61-79-list-digest Wednesday, September 2 1998 Volume 02 : Number 430



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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - 65-66 grilles
FTE 61-79 - Madness
FTE 61-79 - La Nina's got me scared
Re: FTE 61-79 - 300 six
Re: FTE 61-79 - More Silly electric problems
Re: FTE 61-79 - Steering box swap
FTE 61-79 - Starter wrap
FTE 61-79 - Rear springs
Re: FTE 61-79 - La Nina's got me scared
RE: FTE 61-79 - Optima Batteries
Re: FTE 61-79 - TRANNY PROBLEMS
Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear Springs
Re: FTE 61-79 - New thread: was RE MAJOR electrical problems
Re: FTE 61-79 - La Nina's got me scared
Re: FTE 61-79 - New thread: was RE MAJOR electrical problems
Re: FTE 61-79 - twin traction beam
Re: FTE 61-79 - twin traction beam
FTE 61-79 - cooling again
FTE 61-79 - internet outage
FTE 61-79 - New 67-72 tailgates
Re: FTE 61-79 - New 67-72 tailgates
FTE 61-79 - u-joints
Re: FTE 61-79 - twin traction beam
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Anti-SPAM
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: More on spam... please read.
Re: FTE 61-79 - Steering box swap
Re: FTE 61-79 - New 67-72 tailgates
Re: FTE 61-79 - AC mounting bracket, thanks and so on,
Re: FTE 61-79 - Did 67-72's 4x4's have dual tanks?
RE: FTE 61-79 - u-joints
Re: FTE 61-79 - u-joints
FTE 61-79 - 1978 question

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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 07:32:50 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 65-66 grilles

I've noticed that in most all catalogues I've seen lists the '66 grille
as the only available replacement part for the '65.

> If it fits a '66, then it will fit the '65. They are the same
> frame/chassis. Grill is the only difference I am aware of.


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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 07:39:04 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Madness

I think you ought to be locked in a rubber room and made to watch TNN
Motor Madness 24 hours a day until you come to your senses... :-)

Really though, if you watch the tough trucks competition (on (TNN) you
really do see the advantage of TTB for absorbing airborne abuse, but 90
mph air.....I don't know.

> Hope ya all don't think I'm really crazy now.
>
> JUMPINFORD AOL.com

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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 06:48:56 -0600
From: Rab Rawlins
Subject: FTE 61-79 - La Nina's got me scared

With La Nina right around the corner I best get Whitey finished and I
need your help. Whitey's my 1977 F-250 Crew cab 4x4 w/ a flat deck.
I'd like to put 36" tires on it and I'd rather not put a lift kit on
it. It already sits pretty high and if I can get another 2-3" with just
the rubber I'd be happy.What do I need to watch out for? I'm also
replacing the 400 with a 460. Do I have to do anything to the np465
tranny or will the 460 bolt in?

Thanks,

Rab
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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 07:01:12 -0600
From: Rab Rawlins
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 300 six

I've got 300 six's in my 67 Ford 1t. dually with a dump box and a 77 ford crew
cab F-250 2x4 flat deck. Both are serious hauler's for my landscape company. I
originally bought the crew cab as a parts truck for my 4x4 but after driving it
for a week I turned it into my daily driver while my 4x4 gets redone. They are
an awesome engine. Take a little while to get up to speed but it never say's
never. I really like the fact that a lot of the parts (filters,plugs, etc.) are
interchangeable with the351/400's.

Rab
Calgary, Alberta

Robert Houlne wrote:

> I was wondering how many of you have or have had a Ford truck with the 300
> six. My personnel experience with the engine has been great. I think it is
> the greatest and most reliable engine ever build, way more than some
> japanese car.
>
> Anyway I would like to here from you!!
>
> Robert
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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 08:26:58 -0500
From: "J Elliott"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - More Silly electric problems

Steve wrote:

>One of the cute features of the Ford charging system is that it gets
current to operate the regulator thru terminal "I", the idiot light
circuit. If the idiot light bulb is burned out or missing, the
system will not charge... )-:

Hmmm. Steve, on a '69 would the same be true of the ammeter? (I haven't
acquired a schematic yet.) Mine is not working and I have not gotten around
to chasing it down yet. Mine does appear to charge tho, as the regulator
when I got the truck was letting the battery overcharge (so it was
replaced)...

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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 08:29:11 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Steering box swap

>I have a '75 F-100, this truck has a major design problem, all the
>hydraulic steering assist components are located at the axle, not
>including the pump of course. This includes the steering spool actuator
>and the hydraulic piston. I do alot of four wheeling and I keep
>breaking the spool on rocks, needless to say it's a very weak link in
>the steering system. What I want to do is convert the steering box over
>to one that all the hydraulic assist is integrated in the box itself.
>I've been told that a steering box off of a '78-'79 Bronco would be
>perfect, with minor modifications of course.
>
>Does any one have any other ideas on this subject that may assist me on
>this project?
>
No ideas, but I'd really like to do this on my truck as well. (74 1/2Ton
4x4) Someone told me that frame modifications were necessary, but I
haven't had time to check this out. From what I've seen the steering boxes
LOOK the same, but that doesn't mean anything when you actually go to bolt
it up.

Anyway my thinking on it was I already have a manual link, so that should
get rid of the control valve, so all I would need to do is unhook the ram
and valving then bolt in the "new" integral box and probably new hoses for
the box (assuming the control valve hoses are considerably longer).

Is this what you were thinkin, or am I missing something obvious ?


Just my 2cents

Bill

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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 09:28:09 -0400
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Starter wrap

Jay writes: >>Does anyone have an idea for another good material for
making a starter heat shield

Late model ('90 and later) D*dge 4 cyl and V6 cars have a factory installed
starter blanket that is held on by a clip. It looks like the insulation
under the hood with a real thick tinfoil cover glued to it. The tinfoil
being to the outside (away from starter). It covers the starter and the
solenoid.

These should work for you, and they should be available from the D*dge
dealer or the salvage yard. Other makes may also use them.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 09:34:00 -0400
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rear springs

Chad writes: >>The local spring shop said they'd be happy to make me new
springs for $400 a side, and I nearly choked! Does anyone know a good
source for decent leaf springs that won't leave me feeling unloved and
poor?

Try the local salvage yard. Any F250 springs from around '67 to about '77
should be the same width and length. There may be several varieties of #'s
of leafs, but the more leafs, the stiffer. They would be better than
$400/side IMHO.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 10:14:09 -0400
From: luxjo thecore.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - La Nina's got me scared

Rab Rawlins wrote:
>
> With La Nina right around the corner I best get Whitey finished and I
> need your help. Whitey's my 1977 F-250 Crew cab 4x4 w/ a flat deck.

Not sure if the 77 was still the "highboy", but the 78 (F-250) I
picked up had 4 " lift and 35 BFG AT's (which are 33 in actual dia). If
your stock height was close to a 78, I would say 36's will probably hit
in the front. If you only street drive, then you may be OK. Bushwacker
makes cutout fender flares that give you about 2" extra around the
entire wheelwell (and 3-4 inch extra width). May want to pick up another
set of fenders to hack up and spray paint to match. Then you can go back
to stock if you desire. Sounds like your OK in the rear if bed is flat.

After 35" diameter tires, you get into the offroad tire only
category. Very few of the 36" tires are radials and all are very noisy.
If none of this is a concern, then you have to figure out how wide you
want to go. I'd stay thinner for street driving. Cepeck radials are the
widest, but seem to be the least aggresive tread and probably the
quietest.

Also, for deep water stunts, I would relocate air pickup to somewhere
other than the grill and find a late model 5.0 mustang/T-bird rubber
distributor cover which will usually solve 99% of any water related ign
problems.

> I'm also
> replacing the 400 with a 460. Do I have to do anything to the np465
> tranny or will the 460 bolt in?
>

The NP435 bellhousing for the 400 is the same as the 460. Manual
flywheels are different, so I'm told.

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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 07:39:03 -0700
From: "Gillespie, John D."
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Optima Batteries

Kerry wrote:
I'm in Wichita Falls, Texas. Summers get a little warm here, but it's cooled
off quite a bit lately. Been hanging in the high 90's. " But it's a dry
heat, man." I hadn't thought about heat wearing batteries down. I had just
chalked it up to diesels being hell on batteries.

Hey Kerry and all, I've been using the Optima's for the last 4 years ever
since one of my former employers in Wyoming shifted over to them in his
company snowcat and service vehicles. Previously he was having to replace
72month deep cycle batteries roughly every 18-24 months. Since changing
over he is still running on the original optima batteries that he installed
6years ago. That and my new employer U.S. Gov't is now installing them in
their trucks, humvees, small boats, and various vehicles. And they do last
longer than some of the Gel cells that we used previously as systems
batteries and in some mighty nasty areas, from Bahrain to Alaska, to
Bosnia. I like em.

John
66 F100 240-I6

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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 10:46:49 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - TRANNY PROBLEMS

From: BlueOval77 aol.com
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 15:49:35 EDT
Subject: FTE 61-79 - TRANNY PROBLEMS

> to shift! All shifts are hard, but especially 1st and 5th; and reverse
> grinds. That didn't happen before the rebuild. I had a bonafide mechanic

If reverse grinds and it is not synconized then it has to be a clutch problem.
Nothing in the tranny can cause a shaft to spin by itself, it has to be driven by
a running engine, through the clutch........:-)

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's "The Ex-Black Hole"
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's "The Black Hole"
78 LIncoln Continental, 460, C-6, 19.5' long! "The Future.." :-)
9000#, in ground vehicle lift, Woooo Hoooo!

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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 10:50:53 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear Springs

From: cdailey hhs.state.ne.us (Chad Dailey)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rear Springs
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 13:39:38 GMT

> nearly choked! Does anyone know a good source for decent leaf springs
> that won't leave me feeling unloved and poor?

Arc Spring here in Ypsi did my bronco for $281 including all new bolts,
bushings and pins. JC Whittney has springs pretty reasonable as well but
you have to put them on. I drove in and drove out without getting dirty for
the above price :-) Shop around :-)

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's "The Ex-Black Hole"
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's "The Black Hole"
78 LIncoln Continental, 460, C-6, 19.5' long! "The Future.." :-)
9000#, in ground vehicle lift, Woooo Hoooo!

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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 10:58:26 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - New thread: was RE MAJOR electrical problems

From: "J Elliott"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - New thread: was RE MAJOR electrical problems
Date sent: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 07:36:38 -0500

> > BTW - Does anyone have an idea for another good material for making a
> > starter heat sheild (I can find sheet asbestos anymore, and I'm all
> > out!).

All you really need is a metal shield which is not directly connected to the
heat source to dissipate the heat so it doesn't reach the starter. A piece of tin
on a little bracket will suffice most of the time to prevent "radiant" heat from
the headers or exhaust pipe from reaching the starter. With an air insulator
on both sides of the shield it effectively stops radiant heat and dissipates it
out through it's edges and any contact points to what ever it's attached to.

Wrapping it will insulate it but over time the heat will still get to it and it's hard
to do and messy. Wrapping the headers OTOH will prevent the heat from
getting out in the first place so no radiation takes place but most header Mfrs
won't recommend wrap.........I did it anyway :-)


78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's "The Ex-Black Hole"
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's "The Black Hole"
78 LIncoln Continental, 460, C-6, 19.5' long! "The Future.." :-)
9000#, in ground vehicle lift, Woooo Hoooo!

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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 08:26:15 PDT
From: "Ethan Hawke"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - La Nina's got me scared

For icy-snow covered roads wide tires don't mean better, In North
Minneapolis they do not plow the roads (no one pays there taxs)narrower
taller tires can cut through the snow if you fish tail, and stop you
better. as for straight line highway travel you might be better getting
some big-fat aggresive tires and run low pressure like 7-10 psi. Or you
could do what i would drop the engine in get some heavy ass springs,
jack it up 12" put some wide axles in and bolt up some 48" Firestone
Turf & Fields (tractor tires), and have fun winching chebbys out of the
snow at $40 a piece, take lots of pictures.

Ethan

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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 08:32:53 PDT
From: "Ethan Hawke"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - New thread: was RE MAJOR electrical problems

A simple way to make a heat shield take a bend some sheet metal a round
the starter. Squirt some silicone on the starter, just a couple of
blobs. and drop the metal on top of that starter but uou'll needa
spacer of some sort. not high tech but it'll do the job.

Ethan

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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 10:53:49 -0600
From: "Dave Resch"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - twin traction beam

>From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
>Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - twin traction beam
>
>Everybody seems to be wondering why we want
>the TTB under the front end of an older pickup.
>Well My callsign speaks for itself. I've seen how
>well the TTB holds up to numerous airborne attempts.
> Which is what my truck club is all about.

Aha! I knew there must be a reason.

I usually try to go slower (off pavement) rather than faster, but you have
a good point about the TTB system. No matter how hard you land it, the TTB
will (probably) not break an axle housing and definitely won't break a tube
(since it doesn't use one). Springs and center pivot brackets (and even
the crossmember to which the pivot brackets attach), on the other hand,
will be thrashed severely by jumping. If you use a light-duty TTB system,
the radius arms and their mounts will take a pounding, and on the HD TTB
system, the leaf spring mounts will take the punishment.

If I were going to do such a conversion, I'd start w/ a 4x2 truck, because
it will have a crossmember in the frame to support the Twin I Beam pivot
brackets. I think it would simply be a matter of adapting the TTB pivots
to the truck's Twin I Beam mounting points. You might have to fabricate
new TTB pivot brackets to get a fit w/ the truck's crossmember, which would
be a substantial undertaking, but at least the truck would have a
compatible frame for converting, while a 4x4 truck w/out the Twin I Beam
crossmember would not.

As for the TTB components, the light-duty Dana 44 TTB (from an F150 or
Bronco) has longer arms than the heavier duty Dana 44HD or Dana 50 units,
and thus, the light-duty axle pivot brackets mount farther out from the
center of the crossmember. Although the axle housings are made from a
lighter gauge metal and not as strong as the heavier duty units, the pivot
bracket fitment might be easier/better for your conversion.

For jumping purposes, there may be an advantage to the light-duty radius
arm/coil spring system, too. I would think the radius arms would
distribute more of the front suspension shock load to the frame, and if you
have adequate radius arm mounts (really, really sturdy!), that might work
better than the heavy-duty setup w/ forward shackle leaf springs. Again,
since the 4x2 truck uses radius arms to locate the Twin I Beam axles on
coil springs, it seems like the conversion would be simpler, but probably
not.

Hope this is useful.

Dave R. (M-block devotee)


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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 13:49:28 -0400
From: luxjo thecore.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - twin traction beam

Dave Resch wrote:
>
> No matter how hard you land it, the TTB
> will (probably) not break an axle housing

The Bronco list has beat this one to death. A fellow Bronco lister has
told me he jumps his 80 Bronc and has cracked the axle housing (TTB)
twice. I know he was not doing 90 when it happened. I'm not saying one
is better than the other (in reality, it is a toss up from the quickie
stress anaylysis I did one day for the purpose of argument), but just
that the TTB is not indestructable.

In more common 4 wheelin usage, I personally think it's junk. Radius
arms are shorter/weaker, it has an extra splined section (which I have
seen completely strip), 8 lug/big bearing conversion is difficult,
camber swings are rediculous. Stock or slightly lifted articulation and
travel are also not that great. Don't forget bump steer, which can cause
massive toe changes. It's still better than the new double wish bone
stuff though :-)

OX
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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 08:04:34 -0500
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - cooling again

Well I might feel really dumb. I just gave advice on not over looking the
obvious. So I go raise the hood and what do I find but a loose fan belt.
Now would that cause overheating at an idle? Duh. I also tightened the
other belts. And I may have averted a near catastrophe. My air conditioner
compressor vibration had loosened the freon inlet and outlet on the pump.
I'm surprised that I hadn't lost all my freon, too. I think that if I
hadn't installed the brace, I would have had a big mess.


- -John

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1979 F150 Custom 351M C6, bashed in left door, new left front fender
1988 Towncar 5.0 EFI E4OD
Macintosh G3/233 minitower (The software box said Windows95 or better, so I
bought a Mac.)
1979 MC under restoration (my son loves old cars, too!!!)

Dearborn iron rules!!!!!!


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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 11:29:12 -0500
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - internet outage

I haven't been able to send or receive e-mail for several hours. Texas A&M
has had a router down. It's lonesome without the FTE gang.


- -John

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1979 F150 Custom 351M C6, bashed in left door, new left front fender
1988 Towncar 5.0 EFI E4OD
Macintosh G3/233 minitower (The software box said Windows95 or better, so I
bought a Mac.)
1979 MC under restoration (my son loves old cars, too!!!)

Dearborn iron rules!!!!!!


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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 13:55:58 -0600 (CST)
From: Stu Varner
Subject: FTE 61-79 - New 67-72 tailgates

I noticed in Hemmings, Sep 98 issue that Dennis Carpenter Reproductions is
making new tailgates exactly as Ford made them, in the USA. He will be
offereing them soon.

I am not affiliated with them in any way, I just know the tailgate is a
priceless
piece of steel on the 67-72 model Effies!!

704-786-8139

Stu
Nuke GM!

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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 15:26:37 -0400
From: Tony Marino
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - New 67-72 tailgates

HOW MUCH HOW MUCH HOW MUCH!!!

8-)

Tony
tony pscico.com
www.pscico.com/stu ('cause mine sucks!)

At 01:55 PM 9/1/98 -0600, you wrote:
>I noticed in Hemmings, Sep 98 issue that Dennis Carpenter Reproductions is
>making new tailgates exactly as Ford made them, in the USA. He will be
>offereing them soon.
>
>I am not affiliated with them in any way, I just know the tailgate is a
>priceless
>piece of steel on the 67-72 model Effies!!
>
>704-786-8139
>
>Stu
>Nuke GM!
>
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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 14:27:28 -0500
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - u-joints

For Birken (and everyone else, too)

I have the neatest little thing to use for an anvil when beating out
u-joints and other stuff that needs beating. I don't know where you would
get it, though. I got mine from my dad who had it ever since I can
remember. It is a 5 inch long piece of narrow gauge train track. It is
marvelous. If anyone knows where you can get some, let us know.


- -John

jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6, bashed in left door, new left front fender
1988 Towncar 5.0 EFI E4OD
Macintosh G3/233 minitower (The software box said Windows95 or better, so I
bought a Mac.)
1979 MC under restoration (my son loves old cars, too!!!)

Dearborn iron rules!!!!!!


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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 17:11:09 +0000
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - twin traction beam

Here you go

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.off -road. com /4x4web/ford/zim/ttb.html

It might help a little bit. I would start with a 80 and up chassis and
then adapt the body to fit.
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Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net
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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 21:01:47 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Anti-SPAM

A vendor has just recently cruised by our site and harvested email
addresses from the pictorial and is sending unsolicited email (spam)
to list members. They've just been chastised about it. If it
continues, I'll announce who they are to the lists so you'll know
who to stay away from.

Last night, an automated web email address harvester hit our site
and nearly brought it down. I fought with the stupid thing for 4
hours because it was stuck cycling through our shopping cart pages.
The web logs were building up faster than I could remove them.

Due to these two recent episodes, I'm going to revert back to a
policy I used to have on the web site: all email addresses on the
site will now have *spam-remove* in the middle of the address. This
will help prevent address harvesting.

Regards,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 21:47:29 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: More on spam... please read.

I just did some investigation and found who hit our server last night.
Check this out..... and read it all before you send any nasty email
to the spammer if you're one of the recipients.

Our logs indicated that IP 209.67.161.130 was the culprit. I did a
lookup and that resolved to globalpac.com

The spammer, John's F100s, was using kminet.net for the email server.
Did a lookup on kminet.net and guess what? Its hosted by globalpac.com!

Do not jump down John's F100s for this. They were, in many ways, a
victim, just like Ford Truck Enthusiasts and many of the list members.
The email address harvester from kminet.net caused major damage to my
shopping cart database and its going to take a while to rebuild.
Kminet.net is getting billed for all my time fighting off their attack.

I just got done talking to Diana Wall, of John's F100s. She was
pretty distraught. She was told by the marketers at kminet.net that
the mailing list they provided contained addresses of people who had
requested Ford truck products. As is sometimes the case, an innocent
victim can have their reputation ruined by the deceit of a spam
company. Diana had no idea that kminet.net just harvested the addresses
from our site, and who knows how many other Ford truck sites. She
didn't know it was spam, she thought the people wanted the emails.

For the record, Diana extends her deepest apologies. She offered to
email the people who were spammed but was afraid that it might make
matters worse. John's F100 has a good reputation in the classic
Ford truck community and I don't think this incident should change
that. Please send complaints to kminet.net as they are the true culprits.
I'm preparing an invoice right now to kminet.net for all the time I
spent last night fighting this off.

Regards,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com


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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 22:52:15 EDT
From: OldTrux aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Steering box swap

I would love to add P/S to my '66 4x4 but the steering box mounts on the
outside of the frame rails. All the boxes I've seen mount on the inside.
(Can't flip it over or the sector shaft comes out the top!) Any ideas?
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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 22:53:48 EDT
From: OldTrux aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - New 67-72 tailgates

In a message dated 9/1/98 2:07:22 PM Central Daylight Time, varners ten-
nash.ten.k12.tn.us writes:


making new tailgates exactly as Ford made them >>
Are these for the Styleside box or the Flareside?
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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 23:04:04 EDT
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - AC mounting bracket, thanks and so on,

plenty of junk yards here in georgia have trucks with fe's and old ltds,
station wagons
etc. be aware of the guys at metro mustang they're very proud of their stuff,
i prefer to
deal with melvins, they specialize in mustangs, 66-77 broncos, old ford
trucks, comets, fairlanes. they're in georgia also

jeff grant
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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 23:07:34 EDT
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Did 67-72's 4x4's have dual tanks?

i had a 72 f100 4x4 that had dual tanks.
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Date: Tue, 1 Sep 1998 23:48:46 -0400
From: "Ken Schneider"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - u-joints

I usually use a couple of sockets :)

The train track can be obtained from the local hobby store. How wide is it?
I have some that is roughly .5" to .75", what they call in train lingo, the
HO scale. The next narrower is the N scale which is around 1/3".

Ken

68 F100 360/C6/3.25


> I have the neatest little thing to use for an anvil when beating out
> u-joints and other stuff that needs beating. I don't know where you would
> get it, though. I got mine from my dad who had it ever since I can
> remember. It is a 5 inch long piece of narrow gauge train track. It is
> marvelous. If anyone knows where you can get some, let us know.
>
>
> -John

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Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 00:27:31 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - u-joints

In a message dated 9/1/98 8:57:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time,....


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