fordtrucks80up-digest Sunday, April 5 1998 Volume 02 : Number 125



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In this issue:

Pressure Washing Engine [Ardy2 ]
Re: Brakes, again [Larry Wiandt ]
Re: Pressure Washing Engine [Run351 ]
Re: Alarm System Suggestions [JSCF250 ]
Re: V4 ["Union Auto" ]
Re:V4 [Hawk sktc.net]
ADMIN: Article request, T-shirt and web site updates [Ken Payne
Re: Alarm System Suggestions [Ken Payne ]
Re:Got My Truck [Cerveza6 ]
Re: Got my Truck [Bill Funk ]
Re: Alarm System Suggestions ["Arnold Gladwell" ]
engine oil [Scot Bohnenstiehl ]
Re: I-6 Question (fwd) [Joshua W Dronkers ]
Re: I-6 Question (fwd) ["Luke Walling" ]
Re: I-6 Question (fwd) [Joshua W Dronkers ]

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Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 06:58:37 EST
From: Ardy2
Subject: Pressure Washing Engine

Any tips on cleaning oily/dirty engine in 89 Ford Ranger. Precautions?

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Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 07:38:08 -0500
From: Larry Wiandt
Subject: Re: Brakes, again

>
>Date: Fri, 3 Apr 1998 23:22:19 EST
>From: Run351
>Subject: Re: Brakes, again
>
>Larry,
> Call Downs Ford..1800 directory can give u info on #.. they have a
>front rotor and HD brake kit ($349) that will stop your truck..Also change
>your Bake fluid to
>DOT4 brake fluid ..this will firm up your pedal..I did this to my 93"
>Lightning..and you know I have to be able to stop...w/this trucks speed..
> Later....John
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give them a try ans post my results.

larry

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Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 07:40:00 EST
From: Run351
Subject: Re: Pressure Washing Engine

Spray on your degreaser, let engine cool first( You can crack a block ,
spraying water on a hot surface) then I cover Throttle body w/some type of
plastic(also very
important Distributer..) I also go through and add DEELECTRIC grease to
electrical
connections to be on the safe side(protect from moisture.) DO NOT SPRAY
DIRECTLY INTO throttlebody area or distributer area...Once you are done
washing,
Don't panic if it does not start..( I have Jacob Electronics) I got the wires
pretty wet..
it took me about 15 min until it started once..LOL....

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Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 11:32:30 EST
From: JSCF250
Subject: Re: Alarm System Suggestions

you sound like a pretty faggy guy arnold. i guess you dont care about your
truck. im not saying to get killed over it. just use your head when
confronting people. or call police. if they try stealing my truck, i will use
any means of force to stop them.

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Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 11:02:01 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: V4

The original prototype for the Mustang (2 seater in the Ford museum in
Michigan) was powered by a V-4, it never saw production though.

Nathan

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Date: 4 Apr 1998 13:50:44 EDT
From: Hawk sktc.net
Subject: Re:V4

Don't forget the infamous air cooled Wisconsin V-4. Ours started with a
crank. None started when hot.
Buck Shoff

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Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 15:35:19 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Article request, T-shirt and web site updates

Work on the T-shirt is underway again. I would like
to ask members to send in pictures of their trucks
for the design. All years wanted! We want to
represent as many eras as possible. Must be stock or
near stock "appearance" (lowered within reason is okay),
no offense meant to modified owners but the T-shirt
will be a "historial" picture. Send your photo as a
JPG formated image (set image quality to highest
setting) to kpayne mindspring.com or snail mail it to:

Ford Truck Enthusiasts
T-Shirt Photo
PO Box 422
Lilburn, GA 30048

Those whose trucks we use will get a free T-shirt. If
we choose your truck, we will email a release to you.
Simply return it with your permission. Release will
cover you as well as us. Proceeds, as usual, will go
to fund the web site and lists. We also hope to expand
the mailings if proceeds allow.

The following updates have been made to the web site:

1. All pictorial pages reformated with a better layout.
2. 1960-1966, 1973-1979, 1980-1986, 1987-1996 and 1997+
pictorial pages have additions
3. Several new articles added to the articles page

I would like to ask list members to send in any articles.
It doesn't have to be fancy. If you can write a guide
detailing something you've done to your truck, from
installing a K&N filter on a 1997 F150 to installing a
new cam in a 302, its wanted. Since we have all skill
levels represented on the lists articles of all skill
levels are useful. As with all the articles, you keep
the copyright (I add a notice saying you're the copyright
holder and people need your permission to republish it).

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

PS. I almost have the free web space script working. Should be
up next weekend.

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Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 15:36:48 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Alarm System Suggestions

At 11:32 AM 4/4/98 EST, you wrote:
>you sound like a pretty faggy guy arnold. i guess you dont care about your
>truck. im not saying to get killed over it. just use your head when
>confronting people. or call police. if they try stealing my truck, i will use
>any means of force to stop them.

No need to start calling anyone names.

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Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 18:11:56 EST
From: Cerveza6
Subject: Re:Got My Truck

In a message dated 98-04-03 06:03:52 EST, you write:



Randall Wer wrote:
>
> I know there is no 4 cylinder in a ford truck. I have also never heard of
> a V4 in anything, lots of I4's, but never a V4. >>

There is a four cylinder in the Ford Ranger Pickup and the English Ford trucks
did use a V4 back in the late 70's.

Jerry O
Mesa, Az.

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Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 16:36:50 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: Got my Truck

> From: "Chad Royse"
> Subject: RE: Got my Truck
>
> Those are flat 4's or H4's. Also in the Corvair.
>
> Chad

Weren't those sixes?
Bill

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Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 18:47:46 -0600
From: "Arnold Gladwell"
Subject: Re: Alarm System Suggestions

Say what you want, but I know that now-a-days punks will kill you at a drop
of a hat. I confront wrong WHEN I believe there is a chance of running off
the punk - thug - etc. How ever there is a growing number of punks that
carry firearms illegally and they will not hesitate to use them for no real
reason. Smaller and smaller towns are experiencing this, NOT just "big"
cities. The town just down the way had a fifteen year old punk got shot
trying to steal a truck from his own neighbor. The fifteen year-old is part
of the local gang, and had a 38 and shot three times at the owner before
being shot himself. And that town has less than 10,000 people. I do care
about my truck, my sons truck, my wives car. I do use my head, and if you
READ my posts you will find that they make real sense and not a story line
from some movie. And the reference to "faggy" well that just goes to show
intelligence.

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From: JSCF250
To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Date: Saturday, April 04, 1998 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: Alarm System Suggestions


>you sound like a pretty faggy guy arnold. i guess you dont care about your
>truck. im not saying to get killed over it. just use your head when
>confronting people. or call police. if they try stealing my truck, i will
use
>any means of force to stop them.
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Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 19:58:48 -0800
From: Scot Bohnenstiehl
Subject: engine oil

What would you guys recommend for engine oil? One mechanic told me that
Castrol is pretty good. Also, what are your opinions about additives, like
Slick 50 or Prolong? Unless you think it is important to the list, just
e-mail me at bohnenst inreach.com.

Thanks

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Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 22:06:20 -0900 (AKST)
From: Joshua W Dronkers
Subject: Re: I-6 Question (fwd)

My last truck was an F-150 with an I-6, and I added a Jacobs Electronic
Ignition with Energy Pak, and it increased my gas mileage from 19 mpg to
about 24 mpg, and added a little bit more noticable power. not hi-po, but
pays for itself in gas savings. Also helps with cold starting... very
important on that 40 below zero morning here in Fairbanks

Joshua Dronkers
Fairbanks, Alaska
fsjwd1 uaf.edu

On Fri, 3 Apr 1998, Phil Dueck wrote:

> I have the 300 I-6 in a 95. I've had it for a year and have been very
> happy with it. I have added a few extras for looks but does anyone know
> of any good performance modifications that can be made?
>
> Graham Dueck
> Vancouver, BC
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Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 03:26:19 -0400
From: "Luke Walling"
Subject: Re: I-6 Question (fwd)

- ----Original Message-----
From: Joshua W Dronkers
To: Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Date: Sunday, April 05, 1998 3:08 AM
Subject: Re: I-6 Question (fwd)


>
>My last truck was an F-150 with an I-6, and I added a Jacobs Electronic
>Ignition with Energy Pak, and it increased my gas mileage from 19 mpg to
>about 24 mpg, and added a little bit more noticable power. not hi-po, but
>pays for itself in gas savings. Also helps with cold starting... very
>important on that 40 below zero morning here in Fairbanks
>
>Joshua Dronkers
>Fairbanks, Alaska
>fsjwd1 uaf.edu


Those are fairly impressive numbers, Joshua. What year model did you apply
those changes to, out of curiosity. Might be worth trying out one of those
setups on my '96 Bronco 351W (terrible mileage :)> )

Thanks,

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Date: Sat, 4 Apr 1998 22:58:20 -0900 (AKST)
From: Joshua W Dronkers
Subject: Re: I-6 Question (fwd)

>
> Those are fairly impressive numbers, Joshua. What year model did you apply
> those changes to, out of curiosity. Might be worth trying out one of those
> setups on my '96 Bronco 351W (terrible mileage :)> )
>
> Thanks,
>
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> Luke Walling
> President, Walling Data Systems Inc.
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