61-79-list-digest Wednesday, September 30 1998 Volume 02 : Number 468



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - JC Whitney Stuff????
Re: FTE 61-79 - 73 F250....convert to 4 bbl..?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Tune-up for '74 F100
Re: FTE 61-79 - JC Whitney Stuff????
Re: FTE 61-79 - accel wires
Re: FTE 61-79 - Tune-up for '74 F100
Re: FTE 61-79 - JC Whitney Stuff????
FTE 61-79 - 73 F250....convert to 4 bbl..?

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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 23:00:46 EDT
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - JC Whitney Stuff????

where can i get a jc whitney catalog? do they have a web site?

jeff grant
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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 23:10:35 EDT
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 73 F250....convert to 4 bbl..?

i have a cast iron 4v intake and carbs, its a simple bolt on, with maybe a few
mods.

jeff grant
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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 22:21:00 -0500
From: "Dennis Witthuhn"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Tune-up for '74 F100

generally 800 -850 rpm for an automatic trans and 600-650 for a man. hope
this helps
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From: Martin Carter
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Date: Tuesday, September 29, 1998 7:53 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Tune-up for '74 F100


>Help! I am just learning which end of a wrench is which, so please type
>slow. :-) I am the proud new owner of a '74 Super Cab with a 360. My
>first order of business is to replace hoses, belts, etc. (Even I can
>recognize when they are bad.) Now it's time for a tune-up, but my
>trusty shop manual refers me to the emissions sticker for the idle rpm,
>timing, etc. Someone painted over the sticker, so I am just tuning by
>ear. Any suggestions on what I should set? Any other quirks or things
>to watch out for would also be helpful.
>Thanks!
>Marty
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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 23:49:04 -0400
From: "Robert C. Owens"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - JC Whitney Stuff????

Yes they have a web site. www.jcwhitneyusa.com

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From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
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Date: Tuesday, September 29, 1998 11:11 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - JC Whitney Stuff????


>where can i get a jc whitney catalog? do they have a web site?
>
>jeff grant
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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 22:40:52 -0600
From: "Dave Resch"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - accel wires

>From: CLARE WATERMAN
>Subject: FTE 61-79 - accel wires
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>>I had Accel wires, but last time I checked
>>my plugs the got ripped up at the crimp. No,
>>I wasn't pulling on the wire. Itwisted the boots
>>first to break their grip on the plugs, then I
>>grabbed boot where the clip is. I thought maybe
>>I had done it wrong on the first
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>yes- i had tyhe same experience with the accel
>wires- took them back to the store and they gave
>me a new set that did the same thing the next time
>i pulled them off. they are absolute garbage.
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Yo Clare & Kerry:

I too had the problem you describe w/ the Accel 8.8mm wires. I only had
this happen after I quit driving 6K miles/month and started going more than
2.5-3 months between tune ups. Last time I pulled the plug wires (a year
after the previous tune up), I had the wire come out of the crimped
terminal on 2 or 3 plugs. Upon examining the wires, it appeared the
factory crimp was a sub-standard job, and I just re-crimped them w/ a
regular wire crimping tool. Now, after 2 subsequent tune ups, I haven't
had that problem since.

Dave R. (M-block devotee)


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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 21:45:51 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Tune-up for '74 F100

Thanks for your message at 10:21 PM 9/29/98 -0500, Dennis Witthuhn. Your
message was:
>generally 800 -850 rpm for an automatic trans and 600-650 for a man.

What about for a woman? Is this sexist comment? : )


1962 Unibody, short box, big window--351C
1970 Marquis 429(destined for the Mustang)
1973 Mustang 302 (tired)
1962 short stepside (big empty space under the hood)
1996 Windstar
1981 Rabbit Convertible (How did that get in here?)
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Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 22:07:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Daniel H. Jenkins"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - JC Whitney Stuff????

I used the floor panels from JC Whitney in my 77 Supercab.
They're not bad, but be prepared to do A LOT of trimming. The guy who
welded the panels on the truck also commented that he had a hard time
wlding thm on because of the fact that they were so much thicker than the
original sheet metal. So far I've been very happy, though.

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Daniel H. JenkinsFood for thought: John Milton
djenkins honors.unr.eduwrote _Paradise_Lost_; When his
Honors Programwife died he wrote _Paradise_
University of Nevada, Reno_Regained_...

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Date: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 01:20:39 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 73 F250....convert to 4 bbl..?

Piece of cake especialy with the engine torn apart already. All you
need is a 4BBl intake off of any FE and a 4 BBl. carb. I'm running a
67 T-Bird intake and a Carter AFB.The carb linkage can be a little
tricky but nothing serious.I'm sure 4BBls were available on 390s in 4x2
trucks in 76 and probably earlier.A guy is advertising a 428CJ intake
for $75 in my local(Reno) paper so I don't think you will have much of a
investment in you very worthwhile project.
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