61-79-list-digest Monday, July 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 365



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - T18 and reverse
Re: FTE 61-79 - 3-pt. seat belts
FTE 61-79 - Re: JC Whitney online...
FTE 61-79 - 1963 f-100 disks, and saginaw questions
FTE 61-79 - Little oil leak
FTE 61-79 - Lowered rear end, mushy ride.
FTE 61-79 - 1954-55 F100 Cab
FTE 61-79 - 1978/79 Seat Brackets
FTE 61-79 - 400 heads
FTE 61-79 - Oil dipsticks
FTE 61-79 - Re: Deacon
Re: FTE 61-79 - T18 and reverse
FTE 61-79 - Dragracing
FTE 61-79 - NP205/203 swap
FTE 61-79 - Dealer Installed A/C
Re: FTE 61-79 - Dragracing
FTE 61-79 - Running too cool
RE: FTE 61-79 - Running too cool
FTE 61-79 - Aux transnissions
Re: FTE 61-79 - Oil dipsticks
FTE 61-79 - Vibration
FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup
RE: FTE 61-79 - Oil dipsticks
Re: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup
Re: FTE 61-79 - broken/bent Dipsticks WAS: FW: TWISTED TRANNY ID
FTE 61-79 - calorie
FTE 61-79 - Heater core bypass
Re: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup
Re: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: twisted tranny id
Re: FTE 61-79 - Vibration
RE: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup
FTE 61-79 - Fwd: INTAKES
Re: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup
FTE 61-79 - BFG Tires
Re: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup
Re: FTE 61-79 - Pwr steering whine
Re: FTE 61-79 - Pwr steering whine

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Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 19:00:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Koster
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - T18 and reverse

- ---Don Grossman wrote:
>
>
> I should put a picture of my 58 F-250 up. It would beat baggies and
boxes
> anyday :)
> --
> Don Grossman
> duckdon pacific.net
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacific.net/~duckdon


I would love to see pictures of your 58 F250.

Send 'em along!

Dan
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Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 20:59:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steve & Rockette
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 3-pt. seat belts

At 03:44 PM 5/7/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Howdy!
>
> Has anyone ever tried putting a 3-pt. seat belt system on a 61-66
>F100?

I have thought about this, If you solid up the brace that goes from the
door frame to the back window, it would make a perfect mounting location.
but you'd need to find a seat belt out of a late model car, that mounts the
retracter down at the floor. you'll also need to use an ell bracket to mount
the retracter.

Steve & Rockette...Lifes a beach
'63 F100 Longbox
'94 Taurus SHO - SWMBO's new car!!
and since most are listing all thier cars:
'72 Capri - Rockette's Toy, aka - SWMBO
'73 Capri - My Toy / Daily Driver
'73 MGB-GT Our Toy
'70 Torino GT My "New" Car


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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 00:00:27 -0500
From: "Dennis K. Austin"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: JC Whitney online...

How many of the membership has looked at the site
www.jcwhitneyusa.com ? I have been on it and found that as a website its very poor. Nothing more than an electronic
advertisment with a scaled down catalog. You can't even state what you are looking for. No search utilities. I couldn't
even tell them that I had a 1965 F100 as their survey only acknowledges the existence of vehicles in 1968 yet, their catalog
has things going back into the 40s and farther. It looks like somebody took JC Whitney for a ride and wrote a very poor
concept of a website for such a large catalog publisher.

- -=DENNIS=-

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Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 23:16:36 PDT
From: "Kevin Leone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 1963 f-100 disks, and saginaw questions

Ok, I know I've asked this question time and time again, but if there
are no kits to adapt disks to a 63 f-100 w/ solid front axle, why can't
a guy swap spindles to a 56 or something? How much difference is there
in the king pin diameters, and lengths?

Also, I read an article the other day where a guy adapted the ch*vy
saginaw steering box to a 50's era ford. It said that he had to make his
own bracket. The truck had the stock front axle. Has anyone tried this
yet? I recently put a used box on my 63 that looks as though it had been
gone through at one time, but I've already had to adjust the damed thing
twice!!
Thanks in advance,
Kevin
Y-blocks rule! : )

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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 02:27:13 -0400
From: "Marc A. Stine"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Little oil leak

I'm having a bit of an oil leak coming from around the oil pressure
sending unit on my 79 300 CID. Any suggestions of what to look for to
fix and how to go about doing it?
Thanks

Marc
mstine ycp.edu
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Date: Sun, 05 Jul 1998 23:26:48 PDT
From: "Kevin Leone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Lowered rear end, mushy ride.

About a month ago I removed a few leafs from the front springs on my 63,
and adapted a sway bar to help handling. I was impressed at how it
helped on these twisted roads hear in Branson Mo. Anyhow, I decided to
even it out and lower the rear as well. I removed the 2nd and 4th leafs,
and now the damed thing handles like crap again! I think I lowered it
like 2" or so, and I'm wondering if anyone else has lowered their
trucks on a budget, and still retained a decent ride. I always could get
a rear sway bar from the boneyard!! hmmm....
Kevin
63 F-100 stakebed
Y-blocks rule! : )

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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 02:16:21 -0400
From: Chris Robinson
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 1954-55 F100 Cab

Hi Ya'll,

My best friend is restoring a 1955 F100. He's doing a frame up build -
moderate mod's including a tubbed rearend, 460, new suspension etc.

Anyway, he was starting to work on the cab and realized it's not in the
best of shape. Question: Does anyone out there have a 1954-55 F100
Cab, fenders & running boards that are in good condition. No rustholes
and must be pretty straight.

If you do, please contact me and if possible, email me picts and price.
Thanks everyone!

Chris R.
slvrfrst bellatlantic.net

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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 02:22:49 -0400
From: Chris Robinson
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 1978/79 Seat Brackets

Hello,
I just installed a pair of later model reclining bucket seats in my 79
Bronco. It didn't have the original buckets but fixed back capt. chairs
from a van. Anyway, after installing the new seats, they sit flat or
nearly downhill towards the front! I went and looked at my brother's 78
and his seats have a wedge shaped attachment that bolts on top of the
sliders that give the seats a rake towards the back. Does anyone have
them for both seats? I need them bad, I feel like I'm gonna fall out of
my seat!!!

Chris R.

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Date: Sun, 5 Jul 1998 23:44:04 -0700
From: "Art & Kat Lutz"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 400 heads

I can get some parts off a 78 Grand Marque with a 400. My truck is a 78
with a 400 also. I know there are some differences between the 400's in
the cars and in the trucks. Are the Heads the same? I need to get some
work done to my heads in the truck, and was wondering if I could just use
the ones off the car, and get them reworked. Are there any other parts I
should look at taking off? Thanks Art

78 F-250 XLT
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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 00:12:19 -0700
From: "Jim Cron"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Oil dipsticks

Comment on Rab Rawlins note about bent oil dipstick (on his 300 six I think
he said). I can't keep a dipstick in my 360 in my '74 F-250. The original
broke off well above the oil level so I found another. In a day or so the
lower 4" or so of that one was gone. I have quit feeding it dipsticks, just
use one from another truck to measure and reinsert a gobbled one to close
the hole. Is this a known problem, or some aggravation only I am blessed
with?

Jim Cron
'67 F-100 snb 390,
'74 F-250 360 dumping flatbed
'65 F-600 390 dumping flatbed





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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 02:19:50 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Deacon

> I had ISP problems and was off line for a few days, and I've been
> getting some work done around the house. I do love taking in the summer
> time sites here in sunny California. My new line "Haven't I seen you in
> alt.binary erotica" is working but they kick me off the school grounds
> faster now. :)

Yeah, I know what you mean, you might try bringing enough candy for
everyone..., works for me. ;-)

Sitting on a park bench,
Eying little girls with bad intent....
Sitting in the cold sun,
Watching all the pretty panties run,

Hey Aqualung

- --
Come on over to my Back Porch
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ldd.net/scribers/ballingr
Ballinger
ballingr ldd.net
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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 03:12:08 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - T18 and reverse

Dan Koster wrote:

> ---Don Grossman wrote:
> >
> >
> > I should put a picture of my 58 F-250 up. It would beat baggies and
> boxes
> > anyday :)
> > --
> > Don Grossman
> > duckdon pacific.net
> > http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacific.net/~duckdon
>
> I would love to see pictures of your 58 F250.
>
> Send 'em along!
>
> Dan

I'll snap some pics and have the film developed. If you don't see them
by friday remind me.


- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacific.net/~duckdon

63 F-100 4x4 with 3/4 ton running gear and most of the trimmings.


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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 08:11:47 -0400
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Dragracing

Mike writes: >>The engine ran out of steam past 4000 RPM

At 5000', I'd run out of steam before that. Where are you anyway??
Dennver??? Mexico City???

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 09:20:42 -0400
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - NP205/203 swap

John Mac writes: >> have a spare NP205 I'm trying to sell and a gentleman
called me with a 76 390/C6 NP203 setup. He wants to swap out the 203 and
put in the NP205. Is there a kit made that facilitates this swap

I did this exact swap back around '78. I may miss something but as I
remember it here it is; Drive shafts are both different lengths. The
adaptor from the transmission to the transfer case is different. The hubs
will need lockouts installed. The shifter is different. These are as I
remember it. Hope this helps. If there is a "kit", I'm not aware of it.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 08:23:55 -0500
From: John Strauss
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Dealer Installed A/C

>Whoa!! Wait a minute!!! I live in Cedar Park with a dead dealer
>installed AC in a '73 F100. If no one else wants it, I'll come get it.
>
Jim,
It won't work on your truck. The '67-'72 dash is bi-level, in that the
bottom of the dash drops down for the instrument cluster. The '73-'79 dash
is straight across. Jamey's unit is bi-level as well to accomodate the
shape of the dash. It would look pretty funny on your '73 to say the
least! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news....
_
_| ~~. John Strauss
\, *_} jstrauss inetport.com
\( Texas Fight!

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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 10:03:39 EDT
From: SuperMagot aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Dragracing

In a message dated 98-07-06 08:12:58 EDT, you write:

>The engine ran out of steam past 4000 RPM

At 5000', I'd run out of steam before that. Where are you anyway??
Dennver??? Mexico City??? >>

Yeah, Bandimere is in Denver (well just outside of town a little ways)
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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 10:07:32 -0400
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Running too cool

John P. writes: >> Why does the 360 run so cool?

Try another T'stat. I think you got a bad one. If you got a good one, it
doesn't matter if the radiator is as large as Lake Michigan, the temp
inside the engine should be at the temo of the T'stat, thjus the temp gauge
should indicate around 195 for a 195 degree t'stat.



Azie
Ardmore, Al.





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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 10:21:38 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Running too cool

bad thermostats. you'd think for a part that has been made for so long, so
many millions, they'd get it right. on my first complete V8 i ever did,
the brand new thermostat was bad. overheated big time! nothing like
trying to break in a cam while it's overheating.

sleddog

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From: am14 chrysler.com[SMTP:am14 chrysler.com]
Sent: Monday, July 06, 1998 10:07 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Running too cool

John P. writes: >> Why does the 360 run so cool?

Try another T'stat. I think you got a bad one. If you got a good one, it
doesn't matter if the radiator is as large as Lake Michigan, the temp
inside the engine should be at the temo of the T'stat, thjus the temp gauge
should indicate around 195 for a 195 degree t'stat.



Azie
Ardmore, Al.





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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 10:28:50 -0400
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Aux transnissions

Jon P writes: >>Azie, what exactly are Auxiliary transmissions? If they
are what I think they are then it might be a solution for my F500 gearing
problem. The rear end ratio is 6.20 and the tires are 7.50 x 20 and 36
inches in diameter. I ran some calculations to get engine rpm at different
speeds and this is what I came up with.


A transmission behind the main transmission These come in 2speeds,
3speeds and 4speeds, with the 3speed being the most common and the 2speed
being a close second. Usually large (3ton and larger) trucks such as large
bulk feed trucks and over the road tractors used them for several years.
(Tandem drive axles so a 2 speed rearend is not useable) A perfect Aux for
the small (3/4 and 1 ton) is the Spicer 5831. It is supposed to have a 2.2
to 1 under and a .8 over drive. I can't confirm this as of yet, but I can
in a few weeks. Just located one just last week at a place in Mississippi
over the phone, and I haven't had time to go and get it yet. ($400.00) I;ll
let you know as soon as I can get it home and check it out. They were
factory offerings in many trucks from all brands. Maybe still offered, I
don't know.

I'll have to make the mounting crossmember and other hardware, but I'm
going to use it in a '77 4X4 F250 chassis that I have.

Azie
Ardmore, Al


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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 11:04:49 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Oil dipsticks

At 12:12 AM 7/6/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Comment on Rab Rawlins note about bent oil dipstick (on his 300 six I think
>he said). I can't keep a dipstick in my 360 in my '74 F-250. The original
>broke off well above the oil level so I found another. In a day or so the
>lower 4" or so of that one was gone. I have quit feeding it dipsticks, just
>use one from another truck to measure and reinsert a gobbled one to close
>the hole. Is this a known problem, or some aggravation only I am blessed
>with?
>
>Jim Cron
>'67 F-100 snb 390,
>'74 F-250 360 dumping flatbed
>'65 F-600 390 dumping flatbed
>

Weird, the dipstick on my 390 has no problems. I've
never heard of this before.

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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 10:07:03 -0500
From: "Brett"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Vibration

Hi everyone, I've got a nagging vibration problem. It used to occur just at
2200 rpm in 3rd gear, which happens to be about 40 miles per hour. If I
would shift it into 2nd gear the vibration would still be there. Yesterday
it was occuring anywhere between 2000 and 3000 rpm in 3rd gear, and
sometimes it wouldn't happen at all. I'm pretty much stumped. I checked all
the u-joints, I'm not totally sure how to tell if they're bad, but they all
seemed solid and I couldn't see any rust or anything coming out of the caps.
My tires are all at the correct pressure and there isn't any mud or anything
on them or the driveshafts. Any ideas?

Brett
76 F250 4x4 460 C6 38's

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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 11:29:51 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup

Hello Fellow Fod lovers,

I recently purchased my first Ford truck. It is a 73 F-250 XLT Ranger Camper
Special. It has 89,000 miles and has always been here in Las Vegas. I paid
$1000 cash for it and I think I got a good truck. My problem is that the
original 390 has an upper end knock, and #3 and #6 cyl's are dead. My dad
said its all head work, but I am wondering if I should just go ahead and buy a
crate 390 and build it up. I plan on using this truck for play as I recently
found out that you can jump a Ford without causing any damage. It's a whole
lotta fun. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 11:34:01 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Oil dipsticks

dip sticks should never have this problem. you now have the remains of two
of them in your oil pan, not to mention the damage it may have done to your
oil pump, bearings, etc.

ok, now maybe you are more worried. well i would be, but that's me. if
everything else is fine - keep driving. you see, what i think happened is
the crank windage sucked the end into it, and ate it off. why on yours? i
don't know, but i have heard of this on other engines when a pan was
swapped, or a dipstick put in the side of the pan, when it was origianlly
going thru someplace like the timing cover.

now i have seen an FE eat up two oil pump shafts, wrapping them around the
crank with no other major damage, so the stick may not have caused any
other problems. but i bet if you look, somewhere in your pan are
leftovers.

did you swap pans? or maybe move the dipstick in to a new location?

oh crap! that reminds me- i have to figure out how to put a dipstick into
my new engine. one more thing to do, and no time to do it.

sleddog

>Comment on Rab Rawlins note about bent oil dipstick (on his 300 six I
think
>he said). I can't keep a dipstick in my 360 in my '74 F-250. The
original
>broke off well above the oil level so I found another. In a day or so the
>lower 4" or so of that one was gone. I have quit feeding it dipsticks,
just
>use one from another truck to measure and reinsert a gobbled one to close
>the hole. Is this a known problem, or some aggravation only I am blessed
>with?
>
>Jim Cron
>'67 F-100 snb 390,
>'74 F-250 360 dumping flatbed
>'65 F-600 390 dumping flatbed


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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 09:26:41 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup

Thanks for your message at 11:29 AM 7/6/98 EDT, JUMPINFORD aol.com. Your
message was:
> I recently
>found out that you can jump a Ford without causing any damage. It's a whole
>lotta fun.

You must have strong legs. You have to get a pretty good run at it? Do
you jump the bed or the whole thing, cab and all....?



1962 Unibody, short box, big window--351C
1970 Marquis 429
1973 Mustang 302 (tired)
1962 short stepside (big empty space under the hood)
!962 Unibody short box (shell)traded to Levi--
It's gonna be a convertible!
1990 Aerostar
1981 Rabbit Convertible (How did that get in here?)
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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 11:31:25 -0500
From: Mike Schwall
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - broken/bent Dipsticks WAS: FW: TWISTED TRANNY ID

At 07:51 PM 7/5/98 , you wrote:
>Question: Chequed the oil in my 1977 Crew cab 300 six the other day and the
>oil dipstick was all banged up and bent. Scratched my head and straightened
>it. Today I checked the oil again and same thing!! Weird. What would cause
>this? Oil level is good. No loud knocking or anything, Just a dipstick that
>is bent in two or three places about midway up the stick. Any ideas?
>Rab

Is the dipstick tube pointed in the right direction? Something has to hit
it to bend it. Tube could be pointing the dipstick too close to the crank.

Mike

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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 10:36:24 -0500
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - calorie

I forgot at 760 torrs (sea level) or 1 atmosphere in the definition of a
calorie. Air pressure makes a difference, too.


- -John

jmlagron tenet.edu
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6, bashed in left side
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: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 10:36:30 -0500
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Heater core bypass

Nils,
On several occasions I was unable to locate a heater control valve. I
purchased a manually operated brass valve at the local parts house and
installed it in the line that fed the heater core. I could turn off the
flow during the summer and back on during the winter. Sometimes I needed a
pair of pliers. I used to have a tendency to over tighten stuff. It worked
just like a faucett, er spigot. Come to think of it, I drove a 65 or 68
International Harvester school bus for a while that had a manual shut off
valve right by the driver's seat. It had the round hand grip. The advantage
to this set up: 1.) no mess when you need heat/don't want heat, 2.) you can
get heat quickly when that first cold snap hits, and 3.) your engine
compartment looks normal. I have bypassed several heater cores when they
decided to put anti-freeze (50/50 mix) in the floor on my passenger's feet,
usually SWMBO.

Cover the ends so that a boll weevil or other bug looking for a home
doesn't homestead. We have mud daubers down here that nest in any orifice
left open for more than 2 minutes. I have to unplug my brake bleeders and
various vents regularly. As usual, sleddog is right on target.


- -John

jmlagron tenet.edu
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6, bashed in left side
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: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 09:42:30 -0700
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup

And just how didja start jumpin' Fords? Didja start out with like Escorts
and then Rangers then graduate to F150s? Do ya jump'em lengthwise or
widthwise? What kind of "damage" didja sustain while jumpin' other
makes/models?

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> From: Dennis Pearson
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup
> Date: Monday, July 06, 1998 9:26 AM
>
> Thanks for your message at 11:29 AM 7/6/98 EDT, JUMPINFORD aol.com. Your
> message was:
> > I recently
> >found out that you can jump a Ford without causing any damage. It's a
whole
> >lotta fun.
>
> You must have strong legs. You have to get a pretty good run at it? Do
> you jump the bed or the whole thing, cab and all....?
>

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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 13:12:48 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup

Well I got started when I was 5 building 4x4's with my dad. And untill about
a year ago I preached 4x4 to no end. Then my brother got an 84 F-150 2x4 and
we started romping in that. It got more and more spirited as we started to
see that even with 4 & 5 feet of air underneath us, the landings were
surprisingly smooth and nothing broke. Now the only mod to that truck was
F-250 coils up front for a bit of lift, but other than that it is bone stock,
right down to the 1 barrel 6 cylinder. I will say that for about 6 months I
had fun in the mud with my escort, but in answer to your question, I never
jumped it.
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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 10:23:11 -0700
From: Marko Maryniak
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: twisted tranny id

At 08:02 PM 03/07/98 -0500, you wrote:
>
>
>Marko Maryniak wrote:
>
>> If your reverse is UP, you have a Warner T-18 four speed.
>>
>> If your reverse is DOWN, you have a New Process 435 four speed. The NP 435
>> is heavier.
>>
>
> I hate to say it, but I think you're wrong. I have both trannies in
>different trucks and both are over to the right and down.
>
>Ross Henjum
Ross:

You have a different T-18 than I do. My T-18 goes UP, my 435 goes DOWN.

So we're both wrong!

marko

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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 10:33:58 -0700
From: Marko Maryniak
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Vibration

At 10:07 AM 06/07/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi everyone, I've got a nagging vibration problem. It used to occur just at
>2200 rpm in 3rd gear, which happens to be about 40 miles per hour. If I
>would shift it into 2nd gear the vibration would still be there. Yesterday
>it was occuring anywhere between 2000 and 3000 rpm in 3rd gear, and
>sometimes it wouldn't happen at all. I'm pretty much stumped. I checked all
>the u-joints, I'm not totally sure how to tell if they're bad, but they all
>seemed solid and I couldn't see any rust or anything coming out of the caps.
>My tires are all at the correct pressure and there isn't any mud or anything
>on them or the driveshafts. Any ideas?
>

Push the clutch in and see if it persists in coast.

My shop truck (jalopy) 2wd does this. The rear slip yoke is worn on the
spline, and vibrates noticably at about 50-57 mph. Sounds like a cessna
taking off.

My other suggestion is maybe one of your wheels lost a balance clip, or the
balance weight fell off your driveshaft.

You check your ujoints by raising the rear axle (on jackstands!) and then
getting under the truck and wiggling everything, up and down, side to side,
and turning back and forth. Any play is bad.


marko
67 mercury m-250 4x4 410ci np435 and 205
71 f100 360 tire burner shop truck, dana 44 ltd. slip (two stripes)

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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 13:40:16 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup

hey hey now, don't trash that truck! send me that good western bodywork
and i'll send you some rusty salted bashed and banged north eastern
sheetmetal to destroy!

as for the 390, do a leak down check - see if it is the rings, or just the
heads. if rings need attention, yank the thing and do a full rebuild. if
you can do the work yourself, you'll save some $$$ and it is fun, maybe not
as fun as jumping it though. i've seen some air myself in fords, and the
biggest problem was a broken oil pump shaft, but was it the jumping, or the
revs, i don't know. amazing how far you can drive an FE with out any oil
pressure!

a stock 390 with a good cam and carefully built will propel your truck to
some high jumps.

oh, BTW, a good seat and a 5 point racing harness with a solid (to the
frame) roll cage might be a good idea!! while you are at it, how 'bout
some prerunner suspension with 20" of travel and BFG baja tires? Hmmm,
some daylighters and a GPS with a tire rack in back and a tool box with all
tools and spare parts, a 410FE and a C6, reinforced rear with airplane
gears and send me some pictures of the 15 ft air you gonna get while
playing baja trophy truck.

sleddog

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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com[SMTP:JUMPINFORD aol.com]
Sent: Monday, July 06, 1998 11:29 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup

Hello Fellow Fod lovers,

I recently purchased my first Ford truck. It is a 73 F-250 XLT Ranger
Camper
Special. It has 89,000 miles and has always been here in Las Vegas. I
paid
$1000 cash for it and I think I got a good truck. My problem is that the
original 390 has an upper end knock, and #3 and #6 cyl's are dead. My dad
said its all head work, but I am wondering if I should just go ahead and
buy a
crate 390 and build it up. I plan on using this truck for play as I
recently
found out that you can jump a Ford without causing any damage. It's a
whole
lotta fun. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 13:48:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: FORD-TRUCK-70 webtv.net (RANDY D)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Fwd: INTAKES

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Sent this to the wrong address first time :-) reposting

RANDY
1970 F100 351W ( KNOCKING) :-(
1978 F150 351M ( DONOR TRUCK ) :-)
1960 FAIRLANE ( FOR SALE )


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From: FORD-TRUCK-70 webtv.net (RANDY D)
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 13:20:03 -0400 (EDT)
To: owner-61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: INTAKES
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I am getting ready to change the motor in my 70 F100 to a 351m out of my
1978 F150 . my question is will the intake off the 351w fit the 351m ?
If not what other intakes will fit ? I want to use the 4 barrel
carb off of the 351w ( new ) The carb on the 351m is a 2 barrel and
doesnt work very well . Thanks for any help

RANDY
1970 F100 351W ( KNOCKING) :-(
1978 F150 351M ( DONOR TRUCK ) :-)
1960 FAIRLANE ( FOR SALE )


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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 10:47:07 -0700
From: Marko Maryniak
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup

At 11:29 AM 06/07/98 EDT, you wrote:
>Hello Fellow Fod lovers,
>
> I recently purchased my first Ford truck. It is a 73 F-250 XLT Ranger
Camper
>Special. It has 89,000 miles and has always been here in Las Vegas. I paid
>$1000 cash for it and I think I got a good truck. My problem is that the
>original 390 has an upper end knock, and #3 and #6 cyl's are dead.

Sounds like sticky lifters or a bent rod. Try a cup of automatic trans
fluid in your oil. Run it for a few hundred miles then change the oil.
The tranny fluid is highly detergent and tends to free sticky lifters.

Another thing the list recommends is "marvel mystery oil". Seriously.
Contains wintergreen oil which is highly detergent.

I am wondering if I should just go ahead and buy a
>crate 390 and build it up.

You build 390's from the bottom up. You'd be best off building yours
unless it's cooked. You shud be able to tell that by tearing it down.
There is some oil passage work you can do to the bottom end to make it work
much better. If you're jumping you'll probly be spiking the revs every so
often.

I plan on using this truck for play as I recently
>found out that you can jump a Ford without causing any damage. It's a whole
>lotta fun. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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marko in vancouver


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Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 14:37:39 EDT
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - BFG Tires

Does anyone in Colorado need a set of BFG Radial A/T (33" 12.50x15) tires with
white spoker rims (8")? The tires have about 5000 miles on them....

Colorado Jeff
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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 13:40:42 -0500
From: Jim McCarty
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup

My experience with jumping Fords is that the jumping causes no breakage
at all.

It's that sudden stop at the bottom that breaks the $#% out of things.

Sleddog wrote:
>
> hey hey now, don't trash that truck! send me that good western bodywork
> and i'll send you some rusty salted bashed and banged north eastern
> sheetmetal to destroy!
>
> as for the 390, do a leak down check - see if it is the rings, or just the
> heads. if rings need attention, yank the thing and do a full rebuild. if
> you can do the work yourself, you'll save some $$$ and it is fun, maybe not
> as fun as jumping it though. i've seen some air myself in fords, and the
> biggest problem was a broken oil pump shaft, but was it the jumping, or the
> revs, i don't know. amazing how far you can drive an FE with out any oil
> pressure!
>
> a stock 390 with a good cam and carefully built will propel your truck to
> some high jumps.
>
> oh, BTW, a good seat and a 5 point racing harness with a solid (to the
> frame) roll cage might be a good idea!! while you are at it, how 'bout
> some prerunner suspension with 20" of travel and BFG baja tires? Hmmm,
> some daylighters and a GPS with a tire rack in back and a tool box with all
> tools and spare parts, a 410FE and a C6, reinforced rear with airplane
> gears and send me some pictures of the 15 ft air you gonna get while
> playing baja trophy truck.
>
> sleddog
>
> ----------
> From: JUMPINFORD aol.com[SMTP:JUMPINFORD aol.com]
> Sent: Monday, July 06, 1998 11:29 AM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - My first ford Pickup
>
> Hello Fellow Fod lovers,
>
> I recently purchased my first Ford truck. It is a 73 F-250 XLT Ranger
> Camper
> Special. It has 89,000 miles and has always been here in Las Vegas. I
> paid
> $1000 cash for it and I think I got a good truck. My problem is that the
> original 390 has an upper end knock, and #3 and #6 cyl's are dead. My dad
> said its all head work, but I am wondering if I should just go ahead and
> buy a
> crate 390 and build it up. I plan on using this truck for play as I
> recently
> found out that you can jump a Ford without causing any damage. It's a
> whole
> lotta fun. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 1998 14:49:11 -0400
From: luxjo thecore.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Pwr steering whine

am14 chrysler.com wrote:
>
> OX writes: >>The fluid was completely drained and refilled. It is
> currently filled correctly. I also jacked up the front end to check for
> binding. I can rotate steering back and forth by hand without to much
> resistance.
>
> What might cause a power steering system to crap out just from
> changing the fluid? Does the PS system need to be bled?
>
> Air in it somewhere, or pwr steering belt too tight. You mentioned
> resistance when trying to steer, so I suspect air.


Well, after swapping PS pump twice and putting in new PS high pressure
line, it was still just as bad. Seemed like PS valve was stuck as PS
worked slightly one way and not at all the other. I picked up a used
steering box and swapped it in. Leaked like a b*tch from the steering
input shaft. Swapped used box for a second used box and put that in.
Everything seems fine. Still wondering how PS box got messed up sitting
for 3 months. Picked up a factory tranny cooler to use as a PS cooler
for when those monster meats go on. BTW, those PS boxes are some serious
cash rebuilt ;-)

OX....


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