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61-79-list-digest Saturday, October 9 1999 Volume 03 : Number 366



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In this issue:

RE: FTE 61-79 - Howling
RE: FTE 61-79 - starts - dies
RE: FTE 61-79 - starts - dies
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Knock Detectors
RE: FTE 61-79 - names and addictions.
RE: FTE 61-79 - Leaking Water
FTE 61-79 - Stuck in St. Louis
FTE 61-79 - Door seal Install
FTE 61-79 - 402
FTE 61-79 - Whinw/howl rearend
RE: FTE 61-79 - Stuck in St. Louis
RE: FTE 61-79 - I-6 Website
RE: FTE 61-79 - Internally or externally balanced 460?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle ratio, punkin?
FTE 61-79 - balance 460
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: EFI Computers and such
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Knock Detectors
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: EFI Computers, knock sensors and such
FTE 61-79 - Water leak
RE: FTE 61-79 - Whinw/howl rearend
RE: FTE 61-79 - Internally or externally balanced 460?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Stuck in St. Louis
FTE 61-79 - Removing bearing axle shaft seal
Re: FTE 61-79 - Removing bearing axle shaft seal
Re: FTE 61-79 - Removing bearing axle shaft seal
RE: FTE 61-79 - Removing bearing axle shaft seal
FTE 61-79 - Front axel capacity--need for seals
FTE 61-79 - Hi Boy Steering
FTE 61-79 - Crusie Control
RE: FTE 61-79 - Crusie Control
RE: FTE 61-79 - Crusie Control
Re: FTE 61-79 - Front axel capacity--need for seals
Re: FTE 61-79 - Crusie Control
Re: FTE 61-79 - starts - dies
Re: FTE 61-79 - starts - dies
Re: FTE 61-79 - Front axel capacity--need for seals
RE: FTE 61-79 - Crusie Control
Re: FTE 61-79 - Front axel capacity--need for seals
FTE 61-79 - Adjustable Drag link???
FTE 61-79 - O ring for C-6 needed
RE: FTE 61-79 - O ring for C-6 needed
Re: FTE 61-79 - Front axel capacity--need for seals
Re: FTE 61-79 - Front axel capacity--need for seals
Re: FTE 61-79 - Water leak
FTE 61-79 - three speed on the floor my '71 f100
Re: FTE 61-79 - Water leak
FTE 61-79 - Why Ford Made Unibodies Speculation
Re: FTE 61-79 - Crew Cabs

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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 06:20:55 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Howling

Mine didn't whine, it rattled, until I used my trusty 3/4" impact on the
yoke nut. Now it whines all the time, pushing or pulling :-) (but the
rattle is gone :-)) The procedure is called "Precision bearing preloading"
:-)

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>
> cruise/accel, but is quiet on decel/coast :-). >>
>
> When mine went out it would only whine at steady speed. If I
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 07:43:39 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - starts - dies

Well, Ok, my point was that when you release the key you turn off the power
to the start wire and the engine will not run if the run wire has no voltage
which was not the case we were discussing :-) I don't keep a copy of the
wiring diagram handy and go from a very clouded memory. When I fix
something I go on about my business and seem to forget what I did anymore
:-( At one point I put a multimeter on every part of the system and knew
exactly what each did but now......:-(

I found a ballast resistor on one of my 78 vehicles but haven't found it
again so maybe I was dreaming (I don't inhale :-)) I remember getting 12v
and 8v and 2v at various points in the system and 2.--- ohms resistance
somewhere and then my starter quit working and.....:-)

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> Gary, if you're talking D-spark here, that's not quite right.
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 08:58:46 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - starts - dies

I'm getting roughly 11 with the bronco and got 6 with the van but there were
other issues with the van so it doesn't count. The standard, 600 cfm
replacement Holley square bore is not designed to meter well at low signal
strengths so tipin is a problem in most appications for street use. With
spread bores there is better signal strength at low rpms so they do better.
My goal with the 460 is 15 mpg Average and I guarantee it won't get done
with a standard, square bore Holley :-)

The Carter and Rochester are well known to be much better, low rpm metering
carbs so are more suited for the street but apparently don't flow quite as
well at WOT as the Holley and they are more expensive so most people use the
Holleys.

Since I don't ever plan to drag race my truck and I am satisfied when I can
pass a string of cars with enough accelleration to push me back in my seat
the Rochester or Carter will do just fine and will also give me much better
low speed throttle response. I totally believe in the spread bore concept
so there just aren't any square bores that will ever get my attention again
:-) There just isn't any comparison :-)

Yes, you can up the accellerator pump ante and you can put bigger jets in it
to make up for the transition mixture but then the economy goes down. If it
has modular anular discharge nozzles you may be able to gain something there
too. You can also adjust the timing to compensate a little but, again, the
economy and performance suffers. Maybe I'm just a perfectionist but I want
my engine to pull hard, smooth and clean at any speed I happen to want to
mash the pedal and under any load. The sputtering, backfiring, hesitating
and other flat spot symptoms are just not acceptable to me under ANY
conditions. My OEM spread bore on the 460 meets this standard for the most
part but still has some slight glitches in it so the next step is the
Rochester :-) I won't stop until I have a Rheostat controlled DC Electric
motor like performance at all speeds and load conditions :-) With an M
block that's a challenge but with the 460 it's a realistic dream :-) (just
had to light a fire there, sorry Dave :-))

Course I could always go EFI......:-)

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> If the Holley isn't a good carb for economy or tipin,
> then what is? I
> thought that the adjustable accelerator pump circuit provided off idle
> performance when adjusted properly? 11-14 MPG from a 390 in a
> full size
> truck seems reasonable to me. How many MPG's would you consider to be
> economical?
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 08:03:06 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Knock Detectors

> This is the advantage of a knock detector. You can run
> enough initial advance to get good low speed power and
> economy, but under a heavy load and knock conditions
> occur, the total advance backs off so that you get all
> the usable power that the fuel will produce and no
> wastful knocking.
>

Unless of course the knock sensor is wired like it is from the factory in
which case once it starts knocking that advance is pulled off of the base
and you are therefore left back where you started ... I'm sure if you're
adding your own you could wire around this "problem" or "feature" but if
you're using a stock computer, you'd have to reset it or have 4 heat/cool
cycles before it actually cleared itself.


Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 08:12:32 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - names and addictions.

> Wish, Come on now we had the discussion about terms before. The
> SUPERCAB (not
> extended cab) of my 74 is 139 and my 77 long bed is 133.
>

Hahahaha ... sorry guys ... I was so wrapped up in getting a part that FedEx
was holding for me that it must've slipped my mind ...


You guys HAVE to help me ... I've been spending way to much money lately,
this is a problem, but not the one I need your help with ... my "problem" is
that I did some work on my car and got addicted to the power, now I keep
buying parts for it when I should be working on my truck! I watched a
special on Speed Vision about "off-roading" (yes most of those roads were
better than the one I live on) and that helped, but I really need to get
motivated to get after some little stuff on the truck before winter sets in!
HELP! :)

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 4.6L
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 08:15:25 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Leaking Water

> I have a 1972 F-100 that leaks all the water from the water
> jacket within 2
> minutes from the backside of the engine where the clutch bell housing
> connects.
> Other than this problem, the engine runs fine.
>
> Does anyone know if there is a freeze plug in the back of the engine? I
> was hoping this might be the problem, rather than a cracked block.
>

Hmmm...what motor ? 72 from the factory could be a couple of 6's, a 302, or
an FE, then there's all the swap possibilities ... I think the 302 MAY have
a freeze plug in the head ... the FE doesn't (head's not big enough is it ?
:) and I have NO idea about the 6's, I'd guess they might ...

I'd suspect the head gasket first though ... put your hand down the back of
the head (if the motor's fairly clean) and just run your hand down it til
you feel where the water is coming out ... if you hit the crack where the
head meets the block and then feel water, that's likely the leak (the head
gasket I mean) ...

That's where my FE let go once.

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 09:36:52 EDT
From: SROTH84 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Stuck in St. Louis

I am new to this group, I hope you can help. I just shipped my '69 Bronco
from Florida to St. Louis(we just moved here). The last thing my mechanic did
was convert it to power steering. I unloaded it from the truck and the
steering has failed where the steering shaft meets the box. Does anyoneout
there know a good mechanic or garage with experience on old Broncos?
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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 09:58:43 -0700
From: "O'Connor"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Door seal Install

Jeff,
I just looked closely at the Carpenter catalogue that I mentioned earlier.
It shows repair/installation of the vent seal, anti-rattlers and vent
glass. It is their old catalogue #7, April, 1997. Sorry to mislead you.
Still interested?

Tim 66F100 Custom Cab SWB with 352, P/S & O/D
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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 09:16:32 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 402

Azie,
Thanks for the support. I'm not running stock heads - maybe you took that into
consideration. These are brand new Edelbrock Performer RPM FE heads #6006
(complete) - 72cc chambers, 'Heads include stainless steel, one-piece,
swirl-polished, hardened tip 2.09" intake and 1.66" exhaust valves.' I bought
the "complete" heads because they had all new/modern springs/valves and such,
and it was cheaper than rebuilding the old cast iron heads.

It may be painfully obvious that I'm not the seasoned mechanic that many/most of
the list members are, and I appreciate your patience.

Brian Nyman
bnyman allina.com

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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 10:41:55 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Whinw/howl rearend

Ox writes: >>My 79, 9" does just the opposite. It whines like a motha under
cruise/accel, but is quiet on decel/coast :-).

I found that I had the pinion too shallow into the housing when one of mine did
this several years ago. I replaced the spacer between the pinion carrier and
the differential housing with a thicker one(now don' ask how much thicker or
what the thickness was cause I don't remember), and the rear quited down to
normal(no whine/howl - nada none). Just my experience.

Azie


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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 10:52:44 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Stuck in St. Louis

Are you saying the rag joint? These are pretty easy to replace and only $10
or so at auto parts.

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> steering has failed where the steering shaft meets the box.
> Does anyoneout
> there know a good mechanic or garage with experience on old Broncos?
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 10:27:28 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - I-6 Website

My soninlaw just got a gift of a stuffed bug with a y2k crash built in.
When you drop it the silly thing sounds like glass breaking :-) The boys at
the office spent the whole day throwing things at it to make it crash :-)
(He works for an architect as a cad guy)

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> Grumble grumble grumble..... ;-)
>
> Unfortunately, I'm not Y2K compatible...
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 10:48:59 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Internally or externally balanced 460?

I can't agree with that one.... a 460 will break an NP435 way before it will
trash a C-6. This is the main reason I'm considering the C-6 when I do the
conversion. I'm concerned that I will get a little crazy one day and snap
the input shaft or something. The C-6 OTOH will absorb a tremendous amount
of torque before giving up :-) It has a built in shock absorber called a
torque converter :-)

Even wear wise I have several C-6's with well over 150k on them and they run
strong but both Np 435's I have are seriously missing syncros and have
serious rattles at about the same mileage.

Don't misunderstand, I like the Np-435 and it has advantages off road or in
bad weather and is stone reliable under hard use where a C-6 would burn up
if not properly cooled etc. but over all, in my experience, the C-6 will
outlast a standard most of the time in general use if not abused and will
easily take as much torque all day long, if not more without breaking.

Now.......if you want to talk OD autos we have a whole nuther smoke......:-(

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> great tranny-as far as automatics go, but the slushboxes are so
> finiky...4spds are soooo much more durable.
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 10:59:58 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Rear axle ratio, punkin?

And there's this one really big one that only shows up when Snoopy's
asleep......

BTW, what did Larry say wrong? Did I miss that post?

This punkin thing is pretty loose, it depends on who you talk to what
specific part of the rear end it actually is. I used to call the third
member a punkin, some call just the differntial housing (Carrier) with ring
gear the punkin, but I typically just consider the humpy thing in the middle
of the rear axle assy the "Punkin" since it's fat and round and on some off
brand vehicles I've even seen Orange ones :-) I think the original meaning
was number two, the carrier (differential housing) portion, maybe Azie can
enlighten us?

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> > What's a pumpkin??
>
> Well Lisa, its this little orange thing that grows in a patch
> with a bunch
> of others like it ... ;)
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 10:59:30 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - balance 460

David writes: >>I have a 460 with a casting number of D1VE A2B this means 1971
block right?
Therefore it should be internally balanced right? Well when I pulled the
motor to address my blowby issue I recall seeing a lobe (a weighted thingy)
behind the harmonic balancer does this suggest externally balanced. I do
not recall seeing any weights on the flywheel (I will double check).
Ultimately as you all may know I am swapping the 4spd for an auto.....so do
I need a special flexplate (whatever the term is for the auto flywheel) for
this if it is externally balanced? Any way to positively know how it is
balanced? Thanks again for all your help. Please respond to me directly
along with the list, so I can use this info tomorrow when the reassembly
starts.

All I've had personal experience with have been "Zero" or internally balanced.
No weighted offsets in the vibration damper and no weights on the flywheel.
Usually, I repeat, U S U A L L Y on internal(zero) balanced engines, there will
be holes drilled in some of the larger counterweights on the crankshaft. I
would take a good look at these for holes, as well as at the flywheel for
copunterweights.

I have heard of some of the very early CJ and SCJ's(429's) being externally
balanced, but never encountered one.

Azie
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 08:03:49 -0700
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: EFI Computers and such

I believe the stock location is in an expansion plug location. I know some
on the list have threaded their expansion plug openings an installed pipe
plugs for better leak prevention. Something similar could be done for the
knock sensor. One thing I have heard is that you cannot use solid lifter
cams with knock sensors. The noise the vavletrain makes with a solid lifter
confuses the sensor and makes it think the engine is in a knock condition
when it is not.

Tom H.

> ----------
> From: Dan Lee[SMTP:danlee_58 yahoo.com]
> Reply To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Thursday, October 07, 1999 11:18 AM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: EFI Computers and such
>
> Bill,
>
> That is a good question, but it is one that I have
> considered. A knock detector is an audio pickup
> device, like a microphone. The circuitry is tuned to
> the particular frequency that is associated with a
> knock. All that is required is that the detector be in
> close contact with the motor. Any hole will do. The
> oil pressure switch is one that comes to mind. A
> manifold port may work as well. A crankcase vent would
> propably be ideal.
> I did some further checking on Jacobs, their unit
> changes the spark duration based on mixture, not the
> timing.
> I believe there is some confusion, at least on my part
> between the terms 'detonation' and 'knock'. Detonation
> is something that occurs on Supercharged engines at
> high RPMs. Knock is Octane Knock or pinging and is due
> to low octane fuel under high compression burning too
> fast and producing a shock wave which in turn produces
> an audible sound. This effect occurs at low RPMs under
> heavy load.
>
> Dan Lee
> '53 F100
> 400C-4V
>
>
> From: "Bill Beyer"
> Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - EFI, Computers and such
> I'm curious about where/how you're going to install
> the knock sensor.
> "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, riddle them
> with bullets"
> - -----Original Message-----From: Dan Lee
>
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>
> Date: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 8:22 AM
> Subject: FTE 61-79 - EFI, Computers and such>
> >I read the recent thread about EFI and would love a
> >reasonably priced EFI on my 400. In the meantime I
> >would settle for a ignition computer that supports a
> >knock sensor, since my 400 has 10.2:1 compression
> >ratio. I would like to drop some total advance when
> >the knock sensor detects detonation. I know that MSD
> >makes a unit that will do that for turbos, but that's
> >based on boost not detonation. Jacobs also makes a
> >computer that they claim is suitable for this engine,
> >but I am trying to get the details on this unit. Does
> >anyone know of anything available with
> this>capability?
>
>
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 11:05:47 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Knock Detectors

Ok, now lets get serious, are there after market ignition modules that work
with the dura spark pulse trigger dizzy which have this capability? If I go
out and jump on the biggest, baddest Jacobs or MSD system and keep my trusty
carb can I take advantage of this? Will my M block motor ever be Pain
Free......I mean knock free?

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> This is the advantage of a knock detector. You can run
> enough initial advance to get good low speed power and
> economy, but under a heavy load and knock conditions
> occur, the total advance backs off so that you get all
> the usable power that the fuel will produce and no
> wastful knocking.
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 11:36:22 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: EFI Computers, knock sensors and such

In other discussions on this subject it was pointed out that the location is
very important so that it picks up the right vibrations. One suggestion I
recall was to get it as close to the combustion chamber as possible so it's
sensitivity could be dulled to the greatest extent to screen out the other
noise?

Probably works about like my motion detectors.....if you turn them down so
it won't come on every time a car goes by you have to jump up and down in
front of the stupid thing, waving your arms to get it to turn on......:-(
Maybe if I use multiple detectors with one light fixture, 90 degrees to each
other......:-)

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> knock sensor. One thing I have heard is that you cannot use
> solid lifter
> cams with knock sensors. The noise the vavletrain makes with
> a solid lifter
> confuses the sensor and makes it think the engine is in a
> knock condition
> when it is not.
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 11:46:08 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Water leak

Dave writes: >>Does anyone know if there is a freeze plug in the back of the
engine? I
was hoping this might be the problem, rather than a cracked block.

Don't say what engine you have, but most do have a plug under the bellhousing.

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 11:08:29 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Whinw/howl rearend

Isn't that what the "Yink" is supposed to do for us? Get the patter of
little feet.....(grand daughter's on my mind :-)) pattern just so and the
pinion depth then is supposed to be right on?

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> I found that I had the pinion too shallow into the housing
> when one of mine did
> this several years ago. I replaced the spacer between the
> pinion carrier and
> the differential housing with a thicker one(now don' ask how
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 10:12:21 -0400
From: "Clem Salek"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Internally or externally balanced 460?


will


In terms of breaking trannies, u-joints will give up way before a tranny
blows up...that's been my experience. I've got 1350 Spicers, and I think
that's my weak link. (Time to upgrade to the massive 1400 series??) It's
just been my experience that auto's need a lot more TLC and/or beefing to
keep them happy, wherease, even a bone-yard 4spd is ready for action.






Yes, I agree with this wholeheartedly. Driving a 4spd under full load,
doing 5k hill assaults, you'll break more parts, but under normal driving
conditions, 4spds are fine. Except when plowing snow...It takes sooooo long
to back up 200+- feet with an 8:1 reverse gear. Also, spooling in my winch
(with the tranny in reverse, t-case in neutral) takes a long time.


run



I'd have to disagree. All the auto's I've seen with miles on them are beat.
Maybe they've just been too abused. The 4 speeds, on the other hand, seem
to go forever (with zero maintenance)...Try that with an auto. Futhermore,
automatics (from what I'm told) are really simple to wiork on, but all those
check balls and springs and passageways scare me. One piece of
rt...:-( 4speeds: really simple to rebuild...:-)



Amen


Clem
"Recon Unit 1"
'79 F350 4X4,460,NP435
10Ton PTO Winch

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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 10:19:49 -0400
From: "Clem Salek"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Stuck in St. Louis

Borgeson (located in CT) makes some really nice steering shafts, but they're
expensive ($200??) I've seen guys put togeter a steering shaft using flex
joints and 1/2" extensions from a 1/2" drive tool set...Really scary, (can
you say butchery?) Steering's no place to cut corners. Whatever is done to
correct the steering shart, use top quality u-joints, collapseable shafts,
or replacement parts.

Clem
"Recon Unit 1"
'79 F350 4X4,460,NP435
10Ton PTO Winch




$10



> steering has failed where the steering shaft meets the box.
> Does anyoneout
> there know a good mechanic or garage with experience on old Broncos?

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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 11:22:16 -0600
From: Kirk Baillie
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Removing bearing axle shaft seal

How do you go about driving the axle bearing shaft seal out of the
drums. The inner bearing is in the way.
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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 13:47:49 -0400
From: Tony Marino
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Removing bearing axle shaft seal

Easiest trick is to take a flat screwdriver and a hammer, and just put it
on the edge of the seal where it is flat with the drum and beat the snot
out of it-- eventually it will either pop up, or give you a groove to get a
pair of pliers into to get them out.. 8-)

Tony
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At 11:22 AM 10/8/99 -0600, you wrote:
>How do you go about driving the axle bearing shaft seal out of the
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 13:53:52 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Removing bearing axle shaft seal

In a message dated 10/8/99 1:27:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
kbaillie home.com writes:

> How do you go about driving the axle bearing shaft seal out of the
> drums. The inner bearing is in the way.
Since I always replace the seal anyway...I turn the drum so the seal is
facing down and suspended over a "clean" area (not the dirt) and use a block
of wood against the center section of the bearing and drive it right out with
a few blows of a hammer on the wood. That forces the seal right out.

Stock Man
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 13:59:08 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Removing bearing axle shaft seal

Well, you don't :-) You use a puller. I've knocked them out from behind
many times but you risk damaging the bearings if you can even get a purchase
on them. On one occasion I used an old brake spanner as a punch by cutting
off one end for a handle and using the bent end as the punch to reach behind
the bearing and get under it to drive out some races but the puller might
have worked just as well or even better in that case.

Auto parts has a whole bunch of pullers for all kinds of things but the one
I like the best is called a pilot bearing puller. It's a little slide
hammer with a hook on the end to hook over the edge of the pilot bearing to
pull it out and it also happens to work very well for seals and even bearing
races with a heavy enough slide. You don't need much for this so don't go
out and spend a bunch on something fancy. Go to autozone or one of the
others that rent tools and try a few and see which one you like the best
then buy it if you think you will use it again, that's what I did on many
items I have now :-)

All you need for this is a rod, a piece of pipe and a way to stop the pipe
at one end and a hook at the other or you could even set it up to tap out
with a hammer as mine was when I got it. Mine was a little pricey and I
wouldn't recommend the same tool due to that but other tools out there will
do the same job and are cheaper so shop around or make one up out of some
junk lying around.

- --
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> How do you go about driving the axle bearing shaft seal out of the
> drums. The inner bearing is in the way.
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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 12:12:07 -0600
From: Kirk Baillie
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Front axel capacity--need for seals

Hi I need to find out my front axle capacity. It is a dana 60 with the
vin plate code: B4J "J" is the capacity is it not, but I can not find
the represented # in the vin plate decoder.

Thanks again
Kirk Baillie
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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 11:24:03 -0700
From: "J.S.H."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Hi Boy Steering

> p/s unit off a 1 ton international truck would bolt right up to my frame and pitman arm,

I know some one who did this, works OK, looks like a hack job
with a huge p/s box on the outside of frame where it rubs the
tire on right turns.The 78-9 box swap looks %100 original,and
that is the set up I plan on using at some point in time on mine(76)
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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 12:37:17 -0600
From: William A Whited
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Crusie Control

On my 77 they have the cruise control buttons in
the steering wheel. If I wanted to change to an after
market steering wheel how would I move the cruise
controls and how hard would it be? Remember I'm an
electrical IDIOT. TIA

- --
William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
77 F150 CUSTOM 460
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 13:59:44 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Crusie Control

> On my 77 they have the cruise control buttons in
> the steering wheel. If I wanted to change to an after
> market steering wheel how would I move the cruise
> controls and how hard would it be? Remember I'm an
> electrical IDIOT. TIA
>

Some companies have finally started making aftermarket wheels that will hold
the cruise buttons ... I know the 'stangs offer them, don't know what you're
lookin for on your truck though ... just call grant or someone and see if
they offer anything ....

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 15:16:52 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Crusie Control

Grant has a steering wheel with buttons in it.....why would you want to go
backward? I have cruise control for my bronco and have been waiting till I
could find a wheel to use it with :-) There are all kinds of kinky after
market versions out there with dash mounted buttons and sticks etc. but none
of them appeal to me, you have to take your eyes off the road to operate
them, YUK!

You might be able to pull the wires out of the column and set up a set of
buttons on the dash near to the column and hook them up but you would
probably have to cut the ends off and then they wouldn't go back on the old
setup. I have the system out of my lincoln. If I have time I will pull the
wheel and see how it all goes together.

- --
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> On my 77 they have the cruise control buttons in
> the steering wheel. If I wanted to change to an after
> market steering wheel how would I move the cruise
> controls and how hard would it be? Remember I'm an
> electrical IDIOT. TIA
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 14:32:41 -0500
From: "Norm"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Front axel capacity--need for seals

> Hi I need to find out my front axle capacity. It is a dana 60 with the
> vin plate code: B4J "J" is the capacity is it not, but I can not find
> the represented # in the vin plate decoder.
>
> Thanks again
> Kirk Baillie

Kirk I have no idea of the year your truck is...but assuming the codes
match in 1978 The B4 Code meant a rear Dana 60 with limmited slip and 4.10
gears/5300GVW?

According to the factory Ford Service Specification book I have here (1978)
The J stands for power steering!

IF it is a front Dana 60 built from79-97.....The inner wheel bearing seal
,part # is 27452 ( thats a NAPA # But I believe it is a C/R part # also!

If ya need the axle shaft seal..78-79 only #15692

Spindle hub seal......79-91 inner/ #400659
outer/ #711822

Hope this helps some!

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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 13:45:38 -0600
From: William A Whited
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Crusie Control

Gary, I was looking at going backwards. Just wondering
if there was an easy fix. The wheel I was looking at
is in the LMC catalog with a nice hardwood finish and
big ole Ford Emblem on it. My wheel is cracking pretty
bad and the rubber piece in the middle is coming up and
keeps getting in my way during turns. I'm just looking
into it at this stage. Thanks for the opioins though.

- --
William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
77 F150 CUSTOM 460
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 15:17:42 -0500
From: "Norm"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - starts - dies

Gary wrote
The standard, 600 cfm
> replacement Holley square bore is not designed to meter well at low signal
> strengths so tipin is a problem in most appications for street use. With
> spread bores there is better signal strength at low rpms so they do
better.
> My goal with the 460 is 15 mpg Average and I guarantee it won't get done
> with a standard, square bore Holley :-)

Gary.....I hate ta disagree (really)......but my dads old
motorhome....mildly modified 460, with a 750 Holley....(again massaged)
recurved dizzy and all the usual tricks got 14mpg average going across ND a
few years back! And maintains a respectable average of 12+ on every trip it
takes! (except in the mountains)

> The Carter and Rochester are well known to be much better, low rpm
metering
> carbs so are more suited for the street but apparently don't flow quite as
> well at WOT as the Holley and they are more expensive so most people use
the
> Holleys.

Again! I would think that 800CFM for the QJ and 1000CRM for the TQ should be
adequate for most?
And I will agree that the spread bores are decent carbs ( ya know what I
like Gary) But there is nothing wrong with the Holley if tuned properly!

Maybe I'm just a perfectionist but I want
> my engine to pull hard, smooth and clean at any speed I happen to want to
> mash the pedal and under any load. The sputtering, backfiring, hesitating
> and other flat spot symptoms are just not acceptable to me under ANY
> conditions

Gary.......I will wager a weeks pay ya can't find a bog, hesitation,
stumble,or backfire in my Bronco as it sits right now! With my least
favorite carb (Edelbrock) presently residing on it!

And If I can tune it to run like this without alot of fussing......on my
motor....(5in vac) Then it will run even better on most i would think!

Ok ,well Anyways.. I just felt compelled to defend the square
bores......They only run poorly if not tuned properly!
And I have seen many a poor running spreadbore also! Again.....owners
fault.......not the carbs!

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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 16:47:00 -0400
From: tfreeman murphyfarms.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - starts - dies

Okay....I'll bite....what is tipin????

- -Ted




Gary wrote
The standard, 600 cfm
> replacement Holley square bore is not designed to meter well at low signal
> strengths so tipin is a problem in most appications for street use. With
> spread bores there is better signal strength at low rpms so they do
better.









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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 15:06:33 -0600
From: Kirk Baillie
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Front axel capacity--need for seals

The truck is a 74 F250 4x4, and I need the seal for the axle shaft (the
one on the back of the drum).

thanks
Kirk Baillie
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 16:18:13 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Crusie Control

> Gary, I was looking at going backwards. Just wondering
> if there was an easy fix. The wheel I was looking at
> is in the LMC catalog with a nice hardwood finish and
> big ole Ford Emblem on it. My wheel is cracking pretty
> bad and the rubber piece in the middle is coming up and
> keeps getting in my way during turns. I'm just looking
> into it at this stage. Thanks for the opioins though.
>

Actually it just dawned on me, the newer trucks all use this same style of
cruise, why not just "cruise" the yards lookin for a new one ??? I see them
once in a while out here even .... just not the old ones like I've got ... I
did actually turn down a good one 'cause it had cruise and I can't use it,
I'll see if its still there ...


Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 4.6L
73ish F100 4x4 6.4L
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ps the trailer didn't have any manuf. name on it, I'll have to talk to Dad
'cause he's got the paperwork.

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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 17:16:26 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Front axel capacity--need for seals

In a message dated 10/8/99 2:23:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
kbaillie home.com writes:

> Hi I need to find out my front axle capacity. It is a dana 60 with the
> vin plate code: B4J "J" is the capacity is it not, but I can not find
> the represented # in the vin plate decoder.

That 'J' is Ford's code for which front axle is installed. You will need
to take that code and decipher it using a Master Part Catalog or the
identification section usually found in the "Preliminary" Shop Manual for the
year of your truck. You don't mention whether or not the axle id tag is
still there? That would help too. If your front end is apart you should be
able to read the part number from the inner seal you need. This makes it
real easy when its an aftermarket seal because it is usually number that your
local parts guy can look up by part number rather than application. Good for
a quick fix and let's you put off your knowledge seeking quest when you have
the time.

Stock Man
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1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 17:33:55 -0400
From: joe delaurentis
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Adjustable Drag link???

hello group,
with my 68 4x4 slowly coming back to life from a frame up redo, I am
having a problem with the Front dana 44 not aligning with the truck it
seems to be off set
by 2 inches(when standing in front the front wheels are off from the
back ones)
My questions are, I am using a dana 44 from a 79 f-150 4x4 so i can have

disk brakes, can i use the 68 drag link(the arm from the axle front to
the frame mount
Am i calling this the right thing???)the 68 one is 2+ inches shorter
then the 79 one
or is there such an item as an adjustable one and were i could get
one..?
Joe
68 4x4 390 c6- Np 205 Dana 44 with Disc Brakes,
Since Ford Didn't build em this way in 68, I'll make my own!

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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 17:38:45 -0400
From: joe delaurentis
Subject: FTE 61-79 - O ring for C-6 needed

Group,
can somebody point me in the direction of finding the O ring for a C-6
dipstick tube

- --
Joe
68 4x4 390 c6- Np 205 Dana 44 with Disc Brakes,
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 16:54:36 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - O ring for C-6 needed

> Group,
> can somebody point me in the direction of finding the O ring for a C-6
> dipstick tube
>
Lowe's ... all your home improvement needs :)


Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 17:06:04 -0500
From: "Norm"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Front axel capacity--need for seals

Kirk.....are ya dead positive it's a Dana 60 Front axle?

If you are then it has to be #25077.....thats the only seal shown for the
front 60 in 74...interestingly enough....they show that same seal fitting
the Dana 44 with a GVW of 3500lbs Both the 44 and the 60 are shown as
B4 code axles?

The other option shown is a F7 axle which is a Dana 44 also...in a 3300lb
option!

But if ya have the 60...then the #25077 is the one ya need! Like I said
these are NAPA numbers so....I am not sure if they help or not!

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Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 19:29:21 -0600
From: Kirk Baillie
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Front axel capacity--need for seals

I did things the easy way, just took the seal to the store and
compared. Found the right one! Now to start putting all my purchases
together tomorrow. Should be fun, but I have never had drum brakes
before so it might take awhile.

Thanks for your help
Kirk Baillie
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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 22:31:22 +0100
From: dave peters
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Water leak

Sorry, forgot to mention the engine is a 240 6 cyl. Not very exciting, but
handy.



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Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 21:45:48 -0500
From: "Daniel R. Olinick"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - three speed on the floor my '71 f100

>Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 10:36:55 -0500
>From: "William S. Hart"
>Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - re of my new 71 f100.
>
>> Mine is on the floor. The hole is on the left side of the hump and
>> the shifter has a few bends in it. It brings the shifter real close to
>> my right leg in reverse. Yes, it is an H pattern but 2nd is on the
>> right and switched with reverse. I figure that someone didn't like it
>> on the tree or something and converted it.
>>
>
>Sounds about right ... I think ... I don't really understand what you're
>saying quite ... the standard 3spd shift pattern is :
>
>R 2
>| |
>+---+
>| |
>1 3

It's been a while since I drove a three on the tree. It was a 70ish
chevrolet.
My F100 has the floor shift and it goes lke this:

13
R2

So maybe it's not reversed but simply upsidedown or something.

I remember my grandmother's 64(i think) biscane(sp?) I should
be driving that car today. It was a beauty. Someone in a little late
model car
hit her one day. Grandma might have had a small dent but I don't remember.
She simply drove home while the compact was towed away. My parents had
a blue 4dr '69 chevelle. Oh, both of these cars had a three speed on the
column.
I will never forget how grandma's clutch squeeked and I would watch the cold
light
on the way to school until it woul turn off. St Jude always stood on the
dashboard.
He had a little magnet underneath to hold him on tight.

I bought my truck from a crooked used car dealer. Are there any other kind?
I had trouble getting the price I wanted because I had already decided I
wasn't
leaving the car lot without the truck. It hasa leaky valve cover gasket,
missing
dust cover on the flywheel and a bad battery. The first thing I did was
drive it(after
a jump start) to the battery shop. The nice man put a new battery in,
tested the
charging system and even replaced the connectors. It's still grounded to
the exhaust
manifold or something but not where it is supposed to be. On the engine
block?

Right now I am loading it with concrete from a slap I am destroying. How
much concrete
can I put in that longbed? I want to overload it somewhat but I don't want
to hurt the truck
either. Concrete b heavy. I am trying to load it as near to the cab as I
can.

Question: Radial or Bias? Do they still use Bias tires? Are there any
benefits?

Dan

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Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 00:07:55 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Water leak

In a message dated 10/8/99 10:43:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
dpeters smart.net writes:

> Sorry, forgot to mention the engine is a 240 6 cyl. Not very exciting, but
> handy.
>
That engine has both a freeze plug in the rear of the head and in the
block behind the engine rear cover plate (metal spacer between block and bell
housing). I have never seen either of those two rust out and leak. The
likelihood of a crack in that section of the block would be slim to none.
Therefore, Wish's suggestion of a head gasket leak is very probable. The
back of the block has two large water passages and only a very thin section
of gasket material to seal it. The head gasket can easily rust from the
inside out and develop a leak under pressure. You should be able to look up
at the back of the engine from underneath the truck. Perhaps if you position
yourself just right you might find where the leak is coming from. Don't
forget to chock the wheels and set the emergency brake if you crawl under
there with the engine running.

Stock Man
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1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
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