61-79-list-digest Saturday, March 13 1999 Volume 03 : Number 087



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - thermostat temp for 460
FTE 61-79 - Kitchen Magic
FTE 61-79 - Trimming your posts
Re: FTE 61-79 - fuel pump specs
FTE 61-79 - Pertronix electronic ignition
Re: FTE 61-79 - Pertronix electronic ignition
FTE 61-79 - 71 4x4
Re: FTE 61-79 - Pertronix electronic ignition

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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 19:11:53 -0500
From: j arnold
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - thermostat temp for 460

At 11:03 AM 3/12/99 EST, you wrote:
>Could someone tell me what the proper thermostat temp is for a 460? Parts guy
>says 205 degrees. >
>
165 degrees or 195 degrees. I have always used the 195 degree thermostats.

Stoney

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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 20:33:59 -0600
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Kitchen Magic

>
> I am assuming you want to wash the bores and passages as prep for your re-
> build??
> I like to bring the hoist in too so that it can be suspended over the sink.
> No worry about scratching the counter and cuts down on the mess (relatively).
> SWMBO need not be the wiser if you strategically plan out this process. I
> leave that part in your capable hands.

You are too cool!
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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 21:13:39 -0600
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Trimming your posts

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To the person who wondered what it means to trim your posts, the above
is an example. If you see two or more of these banners, you should chop
it down.

Another thing is you can just grab the gist of the original and reply to
it instead of quoting the entire message. I'm on digest, so you have
to. If you're live then you have to get used to not just hitting the
reply button. If you don't know how to cut and paste pieces of
messages, contact me and I'll be happy to help.
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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 21:52:45 -0600
From: "Oscar Johnson"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - fuel pump specs

Clare,

According to my 1971 Shop Manual, the Carter Fuel Pump for the 360
should have Fuel Pump Static Pressure of 4.5-6.5 psi 500 engine rpm and
the minimum Fuel Pump Volume Flow at that same rpm should be one pint in 30
seconds. The Minimum Intake Static Vacuum - inches of Mercury 500 Engine
rpm is 6, and the Eccentric Total Lift - inches is .690-.710.

Hope this helps,
O.T. Johnson
Prattville, AL
1971 Ranger XLT Camper Special 360 2V C6



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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 20:30:02 PST
From: "Christopher Denson"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Pertronix electronic ignition

To all,
Does anyone have any experience running the Pertronix solid state
ignition on FE's. If so does it idle better & improve gas mileage like
they claim it does? I like the sound of those FPT shorty's everyones
talking about. Please keep us all informed! BTW, there is a Ford truck
only junkyard (among other truck only junkyards)here in San Diego for
all years. I haven't been out there yet but found it in the yellow
pages and plan on making a trip out there sometime soon. These places
are what I call the men's McFrugal! Could spend hours there drueling.
If anyone needs anything or help finding parts, e-mail me privately and
I see what I can do.

Chris in San Diego
'67 F100 Camper Special FE352cid
'96 Taurus GL
'84 Bronco II

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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 20:41:18 -0800
From: "Josh Assing"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Pertronix electronic ignition

I put one in 3 different cars I've had.. It's worked GREAT! I had an
aftermarket electronic ignition in a triumph, and that was a POS...
The "Ignitor" (pertronix) just basically popped in -- about as easy to
install as points, only no adjustment. It all is contained under the
distributor cap, so no one is the wiser.
I noticed better gas millage, and getter idle, accelleration....

I have one in my (new to me) 72 F100 -- no problems. Lasts
forever, can't say that about points. (Ok, maybe not forever, on a
datsun I had, i put 50K miles on it w/o ever having a problem with
the ignition)

Cheers
- -josh
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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 21:20:00 -0800
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 71 4x4

> T-case seperate(divorced)from your 4spd? If so,piece of cake to convert if
No, it's bolted to the back of the transmition. (Dana 21 is stamped
on the plate on the transfer case)"

This could be a problem,but not one we can't solve.First you need to
find out what trans.you have,(actualy first sell the c#*%y).It's a
t-18 or NP.I believe a magnet will stick to the top cover of a T-18
but not a New Process.Then it's just a matter of finding a T-case that
will fit or contacting Advance Adapters and see what they say.
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Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 00:41:22 -0500
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Pertronix electronic ignition

Christopher Denson wrote:
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> Does anyone have any experience running the Pertronix solid state
> ignition on FE's. If so does it idle better & improve gas mileage like
> they claim it does?

Me too, I've got one that I've been waiting for the weather to break so I can put it on.
I'm under the impression that they're more or less to keep you from having to mess with your points all the time.
I do know I got mine pretty cheap. I got it from this place: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.naparts.com/
I think I paid $59.99 plus about $8 shipping. I've never seen them any cheaper than $70 w/o shipping.

Ted
Bellevue,OH

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