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Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 00:00:13 -0400 (EDT) To: fordtrucks-digest lofcom.com
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Subject: fordtrucks Digest v97 n0043
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Volume 97 Number 0043 fordtrucks Digest

Today's Topics:

Bronco II Driveshaft
Re: Bronco II Driveshaft
URGENT - Need info on ign. switch
Re: '65 F-250 Maintainance Questions
Re: Please recommend a camper-top, topper, bed-cap, etc.
Re: URGENT - Need info on ign. switch
Re: Thanks
Re: '65 F-250 Maintainance Questions
302 vs 351?
Re: Bronco II Driveshaft
'nother list lurker de-cloaks:
Ignition switch wiring
302 vs 351
Cool FORD RANGER Fact
Re: magazines for 56Ford
superbell disc brake conversion
Charge light
Re: 'nother list lurker de-cloaks:
Re: 'nother list lurker de-cloaks:
Re: 'nother list lurker de-cloaks:
alt lite
Another wiring question.....


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>From jfmoore rocketmail.com Sat Apr 12 10:45:33 1997 From: Jim Moore Subject: Bronco II Driveshaft
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I had my the driveshaft on my 1990 Bronco II replaced at around 95,000 miles. It had felt like something was slipping/shuddering for some time, and I put it off until the truck was almost undriveable.
According to my shop manual Ford produced two driveshafts for the Bronco II, one that was CV-jointed and one not. The shop I went to here in Panama City charged around $500 to replace the CV-jointed shaft with a (hand-built?) driveshaft complete with Carden (Cardon?) joints. It works fine so far (+2500 miles).

===
Jim Moore
jfmoore rocketmail.com



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>From jwilk micron.net Sat Apr 12 11:22:02 1997 From: Jwilk
Subject: Re: Bronco II Driveshaft
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi Jim,
My name is John and I have a 1985 Ford Bronco II "Sport Utility Vehicle..>;)".
I bought it used and it has around 150K miles on it and I am continually going thru U-joints. So far it has been a GREAT rig. I just wish I could avoid the u-joint problem. Any ideas?? Thank you my friend..>;)

John
jwilk micron.net

At 10:45 AM 4/12/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I had my the driveshaft on my 1990 Bronco II replaced at around 95,000
>miles. It had felt like something was slipping/shuddering for some
>time, and I put it off until the truck was almost undriveable.
>According to my shop manual Ford produced two driveshafts for the
>Bronco II, one that was CV-jointed and one not. The shop I went to
>here in Panama City charged around $500 to replace the CV-jointed
>shaft with a (hand-built?) driveshaft complete with Carden (Cardon?)
>joints. It works fine so far (+2500 miles).
>
>===
>Jim Moore
>jfmoore rocketmail.com
>
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>From schneeberger juno.com Sat Apr 12 12:39:48 1997 Subject: URGENT - Need info on ign. switch From: schneeberger juno.com (Zack H Schneeberger) To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I own an '88 Ford Ranger and I'm installing an Alarm System. I need to know what color the wire is that turns on when the ignition turns on (an accessory which doesn't work until the key is inserted and the ignition switch is on)

Can anybody help me out? Please reply asap if you know. Thanks.



Zack


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>From marko helix.net Sat Apr 12 13:33:30 1997 From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: '65 F-250 Maintainance Questions To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>>Thakns Everybody, for all the prompt answers to our maint. questions, thiss
>>will give us a good basic tune up, but you can bet this is not the last
>>you've heard from me. Ha! Ha! Thanks Ken, answering and reading all this
>>Ford mail everyday is a gas.
>> See Ya later,
>> Charlie Sr.
>> Tanya Tx3.com
>>
>
>Your welcome. Just want to warn you though, don't take my advice
>when it comes to wheels! I've been hunting around for a new set
>on my truck and it turns out that I know far less about F100
>wheel compatibility than I wish to admit.
>
>Later,
>-Ken Payne
> 1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
> List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
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I guess he means, make sure you fasten them on tight!!!! :-)

marko in Vancouver
marko helix.net
71 f250 4x4



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>From hippy11 mail.midohio.net Sat Apr 12 15:02:58 1997 From: hippy11 mail.midohio.net
Subject: Re: Please recommend a camper-top, topper, bed-cap, etc.
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

i have a brahma cap....over 18 months old love it..........


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>From hippy11 mail.midohio.net Sat Apr 12 15:03:04 1997 From: hippy11 mail.midohio.net
Subject: Re: URGENT - Need info on ign. switch To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

use a test light....1st w/ the ignition off...use a good ground..i put the keys in the ignition, and ground on the keys....and start testing...remember which ones are hot w/ the key on off postion.
then turn your key on and go from there.......i'm not at the shop or i could tell you what color....but this will get the job done.
good luck...
rememeber to test your ground connection at the fuse box..


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>From hippy11 mail.midohio.net Sat Apr 12 15:02:57 1997 From: hippy11 mail.midohio.net
Subject: Re: Thanks
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

it can be done pretty easy...just get the right tranny and you can go w/ an after market shifter or get an old mustang type shifter.....
i've seen this done for years
good luck


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>From kpayne mindspring.com Sat Apr 12 15:31:34 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Re: '65 F-250 Maintainance Questions To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 01:33 PM 4/12/97 -0400, you wrote:
-snip-
>>>
>>
>>Your welcome. Just want to warn you though, don't take my advice
>>when it comes to wheels! I've been hunting around for a new set
>>on my truck and it turns out that I know far less about F100
>>wheel compatibility than I wish to admit.
>>
>>Later,
>>-Ken Payne
>> 1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
>> List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
>> Visit the Ford Trucks List Web Page (unsubscribe
>> form is there): http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mindspring.com/~fordtrucks
>
>
>I guess he means, make sure you fasten them on tight!!!! :-)
>
>marko in Vancouver
>marko helix.net
>71 f250 4x4
>

Its really weird, when I last removed the tires I torqued both sides equally with a torque wrench. The right hand side ended up being tight as hell (broke a wrench trying to get the lugs off) and the left side worked its way lose.
Funny how tire spin can work them lose (and believe me, I spin them often).
-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
Visit the Ford Trucks List Web Page (unsubscribe form is there): http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mindspring.com/~fordtrucks



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>From yhtlines surfari.net Sat Apr 12 15:33:12 1997 From: yhtlines surfari.net
Subject: 302 vs 351?
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

How can I tell an 302 from a 351 in an '88 F150 4X ??? Is there a letter difference in the VIN code? The F-series pickup owners bible does not give this info and I don't yet have any good repair books for this vehicle (my son's).

thanks for any help.
Dave Lampert yhtlines surfari.net



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>From wodackjc-stu mlc-wels.edu Sat Apr 12 16:06:10 1997 From: "Jason C Wodack" Subject: Re: Bronco II Driveshaft
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

> I had my the driveshaft on my 1990 Bronco II replaced at around 95,000
> miles. It had felt like something was slipping/shuddering for some
> time, and I put it off until the truck was almost undriveable.
> According to my shop manual Ford produced two driveshafts for the
> Bronco II, one that was CV-jointed and one not. The shop I went to
> here in Panama City charged around $500 to replace the CV-jointed
> shaft with a (hand-built?) driveshaft complete with Carden (Cardon?)
> joints. It works fine so far (+2500 miles).
>
> ===
> Jim Moore
> jfmoore rocketmail.com

Jim
I didn't know that. My '84 Bronco II is headin up to about 93K rihgt now I'm hoppin' that the drive shaft doesn't go out for another couple years at least. Thanks a lot for the info I'll look around for one of the other driveshafts when mine finally gives out.

Thanks again
Jason Wodack
'84 Bronco II
'93 F150?


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>From Bob vntg-mustang.com Sat Apr 12 21:13:14 1997 From: Bob Moore
Subject: 'nother list lurker de-cloaks: To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi-

My name is Bob and I have one Ford truck too many-

First one was a 'project' started back in the mid-early 70's, a 35 1-1/2 ton, tore it down, sanblasted and painted the frame, cleaned/derusted and painted all the running gear, new bushings etc, drive line now ready & running with '53 merc. engine, still waiting for the cab & bed to be restored . . .

also have a '70 F-250 that used to be the ex-wives- been through the orig 360, a 428, a 390 and now a 460- long story . . . .

but the one that may break the camel's back is a '57 F-100 that came out of the neighbor's backyard after sitting since approx. '72. Has what appears to be a '62 292 block with an early manifold (stromberg 94?), 8' stepside, orig. radio. 3-spd stick. Got it running, but it needs a gas tank and front drums before it could hit the road- and a complete restoration ;-)! oh, and no title- but that's the easy part. I would love to find a buyer in the SF/SJ bay area that would like to restore it; sell for $300? (new brake master, rebuilt clutch master, also new wheel cylinder kits included). Only had one offer on a first day panic sale from someone in LA that wanted to part it out. What do you think; should I fix it, scrap it, or put it in the SJ Mercury ? ? ? (or sell it here ;-)).

Along with the Mustang's and other unfinished projects, it could ultimately cause a second divorce!

-best regards,

-bob

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

PS- and then there's the 'new one', went in with 's.o.'/margaret on a 28' RV running a '94 E-350 'truck'/(econoline) chassis . . .


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>From PonyTom aol.com Sat Apr 12 21:35:14 1997 From: PonyTom aol.com
Subject: Ignition switch wiring
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi Fordtrucker's...Zack

To answer your Question...The wire that becomes hot in the "run" position should be Red with a light green tracer.
But an alternative depending on what you need, may be just to hook the wire to the "radio" fuse connection....it is hot in the run, and accessory position.

Tom Maguire '59 Ranchero
'78 E-350


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>From PonyTom aol.com Sat Apr 12 21:40:57 1997 From: PonyTom aol.com
Subject: 302 vs 351
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi Fordtrucker's,
A 302 is about an inch and a half skinier at the intake than a 351 is one way to tell, the other is to read all the labels under the hood... probably on the underside of the hood. A 302 is a 5 Liter engine, and a 351 is a 5.8 Liter....look closely.
Good luck

Tom Maguire '59 Ranchero
'78 E-350



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>From schneeberger juno.com Sun Apr 13 00:38:18 1997 Subject: Cool FORD RANGER Fact
From: schneeberger juno.com (Zack H Schneeberger) To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Did you know.............. that if you take off the outer crome plate off your tailgate, it has the "FORD" letters on it, underneath it has the "FORD" letters raised on the tailgate. It looks real good. A great alternative to buying a replacement or just to make you Ranger look different. The only problem are the holes but this can be fixed with some "JB Weld" and some touch-up paint.

I know this works on the '88 Rangers 'cause I've got one. Be careful when you take the plate off.....It is a pain in the ass to get back on.

THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED TO MY WIRING QUESTION.


Zack


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>From Niqjh aol.com Sun Apr 13 00:57:07 1997 From: Niqjh aol.com
Subject: Re: magazines for 56Ford
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hello!

The mag you are looking for is called "This Old Truck", and they are on the net, I think at auntpow.com. (Auntique Power)Search under This Old Truck with youre browser and you'll find it. Ive been getting it for a year or two, and its just what you want. Its bimonthly, and its not too many pages, but its been getting bigger and bigger. On the website, they have a sample article about a Ford TT, but the mag covers trucks from the teens to the sixties.

I just bought a 1950 Ford F2, it was towed to my house today in fact. A straight, clean, pretty original rig with a flathead 6 and 4 speed non synchro tranny. A little cleaning and tuning and it will be a cool truck to drive around town to the hardware store, etc. My first "car " was a 51 F2, and Ive been pining for another like it for quite a while. This one should be fun.

Keep on old truckin'

Nick Huntington

Snohomish, Wa


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>From mcat epix.net Sun Apr 13 09:38:23 1997 From: mcat epix.net
Subject: superbell disc brake conversion To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Anybody had any experince with superbell axle co? Iwant change my drums to disc on the front of my 56 F-100. I don`t want to change the wheel pattern as I made a major investment in wheels and tires last yr. They have a kit that uses mustang calipers and new rotors for the truck bolt pattern. I wonder what the qualty of the parts is. 73-79 F-100 disc conversion is a major hassle because of steering box and linkages. Any help or info apprecated.
Garry

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name: Garry
E-mail: mcat epix.net
Date: 4/13/97 Time: 8:27:03 AM

427 Fe powered 56 F-100 Wild by design ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



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>From JHCM85C prodigy.com Sun Apr 13 11:22:48 1997 From: JHCM85C prodigy.com ( MYSTERY MAN) Subject: Charge light
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Recently, my charge light came on in my 84 Ford F-150.
When put a new voltage regulator on it first, that didn't work, then we put a new battery on it, but that didn't work, then we finally put a new alternator on it, that still didn't work, then we took off the new voltage regulator and put the old one on, finally the light goes off and stays off, but now the light doesn't come on at all, even when I first start it, is it okay? It's been running good yesterday and so far today. Thanks.



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>From duckdon pacific.net Sun Apr 13 13:13:41 1997 From: Don Grossman Subject: Re: 'nother list lurker de-cloaks: To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Bob Moore wrote:
>
> Hi-
>
> My name is Bob and I have one Ford truck too many-

> but the one that may break the camel's back is a '57 F-100 that came out
> of the neighbor's backyard after sitting since approx. '72. Has what
> appears to be a '62 292 block with an early manifold (stromberg 94?), 8'
> stepside, orig. radio. 3-spd stick. Got it running, but it needs a gas
> tank and front drums before it could hit the road- and a complete
> restoration ;-)! oh, and no title- but that's the easy part. I would
> love to find a buyer in the SF/SJ bay area that would like to restore
> it; sell for $300? (new brake master, rebuilt clutch master, also new
> wheel cylinder kits included). Only had one offer on a first day panic
> sale from someone in LA that wanted to part it out. What do you think;
> should I fix it, scrap it, or put it in the SJ Mercury ? ? ? (or sell
> it here ;-)).
>
> Along with the Mustang's and other unfinished projects, it could
> ultimately cause a second divorce!

Fix it, Fix IT, FIX IT!

Please don't let someone use it for parts if at all possible. I would love to come down and get it, I'm only a couple of hours north of you but I have my hands tied up with a couple of other projects right now and I'm about $299 short .
--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

It's hard to do 90 on a speed limit budget.......

65 Ford F-150 4x4 (soon to be 72 Mustang) 63 Ford F-250 4x4


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>From wodackjc-stu mlc-wels.edu Sun Apr 13 14:20:52 1997 From: "Jason C Wodack" Subject: Re: 'nother list lurker de-cloaks: To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

> Hi-
>
> My name is Bob and I have one Ford truck too many- --snip--

Too many is that possible?

Just wondering
Jason Wodack
'84 Bronco II


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>From canzus seanet.com Sun Apr 13 18:18:31 1997 From: Steve & Rockette Subject: Re: 'nother list lurker de-cloaks: To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>but the one that may break the camel's back is a '57 F-100

I would be very interested in buying this truck, but the outfit I was working for went belly up. No work equals no money. Lifes a Bitch at the beach just now...

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



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>From PonyTom aol.com Sun Apr 13 18:40:07 1997 From: PonyTom aol.com
Subject: alt lite
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi Fordtrucker's,

Mystery Man wrote...is it OK if the Charge ind light never comes on. My guess is that by now he already knows the answer to that question...with a dead battery.
Radio Shack sells a neat little gizmo that plugs into the cigarette lighter jack. It has three lights on it, and will tell if you have a dead cell, and also if your charging system is working properly. I think it sells for less than ten bucks.
From what you are saying it is tough to diagnose via the keyboard, but extremely careful when you install the Voltage regulator, I think the destructions that come with some, will tell you to disconnect the battery before installation.

Tom Maguire '59 Ranchero
'78 E-350


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>From schneeberger juno.com Sun Apr 13 23:05:53 1997 Subject: Another wiring question.....
From: schneeberger juno.com (Zack H Schneeberger) To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I'm installing an alarm system and I need to know something about wiring on an '88 Ford Ranger. I need to connect a wire to the pin switches on the doors. If only one of the 2 doors and anyone of those is opened then the little beeper goes off and tells you that the door is open. So my question is...... where is that wire(s) located and what color is it?....


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