run a compression test. If you lost
compression is any cylinders, its probably a blown head gasket or a cracked
head. If the compression test does not reveal anything, then check for a
vacuum leak, or see if any lines are hooked up wrong. If you can't find
anything put it in the shop and for like $50 bucks they'll tell you whats
wrong.

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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 06:49:54 +1100
From: les williams
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Too Much Power...

Hi Wayne ,
Yes, the adventures in your truck have not gone un-noticed. I checked
out your
site and it appears we share a few common components. One of the big
problems is,
the scene is a little different down here and the use of 'juice' is
considered to
be doping. That is the main reason our Mr. V. Bray has lost the door
slammer tin
top world record, back to USA. He is not allowed to use the 'Juice'.
Well, not as
much as you are allowed under your rules.
I just want to see them to do a dope test on LPG - I'll just take a
sample out of
this tank... Damn it, it disappeared!! I'll try that again, Hey Dick,
Have you got
a match, I can't see a damn thing under here!! ...End of dope test. ...
End of
Dope Tester. Oh and by the way, you can 'spike' LPG. Use Genuine 110
octane
Propane, this is relevant in OZ. What does 'Happy Gas' look like ?
Hmmmm.

Street Racers Rule #3: Don't run it, till you know Exactly whats in it.
... and I'm still having fun.... in a Ford.

regards

Les
Lost in the Land of OZ


FLR150 aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 12/9/99 5:16:31 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> lesw cyber.net.au writes:
>
>
> Much
> Power'. >>
> Les,
> Oh brother don't I know it. I took my 5.0 l from the mediocre at best 185
> rear wheel HP to a whopping 300 rwhp monster. I have pushed my 5200 LB
> Flareside Supercab to a best of 14.4 98mph, with mostly "bolt-ons" and some
> good tuning, not to mention a little bit of the "juice". And as an incurable
> street racer(out every Friday and Saturday unless it rains), I make my share
> of the sucker money, do to the "Work Truck" look. Have a look at my site and
> tell me what you think. Wa
> yne's Flareside/Ford Welcome Page. I am still in the process of updating
> my site to include all my new mods and PICS...but it will be all updated
> soon. I have asked a LOT of questions and built my combo slowly and steadily
> to make sure it was right.
> Anyway....enough of my rambling
> Later
> Wayne Foy
> '94 Flareside SC
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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 14:53:59 EST
From: Kbeverwein aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - glasspack /cobra cb - 87 ranger

in regards to the CB, when I owned my 89 I mounted under the dash, you might have to make a braket to mount
it. I vagly remember how little room there is on them.
On my 99 F250 I made a special bracket that mounts to the hump and lower edge of dash, this mounts my cobra
29LTD. Sits almost vertically.

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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 15:33:03 -0500
From: "The Lublin Family"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - New List Member

Hello All:

I just signed up for the list yesterday... I have 3 Fords..a '82 F-250 4X4
with the.....Yep you guessed it! 300 six! and 4 speed..I also have 2, 1984
Ford 1/2 ton Cargo Vans with 300 sixes and automatics. Any other Michigan
Folks on the list here?

Chris "Lube" Lublin
lublin tir.com
1962 Rambler Classic
1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon
1971 Plymouth Satellite Wagon
1979 Dodge Ramcharger
1979 Dodge 1/2 ton flatbed
1982 Ford F-250 4X4
1984 Dodge D-100
and 2 1984 Ford E-150 Cargo Vans

Motor City Repair and Salvage
Lapeer MI USA

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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 13:33:25 -0800
From: Mark Ponsford
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Cleaning an EGR Valve

>I need to remove and clean my EGR valve. Are there any pointers or quick
>tips that anyone can pass on? As in: any difficulty removing the valve,
>what type of cleaner can be used?
>I would also like to pass on some information. Recently my fuel mileage
>went to crap (from 14 to 9 mpg), I also had some pinging that I had never
>heard before. My computer codes told me the MAP sensor was reading out of
>range. (Code 22) I swapped in a different MAP sensor and all seems to be
>well. No more pinging, I won't know about the fuel mileage until I fill the
>tank, and no more code 22. Now I just have a code 52, EVP sensor not
>functioning right. So I thought I would clean the EGR valve and see if it
>would help. Any information that I can get from the infinite wisdom of this
>group would be greatly appreciated (blatently sucking up to get some info).
>By the way, I'm working on a '89 F250 4x4 w/ 5.0l.
>TIA
>Roger
>lanero excite.com
>
>"Accomplishing the impossible only means the boss will add it to your
>regular duties."

My MAP went on my 88' 302. This thing really has a significant impact on
engine operation.

When I had the MAP replaced, I too had a EVP code in the computer. Asked
the mechanic about it and he said that it's nothing to worry about. Said
something about it being a 'red herring'.



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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 14:08:56 -0800
From: Rob Bryan
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear Wheel HP

It all depends on the vehicle (tire size, gear ratio, etc). You have to put
it on a chassis dynamometer to find out as the manufacturers generally do
not measure or publish these numbers.

> From: Eric Sneed
> Reply-To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 08:41:38 -0800
> To: "'80-96-list ford-trucks.com'"
> Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Rear Wheel HP
>
> So then what is the rear wheel horsepower of a 89 F150 ?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Bryan [SMTP:rbryan netgate.net]
> Sent: Friday, December 10, 1999 4:46 PM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Rear Wheel HP
>
> That assumption is wrong. Net horsepower is hp produced at the crank
> "as
> installed" in the vehicle...that means that it has a complete stock
> intake
> and exhaust system and the belt driven accessories are driven. Gross
> hp is
> hp measured at the crank without an exhaust system, an air cleaner,
> and the
> belt driven accessories are disconnected. Manufacturers made the
> switch from
> gross to net hp around 1973. This is why cars from say the 60's have
> such
> wildly inflated hp numbers looked at today.
>
> FWIW, an EFI 4.9 circa 1989 puts out 145hp at the crank, not at the
> rear
> wheels.
>
> Rob
>
>> I hear ya on that one my 89 FI 300 is rated at 145 rhp. I would
> love to have
>> an additional 40-50 rhp! By the way I think that net hp is a rated
> at the
>> rear wheels and gross hp is rated at the flywheel. This would be
> due to the
>> tranny and rear end taking their share of hp.
>
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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 16:48:37 -0700
From: Fred Moreno
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Hello OZ members!!

Les wrote;

Hi All,
The use of dual LPG & EFI seems to add a whole lot of complexity to
the
conversion. This is a situation I have tried to stay out of. I think
the fancy
foot work required to make sure the fuel injectors don't foul up
leaves a bit
to be desired, and God only knows they seem to be quite capable of
fouling up by
themselves on petrol only.

Phred replies;

Yeah, you got that right. Imagine a fuel injector rail full of gasoline at
40 psi on top of an running engine for a few hours. Hot restarts all day
long. Thank god the gasoline recirculates through the tank. This is why I
will start my truck on gasoline occasionally to flow the injector for a
minute or so. But I don't know if I have a gummed up injector, but over the
week-end I ran two tanks of petrol. I did noticed that my oxygen sensor
still shows cross-counts fine on gasoline under all driving conditions
except under heavy load where I would not want to see these cross-counts. So
I guess my injectors are good. BTW, I just remembered that I still have the
factory fuel filter with +163K miles!!!

I do believe this is one reason the EL and now UA Falcon, as used by
the Sydney
taxi fleet are converting to solo LPG fuel.
The problem of upper cylinder lube has me in a quandary. No, I don't
use one,
and how will it handle the new smog laws. Since Phred has an entire
R & D dept.
to play in, ( Yeah, Sure I'm jealous!! ) he may comment, but my
feeling is, as
long as the engine is 'really' built for ULP fuel use, it should be
OK.(Is the
truck assembly line really the dumping place for excess stock and
end of
component runs?). You should already have hardened valve seat
inserts, the
'mickey mouse' guides & valves.

Phred replies;

With propane fuel systems the hardened valve seats are not an option,
because if you don't have them now, you will soon, especially if your timing
is retarded when using propane. Most modern engines have seats that work
well with propane as long as the engine's fuel delivery is managing well.

If the cylinder heads are wearing, it gives you
the 'opportunity' to replace, with 'the good gear'. I can't speak
for Cairns, up
there in the 'permanent sunshine' but down here, anybody doing
serious head work
in Sydney, now knows their way around LPG heads, They can't afford
to knock back
the business, or do a shoddy job. It's not the 'Black Art' it used
to be and
certainly anybody doing performance head work should have no
worries.


I have not really tried hard to calculate M.P.G. or K.P.L.,
Remember, I'm an
un-repentant street racer, and that keeps stuffing the figures, but
thru the
F100 Club, I'm fairly certain solo propane trucks are claiming 5's
on
Propane.These people are obviously far more sensible than I.

We have a new project starting real soon now, a '91 F150, tossing
out the 351w
and installing a 460bb, on solo Propane. The delivery system will be
dual 800cfm
mixers, on a Weiand dual quad manifold, and more than likely 2
vaporizers per
mixer.

Phred replies;

Hey you don't need 4 vaporizers on this application!!!
My partner has a '98 GM 454 Crew Cab 4X4 with two IMPCO 425 mixers being
supplied by one Model E vaporizer and I have personally driven this truck
turning close to 4000 RPM (okay so I WAS driving a GM, but look, I was
trying to break it!) Never once did this engine go lean when our fuel
controller and his system was set-up to stay rich under medium to heavy
load.
And your OHG (Over-the-Hill-Gang) vaporizer flows better than IMPCO or
Nolff. One vaporizer for each one of your mixers is more than adequate.
Don't tell me you anticipate going lean with only two vaporizers supplying
the fuel even with a big block 460. And Skippy the Kangaroo was just an
overfed Texas Jackrabbit with an attitude.

Lucky this is going into a truck, space wise. It is going to be
used to
haul a speed boat, along with all the baggage that seems to be
needed in that
sport(?).
The Engineers Certificate for compliance will be about $200, after
working thru
the long check list of things to do: ( Alex - After the thread about
modifications & what can you do, I'll get in first.) ;-))

regards

Les
Lost in the Land of OZ


Jose & Susan Ozorio wrote:

> Hi from the land downunder.
> I have a '90 F150 XLT 4x4 (351w EFI) (C6 Auto) with dual fuel
installed. By
> my calculations I am getting 5.5 Km/L on ULP and 4.3 Km/L on LPG.
Power is
> also down somewhat on gas, although I really only notice the
difference at
> highway speeds when in the hills. The vehicle is fitted with
35x12.5x15 BFG
> AT's and is somewhat over geared for hills.

Phred replies;

Are you using the same timing curve for both fuels even though each fuel
has different characteristics? We have products that allow the usuage of the
factory timing curve for gasoline and generate a modified timing curve when
using propane. Are you using an IMPCO system or something similar? Excuse my
ignorance but what is ULP and LPG?

> Another item that needs to be addressed with a propane
installation is lack
> of lube for the valve guides when on gas. As the gas is so dry, an
upper
> cylinder lube injection unit should also be fitted.

Phred replies;

I am not sure about this issue, I will definetly look into it. Must call
the propane God's on this one...But over here in the US and Canada, I am not
familiar with this being an issue, not to claim I know it all.
But without the device you mention and 163K miles on my '95 5.0L and
thousands of other converted vehicles, I am not sure how critical this is.
Maybe this is something for Cheby engines instead?

One of these units
> meters UCL at an adjustable rate into the inlet manifold via one
of the
> vacuum ports. This serves the similar situation as adding fuel
additives /
> cleaners to the petrol tanks. Even though a UCL injection unit
will continue
> to add oil and lube the valves when on petrol, it wont clean the
injectors.

Phred asks;

How much did you pay for this device? I am interested in its performance and
claims. Do you have a connection where I could get information?
>
> Jose
>
> Cairns, Queensland Australia

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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 19:46:47 -0500 (EST)
From: DBblueboy webtv.net (Jerome Kelly)
Subject: FTE 80-96 - F150 swap

I need a 302 for my 1987. It has a C6 and has been a good truck. Some
people tell
me not to use a mustang or other car motor in the truck. I can get some
good
deals on these motors and they have more horsepower. It is
Christmas time
and my funds are low. I need to get my
truck fixed. Can someone tell me if they
work ok in trucks and what years I can use. Thanks for all the help I
have gotten
in here this past year.



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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 19:52:47 -0600 (CST)
From: Michael Whities
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - F150 swap

> Thanks for all the help I have gotten in here this past year.

hehe This should be a "Help" mailing list. Not a "discussion" mailing
list. Or is it already considered one. :P

Michael

Michael D. Whities
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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 18:15:51 PST
From: 2insane excite.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - glasspack /cobra cb - 87 ranger

I mounted my cb under the dash right next to the fuse panel. I just had
enough room to do it and then put the mic holder on the side of the dash.
cord hangs down by transfer case stick but can still throw it in 4hi easy
and go to 4low too.

Might I ask why you want to break the glass on your glasspack? Isn't that
the purpose of having a glasspack or are you trying to get the "muffling"
part out of it? if so u might as well as welded up a pipe and had it
straightpiped. that's what i did when i took my stock muffler out.




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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 21:56:44 EST
From: FLR150 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - F150 swap

In a message dated 12/13/99 7:53:17 PM Eastern Standard Time,
DBblueboy webtv.net writes:


people tell
me not to use a mustang or other car motor in the truck. I can get some
good
deals on these motors and they have more horsepower. It is
Christmas time
and my funds are low. I need to get my
truck fixed. Can someone tell me if they
work ok in trucks and what years I can use. Thanks for all the help I
have gotten
in here this past year. >>
Jerome,
I believe that most of the people telling you this are hoping you wont buy a
ragged out young kids motor. Most of the car 5.0/302 have been run to their
limits . If you DID get one of those motors, I would make sure that you have
some extra money sitting around for a slight "massage" of the seals and
bearings. Basically a massage means that you replace all the bearings, rings
and seals without any actual machine or hard parts replacement.
Just my .02
Later
Wayne Foy
'94 Flareside SC
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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 22:06:41 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:Gas Mileage

At 07:35 13/12/99 EST, you wrote:
>Anyone know what kind of gas mileage I should be
>getting with an 82 300 I-6?

The best I have ever gotten was 15.5 mpg on the highway at a steady 55
without the A/C on, but with windows rolled up (except drivers vent open).


Jim Cannon
Houston, TX "A Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton and a helluva' engineer!"
'80 Ford F-150 300 I-6 2WD '63 Buick Riviera 401 V-8
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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 22:08:05 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Grandpa's Remedies

At 00:29 13/12/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>Spraying a small stream of water into the carb or intake when under load
>>can help reduce knock (or pinging). This is old technology.
>>
>>Many people talk about doing it to remove carbon from combustion chambers,
>>but I have never seen documented proof (like pictures) that it works, only
>>stories. This is the first time I have heard hydrogen peroxide mentioned.
>>If anyone has an old engine that they are going to rebuild anyway, I'd sure
>>like them to run a test on it before pulling the heads!
>
>Are you talking about off-the-shelf H2O2, or the stuff the Germans used to
>burn in their rocket plains? That could make a difference.

The original peroxide post was not mine, so I do not know what chemical he
is talking about. I think water would work the same.


Jim Cannon
Houston, TX "A Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton and a helluva' engineer!"
'80 Ford F-150 300 I-6 2WD '63 Buick Riviera 401 V-8
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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 00:58:45 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Re:Gas Mileage

>At 07:35 13/12/99 EST, you wrote:
>>Anyone know what kind of gas mileage I should be
>>getting with an 82 300 I-6?
>
>The best I have ever gotten was 15.5 mpg on the highway at a steady 55
>without the A/C on, but with windows rolled up (except drivers vent open).
>

Our 86 F-150/300 got 17... but that was with a 4 speed BW and no A/C.


Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 00:56:47 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - glasspack /cobra cb - 87 ranger

>Might I ask why you want to break the glass on your glasspack? Isn't that
>the purpose of having a glasspack or are you trying to get the "muffling"
>part out of it? if so u might as well as welded up a pipe and had it
>straightpiped. that's what i did when i took my stock muffler out.

Glasspack mufflers have fiberglass in them. I don't understand what you
mean by trying to break the glass.


Blake
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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 01:02:18 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - U-joint replacement

>I can tell you how I used to do it. Place some wheel bearing grease in the
>cap first. Then 1 at a time put the needles back in using your small finger
>to align them. The grease will stick to them and hold them in place. When
>all the needles are in replace the cap on the U-joint. I usually use
>eletrician or friction tape to hold the caps on by wrapping it around all
>four caps until I get everything installed.
>

To keep the needles in the caps during installation, stick your thumb in
the cap and turn it. The needles will go to a slight diagonal angle and
kinda lock in. They are less likely to fall out this way.


Blake
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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 02:53:14 -0600
From: "Harris, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Front-mounted 2" receiver mounted

Back when I was a kid, my dad had a ball installed on the front of our
cabover camper rig. Mad it a lot easier to get that boat into the water on
those tricky ramps or into the backyard boat carport!

- -----Original Message-----
From: Michael J. Pasznik, Jr. [mailto:mjp exit109.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 9:24 AM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Front-mounted 2" receiver mounted


Guys,
Thanks for the advice a few weeks back on installing a 2" receiver on
the front of my F150. I was pretty certain I was going to get one even
before I posted the question about the pros and cons, and the responses I
got just reinforced my decision.
Since I'm not exactly handy with a welder (I've only used one once) I
decided to scrap the idea of making my own and check the aftermarket. I
like the look of the bumper on the truck, so I didn't want to replace that.
I found that Reese makes a really nice front-end receiver, and it even has
loops built into it for hooking up chains when I go to pull my buddy's D*dge
out of a stuck. As a bonus, it looks really mean on the front of the truck!
I found that if I take one of those pintle hook plates (or
"potato-mashers" as they call them at the local shop) I can bolt up just
about anything to it and have it mounted on the front of the truck, and
remove it silly-quick. The fishing pole racks get mounted, but that's all
that's in the plan at the moment.
Thanks again!
- -Mike


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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 03:01:49 -0600
From: "Harris, Scott"
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - Landing lights

Steve, not sure what part of Texas you were in, but here in the DFW area
you can check for aircraft supply stores around Addison airport or like
Meacham in Ft. Worth. Also do a web search for aircraft supply for another
source.....

- -----Original Message-----
From: Mark E Reimers [mailto:kb9odg.mark juno.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 1999 1:52 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Landing lights


Finding some housings is easy. Just get those tractor lights and use the
housing. It's the same size. I don't know if you can get just the
housing or not though.

- - Mark Reimers KB9ODG
'66 Bronco 170 I-6, 3-speed, 3.5" suspension lift, 3" body lift, 35"
tires ...
'87 F-150 XLT 4x2 300 I-6, 4-speed, two working fuel tanks!(finally)


> I've got a line on housings & will get back to the list with a
> source
> when I know they're available.
>
> Local NAPA stores (N.Texas) have not heard of landing lights...all
> they
> have are tractor lights. If anybody finds landing lights at NAPA,
> I'd
> appreciate hearing about it.
>
> HTH.
>
> steve in tx
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Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 04:17:58 -0500
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