61-79-list-digest Sunday, January 17 1999 Volume 03 : Number 013



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - Hard Starting While Hot
FTE 61-79 - Re: Pacific Northwest . . .
Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Brake Booster
Re: FTE 61-79 - 460 kicking back
FTE 61-79 - Power steering for a '66
FTE 61-79 - a/c for 79
FTE 61-79 - Axle ??
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Looking for Ben from Colorado
Re: FTE 61-79 - Axle ??
Re: FTE 61-79 - Axle ??
Re: FTE 61-79 - Axle ??
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Pacific Northwest . . .
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Pacific Northwest . . .

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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 11:07:51 -0500 (EST)
From: Justin Farcas
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Hard Starting While Hot

ALmost believable, what cars were they?


Justin Farcas
79 BIG BLUE 460

>
> Had 2 different cars that would not start when they were hot! Ended up
> junking them at the time. Later, I found out from two reliable mechanics
> that when a head gasket leaks into the cylinders, the antifreeze loads up
> the rings. Somehow the buildup under the rings exspands and slows down the
> cranking process. When cold, the engine cranks fast enough to start.
> Sounds crazy, right. You can change starters and batteries untill the cows
> come home and it won't help. has anyone heard of this?
> Tim
> 66 F100 352
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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 09:19:35 -0800 (PST)
From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Pacific Northwest . . .

Southwest Washington is Ford Country. You will see 3 Ford
Trucks for every Ch*vy. Of course, this is a somewhat
biased opinion. :)

It comes at a price though. In the Portland, OR / Vancouver,
WA area used Ford trucks are at a premium. I would say you
have to pay 25% more for a '70s Ford than an equivalent Ch*vy
and if you go 50 to 100 miles or so away from Portland you can
save 20% on the price of a used Ford Truck.

Add to that the fact that people just don't sell Ford Trucks
unless needed repairs are beyond their financial or technical
abilities. This makes for slim pickins with a lot of really
bad trucks out there.

Mark
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'74 F-100 4x4
'74 F-250 Supercab

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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 12:41:14 -0500
From: "Serian"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Brake Booster

>Date: Tue, 28 Aug 1956 10:50:47 +0000
>From: mdennis
>Subject: FTE 61-79 - Power Brake Booster
>
>Was running around town today in my 79 F150 4x4. Got in the truck at
>one point and suddenly no power brakes ( I do have brakes just no
>power). The vacuum lines are attached and look ok. Truck runs Ok, (no
>apparent vacuum leaks). Do PB Boosters go bad that quickly?

I would guess that it is possible they could if the diaphragm in it ruptures
..

>I have a vacuum tester. Does anyone know how much vacuum it should take to
>operate properly? Haven't checked it yet cause I have no garage and it
>is snowing like crazy. I've never changed a booster. Is it just a R&R
>or are there "tricks" I need to know? Can they be rebuilt, such as a
>kit I can install? Thanks for any help!


I've not actually replaced one on a truck, but I have swapped one on a '77
Ford
Thunderbird. I did take one loose from the firewall of my '83 F150 when the
pedal bracket broke and needed replacement.

On the ones I have dealt with, there are 4 nuts ( 9/16", I think) WAY up
under
the dashboard that screw onto the studs of the booster that hold it tight to
the firewall, and the pushrod that is held onto a stud on the brake pedal
lever
with a cotter pin. Under the hood, there is 2 nuts that hold the master
cylinder
to the booster, and the vacuum hose.

Thats about it ... just make sure not to lose any of the parts (like nuts,
the cotter
pin, or the pushrod that goes between the booster and master cylinder), and
line everything up when you put it back together, and you're all set.

Over all, the procedure is quick and easy ... the hard part is contorting
your body
to fit under the dashboard enough to be able to unfasten and fasten the nuts
and brake rod.



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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 13:06:26 -0600
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 460 kicking back

>a friend of mine is having a problem with his 1976 F350 camper special,
>460,4bbl, auto. he says that whenever he shuts the engine off, it kicks
>back on him. what could be causing this?
Does he mean kick back, like dieseling, or runnon, where when he shuts the
key off it runs for a couple extra revs after it sounds like it should've
died ? Whenever I've encountered this, it was usually a problem of too
rich of a mixture or the idle set too high so there was too much gas
available after the ignition was shut off. that's the first place I would
start looking, if nothing there, then try the ignition system, be sure its
really getting shut off when the key is .. dunno really how you'd check
that I guess ...




cold it be that his timing is off?

It could be ... one way to check that ...

The wiring is also very messed up
>on this truck, the previous owner used telephone wire in some places when
>he swapped the engine from a lincoln.
>
Maybe he should take some time and just study the wiring that is there,
figure out what most of the spliced in wires are there for. I had this
problem on mine (no telephone wire, but lots of splices) ... I was able to
completely remove three wires that were just hanging loose on both ends!
At any rate, a good stare at those and another vehicle that is close might
help (I was comparing Cougar/Mustang 351 wiring with Truck 360 wiring, so
there were some differences)


Just my 2cents

Bill

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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 13:32:37 -0700 (MST)
From: dsy_cby webtv.net (Tarry Harper)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Power steering for a '66

Hello everyone,
I'm new to the list. I've been reading the list for a few weeks and
find that there are a lot of helpful hints and advice. This is a great
page.
My question is; does anyone know what steering system I could use from
a later model to convert my '66 F-100 with a 429 to power steering with
little or no modifacations?
I would also like to convert the front brakes to disc. I was told that
the '73 would swap and that all I would have to do is change the king
pins and add a pressure regulator. I already have power brakes. If
anyone knows if this is true please let me know.

'66 F-100 custom cab long bed 4x2

Tarry

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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 16:55:53 -0500
From: "Phil"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - a/c for 79

I went to look at a 79 truck being parted out. it has air conditioning and I
was wanting to know how hard it would be to put in my 79 pickup. also, what
should I be looking to pay for the complete setup.

Phil
66 F-100 390, C-6
79 F-250 4x4 400m

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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 16:56:08 -0800
From: "sam weatherby"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Axle ??

I need to replace the diff in my '65 F100.
I am unsure of how many splines it is.
Anyone know?
It is a 9" with 3.70 gears and I am pretty sure is stock?
-srw

Sam Weatherby http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://insert.com/sammy
SWeatherby UsWest.Net A-SamWe Microsoft.com
'70 Grabber Sportsroof Mustang
'93 F-150 XLT Lightning
'98 HD FXD Super Glide
'65 F100


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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 20:29:01 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Looking for Ben from Colorado

Hey Ben,

I have a large file (2000x2000 resolution) with a scan of your
truck that you mailed to us but you didn't send your email
address. I'd like to email it to you. A scaled down picture
will appear on the web site pictorial this weekend.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 21:27:00 -0500
From: "Phil"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Axle ??

M y 66 F100 has 28 splines, yours should be the same.
- -----Original Message-----
From: sam weatherby
To: trucks
Date: Saturday, January 16, 1999 8:14 PM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Axle ??


>I need to replace the diff in my '65 F100.
>I am unsure of how many splines it is.
>Anyone know?
>It is a 9" with 3.70 gears and I am pretty sure is stock?
> -srw
>
>Sam Weatherby http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://insert.com/sammy
>SWeatherby UsWest.Net A-SamWe Microsoft.com
>'70 Grabber Sportsroof Mustang
>'93 F-150 XLT Lightning
>'98 HD FXD Super Glide
>'65 F100
>
>
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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 22:05:29 -0500
From: "Phil"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Axle ??

M y 66 F100 has 28 splines, yours should be the same.

Phil
66 F100 390 C6
79 F250 4x4 400m

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From: sam weatherby
To: trucks
Date: Saturday, January 16, 1999 8:14 PM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Axle ??


>I need to replace the diff in my '65 F100.
>I am unsure of how many splines it is.
>Anyone know?
>It is a 9" with 3.70 gears and I am pretty sure is stock?
> -srw
>
>Sam Weatherby http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://insert.com/sammy
>SWeatherby UsWest.Net A-SamWe Microsoft.com
>'70 Grabber Sportsroof Mustang
>'93 F-150 XLT Lightning
>'98 HD FXD Super Glide
>'65 F100
>
>
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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 18:59:55 -0800
From: "sam weatherby"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Axle ??

Thanks,
-srw
Sam Weatherby http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://insert.com/sammy
SWeatherby UsWest.Net A-SamWe Microsoft.com
'70 Grabber Sportsroof Mustang
'93 F-150 XLT Lightning
'98 HD FXD Super Glide
'65 F100

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From: Phil
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, January 16, 1999 7:06 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Axle ??


>M y 66 F100 has 28 splines, yours should be the same.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: sam weatherby
>To: trucks
>Date: Saturday, January 16, 1999 8:14 PM
>Subject: FTE 61-79 - Axle ??
>
>
>>I need to replace the diff in my '65 F100.
>>I am unsure of how many splines it is.
>>Anyone know?
>>It is a 9" with 3.70 gears and I am pretty sure is stock?
>> -srw
>>
>>Sam Weatherby http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://insert.com/sammy
>>SWeatherby UsWest.Net A-SamWe Microsoft.com
>>'70 Grabber Sportsroof Mustang
>>'93 F-150 XLT Lightning
>>'98 HD FXD Super Glide
>>'65 F100
>>
>>
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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 22:12:26 -0800
From: "James A. Doty"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Pacific Northwest . . .

Hi Mark:

Another Portland/Vancouver area Ford truck fan!

It's good to see I'm not the only one in the area.

I've noticed that it can be hard to find old Ford van parts
in the local junk yards. I wonder if this is an indication
that most old Fords around here are either on the road or
run until there's nothing left to scrap.

We have a '79 E-250 and a '78 E-150. I used to own (for 17
years) a '75 E-150 short.

At 09:19 AM 1/16/99 -0800, draco pacifier.com wrote:
>Southwest Washington is Ford Country. You will see 3 Ford
>Trucks for every Ch*vy. Of course, this is a somewhat
>biased opinion. :)
>
>It comes at a price though. In the Portland, OR / Vancouver,
>WA area used Ford trucks are at a premium. I would say you
>have to pay 25% more for a '70s Ford than an equivalent Ch*vy
>and if you go 50 to 100 miles or so away from Portland you can
>save 20% on the price of a used Ford Truck.
>
>Add to that the fact that people just don't sell Ford Trucks
>unless needed repairs are beyond their financial or technical
>abilities. This makes for slim pickins with a lot of really
>bad trucks out there.
>
>Mark
>--
>'74 F-100 4x4
>'74 F-250 Supercab
>
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James A. Doty
Technology Aide
Woodland School District
jamesd1 ptld.uswest.net
www.moselle.com/~jamesd
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Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 22:12:26 -0800
From: "James A. Doty"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Pacific Northwest . . .

Hi Mark:

Another Portland/Vancouver area Ford truck fan!

It's good to see I'm not the only one in the area.

I've noticed that it can be hard to find old Ford van parts
in the local junk yards. I wonder if this is an indication
that most old Fords around here are either on the road or
run until there's nothing left to scrap.

We have a '79 E-250 and a '78 E-150. I used to own (for 17
years) a '75 E-150 short.

At 09:19 AM 1/16/99 -0800, draco pacifier.com wrote:
>Southwest Washington is Ford Country. You will see 3 Ford
>Trucks for every Ch*vy. Of course, this is a somewhat
>biased opinion. :)
>
>It comes at a price though. In the Portland, OR / Vancouver,
>WA area used Ford trucks are at a premium. I would say you
>have to pay 25% more for a '70s Ford than an equivalent Ch*vy
>and if you go 50 to 100 miles or so away from Portland you can
>save 20% on the price of a used Ford Truck.
>
>Add to that the fact that people just don't sell Ford Trucks
>unless needed repairs are beyond their financial or technical
>abilities. This makes for slim pickins with a lot of really
>bad trucks out there.
>
>Mark
>--
>'74 F-100 4x4
>'74 F-250 Supercab....


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