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80-96-list Digest Mon, 12 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 112

In This Issue:
Re: Need help with tar stain removal
Re: One will One won't
Check engine light mostly always on
Stumle and engine dying
Stumble, lack of fuel? Me, too!
Re: Stumble, lack of fuel? Me, too!
New to list
Re: New to list
Re: New to list
Re: New to list
spits and sputters with ac on
Ignition switch acting "funny"
Tire Time (and Fuel Pump too?? It's noisy!!)
Re: VIN stuff
Re: spits and sputters with ac on
Re: Need help with tar stain removal
Re: Ignition switch acting "funny"
Re: Ignition switch acting "funny"
460 vapor lock?
Re: Tire Time (and Fuel Pump too?? It's noisy!!)
new tires
Re: new tires
Re: Need help with tar stain removal
Re: warm running 300
Re: warm running 300
I need a little help
Re: warm running 300
Re: VIN stuff
Re: 460 vapor lock?
Re: 460 vapor lock?
Drivetrain upgrades, please help!!
Proper Fuel Pressure

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From: IMATOOLMAN aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 11:40:33 EDT
Subject: Re: Need help with tar stain removal

I have a white clear coat that is 1 month old and it looks like tar has
sprayed on both rear fender flares,I tried tar and bug remover and it didn't
work at all.
The tar looks like stain splatters and looks like it actually soaked into the
paint (lil brown dots) Is there something safe to remove these stains?
I was going to try gas or kerosene to clean it and then wash it good was soap
and rewax it any ideas?
Need Help Tony
Thanks
This is my other car a Camaro SS Convertible with arctic white paint and
clear coated. My 1980 F 150 Custom 300 St. 6, is fine and still runs strong I
can't kill it Great Truck

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Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 09:39:26 -0600
From: Robert Hansen uwyo.edu>
Subject: Re: One will One won't

Sounds very familiar, my 87 F-250 4X4 with the carbed 460 did this very
regular. I drilled a 1/16 inch hole in the gas caps which helped a bunch.
The Denver Ford dealer also sells a piece that goes in front of the carb
that sort of t's the two gas lines together. It is a replacement for what
is already there, they claim that they have different size holes through
them. I have also found that the fuel filter must be changed about once a
year or it will restrict the flow and the 460 would stumble going up over
an 8500 foot pass. It just ran out of fuel.

I would get the stalls running on the rear tank and have to switch to the
front. It seemed like every time I was pulling a hill or passing is when
it happened, anytime I needed some extra power. I also could leave home at
5 in the morning and have no problem but when the temp outside reached
about 75 or 80 it would happen going down the interstate.

I would be interested in hearing about other fixes. This is a common
problem in the 3/4 ton 460 equipped trucks. Lets hear it folks!

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Schmiedekamp [SMTP:Larry.Schmiedekamp angelo.edu]
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 8:38 AM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [80-96-list] One will One won't

After sitting for about an hour it started and ran fine, but only on one
tank (the front one). We went to a gas station and filled the tank (it was
about 1/4 full) and bought some dry gas. We were able to make it home.
Once we were home I decided to experiment a little and would switch to the
rear tank and it would stall, almost immediately after switching to it. I
could hear the pump running so I know it has power to it (of course that
doesn't mean it's pumping at full capacity.) I could switch back to the
front tank and it would start and run fine. I tried this a couple times
and
had the same results. Finally I decided to let it sit. After about 3
hours
I went back to it and it would start and run on either tank.

Have any of you experienced similar problems or do you have any suggestions
for what I can check?


Chris

Just for grins, run this test again and remove the gas cap from the problem
tank. Might be a vacumn or venting problem.



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Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 11:49:14 -0400
From: Allen Baldwin sentex.ca>
Subject: Check engine light mostly always on

Gentlemen...had the local Ford dealer check the system but there was no
problem to be found. Is there a way I can reset this light to get it out
? Thanks Allen


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From: "Larry" ilhawaii.net>
Subject: Stumle and engine dying
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 07:04:33 -1000

< highway speeds (65-70) when trying to accelerate up hill. >>

Chris

When I had these symptoms on my 89 F-150 I found raw fuel in the charcoal
canister and a little more subtle, fuel was migrating from one tank to the
other w/o being selected. Replaced what Ford calls a fuel reservoir
hydraulic valve which switches tanks for you when selecting the other tank
on the dash ) seems they gum up on today's fuel.


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Date: 12 Jun 00 10:23:19 PDT
From: Tim Clevenger usa.net>
Subject: Stumble, lack of fuel? Me, too!

Hi Chris,

I'm having a similar issue with my '85 F250 460 4 sp., except mine usually
runs fine going up the hill, but at the stop sign at the top of the hill, it
will die and I'll have to roll it off to the side of the road and wait until
the next morning before it'll start. (Does it on flat ground, too.)
Switching tanks doesn't seem to help in my case (and in fact, caused it to die
once.)

Does anybody know if the '85 F250 with dual tanks uses electric or mechanical
fuel pumps? I have a dozen fuel filters left over from the previous owner, so
I imagine he was having the same problem. Are there in-tank filters on this
model that I need to check as well?

Thanks.

Tim

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From: "Chris Mahaffey" hotmail.com>
Subject: Stumble, Lack of fuel?
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 19:06:10 PDT

Hi everyone! I've been off the list for a while due to a job change, but
I'm back on the internet and just in time for the problems with my truck.



I changed the fuel filter the next morning and "hoped for the best." It
seemed to be running fine so I thought I had the problem licked. Well, I
was wrong. We hooked up to our boat and headed to the lake. We made it up
the biggest hill we had and it seemed to lack a little power but it didn't
stumble at all. Then we came to a smaller grade and it started acting up, I
tried switching tanks again and it didn't make a difference. We pulled into
a parking lot and after idling rough for about 30 sec. it stalled. I tried
to restart it but it wouldn't run.



Have any of you experienced similar problems or do you have any suggestions
for what I can check?

Thanks!
Chris


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Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 13:26:59 -0600
From: Robert Hansen uwyo.edu>
Subject: Re: Stumble, lack of fuel? Me, too!

I think I would try a new box that sits on the left inner fender panel. I
think your ignition is failing, and after it cools off it will run. The
auto parts store checked it a couple times and said it was good. I
replaced it and the problem went away.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Clevenger [SMTP:tclevengerusa.net]
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 11:23 AM
To: 80-96-listford-trucks.com
Subject: [80-96-list] Stumble, lack of fuel? Me, too!

Hi Chris,

I'm having a similar issue with my '85 F250 460 4 sp., except mine usually
runs fine going up the hill, but at the stop sign at the top of the hill,
it
will die and I'll have to roll it off to the side of the road and wait
until
the next morning before it'll start. (Does it on flat ground, too.)
Switching tanks doesn't seem to help in my case (and in fact, caused it to
die
once.)

Does anybody know if the '85 F250 with dual tanks uses electric or
mechanical
fuel pumps? I have a dozen fuel filters left over from the previous owner,
so
I imagine he was having the same problem. Are there in-tank filters on
this
model that I need to check as well?

Thanks.

Tim

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From: "Chris Mahaffey" hotmail.com>
Subject: Stumble, Lack of fuel?
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 19:06:10 PDT

Hi everyone! I've been off the list for a while due to a job change, but
I'm back on the internet and just in time for the problems with my truck.



I changed the fuel filter the next morning and "hoped for the best." It
seemed to be running fine so I thought I had the problem licked. Well, I
was wrong. We hooked up to our boat and headed to the lake. We made it up
the biggest hill we had and it seemed to lack a little power but it didn't
stumble at all. Then we came to a smaller grade and it started acting up,
I
tried switching tanks again and it didn't make a difference. We pulled
into
a parking lot and after idling rough for about 30 sec. it stalled. I tried
to restart it but it wouldn't run.



Have any of you experienced similar problems or do you have any suggestions
for what I can check?

Thanks!
Chris


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Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 15:59:22 -0400
Subject: New to list
From: chris hinckley juno.com>

Hello all,

My name is Chris Hinckley and I live in Middletown, DE.I'm new to this
list.

I own a heavily modified 92 Bronco, somewhat stock 95 F150 ext. cab 4X4,
and a 00 Excursion (diesel). I am a true blue ford fan. Anyhoot, I
thought I drop a line and introduce myself.

Thanks & cheers,
Chris H

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From: soffilercentraltools.com
Subject: Re: New to list
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 16:13:32 -0400

Welcome, Chris!

Steve Offiler
soffilercentraltools.com
'97 F250HD XL 4x4, 351, E40D, 4.10's

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> Hello all,
>
> My name is Chris Hinckley and I live in Middletown, DE.I'm new to this
> list.
>
> I own a heavily modified 92 Bronco, somewhat stock 95 F150
> ext. cab 4X4,
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> thought I drop a line and introduce myself.
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Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 16:30:01 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: New to list

At 03:59 PM 6/12/00 , you wrote:
>Hello all,
>
>My name is Chris Hinckley and I live in Middletown, DE.I'm new to this
>list.
>
>I own a heavily modified 92 Bronco, somewhat stock 95 F150 ext. cab 4X4,
>and a 00 Excursion (diesel). I am a true blue ford fan. Anyhoot, I
>thought I drop a line and introduce myself.
>
>Thanks & cheers,
>Chris H

Welcome aboard Chris.

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Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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From: FLR150aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 19:11:49 EDT
Subject: Re: New to list

In a message dated 6/12/00 4:09:35 PM Eastern Daylight Time, chink28juno.com
writes:

<< My name is Chris Hinckley and I live in Middletown, DE. I'm new to this
list. >>
Hey Chris,
I, like you, am a lurker/sometime poster on the SVT Lightning list. Welcome
to this list. This is about the same as the L list. We are all pretty full of
info (sometimes BS) and we help each other a LOT. We have several techno
heads here, some master techs, a couple of guys that work for major
aftermarket parts manufacturers, a some just plain shadetrees that love to
chat about Ford trucks. Enjoy!!
Later,
Wayne Foy
NLOC #484
94 Flareside SC
1999 Fun Ford Weekend
Racing series
#2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA

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From: Lwskywalkaol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 19:48:41 EDT
Subject: spits and sputters with ac on

got a 94 f150 351 recently converted from 302. truck has been doin great
until i went to the lake with my boat on sunday. the truck pulls great but
on the way up there i was running with the air on and the motor acted like it
missed fired and i thought that was odd then about 10 seconds later it did it
again and that was the end of that on the hour drive up there. on the way
back i stopped at a gas station and left it running while i went in when i
came back out it was stalled. today it was back to the real world of work.
i do alot of driving about 100+ a day depending. the motor back fired once
and stalled twice and was spitting and sputtering while riding with the air
on. any ideas

thanks

luke welden
94 f150 351
96 f350 7.3turbo

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Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 16:49:32 -0700
From: chuck sanborn deltanet.com>
Subject: Ignition switch acting "funny"

Some of you may recall that I went from 3 on the tree
to a floor shifter a few weeks back. That works fine,
thank you very much...what is weird is that sometimes,
not everytime mind you, but sometimes, when I turn the
key nothing happens. I have to move the old shifter collar
up and down a few times before the engine will turn over.
There is not a particular location the collar likes to be,
unfortunately. Has anyone run across this kind of situation,
and if so, how'd ya fix it?
Thanks,
Chuck Sanborn
Torrance, CA
86 F150 300 cu in six banger
FAX 1-310-822-6815


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From: Bzysignlaol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 20:21:22 EDT
Subject: Tire Time (and Fuel Pump too?? It's noisy!!)

Thanks for the advice on the JBA Headers. I'm going for it, provided this guy comes through with the quoted prices ,which was $350 installed. WOW! Is that good?

Anyway, the front tires are going going gone. I'd love to soften the ride a bit. I think the tires on there now are 12 ply and the truck rides very rough. Any tips on size/brand are appreciated. All I use the truck for is pulling the bass boat!

Also, my fuel pump (first the rear, now the front is doing it) is really noisy. Kind of a buzz sound. The front just started doing it too. The truck has 124K miles. It was a fleet truck. Thanks in advance!
-Gregg


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From: BanksRVAaol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 21:36:52 EDT
Subject: Re: VIN stuff

Folks,
The sticker on my door jam says my axle is a 134. Anyone knows what this
denotes? It''s on an 82 F100.
Thanks,
Joe
ps: thanks to all that replied to my 351W stalling out. It's fixed!

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From: FLR150aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 21:49:44 EDT
Subject: Re: spits and sputters with ac on

Luke,
Hey bro, why didn't you call me about this. Well, it sounds like to me that
the sensor that bumps up the idle to compensate for the A/C is screwing up. I
will look it up and see what I can find out for you. Call me.
Later,
Wayne Foy
NLOC #484
94 Flareside SC
1999 Fun Ford Weekend
Racing series
#2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA

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From: "DonBigGrizzly" biggrizzly.com>
Subject: Re: Need help with tar stain removal
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 21:50:34 -0400

I use Mineral Spirits

Don Haller
Aiken, SC


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Subject: [80-96-list] Re: Need help with tar stain removal


> I have a white clear coat that is 1 month old and it looks like tar has
> sprayed on both rear fender flares,I tried tar and bug remover and it
didn't
> work at all.
> The tar looks like stain splatters and looks like it actually soaked into
the
> paint (lil brown dots) Is there something safe to remove these stains?
> I was going to try gas or kerosene to clean it and then wash it good was
soap
> and rewax it any ideas?
> Need Help Tony
> Thanks
> This is my other car a Camaro SS Convertible with arctic white paint and
> clear coated. My 1980 F 150 Custom 300 St. 6, is fine and still runs
strong I
> can't kill it Great Truck
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From: FLR150aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 21:50:53 EDT
Subject: Re: Ignition switch acting "funny"

In a message dated 6/12/00 7:51:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
slammerdeltanet.com writes:

<< I have to move the old shifter collar
up and down a few times before the engine will turn over.
There is not a particular location the collar likes to be,
unfortunately. Has anyone run across this kind of situation,
and if so, how'd ya fix it? >>

Chuck,
Sounds like the neutral safety switch. The old one is still connected to the
collar and it slips around. Sound right guys?
Later,
Wayne Foy
NLOC #484
94 Flareside SC
1999 Fun Ford Weekend
Racing series
#2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA

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Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 19:00:29 -0700
From: chuck sanborn deltanet.com>
Subject: Re: Ignition switch acting "funny"

At 09:50 PM 6/12/00 -0400, you wrote:

>Chuck,
>Sounds like the neutral safety switch. The old one is still connected to the
>collar and it slips around. Sound right guys?
>Later,
>Wayne Foy

Neutral safety switch on a 3 speed...?
Chuck


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From: "Greg Kainz" rmi.net>
Subject: 460 vapor lock?
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 20:04:48 -0700


Sorry for the long message, but I need to vent!!! (Hey, maybe that's the answer!!!)

I have an 83 E-350 Tioga RV; carb is the Holly/Motorcraft 4bbl. The fuel tank and
in-tank fuel pump were replaced, I'm assuming when they built the RV, by a
larger tank and external electric fuel pump. The Carter fuel pump, mounted to the
frame rail just ahead of the tank and rear axle, died on a trip 5 years ago, and was
replaced. Since then, I have experienced what I assume to be vapor lock on nearly
any trip longer than an hour or two in the summer. I get drastic and sudden loss of
power, with top speed of 20-30 mph, and anything over about half throttle will
cause it to stumble and nearly die.

Thinking that debris in the tank could have killed the fuel pump, I installed a filter
with replaceable element between the tank and pump. I also replaced the filter in
the base of the carb. Every time it would experience loss of power, I would replace
the filter element and it would run well for a couple of hours, mabe days or even
weeks or more. Last winter I dropped the tank and had it steam cleaned. They said
that it was pretty clean to begin with. Another few trips and another few loss
of power episodes. I'm assuming now that cleaning the filter did nothing except let
the vehicle cool down and relieve fuel pressure in the tank?

This spring I rerouted the fuel line; originally it was retained against the underside
of the block from back to front, and then up the side of the block to the carb. I
routed it against the inside fender well and direct to the carb. Also covered it in a
fuel line insulation sleeve. Alas, last weekend, another trip and another loss of
power. The wife says get rid of it or she's gonna put a match to the tank!

I noticed that there was a LOT of pressure in the fuel tank; taking the cap off really
blew pressure for quite some time. Is the tank or cap supposed to be vented and
not allow this pressure to build up this much?

The speed shop says last thing they can think of is a birchwood spacer/insulation
block that goes between the manifold and carb to try and hold off the heat? Any
ideas or suggestions (offers to purchase?) would be greatly appreciated.

Greg


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From: "DonBigGrizzly" biggrizzly.com>
Subject: Re: Tire Time (and Fuel Pump too?? It's noisy!!)
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 22:13:31 -0400

I haven't tried them yet but, the Michelin has a good rep with the guys at
work.

Don Haller
Aiken, SC

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Subject: [80-96-list] Tire Time (and Fuel Pump too?? It's noisy!!)


> Thanks for the advice on the JBA Headers. I'm going for it, provided this
guy comes through with the quoted prices ,which was $350 installed. WOW! Is
that good?
>
> Anyway, the front tires are going going gone. I'd love to soften the ride
a bit. I think the tires on there now are 12 ply and the truck rides very
rough. Any tips on size/brand are appreciated. All I use the truck for is
pulling the bass boat!
>
> Also, my fuel pump (first the rear, now the front is doing it) is really
noisy. Kind of a buzz sound. The front just started doing it too. The
truck has 124K miles. It was a fleet truck. Thanks in advance!
> -Gregg
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Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 19:59:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Gary Mazzone excite.com>
Subject: new tires

Hi everyone,
I am in need of new tires on my truck and have a few questions. My truck
is a '95 f-150 4x4 flairside. A little while ago i saw someboey say that
the biggest tires you could fit stock would be 31x10.5. my question is that
true and if yes will they fit on my stock rims. If i can go a little bigger
how much?

thank you for your help
Gary Mazzone





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From: "DonBigGrizzly" biggrizzly.com>
Subject: Re: new tires
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 23:19:07 -0400

Gary,

I just put a set of 31-10.50's on my 93 Ford Bronco. Not an F150 but very
similar. The 31-10.50's fit very nicely on the stock rims, no rubbing or
anything. Matter of fact my old 89 Eddie Bauer Bronco came stock with
31-10.50's from Ford.

Don Haller
Aiken, SC

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Subject: [80-96-list] new tires


> Hi everyone,
> I am in need of new tires on my truck and have a few questions. My
truck
> is a '95 f-150 4x4 flairside. A little while ago i saw someboey say that
> the biggest tires you could fit stock would be 31x10.5. my question is
that
> true and if yes will they fit on my stock rims. If i can go a little
bigger
> how much?
>
> thank you for your help
> Gary Mazzone
>
>
>
>
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From: Scrangler83aol.com
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 23:27:45 EDT
Subject: Re: Need help with tar stain removal

At the body shop we have something made by CarBrite called Eradicator that
has gotten ALL of the tar off of cars that i have put it up to. Could try
getting some through your local parts store, or just asking for a kind favor
from a body shop locally, where did you get the clearcoat done? Anyways, my
point is there is the stuff out there, you just have to get the good stuff.

Tom

Just ramblin on; on a rainy night

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From: DTrowbridgewebtv.net (David Trowbridge)
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 22:43:34 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: warm running 300

how would increasing the temp of the stat bring the overall temp down?
doesn't a 160 temp stat open sooner, and flow a little better than a 190
temp stat? and since the temp of the truck is already over 190 degrees,
how would a 190 degree stat help?

David
85 F-150 300 I6


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Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 21:36:49 -0700
From: chuck sanborn deltanet.com>
Subject: Re: warm running 300

At 10:43 PM 6/12/00 -0500, you wrote:
>how would increasing the temp of the stat bring the overall temp down?
>doesn't a 160 temp stat open sooner,

My understanding of this is (and anyone feel free to correct me) is that
yes, the 160 will open sooner....and stay WIDE open all the time, giving the
coolant no "cool down" time in the radiator. It just keeps on flowing
straight through.

>and flow a little better than a 190
>temp stat? and since the temp of the truck is already over 190 degrees,
>how would a 190 degree stat help?

The 190 stat quite possibly will NOT stay WIDE open all the time, thereby
giving the
coolant time to cool down some before continuing on its way back through the
system.

Chuck

Chuck Sanborn
Torrance, CA
86 F150 300 cu in six banger
FAX 1-310-822-6815


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Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 01:46:45 -0400
Subject: I need a little help
From: chris hinckley juno.com>

hi all,

i know i'm but i need to use you, or at least your collective knowledge.
my bronco is a bit of a hybrid with regard to the engine. The engine is
basically a stroked lightning motor. I just completed (less than 500
miles) a rebuild of the 92 bronco. it's a 92 block (hydraulics) .030
over and stroked to 393. I converted from speed density to mass air using
the FMS mas air conversion kit (new eec, 30lb injtrs, & 80mm sensor),
gt40 ci heads, and gt40 upper & lower intakes. i have many other parts
as well, but i have a couple issues that i'm solicitating ideas on, here
goes.

1 - my oil is turning black quickly. this tells me that i have an issue
with my PCV system. I have a line from the oil fill neck to atmosphere
(between the filter and throttle body), two lines tee from the PCV in the
rear of the lower intake to the upper plenum, the passenger side valve
cover (FMS tall alum) has a port for a breather or PCV grommet. I have
had the port on the passenger side valve cover covered, and now open. for
those of you knowledgeable with PCV systems and the gt40 setup, does my
system make sense?

2 - I'm using tons of oil. keep in mind that the pistons & rings are new
(pistons are aries, rings are speed pro). I had a bi-cut done on the
gt40's valve seats, and had the manley' valves refaced. All cylinders
have excellent compression 210 - 220 for all. I'm getting a noticeable
plume on start up, but not much after that, unless i get on it. But i'm
not seeing enough come out the pipe to account for all i'm feeding it.
could the assumed problem with the PCV system create a high oil
consumption? i'm going to change the valve stem seals on #4 tomorrow.
i'm hoping this is the issue with blues.

3 - I also seem to be running fat. are there any recommendations on how
to lean it out. I have it advanced as far as I can go and run premium.
I did run a mix of 80% of 93 & 20% of 112. this seemed to help a bit, but
is there a way to adjust or tune the air/fuel mixture without having to
get a complete custom eec tune? Might the o2 sensor cause this problem?

I'm on the SVT-Lighnting list, as well as the big bronco list. i'm kind
of caught in the middle of the two worlds. any input will be much
appreciated.

thanks much,
chris h

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Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 19:44:00 +1000
From: les williams cyber.net.au>
Subject: Re: warm running 300


How 'New' and is it a 2, 3, or 4 tube thick core ? and what other heat
transfer devices do you have sandwiched between the grill & radiator ?
Engine & Transmission oil coolers etc ?

regards

Les
Lost in the Land of OZ


David Trowbridge wrote:

> and btw, the secondary fan is turning in the right direction, and
> radiator is new, water pump is new, and the stat is a 160. thanx...
>
> David
> 85 F-150 300 I6 C-4 3 speed auto
>
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From: soffilercentraltools.com
Subject: Re: VIN stuff
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 07:16:56 -0400

That info is usually in the owner's manual. At least it was on my '92
Explorer and '97 F250. The index in back might not list anything about
"Axle", but you'll find it in the trailer-towing section. Hope this helps.

Steve Offiler
soffilercentraltools.com
'97 F250HD XL 4x4, 351, E40D, 4.10's

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From: soffilercentraltools.com
Subject: Re: 460 vapor lock?
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 07:27:22 -0400

Are you sure it's pressure? Is there a chance that it's actually vacuum
built up? Yes, the system should be vented. These days, this is
accomplished with a separate line from the tank to the charcoal canister
underhood. Older vehicles vented with a pinhole in the gas gap.

Steve Offiler
soffilercentraltools.com
'97 F250HD XL 4x4, 351, E40D, 4.10's

>
> I noticed that there was a LOT of pressure in the fuel tank;
> taking the cap off really
> blew pressure for quite some time. Is the tank or cap
> supposed to be vented and
> not allow this pressure to build up this much?
>


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From: sliknessmindspring.com
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 08:48:19 -0400
Subject: Re: 460 vapor lock?

I agree with Steve. You might disconnect the return line to your tank that is located on the charcoal cannister and see if that helps. You need to leave the line open to properly vent the tank. The cannister could be plugged and/or some your your inline pots between the cannister and the carb could be stuck shut.

Slik

> Are you sure it's pressure? Is there a chance that it's actually vacuumbuilt up? Yes, the system should be vented. These days, this is accomplished with a separate line from the tank to the charcoal canister underhood. Older vehicles vented with a pinhole in the gas gap.

Steve Offiler<

>
> I noticed that there was a LOT of pressure in the fuel tank;
> taking the cap off really
> blew pressure for quite some time. Is the tank or cap
> supposed to be vented and
> not allow this pressure to build up this much?
>


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From: "Kyle Goley" hotmail.com>
Subject: Drivetrain upgrades, please help!!
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 08:46:47 CDT


Hey guys, I'm new to this list and I can really use your help now!! My name
is Kyle Goley, I live in Madison, Indiana(Southeastern part of the state). I
drive a '88 F-150 4X4. I has the 5.0 liter fuel injected 302 small block. I
have an automatic but I'm not sure which one it is, it is a Borg Warner, but
thats all I know about it. Here is my reason for posting to the list, I have
a Ford 6.6 liter carbeurated 400 Big Block V8 engine and a 4 speed manual
tranny that bolts up to the 6.6 litre. I'm planning on swapping in the 400
and the 4 speed in place of my current 302 and automatic. What all will I
have to do to make this work?!? I know I have to install a clutch, cut a
hole in the floorboard for the stick, get a new driveshaft, and change all
the fuel system parts(because of the change from fuel injection to
carbeuration.) Is there a lot more I have to do?!? Please help me, I have to
make this happen and soon! I thank y'all in advance.

Kyle
1988 Ford F-150 4X4
________________________________________________________________________


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Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 12:44:05 -0400
Subject: Proper Fuel Pressure
From: chris hinckley juno.com>

What would you recommend for fuel pressure on a 393 stroker running 30lbs
injectors. I'm currently at 32 psi with vacuum. i have been told to
drop the pressure about 1 or 2 psi to help with a rich condition. Any
thoughts will be appreciated.

Chris H

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