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61-79-list-digest Tuesday, December 21 1999 Volume 03 : Number 468



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In this issue:

RE: FTE 61-79 - cool EB project, and a sad ending
RE: FTE 61-79 - Gas and P.cleaner
RE: FTE 61-79 - One more time
Re: FTE 61-79 - 78 250 van parts for 460 swap
FTE 61-79 - Valve body
FTE 61-79 - Porting 460 heads?
RE: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?
RE: FTE 61-79 - Valve body, Brain F*r*s...
RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Poppong carb
RE: FTE 61-79 - weird sights
RE: FTE 61-79 - ENVY'S FIRST "OWWIE"
RE: FTE 61-79 - Choke heater tube
RE: FTE 61-79 - Toys and stuff....
RE: FTE 61-79 - Choke heater tube
Re: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?
FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter
RE: FTE 61-79 - Porting 460 heads?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Ox runs rings around John
RE: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter and Parts
RE: FTE 61-79 - Sick C-6
Re: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter
RE: FTE 61-79 - Choke heater tube
RE: FTE 61-79 - Toys and stuff....
Re: FTE 61-79 - ENVY'S FIRST "OWWIE"
RE: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter
Re: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter
FTE 61-79 - FOR SALE
Re: FTE 61-79 - FOR SALE
Re: FTE 61-79 - PROBLEM: Leaking thermostat housing grrr
Re: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter
FTE 61-79 - Bumpers
FTE 61-79 - 1962 4X4
Re: FTE 61-79 - Porting 460 heads?
Re: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Toys and stuff....
Re: FTE 61-79 - Sick C-6
FTE 61-79 - Annual AFTE/FTE charity event
Re: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter and Parts
Re: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter
Re: FTE 61-79 - 73-79 Bed Found!!!
Re: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?
Re: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Porting 460 heads?
Re: FTE 61-79 - ENVY'S FIRST "OWWIE"

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 07:38:55 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - cool EB project, and a sad ending

I nearly ran over my wife's $7000 electric wheel chair which I knew was
there even....just forgot....fortunately I alway back up slowly now and felt
the resistance in time to prevent damage...:-) It was plugged into the most
convenient outlet right behind the bronco and next to the garage door.

Interestingly enough, she went shopping last night with her cousin in a
special, very expensive, handicap van and managed to break off the tilt
lever somehow :-) I didn't even scratch it :-)

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> was back at the place, I went to back my Bronco out of the
> garage and backed
> right into my brother's little girlie rice burner. I was only rolling
> backwards, not even in the throttle in the least, I even forgot I was
> rolling, and then wammo....I crunched it! I guess that
> deductible money
> won't get used on my new clutch after all. Bummer-salad.
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 07:47:34 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Gas and P.cleaner

I'm going to call them this morning for advice on this. I have two 100 gal
tanks.

I did some calling last night and the best price/volume I could find was
locally at TSC....5 gal for $40. Harbor freight had it for 7.99/gal and
local auto parts had it for 9.99/gal. When you guys consider the "discount"
prices offered at places like this don't forget that a gallon can will cost
you about $7 to ship.....each.....bummer :-(

You should always wear rubber gloves when using this stuff. It is very
caustic and will pull every bit of the oil out of your skin and deeply too.
I used to work with tolulene and there is no solvent I know of that is more
dangerous to your skin. No amount of grease or lotion would protect me and
I had to wear gloves religiously or suffer for it. Most of these solvents
are more chemically active than even gasoline so beware...They may not light
but they will burn....your skin :-(

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> Gas heaters are fast, yet require lots of gas for bigger
> ones. They will
> freeze-up small tanks and quit running. I use a 65 gal. tank with my
> open-flame portable. It still freezes, but don't stop. I'ld

> On the Mineral Spirits: My unit uses 20 gallons of this stuff, and you
> can just buy gallons in Hdwe. store for $2.oo or less.One Warning:
> My hands now have a rash which I think was from using this solvent
> and now can't seem to get rid of it. Been to Doc's and such.
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 08:18:40 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - One more time

The steering box will only handle so much adjustment to the sector but there
is another culprit, the input shaft bearing which had the big castleated
sheet metal nut on the front of the steering box (or rear where the shaft
goes in). If this "axial preload" adjustment gets loose you will have axial
play which has the same effect as a loose sector.

If wander is the real problem then check the king pins for binding. You
should be able to disconnect the tie rods and move each of the wheels from
lock to lock with one finger, if not your wander is most likely due to this.
You can't tell with everything hooked up due to the mechanical advantage of
the box but you will know the instant you try to move it with rod
disconnected.

The proportioning valve "Proportions" the pressure between the front and
rear axles. Even on drum brakes the rear will lock up first if pressure is
applied equally to both so the front must get the lion's share of the
pressure or you will not get full braking power. In a disk brake setup it
also contains a "Residual" valve which maintains a measured amount of
pressure on the caliper pistons at all times to keep them close to the
rotors. If this valve fails you will have to pump the brakes madly to get
it to stop.

Chatter is usually due to contamination on the shoes or drums or a loose
suspension component or seriously bad bearings. I suppose a cracked drum or
seriously warped drum could cause it as well, not sure but typically drum
brakes won't chatter due to uneven wear like disks will but a little grease
on the shoes will do it. Improperly installed or damaged brake hardware
could do it too.

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> questions about
> the 'metering' valve or the 'proportionalizer'- the "pressure
> differential valve". I was under the impression that all this valve
>
> I'm on my second sterring box, and it's getting pretty loose (ALOT
> of play). Definitely an E ticket in a crosswind. The tie
> rod ends are
> still tight. I've been tightening the sector shaft adjuster screw on
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 10:33:08 -0500
From: frenz.6 osu.edu (Dale Frenz)
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 78 250 van parts for 460 swap

Aaaaah yes... I remember those days of pulling van parts in the
junkyard. As a matter of fact, some of you might remember my whining about
almost dying of heat stroke in the middle of June. God I guess Im just a
big buzzkill. There's nothing more exciting than laying in mud, trying to
jack up a 460 in the dog house with a bumper jack, hoping the whole damn
thing doesnt collapse on you before you can get the oil pan out. But hey, I
guess $15 for the pan, pick-up, main cap bolt, and alt. bracket isnt too
bad. I believe that makes for about 1/10th of what Ford Motorsport charges
for the same set up. Aaaahh... the joy of repowering.

- -Dale
'79 Ruby
'00 Powerstroke


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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 10:47:44 -0500
From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Valve body

Gary writes: >>but the one thing it did not cover was the check ball
locations in the control valve module (forgot what we call the dang
thing....old age again :-))

Valve body, maybe. (And I've got you by several years)

Azie
Ardmore, Al.

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 11:11:33 -0500
From: frenz.6 osu.edu (Dale Frenz)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Porting 460 heads?

My base motor is a about a '77. I sitting here thinking about gasket
matching the exhaust ports on the heads. Is this really going to turn out
to be worth my time and effort or is it going to be a complete zero ROI
(thats Return On Invest for you non-financial types). It's basically going
to be a daily driver with some grunt. Im not looking to move massive
amounts of air at 6500 RPMS or anything.

- -Dale


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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 11:04:02 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?

Ok, I went to their web site and here's a list of trannys....what the heck
are they????


A4LD
ATX
AXOD
AXODE/AX4S
CD4E
AX4N
4R44E/4R55E
4F20E
5R55E

I left out the ones I recognized :-) All the manuals are $18 for non
members which is a really good deal when you figure all the added upgrade,
fixit info in there. I'm ordering some today, someone tell me what I have
in my 94 bird with 3.8l engine??? so I can order the stupid thing? :-)

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78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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> Hey, I found a phone number for you... 800-245-7722.
> This is the number to ATSG, where you will be able to get
> any book for
> foreign or domestic trannys!!
>
> Brad
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 11:06:55 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Valve body, Brain F*r*s...

You'd have died laughing at us last night Az :-) I couldn't remember a
thing about anything....brain must have been eating beans when I wasn't
looking....:-)

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78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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> Gary writes: >>but the one thing it did not cover was the check ball
> locations in the control valve module (forgot what we call the dang
> thing....old age again :-))
>
> Valve body, maybe. (And I've got you by several years)
>
> Azie
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 10:07:00 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Re: Poppong carb

> He has
> dropped the tank, and cleaned it, but to na avail, once that
> flaky rust gets
> in a tank, might as well just replace it!
>

We had a tank cleaned at a radiator shop, then bought some stuff from
Hemmings that coats the inside of the tank, you put this stuff in there and
slosh it around really good, then pour the excess out ... its a sealer of
some sort, worked great, even fixed a couple hairline leaks ...

Maybe I can dig the name up when I go home this weekend, or ask Dad, its his
stuff maybe he remembers what its called ..

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 10:23:13 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - weird sights

All you guys talkin of losing wheels reminds me of when the rim blew off of
the school bus I was riding in ... heck of a boom and swerved across a
couple lanes of traffic and back ... (front right wheel)... fortunately we
had a wheel still so it did roll, but we watched the tire pop out the back
of the bus, then speed into the ditch, up the embankment and back down
through the ditch to land within a foot of the wheel it fell off of ...
pretty weird actually, looked like we had stopped the bus and the tire had
just fallen off, but in reality it just happened to land that way ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 10:26:56 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - ENVY'S FIRST "OWWIE"

> Hope you have one of those "Auto" (or should I say truck) sized
> band-aids to
> stick over Envy's boo boo.


Like this ?

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/1222/pic00032.jpg

:)

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 10:29:13 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Choke heater tube

> How hot do you suppose this gets?
>
Pretty warm, here's a thought, go to the local auto parts store and find the
HELP! section ... they should have a coil of the stuff laying there with a
couple fittings and a sleeve, if they don't have it they can probably order
it ... BTDT ...


Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 11:30:52 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Toys and stuff....

Talked to my gas guy today and he suggested 3/4" black pipe with industrial
dope, green or blue stuff. He said the unit I bough will probably be rated
in pounds (about 10) where the furnace I will install in a few years will
use about 11" of water an is measured in OZ which is the same as my water
heater is setup for.

What we're going to do is run 3/4" pipe from the regulator on the tanks up
the wall to the trusses and across to about where I envision the furnace
burner will be and make that a permanent installation. Then use hose to run
over to the side wall with a quick disconnect to hook to the heater. He
thinks the heater has it's own regulator on it so we may not need to
regulate the line. It will have a ball valve in it at the source for sure
though :-) Won't know till I get the unit and take a look, hopefully by
Wednesday :-)

Ordered a power flanger last night too but it says up to 14 ga??? Hope it's
adjustable :-) Certainly don't want a 14 ga offset in my panels :-(

Know of a distributor who will sell it by the barrel?

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78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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> For pipe use 3/4" because 1/2" is only good up to 80k btu,
> then decreases
>
> When done, code states to pressurize system for minimum of 20 min at
> 40psig, but I go for 1hr (can't compromise safety on their
> part due to
>
> Cheap mineral spirits = Castrol CL1248 not sure of price but
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 10:30:37 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Choke heater tube

> Right now I don't recall if that is an actual open line to the exhaust or
> just a hot air plenum heated by the exhaust??
>
Plenum on my FE ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 08:31:55 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?

OK I can help with a few of them from my dealership days:

A4LD: auto OD used on Aerostars and Rangers beginning in the early 80s.
Notorious for smoking high/reverse clutches

ATX: auto 3 spd FWD used in Tempos and Escorts beginning in mid 80s

AXOD: auto OD FWD used in Taurus

AXODE: auto OD FWD controlled by electronic processor integrated with ECM

Tha's all I recognize. Maybe someone else can fill in the rest and/or
correct me if I'm wrong.

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

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Peters, Gary (G.R.)
To:
Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 8:04 AM
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?


> Ok, I went to their web site and here's a list of trannys....what the heck
> are they????
>
>
> A4LD
> ATX
> AXOD
> AXODE/AX4S
> CD4E
> AX4N
> 4R44E/4R55E
> 4F20E
> 5R55E
>
> I left out the ones I recognized :-) All the manuals are $18 for non
> members which is a really good deal when you figure all the added upgrade,
> fixit info in there. I'm ordering some today, someone tell me what I have
> in my 94 bird with 3.8l engine??? so I can order the stupid thing? :-)



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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 09:45:43 -0700
From: "Michael White"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter

While adding more items to the list of things that need to be done to my
69 F250's (C6 & 4:10, T18 & 3:55 LS), I thought about spending a day at the
local salvage yard. I didn't have to think long before I realized that this
was not something I "wanted" to do. During the summertime it is difficult to
find the right parts because others have gotten there first. I'm working on
a theory that parts should be easier to find in the salvage yards during the
winter because the "casual shopper" will not be present due to weather
conditions. Is this a valid theory?

::: Dreams of finding dealer installed A/C, power steering with auto column,
FE 4bbl intake, and limited slip differentials :::


Danger
danger csolutions.net


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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 11:53:01 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Porting 460 heads?

Well......we just wore this out a few days ago but my view is this:

smooth the thermactor bumps in the ports but just enough to blend them in.
Anything you remove from those bumps will improve the flow so better stop
short rather than go whole hog. There are holes under there and it's
possible to break through if you get carried away. Very difficult to repair
once this happens. If you open up the ports to match the manifolds you will
find that the openings in the manifolds varies quite a bit and if you slap
headers on it one day you may have a situation where the ports are larger
than the openings in the headers which can't be opened up so you have a
"reversion" kind of thing happening then which is not cool.

My opinion is that you should clean up the bumps and "smooth" the rest of
the port a little and leave it at that. Remove any "serious" irregularities
but just enough to make neat lines along the edges of the ports and then
polish it up with some sanding drums etc.. Once you remove the metal you
can't put it back :-( The 460 manifolds flow pretty well for a stock setup
so I wouldn't get all carried away with this myself.

An important point to remember about doing anything to any port is that the
valves are in the bottom of the port so any material you remove from the
floor of the port tends to sharpen the turn the gases have to make to exit.
Smokey says......"you can't make power by lowering the ports" for this
reason, you want to take the material from the top of the port for best
results so in this case, the bumps are on the bottom so you remove just
enough to even out the cross section a little to reduce the turbulance they
cause.


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78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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> My base motor is a about a '77. I sitting here thinking about gasket
> matching the exhaust ports on the heads. Is this really going
> to turn out
> to be worth my time and effort or is it going to be a
> complete zero ROI
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 09:10:06 -0800
From: "Jerry Godsey"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Ox runs rings around John

I worked for a plaster once. The first time he told me to go find the hose
bib I must have looked like a moron. Instead of admitting I didn't know
what the heck a hose bib was, I wandered around looking for something that
might look like a hose bib! Not good. Eventually, he asked me why I hadn't
turned off the water, that was when I realized that hose bibs are spigots or
faucets.
Blessings,
Jerry Godsey
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From: John LaGrone
To: -FordTruckDigest
Sent: Friday, December 17, 1999 9:07 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Ox runs rings around John


> >>"Dead nuts" means right on (no variance), :-)
> >>Are you telling me my father made that one up?? No one else ever heard
> of this :-)
> OX
>
> Thanks, Ox. I've never heard that expression before. I am assuming the
> difference is our different cultural background and nothing else. The
first
> time someone wanted to know where the spigot was, I didn't know what they
> were looking for. I'd always heard it called a faucet.
>
> -- John
> jlagrone ford-trucks.com
> 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, 20 Dec 1999 11:39:41 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter and Parts

> during the
> winter because the "casual shopper" will not be present due to weather
> conditions. Is this a valid theory?
>

I dunno, but it sounds good if you can stand it :) I think you'll probably
get a good deal on parts too if they see you are willing to go out in the
cold and work on it ... 'course you may get a reputation too :)


> ::: Dreams of finding dealer installed A/C, power steering with
> auto column,
> FE 4bbl intake, and limited slip differentials :::
>

Where're you at ?

Okay, here's the deal ... I've got a 74 360 that's nearly complete, also
have the A/C brackets and everything, plus a 76 390 4V intake manifold and
spacer plate ... all of this is just sitting in my garage ... anyone who's
willing to come get it, or meet me somewhere nearby for it can have it for a
good price ... I'd like to get rid of all of it at once (that's why I
haven't said much before), but I'm tired of it all sitting around in the
garage, I could use the space frankly ...

I know Tony has shown some interest in it ... you still interested bud ?

Any one else ?

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 11:43:14 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Sick C-6

Okay I've watched this happen before ... I think we're getting confused in
the terminology people are using ... ATF is simply Automatic Transmission
Fluid ... can be any type ... but Type F is what is specced most often in my
experience (limited as it may be) ... the newer stuff uses the Dexron III
which is a bit thinner than the Type F, but even then I've never really had
problems accidently mixing them ... though obviously I wouldn't recommend it
..

Also when doing P/S work ... use ATF Type F in there as well, even my
hydro-brake-boosted 96 GT Mustang uses Type F in the steering/braking assist
...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 11:52:18 +0000
From: Bryan Kirking
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter

>a theory that parts should be easier to find in the salvage yards during the
>winter because the "casual shopper" will not be present due to weather
>conditions. Is this a valid theory?

We Houstonians *really* hate going out when its below 40. 8-)

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 10:20:09 PST
From: "Don Jones"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Choke heater tube

>
> > How hot do you suppose this gets?
> >
>Pretty warm, here's a thought, go to the local auto parts store and find
>the
>HELP! section ... they should have a coil of the stuff laying there with a
>couple fittings and a sleeve, if they don't have it they can probably


I used some wire insulation that i had leftover from a rewiring job on a
commercial heat-seal machine. I got it from the local hardware store in
the electrical section.


Don Jones
1970 F-250 4x4
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 13:35:58 -0500
From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Toys and stuff....

You guys aren't going to believe this....I just ordered a 55 gal drum for
$119, delivered to my barn!!! A local fuel distributor handles it :-)
Don't know what brand, don't care either :-)

Now all I have to do is figure out how to get the stuff out and into my
washer...... :-( Guess I'll have to get one of those barrel tipover
thingies and us a bung valve and buckets eh? Suppose I could get a cheap
pump of some kind.....where's that stupid catalog when you need it
anyway....:-)

- --
Michigan, Pot Hole Jumping,
78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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- --

> Cheap mineral spirits = Castrol CL1248 not sure of price but
> we use 18,000
> USG a month, slightly acidic (won't damage your skin,
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 13:41:04 EST
From: Bad4dFilly aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - ENVY'S FIRST "OWWIE"

In a message dated 12/18/1999 6:16:28 AM !!!First Boot!!!, SevnD2 aol.com
writes:

>

Taco-ed is kind of a laymens term meaning a part of the car was basically
bent in half, like a taco, guess ya could also call it creased.

*~*~Lisa and Envy~*~*
*~*~Silly boys...trucks are for GIRLS!~*~*
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 13:58:31 -0600
From: "William S. Hart"
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter

> We Houstonians *really* hate going out when its below 40. 8-)
>

Those of us from farther north really hate going when its 40 below. :)


Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 12:17:23 -0800 (PST)
From: Pat Brown
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?

Gary wondered:
[tranny list snipped]
> fixit info in there. I'm ordering some today, someone tell me what I have
> in my 94 bird with 3.8l engine??? so I can order the stupid thing? :-)

4R70W, aka early on an AODE/W. DOn't forget to do the 1-2 acculmulator
piston upgrade.
- --
Pat Brown
Winter? http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryLonger?1554
Nice, warm, Sebastopol, California
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 17:03:24 -0500
From: "G.T. Herpich"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter

Bryan Kirking wrote:

> >a theory that parts should be easier to find in the salvage yards during the
> >winter because the "casual shopper" will not be present due to weather
> >conditions. Is this a valid theory?
>
> We Houstonians *really* hate going out when its below 40. 8-)

Hell, I don't go anywhere when it's below 40 :)
George, Ft Lauderdale

>
>
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 17:48:21 -0500
From: Jim Knapper
Subject: FTE 61-79 - FOR SALE

What part of Ontario is Elmvale in? I'm in WI so if Elmvale is in the
lower half i may be interested....

Elmvale is about 1-11/2 hours north of Toronto. (hopefully there's only
one!)

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 14:54:31 PST
From: "Mark Mcknight"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - FOR SALE

hey! =) someone else knowz where elmvale is! haha I'm AMAZED!!! haha...
yah... ding dong I needa sell.. n e one wanna buy? the body is shot tho...
everything else is good..


>From: Jim Knapper
>Reply-To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: FTE 61-79 - FOR SALE
>Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 17:48:21 -0500
>
>What part of Ontario is Elmvale in? I'm in WI so if Elmvale is in the
>lower half i may be interested....
>
>Elmvale is about 1-11/2 hours north of Toronto. (hopefully there's only
>one!)
>
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 16:06:58 -0700
From: "Greg Sage"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - PROBLEM: Leaking thermostat housing grrr

> Well all is fine EXCEPT FOR THE
> LEAKING THERMOSTAT HOUSING. I have the gasket in there but i cant seem
> to stop the leak I have removed and replace it about 4 timeS today with
> no luck. Tried siliconing the sh*t out of it but still no luck. What
> am i doing wrong???

One thing my mechanic recommended that worked for me is take the housing and
rub it on sandpaper on a flat surface. Go down in grits to ensure a smooth,
even surface. Sometimes those cheap paper gaskets we put on adhere to the
metal indefinitley. Hope this helps!

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

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 18:35:38 EST
From: OldTrux aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter

In a message dated 12/20/99 10:49:06 AM Central Standard Time,
danger csolutions.net writes:

> I'm working on
> a theory that parts should be easier to find in the salvage yards during
the
> winter because the "casual shopper" will not be present due to weather
> conditions. Is this a valid theory?

Not any more!
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 15:35:12 -0800
From: "Andrion, Michael"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Bumpers

Hi all,

I need some help. I have a 1962 F100 and I need bumpers. None of the
catalog houses seem to carry my year. I have found several F100's at the
junk yard a 61, 63 and a 65. The bracket holes seem to be different on
these years. Can the bumpers from other years fit easily on my 62? Has
anyone out there had the same problem and how you fix it.

Also my truck seems to sag in the middle. I hear this is typical of the
years 61 to 66. If so how can I also fix.

Thanks in advance.

Mike

We Houstonians *really* hate going out when its below 40. 8-)

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 20:22:17 -0600
From: "Tom Williams"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 1962 4X4

Hi all,
I am new to the Ford list and am in need of some advice. I am looking
at a 1962 Ford 4X4 here locally. The truck has 41,800 actual miles on it,
inline 6, 4speed. The motor runs great and starts easy even in the cold.
I have owned several 1978-79 F150 4X4's but never a 62. My knowledge is nill
on these older trucks.
The truck is in need of some parts, but I do not have a clue as to the
availability on parts for these older trucks. I am also curious at to the
demand for these older trucks?
The cab is very rust free, and the box is not to bad itself. The tailgate is
missing, and window cranks need replaced ect...
Any help I can get will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Tom Williams


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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 20:59:11 -0500
From: "Brad Smith"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Porting 460 heads?

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Dale Frenz
To:
Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 11:11 AM
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Porting 460 heads?


> My base motor is a about a '77. I sitting here thinking about gasket
> matching the exhaust ports on the heads. Is this really going to turn out
> to be worth my time and effort or is it going to be a complete zero ROI
> (thats Return On Invest for you non-financial types). It's basically going
> to be a daily driver with some grunt. Im not looking to move massive
> amounts of air at 6500 RPMS or anything.
>
> -Dale
>
It will be hard to port them enough to get them to match the headers
exactly, but it is definately wort it... Those ports are so small in
comparison... I just did this on a small block and it helped enormously...

Brad



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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 21:02:26 -0500
From: "Brad Smith"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Peters, Gary (G.R.)
To:
Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 11:04 AM
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?


> Ok, I went to their web site and here's a list of trannys....what the heck
> are they????
>
>
> A4LD
> ATX
> AXOD
> AXODE/AX4S
> CD4E
> AX4N
> 4R44E/4R55E
> 4F20E
> 5R55E
>
> I left out the ones I recognized :-) All the manuals are $18 for non
> members which is a really good deal when you figure all the added upgrade,
> fixit info in there. I'm ordering some today, someone tell me what I have
> in my 94 bird with 3.8l engine??? so I can order the stupid thing? :-)

I am pretty sure that it has an A4LD in it, but I would call somewhere like
NAPA just to make sure... they actually put diff. trannys in the same models
sometimes (with diff. engines). All of those numbers are diff. trannys...
Best thing to do is find somewhere local that can help you, they usually get
the books to me for $12.00.....

Brad


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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 21:14:10 -0500
From: "Brad Smith"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Toys and stuff....

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Peters, Gary (G.R.)
To:
Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 1:35 PM
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Toys and stuff....


> You guys aren't going to believe this....I just ordered a 55 gal drum for
> $119, delivered to my barn!!! A local fuel distributor handles it :-)
> Don't know what brand, don't care either :-)
>
> Now all I have to do is figure out how to get the stuff out and into my
> washer...... :-( Guess I'll have to get one of those barrel tipover
> thingies and us a bung valve and buckets eh? Suppose I could get a cheap
> pump of some kind.....where's that stupid catalog when you need it
> anyway....:-)

Use your parts washer pump!!!!


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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 21:12:34 -0500
From: "Brad Smith"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Sick C-6

- ----- Original Message -----
From: William S. Hart
To:
Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 12:43 PM
Subject: RE: FTE 61-79 - Sick C-6


> Okay I've watched this happen before ... I think we're getting confused in
> the terminology people are using ... ATF is simply Automatic Transmission
> Fluid ... can be any type ... but Type F is what is specced most often in
my
> experience (limited as it may be) ... the newer stuff uses the Dexron III
> which is a bit thinner than the Type F, but even then I've never really
had
> problems accidently mixing them ... though obviously I wouldn't recommend
it
> ..
Was doing the general maintenence to my wife's 98 Stang, and It says on the
dipstick use Dexron V... Didn't even know it existed, but it isn't time to
change it yet. BTW - the dipstick on that car is really cool, the section
at the bottom is WHITE and crosshatched so you can see where the fluid is,
where it is supposed to be, and what color it is.... Pretty cool...

Brad

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 21:44:11 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Annual AFTE/FTE charity event

The Association of Ford Truck Enthusiasts (AFTE), the non-profit
club made up of Ford Truck Enthusiasts (FTE) users, is holding
their first annual charity event (actually, their second, though
they were not yet organized as a club them).

This year, AFTE is raising funds for two causes:

1. a list member's son who is a paraplegic and could really
use a decent laptop with voice recognition software. He
became disabled last year and needless to say, he's not
in the best of spirits. I think we can bring a little
joy into his life.
2. the Georgia LoRiders, a long standing Ford truck club,
is raising money for the family of a child found in the
family swimming pool. The child is brain damaged and the
father must stay home to take care of him because the mother
is VERY pregnant. AFTE is going to donate any money left
over from item 1 to the Georgia LoRiders for this family.

There are three ways you can donate:

1. Send a check or money order to:
Association of Ford Truck Enthusiasts
re: Charity Drive
Box 562
Tecumseh, MI 49286-0562

2. Via credit card on the web. The FTE web site is set up
to take credit cards. We're going to add an item to the
cart for this. You'll be able to select any amount you
want. All funds will be forwarded to AFTE for their
drive. The address is:
www.motorhaven.com

3. Via credit card on voice mail. FTE's phone number is
770-806-1955. Leave name on card, type of card, card
number, expiration date and amount to donate. Also,
PLEASE leave an address so we can mail a receipt to you.
All funds will be forwarded to AFTE for their drive.
This number is busy in the evenings!

The laptop purchase receipt and the check cut to the
Georgia LoRiders will be scanned and placed on the web
site so everyone will know their donations were well
spent. There will be zero administration costs. All
money will be spent for the charity.

Regards,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 21:46:58 EST
From: WEDIVE247 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter and Parts

In a message dated 12/20/1999 12:44:02 PM EST, wish iastate.edu writes:


get a good deal on parts too if they see you are willing to go out in the
cold and work on it ... >>


It also depends on where you are . Its 80 ' in Dec. here in
Florida......
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 21:50:58 EST
From: WEDIVE247 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Salvage Yards in Winter

In a message dated 12/20/1999 5:08:23 PM EST, gherpich bellsouth.net writes:


George, Ft Lauderdale
>>
I heard that !!!!!
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 22:10:07 EST
From: FORDTRKNUT aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 73-79 Bed Found!!!

From what I seen at quick glance, it looked OK. I did not look all that
close, because I was not going to buy it. If your interested...go check it
out. Well....Take Care!! Wayne Grabley
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 00:43:59 EST
From: SHill48337 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?

In a message dated 12/20/99 11:07:18 AM Eastern Standard Time,
gpeters3 visteon.com writes:


are they????
A4LD
ATX
AXOD
AXODE/AX4S
CD4E
AX4N
4R44E/4R55E
4F20E
5R55E
>>
When you find an E it means electrically controlled and the number gives you
some kind of hint about the number of speeds. While the OD usually means
overdrive. Here is what I know of these trannys you listed and there are
probably other vehicles where they are used. A4LD used in the Explorer from
91-present. ATX used in the Taurus SHO. AXOD Taurus/Sable 86-90. AXODE
91-94 Taurus/Sable. AX4S Taurus 3.2 DOHC. CD4E Contour 2.5 24 valve 97 time
frame. 4R44E Ranger 4 speed on 97 with 2.3, simular to E4OD. 4R55E Ranger 4
speed used only with SOHC 4.0. 4F20E Villager mini van 3.0 SOHC. 5R55E
5speed used in Rangers with only 4.0 SOHC. I really do not think any of
these will work well in our 61-79 Ford Trucks, but I could be wrong. As for
your T-Bird I do not know which tranny it has, but suspect it uses a
Taurus/Sable type.
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 21:54:19 -0800
From: Pat Brown
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - C-6 and ATSG, what are these trannys?

Brad wrote:
> Gary asked:
> > fixit info in there. I'm ordering some today, someone tell me what I have
> > in my 94 bird with 3.8l engine??? so I can order the stupid thing? :-)
>
> I am pretty sure that it has an A4LD in it, [remainder snipped]

Nope, it's a 4r70W. Just like the one in my garage, that dripped all
over me for a half-hour or so while I upgraded the accumulator piston
:-)
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Sebastopol, California

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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 22:06:13 PST
From: "George Litton"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Porting 460 heads?

DALE,
I would not waste my time. You get a lot more from a simple pocket-porting.
The gasket matching is fun, as you see what you and your die-grinder can
do, but there is very little true benefit from all the effort. You would
only see gains in the upper RPM ranges, where you say this motor will not
live. Do some good research on cams and such to get the most out of this
engine.

GOOD LUCK!!

George Litton in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Merry Christmas


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