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80-96-list Digest Sat, 30 Sep 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 206

In This Issue:
Re: 95 250 4x help needed
Front Bumper
Re: 95 250 4x help needed
460 suggestions
Re: Front Bumper
Anybody on this list in the Bakersfield, CA area?
dual batteries on F-150
Re: 95 250 4x help needed
1 barell carb manufacturer opinion.
F-350 options
4x4 help

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Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 21:44:14 -0500
From: Ezekial <ezekial mmind.net>
Subject: Re: 95 250 4x help needed

Sounds like you need new front hubs. They are very easy to install with
just a few common tools. To save money and lock in better I would just
go down to the parts store and get a set of warn manual hubs. I had to
do this to my 93 just a few months ago and have been please since.

> Needing the wisdom of the list. Needed to use my 4 x to get out of the back
> 40 only to find out that the shift on the fly hubs were not locking in.There
> is a clicking sound coming from the front but due to the noise from the
> diesel motor I can,to tell if it is coming from one  of the hubs or the
> front end.I have used the 4x very little. Is this a common problem ? is
> there a simple test/fix ? where is a good 4x shop in Atlanta?


--

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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Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 21:44:54 -0500
From: Ezekial <ezekial mmind.net>
Subject: Front Bumper

Hay guys,
I had a slight collision with a (now) totaled dodge small car thing.
Anyways, now I need a new bumper. I am really interested in the Warn
Enforcer but the $700 is what is making me hesitant. I feel that its way
to much. I am interested in basically any aftermarket, high quality, and
bad a$$ bumper. I am very open to custom built bumpers also, in fact I
am contemplating buying some steel and teaching myself to weld...
besides a friend wants to the same thing with his tj.. especially since
new wheels and tires are soon for him and won't bolt up on the rear
hanger...

anyways I will appreciate all ideas!
I have been scouring the net for several hours and haven't found
anything.

--

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: "Radoje Spasojevic" <rspasoje mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: 95 250 4x help needed
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 20:10:37 -0700

Do you have push-button 4WD?  If so the clicking you are hearing is coming
from the shift control solenoids and not the hubs.  AN easy way to test
which hub is locked (unless you have a front locker...) is to put it in 4WD,
and then get underneath, reach through the back of the knuckle and try and
spin the shaft by hand.  If it will spin the hub is not engaged.

Radoje Spasojevic
"Nerves of Steel, Brains of Chipmunk"
'90XLT-351W-AOD-BW1356-Dana44-Ford8.8(Lockright)-3.55
'83Custom-300-Clark4spd-NP208-Dana44-Ford8.8"-3.08
'76F-250 Crew Cab-390FE-NP435-NP205-Dana 60-Dana 60-4.10
'87Eddie Bauer-No engine-No tranny-No t-case-No axles-No front clip
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.2bigbroncos.org
--Rubicon tested--
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From: onion <onionman worldnet.att.net>
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com <80-96-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2000 5:22 PM
Subject: [80-96-list] 95 250 4x help needed


>Needing the wisdom of the list. Needed to use my 4 x to get out of the back
>40 only to find out that the shift on the fly hubs were not locking
in.There
>is a clicking sound coming from the front but due to the noise from the
>diesel motor I can,to tell if it is coming from one  of the hubs or the
>front end.I have used the 4x very little. Is this a common problem ? is
>there a simple test/fix ? where is a good 4x shop in Atlanta?
>
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Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 21:07:45 -0600
From: Andrew Antipas <aantipas sopris.net>
Subject: 460 suggestions

I have a 1985 F350 crewcab 4x4 with a 460 and 4spd. The engine has the
factory 4 barrel carb, air pump and egr valve. No factory catalysts.
Don't know if Ford was able to do that on all their light trucks. The
engine/truck has 125,000 miles on it. Does not burn oil, appears to has
good oil pressure and runs well. However, there is a tappet making some
noise for the first 20 minutes or so after a cold start up and then it
goes away. I'm assuming a lifter is loosing pressure. Tried some engine
additive with no change.

Should I be rebuilding the engine soon? Or, could I pull the intake and
valve train and replace the lifters? How many more miles can I expect
out of this engine? Thanks!

If it is time for a rebuild what would be your recommendations for
upgrades. Intake, cam, carb, headers? Right now it is all stock under
the hood and I could use some more power here in the Rocky Mountains. I
tow a 20 foot enclosed car trailer or, haul a cab over camper, and
sometimes both.

Thanks, Andy


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Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 20:50:09 -0700
From: Bob Kennedy <bobkennedy uswest.net>
Subject: Re: Front Bumper

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.kenmtn.com/

These guys have a great product. I've got it on my '86, a picture is here:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.superford.org/cgi-bin/sf.cgi?uid=default&vr2=1&ID=311

And it's a good deal cheaper than the Warn.

Bob


Ezekial wrote:

> Hay guys,
> I had a slight collision with a (now) totaled dodge small car thing.
> Anyways, now I need a new bumper. I am really interested in the Warn
> Enforcer but the $700 is what is making me hesitant. I feel that its way
> to much. I am interested in basically any aftermarket, high quality, and
> bad a$$ bumper. I am very open to custom built bumpers also, in fact I
> am contemplating buying some steel and teaching myself to weld...
> besides a friend wants to the same thing with his tj.. especially since
> new wheels and tires are soon for him and won't bolt up on the rear
> hanger...
>
> anyways I will appreciate all ideas!
> I have been scouring the net for several hours and haven't found
> anything.
>
> --
>
> 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/
> =============================================================
> To  unsubscribe:   www.ford-trucks.com/mailinglist.html#item3
> Please remove this footer when replying.

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86XLT/5.0/AOD/8.8/D44 4.56 Detroit/EZ, 36x12.50x16.5, 6"/0"



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From: "Jerry Godsey" <godzilla51 prodigy.net>
Subject: Anybody on this list in the Bakersfield, CA area?
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 22:43:34 -0700

Is anybody in the Bakersfield, CA area?  My 88 F-150 is in Delano with a
fried 300 motor.  I have access to a mechanic and a few bucks, but I am
looking for a used motor I can get put in pretty quickly.  I am going back
north (I am in Imperial Valley now, six hours south) on October 13,14 and
would like to drive it home.  Any leads on a motor I can bolt in (could be a
v-8 too, if it will mate up easily), would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Jerry Godsey
godzilla51 prodigy.net



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From: DTrowbridge webtv.net (David Trowbridge)
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 00:46:59 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: dual batteries on F-150

yesterday i takled the job of insalling a dual battery system on my 85
F-150.  i ran a 95 amp dual battery isolator, 650 CCA main battery, and
500 CCA secondary battery.  i installed this system because i currently
have a secondary electric fan, beefy car amp, and HELLA Comet 550's and
i plan on adding more electrical devices later on.  all of the wires
were upgraded to 4 gauge and the alternator wire was also upgraded to 4
gauge.

since i did this, the charging gauge has stayed dead center and my
lights have stayed nice and bright even at idle while in gear!  i feel
this will really help increase the life span of my alternator!  anyone
who has an older truck, i would highly recomend at least upgrading the
factory ground and power wires like many have recomended to me.  it will
really help!

David
85 F-150 300 I6  C4 3 speed auto


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From: b-khanson juno.com
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 15:31:55 -0500
Subject: Re: 95 250 4x help needed

From: "onion" <onionman worldnet.att.net>
Subject: 95 250 4x help needed

>  find out that the shift on the fly hubs were not
>  locking in.  There is a clicking sound coming
>  from the front

The auto-locking hubs are not "shift-on-the-fly".

To engage them, you have to shift into 4 wheel
drive while standing still.  Once engaged, you can
shift in and out of 4WD on the fly...so long as the
hubs remain engaged.

To disengage the hubs, shift into 2WD and back
up for 10-20 feet.

The clicking noise could be from an unengaged
and/or broken auto-locking hub.  (My personal
preference is for manual-locking hubs.)

Bruce Hanson
'86 F-150
'66 Bronco
Apple Valley, MN

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From: MRStace84 aol.com
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 18:38:50 EDT
Subject: 1 barell carb manufacturer opinion.

Hello List.

Have any of you had any experience with remanufactured 1 bbl carbs that were
good?  If so what company remanufactured them?  The experience that I've had
is not good, usually the carbs have missing parts, bad parts,  etc..  Or do
any of you know of a place where one can actually purchase 'new' not reman 1
barrell carbs?

Thanks,
Stacy Fisher
84 F150 4x4
98 Ranger XLT 4x4

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Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 18:45:53 -0500
From: Zach Collard <zdc497s smsu.edu>
Subject: F-350 options

I have a 92' F-250 with a 351. It has a five speed manual and a 4.10 rear end.
Around town I get 13 mpg (K&N air filter) on the highway I get 15 mpg.
Acceleration is not great but doesn't suck either.  You're just not going to
race any camareo and get away with it. As far as towing the truck pulled a
12,000 lb fifth wheel a bout four times a year for 6 years. It pulled fine on
level ground but if you hit a serious hill you would be doing 45 in third all
the way up. However, keep in mind this was a heavy ass trailer. So if you
don't plan on serious hauling, maybe the occasional boat or something, you'll
be fine with a 351. Its the gears that make all the difference.

>In a message dated 09/28/2000 11:47:14 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>listar ford-trucks.com writes:
><< From: Paul Rozell <prozell yahoo.com>
>Subject: F350 opinion
>Hi All,
>Just wanted to get some opinions on a 1995 F350. I am looking at an F350 W/
>crewcab. single rear
>wheel with a 351 motor. I do not do alot of heavy duty hauling at this
>point. I wanted to see what
>the rest of your opinions might be.
>thanks,
>Paul Rozell
>65 F100 460 C6
>96 F150 SC 5.0


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From: "onion" <onionman worldnet.att.net>
Subject: 4x4 help
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 22:01:41 -0400

Thanks for the replies. Will replace the hubs with a set of warn manuals.
hope that is all that is broke.
Onion


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