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80-96-list Digest Mon, 03 Jul 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 128

In This Issue:
Re: warm running 300 UPDATE
Re: warm running 300 UPDATE
ADMIN: Web site updates
1991 Aerostar Driving lights
AC hiss Update.


From: (David Trowbridge)
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 21:05:52 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: warm running 300 UPDATE

well, yesterday i reinstalled my 160 degree stat and tested the 195
stat. the 195 stat was not opening until well after the water in the
pot came to a full rolling boil. so i take it it was sticking closed.
i know the temp gauge on my dash is at least close because when the temp
goes up, my oil pressure comes down from the oil thinning out. but i
have not yet heard the radiator fluid boiling even when the temp goes up
to the L. and beyond the temp going real high, the truck is running ok.
it is not detonating at all and in general seems to be runing pretty
smooth. it is running a little rough until it gets fully warmed up, but
i suspect that is normal. thanx to everyone that has helped so far.

85 F-150 300 I6


Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 21:12:37 -0500
From: Jim Cannon>
Subject: Re: warm running 300 UPDATE

At 21:05 03-07-00 -0500, you wrote:
>well, yesterday i reinstalled my 160 degree stat and tested the 195
>stat. the 195 stat was not opening until well after the water in the
>pot came to a full rolling boil.

I, personally, would not run a 195 deg. thermostat in this old of an
engine, unless you need it in Minn. in the dead of winter to give you
decent heat (and the engine would probably never see 195 degrees even
then). You seem to have jumped from 195 way down to 160. Why not a 180
degree thermostat? That's what I run in my 1980 I-6 and it seems to like
it. It should be warm enough for you in the winter and not too hot in the
summer. I know the emmissions are reduced some with the hotter thermostat,
but face it, this old of an engine was never going for any environmental
awards, even when new. Why put the added stress from the higher temp on
hoses, manifolds, oil, bearings, etc...

Jim Cannon
Houston, TX "A Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech
'29 Ford Model A Phaeton and a helluva' engineer!"
'80 Ford F-150 300 I-6 2WD '63 Buick Riviera 401 V-8


From: (Jerome Kelly)
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 23:34:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Changeover

Does anyone know if this will work? I have a 1967F150. It currently has
blown 302EFI. I have a 351 police
cruiser engine with TBI. Everything is
intact. I also have the puter. It am having
trouble finding a 351 intake reasonably priced. I also realize that the
would have to be rearranged. Couldn't
I just use the TBI that is on the engine
if I disconnect the electric fuel injectors
and just use the mechanical one already
on the engine. This way I would only
have to purchase an exhaust system
and lubricants. The engine has a 4OD.
should be able to adjust it to work in place of my old C6. Anybody have
any feedback for me on this. Very much appreciated.


Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 23:34:58 -0400
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: ADMIN: Web site updates

The Picture Gallery on the web site has been updated. I tried
to knock out a bunch of pictures and I'm caught up through
May 10th submissions. I still have 50+ pictures to finish
getting caught up.

There's a really nice selection of trucks this time, some
unusual trucks and virtually every truck group is covered!

Trucks added:
1955 F600 Firetruck
1960 F250 Crewcab
1965 Econoline
1965 Firetruck
1969 F250
1974 F250 4x4
1977 Ranchero 500
1978 F150
1982 F250 Custom 4x4
1983 F150 XLS
1985 F150
1990 F150 Lariat
1996 F350
1997 Ranger SuperCab 4x4
1999 F150 XLT 4x4
1999 F150 Extended Cab
2000 F350 SuperDuty 4x4 Crewcab

Links to these can be found on the main page of the

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


From: "Larry Volz">
Subject: A/C
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 18:03:46 -1000

Wife's vehicle is the first we've had with air. A mech friend advised running the A/C once a week, needed or not, which we have pretty much done. Her car is 11 years old now and no maintenance yet and still works well.


From: "Dave Marshall">
Subject: 1991 Aerostar Driving lights
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 09:17:53 -0400

Started the 1991 Aerostar yesterday. In Canada we have daytime driving
lights. The lights normally come on whenever the ignition is turned on.
This time they came on very dim. Turning the headlights on and off again,
brought the driving lights up to the light level they should be. Drove the
van for a couple of hours and now no driving lights at all. The fuse is
fine. Headlights are fine.

Any BTDT's that can point me in the right direction to getting these lights
working again?


Dave Marshall
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada


From: "Nelson Vasconcelos">
Subject: AC hiss Update.
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 23:09:29 -0400

Just an update on my ac hiss problem. I've noticed that the loud hiss
happens once in a while when either the ac or heat is on. I had the ac on
the other day but it just wasn't very cool, at least not how it was before.
Also, when I turned the radio down I could hear a clicking. When I got home
I found out that It was the ac compressor clutch pulsing It sounds strange to me, as I can remember it only
clicked once when you turned on and off the ac, It didn't pulse at all

I'd appreciate any help...



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