61-79-list-digest Monday, May 24 1999 Volume 03 : Number 175



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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - '66 F100 Project
FTE 61-79 - Re: Q-Jets
FTE 61-79 - Re: Q-Jets
Re: FTE 61-79 - engine oil in the coolant FT391
Re: FTE 61-79 - aarrgghhhhh!!!!!! Timing gear problems!!!
RE: FTE 61-79 - 5-6 speeds in fords
FTE 61-79 - 9" Carrier
Re: FTE 61-79 - Insurance
RE: FTE 61-79 - '66 F100 Project
Re: FTE 61-79 - '66 F100 Project
Re: FTE 61-79 - Diff/loose steering
RE: FTE 61-79 - Another Dizzy update
FTE 61-79 - Sreering box
FTE 61-79 - Q-jet on 390
RE: FTE 61-79 - '66 F100 Project
FTE 61-79 - RE:insurance for F100
RE: FTE 61-79 - Dizzy troubles repeat/more info
Re: FTE 61-79 - '66 F100 Project
Re: FTE 61-79 - 9" Carrier
RE: FTE 61-79 - 350 steering box
RE: FTE 61-79 - Plug Wires...
FTE 61-79 - Problem with new master cylinder?
FTE 61-79 - Radiator/fan question
Re: FTE 61-79 - flywheel problem on 300 inline 6
FTE 61-79 - Need It Soon
FTE 61-79 - holley carb loading up
Re: FTE 61-79 - flywheel problem on 300 inline 6
FTE 61-79 - Manifold-carb-insurance
Re: FTE 61-79 - Gary's back!!!
RE: FTE 61-79 - Q-jets
Re: FTE 61-79 - Problem with new master cylinder?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Radiator/fan question
Re: FTE 61-79 - holley carb loading up
Re: FTE 61-79 - holley carb loading up
RE: FTE 61-79 - RE:insurance for F100
RE: FTE 61-79 - Sorry Tony ....
RE: FTE 61-79 - Problem with new master cylinder?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Need It Soon
RE: FTE 61-79 - Gary's back!!!
Re: FTE 61-79 - Radiator/fan question
Re: FTE 61-79 - holley carb loading up
FTE 61-79 - Body mounts?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Radiator/fan question
Re: FTE 61-79 - Body mounts?
FTE 61-79 - My QJ...was Q-Jets

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 05:54:44 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - '66 F100 Project

> C4SES425A
> in one place, 3L22: in another. This intake came equipped w/ a very
> thrashed looking carb, looks, smells and feels like a Holley, tag #'s
> C4AF then a R and below that, A3LC.

'65 Thunderbird 390 on the intake. I've got one just like it. Pretty
good manifold. Don't know about the carb.
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 06:15:16 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Q-Jets

>
> I don't have much experience with a Q-Jet, but
> Edelbrock sells a high flow Needle and Seat for their
> Performer series and also for their Q-Jet(0.149"). It
> seems to me that if you are running out of fuel at
> high RPM's the problem is not the fuel bowl, but the
> needle and seat. If the pump and lines(and fuel
> filter) can maintain the pressure to the carb, then
> the inlet valve must be restricting the flow.

It doesn't lay down, it just starves out. It's as if someone pinches
the fuel line off at around 6000. The fact that it's done it on more
than one vehicle w/ different carbs leads me to believe it's a capacity
problem. You can let off and pause a half a second (or shift gears) and
it will go again like nothing happened. I don't know, it could be the
needle and seat, but it seems like you'd see some leanness during
general accelleration, and it isn't at all. Just up high. Has anyone
else cured the problem with a higher capacity needle and seat?
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 06:15:16 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Q-Jets

>
> I don't have much experience with a Q-Jet, but
> Edelbrock sells a high flow Needle and Seat for their
> Performer series and also for their Q-Jet(0.149"). It
> seems to me that if you are running out of fuel at
> high RPM's the problem is not the fuel bowl, but the
> needle and seat. If the pump and lines(and fuel
> filter) can maintain the pressure to the carb, then
> the inlet valve must be restricting the flow.

It doesn't lay down, it just starves out. It's as if someone pinches
the fuel line off at around 6000. The fact that it's done it on more
than one vehicle w/ different carbs leads me to believe it's a capacity
problem. You can let off and pause a half a second (or shift gears) and
it will go again like nothing happened. I don't know, it could be the
needle and seat, but it seems like you'd see some leanness during
general accelleration, and it isn't at all. Just up high. Has anyone
else cured the problem with a higher capacity needle and seat?
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:23:05 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - engine oil in the coolant FT391

In a message dated 5/24/99 4:50:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
bigtracks hotmail.com writes:

> in Spokane, Wa. and we were moving across the country with the
> truck. I started to notice oil in the radiator but never got any coolant
in
>
> the oil. The builder told me that it could be in my old heads or gaskets
> etc. and wouldn't own up to the problem until I shipped them the engine.
I
> yanked the heads and found no problems-so I freighted the block to Spokane
> from Ca. They did a pressure test on it and there was a crack in the
block
> from the high pressure oil passage to the cooling jacket.

This is a problem that is documented for the FT Block in Christ's Book. I
had oil in the coolant on an FT391 out of an F-800. I had my machine shop
perform the fix recommended in the book. Problem solved.

Stock Man
1967 Galaxie 500 Convertible
1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 07:44:33 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - aarrgghhhhh!!!!!! Timing gear problems!!!

>AAARRRGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
>
>Anyone else have bad luck with Melling timing sets or is this a fluke???
>

I know how you feel Stu, and you have my condolences ...

I put in a melling 2row timing chain ... no problems yet, but that's only a
few hundred miles. Incidently, make sure your gas gauge is working when
you are breaking in a motor, otherwise you think the worst and its actually
the simplest ...


Just my 2cents

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:48:35 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - 5-6 speeds in fords

The ford 5 speed is the ZF and there are two versions I know of, the 542 and
546 which is the stronger of the two. They were mated to the BW1356 xfer
case so I don't know how easy it will bolt to the 205. The ZF's have an
aluminum housing and use ATF for lubrication, both of which make them a less
durable tranny than the Np435. I understand it has a bad reputation for
failing due to lub issues.

Advance adapters has adapters to fit the NV4500 to ford engines but if I
chose to buy a new tranny and mess with adapting it I'd get the new NV5600
six speed made for diesel trucks or the Clark 280 5 speed :-)

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> BTW has anyone out there swapped in a late model 5 speed
> between a 460 and a
> NP205 ? And second how do they hold up
> to serious torque.
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 07:49:59 -0500
From: "Lorin Missall"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 9" Carrier

Does anyone know who had the website that had the steps to rebuild a Ford =
9" carrier. I remember seeing a posting with a link to a page that had =
the step by step instructions. If anyone has some info it would be =
greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Billy

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 07:58:41 -0700
From: "Steve Schmeckpeper"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Insurance

Mark,
I had the same conversation with my State Farm agent :^( SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS
AND TAKE PICTURES!! Market value does NOT include; new engine, tires, rims,
etc. Depreciation is figured over time and if you just put on a new paint
job and werck it the next day, you get reimbursed at full cost. If you wreck
it a year later then they can apply the depreciation. When you file your
claim be prepaired to show the receipts. Be sweet, as we say down here, but
stand your ground. You have rights under the law and if the adjuster takes a
hard line you can go to arbitrarion.
Smeck,
79 F100
P.S. You don't have to look very far to find underwriters who will insure
anything for a price.....8^)



> Had a conversation with my insurance agent yesterday.
>
> I have been with this company a long time and had one claim on a
> totaled motorcycle. They pay what they say is "market value"
> which is always much less than you could ever actually purchase a
> similar vehicle. As far as I know "market value" is just some
> number they make up. They say they use Kelley, N.A.D.A, and look
> at local for sale ads. What can they tell from for-sale ads?
>
> Anyway, I needed to start insurance on the F-100 and was asking
> questions about theft coverage. They said I would be covered for
> "market value". I asked how I could find out what they would
> consider "market value" on my truck and they said I can't.
>
> Seeing as I have about $7K into this truck so far I would be very
> dissapointed to recieve a check for $2K after losing my truck.
>
> They have a different kind of policy where you are insured for
> "stated value" where you can say the value is anything you want.
> It only applies if it is a '69 or earlier. The '69 cutoff is
> fixed so it does change from year to year.
>
> Anyone know of a good company that will insure my '74 for
> "stated" value?
>
>
> Mark in Southwest Washington


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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 14:01:18 +0100
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - '66 F100 Project

Even if you put the lifters and pushrods back in the same holes, when you
retorque the rocker assy to the head the clearances will change enough to
require resetting of the valve lash. To preserve the cam and lifter cups
and pushrods ends you should, of course, put them all back where they came
from. One misplaced lifter for instance can flatten a cam lobe in just a
few hundred miles (even on Ch**y's)......I won't tell you where I learned
that :-(

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> never worked on heads that had a whole rocker shaft assembly... when I
> undo all those push rods, then put it back together, will I have to
> adjust all the valves again?? I'm used to changing intakes
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:02:42 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - '66 F100 Project

> 1966 and later FE's used 1.75" or 1.82" by 1.16" inch ports. Pre '66
>ports were 2.14 by 1.14 inch. A few post '66 heads were the tall ports,
>so be carefull.

This fits with what I found between the 65 Galaxie intake I have and the 76
Truck intake ... I have a couple of pictures at

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://ranger3.cc.iastate.edu/rebuild.html

also a brief description ... I imagine your T-bird intake is similar to the
Galaxie's. I'm not sure why people say that the larger opening with the
smaller heads is bad, I guess if it was too extreme it could be a problem,
but I haven't had any problems I could blame on that ...


Just my 2cents

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:04:29 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Diff/loose steering

>Tweety is finally back on the road.

Great, glad to hear everything's back and runnin for you ...


The diff was a mess when they tore
>inside, so they had their work cut out for them. All said and done, I paid
>just under $1100 for new 4.10 gears, carrier, bearings, seals, and rebuilt
>driveshafts. I'm very happy with the way it performs versus the 4.56s.
>
Yikes, hope my 9" holds together a bit longer ... if its gonna cost me that
much I'd probably be ahead to just swap out the center section ...

>Also anyone that has loose steering on their trucks REALLY needs to check the
>bolts that hold the box on. When I had my truck aligned, they told me the
>play was due to a worn box, so I never gave it another thought, figured Id
>just replace the box when I needed to. Well, After a wild trail ride today
>it got real loose, so I had a friend play with the wheel while I looked at
>everything. Lo and behold, loose box. Problem solved!
>
I was hopin this was the problem with mine, but I'm pretty sure its ust
hosed because its the mickey mouse style of steering ... wonder if
anyone's ever put ears on their truck, just so people know ...


Just my 2cents

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 09:18:00 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Another Dizzy update

Are you saying the roll pin in the gear is sheared? If that is all it is
you simply need a new roll pin but make sure you rotate the gear to find the
original position since most of the holes are drilled slightly off center,
enough to affect the alignment of the holes from 180 degrees out.

These gears are pressed on too so they often will keep the engine running
even after shearing the pin. I've seen them run long enough to destroy the
engine due to the fact that the oil pump was not turning which is why the
dizzy pin sheared in the first place. This is very common in 335 series
engines with some miles on them.

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> I fiddled with it some more, and discoverd the reluctor
> freely spins by
> hand, thus resulting in random timing within a 90 degree
> range. Going
> junkyard lookin'. Also shaft had too much play.
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 09:19:09 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Sreering box

Dave & Cherie write: >> I,m just wondering if there is any differance between
a steering box
from a F100 and an F350.
The reason I ask is I'm thinking about buying a F350 which has no steering
box and it would be easier to find a F100 unit than a 350 unit.

According to AutoZone P/N's they are the same on F100 thur F350 from '73 thru
'79 on 2wd trucks. I don't know about other models, but I would suspect they
are the same. I know they are different on 4X4's.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 06:19:21 PDT
From: "MARTY COLMAN"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Q-jet on 390

I have a stock squarebore intake for my 390. Would it work okay to use a
spreadbore-to-squarebore adaptor on this intake? I would like to try my
Q-jet, but the whole reason is to save money. A new intake costs almost as
much as a new Carter AFB. I have a manual tranny, so don't have to worry
about the kickdown. Now I'm running the stock 2v and any 4v would be an
improvement.

Marty


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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:25:26 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - '66 F100 Project

>Even if you put the lifters and pushrods back in the same holes, when you
>retorque the rocker assy to the head the clearances will change enough to
>require resetting of the valve lash. To preserve the cam and lifter cups
>and pushrods ends you should, of course, put them all back where they came
>from. One misplaced lifter for instance can flatten a cam lobe in just a
>few hundred miles (even on Ch**y's)......I won't tell you where I learned
>that :-(
>
>--
>> never worked on heads that had a whole rocker shaft assembly... when I
>> undo all those push rods, then put it back together, will I have to
>> adjust all the valves again?? I'm used to changing intakes

This is of course assuming you can adjust the lifters ... my 390 and 360
both have non adjustable hydraulics ... just something to be aware of ...


Just my 2cents

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:40:28 -0500
From: Don Yerhot
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE:insurance for F100

It sounds like a lot has to do with the Insurance agent and the State
you live in. I live in Minnesota, have Allstate insurance, and have 2
Ford trucks, a 65 and a 74. My agent told me to keep track of parts/work
done, get the vehicle's appraised, and to take several good pictures.
Then they would be glad to insure my trucks for what they're worth,
rather than a token, base value. Like somebody else posted, they want
your money.





questions about theft coverage. They said I would be covered for
"market
value". I asked how I could find out what they would consider "market
value" on my truck and they said I can't.

Seeing as I have about $7K into this truck so far I would be very
dissapointed to recieve a check for $2K after losing my truck.>>



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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 09:50:42 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Dizzy troubles repeat/more info

You are very astute :-) My first thought was mechanical advance too :-) I
run all my old engines on manifold and have no problems with it but you do
have to adjust the spring in the vac to get it right and the mechanical must
work as designed or you will have way to much retard once the engine picks
up a little speed. The weights are designed to move fairly rapidly at lower
rpm and slow down a tad as the speed increases so if the mechanical is stuck
you will only get retard which will cause serious back firing etc..

The points or pickup plate is attached to the vac and does the retarding,
the mechanical is attached to the center cam. You can test the cam portion
by simply turning it. It should move roughly 13-21 degrees against spring
pressure. If this moves easily then there is the posibility that the
weights are stuck (I've never seen this on a ford but it's theoretically
possible). To check that you must remove the 3 screws from the plate and
lift the plate out to expose the weights. If it is the newer electronic
ignition with the star rotor instead of a cam you must carefully lift the
rotor off the center hub with two long screwdrivers, gently prying evenly on
opposit sides against the dizzy housing (not the pickup or wiring). There
is a roll pin which acts as a key so don't loose it when you pry off the
star rotor. Once you have this out of the way you can lift the plate out of
the way to expose the weights. Do not bend the spring tabs or unhook the
springs unless you know what you are doing! And do not loose track of the
spring positions if you happen to remove them because one is weaker than the
other and must go back in the correct location. If you stretch or damage a
spring it will change the curve dramatically and you may need to get a new
dizzy since you don't have a dizzy machine to reset the curve :-( I won't
go into how I know this :-( While you have it open put a dab of white
lithium grease on the pins and if you remove the cam assy, also on the
shaft.

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> drive at all on the manifold. I think the mechanical advance
> might be
> screwed up, how do I check.
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 09:41:33 -0500
From: "Corey Johnson"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - '66 F100 Project

Welcome to my world.... I ve spent the last few months finally rebuilding my
engine and etc on my '66 F100.
In my truck it is a 352 come wierd as 2bbl carb and alot of torque......
I would suggest replacing the intake and carb if you can afford it. Ive got
my eyes on a Edelbrock 600 and intake.
I rebuilt my carb and had the intake dipped so it does alright but theres
just no such thing IMNSHO as a good 2bbl.


K. Moulton wrote:

> What a great mailing list!! I'm new to both the list and to Fords...
> wrote once before, but now have some questions and nobody locally to
> help me out. Still don't know what motor I have, haven't had the time
> to spend on measuring the stroke, etc like someone suggested. However,
> it's running really poorly, 'cuz the 2bbl has some leaks around the
> throttle plate rod area. Bad leaks. I opted, rather than install
> bushings, to search for a 4v manifold and open her up a little. All my
> searching was to naught, 'till today, a customer just GAVE me one he was
> tired of tripping over :) OK, now here's the questions.... Can anyone
> tell me what this intake manifold is from by the casting #'s? C4SES425A
> in one place, 3L22: in another. This intake came equipped w/ a very
> thrashed looking carb, looks, smells and feels like a Holley, tag #'s
> C4AF then a R and below that, A3LC. This carb's not in my Chilton's
> '65-'86 truck book, so anyone know what I've got? Next question...
> better to refurbish this carb, or to put a kit in my Holley 650 Q-jet
> and get an adaptor plate? Another question... this intake is pretty
> rusty, and I'm wondering (other than outside asthetics, of course) how
> much rust is acceptable on the inside? Should I get it tanked, or is
> the at-home remedy sufficient? Any ideas on what chemicals would work
> best for cleaning it up? And finally, a confession.... I'm a newbie to
> the Ford motor, having worked w/ GM most of my life.... I had no idea
> that the push rods had to be removed prior to removal of the intake
> manifold!!! (As I sit here and laugh at myself.... hehe) Uh, I've
> never worked on heads that had a whole rocker shaft assembly... when I
> undo all those push rods, then put it back together, will I have to
> adjust all the valves again?? I'm used to changing intakes in a matter
> of a couple hours.... I think I'll be doubling the MItchell's time
> estimate on this first job... LOL :) And I thought this'd be my
> "weekend project..." hehe :) Thank God it's already got dual exhaust
> on it, and that all I need after this is rear brakes, tie rod ends and
> king pins :) Those are EASY :) LOL :) Of course, after intake/carb
> installation, then I get to do the fine tuning... w/o the help of a
> book! W/ the 4v, I guess it's time to get the gas tank sensor
> replaced.... I'll be out every 50 miles measuring the gas level w/ that
> old stick I've been using.... ;) Hey, tho.... I'm loving reading all
> these posts, and hope someone out there is willing to share their
> expertise :) Thanks!!
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 10:44:26 -0400
From: James Oxley
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 9" Carrier

Lorin Missall wrote:
>
> Does anyone know who had the website that had the steps to rebuild a Ford 9" carrier. I remember seeing a posting with a link to a page that had the step by step instructions. If anyone has some info it would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Billy

That was me.

See
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 09:45:30 -0500
From: Larry Schmiedekamp
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - 350 steering box

I put a box from a 74 250 into my 74 350. No mods. at all.


t 09:43 AM 5/21/99 -0400, you wrote:
>I know the 150 and 250 are the same in 78, not sure about the 350's. I
>suspect the 350 is in a separate class so would be larger, heavier duty but
>can't say for sure. I was actually surprised to find that the 250 used the
>same sector shaft as the 150 :-( (I wanted to "Upgrade" :-))
>
>--
>Michigan, Pot Hole Jumping,
>78 Bronco, Gary
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>--
>
>> I,m just wondering if there is any differance between
>> a steering box
>> from a F100 and an F350.
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 10:10:38 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Plug Wires...

If the Dizzy is in the front like the 385 series I'd try the Motorcraft 9mm
460 wires. Plugs are plugs are plugs so the boot is not important and you
can get them with both straight boots and 45 degree boots. I like the 45
degree myself and if you rout them so they go back to the rear along the
valve covers and then back toward the front, more or less parallel all the
way you may find the lengths work better for you. This is what I did on my
460 and it seems the set is made for this routing method.

Summit has these for about $42 and they are very nice, wire wound or
"helical" wires which provide much better spark than the carbon core types.

I realize that the newer engines take the 14mm plugs with smaller porcelain
so this could be an issue with the boots, not sure if they come with this
accounted for or not? My engines use the larger 18mm plugs and these wires
work well for these.

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> >So, what motor do I tell them I have so I get the right wires?
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 07:55:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Problem with new master cylinder?

I seem to be having a problem with my new master cylinder on the F-100.
The truck doesn't stop as well as it did before. The pedal is spongy.

When I bench bled the cylinder I got lots of flow from the rear cylinder
(the one in the front) and very little from the front one. I checked my
old one and the flow seems to be about the same from each. I have never
had one apart so I have difficulty picturing what is in there.

Anyone got an idea what might be wrong? What has me baffled is that
fluid comes out when you bleed the brakes. I took it down and got
them pressure bled and with 15 or 20psi on the reservoir he couldn't
get the fronts to bleed and had to resort to pumping the pedal. After
all this the brakes are the same.

I stopped in at the parts store where I got the master cylinder and
told him what I just told you. He said to bring it back, but I don't
want to return it unless I am sure it is the problem.

Oh, I should mention the only other difference is I installed a disk
brake proportioning valve (it has disk brakes) from a '79 F-150.
The master cylinder is one for '79 as well. The one I took off is
for a '76.

I wonder if it may have been a bad idea to take brake parts from a
truck that had the front end destroyed in a crash. :)


Mark in Southwest Washington
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 09:01:43 -0600
From: "Dave Resch"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Radiator/fan question

Yo Gang:

After 19.5 years (227K miles) , the radiator in Ol' Betsy (1980 F250 4x4 351M)
has given up. I have found what seems to be a good deal on a 4-core unit made
by an outfit called GDI. Has anyone ever heard of this GDI company? The parts
house offers a "lifetime" guarantee on it (but I'm on my third "lifetime" fuel
pump and second "lifetime" water pump, so who knows?).

On a related topic, now that I'm thinking of switching from the OEM 2-core unit
to a 4-core radiator, is it worth getting a lightweight flex fan? I've been
reluctant to get one before now because I thought the OEM fan would pull more
air, although it is a bit heavy. I can't afford to go w/ electrics right now.
(Have to save my coins for that killer 400 rebuild project... stay focused....)

Thanks for your input.

Dave R (M-block devotee)


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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 11:03:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Sean O'Malley"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - flywheel problem on 300 inline 6

> I just got a "hit-skip" in the parking lot at work! Just wanted to say--
> Some people really suck!!! 8-) hehehehehe Anybody just a nice stock
> rear bumper for sale?

I don't know if it's stock or not, but I've got an extra chrome step
bumper that came with my '78. Kinda big, with plastic/rubberish foot
pads on the top (if I remember correctly). I can take a digipic of it
tonight and send you the link. Hope it's what you're after--we're even
in the same state...

- --sean
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 10:16:55 -0500
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Need It Soon

>>Hello again all!
I am in desperate need for the complete information from the
tune-up/emissions control decal for the 1979 F150 351M 4x2 automatic. Mine
was gone when I bought the truck. Can anyone find this for me??? Thanks!

Nate

Nate, send me what you specifically need off the underhood sticker and I
will see if it is still readable on mine. Understand that in the smog years
everything is not identical the whole model year. My truck is a 79 F150 351M
automatic and air 4x2 assembled in Kansas City. I think the build date is
late in the 79 model year, I'll have to go look that up. My truck is NOT
California certified, just federal.

- -- John
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 10:19:54 -0500
From: "Brett"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - holley carb loading up

Hi, I've got a 780 Holley on my 460. What causes a carb to load up at idle?
Sometimes if I let it idle it loads up and starts chugging. To fix it I
just rev it up to about 1500 rpm for a couple seconds to get all the gas
out. I modified the carb with all the offroad goodies such as spring loaded
needles and seats, whistle vents, and I've got a piece of fuel line
connecting the two float bowl vents. It also likes to flood out every once
in a while when it get bouncy offroading. I put a new stock fuel pump on it
a couple weeks ago. Is it possible there is too much fuel pressure, even
with a stock pump? Thanks in advance for any tips, I've got a big wheeling
trip planned this weekend and I'm hoping I don't have lots of flooding
problems.

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 11:21:40 -0400
From: Rob Long
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - flywheel problem on 300 inline 6

Sean,
If he's doesn't want the bumper you mentioned.... I may be interested in
taking a look at it.
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 11:23:54 -0400
From: "Tim Green"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Manifold-carb-insurance

Got a few answers to different things here:

>Can anyone
>tell me what this intake manifold is from by the casting #'s? C4SES425A

As mentioned by someone else, a C4SE9425A manifold is a 64 Thunderbird unit.

>thrashed looking carb, looks, smells and feels like a Holley, tag #'s
>C4AF then a R

That's from a 64 full size car 390.

>Seeing as I have about $7K into this truck so far I would be very
>dissapointed to recieve a check for $2K after losing my truck.
>They have a different kind of policy where you are insured for
>"stated value" where you can say the value is anything you want.
>It only applies if it is a '69 or earlier. The '69 cutoff is
>fixed so it does change from year to year.
>Anyone know of a good company that will insure my '74 for
>"stated" value?

I have information (but no experience) about:
Hagerty Classic Insurance
800-369-3874
Supposedly they offer "Agreed Value Coverage" which absolutely guarantees a
complete return of the value of your vehicle in the event of a total loss.
No deductible, no adjustments.
They supposedly charge liability only once (in states that allow it),
regardless of how many vehicles are insured.
No restrictions on use of vehicle (like how many miles per year or just to &
from shows).

The news from my little corner of Maine is that the "Screaming Yellow
Zonker" is on the road with a real inspection sticker. Mothers, pull your
kids in off the streets!
Wish I could have made Pigeon Forge. Might drive it to the Carlisle All Ford
Nationals, but 540 miles is a long way for such an old gas hog.

Regards to all,
Tim
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87 F150 4.9
55 Mainline 289 (The Flivver)
87 Mustang 2.3
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 08:26:51 -0700
From: "Deacon"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Gary's back!!!

> I wind up missing one I want to reply to which, as
> you know, is like a serious problem for me......:-) I just really
hate to
> pass up an opportunity to say something about something.........:-)

You have been missed my friend. It's good to see your back. Have you
gotten any new tools? As long as you've gone, there should be. :]

> BTW, I meant to ask you at the show how Jim was getting along, "Deacon
> Blues"?

I'm not dead so it can get worse. It took 5 months for Farmers to give
the OK for the work to start. I'd be mad at them for taking so long but
I know it's just my karma. Hence the name "Deacon Blues" The house is
gutted. roof repaired and the windows are in. They just started last
week so things are moving along good (for now). Because they had to gut
the house we are making some changes to the lay-out.

Thanks for asking!


Later!

Deacon
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'66 Mustang 289 C4 \ '89 Aerostar Who cares!
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 10:57:44 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Q-jets

The next obvious question is.....have you tried other carbs on these same
engines with identical intakes and otherwise identical except for the carb
and had better performance at the top end?

I ask this because I put a 600 cfm holley on my 460 with cold manifold,
poorly tuned dizzy (tried to curve it myself) and cold intake and got poor
low end and it ran out of air (that's what I call it) around 90 mph with
3.25 gears and stock tires, way below 6 grand.

This same engine with spread bore OEM carb and intake, hot manifold and hot
air intake with 2.75 gears would run quite a bit better at the top untill I
put headers on it and I lost about 15 mph at the top without changing
anything else. Since I'm using an electric fuel pump and had to put a
regulator on it to prevent overpowering the needles and seats it has lost
even more at the top so I attribute this to two separate issues:

1..the flow is restricted by the regulator and therefore two regulators
should be used on large engines, needles should have stronger springs on
them (spring assisted, off road types perhaps?) so more pressure can be
used.

2..The jetting may be off due to the headers but there are no OEM jets
available for this carb AFAIK since it was a controlled emissions carb.

Fuel starvation may well be the culprit but not due to sucking the fuel bowl
dry necessarily and if it is then the regulators and needle/seat combo may
be the cause in my case, not the fuel bowl size. Theoretically, if you have
sufficient supply pressure and volume you should be able to feed direct to
the jets but you can't control the metering that way so you have to have a
gravity/atmsopheric bowl to neutralize the line pressure influence. As long
as you can supply enough fuel so that the float closes the inlet you should
never run out of fuel. If you do then you are not supplying enough volume
to the inlets IMHO. :-)

Big blocks need a minimum of 3/8" brake line from tank to carb and engines
run at higher rpms will need 1/2" line and dragsters may even need two
lines, it's all relative to the use you put it to.

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> doesn't lay down until it runs out of gas. I let off and let it catch
> up, then go again. It just seems that the way it runs that
> it's running
> out of fuel, but I'm open to suggestions. I've had a '70
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 11:24:24 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Problem with new master cylinder?

>When I bench bled the cylinder I got lots of flow from the rear cylinder
>(the one in the front) and very little from the front one. I checked my
>old one and the flow seems to be about the same from each. I have never
>had one apart so I have difficulty picturing what is in there.
>
>Anyone got an idea what might be wrong? What has me baffled is that
>fluid comes out when you bleed the brakes. I took it down and got
>them pressure bled and with 15 or 20psi on the reservoir he couldn't
>get the fronts to bleed and had to resort to pumping the pedal. After
>all this the brakes are the same.
>
Since you are having such different flows from the master cylinder, and
what I've read says that the discs will actually need more than the drums,
then I'd say the cylinder is the problem. If you notice how the next one
bleeds and its the same way, then I'd start looking elsewhere ...


>Oh, I should mention the only other difference is I installed a disk
>brake proportioning valve (it has disk brakes) from a '79 F-150.
>The master cylinder is one for '79 as well. The one I took off is
>for a '76.
>
Hmmm...did brake sizes change at all? That's the only reason I can think
of that the proportioning valve would need any changes made to it ... part
numbers should tell you if there are any differences I would think ..


>I wonder if it may have been a bad idea to take brake parts from a
>truck that had the front end destroyed in a crash. :)
>
Hmmmm.... :)


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 11:27:35 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Radiator/fan question

>On a related topic, now that I'm thinking of switching from the OEM 2-core
unit
>to a 4-core radiator, is it worth getting a lightweight flex fan?

The only beef I have with the flex fans is that they are so loud at idle
... I know it helps them move air, but just seems like you should hear the
engine not the fan ...

My messed up view and :
Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 11:35:46 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - holley carb loading up

>Hi, I've got a 780 Holley on my 460. What causes a carb to load up at idle?

Any number of things, if its running too rich on the idle mixture it will
load up, also a sticky needle will do that (as I found out the hard way)
... on mine the rear needle had something caught between it and the seat,
this would hold it open and gas would spill out of it and down into the
secondaries, where it would eventually flood into the rear ports on the
intake ... you could hear it just after it died , sounded like oil running
into the oil pan, only a higher pitch ... pulled the air cleaner and you
could see it ...


>Sometimes if I let it idle it loads up and starts chugging. To fix it I
>just rev it up to about 1500 rpm for a couple seconds to get all the gas
>out. I modified the carb with all the offroad goodies such as spring loaded
>needles and seats, whistle vents, and I've got a piece of fuel line
>connecting the two float bowl vents. It also likes to flood out every once
>in a while when it get bouncy offroading. I put a new stock fuel pump on it
>a couple weeks ago. Is it possible there is too much fuel pressure, even
>with a stock pump? Thanks in advance for any tips, I've got a big wheeling
>trip planned this weekend and I'm hoping I don't have lots of flooding
>problems.
>
With all the flooding problems, I'd check the mixtures and the choke to be
sure you're not running rich ... also with the work you've done on the
carb, were you exceptionally careful to keep all the gasket material stuff
out of the bowl ? The carb I had was a re-man directly from Holley and it
had something in it, if they can't get it right it must be kinda tricky ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 11:35:46 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - holley carb loading up

>Hi, I've got a 780 Holley on my 460. What causes a carb to load up at idle?

Any number of things, if its running too rich on the idle mixture it will
load up, also a sticky needle will do that (as I found out the hard way)
... on mine the rear needle had something caught between it and the seat,
this would hold it open and gas would spill out of it and down into the
secondaries, where it would eventually flood into the rear ports on the
intake ... you could hear it just after it died , sounded like oil running
into the oil pan, only a higher pitch ... pulled the air cleaner and you
could see it ...


>Sometimes if I let it idle it loads up and starts chugging. To fix it I
>just rev it up to about 1500 rpm for a couple seconds to get all the gas
>out. I modified the carb with all the offroad goodies such as spring loaded
>needles and seats, whistle vents, and I've got a piece of fuel line
>connecting the two float bowl vents. It also likes to flood out every once
>in a while when it get bouncy offroading. I put a new stock fuel pump on it
>a couple weeks ago. Is it possible there is too much fuel pressure, even
>with a stock pump? Thanks in advance for any tips, I've got a big wheeling
>trip planned this weekend and I'm hoping I don't have lots of flooding
>problems.
>
With all the flooding problems, I'd check the mixtures and the choke to be
sure you're not running rich ... also with the work you've done on the
carb, were you exceptionally careful to keep all the gasket material stuff
out of the bowl ? The carb I had was a re-man directly from Holley and it
had something in it, if they can't get it right it must be kinda tricky ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 09:50:29 -0700
From: "Brandt, Chris"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - RE:insurance for F100

I had my insurance agent out on Saturday morning to take a few
pictures of the boat, (required by the underwriter for some reason...). The
boat was behind my 78 F250. This is one of the nicest 78's around, bought
new by my dad, Black on Black Lariat, most of the options..... We got in a
conversation about values of the boat, vs year and condition and such.... I
steered the convesation towards the truck. The agent looked at it pretty
closely and then took a few pictures for the file, "Just in Case..." I have
a standard ( not "valued" ) package on all the vehicles. The policy covers
replacement cost, and is very case specific. I have turned down 10K for this
truck on several ocasions (It is THAT nice...) and would get close to that
from insurance ( My agents words...)

I guess the moral of the story is pick a good company ( I use
Farmers...), find a good service oriented agent ( my guy came over on
Saturday morning because I wanted to get the boat on the water that
afternoon...) and stick with them. I check rates once a year or so and find
the reputable guys to be more than competive with some of the fly by
nighters. And by all means TAKE SOME PICTURES, have them take pictures, take
your own pictures in front of the agents office, get the sign in the
background, have SWIMBO snap a shot or two of you dropping in the $4000
motor. Do all this before you have a problem. If you can prove values they
will pay....

I am speaking from experience.....

Chris

snip

>
> questions about theft coverage. They said I would be covered for
> "market
> value". I asked how I could find out what they would consider "market
> value" on my truck and they said I can't.
>
> Seeing as I have about $7K into this truck so far I would be very
> dissapointed to recieve a check for $2K after losing my truck.>>
>
>
>
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 09:34:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tony Dixon
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Sorry Tony ....

Which stile of stock rear bumper do you need?
the pre '80, or a newer stile. Let me know because I
have an excelant condition crome rear bumper off of a
'81 F150 if that will work for you.
The bumper has been setting since I put my AG bumper
on the truck, so I will sell it fairly cheep.

Texas
'72 F250 Custom 4x4 (Iowa Mud Toy)
'72 F250 Sport Custom 4x2 (Work truck)
and many more but these are the only fords in the
'70's I own.
_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 13:51:11 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Problem with new master cylinder?

Sounds like these are both used parts? If so the proportioning valve may be
the sponge problem but the flow problem is the MC. There is no physical
reason for them to flow differently if you block one at a time. If you
bleed with both open there may be some difference between them at the
beginning of the stroke due to the spring between the two sections and no
resistance to compress the spring but if you block them, one at a time you
should see plenty of flow and even with both open when you fully compress
the spring the other piston has to move so you will see flow then. If not
you need to replace the MC.

Proportioning valve is $106 from ford plus tax and well worth the effort if
you have spongy brakes with disk fronts. It contains a "residual" valve
which is absolutely necessary for proper brake operation. Make sure you get
the lines to the correct ports too or it won't work properly.

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78 Bronco, Gary
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> Oh, I should mention the only other difference is I installed a disk
> brake proportioning valve (it has disk brakes) from a '79 F-150.
> The master cylinder is one for '79 as well. The one I took off is
> for a '76.
>
> I wonder if it may have been a bad idea to take brake parts from a
> truck that had the front end destroyed in a crash. :)
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 13:00:58 -0500
From: "Nate Doelling"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Need It Soon

Thanks for getting back so soon John! Mine was assembled in Kansas City as
well! I need the Ignition Timing setting, the Timing RPM, the Choke Setting,
the Fast idle settings, The curb idle w/ and w/o AC, The TSP off setting w/
amd w/o AC, and the adjustment procedure notes on the right hand side.
My VIN is F15HKFC8174. How close is yours to that out of curiousity? Does
yours say catalyst on it? Thanks again!
Nate

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-61-79-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of John LaGrone
> Sent: Monday, May 24, 1999 10:17 AM
> To: -FordTruckDigest
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Need It Soon
>
>
> >>Hello again all!
> I am in desperate need for the complete information from the
> tune-up/emissions control decal for the 1979 F150 351M 4x2 automatic. Mine
> was gone when I bought the truck. Can anyone find this for me??? Thanks!
>
> Nate
>
> Nate, send me what you specifically need off the underhood sticker and I
> will see if it is still readable on mine. Understand that in the
> smog years
> everything is not identical the whole model year. My truck is a
> 79 F150 351M
> automatic and air 4x2 assembled in Kansas City. I think the build date is
> late in the 79 model year, I'll have to go look that up. My truck is NOT
> California certified, just federal.
>
> -- John
> jlagrone ford-trucks.com
> 1979 F150 Custom LWB Regular Cab 351M C6 (Henry)
> http//www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
> Dearborn iron rules!!!!
>
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 14:24:38 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Gary's back!!!

Not sure If I mentioned my new blasting cabinet I got from Northern
Hydraulic? It's 36x24x24 and made of abs or some other kind of plastic.
Not the metal, hd cabinet I thought it was but for $275 I don't guess I
should have expected that either :-) Works great with coarse sand but uses
about 14 cfm under full power with the largest nozzle.

I also got a free 10' satelite dish with all accessories........oooooops!
:-) No truck content but it is a new toy (Ok, you said tool, whats the
differnce?) :-)

Glad to hear you are getting your home back in shape :-) Insurance never
covers all the losses and some things just can't be replaced :-(

- --
Michigan, Pot Hole Jumping,
78 Bronco, Gary
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.thewowfactor.com/bigbroncos/detail.cfm?detailid=167
- --

> You have been missed my friend. It's good to see your back. Have you
> gotten any new tools? As long as you've gone, there should be. :]
>
> I'm not dead so it can get worse. It took 5 months for Farmers to give
> the OK for the work to start. I'd be mad at them for taking
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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 17:00:43 -0700
From: "Danger"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Radiator/fan question

Dave R wrote...

> I have found what seems to be a good deal on a 4-core unit made
> by an outfit called GDI. Has anyone ever heard of this GDI company? The
parts
> house offers a "lifetime" guarantee on it (but I'm on my third "lifetime"
fuel
> pump and second "lifetime" water pump, so who knows?).
>
............

You'll probably be very happy with a 4 core radiator from GDI

I've been using a "43 6002" (which replaces 43 3433) 4 core "Ready-Rad
HeatBuster" from GDI (Go/Dan Industries) in my 69 F250 for the last year,
and I've just bought a second one ($308.40 with tax) for my other 69 F250.
If you have an automatic trans, you will want to remove the fittings (for
oil cooler) from the old radiator and install them into the new one which is
shipped with removable plugs.


Danger
danger csolutions.net



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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 17:30:49 -0700
From: "Danger"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - holley carb loading up

>
> I modified the carb with all the offroad goodies such as spring loaded
> needles and seats, whistle vents, and I've got a piece of fuel line
> connecting the two float bowl vents. It also likes to flood out every
once
> in a while when it get bouncy offroading
>
.........

I don't think you should have a piece of fuel line connecting the two float
bowl vents. It seems like a slosh tube or snorkel tube (looks like the
letter "J") which vents the bowl and aims any spilt fuel (from bouncing)
into the venturi would be a good idea. Holleys for marine use have these
types of float bowl vent tubes.


Danger



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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 17:00:34 -0700
From: jefro netscape.com (Jeffrey Osier-Mixon)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Body mounts?

Anyone have any experience replacing body mounts? The front ones are
rusted through and the back ones have no bolts (and are rusty). Kinda
creepy; I wonder if a minor frontal collison would cause me and the cab
to sail forthwith, Warner Bros-like.

This is for a '68 F100. Any help is appreciated!


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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 21:37:20 -0400
From: "Ted & Sarah Freeman"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Radiator/fan question

Have you got an address and phone number for these people?

Thanks,

- -Ted

>
> You'll probably be very happy with a 4 core radiator from GDI
>
> I've been using a "43 6002" (which replaces 43 3433) 4 core
"Ready-Rad
> HeatBuster" from GDI (Go/Dan Industries) in my 69 F250 for the last year,
> and I've just bought a second one ($308.40 with tax) for my other 69
F250.
> If you have an automatic trans, you will want to remove the fittings (for
> oil cooler) from the old radiator and install them into the new one which
is
> shipped with removable plugs.
>
>
> Danger
> danger csolutions.net

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 19:01:26 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Body mounts?

Thanks for your message at 05:00 PM 5/24/99 -0700, Jeffrey Osier-Mixon.
Your message was:
>Anyone have any experience replacing body mounts? The front ones are
>rusted through and the back ones have no bolts (and are rusty). Kinda
>creepy; I wonder if a minor frontal collison would cause me and the cab
>to sail forthwith, Warner Bros-like.

Basic physics--inertia would keep your cab moving if there is nothing to
hold it down. You do have an engine, radiator, steering assembly, etc. to
stop you, but that doesn't sound like much fun...I think I would be more
worried about cornering too fast, though. I once had a '51 that would tilt
on fast corners, but that was in my younger days...


Dennis Pearson in Kennewick, WA

1962 Unibody, short box, big window--351C....


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