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fordtrucks-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 79

Today's Topics:

Getting better gas mileage (was Re: [rick adc.com (Rick Larson) ]
Vote... info [PAYNK (Ken Payne)
'61-'64 engine paint [John Strauss
Re: Getting better gas mileage Re-Re ["Harry Jennings"
Fwd: Re: 302 fuel mileage ["Harry Jennings"
302/351w any transplant problems? [cableeng vt.edu (Douglas Minnick, T]
Re: 302 fuel mileage [SPEEDK2 aol.com ]
Re: Getting better gas mileage-again ["Harry Jennings"
20 MPG [rsmall isgroup.net (Robert Smallwoo]
: Re: PowerStroke Break-In ["James C. Thorne, P.E."
Re: engine sizes [JRFiero aol.com ]
4 wheel drive [Sam Rule ]
Re: '61-'64 eng paint -don't know, b [JRFiero aol.com ]
Low sulfur diesel questions ["James C. Thorne, P.E."
Re: PowerStroke Break-In [Jay Chlebowski ]
Re: '88 Bronco II (XLT) Wiring Diagr [suggies juno.com (David M Sugar) ]
RE: Powerstroke Breakin [Jay Chlebowski ]
Re: SOHC 427 [Daver ]

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 16:05:26 -0500 (CDT)
From: rick adc.com (Rick Larson)
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Harry writes:

> Here is the thing about 20mpg.
[snip]

Can you stop by and help me get better mileage with my F100? I'll
provide the beer, food, pop, or what ever.

When I got my F100, I found:
broken vaccum lines, choke parts laying on the manifold, black
auto choke springy thing loose and about to fall apart, original
plugs, worn out points, broken wire between coil and points,
dirty air filter, ...

I fixed everthing but still would like to break into the high teens
on the highway. I even disconnected the "retard" vaccum hose from
the distributor and plugged the vaccum line yesterday.

I'm interested in any tips or suggestions to help improve the MPG.

I've *never* worked on carberators; only RTFM (read the Ford manual)
on choke adjustments when I re-assembled the choke. I can adjust
the idle speed but a little nervous about changing the fuel mixture
screws.

Let's start talking about ways to improve our mileage.

rick
'66 Mustang
'71 F100 *Custom* daily driver
--
Rick Larson rick adc.com
Minneapolis

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 17:08:31 -0500
From: PAYNK (Ken Payne)
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I just wanted to mention... in the spirit of democracy if you are
in favor of a split - it does not have to be along the lines of
1980- and 1980+. Its could be fuzzy definitions of "old" and "new",
"modern" and "antique", "maintain" and "restore", "performance issues"
and "non-performance", etc. Your ideas are welcome. If it comes to
a split (we've already got 20+ votes but no trend is apparent) I will
present the suggestions and we'll have another (groan) vote as to
_how_ we should split.

Feel free to lobby your opinions to the group while the vote is going
on - maybe your opinion will persuade members to vote your way. Lets
just not go overboard and forget the people who ask questions as I'd
hate to lose members over politics.

Thanks everyone!
Ken "List Mom"

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 16:27:54 -0500 (CDT)
From: John Strauss
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Christopher Rogers wrote:

>The 262 I pulled out of my 64 had a red/orange?? (I think it was faded
>red) value cover, the rest of the engine didn't have any paint.
>

and then Jesus Cardoso wrote:

> The 292 in my '63 has orange have covers and no paint in the rest
>of the engine. (the engine is fairly greasy). I hope this helps.
>

Well, at least this validates my memory. No paint covered in grease looked
like black to me. I'm not as bold as Ford to go without paint so I guess I
did right painting the block black and the valve covers and intake Ford
Red. It looks really cool this way. I think I will do the same on my 223 Six.

FYI Ford Red looks like Chevy Orange after it fades but it there is in fact
a Ford Red. I was lucky enough to find it at Hi/Lo.

John

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 14:52:55 PDT
From: "Harry Jennings"
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Well you didn't say what size your engine is so I will guess it is a 302. And
what about your tranny?

First of all lets talk about that vacume line to the dist. That is an ADVANCE
line not a retard line. Hook it back up! Most requre an inline delay. If your
does (check a manual such as Chiltons) make sure you have the right color
towards the dist. (again, check the manual).

As far as carbs go I have never messed with them. Just never had to (my Uncle is
a wizz with them). He has done wonders for my 2-bbl. I have heard that a 4-bbl
could increase mpg, but I haven't tried yet.

A good low-end torque cam (like a performer or performer RPM) can put max torque
right at highway speeds which is great for mpg.

Rear gears also play a big role. I use 3.25:1. My rear tires are 295/60R15 BFG.

I also use electronic ignition. Just go to a junk yard and get what you want. It
is very easy to hook up. (Remember to increase the plug gap.)

A good dual exhaust is also a must. Headers are good, too.

All emisions are unhooked (no EGR and no PCV valces) and everything is pluged.
Remember to still use the vacume advance mentioned earlier.

I always use a 'cold air' induction on every car(truck) I own. This is simple to
make.

If you are running an auto trans there are a few tricks there, too. (Again no
personal experience with the internals). I use a trans cooler and a "towing"
shift kit (shifts smoother at part throttle).

I also use to LOWEST thermostat made for my engine.

I make sure that my air filter is always clean (K&N for me).

All this has given me good acceleration along with good mpg. I like the peak
torque near highway rpm (I think that is the key). No it will never be the
fastest or have the most power, but that is not what I look for.

This truck is a '71 F-100 with a '77 351M/C6.

I like Coors Light.

Harry.







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>Harry writes:
>
>> Here is the thing about 20mpg.
>[snip]
>
>Can you stop by and help me get better mileage with my F100? I'll
>provide the beer, food, pop, or what ever.
>
>When I got my F100, I found:
>broken vaccum lines, choke parts laying on the manifold, black
>auto choke springy thing loose and about to fall apart, original
>plugs, worn out points, broken wire between coil and points,
>dirty air filter, ...
>
>I fixed everthing but still would like to break into the high teens
>on the highway. I even disconnected the "retard" vaccum hose from
>the distributor and plugged the vaccum line yesterday.
>
>I'm interested in any tips or suggestions to help improve the MPG.
>
>I've *never* worked on carberators; only RTFM (read the Ford manual)
>on choke adjustments when I re-assembled the choke. I can adjust
>the idle speed but a little nervous about changing the fuel mixture
>screws.
>
>Let's start talking about ways to improve our mileage.
>
>rick
>'66 Mustang
>'71 F100 *Custom* daily driver
>--
>Rick Larson rick adc.com
>Minneapolis
>
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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 14:55:42 PDT
From: "Harry Jennings"
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>Thank You!
>
>Everyone else here almost had me convinced that my truck doesn't get 20mpg!
>
>Harry.
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>>I can't check my fuel mileage very accurately from one tank full of fuel
>>because it is impossible to fill the tank to the very top (unless you
>>fill up at the same pump each time and park in the exact same spot each
>>time. So I figure my fuel mileage over several tankfuls.
>>
>>In 1995 I drove my truck 7883 miles and averaged 20.6 mpg.
>>In 1996 I drove my truck 7270 miles and averaged 20.9 mpg.
>>
>>(My truck doesn't get used from December thru March because of the salt
>>used on the roads in the Central NY area....bought it new in December of
>>1978 and only drove it in snow three times that I remember....now has
>>172K on it and it still looks pretty much like new.)
>>
>>My best fuel milage on a trip was on the return from Florida last year.
>>That was all interstate driving, 1271 miles and averaged 24.2 mpg.
>>
>>These mileage numbers are a little high, as my odometer reads 102 miles
>>compared to 100 miles on the yardsticks on the interstate. (2% high).
>>
>>I built this engine with fuel mileage in mind. I don't make near the
>>power of the FE's, but my little 302 pulls its 4460# truck along in
>>fair fashion for its displacement.
>>
>>I can't imagine getting 8, 10, or 12 mpg like some on this list. But
>>they must really have fun with all that power!
>>
>>Jim in Central NY
>>'79 F-150 (302!)
>>'92 Topaz (3.0l)
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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 10:35:07 -0500
From: cableeng vt.edu (Douglas Minnick, Television Engr. WD4BSB)
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Subject: 302/351w any transplant problems?
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1980 Ford f150 pickup w/288 (302?) w/automatic, want to install 351w. What
problems may I be running into, if any? I have compleat 351w w/flex plate.

Douglas Minnick, WD4BSB
Television Engineer
Va Tech University
204 Saunders Hall
Blacksburg, Va.
24061-0307
cableeng vt.edu

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 19:05:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: SPEEDK2 aol.com
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Subject: Re: 302 fuel mileage
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please stop sending me things

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 16:42:56 PDT
From: "Harry Jennings"
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Here is the thing about cool Vs. hot thermostats: A cool thermostat will make
more power and get better mpg, a hot thermastat will produce less
emmesions(sp?).

Of far as oil leaks I don't know what you are asking. Let me tell you what I
know. Your PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents gases from the
engine (ie., from the valve cover) and routes them back into the carb (this
can't be good for power and mpg). I placed my PVC into the valve cover just like
stock. I then removed the line and pluged the hole in the carb with some epoxy.
The EGR valve is operated by vacume so I just plugged the line.

(I probably should have said that I plugged the PCV hole in the carb, huh. You
could also replace the PCV valve with one of those little chrome air cleaners,
but I use the PCV valve because it only lets the gases flow out. The fresh air
is filtered by the little air filter inside the air cleaner housing.)

If you have any questions about hooking up an electronic ignition let me know. I
bought a point type dist. for my 351M when I first swapped it in. I knew nothing
about cars and one shop said they couldn't hook up the electronic ignition and
another said it would take more time than it was worth. They were brain dead. I
did it in about 1/2 hour and so could you.

I am still learning, too!!!

Harry.






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>just a few questions for curiosities sake.
>
>>All emisions are unhooked (no EGR and no PCV valces) and everything is pluged.
> this
>doesn't cause problems with oil leaks. or other problems?
>
>
>>I also use to LOWEST thermostat made for my engine.
>
>I've always heard that A higher temp allows the engine to run more efficient
>
>sorry if these are stupid questions but I'm still learning.
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>thanks
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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 20:26:23 -0500
From: rsmall isgroup.net (Robert Smallwood)
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
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PowerStrokes-

Where's all the Powerstrokes out there? I know five guys at work besides
myself that all get 19-21 mpg from their F-250 Powerstrokes (not your
"light" F-250's, the big "Classic" ones). My truck won't burn the tires
much, and it'll only do 0-60 in ten seconds, 115 top end (PCM won't let
me go faster), but I don't think that's too bad for a vehicle with
10,000 lb towing capacity (at any highway speed).

Diesels are where fuel efficiencies are at. Computer control with
electronic/hydraulic injection is creating high output clean burning
torque monsters. They're not for everybody, but if you want extremely
long life, big block perforance and six cylinder mileage, try the
original "fuel injected" engine.

P.S. -Usually diesel fuel is about the price of regular gas. Just an
added bonus to offset the occasional search for a station that handles
#2.

Robert

Love my 1995 "Classic" F-250 PowerStroke and that lovely sound of high
compression combustion.

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 21:23:58 -0500
From: "James C. Thorne, P.E."
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>
> I have a 93 F350 Crew Cab 4x4 with the 7.3L. I didn't do anything to break
> it in and I have no problems with it. I burn about one quart of oil
> between oil changes which is not enough to bother adding oil. The owners
> manual said it would get away with about that so I consider it normal.
>
> Good luck with the truck, I really like mine!
>
> Larry



I concur. I also have a 93 7.3l. Now has 95,000 miles on it. I
installed a Banks Sidewinder Turbo on it at about 8,000. It has always
burned about 1 quart between oil changes, not enough to have to add any
and the service manual says this is normal oil consumption. I use 3
gal. of Mobil Delvac 1, and an FL-1995 synthetic media filter ever
5000 miles. The FL-1995 is a direct replacement for the FL-784
originally specified. Hope you enjoy your new truck. If I may ask,
what happend to your Dodge so soon?

James Thorne

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 22:26:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: JRFiero aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: engine sizes
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Re Nick H's post on (mostly) 6 cyl engine sizes -
Thanks! I really wasn't thinking of the sixes when the original engine
size question came up, but it seems there were a lot of them.
Re the flathead V8s, what's referred to as the 60hp was a 136 inch,
beginning in 1937, and ending in 1940. The 221 started in 1932 rated at
65hp, and lasted till 1942, when it was rated at 90hp. The 239 came along in
1939 rated at 95hp, and lasted through '53 when it had 110hp. The 337 big
truck and Lincoln motor appeared in 1948 and lasted through 1953, starting at
`45hp, rising to 154, then curiously dropping to 145 in 1953.
All according to my limited sources, which aren't infallible.

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 20:16:05 -0600
From: Sam Rule
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: 4 wheel drive
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I have a 170 inline 6, with a 3.03 speed transmission, and I would like to know which transfercase to use. It is in a 1965 ford van, so I would also like to know which front axel to use, steering modifications etc. Is it even possible for this year of van?

Sam
samster wwdg.com

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 22:27:48 -0400 (EDT)
From: JRFiero aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: '61-'64 eng paint -don't know, but ...
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While we're at it, what color did Mercury flathead V8s come in 1n 1951?
Lets add colors to the engine size survey! I was asking around up at
Carlisle this spring, but no one I spoke with knew whether Mercs were a
different color than the Fords.
Just to relate this to trucks, my 51 F1 supposedly has a Merc flathead,
installed in the 60s (it does, in fact, have Mercury heads). Fairly common
swap, I'm told, to add 10-12 hp. The Mercs were 255 inches, small truck
Fords were 239. Big truck Fords (F7 and F8) and Lincolns of that era were
337 inches, rated up to a whopping 154 hp in 1951!

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 21:26:42 -0500
From: "James C. Thorne, P.E."
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
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>
>
> In SoCal we are forced to use a new low sulfur diesel fuel. Fleets with
> the 7.2 and Power Stroke engines are finding premature wear on injector
> springs and injector pumps. Anybody else having these problems? Any
> solutions, such as adding 10 weight oil to the fuel?
>
> Randy
> San Diego



Randy, you are not alone. We have had low sulphur diesel for several
years now. I spoke to several Navistar mechanics and a couple of IH
factory reps and they all assured me it was of little concern on 90 and
up produced engines with the Sameden injection pump. But, if I wished
to add some lubrisity (sp?) to the fuel, a 50:1 mix of diesel and used
diesel engine motor oil has been approved for use in these engnines for
many years for disposal of the engine oil. The lubricant side benifit
did not come up until the low sulphur fuel issue. I have been using
this practice for 95,000 miles now. YMMV

James Thorne

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 21:36:37 -0500
From: Jay Chlebowski
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: PowerStroke Break-In
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>I have collected alot of info. on the 6.9/7.3
>diesels if you or anybody else would like to write.---thanks for reading
>Al

Al,

I'd love to go over any info you might have on the 7.3L diesel -- is it
maybe a bunch of documents or saved email that you could zip up and attach.
Let me know how best to get at your treasure-trove of Ford diesel knowledge
:)


Best Regards,
Jay

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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 22:22:57 PST
From: suggies juno.com (David M Sugar)
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: '88 Bronco II (XLT) Wiring Diagram
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Actually I have the problem fixed now. I took the car to the shop and
they fixed the problem along with the power doorlocks.


On Sun, 27 Apr 1997 22:26:18 -0700 "Jim"
writes:
> The Aerostar's power windows quit working first the drivers
>door which
>turned out to be the frame of the door had cracked allowing the motor
>to
>twist and putting it out of aliment. I fixed it by stop drilling the
>crack,
>took a couple brackets and pop riveted them across the crack. the
>passenger
>side needed cleaning and grease!
> My Haynes manuals have good wiring diagrams and I used it to
>trace and
>test every wire related to the windows, it got vary frustrating. Try
>testing the wires at the door switch with a volt meter you can use a
>12v
>bulb with two wires attached to it if you don't have a volt meter. If
>you
>have power there you can try the plug for the motor if there's power
>there
>it's ether a big buck motor (I don't think it is) or just needs a
>little
>maintenance.
> If you don't have power at the switch you will need to trace
>back from
>there until you find an open or short in the line. I have Haynes for
>Escort, Tempo, Aerostar and F100 if you need a diagram and they use
>the
>same color code as what I have, I can scan it and email to you if you
>want.
>
>OK, Sugar! sorry had to do it! Later!
>
>----------
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>To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
>Subject: '88 Bronco II (XLT) Wiring Diagram
>Date: Sunday, April 27, 1997 11:55 PM
>
>I am looking for the wiring diagram for an '88 Bronco II (XLT). It
>has a
>manual transmission with a V6 2.9L engine. If you happen to know
>where I
>can find this information let me know soon since there is a problem
>with
>the wiring running to my passenger side window. Thanks
>
>David Sugar
>
>
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Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 21:46:25 -0500
From: Jay Chlebowski
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: RE: Powerstroke Breakin
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>I have a '95' Powerstroke and followed the breakin recommended by Ford
>in the information packet you should receive with your truck. From what
>I remember there was no special procedures although it is always good to
>accelerate and decelerate a lot in the early miles. I have 26k miles on
>the engine and it never needs additional oil between 5k mile changes.
>As far as power I haven't compared it with other Powerstrokes but have
>compared it with a friends 460 powered motorhome that has a full Bank's
>kit installed. When I am loaded with a large camper, a comparable load
>to his MH, I can out accelerate and out climb him. Can't say that
>breakin had anything to do with how my engine performs but whatever I
>did it seems to have worked. One thing I did notice was that it took
>over 10k miles for the fuel mileage to reach its maximum. My experience
>is that modern engines that were properly manufactured need little
>breakin but when an engine is rebuilt breakin is much more critical.
>
>Enjoy your Powerstroke. I seriously looked at the Dodge before buying
>and am not sorry I chose a Ford.
>
>Larry
>If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost.

Thankx for the tips...I am amazed at how smooth the engine is compared to
the Cummins (very peak-y (sp?)). Anyways, put about 200 miles on it since
last nite in all kinds of conditions: hills, traffic, short straightaways,
medium acceleration, and lots of engine braking (easy with the 5-speed),
and will change the oil at 500 miles to get rid of the metal particles.
Went and bought some Fleetguard oil filters (boy, 2 quarts is a huge
filter...Cummins only used a 1 quart filter) down at the ole' Kenworth
dealer....these trucks make you think you've got a big rig!

Well, am ramblin' on know. Talk to y'all later.


Best Regards,
Jay

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