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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - Texas truck for sale!
Re: FTE 61-79 - Time to "refresh" the FE
FTE 61-79 - Re: C-4 tranny
Re: FTE 61-79 - Back-up lights
Re: FTE 61-79 - Back-up lights
FTE 61-79 - 289/302 parts interchange
Re: FTE 61-79 - I AM SO SCARED!!!!!!!
FTE 61-79 - header pictures
Re: FTE 61-79 - Texas truck for sale!
Re: FTE 61-79 - 289/302 interchangability
FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside
FTE 61-79 - Cummins B motor in 79 Ford pickup
FTE 61-79 - Re;Deacon
Re: FTE 61-79 - Back-up lights
FTE 61-79 - Truck (side trim)
Re: FTE 61-79 - Texas truck for sale!
FTE 61-79 - Independence Day
Re: FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside
RE: FTE 61-79 - Truck (side trim)
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: C-4 tranny
FTE 61-79 - Wanted: '79 brake rotors, drums, 460 parts
FTE 61-79 - 302/289 bellhousing bolt pattern
FTE 61-79 - '64 F100 Crew Rear Springs Update
FTE 61-79 - 64 Rear Brake Drums
FTE 61-79 - Back-up lights
FTE 61-79 - weather or not to restore
Re: FTE 61-79 - 289/302 parts interchange
RE: FTE 61-79 - Truck (side trim)
FTE 61-79 - Pro-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill in New Jersey
RE: FTE 61-79 - Truck (side trim)
FTE 61-79 - Re:Bronco Flooding
Re: FTE 61-79 - Pro-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill in New Jersey
FTE 61-79 - "Stepside" Ford
FTE 61-79 - 410
Re: FTE 61-79 - 410
FTE 61-79 - Disk convert and T19?
Re: FTE 61-79 - backup light switch
Re: FTE 61-79 - "Stepside" Ford
Re: FTE 61-79 - 410
Re: FTE 61-79 - 410
Re: FTE 61-79 - 410
Re: FTE 61-79 - "Stepside" Ford
FTE 61-79 - 8 foot stepsides
FTE 61-79 - 8 foot stepsides
Re: FTE 61-79 - 8 foot stepsides
Re: FTE 61-79 - 8 foot flairsides
FTE 61-79 - weather or not to restore
RE: FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside
Re: FTE 61-79 - 289/302 interchangability
FTE 61-79 - somewhat OT: Changing the auto trans filter
Re: FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside
Re: FTE 61-79 - somewhat OT: Changing the auto trans filter
Re: FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside
RE: FTE 61-79 - somewhat OT: Changing the auto trans filter
FTE 61-79 - I AM SO SCARED!!!!!!!!
[none]
FTE 61-79 - Tony's new truck.
Re: FTE 61-79 - Back-up lights
Re: FTE 61-79 - Truck
Re: FTE 61-79 - 73-79 Fleetside boxes
Re: FTE 61-79 - Midwest Fender
Re: FTE 61-79 - Truck (side trim)
Re: FTE 61-79 - Back-up lights
Re: FTE 61-79 - 390 Vacuum Advance

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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 06:04:11 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Texas truck for sale!

In a message dated 7/2/99 12:41:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time, varners usit.net
writes:

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

Hey watch your nomenclature! Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder! I have
an 8 foot Flareside on my 1966 F-250 4x2. I think it looks sweet. There
is something about the oak on those beds! I can't wait to re-wood mine.

Stock Man
1967 Galaxie 500 Convertible (in need of factory rims)
1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 06:21:32 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Time to "refresh" the FE

In a message dated 7/2/99 2:12:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time, rspasoje gte.net
writes:

> 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.
As a good first start I would invest in Steve Christ's Book, "How to rebuild
your Big Block Ford." This book is very thorough and has great information
and will help you understand the basics of rebuilding a very solid engine.
It discusses inspection of parts and the specs and tolerances. Worth reading
for anyone interested in the FE Series engine.

Stock Man
1967 Galaxie 500 Convertible (in need of factory rims)
1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 07:15:28 -0400
From: Steve Schaefer
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: C-4 tranny

> Hi people!
> I've been thinking about putting an FE360 C6 in my '73 F100 with the
> burned up C4 and put the 302 from it in my '66 Mustang that has a 289
> C4. I was talking about this with a guy that said the C4 in the Mustang
> wouldn't bolt to the 302 from the truck. From what I've read the 289 and
> 302 are completely interchangeable. Am I misinformed or is he talking
> out the side of his neck.
>
> Later!
>
> Deacon

Deacon,
There are 2 bellhousings used with the C-4 trannies. This is in relation too 2
different sized flexplates used on small blocks. I don't remember the exact size but
I believe on flexplate is 11" and the other is 13" or so. The easy way to tell the
difference in the C-4 trannies is by checking the location of the dipstick tube. The
smaller bellhousing has the dipstick going into the case while the larger C-4 has the
dipstick going into the tranny pan. The bellhousings do not interchange.

Steve
Too many projects, too little time (damn job thing)
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 07:47:31 -0400
From: jdklaers magicnet.net (PredFan)
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Back-up lights

So...I'm missing that piece then. Do you know what it's called so I can
order it?

>John,
>
> I looked at my 71 F250 that is pretty much original and found the plug
>to which you refer. It doesn't connect to anything; there is a short piece
>of wire with two male spade connectors that join the two female connectors
>that you mentioned. It is about 4 1/2" long, the same gauge as the wire
>coming into the plug, is blue and red striped, and has "CIMF-126.38-A SX
>FOMOCO" printed on it. Each end of the wire (spade connector) is plugged
>into one of the female connectors. Hope this helps.
>
>O.T. Johnson
> 71 F250 Ranger XLT Camper Special 360 C6 2V
>
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 07:49:07 -0400
From: jdklaers magicnet.net (PredFan)
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Back-up lights

I think that that is also part of my problem, but I need to solve them one
at a time.

>after you trace your wires, also check to make sure that your back up
>light terminals aren't corroded. then also make sure that the armature
>that actuates the saftey neutral switch is intact and not broke. it
>turned out that my truck problem after all was just the armature
>linkage.
>good luck and give me a buzz. like i said i had the same exact prob.
>bubba
>
>Oscar Johnson wrote:
>>

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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 07:54:06 -0400
From: "Serian"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 289/302 parts interchange

> I was talking about this with a guy that said the C4 in the Mustang
> wouldn't bolt to the 302 from the truck. From what I've read the 289
> and 302 are completely interchangeable. Am I misinformed or is he
> talking out the side of his neck.

From what I can tell by lookin at it, as well as with miscellaneous
references, the 302 is just a 289 that got a little bored. Everything
bolts up really nice between em, and its all interchangeable ... I even
have a '78 302 that has a '66 289 4V intake on it, so I would guess
that the fellow who sez the parts won't interchange hasn't spent
enough time in salvage yards yet.





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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 08:49:14 -0400
From: tfreeman murphyfarms.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - I AM SO SCARED!!!!!!!

I don't think you blew up anything. Everything is probably okay.

Like "Danger" said, I believe it's a gasket not doing its job.

I don't have the specs in front of me to re-install the distributor, but I'm
sure some one here knows how to do it off the top of their head.

I wouldn't worry to much.

- -Ted




All right i am so scared i was putting a 2 barrel intake on the car and
replaced all of the gaskets. Now i was putting the distribitor back in and
it wouldn't go all the way down so i turned it over so then it would pop in
and it did, then i come to find out the timing is now way off so i have been
trying to find the right spot for the distribitor, now after working on
this for about a hour or two trying to get it started, 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 help i am so scared that i did
blow it up, or is it a easy fix. Please give me all of the possibilites
that could of happened thanks.

Endroman







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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 08:52:14 -0400
From: James Oxley
Subject: FTE 61-79 - header pictures

Here is a couple more pictures of my headers and dual exh orientation.
Please excuse the oil leaks :-(.

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http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.thecore.com/~luxjo/BRONC_DETAILS/headdrivs.jpg

(note dent from oil pan :-)

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(gees, I think "everything" is leaking now)

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OX
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 09:11:28 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Texas truck for sale!

In a message dated 7/1/99 9:11:18 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
deddo centuryinter.net writes:

>

Actually, no. They did make a few long bed step sides, but man, are they
ugly! Ive seen Fords with them, and even a few Bowtoys.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 08:13:58 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 289/302 interchangability

> I've been thinking about putting an FE360 C6 in my '73 F100 with the
>burned up C4 and put the 302 from it in my '66 Mustang that has a 289
>C4. I was talking about this with a guy that said the C4 in the Mustang
>wouldn't bolt to the 302 from the truck. From what I've read the 289 and
>302 are completely interchangeable. Am I misinformed or is he talking
>out the side of his neck.
>
I've never heard of a 302 with a different bolt pattern ... not to mention
if you have the bellhousing for it, it should bolt right up ... someone
mentioned that the C4 had a removable bellhousing ? I don't know anything
about this, but if its true, then I don't see how you could have any
problems with the swap.

'course I always support an FE in a pickup too :)


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 08:14:24 -0500
From: Don Yerhot
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside

Hey Stu,
I resemble that remark!! My 74 F100 is a longbox, stepside, so ugly
that it looks cool. It does ride nice though. :~)

DonY
65F250-351W-435NP
74F100-351W-3 on-the-tree


appealing
to look at either!
8^)

Stu
Nuke GM!>

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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 08:31:35 -0500
From: "James L. Wiley"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Cummins B motor in 79 Ford pickup

Has anyone on the list ever put a Cummins B motor (Straight 6 like D*dg*
uses) in a 73 - 79 ford Pickup? Or know of someone who has?

I have a 1979 Ford 3/4 ton Crew cab pickup that I picked up at a wrecking
yard, and a Cummins B motor out of a 1990 D*dg* pickup. I was hoping to
buy some kind of kit from Cummins, but I am told nothing is available.
Although I will fabricate motor mounts if necessary, I was hoping someone
had already done that.

Thanks for any help

James L. Wiley
Wiley Tarleton.edu


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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 08:32:18 -0500
From: Don Yerhot
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re;Deacon

Deacon,
I think the guy is right. Here's why, The early 289's had a 5 bolt bell
housing, (1 bolt on the top) to my best recall, through 66, when they
switched over to a 6 holer. (2 bolt's on top) Hope this helps.

DonY
65F250-351W-435NP
74F100-351W-3on-the-tree (8 ft stepside)


I've been thinking about putting an FE360 C6 in my '73 F100 with the

burned up C4 and put the 302 from it in my '66 Mustang that has a 289
C4. I was talking about this with a guy that said the C4 in the Mustang
wouldn't bolt to the 302 from the truck. From what I've read the 289 and

302 are completely interchangeable. Am I misinformed or is he talking
out the side of his neck.>



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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 99 09:16:30 PDT
From: "jeff loosier"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Back-up lights

I have a 71 ranger with auto tranny and the switch that works the back =
up
lights is also the neutral safety switch, it mounts to the steering colum=
n under
the dash .There should be a pin that comes out of the column and works =
the
switch as you move the gear selector from one gear to the other .


I hope this helps Jeff

BTW If yours is like mine with the switch disconnected my truck
would start in drive so be careful.

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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 10:21:09 EDT
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Truck (side trim)

The bodyshop guy I've been working with told me I could pop rivet on the
plastic pieces that hold on the chrome.....Ol' Montana Mark and I did this on
the 77 and it works great.....

CJ
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 09:26:15 -0500
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Texas truck for sale!

>In a message dated 7/2/99 12:41:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
varners usit.net
>writes:
>
>> Nope. Seen a few 8 foot bed stepside beds in my day. Not very appealing
>> to look at either!
>> 8^)
>
>Hey watch your nomenclature! Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder! I have
>an 8 foot Flareside on my 1966 F-250 4x2. I think it looks sweet. There
>is something about the oak on those beds! I can't wait to re-wood mine.


Sorry Stock Man.......er uh, I don't mean to insult.......just another
shoe store opened in Stu's mouth.......hehehehe

8^)

Stu
Shoe proprietor
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 10:29:10 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Independence Day

Everyone has a 4th of July, but not everyone has an Independence Day to
celebrate. We gripe a lot about our Government, and most of the time we are
valid in our gripes, but we still have the best of the best Governments in the
world.

Happy Independence Day to you All. Stay safe and drive extra cautiously.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 09:30:15 -0500
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside

At 08:14 AM 7/2/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Hey Stu,
> I resemble that remark!! My 74 F100 is a longbox, stepside, so ugly
>that it looks cool. It does ride nice though. :~)

Don Y.-
Another new pair of shoes sold! Dang, business is good!!!
Sorry guys about the 8 foot bed remarks......They just really look awkward
becasue they are so rare.
Forgive me??

Stu


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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 08:26:33 -0600
From: "Miska, Richard L (Rick)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Truck (side trim)

I would think it would be a good idea to put silicone in the hole and on the
backside of the hole if possible before riveting for sealing
effect.........does anybody second that?

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The bodyshop guy I've been working with told me I could pop rivet on the
plastic pieces that hold on the chrome.....Ol' Montana Mark and I did this
on
the 77 and it works great.....

CJ
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 09:30:30 -0500
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: C-4 tranny

> > Later!
> >
> > Deacon
>
> Deacon,
> There are 2 bellhousings used with the C-4 trannies. This is in relation too 2
> different sized flexplates used on small blocks. I don't remember the exact size but I believe on flexplate is 11" and the other is 13" or so.


I was under the impression that 1965 and prior small blocks used a 5
bolt bellhousing, and 1966 and later used a 6 bolt bellhousing.
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 10:57:25 -0400
From: frenz.6 osu.edu (Dale Frenz)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Wanted: '79 brake rotors, drums, 460 parts

Anybody have a good pair of brake rotors salvaged from a '79 F-150
4x4? What about just an "average" condition one for the drivers side? What
about a reasonable place to buy new brake parts, etc.?

I had a caliper freeze up and burn what was left of the brake pads
off and the metal backing plates turned my rotor into a cheese grater.
Control your laughter, "the girlfriend" was driving Ruby at the time so I
take no responsibilty for driving around with "whats that funny metallic
sound?".

Thanks,
Dale

"Ruby" '79 F-150 Supercab 4x4

P.S. I'm still looking for any and all 460 parts. Let me know what
pieces-parts you have collecting dust. Thanks!!!!!


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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 10:58:09 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 302/289 bellhousing bolt pattern

Deacon writes: >>I've been thinking about putting an FE360 C6 in my '73 F100
with the
burned up C4 and put the 302 from it in my '66 Mustang that has a 289
C4. I was talking about this with a guy that said the C4 in the Mustang
wouldn't bolt to the 302 from the truck. From what I've read the 289 and
302 are completely interchangeable. Am I misinformed or is he talking
out the side of his neck.

I think (but not really certain) that he is talking out the side of his mouth.
The late 289's and 302 share the same bellhousing bolt pattern. The very early
289's and 260's and whatever it was at introduction (221 or ? something) had a
different blot pattern but I'm quite certain all the '66's and later are the
same as the 302.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 08:02:29 -0700
From: "Jeff Carver"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - '64 F100 Crew Rear Springs Update

Rear spring install update. Stopped by the shop
yesterday and found the truck in outer parking
lot, so there was a chance that it was done.
Yeah, right! They had gotten as far as installing
the rear springs, and hadn't yet tightened the
bolts yet!

It seems that the coachbuilder installed the
rear cab section in such a manner that the
forward rear spring bolt could not be removed, ever. there was about an inch of space to remove
a 4 inch bolt, so . . .
the shop 'adjusted' the body work in that area
to provide sufficient clearance to be able to
remove the rusted solid bolt. Good thing I
didn't try to do this on my own!
It would have been a nightmare. I'll have to
go under and do some coating on the bare metal.

It rides a little lower in the back without
the overload springs. Looks almost normal!

Love his answer when I mentioned that I had
not found a source for the front brake
cylinders. He said with a smile,
"It won't be a problem, it's a Ford".

Jeff
'64 F100 CrewCab


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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 08:05:51 -0700
From: "Jeff Carver"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 64 Rear Brake Drums

Now on to a rear brake drum question for
the '64 F100 CrewCab.

Were there two sizes of rear drums?
The shop mentioned that the rear drums
were narrower than they should be.
What would cause that? Could there
be any rear axle seal installation goof
I did to cause the brake drum to stick
farther out than normal? There is a gap
between the brake drum and the backing
plate that shouldn't be there. It still
seems to drive ok, but doesn't stop well.

I replaced the rear axle seal last year
due to leakage and it's possible I goofed
upon installation of the various bits and
left the brake drum sticking out a bit.

Any idea as to what's going on?

I talked to dad, and he doesn't recall that
the rear brake drums had ever been replaced.
He does recall that the front brakes were
constantly going out.

Jeff
'64 F100 CrewCab


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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 11:06:56 EDT
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Back-up lights

There is a switch (if its a four-speed, don't know where it is on autos) on
the top of the transmission to activate the reverse lights. Perhaps the plug
for this has come loose? Hope you don't have to pull off the transmission
hump inside to get to it....

CJ
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 11:30:03 EDT
From: TWL1911 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - weather or not to restore

i have purchased a 66 ford f-250 truck. it has a 4 spd manual trannyt and a
352 motor. the problem is right now that the truck has rust galore and the
bed is in terable shape and the cab needs some repair. the question is
shopuld i go ahead and tear it down and start working on it. also the bwed
seems to be in really bad shape and the tailgate does not work. i was wanting
ot pull the bed off and put a flatbed on because i might be getting a trailer
later on to tow a tractor on it. what should do any info is a apreciated
Travis
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 14:11:41 +0200
From: "Bill Brox"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 289/302 parts interchange

Sounds like the guy might mix 1964 and 1966,,,, as the early 289 had a
different bell housing bolt pattern,,, it changed somewhere on 1965
models,,, my Galaxie 65 has the old style...

Just a thought.

Bill Brox

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> From: Serian
> To: 61-79 FordList
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - 289/302 parts interchange
> Date: 2. juli 1999 13:54
>
> > I was talking about this with a guy that said the C4 in the Mustang
> > wouldn't bolt to the 302 from the truck. From what I've read the 289
> > and 302 are completely interchangeable. Am I misinformed or is he
> > talking out the side of his neck.
>
> From what I can tell by lookin at it, as well as with miscellaneous
> references, the 302 is just a 289 that got a little bored. Everything
> bolts up really nice between em, and its all interchangeable ... I even
> have a '78 302 that has a '66 289 4V intake on it, so I would guess
> that the fellow who sez the parts won't interchange hasn't spent
> enough time in salvage yards yet.
>
>
>
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 08:39:37 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Truck (side trim)

>The bodyshop guy I've been working with told me I could pop rivet on the
>plastic pieces that hold on the chrome.....Ol' Montana Mark and I did this
>on
>the 77 and it works great.....

Now you've got my attention! I haven't been following this thread, so I
apologize if this has already been answered, but just where are you
rivetting? The chrome to the clip? The clip to the sheet metal?


Dennis Pearson in Kennewick, WA

1962 Unibody, short box, big window--351C
1966 F250 Custom Cab, 352, 4-speed
1962 short stepside (big empty space under the hood)
I shortened this to only FT's

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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 11:42:21 -0400
From: James Oxley
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Pro-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill in New Jersey

If you need a full copy of the bill, let me know. Please pass on to
other lists.

OX

> LEGISLATIVE ALERT
>
> Pro-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill in New Jersey
>
> A bill (A.B. 3299) has been introduced in the New
> Jersey legislature that
> would prohibit local areas from implementing an
> ordinance or land use
> regulation that prevents automobile collectors from
> pursuing their hobby.
> Collector vehicles would only be required to be
> maintained and stored by the
> owner out of ordinary public view.
>
>
> We Urge You to Contact Your State Legislators in
> Support of This Bill
>
> A.B. 3299 provides safeguards for hobbyists to work
> on collector vehicles on
> private property.
>
> A.B. 3299 establishes reasonable provisions that
> vehicles be located out of
> ordinary public view by means of inside storage,
> fencing, trees, shrubbery,
> etc.
>
> A.B. 3299 allows collectors to conduct mechanical
> repairs and modifications
> to vehicles on private property.
>
> A.B. 3299 demonstrates a real effort by legislators
> and hobbyists to enact
> reasonable and fair compromise legislation.
>
>
> Contact your state legislators in support of this
> proposed legislation.
> This bill strives to protect vehicle enthusiasts and
> collectors in New
> Jersey. If you need assistance in determining who
> your legislators are,
> please contact the New Jersey Legislature’s General
> Information line:
> 609/292-4840.
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 10:46:35 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Truck (side trim)

>Now you've got my attention! I haven't been following this thread, so I
>apologize if this has already been answered, but just where are you
>rivetting? The chrome to the clip? The clip to the sheet metal?
>
Clip to the sheetmetal ... I think that's how mine are done as well, though
I haven't actually had the trim off to check, I figure it'll fall off
eventually and then I'll know ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 09:09:14 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re:Bronco Flooding

The spacer I'm using is phenolic - don't know why I
said rubber - feels
like a urethane bushing. When I stop the engine, the
carb is cool to
the touch, probably because of this spacer, but when i
feel it later,
its warmed up alot. The elec fuel pump is a Carter
with max
output of 5 psi, plus I've got a pressure regulator in
line also set at5. I
will check the timing.
The valve guides are bronze, not knurled; so if it is
oil, maybe a ring
cracked or something. Time to look at compress all
aroundagain, thanksCharles

Charles,
Cool fuel running thru insulated lines into an
insulated carb will keep the carb cool while running.
When the engine is shut off, the carb and fuel will
gradually heat up. The fuel will expand in the carb
and could overflow and cause flooding. Try lowering
the float level to allow for expansion.

How much oil do you use? a quart between changes is
normal. A quart per thousand is excessive. If you
valve guides are bad your usage should be higher than
normal. On the other hand, if your usage is near
normal you may just have some blockage of your oil
return and oil is seeping past your valves.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V


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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 11:17:39 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Pro-Hobbyist Inoperable Vehicle Bill in New Jersey

At 10:42 AM 7/2/99 , you wrote:
>If you need a full copy of the bill, let me know. Please pass on to
>other lists.
>
This thing is awesome ... of course we don't have any of the laws that make
this one necessary either, but if we did, it'd get my vote ... I'm sure
there's holes in it, but every little bit helps ...

Glad to see the states finally wising up and allowing "collectors" a little
more freedom ... sometimes it can get pretty bad, but I think out of the
general view will help a lot, that way the neighbors have to work it out
amongst themselves ...

'course my neighbors still refuse to wave at me when I'm in my truck ...
but when I've got my car I'm their best friend ... I just cackle with glee
when we get a foot of snow and can motor past their buried cars in my truck :)




Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 12:45:17 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - "Stepside" Ford

Stu writes: >>Nope. Seen a few 8 foot bed stepside beds in my day.
Not very appealing to look at either!

Of all the folks I DID NOT expect to see this reference to a
Ford Truck, was from You, Stu.. Flareside My boy Flareside
--- That is what Ford calls them. Those people you are
always trying to "Nuke" call them Stepsides.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 12:49:46 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 410

Rade >>First off -- welcome to the best of the best list.

You write: >>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?

You will also need pistons. The wrist pin location is .100" different.
The 410 is externally balanced, so that will be an issue, but any competent
machine
shop that does engine balancing can handle that.

Azie
Ardmore, Al


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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 10:09:24 -0700
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 410

Thanks for the info, I sort of figured the pistons would have to be changed
just from what i know about 351M/400 changes. Not that I plan on running at
any RPM over say 3000, but is it any advantage for the engine to be
internally balanced?

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
To: 61-79-list Ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 9:53 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 410


>Rade >>First off -- welcome to the best of the best list.
>
>You write: >>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?
>
>You will also need pistons. The wrist pin location is .100" different.
>The 410 is externally balanced, so that will be an issue, but any competent
>machine
>shop that does engine balancing can handle that.
>
>Azie
>Ardmore, Al
>
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 10:08:08 -0700
From: Mark Flynn
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Disk convert and T19?

Brakes:
Well; picking up parts at the yard today; to convert the '66 F250 to
power disk.

Basically; they tearing out most of the front end, (including the
I-Beams); along with the booster, master and proportion valve. It's
quicker for them, not to fool with the kingpins. Come to think of it; it
may be quicker for me not to fool with the kingpins also; and just swap
out the I-Beams, if they'll fit.

The donor is a '76 F250; and the junkyard is charging $400. Hey; it's
the SF Bay area ;^) Let ya'll know if anything interesting arises.

Tranny:
I'm still trying to locate a reasonably priced T19, (fully sync'd 4spd
with 5:11 1st). They seem to be pretty rare. Basically; I need to fix
the NP435 I now have (2nd doesn't sync); so I'd rather put the money
into a more drivable manual tranny, (can't convince myself to put in an
automatic).

I've heard that the T19 was used in '80 to '87 F250s and F300s. Does
this sound right, or does anyone know of a source on the West coast that
would accept a NP435 core, for a T19? Or for that matter; has anyone
done this swap before?

thx,
Mark

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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 13:07:38 EDT
From: Lion5859 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - backup light switch

Hi There,

No, you aren't sounding stupid, the backup switch on the C6
tranny is on the drivers side of the unit right above the shift linkage.
It's a round solinoid about a half inch to an inch in diameter and then
another piece right directly attached to the likage arm itself which is where
you adjust the positioning. I hope this was helpful to you and if you have
anymore questions, feel free to ask.

Maurice
76 E250 460ci 4bbl
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 12:19:33 -0500
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - "Stepside" Ford

Oops! Brain fart!

sorry Azie and others I have offended....heheheh

8^)

Stu
Shamed and downtrodden
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At 12:45 PM 7/2/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Stu writes: >>Nope. Seen a few 8 foot bed stepside beds in my day.
> Not very appealing to look at either!
>
>Of all the folks I DID NOT expect to see this reference to a
>Ford Truck, was from You, Stu.. Flareside My boy Flareside
> --- That is what Ford calls them. Those people you are
>always trying to "Nuke" call them Stepsides.
>
>Azie
>Ardmore, Al.

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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 13:19:05 -0400
From: tfreeman murphyfarms.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 410

Wow! This sounds like a recording of me! I put a 428 crank and rods in and
bought 410 pistons. So far so good! All the clearances are right in the short
block.

Good Luck!

- -Ted



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Thanks for the info, I sort of figured the pistons would have to be changed
just from what i know about 351M/400 changes. Not that I plan on running at
any RPM over say 3000, but is it any advantage for the engine to be
internally balanced?

Rade









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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 10:40:25 -0700
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 410

Did you notice much of a power gain from the extra 20 cubes?

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: tfreeman murphyfarms.com
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 410


>Wow! This sounds like a recording of me! I put a 428 crank and rods in
and
>bought 410 pistons. So far so good! All the clearances are right in the
short
>block.
>
>Good Luck!
>
>-Ted
>
>
>
>Please respond to 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>
>To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>cc: (bcc: Ted Freeman/MURPHY_FAMILY_FARMS)
>
>
>Thanks for the info, I sort of figured the pistons would have to be changed
>just from what i know about 351M/400 changes. Not that I plan on running
at
>any RPM over say 3000, but is it any advantage for the engine to be
>internally balanced?
>
>Rade
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 13:42:45 -0400
From: tfreeman murphyfarms.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 410

I don't have it in the truck yet! I'm waiting to get the heads done and I
should be ready! I'll let the list know when I get it done.

Later,

- -Benedict Ted (Sorry Stu!)



Did you notice much of a power gain from the extra 20 cubes?

Rade









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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 12:45:37 -0500
From: "Darryl Wright"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - "Stepside" Ford

>Of all the folks I DID NOT expect to see this reference to a
>Ford Truck, was from You, Stu.. Flareside My boy Flareside
> --- That is what Ford calls them. Those people you are
>always trying to "Nuke" call them Stepsides.


Guys;'

Don't blame Nancy for calling it a Stepside. I referred to it as one of
those. I will pay pennence for making that blunder. I used to own a few
Ch*v**s. Sorry.

LOL
Darryl
Tillie


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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 13:47:59 -0400
From: "J. Doss Halsey"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 8 foot stepsides

>At 11:08 PM 7/1/99 -0500, Stu wrote:
>Nope. Seen a few 8 foot bed stepside beds in my day. Not very appealing
>to look at either!

For some strange reason I find them attractive (in a fugly sort of way).
The step is a nice place to put your water jug and you can haul longer
lumber. We can't all have those good looking shortbed 4X4s, Stu.

Doss Halsey
68 F250 Camper Special, Ranger
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 13:47:59 -0400
From: "J. Doss Halsey"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 8 foot stepsides

>At 11:08 PM 7/1/99 -0500, Stu wrote:
>Nope. Seen a few 8 foot bed stepside beds in my day. Not very appealing
>to look at either!

For some strange reason I find them attractive (in a fugly sort of way).
The step is a nice place to put your water jug and you can haul longer
lumber. We can't all have those good looking shortbed 4X4s, Stu.

Doss Halsey
68 F250 Camper Special, Ranger
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 14:06:11 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 8 foot stepsides

In a message dated 7/2/99 2:01:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
halsey isl-inc.com writes:

> For some strange reason I find them attractive (in a fugly sort of way).
> The step is a nice place to put your water jug and you can haul longer
> lumber. We can't all have those good looking shortbed 4X4s, Stu.
>

Amen Brother Doss!

Stock Man
1967 Galaxie 500 Convertible (in need of factory rims)
1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 14:28:53 -0400
From: William A Whited
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 8 foot flairsides

Well lets see a pic of one of these trucks. Maybe
we can get Ken to post it on the page and have a "VOTE"
ugly or not ugly, it's been awhile since we voted on
something. What do ya say Ken?

- --
William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
77 F100 CUSTOM FLAIRSIDE 302
79 F100 EXPLORER SUPERCAB 302 (PARTS TRUCK)
"IT DON'T GTMO BETTER THEN THIS, SEMPER FI"


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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 14:26:57 -0501
From:
Subject: FTE 61-79 - weather or not to restore

TWL1911 aol.com wrote:
>the problem is right now that the truck has rust galore and the
>bed is in terable shape and the cab needs some repair

If you enjoy the work, then go for it. I find it very satisfying to work on
mine, and by the way, I get more opportunities to do so that I really
care to. Just about anything can be fixed but it there is more rust
than you can repair, finding replacement cabs and beds for a 66 is not
easy and certainly not cheap.

If you are just wanting to fix it because you think its a cheap way to
get a truck then I think you will find that it's not very cost effective.

And Im not just saying that hopping that you will sell the parts!
Bryan Kirking
66 Step Side
352 FE, 4 speed
Houston, Texas


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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 13:18:00 -0600
From: "Miska, Richard L (Rick)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside

I almost put a shortbed stepside bed on my crewcab, but finally found a wide
short bed, so now I dont have to. How ugly do you think a crew short
stepside truck would look.....



At 08:14 AM 7/2/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Hey Stu,
> I resemble that remark!! My 74 F100 is a longbox, stepside, so ugly
>that it looks cool. It does ride nice though. :~)

Don Y.-
Another new pair of shoes sold! Dang, business is good!!!
Sorry guys about the 8 foot bed remarks......They just really look awkward
becasue they are so rare.
Forgive me??

Stu


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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 14:19:41 CDT
From: Jett Rink
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 289/302 interchangability

289s and 302s use the same block and have the same bore, but the 302 has a
slightly longer stroke. Wherever a 289 can go a 302 can go as well.

Remember, if it's free it can't be all bad.


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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 16:20:59 -0500
From: "Smith, Brian"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - somewhat OT: Changing the auto trans filter

Dear list,

My mechanic, whom I trust, told me something strange the other day.
We were talking about Automatic Transmissions and I mentioned that I was
about to change the filter and fluid in my 1987 Pontiac Bonneville (aprox.
86,000 miles) and he said the if it has never been changed that I should not
change it not or it may not shift correctly after it is changed. Something
about the new fluid cleaning up the insides of the transmission. He said
that this happened on another GM product and he was then told by a
"transmission guy" that this has been happening. Have any of you all heard
of this? My question is this, my trans fluid is old (i.e., smells bad)
should I change the fluid and not the filter or change the filter and not
the fluid or do none of the above? Has anyone ever heard of this happening
in a ford tranny? (required FTE content)

Brian H. Smith
1959 TR3
1972 Spitfire IV
1977 TR7
Lake Charles, LA

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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 15:58:19 -0700
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside

Well a step side might be ugly, but for true ugliness I think the utility
box on my short bed crew cab takes the cake.

Rade
- -----Original Message-----
From: Miska, Richard L (Rick)
To: '61-79-list ford-trucks.com'
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 12:21 PM
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside


>I almost put a shortbed stepside bed on my crewcab, but finally found a
wide
>short bed, so now I dont have to. How ugly do you think a crew short
>stepside truck would look.....
>
>
>
>At 08:14 AM 7/2/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>Hey Stu,
>> I resemble that remark!! My 74 F100 is a longbox, stepside, so ugly
>>that it looks cool. It does ride nice though. :~)
>
>Don Y.-
>Another new pair of shoes sold! Dang, business is good!!!
>Sorry guys about the 8 foot bed remarks......They just really look awkward
>becasue they are so rare.
>Forgive me??
>
>Stu
>
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 18:05:14 -0700
From: "Danger"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - somewhat OT: Changing the auto trans filter

Brian H. Smith wrote...

> My mechanic, whom I trust, told me something strange the other day.
> We were talking about Automatic Transmissions and I mentioned that I was
> about to change the filter and fluid in my 1987 Pontiac Bonneville (aprox.
> 86,000 miles) and he said the if it has never been changed that I should
not
> change it not or it may not shift correctly after it is changed.
Something
> about the new fluid cleaning up the insides of the transmission. He said
> that this happened on another GM product and he was then told by a
> "transmission guy" that this has been happening. Have any of you all
heard
> of this? My question is this, my trans fluid is old (i.e., smells bad)
> should I change the fluid and not the filter or change the filter and not
> the fluid or do none of the above? Has anyone ever heard of this
happening
> in a ford tranny? (required FTE content)
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First of all, I'm not a "tranny guy" but,...

If the fluid has that many miles on it and "smells bad", I'd think the
best thing to do is to change it. I'd consider installing a trans oil cooler
(if you don't have one already) at the same time as the oil & filter change.
If there is a difference in the way the transmission shifts after an oil
change, can't that be easily adjusted externally?

Danger


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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 20:08:10 -0400
From: "Ted and Sarah Freeman"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside

I like the looks of the old utility boxes on an older truck.

- -Ted

- -----Original Message-----
From: Radoje Spasojevic
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 8:00 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside


>Well a step side might be ugly, but for true ugliness I think the utility
>box on my short bed crew cab takes the cake.
>
>Rade
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Miska, Richard L (Rick)
>To: '61-79-list ford-trucks.com'
>Date: Friday, July 02, 1999 12:21 PM
>Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - 8ft stepside
>
>
>>I almost put a shortbed stepside bed on my crewcab, but finally found a
>wide
>>short bed, so now I dont have to. How ugly do you think a crew short
>>stepside truck would look.....
>>
>>
>>
>>At 08:14 AM 7/2/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>>Hey Stu,
>>> I resemble that remark!! My 74 F100 is a longbox, stepside, so ugly
>>>that it looks cool. It does ride nice though. :~)
>>
>>Don Y.-
>>Another new pair of shoes sold! Dang, business is good!!!
>>Sorry guys about the 8 foot bed remarks......They just really look awkward
>>becasue they are so rare.
>>Forgive me??
>>
>>Stu
>>
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 17:23:02 -0700
From: "Southerland, Rich"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - somewhat OT: Changing the auto trans filter

Brian H. Smith wrote...

> My mechanic, whom I trust, told me something strange the other day.
> We were talking about Automatic Transmissions and I mentioned that I was
> about to change the filter and fluid in my 1987 Pontiac Bonneville (aprox.
> 86,000 miles) and he said the if it has never been changed that I should
not
> change it not or it may not shift correctly after it is changed.
Something
> about the new fluid cleaning up the insides of the transmission. He said
> that this happened on another GM product and he was then told by a
> "transmission guy" that this has been happening. Have any of you all
heard
> of this? My question is this, my trans fluid is old (i.e., smells bad)
> should I change the fluid and not the filter or change the filter and not
> the fluid or do none of the above? Has anyone ever heard of this
happening
> in a ford tranny? (required FTE content)
............

I'm not a "tranny guy" either, but I've been told that when the fluid is
that old, it has particles of clutch and metal particles suspended in it.
When the fluid is changed, those particles are gone and the "friction" those
particles gave to keep the car moving isn't there and it slips or doesn't
work at all.

I have the same transmission in my '86 C*ev Celebrity, with over 200K.
Around 110K it was slipping pretty badly going into O/D. As a last ditch
effort, I changed the filter/fluid and added a can of K&W Trans-X. It
hasn't slipped since. Normally I laugh at those "mechanic-in-a-can"
products, but it worked well for me.

I agree with Danger that you should change it now though (and every 25-30K
from now on).

Rich
'77 E150
'67 F100
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 20:56:25 -0700
From: "O'Connor"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - I AM SO SCARED!!!!!!!!

The post didn't say what engine they were having trouble putting the
distrubutor in; but I'll guess that it's an FE. In my FE, it never wants
to go in the first try. I simply take a nut driver and put in down on the
hex shaft in the block and turn it slightly- then try- then turn- then try
etc. It goes in in about 3 to 4 tries.

Tim 1966 F100 Custom Cab 352 V8 Power Steering & Manual Overdrive
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 22:48:27 -0400
From: "George W. Selby, III"
Subject: [none]

Well I came across a drunk redneck in a similar truck to mine tonight. We
was weaving and going 35. The Explorer in front of me passed him. (He had
wired up taillights wrong, reverse lights were on all the time). I went to
pass him, and did, but he came up right behind me and passed me again, then
backed off to 35. I was pretty sure I was going to be faster, so I passed
him again, and sure enough he tried to prevent it but couldn't. (HA HA)
Anyway, at about 70, my clutch started slipping real bad, and upon
further testing down the road, my clutch starts slipping at that speed. So
the questions are:

What kind of clutch should I get? NP 435 tranny 4x4

The arm connected to the frame had holes in it for the shift linkage.
These holes are worn almost to the edge of the arm. Are replacement arms
available, or should I weld up the holes to just fit the bushing I already
have in there?

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

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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 20:19:16 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Tony's new truck.

>Dana-44 HD front, Dana-60 Rear, 4:10's, Divorced NP205 transfer, NP435
>ranny,

Same drivetraian as my 76.Bullet proof

>was able to swing the
>transfer case back and forth on it's mount about 2 inches...

After you replace the mounts,round up a t-case brace and hdwe.off
of a auto. equipped 250.

>I would really like to have a 300 in it (blasphemy, I know!) but if I >an get away with rebuilding the
>360 for the same price, I'll keep it with an 8.

blasphemy?? a300 is still a Ford in my book
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Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 23:21:33 -0500
From: "Oscar Johnson"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Back-up lights

John,

It looks to me like you could make one of these connectors by taking a
4" piece of the same gauge wire and attaching male spade connectors to the
ends of it. Seems to me that all it does is connect the two sides of the
plug in question unless it's one of these "fusible/fusable links" that Ford
uses. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

Regards,
O.T. Johnson
Prattville, AL
71 F250 Ranger XLT Camper Special 360 2V C6

You wrote:


>So...I'm missing that piece then. Do you know what it's called so I can
>order it?
>


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Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 00:46:43 EDT
From: IanBoss69 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Truck

Wish currently my truck has no trim on it, its a custom and i think all were
like that, but im not sure,

Ian
79 F250 4x4 4spd 351M
members.aol.com/ianboss69/page/home.htm
True Blue Ford Blue
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Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 00:50:34 EDT
From: IanBoss69 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 73-79 Fleetside boxes

Midwest Fender Warehouse 1-614-751-3100
near columbus ohio,

Ian
79 F250 4x4 4spd 351M
members.aol.com/ianboss69/page/home.htm
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Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 01:01:56 EDT
From: IanBoss69 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Midwest Fender

the address is 2040 South Hamilton Rd, columbus ohio, the zip isnt listed
in the phone book so if you give them a call you should be able to find it
out easily, 614-751-3100,

Ian
79 F250 4x4 4spd 351M
members.aol.com/ianboss69/page/home.htm
True Blue Ford Blue
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Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 01:09:35 EDT
From: IanBoss69 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Truck (side trim)

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