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80-96-list Digest Tue, 23 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 095

In This Issue:
Re: 4.9L gas mileage/ vibration
Re: 4.9L Gas mileage, headers & 4bbl
Re: Reverse Lights
Re: 94 Ranger Lift kit
Re: Reverse Lights
Re: Reverse Lights
Re: 4.9L Gas mileage
Re: 4.9L gas mileage/ vibration
Re: 4.9L gas mileage/ vibration
Engines/Tranmissions for a Swap
Re: Engines/Tranmissions for a Swap
Dome light remains on

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From: BanksRVA aol.com
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 11:23:42 EDT
Subject: Re: 4.9L gas mileage/ vibration

I think maybe my vibration problem could be that clunking sound I just
discovered coming from the bottom of my engine!

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From: Mike Johnson grangerconstruction.com>
Subject: Re: 4.9L Gas mileage, headers & 4bbl
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 12:07:22 -0400

I have done exactly what you were thinking (headers along with a 4 barrel
intake and 390cfm carb). I averaged 15mpg before the installation and 15mpg
after the install. I did get a very nice gain in power and performance. I
did also manage 18mpg on a long trip up to Canada one summer right after the
upgrade, but I haven't seen that since. My father's 92 averages 18mpg, but
he has a very light foot.

Mike
86 F-150 300-I6, 215k mi


> Subject: Re: 4.9L Gas mileage
>
> <<<<< ........comtemplating the idea of installing headers
> along with a 4 barrel
> intake and 390cfm carb. this setup looks like it flows much
> better than
> the stock 1 barrel setup, so i would think i ould get better
> mileage if
> i kept my foot out of it. has anyone had any exeriance with
> this setup?
>
> David
> 85 F-150 300 I6 >>>>>
>
> Admittedly, I don't have any first hand experience with
> removing the 1 bbl.
> carb off a 300 I6 and replacing it with a 4 bbl., but
> anytime I've modified
> a fuel and exhaust system to flow better, it did flow better!
> Both air AND
> fuel. I'm sure you can get better response and increased
> power with your
> proposed modifications, but I doubt you will help the fuel economy.
> Just my 2 cents
> Alex

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Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 14:35:32 -0700
From: Don or Bub home.com>
Subject: Re: Reverse Lights

don;t pay the $50 buks. sounds to me like it is the saftey neutral
switch located on the steering column, by the firewall.. mine did the
same thing so i replaced that and now no problem. bub

BanksRVAaol.com wrote:
>
> Someone please help!
> My reverse lights on my 82 Econoline 350 don't work. The switch is hooked to
> the tranny and has a long cord attaching to a plug under the hood. I
> unplugged it and jumped the wires and the reverse lights work. So I figure
> it's the switch right? I go to the junk yard and get another switch but it
> doesn't work. I just got a switch I ordered brand new ($50.00) and it doesn't
> work! Anyone have ANY ideas what I am doing wrong?
> Thanks,
> Joe
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From: "Hummer Luvver" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: 94 Ranger Lift kit
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 21:51:25 GMT

Do you plan on turning it into a pre-runner, or are you just gonna try and
make it look like a 4x4?
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Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 14:55:17 -0700
From: Chuck Sanborn deltanet.com>
Subject: Re: Reverse Lights

Isn't the backup light switch activated by the transmission itself? And
not the gear shift lever? My 3.03 has a plug going into the left side
of it with a wire running to the engine compartment. Since I have
switched to a floor shift I have lost my backup lights.
Chuck
Chuck Sanborn
Torrance, CA
1986 F150 six banger


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From: BanksRVAaol.com
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 19:48:44 EDT
Subject: Re: Reverse Lights

After jumping wires, test lights, etc. I narrowed the problem down to the
plug under the hood. So after many hours of frustration, I cut the plug off,
hard wired it and...reverse lights!!!
Thanks to all who helped out,
Joe

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From: Awfanningaol.com
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 20:06:00 EDT
Subject: Re: 4.9L Gas mileage

In a message dated 5/23/00 Alex wrote:

<< Admittedly, I don't have any first hand experience with removing the 1
bbl.
carb off a 300 I6 and replacing it with a 4 bbl., >>

Me neither, but see my comment below...

<< but anytime I've modified a fuel and exhaust system to flow better, it did
flow better! Both air AND fuel. I'm sure you can get better response and
increased power with your proposed modifications, but I doubt you will help
the fuel economy.
Just my 2 cents
Alex >>

I accept, in theory, the claim made to me by one of the guys at Clifford
Performance that efficiency (economy) should improve under the following
scenario:

o an approparate 4-barrel carb (i.e., small primaries) in good tune
o the installation of appropriately sized (i.e., modest tube diameter)
headers
o steady state operation (i.e., cruising not full throttle runs)

I only wish their parts had Calif. smog approval. I would love to rebuild my
engine and test out this theory.

Alan Fanning
San Jose
'82 F-150




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From: berninghausen2juno.com
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 18:34:59 -0700
Subject: Re: 4.9L gas mileage/ vibration

I have no imagination. I tune it to the specs on the sticker under the
hood.

Occasionally I consider advancing it to 8 or even 10 degrees BTDC, and
maybe even opening the plug gaps another .010, but inertia or good sense
eventually stops me. Inertia is the more likely.

Question for Phred: with an MSD5 installed, would these base timing
advances (or the spark gap increase) be of any benefit to the 300I6
(carbureted by Carter), or am I following the rosy road to detonation?

Bill in Portland

On Tue, 23 May 2000 06:45:28 -0700 Chuck Sanborn deltanet.com>
writes:
> At 10:20 PM 5/22/00 -0700, you wrote:
>
> >I'm about stumped. When all else fails, I check the timing (6 deg
> BTDC),
> Shouldn't that be 12~ advance? Or at least 10?
> Chuck


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Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 20:12:18 -0700
From: chuck sanborn deltanet.com>
Subject: Re: 4.9L gas mileage/ vibration

At 06:34 PM 5/23/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I have no imagination. I tune it to the specs on the sticker under the
>hood.

Makes sense to me..my sticker says 12~ for same motor
Chuck



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From: "Bruce C. Anderson" cableone.net>
Subject: Engines/Tranmissions for a Swap
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 21:02:07 -0700


Howdy

I'm looking for recommendations for a Ford 4WD engine/transmission/transfer case to use to swap into an Isuzu Trooper. Preferably a Port Fuel Injected engine. A 5.0L will fit, but that's as large as will fit into the engine bay. Either manual transmission, or automatic, since I haven't decided which to use yet. I would prefer to use a complete assembly so I can purchase it as a one piece unit, out of a wreck. Since I don't know anything about Ford Products, any advice on which combination, and what vehicles it would come out of would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Bruce

Prescott Valley, AZ USA

www.cableone.net/bcanderson


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Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 21:23:25 -0700
From: Bob Kennedy uswest.net>
Subject: Re: Engines/Tranmissions for a Swap

If you are sure a 5.0 will fit, hunt down one from a late model Mustang, get the entire wiring harness, included with AOD-E transmission. Have the tail shaft assembly swapped out with one from a AOD, this transmission came in Broncos/F150s. And you'll have one very high performance rig.

Bob


"Bruce C. Anderson" wrote:

> Howdy
>
> I'm looking for recommendations for a Ford 4WD engine/transmission/transfer case to use to swap into an Isuzu Trooper. Preferably a Port Fuel Injected engine. A 5.0L will fit, but that's as large as will fit into the engine bay. Either manual transmission, or automatic, since I haven't decided which to use yet. I would prefer to use a complete assembly so I can purchase it as a one piece unit, out of a wreck. Since I don't know anything about Ford Products, any advice on which combination, and what vehicles it would come out of would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks
>
> Bruce
>
> Prescott Valley, AZ USA
>
> www.cableone.net/bcanderson
>
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Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 22:34:34 -0400
From: flagship worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Dome light remains on

The dome light (and outside back light) on my 94 F-150 remains on even
with the doors closed. I've seen failures of the switch before but it
always failed in the off position. Anyone have this specific problem
before?

Emil

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