Return-Path:
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 14:31:27 -0700 (MST)
From: owner-fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net (fordtrucks80up-digest)
To: fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net
Subject: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #258
Reply-To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Sender: owner-fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net


fordtrucks80up-digest Wednesday, December 10 1997 Volume 01 : Number 258



=======================================================================
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 And Newer Trucks Digest
Visit our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
To unsubscribe, send email to:
fordtrucks80up-digest-request listservice.net
with the word "unsubscribe" in the body of the message. For help, send
email to the same address with the word "help" in the body of the
message.
=======================================================================
In this issue:

Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #257 [Bill Funk ]
Re:C.D changers [Roger Galvin ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #257 ["Gary W Beyer"
Supercharger. [JOUZA1 ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #257 [BGroomsJX ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #256 [Thom Cheney ]
manual hubs [Eric W Sneed ]
Re: Supercharger. [BGroomsJX ]
F-250/350 4X4 ["Smeins, Larry" ]
Some 1999 F-Series Info [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #256 [bthomas Kollsman.com]
Is my cup half-full or half-empty? [Brian Pynn ]
E-350 rear axle parts [William Martin ]
RE:F-250 4x4 Auto Hubs ["Smeins, Larry" ]
Re: Gibson cat back system [lstrang bordercity.com (Lorne Strang)]
Engine Break In [CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John)]
Re: Gibson cat back system [Eric W Sneed ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #256 [Robert Hurley ]
Captain's Chairs [John Pinkham ]
Re: manual hubs ["David J. Baldwin" ]
RE: Captain's Chairs [Michael Wray ]
97 F-150 shifter ["Wayne Pauley" ]
Re: Captain's Chairs [zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #256 [Brian ]
Test # 2 [Rex Edmiston ]
Gibson cat back system ["Arseneau, Jim" ]

=======================================================================

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 06:40:20 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #257

> From: David McDonald
> Subject: Gibson cat back system
>
> Hiya all,
>
> Just wondering if anyone out there is running a Gibson cat
> back
> system on their rig. I was calling for prices on Flowmaster and Borla,
>
> and the guy at The Truck Performance Center told me I had picked the
> best
> and the worst to ask about :) He suggested Gibson as a good mid-grade
> alternate, not near as expensive as the Borla, but better quality than
>
> Flowmaster (quieter than Flowmaster too, which is important).
> He says that the system is a 3" pipe with a 3 1/2" tip. I'm
> looking to free up the breathing on my '90 F250 with a 351 for more
> power
> and mileage. I'm looking at an MSD ignition and K&N filter charger
> too,
> but the main question for this message is:
> Anyone got a Gibson, and what do you think of it?
>
> TIA,
> Dave McDonald

There's another alternative...Any decent exhaust shop can put on a
cat-back system of their own making for a lot less than the pre-packaged
jobs.
The only reason those pre-packaged sets exist is because we tend to
forget about the do-it-yourself route; it certainly isn't because they
are any better than what Charlie's Muffler Shop (purely a fictitious
name) can put out.
You want 3" Mandrel-bent tubes? Charlie can do it. You want quiet?
Charlie can put on a decently quite, free-flowing muffler. And, he'll do
it for a lot less than what you'll pay for those pre-packaged sets. And,
he'll make it fit right.
Something else to consider: the Cats Ford uses are extremely quiet by
themselves. It doesn't take much muffler to keep the exhaust about stock
quiet. On my "92 F-250 w/460, it was almost stock quiet without a
muffler at all; all it took was a small muffler to make it as quiet as
stock.

Bill Funk

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 05:41:39 -0800
From: Roger Galvin
Subject: Re:C.D changers

Have the Pioneer unit carefully concealed in the false bottom built into the
center unit designed as an insulated storer and cup holder in my Rollalong
Dually. To insert a magazine you reach back and down and insert from the
rear passenger area. Not saying theives wouldn't find it, just upping my
percentage. Best feature is the remote control. You wouldn't think you'd
need a remote when the control is only arms length away but you'd be
surprised with what you'll endure listening to because you'd have to stretch
out and physically do something to change it. Flipping through my 18 F.M
presets and 6A.M presets is just a finger twitch away. Also a twitch away is
the attenuator control which instantly drops volume to 1/10th to listen to
what your passenger is saying. Isn't it irritating when you are the
passenger and sounds are blasting and when you want to talk they won't drop
the music level and you are forced to compete on a decibel level?. Twitch
the button again and sounds resume as was. Having the radio, tape and C.D
changer with 6 discs loaded ensures even a ride through Death Valley is
covered. Again cartridge pops in the home unit. I've had this since new in
'89 and highly recommend it.

Trevor
Trevor

dilbert1 pipeline.com

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 08:30:52 -0600
From: "Gary W Beyer"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #257

owner-fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net on 12/10/97 04:50:30 AM

Please respond to fordtrucks80up ListService.net

To: fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net
cc: (bcc: Gary W Beyer/CedarRapids/Collins/Rockwell)
Subject: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #257






Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 10:17:36 -0500
From: "Mike Jones"
Subject: F-250 4x4 Auto Hubs
Well, I guess what 'everyone' says about auto-locking hubs is true ('96 4x4
F-250 48K miles). One failed recently, naturally when I could have really
used 4wd. What's a bit odd is that they worked fine just a week ago, no
expensive noises or anything of that sort. I always treat them gently,
full stop before engaging, no turns on dry surfaces, moderate acceleration.
Just didn't and won't engage.
Does anybody on this list know the ususal failure mode? i.e. is it too
much torque (it's a PS diesel), binding from being on a too-dry surface,
dirt? (I can guess along with the best of 'em; I'd like to hear from
someone who 'knows'. The dealer is useless for this type of information.)
I'm going for a direct replacement this one time, but if it happens again,
I'll switch to manual hubs. I hate to lose the convenience, but better to
have 4wd available than not...

Mike Jones
The parts that fail on these units is not the engaging surfaces (splines
inside the hub housing). If you pull off the hub, you'll see 3 pawl fingers
that engage with a camming surface around the outside of the spindle. Any
significant turning of the axel relative to the spindle will push the pawls
into the hub, engaging the splines. The pawl fingers are attached to a ring
shaped base. On older units the pawl assembly is cast of aluminum. This
ring presses agains another ring inside the hub, which is made of plastic.
These two rings rub (and wear) against each other for a moment every time
the unit is engaged. Now, the big kicker is that these things try to engage
in 2 wheel mode at times, when you are turning. This is due to of the
nature of the universal joints in the axel, so you are causing wear to some
degree every time you drive the truck.

After taking mine apart (not easy) and calling Ford to see if the rather
small and inexpensive to make parts were available, I was told and that it
would be about $250 per side to replace the whole unit. Warn, who makes the
units for Ford, gave me the same story. My truck had 30,000 miles on it and
apparently Warn felt guilty and gave me a new set of hubs. They have been
redesigned with steel cams and better grease and are supposed to last
longer, but if I were spending the money, I'd get manuals.

By the way, Warn says the grease is kinda high tech stuff, and should be
left in there for life. They also mentioned that too much grease would
prevent engagement because it is not compressable and may not be able to
move out of the way of the assemblies when they try to engage.


Gary

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 09:47:24 EST
From: JOUZA1
Subject: Supercharger.

I am tinking of buying a new mass air sensor and larger throttle body for my
93 4.0 Ranger. But i plan of saving my money and purchasing a supercharger or
turbocharger over the summer. Do these come with new throttle bodies and or
mass air sensors and would I be wasting my money if i purchase the t-body and
sensor now or should i just wait till I get the Supercharger or turbo?

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 10:33:07 EST
From: BGroomsJX
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #257

In a message dated 97-12-10 10:12:28 EST, you write:


cat-back system of their own making for a lot less than the pre-packaged
jobs.
The only reason those pre-packaged sets exist is because we tend to
forget about the do-it-yourself route; it certainly isn't because they
are any better than what Charlie's Muffler Shop (purely a fictitious
name) can put out.
You want 3" Mandrel-bent tubes? Charlie can do it. You want quiet?
Charlie can put on a decently quite, free-flowing muffler. And, he'll do
it for a lot less than what you'll pay for those pre-packaged sets. And,
he'll make it fit right.
Something else to consider: the Cats Ford uses are extremely quiet by
themselves. It doesn't take much muffler to keep the exhaust about stock
quiet. On my "92 F-250 w/460, it was almost stock quiet without a
muffler at all; all it took was a small muffler to make it as quiet as
stock.

Bill Funk >>


I bought a Flowmaster single in/dual out for my 96' Ranger w/a V6 and had a
local muffler shop welded the system. It has 3'' pipes and I opted 2'' tips
because most people dont think about the tips making any difrence in sound,
but it does. Your right though, Flowmaster is loud. I didnt like the setup at
first untill I started getting complements on the sound from onlookers. You
get used to the sound. The muffler did perform though, it gave a noticable
increase in HP and TQ. If you get a Flowmaster muffler get a 3 chamber. That
will give you a more quiter driving sound. Flowmaster also makes a muffler
that will perform without the noise. Check out Summit Racings cat. for them.
(http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.summitracing.com)

Brian

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 07:36:18 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #256

MR KEVIN KALMAN wrote:
>
> Dear ladies & gentlemen:
>
> If you have a moment to reply, I would truly appreciate any responses.
> ..
>
> I own a 1991 F-150 XLT Lariat 4x4 with antilock brakes and 107,000
> miles on the engine. I've bought this truck four months ago.
>
> This past week, the truck started to give me serious concerns
> regarding the brakes. Whenever I chose to apply the brakes, I get
> resistance as well as significantly increased braking distance. A
> few times, the truck did a roll-thru at stop signs...
>
> I've had two good mechanics check the truck out - They replaced the
> brakes module (it was an used module). I drove it once, the brakes
> are fine - After that, downhill.
>
> Any advice/help you can give, I will surely appreciate...
>
> Thank you very much.


I am no brake expert, but it sounds like a bad master cyl. or even a
leak to me. Did the mechanic bleed the brakes when he replaced the
module?

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 08:09:10 -0800
From: Eric W Sneed
Subject: manual hubs

Hey Guys,

I drve around for about a week with one of my hubs locked. I didn't know
about it untill last night. I never engaged four wheel drive however.

The question is did i do any damage to the hubs, axles, or any other
part of my drive line.

Any and all info will be greatley apreciated. thanx

Eric

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 11:11:18 EST
From: BGroomsJX
Subject: Re: Supercharger.

In a message dated 97-12-10 10:54:16 EST, you write:


93 4.0 Ranger. But i plan of saving my money and purchasing a supercharger or
turbocharger over the summer. Do these come with new throttle bodies and or
mass air sensors and would I be wasting my money if i purchase the t-body and
sensor now or should i just wait till I get the Supercharger or turbo? >>


Try and look in sport truck mags and cats. for a Whipple Charger. I'm not sure
if they make them for the 4.0L Ranger/Explorer but the price is right and most
kits come with new mass air units.

Brian
96' Ford Ranger GT

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 09:28:16 -0700
From: "Smeins, Larry"
Subject: F-250/350 4X4

I carry a 2500 pound, wet but unloaded, camper on a 95 F-250 super cab
4x4 Powerstroke with E4OD. The only mod I've done to the suspension is
added a sway bar. It carries the camper with little sag and the sag is
pretty even rather than a sagging rear that you often see even though
I'm over GVW for the truck. The Powerstroke engine is phenomenal. I
have carried the camper up the west entrance to Eisenhower tunnel in
Colorado at 70 mph while a friend with a 460 powered motorhome of
comparable weight and size can't hold 58 mph. I make 16 mpg on the
highway with the camper fully loaded while the 460 motorhome is getting
8. I think you will be very pleased with a Powerstroke in your
application.

Larry

>[[[[Date: Mon, 08 Dec 1997 22:23:33 -0600
>From: rmp utxvms.cc.utexas.edu (Richard Petty)
>Subject: F-250/350 4X4
>Hello,
>I'm looking for a new truck to haul a slide-in camper. The camper
weighs
>apx. 2000 lbs. wet and count on an additional 1000 lbs. of folks and
gear.
>We will be going to fairly remote sites for camping and stargazing. Not
>intending to do any radical four-wheeling, but would like to be able to
get
>around in mud/snow/sand. The truck will be driven on the highway for
long
>distances and then into the boonies.
>I have been checking out the F-250/350 series. The powerstroke diesel
>appears to be a good option. I've spoken with a few owners, no one has
>anything bad to say about mileage or performance. Before I saddle up to
>this kind of money, I'd like to hear from anyone who has experience
with
>these trucks.
>I would appreciate any coments/advice.
>Thanks,
>Richard
>Richard M. Petty
>Construction Inspector The Journey is the Destination
>University of Texas System]]]]

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 11:43:57, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Some 1999 F-Series Info

Hi all,

My Ford dealership recieved a 1999 F-Series body builder book, so I
have some info.

Transfer Case: NV271

I also have payload capacity and curb weights. Just email me and I
can give ya that info.

Sorry, I don't have towing capacities yet :-(

Josh
Lakeland Truck Center

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 11:43:22 -0500
From: bthomas Kollsman.com
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #256

Looks like you are going to be an early guinea pig for the
TRUE cost of owning a vehicle with abs. People who buy these
previously owned abs vehicles are going to get stuck with
the high cost of repairing these systems. A $200. master
cyl. or booster problem may well cost you $800+ to fix etc.,
etc..

Btw, This may just be a vacuum line or booster leak.
Good luck!


______________________________ Reply Separator ____________________________
_____
Subject: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #256
Author: LNVB01A prodigy.com (MR KEVIN KALMAN) at KOLLSMAN
Date: 12/10/97 12:03 AM




Dear ladies & gentlemen:
If you have a moment to reply, I would truly appreciate any responses.
..
I own a 1991 F-150 XLT Lariat 4x4 with antilock brakes and
107,000
miles on the engine. I've bought this truck four months ago.
This past week, the truck started to give me serious concerns
regarding the brakes. Whenever I chose to apply the brakes, I
get
resistance as well as significantly increased braking distance.
A
few times, the truck did a roll-thru at stop signs...
I've had two good mechanics check the truck out - They replaced
the
brakes module (it was an used module). I drove it once, the
brakes
are fine - After that, downhill.
Any advice/help you can give, I will surely appreciate...
Thank you very much.
Duke.
+-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 and Newer
- --------------+
| Send posts to fordtrucks80up listservice.net,
|
| List removal instructions on the website.
|
+----------------- Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
- -----------------+

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 08:49:57 -0800
From: Brian Pynn
Subject: Is my cup half-full or half-empty?

Just got my 1997 Ranger 3.0L back from the dealer; had it in for a
warranty inspection on a funny rattle it was making at around 3500 rpm.
I just finished babying this thing through its break-in period, have
less than 2000 miles on it, and now they tell me I'm getting a brand new
engine. Service techs say one of the wrist pins is screwed...and Ford
would rather replace the engine than fix it. I guess if they're putting
in a 1998 version of the 3.0L then I'm kind of lucking out, getting more
torque. Is it possible they still have brand new 1997 engines kicking
around? In which case I have to go through another break-in
period...which is a pain in the ass.

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 09:21:04 -0800
From: William Martin
Subject: E-350 rear axle parts

Hi,
Anyone have a suggestion on where to get the best deal on a
rebuild kit for a Dana 60 axle? How about the Summit/Ratech kit for
$122.99...good/bad/ugly? :-)

thanks,
Bill

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 10:20:54 -0700
From: "Smeins, Larry"
Subject: RE:F-250 4x4 Auto Hubs

Mike,
Are you sure they failed? Sometimes they just hang up. They should be
lubed every 30k miles under normal duty and even if lubed they can still
hang up. Before laying out the bucks for new hubs have them
disassembled, inspected and relubed if no failure is found. My hubs
failed under severe torque load and I sheared them. I did this in low
range with chains on the front, 4.10 axles and a trailer stuck in a
ditch behind me. The hub failed at about 3/4 throttle against torque
converter stall with a Powerstroke. The torque I was applying was
pretty high. I did have a hub hang up the year before after I hadn't
used 4 wheel for a few months but I got it to free up by backing and
going forward several times.

Larry

>Well, I guess what 'everyone' says about auto-locking hubs is true ('96
4x4
>F-250 48K miles). One failed recently, naturally when I could have
really
>used 4wd. What's a bit odd is that they worked fine just a week ago,
no
>expensive noises or anything of that sort. I always treat them gently,
>full stop before engaging, no turns on dry surfaces, moderate
acceleration.
>Just didn't and won't engage.

>Does anybody on this list know the ususal failure mode? i.e. is it too
>much torque (it's a PS diesel), binding from being on a too-dry
surface,
>dirt? (I can guess along with the best of 'em; I'd like to hear from
>someone who 'knows'. The dealer is useless for this type of
information.)
>I'm going for a direct replacement this one time, but if it happens
again,
>I'll switch to manual hubs. I hate to lose the convenience, but better
to
>have 4wd available than not...


>Mike Jones

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 97 10:43:18 -0500
From: lstrang bordercity.com (Lorne Strang)
Subject: Re: Gibson cat back system

> Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 07:23:06 -0800
> From: David McDonald
> Subject: Gibson cat back system
> Hiya all,
>
> Just wondering if anyone out there is running a Gibson cat back
system
> on their rig. I was calling for prices on Flowmaster and Borla, and the
guy at
> The Truck Performance Center told me I had picked the best and the worst
to ask
> about :) He suggested Gibson as a good mid-grade alternate, not near as
> expensive as the Borla, but better quality than Flowmaster (quieter than
> Flowmaster too, which is important).
> He says that the system is a 3" pipe with a 3 1/2" tip. I'm
looking to
> free up the breathing on my '90 F250 with a 351 for more power and mileage
. I'm
> looking at an MSD ignition and K&N filter charger too, but the main
question
> for this message is:
> Anyone got a Gibson, and what do you think of it?


David -
I have the complete Gibson system including Doug Thorley Tri-Y's and *BEFORE
THE DARN MUFFLER RUSTED OUT* it was really sweet. Had a great low rumble
(not too loud though) and there was a definite seat-of-the-pants increase in
power. This rust thing happened recently (after 4 years in the snowbelt) and
admittedly, I haven't had an opportunity to call Gibson and check out their
unlimited warranty that they advertise. I hear they now make a stainless
version and if you have the bucks, this seems to be the way to go. They know
what they are doing if sound & power is your goal!

- --
Lorne Strang lstrang bordercity.com

Current vehicle:
1989 Black Ford F-250HD Supercab Long Wheelbase (factory loaded), 4x4, 460
V8, dual fuel (propane & gas) ZF 5 spd, Skyjacker Softride Suspension System
(front 4", rear 4" plus 2" blocks) with Nitro gas shocks, CenterForce Gold
Clutch, Premier Underhood Welder, Ready-Air Underhood Compressor (with full
set of IR air tools), Gibson/Doug Thorley Exhaust, Six States driveshaft
(front), Off-road Lights, American Racing Outlaw II Mags, Luverne Grill &
Brush Guard, Warn XD9000i Winch (on Multi-Mount with accessory pack & front
receiver), Superunner Steering System, fiberglass cap, Dual Optima batteries
, Wrangler Power Manager, Jacobs plug wires & Light Brightener, Carry Ind.
electric boat loader, Pul Pal, Lund visor & hood deflector, SureClaw wheel
anchors, Hi-Lift Jack, Max-Tool, Nelson Industries Deck-Slider, Quadra-Flate
, etc. etc.

Planned modifications :
Lunati 512 stroker kit (more power!), Warn Premium hubs, ARB lockers (front
& rear), BFG Radial A/T's, Pewag chains, BFG Velvet Ride Shackles, Tireloc
Beadlocks, Whipple air charger (still more power!).

Unplanned modifications : Whatever broke this weekend.

------------------------------

Date: Mon, 08 Dec 97 12:34
From: CASSIS universal.usa.com (Cassis, John)
Subject: Engine Break In

Seams to be a lot of opinions on this. I've always heard you vary your
driving speeds every 5 minutes minimal if on the highway and not to drive
over 60mph for the first 500 miles. Also to change the oil after the
first 500 miles. Then to go kind-of easy for the next 500 miles and not
to tow anything for the first 1000 miles. Anyway thats what I've heard
and thats how I broke my last two new trucks in.

John Cassis
The Danger Ranger
93' STX 4x4 3.0/5-speed

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 10:05:20 -0800
From: Eric W Sneed
Subject: Re: Gibson cat back system

Lorne Strang wrote:
>
> > Date: Tue, 09 Dec 1997 07:23:06 -0800
> > From: David McDonald
> > Subject: Gibson cat back system
> > Hiya all,
> >
> > Just wondering if anyone out there is running a Gibson cat back
> system
> > on their rig. I was calling for prices on Flowmaster and Borla, and the
> guy at
> > The Truck Performance Center told me I had picked the best and the worst
> to ask
> > about :) He suggested Gibson as a good mid-grade alternate, not near as
> > expensive as the Borla, but better quality than Flowmaster (quieter than
> > Flowmaster too, which is important).
> > He says that the system is a 3" pipe with a 3 1/2" tip. I'm
> looking to
> > free up the breathing on my '90 F250 with a 351 for more power and mileage
> . I'm
> > looking at an MSD ignition and K&N filter charger too, but the main
> question
> > for this message is:
> > Anyone got a Gibson, and what do you think of it?
>
> David -
> I have the complete Gibson system including Doug Thorley Tri-Y's and *BEFORE
> THE DARN MUFFLER RUSTED OUT* it was really sweet. Had a great low rumble
> (not too loud though) and there was a definite seat-of-the-pants increase in
> power. This rust thing happened recently (after 4 years in the snowbelt) and
> admittedly, I haven't had an opportunity to call Gibson and check out their
> unlimited warranty that they advertise. I hear they now make a stainless
> version and if you have the bucks, this seems to be the way to go. They know
> what they are doing if sound & power is your goal!
>
> --
> Lorne Strang lstrang bordercity.com
>
> Current vehicle:
> 1989 Black Ford F-250HD Supercab Long Wheelbase (factory loaded), 4x4, 460
> V8, dual fuel (propane & gas) ZF 5 spd, Skyjacker Softride Suspension System
> (front 4", rear 4" plus 2" blocks) with Nitro gas shocks, CenterForce Gold
> Clutch, Premier Underhood Welder, Ready-Air Underhood Compressor (with full
> set of IR air tools), Gibson/Doug Thorley Exhaust, Six States driveshaft
> (front), Off-road Lights, American Racing Outlaw II Mags, Luverne Grill &
> Brush Guard, Warn XD9000i Winch (on Multi-Mount with accessory pack & front
> receiver), Superunner Steering System, fiberglass cap, Dual Optima batteries
> , Wrangler Power Manager, Jacobs plug wires & Light Brightener, Carry Ind.
> electric boat loader, Pul Pal, Lund visor & hood deflector, SureClaw wheel
> anchors, Hi-Lift Jack, Max-Tool, Nelson Industries Deck-Slider, Quadra-Flate

What about the jacuzzi??






> , etc. etc.
>
> Planned modifications :
> Lunati 512 stroker kit (more power!), Warn Premium hubs, ARB lockers (front
> & rear), BFG Radial A/T's, Pewag chains, BFG Velvet Ride Shackles, Tireloc
> Beadlocks, Whipple air charger (still more power!).
>
> Unplanned modifications : Whatever broke this weekend.
> +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 and Newer --------------+
> | Send posts to fordtrucks80up listservice.net, |
> | List removal instructions on the website. |
> +----------------- Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com -----------------+

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 13:05:25 -0500 (EST)
From: Robert Hurley
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #256

I had a similar problem w/ my 91 F-150. I finally had to replace the
calipers themselves which solved the problem. Hope this helps.


He is risen and coming again :)

Robert Hurley p001393b pb.seflin.org

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 10:06:20 -0800
From: John Pinkham
Subject: Captain's Chairs

I'm considering changing out the bench seat in my low mileage (400,000)
'88 F-250 diesel to something more comfortable. Will captain's chairs
fit in the standard cab? Which might be more economical: wrecking yard
or aftermarket? Any recommendations?

Thanks,

John Pinkham

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 11:38:38 -0600
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: manual hubs

Eric W Sneed wrote:
>
> Hey Guys,
>
> I drve around for about a week with one of my hubs locked. I didn't know
> about it untill last night. I never engaged four wheel drive however.
>
> The question is did i do any damage to the hubs, axles, or any other
> part of my drive line.

I doubt it. You've just been running your differential gearsets around,
and the input and/or other axle have just been spinning free.

- --
Best Regards,

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
- --------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 10:45:39 -0800
From: Michael Wray
Subject: RE: Captain's Chairs

I also have been looking into changing my bench seat to Captains
Chairs or a newer more comfortable 60/40 seat... Anyone have any
input on this?? I have an '86 F250 Supercab.

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 14:13:05 -0500
From: "Wayne Pauley"
Subject: 97 F-150 shifter

Does anyone know how to get the knobs off the end of the 5-speeds shifter?
Is it pressed on? Do you need a special tool to get it off? If its pressed
on - does anyone know the size of the press fit?

thanks,
wayne p.

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 12:25:51 -0700 (MST)
From: zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)
Subject: Re: Captain's Chairs

Hi John,

I got a pair and the console box between them, for $100 from a junk yard. I
think one hole lined up and had to drill the other three for each of them.
I used self tapping screws for the console. One hour job.

Zeb
88 F-250 X-Cab (Gray w/ Burgandy Chairs )


At 10:06 AM 12/10/97 -0800, fordtrucks80up ListService.net wrote:
>I'm considering changing out the bench seat in my low mileage (400,000)
>'88 F-250 diesel to something more comfortable. Will captain's chairs
>fit in the standard cab? Which might be more economical: wrecking yard
>or aftermarket? Any recommendations?
>
>Thanks,
>
>John Pinkham
>+-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 and Newer --------------+
>| Send posts to fordtrucks80up listservice.net, |
>| List removal instructions on the website. |
>+----------------- Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com -----------------+
>

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 11:34:43 -0800
From: Brian
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #256

At 11:43 AM 12/10/97 -0500, you wrote:
>My dad had an 88' F250 4x4 with major brake problems. He still had a
warranty so he took it in to the dealer to have the brakes fixed. They
ended up replacing about $600 worth of equipment and still had the problem.
About a week after we got the truck back to try it out again Ford had a
recall on the brakes. I guess the line's mounted too close to something
that gets hot and it thins the fluid out, causing the fade and weak brakes.
You might call the local Ford dealer and check on recalls.

Brian

gt350h cdsnet.net
>______________________________ Reply Separator ____________________________
>_____
>Subject: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #256
>Author: LNVB01A prodigy.com (MR KEVIN KALMAN) at KOLLSMAN
>Date: 12/10/97 12:03 AM
>
>
>
>
>Dear ladies & gentlemen:
>If you have a moment to reply, I would truly appreciate any responses.
>..
>I own a 1991 F-150 XLT Lariat 4x4 with antilock brakes and
>107,000
>miles on the engine. I've bought this truck four months ago.
>This past week, the truck started to give me serious concerns
>regarding the brakes. Whenever I chose to apply the brakes, I
>get
>resistance as well as significantly increased braking distance.
>A
>few times, the truck did a roll-thru at stop signs...
>I've had two good mechanics check the truck out - They replaced
>the
>brakes module (it was an used module). I drove it once, the
>brakes
>are fine - After that, downhill.
>Any advice/help you can give, I will surely appreciate...
>Thank you very much.
>Duke.
>+-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 and Newer
>--------------+
>| Send posts to fordtrucks80up listservice.net,
>|
>| List removal instructions on the website.
>|
>+----------------- Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
>-----------------+
>
>
>+-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 and Newer --------------+
>| Send posts to fordtrucks80up listservice.net, |
>| List removal instructions on the website. |
>+----------------- Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com -----------------+
>
>

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 15:15:24 -0500 (EST)
From: Rex Edmiston
Subject: Test # 2

We'll see if it works this time. Been getting list mail for months
- - just can't send.

...rex

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 16:29:12 -0500
From: "Arseneau, Jim"
Subject: Gibson cat back system

Dave,
I am running both exhaust systems you mention. I have a Borla
on a 92 Explorer(4.0 V6), while the Gibson is under a 87 F150 (4.9
inline 6). Comparing theses systems, is for my applications, comparing
apples and oranges because of the differences of the vehicles. Both
systems were easily installed. The Gibson has a larger outlet. The
Borla has a deeper tone, which my dog can attest to (he can hear my
wife's Explorer turn the corner up the street coming home, while I can
sneak up on him in the F150). The Borla, of course is stainless steel
and costs considerably more. My Gibson is aluminized (although I
believe stainless steel is available). Both exhausts came with a
lifetime warranty. My feel is, I gained more HP in the Explorer. The
F150 had a Dynomax twin pipe catback exhaust previously and upon adding
the Gibson I felt a gain in HP over the Dynomax. If I had to do it all
over again, on both vehicles - money permitting I would go with the
Borla - If funds are an issue, the Gibson is a great exhaust system.
Just my 2 pennies worth.....


To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Registration is free, easy and gives you access to more features.
If you are not registered, click here to register.
If you are already registered, you can login here.

If you are already logged in and are seeing this message, your web browser is blocking session cookies. Change your browser cookie settings to allow session cookies.




Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Jobs

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.