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80-96-list Digest Wed, 14 Feb 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 032

In This Issue:
Wheels and tires.
Re: Wheels and tires.
Re: Hesitations
Re: Wheels and tires.
Re: Wheels and tires.
Tail light bargain
Dual tank switch question
Re: Dual tank switch question
Re: Dual tank switch question
Re: Wheels and tires.
Re: Wheels and tires.

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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 07:00:36 -0600 (CST)
From: Michael Whities <bigmike netdoor.com>
Subject: Wheels and tires.



I'm thinking about purchasing some new tires and rims for my 93 Ford F-150
XLT. I seen a 00-01" Rouch" truck on a lot the other day and I feel in
love with the tires and rims on there. I looked to see what size the tire
was and it was a 295/45/18. So, I'm guessing the 18 means an 18 inch rim.
Would anyone have an idea if that the same size 18 would fit on my
93? Maybe the size of the "off set" that I would need to get? Any info
will be greatly appreciated.

Michael

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From: Lwskywalk aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 09:02:08 EST
Subject: Re: Wheels and tires.

no it wont the bolt pattern for the 97 and up is metric which means 135mm and
the 82-96 bolt pattern is 5 on 5 1/2 tried it it wont work sorry

luke



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From: "David Penney" <dspenney hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Hesitations
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 14:28:54 -0000



Add my name to the list of victims of the infamous Ford ignition module
failures....a couple of weeks ago over the weekend I noticed that the 300 I6
engine in my '84 F-150 equipped with the EEC-1V ECM would occasionally
hesitate regardless of the speed that I was driving, but only after the
engine warmed up a bit. When I shut the engine down, at home fortunately,
theTFI module expired ...I guess because of heat soaking.

In the 84' with the EEC-IV the TFI module is located on the base of the
distributor very near to the block. This appeared to be the original TFI
module and this truck has about 160 Kmiles on it.  A replacement TFI module
ran about $100 here in Illinois.

Dave Penney

84 F-150 with 300I^



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From: BoxCowboy aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 14:58:04 EST
Subject: Re: Wheels and tires.


Hey Micheal,

If your looking for some nice wheels for your truck check out American
Racing, I think its americanracing.com.  I know they rims for low profile
tires, and they fit the 8 bolt pattern on my 96 f-350.

Nate

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From: FLR150 aol.com
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 15:01:36 EST
Subject: Re: Wheels and tires.

Mike,
There is a company on the net selling the new style wheels drilled for our 5
x 5 1/2 lugged trucks. I cant remember the company, but they advertise in MM&
FF magazine. If I can find it, I'll post it here for all to peruse.


Better to be a racer for a moment, than a spectator for a lifetime
Later,
Wayne Foy
94 Flareside SC
ClubFTE #
NLOC #484
2000 #4 Top Truck
1999 #2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA
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ICQ#58060858



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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Tail light bargain
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 13:42:19 -0700


Greetings all,

I just picked up the tail lights for my truck that I ordered from Murphy's
autobody parts (www.murphysautobodyparts.com).  They look nice and are just
what I ordered.  I paid $6.99 each for them plus $10 for shipping, making a
total of $23.98 for two brand new tail lights.  Compare that with about $48
from the dealer and $25 from the junk yard for only ONE tail light.
To summarize, I'd buy from them again and am pleased with my purchase.

The truck bed is an 87-96 F-x50.

Now to wire the thing...

Chip

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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Dual tank switch question
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 13:57:42 -0700


Greetings,

I'm putting in an auxilliary gas tank so I will have dual tanks.  Since
there is no existing hardware, I have the choice of electrical or mechanical
switches to switch which tank I use.  Which is the preferred method of
switching?

With a mechanical switch I'd still need to have an electric switch for the
gas gauge, but I don't have to rely on a solenoid and switch to select which
tank.

With an electrical switch I'd be able to just flip a switch and have both
the fuel tank and the gauges switch at one throw.

What are people's opinions of what to do?

Thanaks in advance,

Chip

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From: "Mahaffey, Christopher M" <MahaffCM wpc.frco.com>
Subject: Re: Dual tank switch question
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 16:20:34 -0500


I think the year of your truck will partially dictate the type of switch.
If your truck is between 87-96 (like the bed) you will have two electric
fuel pumps, one in each tank.  On my 92 the switch between tanks is
accomplished just by turning off one pump and turning the other on.  The
pump itself has some sort of a built in check valve to prevent gas from
flowing back into the tank.  I think on earlier models there was a solenoid
to switch the flow of gas in addition to switching pumps.  I'm not sure when
they made the change.  I'm sure someone on the list knows.  I know this
doesn't answer your question but hopefully the info will be helpful.

Chris

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Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 3:58 PM
To: '80-96-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: [80-96-list] Dual tank switch question


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Greetings,

I'm putting in an auxilliary gas tank so I will have dual tanks.  Since
there is no existing hardware, I have the choice of electrical or mechanical
switches to switch which tank I use.  Which is the preferred method of
switching?

With a mechanical switch I'd still need to have an electric switch for the
gas gauge, but I don't have to rely on a solenoid and switch to select which
tank.

With an electrical switch I'd be able to just flip a switch and have both
the fuel tank and the gauges switch at one throw.

What are people's opinions of what to do?

Thanaks in advance,

Chip

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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Re: Dual tank switch question
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 14:33:35 -0700


Thanks!  The truck is an 81 but since I got the bed for free and it should
fit just fine, I am going to use it. There aren't any pumps in the tanks,
there is just one on the engine block.  Since the truck didn't come with the
dual tank option originally, I have a blank slate or have to cut all my
holes as the case may be.

Chip

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mahaffey, Christopher M [mailto:MahaffCM wpc.frco.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 2:21 PM
> To: '80-96-list ford-trucks.com'
> Subject: [80-96-list] Re: Dual tank switch question
>
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>
> I think the year of your truck will partially dictate the
> type of switch.
> If your truck is between 87-96 (like the bed) you will have
> two electric
> fuel pumps, one in each tank.  On my 92 the switch between tanks is
> accomplished just by turning off one pump and turning the
> other on.  The
> pump itself has some sort of a built in check valve to
> prevent gas from
> flowing back into the tank.  I think on earlier models there
> was a solenoid
> to switch the flow of gas in addition to switching pumps.
> I'm not sure when
> they made the change.  I'm sure someone on the list knows.  I
> know this
> doesn't answer your question but hopefully the info will be helpful.
>
> Chris
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Atkinson, Chip [mailto:CAtkinson Circadence.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 3:58 PM
> To: '80-96-list ford-trucks.com'
> Subject: [80-96-list] Dual tank switch question
>
>
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> Support FTE - Check out our store:
> http://www.motorhaven.com/
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>
> Greetings,
>
> I'm putting in an auxilliary gas tank so I will have dual
> tanks.  Since
> there is no existing hardware, I have the choice of
> electrical or mechanical
> switches to switch which tank I use.  Which is the preferred method of
> switching?
>
> With a mechanical switch I'd still need to have an electric
> switch for the
> gas gauge, but I don't have to rely on a solenoid and switch
> to select which
> tank.
>
> With an electrical switch I'd be able to just flip a switch
> and have both
> the fuel tank and the gauges switch at one throw.
>
> What are people's opinions of what to do?
>
> Thanaks in advance,
>
> Chip
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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 15:43:26 -0600 (CST)
From: Michael Whities <bigmike netdoor.com>
Subject: Re: Wheels and tires.



> no it wont the bolt pattern for the 97 and up is metric which means
> 135mm and the 82-96 bolt pattern is 5 on 5 1/2 tried it it wont work
> sorry

Luke,

Thanks for the reply. I'm not really wanting the "Rouch" rims off the
00-01 F-150, I'm just wanting some sort of 18 inch rim. I'm really wanting
to know what the "off set" will need to be to have the 18 with the
295/45/18 tires tucked inside my fender well. I don't want it sticking out
and etc....

Michael

bigmike netdoor.com
uidzero one-arm.com

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Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 15:49:26 -0600 (CST)
From: Michael Whities <bigmike netdoor.com>
Subject: Re: Wheels and tires.


> If your looking for some nice wheels for your truck check out American
> Racing, I think its americanracing.com.  I know they rims for low
> profile tires, and they fit the 8 bolt pattern on my 96 f-350.

Nate,

Thanks for your reply. I'm looking at possibly getting some Enkeis for my
truck, I'm just wanting to know what "off set" I need to put a fat set of
18 inch rims with the 295/45/18 tires on them and keep them stffed under
the fender well.

Anyone else on the list done this? I know it seems weird, but I'm wanting
to make my truck a "Formula 1" racer. :P I see all these Stangs, Camaros,
and other sport cars taking curvers and going fast. Well, I fell in love
doing that when me and a friend took his 98 TT Supra to Road Atalanta last
year. I can't afford a Supra, or relly a Stang or Camero, plus I dont see
any trucks here (Jackson, MS) that can do that. Oh, there was a newer
model "98-99-00" Ford Lightning truck that was there racing too. Doing
quite well too.

So with a this, I got the racing bug (street, not quarter mile) and I want
my truck to do it. :)

Michael

bigmike netdoor.com
uidzero one-arm.com

"..It don't mean a thing if you cain't get that Ping...."
Dizzy Gillespie, 1946

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Subject: ABS mystery, dashes
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 00:31:56 -0000
From: "Conrad" <conrad conrad.uk.net>


Hi again all,

you may remember I asked a while ago about where to find my rear ABS
bits. Well, I kept a low profile because I looked everywhere that was
suggested, pulled all the dash apart and all the other trim but could
find no sign of it. Finally went under the van today and found what
looks like a 4-wheel ABS setup. that explains it.

So, my dash has a warning light that says 'rear abs', but I have a 4WABS
setup. Strange. Jumping several steps at once, does this mean that the
instrument panels are interchangable (and perhaps the wrong one has been
fitted)? I dont have a tacho and would like one - can I just get a panel
with a tacho and swap it?

Back to the abs, there is obviously a prob with it because the light
comes on first time you brake hard (prob with deceleration sensor
perhaps?). The book seems to think I need a special device to read the
fault codes (unlike the RABS system that uses the warning light to
display the codes). Is it the same device as used for the ECU, and is
there a cheap one I can buy?

long shot, but anyone know if the codes appear in some digital form
somewhere in the loom such that I can grab them with my storage 'scope,
and if so how to trigger them to start?

Conrad

ps, so I dont have to keep boring all the F people with van stuff, any
other econoliners on here want to get in touch backchannel?

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