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80-96-list Digest Wed, 21 Feb 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 038

In This Issue:
Re: Engine rough at lower speeds. - 95 5.0L V8 F150
Re: fuel gage F150 1994
Transmission on 92 F-150
Re: Transmission on 92 F-150
Ford Manual Transmissions
Tach on F-150
Front Brakes Grab
Re: Front Brakes Grab
Re: Front Brakes Grab
Re: Front Brakes Grab
Re: Front Brakes Grab
Re: Lightning
Re: Brakes
Re: Brakes
Re: Brakes
Re: Brakes
Re: Brakes
Re: Front Brakes Grab
Re: Front Brakes Grab

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Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 10:30:49 -0800
Subject: Re: What a mess - vacuum hose routing on '85 300
From: Joan and Walt Posluszny <redstone home.com>


Justin,

On my 351, the line for the air cleaner thermostat comes off the vacuum tee,
not the front of the carb.  It is almost constantly bleeding in air after
warmed up.  If you connect a vacuum line AFTER the thermostat to the flapper
valve itself you will see full vacuum when the engine is cold and after it's
pretty warmed up for a while it will drop to 2-3 inches of Hg, so it's
bleeding in air.

On my 351 there was also a another line that I did not mention since you
have the straight six.   I have a vacuum line that runs to a temperature
controlled Ported Vacuum Switch in the intake manifold with the output line
running to the exhaust manifold vacuum valve to divert gases when the engine
is cold.  I didn't think the straight six had that but I thought I would
mention it.

As well, there's a line that goes from the back of the air horn on my 2150
Motorcraft carb to the manifold mounted choke.  This is an air INPUT line.
Air gets drawn from the carb down this line thru the intake mounted heater
and back up to the choke.  I also do no know if you have a similar set-up.

Walt

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> Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 07:35:13 -0600
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> 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: "Wallace A. Gustafson" <cobra2004 earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: Engine rough at lower speeds. - 95 5.0L V8 F150
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 14:44:10 -0700


Check the Idle Air Solenoid and EGR Valves.

Thank You

Wallace A. Gustafson
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Convertible (Cobra & Police Interceptor
Modifications)
1991 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat
1983 Kawasaki GPz 1100 (ZX1100A1) (Restoration Project)
1976 Kawasaki KZ900-A4 (Restoration Project)

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I have a 95 F150 ext/cab with 5.0L V8 automatic 2WD.

It idles fine, but when cruising along at 1 to 2000 RPM (city speeds), it
runs rough/misses constantly.

I have had this problem for a long time.  I have had two different garages
scope the engine, without finding problems or bad codes..  The last one
replaced the ignition harness, cap and rotor.  The engine ran OK for about
six months but the same problem is back again.  Weather or temperature
changes, don't seem to make any difference.
When the engine gets up over 2500 RPM I don't notice the roughness.

Any ideas before I start the shotgun approach? (do a bunch of stuff hoping
to fix the problem, ie: injector flush, decarb, replace plugs, clean air
sensor, etc.)

David J Smith
davidjsm enoreo.on.ca

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From: "Wallace A. Gustafson" <cobra2004 earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: fuel gage F150 1994
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 14:57:47 -0700


Check for connection problems with the front sender assembly.  Don't forget
to check the ground.

Wallace A. Gustafson
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Convertible (Cobra & Police Interceptor
Modifications)
1991 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat
1983 Kawasaki GPz 1100 Fuel Injected (ZX1100A1) (Restoration Project)
1976 Kawasaki KZ900-A4 (Restoration Project)

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Subject: [80-96-list] fuel gage F150 1994


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I have a brother with a F150 with dual fuel tanks and the gage to the
front doesn't show accurate reading with a full tank and key on it shows
empty turn headlights on the gage shows full. Switch to rear tank it it
show the proper level. If anyone can tell me what to do I would
appreciate it.

Thanks
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From: "Chris Russell" <ckrussell home.com>
Subject: Transmission on 92 F-150
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 14:27:49 -0800


I have a 92 F150 with overdrive.  My problem is that when I punch it to pass
someone, sometimes the transmission seems to disengage.  The engine will rev
up to around 3000 to 4000 RMP's.  if I let up on the gas the transmission
will engage once the RPM's are down.  This happens intermittently and only
iwhen driving in overdrive,  If I am in Drive, I have no problems.  I took
it to my local dealer and they hooked up some box to it and drove it around
town,  they said that there was nothing wrong with the transmission.  Of
course they could not get it do what I said it was doing.

Has anyone out there ever heard of this before.

Thanks
Chris


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From: FLR150 aol.com
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 19:31:47 EST
Subject: Re: Transmission on 92 F-150

Chris,
Sounds to me like the torque convertor is going out. I would take it to
another transmission shop and get another opinion.


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Later,
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94 Flareside SC
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From: IanBoss69 aol.com
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 20:00:09 EST
Subject: Ford Manual Transmissions


Hey guys, I haven't posted in awhile, but I finally have a question, this is
halfway off-topic but I hope you don't mind because I really need help... I'm
starting a project soon, dropping a 351C 4V motor into a Fox-body mustang,
Kaufmann products makes a kit for it, comes with headers, tranny crossmember,
motor mounts, all the engine stuff to bolt it in, but there's one small
glitch,,,the Cleveland has a big block bellhousing bolt pattern,,, and I
can't seem to figure out what tranny to use.  I want a 5 speed manual, and I
was planning on using a T56 6-speed until I remembered the bellhousing had to
be big block,,,so I'm not sure if that willwork,,,my questions are this,,, 1
are the bolt patterns for a T56 the same between the bellhousing and tranny
as a ford big block tranny? A friend told me that the latemodel big block
trucks used a ZF transmission,,,he said it was way too big for a mustang
tunnel, but I was wondering if the bolt pattern b/t the tranny and
bellhousing were the same as a T56,,,so I could use the ZF bellhousing and
clutch with the T56, anyways,,,I've typed enough, I hope you guys can
understand what I'm saying lol, I have a problem with clear instructions,
thanks alot,

Ian
True Blue Ford Blue

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From: Al Powell <powellae home.com>
Subject: Tach on F-150
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 21:12:32 -0700


"Garrett Nelson" <garrettnelson writeme.com> asked:
> 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, unfortunately I don't have a picture.  I wanted the tach
where I could see it easily, so I eyeballed the location, then
loosened the trim on the driver's A-pillar and drilled a single
hole...I simply set the base of the tach at about 90 degrees from
vertical and it mounted nicely.  Fine adjustments can be made by
rotating the tach within the housing.

Mine is mounted between 1 and 2 inches above the dash, and I think it
looks just fine.  Getting the trim piece loose enough to work with
took some work, as it's springy and wants to snap back.  About all I
can say is to hold a tach up to the A-pillar and test some locations
visually - if you find the look acceptable, go for it.  There's
enough clearance behind the trim to allow a screw head and lock
washer.

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Al Powell
Fort Collins, CO
powellae home.com
cougfan1 gocougs.wsu.edu
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From: "John F Brock" <brocker ix.netcom.com>
Subject: Front Brakes Grab
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 07:25:04 -0500


I have a '95 Lightning. Recently I have had a problem with the front disc
brakes. When it's damp out and th t ruck has sat all day (or night) the
first couple of times I use the brakes the right front locks up immediately.
Once it gets warmed up it seems OK.
I noticed it right after it was in for a front end alignment. Probably no
connection, but ?

Any ideas on what causes this?

Thanks,
John


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From: FLR150 aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 07:33:46 EST
Subject: Re: Front Brakes Grab

John,
Sounds like they need to be bled. I would also check and make sure that the
pads are not excessively worn and that the rotors are not warped. I had this
problem on my Flareside and it happened to be that the rotors were warped and
cracking.

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Later,
Wayne Foy
94 Flareside SC
ClubFTE #57
NLOC #484
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1999 #2 Top Truck
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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 06:34:31 -0600 (CST)
From: Michael Whities <bigmike netdoor.com>
Subject: Re: Front Brakes Grab



> I have a '95 Lightning. Recently I have had a problem with the front
> disc brakes. When it's damp out and th t ruck has sat all day (or
> night) the first couple of times I use the brakes the right front
> locks up immediately. Once it gets warmed up it seems OK. I noticed it
> right after it was in for a front end alignment. Probably no
> connection, but ?

I have the same problem with my 93 F150 XLT. Also, my fan belt *screeches*
only when it os damp.

Any ideas?

Michael

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From: FLR150 aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 07:44:38 EST
Subject: Re: Front Brakes Grab

Mike,
On the fan belt, I would say its time to replace it. The only time mine
squeals, damp or dry, is when it is worn out and needs replacing. You can
also check to make sure that there is no excessive rubber build up on any of
the pulleys. If there is, remove the belt and clean the pulleys with a good
degreaser to eliminate the rubber build up. That should clear the problem up.


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Later,
Wayne Foy
94 Flareside SC
ClubFTE #57
NLOC #484
2000 #4 Top Truck
1999 #2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA
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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 07:01:16 -0600 (CST)
From: Michael Whities <bigmike netdoor.com>
Subject: Re: Front Brakes Grab



> On the fan belt, I would say its time to replace it. The only time
> mine squeals, damp or dry, is when it is worn out and needs replacing.
> You can also check to make sure that there is no excessive rubber
> build up on any of the pulleys. If there is, remove the belt and clean
> the pulleys with a good degreaser to eliminate the rubber build up.
> That should clear the problem up.

Ok, I'll try that. I do beleive that this is the "original" belt. I should
have thought about that. :P I'm considering getting the lightning
pulleys. Has anyone done this or know if it will work? i have the 5.0 for
the 93 F150 XLT. Any suggestions?

Michael

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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 07:29:18 -0600
Subject: Lightning
From: Bill Sample <bsample shermanisd.net>


Just became the owner of a 95 Lightning and have a few questions to
those of you "gearheads" that are familiar with the beast.  The
firestone gta's that are on it still have a good deal of tread, and
stick like glue on dry pavement- but boy is it squirrly in the wet.
Will replace after awhile and want to know other folks impressions of
what is available.  I'll stick with the original size.

Is the transmission different for the svt application?  It seems to
shift differently than my previous fords.  Is it a C6 variety? An A40?
Truck is in great condition and appears to have been meticulously
maintained and cared for. All fluids are the correct color, etc.  so i
have no reason to believe there is a problem- it just behaves a bit
differently.

Does the computer learn driving styles like my 99 Expedition?  If so I
have an extra performance chip that I have not tried yet- will it change
immediately or will I need to let it "learn"?

Thanks for your help- boy is this thing lots-o-fun to drive!

b

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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 08:03:41 -0600 (CST)
From: Michael Whities <bigmike netdoor.com>
Subject: Re: Lightning



> Just became the owner of a 95 Lightning and have a few questions to
> those of you "gearheads" that are familiar with the beast.  The
> firestone gta's that are on it still have a good deal of tread, and
> stick like glue on dry pavement- but boy is it squirrly in the wet.
> Will replace after awhile and want to know other folks impressions of
> what is available.  I'll stick with the original size.

Which Firestones are they? Size? etc??? I'm still looking for some 18 rims
(maybe 17's) amd I was wondering what a good 'stickie' tire would
be.  Anyone else have an recommendations?

Michael

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From: BanksRVA aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 10:34:07 EST
Subject: Re: Brakes


Hey folks, I have a problem I hope you can help me with. The vehicle is an 84
F150 with power brakes. The brakes work fine and the pedal is solid. The
problem occurs when you press the brake pedal you can hear a hiss in the cab.
When the pedal is released the hissing stops. I would assume something is
leaking, but what do I look for?
Thank you in advance,
Joe Banks

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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 07:40:15 -0800
From: Bob Kennedy <bobkennedy qwest.net>
Subject: Re: Brakes


Seal at rear of brake booster is going out. It's only a matter of time now. It'll
eventually leak all the time. You'll need to get that replaced soon.

Bob


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> F150 with power brakes. The brakes work fine and the pedal is solid. The
> problem occurs when you press the brake pedal you can hear a hiss in the cab.
> When the pedal is released the hissing stops. I would assume something is
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From: MRStace84 aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 10:39:58 EST
Subject: Re: Brakes



It sounds like your brake booster is going bad.  I had the same problem with
my 84 not too long ago.  I just replaced the booster, and used my master
cylinder that I already had.

Stacy Fisher
84 F150 4x4
98 Ranger XLT


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Hey folks, I have a problem I hope you can help me with. The vehicle is an
84
F150 with power brakes. The brakes work fine and the pedal is solid. The
problem occurs when you press the brake pedal you can hear a hiss in the
cab.
When the pedal is released the hissing stops. I would assume something is
leaking, but what do I look for?
Thank you in advance,
Joe Banks >>

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From: BanksRVA aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 10:51:12 EST
Subject: Re: Brakes


In a message dated 2/22/01 10:40:48 AM Eastern Standard Time,
bobkennedy qwest.net writes:

<< Seal at rear of brake booster is going out. It's only a matter of time
now. It'll
eventually leak all the time. You'll need to get that replaced soon. >>
Can just the seal be replaced or does the whole booster need to be replaced?
Joe Banks

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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 07:58:03 -0800
From: Bob Kennedy <bobkennedy qwest.net>
Subject: Re: Brakes


Nope, it's a plastic piece that you can't do anything with. If you look under
the dash, where the brake pedal attaches to the booster rod, you can follow the
rod into the booster. That piece of plastic actually runs inside the metal
housing.

I tried sealing it up myself. Used rubber from a tube, RTV, nothing worked. I'll
save you the hassle, just replace it.



Bob


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> << Seal at rear of brake booster is going out. It's only a matter of time
> now. It'll
>  eventually leak all the time. You'll need to get that replaced soon. >>
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From: BoxCowboy aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 12:33:55 EST
Subject: Re: Front Brakes Grab


John,

My Dad has a 96 Bronco and had the same problem at about 50,000 miles, he had
the rotors turned and the problem went away.  Must be a normal problem cause
I have a 96 F-350 with 30000 and its started happening to me too.

Nate

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From: Lwskywalk aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 12:53:16 EST
Subject: Re: Front Brakes Grab

the lightning pulleys are the same as a 302 or a 351H if you want pulleys
they cost only about a 100 at the max i used motorsport pulleys on my truck
and it adds about 11 hp to the ground enough to notice.  if you have a sound
system in your truck or you have a lot of lights fog off road etc the
alternator pulley i would leave alone because i have a little drag on the
electrical system on my 94 cause of the sounds system and the fog lights in
it but other than that if you can deal with a little headlight diming at
night at stoplights then those are the one for you ....


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