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61-79-list Digest Wed, 09 Feb 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 002

In This Issue:
Draining my Battery!?!
Re: BRAKES! Proportioning valve stuff
Re: Draining my Battery!?!
Re: BRAKES! Proportioning valve stuff
Re: Draining my Battery!?!
Re: BRAKES! Proportioning valve stuff
77 f-100 accesories
springs
Re: 77 f-100 accesories
Re: BRAKES! Proportioning valve stuff
Steering Column U-Joint
Re: Steering Column U-Joint
Re: 77 f-100 accesories
Re: 77 f-100 accesories
Re: Frame paint and POR-15
Fwd: Water in oil
Re: Fwd: Water in oil
Re: BRAKES! Proportioning valve stuff
WANTED 300 ci Inline
Re: IRS
460 head I.D.
61 and 65 progress
resevoir guy is back, Gas Question now
Re: WANTED 300 ci Inline
Re: 460 head I.D.
Re: Steering Column U-Joint
steering wheel restoration
Re: BRAKES! Proportioning valve stuff
Re: 460 head I.D.
Re: 460 head I.D.
Re: 460 head I.D.
Re: Draining my Battery!?!
Re: Frame painting:

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From: craig001 mc.duke.edu
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 11:35:41 -0500
Subject: Draining my Battery!?!



Electrical Gremlin got me! My 70 F100 is pulling 2.5 amps from the battery with
nothing on. I pulled all the fuses and
the current still drains. I recently had a new alternator put on and
suspect either the alt or voltage reg may be the
culprit. Is there a way to isolate these two to determine where the short
is? I don't have a wiring diagram.
(Anyone know where to get one?) Any other suggestions on how to track down
where the current is going?

Thanks

Damian



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From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)" visteon.com>
Subject: Re: BRAKES! Proportioning valve stuff
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 11:44:49 -0500

My pickup (78) has rock solid brakes and it has exactly the same components
as the bronco except for the way the rotors are attached due to 4x4 axle.
At it's best the bronco did have good brakes but still softer than I would
really like if I had my druthers but the pedal was good, well off the floor
but I could push harder and make them move more similar to the birds and
other newer vehicles but newer vehicles stop much better with much less
effort than any truck I have ever had except for my daughter's 97 and the 93
star of course.

What's interesting to me is that the boosters are no larger on newer
vehicles yet they stop better with less effort.....why is that????

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

> Prob, I've never driven a 70's Ford truck that had a good hard pedal.
>
> OX

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From: prozell oaielectronics.com (OAI Electronics: Paul Rozell)
Subject: Re: Draining my Battery!?!
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 11:08:29 -0600

Damian,
You mit check the FTE Web site. I obtained a wiring diagram for my 65 F100
there. I had been looking for one for a long time.

Good Luck.
Paul
65 F100 460 C6


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Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 12:02:31 -0500
From: James Oxley thecore.com>
Subject: Re: BRAKES! Proportioning valve stuff

Peters, Gary (G.R.) wrote:
>
> My pickup (78) has rock solid brakes and it has exactly the same components
> as the bronco except for the way the rotors are attached due to 4x4 axle.
> At it's best the bronco did have good brakes but still softer than I would
> really like if I had my druthers but the pedal was good, well off the floor
> but I could push harder and make them move more similar to the birds and
> other newer vehicles but newer vehicles stop much better with much less
> effort than any truck I have ever had except for my daughter's 97 and the 93
> star of course.

My 95 F-250 has awsome breaks. One thing that is weird is I put a dana
60 in the back of my trial rig (79 bronc). I had previously put an 86
SVO MC in it (1.125 cyl bore). The brakes work so well, I have to be
carefull about locking them up and putting myself through the windsheild
at anything under 30 MPH.

> What's interesting to me is that the boosters are no larger on newer
> vehicles yet they stop better with less effort.....why is that????
>

The booster on my 95, 250 looks huge compared to the 70's trucks. Looks
almost twice as thick. I might try to fit one of them in one of my older
rigs oneday.

OX

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From: "Robert Gunter" icnpharm.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 09:23:56 -0800
Subject: Re: Draining my Battery!?!

Check the horn relay. Mine was doing this.

Rob G.




craig001 mc.duke.edu on 02/09/2000 08:35:41 AM

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Electrical Gremlin got me! My 70 F100 is pulling 2.5 amps from the battery with
nothing on. I pulled all the fuses and
the current still drains. I recently had a new alternator put on and
suspect either the alt or voltage reg may be the
culprit. Is there a way to isolate these two to determine where the short
is? I don't have a wiring diagram.
(Anyone know where to get one?) Any other suggestions on how to track down
where the current is going?

Thanks

Damian


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From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)" visteon.com>
Subject: Re: BRAKES! Proportioning valve stuff
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 12:31:21 -0500

Been thinking that myself.....wonder if F-350 booster would be any stronger?

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

> The booster on my 95, 250 looks huge compared to the 70's
>trucks. Looks
>almost twice as thick. I might try to fit one of them in one
>of my older
>rigs oneday.
>
> OX

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From: "Alejandro Bernal" hotmail.com>
Subject: 77 f-100 accesories
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 09:48:50 PST



where can i find accesories for my 77 390 4x4 f-100 pickup?
Like flares, mirrors, stuff like that?

______________________________________________________


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Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 12:07:55 -0600
Subject: springs
From: "John LaGrone" ford-trucks.com>

>>> I have a question I'm hoping the list can answer. Have a friend that is
> having his vehicle painted, well they removed the hood and hinges which is
> fine. Then they removed the springs from the hinges and can't seem to put
> them back on. The three stooges had 3 guys wrestling with it... can you
> help.
>
> Mike in Burien

>What they are going to have to do first is put the hinges back on the
>truck so that they aren't gona go anywhere while they monkey around with
>the springs. The easiest way that I have seen is to get a piece of pipe
>that will just fit inside the eye of the spring. What you do is hook
>one end of the spring to the hinge, put the pipe through the other end
>and onto the stud on the hinge. Ya make sure the pipe you get will fit
>over the stud. I think I used a piece of thin wall fence pipe. Then
>you just pry the spring on. Think of it as a brake spring only bigger.<<

This is not a slam at handicapped people in any manner. I once had a
lawnmower recoil spring break on a Briggs &Stratton mower. I bought a new
spring and proceeded to install it. My two brothers and I wrestled with it
for 3 hours, much to the amusement of my wife and mother. We finally took it
back to the lawn mower shop where a guy with only one arm put it on in under
2 minutes for $5. Draw your own conclusions. I was impressed.

-- John
jlagrone ford-trucks.com <]:-) <]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)
1979 F150 Custom, Long Wide Bed, Regular Cab, 351M, C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!

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Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 10:01:06 -0900
From: Matthew Schumacher 7x.com>
Subject: Re: 77 f-100 accesories

Alejandro,

Is your 390 original? I thought that the last year for the 390 was 76.

schu


Alejandro Bernal wrote:
>
> where can i find accesories for my 77 390 4x4 f-100 pickup?
> Like flares, mirrors, stuff like that?
>

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From: "William S. Hart" iastate.edu>
Subject: Re: BRAKES! Proportioning valve stuff
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 13:02:01 -0600

> Been thinking that myself.....wonder if F-350 booster would be
> any stronger?
>

Wouldn't this add to the spongy problems ? I mean adding boost to a weak
system will just make it seem weaker ?

I've thought of that before, but just thought I'd see what your guys
opinions were on it ...


Anyone got the service manual pic like Tony got me for the proportioning
valve, I'm wondering if my problems are related to the booster, but can't
figure out how yet 'cause I've never had one of those apart either ...

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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From: "George W. Selby, III" ibox.net>
Subject: Steering Column U-Joint
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 15:03:52 -0500

My 78 F-150 44 needs a steering column u-joint (not the rag joint, the
u-joint.) Any ideas on where to get one? Has anyopne actually relaced
this part?

Any help appreciated, my truck wanders all over the place and I have
narrowed it down to the 1/2 revolution play in the wheel caused by the worn
u-joint.

George Selby
78 F-150 400M, 4 on floor, 4x4
86 Nissan 300ZX
82 Jeep Cherokee
85 Dodge W-100
digiman ibox.net


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From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)" visteon.com>
Subject: Re: Steering Column U-Joint
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 15:15:32 -0500

That would do it :-)

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

>Any help appreciated, my truck wanders all over the place and I have
>narrowed it down to the 1/2 revolution play in the wheel
>caused by the worn
>u-joint.

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From: "A Bernal" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: 77 f-100 accesories
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 13:04:20 -0800

Actually it is a 76, manual tranny, short bed, 4x4 and still has the
original grill and lights (round).
My question is what accesories are out there and where can I find them?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Schumacher" 7x.com>
To: <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 11:01 AM
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: 77 f-100 accesories


> Alejandro,
>
> Is your 390 original? I thought that the last year for the 390 was 76.
>
> schu
>
>
> Alejandro Bernal wrote:
> >
> > where can i find accesories for my 77 390 4x4 f-100 pickup?
> > Like flares, mirrors, stuff like that?
> >
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From: "Hogan, Tom" kla-tencor.com>
Subject: Re: 77 f-100 accesories
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 13:43:40 -0800

Try AutoKrafters, Obsolete Ford, and I think L&M truck out of the Kansas
City area. Also you might go to the parts store and ask if they have a
Manufacturer's catalog you can look through for this stuff. The
manufacturer still makes it but most parts stores don't see enough volume to
stock the old stuff, but they'll be happy to order it for you.

Tom H

> -----Original Message-----
> From: A Bernal [mailto:alejandrobernal hotmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 1:04 PM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [61-79-list] Re: 77 f-100 accesories
>
>
> Actually it is a 76, manual tranny, short bed, 4x4 and still has the
> original grill and lights (round).
> My question is what accesories are out there and where can I
> find them?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Schumacher" 7x.com>
> To: <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 11:01 AM
> Subject: [61-79-list] Re: 77 f-100 accesories
>
>
> > Alejandro,
> >
> > Is your 390 original? I thought that the last year for the
> 390 was 76.
> >
> > schu
> >
> >
> > Alejandro Bernal wrote:
> > >
> > > where can i find accesories for my 77 390 4x4 f-100 pickup?
> > > Like flares, mirrors, stuff like that?
> > >
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From: pdesanto Cinergy.com
Subject: Re: Frame paint and POR-15
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 17:45:57 -0500

>Many of the gang recommend POR-15 for this as it is hard and does control
>the rust but it has to be top coated to prevent sun damage I understand.
>Eastwood also sells Corroless which does the same thing but comes in
colors.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------
The gloss black POR-15 is UV sensitive...but unless you really get in a jam
the sun shouldn't shine on your frame much anyway, I hope! It can be
topcoated with anything you want after it drys. The semi-gloss is not UV
sensitive as far as I know. Nor is the white, clear or grey. (not that you'd
use those on a frame) Bill Hirsch has almost the same paints, with the same
applications. Eastwood's "Corroless" comes in burnt orange only, (looks
like Glyptex) but is excellent paint as well. I've had real good luck with
the POR-15 products on several projects and would recommend it to anybody.
Used AS DIRECTED it's great stuff. Phil 64 F-100 (POR-15 poster child)


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From: JefriHansn aol.com
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 19:59:12 EST
Subject: Fwd: Water in oil





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Haven't written in quit a while about the "ol Muny Pit" (79 F-150 4WD - with
a 69 429/435NP) - but got a pose for everyone. While it's been freezing here
in North Chicago - been driving the monster to work every other day or so -
only a mile. (With it freezing - the clanging and rattling of the input
shaft and counter gear is nill with the frozen 140wt - any father and it
warms up and sounds like it's sefl distructing - which it really is) Anyway
- checked the oil last night - first time in months (probably only 50 miles
in those months) - was all murky and dipstick completely covered with water
beads. Friend says don't seet it - it's winter condesation because I ain't
driving it enough. Could this actually be true with this thing - nothing's
ever been easy with it - but it's not running hot - 185 steady, the radiator
isn't loosing anything. I've never had a vehicle develope this and I mean
the dipstick IS COVERED with water.



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From: JUMPINFORDaol.com
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 20:06:02 EST
Subject: Re: Fwd: Water in oil

Ive had that before in my old 82 Escort. Got real worried, but one of the
old boy mechanics told me bout the condensation, Said if it didnt go away
by sprng, then worry. Id say the same thing, but it might be a good idea to
change your oil a lil sooner, as that water isnt good. Also make sure your
PCV is working right, as Ive heard that if its not, it will allow the water
to condence easier.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"

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From: canzusseanet.com
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 17:56:31 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: BRAKES! Proportioning valve stuff

At 11:44 AM 09:02:2000 -0500, Peters, Gary (G.R.) wrote:

>
>What's interesting to me is that the boosters are no larger on newer
>vehicles yet they stop better with less effort.....why is that????


The miracle of hydraulics, smaller bore in the master = higher force
in the slave for a given PSI and area, for example, if a 1" bore produces
1000 lbs of pressure, that pressure acting on a 2" piston will triple the
force.


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
98 Contour SVT, Mine, Mine, All Mine....


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From: "sean michael bishop" hotmail.com>
Subject: WANTED 300 ci Inline
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 21:11:42 EST

Hi Y'all,

Ive been ghosting on here for a while now and must say that you all really
know your stuff. Experience pays off huh? Anyway does anyone have or know
where I can find a 300ci block/engine? I need two if I can find them. My
grandfather's truck finally threw a rod at 237,000 miles and we need to
replace it. As for the second engine, it is getting bored and the deck
shaved plus some other goodies:) Well thanks for your time.

Andrew White
______________________________________________________


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From: "PitStop Performance" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: IRS
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 20:53:31 CST

>IRS ADVICE

>I have a independent rear sitting at home out of the car, I
>can measure hub to hub if you would like.

Would you, please.
______________________________________________________


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From: A61fordtruckaol.com
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 22:25:43 EST
Subject: 460 head I.D.


Does anybody know what the number, D VE - A2A means? I know that they are
not DOVE - C castings, but this is a new one for me. thanks,

Greg
61 ex airforce stepside
65 custom cab long bed (not for sale anymore!)
64 short styleside parts truck (my, how this junk adds up!)

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From: A61fordtruckaol.com
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 22:25:52 EST
Subject: 61 and 65 progress

Well, I have not given a report on the progress of my stepside, so here it
goes. I recently tore it down to the bare cab sitting on the frame. Because
if was former property of the US airforce, it was undercoated on bare metal,
then painted airforce blue. later it was sold at auction to an old farmer,
who painted it, of all colors, school bus yellow....twice. later, it was
hit, first on the left fender and door, then on the right fender. they are
green. somebody then painted the bed black primer, and then tried to WIPE IT
OFF!!! it looks as if somebody down the line tried to strip it with chemical
stripper, but gave up. also, US airforce emblems were ground off and left
bare. When i got it it was plumb ugly, but solid. the first thing i did to
it was to run over it with a wire wheel, then shot it with $11 dollars worth
of walmart grey spray paint, just so it wouldnt be an eyesore.

now, all that paint is comming off. I am amaized that there is so little
rust. i have a few pinholes in the floorboards, and some rust on the kick
panels where leaves dicomposed in the vent passage. I am taking it down to
have it bead blasted in a week or so. I recently found a decent rebuildable
292 y block in a 64 parts truck. Although the 6 is rebuilt, and i had
planned to do a 3 carb intake and split manifold, the y block will be better.
I plan to do a mild buildup on it, with ram horns, a 3 duece, and a cam. I
already have a 3 speed OD to mate it to, thus keeping the shifter on the
collumn, where it belongs! I found an outfit that will build me reverse-eye
springs for $30 each. With that, and the removal of a few leaves i could get
a 4 inch drop all the way around. I am still looking for a toyota 4x4
steering box to convert to power steering. most of those trucks here in the
houston area have gone south and are now banging around in mexico or central
america. if any of you run in to one of those, cheap, let me know. I also
plan to upgrade to a dual pot master cylinder and front discs someday, but
not any time soon.

The 65 custom cab is getting a 460/c6, front discs, power steering and
brakes, tilt collumn and AC from a donor. Has anyone ever tried to mount an
older steering wheel on a 78-79 tilt collumn?

Well, I just wanted to get everybody up to date on my projects, I have till
May, then we'll be going back to eastern europe for 2 more years, and all
projects will have to go back in the barn!

Greg Schnakenberg
61 stepside
65 custom cab (soon to have 460)
64 parts truck

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Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 19:39:41 -0800 (PST)
From: Jayson Spangler yahoo.com>
Subject: resevoir guy is back, Gas Question now

Hi all!

Thanks to the guys that answered my resevoir question.
Got the 1/2 coffee can at a wrecking yard and will put
it on this weekend. New Question. I got a new bed for
this truck (hard to find good short beds) and I was
thinking of replacing the sending unit in the gas tank
when the bed is off. Truck is completely empty when
the gauge reads 1/8th. Is this the sending unit?

Jayson
78 multi-colored F100, I6
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Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 20:30:36 -0800
From: Jason Derra internetcds.com>
Subject: Re: WANTED 300 ci Inline

I have one. 70K original miles, runs good, no smoke, lots of power, complete
and running.
I am in S. Oregon if you or anyone else is interested
Jason
sean michael bishop wrote:

> Hi Y'all,
>
> Ive been ghosting on here for a while now and must say that you all really
> know your stuff. Experience pays off huh? Anyway does anyone have or know
> where I can find a 300ci block/engine? I need two if I can find them. My
> grandfather's truck finally threw a rod at 237,000 miles and we need to
> replace it. As for the second engine, it is getting bored and the deck
> shaved plus some other goodies:) Well thanks for your time.
>
> Andrew White
> ______________________________________________________
> >
> ==========================================================
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> the words "unsubscribe 61-79-list" in the body of the
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From: SHill48337aol.com
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 23:31:16 EST
Subject: Re: 460 head I.D.

In a message dated 2/9/00 10:27:40 PM Eastern Standard Time,
A61fordtruckaol.com writes:

<< Does anybody know what the number, D VE - A2A means? I know that they
are
not DOVE - C castings, but this is a new one for me. thanks, >>

The 3 must be hard to read. Should read "D3VE-A2A", one of three designs
used between 72 and 74. My current 1974 Lincoln 460 came from the factory
with these installed. They have 91 cc combustion chambers in 75 it went to
96 cc, so they are the next to lowest compression. Obviously the 3 indicates
it is a 1973 casting design.
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460

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From: SHill48337aol.com
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 23:42:35 EST
Subject: Re: Steering Column U-Joint

In a message dated 2/9/00 3:11:13 PM Eastern Standard Time, digimanibox.net
writes:

<< My 78 F-150 44 needs a steering column u-joint (not the rag joint, the
u-joint.) Any ideas on where to get one? Has anyopne actually relaced
this part?
Any help appreciated, my truck wanders all over the place and I have
narrowed it down to the 1/2 revolution play in the wheel caused by the worn
u-joint.
George Selby >>

Here something that Tony sent out about a year ago, I saved it as thought I
might need these parts.
Here they are again boys--
Spicer Steering Parts--
10-40431SX
5-170X
10-4-13
That is both yokes, and a greasable universal that will replace worn out
U-joints in the steering shafts on F-150 and F-250 4x4's. Price should be
under $50 dollars from any auto parts store that carries spicer parts.

Like I said Tony of this List provided this information originally.
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460

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Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 18:41:53 -0500
From: "Don Haring, Jr." fedora.net>
Subject: steering wheel restoration

Rich Southerland alldata.com> said:
>Found a nice steering wheel for dad's '67, complete with horn ring.
>Only one small crack.

>Problem is, it's tan(?). Dad's is black. For $5, I couldn't leave
>it there. It's not a show truck by any means. Anyone had good luck
>painting these and getting the paint to last? Thought about using
>some JB Weld to fill the crack and then sanding it down and painting
>over it. Any other ideas?


Goto my website, http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.fedora.net/falconaut for steering wheel
restoration instructions. These are essentially the same instructions you
would get from Eastwood. I used filler and it cracked -- JB Weld might
work, but I know that PC-7 is the recommended best filler. I finally found
some locally and will use it next time. I painted my wheel with spray cans
and spray clear. It looked like a million bucks when I was finished, but a
year later, it didn't hold up well. I highly recommend taking it to a local
paint shop and having them spray it with two-part paint (unless you can do
it yourself). Don't be afraid to paint it and change the color -- it came
painted from the factory.

-don

--
Don in Philadelphia
Internet Director, Keystone Chapter FCA | 66 Falcon Deluxe Club Wagon
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Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 21:37:13 -0800
From: "Mike Sealey" <75.f150angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: BRAKES! Proportioning valve stuff

On Wed, 9 Feb 2000 12:31:21 Peters, Gary (G.R.) wrote:

>Been thinking that myself.....wonder if F-350 booster would be any stronger?
>
>--
> (sig snip)
>--
>
>> The booster on my 95, 250 looks huge compared to the 70's
>>trucks. Looks
>>almost twice as thick. I might try to fit one of them in one
>>of my older rigs one day.

Not quite truck but at least Ford related... ...when I was a teenager Dad (a merchant seaman) had access to a '67 Fairlane 500XL, 390/AT, that a friend loaned him while in port. Otto (Dad's friend) owned a wrecking yard and had reconstructed the Fairlane from a total, including replacement of the booster and (maybe, this was almost 30 years ago) the master cylinder with the unit from a Lincoln. Absolutely the touchiest brakes I have ever driven in my life! The car could be driven with practice, and was actually a very nice car, but you literally had to sneak up on the brakes to keep from locking all four wheels.

Proceed with extreme caution.

---
Mike Sealey
'75 F-150 Ranger, 390/C6 ("Redneck Continental")



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From: JUMPINFORDaol.com
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 00:50:47 EST
Subject: Re: 460 head I.D.

Actually Ive seen several heads with a D VE designation, They have all been
late 70's heads, with the extremely large 97cc combustion chambers.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"

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Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 23:45:08 -0500
Subject: Re: 460 head I.D.
From: Jeff Simmons juno.com>

Greg,
There is a number missing after the D, it is most likely a 73 or later
head.
Jeff in KC

On Wed, 9 Feb 2000 22:25:43 EST A61fordtruckaol.com writes:
>
> Does anybody know what the number, D VE - A2A means? I know that
> they are
> not DOVE - C castings, but this is a new one for me. thanks,
>
> Greg
> 61 ex airforce stepside
> 65 custom cab long bed (not for sale anymore!)
> 64 short styleside parts truck (my, how this junk adds up!)
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Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 23:46:52 -0500
Subject: Re: 460 head I.D.
From: Jeff Simmons juno.com>

Greg,
There is a number missing after the D, most likely it is a 73 or later
head.
Jeff in KC

On Wed, 9 Feb 2000 22:25:43 EST A61fordtruckaol.com writes:
>
> Does anybody know what the number, D VE - A2A means? I know that
> they are
> not DOVE - C castings, but this is a new one for me. thanks,
>
> Greg
> 61 ex airforce stepside
> 65 custom cab long bed (not for sale anymore!)
> 64 short styleside parts truck (my, how this junk adds up!)
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Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 23:03:52 -0500
Subject: Re: Draining my Battery!?!
From: Jeff Simmons juno.com>

Damien,
I had a simular situation on my 71, it turned out to be a relay that sits
next to the starter solenoid. I had no idea what this was, but if it is
not hooked up, your battery will not charge. Mine was corrooded and I
cleaned it and took care of my electrical problems. If this does not fix
it, remove one wire at a time from the solenoid and check your voltage
drop.
Good luck,
Jeff in KC

On Wed, 9 Feb 2000 11:35:41 -0500 craig001mc.duke.edu writes:
>
>
> Electrical Gremlin got me! My 70 F100 is pulling 2.5 amps from the
> battery with
> nothing on. I pulled all the fuses and
> the current still drains. I recently had a new alternator put
> on and
> suspect either the alt or voltage reg may be the
> culprit. Is there a way to isolate these two to determine where
> the short
> is? I don't have a wiring diagram.
> (Anyone know where to get one?) Any other suggestions on how to
> track down
> where the current is going?

>
>
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From: "Pat" aisl.bc.ca>
Subject: Re: Frame painting:
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 15:46:44 -0800

From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)" visteon.com>
Subject Re: Frame painting:
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 07:01:54 -0500

Pay close attention to the interfaces of the cross members etc.
since they will harbor grease and other stuff that will bleed out into your
finish and damage it, allowing rust to begin again.
Michigan, Pot Hole Jumping,
78 Bronco Loving, Gary
--
What some of us have found is a way to deal with the deadly under the
bracket goo is to air chisel the rivets off, ream the holes and grade 8 bolt
them back together after a thorough needle gun and sandblasting of both
pieces. Brackets and frame are both painted and then re-assembled. Some of
the scale under these brackets is really thick and when the brackets are off
it's found that it's a good thing to replace them as they are rusted too
thin.
I have no idea of what is the best for this job, we've been using NP40
and an epoxy paint. Coal Tar Epoxy should work well and I kinda like the guy
on the list that said to NP40 the frame and then spray with cheap enamel as
it wouldn't chip. Would be nice to have all that stuff stay rust free. I
know, what have I been smoking? Nothing!

Patsplace
> > > 78 F-150 W/Overloads
> > > 77 F-250 4X4
> > > 79 F-250 4X4 Dream Truck Under Way
> > > 72 F150 Ranger parts truck
> > > 79 F250 Lariat donor vech. for the '79 4X4

Three weeks, one day, 13 hours, 6 minutes and 2 seconds without a smoke.
That means that 901 cigarettes were not smoked, saving me $225.46. My life
has been extended by: 3 days, 3 hours, 5 minutes simply by not smoking.





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