61-79-list-digest Tuesday, October 20 1998 Volume 02 : Number 493



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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - '68-'69 front marker lights
Re: FTE 61-79 - Lotsa Stuff ...
FTE 61-79 - '75 F100
FTE 61-79 - Question on Steering Linkage
FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights
FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights
Re: FTE 61-79 - Lotsa Stuff ...
Re: FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights
FTE 61-79 - brake light
Re: FTE 61-79 - '75 F100
Re: FTE 61-79 - Lotsa Stuff ...
Re: FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights
FTE 61-79 - New to list... got a few questions (and a 460!?)
FTE 61-79 - Carb questions
Re: FTE 61-79 - New to list... got a few questions (and a 460!?)
FTE 61-79 - steering probs
Re: FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights
Re: FTE 61-79 - Carb questions
Re: FTE 61-79 - New to list... got a few questions (and a 460!?)
Re: FTE 61-79 - New to list... got a few questions (and a 460!?)
Re: FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights
FTE 61-79 - brake light
FTE 61-79 - stained intake
Re: FTE 61-79 - brake light
FTE 61-79 - Re: fan shroud
FTE 61-79 - 61-79 list-460 cam selection
FTE 61-79 - 66 brake upgrade ?.
Re: FTE 61-79 - Carb questions
Re: FTE 61-79 - New to list... got a few questions
Re: FTE 61-79 - stained intake
Re: FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights
FTE 61-79 - 69 Vin
FTE 61-79 - 78 Rear Leaf Spring Questions

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 08:55:18 -0400
From: "J. Doss Halsey"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - '68-'69 front marker lights

Hi, y'all.

I am new to your list, and I would like to ease myself in with a few
questions.

I have a '68 F-250 camper special with ranger trim. I am in need of the
side marker lights which go just forward of the front wheels on the
fenders. I have holes in the fenders and wires in the harness, but no light
fixtures. These lights can be seen on the featured truck of the month at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://ww4.choice.net/~oftc/ (a '69 F-250 camper special). I think these
lights were only used in '68 and '69 and part of the camper special
package. Can anyone help me find them? Used will be fine.

Also, a friend needs the kickdown linkage for a '73 F-350 automatic with a
390 engine and 2 barrel carb. Any leads?

Thanks in advance.

Doss Halsey
Falls Church, Virginia
'68 F-250 Camper Special Ranger Trim

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 08:28:40 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Lotsa Stuff ...

>On my 77 F-150 the brake warning light is not coming on.
>I have checked the film, sockets, bulbs, and wiring (6 in. down the harness)
>and everything is O.K.
>Any ideas?
>Mike

Hmmmm....I would guess most of us have the opposite problem. Have you
checked the switch itself ?


Someone asked about side marker lights on the 67-68 camper special, I have
a hunch they showed up on some other Ford's of the same year, but I
couldn't see in the picture real clearly.

- -----------------------------

I also have some questions myself. I'm looking for an FE to rebuild/build
and put into my truck. Many of you know I've put a 4V on my 360, it helped
solve some of the problems, but this engine is still pretty tired, so I
figure I'll try and build up a 390/427/428 and drop that in. Yeah I know,
easier said than done, those engines are HEAVY.

Here's my goals as I can tell:
Longer stroke (than 360) for more torque.
Build up with:
mild cam

aftermarket 4V, or does anyone have a Multi-port F.I. intake for these ? I
thought I saw one for sale in Mustang Monthly once, but can't find it again.

aftermarket/reworked heads (can't decide which suggestions ?)

shortie headers (does anyone make these ? hate that you can see long tubes
underneath)


I was wondering what I should be looking for, initially I was thinking an
untouched one would be good, but then again, where are you gonna find one
of those (esp. 428) ? I was wondering what your recommendations would be.
ie things to look for, crank sizes to avoid, certain ones to avoid, others
to look for. Also wondering what block I should be looking for, obviously
a 427 would be great, but in reality would it be best to start with a 390
or 428 ? Or can I get a 360 block and just pick up the rest of the stuff
to make it a 428 ?

Thanks for any help, feel free to email me directly too.

Bill
wish iastate.edu

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 08:32:21 -0500 (CDT)
From: bkirking bcm.tmc.edu
Subject: FTE 61-79 - '75 F100

Philip D. Glickstein [twoowls nctc.com] wrote:

> checked the fule, got it... air, getting it...
fire, none! I have 12 volts going to the primary side of the ignition
coil when the key switch is on but no voltage at the secondary. I
jumped the gun and replaced the distrbutor because I made a quick
diagnosis.

Don't know if 75's still used breaker points, but that's what I would check.
You can start by removing the cap and cranking the engine to see if the
points open/close/arc as they should.

Bryan Kirking
66 Step Side
352 4 speed
Houston, Texas


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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 09:45:38 EDT
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Question on Steering Linkage

Hey Joe,

Definitely go with the newer setup tie rods! In fact, the older tie rods won't
fit because the tapers where they bolt to the knuckles are different....

Colorado Jeff
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 07:01:49 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights

I drove my recently purchased 1966 F250 in the dark for the first time this
morning. No dash lights, no tail lights (That's why that guy behind me
kept flashing his lights--like what am I going to do?) and one head light
burned out.
Does anyone who is familiar with the 66 know if there is a single fuse that
works both the dash lights and the tail lights? I know the headlight has
no connection to the other lights--it's just burned out.

I was a little surprised about all the differences between the 66 and my
62...and this 66 is even easy to steer. I thought I had power steering
until I checked--just a Saginaw box...
1962 Unibody, short box, big window--351C
1966 F250 Custom Cab, 352, 4-speed
1962 short stepside (big empty space under the hood)
I shortened this to only FT's
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 09:26:58 -0500 (CDT)
From: bkirking bcm.tmc.edu
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights

Dennis Pearson [dpearson ctc.edu] wrote:

> No dash lights, no tail lights
> if there is a single fuse that
>works both the dash lights and the tail lights?

Congratulations on your 66! Of course, it goes without saying that the 66 is the best Ford Truck made
yet. And you have the 352 engine. Certainly the most reliable and hardworking engine of all. This is
obviously true as there is an obvious shortage of parts for these trucks/engines as everyone who has
them, keeps them. And those without them make cheap shots about the push rods bending :^)

As per your dash light problem, the first thought that comes to my mind is do you have the lights turned all
the way up? The head light switch rotates, which adjusts the brightness of the dash lights (but not the tail
lights) and turns on the dome light. I will have to check the fuse setup after work today.




Bryan Kirking
66 Step Side
352 4 speed
Houston, Texas


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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 10:24:13 EDT
From: ZILCH100 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Lotsa Stuff ...

In a message dated 10/19/98 9:33:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time, wish iastate.edu
writes:

On my 77 F-150 the brake warning light is not coming on.
>I have checked the film, sockets, bulbs, and wiring (6 in. down the harness)
>and everything is O.K.
>Any ideas?
>Mike

Hmmmm....I would guess most of us have the opposite problem. Have you
checked the switch itself ?
>>
I can't find the switch on the emergency brake peddle, no switch no wires.
I got the truck from the org owner (father in-law) and he would never rig or
cut stuff out I'm lost.
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 09:29:11 -0500
From: Floyd Terrell
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights

Dennis Pearson wrote:

> I drove my recently purchased 1966 F250 in the dark for the first time this
> morning. No dash lights, no tail lights (That's why that guy behind me
> kept flashing his lights--like what am I going to do?) and one head light
> burned out.
> Does anyone who is familiar with the 66 know if there is a single fuse that
> works both the dash lights and the tail lights? I know the headlight has
> no connection to the other lights--it's just burned out.
>
> I was a little surprised about all the differences between the 66 and my
> 62...and this 66 is even easy to steer. I thought I had power steering
> until I checked--just a Saginaw box...
> 1962 Unibody, short box, big window--351C
> 1966 F250 Custom Cab, 352, 4-speed
> 1962 short stepside (big empty space under the hood)
> I shortened this to only FT's
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I had a similar problem with my '65 F100. After lots of tracing wires, I
discovered a poor ground under the fuse block. I removerd the block from the
firewall, cleaned all the connections, and replaced it.....................

Nooooooo Problems since then,

Floyd Terrell
'65 F100

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 09:49:42 -0500
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - brake light

Mike,

Check the switch in the proportioning valve and the ignition switch. That's
about all that is left.


- -John

jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 11:58:09 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - '75 F100

In a message dated 10/19/98 6:37:39 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
bkirking bcm.tmc.edu writes:

>

My 74 has the Duraspark ignition. I believe it was available in the later
half of production.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 12:03:07 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Lotsa Stuff ...

In a message dated 10/19/98 7:35:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time, ZILCH100 aol.com
writes:


I got the truck from the org owner (father in-law) and he would never rig or
cut stuff out I'm lost. >>

The switch has nothing to do with the E-brake. That came in later years.
Your switch is strictly to alert a problem in the hydraulic system. You'll
find the switch in the center of the distribution block, just under the master
cylinder. Lemme know if the switch comes out, or has to be replaced with the
whole block, as mine is leaking fluid out from around the switch.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 09:52:08 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights

Thanks for your message at 09:29 AM 10/19/98 -0500, Floyd Terrell. Your
message was:
>
>
>Dennis Pearson wrote:
>
>> I drove my recently purchased 1966 F250 in the dark for the first time this
>> morning. No dash lights, no tail lights (That's why that guy behind me
>> kept flashing his lights--like what am I going to do?) and one head light
>> burned out.
>> Does anyone who is familiar with the 66 know if there is a single fuse that
>> works both the dash lights and the tail lights? I know the headlight has
>> no connection to the other lights--it's just burned out.
>
>I had a similar problem with my '65 F100. After lots of tracing wires, I
>discovered a poor ground under the fuse block. I removerd the block from the
>firewall, cleaned all the connections, and replaced it.....................
>
>Nooooooo Problems since then,

Sounds like a good place to start. This truck is all pretty original, but
someone has added switches that I can't seem to get to turn anything on...I
thought maybe one of those switches would trigger the dash lights, but...I
did get the original 1966 Ford Truck Radio to work this weekend. And I
discovered a nice loud air horn. I should have tested the lights instead.

I can't ask the previous owner. Well, I could, but I don't think he could
answer from way down underground...Now, just wait, he'll contact me. I
hate it when that happens.
1962 Unibody, short box, big window--351C
1966 F250 Custom Cab, 352, 4-speed
1962 short stepside (big empty space under the hood)
I shortened this to only FT's
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 12:07:33 -0400
From: adam.hicks ppctx.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - New to list... got a few questions (and a 460!?)


From what I can tell by browsing the previous month's posts, I picked
a good truck/motor... here's what I bought:

77' F150 Custom 460, 3 Speed Auto, blah blah blah...

It boils down to this - the truck runs perfect, the engine purrs like
a kitten, the body is VERY straight with nice paint (red top - white
center -red bottom) and I paid $400 cash for it!

I've replaced the cracked and broken window channels, replaced the
starter, put new Bosch platinum plugs and 8mm wires, new distributor
cap, ran some upper engine cleaner through it and changed the oil and
transmission fluids, etc.

My question (finally!) is... what else should I look for/replace in a
truck such as this? Everything seems to be working fantastic (except
the heater... which I'm working on) but I figured you guys could help
me out with some of the more commonly replaced parts, or things that I
can expect to fail.

I'm interested in strengthening the rear end to pull a Jeep on a
trailer. Any suggestions?

Also, I need a good carb for this thing, and don't know where to
start. I'm not so worried about gas mileage (got dual tanks, and I
plan on getting about 8 mpg anyways) I'm more interested in what
would give me the good power with moderate mpg's. Should I go with a
650? 700? 750? Holley? Edelbrock? others?

Thanks in advance!!!

Adam Hicks
Ft. Worth, TX
Adam.Hicks ppctx.com
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 13:49:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: Justin Farcas
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Carb questions

I have an older Eldelbrock 4 barrel carb on my 79 F150 460 right now, and
I don't liek it very much. It stalls on steep downward inclines, and
really guzzles gas (even more than a 460 should). I was wondering what a
good overall carb would be. A Holley?

--Justin Farcas

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 13:50:46 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - New to list... got a few questions (and a 460!?)

From: adam.hicks ppctx.com
Date sent: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 12:07:33 -0400
Subject: FTE 61-79 - New to list... got a few questions (and a 460!?)

> 77' F150 Custom 460, 3 Speed Auto, blah blah blah...

May be an after market add in, 460's were rare in F-150's.

> Also, I need a good carb for this thing, and don't know where to
> start. I'm not so worried about gas mileage (got dual tanks, and I
> plan on getting about 8 mpg anyways) I'm more interested in what
> would give me the good power with moderate mpg's. Should I go with a
> 650? 700? 750? Holley? Edelbrock? others?

Stock 460's do well on 600 cfm unless you want to wring it out all the time
then a 750 might be more appropriate. If you have the spread bore manifold
you only have one choice.........rebuild the stock carb or get a stock
replacement. If you have the square bore then you can bolt virtually any carb
on there in that class but the best for truck performance is probably the
Edlebrock. Don't get a Holley unless you plan to drag race it. Some swear
by certain Autolite versions but they are not very tunable. If you plan to buy
a new manifold, some of us highly recommend the Rochester which will
require a "GM" style carb manifold for a ford engine. The only one I know
for the 460 is the offenhauser 360 degree made specifically for the Rochester.


Michigan Pot Hole Jumpin Bronco lover, -- Gary --
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 13:54:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Justin Farcas
Subject: FTE 61-79 - steering probs

I have some steering probs with my truck. It's a 79 F150, and it has a 7
inch lift on it, 3 inch body, 4 inch frame. Whenever I make a harder
turn, I hear a clunk near the front, like something metal is slipping out
of place. I checked teh bushings, and they seem to be fine, for all I can
see. Any other problems that could be the cause of this, I was thinking
that the lift had something to do with it, however I'm probably wrong.



--Justin Farcas

"Yes, my sig file is GONE!" --



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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 12:59:42 -0500
From: Floyd Terrell
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights

> >I had a similar problem with my '65 F100. After lots of tracing wires, I
> >discovered a poor ground under the fuse block. I removerd the block from the
> >firewall, cleaned all the connections, and replaced it.....................
> >
> >Nooooooo Problems since then,
>
> Sounds like a good place to start. This truck is all pretty original, but
> someone has added switches that I can't seem to get to turn anything on...I
> thought maybe one of those switches would trigger the dash lights, but...I
> did get the original 1966 Ford Truck Radio to work this weekend. And I
> discovered a nice loud air horn. I should have tested the lights instead.

GREAT on the radio!! They are hard to find, I found one after a year of looking.
It works, but is missing the little gear that drives the dial. Is your radio the
type that the dial attaches to the front of the dash with 2 screws?

Attended a show in Carthage, MO (visiting my son, I'm in south Alabama) and saw a
georgous '66 in the "original/unrestored" division. It had 22,000 miles on it and
was all original........sharp.

Floyd Terrell
'65 F100

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 14:12:53 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Carb questions

From: Justin Farcas
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Carb questions
Date sent: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 13:49:58 -0400 (EDT)

> I have an older Eldelbrock 4 barrel carb on my 79 F150 460 right now, and
> I don't liek it very much. It stalls on steep downward inclines, and
> really guzzles gas (even more than a 460 should). I was wondering what a
> good overall carb would be. A Holley?

That would be going down a notch in a truck. The edlebrock is based on
the carter AFB which is a darned good carb. You probably need to do
some work on it to get it tuned right. Sounds off hand like the floats are not
adjusted right.

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 14:17:10 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - New to list... got a few questions (and a 460!?)

My 460 has a holley 750 double pumper on it and it runs great, only trouble is
it doesn't like being jostled. If your using this truck strictly on pavement,
this is the way to go. Otherwise, I think a Q-jet, or some sort of FI is the
way to go.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 14:19:25 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - New to list... got a few questions (and a 460!?)

A side note here, my 460 still gets about 9 miles to the gallon, with the 750
DP, 3.73 gears, and 33 inch rears. And thats in city traffic to so.....

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 13:29:38 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights

>> No dash lights, no tail lights
>> if there is a single fuse that
>>works both the dash lights and the tail lights?
>
>As per your dash light problem, the first thought that comes to my mind is
do you have the lights turned all
>the way up? The head light switch rotates, which adjusts the brightness
of the dash lights (but not the tail
>lights) and turns on the dome light. I will have to check the fuse setup
after work today.
>

Another thing to check for dash lights is the dimmer itself, if you pull
the switch out of the dash you'll find a spring with a contact point that
moves up and down it. On our older cars this has coroded to the point that
the lights won't work at all, or will only work in certain positions.
Sometimes this can be temporarily remedied by turning the dimmer back and
forth a lot, but for a permanent fix, pull it off and clean it really well.


Just my 2cents

Bill

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 13:40:50 -0500
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - brake light

Mike,

I answered in haste earlier. What do you mean by "It doesn't work"? It
only lets you know when there is a problem in the pressure in your
hydraulic system. It does not let you know when the parking brake is set.
It should light momentarily when you turn the key to start as a bulb check.
Usually, the light not coming on is a good thing.


- -John

jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!!!


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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 13:27:57 -0600
From: Drew Beatty
Subject: FTE 61-79 - stained intake

So I washed the truck motor, and now my Edelbrock intake has brown stains
where the water puddle up. I've taken gasoline stains out with Brakecleen,
but it doesn't seem to phase these stains. How can I clean them up???

TIA

Drew Beatty
dcbeatty rmi.net

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 16:46:01 EDT
From: ZILCH100 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - brake light

Thank you for your help.
I live in Virginia and failed inspection because of the light and passenger
side door would not open form the inside (that was easy to fix) but trying to
make something work that you never had is a little harder to do.
I went back and had a little talk with the inspector, I passed the inspection
this time.

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 14:58:11 -0600
From: "Dave Resch"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: fan shroud

>From: "Jamey Moss"
>Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: fan shroud
>
>>Azie writes:
>
> snip
>
>> Also the 80's might work, I'm not
>> sure, but if the 80's have the standard down flow radiator
>> they might work also. If they are cross flow I wouldn't think
>> they would work, and I don't know which they have.
>
>I think that any fan shroud from a truck with an FE engine or
>a 351M or 400 will work for you, but I'm just guessing.

Yo Guys:

Beginning in 1980, F-trucks were equipped w/ cross-flow radiators, so you
should probably limit your search to '79 or older trucks.

Dave R. (M-block devotee)
1980 F250 4x4 351M


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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 98 16:46:46 MDT
From: todd_gooding mk.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 61-79 list-460 cam selection

Hi all,
I want to change the camshaft in my '78 460 to compliment headers and
performer intake. Will it be necessary to change rocker arms, retainers,
etc? I want
to stay away from cams that will not have enough piston to valve clearance.
Any recommendations or comments would be greatly appreciated. It's in a
'77 F-250 4X4 (manual tranny).
Thanks
Todd









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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 15:53:34 -0700
From: "sam weatherby"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 66 brake upgrade ?.

Can I use spindles froma '74 F250, or only 100/150's
Thanks,
-srw
Sam Weatherby a-samwe microsoft.com sweatherby uswest.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.insert.com/sammy ICQ # 18354914
'70 Mustang Grabber Sportsroof
'93 F-150 XLT Lightning
'98 HD FXD Super Glide.
'66 F-100

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 19:13:28 -0500
From: Dayton Boyd
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Carb questions

I have a Edelbrock on my 460, it does good. 13mpg, but I still dont like
it, horrible off-road, I personally like the holley..

cannandale
'78 F250 4x4, 460


At 02:01 PM 10/19/98 -0500, you wrote:
>
>I have an older Eldelbrock 4 barrel carb on my 79 F150 460 right now, and
>I don't liek it very much. It stalls on steep downward inclines, and
>really guzzles gas (even more than a 460 should). I was wondering what a
>good overall carb would be. A Holley?
>
> --Justin Farcas
>
> --
>
>
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 19:16:46 -0500
From: Dayton Boyd
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - New to list... got a few questions

I dont know what the deal is with my truck, why do I get 13 mpg? (not
complaining at all), but Im running a 750cfm, C6 tranny, 4.10 gears, and
31in swampers. I love my truck.. :)

'78 F250 4x4, 460

But on the other hand, I live no where near the city, I live way out in the
country.. :)


At 02:36 PM 10/19/98 -0500, you wrote:
>
>A side note here, my 460 still gets about 9 miles to the gallon, with the 750
>DP, 3.73 gears, and 33 inch rears. And thats in city traffic to so.....
>
>Darrell Duggan
>74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 19:18:32 -0500
From: Dayton Boyd
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - stained intake

try some carb cleaner, if that dosent work, then take it someplace to get
it steam cleaned, thats what I did on my motor..

cannandale
'78 F250 4x4, 460

At 03:42 PM 10/19/98 -0500, you wrote:
>
>So I washed the truck motor, and now my Edelbrock intake has brown stains
>where the water puddle up. I've taken gasoline stains out with Brakecleen,
>but it doesn't seem to phase these stains. How can I clean them up???
>
>TIA
>
>Drew Beatty
>dcbeatty rmi.net
>
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 19:13:26 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 1966 F250 Lights

>> did get the original 1966 Ford Truck Radio to work this weekend. And I
>> discovered a nice loud air horn. I should have tested the lights instead.
>
>GREAT on the radio!! They are hard to find, I found one after a year of
looking.
>It works, but is missing the little gear that drives the dial. Is your
radio the
>type that the dial attaches to the front of the dash with 2 screws?

Yes, it is. The owners manual is in the jockey box and it has a picture of
the radio, otherwise I wouldn't have known it was original equipment. I
had to install a new antenna and attach a temporary speaker (the original
in the padded dash is long gone, but I imagine I can find a replacement).
It isn't Hi-Fi, but I can listen to it and just pretend it is 1966 again...
>
>Attended a show in Carthage, MO (visiting my son, I'm in south Alabama)
and saw a
>georgous '66 in the "original/unrestored" division. It had 22,000 miles
on it and
>was all original........sharp.
>

1962 Unibody, short box, big window--351C
1966 F250 Custom Cab, 352, 4-speed
1962 short stepside (big empty space under the hood)
I shortened this to only FT's
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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 22:04:45 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 69 Vin

Please send replies to:
>
>"Ingrid Krempasky"
>Hi, I don't know if you can help me, but I'm hoping you can. Would
>you know where to find the VIN on a 69 ford truck, besides the door?
>I appreciate your time. Ingrid
>
>Thanks, Scott


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Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 01:30:22 -0400
From: Tony Marino
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 78 Rear Leaf Spring Questions

Hey fellow FTE's!

I've got my '78 F-250 4x4 down to the rolling chassis phase right now,....


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