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In this issue:

Re: FTE 80-96 - mystery fluid?
Re: FTE 80-96 - electrical questions
FTE 80-96 - Small Town Dealer Service Survey
RE: FTE 80-96 - help!
RE: FTE 80-96 - help!
FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: New Ford SUV and SUV roll-over protection
Re: FTE 80-96 - electrical questions
RE: FTE 80-96 - help!
FTE 80-96 - Tire Size's on a '95 F-250
FTE 80-96 - Help!
FTE 80-96 - Limited Slip diffs
Re: FTE 80-96 - electrical questions
FTE 80-96 - Headers
FTE 80-96 - Headers
Re: FTE 80-96 - Small Town Dealer Service Survey
Re: FTE 80-96 - Headers
Re: FTE 80-96 - Limited Slip diffs
Re: FTE 80-96 - Headers
Re: FTE 80-96 - electrical questions
Re: FTE 80-96 - Headers

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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 06:42:51 -0600
From: "Steve Schmeckpeper" ee.lsu.edu>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - mystery fluid?

ROTFLMAO...............Hey Mark, I guess most of us have put something in
our mouths and later wished we hadn't. This ALMOST makes me wanna stop eatin
off the floor
8^>
Smeck 87F150

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Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 8:26 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - mystery fluid?


> >David, I have been watching this post and I need to say DON'T TASTE ANY
> >FLUIDS. It's just not worth it. I hope you can figure it out. Good luck
to
> >you.
>
> I can't believe I'm admitting this in front of hundreds of people, but
this
> reminds me of an RX-7 I used to have. One day I found brake fluid had
> accumulated on the lip of one of my alloy wheels. Couldn't figure out how
> it got there, as it seemed a bizarre place for it to be. Nothing on the
> ground, and the reservoir was still full.
>
> Told a friend about this, and he told me brake fluid had a horrible,
bitter
> taste. He suggested I try a little on the tip of my tongue. Well, I was
> young and stupid (now I'm not so young anymore), so I tried it, and he was
> right! Nasty!
>
> So I figured I'd keep an eye on the fluid level, and start thinking about
> rebuilding the caliper on that side. Until I looked out the window a
couple
> of days later and saw a dog relieving himself on my wheel.
>
> Mark
> 1986 F150 2WD
>
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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 08:20:47 -0500
From: slikness mindspring.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - electrical questions

I have a carbed '82 351W and I don't have a computer, unless you're talking about the ignition module that sits on the fender??

Slik


> Hi,i have a question, what does the computer proccessor do..does it controll the electric choke, and if it doesnt, what does. And is there anyhting else that it controll...remember i have a 82 carbuerated 351w


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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 09:20:53 +0500
From: "James" colstate.edu>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Small Town Dealer Service Survey

Stephen says:

. The ford dealer says that if the power supply is lost,
> it usually reads full, if the ground is lost, it reads empty. (Sound right?)
> Could be the gauge going bad. They will "hook it up to a tester, for a
> charge; I'm not ready for that yet. Besides, there is a Ford dealership in a
> small town 50 miles away that I'd take it too first. As they don't have the
> populous around them, there service is wonderful. Not like the dealership in
> town.

I live in Columbus, Georgia which has a population of about a quarter
million. The local Ford dealer is the last place I would take
my truck due to high prices and cattle call service. About 60
miles away there is a Ford Dealer in a small rural community and I
was wondering if the hassle of driving that far would be worth it.

So what I'm asking is what is the collective experience with "small
town" dealer service departments?

FWIW, I'm also having problems with the dual tanks on my 1989
F150.

Thanks,
James H





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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 08:17:54 -0700
From: "Robert M. Hansen" uwyo.edu>
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - help!

Take the little wire with the 90 off of the solenoid and then with a little
jumper wire short the post this wire was on to the one you are calling hot.
The cable going to the battery. Turn the ignition switch to the on
position before doing this. I have had to do this a couple times. That
piece in the steering column brakes at the very worst time. 20 below zero
in a lot covered with fresh snow. Replacing the rod is a dirty no good the
first time. Then the whole mess has to be readjusted so it pushes at the
correct time with key rotation.

Good luck




From: Eric Sneed [SMTP:ESneed reil.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 4:29 PM
To: '80-96-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - help!

Thanks, I have three posts on the solenoid, positive, negative and a third
post on top. There is a little wire with a 90 degree rubber pug, would I
short the wire(plug) on the positive post or would I short the post itself?

Thanks again

Eric S
89 F150 $ 4sp 300

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From: Robert M. Hansen [SMTP:rhansen uwyo.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 2:42 PM
To: '80-96-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - help!

You can jump it at the solenoid. One of the two small wires on the
solenoid, I think it is the top one, when shorted to the big cable
on the
solenoid from the battery. Remember to take the tranny out of gear
so the
truck does not try and run over you. It will be about $150 to 200
for the
repair at the shop.

Good luck

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Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 2:26 PM
To: '80-96-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: FTE 80-96 - help!

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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 09:43:43 -0600
From: Andy Norris allenpress.com>
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - help!

Eric,

Unless you've already somehow gotten the truck moved, I'd say there's a lot
of risk here. Have the thing towed to either your house or the shop.
Jumping the battery to the solenoid or the positive post on the starter
will turn the engine, but it won't "complete the circuit" and supply
current to keep it running.

If there's a danger of locking up the steering, that's a big risk... not
only for you and your truck, but for whatever is in your way.

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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 11:54:24 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: New Ford SUV and SUV roll-over protection

Check out the Ford press releases on the web site for the
new Ford Escape SUV and the new SUV roll-over protection
system Ford is introduction. You'll see the links on
the sites "What's New" heading the main page.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 09:03:24 PST
From: "Donald Porto" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - electrical questions

I have the same question about my 1986 460 engine.
/Don


>From: Lingus0169 aol.com
>Reply-To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
>To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - electrical questions
>Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 18:11:42 EST
>
>Hi,
>i have a question, what does the computer proccessor do..does it controll
>the
>electric choke, and if it doesnt, what does. And is there anyhting else
>that
>it controll...remember i have a 82 carbuerated 351w
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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 09:21:19 -0800
From: Eric Sneed reil.com>
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - help!

Gentleman,

Thanks for all the information, I gave up last night and called the SWMBO to
pick me up. I will be looking for the rod on the steering column this
morning.
The key does allow me to lock and unlock the steering wheel. Fortunately
the truck is parked in a large two story secured parking structure, so I
will drive it around the parking lot before I hit the streets.

Again thanks for the info

Eric S

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From: Andy Norris [SMTP:anorris allenpress.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 7:44 AM
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: RE: FTE 80-96 - help!



Eric,

Unless you've already somehow gotten the truck moved, I'd say
there's a lot
of risk here. Have the thing towed to either your house or the shop.

Jumping the battery to the solenoid or the positive post on the
starter
will turn the engine, but it won't "complete the circuit" and supply

current to keep it running.

If there's a danger of locking up the steering, that's a big risk...
not
only for you and your truck, but for whatever is in your way.

Andy
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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:56:55 -0800
From: Randal Hansen ershigs.com>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Tire Size's on a '95 F-250

I am looking to put some new bigger tires on my '95 F-250 4x4. Right now I
have some 265/75 R16 Wild Countries and I want to go a size or two bigger.

Has anyone put 285/75 R16 BF-Goodrich All-Terrains (~ 32.8" tall) and had
trouble with tire rubbing. I hear they also make a 295/75 R16 size (thats
about 33.5" tall) . I would like to go with the biggest size possible
without using a liftkit. I do know you can push the front bumper out with
some good stainless steel washers.

Any advice would be most helpful.

Randal Hansen
Network Adminitrator
Bellingham, WA


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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 13:26:09 -0800
From: Eric Sneed reil.com>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Help!

Fellow Listers,

After getting a jump at lunch the truck started right up. Now to get it home
and replace the $12.00 part.

Thanks to Jim , LGRanch and everybody else for the rod tip, worked like a
champ!

Again many thanks to all!

Eric S
89 F150 $ (running again)



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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 15:14:39 -0800
From: "Joe" angelfire.com>
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Limited Slip diffs

I was unaware that Ford put Limited Slip diffs in the front from the factory. I knew they used to in the 70's but the '80's & '90's? Auburn gear makes a great replacement limited slip. I had one in my '89 GT stang, and have one in my '89 ranger. Works super! You can also rebuild the factory l.s. and add and extra clutch plate. This preloads it more, so it takes more torque before it slips.
My 2 cents...
Joe
'89 ranger 4X4
'89 F350 460 4X4
'96 E.b. Bronco *4SALE*
'93 Corvette


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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 20:18:42 EST
From: Lingus0169 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - electrical questions

no, i know i need the ignition module...but what do you have on the carb...
is it a 4bbl...electric ckoke, are there any solenoids.? thankx for the info
nick
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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 17:34:48 -0800 (PST)
From: 2insane excite.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Headers

Sorry about not saying anything in awhile but i had to go to chicago to see
my aunt & uncle's new baby. (he was getting baptized)Anyway. .
to Lingus-
i saw 351 headers in the JEGs mag i got. under $100 dynomax ones. there
are LOTS of different header/exhaust products in the aftermarket mags like
JEGs, SUMMIT, JC WHITNEY, and the like. i was going to go true duals with
flowmasters but decided against it because that would be an additional $110+
and shipping. So i'm just going to get it straight-piped instead.
to Blake-
I was planning on running it straight out the back from the headers with
an h-pipe probably. no cats or mufflers. loud? i would think, but me being a
17 year old and all, loud exhuast is still cool to me. I have a friend with
a dual exhaust(not true duals i'm pretty sure) straight piped dodge. I heard
before and after he took off the cat and wow. it sounds great. never rode
inside though to see the interior resonance of it, but outside it sounds
great.

I'd like to get some Thorly headers but the price is a little out of my
range. I haven't heard a bad thing about them so maybe if my "cheapie"
Dynomax headers don't work i'll get a pair of Thorlys.

thanks for the exhaust info i got and thanks for listenin to my ramblins.

DK






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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 17:36:28 -0800 (PST)
From: 2insane excite.com
Subject: FTE 80-96 - Headers

Sorry about not saying anything in awhile but i had to go to chicago to see
my aunt & uncle's new baby. (he was getting baptized)Anyway. .
to Lingus-
i saw 351 headers in the JEGs mag i got. under $100 dynomax ones. there
are LOTS of different header/exhaust products in the aftermarket mags like
JEGs, SUMMIT, JC WHITNEY, and the like. i was going to go true duals with
flowmasters but decided against it because that would be an additional $110+
and shipping. So i'm just going to get it straight-piped instead.
to Blake-
I was planning on running it straight out the back from the headers with
an h-pipe probably. no cats or mufflers. loud? i would think, but me being a
17 year old and all, loud exhuast is still cool to me. I have a friend with
a dual exhaust(not true duals i'm pretty sure) straight piped dodge. I heard
before and after he took off the cat and wow. it sounds great. never rode
inside though to see the interior resonance of it, but outside it sounds
great.

I'd like to get some Thorly headers but the price is a little out of my
range. I haven't heard a bad thing about them so maybe if my "cheapie"
Dynomax headers don't work i'll get a pair of Thorlys.

thanks for the exhaust info i got and thanks for listenin to my ramblins.

DK






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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 20:48:27 -0500 (EST)
From: Ken Woods kens.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Small Town Dealer Service Survey

On Wed, 12 Jan 2000, James wrote:

> FWIW, I'm also having problems with the dual tanks on my 1989 F150.



As am I, but I'm in a 250.

Now, here's the best part.

Ford says, yes, there's a problem, yes, you have all the symptoms on the
problem. No, your truck is not covered.

When pushed, they say that the check valve problem only covered _some_
trucks, and not mine.

My truck is doing exactly what the recall says is wrong.


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kwoods kens.com

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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 21:51:19 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki little-mountain.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Headers

> I was planning on running it straight out the back from the headers with
>an h-pipe probably. no cats or mufflers. loud? i would think, but me being a
>17 year old and all, loud exhuast is still cool to me. I have a friend with
>a dual exhaust(not true duals i'm pretty sure) straight piped dodge. I heard
>before and after he took off the cat and wow. it sounds great. never rode
>inside though to see the interior resonance of it, but outside it sounds
>great.
>

I like a nice sounding truck, but loud is not it. It sounds like a piece of
junk that the muffler just fell off of. And in addition, it will draw cops
like flies. And at 17, you don't need that.

There are lots of nice sounding mufflers out there that do quiet it down.
Or, do like I did and try just cats. See how it sounds. My truck has tandem
cats and pretty well gets rid of the loudness.

Now, a truck that does sound nice with no mufflers and a straight pipe, is
a Cummins Dodge. They have a nice low bark. Not too loud either, but the
turbo takes away most of the exhaust energy.


Blake
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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 21:55:31 -0500
From: Blake Malkamaki little-mountain.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Limited Slip diffs

>I was unaware that Ford put Limited Slip diffs in the front from the
>factory. I knew they used to in the 70's but the '80's & '90's? Auburn
>gear makes a great replacement limited slip. I had one in my '89 GT

Mine is an 88 and has factory front limited slip. Not sure if you can still
order it, but I don't know why not.

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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 22:04:17 EST
From: Lingus0169 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Headers

yeah im 17 also, and i's like a nice rumble..to show everyone that this truck
got balls, i was thinking of flowmaster 30's or 40's
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Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 23:15:40 -0500
From: "slik" mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - electrical questions

I have a 600 cfm Edelbrock with an electric choke. The choke just has two
leads, one to ground and one to power. Many of the folks wire the power up
to one of the leads off the altenator, but I wired mine to the fuse block to
a module that turns on with the ignition.

Slik

> no, i know i need the ignition module...but what do you have on the
carb...
> is it a 4bbl...electric ckoke, are there any solenoids.? thankx for the
info
> nick


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Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 00:27:43 -0800 (PST)
From: Keith Lawyer yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 80-96 - Headers

- --- 2insane excite.com wrote:
> I was planning on running it straight out the
> back from the headers with
> an h-pipe probably. no cats or mufflers. loud?

If you plan on doing a lot of rockcrawling-type stuff,
do not run it out the back. I scrape my rear bumper
constantly (even my custom one which sits flush w/the....


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