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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - Goodbye Old Friend
FTE 61-79 - Original Equipment Rubber Floormats for 1968 Ford F-600 Truck?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Looking for Power
FTE 61-79 - good 302 for sale
FTE 61-79 - Recommended machine shops in central Texas?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Suspension How to
Re: FTE 61-79 - 74 F100 Supercab
Re: FTE 61-79 - Problems on 352
Re: FTE 61-79 - My Lightning Vs. "New" Lightning
Re: FTE 61-79 - WISH: The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Re: FTE 61-79 - My Lightning Vs. "New" Lightning
Re: FTE 61-79 - '65 F-100 rear end ratio and tranny.
Re: FTE 61-79 - My Lightning Vs. "New" Lightning
FTE 61-79 - Headers for 460 in 79 F2504wd
Re: FTE 61-79 - '65 F-100 rear end ratio and tranny.
FTE 61-79 - re: Fiber cam gear on a 300 6
FTE 61-79 - Ford parts houses
FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s
Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s
Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s
FTE 61-79 - FMX to AOD Conversion
FTE 61-79 - The 300's torque
Re: FTE 61-79 - Original Equipment Rubber Floormats for 1968 Ford F-600 Truck?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Oil Dipstick Tube NEEDED
FTE 61-79 - Re: Rear ends (was Looking for Power)
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Rear ends (was Looking for Power)
Re: FTE 61-79 - good 302 for sale
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Rear ends (was Looking for Power)
FTE 61-79 - Tranny options in 1972.
FTE 61-79 - Lightning Vs New Lightning
FTE 61-79 - Free bed and/or cab
FTE 61-79 - 71 custom
Re: FTE 61-79 - 71 custom
FTE 61-79 - racer23 mindspring.com
Re: FTE 61-79 - racer23 mindspring.com- DUH!
Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s
Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s
FTE 61-79 - mohawk and Henry in the grass
Re: FTE 61-79 - Suspension How to
Re: FTE 61-79 - mohawk and Henry in the grass
Re: FTE 61-79 - mohawk and Henry in the grass
Re: FTE 61-79 - Suspension How to
FTE 61-79 - RE: Goodbye Old Friend
FTE 61-79 - VIN Number
FTE 61-79 - Re: Wiring and other parts.....
Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s
Re: FTE 61-79 - VIN Number
RE: FTE 61-79 - mohawk and Henry in the grass
RE: FTE 61-79 - Suspension How to
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Wiring and other parts.....
Re: FTE 61-79 - Headers for 460 in 79 F2504wd
Re: FTE 61-79 - The 300's torque
FTE 61-79 - Re: Anodized trim
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Anodized trim

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 06:24:23 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Goodbye Old Friend

> I somehow feel that the author of this story would have enjoyed to restore
> such a truck, and keep it in the family....
>
> Guess I am sentimental...........

I wanted to. I have my '65 too. I couldn't really afford to restore
the '67(at least right now) and maintain the '65 well enough. The rusty
floor, and cab mounts kept it sitting for a while. I had it stripped
down ready to cut out the rust, and replace the floor. Then my wife
decided to take four years off and go to college(good thing), our
division closed, and I had to take a $12,000 per year pay cut. I may be
looking at selling out here and moving away, so I have to let some
things go. The '67 was one of them, I hate to say.

When I get my feet back under me, my next one will be '67-'72 F100 short
bed. I'll do it up right, but it wont be the same.
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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 07:53:56 -0400
From: "John Sanders"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Original Equipment Rubber Floormats for 1968 Ford F-600 Truck?

Friend is restoring a 1968 Ford F-600 dump truck. He is looking for a source
for the black rubber original equipment cab floormat(s). He also asks if
there is significant difference between the F-600 mat and the F-350 mat.

Any ideas?

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 07:54:56 -0400
From: j arnold
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Looking for Power

At 10:24 AM 8/5/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>However, the little 302 is being overworked and will barely hit 55MPH on
>>flat land. Now, I don't know if I should drop a 351 or 390 in it, or go for
>>beefing up the 302. I was told that a 460 would be overkill, and the 5 lug
>>rear end wouldn't handle it anyway.
>>The 302 runs good, burns no oil (even with the load), has a 2 bbl carb,
>>stock (2into1) exhaust, etc.
>>I could add a dual exhaust system, electric fan (there is no fan clutch
>>now), better air cleaner, etc. Or go for some headwork, RV cam, etc.
>>
>>Whadya think?
>>

Gotta add my two cents.
I'm a firm believer in the 302. A very tough little engine that can be
easily made to perform. BUT, not for towing. For a daily driver or a
'hotrod', the 302 can be easily (and fairly cheaply) be built to really
surprise some of these 5.0 mustangs.
For towing, you can't beat 'cubes'. Personally, the bigger the better. I
prefer 460's. I consider the 351M about the low end for a truck that tows
trailers frequently. The 390 and 410 will both do the job well, too. For
hauling loads, IMHO, the 460 is biggest, with the same dollars and work
will generate the most torque and HP. No such thing as too much engine. I
feel that the 460 will do the same job as 390 a little easier, therefor
less wear on engine, therefor, last longer. Go with what YOU want,
regardless of how it works, you'll be more satisfied in the long run.


stoney

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 07:38:04 -0500
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - good 302 for sale

Hey gang,

I talked with my brother yesterday. He has a 1984 Mercury Marquis with a 302
(that screwy feedback carb) and OD transmission that he will part with for
$500. I think the car has around 160K miles on it. It is in decent shape.
The engine runs well. The transmission has something wrong with it. Before
the tranny failure it was his daily driver. I think that the car will need
to be towed or hauled. It is located in central Texas, near Waco. If you are
interested, e-mail me off list.

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 07:39:30 -0500
From: John Strauss
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Recommended machine shops in central Texas?

>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?
>
South Austin Auto Supply, machine shop is next door. Located at Lamar and
Manchaca, phone 512-444-3656 (that is direct to the shop). The old guy who
runs the place is plenty crusty but he likes Fords.
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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 07:49:25 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Suspension How to

>I have a 1979 F-100. This is my first attempt at fixing a truck up. So far
>so good.
> I
>started to think about lowering the stance of it a little. I don't want to
>put it in the weeds. Just low enough to look good. I'm not really sure how
>to go about doing this. If anyone has ideas or has done this before let me
>know. By the way. I'm a sophmore in college so it can't be super expensive.
>

Well, the guys on the list will correct me if I'm way off base here (I
usually am according to some :) , but one of the cheaper solutions for the
front (if you're only going an inch or so) is to cut a coil off of the
front springs. You would have to remove the spring completely, but it
could be done and bolted back in. I'm not sure how this affects the
alignment on the 4x2's, it can't be great, but then what is ? At any rate,
its common place on the 'stangs for them to have cut 1/2 or one full coil
off of the springs to lower the car an inch or so. A very cheap alternative.


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 07:51:05 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 74 F100 Supercab

>not too bad at $950. It runs and sounds pretty good. I'm going to go
>tomorrow to drive it. Are there any special things to look out for on
>this model? Isn't this the first year of the supercab? It was
>manufactured in 05/74. In what years was the 360 used?

Yes, 74 was the first year for the supercab from what I've seen around
here. Always check the floorboards in this part of the world, dunno about
your part (right CJ?). Also the 360 was used up through 76, and came out
in 67 or 8 ... it shares lots of parts with the 352's and 390's (and 428's
and and and ... )


Just my 2cents

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 07:53:59 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Problems on 352

>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


How did you reset the points ? Dwell or Gap method ? If they're used, a
dwell meter is the only way to go, as pitting and uneven burning can cause
the feeler gauge to be off a bit.

Also with a freshly rebuilt carb, I would suspect that after the points, be
sure you've got your mixture adjusted properly, and the choke on or off
depending how warm the truck is (off is always a good starting point, takes
a while to warm up, but you know its not causing any problems)


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 07:56:26 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: 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.

Hmmm...sorry to say this, but I get sick of seeing it on the Mustang boreds
too, you are running a hopped up truck against a stock one. Good kill,
don't get me wrong, he was askin for it, but you're not breakin anything
new to me ... the stock Lightning is one fast truck, there's no two ways
about it. There's also nothing saying it can't be made faster. Likely a
new lightning is barely broken in, much less modified ...


As a side note, there was one running at the autocross this weekend, quite
impressive (a 93 if I remember right), he was only a few seconds slower
than me in my 'stang GT ... awesome driver and truck ...




Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 07:58:58 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - WISH: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

>Just a quick note to say I got to ride with Bill "Sideways" Hart in his
>Mustang in an Autocross event here in Iowa (I'm up here working for a couple
>of weeks)...

You spin a car around once, and you're branded for life ...


>By the way, I checked out Bill's new 390, and it looks, sounds, and runs
>good.....I'm a little concerned though that he might be spending more time
>with his Mustang rather than his truck.....
>

hehehehe ... :) After finding a nail in the tire of my Pirelli the car's
gonna be sittin til the neighbor gets that house set down and all the crap
cleaned up! No worries, the truck will always be runnin if I have anythin
to say about it !


>Thanks again Bill!
>
No problem, the offer stands for anyone willing to make the trip, 'course
finding a tractor pull like that might be a bit tougher, that was a luck of
the draw thing ...

and yes, we do raise most of the corn for the U.S.

From the man who's a legend in his own mind.

wish.

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 08:27:07 -0500
From: "Corey Johnson"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - My Lightning Vs. "New" Lightning

I maybe wrong but isn't a 'stock' Lightning just a premodified f150? or was it
ranger?

William S Hart wrote:

> >I hate to break it to ya' guys, but my '94 with the Paxton roasted a new
> >Lightning the other day.
>
> Hmmm...sorry to say this, but I get sick of seeing it on the Mustang boreds
> too, you are running a hopped up truck against a stock one. Good kill,
> don't get me wrong, he was askin for it, but you're not breakin anything
> new to me ... the stock Lightning is one fast truck, there's no two ways
> about it. There's also nothing saying it can't be made faster. Likely a
> new lightning is barely broken in, much less modified ...
>
> As a side note, there was one running at the autocross this weekend, quite
> impressive (a 93 if I remember right), he was only a few seconds slower
> than me in my 'stang GT ... awesome driver and truck ...
>



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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 06:39:42 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - '65 F-100 rear end ratio and tranny.

Thanks for your message at 12:06 PM 8/7/99 -0400, George W. Selby, III.
Your message was:
>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.

Twice?
Then the ratio in my '62 is 6.50:1. Cool!


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: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 08:54:39 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - My Lightning Vs. "New" Lightning

At 08:27 AM 8/9/99 , you wrote:
>I maybe wrong but isn't a 'stock' Lightning just a premodified f150? or was it
>ranger?
>
its an F150, my point is they still have warranties and are aiming at a
wide market, not necessarily building all out racers, something all the
people I hang out with whine about. The 'stang crowd is always whinin that
they don't have enough power or enough suspension to compete with Camaro,
and the truck guys are whinin that the trucks look wussy or have low
powered motors and all this

Yet Ford still manages to outsell GM in both of these areas. Why ?
because they don't cater to the few, they cater to the masses. They
produce a base model that is good, and gets better easily.


Sorry, just gettin tired of the whinin ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 08:56:45 -0500
From: Jim Stewart
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Headers for 460 in 79 F2504wd

Does anyone have any experience with putting headers on a 460 swapped into
a 79 F250 4WD. I want to stay inside the frame rails.


Jim Stewart
Sr. Account Manager
Western Area
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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 09:03:26 -0500
From: "Darryl Wright"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - '65 F-100 rear end ratio and tranny.

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> Twice?
>Then the ratio in my '62 is 6.50:1. Cool!
>
>
>Dennis Pearson in Kennewick, WA
What he meant was correct - if you turn the wheel twice, the differential
will rotate the driveshaft in the correct ratio. However, it's a little
easier, if you don't want to do any math - put a chalk mark on the
driveshaft, near a non-moving item, such as a shaft bearing housing. Rotate
the wheel, counting the turns, until the chalk mark lines up again. Divide
the number you get by two, and you have the ratio.
Darryl Wright
Tillie - 76 F-250 460 C-6 Supercab


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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 07:04:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: Neal De Pape
Subject: FTE 61-79 - re: Fiber cam gear on a 300 6

>The original fiber cam gear was in fact broken. It
>had a few teeth that were just starting to break but
>it also had a large crack which ran perpendicular
>from the outside of the gear to the center and almost
>all the way up the other side. I suspect that if I
>had driven the truck any longer the cam would have
>broke right in half and who knows what else.

Trust me it would have. I have a 77 300 6 in my truck
and when I swapped the stock cam for a competion cams
version, I couldn't get the old steel cam gear off the
old cam. I bought a new fiber gear set and pressed it
on to the new cam and replaced the steel gear on the
crank. During a hard run (100+ mph) while passing
someone it failed.

At least two-thirds of the teeth broke off and the
gear cracked. I think the fiber gear couldn't take
the force of the extra lift on the new cam.

By the way steel gear sets are available for the 300,
for about $70. My Ford dealer was able to order me a
set.

Neal
1968 Mercury M-100 w. 1977 Ford 300 6


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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 10:11:56 -0400
From: David Henderson
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Ford parts houses

Neal wrote:
>By the way steel gear sets are available for the 300, for about $70. My Ford
>dealer was able to order me a set.

WOW!! I paid about $30-$35 for my Cloyes steel set from Clifford when I rebuilt
my 300 I6. I knew the dealer was always high, but this is ridiculous!
And Clifford is pretty proud of their parts, too!

Dave H

PS Still haven't heard about the difference between the Carter carbs and the
Autolites (if there is a difference).

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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 07:56:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s

I blew a rear axle seal last week. It's a Ford 9 inch. I have the axles
out. Apparently there are two kinds of bearings, tapered roller, and what
looks to be ball bearings by the illustrations. Mine are tapered roller
bearings.

The manual says to drill a 1/4" hole in the retainer and break it off with
a chisel. My retainer looks a lot wider than the illustration and looks
like it should be pressed off. It is a collar, 3/4" wide and 1/4" thick.
One 1/4" hole definitely won't do it. Anyone run across this before?

The manual also says to mark the axles because they are different lengths.
Mine are the same length, but the wear marks on the splines are different.
Should I be concerned about this?

Do I have to go to Ford for new retainers? I don't suppose a bearing
house might have them?

If there is pitting where the seal meets the axle, what are my options?
Is there a speedy-sleeve for this application?


Mark in Southwest Washington
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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 10:01:59 -0500
From: William S Hart
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s

>I blew a rear axle seal last week. It's a Ford 9 inch. I have the axles
>out. Apparently there are two kinds of bearings, tapered roller, and what
>looks to be ball bearings by the illustrations. Mine are tapered roller
>bearings.
>
Bummer dude ... :)

>One 1/4" hole definitely won't do it. Anyone run across this before?
>
I'm no help here, but ...

>The manual also says to mark the axles because they are different lengths.
>Mine are the same length, but the wear marks on the splines are different.
>Should I be concerned about this?
>
yes, if you look at the center section, you will find the pinion is just
slightly off center, this will result in axles being slightly different
lengths to accomodate this appropriately ... check the wear patterns, one
of them should be way at the end, this is the one that should be longer
likely ... a street rodder I know modified a Chubby rearend to get the
pinion centered (driveshaft was only inches long), he had to use two 9"
axles that were off the same side of the truck to get the lengths right ...


Just my 2cents

wish

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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 08:14:22 -0700
From: "James Krehmke"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s

Mark,

I encountered a similar problem with my Ranchero. The OEM bearings were the
tapered roller type. The auto parts store listed one that was a ball
bearing. They SWORE it was a proper replacement.

It WASN'T! The bearing shattered when I tried to press it on. Luckily, I
wasn't hurt. The axle O.D. is a few thou larger than the passenger car
version.

So I went to the Ford dealer. They had the right ones, in dusty boxes,
right on the shelf.

I pressed everything on and off.

My axles were the same length. This was an "open" readend. Traction-Lock
MIGHT have different axle lengths, but I doubt it. A Dana rear may have
different lengths, however

I would definitely stay with Ford OEM for the bearings and retainers, based
upon my experience.

If the axle is pitted where it meets the seal, I would replace it.

- -jwk-

In Oregon

- -----Original Message-----
From: draco pacifier.com
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Cc: draco pacifier.com
Date: Monday, August 09, 1999 8:02 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s


>I blew a rear axle seal last week. It's a Ford 9 inch. I have the axles
>out. Apparently there are two kinds of bearings, tapered roller, and what
>looks to be ball bearings by the illustrations. Mine are tapered roller
>bearings.
>
>The manual says to drill a 1/4" hole in the retainer and break it off with
>a chisel. My retainer looks a lot wider than the illustration and looks
>like it should be pressed off. It is a collar, 3/4" wide and 1/4" thick.
>One 1/4" hole definitely won't do it. Anyone run across this before?
>
>The manual also says to mark the axles because they are different lengths.
>Mine are the same length, but the wear marks on the splines are different.
>Should I be concerned about this?
>
>Do I have to go to Ford for new retainers? I don't suppose a bearing
>house might have them?
>
>If there is pitting where the seal meets the axle, what are my options?
>Is there a speedy-sleeve for this application?
>
>
>Mark in Southwest Washington
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacifier.com/~draco
>--
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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 08:19:48 -0700
From: "James Krehmke"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - FMX to AOD Conversion

I have a moderately warmed-up 351 Windsor in my 78 Ranchero. The stock FMX,
with shift kit, behind is is getting tired. I'd like to update to an AOD.

My research says the best one is from a '92-93 5.8 pickup, as it has the
large OD band.

Would appreciate hearing from anyone who's done this swap, as to the
potential pitfalls.

- -jwk-


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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 16:43:31 +0100
From: robertwerner postmaster.co.uk
Subject: FTE 61-79 - The 300's torque

I may complain about my 91 300, but I do admit, you can't beat em in the low
end. There's a little turn-around down at the beach which is usually covered
lightly w/ sand. Every one of us local hillbillies must pass a test by going
around that and attempting to squeal the tires, and/or get the hind end to swing
around. Basically, try to act macho and show off. I followed a late 80's
camaro and a GMC w/a 350. I was the only able to swing the back end. The
camaro only managed a little squeak, and GMC just revved the engine a little. I
just felt so special.
Robert


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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 08:44:26 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Original Equipment Rubber Floormats for 1968 Ford F-600 Truck?

John Sanders wrote:

> Friend is restoring a 1968 Ford F-600 dump truck. He is looking for a source
> for the black rubber original equipment cab floormat(s). He also asks if
> there is significant difference between the F-600 mat and the F-350 mat.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> John
>

The cabs should be the same. I was looking at a 66 F-800 I think, 20' dump
box, tandem rear axles, anyway the cab was almost identical to my F-100.
Everything else was different, fenders and such. There should be a supplier on
the Ford Trucks web page that can help.
- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net
99 Contour
63 F-100 4x4


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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 09:27:11 -0700
From: "Southerland, Rich"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Oil Dipstick Tube NEEDED

danger csolutions.net writes:

> > 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......
> ..........
>
> When Ford wanted $65 (just the dipstick tube) for my 390, I quickly
> found myself paying $2 or $3 bucks at the local salvage yard. Perhaps you
> might want to try the local salvage yards?
>
> Danger
>
>
>>IN years past I was able to make one from 3/8" mild steel tubing for my
(at
>>then) 390. a mild zig-zag bend and brazing on the support strap up top. Of

>>course, I had a destroyed old one to pattern after for lengths etc. Worked

>>great, hand crafted with pride in my back yard!

>>George

In a pinch on a Sat night, wanting to get the car on the road, I once used
3/8" steel fuel/brake line from the parts store, cut one end off, removed
the flare nuts and tapped the cut end into the block. The top end had the
flare on it still and fit the dipstick perfectly. The line is easily
formed. Cost about $3 and worked great.

Rich
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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 10:32:08 -0600
From: "Richard Currit"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Rear ends (was 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.


From Ray:

>302 should pull that truck and an overhead >camper; been there --
done that!

Sure should, my 300 I6 pulls my Alaskan Camper just fine.

>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.

Good point. My Alaskan Camper has been on the truck (F-100) since
before I bought it. Had to hit the yard just the other weekend for a
new axle, had spun the bearing. Never made a noise either. I need to
check the other side, kinda scared to look. But I also have a
question. A work buddy of mine says that he has a complete 9" rear
end out of a '67 3/4 ton with 5 lug hubs. He claims that it will bolt
right into my '72 F-100. Will it? Same width? Axle length problems?
He said I could have it for free, which is the best part, and if it
would work fairly easily I would love to have it under there. Thanks
for any input.

High Plains Richard
'72 F-100
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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 09:37:32 -0700
From: "Southerland, Rich"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Rear ends (was Looking for Power)

Showing my newness, but wouldn't a 3/4 ton have 8 lug wheels?

- -----Original Message-----
From: Richard Currit [mailto:RCURRI missc.state.wy.us]
Sent: Monday, August 09, 1999 9:32 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Rear ends (was 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.


From Ray:

>302 should pull that truck and an overhead >camper; been there --
done that!

Sure should, my 300 I6 pulls my Alaskan Camper just fine.

>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.

Good point. My Alaskan Camper has been on the truck (F-100) since
before I bought it. Had to hit the yard just the other weekend for a
new axle, had spun the bearing. Never made a noise either. I need to
check the other side, kinda scared to look. But I also have a
question. A work buddy of mine says that he has a complete 9" rear
end out of a '67 3/4 ton with 5 lug hubs. He claims that it will bolt
right into my '72 F-100. Will it? Same width? Axle length problems?
He said I could have it for free, which is the best part, and if it
would work fairly easily I would love to have it under there. Thanks
for any input.

High Plains Richard
'72 F-100
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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 10:00:42 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - good 302 for sale

Thanks for your message at 07:38 AM 8/9/99 -0500, John LaGrone. Your
message was:
>Hey gang,
>
>I talked with my brother yesterday. He has a 1984 Mercury Marquis with a 302

Is this the mid-size Marquis, not the Grand Marquis? I used to be looking
for one of those. I think they are hard to find...I had a V6 Marquis
(actually two of them) that exemplified "gutless." I always wondered how
that car would perform with a 302. I thought in 1984 they went to FI.

Might be an engine to put into my "empty" '62 Ford Truck (FTE content), but
Texas is a lonnnggg way from here...
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: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 12:52:59 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Rear ends (was Looking for Power)

>
> Showing my newness, but wouldn't a 3/4 ton have 8 lug wheels?
>
> end out of a '67 3/4 ton with 5 lug hubs. He claims that it will bolt
> right into my '72 F-100. Will it? Same width? Axle length problems?
> He said I could have it for free, which is the best part, and if it


Yeah, it should, but then a 9" on a 3/4ton I don't think is the standard, so
just smile and nod ::)) Sometimes Ford did weird things too ...


Just my $.02
wish


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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 20:18:15 +0200
From: "Bill Brox"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Tranny options in 1972.

Does anyone know what transmission options Ford had for 1972 2 wheel drive
and FT engine in F-100 ???

Bill


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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 13:42:14 -0500
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Lightning Vs New Lightning

>>that's the latest craze up here in Canada. Little boxes being a
wana-bee!

That's the latest craze everywhere. A 3 foot long turbo muffler with a 5
inch outlet on the end of a pipe hooked to a 1.4 liter 4 cylinder has got to
be the most....... I'll let you fill in the rest.

FTE content: I've been moving equipment around with my truck today. I had it
parked on the grass here at school a while ago. At some point in the future
I will re-pose that shot and post it on the web, it was a keeper for sure.

No, I haven't forgotten the mohawk pictures..... I hear my mother
calling...... got to go...... :-)

- -- 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: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 15:54:06 -0400
From: James Oxley
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Free bed and/or cab

I have a free 79 F-250 bed and cab. The bed has a solid floor, but the
1/4's are trashed. It has TG which is usable, but sad. The cab has a
little rust on one side of floor (not bad), but all cab mounts are good.
I took the stuff out of cab for a swap to an auto tranny in another
truck (col, brake pedal, ect..). It has doors, door panels, dash,
wiring, seat, all glass and rear sliding window. It does also have some
surface rust on roof. They need a home or they will be scrap soon.

I am in central NJ.

OX
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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 17:13:18 -0400
From: "Forest V. New"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 71 custom

TO all list members that tried to reply to my last posting a month ago
.....sorry for no reply, my computer and surge suppressor were fried by a
lightning strike, but we are back online now.
Ive purchased a 1971 custom F-100 for parts to repair my truck. Mainly rust
repair on my truck but Ill be parting out the rest of the truck if anyone
wants to make an offer on parts they might need. This truck has an add on
gas tank that looks like a dealer aftermarket add on with the switch on the
floor by the drivers side seat belt. Also the truck has factory air and all
trim and grill peices appear to be intact, power drum brakes, and power
steering. If anyone close needs a chassis its in perfect condition, I only
need the cab myself.
You can contact me at racer23 mindspring.com

Anyone out there have a drivers side grill insert for a 72?

Forest New
1972 XLT ranger
1989 XLT ranger
1969 MACH 1 Mustang
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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 17:21:58 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 71 custom

In a message dated 8/9/99 5:16:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
racer23 mindspring.com writes:

> If anyone close needs a chassis its in perfect condition, I only
> need the cab myself.

What do you consider close?

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: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 17:25:00 -0400
From: Tony Marino
Subject: FTE 61-79 - racer23 mindspring.com

Forrest---

I would be interested in the '71 grill inserts that you have provided both
of them are uncracked and in good condition.

Thanks

Tony Marino
Akron Ohio
tony pscico.com
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At 05:13 PM 8/9/99 -0400, you wrote:
>
>TO all list members that tried to reply to my last posting a month ago
>.....sorry for no reply, my computer and surge suppressor were fried by a
>lightning strike, but we are back online now.
>Ive purchased a 1971 custom F-100 for parts to repair my truck. Mainly rust
>repair on my truck but Ill be parting out the rest of the truck if anyone
>wants to make an offer on parts they might need. This truck has an add on
>gas tank that looks like a dealer aftermarket add on with the switch on the
>floor by the drivers side seat belt. Also the truck has factory air and all
>trim and grill peices appear to be intact, power drum brakes, and power
>steering. If anyone close needs a chassis its in perfect condition, I only
>need the cab myself.
>You can contact me at racer23 mindspring.com
>
>Anyone out there have a drivers side grill insert for a 72?
>
>Forest New
>1972 XLT ranger
>1989 XLT ranger
>1969 MACH 1 Mustang
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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 17:38:11 -0400
From: Tony Marino
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - racer23 mindspring.com- DUH!

Whoops-- sorry guys, there's my brain fart for today--

I put Forrest's e-mail in the subject area instead of where it should have
been.. Sorry for that useless list post.. ;-)

Tony
tony pscico.com
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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 16:37:37 -0500
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s

New bearing retainers will come with the new bearings. If they don't,
you've been cheated!
Jason
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Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 00:08:14 +0200
From: "Bill Brox"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s

All kind of roller bearings are way stronger than a ball bearing.

Guess that is the answer it is used on trucks.

It is possible to use a grinding cloth to remove the pitting, if you have a
lathe to turn the axle you can get it fine, if not too deep.

Bill

- ----------
> From: draco pacifier.com
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Cc: draco pacifier.com
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s
> Date: 9. august 1999 16:56
>
> I blew a rear axle seal last week. It's a Ford 9 inch. I have the axles
> out. Apparently there are two kinds of bearings, tapered roller, and
what
> looks to be ball bearings by the illustrations. Mine are tapered roller
> bearings.
>
> The manual says to drill a 1/4" hole in the retainer and break it off
with
> a chisel. My retainer looks a lot wider than the illustration and looks
> like it should be pressed off. It is a collar, 3/4" wide and 1/4" thick.

> One 1/4" hole definitely won't do it. Anyone run across this before?
>
> The manual also says to mark the axles because they are different
lengths.
> Mine are the same length, but the wear marks on the splines are
different.
> Should I be concerned about this?
>
> Do I have to go to Ford for new retainers? I don't suppose a bearing
> house might have them?
>
> If there is pitting where the seal meets the axle, what are my options?
> Is there a speedy-sleeve for this application?
>
>
> Mark in Southwest Washington
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacifier.com/~draco
> --
> '74 F-100 Ranger XLT 4X4
>
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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 18:07:32 -0500
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - mohawk and Henry in the grass

Check out these links:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/mohawk.htm
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/rtfrtsn.htm

I think they are self explanatory.

- -- John
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1979 F150 Custom LWB Regular Cab 351M C6 (Henry)
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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 20:19:02 EDT
From: GMontgo930 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Suspension How to

In a message dated 8/9/99 8:53:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time, wish iastate.edu
writes:

I have a 1979 F-100. This is my first attempt at fixing a truck up. So
far
>so good.
> I
>started to think about lowering the stance of it a little. I don't want to
>put it in the weeds. Just low enough to look good. I'm not really sure how
>to go about doing this. If anyone has ideas or has done this before let me
>know. By the way. I'm a sophmore in college so it can't be super expensive.
>

Well, the guys on the list will correct me if I'm way off base here (I
usually am according to some :) , but one of the cheaper solutions for the
front (if you're only going an inch or so) is to cut a coil off of the
front springs. You would have to remove the spring completely, but it
could be done and bolted back in. I'm not sure how this affects the
alignment on the 4x2's, it can't be great, but then what is ? At any rate,
its common place on the 'stangs for them to have cut 1/2 or one full coil
off of the springs to lower the car an inch or so. A very cheap alternative.


Just my 2cents

wish
>>

Problem here is it's a 2wd. Cutting the coils will just put it down on the
snubbers which stock only have about 1-1/2" to start with. Like you said,
cheap and easy, but not on a Ford 2wd w I-Beams.

My 3 Cents.
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Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 20:08:06 -0500
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - mohawk and Henry in the grass

Well Chief Wahoo McDaniels Lagrone, I got nothing but encrypted garble......

I desperatley wish to see the hawk! 8^)

Stu
Nuke GM!
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At 06:07 PM 8/9/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Check out these links:
>
>http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/mohawk.htm
>http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/rtfrtsn.htm
>
>I think they are self explanatory.
>
>-- John
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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 21:44:39 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - mohawk and Henry in the grass

This is pretty much what I got!
=09
Ted Wnorowski
Bellevue,OH

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 18:53:18 PDT
From: "Mark Rogers"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Suspension How to

I searched this out and am having this done- go with the lowered I beams.
Cutting coils, by what i hear from several sources, creates alignment
problems.

Just my 3 cents.


On Mon, 9 Aug 1999 20:19:02 EDT, GMontgo930 aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 8/9/99 8:53:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
wish iastate.edu
> writes:
>
> I have a 1979 F-100. This is my first attempt at fixing a truck up. So

> far
> >so good.
> > I
> >started to think about lowering the stance of it a little. I don't want
to
> >put it in the weeds. Just low enough to look good. I'm not really sure
how
> >to go about doing this. If anyone has ideas or has done this before let
me
> >know. By the way. I'm a sophmore in college so it can't be super
expensive.
> >
>
> Well, the guys on the list will correct me if I'm way off base here (I
> usually am according to some :) , but one of the cheaper solutions for
the
> front (if you're only going an inch or so) is to cut a coil off of the
> front springs. You would have to remove the spring completely, but it
> could be done and bolted back in. I'm not sure how this affects the
> alignment on the 4x2's, it can't be great, but then what is ? At any
rate,
> its common place on the 'stangs for them to have cut 1/2 or one full
coil
> off of the springs to lower the car an inch or so. A very cheap
alternative.
>
>
> Just my 2cents
>
> wish
> >>
>
> Problem here is it's a 2wd. Cutting the coils will just put it down on the

> snubbers which stock only have about 1-1/2" to start with. Like you said,

> cheap and easy, but not on a Ford 2wd w I-Beams.
>
> My 3 Cents.
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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 22:00:08 -0400
From: Garry Bowling
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: Goodbye Old Friend

Bill,
That story about your truck almost brought tear to my eyes. I have a 67
that I restored. It has always been in the family. It set for 3 years
in a field and I just couldn't see it go to the junk yard...

I am glad yours is getting a good home.

Garry
garrya bellsouth.net

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 22:01:22 -0400
From: Garry Bowling
Subject: FTE 61-79 - VIN Number

Can someone check my VIN number and tell me about the truck.
VIN: F10YCB 17093
1967 F100 Long bed

Thanks
Garry

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 19:05:43 PDT
From: "Mark Rogers"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Wiring and other parts.....

Why don't they have a Ford Painless Wiring Kit.... and furthermore, why
doesn't the Truck kit have a towing light package in it? It is afterall
about $100 more than the car kit.

Anyway, will probably get the truck kit anyway and splice in the tow lights.
"what a pain"



On Thu, 05 Aug 1999 22:33:19 PDT, Art Verling wrote:

>
> Summit Racing has some good links. I called on a nice kit with a fuse
block
> & all the wire for about 380.00 seemed like a good deal to me.
>
> www.summitracing.com
>
> Painless Performance
> 9505 Santa Paula Dr.
> Fort Worth, Texas 76116
> 800) 423-9696
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.painlesswiring.com/
>
> Good luck,
> art.verling excite.com
>
>
>
>
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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 22:19:47 EDT
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle seal/bearings - Some ?'s

In a message dated 8/9/1999 7:59:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
draco pacifier.com writes:


house might have them?

If there is pitting where the seal meets the axle, what are my options?
Is there a speedy-sleeve for this application?
>>
The retainers should come with the new bearings, at least mine always have.
You can fix the seal area if needed with a good epoxy and sand smooth.
Unless you have a press, I would not worry about how to get them off. You
will have to take them to a place with a press anyway to install the new
ones, have them do it all. Most places have a fixed price for removing and
re-enstalling wheel bearings. If you have a smoke wrench you can remove the
retainers and bearings (but why do it). With a little care the torch will
not damage the axle in the slightest. I do not know about having two axles
the same length, mine were always different.
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Mon, 10 Aug 1998 21:29:37 -0500
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - VIN Number

At 10:01 PM 8/9/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Can someone check my VIN number and tell me about the truck.
>VIN: F10YCB 17093
>1967 F100 Long bed
>

Garry B.

F10 = F-100 4x2
Y = 352 FE (Oh yes!! and FE!!! wooohooo!!!!!!)
C = Built in Ontario, Canada
B17093 = Built sometime in April of 1967

Send more info from the door plate and I will magically tell more! 8^)

Later,

Stu
Nuke GM!
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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 21:50:54 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - mohawk and Henry in the grass

> Well Chief Wahoo McDaniels Lagrone, I got nothing but encrypted
> garble......
>
> I desperatley wish to see the hawk! 8^)
>
Well for those of you who wanted to see the hawk .... here it is :

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://ranger3.cc.iastate.edu/mohawk.jpg

hope that helps out, and hope John doesn't mind! I'll just leave it up til
they get it straightened out on the regular page ...

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 21:58:56 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Suspension How to

> Problem here is it's a 2wd. Cutting the coils will just put it
> down on the
> snubbers which stock only have about 1-1/2" to start with. Like
> you said,
> cheap and easy, but not on a Ford 2wd w I-Beams.
>

Wouldn't a truck with this arrangement bottom out all the time ? I think if
you are this close to the snubbers your springs are already lowering the
truck ... not to mention shortening snubbers isn't unheard of either. The
alignment was more of my concern rather than the bottoming ... the alignment
would change, but how much is really the question ...

Just my $.02 (yes I'm cheap)
wish

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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 21:58:56 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Wiring and other parts.....

>
> Why don't they have a Ford Painless Wiring Kit.... and furthermore, why
> doesn't the Truck kit have a towing light package in it? It is afterall
> about $100 more than the car kit.
>
> Anyway, will probably get the truck kit anyway and splice in the
> tow lights.
> "what a pain"
>
Many people probably realize this, but just in case you don't, there are
trailer kits that will splice in a 4 prong plug for your trailer lights
available at your local autoparts store, these just require unplugging the
connection to the lights and inserting this plug in both sides of it ... not
sure if they have it for all the models, but it is fairly cheap, and saves
you having to cut wires ... another option is of course using a pirated
piece from your old harness to make the same thing ...I just have trouble
with splices and working while its on the truck is a pain, so I tend to like
these.

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 23:44:10 EDT
From: IanBoss69 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Headers for 460 in 79 F2504wd

In a message dated 8/9/99 10:03:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
jstewart qualcomm.com writes:

> Does anyone have any experience with putting headers on a 460 swapped into
> a 79 F250 4WD. I want to stay inside the frame rails.

Hooker has engine swap headers for exactly that application, call Summit
Racing and either ask for a catalog, or ask how to order, to my recolection
they were like 132.95 or something close,,,

Ian
79 F250 4x4 4spd 351M
members.aol.com/ianboss69/page/home.htm
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Date: Mon, 9 Aug 1999 23:51:40 EDT
From: IanBoss69 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - The 300's torque

In a message dated 8/9/99 11:47:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
robertwerner postmaster.co.uk writes:

> I may complain about my 91 300, but I do admit, you can't beat em in the low
> end. There's a little turn-around down at the beach which is usually
> covered
> lightly w/ sand. Every one of us local hillbillies must pass a test by
> going
> around that and attempting to squeal the tires, and/or get the hind end to....


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