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fordtrucks80up-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 19

Today's Topics:

PVC valve [mattl (D. Matt Laur]
Re: Ranger won't start [LarryAll ]
Re: Working on brakes [JAMES ]
RE: F350 Powerstroke [skidoguy ]
Powerstroke Accessories [Ken Miller
Stock Tachometer [Radu Lykan
Re: Bronco 2 [Jeff Fairbairn
460 engine noise [Paul Laughlin
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 ["Vic DeNoia" ]
Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 [Beecko ]
Valve Sizes for 300 6 Cylinder ["D S Morgan" ]


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Date: Fri, 6 Jun 1997 15:20:16 +0000
From: mattl (D. Matt Laura)
To: fordtrucks80up
Subject: PVC valve
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During some routine maintence on my '93 F-150 I dicovered that I could not
find the location of my PVC valve. I have an inline 6 cylinder (4.9L I
think).Could someone please tell me where to look.

Matt Laura


Date: Fri, 6 Jun 1997 16:59:41 -0400 (EDT)
From: LarryAll
To: fordtrucks80up
Subject: Re: Ranger won't start

I had the same problem with my old '84 Bronco II. I couldn't figure out what
was wrong, until I noticed it had a hairpin crack in the coil. You might
want to check that out.


Date: Fri, 6 Jun 97 17:41:56 CDT
To: fordtrucks80up
Subject: Tires

Bronco 2 in need of tires,
What size tires are on there now? If they are 235 75r15 you might want
to look into 29x9.50x15 or 30x9.50x15. With over-sizing your tires there
is always a possibility of rubbing while turning. Also do not forget the
change in your speedometer.
Hope this helps some,
Marc (1981 F-100 31x10.50x15)
(And they do rub)
1996 Taurus (wife's POS soon
to be traded in on a
good Ford truck).


Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 21:20:00 -0500
To: fordtrucks80up
Subject: Re: Working on brakes
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If you're getting pulsations thru the pedal your rotors and/or rear
drums are warped,
most likely just the rotors.these are fairly inexpensive and easy to
replace.With a 10 year old truck I wouldn't waste time trying to have
the originals turned down.
Disregard from and reply to addresses To reply send to JAMES


Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 21:31:48 -0400
From: skidoguy
To: fordtrucks80up
Subject: RE: F350 Powerstroke
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Matt Campbell
I have a friend that has one and he said it's got tons of power.
And has nothing bad to say about it.

Bill Funk
Thanks for the advice but I was looking for something a bit cheaper.


Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 19:18:04
From: Ken Miller
To: fordtrucks80up
Subject: Powerstroke Accessories
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Howdy All,
Has anyone out there added a Pyrometer (exhaust temp) guage or a turbo
boost guage on a Powerstroke? I can't find any access points on the
exhaust, and non on the intake manifold. Am I missing something, or is
this a special fabrication process?

Also, has anyone replaced the stock down pipe (from Turbo to muffler) with
an aftermarket? What brand was it, and how hard was it to install?

And lastly, anyone installed an intercooler? Again, problems or comments
on the installation or performance?

Thanks in advance for the feedback.

Ken Miller & Personal: KRMiller Vegas.Infi.Net
Kim Foss Work: KMiller2 ci.Las-Vegas.NV.US
650 Whitney Ranch #3213 W (707) 229-4709 H(702) 458-6529
Henderson, NV 89014 Fax (707) 474-4764


Date: Sat, 07 Jun 1997 01:08:54 -0800
From: Radu Lykan
To: fordtrucks80up
Subject: Stock Tachometer
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Does anybody know what the stock tach for an '82 F-250, or even if it had a
stock tach? The guy I bought the truck from had a Summit brand bolt-on tach
sticking off the steering column. I was wondering if there was a stock one
because there's a spot in my dash with what looks like a filler panel in it.
The ULTIMATE Duke Nukem 3D:
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"If it makes you feel good, do it!"

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Absolute power corrupst absolutely."

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spirit and above all.....Delicious." - LaCroix

PROUD Ford owner: 1982 F-250 300 I-6 4on the floor, name: Lila.
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Date: Sat, 7 Jun 1997 06:36:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jeff Fairbairn
To: fordtrucks80up
Subject: Re: Bronco 2
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At 08:52 PM 6/5/97 -0500, you wrote:
>What is the largest tire that will fit a stock 88 bronco 2?
>Randy Brewer
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>My '87 Ranger (almost the same) had 29x9.50x15 BFG AT's on stock steel
rims and they never rubbed.

1996 F-150 4x4
31x10.50x15 no rubbing


Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 15:05:50 -0700
From: Paul Laughlin
To: fordtrucks80up
Subject: 460 engine noise
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I have an '87 E350 with a 460 and automatic transmission. At lower
speeds it sounds normal. When I take it up to 65 to put it on Cruise,
it develops a screeching sound. When I am on level ground after it
settles out at cruising speed the sound decreases markedly. Anytime I
go into a bit of a climb so that the accelerator is increased causing an
increased load on the engine, the screeching noise gets louder. The
previous owner stated that he had the belts gone through just before he
sold it. Doesn't really sound like belts to me. Belts usually sound
off when the engine RPM is increasing quickly not just under load and
slowly encreasing RPM. Decreasing the vehicle speed to around 50 mph
seems to stop the noise. Does anyone have any idea what might cause
this? I haven't really had much opportunity to check this out yet.
Paul in Portland OR
'87 E350 Transvan duelly


Date: Sat, 7 Jun 1997 22:03:46 -0400
From: "Vic DeNoia"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 #16
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Date: Wed, 4 Jun 1997 01:39:22 GMT
From: ketchj
To: fordtrucks80up
Subject: Adding A/C 91 F150
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Howdy folks,

I am a native West New Yorker, and when I bought my 91 F150, it
didn't have any A/C - all I wanted was a good heater. Now, the Navy has
moved me down to South Texas, and it is HOT!!!! Does anyone know if it is
conceivable to put A/C on my truck? I would like it to appear as if from
the factory - therefore a new climate control panel. Any suggestions or
stories? Would love a reply.

Sweat'n in South Texas,

J=E4n E Ketchum

J=E4n Erik Ketchum

- ----------------------------

Hey Erik,

I have an 88 F-150 4x4 that didn't have air! It was ok for a while then I
got sick of the heat.I had aftermarket a/c looked just like
factory air they replaced the control panel w/a/c controls( I don't know
about climate control though)It worked pretty good for a year but thats
it!!!!! As soon as the warranty went so did the a/c--Never fails right!

anyway It was pretty expensive too $1,200 and it lasted a year Looked good


`88 F-150 4x4


Date: Sun, 8 Jun 1997 01:04:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: Beecko
To: fordtrucks80up
Subject: Re: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 #16

check around you can buy after mkt ac for around 800 bucks and they are cold
too, my buddy put one in his truck it was from a small jap car, ford v8 had
no prob turning a small compressor besides you have a small cab too, thers
not much area to cool, great for sodas and beer if mounted and plumed right
your glove box will be like a cold ice box too, its not a bad idea. trust me....

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