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61-79-list-digest Sunday, November 21 1999 Volume 03 : Number 428



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In this issue:

RE: FTE 61-79 - heater blower motor removal
FTE 61-79 - Gary's Most Embarrasing Moment
FTE 61-79 - RE: A LIL MO' INFO
FTE 61-79 - Re: A Lil Mo' Info
Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........
RE: FTE 61-79 - heater blower motor removal
FTE 61-79 - Location of Coolant Tank on '78 F250
Re: FTE 61-79 - Spoiled??? Never! :-)
FTE 61-79 - Upgrade of '78 F250 2WD to 4WD
Re: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working
FTE 61-79 - swaybarS
Re: FTE 61-79 - Location of Coolant Tank on '78 F250
RE: FTE 61-79 - Upgrade of '78 F250 2WD to 4WD
Re: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working
Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........
Re: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working
FTE 61-79 - oil out the dipstick
FTE 61-79 - 428 Comes Alive!
FTE 61-79 - steering bind
Re: FTE 61-79 - 428 Comes Alive!/240 Rebuild
FTE 61-79 - NO OIL PRESSURE
Re: FTE 61-79 - oil out the dipstick
Re: FTE 61-79 - NO OIL PRESSURE
FTE 61-79 - Strangest '72 F-350 4x4 dually I've ever seen!
Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........
Re: FTE 61-79 - heater blower motor removal
Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........

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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 13:25:32 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - heater blower motor removal

Does it have air? The non air 78's come out the front under the hood, 4
bolts, unplug one wire and it's out. Heater core comes out that way too as
I recall :-)

- --
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
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> How does one go about removing the blower motor. Does the
> whole heater
> core have to come out. I thought you would just undo the fasteners in
> the engine compartment and pull it out (but not). The
> bushings are gone
> on mine and every once in a while when I turn it on it just
> screams for
> a minute or two.
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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 11:13:16 -0800 (PST)
From: Bill Ballinger
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Gary's Most Embarrasing Moment

>I should scan that picture of me in my curly afro and
>green leisure
>suit
>when I had a red beard about 25 years ago......:-) I
>have to giggle,
>guffaw, choke and fall off my chair every time I look
>at that picture
>now
>:-) Love to be in the shape I was in back then
>though.....:-( Talk
>about
>Mod Squad......:-)

Do it, let's hear it everyone!!!

GAREE! GAREE!!



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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 15:03:48 -0500
From: "james burnette"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - RE: A LIL MO' INFO

On Fri, 19 Nov 1999 18:51:03 Bad4dFilly wrote:

>Hi guys! I was just thinkin, we all write back and forth to eachother like
>there is no tomorrow, but I hardly know the majority of the members on the
>list...

I'm usually not much of a talker or writer for that matter but I'll tell
all...almost.

My name is Jim and I own a 71 F-100 (ol' Blue)I've had since 74. So far I've
added/changed to a 351W (I built myself), FMX tranny, PS, AC. I also own a
67 Mustang Fastback, one of my prides and joy and a couple of Harleys (67
and 87).
I'm 47, single and spend most of my time keeping all my toys running. The
F-100 is taking all my time lately with body work. It needs paint after 28
years:-) I'm 2 months into it and got about 2 months to go (a lot of hidden
rust). My hobbies/pastimes are hunting and fishing.
Right now I'm an unemployed Engineer. My company was bought out by
Raytheon...and closed the facility. I never thought I would be laid off
after 23 years of service but there are promises in life except.......well.
Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it:-)
P.S. My best friend is Miss Molly, a black Lab.

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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 12:27:12 -0800
From: CLAUDE JONES
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: A Lil Mo' Info

Hi everyone I've followed the list for 6months now guess it's time to
make myself known :o)
Claude Jones, age 45, married with 2 girls and 2 boys 24, 23, 14 and
13. Active duty Navy for past 19 years (soon to retire :o) ), work in
Fallon Nevada, family in Boise Idaho.
I LOVE My: '66 F250, 352, 4spd, 169k. The Beast has seen alot of
road between here and Idaho in the past 9 months LoL, and has traveled
the pavements of all the western states, plus traveled every road and
trail on Guam! (only '66 Ford on guam! haha).
I love hunting, camping and working on my truck. Also have 70 stang
sitting at home :o). I do all my own repairs (with the help of my son)
on the beast and she runs like a dream. Gets 13mpg on the road and
11mpg around the base. All original, except my oldest son converted it
to electronic igintion (390 elect. distrib., DS II, MSD Blaster coil,
MSD 8.5 wires) while I watched! LoL, did it in under 30 minutes!, boy
was I impressed. I'm what you would call a want-a-be shade tree
mechanic LoL, but on the other hand my son knows his stuff when it comes
to fords! (mainly mustang's).
Was afraid to add my commits on subjects, didn't want to you thinking
geezz's where did this guy come from! LoL. Guess everyone has to get
thier feet wet some time? Right! I guess I just want to say that I
really enjoy this list and that I have been out there in the wings
trying to learn. Enough dribble from me, have a great day :o)

C. Jones aka gizmo
'66 F250, 352, 4spd
'70 Mustang, 351W, C6
I know that gizmo goes in there somehow?
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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 14:09:14 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........

Good to see another misguided M block aficionado on this list...

"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, riddle them with bullets"


- ----- Original Message -----
From: Freewheel
To:
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 6:41 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........


> Hi everyone, I'm Larry, I'm a Ford-aholic :)
> I have at least 3 motors sitting in the garage on stands ( a 400 ready to
go
> to the machine shop, a 2.8 waiting for it's turn, and a 260/289 just
back).



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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 15:17:16 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - heater blower motor removal

Depends. Do you have Ford factory airconditioning? If so then go to the
web site and in the tech articles I posted the procedure for that. Did it
cause I had the same problem. Got a new motor from Ford cause it's such a
pain I didn't want to do it again and the original lasted 20 years! If you
don't have the air conditioning, let me know and I'll check my manuals.

Tom H.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Kirk Baillie [mailto:kbaillie home.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 10:13 AM
To: Ford list
Subject: FTE 61-79 - heater blower motor removal


How does one go about removing the blower motor. Does the whole heater
core have to come out. I thought you would just undo the fasteners in
the engine compartment and pull it out (but not). The bushings are gone
on mine and every once in a while when I turn it on it just screams for
a minute or two.

Thanks
Kirk Baillie
74 F250 4X4 highboy
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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 18:59:11 EST
From: NTesla333 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Location of Coolant Tank on '78 F250

Could any of you all tell me where the Coolant Overflow tank is located on
'78 F250. The one on my truck is zip tied to the battery. Also where can i
get replacement for this tank. Finally where can i get replacement door seals
for this truck. Thank you for your help. Have a Great Thanksgiving.

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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 16:12:22 -0700
From: "Kiernan, Denny"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Spoiled??? Never! :-)

Bad4dFilly aol.com wrote:

> It's a total
> ranch truck with a blue hood, the cab is white, the bed is red and the
> tailgate is gree, how's that for character? I don't mind bein seen in it a
> bit, now if was a Ch*vy.................LOL

That sounds like a good-looking truck. I would paint the tailgate
yellow, tho.

It takes highly developed taste to appreciate real beauty sometimes.
I've always liked all the vehicles I had, but my various wives and my
daughter, altho we agreed on other things, have thought they were ugly.
I had a 69 Econoline van, Pinto Yellow, that I took the back seat out of
and fixed up like an Arabian tent inside, a mustard- colored, rusty 74
Mustang, a 72 Ply**th Gran Fury w/ 400 ci that was called the Brown
Bomber, and now my white-and-rust-colored 72 F-100 with the banged-up
left front end complete with sloping bumper.

Of course, I wouldn't mind having some classic T-Bird in cherry
condition, but it's the same as with music: I like Mozart but I also
like Rockabilly. If I ever manage to get my present truck completely
restored, I know it will look great, but I may miss it looking like it
does now. It's got character.

BTW, I might as well introduce myself. along with everyone else. I'm an
ex-New Yorker, born in Memphis, San Francisco cab driver, oil painter,
cigar smoker, pool player, 68-yr-old grandfather, veteran of the Korean
War and three marriages. I never fooled with cars when I was young, but,
like a lot of other things, I've gotten interested in them as I've
gotten older. Still dont know much about mechanics, as you all have
undoubtedly surmised. I like Southern food, do my own cooking and
housework (occasionally), and spend most of my time thinking about
good-looking women. The way things are going so far, I will probably
live to be 120.

Denny
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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 19:10:30 EST
From: NTesla333 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Upgrade of '78 F250 2WD to 4WD

I have a 2WD F250 Extended Cab that is in great shape. Powered by 460, C6 AT
and 4.10 gears. What would I need to find to upgrade this truck to 4WD? Right
now, I have been told that I would have to find a '70 thru '79 F250 or F350
donor truck with a good drive line. I also was told for the donor trans to
fit it would have to had a 351M, 400M or 460 mated to it, in order to bolt up
to my 460. Please advise on 1) how hard this project would be, 2) is my info
correct so far, 3) any other considerations that I have missed. and finally
4) what would be the optimal ratio front and rear for this truck. Also, if
any of you fine folks have a donor truck that would be suitable please let me
know. God Bless.

Robert Bowen
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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 16:20:34 -0700
From: "Kiernan, Denny"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working

"Danger" wrote:

> After using 2 bottles to seal a slight leak in a radiator, the
> thermostat froze shut while climbing a long, steep hill in the summer. I
> pulled over and removed the thermostat, but not before the engine got real
> hot. The motor rattled for about a week before it croaked.

For what it's worth, three years ago I stopped a slight leak with a
single application of the silver flake stuff in the radiator, the leak
has been cured ever since, and I've had none of the problems you all
have mentioned.
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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 16:19:11 PST
From: "NP 540"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - swaybarS

Hi again!
Well, this REALLY is my lucky day! Upon checking more thoroughly
my recently aquired Ford trucks, the F-250 camper-special 2x4 has a
rear sway-bar!! Now, THAT got me thinking..........
mmmmmmmmmm.....................MMMMMMMMMMMMM !!
Now, would it be worthwhile to take that rear sway-bar and put it on
a 1979 F-150 2x4, aka, kinda like a "Lightning" suspension clone?
hehehe. ;) Also, does the front sway-bar from that F-250 bolts-on
to a 1979 F-150? Does anybody on FTE has done such things before?
'Cause, quess what, peoples: 3 Ford trucks are NOT enough for me!
I am gonna buy a FOURTH one!!! HEHEHE! This one on the road; 1979
F-150 2x4, 300L6, 4-speed. Funny thing is, the guy who is selling
it to me SWEARS it is not a "Bull-low" 4-speed, like a NP435 or T-18.
That engine and trans came from a 1982 F-150. Upon looking at the
shift lever, reverse is to the right and down. Any ideas what
transmission this is? Or, on a funny kinda way of saying it:
"What does that eat during winter-time?" LOL!

Thanks!

Gerry the Acadian FORD guy! :D
NP540 hotmail.com
Vive le FORD!

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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 16:26:06 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Location of Coolant Tank on '78 F250

My 79 doesn't have one. The one you have may be an aftermarket or junkyard
add on from the P.O.

"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, riddle them with bullets"

- ----- Original Message -----
From:
To:
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 3:59 PM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Location of Coolant Tank on '78 F250


> Could any of you all tell me where the Coolant Overflow tank is located on
> '78 F250. The one on my truck is zip tied to the battery. Also where can i
> get replacement for this tank. Finally where can i get replacement door
seals
> for this truck. Thank you for your help. Have a Great Thanksgiving.



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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 16:26:13 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Upgrade of '78 F250 2WD to 4WD

It would be far easier to find a running 4WD truck with a trashed out body
and swap your body over to it. Having said this one of the 4WD mags did
this conversion. They said it would have been better to swap the body to
the already 4WD running gear rather than putting a driven axle under the
front of a 2wd truck. However 4WD supercabs may be hard enough to find to
make this swap worthwhile.

Tom H.


- -----Original Message-----
From: NTesla333 aol.com [mailto:NTesla333 aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 4:11 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Upgrade of '78 F250 2WD to 4WD


I have a 2WD F250 Extended Cab that is in great shape. Powered by 460, C6 AT

and 4.10 gears. What would I need to find to upgrade this truck to 4WD?
Right
now, I have been told that I would have to find a '70 thru '79 F250 or F350
donor truck with a good drive line. I also was told for the donor trans to
fit it would have to had a 351M, 400M or 460 mated to it, in order to bolt
up
to my 460. Please advise on 1) how hard this project would be, 2) is my info

correct so far, 3) any other considerations that I have missed. and finally
4) what would be the optimal ratio front and rear for this truck. Also, if
any of you fine folks have a donor truck that would be suitable please let
me
know. God Bless.

Robert Bowen
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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 21:41:31 EST
From: GMontgo930 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working

In a message dated 11/20/1999 10:58:17 AM Eastern Standard Time,
gpeters3 visteon.com writes:

> Did you install it at the same height as the original? Some of the old ford
> trucks with down draft radiators have to be filled so the coolant stays
> above the core for the heater to get any circulation once the thermostat
> opens. When installing a non stock radiator you must make sure the top
tank
> is above the level of the heater core or at least even with it.
>
> The old fords are kind of neat that way....when the lifters started
rattling
> I knew I needed exactly 2 qts of oil and when the heater quit working I
knew
> I needed almost a gallon of coolant, sometimes less than that :-)
>
> Another possiblility, especially if you removed any of the heater lines is
> that you pushed some heater line lining in front of the nipple when you
> pushed it back on or one of the lines is kinked or the interior liner has
> collapsed. And, one more possiblility is that when you pulled the radiator
> it dislodged some junk that wound up in the core which has very small tubes
> and is easily clogged. If you used "ANY" "Bars leaks" in that radiator it
> has clogged the heater core. If you ever want to win a sure bet, bet on a
> clogged heater core after using bars leaks. You'll win every time (unless
> it's your heater core):-)
>
> --

Also make sure the heater lines to the heater core arnt swapped! You'll get
very little heat out of it if that's so. Been there done that one. No heat
and -10 deg are hard on the toes (and fingers, nose, ears, .... you get the
point).

George
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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 21:44:22 EST
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........

I have read these informative posts that give a little more insight into the
members with great interest. Thanks for the suggestion Lisa.

My name is Burt Hill, live Kennewick Washington, grew up in central Idaho 5
miles out of Reubens on a farm. 54 years old, gotcha by 1 Gary. We had
little money on the farm so we fixed everything ourselves, (good experience
for working on Ford Trucks). Spent 24 years in nuclear submarines, besides
having the reactor and engine room, I had the care and feeding of our large
diesel engines. During this time my wife and I raised 3 boys and 2 girls, my
youngest, a boy, is now a senior in High School. Four grand children oldest
7. I work for the Department of Energy at the Hanford nuclear reservation
and find it challenging. I like spending time in mountains, exploring the
area, and finding places where very few humans have ever fished, I've got
some good fish stories. I have this thing for Fords in general, 2 projects
currently well defined, been rebuilding my 72 F-250 for about a year now,
during which time I increased the size of my garage to 40'x32'. And I have a
1935 Ford pick up that will be next. Have been on the FTE list for about a
year and enjoy it a lot. Claude Jones said he checked out all of the trails
on Guam. How did you get the red mud off your 66, I tried driving in Apra
Harbor at the rec beach by Andy's Hut, that did not work, but almost sunk the
Nissan.
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 21:46:40 EST
From: GMontgo930 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working

In a message dated 11/20/1999 11:09:47 AM Eastern Standard Time,
dahorse jvlnet.com writes:

> If you used "ANY" "Bars leaks" in that radiator it
> > has clogged the heater core. If you ever want to win a sure bet, bet on
a
> > clogged heater core after using bars leaks. You'll win every time
(unless
> > it's your heater core):-)
> --
> > Michigan, Pot Hole Jumping,
> > 78 Bronco Loving, Gary
>
> Gary.......everyone else....The bars leak thing is intresting.....not to
> start a huge discussion about this....cuz all will have an
> opinion.......just was wondering something......I used 16 Bottles of this
> stuff to get my Bronco home once...years back......and to date the heater
> core still works awesome....Did I just get lucky?
>
> Norm
>
>
That makes two of us. I used some for two years to keep my Swiss cheese
radiator together until I could replace it. Heater still works well to this
day & that was over 5 years ago. Yes, It has been changed, but that was long
before the radiator decided to give up.

George
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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 20:46:02 -0600
From: "Bob & Becky Elliott"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - oil out the dipstick

My son had a CJ5, and just before he lost the timing chain & part of a
piston, it blew oil out the oil filler cap & dipstick. Only it did it a
about 3 times, and then it quit on the way home. I don't know if
a bad timing chain would do the same thing to a Ford or not. Bob

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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 22:50:07 EST
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 428 Comes Alive!

Hey Stubaby,

Looks like I might have beat you to the punch by about one week....

This 428 disco motor fired up today under Good Ol' Dave R.'s
supervision......he knew what was going on even if it isn't an M Block.....

Wish had saved the day by sending me some flexible exhaust tubing that I
hooked up from the collectors to the old mufflers....and held it all up with
about forty feet of baling wire...exhaust leaks everywhere, but its good
enough to get me to the muffler shop...

This thing appears to be a torque monster, just pulling from almost a dead
stop in third gear with no problem. Part of this is the 40 lb flywheel, I
think. For anyone planning on putting on this bigger flywheel, watch out, you
might have to do a little grinding on the inside of the bell housing to allow
clearance for the clutch pressure plate. What happens is that the thicker
flywheel puts the pressure plate further back, and it might interfere with
the housing at the "corner" where the clutch lever comes through. I spent a
few hours on my back with the die grinder. This operation also requires
profanity to finish properly.

A few notes on what this thing has:

Dove aluminum torquer heads, CJ valves
Blue Thunder 427 medium riser intake (I think it is the Police Interceptor
style)
Sanderson shorty headers
Crower cam
Crane roller rocker arms
Mallory distributor
March aluminum pulleys
High volume oil pump and oversized pickup tube
Demon 750 carb
Plus, a bunch of other stuff...including disco Motorcraft chrome valve covers
(Dave R. talked me in to these!!!)

This motor took about 2 years from start of trying to locate parts to finally
firing it up (plus working between trips). If you decide to build a 428, be
sure to start with lots of patience. I ran into two, count em', two, cracked
1U cranks along the way. These are getting hard to come by.

The other new "upgrades" that went in at the same time and appear to working
great are a rebuilt NP435 and a rebuild NP205 transfer case. This is a 69
F-100 4x4, so I had replaced the stock 435 and the little single-speed Dana
21 (20?) T-case (requiring a custom rear tranny mount), plus, two new
drivelines. The front driveline has the CV joint in it. I took the two-piece
rear driveshaft out, ground the rivets to remove the carrier bearing hanger
(glad to get rid of that thing!), and used a one-piece setup like the
76-79's.

If anyone else is doing this swap (the tranny and transfer were out of a 76),
be sure to get the adapter and all the shifting linkage. Also, NP 435's are
NOT all the same. The rear bolt pattern between the 69 (actually it was a 74)
and the 76 are different. So, it might be kind of tough to just put in a 205
on the 69-74 435. I had contacted Advance Adapters, and they had told me that
"all NP 435's are the same". We all know how this is.

For anyone changing an engine, I HIGHLY recommend pulling off the front clip
first. This takes about a half hour, and will save you about 10 hours of
climbing in and out of the engine compartment. It REALLY is easier!!! Plus,
you don't have to hoist the motor so high to get it out of the frame. Many
hoists won't lift the motor easily out of a lifted 4x4.

I'm sure glad to have this truck running after about 7 months of being dead.
However, there are few details to take care of...oil leak, etc.....

IT NEVER ENDS!!!!!!!

I guess that's good, eh?

I want to thank Wish, Montana Mark, Dave R. and the rest of the people on the
list who helped out over the last couple of years with advise and contacts,
etc.

Thanks again gang, this list is great!!

Colorado Jeff (CJ)














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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 20:50:32 PST
From: "gene gardner"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - steering bind

This one's kind of urgent since safety might be an issue and I'll be on the
road Wed. for Thanksgiving: my steering column suddenly started binding and
clunking a little and feels generally heavy. The ragjoint is now somewhat
cockeyed and wavy (wasn't that way last week)so I'm guessing the lower
thrust bearing in the steering column went out, but could this also be
caused by something in the gearbox going bad? How do I troubleshoot this?
I've got a 70 F100 with manual steering (Bendix box). BTW almost all the
front end components have been replaced within the last few years.

Both steering column bearings were replaced last year along with the
ragjoint and there's no gap where the column meets the steering wheel, but I
KNOW it needs new cab mounts because (a)the front sags even after new coil
springs and shocks,(b)the cab sways a little on the highway, and (c)the
column support bracket doesn't line up well with the holes in the firewall.
Any of this sound familiar to you guys who replaced your cab mounts? (CJ,
Pat, Wish, Paul B., Randy C., Wm. King, Don Jones, et al ...)

Thanks, and hey --I've been enjoying the biographies. Feel like I know
several of you after being a part of this list for 2 years now. Maybe I'll
drop in a few lines of my own a little later.

Gene Gardner, Texican Teacher




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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 00:48:02 EST
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 428 Comes Alive!/240 Rebuild

In a message dated 11/20/99 10:53:15 PM Eastern Standard Time, BDIJXS aol.com
writes:

>
> This 428 disco motor fired up today under Good Ol' Dave R.'s
> supervision......


>
> This thing appears to be a torque monster, just pulling from almost a dead
> stop in third gear with no problem.


Congratulations on the firing of your "torque-monster" and speaking of
*torque monsters* I have added a few new pics to my 66 rebuild page. Go to
My Trucks then click on the "other ride" link to get there. THanks to all
who have been offering help and encouragement along the way!

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
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.hometown.aol.com/tbeeee
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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 22:10:34 -0800
From: "Earthlink"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - NO OIL PRESSURE

Hello All,
Still no oil pressure in my 71F350 with a newly rebuilt 460. I thought
that it might be the oil pump so I loosened the pan so that if the pick up
was clogged against the bottom of the pan it would drop 1/4" and then I
turned the engine over and still no oil pressure. I removed the pan and oil
pump and inserted the pick up into a pan of oil and turned the pump with a
drill motor and oil came squirting out. This engine ran for about 100 miles
with oil pressure and then suddenly it disappeared. Any ideas as to where
this oil could be going (leaking back into the pan) or what could be
plugged so that it doesn't get to the sending unit? I hooked up a
mechanical gauge and no oil comes out the tubing either. If I remove the
sending unit a little will drizzle out but not under pressure.
HELP

Thank you,
FredZ

71 F350
89 E350
84 Mustang
96 Taurus

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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 22:08:24 -0800
From: "Mike Sealey"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - oil out the dipstick

On Sat, 20 Nov 1999 20:46:02 Bob & Becky Elliott wrote:

>My son had a CJ5, and just before he lost the timing chain & part of a
>piston, it blew oil out the oil filler cap & dipstick. Only it did it a
>about 3 times, and then it quit on the way home. I don't know if
>a bad timing chain would do the same thing to a Ford or not.

Interesting. My only experience with oil out the dipstick is with some of the Jeep's stepsiblings. Slant Sixes will do this if the PCV is clogged. Never had this problem with Fords (Obligatory Ford Truck content) or for that matter other MoPars.

Mike Sealey
'75 F-150 (390/C6), '99 Windstar (taxicab)
and multiple non-FoMoCo vehicles...


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Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 22:39:32 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - NO OIL PRESSURE

Cam bearing?

"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, riddle them with bullets"


- ----- Original Message -----
From: Earthlink
To:
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 10:10 PM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - NO OIL PRESSURE


> Hello All,
> Still no oil pressure in my 71F350 with a newly rebuilt 460. I thought
> that it might be the oil pump so I loosened the pan so that if the pick up
> was clogged against the bottom of the pan it would drop 1/4" and then I
> turned the engine over and still no oil pressure. I removed the pan and
oil
> pump and inserted the pick up into a pan of oil and turned the pump with a
> drill motor and oil came squirting out. This engine ran for about 100
miles
> with oil pressure and then suddenly it disappeared. Any ideas as to where
> this oil could be going (leaking back into the pan) or what could be
> plugged so that it doesn't get to the sending unit? I hooked up a
> mechanical gauge and no oil comes out the tubing either. If I remove the
> sending unit a little will drizzle out but not under pressure.
> HELP



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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 01:47:35 -0500
From: Tony Marino
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Strangest '72 F-350 4x4 dually I've ever seen!

You know, I'm not one to do this, but Ya'll gotta see this!!! HAHAHAH


http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200382050

Notice the differential is on the PASSENGER side!?!?!

Tony Marino
tony greenman-systems.com

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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 00:02:21 -0800
From: Tim Bowman
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........

Here's my contribution. I'm a 54 year old male, married for 34 years, 4
grown children, CPA, a controller for a health care firm, have owned 38
cars and trucks in my life (great stories associated with many of them)
mostly FOMOCO's, tend to buy vehicles with 60k plus miles on them and
drive them till they drop; always do my own maintenance, repairs and
restoration; specifically focused on owning stock classic vehicles; have
a 71 F100 (envious of Stu's project) (have previously owned another 71,
a 68, 56 (wish I still had it!)), 63 1/2 XL Coupe, 63 XL Convertible, 65
Mustang Coupe, 63 Tbird Landau, and several daily drivers; single
handedly built my own 2 story 24 x 40 garage, proficient in wood and
metal working; joint owner with my wife of many Beanie Babies and a full
set of the talking Taco Bell Dogs; active in my local car club; leader
in my local Baptist church, member of Financial Executives Institute and
webmaster of it's website; would like to build my own airplane. Loved
getting together with the FT group a few months ago in Tukwila . . .For
pictures, see my website at www.users.uswest.net/~tkbowman


- --
Tim Bowman
Burien, WA
tkbowman uswest.net


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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 02:44:19 -0600
From: Kirk Baillie
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - heater blower motor removal

Its a 74 F250 custom highboy 4x4 with no air. I tried a little bit when
I first bought the truck in the spring but it didn't want to come out by
just removing the bolts on the fire wall....So I don't know

thanks
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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 04:11:51 -0500
From: Tony Marino
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........

Since this sounds like an AA meeting:

Hello everybody, My name is Tony Marino, and I'm a Ford Truck addict from
Akron, Ohio.

Unfortunately, admitting to this disease has not helped me in findings it's
cure.

I'm 23 years old, Last year received a BS in Labor Economics from the
University of Akron, and consider myself to be a professional Redneck Nerd.
Aside from Bill Hart, I have gone to work the past 7 years doing
programming, web development, network administration, and graphics design
all while wearing Jeans and a T-shirt and smelling like gear lube and
gasoline. (maybe this is why I can't find a girl! )

My addiction started off when I was 16 with my dad's (and now mine again)
'85 F-150 2x4 longbed, and I moved to own a '88 F-150 4x4, a '78 F-150 4x4,
a '93 F-150 4x4, a '70 F-100 4x4 short stepside, a '78 F-150 4x4, and most
recently a '76 F-250 4x4. I still own every one with the exception of my
'88, and considering my age, I don't think I'm off to a bad start... ;-)

I'm crazy enough to drive from Ohio to Montana two years ago to buy my '70,
and then crazy enough once again, to buy my '76 from that person's next
door neighbor sight unseen!

People have dubbed me sort of the FTE-list 300 Inline-6 man, and have given
me way to much credit. I only tell, what works for me, and nothing more.
Every SINGLE truck I own, and have owned has had a 300 in it, and I guess
you guys all know me for the crazy ideas and ridiculous money that I put
into my 300's... 8-)

Also, if Anybody lives near the area, you're more than welcome to stop by
for some friendly BS'. But, I must warn you, you'd better watch out,
because even Stu Varner (Mr. Original FE himself!) has succommed to the
300's potentiality and now desires one!

Future plans (besides finding a job!) are to take my '78 Shortbed 1/2 ton
chassis this summer and put front and rear leaf sprung dana-60 axles on it,
divorced transfer case, and a purpose built 429 with D0VE heads under the....


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