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fordtrucks80up-digest Saturday, September 20 1997 Volume 01 : Number 124



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In this issue:

RE: F350 Front Diff Limited Slip [meadjr minotafb.ndak.net]
RE: F350 Front Diff Limited Slip ["Beaman, James" ]
Re: Say what? [Ken Payne ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #122 ["David J. Baldwin" ]
Re: Spongy Brakes on 86 E-150 Ford Clubwagon ["S. Spaulding"
Re: 351 Windsor/Cleveland question ["David J. Baldwin" ]
Re: Spongy Brakes on 86 E-150 Ford Clubwagon [Sheila Goodson
Octane and High Altitude [Bill03bt aol.com]
84 Bronco II, shift warning light ["Erik J. O'Daniel"
Re: Maybe a simple hi-octane question?.. [Ducks4jim aol.com]
Re: Spongy Brakes ... -- me too [zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)]

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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 13:17:57 PDT
From: meadjr minotafb.ndak.net
Subject: RE: F350 Front Diff Limited Slip

I orderd a 92 Bronco from the factory in Nov of 91, it has Limited Slip in front and rear with 3.55 gears.

JJ

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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 13:47:58 -0500
From: "Beaman, James"
Subject: RE: F350 Front Diff Limited Slip

>C. E. White[SMTP:cewhite3 interpath.com] wrote:
>Beaman, James wrote:
>
>> This is getting a little off charter, but I seem to remember reading in
>> rec.autos.4x4 that no 4 wheel drive vehicle has ever been offered from
>> any factory with a front LSD or locker. Can anyone think of exceptions?
>
>Well I have a friend with a 1989 Ford F150 that claims he has a limited
>front axle......I emphasize claims.
>
Well, maybe I am remembering wrong. Maybe I read that none came with
true locking (non-LSD) front differentials. For that matter, anyone
know when the last time a manufacturer put a true locking rear end on a
factory vehicle?

James Beaman
james.beaman lmco.com
Houston, Texas
>

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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 15:33:58 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Say what?

At 11:02 PM 9/18/97 -0500, you wrote:
> No big thing here, and not Ford truck related, but to the mailing list. . . What is this line about commercial e-mail?
>
>Was that intentionally put as a reminder? Or just someone's tagline? Not that it relates to me, I'm just curious. It seems out of place to me.
>
>Jerad Heffner
>'84 Ranger 4x4
>Indiana, United States
>

Its his tag line. Its made the rounds on the newsgroups on and
off for a couple of years now.

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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 15:49:40 -0500
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #122

MadPoodle aol.com wrote:
>
> In a message dated 9/19/97 6:05:55,
> owner-fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net wrote:
>
> >
>
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.edelbrock.com has complete online catalog and info......
>
> Scott

I've checked Edelbrock. They have a complete "system" for 5.0 Trucks,
with a manifold that is supposed to help low and midrange torque,
throttle bodies, water pump, heads, etc. But they don't have a specific
cam for this package. They do have one for 5.0 Mustangs, but that one
probably builds power where the short-stroke wants to make it--high
RPM. Probably not well suited to a truck application.

Does anyone have any experience with any of the Edelbrock 5.0 Truck
performance package parts?

I wonder how the Edelbrock heads compare to the GT40 heads. The stock
heads have a reputation for being restrictive, as was shown in that
"Bolt-on Power" article that I referred to earlier. The GT40 really
unloaded some horsepower and torque from the 5.0. I wonder if the
Edelbrock unit is as good. I've noticed that some of you use the GT40
intake as well. Anyone out there ever compare these units? Any inputs?

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Best Regards,

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 18:32:16 -0700
From: "S. Spaulding"
Subject: Re: Spongy Brakes on 86 E-150 Ford Clubwagon

Matthew,

When you bled the brakes, did you use a one-man bleeder? If you did,
try it the old-fashioned way, with two people.

Steve

Matthew Miller wrote:
>
> I need HELP!! Still have a spongy pedal. All new components from
> calipers, wheel cylinders, pads, shoes, springs, 2 Raybestos master
> cylinders, bled lines till the oil prices went up. Van stops OK but will
> not lock up wheels as it did in the past. Performed engine off test, foot
> on pedal, crank engine power booster test ; according to Ford
> manual-passed. What am I missing? HELP! Thanks, Matt
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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 17:45:56 -0500
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: 351 Windsor/Cleveland question

Dave Resch wrote:
>
> By 1975, Ford introduced the 351M, which was just a destroked 400. My
> theory is that the 351M was developed to meet the production demand for
> midrange V8s that Ford couldn't keep up with by producing 351Ws only.
> Unfortunately, because of the time they were born into (Detroit's darkest
> days), the 351M and 400 would acquire a reputation as performance dogs.
> Too bad, because both can be turned into serious truck performance engines
> with careful application of some of the abundant 351C goodies out there.

Dave,

Thanks for the lecture. Always nice to know these things when you start
to weigh your options.

Did the 351C have 4-bolt main journal caps? How about the "M" motors?

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Best Regards,

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 17:08:57 -0700
From: Sheila Goodson
Subject: Re: Spongy Brakes on 86 E-150 Ford Clubwagon

I don't know about Matthew, but my husband who is having the same problem
with an 1989 F250 460 did do the old-fashioned, two-man bleeding and he
still can't resolve this problem. Have replaced everything. Some things
twice. Has anyone out there had this problem and figured out how to
resolve it?

S. Spaulding wrote:
>
> Matthew,
>
> When you bled the brakes, did you use a one-man bleeder? If you did,
> try it the old-fashioned way, with two people.
>
> Steve
>
> Matthew Miller wrote:
> >
> > I need HELP!! Still have a spongy pedal. All new components from
> > calipers, wheel cylinders, pads, shoes, springs, 2 Raybestos master
> > cylinders, bled lines till the oil prices went up. Van stops OK but will
> > not lock up wheels as it did in the past. Performed engine off test, foot
> > on pedal, crank engine power booster test ; according to Ford
> > manual-passed. What am I missing? HELP! Thanks, Matt
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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 22:15:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bill03bt aol.com
Subject: Octane and High Altitude

Hi Ford Truck List,
I've been lurking for several months now and have enjoyed the list and have
learned a lot. Keep it up! Especially you Ken, we all appreciate the time and
effort you put into this.
On the high altitude octane issue; Bill Funk, you are conusing two different
issues. Yes, due to the thinner air at high altitudes, the air/fuel ratio
changes. This is why carbeurators(sp?) need to be rejetted for a leaner
mixture.
The reason gas is sold with lower octane ratings at higher elevations is
because thinner air = lower compression. This means that octane requirements
are lower. I hope that this explanation helps to clear up the matter.
Since I have come out of lurking, I have a few questions for the group.

I have a 96 Ranger, 3.0, 5 speed manual, Supercab.
1) I want to install an aftermarket tachometer. Does anybody know where I
would connect the distributor lead?
2) The rear end ratio is 3.45, I think that this is a little high for this
engine/trans combo. Any suggestions about which ratio I should switch to and
what will this involve? It is also an open rear end and I would like to
change it to limited slip or locking, any advice?

That's enough for tonight, please feel free to reply on or offline.

Bill Buckheit
Bill03 aol.com



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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 20:26:09 +0000
From: "Erik J. O'Daniel"
Subject: 84 Bronco II, shift warning light

>From everything I can tell our 84 Bronco II should have the shift
warning light that is part of the EEC-IV system. There's a spot on
the dash but no bulb and no socket for a bulb. I haven't run across
anything that indicated this was an option. So what's the deal?

Is this an option? If so, can I get the socket anywhere besides a
Ford dealer or junk yard? I've found a Mitchell wiring diagram that
indicates which wires I'd need to use, but maybe they aren't even
there if this is an option...

Furthermore, why would my crankcase filter get covered with oil?
(Filter inside air filter housing, attached to hose coming from cap
of filler hole in driver's side valve cover.) It's been doing this
even though the PCV valve was replaced.

Erik O'Daniel

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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 23:25:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ducks4jim aol.com
Subject: Re: Maybe a simple hi-octane question?..

Not necessarily a Ford Question, BUT>>>>>

I have an un-enhanced factory vehicle that runs GREAT when the ambient
temp is 80F or below, but when ambient is over 80 or 85F, I get a major
knocking on acceleration.

Super Premium gas does cure the problem, but I wonder why knock only happens
at higher ambient temps.

Again, when the outside temp. is low......no knock. when outside temp is high
and the engine is pushed>>>>>>KNOCK!

Any suggestions?

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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 20:44:10 -0600 (MDT)
From: zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)
Subject: Re: Spongy Brakes ... -- me too

Hi All, I just had my '88 F-250 HD SC 7.3L 4WD checked out for suspension
and brakes. They said I needed a master cylinder, along with $700 of other
work. Well I r&r the mc, using the husband/wife bleeding system, and it's
still the same too. (Engine off there is no compression or loss, rock hard,
while starting hard, then upon starting the pedal fades away)

Can't lock em up either, even in rain today. And my ABS orange light is on,
been on since I got it 2k miles ago.

Haynes' book says there is an ABS valve to be bled (pg 9-16 11.7). Where is it?

Or is it the power assist failing?

Will do the check procedure at pg 9-17 12.12

If that doesn't do it ... gonna let the pros do it!

430 miles till the odometer flips to zero, then it will be missed for 2-3
weeks as it gets its heart rebuilt and limbs tuned up.

zya, Zeb
NE Boulder County, Colorado

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At 05:08 PM 9/19/97 -0700, fordtrucks80up ListService.net wrote:
>I don't know about Matthew, but my husband who is having the same problem
>with an 1989 F250 460 did do the old-fashioned, two-man bleeding and he
>still can't resolve this problem. Have replaced everything. Some things
>twice. Has anyone out there had this problem and figured out how to
>resolve it?
>
>S. Spaulding wrote:
>>
>> Matthew,
>>
>> When you bled the brakes, did you use a one-man bleeder? If you did,
>> try it the old-fashioned way, with two people.
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> Matthew Miller wrote:
>> >
>> > I need HELP!! Still have a spongy pedal. All new components from....


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