61-79-list-digest Tuesday, May 25 1999 Volume 03 : Number 176



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - Radiator/fan question
FTE 61-79 - catalytic converter
Re: FTE 61-79 - Sreering box
Re: FTE 61-79 - '66 F100 Project
Re: FTE 61-79 - engine oil in the coolant FT391
FTE 61-79 - Flex Fan
Re: FTE 61-79 - Problem with new master cylinder?

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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 20:10:20 -0700
From: "Danger"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Radiator/fan question

>
> Have you got an address and phone number for these people?
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Ted
............

The page at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.godan.com/home.html should provide you with the links
to the info requested about GDI (Go/Dan Industries), and the ReadyRad line
of radiators including the 4 core HeatBuster.

Danger
danger csolutions.net



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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 22:48:37 -0500
From: "Ted Stringfellow"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - catalytic converter

I have a 1978 F150 king cab with 351M engine that needs exhaust work and has
no catalytic converter.

What year did Ford start using catalytic converters on their trucks? I've
heard that in 77-79 there was a mix of Fords that did or did not have
catalytic converters..




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Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 21:01:38 -0700
From: sgsiron augustine.gci.net
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Sreering box

>From everything I know about Ford trucks, well Ford Vehicles in general is that
they use the same steering box. You should be good in using the same steering box.
I changed out a steering box on 87 Ford F-150 with a steering from a 92 Ford
Ranger. Good luck with the truck. I am trying to restore a 70 Ford F-100 and
lookimg for some good website know of any good ones?

Scott, from Anchorage AK

am14 daimlerchrysler.com wrote:

> 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: Tue, 25 May 1999 01:39:33 EDT
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - '66 F100 Project

In a message dated 5/23/99 10:19:20 PM Pacific Daylight Time, kathym cio.net
writes:


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? >>

I can give you a little bit of information concerning the carburetor from the
numbers you have given. The C4AF is the prefix to the part number 9510 for
Ford carburetors, and the R is the suffix. On the next line the A is the
design change, A is obviously early on. The 3 is for 1963, L is for
November, and C is for the 3rd week in November. You can take the prefix and
suffix to someone with a parts book and they can tell what it is designed to
work on. So far I guess all you know is the original assembly date. I my
opinion I would use your Q-Jet with an adapter plate. Also, the hot tank
will probably not remove all of the rust, but it might remove the carbon
build up, if any, in carb heater ports. Good Luck
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 01:57:47 EDT
From: Rollie H Hunt
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - engine oil in the coolant FT391

On Mon, 24 May 1999 08:23:05 EDT TBeeee aol.com writes:
>In a message dated 5/24/99 4:50:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>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.
What is done to fix this problem ? I want to fix this right the first
time !
Rollie .

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 01:05:03 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Flex Fan

"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."

Remember a flex fan flattens as RPMs rise.If you are going 4 MPH in low
range and turning 2000 RPM the fan is flat and not pulling in much air.
Ditto for towing at 40 MPH at 3500 RPM.I took mine off and went with
a 7 blade fan with clutch.Truck runs much cooler when towing and
wheelin'.Stay away from cheapo aftermarket fan clutches.If you don't
tow or four wheel a flex fan would probably be alright tho.
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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 09:22:23 +0200
From: "Bill Brox"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Problem with new master cylinder?

I wonder, if the master cylinder is installed, and the rod from the brake
pedal is not adjusted properly, maybe this could happen. But if the
mastercylinder is out of the car, just that, and you try to push in the
pistons and the two chambers pump out different amounts of brake fluid the
mastercylinder needs to be replaced.
It is not normal that new things are faulty, but it happens. I had to fix
my float in a brand new Holley carb. because it had a leak and was filled
with gas. So, it happens.

Bill



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> From: draco pacifier.com
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Cc: draco pacifier.com
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Problem with new master cylinder?
> Date: 24. mai 1999 16:55
>
> 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
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacifier.com/~draco
> --
> '74 F-100 4X4
> '74 F-250 Supercab
>
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