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fordtrucks80up-digest Sunday, January 11 1998 Volume 02 : Number 018



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In this issue:

holley [adam rupert ]
Tonneau covers [johnmck juno.com (John R. McKee)]
[none] ["Gary Snook" ]
Re: Tonneau covers [Allan Goldarbit ]
Re: Banks TransCommand??? 2nd request [Lehmandp ]
heat stove ["Casey Vandor" ]
Re: Tonneau covers [Gardner ]
Re: Axle codes for a Ranger [Gardner ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #17 ["Greg & Lori Jacobs"
Re: Banks TransCommand??? 2nd request [Jim Lujan ]
Re: heat stove [bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)]

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 06:13:48 -0800 (PST)
From: adam rupert
Subject: holley

Hey guys I am enjoying this list! I just got a sweet deal on an e-150
raised roof action conversion van, really like that van, there is no
way the kids can kick me in the back anymore!

I had to wade in on this holley issue, numerous times I have had
derivability problems like you describe Mike. May I suggest getting
the small edelbrock carb, although slightly more complex than the
holley they cold start better and there is no gas below a gasket this
stops all leaks. Plus with one of these you cant over carborate
since everything functions on vacuum, I am very pleased after using
two of these on different vehicles.

Just curious how much of an improvement were the performance mods on
that big six? I hear they really respond to headers and free flowing
exust.

Adam
In colorado springs sends

Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 08:37:44 -0500From: Mike Johnson
Subject: Re: Carburator Problems??? Holley86
f150 with the 300 cid engine, with a holley 4 barrel 390
cfm,Offenhauser intake ,header, duel exhaust.Thanks for everyones info
on this problem.I never had this problem until a good year after I
installed the newparts,the truck ran great, it had lots of power and
good acceleration, noproblems at all.I did have an intake leak at the
head during the summmer and the problemdidn't developeat that time,
could this have done something to the carb?My truck did backfire
sometimes becouse of the leak. But I fixed thatproblem.I put in a new
power valve and cleaned the carb about a month ago and itdidn't help.I
haven't changed the accelerator pump.With all the problems people seem
to have with Holley Carbsmaybe I should try a different brand.Any
suggestions on an alternative carb for my truck?Mike
Johnsonmikej granger-co.com





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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 11:03:25 EST
From: johnmck juno.com (John R. McKee)
Subject: Tonneau covers

I have a 97 F-150 XLT, SC, 2 wheel drive, 4.2L, Automatic Trans. I'm
thinking about puting on a hard tonneau cover. Would like to hear from
others as to which brand to buy and any gain/loss in MPG after they
installed a hard tonneau cover. Now I'm getting 17 MPG city and 19.5 MPG
hwy.
Thanks, John.

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 21:14:14 -0600
From: "Gary Snook"
Subject: [none]

Well,
Lets see. If we have a 38K sticker, and a 30K sticker, 4th grade math
can get you 8K profit right there, provided someone is STUPID enough to pay
sticker (I am sure it happens hundreds of times daily!). I wouldn't have to
think TOO HARD to believe Ford makes another 2K at the factory end.

Again, another .02 no, 8K worth!

Gary









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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 12:01:14 -0500
From: Allan Goldarbit
Subject: Re: Tonneau covers

John R. McKee wrote:
>
> I have a 97 F-150 XLT, SC, 2 wheel drive, 4.2L, Automatic Trans. I'm
> thinking about puting on a hard tonneau cover. Would like to hear from
> others as to which brand to buy and any gain/loss in MPG after they
> installed a hard tonneau cover. Now I'm getting 17 MPG city and 19.5 MPG
> hwy.
> Thanks, John.
> +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 and Newer --------------+
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Put a Fastback tonneau cover on my 97 Ranger last year. It is a clamp
on mount that I have had asolutely no problems with. It sits flush and
my gas mileage increased about 2 mpg over just the open bed after
putting it on. I got it from California Concepts for a real low price.

Al Goldarbit

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 13:17:41 EST
From: Lehmandp
Subject: Re: Banks TransCommand??? 2nd request

In a message dated 98-01-09 15:42:08 EST, Rex Edmiston writes:

> Truck has 95K miles - a daily driver to from work 100 miles/day.
> Truck REALLY works when towing a 4K lb inboard ski boat/trailer and
> all the stuff needed for a week in the boonies.
>

Hi Rex,

I've heard good things about the Banks TransCommand. Cost about $300. Just
had my '92 E4OD rebuilt by an independant trans builder. The trans had 65k
miles and was slipping and blowing shifts, but too late to save with the
TransCommand. My trans would have lasted longer if I hadn't "tweaked" the
motor...

At your mileage, I'd start shopping for a good independant trans builder.
They can do things to improve your transmission the dealer cannot do! Figure
about $2k for a thorough job. And definitly go for the external trans cooler.
I've heard about the factory's integrated engine radiator / trans cooler
getting plugged or collapsing and failing after about 100k miles and then
there's no hope for the trans no matter how strong or tricked your trans is...

Good luck!
- -David :-)

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 11:14:25 -0900
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: heat stove

I recently put on a new tube for the heat stove on my engine. Before
putting it on the engine ran fine, after putting it on, it ran really rough
so I took it off. Could this be because the manifold is leaking CO and I
am just pumping that into the engine so there isn't enough oxygen? I guess
I can live without the heat stove if that is the case, but what was the
purpose of it for a new engine? Was it to send hot air into the carb like
carb heat on airplanes?
Casey

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 15:49:11 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: Tonneau covers

John R. McKee wrote:
>
> I have a 97 F-150 XLT, SC, 2 wheel drive, 4.2L, Automatic Trans. I'm
> thinking about puting on a hard tonneau cover. Would like to hear from
> others as to which brand to buy and any gain/loss in MPG after they
> installed a hard tonneau cover. Now I'm getting 17 MPG city and 19.5 MPG
> hwy.
> Thanks, John.
> +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 and Newer --------------+
> | Send posts to fordtrucks80up listservice.net, |
> | List removal instructions on the website. |
> +----------------- Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com -----------------+

I got my tonneau cover from A.R.E..they have a variety of them, but the
one I got for 94 ranger has lines to match the ones in the hood! Comes
prepainted too!(even matched).

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 15:59:37 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: Axle codes for a Ranger

FastRngXLT wrote:
>
> Does anyone know where I can obtain a list of axle codes. I need to know what
> the gear ratio on axle code 84.
> +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1980 and Newer --------------+
> | Send posts to fordtrucks80up listservice.net, |
> | List removal instructions on the website. |
> +----------------- Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com -----------------+

I will look for you tonight...I have a book at home with them in it!

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 14:01:53 -0800
From: "Greg & Lori Jacobs"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #17

I don't know if the year or other details matter, but I looked up code 84 in
a 1991 Ranger Truck Shop Manual.

That manual lists the following:
Code | Conventional/Limited Slip | #Capacity | Ratio
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84 | Conventional | 2750 | 3.45


>
>Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 20:53:59 EST
>From: FastRngXLT
>Subject: Axle codes for a Ranger
>
>Does anyone know where I can obtain a list of axle codes. I need to know
what
>the gear ratio on axle code 84.
>

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 15:50:56 -0700
From: Jim Lujan
Subject: Re: Banks TransCommand??? 2nd request

Rex,

I installed my Banks Transcommand about 3 months ago on my '97 F350 PS 4x4.
Install was a snap. It took about 30 minutes. When I installed, the truck
had about 10K miles on it. Shifting is definitely crisper, especially under
load. I also noticed that when shifting into reverse, the tranny doesn't
hesitate like it did before.

Basically, the Transcommand senses "load" on the transmission, and increases
the hydraulic pressure on the clutches. This reduces clutch slippage, and
therefore less wear and tear on the tranny. It also creates the "crispness"
in the shifts.

I bought mine from Diesel Injection Services (as well as my Banks StageII kit).
They have great prices on Banks products. Here is a pointer specifically for
the Transcommand.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.dieselpage.com/transcmd2.htm

You might also want to check out The Drive Train Page. They talk about
rebuilding tranny's, costs, and specific issues related to particular transmissions (like the E40D). With 95K miles on your truck, you may
be looking at a rebuild for your tranny, and while you are at it, you might
beef it up.

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

Best of luck!

-Jim-

'97 F350 PS 4x4 CCab LB

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 17:34:17 -0600
From: bmrickman juno.com (brian k rickman)
Subject: Re: heat stove

On Sat, 10 Jan 1998 11:14:25 -0900 "Casey Vandor"
writes:
>I recently put on a new tube for the heat stove on my engine. Before
putting it on the engine ran fine, after putting it on, it ran really
rough so I took it off. Could this be because the manifold is leaking CO
and I am just pumping that into the engine so there isn't enough oxygen?
I guess I can live without the heat stove if that is the case, but what
was the purpose of it for a new engine? Was it to send hot air into the
carb like carb heat on airplanes?
>Casey
>+--------------
Aircraft only use carb heat in icing conditions to keep the carb from
icing up (that would be bad). The stove pipe is to provide for a faster
warm up period and keep intake air temp at approx 100 deg F. this is on
my 81 F100 anyway. Chase vacuum lines and you can sometimes figure out
what they do (but not always why).I wouln't worry about the engine
breathing CO, I don't see it happening.
Sounds like maybe yours is either restricted (the metal shroud on the
exhaust collapsed?) or the thermoswitch is telling the air valve in the
cleaner to take full heat. The switch is in the aircleaner box. This is
only a guess, "actual results may vary". :-)
Hypothetically, (big word for a redneck huh?) if someone needed to pass a
visual inspection you could have everything installed and plug up the
line to the vacuum motor with, oh lets say, a small ball bearing? And
yes, all other things being equal, cooler air makes more power than....


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