61-79-list-digest Friday, April 23 1999 Volume 03 : Number 138



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - What's this do-hickey?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Wondering about a 428
Re: FTE 61-79 - 428
Re: FTE 61-79 - how odd are these rims?
FTE 61-79 - Carpenter
FTE 61-79 - Truck for sale in Portland Oregon Area
Re: FTE 61-79 - Carpenter
Re: FTE 61-79 - Carpenter
FTE 61-79 - RE: BFG Mud Terrains
Re: FTE 61-79 - What's this do-hickey?

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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 23:55:27 -0600
From: Marko Maryniak
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's this do-hickey?

At 09:36 PM 22/04/99 -0400, you wrote:
>At 09:04 PM 4/22/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>Folks:
>>
>>There is a switch of some kind fastened to the top of my steering column on
>>its base near where it enters the fire wall (inside the cab). I don't know
>>what it is but I think I've tracked it down to be the source of my
>>electrical problems. It has a sliding switch that goes from left to right.
>>
>>Anyone know what it is?
>>

Sounds to me like electric trailer brakes. This wud be the source of your
problem if that's what it was. Is there a brake line connected tuit? Or
was there ever?


marko

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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 00:03:10 -0600
From: Marko Maryniak
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Wondering about a 428

I hope I didn't send anyone on a wild goose chase . I just>happened to have
this setup and it does work but I can hardly pass a gas
>station without getting gas .
>
>Rollie .
>

Rollie, you're right. The reverse 105 castings are FT blocks which are
thicker walled and have extra webbing at the mains. They do not have the
improved oiling of a 427 but, since none of us are running Daytona (except
maybe Azie and Stu) who cares? If anyone wants to verify check Steve
Christ's book "How to rebuild big block Ford engines".

By the way, the saying goes "pass anything but a gas station!"


marko :^]


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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 00:05:54 -0600
From: Marko Maryniak
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 428

At 10:07 PM 22/04/99 -0700, you wrote:
>".but unless you're going for the "I have a 428" awe inspiring phrase,"
>
> You could just SAY you had a 428 if bragging up your truck puts lead in
>your pencil.A 352,360,390,410&428 all look the same so nobody would be
>the wiser.

Yeah, maybe, but my 360 looks, well, like a 360. Really. It doesn't look
anything like my 410. (Not the 410 Mercury of early 60's which is not an FE
motor, by the way, but the later FE 410 Mercury).

Speaking of Mercs wud the people looking for the valve covers email me
privately and I'll give you Randy's price on his last "mint" set, worked
and painted.


marko :^]

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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 00:08:25 -0600
From: Marko Maryniak
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - how odd are these rims?

At 06:48 PM 22/04/99 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a set of 1/2 ton 5 bolt pattern 16" yes I said 16" steel stock ford
>rims. They were stock on my dads 72 Ranger. Have any of you seen these
>before or are they something rare? This is the ony set I have ever seen and
>thought I would post
>

My friend has a 77 F150 4x4 with the very rims on it you speak of. They
aren't split rims, are they? My friend's are not.

They aren't very common, but are great for older F100 4x4's and such when
you want better ground clearance without too bouncy a ride.

marko

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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 00:11:01 -0600
From: Marko Maryniak
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Carpenter

Wow. I got the new Carpenter catalog delivered today.

Everything anyone could ever want, pretty much, except for a rad support
and a fan shroud!

BTW if somebody needs a fan shroud there are about 5 straight solid FE fan
shrouds nearby.

Anybody want one?

marko

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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 02:19:11 EDT
From: Scarabeyes aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Truck for sale in Portland Oregon Area

Hello. I am selling my 65' F100 SWB. 240 6cyl 3 on the tree
the engine and carburator ahve recently been rebuilt. Tires have 905 tread
left, with new white spoke rims. New exhaust,
Good running truck

Anyone interested please e-mail me directly
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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 02:20:39 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Carpenter

Marko Maryniak wrote:

> Wow. I got the new Carpenter catalog delivered today.
>

Who, what, where, how?

Ted
Bellevue,OH


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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 02:34:00 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Carpenter

OK, now that I stopped and thought about it, you must be talking about Dennis Carpenter? It's late, it took me a second to figure it out.
Ted

Ted Wnorowski wrote:

> Marko Maryniak wrote:
>
> > Wow. I got the new Carpenter catalog delivered today.
> >
>
> Who, what, where, how?
>
> Ted
> Bellevue,OH
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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 02:33:00 -0400
From: "George W. Selby, III"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: BFG Mud Terrains

I have had BFG MT's (31x10.5), AT's (31x10.5), Swamper Radial (32x10.5),
and on the 78 F-150 I just bought, Land Rover Radial D/T's (35x12.5). And
here is my opinion on all. For street and sand the BFG AT's work pretty
good, but a little mud can pack them up pretty easy. As long as the mud
isn't any deeper than the tire (or you go real fast), then BFG's MT's work
pretty good, but they always seem to wear funny. Both BFG's are almost
unpuncturable (but I did it once). The Swamper Radials chug through mud
like nothing else. They also do allright on rock and in sand. On the
street however, they howl like a banshee, and vibrate and make the truck
ride like a tank. The more your truck weighs, they better they perform and
ride. (I've had the same tires on a Isuzu 4x4, and on a FSJeep Cherokee,
before I wised up and bought the F-150) The Land Rover Radial D/T's I
have on the truck now (also known as Big O Big Foot XT, Range Rover Radial
D/T) ride like the BFG AT's and go through mud like BFG MT's. This is a
pretty ideal combination, and I only have to switch to the Swampers for
truly deep mud. As far as getting stuck, I have only been stuck in mud
(never sand, never rock) with all tires (if you don't get stuck, you aren't
fourwheeling), but you get stuck less with the Swampers.

George Selby
IsuzuG prodigy.net
78 F-150 400M, 4 on the floor, 4x4

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Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 05:03:12 -0400
From: jdklaers magicnet.net (PredFan)
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - What's this do-hickey?

Marko I think you have it. I found it by tracing down my brake wires. I'm
having trouble with my brake lights and I cannot find the cause.

Are you familiar with this devise?


>>>There is a switch of some kind fastened to the top of my steering column on
>>>its base near where it enters the fire wall (inside the cab). I don't know
>>>what it is but I think I've tracked it down to be the source of my
>>>electrical problems. It has a sliding switch that goes from left to right.
>>>
>>>Anyone know what it is?
>>>
>
>Sounds to me like electric trailer brakes. This wud be the source of your
>problem if that's what it was. Is there a brake line connected tuit? Or
>was there ever?
>
>
>marko
>
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