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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - RE: Emissions Testing
Re: FTE 61-79 - what is this hole in my manifold ?
FTE 61-79 - Need help with axle swap
FTE 61-79 - 352 in '64?
FTE 61-79 - HP & TQ
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: 534 engine
FTE 61-79 - Hello
FTE 61-79 - exhuast for a 352
FTE 61-79 - Wooo Hoooo!!!, another reason 78's Bronco's RULE!!!!
FTE 61-79 - submerged
FTE 61-79 - re- brake/turn signals
FTE 61-79 - door lock
Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.
Re: FTE 61-79 - Hello 78 SuperCab
Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.
FTE 61-79 - How to tell a 300 from a 240?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.
Re: FTE 61-79 - How to tell a 300 from a 240?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.
Re: FTE 61-79 - Starting problems
Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.
Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.
Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.
FTE 61-79 - 9 Inch Rear End
FTE 61-79 - Re: Submerged
FTE 61-79 - Rebuilding 360 to 390
Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.
FTE 61-79 - Grindin' gears/352
FTE 61-79 - Grindin' gears/352
FTE 61-79 - 352 Engine
Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.
Re: FTE 61-79 - 9 Inch Rear End
FTE 61-79 - hole in the manifold

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 07:38:39 -0400
From: "George W. Selby, III"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: Emissions Testing

Apperantly on a 78 f-150 400M the only emissions part required is a PCV
valve. Just had my truck inspected and everything else was checked NA for
not applicable.

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

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 09:59:21 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - what is this hole in my manifold ?

In a message dated 7/16/99 8:17:43 PM Pacific Daylight Time, donb ficom.net
writes:


? >>

your sensor for your temp gauge should go there.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 09:59:55 EDT
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Need help with axle swap

Hi Joe,

Good work on putting in the new axle, its the only way to go!

You know you'll now need new tie rods as well since the tapers for the ball
joints are different.

Also, to fix the side-to-side difference, you need to buy an adjustable track
bar. I got mine from Superlift and it worked great. Remember to order the one
for the 79, not the 68, I think they make three different models.

Also, with the disc brakes, I guess you already know about getting a new
proportioning valve as well...When you do this, you can route doubles brake
lines to the front, meaning a separate line to each wheel (like the 3/4 ton
4x4s) or you can do the single drop down and split at the differential...

Let me know if you have any questions!

CJ (Colorado Jeff)

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 10:00:02 EDT
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 352 in '64?

Just thought I would mention that I've been hauling gravel with my 67 1/2 ton
that has a totally stock 352.....with 2700 lbs of rock, this engine pulled
the load up those hills like they weren't even there....so your're right,
Ted, the 352 is great engine!!!

CJ
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 09:06:18 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - HP & TQ

> Diesels don't make much horsepower because they don't wind up very high.
> Horsepower is a function of torque at a given RPM.
> I don't remember the exact formula, but that is how it works.

Torque is a measurement of momentary force, horsepower relates that
force to time and distance.

Torque will give you a mearurement of an engines potential ability to
work(breakaway), horsepower will measure the work over an interval(to
maintain momentum). There's been a discussion over the importance of
torque opposed to horsepower. This is relational to application. As
said in a previous post a big truck replaces the need for more
horsepower with gears and weight, and with that relationship in balance,
it will only need X HP to maintain momentum. Any more would be nice to
have, but will come at a cost of fuel economy. That's a big issue in
fleet trucking, the 315 or 350 HP Cummins and a 9 speed w/3.70 rears
will be found in most of your fleet trucks, while your independants will
go for a 425-500HP Cat with a double overdrive and 3.55's, and rarely
goes in the "big hole". Both are pulling about 80,000 lbs, and the 315
will get around 6 MPG, the Cat 4.5to 5. The reason why there's a
difference in philosophy, is the same reason we love our 12 MPG
behemoths, while the rest of the world is getting 30. We like having
more than we need, it's cool.

I like Mr. Rudolph Diesel's idea of spontaneous combustion, and the
concept of governed runaway power(that's why diesels make so much torque
off idle, without a governor they would quickly destroy themselves)and I
think you could build a turbo-diesel to make alot more horsepower than
you are used to seeing from them. They will always have to be built
more robustly than a gas engine, but it could be done. With computer
controls and a big "whistle" it could be a killer.

Emmissions will always be a problem though, that's why I bet you never
see the diesel reach it's potential in mass-production. They will also
always be noisy, and cost more to maintain. That's the price, but I
think if you run something everyday for 8 hrs at a time it needs to be a
diesel. They pay off in that application. Other applications are more
difficult to justify. But to each his own, I like 427 SOHC motors in
'61 Starliners myself. May never have one, but man they're cool.
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 10:04:43 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: 534 engine

In a message dated 7/16/99 9:59:55 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
georgeram stic.net writes:


is what gets you from point A to point B. >>

But let us not forget, its gobs of low end torque that cause you to whip your
head back, and usually scare the crap out of any timid passengers.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 10:42:23 +0000
From: "Pete Brunelli"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Hello

Hello,
I am new to the list and just checking in. The name is Pete and the truck is a
'78 f250 explorer super cab with 400m/c6/np205, 4.11s, and all stock. It has
been nicknamed the "battlestar" by the folks who have to deal with it in the
parking lot at work, where it doesn't fit into any of the spaces. Next to the
97 f250 super cabs that they use at work it looks very huge. A great truck and
daily driver for me.

Issues that I am dealing with:

np205 only works in 4wd, so I run it with the front hubs unlocked.

The 2bb is in need of a rebuild, and I'm thinking about dropping the
Edelbrock Performer 400 with Holley 600 that i have for it on there. I
have been told that I will wish that i had just rebuilt the 4150... any
opinions?

It needs a bed, or a rebuild of the current bed since the floor is rotted
thru and the tailgate is awol.

Good List, nice to see a group focussing on these great trucks,
Pete in CT
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 09:42:55 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - exhuast for a 352

> Hey all
> i would like to know what i could do to make my truck sound like there really
> is something under the hood and yet i dont want to sound cheesy. i have a 352
> motor and just manifolds and single exhaust i belive its 2 1/2 inch but im
> not sure. would headers be the way to go and glass packs or what. any info is
> greatly apreciated

I'd just put a set of 2 1/4 duals through turbo mufflers on it. It's
not expensive to do, and you don't have to hassle with headers. They
can really be a pain for starters, especially if you do much highway
driving. The heat is unreal. Of course there are ways to shield and
ablate the heat. You'd have to decide if the extra power (30-40 lbs ft
torque, and 30-40 HP or thereabouts) is worth the hassle. I've got
them on my '65, and you have to drop the right one to change starters.
FE's really like headers though, you can't believe the difference.
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 10:40:24 -0500
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Wooo Hoooo!!!, another reason 78's Bronco's RULE!!!!

>>Do you know if California has different laws?

Ox was talking to the EPA. That means Feds. Texas and a couple other states
had some big trouble a few years back for not agreeing with the
Feds...........

State law can not void federal law. States can be more strict, but not less
strict.

- -- John
jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom LWB Regular Cab 351M C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 10:44:50 -0500
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - submerged

>> It would more likely be the case that if its totalled then the insurance
company keeps the vehicle and fixes it and sells for a profit. Thats why
they would want to keep it.
Dave
Australia

Sorry, Dave. We had our fill of that here in the States. It is called
insurance fraud. If that is the game, it is the local boys, not State Farm.
They are a national, reputable company. Don't get me wrong, they will pay as
little as they can get away with, but they are probably not trying to make a
profit on the truck, just minimize their claim payment.

- -- John
jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom LWB Regular Cab 351M C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 08:56:21 -0700
From: sparky mail.island.net
Subject: FTE 61-79 - re- brake/turn signals

>Yes, exactly that. Either a solid piece of plastic or a piece of red lense
>inserted above the backup area. The solid would block off the area, the red
>lense would allow the whole thing to show red from the turn signal/brake,
>but still show white from the backups. A mirrored coating of some type on
>the backup side of the divider would probably make the backups brighter,
>too. I figure a hacksaw ought to cut about the right width of slit.
>
>I have this notion that I should probably pick up an extra tail light unit
>or two to experiment on.

Thanks for the input, it is great advice. I checked my turn signals last
night and the reverse lights do light up, although not as bright as the
"real" reverse lights. But I would bet they would be bright enough to be
illegal in some states/provinces.
I will experiment some more on my practice tail light unit, I also decided
to pickup a spare unit to "play" with in case I screwed it up. A hacksaw
blade should be the correct size and will be easier on the plastic housing
than a power saw :) Now the hunt begins for the right plastic separator, I
think I will use a solid one and try to mirror coat it. Maybe I could glue
aluminum foil to it.......... hhhhhhmmmmmm

Sparky
73 F250
4x4 390FE


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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 11:00:52 -0500
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - door lock

>> Hi all,

Now, I've got something to wonder about. My '65 F-100 has one door lock, it
sits on the passenger door, and won't work... but the tricky part is that
on the drivers side there is no lock, and no hole in the door for a lock
either.
How is this possible..... ???

Please help me....

Bill

Bill,

There are sevral possibilities:
1. Cheaper than two.
2. For safety's sake you are supposed to get in and out of the right door
when you parallel park. In the 60's, parallel parking was a lot more common
than it is today. No lock on the driver's door encourages you to get out the
passenger door. Ford had a big push for safety in the early 60's before the
US government started legislating seat belts, etc.
3. 1 and 2 tell why you only have one lock. It doesn't work because it's
broke. :-)

- -- John
jlagrone ford-trucks.com
1979 F150 Custom LWB Regular Cab 351M C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 09:00:47 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.

Bill Brox wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Now, I've got something to wonder about. My '65 F-100 has one door lock, it
> sits on the passenger door, and won't work... but the tricky part is that
> on the drivers side there is no lock, and no hole in the door for a lock
> either.
> How is this possible..... ???
>
> Please help me....
>
> Bill

Door locks were an option for some time. The idea behind 1 door lock on the
passenger side was that a person would lock the drivers door from the inside
and then get out the passengers side on the safe sidewalk.

Laters

- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net
99 Contour
63 F-100 4x4


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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 09:19:46 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Hello 78 SuperCab

Pete Brunelli wrote:

> Hello,
> I am new to the list and just checking in. The name is Pete and the truck is a
> '78 f250 explorer super cab with 400m/c6/np205, 4.11s, and all stock.
>

Wow, that's great. There was a little talk a while back about Super Cab and Crew
Cab( nobody even think about....) and you would have been the envy of all.

>
> Issues that I am dealing with:
>
> np205 only works in 4wd, so I run it with the front hubs unlocked.

I don't think this is really an issue. The positions are 2Hi, 4Hi, N and 4Low.
If I am missing the point here fill me in.

>
> The 2bb is in need of a rebuild, and I'm thinking about dropping the
> Edelbrock Performer 400 with Holley 600 that i have for it on there. I
> have been told that I will wish that i had just rebuilt the 4150... any
> opinions?

I personally would go with an all Edelbrock combo. You will find others here of
the M power persuasion who will be loads of help.

Welcome
- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net
99 Contour
63 F-100 4x4


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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 12:53:07 EDT
From: WEDIVE247 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.

In a message dated 99-07-17 03:49:08 EDT, you write:


either. >>

My 64 doesn't have holes ether side. I'm thinking that someone may have
drilled the hole and installed a later year door lock ?????
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 11:55:44 -0500
From: "Brett L. Habben"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - How to tell a 300 from a 240?

Folks,
How do you tell a 240 from a 300? I ran across a clean looking 6 for
$200. The owner is not sure whether it's a 240 or a 300. Are there any
external markings or casting numbers to look for? Or do I have to
resort to the wire-down-the-plug-hole-measure-stroke method?
Thanks,
Brett
Super75
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 13:05:34 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.

In a message dated 7/17/99 12:56:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
WEDIVE247 aol.com writes:

>
> My 64 doesn't have holes ether side. I'm thinking that someone may have
> drilled the hole and installed a later year door lock ?????

My thoughts exactly----remember through 1967 the door lock was activated by
the same handle which opens the door. As far as I know there a lock
mechanism came standard on both doors. In 1968 the door locks became a
seperate push pull knob.

Stock Man
1967 Galaxie 500 Convertible (in need of factory rims)
1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 13:16:30 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - How to tell a 300 from a 240?

In a message dated 7/17/99 12:57:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
bhabben juno.com writes:

> Are there any
> external markings or casting numbers to look for? Or do I have to
> resort to the wire-down-the-plug-hole-measure-stroke method?

AFAIK there are no tell tale external signs unless you were one of the lucky
ones to have the engine ID tag still attached. However, that is easily
changed so in reality it is no guarantee. The 6-240 and 6-300 share the same
bore size. (4.00) The stroke is 3.18" and 3.98" respectively. Given the
difference in length, I would think that the easiest way to identify which
one you have will be to "guage" the length of the stroke through one of the
spark plug holes.

Stock Man
1967 Galaxie 500 Convertible (in need of factory rims)
1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 13:43:35 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.

>
>
>Bill Brox wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Now, I've got something to wonder about. My '65 F-100 has one door lock, it
>> sits on the passenger door, and won't work... but the tricky part is that
>> on the drivers side there is no lock, and no hole in the door for a lock
>> either.
>> How is this possible..... ???
>>
>> Please help me....
>>
>> Bill
>>>The idea behind 1 door lock on the
passenger side was that a person would lock the drivers door from the inside
and then get out the passengers side on the safe sidewalk.

My '64 has them on both sides. I've heard of only one before also for the
same reasons.

Ted Wnorowski
Bellevue,OH

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 14:46:48 +0200
From: "Bill Brox"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Starting problems

Would you consider an intermittent hammer on the dash ??? ,,, lol ,,, and
adjust the frequency as needed....

Sorry, just one of my silly jokes... I wish I had my electric system
fixed.


Bill


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> From: IanBoss69 aol.com
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Starting problems
> Date: 15. juli 1999 05:53
>
> In a message dated 7/14/99 4:45:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> IanBoss69 aol.com writes:
>
> > ok i cant find a ground from the engine to the frame anywhere, i looked
for
> > an half hour, under, over, to each side of the engine, cant find
nuttin.
> > anyways i got a new solinoid/starter wire today, lights decided to
come
> back
> >
> > on after i had the starter tested again and installed the new wire,
and
> > hooked up the battery
> ok i dont know why it only posted half of it, but, heres the rest I
tried to
> start it after the lights came on, clicked a few times, stopped, lights
went
> bye bye, hit the dash in frustration, lights came back on, tried to start
it
> again, bye bye lights, hit it again, lights back on, did this several
times,
> lights also came on when i fiddled with the key in the switch. im
starting
> to consider a rewiring project, i figure it cant get any more screwed
up...
>
> Ian
> 79 F250 4x4 4spd 351M
> members.aol.com/ianboss69/page/home.htm
> True Blue Ford Blue
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 20:12:55 +0200
From: "Bill Brox"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.

Oh my oh dear,,, here's my English again....

I obviously should have told you all that there is no way to lock the doors
from the inside either... so the truck is open, all the time, even on
sundays,,, and Christmas eve,,, There is simply no way to lock the cab, and
anyone that want can come and sit in my truck whenever and wherever they
want.

I am fully aware of the fact that the one lock on the passenger side needs
a different key from the one in the ignition key.

I have been thinking if there are any ways to get a lock kit, two door
locks, and one ign. switch that share the same key...

Hey, this is tricky for me, never seen such an old pickup truck in my life
before....

By the way, I hear some call the pickup truck "effie". Is that for a
special year, or model, or ... ???


Bill


>
> >
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> Now, I've got something to wonder about. My '65 F-100 has one door
lock, it
> >> sits on the passenger door, and won't work... but the tricky part is
that
> >> on the drivers side there is no lock, and no hole in the door for a
lock
> >> either.
> >> How is this possible..... ???
> >>
> >> Please help me....
> >>
> >> Bill
> >>>The idea behind 1 door lock on the
> passenger side was that a person would lock the drivers door from the
inside
> and then get out the passengers side on the safe sidewalk.
>
> My '64 has them on both sides. I've heard of only one before also for
the
> same reasons.
>
> Ted Wnorowski
> Bellevue,OH
>
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 11:15:22 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.

Ted Wnorowski wrote:

> >>>The idea behind 1 door lock on the
> passenger side was that a person would lock the drivers door from the inside
> and then get out the passengers side on the safe sidewalk.
>
> My '64 has them on both sides. I've heard of only one before also for the
> same reasons.
>

My 63 has the Custom Cab options witch I included the key lock on both sides. I
picked up a 65 for parts one time and only had 1 lock the same with another 63 I
once had (long story) So I did some looking around and that was the most common
theme so that's what I go by.

Laters

- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net
99 Contour
63 F-100 4x4


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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 14:26:24 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.

At 08:12 PM 7/17/99 +0200, you wrote:
>>
>I have been thinking if there are any ways to get a lock kit, two door
>locks, and one ign. switch that share the same key...
>
>Hey, this is tricky for me, never seen such an old pickup truck in my life
>before....
>
>By the way, I hear some call the pickup truck "effie". Is that for a
>special year, or model, or ... ???
>
>
>Bill
>
Hey Bill,
There are lock sets available from just about every place that sells
Ford Truck parts. Mac's, Autokrafters, just about all of them sell them
that way. That's the way I set mine up, one key fits all.
An "effie" refers to the "F" series pickup.

Ted Wnorowski
Bellevue,OH

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 14:19:54 -0500
From: "Shane"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 9 Inch Rear End

I have a 1978 F-150 it has a 9 inch rear end and it is clunking really bad.
I also have a 9 inch from a 1976 Torino that is in good condition I was
wondering if the pods are interchangeable between these, a shop told me that
they weren't interchangeable but a friend of mine insists that they are.
Help would be appreciated. Thank you.





Shane

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 18:33:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Submerged

The Insurance Co. will sell it to a dealer in a state
where records of flood damage are not kept. Then the
dealer will clean it up and sell it to a wholesaler in
another state, who will wholesale it to a retailer in
your neighborhood and your neighbor will pay a good
price for a vehicle that will rust out in six months.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V

>It would more likely be the case that if its totalled
>then the insurance company keeps the vehicle and
>fixes it and sells for a profit. Thats why
>they would want to keep it.
>Dave

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 18:35:19 EDT
From: SMOKEY5209 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rebuilding 360 to 390

I am ready to start rebuilding my 360 to a 390 and am looking for suggestions
from all of you for a cam and intake selection. I am looking for something
with a fairly decent idle but will be a stump puller and build horsepower
from off the line to about 5500 RPM. All suggestions will be appreciated.
Also any other hints or tricks to do.
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 15:45:02 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.

Bill Brox wrote:

> Oh my oh dear,,, here's my English again....
>
> I obviously should have told you all that there is no way to lock the doors
> from the inside either... so the truck is open, all the time, even on
> sundays,,, and Christmas eve,,, There is simply no way to lock the cab, and
> anyone that want can come and sit in my truck whenever and wherever they
> want.
>
> I am fully aware of the fact that the one lock on the passenger side needs
> a different key from the one in the ignition key.
>

You mean that even if you push the door release handle from the inside it
doesn't lock? That is with the door closed not open. I thought that they all
had at least that. If you don't have the key for the 1 lock then I guess you
might be out of luck. There are some places that have replacement door locks
(key locks). They should be linked from the Ford truck site or might even have
an advertisement running. A good locksmith should be able to make a key to fit
your lock or have all the locks keyed the same.

The door locks, or rod from the door handle might have come loose inside the
door. No wait if the rod came loose you wouldn't be able to open the door from
the inside ;). This is going to take some further looking into.

- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net
99 Contour
63 F-100 4x4


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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 19:03:10 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Grindin' gears/352

> >My 4 spd. shifts smooth as butter,except for when
> >downshifting from 4th to 3rd.It won't go without grinding.
> >Clutch?Syncros?(It's not operator error:)
>
> What year is your truck? Is your tranny a T-18?

>What kind of oil are you running?

Found out today it has 80-90wt. in in it.I'm going to try some 50wt.
and see if that helps.

> I was hoping he was right when he said he had an original
> 352 in a '64 and was hoping he had a one of a kind truck since the >352 wasn't offered till later.

> It just has to be a bummer when you think you have one thing and find >out you have another.

Not always,I bought a truck from a guy who swore it had a 390 in it and
found out later it was a 428.
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 19:03:17 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Grindin' gears/352

> >My 4 spd. shifts smooth as butter,except for when
> >downshifting from 4th to 3rd.It won't go without grinding.
> >Clutch?Syncros?(It's not operator error:)
>
> What year is your truck? Is your tranny a T-18?

>What kind of oil are you running?

Found out today it has 80-90wt. in in it.I'm going to try some 50wt.
and see if that helps.

> I was hoping he was right when he said he had an original
> 352 in a '64 and was hoping he had a one of a kind truck since the >352 wasn't offered till later.

> It just has to be a bummer when you think you have one thing and find >out you have another.

Not always,I bought a truck from a guy who swore it had a 390 in it and
found out later it was a 428.
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 23:40:53 -0400
From: Garry Bowling
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 352 Engine

I was just wondering how many of you folks out there are still running
the 352. My 67 has 352 which I rebuilt and bored 30 over back in 95.
With the exception of a slight oil leak. The engine is one very strong
engine...Also, the engine is the original engine.
Garry Bowing
garrya bellsouth.net
67 F100 long bed

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Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 00:25:12 EDT
From: WEDIVE247 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Door locks.

In a message dated 99-07-17 14:14:18 EDT, you write:


I obviously should have told you all that there is no way to lock the doors
from the inside either... so the truck is open, all the time, even on
sundays,,, and Christmas eve >>


In that case I'd have to say that you are missing the tiny S shaped piece of
metal that connects the door meckanisium to the outside door lock inside the
door itself .You can get rebuild kits for that, or you might try the
bone-yard.Good hunting.
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Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 01:28:40 -0500
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 9 Inch Rear End

Shane wrote:
>
> I have a 1978 F-150 it has a 9 inch rear end and it is clunking really bad.
> I also have a 9 inch from a 1976 Torino that is in good condition I was wondering if the pods are interchangeable between these.


The center section from the Torino should bolt up to your truck rear end
with no problem. The axles are probably what you'll have trouble with.
If the splines on the axles are the same, use your truck axles with the....


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