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61-79-list Digest Thu, 11 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 097

In This Issue:
[Fwd: Fw: Truth Of The Day]
WATCHOUT FORD FILLY'S BIRTHDAY!
Re: WATCHOUT FORD FILLY'S BIRTHDAY!
Re: JC Whitney Body parts
Re: I have a sick 390FE
Sick FE
Re: 460 engine specs
292 Tune Up, Runs Great!
Manuals
Re: I have a Sick 390FE
FE Waterneck Sizes
Re: FE Waterneck Sizes
Re: FE Waterneck Sizes
Re: FE Waterneck Sizes
Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Re: FE Waterneck Sizes
Re: FE Waterneck Sizes
Re: Sick FE
Little spindle studs ?
Re: Little spindle studs ?
Re: microfiche readers
Re: ebay search
I Have a Sick 390FE
Doug Thorley Headers on a 76 390 4wd
Re: Doug Thorley Headers on a 76 390 4wd
Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Re: Doug Thorley Headers on a 76 390 4wd
Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
390 Motor Mounts
Re: 390 Motor Mounts
Re: Sick FE
Re: 390 Motor Mounts

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Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 21:41:35 -0400
From: bruce hart golden.net>
Subject: [Fwd: Fw: Truth Of The Day]




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From: Bad4dFilly aol.com
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 22:10:34 EDT
Subject: WATCHOUT FORD FILLY'S BIRTHDAY!

Hey guys! Well I FINALLY turned 18 yesterday woo hoo, I even bought a pack of
cigarettes just because I could LOL I don't even smoke! Anyways, FTE content,
my parents got me a real nice dash cover embroidered "Ford Filly" How dope is
that! =) Oh and BTW, I may have located some roll bars, lets keep our fingers
crossed!

*~*~Lisa and Envy~*~*
*~*~Silly boys...trucks are for GIRLS!~*~*

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Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 21:22:45 -0500
From: Freewheel bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: WATCHOUT FORD FILLY'S BIRTHDAY!

Well, Happy Birthday I hope you had a very good one.
Larry

At 10:10 PM 5/11/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Hey guys! Well I FINALLY turned 18 yesterday woo hoo, I even bought a pack of
>cigarettes just because I could LOL I don't even smoke! Anyways, FTE content,
>my parents got me a real nice dash cover embroidered "Ford Filly" How dope is
>that! =) Oh and BTW, I may have located some roll bars, lets keep our fingers
>crossed!
>
>*~*~Lisa and Envy~*~*
>*~*~Silly boys...trucks are for GIRLS!~*~*
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From: SHill48337 aol.com
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 22:51:31 EDT
Subject: Re: JC Whitney Body parts

In a message dated 5/9/00 4:58:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Howard.Bottles austin.ppdi.com writes:

<< 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 think the JCW tailgate well be just fine. During the past year I have
bought several, not from JCW, but from other distributors. In the catalog I
have that is currently loaned out, all of the ford tail gates range in price
from $57.00 to $65.00. I will get the catalog back and give the name and
location to the list. I have ordered fenders for 72 puck up for $87. All of
the parts have worked fine I installed them and painted them. What I am
trying to say is the JCW price is in line for a decent tailgate. Don't worry
you get more than just the skin.
Burt Hill Kennewick, WA 1970 F-250 4x4 460

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Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 22:50:40 -0500
Subject: Re: I have a sick 390FE
From: Brett L Habben juno.com>

Keith,
Along with everything else said, is it an even miss, like a single dead
cylinder? If so, pull the plug wires one at at time, put a load on it,
and you should be able to determine which one is not firing. Check
plug/wire first, compression test next. Or is it a totally random miss?
If points ignition, check points, condensers can also go bad and cause
misfires, ground wire in distributor can break, cracked rotor, cap, etc.
On fuel side you could have a passageway blocked on the carb somewhere.
The AFB functionally is split in half left and right. If one of the
float needles is blocked, one whole side of the carb will be dry. The
dual plane intake swaps runners around, so it does not directly correlate
to the whole left or right side of the engine misfiring. The accelerator
pump is fed off the drivers side fuel well. Adjusting the idle screws
one at at time will determine if the idle circuits are functioning.
Sometimes you can temporarily unblock a carb fuel passageway by blowing
Gumout down the air idle bleed holes in the carb cluster assembly, or
removing the idle screws and blowing Gumout into the idle screw holes.
Good Luck,
Brett
Super75cab
>Hi Gang,
>I've got a 74 F250, 390FE 4-bbl, with a stock motor except for the
Edelbrock Carb 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.
>Thanks!
>Keith Srb
________________________________________________________________





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Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 20:57:13 -0700
From: scott ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Sick FE

If you have a tach,pull one plug wire at a time and check RPM drop.That
will give you a starting point.Just went through a similar situation
with my FE.turned out to be slightly bent pushrods and "soft" springs.
Has the truck been sitting a while?Old gas caused my pushrod problem.

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From: SHill48337aol.com
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 00:29:09 EDT
Subject: Re: 460 engine specs

In a message dated 5/11/00 5:40:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Randolph.HowardPSS.Boeing.com writes:

<< 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
>>
Yes, Tom Monroe's book on rebuilding you Big Block Ford, sells for around $12
at most part stores. But, you will not find much about HP or torque.
However, it gives the best of what part#'s and years are what and the CRs
that goes with them.

The reason I was vague on this HP thing you ask about, is that it can get
very confusing, let me quote from Ford Performance by Pat Ganahl. "The 429
was dropped from the Ford line in 73, but the big 460 (same bore,
approximately a .250 inch longer stroke), which was introduced along with the
429 in 68, is still in production. Originally rated at 365 horsepower with
10.5:1 CR and 4-barrel, it dropped from to 212 horses in 72 and to about 200
HP the next year. However, these later advertised horsepower figures reflect
net output, as opposed to earlier flywheel (brake) horsepower."

So now you see they did several things at once, reduced CR, retarded cam,
retarded spark, and changed HP rating from brake to net. As I said it can be
confusing. Over the next 10 years ignoring the Police engines the HP rating
varied between 197 to 217. And of course we know the 460 is no longer in
production or at least I think not. Good Luck

Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F-250 4x4 460

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From: "Carver" ncwebsurfer.com>
Subject: 292 Tune Up, Runs Great!
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 21:35:14 -0700

Stock 292 with functioning Heat Riser Valve.
Thanks for the enlightenment on it's function.

I'll admit up front that I didn't do any of the
direct work to tune up my truck. I suppose overtime
at my real job to pay someone to do it doesn't count.

For years my truck needed about 10 minutes of idle time
to warm up sufficiently to run without dying. The down
side is the effects of all that idling on the intake
manifold. Just as predicted by the learned masters of
the FTE lists, the manifold got overheated. Now to see
what happens when the valve is removed.

I managed to obtain a used GREAT set of intake and
exhaust manifolds through the FTE (Thanks!) and now
that they are installed, the engine tuned up, I didn't
know the engine could be so quiet! and powerful!

Zounds! it feels great to drive my truck with good tires,
good suspension, good brakes, and a good running engine,
mm mm mm mm mm life is good.

If any one wants like to know how much money they are
saving by doing their own tune up, try 3 hours at
current labor rates just for labor. Over 8 hours to
cleanup, prep, remove old, and install the manifolds.

Well worth the money though, as I just don't have the
time with my new job.

I should be able to rely on my truck to start finally.
The down side is I'm gonna be making more dump runs,
since I don't have any transportation excuses anymore!

Jeff '64 F100 CrewCab


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From: "Tim Neasham" 3-cities.com>
Subject: Manuals
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 23:50:47 -0700

David,

I bought my set for my '69 from Dan Bower's Factory Automanuals.
www.factoryautomanuals.com Cost me $55 including shipping for a near mint
set. Heck, I've put more wear on dirt on them in the two months I've owned
them than in the 30 years since production. I highly recommend this guy.
He's got excellent service.


Tim Neasham
Benton City, Washington
'69 F-250 Camper Special


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



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From: "Tim Neasham" 3-cities.com>
Subject: Re: I have a Sick 390FE
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 23:56:53 -0700

I wouldn't recommend the ether due to it's high flammability. Personally,
what I use is a can of carb clean. Make sure you get some that is
NON-Flammable. Squirt it around where you think the leak is and listen for
the motor trying to die. Another cheap and dangeous trick is WD-40. It'll
cause the motor to pick up instead of die, which may be a better sign then a
stall for a "sick" motor. Again, squirt the WD-40 around where you think
the leak is and listen. Only problem with WD-40 is the slime it leaves all
over your motor. Anyways... Hope you get it figured out.


Tim Neasham
Benton City, Washington
'69 F-250 Camper Special

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


Tim Neasham
Benton City, Washington


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Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 08:18:18 -0400
From: Tony Marino raex.com>
Subject: FE Waterneck Sizes

Could somebody get me a Napa/Autozone/Advance Auto/Forest City part number
on the larger hole thermostat housing (waterneck) for the 4V intake on a
truck? The parts places can't seem to look up a large opening
one... 8-( or tell me a specific model truck that came with the large
opening one?

Thanks-

Tony Marino
redneckraex.com


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From: TBeeeeaol.com
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 09:46:31 EDT
Subject: Re: FE Waterneck Sizes

Tony:

Here is what I found out from my parts guy:

Large diameter housing (thermostat pocket size= 2-1/2")
Car Quest No. 277869
Thermostat part no. 183

Small diameter housing (thermostat pocket size= 2-1/8")
Car Quest No. 277875

My guy tells me that the Car Quest number should be the same as the NAPA number because they both purchase cooling products from a company called Murray. He said any good parts should be able to cross reference the numbers and find what you need. I gave my guy the following application: 1965 Galaxie, 390 4v. It should also work for you where ever you get your parts. If they still have trouble request that they go to the specifications book. I have to think that you are not taking care of your parts guy too well! Don't forget to stop by once in a while with a pizza at lunch time. This can pay big dividends.

Stock Man

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Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 10:13:08 -0400
From: Tony Marino raex.com>
Subject: Re: FE Waterneck Sizes

Hehehe- Thanks Stockman... now I suppose I have to buy pizza from you too
huh? Actually, anything that I replace goes to Sam Winer Motors,
everything else I have spare parts on hand from other trucks- so believe it
or not, I'm RARELY in a regular parts store, not to mention the people
around here leave something to be desired.. 8-)

Thanks- We'll go with this again.. 8-)

Blubb blubb blubb blubbb ;-)

Tony Marino
redneckraex.com


At 09:46 AM 5/12/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Tony:
>
> Here is what I found out from my parts guy:
>
>Large diameter housing (thermostat pocket size= 2-1/2")
>Car Quest No. 277869
>Thermostat part no. 183
>
>Small diameter housing (thermostat pocket size= 2-1/8")
>Car Quest No. 277875
>
> My guy tells me that the Car Quest number should be the same as the
> NAPA number because they both purchase cooling products from a company
> called Murray. He said any good parts should be able to cross reference
> the numbers and find what you need. I gave my guy the following
> application: 1965 Galaxie, 390 4v. It should also work for you where
> ever you get your parts. If they still have trouble request that they go
> to the specifications book. I have to think that you are not taking care
> of your parts guy too well! Don't forget to stop by once in a while with
> a pizza at lunch time. This can pay big dividends.
>
>Stock Man
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From: JUMPINFORDaol.com
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 10:38:50 EDT
Subject: Re: FE Waterneck Sizes

In a message dated 5/12/00 7:14:42 AM Pacific Daylight Time, redneckraex.com
writes:

<< Actually, anything that I replace goes to Sam Winer Motors, >>

Those guys are great. They had parts on hand for my old military Deuce. I
was shocked to say the least. Wish I still had that beast, was gonna put the
axles under Tweety, but with no where to keep it, it had to go. Oh well, got
it free, sold it for 500, I think I did alright. FTE content, The 500 I got
from that paid for new rims and tires on Tweety.

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

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Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 09:55:46 -0500
Subject: Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
From: John LaGrone ford-trucks.com>

on 5/10/2000 11:17 PM, Keith Srb at herbieford-trucks.com wrote:

> Would anybody have any suggestions as far as what else I should look for???

Keith,

I am going to guess that you either have a vacuum line that has fallen
against a hot manifold and burned in two or a brittle cracked line that
broke. My son's Monte Carlo used to do the same thing from time to time. I
finally replaced the general's original brittle vacuum line to the air
conditioner unit with some neoprene line. No more problem. Have you been
digging under your dash? If so, you may have pulled a line loose, then the
road vibration knocked it all of the way off.

My next guess would be a spark plug wire that is arcing before it gets to
the plug. It is possible to break the wire at the connector to the plug. The
wire will arc from the core to the connector instead of across the plug gap.
The easiest way to find the cylinder that isn't firing is to pull the plugs,
paying attention to where they came from, and look at them. The misfiring
plug will be black and maybe wet. Check that plug wire with an ohm meter.
Infinite resistance equals broken wire.

Don't be spraying ether around a running engine with possible arcing plug
wires unless your insurance on you and your truck is paid up.

-- 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: TBeeeeaol.com
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 11:26:36 EDT
Subject: Re: FE Waterneck Sizes

Tony: I like a plain jane, stripped down, bone stock cheese pizza. Is it any wonder? FTE content: I'll enjoy it while working on my newest acquisition, a low mileage rust free 67 F250 4wd. I have told some of you about it privately. I'm supposed to pick it up tonight. I'll post some pictures with the details soon.

Stock Man

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From: "G & J Boling" alltel.net>
Subject: Re: FE Waterneck Sizes
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 11:30:20 -0400

The parts places can't seem to look up a large opening
> one... 8-( or tell me a specific model truck that came with the large
> opening one?
Thanks-
Tony Marino
> redneckraex.com
>
> ==========================================================
try looking it up fo a 61 to 64 390 auto that should do it my 62 t bird has
the larg stat
gordon


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Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 09:23:56 -0700
From: Keith Srb ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Sick FE

At 08:57 PM 05/11/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>If you have a tach,pull one plug wire at a time and check RPM drop.That
>will give you a starting point.Just went through a similar situation
>with my FE.turned out to be slightly bent pushrods and "soft" springs.
>Has the truck been sitting a while?Old gas caused my pushrod problem.

It was my daily driver until this happened.

How "slightly bent" were they?? Can you tell it was bent by looking at the
push rod?

Thanks
Keith


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From: pdesantoCinergy.com
Subject: Little spindle studs ?
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 12:38:22 -0400

Mark, the reason those studs can be smaller is because the hub sits down
into a rabbet (sp?) fit. The bolts just hold it in place, the "stepped fit"
of the bore and spindle takes the load. I hope this is clearer then mud ??
Phil


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From: "Erik Marquez" alaska.com>
Subject: Re: Little spindle studs ?
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 08:53:52 -0800




>Mark, the reason those studs can be smaller is because the hub sits down
>into a rabbet (sp?) fit. The bolts just hold it in place, the "stepped fit"
>of the bore and spindle takes the load.

Humm, ok been watching this thread and......

I ass-u-me by "stepped" and "rabbet" you mean the caliper bracket?? as this
is what the spindle is recessed in to. If so.. those studs are all that
hold on that piece to.... Yes the spindle is a tight (not pressed though)
fit in to the cal bracket, but the studs hold both the caliper bracket AND
the spindle to the knuckle. How do those little studs do all that
(rotational torque loads from the caliper bracket and the load placed on
them from the spindle????? Dam if I know :-) But I can tell ya I've never
had a broken spindle stud, even after bending a d44 housing enough to make
the axle shafts rub the housing inside..... got to watch then
landings....lol

Erik Marquez
bronco78alaska.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.home.gci.net/~bronco78
Home of the BB decal


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Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 13:37:23 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: microfiche readers

I saw one at the Tiffin, OH Flea Market last weekend for $75. The
genealogy list that I'm on had a thread on this awhile back. Seemed like
most of them had picked theirs up for around $35-50. Most of them got them
from Gov. auctions if I remember right.


At 09:02 AM 5/11/00 -0700, you wrote:
>A good place to find these is at your local government auction.


Ted Wnorowski
Flat Rock, OH
' 64 F-250
352 transplant
4 speed
' 63 F-100
parts truck

W/more kidney stones in tow

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Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 13:42:39 -0400
From: Ted Wnorowski ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: ebay search




At 12:05 PM 5/11/00 -0400, you wrote:
>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


Same here! I changed my Personal Shopper to "Ford pickup" along with "Ford
Truck'" and FOMOCO. It seems to give a broader range of returns.

Ted Wnorowski
Flat Rock, OH
' 64 F-250
352 transplant
4 speed
' 63 F-100
parts truck

W/more kidney stones in tow

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From: "Jeffrey L Schulz" bridgetest.com>
Subject: I Have a Sick 390FE
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 13:44:55 -0600

Keith,

Did you recently fill it up with gas?

I've had this exact same "mystery" disease before, and on three or four
occasions, it turned out to be just bad gas......

It's the easiest problem to have....the other thing to monitor would be if
fuel is actually making up to the carb, one of those clear plastic (not
glass!!!) filters just before the carb is always a good thing to have for a
"visual"....

CJ


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From: "Matt Schu" hotmail.com>
Subject: Doug Thorley Headers on a 76 390 4wd
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 11:43:48 AKDT

Old Ford truck list,

I was just looking though the California Air Resource board web site looking
at of the parts that are emissions legal on my truck. Here in Alaska the
emissions standards are very anal so I am forced to use only CARB certified
parts. Anyway the only set of headers that are legal for me to install on
my 76 390 FWD is the Doug Thorley headers part number 264. They look nice
but they are very expensive. About $370 for the pair.

So here are the questions: Has anyone ever installed this header? How well
do they seal? How well do they fit around the starter.

I am hoping they work out, because I would love to get a little more power
out of my 390.

thanks
schu
________________________________________________________________________


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From: "craig taylor" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Doug Thorley Headers on a 76 390 4wd
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 12:05:25 AKDT




Here in
>Alaska the
>emissions standards are very anal so I am forced to use only CARB certified
>parts.
Schu, I two live in Alaska but lucky for me I'm out in the vally. As I
understand Anchorage emission laws you can't even use the CARB parts. If it
didn't come from the factory your out of luck. Anchorage is the only place
in the nation with this requirement. I hope I'm wrong but you should double
check before you spend the money. Let me know what you come up with.
Craig

________________________________________________________________________


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Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 13:20:03 -0700
From: Keith Srb ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: I Have a Sick 390FE

At 01:44 PM 05/12/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>Keith,
>
>Did you recently fill it up with gas?
>
>I've had this exact same "mystery" disease before, and on three or four
>occasions, it turned out to be just bad gas......
>
>It's the easiest problem to have....the other thing to monitor would be if
>fuel is actually making up to the carb, one of those clear plastic (not
>glass!!!) filters just before the carb is always a good thing to have for a
>"visual"....

I usually go though a tank to a tank and a half a week. Right now, I can't
remember how many miles is on the last fill up. I'll have to check when I
get home. I always get gas at the same station, which really doesn't
matter since they could of gotten a shipment of bad gas.

I just replaced the fuel pump and filters less than six months ago, but
then again, I might have gotten a sub-par pump to, so I think I will try
putting one of these filters on and see what it tells me.

Thanks!
Keith


Thanks


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From: "Matt Schu" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Doug Thorley Headers on a 76 390 4wd
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 13:21:43 AKDT

Craig,

After going around with the IM guys they are forced to allow CARB apoved
parts, however they don't like to. Basically you need to make abosoluty
sure that the EO number is valid, that the EO number for your you EXACT
part, and that the application is exactly as it apears in the EO cert. If
they can find anything that doesn't line up they will fail you, so you need
to be very careful. The best way to do it is to go down and get it in
writing that they will IM your truck with the part before you order it.

I'll let you know if I order the part.

schu


>Schu, I two live in Alaska but lucky for me I'm out in the vally. As I
>understand Anchorage emission laws you can't even use the CARB parts. If it
>didn't come from the factory your out of luck. Anchorage is the only place
>in the nation with this requirement. I hope I'm wrong but you should double
>check before you spend the money. Let me know what you come up with.
>Craig
>

________________________________________________________________________


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From: "G & J Boling" alltel.net>
Subject: Re: I Have a Sick 390FE
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 17:33:16 -0400


> Don't be spraying ether around a running engine with possible arcing plug
> wires unless your insurance on you and your truck is paid up.
>
> -- John
> jlagroneford-trucks.com <]:-)
=========================================================
GOSH
guess i have been lucky ive been doing it for 40 yrs when all else failed
and i am not a room temperature YET
and havent burnt any of them down either
gordon


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Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 18:34:11 -0400
From: mdennis access.mountain.net>
Subject: 390 Motor Mounts

I've got a 390 from a 62 T-Bird with 62,000 actual miles that I am putting in a 76 F150 4x4. The motor mounts I got for a 390
will not fit the motor. I thought all motor castings for 390 were the same. Double checked and tripled checked, they are the
right motor mounts for a 76 truck / 390. Anybody have any ideas? The motor mount bolt holes on the motor are 2 1/2 inches
apart center to center. The motor mounts are about 3 1/2" center to center. Also, the truck had a 351W. Will the the frame
towers work with this change to the 390? Any help is greatly appreciated.



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From: TBeeeeaol.com
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 19:11:47 EDT
Subject: Re: 390 Motor Mounts

The early FE blocks (58-64 I believe) used a different motor mount. I'm not
sure what the fix is. Someone else must have done this before.

Stock Man

>
> I've got a 390 from a 62 T-Bird with 62,000 actual miles that I am
> putting in a 76 F150 4x4. The motor mounts I got for a 390
> will not fit the motor. I thought all motor castings for 390 were the
same.
>

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From: "Ted and Sarah Freeman" ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Sick FE
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 19:42:34 -0400

I had a similar problem. Mine wound up being a weak coil.

-Ted

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From: scott ford-trucks.com>
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Date: Thursday, May 11, 2000 10:57 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] Sick FE


>If you have a tach,pull one plug wire at a time and check RPM drop.That
>will give you a starting point.Just went through a similar situation
>with my FE.turned out to be slightly bent pushrods and "soft" springs.
>Has the truck been sitting a while?Old gas caused my pushrod problem.
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From: "G & J Boling" alltel.net>
Subject: Re: 390 Motor Mounts
Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 00:45:21 -0400


> I've got a 390 from a 62 T-Bird with 62,000 actual miles that I am
putting in a 76 F150 4x4. The motor mounts I got for a 390
> will not fit the motor.
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the mounts for a 62 use only 2 holes and are different than the ones i think
from 64 or so on up but get mounts for a 62 and they should bolt up okay
then last year i stuck a newer style 390 in my 62 and had just the reverse
problem got the newer style mounts and they went right in then
the frame towers should be the same tho I THINK NOT FOR SURE THO
GORDON
69 F100
79 F100
62 T-BIRD
88 GRAND MARQUIS


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