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fordtrucks80up-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 9

Today's Topics:

Battery Appetite? [Bill Funk ]
mods ["DAVID MUMMERY"
F150 Lighting ["Jon A. Leaphart"
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 [Bill Funk ]
Re: mods [Lehmandp aol.com ]
Re: TESTER..... ["Evan & Teresa"
Re: F150 Lighting [Chris Kelly ]
Re: 1985 Ranger 'S' - Costs and Bene ["warren" ]

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Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 18:19:44 -0700
From: Bill Funk
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From: Keith Srb
> Subject: RE: 1986 Bronco II, Electiral Short drawing Battery Down?
>
> Well I got a new Battery last night and installed in the Bronco. I took my
> test light and attached it to the negative battery cable, and took the
> probe and made sure it was firmly in contact with the negative battery
> post, negative cable was not attached to the battery.. The test light did
> not light at all. I even tool the test light and held it between the
> positive and negative posts of the battery just to make sure the test light
> worked. It worked. I tried connecting the test light between the negative
> cable and the negative post several times. The test light never came on not
> even a faint glow.
>
> So, does anybody have any ideas why I have to replace the battery every ten
> months or so?? So far I have gone through three batteries in two years, the
> battery usually develops a short in one cell. Is it just due to the fact
> that I live in the Arizona Desert and the heat is killing the battery?? Is
> there something I should check for in the Charging System??
>
> I am at a loss, which is nothing unusual for me.

We own a '91 F-250 w/460, and a '92 Explorer Sport.
The normal battery life for either is 2 years, here in Phoenix. It
seems to make no difference in the actual quality of the battery; ywo
years is it. I think it's the heat.
Using a light to check for a battery drain isn't a good method. That
light needs a lot of current to light up, considering that a few
milliamps of draw could harm your battery over time, but won't hardly
make a 12v light warm.
You can try this: in the dark, disconnect the negative cable, and scrape
it along the terminal, watching for small sparks. If you see any at all,
then you need to use an amp meter to check for the amount of draw. (The
computer, radio, etc. draw so little at rest that you shouldn't see any
sparks. This won't harm any of the electronics.) With the amp meter
connected between the negative cable & terminal, start pulling fuses
until the draw goes away (alternatively, remove the fuses, and replace
them one at a time). The fuse that draws the current feeds the circuit
that's drawing the current.
Good luck!
--
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: Sat, 24 May 97 01:20:33 UT
From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: mods
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Howdy folks. My computer is now working again so I can get the list. Cool
stuff. Now for the question.
Does anybody know of some quick aftermarket mods for a 1995 F150 w/ a 5.8l.
I would like to get a little more power from it. I do not know much about fuel
inj. so any help would be appreciated.

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Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 18:27:54 -0700
From: "Jon A. Leaphart"
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Hello fellow Ford fans.
I have a 1994 Lighting and am very interested in finding aftermarket
performance parts not that it needs to much of anything. Just wondering
what they have and where. If anyone out there can be of assistance to
me in locating them please do so.

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Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 18:25:00 -0700
From: Bill Funk
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>
> From: Thomas Herbst
> Subject: Expedition seats
>
> Just bought an Expedition XLT 4x2 and overall am
> overall pretty happy.
>
> I got the leather captain's chair and am
> disappointed with the leg support. can anyone
> suggest either an aftermarket vendor or ford seat
> that would be better?
>
> tom

We just put new front seats in our '91 F-250. They made a world of
difference over the stock split bench!
See if you can find a shop that customizes vans & trucks. They will have
access to custom seats. That's where we got ours here in Phoenix.
Good luck!
--
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: Fri, 23 May 1997 21:55:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: Lehmandp aol.com
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In a message dated 97-05-23 21:22:58 EDT, DAVID MUMMERY wrote:


5.8l.
I would like to get a little more power from it. I do not know much about
fuel
inj. so any help would be appreciated.
>>

and Jon A. Leaphart wrote:


performance parts not that it needs to much of anything. Just wondering
what they have and where. If anyone out there can be of assistance to
me in locating them please do so.
>>

Check with your local Ford Motorsports dealer. I just found out that they
have a Mass Air Conversion kit that converts the stock Air Density "metering"
system on my '92 F150, 302ci, 4x4, to the Mass Air metering system. This
provides the necessary control so that you can make vitually any mods to the
engine, exhaust system, gear ratios, etc. It even converts the fuel
injection system from "bank-to-bank" to "sequential port" injection.

Depending on how much I am willing to spend, they could double my horsepower!
And everything stays street-legal and you'd be using Ford parts.

- David Lehman

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Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 19:03:42 -0700
From: "Evan & Teresa"
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sounds like an awesome truck i have an 88 f-250 super cab 4x4 with the 7.3
diesel i am in the market for tires how much were yours and were did you
get them i live in coquitlam thanks evan evantait direct.ca

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> From: Patti & Al
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: TESTER.....
> Date: Friday, May 23, 1997 5:22 PM
>
> So, fellow FORD fans .... I'm just trying out the system! This looks
> like a pretty good site! I've got a 81 F250 4x4 diesel extracab! The
thing
> that makes it different is it has a total 91 running gear. 91 7.3 diesel,
> E4OD auto, trans., frontend, rearend, interior,dash, captains chairs, and
> full load with air.
> I've added a extra leaf front and back and got the frontend back up
where
> it should be... Now she rides nice and level. I've added a set of
overloads
> on the rear, and a swaybar. It even has a 91 box, (which fits very nice
and
> all the boddy lines match well. I also added a set of Cooper SST 285 85R
16
> tires (33inches tall) Looks real good... goes real good....like a FORD
should!
> LATER...(this concludes the
test)
> CHILLIWACK BC...(GREAT WHITE
NORTH)
>
>
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Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 23:18:56 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
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Jon A. Leaphart wrote:
>
> Hello fellow Ford fans.
> I have a 1994 Lighting and am very interested in finding aftermarket
> performance parts not that it needs to much of anything. Just wondering
> what they have and where. If anyone out there can be of assistance to
> me in locating them please do so.
> Go to I'll sho u performance, you can find underdrive pulleys, computer chips and all kinds of stuff here http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cwci.com/isup/,
also get exhaust, superchargers, nitrous, shocks, they have everything
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Date: Sat, 24 May 1997 01:51:07 -0500
From: "warren"
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> Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 10:21:36 -0700
> From: Geff King
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: 1985 Ranger 'S' - Costs and Benefits

> Anyway, I'm pretty sure I'll get the clutch done, but I was
> wondering if anyone on the list could gove me an idea of
> other things to watch out for in the course of repair
> or afterwards.
I had a throw-out bearing come apart on my 92', taking out everthing in....


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