Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 00:31:38 -0500 (EST) To: fordtrucks-digest lofcom.com
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Volume 97 Number 0034 fordtrucks Digest

Today's Topics:

Re: 8.8 ring gear backlash -Reply
Re: 61-79 Truck Parts
Re: ford f100 f150
Re: Strange Sounds Solved
Re: 87 F150 Conversion?
F-100 vs F-150
Re: Carlisle Swap Meet
54 FORD CLUB
car wash, wax
Concerns with F350 Brakes - Reply
Re: Strange sounds
Overdue reply on Dana 60 front-end...
Re: Concerns with F350 Brakes - Reply
(Please Read!) March archives are on the web site
Re: Concerns with F350 Brakes - Reply - Reply
Re: car wash, wax
RE: car wash, wax
Re: Just a few questions
Re: 66 4X4 460...
82 f100
Re: ford f100 f150
Re: car wash, wax
Re: 82 f100
Re: 82 f100
Re: Jim's search for Blue Poly
Need info on Shocks!
Re: Need info on Shocks!
Generator to Alternator Conversion
Temp gague
'36 Replitruck
Re: Temp gague
Re: F-100 vs F-150
Re: Need info on Shocks!
Re: car wash, wax
re: Temp gague
Re: Temp gague
Re: car wash, wax
Re: ford f100 f150
Re: 57 292 spark plugs
RE: was car wash, wax Now Paint Types Explained
Re: My old '63
Kerosine
re: Temp gague
Re: Temp gague
Please take me off list
original box from 48 F-5
Re: Just a few questions
Email bomb victoms
Re: ford f100 f150
RE. Need info on shocks
Re: My old '63
Re: was car wash, wax Now Paint Types Explained
re: Temp gague
NEW STICKER
Re: 82 f100
Re: 82 f100


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>From wodackjc-stu mlc-wels.edu Mon Mar 31 22:52:52 1997 From: "Jason C Wodack" Subject: Re: 8.8 ring gear backlash -Reply To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

> my truck rarely sees speeds >90mph and that's going
> downhill with a real good tail wind

Sounds an awful lot like my Bronco II

Jason Wodack


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>From kpayne mindspring.com Mon Mar 31 23:08:39 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Re: 61-79 Truck Parts
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

-snip-
>
>Ken: All I have is his name Dan Hermann and his phone number is
>(765) 482 7554. His prices are less than you would pay at the Ford
>dealer.
>
>Thanks: John
>78 Ford F250 4X4 Supercab
>

Good enough. He's now on the supplier's list on the web site.

-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
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>From kpayne mindspring.com Mon Mar 31 23:22:21 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Re: ford f100 f150
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 03:43 PM 3/31/97 -0500, you wrote:
>What is the difference between the F100 and the F150. I'm the new owner of a
>1975 F100 with a 390.
>

Tomorrow night the March archives will be on the web page. I'll announce it then. Your question was discussed at length in March. Basically its a load capacity designation. F100 is a half ton, F150 is "heavy half ton".


-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
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>From kpayne mindspring.com Mon Mar 31 23:27:12 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Re: Strange Sounds Solved
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 08:07 PM 3/31/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Hey, Thanks to everbody that had an idea on the problem. The problem turned
>out to be the shocks. In all of Fords wisdom they used metric bolts on a
>standard sized shock. The bolt did not fit the sleeve in the shock bushing, so
>when you tightened the shock to speck it did not do the job.
>The solution was to drill the mounting tab for the bottom of the shock to a
>size that matched the sleeve in the shock or, tighten the bolt past factory
>speck. I used the second method because I have ordered new shocks. I am going
>to use the Rancho 9000's with the cotroller in the cab. I hope that helps
>somebody out there. Once again thank you for all your comments.
>I also just added another to my barn. I purchased an 1966 stepside 4x4. It has
>a 460 ci with a 4 sp. The person said that everything is stock but I am having
>problems with that. Did they offer this engin and trans back then. It is bad
>shape, the floor of the bed is gone and the sides are not far behind. The
>floor boards are gone. But, the fenders were replaced and the motor runs. So
>it needs some work. Now I have to figure out what I am going to do with it. I
>paid a whopping $350.00 for it.

Good price. I don't have a 460 listed for 66. But then again, Chilton doesn't list a 360 or 390 for 67 and they were definately made then. Gotta find a factory manual.....



-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
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>From kpayne mindspring.com Mon Mar 31 23:30:53 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Re: 87 F150 Conversion?
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 08:48 PM 3/31/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Let me first say how thrilled I was to stumble into your group, my blood
>has ran blue since birth.
>
-snip-

Welcome aboard! I'm not positive on this but a front clip should bolt on the truck. However, you'd have to switch the cab out too as they won't match up. You'll need a grinder, extra sheet metal and alot of patience to do it.


-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
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>From PonyTom aol.com Tue Apr 1 07:30:41 1997 From: PonyTom aol.com
Subject: F-100 vs F-150
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi Fordtrucker's,

My $.02 on the subject of F-100 vs F-150 , is That in the other 49 states when unleaded fuel became mandatory for all auto's, they also included half ton pickup trucks. All trucks bigger than that were exempt, and could burn leaded Gasoline. Hence the need for a slightly heavier truck than half ton, so they created the five-eighths ton pickup. Even after the fuel situation changed, the size truck was so popular, that Ford kept making them.
Can anyone name that year?

On the subject of **GM** freaks calling our beloved names.....My favorite is
All it takes to stop a heartbeat is one little snake bite.

Tom Maguire '59 Ranchero
'78 E-350.....12,000# GVW



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>From tkaczyk erols.com Tue Apr 1 07:44:56 1997 From: Tkaczyk
Subject: Re: Carlisle Swap Meet
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I'm going, but cannot arrive until late Friday night. If Saturday is not convenient for everyone else, I can cath up on results, online, after we return.
Gary


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>From tkaczyk erols.com Tue Apr 1 08:44:16 1997 From: Tkaczyk
Subject: 54 FORD CLUB
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

FYI, I just found out about this club (for car and truck owners).
Information on this club can be found at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.classicar.com/clubs/54ford/54ford.htm

Gary Tkaczyk

1955 F100
1984 BroncoII
1985 BroncoII


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>From aheinzke STD.TDH.STATE.TX.US Tue Apr 1 09:31:04 1997 From: "AHeinzke" Subject: car wash, wax
X-Confirm-Reading-To: "AHeinzke" X-pmrqc: 1
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hello Everyone!

I have been subscribed to the list for a couple of months now. I have just now decided to speak to the list. I may be changing the subject a little bit. It seems that everyone has been talking about ford parts. I have a 97 F150, extended cab, flareside, V8, so I don't need to ask any questions on engine parts at this time.

My question is, what products are good to use to wash and wax your ford with? I have heard that Meguiar's is good to use? I don't want to use anything that may do more damage than good. Your feedback on this subject would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Alan
Austin, Tx


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>From PACEG1 WPGATE.UOFS.EDU Tue Apr 1 10:34:07 1997 From: Glen Pace Subject: Concerns with F350 Brakes - Reply X-VMS-To: IN%"FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com"
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I remember reading somewhere that you have to use a special caliper grease(it helps the caliper slide back better) when you replace your front brake pads or the brakes will hang up a little causing warped rotors.
I don't have any facts though.
I would replace everything with bendix parts but this is only my opinion.
Glen

96 F-350 4x4 10,000 and the brakes are fine 77 F-250 4x4 I can't remember the last time I put brakes on I better check 240,000



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>From HURDJ VAX.CS.HSCSYR.EDU Tue Apr 1 10:34:10 1997 From: JIM HURD Subject: Re: Strange sounds
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X-VMS-Cc: HURDJ
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Tom,
I made up some wire 'holders' out of a coat hanger to hold my emergency brake cables away from the rear shocks. Took maybe, 5 minutes. has worked fine ever since...been about 17 years now.
Over the years I have had one front shock mount and one rear shock mount lossen up. They didn't make any noise, but believe it or not, I could FEEL it. The front one I was able to just tighten up. The rear one I had to replace the mounting bolt as it was worn too much.

Jim in Central NY
'79 F-150 (302!)
'92 Topaz (3.0l)


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>From JLINETT SYSUBMC.BMC.COM Tue Apr 1 10:57:22 1997 From: JLINETT SYSUBMC.BMC.COM
Subject: Overdue reply on Dana 60 front-end...

To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I owed someone a reply on the Dana 60, but I have been out of the office for a couple of days...sorry!

The service manual I have does not say whether or not the Dana 60 in the front of the F350 is a full-floater or not, although it does say that the rear 10.25" unit is.

Perhaps Randy Z. will help us out here, but due to the weight that is being carried on that front-end, I don't think it can be a sem-floater, but rather that it must be a full-floater.

Regards,
Jon and the Big Red One
in Houston


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>From kulige vitro.bloomington.in.us Tue Apr 1 11:08:51 1997 From: kulige vitro.bloomington.in.us
Subject: Re: Concerns with F350 Brakes - Reply To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hey Glen,

> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 10:34:07 -0500 (EST)
> From: Glen Pace
> I remember reading somewhere that you have to use a special
> caliper grease(it helps the caliper slide back better) when you
> replace your front brake pads or the brakes will hang up a
> little causing warped rotors.

I don't know if it helps prevent warped rotors, but it sounds like you're talking about the "blue-stuff that you put on the back side of the pads to eliminate squeaky brakes" (my hi-tech terminology and exactly how I ask for it in the auto store!). I have found the small tube almost in any auto shop....cheap cheap, too! If you're like me, you'll buy a new tube with each brake job - not because you used it all up, but 'cuz you misplace the small tube!

Good thing it's cheap cheap!!!

;)
Good luck,

Eric

=============================
"Happy Days"
1961 F100 Pick'em up Truck
w/'59 292 Y-block
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>From payne platinum.com Tue Apr 1 12:05:25 1997 From: Ken Payne
Subject: (Please Read!) March archives are on the web site To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Please read **all** of this message!

March archives are now on the web site.
(http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mindspring.com/~fordtrucks) Follow the archives link. Please do not download the entire month - if you need it request it via email! I have a bandwidth limitation and if its exceeded the archives *will* be taken off! The March archives have an on line index. Download the index first, unzip it and then view the index files. Then download the archive(s) which corresponds to the messages you want.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Remember, if by some chance you do need the entire month, let me know and I'll
email it to you.

Ken,
"List Mom" (for those who don't know, this is the common nickname given to email list admins)




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>From PACEG1 WPGATE.UOFS.EDU Tue Apr 1 12:08:19 1997 From: Glen Pace Subject: Re: Concerns with F350 Brakes - Reply - Reply X-VMS-To: IN%"FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com"
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

No that wasn't the stuff. It was a grease you put on the points where the pads slide. I wonder what it could be because the brakes must get very hot and I think any type of grease will burn up. I will try to find the article I read to get some facts.
Glen



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>From tanya tx3.com Tue Apr 1 13:50:32 1997 From: "Tanya Wagger"
Subject: Re: car wash, wax
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi Al, asking about which wash and wax to use will get you as many varied answers as asking what kind of oil is the best. So I'll stick in my .02.
For the past 10 years I've used Blue poly by Blue Coral. From what the package says it totally compatible with all modern finishes including clear coat. I've used it on everything including motorcycle tanks. The ultimate test was gas spillage, and the gas beaded up and rolled off. Try it on something like a bicycle or a mower that sits outside and see how it works.
And no I don't work for Blue Coral.

Good Luck Charlie's Jr. & Sr.
P.S. We should all have such problems Ha Ha !
1964 F-100
1961 Willys Sedan Delivery

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> Hello Everyone!
>
> I have been subscribed to the list for a couple of months now. I have
> just now decided to speak to the list. I may be changing the subject a little
>
> bit. It seems that everyone has been talking about ford parts. I
> have a 97 F150, extended cab, flareside, V8, so I don't need to
> ask any questions on engine parts at this time.
>
> My question is, what products are good to use to wash and wax your
> ford with? I have heard that Meguiar's is good to use? I don't want
> to use anything that may do more damage than good. Your
> feedback on this subject would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Alan
> Austin, Tx
>
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>From lsmith stpaulrcssd.saskatoon.sk.ca Tue Apr 1 13:51:47 1997 From: lorraine smith Subject: RE: car wash, wax
X-Info: CAUTION: SENDER IDENTIFICATION NOT AUTHENTICATED To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Alan I have just read your email about what type of things are good to = wash your truck with. I myself own a 1995 ford ranger and it is my baby = I have got a custom paint fade done on it along with a ton of other = things and the same as you I do not want to use anything that can harm = my babys paint. What I use is an armorall carwas gel concentrate to = clean off the grime. Then I dry the truck off with clear coat I don't = wax I then do the wheels and tires with armorall and all exterior rubber = with armorall the same stuff you use inside this makes it nice and = shinny then the paint is really dry and for an extra shine without wax = the thing I have found to work wonders is MOTHERS CALIFORNIA GOLD = SHOWTIME I also use this produce to remove dust between washes it comes = in a spray bottle just spray it on even it out let it dry and buff it = off. What I like about it is it is safe to use on clearcoats and does = not strip off anything else you use on your precious truck. That is = what I do to care for my Baby I hope this gives you some ideas. =20

Fellow Ford Lover=20
Derrick Smith=20





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>From HURDJ VAX.CS.HSCSYR.EDU Tue Apr 1 15:36:40 1997 From: JIM HURD Subject: Re: Just a few questions
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X-VMS-Cc: HURDJ
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Don,
Most Ford's with a vacuum advance unit can be adjusted for vacuum advance.
(You pull the vacuum hose off the vacuum advance can and insert an allen wrench in the opening and by turning the allen wrench you effectively change the pressure of the internal spring.) That *other* make you are working on doesn't have this slick FORD feature. Maybe it has an aftermarket vacuum advance can that may have copied this FORD feature.

My best guess is that your part throttle pinging was a result of the bad EGR. But replacing the EGR won't fix the problem if the EGR has been bad for quite a while. Probably when the EGR failed the EGR port eventually became plugged with carbon, to the point that the engine started to ping at part throttle. When you changed the EGR valve, did you clean out the EGR ports?

I also like Marvel Mystery oil. To free up the top end with Marvel Mystery oil, set the idle up on fast (medium?) idle, maybe 1000-1200 rpm. Run the Marvel Mystery oil into the carb without stalling the engine for a minute or two. Then increase the flow of the Marvel Mystery Oil (it should be smoking out the exhaust pretty good by now) and let the increased flow flood the engine out so that it stalls. Shut the ignition off and let the Marvel Mystery Oil eat all the carbon and varnish on the valves, valve stems, and combustion chambers and top rings for 6-8 hours at least. (I'm not sure that I would try this if you use an oxygen-sensor or a catalytic muffler.) Then fire it up, but don't jump on the throttle until it burns of the Marvel Mystery Oil that has been soaking in the combustion chamber (or it will *really* ping!). Then take it out for a little ride and a short WOT pull should get ride of the stuff that the Marvel Mystery Oil softened.
(Just make sure nobody with a nice clean vehicle is behind you.)

Jim in Central NY
'79 F-150 (302!)
'92 Topaz (3.0l)


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>From canzus seanet.com Tue Apr 1 15:37:58 1997 From: Steve & Rockette Subject: Re: 66 4X4 460...
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>I also just added another to my barn. I purchased an 1966 stepside 4x4. It has
>>a 460 ci with a 4 sp. The person said that everything is stock but I am having

>Good price. I don't have a 460 listed for 66. But then again, Chilton doesn't
>list a 360 or 390 for 67 and they were definately made then. Gotta find a
>factory manual.....
>
>
>
>-Ken Payne
>


Hey Guys;

The 460 wasn't created until '69, the motor might be "stock" as in "as it came from the factory", but not stock to the vehicle it's in right now...

Steve & Rockette...Lifes a beach
'57 F100 Shorty
'63 F100 Longbox



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>From richjen f15.hotmail.com Tue Apr 1 16:53:26 1997 X-Originating-IP: [163.236.76.212]
From: " RICH ANZALONE" Subject: 82 f100
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

A friend of mine has an 82 f100 with a 300 and a 4 speed on the floor. I'm looking for suggestions on how to increase horsepower without spending an arm and a leg. Any suggestions would be appreciated. He wants to use it to tow his boat.

Rich Anzalone 75 F100 (390)

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>From HURDJ VAX.CS.HSCSYR.EDU Tue Apr 1 17:00:00 1997 From: JIM HURD Subject: Re: ford f100 f150
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To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Rich,
I don't know when FORD started producing the F-150, but here is the difference between the F-100 and the F-150 from the 1978 Edition of the "Light Truck Buying Made Easier" armchair buyers guide. There are differences depending on if you were ordering a Styleside, Flareside, or SuperCab, short or long wheelbase, various engine/transmission options, and various GVWR options, but for the basic 133" wheelbase Flareside:

F-100
Front axle: Twin-I-Beam rated at 3300#
Rear axle: 2900# rating
Brakes: Front: Disc
Rear: Drum (11 1/32" x 2 1/4")
(Power Brakes -required- above 5200# GVWR)
Springs: Front: Coil, 2500# rating
Rear: Two stage leaf, variable rate, 2950# rating
Wheels: 15 x 5.5" rims
Tires: F78-15B, bias cord belted.
GVWR: Std 4800# Maximum Load 1175#
Opt 5200# " " 1550#
Opt 5600# " " 1915# Ordering various options (i.e. engine/transmissions/Power steering/Power brakes, optional GVWR packages would change the springs/tires/gear ratio/axle ratings, and would effect the Maximum Load rating.

F-150
Front axle: Twin-I-Beam rated at 3300#
Rear axle: 3750# rating (I *think* this gave you a 31-spline axle?)
Brakes: Front: Disc
Rear: Drum (11 1/32" x 2 1/4")
(Power Brakes were part of the F-150 package, as was P/S)
Springs: Front: Coil, 2500# rating
Rear: Single Stage Leaf, constant rate, 3750# rating
Wheels: 15 x 5.5" rims (6.0" if you opted for the radial tires.)
Tires: L78-15B
GVWR: Std 6050# Maximum Load 2365#
Opt 6150# Maximum Load 2480#

What with 4 different engines, 4 different transmissions, regular cabs, supercabs, 4x2's, 4x4's, Styleside and Flaresides, Trim packages (Ranger, Rnager XLT, Ranger Lariat, Free Wheeling, and Free Wheeling "A") a handling package (Front stabilizer bar, heavy-duty front springs, and heavy-duty front and rear shocks absorbers), plus A/C, speed control, a high output heater, illuminated right-hand visor vanity mirror :), tool storage box, sport steering wheels, Engine block heaters, special sport wheels, various tire options, now wonder we seldom see two F100/f150's that look alike!

Jim in Central NY
'79 F-150 (302!)
'92 Topaz (3.0l)


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>From HURDJ VAX.CS.HSCSYR.EDU Tue Apr 1 17:10:18 1997 From: JIM HURD Subject: Re: car wash, wax
X-VMS-To: IN%"FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com"
X-VMS-Cc: HURDJ
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Charlie!
I have used nothing but Blue Poly on my Truck since I bought it new (in Dec, 1978!). Best stuff i have ever used! I am almost out (again!).
I haven't seen any around my area in over a year. Where do you find it?

Jim in Central NY
'79 F-150 (302!)
'92 Topaz (3.0l)
P.S. And I still have the original paint!


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>From williame why.net Tue Apr 1 17:13:09 1997 From: William Enox
Subject: Re: 82 f100
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

RICH ANZALONE wrote:

A friend of mine has an 82 f100 with a 300 and a 4 speed on the
floor. I'm
looking for suggestions on how to increase horsepower without
spending an arm
and a leg. Any suggestions would be appreciated. He wants to use
it to tow
his boat.

Weiand makes a two different 4 bbl intakes for that engine, plus headers are available.
With headers an intake and a small cam weiand claims 115 hp over stock.
I'm not sure what this does to the low end torque for pulling but it's worth a try. JCWhitney carries the intake and headers along with JEGS and PAW. There's also Cliffords but they want more money for their stuff, it maybe better than weiands but I'm not sure.
Any comments from people who've done this??




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>From JohnMcN micom.com Tue Apr 1 17:16:06 1997 From: John Macnamara Subject: Re: 82 f100
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

RICH ANZALONE wrote:
>
> A friend of mine has an 82 f100 with a 300 and a 4 speed on the floor. I'm
> looking for suggestions on how to increase horsepower without spending an arm
> and a leg. Any suggestions would be appreciated. He wants to use it to tow
> his boat.
>
> Rich Anzalone 75 F100 (390)
>
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Rich: In my humble opinion, the problem isn't so much the six cylinder, although obviously a V8 would generate more torque; the main issue, in my opinion, is the 4 speed. Automatics have the ability to multiply torque through the torque converter and thus are better for towing. I know this doesn't help your friend much, but there isn't a cheap substitute for the V8 or the automatic.

I tow a 3700lb boat with my F250 and I installed a 460 in it, so I would have the umph to tow with ease. I would never dream of trying to haul that kind of boat with a 4spd six cylinder.

Just my .02.

Thanks! John MacNamara

78 F250 4x4 Supercab


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>From tanya tx3.com Tue Apr 1 18:54:16 1997 From: "Tanya Wagger"
Subject: Re: Jim's search for Blue Poly To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hey Jim, I wasn't able to find it for a long time, I think orig. you could only buy it mail order. But lately it been avaliable at 2 or 3 of our local parts chains. ie Schucks,Bigwheel Auto. Out on the east coast you might try PEP Boys. My mom lives in Fla and that where she gets it. If you can't find it give me a holler and maybe I can send you some. See Ya later ,Charlie

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> Charlie!
> I have used nothing but Blue Poly on my Truck since I bought it new
> (in Dec, 1978!). Best stuff i have ever used! I am almost out (again!).
> I haven't seen any around my area in over a year. Where do you find it?
>
> Jim in Central NY
> '79 F-150 (302!)
> '92 Topaz (3.0l)
> P.S. And I still have the original paint!
>
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>From schneeberger juno.com Tue Apr 1 20:33:57 1997 Subject: Need info on Shocks!
From: schneeberger juno.com (Zack H Schneeberger) To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I drive an '88 2 wheel drive FORD Ranger and I'm thinking of installing some new shocks on my truck. I'm looking at the Warn Black diamond AT and XT shocks, the skyjacker softride system, and the Rancho RS9000 5-speed.
I drive primarly on the road with a few muddy road and light off-road expeditions. This is what I'm looking forin these: a great ride on the road and good handling off road.
Would any of these be a good pick? Any other recommendations?
Zack


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>From midnite orion.bv.sgi.net Tue Apr 1 22:04:12 1997 From: "Jerry Dean"
Subject: Re: Need info on Shocks!
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Zack,
I have a 96 Ranger STX with a Skyjacker Softride 6" Lift and Skyjacker Softride Hydro Shocks. I recommend getting these shocks for a real smooth ride in light off-road to highway usage. Also the price is very reasonable.
If you want to get a little stiffer ride then I suggest going with the Rancho RS9000 shocks then. Good luck and let me know if you need any more help with your Ranger.

Jerry
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> From: Zack H Schneeberger
> To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
> Subject: Need info on Shocks!
> Date: Tuesday, April 01, 1997 8:33 PM
>
> I drive an '88 2 wheel drive FORD Ranger and I'm thinking of installing
> some new shocks on my truck. I'm looking at the Warn Black diamond AT and
> XT shocks, the skyjacker softride system, and the Rancho RS9000 5-speed.
> I drive primarly on the road with a few muddy road and light off-road
> expeditions. This is what I'm looking forin these: a great ride on the
> road and good handling off road.
> Would any of these be a good pick? Any other recommendations?
> Zack
>
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>From gypsybill usa.net Tue Apr 1 22:48:44 1997 From: "Bill Rotureau" Subject: Generator to Alternator Conversion To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Anybody out there in Ford Truck list land done such a thing. Charlie asked me and I am still checking out other sources. When I changed the motor in my '64 I went to electronic ignition and changed all the wiring harness to match (got rid of the resitor wire, etc). Seems like such a thing could be done to a stock set up, huh???


Bill
'64 F100 Shortbox - 302/C4 (soon to be 351W/C4) '95 Thunderbird (wife's ride - soon to be Ford Truck) '90 Harley Dresser - (we shall never part)


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>From tyounger gulf.csc.UVic.CA Wed Apr 2 01:46:04 1997 From: Tom
Subject: Temp gague
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

On my truck, and my Dad's truck (94 F150 4x4 300, 81 F250 2x4 351m respectively) we have similar temperature gagues. On mine, when the truck is happy and normal, the gague is rock solid on the n in normal. Once, this winter, when plowing a road with my bumper (we had record snowfall in Victoria this winter -- broke every existing record by far) my gague went up to the o, and I was becoming concerned. Is there any reason at all to be concerned about the operating temperature of the engine if it is anywhere below the red, which is way off to the right of the scale, or should I be concerned when it reaches, say, the m in normal. By my experience, there would have to be something pretty far wrong to make the temperature go up that far, and if it were to go up that far I would imagine a coolant fault of some sort, but my question is still the same -- is the temp nothing to be worried about in the whole normal range? Or is it some sort of psychological thing -- keeping the temperature on the low side of the gague range so that you are never concerned?
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>From DAL llano.net Wed Apr 2 02:00:08 1997 From: DAL llano.net....


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