61-79-list-digest Wednesday, November 18 1998 Volume 02 : Number 526



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: dana 44 & 60 installation set up tip-OOPS revised
Re: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?
FTE 61-79 - 4V 351C Manifold
FTE 61-79 - Steering u-joints
FTE 61-79 - 79 bronco 4wd 351m exhaust manifolds in a 68 F100 2wd
Re: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?
Re: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?
FTE 61-79 - Dash Lights
FTE 61-79 - 351W and C4s
FTE 61-79 - F-250 Emblem
FTE 61-79 - mushy brakes
RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Steering u-joints
Re: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?
RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Dash Lights
RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Body lift question
RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Dash Lights
FTE 61-79 - 460 Transplant
FTE 61-79 - Replacement Radius Arms For 79 Bronco!
FTE 61-79 - COUPLING ASSEMBLY 79 F-250 4X4
RE: (Archive Copy) RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Dash Lights
RE: (Archive Copy) RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Body lift question
RE: (Archive Copy) Re: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Replacement Radius Arms For 79 Bronco!
FTE 61-79 - Back Glass for Grabs, mystery headlight/vacuum switch
RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - COUPLING ASSEMBLY 79 F-250 4X4
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: dana 44 & 60 installation set up tip-OOPS revised
FTE 61-79 - smoke types
Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types
Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types
Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types
Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types
Re: FTE 61-79 - 351c exh manifolds on a 351m engine? Was"79 bronco 4wd 351m exhaust on a 68 F100 2wd"
Re: FTE 61-79 - Back Glass for Grabs, mystery headlight/vacuum switch
Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types
Re: FTE 61-79 - 351W and C4s
FTE 61-79 - M block oil pump - WAS No spark
Re: FTE 61-79 - M block oil pump - WAS No spark
FTE 61-79 - Cab mounts!
Re: FTE 61-79 - Dash Lights
FTE 61-79 - RE: Carter AFB carb
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: Carter AFB carb
FTE 61-79 - HELP! 69f100 4x4 steering box- none to be had!!!
Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types
Re: FTE 61-79 - HELP! 69f100 4x4 steering box- none to be had!!!
Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types
Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types
Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE Radius Arms.
Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types
Re: FTE 61-79 - CJ Heads
Re: FTE 61-79 - 4V 351C Manifold
Re: FTE 61-79 - Adding P/S to '68 F100
FTE 61-79 - 351 2-V to 4-V?
FTE 61-79 - [Fwd: Truck Wanted]

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Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 07:45:14 -0500
From: luxjo thecore.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: dana 44 & 60 installation set up tip-OOPS revised

hankg mtaonline.net wrote:
>
> With these numbers and the
> proper chart you change the pinion depth shim stack located under the
> inner pinion bearing cup.

Dana axles have the pinion shims located under the bearing race? Dana
really tried to go to extra lengths to make it impossible for a DIY to
set up there diff's, Hunh? :-)

> l rule is under 3.91 (3.73, 3.54 and smaller # use the same, and over >3.91 (4.09, 4.10 4.56) and

I've heard there are two sets of 4:10 gears, one for each type carrier
at the gear break. I thought 4:10 was the crossover. Does that mean
there is no way I can use 4:10 gears with the detroits I have for 3.54's
right now??

> If you want a locker for a non posi rear end I have had a good
> experience with the Powertrax locker. most cases it cost around $300
> plus shipping and doesn't require the carrier to be removed from the
> vehicle unless you have a two piece carrier.

You can get the side drivers from a powertracks inside the open dif
without taking it out. Are all dana opens like this?

I installed one in a
> c-clip rear axle and it took about 1 1/2 hours including replacing the
> axle seals. dealer pricing on a posi carrier was $700 and then the shim
> headache was some thing I didn't have to deal with. hank

If you only replace the carrier, isn't there usually (not always) a
pretty good chance you don't have to change shims at all, especially
pinion shims, since you are not changing gears.

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Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 07:48:44 -0500
From: luxjo thecore.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?

Mr. Paul R. Boudreault wrote:

> They make a better replacement shaft which gets rid of the Rag joint. (From
> what I understand this is a weak point.)

Would a 79 F-250 have had a rag joint? The truck I picked up had a
shaft with univ at both ends. Is this an aftermarket steering shaft?

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 23:46:59 -0500
From: pickup65 juno.com (Jon E Purut)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 4V 351C Manifold

It has been said that the stock 4V manifold off a 4V 351C will not work
with 2V heads. While reading Pat Ganahl's book called Ford Performance I
noticed his responce to this queston on page 85.

To quote "If you have a two-barrel 351C with the stock heads still on it,
you can pick up a quick and cheap 35 horsepower just by bolting on a
stock four-barrel manifold-regardless of port mismatch-plus a 780 Holley
carb."

He goes on to tell what gaskets to use and so on. I personally would not
do it and remember some on this list question some of this guys
information.

I have decided to go with the 2V manifold for now. Thanks guys for all
your input.

Jon E. Purut
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.xoom.com/Chelley
one 64 F500, one 77 F150 and a pair of 65 F100's

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 08:57:10 -0500
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Steering u-joints

B Clark writes: >>any body familiar with ford steering? the shaft that
connects the steering sector with the colum shaft, it has a bad u-joint.
the ford dealer only sells the whole shaft, and it's priced outrageously.
anybody have a better idea. any info would be helpful. thanks bill clark


I found some several years back in the local Farm supply dealer.. This guy
is an independent and has all different sizes of u-joints for all different
kinds of small to very large machinery. Several makes of very old tractors
have sometimes two or three u-joints in their steering shafts.

Good luck.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 08:03:31 -0600
From: Shawn Donkin
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 79 bronco 4wd 351m exhaust manifolds in a 68 F100 2wd

Anyone know if this will fit? I will be removing the engine again to
move the engine
mount towers forward so my tranny and driveline will hookup and it would
be easier removing
them when the engine is out of the truck. If they dont fit, will the
manifolds from my old 351c
fit on the 351m? I think i heard that the heads are the same on 2V
351c's and 351m's.Is
this true?

Shawn Donkin
'68 F100 2wd (351m/c6 conversion almost there!)

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 06:14:03 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?

The actual URL is http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.flaming-river.com
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> From: Mr. Paul R. Boudreault
> To: 'Ford CHAT'
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?
> Date: Monday, November 16, 1998 8:31 PM
>
>
> Flaming River at www.flamingriver.com
>

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 06:18:55 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?

Borgeson is at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.borgeson.com

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> From: Bill Beyer
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?
> Date: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 6:14 AM
>
> The actual URL is http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.flaming-river.com

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 06:20:35 -0800 (PST)
From: Arlene Mason
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Dash Lights

I have a problem with the dash lights on my '77 F100. It seems I have
tried replacing everything, the bulbs, the fuses, etc. and still no
dash lights. The only thing I got from the deal was a broken odometer.
(that's another story). Has anyone else had this problem? How can I
fix it??

Thanks,
Arlene
'77 F100 - 400/C6




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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 06:30:27 -0800 (PST)
From: Bill
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 351W and C4s

Hi all,

Returning to the list after a year off doing things like working...
(bummer).. man I remember when there was less that 300 people on one
big list.. wow how it has grown...

I have a '64 shortbox with a few mods (76 302/C4, 77 Volare front
clip) and while it runs well, the 302 is tired and in need of
rebuilding. A friend of mine has offered to give me (yes, give) a
1970 351W (30,000 miles since rebuild, rv cam, 10 overbore, edlebrock,
etc).. for helping him do some work on his 77. Anyone know if I will
have any problems with the '76 C4 fittin' up to the 70 351W? I dont
want to switch to a C6 as this will entail shortin' the drive shaft
and redoing the rear tranny mount.. plus I dont want the extra
weight.. I recently rebuilt the C4, put a B&M shift kit in it and a
B&M Z-Gate shifter on it, so I also dont want to lose all that work..
(not to mention the expense)..
The truck is strickly street and will never be used for heavy hauling
or towing..


and anyone know where I can get a '64 grill reasonable... painted or
chrome.. I have a '63 grill (bright) that was in the truck when I
bought it..


Bill in Texas
'64 Shortbox
'90 Harley Dresser



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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 09:31:51 EST
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - F-250 Emblem

Just checking to see if anyone has a spare fender emblem that says
"F-250"....its for a 76, about 3" long and 1-1/2" tall...

Please send me a message....Thanks!

Colorado Jeff
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 08:27:23 -0600
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - mushy brakes

Gary,

I sympathize with you. One of the reasons I am so active in the brake
discussions is that my son's 79 M*nt# C rl* also defies all reason when it
comes to having decent brakes. They work, they stop the car, they're hard,
but they have way too much pedal travel. Henry on the OTOH has a stuck
proportioning valve but his brakes work most excellently. Go figure.


- -John

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


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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 09:58:27 -0800
From: Jim Pliss
Subject: RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Steering u-joints

Azie,
Yes I do have a solution there is a replacement ujoint and I will try to
get you the part number tomorrow you should be able to get the brand or at
least cross refernce it at you local auto parts store. ( Use a good one
like NAPA for crossreference) Only cost me about 8 bucks plus my time.

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From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com [SMTP:am14 daimlerchrysler.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 5:57 AM
To: 61-79-list Ford-trucks.com
Subject: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Steering u-joints

B Clark writes: >>any body familiar with ford steering? the shaft that
connects the steering sector with the colum shaft, it has a bad u-joint.
the ford dealer only sells the whole shaft, and it's priced outrageously.
anybody have a better idea. any info would be helpful. thanks bill clark


I found some several years back in the local Farm supply dealer.. This guy
is an independent and has all different sizes of u-joints for all different
kinds of small to very large machinery. Several makes of very old tractors
have sometimes two or three u-joints in their steering shafts.

Good luck.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 09:03:19 -0600
From: Larry Schmiedekamp
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?

OX


I just pull a power steering gear box out of a 79 F250 to replace the one

in my 74 F350 and it had the Rag joint setup.

Larry
PS These are 2wd don't know if a different set for 4wd.



At 07:48 AM 1/17/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Mr. Paul R. Boudreault wrote:
>
>> They make a better replacement shaft which gets rid of the Rag joint.
(From
>> what I understand this is a weak point.)
>
> Would a 79 F-250 have had a rag joint? The truck I picked up had a
>shaft with univ at both ends. Is this an aftermarket steering shaft?
>
> OX
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 10:04:50 -0800
From: Jim Pliss
Subject: RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Dash Lights

Arlene
Try the light switch. It has a variable resistor in it to control the
brightness of the dash lights. If this variable resistor is broken no power
gets to the dash lights. Not sure of the wiring but a diagram of the wiring
plus a volt meter will tell you if this is true. make sure there is input
voltage at the switch. If all your other lights work than this should be
the case. Now check your wiring diag on the light switch. Look for the wire
that supplies the dash board lights and check the voltage at this terminal
with the lights on. Now rotate the light switch knob left to right and
back. If no voltage than replace the light switch. Let me know how it goes.

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From: Arlene Mason [SMTP:arlenemason yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 6:21 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Dash Lights

Arlene
I have a problem with the dash lights on my '77 F100. It seems I have
tried replacing everything, the bulbs, the fuses, etc. and still no
dash lights. The only thing I got from the deal was a broken odometer.
(that's another story). Has anyone else had this problem? How can I
fix it??

Thanks,
Arlene
'77 F100 - 400/C6




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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 10:10:11 -0800
From: Jim Pliss
Subject: RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Body lift question

How big do you want to go. Seeing that this is a half ton truck and only 2
wheel drive what are you wnating to do and what size tires do you want to
go to? I should be able to help you more.

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From: RKocsis627 aol.com [SMTP:RKocsis627 aol.com]
Sent: Monday, November 16, 1998 1:14 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Body lift question

I have a '77 F150 Custom 2WD and would like to get more clearance for
bigger
tires. Is a 3" body lift a good idea or is there a better way to make more
room? Any problems when doing one of these or are they pretty simple?
What's
the biggest tire and rim I could put on then? Thanks for the help.
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 09:26:10 -0600 (CST)
From: Jesus Cardoso
Subject: RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Dash Lights

Howdy!

Since we are talking about dask lights, does anyone know what year
the variable resistors were installed in the operation of the dash lights?
I am just trying to figure out if my '63 is suppose to have one.

Thanks,
chuy
'63 F100

On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, Jim Pliss wrote:

> Arlene
> Try the light switch. It has a variable resistor in it to control the
> brightness of the dash lights. If this variable resistor is broken no power
> gets to the dash lights. Not sure of the wiring but a diagram of the wiring

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 10:41:39 -0500
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 460 Transplant

Matthew Schwartz writes: >>I am about to spend some money on a 1976 F250
"Explorer Package" Supercab 2WD. My question is can the motor mounts and
accompaning 460 be transplanted into the 1976 frame?

So long as both are 2wd - Yes. Be sure to mount the towers in the same
holes as they are in in the '78. (I think there are two (2) different
locations to mount them)

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 10:43:15 EST
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Replacement Radius Arms For 79 Bronco!

Hey Ox,

You're right, I forgot about modifying the spring pads. I had to first weld up
the old holes then re-drill the new ones. There were a few different pads
available, some much thicker than the others. I think the Broncos had the
thicker (better) ones.

And yes, you're right, I did mean caster. I still went with the drop down
brackets to maintain the level of the lower spring pads. Although the "C"
bushing system keeps the axle correct with the lift, the lower pads would need
a "wedge" below them to keep them level (front to back)....

On my 69 F-100 4x4, I found that if I had only single shocks, the front end
would "dip" quit a bit....the quad setup really made a difference...maybe the
difference in weights between this year truck and the Bronco changes the
ride????

Colorado Jeff


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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 10:43:07 EST
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - COUPLING ASSEMBLY 79 F-250 4X4

I've seen ads from I think two different companies for these in the latest
issue of Four Wheeler magazine....

I have two trucks with this problem, (76 and 77-1/2 F-250 4x4's), so I'll be
interested in what you find out. I'm hoping I can find that U-joint somewhere,
maybe even a bearing supply house or something....

Let us know what you decide!

Colorado Jeff
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 10:54:27 -0800
From: Jim Pliss
Subject: RE: (Archive Copy) RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Dash Lights

I know that the 73 and up do but am not sure about th 63. I would try to
contact the ford dealer and see if they have any answers if not I would get
a chiltons manual this usually has a pretty good breakdown on the
electrical. Might point you in the right direction.


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From: Jesus Cardoso [SMTP:cardoso ee.tamu.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 7:26 AM
To: '61-79-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: (Archive Copy) RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Dash Lights

Howdy!

Since we are talking about dask lights, does anyone know what year
the variable resistors were installed in the operation of the dash lights?
I am just trying to figure out if my '63 is suppose to have one.

Thanks,
chuy
'63 F100

On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, Jim Pliss wrote:

> Arlene
> Try the light switch. It has a variable resistor in it to control the
> brightness of the dash lights. If this variable resistor is broken no
power
> gets to the dash lights. Not sure of the wiring but a diagram of the
wiring

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 11:01:08 -0800
From: Jim Pliss
Subject: RE: (Archive Copy) RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Body lift question

remember that changing tire size also affects your final drive ratio. the
bigger the tires the lower your final drive ratio. After saying that there
are some things to consider. How much weight? How much towing? Street or
offroad? Tires can come from 235 15r to 44 inches tall. I dont see the need
for 44 inch tires ona two wheel drive. Again kind of goes back to what do
you want to do with the truck. dailyu driver? towing? hauling and how much
weight? I know this seems kind of silly to ask but these will help to
determine a good tire combo that will work with what ever you are trying to
do. Also do you know the rear Ratio? Let me know and I will try to help

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From: Jim Pliss [SMTP:jpliss airolite.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 10:10 AM
To: '61-79-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: (Archive Copy) RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Body lift question

How big do you want to go. Seeing that this is a half ton truck and only 2
wheel drive what are you wnating to do and what size tires do you want to
go to? I should be able to help you more.

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From: RKocsis627 aol.com [SMTP:RKocsis627 aol.com]
Sent: Monday, November 16, 1998 1:14 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - Body lift question

I have a '77 F150 Custom 2WD and would like to get more clearance for
bigger
tires. Is a 3" body lift a good idea or is there a better way to make more
room? Any problems when doing one of these or are they pretty simple?
What's
the biggest tire and rim I could put on then? Thanks for the help.
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 11:07:48 -0800
From: Jim Pliss
Subject: RE: (Archive Copy) Re: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?

- -----Original Message-----
From: Larry Schmiedekamp [SMTP:Larry.Schmiedekamp angelo.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 7:03 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: (Archive Copy) Re: FTE 61-79 - re Steering shaft solution!?

Not sure if after market but I would Keep it sure wish I had one

OX


I just pull a power steering gear box out of a 79 F250 to replace the one

in my 74 F350 and it had the Rag joint setup.

Larry
PS These are 2wd don't know if a different set for 4wd.



At 07:48 AM 1/17/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Mr. Paul R. Boudreault wrote:
>
>> They make a better replacement shaft which gets rid of the Rag joint.
(From
>> what I understand this is a weak point.)
>
> Would a 79 F-250 have had a rag joint? The truck I picked up had a
>shaft with univ at both ends. Is this an aftermarket steering shaft?
>
> OX
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 11:14:00 -0500
From: luxjo thecore.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Replacement Radius Arms For 79 Bronco!

BDIJXS aol.com wrote:
>
> Hey Ox,
>
There were a few different pads
> available, some much thicker than the others. I think the Broncos had the
> thicker (better) ones.

I've never seen a thickness difference, but who knows ;-). I welded 1/8
inch plate to the bottom of mine to make sure they never bend again. I
was also able to make sure the angle of lower spring pad made my springs
perfectly straight side to side. It's tough to find spring pads in good
shape these days.

> And yes, you're right, I did mean caster. I still went with the drop down
> brackets to maintain the level of the lower spring pads. Although the "C"
> bushing system keeps the axle correct with the lift, the lower pads would need
> a "wedge" below them to keep them level (front to back)....

I plan on ditching the drop downs and having my stock drops modified
with cirluar wedges welded on either side of radisu arm hole. I will
also have to add a wedge in front of lower spring pads. I want to do
this to get radius arms up out of the way and help pinion angle. They
hang too low IMO.

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 10:26:29 -0600
From: "J Elliott"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Back Glass for Grabs, mystery headlight/vacuum switch

Upon measuring a back glass I picked up recently with some other stuff - it
turns out it is not for 67-72, but "73 and up F5" according to box. I am not
sure how far in years the 73 window fits. Measurement across the widest part
is approx. 59-3/8. It is supposedly new, though I do see a slight bit of
dust that looks like a gasket line around outside, but condition is
excellent/new. Light Gray tint.
On top of disappointing the venerable Stu due to wrong year, I have this
extra glass on hands. Reasonable offers considered. I am in the Nashville
area and hate to ship something like glass that large, but if anyone in the
general vicinity is in need, plus I travel a fairly wide area for work
periodically, getting into GA, AL, OH, KY and IN on a moderately regular
basis. E-mail off list if interested.

In addition - a question - in this I picked up a headlight switch from a
'69, and it has some form of vacuum switch attached to the back of it,
looking factory original. I have not checked my own '69 yet, but cannot
imagine what a vacuum switch on the headlight switch would be for, any
ideas?

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 11:18:23 -0800
From: Jim Pliss
Subject: RE: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - COUPLING ASSEMBLY 79 F-250 4X4

I will get the part number that i got to replace my ujoint tomorrow. Will send it here tomorrow when I come in first thing.

- -----Original Message-----
From: BDIJXS aol.com [SMTP:BDIJXS aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 7:43 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: (Archive Copy) FTE 61-79 - COUPLING ASSEMBLY 79 F-250 4X4

I've seen ads from I think two different companies for these in the latest
issue of Four Wheeler magazine....

I have two trucks with this problem, (76 and 77-1/2 F-250 4x4's), so I'll be
interested in what you find out. I'm hoping I can find that U-joint somewhere,
maybe even a bearing supply house or something....

Let us know what you decide!

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 10:50:41 -0600
From: "Michael R. Masse"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: dana 44 & 60 installation set up tip-OOPS revised

>>> 01/17 6:45 AM >>>
hankg mtaonline.net wrote:
>>=20
>> With these numbers and the
>> proper chart you change the pinion depth shim stack located under the
>> inner pinion bearing cup. =20

> Dana axles have the pinion shims located under the bearing race? Dana
>really tried to go to extra lengths to make it impossible for a DIY to
>set up there diff's, Hunh? :-)

The "hone an extra set of bearings for setup" method that someone just =
posted worked great for when I did mine.

>> l rule is under 3.91 (3.73, 3.54 and smaller # use the same, and over =
>3.91 (4.09, 4.10 4.56) and

> I've heard there are two sets of 4:10 gears, one for each type carrier
>at the gear break. I thought 4:10 was the crossover. Does that mean
>there is no way I can use 4:10 gears with the detroits I have for 3.54's
>right now??

>> If you want a locker for a non posi rear end I have had a good
>> experience with the Powertrax locker. most cases it cost around $300
>> plus shipping and doesn't require the carrier to be removed from the
>> vehicle unless you have a two piece carrier.=20

> You can get the side drivers from a powertracks inside the open dif
>without taking it out. Are all dana opens like this?=20

You can probably do it with 3.50's, but with 4.10's, the gear teeth get in =
the way. =20

>> I installed one in a
>> c-clip rear axle and it took about 1 1/2 hours including replacing the
>> axle seals. dealer pricing on a posi carrier was $700 and then the =
shim
>> headache was some thing I didn't have to deal with. hank

> If you only replace the carrier, isn't there usually (not always) a
>pretty good chance you don't have to change shims at all, especially
>pinion shims, since you are not changing gears. =20

> OX

If you're only replacing the carrier and not the gears then you won't have =
to mess with the pinion depth which is probably the most difficult part to =
setup without speciallized tools. You'll only have to mess with carrier =
bearing shims.

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 12:03:47 -0500 (EST)
From: Justin Farcas
Subject: FTE 61-79 - smoke types

Short, simple question: Could someone give me a rundown of the types of
exhaust smoke, their color and such, and what they pertain to? i.e. -
bluish smoke = burning oil.

Thanks,
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 12:54:03 EST
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types

I'll give it a go:

Bluish smoke is Burning oil, more exact is if you only see the smoke when your
reving or under a load, its valve guides, if its always present, its rings.

Black smoke is unburned fuel, either from a carb thats misudjusted, poor
igniton, or a severely restricted air cleaner

White smoke is water Vapor. Everybody has seen that on cold mornings, but if
you see it in July when youve been drivng all day, you've definately lost a
head gasket.

Any other symptoms are welcome.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 11:37:45 -0700
From: "Andrew W. Ford - Speaking For Myself"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types

JUMPINFORD aol.com wrote:

> I'll give it a go:
>
> Bluish smoke is Burning oil, more exact is if you only see the smoke when your
> reving or under a load, its valve guides, if its always present, its rings.

Assuming that you're sure the blue smoke is coming from the gas - another case
(don't even ask how I know! 8^( is when you've got so much blow-by that oil
is being pushed out the dip-stick tube onto the headers.


> Black smoke is unburned fuel, either from a carb thats misudjusted, poor
> igniton, or a severely restricted air cleaner



> White smoke is water Vapor. Everybody has seen that on cold mornings, but if
> you see it in July when youve been drivng all day, you've definately lost a
> head gasket.

Not always. I think it's lean running that adds white smoke, too - though much
less than a cracked head!

BTW, I once had a VWB*g (air cooled - no water) which got real hot and was
bellowing thick white smoke. I never figured out what it could have been as
it stopped after cooling and I sold the POS shortly after. Any ideas?

Regards,
78 F150 Ranger 4x4 Supercab / 351M C6

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 14:12:29 -0500 (EST)
From: Justin Farcas
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types

Ok, well then that answers my question. Which now is....
I have a rebuilt 460. When I rev it very lightly (between 500-1000rpms),
I can sometimes see/smell a little "oil burning" smoke. I was thinking
that it could just be the carburetor not adjusted right, or something
with the fuel system, since (FOR GOD'S SAKE!) this is a newly rebuilt
engine! I have about 2000 miles on the engine, and the problem does not
seem to be getting any worse. Can you tell me what kind of possibilities
I have of problems for this? Thanks a lot....
-JUSTIN


> > JUMPINFORD aol.com
wrote: > > > I'll give it a go: > >
> > Bluish smoke is Burning oil, more exact is if you only see the smoke when your
> > reving or under a load, its valve guides, if its always present, its rings.
>
> Assuming that you're sure the blue smoke is coming from the gas - another case
> (don't even ask how I know! 8^( is when you've got so much blow-by that oil
> is being pushed out the dip-stick tube onto the headers.
>
>
> > Black smoke is unburned fuel, either from a carb thats misudjusted, poor
> > igniton, or a severely restricted air cleaner
>
>
>
> > White smoke is water Vapor. Everybody has seen that on cold mornings, but if
> > you see it in July when youve been drivng all day, you've definately lost a
> > head gasket.
>
> Not always. I think it's lean running that adds white smoke, too - though much
> less than a cracked head!
>
> BTW, I once had a VWB*g (air cooled - no water) which got real hot and was
> bellowing thick white smoke. I never figured out what it could have been as
> it stopped after cooling and I sold the POS shortly after. Any ideas?
>
> Regards,
> 78 F150 Ranger 4x4 Supercab / 351M C6
>
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 14:15:34 -0500 (EST)
From: Justin Farcas
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types

Also...
VW Bug...air cooled?!? That's something I NEVER knew!


-Justin Farcas

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 13:30:51 -0600
From: Shawn Donkin
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 351c exh manifolds on a 351m engine? Was"79 bronco 4wd 351m exhaust on a 68 F100 2wd"

Ok, i know the bronco manifolds wont work, can anyone tell me if the 351c
manifolds will fit on the 351m?
Or, does _Anyone_ make a header application for this?Email me personally if
need be, i dont wanna drive
dad's ch*vy anomore!

TIA,
Shawn Donkin
'68 F100 2wd (351m/c6 conversion almost there!)


I wrote:

> Anyone know if this will fit? I will be removing the engine again to
> move the engine
> mount towers forward so my tranny and driveline will hookup and it would
> be easier removing
> them when the engine is out of the truck. If they dont fit, will the
> manifolds from my old 351c
> fit on the 351m? I think i heard that the heads are the same on 2V
> 351c's and 351m's.Is
> this true?
>
> Shawn Donkin
> '68 F100 2wd (351m/c6 conversion almost there!)
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 13:38:19 -0600
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Back Glass for Grabs, mystery headlight/vacuum switch

>In addition - a question - in this I picked up a headlight switch from a
>'69, and it has some form of vacuum switch attached to the back of it,
>looking factory original. I have not checked my own '69 yet, but cannot
>imagine what a vacuum switch on the headlight switch would be for, any
>ideas?


Ever seen the switch on a 69 Cougar ... lots of vacuum there for the
headlight covers! Several other years had them too, but since you said 69
and we have one it was the first to pop into my head. Are you sure you got
a switch for a truck ? I've never seen one with (factory) headlight covers
... maybe its a new option ;)


Just my 2cents

Bill

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 13:42:04 -0600
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types

At 01:15 PM 11/17/98 , you wrote:
>Also...
>VW Bug...air cooled?!? That's something I NEVER knew!

Yup, not the new ones though ... not even Porsche is air cooled anymore,
what's the world comin to!??!?!?



Hey as for the smoke, check the pcv connections and be sure you're not
leaking through that, I forgot to plug that in on my sister's 5.0 F250 and
it smelled like you'd left an open bottle of oil sitting next to you. Also
check the valve cover gaskets, if its been rebuilt then you may need to
snug them up, this sounds dumb, but sometimes the fan will be enough to
blow the smoke out the back, and then you wouldn't notice it at higher revs.


Just my 2cents

Bill

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 13:43:55 -0600
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 351W and C4s

>I have a '64 shortbox with a few mods (76 302/C4, 77 Volare front
>clip) and while it runs well, the 302 is tired and in need of
>rebuilding. A friend of mine has offered to give me (yes, give) a
>1970 351W (30,000 miles since rebuild, rv cam, 10 overbore, edlebrock,
>etc).. for helping him do some work on his 77. Anyone know if I will
>have any problems with the '76 C4 fittin' up to the 70 351W? I dont
>want to switch to a C6 as this will entail shortin' the drive shaft
>and redoing the rear tranny mount.. plus I dont want the extra
>weight.. I recently rebuilt the C4, put a B&M shift kit in it and a
>B&M Z-Gate shifter on it, so I also dont want to lose all that work..
>(not to mention the expense)..
>The truck is strickly street and will never be used for heavy hauling
>or towing..
>

Seems like as long as its a windsor you shouldn't have any problems with
bolting it up. You may need to watch the accessories as the windsor is a
little taller and wider, but the bolt patterns are the same ... your
exhaust might need to stretch a little bit (wider), but that should even
bolt up.

But then again aren't theories fun ...


Bill
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 12:16:49 -0800 (PST)
From: Pat Brown
Subject: FTE 61-79 - M block oil pump - WAS No spark

'M' block devotees can jump in here anytime now, but this appears to
be a very common problem with these engines. It comes up on this list
enough that even my old brain remembers it:-). I also remember one of
our active list members just went through this, I just can't figure
out who. Gary seems to want to blame it on deposits coming off the
pickup tube, but nobody has mentioned that it is sealer from the factory.
I've become so aware of it that I bought a new pickup tube for my
daughter's N*ss*n 280n ZX, I'm in the middle of a total rebuild of
(actually, I'm in the middle of a total mess with it) right now.

Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California


Burt wrote:

> Pat,
> You say that the oil pumps on 400's have a habit of seizing up? I find this
> interesting as I helped a friend just recently troubleshoot and repair a
> seized oil pump on his 79 F-250 400. Yeah, it started out with a broken
> distributor gear. I was able to determine the cause was excess pipe compound
> on the threads of the sump pickup pipe where it joins the oil pump body.
> After removing the rotor with a lot blows from a soft dead blow hammer I found
> a small amount of foreign material jamming the surface of one of the lobes.
> At first it appeared it was a very small black chunk of metal. I am one of
> these people who has to know where is came from. So, after I drove it off the
> surface with a hammer and screwdriver, thought I would keep it from getting
> lost by putting it on strong magnet. I was taken back when it would not
> stick, and then examined it much closer. I discovered it could be shaped with
> enough force while using a screwdriver blade. Then I looked at the
> disassembled pump and noted pipe compound forced out near the end of the pipe
> inside the pump body, it had formed several little lumps. They had been there
> since 1979, or so I think, I went on and attacked the lumps with a
> screwdriver and sure enough they could still be formed and shaped.
> Additionally, they could be broken free without a whole lot of effort.
> Therefore I believe one of these broke off and caused the pump to seize.
> Question, why would anyone much less Ford use something like pipe compound on
> a lube oil system??? This is definitely not a good practice. If anyone has
> more information on this I would like to know more.
> Thanks Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 15:51:47 -0500
From: luxjo thecore.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - M block oil pump - WAS No spark

Pat Brown wrote:
>
> 'M' block devotees can jump in here anytime now, but this appears to
> be a very common problem with these engines. It comes up on this list
> enough that even my old brain remembers it:-). I also remember one of
> our active list members just went through this, I just can't figure
> out who.

Me, exact same thing, but my oil pump was fine (slightly low oil
pressure) until I put in a new HV oil pump. 70 miles later, it crapped
out. I don't know why it seized, cause I sent it back for a refund. I
had to recam it as it broke the both the cam/distr gears.

Gary seems to want to blame it on deposits coming off the
> pickup tube, but nobody has mentioned that it is sealer from the factory.

I don't recall any sealer (first replacement), but I did get a new
pickup tube when I put the second new pump in. So far, so good.

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 15:55:56 -0600
From: jedolson juno.com (JOHN E DOLSON)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Cab mounts!


Does anyone know where to get a new set of cab mounts (the metal parts)
for
a
78 F-250????


There is a company that sells original looking, weld on cab mounts for
$22.28 each, they also sell th sheet metal bolt on type for $17.00 each.
The company is called:


Mill Supply, inc.
3241 superior Ave., Cleveland, OH
44114-4344
1800-888-5072

They also sell many other body parts for 60's-80's Ford trucks and many
other vehicles.

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 17:44:23 -0600
From: Floyd Terrell
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Dash Lights

Arlene Mason wrote:

> I have a problem with the dash lights on my '77 F100. It seems I have
> tried replacing everything, the bulbs, the fuses, etc. and still no
> dash lights. The only thing I got from the deal was a broken odometer.
> (that's another story). Has anyone else had this problem? How can I
> fix it??
>
> Thanks,
> Arlene
> '77 F100 - 400/C6
>
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I had a similar problem with my '65 F100. Turned out the studs securing the
fuse block to the firewall had corroded and it was loosing ground. Removed,
cleaned, and replaced the fuse block nd solved problem.

Floyd Terrell

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 16:11:01 -0800
From: "Wiltzius, Tom"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: Carter AFB carb

I bought a Carter AFB 625 for my 360 as the Autolite 4300 sucked!
Question - do I use the timed vacuum or the other one( I think they called
it manifold vacuum)?
I honestly don't know the difference and the old carb is off of the manifold
already or I could do the test they reccomended.
any opinions or help will be appreciated!

Tom
Reno,NV
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 16:47:48 -0800
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: Carter AFB carb

Tom wrote:
>I bought a Carter AFB 625 for my 360 as the Autolite 4300 sucked!
>Question - do I use the timed vacuum or the other one( I think they called
>it manifold vacuum)?
>I honestly don't know the difference and the old carb is off of the manifold
>already or I could do the test they reccomended.
>any opinions or help will be appreciated!
>
>Tom
>Reno,NV


The difference is that the manifold vacuum port picks up its vacuum
signal from underneath the throttle plate, so it has manifold vaccum
all the time. The timed port picks up its signal from slightly above
the throttle plate (when the throttle is closed), so it doesn't get a
vacuum signal until the throttle plate is opened a little ways. Once
the throttle is open a little ways they both see basically the same
vacuum signal.

I use an edelbrock 1405, which is essentially the same carb as
the Carter AFB, and I prefer the timed vacuum. I had trouble keeping
a nice idle when the engine was cold with the manifold vacuum.
Since the engine idle speed changes with timing, and the timing
changes with vacuum, and the vacuum varies with idle speed, it would
idle too slow when the motor was cold and and the vacuum was low, then
as the motor warmed up and wanted to idle a faster on it's own and
it had higher vacuum, that would make the idle too fast when the
engine was hot. I just couldn't tweak the choke and fast idle cam
enough to make it idle right at all temperatures when I used the
manifold vacuum port. I was able to get the hot/cold idle dialed
in very nicely once I started using the timed vacuum port.

Some folks prefer to use the manifold vacuum port and have good luck
with it... The best way is to try 'em both and see how you like it.
When running on manifold vacuum it will idle much faster than when
on timed vacuum, so you'll have to readjust the idle speed and maybe
the idle mixture screws when you switch between the two...


Steve
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 20:05:14 EST
From: DUMPERDAN aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - HELP! 69f100 4x4 steering box- none to be had!!!

box blew out, can't get any parts,none in junk yard, need to go elk hunting
in less than 2 weeks. Is there any good retro fits or conversions available?

desperate
Dumper Dan
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 20:24:40 -0500
From: Dayton Boyd
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types

What if there is bluish smoke just when you start the engine? Valve seals,
beacuse I have that going on..

cannadnale
'78 F250 4x4, 460

At 01:01 PM 11/17/98 -0500, you wrote:
>
>I'll give it a go:
>
>Bluish smoke is Burning oil, more exact is if you only see the smoke when
your
>reving or under a load, its valve guides, if its always present, its rings.
>
>Black smoke is unburned fuel, either from a carb thats misudjusted, poor
>igniton, or a severely restricted air cleaner
>
>White smoke is water Vapor. Everybody has seen that on cold mornings, but if
>you see it in July when youve been drivng all day, you've definately lost a
>head gasket.
>
>Any other symptoms are welcome.
>
>Darrell Duggan
>74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 17:43:55 -0800 (PST)
From: TheFORDMAN webtv.net
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - HELP! 69f100 4x4 steering box- none to be had!!!

let me introduce myself my name is eric
aka the fordman. as for dan i beleive that depending on what type you
have
(power or strong arm steering ) from 67 to 79 will all interchange as
per what
ive come accross(USED TO WORK IN a
ford only parts yard) by the way what part of the country do you live in
maybe i can find one out here in the northwest (oregon) and possibly get
you in contact
with rght people but=A0let me know so i can check around!
forever fords,
ERIC

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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 18:35:24 -0800
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types

>What if there is bluish smoke just when you start the engine? Valve seals,
>beacuse I have that going on..
>
>cannadnale
>'78 F250 4x4, 460

Blue smoke when you start it, and/or blue smoke on sudden acceleration
after a long downhill coast in gear is quite often bad valve stem seals.
The stock Ford seals aren't very long lasting, and any motor with high
miles on the heads almost always wants a new set. Often, when you go to
change them, you'll find some missing and the rest all dried out and
crumbling to bits. I've changed several sets on older Ford engines, and
it can make a big difference in smoke and oil consumption.
They aren't that hard to change. 2-3 hours on a V-8 if you can come
up with a tool to compress the spring/retainer and get the keepers out.
Instructions on how to change the seals, and ideas on how to make a
homemade spring compressor tool are in the FTE tech articles...


Steve
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to
recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-- F. P. Jones


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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 19:06:50 -0800
From: Jason Eaton
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types

This is usually a sign of worn valve guides.

Dayton Boyd wrote:
>
> What if there is bluish smoke just when you start the engine? Valve seals,
> beacuse I have that going on..
>
> cannadnale
> '78 F250 4x4, 460
>
> At 01:01 PM 11/17/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >
> >I'll give it a go:
> >
> >Bluish smoke is Burning oil, more exact is if you only see the smoke when
> your
> >reving or under a load, its valve guides, if its always present, its rings.
> >
> >Black smoke is unburned fuel, either from a carb thats misudjusted, poor
> >igniton, or a severely restricted air cleaner
> >
> >White smoke is water Vapor. Everybody has seen that on cold mornings, but if
> >you see it in July when youve been drivng all day, you've definately lost a
> >head gasket.
> >
> >Any other symptoms are welcome.
> >
> >Darrell Duggan
> >74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 19:36:00 -0800
From: Steve & Rockette Leitch
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types

At 14:12 17/11/98 -0500, you wrote:

>> > White smoke is water Vapor. Everybody has seen that on cold mornings,
but if
>> > you see it in July when youve been drivng all day, you've definately
lost a
>> > head gasket.
>>
>> Not always. I think it's lean running that adds white smoke, too -
though much
>> less than a cracked head!
>>

You're right, white smoke isn't always water vapor, it's also not always a
cracked
head, or blown head gasket either, it could be transmission fluid from the
vacuum
modulator........ which will create an enormous amount of white smoke when
taking
off from a light.

Steve & the Rockette




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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 22:43:57 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE Radius Arms.

i have a few bronco parts for the 66-77 and the 78-79. i have a 79 door, spare
tire carrier, grille (the plastic part) complete front dana 44,
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 22:43:25 EST
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - smoke types

In a message dated 11/17/98 7:41:18 PM Pacific Standard Time,
canzus seanet.com writes:


vacuum
modulator........ which will create an enormous amount of white smoke when
taking
off from a light. >>


I totally forgot that one, shouldn't have but did. Had that prob on an old
Galaxie. Duh stupid me.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 22:51:39 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - CJ Heads

i am a firm believer in the pi heads casting # D2OE , i've been the cj route
before, they are not for the street, unless you plan to turn it 4500 to 8000
rpm's. for a normal daily driver you will not have much low end torque.

jeff grant
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 23:04:27 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 4V 351C Manifold

several after market manufactures offer a 4v made for the smaller two barrel
heads.
i have two cast iron 4v intakes and one of the after markets.

jeff grant
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Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 20:26:49 -0800
From: "jeffd"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Adding P/S to '68 F100

Find a column and FOMOCO steering box out of 68-79? 2wd F-100,250,350 and
the left engine horn (the sheetmetal part the motor mount connects to)
should bolt right up. Make sure your rag joint is in good shape. NOTE: stay
away from the Bendix steering gear, they don't last and they are hard to
rebuild. I have a 390 in a F-250 camper special
and this worked for me.

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> From: Richard Cherico
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Adding P/S to '68 F100
> Date: Tuesday, November 17, 1998 2:54 AM
>
> Thanks to all who replied to my oil pressure question. Now, onto adding
> power steering. My truck is a '68 F100 4x2 SWB with upper-body-building
> manual steering which scares my fiancee out of driving it. Anyway, I
seem
> to remember the setup from my old '67 sported a gearbox from something
like....


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