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61-79-list Digest Sun, 09 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 064

In This Issue:
The Muny Pit?
428 Piston ID and Code on FT Block ?
hot rod archives
1979 f600
Re: hot rod archives
Re: REPLACEMENT GRILLS
Re: REPLACEMENT GRILLS
Re: 1979 f600
Re: 1979 f600
Re: REPLACEMENT GRILLS
Dash meltdown, 79 Bronco
Re: 2V 360 Carb Adjustment?
Re: 428 Piston ID and Code on FT Block ?
Re: 2V 360 Carb Adjustment?
Re: 1979 f600
Factory deck manual
Re: 428 Piston ID and Code on FT Block ?
Re: Factory deck manual
Re: 428 Piston ID and Code on FT Block ?
Re: 428 Piston ID and Code on FT Block ?

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From: JefriHansn aol.com
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 15:03:05 EDT
Subject: The Muny Pit?

More info - well, I'm back in North Chicago. Truck made it there just
great!!! With the new eldbrock 1406 even got 13 miles per gallon. Made it
to southwest Missouri from here in Chicago - 590 miles - tooled around down
there a week - ran super - and even made it all the way back to Lexington, Il
- 150 miles short of North Chicago mind you. Don't know what happened - just
when I was thinking of getting back here and posting the hugely successful
road trip here on the list - it coughed. I thought I might had hit a bump
and bounced the throttle. It kept going. A mile latter it started loosing
power and dieing out - I pulled to the shoulder - she sat there idleing -
gave a few pmps on the gas - started knocking and died. Was dead. D E A D.
Center carbon tip in the distributor cap was busted - great - no problem -
easy fix. Had to get one all the way from Peora from The Winners Circle
(they delivered - cost me a BUNCH - dang after market Mallory is going in the
trash next saturday) Put it on - nothing - fires only about every third or
forth rev. Worked on it from 2:30 until 9:00 pm when we through in the towel.
Anybody on the list from around Lexington, Illinois can come help me out next
Saturday? It's at a guys named Harvey (used car lot/antique store) and a
great guy named Skip with a yellow emergency roadside assistance van spent
his whole Saturday trying to help and running me all over the place for parts
for a mere 25 bucks.

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From: SevnD2 aol.com
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 16:08:45 EDT
Subject: 428 Piston ID and Code on FT Block ?

I am in the process of replacing the number eight piston on my 391 FT (428
cubic inches). I have the piston out and the only markings I have found are
the number 428 cast into the outside near the piston pin boss. I know it is a
.040 oversize for a 428 engine because I contacted the builder. Just can't
find a brand or part number to go with when getting a new one.
I suppose a machine shop can match it up with one using the books they have.
Where would be the best place to get an exact replacement?

Another thing is what, does D4TE decode to. This is the number I find inside
the lifter valley and on the main caps.

Thanks in advance,
Rollie

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From: "NP 540" hotmail.com>
Subject: hot rod archives
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 14:38:50 PDT

2 days ago, someone here in this list posted a message telling
he got magazine articles reprints (?) from a web page:
www.hotrodarchives.com
But that link does not work. Can the correct URL be reposted here,
please?

Thanks!
Gerry
Vive le FORD!

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From: RSrour aol.com
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 20:16:50 EDT
Subject: 1979 f600

I am looking for fenders and doors for my '79 f600 dump. I would like to go
with new items. Does anyone know if these are available O.E.M.? I have had a
local dealer looking for me, but he has not found them yet. Is it true that
all '73-'79 f series share the same body parts from the cab forward?

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Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 20:20:04 -0400
From: bill poudrier ma.ultranet.com>
Subject: Re: hot rod archives

Hi,

I posted that URL in the last in the thread of

Re: 400C Question: Was Windsor or Cleveland?

I double clicked on the URL as I posted it and the URL
you typed in your mail and both worked for me.

I have no Idea why they do not work for you.
Possibly the site went down?
Bill

At 02:38 PM 4/9/00 PDT, you wrote:
>2 days ago, someone here in this list posted a message telling
>he got magazine articles reprints (?) from a web page:
>www.hotrodarchives.com
>But that link does not work. Can the correct URL be reposted here,
>please?
>
>Thanks!
>Gerry
>Vive le FORD!
>
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From: "Tim and Pam Allgire" williams-net.com>
Subject: Re: REPLACEMENT GRILLS
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 21:46:26 -0400

Do you mean aftermarket as in repo or aftermarket as in customized???
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From: G & J Boling alltel.net>
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Sunday, April 09, 2000 2:57 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] REPLACEMENT GRILLS


>HI
>i am new to this list and need to know if anyone can tell me of any
>aftermarket grills for a 69 F 150 or if anyone knows where i can get one
>thanks
>gordon
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From: "G & J Boling" alltel.net>
Subject: Re: REPLACEMENT GRILLS
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 22:05:26 -0400

From: Tim and Pam Allgire williams-net.com>

> Do you mean aftermarket as in repo or aftermarket as in customized???

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It really wouldnt matter which one it was i think the customized grills are
usually cheaper tho which would be even better far as i am concerned seeing
as how the customized ones even look better i think
any help tho is appreciated
THANKS
GORDON
62 T Bird
69 F 150


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Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 21:09:30 -0500
From: "Charles D. Childers, Jr." pdq.net>
Subject: Re: 1979 f600

If I'm not mistaken, the F-Series medium trucks didn't change body styles with
the pickups. It was a couple of years later.

RSrour aol.com wrote:

> I am looking for fenders and doors for my '79 f600 dump. I would like to go
> with new items. Does anyone know if these are available O.E.M.? I have had a
> local dealer looking for me, but he has not found them yet. Is it true that
> all '73-'79 f series share the same body parts from the cab forward?
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Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 21:20:52 -0500
From: "Charles D. Childers, Jr." pdq.net>
Subject: Re: 1979 f600

Wait a minute! You said cab-forward! In that case, everything would be the same
except the grill!

"Charles D. Childers, Jr." wrote:

> If I'm not mistaken, the F-Series medium trucks didn't change body styles with
> the pickups. It was a couple of years later.
>
> RSrour aol.com wrote:
>
> > I am looking for fenders and doors for my '79 f600 dump. I would like to go
> > with new items. Does anyone know if these are available O.E.M.? I have had a
> > local dealer looking for me, but he has not found them yet. Is it true that
> > all '73-'79 f series share the same body parts from the cab forward?
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From: "Tim and Pam Allgire" williams-net.com>
Subject: Re: REPLACEMENT GRILLS
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 23:22:33 -0400

It's harder to find custom grilles for the older trucks.JC Whitney has some
listings of tube grilles.Sometimes it pays to be different & customize the
one you have or make one of your own.
-----Original Message-----
From: G & J Boling alltel.net>
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Sunday, April 09, 2000 10:07 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: REPLACEMENT GRILLS


>From: Tim and Pam Allgire williams-net.com>
>
>> Do you mean aftermarket as in repo or aftermarket as in customized???
>
>==========================================================
>It really wouldnt matter which one it was i think the customized grills are
>usually cheaper tho which would be even better far as i am concerned seeing
>as how the customized ones even look better i think
>any help tho is appreciated
>THANKS
>GORDON
>62 T Bird
>69 F 150
>
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Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 03:57:10 -0700
Subject: Dash meltdown, 79 Bronco
From: Jeff Norville sosinet.net>

While fooling around trying to get too much juice out of my dash cig lighter
(79 Bronco) I managed to blow a fuse. I thought. Power inverter I was
running (I know, dumb, found out hard way) just clicked off, along with the
dome light.

Checked all fuses, everything is fine; only the dome light and cig lighter
don't work.

Anybody have any feedback on where to start the Great Dash Fried Wire Hunt?
A thief did a custom job taking out the old radio years ago (before my
time), and the last owner didn't spend much on the new unit - all sorts of
spaghetti behind the thing, making me nervous. But radio still works, at
least as well as it used to. I have to replace a heater core soon anyhow,
convenient timing.

On the topic of the heater core - I have some sort of aftermarket A/C from
the original owner (lived in LA), and it makes the dash an awfully tight
place to work in. And makes instructions I have seen read like Greek. The
evap unit sits inside the dash without the extension into the engine
compartment...

I am moving to Oregon where I hear there are many FTEers; favorite mechanics
for old trucks around Portland? Favorite machine shop (need my rear
driveshaft lengthened)?

Thanks again,
Jeff


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From: "wish" ford-trucks.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 14:02:04 GMT
Subject: Re: 2V 360 Carb Adjustment?

>After it is warmed up I can kick off the fast idle with no problem.
>Sometimes though it revs back up to fast idle speed while driving
>requiring that I shove it into neutral and kick it back down(sometimes
>it takes kicking it down 2 or 3 times to bring it back to idle speed).

Someone suggested checking to be sure its not gummed up, I'd also pull the choke
cap and double check that the spring is hooked in correctly and not broken,
otherwise the choke will flap shut and may or may not pop back open ...

Just my $.02
wish

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From: "wish" ford-trucks.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 14:03:35 GMT
Subject: Re: 428 Piston ID and Code on FT Block ?

>Another thing is what, does D4TE decode to. This is the number I find inside

>the lifter valley and on the main caps.
>

D = 1970's
4 = 4th year
T = Truck
E = Engine

I'm not makin it up, means its a 74 Truck Engine part ... lots of the parts
on my truck carry the same number.

Just my $.02
wish

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From: "Hogan, Tom" kla-tencor.com>
Subject: Re: 2V 360 Carb Adjustment?
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 07:33:22 -0700


>
> My 75 Supercab 360 2V auto has developed a problem with idle speed.
> After it is warmed up I can kick off the fast idle with no problem.
> Sometimes though it revs back up to fast idle speed while driving
> requiring that I shove it into neutral and kick it back down(sometimes
> it takes kicking it down 2 or 3 times to bring it back to idle speed).
> The truck has been sitting this winter while I brought it up to safety
> specifications, It is now certified, plated and ready to go.
> Other than this the carb and motor are functioning very well. Any
> suggestions?
> Thanks
> Greg Chalmers
> 79 300 C6
> 75 360 Supercab
>

Is this high speed idle problem a safety issue or an annoyance? I'm trying
to get a feel for the type of problem it could be. The high idle on the
carb should be controlled by a cam operated by the choke. If this is not
being pulled off properly then the choke could be coming back on after
warmup. I would try to investiate this. IN A SAFE MANNER, the next time it
happens pull into a parking lot and pop the hood. Pull the air cleaner lid
and check that the choke is fully off. You could also shut the engine down
and then pull the air cleaner assembly and check the linkage to the fast
idle. If it consistently goes to fast idle when cold but intermittently
goes to fast idle when hot I don't see how it could be the choke linkage.

Look on the intake manifold. My FE (4V) has a fitting on the manifold next
to the thermostat. There are 3 vacuum hoses going to the fitting. It is a
temperature activated switch. The 3 hoses should connect it to the
distributor advance, the manifold vacuum, and to a ported vacuum source on
the carb. Its function is to increase the idle by connecting the vacuum
advance of the distributor to manifold vacuum when engine temp goes above a
certain level. You could check this by pulling the vacuum advance hose when
the engine is exhibiting the high idle problem. If the idle goes down this
is it. On mine it will increase the idle but not enough to cause
drivability or control problems.

Also check all throttle linkages for looseness or binding.

Let us know how it goes and good luck.

Tom H.

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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 11:33:19 EDT
Subject: Re: 1979 f600

In a message dated 4/9/00 7:21:21 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
lonestarlegend pdq.net writes:

<< Wait a minute! You said cab-forward! In that case, everything would be
the same
except the grill! >>

I could be wrong, but the F-600 fenders make the truck a lil wider than the
ones on my F-350. :) Take another look, they are bubbled out to cover the
huge tires. Also the inner fenders are different.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"

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From: "Greg and Tanya" telusplanet.net>
Subject: Factory deck manual
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 09:51:43 -0600

Is there a place where I can order a manual for my factory tape deck? Can't
figure out how to change the time when we "sprang" ahead. As well, I want
to upgrade to rear speakers, and want to know if it has outputs for
additional speakers without tearing the dash apart.

Thanks,

Greg
Newly purchased,
1989 F150 ext cab 2wd MINT
Calgary, Alberta....Canada


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From: SevnD2aol.com
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 12:47:03 EDT
Subject: Re: 428 Piston ID and Code on FT Block ?

In a message dated 04/10/2000 10:05:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
wishford-trucks.net writes:

<<
D = 1970's
4 = 4th year
T = Truck
E = Engine

I'm not makin it up, means its a 74 Truck Engine part ... >>

LOL. It does seem to be too easy for that to fit. Kind of like FE means Ford
Edsel and FT means Ford Truck...
What decade does this code first appear. I was sure I had a 60's engine.
Thanks for the info.

Rollie

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From: "Tim and Pam Allgire" williams-net.com>
Subject: Re: Factory deck manual
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 12:40:38 -0400

For the clock on my truck you hold in on the clock button & use the channel
selector or "seek" + or -- feature to set time forward or back.As
far as the speaker situation,if there isn't any extra hook ups for the rear
speakers ,I would just try & splice into the wires for the front
speakers--may or may not work.
-----Original Message-----
From: Greg and Tanya telusplanet.net>
To: FORD LIST <61-79-listfordtrucks.com>
Date: Monday, April 10, 2000 11:50 AM
Subject: [61-79-list] Factory deck manual


>Is there a place where I can order a manual for my factory tape deck?
Can't
>figure out how to change the time when we "sprang" ahead. As well, I want
>to upgrade to rear speakers, and want to know if it has outputs for
>additional speakers without tearing the dash apart.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Greg
>Newly purchased,
>1989 F150 ext cab 2wd MINT
>Calgary, Alberta....Canada
>
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From: "wish" ford-trucks.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 18:23:55 GMT
Subject: Re: 428 Piston ID and Code on FT Block ?


> D = 1970's
> 4 = 4th year
> T = Truck
> E = Engine
>
>LOL. It does seem to be too easy for that to fit. Kind of like FE means Ford

>Edsel and FT means Ford Truck...
>What decade does this code first appear. I was sure I had a 60's engine.

The codes are by decade, so C is 60's, E is 80's, F is 90's ... you get the
idea I'm sure ... this will apply to 90% of the parts you find on your vehicle
... this is also the year the part was designed for, so its possible to get
late previous models with that number and following years will likely have it
unless major changes were made to the part for the following year.



Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
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From: SevnD2aol.com
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 15:00:22 EDT
Subject: Re: 428 Piston ID and Code on FT Block ?

In a message dated 04/10/2000 2:25:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
wishford-trucks.net writes:

<< The codes are by decade, so C is 60's, E is 80's, F is 90's ... >>

Ok , that makes it pretty simple.
Thanks again,
Rollie. H.

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