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80-96-list Digest Sun, 05 Nov 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 235

In This Issue:
Bronco II rear end
Re: EZ-locker
Lifting a 96 F150
Power steering question/problem
ADMIN: Your truck on the official Ford web site!
Re: tire size
Wheel bearing question(s)
Re: tire size
ADMIN: Opportunities with Ford Truck Enthusiasts!

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Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 19:00:25 -0800 (PST)
From: Chuck Badger <chuckbadger yahoo.com>
Subject: Bronco II rear end

I have seen several web sites that sell kits for
rebuilding rear ends.  My 84 BII presently has a
limited slip rear end with 120k, that sounds like the
clutch packs are reaching the end of their useful
life.  How difficult is it for a person with
mechanical skills to use one of these kits and rebuild
their own rear end?  I have rebuilt engines, gear
boxes, and numerous other things, having spent 4 years
as a diesel/heavy equipment mechanic before I joined
the Navy.

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From: kb9odg.mark juno.com
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2000 21:34:43 -0600
Subject: Re: EZ-locker

I can say that my dad and I put one of the origional ones in the back of
a '93 Ranger with the 4.0 that saw lots of heavy towing.  Well, that and
I drive the hell out of that thing.  We took it out right before we sold
it, and we couldn't see any signs of major wear.  We probably had that
locker in there for about 3 to 4 years too.  The only thing I didn't like
about it was the way it sounded when it unlocked.  But I guess they might
have fixed that with the new design.

- Mark Reimers KB9ODG
'66 Bronco 5.0L and AOD, 3.5" susp. 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

On Sun, Mr. Terence Underwood wrote:
> I'm considering the installation of an EZ-locker in my Bronco.  I
> know this
> locker isn't as durable as a 'real' locker, but I only off-road 2-3
> times a
> year.  I will never use tires larger than 32", and intend to leave
> the
> 3.55/3.54 stock gears.
>
> Anyone had a bad experience with the EZ on a basically stock Bronco
> or F150?
> I just can't afford to install an Auburn LSD or Detroit locker right
> now,
> and am really tired of the open diff setup.
>
> Any input would be greatly appreciated!
>
> Terence Underwood
> terenceu1 prodigy.net
>
>
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Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 05:14:11 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul Rozell <prozell yahoo.com>
Subject: Lifting a 96 F150

To the brain trust of the list,
I am in the process of putting a body lift on my 96 F150 SC to gain clearance for tires. I
currently have the bed lifted and am working on the cab. Are there any helpful hints tips or
pointers that may help. I realize that allot of members of the list do not like body lifts, but in
the short term and in consideration of cost this is the easiest and least expensive alternative.
Upon lifting the body is there any thing to alter etc?!?!?!

Thanks for your Help,
Paul
96 F150 SC 5.0



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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Power steering question/problem
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 08:45:45 -0700

Greetings all,

I have been working on the front brakes, bearings, and tie rod end of my
truck recently and discovered that there was fluid coming out of the power
steering somewhere.  A bit of observation showed that it was coming out of
the fill opening of the pump.  The front wheels are up off the ground and
turning the wheel is easy.  When I hit the extreme left (I think that was
the direction), then the fluid level rises up and over the level of the fill
neck.  Is this normal?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Chip

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Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 11:52:50 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Your truck on the official Ford web site!

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Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 09:11:34 -0800 (PST)
From: Derek Whiteside <derekw rocketmail.com>
Subject: Re: tire size

Paul:

You don't say whether you have 2 or 4wd. It makes a difference.

I recently put wide tires on my 92 F150 XLT 4x2; It has the optional
7.5 inch wide chrome wheels. The size of the wheel is stamped on the
inside of the wheel; I can see it from the outside looking through the
holes in the outside of the wheel.

Anyhow, I ended up putting 275-60/15 dunlops all around on my truck.
They fit great, but are the very widest that the 7.5 inch rims will
hold. They already bulge out from the edge of the rim because of the
difference between tire width and rim width. By my calculations, the
275 tires are about 10.8 inches wide. They do rub a tiny bit at full
lock, but that is on a flat frame component, not the fenders or
anything. I suspect wider rims would fix this. I personally just don't
go all the way to full lock. ;)

So, that's something about the widest tires. My tires are not tall at
all, so I can't help you with that.

cheers,

Derek Whiteside
Albany, OR


--- Paul Rozell <prozell yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am looking into tires for my f150, and on the diferent sites it
> list sizes that I am use to like
> 235/75 r 15, they also list sizes like 30x9.50R15L. The standard
> lettering I am used to but the
> 30x numbers I am not. I have a 96 F150 with factory chrome rims, what
> is the largest diameter and
> width that I can go with??? Has anbody else on the list done this.
>
> Paul
>
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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Wheel bearing question(s)
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 12:22:37 -0700

Greetings,

I recently replaced and repacked the front wheel bearings on my F-250 4x4
and am wondering if I did it properly.  The manuals that I have don't
mention the procedure for adjusting the bearings for my axle and the
procedures are so different that you can't just pick some in between range
thing.

Here's the first set of questions -- Should I put a bunch of grease in the
space between the bearing races?  If so, why?  More like if I do, how does
the grease in that space get into the bearings?

The second set is the actual adjustment procedure.  I have a Spicer 50 front
axle and IFS.  I tightened the lock nut to 50ft-lbs. and backed off 45
degrees.  I haven't put a dial indicator on it yet though.  Is this the
right procedure, or am I way off base?

Thanks in advance,

Chip

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Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 14:10:56 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul Rozell <prozell yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: tire size

Derek,
My truck is a 4x2 with a 3" body lift(couldn't afford the suspension lift) I am looking for
mud/snow tires and wanted to no how tall I could go as well as wide. My truck has the chrome spoke
type factory Ford wheels. Currently my truck is running 255 70/R15's. I was hoping someone had
esperience with the taller type mud/snow tires. My experience is with "street" tires.


Paul
96 F150 SC 5.0


--- Derek Whiteside <derekw rocketmail.com> wrote:
> Paul:
>
> You don't say whether you have 2 or 4wd. It makes a difference.
>
> I recently put wide tires on my 92 F150 XLT 4x2; It has the optional
> 7.5 inch wide chrome wheels. The size of the wheel is stamped on the
> inside of the wheel; I can see it from the outside looking through the
> holes in the outside of the wheel.
>
> Anyhow, I ended up putting 275-60/15 dunlops all around on my truck.
> They fit great, but are the very widest that the 7.5 inch rims will
> hold. They already bulge out from the edge of the rim because of the
> difference between tire width and rim width. By my calculations, the
> 275 tires are about 10.8 inches wide. They do rub a tiny bit at full
> lock, but that is on a flat frame component, not the fenders or
> anything. I suspect wider rims would fix this. I personally just don't
> go all the way to full lock. ;)
>
> So, that's something about the widest tires. My tires are not tall at
> all, so I can't help you with that.
>
> cheers,
>
> Derek Whiteside
> Albany, OR
>
>
> --- Paul Rozell <prozell yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I am looking into tires for my f150, and on the diferent sites it
> > list sizes that I am use to like
> > 235/75 r 15, they also list sizes like 30x9.50R15L. The standard
> > lettering I am used to but the
> > 30x numbers I am not. I have a 96 F150 with factory chrome rims, what
> > is the largest diameter and
> > width that I can go with??? Has anbody else on the list done this.
> >
> > Paul
> >
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Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2000 23:21:52 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Opportunities with Ford Truck Enthusiasts!

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