61-79-list-digest Monday, May 3 1999 Volume 03 : Number 149



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - bed classifications
FTE 61-79 - Electronic ignition wiring
FTE 61-79 - researching trucks
FTE 61-79 - Tool box Driver's Side ?
FTE 61-79 - '62 f100 rear gearing
FTE 61-79 - appology
Re: FTE 61-79 - researching trucks
Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Steering
Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Steering
Re: FTE 61-79 - bed classifications
Re: FTE 61-79 - How to identify the year of a Ford 360
FTE 61-79 - Windshield seals
Re: FTE 61-79 - researching trucks
FTE 61-79 - Bad URL
Re: FTE 61-79 - researching trucks
Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Steering
Re: FTE 61-79 - How to identify the year of a Ford 360
FTE 61-79 - Camper Special
Re: FTE 61-79 - Windshield seals
FTE 61-79 - T-18 Tranny
Re: FTE 61-79 - Windshield seals
Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Steering
FTE 61-79 - 78 F100 vs 95 Plymouth Reliant
FTE 61-79 - 76 Ammeter failure
FTE 61-79 - Sick FE

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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 10:40:39 -0400
From: "John Pajak"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - bed classifications

TheFORDMAN webtv.net wrote:


hey guys,
one question????
how come most people refer to bed types as style sides and flare sides
???
call me old fashioned but I myself, refer to
those as fleet side and step sides!!!!


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LIST:
Fleetside and Stepside are Chevrolet terms!! The horror!

Styleside and Flareside are good, honest, Ford terms!

John Pajak
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Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 08:24:54 -0700
From: sparky mail.island.net
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Electronic ignition wiring

>Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 04:36:52 -0400
>From: "Brad Jones"
>Subject: FTE 61-79 - Electronic ignition wiring
>
>My truck has a '69ish 300 with electronic ignition. While doing some body
>work the wires going to the Duraspark unit were pulled loose and the are not
>marked. The previous owner cut the connector off and just used spade
>connectors.
>Does anyone have a Duraspark wiring diagram?
>There are 4 wires that I need to properly match.
>Thanks
>

Check out this page http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wrljet.com/engines/duraspark.html It should
have the info you require.

Sparky
73 F250 4x4
390FE 4v

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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 11:28:37 EDT
From: MaDogSiper aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - researching trucks

I was wondering if you guys could maybe suggest a good truck for me for
under $5000. What I was looking for was something with a classic feel, yet
still has some power, but does not consume too much gas. Umm... something
reliable, not to big, not to small. It would probally be used for projects
around the house, and runs to the dump every blue moon, but most of all it
will be used for a mode of transporation, and hopefully a fun vehichle.
Anyways I value anything you have to say. Thank you so much. Also my parents
said in cars made previous to the early 70s a additive is needed to fill up
the truck with regular gas, is this true? Sincerly,
Morgan
P.S. I really like the F100s, especialy between 1967-72, yet I dont know
about performance or reliabilty.. ect. Any information here would be
apriciated. Thanks again.
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Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 08:32:51 -0700
From: John & Iva McKay
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Tool box Driver's Side ?

Mine also came from a '65. I was going to put it on the driver's side
but it won't fit. Glad I figured it out before I cut the hole. The left
side of the box is not as deep to avoid the mounting hardware for the
leaf springs. Put mine in Wednesday and am doing the body work around it
now.
Also had to remove the support (bed to frame) by the rear wheel. Bought
a new lock for it at the hardware store for $5.
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John L. McKay
Mesa, Arizona
'67 F-100
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Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 11:45:15 EDT
From: monkey352 juno.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - '62 f100 rear gearing

I have a '62 F100 pick up with the 223 straight six, aand I was wondering
if anyone knows what rear-end gear ratio I have....They are the original
gears that came with
it............Thanks.....................................

Jonathan
'62 F100 Stepside, 223 straight six
South Carolina

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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 09:00:53 -0700
From: "Barry Renfro"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - appology

I'm new, my first post was about as informative as how long is a piece of
string. I have a '69 F-100 w/ a 300, 3 on tree, what iI would like is
recommendations for a cam. RV or something else. I've got about 3K on the
engine, are all the different mfg's about the same on cam shafts? One thing
that works on frozen exhaust nuts is oil of wintergreen,
used to use it on aircraft (recip) exhaust systems, works real good.

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Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 09:59:59 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - researching trucks

MaDogSiper aol.com wrote:

> I was wondering if you guys could maybe suggest a good truck for me for
> under $5000. What I was looking for was something with a classic feel, yet
> still has some power, but does not consume too much gas. Umm... something
> reliable, not to big, not to small. It would probally be used for projects
> around the house, and runs to the dump every blue moon, but most of all it
> will be used for a mode of transporation, and hopefully a fun vehichle.
> Anyways I value anything you have to say. Thank you so much. Also my parents
> said in cars made previous to the early 70s a additive is needed to fill up
> the truck with regular gas, is this true? Sincerly,
> Morgan
> P.S. I really like the F100s, especialy between 1967-72, yet I dont know
> about performance or reliabilty.. ect. Any information here would be
> apriciated. Thanks again.

I would suggest a late 70's with either the 300 six or if you were after a
little more HP the 302. In stock trim both put out about the same numbers. A
short bed, flair side for style points with wood floor. Or you could do the
about the same in a 67-72. Any of these truck you could find under $5k and
still have money for a tune-up and extra touches you might want to add.

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Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

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, 2 May 1999 14:16:30 EDT
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Steering

In a message dated 5/1/99 10:53:48 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
mrpickle chugach.net writes:


72 Ford F250 4x4 with a 390 and manual trany. Part numbers, how-to's, any
info would be greatly appreciated.
>>
There have been numerous requests for this information. It was my first post
on this List. Thanks to those of you who responded, that was about 6 months
ago. I have not made the change over yet (very shortly though because I have
the front end striped off). I have looked all over the net for info on this
mod, and have collected a note book full of ways to do this. I can not speak
for all, but I think the answers to this request would be of interest to the
List, I know I would like to see it. Of the many methods I ran across I have
chosen to go with the mid 1970s Chevy Van steering box (2 bolt holes line up,
have to increase hole size in frame), mid 90's Ford Ranger pitman arm, and
the drag link from Chrome moly steel tubing and 2 tie rod joints. However, I
would still like to hear more on this subject.
Burt Hill Kennewick Wa 1972 F250 4x4 460 (Power Steering Some Day)
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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 20:30:52 +0200
From: "Bill Brox"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Steering

Didn't the Ford trucks come with power steering in the sixties and
seventies ?

Sorry I am so ignorant,,, but living close to the north pole gives me
little knowledge...

Bill

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> From: SHill48337 aol.com
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Steering
> Date: 2. mai 1999 20:16
>
> In a message dated 5/1/99 10:53:48 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> mrpickle chugach.net writes:
>
>
to a
> 72 Ford F250 4x4 with a 390 and manual trany. Part numbers, how-to's,
any
> info would be greatly appreciated.
> >>
> There have been numerous requests for this information. It was my first
post
> on this List. Thanks to those of you who responded, that was about 6
months
> ago. I have not made the change over yet (very shortly though because I
have
> the front end striped off). I have looked all over the net for info on
this
> mod, and have collected a note book full of ways to do this. I can not
speak
> for all, but I think the answers to this request would be of interest to
the
> List, I know I would like to see it. Of the many methods I ran across I
have
> chosen to go with the mid 1970s Chevy Van steering box (2 bolt holes line
up,
> have to increase hole size in frame), mid 90's Ford Ranger pitman arm,
and
> the drag link from Chrome moly steel tubing and 2 tie rod joints.
However, I
> would still like to hear more on this subject.
> Burt Hill Kennewick Wa 1972 F250 4x4 460 (Power Steering Some Day)
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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 13:33:56 -0700
From: "Deacon"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - bed classifications

From: John Pajak
> Fleetside and Stepside are Chevrolet terms!! The horror!
>
> Styleside and Flareside are good, honest, Ford terms!

So eloquently put John. I believe this is becoming a kinder, gentler
list. I see it's Members as a thousand points of light, illuminating a
safe passage for those lone wayfarers on a Ford truck pilgrimage to a
better way.
If your over forty, a long haired individualist, you may one day
drive.to.pajak and find as I did, an empty place with a message I was
not able to load and suggested I hit my back button and clear out. I am
not an animal John. I have feelings. Prick me, do I not get pissed and
kill everyone in an uncontrolled rage? ")

Just my way of saying I wasn't able to open your page. :]

Later!

Deacon
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.earthlink.net/~deconblu/
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'76 F350 FE360 C6 \ '73 F100 302 C4
'66 Mustang 289 C4 \ '89 Aerostar Who cares!
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Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm



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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 13:42:32 -0700
From: "Deacon"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - How to identify the year of a Ford 360

From: Dennis Dellinger
> advance. My problem is that I have a 1976 F-150 that won't pass
> California visual smog check

Are you within driving distance of Ontario CA? About 40 miles east of
Los Angles. If you are email me.

> What makes you say this ? The fact that the station is telling you
this?
> I have a 76 390 that did not have an AIR pump on it, . It was my
> understanding that the whole point behind the F150 was that it put the
> truck over the requirement for the cats and air pump for that year.

Only the cats wish. My '76 F350 has an FE360 with an air pump but no
cats. My '66 Mustang also has an air pump. I'm looking at putting the
360/C6 into my '73 F100. I don't need the pump or it's plumbing on the
'73

Later!

Deacon
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.earthlink.net/~deconblu/
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'76 F350 FE360 C6 \ '73 F100 302 C4
'66 Mustang 289 C4 \ '89 Aerostar Who cares!
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Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 17:09:59 -0400
From: William A Whited
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Windshield seals

Rollie, Do you know of a cheaper place to get cheaper seals for the windows?
Looking Dennis Carpenter's catalog, they cost like 100.00 plus.

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"

Rollie H Hunt wrote:

> Yes ! , The windshield and back glass ( rear window ) will interchange
> between your 1977 and 1979 trucks . The door glass will also interchange
> . I can't be sure about the doors interchanging . Got this info from a
> reliable source , my Dad is a long time auto glass installer and
> customizing since 1965 . I hope this helps

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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 15:12:02 -0700
From: "Danger"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - researching trucks

wrote earlier:



> I was wondering if you guys could maybe suggest a good truck for me for
> under $5000. What I was looking for was something with a classic feel,
yet
> still has some power, but does not consume too much gas. Umm...
something
> reliable, not to big, not to small. It would probably be used for
projects
> around the house, and runs to the dump every blue moon, but most of all it
> will be used for a mode of transportation, and hopefully a fun vehicle.
> Anyways I value anything you have to say. Thank you so much. Also my
parents
> said in cars made previous to the early 70s a additive is needed to fill
up
> the truck with regular gas, is this true? Sincerly,
> Morgan
> P.S. I really like the F100s, especialy between 1967-72, yet I dont know
> about performance or reliability.. etc. Any information here would be
> appreciated. Thanks again.

If I were in your shoes I'd look for something like a 67-72 F-series
with dual tanks, front disc brakes (drum to disc conversion can be
expensive), and a blown engine (or very tired). You could build an FE engine
(like a 360 or 390) or have it built for you which would last many trouble
free miles with proper care (clean air, oil, and fuel). Have cylinder heads
rebuilt for today's unleaded fuel.
I wouldn't think of operating a used vehicle without inspecting the
steering, braking, and suspension systems very closely. The last 69 F250 I
bought could have lost ALL steering and/or ALL braking ability at any time
(INJURY OR DEATH COULD OCCUR).
Options like air conditioning, Posi rear axle, bed with toolbox, and
power steering are worth keeping an eye out for.


Danger
danger csolutions.net
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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 18:09:59 -0400
From: "John Pajak"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Bad URL

Deacon wrote:

If your over forty, a long haired individualist, you may one day
drive.to.pajak and find as I did, an empty place with a message I was
not able to load and suggested I hit my back button and clear out. I am
not an animal John. I have feelings. Prick me, do I not get pissed and
kill everyone in an uncontrolled rage? ")

Just my way of saying I wasn't able to open your page. :]


**********
Folks!

Oh no!

I meant
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://drive.to/pajak

which is a new redirection URL for

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.tripod.com/~JSPajak

Either ~should~ work.
John Pajak


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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 18:30:56 -0500
From: "John R. Austin"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - researching trucks

I surely love my '67 F100. Reliability? - Everything's right in the open so
if something doesn't work, you can probably look and see what's broken. I
will not answer the gas mileage question.

- -----Original Message-----
From: MaDogSiper aol.com
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, May 02, 1999 10:37 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - researching trucks


> I was wondering if you guys could maybe suggest a good truck for me for
>under $5000. What I was looking for was something with a classic feel, yet
>still has some power, but does not consume too much gas. Umm... something
>reliable, not to big, not to small. It would probally be used for projects
>around the house, and runs to the dump every blue moon, but most of all it
>will be used for a mode of transporation, and hopefully a fun vehichle.
>Anyways I value anything you have to say. Thank you so much. Also my
parents
>said in cars made previous to the early 70s a additive is needed to fill up
>the truck with regular gas, is this true? Sincerly,
>Morgan
>P.S. I really like the F100s, especialy between 1967-72, yet I dont know
>about performance or reliabilty.. ect. Any information here would be
>apriciated. Thanks again.
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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 18:32:45 -0500
From: "John R. Austin"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Steering

My '67 came with power steering.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Bill Brox
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, May 02, 1999 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Steering


>Didn't the Ford trucks come with power steering in the sixties and
>seventies ?
>
>Sorry I am so ignorant,,, but living close to the north pole gives me
>little knowledge...
>
>Bill
>
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>> From: SHill48337 aol.com
>> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Steering
>> Date: 2. mai 1999 20:16
>>
>> In a message dated 5/1/99 10:53:48 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
>> mrpickle chugach.net writes:
>>
>>
>to a
>> 72 Ford F250 4x4 with a 390 and manual trany. Part numbers, how-to's,
>any
>> info would be greatly appreciated.
>> >>
>> There have been numerous requests for this information. It was my first
>post
>> on this List. Thanks to those of you who responded, that was about 6
>months
>> ago. I have not made the change over yet (very shortly though because I
>have
>> the front end striped off). I have looked all over the net for info on
>this
>> mod, and have collected a note book full of ways to do this. I can not
>speak
>> for all, but I think the answers to this request would be of interest to
>the
>> List, I know I would like to see it. Of the many methods I ran across I
>have
>> chosen to go with the mid 1970s Chevy Van steering box (2 bolt holes line
>up,
>> have to increase hole size in frame), mid 90's Ford Ranger pitman arm,
>and
>> the drag link from Chrome moly steel tubing and 2 tie rod joints.
>However, I
>> would still like to hear more on this subject.
>> Burt Hill Kennewick Wa 1972 F250 4x4 460 (Power Steering Some Day)
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Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 17:13:22 -0700
From: Dennis Dellinger
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - How to identify the year of a Ford 360

Hi Deacon
I live in Palm Desert, that's about 20 miles From Palm Springs. I would be
happy to buy the pump and all it's attendant plumbing and brackets. The only
problem as Steve pointed out earlier is that the heads must be the correct
ones to hook the pump into. (A short aside: Steve thanks for the suggestion
but I can't find the casting number. where do I look?). The next problem may
be the intake manifold on some Ford engines the AIR pump was plumbed into
the the intake (as on my brother in-law's 77 F-350).
Dennis Dellinger

Deacon wrote:

> From: Dennis Dellinger
> > advance. My problem is that I have a 1976 F-150 that won't pass
> > California visual smog check
>
> Are you within driving distance of Ontario CA? About 40 miles east of
> Los Angles. If you are email me.
>
> > What makes you say this ? The fact that the station is telling you
> this?
> > I have a 76 390 that did not have an AIR pump on it, . It was my
> > understanding that the whole point behind the F150 was that it put the
> > truck over the requirement for the cats and air pump for that year.
>
> Only the cats wish. My '76 F350 has an FE360 with an air pump but no
> cats. My '66 Mustang also has an air pump. I'm looking at putting the
> 360/C6 into my '73 F100. I don't need the pump or it's plumbing on the
> '73
>
> Later!
>
> Deacon
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.earthlink.net/~deconblu/
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> '76 F350 FE360 C6 \ '73 F100 302 C4
> '66 Mustang 289 C4 \ '89 Aerostar Who cares!
> ==============================================
> Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm
>
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Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 20:54:33 -0500
From: Jerry Barr
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Camper Special

Hey Listers,

I have a 1970 F250 Camper Special. I think! This truck was definitely
put together
from several trucks. The vin says that it is a red, 1970, F250. But now
it is puke green inside, outside, underneath.
Well the point is I need the under box fuel tank for the truck. The
filler neck and fuel return pipe are there, but no tank. Where can I get
one. Also where can I find a good picture of a stock 1970 Camper
Special.

Thanks

Jerry

P.S. Thanks for all the information on 428 engines. I like the idea of a
410 or maybe just keep my 390 It goes like crazy!!

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Date: Sun, 02 May 1999 20:48:26 -0500
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Windshield seals

At 05:09 PM 5/2/99 -0400, William Whited wrote:
>Rollie, Do you know of a cheaper place to get cheaper seals for the windows?
>Looking Dennis Carpenter's catalog, they cost like 100.00 plus.

William,

Dennis Carpenter manufactures 99% of all rubber products you see in their
catalog as well as many other parts as they are officially licensed by
Ford to reproduce such. IMHO, they are the best rubber repro products
available!!
JC Whitney makes some stuff too but my experiences with their products has
been very negative!! I shall never buy from them again. I buy all rubber
parts from Carpenters as they simply have the best stuff! Worth every
penny spent!!! They are also a great company to deal with along with Auto
Krafters and Melvins. They have been able to supply me with 90% of the
parts I have bought for my resto. Just my experiences, spend your money
how you see fit. Remember, you usually get what you pay for in life.

BTW- I bought a complete set of anti rattle kits and front and rear
windshield rubber from Carpenters and I feel they are OEM quality or
better. I just finished assembling the inside of the passenger side door
last night and their products worked great! Zero problems whatsoever, even
the vent window rubber was a breeze to install with the rivets they
supplied. Patience is the key word.

Stu
Nuke GM!
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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 22:34:31 EDT
From: SMOKEY5209 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - T-18 Tranny

This note is to the individual who had the information on the T-18
transmission. I tried to email you and the mail was returned. I am unable to
give you a fax number but no fax. If possible could you send it snail mail or
maybe as an attachment to an email. If this is not possible could you tell
me the source of the information and maybe I can locate it.

If snail mail
Ed Wilt
322 Howard Avenue - Lakemont
Altoona, PA 16602

I thank you for the reply
Ed
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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 22:53:24 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Windshield seals

This talk about rubber has got me wonderin. Where can I get this Carpenter
catalouge? I need the seals for the doors, everything but the wing, which
surprisingly is in great shape. Im gettin tired of wet speakers and that
annoying rattle. Not to mention the crash when you shut the door. Thanks
folks.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 22:35:46 EDT
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Power Steering

In a message dated 5/2/99 11:33:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time, bill online.no
writes:


seventies ? >>
Bill,
Yes, I think it was available on the F-100 & 150, not sure about the early
Sixties. However, think it was the 67-72 F-250 4x4's that Ford did not make
it available, manual only. Then Ford came up with the power assist ram on
these trucks until about 77, but the ram and its control valve frequently
give problems. This is why I think many on this List with F-250 4x4s have
some interest in making this modification. It has taken me quite a while to
feel comfortable in doing this (meaning doing it myself and not paying some
shop 2K to do the job). There is nothing wrong with living close to the
North Pole, more power to you.
Burt Hill Kennewick Wa 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 23:02:52 -0400
From: David Wadson
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 78 F100 vs 95 Plymouth Reliant

And the winner is....78 F100!

Well, Friday I found out why I spent two years rebuilding this truck but
didn't bother doing any bodywork - PS2 got rear ended. I was heading back
to work after lunch, and had just come to a stop at the end of a line of
10-12 cars waiting for a red light. Happened to catch movement in the
rearview mirror...screetch! Honk! BAM!

I got out and was starting to shake my head in that "I'm not gonna want to
see this" motion until I actually saw the back of my truck. Nothing knocked
off, cracked, crunched or anything...just a slight bend in the bumper! Oh
yeah, little bits of headlight wear mashed into it too! :-) The other guy
didn't fair so well...crushed grill, smashed headlight, fender buckled out,
etc., etc. :-) Back at the police station filling out the accident forms I
had to fight to keep a big goofy grin off my face - didn't think the poor
sap that rear-ended me would appreciate a smug attitude from me.

I keep getting told that I should get a new truck but after that incident,
I'm happy to be driving an old truck. Rock solid! Hehehe...best part is the
guy lives about 8 blocks from me so I can drive by whenever I need a good
laugh...


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


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Date: Mon, 03 May 1999 00:27:32 -0700
From: Jimbo
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 76 Ammeter failure

I'd like to fix the stock ammeter in my '76 highboy. It hasn't worked
in the 12 years I've had the truck. Everyone I've talked to says that
they never work. Is there a common failure mode that someone has
figured out how to fix?

The ammeter itself responds to voltage put across it and the charging
system works fine. I have the wiring diagram for the truck, but I can't
trace the circiut through the firewall.

I would appreciate any help.....


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