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61-79-list Digest Mon, 20 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 044

In This Issue:
tire sizes
Re: tire sizes
Re: tire sizes
Re: factory turned cranks
Re: tire sizes
Re: tire sizes
Re: tire sizes
Re: tire sizes
(61-79-list) Pitman arm:
Complete 8 ft Bed Assm. for 73 to 79 Ford Trucks
Re: (61-79-list) Pitman arm:
Re: (61-79-list) Pitman arm:
Re: tire sizes
headlights etc.
Re: headlights etc.
Re: Complete 8 ft Bed Assm. for 73 to 79 Ford
Re: 460 Crank Question
67 Grill, 68 to 70 DOVE series heads.
Re: headlights etc.
For Sale

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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 08:50:49 -0600
From: Stu Varner ford-trucks.com>
Subject: tire sizes

Greetings!

I have been trying to decide which tire I need to chose for the 71 F-100
4x4.
The stock rims (15 X 6.5 rims) will be blasted and painted this week and I
am very clueless as to my choices.

The truck originally came with G78 x 15 D tubeless tires. I need someone
to convert this
tire size to a modern size. I am guessing a 235x15x75 is a close match but
I need to know specifics
before I walk into my tire shop and plunk down my cash.

The tread design I really want is a ground hawg style, tractor type
directional. Bad thing is, Ground hawg
only makes 15X10 as the smallest size. Another Ford brochure I have lists
tires for the F-100 4x4's as
8.15 X 15 4PR PT.

Let's hear from you.

Thanks!

Stu
Nuke GM!
http://www.ford-trucks.com/~nukegm

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From: "William S. Hart" iastate.edu>
Subject: Re: tire sizes
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 09:08:57 -0600

> Let's hear from you.
>

Since I know you're really into the restored look and such, have you checked
with Coker Tire ? They specialize in old style tires, and have conversion
tables on hand ...

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cokertire.com/default.asp

:)

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wish


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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 09:08:07 -0800
From: Don Grossman mac.com>
Subject: Re: tire sizes

> > Let's hear from you.
>>
>
>Since I know you're really into the restored look and such, have you checked
>with Coker Tire ? They specialize in old style tires, and have conversion
>tables on hand ...
>
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cokertire.com/default.asp
>

I checked Stu's tire at the site and it didn't really look like an
off road tire. That coker tire is really a cool site. I even found
military tires for the GPW ;)

--
Don Grossman
duckdon mac.com

43 GPW
63 F-100 4x4
77 F250
99 Contour

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From: Rubberducky23 webtv.net (Danny Ling)
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 11:55:11 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Re: factory turned cranks

Sometimes the crank gets scratched or damaged in the manufacturing
process and they will turn it .010" instead of scrapping that crank and
using another.... remember the manufacturers are in business to make
money. Just another way of saving dough. When I worked for Chrysler, the
head mechanic said he's seen motors in new trucks with .030 overbore
from the factory (the cylender wall got scratched or something). Look
closely and you will find a lot of incidences similar to this.

Laters, Danny Ling


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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 12:24:09 -0600
From: Stu Varner ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: tire sizes

Already looked at Coker's site. 8^(

Anyone else?

Thanks Don and Bill!

Stu
Nuke GM!
http://www.ford-trucks.com/~nukegm


At 09:08 AM 3/20/00 -0800, you wrote:
>> > Let's hear from you.
>>>
>>
>>Since I know you're really into the restored look and such, have you checked
>>with Coker Tire ? They specialize in old style tires, and have conversion
>>tables on hand ...
>>
>>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cokertire.com/default.asp
>>
>
>I checked Stu's tire at the site and it didn't really look like an
>off road tire. That coker tire is really a cool site. I even found
>military tires for the GPW ;)
>

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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 11:17:07 -0800
From: Jason Derra internetcds.com>
Subject: Re: tire sizes

Are you looking for radials or bias ply?
Jason

Stu Varner wrote:

> Already looked at Coker's site. 8^(
>
> Anyone else?
>
> Thanks Don and Bill!
>
> Stu
> Nuke GM!
> http://www.ford-trucks.com/~nukegm
>
> At 09:08 AM 3/20/00 -0800, you wrote:
> >> > Let's hear from you.
> >>>
> >>
> >>Since I know you're really into the restored look and such, have you checked
> >>with Coker Tire ? They specialize in old style tires, and have conversion
> >>tables on hand ...
> >>
> >>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cokertire.com/default.asp
> >>
> >
> >I checked Stu's tire at the site and it didn't really look like an
> >off road tire. That coker tire is really a cool site. I even found
> >military tires for the GPW ;)
> >
> ==========================================================
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> the words "unsubscribe 61-79-list" in the subject of the
> message.




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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 13:50:23 -0600
From: Stu Varner ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: tire sizes

Radials.

Thanks!

Stu
Nuke GM!
http://www.ford-trucks.com/~nukegm
>>
>> At 09:08 AM 3/20/00 -0800, you wrote:
>> >> > Let's hear from you.
>> >>>
>> >>
>> >>Since I know you're really into the restored look and such, have you
checked
>> >>with Coker Tire ? They specialize in old style tires, and have
conversion
>> >>tables on hand ...
>> >>
>> >>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cokertire.com/default.asp
>> >>
>> >
>> >I checked Stu's tire at the site and it didn't really look like an
>> >off road tire. That coker tire is really a cool site. I even found
>> >military tires for the GPW ;)
>

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From: "William S. Hart" iastate.edu>
Subject: Re: tire sizes
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 14:04:25 -0600

> Radials.
>
> >> >>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cokertire.com/default.asp
> >> >>

Geeze Stu, you got spring break this week or what ? :)

What I originally intended to happen with the cokertire site was that you
could check it for a translational size I would think, then go to your
favorite store or tirerack.com or wherever and see what your options were
...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wish


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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 15:50:04 -0500
From: Rob Long bigfoot.com>
Subject: (61-79-list) Pitman arm:

Hey guys! Anyone have a suggestion where to get a pitman arm for my 78
F250 with a 4" lift???

thanks!

Rob


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From: "Dan Auman" paonline.com>
Subject: Complete 8 ft Bed Assm. for 73 to 79 Ford Trucks
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 19:12:07 -0500


I would like to know the web sites that carry complete 8 ft fleetside beds. I have a 77 F250 4x4 that is in dire need of a new bed. I finally saved the money to buy one from ARP but now they don't carry them. I NEED HELP.

Dano
dano paonline.com


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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 16:23:23 -0800
From: Don Grossman mac.com>
Subject: Re: (61-79-list) Pitman arm:

>Hey guys! Anyone have a suggestion where to get a pitman arm for my 78
>F250 with a 4" lift???
>
>thanks!
>
>Rob

I don't believe that they make a drop pitman arm for the ford but you
can get a raised steering block that bolts between the knuckle and
the steering arm. Don't remember who makes it :(

Laters
--
Don Grossman
duckdon mac.com


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From: "Gary R. Peters" lni.net>
Subject: Re: (61-79-list) Pitman arm:
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 20:09:34 -0800

They used to have them and I'm reasonaby sure they still do. I have one to
fit the integral box on the 78 trucks. I don't think the pitman splined
section has changed much over the years??

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

> >Hey guys! Anyone have a suggestion where to get a pitman arm for my 78
> >F250 with a 4" lift???



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From: "Gary R. Peters" lni.net>
Subject: Re: tire sizes
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 20:52:12 -0800

The G78 15 D would be similar to the 215 R75 and the "D" is the load rating,
the H78 is more like the 235 R75 and will fit your rims very nicely. If you
look at inch sized tires like the 31x10.5x15 then the cross section number
should be roughly 2" larger than the rim you have so with 6.5" rims you can
use 8.5 or 9.5 width and still expect the bead to seat properly. 10.5's
would be better on a 7.5 or 8" rim.

One example is the 12.5x33x15 which can be used on 8" or 10" rims for
different applications. On 8" rims they ride a little softer and have more
balloon effect but are still narrower over all than on 10" rims so they also
clear radius arms a little better. On 10" rims they fit the bead almost
perfeclty but are very stiff riding, wider so have less clearance to the
radius arms etc..

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

> The stock rims (15 X 6.5 rims) will be blasted and painted this week and I
> am very clueless as to my choices.
>
> The truck originally came with G78 x 15 D tubeless tires. I need someone
> to convert this
> tire size to a modern size. I am guessing a 235x15x75 is a close match
but



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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 21:01:34 -0500 (EST)
From: younkers auracom.com (R)
Subject: headlights etc.

I've been having problems with the lights on my '78 lately. Problem one is
that my dashlights have been in darkness for months. (not a big deal, most
of my driving is in daylight). Problem two is that periodically, my
headlights will refuse to come on. This means all lights (head, parking,
clearance, tail). Usually, flicking from high beam to low and back, or
pulling the switch on and off a couple of times will give me light again.
I've been told that this may be a problem with the switch in the dash. The
local UAP/NAPA has a switch in stock (miracle of miracles) and it's only
$22.50 (Canadian) but I thought I'd check with the experts to see if this
was the most logical thing to check. I recently purchased an inexpensive
multimeter so if there are other potential problem areas to check first, I'm
ready. What say you?

Thanks

Bonkrr
Proud Owner
1995 SHO Taurus (129,000km)
1987 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe (249,000 km)
1978 F-150 Step Side 4X4 (155,000km)

Over 500,000 kilometres of Power By FORD


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From: ZRSnoPro007 aol.com
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 21:16:03 EST
Subject: Re: headlights etc.

Dear Bonkrr,

First check all the grounds. You may have a short somewere. Second your
switch may be shot. check and replace if neccisary. If problem continue take
it to a shop and have them look at it. That is all I can think of right now.
I hope that you get those lights working.



Adam "Crash" Hanson #7x

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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 20:33:57 -0600
From: Stu Varner ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Complete 8 ft Bed Assm. for 73 to 79 Ford

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.dvap.com


It is a junkyard in Arizona. They ship and they are pricey but everyone I
have talked to says they are
good to deal with and they have been pleased with what they bought.

Stu
Nuke GM!
http://www.ford-trucks.com/~nukegm


At 07:12 PM 3/20/00 -0500, you wrote:
>
>I would like to know the web sites that carry complete 8 ft fleetside
beds. I have a 77 F250 4x4 that is in dire need of a new bed. I finally
saved the money to buy one from ARP but now they don't carry them. I NEED
HELP.


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From: "Luke Phillips" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: 460 Crank Question
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 20:42:37 CST

My 73 460 came fom the factory with 0.010 over rod bearings. I just wanted
to know why.

>From: Jason Derra internetcds.com>
>Reply-To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: [61-79-list] Re: 460 Crank Question
>Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 21:01:52 -0800
>
>.010 under from what? I don't think they ever did. 3.00" mains and 2.50"
>rods since as far back as I can remember.
> Jason
>
>Luke Phillips wrote:
>
> > Why did Ford have there cranks turned 0.010 from the factory? Thanks,
> >
> > Luke Phillips
> > 67 F100 shortbed 240 I6 (460 in the works!)
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From: "Luke Phillips" hotmail.com>
Subject: 67 Grill, 68 to 70 DOVE series heads.
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 21:02:26 CST

I am looking for a FLAWLESS front grill for my 1967 F100. Does anyone have
one for sale? Obsolete Ford Parts only sells the light bezels for the grill.
I have tried all the other old Ford parts catalogs and came up with nothing.
So now I am asking my fellow Ford buddies. I am also looking for a set of 68
to 70 model DOVE series heads for my 73 460. They can be stock or ported and
polished it does not matter to me. Thanks in advance....

Luke Phillips
67 F100 shortbed 240 I6 (460 in the works!)
______________________________________________________


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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 22:50:33 -0500
From: Dan Herrmann in-motion.net>
Subject: Re: headlights etc.

At 09:01 PM 3/20/00 -0500, you wrote:
>I've been having problems with the lights on my '78 lately. Problem one is
>that my dashlights have been in darkness for months. (not a big deal, most
>of my driving is in daylight). Problem two is that periodically, my
>headlights will refuse to come on. This means all lights (head, parking,
>clearance, tail). Usually, flicking from high beam to low and back, or
>pulling the switch on and off a couple of times will give me light again.
>I've been told that this may be a problem with the switch in the dash.
>Bonkrr
>Proud Owner
>1978 F-150 Step Side 4X4 (155,000km)

===============================================

Besides the in-dash switch try the floor dimmer switch as well. It is also
very cheap, usually under $20 from Ford, NAPA, CarQuest, AutoZone, etc...
My 1975 Explorer experienced the same symptoms as you described above and
it turned out to be a bad dimmer switch. The switch would get Very Hot
after the lights had been on for awhile and it would also stick in the down
position often when trying to use it, necessitating the need to use your
toe to pop it back up.

Good Luck!

Dan Herrmann
64 & 66' F100 Custom Cab
69' F100 Ranger
75' F150 Explorer
78' F150 Ranger XLT
92' F150 Custom
92' Tempo GL


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From: Pyrate951 aol.com
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 00:08:10 EST
Subject: For Sale

I hate to do it but I need to move up to a bigger truck. My camper is just to
big for this truck. So anyone in the Seattle area interested in a 1968 f-250
camper special? New heads, clutch is a little loose but other than that runs....


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