61-79-list-digest Sunday, May 17 1998 Volume 02 : Number 281



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - '79 F-100 problems
FTE 61-79 - Heat Soak
FTE 61-79 - Manual 1st Gear Ratios
Re: FTE 61-79 - Manual 1st Gear Ratios
Re: FTE 61-79 - '79 F-100 problems

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Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 23:30:21 -0500
From: Mike Schwall
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - '79 F-100 problems

At 09:07 PM 5/16/98 , you wrote:
>HELP! I have a 1979 Ford F 100 pickup. My fiance is trying to get the drums
>on the rear wheels off, and he can't seem to do it. Everyone we have
talked to
>said to "beat" them off with a hammer. ? Also, what is the right way to get
>the rear wheel axles out?

Get a screwdriver (or the proper tool) and loosen the adjuster. In case you
don't know how to get to it, it's on the back side on the bottom. Remove
the rubber plug if it's still there. If you crank it one way and it gets
tight, turn it the other way. Once it is loose enough, tap the drum with a
hammer and slide the drum off. Could be caused by lack of use or the shoes
are stuck in the groove(s) in the drum. Just don't forget to reset the
adjuster when you put the drums back on. Make sure both sides are equal in
turns. Tighten the adjuster till you can't turn the wheel. Then count the
number of turns it takes to get the wheels to turn freely with no brake
grabbing. Then do the same # of turns on the other side. (Disclaimer:
works best with new shoes and fresh drums)

Mike

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Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 23:30:56 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Heat Soak

I read a few posts on vapor lock, percolation, and heak soak, and thought
I'd throw in my .02 .

We've been in the low '90s all this week. I've noticed slightly slower
cranking after shutting off 5 minutes or so. Noticable, but not a real
problem. I have a Quadrajet on a Mr.Gasket aluminum spread-bore adapter,
with a thick insulator under it, on an Edelbrock Performer. When it started,
it acted a little flooded but cleared up immediately.

I was at the junkyard looking for a few odds and ends, and found an aluminum
Ford air cleaner, off of a 400 or 460 (the guy wasn't sure, and the motor
was out) F250 4X4 about a '78 or '79 I think. (I see a Np435 NP205 and Dana
open knuckle going to my shed, (wife says NOT!!!) and maybe the PS too)I
gave him $5 for it and $5 for the shift and transfer case knobs, they were
in perfect shape and the patterns are the same as mine.

Anyway, I cleaned it up and put it on. I still need a thermal vacuam switch
and to fabricate a stove to fit a couple of tubes on the header for heat in
cold and damp weather. I took it for a long drive, kicked in the secondaries
a little, expecting the power to be off (I had an big open air-cleaner on
it) but surprisingly I haven't lost a thing. I don't know why, but off idle
it actually seems more responsive and the secondaries come in smoother. The
whole thing is a lot quieter running. I am very satisfied with the
performance, in fact I'm amazed.

I got home and shut it off and let it sit for a few minutes. Went out and
cranked it and it hit om two turns and purred like a kitten, no richness at
all. I restarted it 3 times and no sign of trouble. Today I did it again
with the same results and it was in the low 90's today. I hope it stays this
way all summer.

I think, though I can't say absolutely, that the combination of the aluminum
adapter and intake and the stock aluminum air cleaner and of course the
Q-Jet have cured the problem. The air cleaner is cut away in front and I
think that the air circulation keeps the float bowl cool and keeps it from
boiling out. I'm only guessing but hey you don't look a gift horse (or a $5
one either) in the mouth.
Come on over to my Back Porch
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Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 22:20:43 -0700
From: Vogt Family
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Manual 1st Gear Ratios

Does anyone know what the first gear ratios are in manual
transmissions? I thought my T-98 had the lowest at 6.40 but then
somebody else saif that a NP435 might have 6.69. I also know that the
435 will bolt to the 429 I have.

Birken T. Vogt - KE6DLT
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Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 23:05:59 -0700
From: "Michael Connor"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Manual 1st Gear Ratios

Yes, you're correct. The NP435 has a 6.69:1 first.
The Ford T18 had a 6.32:1, while the Jeep T18 had
a 4:1...
The lowest gear ratio that I'm aware of for a truck
was Muncie's SM420 with a 7.05:1 ratio. Used in
pre -1968 Chevy's...

Cheers,
Mike
Phoenix, AZ.
77F250 4WD 460/C6



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Date: Sun, 17 May 1998 00:27:00 -0600
From: Ryan Dorman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - '79 F-100 problems

There is a slot at the bottom of the brake backing plate, he will need to loosen
the auto adjuster
by hand until he can get the drums off by sticking a screwdriver in the slot and
turning the
adjuster tooth by tooth..

To get the axle out, first remove drums and brake hardware, then turn the axle
until the hole
lines up with 1 of the 4 retaining nuts, remove it with a socket & repeat for all
4.
Then pull on the axle, it should come out. If not hit the center of the axle
(being carefull not to hit the studs) with a medium sized hammer (5lb sledge
should do) then pull the axle out...

Kitin10 wrote:

> HELP! I have a 1979 Ford F 100 pickup. My fiance is trying to get the drums
> on the rear wheels off, and he can't seem to do it. Everyone we have talked to
> said to "beat" them off with a hammer. ? Also, what is the right way to get
> the rear wheel axles out?
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