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61-79-list-digest Monday, August 30 1999 Volume 03 : Number 307



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

Re: FTE 61-79 - Brake line HELP?
FTE 61-79 - Problems solved
FTE 61-79 - 1965-66 Inner Fenders
FTE 61-79 - INSTALLING THE BEAST......
FTE 61-79 - ' 64 Radiator
FTE 61-79 - Brake Pads?
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Lists were down
FTE 61-79 - Fwd: ' 64 Radiator
FTE 61-79 - three speed with overdrive problems
FTE 61-79 - remind me why
Re: FTE 61-79 - Fwd: ' 64 Radiator
Re: FTE 61-79 - remind me why

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Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 08:56:55 -0400
From: David Wadson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Brake line HELP?

>My question is, what is
>a good way to bend tubing? I've heard of using sand in the tube so it won't
>kink or collapse, but I don't have access to a air compressor to blow it
>clean. I'm on the digest so if you have a idea, e-mail back to me please.
>Thanks so much in advance!

A tubing bender works well though I found they can be a bit tricky to work
with. I often used a spray can to help with some of the bends, especially
those funky coils on the lines to the master cylinder - by wrapping around
the can you get a nice loop that most tubing benders can't do. You also
have your choice of different cans - a big, jumbo WD40 can for big curves
or one of those small Liquid Wrench cans for smaller ones...


David Wadson - wadsond air.on.ca
"PS2" - 78 F100/302/C4
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada


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Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 09:10:42 -0700
From: "Michael J. Platt"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Problems solved

Thanks for the advice! After puzzling some more,
I checked the distributor advance, works fine.... checked for play,
there is none. Checked timing...steady as a rock. Couldn't figure
out what else
could be the true culprit, except for expensive crazy longshot internal
problems...
However, I re adjusted the idle mix, and then today I drove it to the
lumber
yard and back..... ran beautiful. Idles perfect, and drives great.
{ I
believe it was a combination
of weak coil, carb that was in need of rebuild, clogged EGR system, and
re
adjustment of metering
rod in carb and the idle mix. }

Before I re adjusted the idle mix...... [ I took the carb
apart before I
readj. the mix, and made sure the metering rod was correct.... Turns
out, there was
an anti rock plate missing when I originally rebuilt the carb, and I had
fabricated
one that seemed to do the job.... it turns out my part just inhibited
the
accelerator pump from working properly. So I took it out.... and then
the carb
worked great. So after that I replaced the coil, readjusted the idle
mix, and now
it starts up in less than half the time it ever did, and the rest is
history.....

Ack.... sorry for the out of order sequence of this message.... Its
late at
night and I'm tired so its the best I can do at this moment....

I didn't get to check my email though till after the problem
was fixed,
so I didn't get the
advice on time but actually I was glad to find out I went about testing
some of the
things the way
you recommended. Well, thanks for the warm welcome to the list!


Sincerely,

Mike Platt





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Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 10:39:26 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 1965-66 Inner Fenders

Does anyone know whether the Inner Fender Apron for a 1966 F-250 4x2 is
unique to that model or do they all interchange between models? If so which
years are they the same? Thanks in advance.

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: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 11:26:26 EDT
From: Bad4dFilly aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - INSTALLING THE BEAST......

Hey y'all, well my dad atte,pted to install my single disc CD player
yeasterday and came across a few problems. First off, he had to modifty the
steel frame that held the radio cuz it held A/C switch assembly, then it
didnt fit right so there is a lil extra room underneath the CD player and
finally, this CD player MUST be wired to 4 speakers
so looks like I need to go get some mid's for the doors!> Well anyways, it
looks nice and all, just sucks cuz I can't use it LOL On a side note, my door
panels are WAY worse then I thought they were, mom always complains that when
she shuts the passenger door it rips her fingernails off LOL Oh, I was
wondering, I am probably gonna get some midrange speakers for my doors but my
door panels are in pretty bad shape, any ideas on how I can protect my new
door speakers w/o replacing my door panels? Thanks y'all!

*~*~Lisa and Envy~*~*
*~*~Silly boys....trucks are for GIRLS!~*~*
I FINALLY gave in and let my boyfriend drive my truck and halfway to dinner
he was like "Y'know what, I just thought of somethin: I'm driving your truck
w/ all these cowgirl stickers on it, now everyone is gonna think I'm wierd or
somethin!" LOL Is this just a guy thing or what cuz my dad is the SAME way. I
think people are smart enough to figure out if there's a girl sitting in the
front seat w/ a guy driving it's most likely HER truck...am I right?? =)
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Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 15:59:14 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ' 64 Radiator

I haven't gotten any list mail at all today. So while I'm testing, I need
to know where to get a new radiator for my ' 64 F-250. I know of a couple
of places, and I know it's been discussed before. I don't need anything
special as far as x-tra cooling and so forth. I'm just trying to get other
peoples experiences so I can shop around .

TIA
Ted Wnorowski
Bellevue,OH
'64 F-250
352 transplant
4 speed
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Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 20:03:39 EDT
From: FORDTRKNUT aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Brake Pads?

My brakes on my 1979 F-250 (Dana 44 Front) still don't work great. Does
anybody know if there is a "performance grade material" pad that I can use?
Will "Grooving" the pads work any better than stock....or maybe cross
drilling the front rotors? I have 1500 PSI at each corner when I stomp on
them (I have disc front & rear). I know this is acceptable (really the limit
for standard brake tubing), so more PSI is out of the question. I am running
39-1/2" x 18" Wide Boggers...that might be the REAL problem......not the
brakes. If anyone can help......PLEASE let me know!!! Thanks!!! Wayne
Grabley
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Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 22:23:29 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Lists were down

Due to a config problem, the lists were down for the
past 36 hours. They should now be working. Most of
the postings during this period were lost.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 00:39:50 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Fwd: ' 64 Radiator

I guess I'll have to try this again.

>Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 15:59:14 -0400
>To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>From: Ted Wnorowski
>Subject: ' 64 Radiator
>
> I haven't gotten any list mail at all today. So while I'm
> testing, I need to know where to get a new radiator for my ' 64 F-250. I
> know of a couple of places, and I know it's been discussed before. I
> don't need anything special as far as x-tra cooling and so forth. I'm
> just trying to get other peoples experiences so I can shop around .
>
> TIA

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Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 00:51:56 EDT
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - three speed with overdrive problems

a relative has a 1971 f100 swb with a three speed trans with a knob on the
dash to engage the overdrive, he needs repairs on the overdrive unit, but
can't find anyone that knows anything about the unit, he says its factory
ford, i figured it may be a dana/spicer piece, but he says its part of the
tranny.
if anyone knows anything about these units please let me know.

thanks, jeff grant
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Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 01:26:47 EDT
From: IanBoss69 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - remind me why

Alright, guys hate to say this but I'm losing my faith in my old ford,,,first
the electrical problem, now my radiator has gone bye-bye,,,,and as I
mentioned a few days ago,,,while im doing the radiator I planned to paint the
inner fenders, and frame,,,,done,,,,while i have those off i thought why not
put my new exhaust on,,,,got the passenger's side manifold off, but the
drivers side is in such bad shape it appears taking the head off with the
manifold would be easier( as if ) got 2 bolts off, 1 bolt broke, 2 more
have relatively good heads on them,,,the other 3 have no heads
whatsoever,,,the brakelines and steering box arent helping anything either by
hindering my access. And to top it all off as I took a bolt out on the pass.
side,,,oil,,,black burnt motor oil,,,,came streaming out,,,,cracked head?
probably my mind says,,,,,a little encouragement would help me alot. Thanks

Ian
79 F-250 4x4 4spd 351M
True Blue Ford Blue??
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Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 03:52:10 -0400
From: Huw Powell
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Fwd: ' 64 Radiator

I don;t *really* know but a few years back I popped for a new rad for my
'73, just got it at a radiator shop, prolly paid over $250 for it but
that was for an auto.

Ted Wnorowski wrote:
>
> I guess I'll have to try this again.
>
> >Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 15:59:14 -0400
> >To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> >From: Ted Wnorowski
> >Subject: ' 64 Radiator
> >
> > I haven't gotten any list mail at all today. So while I'm
> > testing, I need to know where to get a new radiator for my ' 64 F-250. I
> > know of a couple of places, and I know it's been discussed before. I
> > don't need anything special as far as x-tra cooling and so forth. I'm
> > just trying to get other peoples experiences so I can shop around .
> >
> > TIA
>
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Huw Powell

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82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250
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Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 03:57:07 -0400
From: Huw Powell
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - remind me why

> inner fenders, and frame,,,,done,,,,while i have those off i thought why not
> put my new exhaust on,,,,got the passenger's side manifold off, but the
> drivers side is in such bad shape it appears taking the head off with the
> manifold would be easier( as if ) got 2 bolts off, 1 bolt broke, 2 more
> have relatively good heads on them,,,the other 3 have no heads
> whatsoever,,,

put some newish manifolds on a couple years ago. Got to use about half
the bolts properly, the others required surgery. if your head has
"ears" (I called them) for the manifold bolts, you might be able to cut
down to the bolt shaft with a die grinder, from the top, twice (wide
enough to just pull the bolt out "sideways") and then use bolts with
nuts and washers to replace them. Ugly but works. i have also seen
little C-clamps designed to take the place of properly screwed in
bolts. Again, ugly but probably works and drives just fine.

> And to top it all off as I took a bolt out on the pass.
> side,,,oil,,,black burnt motor oil,,,,came streaming out,,,,cracked head?

That's scary, right?

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