61-79-list-digest Thursday, February 25 1999 Volume 03 : Number 063



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - Steeromg Col Rebuild
FTE 61-79 - FS 71 F-100 Custom 2wd
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re. Emissions and major model modifications
Re: FTE 61-79 - Looking for info on 72 "Custom Sport" 4wd
FTE 61-79 - engine sealer
FTE 61-79 - Beer Mapping
FTE 61-79 - PoWeR SteeRing! ACK!
Re: FTE 61-79 - Beer Mapping
Re: FTE 61-79 - Looking for info on 72 "Custom Sport" 4wd
Re: FTE 61-79 - Steeromg Col Rebuild
Re: FTE 61-79 - L&L Headers
Re: FTE 61-79 - 65 engine/tranny options?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Air Conditioning in Winter
Re: FTE 61-79 - Air Conditioning in Winter

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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 21:03:29 -0500
From: luxjo thecore.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Steeromg Col Rebuild

O'Connor wrote:
>
> On bearings,
> Most medium to large cities have bearing houses.

I got my lower bearing in tonight. It is a double sealed roller bearing
with a 2-1/8 flange OD an a .75 ID. It fits perfect in the tube and the
ID is perfect also. I tacked the flange part of bearing through the 3
small holes on lower end of col. tube. The three small holes are what
the lower plastic bearing housing used to click into. Play is almost
nill now, probably clear up 10 degress of steering play.

OX
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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 20:18:54 -0600
From: Jeff Lester
Subject: FTE 61-79 - FS 71 F-100 Custom 2wd

In case someone's interested, I spotted a 71 F-100 Custom 2wd
for sale in the La Porte, Texas, area. This is southeast of Houston.
The body looked rather straight, and the paint wasn't half bad.
Please note... I did not look for inconspicuous rust, bondo'd panels,
and such. But it could be a heck of a find. It had a 390 and is
cream colored. The numbers on the sign were 281.842.1528
and 281.381.8941, and the asking price was $4k.

Jeff - Houston
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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 22:06:28 -0500
From: Brad Smith
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re. Emissions and major model modifications

I don't know what state you are from, but here in NC they require
emmissions inspections on all vehicles since 77. I have a 78 F-150 that I
have put a hopped up 429 P.I. in, so needless to say I have a terrible time
every year. This year they are inacting a computerized system that mails
you a ticket if you fail to get an inspection by the time on your sticker.
But what I have found out is that you can get "Custom Vehicle Status" where
thewy actually issue you a new VIN, and you only have to have safety
inspection. Might want to check on that in your state. Otherwise the cab
swap will work, but seems like a pain just to get around emmissions.

The two best times to go fishing are when it is raining, and when it is
not...
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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 19:19:44 -0800
From: Tim Bowman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Looking for info on 72 "Custom Sport" 4wd

Easy to tell whether it's a 390.

Just pull a spark plug.

Stick a dowel or welding rod down the hole and HAND CRANK the engine
over and measure the distance from top to bottom. If it's 3.5" it's a
360; if it measures around 3.75, it's a 390.

I received this advise on this list. Very helpful to me.

Tim
71 F100
Burien, WA
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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 19:36:45 PST
From: "Don Jones"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - engine sealer

>> Has anyone on this list ever try engine stop leak for temporary
repair ?

I used kleen-flo enigne sealer on an '86 f-150 302 that i had. It had
a very leaky rear main seal. It slowed the leak quite a bit for a few
months. That truck ended up going to the Junkyard with a K-car
implanted in its side before i could get it fixed.

Don Jones
70 f-250 4x4
85 f-150 supercab

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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 22:47:57 -0600
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Beer Mapping

> THREE SIX-PACKS? It's about 30 miles from FW to Dallas, at 60mph, you will
> need to pound more than one beer every 2 minutes. Hell, maybe I'm getting
> old, but count me OUT.

I'd need to dust off my beer-bong for that one, tipplers elbow you know.
;-)
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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 00:12:41 -0500
From: cannandale netpointe.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - PoWeR SteeRing! ACK!

Ill start at the beginning, when I bought my truck, it had a home-made alt
bracket that was messed up and always threw belts. After looking for about
a week, I found a junkyard around that had a 460 (i didnt know that they
were that hard to find). Went and got it, it was on a 70's sumthin e250
van. Bolted it on and the pulleys didnt line up, so i went back and got
the crank, water pump pulleys and the power steering brackets because it
threw it off too. Now the prop is the power steering, the pulleys on the
water pump and crank are a quite a bit smaller than the old ones, and it
runs the pump too slow to have power steering at idle.

Well, I figured that if I drilled out the orfice it might fix it, so I
drilled it a total or 3/16", but no help. I cant go with a bigger pulley,
because with the new brackets, the pulley is allready about 1/4" away form
the gear-box. What do I do? diffrent brackets and another pulley?

A/C Brackets?

Does anybody have the a/c brackets that will go with this set-up for a york
compressor? The van I took this stuff off didnt have a/c anymore, somebody
allready got it. If I have to have a diffrent power steering set-up too,
then I would like it too. I know that the pulley isnt supposed to so close
to the gear-box, but... If you need a pic of what I got, i'll post it
the web..

The reason none of this stuff fit is because the engine is out of a '73
linc cont.... ack! :)

Thanx!
cannandale
'78 F250 4x4, 460


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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 00:15:12 EST
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Beer Mapping

In a message dated 2/24/99 9:12:34 PM Pacific Standard Time, ballingr ldd.net
writes:

>

Me and my buddies had one that would hold 8 cans. We used to hang it off the
camper shell on his Ranger. I think the first swallow was 4 beers. perfect
for those long cross Texas trips.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 00:57:54 -0500
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Looking for info on 72 "Custom Sport" 4wd

OK, the work day is done. It's amazing how many people want air conditioners in the middle of winter! Anyway, looking at this VIN # in the 1970 chapter shows us this;
F10= F-100 (4x2)
Y= 360 cid
R= San Jose
Here's where the 1970 code makes a little more sense;
H15881= born in Dec. of 1969
F-103= 4,500 GVW
G= 3-speed Automatic
A1= Ford 3.25:1 3,300lbs* (locking)
Either year the Y code is for the 360.
Ted
Josh Assing wrote:

> I'm looking at a really good looking truck, 72 Custom Sport F103
> 390 Motor, manual tranny, manual steering.
> The transfer case looks like a single speed (no low range), and is
> marked Dana 21
> both axles also look like they are marked D11
> It has warn hubs.
> (Non stock is 4" lift,diamond-plate rear bumber, roll bar)
>
> It's missing the main tank (under the bed) but has one behind the
> seat.
>
> Questions are about how good is this truck what's it worth
> is the rear end limited slip, how solid are the axles and transfer
> case.
> Would this do well in mud/ snow?
>
> I have the vin, etc if someone knows how to decode it.
> VIN: F10YRH15881
> F103 TRANS AXLE
> G A1
>
> Any info, insights, thoughts, etc would be great.
>
> Thanks!
> -josh
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Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 21:34:47 -0800
From: Pat Brown
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Steeromg Col Rebuild

OX writes about his steering column:

> I got my lower bearing in tonight. It is a double sealed roller bearing
> with a 2-1/8 flange OD an a .75 ID. It fits perfect in the tube and the

[Snip] OX

So Ox, you gonna share the part number with us, or make us all go look
through that big book?
- --
Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California


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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 01:08:22 EST
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - L&L Headers

In a message dated 2/23/99 7:00:50 PM Pacific Standard Time, charlest hal-
pc.org writes:


79750G(chasis). These fit a 460 swapped into a '79 F150 4x4.
I can not find any in stock and L&L is backordered thru April.

Does anyone have a set of used ones they would like sell??

Charles
79 F159 4x4
>>

When I was trying to find the set of headers for my truck I discovered Dark
Horse Performance Site (www.mouseads.com.htm). It lists a number of headers
for conversons. I E-mailed the Site owner and ask him specifically for my
converson, he had what I needed and at a cheaper price than L&L. Recommend
checking out this Site and then contacting the owner at
(www.sandersonf aol.com) with your specs. Even if it does not appear on the
Site he may have it anyway. Good Luck
Burt Hill Kennewick Wa 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 01:07:52 -0500
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 65 engine/tranny options?

The 2 books I have, one goes up to '72 and the other goes up to '77. The fun part is that in some cases they contradict each other. Nothing too extreme, but enough to make you wonder. Sorry I couldn't help.

Ted
Bellevue,OH
'64 F-250 352 FE 4-Speed

f Saur wrote:

> Do you know what the codes where for 78 or are they the same?Marty
> fsaur sprint.ca
>
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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 00:39:35 -0600
From: Jeremy Stiffler
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Air Conditioning in Winter

It depends on where you are in winter as to how bad you need air
conditioning. Down here in Texas the butterflys are starting to roam about
and the flowers and starting to come into bloom. It's about to start
getting hot again down here. But I can see where yall up in Canada and the
north don't find much need for air conditioning in the winter. :)

JLS
1973 F-100 Ranger XLT "The Green Bandit"
360CI, V8, 2WD, Two-Tone Green

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-61-79-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Ted Wnorowski
> Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 11:58 PM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Looking for info on 72 "Custom Sport" 4wd
>
>
> OK, the work day is done. It's amazing how many
> people want air conditioners in the middle of winter! Anyway,
> looking at this VIN # in the 1970 chapter shows us this;
> F10= F-100 (4x2)
> Y= 360 cid
> R= San Jose
> Here's where the 1970 code makes a little more sense;
> H15881= born in Dec. of 1969
> F-103= 4,500 GVW
> G= 3-speed Automatic
> A1= Ford 3.25:1 3,300lbs* (locking)
> Either year the Y code is for the 360.
> Ted
> Josh Assing wrote:
>
> > I'm looking at a really good looking truck, 72 Custom Sport F103
> > 390 Motor, manual tranny, manual steering.
> > The transfer case looks like a single speed (no low range), and is
> > marked Dana 21
> > both axles also look like they are marked D11
> > It has warn hubs.
> > (Non stock is 4" lift,diamond-plate rear bumber, roll bar)
> >
> > It's missing the main tank (under the bed) but has one behind the
> > seat.
> >
> > Questions are about how good is this truck what's it worth
> > is the rear end limited slip, how solid are the axles and transfer
> > case.
> > Would this do well in mud/ snow?
> >
> > I have the vin, etc if someone knows how to decode it.
> > VIN: F10YRH15881
> > F103 TRANS AXLE
> > G A1
> >
> > Any info, insights, thoughts, etc would be great.
> >
> > Thanks!
> > -josh
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>
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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 02:10:06 -0500
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Air Conditioning in Winter

Two weeks ago, it was 70 up here in North Central OH. On the way home tonight I had to drive 35 just to keep it on the road. Heavy, heavy snow coming down.
As far as making the air conditioners in the winter , it's to stock up for these hot sticky OH summers up here by Lake Erie. Come summer time we'll be pumping out furnaces by the thousands for nights like this.
Have a good one,
Ted
Bellevue,OH

Jeremy Stiffler wrote:

> It depends on where you are in winter as to how bad you need air
> conditioning. Down here in Texas the butterflys are starting to roam about
> and the flowers and starting to come into bloom. It's about to start....


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