61-79-list-digest Thursday, May 28 1998 Volume 02 : Number 317



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Ranchero list?
FTE 61-79 - Re: FTE 61-79 Ken's Gold
FTE 61-79 - Junk Yard A C install?????
Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Ranchero list?
RE: FTE 61-79 - vapor lock definition
Re: FTE 61-79 - Straying topics
FTE 61-79 - Att. Gary Bowling
Re: FTE 61-79 - headers
FTE 61-79 - 63 FE mounts
Re: FTE 61-79 - Att. Gary Bowling
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: Oil Drain Plug 68 F-250
Re: FTE 61-79 - radiator
FTE 61-79 - Chinquapin?
Re: FTE 61-79 - headers
FTE 61-79 - Re: chrome removal how to?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Oil problem
Re: FTE 61-79 - Cold miss
Re: FTE 61-79 - 68 F100 questions (semi long)
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: chrome removal how to?
Re: FTE 61-79 - non FTE
FTE 61-79 - Seats
FTE 61-79 - clutch chatter
Re: FTE 61-79 - virtual motors
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: chrome removal how to?
Re: FTE 61-79 - vapor lock definition
FTE 61-79 - brake probs
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Ranchero list, content and big stick

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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 14:26:38 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Ranchero list?

> From: sdelanty sonic.net
> Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 10:47:24 -0700
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Ranchero list?

> Yeah, I'm on 2 FTE lists and 4 non-FTE lists right now. That's
> about enough for me for awhile... The problem I see with too much
>
> I'm not saying the rancheroo guys don't deserve their own list,
> nor would I prevent them from having one even if it were in my
> power, but I hate to see the knowledge base get split up too
> much...

You and I have time to deal with the traffic but some do not so will
give up the pool in the hopes of getting an answer from one of their
own type with less Deacon and Gary and Jerry (bronco list) cluttering
up the mail box. This is what I see on the racing list, actually
page, not email. There are maybe 10 posters who answer questions and
many questions go unanswered due to lack of traffic and exposure to
the right people.

We have the right people and exposure on this list but some can't
handle the mail traffic. These could come in as a guest to pose
questions and have them answered directly to them I suppose......?
That's what Jack did for a while. Seemed to work for him, right
Jack?

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: Thu, 28 May 1998 14:22:06 +0000
From: tfmf211 murphyfarms.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: FTE 61-79 Ken's Gold

Don't forget the refrigerant oil to keep your seals from
drying out!

-Ted
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Luckily for me, I still have a few cans of R12! Heh heh heh....
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 14:29:50 +0000
From: tfmf211 murphyfarms.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Junk Yard A C install?????

>From what I remember the green and black wire on the underdash
unit goes to a switch that is looking at the position of the dampers
inside the unit. Basically, from what I can gather once the dampers
are lined up properly the switch is triggered and allows the compressor
to do it's thing. I could be wrong. My whole wiring harness is under
my dash and mounted on the unit itself. Kinda self contained. But
that switch is the only thing I can see that would tell it whether it was
supposed to heat or cool.

My fan has an orange and black wire the orange being the power and
black the ground. I know there are one wire blower motors out there,
but I find it odd that a black wire is hot instead of a ground. That my be
true for the '79.

Please, please understand my unit is out of a '71and may be (and
probably is) a totally different animal.

Hope this helps!

-Ted
______________
Hi All.
I just installed in my 75 F250 4x4, an AC unit I pulled from a 79 F250 at a
local wrecking yard. Every thing fits great, but I cant get the electrical
working.
I am hoping someone out there can help!!!!!.
First the heater control wiring is different!
Second there are four wires from the unit in the motor compartment, one is=20=
a
ground, one is for the compressor, where do the other two go (black &
green)???

I can only get power to the fan motor from the black wire.

Thanks!
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 12:01:36 -0700
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Ranchero list?

I'm gonna throw my $.02 in here. First I don't agree that there isn't much
on the net for Ranchero guys. Let's not forget this is just a Falcon or LTD
in disguise so they have allot more in common with cars than trucks. I
owned a '63 Fairlane for awhile so I know there's plenty of support both on
& off the net for Falcon owners. Second, I agree with Steve D. about
diluting the knowledge base too much. Third, I really get way more posts
now than I have time to peruse thoroughly and I'm only on 2 lists, one FTE,
one non FTE. So there yuh go!

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> From: Ken Payne
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com; 61-79-list ford-trucks.com;
80-96-list ford-trucks.com; 97up-list ford-trucks.com;
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> Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Ranchero list?
> Date: Wednesday, May 27, 1998 6:36 PM
>
> Anyone here think a Ranchero list would be a good idea? The
> Ranchero folks really are up a creek since they join, find
> very little talk about their truck/car and leave. There really
> isn't much on the net for Ranchero folks. It shouldn't be a
> problem for us to admin it, I don't expect high volume postings.
>

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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 14:05:24 -0500
From: Jim Pointer
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - vapor lock definition

>Another thing to do is replace the metal line with a
>rubber one or putting a wooden clothes pin on the fuel line. Don't ask
me
>how this last one works but for sure it does.
>John Strauss

Is it acting as a heat sink, maybe, like the big metal monster
on Pentium processors?

Jim Pointer
66 F100 352 4 speed,
And now, one coat of new black paint on the previously rusty top!
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 15:10:23 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Straying topics

> Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 02:10:05 -0600
> From: Ryan Dorman
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Straying topics

> versatility offered by a 390, a 302 or 351 would work if I didn't
> need to have the power to motor over anything that gets in my way

> As far as the 460 goes I don't need that much engine...

Going into the 85 bronco? I forgot what you said earlier but the 351
can be made to do anything the 390 can do and do it more cheaply
IMHO. There are simply more after market parts, inexpensively
available for this engine and it will bolt in to your present tranny
making the swap less of a hassle. It's also an easier engine to work
on when you get around to rebuilding it etc..

If you don't need the power of the 460 then the 351W should be just
the ticket :-) Personally I can't see myself ever NOT needing the
power of the 460. It's just to dang much fun :-)

Funny thing is you've been getting along with the I6 for this long
so I should think any improvement in power would be appreciated? The
351W I had in my 75 van had a bunch of torque when it was fresh.
When it died i just had a hankerin for mo powa so I stuck a
cleveland (4v) in there and that was a big mistake, no guts untill
you hit 40 or so, then the 429 (my favorite) and then the 460. Funny
thing is I've never, ever been in a situation where I had too much
power.....:-) (you just don't mash the go pedal as much :-))


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: Thu, 28 May 1998 12:13:14 -0700
From: Marko Maryniak
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Att. Gary Bowling

Gary (and anybody else reading this post)

I am doing a frame up on my truck, a 67 mercury body on a 71 f250 4x4 frame
with 410 merc (okay, okay). The color scheme is wimbledon white with black
dash pad, salt and pepper seat (out of a stock 69) black trim around dash,
black door arm rests, black column, and black wheel. (BTW the lettering on
the tailgate will be dark grey, black is too harsh).

Anyway, the wheel from my 67 is perfect, but as Ford was prone to do, it
has been painted. It was molded in black plastic, then painted red, then
green (the 67 used to be holly green with green dashpad). So, I want to
make it black again, by removing the paint and polishing up the plastic
(since it was painted, it has never lost its richness to UV rays!). I was
thinking about the best way to remove the paint. I tried glass beading a
spot but the bead just bounced off. I tried a bit of thinners and they
worked, but that would probly do some serious damage to the plastic
underneath. I was thinking stripper may work but with the same problem of
stripping out the oils in the plastic underneath. What about sanding? is
that what you did? What papers did you use? Can you send me some info?

The next question is, how do I buff it back to shininess, if I do sand it?
Can you help with some directions? I know how to do a lot of things
(mechanically and prep-bodywork), but fine finishing is not one of my
strong points yet.

Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Anything I can do in
return, please don't hesitate to ask.


marko in vancouver
marko dsm.ca

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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 12:19:22 PDT
From: "genesis sanchez"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - headers

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>Can't resist posting my 2 cents worth, I went over to Stan's to have
him
>build a Tri-Y setup for my 4wd Chev. van 6 or 8 years ago, got a nice
job at
>a fair price, well made of heavy material and fit well. The tri-y
design is
>more compact than the 4 into 1 so blocks off a lot less engine area.
They
>are local to me which was handy. I occasionally drive by in my Ford
truck
>(Ford content) and would like to get a tri-y setup for the 390 work
truck,
>one more cracked ci exh. man. and I will torch off all that cast iron
and
>get something that will last.
>
>
>
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JIM, COULD YOU GET ME A PHONE NUMBER & ADDRESS TO THIS PLACE..I'M
LOOKING AT PLACING HEADERS ON MY '76 FORD F-100 AND WOULD LIKE TO TRY
THE TRI-Y SETUP.. I HAVE A 360....

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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 14:19:04 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 63 FE mounts

> If the '63 frame is the same width as the '65 (and I don't know if they are
> or not), then you should
> buy motor mounts for a '65 352. (That was the 1st year of the FE offering
> in trucks I believe.) If all
> else fails, take the motor mounts from the '61 Tbird off and take them down
> to the local parts
> store and see if they are the same as the ones for '65 with 352. Did your
> '63 truck have a V8
> or 6??? The stanchions are different I believe between the V8 and 6, so
> you might have to
> get the stanchions from a '65 or later also. I'll leave this to the guys
> that have been there and
> done that. I haven't.

I'm pretty sure that the pre '65's don't have the proper crossmember to
mount engine side mounts, using the front bracket and bellhousing mounts
instead. As from my revious post, the 4X's were the only ones to use
this style after '65. I bet you'll have a hard time finding them. I had
a '61 F250 Styleside with a 292 and 4 speed back around '78 (wish I had
that one back)and I couldn't even get the 292 mounts for it back then.
Of course the aftermarket is kicking in more, so I don't know. But
stock, the 4X mounts are probably it.
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Come on over to my Back Porch
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 12:22:32 PDT
From: "Jay Branscome"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Att. Gary Bowling

Read your post about your steering wheel. In either Custom Classic
Trucks or Classic Trucks magazine there was an artivcle on how to repair
steering wheels. I will look it up and see what it has to say.

Jay B. 1965 F-100 Custom Cab Long Bed

JBMAN100 Hotmail.com

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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 12:20:58 -0700
From: Marko Maryniak
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: Oil Drain Plug 68 F-250

>A way around this is to take a piece of cardboard or posterboard about 18"
>long and 6" wide and fold it in half lengthwise to form a "V" channel for the
>oil to run down into the drain pan. Wedge it under the drain plug and
leave a
>little above the plug to account for splashing, and place the other end over
>your drain pan. Getting the plug out is a little bit more awkward this way,
>but after a couple of times you figure out a way to make it all work, and no
>more oil splashing all over your frame rail and driveway.
>
>I started doing this after SWMBO told me that I was going to have to start
>going to JiffyLube if I didn't stop making oil stains on the driveway, and
I'm
>still changing oil at home.
>
If you have a 4x4 with the rear sump, of course it's no problem. Jamey's
idea is great, (Just 2 weekends ago I rustproofed my cross member on my
beater truck yet again!) but I would use tin (you could use, for example, a
length of stove pipe cut in half) so it could be reused, and not thrown out.

marko in vancouver
67 mercury 250 4x4 (coming along, slowly)
71 f100 (beater truck, rusty but solid)

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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 15:24:14 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - radiator

> From: am14 chrysler.com
> Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 09:02:15 -0400
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - radiator

> I hope I never see -30 degrees again in my life. I understand what
> you're saying, here. The radiator could be the size of a Power
> steering cooler, and be sufficient in that weather. I know that it
> doesn't take but very little air to cool a lot of water at those
> temps. Probably convection would do it. I was merely trying to
> make a point for Keith to understand the thermostat thing.

I know people cover the radiator but except for the diesels I don't
belive it's necessary. If the motor isn't hot the thermostat stays
closed so radiator coolant DOES NOT INFLUENCE THE ENGINE TEMP. It's
simple physics. If you don't open the door no cold air can come in
so guess what you have to pay attention too? It starts with a "T"
and ends with a "hermostat".

I've done it myself but since those days have discovered that keeping
the "carb" properly tuned so the engine can actually produce some
heat and keeping a decent thermostat in there keeps it right in the
middle where it belongs. If you let the engine run in the "carbon"
zone mixture wise then you may not be able to produce enough heat to
overcome the ambient temps in extremely cold weather. Lean it out
and advance the timing and put a good thermostat in it and you don't
need any radiator covers. Put a large enough radiator in it and you
can run it lean and advanced right into summer as well and guess what
the thermostat will do for you............that's right keep it at the
same temp it was all winter, sho nuff :-)

Now if you're racing or skidding logs.............we can start a new
thread here :-)

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: Thu, 28 May 1998 15:05:09 +0000
From: tfmf211 murphyfarms.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Chinquapin?

It's a small tree, some call a bush, that's related to the chestnut tree=20
family and
is excellent for working on your Ford Truck under.

Don't forget the FoMoCoNut is a neighbor as well!!

Later,

-Ted
___________
You need to get together with Ted over around Wallace. With a nickname of
NC ridgerunner, and he being from Chinquapin, you probably have a lot in
common. By the way!!! Do any of you know what a Chinquapin is???? I do.
If you don't, ask some old farmer.

Azie
Ardmore, Al
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 12:31:20 -0700
From: Marko Maryniak
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - headers

At 12:19 PM 28/05/98 PDT, you wrote:
>JIM, COULD YOU GET ME A PHONE NUMBER & ADDRESS TO THIS PLACE..I'M
>LOOKING AT PLACING HEADERS ON MY '76 FORD F-100 AND WOULD LIKE TO TRY
>THE TRI-Y SETUP.. I HAVE A 360....

Look at www.stans-headers.com, or maybe www.stansheaders.com

They are located in Auburn, WA

marko in vancouver

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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 14:31:45 -0500
From: Bill Adams
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: chrome removal how to?

Exexutive summary:
How do you remove the chrome from a 61 to 63 F-100?

The rest of the story:
A friend on a trip found a 61 to 63 F-100 long bed sitting in a field,
he stopped and took pictures for me. What a friend!

This Effy has all the original Custom Cab chrome in good condition still
on it, except the hood chrome. I'm making a trip to it the weekend to
get the chrome and some other things.

Problem is I've never removed the chrome from anything.

How is it attached? Do I need special tools?

Is it the same as the chrome for a 66?
Help!!!


Bill Adams
1966 F-100 Custom Cab, 352 V8, PS, AC, Long bed
Looking for tailgate for above truck.
1961 F-100 Unibody, 223 and a three on the tree!

The WoodButcher's Shop
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 15:37:49 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Oil problem

> From: "Bear"
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Oil problem
> Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 03:08:08 -0500

> I have a 1978 F-150 with a 351 M and a C6 transmission. When I
> first start the motor I can here a ticking noise for about three
> seconds. It sounds like a low oil tick. I was wondering if that is

Sounds like the lifters to me. Only 3 seconds? I can only dream :-)
If you have good oil pressure at idle after warm up and no other
noises I'd say you're in pretty good shape :-)

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: Thu, 28 May 1998 15:40:56 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Cold miss

> From: "Bear"
> To: "FTE"
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Cold miss
> Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 02:56:52 -0500
> Reply-to: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com

> I have a 1978 F-150 with a 351 M. It seems that I have a miss when
> the motor is cold but when it is warm it is fine. The temp here is

You need to get someone to help you tune the carb and get all the
parts working right including the choke, idle mixture, accellerator
pump and gaskets etc.. You could have some valve lash problems but
that's highly unlikely.

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: Thu, 28 May 1998 15:51:47 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 68 F100 questions (semi long)

> From: Mark Goods
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - 68 F100 questions (semi long)
> Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 13:42:18 -0400

> 1. The truck gets about 8 mpg. What can I do to increase my mileage?
> 2. What carb should I get? 3. How should I handle the wiring on this
> truck? 4. What can be done about the play in the steering? 5. What
> should be done abou the brakes? 6. Any suggestions on the engine.
> (should I keep, rebuild it, swap it etc...)

351C won't do very well on gas in a truck sorry to say. You could
put a 2v manifold and carb on it but the heads will still give you
fits. it's really the wrong engine to have in a truck. The tranny
and mounts you have will work with a 351W which is the way I would go
if I were doing this. If you can find a Ford circle track racer you
might be able to do the swap for free by selling him your Cleveland
and using the profits to get the windsor.

Wiring simply needs to get where it needs to go and do it without
shorting or losing contact so some care in making sure the splices
are soldered and properly taped and looking for loose metal brackets
or other parts (metal cable housings) which can touch the ignition
switch terminals or other terminals and taping them up etc..

Drum brakes can be made to work fairly well. Look into the
possibility of swapping the wheel cylinders for ones from an F-350 of
the same configuration. The 78's were a direct bolt in and your's
probably are too. Get semi-metalic shoes or metalic shoes, they are
supposed to fade less but also eat the drum faster I hear.

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: Thu, 28 May 1998 13:29:56 PDT
From: "Jay Branscome"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: chrome removal how to?

I removed the crome trim from my 65 F100 to polish it up as was dent
free. The hardest pieces to get off were the cowl pieces cause I had to
go thry the kick panel air vents and twist my arm all around to get to
the. The other hard one was right under the gas cap. Had to remove the
tank to get it off. What a pain that was. No special tools were needed
except for some double jointed elbows.


>Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 14:31:45 -0500
>From: Bill Adams
>To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: chrome removal how to?
>Reply-To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>
>Exexutive summary:
>How do you remove the chrome from a 61 to 63 F-100?
>
>The rest of the story:
>A friend on a trip found a 61 to 63 F-100 long bed sitting in a field,
>he stopped and took pictures for me. What a friend!
>
>This Effy has all the original Custom Cab chrome in good condition
still
>on it, except the hood chrome. I'm making a trip to it the weekend to
>get the chrome and some other things.
>
>Problem is I've never removed the chrome from anything.
>
>How is it attached? Do I need special tools?
>
>Is it the same as the chrome for a 66?
>Help!!!
>
>
>Bill Adams
>1966 F-100 Custom Cab, 352 V8, PS, AC, Long bed
>Looking for tailgate for above truck.
>1961 F-100 Unibody, 223 and a three on the tree!
>
>The WoodButcher's Shop
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 14:43:34 -0600
From: Ryan Dorman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - non FTE

I know that east Idaho/N-W Wyoming Rednecks hate the site of a California
car with a moving van in tow... Jackson Hole used to be a real nice place
to live, even after the millionaires bought everything, then the
billionaires bought out the millionaires and now the locals can't afford to
live there anymore...

am14 chrysler.com wrote:

> J GRANT WRITES: >> does anyone know the worst thing a georgia redneck
> hates to see?
>
> Would that be a Yankee headed South pulling a U-Haul???????/
>
> No offense folks - Just had to respond!!
>
> Azie
> Ardmore, Al.

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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: Thu, 28 May 1998 13:44:36 PDT
From: "Jay Branscome"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Seats

Need some information. I want to put bucket seats in my 65 F100. Anyone
out there who has BTDT can you give me some suggestions. Pretty much
looking for something that I can bolt in and still be comfortable
sitting in daily. Have an abundance of salvage yards here with newer
stuff but they dont let you find what you need. You have to be escorted
so you dont steal anything. Damn I miss Ohio.

Thanks in advance.


Jay B. 1965 F-100 Custom Cab Long Bed

JBMAN100 Hotmail.com

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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 13:53:44 PDT
From: "gene gardner"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - clutch chatter

Fordsters: I'm the fella who posted the original message about clutch
chatter (the West Texas teacher working in Mexico now who can't take
Stu's place on the list, etc.). Thanks to Azie, Marko, Ridgerunner Ron
and the rest for the input -- I've already learned more from you than in
the previous 2 years about this dang problem. I'm still open to any more
ideas, but I have a sneaking suspicion the clutch release arm might be a
good place to start(I checked it and it looks pretty wobbly). The others
ideas are all good, but since I pretty much replaced all the key parts
(motor mounts, pressure plate and rotor, throwout bearing, seals, pilot
bushing, etc) when I had the new engine put in, I don't think there is
dirt in there or oil from worn out parts. I won't get around to it
working on this for awhile (like Azie, I got other priories than a
chattery clutch) but I'll be sure and let every one know the results.
Any more ideas out there? Appreciate it,
gene gardner
genegow hotmail.com
70 F100, 300 cid ("Hud")

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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 16:54:47 EDT
From: GMPACHECO aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - virtual motors

I must have missed it, what web page for the animated engine ??

Mike in Seattle
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 16:53:32 -0700
From: Shannon McNeal
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: chrome removal how to?

Jay Branscome wrote:
>
> I removed the crome trim from my 65 F100 to polish it up as was dent
> free. The hardest pieces to get off were the cowl pieces cause I had to
> go thry the kick panel air vents and twist my arm all around to get to
> the. The other hard one was right under the gas cap. Had to remove the
> tank to get it off. What a pain that was. No special tools were needed
> except for some double jointed elbows.
>

The same is true for a '64 F100.

Shannon McNeal
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 18:05:10 EDT
From: RDbanesjr aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - vapor lock definition

thanks john, it makes sense now

doug in louisiana
'67 swb
240 w/3spd
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 18:09:41 EDT
From: RDbanesjr aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - brake probs

i use to have to pump the brakes in my truck due to air in the lines ( i know
i need to bleed the brakes). lately the brakes have improved, on their own.
How come? i checked the wheel cylinders and no fluid is leaking out. did the
air make it back up to the master cylinder? Can anybody explain this one?

dug in louisiana
'67 swb
240 w/3spd
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 18:37:49 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Ranchero list, content and big stick

Climbing on the sopabox...

First, the Ranchero list idea is dead. I've been informed by a
few list members that there already is a Ranchero list. I
brought up the issue in the first place because I had a couple
of Ranchero owners ask me about it.

Second, on the topic of non-FTE posts:

Please remember that this list generates more traffic than all
the other lists **combined**. It also generates the most
non-FTE content. This list dilutes its own content and sometimes
it gets frustrating. Nothing is more unenjoyable (except driving
a Chevy or import :-> ) then coming home to 300+ bounced emails
because several members mail boxes overflowed due to the days
enormous postings. Those of you who are against list splitting....


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