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80-96-list Digest Sat, 25 Nov 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 246

In This Issue:
Re: 4x4 hub switching
Re: 4x4 hub switching
89 2WD Lift kit?
Re: 89 2WD Lift kit?
Re: 4x4 hub switching
Re: aluminum welding
How to get a rise from your S.O.

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From: b-khanson juno.com
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2000 21:31:03 -0600
Subject: Re: 4x4 hub switching


>  From: "tstaples wpi.edu" <tstaples WPI.EDU>

>  I have a 1990 ford F250 4x4 truck that has the type of hubs that you
>  need to get out of the truck and turn the switch on the front wheels
in
>  order to get in and out of 4x4 mode

>  I was wondering how badly it would hurt the truck if i were to just
>  leave it in 4x4 mode and only have to shift on the floor when iwanted
>  to use it.

Lock 'em in the fall, unlock 'em in the spring.  The convenience/safety
of being able to shift into 4WD at will far outweighs the slight increase
in wear of the front drive components and slight loss of fuel economy.
(I'm not sure that either is significant enough to be measured.)

You don't want to be running in 4WD on dry pavement, puts a REAL
stress on the driveline.  But running with the front hubs engaged and
ready for action is my preferred winter mode.

Bruce Hanson
Apple Valley, MN

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From: "Mark Gagnon" <MGAGNON ec.rr.com>
Subject: Re: 4x4 hub switching
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 15:10:13 -0500

I would not recommend that unless you have a bunch of extra money for gas &
tires. Unlocking your hubs saves wear & tear on your front end parts, tires
and gas mileage. Maybe you could consider a conversion to automatic hubs?
Just my 2 cents,
Mark

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>  From: "tstaples wpi.edu" <tstaples WPI.EDU>

>  I have a 1990 ford F250 4x4 truck that has the type of hubs that you
>  need to get out of the truck and turn the switch on the front wheels
in
>  order to get in and out of 4x4 mode

>  I was wondering how badly it would hurt the truck if i were to just
>  leave it in 4x4 mode and only have to shift on the floor when iwanted
>  to use it.

Lock 'em in the fall, unlock 'em in the spring.  The convenience/safety
of being able to shift into 4WD at will far outweighs the slight increase
in wear of the front drive components and slight loss of fuel economy.
(I'm not sure that either is significant enough to be measured.)

You don't want to be running in 4WD on dry pavement, puts a REAL
stress on the driveline.  But running with the front hubs engaged and
ready for action is my preferred winter mode.

Bruce Hanson
Apple Valley, MN
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From: "Jerry Godsey" <godzilla51 prodigy.net>
Subject: 89 2WD Lift kit?
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 14:12:09 -0800

Does anybody have any experience doing a 2" lift on the suspenion of a 88 or
89 F-150?
I have already put a 2" body lift, but now I am looking at a small suspenion
lift, too.  Any help on things to watch out for or places to buy would be
appreciated.
Blessings,
Jerry Godsey
www.geocities.com/view_from_pew
88 F-150
95 Aerostar
89 Escort GT
66 VW Beetle
Imperial, CA


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From: "Radoje Spasojevic" <rspasoje mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: 89 2WD Lift kit?
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 14:35:14 -0800

Fabritech makes some 2WD lift kits, you might want to chack them out, not
sure if they have a web site though...

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
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From: Jerry Godsey <godzilla51 prodigy.net>
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Date: Sunday, November 26, 2000 2:18 PM
Subject: [80-96-list] 89 2WD Lift kit?


>Does anybody have any experience doing a 2" lift on the suspenion of a 88
or
>89 F-150?
>I have already put a 2" body lift, but now I am looking at a small
suspenion
>lift, too.  Any help on things to watch out for or places to buy would be
>appreciated.
>Blessings,
>Jerry Godsey
>www.geocities.com/view_from_pew
>88 F-150
>95 Aerostar
>89 Escort GT
>66 VW Beetle
>Imperial, CA
>
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From: "Jason Derra" <derrar internetcds.com>
Subject: Re: 4x4 hub switching
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 16:29:05 -0800



> I would not recommend that unless you have a bunch of extra money for gas
&
> tires.
I lost an average of 1/2 mpg by running with the hubs locked (2WD).  The
tires don't wear any differently because there is no power being sent to
them.  They actually drive the gears, not the other way around.

> Maybe you could consider a conversion to automatic hubs?
Auto hubs would be the last resort.  They suck... for lack of a better way
of putting it. On the first snow storm of the year, I pulled into the
driveway in 2wd when I came home.  When I went to leave the next morning,
one wheel had froze to the ground and the other just spun.  I pulled the
transfer case into 4 wheel and it still just sat there.  Stuck in my own
driveway!!! It was pathetic.  I'm buying the Warn hub conversion as soon as
I can get over the $160 price tag.  Unless someone wants to trade some 3
bolt Dana 50/ 60 manual hubs for for my automatics.

Jason
'69 Bronco 5.0 HO EFI, NP435
'96 F250 Ext Cab 4WD Powerstroke
"As fast as necessary, as slow as possible"



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From: Spruce1495 aol.com
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 19:25:43 EST
Subject: Re: aluminum welding


Years ago I had some pretty good luck with "Eutectic" brand aluminum rods. It
is a trick to keep the heat consistent, but with some practice it works.

Bill in KY



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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: How to get a rise from your S.O.
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 09:29:01 -0700


I think I'm going to replace the frame on the truck.

-- worked for me. :-)

Chip

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