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61-79-list-digest Monday, November 8 1999 Volume 03 : Number 409



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - High beam problems.
RE: FTE 61-79 - Timing light
RE: FTE 61-79 - New To List
RE: FTE 61-79 - Timing light
RE: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor
RE: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor
Re: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor
FTE 61-79 - 400M & C6 into my 67'
RE: FTE 61-79 - Another one saved from the reaper
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Fluid coupler vs. Torque Converter
FTE 61-79 - An update and a Thanks
FTE 61-79 - dim lights
FTE 61-79 - valve cover gasket on my 360 v8
Re: FTE 61-79 - High beam problems.
FTE 61-79 - water temp high ?
FTE 61-79 - 400 M rebuild
FTE 61-79 - Great Auction!
FTE 61-79 - M blocks back from the dead
Re: FTE 61-79 - M blocks back from the dead
RE: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor
Re: FTE 61-79 - 400M & C6 into my 67'
RE: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor
Re: FTE 61-79 - grille for 78-79
FTE 61-79 - 4x4 oil pan needed 351m
Re: FTE 61-79 - 352 Probs
Re: FTE 61-79 - 4x4 oil pan needed 351m
Re: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor
Re: FTE 61-79 - grille for 78-79
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: New feature for users
FTE 61-79 - winter tire pressure?

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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 06:36:29 EST
From: DENKC5 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - High beam problems.

It sounds like the switch which is actually a rheostat. Had the same problem
with an old 71' F100.

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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 05:57:45 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Timing light

God I hate to do this but...(well I guess I don't hate it enough ;0) ).
Voltage can be measured in an open (not completed circuit). Current (amps)
cannot. The inductive light won't flash in a non-firing cylinder because if
no current flows then there is no magnetic field generated around the wire
to induce a signal to the light to trigger from.

Tom H

- -----Original Message-----
From: John LaGrone [mailto:jlagrone ford-trucks.com]
Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 9:56 AM
To: -FordTruckDigest
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Timing light


>>I always assumed that the strobe was independent of the plug or anything
after the source to the attachment point of the strobe pickup wire. What
you are saying implies that the strobe wire needs a complete circuit to
engine ground in the wire being tested to function? Sort of like a Clamp?
Not arguing with you, just curious.

Dang it , Gary, just when I begin to trust you.... The timing light won't
flash on a non-firing cylinder because there is no current, voltage, or any
other hojo term you want to use. Without the spark, the circuit isn't
completed. Think about it. You can put 6 million volts on one end of a wire
and it won't go anywhere until you complete the circuit in some manner. You
can't measure voltage without completing the circuit. (grin, grin)

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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 05:57:39 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - New To List

Gear Vendors supplies aftermarket electrically shifted overdrive units.
Look under the truck after the transmission and see if there is an "second"
transmission that may look something like a transfer case but with only one
output. You say you have a 4x4 so it will probably be between the
transmission and transfer case. Not sure how it should be operated.

Tom H

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Sent: Thursday, November 04, 1999 12:13 PM
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Subject: FTE 61-79 - New To List


Hi Everyone!!
I am new to the list and i wanted to introduce myself and ask a question or
two!! I used to own a 1978 f150 4x4 351M but sold it last fall. I recently

bought a 1979 F150 4x4 400M. It is a very interesting truck, like nothing i

have seen before. It is silver with black and orange accents and the
interior is accented with orange. The doors say "Official Truck of the May
(something)1979 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race." This brings me to my first
questions. Was this a package offered by ford, a special edition or some
kind of homebrew ripoff?? It looks very authentic!! Next, there is a
button that is mounted under the dash under the headlight switch that is
green and says "Gear Vendor O/D." What the heck is it?? It doesn't seem to

do anything when i push it. It is lighted and has two positions, in and
out!! I wanted to know if anyone can help me find information about my new
truck. I love it!! Bye the way my name is James and I live in Michigan.
Thanks In Advance for any and all Help
James
79 F150 4x4 400m
91 Wrangler 5spd. 4.0L 2.5" 31x10.5 MT's

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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 05:57:46 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Timing light

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From: Peters, Gary (G.R.) [mailto:gpeters3 visteon.com]
Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 10:17 AM
To: '61-79-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Timing light


Well, Dang it John! I assumed it grounded through the battery ground some
how :-) Feed the spark plug wire to a device in the light which is grounded
to the battery ground wire from the light and you certainly do have a
circuit :-) Why the heck else would you hook the stupid thing to the battery
in the first place?

The light is connected to the + and - terminals of the battery to provide
the power it needs to operate. The 3rd connection is the "sense" line to
trigger the light. Without the + connection to the battery the light
wouldn't be able to source enough power from the sense line to fire the
light.

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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 05:57:48 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor

No. In general:
Automatic transmissions have torque converters.
Standard trannies have clutches.

I remember reading some silliness in a hot rodding mag about someone using a
clutch in an automatic. Always passed it off as a typo.

Tom H

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From: rich may [mailto:doom460 yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 10:55 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor



Do all transmissions have torque converters?

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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 05:57:49 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor

The torque converter is mounted to the rear of the motor to the auotmatic
transmission's version of a flywheel called a flexplate. It is inside a
housing that is either cast as part of the transmissin case or bolted to the
front of the transmission. Either way it is not easy to see it. There is
usually an inspection cover on the bottom of the housing that really just
allows you to unbolt the converter from the flexplate. The converter looks
something like a doughnut with the hole filled in.

Are you having problems with yours or just want some information?

Tom H

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From: rich may [mailto:doom460 yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 11:28 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor


I have a 1968 390Gt mated to a C-6. Where would it be
located and do you know what it would look like?

- --- "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
wrote:
> All transmissions "Are" torque converters (or
> amplifiers?) :-) Actually
> only automatics have what are "commonly" called
> torque converters. They are
> more accurately called "Fluid Couplers" because they
> use ATF to connect the
> engine to the transmission via vanes or turbins.
> Manual transmissions use
> mechanical clutches in most cases (for you guys
> waiting for me to make a
> mistake, I know all about the Auto stick VW :-))
> which are operated by the
> driver for changing gears etc..
>
> Why they are called "converters" isn't exactly clear
> to me since they don't
> really convert anything. If anything they "Amplify"
> torque under load and
> at low speeds but since it's still torque and it's
> still rotary motion I
> don't see the conversion? :-)
>
> --
> Michigan, Pot Hole Jumping,
> 78 Bronco Loving, Gary
>
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>
> > Do all transmissions have torque converters?
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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 08:10:05 -0600
From: "Norm"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor

> I remember reading some silliness in a hot rodding mag about someone using
a
> clutch in an automatic. Always passed it off as a typo.
>
> Tom H

Actually.......you can have an automatic tranny withot a tourque
converter......At least in an aftermarket sense!

The practice of eliminating the converter and using a clutch design is
popular in drag racing! Also it is seen in truck pulling circles as well! It
is called a Crower Glide! But this is not an automatic tranny of the style
you would see in a street driven vehical.....:-)

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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 09:33:04 EST
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 400M & C6 into my 67'

This sounds like a job for "Mike In Burien". He has an awesome 72 with a 351
in it........

CJ (back from the Orient)
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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 06:42:24 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Another one saved from the reaper

Congrats on the find and way to go on saving a great truck. On the heater
core, I've done two. The factory manual's procedure is posted on the web
page. Check it out. It worked pretty well for me. Just take your time and
remember that all of your work will be done inside the cab.

Tom H.

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From: Hedges [mailto:bhedges istmacon.net]
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 1999 1:40 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Another one saved from the reaper


On a recent trip to the local "treasure" yard, I stumbled upon a new
addition, a 77 F150 Ranger XLT, 400 ci, auto, ps, pb, ac, factory duel
tanks, most of the factory cruise. Sticker on the valve cover indicates the
400 met 76 emissions. (Story is it was replaced with one out of a car) Only
parts missing so far were the ps pump and the mirrors. Seems the yard just
switched to its third owner, this was the first owner's truck. (New one
didn't want it and was ready to sell whole or part it out) The story was the
engine was only so so, and the trans leaked too bad to drive. Truck had not
seen a road since 83 (at least from its license plate) and had been stored
in a shed for 10+ years. (Can you say No rust through). Last time it was
titled was 84, showing 50,6xx for an odometer reading, current reading
51,6xx. Was a little rough around the edges, but too good for me to see it
parted out. After I parted with $ 250 it became my newest addition. (Am I
lucky or what?) Figured if nothing else there were alot of good parts for my
77 3/4 ton (switch to 1/2 ton, auto, ac, XLT trim).

Good news is that after only replacing the fuel pump and cleaning the gas
tank it lives! Starts easy, sounds good, only a little black/grey smoke when
revved. Road test shows trans to shift good, only small spot is left on the
ground when parked (and yes its full of fluid). Soon to hit the road. Too
good to be true? I know there will be alot of little things that will go
wrong shortly after it sat for so long but hey, that's the fun of it, right?

On to my question. Need to replace the heater core. I know in this truck
with AC that it's not a fun job. Done it once quite a while back to a 79
4WD, but my memory is foggy. Any words of wisdom before I undertake this
task. Any tricks that will make it easier?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Brian
77 F150 Ranger XLT (think I'll call her lucky)
77 F250 Custom, 351M, 4 spd
94 Explorer, Eddie Bauer
91 Ranger, 260,000 miles
60 F100

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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 06:48:26 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Fluid coupler vs. Torque Converter

Didn't someone in the 30's or 40's make some sort of "electric clutch" where
there was an electro magnet in the flywheel and a metal disk connected to
the trans. The whole affair was filled with oil and the dirtier more metal
shaving filled the oil was the bette it worked. When the magnet was engaget
the whole mess locked togeter and tranmitted torque to the trans. Since
there was no friction surfaces there was very little to wear out.

Tom H

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From: Brett L Habben [mailto:bhabben juno.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 06, 1999 6:33 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Fluid coupler vs. Torque Converter


Trivia:
The first auto trans only had "Fluid Couplers" (like the old
Hydromatics). When they added the "Stator" between the drive and driven
turbines, it became a "Torque Converter". The stator's purpose is
redirect the fluid flow angle against the driven turbine at take off,
having a torque multiplying effect. This is what makes auto trannies
great for starting a heavy pull. Truly interesting reading is the
"Triple Turbine" tranny section of my '59 Buick repair manual.
Everything you would ever want to know about turbines.
Brett
Super75cab >

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Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 09:29:03 -0500
From: "don"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - An update and a Thanks

After many many months and many time delays, my engine project is nearing
completion. I have a 1979 Ford F150 that I put a 1971 400M (stock 260) HP
in. It was my 1st rebuild so I took my time and asked you guys many
questions. The engine was taken to the machine shop and worked, new valves
etc. Modifications include a True Roller Chain , Competition Cams 272H
camshaft, Edelbrock Performer Manifold (only two are even made for the 400M,
other was a Weiand), Edelbrock 600CFM electric choke carb, switched it over
to Electronic ignition (easy as pie since the truck was a 79, just got the
distributor). Chrome everything. As long as front end was off I replaced
EVERYTHING in front end for that like new feel, draglink, steering box,
actually everything except the kingpins and I beams.
After messing with the wiring harness (thanx to info from here) the engine
cranked right over and purrs like a kitten. I am putting the Hedmen Headers
on the 1st and getting ready to start on the interior.
I could not have done this without the many, many questions I have asked
through here and the help of all you great ford fans.
Cannot even begin to thank everyone personally, but one big kudos to Bill
Beyer for a hard to find part.
Thanks everyone.
Now I get to start on the interior and body, so in another year or so I
should be done :)

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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 07:49:40 -0600
From: "Bob & Becky Elliott"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - dim lights

Just a quick comment. Shorts=blown fuses or hot/burning wires. Usually poor
grounds = dim lights.

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Date: Sun, 07 Nov 1999 09:13:00 -0800
From: Tim Bowman
Subject: FTE 61-79 - valve cover gasket on my 360 v8

Daniel:

You're on the right track. All I do (and did when I bought my 71 with a
360) is thoroughly clean the valve cover surface and the matching
surface on the head. I also checked for possible indentation around the
bolt holes in the valve cover and peen them back as needed. Also check
(using a straightedge the flatness of the valve cover. Cosmetically, I
also cleaned the inside and outside of the valve cover. I glued the
valve cover gasket to the valve cover before installation using a
Permatemp product for that application.

I also pressure washed my engine a few times to remove all of the
accumulated grime and grit. It looks reasonably presentable for a 28
year old stock truck.

Enjoy the time working on your truck. I find it very enjoyable doing
all my own maintenance.

Tim Bowman
Burien, WA
71 F100


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Date: Sun, 07 Nov 1999 11:19:06 -0600
From: Craig Cantrell
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - High beam problems.

The headlight switch is actually 2 switches and a rheostat all in one. Two
position switch for the headlight/park lights, a rheostat for the dash lights,
and a single pole switch at the end of the rheostat for the interior dome light.
In the problem described, the only difference in floor switch position is an
increase amperage draw. Either the CB in the light switch is cycling or it has
some bad wiring to the foot dimmer switch or both. The CB on the switch may be
weak from use even if there is a wiring problem.

DENKC5 aol.com wrote:

> It sounds like the switch which is actually a rheostat. Had the same problem
> with an old 71' F100.
>
> DJ
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Date: Sun, 07 Nov 1999 04:58:36 -0700
From: mclough page.az.net (Michael Clough)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - water temp high ?

Are you looking at the stock gauge? If so, did you change the sender?
It could be a sender for a light instead of a gauge. I am not sure
about that but it could cause your problem.

later, mike
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Date: Sun, 07 Nov 1999 05:29:14 -0700
From: mclough page.az.net (Michael Clough)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 400 M rebuild

All M-block owners rejoice. Another has been saved from the dreaded 460
replacement. I have finally installed my freshly rebuilt M-block into
my 1978 f100 2wd. I have been fixing all the other problems that I had
forgotten about in the last year that it has been a lawn ornament.
Anyway, it started out as a 351M but was changed to a 400 with different
crank and TRW forged pistons (.040+). The heads were shaved .020 and a
crane stud and roller rocker kit were installed along with ss valves and
an ARP head stud kit. New timing chain kit, push rods, lifters and a
speed-pro cam (CS-1021R) were also put on. I put on some Hedman Hedders
also and they were a real pain. The hedders hit just about everything
on their way back (lots of lying on my back bending stuff and cussing
alot!) but at least I don't have to remove them to pull the starter. I
wish that I could have found a set of stock manifolds easier but oh
well. I also had a local muffler shop build a new dual exhaust with
crossover that exits behind the rear tires. The engine runs absolutely
sweet compared to the old worn out 351M. I can't wait to get it fully
broken in and try to pull something with it. Anyone have any ideas on
how to richen up the idle circuits on a 2v Motorcraft carb. Someone
ditched all the thermactor stuff long ago and it has always had a very
lean idle. I tried raising the float level but have to have the idle mix
screws real loose to get a good idle. I am putting off the carb/aluminum
intake installation until I recover from the financial blow of the
engine rebuild and other stuff (rebuilt C6, new windshield, new tires,
exhaust system).

Any list members up here in Northern Arizona or Southern Utah?

Thanks, Mike
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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 13:41:16 -0500
From: "Gary L. Perry"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Great Auction!

Received a mailer (in color) anouncing an antique vehicle auction in
Sidney, Nebraska. 500 veh. in 2-days. All kinds of stuff from 'teens
to 70's. Lots of unusual trucks including Big ones and COE's.
Dates: Fri.Nov. 12, and Sat. Nov. 13 , starts at 9:30 am.
Phone for directions of info: 1-800-842-0583 or 308-262-1150

"G"

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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 14:02:45 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - M blocks back from the dead

Wow! 2 posts on successful M block rebuilds in 1 day! Maybe there is hope
for us abused souls after all. Either that or some sort of strange mind
control being exerted by an unscrupulous individual. Anybody seen some sort
of giant antenna array outside of Denver lately? Say near Louisville? And
another thing...should we be concerned about the on-going, mysterious
transformation of mild-mannered 351Ms into nasty, fire-breathing 400s? Maybe
we should petition the government to put 351Ms on the endangered species
list.

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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 17:05:44 EST
From: DENKC5 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - M blocks back from the dead

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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 14:26:23 -0800 (PST)
From: canzus seanet.com
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor

At 05:57 AM 7:11:99 -0800, Hogan, Tom wrote:
>No. In general:
>Automatic transmissions have torque converters.
>Standard trannies have clutches.
>
>I remember reading some silliness in a hot rodding mag about someone using a
>clutch in an automatic. Always passed it off as a typo.
>

It is done that way in some forms of stock car racing, and was done
that way with what was called a clutch-flite. Which was a torque-flite
with a twin disc clutch instead of a TC. If you have enough HP you don't
really need a converter. A Lenco is the outgrowth of the old clutch-flite
transmission. The clutchflite saw most usage in Gassers in the mid/late
60's.

The stockers are using Powerglides directly coupled to the flywheel,
and are called Circlematics

If you can figure out how to drive the front pump, how to connect the
input shaft, how to stop oil from going to the TC, and plug the TC return
port, you too could have a semi automatic tranny.....

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: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 14:26:25 -0800 (PST)
From: canzus seanet.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 400M & C6 into my 67'

At 08:55 AM 6:11:99 -0800, Douglas Trotter wrote:
>I'm currently in the process of gathering the parts
>needed to replace my 300 c.i. 6cyl. and C4 with a 400M
>and C6. I've already purchased a used engine and
>transmission and now need to prepare for the
>installation.
>
>My research indicates that I will need to:
>1) Shorten the front shaft of my two piece drive
>shaft.
>2) Modify my transmission cross-member to accommodate
>the C6.
>3) Replace the radiator with a V8 unit.
>

Since no-one has responded, I'll give it a shot....
Step by step...

For the driveshaft;

1- Find the center points of both engines
2- Measure to the end of the tail housing of the tranny
3- The difference is how much the driveshaft must be shortened
or lenghtened.

For the movementof the trans mount crossmember;

1- Use the center points to measure to the trans mounts
2- The difference is how much the crossmember must be moved
forward or backward.

I would suggest putting the engine/transmission in the truck
BEFORE getting the driveshaft made up, as the C4 doesn't use the
same universal joints as the C6, and you'll need the correct yoke
for the C6.

If you're wondering why I use the centerline of the engine for the
measuring point, It's because of the indent in the fire wall, you can't
get a V8 to fit that close.....



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: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 14:32:23 -0800 (PST)
From: rich may
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor

I have a nasty shaking coming from the engine. It
happens when it is neutral, in gear, or is raining
anywhere in North America. One of the guys on the list
said that it might be the torque convertor. I was just
wondering about it.

- --- "Hogan, Tom" wrote:

> Are you having problems with yours or just want some
> information?
>
> Tom H
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rich may [mailto:doom460 yahoo.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 11:28 AM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor
>
>
> I have a 1968 390Gt mated to a C-6. Where would it
> be
> located and do you know what it would look like?
>
> --- "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
> wrote:
> > All transmissions "Are" torque converters (or
> > amplifiers?) :-) Actually
> > only automatics have what are "commonly" called
> > torque converters. They are
> > more accurately called "Fluid Couplers" because
> they
> > use ATF to connect the
> > engine to the transmission via vanes or turbins.
> > Manual transmissions use
> > mechanical clutches in most cases (for you guys
> > waiting for me to make a
> > mistake, I know all about the Auto stick VW :-))
> > which are operated by the
> > driver for changing gears etc..
> >
> > Why they are called "converters" isn't exactly
> clear
> > to me since they don't
> > really convert anything. If anything they
> "Amplify"
> > torque under load and
> > at low speeds but since it's still torque and it's
> > still rotary motion I
> > don't see the conversion? :-)
> >
> > --
> > 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
> > --
> >
> > > Do all transmissions have torque converters?
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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 18:17:55 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - grille for 78-79

i'm looking for a straight grille shell for a 78-79

thanks, jeff grant
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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 18:26:57 EST
From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 4x4 oil pan needed 351m

HELP, come on guys, with all the 429 and 460 swaps going on, someone must
have an oil pan, pick up tube and dip stick for a 351m or 400 in a 78-79 4x4
truck.
this will be sort of a rear sump pan.
i haven't resorted to ford yet, i was hoping to find a used one cheap,
i'm on a tight budget on rebuilding this truck.

thanks for any help

jeff grant
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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 18:58:25 EST
From: TWL1911 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 352 Probs

Hey all
well i think i definatley got it narrowed down on the truck. ok i have a 66
352, and the carb has been rebuilt there is fuel getting to it and the fuel
is clean ok i checked the points and i reset them and it ren fine for a
little bit then it just died and wont start again is it ignition it has new
coil, points and condenser is it the vacum advance? im lost from here thanks
Travis
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Date: Sun, 07 Nov 1999 16:33:22 -0800
From: Mike Pacheco
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 4x4 oil pan needed 351m

I have a spare dipstick for a 400

Mike in Burien
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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 19:50:16 EST
From: NORTONMC aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - torque convertor

Friend of mine had a fuel altered back in the mid 70's. Ran a 427 Chevy with
a clutch flite trans. Basically a Chrysler 727 Torqueflite trans with the
bell housing area machined off and an adapter plate in place to bolt it up to
the scattershield bellhousing. This was definitely a "race only" trans. Used
the clutch to get moving, automatic trans after initial launch, This was
precursor to Lenco transmissions.
Had to use a trans blanket as well as the clutch scattershield. Lots of work
and money for very little benefit that I could see. There are probably a few
still running at the strip.

Dennis McNamara
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Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 20:22:08 -0800
From: "Charles T."
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - grille for 78-79

I have an extra that is in Good shape. It's not 'show' quality, but is dent
free. The finish is dull and it has scratches.

Im in Houston, TX area.

> i'm looking for a straight grille shell for a 78-79
>
> thanks, jeff grant
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