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61-79-list-digest Monday, November 22 1999 Volume 03 : Number 430



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Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1961-1979 Trucks and Vans
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In this issue:

RE: FTE 61-79 - "fire" truck
FTE 61-79 - Re: pass side front diff
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: pass side front diff
FTE 61-79 - 429 to 360 swap
FTE 61-79 - Yellow Tailgate
RE: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........
Re: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working
FTE 61-79 - Re: A LIL MO INFO.....
FTE 61-79 - radiator anodes
FTE 61-79 - valve job only
FTE 61-79 - registration/taxes
FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........
RE: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working
RE: FTE 61-79 - Rancheros, Falcon?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Max tire/rim size
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Econoline taillights
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Econoline taillights
RE: FTE 61-79 - Ford Rancheros
RE: FTE 61-79 - Location of Coolant Tank on '78 F250
FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........
FTE 61-79 - Location of Coolant Tank on '78 F250
RE: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working
RE: FTE 61-79 - steering bind
RE: FTE 61-79 - swaybarS
FTE 61-79 - Windshield installation trick
RE: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working
FTE 61-79 - Cruise Night in Bakersfield
Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........
FTE 61-79 - FE Shorties
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: 9"
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: pass side front diff
RE: FTE 61-79 - Rancheros, Falcon?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Rancheros, Falcon?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Rancheros, Falcon?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Selling My truck!!
RE: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working
RE: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: pass side front diff
FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........
FTE 61-79 - Re: A LIL MO' INFO
FTE 61-79 - Speaking of Unibodies...
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: A LIL MO' INFO
Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: A LIL MO' INFO
FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO
FTE 61-79 - '71 3.03 tranny and linkage
RE: FTE 61-79 - '71 3.03 tranny and linkage
Re: FTE 61-79 - '71 3.03 tranny and linkage

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 07:17:46 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - "fire" truck

I once jury rigged my dash with metal brackets and one came loose and fell
on to the ignition switch and shorted the ACC wire to the manual choke cable
and totally fried the insulation on that wire so I couldn't even see where I
was going. I reached under the dash to try to find the problem only to pull
my hand out with the imprint of the choke cable in black, charred skin
across my hand! OUCHHHHHHHHH!

Had to rip the battery cable off to stop the smoke. Maybe that's why they
fuse the ACC wire now days eh?

I can picture that wire, just can't picture what it goes to.....:-(

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78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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> crazy then noticed the grey smoke coming from my heater vents
> in the dash...
> this is about the time i turned the radio off and jerked it
> out of the
> dash...still smokin.....i turn the key off and procede to
> very calmly take
> apart the dash ( Calmly HA yeah right )
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 06:46:24 -0600 (CST)
From: Rubberducky23 webtv.net (Danny Ling)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: pass side front diff

I'm not too sure how reilable it is to say that a front end which has
the differential on the passenger side is not from Ford. My 77 F250
Highboy front diff is on the right side (passenger side). I may be wrong
but I thought that all F series trucks that were equipped with a
divoriced NP 205 (like mine) had the diff on the right side due to being
the only way the T-Case was availible from New Process. If you want I
can send pics.

Laters, Danny Ling

(pre 771/2) 77 F250 Highboy, 1969 429 TJ

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 08:17:41 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: pass side front diff

There are a lot of divorced truck owners....er....I mean F-250 owners with
divorced xfer cases who should respond to this. I find it interesting that
this issue has never come up in the several years I've been on this list.
Seems like someone would have mentioned it by now?

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> but I thought that all F series trucks that were equipped with a
> divoriced NP 205 (like mine) had the diff on the right side
> due to being
> the only way the T-Case was availible from New Process. If you want I
> can send pics.
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 08:43:04 -0500
From: "HARLEY A PUTNAM"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 429 to 360 swap

Hey Gary, I appreciate the hints on my motor swap, but I have the whole
truck to pull parts from for that swap. I would fix the 75, but it has a
cracked frame, and is not worth the effort. I will also be taking the power
disk brake setup off this truck and putting it on my 72. Saw the procedure
for doing this on the FTE web site, ain't this place great?? Also, when I
am done, I will advise the list, so that if anyone needs any of the
remaining parts, we can set something up.

Talk to you soon,
The Dirtyman

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 06:47:57 -0800 (PST)
From: Bill Ballinger
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Yellow Tailgate

>I once dated a guy who had an awesome orangey-yellow
>'78 D*dge and the
>tailgate was striped yellow and black like a road
>hazard sign or
>somethin. It
>was pretty cool lookin, very original LOL

>*~*~Lisa and Envy~*~*
>*~*~SIlly boys...truck are for GIRLS~*~
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They painted them up that way because they spend so
much time parked on the side of the road...:-)


__________________________________________________
Do You Yahoo!?
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 08:58:54 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........

Well I guess I'll throw my 2cents in here ...

I'm ... how old am I? eh, nearly 25 ... single, renting a house with a 2
stall attached garage :) If it wasn't for the owners MG in there it would
be even better, but I still get both my truck and my car in there ... and
have room to work on them :)

The things I love to do include anything associated with cars, hockey (help
coach the ISU women's team even), computers ... the usual geeky nerdy stuff
:)

I work at Iowa State University ... right in the middle of the state, but am
from the far west side of IL, so goin home's not a problem when I have
bigger jobs that require the grease pit dad's got in his garage :) I'm
computer support for the public computer labs and the staff of the
computation center ... so my 2 cohorts and I watch over nearly 1000
computers ... thankfully we have some great lab monitors to help us out.

Parents and I are pretty close so I can borrow any of Dad's 9 (or is it 10?)
cars when I need them ... he used to be a Chevy guy, but has recently seen
the light, now has mostly Fords, including a LOW mileage 70 Torino (I think
it turned over 2200 the other day) ... a 69 Cougar, a 69 Mustang (that my
mom bought new before she met him!), 50 Buick 4dr, 57 Olds S88 'vert, 70
Ranchero, 87 Tempo AWD, 89 F250HD 4x4 5.8L (FOR SALE!), 92 Buick LeSabre ...

A sister (Shorty at only 6'1" :) ... she's got a 91 F250 LD 4x4 and
actually is the one who got me associated with the women's hockey team, they
needed help and she asked if I would ... so now that she's graduated I'm
still here helpin the team out ...

As for my "stable" I've got the 73ish 1/2 ton 4x4 ... its a mutt and getting
worse every day! and a 96 Mustang GT with an identity crisis ... for info on
these check out my web page ...


I've met a few of you guys, and if you're going to be in the area feel free
to drop me a line!

Oh yeah names ... I actually will answer to wish, Bill is what most people
call me, William if you don't know me at all (but don't expect me to answer
right away :)..

the username wish might make more sense like this: WiSH (William S. Hart)
have WSH on my license plates on the truck and everyone thought they waid
wish, so when I got here I just used that.. and it distinguishes me from the
dozens of other Bill's on the list, I've never seen so many in one place
before! :)

And speaking of Bill's ... Ballinger writes :

> She thinks she's
> getting a Wrangler for when she starts to drive. I'm
> trying to find a rusty old '60 Ford staion wagon
> that's smokes real bad for her. Loving Daddy indeed!
>

Hey Bill ... remember the back seats on those wagons fold down ... I think
even my 6' 3" frame can stretch out in one of those too (never tried, but
guessing) ... hint hint ... nudge nudge ... wink wink ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 07:19:10 -0800
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working

Thanks for your message at 10:02 AM 11/20/99 -0600, Norm. Your message was:
>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

I, too, have used Bar's Leak with no heater clogging...I have plugged up a
'57 Ford heater with that metallic Silver Seal stuff. I used too much of
it, though...I ended up doing it right and getting the radiator rebuilt,
which I should have done in the first place...



Dennis Pearson in Kennewick, WA

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

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:17:51 -0500
From: Steve Schaefer
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: A LIL MO INFO.....

Well, i know I am behind on the times (digest mode, at work) but I will
throw my .02 cents worth in. My name is Steve Schaefer, I am 26 years
old. I live in Erie PA, the city by the lake. I am single. I am a mold
designer in a large plastics factory. I have been on the list for
almost 2 years (mostly lurking). I am a total Ford nut. I love my Ford
trucks and my Ford Thunderbirds. I currently own a 39 Ford Deluxe
Convertible (can we say swiss cheese, street rod project), a 76 F-350
Crew cab (waiting for the new motor and the 17' flatbed), a 77 F-250
Supercab (yellow/purple, sitting on 39" Mickey Thompsons), a 79 Pro
street Thunderbird (fuel injected 514, 95 thunderbird interior), an 89
Thunderbird Super coupe (donating its independent suspension and its
supercharged V-6 to the 39 Convertible), a 90 Thunderbird LX (currently
on the jig getting a 4 link rear suspension and a 408 small block w/ a
glide. Going for low 10's, high 9's), and a 92 Thunderbird Sport (V-8,
lowered, few mods, daily driver for the summers). I enjoy drag racing,
NASCAR, camping, car shows and spending time in the garage away from the
computer. I would be more than interested in a meeting around
Pittsburg, that is only about 100 miles away. Let me know when you
meet.
Steve S.
76 F-350 Crewcab (this thing is huge)
77 F-250 Supercab (yellow/purple)
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 08:51:58 -0600
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - radiator anodes

We ran the drop in sacrificial anodes in our late 60s cars. They worked (as
in they ate themselves up) but how would you know if they didn't work?
Keeping your coolant properly maintained is by far the best way to assure
long engine life from this aspect. If they make you feel good, by all means
use them. Just don't use them as an excuse to neglect your cooling system.
:-)

- -- John
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1979 F150 Custom LWB Regular Cab 351M C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 08:52:44 -0600
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - valve job only

I am about to tackle my son's Monte Carlo for the same reasons. The number
one plug fouls in about 400 miles and the engine is loosing coolant, not
oil, plus I believe the detergent oil would foul the plug much faster. He
let it get hot about 15 months ago. I believe (and hope) that the head
gasket has blown between the water jacket and the combustion chamber. His
engine has just over 100K miles on it. I put in a timing chain and cam at
about 85K. Anyway, unless I find damage when I pull the heads, I am just
going to do a valve job.

I apologize for discussing the work on a Chebbie, but it parallels the
question posed. Besides, my son will have to (get to?) drive my Ford pickup
or my wife's Lincoln (guess which) while his car is apart. Either way I get
to razz him about the FoMoCos bailing him out again.

- -- John
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 08:55:41 -0600
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - registration/taxes

I think we pay 6% sales/use tax any time you transfer a vehicle title. I
haven't transferred one in several years so I couldn't swear to the rate.
Registration costs about $55 per year. My 79 F150 pickup is slightly more
expensive to register than the cars because TX believes all trucks are
commercial vehicles. My county does not charge yearly personal property tax,
but neighboring counties do. We make up for it in sales tax, real property
tax, and lack of public services. My wife (SWMBO) and I have been driving
for about 30 years each. We started when we were 2 :-) (Laugh, it's a
joke.). Neither of us has ever had a citation of any type. It pays in any
state to keep your driving record clean. Plus, Allstate gives me a 20-30%
discount on my homeowner's policy for having a good driving record and
having my car insurance with them for 30 years. They have had my homeowner's
for about a year only.

- -- John
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 09:35:37 -0600
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........

Hmmm...well you know my name is John, an inherited family given name that
goes back to before the American Revolution. I am 45 soon to be 46 going on
85. I see things from a different perspective than most folks do. I am
usually the one who is out voted. I guess that is one reason I like old cars
and trucks. I have worked for this school district for 21 years. I was a
math teacher for 14 years, a computer teacher for 8 years (they overlap,
some years I taught both), and the Campus Technologist for 7 years. I manage
an installation of almost 300 Macintosh computers and about 10 Wintels. My
school district has about 9000 computers, 28000 students, 5000 employees, 4
high schools, 8 middle schools and about 38 elementary schools plus some
special campuses.

I have been married to the same woman for almost 24 years. We are still on
our honeymoon. She is from Scotland. We have one son who is almost 23, still
lives at home. There are 6 dogs and 2 cats that live with us. There are 2
poodles, 2 cocker spaniels, a golden retriever, and a lhaso apso, who bit me
Saturday night. (No worse than when you work on your truck was SWMBOs
response.) All but the poodles and one cat were rescued or were abandoned in
front of our house. Any thing that gets worked on gets hound help.

I have a bachelor's degree in amth and history from Mary Hardin Baylor in
Belton, TX. I attended Texas A&M for two semesters, majoring in mechanical
engineering. My dad was diagnosed with cancer during that time and I had to
return to closer to home. That's how I wound up at MHB. I am currently
working on an MBA fron Tarleton State University. When I am not working or
going to school, I work on Henry or I bowl. I won the TX state ametuer
championship in my division 2 summers ago.

Henry was purchased new by my uncle in Texas City near Houston. My mother
acquired him after her brother passed away. I acquired him from her in the
early 90s. He shows 76K original miles. I typically drive him about 5 miles
a day back and forth to work and out to school. I look for any excuse to go
across town.

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:31:53 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working

When I said "Bars leaks" I was picturing a grey or silver paper tube or
small paper can of metalic junk, did I get the name wrong? The one I'm
thinking of specifically is sort of black color and looks kind of like snuff
or worm feed or something......I know, Mince Meat Pie filling, that's it
:-)) I do recall the silver stuff too though.

Fact is, I haven't used it or even looked at it in so long my memory is
probably playing tricks on me :-)

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> I, too, have used Bar's Leak with no heater clogging...I have
> plugged up a
> '57 Ford heater with that metallic Silver Seal stuff. I used
> too much of
> it, though...I ended up doing it right and getting the
> radiator rebuilt,
> which I should have done in the first place...
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 09:47:19 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Rancheros, Falcon?

> Sure seems to me from the posts I've seen that some folks think
> the Ranchero started with the Falcon-based models in '60. The
> '57-'59 fullsize passenger car based Rancheros have long been
> among my dream vehicles.
>

The first car Dad claims to remember being new was a neighbors 57 Ranchero
... he used to walk by it nearly every day :)


> I understand Canadian L-M dealers sold Meteor Rancheros during
> these years as well, which IMO would be even cooler...
>

Hmmmm... never heard that but here's an interesting one :

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wish/Images/mercndeuce/show029.jpg

Mercero were the plates ... former funeral truck is our best bet ... a merc
wagon with the wagon part cut off and the ranchero rear window and such
fitted to it ... a beautiful car, definitely a factory job, probably not the
Ford factory though ...


Who knows, maybe it was one of those Canadian ones you are talkin about ?

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 08:29:04 -0800
From: "Southerland, Rich"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Max tire/rim size

Thanks for all the info. Rims turned out to be 8 1/2"! (Didn't look that
wide-had 235/75/15's on them before) 31's are on, look and work fine...

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From: Peters, Gary (G.R.) [mailto:gpeters3 visteon.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 1999 8:20 AM
To: '61-79-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Max tire/rim size


The "10.5" is actually the cross sectional width at the widest point of the
side wall and, as mentioned already, the rim should be roughly 2" narrower
or roughly the same width as the tread in most cases. 7" is a tad narrow
for that tire but it will suffice for a while in a pinch. Keep it inflated
to prevent the bead from failing and keep in mind that you will not get the
tire life out of them that way either.

The proper way, if you have the cash, is to size the rim to the tire so that
the bead sits squarely in the rim with no lateral forces trying to pull it
out of position and so the tread lays flat on the ground, naturally, at full
inflation (recommended for that application). This is the best for tire
life and is also the safest, both for blow out prevention and handling which
is why it is also the recommended way according the manufacturers. You can
call virtually any tire place and ask for recommendations and they can
advise you. In my experience they typically run in the range mentioned
above.

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> Anyone know the minimum rim width for a 31x10.50x15?
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:36:23 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Econoline taillights

> 15/16 is a darn big hole for that lens. I would start very small and work
> your way up to bigger bits. I've never drilled a lens before, but my
> impression is that they are very brittle plastic. Perhaps someone knows of
> a better way to make a hole (heated dowel? etc).
>

When I did the blue dots on my truck (74 style taillights), I drilled a
pilot hole that was okay sized, then used a wood "butterfly" bit to "drill"
the actual hole ... melt might've been a better term, but there was no worry
about cracking it, just let it melt its way through, it polishes the sides
nicely too if I remember right ...

Been about 5 years since I did this though, so my memory could be a bit
rusty ... I do know the butterfly bit worked well ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:37:38 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Econoline taillights

> Arent the econoline tailights the same as the F-series taillights??? They
> look pretty similar to me, but I could be wrong.
>

Ian,

He's talkin about the mini-econoline pickups, they were pretty neat little
Vans, sort of the predecessor to the mini-van ... had small round taillights
... the full size vans do indeed share the lights with the F-series though
up until a few years ago anyway ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:40:32 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Ford Rancheros

> since we are on the subject of rancheros, was wondering if
> anybody had any
> reccomendations about buying one...rust to look out for,
> etc...

Rust is always a bad thing on these unibodies ... check the bed floor, the
rockers and the floorboards as they are the most prone to rusting (an
structurally required in most cases) ...

> a '73, which is pretty cool, but it's been a bit modded up, which
> i'm not so
> sure is a good thing to buy used. also, around what price should i pay?

What mods? If they are things you are looking to do anyway who cares ...
I'm not sure you'll ever find a "stock" Ranchero out there any more ...
though I did see a 72+ in the pen of a local auto shop yesterday ... we
looked at lots of 70's when Dad wanted one, most had some mods done, and
those that didn't were pretty run down, so it seems to be a toss up to me
...

we ended up with a so. cal. car that has no rust, thin paint, and a hopped
up 302 ... runs good, always starts when we need it ... I just can't get
used to the column ignition that Ford went to in 70 on the cars and 'cheros
...


Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:44:20 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: 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.

Yikes ... I don't think they came with one stock, but I certainly wouldn't
zip tie it to the battery! .... probably depends on the state though ...
likely if you want to keep it, just mount it to the radiator support...

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 09:45:25 -0600
From: "John LaGrone"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........

Oh, I forgot....I like bluegrass, especially Lester and Earl or Bill Monroe.
See, I told you I was weird.

- -- John
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:05:21 -0600
From: "John LaGrone"
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.

Robert,

First, I don't think coolant recovery tanks were factory installed. Mine is
aftermarket. It is screwed to the radiator support on the driver's side.

Second, I got my door seals from JC Whitney. They ahve been on for almost
two years now and are holding up good. The glue did turn loose though and I
had one awful wind noise until I realized what it was. CJ had some seals
from JCW that disintegrated on him. Maybe they switched suppliers between
our purchases. Good luck.

- -- John
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:46:23 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working

> 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,

Dad and I have had good luck with this stuff (SilverSeal) ... we've actually
used it to patch holes in a heater core (the ones that were leaking even)
... unfortunately I think the core is rotting faster than we can dump stuff
into it and should probably replace it soon ...

It worked to seal up a nearly 6" seam that split when I forgot how cold it
was one night and froze the radiator :( worked long enough for me to get a
new radiator in there anyway ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:48:21 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - steering bind

> 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 ...)
>

Hmmm... check those mounts, the cab swaying is a bad sign, but the others
could be just deteriorated rubber in the mount, my cab sags to one side, so
they put a washer in to bring it back to level even after the mounts were
placed on it ... not sure why, just how it was ...

The big clue for me was when I was on gravel roads, I'd hit washboards and
feel the frame smack the bottom of my foot ... it was actually hitting the
floor board, but was still pretty disconcerting ...

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:54:32 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - swaybarS

> Most applications have them on the front only
> or front and rear so there must be a good reason for this?
>

Most of the weight is in the front ... if you keep the back from rolling and
allow the front to you can really twist up your chassis/unibody quick like
... loosens welds pretty fast too, but only if you're pushing things hard of
course :)


Also for handling things ... the front bar is more important because of the
weight and such ... if you put the rear bar on only, the front will roll,
but the rear's reluctance to will cause some interesting things to happen,
depending on power application and traction circumstances ...you will likely
have incredible under-steer (turn the wheel a lot to make a small turn) or
front end push under slicker conditions ... this is designed in from the
factor as people generally can deal with this better than the other
alternative ...

if you have too much rear bar and hit it too hard you can induce incredible
over steer in a corner, that is where you turn the wheel a little and
actually go a lot ... getting on the throttle will make this condition even
worse ... late model stang's have a problem with that, they go from
understeer going into the corner and then when you apply the gas (even
lightly) you go into a "snap" oversteer where the wheel is turned way too
far and you have to back off quickly ... part of the challenge in
autocrossing is controlling this and maintaining control ... lots of fun in
a controlled environment ... a pain in the butt if you push that hard
everyday ...

probably more than you wanted to know about suspensions but there it is, and
that's why I don't have the rear sway bar on my truck right now either ... I
love a vehicle that oversteers (much easier to drive on dry pavement, but a
pain on wet), but the truck is already understeer and will likely get worse
with the rear on and no front.

Just my $.02
wish

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:55:21 -0600
From: Larry Schmiedekamp
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Windshield installation trick

I've been reading the post about replaceing the windshield.
I haven't seen anyone talking about the rope method.

I replaced, removed and replaced the windshield in a 67 mustang my son and
I where restoring for him.

The procedure we used was letting the rubber gasket get warm for flexability.
When gasket is installed in car place a small rope in the window grove all
the way around the gasket. Leave a small section in one of the bottom
corner without the rope. Insert the corner of the windshield into this
section. Then slowly pull
the rope out along the bottom of the windsheild as you pull the rope out the
glass will slide into the grove.

Do this process around the side, top and other side and presto problem solved.

Just a suggestion..

Larry


P.S.
Wasn't this the city of brotherly love?


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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:56:16 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working

> When I said "Bars leaks" I was picturing a grey or silver paper tube or
> small paper can of metalic junk, did I get the name wrong? The one I'm
> thinking of specifically is sort of black color and looks kind of
> like snuff
> or worm feed or something......I know, Mince Meat Pie filling, that's it
> :-)) I do recall the silver stuff too though.
>

There's Bars Leak which is a gooey stuff in a yellow container usually, and
there's silver seal ... which is the powdered aluminum ... then there's
probably a ton of other "off brand" stuffs that mimic it, and they've all
probably gone through three or four styles/formulas in your lifetime ... I
knew what you meant :)

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 17:45:56 -0800
From: "Jerry Godsey"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Cruise Night in Bakersfield

I took my Econoline to Sonic Drive-In in Oildale (Bakersfield) Friday night.
What a kick! If you are within a couple hour's drive of bakersfield, it
would be worht it to come out for these cruise nights. Every kind of car
and truck imaginable. There was a beautiful 41 Ford pickup there Friday.
Not to mention a 50's era Merc with a blown flathead!
A 60 something Rambler wagon with tube frame and blower.
There was also a way cool 65 Ford Econoline with a custom built console and
Moon discs. Obviously, this truck was owned by somebody special!
If you want to come up, take Highway 99 to the Olive Drive exit, then head
west. Sonic is on the right. People start arriving about 6 and it breaks
up about ten or eleven.
Blessings,
Jerry Godsey

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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 17:49:38 -0800
From: "Jerry Godsey"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........

Alright, my turn.
I am forty years old, married for eighteen years to my lovely wife, Lanette.
I have two sons; Isaac: 16 years old, junior at Delano High School, plays
quick tackle for the varsity football team; Christopher :(Critter) 13 years
old, an eighth grader at my church's Christian school. He will play second
base or catcher for my Babe Ruth team this spring.
I am Senior Pastor of Delano First Assembly of God. I have been in the
ministry for twenty years, my grandfather and uncle are also A/G pastors.
By the way, you don't have to call me Pastor, Reverend, or Brother (I'm not
real hung up on titles), my momma named me Jerry. That's what most of the
people in my church call me!
I currently own all Fords: my 65 Ford Econoline with the stock 170 c.i. six
(maybe soon to be a 289 or 302), a 95 Aerostar that my wife drives, and a 88
F-150 that I have passed down to Isaac.
I have owned many Fords over the years, a 74 Pinto, 73 Pinto wagon, 67
Lincoln Continental, and most recently, a 70 Mercury Cougar. I was the
second registered owner, it had 56k original miles, ran like a top. I
traded it straight across for the Econoline! Everybody says I'm crazy, but
that wasn't news to me!
I am looking forward to being an even bigger part of this list.

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 12:14:04 EST
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - FE Shorties

Hey Schu,

Sanderson only has one set of headers for the FE....."FF 427" I think. Be
sure to get them jet coated.....it costs a little more, but its worth it.

There's a few little mods you'll have to make, but these units are so clean,
especially after dealing with full-length headers and all those leaks for so
long.

Also, you'll want to use studs in cylinder head.....

Any questions, fire away!

CJ
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:58:00 -0600
From: Larry Schmiedekamp
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: 9"

Danny

I belive you can Id a 9" by not being able to remove all the bolt with a
socket. There is one at the bottom that can only be removed with a open end
wrench..

Larry

At 08:19 AM 11/20/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Be carefull when searching wrecking yards. The Ford has another rear
>axle that looks almost identicle to the 9" (I think it's the 8.8") It
>too has a removable third member (center section) just like the 9" I
>read in one of my Four Wheeler mags on how to distinguish them apart
>visualy but I need to look for the issue in my stack to find it again.
>
>Laters, Danny Ling
>
>(pre 77 1/2) 77 F250 Highboy 4X4, 1969 429 Thunder Jet
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 11:30:21 -0600
From: Kirk Baillie
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: pass side front diff

I have a 74 F250 with a divorced NP205 and my diff is on the drivers
side! So it cant be the only way they come.
>
> > but I thought that all F series trucks that were equipped with a
> > divoriced NP 205 (like mine) had the diff on the right side
> > due to being
> > the only way the T-Case was availible from New Process.
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 11:50:32 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Rancheros, Falcon?

Looks like a 58 something or other....? Wonder what a 78 lincoln would look
like made into a Ranchero....:-) Be a good place to practice my metal
working skills :-)

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78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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> > I understand Canadian L-M dealers sold Meteor Rancheros during
> > these years as well, which IMO would be even cooler...
> >
>
> Hmmmm... never heard that but here's an interesting one :
>
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 11:39:30 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Rancheros, Falcon?

> Looks like a 58 something or other....?

Merc. wagon ... I thought I posted that below the link ... anyway it looked
like a merc wagon with the rear chopped off and a ranchero rear panel put in
behind the seat ... excellent job though, looked factory so we were just
guessing at the procedure ... rumor was a flower car for a funeral home ...
but no one knew for sure ..

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 09:41:34 -0800
From: "Southerland, Rich"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Rancheros, Falcon?

Always the possibility that it (the Mercero) was a funeral "flower" car...

- -----Original Message-----
From: Peters, Gary (G.R.) [mailto:gpeters3 visteon.com]
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 8:51 AM
To: '61-79-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Rancheros, Falcon?


Looks like a 58 something or other....? Wonder what a 78 lincoln would look
like made into a Ranchero....:-) Be a good place to practice my metal
working skills :-)

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78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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- --

> > I understand Canadian L-M dealers sold Meteor Rancheros during
> > these years as well, which IMO would be even cooler...
> >
>
> Hmmmm... never heard that but here's an interesting one :
>
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:40:35 PST
From: "James Stepke"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Selling My truck!!

Anyone interested in my truck!! 1979 F150 Pace Truck
Thanks
Everyone


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: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:49:57 -0800
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working

Thanks for your message at 10:31 AM 11/22/99 -0500, Peters, Gary (G.R.).
Your message was:
>When I said "Bars leaks" I was picturing a grey or silver paper tube or
>small paper can of metalic junk, did I get the name wrong? The one I'm
>thinking of specifically is sort of black color and looks kind of like snuff
>or worm feed or something......I know, Mince Meat Pie filling, that's it
>:-)) I do recall the silver stuff too though.
>
>Fact is, I haven't used it or even looked at it in so long my memory is
>probably playing tricks on me :-)

Bars Leak is like very runny mince meat. The silver paper tube stuff is
what plugged my heater (I think the Brand name was Silver Seal or
something...). I've had good luck with Bars Leak. According to an ad I
read, a lot of new car manufacturers are putting Bars Leak in right off the
assembly line. Whether this is tru or not, I don't know...


Dennis Pearson in Kennewick, WA

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

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 13:58:23 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Heater not working

I'll bet you Bars Leak let that slip to the media, just by accident :-) I
find that one hard to swollow myself :-) I dearly love mince meat but not
in my radiator thanks :-)

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- --

> read, a lot of new car manufacturers are putting Bars Leak in
> right off the
> assembly line. Whether this is tru or not, I don't know...
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Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 14:12:54 -0500
From: Tony Marino
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: pass side front diff

Mine's a 76, My friends is a '72, both divorced 250's, and both on Drivers
side... I do find this issue incredibly interesting! I had never seen one
under the passenger side until that '72 url I sent!

Tony Marino
tony greenman-systems.com


At 06:46 AM 11/22/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I'm not too sure how reilable it is to say that a front end which has
>the differential on the passenger side is not from Ford. My 77 F250
>Highboy front diff is on the right side (passenger side). I may be wrong
>but I thought that all F series trucks that were equipped with a
>divoriced NP 205 (like mine) had the diff on the right side due to being
>the only way the T-Case was availible from New Process. If you want I
>can send pics.
>
>Laters, Danny Ling
>
>(pre 771/2) 77 F250 Highboy, 1969 429 TJ
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 13:29:01 -0600
From: David.R.John deluxe.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........

David John (the 4spd to auto question guy) , born and raised in central
MN., moved to Wis. for 3 years, and now I am back in the Twin Cities (MN)
again as of May of 99. I have been on the list for 2+ years and I work as
a statistician in the direct marketing world. I am 29 with a wonderful
wife who is not quite as understanding of my love of old trucks since all
the time I put in my 4Spd to C6 auto swap. We have 2 great kids, Jake 4
who will argue with anyone that Fords are the best and Jasmine who is 1 and
just learning to say Ford. My first vehicle was a 74 F100 Supercab with a
very tired and noisy 360 that my dad and I rebuilt. I have only owned
Fords ever since!!!!!!!!! My current vehicle (for what this list covers)
is the 78 F250 4x4 supercab with a 460 and AUTO :=). I am looking to add a
78-79 4x4, crewcab and regular cab to my list but it will take a while as I
owe my wife big in the area of furniture etc. to equal out my spending on
my truck..................

David John

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 12:11:50 -0800
From: sparky mail.island.net
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: A LIL MO' INFO

I am just catching up on the list, besides being on digest-mode I have
also been away for the last few days. This is a neat idea so here is my story.
- - 39 years old, and have been for a few years :)
- - married, and have been forever it seems :)
- - we worked hard to make our house child-proof, and none have gotten in yet
:) My wife says we cant have kids because I wont share my toys with anyone,
I was allowed to have a dog though. He goes almost everywhere I go. He
loves the truck but he fills over 1/2 the seat.
- - live on Vancouver Island, in the province of British Columbia, Canada. I
was born and raised in a small town in Nova Scotia. Which is on the
opposite side of the country. It wasnt the middle of nowhere, but you could
see nowhere from the front step :)
- - I never drink beer, unless I am alone or with somebody :)
- - I play mostly team sports, Hockey of course is my favorite, followed
closely by any form of softball or baseball.
- - pay way too much for taxes and truck insurance, but no one will help me
with the military coupe I am planning in my spare time :) LOL
- - presently in the Canadian Armed Forces, yes we do have a military for the
next few years anyway :)
- - employed as an aviation technician for the past 3 years, was an aircraft
electrician for 17 years prior. Then a general decided he could reduce the
military by "waving a magic wand" and making an aviation technician out of
everyone. It worked excellant, now instead of engine, airframe, weapons,
safety-systems and electricians there is one "see-all-know-all person" and
of course 4 less people. But I digress.
- - I have been known to be able to fix anything, whether it is fixed the
easiest and/or the correct way is debateable. All I know is if it is broken
I can usually come up with a way to get it working again. Probably why I
owned Chebby's for all those years :)
- - I love redesigning electrical circuits the way I think they should have
been done in the first place.
- - couldnt care less if anyone uses terms like amperage or wattage or
voltage, just as long as I understand what they mean :0
- - have determined, through years of experimentation, that if the smoke
leaks out of an electrical component (and you cant get it all back in) that
component usually needs to be replaced. I think this is why I got my
nickname. LOL
- - Although I have had many, many vehicles in my life so far this is my
first Ford truck. One of the main reasons I searched out and use this
website and mailing list.
- - I like others am mostly a listlurker, occassionally I throw out my 2
cents, but usually the questions are answered in the same digest list I
get. And I dont really see the sense in giving the same answer again.
Think that is enough about me, oh one more thing I have been told I have a
devious,sarcastic and dry sense of humor. But dont believe it :)

Sparky
73'ish F250
4x4 3?0 FE

and my new project 78 Pinto Squire Wagon
V6 2.8L C4 tranny (will a 302 bolt to this?)

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 12:28:56 -0800
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Speaking of Unibodies...



This seems like a good buy...but I'm too far away...

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=202672102
Dennis Pearson in Kennewick, WA

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

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.att.net/~dlpearson/levi.htm
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 14:31:09 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: A LIL MO' INFO

> - have determined, through years of experimentation, that if the smoke
> leaks out of an electrical component (and you cant get it all
> back in) that
> component usually needs to be replaced. I think this is why I got my
> nickname. LOL
>

Our EE dept. here calls that "letting the magic smoke out" ...

:)

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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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 13:40:46 -0700
From: "Danger"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO.........

Hi, my name is Michael White but most of you may know me by my screen
name "Danger". I've spent most of my 34 years in SLC, Utah & haven't been
married. Aircraft upholstery is my main bread & butter, but I often find
myself working on various side jobs for extra money. Although I've recently
mechanically restored two 69 F250's and built a 390 4 bbl for each (& drum
to power disc conversion), I'd really like to do a frame up on a fully
loaded mid or late 70's F250 or F350 4x4 with a personally rebuilt 460.
Driving an older Ford truck rather than a new one allows me to enjoy my
hobbies. The savings allowed me to buy a pair of Honda XR 250R's (94 & 95
offroad only) which have skid plates, disc guards, and supertraps combined
with full body armor for two riders including several boot sizes. My
favorite hobby is playing Myth II: Soulblighter (real time strategy war
game) and editing my web site at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.csolutions.net/myth/ called the
"Training Hall". If you're ever logged onto Bungie.net playing Soulblighter,
then you may find me hosting a game titled "Loser Picks Next FFA" in one of
the ranked rooms, or you can search for my login which is "netwar".


Danger
danger csolutions.net


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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 12:46:10 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: A LIL MO' INFO

ALL electrical devices run on smoke...it's a little known fact...when you
let the smoke out they quit working...think about it...

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


- ----- Original Message -----
From: William S. Hart
To:
Sent: Monday, November 22, 1999 12:31 PM
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: A LIL MO' INFO


> > - have determined, through years of experimentation, that if the smoke
> > leaks out of an electrical component (and you cant get it all
> > back in) that
> > component usually needs to be replaced. I think this is why I got my
> > nickname. LOL
> >
>
> Our EE dept. here calls that "letting the magic smoke out" ...



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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 15:31:50 -0600
From: JOHN E DOLSON
Subject: FTE 61-79 - A LIL MO' INFO

Hello, I guess it's time to tell you all about me. My name is John Dolson
, I'm 18 years old, and live in Jefferson City, MO. I'm in my senior year
of highschool, though I only go tthree hours a day. I also work nights (
4pm-12am) for a Navistar-International Dealership, as a mechanic. I drive
a 1976 F150 Ranger XLT 2wd, It's powered by a 390FE that I recently
converted from a 360. It has an automatic tranny, and 4:11 gears in the
rear. the rear suspension is lifted 2 inches, and uses 31x10.50x15 tires,
the front has stock size tires. I've also recently added a a rust-free
bed (woo-hoo). This Summer I will start 9 months of school at Wyoming
Technical Institute,in Laramie Wyoming, where I will be taking classes in
Diesel Mechanics and Streetrod Building. MY swmbo is a 4 foot 11inch,
blonde haired, green eyed girl, who thinks my truck is the coolest thing
she's ever rode in.

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 13:24:59 -0800
From: "Kory A. Kneeland"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - '71 3.03 tranny and linkage

Hello Everyone,

I've got a 71 Bronco with a 3.03 tranny and of course 3 on the tree. Lately
I've noticed that it's been hard to shift. It doesn't want to go into 1st
at a stop sometimes. Also when I'm almost at a stop and trying to shift
down into 1st it kind of feels like it's coming up against the gear but it
won't drop in. I can feel a pulse like in the shift lever like I'm rolling
over the splines when this happens. Sometimes, more often than not, I'll go
to shift into 2nd and if I don't hold the shifter in position for a second
the tranny will totally kick itself out of gear. No, this isn't the typical
3 on the tree drop out of gear either. This sucker shoots the dog gone
thing out of gear! But wait, there's more...if I don't double clutch
shifting up into 3rd it grinds every time.

So what in the world is this all? My clutch? My egged out linkage? Or my
3.03? Let me know what you all think.


Thanks again all,

Deputy
kakneeland home.com
'71 EB w/302

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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 15:35:00 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - '71 3.03 tranny and linkage

> So what in the world is this all? My clutch? My egged out
> linkage? Or my
> 3.03? Let me know what you all think.
>

Maybe parts of all of it ... likely syncro's in the tranny though ... the
low gear points to syncro or clutch ... popping out of gear points to shift....


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