61-79-list-digest Wednesday, May 27 1998 Volume 02 : Number 312



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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - Re: California Gathering
Re: FTE 61-79 - Carbs
Re: FTE 61-79 - Brake light update
Re: FTE 61-79 - engine pulling
FTE 61-79 - Stu 4100 info, email, brakes
FTE 61-79 - RE Paydirt
Re: FTE 61-79 - Carbs
RE: FTE 61-79 - silliness..
Re: FTE 61-79 - Straying topics
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE Paydirt
FTE 61-79 - Carbs
FTE 61-79 - 68 F-250
FTE 61-79 - Steering Wheels
FTE 61-79 - engine pulling
FTE 61-79 - Oil Drain Plug 68 F-250
FTE 61-79 - More 351M questions
Re: FTE 61-79 - Oil Drain Plug 68 F-250
FTE 61-79 - Engine Mounts To Put A 302 in A 66 6 Cyl
FTE 61-79 - cooling
RE: FTE 61-79 - Carbs
Re: FTE 61-79 - Carbs
FTE 61-79 - 73 steering wheel
FTE 61-79 - origin of "redneck"
FTE 61-79 - 68 F-250
Re: FTE 61-79 - Engine Mounts To Put A 302 in A 66 6 Cyl
FTE 61-79 - 160 degree t-stats and radials
Re: FTE 61-79 - 160 degree t-stats and radials
FTE 61-79 - Brazilian Fords/1957-1967 Ford Pickups

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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 09:10:41 -0700
From: Marv Miller
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: California Gathering

"Dean & Liz Becker" wrote:
Suggestion on California Get Together
> To the Person who is organizing the CA get together, Mary Miller?

"Tain't me. (No "tail" on the "V").
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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 12:21:09 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Carbs

> From: "John Miller"
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Carbs
> Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 09:55:45 -0400

> I have tuned allot of vehicles in the last 21 years and have never
> seen a combo you are speaking of. If someone has proof of this ever
> being factory installed please post your reference. I think you are
> thinking of a Thermoquad, which does appear similar and even is
> almost the same in operation. Baked potato suit on and ready.. :)

I saw it in a catalog listing for one of the muscle cars as a direct
stock replacement but can't remember which model or year it was.
Seems like it was 68 or 69 but might have been 71 not sure.

While I would never put a chevy 14 bolt in my ford or a chevy engine
because ford has adequate or superior parts for each of those I have
to say that there are no ford carbs that equal the Rochester in
function or tunability so would not hesitate to use one on any car I
own. OTOH, if ford had seen fit to make their spread bore on the
same bolt pattern as the Thero Quad, Rochester and Holley 4165/75 and
had used tunable parts such as replaceable jets, metering rods etc. I
wouldn't even consider using anything else but ford fell on it's face
in that regard and every time I use a Rochester on my ford I'm
slapping thier collective hand for SCREWING UP #$%# #$%! :-)

I once told a union rep that if ford didn't make a vehicle I wanted
for a certain task I would readily buy a TOYOTA! He was not amused
but my argument is that I should not have to use something that
doesn't EXACTLY meet my needs if it's out there made by someone else,
it's my money after all. He still wasn't convinced but he felt
perfeclty fine about me buying a CHEVY rather than a Ford because at
least it was American made..........what an utterly rediculous
argument! No ford worker benifitted in ANY WAY by the purchase of a
chevy and don't bother to reply to this because my ears are plugged
on this issue, sorry. Chevy is no less a competitor and stealer of
my lively hood than Toyota, and again don't bother, my mind is closed
on this issue but you are free to have your own opinion.

If ford had made dirt bikes in 74 I would have bought a ford dirt
bike instead of a Suzuki.............

The above sentiment is one reason I stick to old trucks. At least
for the time being I can put any engine, configured in any manner I
wish using any tires I wish with interior controls in any
configuration I wish and I cannot buy this off the dealer lot at any
price, exactly as I want it. IOW, the truck I want does not exist
untill I make it happen myself so I stay with the old ones :-) And
if it gets a scratch, so what? :-) My daughter found a depression in
the plastic moulding on her front bumper when washing it the other
day and I thought I might have to call 911.........:-)



78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 12:23:15 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Brake light update

> Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 02:38:09 -0400
> From: Garry Bowling
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Brake light update

> Well it seems that my brake light is staying on because of the
> portioning valve. I disconnected the wire and the light went out.
> So obviously the wire is shorted to ground somewhere else.
> Question: Can a new portioning valve be purchased? And I have
> access to one on a 69 parts truck and should I just take it off and
> use it? Garry 67 F100

I used to get this every time I did a brake job. I found a quick,
firm jab or two at the brake pedal usually fixed the problem once the
shoes were properly adjusted. Some of these are more sensitive than
others too so you may have to fiddle with the adjustment of the shoes
to get the light to stay off.

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 11:31:11 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - engine pulling

> Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 08:44:18 -0600
> From: Jamey Moss
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - engine pulling

> My question is whether I should pull the engine separate from the
> transmission (like all the books and manuals I've read) or leave the
> two attached and pull them as a unit (as a co-worker suggested). Is
> there any reason that I shouldn't pull them out as a unit other than

You may have to take a few more parts out of the way to get it out in
one piece and on the ground the tail shaft of the tranny my hit the
ground before you can clear the front of the radiator frame. If you
have the grill and top of the radiator frame off already then it's a
piece of cake but some trucks have solid frames which cannot be taken
apart.

You should be able to get the top two bolts out from the top and the
others are pretty easy from the bottom. Leave the torque converter
on the tranny temporarily til the engine is out and when you store
the tranny put door shims under it to support the weight or store it
separately and gently stuff clean rags in the input shaft seal
(carefully). Also get some mechanic's wire to tie the front of the
tranny up while you pull the engine.

When you pull them together all the tranny fluid will drain out the
tail shaft if you don't have a spare drive shaft slip yoke and also
out the speedo gear hole if not plugged.

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 13:31:23 -0400
From: pickup65 juno.com (Jon E Purut)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Stu 4100 info, email, brakes

Stu I have an article about the 4100 in an issue of Mustang Monthly. It
was written by the folks at Pony Carburetor and is very good with lots of
info. If you would like I can scan and sent it to you.

As to your email problem if you can get access to a computer with a modem
you can get email without an isp. Juno is a free email service that does
not need internet connection. The way it is designed you use their
software to connect to their computer and download your email, then read
your email offline. You would have to register an email address with them
that ends with juno.com. They have access number that covers 400 cities
so no long distance calls are necessary. Even though my isp is att I use
juno for this list email because of ease of use. It is a very well
written program but the only downside is all the advertisements
(necessary to pay for the service.)

Also I would like to pass along this little bit of info. I went to Auto
Zone to get wheel cylinder rebuild kits for the rear brakes on my 1977
F150. I also needed to have the drums measured to see if they could be
turned. The wheel cylinder kits were $3.99 but a new cylinder complete
with everything was only $8.99! What a deal! I decided to get the new
units so when the counter guy brought them to me I noticed something very
interesting. The left wheel cylinder is made in China and the right made
in Italy. There were differences in the manufacture of both units but it
should not matter since the bore diameter is the same. What's my point?
Nothing really I just thought it was interesting. Also the drums I had to
buy were from Canada.

Jon E. Purut
Pickup65 juno.com
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1965 F100
1977 F150 (Brake work in progress)
1970 Mustang Fastback

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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 10:31:59 -0700
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE Paydirt

Ken,
What is a headlight "door"? I don't recall seeing any covers on the
67-72 models. Is there a picture of one on the pictorial page on the
web?

Tom H.


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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 08:55:47 -0400
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Paydirt

Ken writes: >>Went to a junkyard on Saturday and hit pay dirt! 7
(maybe
9) 67-72 F100s > in various states. I'm going back to get an A/C unit,
chrome drip rail, > windshield and the chrome around it, one headlight
"door", steering wheel, > one taillight bezel, 4 bbl Holley and more.
Anyone in need of parts, > let me know, I'll have some for sale soon!


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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 10:46:22 -0700
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Carbs

Well said Gary. In America we have the right to choose, that's what makes
it America. We also have the right to have and express whatever opinion we
want...see above.

I've been a blue oval guy for about 14 years but prior to that when I
bought my first brand new car in 1984 the big 3 didn't make a car in my
price range that was worth the powder to blow it to h*ll. I bought Japanese
because I could get a quality product for a good price. I have friends who
still swear by foreign iron/steel/aluminum.

I found that after about 87-88 the big 3 got the message and Ford put out
the best American iron on the market. They still do. I drive rental cars
more than I do my own and so I get to drive allot of different vehicles.
The fit & finish and driveability on Henry's stuff is light years ahead of
GM and Chrysler.

Bottom line, consumers will vote with their pocket book everytime. Why else
do we have that moron in the whitehouse. Sorry...that's another subject.

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> From: Gary, 78 BBB
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Carbs
> Date: Wednesday, May 27, 1998 5:21 AM
>
> I once told a union rep that if ford didn't make a vehicle I wanted
> for a certain task I would readily buy a TOYOTA! He was not amused
> but my argument is that I should not have to use something that
> doesn't EXACTLY meet my needs if it's out there made by someone else,
> it's my money after all. He still wasn't convinced but he felt
> perfeclty fine about me buying a CHEVY rather than a Ford because at
> least it was American made..........what an utterly rediculous
> argument! No ford worker benifitted in ANY WAY by the purchase of a
> chevy and don't bother to reply to this because my ears are plugged
> on this issue, sorry. Chevy is no less a competitor and stealer of
> my lively hood than Toyota, and again don't bother, my mind is closed
> on this issue but you are free to have your own opinion.

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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 10:49:20 -0700
From: "Gillespie, John D."
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - silliness..

Hey Steve now THAT is definitely FTE relevant and I do like it. Besides how
else are we going learn all these new fangled computer programs.

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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 11:59:25 -0600
From: Ryan Dorman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Straying topics

(head humbley bowed) Yes sir, sorry I'll try not to do it
again....*BCG*(big cheezy grin)
(sorry Ken I couldn't resist)
Ken Payne wrote:

> Don't take this as a scolding, its just a friendly reminder.
> I'm just as guilty as anyone else..... no apologies needed.
>
> We're really straying off topic, especially with the redneck
> thread. This list is meant to be a lot of fun and a good place
> to get to know fellow Ford fans but we need to try to stay
> focused on FTE content.
>
> Ken Payne, List Tyrant

I can't believe how quick the thread went from fte to rant...

FTE content:
I'm getting ready to swap the 300 IL6 out of my 85 Bronco for a 68 390,
does any1 know if there is a Reasonably priced motor mount kit available,
or do I have to build my own as usual??? (I would rather spend a day
building motor mounts than pay $100+ for pre-fab.. cheap aint I....)
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58 F-100 292 sb 2wd
85 Bronco 300 IL6 4x4
97 F-150 4.6 sb ext cab 4x4
(and several others in progress)
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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 13:59:58 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE Paydirt

At 10:31 AM 5/27/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Ken,
>What is a headlight "door"? I don't recall seeing any covers on the
>67-72 models. Is there a picture of one on the pictorial page on the
>web?
>
>Tom H.
>

The aluminum or painted steel bezel around the headlight. Ford's
term for them is a "door". Check my 67 (red truck) in the pictorial
for a close view).

Ken



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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 13:04:28 -0500
From: John Strauss
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Carbs

>Well it was me that said I wouldn't mount one on my Fords, I respect your
>ways of using what works but I just like to use all FoMoCo parts. There is
>one thing I want to take you to task about though. I think you may be
>thinking of another carb which maybe in someways resembles a Rochester
>Quadrejet. I don't think you would have ever seen a G.M product on a ford,
>especially the T-bird or a CJ engine. I have tuned allot of vehicles in the
>last 21 years and have never seen a combo you are speaking of. If someone
>has proof of this ever being factory installed please post your reference.
>I think you are thinking of a Thermoquad, which does appear similar and
>even is almost the same in operation. Baked potato suit on and ready.. :)
>
Sorry but you will need to start looking at more early-mid 70s Fords. I
have personally seen a 429 with a factory Q-Jet. Also many big Fords and
especially Lincolns/Mercurys used the GM (Frigidaire) axial A/C compressor
and GM (Saginaw) power steering pumps. For you trivia guys, the first
automatic transmissions used in FoMoCo cars was the GM Hydra-Matic used in
early 50s Lincolns. Ford has used GM parts here and there for many
decades. However, I don't recall GM ever using any regular production Ford
parts - anybody? This probably is due to the corporate structures (just
about everything Ford is Ford, whereas GM has all those semi-autonomous
divisions like Fridgidaire, Delco, Morraine, et al).
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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 13:04:29 -0500
From: John Strauss
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 68 F-250

>I've aquired this 68 F-250 that I need some help with. It's got a 360 and
>C-6 with Dana 60? rears. This is the first time I've dealt with '67 to '72
>series so i have no idea what will interchange. I've had several '74
>to'79's, so I know I can do the front disc swap, but the problem is in the
>small things, like what year bench seats will swap and what year bed will
>not only fit but have the right body lines. Any info from you '67 to '72
>people will help me get started and will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
>
I just acquired the same truck with the same powertrain about a week ago so
we can learn together. :-) I just had the seat out this weekend and I can
tell you that the bolt pattern and tracks are identical to those on my '64
and '61 trucks. How far forward this went I don't know but I bet it is not
past '72. My Dad had a '74 and I don't think they were the same but that
was 20 years ago so I could be wrong. As for the bed, is yours a
Styleside? If so you will need '67-'72 to look right. Luckily mine
already has disc brakes so I don't have to deal with that.
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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 14:07:09 -0400
From: Garry Bowling
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Steering Wheels

fjm,
When I restored my truck I wanted to go back with the original ford
wheel. I purchased a repair kit from Eastwoods and repaired it myself.
The guys that saw my truck in Pigeon Forge can tell you about the
wheel. It will take a few ours of painstacking sanding but it is well
work it.
By the way the kit cost about 29.99 verse trying to find a new wheel. I
saw an NOS one at Pigeon Forge for 67-72 for $500.00.
Garry

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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 13:14:25 -0500
From: John Strauss
Subject: FTE 61-79 - engine pulling

Where do you live? I need a few misc. parts off that truck if you have
them. I am in Austin, Texas. Maybe I could get lucky?

You can pull the engine and trans together providing your hoist can handle
it. The C6 isn't overly heavy, maybe 150 pounds wet, so it's not that big
of a burden. You just use a big phillips screwdriver in the chain to make
the combo tilt like you want it to so you can get it out. I know a coupla
folks who will only do it this way so they don't have to try to mate them
back together in the vehicle. Myself I pull the engine seperate just for
the weight savings on the hoist but I seem to be particularly talented at
getting the engine and trans to go back together in the vehicle.
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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 13:44:29 -0500
From: John Strauss
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Oil Drain Plug 68 F-250

Who is the "genius" at Ford that decided where to put the oil drain plug on
my '68 F-250 w/360 FE? It's got a front sump to clear the drag link, OK,
but why not put the drain plug at the FRONT of the sump? Where it is now,
at the rear corner of the sump, is right over the frame rail for the TIB.
Oil runs all over the place and makes a big mess. Plus the plug is not a
joy to get a wrench on. I love Fords, own 6 of 'em, but this kind of
engineering snafu is embarrasing for FoMoCo. Are all the FE trucks like this?
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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 12:07:26 PDT
From: "Chad Pasma"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - More 351M questions

Thanks for the help so far.
Getting the right springs for my truck is no problem since the parts
truck that donated my engine is sitting out in my barn. I replaced
the rad and thermostat last night so now the truck runs a little
cooler. Yesterday I had an opposite problem to the choke sticking,
it wouldn't idle at all. I had to 2-foot it through town to keep it
running but after a while it corrected itself. What is this?
Is it the EGR valve stuck open at idle or something else?


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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 15:08:39 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Oil Drain Plug 68 F-250

At 01:44 PM 5/27/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Who is the "genius" at Ford that decided where to put the oil drain plug on
>my '68 F-250 w/360 FE? It's got a front sump to clear the drag link, OK,
>but why not put the drain plug at the FRONT of the sump? Where it is now,
>at the rear corner of the sump, is right over the frame rail for the TIB.
>Oil runs all over the place and makes a big mess. Plus the plug is not a
>joy to get a wrench on. I love Fords, own 6 of 'em, but this kind of
>engineering snafu is embarrasing for FoMoCo. Are all the FE trucks like
this?

Every 67-72 I've had the pleasure of crawling under has been like
this!

Ken


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Date: Wed, 27 May 98 15:19:43 -0400
From: "Donald R. Haulsee"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Engine Mounts To Put A 302 in A 66 6 Cyl

Hi,

I just subscribed, so plese forgive me if I'm asking an obvious question here.

What engine mounts do I need to put a late model 302 in a 66 F100? My plan is
to put a late model Mustang HO EFI engine with AOD in my 66 truck. It looks
to me like 302 mounts for a 69 F100 would do the job. Is that right?


Thanks,
Don Haulsee
Richmond, Va.
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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 14:17:56 -0500
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - cooling

I haven't read all of the digests yet, so I'll apologize in advance if I am
repeating someone.

First, get rid of the 195 degree thermostat and put in a 160. Second, clean
out your cooling system. It doesn't matter how big your radiator is, if
it's stopped up, it won't work. Third, clean the bugs out of your radiator.
If the air won't flow, the heat will build up. Fourth, check the
thermostatic fan clutch. If your engine is running 200 degrees, then you
shouldn't be able to turn it with your hand. PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T CHECK
YOUR FAN CLUTCH WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING. I have a six blade after market
stainless steel flex fan (sans the clutch) on my F150. It cools real well,
but has a 4500 rpm limit according to the spec sheet.

No one can replace Stu.

I'm a redneck. I know because I have six dogs that don't know they are dogs
and SWMBO tells me so.

Y'all have a nice day.


- -John

jmlagron tenet.edu
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6
1988 Towncar 5.0 EFI AOD
Macintosh G3/233 minitower (When speed counts, count on Macintosh)
1979 MC under restoration (my son is rebellious, but he loves old cars!!!)

Dearborn iron rules!!!!!!


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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 15:44:39 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Carbs

and many of the parts of the big 3 are purchased from other companies that
supply all 3 auto manufacturers, from dana axles to light switches to
pistons to gaskets, seats, and even truck frames on the newer models.

sleddog

and harley is mostly japanese!

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Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 1998 2:04 PM
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Subject: FTE 61-79 - Carbs

Ford has used GM parts here and there for many
decades. However, I don't recall GM ever using any regular production Ford
parts - anybody? This probably is due to the corporate structures (just
about everything Ford is Ford, whereas GM has all those semi-autonomous
divisions like Fridgidaire, Delco, Morraine, et al).
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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 15:51:38 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Carbs

> Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 13:04:28 -0500
> From: John Strauss
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Carbs

> don't recall GM ever using any regular production Ford parts -

We made starters for AMC at one point. They were identical to ours
but with a slightly longer armature shaft and different drive
mechanism as I recall. Same brand drive just slightly different
dimensions. Don't recall ever hearing of any parts for GM tho.

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 12:50:21 -0500
From: Bill Adams
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 73 steering wheel

Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 06:35:19 -0700
From: fjm
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 73 steering wheel etc

Hi, I just resubbed after about 6 months of enforced absence. I have a
1973 F-100 240 6. Sometime last year the subject of door panels came up

and a source in Tennessee (I think that's where) was mentioned. Anyone
remeber where that was? Anyhow I need a new steering wheel or at least
a good used one. Any source ideas? Our local dealer stocks them but
$190 is a bit more than I'd budgeted. Junkyard ones are all like mine,
craked from the heat.

My 66 has a nice 73 automatic steering column in it, I'm on the trail of
the proper one right now, as soon as I get the proper unit I'll let you
know and we can talk a deal.

Bill Adams
Parting out a 61 F-250 and a 64 F-100
Pictures at:
"http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/heartland/plains/6640/fordparts.html"

1966 F-100 Custom Cab, 352 V8, PS, AC, Long bed
1961 F-100 Unibody, 223 and a three on the tree!

The WoodButcher's Shop
"http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/heartland/plains/6640"

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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 12:41:56 -0500
From: Bill Adams
Subject: FTE 61-79 - origin of "redneck"

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> or is that a cutterman? unfortunatly, whatever the original and correct
> meaning of redneck, it is now used mostly as a putdown, or a very
> descriptive word of stereotypical people.


The term redneck started many years ago during a strike in a coal mine
in Tennessee, the striking miners, and their supporters all wore red
bandannas around their neck, hence the name redneck.

Saw it on The Discovery Channel.


Bill Adams
Parting out a 61 F-250 and a 64 F-100
pictures at
"http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/heartland/plains/6640/fordparts.html"
1966 F-100 Custom Cab, 352 V8, PS, AC, long bed
1961 F-100 Unibody, 223 and a three on the tree!


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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 16:00:56 EDT
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 68 F-250

Hey Stoney,

Well, as far as compatibility goes on the 67-72 stuff, I have parts on my 69
F-100 4x4 from just about every year truck between 1967 and 1980, including
F-250s....I am going through a Dana 60 swap right now and know that they
changed the spring perches and shock mounts somewhere in the 74 to 77 time
frame. Your Dana 60 probably has 16 spline axles, where again in the 74 to 77
time frame they switched over to 30 spline. These are the kinds of things I
wish I didn't know but found them out anyway....the hard way....

So, let us know what you are considering swapping and maybe we can figure out
what will work....

Colorado Jeff
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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 16:05:47 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Engine Mounts To Put A 302 in A 66 6 Cyl

> Date: Wed, 27 May 98 15:19:43 -0400
> From: "Donald R. Haulsee"
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Engine Mounts To Put A 302 in A 66 6 Cyl

> What engine mounts do I need to put a late model 302 in a 66 F100?
> My plan is to put a late model Mustang HO EFI engine with AOD in my
> 66 truck. It looks to me like 302 mounts for a 69 F100 would do the
> job. Is that right?

302's is 302's AFAIK so yes it should work but EFI? That sounds like
a fun project :-) The AOD may be different in length than the C-4
or FMX and certainly than a stick so you may have to mess with the
cross member location to mount the tranny.

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
78 Lincoln Town Car, 460, C-6, 19.5' long!

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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 15:06:12 -0500
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 160 degree t-stats and radials

Someone asked why they make them. In the good old days before smog control,
that was the most comon flavor. In order to reduce unburned hydrocarbons
sooner, thermostat temps were raised. Generally, the hotter the engine runs
and the faster it warms up, the less it pollutes. Alas, down in the hot
south and south west, 195 doesn't leave any extra room for drive-ins at
Mickey D's and stop and go on the freeway. I have run across several
veheicles with 210 thermostats. Water boils at 212. Too hot for Texas,
IMHO. As we have discovered before, what works good in the northern tier
may not be best for the southern tier. Shoot, I wouldn't even consider
cardboard, I usually need the air conditioner until Christmas break.

One other characteristic of radial tires. They maintain traction better,
but when they let go as in a sideways skid, they lose it without warning
and tend to roll off of the wheel whereas bias tires are better about plain
old sliding and squalling.

Why are you not supposed to rotate radials from one side of the vehicle to
the other?


- -John

jmlagron tenet.edu
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6
1988 Towncar 5.0 EFI AOD
Macintosh G3/233 minitower (When speed counts, count on Macintosh)
1979 MC under restoration (my son is rebellious, but he loves old cars!!!)

Dearborn iron rules!!!!!!


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Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 16:21:40 +0000
From: Garr&Pam
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 160 degree t-stats and radials

Why are you not supposed to rotate radials from one side of the vehicle
to the other?

Supposedly radials while wear oddly if you change thier rotation. Thats....


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