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fordtrucks61-79-digest Sunday, November 2 1997 Volume 01 : Number 327



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In this issue:

Re: heater ["Bear" ]
Header choices for an FE.. [Paul ]
Trans. [Schottsweb webtv.net (George Schott)]
V8 firing order, book to read ["Erik J. O'Daniel"
Re: 66 f100 dash [OldTrux aol.com]
Re: Ford 460 Oiling problem ["Ron" ]
Is everybody tired of the V8 firing order? #325 [Alan Mittelstaedt
Re: Is everybody tired of the V8 firing order? #325 [danadeb pacbell.net]
'76 F350 Smog and things ["deconblu" ]
RE: Torque Specifications Question [Sleddog ]
RE: Torque Specs [Sleddog ]
RE: Torque Specifications Question [Sleddog ]
400 starting problems ["Dave Walbeck" ]
Re: '76 F350 Smog and things [Paul ]
Ford v8-400, the next chapter ["Daniel H. Jenkins"
Re: Getting back on track! [JRFiero aol.com]
What's the timing for FE engine? [Paul ]
Re: Ford v8-400, the next chapter [danadeb pacbell.net]
'76 F350 Smog and things [Randy Collins ]
Re: '76 F350 Smog and things ["deconblu" ]
Re: '76 F350 Smog and things ["deconblu" ]
Re: Getting back on track! ["deconblu" ]
FE390 [Don ]
Re: FE390 [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: FE390 ["Larry Coffman" ]
Re: FE390 ["deconblu" ]

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 06:23:25 -0600
From: "Bear"
Subject: Re: heater

Mine does come out from the passenger compartment but the bolts are in the
engine compartment. My truck doesn't have air.....
- -----Original Message-----
From: Tom Hogan
To: 'Ford Trucks'
Date: Thursday, October 30, 1997 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: heater


>Gary and Bear,
>Did the trucks your were working on have the factory air conditioning?
>The manual I was using was very specific about getting to it from the
>passenger compartment. My dad's truck did not have air and I believe
>your method would work for that setup but if the factory air is
>installed then the project gets a lot more complicated. They stacked a
>bunch of stuff in the way. Using the factory procedure I was able to
>completely disassemble the unit from inside the cab, replace the blower
>motor (that was my problem) and put it back together without dumping the
>freon charge. The way the airbox is set up to access it from the engine
>compartment, 'ya can't git thar frum heyar'.
>
>
>Tom H
>San Francisco, California
>76 F-150 SuperCab 390FE
>96 Windstar 200 hp 3.8L (Wife's Hot Rod)
>
>======== Start included message ==============
>Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 14:33:05 +0000
>From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
>Subject: Re: heater
>
>> From: "art l"
>> Subject: Re: heater
>> Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 11:01:15 -0800
>
>> It is a 78, I have the ford service manual, and I have been
>> looking at the
>> process of removing the core, looks like a whole day project. Now I
>
>I'm old and rusty but I think it all comes off from under the hood?
>Seems like a few bolts, two heater hoses and a wire last time I did
>it? Or was that the 75 van, or the 73 van, or the 68 PU,
>or..............Dang! I hate being old!
>
>Broncos really are supposed
>to have brakes aren't they?
>
>- -- Gary --
>
>
>___________________________________________________________
>Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 15:34:08 -0600
>From: "Bear"
>Subject: Re: Heater Core Removal and Installation (was Heater)
>
>It is about a 2 hour project. There is three nuts to remove from under
>the
>hood, one above the heater fan, one under the fan and the last one is
>6-8
>inches from the center of the fire wall at the same level as the intake.
>Also under the hood the heater hoses at the fire wall (remember which is
>top
>and which is bottom) disconnect the two wires that go to the fan, one is
>plugged in and the other is screwed to the firewall. Then go inside the
>cab
>and disconnect the two cables that go from the heater controls to the
>heater
>box and unplug the wires that plug into the front. Then start wiggling
>it
>out. Once you get it out you can look on the firewall side of the box
>and
>remove the piece of tin that is around the heater hose connections and
>the
>heater core can then be pulled out. When putting it back together make
>use
>of some silicone to replace the sealant on the heater panel and on the
>nuts
>that you removed from under the hood (don't silicone the ground wire for
>the
>fan).
>Any questions feel free to ask. I have done this once or twice. :)
>
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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 06:29:06 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul
Subject: Header choices for an FE..

Thanks for the input. I was shying away from Hooker headers because
the parts book listed only one part # for all mid 70's ford trucks w/FE's.
I figure it would be a shoe horn fit. Hedmans have 1-3/4 tubes with 3"
collectors and were spec'ed to the year w/the options so I think I'll get
those. I had heat related problems on a vehicle w/headers once when I was
a young lad, the starter kept getting cooked(but.... it was a ch**y?), and
I was mulling over the idea of using insulating high temp wrap around the
headers on the truck. Has anyone used this stuff on ordinary steel headers?
I know header life will be shortened with the wrap but does anyone have any
real life expierences with it? Just a thought....the starter probably won't
be a problem because the solenoid is mounted elseware,right..

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 09:52:22 -0500
From: Schottsweb webtv.net (George Schott)
Subject: Trans.

Gary you mentioned something about a 4 spd. overdrive I am assuming that
is an AOD tranny? If so it won't work with the carb. that I got it is an
Edlebrock 600 cfm electric choke and they say it's not compatible with
Ford AOD trannys I wanted to use a 4 spd. manual but the only one I
found was $1800.00 and I'm trying to stick to the budget otherwise the
war dept. will get irrate if you know what I mean. As for the flywheel
that also goes back to the budget I could have gotten a new flywheel for
about $150 but the flywheel I have had already been resurfaced and I
picked up the new ring gear for $12.99 at the parts store to me that's a
pretty nice savings. As for the reason I changed the old one with minor
chips in it I only have one word to explain it NEWBIE have'nt been there
or done that. I would also like to say that I really appreciate all of
the help that I get from this list and hope that one day I can input
more instead of just getting Thanks everyone I've got to go start the
front end swap now. Later

Duke's
Fine 69

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 10:53:25 +0000
From: "Erik J. O'Daniel"
Subject: V8 firing order, book to read

I read a book called, appropriately enough, Truck - about a guy
fixing up an old truck. (Touted as the Zen and the Art of Motorcycle
Maintenance for old trucks.) In the book the guy tore apart and
rebuilt the engine, put everything together, fired it up. No go. I
think he had same symptoms as you. He remembered that he'd had
difficulty installing, I believe, the cam - getting the valves up in
the correct position, etc.

Someone already mentioned that the cap may have been installed
180degress off - but maybe not. Maybe the cap was installed
incorrectly and the cam is off 180deg. The other reply mentioned you
might just start swapping the wires at the cap. Try advancing them
all four spaces each, and keep the regular order of course.

And as for that book - in case someone doesn't know about it:

TRUCK: On Rebuilding a Worn-Out Pickup, and Other Post-Technological
Adventures.
John Jerome
0395250188
76-43035

I really doubt you can buy it but your local library should be able
to borrow it from a library that owns it. We call it Interlibrary
Loan.

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 13:01:09 -0500 (EST)
From: OldTrux aol.com
Subject: Re: 66 f100 dash

In a message dated 97-10-31 22:10:51 EST, you write:


pulled it off and to my surprise the metal dash underneath looked like brand
new. >>
The dash pad is a factory item begining in '66. The same dash was used in
prior years without the pad. Maybe I should remove mine....

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 12:49:05 -0500
From: "Ron"
Subject: Re: Ford 460 Oiling problem

What's the temperature doing?

- ----------
> From: Mysurf_Lynn Ringard
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Ford 460 Oiling problem
> Date: Friday, October 31, 1997 6:10 PM
>
> >Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 08:46:39 -0800
> >To: fordtrucks61-70-request listservice.net
> >From: Lynn Ringard
> >Subject: Ford 460 Oiling problem
> >Cc: help
> >Bcc: help
> >
> >Help!
> >
> > I have a rebuilt 460 motor in a 78 F250 4X4. When it warms up
the
> oil pressure drops to 40 psi and will go lower when you put a load on the
> motor, ie going up a hill. All rod, main bearing clearances are with in
spec
> on clearance.(.0015 rod, .002, .003 main) I just changed from crane
variable
> duration lifters and got a small improvement in pressure. I also put on a
> new high volume oil pump along with a new ford pickup . The oil pan is
from
> a 87 truck as is the pump and pickup( rear sump). This is my second motor
in
> 2 weeks and has the same problem as the first. I swapped over the cam,
> lifters, rollor rockers, oil pump and pickup to the new short block. It
has
> 80 psi on start up, then goes to about 60 psi in about 10 minutes. Then
when
> I get on the road for about 15 to 20 minutes it drops to 40 psi. If I
hook
> up my trailer it will go as low as 25 psi and I'm afraid the motor won't
> last to long. The oil pressure guage is an auto guage 0 to 100psi and has
> been calibrated to insure that's not the problem. Oh yea, all the while
it
> runs great and has good power.
> >
> >Please help with this problem if you can it's driving me crazy. Thanks
Jon
> Ringard
> >
> K
> R
>
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Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 00:50:03 -0800
From: Alan Mittelstaedt
Subject: Is everybody tired of the V8 firing order? #325

> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 15:32:34 -0800 (PST)
> From: "Daniel H. Jenkins"
> Subject: Is everybody tired of the V8 firing order?
>
> Well, I tried Deacon Blue's way of finding where the rotor belongs
> for the number one cylinder, and it si right where it is marked on the
> cap. Ugh! I've tried everything! I'm going to go check the timing, but
> I don't see how it could be off... I didn't move the distributor. All I
> know is it's starting to get dark, and I DON'T fancy moving my truck via
> people power!! ;) THanks for the help.

Daniel--

Make sure that the mechanical advance (springs) is working properly.
Pop off the dist cap and rotate the rotor (advance mechanism) by hand.
It should spring right back into place. If it doesn't, it is going into
full advance immediately, which makes the truck almost impossible to
start. Find out why it is binding, or if the springs are worn out. I
had a similar problem, but I was missing one of my advance springs!

Good luck.

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Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 12:30:18 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: Is everybody tired of the V8 firing order? #325

This is way out there but. did you happen to buy a dist cap that
reroutes the terminal posts to the correct side of the engine. (i have
seen this type in specialty parts catalogs)


One other thing, is the vacuum advance lever attached to the breaker
plate? If the little clip is not there then the arm could come off and
timing would be way out.

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 15:32:24 -0800
From: "deconblu"
Subject: '76 F350 Smog and things

Hi Gang
Checking things out on the truck and I found it's F350 badge in a box
behind the seat so I'll quit call it a F372 (it sounds weird). I was
checking things out in the engine compartment and it has two canisters. One
down on the frame, (the charcoal canister) and an other next to the battery.
A purge canister? There is only one vacuum line coming off of it. There is
one port with no hose and one looks like it's broken off. I don't see a
reference to this canister. Does someone know what it is and where the lines
go? I'm in the process of cleaning up the engine compartment and haven't
taken off the air cleaner yet. I am hoping to find some open vacuum ports.
This could prove to be it's idle problems, which could make me a happy man.
There are a few shade tree repairs that need to be fixed but from what I'm
seeing the truck is in good shape. Miles on the truck is unknown, 4,100
showing. I don't know of a way of telling how many times it's been around.
Is there a way of finding out or is it assumption.
It's hard working on the truck and eating the kids candy at the same
time. I'm about a Butterfinger away from the sugar rush of death! :)
Later!


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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 18:24:44 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: Torque Specifications Question

- ----------
From: deconblu[SMTP:deconblu gte.net]
Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 10:00 PM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: Re: Torque Specifications Question

>>had something to due with Fluid Dynamics?
>
>You must know Engineers! :)
>
>maybe the ones that drive trains!! i'm an engineer,

I meant a Mechanic would have said it will torque but when the oil
squishes out the bolt will be loose. An Engineer would say Fluid Dynamics.
Sorry Sleddog I didn't mean to imply anything negative about Engineers! :)
Hey, I think I could be a politician! :)

Notin' negative taken. believe me, engineers get more abuse from the
machinests making parts than anyone else. so, no insult taken, and no
apology necessary! the trains thing is because when someone asks me
something that is not really my field, or "expertise", or something that
concerns the decisions made by the corporate coin counters, i just say
"hey, i just drive the train..."

but i thought some more information was in order.

sleddog



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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 18:28:43 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: Torque Specs

- ----------
From: deconblu[SMTP:deconblu gte.net]
Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 10:39 PM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: Re: Torque Specs

>What types of torque wrenches do/have you used? Any preferences, etc.

The kind you get in the parts stores (I don't know what they are
called)
are good and I understand they are the most accurate. IMHO the dial is the
most accurate but are a little high priced. The clicker is the easiest to
use I prefer my clickers over the rest. By the way I own and use them all.

i prefer click type myself, i use a snap-on 1/2" drive mostly.
the beam type are nice for things like checking torque on ratational
assemblies like gear sets, or a crankshaft, wher it is usually a couple of
in-lbs.

Why do some people think when they get to the specified torque, another
quarter turn is a good thing? :)

good question!

sleddog
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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 18:35:20 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: Torque Specifications Question

yes, it depends on both materials used, as well as the type of thread.
there is always elastic deformation when a bolt is tightened to it's
recommended torque. that is why bolt stretch is the best method of
"torquing" to required amount. plastic deformation is what is caused by
overtightening a bolt causing failure. torque to yeild is torquing right
up to the end of elastic, without going to plastc deformation, giving the
"tightest" possible hold for that particular bolt/stud.

sleddog

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From: A66f100 aol.com[SMTP:A66f100 aol.com]
Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 6:53 PM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: Re: Torque Specifications Question

You are talking about plastic deformation as opposed to elastic
deformation.
The variables depend on the material used. Mike B.






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Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 16:49:06 PST
From: "Dave Walbeck"
Subject: 400 starting problems

A couple of thoughts. Try lining up the timing marks, remove distributor
cap and make sure rotor is pointing at #1 or is at least dirrectly 180
off. If not possibly a jumped timing chain (broken teeth). Another
problem i've had (and I know it may sound weird but..)
the ignition module can cause all sorts of weird problems, like it
cranks over , sounds like it's going to start but as soon as you let of
the key ,nothing.Possibly even a bad distributor pickup inside the
distributor. One more weird one check fuel pump,filter,and fuel
pressure. If it's leaning out it will bark out the carb very badly,even
enough to cause flames and fire to come out.
My 2 cents worth.
Dave Complete and total FORDNUT

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 18:01:11 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul
Subject: Re: '76 F350 Smog and things

This may sound wierd but is the can in question shaped like a can
that tomatos would come in, maybe larger? If it is then it is a vacuum
resesvoir of sorts to help out the vac system when the engine isn't making
enough vac to run other stuff like p/b. I don't where it would get hooked
into the vac system though.
At 03:32 PM 11/1/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi Gang
> Checking things out on the truck and I found it's F350 badge in a box
>behind the seat so I'll quit call it a F372 (it sounds weird). I was
>checking things out in the engine compartment and it has two canisters. One
>down on the frame, (the charcoal canister) and an other next to the battery.
>A purge canister? There is only one vacuum line coming off of it. There is
>one port with no hose and one looks like it's broken off. I don't see a
>reference to this canister. Does someone know what it is and where the lines
>go? I'm in the process of cleaning up the engine compartment and haven't
>taken off the air cleaner yet. I am hoping to find some open vacuum ports.
>This could prove to be it's idle problems, which could make me a happy man.
>There are a few shade tree repairs that need to be fixed but from what I'm
>seeing the truck is in good shape. Miles on the truck is unknown, 4,100
>showing. I don't know of a way of telling how many times it's been around.
>Is there a way of finding out or is it assumption.
> It's hard working on the truck and eating the kids candy at the same
>time. I'm about a Butterfinger away from the sugar rush of death! :)
>Later!
>
>

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 18:09:48 -0800 (PST)
From: "Daniel H. Jenkins"
Subject: Ford v8-400, the next chapter

OK, first, thanks to everybody who has responded. I've tried
everything (minus rotating the wires four spots) and none of it works.
I've tried cranking the cotten-picking thing over so many times that the
battery is dead... :( ANyway, here's a recap of the problem for those of
you who missed it:

I went to replace the original (yes, the 20 year-old) distributor
cap and rotor. I blindly pulled off the wires because I figured the
Chilton's manual had the firing order. Silly me! I put the spark plug
wires back on according to the manual, and all I'm getting is a whole lot
of problems! They are:

1) Hard to start. I turn it over time and time again; it doesn't want to
start.

2) Mucho backfiring through the carb. :( SOmebody said this was usually
caused due to a burnt or frozen intake valve. :( :( :(

3) When it does run, it misfires like there is no tomorrow. The only time
I've ever seen my truck run so rough was when I wasn't firing on three
cylinders. :(

Well, that's a recap. IF I ghet a chance to try rotating the
wires four spots, I'll try that. I'm hoping that is it, but I'm betting
that I have a stuck valve. :( Thanks to all of you who replied, and if
you come up with anything else, let me know! You've all been a great
help. Thanks.

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Daniel H. Jenkins Food for thought: John Milton
djenkins honors.unr.edu wrote _Paradise_Lost_; When his
Honors Program wife died he wrote _Paradise_
University of Nevada, Reno _Regained_...

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 21:17:01 -0500 (EST)
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: Getting back on track!

In a message dated 97-11-01 15:14:00 EST, you write:

>

Deacon - give Teddi the keyboard for a few minutes to describe her first
experience with a 'junkyard.' Make sure she types 'FORD' at least once. Its
hard to transmit the experience to the uninitiated!

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 18:19:29 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul
Subject: What's the timing for FE engine?

The emissions decal on my truck is missing from the valve cover and
the shop manual refers me to, you guessed it, the decal. Whats the usual
timing figure for a 1975 390? I'm just looking for a ballpark figure that I
can start from. The vacum advance diaphram on the dist. is out of
commission too and I was thinking of upgrading the ignition system instead
of fixing what I've got now. I know there was a lengthy discussion a while
back on the duraspark so I won't ask what and how, but is there a FAQ on the
ignition system and how to identify what I would need from the bone yard?
Thanks in advance.

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Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 18:34:51 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: Ford v8-400, the next chapter

Two things:


1. If all you did was change dist cap then the chances anything else
went bad at the same time is very small.

2. If the firing order was 180 out I think it would run as described. (
I think I did it once with the same symptoms )

Keep checking

Dana

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 19:32:40 -0800
From: Randy Collins
Subject: '76 F350 Smog and things

Deacon Blues (Jim),

I don't have any advice for you buddy, I just wanted to send a note to let
you know how much I enjoy reading your truck stories. Keep posting them!

I have never really thought about the "Butterfinger away from the sugar
rush of death!" but I can relate.

F350's are cool! My truck is an F250 wannabe 350.

Randy Collins
Boise, Idaho
rcollins micron.net

1975 Ford F250 4WD Supercab "Muscle Truck"
(wanna be 460 SUPER COBRA JET)
Soon to have the following Randy installed options:
460 C-6 R-CODE :)
Hi Gang
Checking things out on the truck and I found it's F350 badge in a box
behind the seat so I'll quit call it a F372 (it sounds weird). I was
checking things out in the engine compartment and it has two canisters. One
down on the frame, (the charcoal canister) and an other next to the
battery.
A purge canister? There is only one vacuum line coming off of it. There is
one port with no hose and one looks like it's broken off. I don't see a
reference to this canister. Does someone know what it is and where the
lines
go? I'm in the process of cleaning up the engine compartment and haven't
taken off the air cleaner yet. I am hoping to find some open vacuum ports.
This could prove to be it's idle problems, which could make me a happy man.
There are a few shade tree repairs that need to be fixed but from what I'm
seeing the truck is in good shape. Miles on the truck is unknown, 4,100
showing. I don't know of a way of telling how many times it's been around.
Is there a way of finding out or is it assumption.
It's hard working on the truck and eating the kids candy at the same
time. I'm about a Butterfinger away from the sugar rush of death! :)
Later!


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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 19:39:56 -0800
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: '76 F350 Smog and things

From: Paul
> This may sound wierd but is the can in question shaped like a can
>that tomatos would come in, maybe larger? If it is then it is a vacuum
>resesvoir of sorts to help out the vac system when the engine isn't making
>enough vac to run other stuff like p/b. I don't where it would get hooked
>into the vac system though.

Weird and accurate! And so I surmise, if related to vacuum and not
completely hooked up would cause the problems I am experiencing! Now I just
need to figure out how to hook it up, or how to put tomatoes in it. As long
as it's functional for the Smog Nazis. Thanks Paul, this helps a lot!

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 19:56:27 -0800
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: '76 F350 Smog and things

From: Randy Collins
>I don't have any advice for you buddy, I just wanted to send a note to let
>you know how much I enjoy reading your truck stories. Keep posting them!

Thanks! Words are just a play thing to me, Created for the amusement of the
mind.

>I have never really thought about the "Butterfinger away from the sugar
>rush of death!" but I can relate.

And I just had to eat it. Bing, bing, bing. Why was that wall there anyway.

>F350's are cool! My truck is an F250 wannabe 350.

Keep the faith my brother, just a week ago mine thought it was an F250.
Things happen that we just can't explain. :) It's a wonderful life.


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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 20:06:14 -0800
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: Getting back on track!

> Deacon - give Teddi the keyboard for a few minutes to describe her first
>experience with a 'junkyard.' Make sure she types 'FORD' at least once.
Its
>hard to transmit the experience to the uninitiated!

I would but the only way Teddi would step foot in a junkyard is if they
clean it up and get rid of all the junk! It's like someones trash "Yuk"! :)

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Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 22:15:53 -0600
From: Don
Subject: FE390

I am new to this so excuse me if I mess up here....
I am rebuilding a 1969 390 to put in a 1979 F150, I was considering using
the following parts......
stock heads , valve train etc.....(all new tho)
Edelbrock Performer Cam, Intake and Carburetor
Does anyone know if this should be fine ?
Any known problems with this on 390 ?

as I am new to engine rebuilding .....and help is appreciated....
thanx
Donb ficom.net

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Date: Sat, 01 Nov 1997 22:04:04 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: FE390

Don wrote:

> Edelbrock Performer Cam, Intake and Carburetor
> Does anyone know if this should be fine ?
> Any known problems with this on 390 ?
>


I think someone here on the list has had some experience with Edel-broke
and a 390!

I just cleared my deleted E-Mails today and don't remember who!

But I know by Monday afternoon you will have info!

Good luck

Dana

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Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 01:45:58 -0500
From: "Larry Coffman"
Subject: Re: FE390

Steve Delanty was the one with the Edelbroke, I don`t think weve heard from
him latelyabout it?

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> From: danadeb pacbell.net
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: FE390
> Date: Sunday, November 02, 1997 1:04 AM
>
> Don wrote:
>
> > Edelbrock Performer Cam, Intake and Carburetor
> > Does anyone know if this should be fine ?
> > Any known problems with this on 390 ?
> >
>
>
> I think someone here on the list has had some experience with Edel-broke
> and a 390!
>
> I just cleared my deleted E-Mails today and don't remember who!
>
> But I know by Monday afternoon you will have info!
>
> Good luck
>
> Dana
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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 23:04:37 -0800
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: FE390

>Don wrote:
>
>> Edelbrock Performer Cam, Intake and Carburetor
>> Does anyone know if this should be fine ?
>> Any known problems with this on 390 ?....


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