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fordtrucks80up-digest DigestVolume 97 : Issue 41

Today's Topics:

Catalog, web ad, etc. [Ken Payne ]
Truck tire replacement recommendatio [Bradley and Debbie Miller
Re: 97 ford 4X4 ext.cab [Bill Funk ]
Re: Truck tire replacement recommend [Chris Kelly ]
Tachometer signal [John ]
460 Redline [Larry Smeins ]
Re: 460 Redline ["Justin Ryan" ]
Question for you PowerStroker owners [cfoye BayNetworks.COM (Chris Foye) ]
They've agreed, working on details [Ken Payne ]
Re: Tachometer signal [Charles Cohn
Re: Ford E-150 front ends - What to [Charles Cohn
2.0L and 2.3L swap ["Tony Gambrall" ]
Re: '98 Ford F-350 [Chewer aol.com ]
Re: F-350 Extended Cab? [Chewer aol.com ]
Re: 91' F150 Front Coils ["J. Martin"
Re: 91' F150 Front Coils ["Poppa" ]
Re: Ford E-150 front ends - What to [Jay Chlebowski ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 ["Shirley or Jason Brunner"
K Filters [Jim Cannon ]
Limited slip diff [Hugh + Sharyl Hall
Which is better? (suspension 87 B2) [Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
Re: Ford E-150 front ends - What to [Charles Cohn

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Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 23:23:04 -0400
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Catalog, web ad, etc.
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Every response I've gotten from the list membership has been
positive. It appears that I will not need to put this up to
a list vote (thankfully as its a pain to tally 900 votes).

I've sent a follow-up to this company (I will not reveal their
name until we have a confirmation as to their intentions, but
believe me... they're one of the best) proposing that they
advertise for $35-$40 a month. This amount will cover our
expenses and it will put a few extra bucks into our reserve.
I believe this amount to be extremely reasonable and well
within my personal definition of keeping this a hobby, not a
business. In return for their money, I would supply them with
a statistics log of visits to our site, click-thrus on their
banner, etc. Additionally, I'm going to email them our visitor
statistic log for the past two months so they'll know that my
"boast" of 200+ visitors a day is real.

I've requested that they not sell or give away any names,
addresses and email addresses they receive through me. If and
when we come to an agreement, I'll put on on-line form on the
web-site, accessible only to our members, which you can use to
request one or more catalogs (they have auto catalogs too!).
If we cannot come to an agreement, I will still list their site
on our suppliers page and I'll reveal their name then.

Lastly, I have requested that they send us group discount or special
purchase terms. They have 4 catalogs that would be of interest
to members on the older truck list, covering 1909 through 1972
trucks plus many auto catalogs (don't worry though, many 67-72
parts interchange with 73-79). If an similar opportunity for
a newer truck part supplier arises, I'll inform everyone. I
only wish I could tell the guys/gals on the newer list that I
had a catalog offer for them as well.

As a side note, they will **not** has influence on our list,
their only presence will be on the home page.

-Ken
List Administrator, 1967 Ford F100, 390FE V8
Our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
(subscribe/unsubscribe forms on the web site)
fordtrucks lofcom.com is the 1979 and older truck list,
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(Email me if you're on the wrong list)

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Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 22:23:52 -0500
From: Bradley and Debbie Miller
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Truck tire replacement recommendation?
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I've got a 1995 Ford Ranger Splash with the 4.0L V6 and a 5 spd. (I'm kind
of proud huh?) I'm looking for replacement tires for the rear ones -- the
truck has 235/60R15SL tires (stock) on it. Anyone have any replacement ideas?

Thanks in advance!


Bradley Miller
Partners In Internet Solutions - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lake-ozark.mo.us/Solutions
Mini-beeper - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lake-ozark.mo.us/OurNeon
Midwest Shelby Dodge Club - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.shelbydodge.org
'83 Dodge Shelby Charger (2.2L - 40mm Webers) -- *STILL* F O R S A L E
'85 Daytona Turbo Z (2.2L T2 - 275hp) -- *STILL* F O R S A L E . . .
$2500!!
*** PACKAGE DEAL -- BOTH CARS ABOVE FOR $3000!!! ***
'97 Dodge Neon Sport (2.0L - 150hp) -- Deep amethyst, 5 speed
'95 Ford Ranger Splash (4.0L - 150hp) -- Needs more ponies!
Yes . . . it does look like a car lot around our place! ;-)

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 02:24:58 -0700
From: Bill Funk
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 97 ford 4X4 ext.cab
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> From: "Jack Lubinski"
> Subject: 97 ford 4x4 ext.cab
> Hello fellow ford enthusiasts!
>
> I am currently looking at a new ford ext cab 4x4 as a tow vehicle for an
> RV and thought someone out there may have some of their own exerpiences to
> share in this regard. The truck I looked at is a light duty f250 5.4 litre
> auto. The travel trailer weight is 6,500 - 7,000 gvw.
>
> The big question I have is... do I need to go to this size of vehicle or
> will the 4.6 F150 4x4 be adequate. From what I hear from other folks, the
> 5.4 liter eats a lot more gas. Second part is, do I need the F250. By
> the way, rear end ratio for both is 3:55 with trailer tow package.
>
> What kind of gas mileage can be expected with the 4.6 and 5.4.
>
> Thanks in advance for your reply(s).
> e-mail maple cyberspc.mb.ca.

Something to try:
Find the GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) of the truck you are
looking at. Subtract the (real, honest-to-God, including the dog & beer)
weight of the truck from that figure. What's left is what you can tow.
(Not the listed weight, but the actual, honest-to-God, including the
ditry dishes & dog food, weight.)
If you are happy with that figure, go for it.
When spec'ing a truck for towing, fuel mileage should be among your
least important criteria. Top should be safety, then reliability.
Getting 10 MPG instead of 8 does you no good if the brakes overheat on
the way down Ebbett's Pass, or the tranny quits on the way up.

--
Bill Funk
President, ASCII User Group
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.starlink.com/~ascii

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 07:18:05 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Truck tire replacement recommendation?
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Bradley and Debbie Miller wrote:
>
> I've got a 1995 Ford Ranger Splash with the 4.0L V6 and a 5 spd. (I'm kind
> of proud huh?) I'm looking for replacement tires for the rear ones -- the
> truck has 235/60R15SL tires (stock) on it. Anyone have any replacement ideas?
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Bradley Miller
> Partners In Internet Solutions - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lake-ozark.mo.us/Solutions
> Mini-beeper - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lake-ozark.mo.us/OurNeon
> Midwest Shelby Dodge Club - http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.shelbydodge.org
> '83 Dodge Shelby Charger (2.2L - 40mm Webers) -- *STILL* F O R S A L E
> '85 Daytona Turbo Z (2.2L T2 - 275hp) -- *STILL* F O R S A L E . . .
> $2500!!
> *** PACKAGE DEAL -- BOTH CARS ABOVE FOR $3000!!! ***
> '97 Dodge Neon Sport (2.0L - 150hp) -- Deep amethyst, 5 speed
> '95 Ford Ranger Splash (4.0L - 150hp) -- Needs more ponies!
> Yes . . . it does look like a car lot around our place! ;-)
>
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I replaced my firestones with yokohamas...much better tire. I felt the
firestones were too weak in the sidewalls and seem to pick everything up
off the road. Tire rack has a 2 page ad in motor trend, includes sizes
and prices...all brands. I got my tires for 69dollars each! Good luck!

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 07:07:39 -0500 (CDT)
From: John
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Tachometer signal
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Hello to all,

I recently aquired a 1994 F150 4x4 extended cab. This is my first Ford product,
(not counting my wife's 93 Ford/Mazda Probe), and I don't think it will be
my last. The truck doesn't have a tachometer and I would like to install
one. Does anybody know where to pick up the proper signal? Also does anyone
know the electical characteristics of this signal?

On another subject, I am interested to hear what other members of this list
would recommend for replacement tires. I do not do any off roading.
Occasionally fire roads are travelled, but mainly around town and highway
driving. We do have lots of snow here (Wisconsin) in the winter. What tires
are your trucks wearing?

Thanks in advance!

John Prestley
Appleton, Wisconsin

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 13:56:03 -0600
From: Larry Smeins
To: "'FordTrucks'"
Subject: 460 Redline
Message-Id:

I'm looking for opinions or better yet authentic information on what is
the reasonably safe upper limit on RPM for a 95 460 in an E350 based
motorhome. I know this is a relatively low RPM truck engine but it
seems to rev pretty good and holds its power quite aways above the
specified horsepower peak.

Larry
If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost.

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 15:48:44 -0500
From: "Justin Ryan"
To:
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My personal opinion bout; Fords Peak RPM HP ratings is this: They seems to
underrate their engines. Say that 460 is rated at 235HP 3800 RPM It will
probably pull to 4800RPM with no problem! Thru the past 7 years that I have
own a Ford V8 I have felt this is true! My old 89 GT loved to pull all the
way to the redline when Ford stated 225HP 4800 RPM (redline was 5200 If I
remember correctly) Of course I could be wrong! The feeling of more power
was there though!

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> From: Larry Smeins
> To: 'FordTrucks'
> Subject: 460 Redline
> Date: Thursday, July 17, 1997 2:56 PM
>
> I'm looking for opinions or better yet authentic information on what is
> the reasonably safe upper limit on RPM for a 95 460 in an E350 based
> motorhome. I know this is a relatively low RPM truck engine but it
> seems to rev pretty good and holds its power quite aways above the
> specified horsepower peak.
>
> Larry
> If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost.
>
>
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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 14:22:08 -0700
From: cfoye BayNetworks.COM (Chris Foye)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Question for you PowerStroker owners
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Hello everyone,

I'm new to the list and would like to ask a question of you PowerStroke
owners. Hope this hasn't already been badgered before so, excuse me if it
has.

I am looking at getting a crew cab with the PowerStroke. Here is my
question, this would be my first diesel engine and I was wondering how
inconvenient or not finding diesel fuel around town or on trips? I tow a
#3500 boat, not including gear, at least once a week for a 130 mile round
trip and my Bronco with 5.8L is getting me 10mpg, not to the same around
town. I know this is on par with typical Fords. I am looking at this from
the perspective of fuel economy and towing capacity. The Bronco does okay
but, struggles a bit on the climbs.
Also, what is recommended maintenance and service periods.

Thanks for your help.

Chris

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 21:56:44 -0400
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: They've agreed, working on details
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Ok folks, good news. They've agreed. These are the
preliminaries:

1. They do not engage in the practice of putting you on a
mailing list (they won't even resend you next year's
catalog unless you request it).

2. Once we have an agreement worked out, I'll send the company
name and information to everyone on the lists. They are
requesting that we just use their online form to request
the catalogs, its easier for them to get in the format they
need.

3. They do not have a discount policy for organizations like
ours because everything still gets processed as separate
orders so it creates a huge processing headache for them.
Sorry! Regardless, they still have a huge selection, decent
prices and a great reputation.

4. I think in the event that someone has a problem with them,
they should contact them directly, state in your contact
(or email) that you are a member of this group. If that
doesn't work, bring it to the list like you would any other
problem. Like I said earlier, no outside party is going to
influence our list topics. Based on my experience with the
company in the past, this won't be a problem.

5. They do ship outside of the US and they're set up to deal with
customs. I'm not sure if they charge to ship a catalog out
of the country for free, I'll find out. Their old catalog
states $5 bucks to cover postage anywhere, but they didn't
charge me then when it states that they should have.

6. The company is Ford licensed, sells NOS and reproductions.
They do millions in business and will not go out of business
the day after you place an order!

7. If I didn't address a concern of yours, let me know.

Unfortunately, I don't feel comfortable giving out their name
until we have a solid agreement - I hope everyone understands.
Once we have an agreement, **complete** details of the company,
our financial arrangement, subscription information and what we're
going to provider for them. I think once everyone see's the dollar
figure, you'll see that we're not going to make a buck off them,
just pay our expenses.

-Ken
List Administrator, 1967 Ford F100, 390FE V8
Our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
(subscribe/unsubscribe forms on the web site)
fordtrucks lofcom.com is the 1979 and older truck list,
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(Email me if you're on the wrong list)

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 22:21:18 -0400
From: Charles Cohn
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Tachometer signal
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At 07:07 AM 7/17/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello to all,
>
>I recently aquired a 1994 F150 4x4 extended cab. This is my first Ford
product,
>(not counting my wife's 93 Ford/Mazda Probe), and I don't think it will be
>my last. The truck doesn't have a tachometer and I would like to install
>one. Does anybody know where to pick up the proper signal? Also does anyone
>know the electical characteristics of this signal?
>
>

You can still pick it up off the coil primary, i.e. the terminal that goes
to the ignition module.



Charles Cohn, chasmagc mindspring.com
6311 Mark Trail, Austell, Georgia 30168
USA

voice: 770-944-7510

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 22:31:30 -0400
From: Charles Cohn
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ford E-150 front ends - What to look for
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At 09:51 PM 7/16/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I just bought my first Ford. It's an 87 E-150 with a 302EFI and a overdrive
>auto with
>about 110,000 on it. Can anyone tell me how the front ends hold up on these
>things and what usually wears out first? I just greased it and everything
>appears tight. Thanks
>Scott
>
I owned a 1978 E-150 with a 300 cid six. Bought it new and put 350,000
miles on it. It did very well, never needed and engine overhaul and only
one transmission overhaul in that time.

The front end held up well for me. I greased it at the recommended
6000-mile intervals. It is necessary to jack up each front axle enough to
take the weight off the wheel before greasing the kingpins, otherwise they
won't take grease. I never needed to replace the kingpins. At around
300,000 a mechanic told me my tie rod ends were loose and replaced them.
Unfortunately, that suspension does wear tires unevenly, so rotation is
important. I did have to replace U-joints twice, so I guess that's what
wears out first.



Charles Cohn, chasmagc mindspring.com
6311 Mark Trail, Austell, Georgia 30168
USA

voice: 770-944-7510

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 21:30:14 -0500
From: "Tony Gambrall"
To:
Subject: 2.0L and 2.3L swap
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I need to replace my 2.0L engine in my 1988 Ranger. There are many 2.3L
long blocks available, but is a 2.3L block swappable with a 2.0L? My engine
is carbuated and most 2.3s are FI. Please respond with any usable
information.

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 22:39:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: Chewer aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: '98 Ford F-350
Message-ID:

Susan

the estimated job 1 isn't until Jan 1997 and the "NEW" F series will be a
1999 model year. Availability will be sometime in Feb 98.

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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 22:41:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: Chewer aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: F-350 Extended Cab?
Message-ID:

They will look a little like th new Navagator in the fron grille area, as to
the 4-door extended cab it's still in the air (uncertin)

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Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 22:54:45 -0700
From: "J. Martin"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 91' F150 Front Coils
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Hey, Justin...

The polyurethane will DEFINATELY tighten things up! I'm not too familiar
with the suspension setup of my truck, let alone, a '91 F150,
but....I've heard all kinds of true/false 'horror' stories about
polyurethane, and some about polygraphite. Most were about the
squeaking you get w/them...but, it seems that some apps squeak, some
don't...just be sure to grease them up really good before you install
them, it'll save you from wishing you had later, if you would ever have
to.
About the 2"lift springs...the 2" lift, would be, i suppose, 2" lift
over the stock ride height...is this what you want? Or, do you want to
just resore the original ride height? Just something that came to
mind...good luck on both!

Josh --> '88 Ranger

Justin Ryan wrote:

> I need to get this problem fixed! I have been looking through Four
> Wheeler
> Magazine at some of the ads and I notice that Superlift offers Coils
> for
> the front that increase ride height by 2". Would this be a good remedy
> for

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Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 00:53:48 -0500
From: "Poppa"
To:
Subject: Re: 91' F150 Front Coils
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Yes I would like to add 2" to the front cause it should level out the front
with the rear! About the poly bushing. I have had experience with them on a
5.0lx and yes they should be lubed up very well

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> From: J. Martin
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: 91' F150 Front Coils
> Date: Friday, April 18, 1997 12:54 AM
>
> Hey, Justin...
>
> The polyurethane will DEFINATELY tighten things up! I'm not too familiar
> with the suspension setup of my truck, let alone, a '91 F150,
> but....I've heard all kinds of true/false 'horror' stories about
> polyurethane, and some about polygraphite. Most were about the
> squeaking you get w/them...but, it seems that some apps squeak, some
> don't...just be sure to grease them up really good before you install
> them, it'll save you from wishing you had later, if you would ever have
> to.
> About the 2"lift springs...the 2" lift, would be, i suppose, 2" lift
> over the stock ride height...is this what you want? Or, do you want to
> just resore the original ride height? Just something that came to
> mind...good luck on both!
>
> Josh --> '88 Ranger
>
> Justin Ryan wrote:
>
> > I need to get this problem fixed! I have been looking through Four
> > Wheeler
> > Magazine at some of the ads and I notice that Superlift offers Coils
> > for
> > the front that increase ride height by 2". Would this be a good remedy
> > for
>
>
>
>
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Date: Fri, 18 Jul 97 10:22:39 -0000
From: Jay Chlebowski
To:
Subject: Re: Ford E-150 front ends - What to look for
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On 7/18/97 2:30 AM , Charles Cohn wrote:

>At 09:51 PM 7/16/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>I just bought my first Ford. It's an 87 E-150 with a 302EFI and a overdrive
>>auto with
>>about 110,000 on it. Can anyone tell me how the front ends hold up on these
>>things and what usually wears out first? I just greased it and everything
>>appears tight. Thanks
>>Scott
>>
>I owned a 1978 E-150 with a 300 cid six. Bought it new and put 350,000
>miles on it. It did very well, never needed and engine overhaul and only
>one transmission overhaul in that time.
>
>The front end held up well for me. I greased it at the recommended
>6000-mile intervals. It is necessary to jack up each front axle enough to
>take the weight off the wheel before greasing the kingpins, otherwise they
>won't take grease. I never needed to replace the kingpins. At around
>300,000 a mechanic told me my tie rod ends were loose and replaced them.
>Unfortunately, that suspension does wear tires unevenly, so rotation is
>important. I did have to replace U-joints twice, so I guess that's what
>wears out first.

Excuse my ignorance, but what is a "kingpin" and where would I find it?
I grease my
frontend every 6000 miles (F350 4x4) at all the fittings and such, but
I've seen a
number of references to "kingpins," and even if I don't have one on my
F350 I'd like
to know what they are.

Thanx for the help!

Best Regards,
Jay

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Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 09:30:36 -0700
From: "Shirley or Jason Brunner"
To:
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 #40
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Jack Lubinski,

Regarding your questions about the '97 Ford Truck lineup:

Definitely go with the F-250, 5.4 litre! The F-250 comes with a 3.73 axle
ratio, the heavy duty E-40D transmission comes with the 5.4 (the 4.2 and
4.6 use a lesser transmission), the brakes are much bigger and can handle
the extra braking with ease, the 5.4 is a powerhouse, etc..

I own a '97 F-250 extended cab, 2WD w/3.73 limited-slip rear axle, 5.4
liter SOHC V8. I tow a tournament ski boat (4000# boat and trailer) all
over California with this truck and it is by far the best tow vehicle I
have ever owned. The gas mileage is good but not great, I get 15-18 mpg
not towing and 11-14 mpg towing, but I drive about 75 mph towing and not.
I have added a few aftermarket products that I strongly recommend:

1. Free flow exhaust system --- I looked at flowmaster and dynaflow, but
then I went to Midas and had a 4002 muffler installed and 3 inch tubing
from the cats back. Cost me $250, but was worth a thousand bucks.

2. K & N Air Filter ($50) worth every penny added almost as much power as
the exhaust modifications, especially notice it in the low-end.

3. MPC bug deflector -- bolts on and looks great. ($75)

4. Castrol Syntec 10W-30 picked up one mpg.


Do not use additives i.e. slick 50, prolong, all a waste of money.

If you have any more questions, just ask.

Jason Brunner

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Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 17:34:53 -0500
From: Jim Cannon
To: Johnson Bradford Durkee
CC: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: K Filters
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Johnson wrote:

" Hi all ,
Okay The filter on my truck is a oval shaped unit that replaces
the factory airbox .This filter is huge and completly different from the
30.00 dollars rectangle filter that K&N also makes. Stupid Shops (super
shops) in Houston (gessner) has the kix for any Ford I-6,5.0,5.8,or 7.5
gas engine.If the first guy you speak with dosen't know about it then
talk to someone else. This product has been out for a while now but ,
you might have to order it."

Johnson-

What years will this fit? I have an old 1980 F-150 with the I-6.

Jim Cannon
Houston, TX

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Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 16:36:24 -0800
From: Hugh + Sharyl Hall
To: "'fordtrucks80up lofcom.com'"
Subject: Limited slip diff
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I have an '83 3/4 4x4 pickup with the plain old open differential. I =
am wondering if I could simply buy a limited slip diff for the front and =
back and replace the open diffs. Is there anything involved with a =
limited slip differential other than what is inside the housing? If this =
is not feasible could someone let me know how to improve the handling in =
snowy/slippery conditions? (The open diff really sucks!) =20
Thanks in advance!
Casey=09
email cvandor eagle.ptialaska.net

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Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 20:26:04 -0500 (CDT)
From: Filip M Gieszczykiewicz
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Which is better? (suspension 87 B2)
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Greetings. I've been working on my 87 Bronco II long enough (a
year :-) to know that the frame-body suspension parts need to
be relaced, if only because the big (3") washers on either side
of the rubber spacers have disintegrated and the extra looseness"
is quite noticable (and unsafe!)

I have seen these "urethane" spacer kits for $60-100 and all
I really need (I think anyways) is new bolts and washers... the
spacers seem to be in good shape... Ford dealer wants something
astronomical... like $20 per set (bolt, nut, 2 washers) and
for that I can get _that_ and a polyurethane spacer from third-
parties... What should I do? I already have to drop the tank to
do some welding around the fueling door (and structural parts
underneath that...) so I want to get them as I go along...

So, essentially, I need the "bushing mounting kit" right? not
the bushings themselves...

Also, anyone have a favorite source of affordable "bolts and nuts"
for Ford trucks other than the dealer? Basically I want to replace
all the ones I've taken off up to now... because they were 10 years
old and didn't come off "cleanly" :-|... the bumper bolts I'll
get from the dealer (safety?) but the rest... ??

Thanks for your time. I'm documenting my repairs so one of these days
I might toss up some pics on my www site... especially when I see
end in sight :-)

Take care.

+-->Filip "I'll buy a vowel" Gieszczykiewicz | E-mail: filipg paranoia.com
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