61-79-list-digest Saturday, December 26 1998 Volume 02 : Number 572



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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - FE's
FTE 61-79 - Need help again
FTE 61-79 - Merry Christmas
Re: FTE 61-79 - Need help again
Re: FTE 61-79 - 77 F100 for $950, Good deal?
Re: : Re: FTE 61-79 - F-100 Explorer
Re: FTE 61-79 - Need help again
FTE 61-79 - L&L 460 kit suggestions
Re: FTE 61-79 - FE's

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Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 09:17:51 PST
From: "Christopher Denson"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - FE's

Hey you all,
I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas! Well there's been
discussion in my neck of woods about FE's actually being Y-blocks (not
to be confused with 292,312 family) because of their shape. I always
thought FE's were V-8's. Can one of you FE experts enlighten me?
Also when I top off my tanks on a hot day, or a long trip, the gas comes
back out the caps. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there anyway to
fix this? It's not good for the new paint job.

Chris in San Diego
67 F100 C/S 352FE/C6




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Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 12:33:14 -0500
From: "Leslie O Mehaffey"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Need help again

I finally got my old 302 and tranny out yesterday (had to do it in snow) and
I am gonna paint the new one before I stick it in. I got some high heat ford
blue paint. Do I need to prime or prep the engine before I paint it? I cant
find any high heat primer anywhere and when I spray it on metal, it never
adheres so I have no clue what is wrong. Any help would be great!!
Virginia Jeff
'79 F-150 302

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Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 13:13:59 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish all the list members a Merry Christmas!
And to those that don't celebrate this day, Season's
Greetings.

Regards,
Ken Payne
Admin

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Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 14:10:52 EST
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Need help again

Speaking from experience I think you need to clean the surface of the cast
iron. I have found that if it is not rusting then it has coat of something
protecting it, usually something my paint does not like. In the last few
years when I have painted cast iron I have cleaned it with the cheapest break
cleaner in a spray can I can find. The surface of the cast iron is so porous
that it is very difficult to remove oily materials from the surface so that
paint bonds well. This can work on valve covers and oil pans too, even
finger prints on the smooth surfaces prevent good bonding. I would not ever
worry about primer on cast. If you are going for a super finish on a valve
cover or oil pan you would use the primer and sand paper, unless this is for
show, not worth it. Good Luck.
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 11:35:07 -0800
From: "jeffd"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 77 F100 for $950, Good deal?

Dog leg. Have someone with a good set of eyes drive behind the truck while
going down a straight road. You should be looking for the front and rear
wheels to be tracking each other. If the rears are out of line from the
fronts you have the rear end out of alignment or the frame is bent. If this
is really bad you will be able to notice it by the seat of your pants. Rear
end out of alignment can be a cheap fix but frame being bent can cost some
real money to fix.

Examples:

Straight Direction of travel
/\
front wheels I I


rear wheels I I




Dog Leggin' I I Or I I



I I I I

You will also notice irregular wear on the tires if they haven't been
replace recently. Normally a person will buy really cheap tires to hide the
problem while letting the unaware buyer believe that he is getting a deal.

Jeff

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> From: Matthew Hayduk
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 77 F100 for $950, Good deal?
> Date: Thursday, December 24, 1998 10:51 PM
>
> At 08:57 PM 12/24/98 -0800, you wrote:
> >Check the King pins, wheel bearings, radius arm bushings and have
someone
> >drive behind you to check if it dog legs down the road.
>
> Dog leg? I'm not familiar with that term. I know it needs back brakes,
he
> said so.
>
> >P.S. I always assume a vehicle needs new belts, brakes, hoses, fluids
and
> >tires before I'll let my wife drive it down the road (something to
bargain
> >with).
>
> Yea. But still. 900 for a decent drivable truck seems good IMHO!
>
> Thanks...
>
>
> Matthew Hayduk
> matt plusweb.net ICQ: 3680882 pager.mirabilis.com
>
> 94 SVT Cobra Coupe White/Black Leather #4270 of 5009 SCOA
> 9.176 76.069 Mph PERSONAL TOP SPEED: 137 mph
> - K&N FIPK
> - Flowmaster 2 chamber mufflers with no tailpipes
> - Pro 5.0 Power Tower Shifter
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Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 12:58:53 PST
From: "Andy D"
Subject: Re: : Re: FTE 61-79 - F-100 Explorer

>Exactly the same with mine on all points. It is a 360 w/C6, and power
>steering. I think also part of the package was the western swing-away
>mirrors and chrome headliner and windshield trim, both of which I have.
I
>suspect it also had the chrome drip rail trim and trim around the FORD
on
>the tailgate which mine is missing, but shows evidence of prior
existence.
>The VIN on mine checks out.
>
>Jim E.
Mine has a 360 w/C6, Power steering, Western swing-away mirrors, chrome
windshield trim, chrome drip rail trim, A/C, Power brakes, I have my
tailgate and it has no evidence of any trim on it. It also has "Custom"
on the back of the bed. The VIN is F10YNJ32625. I know the original
owner and the only thing not original to my knowledge is the
transmission but the original one was a C6 just not the one that is in
it.

Andy

72 F-100
70 F-100
56 F-600
56 F-100

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Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 19:47:01 -0500
From: "Leslie O Mehaffey"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Need help again

You reckon greased lightning would work? I am getting the block tomorrow so
I am thinking of all my questions now!

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Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 20:52:07 EST
From: FORDTRKNUT aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - L&L 460 kit suggestions

I just did another 460 conversion on a 1979 F-350 4x4 (my cousins) and have a
tip. I think there kits are awesome and recommend then highly. They come
complete with everything that you need....EXCEPT for a recommended lower
radiator hose. I have called L&L and asked what hose to use and they said
that I could re-use the existing lower hose. Well....yea I said....if you
want the hose to "rub through" and lose all the antifreeze. It rubs the
crossmember under the motor. I have a local NAPA dealer that a friend owns,
and he let me look in the back for myself. I have found that the best lower
hose to use is NAPA #7759. All that has to be done to the hose is to remove
1" off the part that connects to the radiator. It clears the crossmember and
belts with no sweat. I have no idea what type of vehicle it is for. If there
are any questions.....JUST ASK!!!

Wayne Grabley
1979 F-350 Ranger Lariet 4x4 (466 Big Block, soon to have 44's)
1979 Bronco Ranger XLT (351M, 38" Boggers, and passes NJ Stability Test!!)
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Date: Fri, 25 Dec 1998 20:21:16 -0600
From: Ed Mulligan
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - FE's

"Y" refers to the shape of the block, with the bottom part of the block
coming down past the centerline of the crank. It makes the block look like
a Y rather than a V. This month's Street Rodder has some good pictures.
Last month they kicked off their year long engine buildup for 1999 - a 292
cid Y block. It might be a good series for truck owners if it is as good
as their past engine buildups.

Ed



At 09:17 AM 12/25/98 PST, you wrote:
>Hey you all,
>I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas! Well there's been
>discussion in my neck of woods about FE's actually being Y-blocks (not
>to be confused with 292,312 family) because of their shape. I always
>thought FE's were V-8's. Can one of you FE experts enlighten me?
>Also when I top off my tanks on a hot day, or a long trip, the gas comes
>back out the caps. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there anyway to
>fix this? It's not good for the new paint job.
>
>Chris in San Diego
>67 F100 C/S 352FE/C6
>
>
>
>
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