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80-96-list Digest Tue, 20 Feb 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 037

In This Issue:
Re: AOD shift kits
Installing Tach on 94 F-150
Re: What a mess - vacuum hose routing on '85 300
Re: Installing Tach on 94 F-150

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From: Vic Erwin <vic webdigs.com>
Subject: Re: AOD shift kits
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 18:27:52 -0800 (PST)


Well, wasn't completely serious about the scratching gears part, it's
mainly for tow. But wanted to show that a simple performance gain would
be appreciated as well - gear head at heart.

In addition to the B&M, Trans-Go, and Art Carr, there's also the
Baumann kit.

-Vic


>>>>>>>>>

the shift kit i got was the art carr shift kit and i love it throws
second
gear hard especially with a nicely tuned motor to supply power to it.
with
the shift kit alone i wasnt able to snatch second but with a little
motor
work i was barking second with partial to no throttle just cruising i
love it
but dont really like driving the race truck anymore too much to worry
about
on the road. not quite enough



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From: Al Powell <powellae home.com>
Subject: Installing Tach on 94 F-150
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 22:47:43 -0700


Bill asked:

> I have a 94 F150, 300/six, 5 speed, 4x4.  It's a LX model with no
> options, but comes with five gauges (fuel, volts, oil and temp).
>
> I would like to add a vacuum gauge, ammeter, and tach, (all to sit
> above the dash).  I think I can figure out the ammeter, and the
vacuum
> gauge should be no problem, but I have *no*idea* how to hook up a
tach to
> a electronisized beast such as this one.  Can anyone put it in
simple
> terms for me?

Bill, this is an easy one.  Most of the aftermarket tachs will work -
they're set up for 4, 6 or 8 cylinders and have four leads: ignition,
+12 volts, ground and a light dimmer.  Just ask at the parts store to
make sure you have one which works with a 6-cylinder.  The directions
included are generally clear and easy to follow - and it's a VERY
easy job.

I just added a tach to my 93 F-150 and the hardest part was running
the wire from the ignition circuit connection (by the coil) into the
cab.  I decided to drill a hole through a plate above the gas pedal,
then use silicone sealer to form a permanent gasket around the wire.

Wiring is really easy - I put the ground next to the fusebox, and got
the dimmer connection by pulling the fuse controlling the dimmer,
shoving the wire into the socket, and holding it in by reinserting
the fuse.  Not elegant, but it works.  I did the same for +12 volts.
Some parts stores have small brass fittings which are designed to be
inserted into the fuse socket with the fuse, and they leave a tab
sticking out past the fuse head.  Then one can attach a female
spade-bit crimp-on connector to the wire, and press it onto the brass
fitting.  This would be preferable - I just haven't found the
fittings yet.

I mounted the tach on the plastic trim of the driver's side A-pillar.
It's just above the dash and in easy line of sight.  To cover the
wires, I used a spiral wrap wiring loom material - and it fell neatly
into a natural crease in the dash.  It's just about invisible.  I
didn't want to make holes in the dash, and the line of sight is
better where the tach is.  I got one with a 2" face, which was big
enough for my needs.

One caution: this puts the tach directly in sunlight.  inexpensive
tachs sometimes work erratically when they get hot, but a good one
won't.  Save your receipt and warranty information so that if you
experience tach problems in the summer, you can return the unit.
I've BTDT and the second one worked OK.
************************************
Al Powell
Fort Collins, CO
powellae home.com
************************************


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Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 00:13:58 -0800
Subject: Re: What a mess - vacuum hose routing on '85 300 I6
From: Joan and Walt Posluszny <redstone home.com>


Justin,

I'm looking at the Ford Books for the 1985 model year and see if this helps,
if not give me specifics and I'll see if I can find what you need.

Walt

Vacuum lines under the hood go to :

Heater Valve
A/C Vacuum Canister
Automatic Transmission (but you've got a stick)
Speed Control
Power Brake Booster
MAP sensor
Air Cleaner Thermostat
Control Solenoids for the Air Thermactor system and the EGR Valve
If Duraspark..... Distributor

NOTE : EGR vacuum on 4.9 Liter.
          Carburetor->To EGR Solenoid->To EGR Valve


> Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:45:29 -0600
> From: "Justin Schick" <jschick aafp.org>
> Subject: What a mess - vacuum hose routing on '85 300 I6
>
>
> I only recently bought this truck, and am just getting into fixing the
> problems I inherited. The nicest way I can put it is the previous owner loved
> to turn wrenches, even if he didn't have a reason to. I've already reset the
> distributor to get the timing right, and rebuilt the carb yesterday. I knew it
> had no AC but when I actually looked, he's reomved that compressor along with
> the air pump (but left the two valves under it). I removed them and plugged
> the hole on the intake the big tube feeding them came from.
>
> I've got a Chiltons and compared its vacuum diagram to what's in my engine
> bay. When I put the carb back on I easily rerouted the big vacuum hoses
> feeding the PCV, brake booster and charcoal canister. Where I'm getting lost
> is routing the smaller lines to what's left. Namely, the EGR valve and small
> diaphram on the back right of the carb. I'm not for sure what should be run
> from the block of 3 mounted underneath the carb, and the single port on the
> carb next to the mixture screw. If anyone has any input to the matter it would
> be greatly appreciated.
>
> Regards,
> Justin Schick
> 85 F-150 300 / 4 spd. / 4X4
>
> ------------------------------


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Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 07:35:13 -0600
From: "Justin Schick" <jschick aafp.org>
Subject: Re: What a mess - vacuum hose routing on '85 300


Helps immensely, thank you very much! Question on the copied text below though. Would it matter where the line to the air cleaner originated from? I think it was originally off of the port at the base of the carb, next to the mixture screw. But am thinking I'd run it from the "vacuum tree" down below if I can.

Thanks again,
Justin

<<<Air Cleaner Thermostat>>>


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From: "Garrett Nelson" <garrettnelson writeme.com>
Subject: Re: Installing Tach on 94 F-150
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 11:51:51 -0800

Do you have a picture of yours? I have thought of adding one to my 94, but didn't think it would look good anywhere but in the dash panel.


Garrett Nelson
www.1966ford.com
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 Subject: [80-96-list] Installing Tach on 94 F-150


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 Bill asked:

 > I have a 94 F150, 300/six, 5 speed, 4x4.  It's a LX model with no
 > options, but comes with five gauges (fuel, volts, oil and temp).
 >
 > I would like to add a vacuum gauge, ammeter, and tach, (all to sit
 > above the dash).  I think I can figure out the ammeter, and the
 vacuum
 > gauge should be no problem, but I have *no*idea* how to hook up a
 tach to
 > a electronisized beast such as this one.  Can anyone put it in
 simple
 > terms for me?

 Bill, this is an easy one.  Most of the aftermarket tachs will work -
 they're set up for 4, 6 or 8 cylinders and have four leads: ignition,
 +12 volts, ground and a light dimmer.  Just ask at the parts store to
 make sure you have one which works with a 6-cylinder.  The directions
 included are generally clear and easy to follow - and it's a VERY
 easy job.

 I just added a tach to my 93 F-150 and the hardest part was running
 the wire from the ignition circuit connection (by the coil) into the
 cab.  I decided to drill a hole through a plate above the gas pedal,
 then use silicone sealer to form a permanent gasket around the wire.

 Wiring is really easy - I put the ground next to the fusebox, and got
 the dimmer connection by pulling the fuse controlling the dimmer,
 shoving the wire into the socket, and holding it in by reinserting
 the fuse.  Not elegant, but it works.  I did the same for +12 volts.
  Some parts stores have small brass fittings which are designed to be
 inserted into the fuse socket with the fuse, and they leave a tab
 sticking out past the fuse head.  Then one can attach a female
 spade-bit crimp-on connector to the wire, and press it onto the brass
 fitting.  This would be preferable - I just haven't found the
 fittings yet.

 I mounted the tach on the plastic trim of the driver's side A-pillar.
  It's just above the dash and in easy line of sight.  To cover the
 wires, I used a spiral wrap wiring loom material - and it fell neatly
 into a natural crease in the dash.  It's just about invisible.  I
 didn't want to make holes in the dash, and the line of sight is
 better where the tach is.  I got one with a 2" face, which was big
 enough for my needs.

 One caution: this puts the tach directly in sunlight.  inexpensive
 tachs sometimes work erratically when they get hot, but a good one
 won't.  Save your receipt and warranty information so that if you
 experience tach problems in the summer, you can return the unit.
  I've BTDT and the second one worked OK.
 ************************************
 Al Powell
 Fort Collins, CO
 powellae home.com
 ************************************



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