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Merry Christmas! Documentation Is Ready

Gary Lewis
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The FTE'ers amoung us will recognize the title of this thread.  So I'm starting it here to tell y'all what has happened to the site today - meaning whatever day I add things.  (Note: This forum is but one page on the web site, which has 370 other pages.)

As you may know, Mike has been working on a 3G Conversion how-to, and it is close enough that I made it visible in the navigation menu.

In addition, Mike sent in two TSB's that have now been added:
IAC Bypass
Tool Box Mount

Thanks, Mike!!
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Gary Lewis
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I guess I should also confess to having "massaged" the pdf's that Mike sent for the TSB's.  I've OCR'd (Optical Character Recognition) them, which means there are actual words in the documents instead of pictures of words.

What does this mean?  For one thing, you can search the document using your browser's search feature.  For another, I hope that after Google is given a chance to crawl the site a few times people will be able to find the TSB's by searching for some of the words in them.  In other words, they won't need to know the TSB name nor number.

We will see if this works, and if it does I'll OCR the other TSB as well as all future TSB's.  And, speaking of future TSB's, Bill/Numberdummy has the master parts catalog in microfiche format, and the TSB's are supposed to be in that version.  He's going to loan them to me and I'm going to send them off to a scanning/conversion service.  So, we should have all the TSB's - and maybe some of the missing pages from the catalog.  
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Re: Merry Christmas! Documentation Is Ready

85lebaront2
Excellent sir! I am quite familiar with the IAC bypass, had to put one on our 1990 Town Car.
"Getting old is inevitable, growing up is optional"
Darth Vader 1986 F-350 460 converted to MAF/SEFI, E4OD 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, traction loc 3:55 gear, 160 amp 3G alternator
Wife's 2011 Flex Limited
Daily Driver 1994 Taurus LX
Project car 1986 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 2.2L Turbo II, modified A413
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Gary Lewis
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Thanks for the compliment, Bill.  I do hope to get all the TSB's that apply to our trucks on here, but that's such a daunting task that I'm going to wait until I get the microfiche from Bill, which should make it dramatically easier.

Google apparently hasn't yet found the two new TSB pages as searching my site for even the numbers of the TSB's turns up nothing.  But I've joined Google's Search Console function and will be watching as it starts reporting the "crawl statistics" its bots kick out.  
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Re: Merry Christmas! Documentation Is Ready

Gary Lewis
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I've done the following:

Moved everything regarding beds to a new page called Beds, Tailgates, & Components
Added a lot of part numbers in the tailgate section
Deleted the Box Rails, Tailgates, and Tailgate Handles pages, and redirected those pages to the Beds, Tailgates, & Components page

So, I think I'm done with that section for the moment, although someone might want part numbers for the bed parts.  What do y'all think?
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Re: Merry Christmas! Documentation Is Ready

ArdWrknTrk
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Gary Lewis wrote
As you may know, Mike has been working on a 3G Conversion how-to, and it is close enough that I made it visible in the navigation menu.

Thanks, Mike!!
Thanks Mike!

 Gary,

I can confirm that the pivot mount alternators are 7" & 8.25" C-C.  (not 8.125)

That the 7" was found on the 3.0l, and the 8.25" on the 3.8l V-6.

Let's include the tsb in the writeup?
Lil' Red
'87 F250, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with an Edelbrock 1826 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Gary Lewis
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What TSB?  Do you have a link?  I can add it.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Re: Merry Christmas! Documentation Is Ready

ArdWrknTrk
96214

The "replace this plug every time or it will melt the harness" 2G TSB.

(I was talking about the 3G swap article, wasn't I?
Lil' Red
'87 F250, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with an Edelbrock 1826 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Gary Lewis
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Yup, but I'm looking for a link to the TSB itself. I found a references to #96214, which is probably 96-21-4. But I've not found the actual TSB.

Mike - I'm looking via the link you sent, but haven't found it yet.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Gary Lewis
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Here 'tis: http://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/TSb/DownloadPdf?id=42041

I'll add it to the TSB's later today/tomorrow, and then we could put a link to it in the 3G writeup.

Mike - Would it be ok if I just make the "TSB 96-21-4" a link?

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Gary Lewis
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I added it to the TSB section: 2G Alternator Repair.  And, I made the mention of that TSB in the 3G Conversion how-to a hot link.  See what you think, please.  

But, I do see that the TSB says it is Page 8.  It looks like the first page of that TSB, and it doesn't seem like anything is missing, but......  Does anyone know?
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Re: Merry Christmas! Documentation Is Ready

CountryBumkin
This stuff Kultulz posted on EGR would be handy to have on this forum (for "one stop" info shopping) in your Engine > EGR section.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1404347-egr-issues.html
-Mike
1982 F250 4x4 XLT Lariat, 460cid, 9.5:1, TFS 290 Street Port heads, Crane Hyd. Roller cam (278/286 adv.,216/224 @.050, .560"/.586" lift), Edelbrock Performer 460 intake, Quick Fuel Technologies HR780VS carb, MSD 6AL ignition with Start/NO2 Retard box and MSD Billet distrib., Hedman headers, NOS Cheater system, 4" Suspension lift, 3" body lift, 4.56 gearing, 17x12.5Rx37 tires MT Baja ATZ-P3.
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Gary Lewis
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Yes, it would be great!  I've asked him if I may use it.  Thanks.  
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Gary Lewis
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He's responded in the affirmative, and I've created the page: http://www.garysgaragemahal.com/egr-system-description--testing.html.  Or, just go to the nav menu to the left under Engines/EGR Valves/EGR System Description & Testing.

Thanks!
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Re: Merry Christmas! Documentation Is Ready

85lebaront2
I guess I need to dig into my big testing manuals and let you know which ones I have. The computer controlled systems can be a real nightmare in the early years as they took two solenoids, a vacuum and a vent and the EGR position was maintained by "juggling" the two valves, later models (1987-95) used a duty cycle with the same position sensor as the early ones. 1996 went to a differential pressure sensor that actually measured EGR flow.
"Getting old is inevitable, growing up is optional"
Darth Vader 1986 F-350 460 converted to MAF/SEFI, E4OD 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, traction loc 3:55 gear, 160 amp 3G alternator
Wife's 2011 Flex Limited
Daily Driver 1994 Taurus LX
Project car 1986 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 2.2L Turbo II, modified A413
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Gary Lewis
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Whatever you can come up with we can put on the web site.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Re: Merry Christmas! Documentation Is Ready

CountryBumkin
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Gary Lewis wrote
But, I do see that the TSB says it is Page 8.  It looks like the first page of that TSB, and it doesn't seem like anything is missing, but......  Does anyone know?
These TSB were printed out of a shop book that had all of the TSBs. The page number (8) does not refer to the number of pages specific to the one TSB, its just the location of that page in the shop book.
-Mike
1982 F250 4x4 XLT Lariat, 460cid, 9.5:1, TFS 290 Street Port heads, Crane Hyd. Roller cam (278/286 adv.,216/224 @.050, .560"/.586" lift), Edelbrock Performer 460 intake, Quick Fuel Technologies HR780VS carb, MSD 6AL ignition with Start/NO2 Retard box and MSD Billet distrib., Hedman headers, NOS Cheater system, 4" Suspension lift, 3" body lift, 4.56 gearing, 17x12.5Rx37 tires MT Baja ATZ-P3.
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Re: Merry Christmas! Documentation Is Ready

CountryBumkin
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what else are you looking for?

I have the 1982 Emissions Diagnosis manual and the 1984 Emissions book the Kultulz copied from.

Plus I have the Ford Emissions/EEC "Training" book which has some good drawings and operations/explanations of various components.

I don't have any emissions devices on my truck anymore so I haven't worked on this stuff in decades, and I've forgotten a lot too, but I'm glad to look something up if you need me to.
-Mike
1982 F250 4x4 XLT Lariat, 460cid, 9.5:1, TFS 290 Street Port heads, Crane Hyd. Roller cam (278/286 adv.,216/224 @.050, .560"/.586" lift), Edelbrock Performer 460 intake, Quick Fuel Technologies HR780VS carb, MSD 6AL ignition with Start/NO2 Retard box and MSD Billet distrib., Hedman headers, NOS Cheater system, 4" Suspension lift, 3" body lift, 4.56 gearing, 17x12.5Rx37 tires MT Baja ATZ-P3.
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Gary Lewis
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Mike - That makes sense. Thanks for the explanation.

I don't know what I want since I really don't know what you have. I don't want to copy complete books, but snippets like KULTULZ did are good. So, if you want to look and see what you think that's fine. Or we could wait until someone needs something and look it up then.

Basically I'm wanting this site to be the best anywhere for documentation on these trucks. In other words, I would like it to eventually have everything anybody needs. But that will take time to do.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Gary Lewis
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David posted a link in the eBay Finds thread to a headlight door, so I went to the Exterior section to check the number on it. Turns out I didn't have headlight doors nor grilles in, but I've added them now to the Grilles, Moulding, & Headlight Doors tab here: http://www.garysgaragemahal.com/exterior-trim-and-moulding.html.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/soon-to-be ZF5/3.55's & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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