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>From kpayne ford-trucks.com Mon Oct 5 06:13:06 1998
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 06:13:06 -0400 (EDT)
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61-79-list-digest Monday, October 5 1998 Volume 02 : Number 473



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: T-shirt contest
FTE 61-79 - FE Connecting Rod Bearing Clearances
Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: T-shirt contest
FTE 61-79 - Re: Funny crossmember between radius arm brackets
Re: FTE 61-79 - FE Connecting Rod Bearing Clearances
FTE 61-79 - (no subject)
Re: FTE 61-79 - FE Connecting Rod Bearing Clearances
FTE 61-79 - Clutch (Speech Assignment)

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Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 06:38:04 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: T-shirt contest

At 12:55 AM 10/4/98 EDT, you wrote:
>Ken: Get well soon, this site can't make it without you. Hope for the best,
>and hope its nothing serious.
>
>Mike in Seattle

The symptoms indicated a serious condition, but after numerous
tests, its turned out to be a minor problem that mimmicks a
life threatening condition. Bedrest was a precaution and I'm
no longer on bedrest.

Ken

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Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 08:37:08 -0500
From: "curtis bussey"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - FE Connecting Rod Bearing Clearances

According to my orange shop manual, the clearance for rod bearings on my 352
are 0.010" to 0.020".
After replacing the bearings, I can not get the minimum clearance on all
bearings, but only have about
0.008". Any advice? I have tried loosening the nuts and tapping the sides
of the bearing caps with a
hammer wich opened things up to 0.008", but I cant imagine what else one can
do to get the clearance.
BTW the temp in my garage is probably mid to upper 80 F's so maybe the
clearance is for 70 F and It'll be
okay?
Bryan Kirking

You can use scotch brite to remove some of the material on the first layer.
Put the rods in a shop vice using 2 pieces of wood, one on each side to
prevent damage. Torque the rods to specs, then use the scotch brite to get
the desired clearance. Be sure to check the clearance all the way around the
I.D. Use WD-40 while applying the scotch brite. An alternate choice is to
get another set of bearings and try them. Also, you can shift the bearings
around to different rods. Hope this helps,
Curtis.

curtscustm wwisp.com


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Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 14:51:48 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: T-shirt contest

In a message dated 10/3/98 10:03:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
GMPACHECO aol.com writes:

>


Ditto, Without you this site wouldn't exist, and I wouldn't have been able to
figure out a lot of things on my truck. And I wouldn't have the helpful
knowledge of Azie, Sleddog, and all the others. Hope your all right and get
well soon.

Darrell Duggan aka JUMPINFORD AOL.com
74 F-350 RangerXLT Super Camper Special "Tweety"
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Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 12:43:45 -0700
From: Vogt Family
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Funny crossmember between radius arm brackets

On Sat, 3 Oct 1998, "Kerry Walker"
wrote:
>
> Had to run outside and check mine. It has 2 bolts on each end on top of the
> frame. '68 F100, came with an FMX. ( FMX recently sold for scrap )

Sure that wasn't an FTX? I thought FMX was front wheel drive. I could
be wrong. Always looking to know more.

> Sort of off topic: My wife thought it was pretty funny (or stupid ) that I
> ran outside to crawl under my truck like that. We could picture hundreds of
> Ford truck owners acroos the country running away from their computers to
> crawl under their trucks and check crossmember bolts :)

You can be assured that it happens all the time. I am always looking at
my trucks to answer a question.

> Did Ford ever put mechanical gauges in trucks around '68? Getting kind of
> tired of those underdash gauges. I prefer mechanical ones, but I've never
> seen aftermarket gauges to fit Ford truck dashes.
> If they did can someone tell me what trucks to look for parts in?

My uncle has a '71 with some custom trim level. It has that
linear-style speedo with oil pressure and amps (I think) in round gauges
on either side.

Birken
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Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 14:28:19 -0700
From: "Doug Neely"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - FE Connecting Rod Bearing Clearances

Bryan,

I think you may be missing a 0 in those clearances they should be
.001-.002"

Cheers,

Doug

- -----Original Message-----
From: curtis bussey
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, October 04, 1998 6:31 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - FE Connecting Rod Bearing Clearances


>According to my orange shop manual, the clearance for rod bearings on my
352
>are 0.010" to 0.020".


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Date: Sun, 04 Oct 1998 20:25:45 -0400
From: Mike Elmer
Subject: FTE 61-79 - (no subject)

Hi All,Can anyone tell me what 4bbl carb came stock in 69.I'm adding
one on my 360Fe in my 69 camper special.Ken,get well soon.Thanks
all.Mike
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Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 21:48:08 EDT
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - FE Connecting Rod Bearing Clearances

I have rebuilt numerous engines and know that if any engine has the of kind
clearance you talk about between bearing and journal it is ready for the scrap
heap. 0.001 to 0.002 is more like the spec, possibly even all the way up to
0.0025. If you have 0.008 now you need to have your crank turned and a new
set of bearings. If perchance you really have 0.0008 instead of 0.008 then I
think you need to look very carefully at why you do not have min clearance.
Was this crank reground, did you buy undersize bearing, the engine had no wear
and was always tight, or what? If you can resolve to your satisfaction why it
might be so close then the scotch-brite method that was suggested should work
fine.
Good Luck Burt Hill Kennewick, WA 1972 F250 4x4
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Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 23:07:41 -0500 (CDT)
From: "P.J. Warren"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Clutch (Speech Assignment)

Hey Ladies and Gents,
I've got to give a "How-it-works" Speech for my Public Speaking
class on Thursday and I thought what would be a better source for a speech
on clutches than this list? I've read through some old magazines on 4
wheel drive vehicles and all they seem to talk about is Ch*vy vehicles.
So, if anyone can tell, in layperson's terms, the basics on how a manual
transmission works, I'd be much obliged. Also, if anyone has any good
stories about problems with their manual transmissions, please email them
to me at "warrenp stolaf.edu". Please keep in mind, however, that I will
keep any names about these stories anonymous, if you so desire, just to
protect the identity of the guilty parties.

Thanks in advance,
P.J. Warren

Broke college student who can't afford a truck, but I still keep a droolin
and a dreamin.


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