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80-96-list Digest Fri, 18 Feb 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 011

In This Issue:
Re: Front LSD and Manual Hubs
Re: new bed!!!!!
Re: Subject: TFI-IV Ignition Timing and More
Re: Front LSD and Manual Hubs
Re: new bed!!!!!
Re: Subject: TFI-IV Ignition Timing and More
My Miserable Mileage

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Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 14:28:59 -0800
Subject: Re: Front LSD and Manual Hubs
From: Joan and Walt Posluszny home.com>

I don't have any problems driving mine but I have good old fashioned manual
hubs. When their disconnected you can't tell any difference. Only when the
hubs and or transfer case is locked. You can change out your auto hubs for
manual hubs and keep the LSD which I personally think is a good idea.

The dealer is a bonehead for suggesting removing the LSD, he is proving to
you that he doesn't understand his product or other intelligent options that
let you maintain flexibility. Walt
>
> From: "Chapman, David P" unisys.com>
> Subject: Re: 4wd Front Axle Problem
> Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 08:34:12 -0500
>
> Sounds to me like you have a limited slip front differential. I had a 95
> F150 with it, and it drove the same way. My dealer told me that's how they
> handle and the only way to fix it was to remove the limited slip.
>
> Dave
> 95 Bronco


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From: "Bob Berto" somerset-nj.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 18:12:58 +500
Subject: Re: new bed!!!!!

>I an in need of a new bed and tail gate. I have a 87 f-150 and
>Chris

This sort of post is best when you disclose your location
and your willingness (distance) to travel since the item desired is rather large
(read: expensive) to ship.

If I have one in New Jersey and don't want to deliver it and you say you are
in Alabama and will travel 250 miles, I won't reply ....

Understand how it works ?

Without those details, people in British Columbia may reply -
wasting everyone's time.

Thanks.

Bob Berto, Somerset NJ

P.S. I don't have a bed available.

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From: "D. Grim" netwurx.net>
Subject: Re: Subject: TFI-IV Ignition Timing and More
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 19:01:10 -0600

I went to an MSD unit in my '90 F-150 with the six in a row. The install
was quick and easy. I got the extra Ford wiring harness for the coil, just
unplug and plug in. The hardest part was finding a place to mount the MSD
unit that I was really ok with. It ended up on the right hand side of the
inner fender close to the hood hinge. Seems ok there.

This whole project was aimed at improving gas mileage. The jury is still
out o this issue. The MSD seems to have magnified other weak points in the
inanition secondary which I am working my way through. Plugs are an issue I
believe can be capitalized on with this engine since they reach so deep into
the combustion chamber. I could do 20 mpg pre-MSD so a 5% increase would
give me 21. I don't think that's to much to expect. The Shell station that I
own stock in just went up to $1.49 so every little bit will help.

Dennis Grim
Kenosha, WI


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From: "Chapman, David P" unisys.com>
Subject: Re: Front LSD and Manual Hubs
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 20:25:39 -0500

Walt - Sorry to be unclear. Manual vs. auto hubs makes no difference in how
the limited slip affects the steering. If the hubs are locked, the steering
is harder. If they are unlocked, steering is normal. And it doesn't matter
if the transfer case is engaged or not. Here's what happens. With the hubs
locked, you turn the steering wheel, each wheel travels at a different speed
and the limited slip try's to keep the wheels at the same speed. This in
turn causes the steering to feel like it wants to return to the straight
ahead position - thus requiring more effort to turn it. And no, the dealer
didn't suggest removing the limited slip, he was just noting that the harder
steering is normal with it.

Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: Joan and Walt Posluszny [mailto:redstone home.com]
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2000 5:29 PM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [80-96-list] Re: Front LSD and Manual Hubs


I don't have any problems driving mine but I have good old fashioned manual
hubs. When their disconnected you can't tell any difference. Only when the
hubs and or transfer case is locked. You can change out your auto hubs for
manual hubs and keep the LSD which I personally think is a good idea.

The dealer is a bonehead for suggesting removing the LSD, he is proving to
you that he doesn't understand his product or other intelligent options that
let you maintain flexibility. Walt
>
> From: "Chapman, David P" unisys.com>
> Subject: Re: 4wd Front Axle Problem
> Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 08:34:12 -0500
>
> Sounds to me like you have a limited slip front differential. I had a 95
> F150 with it, and it drove the same way. My dealer told me that's how
they
> handle and the only way to fix it was to remove the limited slip.
>
> Dave
> 95 Bronco

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Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 22:07:20 -0800
From: Chris McKinnon cnx.net>
Subject: Re: new bed!!!!!

>This sort of post is best when you disclose your location
>and your willingness (distance) to travel since the item desired is rather
large
>(read: expensive) to ship.
>
>If I have one in New Jersey and don't want to deliver it and you say you are
>in Alabama and will travel 250 miles, I won't reply ....
>
>Understand how it works ?
>
>Without those details, people in British Columbia may reply -
>wasting everyone's time.
>
>Thanks.
>
>Bob Berto, Somerset NJ
>
>P.S. I don't have a bed available.

Well if anyone in BC want to sell a box my 84 F150 longbox could use
replacement...
Chris



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From: "Tony & Chris Phaneuf" home.com>
Subject: Re: Subject: TFI-IV Ignition Timing and More
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 12:02:03 -0800

If you have any more info or pictures of the install, digital or scanned in,
I would be interested in seeing them.
I have a 90 F-150 XLT with the same motor. I have roughly 150.000 miles on
the motor, my speedo is off due
to four inch lift with 35 inch BFG All terrains. I get about 17 MPG and
have the same monetary reason for trying to increase
that. My e-maill address is aphaneuf home.com
Thanks in advance........

Tony P.

-----Original Message-----
From: D. Grim netwurx.net>
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com <80-96-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Friday, February 18, 2000 5:05 PM
Subject: [80-96-list] Re: Subject: TFI-IV Ignition Timing and More


> I went to an MSD unit in my '90 F-150 with the six in a row. The
install
>was quick and easy. I got the extra Ford wiring harness for the coil, just
>unplug and plug in. The hardest part was finding a place to mount the MSD
>unit that I was really ok with. It ended up on the right hand side of the
>inner fender close to the hood hinge. Seems ok there.
>
> This whole project was aimed at improving gas mileage. The jury is
still
>out o this issue. The MSD seems to have magnified other weak points in the
>inanition secondary which I am working my way through. Plugs are an issue I
>believe can be capitalized on with this engine since they reach so deep
into
>the combustion chamber. I could do 20 mpg pre-MSD so a 5% increase would
>give me 21. I don't think that's to much to expect. The Shell station that
I
>own stock in just went up to $1.49 so every little bit will help.
>
>Dennis Grim
>Kenosha, WI
>
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>the words "unsubscribe 80-96-list" in the body of the
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>


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From: "Michael Leonard" hotmail.com>
Subject: My Miserable Mileage
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 15:43:47 PST


As far as gas mileage goes, I know we don't expect a heck of a lot from our
trucks. My own boy, however, has been disappointing me of late. I have a
1986 5.0 L F-150 delivering a whopping 9.5 miles per gallon. The engine
only has about 65K miles and I seem to recall a time when it gave me a more
impressive 16ish mpg's. There are no apparent symptoms of poor engine
performance - it runs as well as it ever has. Recent upgrades include only a
new fuel filter and PCV valve. So here's what I'm hoping: That someone
else out there with a comparable vehicle can let me know their mileage so I
can figure out whether or not something is truly amiss here. Thanks!!!

Mike
Sacramento, CA

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