61-79-list-digest Saturday, January 9 1999 Volume 03 : Number 004



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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - surging
FTE 61-79 - 4x4 Highboy
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE:RE: '67 F100
FTE 61-79 - RE: '67 F100
FTE 61-79 - Re: FTE: 61-79 - Steering Shaft Specs
FTE 61-79 - C6 2-3 shuft problems
FTE 61-79 - NP435 vs. T-18
FTE 61-79 - 1977 Ford Truck Brochures
Re: FTE 61-79 - 4x4 Highboy
Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift
Re: FTE 61-79 - NP435 vs. T-18
FTE 61-79 - gasoline filler hose
FTE 61-79 - tailgates
FTE 61-79 - door seals
Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift
FTE 61-79 - Spare tires and tailgates
FTE 61-79 - carburator swap
RE: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift
Re: FTE 61-79 - NP435 vs. T-18
Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift
Re: FTE 61-79 - NP435 vs. T-18
Re: FTE 61-79 - tailgates
RE: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift
Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift
Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift
FTE 61-79 - Saddle tank on F-100 4X4?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Saddle tank on F-100 4X4?
Re: FTE 61-79 - tailgates
FTE 61-79 - Ful time - ish...
RE: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift
FTE 61-79 - Need 4.10 or 4.11 rear diff for '71 F100
Re: FTE 61-79 - 460 swap
Re: FTE 61-79 - 427
Re: FTE 61-79 - Need 4.10 or 4.11 rear diff for '71 F100
Re: FTE 61-79 - tailgates
FTE 61-79 - Spare tires and tailgates
Re: FTE 61-79 - tailgates
Re: FTE 61-79 - NP435 vs. T-18

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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 07:32:16 -0600 (CST)
From: bkirking bcm.tmc.edu
Subject: FTE 61-79 - surging

>>
>every couple of
>weeks -- usually when the gastank gets low -- the truck either starts
>jerking, or dying at stopsigns, or both. Then the problem disappears,
>usually after I stop and restart it.

Keep an eye on your fuel pump. Sometimes, when fuel pumps are
getting close to failing, the poor engine performance occurs when the
gas tank is near empty. When the tank is full, the hydrostatic pressure
of the gas in the tank provides an additional push to the ailing pump and
the engine runs as normal.

You can test the pump by disconnecting the gas line at the carb and
crank the engine and noting how much fuel volume is pumped. If you test
with a full tank and an empty tank and see a noticable difference, you
may have found the (a) problem.

Bryan Kirking
66 Step Side
352 4 speed
Houston, Texas


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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 08:37:05 EST
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 4x4 Highboy

Burt wrote:


used



I couldn't resist getting in on this one---I have wondered for a while now
where this term "High-Boy" comes from. I have never seen any references to
it in any Ford or related publications. Also I have never seen any F-250/350
4x4 which didn't have blocks on the rear.

As Don Said:

> "As far as I know there was no such thing as a Factory lift. No check box
>on the order sheet. No comment on the dealer sticker window. The 4x4 models
>were just built to stand higher."

--Thom B--
1967 F-250 4WD 390
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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 08:37:41 -0600
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE:RE: '67 F100

At 03:27 PM 1/7/99 , you wrote:
>thanks bill !
>just timed it with a vac gauge and it's better.

That's great, glad to hear it ...


>pulling 15-20 but it wavers a little bit at idle.

Mine does this to, I've always just chalked it up to an old engine, though
it got better after a new timing chain.

reading changes
>as i increase the throttle (lower than higher at high rpms)
>is this normal ? my book says steady reading across the throttle range.
>
Not sure exactly what you mean here ... when you step on it there should be
a decided drop in vaccuum that will partially recover, don't know that I've
ever seen it really come back to the same spot, but I don't have mine
hooked up to drive on, and haven't for years, so I don't really remember.


>should i stay at my old gap of 35 for the plugs or go to the
>recommended gap for that year ignition ('75) ? I think '75 is
>at 42.
>
With the higher power ignition system you should be able to get a wider
gap, but that depends on what kind of revs you are pulling too, a lot of
the newer cars are still coming with 35 gaps even though they have the
electronic ignition systems ... I guess I'd stick between 35 and 40 until I
got the thing running exactly the way I wanted it to, then I'd worry about
playing with things ... since you know it'll run smooth with 35 gap and
don't know for sure with 42 ...

>thanks again everyone. i'm not there yet but thanks to you i'm

No problem, that's what we're all here for right ?

:)

Laters
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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 08:04:19 -0700
From: John & Iva McKay
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: '67 F100

Bill,

Yes the PCV valve is on the passenger side. A hose goes
from the valve to a fitting at the rear of the carb
riser plate (between the carb and intake manifold).
The "mechanic" (this point is debatable) claims it
doesn't connect there but at the air cleaner so he plugged
the hose off at the carb fitting and told me I needed to
install a PCV breather on that side. My Ford book (Chilton's)
shows some connected to the air cleaner but some connected to
the plate depending on model ( I have a picture of a riser
connection for the 300 6 cyl.) They also told me I needed a
4 bbl. because the 2 bbl. was too small for the engine.
Everyone together. HUH ??????????????????? If he had any
credibility left he lost it here. These guys never pulled a plug
while diagnosing a rough running engine.

Thanks for the help.

John (az67)
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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 08:25:45 -0700 (MST)
From: Scott Richmond
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: FTE: 61-79 - Steering Shaft Specs

Thanks Jeff, hopefully I'll be able to measure the shaft on my truck this
weekend if it isn't too cold. I'll let you know what I find out.

Scott

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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 10:26:43 -0500
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - C6 2-3 shuft problems

John Strauss writes: >> I'll let y'all know how it goes this weekend
with the servo.

Please do. I'll need to file this away for future reference.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 08:36:04 -0700 (MST)
From: Scott Richmond
Subject: FTE 61-79 - NP435 vs. T-18

A while ago I read (I think on this list) that the gear ratios in the
NP435 and T-18 are very similar. I have always heard that a T-18 is
considered a very strong transmission, and I read in a 4-Wheeler magazine
that the NP435 is great too. Could some of you experts give me your
opinions on this please. Is there a way of telling the differences
between these two trannys just by looking at them? Also, is it true that
a T-19 is the same as a T-18, but has a syncro for first gear?

Thanks in advance for the info.

Scott

71 F100 4X4
79 F350 4X4

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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 09:32:30 -0500
From: adam.hicks ppctx.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 1977 Ford Truck Brochures


If any of you ever use eBay (and I'm not affiliated, but you really
should!) There's the following items up for auction:

"2 mint condition 1977 Ford pick up dealer brochures. These
brochures have 40+ color pictures featuring the full line of models
from step sides to crew cabs."

It shows some really great photos. This might be handy in solving
those model disputes!

There's often original shop manuals for any ford truck around
posted, and things usually go pretty cheap. I think the high bid
on the truck brochures is like 7.00.

Just an FYI,
Adam

(Oh yeah, WWW.EBAY.COM - it's free to sign up, but you can browse
without signing up)
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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 07:54:55 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 4x4 Highboy

TBeeee aol.com wrote:

> Also I have never seen any F-250/350
> 4x4 which didn't have blocks on the rear.

You can also include the F100-150 4x4's They also have the factory block in the
rear.
- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net


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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 08:03:16 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift

Let's turn this around a little bit.

does someone have a 59-771/2 F250 with out the HiBoy option? A comparison
picture would be worth a thousand words.
- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacific.net/~duckdon
ICQ# 19575234

99 Contour SE Sport
63 F-100 4x4 with 3/4 ton running gear and most of the trimmings.


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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 08:08:58 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - NP435 vs. T-18

Scott Richmond wrote:

> A while ago I read (I think on this list) that the gear ratios in the
> NP435 and T-18 are very similar. I have always heard that a T-18 is
> considered a very strong transmission, and I read in a 4-Wheeler magazine
> that the NP435 is great too. Could some of you experts give me your
> opinions on this please. Is there a way of telling the differences
> between these two trannys just by looking at them? Also, is it true that
> a T-19 is the same as a T-18, but has a syncro for first gear?
>
> Thanks in advance for the info.
>
> Scott

The T19 has a different set or sets of First gears. Higher if I remember
right and does have the first gear sync. The dead giveaway is the aluminum
shift tower on the NP 435. If you are looking at a pile of them. Both the
NP and t 18 were used during the same years but the NP was used for a longer
time frame from what I have seen. Both would be great for a swap from a 3
speed but if it is for your 71 make sure you get the 4x4 model with the
transfer case if you can.
- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacific.net/~duckdon
ICQ# 19575234

99 Contour SE Sport
63 F-100 4x4 with 3/4 ton running gear and most of the trimmings.


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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 10:02:45 -0600
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - gasoline filler hose

Tim,

I tend to get long winded on explanations. It's the teacher in me I guess.
Getting your exhaust bend in a parts house is a good idea. JC Whitney and
others offer the bends in stainless steel, too. A little more pricey, but
that wopuld solve the corrosion problem.


- -John

jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6 (Henry)
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Dearborn iron rules!!!!!!


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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 10:07:13 -0600
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - tailgates

Andy,

Well, I looked again at my tailgate. It is definitely not a quick release
model. The procedure you describe is very similar to the GMs I had. I
wonder if it was an option on Fords, possibly part of an XLT or Ranger
package or maybe the Camper Specials for those big cabover slide ins. I am
considering trying to convert mine to quick release so was looking for
responses like yours to help me decide what would be involved and where to
look. Thanks for the help.


- -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: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 10:11:23 -0600
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - door seals

Thanks for the warning Jeff. Now I remember you posting that before. My
seals were so bad, especially after the door replacement, that I had to do
something. Was your six months mostly winter or summer? My part of Texas
goes to the opposite extreme from Colorado and might make a difference.
Knowing JCW, I'm not going to coumt on it.


- -John

jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6 (Henry)
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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 11:44:21 EST
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift

My Dad has a 75 Hi-Boy. Well at least the frame is a 75, we built it in our
garage over a period of 2 years. It has the rear blocks, which I believe are
4 inches high, and good arches up front. With this setup we were able to fit
38.5/15/R15 Gumbo Mudders without any real lift, although we added one extra
leaf up front, and trimmed and reformed the front fenders to give more
clearance. But dad did a great job here, cuz the things look factory. We
also set the bed back 3/4 of an inch, and made all the gaps up front a little
wider so when we get out wheelin and the truck flexes, we can rest easy that
the body is not destroying itself. If anyone has any questions, I can crawl
under this thing abd answer em for ya.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 11:18:18 -0600
From: John LaGrone
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Spare tires and tailgates

>>67 - 72 are direct swaps although there are a number of different trim
combinations. I believe that the 73-79 will also fit but look
strange.

Tim Bowman
71 F100

Tim,

Thanks for this bit of knowledge. I saw a 74-79 truck yesterday (only saw
the side and back) that had 68 trim on the tailgate that had obviously been
replaced. I wondered how he did that. It looked strange, too.


- -John

jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom 351M C6 (Henry)
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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 11:58:36 -0600
From: "Wyly, Bryan K"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - carburator swap

I have a '65 F100 with a 240 engine and single barrel carb. The carb needs
rebuilding, but I was curious if anyone could tell me if there was a double
barrel carb that would bolt onto the current manifold...or do I need a new
manifold to go this route. I was hoping a double barrel might give it a
little more pep, but I didn't know if there would be that much benefit from
a 240 engine.

Thanks,
Bryan

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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 13:20:51 -0500
From: TracyJones cinergy.com
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift

> ----------
> From: Don Grossman[SMTP:duckdon pacific.net]
> Sent: Friday, January 08, 1999 11:03 AM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift
>
> Let's turn this around a little bit.
>
> does someone have a 59-771/2 F250 with out the HiBoy option? A comparison
> picture would be worth a thousand words.
> --
> Don Grossman
>
FWIW,
I've been told by 'someone in the know' that all F250's before '78 are
called HiBoys. '78 & '79 are called LowBoys. I've also seen these
trucks referenced this way in an aftermarket suspension catalogue, maybe
Superlift.

Tracy


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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 12:43:56 -0700
From: "Michael Connor"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - NP435 vs. T-18

Gang,

Having run both of these trannies in a jeep I can tell you that Don is on
the money
about the 435 having an aluminum top cover. If the trans is in the vehicle
however,
you can tell by where reverse is. On the T18, reverse is to the right and UP
(forward).
NP435's reverse is to the right and DOWN (back). Both trannies are nearly
bulletproof, with the NP435 having a slightly slower (6.69:1) first gear
than the
T18 (6.32:1)...

Hope this helps,

Uncle Mike
Phoenix, AZ.




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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 12:51:43 -0700
From: "Michael Connor"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift

>FWIW,
>I've been told by 'someone in the know' that all F250's before '78 are
>called HiBoys. '78 & '79 are called LowBoys. I've also seen these
>trucks referenced this way in an aftermarket suspension catalogue, maybe
>Superlift.
>
>Tracy

Gang,

The Hiboys were manufactured through February of 1977. In March of 77 they
began producing the 77 1/2 (Lowboy). These had more of a straight or
negative arch
front spring and if I recall not much of a rear block at all. These were
produced through 79
until the new design change came along in 1980.


Hope this helps,
Uncle Mike
Phoenix, AZ.



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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 14:07:49 -0600
From: "Michael Masse"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - NP435 vs. T-18

About the T19's I recently read an article that said that all of the Ford =
T19's had close ratio gear sets (ie, no granny) Apparently the only T19's =
that had a low 1st comparable to a T18 or NP435 were the ones used in the =
Scout II's. I have no idea of how difficult it would be to swap one of =
these in.

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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 14:10:38 -0600
From: "James Petty"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - tailgates

Once my rusted out... it became a quick release..... lol....

>>> John LaGrone 01/08 10:07 AM >>>
Andy,

Well, I looked again at my tailgate. It is definitely not a quick
release
model. The procedure you describe is very similar to the GMs I had.
I
wonder if it was an option on Fords, possibly part of an XLT or
Ranger
package or maybe the Camper Specials for those big cabover slide ins.
I am
considering trying to convert mine to quick release so was looking
for
responses like yours to help me decide what would be involved and
where to
look. Thanks for the help.


- -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: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 15:25:01 -0500
From: TracyJones cinergy.com
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift

> ----------
> From: Michael Connor[SMTP:mikec primenet.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 08, 1999 2:51 PM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift
>
>
> Gang,
>
> The Hiboys were manufactured through February of 1977. In March of 77
> they
> began producing the 77 1/2 (Lowboy). These had more of a straight or
> negative arch
> front spring and if I recall not much of a rear block at all. These were
> produced through 79
> until the new design change came along in 1980.
>
>
> Hope this helps,
> Uncle Mike
> Phoenix, AZ.
>
>
>
Sounds good to me except the bit about the rear blocks. My '79
has the same rear blocks as my friend's '76. The springs are totally
different. The axles appear to be the same standard duty Dana 44 front
(3800 lb.), 60 rear.
His '76 has a GVWR of 8100 lb., my '79 GVWR is 7600 lb. Empty
weight on my '79 is 5975 lb. with driver. I've had it loaded too 10950 lb.

It's 3:30 and that means Beer Thirty!!

Have a good one
Tracy
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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 12:41:56 -0800
From: "sam weatherby"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift

>> The Hiboys were manufactured through February of 1977. In March of 77
>> they began producing the 77 1/2 (Lowboy).

That make sense to me.

> It's 3:30 and that means Beer Thirty!!


Where do you work? They don't give us beer here until 4:30!!

My parents sold there '78 Bronco a few weeks ago. When I heard that I was
kind of sad. I used to drive it in the winter when my car was hibernating.
Used to race my friends '78 Scout a lot. He was much, much faster, but I
could outhandle him easily, and didn't have to worry about body panels
falling off.

I also learned that in 4x it would pretty much spin around within it's
wheelbase in the snow. It had that Strange pseudo full time 4x setup. Anyone
know what T-case was responsible for that?

Sorry for all the reminiscing...
-srw
Sam Weatherby http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://insert.com/sammy
SWeatherby UsWest.Net A-SamWe Microsoft.com
'70 Grabber Sportsroof Mustang
'93 F-150 XLT Lightning
'98 HD FXD Super Glide
'65 F100


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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 14:59:15 -0600
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift

>I also learned that in 4x it would pretty much spin around within it's
>wheelbase in the snow. It had that Strange pseudo full time 4x setup. Anyone
>know what T-case was responsible for that?
>
NP203 isn't it ? where you have 3 open diffs stock ... one on each axle
and one in the middle to let you turn the corners ... it was always fun,
took me a year to figure out the different settings though, then the next
year I converted it to a part time case.

But it was fun while it lasted ...

Bill
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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 14:28:35 -0800 (PST)
From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Saddle tank on F-100 4X4?

I was going to put the saddle tank from the F-250 (2WD Longbed
Supercab) into the F-100 (4WD Longbed RegularCab) but it turns
out it is too long and will not fit mainly because of the
transfer case (NP203).

A guy at a boneyard told me the saddle tanks are different for
4X4's. Now I am beginning to wonder if they had a saddle tank
option at all. I think the NP203's are bigger than the 205's.

Any one out there have a factory saddle tank on a truck like
mine? If so, how many gallons does it hold?

It is a 1974 F-100, Regular Cab, Longbed, FE/C6/NP203.

Mark
- --
'74 F-100 4X4
'74 F-250 Supercab
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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 16:41:22 -0600
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Saddle tank on F-100 4X4?

>A guy at a boneyard told me the saddle tanks are different for
>4X4's. Now I am beginning to wonder if they had a saddle tank
>option at all. I think the NP203's are bigger than the 205's.
>
Don't have one, but this sounds right from everything I've seen ... as far
as the 203 vs 205 size (not weight, just dimensions)

Bill
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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 15:17:12 PST
From: "Andy D"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - tailgates

>wonder if it was an option on Fords, possibly part of an XLT or Ranger
>package or maybe the Camper Specials for those big cabover slide ins.

My dads 76 truck is a plane jane 2 wheel drive w/300 six and 3 on the
tree. No options at all and it has the quick release tailgate. My old
79 was a ranger and it had it too. As a mater of fact I can't remember
seeing a 73-79 Ford without a quick release tailgate (I'll be looking at
everyones now)

Andy
www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Pit/7464
ICQ# 13179729
70 F-100,360 2v (soon to be 4v),C/6
56 F-600,272 2v (soon to be factory 4v),4speed
56 F-100 Bigwindow,223 1v,3speed


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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 15:20:36 -0800
From: "sam weatherby"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Ful time - ish...

I discoved that even when I put it in what I thought was 2x the fronts would
still spin on ice.
I figured I broke it...
Then my dad told me what it was.
Instead of selecting 2, 4, or 4low it was unlock, lock, and locked low.
That Bronco did excellent in icy conditions. I would love to have the same
setup again.
-srw

Sam Weatherby http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://insert.com/sammy
SWeatherby UsWest.Net A-SamWe Microsoft.com
'70 Grabber Sportsroof Mustang
'93 F-150 XLT Lightning
'98 HD FXD Super Glide
'65 F100

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From: William S Hart
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, January 08, 1999 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift


>>I also learned that in 4x it would pretty much spin around within it's
>>wheelbase in the snow. It had that Strange pseudo full time 4x setup.
Anyone
>>know what T-case was responsible for that?
>>
>NP203 isn't it ? where you have 3 open diffs stock ... one on each axle
>and one in the middle to let you turn the corners ... it was always fun,
>took me a year to figure out the different settings though, then the next
>year I converted it to a part time case.
>
>But it was fun while it lasted ...
>
>Bill
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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 15:29:31 PST
From: "Andy D"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Factory lift

>I've been told by 'someone in the know' that all F250's before '78 are
>called HiBoys. '78 & '79 are called LowBoys. I've also seen these
>trucks referenced this way in an aftermarket suspension catalogue,
maybe
>Superlift.

Just to add my 2 cents. I had a friend in school that said his truck
was a HiBoy (75 or 76 I can't remember come to think of it I don't
remember if it was a F-250 of F-100. I think it was a F-100 because it
was a short bed). When looked at it, it had no visible blocks but
cleared 36's easily. The frame on his truck looked taller about (3 to 4
inches) then my 79 4x4 i had at the time. I always thought the lift was
in the frame height on the HiBoys not the suspention or body.


Andy
www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Pit/7464
ICQ# 13179729
70 F-100,360 2v (soon to be 4v),C/6
56 F-600,272 2v (soon to be factory 4v),4speed
56 F-100 Bigwindow,223 1v,3speed


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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 15:56:22 -0800 (PST)
From: m frank
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Need 4.10 or 4.11 rear diff for '71 F100

Hey folks.
I'm having a heck of a time finding a 4.10/4.11 rear differential for
my '71 F100. I bought the truck with a 4.10 up front but a 3.25/28
spline axles in the rear. Before I go trying to build what I have, I
thought I would see if anyone knew where to find one.
I'm in Wichita and not too many hills to 4 wheel on.
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If you can't fix it with duct tape, it's not broke.



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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 19:28:49 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 460 swap

while on 429-460 engine swaps: for those with automatics, keep in mind there
is two different size pilot holes for the snout on the torque converter. i
have ran into this twice.
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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 19:34:36 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 427

wish i'd known someone would pay that much for a 427 mr, had a buddy that sold
one a few months back. for 2500.00 and had it for sale for about a year, ended
up trading for something. it was built to run but never fired.
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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 19:49:34 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Need 4.10 or 4.11 rear diff for '71 F100

used ones are hard to find, if you buy a new one stick with a ford or dana
made unit, i've heard some of the aftermarket units,like zoom, richmond etc
are hard to set up
and won't last as long as the other two i mentioned.
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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 20:24:15 EST
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - tailgates

Well I tell ya, untill this thread came out, I didnt think that any of the
Ford tailgates were quick release until 1980. My truck doesnt have it, my 73
doesnt, and my dads 75 doesnt. And all of these are even XLTs. Go figure,
but since mine is shot, I'm gonna look for one that is, because it sure would
be nice to have.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 20:46:28 -0800
From: "O'Connor"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Spare tires and tailgates

John wrote:
My 69 f100 does not have a tailgate. Does any one know what years I can
salvage from?
My response:
Assuming it is a styleside, 67 thru 72 are the same. You can get a repro
from Mac's Antique Auto Parts (800-777-0948) for $195. If it's a stepside,
all the antique places have then including Mac's.
Tim
66F100/352

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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 20:55:03 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - tailgates

My 67 F100 has it.

At 08:24 PM 1/8/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Well I tell ya, untill this thread came out, I didnt think that any of the
>Ford tailgates were quick release until 1980. My truck doesnt have it, my 73....


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