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80-96-list Digest Thu, 22 Feb 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 039

In This Issue:
White faced gauges?
Re: White faced gauges?
Re: Front Brakes Grab
Re: Front Brakes Grab
Re: Front Brakes Grab
Re: Lightning
Re: Lightning
Re: Lightning
Not a Truck but is a Ford
Re: Not a Truck but is a Ford
Re: Ford Manual Transmissions
Re: Ford Manual Transmissions
Re: Brakes
Re: Ford Manual Transmissions
Re: White faced gauges?
Wiring questions
Re: Wiring questions
Parking Brake Cable
Re: Parking Brake Cable
lightning tire size
Re: lightning tire size
Re: Gas leak
Re: Gas leak
Re: Gas leak
Re: Gas leak

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From: BoxCowboy aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 12:55:01 EST
Subject: White faced gauges?


I've been trying to find some white faced gauges for truck, I know there are
alot of companies that make them but I cant find any for my 96 F-350, just
wondering if anybody has found any.

Thanks
Nate
96 f-350
460

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From: Lwskywalk aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 12:57:48 EST
Subject: Re: White faced gauges?

all i have found are for the lighting
sux


luke



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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 12:08:30 -0600 (CST)
From: Michael Whities <bigmike netdoor.com>
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

Luke,

Thanks. I have just a stock _everything_ on my 93, so I presume it will be
ok.

Thanks.

Michael

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From: Lwskywalk aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:10:10 EST
Subject: Re: Front Brakes Grab

not a problem

luke



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From: FLR150 aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:50:20 EST
Subject: Re: Front Brakes Grab

Mike,
The pulleys for the stang 5.0 will work on your motor. If you get them, spend
the extra money and get the March Power and Amp set up. I not, you will
experience headlights dimming and light power loss when coming to a stop with
a lot of accessories on. Also, you may want to consider upgrading your
alternator with a 130 amp. When you call the parts store, tell them you need
the 130 amp alt for a 1995 or 1996 E150 van. It is a direct bolt up and has
enough power to run all my accessories, nitrous bottle heater (draws 15 amps
by itself) and my 500 watt stereo.


Better to be a racer for a moment, than a spectator for a lifetime
Later,
Wayne Foy
94 Flareside SC
ClubFTE #57
NLOC #484
2000 #4 Top Truck
1999 #2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/flr150/index.html
ICQ#58060858



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From: FLR150 aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:52:53 EST
Subject: Re: Lightning

In a message dated 2/22/2001 8:34:07 AM Eastern Standard Time,
bsample shermanisd.net writes:


> Will replace after a while and want to know other folks impressions of
> what is available.  I'll stick with the original size.
>

I would get the BFG Sport Truck tires, or the Goodyear's. I have the BFGs on
mine and they work great wet or dry.

Better to be a racer for a moment, than a spectator for a lifetime
Later,
Wayne Foy
94 Flareside SC
ClubFTE #57
NLOC #484
2000 #4 Top Truck
1999 #2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/flr150/index.html
ICQ#58060858



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From: FLR150 aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:54:40 EST
Subject: Re: Lightning

In a message dated 2/22/2001 8:34:07 AM Eastern Standard Time,
bsample shermanisd.net writes:


> 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.
>

Its an E4OD. Just like the other 5.8 trannies. Whomever you bought it from
may have put in a shift kit, that will give you stronger shifts. You may want
to check and see if the valve body or torque convertor has ever been replaced
also. These are items that the L guys talk about all the time, being bad from
the factory or wearing out quickly.

Better to be a racer for a moment, than a spectator for a lifetime
Later,
Wayne Foy
94 Flareside SC
ClubFTE #57
NLOC #484
2000 #4 Top Truck
1999 #2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/flr150/index.html
ICQ#58060858



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From: FLR150 aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:58:44 EST
Subject: Re: Lightning

In a message dated 2/22/2001 8:34:07 AM Eastern Standard Time,
bsample shermanisd.net writes:


> 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"?
>

The PCM in that truck will respond VERY favorably to a chip. Ken has the
Superchips available for sale, or you can get a chip from the guy that REALLY
started the Lightning performance movement, his site is at
www.powersurgeperfomance.net





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From: Eric Sneed <ESneed REIL.COM>
Subject: Not a Truck but is a Ford
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:21:49 -0800


Hello,

Some young friends of mine own a '89 Escort Gt that went dim(lights) and
then died, my first thought was the alternator. They informed me that they
had a donor vehicle of the same year, so I walked them through(over the
phone) replacing the Alt. The car started up and ran for about an hour and
then the same thing happened.

I told them to take both(what the hell) Alts to a local auto electric shop
to have them tested, I am currently waiting for the results of these tests.

My question was, is there anything else that i might be overlooking? please
keep in mind that I have not actually seen or heard the car at all.

Thanks in Advance

Eric S
89 F150 300 4sp leveling kit just installed



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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 14:37:45 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Not a Truck but is a Ford


At 02:21 PM 2/22/01, you wrote:

>Hello,
>
>Some young friends of mine own a '89 Escort Gt that went dim(lights) and
>then died, my first thought was the alternator. They informed me that they

Try the fordnatics mailing list:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.chucko.com/fordnatics/




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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:25:36 -0800
From: Chris McKinnon <chrism cnx.net>
Subject: Re: Ford Manual Transmissions


>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

The ZF is a one piece tranny with the bellhosing and tranny body being one
piece. Here is a linkto a picture of one.
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.phoenixhardparts.com/images/zfford.jpg

Good luck,
Chris


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From: Dave.Resch sybase.com
Subject: Re: Ford Manual Transmissions
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 15:43:41 -0700


>Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 20:00:09 EST
>
>the Cleveland has a big block bellhousing bolt
>pattern

Yo Ian:

The 351C has the small-block bell housing bolt pattern, same as the
289/302/351W. The 351M/400 engine has the big-block bolt pattern.

Dave R (M-block devotee)


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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 14:46:34 -0800 (PST)
From: Chuck Badger <chuckbadger yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Brakes


You have two choices here, depending on your
abilities.  You can rebuild the brake booster
yourself, kits are available.  Or you can take the
easy way and just buy a new or rebuilt brake booster
and change it out.

Chuck


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From: IanBoss69 aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 17:55:11 EST
Subject: Re: Ford Manual Transmissions


In a message dated 2/22/01 5:45:18 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Dave.Resch sybase.com writes:

<< Yo Ian:

The 351C has the small-block bell housing bolt pattern, same as the
289/302/351W. The 351M/400 engine has the big-block bolt pattern.

Dave R (M-block devotee)
 >>
NO WAY?! well I never thought they'd differ, I had a 79 F250 with a M-block
in it I thought they were the same,,,well guess that solves my problems! for
now anyways :) thanks alot,

Ian
True Blue Ford Blue

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From: LGRanch aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 18:46:15 EST
Subject: Re: White faced gauges?

Try American Products Company

JC Whitney carries these white faced for F150s and Expeditions. Maybe they
also have ones for the F350



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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Wiring questions
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 17:04:46 -0700


Greetings,

I am prepping to wire the bed that I found and had some questions.  Do the
wires that go to the tail lights run along the frame until the back end of
the bed and then go up to the lights or are they routed along the top of the
bed, say along the sides?
Any other things that might bite me?

Thanks,
Chip

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From: MRStace84 aol.com
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 19:33:35 EST
Subject: Re: Wiring questions


The harness should run on the inside fo the drivers side frame rail, then
when it reaches the last cross member at the rear of the truck split, and go
to each tailight.

Stacy Fisher
84 F150 4x4
98 Ranger XLT 4x4

in a message dated 2/22/01 7:05:46 PM Eastern Standard Time,
CAtkinson circadence.com writes:

<< Greetings,

I am prepping to wire the bed that I found and had some questions.  Do the
wires that go to the tail lights run along the frame until the back end of
the bed and then go up to the lights or are they routed along the top of the
bed, say along the sides?
Any other things that might bite me?

Thanks,
Chip >>

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From: "Mark Salvetti" <msalvetti mediaone.net>
Subject: Parking Brake Cable
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 21:53:01 -0500


Well, it's 20F and snowing outside, so it must mean it's time to replace
one of my parking brake cables again.

I have a 1986 2WD F150 with a 133" wheelbase (standard cab, long bed)
and a manual transmission.  When I bought the truck in late 1994, the
first time I used the parking brake the secondary cable on the driver's
side seized and wouldn't release.  I replaced it, and now here I am
about 6 years later, ready to replace the same cable for the third time
since that initial replacement.

I've used various brands of cable and it just doesn't seem to make a
difference.  They all have had seals on the ends, and I don't do
anything but normal driving.  I use the parking brake every time I park
the truck, so it gets plenty of use.  But that cable just seems to bind
inside the sheath every 2 years.  It's done it in warm weather, so I
know it's not frozen.  I usually replace the brake shoes and all the
hardware each time I replace the cable.

My driveway is a fairly steep incline, so I need the parking brake to
work with my manual tranny.  I plan on getting rid of this truck before
the end of the year, so this should be the last time I have to make this
repair.  But I'd still be interested in hearing if anyone else has this
problem so frequently, and if not, what might be the problem with my
truck?

Thanks in advance,

Mark Salvetti
1986 F150


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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Re: Parking Brake Cable
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 19:59:28 -0700


Check the plastic housing around the outside of the sheathing.  It likely is
getting a hole in it where water can come in and start it rusting.  It
probably takes about 2 years to puncture, so it's probably not melting from
the exhaust or exhaust pipe.

Chip

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> Well, it's 20F and snowing outside, so it must mean it's time
> to replace
> one of my parking brake cables again.
>
> I have a 1986 2WD F150 with a 133" wheelbase (standard cab, long bed)
> and a manual transmission.  When I bought the truck in late 1994, the
> first time I used the parking brake the secondary cable on
> the driver's
> side seized and wouldn't release.  I replaced it, and now here I am
> about 6 years later, ready to replace the same cable for the
> third time
> since that initial replacement.
>
> I've used various brands of cable and it just doesn't seem to make a
> difference.  They all have had seals on the ends, and I don't do
> anything but normal driving.  I use the parking brake every
> time I park
> the truck, so it gets plenty of use.  But that cable just
> seems to bind
> inside the sheath every 2 years.  It's done it in warm weather, so I
> know it's not frozen.  I usually replace the brake shoes and all the
> hardware each time I replace the cable.
>
> My driveway is a fairly steep incline, so I need the parking brake to
> work with my manual tranny.  I plan on getting rid of this
> truck before
> the end of the year, so this should be the last time I have
> to make this
> repair.  But I'd still be interested in hearing if anyone
> else has this
> problem so frequently, and if not, what might be the problem with my
> truck?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Mark Salvetti
> 1986 F150
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Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 08:56:59 -0800
From: Bill Sample <bsample shermanisd.net>
Subject: lightning tire size


I have only seen 2 of these animals- but both appeared to be stock issue
and were shoed with Firestone Firehawk GTA 275 60 17.  Just a reminder
that although these things are great for going around corners  like a
go-cart they are not worth a darn on wet pavement..  Hence my concern.
Guess I could just leave it in the garage on rainy days.

How about it guys any suggestions on a better  high performance tire
that does both equally well?


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From: "parker brooks" <whoz primary.net>
Subject: Re: lightning tire size
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 09:59:48 -0600


hi bill,

i think your talking about the gen1 lightning. i had a '93 and never had a
problem. there is a lightning list
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.onelist.com/community/SVT-Lightning they might have other offers
for you.

hth,
parker


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Subject: [80-96-list] lightning tire size


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> I have only seen 2 of these animals- but both appeared to be stock issue
> and were shoed with Firestone Firehawk GTA 275 60 17.  Just a reminder
> that although these things are great for going around corners  like a
> go-cart they are not worth a darn on wet pavement..  Hence my concern.
> Guess I could just leave it in the garage on rainy days.
>
> How about it guys any suggestions on a better  high performance tire
> that does both equally well?
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From: BanksRVA aol.com
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 11:04:06 EST
Subject: Re: Gas leak


Hey folks,
I have an 82 E350 van that has a leak in the gas line right over the front
crossmember.
what are my options in fixing this? Can I cut out the bad section and replace
it with line using compression fittings? Can rubber fuel line be used?
Any help would be appreciated!
Thank you,
Joe Banks

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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Re: Gas leak
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 10:25:10 -0700


I just read in the Chilton's manual that for short spans that you can just
replace the bad part with rubber fuel line.  It may even be better than
compression fittings depending on the amount of rust on the fuel line, since
you wouldn't get a good seal on a rusty line.

You'll hate doing the repair though because gas goes everywhere. :-)

Chip

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> what are my options in fixing this? Can I cut out the bad
> section and replace
> it with line using compression fittings? Can rubber fuel line be used?
> Any help would be appreciated!
> Thank you,
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From: BanksRVA aol.com
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 12:42:26 EST
Subject: Re: Gas leak


In a message dated 2/23/01 12:25:39 PM Eastern Standard Time,
CAtkinson Circadence.com writes:

<< I just read in the Chilton's manual that for short spans that you can just
replace the bad part with rubber fuel line.

Can I just cut the line and insert hose and clamps or does the metal gas line
need to be
flared or something first?
Thanks,
Joe Banks






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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Re: Gas leak
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 10:53:50 -0700


I think what I'd do is get something like a golf tee or two ready.  Then I'd
saw it with my hacksaw, jam the tee in it and file off any burrs on the fuel
tank side, pull out the tee and put the rubber hose with clamps on the end.
Plug the rubber hose end and you should have a non-leaking end on your fuel
line.  Now you can cut out the leaking section of fuel line, dress up the
other cut end and put your hose over on that end.  Tighten up the clamps and
check for leaks and you should be done.  Wear eye protection because you are
likely going to splash gas all around.

The short answer is you should only need to de-burr the cut ends and you
should be ok with the hose clamps.

Chip

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> In a message dated 2/23/01 12:25:39 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> CAtkinson Circadence.com writes:
>
> << I just read in the Chilton's manual that for short spans
> that you can just
>  replace the bad part with rubber fuel line.
>
> Can I just cut the line and insert hose and clamps or does
> the metal gas line
> need to be
> flared or something first?
> Thanks,
> Joe Banks
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ....


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