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61-79-list-digest Monday, November 29 1999 Volume 03 : Number 439



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

FTE 61-79 - Re: headers
FTE 61-79 - Re: 352's
FTE 61-79 - Recast iron stanchions
Re: FTE 61-79 - Recast iron stanchions
FTE 61-79 - Pigeon Forge
Re: FTE 61-79 - Radiator in a 400
FTE 61-79 - Best Compressor
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: GT 500 FE Heads and Headers
FTE 61-79 - Cleveland FE swap
FTE 61-79 - Blower motor ?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Blower motor ?
FTE 61-79 - Best Compressor
Re: FTE 61-79 - Cleveland FE swap
FTE 61-79 - OT: Snap-On Gearhead Garage
FTE 61-79 - It's Alive
FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Web site updates
RE: FTE 61-79 - Blower motor ?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Blower motor ?
FTE 61-79 - Re: NP540

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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 08:23:21 EST
From: NUTCH11 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: headers

hi

what are you putting them .in

nutch
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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 08:35:52 EST
From: NUTCH11 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: 352's

hi
352's had to have rather small valves because of the piston size. fors had a
hipo 352 in 1960. it was the beginning of hi perfprmance of the FE. very few
were sold so how they ran is open to debate as far as i know.
i would think if you put as much money into a 352 FE as some guysput into
they're 351 W it would run fairly well.
however when 390 blocks are still plentiful why wouldnt you build that??

nutch
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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 08:43:28 EST
From: NUTCH11 aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Recast iron stanchions

ted

i saw some at the columbus swap meet used about $ 25 apiece.

nutch
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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 11:01:00 -0500
From: "Ted and Sarah Freeman"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Recast iron stanchions

Nutch,

You didn't happen to get his name and number did you?

- -Ted

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Date: Sunday, November 28, 1999 8:44 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Recast iron stanchions


>ted
>
>i saw some at the columbus swap meet used about $ 25 apiece.
>
>nutch
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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 11:45:57 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Pigeon Forge

Someone asked about the show. I was mistaken, it was not answered
here, it was answered on the pre61 list.

Check out
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pigeon-forge.tn.us/events.html

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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 09:20:54 PST
From: "Don Jones"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Radiator in a 400

>>Speaking of cool tools and the giving season, anybody have a favorite
brand/model air compressor? Was considering Craftsman, either 20 or 25
gallon.

My Father has a 25 gal craftsman (made by devilbiss)oil-less compressor
and has had a quite a bit of trouble with it considering the amount of use
it gets.

It spins at quite a high rpm and i think that has caused the problems he has
had (broken con-rod that destroyed the fan and a few other parts)
I have an 8 year old 1 hp craftsman that is pretty close to the same design
and has been very relaible, probably because it turns at a much slower
speed. I have used it for some pretty large painting jobs and it has never
failed, but it is too small to run anything for very long.


Don Jones
1970 f-250 ~Fordzilla~

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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 12:49:05 -0500
From: "Gary L. Perry"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Best Compressor

To Jeff: 20 gallon comp. is barely big enough! Won't run air sanders,
or some ipacts w/out running all the time and slowing you down
waiting for it to catch-up. I would get an upright 60-80 gallon
tank w/5or6 hp motor minimum. NO oiless, they are short lived,
and very noisy! Twin cylinder belt-drive with Cast-Iron cylinders
is best if you use alot. Campbell Hosfeld(?) is the best as long
as you DON'T get oilless direct drive type. Sanborn used to be
OK, aluminun cylinders though, but now are called Coleman brand.
Sears units are C-H brand sold under craftsman name, but they
dropped most of the "Good" big models. Try a TSC (Tractor Supply)
store if you have them by you. Even some import tool dealers have
"reconditioned" units of these. Look new, don't know what problems
caused reconditioning. If you have the $$$ a 2-stage is better for
quick recovery when using air tools and higher pressures, too.
"G"
P.S. I'm not sure about your rad., but I wouldn't be afraid to
run what you have if it was mine!

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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 10:32:03 -0800 (PST)
From: canzus seanet.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: GT 500 FE Heads and Headers

At 07:01 AM 26:11:99 -0600, InkDezJim wrote:

>head's bolt pattern. I have GT heads and am doing both on mine, figuring
>that having 4 bolts per port instead of 2 can only help prevent infamous
>header warp. As far as headers go, if you want inexpensive, Either Hooker
>or Hedman (can't remember which, but I think Hedman) makes a truck header
>with the GT pattern that my local speed shop sells for 167.99. I have never
>found inexpensive shorties though.

Hey group

Jegs offers Dynomax, JetHot coated, lifetime warranty headers for
FE, 2wheel and 4wheel drives for $206 and $240 respectively....

Steve & the Rockette
68 F100, 390cid, FMX
63 F100, 292cid, 3speed
72 Capri 2000, hers
73 Capri 2600,tube frame going in.....
73 MGB GT, Our Toy
94 SHO, SWMBO's
97 Contour, Mine

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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 13:49:52 EST
From: JTLCON aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Cleveland FE swap

In a message dated 99-11-27 23:33:38 EST, you write:


>I am the proud owner of a ' 69-100 longbed fleetside currently powered by a
>360 FE 3 spd.on the column stock suspension.However not long ago I
purchased
>a' 71Torino GT therin lay a 351cleveland 4v.I have been seeking an engine
to
>repower with for over a year never finding a likely FE candidate.Now that I
>am in posession of the mentioned cleveland motor I am interested in using
it
>to repower my pick up especially after I saw the heads.The difficulty in
all
>of this is the cleveland was never offered as a power option in a ford
truck
>and I have pretty strong desire to make the swap with the C-6 that came
with
>it .HOW DO YOU DO IT the swap I mean ,what motor mounts are used does the
>motor (cleveland&C-6) line up with the existing radiator and is there a
>header set up compatible with the mentioned power combo etc..A million
>questions and nobody to provide the needed answers if anyone can help with
my
>dilemna I would sure appreciate hearing from any individual who has done
this
>swap before.Thanx in advance
>>
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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 15:06:39 -0500
From: "Matthew Schwartz"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Blower motor ?

I have a F250 76 Supercab with an large black plastic housing that contains
air /heater core / blower motor in the engine compartment. While I was able
to get the heater core out from the cab, the blower motor is a different
animal. Viewed from the inside of the cab, the blower motor is in a small
compartment which has an opening into the cab that is smaller then the motor
, even if you open the trap door all the way...I don't think you could
remove the blower motor. Yet the Ford decal on the housing in the engine
compartment states that all maintenance must done from the cab.

Has anyone replaced a blower motor in a unit like this?

Any help would be appreciated since winter is coming!!!

Matt

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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 13:29:03 -0700
From: William A Whited
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Blower motor ?

You have to remove the unit under the hood. It is
really alot of "fun". Mine is still off. I had to
remove the hood to get to it almost all the bolts are
inside, except one that is accessible from the wheel
well. I'm still waiting to figure out how to mount the
new blower motor, it's not quite the same as the
original but the closest of the 3 the parts store had.

- --
William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
77 F150 CUSTOM 460
EL Paso, TX
SEMPER FI


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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 16:54:16 EST
From: TBeeee aol.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Best Compressor

Aside from comparison of the brand names or physical mechanics of compressors
you need to consider CFM's. Just looking at gallons or horsepower is
inadequate. You must consider what tasks you expect to perform with a
compressor and the types of air tools you wish to run. Air tools come with a
cfm rating.

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: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 16:13:08 -0800
From: Mike Pacheco
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Cleveland FE swap

I put a Cleveland in my 72', it had a 302 so it was a perfect match up
down to the motor mounts...
Mike in Burien
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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 17:39:58 -0800
From: "Jerry Godsey"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - OT: Snap-On Gearhead Garage

I just bought a cool piece of software called "Snap-on's Gearhead garage."
Whoever wrote the software must be Ford fans because the majority of the
vehicles are Fomoco. There is a 70's Econoline van, 68 Mustang, F-150,
F-350, 67 T-Bird, and a Torino.
The game is pretty fun. You buy wrecked cars and fix them up to sell them.
You also fix cars for other people and earn money for your own cars that
way.
I bought the game at Fry's for $9.95
If you want to check it out, go to their webpage: www.gearhedgarage.com
Blessings,
Jerry Godsey

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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 20:52:01 -0500
From: "Redden"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - It's Alive

Stu:

Now that you're FE's alive, you gotta put more on your web site
about it. Been enjoying the pics so far. What about a VIDEO??

Congrats,

Mike in PA

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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 20:41:35 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - ADMIN: Web site updates

The following tech articles have been added:
- - Engine Rebuild Advice, by Ken Haley
- - Installing a Detroit Locker, by Bob Kennedy
- - Installing A Dick Cepek Series II 6" lift kit, By Bob Kennedy
- - Installing A 1978 F150 Straight Axle On A 1995 F150, By Daren Woods

The following have been added to the pictorial:
1989 F350
1989 F250
1984 F150 XLT
1978 F150 4x4 Custom
1978 F150
1978 F150
1972 F250 Camper Special

Added to the links:
Software by Jimbo - Free Automotive Software

Later,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 18:45:59 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Blower motor ?

Yes, I have done it. Mine is a 76 and the procedure that I posted on the
FTE site is from the factory manual. Use it to get to the blower motor. If
you have any other questions go ahead and ask. When I did it I did get the
motor out through the cab like the AC evaporator and heater core.

Tom H.

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From: Matthew Schwartz [mailto:mschwartz fast.net]
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 1999 3:07 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Blower motor ?


I have a F250 76 Supercab with an large black plastic housing that contains
air /heater core / blower motor in the engine compartment. While I was able
to get the heater core out from the cab, the blower motor is a different
animal. Viewed from the inside of the cab, the blower motor is in a small
compartment which has an opening into the cab that is smaller then the motor
, even if you open the trap door all the way...I don't think you could
remove the blower motor. Yet the Ford decal on the housing in the engine
compartment states that all maintenance must done from the cab.

Has anyone replaced a blower motor in a unit like this?

Any help would be appreciated since winter is coming!!!

Matt

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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 18:56:08 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Blower motor ?

Should be able to do it from inside the cab. I did. I just checked on the
tech articles page and my article does not mention the blower motor in the
title but the motor replacement is in the procedure. It is titled
Heater Core Removal And Installation for 1973-1979 F series trucks
at
http://www.ford-trucks.com/articles/heater.html

It mentions that the heater air control door must be removed and this door
is held in by spring clips not screws. Give it a try. Either way it sounds
like a rectal tonsilectomy (SP?) but I think doing it from the cab is the
best way.

Tom H.

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From: William A Whited [mailto:f10074 ford-trucks.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 1999 3:29 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Blower motor ?


You have to remove the unit under the hood. It is
really alot of "fun". Mine is still off. I had to
remove the hood to get to it almost all the bolts are
inside, except one that is accessible from the wheel
well. I'm still waiting to figure out how to mount the
new blower motor, it's not quite the same as the
original but the closest of the 3 the parts store had.

- --
William A Whited
74 F100 RANGER SUPERCAB 390
77 F150 CUSTOM 460
EL Paso, TX
SEMPER FI


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Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 21:25:32 -0600
From: Brett L Habben
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Re: NP540

Gerry,
Being a fan of noisy, finicky, stinky, bulletproof (you know, REAL
transmissions), you got my curiosity up on NP540 and I found this on the
web. Is yours an overdrive? Check this out:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cqc.com/~assembler/forum/messages/570.html
Is yours the D*dge version or some other bolt pattern?
Jus' wonderin'
Brett
Super75cab
> Being a person who loves to "thinker" with mecanical things, about
>2 years ago, I stumbled on an old 5-speed transmission in a neighbor's
>garage, noticing with great interest it's PTO! After some
>bargaining, finally got it for $7.00 canadian money! :) I was intending
>to use it in place of the 3-speed in my late-father's homemade
>tractor. But upon opening it, and counting the gears-ratios, It was
>obvious for me that this would be the PERFECT (?) truck transmission!
>After much searching with the local big-trucks dealers, I finally....


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