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61-79-list Digest Thu, 13 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 068

In This Issue:
Re: TripToTheGreatPacificNW II
1964 Ford F-100
Re: Horn on '76 F150 Ranger XLT
power steering gear
F-600 parts
1976 Medium Duty Electrical Drawings
74 CrewCab 4x4
300 240 distributor
77 F250 Instrument Cluster Help-new owner
Autos
Re: 300 240 distributor
Re: dist cap
Re: 390 engine
Farm and Ranch Special
Trip out West...
Horn
Re: Farm and Ranch Special
240 to 302 swap
engine finally done!!
Re: engine finally done - wrong link (sorry)
Re: engine finally done - wrong link (sorry)
Miracle Gas Guage Fix During Bed Swap

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From: "Pat" aisl.bc.ca>
Subject: Re: TripToTheGreatPacificNW II
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 13:54:16 -0700

It's getting better and better the further north in the Northwest that I
hear about. How about Powell River, BC. No Shari's though and two ferries to
get here. Nice destination though. Spot to work, some parts and enthusiastic
although sometimes dangerous help.
Pat
Patsplace
77 F250 4X4
78 F150 W/Overloads
72 Ranger parts truck
79 F250 4X4 (Dream Truck Under Construction)
78 F250 2WD Lariat Donor for the DT.

I'm up for a get together in Seattle, problem is, I don't
know where there are any Shari's in the Seattle area.







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From: "Pat" aisl.bc.ca>
Subject: 1964 Ford F-100
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 14:02:43 -0700


----- Original Message -----
From: Pat aisl.bc.ca>
To: <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 2:00 PM


> Free advice is usually worth what you pay for it so here's mine.
> NO IT'S NOT BLOODY WORTH THAT MUCH MONEY!! Even if they were Canadian
> dollars, ya'know, the little guys (for now) it would be too much to pay.
> Thats a chunk of change for something that far gone.
> Pat
> Patsplace
> 77 F250 4X4
> 78 F150 W/Overloads
> 72 Ranger parts truck
> 79 F250 4X4 (Dream Truck Under Construction)
> 78 F250 2WD Lariat Donor for the DT.
>
>
> From: WEDIVE247 aol.com
> Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 23:53:00 EDT
> Subject: Re: 1964 Ford F-100
>
> The guy is wanting $750 for it.
> Is it worth it?
> Thanks,
> Jim Moore >>
>
>
>
>
>



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From: "Serian" flashmail.com>
Subject: Re: Horn on '76 F150 Ranger XLT
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 17:38:55 -0400

> I've got a question that hopefully someone can give some insight to.
> The horn on my '76 hasn't worked correctly for a while and after digging
> into it found a few things:
>
> 1. The horn will honk if the wheel is turned approx. 90 degrees in
> either direction.
> 2. The tab that the horn button assembly connects to has fire.
> 3. The column itself (that the sterring wheel bolts to) does not seem
> to be making a ground connection. If I ground the horn to something
> else everything works fine.
>
> Any suggestions are appreciated...

It sounds like the wire that goes to the ground terminal is broken
or otherwise is not connected properly.
Your horn pad should have 2 wires leading out of it, and two
spades that these wires go to. It doesnt really matter which goes
on which, since the horn pad is a simple switch. Perhaps one
of the wires was left off the spade, and it falls against it when the
wheel is turned ?



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From: "Don Taylor" nt.sympatico.ca>
Subject: power steering gear
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 17:16:31 -0600

I have a 1972 Ford F250 with standard steering. I want to change to power
steering. Can anyone suggest where I can find a good used power steering
gear that will bolt in without modifications

Donald L. Taylor, Box 426, Norman Wells, NT X0E 0V0
Ph.18675872820
This message transmitted by the power of God who, in these last days
has choosen to enable mankind to use some of the marvelous
features He built into his creation


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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 20:06:10 EDT
Subject: F-600 parts

Hey folks, I need a parts hunting party, preferably on the South west side of
the country. Thats nice and close, and less likely to be a rust culture. I
need a driver side fender for a 73 F-600. Any ideas on who has one? Any of
YOU packrats have one? The one that got destroyed (line lock failed, rolled
into the back of a semi) was one dad pieced together from a wrecked one, and
a rusted one. Dad was awfully disappointed it happened. Took him 2 days to
make that fender straight. Fenders are the same from 73-79, just like the
light duty trucks.

Thanks
Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"

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From: "rich" exis.net>
Subject: 1976 Medium Duty Electrical Drawings
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 21:58:55 -0400

Group

I purchased a set of class D schematic drawings (electrical) for a 1976
F500 -750 Cowl and F500-880 Cab from Helm Publications. I was trying to get
a set of schematics for my 76 F250. Guess my truck isn't quite what Helm
call's Medium Duty! :) If any one want's to trade for a set of F100-f250
electrical drawings (light Duty ?), Please let me know. I'd send them back,
but the shipping & restocking fee is as much as I paid for them.

Thanks
Rich


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Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 19:34:49 -0700
From: Don Grossman mac.com>
Subject: 74 CrewCab 4x4

There was some talk a while back about people looking for 4 door ford
trucks and I just wanted to let anyone here know. My Back Dr. is
looking to sell his 74 1 ton. It is a 4x4, dana 60's front and rear,
NP435, divorced 205, 5K miles on rebuilt 390 low miles on tires and
wheel ( I think the tires were put on at the same time as the motor
rebuild). It was kind of a project truck he just doesn't have time
for. Needs paint, and the interior finished. Asking price is $4k.
We are in Willits,CA and if anyone is really serious I can get some
pics or phone number for you.

Laters
--
Don Grossman
duckdon mac.com

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

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From: Tim Sherva prismnet.com>
Subject: 300 240 distributor
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 21:59:15 -0500


Hey anyone know if a late model 300-6 distributor will work on the
early 240-6 Maybe even a electronic (I know it will need the box) ???

Anyone in Texas have a clean bench seat for a 66 F100
mines had it. Or will a later model fit, just wondering before
I spend hours in the junk yard measuring and looking for
one in decent shape

Thanks
Tim Sherva


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From: "Chris Dains" earthlink.net>
Subject: 77 F250 Instrument Cluster Help-new owner
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 23:46:26 -0700


Hello Guy's:

I'm a new proud owner of a '77 F250 Custom 4x4 with a 351M/400 and new to the 61-79 list group. The truck is handed down to me by my father with 58K original miles and he bought it new in '77. It run's great. It's been an "extra" for 23 years and needs only minor fixes here and there.(I hope) If you can believe this last week I replaced the original set of tires and fan belts. My goal is complete restoration.(guess the wife doesn't get to go shopping)

My problem is the only item that works on the dash cluster is the Speedometer. The turn signals work at random and no ammeter or fuel gauge. Easy fix or dash overhaul??

I'm a novice auto person and any insight into this fix is appreciated. Thought I'd ask some trusted Ford freinds before I took it apart.

Much Appreciated, Chris.....


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Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 21:49:17 -0700
From: Jason Derra internetcds.com>
Subject: Autos

After the discussions we had a while back about manuals and autos, I
figured I would eat a little crow. This last weekend I bought a '96
F250 4WD Extended Cab Powerstroke...
uh...err, automatic. The price was right and it was owned by an older
couple that really took good care of it. I am still a little leery of
the OD automatics reliability under towing conditions, but we'll give it
a try. This is the first automatic vehicle I have owned in a long
time. It is hard to get used to not having to shift (or stabbing for
the clutch pedal at a stop light). It does make it easier to eat a
sandwich, drink a Big Gulp, talk on my cell phone, change CD's, admire
myself in the mirror, etc, etc all at the same time. LOL
FTE content: Anyone want to buy my 77 F150 4X4?

Jason


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From: "sean michael bishop" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: 300 240 distributor
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 05:57:58 EDT

Yes the distributor will work. They are basicly the same motor except for
Stroke.

>From: Tim Sherva prismnet.com>
>Reply-To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: [61-79-list] 300 240 distributor
>Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 21:59:15 -0500
>
>
>Hey anyone know if a late model 300-6 distributor will work on the
>early 240-6 Maybe even a electronic (I know it will need the box) ???
>
>Anyone in Texas have a clean bench seat for a 66 F100
>mines had it. Or will a later model fit, just wondering before
>I spend hours in the junk yard measuring and looking for
>one in decent shape
>
>Thanks
>Tim Sherva
>
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From: NUTCH11 aol.com
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 07:17:33 EDT
Subject: Re: dist cap

hi

there used to be something called cap-adapt .that gave you an adapter from
the small dist to large cap you also got a tall rotor. i think summit and
jegs still carry it.
also i'm fairly sure all ford v-8' dists 60-79 ( might be off a little ) take
the same size
cap.
related item. the duraspark dist parts for 302 will fit an older fe dist.
you can buy a
rebuilt at most parts stores for $35 however the core charge is around $40.
one problem you may run into using the duraspark dist. is the advance plate
is set for the 75 engines and has more retard than earlier models.
avoid all this buy using a petronix system around $60 at jegs . no box no
extra wiring.
nutch

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From: "wish" ford-trucks.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 13:02:08 GMT
Subject: Re: 390 engine



>how much horsepower and torque does a 1969 390 have? Is it 190 hp like
>it says on the carburator? thanks
>

Your carb has your HP listing on it ? I've never noticed that ... seems like
the 360 2V was rated for 190, and the 390 was around 215 ... but that's just
advertised numbers anyway ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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From: "Christopher Worley" hotmail.com>
Subject: Farm and Ranch Special
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 07:24:07 PDT

Does anyone know if a Farm and Ranch Special F-100 is rare? I saw one today,
and I haven't seen too many others.



Chris
'67 F100 352
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Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 07:34:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: "J. Allison" yahoo.com>
Subject: Trip out West...

Well folks...
So far about 5 guys are interested in hooking up in
Vancouver, Wa on Sunday. Things are looking very good.
I will post a final update on Saturday to the list
with a confirmed time/place and send private e-mails
to those that have contacted me personally. (I am
assuming that this post will make it onto the Sunday
version of the digest) Hope to see you all there with
or without your trucks. Anyone else who wishes to join
can send me a private e-mail right up to the last
minute... Thanks! J. Allison

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From: am14 daimlerchrysler.com
Subject: Horn
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 12:01:26 -0400

John B writes: >>1. The horn will honk if the wheel is turned approx. 90
degrees in
either direction.
2. The tab that the horn button assembly connects to has fire.
3. The column itself (that the sterring wheel bolts to) does not seem
to be making a ground connection. If I ground the horn to something
else everything works fine.

Any suggestions are appreciated<<

Check to see if you have a ground strap aroung the "rag joint". This is
necessary for the horn to work properly. I had to make a ground strap for
one just recently. Just took some copper wire(approx 20 Ga) and made a
loop in each end large enough to go over one of the bolts on either side of
the rag joint.

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al


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From: "wish" ford-trucks.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 15:36:02 GMT
Subject: Re: Farm and Ranch Special

>Does anyone know if a Farm and Ranch Special F-100 is rare? I saw one today,

>and I haven't seen too many others.
>

I used to see a few here and there in the Deals on Wheels and such, but never
too many of them. .. Also remember rare is not the same as desireable :)

Are these Farm and Ranch Special's all 6cyls ? Seems like the ones I saw advertised
were ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 11:04:35 -0600 (MDT)
From: Scott William Richmond ucalgary.ca>
Subject: 240 to 302 swap


Hi everyone,

The 240 in my truck is getting pretty tired and I would like to change it
to something else with a little more power. This would also allow me to
put taller gears in it (I now have 3.70) so the highway mileage wouldn't
kill me so bad. I recently calculated I get 8 mpg at 60 mph on a highway
trip. Anyway, I've heard the bellhousing bolt pattern is the same for the
240/300 and the 302. Is this true? If so, will the clutch and flywheel
from my 240 bolt onto a 302? Does anyone have a 302, 4-speed combo with
3.25 gears and how do you find this for mileage and acceleration?

Thanks,
Scott


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From: Matt Senn avistacom.net>
Subject: engine finally done!!
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 10:06:58 -0700

well, for the last month i've been working on rebuilding my 390 and it's
finally done . . . http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.choaticdelusions.com under the powerplant
"pics" link . . . i should be putting it in and starting it up this weekend
if it ever quits snowing . . .

thanks to everyone for the all the tips and insight that have come across
this list in the last year that i've been a part of it . . . i appreciate
it!!!!!




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From: Matt Senn avistacom.net>
Subject: Re: engine finally done - wrong link (sorry)
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 10:07:42 -0700

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.chaoticdelusions.com . . . fingers move faster than the brain!!




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From: Matt Senn avistacom.net>
Subject: Re: engine finally done - wrong link (sorry)
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 10:19:25 -0700

ok, 3rd time is the charm (and i promise, no more posts today from me!)

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

sorry!





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Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 17:41:55 -0400
From: George Selby ibox.net>
Subject: Miracle Gas Guage Fix During Bed Swap

Got the bed all bolted down, kinda wierd having a tailgate, just had a
metal grate for the past year.

Anyway my gas guage never has worked right, it sometimes works, usually
doesn't. While I had the bed off, I replumbed the fuel line under the
bed (PO had 3/8" line necked down to 1/4" line to pass through a tiny
filter??) I replaced all that, and while I had the bed off I checked....


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