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fordtrucks80up-digest Friday, March 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 087



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In this issue:

Re: F150 stalling [Jason DiSalvo ]
Davids mileage report [adam rupert ]
Re: Davids mileage report [JSCF250 ]
Stalling f-150 [Stephen Hansen ]
Re. Exhaust Brake [JDavis1277 ]
Re: Re. Exhaust Brake ["Joseph L. Casey" ]
RE:emisions light question [tfmf211 murphyfarms.com]
Re: RE:emisions light question [STHIBODE spf.fairchildsemi.com]
RE: STOP SLAMMING THE E4OD! [Craig Vanderpool ]
RE: update on carb icing and hose connection question ["Smeins, Larry"
Re: Davids mileage report [Thundercraft ]
Re: 460 in 4x4 pickups? [Joe Maleski ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #86 [Dave Send ]
Re: emissions light question ["David J. Baldwin" ]
Gas mileage on 95 F-150 ["Golden, Scott A."
1999 Super Duty Ride and Drive (look and look) ["Union Auto"
RE: Gas mileage on 95 F-150 ["Rio, Tony" ]
Re: Gas mileage on 95 F-150 [bgap RAPIDNET.COM]
6X6 progress! (off topic) [bgap RAPIDNET.COM]
Intro & Question ["Musolino, John" ]
Re: Intro & Question [David McDonald ]
Gear Ratios [John Cassis ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #86 [Bill Funk ]
Re: Intro & Question [David McDonald ]
Re: 6X6 progress! (off topic) [Ken Payne ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #86 [Bill Funk ]
Re: 6.9 starter [Husk 77 ]
Re: ADMIN: Decision on advertising on the lists [JSCF250
F250HD Front end alignment ["Shivers, Bret" ]
RE. Banks Turbocharger 7.3 Diesel ["David Krasko"
Re: ADMIN: Decision on advertising on the lists [Ken Payne

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 09:34:47 -0500
From: Jason DiSalvo
Subject: Re: F150 stalling

I think I can help you. I have a 1994 F150. I was having the same problem.
I took it to ford and he replaced a few electronic sensors. Thant did crap.
The finally came to the conclusion that it was the tranny. They said that
the tork converter and the front pump was bad. So now my truck works greta.
Good luck..let me know..

- -Jason DiSalvo
disalvo tco.com






>My sister's '85 F150 is having a problem with stalling, and she just spent
>$1000 bucks to try and fix it, which didn't work, so I was wondering if
>you guys had any ideas. It has a straight six with a 4-speed manual, and
>only 50,000 miles on it. Before she took it to the dealer, it would
>sputter and die at stop signs, this is only after it warmed up. No, $1000
>bucks later, it does the same thing, only now there is now warning at all,
>it just dies. The dealer rebuilt the carb, and replaced two modules, one
>of which was called a TFI module. I was wondering about a couple of
>possible causes. 1) could it be some kind of vapor lock? 2) could it be
>the gas? I know there is and additive in the winter that can cause
>problems with older engines. She already took it back to the dealer, and
>they couldn't figure anything out. Any help would be appreciated, we are
>all out of ideas! Thanks
>
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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 06:46:39 -0800 (PST)
From: adam rupert
Subject: Davids mileage report

Uh oh, I never knew that spark plugs only jump at a certain voltage,
and no more than that voltage. I thought they had a threshold voltage
but that anything over that amount was also discharged if it was
available.


My 87 is an odd year it is carborated with no visible computer, yet it
has an O2 sensor. What this sensor does other than run an on dash
emmisions light I do not know. Judging from the PO maintenance I am
certain it is original at 154k miles, but if it only runs this dash
light I will put my money somewhere else.

adam in colorado springs

Thundercraft said:
An ultra high output coil will do nothing if you are not experienceing
any misses due to a lack of voltage. The sparkplug fires when a
sufficient voltage is reached to jump the gap. The voltage will not go
higher. ie. If the plug wants 18,000 volts to fire, that is all the
coil will put out. You can put a 60,000 volt coil in - in this
situation it will only build to 18,000 volts and then the plug fires.
In extreme conditions (wide open throttle, extra wide gap, etc) you will
need a higher voltage, but again, only enough to fire the plug.

What MSD & Jacobs do are different. One is giving multiple sparks & the
other is giving a much more controlled spark.

This is not to say that the coil you put in is not a better quality
coil.

Others have mentioned the 02 sensor. Have you experienced a drop in
milage (prior to tune-up)? Mabe this part is at fault. If the milage
has always been poor, well, ????

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.jacobselectronics.com/

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.msdignition.com/




_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 09:52:08 EST
From: JSCF250
Subject: Re: Davids mileage report

the 02 sensor monitors the exhaust gases and ajust the air/fuel ratio of the
engine, replacing it will help out alot in mpg, maybe 3 or 4 mpg and also has
an effect on engine performance.
joe

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 09:15:24 -0600
From: Stephen Hansen
Subject: Stalling f-150

If you have dual tanks, try changing tanks to see if the problem
persists. I worked on a Escort that stalled alot, it was the fuel pump
in the tank. Whenever I closed the door it would jar it and get it
running again, talk about confusing. As the car drove down the road the
bumps kept the fuel pump going and kept it running. Dad's truck (90
F-250 w/460 and E40D gave us a similar problem, fuel pump also, And I
think mine might be acting up also
Good Luck!

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 10:30:58 EST
From: JDavis1277
Subject: Re. Exhaust Brake

I was on a web page recently that said the Power Stroke Diesel was not well
suited for retrofitting with exhaust brakes. I accessed the page (I think)
through Jason's Power Stroke Page (www.abol.com/users/jlester/). I would not
consider using an exhaust brake unless the manufacturer, dealer, and installer
all agreed to repair any incidental damage. I would still worry that they may
claim incidental damage was caused by something else. A cracked turbine
housing is not cheap to replace. BD Engine Brake is at www.bd-vfi.com and
that may be worth a look. Good luck, Butch Davis-

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 09:37:06 -0600 (CST)
From: "Joseph L. Casey"
Subject: Re: Re. Exhaust Brake

Ford apparently is going to offer an exhaust brake sometime this year for
the 1999. No rumors yet about which brand it will be except a thin rumor
that it might be a BD.


At 10:30 AM 3/6/98 EST, you wrote:
>I was on a web page recently that said the Power Stroke Diesel was not well
>suited for retrofitting with exhaust brakes. I accessed the page (I think)
>through Jason's Power Stroke Page (www.abol.com/users/jlester/). I would not
>consider using an exhaust brake unless the manufacturer, dealer, and installer
>all agreed to repair any incidental damage. I would still worry that they may
>claim incidental damage was caused by something else. A cracked turbine
>housing is not cheap to replace. BD Engine Brake is at www.bd-vfi.com and
>that may be worth a look. Good luck, Butch Davis-
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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 10:17:44 +0000
From: tfmf211 murphyfarms.com
Subject: RE:emisions light question

>Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 08:13:08 -0500 From: Mike Johnson=20

>Subject: emissions light question
>
>I have an 86 f150, 300-6
>
>A few years ago the emissions light on the dash came on.
>The truck was completely stock at the time.
>I took it to a ford dealer and they told me that the light comes
>on automatically after a certain number of driving hours.
>And if my truck was running fine I shouldn't worry about the
>light. He said that I could reset it (getting the light to turn off)
>by flipping some little switches some where. I never figured
>out how to do this so I just pulled the bulb out of the light.
>Has anyone else encountered this and know how to reset it?
>
>thanks,
>Mike
>mikej granger-co.com

Mike,

I have a '87 Ranger and mine did the same. I had just had the emissions
tested (lived in Va. at the time) and everything was fine. The light came
on and wouldn't go off. Talked to Ford and said I could reset the relay.
I found it above my glove box. It was a small black box with seal that rea=
d
"warranty void if seal if broken". Since the warranty was gone anyway, I
broke the seal and put a small allen wrench in and found a button inside.
Pressed the button, disconnected the battery to reset the computer and
"poof" the light went out.

Since then the light has come on again about 80k miles later and tried the
same as above but cannot get the light to reset. I just took the bulb out=20
and
everything is as it should be.

Just for the record, I have an '87 Ranger 2x4 with 2.9 5-speed with 241k on
it. The motor has only had normal routine maintenance on it. The clutch
lasted till about 190k. I still runs strong and only puffs a little smoke=20
now
when I pull my '70 Torino with the trailer. I LOVE it!

-Ted

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 11:37:58 -0500 (EST)
From: STHIBODE spf.fairchildsemi.com
Subject: Re: RE:emisions light question

I reset this light on my 86 f150 some time ago. If I remember correctly
its located under the drivers dashpanel. Its a small grey box with
the do not tamper calibration tag. Under the tag is the hole to gain
access to the reset button. Turn the ignition to the on position and
press the button with a small screwdriver or allen key and hold for a couple
of seconds and the light should go out. It is a timed circuit of some sort
and the light will come back on after a certain interval of time/miles.
No communication with the processor or indication of actual emmision problems,
just a reminder light for you to go to Ford and they hope you may end up
dropping some cash with them.....

Steve Thibodeau
86 f150 xlt lariat
85 f250 HD 4x4
80 Bronco 4"lift/35's

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 08:38:00 -0800
From: Craig Vanderpool
Subject: RE: STOP SLAMMING THE E4OD!

What I would like to know is why does it cost 2,000 to 2,500 to
rebuild
an E40D and the average cost to rebuild a C6 is about $600.

As far as there durability is concerned I have put 30,000 miles on
mine
with no complaints yet. I installed the largest oil cooler I could
find and a
remote filter. I use trick shift fluid and an additive that
helps dissipate the
heat better.



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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 10:02:08 -0700
From: "Smeins, Larry"
Subject: RE: update on carb icing and hose connection question

Since you have been running with an open air cleaner your truck
apparently doesn't need any vacuum controls from the air filter. The
only vacuum you may want to hook up on the air cleaner is the one that
opens and closes the flap over the stove pipe connection. Most of these
have a thermal sensing vacuum valve that controls when you have heated
or cool air. The one I replaced had this sensor in the air cleaner.
The easiest and probably how I would do it is to ignore the vacuum
hoses, close any that might leak dirty air past the filter, and wire the
flap in the heated air position in the winter. Use the open filter in
the summer. That makes things very simple.

Larry

>Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 08:32:43 -0500
>From: Mike Johnson
>Subject: update on carb icing and hose connection question

>I went to the junk yard and picked up an air cleaner housing from
>a mid eighties style ford ltd. the hole was 1/2" to large for my carb
>but I took it to a sheet metal place and they tapered the hole down
>to the correct size.
>I called Headman Headers and asked them about the problem,
>and found out they make heat stove kits for there headers.
>They are universal and will fit all there headers.
>Ordered one and will be here tomorrow.
>Here are the part numbers for the kits if anyone else out there
>might need it. they cost $27 thru Summit.
>24510 for a 1 1/2" pipe size
>24511 for a 1 3/4" pipe size
>24512 for a 2" pipe size

>Now does anyone know where all the vacuum hoses on the air
>cleaner are suppose to hook up to?

>Thanks for the help,
>Mike
>mikej granger-co.com

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 10:03:26 -0800
From: Thundercraft
Subject: Re: Davids mileage report

adam rupert wrote:
>
> Uh oh, I never knew that spark plugs only jump at a certain voltage,
> and no more than that voltage. I thought they had a threshold voltage
> but that anything over that amount was also discharged if it was
> available.

Think of it like a pressure tank with a relief valve. Once a certain
pressure is reached, the safety valve opens and releases the pressure.
The spark plug is your safety valve.

>
> My 87 is an odd year it is carborated with no visible computer, yet it
> has an O2 sensor.

Try looking behind the kick panel on the passenger side of the cab.
That is where my Ranger had it located.

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 10:21:54 -0800
From: Joe Maleski
Subject: Re: 460 in 4x4 pickups?

> Can anybody tell me if Ford made a 460 4x4 pickup?
>If so, when did they start?

Well, I have one. 1994 F-250HD, 460, 5-spd, 4X4. I also know a friend of
mine that has a 1986 version of the same thing. I think the big block 460
4X4 has been around as OEM since 1979 at least.

Joe

************************************
Joe Maleski
Santa Clara, CA
1994 F-250HD SuperCab 4X4, 460/5-spd

mailto:jmaleski auspex.com

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 13:34:55 EST
From: Dave Send
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #86

Hey all,

I have an 89 Bronco with cruise that doesnt work. I checked the fuse, and it
is o.k.
Please let me benefit from your knowledge!!!!! Thanks :>)

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 12:49:33 -0600
From: "David J. Baldwin"
Subject: Re: emissions light question

All,

Be careful when doing this: you can't just place an ohmmeter across a bulb
and find the reading. This is because the filament has a MUCH higher
resistance when lit than it does when it is not.

Measure the CURRENT through the bulb when lit, and then divide the nominal
battery voltage by the current to get the proper resistance. For example,
if you read 200mA through the bulb, divide 14V (nominal battery) by 200mA
and you get 70 ohms. Most dash lights are on the order of 100 ohms lit.
This is probably close enough.

- --
Best Regards,

Dave Baldwin
Dallas, TX
- --------------------------------------------------------------

bgap RAPIDNET.COM wrote:

> I pulled the bulb, but the computer seemed to not like me
> just pulling the bulb, so I took a resistance reading off of the bulb,
> and found a similar resistor from Radio Shack (can't remember the ohms
> reading but it wasn't hard to take). I just bent the little wire ends of
> the resistor and pushed it into the bulb slot. This works on other bulbs
> like restraint systems and such also.
>
> Respectfully,
>
> Tony Curtis

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 14:06:31 -0500
From: "Golden, Scott A."
Subject: Gas mileage on 95 F-150

I'm only getting about 17-19 mpg on my 1995 F-150 with the 4.9 in-line six.
Is this abnormally low? Mostly highway driving, truck has 41K miles on it.
It just seems like it should get more than that. Anyone know if this is
normal?

- -Scott

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 13:16:48 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: 1999 Super Duty Ride and Drive (look and look)

Went to the 1999 Super Duty Ride and Drive in Boone, IA yesterday. It was
interesting, they had 6 Trucks on display. Contrary to what I had heard
earlier you were not allowed to drive them, but it was interesting to see a
variety of options. They had a Regular cab F-350 Power Stroke Auto XLT SRW,
The bin system behind the seat of the XLT regular cabs is nice. Then they
had a Lariat F-250 S/C V-10 auto, It had most options on it, The tan accent
looks very tasteful on the Lariats. They had a F-350 Cassis cab 4x2 with a
utility box, also a F-350 S/C DRW 4x4 XLT, and a F-350 Crew cab DRW 4X4
Lariat Power Stroke auto, This thing is huge!! It also had the bucket seats
which use a nicer center console than last year. Then their was a 5.4L 5spd
XL Reg cab 4X4 F-250 $24,355 sticker, We got to take this one home (they had
a drawing to give away the trucks after it was over, well I guess not "give"
well be invoiced for it). It drove very nicely This truck rides much
better, and is incredibly quiet.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.
Union, IA 50258
unionaut adiis.net

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 13:30:36 -0600
From: "Rio, Tony"
Subject: RE: Gas mileage on 95 F-150

Scott...

I get 20-22 on my '94 with the inline 6

Tony Rio
Allstate Enterprise Help Center
PRC Analyst \ Integration Owner
Trio1 Allstate.com
(W) 847.402.9386


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Golden, Scott A. [SMTP:fordtrucks80up ListService.net]
> Sent: Friday, March 06, 1998 1:06 PM
> To: Scott.Golden lexis-nexis.com; fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Subject: Gas mileage on 95 F-150
>
> I'm only getting about 17-19 mpg on my 1995 F-150 with the 4.9 in-line
> six.
> Is this abnormally low? Mostly highway driving, truck has 41K miles on
> it.
> It just seems like it should get more than that. Anyone know if this
> is
> normal?
>
> -Scott
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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 12:37:32 -0600
From: bgap RAPIDNET.COM
Subject: Re: Gas mileage on 95 F-150

Golden, Scott A. wrote:
>
> I'm only getting about 17-19 mpg on my 1995 F-150 with the 4.9 in-line six.
> Is this abnormally low? Mostly highway driving, truck has 41K miles on it.
> It just seems like it should get more than that. Anyone know if this is
> normal?

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 14:10:47 -0600
From: bgap RAPIDNET.COM
Subject: 6X6 progress! (off topic)

Just a note on my 1952 Studebaker Army 2 1/2 ton conversion: The 460
engine is out of the donor car, tranny removed. The 6-cyl engine and
5-speed tranny are both pulled from the 6X6 (anybody interested?). I
still have to remove the four speed and bell housing from my 77 Ford
F-150 and replace with the C-6. Then bell housing/flywheel and misc.
clutch components go onto the 460, mate everythin together and set it
all into the chassis of 6X6. Proper blocking and true up then will weld
in some hefty motor and tranny mounts. Hopefully everything will match
up well, do not know about the flywheel for the 460 whether the flywheel
from the 77 150 351M will match up, anybody know? Vice versa, the
flywheel/torque converter from the 460, will it match up to the 351M?
(460 is 1978, 351M is 77)) Too much snow out here (South Dakota) right
now to crawl under anything, just figuring and thinking. Wishing and
dreaming!!! Be fun to have that massive 10 foot snowplow out playing in
this snow right now!!
I pulled the radiator/front end off to do this, everything but the front
fenders. Have been considering them too, but think it will be ok
without doing that.
Still need a canvas top, anybody have a clue?
I am having fun!!!!

By the Way, is it appropriate to post pictures here? Don't want to clog
everybody up or anything (can't have that!) If it is appropriate, will
do as work progresses so that nobody is left in the dark as to the
meaning of my rantings and ravings.

HAVE FUN, GET MUDDY!!!

Respectfully,

Tony (bgap gwtc.net)

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 15:51:00 -0500
From: "Musolino, John"
Subject: Intro & Question

I've been lurking on the list for a couple of weeks now, and thought I'd
introduce myself.

I have a 1996 F-150, extended cab, 4x4, with a 351 V-8, which is my daily
driver. I'm from Long Island, NY, and this is my first Ford. We also
have a Volvo (wife's car) and I have an '84 Dodge Daytona which I hope to
get back on the road this summer (I'm also on the Mopar Mailing List, so
watch the Brand-X bashing }:-))

How can I get a copy of the FSM for my truck? There wasn't anything in
the owners manual about it, and I find the Chiltons manuals to be
lacking.

Moose

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 15:10:27 -0800
From: David McDonald
Subject: Re: Intro & Question

Musolino, John wrote:

> How can I get a copy of the FSM for my truck? There wasn't anything in
> the owners manual about it, and I find the Chiltons manuals to be
> lacking.
>
> Moose

My, but that's a very PC way of saying that Chiltons manuals suck rocks
:)

Amazon Books on the web has quite a few of the service manuals, I'd call
a local bookstore, I bet they can order it for ya. Check to see if they
are going to order it from Ford, You might get a better deal at the
dealership (chuckle snicker... hee hee... whew) sorry, couldn't help
myself :)

Dave McDonald

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 15:31:05 -0600
From: John Cassis
Subject: Gear Ratios

Randal,

Look on the drivers side door it has a place that gives you an axel =
code. Look in your owners manual and it will give you a gear ratio =
matching your code.

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

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 14:57:28 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #86

> From: bgap RAPIDNET.COM
> Subject: Re: Exhaust Brake
>
> Dale Ellis wrote:
> >
> > I just purchased a 1997 Ford F250 PSTD and will be towing a 12000+
> lb
> > 5th wheel. I'd appreciate recommendations on exhaust brake brands,
> > based on your experience. My past towing experience is 1/2 ton V8
> > with 20 ft pull trailer, so I'm new to this type of towing.
>
> Not worth the cost and trouble in my opinion. You will have electric
> brakes on a trailer that size keep them in good condition. I have
> experience with big rig exhaust brakes and they do work well on them,
> but the smaller units do not really justify the expense. But, if you
> want to do it... Have fun! Is kind of a neat sound. Or you could
> get
> a cassette tape and play it...
> :)

Please, Dale, don't take this seriously.
Do, indeed, get an exhaust brake for that Turbo Diesel. It's one of the
best investments you can make for that truck.
Forget the "neat sound", too... the type of exhaust brakes usually put
on pick-up diesels isn't a Jacob's type, it's just a valve in the
exhaust pipe. Much less expensive, and still effective.
The exhaust brake will provide the compression-type braking that is
present on gas engines, but missing on diesels. When you take that 12K+
lb trailer down a mountain pass, you will be very glad for that exhaust
brake, keeping your service brakes cool. Get them.

Bill Funk

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 15:31:04 -0800
From: David McDonald
Subject: Re: Intro & Question

David McDonald wrote:

> Amazon Books on the web has quite a few of the service manuals, I'd call
> a local bookstore, I bet they can order it for ya. Check to see if they
> are going to order it from Ford, You might get a better deal at the
> dealership (chuckle snicker... hee hee... whew) sorry, couldn't help
> myself :)
>
> Dave McDonald

OOPS!!!!

I'm gonna eat my words a'fore someone feeds em to me :) I called
a really good local bookstore, and they don't carry em... are they only
available thru Ford?

Dave

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 16:55:39 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: 6X6 progress! (off topic)

At 02:10 PM 3/6/98 -0600, you wrote:
- -snip-
>
>By the Way, is it appropriate to post pictures here? Don't want to clog
>everybody up or anything (can't have that!) If it is appropriate, will
>do as work progresses so that nobody is left in the dark as to the
>meaning of my rantings and ravings.
>
>HAVE FUN, GET MUDDY!!!
>
>Respectfully,
>
>Tony (bgap gwtc.net)

No its not appropriate. Think about: the load of sending a binary
attachment to 500+ users on this list would be tremendous. Besides,
I've set up our filters to reject binary attachments and your
mail would just bounce.

Anyone wanting the world to see their work should forward it
me (kpayne mindspring.com) and I'll put it on the web site.

Ken

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 15:10:40 -0700
From: Bill Funk
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #86

> From: Randy
> Subject: Re: STOP SLAMMING THE E4OD!
>
> Ok Bill,
> Did you do the swap? If you didn't, do you know what was involved? I
>
> plan some mods to my F-250HD and a 4sp auto was or is under
> consideration, but haven't yet weighed the pros and cons of expense
> and time. Was it pretty straight-forward or was it kind of a nasty
> project? I guess if you didn't do it yourself, the price would have
> some reflection on it. I do know that my tranny is of the HD breed.
> When I serviced the fluid and filter this past summer, I saw that it
> had the deep pan and the extension on the pick-up.
> Thanks,
> Randy
>
> Bill Funk wrote:
>
> > I had an '81 F-250 HD 400M w/C-6; bought it with 60+K on it. It had
> been
> > a delivery truck, and the engine was trashed (I rebuilt it), and I
> had
> > the tranny serviced. At 86K, we returned from a trip to Rocky Point
> with
> > a tent trailer. I backed the trailer into the garage, turned around,
>
> > parked the truck. No problems at all. The next morning, tried to go
> to
> > work. The truck wouldn't move; no forward, no reverse, no nothin'.
> At
> > the trans shop, they pulled the pan; it looked like we'd hit gold,
> there
> > was so much brass in the bottom of the pan.

...

No, I didn't do the swap, as I was working & needed the truck. We (the
shop owner & I) came to an agreement (he was a Good Guy), he helped pay
for the tranny swap (I was using the truck as an equipment mechanic &
for deliveries). We used a shop the owner used for all his auto/truck
tranny work. Actually, he paid for most of it, I only paid about $500,
IIRC. The job was a one day thing - pull the old tranny, replace it with
a rebuilt C6 off the shelf. I used to work on foreign cars (and
motorcycles) in my own shop. Straight tranny swaps aren't difficult.
Just disconnect the driveshaft, shift linkage, cooler lines (if
present), supports, and bell housing from the engine, and it's off.
Reverse to install. Of course, the details are not covered; reverse
switch, modulator, etc.

Bill

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 17:15:08 EST
From: Husk 77
Subject: Re: 6.9 starter

Just some information for those of you with 6.9 deisels with hardstarting. I
repaced my Mitsubishi starter with a Nippondensa starter that cranks a helluva
lot faster and starting turns out easier. The nippondensa starter has
different gearing and I believe is for the later 7.? deisel engine. It also
has the solonoid on the bottom rather than the top like the mitsubishi. But
that top bolt is still a b****!! The guy I bought it from said that it
usually solves the starting problem for the deisels. I paid $280---brand new
out of the box. Ford was quoting me $385 for a rebuilt Mitsubishi.

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 19:22:54 EST
From: JSCF250
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Decision on advertising on the lists

its my pleasure to send in a donation for the lists. MAYBE SOME OF THE
MEMBERS SHOULD DO THE SAME, IF THEY COULD AFFORD TO. SINCE THERE WILL BE NO
VENDORS.THANKS.

JSCF250

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 07:59:26 -0800
From: "Shivers, Bret"
Subject: F250HD Front end alignment

Has anyone had problems with the front-end alignment on F250HD trucks? I
have a 97 F250HD Powerstroke I
purchased in Sept. 97 and at about 5000 miles I had to get the front
aligned, Ford did do it under warranty. A
friend of mine purchased his after me and had to do the same. A third
friend bought his in Mar 97, and didn't get his
truck checked until he had 16K miles and Ford charged him for the
alignment. A fourth guy has a 96 F250HD and
turns out he has been having problems with alignment. The only thing I
have seen, is Jason Lesters website TSB
showing an added leaf spring. Has anyone had this done and what was the
ride like after? Did it take any arm
twisting to get Ford to fix it?

Thanks,
Bret, Austin Texas

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Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 19:07:40 -0800
From: "David Krasko"
Subject: RE. Banks Turbocharger 7.3 Diesel

I bought a banks sidewinder turbo and 3.5" exhaust last fall . it improved
mileage a bit and power a lot. My truck weighs 8000 lbs it will now climb
hills in 5th gear before I was climbing the same hill in 3rd. You will
notice the increase in power and torque more when pulling a trailer . Would
I buy another Banks kit ? You bet but it would be alot sooner next time.
David

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Date: Fri, 06 Mar 1998 21:43:59 -0500....


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