fordtrucks80up-digest Saturday, February 14 1998 Volume 02 : Number 059



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In this issue:

1999 Super Duty ["Union Auto" ]
Vibration on Highway ["Brian D. Barnhart" ]
re: 98' Ranger [KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
Re: New Engine ["Fast Ford" ]
Re: New Engine [FastRngXLT aol.com]
Re: Warmingup Problem with 1992 F150 6 cyl 4.9L [Penqiun aol.com]
302 backfire [Penqiun aol.com]
Ford Trucks [Roymaxi aol.com]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #58 ["Sven Setterdahl" ]
Factory Floor Mats [FoMoCoNUT2 aol.com]
Re: Vibration on Highway [Randy ]

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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 08:11:00 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: 1999 Super Duty

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Just got our first 99 SD in a couple of days ago. It is a F-250 Supercab =
4X4 XLT with a V-10 auto. IT is incredibly TALL. The things I have =
noticed is that ride has improved, visibility is better (with the drop =
windows on the side), and the truck feels like it is a mile wide. The =
Trailer towing mirrors are very nice. The wheels look to be a different =
style and I don't think traditional 8 bolt wheels will switch over. =
The V-10 runs good but isn't broke in well enough to know how good. All =
in all it is very nice. My first diesel is supposed to be in on the =
23rd so we'll see if it is as quiet as they say.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.
Union, IA 50258
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Just got our first 99 SD in a couple =
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better (with the drop windows on the side), and the truck feels like it =
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mile wide.  The Trailer towing mirrors are very nice.  The =
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switch over.  The V-10 runs good but isn't broke in well enough to =
know how=20
good.  All in all it is very nice.  My first diesel is =
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in on the 23rd so we'll see if it is as quiet as they say.
 
Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.
Union, IA 50258

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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 08:12:57 -0600
From: "Brian D. Barnhart"
Subject: Vibration on Highway

I've got a 95 F150 with a 5.0l engine and it has developed a problem.
On the highway, going anywhere from 60 to 70, the truck starts vibrating
like crazy and the engine sounds like its really being stressed. When I
take my foot off the accelerator, the vibration and engine noise
immediately goes away.

The truck doesn't seem to have this problem when I'm not on the
highway. I'm thinking it has something to do with the engine. When I
take my foot off the accelerator, everything is fine. Give it some gas
at 70 mph and you'd think I'm trying to tow up a steep hill.

Anyone have an idea? Thanks

Brian

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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 12:36:02, -0500
From: KNBD87D prodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: re: 98' Ranger

John,

I got a '98, not '97. I'm sure you meant '98. Anyway it is a regular
cab, shortbox, 4x2, with the 4.0L, 5 speed manual, 3.55 limited slip
rear, XLT (PW, PL, PM, AC, CC), premium sound, 4 wheel ABS, block
heater, fog lights, but I downgraded to steel wheels to save a few
bucks. I did have to special order it cause nobody would stock this
type truck. Very few splashes are around with 4.0L and sticks, let
alone all the power equipment.
My truck's tow rating is 3640 lbs, but the 3.55s are a must for this.
If I went with the auto and 3.55s (I almost did), it would have been
6000 lbs towing.
If you want one like it, I can sell you a new one for $16,000. MSRP
was about $17,350. Other options I didn't get was the bucket seats
(I should've gotten them...."doh"), a leather wrapped steering wheel
(big deal), flareside box, and body side protection moldings. If I
were to do it all over, I would have gotten the bucket seats, no 4
wheel ABS, and maybe a splash (hard decision...I like the suspension,
but hate flareside box and low towing capacity). Oh yeah, I don't
think I'd buy black. I love it when its clean, but hate the
dirtiness and it seems to scratch easy. Clearcoat scratches look
like s&*t.

Josh

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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 12:55:33 -0600
From: "Fast Ford"
Subject: Re: New Engine

You can try Summit at 800-230-3030 or you can get an SVO catalog from your
local Ford SVT dealership.
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From: John T. Watts
To: fordtrucks80up ListService.net
Date: Thursday, February 12, 1998 10:46 PM
Subject: New Engine


>Need help locating a new engine for my '85 F150 302. I've been told
>there is a place to order new (not rebuilt) Ford engines. I've found a
>couple of places that sell chevy, but no Ford.
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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 15:21:55 EST
From: FastRngXLT aol.com
Subject: Re: New Engine

In a message dated 98-02-12 23:35:12 EST, you write:


there is a place to order new (not rebuilt) Ford engines. I've found a
couple of places that sell chevy, but no Ford. >>

You may want to visit Racer Walsh's home page and order thier catalog. They
are based out of Jax Florida and I live not to far from their shop.They are
very respectible folks, and have what your looking for.

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

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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 17:02:54 EST
From: Penqiun aol.com
Subject: Re: Warmingup Problem with 1992 F150 6 cyl 4.9L

check the choke for proper operation

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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 17:54:02 EST
From: Penqiun aol.com
Subject: 302 backfire

I am helping my nieghbor fix his 87 E-150 302. It backfires everytime he
decelerates. Need to run test on Distribitor decelerator valve. Dont know
where located. Anybody know where located? chiltons dont tell ya where.
Anybody ever have this problem? Desperate for ideas.
Penqiun aol.com

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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 18:51:25 EST
From: Roymaxi aol.com
Subject: Ford Trucks

I posted a message about a new 1998/1999 F450 Dls. 4speed 4r100
Trans.Automatic.My son has aF250 hd Nonturbo 7.3 Dls.which had to be rebuilt
at his own expence $2500. Ford said the upgrade was why it cost so much.Maybe
Ford should have had Allison supply automatic trans. for the Dls.I would like
to by a F450 with Cummins 6b or6c Dls. with Allison 6speed Automatic .Ford
owns asmall part of Cummins.Driving trucks for quite awhile I donot want
breakdown.I haul Race Horses an waiting for atow truck because Ford Dodge Gm
will not build aproven Truck .TheTrucks Cost top dollars.I canTrust Cummins
Dls. and Allison Automatics.

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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 18:38:54 -0600
From: "Sven Setterdahl"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #58

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From: fordtrucks80up-digest
To: fordtrucks80up-digest ListService.net

Date: Friday, February 13, 1998 5:43 AM
Subject: fordtrucks80up-digest V2 #58



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>Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 21:13:43 -0900
>From: "Casey Vandor"
>Subject: SVO
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>What does SVO stand for? Also how do I know if I have a short or long =
>block 351W?
>Casey
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Shortblock is a term for an engine consisting of the block, and it's
internals. Longblock is a term for the engine with heads and it's
components. The terms have nothing to do a type of engine if that's what
you're thinking. They are general engine terms used when talking about
replacement engines.

Sven

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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 22:44:13 EST
From: FoMoCoNUT2 aol.com
Subject: Factory Floor Mats

Hi Gang,
Awhile back there was some talk concerning floor mats and I had said that I
has just ordered a set thru Ford and would comment upon receiving them. Well I
have them now as of today and my opinion is that they are great. They are
rubber with a large and deep check pattern for holding debris/water also with
the Ford Oval, one on each mat. My 96 F350 is with the gray intierior and they
compliment it very well. Cost for fronts only ( I have a Reg cab) was $42.00.
I also have seen the matching rear sets for Super Cabs and Crew Cabs, they are
nice as well.

Hope this helps someone....

John Miller

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Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 00:08:27 -0800
From: Randy
Subject: Re: Vibration on Highway

Brian D. Barnhart wrote:
>
> I've got a 95 F150 with a 5.0l engine and it has developed a problem.
> On the highway, going anywhere from 60 to 70, the truck starts vibrating
> like crazy and the engine sounds like its really being stressed. When I
> take my foot off the accelerator, the vibration and engine noise
> immediately goes away.
>

Brian, do you know what gearing you have int he rear end? Do you have
a tach? What RPM range is this happening on the engine? Hehe,
answering a question w/so far...more questions. What Tranny do you
have? Lastly, how many miles? I have an '87 F-250HD 4x4 and one day
noticed that under hard acceleration or at highway speeds the motor
seemed like it was going to vibrate the fillings out of my teeth. I
did the normal stuff, put it in neutal and revved...not
there...coasted....not there either...and so on. Seemed to be more
driveline related in this case maybe the tranny. Upon climbing
underneath and checking the play in the driveshaft I determined it was
the rear U-joint. Went to the auto store (driving conservatively) and
got a new one, came home and a half hour later of easy labor I was
once again testing it out. Yep, that was it. That little 'ol $12
U-joint. The needle bearings from one of the cups totally turned to
dust...overdue, ya think? Do some troubleshooting and if you can only....


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