61-79-list-digest Monday, October 26 1998 Volume 02 : Number 499



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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - 302 Dipstick
Re: FTE 61-79 - To 289 or 302 that is the ?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Information on 302
Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: 61-79 list split vote
FTE 61-79 - Re: New to list... got a few questions (and a 460!?)
Re: FTE 61-79 - To 289 or 302 that is the ?
RE: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: 61-79 list split vote
FTE 61-79 - New tech article
FTE 61-79 - axle codes
FTE 61-79 - Bottom Dead Center
FTE 61-79 - HOLLEY CARB QUESTION
FTE 61-79 - Re: Sway Bars
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Sway Bars

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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 06:02:47 PST
From: "WILLIAM WHITED"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 302 Dipstick

I know that there was a discussion early on the list about dipsticks,
I have a 302 in my 79 F150 Super Cab, and it is unattached. The casing
is kind of held there by the dipstick, in the hole. How concerned to I
need to be about this? Also how do I fix it? I just use the vehicle to
drive around lovely GTMO, the most the engine is running at any given
time is 40 min, with max speeds of 35mph. I plan to rework the truck
after getting stateside in about 6 months TIA


74 F100 RANGER SUPER CAB 390
79 F150 EXPLORER SUPER CAB 302
"IT DON'T GTMO BETTER THEN THIS, SEMPER FI"


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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 10:05:43 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - To 289 or 302 that is the ?

i think everyone here is interested in performance for their trucks.
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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 10:11:16 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Information on 302

around georgia you can buy a junk yard 5.0 for 250.00 ( but without a
warranty) if you want the warranty its about 600.00, i could have purchased a
5.0 out of a state patrol mustang with only 12000 miles on it, the
transmissions go for 200.00 probably less without the warranty.

jeff grant
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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 10:12:07 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: 61-79 list split vote

keep it togeather.
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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 10:06:28 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: New to list... got a few questions (and a 460!?)

Forwarded for: Bill Adams


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
h*lp >

You didn't say if it blew air or not if it blows unheated air try this.
A lot of these older trucks had a _summer/winter valve_ in the heater
hose under the hood. You close the vavle in the summer to keep the hot
water from circulating through the cab, makes it a bit cooler in an
un-air-conditioned truck. It'll be located between the water pump and
the firewall on one of the heater water hoses.



Bill Adams
1966 F-100 Custom Cab, 352 V8, PS, AC, Long bed
1961 F-100 Unibody, 223 and a three on the tree!

The WoodButcher's Shop
"http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/heartland/plains/6640"

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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 07:46:59 -0700
From: Steve & Rockette Leitch
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - To 289 or 302 that is the ?

>This motor talk is problaby more suited to the performance list but since I
>was here I would ask anyway.
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>--
Here's a suggestion, build a 347ci, I've seen kits in Super Ford
for around $1800, you get the torque of a 351 in a 302 package.

Steve & the Rockette




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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 10:29:34 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: 61-79 list split vote

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>I see it as "having your cake and eating it too" :-) My only question to Ken
>was, will it put that much more burden on him to maintain yet anouther list or
>lists. Other than that it should really be the same for those who want all
>the
>info but will relieve those who don't. Can't beat that with at stick :-)
>

I'm not going to add additional lists until I have enough
volunteers to help out. I've already got a volunteer for
the pre61 list, another for the small truck list so that
frees up two lists for me.

Ken Payne

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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 15:20:01 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - New tech article

Bill Ballinger (ballingr ldd.net) has submitted an
article on FEs and bent push-rods. This article has
been added to the tech article section on the web
site.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com


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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 16:44:57 -0600
From: "ben"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - axle codes

I got the axle codes of my '79 F-150 Ranger XLT and I don't no what is
what. The code is H2, and that's it. I tried using that decoder thing but I
don't know what to fill in for the front or rear. It worked for my other
truck, but that is a longer code and was easier to figure out how to
seperate it out for front and rear. Also I'm missing the door tag on my '78
lariat, is there any way to find out about the axles?


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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 20:22:49 -0500
From: Dayton Boyd
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Bottom Dead Center

How do you find BDC on other cylinders besides #1, and without just looking
down the spark plug hole with a flashlight???


cannandale
'78 F250 4x4, 460


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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 21:34:15 -0500
From: "Jerry"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - HOLLEY CARB QUESTION

I just recently converted to a 4-barrel Holley on an Edelbrock Performer
on a 351W.
This is my 1st 4-B and I cant tell if the secondarys are opening when I
hold full throttle or passing gear.
(They worked on the bench with vac applied manually during carb OH.)
Can anyone explain if there is something I should be feeling or hearing if
the secondaries open ? ? ? ?
Jerry
1969 F350 Dually reefer 351W AOD PS PB PW AC
1970 F100 (ret)

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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 22:44:46 -0500
From: "Dean A. Noland"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Sway Bars

Can anyone tell me how well sway bars work on 67-72 Frod Trucks. I have a 69
Ranger that I have just restored, and was wondering how well they would work!

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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 1998 23:35:13 EST
From: GMPACHECO aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Sway Bars

I put a sway bar in the front of my 72', works great, I can corner much
better, not as loose.. still thinking about installing on the rear. I used
Hellwig and they cost about 125.00.. it was a thick bar, I can give you all
the spec. on it if needed.

Mike In Seattle
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