fordtrucks80up-digest Wednesday, January 28 1998 Volume 02 : Number 037
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For the trans crossmember creaking here is the tip again. It is simple and
can be done on the ground if you need to. Loosen up all of the mounting
bolts for the trans crossmember and the ones from the trans to the
crossmember. Pry the crossmember up from the lower part of the frame and
insert a plastic shim that is as wide as the crossmember and the frame area
with slots cut for the two bolts to fit through the shim. One side of an
antifreeze jug seems to work the best. You can pry the crossmember with a
large pry bar, I used an ordinary crowbar. Just tighten up all of the bolts
and the noise should be gone and stay gone a long time. I have done it to my
81 F-150 4x4 and 94 F-150 extended cab and it fixed both so it seems to work
on a broad range of F Series. Jram
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 20:31:49 -0500
From: "The Lublin Family"
Well I hate to say it, but this will be my last posting. Today I sold both my Ford trucks. All I have left as far as Ford
goes are a 300 six engine, some 73-79 parts, and some misc. engine parts. I am replacing the Ford with a '78 Dodge D-100. I
am glad I did get rid of that truck, because it was getting to the point where things started going wrong left-and-right.
Afterall it is 17 years old, and I have worked the Hell out of it, so it was time to retire it. I would have got the '85 on the
road, but the whole electrical system was corroded and it needed major brake work. At least the 2 trucks got sold together so
they will not be lonely.....I will kinda miss the beast, it sure had character....It was one of the 3 camouflage trucks in the
county! It was fun while it lasted. Well I gotta run. If you ever want to talk, mail me at lublin tir.com I will be
happy to talk trucks. Who knows? I may run across a Ford in my travels.......
Keep on truckin'
Chris "Lube" Lublin
Former Ford owner of:
1968 F-350 Stake, 390V8, 4spd. (traded on '81 F-150) Burned more oil than fuel! 125K miles Paid $100.
1972 Ford E-100 van, 302V8, C-4 trans, 66K miles, Free!
1977 F-150 (Old Green, the first Ford I ever owned) 351"M" V8 (best Ford I ever had!) C-6. 330K miles $225.
1981 F-150. 300 Six. C-6 auto, Camo Paint, 31 Mudders on rear, push bar on front. Drove this truck for 8 months! The longest I
kept one running yet! 189K miles $450.+trade for the '68
1982 Ford E-100 Van, 300 six, 3 on the tree. 140K miles Free!
1984 F-150, First 300 six I had. 198K and still going strong (leaked oil like a sieve tho) C-5 trans.Free!
1985 F-150. 300 six, 4spd OD. 144K miles. Running Parts truck and Field toy. $100.
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 18:05:05 -0800
From: Gary Callahan
Subject: SMOG Stuff?
I have an '81 F-150 4x4 with the 300cid six engine. I need diagrams of
how all the different smog equipment connects together nd exactly what
smog devices are needed n California. If anyone has some good pictures
of the engine compartment on a similar truck I would love to see them.
I am also in need of places to purchase the necessary components and
connecting tubing. I would like to get the engine compartment looking
as original as possible. Any help offered will be greatly appreciated.
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 20:57:45 CST6CDT
From: "Tom Oxner"
Subject: Re: Engine swap in an 82 F-150
> To: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
> Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 18:18:07 -0600
> Subject: Re: Engine swap in an 82 F-150
> From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
> Reply-to: fordtrucks80up listservice.net
> On Mon, 26 Jan 1998 17:34:03 CST6CDT "Tom Oxner"
> >I have an 82 F-150 with the 302 V8 and the fourspeed overdrive
> >transmission (manual) and a 3.50 rear end ratio. It is a great old
> >truck. Among other things, I use it to tow a car trailer. I recently
> >bought a used enclosed trailer and is is heavier and has a great deal
> >more wind resistance. I have been thinking about an engine swap to a
> >larger engine and perhaps an automatic transmission. Will the 400 and
> >429 cu in engines ( I know that these are different families of
> >engines) bolt in? Has anyone done this swap? Any advice would be
> >As for changing to the automatic transmission, I think that I would
> >have to change the radiator as well. I would probaly have to change
> >the steering column to get the column mounted gearshift to work out.
> >I would like to avoid the later model electronically controlled
> >transmissions as I would prefer to not have to rewire for the
> >necessary control items. Again, any advice would be appreciated.
> >Thanks for any help.
> >Tom Oxner
> If I were hauling big stuff I would definatly go with at least a 400,
> maybe a 460 if you can get one reasonably. Helped my father in law built
> a 400 for his 79, put in an RV cam and 4bbl intake and carb and man this
> thing punches off from a dead stop like mad. Without a doubt put a C6
> behind it! Just an idea, look for a E350 van for parts, the drive train
> is the same.
> B Rickman bmrickman juno.com
> 91 Explorer 4X4 EB AOD
> 81 F100 2wd 351w AOD
Thanks for the information. I think that I will try to find the 460
if I possibly can. Once again, thanks for the assistance.
Me again, I turned the treble all the way up to make the buzzing the =
loudest, and I can notice a definite change of pitch when rpm's increase =
or decrease. A few people mentioned the alternator as the source. Is =
my only option to repalce the alternator? What can be done to =
eleiminate the noise from the alternator?
Me again, I turned the treble all =
the way up to=20
make the buzzing the loudest, and I can notice a definite change of =
rpm's increase or decrease. A few people mentioned the alternator =
source. Is my only option to repalce the alternator? What =
done to eleiminate the noise from the alternator?
In my 83 F-250 4x4, I have a plain old bench seat, I would love to a two =
buckets with a console. I have found sets in JC Whitney for about $600. =
Do any of you know any where I could get some for cheaper? They could =
be vinyl for all I care, I would put seat covers on first thing anyway.
In my 83 F-250 4x4, I have a plain =
seat, I would love to a two buckets with a console. I have found =
JC Whitney for about $600. Do any of you know any where I could =
for cheaper? They could be vinyl for all I care, I would put seat =....To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User
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