61-79-list-digest Thursday, February 4 1999 Volume 03 : Number 038



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In this issue:

RE: FTE 61-79 - needs more gas????
FTE 61-79 - Clunk
FTE 61-79 - Accelerator pump
FTE 61-79 - Factory Installed 460's
FTE 61-79 - The Ongoing Synthorphisis
FTE 61-79 - V10 vs 460
FTE 61-79 - Re: Exhaust manifold/Header gaskets
FTE 61-79 - vibration
FTE 61-79 - vibration
FTE 61-79 - 460 vs. V10
FTE 61-79 - Re:vacuum diagrams
Re: FTE 61-79 - Accelerator pump
Re: FTE 61-79 - Accelerator pump
FTE 61-79 - Re: Torque??
Re: FTE 61-79 - Vibration
FTE 61-79 - Re: Moddin' the Block for Oilin'
FTE 61-79 - Question on torque convertors
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Moddin' the Block for Oilin'
Re: FTE 61-79 - Question on torque convertors
FTE 61-79 - Off Subject, Chev
FTE 61-79 - turn signal cam
Re: FTE 61-79 - Off Subject, Chev
Re: FTE 61-79 - vibration
Re: FTE 61-79 - Question on torque convertors
Re: FTE 61-79 - 1,000,000 Served and Counting
Re: FTE 61-79 - 1,000,000 Served and Counting
FTE 61-79 - Suspension
FTE 61-79 - inside of cab painted today!
FTE 61-79 - vibration
Re: FTE 61-79 - Off Subject, Chev
Re: FTE 61-79 - turn signal cam
FTE 61-79 - helping my dad
FTE 61-79 - Holley carb help and accelerator pumps
FTE 61-79 - FE's, My Favorite Subject
FTE 61-79 - 62` unibody??
FTE 61-79 - Displacement
FTE 61-79 - Super Duty's, '65's and a Stogie
Re: FTE 61-79 - turn signal cam
Re: FTE 61-79 - Suspension

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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 06:09:21 -0500
From: "Ken Schneider"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - needs more gas????

Check to see if the spring is still in there, makes a big difference.

Trust me on this one, it will work for a year, and then it will quit when
you least expect it, in my case, when I dropped the motor back in the truck
after the rebuild (grrr...).

Ken Schneider 68 F100

>How can I tell if its the accel. pump I took the cover off and looked
>at the diaphram today but nothing obviously wrong. (But this is the
>first carb. I have owned)


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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 08:55:12 -0500
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Clunk

Bruce writes: >>Now you guys have me worried...I have some play in my
driveshaft, about
an inch and if you crank the shaft over hard with your hand it makes a
clunk in differential. Only makes noise once in a while and only when
starting from a standstill. There is no noise when accelerating or
stopping. The u-joints and hanger bearings are all 4-5 months old. Is
this normal operating noise or should i pull apart the diff? And if yes
what am I looking to replace?

Normal wear, Bruce. Probably wont last over a couple of hundred thousands of
miles yet. Seriously, all rearends that have any miles to speak of on them have
some rotational slack. Nothing to be concerned about until you get excessive
noise and/or vibration. A small clunk here and there in a 25/30 year old truck
is in my opinion is nothing to be overly concerned about.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 09:11:41 -0500
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Accelerator pump

Kirk Baillie writes: >>How can I tell if its the accel. pump I took the cover
off and looked
at the diaphram today but nothing obviously wrong. (But this is the
first carb. I have owned)

With the ignition off - remove the air cleaner from the carb. - position
yourself so you can see straight down into the venturi ( you may have to hold
the choke plate open if the vehicle is cold) and work the accelerator from
closed to open. You should get two very solid steams of raw gas from some very
small tubes on one side (front usually) that empty gas(squirt) into the
venturi. If the streams are somewhat weak, or have what seems like air mixed in
with them, then your accelerator pump is not functioning properly and needs
replacing.

Hope this helps.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 08:19:29 -0600
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Factory Installed 460's

>>Anyway I'll step off my soap box now ... but you should really give them a
>>shot, just take one for a test drive sometime ...

I have driven them. I have examined the under hood configurations. I have
read numerous magazine reviews. I have talked with people that own them.
The parking lot is full of all sorts of late model cars and trucks of
various makes that belong to my co-workers.

I wouldn't trade my 79 F150 for any five of them if I got to take my pick.
Make that ten of them. Make that ALL of them!!!!

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. For 45 years I have been in the
minority most of the time. That's OK by me. If I spend $20k for a vehicle,
it's going to be unique in some fashion, not a clone that will be worth
$500 in 5 years. (Take deep breaths....count to ten.....calm down......)
Sorry to blow my top. There are several areas of automotive history that
really steam me. 1.) Emissions 2.) Freon 12 3.) the price of new cars 4.)
plastic 5.) aluminum 6.) the false notion that American cars are junk and
Europe and Japan are masters of automotive engineering.

(The smoke on the horizon will disperse soon.)


- -John

jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!!!


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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 08:53:15 -0600
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - The Ongoing Synthorphisis

Stu wrote:
>>My 89 Grand Marquis used to scare the crap out of me becasue the air pump
for the rear air shocks sounded like
a valve train that chattered without end at idle, could it be something
similar to this in your Towncar??

Could be Stu. I've been told that it is the emissions pump making all the
racket. I'm used to it by now so it doesn't worry me. I have to air up my
rear shocks manually as my Towncar is one of the low lines and had regular
shocks all of the way around from the factory. It used to bottom really bad
when I put all of my bowling balls in the trunk.


- -John

jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!!!


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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 09:08:23 -0600
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - V10 vs 460

I don't know what the displacement on the V10 is, but someone stated
earlier that it was 6 litres. 6 litres is 368 cubic inches. Cadillac ran a
6 litre V8 for several years in the early 80's. Before that they had a 7
litre V8. 7 litres is 425 cubic inches. Before that they had an 8.2 litre
V8. 8.2 litres is 500 cubic inches. I've never heard it mentioned on this
list, but I was under the impression that Ford put a 490 in Lincolns for
some years in the early 70's. I have come to the conclusion that this was a
wrong impression.

BTW, there is a lot more to engine performance than displacement, as most
of us already know.


- -John

jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!!!


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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 07:32:14 -0800 (PST)
From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Exhaust manifold/Header gaskets

"Steven Salas" wrote:
> Now for the bad news, they run about $30-40 a set.

> The Felpro gasket for the vertical bolt pattern FE head is
> part #1442

I've had good results using Fel-Pro #1442 gaskets. I was told
they are made of sintered metal.

I bought a set at a local part store for $25 but have recently
noticed they are listed in the Summit catalog for about $16.

Mark in Southwest Washington
- --
'74 F-100 4X4
'74 F-250 Supercab
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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 09:36:07 -0600
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - vibration

>>Be sure not to apply the brakes while the drum is off......... You know what
will happen if you do - right... Stop the rotation while the drum is off by
turning the ignition off and let it coast to a stop.

Azie

As usual, Azie is right. Of course applying the brakes while the drum is
off and the other rear wheel is blocked won't do anything but shoot pieces
of your brake system all over the place.


- -John

jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!!!


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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 09:45:28 -0600
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - vibration

A long shot just occurred to me. I have heard of the bolts that hold the
torque converter to the flywheel coming loose and causing a clunk and weird
vibrations. This may be worth checking if all else has been checked.


- -John

jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!!!


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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 10:13:43 -0800
From: M Jones
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 460 vs. V10

There's a lot of conversation about the new V10. If you haven't driven one, you
really ought to give it a shot. We drove several before we bought our Expedition.
I wanted a F250 CC with the V10, but my wife wanted an Expedition, guess who won?
The V10 is pretty amazing. It's smooth and quiet and pulls HARD! If you ever get
the opportunity take one for a spin.

M Jones
98 Expedition 5.4
97 F150 5.4
89 Mustang 5.0 Convertible
77 F150 460
46 Ford PU

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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 09:51:57 -0700
From: John & Iva McKay
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re:vacuum diagrams

Greetings All,

My '67 F-100 with the new 360 is finally running smooth !
Took it to a shop and they had it figured out in no time.
Two push rods and lifter later (plus $125 less in my wallet)
and we're cruising' ! Thanks for all the help from this group.

I've gotten a couple requests for wiring/vacuum diagrams.
As I collect them I'll put them on my web page for download
until I run out of room. Currently on my site:

79302vac.zip - 4 gifs 1.3MB
77302vac.zip - 9 gifs 661KB
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John L. McKay
Mesa, Arizona
'67 F-100 Custom Cab 360
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Email: djspaints earthlink.net
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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 23:19:42 -0600
From: Kirk Baillie
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Accelerator pump

am14 daimlerchrysler.com wrote:
You should get two very solid steams of raw gas from some very
> small tubes on one side (front usually) that empty gas(squirt) into the
> venturi. If the streams are somewhat weak, or have what seems like air mixed in
> with them, then your accelerator pump is not functioning properly and needs
> replacing.

If the accel. pump is bad would this only affect priming at start up or
would this also affect driving opperation also. The reason why I ask is
that it drives fine (not starving for gas), only starving at start up.
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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 11:34:39 -0800 (PST)
From: Pat Brown
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Accelerator pump

Kirk writes:
> Azie wrote:
> > You should get two very solid steams of raw gas from some very
> > small tubes on one side (front usually) that empty gas(squirt)
> > into the venturi. If the streams are somewhat weak, or have what
> > seems like air mixed in with them, then your accelerator pump is
> > not functioning properly and needs replacing.
>
> If the accel. pump is bad would this only affect priming at start up or
> would this also affect driving opperation also. The reason why I ask is
> that it drives fine (not starving for gas), only starving at start up.

A slow leak in the diaghram or valve can empty the pump after a few
hours, affecting only the start. I ruptered diaphram will affect
normal driving, with a bad stumble / stall when opening the throttle.
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Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California
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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 12:00:29 -0800
From: Vogt Family
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Torque??

On Tue, 2 Feb 1999, "sam weatherby" wrote:
> Subject: FTE 61-79 -
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> >bearings, 16 cyls, Average was about 1475 HP.
>
>
> What kind of torque did those make?
> Deisel = Torque it seems...

Over 5000 lb/ft if my calculations are correct. 1475 hp 1500 rpm
(fast turning for such a large motor)

Birken
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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 15:50:28 -0500
From: j arnold
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Vibration

Well, i only run premium gas (don't even buy gas that is 92 octane...has to
be 93. Probably a mental block there about 92, but just to be safe)
because i am running 10.5:1 compression. Could it be that even 93 octane
isn't enough? Should i start using additives? that can get expensive
pretty quick. Could be the solonoid, as my dad's carb just went out after
only 5 months of easy usage. my carb is about a month newer, but the same
thing so i may be looking at a new carb in the next 30 days :(

- -Bud
'79 F-250 429 Police Interceptor, T-18
'76 F-100 302, 3-speed (For Sale)

At 09:32 PM 2/2/99 MST, you wrote:
>I have a 79 bronco w/ a 400M and it diesels (keeps on runnin after
>ignition is off) only when i put cheap gas in it. But i heard that it
>can be caused by the solenoid on the carb(sticking)???
> Concerning the driveline flex, have you checked your engine and
>tranny mounts? They could be shot. The bolts on my transfer case mount
>came loose a few months ago and it caused noise in my driveline, also
>killed my rear cv joint. Check for axle wrap too.
>Just my thoughts.(quite a few)
>AZ Eric
>'79 Bronco custom, 400M/t18/np205, 196,00 miles :o)
>
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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 13:58:47 -0800
From: Marv Miller
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Moddin' the Block for Oilin'

Azie wrote, in part, about modifying an FE's oil system:

> Seems like we started at the filter adaptor with 1/2" holes

And this is the most important mod of them all. This restriction,
just as the oil trys to
get into the block from the filter adapter, is way too small in its
stock form. Everything
else is just gravy. Be SURE to open up this hole to a half inch.
Yea, a high-volume pump
wouldn't hurt, either. And then make up some rocker restrictors.
They keep the pressure
in the bottom end. The rockers get a bunch more oil than what they
need, anyway. Oiling
problems? WHAT oiling problems? Oh yeah, one more thing. Be sure to
do these mods just
before the block goes out to the hot tank. You sure don't need those
nasty metal chips
floating around through the system. Then you'll wish you just had
oiling problems. After
you've reassembled the engine, be sure to pre-prime the system. Make
sure that the rocker
shafts are dripping oil before you start the engine the first time.

- -Marv-
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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 16:59:40 -0500
From: shoman p3.net
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Question on torque convertors

Hey group,

Can anybody tell me if there us a difference in a C-6 tranny
torque conv. in a 2wd truck compared to a 4x4 truck??or are they
the same units?????
Joe
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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 17:15:43 EST
From: My427Stang aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Moddin' the Block for Oilin'

My sentiments exactly on the mods, the 1/2 inch passage is the number one
trick, only addition I would make, is using the filter mounting plate gasket,
chamfer or blend the holes a bit on the outside of the block in the direction
of the gasket. No use making the oil take a sharp corner. This is a 5 minute
job with a die grinder, or even a dremel tool
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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 17:17:19 EST
From: My427Stang aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Question on torque convertors

There may be minor differences in stall speed, but not enough to make a
difference I would think. Thats just a seat of the pants guess, but I never
ran into any torque converter issues with junkyard ones being different
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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 19:24:24 -0500
From: j arnold
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Off Subject, Chev

I appoligize to all but I'm at wits end. My Uncle Bill has a Chevy pick-up
he ask for my help with and I can't find anything. Does anybody know of a
forum something like this for those poor misguided individuals sporting
bow-ties? Please reply directly and not on list. I'm sorry again for
bringing this subject here.


Bud
Son of Stoney

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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 17:37:07 -0700
From: Drew Beatty
Subject: FTE 61-79 - turn signal cam

Hello list. I broke the return cam on my turn signal switch today. I see
that Mac's offers a repair kit for this. Has anybody used this? Is the job
a PITA?? Should I just splurge and get the whole switch, wires and all??

I'm just looking for some input before I order stuff.


Thanks for any help

Drew Beatty
dcbeatty rmi.net

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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 19:54:39 -0500 (EST)
From: Tony Marino
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Off Subject, Chev

Oh man..... Now you did it..... YOU'RE GONNA GET FLAMED!!!!!! 8-)

Tony


> I appoligize to all but I'm at wits end. My Uncle Bill has a Chevy pick-up
> he ask for my help with and I can't find anything. Does anybody know of a
> forum something like this for those poor misguided individuals sporting
> bow-ties? Please reply directly and not on list. I'm sorry again for
> bringing this subject here.
>
>
> Bud
> Son of Stoney
>
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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 20:26:05 -0500
From: "Phil"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - vibration

>A long shot just occurred to me. I have heard of the bolts that hold the
>torque converter to the flywheel coming loose and causing a clunk and weird
>vibrations. This may be worth checking if all else has been checked.


That happened to my 79, it did vibrate and at idle it sounded like a rod was
going to come out of the block. If that was your problem, you would
definitely hear it.

Phil Beattie
66 F100 390 C6
66 F100 (no drivetrain)
79 F250 4x4 400

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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 17:37:21 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Question on torque convertors

No difference. Torque converters are rated by stall speed and transmission
type. The only difference between a 2X and 4X (married xfer case) is the
length of the output shaft.

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Date: Wednesday, February 03, 1999 2:02 PM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Question on torque convertors


>Hey group,
>
>Can anybody tell me if there us a difference in a C-6 tranny
>torque conv. in a 2wd truck compared to a 4x4 truck??or are they
>the same units?????
>Joe


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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 21:25:04 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 1,000,000 Served and Counting

At 11:47 PM 2/2/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Way to go!
>
>This really is the best site on the net!
>

Aw shucks, I'm blushing now! I can think of some
sites I would nominate for best, and strangely,
none of them is an automotive site. For some
great "Yo' Momma" jokes, check out www.pimpdaddy.com.

Hmmmmm.... maybe we can set up a readers favorites
section on the web site, devoted to your favorite
sites.

Ken

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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 19:12:54 -0800
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 1,000,000 Served and Counting

Thanks for your message at 09:25 PM 2/3/99 -0500, Ken Payne. Your message was:
>
>Hmmmmm.... maybe we can set up a readers favorites
>section on the web site, devoted to your favorite
>sites.
Good idea! Automotive only? I hope not. I'm sure we all have lives
beyond our first lives "Ford Truck Lives."
On the other hand, do we wanna go there? You there, Deacon?


Dennis L. Pearson

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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 22:24:35 -0500
From: "Brook and Katie Bearden"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Suspension

I have a 61 Ford truck with the unibody. I was wondering if you have
ever heard of how to get that straight axle how to ride any smoother and how
to adapt power steering to it. I have thought about mounting a rack and
pinion parallel with the frame and just using one end to drive steering arm.
Have you got better suggestions. The only production power steering boxes
for straight axles were on the 2 ton trucks and those boxes are to big. I
thought about putting IFS on the front but all of those kits lower the truck
and I do not want that. ANyways just wanted to see if any one else had
thought about this.
Thanks
Brook


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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 21:29:40 -0600
From: Stu Varner
Subject: FTE 61-79 - inside of cab painted today!

At 07:54 PM 2/3/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Oh man..... Now you did it..... YOU'RE GONNA GET FLAMED!!!!!! 8-)
>
>Tony
>
>
>> I appoligize to all but I'm at wits end. My Uncle Bill has a Chevy pick-up
>> he ask for my help with and I can't find anything. Does anybody know of a
>> forum something like this for those poor misguided individuals sporting
>> bow-ties? Please reply directly and not on list. I'm sorry again for
>> bringing this subject here.
>>
>>
>> Bud
>> Son of Stoney

I ain't gonna say a word!!! But, There is a place called Hiroshima and
another called Nagasaki......

try here http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pscico.com/stu

and scroll to the bottom of the page
Everything he needs would be there!

FTE content: Got the inside of the cab painted today. It is going to look
awesome. He hit it with 5 coats
of PPG Delstar Acrylic enamel!! I am pretty pumped about it. Sorry, I
had a reason to respond tonight. Anyway,
Rudy, my painter, feels like in 2 weeks I ought to have a freshly painted
truck in my shop ready for assembly!!

I may make Pigeon Forge 99 yet!!!

Stu (IA)
Nuke GM!
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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 22:35:40 -0500
From: "Ken Schneider"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - vibration

That is true, that happened on my Dad's GTO way back when...Straight 6 and a
2 speed. He always said it was a real dog.

Ken Schneider
coolestdude usa.net
68 F100 Ranger


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>From:John LaGrone [SMTP:jlagrone ford-trucks.com]
>Sent:Wednesday, February 03, 1999 10:45 AM
>To:Ford Trucks 61-79
>Subject:FTE 61-79 - vibration
>
>A long shot just occurred to me. I have heard of the bolts that hold the
>torque converter to the flywheel coming loose and causing a clunk and weird
>vibrations. This may be worth checking if all else has been checked.
>
>
>-John

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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 22:48:16 -0500
From: j arnold
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Off Subject, Chev

Aw, now this wasn't right at all. Sorry list, but my pap doesn't want to
get flamed himself, so he put this message on using my name while I was at
school today! Just wasn't cool, me and him gonna have a few words! Sorry
again.

- -Bud
'79 F-250 429 Police Interceptor, T-18
'76 F-100 302, 3-speed


At 07:54 PM 2/3/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Oh man..... Now you did it..... YOU'RE GONNA GET FLAMED!!!!!! 8-)
>
>Tony
>
>
>> I appoligize to all but I'm at wits end. My Uncle Bill has a Chevy pick-up
>> he ask for my help with and I can't find anything. Does anybody know of a
>> forum something like this for those poor misguided individuals sporting
>> bow-ties? Please reply directly and not on list. I'm sorry again for
>> bringing this subject here.
>>
>>
>> Bud
>> Son of Stoney
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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 20:59:07 -0800
From: Tim Bowman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - turn signal cam

Drew:

You didn't mention what year truck, but I have an aftermarket turn
signal cam waiting to be put in my 71 F100. I've done it before on a
D*d*e and it wasn't difficult. Just disconnect the battery, pull the
steering wheel and then the cam assembly. Locate the correct wire and
match them to the new cam, splice (I recommend soldering), reinstall
everything (testing before tightening down everything), and you're
done.
Tim Bowman
Burien, WA
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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 00:23:51 +0000
From: "MARK DAVIES"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - helping my dad

My dad has a old 76 ford skidsteer(bobcat) it has a 30 hp air cooled
wisconsin engine it recently developed a clunking soun after its ran
for awhile and hot, does anyone know where i can find parts for this
machine engine is tired so rebuild stuff and needs bucket pins and
seals etc. any info,litature,sources,or links would be gratly
appreciated..
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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 00:39:10 +0000
From: "MARK DAVIES"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Holley carb help and accelerator pumps

2 questions 3 vacume fittings back big one is pcv front of carb
primary fuel bowl has vacume fitting threaded into it is this one for
my vac advance or is bottom fiting near base for vac advance whidh is
which one is for a constant vac source am i right? one more quick
question i am in the process of rebuilding a 4160 600cfm vac
secondaries and i threaded the idle jets out of each side without
counting the number of turns what is a good starting point when i
put it back together 1.5 turns or what? and how do i set these after
its running again...ALSO someone posted something about accelerator
pumps and hard starting a bad pump will also be really noticable
when you accelerate hard youll have a bad bog then the car will take
off and go..
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Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 00:45:16 -0600
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - FE's, My Favorite Subject

The best thing I've found to keep a bottom end together is to avoid
high-rpm deccelleration. You could have 100 lbs of oil pressure, but if
you are running anything that's short of overkill in the bottom end
you'll break it when you bring it down. That applies to any type engine
I've raced.

Drilling out the main oil passage from the oil filter adapter to 1/2
inch on an low-po FE (it's only 3/8 inch stock) does away with a major
restriction, but you have to have a good pump (Melling is a great one,
or used to be) to go with it. The rocker oil passage restrictors are
good too, but if you drive it on the street, don't go overboard and get
them too small. .100 inch is plenty small for a stock type valvetrain,
you may could go a little smaller with a well designed roller setup.

A company named Pro Stock Engineering used to make lifter oil-galley
sleeves to size down the lifter oil passages, and cross-bolt main caps
that oiled the mains through passages in the cross-bolts. I never
really thought it was necessary to go to all this with most FE's since
they were usually doing all they needed to at 6500 rpms anyway, unless
you had some special breathing parts. I've seen sheet-metal intaked
tunnel-ports doing over 9000 rpms, but hell that's a whole different
animal.

> I have never had a problem with low oil pressure on a good running FE, but
> some racer's tricks are to restrict the oil to the rockers, this keeps more at
> the mains, and run a high volume pump during rebuild. Those two things, along
> with proper bearing clearances, should keep any lower end together
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Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 01:51:11 EST
From: Deeman81 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 62` unibody??

Does any one know the production numbers of the 62` unibody????
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Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 00:52:50 -0600
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Displacement

The formula to calculate displacement is:

B= Bore
S= Stroke
N= Number Of Cylinders

B X B X .7854 X S X N

A 302 would be for an example:

4 X 4 X .7854 X 3 X 8 = 301.5936
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Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 01:11:11 -0600
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Super Duty's, '65's and a Stogie

Those Super Duty's are all beef. I'll take an F350 4X4 with a
Powerstroke Navistar(I'm used to that diesel sound anyway) 6 speed and a
4.10 rear. Go by and look at the frame on them and that big front axle.

I haven't driven one, but I know they have to be nice. Of couse I'd
keep my '65 just for poots and giggles even if I had a new one. There's
something special about that old truck. It's puts me in the mood to
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