fordtrucks80up-digest Friday, February 13 1998 Volume 02 : Number 058



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In this issue:

Heavy haulin [John Cassis ]
Re: 1999 F-SD info [Dale Ellis ]
Re: HITCH RECEIVER TIRE CARRIER [Joe Maleski ]
Warmingup Problem with 1992 F150 6 cyl 4.9L [jdevmitre.org (John DeVince]
Re: 1999 F-SD info [KNBD87Dprodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)]
98' Ranger [John Cassis ]
New Engine ["John T. Watts" ]
Re: New Engine [zebutalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)]
SVO ["Casey Vandor" ]
Re: SVO [FSTFORDSaol.com]

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 07:54:06 -0600
From: John Cassis
Subject: Heavy haulin

Dont know about your towing capacity, but I can give a litle advice =
about tires and truck tops. As far as tires go you get what you pay for. =
Some might argue with this but this is what I noticed on my 93' 4x4 =
Ranger. When I put the first set of 31's on the truck I had just lifted =
it and purchased new rims so money was a little tight. I bought an =
off-brand set of mud pattern type tires and the truck was real bouncy =
and had terrible traction on wet pavement. I also had the same problem =
on another 4x4 I used to have with Firestones and Kellys. The last set =
of tires I bought, I spent the money and bought a set of BF Goodrich All =
Terains. When I hit the first bump in the road I noticed a difrence - it =
was alot smoother. I'm shure there are some other good brands out there =
but thats the one I tried and liked the best so far.
As far as truck tops go there are several brands out there, off the top =
of my head here are a few - Raven, Brahma, Leer, Astro-Glass. The Raven =
is the only one though that does not have a little metal trim piece at =
the bottom where it mates up to the bed. Take a look at them they realy =
fit great on Rangers. Hope this helps.

John Cassis
93' STX 4x4 3.0/5-speed

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 12:58:21 -0700
From: Dale Ellis
Subject: Re: 1999 F-SD info

Josh,

Thanks for the towing info. Although, if the rebates on '97's keep rising,
I may just save some money and buy one.


Dale


>
>Here are some fifth wheel towing capacities for you:
>
>Automatic transmission
>F-250 reg cab 4x2: 5.4L-3.73--8200 lbs
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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 12:33:53 -0800
From: Joe Maleski
Subject: Re: HITCH RECEIVER TIRE CARRIER

Camping World used to show something exacly like this in their catalog but
I have not seen it for the past couple of years, so I don't know if it's
still available. It had a swing down feature that allowed you to open the
back door of your Camper (or your tailgate) without having to remove the
tire. It looked rather flimsy for a 33" tire, though. I ended up getting
a custom-made bumper that hangs the spare on a swing-away similar to what
you see on the backs of SUV's.

Joe

>Does anyone know of a supplier of a trailer hitch receiver with a tire
>carrier attachment for a 1995 Ford F-150? I want to add an extra fuel
>tank and I need to relocate the spare tire from under the bed. Thanks in
>advance.

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Joe Maleski
Santa Clara, CA
1994 F-250HD SuperCab 4X4, 460/5-spd

mailto:jmaleskiauspex.com

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 16:06:30 -0500
From: jdevmitre.org (John DeVincentis)
Subject: Warmingup Problem with 1992 F150 6 cyl 4.9L

My truck has a problem as the engine is warming up.
Once the engine reaches a certain temperature, it starts
to run rough for a short time and buck a little.
The problem goes away when
the engine comes up to normal operating temperature.
I have brought it to the dealer twice,however they have
not been able to figure out what is wrong.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions?
Regards,
John Dee

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 18:48:46, -0500
From: KNBD87Dprodigy.com (MR JOSH J TENNEY)
Subject: Re: 1999 F-SD info

Dale,

not a problem. If you have any more questions, just ask.

Josh

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 18:01:37 -0600
From: John Cassis
Subject: 98' Ranger

Josh,
I asked you this before but never got a reply, it was a while back when =
we were having some technical problems. Anyway you said you had a 97' =
Regular cab XLT 4x2 with a 4.0 and a 5-speed. I'm sure being in the =
buisness you got a deal on it. But about what did it cost or what could =
I expect to pay for one, and did you have to special order yours? I've =
never seen any of the regular cab 2x4's with anything other than the 4 =
banger in them. And if it's not a hassel how much weight will it tow? =
Anyway thanks.

John Cassis
93' STX 4x4 3.0/5-speed

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 22:37:22 -0600
From: "John T. Watts"
Subject: New Engine

Need help locating a new engine for my '85 F150 302. I've been told
there is a place to order new (not rebuilt) Ford engines. I've found a
couple of places that sell chevy, but no Ford.

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 21:49:42 -0700 (MST)
From: zebutalk.org (Lamar Zabielski)
Subject: Re: New Engine

At 10:37 PM 2/12/98 -0600, fordtrucks80upListService.net wrote:
>Need help locating a new engine for my '85 F150 302. I've been told
>there is a place to order new (not rebuilt) Ford engines. I've found a
>couple of places that sell chevy, but no Ford.

Nobody can keep a che*y rolling long enough to need a new engine! ?

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Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 21:13:43 -0900
From: "Casey Vandor"
Subject: SVO

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What does SVO stand for? Also how do I know if I have a short or long =
block 351W?
Casey

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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 03:11:57 EST
From: FSTFORDSaol.com
Subject: Re: SVO

SPECIAL VEHICLE OPERATIONS

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