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80-96-list-digest Friday, December 17 1999 Volume 03 : Number 356



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In this issue:

FTE 80-96 - warner T-18 Shifter prob
FTE 80-96 - FTE: 80-96 4WD and mileage
FTE 80-96 - vynil dye
FTE 80-96 - RE: 5 ways my truck has changed my life
Re: FTE 80-96 - warner T-18 Shifter prob
Re: FTE 80-96 - glasspack
Re: FTE 80-96 - Excessive crankcase pressure

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Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 08:56:46 -0600
From: "PHILLIP P. GUIDRY"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - warner T-18 Shifter prob

>Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 04:56:59 -0500
>From: "The Lublin Family"
>Subject: FTE 80-96 - Warner T-18 shifter problems
>Is this one of
>those deals where I have to replace the transmission top cover and even >the
>shift tower as well? Can this existing shifter be fixed? Anybody >have a
>shift tower laying around for a Warner T-18 4 speed?

I too have heard of the complete cover w/ shift lever needing
replacement on some models. You're action of remedy is two fold; (1) If
you trust your FORD dealer parts person to verify that only the shift
lever or better yet,just the nylon insert at the bottom of it is still
available by itself ; (2) get a used part from a wrecking yard or even
on the web as I have seen several places starting to offer recycled
parts.
Here is the address to one drivtrain place I found.
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://drivetrain.com/
good luck,
Phillip
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Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 08:08:26 -0800
From: "Dennis"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - FTE: 80-96 4WD and mileage

This is a two part posting.
1. Is there anything wrong with leaving your hubs engaged during the winter?
2. 89' F250 ext cab long box 4WD 351W C6, stock size 16" tires, fuel
injected. 68000 original miles. Around town I am getting 10mpg, is this
excessivelly low?


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Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 08:20:25 -0800
From: "S.Harkema"
Subject: FTE 80-96 - vynil dye

I used Mar-Hyde vinyl dye on the visors door pamels and dash in my 76.
6 years later they still look great.I bought my Mar-Hyde at a auto paint
supply store,but Pep Boys now carries it.
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Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 12:11:08 -0500
From: Paul M Radecki
Subject: FTE 80-96 - RE: 5 ways my truck has changed my life

Well, that was fun. Here are 5 more:

6. Whenever someone has to move something heavy, you get a new best
friend.

7. Whenever someone gets stuck in the mud or snow, you get a new best
friend.

8. You can drive to places like gun shows, lumber yards, and very small
towns without feeling like "yew ain't from 'round heer...".

9. You become very easy to buy X-mas presents for. (Oooo... "Yosemite
Sam" mudflaps! Thanks, Grandma...)

10. You receive more email from FTE than one person can possibly read!

Cheers!

lordjanusz juno.com
'94 F150
'73 F100
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Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 11:14:51 -0600
From: "Steve Schmeckpeper"
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - warner T-18 Shifter prob

Here's a couple more sources for T-18 partz
Smeck
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.alltransparts.com/
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.gearmart.com/
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.truckparts.com/


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From: PHILLIP P. GUIDRY
To:
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 1999 8:56 AM
Subject: FTE 80-96 - warner T-18 Shifter prob


> >Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 04:56:59 -0500
> >From: "The Lublin Family"
> >Subject: FTE 80-96 - Warner T-18 shifter problems
> >Is this one of
> >those deals where I have to replace the transmission top cover and even
>the
> >shift tower as well? Can this existing shifter be fixed? Anybody
>have a
> >shift tower laying around for a Warner T-18 4 speed?
>
> I too have heard of the complete cover w/ shift lever needing
> replacement on some models. You're action of remedy is two fold; (1) If
> you trust your FORD dealer parts person to verify that only the shift
> lever or better yet,just the nylon insert at the bottom of it is still
> available by itself ; (2) get a used part from a wrecking yard or even
> on the web as I have seen several places starting to offer recycled
> parts.
> Here is the address to one drivtrain place I found.
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://drivetrain.com/
> good luck,
> Phillip
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Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 15:23:27 EST
From: FULSZBRONC aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - glasspack

> >Well if u just wanted it louder, i'm still wondering wouldn't it have been
> >easier to put in a straight pipe instead of the glasspack and then u
> >wouldn't have had to go to the trouble of breaking the glass out of it? i
> >mean fiberglass. (thanx for the correction blake) Or is their other things
> >that will change the exhaust tone in it.(not the know-it-all i wish i
was).
> >

Now I may be wrong here, but I had always thought ''breaking the glass'' in
glass pack mufflers was just an old wives tale. I'll have to admit I never
tried it myself. In the 60's we used to take perfectly good mufflers, cut
them open, hollow them out then weld them back together. That way, when we
went in for the semi-annual safety inspection or got pulled over for loud
exhaust, it was hard to pin anything on us.... after all, it LOOKED like we
had the required mufflers installed. What we did when we wanted to quiet
down our noise a little without adding to the back-pressure was to run
capped-off dummy exhaust pipes -teed off before the muffler and running 2/3
of the way to the rear along side the frame rail. These pipes, along with a
cross-over pipe, acted as dampening chambers taking out the harshness of
the exhaust pulses. Driving around taking it easy produced a mellow throaty
tone that was truly sweet, but stab the throttle and start building RPM
and....well....even the county sheriff sitting inside the local Winchell's
stuffing himself with doughnuts could tell we were running straight pipes.
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Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 17:50:55 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Excessive crankcase pressure

>blake little-mountain.com writes:
>
> much spark advance and too much cylinder pressure due to a too mild cam.
> This obviously caused massive blowby. Blake >>
>
>
>How does too much cylinder pressure cause a burned piston? and how does a
>cam cause excessive cylinder pressure?
>I thought holes in pistons mostly were caused by incorrect ignition timing
>and/or lean air/fuel mixtures (i.e. vacuum leaks). Incorrect cam selection
>can be a factor in piston wear?
>
>Alex
>

I do not know physically how too much cylinder pressure causes a burned
piston. I just know it can. Now a diesel is designed for a lot more
cylinder pressure, but that is why everything is built so much heavier.

Cams are designed to time the valve events in relation to the position of
the piston, and to the speed of the piston and incoming air/fuel mixture. A
longer duration cam keeps the valves open longer to take advantage of the
velocity of the air/fuel mixture at high speeds. The mixture keeps moving
even after the piston has stopped sucking it in. The longer duration cam
decreases combustion chamber pressure, thereby requiring higher compression
pistons to make up the difference.

But if you use higher compression pistons with a milder cam, you may create
too high of a cylinder pressure.

I know this is confusing, but I learned this from a professional engine
building friend and my grandfather who was an engineer for the Cleveland
Tractor Company and designed engines.

I am sure you can find someone to describe this better than I did.


Blake
Little Mountain
Concord, Ohio
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