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80-96-list Digest Tue, 19 Sep 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 197

In This Issue:
Re: Repack front bearings on Bronco
Re: Repack front bearings on Bronco
Front Hubs
Update on my truck
Re: Update on my truck
Haynes manual

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Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 21:12:25 -0700
From: Marv & Marge <ae722lafn.org>
Subject: Re: Repack front bearings on Bronco

Joseph Osborn <josephorocketmail.com> wrote:
> but whenever I do something for the first time I aways
> have a nagging doubt that I didn't do something right
> (remember your very first oil change?). What's the
> rule of thumb for the quantity of grease that should
> go back into these 4x4 hubs after they're cleaned out?
> The two together used about 2/3 to 3/4 of a standard
> size grease tube.

First of all, you used "wheel bearing" or "boat trailer"
grease, didn't you?  Reason I ask is that wheel bearing
grease usually comes in cans, not tubes.  I may be behind
the times, here, and not know that it also commonly comes
in tubes for those with "bearing buddys", but when you said
"tubes, I thought of chassis lube, not wheel bearing grease.
The stuff you want is somewhat "stringy".  Talk about nagging
doubts!  ;-)

Oh, and for the Deekster:  How could you forget "via con Dios"?

-M-

Marv Miller  mailto:ae722lafn.org
"Striving to be the person
that my dog thinks I am".

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From: Metalcaster4jcaol.com
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 06:54:44 EDT
Subject: Re: Repack front bearings on Bronco

I was always taught that you repack the bearings.  There are tools sold for
this, but the old mechanics way is to put some grease in the palm of one hand
and work the grease into the ends of the bearing...somewhat difficult to
describe, easy to demonstrate.  You need to make sure all the bearings are
full of grease, not necessarily the hub full.

Andrew Abrams
Metalcaster4jc
Marcellus Metalcasters, Inc.
Marcellus, MI 49067
Gray, Ductile and White Iron sand castings.

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From: "Ron & Madeline Trampe" <telhfrontiernet.net>
Subject: Front Hubs
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 10:53:37 -0500

I have Warn locking hubs. I was told to keep the amount of grease in them to
a minimum so that they can operate. By operating I mean switch back and
forth from 'free' to 'lock'.
Ron Trampe telhfrontiernet.net


Last Saturday I pulled the hub/rotors off my '89
fullsize Bronco to have the rotors turned. I cleaned
up all the bearing parts and repacked the bearings. I
tried to put as much grease back into the hubs as I
had cleaned out and followed the manual to the letter,
but whenever I do something for the first time I aways
have a nagging doubt that I didn't do something right
(remember your very first oil change?). What's the
rule of thumb for the quantity of grease that should
go back into these 4x4 hubs after they're cleaned out?
The two together used about 2/3 to 3/4 of a standard
size grease tube. There's no funny noises coming from
the hubs and they ride great, but if somebody could
reassure me that my wheels won't catch on fire I'd
appreciate it :)

Joseph

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Joseph Osborn
josephorocketmail.com





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From: FLR150aol.com
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 14:00:37 EDT
Subject: Update on my truck

Gang,
My motor is finished as of today. =) (Insert some crazy song and picture me
doing the "Snoopy" dance here). I should have it back in the truck and it up
and running before next week, schedule permitting. The specs on some of the
parts used I have to keep mum for now, per my engine builder, but I will post
all I can for those interested in doing a similar rebuild/hop-up.
The block is a 94 model roller block. It has been bored .040 over (310) and
the following parts have been replaced:
New .040 forged pistons, Shot peened H-Beam rods (stock length), Reground
crankshaft (no specs at this time), main stud girdle, high PRESSURE oil pump,
custom grind camshaft based on the Ford Motorsport E303. I have retained the
iron GT40 heads I had but the shop has done a 3 angle valve job, smoothed the
passages, lightly ported the intake side to match the already ported exhaust
side. They have also gasket matched the lower intake to flow better from the
upper and into the heads. The motor should be right at 10:1 compression and
make 350+ HP (flywheel) on the motor alone. The motor in its previous combo
made right at 295 flywheel horsepower, at 8.5:1 compression.
Remember that this gentleman is doing all the motor work for me for FREE, in
exchange for me building his business a website. That includes all parts and
labor.
Now I have to get the beast back together and get some EASY miles on it
before next weekend. I am going to take it to Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, GA
if anyone is interested and would like to come check it out. Reply to this
mail and I will email you off list with directions and a number to contact
me.
I would also like to remind everyone that I will be running in the finals for
the Fun Ford Weekend racing series in Ennis, TX on October 6,7, and 8. Please
come out and meet me and cheer me on!!! I am so close in the points right now
its gonna be a real nail biter weekend for me.
Later,
Wayne Foy
NLOC #484
94 Flareside SC
#2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/flr150/index.html
ICQ#58060858

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From: FLR150aol.com
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 14:05:32 EDT
Subject: Re: Update on my truck

Gang,
After reading my own post I see that I forgot to mention that this is a 5.0
block.


Later,
Wayne Foy
NLOC #484
94 Flareside SC
#2 Top Truck
Atlanta GA
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/flr150/index.html
ICQ#58060858

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From: "Terence Underwood" <terenceu1prodigy.net>
Subject: Haynes manual
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 07:48:46 -0500

I recently bought a new Haynes manual for 80-96 Fords, and noticed that the
instructions it gives for the 4X4 automatic hubs include the 5-bolt ones
only.  I've heard there are internal differences between the 5-bolt pattern
hubs and the 3-bolt I have on my '95.

Anyone know the differences?  TIA.

Terence Underwood
terenceu1prodigy.net


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