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61-79-list Digest Thu, 16 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 041

In This Issue:
Round Speedo
Re: Undercarriage Update
Re: DAna 60 help needed
Re: DAna 60 help needed
joe and alex
Re: 390 or 360 ????????
65 Dash/Custom Cab question
Re: 390 or 360 ????????
Dashes
FW: 68 body on 74 frame
Getting belted
Re: 65-66 links
Re: Update (and questions about) Dad's new 1979 F-15
Re: Getting belted
Re: 65-66 links
In search of.........
Re: 65 Dash/Custom Cab question
Re: 65 Dash/Custom Cab question
Got to cut down.....
A new addition to the family
Dead Fuel Gauge
Re: Dead Fuel Gauge
61-64 cab supports
Re: 390 or 360 ????????
Re: 390 or 360 ????????
Re: Dead Fuel Gauge
Re: 390 or 360 ????????
Re: 390 or 360 ????????
Re: 65 Dash/Custom Cab question

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From: "Carver" ncwebsurfer.com>
Subject: Round Speedo
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 19:50:09 -0800

I recently saw a '65 F100 long bed for sale at high end
used car lot for $3800. I stopped and checked it since
it was light blue like my crewcab. It was definitely
a '65, but had the round speedo like my '64. In asking
the seller he mentioned that the round speedo came in
'65 as part of the basic package, the oval/wide style
came as part of the Custom Cab.

That would explain seeing round ones on later trucks,
and as usual the higher lever trim eventually became
the standard level of trim.

It is/was in really nice shape, located in Roseville,
about 15 miles east of Sacramento. If anyone is interested,
drop me a line and I can let you know where it is.

Jeff '64 CrewCab


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Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 19:47:13 -0800 (PST)
From: Art Verling excite.com>
Subject: Re: Undercarriage Update


It sounds like my plan to convert to a 78 undercarriage may work. I know it
won't be a bolt up deal but I can deal with that. I just wondered if the
frames were about the same width and length.
Thanks for all the info.
Art
64 F100
Reno, NV
art.verling excite.com





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From: JJJJJGRANT aol.com
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 23:10:55 EST
Subject: Re: DAna 60 help needed

have you tried a dana/spicer distributor? i bought one for a 78 a few months
ago. if i can find my dana books, i may even have a part number for you.

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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 23:14:25 EST
Subject: Re: DAna 60 help needed

In a message dated 3/16/00 8:11:56 PM Pacific Standard Time,
JJJJJGRANT aol.com writes:

<< have you tried a dana/spicer distributor? i bought one for a 78 a few
months
ago. if i can find my dana books, i may even have a part number for you. >>

Sad to say but yes. I got all the right Spicer #'s today from Spicer, as
they didnt have it but thought it would help. Every search engine and parts
source Ive hit has come up negative. If this keeps up Im gonna be lookin for
a light duty 60 to put under the poor truck. Id hate to have to do that, as
the one we have is ALMOST bullet proof! Thanks for the reply Jeff.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"

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Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 20:41:15 -0800 (PST)
From: "D. DiMartino" yahoo.com>
Subject: joe and alex


would joe delaurantis and alex bershirs please contact me off
list...


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Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 19:56:59 -0900
From: "Matthew Schumacher" 7x.com>
Subject: Re: 390 or 360 ????????

Damon,

When you pull the pan look at the bottom of the pistons. If they are
skirted then it's a 390, if they are flat on the bottom then it's a 360.

schu

damon obrien wrote:
>
> I am putting a high flow oil pump in my 72 ford.
> my problem is that im not sure if me engine is a 390
> or a 360. the oil pump is the same for both engines,
> but I have been told that the hardend shaft has two
> different part #'s. could any one tell me the
> different stroke mesherments of the two? and is there
> a ez way to find the difference between the both
> engines???(it is still in the truck so Im tring to
> avoid pulling a head).
> Damon
> www.fortunecity.co.uk/pitstop/offroad/35/
> 1972 ford ranger xlt 390?360??????

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Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 21:26:18 -0800
From: scott ford-trucks.com>
Subject: 65 Dash/Custom Cab question

>..and the dashboard, but I still have some confusion about the dash. I
>always thought that in 66 they went to a "car style" dash, but then I >ran across a 66 with the old round speedometer, "truck style" dash like >in my 62...


>From what I have seen the dash with the long sweeping speedo was part
>of an upgrade trim package for 65 and might have been standard toward
>the very end of the production run in 66 just before the body change.
>Don't know if this was right or not but that's all the information I
>have on the subject.

I believe the trim package was the "Custom Cab" option.My Dad had a
brand new 65 W/ Custom Cab that had the sweeping speedo,we had a
std.model 65 at work that had the same dash that I had in my 62.
My uncle had a 66 with the CC option and had the sweeping speedo also.
Don't know about std cab 66's tho....
I believe with the 64-66 Custom Cab you got full length exterior
moldings,actual door panels and a chrome grill.My Dads did not have a
chrome front bumper,but my uncle's 66 did and another uncle still has a
64 Custom Cab he bought new and it has a chrome bumper also.
These 64-66 Custom Cabs all have the Custom Cab in script on the doors,
what year(s)have the logo in a casting that surrounds the door handle?

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From: tfreemanmurphyfarms.com
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 08:19:14 -0500
Subject: Re: 390 or 360 ????????

Not necessarily true.....My 360 had slipper skirt pistons.

-Ted




"Matthew Schumacher" 7x.com> on 03/16/2000 11:56:59 PM

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Damon,

When you pull the pan look at the bottom of the pistons. If they are
skirted then it's a 390, if they are flat on the bottom then it's a 360.

schu

damon obrien wrote:
>
> I am putting a high flow oil pump in my 72 ford.
> my problem is that im not sure if me engine is a 390
> or a 360. the oil pump is the same for both engines,
> but I have been told that the hardend shaft has two
> different part #'s. could any one tell me the
> different stroke mesherments of the two? and is there
> a ez way to find the difference between the both
> engines???(it is still in the truck so Im tring to
> avoid pulling a head).
> Damon
> www.fortunecity.co.uk/pitstop/offroad/35/
> 1972 ford ranger xlt 390?360??????
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From: am14daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: Dashes
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 09:25:59 -0500

Dennis P. writes: >>.and the dashboard, but I still have some confusion
about the dash. I
always thought that in 66 they went to a "car style" dash, but then I ran
across a 66 with the old round speedometer, "truck style" dash like in my
62...It seems this was covered a loooonnnnggg time ago in this group, but
my memory is fading fast these days...<<

If memory serves me correctly the long swwept speedo type dash (car style)
was an option in the regular cabs and standard with the custom or Hi priced
cabs. The round style speedo was in my 66 standard cab el cheapo w 352 V8
and 3 on tree.

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al


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Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 09:48:11 -0800
From: "JBMCIWorld" mciworld.com>
Subject: FW: 68 body on 74 frame

watching the recent emails about the 64-66 body onto a 74 frame, I take it
that a 68-72 cab should fit also?

jeff

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From: pdesantoCinergy.com
Subject: Getting belted
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 09:51:19 -0500

¤¤From: "James Hodgson"
¤¤Subject: Seat belt laws,
¤¤Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000
¤¤ In regard to mandatory seat belt laws.....Another example of trying to
legislate a safe world...But I always wear mine....Like several others have
pointed out, there's nothing like surviving a serious crash to make a true
believer out of you.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------
Well, I've watched this thread grow and feel I have to make a comment. I
don't like government intervention in my daily life any more then anyone
else, but it's a shame that common sense had to be legislated in the first
place. Anybody that thinks they're gonna "hold on" to the wheel or the dash
in a wreck is really fooling themselves. Just because you've been lucky for
20 or 50 years doesn't mean it won't happen today. Even in a minor accident,
you might keep control simply BECAUSE you stayed put and didn't slide across
the seat. If for no other reason, think of your wife or kids in a situation
like that. Should they "pay" for your decision to not be forced to wear a
belt?
I've always worn mine since I started driving in 1968. I've never had a
serious accident, not even a scratch. But in the last 18 months I have lost
my beautiful 16 year old niece and my sons 17 year old girlfriend BOTH in
separate accidents and wholly due to the fact that they didn't "like"
seatbelts. My nieces car went in a ditch and flipped several times. She was
thrown out and died from sliding down the road on her face for a hundred
feet. Her girlfriend unbuckled her harness and walked away from the car.
(She hurt her foot getting out) I have mounted my nieces still unbuckled
belt to a plaque at her high school as a reminder to others to buckle up. My
sons girlfriend was taking 3 friends home and slid off a country road. When
the car hit a tree she was thrown out and was ripped in half when she hit a
tree. Her "seatbelted" friends were able to attend her funeral. As far as
costs go, I see the "cost" on my brother-in-laws face every day. He's a
contractor and nearly lost his business because he couldn't function for
months due to his daughters decision. Don't wear the things if you don't
want to, but remember that somebody will pay a high price for your decision.
Sorry for the lack of Ford truck content, but this is too close to home.
Thanx, Phil










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Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 07:51:34 -0800 (PST)
From: "D. DiMartino" yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: 65-66 links



--- Matt mailcity.com> wrote:
> Does anyone have links to online parts ordering for old
> trucks, like carolina classics or someone specializing in 65
> or 66 fords?

matt:

there are a bunch, like obsolete ford parts, dennis carpenter
etc.etc. but i find on line catalogs just aren't as good as a
real catalog! do a search and request them, some are free, some
will cost a buck or two. i also never order on line because
there is always a chance for confusion, availability and such.
i like to talk to people direct and get the straight skinny on
stuff.


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From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)" visteon.com>
Subject: Re: Update (and questions about) Dad's new 1979 F-15
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 11:08:42 -0500

The 79 has the integral box. 4wd has the single tie rod and drag link, 2wd
has the two piece "Y" linkage. The whole shebang, brand new is less than
$200 for all the linkage and a rebuilt box is $300 most places. Putting it
to gether requires no special tools, taking it apart can be a challenge with
no tools but can be done if you know the parts are going to be scrapped or
returned as cores so $500 tops for the whole dang thing.

Ball joints are around $26/pc (two per side), bearings are $10/set (two sets
per wheel), King pins sets are about $40 plus reaming costs so add it all up
and you tell us if $1500 is a fair price??

Only thing you have to pay labor on is the alignement which is mandatory
after all that work is done. If it's a 4wd you can have the camber checked
($20-25) before doing the ball joints and install the proper shims when you
put it back together and alignment will cost you $29, otherwise it could
cost several hundred.

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

>Hi guys! It's me again with an update, and more questions,
>about Dad's (new) 1979 F-150.
>
>The steering is still not good. It seems really loose with a
>lot of play, and when Dad called a local salvage
>yard/garage/mechanic, they quoted $1500 for the parts to
>replace the steering box, the connecting linkage, and whatever
>else was needed for that set-up.

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Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 10:26:30 -0600
Subject: Re: Getting belted
From: "John LaGrone" ford-trucks.com>

Phil, I'm very sympathetic of your losses. My prayers are with you and your
family. I, too have lost friends and relatives in senseless car accidents.

> it's a shame that common sense had to be legislated in the first
> place.

Sorry, you can't legislate common sense.

>Anybody that thinks they're gonna "hold on" to the wheel or the dash
> in a wreck is really fooling themselves. Just because you've been lucky for
> 20 or 50 years doesn't mean it won't happen today. Even in a minor accident,
> you might keep control simply BECAUSE you stayed put and didn't slide across
> the seat.

You are absolutely correct on the value and functions of seatbelts. No one
but a fool would try to argue against their use. The real trick to surviving
automobile accidents is to avoid them. 98% of all accidents occur because
the drivers are not paying attention to what is going on around them. You
always leave yourself an out, a way to escape. You always know where you are
and everyone around you, period. If your Ford truck is parked and unattended
when it is hit, that is an accident you can't avoid, but the other driver
could. Actually, I could have avoided the time my truck was struck while
parked by simply parking elsewhere. Luck has little to do with it. It really
comes down to skill behind the wheel and making conscious decisions.

I know my opinions are unpopular. I despise being told what to do by any
government when common sense dictates that it be done anyway. To me that
says, "You are too stupid to exist, so we will tell you what to do and how
to live." Yeah, someday I'll die again. Dollar wise I'm worth a whole lot
more dead than alive this time.

-- John
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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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From: "Tim and Pam Allgire" williams-net.com>
Subject: Re: 65-66 links
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 11:40:03 -0500

Check out www.dennis-carpenter.com ,they have parts for 1932--1986 Ford
Trucks.
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Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 7:23 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] 65-66 links


>Does anyone have links to online parts ordering for old trucks, like
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>
>Thanks
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From: pdesantoCinergy.com
Subject: In search of.........
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 11:34:13 -0500

Hi all- Several years ago there was a real good primer I used called
AMAK-?? (think it was 12) The auto body supply place here that sold it
went under a while back. It's a 2 part polyester-based "highfill"
sandable primer. Does anybody remember it, or where I might find it? The
stuff Eastwood has is NOT the same, and requires a special gun.
Thanx, Phil (64 F-100-needs LOTS of block sanding)


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Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 12:38:11 -0500
From: Ted Wnorowski ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: 65 Dash/Custom Cab question

At 09:26 PM 3/16/00 -0800, you wrote:

>These 64-66 Custom Cabs all have the Custom Cab in script on the doors,
>what year(s)have the logo in a casting that surrounds the door handle?

I'm not sure of any other years, but in ' 64 it was an option.
They are hard to find.
I don't have them, but see them as repros in various catalogs.
The repros are HIGH dollar. Some places don't even carry them anymore. I
would imagine they're getting hard to find too.

Ted Wnorowski
Bellevue,OH
' 64 F-250
352 transplant
4 speed
' 63 F-100
parts truck


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From: "Southerland, Rich" alldata.com>
Subject: Re: 65 Dash/Custom Cab question
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 09:45:25 -0800

We bought a bed for Dad's '67 from a guy here in Sacramento (he put a
stepside bed on it) and he had put a set of these on his '67. Said he had
to open the door skin a bit to get them to fit, but they looked really good.
Said he paid $10 for the pair at the self-serve wreckers.


At 09:26 PM 3/16/00 -0800, you wrote:

>These 64-66 Custom Cabs all have the Custom Cab in script on the doors,
>what year(s)have the logo in a casting that surrounds the door handle?

I'm not sure of any other years, but in ' 64 it was an option.
They are hard to find.

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From: "Peters, Gary (G.R.)" visteon.com>
Subject: Got to cut down.....
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 12:55:56 -0500

It's been a lot of fun on the lists but the time has come for me to back off
here at work to conserve my nerves so I will be leaving the two truck lists
here at work but may stay with it at home if I can keep up. Probably won't
be answering as many posts now for a while but hope to keep reading if I
can. Just wanted to let Y'all know why my share of the band width may
shrink to a trickle but I'll see some of you at the Forge in May :-)

You can still find me on the AFTE, PF and Core lists :-) I have to try to
get more calm and there is already so much stimulation here in the shop due
to noise and such that the lists get me to excited for my current condition
:-( I can't even talk about my retirement plans anymore without having an
episode :-(

If you respond to this, please send it to me personally, not the list :-)

--
Michigan, Pot Hole Jumping,
78 Bronco Loving, Gary
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Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 12:18:46 -0600
From: "Howard Bottles" austin.ppdi.com>
Subject: A new addition to the family

Thanks for the info regarding the '73 I sent a post about a few days
ago. I made a deal with the guy and now the '73 short bed F100 is home.
It is a Custom, but has 2 tone paint like my '74 Ranger. It has a
240/I6, PS, manual disc brakes. Pretty clean body and bed wise, all
glass is in good shape. According to the door ID tag, the truck was
built with an automatic trans, code G, but it currently has a HD 4spd,
NP i think, the reverse is to the right and down. The steering column
doesn't have the automatic shift lever in the cab or in the engine
compartment, and of course it has a clutch pedal. I guess someone went
to a lot of trouble to convert the truck from auto to manual.

Also, what does DSO stand for on the ID tag? is that District Special
Order?

I hope to get some pix and post them soon of all my trucks.

Thanks again

Howardb


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From: "Parsons, Raymond" rockymountainnews.com>
Subject: Dead Fuel Gauge
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 14:34:17 -0500

Hey guys and gals:
I need help with a dead fuel gauge. I have a 67 F250 C/S with the in-cab
tank. The fuel gauge died yesterday. I have a multimeter but not the
knowledge to use it! I have the complete set of shop manuals; can someone
explain the process for tracking down the fault? This is not normally a
daily driver, but will be for the next 3-4 weeks while my wife's %&*%$#
Trooper's wonderful GM engine is being rebuilt. Unfortunately I have not
been able to convince her to replace her truck with a real truck; has
something to do with the way the rear doors open. I am fairly mechanically
inclined but have no idea when it comes to electrical problems. My fate
rests in your able hands.

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Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 13:48:09 -0600
From: Craig Cantrell kscable.com>
Subject: Re: Dead Fuel Gauge

Easiest way is to ground the wire off of the sending unit. If it goes scale
high full, replace the sending unit. If it doesn't move then fuse, wiring or
gauge is at fault.

"Parsons, Raymond" wrote:

> Hey guys and gals:
> I need help with a dead fuel gauge. I have a 67 F250 C/S with the in-cab
> tank. The fuel gauge died yesterday. I have a multimeter but not the
> knowledge to use it! I have the complete set of shop manuals; can someone
> explain the process for tracking down the fault? This is not normally a

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From: A61fordtruckaol.com
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 16:32:04 EST
Subject: 61-64 cab supports

hey everybody,

i just was given a '61 unibody. the previous owner was either going to haul
it off to pick-a-part, or call me, so he did the right thing! it is a
longbed, and has an old 352 swapped into it from a late 50's T bird( not
running). it has a decently straight body, and is a former west texas truck
with very little rust. As a matter of fact, the only rust on the whole truck
seems to be the cab supports. they are ate up pretty bad, giving the truck
that proverbial ford bent-in-the-middle look, with about a 1" space at the
bottom of the fender between the fender and door. Does anybody make those
cab supports any more? and if not, what is the standard method of repairing
those? is it worth cutting them out of my parts truck? or is there an easier
way? thanks for your help, and gary, hang in there buddy.

Greg Schnakenberg
61 stepside (getting primed and body work even as we speak)
65 custom cab (soon to be) 460 C6 (i could be talked out of this one before i
do the swap)
61 unibody dead in the water with sick engine and saggy motor mounts

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Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 16:38:15 -0600
From: Stu Varner ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: 390 or 360 ????????

At 08:19 AM 3/17/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Not necessarily true.....My 360 had slipper skirt pistons.
>
>-Ted

Guys,

My 360 had 8 slipper skirt pistons and 6 of them said 3904V on the side of
the piston.
2 of them said 360. Go figure!

Stu
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>Damon,
>
>When you pull the pan look at the bottom of the pistons. If they are
>skirted then it's a 390, if they are flat on the bottom then it's a 360.
>
>

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Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 18:08:07 -0500
From: bill poudrier ma.ultranet.com>
Subject: Re: 390 or 360 ????????

That must have run good! The Compression height of
a 390 piston is 1.680 and a 360 is 1.776 I take that
to mean that the piston at TDC is 0.096 below the top
of the deck + the normal deck clearance of 0.104.
All this means that the piston at the top is 0.200
below the deck. Say low compression? That is unless
my book is wrong.

>Guys,
>
>My 360 had 8 slipper skirt pistons and 6 of them said 3904V on the side of
>the piston.
>2 of them said 360. Go figure!
>
>Stu
>Nuke GM!
>http://www.ford-trucks.com/~nukegm
>
>>Damon,
>>
>>When you pull the pan look at the bottom of the pistons. If they are
>>skirted then it's a 390, if they are flat on the bottom then it's a 360.
>>
>>
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From: "Hogan, Tom" kla-tencor.com>
Subject: Re: Dead Fuel Gauge
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 15:14:35 -0800


> Hey guys and gals:
> I need help with a dead fuel gauge. I have a 67 F250 C/S
> with the in-cab
> tank. The fuel gauge died yesterday. I have a multimeter but not the
> knowledge to use it! I have the complete set of shop
> manuals; can someone
> explain the process for tracking down the fault?

The fuel guage circuit is pretty simple. It consists of the guage, wiring,
and the sending unit. The circuit is connected to source voltage probably
through a voltage regulator (different from the one attached to the
alternator). If the regulator was bad then you would have problems with the
other guages (you do have other guages -- temp, oil pressure -- right?).

1. Check that you have voltage at the input side of the guage.

2. Check that you have a resistance reading through the sending unit. I
think Ford units go about 75 ohms when tank is full and lower as the tank
empties.

3. Check for loose or corroded connections.

If you were to check the sending unit at point that the guage connects to
the wire goint to the sender you can check the wiring and sender at the same
time. With the guage out you can also check that voltage is going to the
guage.

You are looking for either no voltage at the guage or infinite resistance at
the sender. If you have a digital meter it will read OL at infinite. Think
of the circuit as a chain and you're looking for the bad link.

The chain would be:

(battery 12v)--(regulator)--(guage)--(wire)--(sender)--(ground)






> Unfortunately I have not
> been able to convince her to replace her truck with a real truck; has
> something to do with the way the rear doors open.

Best to lead by example here. ;-)

Good luck

Tom H.

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From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick" mddc.com>
Subject: Re: 390 or 360 ????????
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 18:52:40 -0600

I never thought about it, but you could get the casting number off the crank
to see if it's a 360 or a 390.

Jason Kendrick
===============================================
>damon obrien wrote:
>>
>> I am putting a high flow oil pump in my 72 ford.
>> my problem is that im not sure if me engine is a 390
>> or a 360.



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Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 17:07:51 -0900
From: Matthew Schumacher 7x.com>
Subject: Re: 390 or 360 ????????

hmm, didn't know that... thanks for the message..... now the hard
part.... remembering.....

schu


tfreemanmurphyfarms.com wrote:
>
> Not necessarily true.....My 360 had slipper skirt pistons.
>
> -Ted
>
> "Matthew Schumacher" 7x.com> on 03/16/2000 11:56:59 PM
>
> Please respond to 61-79-listford-trucks.com
>
> To: 61-79-listford-trucks.com
> cc: (bcc: Ted Freeman/MURPHY_FAMILY_FARMS)
> Subject: [61-79-list] Re: 390 or 360 ????????
>
> Damon,
>
> When you pull the pan look at the bottom of the pistons. If they are
> skirted then it's a 390, if they are flat on the bottom then it's a 360.
>
> schu

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From: WEDIVE247aol.com
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2000 22:11:26 EST
Subject: Re: 65 Dash/Custom Cab question

In a message dated 3/17/2000 0:34:27 AM EST, scottford-trucks.com writes:

<< what year(s)have the logo in a casting that surrounds the door handle? >>

My 64 has the script in the door handles .

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