fordtrucks80up-digest Monday, March 30 1998 Volume 02 : Number 115
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In this issue:
light switch ["Randy Kindler" ]
Dana 44 in ranger ["Bryan Snyder" ]
A/C retrofit 87 F250 302 ["Chris Hedemark" ]
Parts for sale.. [Run351 ]
RE: AC wiring question [Jim Cannon ]
Re: A/C retrofit 87 F250 302 [Randy ]
Re: light switch [Vance ]
Late model 351W or 5.8 HO motors, info [sbest ]
Does anyone know how to remove the knob from the light switch on a '95 F150.
I need to get the upper dash panel off. On my old truck, (a '91) there was a
button on the side of the switch, but I can't even reach the switch on this
one. I'm sure it will be really simple, and I will feel silly for not
figuring it out, but I'd rather risk embarrassment than break it.
Also, right in the middle of the dash, just above the floor, there is a
connector on a pretty hefty bracket that nothing is plugged in to. Does
anyone know what that is for. I'm just curious. Thanks in advance for your
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 12:42:42 PST
From: "Bryan Snyder"
Subject: Dana 44 in ranger
I would like to know if anyone on the list has put one of those narrowed
dana 44s in their ranger. If so, how much did it cost and who did it?
How has it worked? And will my original lift kit and accessories work
with it? Thanks
I'm going to be picking up an 87 F250 with a 302 for a bargain (father to
son sale). Truck runs fine (burns a little oil), not much to look at but
still can carry heavy loads without complaining. But I'm bringing it to
North Carolina from Pennsylvania and it has no air conditioning. Needless
to say, A/C is a *must* here. Can anyone tell me if I can install an R134a
system in this truck? What exactly do I need to procure to do this
retrofit, where can I get the components from, and about how much moolah am
I looking at laying out? Has anyone here ever added air to a truck like
this that never had air in the first place?
Thanks a lot folks.
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 19:19:30 EST
Subject: Parts for sale..
I have been modifying my truck for some years now..and have some
parts for sale...any responses can be can Forwarded to RUN351 aol.com
following parts..Rear bumper from Lightning..$100.00
(stock) 351w Stainless steel Headers $100.00
Front coil springsw/lower 1" $ 50.00
center console/Gray.. $25.00
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 19:06:24 -0600
From: Jim Cannon
Subject: RE: AC wiring question
You can temporarily disconnect the aC wire and do no harm.
I suggest you put in a heater core. They are fairly cheap and easy to
put in. Shoot, get one from a junk yard!
Mike Mueller said:
I know the answer to this one!
In defrost, or even upper and lower on the selector switch, the AC
on to help get rid of the humidity in the cab.
Since you do not have heat, all you get is AC!
I can feel a difference in my '89 F-150 in the heat going from straight
heat to the next level (up & down).In the heat mode, the AC does not
Your truck is normal, and maybe the fix would be to pull the connector =
on the AC compressor, but I am not in a position to say if that is a
thing or a bad thing, perhaps someone else on the list with AC and
rical knowledge can help?
The Leasing Dept.
Equipment Leasing and Funding
From: Dave Send
Subject: AC wiring question
Dave send says:
I have an 89 Ford, the perils of which I have been chronicling
list for 2 months now. And thanks to all for your help!! I dont have a
core, but when the rainy season hit I figured the warm air would do
keep the fog off of my windshield. But no matter what way I switch the =
cold slider, I get AC!!! Which is in great shape too!!! I am freezing!!
I assume that the same people who got every bolt stuck in the
sold me the truck with a bad tranni and differential, and left enough
of the timing gear in my oil pan so that I had to replace the pump,
distributer, and cam shaft (due to a chipped tooth) also hooked up the =
the heater side.
My question is, do I need to get behind the panel in the dash to rewire
"You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle"
- Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 21:54:49 -0800
Subject: Re: A/C retrofit 87 F250 302
Not sure how much is involved, but you'd need the controls, panel,
hoses, compressor, comp bracket, another pulley w/duals?, condensor,
hoses, etc, etc, sounds like a major undertaking, but I'm sure you
wouldn't be the first to do it. I've got the 2/60 air system on my
'87 F-250. Roll down 2 windows and drive at 60 mph!
Chris Hedemark wrote:
> Howdy folks,
> I'm going to be picking up an 87 F250 with a 302 for a bargain (father to
> son sale). Truck runs fine (burns a little oil), not much to look at but
> still can carry heavy loads without complaining. But I'm bringing it to
> North Carolina from Pennsylvania and it has no air conditioning. Needless
> to say, A/C is a *must* here. Can anyone tell me if I can install an R134a
> system in this truck? What exactly do I need to procure to do this
> retrofit, where can I get the components from, and about how much moolah am
> I looking at laying out? Has anyone here ever added air to a truck like
> this that never had air in the first place?
> Thanks a lot folks.
> Chris Hedemark
> Yonder Way
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Take a small flat screwdriver or similar tool and press in on the metal
tab on the bottom/side of the knob while pulling the knob out. Then it
just slides back on when you are through. SImple as heck, once you find
the metal tab I am talking about.
If your truck has a trailer towing package, the connector you mentioned
would be where the pigtail from the electric brake contoller plugs up.
Randy Kindler wrote:
> Does anyone know how to remove the knob from the light switch on a '95 F150.
> I need to get the upper dash panel off. On my old truck, (a '91) there was a
> button on the side of the switch, but I can't even reach the switch on this
> one. I'm sure it will be really simple, and I will feel silly for not
> figuring it out, but I'd rather risk embarrassment than break it.
> Also, right in the middle of the dash, just above the floor, there is a
> connector on a pretty hefty bracket that nothing is plugged in to. Does
> anyone know what that is for. I'm just curious. Thanks in advance for your
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 17:48:45 -0400
Subject: Late model 351W or 5.8 HO motors, info
>> I am looking for a late model 351W or 5.8 HO electronic fuel injection
>>motor for a swap and really do not know much them.
>>Is there a HO version? In what vehicles would I be likely to find one?
>>How do I tell? What years are best? Which ones have roller cams?
>>What books would give me this info? Any ideas?
>From: "Arnold Gladwell"
>I seen a version of what you are asking for on the TV show "Shadetree
>Mechanic." They used two pumps, but I don't remember what brand of pump
>they used. One was close to the fuel cell and the other was near the
>engine. I remember that it was a pure after market brand (not a ford).
>Hope this >Arnold >79, 4x2, CC, 400, 4spd
No, actually I am looking for a whole motor, engine, V8, powerplant.
I am kind of a "Shadetree Mechanic" and a bit stuck in the seventies.
I didn't keep up on my reading or tinkering and don't know the foggiest
about the 80s and 90s 351W EFI motors and am wondering if the list members
can lead me in the right direction to a good one, or good books to learn
as much. Any suggestions?
Steve Best, Nova Scotia, sbest glinx.com
6.9 litre diesel Ford van, full-time 4 wheel drive
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