61-79-list-digest Monday, February 8 1999 Volume 03 : Number 042



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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - Ford Truck Clubs
=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Re: FTE 61-79 - Re:=A0 Historical Research for 1967 F-Series?=
Re: FTE 61-79 - engine belts
FTE 61-79 - Reman Engines
FTE 61-79 - penetrating oil
FTE 61-79 - gas tank replacement
FTE 61-79 - Re: engine belts
FTE 61-79 - shifting vibration
Re: FTE 61-79 - gas tank replacement
FTE 61-79 - Re: Made a web page ... headers
FTE 61-79 - Re: Lime Green Trucks
Re: FTE 61-79 - engine belts
FTE 61-79 - Multiple gear ratios
Re: FTE 61-79 - Multiple gear ratios
Re: FTE 61-79 - Multiple gear ratios
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Web site updates
Re: FTE 61-79 - Multiple gear ratios
Re: FTE 61-79 - Multiple gear ratios
FTE 61-79 - RE:Low pres. radiator cap
Re: FTE 61-79 - engine belts
FTE 61-79 - Re: Lime Green Trucks
FTE 61-79 - Ford 9in rear disk brakes
FTE 61-79 - Ford 9in rear disk brakes
Re: FTE 61-79 - Ford 9in rear disk brakes
FTE 61-79 - RE: Turn signal switch
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Lime Green Trucks
Re: FTE 61-79 - Ford 9in rear disk brakes
Re: FTE 61-79 - Ford 9in rear disk brakes
Re: FTE 61-79 - Ford 9in rear disk brakes
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Moltrie, Ga. Swap Meet
Re: FTE 61-79 - Engine swap headers

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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 06:56:51 -0500 (EST)
From: jdklaers mailhost.magicnet.net (PredFan)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Ford Truck Clubs

Is anyone here a member of their local club? A couple of us here in Central
Florida want to start one and we want to know some info about yours.

All Central Florida Truck owners on this list are invited to join us. Mike
Elmer, Bob Moore (I think that's right, isn't it Bob?), and myself (John
Klaers) are in so far.

John


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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 08:01:10 EST
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Re: FTE 61-79 - Re:=A0 Historical Research for 1967 F-Series?=

In a message dated 2/7/99 3:35:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, patb sonic.net
writes:

>
> For anyone who is interested in pricing and options, I picked
> up a book a while back:
>
> Ford F100/F150 Pickup, Robert Ackerson, Veloce
> ISBN 1 87 4105 83 9, 160 pages, $24.95
>
Thanks for the information Pat. I'll check the books out that you mention.

~~Thom B~~
1967 F-250 4wd
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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 08:30:37 -0500
From: "Serian"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - engine belts

>Please help!!

Okey ... I have a '74 Mercury Montego with a 351W, so I'll give it a shot !

>I have been trying to find the belts for my '72 351w wtih no luck.
>All that is on the front of the engine is the water pump w/double groove
>pulley and the alternator w/single groove pulley and the three groove
>crank pulley. the first groove on the water pump pulley lines up with
>the alternator.

This belt typically goes around the crankshaft pulley and the
alternator pulley only. In your case, with no power steering or
AC, you need a larger belt and run it around all three.

>the second groove on water pump lines up with the
>second on the crank.

This one on my 351W goes around the crank pulley, the fan
pulley, and the power steering pulley.

>These pulleys require 2 belts so the belts line up.

I have seen the double-belt setup, but often it is unnecessary to
actually run 2 belts around the exact same pulleys.

In the case of your setup, there is only one belt to get ... it goes
around the single groove pulley of the alternator, and around
both the crankshaft pulley and fan pulley in the groove corresponding
to the single one of the alternator.

The extra grooves are for the belts that drive the options of power
steering and air conditioning on models that have them ... at least this
is the case with the '74 351W in my mercury, which came with both.

>So my questions are:

>1. Am I missing a tensioner on the crank pulley?

Nope, not that I can tell from lookin at my '74 ...

>2. Does anybody know the part # (NAPA or such)?

Not offhand, but I *know* they still make 'em ... I just recently
got belts for it at Parts America (damn, I knew I shoulda saved
those numbers ...) Any good parts store should be able to cross
reference it, though in a pinch, you can measure the circumference
of what it would take to run a belt around all 3 pulleys using a piece
of string, and then subtracting 1-2 inches from the "string measure"
to get a belt size that will be tight when you snug it.
*Every* engine belt that I have encountered has an "inch" size,
and if you have a good approximation of what you need, finding a
belt should be pretty easy, even if the parts store computer says
it has no clue. (heh..heh. I have had to put this kind of effort into
bypassing what their computers say for several of my "custom
applications" of parts ... its often a challenge convincing a clerk
that you know more about your truck than their computer does.)




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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 09:21:27 EST
From: SMOKEY5209 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Reman Engines

On this subject, I have had real success with engines from "Engine Factory,
Inc." out of Irvington, NJ. Their prices are reasonable and a 3year 36,000
mile warranty is available. You order and it is their the next day at least in
the 4 cases that I have used them. You speak to one of the owners when you
order not some clerk. They have quite a variety to choose from. They are on
the net but I can't recall the address. Check them out. 1-800-344-7009 (Just
my experience)
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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 09:24:39 EST
From: SMOKEY5209 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - penetrating oil

I have had much success with PB blaster and buy it by the case. Just spray it
on and be patient.
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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 09:27:48 EST
From: SMOKEY5209 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - gas tank replacement

I have seen several discussions for relocating the gas tanks from the behind
the seat position to between the frame rails. But I have not seen any one
mention what tank will fit or if a tank can b fabricated and legally used. I
am restoring a 1970 F-100 and need the space behind the seat for the stereo.
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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 09:00:29 -0600
From: "J Elliott"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: engine belts

Joe Swinko writes (with snips)
"on the front of the engine is the water pump w/double groove
pulley and the alternator w/single groove pulley and the three groove
crank pulley. the first groove on the water pump pulley lines up with
the alternator. the second groove on water pump lines up with the
second on the crank. These pulleys require 2 belts so the belts line up."

Okay, something is not making sense to me. If the alternator lines up with
the first groove of the water pump, and the second groove of water pump
lines up with second groove of the crank, then the alternator and first
groove of water pump should line up with first groove of crank. And, are we
counting 1 from the front or from the back?

Jim E.



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Date: Sat, 6 Feb 1999 10:53:35 -0600
From: "Jack Anderson"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - shifting vibration

I've got a '66 F100 I've had for 2 years and just put it on the road to
discover that there is a bad vibration while engaging the clutch in all 3
gears (3 on the tree). It has been of the raod for 10 years. I have changed
the clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing and pilot bushing. That helped
considerably. But there is still a vibration. Any help at all would be
appreciated.
1966 F100
transplanted 360 for 352
3 on the tree.

Jack

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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 09:21:48 -0800
From: Tim Bowman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - gas tank replacement

Smokey:

I've got a 71 F100 LWB with the main tank behind the seat and two
auxilliary tanks mounted inside the frame rails ahead of the rear
axle. I believe those tanks each hold 10 gallons. The fillers are
inside the rear wheel wells. I just put a small tin can over the
filler pipes to protect them from the tire spray.

I'm not the original owner, so I don't know the brand.

I've also got a 68 F100 Ranger (for sale, great mechanically, needs
body work) with a factory auxillary tank mounted on the left inside
frame rail. This tank holds around 17 gallons as I remember. It's
filler comes through the box sidewall.

Hope this helps.

Tim
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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 09:35:45 -0800 (PST)
From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Made a web page ... headers

My427Stang aol.com wrote:
> Seems to me the drivers side should be a two piece header,
> not the passenger side.

I took a better look at them and it looks like they are two
piece because they go around the motor mount tower. Looks
like the reason they do this is the the rearmost tube is
bent way forward, possibly leaving enough room to get the
starter out???? We'll see.

Thanks for the additional info on the slip joints.

Mark in Southwest Washington
www.pacifier.com/~draco
- --
'74 F-100 4X4
'74 F-250 Supercab

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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 09:37:06 -0800 (PST)
From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Lime Green Trucks

Marv Miller wrote:
> Ah, yes. The joy of showing it off when it was new. It's too bad
> that no matter what we do, they will never look this good again. But
> for that brief moment........

Ok, you got me there. The last two years have definitely taken
their toll. The motor is on a stand again and I have spent some
time cleaning it up. It is going to take a while (I'll be using
a toothbrush and lots of q-tips) and it definitely will never
look that good again.

> How lucky you are to have been able to acquire this one, and I'll bet
> the truck can't believe its good fortune to have fallen into good,
> loving hands. (Sounds like I'm talking about a pet adoption). (Then
> again, maybe I am)! This was truly a find. Take good care of it!

>From the moment we met, we both knew it was meant to be. I saw
the truck in an ad, went to look at it and bought it on the spot.

Mark in Southwest Washington
www.pacifier.com/~draco
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'74 F-100 4X4
'74 F-250 Supercab

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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 10:57:31 PST
From: "Joe Swinko"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - engine belts

>Please help!!

Okey ... I have a '74 Mercury Montego with a 351W, so I'll give it a
shot !
*************
thanks!
************


This one on my 351W goes around the crank pulley, the fan
pulley, and the power steering pulley.

>These pulleys require 2 belts so the belts line up.

I have seen the double-belt setup, but often it is unnecessary to
actually run 2 belts around the exact same pulleys.


In the case of your setup, there is only one belt to get ... it goes
around the single groove pulley of the alternator, and around
both the crankshaft pulley and fan pulley in the groove corresponding
to the single one of the alternator.

***************************************************

the pulley on the crank and the one on the alt. do not line up
correctly. the edge of the belt would rub on the pulley and cause the
belt to fail eventually.

***************************************************
The extra grooves are for the belts that drive the options of power
steering and air conditioning on models that have them ... at least this
is the case with the '74 351W in my mercury, which came with both.

>So my questions are:

>1. Am I missing a tensioner on the crank pulley?

Nope, not that I can tell from lookin at my '74 ...

>2. Does anybody know the part # (NAPA or such)?

Not offhand, but I *know* they still make 'em ... I just recently
got belts for it at Parts America (damn, I knew I shoulda saved
those numbers ...) Any good parts store should be able to cross
reference it, though in a pinch, you can measure the circumference
of what it would take to run a belt around all 3 pulleys using a piece
of string, and then subtracting 1-2 inches from the "string measure"
to get a belt size that will be tight when you snug it.
*Every* engine belt that I have encountered has an "inch" size,
and if you have a good approximation of what you need, finding a
belt should be pretty easy, even if the parts store computer says
it has no clue. (heh..heh. I have had to put this kind of effort into
bypassing what their computers say for several of my "custom
applications" of parts ... its often a challenge convincing a clerk
that you know more about your truck than their computer does.)






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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 13:04:24 -0600
From: "Michael R. Masse"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Multiple gear ratios

This is a silly hypothetical question that I have no intention of doing,
but sometimes my brain gets a little loopy. Lets say you have an NP203
transfer case set in non-locked mode, a rear diff w/ 4.56 gears and the
front has 3.50 gears. The transfer case should be able to
differentiate the difference between the two ratios so that you could
drive down a level paved road with no problems right? If the tranny is
in it's 1:1 gear, what is the gear ratio that the engine would "see" on
a level straight paved road? Of course once you put the T/C into locked
mode you would be hosed on pavement.

Mike
78 Bronco
Silly question monger
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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 15:33:52 EST
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Multiple gear ratios

I suppose you could. I'm not very familiar with the 203. But wouldnt it
cause the same kind of damage that running a 35 and a 33 on the same axle?

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 12:39:38 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Multiple gear ratios

Yep no problems right up until the time the xfer case burned up all the
lube, turned cherry red and seized up. Seriously I'm not sure what the 203
uses to allow for slippage, probably some sort of clutch pack which would
heat up PDQ with that type of rotational differential and things would get
nasty in a hurry.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Michael R. Masse
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, February 07, 1999 12:09 PM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Multiple gear ratios


>The transfer case should be able to
>differentiate the difference between the two ratios so that you could
>drive down a level paved road with no problems right?

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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 15:44:47 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Web site updates

1. 13 trucks added to pictorial section.
2. Several links sections updated.
3. Speaker installation for 1999 F150s article added to tech
article section.
4. RSAC tags updated in the BBS, classifieds and chat sections.
If you have children and content control in your web browser,
this will allow them to visit any portion of the site except
for chat which has a tag for mild slang/adult language.
I've seen enough of this in the chat that I felt it was best
to re-rate it.
5. Some portions of the BBS are faster (and some are still just
as slow and we're still working on it).
6. Server can now handle up to 20 simultanious users (chat can
handle even more, about 500). Browsing the site should be
faster during peak times. We'll need a full T1 connection
within 6 months. We've had 19% compounded monthly growth
since we started and we're projecting about 500,000 monthly
visitors within 7 months.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com


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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 16:36:36 -0500
From: Tony Marino
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Multiple gear ratios

Actually, what a 203 uses for slippage is a spider gear setup like in your
axles.. If you take a standard open differential, put one axle shaft to the
front end like a driveshaft, and the other axleshaft to the rear as a
driveshaft, that's the kind of diff the 203 uses.. No clutches, all gear.

A VERY interesting question I might add!! Got my brain thinking!! 8-)

Tony
tony pscico.com
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At 12:39 PM 2/7/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Yep no problems right up until the time the xfer case burned up all the
>lube, turned cherry red and seized up. Seriously I'm not sure what the 203
>uses to allow for slippage, probably some sort of clutch pack which would
>heat up PDQ with that type of rotational differential and things would get
>nasty in a hurry.

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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 15:45:24 -0600
From: "Michael R. Masse"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Multiple gear ratios

So would the effective gear ratio be the average of the two axles? 4.03
in this case?

Tony Marino wrote:
>
> Actually, what a 203 uses for slippage is a spider gear setup like in your
> axles.. If you take a standard open differential, put one axle shaft to the
> front end like a driveshaft, and the other axleshaft to the rear as a
> driveshaft, that's the kind of diff the 203 uses.. No clutches, all gear.
>
> A VERY interesting question I might add!! Got my brain thinking!! 8-)
>
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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 18:47:25 -0500
From: "Timothy R. Anderson"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE:Low pres. radiator cap

Hi there Ray,
greetings from a fellow-Alaskan FTE guy!
Yep, your truck should do better in the heat =

department than it does. I'm not sure that =

a change in caps will do you much good
though. If it's been a problem with that truck
since new, I'd check some other areas.
I've run into similar problems with brand new
vehicles back in my dealership days, often
finding things like bent levers on blend doors,
pieces of foam sealant not letting vent doors
close fully and so on. Sometimes it was as
simple as the control cable not being hooked
up at one end. Just some thoughts. Keep us =

posted on your progress. I'll bet it won't be too
tough to fix. And hey, we've had enough of
that Alaskan-interior cold down here. Take
it back ok? Good luck.

Tim in Anchorage
67' F-100 (it's Y2K compliant!)
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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 19:41:05 -0500
From: "Serian"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - engine belts

>>In the case of your setup, there is only one belt to get ... it goes
>>around the single groove pulley of the alternator, and around
>>both the crankshaft pulley and fan pulley in the groove corresponding
>>to the single one of the alternator.
>>
>***************************************************
>
>the pulley on the crank and the one on the alt. do not line up
>correctly. the edge of the belt would rub on the pulley and cause the
>belt to fail eventually.
>
>***************************************************


My guess on this is that the alternator bracket is installed
incorrectly, bent, or is the wrong bracket for the engine. If
the grooves on the crankshaft pulley line up with the ones
on the fan pulley, but not the alternator, then the ones on the
fan pulley wont line up with the one on the alternator either.

I looked at the front end of the 360FE in the '76 F250 in the yard,
and it has one belt around all 3 of those pulleys too, with a
second one from just the crankshaft to power steering .. I am
guessing it is a common setup for when power steering was an
option rather than standard.

Best thing to do is check the alternator mountings to see if any
of the brackets, bolts, or other pieces are bent slightly, misaligning
it. The one belt around 3 pulleys setup is the only logical setup
for this, as the alternator is the only mobile part that can tension
the belt, and the crankshaft pulley is the only one that supplies
power to turn the others. On models with AC, there is an additional
tensioner for the AC belt, but on all the Windsor block engines I
have seen, there is no extra tensioner at all if there is no AC.



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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 16:43:27 -0800
From: Marv Miller
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Lime Green Trucks

First, I wrote:
> > Ah, yes. The joy of showing it off when it was new. It's too bad
> > that no matter what we do, they will never look this good again. But
> > for that brief moment........

Then, Mark in Southwest Washington wrote:

> Ok, you got me there. The last two years have definitely taken
> their toll. The motor is on a stand again and I have spent some
> time cleaning it up. It is going to take a while (I'll be using
> a toothbrush and lots of q-tips) and it definitely will never
> look that good again.

So then I'm gonna' write again:

Well, maybe I'm wrong about that. If you've got it down to the Q-tip
level, it may very well look that good once again. (Q-tips! Whew!
What some guys won't put themselves through for a FORD TRUCK! All
sing, now: CRAZY 'bout a FORD truck!).

- -Marv-
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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 19:24:17 -0600
From: "CharlesT"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Ford 9in rear disk brakes

I would like to put rear disk brakes on my 79 F150 4X4. It has a 9 inch
rear.
Did Ford make factory 9 inch rear disk brakes on any cars(like maybe a
Lincon)??
thanks, Charles "MudHog"
My resto in progress:
www.hal-pc.org/~charlest/ford.html


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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 19:48:53 -0600
From: Stu Varner
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Ford 9in rear disk brakes

Finally!! Someone else who is as picky about his resto and hates Chevy
trucks as much
as me!!!!! Thank you Lord, I know now that I am not crazy!!!

Cool truck!!! Very nice web page!!!

Lincoln's used 9 inch rears with discs and there is also a kit out there but
can't really remember the name off hand. I'll research that one and get
back to you.
I figure your best bet is a Lincoln rear housing!!
Happy hunting cause they are gettin scarce!!!

Stu
Nuke GM!
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pscico.com/stu


>I would like to put rear disk brakes on my 79 F150 4X4. It has a 9 inch
>rear.
>Did Ford make factory 9 inch rear disk brakes on any cars(like maybe a
>Lincon)??
>thanks, Charles "MudHog"
>My resto in progress:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.hal-pc.org/~charlest/ford.html

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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 21:30:05 EST
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Ford 9in rear disk brakes

yup, Lincoln Versailes or however you spell it does.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 19:10:32 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: Turn signal switch

>
>You Wrote
>> 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
>>
>I say:
>I would try the cam first. The switch as I remember is around $80.00 from
>Ford. The cam should be much cheaper and worth a first try. I have
>replaced the switch twice on mine (second time to install a cruise control)
>and Its not too hard.
>1. Disconnect the switch under the dash (Gray connector).
>2. Remove red "wedge thingey" from gray connector.
>3. Write down order of wires in connector (may want to do as step 2)
>4. Remove wires from connector.
>5. Pull steering wheel.
>6. Remove screws holding switch.
>7. Get a couple of strings 2 times longer than steering column.
>8. Tie a slip knot in the middle of the string.
> Like this: ---------------8---------------
>9 Put the slip knot on one of the old wires that is in the column.
>10 Pull wire and string through column from bottom.
>11. When you get the knot to top of column, pull one end of string to top
of
>column. You should now have a string in the column one end sticking out of
>bottom of column and the other end out the top with a knot in the middle.
>12. If you want for insurance do this with a second string in case the
>first one breaks.
>13. Pull the rest of the old wires out of the column.
>14. Put a wire from the new switch in the slip knot and pull it down
through
>the top of the column.
>15. When you get it out the bottom, untie the string and pull it back to
>the top of the column. (This is the reason for having the string long and
>the knot in the middle)
>16 Repeat for all wires and then install swich and reassemble connector.
>
>Good luck, If you decide to go with the cam let us know what happens.
>Another source for the cam is the Autocrafters catalog.
>
>Tom H.
>

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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 17:28:34 -0800
From: "Deacon"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Lime Green Trucks

From: Marv Miller

>Well, maybe I'm wrong about that. If you've got it down to the Q-tip
>level, it may very well look that good once again

Jez! I rarely use Q-tips on my ears. 8>]

> (Q-tips! Whew!
>What some guys won't put themselves through for a FORD TRUCK! All
>sing, now: CRAZY 'bout a FORD truck!).

I may be CRAZYCRAZYCRAZY 'bout my FORD truck. But that boy's insane....

I think you may have a song there Marv! ;]

Deacon Blues
deconblu ford-trucks.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.earthlink.net/~deconblu/



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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 20:08:43 -0800
From: Pat Brown
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Ford 9in rear disk brakes

[Charles asks which cars have 9" w/Disk brakes]

Darrell replied:
> yup, Lincoln Versailes or however you spell it does.

And, I pulled one out of a mid-70ish Merc wagon. The big
Marquis Colony Park style, 460/C6 9" Limited Slip with disks.
- --
Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California

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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 23:30:57 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Ford 9in rear disk brakes

yes, some of the big lincolns had rear disc. the versailes had them too, but
they have the smaller car lug pattern.
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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 20:37:43 -0800
From: Steve & Rockette Leitch
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Ford 9in rear disk brakes

>Lincoln's used 9 inch rears with discs and there is also a kit out there but
>can't really remember the name off hand. I'll research that one and get
>back to you.

If I remember rightly, it was FORD that made the disc kits for the trucks,
it fits the 8.8's and 9" rear ends.....

Steve & the Rockette


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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 23:38:31 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Moltrie, Ga. Swap Meet

i was at moultrie friday, looking for a deal, but didn't see any, i'm sure
there was more dealing going on saturday, thats when all the barn cleaners
bring their stuff. a couple of my buddies deal in hi performance ford stuff
were there dealing, i haven't heard how they made out yet.
if anyone on the list knows of any 65-70 mustangs laying around let me know,
i'm looking for a father son project, he wants a mustang, actualy he wants my
69 mach.
but i've got to find something else. he may end up with my 75 f250 4x4.

thanks,
jeff grant
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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 21:27:47 -0800
From: John Lord
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Engine swap headers

Im running a 351W in a F-250 4x4 and im using a set of Headman tuned
shorty headers for a 302/351 in a late model mustang, this set is a
direct replacement and uses flanges instead of collector plates to bolt
into the factory pipes. I found i had to put a tight bend in the
passenger side pipe near the flange to clear the frame. That was the
easy part. On the drivers side the collector was directly in the way of
the lever assy for my clutch So i had to rig up a cable system using a....


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