fordtrucks80up-digest Saturday, January 24 1998 Volume 02 : Number 032
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Another fix which is longer lasting is to loosen the crossmember bolts =
for the transmission and then cut a shim for each sideoutof an old =
antifreeze jug and pry up the crossmember a few millimeters and slidein =
the shims. This works great and will last a very long time.
Another fix which is longer lasting is to loosen the =
crossmember bolts for the transmission and then cut a shim for each =
old antifreeze jug and pry up the crossmember a few millimeters and =
shims. This works great and will last a very long=20
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 20:01:07 EST
Subject: Blazin' Bronco !
' 84 Bronco (302) - Exhaust system turns cherry red behind catalyst
(muffler & tail pipe), after 10 to 15 minutes of running. Has new muffler,
tailpipe, and carb.
Does this symtom generaly point to catalyst failure or should I be
looking for an air pump system problem ? Other ?
Passengers sitting in the "hot seat" ! (No, I'm not driving it at the
present.) But a new 250 4X4 would look good in my driveway.
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 16:47:08 -0900
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: radio buzzing
Could you explain the grounding to =
only? I don't see what you are saying. Do I need to run a =
the neg post on the battery?
Make sure that the unit itself is =
its ground only from a chassisconnection: make sure it has a wired=20
connection to the battery somehow.Good luck. Let us know =
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 21:26:45 EST
Subject: Re: F350 front suspension sag?
Just to add my own observations.. I own a 96 F350 4x4 with a 460 and I have
noticed what I believe to be about an inch or so sag in the front also. I too
am considering adding a leaf to level it out again. As a sidenote I found what
I think is a fantastic dealer today, the kind where all personell who I have
met, which is all the key people starting with the dealer himself on down to
the Mech who is going to do some warranty work on my truck, are the type who
love to listen and learn and research anything. I have scheduled a compressor
replacement next week I will ask then about the sagging front end. If anyone
out there would like to get into contact with a small Ford dealer who has a
great parts dept ( willing and with the time to be of great help ) let me know
and I will give out the 411. These people really impressed me... not easy to
96 F-350 4x4, 460 \
68 F-250 4x4, 390 > all reg cab, styleside
75 F-100 4x2, 360 /
and I'm hoping of adding a 76 F-250 Hi boy 300 six 4spd, I found today in the
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 22:05:50 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Shock Warehouse
In the anniversary shuffle I forgot to send this out a second
Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts:
We have a new advertiser on our web site. As we did for our
other advertisers, we're going to make a brief announcement
for 2 days (this is the second day). Please show your appreciation
to them for helping to support the web site and lists by checking
out their site:
(This is an "anchor" page that will forward you to theirs)
Shockwarehouse sells shocks, struts, cartridge inserts,
strut bearing plates, load levelers, air shocks,
Muscle Elastomer Springs and a bunch of other suspension
We would like to have them know that you heard about them via
the Ford Truck Enthusiasts group.
Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 23:41:21 EST
From: dhollingworth juno.com
Subject: Re: Blazin' Bronco !
I had a similar problem with my 84 Bronco with a 351W. It would heat the
exhaust system behind the converter to a point where the pipes cracked
and welds would come apart. One thing you need to check is that your
engine timing is correct because if it is off it can cause the extreme
exhaust temperatures. After I had my exhaust welded again and checked
the timing, it has been fine ever since.
On Fri, 23 Jan 1998 20:01:07 EST KPK45 writes:
> ' 84 Bronco (302) - Exhaust system turns cherry red behind
>(muffler & tail pipe), after 10 to 15 minutes of running. Has new
>tailpipe, and carb.
> Does this symtom generaly point to catalyst failure or should I
>looking for an air pump system problem ? Other ?
> Passengers sitting in the "hot seat" ! (No, I'm not driving it
>present.) But a new 250 4X4 would look good in my driveway.
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Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 00:23:04 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Pigeon Forge F100 Nationals info
This message is a reply to a message originally on the 1960 and
older list. I've forwarded it to all the lists as it may be of
interest to many members.
F100 Nationals In May, Pegion Forge, TN. Show info on web site.
Ford Truck Enthusiasts will have a booth there....
The event guide on the web site has a link to Pigeon Forge
tourism information if you want to get a jump start on our
research. We hope to have flight/hotel information soon. Nearest
airport is at least 100 miles away so for some people it may be
worth driving the entire way as you'd have to get a rental car
if you flew. I might set up a "ride exchange" classifieds page so
members can hook up with each other to save on costs.
I've had several people email me who are anxious for information.
Don't worry! We're anxious too and we WILL get you information
ASAP (this weekend). The sooner reservations are made, the better.
As to parking... are you kidding? The entire town is packed...
and lined with thousands of trucks every where you look! There
is no way to reserve parking. Heck, we're having a hard enough
time finding a picnic site! We don't know our booth location
yet, when we find out we'll let everyone know.
The show itself will be easy to spot. Its an outdoor truck show
with a bunch of vendors plus an indoor vendor section. You pay a
few bucks to get it (its not expensive at all) and you have a blast.
Every kind of Ford truck under the sun is there... from concourse
trailer queens to custom slammed low-riders. Many deals to be
found for parts hunters too.
Lastly, Pigeon Forge is a blast. Tons of things to do as it is
the second busiest tourist town next to Las Vegas... pretty
incredible considering it's such a small town. Dollywood amusement
park, helicopter rides, water slides, museums (including an
antique auto museum), free fall simulator, first class restaurants
(in nearby Gatlenburg), fishing, hiking, waterfalls, outlet
centers, malls, cart races... the list goes on.....
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