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61-79-list-digest Friday, July 2 1999 Volume 03 : Number 230



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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - Parts Sources (Was 73-79 Fleetside boxes)
Re: FTE 61-79 - I AM SO SCARED!!!!!!!
FTE 61-79 - Texas truck for sale!
Re: FTE 61-79 - Texas truck for sale!
Re: FTE 61-79 - 390 front cover/motor mount
Re: FTE 61-79 - Texas truck for sale!
FTE 61-79 - Time to "refresh" the FE
FTE 61-79 - RE: Roush Industries

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Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 22:46:10 -0500
From: Jeff Lester
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Parts Sources (Was 73-79 Fleetside boxes)

Danger,

Thanks for the lead. They say they have one (1) chrome grille left for my
van. This was the last part I needed to put my van back on the road/trail,
after the soon-to-be ex-wife decided she wanted to get more acquainted
with the backend of a 98 S10 Blazer. And no... it would have been too
convenient to use this as the reason we split 8^))

By the way, the following sources were very helpful in locating the various
parts I needed to repair the front end damage:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.partsvoice.com/
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.3wave.com/arp/
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.aautomart.com/
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.millsupply.com/

Keep in mind, I was looking for 75-78 Econoline parts.
There are many more places for more popular vehicles,
like Ford pickups 8^)

Jeff Lester - La Porte, Texas
78 Ford E350 4x4, 460, C6, NP205, D44/70, 35" BFG MT's
http://www.ford-trucks.com/pictorial/big/1978_e350_1.html

On Thursday, July 01, 1999 2:44 AM, Danger [SMTP:danger csolutions.net] wrote:
[snip]
> I think it was when I saw the page at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.3wave.com/arp/ (follow
> link titled "Ford Truck F100/250/350/Bronco 67-79") that I decided to build
> a mid 70's from the frame up with as many new parts as possible, including a
> new bed. It would sure be nice to have the power of a 460 and the looks of
> new chassis parts, along with being more reliable and less expensive than a
> new truck.
>
> F8014 - COMPLETE BED ASSM 8FT 73-79 1527.50 1175.00
>
>
> Danger
[snip]

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Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 21:54:12 -0700
From: "Danger"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - I AM SO SCARED!!!!!!!

Endroman wrote...

> All right i am so scared i was putting a 2 barrel intake on the car and
> replaced all of the gaskets...

> , all of the sudden i
> see oil coming out under the car, now i am wondering is there anyway that
i
> could off blew it up or what happened,
> Please give me all of the possibilites that could of happened thanks.
.........

You should be able to trace the oil leak to the source which is probably
a simple error made when you replaced all of the gaskets.

Danger




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Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 23:08:46 -0500
From: "Darryl Wright"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Texas truck for sale!

Here's a truck for sale just down the road from us here in Shady Shores:

Let's see -- a 1976 F-100 short-bed stepside 4x2. (Weren't all the stepsides
shortbeds? Well, anyway . . . )

Power steering, auto trans, original gas tank with locking cap, the wood in
the box's bed is long gone. Step 'n tow bumper, slightly rumpled. No
battery, probably hasn't been on the road for a while. Factory a/c.
Could be original radio -- at least it fits in the plastic panel correctly.
The cardboard liner is in the glove box -- hey, life could be worse!

The interior is in what I would call "very good" shape, with a nice dash pad
(minimum number of serious cracks) and really nice door panels. Needs a new
windshield. The upholstery is sort of a coarsely woven synthetic -- perhaps
nylon -- that is pulling apart.

The rust, if any, is limited to the cab floor under the driver's feet.
Otherwise, the body looks great!

Here's what I copied down from the VIN plate for those who want to chase the
number down through a VIN identifier website:

VIN F10YRB05068
Jan. '76
Max 4,600 GVW
Trans G
Axle 12
Color U

And, believe me on this one, the color is highly reminiscent of a squashed
bug. Yep, Bug Gut Green. With the original white wheels.

I've seen worse trucks than this one -- on the road!

Please call directly whoever owns this truck at (972) 652-8984. This is
exactly all I know about the truck -- and everything that would fit on the
back of a used envelope. ;-)

Good luck!

Nancy Wright
Shady Shores, Texas
and Tillie, 1976 F-250 SuperCab Ranger XLT, 460, C6, new tires on order

3 Arabian mares, 1 patient husband, 1 Pembroke Welsh corgi E;-P (winking dog
emoticon)

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Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 23:39:21 -0500
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Texas truck for sale!

At 11:08 PM 7/1/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Here's a truck for sale just down the road from us here in Shady Shores:
>
>Let's see -- a 1976 F-100 short-bed stepside 4x2. (Weren't all the stepsides
>shortbeds? Well, anyway . . . )

Nope. Seen a few 8 foot bed stepside beds in my day. Not very appealing
to look at either!
8^)

Stu
Nuke GM!
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pscico.com/stu
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Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 22:59:09 -0600
From: richlars ibm.net
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 390 front cover/motor mount

Sorry for the late reply. That would be great if you wouldn't mind checking for
me.
Thanks again, Rich

TBeeee aol.com wrote:

> Hey come to think of it I have a 65 F-250 which had a 352. I will check that
> out if you like at least then you will know what to look for.
>
> Stock Man
> 1967 Galaxie 500 Convertible (in need of factory rims)
> 1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/tbeeee/page/index.htm
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 01:06:53 CDT
From: Jett Rink
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Texas truck for sale!

No, I've seen long bed flair sides.


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Date: Thu, 1 Jul 1999 23:20:02 -0700
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Time to "refresh" the FE

First of all I wanted to say hello to everyone on the list here. I am on
the 80-96 list and the BigBronco list, but I figured since I had a vehicle
that would fit this list I should join it too. Anyway I have a '76 F-250
Crew Cab (short bed) with a 390 and an NP435. The 390 has been wonderfully
reliable ever since we bought the truck in '83, but I would like to see
about doing a little work on it this summer to pep it up a bit. Aside from
changing all the top side gaskets so I can wash off the 1/2" layer of oil
sludge off the block and not have it be a futile exercise, I was wondering
if any FE gurus on the list could give me a few pointers on what to look for
as far as excessive wear, and what mods could be performed to gain some
power and reliability. Also WHEN it is time for a rebuild I was considering
droping in a 428(?) crank to make the engine into a 410, howver what else
would be involved in this swap. I am under theimpression that the 390 is
internally balanced, is the 410 the same way? Thanks for any help.
BTW, in my personal opinion, I would take an FE over a 429/460 any day...
>8^)

Rade Spasojevic -- rspasoje gte.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.off -road. com /~2big/
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.thewowfactor.com/bigbroncos/detail.cfm?detailid=194


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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 03:47:25 -0400
From: "George W. Selby, III"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: Roush Industries

>>prepped by Jack Roush

If old Jack does as good a job as he did with the Mustang in the July 1999
Car and Driver, then I wouldn't let Jack touch my truck with a 10 foot
pole.

Used old exhaust manifold gaskets? Installed cam gear wrong? Then they
used heads from an engine that lost all oil pressure on a brand new block?

This is amateur stuff.

If this had been one of our cars I can just imagine the excuses everytime
you brought the car back with a new problem, and the $$$$$$$$.

George Selby
78 F-150 400M, 4 on floor, 4x4
86 Audi 4000CS Quattro
IsuzuG prodigy.net


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