Please do not repost, forward or otherwise publish messages
contained in these archives without consent from the respective
author(s). These archives may not, in whole or part, be stored on
any public retrieval system (FTP, web, gopher, newsgroup, etc.) by
individuals or companies, without consent of the respective authors.

Received: with LISTAR (v0.128a; list 80-96-list); Sun, 09 Apr 2000 22:35:03 -0400 (EDT)
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 22:35:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ford Truck Enthusiasts List Server ford-trucks.com>
To: 80-96-list digest users ford-trucks.com>
Reply-to: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: 80-96-list Digest V2000 #56
Precedence: bulk

==========================================================
Ford Truck Enthusiasts 80-96 Truck Mailing List

Visit our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com

To unsubscribe, send email to: listar ford-trucks.com with
the words "unsubscribe 80-96-list" in the subject of the
message.
==========================================================

------------------------------------
80-96-list Digest Fri, 07 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 056

In This Issue:
Re: 80-96-list tranny rebuild question
Re: Brakes
Fwd: Re: Airbag
Fwd: Tailgate Up? or Tailgate Down
Anyone looking to sell in Chicago area?
Re: 80-96-list tranny rebuild question
EEC Handbook

----------------------------------------------------------------------

From: DTrowbridge webtv.net (David Trowbridge)
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 00:27:59 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: 80-96-list tranny rebuild question

i just got my C-4 tranny completely rebuilt a couple of weeks ago and
now the truck runs smoother than ever. my question is this. on the
parts used invoice it listed kevlar clutches and carbon fiber seals. is
this the normal material these parts are made out of? i ended up paying
$700 total for the complete overhaul as well as a new inupt shaft,
torque converter, and flywheel. all replaceable parts were replaced and
i now have a 12 month 12,000 mile warrenty on the tranny to boot!

David
85 F-150 300 I6


------------------------------

From: "Steve Schmeckpeper" home.com>
Subject: Re: Brakes
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 06:44:07 -0500

I had this same problem till I disconnected the switch ;-)
Smeck

----- Original Message -----
From: aol.com>

> A possiblity could be your emergency brake pedal being loose, and dropping
> down enough to trip the switch,and turn the light on. Just a suggestion.
>
> Stacy Fisher
> 84 F150 4x4
> 98 Ranger XLT 4x4



------------------------------

From: JDavis1277 aol.com
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 09:46:07 EDT
Subject: Fwd: Re: Airbag


Sorry, screwed up the address yesterday. Now it's old news.
Butch


-- Attached file included as plaintext by Listar --

Return-path: JDavis1277 aol.com
From: JDavis1277 aol.com
Full-name: JDavis1277
Message-ID: <98.3888507.261df2f9aol.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 10:02:33 EDT
Subject: Airbag
To: 80-96-list-digestford-trucks.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Mailer: AOL 5.0 for Windows sub 101

For the cost and trouble of disconnecting the passenger side airbag a bed
mounted toolbox could be installed. That way your tools and your kids would
be secure. Furthermore, if you have an adult passenger in the truck the
passenger would also be secure.

Better solution all round, IMHO.

Butch



------------------------------

From: JDavis1277aol.com
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 09:47:36 EDT
Subject: Fwd: Tailgate Up? or Tailgate Down


Just like the Airbags question yesterday, I screwed up and used the wrong
address. Sorry.
Butch


-- Attached file included as plaintext by Listar --

Return-path: JDavis1277aol.com
From: JDavis1277aol.com
Full-name: JDavis1277
Message-ID: aol.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2000 09:59:12 EDT
Subject: Re: Tailgate Up? or Tailgate Down
To: 80-96-list-digestford-trucks.com
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Mailer: AOL 5.0 for Windows sub 101

Tailgate up is better. Over the years the question has been addressed
several times in various publications. Testing has been done and mileage is
better with the tailgate up.

The most popular theory of why is that the bed is filled with air and that
due to the shape of the cab and the resulting air flow over it to the bed,
the air, for the most part, streams over the bed. The best evidence of this
is that leaves, etc. in the bed seldom blow out of the bed while the tailgate
is up. BTW, testing shows the best mileage with a cap on the bed which
conforms nicely to the shape of the cab. Next best is a rigid, or
semi-rigid, bed cover.

Even if the theory is wrong, who needs to save the minuscule amount that
MIGHT be saved by driving around with the tailgate down. Not only are you
detracting from the structural integrity of your truck, you are making it so
much easier for a tailgate thief to rip you off. ;=)

Butch



------------------------------

From: Scrangler83aol.com
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 20:09:59 EDT
Subject: Anyone looking to sell in Chicago area?

Hey all, sold my car the other night and am now looking for a 4x4, ford
(fullsize or small) Fuel injected vehicle, looking for very minimal rust,
good running, decent overall condition, and under 4k bucks, anyone looking to
sell please let me know, trying to get a truck as soon as i can

Tom

------------------------------

Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 21:22:52 -0500
From: Jim Cannon gtalumni.org>
Subject: Re: 80-96-list tranny rebuild question

At 07-04-00 00:27, you wrote:
>i just got my C-4 tranny completely rebuilt a couple of weeks ago and
>now the truck runs smoother than ever. my question is this. on the
>parts used invoice it listed kevlar clutches and carbon fiber seals. is
>this the normal material these parts are made out of?

I think this is better than original, IMHO.

> i ended up paying
>$700 total for the complete overhaul as well as a new inupt shaft,
>torque converter, and flywheel. all replaceable parts were replaced and
>i now have a 12 month 12,000 mile warrenty on the tranny to boot!

Sounds like a deal to me.


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


------------------------------

Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 19:35:50 -0700
From: chuck sanborn deltanet.com>
Subject: EEC Handbook

First off I am in no way associated with this book other than a very happy
customer.

Sorry about the cross post but if anyone is having automotive computer problems
and your trying to track down your EEC gremlins, there is one hell of a
good book
on this and it is downloadable. It covers 1984 - 1993.
The author of the book is VERY helpful also. I got his book and being not
much of
an electrical kinda guy I had to take him up on his "if you have any
questions, please
contact me at" and gave his e-mail and phone number.
As some of you know, I have been tracking down a "Vehicle fails to respond"
message
on the scanner when run on my 86 F-150. This gentlemen, Jeff Thorssell,
spent a goodly
part of Saturday and Sunday answering a whole bunch of e-mail
questions. With his help
I found the problem and can now pull codes on my truck. That is after I
get a couple of
replacment parts.
So, If you are in need of a good "D.I.Y." book, get Jeffs "EEC HANDBOOK -
VERSION 6"
at: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.dalidesign.com/hbook/


Chuck Sanborn FCA# 07175
Torrance, CA
1964 Falcon Sprint, 289 w/351W heads, etc
86 F150 300 cu in six banger (Hers)


------------------------------

End of 80-96-list Digest V2000 #56
**********************************
----------------------------------------------------------
Ford Truck Enthusiasts 80-96 Truck Mailing List

Send posts to 80-96-listford-trucks.com

If you ever want to remove yourself from this mailing
list, send an email to:

listarford-trucks.com

with the words "unsubscribe 80-96-list" in the subject of
the message.

Visit Our Web Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
----------------------------------------------------------

....


To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Registration is free, easy and gives you access to more features.
If you are not registered, click here to register.
If you are already registered, you can login here.

If you are already logged in and are seeing this message, your web browser is blocking session cookies. Change your browser cookie settings to allow session cookies.




Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Jobs

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.