I just joined this list a few days ago. I've been mostly lurking on the '61
- '79 list for 2 or 3 years now. A couple of months ago I bought a very low
mileage '88 Bronco for my wife to commute in. Someday it'll be my toy when
she's done racking up the miles. This is my first stab at fuel injection
ownership and maintenance. I've been reading a book on Ford fuel injection.
I'm committed to making the transition into modern automobile maintenance.
Is an '88 Bronco considered modern by anyone else's standards? <g>
'78 F-250 4x4
I should think your '80 must have a full floating Dana 60 rear axle like my
'78 does. If that's the case, then it's actually an easier job than on a
lighter duty rear axle. If you've ever done front wheel bearings, then it's
pretty much the same.
First you unbolt the axle shaft flange and pull the axle shaft out. Then
remove the wheel bearing locknut and pull the hub and bearings off the
spindle. If memory serves, the seal is in the back of the hub.
'78 F-250 4x4
> >I recently got a 1980 F-250 and started fixing the rear brakes on Sunday.
> >When I got the drums off, the inside was totally covered with black
> > that smelled of gear oil not brake fluid.
> >I believe that the problem is the seals around the axles, and am writing
> >mainly to ask about what sort of job this is to fix. Am I in for an
I have had extensive experience with water injection and have found it to be
quite beneficial. Two cas histories follow.
1) 66 Mustang with 280 cid and 2 barrel carb.
A water injection system purchased from Shucks, (Made by Holly I think), was
installed in about 1977 with about 120 000 miles on the engine. The system is
still in service today and has not required maintenance. The vehicle was the
front line family car until 1991 and was relegated to secondary/standbuy
service at that time. The vehicle has a little over 200 000 miles on it now.
The solution, for injection was 1/3 methanol and 2/3 deionized or distilled
water. (The alcohol was added only for freeze protection) softened water
won't work. The sodium content is to high and is corrosives
2) 65 GMC PU with 327 cid engine and 2 barrel carb.
The same Shucks system was installed on this vehicle. This vehicle was used
to pull a 3500# travel trailer in hilly terrain and again the system
performed well and without maintenance or engine damage for about 80 000
miles. One hill that was traveled many times was 12 minutes long at about 60
mph with "Hammer down" all the way.
Hang in there!
Dick from Kent
Hey, I am sure that I'm not the only one with this problem: the
intermittent wiper setting doesn't work. Is it fixable, or do I have to
replace the whole multi-function switch and/or circuit board controller?
And while we're on the subject of wipers & such, does anyone have problems
with clogging in the washer jets? I was thinking the previous owner must
have put sand in the reservoir or something, but it's been 25,000 miles
since I bought it, and I've still got problems. I've tried flushing,
blowing it out, draining it backward, and I'm on my third set of jets, but
Thanks for the help,
Bill Wagner in British Columbia
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