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61-79-list-digest Friday, November 19 1999 Volume 03 : Number 425



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 61-79 - Valves v. Rings, '75 390
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: prolonging life in old trucks
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: "Man Bashing"
RE: FTE 61-79 - 4 inner fenders installed ready for winter
RE: FTE 61-79 - 460 Price
FTE 61-79 - D44
FTE 61-79 - Re: - Valves v. Rings, '75 390
RE: FTE 61-79 - 9" ID
FTE 61-79 - RE: FTE 61-79 cleaned at the service station...
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: - Valves v. Rings, '75 390
FTE 61-79 - Re:prolonging life in old trucks
RE: FTE 61-79 - Valves v. Rings, '75 390
RE: FTE 61-79 - FE intake and lifters
RE: FTE 61-79 - Valves v. Rings, '75 390
Re: FTE 61-79 - Question on 390 rocker shaft
FTE 61-79 - Re: corrosion- was: FE intake and lifters
RE: FTE 61-79 - D44
RE: FTE 61-79 - D44
FTE 61-79 - Re: Bashing backlash apology
FTE 61-79 - Club Wagon vandalized
RE: FTE 61-79 - Selling My truck!!
RE: FTE 61-79 - Club Wagon vandalized
FTE 61-79 - Re: Steve & the Rockette's reply
FTE 61-79 - Re:Valves v. Rings, '75 390
Re: FTE 61-79 - Bashing backlash apology
RE: FTE 61-79 - D44
RE: FTE 61-79 - Club Wagon vandalized
Re: FTE 61-79 - Bashing backlash apology
FTE 61-79 - Ford Rancheros
FTE 61-79 - Cab Replacement
FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Cab Replacement
FTE 61-79 - RE: fender liners & rears
RE: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?
FTE 61-79 - Steering
RE: FTE 61-79 - Steering
FTE 61-79 - Max tire/rim size
RE: FTE 61-79 - Max tire/rim size
FTE 61-79 - Econoline taillights
RE: FTE 61-79 - Max tire/rim size
RE: FTE 61-79 - Max tire/rim size
FTE 61-79 - funny-looking shackles

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:07:56 EST
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Valves v. Rings, '75 390

In a message dated 11/19/99 2:27:30 AM Eastern Standard Time,
75.f150 angelfire.com writes:

>
> I've always been told a valve job by itself is risky on a high mileage
> engine, as the higher compression is harder on the rings.

I've always *heard* that too. Obviously the best solution is a total
rebuild. However, budgets do come into the mix. My thought is though that,
assuming your rings are fair and able to make some compression now,
rebuilding the heads can only help your situation. It sounds like you don't
have many options if you expect to pass the testing. I would recommend some
compression testing before you do anything. This might help you to determine
the condition of the rings.

Stock Man
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1967 F-250 FE 390 4wd
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 13:21:00 +0000 (GMT)
From: David Henderson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: prolonging life in old trucks

> I had a coworker with a 96 Tahao razzing me about my '79 Bronco. a=20
"P.O.S."
> he called it. Bragging about his 4 wheel antilock brakes (like he can =

go fast
> enough to us em in a ch##bie). Finally challenged him and told him no =

matter
> what he did I could drag his truck anywhere any time to which he=20
denied! Well
> after work, I broke out the tow chain and we hooked em up, he stomped =

on them
> brakes and around the parking lot he got drug! Yea, it was more work=20
than the
> 50' felled log I pulled, but still, oh so rewarding to know the he=20
couldn't
> stop me!

A friend of my college roommate at Texas A&M was always telling me=20
that his 1988 Toyota 4x4 truck could outpull my 1985 F-250 4x2=20
extended cab truck (with a 460)if they were hooked together (bumper to=20
bumper). We never actually tried it because I could never get him to=20
agree to repair the damage that would occur to my truck after I had=20
ripped his weeny bumper off his truck. He did shut up after one=20
incident, though. I came home one afternoon and he was parked in my=20
parking spot at my apartment, so I butted up to his truck and pushed=20
it over the curb and through the grass in the yard, all while his=20
truck was in gear and had the parking brake on. He didn't like that muc=
h.

Dave H

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:24:51 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: "Man Bashing"

Lisa, some teenagers are more mature than others and most are mature in
"selected" areas but fall back on emotions in others but mature over time
till they are perfect like us old F**ts :-) I want to commend you on your
"not so youthfull" insight :-) You bring a bright, bubbley flavor to the
list :-)

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> huge difference between bashing
> and putting then
> down> and just kiddin around
> side of the
> computer screen catches themselves smilin, even if it's just
> for a split
> second>
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:26:53 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - 4 inner fenders installed ready for winter

78's came with rear inner fenders if I recall correctly and I believe
JCWhittney has them as well :-)

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> Just thought I would let you know about my latest idea that I just
> completed. Have any of you guys thought about modifing a set of front
> plastic inner fenders and putting them in the rear. It will sure stop
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:40:34 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - 460 Price

They had 460's up to about 96 in vehicles of various types so it could be a
460 but also likely to be a 400 so make sure it has a wet intake manifold
before buying. If you can, get all the tranny mount hardware and even the
cross member to make the job easier. The 460 is heavy so you will have to
take that into account when you set up your suspension and it may be a tight
fit in your 64, not sure. Some years used slightly smaller frame and engine
bay configurations. I know the 67 would not be a problem but not sure about
64. You will have to play with exhaust, drive shafts, steering boxes,
radiators engine mounts and shift linkage as well as throttle linkage. None
of these things are impossible and most are not even difficult but some may
require drilling, welding etc..

For $300 I would not expect the engine to be in very good shape so plan on a
rebuild soon after the installation :-( If the tranny and engine have
remained together the converter will probably be OK but if the converter has
been left to hang on the input shaft you may have a converter seal probelem
or front tranny seal problem. I would replace the front rubber tranny seal
at the very least as well as the rear one.

Make sure you have the correct flex plate for that engine. It will have
counter weights on it for that year as the post 79 460's have external
balanced cranks.

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> Good morning all,
> A guy at work has got a 460 and a c-6 tranny that he
> wants $300 for.
> First off, is this a fair price? Second, he thinks it's out
> of an ' 83
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:05:54 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - D44

Well I'm in the process of dismantling a Dana 44 in the back of my truck ...
hopefully it'll end up under the front of my truck, but for now I just want
to get it out of there so I can get it ready to go ...

Just wondering if anyone has any tricks to help me out with here ? I've got
he radius arm (they cut it) off of one side, along with all the rest of the
stuff down to the spindle nut ... so here's the q's :

1) which way does the spindle nut turn on the pass. side of the vehicle?
Standard right hand threads ? (right tighty) or the left hand style ? I
can't get the outer nut to pop loose :(

2) is there a trick to removing the end caps on full time 4x4 front axles ?
I just took a screw driver and a hammer at tapped the thing out on this
side, seems like there should be a better way ...


Thanks

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 05:59:53 -0800
From: Tim Bowman
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: - Valves v. Rings, '75 390

Mike wrote:

Ooooooookay. My newly-purchased '75 F-150 has a burnt or otherwise bad
valve on the #5 cylinder,
and I'll have to do a valve job to pass the California smog test.

I've always been told a valve job by itself is risky on a high mileage
engine, as the higher
compression is harder on the rings. My 390 doesn't have that many miles
(just under 84K, cosmetics
suggest odometer has almost certainly not turned over) but it feels like
the rear end is relatively
low geared (high numerically), and of course the rings are presumably 25
years old...



I'd do what you are inclined to do: pull the heads and have them done.
When they're off you can inspect the cylinder walls for wear and ridge.
If you later develop excessive oil use, you could then do the full
rebuild of the lower end.

Just my 25 cents . . .

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Burien, WA
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:35:04 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - 9" ID

> Now for some fun :-) I need to know how to identify a 9 inch rearend . Is
> there any difference from the "pumpkin" in a car and a truck , other than
> gear ratios ?


The quickest way to tell is to see if the pumpkin comes out the front or not
... now this is a generalization, but pretty much if the rear of the diff
isn't a cover that un bolts ... its likely a 9" as they have a "center
section" or "chunk" or "3rd member" that un bolts and pops out the front
(same side as the yoke) ... most 1/2 ton's for the 73-79 era have them ... I
would say all, but you never know on the later ones ...

Hope this helps a little ...

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:40:01 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: FTE 61-79 cleaned at the service station...

Apologetic stuff edited out and the whole argument forgotten (I hope)

> Blatant example. Consumer Affairs/Guide will tell you that women
> get ripped
> off at auto repair shops because the mechanics "know" that women
> don't know
> anything and they (Consumer Affairs/Guide) have gone so far as to advise
> women to take a male with them when getting a vehicle repaired - to avoid
> being ripped off - and that just incenses me. But what incenses
> me more is
> that it's true and I've experienced it and so have most women.
>

As sad as it is to admit, I think its spread even farther ... maybe its just
my cynics view on the college town I live in/near (live near work in) ... it
is impossible to find a shop that will do the work you want and not charge
an exorbanent amount ... I finally found a high priced one, but they are
just doing what I tell them and not breaking anything, so I have them do
most of my work, just so I know I don't have to deal with other stuff being
out of adjustment. They're also nice enough to do little things (like
taking an axle in so they can remove a bolt for me even though its just an
axle in the back of the truck) ... the problem? They're never done on time,
if they didn't do such a meticulous job I'd be really ticked...

At any rate I think its getting harder and harder to find a good shop ... if
I ever buy my own house I'll probably end up buying lots of neat tools just
to prevent my need for going to the shops ... its sad, but true, as people
get more and more dependent on the shops because of the increased
electronics and the social changes (less caring about knowing this stuff and
busier and busier lifestyles) then the shops get more and more powerful and
are more and more likely to take advantage of people.

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:43:22 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: - Valves v. Rings, '75 390

> I'd do what you are inclined to do: pull the heads and have them done.
> When they're off you can inspect the cylinder walls for wear and ridge.
> If you later develop excessive oil use, you could then do the full
> rebuild of the lower end.
>
I'll second this. We were doing the heads on a 360 with unknown mileage and
worried about blow by developing (because of worn rings) ... the cylinders
looked good and the shop said "you can usually get 2 top end rebuilds for
every bottom end" ... sure enough, we had no problems with burning oil or
anything ... the only "problem" was a great running engine that actually had
some life left in it :)

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 09:39:58 -0500
From: Steve Schaefer
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re:prolonging life in old trucks

> We keep our old trucks because we like them better :-)
>
> I would rather have and drive a 20+ year old truck that I have
> maintained and know every part of it than have some new
> overcomputerized, underbuilt unit that has a strange underhood
> conglomeration that it takes a Ph.D in electromechanical theory
> to even begin to comprehend. Other people might prefer to trade
> in every few years, but for me, I'll keep driving my old classics !
> Easy to work on, simple to understand, and at most, minimal
> electronic control stuff.
>

Lets see, $400-500 a year (maintanace, insurance) for my 22 year old truck, or $500-600 a month just for a truck payment. No thank you. I, like most people on the list, use my truck. "Throw this or that in the bed", I don't have to worry about scratching the paint, putting a new dent some where. I wipe off a fender, I go to the barn and get another and put it on. Granted,
next spring I need some major body overhall, but a buddy gave me his rust free cab that he tried to take the roof off with a mailbox, and that will donate body mounts, and partial floors. Other than that the body is in great shape. Gotta love those trucks. Gotta love the fact all of those "new" trucks call me to hual there broken trucks to the dealer ships in order for there
"warranty" work. Long live the old Ford trucks.

Steve S.
76 F-350 Crewcab (getting ready for new motor)
77 F-250 Supercab (yellow/purple)
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 09:50:02 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Valves v. Rings, '75 390

You have to do what you can. The best way to build an engine, one piece at
a time is to start at the bottom end and go up so you build on the crank as
you build power so when you get to the valves you have a strong bottom end
to support it.

On a budget you need to assess the condition and fix the most problematic
part first and hope the rest will hold up, that's really all you can do.
Pull the head and make sure it actually is the valve then go from there :-)
Before taking the valves out, look at the way they sit in the seats.....are
they flush with the combustion chamber or are they recessed? They began
hardening seats in 73 or so and I would expect your 75 to have hardened
seats but that doesn't mean they didn't get abused.

I know this may sound dumb but did you ascertain that the plug was actually
firing properly?

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> Ooooooookay. My newly-purchased '75 F-150 has a burnt or
> otherwise bad valve on the #5 cylinder, and I'll have to do a
> valve job to pass the California smog test.
>
> I've always been told a valve job by itself is risky on a
> high mileage engine, as the higher compression is harder on
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 09:55:06 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - FE intake and lifters

Why do you need to bleed them down for adjustment? Usually you have to pump
them up by hand before installing them so they will pump up properly. Never
heard of bleeding them?

Guess I'll go read Bill's article :-)

Seems like when I did my 460 I just stuck them in and they worked? I don't
recall pumping them up or anything like that?

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> I have a question on bleeding down the lifters to adjust the valves.
> What do I use to bleed them down? Can't locate the proper
> tool, the tool
> stores keep trying to sell me valve spring compressors.Tryed the
> channel-lock method described in Christ's book with limited success.
> Any ideas?

> BTW read,printed and covered with oil and dirty finger prints
> Ballinger's technical article on FE lifter pre-load etc.
> Excellent article.
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 09:06:08 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Valves v. Rings, '75 390

> They began
> hardening seats in 73 or so and I would expect your 75 to have hardened
> seats but that doesn't mean they didn't get abused.
>

There ya go talkin cars again Gary ... I'm 90% sure that the heads in the
FE's never had hardened seats from the factory ... the 76 I just rebuilt had
hardened ones put in anyway, I think the shop would've whined a bit if they
had already had them ...

> I know this may sound dumb but did you ascertain that the plug
> was actually
> firing properly?
>
good question ...


Just my $.02
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 07:20:35 -0800
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Question on 390 rocker shaft

Joe wrote:
>Group are all the bolts supposed to be the same length that hold the
>rocker
>shafts to the heads on a 390??????

No, there's one odd one on each side that's longer and necked down some.
This one is so oil can get up to the rocker shaft. Look at the bolt
holes in the heads and one of the center ones on each head is different.
You'll be able to see the drilled oil passage that comes in near the
top of the bolt hole. That's where the odd bolt goes...

Steve
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 07:20:36 -0800
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: corrosion- was: FE intake and lifters

At 05:29 PM 11/18/99 -0800, you wrote:
>>I've read on this list of problems with the
>>antifreeze electrolysis disadvantage, but have not seen any illeffects >of
it personally.

I've seen severe electrolysis on aluminum/iron combinations before, but
only on motors with badly neglected cooling systems. Change your
coolant regularly to keep it clean and fresh and use at least a little
antifreeze and/or corrosion inhibiter and you should have no problems.
I think a radiator overflow tank is a good idea also to keep air out
of the cooling system.

>I saw a rad.cap with a sacrifical anode attached to it at a locaL parts
>store.Packaging states it cures any electrolysis problems.For $12 I
>might try one

That's an interesting idea... water heaters have used them for decades.
What brand was it? I'd be tempted to buy one if they're not hideously
expensive...

Steve
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 10:24:35 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - D44

The cap should come off with 6 small allen head bolts. As I recall even the
full time caps come off the same way? What part did you pry off? There is
a retainer ring inside which retains the threaded base the cap bolts thread
into.

The spindle nut, the one with the 4 rectangular slots in them are all right
hand thread. Everything on that axle is right hand thread as near as I can
recall. Do you have the correct wrench? That nut should have 70-90# of
torque on it and may even be rusted on so the proper wrench is pretty
important. I use my impact to take them off and put them back on by hand.
You have to keep the wrench fully seated against the nut to do this or you
will ruin your wrench.

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> 1) which way does the spindle nut turn on the pass. side of
> the vehicle?
> Standard right hand threads ? (right tighty) or the left hand
> style ? I
> can't get the outer nut to pop loose :(
>
> 2) is there a trick to removing the end caps on full time 4x4
> front axles ?
> I just took a screw driver and a hammer at tapped the thing
> out on this
> side, seems like there should be a better way ...
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 09:36:48 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - D44

> The cap should come off with 6 small allen head bolts. As I
> recall even the
> full time caps come off the same way? What part did you pry off?
> There is
> a retainer ring inside which retains the threaded base the cap
> bolts thread
> into.
>

That's how my part time hubs come apart, but this is a full time front end,
has literal hub caps, just like on your 2WD trucks ... afterall there's just
a solid piece in there that holds the hub and the axle together (splined
shafts) ...


> The spindle nut, the one with the 4 rectangular slots in them are
> all right
> hand thread. Everything on that axle is right hand thread as
> near as I can
> recall. Do you have the correct wrench? That nut should have 70-90# of
> torque on it and may even be rusted on so the proper wrench is pretty
> important. I use my impact to take them off and put them back on by hand.
> You have to keep the wrench fully seated against the nut to do this or you
> will ruin your wrench.
>

Yup, I didn't try the impact wrench though ... actually didn't even dawn on
me til you mentioned it! (its a borrowed one, I don't actually own one -
could be why) I'll give that a shot, it always takes me forever to get the
wrench in just right and locked in there ... and its always a pain to hold
straight ... but how did you damage one ? Mine's pretty darned durable, I
would think the spindle nut would give first ... both are bad though if they
die on ya ... I'll try the impact trick tonight ...

Any other suggestions ?

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 07:43:12 -0800
From: "Shirley"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Bashing backlash apology


specializes in Old Ford trucks when I had to have them repair something I
couldn't. Yes, it's true, if I led you to believe I can do it all, I
can't.>>

Hey Sandi,

I wanted you to know that I admire your courage and honesty for coming back
and posting. Most people would have hid in the shadows. I've stayed away
from this thread as I tend to be "Pro Male" even though my bride helps me
when I need it on my "Junk". Proud to have you here on the list.

Scott Bradley
1966 F-100 Shortbox 351C

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 11:00:06 -0500
From: "Don Haring, Jr."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Club Wagon vandalized

Hello all,

I wanted to report that my Club Wagon was vandalized last night here in
Philadelphia. I am angry about the incident because it seems motivated by
spite or hate -- the perp(s) didn't try to enter the van, he (they?) simply
smashed my windshield and threw a rock through the back window.

There is no reason to smash a windshield except to do damage. I've
apparently made an enemy in my new neighborhood. I moved down to South
Philly in September, and this is the first time I've had a problem like
this.

It makes me sick to think about it. Money is currently so tight right now
that I'm not able to make ends meet, let alone worry plan for holidays. I
drive this truck because it's paid for and has been a good hard worker.
Yes, I enjoy it and think it's cool, but the fact is that I can't afford
much else.

I'm NOT asking for charity, but if anyone has a first generation
Econoline/Club Wagon rear window (non-opening) they can part with, let me
know. Also, if you know of a windshield or parts van in the Philadelphia
area, please tell me. These vans are hard to find in junkyards around here.
The windshield is what I'm worried about.

I'm sure that everyone knows how I feel about this. You really develop a
love for the vehicle you drive, and to see it smashed up for no apparent
reason really hits you hard. >:^(

Thanks,
don

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:01:41 PST
From: "James Stepke"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Selling My truck!!

No, this truck is not "rust free." The passenger side of the truck is
almost rust free except:
around the mirror mounts, the rear sidemarker lamps there is surface rust
above the rear wheel there is a pinky size rust hole
The driver side of the truck has the same rust exept a little worse:
hole above the rear wheel is roughly 6" long
the cabcorner has a basball size hole in it and the bottom ov the door has
some rust, probably could use a replacement panel.
Other than that all the body panels are straight!!
Along the top edge of the bed and tailgate there is some surface rust and
the bed intself has about 10 little holes in it!!

The paint on the hood is very faded and the rest is decent shape!! The truck
is gray with black and orange stripes to follow the Indy 500 theme. The
interior is beautiful with gray vinyl with orange accents.

The rear end has recently been totally redone with a new limited slip and
gears!! The power steering gear is new too!!

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.tripod.com/~poisonpinto/pacetruck.html
this is a link to a picture of the truck(not mine but mine is the same
except no rollbar and it has a white fiberglass topper)
Tell me what ya think
Thanks
James

PS Did i say that the odometer says 44000 but i know it is 144000 from the
previous owner!!

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 10:09:54 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Club Wagon vandalized

> There is no reason to smash a windshield except to do damage. I've
> apparently made an enemy in my new neighborhood. I moved down to South
> Philly in September, and this is the first time I've had a problem like
> this.
>

I can't help you out with parts, but I do offer my condolences ... I don't
know what my reaction would be if this ever happened to me in a place I knew
the neighbors ... I've had my car keyed before (once unintentionally and 3
times intentionally) and that made me not very happy, especially since I was
parked out away from everyone and had security watching my car all the time
(it helps to know people :)

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:10:05 -0800
From: "Shirley"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: Steve & the Rockette's reply

Steve,


toilet covers, vases, figurines, Anri statues, Hummels, Tins, Plastic
Horses,
Beanie Babies, Barbie dolls, rag dolls, books, magazines, toy soldiers,
rugs,
antiques, horse tack, saddles, presidential buttons, doilies, plates,
stuffed
animals, velvet Elvises, afgans, quilts, pillows, candles, jewelry, spoons,
Disney glasses, beer steins, or americana knick knacks, including lawn
ornamentation, flamingos, elves, deer, oh and lets not forget the humble
fridge magnets, that hold you childrens "art".>>

As a "Male" I collect or have possession of figurines, Beanie Babies,
books, magazines, antiques, presidential buttons, quilts, spoons, Disney
stuff, and humble fridge magnets. I also have the Burger King "Toy Story"
Woody and Buzz and RC toys and I still can't pass a Chevron when they have a
new car out ( I have them all!). I also have my male treasures too, (FTE
Content) i.e.: a wood covered coil off a model T! Closet Collectors
unite!

Scott Bradley
1966 F-100 Shortbox 351C

This was written in love, for collecting and in humor :-)

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:21:48 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re:Valves v. Rings, '75 390

Mike,
Take a compression test on the good cylinders, if you
get decent readings, leave the rings alone. You can
inspect the cylinder walls after you remove the heads,
but unless there is a major problem that won't tell
you much. I assume that there is no blow-by and your
oil pressure is good. 84K is not terribly high mileage
for a 390. Normally I would encourage you to do a
complete rebuild, rings, bearings, timing chain, turn
the crank, replace the oil pump, as well as doing the
valves, but since your budget is slim just do the
valves and replace the timing chain. A high volumn oil
pump is another good idea for an engine with some
mileage.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V

>Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 23:19:49 -0800From: "Mike
>Sealey"
>Subject: FTE 61-79 - Valves v. Rings, '75 390
>Ooooooookay. My newly-purchased '75 F-150 has a
>burnt or otherwise bad
>valve on the #5 cylinder, and I'll have to do a valve
>job to pass the
>California smog test.
>I've always been told a valve job by itself is risky
>on a high mileage
>engine, as the higher compression is harder on the
>rings. My 390
>doesn't have that many miles (just under 84K,
>cosmetics suggest
>odometer has almost certainly not turned over) but it
>feels like the
>rear end is relatively low geared (high numerically),
>and of course the
>rings are presumably 25 years old...
>I bought the truck at a charity auction and don't
>know anything firm on
>its maintenance history, but its outstanding original
>cosmetics suggest
>it was well taken care of otherwise as well. (Sadly,
>I got it with its
>owners' manual but no receipts...)
>I don't have a whole lot of $$ at the moment, and am
>inclined to pull
>the heads and send 'em off, but I am concerned about
>ring life. Anyone
>care to speculate as to how successful I'll be only
>doing half the job,
>or is that something none of us can know without
>seeing how the
>cylinder walls are doing?Mike Sealey'75 F-150
> (390/C6), '99 Windstar (taxicab)
>and multiple non-FoMoCo vehicles...

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:27:04 -0800 (PST)
From: Daniel DiMartino
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Bashing backlash apology

i say men like men things, and women like women things. and
when we BOTH like the same things even better(to a point,
everyone needs his or her space). what angers me is what you
said about the auto mechanic who ripped you off, scum!! my wife
got the runaround in a similar situation, not auto related, and
when i got into the mess things got cleared up real fast. i
hate thieves no matter where they slither. i say find a hot
headed italian type like me and go back to that scum and get at
least the piece of mind you know whats up!!!!


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Daniel DiMartino

1968 F-250 soon to be a 4x4
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 11:40:48 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - D44

Beleive it or not it's actually easier to use with an impact. Once you get
it locked in and square you just hold it there and let the impact do it but
you have to be very carefull to keep it all the way in and flat on the nut.
If you cock it even a little you will destroy the ears on the wrench. I
actually used a 3/4" impact when I broke mine :-) Not recommended! :-))
That dude doesn't make much noise or hammer very fast but it hammers HARD!

Before I got my manuals with the torque spec in them I used it to tighten
them with the impact too. I made a wrench in the shop out of Flexor steel
and when I burned up that spindle and the nuts were welded on I broke the
ears off trying to get it off. My new one has larger ears so may hold up
better :-) Impacts are hard on soft parts :-)

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> wrench in just right and locked in there ... and its always a
> pain to hold
> straight ... but how did you damage one ? Mine's pretty
> darned durable, I
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 12:00:52 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Club Wagon vandalized

Unless you know of a situation which may have caused someone to have
something against you I would venture to say that vandalism is typically a
"Joy ride" kind of thing. They do it for fun and you happened to be in the
wrong place at the wrong time. We had a series of these in our ford parking
lot and my rear window got smashed for no apparent reason. Several others
did too on the same day but some had stuff missing, what ever was easy to
grab.

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78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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> There is no reason to smash a windshield except to do damage. I've
> apparently made an enemy in my new neighborhood. I moved down to South
> Philly in September, and this is the first time I've had a
> problem like
> this.
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 09:02:03 -0800
From: "Jerry Godsey"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Bashing backlash apology

Sandi, that is what makes this email list such a bizarre way to communicate.
We don't see the facial expressions or vocal intonations that we rely on so
much in face to face conversations. When I do marriage counseling I make
husbands and wives sit knee to knee and face each other when they talk. It
is amazing how much the tones quiet down and the barbed remarks stop.
One of the things that abusers do when they abuse kids is begin to refer to
them as "you" or "kid," in others words, they dehumanize them. Then it is
easier to do the things they are about to do.
All that to say, don't worry about it, it is part of learning to live in
these "communities." The Cougar list of which I am still a part (they let
me stay even though I traded my Cougar for my Econoline!), has spats like
this, but we all make nice and it's okay.
Go on with life, and join me in counting to ten when something is said that
gets under your skin. Then if you still don't understand, ask them what
they meant. it works, and keeps me out of plenty of trouble!
Blessings,
Jerry Godsey

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 11:24:10 -0600
From: Dwight Comfort
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Ford Rancheros

Hi Dennis,
Your Ranchero is based on the Ford Torino chassis and body style. I owned a
1972 Ranchero GT
that had a 351 2V (cleveland block) and autotrans in it. It was a
wonderful vehicle with some hauling ability. I know the 72 - 77 models were
similar and based on the Torino. I bought mine used in 1975 and used it
when I did inspections for the ASCS in LaMoure County, North Dakota. One
nice feature of the short cab, was it warmed up the people compartment
faster than the cars did due to the smaller space to heat. AC also worked
very well. I had swapped in an AM/FM/CB radio/cassette player into the
space where the original AM radio had been. I had it until I traded it in,
in 1977, for a 1978 Fairmont 4dr. (I was in the US Navy in Great Lakes Ill.
then).

The status of the Ranchero now is as a collector's item, as it is no longer
built AFAIK.

The book you ordered may not be as useful as a 1974 Midsized Ford Auto
Repair Manual as far as drivetrain and interior items go.

I have never heard of the Ford Sierra Pickup, could you describe it?

Previous message read was...
____
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Newbie - intro

Hi all.

I am the more or less happy owner of a 1974 Ford Ranchero with a 302 engine. I
am in the process of restoring it. I also own a 79 318 BMW and a 1972 Triumph
Bonneville.

I live in Denmark. There are hardly any American cars here, and (because?)
fuel
is terribly expensive at about a dollar for a quarter of a gallon. I have
previously owned a 1977 Chevy Malibu 350.

I have not yet driven the Ranchero, but I hope I will in spring at some point.
I think it has a blown cylinder head gasket. It does not run on one of the
cylinders, and generates quite a lot of pressure in the cooling system.
Further, it had been standing for a year or so when I bought it, and it had
lost all the fluid in the tranny. The standard fan has been replaced by two
ugly home-adapted electric fans. Should I junk them and install the standard
fan again?

What is the status of the Ranchero in USA. Is it just a piece of junk? (like
the Ford Sierra Pick-up is in Denmark). I am not familiar with the terms
"small
truck" etc. Is the Ranchero a "small truck"?

The engine is a 302. What is the performance of that engine in such a heavy
car? The exhaust is rusted, and it came with a set of spare headers (not of
any
specific brand I think.) Should I install the headers along with some sort of
semi-performance system, or are there any other minor changes to up
performance
a little which I can carry out while it is still in the shed, without taking
too much apart?

Sorry about all the questions. I have ordered the book _Ford Pickups and
Broncos 1973-1979 repair manual_

Any comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot guys (and girls!)

Kind regards,
Dennis Denmark

Dwight Comfort
Proud owner of:
1975 F250 SC LWB 460-4bbl
1999 Excort zx2 Sport


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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 10:03:57 -0800 (PST)
From: Jayson Spangler
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Cab Replacement

Hi all!

I have a couple of questions for anyone who ever
replaced a cab. I have a 78 regular cab, I6 3 spd, w/o
air that is on its' last legs (the cab that is- truck
runs fine) . I found one out of a 79, I6 auto w/air.
how hard is it to do? does the front clip or box have
to come off? What's involved?

Hesitant in MO
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 13:06:46 -0500
From: "Don Haring, Jr."
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?

An update to my vandalized Club Wagon windshield ...

After about 15 phone calls, I was able to locate a used windshield for $60,
a great price in my book since I know the local u-pull-it yard charges $50
for windshields (and I've only ever seen one early Econoline there in
past). The shop can install the glass for another $50.

Ordinarily, I would gladly pay the $50 installation. I've never replaced a
windshield and would hate to break it. However, since money is so tight, I
would consider doing it myself if I get enough opinions on the matter.

I know the general procedure for installing a windshield. If you have done
this personally, please let me know honestly how difficut it was. I could
imagine it either way. I can't help but think that I'd rather spend $50 on
Christmas gifts than on window installation, but I know it's probably much
easier letting the shop do it.

Opinions? Thanks!
- -don

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 13:15:36 EST
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?

In a message dated 11/19/99 1:08:00 PM Eastern Standard Time,
haring fedora.net writes:

>
> I know the general procedure for installing a windshield. If you have done
> this personally, please let me know honestly how difficut it was.

Sorry to hear of your situation. You can do the windshield if your patient
and the weather is mild. This week-end should be good where you are. I am
going to scan the pages from the 66 Falcon Club Wagon Shop Manual I have
which details the removal and install process for the front and rear windows.
I will send that to you off list. I hope this helps.


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: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 14:05:34 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Cab Replacement

You can do it as one piece if you have a chain hoist or engine lift but I
recommned you take off the front clip to make it easier to handle. With
clip off two men can maneuver the cab (more is better for the cab as it's
pretty heavy) or clip (easy two man job) fairly easily. Have 4 jack stands
handy and lots of 2x4 chunks for blocking as you go, then you just jack one
corner at a time and set the pads in place and bolt it down. Leave all the
bolts loose till you get it positioned then go around and tighen them a
little at a time till it settles where you want it. Once that's done
install the clip.

This is a good time to put in new pads of the black poly type if you have
the cash.

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> I have a couple of questions for anyone who ever
> replaced a cab. I have a 78 regular cab, I6 3 spd, w/o
> air that is on its' last legs (the cab that is- truck
> runs fine) . I found one out of a 79, I6 auto w/air.
> how hard is it to do? does the front clip or box have
> to come off? What's involved?
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 14:16:13 -0500
From: pdesanto Cinergy.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: fender liners & rears

From: Kirk Baillie=20
Subject: inner fenders installed=20
Have any of you guys thought about modifing a set of front
plastic inner fenders and putting them in the rear?
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------=
- ----
- -----------------------
Kirk, I'm doing that same experiment on my 64. I robbed some liners off =
a 79
F-100, and I'm going to try and modify them (...or something ) to keep =
all
that debris from ending up in my "new" cab mounts, wheel wells, and up
inside the bed walls. I spent WAY too much time cleaning and =
sandblasting
under that bed to have to put up with rust for a while. Hopefully, it =
will
move on to an easier target. lol Later, Phil
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Now for some fun :-) I need to know how to identify a 9 inch rearend .=20
Thanks, Rollie=20
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Rollie- A guy over on the Galaxie club list says the easiest way to ID =
a
Ford 9" is to look under any fast Camaro ! LOL !=20
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Sandi- Welcome aboard, you will like it here. I promise. Not a better =
place
anywhere to get info for, and share stories about our favorite rides !=20
Later, Phil ( 64 F-100 Pharfr=DCmfinished)

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 14:16:45 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?

Glass is very easy to break, not like hitting it or bumping it but by
twisting it or prying on the edge of it or laying it flat or having it fall
flat etc.. Windshields are heavy and very easily broken by mishandling just
by their own weight. You can't force them etc., they have to lay in place
without any force. One man installed my 78 windshield all by himself in a
few minutes but he's done hundreds of them. I would tackle that one but
some are much harder to handle so after looking at the instructions from the
manual make your decision. If the glass is fairly small like the 78 pickup
is you may have no problems with it. Just make sure you carefully support
it while working with it so it doesn't sag anywhere.

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> past). The shop can install the glass for another $50.
>
> Ordinarily, I would gladly pay the $50 installation. I've
> never replaced a
> windshield and would hate to break it. However, since money
> is so tight, I
> would consider doing it myself if I get enough opinions on the matter.
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 11:42:45 -0800
From: "Southerland, Rich"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?

Ordinarily, I would gladly pay the $50 installation. I've
> never replaced a
> windshield and would hate to break it. However, since money
> is so tight, I
> would consider doing it myself if I get enough opinions on the matter.

If the glass is as hard to find as you say it is, I'd be that much more
inclined to let a pro do it. It's not much of a savings if you break it and
have to buy (and find) another one.

I'm with you on the wanting to save money cause it is so tight, but in this
case, I'd go with the pro install.
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 13:58:20 -0600
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?

I replaced the windsheild in my '70 F100 with a freind's help. We had no
problems, and we were done in a couple hours. I bought my windsheild
used for 20 bucks, and hauled it twenty miles in the back of the truck.
Just wish I'd have used a new rubber gasket....

Jason Kendrick

> Ordinarily, I would gladly pay the $50 installation. I've
> > never replaced a
> > windshield and would hate to break it. However, since money
> > is so tight, I
> > would consider doing it myself if I get enough opinions on the matter.
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 15:18:38 -0500
From: James Oxley
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?

Jason & Kathy Kendrick wrote:
>
> I replaced the windsheild in my '70 F100 with a freind's help. We had no
> problems, and we were done in a couple hours. I bought my windsheild
> used for 20 bucks, and hauled it twenty miles in the back of the truck.
> Just wish I'd have used a new rubber gasket....
>

What was wrong with the old gasket? A new one is pretty pricey, about
75$. Funny you guys are talking about this as my Brother and I are going
to attempt our first windsheild tomorrow (79 bronc). If we can't do it
or break it, I have 2 more shots from my parts trucks, so I'll have a
pro do it if we can't.

OX
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 14:40:09 -0600
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Windshield install - how difficult?

A new gasket is much more pliable. My old one was kind of dry and
cracked, and the seal in the glass is not as good, even with sealer.
Also, When we put it back together with the new glass, it has a gap in
the passenger side top, about an inch wide. It's caused by the drying of
the rubber that you don't notice untill you get to the last corner!


Jason Kendrick

James Oxley wrote:

> What was wrong with the old gasket? A new one is pretty pricey, about
> 75$. OX
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 14:04:03 -0700
From: "Greg Sage"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Steering

My 78 RWD's steering is way too loose. It's not bad on the city roads, but
on the highway, or above 90KPH it's hard to keep it in a straight line. I
already tightened down the gearbox(nut and screw on top of it), and that
helped a little. Has about 1 1/2 inches of play to the right and no play to
the left. What would be the easiest to hardest fixes on this? I really
would like to take this truck on road trips, but this scares the S #T outa
me. BTW, going to get a webpage up soon solely for 70's ford trucks. Will
inform when ready.

regards,

Greg Sage
Calgary, Alberta Canada
78 F150 2WD REGULAR CAB 351M/400 C6
97 Intrepid 3.5L (Wifes(computer controlled, can't even change the oil,
wouldn't wanna touch it) car)

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 14:18:21 -0700
From: "Matthew Senn"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Steering

greg, you might try getting the front end alignment checked . . . earlier
this summer my 73 f250 wandered so bad that it was all i could do to keep it
on the road, now, with the proper alignment i can practically let go of the
wheel altogether (on a straight road, at least)



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From: owner-61-79-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-61-79-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Greg Sage
Sent: Friday, November 19, 1999 2:04 PM
To: Ford List
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Steering


My 78 RWD's steering is way too loose. It's not bad on the city roads, but
on the highway, or above 90KPH it's hard to keep it in a straight line. I
already tightened down the gearbox(nut and screw on top of it), and that
helped a little. Has about 1 1/2 inches of play to the right and no play to
the left. What would be the easiest to hardest fixes on this? I really
would like to take this truck on road trips, but this scares the S #T outa
me. BTW, going to get a webpage up soon solely for 70's ford trucks. Will
inform when ready.

regards,

Greg Sage
Calgary, Alberta Canada
78 F150 2WD REGULAR CAB 351M/400 C6
97 Intrepid 3.5L (Wifes(computer controlled, can't even change the oil,
wouldn't wanna touch it) car)

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 13:51:14 -0800
From: "Southerland, Rich"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Max tire/rim size

Anyone know the minimum rim width for a 31x10.50x15?
TIA
Rich

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 16:13:16 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Max tire/rim size

> Anyone know the minimum rim width for a 31x10.50x15?


Rich, there'll be a lot of debate over this ... there's the minimum
recommended by the manufacturer of both the tire and the rim ... then
there's the minimum that certain sanctioning bodies recommend for various
applications ..

Generally the limit is about 2" narrower for the rim than the tire ... if
you aren't running any extremes though (low pressure or hard cornering) you
may be able to squeek by on more or less rim ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 14:12:24 -0800
From: "Jerry Godsey"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Econoline taillights

Anybody have, or know of a good source for, Econoline Pickup taillight
lenses? I had a bright idea last night to install blue dots in my
taillights. Great idea until I broke the left one trying to drill a 15/16
hole in it. It would have made far too much sense to have a spare before I
did this. Don't ask.....
Blessings,
Jerry Godsey

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Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 14:19:42 -0800
From: "Southerland, Rich"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Max tire/rim size

Just general street use on the rear of the in-laws '67 F100 2wd. I think
his rims are 7". Is the rim wide enough to safely use?
Thanks.

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From: William S. Hart [mailto:wish iastate.edu]
Sent: Friday, November 19, 1999 2:13 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Max tire/rim size


> Anyone know the minimum rim width for a 31x10.50x15?


Rich, there'll be a lot of debate over this ... there's the minimum
recommended by the manufacturer of both the tire and the rim ... then
there's the minimum that certain sanctioning bodies recommend for various
applications ..

Generally the limit is about 2" narrower for the rim than the tire ... if
you aren't running any extremes though (low pressure or hard cornering) you
may be able to squeek by on more or less rim ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wish

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