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61-79-list-digest Monday, September 27 1999 Volume 03 : Number 347



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

Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: 460 Bronco
FTE 61-79 - my, how times change
FTE 61-79 - NP205 Troubleshooting Question
FTE 61-79 - Vibration when in gear.
Re: FTE 61-79 - Alt. Sockets
FTE 61-79 - HP TV
Re: FTE 61-79 - That "Was" a Nice Car
FTE 61-79 - 1978 Ford F150 Supercab 4x4 Parting Out
RE: FTE 61-79 - HP TV
Re: FTE 61-79 - HP TV
RE: FTE 61-79 - Brake light
Re: FTE 61-79 - HP TV
FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6
Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6
Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6
Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6
Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6
Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6
FTE 61-79 - Re: New to the list
Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6
FTE 61-79 - Re: 289 or 292
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: 289 or 292
Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6
Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6
Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6
Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6
FTE 61-79 - need gas gauge sender for 71' F100
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Web site updates
FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints
FTE 61-79 - San Diego Trip
Re: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: 460 Bronco
RE: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: 460 Bronco
Re: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints
Re: FTE 61-79 - 1978 Ford F150 Supercab 4x4 Parting Out
RE: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints
Re: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints
RE: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints
FTE 61-79 - 9" Inch Rear Vent Cleared
FTE 61-79 - Radius arm bushing replacement
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: 460 Bronco
FTE 61-79 - When was 300 introduced?
Re: FTE 61-79 - When was 300 introduced?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Radius arm bushing replacement
RE: FTE 61-79 - Side trim

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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 08:49:25 EDT
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: 460 Bronco

In a message dated 9/25/1999 11:48:25 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
bbeyer pacifier.com writes:


the 70s. >>

Since the truck which was a 1979 F-250 4x4 super cab has been out of the
family for several years that is not possible. But I can assure you (one
owner) it did come from the factory that way. Not only that, I had to order
it with the 460, this was back in the days when most trucks were ordered from
the dealers, (in IdahoFalls anyway). Ordered it in June and took delivery in
August ($7200, which was a lot of money then).
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 15:06:57 +0200
From: "Greg Schnakenberg"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - my, how times change

I havent been involved with trucks since the early 80's. then, I had a '65
shortbed with barely hopped up 352 that would leave a solid black line thru
all three gears! later, I had a '67 ranger longbed that came with a 240
(boring for an 18 yr old!) so, working nights as a night manager at a auto
parts store, and with help from dear old dad, I managed to build up a
bullet-proof 429 from a 69 LTD. it had all the cool bolt on stuff, cam,
slight head work, especially on the exhaust side) torker intake, mallory
dualpoint, Carter comp series 750 cfm carb. etc... I mated it to a close
ratio toploader, and spent the next few years breaking 28 spline rearends
and u-joints! with all that, i still managed to get 14 - 15 mpg, if i kept
my foot out of it. those were the days!

in that time, 351w's, 351m's, 400m's, y blocks, and all six bangers were
boat anchors, and the new ones had
goofy new tech coming out from ford to appease the EPA. real dogs

I still remember my friend's dad's '74 with the 390 4v with factory Holley
Carb. boy, would it move.

And my dad's bright red '75 f250 crew cab ranger XLT with 460. what a ride.
it got swiped and made into a highboy 4x4, then was later sold at a police
auction. We changed the timing gears to an early 429 gear, the 460s were
retarded 8 degrees from the factory we understood, and that swapp added
35-40 hp. I'd do anything to have that beauty back! that was the day when
you said "nuts to the EPA" and you did what you wanted to do. (at least in
TX)

My uncle bought a brand new 76(?) crewcab 4x4 at that time, it had that 351w
in it, what a dog. it blew head gaskets all the time, and wouldn't pull
anything. it was a boat anchor.

my other uncle had a 74 crewcab 4x4 as well, with the 360 in it. not punchy
like dad's 460, but would drag anything you hooked to it.

the three crewcabs together were quite a sight to see, one red, the other
white, and the other one blue. I'm sure that they are all three working on
bannana plantations in south america somewhere today.

In a moment of weakness, i purchased a brand new 81 heavy duty f 250, which
was actually almost a f 350. stll dont know why ford made two f250s then)
It had the biggest motor ava. at the time, the 400M. what a stone. my dad
and uncles had all gotten dually fever, and went out and bought ch*vys. Hot,
gas guzzling 454s with four speeds that would run 90 miles per hour, with a
30 foot trailor behind it loaded with 11 momma cows. getting 6 mpg loaded
or no.
y 400m barely got up the hills. Ford just didnt get it. people wanted dual
wheels, and power. the 460 was never offered with a 4 speed until (?) but
by then it was too late. the ch*vys got the haulers market.

me, i moved to the city, started wearing dockers and driving jap. cars. my
old 65 got made into a trailor, the 67 was sold and made into a pro street
custom truck. the new owner shaved all that beautiful trim off, put fat
tires on it, and traded that beautiful 429 for a stock post 72 460 that
smoked out the right bank! (he got a lot of trophys though, thus the old
saying, if it dont go fast, chrome it) that i guess put me into a 16 year
depression, to where i never wanted to ever look at the inside of a motor
again! oh yea, did i mention my 69 bronco mud buggy, with 35s, what a rig,
wouldnt go straight, but would go anywhere else! sold it to a preacher's
kid, who know s what happened to it after that.

now Ive got it again though. last year i picked up a sweet '61 stepside,
i'm not going to be scared into calling it a flareside, thats ch*vy
propoganda.. .the bed has steps thus a step side :) I want to make it an
era custom, with a hopped up 6 (what can i say, its a brand new one, or, the
proverbial trick y block. I figure, as I live in europe now, and my truck
is in Tx, MAYBE i'll get it done for my grandkids to ride in (my oldest is
3, go figure) its great to be pluged in again though

Greg,
'61 ex airforce property ugly STEPside





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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 08:43:16 -0500
From: Jeff Lester
Subject: FTE 61-79 - NP205 Troubleshooting Question

Hey folks,

Yesterday, a handful of us went to the beach to kick back
and have fun. During the day, we freed a few stuck rigs.
My question is about the NP205 in my E350 Pathfinder van.

Let me preface my question. No unusual noices were, or are,
coming from the transfer case. No indications of breakage
were, or are, observed.

Apparently, 2 Hi and 4 Hi work, but in 4 Lo, I do not have
power to the rear axle...????? How can this be?

Jeff Lester and Scooby - La Porte, Texas
78 Ford E350 4x4, 460, C6, NP205, D44/70, 35" BFG MT's
http://www.ford-trucks.com/pictorial/big/1978_e350_1.html

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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 08:58:35 -0500
From: "mstrawn"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Vibration when in gear.

Hi everyone, I am somewhat new to the list but have been following the
postings with great interest. I bought a '77 F-100 with an I-6 300 and C-4
recently. One of the problems that I am trying to correct is a vibration
whenever the transmission is in gear. It seems to disappear when in park or
neutral. I have checked the mounts on engine and tranny, rear springs and
rearend, they all seem to be fine. Any ideas? I'm stumped.

Michael Strawn


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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 09:58:15 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Alt. Sockets

At 11:15 PM 9/25/99 -0700, you wrote:

>I have lost my Autocrafters Catalog so I cant look there right now. Any one
>have a source?
AutoKrafters has a web site that you can shop from.
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.auto krafters. com /welcome.html





Ted Wnorowski
Bellevue,OH
'64 F-250
352 transplant
4 speed
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 10:04:14 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski
Subject: FTE 61-79 - HP TV

I was watching Horsepower TV on TNN this morning. They're gonna do a
build-up on an FE block.
Maybe they finally realized there is something besides GM out there after all!




Ted Wnorowski
Bellevue,OH
'64 F-250
352 transplant
4 speed
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 08:56:31 PDT
From: "George Litton"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - That "Was" a Nice Car

I would have had a hard time trying to stop so hard. I guess that is what
comes from driving with so many aggressive drivers. I only have things like
that happen to me when I drive my econo-box FORD Escort, not in my F-250
with a trashed bumper.


>From: "Danger"
>Reply-To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>To: "FTE List"
>Subject: FTE 61-79 - That "Was" a Nice Car
>Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 00:18:21 -0600
>
> "My daddy is going to be mad" she says, after looking at the damage to
>the car.....
>
> As I approach a red light driving a 69 F250 in the far right lane with
>the turn signal on, the driver of the small red car which is already
>stopped
>at the light in the middle lane (to travel straight through the
>intersection) decides to also make a right hand turn without even bothering
>to look or signal. I slammed on the brakes (power disc) and came to a
>complete stop less than one inch from the passenger side door, as the other
>driver also came to a complete stop. As I'm reaching for reverse the other
>driver doesn't realize how close we really are and tries to complete the
>turn in front of me. So much for fender flares on that car! I was able to
>wipe the paint off from my $62.50 chrome bumper with no damage to my truck
>whatsoever... Whew!
>
>
>Danger
>danger csolutions.net
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.csolutions.net/myth/
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>
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 12:51:46 EDT
From: DR11AGON aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 1978 Ford F150 Supercab 4x4 Parting Out

PARTING OUT SALE:
1978 FORD F150, Supercab 4x4: Has many good parts. whole front end no rust, 2
cabs to chose from, solid 8' bed, good drivetrain: 351M(crane cam, edelbrock
intake, holley 4 barrel, flowtech headers, dual exhaust with h-pipe and
flowmasters), C-6 tranny, transfer case, Ford 9" rear(3.50 gears), Dana44
front(3.50 gears), new doors, new door weatherstrip, new front window visor,
new parking brake cable, 1/2 good tread on 35" B.F. Goodrich All-Terrain.
Call for prices. mileage: 138000.
(215) 886-6956
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 11:31:55 -0700
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - HP TV

When? When? WHEN????!!!!

Don't TEASE me like that!!! ;0)

Tom H.

> ----------
> From: Ted Wnorowski[SMTP:theodore ford-trucks.com]
> Reply To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 10:04 AM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - HP TV
>
> I was watching Horsepower TV on TNN this morning. They're gonna do
> a
> build-up on an FE block.
> Maybe they finally realized there is something besides GM out there after
> all!
>
>
>
>
> Ted Wnorowski
> Bellevue,OH
> '64 F-250
> 352 transplant
> 4 speed
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 14:45:55 EDT
From: OldTrux aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - HP TV

Next Sunday 10/3 on TNN
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 11:55:35 -0700
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Brake light

Not on Ford truck up to at LEAST 76. ;0) Had that argument with my old man.

Tom H.

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> From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com[SMTP:am14 daimlerchrysler.com]
> Reply To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Friday, September 24, 1999 3:06 PM
> To: 61-79-list Ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Brake light
>
> Cliff writes: >>First the brake warning light stays on > all the time. I
> know
> that the differential valve is where the light is > connected. Are these
> valves
> still available?
>
> Yo Cliff.... If memory serves me correctly this "Brake light" is also an
> indicator that the Emergency brake is on. Check your emergency brake and
> make
> sure it is coming off the Switch far enough to break connection when it is
> released...
>
>
> Azie
> Ardmore, Al.
>
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 14:04:28 -0500
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - HP TV

OldTrux aol.com wrote:
>
> Next Sunday 10/3 on TNN

It's a re-run, but if you missed it the first time, now's the time!
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 15:09:55 -0400
From: "P.R. Mitchell"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6

Hi everyone,
>I have been reading this list for about a month. I have a 1979 F250
2x4 Custom with
>the 6 cylinder engine. I just managed to get ahold of an owners guide
and it says
>it has a 2000 lb trailer weight limit for towing. How can this be? I
made the
>assumption (maybe not a good one) that it would tow around 5000 lbs.
Can anyone
>tell me more about this, what tow weights they have used with a similar
truck? - or
>if this is just not a good truck for towing?
>
>The truck is all factory at this point, with 54,000 miles. It has an
automatic, 133
>wheelbase, the Dana 60 axle and a gear ratio of 3:31. GVW is 6200
lbs. I am new to
>all this so and would love some feedback on this towing issue.
>
>PRM in Ohio

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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 14:12:52 -0500
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6

P.R. Mitchell wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
> >I have been reading this list for about a month. I have a 1979 F250
> 2x4 Custom with
> >the 6 cylinder engine.


V6 or inline 6? I wasn't aware Ford used a V6.

Jason
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 15:17:07 EDT
From: TWL1911 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6

yeah the only v-6s i think that ford makes is the 2.9 and the 4.0(im not sure
on that im not a huge fan of v6's) and they are only found in the new trucks
and explorers and such
Travis
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 23:27:19 -0800
From: "Erik Marquez"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6

ok, guys look, we "know" he was talking about a 258 or 300 inline, as it was
the only "6" offered in a 79. So the question is, can it tow, how much, and
although not specifically asked, what could be changed to make it tow more
and what are the limiting pieces of this particular vehicle.

Erik Marquez
bronco78 mosquitonet.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mosquitonet.com/~bronco78
Home of the BB decal
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From: TWL1911 aol.com
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, September 26, 1999 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6


>yeah the only v-6s i think that ford makes is the 2.9 and the 4.0(im not
sure
>on that im not a huge fan of v6's) and they are only found in the new
trucks
>and explorers and such
>Travis
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 14:41:41 -0500
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6

Erik Marquez wrote:
>
> ok, guys look, we "know" he was talking about a 258

> Erik Marquez

Umm, the 258 was an AMC inline six. Ford used 240's and 300's. Besides,
with all the discussion on illigitamate 460's in 4x4's, who knows what
Ford has snuck out the doors?
Jason
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 15:19:54 -0500
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6

P.R. Mitchell,
Welcome to the list!
I assume your towing limit was set by Ford in reguards to your axle
ratio and your brakes. You mention your truck's 3.31 ratio. To me, that
sounds like a ratio a half ton would have. Good for cruising, and not so
good for heavy towing. In a 3/4 ton, I'd want a 3.73 or lower gear for
towing. Do you have manual disc brakes up front, or power disc? Single
piston, or dual piston? Also, I think a four speed would have a greater
towing capacity than an auto. These options will all affect your trucks
towing limit.
A freind of mine has an '80 something F250 with a 300 I6, a four speed
and 4.11 gears. A while back, he hauled his Suburban 200 miles round
trip on a car trailer, to have it's nonfunctional deisel replaced. He's
been bragging about that 300's towing ability and torque ever since.
By the way, we all know there were no V6's in fullsize pickups in the
past, and I was trying to have some fun with your typo.
As an interesting point, My '70 F100 has a GVWR of 4500 pounds, and the
truck weighs 4100 with a full tank of gas. Good thing the Iowa DOT never
bothers to stop pickups around here!

Jason Kendrick
1970 F100 390 C6




P.R. Mitchell wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
> I have a 1979 F250 2x4 Custom with the 6 cylinder engine. I just >managed to get ahold of an owners guide and it says it has a 2000 lb >trailer weight limit for towing. I made the assumption that it would >tow around 5000 lbs. It has an automatic, 133 wheelbase, the Dana 60 >axle and a gear ratio of 3:31. GVW is 6200 lbs. I am new to all this >so and would love some feedback on this towing issue.

> >PRM in Ohio
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 19:18:19 -0400
From: "Jim and Liisa Tino"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: New to the list

If the brake warning light is staying on and the brakes are
OK, I would bet that it is an electrical problem. Probably
some other electrical part is "borrowing" that line as a
ground. Does the warning light go on when the key is in the
"alt" position, without the motor running? Does it go off
(or get brighter) when applying the brakes, or turning on
the headlights, or the turn signal - anything? Could be
something simple.

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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 19:53:34 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6

In a message dated 9/26/99 11:14:56 AM Pacific Standard Time,
kendrick mddc.com writes:

>

They did in 82 and 83, but went back to the stump puller in 84.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 19:40:54 -0400
From: "Jim and Liisa Tino"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: 289 or 292

Thanks to all wrote wrote to put an end to my ignorance! I
think that I can say, firmly and without a doubt, that my
truck has a 292!

Jim in Venezuela

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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 21:00:27 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: 289 or 292

In a message dated 9/26/99 8:02:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
tinojl telcel.net.ve writes:

> I
> think that I can say, firmly and without a doubt, that my
> truck has a 292!

Not to feed the confusion but how do you know that you don't really have
a 289 or 302? It wouldn't be hard for someone to have stuck one in there.

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, 26 Sep 1999 20:05:19 -0500
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6

In a full size?? Care to share any details you might have?
Jason
>

> kendrick mddc.com writes:
>
I wasn't aware Ford used a V6.
>
> They did in 82 and 83, but went back to the stump puller in 84.
>
> Darrell Duggan
> 74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 18:22:04 -0700
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6

Yes please enlighten us on this V6 that Ford put in full size pickups.
C.I.D.? I worked in a Ford dealership service dept. in 85-87 and don't
recall ever seeing a V6 F-series come in. Plenty of 300s, lotsa 302s and
quite a few 460s (351s wouldn't pass smog in CA then) but the only V6s were
in Rangers, Bronco Alsos, Aerostars & pass. cars. Now I do know that Ch*vy
used a V6 in their full sizes, I think they still might...

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

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From: Jason & Kathy Kendrick
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, September 26, 1999 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6


>In a full size?? Care to share any details you might have?
>Jason
>>
>
>> kendrick mddc.com writes:
>>
> I wasn't aware Ford used a V6.
>>
>> They did in 82 and 83, but went back to the stump puller in 84.
>>
>> Darrell Duggan



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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 21:38:46 -0400
From: Tony Marino
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6

I have a set of '83 shop manuals that have the V6 in it, and a friend's
father owns a truck with one in it--didn't believe it until I saw it a few
years ago-- so just for grins, if somebody wants me to scan anything, let
me know.. 8-) (he gave me the manuals when he sold the truck)

Tony
tony pscico.com
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At 06:22 PM 9/26/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Yes please enlighten us on this V6 that Ford put in full size pickups.
>C.I.D.? I worked in a Ford dealership service dept. in 85-87 and don't
>recall ever seeing a V6 F-series come in. Plenty of 300s, lotsa 302s and
>quite a few 460s (351s wouldn't pass smog in CA then) but the only V6s were
>in Rangers, Bronco Alsos, Aerostars & pass. cars. Now I do know that Ch*vy
>used a V6 in their full sizes, I think they still might...
>
>"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, riddle them with bullets"

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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 21:40:55 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - hauling with 1979 V6

In a message dated 9/26/99 9:31:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
bbeyer pacifier.com writes:

> Yes please enlighten us on this V6 that Ford put in full size pickups.
> C.I.D.?

Chilton's Ford Pick-ups 65-86 lists a v6-232 with engine code "3" for 1982
amd 1983; it also lists another oddball, a V8-255 cid. with engine code "D"
for 1982. {Sprinkle the obligatory grain of salt NOW}
Go figure. Let's all run out and find one of these puppies to stuff into our
rides.

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, 26 Sep 1999 20:37:36 -0500
From: "Lizard"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - need gas gauge sender for 71' F100

Looking for a tank sender for my 71' F100. have not been able to find one
so far, Ford dealer says
they are out of production. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 21:47:46 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Web site updates

The Ford Truck Enthusiasts web site has been updated.

Pictorial section has the following new trucks:
1999 F150
1992 F150
1988 Bronco II
1986 Ranger 4x4
1978 F150
1973 F100

Links Updated:
Misc. Truck Section

New Tech Article
Every once in a while we get an article submission that is
truly exceptional. List member Greg Carter has given us just
that! Check out his "1991 Ford F-250 Build-Up" article in
the tech articles section of the web site covering the
rebuild of a Dana 60 including Detroit Locker and its
installation into a F-250, IFS to Solid front axle, rear disk
brake conversion for the Ford 10.25 full float axle, MileMarker
Winch, power steering pump, and front bumper. Greg will soon
be sporting a free FTE t-shirt!
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 19:57:43 -0600
From: William A Whited
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints

I know this has been covered before, but where is
the best place to get a new rag joint or suitable
replacement. TIA

- --
William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
77 F150 CUSTOM 460
SEMPER FI


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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 20:00:17 -0600
From: William A Whited
Subject: FTE 61-79 - San Diego Trip

I'll be making a San Diego trip from Monday till
Friday morning, if any members are in that area and
would like to get together please shoot me an e-mail.
I promise to wear my FTE T-shirt and hat.

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William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
77 F150 CUSTOM 460
SEMPER FI


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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 21:03:55 -0500
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints

Your local parts store will have them for less than fifteen bucks.
Jason


William A Whited wrote:
>
> I know this has been covered before, but where is
> the best place to get a new rag joint or suitable
> replacement. TIA
>
> --
> William A Whited
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 22:22:33 EDT
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: 460 Bronco

In a message dated 9/26/1999 5:52:25 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
SHill48337 aol.com writes:


family for several years that is not possible >>

I thought it would not be possible to get the VIN. But, on the way back from
church today I decided to stop and see if the new owner still had it, they
did. It had been rolled and the body and box were removed from the truck
(they are looking for replacement parts). I think this is the #, it was on
the inside of the door, F26SCDG3977. I do not know how to decode it, but if
this is the right # it should back up what I said.
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 19:34:49 -0700
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints

I think it's referred to as FoMoCo! ;0)

Tom H.

> ----------
> From: William A Whited[SMTP:f10074 ford-trucks.com]
> Reply To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 9:57 PM
> To: 61-79-list
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints
>
> I know this has been covered before, but where is
> the best place to get a new rag joint or suitable
> replacement. TIA
>
> --
> William A Whited
> 74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
> 77 F150 CUSTOM 460
> SEMPER FI
>
>
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 21:39:37 -0500
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: 460 Bronco

Burt, according to the Vin #, the fourth digit in this case, an "S",
signifies a 400 cid V8. The Vin number for a 460 would be an "A".
Jason

SHill48337 aol.com wrote:
I think this is the #, it was on
> the inside of the door, F26SCDG3977. I do not know how to decode it, but if
> this is the right # it should back up what I said.
> Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 20:49:03 -0600
From: William A Whited
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints

What are you talking about?

"Hogan, Tom" wrote:

> I think it's referred to as FoMoCo! ;0)
>
> Tom H.
>
> > ----------
> > From: William A Whited[SMTP:f10074 ford-trucks.com]
> > Reply To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> > Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 9:57 PM
> > To: 61-79-list
> > Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints
> >
> > I know this has been covered before, but where is
> > the best place to get a new rag joint or suitable
> > replacement. TIA

William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
77 F150 CUSTOM 460
SEMPER FI


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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 22:56:03 EDT
From: GMontgo930 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 1978 Ford F150 Supercab 4x4 Parting Out

Where ya at? I might be interested in the rims & tires if the price is right
and the distance not too far. Im in Florida.

George


In a message dated 9/26/99 12:54:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
DR11AGON aol.com writes:


1978 FORD F150, Supercab 4x4: Has many good parts. whole front end no rust,
2
cabs to chose from, solid 8' bed, good drivetrain: 351M(crane cam, edelbrock
intake, holley 4 barrel, flowtech headers, dual exhaust with h-pipe and
flowmasters), C-6 tranny, transfer case, Ford 9" rear(3.50 gears), Dana44
front(3.50 gears), new doors, new door weatherstrip, new front window visor,
new parking brake cable, 1/2 good tread on 35" B.F. Goodrich All-Terrain.
Call for prices. mileage: 138000.
(215) 886-6956 >>
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 19:56:45 -0700
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints

I got mine in a little blue and white box from a local Ford dealership parts
counter. I was shocked that it was actually still available from them. The
one I got had the flex part of the coupling made out of some sort of polymer
instead of the original rubber.

Tom H.

> ----------
> From: William A Whited[SMTP:f10074 ford-trucks.com]
> Reply To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 10:49 PM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints
>
> What are you talking about?
>
> "Hogan, Tom" wrote:
>
> > I think it's referred to as FoMoCo! ;0)
> >
> > Tom H.
> >
> > > ----------
> > > From: William A Whited[SMTP:f10074 ford-trucks.com]
> > > Reply To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> > > Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 9:57 PM
> > > To: 61-79-list
> > > Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints
> > >
> > > I know this has been covered before, but where is
> > > the best place to get a new rag joint or suitable
> > > replacement. TIA
>
> William A Whited
> 74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
> 77 F150 CUSTOM 460
> SEMPER FI
>
>
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 21:05:21 -0600
From: William A Whited
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints

How much?

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William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
77 F150 CUSTOM 460
SEMPER FI


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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 20:12:53 -0700
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints

That was 4 years ago. I think it was $40-50. But I might be wrong. Give
them a call.

Tom H.

> ----------
> From: William A Whited[SMTP:f10074 ford-trucks.com]
> Reply To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 11:05 PM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Rag Joints
>
> How much?
>
> --
> William A Whited
> 74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
> 77 F150 CUSTOM 460
> SEMPER FI
>
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 23:52:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: crewcab altavista.net
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 9" Inch Rear Vent Cleared

Fortified with knowledge gleaned from the almighty
FTE list, I ventured forth to clear the vent opening
on my '64 F100.

Whoever mentioned that the brake fitting is screwed to
the axle housing was very, very close.

The brake Y has has an opening through which the vent
passes and the vent itself screws into the housing.

A little tug on the hex and it unscrewed easily.

I tried to use a drill, but the steel was hard and
I backed off and used a wire instead.

A little probing revealed that the actual opening is
very small and a piece of wire was used to poke the hole
through.

We'll see if the open vent stops the oozing from the
right side.

Jeff '64 F100 CrewCab



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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 23:00:33 -0500
From: kimchi webcombo.net
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Radius arm bushing replacement

Hi. How difficult and how expensive is it to replace the radius arm
bushings in the front suspension of a '78 F-250?

One is shot, which makes some clanking/banging noise when going over bumps,
and I thought it would be prudent to replace both at the same time.

Also, is there anything else I should check out while I'm on ye olde
creeper, under the front end?

Thanks to all!

p.s. - Heres a little tip if you ever have to replace a distributor on an I-6:
pull the hex-shaft out of the old dist., and, instead of inserting it into
the new one, drop it into place in the block, THEN wiggle the new dist. in.
I came upon this solution after almost breaking out ye olde sledgehammer
Saturday afternoon! grrrrrrrr! }:[

Perhaps this is already a well-known fact, but this is the first dist. I've
ever replaced on ANY vehicle I've owned, and, with the exception of the
hex-shaft saga, it was a breeze!

There is so much room in the engine compartment, I could actually climb in
and stand with my feet on the ground on the driver's side of the engine,
and not have my legs or butt touch a thing! With today's vehicles, if you
dropped a pin in an engine compartment, I'll bet it wouldn't hit the
ground, much less being located in the black rubber vacuum/smoghose morass.
Two teenagers could live under my hood. he he :)

- ---------------------------------------------------
'78 F-250 Custom 2WD w/SuperCab, Rustic Primer Gray
300 HD I-6 (forged steel crank, etc.), Carter YF-1V
Warner T18 4-spd, 3.31 Dana 61-2 Full-Floater
Power Brakes & Manual Steering - what a combo!?
295K, and no rebuild yet!
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Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 00:31:08 EDT
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: 460 Bronco

In a message dated 9/26/1999 7:41:03 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
kendrick mddc.com writes:


signifies a 400 cid V8. The Vin number for a 460 would be an "A".
Jason >>

Thanks, I think? I do not mind saying I am a bit confused. I do know the
difference between the two engines. I felt strong enough about this to go
get the VIN #. Now I do not know what to think? I know I read it correctly
and I certainly can not explain it. Ironically I traded the original engine
for a 400 in the early 80's. (I'm losing it, no hard evidence here.)
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 00:51:10 -0400
From: "Don Haring, Jr."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - When was 300 introduced?

When did Ford introduce the 300 as a replacement for the 240 engine? Just
curious.

- -don

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Date: Mon, 27 Sep 1999 00:08:32 -0500
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - When was 300 introduced?

According to my Chilton's, the 300 I6 was introduced into trucks in
1975.
Jason


Don Haring, Jr. wrote:
>
> When did Ford introduce the 300 as a replacement for the 240 engine? Just
> curious.
>
> -don
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Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 22:30:25 -0700
From: "Cliff"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Radius arm bushing replacement

Well the radius arm bushings aren't expensive, I got two at Pep Boys for
just under $20. Putting them on isn't easy, but it's not extremely difficult
either.

First jack up one side at a time. If you only have a couple of jacks handy.
Jack it up and remove the bottom bolt from the shock and move it as needed,
when you get to that part. Jack the truck up, using the frame as your place
for the jack, enough to take the weight off the tire on the side your
working on. Or bring the tire off the ground not much more than an inch.
Just enough that the tire will move. Take the nut off the raduis arm near
the bushing. With a come-along, hook the come-along to that side I beam or
something that will pull the wheel forward. Set your parking brake, and make
sure whatever it is you hook the come-along to is capable of handing a heavy
pull. I put a stake into the ground about a foot and a half at an angle. The
angle being away from the truck. Crank the come-along back into itself, and
it will pull the front wheel forward. Take it slow and only pull it forward
enough to get the old bushing off and the new one on. Now getting it lined
up once you start cranking the come-along back out. If you take it slow, and
watch, you may get lucky and the radius arm lines up pretty good. If not,
take a bottle jack and place it under the radius arm, and jack the raduis
arm up only high enough to line it up with the hole. Then let the come-along
out and it should go right in. Then put your out side of the bushing on, and
tighten up the nut and put the cotter pin in it. It only takes about 45
minutes for each side, if you're only using two bottle jacks. If you have
floor jacks? It might not take but about 30 minutes each side.

I just did this on my truck a few months ago. The drivers side bushing was
gone when I bought the truck. But like you I went ahead and replaced both at
the same time. Take care and be careful under there. By the way, you can
leave the tires on the truck while doing this. And don't forget to reconnect
your shock on the bottom.

Cliff
1972 F250 360/2V C6
I just rebuilt the power steering gearbox this weekend (new seal kit).


- ----- Original Message -----
From:
To:
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 9:00 PM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Radius arm bushing replacement


> Hi. How difficult and how expensive is it to replace the radius arm
> bushings in the front suspension of a '78 F-250?
>
> One is shot, which makes some clanking/banging noise when going over
bumps,
> and I thought it would be prudent to replace both at the same time.
>
> Also, is there anything else I should check out while I'm on ye olde
> creeper, under the front end?
>
> Thanks to all!
>
> p.s. - Heres a little tip if you ever have to replace a distributor on an
I-6:
> pull the hex-shaft out of the old dist., and, instead of inserting it into
> the new one, drop it into place in the block, THEN wiggle the new dist.
in.
> I came upon this solution after almost breaking out ye olde sledgehammer
> Saturday afternoon! grrrrrrrr! }:[
>
> Perhaps this is already a well-known fact, but this is the first dist.....


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