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61-79-list Digest Tue, 09 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 095

In This Issue:
Re: Strangling an FE Waterneck!
Azie's back on line
Re 462 and 490?!!
Re: Fw: Azie's back on line
Manuals
70 302 valve adjustment
Re: Manuals
Re: Manuals
JC Whitney Body parts
Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Re: 70 302 valve adjustment
Re: Aligning a 4X4
9" gears
Re: scalawags???
Re: Fw: Azie's back on line
Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Re: JC Whitney Body parts
460 4speed is finally done!
Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Re: 9" gears
Re: 70 302 valve adjustment
Re: 70 302 valve adjustment
Re: Aligning a 4X4
Re: Manuals
Re: JC Whitney Body parts
292 Exhaust Flapper Valve

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From: "Ross Johansson" alaska.net>
Subject: Re: Strangling an FE Waterneck!
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 09:11:02 -0800

my '67 FE 352 takes a takes 63mm thermostat


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Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 8:08 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: Strangling an FE Waterneck!


> In a message dated 5/8/2000 11:09:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> redneck raex.com writes:
>
> > Well, my ultra-tight cheek-squeezin' 390 rebuild kinda sorta project has
> > gone back together quite well.... but I ran into a little 1 dollar snag
> > tonight that I need the FTE help on!
> >
> > I put the 4v intake onto the motor, and it's a C5 casting, so it's a 4v
> > intake from a '65 motor.. Well, the waterneck hole (where the
thermostat)
> > goes is HUGE compared to the waterneck off of the '70 2v intake that I
> > had! So what I get is a thermostat that fits into teh waterneck just
> fine,
> > but falls into the hole in the intake!
> >
> > So the question is: (and I dont' want to change intakes!) what the
heck
> > do I do now? Run with no thermostat, or where can I find the right
> > waterneck, and a larger thermostat?!?!
> >
> The right water neck is probibly your best bet. However, if in a pinch (as
I
> often am, you can probibly make a work around if you are handy at
fabricating
> things. Simply make a plate that matches the water neck (with the
appropriate
> size hole for teh thermostat) and affix it to the manifold with rtv &
gasket.
> Then place teh thermostat against the "reducer" you made and then the
water
> neck with it's gasket. Im sure it would work and could be done neatly.
>
> Just a thought for what it's worth.
>
>
> George in Fl.
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From: "Pat" aisl.bc.ca>
Subject: Azie's back on line
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 10:39:25 -0700


Now if we could
just get Gary back this list would be a little more exciting.

Like you heard earlier, welcome back Azie. What's goin' on with Sir Gary? I
gotta agree that the list is a more interesting place with Gary around (Not
that it's not great the way that it is, but I certainly enjoyed the debates)
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.








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Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 13:44:14 -0500
From: Dwight Comfort tic.bisman.com>
Subject: Re 462 and 490?!!

>Date: Mon, 08 May 2000 13:52:46 -0500
>Subject: Re: 462 Motor
>From: "John LaGrone" ford-trucks.com>
>...

>Now for a question: Was 462 as big as this family went, or was there a 490?

->- 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!!!!

John,
I never heard of a factory 490! I beleive the factory biggest was 462.

Dwight Comfort
Proud owner of:
1975 F250 SC LWB 460-4bbl V8
1999 Excort ZX2 Sport 122-EFI I4



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Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 11:44:20 -0700
From: Keith Srb ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Fw: Azie's back on line

At 07:08 AM 05/09/2000 -0500, you wrote:



>Good morning Fellow AFTE'ers. Finally got that home computer up and
>running and got back on line. Was sure a pain in the rear. Haven't had
>time to do a single thing on my Ford trucks yet. Been too busy catching
>up on other things. Going to go to breakfast this AM in my wifes '76
>flareside. (FTE content.)
>
>John Nilon -- Got the package. You are absolutely too kind and
>thoughtful. Thanks.
>
>Azie Magnusson
>Ardmore, Al.

Nice to have you back on line! :)

Later
Keith


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From: "dcain" gwu.edu>
Subject: Manuals
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 15:11:05 -0400


Does anyone know where to get shop manuals and wiring diagrams?

David
67 F100



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Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 15:40:34 -0700
From: "JB MCIWorld" mciworld.com>
Subject: 70 302 valve adjustment


can someone tell me what the proper adjustment procedures are. I'm under the
impression that the 302 has no-adjustable hydraulic valves. Am I right that
the
rockers are simply torqued down to spec?
thanks
jeff



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From: "Ross Johansson" alaska.net>
Subject: Re: Manuals
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 11:41:36 -0800

Here are a couple of links for auto literature....

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

http://www.motorhaven.com/

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


Ross
Anchorage, Alaska
1967 F100 4x4





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>
> Does anyone know where to get shop manuals and wiring diagrams?
>
> David
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>
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From: "Christopher Worley" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Manuals
Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 13:41:28 PDT

try the fte main site they have a wide variety of manuals and such for sale

Chris 67 F100


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>Subject: [61-79-list] Manuals
>Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 15:11:05 -0400
>
>
>Does anyone know where to get shop manuals and wiring diagrams?
>
>David
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Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 15:56:04 -0500
From: "Howard Bottles" austin.ppdi.com>
Subject: JC Whitney Body parts

Does anyone have any experience with the truck body panels from JCW? I
am in need of a tailgate for my '74 F350 and they have one for $69. Any
info and/or opinions are appreciated

Howardb


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From: "Southerland, Rich" alldata.com>
Subject: Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 14:02:11 -0700

For that kind of $ are you sure it's not just a "skin" (outside sheet metal
you must weld on)? I just got my Dennis Carpenter catalog and gates for
'67-'72 are over $350. I've heard complaints from list members about JCW
sheetmetal, being thin and poor fitting. For $69, I wouldn't expect much...
(Besides, within the last couple weeks, I saw several tailgates offered on
this list for that kind of money)
Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Bottles [mailto:Howard.Bottles austin.ppdi.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 1:56 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [61-79-list] JC Whitney Body parts


Does anyone have any experience with the truck body panels from JCW? I
am in need of a tailgate for my '74 F350 and they have one for $69. Any
info and/or opinions are appreciated

Howardb


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Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 16:22:55 -0500
From: "Howard Bottles" austin.ppdi.com>
Subject: Re: JC Whitney Body parts

No, this really looks to be the full meal deal. A complete tailgate, less the
handle and lock mechanism, that has to be reused from the old one. I just wonder
if the sheetmetal is super thin.

Howard

"Southerland, Rich" wrote:

> For that kind of $ are you sure it's not just a "skin" (outside sheet metal
> you must weld on)? I just got my Dennis Carpenter catalog and gates for
> '67-'72 are over $350. I've heard complaints from list members about JCW
> sheetmetal, being thin and poor fitting. For $69, I wouldn't expect much...
> (Besides, within the last couple weeks, I saw several tailgates offered on
> this list for that kind of money)
> Rich
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Howard Bottles [mailto:Howard.Bottles austin.ppdi.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 1:56 PM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [61-79-list] JC Whitney Body parts
>
> Does anyone have any experience with the truck body panels from JCW? I
> am in need of a tailgate for my '74 F350 and they have one for $69. Any
> info and/or opinions are appreciated
>
> Howardb
>
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From: "Bob" home.com>
Subject: Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 17:29:15 -0400

The doors I got were a little dented in shipping, plus the metal is a lot
thinner than OEM. But hey, they're rust free...for now.

bob

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:61-79-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Howard Bottles
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 4:56 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [61-79-list] JC Whitney Body parts


Does anyone have any experience with the truck body panels from JCW? I
am in need of a tailgate for my '74 F350 and they have one for $69. Any
info and/or opinions are appreciated

Howardb

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Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 17:00:08 -0500
From: "Howard Bottles" austin.ppdi.com>
Subject: Re: JC Whitney Body parts

That's the bright side to this one, at least a new one won't look like swiss
cheese and actually open and shut properly. I think I might give one a shot,
I think they have a money back guarantee.....

Howard

Bob wrote:

> The doors I got were a little dented in shipping, plus the metal is a lot
> thinner than OEM. But hey, they're rust free...for now.
>
> bob
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 61-79-list-bounce ford-trucks.com
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> Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 4:56 PM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [61-79-list] JC Whitney Body parts
>
> Does anyone have any experience with the truck body panels from JCW? I
> am in need of a tailgate for my '74 F350 and they have one for $69. Any
> info and/or opinions are appreciated
>
> Howardb
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From: GMontgo930 aol.com
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 20:09:45 EDT
Subject: Re: 70 302 valve adjustment

In a message dated 5/9/2000 3:39:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
jeffrey.bennett mciworld.com writes:

>
> can someone tell me what the proper adjustment procedures are. I'm under
the
> impression that the 302 has no-adjustable hydraulic valves. Am I right that
> the
> rockers are simply torqued down to spec?
> thanks
> jeff

I know the '73's were non-adjustable. Just "tourqe and drive". Cant sweare to
teh '70's but I's suspect it's the same way.

George in Fl.

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From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: Re: Aligning a 4X4
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 17:51:53 -0700 (PDT)

Erik wrote:
> There is no spring pirch to shim on his 78, it's coil sprung, and
> shims that adjust camber can be had for a D44 (I have two sets, 1/2
> deg & 1.5 deg sitting in my basement) they go behind the spindle,
> are tapered and can influence toe in/out depending on how you put
> them in.

When I had my D44 out, I very carefully measured the camber relative
to the axle tubes which were straight. Camber on one side was close
to 2 degrees positive. It is enough to see with the naked eye. This
means I would need a shim that is about .2" thick if the thin side is
0 to get it to 0 deg camber. The problem is the studs on the steering
knuckle. 3 of them are long enough to get a nut and lock washer on,
but 2 of them protrude from the spindle flange by the thickness of a
nut. If I shim it out .2" the nut would only be on by half the threads.
Is this normal?

Don't worry, I can measure this pretty accurately, but I would have it
checked at a shop before shimming the spindle. BTW where can you buy
these shims? Anyone know what the camber spec is on a truck like mine?

BTW, how come the studs holding the spindle on the steering knuckle
are so small compared to the lugs that hold your wheel on?

> The biggest problem with using the bushing on then upper ball joint,
> is that bushing is adjusted in very small ammounts (1/8~1/4 turns)
> in order to get the correct preload on the ball joint. With the off
> set bushing, you have to adjust the preload and use the same bushing
> to set your camber/caster one or more settings will never be correct..
> workable maybe,,, but never correct.

I second that. After going through the procedure of preloading new
ball joints, I would not even consider offset bushings. Besides,
wouldn't they alter caster too?


Mark in Southwest Washington
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacifier.com/~draco/Truck.html
--
'74 F-100 Ranger XLT 4x4
in digest mode


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Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 19:56:15 -0600
From: Dustin Cross uswest.net>
Subject: 9" gears

I'm looking for a good source for 9" rear end gears

Dustin


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Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 21:58:25 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: scalawags???

At 09:28 PM 5/8/00 , you wrote:

>Euuhh....
>What is a "scalawags"???
>Being french-speaking (the only one on this list?), even if I speak
>english very well, there is still a few expressions that stumps me!
>Eck, it took me YEARS to figure-out what was a "pit-woopie"! I heard
>that expression in one of those Star-Treck The Next Generation episode. FTE contents: I bought ANOTHER 1978 F-100 the other day;
>almost all stripped down, but cab and bed floor salvageable! Now, if
>I could get some days off from work, I'd start fixin' my 79 F-150
>4x4! My next buy: MiG welder!!! But anybody can recomand me if I
>should take gas or gasless?
>
>Vive le FORD!
>Gerry

It doesn't have a concrete definition. It's pirate talk
for "scum bag" or low-life, but usually said in jest or
as a humorous cut-down among friends.

Ken



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Date: Tue, 09 May 2000 21:59:42 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Fw: Azie's back on line

Welcome back Azie! You left so quickly that day that I don't think
you got my email! Anyway, good to have you back quicker than I
expected. And, now you'll have web access. Check out the message
boards!

Ken Payne



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From: "BJ Frederick" alaska.net>
Subject: Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 18:50:32 -0800

Howardb:
I have used them and they are mostly made overseas and I think the
metal isnt quite up to par as the OEM stuff you get. I hope they last as I
have floor panals and doors from them. They fit fine but are definitly of a
lesser grade of metal.
Hope this helps.
BJ


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From: WEDIVE247 aol.com
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 23:17:25 EDT
Subject: Re: JC Whitney Body parts

In a message dated 5/9/2000 9:49:16 PM EST, akimp alaska.net writes:

<< I have used them and they are mostly made overseas and I think the
metal isnt quite up to par as the OEM stuff you get. I hope they last as I
have floor panals and doors from them. They fit fine but are definitly of a
lesser grade of metal. >>

I went to J.C.W. for a full inside floor for my 64 bed and was very
suprised at the thickness of metal . I am very happy with it .

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From: "BJ Frederick" alaska.net>
Subject: Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 19:34:33 -0800

On the floor pans I got from JCW..... The thickness wasnt a problem, it was
the way that the metal welded........ a definitly lower grade of steel. I am
afraid that it will not hold up to the test of time and the Alaska weather
and roads. Thanks for your reply....
BJ



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From: JUMPINFORDaol.com
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 00:36:57 EDT
Subject: 460 4speed is finally done!

Well folks, shes in. And works great. Exhaust would NOT fit, so it goes
into the shop tomorrow. Well lets see. Where did I leave off? Oh yeah,
tranny was in, everything fit nicely. Well after that, we had to move the
tranny cross member forward about 3/4 of an inch, I left it the same height
do to floor clearance problems. Then I hung the drive shafts, I got the
forward shaft from an F-150, but it was 3/4 to short for the carrier bolts to
line up. I solved this by drilling new holes. This is only temporary, as I
dont have as much spline contact as Id like to have. The old rear shaft was
put back in. The clutch pedal would have been easy, but I didnt know how it
went together. I wont tell you the hell I went through, but, if you do this,
the pin that holds the brake pedal comes out, and the clutch pedal goes in
its place. bing bang boom. I got the steering column from a parts truck we
have, and swapped the shafts, as it was from a manual steer, and it was too
long for my power steering box. The floor pan and shift boot also came from
the same truck, that was a direct bolt in. The clutch linkage came from a
bronco, the piece the bolts to the bellhousing, the Z bar, and the braket
that bolts to the frame. I was surprised to find the bolts that hold the
bracket to the frame were already in place, just backed em out, and bolted
the bracket up. Also, the carpet had a pattern on the back for cutting the
hole, so it was an easy do. I dont think Ive left anything out. But Im
tired as an old Chevy, and really need to get home. IF any of you have any
questions, feel free to ask. I'll be doing that tech article soon.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"

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From: "G & J Boling" alltel.net>
Subject: Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 02:04:46 -0400


----- Original Message -----
From: BJ Frederick alaska.net>
To: <61-79-listford-trucks.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 10:50 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: JC Whitney Body parts


They fit fine but are definitly of a
> lesser grade of metal.
> Hope this helps.
> BJ
>
> ==========================================================
try using some POR 15 on them to keep them from rusting i havent had the
chance to use it myself yet but hear it works great tho at preventing rust
and curing it too
gordon


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From: "G & J Boling" alltel.net>
Subject: Re: 9" gears
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 02:07:25 -0400




> I'm looking for a good source for 9" rear end gears
>
> Dustin
>
> ==========================================================
just about all of the older model vans had the 9"inch rear end check the
wrecking yards for them and ALLOT of them even had the posi trac units too
gordon


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Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 08:19:09 -0500
Subject: Re: 70 302 valve adjustment
From: John LaGrone ford-trucks.com>

on 5/9/2000 7:09 PM, GMontgo930aol.com at GMontgo930aol.com wrote:

>> can someone tell me what the proper adjustment procedures are. I'm under
> the
>> impression that the 302 has no-adjustable hydraulic valves. Am I right that
>> the
>> rockers are simply torqued down to spec?
>> thanks
>> jeff
>
> I know the '73's were non-adjustable. Just "tourqe and drive". Cant sweare to
> teh '70's but I's suspect it's the same way.

You guys have me concerned about "torque and drive". If I understand the
question correctly, you are talking about a 302 with stud mounted rocker
arms, not shaft mounted. Pressed in studs have a tendency to pull out
slightly and/or stretch over the years. I am going to describe the way I put
together a stud mounted hydraulic lifter system, then draw your own
conclusions.

First, prelube the cam, lifters, pushrods, and rocker arms. I always use STP
Oil Treatment, but there are many fine products made for this purpose and
just as many opinions about which is best.

Second, when you are actually installing the rocker arms, tighten the ones
down that have the lifter sitting on the low side of the cam. Tighten them
down so that they barely touch, then go just a little more. You should not
be able to move the rocker arm from side to side with your hand. You should
be able to tighten about a fourth of your rocker arms. Rotate the engine 90
degrees by hand - do not use the starter. Repeat the rocker arm installation
above for the next fourth. Recheck the ones you did the first time. Rotate
90 degrees and repeat, rotate 90 degrees and repeat. They should all be done
correctly now.

Third, if possible, start the engine with the valve covers off. If a lifter
ticks because you didn't quite get it tight enough, you can put a final
touch on it. You can also observe if a lifter is not lifting. Better to find
it now than after everything is together. BTW, if you rev the engine with
the valve covers off you will sling oil all over the place.

Lastly, if you can't see the cam shaft, you can still use the rotate and
tighten method described above, you just have to do all rockers and recheck
all of them at each 90 degree rotation.

I apologize for the length. I hope this helps.

-- John
jlagroneford-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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From: "wish" ford-trucks.net>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 12:37:26 GMT
Subject: Re: 70 302 valve adjustment

>can someone tell me what the proper adjustment procedures are. I'm under the

>impression that the 302 has no-adjustable hydraulic valves. Am I right that

>the
>rockers are simply torqued down to spec?

When we did the 69 351W heads a while ago they were just torque to spec ...
I think most of the W's were the torque to spec for lots of years, but I know
there are a few exceptions, you'd have to check a motor manual to be sure, but
I think the exceptions are things like the Boss's ...

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

Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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From: "wish" ford-trucks.net>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 12:45:07 GMT
Subject: Re: Aligning a 4X4


> Camber on one side was close
>to 2 degrees positive. It is enough to see with the naked eye. This
>means I would need a shim that is about .2" thick if the thin side is
>0 to get it to 0 deg camber. The problem is the studs on the steering
>knuckle. 3 of them are long enough to get a nut and lock washer on,
>but 2 of them protrude from the spindle flange by the thickness of a
>nut. If I shim it out .2" the nut would only be on by half the threads.

>Is this normal?
>

Positive camber is not good ... at least not at anything I do, I actually like
a little negative ... anyway when I pulled my D44 apart, I don't remember any
washers behind those nuts ... I can check again when I get home tonight ...


>BTW, how come the studs holding the spindle on the steering knuckle
>are so small compared to the lugs that hold your wheel on?
>

Wow, full of questions today :)

They are probably a different spec bolt to allow it to withstand more forces,
along with that you have that people won't be removing and tightening these
nearly as much, so less chance for someone to twist them off ...

Just my guessing though ...

> After going through the procedure of preloading new
>ball joints, I would not even consider offset bushings. Besides,
>wouldn't they alter caster too?
>

Yup, they sure would ... just a little though, like probably a degree or two,
which isn't a big deal (unless you're at 0) and that can be changed with the
C-bushings in our cases actually...

Just my $.02
wish

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73ish 1/2ton 4x4 6.4L
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From: "Hogan, Tom" kla-tencor.com>
Subject: Re: Manuals
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 08:35:20 -0700


> Does anyone know where to get shop manuals and wiring diagrams?
>
> David
> 67 F100
>

David,
You can try Helm publishing at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.helminc.com . However I'm pretty
sure that the manuals for a 67 would be out of print. In that case the best
idea I can offer is keep checking out E-Bay. Manuals appear there
regularly. I have picked up a set of wiring diagrams for a 76 from there a
few months ago. It's hit or miss so keep checking.

Tom H.

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From: "Hogan, Tom" kla-tencor.com>
Subject: Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 08:35:21 -0700


>
>
> Does anyone have any experience with the truck body panels from JCW? I
> am in need of a tailgate for my '74 F350 and they have one
> for $69. Any
> info and/or opinions are appreciated
>
> Howardb
>

I haven't had one from JCW but I do have a tailgate made in some unknown
(NON-Ford) location. At $69 I would not expect much from it. Mine has thin
metal, poor fit and finish and no FORD letters stamped in it. When the
hardware for the latch was installed the bolts that hold the latch handle
assembly and are installed from the inside of the bed hit the outside skin
of the tailgate and bent it and cracked the paint finish. I was loading a
lawn tractor into the bed and the weight of the tractor sprung the taigate,
poped some welds and generally ruined it. I have seen new tailgates some
claimed to be NOS from Ford and the asking price was around $350. In my
opinion it would be worth that much for a good one that can take standard
use without crapping out.

Tom H.

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From: "Carver" ncwebsurfer.com>
Subject: 292 Exhaust Flapper Valve
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 17:41:42 -0700

The stock 292 engine has a crossover pipe from the
front of the left exhaust manifold to the front of
the right exhaust manifold. Just at the front of
the right side there is a valve (I call it the
flapper valve, cuz my dad did). I don't know the
real name.

What does this valve do, and what are the potential
consequences of leaving it open all the time?

Jeff '64 F100 CrewCab stock 292

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