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80-96-list Digest Wed, 28 Feb 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 044

In This Issue:
ADMIN: New list guidelines
Re: ADMIN:  Change to Classifieds
Re: Help on 4.9L oil pan gasket
Newbie to the list
Re: Newbie to the list
Starting Difficulty
tail light anomaly - please read
Repeal Old Car Emmissions
Re: tail light anomaly - please read
Re: tail light anomaly - please read
Re: tail light anomaly - please read
New engine for a ranger ?
Re: New engine for a ranger ?

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Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 18:44:45 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: New list guidelines


A couple of weeks ago the message board guidelines were
overhauled.  They have worked out well and they leave
little gray areas as opposed to the old guidelines.
Because of their success, the mailing list guidelines
have been brought in sync with the message board
guidelines.

Please read the new guidelines at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html

These are the new Terms Of Service the lists will be
operating under.  If you do not agree with them, please
unsubscribe from the list(s) or contact me personally.

Regards,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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From: BRIGANDBAR aol.com
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 18:56:21 EST
Subject: Re: ADMIN:  Change to Classifieds


Ken:

Just my $0.02 but if a $4.00 fee for a classified helps support this list,
and your efforts, I'm behind you 100%.  I suspect that if anyone tried to
find those demographics in numbers alone, plus the benefit of an interested
audience they would encounter a significantly higher price.

I'll go one step further.  If anyone on the list is considering a classified
ad to sell something, whatever else you do, spend the $4.00 and put it on
Ken's place as well.  You will get that "captive" audience of interested
folks, and do a good deed in supporting something that you benefit from many
times over.  Unfortunately, I don't sell much stuff, I'm a packrat, but
anything that does go on sale gets an extra ad here, just on GP.

And if I've forgotten to say it recently, thanks for the list.

Steve

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From: LeeCraner aol.com
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 22:34:12 EST
Subject: Re: Help on 4.9L oil pan gasket


Thanks for the advice, Bill.

Lee

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From: "Chris and Megan Pollard" <cpollard moosenet.net>
Subject: Newbie to the list
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 22:10:13 -0600

Hi all!  I've just joined the list as I'm acquiring an 84 F150 (although it says F152 on the VIN sticker...go fig'r) with a 300 I6 and 4-speed tranny.  Can anyone tell me what trans code A and axle code 18 mean from the VIN tag?  I'd really like to know specifically what tranny and what rear gears are in this thing.

Overall it's in pretty good shape ... 158XXXkm (99K miles) on the odometer and mostly original.  The hydraulic clutch master cylinder was replaced inside the last year and I put a new water pump in it for my parents a couple of years ago shortly after they'd bought it.  I know it needs the following:  A tune up ... since I don't know when the last one was ... brake work - although I don't know exactly how much.  I'm sure it needs pads and shoes and the emergency brake is useless.  May just need adjusting.  I have a sneaking suspicion that the oil pump and/or pick up tube need replacing since at operating temperature the oil pressure drops off totally ... even though the engine doesn't knock or ping when it does.  Outside of that it's little things like new plugs/wires/cap/rotor/etc.  I'm looking forward to getting involved with this group!

Chris Pollard
Dryden, ON
74 Gran Torino Brougham  351W 2v/2sp auto
84 F150 2WD 300 I6/4sp std


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Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 04:11:35 -0800 (PST)
From: Chuck Badger <chuckbadger yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Newbie to the list


If the oil pressure drops off to nothing, but the
engine doesn't sound like it has lost oil pressure, yu
may have a bad oil pressure sending unit.  My Bonco II
seems to need a new sending unit about every 18 months
no matter where I buy them.

Chuck

--- Chris and Megan Pollard <cpollard moosenet.net>
wrote:
>
> Overall it's in pretty good shape ... 158XXXkm (99K
> miles) on the odometer and mostly original.  The
> hydraulic clutch master cylinder was replaced inside
> the last year and I put a new water pump in it for
> my parents a couple of years ago shortly after
> they'd bought it.  I know it needs the following:  A
> tune up ... since I don't know when the last one was
> ... brake work - although I don't know exactly how
> much.  I'm sure it needs pads and shoes and the
> emergency brake is useless.  May just need
> adjusting.  I have a sneaking suspicion that the oil
> pump and/or pick up tube need replacing since at
> operating temperature the oil pressure drops off
> totally ... even though the engine doesn't knock or
> ping when it does.  Outside of that it's little
> things like new plugs/wires/cap/rotor/etc.  I'm
> looking forward to getting involved with this group!



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From: "Tom Gunby" <gunby mindspring.com>
Subject: Starting Difficulty
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 08:46:21 -0500

I replaced the spark plugs and spark plug wires in my '86 F-150 302 EFI last weekend and things seemed fine (truck ran great).  Monday I went and had the B&G injector service (chemical run through engine - additive in gas tank) and the truck still ran fine Monday afternoon and Tuesday.  Wednesday morning it started but acted like a carbureted vehicle where the automatic choke is not working (had to pump the gas pedal to keep it running for the first twenty seconds or so then all was fine).  Had the same experience this morning (Thursday).  Wonder if this is a side-effect of the gas additive or if maybe the PCM has gotten confused and I need to reset it?  Thanks for any suggestions.

PS    Before the B&G service, a repair shop sprayed part of a can of Motorcraft throttle body cleaner that I had purchased from a Ford dealer into the throttle body but told me it "was not doing any good" and referred me to the shop that did the B&G procedure.


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Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 15:18:06 -0600
From: "Justin Schick" <jschick aafp.org>
Subject: tail light anomaly - please read


Greetings all. I have a strange problem on my 85 F-150. It started when a friend (following me to Hooters last night) told me my brake lights were out. I  assumed it was the switch on the pedal but was too dark to do anything. This morning, I noticed that the park lights didn't come on either as I was scraping ice off the windshield and letting it warm up. For grins I tried the hazard lights and turn signals, and amazingly they worked! So over lunch today I pulled every fuse, only to find they all looked fine. Any ideas? TIA,

Justin
85 F-150 300 / 4 spd. / 4X4


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Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 13:23:03 -0800
From: Chuck Sanborn <slammer deltanet.com>
Subject: Repeal Old Car Emmissions


Here is an update on the rollback of SB42 (smog exemption)

Forwarded with permission from Mike Drew

------- Start of forwarded message -------
From: MikeLDrew aol.com
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 14:06:31 EST
Subject: Legislative alert from SEMA

URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT

Legislation to Repeal Old Car Emissions Exemption Introduced in
California Senate

 As predicted, legislation has been introduced in the California Senate to
repeal the state s current rolling emissions test exemption for vehicles 30
years old and older.  S.B. 1172 repeals the current pro-hobbyist exemption
and replaces it with a static exemption for pre-1974 vehicles.  S.B. 800
repeals the current exemption and replaces it with a static exemption for
pre-1975 vehicles.

However, S.B. 800 was introduced by Sen. Maurice Johannessen (a long-time
friend of the hobby) and we believe strongly that this bill will be amended
to remove the repeal language.  At this point, we do not believe that S.B.
800 poses a threat to the hobby.  Therefore,

We Urge You to Contact Your State Senators Immediately to Oppose S.B. 1172

  Existing law in California exempts all pre-1974 vehicles from emissions
testing until 2003.  After 2003, vehicles 30-years old and older will be
exempt from emissions testing.

  California s current emissions testing exemption recognizes the minimal
impact of vehicles 30-years old and older on vehicle emissions and air
quality.

  Vehicles 30-years old and older constitute a small portion of the overall
vehicle population (currently less than 3% of the over 23 million vehicles
in California) and are a poor source from which to look for emissions
reduction.

  Antique and classic vehicles are overwhelmingly well-maintained and
infrequently driven (about one-third the miles each year as a new vehicle).

  Legislators and regulators are feeling the heat from a failed effort to
meet air quality goals and are looking for a convenient scapegoat.  The old
car hobby should not carry the burden of their mistakes!

Contact your state senators to oppose S.B. 1172.  To find out who your state
senators are, contact the California Senate general information line at
916/445-4311.  This information can also be accessed via the Internet at
www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html or by calling the SEMA Washington, DC office
at 202-783-6007.

Please fax a copy of your letters to us at 202/783-6024 or mail to:

SEMA Washington Office
1317 F St., NW, Ste. 500
Washington, D.C.  20004
Attn:  Steve McDonald/Brian Caudill
------- End of forwarded message -------


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From: "Atkinson, Chip" <CAtkinson Circadence.com>
Subject: Re: tail light anomaly - please read
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 15:09:06 -0700


Did you check the switch on the pedal anyway?  Did you change lightbulbs
recently?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Justin Schick [mailto:jschick aafp.org]
> Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 2:18 PM
> To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [80-96-list] tail light anomaly - please read
>
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> Greetings all. I have a strange problem on my 85 F-150. It
> started when a friend (following me to Hooters last night)
> told me my brake lights were out. I  assumed it was the
> switch on the pedal but was too dark to do anything. This
> morning, I noticed that the park lights didn't come on either
> as I was scraping ice off the windshield and letting it warm
> up. For grins I tried the hazard lights and turn signals, and
> amazingly they worked! So over lunch today I pulled every
> fuse, only to find they all looked fine. Any ideas? TIA,
>
> Justin
> 85 F-150 300 / 4 spd. / 4X4
>
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Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 16:19:54 -0600
From: "Justin Schick" <jschick aafp.org>
Subject: Re: tail light anomaly - please read


<<<Did you check the switch on the pedal anyway?  Did you change lightbulbs
recently?  >>>

While looking at the fuses I glanced at the switch. It seemed to be in place, plugged in etc. But I haven't checked it for voltage or anything like that... Only bulbs I've touched since buying the truck are one headlamp and one front turn signal, both of which started working after the replacement.

Thanks for the reply,
Justin 85 F-150 300 / 4 spd. / 4X4


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From: FLR150 aol.com
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 17:24:19 EST
Subject: Re: tail light anomaly - please read

Justin,
Just because it looks good, still check it. The wires that connect to the
switch may have broken at the connector or burnt enough to not have a good
connection.


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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Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 15:25:14 -0800
From: phil <phil ableofficemachines.com>
Subject: New engine for a ranger ?


Have a 86-87 ford ranger ext. cab 2wd  with a V-6  2.9 "?" and an auto...
the engine be really tired and can go only 10-15 miles at a time with out
loosing all power..
I can get a V-8 and tranny adaptor kit/mounts for it fairly cheap..
the engine currently is not really worth rebuilding i been told..
so am considering an engine swap..
WHAT V-8/ tranny years/models should i look for...
phil


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From: "Radoje Spasojevic" <rspasoje mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: New engine for a ranger ?
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 19:09:27 -0800


Most adapters are going to be for use with a Mustang 5.0.  The truck 5.0
will not fit due to the intake manifold being too tall.

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
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From: phil <phil ableofficemachines.com>
To: 80-96-list ford-trucks.com <80-96-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Thursday, March 01, 2001 4:28 PM
Subject: [80-96-list] New engine for a ranger ?


>----------------------------------------------------------
>Support FTE - Check out our store:
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>
>Have a 86-87 ford ranger ext. cab 2wd  with a V-6  2.9 "?" and an auto...
>the engine be really tired and can go only 10-15 miles at a time with out
>loosing all power..
>I can get a V-8 and tranny adaptor kit/mounts for it fairly cheap..
>the engine currently is not really worth rebuilding i been told..
>so am considering an engine swap..
>WHAT V-8/ tranny years/models should i look for...
>phil
>
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