fordtrucks80up-digest Wednesday, February 11 1998 Volume 02 : Number 056



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In this issue:

Re: Used Parts in Denver [Dave Armbruster ]
Re: MSD Ignitions ...BETER CHOICE ["Fast Ford" ]
RE: Broken Accelerator Cable [Mike Marcum ]
Re: Nominations [zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)]
Pebble Launching Ranger [John Cassis ]
1990 Six cyl slow to heat [Your Name ]
96 Ford Explorer XLT Maintenance Inquiry ["Jagjeet Sehra"
Re: 1990 Six cyl slow to heat [ss80xt worldnet.att.net]
Hard top bed covers [SNOOP22222 aol.com]
High performance bulbs. [SNOOP22222 aol.com]
RE: Broken Accelerator Cable / Carb Problem [Mitch Biarsky
HITCH RECEIVER TIRE CARRIER [Bruce Dane ]
Re: Hard top bed covers ["Dave Pashley" ]
Re: MSD Ignitions ...BETER CHOICE [FSTFORDS aol.com]
Re: Nominations [zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)]
exhaust ["Todd or Michelle Newlean" ]
Re: 1990 Six cyl slow to heat [IMATOOLMAN aol.com]

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 06:57:09 -0700
From: Dave Armbruster
Subject: Re: Used Parts in Denver

I tried the following salavage yards with no luck:

B&H Used Parts (very unfriendly and seemingly not willing to help)
Truckford
Fair
Denver Ford Parts
Al's
A-K Parts
Arvada
C&S
AA
Stadium

Seems that the Ranger aluminum wheels are only used on the 1996 and 1997
Ranger, the ones from earlier Rangers and Explorers are different, they
have 10 extra holes around the outside of the wheel. There is no size
difference, just the appearance.

The dealer wants $236.34 for a new wheel, which I guess is not unreasonable
for a new wheel from Ford. I did find some at a used wheel and tire place
down in Englewood, called Coy's. They did have a ton of wheels for just
about anything on the road. The wheel cost $130 per copy used.

Dave

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Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 08:05:05 -0600
From: "Fast Ford"
Subject: Re: MSD Ignitions ...BETER CHOICE

What research did you do to draw this conclusion? What other Ignition
systems did you test?

I have tested the Ford SVO, MSD, Mallory, and Jacobs on my Lightning. I
found each had a strong points, but overall the MSD gave me a little better
performance. A close second came the Ford SVO, then the Jacobs, and the
Mallory was last.

Maybe you did a more thorough test. I invite you to post your criteria and
results.
- -----Original Message-----
From: FSTFORDS aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 1998 1:49 AM
Subject: Re: MSD Ignitions ...BETER CHOICE


>JACOBS IGNITION IS A MUCH BETTER AND MORE COMPLETE SET-UP FOR EACH SPECIFIC
>VEHICLE..
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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 08:25:11 -0800
From: Mike Marcum
Subject: RE: Broken Accelerator Cable

Mitch,

I also have a '86 F250 with a 351 4V. I recently rebuilt the Holley
carb. and was confused by the throttle linkage you have described. It
seems to have some type of ball/socket type junction(pivot) at the carb.
It didn't want to slip off, so I removed the small nut on the back side
of the pivot. This allowed me to remove the carb. This may also allow
you to get the cable out of the truck, so you can work on it on your
bench, and figure out how it really works.

- - Mike


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mitch Biarsky [SMTP:mitch.biarsky mci2000.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 09, 1998 8:07 PM
> To: fordtrucks80up-digest
> Subject: Broken Accelerator Cable
>
> Hi All,
>
> I have an '86 F250 351 4V, with a broken accelerator cable. I was able
> to detach the one
> end from the firewall, but am having one heck of a time detaching it
> from the carb end. Any
> hints or tricks, besides brute force???
>
> TIA, Mitch
>
> BTW: I called 8 Ford dealers for the cable and got 3 different part #
> and cable lengths...
>
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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 10:28:42 -0700 (MST)
From: zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)
Subject: Re: Nominations

At 01:23 PM 2/9/98 -0500, fordtrucks80up ListService.net wrote:
>To those so inclined...
>
>To those have haven't already done so, stop by Carlounge's
>Top 10 Automotive Sites nomination page

Address?

> and enter a nomination
>for Ford Truck Enthusiasts (http://www.ford-trucks.com). Your
>vote is appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>Ken
>Admin

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 13:25:53 -0600
From: John Cassis
Subject: Pebble Launching Ranger

All I can say is get used to it. The bigger the tire the bigger the =
rocks you pick up. If you go to a mud-terrain type tire with wider =
spacing in between the tred you pick up even larger rocks. I doudt your =
doing any damage. Its a pretty common thing to have happen, just kind-of =
annoying when you here a big thud coming from the underside. Good luck =
with the new truck sounds like it pretty nice.

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

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 14:20:02 -0800
From: Your Name
Subject: 1990 Six cyl slow to heat

The cooling system has a 180 degree thermostat installed but it takes
too long to get sufficient heat in the cab in winter. The gauge has
never moved more than 1/8 of full scale. Any ideas of a fix to improve
the comfort in the cab?
- -
Cheers...George to reply, delete 'TY' from address
that was added to avoid spam.
George R. Ahearn
Los Gatos CA

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 14:27:34 -0800
From: "Jagjeet Sehra"
Subject: 96 Ford Explorer XLT Maintenance Inquiry

I am a recent proud owner of 96 Ford Explorer with 73K miles. I like
preventive maintenance performed on all vehicles. In other words, I do not
wait to replace a part till it breaks and I have been very hapy with all
the vehicles I have owned with this philosphy.

Can the Ford enthusiasts, please tell me what kind of maintenance can I
perform to this vehicle at this many miles. The owners manual does not get
into details of predictive failure at high miles.

Any comments or suggestions will be highly appreciated.

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 17:49:01 -0500
From: ss80xt worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: 1990 Six cyl slow to heat

George,

Why are you using a 180 thermostat and not a 195?

Steve

- ----------
>
> The cooling system has a 180 degree thermostat installed but it takes
> too long to get sufficient heat in the cab in winter. The gauge has
> never moved more than 1/8 of full scale. Any ideas of a fix to improve
> the comfort in the cab?
> -
> Cheers...George to reply, delete 'TY' from address
> that was added to avoid spam.
> George R. Ahearn
> Los Gatos CA
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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 17:43:26 EST
From: SNOOP22222 aol.com
Subject: Hard top bed covers

Anybody know of a bedcover that works in conjunction with a over the rail bed
liner?

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 17:42:31 EST
From: SNOOP22222 aol.com
Subject: High performance bulbs.

Has anybody put high watt bulbs in a Ranger. (9007 55/100 watts) If you did
i'm wondering if they burn out faster because of the added heat intensity or
if you had any other problems.

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 19:13:21 -0500
From: Mitch Biarsky
Subject: RE: Broken Accelerator Cable / Carb Problem

> Date: Mon, 09 Feb 1998 23:06:54 -0500
> From: Mitch Biarsky
> Subject: Broken Accelerator Cable
>
> Hi All,
>
> I have an '86 F250 351 4V, with a broken accelerator cable. I was able
> to detach the one
> end from the firewall, but am having one heck of a time detaching it
> from the carb end. Any
> hints or tricks, besides brute force???

Update: Gentle brute force took care of it...

To those of you who had carb problems awhile back (myself included) take
a look at your accelerator cable. After replacing mine, the truck seems
alot more responsive. It could end up being a cheap fix... I let you
know if the carb problem returns.

Mitch

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 19:35:28 +0500
From: Bruce Dane
Subject: HITCH RECEIVER TIRE CARRIER

Does anyone know of a supplier of a trailer hitch receiver with a tire
carrier attachment for a 1995 Ford F-150? I want to add an extra fuel
tank and I need to relocate the spare tire from under the bed. Thanks in
advance.

B. Dane
BDANE worldnet.att.net

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 21:15:50 -0500
From: "Dave Pashley"
Subject: Re: Hard top bed covers

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finially did was sell my over the rail liner and buy an underrail and =
get the soft rubber, (as opposed to chromed metal strips) bed rail =
protectors. The folks at Pace Edwards said these would work with their =
roll top cover. The cover isn't installed yet but the bed rail =
protectors don't cover the inside of the bed rail so the cover parts can =
be attached, this seems to be the problem with the over the rail bed =
liners. Good luck in your search.

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 22:09:47 EST
From: FSTFORDS aol.com
Subject: Re: MSD Ignitions ...BETER CHOICE

I'VE HAD TWO MSD 6AL BOXES QUICK WORKING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE... NEVER HAS
MY JACOBS FAILED ON MY 1993 BRONCO XLT GT40 HEADS/UPPER AND LOWER INTAKES ALSO
E303 CAM AMONG OTHER MODS.

MSD SAID TOO BAD NO WARRANTY ///// JACOBS HAS ALWAYS TAKEN CARE OF ANY
QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE...

AND I HAVE MORE THROTTLE RESPONSE AND BETTER GAS MILEAGE WITH JACOBS. OF
COURSE IT'S CASE BY CASE.

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 20:12:57 -0700 (MST)
From: zeb utalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)
Subject: Re: Nominations

At 01:23 PM 2/9/98 -0500, fordtrucks80up ListService.net wrote:
>To those so inclined...
>
>To those have haven't already done so, stop by Carlounge's
>Top 10 Automotive Sites nomination page

Address?

> and enter a nomination
>for Ford Truck Enthusiasts (http://www.ford-trucks.com). Your
>vote is appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>Ken
>Admin

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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 08:34:51 -0800
From: "Todd or Michelle Newlean"
Subject: exhaust

Hey People...
I've got a couple of exhaust questions i was hoping somebody might have
some answers to... I am looking for headers for my '86 f-150 w/351HO.
Can't find any sources, have already checked Borla's and Summit Racing's
web sites. Nobody seems to have any headers for '86 Fords. Any
suggestions??? Also, was wondering what kind of sound and performance gain
anybody had gotten with 3" exhaust from cat on back, running through a
glasspak??....


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