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Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1961-1979 Trucks and Vans
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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - Custom Scrap Yard Toolbox
Re: FTE 61-79 - Electrical help, or the incredible popping fuse
FTE 61-79 - 429-460 bellhousing
FTE 61-79 - M block dipstick tube
Re: FTE 61-79 - '65 F-100 rear end ratio and tranny.
RE: FTE 61-79 - Electrical help, or the incredible popping fuse
FTE 61-79 - The time has come
Re: FTE 61-79 - The time has come
Re: FTE 61-79 - The time has come
Re: FTE 61-79 - The time has come
FTE 61-79 - 73-79: Five lug wheels, 2wd and large tire issues, 2wd lifts, stumbling 300
FTE 61-79 - My Lightning Vs. "New" Lightning
FTE 61-79 - Junk Yard Treasure Hunt
Re: FTE 61-79 - Electrical help, or the incredible popping fuse
Re: FTE 61-79 - 73-79: Five lug wheels, 2wd and large tire issues, 2wd lif...
Re: FTE 61-79 - Problems on 352
Re: FTE 61-79 - My Lightning Vs. "New" Lightning
FTE 61-79 - More on the amazing Popping fuse
FTE 61-79 - Re: Looking for Power
FTE 61-79 - EUREKA! no more Pop Secret Fuses
RE: FTE 61-79 - Electrical help, or the incredible popping fuse
Re: FTE 61-79 - Electrical help, or the incredible popping fuse
FTE 61-79 - Recommended machine shops in central Texas?
FTE 61-79 - RE: 67-72 Web Stie
Re: FTE 61-79 - more brake problems
FTE 61-79 - Re: Electrical help, or the incredible popping fuse

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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 03:48:17 -0700
From: "Danger"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Custom Scrap Yard Toolbox

Tired of carrying those heavy tools around?....

After I carefully cut the lid off of the 4 drawer topbox (26" long, 12"
deep, 15" high), I'll fasten the box to the handcart (600 lbs rating and
large diameter wheels) via eyebolts mounted at the rear of the box towards
the ends & chain looped around the back of the handcart with quick links at
the ends for easy separation if needed. Perhaps I'll keep the drawer locking
mechanism intact by adding a horizontal bar to the existing vertical bars
(lift to open drawers). Maybe I'll even fasten the lid to the handcart
(upside down) at a comfortable height which would make a nice work tray. Of
course with a box this size loaded full of tools, I'm going to be using a
cargo ramp to get it in and out of my truck. The entire setup (handcart,
box, chain, fasteners) will total about $100 when complete, but I feel that
is well worth it to be able to have the proper tools on hand while at the
scrap yard.

I can't wait to see the looks on peoples faces as I'm browsing with my new
custom scrap yard toolbox... hehe


Danger



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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 09:16:27 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Electrical help, or the incredible popping fuse

In a message dated 8/7/99 3:05:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
JUMPINFORD aol.com writes:

> I need to know where should I look
> to find the single wire that when shorted or whatever its doing, would
cause
>
> both the turn signal AND brake light fuses to pop simultaneously.

Didn't you have steering column harness issue a few weeks ago? The rear
signal lights and the rear brake lights work in conjunction since they share
the same bulb. I suspect this is where you have to look.

Stock Man
1967 Galaxie 500 Convertible (HELP!---I need 15 x5 factory rims)
1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
1966 F-250 I6 240 2wd LWB Flare Side
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Date: Sat, 07 Aug 1999 08:50:40 -0500
From: Tammy & Robert Dolan
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 429-460 bellhousing

You said.- (the top of the transmission didn't want to pull up when I
was bolting it together) -
I had the same problem that you are having! When I pulled the trany
about an 1/4 inch away from the engine the clutch worked fine. Bolted up
tight the clutch wouldn't disengage. So I slide the trany back, only to
find that the center splined hub in the clutch disc was to thick, and
was rubbing on the pilot bushing and the throw out bearing support. I
then found out that Ford makes two different discs, and yes I had the
one with the wrong center hub. What I did was use a pipe cutter and cut
a 1/4 inch off the bearing support. Has been working good for 10,000
miles. Hope this helps. Robert Bismarck ND
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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 11:30:48 -0400
From: "Serian"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - M block dipstick tube

> Help, I have just rebuilt a 71 400 to put in my 79 F-150,
> but I can not find a oil dipstick tube (goes into block)
> ANY help is appreciated as I am ready to put it into the truck......

Your best bet is to go to a boneyard ... unless you happen to
also have a setup that the tube goes into the side of the oil
pan (some were built like this, too) ... I have a factory-new
pan-attach tube and dipstick direct from Ford (E1TZ-6754-C)
never been used. My 351 needs a block mount tube too :-I

Where ya at ? Next time I go to the yard, I can keep watch
for 2 of 'em



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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 12:06:48 -0400
From: "George W. Selby, III"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - '65 F-100 rear end ratio and tranny.

This is the best was to check the ratio with no tag and without removing
the cover/dif. One wheel on the ground prevents strange differentiation
resulting in errors due to dragging brakes.

You spin the wheel over twice, and count the number of driveshaft turns.
That should be the ratio.

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

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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 09:31:39 -0700
From: "Bertolin"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Electrical help, or the incredible popping fuse

Darrell, a defective turn signal switch was the culprit on my 1965. As I
recall, on my truck, the turn signal and brake light are on the same fuse.
Replacing the switch solved the problem. Good luck, Roberta

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-61-79-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of JUMPINFORD aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, August 07, 1999 12:01 AM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Electrical help, or the incredible popping fuse
>
>
> Hi there folks. Im hopin you can help. I need to know where
> should I look
> to find the single wire that when shorted or whatever its doing,
> would cause
> both the turn signal AND brake light fuses to pop simultaneously. Ive
> removed the wiring harness for the camper to eliminate this,
> completely re
> did my trailer harness, and also replaced the mess in the
> steering column I
> found. (Pray you wont ever need one, I got mine for $75 plus tax
> on discount
> from Ford) Im up a creek here. Any ideas? If not, I suppose
> I'll have to
> sit down, and relearn all I forgot (on purpose) about schematics. Thanks
> everyone.
>
> Darrell Duggan
> 74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sat, 07 Aug 1999 12:32:23 -0400
From: William A Whited
Subject: FTE 61-79 - The time has come

Well ya'll the time has come again, Monday they
come and pack my stuff up to ship it to my next duty
station. So I will have to take a break from the lists
until my stuff gets there. It has been a great
pleasure being on with you guys, this is the 2nd time
in the year plus that I have been on the list that I
have to take a list vacation. I hate to go through
those breaks. If any body needs to talk to me while
I'm off I will have access to my hotmail account
f10074 hotmail.com. Thanks again to all of you Ken
keep up the great work. And sorry for all the guys
that thought I could some fine Fidel's (don't I wish).

- --
William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
"IT DON'T GTMO BETTER THEN THIS, SEMPER FI"


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Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 11:49:53 -0500
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - The time has come

And sorry for all the guys
>that thought I could some fine Fidel's (don't I wish).

sniff, sobb.....boo hoo......Maybe some day they will be legal
again.....sniff (uncontrolled whaling)

Stu
Nuke GM!
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P.S.- Good luck in the move!


>
>--
>William A Whited
>74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
>"IT DON'T GTMO BETTER THEN THIS, SEMPER FI"

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Date: Sat, 07 Aug 1999 12:51:44 -0400
From: William A Whited
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - The time has come

Stu, You can get them from some countries in the Caribbean and I know Canada
trades quite openly with them.

Stu Varner wrote:

> And sorry for all the guys
> >that thought I could some fine Fidel's (don't I wish).
>
> sniff, sobb.....boo hoo......Maybe some day they will be legal
> again.....sniff (uncontrolled whaling)

- --
William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
"IT DON'T GTMO BETTER THEN THIS, SEMPER FI"


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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 09:40:05 -0800
From: "Erik Marquez"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - The time has come

- -----Original Message-----
From: William A Whited
Subject: FTE 61-79 - The time has come


> Well ya'll the time has come again, Monday they
>come and pack my stuff up to ship it to my next duty
>station. So I will have to take a break from the lists
>until my stuff gets there. It has been a great
>pleasure being on with you guys, this is the 2nd time
>in the year plus that I have been on the list that I
>have to take a list vacation. I hate to go through
>those breaks.
hehe,ya been there myself, had to sign off this and the Big Broncos list
several times due to some REMF thinking it was a good idea to send me
somewhere else.

Make um list EVERY THING on the inventory, especially the
valuables...grills, spare heads, that nodular iron 9" center
section........:-)


>"IT DON'T GTMO BETTER THEN THIS, SEMPER FI"
humm, was at gtmo once about 6 years ago, very impressed with the job the
jar......,,,,ummmm I mean the United States Marines were doing.

FTE content: Does anybody know a company, place, person that handles
shipment of large cargo by way of sea, rail, truck or any combo there in to
Alaska? Trying to find a way (that cost less than the product) to get some
big heavy stuff up here to me in Alaska. Talking Hyd Press 6ft tall, 700lbs,
smity-built roll cage for my bronco, and a lathe 8 ft long, 600 lbs.
Thanks.

Erik Marquez
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Home of the BB decal

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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 14:56:16 EDT
From: Sandoz2545 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 73-79: Five lug wheels, 2wd and large tire issues, 2wd lifts, stumbling 300

Hi, this is Eric Payne from Lexington KY. I've got a 1977 Ford F100, 117",
2wd, that I'm preparing for some timed hill climbs. I have the truck
running well (with a few minor exceptions) and I'm moving on through the
reconditioning process. I've installed new glass and weatherstrip, new
seats, carpet, door panels, cb, rear discs, fuel cell, and currently I'm
improving the suspension with sway bars, and new poly bushings.

5LUG WHEELS
I'm about to replace the old steel wheels and tires, I really like the old
style six lug wheels from the factory (theyre illustrated on the cover of the
Haynes manual for 73-79 fords). Wondering if these ever came in 5 lug style.
Also what is the proper backspacing an bolt pattern for a 77 F100 2wd.

LARGE TIRES AND 2WD SUSPENSION LIFTS
I used to run a slightly modified Ni**an 2wd truck with Yokohama Super
Diggers on some hill climbs they have in Eastern KY. I plan to do the same
with the Ford (no, not use super diggers), but I'm not sure whether
33X12.50-15's or 32X11.5015's will fit in my wheel wells without
modification. Suspension lifts for the 2wd 73-79 are rare as hen's teeth,
the only thing I've seen are 2 and 3 inch body lifts. The body lifts are
rarely stout enough to take lots of bumps and jars from dirt and gravel roads
at high speeds. I've only seen one prerunner lift from AutoFab. The whole
setup costs over 8K to 10K (actually pretty cheap for a real prerunner), it
does look really, really sweet, with 16 inches of front travel and 18 inches
of rear travel. Anyone seen any (relatively inexpensive) suspension lifts
for the 2wd, I sure havent.

(the Autofab F100's website is http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.autofab.com/prod03.htm )


STUMBLING 300CID
My 300cid has recently recieved a new 4bbl carb, offy intake, dual exit
headers, and a new dual exhaust. Recently, when I give the truck a little
excess pedal, or I floor it, the engine kinda stumbles and fires randomly for
a few seconds and then winds right out. I was thinking that this may be my
stock ignition trying to keep up with my modified fuel system. I havent
checked the plugs or anything yet. I have been reserved to buy a new Mallory
ignition system soon anyway, but I was wondering if this would cure my
problem.

My truck also shakes back and fourth when I'm disengaging the clutch and
acellerating from a dead stop. I think this is the 22 year old engine and
transmission mounts, the clutch is new and everything else seems right. Does
this sound accurate?


Thanks
Eric Payne
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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 15:04:39 -0400
From: frenz.6 osu.edu (Dale Frenz)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - My Lightning Vs. "New" Lightning

I hate to break it to ya' guys, but my '94 with the Paxton roasted a new
Lightning the other day. I was mindin' my own business, when Mr. Badass
With the New Lightning pulls outta the window tint shop and up next to me
at the traffic light. Being of the sporting type, I casually reached down
and flipped the "Aux. Fuel Pump" on. As expected he hammers it when the
light changes and of course I feel obligated to respond similarly. Kinda' a
cool thing; two trucks ass down, nose up and headin' out. Quick yes, but I
still put a truck length on him before I backed it down. No sense in
gettin' my CDL pulled by Johnny Law.
Ah...... that was a good day in the Old Ford Truck camp. Bring on
the frosty beverages.


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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 15:04:38 -0400
From: frenz.6 osu.edu (Dale Frenz)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Junk Yard Treasure Hunt

Well, I finally recovered my Econoline 460 oil pan, pick-up, and
main cap bolt. This would be the "kit" Ford sells over the counter for
those 460 conversions into your 70-something trucks, like Im doing. I
think they nail you for about $150+/- for the whole shootin' match. I got
my "endurance tested" set-up plus the dipstick tube and oil filter adaptor
for $15. Sweet deal. Although, I invested a couple hours in gettin' the
greasy SOB outta the van itself. I also picked up the alt. bracket for
another $5. (Supposedly this serves the same purpose as L&L's $100+
bracket.)
.......Ah, if only they had beer and go-go dancers there too. (Thats
soda and social hour to you church folk.)


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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 15:45:53 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Electrical help, or the incredible popping fuse

Well I guess I wasnt specific (my fault) but the mess in the steering column
I was referrring to is the signal switch. I was hoping that was it. But I
dont do electrical, so Im getting down to a trial and error process. My nex
bet is going to be unhooking all the relays and such for the camper that lie
under the hood, next to the MC. Wish me luck.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 15:49:00 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 73-79: Five lug wheels, 2wd and large tire issues, 2wd lif...

In a message dated 8/7/99 11:58:39 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
Sandoz2545 aol.com writes:


style six lug wheels from the factory (theyre illustrated on the cover of
the
Haynes manual for 73-79 fords). Wondering if these ever came in 5 lug
style. >>

Yes, these wheels do come in 5 lug, but dont go off that ilustration. Those
are supposed to be 8 lug. If you look at the truck, its an F-250.
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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 17:23:11 EDT
From: TWL1911 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Problems on 352

Hey all
well me and my drunken neighbor (he knows how to fix vehicles while He's
drunk i have never known an engine break while he fixes it while He's drunk)
and we reset the points and rebuilt the crab which when i started ti up it
ran really good at first then we shut it off then we go out and started it up
again and when you try to rev it just sucks air and stumbles then revs out
sorta then it acts like it has no power my guess is that the alternator and
battery is shot is this true??????? im not sure and he's not to sure either
and the gauge on the dash is showing a very small charge and when it idles
there is no charge and actually its loosing power thanks for all the help
already
travis
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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 17:31:24 EDT
From: TWL1911 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - My Lightning Vs. "New" Lightning

I have a simialar story with my ford and a 90 chevy caviler z-24 but this kid
put a GLASSPACK on it what a moron!!!!! and it sounded so stupid to and hes
like oh man look at me im so cool im like ha i can beat you anyday and any
ways hes trying to get me to drag him and im like ok buddy sure yeah not
today and he says well i can beat that ol hunker anyday. well i pull out of
hte gas station and he comes up next to me and revs his motor and im like ha
i dint bother reving. light turns green im out of there like a shot and he
can barley burn em off get to the next light and he goes wow man you have a
cool truck what have you got in there i yell over to him o nothing fancy
just a 352 with a 2 barrel and hes like wow man your cool and im yeah


Ahh nothing like the smell of exhaust fumes and victory! just another day for
the victory of farm boys and there bad farm trucks

travis
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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 17:40:58 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - More on the amazing Popping fuse

Well Ive figured it out. My path to ground is after the fuse for the turn
signals. Im piecing this together more and more as I go. I came to this
conclusion after realizing that with the key off, if I stepped on the brakes,
my fuel gauge would peg. So I did some more investigating. It would shoot
right to full with the key on, and I thought it was a separate problem, boy
was I wrong. Anyhow, whats goin on is Im sending voltage right to the fuel
gauge at 12 volts causing it to peg, and also popping the fuse when I was
stopping, because when I stopped, the fuel slosh would cut the resistance in
the sending unit, allowing full voltage to go through the fuse. Also the
reason the gauge is always pegged full is that the gauge is set to run on
5(?)volts, due to the fact you dont want 12 going through your sending unit.
Well I have been doing just that, and thank god, no explosions. So now I
just have to find the short. Wish me luck everyone.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 16:30:18 -0600
From: "Dolphin"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Looking for Power

This scares me a little.
I have seen the rear bearings fail in an F-250 years ago, and it is ugly.
The dang axle shaft came out and the tire passed our truck! Luckily, we were
unloaded and came to a safe stop.

A friend of mine is a mechanic and says that a gear change is all I really
need and that the rear end will handle the load ok. I will ask again, and
maybe replace the bearings when/if I change the gears.


From Ray:

302 should pull that truck and an overhead camper; been there -- done that!
I would be more concern with strength of the rear end if you are planning on
any long time relationship with the camper on the truck. You might get by
for a while but long term will result in broken axles, bearing failure,
fractured wheels, blown tires, or all the above. Weigh that rig and find out
just how much weight you have on that thing but I think you'll find out you
are grossly overloaded. Good luck, have fun,
ray




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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 20:25:06 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - EUREKA! no more Pop Secret Fuses

Well folks, I finally found it. After sitting and just thinking about my
problem I decided to start poking. Well I started behind the dash, and just
worked out from there. I found that my harness was resting on the exaust
pipe, and had torched the whole thing. It had been there quite awhile. I
got it all separated and spliced. Just taking a break before reassembling
the dash. Its just too hot to work for too long at one time. I'll let yall
know how it goes.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 17:39:12 -0700
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Electrical help, or the incredible popping fuse

Darrel,
When you replaced the signal switch, did you cut anything to put it in? I
think you mentioned this but to install the switch you must pull the wires
down through the column from the top and then put the wires into the
connector.

If I was chasing this short I would first try to lay hands on a schematic.
1. Does the fuse blow every time the same way? When you turn on a turn
signal or a brake light does the fuse fail every time?
2. If so try measuring between one of the fuse terminals and ground with an
ohm meter and then activate the condition that causes the fuse to blow. If
the meter shows a reading of zero or near-zero you've got an easy way to
monitor the short.
3. Start dividing the circuit by half (ie front to back) and see where the
short is. (This is where the schematic is so valuable).
4. Keep going till you find the problem.

Good Luck
Tom H.

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> From: JUMPINFORD aol.com[SMTP:JUMPINFORD aol.com]
> Reply To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Saturday, August 07, 1999 3:45 PM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Electrical help, or the incredible popping
> fuse
>
> Well I guess I wasnt specific (my fault) but the mess in the steering
> column
> I was referrring to is the signal switch. I was hoping that was it. But
> I
> dont do electrical, so Im getting down to a trial and error process. My
> nex
> bet is going to be unhooking all the relays and such for the camper that
> lie
> under the hood, next to the MC. Wish me luck.
>
> Darrell Duggan
> 74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 21:40:28 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Electrical help, or the incredible popping fuse

Ok folks, its all over and done with. I fixed it. Also had a few nice side
effects. MY instument cluster is now real clean, and my fuel guage is
working for the rear tank, which hasnt worked since I got the truck. All in
all, 5 of the wires in that harness were melted to each other. talk about a
fun mess to clean up. Thanks for everyone advice, I hope to return the favor
soon. Actually I dont, because to return the favor someone will hafta break
somethin. Hope I havent just jinxed someone. See ya

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 22:50:44 -0500
From: "Brett L. Habben"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Recommended machine shops in central Texas?

Folks,
Dropped by my favorite local machine shop only to find the place went
into receivership last week. Extreme bummer. Any testimonials for a
competent reasonable machine shop in central Texas?
On a more humorous note, I thought I'd seen it all until today. While
cruisin' the AZ parking lot the sound of a running H*nd portable
generator caught my ear. I look over and it's sitting on one of those
receiver-hitch utility platforms on the back of a parked 80's D*dg#
C r v n. I follow a plugged in power cord going up to a running
household window air conditioner stuffed in the back door of the C r v n!
"R12? I don't need no stinkin' R12!"
Adios,
Brett
Super75cab

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Date: Sat, 07 Aug 1999 23:52:58 CDT
From: "PitStop Performance"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: 67-72 Web Stie

>I just got back to working on my web page and put a guestbook online and
>would like all 67-72 owners to sign it, or anybody can sign it take a
>look at
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://web.p3.net/~shoman
>the 67-72 F-series Homepage
>thanks
>Joe


Joe,

I like your web site. However, this is the second site I have seen the
yearly facts state that in '71 power drums became standard. My '71 lacks
power drums.



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Date: Sun, 8 Aug 1999 01:43:12 EDT
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - more brake problems

In a message dated 8/6/1999 10:13:04 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
byerks superford.org writes:


driving it today I don't think so. I have the pushrod adjusted so that the
pedal feels normal when I first get in. After about 5 miles of driving the
pedal is way at the top and my brakes are dragging. If I shut it down and
let it sit for a bit the pedal returns to normal. Any ideas? The power
booster is relatively new, less than a year old.

Thanks again, hehe
Brett >>
The push rod is too long!!! Put a measuring device ruler or tape measure on
the top the brake pedal and the end on the firewall. While holding that with
one hand use the other one to slowly depress the pedal, between three eighths
and one half inch movement your observer should see movement in the forward
reservoir fluid, it will start to shoot straight up and stop. Adjust the
push rod to get three eighths to one half inch pedal movement when the fluid
moves. Right now you are on the edge of being too long, meaning the MC is
not returning to it's neutral position where it completely dumps the
pressure. Not only that the push rod may be so long that you will not see
the movement in the reservoir until you shorten it a little. Good Luck
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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