fordtrucks80up-digest Monday, April 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 126



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In this issue:

Re: V4 ["John M. Randall" ]
Engine Oil [John Cassis ]
auto door locks are broken [Dave Send ]
cb ["Casey Vandor" ]
Original "i got my truck" ["Scottie Schmidt"
Average Milage ["Scottie Schmidt" ]
Re: ice tug of war [Sven Setterdahl ]
93 Bronco E4OD problems [Kevin Shonkwiler ]
Re: ice tug of war [Vance ]
Re: cb [Joshua W Dronkers ]
'96 Bronco + Tire Sizes ["Luke Walling" ]
More Alarm Stuff.... ["pat daniels" ]
Re: auto door locks are broken [Joshua W Dronkers
EEC Problems [Joshua W Dronkers ]

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Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 07:29:38 -0500
From: "John M. Randall"
Subject: Re: V4

"Wisconsin Engine" has produced an air cooled V4 for many years. Used on
generators, Aircraft Arresting equipment and also in the agriculture industry

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Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 08:19:07 -0500
From: John Cassis
Subject: Engine Oil

Scott,

Let me just say this -
Religion, Politics, Motor Oil cant talk about one without the other two. =
No just kidding dude. I've used valvoline 20/50 Racing Oil for a long =
time. Everything I've used it in had a little bit better oil pressure =
than with other oils I've tried at the same weights ie. castrol and =
havoline. Recently I switched to that fully synthetic castrol 5w/50. For =
the first 200 miles my oil pressure was lower than with convensional =
oil, but then it came up and runs a little higher than it would with the =
valvoline. Dont know if it was worth $4.02 a quart for a little increase =
in oil pressure but if it last a little longer than conventional oil =
than it might be. Anyway thats what I use I'm sure you will get a =
variety of answers and opinions on this topic.

John Cassis
93' STX 4x4 3.0/5-speed
Texas is a State of Mind

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Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 11:38:56 EDT
From: Dave Send
Subject: auto door locks are broken

Hey all,

I have an 89 Full size Bronco LTD that has non-functioning PDL's. Are there
any common things that go wrong with this, or is it a take it apart project
and see where the connection is shorted?

I have already checked all of the fuses.

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Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 14:06:35 -0800
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: cb

I am going to be replacing my cb in the truck with a new one. I am
wondering what types you guys have used and liked, full size or mini.

Thanks

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Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 17:28:54 -0700
From: "Scottie Schmidt"
Subject: Original "i got my truck"

Hi, It is me again. I was wondering if anyone had any replys to my original message???
You guys all of the sudden started talking about v6's or something like that. Also
i am sorry i made a mistake in my message my truck is a 1993 not a 1994. Also i am
still interested in any information about what kind of truck for a farm.
Scott
93 F-150 XL



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Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 17:34:12 -0700
From: "Scottie Schmidt"
Subject: Average Milage

Hi, I was wondering what the most milage is that i could get out of a well cared
for 93 F-150 XL I6 would be??
Scott
93 F-150 XL



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Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 20:46:35 -0500
From: Sven Setterdahl
Subject: Re: ice tug of war

> Ok Guys, It's a traction tug o war in my driveway... My skinny siped
> 235/85r16 Dunlop Radial Rovers against yer fat tires... Might warn you first
> tho... My driveway is in the mountains and covered with ice half the year.
> (and we're doin the tug o war on the ice).
>
> I'll win. I promise :) Heck, I'll even go uphill :)
>
> You can have your bigger patch anyday, I'll take more lbs/sq inch to get my
> traction.
>
> Dave 'skinny tire' McDonald
>

On ice? I'll bet that neither truck would go anywhere but sidways. Skinny or fat
tires won't do any good on ice. Now in slush, I would bet on the skinny tires,
since they'll sink through to terra firma a little better, but on ice you'll both
be spinning.

Sven

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Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 22:07:19 -0400
From: Kevin Shonkwiler
Subject: 93 Bronco E4OD problems

I have a 93 Bronco 302 w/E4OD recently, the torque converter locked up
(start it, put it in gear and it dies. But if I start it put it in
neutral, have someone get me rolling and drop it in drive, she runs
fine. shifts fine and everything. But when I stop (stop light) it
dies. I have already followed the advice of a few people and replaced
the torque converter and the solenoid body but it still locks up.
Anybody have any expertise in this area? If so, pls let me know:
kazoo access.mountain.net

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Date: Sun, 05 Apr 1998 21:14:12 -0600
From: Vance
Subject: Re: ice tug of war

Sven Setterdahl wrote:
>
> > Ok Guys, It's a traction tug o war in my driveway... My skinny siped
> > 235/85r16 Dunlop Radial Rovers against yer fat tires... Might warn you first
> > tho... My driveway is in the mountains and covered with ice half the year.
> > (and we're doin the tug o war on the ice).
> >
> > I'll win. I promise :) Heck, I'll even go uphill :)
> >
> > You can have your bigger patch anyday, I'll take more lbs/sq inch to get my
> > traction.
> >
> > Dave 'skinny tire' McDonald
> >
>
> On ice? I'll bet that neither truck would go anywhere but sidways. Skinny or fat
> tires won't do any good on ice. Now in slush, I would bet on the skinny tires,
> since they'll sink through to terra firma a little better, but on ice you'll both
> be spinning.
>
> Sven


Some people live in climates so cold that ice gets "sticky", mainly from
the formation of dry ice on top of it during near zero or below zero
temperatures. The main thing to remember is we all live in different
climates and use our trucks for different things. I use my truck on the
streets of Dallas and the snow covered hills of Montana, but the biggest
challenge I face is when we get a rare ice storm in north east Texas. It
is usually just cold enough to have very slick ice. My 4x4 with limited
slip axle handles just fine on ice as long as I remember it's
limitations and my limitations.
Model T's used to have very skinny tires and could go through mud (as
most "roads" were then) that would make a monster truck cower in fear.
But they weren't the best at emergency braking or cornering at high
speeds. Oh well,, you gain here, you lose there.
My sermon for today.....
vance

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Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 22:29:23 -0800 (AKDT)
From: Joshua W Dronkers
Subject: Re: cb

I work in a car stereo shop, and we install a lot of Cobra CB's. I Like
them, but those are the only we have dealt with.

Joshua Dronkers
Fairbanks Alaska
fsjwd1 aurora.alaska.edu

On Sun, 5 Apr 1998, Casey Vandor wrote:

> I am going to be replacing my cb in the truck with a new one. I am
> wondering what types you guys have used and liked, full size or mini.
>
> Thanks
>
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Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 02:42:32 -0400
From: "Luke Walling"
Subject: '96 Bronco + Tire Sizes

I am considering a set of 255/70 (or larger) 15 inch tires for my '96
Bronco 4x4.. I was wondering if anyone has had any fitment problems with
them. It appears to have plenty of room in the rear especially -- and up
front, but.. I am not positive.

Any comments from other 'Bronco or F150 owners ?

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Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 23:12:33 -0800
From: "pat daniels"
Subject: More Alarm Stuff....

I have to agree with Arnold. Sure your vehicle is an important part of
your life, but it is not worth your life. I just moved from Miami and
there were numerous occasions of young kids killing someone for their
belongings without even thinking about it. I am 6'3" and 210 lbs but if a
5' tall 15 year old pulls a gun on me and all he wants is my truck, the
only thing I would do is give him the keys. As much time and $$$ I have
put into my truck, I can always buy another truck. It is hard to do that 6
feet under. Think about it.

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Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 23:14:50 -0800 (AKDT)
From: Joshua W Dronkers
Subject: Re: auto door locks are broken

I don't know any common problems with those door locks, but if you find
that you need to tear into those doors, email me, because I work with door
locks all day long.I install auto starts and car alarms with the door lock
options. I can tell you the wire colors and how to test where the problem
is.

Joshua Dronkers
Fairbanks Alaska
fsjwd1 aurora.alaska.edu

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Date: Sun, 5 Apr 1998 23:30:00 -0800 (AKDT)
From: Joshua W Dronkers
Subject: EEC Problems

I recently purchased an 84 Bronco that nees some work. It seems that the
previous owner blew up the origional motor motor and proceded to replace
it with an 83 motor. This individual cut up the 84 harness and tried to
attatch the 83 harness. Needless to say, they don't mate. The truck has an
EEC IV brain, and I am told that the 83 harness needs an EEC III brain
box. I have heard bad things in relation to the EEC III set-up and the use
of a crankshaft position sensor. My question is, would I be in better
shape to get an EEC III brain box, or retain the current EEC IV brain and
get a new harness? Would the latter even be feasible on an 83 motor?

Joshua Dronkers
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*'84 Bronco 351w *
*32" BFG's/3" body lift *
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