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61-79-list-digest Thursday, September 2 1999 Volume 03 : Number 313



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

Re: FTE 61-79 - Vacuum
Re: FTE 61-79 - 1974 351W 4bbl heads
Re: FTE 61-79 - oil pressure
FTE 61-79 - RE: Duraspark distribitor
Re: FTE 61-79 - Vacuum
Re: FTE 61-79 - Duraspark II for 390??
FTE 61-79 - Oh Magoo. You've done it again!
Re: FTE 61-79 - Diesels
FTE 61-79 - Headers for FE
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac specifications
FTE 61-79 - 330ci/460 engine
Re: FTE 61-79 - Vacuum
FTE 61-79 - 400 to 400C-4V Conversion
FTE 61-79 - Ford Truck Tough
FTE 61-79 - speedogear replacement?
RE: FTE 61-79 - 390 Oil Pressure

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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 17:36:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: canzus seanet.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Vacuum

At 09:46 AM 1:9:99 -0400, you wrote:
>John LaG writes: >>It seems deisels don't develop vacuum properly for vacuum
>assist or else it isn't usable for some reason.
>
>Deisels don't develop vacuum at all I don't think. There is a butterfly to
>control the amount of air that gets in, but for all practical purposes, I don't
>think there is a vacuum.
>
>Azie

Diesels make suction, not vacuum, the rmp is controlled by the
injector pump, which is actually controlling the fuel returning to
the tank. More fuel to the tank, less rpm. All the Ford diesels use
a vacuum pump and resevoir for the AC controls and power brakes.

I've used these vacuum pumps on engines that are too radical for
true "street" use. One example was my brothers 455 lds, It made
8" of vacuum at idle, the 320degree cam didn't help matters at all....
Steve & the Rockette
63 F100
72 Capri 2000, hers
73 Capri 2600, soon to be a 302
73 MGB GT, Our Toy
94 SHO, SWMBO's
97 Contour, Mine

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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 17:36:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: canzus seanet.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 1974 351W 4bbl heads

At 08:08 AM 1:9:99 -0700, you wrote:
>The older (pre 76) 351W heads did have larger valves than the newer ones but
>I've never heard of them being referred to as 4V. The only heads I've seen
>differentiated by carb size are the Cleveland heads.
>
>"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, riddle them with bullets"
>

You Are Correct, Sir.

All W heads are essentially the same, 351W heads had larger valves
than 221, 260, 289, and 302 heads, PLUS the head bolts are 1/2" as
compared to the smaller CID's 7/16" bolts. I seem to remember that
ARP makes 1/2" barrel, 7/16" thread bolts for this application, but I can't
remember if thats accurate.

Steve & the Rockette
63 F100
72 Capri 2000, hers
73 Capri 2600, soon to be a 302
73 MGB GT, Our Toy
94 SHO, SWMBO's
97 Contour, Mine

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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 17:37:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: canzus seanet.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - oil pressure

At 11:26 AM 1:9:99 -0400, you wrote:
>Matt writes: >>When I start my truck in the morning I get really good oil
>pressure...
>about 40 lbs at idle, but when my truck warms up all the way it drops to
>10 lbs.
>
>Is that at idle??? What is your pressure at 2000 or so rpm's after the truck
>gets to normal operating temp??? This is where it counts...
>
>Azie

Right on, a rule of (my) thumb is 10lbs per 1000rpm....
Steve & the Rockette
63 F100
72 Capri 2000, hers
73 Capri 2600, soon to be a 302
73 MGB GT, Our Toy
94 SHO, SWMBO's
97 Contour, Mine

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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 19:45:54 -0500
From: "don"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: Duraspark distribitor

I went to AutoZone and bought a Electronic Distributor for my 71 Ford 400.
truck was a 79 so it already had everything else...Distributor was only like
40.00 no core charge

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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 21:26:05 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Vacuum

In a message dated 9/1/99 6:50:59 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
am14 daimlerchrysler.com writes:

>

Not any of the diesels I have ever worked on. They all start with the same
amount of air, only the fuel is regulated. The fact they dont have an intake
butterfly is also why diesels have terrible engine braking ability. A few
aftermarket companies have solved this buy installing a butterfly on the
exhaust.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 21:33:09 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Duraspark II for 390??

In a message dated 9/1/99 7:16:31 AM Pacific Daylight Time, wish iastate.edu
writes:

>
Dont forget the early 77's

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 18:25:24 -0700
From: "Chris Samuel"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Oh Magoo. You've done it again!

So I figure I'm about 85% complete in my 79 Bronco rebuild, and I go out and
buy a 75 F250 4x4. Pick it up when the Title clears.
Is there no end to this?
Anywayz.
As mentioned 75 F250 , reasonable Body but will get a coat of paint;
eventually. Drivers fender is wrinkled some but no kinks so it may pound
out... someday. Interior is good throughout, even the dash pad!
Drive train is a swapped in 460 supposedly a 197?, but, who knows could be a
429, I'll run the numbers when I get it. Seller did say it don't like
regular so it could be a good one. New Edelbrock 4BBL Carb on a factory
manifold, otherwise stock engine. Didn't bother to ID the rear axil but the
front is a closed knuckle D44, drum breaks, guessing at 4.10 gears. Assist
type Power Steering, complete with minor leakage, (seals are in order
here!). 4 Speed Trans. looks like its never been opened, cause the tags is
still on it.
The seller pressure washed the whole bottom side of the truck making it real
easy to see who had been where doing what, nice thing was that it had been
done long enough ago so that I could clearly see the leak points(-:
50% 12.00Rx16.5's on Chrome "Modular" wheels, no big, would have liked ether
more, or less, but these hold it up!
Drives nice, tracks straight, breaks don't pull!
Over all a good work truck... for now, but those Glasspac's have just got to
go!!!
After the Bronco is completed it will get some TLC, you know like:
Swampers, Integral Power steering, possibly a C6 (I have one just sitting),
Winch(s), Flat Bed. Etc, Etc...
Is there no end to this??
You'd think after 20+ years I'd learn!

Muel
79 Bronco
& Now, 75 F250 4x4.

PS.
Hi Deacon! Good to hear things are moving, along!


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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 21:43:58 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Diesels

In a message dated 9/1/99 9:04:34 AM Pacific Daylight Time, DHenders VT.Edu
writes:


injected into the cylinder as a fine mist and then compressing the fuel until
it combusts >>

Actually the fuel is injected when the air is at the right temp to ignite,
about the same timing as a spark plug. The air is already hot enough to
ignite the fuel when it is injected. I cant remember off the top of my head,
but I recall the injectors opening at approx. 225 psi, to overcome the
pressure in the combustion chamber.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 22:06:01 -0400
From: Garry Bowling
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Headers for FE

Well I am finally going to break down and buy headers for my truck. I
had originally wanted to wait until I could afford top quality headers
but I just can't wait. Can you guys recommend a good set of relatively
inexpensive headers that will last a few years until I can gather the
money for a very good set. I want something that is not going to "cook"
the starter. I currently have duals with triple chamber flowmasters. I
will probably just have the headers installed and the existing pipes
modified to fit.

Suggestions?
Thanks
Garry Bowling
67 F100 longbed 352

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Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 22:44:11 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac specifications

Check out the news section of the web site for
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac specifications.

Ken Payne
Admin


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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 21:22:29 -0500
From: "Bob & Becky Elliott"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 330ci/460 engine

If the 330 is a high torque engine, and it was in front of a 5sp direct and
a 3 sp aux to be able to keep the engine in its power band, wouldn't that be
a terriffic engine for towing a camper, HD equip
trailer, etc? Next quest. Can a Clark or New Process HD 5sp be mated to a
460 w/o buying or
making special adapters? Thanks, Bob

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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 21:30:22 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Vacuum

In a message dated 9/1/99 7:00:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time, wish iastate.edu
writes:

>

Engine vacuum is created by the restriction of closed butterflys. Even gas
engines wont develop vacuum at WOT. If a diesel needs vacuum for any
accessory, either brakes or climate controls, a vacuum pump is installed on
the engine, looks similar to a smog pump.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 20:17:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 400 to 400C-4V Conversion

I am in the middle of putting 351C heads on a 400
motor. I found the pistons and Weiand adapter plate,
however the Weiand instructions say that I must
replace the stock C/400 dist with a Mallory dist. I
checked the number and its an old style Mallory Dual
Point dist. I really don't want a dual point dist. My
questions are:

Do I really have to make this change?
I am using an Edelbrock performer manifold, can I
modify this in some way to fit the old dist. It
already has a Unilite module.

Can I use any other dist. Like an MSD or other Mallory
with Transistor triggering.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V (almost)
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Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 00:34:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: crewcab altavista.net
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Ford Truck Tough

Drove over to my dad's last night and discussion turned
to the odometer that indicated 40050 miles. It turns
out that the speedo/odo was broken for about 50K.
The whole truck has about 300K on it.

I remember when the original engine gave up the ghost,
back when it turned about 100K. So for the past 20 years
and 200K has been (and continues to be) on the second
engine. Still runs strong! Ford truck tough.
Not bad for a rebuild at a time of desperation at the
top of the grapevine towards LA in the late 70's.

Jeff
'64 F100 CrewCab


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Date: Wed, 01 Sep 1999 21:58:56 -0700
From: Mike Pacheco
Subject: FTE 61-79 - speedogear replacement?

Just checked my speedo gear, its taking a beating, my cable is a stock
cable with a stock nylon gear.. makes sense right, well I installed a
toploader transmission about 2 years ago and the speedo gear from the
cable is slanted and the tranny gear is straight, as a result the gear
on the cable is getting chewed up. The gear has seventeen teeth and
needs to be straight... here's another little twist, my speedometer is
off since the changing of the tranny for every mile I travel its off
1/10 of a mile. What size do I need? and where might I find one?
Mike in Burien
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Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 01:23:33 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - 390 Oil Pressure

At 10:39 AM 9/1/99 -0400, you wrote:

>Low pressure after warm up is normal so long as there is pressure at idle
>and it increases at speed to 40 or more psi. With only 4k miles on it, if
>you have less than 40# at 60, I would question the ability of the person who
>rebuilt your engine :-(
>
>
>
I've always heard and depended on this also. At startup on my 352....


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