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61-79-list-digest Thursday, October 28 1999 Volume 03 : Number 392



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In this issue:

RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Winter a-comin'
Re: FTE 61-79 - 66 Wipers
FTE 61-79 - 68 Mercury Wheel Alignment
FTE 61-79 - Quadrejet Carb for Offenhauser 6 cylinder intake
Re: FTE 61-79 - 66 Wipers
Re: FTE 61-79 - Tailgaters and false starts
FTE 61-79 - Re: oil coming out of dipstick
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: New policy
RE: FTE 61-79 - How tall is a 1974 Ford truck ?
RE: FTE 61-79 - How tall is a 1974 Ford truck ? Sorry.
FTE 61-79 - no fuel
Re: FTE 61-79 - 300 I-6 vs. 460 build-ups?
Re: FTE 61-79 - 66 Wipers
FTE 61-79 - Re: 16" rims on a '78 F-250
Re: FTE 61-79 - thanks for the 300 info
FTE 61-79 - Re: Intellectual depth?
FTE 61-79 - Re: More 300 info
RE: FTE 61-79 - 68 Mercury Wheel Alignment
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Intellectual depth?
Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: New policy
Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: New policy
FTE 61-79 - Truck pulls to the left when braking.
FTE 61-79 - Re: Finally
Re: FTE 61-79 - 66 wierd year?
FTE 61-79 - Mileage and Vacuum
FTE 61-79 - Alternator for 390
FTE 61-79 - RE: Driving Lights and terms
FTE 61-79 - Spicer is GM owned - or at least it used to
FTE 61-79 - Dana-spicer

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 13:23:02 -0700
From: "Southerland, Rich"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Winter a-comin'

>Marv Miller wrote: Seems to me that the sand bags are
>around a hundred pounds each, and you could just load the bags into your
bed
>unopened.

Well, sure you could do it THAT way, but what's the challenge of that? I
too, pictured a guy with a little funnel and a teaspoon of sand...

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 16:23:42 -0400
From: "David J. Turner"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 66 Wipers

Subject: FTE 61-79 - 66 Wipers

Dave:
The Ford MPC states that the right-hand arm is 12-1/4" long-Black (part
no. C3TZ-17545-A); The book now becomes unclear for the other arm because
it
doesn't show years or models for the left-hand side, but in looking at the
book more carefully it only lists one left-hand arm in that section. That
must be it: 12-1/2" long - Silver (part no. C1TB-17540-A); Check to see if
these specs agree with what you have now and let us know.

Stock Man
Okay boys, here's how she came out of the truck: The driver's side
arm has #508 stamped on it. It also has a small 89339-60 stamped on
it, for what that's worth.) The passenger side arm has #440 stamped
on it, (again with a small number 89339-11 stamped on it. Also for what
it's worth the #440 is brighter metal that the other, which may indicate
someone in the past has replace it. (It looks newer?)

Which side is right and which side is left? I know, it's a stupid question,
but I never could remember. Has some one had this thing apart before and
reversed the arms, and/or replaced one of them?
Bottom line is, I still need to know what is correct.

Dave Turner
66 F1, (with no wipers)



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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 13:37:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Neal De Pape
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 68 Mercury Wheel Alignment

Guys,

I hope you can help me out. My 68 Mercury M-100 has
an appetite for front tires. The inside shoulder of
the tires wear very quickly.

I have had the alignment done twice by two separate
shops with no change. The last shop told me they
could only adjust the camber as they no longer had the
equipment to bend the I-beams for a full adjustment.

Do you have to bend the I-beams on these trucks to do
an alignment?

Second, does anybody know of a shop in the Twin Cities
area of Minnesota that might be able to do a proper
alignment on this truck?

TIA,

Neal De Pape

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 13:36:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Neal De Pape
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Quadrejet Carb for Offenhauser 6 cylinder intake

Guys,

I have another question, I am running a 300 6 cylinder
with an Offenhauser intake in my 1968 Mercury M-100.
It currently has a Holley 500 cfm 2 barrel with a 2 to
4 adapter on it.

After reading all the comments about better tip in and
mileage, I would like to replace this with a Quadrajet
4 barrel.

Will the Quadrajet fit on this intake?

Can anyone recommend a good source for a Quadrajet for
this truck? The ideal source would be a car I could
find in the junkyard, but I guess I would buy brand
new if I needed to.

TIA,

Neal


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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 16:45:46 EDT
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 66 Wipers

In a message dated 10/27/99 4:35:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time, DAVEBOY esn.net
writes:

> Okay boys, here's how she came out of the truck: The driver's side
> arm has #508 stamped on it. It also has a small 89339-60 stamped on
> it, for what that's worth.) The passenger side arm has #440 stamped
> on it, (again with a small number 89339-11 stamped on it. Also for what
> it's worth the #440 is brighter metal that the other, which may indicate
> someone in the past has replace it. (It looks newer?)
>
Dave:

Measure the arms to see what the lengths are. I'm not sure if the spec
is overall length or center to center between the pivot holes. According to
the book, there is only a 1/4" difference between them. Let us know what you
find.

did. They are probably only available NOS now.

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: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 17:14:08 CDT
From: "gene baker"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Tailgaters and false starts

Well, I tried that (moved from dallas to a little town 75 miles away), but 2
months after I moved the company I worked for went out of business, which
means that NOW I have to drive 75 MILES EACH WAY to DALLAS EVERY DAY AND SIT
IN TRAFFIC FOR 2 HOURS EACH WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talk about road rage LOL... but I would not trade my 7 acres and my 45 x 70
FULLY INSULATED, HEATED AND AIR-CONDITIONED SHOP.


Loving it in the country,
GENE
1972 F-100

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>To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Tailgaters and false starts
>Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 15:29:32 EDT
>
>In a message dated 10/27/1999 12:33:32 PM !!!First Boot!!!,
>JUMPINFORD aol.com writes:
>
>
> delivery driver. Vegas is so full of people from LA its nuts. >>
>
>Hey now I take offense to that!!!!
>laughin LOL =) I gotta solution for road rage, I think I am gonna go move
>to
>some place in BFE where there are no people for like 50 miles around and ya
>can cruise those 2 lane roads at 100 mph hehehehe
>
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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 19:24:02 -0400
From: Marc Stine
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: oil coming out of dipstick

I have a little situation along these lines, well maybe not. My
dipstick tube broke off about 1/2" outside of the pan. Is this an easy
replacement? I don't have to run it right now, but will soon and I
hope I can get this repaired before snow starts to fly. Thanks,
Marc

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 19:36:16 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: New policy

ADMIN: New policy ---- Please read!

As many of our old-timers may remember, we started a
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This policy was put in place over 2 years ago because
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There are many reasons for these burdens:

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2. For each of the instances of item 1, either Keith
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3. Some users are unable to correct their settings,
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email software or our standard mailing does not
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This is not something that occurs occasionally, but
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At that time, we had less than 1,000 subscribers.
We now have over 5,000 and the lists continue to
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FTE has always been something that I care deeply
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As some of my friends that I've made through the
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The demographics of email users has changed considerably
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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 16:52:21 -0700
From: Timothy McCormack
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - How tall is a 1974 Ford truck ?

Reminder. Could you please measure your truck for me? I have got my trial
on Saturday and am going to prep my witnesses tomorrow. I will owe you big
if you can help.

Tim

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From: Serian [mailto:serian flashmail.com]
Sent: Monday, October 25, 1999 11:38 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - How tall is a 1974 Ford truck ?


> Does anyone know approximately how tall a standard 1974 Ford
> Pickup is (measured from the ground to the roof)? If so, could you
> please email me the information and your source?

I dunno, but I have a 1976 F250 in my yard that I can go out and
measure if it will help ... I would guess that the difference in height
between a '74 and a '76 is negligible.




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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 17:01:01 -0700
From: Timothy McCormack
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - How tall is a 1974 Ford truck ? Sorry.

Sorry, I did not mean to email the entire group.

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Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 1999 4:52 PM
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Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - How tall is a 1974 Ford truck ?


Reminder. Could you please measure your truck for me? I have got my trial
on Saturday and am going to prep my witnesses tomorrow. I will owe you big
if you can help.

Tim

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To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - How tall is a 1974 Ford truck ?


> Does anyone know approximately how tall a standard 1974 Ford
> Pickup is (measured from the ground to the roof)? If so, could you
> please email me the information and your source?

I dunno, but I have a 1976 F250 in my yard that I can go out and
measure if it will help ... I would guess that the difference in height
between a '74 and a '76 is negligible.




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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 19:29:02 -0500
From: "Brett Yerks"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - no fuel

Hey everyone, I've got a problem with my 78 Supercab with a 460. It's not
getting fuel. It started with me pulling the front tank out cause it was
leaking. I was trying to figure out which was the main tank and which was
the aux tank on the switch. Well, it ended up running out of gas cause it
was pulling from a non existent tank. Now it will not start. I've replaced
the fuel pump, and all rubber lines going into the fuel pump and into the
carb. I also tried taking out the filter, still nothing. Anyone have any
ideas? The front tank is still out and that line is just plugged and the
rear tank does have gas. I even took the fuel line going into the pump and
put it directly into a gas can, and it wouldn't suck the fuel in.

Thanks,
Brett
76 F250 4x4
78 F250 4x4 Supercab

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 20:37:51 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 300 I-6 vs. 460 build-ups?

Well I own a 460, and just built a performance 300, and I'll tell, that 300
walks all over my stock 460. Mines tired, and the smog model, but it still
amazed me what that 300 could do. It all depends on what you want. Go for
the ordinary, build a 460, go for the Gusto, build the 300. I promise you'll
be happy with either.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 20:43:47 EDT
From: NORTONMC aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 66 Wipers

Most if not all manufacturers stick to a simple system for identifying right
hand and left hand parts. Right hand parts end in EVEN numbers. Left hand
parts end in ODD numbers. Check some part numbers of fenders, etc. You'll see
that all major manufacturers follow this system. I don't know how or who
started it but it has been around forever and it works. Good luck if someone
cobbled in the wrong parts from a different year/model. It looks to me like
your right and left side parts were at least installed backwards on the
truck, or may not even belong on this truck.

Dennis McNamara
79 Ranchero( with working INTERMITTENT wipers) (LOL)
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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 20:49:21 EDT
From: Brazzadog aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: 16" rims on a '78 F-250

In a message dated 10/27/1999 3:40:12 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
owner-61-79-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:

> In a message dated 10/26/99 4:26:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> David.R.John deluxe.com writes:
>
> > If they don't fit then it is a lot more time and $ to fix this goof.
> >
> > I found a set of 4 16x6 off of an 89 will these work? Thanks again
all!!!
> !
> >
>
> My understanding is that the Ford 16x6's should work fine for you.
> Somewhere
> in the early 80's?? they started putting double piston calipers on the
front
>
> of the F-250's. My brother had this set-up on an 84 which came from the
> factory with the 16x6 size; they fit my 67 F-250 4x4 with drums up
front.
>
> I looked for quite a while for a used set. I ended up buying brand new
16x7
>
> rims in 1992 from my local Ford dealer which were special ordered by a
> customer and never picked up.

My '78 F-250 4x4 came with 16" split rims and dual piston calipers.

Ben Williams
'78 F-250
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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 20:54:48 EDT
From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - thanks for the 300 info

In a message dated 10/27/99 11:55:27 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
mstein63 hotmail.com writes:


want were did you get the pistons? was it from clifford i have heard of
them but were do i get their address brett john and geffrey thanks for your
help too:) jeff do you like the offenhauser intake i was planning on using
it i am putting a b m built c-6 behind mine to get rid of the 3 speed with
a magashifter it will be sweat maybe that will work for you too thanks
again and keep me posted i will do the same >>

Well thank you very much! Im not sure of what brand pistons they are, the
machine shop got them for me. Ive asked a few times about em, but I never
get a responce. This is part of the reason I no longer employ their
services. They also lost the timing gear for the crank, and installed late
model cam bearings that were too thick. I hate trusting other people!

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"
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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 20:10:43 -0500
From: Brett L Habben
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Intellectual depth?

Dennis,
This reminds me of my "Car-o-scope" printout from a while back. Quote:
"Comparing You to Other Ford F100 Owners;
Boy oh boy, Brett, you picked a vehicle which is just
about perfect for
you. Congratulations! For example, when compared to
other people
who own a Ford F100, you're just about the same in
terms of your age,
your income, and your tolerance for taking risks.
But there are some psychographic and/or demographic
measures on
which you differ from other Ford F100 owners. For
example, you care
=====>* a bit too much about your car compared to other Ford F100
owners,
=====>* and your educational level is a bit lower than that of other
Ford F100
owners."
Care too much?! What, because I washed it once? Education level LOWER?
I've only spent 20 years in electronics/computers/software if you follow
my drift. Well, guess this thread just drives the point home; I need to
bone up if I I plan to run with the F100 bunch.
Whata hoot.
Brett
Super75cab
>I say that all this discussion about terminology and semantics is
>refreshing. It shows that this group is multi-dimensional and has an
>intellectual depth not generally attributed to the stereotypical "Ford
>Truck guy."
>Dennis Pearson in Kennewick, WA

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 19:55:38 -0500
From: Brett L Habben
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: More 300 info

Martin,
Clifford Performance:
2330 Pomona-Rincon Rd.
Corona, CA 91720
Phone: (909) 734-3310 Fax: (909) 734-8407
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cliffordperformance.com/
Also, Offy (323)-225-1307, makes 2 different 300 intakes;
1.) Dual Plane/Dual Port model 6019 for 1000-5000rpm operation, carb
mounts sideways.
2.) Single Plane Competition "C" model for 2500-7000rpm+ operation, carb
mounts inline.
They are totally different intakes, make sure you get the right one for
your application, especially with an automatic.
Brett
Super75cab
>....was it from clifford i have heard of
>them but were do i get their address brett john and geffrey thanks for
your
>help too:) jeff do you like the offenhauser intake i was planning on
using
>it i am putting a b m built c-6 behind mine to get rid of the 3 speed
with
>a magashifter it will be sweat maybe that will work for you too thanks
>again and keep me posted i will do the same
>Martin "Stampede" Steiner

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 18:40:20 -0700
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - 68 Mercury Wheel Alignment

Yes some places do bend the beams to adjust for ?camber? (anyway the tilt of
the wheel/tire) Since the Ford truck has an I beam that pivots instead of
the double wishbone like the other two major truck mfgs there is no
adjustment for this in the suspension. The other mfg trucks adjust this by
putting shims behind the upper control arm to tilt the top of the wheel out.
Why does this adjustment need to be made? As the vehicle ages the springs
will sag. As they do the suspension move up from the stock location and the
top of the tire tilts in toward the center of the truck. Since you can't
find anyone who can adjust the I-beams and your truck is this old you might
consider replacing the front springs to restore the proper ride height. I
would personally prefer this fix over bending anything on my truck.

Tom H.

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From: Neal De Pape [mailto:neal_depape yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 1999 4:38 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 68 Mercury Wheel Alignment



Guys,

I hope you can help me out. My 68 Mercury M-100 has
an appetite for front tires. The inside shoulder of
the tires wear very quickly.

I have had the alignment done twice by two separate
shops with no change. The last shop told me they
could only adjust the camber as they no longer had the
equipment to bend the I-beams for a full adjustment.

Do you have to bend the I-beams on these trucks to do
an alignment?

Second, does anybody know of a shop in the Twin Cities
area of Minnesota that might be able to do a proper
alignment on this truck?

TIA,

Neal De Pape

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 18:42:24 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Intellectual depth?

Thanks for your message at 08:10 PM 10/27/99 -0500, Brett L Habben. Your
message was:
Considering that both are attempts at humor (mine more an attempt than
actual accomplishment), I'd say you are very astute...

>Dennis,
>This reminds me of my "Car-o-scope" printout from a while back. Quote:
> "Comparing You to Other Ford F100 Owners;




Dennis Pearson in Kennewick, WA

1962 Unibody, short box, big window--351C
1966 F250 Custom Cab, 352, 4-speed
1962 short stepside (big empty space under the hood)
I shortened this to only FT's

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 21:53:34 EDT
From: IanBoss69 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: New policy

Ken
I think i speak for most when i say you're doing a great job and we very much
appriciate ( my spelling is much less than perfect im sure) the time and work
you've put into these lists and the webpage, Ken. Thanks so much for
providing this wonderful service to all of us,

Sincerely

Ian Coil
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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 22:25:50 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: New policy

At 09:53 PM 10/27/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Ken
>I think i speak for most when i say you're doing a great job and we very much
>appriciate ( my spelling is much less than perfect im sure) the time and work
>you've put into these lists and the webpage, Ken. Thanks so much for
>providing this wonderful service to all of us,
>
>Sincerely
>
>Ian Coil

You're welcome!
Ken

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 22:41:32 -0400
From: "Warren Anderson"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Truck pulls to the left when braking.

The truck that is having a problem braking is a 1978 F-150 2wd with power
brakes. The pull occurs mostly after I have been driving for about 20min in
city traffic. When I first get on the road the truck brakes fine. I have
checked the fluid no leaks. I raised the truck and had some one apply the
brakes the caliper is working. I need to know if the brake pad is heating up
and not gripping or is the problem with the brake pressure valve? Is there
any way to test either possible problem? Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks
Warren

F-100 Almost finished
F-150 XLT

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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 20:03:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Finally

Bill,

Don't touch the intake. Edelbrock designs their
manifolds for the correct flow for the application.
The Perfomer is designed for street use, if you open
the runners you may lose your low RPM performance.
BTW, my 400C runs great.

Dan Lee
53 F100
400C-4V


> Subject: FTE 61-79 - Finally!
>
> Well P.A.W. was kind enough to replace my 2 piece
> cam with a 1 piece which
> finally arrived today along with the backordered
> intake and 4V adapter. Yay!
> I can finally get back to work on my 400. I do have
> a question about
> modifying the intake. I checked the intake ports on
> the manifold against the
> gasket and there is a significant difference, quite
> a bit more than there
> was on the heads. I don't think there's nearly
> enough metal to get the ports
> even close to the same size as the gasket or the
> heads. Any thought? Should
> I just smooth the ports out and open 'em up as much
> as I can? Has anyone
> ever worked on the Edelbrock Performer 400-EGR
> before?
>
> TIA
>
> Bill
> "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, riddle
> them with bullets"
>


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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 23:04:23 EDT
From: WEDIVE247 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 66 wierd year?

For the most part , 61-thru-66 are pretty much the same thing . Not until you
get into the underside do things start to change. My 64 has a 63 grille and a
65 hood . Hope I could help.....
Steve 64 f-100 ( 460 ci )
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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 22:53:36 -0500
From: George Ramsower
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Mileage and Vacuum

I've been working on my F-150/400 trying to maximize the fuel economy.
So far I've been doing fairly well, I think. I was wondering how much
vacuum you folks have been observing at about 60 mph. I have been
pulling 16-17 inches, and at 70 mph, I pull about 15.
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Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 22:13:35 -0600 (MDT)
From: jamey justfly.com (Jamey and Misty Meier)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Alternator for 390

Have a 75 F250 4wd w/390. Will be using it to tow hang gliders with. The
rewind for the winch uses a heavy duty DC motor at about 130 amps. I'm sure
I'll need an auxiliary battery and a heavy duty alternator for it. Any
ideas on where to find a high amp alternator?


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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 01:06:29 -0400
From: "George W. Selby, III"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: Driving Lights and terms

As to the switch burning out problem, Get used to it if you are running the
entire current the illumination devices throught the switch. The
appropriate way to do it is to use a switch to turn on and off a relay. If
you hook up a lead from the parking lamps to the 12+ terminal for the
switch side of the relay, and use the switch to switch the connection to
ground, you now have fog/driving lamps that turn off and on with your
parking lights. Then run a big (10 guage) wire from the battery to a
fuse/circuit breaker to the relay and from the relay to the lights. Get a
30 amp relay at least, and not a cheap one from Wal-Mart or the discount
parts houses. The best ones are the relays in Isuzu vehicles, look for
them in junkyards, they are easy to figure out how to wire, never burn out,
and the brown (made specifically for lights) have two main current paths
switched from one switch, which reduces the current through each side and
seperates the lights from side to side. The next thing that will start
melting is the fuse holder. I recommend Wrangler Power Products, get their
catalog and you will see so many cool wiring blocks you will have to get
one. Also check out the switchable circuit breakers that fit in flat fuse
holders.

As to the terminology, in Electical Applications, you were dealing with
less complex problems, and R for Resistance sufficed in all calculations.
In Electrical Engineering, the term Z is used for impedance, which is
comprised of the sum of resistance and reactance. In DC calculations
reactance can largely be ignored after the first second (unit of time) from
when the circuit is completed, and for these cases impedance and resistance
are essentially the same.

Amps: are short for Amperes which is the name of the unit which represents
the amount of current present when 1 volt of electrical potential is
applied to 1 ohm of resistance. It is a base SI unit which means it can
be directly measured, and other units derive from it. It represents 1
Coulomb of charge passing through a point in 1 sec.

Condensor: is on a Air Conditioning system. This is merely a capacitor, I
don't know who started calling it a condensor for automotive applications.

Solenoid: not pronounced cel-i-ned. It is pronounced SOL-e-noid (like the
NOID from Domino's Pizza) It is basically a mechanical relay, converting
electrical energy to mechanical energy.

Voltage is a proper term, as in: V = the voltage in volts.


George Selby
78 F-150 400M, 4 on floor, 4x4
86 Nissan 300ZX
82 Jeep Cherokee
85 Dodge W-100
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