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80-96-list Digest Tue, 14 Nov 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 239

In This Issue:
Re: swing away tire carrier
1978 Ford Bronco Question
Fuel Gauge - '85 Bronco
Love my Block Heater!!!
Re: Love my Block Heater!!!
Re: Fuel Gauge - '85 Bronco
Re: Fuel Gauge - '85 Bronco
EFI VANS Re: truck won't idle

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From: "Terence Underwood" <terenceu1 prodigy.net>
Subject: Re: swing away tire carrier
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 13:11:06 -0600

Broncos that came from the factory with the swing-away carrier are
reinforced on the back side of the right side quarter panel.  Not sure
exactly how, but I think there's a plate welded on.

If you can get to the back side of your F-250's quarter, you may be able to
do the same thing...

Terence Underwood
terenceu1 prodigy.net

'95 Bronco EB/351W/E4OD/BW1356/8.8 3.55 open/tow pack.
'94 Probe GT/K&N cone/Dunlop SP5000/Redline lubed

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[mailto:80-96-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Chris Hedemark
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 12:14 PM
To: '80-96-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: [80-96-list] swing away tire carrier


Howdy,

I've got two Ford trucks.  My daily driver is a 1990 Bronco XLT.  My basket
case is a 1987 F250 (2WD).  Somehow the F250 came into my care without a
spare tire or spare tire carrier.  Rather than put the spare tire under the
bed, I'd like to use a swingaway spare tire carrier like what I have on my
Bronco.  This will leave room under the bed for an extended range rear gas
tank.

I'm wondering if anyone here has put a swingaway spare tire carrier off of a
Bronco onto an F series pickup.  Does the bracketry screw directly into the
sheetmetal or is there something behind the sheetmetal to help fortify it?
Just wondering if it is as easy as it looks.  I've never seen anyone else do
it before which is why I have to wonder.

Thanks,
Chris
(see my Bronco at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://yonderway.com)
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From: JeepNut1386 aol.com
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 16:11:30 EST
Subject: 1978 Ford Bronco Question


Anyone know the track on a 78 Ford Bronco?

Jeremy



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From: "Randy Selby" <selbyrk npoint.net>
Subject: Fuel Gauge - '85 Bronco
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 18:51:21 -0600

Having a problem with the fuel gauge on my '85 Full-size Bronco. Gauge
barely reads above empty, and will not go higher even with more gas.
Checked voltage to sender - 5V with key on. Have good ground at other
sender wire. Shouldn't this be 12V? Is there a voltage regulator for the
guages? Any suggestions?

Randy Selby
'50 F-1
'85 Bronco

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From: "Dave Harmier" <dharmier pdq.net>
Subject: Love my Block Heater!!!
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 19:24:09 -0600


I've taken to plugging the Beast in like a religion. Now a couple 40ish mornings, and she lites right off and doesn't need to fast idle, and has heat relatively quick as well. I highly recommend one, even for a gas engine!

A question about the 91. The left turn signal will not stay engaged. The right works correctly, as well as the horn, and the cruise. How much trouble is it to fix?

Last, the Beast came to me with new Kumho tires. About a week ago, one failed spectacularly! Kablewy! Flap Flap etc. Always had a weird feeling tire, I guess that was the one. Gotta love that Knapheide Service Body! Not a mark on it, but my low mount taillight was slapped to bits! Now there's a Pirelli Norseman at that position.
I'll let ya know how it wears and grips.

Dave H.
Houston
90 F-350 Crew Diesel (The BEAST)
91 F-150 SC LWB 5.8 (Dads)
92 F-150 SC SWB 5.0 (Sisters)


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Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 21:12:13 -0500
From: S Spaulding <ss80xt worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Love my Block Heater!!!

Dave,

Is the Pirelli Norseman the same as the old Armstrong Norseman?  I
always liked that tread pattern.

Steve

Dave Harmier wrote:
>
> I've taken to plugging the Beast in like a religion. Now a couple 40ish mornings, and she lites right off and doesn't need to fast idle, and has heat relatively quick as well. I highly recommend one, even for a gas engine!
>
> A question about the 91. The left turn signal will not stay engaged. The right works correctly, as well as the horn, and the cruise. How much trouble is it to fix?
>
> Last, the Beast came to me with new Kumho tires. About a week ago, one failed spectacularly! Kablewy! Flap Flap etc. Always had a weird feeling tire, I guess that was the one. Gotta love that Knapheide Service Body! Not a mark on it, but my low mount taillight was slapped to bits! Now there's a Pirelli Norseman at that position.
> I'll let ya know how it wears and grips.
>
> Dave H.
> Houston
> 90 F-350 Crew Diesel (The BEAST)
> 91 F-150 SC LWB 5.8 (Dads)
> 92 F-150 SC SWB 5.0 (Sisters)
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Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 08:07:21 -0800
From: Steve Randa <sranda ch-advertising.com>
Subject: Re: Fuel Gauge - '85 Bronco

It's probably your sender in your tank. I've had to replace a couple on
two different vehicles. The tank sender has a small resistance wire
that's continuously rubbed up and down on by the float arm. Chances are
it's been worn through in an area.

Steve Randa


Randy Selby wrote:
>
> Having a problem with the fuel gauge on my '85 Full-size Bronco. Gauge
> barely reads above empty, and will not go higher even with more gas.
> Checked voltage to sender - 5V with key on. Have good ground at other
> sender wire. Shouldn't this be 12V? Is there a voltage regulator for the
> guages? Any suggestions?
>
> Randy Selby
> '50 F-1
> '85 Bronco
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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Re: Fuel Gauge - '85 Bronco
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 08:38:45 -0700

Another possibility is that the float arm got wedged on a projection/stop in
the sender  That's happened to me before.  This would keep the arm below the
gas level.  Regardless, you have to take the sender out to fix that too.

Chip

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Randa [mailto:sranda ch-advertising.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 9:07 AM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [80-96-list] Re: Fuel Gauge - '85 Bronco
>
>
> It's probably your sender in your tank. I've had to replace a
> couple on
> two different vehicles. The tank sender has a small resistance wire
> that's continuously rubbed up and down on by the float arm.
> Chances are
> it's been worn through in an area.
>
> Steve Randa
>
>
> Randy Selby wrote:
> >
> > Having a problem with the fuel gauge on my '85 Full-size
> Bronco. Gauge
> > barely reads above empty, and will not go higher even with more gas.
> > Checked voltage to sender - 5V with key on. Have good
> ground at other
> > sender wire. Shouldn't this be 12V? Is there a voltage
> regulator for the
> > guages? Any suggestions?
> >
> > Randy Selby
> > '50 F-1
> > '85 Bronco
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From: "Vic Erwin" <vic webdigs.com>
Subject: EFI VANS Re: truck won't idle
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 11:17:24 -0600

Re: truck won't idle:  Thanks!

just wanted to thank those who replied. was, in fact, the
air bypass valve. runs like a champ now, starts up and
doesn't die, even in this chilly weather. just need to lower
the idle a hair - its just over 1000rpm.

question: what year did ford introduce EFI on the 5.8
E-vans?

-vic



<original post follows>

I've got 90 f150 w/5.0 EFI and am having the following
problem.

when I first start the truck it kills at idle, and has even
been killing
the first few times I stop too. after it gets good and warm
its been
doing fine, until recently. its started giving out randomly
at idle -
like this morning at the grocery store when I took my foot
off the gas
and cut the wheel hard to get into a space. having this
thing go out in
the middle of turning and losing the power steering isn't
much fun.

any ideas?

-vic


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