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fordtrucks80up-digest Wednesday, December 3 1997 Volume 01 : Number 251



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In this issue:

Tire Chains ["jlohse" ]
www.FordRanger.com / 93 F150 [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #246 ["David J. Baldwin" ]
[none] [greg.medert gsa.gov]
Re: Tire Chains [D Robertson ]
Re: Chevron Gasoline [Midwest96 aol.com]
Aerodynamics, the sequel [alanh galaxy.nsc.com (The Hepburn)]
[none] [Mark Ponsford ]
Request for info [Mark Ponsford ]
Re: [Eric W Sneed ]
re: www.FordRanger.com / 93 F150 [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: Aerodynamics, the sequel [Thom Cheney ]
ABS light on '94 Explorer [Jeffrey Jue ]
Transmission Temperature [Kjetil Grytnes ]
Re: 2.9L Durability [charles rogers ]
Re: Aerodynamics, the sequel [Ken Payne ]
Whats going on here??? ["The Lublin Family" ]
Re: Chip [YIASCA aol.com]
Re: Aerodynamics, the sequel [YIASCA aol.com]
Re: Aerodynamics, the sequel [YIASCA aol.com]
Re: Aerodynamics, the sequel [Chad Royse ]
Re: Chip [YEAGS15962 ]
Re: Ignition Question(4.0L) [YEAGS15962 ]
Re: 2.9L Durability [ILuvTruks ]
Re: Ranger Supercab Noise Problem [Dave Armbruster
lowering shackles Q's [Luke Wells ]
: Whats going on here??? >Brakes [bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)]
Re: lowering shackles Q's [YIASCA ]
lowering shackles ["Jeff Wey" ]
Just some info for the group [Randy ]
Powerstroke pics ["Steve Ford_Man" ]
RE: Aerodynamics, the sequel ["Beaman, James" ]

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 03:21:43 -0800
From: "jlohse"
Subject: Tire Chains

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waiver concerning the use of tire chains and possible damage to the rear =
fenders. Question?
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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 10:13:37 EST
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: www.FordRanger.com / 93 F150

www.ford ranger. com finally got moved to a co-located machine at my ISP.
I went ahead and took out Java fade due to problems with other browsers
and
added a couple of new things which include perl scripts in my last
update.

Also, my 93 F150 ABS light started flashing, and would stay completely on
at times
then sometimes wouldn't come on at all. Could this be a bad sensor, or
are my
anti-lock brakes failing??


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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 09:52:13 -0600
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V1 #246

Bill Funk wrote:
>
> > From: Chris Brooks
> > Subject: F-150 Performance
> >
> > I own a 92 F150 4x4, I've got a 3" body lift running 33x12.5's, the
> > truck has a 302, 4 speed auto, and 3.55 gears. ... and the performance off road
> > is not the greatest.

> Unless you are a racer, you want torque, not horsepower, for your
> off-roading. Best bang-for-the-buck fix will be to go to 4.10's. As for
> the exhaust, a 3" cat back system will do you fine, because you
> shouldn't be looking for high RPMs. The intake shouldnt need much,
> except to use a K&N filter, kept clean.
> Now, if you want to get serious, transplant a 460 in there...
>
> Bill Funk

... oh yeah: replace that 302 with something with a longer stroke. The
351 comes to mind, too. You could go with the 460, but the swap may be
less straightforward. Almost anything has a longer stroke than a 302
(4" bore / 3" stroke).

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Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
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Date: 03 Dec 97 10:54:00 (-0500)
From: greg.medert gsa.gov
Subject: [none]

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Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 10:23:18 -0800
From: "Chad Royse (Netcom)"
Subject: Power Rear Window

Hey everyone,

I've seen Power Rear Sliding Windows in some of the conversion
packages in the Cincinnati area. Mark III and Eclipse both offer it.
I believe that C.R. Lawrence is the actual Power Rear Sliding Window
manufacturer.

Has anyone ever heard of these before and know if you can get them in
an aftermarket kit? I really don't want an entire conversion, just
the window. A SuperCab is just to far to reach!!

Thanks,
Chad

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Chad, you are correct. C.M. Lawrence is the manufacturer of these
power sliding windows. They are located in Atlanta, Ga. Phone number
is 770-696-3445. May be 404 area code. The kit price for sells for
$257 which includes switches, window and all accessories. Not sure
about the actual wire itself. This is a walk up price, over the
counter, direct to the public. They said the window can be installed
in about 20 minutes with the wiring taking the most time. I'm sure
shipping would be extra. I called two camper shell, LEER, CRICKET
dealers, conversion etc. places they wanted $350 plus installation.
This is one time that the manufacturer is cheaper. The full size
pickup window was the same price. They said it was because they sell
so many more than the Rangers. Hope this helps.

greg.medert gsa.gov
Atlanta, GA

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 11:51:21 -0500
From: D Robertson
Subject: Re: Tire Chains

I'm only speculating on this but I bet they are concerned that if the chain
comes loose and whips around, it will tear through the fiberglass fender.


Dave

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 11:55:44 -0500 (EST)
From: Midwest96 aol.com
Subject: Re: Chevron Gasoline

In a message dated 97-12-03 07:44:02 EST, you write:


they can advertise that they provide the fuel for testing.
Paul in Portland OR >>

Actually the web site says the companies pay to have it trucked up.

Craig

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 09:04:36 -0800
From: alanh galaxy.nsc.com (The Hepburn)
Subject: Aerodynamics, the sequel

Hi all.

I think we're all pretty much convinced that running with the
tailgate up allows for a bubble of air to form in the bed, helping
the aerodynamics of our trucks. Now let me put a fly in the
ointment: how does that bubble perform in the presence of
objects in the bed? Let's put a couple of suitcases up against
the cab - does the bubble get disturbed? Now put a fifth wheel
hitch in the middle of the bed. Is the bubble disturbed, or
destroyed? I have to believe that the fifth wheel hitch will
definitely mess up the bubble, but will it mess it up enough that
the air flow is changed, or can the bubble still form well enough
to keep the airflow going over the gate?

- ---

Alan Hepburn | |
National Semiconductor | DON'T TREAD ON ME |
Santa Clara, Ca | |
alanh galaxy.nsc.com | |

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 09:31:26 -0700
From: Mark Ponsford
Subject: [none]

I've noticed that a number of requests going to the 80&up Ford mailing list
are people searching for codes and info on gear ratios, drive train
specifications and such. I was thinking that it would be handy if this
commonly sought after info was available on the web somewhere. Alot of the
info people are searching for is in the User Guides that come with your
truck. Whats not there is usually found in the sales brochures.

So, what I'm proposing to do is to collect as much of this info as I can
and make it available from my web site.

I'm not sure what would be the best way to collect this info, but I think
the easiest way for me would be to have everyone use my '88 info as a
template and have you modify it for what ever year Ford truck ('80 and
later) you happen to have (or if you only have published info). Return the
modified .html document via email to the address below with subject as
"ford truck info". I'll post the results to
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://uviclib.uvic.ca/staff/mponsford/ford_trucks_info/default.html.

cheers,

- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mark Ponsford
Phone: (250) 721-7397

Email: mponsfor uvic.ca

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 09:36:20 -0700
From: Mark Ponsford
Subject: Request for info

Ooops, forgot to include a subject on the first post

>I've noticed that a number of requests going to the 80&up Ford mailing list
>are people searching for codes and info on gear ratios, drive train
>specifications and such. I was thinking that it would be handy if this
>commonly sought after info was available on the web somewhere. Alot of the
>info people are searching for is in the User Guides that come with your
>truck. Whats not there is usually found in the sales brochures.
>
>So, what I'm proposing to do is to collect as much of this info as I can
>and make it available from my web site.
>
>I'm not sure what would be the best way to collect this info, but I think
>the easiest way for me would be to have everyone use my '88 info as a
>template and have you modify it for what ever year Ford truck ('80 and
>later) you happen to have (or if you only have published info). Return the
>modified .html document via email to the address below with subject as
>"ford truck info". I'll post the results to
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://uviclib.uvic.ca/staff/mponsford/ford_trucks_info/default.html.
>
>cheers,
>
>-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>-
>Mark Ponsford
>Phone: (250) 721-7397
>
>Email: mponsfor uvic.ca

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 10:06:57 -0800
From: Eric W Sneed
Subject: Re:

greg.medert gsa.gov wrote:
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 10:23:18 -0800
> From: "Chad Royse (Netcom)"
> Subject: Power Rear Window
>
> Hey everyone,
>
> I've seen Power Rear Sliding Windows in some of the conversion
> packages in the Cincinnati area. Mark III and Eclipse both offer it.
> I believe that C.R. Lawrence is the actual Power Rear Sliding Window
> manufacturer.
>
> Has anyone ever heard of these before and know if you can get them in
> an aftermarket kit? I really don't want an entire conversion, just
> the window. A SuperCab is just to far to reach!!
>
> Thanks,
> Chad
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Chad, you are correct. C.M. Lawrence is the manufacturer of these
> power sliding windows. They are located in Atlanta, Ga. Phone number
> is 770-696-3445. May be 404 area code. The kit price for sells for

You can find this item in 4 west catalog, the one shown in this catalog
is made by power slider. You can reach them at 909-824-0024. I dont know
if they have a web site.






> $257 which includes switches, window and all accessories. Not sure
> about the actual wire itself. This is a walk up price, over the
> counter, direct to the public. They said the window can be installed
> in about 20 minutes with the wiring taking the most time. I'm sure
> shipping would be extra. I called two camper shell, LEER, CRICKET
> dealers, conversion etc. places they wanted $350 plus installation.
> This is one time that the manufacturer is cheaper. The full size
> pickup window was the same price. They said it was because they sell
> so many more than the Rangers. Hope this helps.
>
> greg.medert gsa.gov
> Atlanta, GA

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 13:23:01, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: www.FordRanger.com / 93 F150

Bob,

I have the same problem with my '98 Ranger right now with 4 wheel ABS.
As I am writing, it is getting fixed under warranty, too :-)
Somedays the light comes on and stays on, some days it wouldn't. I
brought it to work (a Ford Heavy Truck dealership) and had a mechanic
look at it. Believe it or not, but he told me that the retainer
clips or bolts that hold the ABS sensors at each front wheel were
MISSING! Does your truck have 4 wheel ABS? If yes, it may be a bad
sensor or something so you will want it checked out. If it is rear
ABS only, I couldn't tell ya what the problem is. From what I
understand, the rear Anti-lock part of the brake system is controlled
in the rear axle. I am not sure, but that is what I heard.
Josh

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 09:54:30 -0800
From: Thom Cheney
Subject: Re: Aerodynamics, the sequel

The Hepburn wrote:
>
> Hi all.
>
> I think we're all pretty much convinced that running with the
> tailgate up allows for a bubble of air to form in the bed, helping
> the aerodynamics of our trucks. Now let me put a fly in the
> ointment: how does that bubble perform in the presence of
> objects in the bed? Let's put a couple of suitcases up against
> the cab - does the bubble get disturbed? Now put a fifth wheel
> hitch in the middle of the bed. Is the bubble disturbed, or
> destroyed? I have to believe that the fifth wheel hitch will
> definitely mess up the bubble, but will it mess it up enough that
> the air flow is changed, or can the bubble still form well enough
> to keep the airflow going over the gate?


Recent (last weekend) trip to California: Half bed full of luggage,
gifts and food. Covered with cheasy blue tarp because I haven't scraped
up enough to get a decent tonneau cover. Bubble was definitely not
present. Blue tarp wanted to flop all over the place. Trip home: load
significantly reduced in mass (at least in the bed...belch.....).
Tarped area was now 1/4 of bed (with ends tucked under nicely). Mileage
did not significantly increase.

My conclusion:
Smooth "bubble" originates in front half of bed right behind the cab.
Under normal cicumstances the airflow over the cab drops back down
somewhere around the back half of the bed. With the cushion of air
swirling in the bed, this airflow continues over the tailgate before it
gets turbulent. If normal semi-swirly (am getting too technical here?)
cushion of air doesn't have the room to establish itself, turbulence
over the back half of the bed is more pronounced.


Stay tuned... next summer I'll take the truck east to Idaho & by then I
should have the tonneau installed. Full report then.

or... maybe we talk Ken into building a wind tunnel for the subscribers
of this list to try out our wacky aerodynamic theories on. What do you
say Ken!?!?!?!

TC

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 13:19:43 -0600
From: Jeffrey Jue
Subject: ABS light on '94 Explorer

For some reason, I noticed that the ABS light on my '94 4x2 Explorer =
comes on intermittently. I know that the brakes work fine, minus the =
ABS controller, but does anyone have any suggestions as to the cause of =
my problem. I know that others have had the same problem on the '94, =
but I don't know what their diagnosis was.

Jeffrey L. Jue
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www2.netdoor.com/~guardian
guardian netdoor.com
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lj4 ra.msstate.edu

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 20:32:04 -0800
From: Kjetil Grytnes
Subject: Transmission Temperature

From: Kjetil Grytnes, Norway
I am driving an 91 E350 with 7.3L Diesel Engine, and is interested to
monitor the transmission temperatur while driving. There is already
a tempereture sensor in the transmission, sending a signal to the
transmission computer. Does anyone have any idea how to use this signal
for monitoring transmission temperatur, or is there any other good
solution to this problem? It should be possible to measure the voltage
signal, but it is not linear, as far as I know.
As far as I know, the temperature in the transmission is critical, and
I am often pulling a trailer.
Thanks for any help.

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 12:07:57 -0800 (PST)
From: charles rogers
Subject: Re: 2.9L Durability

- ---TONYG1401 aol.com wrote:
>
> I have a 2.9 in my Mercury Cougar XR7 can you tell me about the
engine? A
> mech at work has told me of this engine can any one share info with me
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> That's the same engine I have in my 86 ranger. Basically, Ive found
it to be a reliable engine. However I have been warned that sometimes
this engine(depending on the year) will tend to warp the right head.
Mine has not done that yet. Knock on wood. Good luck with it.

_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 15:38:16 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Aerodynamics, the sequel

- -snip-
>
>Stay tuned... next summer I'll take the truck east to Idaho & by then I
>should have the tonneau installed. Full report then.
>
>or... maybe we talk Ken into building a wind tunnel for the subscribers
>of this list to try out our wacky aerodynamic theories on. What do you
>say Ken!?!?!?!
>

Somehow I don't think we could get enough donations and advertisers
to cover the expense! :)

Mechanically we shouldn't have any problems though....

Ken

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 15:13:19 -0500
From: "The Lublin Family"
Subject: Whats going on here???

Hi all:

My 81 F-150 for the most part anyway has been a decent truck. I bought it
in May and got all the bugs straightened out but one. The one bug I did
not get straightened out was When you hit the brakes, the pedal has the
firmness of a truck with power brakes, but stops like a truck with manual
brakes. Also when you hit the brake pedal the idle slows down a bunch.
I also noticed that when it runs, it sounds like it has a vacuum leak.
What I am wondering is, could the power brake booster be bad? The truck
has a 300 Six. Will the Power Booster from a '82 E-100 van fit the '81
F-150? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated Thanks.

Chris "Lube" Lublin

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 16:27:16 -0500 (EST)
From: YIASCA aol.com
Subject: Re: Chip

check out SUPERCHIPS

www.superchips.com/

tell them Dave Temple sent you from KY!

Thanks
Dave

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 16:32:01 -0500 (EST)
From: YIASCA aol.com
Subject: Re: Aerodynamics, the sequel

I did some comparisons with my truck when i first bought the ranger and it
got better MPG with the tailgate down then with the gate up and was quicker
in the 0-60mph

its proven fact if you want better than that buy a bed cover!

Dave

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 16:33:43 -0500 (EST)
From: YIASCA aol.com
Subject: Re: Aerodynamics, the sequel

Hate to bust your BUBBLE.....sorry had to reply like that! Truck MPG and
0-60MPH speed is decreased with tailgate in up postion!

sorry

Dave--the Bubble buster---

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 17:33:13 -0800
From: Chad Royse
Subject: Re: Aerodynamics, the sequel

I have had similar results to Dave.

YIASCA aol.com wrote:

> I did some comparisons with my truck when i first bought the ranger and it
> got better MPG with the tailgate down then with the gate up and was quicker
> in the 0-60mph
>
> its proven fact if you want better than that buy a bed cover!
>
> Dave
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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 18:05:03 EST
From: YEAGS15962
Subject: Re: Chip

If your looking for a chip a would recommend calling JET performance. They
make performance chips for just about everything. Expect to spend from 2-3
hundred dollars on it. I bought one for my 93 ranger and it makes a
difference. You can get the 1-800 number from any car or truck magazine.

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 18:02:50 EST
From: YEAGS15962
Subject: Re: Ignition Question(4.0L)

If you wanna improve performance start with a free flowing exhaust. Changing
the throttle body helps but only if the exhaust is less restrictive. I also
recommend a K&N air filter and a high performance chip. I have added all of
these to my 93 ranger with a 4.0 liter and it makes a difference.
Bob Yeager

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 22:00:43 EST
From: ILuvTruks
Subject: Re: 2.9L Durability

So what do you want to know about it? Anything special.

In a message dated 97-12-03 18:03:08 EST, you write:

> I have a 2.9 in my Mercury Cougar XR7 can you tell me about the engine? A
> mech at work has told me of this engine can any one share info with me

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Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 20:22:30 -0700
From: Dave Armbruster
Subject: Re: Ranger Supercab Noise Problem

I had a noise from my rear window about 3 or so months after buying the
truck. Turned out that the seals that run up and down the vertical frame
members of the sliding window had begun to deteriorate, allowing the
sliding piece of glass to rattle around in it's frame. My dealer replaced
the whole rear window, because there are little or no individual parts
available for the window assembly. The only thing that we could really
determine is that *maybe* the glass cleaner had caused it, it was replaced
under warranty just the same.

Dave
'97 Ranger S/C 4x4

>I own a 1994 Ranger Supercab that has developed a rather obnoxious =
>squeak from the super cab portion of the truck. The squeak occurs when =
>I hit a bump or turn corners or any other action that causes the cab to =
>sustain a torsional load. I have pretty much isolated the squeak to be =
>coming from the sliding rear window. It seems as though the window =
>frame is rubbing up against the cab body and causing the squeak. I was =
>just about ready to have the window removed and re-installed when I put =
>300 lbs. of gravel in the bed to prepare for winter. The extra weight =
>has completely cured the squeak. This revelation is making me =
>re-evaluate where the squeak was coming from. I am no longer 100% sure =
>that it is the window. However it is also possible that the weight =
>allow my rear suspension to move more, thus reducing the torsional load =
>on the cab enough to cause the window not to squeak. =20
>As you can see this has been really bothering me. Several local Ford =
>dealers have told me that they have never heard of this problem in a =
>Ranger. Glass dealers tell me that this is a problem in S10s, but not in =
>Rangers (S10 rear window assemblies are completely different so the S10 =
>fix may not work). Have you ever heard of this type of problem in a =
>Ranger before? If so, what is causing the squeak and how do I fix it? =
>I need to do this quickly as the weather is getting colder in Ohio and I =
>don't know how many good days I will have left to try and fix it. =20
>Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>Tony Rifici

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 22:46:55 -0500
From: Luke Wells
Subject: lowering shackles Q's

How hard is it to put on 2" lowering shackles on a 96 for Ranger Splash
thanks

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 16:01:56 -0600
From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
Subject: : Whats going on here??? >Brakes

Hi all:

My 81 F-150 for the most part anyway has been a decent truck. I bought
it
in May and got all the bugs straightened out but one. The one bug I
did
not get straightened out was When you hit the brakes, the pedal has the
firmness of a truck with power brakes, but stops like a truck with manual
brakes. Also when you hit the brake pedal the idle slows down a
bunch.
I also noticed that when it runs, it sounds like it has a vacuum leak.
What I am wondering is, could the power brake booster be bad? The
truck
has a 300 Six. Will the Power Booster from a '82 E-100 van fit the
'81
F-150? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated Thanks.

Chris "Lube" Lublin
+--------------
I drove for about a year with my 81 F100's brake pedal hissing at me
until once when I was slowing down the booster decided to suck the pedal
to the floor and wouldn't release. Went and bought a master cylinder and
booster assy from AutoZone for about $125 and considered myself lucky.
P.S. often the reason the booster fails is that the master cylinder
leaks out the input shaft and contaminates the diaphrams in the booster
so be careful if you just change the booster. Don't know about
interchangeability of van stuff.

Brian Rickmanbmrickman juno.com
91 Exp 4X4 EB
81 F100 2wd 351w AOD

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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 00:19:39 EST
From: YIASCA
Subject: Re: lowering shackles Q's

the ones where you have to drill out the factory studs? It was a bitch for me
took me 7hrs and I have good tools......really didn't know what i was doing
but worked great!

2" lower shackles?

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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 00:26:56 -0500
From: "Jeff Wey"
Subject: lowering shackles

Luke, they are fairly easy to install.First unbolt the rear of the springs
remove old shackles,install new ones.rebolt and retorque.It helps to have a
couple of friends to help,I usually put a jack under the pumpkin and use it
to line up the holes.You may need to put shims in to prevent drive line
woes(torn up u-joints),they are fairly cheap just loosen ubolts and place
under the axle.Any question feel free to e-mail me direct Jeff
jwey valkyrie.net

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Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 01:33:03 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Just some info for the group

For any who might be interested. My latest copy of 4x4 Power magazine
(petersens publishing, the same guys who do 4x4 and Off-road) has some
sources for old truck restoration parts. If you have access to it at
your local bookstand it's the Jan '98 issue. They have Ford sources
ranging from '26 to '96. And a Bronco section, too. Some have
websites, too. Just thought I'd put this up for anybody w/project
trucks. If anyone is interested and CAN'T obtain a copy locally, e-mail
me and I'll give ya some more info.

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 21:55:14 PST
From: "Steve Ford_Man"
Subject: Powerstroke pics....


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