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61-79-list Digest Wed, 10 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 096

In This Issue:
manuals
Non-Ford Tailgates
Re: 292 Exhaust Flapper Valve
I Have a Sick 390FE
Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
1979 Tilt Column?
Re: Aligning a 4x4
Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Re: 292 Exhaust Flapper Valve
Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
JC Whitney Body parts
Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Re: 1979 Tilt Column?
Flapper valve
Re: microfiche readers
Re: microfiche readers
Re: ebay search
Re: ebay search
Re: 460 question
Re: ebay search
Re: 460 question
Gears for 9"
Re: Manuals
460 engine specs
C6 trans shifter kit?
Re: C6 trans shifter kit?
Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Re: 460 question
Danger-Dennis Carpenter Comany!

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From: "gene gardner" hotmail.com>
Subject: manuals
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 19:05:34 PDT

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

Dave -- I tried all sources for early manuals mentioned here on the list in
the last year (that's right I kept track) and the one place that had the
full set for my 70 was this:
Bob Johnson Auto Literature
Tel: (508) 872-9173

Don't know the price because they were a Christmas present from my brother
-- I found 'em and he paid -- but I'm going to guess between $75-125. Mine
were actually brand new (think the guy who took the order did a favor to my
brother and picked the best ones in stock since both were in the Air Force).
Anybody on the list who needs info for their 70 or thereabouts feel free to
email me privately.

Texican Teacher, 70 F100 Shorty w/300-I6

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From: "Redden" enter.net>
Subject: Non-Ford Tailgates
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 22:12:13 -0400

The first time I put a tranny on my cheapo tailgate it buckled. Found a
stock one and
have confidence again about standing on it and loading heavy stuff.

mike



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Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 20:38:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: 292 Exhaust Flapper Valve

Carver,

The correct name is 'Heat Riser Valve', but 'flapper'
will probably work as well. Anyone who is familiar
with these engines will know what you mean.
The purpose of these valves is to divert hot exhaust
gas through the intake manifold to heat up the
air/fuel mixture when the engine is cold. This
improves cold engine drivability. There should be a
bimetal coil attached to open it when the engine heats
up. With the heat riser open exhaust travels directly
out the pipe. If your bimetal spring is gone then you
should tie the heat riser open. It may take a few
minutes longer for the engine to run smoothly from a
cold start, but it will run better when warm.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V

>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?



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Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 21:17:16 -0700
From: Keith Srb ford-trucks.com>
Subject: I Have a Sick 390FE

Hi Gang,

I've got a 74 F250, 390FE 4-bbl, with a stock motor except for the Edelbrock Carb and K&N Air Filter. The engine was rebuilt at 30,000 miles by the previous owner when the oil pump went out. The truck now has 90,000 Miles on it. I have changed the oil every 2,000 miles since I purchased it 3 years ago. I use Vavoline 10w-40 motor oil. The truck has an electric Oil Pressure Gauge which usually stays in the lower half of the acceptable range marks on the gauge. Now for my problem.

I was going to work one morning on the freeway, running about 70 mph. I wasn't rodding it or anything, just driving like I normally do. When I pulled off the freeway and stopped at a stop light I noticed that the engine was running a little rough. When I turned onto the street I take to work, I notice that the engine was missing. It continued to miss while I drove the last 3 miles to work. That night when I went to go home, I checked the oil and anti-freeze, which we both o.k. I started the truck and it was still missing, it was running on 6 or 7 cylinders. I had the truck towed home. The only thing I have had time to check on it so far, is taking my timing light and attaching it to all 8 plug wires. All 8 wires were showing a spark going through them.

I haven't had time to check the compression yet, which I am going to do next. Would anybody have any suggestions as far as what else I should look for???

Thanks!
Keith Srb


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Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 23:19:24 -0500
From: Dan Herrmann in-motion.net>
Subject: Re: JC Whitney Body parts


Tom, you have given the #1 reasons in your message below why we should not
buy the el'cheapo Sheet Metal parts!! ** Fit - Thin Metal - Fit - Finish /
Seams - Fit - No "FORD" Letters (why would you want a plan CHEAP Tailgate
without the name on your Restored truck???) - Fit - Welds - Fit - Structure
& strength - and oh yes, did I say FIT??!!!

This is what I have been preaching about for years. Poor Quality and
misalignment of body lines and bolt holes! Why would you want to put this
on your nice truck?... Sure, an Original Ford OEM Tailgate cost about $350,
but it's not going to give you these kinds of problems. By the way, Ford
just dropped the 73/79 Tailgates in March, there is some dealers that still
have them so you better get them quick! And we have no one to blame but
ourselves on this. Buying those aftermarket gates really killed Fords sales
on the OEM type.

And take those aftermarket doors... Why oh why would we want them? You can
HEAR the "CHEAPNESS" in them every time you shut the doors, it's a constant
reminder. The Hood is the same way! Fenders hardly ever align properly and
the body lines are rarely accurate. And you can buy the OEM Fenders through
Ford for $112.00 each! That's not much more then the aftermarket kind. But
rumor has it that Ford is dropping the fenders very soon, so better order
them while you can!!


Fellow Truck Owners lets buy OEM Parts whenever we can.

Thank you!!

Dan Herrmann






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Tom Hogan wrote:
>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: "Keith Kubiak" <55fordf100 home.com>
Subject: Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 21:55:46 -0700

How about a bad spark plug? Maybe a vacuum leak if it is only at idle,
Points????


----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Srb" ford-trucks.com>
To: <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 9:17 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] I Have a Sick 390FE


> Hi Gang,
>
> I've got a 74 F250, 390FE 4-bbl, with a stock motor except for the
Edelbrock Carb and K&N Air Filter. The engine was rebuilt at 30,000 miles
by the previous owner when the oil pump went out. The truck now has 90,000
Miles on it. I have changed the oil every 2,000 miles since I purchased it
3 years ago. I use Vavoline 10w-40 motor oil. The truck has an electric
Oil Pressure Gauge which usually stays in the lower half of the acceptable
range marks on the gauge. Now for my problem.
>
> I was going to work one morning on the freeway, running about 70 mph. I
wasn't rodding it or anything, just driving like I normally do. When I
pulled off the freeway and stopped at a stop light I noticed that the
engine was running a little rough. When I turned onto the street I take to
work, I notice that the engine was missing. It continued to miss while I
drove the last 3 miles to work. That night when I went to go home, I
checked the oil and anti-freeze, which we both o.k. I started the truck and
it was still missing, it was running on 6 or 7 cylinders. I had the truck
towed home. The only thing I have had time to check on it so far, is taking
my timing light and attaching it to all 8 plug wires. All 8 wires were
showing a spark going through them.
>
> I haven't had time to check the compression yet, which I am going to do
next. Would anybody have any suggestions as far as what else I should look
for???
>
> Thanks!
> Keith Srb
>
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Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 22:37:43 -0700
From: Keith Srb ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: I Have a Sick 390FE

At 09:55 PM 05/10/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>How about a bad spark plug? Maybe a vacuum leak if it is only at idle,
>Points????

Could be a bad plug, I haven't checked them yet.

Points were replaced with in the last 2000 miles. Would they go bad that fast?

It misses at idle, when sitting in park and I rev the engine, and when I try and drive it down the road.

Thanks
Keith


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From: "Deacon" ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 01:21:24 -0700

From: "Keith Srb"
> I was going to work one morning on the freeway, running about 70 mph.
I wasn't rodding it or anything, just driving like I normally do. When
I pulled off the freeway and stopped at a stop light I noticed that the
engine was running a little rough. When I turned onto the street I take
to work, I notice that the engine was missing.

I had this happen once and it was harden-cracked vacuum lines behind
the carburetor coming from the intake manifold. Not that the engine got
hot, just heat and time took their toll on them. A vacuum line could
have come loose. It could also be a cracked distributor cap, bad plug
wires, clogged fuel filter or a stuck PVC valve.

> I haven't had time to check the compression yet, which I am going to
do next. Would anybody have any suggestions as far as what else I
should look for???

Before checking for the worst thing it could be, I'd check the
easy\cheap possibilities first. You'd be surprised how easy it is to
overlook a minor fault on the surface by starting too deep. Internal
part failure would normally have a noise (I hate that), smoke (hate that
too), over-temp or loss of oil pressure. Not having these, I think your
looking at something minor. Worst I'd bet would be the timing chain and
I wouldn't look for that until I checked every hose, filter, wire, cap
and plug.
Like my Dad always said; if the engine stopped and won't start,
check the gas gauge. ;]

Later!

Deacon

deconblu ford-trucks.com
deconblu earthlink.net
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From: FORDTRKNUT aol.com
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 06:57:44 EDT
Subject: 1979 Tilt Column?

I have several trucks with the Tilt Steering Column, but have a question. I
just got a 1979 FORD LIGHT TRUCKS FACTS BOOK from Ebay. In the book it says
"New for 1979...Tilt Column for 4 speed equipped trucks". Does such an
animal exist? I have yet to look in my microfic for the part that goes where
the gear selector is for the automatic trans. Hope someone can help me solve
this question!!! Thanks In Advance!! Wayne Grabley

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Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 09:21:04 -0400
From: somalley voyager2.cns.ohiou.edu (Sean O'Malley)
Subject: Re: Aligning a 4x4

Wow, thanks for all of the detailed info on aligning a '78 4x4.
Now I need to figure out if I want to go back to the original shop
and raise heck over my trashed front tires. After all, they
were the ones who told me the truck was "unalignable by design."
Of course, I was stupid enough to believe them.

Thanks again, everybody.

--sean

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From: "Keith Kubiak" <55fordf100 home.com>
Subject: Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 06:32:03 -0700

Probably not a vacuum leak. Vacuum leak symptoms go away after the RPM's
pick up. Could be a bad spark plug or points. Maybe the points or timing
have slipped.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Srb" ford-trucks.com>
To: <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 10:37 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: I Have a Sick 390FE


> At 09:55 PM 05/10/2000 -0700, you wrote:
> >How about a bad spark plug? Maybe a vacuum leak if it is only at idle,
> >Points????
>
> Could be a bad plug, I haven't checked them yet.
>
> Points were replaced with in the last 2000 miles. Would they go bad that
fast?
>
> It misses at idle, when sitting in park and I rev the engine, and when I
try and drive it down the road.
>
> Thanks
> Keith
>
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Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 08:44:31 -0500
From: Bryan Kirking bcm.tmc.edu>
Subject: Re: I Have a Sick 390FE

>was running on 6 or 7 cylinders. I had the truck towed home. The only
thing I >have had time to check on it so far, is taking my timing light and
attaching it >to all 8 plug wires. All 8 wires were showing a spark going
through them.

Since you are getting signal to all plugs I would rule out points as I
would expect point problems to uniformly affect all cylinders, not cause a
miss. HOwever, signal to the plugs and a good plug spark are not the same
so you may want to pull out the plugs, one by one fire up the motor and
watch the signal (dont hold the plug while you do this). Also check the
plugs for color, broken/worn tips, and perhaps double check the gap? While
the plug is out, you might as well check the compression (disconnect the
coil wire before doing so?). Even if all this checks out, you will have
excellent reference of cylinder compression, plug color etc, for future
diagnositics.

If this doesn't isolate your problem perhaps it maybe dirty or H20 in the
fuel or fuel filter?

Good luck and keep us updated.





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Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 08:47:55 -0500
From: John Strauss inetport.com>
Subject: Re: 292 Exhaust Flapper Valve

>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?
>
It is supposed to be closed when the engine is cold. This forces the
exhaust from the left side thru the crossover that is in the intake
manifold which helps to heat the underside of the carb faster. When the
engine warms up the valve opens and the exhaust goes thru the external
crossover you are seeing. If you leave the valve open all the time the
consequence is your truck may be more "cold-natured". After it is warmed
up it should run normally.
_
_| ~~. John Strauss
\, *_} jstrauss inetport.com
\( Texas Fight!


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From: prozell oaielectronics.com (OAI Electronics: Paul Rozell)
Subject: Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 09:06:34 -0500



> Probably not a vacuum leak. Vacuum leak symptoms go away after the RPM's
> pick up. Could be a bad spark plug or points. Maybe the points or timing
> have slipped.
>
Not allways, my 460 had a vaccum leak. At idle it "missed" really bad, but
it also showed the same simptoms under acceleration. fortunately when I got
home I could hear the motor "pullin air" through an opening, found the hose
at the rear of the carb had come loose..

Paul Rozell
65 F100 460 C6
96 F150 SC 5.0



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From: "Jeffrey L Schulz" bridgetest.com>
Subject: JC Whitney Body parts
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 08:15:01 -0600

I've ordered front fenders from them for my 69'. Every one of them came
pretty well dented up and I had to return them (four out of four).

I finally cancelled that order with them and ordered parts from Mill Supply
in Ohio, and had a better experience, I only had to send one back, but they
had real good service. I asked the Mill Supply guy about where these parts
are made, and he said that just about all of these kind of "crash parts" are
now made in Taiwan. They seem to fit pretty good...

Another note, the tailgate you get from JCW may not have "FORD" stamped in
it.....you might have to use one of the chrome trim deals here....in fact, I
don't know if any of the remanufactured units do.....anyone????

CJ (Colorado Jeff)


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From: "Southerland, Rich" alldata.com>
Subject: Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 07:42:41 -0700

The Dennis Carpenter units do have "FORD" stamped into them. Most
knock-off's don't. Easier for them to get around the licensing issue, not
to mention cheaper to produce...

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey L Schulz [mailto:bdijxs bridgetest.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2000 7:15 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [61-79-list] JC Whitney Body parts

Another note, the tailgate you get from JCW may not have "FORD" stamped in
it.....you might have to use one of the chrome trim deals here....in fact, I
don't know if any of the remanufactured units do.....anyone????

CJ (Colorado Jeff)

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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 11:13:15 EDT
Subject: Re: 1979 Tilt Column?

yes it does, My dad had one in his 75 F-250. Only prob is the pin that holds
it up broke, and ford no longer makes parts for it. So its sitting in a box,
maybe find parts for it some day.

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety"

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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Flapper valve
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 10:42:21 -0500


Jeff writes: >>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.

Close enough. Heat riser is, I believe, the correct name. Its purpose in all vehicles is to force heated exhaust through the intake maniford in a special passage just below the carburator for better atomization of the fuel. By having just a bit more resistance on one exhaust over the other an unequal flow is obtained which causes the intake to get rather warm rather quickly. These are very bad to stick(rust firm) in either closed or open condition. The open condition is not as likely, since it is closed when not running. The closed sticking can cause burned valves and slight loss of power. The open condition can cause the vehicle to be "cold collared" and not run correctly until it is completely warm.

Hope this helps.

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.




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From: DWeaver232 aol.com
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 12:01:41 EDT
Subject: Re: microfiche readers

A good place to find these is at your local government auction. As every one
goes to computers they no longer keep records this way and dispose of them.
Find out how you local government disposes surplus property. Also used office
supply places may have them. I have several and would be willing to work out
a deal in exchange for the fiche for a 78 ford truck.

Terry Weaver

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From: "Southerland, Rich" alldata.com>
Subject: Re: microfiche readers
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 09:02:25 -0700

Public libraries are another good source of old fiche readers...

-----Original Message-----
From: DWeaver232 aol.com [mailto:DWeaver232 aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2000 9:02 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: microfiche readers


A good place to find these is at your local government auction. As every one

goes to computers they no longer keep records this way and dispose of them.
Find out how you local government disposes surplus property. Also used
office
supply places may have them. I have several and would be willing to work out

a deal in exchange for the fiche for a 78 ford truck.

Terry Weaver
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From: DWeaver232 aol.com
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 12:05:33 EDT
Subject: Re: ebay search

I hate the new ebay for autos. Don't need all the little picture of wheels
that everyone is trying to sell, slows everything down to much. I have found
that using "ford truck" limits the search and will try "ford pickup" also.

Terry Weaver

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From: "Southerland, Rich" alldata.com>
Subject: Re: ebay search
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 09:14:19 -0700

I agree, it stinks on ice! The old way was much easier to find stuff.
Don't forget to try:
"ford pick-up"
"ford f-100"
"ford f100" (F150, 250, ect)

As I have found people sometimes misplace their items. Don't forget to
click "search title AND description".
You can have ebay email you every day with new items fitting your search
descriptions (see the bottom of the search page).

Now I've gon and given away my ebay secrets. Duh. :)


-----Original Message-----
From: DWeaver232 aol.com [mailto:DWeaver232 aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2000 9:06 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: ebay search


I hate the new ebay for autos. Don't need all the little picture of wheels
that everyone is trying to sell, slows everything down to much. I have found

that using "ford truck" limits the search and will try "ford pickup" also.


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From: DWeaver232 aol.com
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 12:17:58 EDT
Subject: Re: 460 question

Went to the local yard last week to wander around. What king of person are
you that you spend your free time wandering junkyards for entertainment and
enjoy it? I saw a 71 Lincoln with a 460 in it. The heads had the bottom half
of the numbers ground off. It looked like someone had taken great care as it
was straight across and even and both heads were the same. Has anyone seen
this before? It should have DOVE heads on it but I don't want to spend the
time pulling them if they aren't. Is there any other way to check if they are
DOVE heads with out pulling them? I.E. casting numbers and where are they
located? If they are DOVE heads then I may just pull the whole engine since
the pistons are also high compression. And the amount of work is about the
same.

Thanks
Terry Weaver

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Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 13:48:39 -0500
From: Dan Herrmann in-motion.net>
Subject: Re: ebay search


At 09:14 AM 5/11/00 -0700, you wrote:
>I agree, it stinks on ice! The old way was much easier to find stuff.

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

>I hate the new ebay for autos. Don't need all the little picture of wheels
>that everyone is trying to sell, slows everything down to much.

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



Hey Guys! I agree with you on the new ebay auto sections, but please
remember to pass these comments onto ebay as well. Otherwise they'll never
know there is a problem. People have been complaining Hot & Heavy about the
new search features on ebay and some changes are planned.

Good Luck!!

Dan Herrmann

**********************
Pigeon Forge or Bust!
**********************



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From: EffieFrd aol.com
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 15:45:15 EDT
Subject: Re: 460 question

In a message dated 5/11/00 12:19:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
DWeaver232 aol.com writes:

<< Went to the local yard last week to wander around. What king of person are
you that you spend your free time wandering junkyards for entertainment and
enjoy it? >>

I LOVE going to junkyards. I always find some neato stuff.


~Mel
1965 F100
1989 Bronco

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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Gears for 9"
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 15:45:14 -0500


Dustin writes" >>I'm looking for a good source for 9" rear end gears<<

I got mine from Reider Racing in Warren Michigan. They really were knowledgeable and the price was good.

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.




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Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 16:04:06 -0500
From: "Don Yerhot" nwhealth.edu>
Subject: Re: Manuals



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

I don't know about your area, but I'm very fortunate that I live within 3 blocks of a good public library. They have complete sets of Ford shop manuals from 73 into the 90 models. And what they don't have on the shelf can usually be ordered from another library.

Don
65 F250 351W LB Styleside
74F100 351W LB Flareside


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From: "Howard, Randolph E" PSS.Boeing.com>
Subject: 460 engine specs
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 14:38:31 -0700

Howdy all,
I would like to find a source for 460 engine specs such as, horsepower, torque, compression ratio etc., by year and serial number. Does anyone know of a web source, or maybe an accurate and comprehensive book to buy for this info? Thanks.

Randy Howard


Randy Howard
Manufacturing Research and Development
342-9302 0H-92



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From: "Howard, Randolph E" PSS.Boeing.com>
Subject: C6 trans shifter kit?
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 15:03:48 -0700

Howdy all,
Can anyone recommend an inexpensive shift kit for a C6 trans? I have a 460 and C6 in my F100 which came out of a Lincoln and the trans shifts so smoothly I cannot even detect the shift points. I would like to modify the valve body so it shifts more positively. Any recommendations? Thanks.

Randy Howard

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From: "Southerland, Rich" alldata.com>
Subject: Re: C6 trans shifter kit?
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 15:05:52 -0700

B&M makes a nice simple kit with easy to follow directions. I bought one
for an AOD recently for $36. I can't imagine a C-6 kit would be any more,
probably less...

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From: Howard, Randolph E [mailto:Randolph.HowardPSS.Boeing.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2000 3:04 PM
To: '61-79-listford-trucks.com'
Subject: [61-79-list] C6 trans shifter kit?


Howdy all,
Can anyone recommend an inexpensive shift kit for a C6 trans? I have a 460
and C6 in my F100 which came out of a Lincoln and the trans shifts so
smoothly I cannot even detect the shift points. I would like to modify the
valve body so it shifts more positively. Any recommendations? Thanks.

Randy Howard
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From: "G & J Boling" alltel.net>
Subject: Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 19:04:28 -0400

a good way to check for a vacuum leak is to get a can of ether and spray it
around the intake manifold and carb IF the engine trys to die or stall that
should be where the leak is
gordon


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From: JUMPINFORDaol.com
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 19:50:18 EDT
Subject: Re: 460 question

In a message dated 5/11/00 12:47:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
EffieFrdaol.com writes:

<< n a message dated 5/11/00 12:19:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
DWeaver232aol.com writes:

<< Went to the local yard last week to wander around. What king of person
are
you that you spend your free time wandering junkyards for entertainment and
enjoy it? >>

I LOVE going to junkyards. I always find some neato stuff. >>

Ditto that, walkin through, I guarantee I'll see at least 5 vehicles, and
have a whole plan laid out on how I can make em into some cool rides.
Notably Ive drooled over a 78 F-350 Crew Cab dualie, 65 Corvair Van, an 80's
AMC eagle 4x4 2 door (rear half looks like a gremlin) a 65 AMC Marlin, a
suzuki Samurai that had a Mazda Rotory swapped in. I could go on and on. I
guess I am really a car nut huh?

Darrell Duggan
74 F-350 "Tweety" 460 4 speed

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Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 18:10:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: "J. Allison" yahoo.com>
Subject: Danger-Dennis Carpenter Comany!

To all members of our list...

2 days ago an unsettling thing happened to me while I
was on the website for Dennis Carpenter reproductions.
I was looking up some parts to see if they were
available and how much the purchase prices were. When
I found one I was interested in, I proceeded to go
toward the order form. As soon as the form popped up I
was greeted with someone else's PERSONAL information
and CREDIT CARD number! I was quite surprised to say
the least!!! I promptly notified the individual who in
turn fired up on Dennis Carpenter. Dennis Carpenter
then went after the company they pay to run their
website. The long and short of it is that once again I
find that e-commerce is NOT as safe and/or foolproof
as the experts claim it is. Even with encryption!

The woman who I contacted didn't have a clue her
information was out in the open. Neither did Dennis
Carpenter Co or the outfit that runs the D-Carpenter
website. So they claim. While this may sound bad (and
it is not exactly giving me warm fuzzies thinking
about it) I am NOT trying to stab at Dennis Carpenter
or cause them harm. But I am saying that their website
is certainly NOT secure at this time so use your own
judgment as to whether or not you choose to order from
them online. At least for the time being.

If you would like further information about this
incident then contact me off list. If you too have
experienced web-weirdness on the Dennis Carpenter
website then let me know so I can put you in contact
with the guy who is trying to straighten out the
glitch.

I personally have never done business with the
Dennis Carpenter Co but I do know they have a good
reputation for service and quality parts. They may be
expensive but you get what you pay for.

So there you have it straight from the proverbial
horses mouth. Take it for what you will...
Sincerely, J. Allison

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