61-79-list-digest Sunday, March 28 1999 Volume 03 : Number 106



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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - Hang On!
Re: FTE 61-79 - Found 78 Crew Cab
Re: FTE 61-79 - Drive train noise and vibrations - new U-joints ?
FTE 61-79 - FE Rods
FTE 61-79 - Crossmember
Re: FTE 61-79 - Crossmember
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Web site updates
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: T-shirts
FTE 61-79 - Manual release of parking brake
FTE 61-79 - How to build horsepower with a 460?
FTE 61-79 - Web Page updated
Re: FTE 61-79 - Web Page updated

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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 06:33:23 -0600
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Hang On!

>
> Don't wait to fix it, do it now. I had the same thing happen on 79 bronco,
> waited too long, and when the front u-joint blew out, it took out the side
> of the velocity joint too. Almost dropped the front of the rear driveshaft,
> and I was just about to get on 75mph freeway. Imagine if I had dropped it
> then, you would not be seeing this letter. My dad had an old driveshaft
> with extra velocity joint, I bought new u-joints (3) and rebuilt it myself,
> then had it balanced. Works great now. Sorry about long post, but safety
> is an issue on this one.

I could see the headline: " FORD TRUCK SETS NEW RECORD IN POLE VAULT "

I bet they'd even talk about it on Art Bell... "The Mysterious Flying
Ford ... What the government doesn't want you to know..."
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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 05:33:33 -0800
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Found 78 Crew Cab

Thanks for your message at 07:04 AM 3/26/99 EST, FORDTRKNUT aol.com. Your
message was:
If anybody has a friend who moves
>vehicles....let me know as I really want to get a hold of this truck.

This isn't a friend, but I was selling a vehicle on ebay and this guy
emailed me that he could transport the vehicle. You could always give him
a call and check him out--I repeat--I know nothing about this person and
have had no contact with him other than his email to me...Good Luck!

Jason
Team JAKE Trucking L. L. C.
402-475-7077 phone
402-475-7079 fax
Dennis Pearson
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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 05:42:19 -0800
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Drive train noise and vibrations - new U-joints ?

Thanks for your message at 10:19 AM 3/26/99 PST, Dane Berthelsen. Your
message was:
>
>
>Every time I let go of my foot from the gas pedal to slow down the
>truck, I hear a loud noise and some vibration from the drive train. What
>is the cause and how do I fix it ? I also hear a 'gunk' noise every time
>I put the truck in drive or reverse. This tells me it's probably the
>U-joints that need to be replaced, but is that all ?

Your car stereo. It's not loud enough if you can hear all that..:-)
Dennis Pearson
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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 07:44:51 -0600
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - FE Rods

SHHH!!! You're tellin' a secret!!!

Those 390 rods are the same forging as the 428 CJ/PI. The difference is
the rod bolt used. The 390 (and some 428 PI's) use a 3/8 bolt, which
BTW, with modern materials, careful selection and prep are strong enough
for anything short of +6500 running and 500 hp. That's provided you
have an anally prepared short-block (with good oiling)capable of it.
The CJ/PI uses a 13/32 rod bolt that really was barely as strong as the
stock replacement 3/8 bolts we have now.

You can resize the 390 rod to fit the CJ bolts (modern materials make
them stronger too) if you want to. If you buy a set of 428 CJ rods
somewhere, that's likely what you're buying anyway.

Some 428 SCJ's (Canadian models I've heard them called, they also used a
427 MR head) use a 427 LeMans rod. The LeMans rod uses a 7/16 tri-lobe
cap-screw. There's been some debate on whether they came with the 13/32
CJ or the 427 cap-screw bolts. I've heard of both, but I don't know.

IMHO, you get alot of bang for your buck from a 390 rod with either
bolt. I'll likely resize mine for the 13/32 bolts just for insurance.
If I were spending any time up around high-C I'd use aftermarket rods
and leave those high dollar LeMans rods for the Cobra boys.
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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 11:38:45 EST
From: MONKEY D EISS
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Crossmember

I HAVE A '62 F100 PICK UP, AND I'M TRYING TO FIND A CROSSMEMBER FOR IT SO
I CAN DROP A 302 IN IT...IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO, IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED
BEYOND BELIEF.....THANX.....JONATHAN

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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 08:58:06 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Crossmember

Monkeyman,

PAW sells several different cross members & mounts to drop every kind of V8
into an early Ford pickup. You can order their catalog at:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pawinc.com

Oh yeah, please LOWER YOUR VOICE when posting. Thanks.


"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, riddle them with bullets"

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From: MONKEY D EISS
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, March 27, 1999 8:40 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Crossmember


>I HAVE A '62 F100 PICK UP, AND I'M TRYING TO FIND A CROSSMEMBER FOR IT SO
>I CAN DROP A 302 IN IT...IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO, IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED
>BEYOND BELIEF.....THANX.....JONATHAN



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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 18:11:56 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Web site updates

1. Pictorial has been updated. Nearly completely caught
up (only 3 days behind rather than 4 weeks).
2. Links updated (in antique truck section)
3. 83-94 HP/torque ratings added to the forum.

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

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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 18:14:58 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: T-shirts

Several people have been waiting on t-shirts. We ran out
and had order more. We received them on Thursday and the
printing was bad (one color was offset). Our supplier,
Jim Osborn Reproductions (same supplier as our books and
decals) believes in top-notch quality and took them back,
no questions asked. They're going back to press and should
be shipping by the end next week. We apologize for the
delay and wanted everyone to know that we don't cash checks
or charge cards until the product ships.

Ken Payne
Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com
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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 15:23:38 -0800 (PST)
From: Martin Miller
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Manual release of parking brake

My parking brake handle will not fully release the brake on my 77
F250. Is there a way to by-pass the handle to release the brake?

thanks,

Martin




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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 21:04:46 -0700
From: "James Draughn"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - How to build horsepower with a 460?

Ok, im sure you are all getting sick of my posts about how to get
horsepower, but you guys are the only people I can really ask. I was
previously asking about how to upgrade a 351w. Well I was in a hurry so all
I did was get a mild cam and 8.9 - 1 comp pistons. Those are the only
upgrades I really got. I am dropping the engine in tomorrow, and hope to
hear it run for the first time :) A friend of mine works at a place where
they haul sheet rock and they got a totalled ford truck out there and he
says it has a 460 in it. I am thinking of getting a hold of a 460 and just
building it up piece by piece as I get the cash. I heard of stroking a 460
to 512. I also got a reply on my winsdor that said I could use 11.5 to 1
comp ratio so I could use pump gas or alcohol. Well, if I did use 11.5 to 1
comp ratio, what would be the advatages/disadvatages? I do have two tanks
in my van :). Next, could someone give me a web address for a company that
sells cranks to stroke a 460? I would like this engine to be all out as bad
as it could be, but I would also like it to be a daily driver, if required
(Never mind the gas mileage, I know). What would be your guys
recommendations for this upgrade (heads, cams, pistons...)? What upgrades
would make the biggest difference in HP/Torque gain? The cam or the
Compression Ratio or what? I have tons of questions I know, but I am like a
sponge, I am just soaking all the answers up.

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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 22:54:48 -0600
From: Stu Varner
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Web Page updated

Hey gang,

For all who have been interested in the painfully slow restoration, new
pics have finally been added of the paint
and body work as well as a few other goodies like my freshly restored
instrument cluster against an unrestored one, new headliner installed and
reworked heads with NOS Ford valve springs that are green (not yellow like
originally came from the factory).....sorry Jim E, I just had to mention
that before you did!!

I will have the site updated again later in the week. I will include my
favorite links (send me your URL if wish to have it included in my list of
links) and a brief rundown on the engine work which was completed at DMC
Automotive Machine in the Nashville, TN area a few weeks ago.

Unfortunately, I will not make PF this year but I aim to be there "with
bells on" in 2000.

Tony Marino, Thanks for all the help with the web page! I have to
publically brag on you!
I welcome your comments on the web page.

Thanks for indulging me a few bits of bandwidth.


Stu
Nuke GM!
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pscico.com/stu
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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 23:11:48 -0600
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Web Page updated

>Unfortunately, I will not make PF this year but I aim to be there "with
>bells on" in 2000.
>
THE TRUCK WILL NOT MAKE IT, I will be there this year. Sorry! My
snafu...ooops!

Stu
Nuke GM!
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pscico.com/stu....


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