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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - Speakers
FTE 61-79 - Re: dana 44's
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: dana 44's
FTE 61-79 - Pulley Source for FE's
Re: FTE 61-79 - Pulley Source for FE's
Re: FTE 61-79 - The 300, and what did I just step in?
FTE 61-79 - tranny modulator / it made it home!!
Re: FTE 61-79 - The 300, and what did I just step in?
FTE 61-79 - 300
Re: FTE 61-79 - The 300, and what did I just step in?
Re: FTE 61-79 - question about 1966 Ford F100 pickup
Re: FTE 61-79 - The 300, and what did I just step in?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Brake Bleeding -- Simple tip
FTE 61-79 - Get the Rope!
Re: FTE 61-79 - Pulley Source for FE's
Re: FTE 61-79 - Dana 44 rear in F-100
FTE 61-79 - Opinions/details on Dana 61 & Warner T18
Re: FTE 61-79 - Get the Rope!

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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 18:34:35 EDT
From: Bad4dFilly aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Speakers

In a message dated 09/09/1999 10:25:27 AM !!!First Boot!!!, ballingr ldd.net
writes:



What kind of speakers did you settle on for the beast(Envy?)? I'm going
to replace a set in a '75 for someone I know, and would like to get them
right the first time. >>

Hey! I ended up getting Optimus speakers in the doors. I haven't yet gotten
"good" speakers for behind my seat yet. Actually, adding the door speakers
made my Pioneers behind the seat sound 10x better All in all, maybe down the
road I'll get some bigger speakers but for now I am quite happy. =) Oh and on
a sidenote, I FINALLY found leopard print seat covers for a bench seat!
YEEEEEEE HAWWWWW And I am gonna get a tow hitch cover either sayin "Cowgirl
up" or "Remove to tow Chevy's" *wink*

*~*~Lisa and Envy~*~*
*~*~SIlly boys...trucks are for girls!~*~*
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 18:31:09 -0500 (CDT)
From: Rubberducky23 webtv.net (Danny Ling)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: dana 44's

my 78 F100 (actualy a parts truck) came with the dana 44 rear. If it is
needed I'm willing to sell it.

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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 19:47:25 -0400
From: Tony Marino
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: dana 44's

I'll be darned! I'm not nuts!

Could you give us the drivetrain specifics on the truck, if not the VIN
number and other codes?

Thanks

Tony
tony pscico.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pscico.com/~tony

Danny Ling wrote:

> my 78 F100 (actualy a parts truck) came with the dana 44 rear. If it is
> needed I'm willing to sell it.
>
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 20:31:41 -0700
From: "O'Connor"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Pulley Source for FE's

Someone said that they had a catalogue from Marsh for FE pulleys. can
anyone help us with and address or phone number?
Tim
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 17:43:09 -0700
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Pulley Source for FE's

MARCH PERFORMANCE, INC.
5820 HIX RD.
WESTLAND, MI 48185
(734) 729-9070
FAX: (734) 729-9075

"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, riddle them with bullets"

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From: O'Connor
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, September 10, 1999 5:34 PM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Pulley Source for FE's


>Someone said that they had a catalogue from Marsh for FE pulleys. can
>anyone help us with and address or phone number?



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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 20:59:16 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - The 300, and what did I just step in?

In a message dated 9/10/99 2:07:35 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
geraldash hotmail.com writes:


can lean on a Ford door and not total the cab. You can live in a coastal
county and not have the rust to eat up your floorboard and fender wells
before the payment book is empty. But pull out by a Chevy at the red light
and chances are he is going to eat your supper and for each 1000 you spend
and he spends he will still eat your supper. >>

This is a lil outta hand man, I thought you were kidding, obviously not.
this is really unfounded negativity to Fords. Yes chevy made some awesome
engines, so did dodge, AMC, Pontiac and just about every other automaker out
there. Well except for Geo. but to put things into perspective, a 350 will
not dominate a 351, a 454 will not dominate a 460, and a 427 Chevy will NEVER
Dominate a 427 cammer. If your comparing a Camaro 350 to a Stang 302, thers
a distinct advantage of 48 c.i. but oddly the stang does ok. How about the
454? its a slug. Not to mention about as reliable as a Toyota with 3 burned
pistons. I just dont see where your coming from, or why your even here.
This is FTE, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, not FAJOK, Fords are just ok. This just
really rubs me wrong. Im sorry If Ive offended anyone here, but if yall
agree with me, please say so. I could use a lil support here.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 18:10:14 -0700 (PDT)
From: Daniel DiMartino
Subject: FTE 61-79 - tranny modulator / it made it home!!

a while back i asked what remedies i could look for to fix my
truck's tranny. it wouldn't shift outta 2nd gear. someone, i
forget who, made the suggestion to look at the modulator valve.
well today i drove down to new jersey in the rain (5hrs) and
retrieved my truck from a shipping company storage lot with the
intention to drive it back to massachusetts, knowing the thing
wasn't working. i went armed with a tool box and a new
modulator, bottle of asprin, and a change of clothes for a
possible over night. so on my back, in the rain, in a parking
lot i changed the modulator. and it worked! 3rd gear was a
reality! i was home in time for dinner. so i would like to say
thanks to whoever dropped that little bit of info my way! my
chiltons manual makes no reference of this valve.

p.s long live the I-6!

===
Daniel DiMartino

1968 F-250 soon to be a 4x4
__________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 19:13:26 -0600
From: William Whited
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - The 300, and what did I just step in?

I don't think he meant it to go as far as you took it, but I feel as you do,
Ford to the death and if you are not with it get off of "our" list r keep that
crap to yourself.

William A Whited
74 F100 Ranger Supercab 390
77 F150 Custom 390

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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 18:14:45 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 300

>Why do you think they put the 300 in
>grain wagons, but didn't do the same for the Windsors?


If you want to really fly over the mountains you need a 300 six.
Most of the older Ground Service Equipment at the local airport
is powered by 300 sixes and held up by 9"rear ends.
GSE - baggage tractors,belt loaders,stair trucks,lavatory trucks etc.
You can't fly with out em'
Most of the newer stuff is diesel powered.

>Every F100/F150(from '57 to '79) I've been associated with in any way, >had the Ford 9".

I had a 62 4x4 f-100 with a 44 rear.

> But pull out by a Chevy at the red light and chances are he is going >to eat your supper

I think I'm gonna' barf........
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 22:19:44 EDT
From: GMontgo930 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - The 300, and what did I just step in?

In a message dated 9/10/99 9:02:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
JUMPINFORD aol.com writes:


geraldash hotmail.com writes:


You
can lean on a Ford door and not total the cab. You can live in a coastal
county and not have the rust to eat up your floorboard and fender wells
before the payment book is empty. But pull out by a Chevy at the red light
and chances are he is going to eat your supper and for each 1000 you spend
and he spends he will still eat your supper. >>

This is a lil outta hand man, I thought you were kidding, obviously not.
this is really unfounded negativity to Fords. Yes chevy made some awesome
engines, so did dodge, AMC, Pontiac and just about every other automaker out
there. Well except for Geo. but to put things into perspective, a 350 will
not dominate a 351, a 454 will not dominate a 460, and a 427 Chevy will
NEVER
Dominate a 427 cammer. If your comparing a Camaro 350 to a Stang 302, thers
a distinct advantage of 48 c.i. but oddly the stang does ok. How about the
454? its a slug. Not to mention about as reliable as a Toyota with 3 burned
pistons. I just dont see where your coming from, or why your even here.
This is FTE, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, not FAJOK, Fords are just ok. This
just
really rubs me wrong. Im sorry If Ive offended anyone here, but if yall
agree with me, please say so. I could use a lil support here.
>>


Ok Now. Lets close with a prayer-

Our fathers who art in Dearborn, Hallowed be thy name.........
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 22:31:55 EDT
From: GMontgo930 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - question about 1966 Ford F100 pickup

I haven't done any routine towing with mine ('79 Bronco w 400/C6) but it's
been flat towed 1500 miles behind the 24' U-Haulem truck when I moved. Since
then it's also pulled my '91 Taurus on a car transport trailer (they WERE
suprized about that one). Both times it did extremely well. Now when pulling
the Taurus, I knew it was back there and drove accordingly, but it did it
well. In fact, I still wanna get about a 20' or so travel trailer to pull
behind it for my occasional getaways!

That's my experience and $1.235 worth!

George


In a message dated 9/10/99 12:55:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, yl dds.nl
writes:


Does anybody have experience in towing with bronco's? I have a '78
fullsize, it has the front disc brakes and a strong drivetrain, weighs 5540
lbs with a full tank of gas.. even with two people and the back full of
camping gear, tools, parts etc it usually does the hills at 50+ mph (351M).
I was thinking of buying a Heep at some point, and (flat) tow it to the
trails instead of having the risk of damaging my precious bronco ;-)
>>
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 22:31:28 -0400
From: "Ted and Sarah Freeman"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - The 300, and what did I just step in?

As much as I hate to admit it, the Ch*vy's are cheaper to build and dollar
for dollar are a good value for horsepower returned for that dollar and
anyone can build one.

One thing I won't back down on, is that, if you do the same to the Ford as
the ch*vy, regardless of money, 9 out of 10 times the Ford will perform as
well or outperform the Ch*vy. But every maker has it's strong points....I
just like Fords and that's why I'm here. If I wanted to hear how well a
Ch*vy can do, I'll join that list (which will never happen unless I have an
anurism (sp?)). I guess if anyone want's to brag, it should be the m*par
guys...those 426 Hemi's are a tough factory motor.

I agree that mine can beat yours gets old. It's all relative anyway unless
you take it to the track in a put up or shut up race.

I do like to hear how well an inline 6 performs as well as the other Ford
engines. I like hearing what they've done to make them that way. The Ford
inline six was a hard motor to beat.

Probably shouldn't have said what I've said, but that's my 2 cents worth!

Remember $ for $ is one thing....technology to technology is another. My
money and heart go with Ford.

- -Ted

- -----Original Message-----
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Friday, September 10, 1999 9:00 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - The 300, and what did I just step in?


>In a message dated 9/10/99 2:07:35 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
>geraldash hotmail.com writes:
>
>
You
> can lean on a Ford door and not total the cab. You can live in a coastal
> county and not have the rust to eat up your floorboard and fender wells
> before the payment book is empty. But pull out by a Chevy at the red light
> and chances are he is going to eat your supper and for each 1000 you spend
> and he spends he will still eat your supper. >>
>
>This is a lil outta hand man, I thought you were kidding, obviously not.
>this is really unfounded negativity to Fords. Yes chevy made some awesome
>engines, so did dodge, AMC, Pontiac and just about every other automaker
out
>there. Well except for Geo. but to put things into perspective, a 350
will
>not dominate a 351, a 454 will not dominate a 460, and a 427 Chevy will
NEVER
>Dominate a 427 cammer. If your comparing a Camaro 350 to a Stang 302,
thers
>a distinct advantage of 48 c.i. but oddly the stang does ok. How about
the
>454? its a slug. Not to mention about as reliable as a Toyota with 3
burned
>pistons. I just dont see where your coming from, or why your even here.
>This is FTE, Ford Truck Enthusiasts, not FAJOK, Fords are just ok. This
just
>really rubs me wrong. Im sorry If Ive offended anyone here, but if yall
>agree with me, please say so. I could use a lil support here.
>
>Darrell Duggan
>74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 22:47:17 EDT
From: GMontgo930 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Brake Bleeding -- Simple tip

Im just a little too leary about reusing the fluid. Me personally, what comes
out stays out of the system. Besides, when I do my bleeding, the fluid
probably NEEDS replacement!

My .02 cents worth!
George


In a message dated 9/10/99 9:52:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
gpeters3 visteon.com writes:


recycle old fluid bottles and periodically strain the fluid until it begins
to look dirty then I throw it away. >>
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 22:08:30 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Get the Rope!

> But pull out by a Chevy at the red light
> and chances are he is going to eat your supper and for each 1000 you spend
> and he spends he will still eat your supper. Yes, your dash board will stay
> on when you bounce over the rail road tracks. So I am just going to quit
> now before the Blue Oval Boys from NASCAR send a white jacket for me.


Ch*vy does make a pretty fair engine, but I wouldn't go that far. We
put togther an '87 F150 351W C-6 recently that has KB pistons (9.7 to 1)
and a Speed Pro 218 degree .050 cam that is mighty strong anywhere you
want to punch it. Could you have built a Ch*vy cheaper, sure. But who
cares? Cheaper aint always the ticket. I don't drive a Yugo for the
same reason, I don't care for them.

As for FE power and weight, they are still 150 lbs lighter than a 460 or
a 454. I hate to think of how much heavier a diesel is. Now, it's best
in any tow rig to keep the CR down to 8.5 to 1. FE's will ping, but
something I've found is if the piston has a lower compression height it
will ping just as bad at 8.5 as it will at 10.0. A flat top (or a
slightly dished piston at 0 deck is the optimum combustion wise, because
of squish keeeping the flame focused on the center of the piston. The
76 cc heads and TRW L2291F pistons will give you about 9.5 to 10 to 1
depending on past deck cuts. They are about .020 below 0 deck. What
you want to do is get a cam that gives enough overlap to bleed off just
enough compression to keep it from pinging too badly. With forged
pistons you can get away with a little bit. About 225 degrees .050 is a
good duration depending on the grind, we used a Crane 272 Energizer in
the '74 F250 of my father-in-laws with these same pistons and heads. It
was powerhouse, but it would ping just a little. He pulled a tandem
axle car trailer loaded down with seed all over the Ozarks and Lead Belt
during the planting season, and a weigh wagon in the fall. That 390 ate
it up and never complained as long as it got 93 octane gas. We did do a
little work on the timing, and used a Duraspark on it. It to me was the
best non-diesel tow rig I ever saw. An 800 Thermoquad, headers with 2
1/2 exhausts with a pair of single exhaust truck mufflers that kept it
fairly quiet going down the road, a C-6 and 3.55 gears with 9.00 X 16
eight ply tires. The CR was OK because of the cam, and it was very
responsive in the cruise range (where it needs it)from the compression
and big carb. Mileage? It drank it down when pulling because the
secondaries were in alot but it did 14-16 mpg (documented) empty. Like
a well designed pulling combination should. Great truck, it was
destroyed by a drunk pulling out in front of my brother-in-law.
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 20:18:55 -0700
From: Mike Pacheco
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Pulley Source for FE's

are you sure you don't mean March?
Mike in Burien
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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 23:28:04 EDT
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Dana 44 rear in F-100

i have a 78 f100, that my grandfather bought new, it is a 302 with auto. i
have never looked to see what the rear is, but i know its not a nine inch, it
has a rear cover and just taking a glance at it i'd say it looks like a dana
44. and i know this truck is 100% original.
jeff grant
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Date: Sat, 11 Sep 1999 01:08:20 -0500
From: kimchi webcombo.net
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Opinions/details on Dana 61 & Warner T18

Picked up that '78 F-250 this evening - a Truck with a capital T it is!

I deciphered the VIN, Tranny code, and Rear axle code :

from the VIN (X25KKCE0613) -->Engine: 300 I-6, 1-bbl., Heavy Duty - first
HOORAH!

from the Tranny code (F): Warner T18 (4spd. manual) - can anyone fill me
in on the specifics of this one? The seller told me that 1st gear
(granny) is non-synchroed, 2-4 are. Is reverse synchroed also?

from the Rear Axle code (23): 3.31 5300 lb. Dana 61 - I've heard of the
ruggedness of Dana 60's and 44's, but I've never heard of the 61 -
any info, Ford techies? Limited slip? I couldn't find an L
on the ~build plate~ on the driver's side door, but I could swear
I saw both tires spit up gravel in the
parking lot when the seller dropped the clutch.

One more question - since this engine has a 1-bbl. carb on it, shouldn't I
expect to get better mileage than "in the teens", as the seller told me?
The truck has 294K on it, but according to the seller, the compression was
still good, and the idle oil pressure was above factory spec. Right now,
she idles a just a smidgen on the rough side, but I'm sure that the remedy
for that is just a screwdriver away. ;)

Smog equipment: EGR valve - that's it!!! No catalytic converters!!! -
STOCK!!!

As a bonus, he tossed in ALL the factory manuals for 1978 Ford trucks! (I
haven't really stuck my nose in them yet.)

Thanks to all in advance!

Geoff

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Date: Sat, 11 Sep 1999 06:56:07 GMT
From: "Gerald Ash"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Get the Rope!

Dear William,
Yep, I have a yard full of them. 1978 F-150 with a new 390 HP out of a 70
Fairlane with a C-6 and 4.11 gears, a 1979 Ranchero with a transplant
429/460 and an FMX transmission and 3.70? gears, and a NEW 2000 Mercury
Marquis with a 4.6L, 4 speed auto and 3.55 rear end. I pay my dues and like
em.....boy a little talk about the competor sure stirs some up. The only tie
I own goes on my white shirt to church with me on Sundays. I would just
love to nudge Ford into putting a sticker on the car telling of its built
equipment, to design and sell a standard engine/transmission that we can all
get parts at a reasonable price and to sell there wiring harness connectors
so that we the older ford owners can transplant there newer EFI engines and
electronic transmission into these old blue goodies without selling the
house.
Gerald


>From: ballingr ldd.net (William L. Ballinger)
>Reply-To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>To: Ford Truck Enthusiasts
>Subject: FTE 61-79 - Get the Rope!
>Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 22:08:30 -0500
>
> > But pull out by a Chevy at the red light
> > and chances are he is going to eat your supper and for each 1000 you
>spend
> > and he spends he will still eat your supper. Yes, your dash board will
>stay
> > on when you bounce over the rail road tracks. So I am just going to
>quit
> > now before the Blue Oval Boys from NASCAR send a white jacket for me.
>
>
>Ch*vy does make a pretty fair engine, but I wouldn't go that far. We
>put togther an '87 F150 351W C-6 recently that has KB pistons (9.7 to 1)
>and a Speed Pro 218 degree .050 cam that is mighty strong anywhere you
>want to punch it. Could you have built a Ch*vy cheaper, sure. But who
>cares? Cheaper aint always the ticket. I don't drive a Yugo for the
>same reason, I don't care for them.
>
>As for FE power and weight, they are still 150 lbs lighter than a 460 or
>a 454. I hate to think of how much heavier a diesel is. Now, it's best
>in any tow rig to keep the CR down to 8.5 to 1. FE's will ping, but
>something I've found is if the piston has a lower compression height it
>will ping just as bad at 8.5 as it will at 10.0. A flat top (or a
>slightly dished piston at 0 deck is the optimum combustion wise, because
>of squish keeeping the flame focused on the center of the piston. The
>76 cc heads and TRW L2291F pistons will give you about 9.5 to 10 to 1
>depending on past deck cuts. They are about .020 below 0 deck. What
>you want to do is get a cam that gives enough overlap to bleed off just
>enough compression to keep it from pinging too badly. With forged
>pistons you can get away with a little bit. About 225 degrees .050 is a
>good duration depending on the grind, we used a Crane 272 Energizer in
>the '74 F250 of my father-in-laws with these same pistons and heads. It
>was powerhouse, but it would ping just a little. He pulled a tandem
>axle car trailer loaded down with seed all over the Ozarks and Lead Belt
>during the planting season, and a weigh wagon in the fall. That 390 ate
>it up and never complained as long as it got 93 octane gas. We did do a
>little work on the timing, and used a Duraspark on it. It to me was the
>best non-diesel tow rig I ever saw. An 800 Thermoquad, headers with 2
>1/2 exhausts with a pair of single exhaust truck mufflers that kept it....


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