61-79-list-digest Tuesday, June 2 1998 Volume 02 : Number 329



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - Junkyard flunkies
FTE 61-79 - My little mule, I think she is mad at me (long/too long)
Re: FTE 61-79 - Junkyard flunkies
Re: FTE 61-79 - you got to be kiddin
FTE 61-79 - CARGO LAMP IN A SUPERCAB
FTE 61-79 - COOLING FAN QUESTIONS
FTE 61-79 - Windshield

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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 21:09:20 -0400
From: "John Miller"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Junkyard flunkies

Ken Payne wrote:



> does it qualify for an exchange, since they wrote
> "windshield, 72 Ford truck" on my receipt? I willing to > believe its
> an honest mistake

Ken, I believe that if this boneyard has any rep at all if you explain it
to them that you wanted a particular piece and somehow you were sold the
wrong one that they will do the right thing, I don't think it's a biggie.
You have a good way of speaking to people, ( not an A$&hole like me ) so
give the the flunkie the chance to fix the problem himself before going to
his boss, kind of let him figure out you could or will, I bet you he gets
you the right one and you gain some cool points, which is sometimes better
to have with the flunkies at a junkyard than the owner. If he doesn't get
you the right one then go to the owner and It'll get done.

By the way, What all parts are you looking for? I'm doing some boneyard
snooping these days myself. Hey what an Idea? could we post some "need/want
lists" for people to keep on the lookout for? Please post what you are
still needing, you never know.

John Miller, FoMoCoNUT Gibralter.net
96 F-350 Reg Cab XLT, 4x4, 460 w/ A4OD, My Baby "Baloo"
75 F-100 Reg Cab Ranger, 2wd, 360, C6, Daily Driver "Lucy"
and "always" looking ! ! !
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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 17:31:28 -0700
From: "Deacon"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - My little mule, I think she is mad at me (long/too long)

Moving into the new house all the items deemed unfit for the house
were exiled to the garage which created an over population problem in
the garage. The problem resulted in my inability to perform adequate
care for my little mule and my little mule began looking shabby and
suffered a growing number of ailments because of it. One of the more
serious was the movement of the shift lever when accelerating. I checked
my little mules motor mounts to see if they were broken and found 3 of
the 4 bolts in the motor mounts were missing and the 4th was loose. So
much for using anti-seize on motor mount bolts. :) I hate working on her
in the street but my wife said if my little mule made another mess in
the driveway, she would divorce me and I absolutely hate living in the
street so I submitted and and worked in the street to replace the bolts
but there was much more that needed attention. The power steering pump
was leaking the inside drivers door handle wasn't working and her forest
ranger green paint was getting dull. It was sad to see the scars of a
hard life take their toll on her. The circular ghost of a decal on the
doors that distinguished she was once enlisted in some labor camp as a
beast of burden known only as "30", the bondoed and primered holes in
the doors where mirrors with differing mounts had once been attached. I
felt shamed for my neglecting her and knew something needed to be done!
The weather being nice and warm I set out my task wearing a tank
top, shorts and sandals (the uniform for old California hippies) I
started hauling boxes from the garage and stacked them in the backyard
behind the garage. By the second day (there was a large exile of
unwanted household goods) it was looking like a place that I would be
able to give my little mule the care she needed. Proud of what I had
accomplished I leaned against a cabinet to admire my work and to take a
much needed rest. I grabbed a towel I had been using to wipe the sweat
from my brow and as if in slow motion I witnessed the unanchored metal
frame that I had my towel draped over begin it's decent for the floor,
between the metal frame with a weight of approximately 7lbs. and the
floor was my sandaled left foot. With cat like reflexes I was able to
without hesitation go immediately into the dance of pain. After the
normal amount of time I stopped my dance of pain and assumed the catch
your breath position. With hands on knees I looked at my foot to see a
growing baseball like swelling with a yellow tint and knew the music was
still playing so continued the dance of pain followed with a circular
waltz singing "Oh God this hurts" until the music subsided. Not wanting
to dwell on what had happened I went out and washed my little mule and
put her in the garage. With the aid of my buffer I applied Mothers wax
to her paint then polished her rims with Mothers aluminum polish. It was
getting late so I shut the garage and came in for dinner and sit back to
read the post on FTE. When it was time for bed I found I couldn't put
any weight on my foot and had to hop back to my bed. The next day to my
surprise, though my foot was swollen to the size of a football, I was
able to walk on it, kind of. I told my wife and kids I didn't need to go
see no stinking doctor. I went out and checked my little mules power
steering pump but it looks like it may need to be removed and replaced
so I fixed the door handle and a few other small but needed repairs.
Today I haven't worked on my little mule. I decided to give my swollen
foot a rest.
The power steering pump looks like it's leaking from the seam
between the pump and tank. I checked the lines and they looked OK and it
doesn't look as though fluid is coming from behind the pulley. Is there
a seam that is known to leak on the '73 type pumps? I cleaned the pump
to see where the fluid was coming from but things seem to stay dry in
other places. The leak and missing motor mount bolts happened at the
same time so there is a chance the high pressure hose and/or fitting
have been damaged from the engine movement and the brackets hide where
it's coming from. It's a small leak so it can wait a couple days. I
don't like my truck to leave it's mark in peoples driveways so I will
fix it in due time.
Later!

P.S. Please trim this post to reply. Thanks!


Deacon
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Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 19:26:28 PDT
From: "Jay Branscome"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Junkyard flunkies

If it were me, I would go to the person you talked to about the glass
from the blue truck. Explain what happened and ask for the glass from
the correct truck. If that doesnt work go to the owner. If you are a
repeat customer you'll get your glass. Just hope the flunkie doesnt
break it on purpose when he takes it out.

Jay B. 1965 F-100 Custom Cab Long Bed

JBMAN100 Hotmail.com

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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:52:54 -0400
From: "John Miller"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - you got to be kiddin

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> From: David Butts
> Any one know why a marine is called a 'Jar Head'? (It's not a riddle, I
> work with a lot of marines, and they are great guys, I wonder why they
are
> called 'Jar Heads')


Not that this has ANY Ford Truck content but I will answer your question.
We got the nickname because our "covers", hats to everyone else, fit very
snuggly and leave a ring or line around the Brain housing group (cranium)
when removed. This looks like where the threads for a mason jar lid would
be. So there you have it "JAR HEAD" ...

Now I am posting an advisory.. This goes out to all the Marines out there
on the list... Keep the content to Ford Trucks... Want to tell sea stories
and bust on the lower forms of service people.. do it somewhere else.. all
you squids, army dogs and Air Farce people police yourselves.. this is not
the place gents..

John Miller

Staff Sergeant of Marines
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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:20:25 -0400
From: "."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - CARGO LAMP IN A SUPERCAB

FROM: jerryrepka unidial.com=09
DATE: 6-2-98

Daniel:
My supercab lite switch came from a 72 F250. I put it in my 69 F350 =
immediately to the right of the steering column and left of the throttle =
knob, which is left of the cigar liter, which is left of the radio, =
etc., etc. Yes they did indeed come as a factory setup. Is yours the =
one with the red plastic knob that unscrews to change the little bulb =
that is inside ?? Its quite neat as switches go. I hope you got the =
harness that runs it. I would hate to have figured that one out myself!
Jerry

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Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 22:41:30 -0400
From: "."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - COOLING FAN QUESTIONS

Hi Steve-
did you mount 2 fans on the rad or did you mount a twin-fan unit?
I found Pep-Boys outlet locally that lists a twin-fan unit for HD =
cooling
of the 351W but they don't stock it so I can't see it. I think the mfg =
is Haynes ? ?...not sure. are there any better mfr's than any others ?
how did you configure the thermostatic control ? What type of sending =
unit did you have to use and where did you mount it?
Also, is it OK to run it direct off the battery using a relay through =
the sending unit?
You know....I have just got to tell you how much I enjoy driving at =
nite again after doin the "relay thing" with the lites. ...love those =
relays!
...would you believe I'm goin to rewire the rear lite harness the same =
way. With the BU's, the tails, stops & signals, and the body lites on 4 =
little 18g wires that run 17' from the firewall and only Henry II knows =
how much longer behind the dash and engine compartment, there has to be =
an improvement there somewhere.
You might be interested in knowing that certain GM C-bodys have at =
least two beautiful, big, black, plug-in type Bosch-type relays, (with =
number codes printed on them), wired with 12g and 14g wires to =
beautiful, big, black sockets right up high in the left side of the =
engine compartment just ripe for the picking to use for future =
conversions.
Jerry

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Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 23:17:21 -0400
From: Garry Bowling
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Windshield

Ken , Go back to the yard were you purchased the windshield. Go to the
truck blue truck to see if in fact they did remove or did not remove the
specified windsheild. Take the windshield back and tell them it is bad
and you cannot use it . Tell them you want to exchange it for the one
you wanted. When they pull this be there while the yard ape pulls it.
As for windshields you can use windshields from up to 79. Remember
mine...I purchased from a yard in Lithia Springs out of a 75 for only
$50.00. By the way the yard your visiting wouldn't be out in Hiram off
of Hwy 92 would it....I know they have a lot of trucks and there is a
light blue 71 or 72 with chrome....
Garry

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