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fordtrucks80up-digest Thursday, March 12 1998 Volume 02 : Number 093



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In this issue:

Re: blinker "clcik" noise [Chad Royse ]
TSB For Engine Stalling [David Anderson ]
Borla Exhaust System Interferes w/Tranny Service [Steve Wood
Re: Jumpseat [Vance ]
Ranger F-250 [Rob782 ]
Tire and wheel question for an F150 [four-by-four juno.com (Off Road)]
Re: speaker size ["Randy Kindler" ]
Re: Ranger F-250 [Ken Payne ]
Re: speaker size ["Matthew P. Hoyt" ]
Re: speaker size [Randy ]
EEC-3 or 4 or just California Emissions? [Jon Rishell ]
Re: Tire and wheel question for an F150 [FSTFORDS ]
Bob or Sherry Anderson... [Ken Payne ]
RE: Ranger F-250 [Sean Winters ]

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 09:19:38 -0500
From: Chad Royse
Subject: Re: blinker "clcik" noise

JC WHitney has a flasher that plays 'Love Me Tender'. I just don't
think most people could bring themselves to do it.
:)

Casey Vandor wrote:

> I was wondering if there is a little relay or something I could
> splice into my blinker hazards circuit that would make and audible
> sound when they are on. On my 83 I frequently forget that they are
> on, and drive through town with a blinker on or my hazards
> flashing. My dads 88 or 89 F 250 made a nice loud sound every time
> the blinker flashed, I wish mine would too. Any suggestions? ( I
> have looked in Whitney and gone to Napa, but haven't found anything
> yet)Casey Vandor

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 10:41:38 -0600
From: David Anderson
Subject: TSB For Engine Stalling

I am considering doing Ford's TSB # 93-22-14 that supposedly fixes a
stalling problem after initial startup. It applies to 90 - 93 4.9L
six's. After the first start of the morning, as the engine comes off
fast idle it usually stalls. Sometimes it stalls the first time it's
put into drive or reverse. Anyway the TSB involves adding an 85 degree
ported vacuum switch into the input heater hose and using this
temperature dependent vacuum source to control the fuel pressure
regulator. What this is supposed to do is cut off the vacuum to the FPR
when the engine is cold thereby raising the fuel pressure about 10 psi
causing a slightly richer mixture. Has anyone tried this or have a
better solution?

David Anderson

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 98 09:52:00 PST
From: Steve Wood
Subject: Borla Exhaust System Interferes w/Tranny Service

- ---------------------------- Forwarded with Changes ---------------------------
From: Steve Wood at JFCCM5
Date: 3/10/98 4:45PM
To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net at SMTPGATE
Subject: Borla Exhaust System Interferes w/Tranny Service
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My 1995 F-350/460 has an aftermarket Borla exhaust system w/headers.
Because of where the pipes run, the nice folks down at the Express Lube
are unable to get to all the bolts to remove the tranny pan. In other
words, they can't properly service the transmission. Has anyone else run
into this problem? Or are they just under-tooled?

Stephen Wood
Driving Mr. Thirsty (1995 F-350/460 Crew Cab)

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 15:04:38 -0600
From: Vance
Subject: Re: Jumpseat

Matthew P. Hoyt wrote:

>  
> Also, does anyone know what the stock door speakers size is?  I'd like
> to know without ripping the whole panel off.  Thanx again.
>  
> Matt
>  

Matt,

Contact Crutchfield at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.crutchfield.com and they can tell you
speaker size, speaker location, and radio chassis size options for your
truck. I am not affiliated with them but I have purchased car and home
audio from them for 18 years and have always been amazed at their
service. I think they can tell you not only the factory original size
speakers, but if you can go larger. I think most Ford trucks allow a 6.5
inch speaker with 3.875 inch depth clearance.

Vance Woodard
94 f-150 supercab 4x4

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 19:15:24 EST
From: Rob782
Subject: Ranger F-250

In a message dated 98-03-11 05:53:51 EST, you write:


snake oil engine degrading crap, and how he said he had a 250 Ranger.... =
Well we didn't believe him, and I just saw one this evening. It was a =
full size beast, older, like a early 70's and it had a Ranger 250 emblem =
on it. Maybe there was a hint of truth in him :) not for his handy =
motor gunk though.
Casey Vandor
>>


I've seen trucks like these, and and Explorer badging on the sides...guessing
just an option package on older trucks

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 19:51:30 -0800
From: four-by-four juno.com (Off Road)
Subject: Tire and wheel question for an F150

In a month, I'm gonna buy a stock '88 F150. I'm already looking at tires
and so far I've come up with the B.F.G. Mud-terrain mounted on a
modular-style wheel by Superior.
The wheels I'm looking at are 15x10 and the Mud-terrains are 32/11.50R15.
I want to buy big enough tires and wheels now so that when I get a 4"
lift in about 8 months, the wheel and tires won't look puny. How do these
specs on the tire/wheel combo sound? Will the wheel be too big for the
tire?

Thanks for any help.

Zack Schneeberger

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 18:27:44 -0700
From: "Randy Kindler"
Subject: Re: speaker size

>Also, does anyone know what the stock door speakers size is? I'd like =
>to know without ripping the whole panel off. Thanx again.
>
>Matt
They are 6 1/2" speakers. Installation book said to use a thin speaker, but
I put some Infinitys in mine with huge magnets, and they fit fine. I just
had to drill a couple of holes.

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 20:40:24 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Ranger F-250

At 07:15 PM 3/11/98 EST, you wrote:
>In a message dated 98-03-11 05:53:51 EST, you write:
>
>
> snake oil engine degrading crap, and how he said he had a 250 Ranger.... =
> Well we didn't believe him, and I just saw one this evening. It was a =
> full size beast, older, like a early 70's and it had a Ranger 250 emblem =
> on it. Maybe there was a hint of truth in him :) not for his handy =
> motor gunk though.
> Casey Vandor
> >>
>
>
>I've seen trucks like these, and and Explorer badging on the sides...guessing
>just an option package on older trucks


The Ranger has been around since the 60s as a **full** size truck. The
F series had 3 trim levels:
standard (bare bones)
Custom Cab
Ranger (highest trim level)

Not until the early 80s did the Ranger become a small truck. So,
no, it wasn't BS. You'll find a few full size Rangers on the
web site.

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

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 17:35:42 -0800
From: "Matthew P. Hoyt"
Subject: Re: speaker size

Thanx Randy, appreciate it, that saves me a lot of hassle.

Matt
'93 black
- -----Original Message-----
From: Randy Kindler
To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 1998 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: speaker size


>
>>Also, does anyone know what the stock door speakers size is? I'd like =
>>to know without ripping the whole panel off. Thanx again.
>>
>>Matt
>They are 6 1/2" speakers. Installation book said to use a thin speaker, but
>I put some Infinitys in mine with huge magnets, and they fit fine. I just
>had to drill a couple of holes.
>
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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:03:45 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: speaker size

Randy,
You'll have to excuse the question, I seem to have missed the original
post, I only received to Re: 's to this one, but what truck are you
referring to?

Later,
Randy

Randy Kindler wrote:
>
> >Also, does anyone know what the stock door speakers size is? I'd like =
> >to know without ripping the whole panel off. Thanx again.
> >

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:08:54 +0000
From: Jon Rishell
Subject: EEC-3 or 4 or just California Emissions?

I am looking for a few answers to a few questions,
first, I have a 1983 F-250 fwd, 351 motor, what kind of eec does it
have?
there is no provision to set the timing (distributor is bolted to
block)
, I have been told that this is an
EEC-III system and I have also been told that it is a California
Version of the
EEC-IV , can anyone help?
second, Is it possible to do away with the controls and sensors for
this ignition
system and install a Distributor with points or a Duraspark Ignition?
I am looking for any input at all on these issues,
thanks,
Jon

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:56:40 EST
From: FSTFORDS
Subject: Re: Tire and wheel question for an F150

what state do u live in?...why 32"s?

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:37:49 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Bob or Sherry Anderson...

Forwarded, if Bob or Sherry Anderson is here:

>Have been enjoying the truck enthusiast web page for some time.I have a
>53 F100 that we just finished.We may post it at a later date.
> I saw the 1951 Ford and 57 dragster that Bob & Sherry Anderson
>submitted. Unfortunately ,I see they do not have a E-Mail address
>attached to their article.
>I also have a 50's dragster that I am trying to restore and would like
>to contact them about theirs. We are planning to haul it with our 53.
>If possible, please forward this on for their consideration or have them
>mail us at rpracing execulink.com
>thank you for your consideration;
>
>Rick Proctor

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Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 23:14:17 -0600
From: Sean Winters
Subject: RE: Ranger F-250

Hey! My first truck was a 1970 F-100 Ranger! 302, auto, PS, PB, etc wish
I still had it. :-\

Sean


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob782 [SMTP:Rob782 aol.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 1998 6:15 PM
> To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
> Subject: Ranger F-250
>
> In a message dated 98-03-11 05:53:51 EST, you write:
>
>
> mystery =
> snake oil engine degrading crap, and how he said he had a 250
> Ranger.... =
> Well we didn't believe him, and I just saw one this evening. It
> was a =
> full size beast, older, like a early 70's and it had a Ranger 250
> emblem =
> on it. Maybe there was a hint of truth in him :) not for his handy
> =
> motor gunk though.
> Casey Vandor
> >>
>
>
> I've seen trucks like these, and and Explorer badging on the
> sides...guessing
> just an option package on older trucks
> +--------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 - 1996....


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