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61-79-list-digest Thursday, October 28 1999 Volume 03 : Number 393



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In this issue:

RE: FTE 61-79 - RE: Driving Lights and terms
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: oil coming out of dipstick
FTE 61-79 - Re:16" rims for 78 F250
FTE 61-79 - 68 Mercury Wheel Alignment
RE: FTE 61-79 - Truck pulls to the left when braking.
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Intellectual depth?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Wipers
RE: FTE 61-79 - 68 Mercury Wheel Alignment
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re:16" rims for 78 F250
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Intellectual depth?
RE: FTE 61-79 - no fuel
FTE 61-79 - Rubber mounts
FTE 61-79 - Rear Wheel Bearings
Re: FTE 61-79 - Mileage and Vacuum
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: oil coming out of dipstick
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: Driving Lights and terms
RE: FTE 61-79 - Mileage and Vacuum
RE: FTE 61-79 - no fuel
RE: FTE 61-79 - Quadrejet Carb for Offenhauser 6 cylinder intake
RE: FTE 61-79 - Rear Wheel Bearings
FTE 61-79 - Spicer owner
FTE 61-79 - Lincoln parts swap
RE: FTE 61-79 - Alternator for 390
FTE 61-79 - Intake passage.
FTE 61-79 - Unleaded decals
Re: FTE 61-79 - no fuel
Re: FTE 61-79 - Unleaded decals
Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear Wheel Bearings
FTE 61-79 - Launch time
FTE 61-79 - Rocker styles ...
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re:16" rims for 78 F250
RE: FTE 61-79 - no fuel
Re: FTE 61-79 - Spicer owner
FTE 61-79 - Grills and other matters
Re: FTE 61-79 - Alternator for 390
Re: FTE 61-79 - Grills and other matters
Re: FTE 61-79 - Lincoln parts swap
RE: FTE 61-79 - Unleaded decals
Re: FTE 61-79 - Grills and other matters
Re: FTE 61-79 - Grills and other matters( typos corrected)
FTE 61-79 - No fuel
FTE 61-79 - Hi Amp Alt
Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: Driving Lights and terms
RE: FTE 61-79 - Rear Wheel Bearings
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re:16" rims for 78 F250
Re: FTE 61-79 - no fuel
RE: FTE 61-79 - Lincoln parts swap
FTE 61-79 - no fuel, interesting variation
FTE 61-79 - winter's a coming/road rage
FTE 61-79 - driving lights amperage
FTE 61-79 - Driving Lights and terms

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 06:58:32 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - RE: Driving Lights and terms

Thank you George :-) If Marvin had presented his case in this way I would
never have made a peep :-) It was educational and non-critical :-) We all
enjoy learning new things even if they mean correcting our own views
sometimes but no one likes to be called a Dolt because he used the wrong
term :-(

A fellow who used to be on the bronco list worked for a university and had
much experience in electrical stuff. He used to crack jokes and laugh at
some concepts we came up with but did it in a positive way which helped us
to understand without being insulted. He never took the stance of the
"Pharisees" and looked down on those who didn't understand or have his back
ground. I enjoyed is long tirades about these things :-) Ox, you know who
I mean :-) It's really fun when a group can "All" laugh at themselves and
not take things so seriously :-)

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> 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
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 07:02:06 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: oil coming out of dipstick

If the tube screws into the side of the pan this part is a separate part
number and can be ordered from the dealer.

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> 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: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 07:51:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: STHIBODE spf.fairchildsemi.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re:16" rims for 78 F250

If your looking to buy "new" steel wheels for your truck, check out
Pioneer Rim and Wheel. I just bought a set of four stock steel 16x7
wheels for $168. They are the Accuride wheels used by Ford on their new
trucks, they even have the Ford logo embossed on each wheel. Back
spacing is the same between the 16x6 and the 16x7 wheel, 4.25" Spoke
with Tom Reynolds and he seemed to have the skinny on the wheel specs.
They have a web site at www.pioneerwheel.com...

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 07:22:23 -0500
From: "Jeffery Hansen"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 68 Mercury Wheel Alignment

Many years agao I read an article in a truck mag, probably "Truck'n" that
covered this very subject. Seems all the older Ford/Merc I-Beam front ends
suffered this very condition. Thier fix was fabricating another shock mount
for the front axle. Can't remember if it was inboard, or outboard of the
stock ones position - but I do remember it wasn't front or back/or/side by
side - which ever way you want to look at it.
Jeffery A. Hansen, HMC(SW/AW/FMF) USN
Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 08:57:55 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Truck pulls to the left when braking.

I missed the beginning of this or maybe it hasn't arrived yet.....internet
sure has been goofy lately :-) When you say pull I presume you mean to one
side or other and only after driving for a while?

First, the rear drum brakes can have a dramatic effect here, they need to be
just right. They also affect pedal travel. The chambers in the 78
proportioning valve are not separated from side to side but only front to
rear so side pull would not be due to this valve. I've had them completely
apart and while having separate holes for each line the two front lines
access a single chamber in the housing which has no valving as does the
rear. The residual valve acts on both calipers equally as does the
proportioning valve part of this assy on the rear brakes.

Pulling has to be the result of different surface conditions, application of
pressure due to misaligned parts or oil or grease on the surfaces. On
occasion a caliper piston will be partially seized so that more pressure is
required to actuate it but this is rare if you have rebuilt or new calipers.
It would typically be found in old, rusty calipers that have been on for a
long time. From the point of absolute science, a leak in one of the lines
"should" affect both side equally since pressure is "Equal in all
directions" and essentially if you tap into a pressurized container or
system at any point in the system you should obtain exactly the same reading
under stable conditions. Apparently though, the fluid in the lines offers
at least a small resistance which does produce a slight difference between
sides if the leak is in one cylinder or near it but this should not be
enough to cause "severe" pulling in any case. What it will do is soften the
pedal and eventually cause the pedal to go to the floor as more air is
allowed in via the leak. Remember that a leak which does not even seep any
fluid can still let air into the system causing the mushy pedal problem too.
Air can be drawn into a cylinder around it's seals without ever leaking
fluid out so these can be very insidious and hard to find.

When I first replaced all the front end parts with brand new or rebuilt
parts it pulled occasionally until the rotors and pads broke in. This
actually went on for some time but now it stops very straight every time. I
can normally get this out by adjusting the rear shoes but in this case it
was actually caused by something in the front and was intermittant. It has
since resolved itself so I assume it had to do with new parts breaking in.
The frames that hold my calipers in are not the same fit and one side is
much looser than the other so I attribute some of these things to that but
can't be sure. In any case, mine has smoothed out and now works very well
:-) I also had an air leak like the one mentioned above and after many
attempts to find it and correct it, tightening fittings etc. the leak has,
by itself, apparently sealed and I can go several months without bleeding
them. At one point I was bleeding them every week just to keep enough pedal
to stop the stupid thing yet there was no fluid leaking anywhere :-(

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> 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
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 06:02:33 -0700
From: "Deacon"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Intellectual depth?

One day Dennis Pearson got drunk and puked on the list:

>Take a good look at a 1954 Mercury front end and see if you can see
>any similarities to female anatomy.

Thanks Dennis for pointing this out. Not only is the owner of the Merc
upset over what he called "an unmentionable act done to his car", my
family isn't speaking to me. Jez, it was only a kiss! Thank God they
didn't find the flowers. ",

Then Dennis was flamed and replied:

> Considering that both are attempts at humor (mine more an attempt than
> actual accomplishment), I'd say you are very astute...

Baby, do you understand me now?
Sometimes I feel a little mad
But don't you know that no one alive can always be an angel
When things go wrong I feel real bad.

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

Baby, sometimes I'm so carefree
With a joy that's hard to hide
And sometimes it seems that, all I have to do is worry
And then you're bound to see my other side

I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood



Humor is an art and often mistaken for more than what it is. A Joke! :]
Happens to me all the time. ")


Later!

Deacon
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 08:16:39 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Wipers

That bit about odd and even, left and right, cool tip, but I gotta ask:

> 79 Ranchero( with working INTERMITTENT wipers) (LOL)


Do they work intermittently or are they supposed to be intermittent ? :)

Also, anyone know which wire I knocked loose that caused my wipers to stop
wherever the switch is turned off ? I was workin on the stereo and
apparently bumped the wiper motor wires ...



Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:12:08 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - 68 Mercury Wheel Alignment

I've had many I beam trucks and all of them have been re-aligned by bending
the beams. The only adjustment available to the shop is the toe which takes
about 5 minutes and costs the same as any other alignement. The amount of
bend is very slight in most cases so has little impact on the integrity of
the beam. In actual fact, many ford trucks came from the factory with poor
camber and typically this is a function of the dealer prep to ensure this is
corrected. They get to charge a "Destination" fee and a "Dealer Prep" fee
which includes all these thing but which most of them do not actually do.
In the old days they were supposed to adjust the rockers too but how many do
you suppose actually got done unless the customer complained?

If you want the camber corrected you can, in fact, get new springs and hope
for the best but I venture to guess you will still have to adjust the camber
in most cases. It's painless, doesn't cost much and it's the only way to
get it exact.

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> 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.
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 08:35:07 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re:16" rims for 78 F250

> If your looking to buy "new" steel wheels for your truck, check out
> Pioneer Rim and Wheel. I just bought a set of four stock steel 16x7
> wheels for $168. They are the Accuride wheels used by Ford on their new
> trucks, they even have the Ford logo embossed on each wheel.

Uhm, watch this .. I was under the impression that they were using 7lug
wheels, or is that only on the 3/4 ton's ? Also if you are thinking of
putting a late model (97+) rim on your F150, don't. They use a new "hub
centric" system to line up the wheels, same bolt pattern, but they probably
won't work quite right ... not sure what all's involved in the changeover,
but it didn't sound like fun to me.


Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 06:36:17 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Intellectual depth?

Deacon, great to have your back....


Thanks for your message at 06:02 AM 10/28/99 -0700, Deacon. Your message was:
>One day Dennis Pearson got drunk and puked on the list:
>
>>Take a good look at a 1954 Mercury front end and see if you can see
>>any similarities to female anatomy.
>
>Thanks Dennis for pointing this out. Not only is the owner of the Merc
>upset over what he called "an unmentionable act done to his car", my
>family isn't speaking to me. Jez, it was only a kiss! Thank God they
>didn't find the flowers. ",
>
>Then Dennis was flamed and replied:
>
>> Considering that both are attempts at humor (mine more an attempt than
>> actual accomplishment), I'd say you are very astute...
>
>Baby, do you understand me now?
>Sometimes I feel a little mad
>But don't you know that no one alive can always be an angel
>When things go wrong I feel real bad.
>
>I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
>Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
>
>Baby, sometimes I'm so carefree
>With a joy that's hard to hide
>And sometimes it seems that, all I have to do is worry
>And then you're bound to see my other side
>
>I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
>Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
>
>
>
>Humor is an art and often mistaken for more than what it is. A Joke! :]
>Happens to me all the time. ")
>
>
>Later!
>
>Deacon
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 08:36:50 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - no fuel

> -----Original Message-----
> 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.

Okay, here's a tough one ... are you getting fuel at the carb side ?
un-plug the top of it and see if it squirts out ... then work your way back
through the fittings til you get to the fuel pump ...

Also be sure all your fittings are tight and not cracked ... any air holes
will cause the pump to suck air instead of fuel ...

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:37:22 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rubber mounts

Tony writes: >>My rubber stud bushings were completely shot on both
T-cases I have, so after calling around trying to find a piece of nice
thick woven rubber, and not being able to come up with anything, I came up
with a brainstorm, ran down to Summit Racing, and bought a Polyurethane 1/2
ton 4x4 Radius Arm Bushing kit! If you cut the shoulders (that go into
the radius arm mount) off, you get perfect sized poly bushings that can be
used on the transfer case! It's a little pricey as you need 2 sets of the
suckers at $18 bucks per 4, but I think it should keep it in line for quite
some time!

Aren't everyones Tcase bushings shot. ???? Especially those of us that have the
divorced ones!!!!

Thanks for the tip... Now you deserve a cookie...

Azie
Ardmore, Al.



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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 07:58:03 -0500
From:
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rear Wheel Bearings

My 66 F100 is making an awful clunking sound that sounds like its coming from the
rear. Sound exactly follows road spead and as best I can figure using my Chilton's
manual it appears that I have a bad rear wheel bearing. I am going to make a
virgin attempt to replace both sides and welcome all tips tricks and suggestions. It
appears that there are tools available (and probably necessary) for removing the
axle and bearings, and I am going to try and rent these. Any thing else I should
get? What about lubrication / cleaning fluids?

Muchas gracias.

Bryan Kirking
66 Step Side
352 FE, 4 speed
Houston, Texas


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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 06:44:33 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Mileage and Vacuum

Thanks for your message at 10:53 PM 10/27/99 -0500, George Ramsower. Your
message was:
>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.

Finally! A question that requires that I look at that strange gauge on my
steering column of my '66...also a good reason to drive my '66. I'll check
it out.


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: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 08:43:05 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: 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?

What do you mean by "broke off" ? As in crimped and bent off, or just came
apart ? Depending on the motor, it may be that the dip stick just came
un-seated from its bracket in the oil pan ... as long as the bracket in the
pan itself didn't break, it should be no problem to get a new one and
re-seat it ...


Just my $.02
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 06:47:27 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: Driving Lights and terms

Thanks for your message at 01:06 AM 10/28/99 -0400, George W. Selby, III.
Your message was:
>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.

My friend, Levi, says he uses Ford starter solenoids...Will that work the
same way?



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: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:51:36 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Mileage and Vacuum

The problem with vacuum is that you have to have a very steady foot to get
any information from the readings. On level ground, with power at
equilibrium and a steady foot those numbers are very good. At 60 I
typically see about 14. At 70 I would expect less due to more throttle
opening which at some point, due to wind resistance will overcome the
additional rpm so vacuum will go down rather than up. At idle (fast idle) I
get about 22 tops and probably 20 on an average day. What's interesting is
that these numbers almost exaclty duplicate the numbers I get with the 460.

Gearing has a lot to do with the vacuum readings too. Lower gears do two
things, reduce throttle opening and increase rpm so you gain vacuum in both
instances. Taller gearing reduces rpm so flow is reduced but throttle
opening increases due to larger demands on the engine so vacuum goes down.

If you maintain the same tires, gearing and road conditions you have a good
foundation for using the vacuum to help test for improvements in your tune
but changing any of those factors nullifies your comparisons. You must make
all tuning comparisons using the vacuum readings with the same power train
components and you have to train yourself to check at the right condition of
steady state to get valid data for comparison. This is harder to do that it
may, at first, seem :-)

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> 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: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:59:58 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - no fuel

Have you tried to bypass the valve? Most fuel systems rely on the fact that
the tank is about the same level as the pump so the pump can prime itself
due to at least some pressure on the inlet side. If you stick the inlet
hose in a can well below the level of the pump, it may not be able to prime
itself. If I were testing this I would at least fill the hose completely
full and leve it submerged in the can as I let the can back down. This
would give it the best shot at priming itself.

Another possibility, however remote, is that the steel cup which drives the
pump may have fallen off the cam........or you have the wrong pump so the
lever does not make proper contact or....:-)

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> 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.
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 10:18:16 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Quadrejet Carb for Offenhauser 6 cylinder intake

Quadrajet, Carter AFB, and Holley 4165/75 carbs all take a special bolt
pattern. The Ford OEM spread bore is different and all (most all) square
bore carbs take yet a differnt pattern. You can "Adapt" it to a square bore
manifold but the proper mainfold would be the ideal choice.

Most GM engines have Rochesters or Carters on them so the yards are full of
them but they have many moving parts which wear out due to engine vibration
so will probably need to be rebuilt. I would recommend getting a good
Rochester tuning book if you go ahead with this.

Your Tipin problem may actually be too large intake runners for the engine
setup and carb combination. If the cam and valving is not compatible with
the runner size, the carb won't help you and may even make matters worse.
500 cfm in a 2v carb is a lot and means you have large venturiis and low
velocity and thus low reaction to change etc.. In other words, your engine
may be over carbed if you have not done anything with the cam or valves
etc...

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> 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.
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:08:30 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Rear Wheel Bearings

As I recall these axles had self contained and sealed on one side ball
bearings but can't remember if they were retained by the retainer ring or
not? Seems like they were? If this is the case you will have to press them
off and press the new ones on. The retainer ring is removed by drilling a
hole in the center with 1/2 drill. When almost through, the ring will "Pop"
when it splits at the hole and litterally fall off. The bearing will
probably have to be pressed off after that.

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> My 66 F100 is making an awful clunking sound that sounds like
> its coming from the
> rear.

> virgin attempt to replace both sides and welcome all tips
> tricks and suggestions. It
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:10:38 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Spicer owner

Scott writes: >>Spicer is owned by Dana,
when responding to whomever it was.
Did it not, long ago, belong to GM????? I know Spicer was a major GM supplier
of trannies - rears and such in the 40's/50's.

Thank you.

Azie
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 08:01:41 -0700
From: "Deacon"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Lincoln parts swap

Hi Gang!
After seeing Marv's sons truck with a Lincoln rear end in it and
reading Gary's posts on his and finding a '79 Lincoln Continental limo
for cheap, I'm going to give it a try. After all, power windows and door
locks, AC, cruise control and 4 wheel disc brakes to name a few sounds
rather cool for my '73 F100.
After putting the Lincoln up on jack stands and getting a look at
the underside I found what looks like a gearbox mounted to the front of
the differential and looks to be operated by an electric solenoid .
There's 2 wires that have been cut and there's no switch for it that I
can find. There's no mention of it in the manual so I'm guessing it's an
overdrive. Anyone seen one of these before? Are the wires just + and -?
With it up on jack stands it's a good time to see if it works.
The 400M C6 would be nice and if the power front seats fit I just
might paint the truck too. I wouldn't know how to act!

Later!

Deacon
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:21:22 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Alternator for 390

I can only offer a few suggestions here and they are mostly guesses :-(
Police cars and school buses have very large alternators on them to run the
lights so there may be such rebuilds in the parts stores. JC Whittney also
has upgrade kits for standard 45 and 60 amp alternators which will bring
them up to 100 amps. If you are going to use the winch to augment the
vehicle speed when towing (Launching) then you may want to look into an even
larger one like those offered with on board welders etc.. Most Off road
mags have ads in them for these.

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78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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> 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 10:58:13 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Intake passage.

J S H writes: >>I know the cross over is for intake heat, what is the passage
in the head? Is it like a water jacket around the exhaust port ?

I haven't really looked at one of these in years and it was an FE then, so I'm
not absolutely positive of this, but I T H I N K the exhaust passage in the
head comes from the two center cylinders exhaust ports - directly - small
openings that nothing could get into the exhaust valve by, but again I'm not
absolutely sure of this, so you might want to check it out on an old head
someone close to you has lying around on your exact engine type.. I do know
that spent exhaust gasses flow thru these passages, so it has to be open to some
exhaust someplace, therefore not relative to waterjacket style of surrounding...

Does this make sense??????

Azie
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:45:03 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Unleaded decals

John writes: >>Azie,
Don't forget to scrape off the gas door decals!!

You kidding!!!! I live in Alabama, remember!!! Not me I'm talking about..
No Smog Nazis here...

Azie
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 08:51:25 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - no fuel

I have done the ran out of gas thing once or twice :( With the empty fuel
pump and just cranking it over wasn't always enough to get the fuel started.
What I had to do was prime the carb so that it would at least run for a few
seconds. The higher rpm allowed the pump time to get the fuel to flow.

Anyone tried to use a hand vacuum pump and pull the fuel up to the carb?

laters
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:57:55 -0400
From: kpayne ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Unleaded decals

am14 daimlerchrysler.com wrote:
>
> John writes: >>Azie,
> Don't forget to scrape off the gas door decals!!
>
> You kidding!!!! I live in Alabama, remember!!! Not me I'm talking about..
> No Smog Nazis here...
>
> Azie
> Ardmore, Al.
>

I hate to say this, but on a recent drive to Texas to visit
my brother....

the cars in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas all stunk! I
wish ya'll had emissions testing.
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:05:40 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Rear Wheel Bearings

bkirking bcm.tmc.edu wrote:

> My 66 F100 is making an awful clunking sound that sounds like its coming from the
> rear. Sound exactly follows road spead and as best I can figure using my Chilton's
> manual it appears that I have a bad rear wheel bearing. I am going to make a
> virgin attempt to replace both sides and welcome all tips tricks and suggestions. It
> appears that there are tools available (and probably necessary) for removing the
> axle and bearings, and I am going to try and rent these. Any thing else I should
> get? What about lubrication / cleaning fluids?
>
> Muchas gracias.
>
> Bryan Kirking

I'm not sure what bearing they used in 66 but it was either the ball bearing or
tapered roller. The roller used oil from the diff for lube and ball bearing unit was
self sealed ( at least the one that I replaced on my 63 was. In any case the bearing
will need to be pressed off and on. The units are easy to pull. just make sure you
keep track of which side is left and right.
All the tools that are really needed are a set of jack stands, lug wrench, set of
sockets with an extension, and a set of wrenches. Might as well inspect the brakes
while you are in there. If the bearing are going bad you might need to use some brake
clean on any of the grease. If the shoe linings are contaminated with grease or oil
they will also need to be changed out.

While they are looking you in the face take a look at the U-bolts, are they still
tight?

Leave the press work to the parts house where you get the bearings.

Have fun

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 12:02:31 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Launch time

John writes: >>OK, Gary, I'll launch from the south, you launch from the north.
T minus 10,
9, 8, 7, ..

Hold up Guys!!!!!!! He does drive a Ford truck....

Azie
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:10:08 -0500
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Rocker styles ...

Okay folks, here's one for ya, I know text is cool and all, but does anyone
have pics of the differences between shaft and rail rockers ? I think I
understand it, but pics would be really helpful in this case ... just want
to make sure I'm getting everything right in my head ...


Thanks

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 4.6L
73ish F100 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 12:12:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: STHIBODE spf.fairchildsemi.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re:16" rims for 78 F250

To help clarify my original post, the replacement steel rims and specifications
are in reference to my 85 F250 with the eight lug pattern. They are exact in
dimension to my original spare which came from the factory except that they are
16x7 instead of the original 16x6, back spacing is identical between them,
4.25". Also, you can get the 16x6 replacement for the same vehicle for $44.00
each or $2 more than what I paid for the 16x7. The wider rim is better suited
for the metric size tires that are available.

Steve T.

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 12:15:47 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - no fuel

This is one of the reasons I really love my electric pump on the pickup.
The pump is right at the tank so only has to draw about 12-15" of fuel to
get primed and I don't have to crank the engine to get the fuel up there
either. I can tell by the sound of the pump when the carb is charged with
fuel :-)

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> seconds. The higher rpm allowed the pump time to get the
> fuel to flow.
>
> Anyone tried to use a hand vacuum pump and pull the fuel
> up to the carb?
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:28:25 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Spicer owner

am14 daimlerchrysler.com wrote:

> Scott writes: >>Spicer is owned by Dana,
> when responding to whomever it was.
> Did it not, long ago, belong to GM????? I know Spicer was a major GM supplier
> of trannies - rears and such in the 40's/50's.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Azie
> Ardmore, Al

To my knowledge,( as little as that may be at times ;) Spicer was a separate
company. I think that they started in the 1900's (don't quote me on that) with a
universal joint and since then have supplied parts for almost all the manufactures
of cars trucks and large truck. Dana now owns them but I the the Spicer name lives
on in the axle division. Or at least did a few years ago. In WWII Spicer supplied
parts for almost all the military vehicles produced.

For the history of Dana and some Spicer history

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:57:25 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Grills and other matters

Dennis writes: >>I've been wanting to do a study of "grill designs" of trucks
of the '50's
and '60's, such as how they reflect the sexual mores and fixations of their
times...Take a good look at a 1954 Mercury front end and see if you can see
any similarities to female anatomy. Now take a look at a 1954 Ford Truck
grill...Well, it's just an idea...
I think my 1962 truck reflects the relatively simple-minded sexual
attitudes of 1962. My 1966 grill, on the other hand shows much sexual
confusion...

Now this could to lead to some very "W A R P E D" imiginative conclusions......

Azie
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:37:17 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Alternator for 390

"Peters, Gary (G.R.)" wrote:

> I can only offer a few suggestions here and they are mostly guesses :-(
> Police cars and school buses have very large alternators on them to run the
> lights so there may be such rebuilds in the parts stores. JC Whittney also
> has upgrade kits for standard 45 and 60 amp alternators which will bring
> them up to 100 amps. If you are going to use the winch to augment the
> vehicle speed when towing (Launching) then you may want to look into an even
> larger one like those offered with on board welders etc.. Most Off road
> mags have ads in them for these.
>
> > 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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Here is a lead for you

Premier Power Welder
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.premierpowerwelder.com/

I haven't used their stuff yet but they do supply a complete line of
alternators up to about 200 amps.
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99 Contour
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:43:43 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Grills and other matters

am14 daimlerchrysler.com wrote:

> Dennis writes: >>I've been wanting to do a study of "grill designs" of trucks
> of the '50's
> and '60's, such as how they reflect the sexual mores and fixations of their
> times...Take a good look at a 1954 Mercury front end and see if you can see
> any similarities to female anatomy. Now take a look at a 1954 Ford Truck
> grill...Well, it's just an idea...
> I think my 1962 truck reflects the relatively simple-minded sexual
> attitudes of 1962. My 1966 grill, on the other hand shows much sexual
> confusion...
>
> Now this could to lead to some very "W A R P E D" imiginative conclusions......
>
> Azie
> Ardmore, Al.

Paging Dr Freud, Paging Dr Sigmund Freud to room FTE 61-79 please.

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:47:10 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Lincoln parts swap

Deacon take some pictures of that. Some once talked about a two speed
rear end and that sounds like the one. I have never seen one before and
would love to take a look. And yes if it works it would be cool in your
73.


Laters
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 12:47:48 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Unleaded decals

Wasn't until the feds messed with the emissions that vehicles stunk, it was
the unleaded fuel that did the trick :-) I used to like the smell of a
good, high compression, efficient, powerful engine running, now, of course,
with EFI we have even less efficiency so........:-)
HeHeHeYukYuKYukHaHaHa!!! JUST KIDDING YOU GUYS! :-)

Really the concept of controling polution should be on everyone's mind but
unfortunately most government agency's do not execute proper judgement when
both making the laws and enforcing them. This, all by itself, has made
emmissions laws a joke as well as something to argue about. If they set
standards of testing and allowed owners and Mfg's to meet those standards
any way they could they would have much better cooperation and progress as
well but there is a commercial interest involved so the whole thing is a
smoke screen for corrupt profiteering.

I know there are reasons such as longevity, guaranteed results with this or
that part etc. but if testing was done on a yearly basis who cares how long
it lasts?

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78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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> > No Smog Nazis here...
> >
> I hate to say this, but on a recent drive to Texas to visit
> my brother....
>
> the cars in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas all stunk! I
> wish ya'll had emissions testing.
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 09:55:05 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Grills and other matters

Thanks for your message at 11:57 AM 10/28/99 -0400,
am14 daimlerchrysler.com. Your message was:
>
>
>Dennis writes: >>I've been wanting to do a study of "grill designs" of
trucks
>of the '50's
>and '60's, such as how they reflect the sexual mores and fixations of their
>times...Take a good look at a 1954 Mercury front end and see if you can see
>any similarities to female anatomy. Now take a look at a 1954 Ford Truck
>grill...Well, it's just an idea...
>I think my 1962 truck reflects the relatively simple-minded sexual
>attitudes of 1962. My 1966 grill, on the other hand shows much sexual
>confusion...
>
>Now this could to lead to some very "W A R P E D" imiginative
conclusions......

This is not a new idea to me....It actually stems from something a read in
an automotive design book about 20 years ago. (Oh how I wish I had written
down the info on the book.) Anyway in that book one auto designer from the
1950's who stated their was a conscious effort to give the cars sexual
characteristics to make them more appealing...It is not really W A R P E D.
It's just a fact indicating to what extreme the auto industry go to sell
vehicles...The 50's had certain fixations, the 60's theirs, and so on...

One question I have is to what extent this was applied to trucks, in
particular Ford Trucks.
Myabe not at all, but then why change grills, lights, interiors, etc...






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: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 10:02:51 -0700
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Grills and other matters( typos corrected)

Thanks for your message at 09:55 AM 10/28/99 -0700, Dennis Pearson. Your
message was:
>>Now this could to lead to some very "W A R P E D" imiginative
>conclusions......
>
>This is not a new idea to me....It actually stems from something I read in
>an automotive design book about 20 years ago. (Oh how I wish I had written
>down the info on the book.) Anyway, in that book, one auto designer from the
>1950's who stated there was a conscious effort to give the cars sexual
>characteristics to make them more appealing...It is not really W A R P E D.
> It's just a fact indicating to what extreme the auto industry go to sell
>vehicles...The 50's had certain fixations, the 60's theirs, and so on...
>
>One question I have is to what extent this was applied to trucks, in
>particular Ford Trucks.
>Myabe not at all, but then why change grills, lights, interiors, etc...
>
>
>
>
>
>
>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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>
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 13:00:28 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - No fuel

Brett writes:>> 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.

Either a restriction in inlet line to fuel pump, or fuel pump isn't
working...........,provided that is, that there is gas in the gas can......

Azie
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 13:08:27 -0400
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Hi Amp Alt

Jamey writes: >> Any ideas on where to find a high amp alternator?

Try your favorite wrecking yard and locate an old police cruiser. Most of them
had hi output alts.

Azie
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 10:40:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: canzus seanet.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - RE: Driving Lights and terms

At 06:47 AM 28:10:99 -0700, Dennis Pearson wrote:
>> 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.
>
>My friend, Levi, says he uses Ford starter solenoids...Will that work the
>same way?


Yup...They have a 250 Amp rating...

Steve & the Rockette
63 F100
72 Capri 2000, hers
73 Capri 2600, needs tube frame...
73 MGB GT, Our Toy
94 SHO, SWMBO's
97 Contour, Mine

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 10:41:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: canzus seanet.com
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Rear Wheel Bearings

At 11:08 AM 28:10:99 -0400, Peters, Gary (G.R.) wrote:
>As I recall these axles had self contained and sealed on one side ball
>bearings but can't remember if they were retained by the retainer ring or
>not? Seems like they were? If this is the case you will have to press them
>off and press the new ones on. The retainer ring is removed by drilling a
>hole in the center with 1/2 drill. When almost through, the ring will "Pop"
>when it splits at the hole and litterally fall off. The bearing will
>probably have to be pressed off after that.
>

A 9" rear axle bearing and retainer can be removed with a cold steel
chisel and a BFH, Jut give the retainer a couple of whacks with the chisel
in a couple different locations and it should slide off, then blast the
bearings outer race, it's hardened, so it should shatter fairly easily,
then split the bearing spacer and remove the balls, or rollers, then
blast the inner race, which is also hardened. Doing this will save you
a bit of cash at the machine shop, as they will only need to press the new
bearings and retainers on.

Steve & the Rockette
63 F100
72 Capri 2000, hers
73 Capri 2600, needs tube frame...
73 MGB GT, Our Toy
94 SHO, SWMBO's
97 Contour, Mine

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 10:40:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: canzus seanet.com
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re:16" rims for 78 F250

At 08:35 AM 28:10:99 -0500, William S. Hart wrote:
> > If your looking to buy "new" steel wheels for your truck, check out
> > Pioneer Rim and Wheel.

Then Wish spewed

>
>Uhm, watch this .. I was under the impression that they were using 7lug
>wheels, or is that only on the 3/4 ton's ?

Hey Wish, those were just wheel covers ....

Steve & the Rockette
63 F100
72 Capri 2000, hers
73 Capri 2600, needs tube frame...
73 MGB GT, Our Toy
94 SHO, SWMBO's
97 Contour, Mine

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 10:41:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: canzus seanet.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - no fuel

At 08:51 AM 28:10:99 -0700, Don Grossman wrote:
> I have done the ran out of gas thing once or twice :( With the empty fuel
>pump and just cranking it over wasn't always enough to get the fuel started.
>What I had to do was prime the carb so that it would at least run for a few
>seconds. The higher rpm allowed the pump time to get the fuel to flow.
>
> Anyone tried to use a hand vacuum pump and pull the fuel up to the carb?
>

No, I haven't tried a hand vacuum pump, but one day the '63's fuel
pump quit 30 miles from anywhere, so I hooked the pcv vac source
up to one of the fuel bowl vent lines, and drove to the nearest auto
parts store at 25 mph. If I'd had more time to play with meter tube
I fabbed out of a caulking tube nozzle I prolly wouldn't need a fuel pump.

My Father doesn't call me the "God Damn Genius" for nothing ;)

Steve & the Rockette
63 F100
72 Capri 2000, hers
73 Capri 2600, needs tube frame...
73 MGB GT, Our Toy
94 SHO, SWMBO's
97 Contour, Mine

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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 13:46:27 -0400
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Lincoln parts swap

I have a pile of that stuff, about a pickup full in a heap on the barn floor
not counting the engine and axles etc. I'll probably throw most of it away
but the hydraulic boost brakes, cruise and maybe the A/C and those really
cool side marker lights and.......Those seats are going in the bronco if I
have to cut holes in the walls to make them fit :-) Got to spend some money
on shelves now to put all the goodies :-) Going to build a loft in the back
of the barn for a room for my machining equipment and use 2x8's for joists
so I can store my engines and axles up there too :-) Kill two bird brains
with one wallet so to speak, build a room and put a roof on it to store
stuff like I already did with the bathroom :-)

- --
Michigan, Pot Hole Jumping,
78 Bronco Loving, Gary
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.thewowfactor.com/bigbroncos/detail.cfm?detailid=167
- --

> After seeing Marv's sons truck with a Lincoln rear end in it and
> reading Gary's posts on his and finding a '79 Lincoln Continental limo
> for cheap, I'm going to give it a try. After all, power
> windows and door
> locks, AC, cruise control and 4 wheel disc brakes to name a few sounds
> rather cool for my '73 F100.
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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:15:22 -0800
From: "Mike Sealey"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - no fuel, interesting variation

Hi, folks, I just bought a '75 F-150, 390 and what I believe is a C6 and it's a pretty nice truck, but I have fuel delivery problems that perhaps some of you have had and can share accumulated wisdom on?

The truck has twin tanks (I checked, neither is LPG) and it runs mostly okay except it starves out once in a while; I hit the tank switch and it starts running right again, but when running on aux. tank it runs great for about 1-2 minutes and then starves out *completely*... flip it back to main and it runs okay until the next time it cuts out...

It's a California truck and I'm guessing from posts I've seen on some non-Ford lists that the MTBE in the gas has probably raised havoc with rubber stuff in the fuel lines. Interesting that I can switch tanks back and forth like this and temporarily alleviate the problem, but obviously I want to cure it.

Mike Sealey
'75 F-150, plus multiple MoPars, Cadillac, Oldsmobile


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Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 14:14:07 -0500
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - winter's a coming/road rage

Instead of loading up with all sorts of stuff for traction, come on down
south. I'm beginning to think it doesn't even rain here any more. It hasn't
rained here since July 8th. If I wanted desert, I'd go join Darrell in
Vegas. :-) That doesn't sound so bad.

No one has a clue unless you live next to an Army base. We have people from
every state and most territories and they have spouses from every country
imaginable. It makes for quite a community. Just because the light is green....


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