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80-96-list Digest Sat, 26 Aug 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 177

In This Issue:
Re: Power steering bracket bushings
Re: U Joints
Re: Power steering bracket bushings
Re: Source for Replacement body panels
Re: Aluminum Drive Shaft
R-134a kits?

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Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 17:28:25 -0700
Subject: Re: Greaseable U-Joints
From: Joan and Walt Posluszny <redstone home.com>

My local auto parts place (Monument Auto Parts) had H.D. U-joints with Zerk
Fittings,  I just asked for the Heaviest Duty Units they had.  Walt
>
> From: LGRanch aol.com
> Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 19:16:25 EDT
> Subject: Re: U Joints
>
> Ok I have replaced U joints every year on my 90 Bronco. All the heavdy duty
> joints that I can buy are non-greasable.  Where can you but HD greasable U
> joints?????


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Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 17:53:12 -0700
Subject: Wheel Torque Specs
From: Joan and Walt Posluszny <redstone home.com>

Does anyone know the wheel torque specs for a 1985 F-150 4x4 with the
factory steel mag wheels.  Thanks  Walt


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From: slikness mindspring.com
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2000 00:20:12 -0400
Subject: Re: Power steering bracket bushings

Are these the bushings that actually thread into the air pipe that runs through the head?  If so, I have some extra and I purchased them from Ford just last year.

Slik
In order to mount the p.s. brackets, a 5/8" coarse threaded
bushing (about a 1/2" long) is inserted, then a bolt that is 7/16" coarse
threaded is inserted through the bracket and screwed into the inner 7/16"
hole of the bushing.
The problem is that the old bushings are rusted into the old engine(head?)
and Ford has quit making the parts and I don't know where to begin looking,
what to call them, etc<

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From: kb9odg.mark juno.com
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2000 02:15:12 -0500
Subject: Re: U Joints

I personally am a fam of the sealed non-greasable U-joints.  My reasoning
is that there is no zerk to break off and let the grease excape, and they
don't have a hole in the center of them to act as a possible weak point.
And if I forget to grease them, no biggie, cause I can't.

just my $0.02

- Mark Reimers KB9ODG
'66 Bronco 5.0L and AOD, 3.5" suspension lift, 3" body lift, 35" tires
...
'87 F-150 XLT 4x2 300 I-6, 4-speed, straight pipe ...

"Don't let go of that youthfull soul.  Despite body and mind your youth
will never die."  - Creed


> Ok I have replaced U joints every year on my 90 Bronco. All the
> heavdy duty
> joints that I can buy are non-greasable.  Where can you but HD
> greasable U
> joints?????
>
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From: kb9odg.mark juno.com
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2000 02:11:19 -0500
Subject: Re: Power steering bracket bushings

Del,

I know exactly what your looking for.  I just put two of those in my
heads on my '88 5.0L going in my Bronco.  Those plugs are indeed still
available.  I just bought two from my local Ford dealer about a week and
a half ago.  I was even supprised to know that it was around $5 for both
plugs.  Just go to your Ford dealer.

- Mark Reimers KB9ODG
'66 Bronco 5.0L and AOD, 3.5" suspension lift, 3" body lift, 35" tires
...
'87 F-150 XLT 4x2 300 I-6, 4-speed, straight pipe ...

"Don't let go of that youthfull soul.  Despite body and mind your youth
will never die."  - Creed


> Hello.
> My mechanic is in the process of installing a built 351W into my '83
> F150
> 4X4 Flareside.  In order to mount the p.s. brackets, a 5/8" coarse
> threaded
> bushing (about a 1/2" long) is inserted, then a bolt that is 7/16"
> coarse
> threaded is inserted through the bracket and screwed into the inner
> 7/16"
> hole of the bushing.
> The problem is that the old bushings are rusted into the old
> engine(head?)
> and Ford has quit making the parts and I don't know where to begin
> looking,
> what to call them, etc.  My mechanic is pretty resourceful, but
> hasn't been
> able to locate any of them anywhere.  I'm just checking to see if
> anyone
> knows where we might find some (two) before we have to make them.
> Thanks.
> ____________
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From: "Greg and Tanya" <gsage telusplanet.net>
Subject: Re: Source for Replacement body panels
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2000 11:01:46 -0600


Any Canadian distributors you know of?

Greg


From: "Travis Moore" <webdoc arkansas.net>
Subject: Re: Source for Replacement body panels
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 00:27:06 -0500

Steve,

Try http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.millsupply.com.  They will send you a free catalog and price
list.

Doc



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Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2000 15:40:26 -0500
From: Ezekial <ezekial mmind.net>
Subject: Re: Aluminum Drive Shaft

My 88 F-150 did this the whole time I had it and the time my grandpa had
it. Never got worse or caused any problems. And only done it whenever
you shifted between reverse and drive. While you staying in a either
reverse or drive it would not make the sound anymore. I would just let
it be and spend that 200 bucks on something else :)

>Anybody had a problem with these?  Mine makes a "clicking" sound, sort
>of like metal fatigue when I reverse the direction of torque through it.
>Drive shaft shop says there are swedged connections in it, and wants to
>build me an all steel one for about $200.  Before I spend the cash,
>however, I'd like to know that this isn't "normal" for the breed.

--

Ezekial (Derrick)
93 F-150 4x4, 351, SC, SB
66 Fastback Stang, 289HP, 4sp
96 Conv. Stang, 3.8, lil add ons
www2.mmind.net/ezekial/

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From: "Tim Clevenger" <tclevenger hotmail.com>
Subject: R-134a kits?
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2000 16:19:59 PDT

Hi all,

I was walking the local Walmart, and noticed that there's an R-134a retrofit
kit selling for $35.  This kit claims to contain all of the parts necessary
to convert "nearly any automotive" R-12 system to R-134a, including seals,
oil and two pounds of refrigerant.

The  box doesn't list any makes or models, and appears to indicate that any
person can convert their R-12 system in minutes.  Since the R-12 system in
my '85 F-250 is discharged, I was looking at possibly biting the bullet and
switching to R-134a.  Has anybody tried this kit?  What issues am I looking
at?

Thanks.

Tim Clevenger
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