61-79-list-digest Monday, January 4 1999 Volume 02 : Number 581



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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - 1978 ford f150 supercab 4x4
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: Service Manuals
FTE 61-79 - 460 swap motor mounts
FTE 61-79 - RE: 460 swap motor mounts
Re: FTE 61-79 - 460 swap motor mounts
FTE 61-79 - Correction L & L Contact Information
Re: FTE 61-79 - Change radius arm bushings on '77 2wd F250
FTE 61-79 - Wrecked 77 Bronco
Re: FTE 61-79 - Another Good Deal? 77 4X4 - $1200
FTE 61-79 - Yank my governor?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Yank my governor?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Change radius arm bushings on '77 2wd F250
Re: FTE 61-79 - 460 swap motor mounts
Re: FTE 61-79 - 1978 ford f150 supercab 4x4
FTE 61-79 - RE: I'm baaaack!!!
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: I'm baaaack!!!
FTE 61-79 - RE: 460 swap motor mounts
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: I'm baaaack!!!
FTE 61-79 - Rust removal

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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 10:57:26 EST
From: DR11AGON aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 1978 ford f150 supercab 4x4

I have one of the 1978 f150 supercab 4x4's with leaf springs in the front AND
rear. Has anyone with this kind of truck put a suspension lift on it? I want
to lift the suspension 6", but I haven't seen any kits advertised for this
application. If anyone knows where i can get the springs for this kind of
lift, it would be a great help.
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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 10:54:10 -0500
From: "The Freeman Family"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: Service Manuals

Currently there is a set of manuals at www.ebay.com for a '76. You may want
to keep an eye out there since they seem to auction a lot of manuals.

- -Ted
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From: Rick_Thompson dell.com
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, January 02, 1999 9:48 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: Service Manuals


>Anybody know where I can purchase factory service manuals for 1977 Ford
>trucks?
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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 13:00:02 EST
From: Boon40 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 460 swap motor mounts

Can anyone tell me where to find motor mounts for a 400 to 460 swap? I think
there was a company called L and L , or something like that. Please let me
know. Thanks , Boon
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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 11:16:13 -0700
From: Randy Collins
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: 460 swap motor mounts


Can anyone tell me where to find motor mounts for a 400 to 460 swap? I think
there was a company called L and L , or something like that.


Sure can,

L & L Products Inc.
(214) 475-8063
3210 Century Drive
Rowlett, Texas 75088

Randy Collins
Boise, Idaho
rcollins micron.net

1975 Ford F250 4WD Supercab "Muscle Truck"
460 SUPER COBRA JET



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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 13:16:05 -0500
From: "Humanhunter (Blake Barr)"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 460 swap motor mounts

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From:
To:
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 1999 1:00 PM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 460 swap motor mounts


>Can anyone tell me where to find motor mounts for a 400 to 460 swap? I
think
>there was a company called L and L , or something like that. Please let me
>know. Thanks , Boon
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Umm someone told me they made thier own mounts his e-mail is
skalicky cablelan.net.

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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 11:33:04 -0700
From: Randy Collins
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Correction L & L Contact Information

Opps!

The information I just sent for L&L listed their fax number.

This is the correct info:

L & L Products Inc.
Phone (214) 475-5202
Fax (214) 475-8063
3210 Century Drive
Rowlett, Texas 75088

Sorry about that!

Later,

Randy Collins
Boise, Idaho
rcollins micron.net

1975 Ford F250 4WD Supercab "Muscle Truck"
460 SUPER COBRA JET



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Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 14:40:44 -0500
From: Rick and Deborah Kelso
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Change radius arm bushings on '77 2wd F250

>Can someone help with changing the radius arm bushings on my 77 F250. Can
>you do this without removing the coil springs?

Why is everybody making it sound like changing the radius
arm bushings is a big deal. I can change both sides on a 2WD
F-series in less than 1 hour. It so easy, I'm surprised no one has
told this method before. Take a come-along and wrap one end
around the axle end and the other end around the frame rail behind
the front bumper and pull (after removing the nut from the end of
the radius arm, of course). Change the bushings and retlease the
come-along and tighten the nut back up. This also will work using
a porta-power. Simple, huh?

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Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 17:55:19 -0500
From: Paul
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Wrecked 77 Bronco

Its in Waynesboro, Virginia, which is in the Shenandoah Valley area,
west of Charlottesville.

Paul G.
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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 18:58:23 -0500
From: David Wadson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Another Good Deal? 77 4X4 - $1200

> Maybe you shouldn't be buying a 20-year old Ford truck! :-) >>
>
>HEY WATCH IT!!! I bought my F-350 for exactly that reason, I needed somthing
>solid, and you cant beat a ford truck.

I was mostly in jest with the reliability barb. But let's face it, if
you're not mechanically inclined or are adverse to unexpected breakdowns,
buying a 20-year old vehicle, Ford or other, is not the best idea! The
reason I think of my truck as being reliable is that I have put so many
parts into rebuilding it that there can't be many left to break! It's not
that they can't take a good beating but eventually something will give.

As for an F-350 - you can't get much more solid than that without
considering a tank! :-)



David Wadson - wadsond air.on.ca
"PS2" - 78 F100/302/C4


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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 16:07:49 -0800
From: Sean Hess
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Yank my governor?

Hey y'all,

I'll try again -

SHOULD I REMOVE THE VELOCITY GOVERNOR OFF MY 360?

Sorry for the shouting, but I didn't seem to get anyone's attention last time.

Dr. Hess
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Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 16:18:57 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Yank my governor?

Sean Hess wrote:

> Hey y'all,
>
> I'll try again -
>
> SHOULD I REMOVE THE VELOCITY GOVERNOR OFF MY 360?
>
> Sorry for the shouting, but I didn't seem to get anyone's attention last time.
>
> Dr. Hess

Depends on the application. If you want to go blasting down the freeway then
yes. If it is a work motor, continuos duty like a generator or lawn mower then
leave the governor on.

Laters

- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacific.net/~duckdon
ICQ# 19575234

99 Contour SE Sport
63 F-100 4x4 with 3/4 ton running gear and most of the trimmings.


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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 20:38:31 -0600
From: Rick_Thompson dell.com
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Change radius arm bushings on '77 2wd F250

Thanks. Another option I've been told is to unbolt the bracket that holds
the radius arms. My bracket is bolted in place. Someone told me it came
rivited from the factory.

Thoughts on which is easier?

Rick Thompson
1977 Ford F250 Super Cab


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From: Rick and Deborah Kelso [mailto:rkelso usit.net]
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 1999 1:41 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Change radius arm bushings on '77 2wd F250


>Can someone help with changing the radius arm bushings on my 77 F250. Can
>you do this without removing the coil springs?

Why is everybody making it sound like changing the radius
arm bushings is a big deal. I can change both sides on a 2WD
F-series in less than 1 hour. It so easy, I'm surprised no one has
told this method before. Take a come-along and wrap one end
around the axle end and the other end around the frame rail behind
the front bumper and pull (after removing the nut from the end of
the radius arm, of course). Change the bushings and retlease the
come-along and tighten the nut back up. This also will work using
a porta-power. Simple, huh?

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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 22:50:44 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 460 swap motor mounts

i made mine out of 390 mounts
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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 22:49:45 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 1978 ford f150 supercab 4x4

i would think f250 lifts would be the same
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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 20:02:38 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: I'm baaaack!!!

Hi guys. Hope you had a joyful holiday season. We're just getting settled
into our new digs here in Maine. Arrived in state Nov 13. Bought the house
Dec 21 and moved in on the 22nd. The house is great!! It has something for
everyone. The wife gets a really nice living room and den. The kids each
get their own room and a play room and the use of a basement. What does dad
(me) get? a 900 square foot heated garage with a 20 foot ceiling a
comercial garage door 200 amp electrical service and a super industrial
comercial size air compressor running on 220 VAC!! ARRR ARRR ARRR!!! I've
been in the place a couple of weeks now and I've already changed the oil in
all my cars, replaced the radiator in my truck, fixed several little things
that were bugging me an now I'm going to start planning the restoration I
want to do on my '76.

I'm happier than a pig in..... er, well, just say I'm in hog heaven here.
Everyone in CA thought I was nuts for coming out here but it seems I was
right. I can buy a whole lot more house here and with the savings I can buy
all the heat I need.

God bless and I'll let you know as things progress with the truck. I hope
to have it ready for Pigeon Forge this year. BTW I drove through there on
my way to Maine. Didn't see much of it I almost got rained off the road.

Tom H.
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Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 20:28:32 -0800
From: Mike Pacheco
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: I'm baaaack!!!

Good luck in your new home, good to see you back on the list. Always glad
someone with a lot of knowledge is around. So you left the Bay Area...

Mike in Seattle

Hogan, Tom wrote:

> Hi guys. Hope you had a joyful holiday season. We're just getting settled
> into our new digs here in Maine. Arrived in state Nov 13. Bought the house
> Dec 21 and moved in on the 22nd. The house is great!! It has something for
> everyone. The wife gets a really nice living room and den. The kids each
> get their own room and a play room and the use of a basement. What does dad
> (me) get? a 900 square foot heated garage with a 20 foot ceiling a
> comercial garage door 200 amp electrical service and a super industrial
> comercial size air compressor running on 220 VAC!! ARRR ARRR ARRR!!! I've
> been in the place a couple of weeks now and I've already changed the oil in
> all my cars, replaced the radiator in my truck, fixed several little things
> that were bugging me an now I'm going to start planning the restoration I
> want to do on my '76.
>
> I'm happier than a pig in..... er, well, just say I'm in hog heaven here.
> Everyone in CA thought I was nuts for coming out here but it seems I was
> right. I can buy a whole lot more house here and with the savings I can buy
> all the heat I need.
>
> God bless and I'll let you know as things progress with the truck. I hope
> to have it ready for Pigeon Forge this year. BTW I drove through there on
> my way to Maine. Didn't see much of it I almost got rained off the road.
>
> Tom H.
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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 23:01:54 -0700
From: Randy Collins
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: 460 swap motor mounts


i made mine out of 390 mounts


I made a similar set but they didn't hold up to a stock 429 I had in a 1975 F250 high boy.


Randy Collins
Boise, Idaho
rcollins micron.net

1975 Ford F250 4WD Supercab "Muscle Truck"
460 SUPER COBRA JET



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Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 22:26:58 -0800
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: I'm baaaack!!!

Tom!! You're finally back!
We wuz startin to think you didn't love us anymore and were gone
for good! Congrats on the cool sounding new house, and glad to
have you back!


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: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 22:26:59 -0800
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rust removal

Last week someone turned me on to a very interesting article
on electrolytic rust removal and I got the authors permission
to link it to my website.

If you've got stuff that's rusty, and you wish it wasn't, you
might find this article to be an interesting read...

It's at the bottom of my "tech links" page.......


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