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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - 300 engine
Re: FTE 61-79 - anybody have an idea, polishing aluminum
FTE 61-79 - RF - G5TR ???
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Extaordinary Ford Trucks!
Re: FTE 61-79 - 352 Engine
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Extaordinary Ford Trucks!
FTE 61-79 - 429/460 oilpan
FTE 61-79 - Car Welfare
Re: FTE 61-79 - Thermactor? Whats this thing do?
FTE 61-79 - Hood ornaments
Re: FTE 61-79 - bed liners and dash covers
Re: FTE 61-79 - Car Welfare and Hood Ornaments
Re: FTE 61-79 - New truck
Re: FTE 61-79 - Thermactor? Whats this thing do?
FTE 61-79 - 240-300 preferences
Re: FTE 61-79 - Car Welfare
FTE 61-79 - curve kits for distributors
FTE 61-79 - Exhaust
FTE 61-79 - Stealing old Fords
FTE 61-79 - Whine in radio
Re: FTE 61-79 - Car Welfare
Re: FTE 61-79 - FT and Duraspark.
Re: FTE 61-79 - Extraordinary Ford Trucks
RE: FTE 61-79 - Car Welfare
Re: FTE 61-79 - FT and Duraspark.
RE: FTE 61-79 - RE: Jeep 360 no Ford content
Re: FTE 61-79 - Reviving a slumbering van, the saga continues...
Re: FTE 61-79 - Extraordinary Ford Trucks
FTE 61-79 - EGR Valve
Re: FTE 61-79 - EGR Valve
FTE 61-79 - Lousy timing
Re: FTE 61-79 - Lousy timing
Re: FTE 61-79 - Hood ornaments
FTE 61-79 - Re: Exhaust
Re: FTE 61-79 - Exhaust
Re: FTE 61-79 - Thermactor? Whats this thing do?
Re: FTE 61-79 - 240-300 preferences
FTE 61-79 - Bed liners and dash covers
FTE 61-79 - Antenna
FTE 61-79 - 460 Linclon Swap
Re: FTE 61-79 - Bed liners and dash covers
FTE 61-79 - cams for 390
FTE 61-79 - Centurian
FTE 61-79 - Matching Gears
FTE 61-79 - RE - anybody have an idea, polishing aluminum
Re: FTE 61-79 - Matching Gears
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Extaordinary Ford Trucks!
FTE 61-79 - Re: Reviving a slumbering van (gas tank)
Re: FTE 61-79 - Matching Gears
Re: FTE 61-79 - Whine in radio

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 07:14:54 -0400 (EDT)
From: rustytruck webtv.net
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 300 engine

I have a 1978 F100 with a 300 that is getting very tired after a few
hundred thousand miles, and found an engine from a 1993 truck, also a
300. Question: Will my intake manifold fit this engine? Mine is
carbureted, and the one I found is fuel injected, and I would not have a
clue how to hook up all that computerized stuff. The engine only has 5K
miles, and comes with a 5 speed tranny, all for 600 dollars.

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 07:28:34 -0400
From: "Ted and Sarah Freeman"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - anybody have an idea, polishing aluminum

You can either have the pieces sent out and have reanondized or if you can
strip the anondized coating off with "No Bake" oven cleaner. Spray it on,
let it sit for about 5 min and check. Repeat as necessary until all of the
aluminim is a dull grayish color. Once you've finished getting the coating
off....polish-polish-polish. I start with a buffing wheel with a stainless
steel polish on it. If takes some of the rough aluminum off and any
residual anondized coating. Then I use another wheel with a softer buff
with Red Rouge polish, next do the same with white rouge. Then I hand
polish with Wenol. This should give you a mirror finish on the aluminum.
At this point I usually paint the black back into the locations that had
black before. I usually use the black trim paint from dupli-color. Once
you have it the way you want it to look, protect it with a coat of nylactic
(sp?). You should have some very nice looking aluminum. It won't be
factory looking but will turn heads.

- -Ted


> the front grille shell on both my 78's are pretty dull and also the side
>molding, does anyone have a way to polish the aluminum pieces to make them
>look good again?
>i've tried some of the aluminum polishes but nothing has helped yet.
>
>also still looking for door cups for armrest on 78.
>
>and i still have the 351 w performance parts for sale,
>
>thanks, jeff grant


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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 13:33:49 +0200
From: "Bill Brox"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RF - G5TR ???

Hi,

On the left side of the tranny oin my F-100 I find the casting number
RF-G5TR on the first line. Actually it is on the rear part of the tranny,
the housing that is boltet to the main housing.

Does anyone recognize this number ???

It is not an OD tranny, it seems it has been replaced. The OD wire is
clamped to the frame.
I need to know this, because I need a new speedometer wire + drive gear and
everything. It's just the hole there, not even a plug in it. Also need to
find out what oil I shall put in it.

The whole tranny is very short, about the same lenght on the main housing
and the extension housing.


Bill



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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 07:53:57 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Extaordinary Ford Trucks!

In a message dated 7/20/99 10:16:13 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
IanBoss69 aol.com writes:


ford van you can hear a high pitched whine in the signal that is somehow
linked with the engine RPMs, >>

This is an easy one. That noise is Alternator noise. The simplest solution
is to make sure your folks are runnin Resistor spark plugs. If they already
are, a simple noise reduction filter can be purchased at your friendly
neighborhood Radio Shack.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 07:15:01 -0500
From: "Corey Johnson"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 352 Engine

whereabouts would you be located.. I have been interested in comparing trucks
with people in person..
I got a '66 f100 w/352" also.
location Arlington,Tx




> Tim 66F100, SWB, 352, Custom Cab, Power Steering and Manual O/D
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 06:24:48 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Extaordinary Ford Trucks!

Thanks for your message at 01:12 AM 7/21/99 EDT, IanBoss69 aol.com. Your
message was:
>I'd think you'd get better reception if you ran it under the headliner,
being
>further up and away from most of the moving parts, i know that in my parents

If you want to listen to local stations only, then you could try that.
There is a reason the antenna is mounted outside, relatively free of
obstructions--so radio waves have a better chance of hitting it. The best
reception would be on your roof with 360 degrees clear of any
obstructions. The more you put between the antenna and the radio signal
(especially metal), the less reception of signals.


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: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:40:58 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 429/460 oilpan

Harley writes: >>Azie, would this also work to convert an oil pan from
automobile style for a
429 to truck style to fit in a 72 F-100?

Let me 1st say that I'm not the least bit familiar with the pre '73. Most of
the ones I work on and ALL of mine are '73 - '79. I think the basics are the
same for frames and clearances, but am not at all sure of it. Any pan that fits
a 460 will also fit a 429. If your '72 is 2wd, I think the car pan will work.
Please notice I said I think it will. I'm not sure. If your '72 is 4X4, then I
feel fairly comfortable in saying you need the rear sump oil pan and accompaning
parts I described.

Hope this helps a bit.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:48:52 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Car Welfare

Wish writes: >> so maybe we should have sort of a "car welfare"
program where some of the money is dogeared to fix their cars for them so
they aren't polluting as much ???

Somebody get over to this guys place and call the guys in the white coats to
come get him. Some Congressman is gonna read this and get this W E I R D
thought and next thing you know Congress will be M A N D A T I N G that each
State have this car welfare program.
May God help us.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:01:26 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Thermactor? Whats this thing do?

>Sadly, I was born without any mechanical ability at all. Despite my parents
>best efforts, it was clear that I was "mechanically disabled." My wife has
>prohibited me from fixing things around the house and forbid me from using
>hand tools around the children.

I'm sorry to hear that, some of us refer to that as being "mechanically
declined" (as opposed to inclined :) I'm not sure which would be more
frustrating, that or like one of my friends who we have nicknamed "Tim" as
whenever he works on something he manages to hurt himself, just like Tim
Taylor (Allen) on the show Home Improvement.

>But, in an effort to better myself, to reclaim my masculinity and to prevent
>my son from suffering as I have, I'm trying to learn about my 67 F100. And
>so, I've come to the masters, the wise men of the FTE 61-79 list for
>information.

Well I think you've got that masculinity back just by driving a 67 F100 :)
One of my co-workers said they give you your b***s back when you turn in
your minivan :)

>My question:
>What is the Thermactor pump. Is it the round canister that I see on the
>right side of my stock California 352? I see that it has tubes of some sort
>running down the sides of the valve covers. Just wondering what the function
>of this unit is and does it require any particular maintenance?

Sounds about right ... if memory serves me it is attached to an AIR pump on
the lower portion of the motor (ie under the alternator on a 352) ... as
for maintenance, I don't think there's much you can do to it, except
replace it, or take it off if you don't have to worry about originality or
emissions ...

Enjoy the truck, and keep us up to date with how things are going with it ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 10:06:32 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Hood ornaments

Bas writes: >>Only the early bronco's have little bronco's on the side, but you
do not have the pleasure of looking at those while driving.

I never really thought looking at the rear end of a Bronco(donkey) was that
"Cool". I grew up on a farm in Tennessee and I remember several Summers and
early Falls following a Mule down a corn or cotton middle. I never enjoyed
that. Don't want one on my vehicle.

To each his own.. Just kidding you Bas, but not about the growing up and
looking at the rear end of a mule.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:06:08 -0500
From: "John R. Austin"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - bed liners and dash covers

I bought the dash cover that's available from JCWhitney for about $90. They
are made specifically for the vehicle. Mine went on a 67 F100. It fit very
well, looks good. You glue it down with silicone. Sitting in the Texas sun,
I'm surprised that it hasn't cracked (as per guarantee) in 3 years. It did
buckle up just a tad but that might have been because I didn't do a good
enough job of gluing and clamping when I put it it. I'm very satisfied.

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From: Brent Cole
To: Truck List
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 1999 4:45 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - bed liners and dash covers


> Has anyone tried the do-it-yourself roll on bed liner yet? And if so how
> did it look compared to the over priced spray on job? How do you think it
> would look on the floor of a cab? Also has anyone used a plastic dash
cover
> instead of spending the $260 for a new one? Does it look cheesey or
should
> I just save my pennies for a new pad?
>
> Thanks
> Brent
>
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:14:01 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Car Welfare and Hood Ornaments

At 08:48 AM 7/21/99 , you wrote:
>Wish writes: >> so maybe we should have sort of a "car welfare"
Azie writes:
>come get him. Some Congressman is gonna read this and get this W E I R D
>thought and next thing you know Congress will be M A N D A T I N G that each
>State have this car welfare program.

Hehehehe...I knew it was pretty far fetched, but the white coats ? Why do
you think I'm "hiding" in this non-emissions testing state ? :) Even
scarier is the fact that I came up with this while I was sober!

Azie writes:
>Just kidding you Bas, but not about the growing up and
>looking at the rear end of a mule.

you grew up ? what was wrong with you ? I thought you still played with
trucks like the rest of us, but I guess you've had to start "working" on
them now huh ? :)

sorry Azie, just had to kid you a little, seemed like you needed it :)


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:16:05 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - New truck

>to go and look. The truck is a 1976 F150 4x4, 360/390, NP435, NP205,
>power steering, power brakes, disc brakes up front, dual exhaust, NO
>tank behind the seat. Not sure what the gearing is because tags are
>missing on both pumpkins. I'm not sure how much of this is standard, but
>for the price, I couldn't pass it up (This is all stuff I had planned to
>do to my 1970 F100 4x4).

Congratluations on the new truck, it sounds like a pretty cool one ( I know
I'm jealous! ) I would bet that most of that stuff is stock, nothing
sounds too far out of line to me anyway ... also with the 360 (for it to be
stock with a 4x4 it has to be a 360) you have the only year they put in
elec. ignition ...


>Now all I have to do is figure out what to do with all these trucks! I
>now have 4 4x4's. One is a parts truck, and 3 are driveable. I figure
>I'll finish stripping out my '69 and get that hauled off, but the rest
>I'm not sure about. I don't know whether I want to keep the '70, or take
>the lift, tires, and engine out of that and put them in the new truck,
>or build them both up, or, or oh, I dunno.....
>
Life's full of tough choices .... or would "I wish I had a problem like
that" be a better phrase ?

;)
Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:17:43 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Thermactor? Whats this thing do?

> As far as I know the
>system is only used in conjunction with a catalytic converter, but I could
>be wrong.

Nope, in the CA emissions equipped cars they were out as early as 65 that I
know of, maybe even before that for the bigger motors ... seems silly that
the trucks were getting it already then though ... but I know I've seen
fully restored CA 'stangs that have this system on even a 289!


Just my 2cents

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 10:11:47 -0400
From: David Henderson
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 240-300 preferences

Brett writes:
>Dave,
>Check out Keith Black's Silv-o-lite piston selection:
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://kb-silvolite.com/silvtoc.htm
>No less than eight different pistons to choose from! OK, which one?

Brett:

Looking at the list, I would choose a piston based upon the following:
1) If you're going to use the 240 head to up compression, choose one of the
lower compression pistons. 11:1 is high enough.
2) Choose one of the pistons for the year and model application you're building
for.
I personally do not have experience with the K-B Silv-O-Lite pistons, so I do
not really feel confident in specifying a specific piston for you. I put
Badger pistons in mine since that was what came with my engine rebuild kit. So
far I really like them and the truck has plenty of power. Just do what you
like! (besides, if you choose something different from either Tony M or myself,
you're only adding to the knowledge base for these engines).

As far as head and block variations, I do not think there were any, at least in
the years covered by this list. The donor engine for my '79 was out of a 1981
E-350. The casting numbers on the block and head were the same as the ones on
the stock engine and the head casting number was also the same as casting
number on a 300 head from 1976 (the head from my donor engine was cracked, it
was free ;^) ). I think the only real differences in these engines is in the
head (either 240 or 300) and crank (either 240, 300 light duty iron, or 300
heavy duty steel).

If you're going to spend the money on a good 300 steel heavy duty crank and a
good 300 head, you might be better off finding a donor 300 that came out of one
of the heavy duty trucks (F and E series 250-350). As Azie can attest to, some
of the super duty trucks (F600-F800) also have the 300 I6, which is probably
still the same block (I think). There should be plenty of these engines around
and they probably are not all that expensive. Good Luck!!

Dave H

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 16:33:45 +0200
From: "Bill Brox"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Car Welfare

Best way ever to solve the pollution problem, or in fact the energy problem
would be to bring back family farming and small local communities where
people don't need to drive like maniacs to work and back home again once a
day. It will maybe bring some warmth back in human hearts too... less
stress, less need for hospitals and so. And the cars would last longer, and
pollute less.

In Norway it is named centralizing,,, a BIG UGLY word....

Try to imagine how much transportation we have today. We transport ourself
to death. Cars, trucks, rail, air, sea.... it is a long endless
transportation, and the last is that there shall be no warehouses, all the
goods shall be on the way from point A to point B. Ford has no parts in
Norway. A few things at the local dealers, rest is in Sweden... so for
every little part they need to get it shipped by air if a hurry, of by
road.

In fact this is having warehouses on wheels, moving all day long. That eats
gas and diesel like a huge monster.

Ouch,,, here I go again.... sorry.....

Bill

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> From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Car Welfare
> Date: 21. juli 1999 15:48
>
> Wish writes: >> so maybe we should have sort of a "car welfare"
> program where some of the money is dogeared to fix their cars for them so
> they aren't polluting as much ???
>
> Somebody get over to this guys place and call the guys in the white coats
to
> come get him. Some Congressman is gonna read this and get this W E I R D
> thought and next thing you know Congress will be M A N D A T I N G that
each
> State have this car welfare program.
> May God help us.
>
> Azie
> Ardmore, Al.
>
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 10:30:38 -0400
From: David Henderson
Subject: FTE 61-79 - curve kits for distributors

I have a question for the list.

Are the springs and weights in all of the V-8
distributor curve kits the same? Would they be the same as for a I6? I'm
asking since I need to recurve my distributor (after-market cam has way
different advance curve from stock) and Clifford Performance does not seem to
sell the kits for the I6 anymore (although they will recurve you distributor
for a "nominal" fee). I have checked with Summit, Dennis Carpenter, NAPA,
Advance, Auto-Zone, Car-Quest, etc... and they can get a kit for the V-8s but
not for the I6s. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Dave H

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 08:25:07 PDT
From: "Christopher Denson"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Exhaust

Travis,
This setup sounds like mine on my '67 with a 352. Since my truck is a
Camper Special with the auxliary tank, they routed the 3" exhaust down the
passenger side and it comes out in front of the wheels. It's less pipe than
taking it straight out the back which means less expensive. It does good
for me, I like it.
Hope this helps.

Chris in San Diego
'67 F100 Custom Cab Camper Special
352/Cruise-O-Matic

>Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 17:31:26 EDT
>From: TWL1911 aol.com
>Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Exhaust
>
>Hey all
>i know your probaly tired of my exhaust questions but i ran into something
>i never saw before and i would like any input on it. i met a guy who had a
>65 f-250 with a 390 in it. he had 2 1/2 inch exhaust out of his manifolds
>and then after his glass packs he upped it to a 3 inch exhaust. then it
>bends around and comes out before the tires but it is pointed out like you
>would have it behind the wheels. and it sounded real good to. if any one
>know if this a good setup let me know thanks a lot
>Travis


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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 11:29:12 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Stealing old Fords

Garry writes: >>I retrieved it from a field in 92. As of now it is in new
condition. I do not like to leave it alone in a parking lot. I fear it
could easily be stolen

If you guys/gals haven't seen this truck, you just can't understand. It is
immaculate in every respect. Lots and Lots of hours have been spent
meticulously putting everything the way we all should want ours to be.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 12:01:11 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Whine in radio

Ian writes: >>i know that in my parents
ford van you can hear a high pitched whine in the signal that is somehow
linked with the engine RPMs, the whine has a higher pitch to it with more
rpm's and it "shifts" with the transmission, weird huh?

This is most likely an "Alternator whine". Usually can be cured with the
correct(and I don't remember what range that is) Capacitor on the regulator.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:13:40 -0700
From: "Sam Weatherby"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Car Welfare

I think some cars deserve maintenance more than some people deserve free
money....
-srw

Sam Weatherby http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://insert.com/sammy
SWeatherby UsWest.Net A-SamWe Microsoft.com
'70 Grabber Sportsroof Mustang
'65 F100

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To:
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 6:48 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Car Welfare


> Wish writes: >> so maybe we should have sort of a "car welfare"
> program where some of the money is dogeared to fix their cars for them so
> they aren't polluting as much ???
>
> Somebody get over to this guys place and call the guys in the white coats
to
> come get him. Some Congressman is gonna read this and get this W E I R D
> thought and next thing you know Congress will be M A N D A T I N G that
each
> State have this car welfare program.
> May God help us.
>
> Azie
> Ardmore, Al.
>
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 18:40:36 +0200
From: "Bill Brox"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - FT and Duraspark.

Hi,

Has anyone tried to use the upper part of a 302 Duraspark distributor on a
lower part 352 FT distributor ???.... came to think of that today... the
302 Duraspark dist. would be so much easier to find around everywhere.
In other words, take the pickup and plate from the 302, and also the upper
shaft part. The part that turns when the centrifugal system advance the
timing.

Was I silly now ????????... have never compared them...


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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 18:46:43 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Bas van der Veer
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Extraordinary Ford Trucks

> Anyway, has anyone here ever had a 20+ year old ford truck stolen?
>
> My 67 F100 was stolen in 1988. My aunt still owned the vehicle but my
> brother was driving it. He and his partner owned a sports bar and my

> condition. I do not like to leave it alone in a parking lot. I fear it
> could easily be stolen.

I leave my bronco at the train station every day, it is a huge parking lot
and most people park near the tracks - where there is nobody around and
they can hide inbetween the cars. For that reason I always park in the
open, next to the (busy) road. I am hoping they won't touch it there
because there are people driving by and the police patrols too now and
then. They actually apprehended me once because they thought I was
stealing my own vehicle :)

I suppose there are some things you can do to immobilise your vehicle
easily, like taking the coil wire with you or disconnecting the
transmission shifter linkage. Maybe even put a clip on the fuel line. But
none of those really classify for something you'd do all the time. If I
ever buy a new ignition system, maybe I should get one with anti-theft
facilities. Of course all this doesn't keep them from stealing stuff out
or off of it.

The world would be so much better if people had some respect for others
and their property.

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:46:22 -0700
From: "Southerland, Rich"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Car Welfare

Ummm, guys...

The great commonwealth of California already has one of these.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.smogcheck.org/000076.htm

Must be nice. Wonder why it costs so much to live here. Think I'm gonna
quit my job so I don't have to pay for fixing my truck.

> Wish writes: >> so maybe we should have sort of a "car welfare"
> program where some of the money is dogeared to fix their cars for them so
> they aren't polluting as much ???
>
> Somebody get over to this guys place and call the guys in the white coats
to
> come get him. Some Congressman is gonna read this and get this W E I R D
> thought and next thing you know Congress will be M A N D A T I N G that
each
> State have this car welfare program.
> May God help us.
>
> Azie
> Ardmore, Al.
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 10:06:38 -0700
From: "Radoje Spasojevic"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - FT and Duraspark.

Why not just use a distributor from a '76 FE engine, they came equipped with
electronic ignition.

Rade
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From: Bill Brox
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - FT and Duraspark.


>Hi,
>
>Has anyone tried to use the upper part of a 302 Duraspark distributor on a
>lower part 352 FT distributor ???.... came to think of that today... the
>302 Duraspark dist. would be so much easier to find around everywhere.
>In other words, take the pickup and plate from the 302, and also the upper
>shaft part. The part that turns when the centrifugal system advance the
>timing.
>
>Was I silly now ????????... have never compared them...
>
>
>Bill
>
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 12:48:11 -0400
From: "George W. Selby, III"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - RE: Jeep 360 no Ford content

Ok, but it had to have been swapped in at some point in time (they do share
bellhousing patterns). No post 72 Cherokee left the lot with anything
other than a AMC V8 or I-6.

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

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From: David Henderson [SMTP:DaHende3 VT.Edu]
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 1999 10:03 AM
To: George W. Selby, III
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: Jeep 360 no Ford content

George:

It actually was an International, as attested by the sticker on the air
cleaner that said "International" and the sticker on the valve cover that
said
"International" ;^). That was an awesome engine. it could take some heavy
abuse and still run fine. The block on that thing was HUGE, almost as big
as
the 460 I had in an '85 F-250. I had a lot of fun in that Jeep!!

Dave H

"George W. Selby, III" wrote:

> Yes Jeep used whatever they thought was the most heavy duty at the time
> (they later switched to Torqueflite 727 trannies, like in mine).
>
> Now to the crux of the matter, while International and AMC engines share
> bellhousing patterns, the V8 engines made by both manufacturers are NOT
the
> same. People often think the AMC 360 and the Ford 360 are the same, too.
> (AMC V8 sizes: 304, 343, 360, 390, 401; International V8 sizes: 304,
345,
> 360, 392) Incidentally the AMC 360 uses a Motorcraft carb, two and four
> barrel and mine has a Motorcraft 4350 from a 460 (it bolted right up)
they
> also use Ford ignition and electrical components, and Chrysler steering.
>
> George Selby
> 78 F-150 400M, 4 on floor, 4x4
> 82 Jeep Cherokee 360 AMC
> 86 Audi 4000CS Quattro
> IsuzuG prodigy.net
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 13:03:07 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Reviving a slumbering van, the saga continues...

At 09:32 AM 7/20/99 -0700, you wrote:
I
>have this stuff called gasoline stabilizer, which is an additive that is
>supposed to keep gas good for years and years. It is made for motors that
>are stored for extensive periods of time. I am planning on storing my truck
>for a couple of years, and want to avoid having troubles like this van
>does. Does anyone have experience with this stuff?

I use Sta-Bil in all my power equipment, ie. mowers, chainsaw,
weedeater. I put it in a 5K generator that we have for emergencies. We lost
power for about 12 hours about a week ago. The generator hadn't been
started for about a year and a half. (Out of sight out of mind.) Anyhow, it
fired right off on the second pull.
Hope this helps,
Ted Wnorowski
Bellevue,OH


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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 19:08:27 +0200
From: "Bill Brox"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Extraordinary Ford Trucks

I have thought about an antitheft device... unscrew a spark plug, mount an
adapter in the hole with a rod down to the piston connected to a wire up
the steering cloumn and a suitable steel piston on the end and carved in,
"I am a Ford thief". So, when they try to start the engine, the piston hit
the rod, the piston in the middle of the steering wheel stamp "I am a Ford
thief" in the forehead of the thief.
Also there should be taken a photo of the thief a little after the forehead
is hit. Can you imagine the look in his face.... Just try to imagine... It
will look surpriced, the better the speed of the starter, the more
surprised... not to mention those engines that fire up when the first
piston hits TDC..... ROFLOL !!!!!!!!!!!!

Better than a cartoon..... roflol....

What a photo to take to court....


Bill


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> From: Bas van der Veer
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Extraordinary Ford Trucks
> Date: 21. juli 1999 18:46
>
> > Anyway, has anyone here ever had a 20+ year old ford truck stolen?
> >
> > My 67 F100 was stolen in 1988. My aunt still owned the vehicle but my
> > brother was driving it. He and his partner owned a sports bar and my
>
> > condition. I do not like to leave it alone in a parking lot. I fear
it
> > could easily be stolen.
>
> I leave my bronco at the train station every day, it is a huge parking
lot
> and most people park near the tracks - where there is nobody around and
> they can hide inbetween the cars. For that reason I always park in the
> open, next to the (busy) road. I am hoping they won't touch it there
> because there are people driving by and the police patrols too now and
> then. They actually apprehended me once because they thought I was
> stealing my own vehicle :)
>
> I suppose there are some things you can do to immobilise your vehicle
> easily, like taking the coil wire with you or disconnecting the
> transmission shifter linkage. Maybe even put a clip on the fuel line. But
> none of those really classify for something you'd do all the time. If I
> ever buy a new ignition system, maybe I should get one with anti-theft
> facilities. Of course all this doesn't keep them from stealing stuff out
> or off of it.
>
> The world would be so much better if people had some respect for others
> and their property.
>
> Bas.
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 12:17:39 -0500
From: JOHN E DOLSON
Subject: FTE 61-79 - EGR Valve

Does the 390 I'm installing in my 76 F150 need an EGR valve? the engine
is a 1972 and does not have the hole in the intake manifold that would
match the hole in the EGR spacer, therefore I don't think the EGR would
work correctly any way, right? should I just plug the hose that leads
from the EGR tho the carb? Will this effect anything? will not having EGR
effect my truck passing inspection? could I just hook up the EGR even
though it wouldn't work? If I don't need EGR what kind of carb spacer
should I use?


Also, I know this sounds stupid, could some one tell me how to set the #1
cylinder on TDC, on a 390

Any help would be appreciated

John Dolson
Jefferson City, MO
1976 F150 Ranger XLT

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 13:45:47 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - EGR Valve

>Does the 390 I'm installing in my 76 F150 need an EGR valve? the engine
>is a 1972 and does not have the hole in the intake manifold that would
>match the hole in the EGR spacer, therefore I don't think the EGR would
>work correctly any way, right? should I just plug the hose that leads
>from the EGR tho the carb? Will this effect anything? will not having EGR
>effect my truck passing inspection? could I just hook up the EGR even
>though it wouldn't work? If I don't need EGR what kind of carb spacer
>should I use?
>
Whoa are you in luck! If for some reason you decide you need the EGR, I
HAVE A 76 INTAKE FOR YOU! I assume of course that you're talking about a
4V since you're talkin about a 390 ... I have the intake with no EGR plate
to put on it, only a fifth hole, check out my rebuild page :
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://ranger3.cc.iastate.edu/rebuild.html for some pics of the manifold.
And being in MO, I could probably even deliver it or meet you part way if
you were interested (trust me you don't want to pay shipping on one of these!)

It depends on your local laws as to whether or not it will pass inspection
without the EGR equipment, if it will pass without it, do you want to get
rid of the plate you have ?!?!?! If that will fit my manifold I would be
interested, not because I need it, but because its hard to sell a manifold
without a spacer plate, especially if its an EGR system .... anyway I'm not
sure how much help I'll be with setting it up as mine has never been hooked
up, and now has no provisions for it....

>
>Also, I know this sounds stupid, could some one tell me how to set the #1
>cylinder on TDC, on a 390
>
It should work the same for any motor, if you want a quick and dirty
method, pull the spark plug and have someone (with a wrench on the motor,
or turning the fan if that works on your vehicle) roll the motor over until
you feel the pressure on your thumb go up quickly, if you run it over a
couple of times you'll know what the compression stroke feels like. At
this point, keep turning the motor until the harmonic balancer says 0, this
should be TDC.

If you want to know more about the FE's, there's a book about how to
rebuild it by Steve Christ that is excellent and has tons of information.


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 15:06:09 -0400
From: David Henderson
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Lousy timing

Well....

I just got off the phone with Clifford Performance. They no longer sell any
distributor recurve kits, nor will they tell you if any other "available" kits
will work (e.g. using one from a V8 Ford on a I6). The only two solutions
they give are:

1) purchase a new distributor from your local parts house ($80
since you do not have a core...i.e. want to keep driving..., yet). Then mail
the distributor to sunny CA and have them recurve the distributor to the tune of
$130. Then they mail it back to you. Total cost could exceed $230 (with
shipping) and who knows how long.

2) Purchase an already recurved Mallory distributor, from them, to
the tune of $151. Total cost could exceed $160 and probably one weeks time in
shipping.

I think I'll save up for number 2. In the meantime, I'll have to deal with a
lousy advance curve (have to set timing for either low end performance, high
end performance, or mid throttle performance...but not all three or any two.)
and fairly poor fuel economy (it could be better). Just some more experiences
for those who are contemplating upgrading the performance of their in-line 6s.

Dave H

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 15:05:44 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Lousy timing

>2) Purchase an already recurved Mallory distributor, from them, to
>the tune of $151. Total cost could exceed $160 and probably one weeks time in
>shipping.
>
>I think I'll save up for number 2. In the meantime, I'll have to deal with a
>lousy advance curve (have to set timing for either low end performance, high
>end performance, or mid throttle performance...but not all three or any two.)
>and fairly poor fuel economy (it could be better). Just some more experiences
>for those who are contemplating upgrading the performance of their in-line 6s.
>
Have you checked with summit or jegs? they may have the same part cheaper.
Online they are at www.summitracing.com or www.jegs.com ... if you don't
see it listed, call them, they can probably beat about anyone's prices for
this stuff, if they can't I think they will match it. If you have part
numbers ahead of time things will go quicker too ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 15:53:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Pat Brown
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Hood ornaments

Azie smiled and typed:
>
> I never really thought looking at the rear end of a Bronco(donkey) was that
> "Cool". I grew up on a farm in Tennessee and I remember several Summers and
> early Falls following a Mule down a corn or cotton middle. I never enjoyed
> that. Don't want one on my vehicle.
>
Thanks, Azie. Like I really needed coffee all over my keyboard
and monitor :-)
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 15:57:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Exhaust

Travis wrote:
> he had 2 1/2 inch exhaust out of his manifolds and then after his glass
> packs he upped it to a 3 inch exhaust.

wish wrote:
> Have you seen Mark's page ?
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacifier.com/~draco/SandersonHeaders.html

Except that mine is a single 3" pipe after a two inlet muffler. When I
bought my truck it had dual 3" pipes coming off of mufflers that had
2 1/4" inlets and outlets. The PO did this purely for looks. I wish he
would have spent his money properly maintaining the truck instead of
adding useless modifications.

This is a good opportunity to say that after living with the Flowmaster
for a while, I am not sure I made the right decision. It is really loud
at idle and quiets down at speed. I pulled over one day to talk to my
neighbor who was in his front yard and had to shut it off because it was
so loud I couldn't hear him talk. The sound it makes at speed is pretty
tinny. Mufflers like Super Turbos would have a lower rumble at speed
and quieter idle.

Bottom line is, I am happy with the way it sounds from inside the truck,
but if you care what it sounds like to other people I would consider
something else.


Mark in Southwest Washington
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 01:42:58 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Bas van der Veer
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Exhaust

> he's even got sounds at the root page (www.pacifier.com/~draco) so you can
> hear that awesome system roar...

My right muffler is starting to get tired, and I think it has a loose
plate or so. At low speeds it kind of resonates, which is not loud but
makes a very very low hum, it almost tickles your ears, I like it :)

I have some videos of me four wheeling but then (especially with a cheapo
TV) you don't hear it anymore.

I have one where I was at almost 10k ft altitude and the guy with the
camera bent over to look at something under my truck. The engine was
idling really slow, 400 rpm or so, and he held the camera right in front
of the exhaust. We found this out only later when we played the video and
the speaker of my tv nearly cracked because of the heavy bass sound :)

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 20:28:08 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Thermactor? Whats this thing do?

In a message dated 7/21/99 7:19:23 AM Pacific Daylight Time, wish iastate.edu
writes:

>
I recall reading that some 57 Fairlanes were available with this option.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 20:30:17 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 240-300 preferences

In a message dated 7/21/99 7:34:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time, DHenders VT.Edu
writes:

>
There is also the odd heavy duty engine in an F-150. My brothers *4 has one.
The heavy duty uses the same block, but gets a forged crank and rods.
Possibly pistons too, Im not sure.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 20:56:56 -0700
From: "O'Connor"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Bed liners and dash covers

Brent,
Where can you get a dash cover for $260? The ones I've seen are $400!

Tim 66F100, SWB, 352, Custom Cab, Power Steering and Manual O/D
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 18:40:01 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Antenna

>Speaking of antenna, I was thinking about running a new antenna >*inside*the van.

There is a antenna that is designed for just such a application.
I think it may be called a Hiddenteena.A stereo shop should be able
to find one for you. A lot of street rods have them.
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 22:16:41 -0700
From: "Bob"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 460 Linclon Swap

So then from what I have gathered from the list here is that the '78 Lincoln
460 would be a bolt in going into my '78 SuperCab to replace the ageing 400.
The towers for the motor mounts are the same? But may have some problems
with the car exaust manifolds & the tailshaft of the C6. My truck is 2
wheel Drive, so I shouldn't have to worry about the oil pan. If this is the
case, please confirm....

Thanks

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 22:13:59 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Bed liners and dash covers

In a message dated 7/21/99 5:58:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
theoconnors mindspring.com writes:

>
I cant believe the prices you all are quoting for dashes. My dad had the
dash in his F-250 recovered for a whopping $40. Looks real good too. Im
having the same guy do mine here real soon, as I have to redo EVERYTHING
under the dash, might as well do the dash too.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 20:32:42 -0500
From: "jake benson"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - cams for 390

hello i am new to the list and would like some suggestions on a cam for
the
390 i am rebuilding.
i am going to put it into a 69 f250 2wd only for fun no towing or hauling.
i have headers, ported heads, balanced, and oversize valves about like a
428 cobra jet head. between 9.5 and 10 to 1 compression.
my machinist recomended a crane maximum velocity 272 duration cam. i want
to hear what everyone else has to say about cams.
thanks jake

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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 22:38:12 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Centurian

This is for you folks that drool over cool trucks, and have the money to buy
one. There is a 90? Centurion here in Vegas for sale, saw it as I drove by.
Its white, with a mild lift and what look like 33s. Very nice condition from
what I saw. Only thing in the window was the price, $15,200. Not bad from
where I stand, but I dont have anywhere near that kind of money for something
that would only serve one purpose, and Tweety seems to do just fine at
boosting my ego without the extra doors. If anyone is interested, I can take
a closer look. Just lemme know.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 23:55:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: m frank
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Matching Gears

I know this issue has been discussed in depth in the
past but... What is an acceptable difference between
the front and rear differentials? I have a 4:10 up
front and a 3:23 in the rear. I have an extra 3:50
for the front. Will a 3:50 and a 3.23 work together?
Michael
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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 00:00:06 -0400
From: Garry Bowling
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE - anybody have an idea, polishing aluminum

Jeff,
When I did the restoration on my truck in 97 I opted polish alot of the
aluminum instead of replacing..If you can remove the items and have the
time..I used a chrome polish that comes in a tube..(Can't remember the
name) and a dremel.. It will polish the aluminum..But it takes time..
Garry
garrya bellsouth.net

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Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 00:29:57 EDT
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Matching Gears

In a message dated 7/21/99 8:56:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
m_hoolie yahoo.com writes:


for the front. Will a 3:50 and a 3.23 work together?
Michael >>
Not for long. It would work on soft ground. But, on pavement with the front
engaged it would cause extreme stress on all of the drive line components.
It's hard to tell what would go first.

Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 23:35:34 -0500
From: "Shane"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Extaordinary Ford Trucks!

For the antenna to get goood reception it has to be outside and above the
vehicle. The body of the vihicle is the ground for your antenna so your
signil will not pass through it to the antenna very well. The do sell a
behind the dash antenna for this reason. A friend of mine has one of these
antennas and he says it works better than his outside one did. I don't know
the name of the companny right now but if you email me off the list and let
me know you are interested I can get the name of it from a friend of mine.


Shane
shane269 home.com



- ----- Original Message -----
From: Don Haring, Jr.

Speaking of antenna, I was thinking about running a new antenna *inside*
> the van. Not actually in the passenger compartment, but in that caverous
> space under the floor, where the belly pan is. I would like to weld up the
> original antenna hole (and the other one for the aftermarket POS that
> stolen) just to clean the front up a bit. Does anyone see why this
wouldn't
> work? Interference, etc?
>
> -don
>
> --
> Don in Philadelphia
> Internet Director, Keystone Chapter FCA | 66 Falcon Deluxe Club Wagon
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Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 21:52:37 -0600
From: mclough page.az.net (Michael Clough)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Reviving a slumbering van (gas tank)

I also had some trouble with my 1978 F100 with corrosion from the tank
plugging the tiny little filter on the carb. It had been sitting for
about 2 or 3 years and had no gas in the tank the whole time. I
replaced the filter twice before I bought a spin on water separating
filter kit from the Mercruiser dealer that I worked for. Now I just dump
it out at least once a year and if it is rusty just replace the filter.
The initial cost is around 25 bucks but I have never had any trouble
with it. One important thing is to place it somewhere cool. I have heard
of people putting them in the engine compartment and having trouble with
vapor lock after that. I placed mine on the frame just below where the
bed and cab meet. Just make sure you mount the assembly up high enough
that you don't tear it off on a rock.
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