61-79-list-digest Thursday, June 25 1998 Volume 02 : Number 355



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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - Running Hot - Posting mistake
FTE 61-79 - dist location
FTE 61-79 - 9' rear
FTE 61-79 - Overheating
Re: FTE 61-79 - Overheating
FTE 61-79 - ID Numbers for a '65 F100
Re: FTE 61-79 - ID Numbers for a '65 F100
FTE 61-79 - Brake pedal not returning
Re: FTE 61-79 - '78 F-150 Monster for sale
Re: FTE 61-79 - Overheating

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Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 12:07:19 -0500 (CDT)
From: bkirking bcm.tmc.edu
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Running Hot - Posting mistake

Ok, ok, I blew it. Sorry to everyone. Thanks for pointing this out Gary.

I have confused the replies and postings of running hot in houston and
bronco overheating, so Chris, you can take what you want from my rather
strange reply.

Perhaps I really should quite spray painting in the garage.


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Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 13:27:26 -0400
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - dist location

Steve D. writes: >>doesn't the Y-block
have the distributor at the back of the motor? Or did I just dream that?

Nope! You didn't dream it. The Dist is in the rear on the Y blocks.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 13:46:50 -0400
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 9' rear

Gary Bowling writes: >> I need some info from anyone who has changed the
chunk on their re-end. I spoke to a guy who has a 66 F100 with a 390 and he
changed out the chunk on his rear end (or his mechanic did) He stated it
came from a car re-end ie LTD or Galaxy 500 or something like that. Does
anyone know what I should be looking for. I have a 352 with C-6 tran and
would really like to make it run better. Less RPM and make the trans shift
properly instead of 1st 2nd real quick and then into third.

Any 9" FOMOCO rear will bolt in the housing. What you must look for is the
correct axle spline count. The 9" came in at least 2 different spline
configurations. Pull an axle and count the # of splines. Then go hunting.
If your ratio is in the range of 3.50 (which I suspect it is) then look for
something around 3.00 or lower numerically. I don't know exactly how low
they go, but I had a '70 Marque Merc w/429 and I think it had a 2.20 or
something like that. In a truck, I wouldn't go lower than 2.75 or so.

If you can't find a "chunk" with the correct side gears to match up with
your axles, you can swap your side gears and spiders over into the center
section you are purchasing, but you have to "set-up" the rear again.

Good hunting.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 14:08:25 -0400
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Overheating

Gary writes: >>If this it true I forgot the thread and was out of line,
sorry. I thought it was city driving that was causing the problem?

Yo Gary!!! We got two of them!! One is running hot in city driving
and OK freeway speeds. The other one is the opposite - Hot freeway
speeds and OK in the city.

I've exhausted all my theories.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 12:05:20 -0700
From: Marko Maryniak
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Overheating

At 02:08 PM 25/06/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Gary writes: >>If this it true I forgot the thread and was out of line,
>sorry. I thought it was city driving that was causing the problem?
>
> Yo Gary!!! We got two of them!! One is running hot in city driving
>and OK freeway speeds. The other one is the opposite - Hot freeway
>speeds and OK in the city.
>
>I've exhausted all my theories.
>
>Azie
>Ardmore, Al.
>

Maybe they should just trade trucks, and see what happens.


marko in vancouver
marko dsm.ca

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Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 17:22:53 -0400
From: Jeff
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ID Numbers for a '65 F100

Okay guy's, I know this gets old but I"m at somwhat of a loss. I
have a 1965 F-100 (at least according to the title). Odd thing is
that some of the parts arn't the "right year" and by all indications are

original. I hope someone out there can help me. The numbers on
the door tag are as follows:

F10JN674890

115F F100 281 A 09

5000 129 4000 22

Also, where else on the truck should I look for numbers??? Any and ALL
help is greatly appreciated!!!

Jeff

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Winged Dragon Karate Club
Email: sifu erols.com
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Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 15:00:26 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - ID Numbers for a '65 F100

Thanks for your message at 05:22 PM 6/25/98 -0400, Jeff. Your message was:
>
>Also, where else on the truck should I look for numbers??? Any and ALL
>help is greatly appreciated!!!
>
>Jeff
Folklore has it that there are numbers stamped on the frame on the
passenger side just ahead of the cab. Good luck.
I have never been able to find them.


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: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 18:38:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: Schottsweb webtv.net (George Schott)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Brake pedal not returning

I am assuming your truck has power brakes if it does pull the master
cylinder off of the power booster and there will be a rod in there
adjust the rod out a LITTLE and this should help it may take a few times
to get it just right this happened to me if you go too far out the
brakes will lock up( don't ask me how I know) . Hope this helps.

Duke's
Fine 69
F-100
302

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Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 19:13:35 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - '78 F-150 Monster for sale

Daniel R. Gerow wrote:

> For Sale:
>
> 1978 Ford F-150 Custom
> Blue Paint, custom interior, padded Flareside bed
> 4" body lift
> 3" suspension lift
> 35" BRG tires
> American Racing Rims
> 460 cid - built up, Competition Cam, ported, polished
> Edlebrock 750 cfm carb
> C6 auto Tranny
> Dana 44 front axle, Ford 9" rear.
> All 3/4 ton running grear w/ 1 ton suspension
> Needs minor work, some brake work and some TLC
> Need money for college...not time to fix.
> Runs and drives.
> I really need to find this a good home.
>
> First $2500 takes it, firm.
> email: dgerow stonehill.edu
> phone (508) 565-4015

I think you need to define Ford 9" and then the term "All 3/4 ton
running gear". I personally have never seen a 9" used in 3/4 ton
applications. How are the wheel flanges? Does it use a semi floating
axle or has it been converted to full floating hubs? What about the
axle tubes themselves? Have they been upgraded for extra load
capacity?

Did you convert the front suspension also? What size leaf springs did
you replace the coils with? Was it a frame swap with a 1 ton truck?

Thanks
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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: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 19:29:15 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Overheating

am14 chrysler.com wrote:

> Gary writes: >>If this it true I forgot the thread and was out of line,
> sorry. I thought it was city driving that was causing the problem?
>
> Yo Gary!!! We got two of them!! One is running hot in city driving
> and OK freeway speeds. The other one is the opposite - Hot freeway
> speeds and OK in the city.
>
> I've exhausted all my theories.
>
> Azie
> Ardmore, Al.

I havn't talked about mine yet, Starts to get hot above 75mhp. It doesn't
overheat just gets to about 200 and stays there, if I hit 85 it will go a
little over 200 (210 about's) and stay there. Outside temp in the high 70's
low 80's.

Laters
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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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