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80-96-list Digest Sat, 26 Feb 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 019

In This Issue:
Re: ADMIN: I'm back
Difference in manuals
Re: Difference in manuals
Re: 351 Carb
propane info please
ADMIN: Ford press releases
Re: Propane and Natural Gas
Engine/tranny replacement


Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 21:56:09 EST
Subject: Re: ADMIN: I'm back

very sorry to hear of your loss. your website and all your hardwork is
awesome, all the info on here helps people everyday. keep up the good work
take care and god bless.



From: "The Casey's">
Subject: Difference in manuals
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 21:47:12 -0000

Was able to pick up a set of 1983 ford truck service manuals for 5.00 I currently have a 1985 300 6 what difference would be in the engine from 83 to 85.


From: MRStace84
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 22:47:40 EST
Subject: Re: Difference in manuals

In a message dated 2/26/00 10:41:39 PM Eastern Standard Time,
freebird2 writes:

<< Was able to pick up a set of 1983 ford truck service manuals for 5.00 I
currently have a 1985 300 6 what difference would be in the engine from 83 to
85. >>

I don't know of everything, but the exhaust manifold is different, intake it
the same. I had an intake exhaust combo off of and 83, and the exhaust
would not work on my 84, but the intake would.

Also this is a guess, but the 83 probably has the Duraspark 2 ingnition
system, and the 85 has a TFI-V with a feedback control carb,and all that
other garb, but I may be wrong on this, I don't know what year for started
using the TFI-IV. I know that my 84 had the TFI-IV.

84 F150 4x4
98 Ranger XLT


Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 19:45:20 +1100
From: les williams>
Subject: Re: 351 Carb

I want to watch you sync the idle speed through all that linkage....
and I thought 4x45mm side draught Webers on a V8 was masochistic

Lost in the Land of OZ

If you really want it to rock put 8 SU's on there....then
get a good manometer to tune them.....and 8 O2 sensors and......:-)

Michigan, Pot Hole Jumping,
78 Bronco Loving, Gary


Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 07:52:13 EST
Subject: propane info please

hey guys, im getting bits and pieces of what a propane conversion is , but
what i need is some complete info cut and dry .i have a f-250 4x4 w/351w and
towing i only get 7 miles to the gallon with the fuel injection system. any
guidance and direction would be greatly appreciated. mason dixon
n.y. highlands


Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 07:50:19 -0500
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: Apology

I owe Phil Jern a public apology for blasting him about
the South Park virus last week. I made the comments in
public and therefore need to eat crow in public.

My stress level has been enormous lately and I'm afraid
I haven't treated a few people with the common decency
they deserve. No harm was done since Listar stripped
the attachment and I should have discussed it privately
with Phil.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 09:59:16 -0500
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: ADMIN: Ford press releases

Five press releases from Ford have been added to the
news section of the site (linked off the main page of
the site,

Included is information on the 2001 Ranger Edge, the
2000 Escape and F150 Harley-Davidson pricing.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 07:00:22 +1100
From: les williams>
Subject: Re: Propane and Natural Gas

Hi Chris,

All LPG/Propane tanks, must be inspected and tested every 10 years, no ifs or
butts. Part of the annual inspection process is to check the date stamp on the
tank. One of the advantages of a dual tank install is you can have one tested (a
couple of days) and still use the truck.

The service stations selling LPG, 24 Hrs, 7 Days a week would be close to 50%,
that's a straw poll best guess. Travelling interstate is not a worry, every major
truck stop and town would have LPG. It's just not an issue like it was say 20
years ago. Obviously if you are going to try and spend 40 days in the simpson
desert, that's a different ball game, but then come to think of it, If you didn't
bring enough petrol or Dieso with you, you'll be 'up the creek without a paddle'

When you windsor starts to 'wrun wraggard', are you going to build your own 11.1
c/r propane special ??? Phred will probably drop on me from a great height for
suggesting such a thing...;-))
and we haven't started talking about the turbos ..... I'm having fun in a Ford on
LPG ....

Lost in the Land of OZ

Chris McKinnon wrote:

> I know that our small tanks (15, 25, 50 and 100
> Lb) are only good for 10 years than they need to be recertified. As for
> truck tanks I' not sure as mine hasen't ever been checked. I know that the
> systems are checked when they are installed though.
> Up here there are lots of propane stations around. I'd say that a least 35%
> (most likely more) of the gas stations here also serve propane. Like I
> always say, I'll never change back to gas.
> Chris
> '84 F150
> 351W on propane
> NP 435
> NP 208
> 287K Km


Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 20:09:35 -0800
Subject: Engine/tranny replacement
From: John H Fleming>

OK, it's time. I gotta replace my engine/trans. '86 F150 5L, AOD. 204,500
miles and it's tired and leaks. Funny thing though, it still passes
California smog with flying colors.

What about a crate engine? Anybody swapped in a 351? Does the tranny bolt
up OK? Will the EFI work without major tinkering?

Advice welcome.




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