61-79-list-digest Wednesday, April 7 1999 Volume 03 : Number 119



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
FTE 61-79 - Re: Pet names and other things
Re: FTE 61-79 - Smokin' a C4
RE: FTE 61-79 - Holley or Edelbrock?
FTE 61-79 - Trucks Pet Names
FTE 61-79 - shaking truck
FTE 61-79 - various updates
FTE 61-79 - fan shroud
FTE 61-79 - fast turn signal
Re: FTE 61-79 - various updates
FTE 61-79 - Help! ARG!
FTE 61-79 - Truck Names
FTE 61-79 - Re: Electrical Problem - Coil Ballast?
FTE 61-79 - Auto electrical system book?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Help! ARG!
Re: FTE 61-79 - Help! ARG!
Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
FTE 61-79 - Truck Manual
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Electrical Problem - Coil Ballast?
FTE 61-79 - Re: Many Questions from a Newbie
Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Truck Manual
Re: FTE 61-79 - Kroil
FTE 61-79 - "great Gas out"
FTE 61-79 - Name it
Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
FTE 61-79 - 78 f1oo
FTE 61-79 - Suspension lift
Re: FTE 61-79 - 78 f1oo
RE: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Auto electrical system book?
Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
Re: FTE 61-79 - "great Gas out"
FTE 61-79 - Stainless Steel Exhausts
Re: FTE 61-79 - fast turn signal
FTE 61-79 - Richening up a 300-6
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Electrical Problem - Coil Ballast?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Electrical Problem - Coil Ballast?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Stainless Steel Exhausts
Re: FTE 61-79 - Stainless Steel Exhausts
FTE 61-79 - front spring height
Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Help! ARG!
RE: FTE 61-79 - Truck Manual
Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?
FTE 61-79 - [Fwd: Tranny and axle swap]
Re: FTE 61-79 - [Fwd: Tranny and axle swap]
Re: FTE 61-79 - Stainless Steel Exhausts

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 07:23:28 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

In a message dated 4/7/99 1:18:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time, frenz.6 osu.edu
writes:

> So what about you guys? Names? Anyone?
>
My kids, thanks to Mrs. Stockman, call my truck "The Junky-Green Thing"

Stock Man
(a/k/a Thom B.)
1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 07:26:56 -0400
From: Steve Schaefer
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Pet names and other things

>
>
> > I was just curious how many of you guys' trucks have acquired pet
> > names and what they might be.
>

I drive a yellow and purple 77 F-250 that is affectionately (or unaffectionately depending how many knuckles
are left over) "Barney".

I to would be interested in the Kroil information.

The Projection fuel injection stuff is closely based on the GM TBI units. I just had to replace a throttle position sensor and it came off of a 84 Camaro (shhhh, the Ford gods are watching). I don't have the part number for
the temp switch, but I am sure it is the same also. Holley also makes a closed loop system that plugs into the Projection and includes an O2 sensor. This eliminates the need to adjust.
Steve
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 04:51:36 -0700
From: "Deacon"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Smokin' a C4

From: Stu
>Deacon, How is it all going with the C4 repair????

It's been raining here in sunny Southern California the last couple
days so I haven't started on it yet. I'll drain it, pull it and clean it
as soon as it clears up.

>And in case you are
>wondering, I will personally have you inducted in the FTE hall of
shame, er
>uh I mean fame if you build it in the motel room!!!

You were right the first time. With my truck down I'm driving the
Aerostar (Oh the shame of it all Doggy Daddy!). One thing different
driving the mini-van is cops don't follow me like they do when I'm
driving the truck. They've pull me over for some of the stupid reasons
too. Guess they figure anyone driving and old truck must have warrants.

>One question, will you
>have the bellhop carry it to your room or will you do it yourself???
>hehehehehehe

Well I'm not carrying it in. I'm thinking about putting it in a tuba
case and telling them I'm in an oompah band.

Later!

Deacon
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'66 Mustang 289 C4 \ '89 Aerostar Who cares!
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 08:16:58 -0400
From: TracyJones cinergy.com
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Holley or Edelbrock?

> ----------
> From: Brad Smith[SMTP:rbsmith unity.ncsu.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 1999 3:54 PM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Holley or Edelbrock?
>
> At 05:58 PM 4/1/99 EST, you wrote:
> >Friends,
> > I have a 78 f-150 with a 70 model 460. I need to purchase a new
> carb.
> >Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of these two carbs? I am happy with
> the
> >power this engine produces. I just need to make it more efficient. It is
> a
> >stock engine with L&L headers. I am running 73 model heads. (low
> compression)
> >I also have a factory cast iron intake on it. A dove something or other.
> Will
> >a new aluminum intake help the mileage? Let me know. Thanks for the help.
>
> > Boon
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> >
snip
> I'd look at running around a
> 750 on that truck though either way....
>
> Brad
>
IMHO a 750cfm is overkill on a stock motor with low comp. heads. A
600-650cfm will give better fuel economy, throttle response/road manners and
should be good for more than 5000rpm.

Tracy

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 08:30:21 -0500 (CDT)
From: cdedear clearsail.net
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Trucks Pet Names

My trucks name is The Green Iguanua. A friend of mine came up with
the name after trying to make a humerous remark about the paint. The
truck is an original two tone yellow/green & creme color

Chris Dedear
aka "The Green Iguanua"
74 F100 XLT
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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 08:40:15 -0500
From: Don Yerhot
Subject: FTE 61-79 - shaking truck

> I'm still here with a shaking truck. The center bearing
definitely needed replaced, but it didn't solve the problem. The only
time it does it is when it's in gear and moving. It stops when I let up
on the gas. Since it stops when I let up, the guy that worked on it
seems to think the driveshaft(s)?are out of balance. Seems logical.
The only problem is finding someone around here that balances
driveshafts.This small town life does have its disadvantages. Any other
thoughts or suggestions are needed and greatly appreciated.>

Ted
Bellevue,OH>

My truck with a Dana 60 had the opposite problem, it was fine if I
was on the gas, but literally jumped up and down when I let up on the
gas between 40-50 mph. What a PITA in rush hour! Turned out to be that
the previous owner had put one of the rear16.5" tires on a 16" rim. Put
a new set of tires on with the 4 correct rims and it runs real smooth
now.
Just one other thing to check if you haven't already, are the drive
shafts phased properly? Even if there off by one spline you could be
getting some vibration.

Don
65F250-351W-435NP
74F100-360-3Onthetree

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 08:51:49 -0500
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - various updates

>>What is the J for?
>
I think the letter usually means its a posi- or rather trac-lok rear end.

This would be too good to be true, but again would explain several things.
Is there any way to distinguish this from visually examining the outside of
the diff?


- -John

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1979 F150 Custom 351M C6 (Henry)
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 08:22:28 -0500
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - fan shroud

>>the engine can move just enough to cause the blades to wang the shroud

Jim,

As I understand it, the fan should sit just inside the shroud to properly
pull the air. If the engine moves enough to hit the shroud, I would verify
that you don't have a weak or broken motor mount. The other possibility is
that the fan is too big or the shroud is mounted crooked. My local parts
house sells two different lengths of aluminum spacers for non free wheeling
fans. They are universal so will fit any water pump that doesn't use wierd
bolt threads. i think a spacer kit runs about $10. If you were real
creative, you could probably shorten one easily.

If you are talking free wheeling or fan clutches, the above information
does not apply.

- -John

jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6 (Henry)
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 08:50:38 -0500
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - fast turn signal

Brad,

Did you replace the flasher with one of the short ones? If so, replace it
again with a heavy duty model as in one designed for towing trailers. It
takes more load to flash the circuit. This translates to a slower flash
with just the truck bulbs. Also, did you replace the right flasher? You
have two, one for the signals and one for the fourways. If you replaced the
one for the fourways...., well there you go.

- -John

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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 09:14:02 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - various updates

>>>What is the J for?
>>
>I think the letter usually means its a posi- or rather trac-lok rear end.
>
>This would be too good to be true, but again would explain several things.
>Is there any way to distinguish this from visually examining the outside of
>the diff?
>

None that I know of ... you could put a jack under the center of the truck,
jack both wheels off the ground, rotate one tire forwards and see which way
the other one goes. I think this works for posi units as well as lockers
... I know if its open they will go opposite directions, the lockers will
go the same direction ... as for the posi's though ... I think its the same
direction, but I can't swear to it, maybe someone else can clear it up ...

the other thing to do is to find some gravel and just punch it from a stop
... 2 fairly equal stripes is posi, 1 long one or 1 deep one is an open ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 09:23:05 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Help! ARG!

Okay, I'm sure everyone's tired of hearing about my rebuild by now, but I
really need some advice. How do you get the stupid torque converter nuts
off !?!?!?!??? The problem seems to be that the oil pan is too close to
the fly wheel so I can't get a ratchet up there. Anyone have any tricks to
this ? I have a 9/16 open end/boxed end I can get on it, but I can't get
enough leverage to pull it loose.

Another helpful handy hint: when you run your exhaust system, don't run it
betweent the tranny and the oilpan, it just gets in the way more, and of
course its all welded together so its not helping matters much. I was
thinkin tonight I'd pick up a "pull" wrench or "breaker bar" whichever you
prefer to call them (maybe there's a difference and I don't know it?) and
see if I could ge that in there ...


Thanks,
wish
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 10:56:41 -0400 (EDT)
From: David Henderson
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Truck Names

The nickname for my truck ('79 F-250 4x4) is "Brownie". It seems to fit
pretty well considering the truck is plain chocolate brownie brown (its an
F-250 custom) and has a pretty worn out 300 I6 in it. The truck has only
about 109,000 miles on it, but it lived its first 100,000 miles as a farm
truck in rural Kentucky. I'm in the early stages of rebuilding another
300 I6 for Brownie with performance parts from Clifford performance. I've
ordered a four bbl intake, headers, and cam with kit from Clifford,
ordering the gaskets, pistons, pins, and races from Carolina Auto Parts
today, picked up a new clutch, Edelbrock 500 cfm four bbl. carb, electric
choke kit, and bearings from Advance yesterday, and dropped off the block,
head, crank, and covers at the machine shop this morning to get dunked.
I'm pretty excited about this whole project and will keep you updated on
it.

What's the group's opinion on Badger pistons?

Thanks!!!

Dave H

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 08:02:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Electrical Problem - Coil Ballast?

Thanks for replying on this. I am going to have to get a
clearer picture of the relationship between the coil, points,
and condenser.

Pat Brown wrote:
> How about a switch, wired in to bypass the ballast resistor,
> that you could throw while driving.

Excellent idea.

> And, I like Dennis' suggestion of the condenser. Pretty rare
> for a failure, but I've seen two that caused symptoms like
> yours. One was old, one was brand new :-)

I will pick one up today. It would be amazing if this is the
problem.

I can't let this problem get in the way of my engine install
on the 4X4. I was going to do it last night, but the SWMBO
took me furniture shopping instead. :(

Mark in Southwest Washington
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'74 F-250 Supercab

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 08:05:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Auto electrical system book?

I think it is about time to get a book on auto electrical
systems. I don't see one listed on the website's recommended
books.

I would like to find one that explains things in detail that
would assist in troubleshooting. Not one that tells you how
to wire offroad lights, install a stereo, or wire a race car.

I noticed one in the Summit catalog, "Automotive Electrical
Handbook" by Jim Horner. The description looks like what
I am looking for. Any opinions on this one?

Anyone know any other good ones?

Mark in Southwest Washington
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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 10:05:09 -0500
From: Larry Schmiedekamp
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Help! ARG!

William

I may not understand your question, but I always remove the starter
and turn the torque converter around as I remove the nuts through the
starter hole.

Larr




At 09:23 AM 4/7/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Okay, I'm sure everyone's tired of hearing about my rebuild by now, but I
>really need some advice. How do you get the stupid torque converter nuts
>off !?!?!?!??? The problem seems to be that the oil pan is too close to
>the fly wheel so I can't get a ratchet up there. Anyone have any tricks to
>this ? I have a 9/16 open end/boxed end I can get on it, but I can't get
>enough leverage to pull it loose.
>
>Another helpful handy hint: when you run your exhaust system, don't run it
>betweent the tranny and the oilpan, it just gets in the way more, and of
>course its all welded together so its not helping matters much. I was
>thinkin tonight I'd pick up a "pull" wrench or "breaker bar" whichever you
>prefer to call them (maybe there's a difference and I don't know it?) and
>see if I could ge that in there ...
>
>
>Thanks,
>wish
>73ish F-1?? 4x4 360-->390 http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wish/truck.html
>96 Mustang GT
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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 10:18:23 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Help! ARG!

>I may not understand your question, but I always remove the starter
>and turn the torque converter around as I remove the nuts through the
>starter hole.
>
I just thought of that a little bit ago, seems like when I did it on the
351 though I did it from the bottom just because it was easy to reach ...
also haven't pulled the starter yet, not sure the hole will be big enough,
but it should be I think ...

Nice thing about workin on a truck ... don't have to jack it up to get
under it! I'm never afraid to crawl under a vehicle that's sittin on its
own wheels....unless its running with someone in the driver's seat ...


Thanks,
wish
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 11:16:28 EDT
From: Doulos79 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

My '78 F-150 has been named "ol' yeller" because of the original yellow
paint. My girlfriend came up with the name the first time she saw it and now
everfyone who knows me, knows "ol' yeller"

Mark

'78 F-150 Custom
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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 11:16:59 EDT
From: MONKEY D EISS
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Truck Manual

I was wondering if anyone knows where I can order a '62 f100 truck manual
by mail.....
Its a stepside with a 223 straight six....Thanks....Jonathan

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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 10:23:04 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Electrical Problem - Coil Ballast?

At 10:02 AM 4/7/99 , you wrote:
>Thanks for replying on this. I am going to have to get a
>clearer picture of the relationship between the coil, points,
>and condenser.
>

Here's my understanding of it ... when the points are together (closed), a
current flows from the vehicles electrical system and charges the capacitor
(condenser) ... then when the points break, there is a charge stored in the
condensor which is discharged through the coil windings, which in turn
steps up the voltage so that the dist can point to a cylinder and fire its
spark plugs.....

Now that I've said all this, it doesn't seem quite right ... does the
condenser charge when the points are opened or closed ? hmmm...hafta
lookin the book tonight I guess ... after I dig that up I should be able to
get you a fairly detailed explanation ....


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 09:42:44 -0600
From: "Richard Currit"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Many Questions from a Newbie

>I am thinking of later on this summer of >ripping the 6 out for an 8. =
Any=20
>suggestions for putting in a >289/302/351/390?
>Bad Idea? Tips? Tricks?

David, I am probably in a minority here, but I would stay with the 6. I =
just recently swapped out my 240 for a 300 I6. Large improvement in =
torque, I recommend this swap to anyone. But I think it has more to do =
with what you are going to use the truck for. If you want to burn the =
tires, utilizing a lot of high RPM HP, and smoking other people on the =
blacktop go for the 8. If you are looking for good off idle torque and =
everyday dependability stick with a six. Just my opinion.
High Plains Richard
'72 F-100

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 11:01:40 -0500
From: "Steve Schmeckpeper"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Dale Frenz
Subject: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

After the backyard paintjob (Interlux Duckboat Flat Brown), my brother
dubbed it the S*#tbrownmobile. Interlux makes a marine boat and deck enamel
that's extremely durable IMHO. I guess it's not very "pretty" but I wash it
every couple of years...........whether it needs it or not. Will post a
picture to FTE soon 8^)
Smeck,
79 F100
FTE "Brain Trust"


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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 12:19:57 -0400
From: Tony Marino
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

My '93 F-150 4x4 -- Seymour -- prissy new male wannabe truck
'78 F-150 4x4 -- Nellie -- Due to exclamations of "Whoa Nellie" when I
drive!
'70 F-100 4x4 -- Montana -- Due to where I had to drive from Ohio to
get!

Tony
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TBeeee aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 4/7/99 1:18:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time, frenz.6 osu.edu
> writes:
>
> > So what about you guys? Names? Anyone?
> >
> My kids, thanks to Mrs. Stockman, call my truck "The Junky-Green Thing"
>
> Stock Man
> (a/k/a Thom B.)
> 1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 12:24:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: CLARE WATERMAN
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

vanity plate on my 71 f250 360/c6 reads "BIGHEAVY"

Best Regards,

Clare M. Waterman-Storer, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-3280

T: (919)-962-2354
F: (919)-962-1625


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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 09:29:11 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Truck Manual

Thanks for your message at 11:16 AM 4/7/99 EDT, MONKEY D EISS. Your message
was:
>I was wondering if anyone knows where I can order a '62 f100 truck manual
>by mail.....
>Its a stepside with a 223 straight six....Thanks....Jonathan
>
I got mine off ebay. I've seen several different manuals periodically.
You just gotta keep checking...

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Good Luck!
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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 12:35:52 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Kroil

John Peck wrote:

> I ordered it from Kanolabs and it is the best stuff ever.

I just did a search and came up with this: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.kanolabs.com/home.html
I haven't checked the whole site yet, but MAN, they sell a lot of stuff.
If this stuff is better than PB Blaster, I'll have to get me some. I have yet to have Blaster fail me. But there's always a first time............ 2 AM, late Saturday, nothing open, you know.

Ted Wnorowski


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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 09:43:32 -0700
From: "Josh Assing"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - "great Gas out"

Someone sent this to me. I sent it to my "joke" list; and got an
overwhelming response "what a great idea" so i thought I'd pass it
on to the ford list; since there was recently a discussion on gas.

***************

THE GREAT "GAS OUT"

It's time we did something about the price of gasoline in America!
We are all sick and tired of high prices when there are literally
millions of gallons in storage.

Know what I found out?

If there was just ONE day when no one purchased any gasoline,
prices would drop drastically.

The so-called oil cartel has decided to slow production by some 2
million barrels per day to drive up the price.

I have decided to see how many Americans we can get to NOT
BUY ANY GASOLINE on one particular day!

Let's have a GAS OUT! Do not buy any gasoline on APRIL 30,
1999!!!!!

Buy on Thursday before, or Saturday after.

Do not buy any gasoline on FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1999.

Wanna help? Send this message to everyone you know. Ask
them to do the same. All we need is a few million to participate in
order to make a difference. We CAN make a difference.

PS- Put this on your calendars so you don't forget!




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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 11:49:30 -0500
From: Larry Schmiedekamp
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Name it

My 74 f350 is named Teddy after Teddy Roosevelt and the roughriders

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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 12:55:54 EDT
From: Rollie H Hunt
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

On Wed, 7 Apr 1999 01:15:40 -0400 frenz.6 osu.edu (Dale Frenz) writes:
> I was just curious how many of you guys' trucks have acquired
>pet
>names and what they might be.

Here's one for you ! My green 76 F-100 Explorer's pet name is The Green
Dragon . My wife gave it this name after an oil leak caused a huge cloud
of smoke coming out from under the truck while going down the highway one
day and she was following me . Thus the name stuck .
Here's one I heard a guy call his truck one day , Bucket O Blood .
Although it is a red Ford truck , I was afraid to ask about the origin of
the name !

Rollie Hunt .

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 12:59:45 -0400
From: "f Saur"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 78 f1oo

Could anyone tell me if 8 deg. timing on a 302 with auto transmission sounds
right? And also how do you know if the vacuum diaphragm for the distributor
is pulling the right amount at full vacuum? I have the timing set at about
12 deg. now. If I set it to 8 the truck becomes a real slug off the line,
but at 12 deg. the idle is to high . I have the idle screw tuned all the way
out and it still is to high. If I set it to 8 deg. the idle can be set to
650rpm. Any help would be greatly appreciated. fsaur sprint.ca


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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 10:09:53 -0700
From: MC
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Suspension lift

Hi guys.
When I first bought my truck a little over a year ago it had a 2"
body lift and 32" tires and was a beast to drive. This last weekend, a
couple of friends and I installed a 4" suspension lift and 36" Super
Swampers. During the installation, we replaced the bushings in the front
too. I'm not sure if it's because the truck is now sitting level, or we
replaced the bushings, but man, that truck sure is a lot nicer to drive.
It is now a little more difficult to get into, but I like it that way!
The part that surprised me, though, is that it is a lot easier to steer
now. It is manual steering and I thought the steering would be more
difficult with bigger, heavier tires on there, but it is just the
opposite. Any opinions on that?

- --
Matt Cozad
1994 Toyota 4Runner 4x4 "Yoda"
1970 F100 4x4 "Jabba the Truck"
1969 F100 4x4 "Spare Parts"


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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 12:38:35 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 78 f1oo

>Could anyone tell me if 8 deg. timing on a 302 with auto transmission sounds
>right?

It sounds like the stock setting for such a motor ...


And also how do you know if the vacuum diaphragm for the distributor
>is pulling the right amount at full vacuum? I have the timing set at about
>12 deg. now. If I set it to 8 the truck becomes a real slug off the line,
>but at 12 deg. the idle is to high . I have the idle screw tuned all the way
>out and it still is to high. If I set it to 8 deg. the idle can be set to
>650rpm. Any help would be greatly appreciated. fsaur sprint.ca


We're working on a page describing the best way to set the timing and tune
the carb using a vacuum gauge. If the idle is jumping up, I'd say you're
onthe right track, though it should come down too ... be sure you are
timing it with the vacuum advance disconnected AND plugged.


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 14:03:15 -0400
From: TracyJones cinergy.com
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

Here's just a few for my multiple personality '79.
....................................................
'79 F250 429 C6 NP205
Dana 44/60 4.10 gears
4" Superlift WARN 8200
dual batts w/ lots of artificial daylight
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

"BOSS" - common name, general work and utility.

"TRAIL BOSS" rompin, stompin, s#*t slingin fun.

"WOODS BOSS" haulin firewood.

"BUSCH BOSS" beer runs.

BTW The truck weighs 5975 lbs. empty and I've crossed the scales
loaded at 10950 lbs., not pulling a drag.


............................
'93 F150 Lightning
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

"STREET BOSS" hauls ss


Have fun
Tracy
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 11:06:01 -0700
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Auto electrical system book?

I have this book and while it is pretty good on the real basics you won't
find allot of advanced troubleshooting techniques. It's more geared towards
wiring a vehicle from scratch or designing your own custom wiring harness.
Haven't seen many others out there.

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

- -----Original Message-----
From: draco pacifier.com
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Cc: draco pacifier.com
Date: Wednesday, April 07, 1999 8:10 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Auto electrical system book?
>
>I noticed one in the Summit catalog, "Automotive Electrical
>Handbook" by Jim Horner. The description looks like what
>I am looking for. Any opinions on this one?
>



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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 22:16:03 -0700
From: Pat Brown
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

Dale asked:
> I was just curious how many of you guys' trucks have acquired
> pet names and what they might be.

My truck (70 F250 Crew Cab) has been named by a couple of folks -
first by a co-worker and fellow railfan, "The DD-40". For those
of you who are not rail fans, the DDA40X was an 88 foot long, dual
V-12 diesel, 5000 total horsepower locomotive :-). I wont say who
built these, but Ford don't do locos. The second came from my brother,
"The Battle Star Galactica". I guess my truck leaves a big impression
on people. . .
- --
Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California

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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 14:19:28 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - "great Gas out"

Josh Assing wrote:
>
> Someone sent this to me. I sent it to my "joke" list; and got an
> overwhelming response "what a great idea" so i thought I'd pass it
> on to the ford list; since there was recently a discussion on gas.
>

I really wish people wouldn't keep passing this email. It's the
fourth time I've received it in one form or another. Anyone who
remembers the gas lines of the 70's will know that this is a
bad idea!

Just imagine, the amount of gas used will not go down. Rather,
everyone will fill their tanks the day before, creating twice
as many people waiting for gas that day. Same thing will happen
the day after.

Does anyone seriously think this will do anything? You think
the Arabs care if we wait an extra day to buy our gas? Their
supply times measures over two months from crude to the pump.
The only people hurt will be the independent gas station owners.

I will be buying gas on the 30th on purpose and I'll fill it
to the brim.

Ken Payne
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 14:29:40 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Stainless Steel Exhausts

I have been interested in putting a stainless exhaust on my truck for quite
awhile now. Anyone have any experience on this issue? I'd appreciate your
comments, pro or con as well as any info on suppliers. TIA.

Stock Man
(a/k/a Thom B.)
1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 22:32:55 -0700
From: Pat Brown
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - fast turn signal

Brad wrote:

> I've got a 78 F150 4X4... The turn signals blink really fast.
> I have ingored it for some time, but I'm ready to fix it. I checked
> all the bulbs, and at least some of the wires, and even replaced the
> flasher, but still, it blinks just as fast!

Make sure you changed the right flasher, as John suggested. Beyond
that, fast flashing means too much current draw. Make sure all the
signal/parking/stop lights are working correctly, you could have a
short in the wiring. I assume the turn signals are flashing, but do
the parking and/or tail lamps flash at the same time? The stop/turn
circuits run thru the turn signal switch, possibly a short or mis-
wire here? Are any 'Extra' lights hooked up to the turn circuit
(Camper, Clearance, etc)? If so, you need a flasher designed for
trailer duty. Maybe someone put the wrong type of bulbs in somewhere,
check the numbers on the bulbs against those listed in your owners
manual.

> The two best times to go fishing are when it is raining,
> and when it is not...

I like fishing. Just so the fish don't bother me :-)
- --
Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 14:51:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Sean O'Malley"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Richening up a 300-6

Yet another question about my '78 300 I-6...

Awhile back, I had problems with my truck running too lean (cold
natured, didn't like to take throttle once the choke was off).
My in-a-pinch fix was to duct-tape over 80% of the cheesy
chrome air cleaner's intake. I know, you should fix a lean
condition with more gas, not less air...

Now that the weather is getting warm, spending a nice Saturday
and Sunday cussing under the hood is looking appealing :).

To get improved power and response, do I:

1. Try to find bigger jets for the Carter 1bbl carb that's on there
now? I'm assuming it's similar to a motorbike carb, where there's
an idle circuit, a slow jet, and a fast jet. If you're running lean
you put in bigger jets, couple of bucks each.

Do jet kits even exist for these carbs? If bigger jets are easily
available, I'd guess this would be the cheapest way to go. This ought
to fix the off-choke hesitation problems, but it won't give me a
whole lot more power in 3rd and 4th gears, since the carb is still
a small one.

Assuming, of course, that I'm understanding carb behavior correctly.

2. Mount a 2bbl on the existing intake. A 300 ci engine seems pretty
big to be breathing through that itty-bitty YF-1. Within reason,
seems like bigger is better...

3. Mount a small (490) 4bbl on a new intake. This one's mostly just for
completeness' sake, since I'm more interested in low and mid-range
power. I know Tony will tell me to take this route anyway :).

Anybody out there have comments on any of these methods? Other
suggestions? The truck is a 4x4 used as a daily driver, occasional
hauling, occasional light off road use. I don't want to build
a mud-hawg or dragster--just want to have it pull smoothly from
idle to maybe 4000 rpms...

- --sean
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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 23:12:31 -0700
From: Pat Brown
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Electrical Problem - Coil Ballast?

Bill wrote:
>
> Mark wrote:
> >Thanks for replying on this. I am going to have to get a
> >clearer picture of the relationship between the coil, points,
> >and condenser.
> >
>
> Here's my understanding of it ... when the points are together
> (closed), a current flows from the vehicles electrical system and
> charges the capacitor (condenser) ... then when the points break,
> there is a charge stored in the condensor which is discharged
> through the coil windings, which in turn steps up the voltage so
> that the dist can point to a cylinder and fire its spark plugs.....
>
> Now that I've said all this, it doesn't seem quite right

Well, not exactly. The coil is a large inductor. For our purposes,
inductors have two properties that affect us. One is that an inductor
resist changes in the amount of current flowing thru it. That is,if
there is no current flow, you can't instantly force it, and, once
the flow is established, you can't instantly stop it. When the points
(or transistor) close, the current in the coil ramps up from zero
to a maximum dependent on the ballast resistance and amount of time
the points are closed. Once the points open, that current CONTINUES
to flow thru the coil due to its inductance. If left with nowhere to
go, that current flow would build up a voltage across the points, then
cause an arc would occur, eventually destroying the point contacts.
The condenser serves to absorb this current flow, preventing the
arc-over. The second property is that when current flows thru an
inductor, a magnetic field is set up around it. And conversly, if
a MOVING magnetic filed cuts across a wire or inductor, a current is
set up in it. So, with the points now open, the current begins to
decay, and the field begins to decay, or collapse. This collapsing
magnetic field, cutting or moving across the coil secondary windings,
is what induces current flow in the secondary side. This current flows
until enough voltage is present to break down (ionize) and jump over
the spark plug and rotor/cap gaps.
Alright class - extra credit question. Assuming no current left over
from the previous cycle, what is the current flow and voltages present
thru/across each component (points, coil, ballast) at the INSTANT the
points close? Winner gets to buy gas on April 30th, except Delanty.
- --
Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California

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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 23:12:31 -0700
From: Pat Brown
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Electrical Problem - Coil Ballast?

Bill wrote:
>
> Mark wrote:
> >Thanks for replying on this. I am going to have to get a
> >clearer picture of the relationship between the coil, points,
> >and condenser.
> >
>
> Here's my understanding of it ... when the points are together
> (closed), a current flows from the vehicles electrical system and
> charges the capacitor (condenser) ... then when the points break,
> there is a charge stored in the condensor which is discharged
> through the coil windings, which in turn steps up the voltage so
> that the dist can point to a cylinder and fire its spark plugs.....
>
> Now that I've said all this, it doesn't seem quite right

Well, not exactly. The coil is a large inductor. For our purposes,
inductors have two properties that affect us. One is that an inductor
resist changes in the amount of current flowing thru it. That is,if
there is no current flow, you can't instantly force it, and, once
the flow is established, you can't instantly stop it. When the points
(or transistor) close, the current in the coil ramps up from zero
to a maximum dependent on the ballast resistance and amount of time
the points are closed. Once the points open, that current CONTINUES
to flow thru the coil due to its inductance. If left with nowhere to
go, that current flow would build up a voltage across the points, then
cause an arc would occur, eventually destroying the point contacts.
The condenser serves to absorb this current flow, preventing the
arc-over. The second property is that when current flows thru an
inductor, a magnetic field is set up around it. And conversly, if
a MOVING magnetic filed cuts across a wire or inductor, a current is
set up in it. So, with the points now open, the current begins to
decay, and the field begins to decay, or collapse. This collapsing
magnetic field, cutting or moving across the coil secondary windings,
is what induces current flow in the secondary side. This current flows
until enough voltage is present to break down (ionize) and jump over
the spark plug and rotor/cap gaps.
Alright class - extra credit question. Assuming no current left over
from the previous cycle, what is the current flow and voltages present
thru/across each component (points, coil, ballast) at the INSTANT the
points close? Winner gets to buy gas on April 30th, except Delanty.
- --
Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California

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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 14:47:53 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Stainless Steel Exhausts

>I have been interested in putting a stainless exhaust on my truck for quite
>awhile now. Anyone have any experience on this issue? I'd appreciate your
>comments, pro or con as well as any info on suppliers. TIA.
>

I'm all for this, until the exhaust I have now (which isn't stainless), I'd
had the exhaust rot out on me all the time. Don't know what happened this
time, but I've had this set of pipes for 3 or 4 years now and the mufflers
are only starting to get thin, the pipes are still good and solid (which is
a shame because I'm gonna hack it up in a few months)

I've heard that bassini makes some good quality stainless stuff. I think
Borla stuff is supposed to be pretty good too... though they don't make it
for our old trucks, maybe some of it will work (ie mufflers, straight
sections of pipe) ...

lemme know what you find out as I am interested as well ...

Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 14:57:11 -0500
From: "Steve Schmeckpeper"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Stainless Steel Exhausts

I am interested also. Don't need headers etc, just stock setup. Somethin' I
could install myself.
Smeck,
79 F100 (302 single exhaust)
FTE "Brain Trust"

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From:
>I have been interested in putting a stainless exhaust on my truck for quite
>awhile now. Anyone have any experience on this issue? I'd appreciate your
>comments, pro or con as well as any info on suppliers. TIA.
>
>Stock Man
>(a/k/a Thom B.)
>1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd



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Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 08:39:00 -0400
From: Gene Gardner
Subject: FTE 61-79 - front spring height

Since there's a thread on front springs and inserts, can anyone tell me how
much clearance there should be between the I-beam and the rubber bumpers by
the springs that keep the cab from hitting the beam? (Hope that's clear ...
) On my 70 F100 (2WD) there's maybe 6 inches of space -- could that be why
my cab sways side-to-side on the highway? I need to solve this before I
load down my truck (nicknamed "Hud", by the way, after my favorite movie
character) with all my stuff when I head back stateside next month after a
year in Mexico. TIA!

Gene Gardner, Texican Teacher
Hermosillo, Mexico
70 F100 (300-six)

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 19:52:09 -0400
From: David Wadson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

> So what about you guys? Names? Anyone?

After leaving a truck parked in his garage and driveway (depending on where
it was when a couple wheels were pulled off) for about 2 years and hearing
all the tales of woe, my future father-inlaw dubbed my trucks PS1 and PS2.
An abbreviated form of P.O.S. that I often used when "talking" to my first
truck.

I didn't mind such a nickname for the first truck because it generally
deserved any insults thrown at it. After all the work I put into the second
truck I didn't appreciate the PS2 moniker but until I do something with the
bodywork it still looks like a PS2 so I've stuck with it. Even when
something has fallen off or started rattling I force myself not to cuss at
it by instead pat it on the dashboard and say in a soothing voice "It's
okay girl, that was my fault. I knew I should have used a high-grade bolt."
I'm worried that if I start blaming the truck all the negative feedback
will come back at me in a plethora of breakdowns. Besides, until a piece of
leaf spring, muffler, power steering pump, door handle, and rocker arm have
all come loose and/or fallen off, I shouldn't be hackin' on this truck.

Even when I got stuck in the snow in the back alley, I couldn't blame the
truck...I could only remind myself that I should have spent 2 years
rebuilding a 4x4. :-)

My buddy has dubbed his purple 79 "Barney" though friends prefer to call it
"Barney the Purple People Eater."


David Wadson (wadsond air.on.ca)


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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 19:52:17 -0400
From: David Wadson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Help! ARG!

>Okay, I'm sure everyone's tired of hearing about my rebuild by now,
>but I
>really need some advice. How do you get the stupid torque converter nuts
>off !?!?!?!??? The problem seems to be that the oil pan is too close to
>the fly wheel so I can't get a ratchet up there. Anyone have any tricks to
>this ? I have a 9/16 open end/boxed end I can get on it, but I can't get
>enough leverage to pull it loose.
>
>Another helpful handy hint: when you run your exhaust system, don't run it
>betweent the tranny and the oilpan, it just gets in the way more, and of
>course its all welded together so its not helping matters much. I was
>thinkin tonight I'd pick up a "pull" wrench or "breaker bar" whichever you
>prefer to call them (maybe there's a difference and I don't know it?) and
>see if I could ge that in there ...

A handy trick I've used numerous times is to take a larger box end wrench
and slip it over the end of the smaller one. Turn it so that the flat part
of the wrench goes against the smaller wrench and use it as an extension to
apply more leverage.


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


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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 17:09:33 -0700
From: "Peter LaDow"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Truck Manual

> -----Original Message-----
> I was wondering if anyone knows where I can order a '62 f100 truck manual
> by mail.....
> Its a stepside with a 223 straight six....Thanks....Jonathan

I ordered a service manual for my '66 F-100 from Bob Johnson Auto Literature.
I'm pretty sure they have more manuals than just service manuals. His phone
number is (508)-872-9173.

He had the manuals I needed in stock, unlike the other 3 places I called. He
was really nice and helpful on the phone, and the price was comparable to the
other vendors.

Hope that helps,
Peter LaDow
pladow aha.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.aha.com
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 20:03:53 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

Well Im sure you all know about Tweety, named because he flies in that same
squilly way the cartoon charecter did. Ive also owned a 68 Galaxie station
wagon named Hooptie the Love Wagon, an 84 Scirocco named Eva, and an 82
Escort named Dexter.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 18:01:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Daniel H. Jenkins"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

Someone else out there has already stolen my favorite nickname for
my truck: The Beast. It's a 1977 F150 Supercab. GOd that was a fun
truck in high school. It's, unfortuneately, has acquired a new, somewhat
raunchy, nickname. I won't even go into it here, but it has to do with
the vibrations coming from the driveshaft at highway speeds. Need I say
more?

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Daniel H. JenkinsFood for thought: John Milton
djenkins honors.unr.eduwrote _Paradise_Lost_; When his
Honors Programwife died he wrote _Paradise_
University of Nevada, Reno_Regained_...

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 21:31:59 -0400
From: "Ted & Sarah Freeman"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

My '68 is named Big Blue, my '87 Ranger is called Whitey and my '70 Torino
GT is named the Yellow Beast. The other two don't have terms of endearment
yet.

- -Ted
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel H. Jenkins
To:
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 1999 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?


> Someone else out there has already stolen my favorite nickname for
> my truck: The Beast. It's a 1977 F150 Supercab. GOd that was a fun
> truck in high school. It's, unfortuneately, has acquired a new, somewhat
> raunchy, nickname. I won't even go into it here, but it has to do with
> the vibrations coming from the driveshaft at highway speeds. Need I say
> more?
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> Daniel H. Jenkins Food for thought: John Milton
> djenkins honors.unr.edu wrote _Paradise_Lost_; When his
> Honors Program wife died he wrote _Paradise_
> University of Nevada, Reno _Regained_...
>
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 20:41:03 -0500
From: "Ted Stringfellow"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?

I call mine "THE TANK." It's an F150 king cab with an 8 ft bed. The big,
green monster is 19.5 ft long. I'll be damn glad when I get it going...
again...

- -----Original Message-----
From: Pat Brown
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, April 07, 1999 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's your truck's pet name?


>Dale asked:
>> I was just curious how many of you guys' trucks have acquired
>> pet names and what they might be.
>
>My truck (70 F250 Crew Cab) has been named by a couple of folks -
>first by a co-worker and fellow railfan, "The DD-40". For those
>of you who are not rail fans, the DDA40X was an 88 foot long, dual
>V-12 diesel, 5000 total horsepower locomotive :-). I wont say who
>built these, but Ford don't do locos. The second came from my brother,
>"The Battle Star Galactica". I guess my truck leaves a big impression
>on people. . .
>--
>Pat Brown
>Sebastopol, California
>
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Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 22:11:40 -0400
From: William A Whited
Subject: FTE 61-79 - [Fwd: Tranny and axle swap]

Didn't get any responses the 1st time. I'm really
limited on resources down here, and would before to use
the stuff I have here. TIA

- -------- Original Message --------
Subject: Tranny and axle swap
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 1999 19:41:49 -0400
From: William A Whited
To: 61-79-list
BCC: f10074 hotmail.com

Will the tranny and rear axle swap out of my 79 F100
SuperCab into my 77 F100 Flairside. If so how hard is
it and can a shadetree like me do without too many
problems? TIA

We are getting to get BUSY here!!!!
- --
William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
77 F100 CUSTOM FLAIRSIDE 302
79 F100 EXPLORER SUPERCAB 302 (PARTS TRUCK)
"IT DON'T GTMO BETTER THEN THIS, SEMPER FI"
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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 19:04:06 -0700
From: "sam weatherby"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - [Fwd: Tranny and axle swap]

I don't think it would be too hard.
Different engines could be a problem however for the tranny.....


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