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fordtrucks61-79-digest Monday, November 3 1997 Volume 01 : Number 331



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In this issue:

Re: ball joints [Don Grossman ]
Re: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: ball joints ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: ball joints [james oxley ]
Re: ball joints [Don Grossman ]
Re: SMOG POLICE ["art l" ]
Re: 400 V-8 the next chapter ["MICHAEL THOMAS" ]
Re: Trans. ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
RE: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION ["Borkowski, John" ]
Re: F350 at my Homepage ["deconblu" ]
Re: Getting back on track! [Tom Hogan ]
[none] [Tom Hogan ]
RE F350 at my Homepage [Tom Hogan ]
RE Ford v8-400, the next chapter [Tom Hogan ]
RE: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Getting back on track! ["deconblu" ]
Re: FE390 [SuperMagot ]
Re: Cauretor for aod? [SuperMagot ]
Re: I'm back a fool! ["deconblu" ]
Re: SMOG POLICE REVISITED [John MacNamara ]
Re: RE F350 at my Homepage ["deconblu" ]
[none] ["George Shepherd" ]
Re: Ford 460 Oiling problem ["Ron" ]
Front end swap [Schottsweb webtv.net (George Schott)]
Re: Getting back on track! [Jeffry Johnston ]
RE: C6 re-install, any tips? [DC Beatty ]

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 11:14:31 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: ball joints

james oxley wrote:
>
> Okey-dokey
>
> Who's done ball joints?? (1978). I figure while I'm in the front axle
> to upgrade U-joints, I'm going to do axle seals, ball joints and those
> teeny little needle bearing in the hub that support outer axle. How bad
> are the front ball joints to change??

Take em down to the parts store with you and have them press them out
and the new ones in. If you buy the ball joints there sometimes they
will do the press work for free.
- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44, power
steering, power brakes

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 14:18:21 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION

> From: Sleddog
> Subject: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION
> Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 10:24:01 -0500

> it, especially on a subject that is so lacking in information and
> very infrequently done.

There's a good reason for this, IT'S A TOUGH JOB to get right without
a lot of mechanical back ground. Guess how I know???

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 14:30:08 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: ball joints

> Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 10:27:32 -0800
> From: james oxley
> Subject: ball joints

> Who's done ball joints?? (1978). I figure while I'm in the front
> axle
> to upgrade U-joints, I'm going to do axle seals, ball joints and
> those teeny little needle bearing in the hub that support outer
> axle. How bad are the front ball joints to change??

I replaced the dust cover on my rotors while I was in there too.
They're still availabel from ford but they're around $25/pc and of
course side dependent.

Hardest part I found was getting them out of the yoke without
breaking something. I wound up using my air chisle with punch in it.
Getting them back in requires some care too so you don't tilt them
and shave metal etc. or damage the crimp and housing etc..

Once you have the caliper, hub and spindle off, axle out and all the
parts off the yoke you take the nuts off and tap the top threaded pin
and the whole shebang falls off on your toes (well that's how I did
it anyway). Have fun :-)

Oh, theres this little adjustable bushing thingy that I sort of
guesimated how tight to make it so when I tightend up the two pins it
would be at equilibrium. Since there's only one snap ring, maybe it
finds equilibrium after you drive on it a bit, don't know for sure.
Course I never cracked my service manual the whole time :-)


Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 14:38:20 -0800
From: james oxley
Subject: Re: ball joints

Don Grossman wrote:

> Take em down to the parts store with you and have them press them out
> and the new ones in. If you buy the ball joints there sometimes they
> will do the press work for free.


I take it that the knuckle comes off with both ball joints intact???


OX

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 11:58:05 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: ball joints

james oxley wrote:

> I take it that the knuckle comes off with both ball joints intact???
>
> OX

yup.

If you have to go this far replace it all .
- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44, power
steering, power brakes

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:20:23 -0800
From: "art l"
Subject: Re: SMOG POLICE

In Las Vegas they make us run the oxygenated gas during the winter, from
Oct. to Feb. ,the rest of the year its suppose to be plain old gas. The
octane is not suppose to change between the two, most gas stations have a
87,89,92 octane rating gases. I can't tell the difference between the two
when they supposably change over. But I have never seen them taking out the
one gas to put in the other, so its most likely well mixed up, If they even
change over. You now how the government likes to tell you one thing and do
another. As far as air, in the winter most days you can still see the air
if there is no wind, and the EPA is always trying to impose more rules on
us. The guy across the street has a 86 mustange LX with a 302 running about
10:1 compression, with a blower, and NOS. He uses pump gas year round with
no problems. It runs a low 11 in the quarter. Right now a gallon of 89
octane gas is $1.27 for 76. Good luck with the EPA, once they get there
foot in the door, look out.
Art Lutz 78 F-250 4X4 XLT, 400

>From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: SMOG POLICE REVISITED

> Well, the rumblings about "reformulated gasoline" are getting louder.
> Seems we've set some records for EPA violations here in Birmingham.

> So, I'm wondering what is in store for us with high perf engines, soon
> to be high perf engines and just older engines...

> What is this stuff made of, octane ratings and what is the general no
>good it's gonna due for probably a higher price.

>California guys, Nevada guys and all your clear air breathers, what
>say ??? Give me some info

> If you can't see the air, how can you trust it ?????????

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 15:35:16 -0500
From: "MICHAEL THOMAS"
Subject: Re: 400 V-8 the next chapter

Hello-

The theory of being out 180 degree sticks to me as the right choice.
I also just took down a 400 and found a burnt valve on #6. The truck
was rough running and it would stall under load. Check compression
levels would be my next guess.

But anyway I am having problems with my 400. It idles just a little
rough and it backfires through the carb under hard accleration. If
you give it gradual throttle, it will perform great. I have checked
timing and all, so I think. The heads have just been redone and I
have great compression. This is the motor I just overhauled

Thanks guys, you've been great!!


M. Dustin Thomas
mdthomas nc.edu
KB9OGG
'77 F150 Ranger 400 cubes
'91 G*C Sonoma 4-popper
Never enough time to do it
right at first, but plenty
of time to do it over.

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 15:32:48 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Trans.

> From: pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)
> Subject: Re: Trans.
> Date: Mon, 3 Nov 97 14:15:28 EST

> overdrive not being adequate for proper fuel atomization. Holley

They're right about the atomization thing, Holley's aren't very good
at it :-)

> even says you can tear things up using the carb.

Ha! Wishfull thinking! Sounds like a brag to me :-)

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 15:48:30 -0500
From: "Borkowski, John"
Subject: RE: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION

Gary
What was the toughest part of the conversion?

John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gary, 78 BBB [SMTP:gpeters3 ford.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 03, 1997 9:18 AM
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION
>
> > From: Sleddog
> > Subject: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION
> > Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 10:24:01 -0500
>
> > it, especially on a subject that is so lacking in information and
> > very infrequently done.
>
> There's a good reason for this, IT'S A TOUGH JOB to get right without
> a lot of mechanical back ground. Guess how I know???
>
> Broncos really are supposed
> to have brakes aren't they?
>
> -- Gary --
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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 11:19:45 -0800
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: F350 at my Homepage

>Great find on the F-350. I also found my truck in the Truck Trader and
>found that almost every $1200 to $1500 truck that looked good in the
>picture was gone the same day the adds came out. I even called a guy and
>in the time it took me to drive over to look at it he had sold it. ( I
>think it was 20 min or so ).
>
>Also love the mountains in the back ground. I hate living in the
>flatlands!

Thanks Dana
The weirdest thing about the whole deal was the Truck Trader was a week and
a half old. I called thinking there was no way it was still there for the
same reason you mentioned. It was meant to be mine I guess.

I've lived here all my life and have always loved those mountains.


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- -----Original Message-----
From: danadeb pacbell.net
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Date: Sunday, November 02, 1997 11:15 PM
Subject: Re: F350 at my Homepage


>
>Dana
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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:32:57 -0800
From: Tom Hogan
Subject: Re: Getting back on track!

Jill "You didn't even go to the ballet did you?"
Tim "Yes I did."
Jill "Then how did it end?"
Tim "The audience wakes up and stumbles to their cars."


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Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 15:38:01 -0800
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: Getting back on track!

>We should all be careful about wife bashing, If it wasn't for their
>generosity and understanding we would all be a the opera sleeping to
>Madame Butterfly!
>
>
>Just a thought!
>(flame suit on!)

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:46:45 -0800
From: Tom Hogan
Subject: [none]

Hey Steve D. how about an update on the Performer swap? Any mileage
figures yet?

Tom H
San Francisco, California
76 F-150 SuperCab 390FE
96 Windstar 200 hp 3.8L (Wife's Hot Rod)



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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?

- - ----------
> 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: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:43:57 -0800
From: Tom Hogan
Subject: RE F350 at my Homepage

Congrats on a great score!! The '73 look awesome too. Some people
just can't understand how great these old trucks are (your neighbors).
Way to show them!! The engine compartment looks really sanitary. Love
that Ford blue!!!! How long did it take? I've been thinking about
getting mine steam cleaned and then detailing under the hood.

The weather has been really mild here in the Bay Area. First time I
ever went trick-or-treating (with my kids, no really. no REALLY!!) and
didn't freeze my hey-heys off. Today its about 90 degrees. If they
would let me I'd be wearing shorts at the salt mine today. I hear on
the news that you guys in SO CAL are having the Santa Anna Blast Furnace
blowing through there. How is it?

Keep up the good work and wave that Ford banner High!!!


Tom H
San Francisco, California
76 F-150 SuperCab 390FE
96 Windstar 200 hp 3.8L (Wife's Hot Rod)


PS do you REALLY want me to go into that ammeter thing again???? ;0)

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Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 21:17:07 -0800
From: "deconblu"
Subject: F350 at my Homepage

Hi Gang!
I put a picture of my F350 on my Homepage. It also shows the kind of
day
we had here in So. Cal. today. It was a little bright out to be taking a
picture of a white truck but hey, I can think of worst things to deal
with.
50,000 visits! Good thing you don't need to be there to greet
everyone
"Hello, Welcome to Ford Trucks" 50,000 times would be like work.
Congratulations Bro & Sis, Looks like your a hit (little Web humor).


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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:56:21 -0800
From: Tom Hogan
Subject: RE Ford v8-400, the next chapter

Daniel,
How's the 400 going? I hate to duplicate what has been said already but
the symptoms you describe really sound like the plugs aren't in the
correct order. If the truck was running when you started this is where
I would look. I would pull the plug from #1 cylinder and have the dist
cap removed so I could watch the rotor. Put your thumb OVER not inside
the spark plug hole (I know, duh right?). Have someone crank the
engine, when #1 is on the compression stroke the rotor will be pointing
to where the #1 plug wire should be installed. Also note the direction
of rotation then install the plugs in the proper firing order.

I was helping a friend work on his ch**y (I know, friends don't let
friend drive gm) and he had installed the rotor BACKWARDS effectively
reversing the wiring order at the cap. It is possible on a delco to
install the rotor 180 degrees out. I know this is impossible on a Ford
but basically, if it was running when you started the project then the
only thing that SHOULD have changed is what you replaced.

Tom H
San Francisco, California
76 F-150 SuperCab 390FE
96 Windstar 200 hp 3.8L (Wife's Hot Rod)

PS You might check that you have a spark at the plugs too.

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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: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 17:10:36 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: RE: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION

> From: "Borkowski, John"
> Subject: RE: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION
> Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 15:48:30 -0500

> Gary
> What was the toughest part of the conversion?

I used bronco parts, C-6, NP-205, 460 and Dana 44 with coil springs
and radius arms and track bar. I wanted a low CG so kept the cross
member by cutting out a hole in the middle to fit the punkin into. I
set the geometry up with the frame hung from my hoist and cross
measured to jig pins on the frame to get the offset and set back
correct. Fabricated radius arm brackets and welded them to the frame
with everything assembled except the springs and shocks and
crossmember sitting fully down on the punkin after welding
reinforcements back in in the shape of the punkin (wasn't taking any
chances). Had to fabricate spring perches and shock mounts and track
bar mount and also 3" blocks for the rear with proper tilt for pinion
and got E-350 shocks wich were longer than the E-150's. Fronts were
stock as I recall. I also did a lot of nono's like welding short
stubs on the drag link and tie rod so I could use cheap replacement
parts (short rod ends) on all 4 locations and have full
adjustability. Welding is not recommended here, get someone to make
you some rods with threaded ends from 4150, half hard rod, slightly
larger than the originals with good radii at the thread/shank
junctures. Add the sleeves and short rod ends and you have a bullet
proof set up, cheap to maintain.

It was all hard if you don't have tools and resources and facilities
to work in etc. I had all of these plus lots of know how (and learn
how as well :-))

I guess if I had to pick something it would be figuring it all out so
it worked well together and finding the adapters and mounts etc. to
put it together. It finally came together after 3 months of work at
every loose moment I had.

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 14:16:18 -0800
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: Getting back on track!

>Jill "You didn't even go to the ballet did you?"
>Tim "Yes I did."
>Jill "Then how did it end?"
>Tim "The audience wakes up and stumbles to their cars."

Oh, ballet! not opera. Now I get it! Is anyone buying this!

Can someone hand me a towel so I can wipe this egg off my face! :]


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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 17:33:53 EST
From: SuperMagot
Subject: Re: FE390

In a message dated 97-11-02 02:06:20 EST, you write:

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

I had this manifold on a 360 (identical to the 390 except for crank)
the only problem I had was the little tube that connects between the water
pump and the manifold. I had to go buy one and freeze/press fit into the
manifold. Other than that it worked like a champ. Just be careful about
cleaning the surfaces as clean as you possibly can, and throw away the gasket
for the back surface and dont be afraid to use liquid gasket stuff.

- - Mike

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 17:36:32 EST
From: SuperMagot
Subject: Re: Cauretor for aod?

In a message dated 97-11-02 13:01:03 EST, you write:


that I can use with my aod tv rod ? Evry one keeps telling me I dont
need the rod they are confused this is not a kickdown rod any help will
be appreciated >>

I cant tell you if any of those mfgs have carburetors that are designed for
AOD (i am almost sure Holley would) but I have heard that the carb must be
designed to work with the AOD or you will hose it up.

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 14:49:54 -0800
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: I'm back a fool!

>From Gary:
>Yeah, me too but I didn't want to be the first to mention it :-)

Right! :)

Well I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong. OK, only because everyone knows
I was wrong! But come on Gary, Steve beat you to the punch, admit it!

He likes me, He really likes me! :)


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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 15:03:36 -0800
From: John MacNamara
Subject: Re: SMOG POLICE REVISITED

jniolon uss.com wrote:

> Well, the rumblings about "reformulated gasoline" are getting louder.
> Seems we've set some records for EPA violations here in Birmingham.
>
> So, I'm wondering what is in store for us with high perf engines, soon
> to be high perf engines and just older engines...
>
> What is this stuff made of, octane ratings and what is the general no
> good it's gonna due for probably a higher price.
>
> California guys, Nevada guys and all your clear air breathers, what
> say ??? Give me some info

Hello: Here is a letter from a gentleman to Hemmings Motor News. If you think
the EPA cares about our environment, read on! God forbid if they force this
stuff on you.

Thanks
JohnDear HMNI am writing regarding a health, water, cars, and gas alert. You
may not be aware of some of the problems caused by the EPA enforcing the "Clean
Air Act."
Many states and many areas of other states including Metropolitan New York, are
forced to use a motor fuel known as "reformulated gasoline with MTBE" (methyl
tertiary butyl ether). The purpose of this is to provide cleaner air, but what
you do not know is, "the cure is worse than the disease." What you are now
breathing is formaldehyde and other bad by-produce.
MTBE is on the hazardous air pollutants list regulated by the Air Toxics
program under the 1990 Clean Air Act.
MTBE is also getting into the ground water through surface spills (such as at
service stations
transport areas and through auto accidents) as well as from leakage of
underground storage tanks and pipes. MTBE gets into lakes and rivers from
powerboats, jet skis and marinas. It has been detected in the ground water in
many states, as well as in the drinking water. At the present time there is
much furor and legislative action in California concerning this issue.
This fuel is believed to be carcinogenic and its exposure can lead to asthma,
nosebleeds, runny eves nausea, sinus problems and most of all can affect one's
balance and equilibrium when exposed to heavy concentrations of formaldehyde.
In addition to its effects on humans, it will do much damage to motor vehicles,
including rotting out the-rubber components of fuel systems, hose and fuel pump
diaphragms. It will shake loose particles of fiberglass from gas pumps in some
instances.
And now there is a new problem: MBTE will foul up your gas gauge, giving false
readings due to the fact that it affects the floats in gas tanks This can
happen to any vehicle, including those manufactured in 1997. You could run out
of gas if you allow your gas gauge to read below one-half. In addition, your
mileage conic be 'off" up to 20-30 percent in some older cars. A good rule is
to always keep a fire extinguisher aboard. Apparently there are many engine
fires but these are not generally reported by the: media. ~
Save our health, waterways, cars and drinking water. It is our lifeline.
Contact your legislators as this is a National Crisis!



>
>
> If you can't see the air, how can you trust it ?????????
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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 15:14:45 -0800
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: RE F350 at my Homepage

>Congrats on a great score!! The '73 look awesome too. Some people
>just can't understand how great these old trucks are (your neighbors).
>Way to show them!! The engine compartment looks really sanitary. Love
>that Ford blue!!!! How long did it take? I've been thinking about
>getting mine steam cleaned and then detailing under the hood.

To long, way to long! All I was doing was installing some headers and it got
out of hand. Teddi really loved that smooth move.
I'm getting ready to move in the next couple of weeks so I'll start on the
'76 then. I'll be two doors down from Mom and Dad, so access to Dads tools,
Yes! :)

>The weather has been really mild here in the Bay Area. First time I
>ever went trick-or-treating (with my kids, no really. no REALLY!!) and
>didn't freeze my hey-heys off. Today its about 90 degrees. If they
>would let me I'd be wearing shorts at the salt mine today. I hear on
>the news that you guys in SO CAL are having the Santa Anna Blast Furnace
>blowing through there. How is it?

Not to bad. The sky isn't as blue and no wind.

>PS do you REALLY want me to go into that ammeter thing again???? ;0)

Um, Yes and no. I really have an ammeter that doesn't work in it. I have the
whole thread on the ammeter. I don't understand a thing you guys said. :) It
isn't really for electrically stupid. Is there a Mr. Rodger's explanation?
"OK, boys and girls, can you say "burn-up the dash"? Because that's what
you'll do if you do it wrong! Oh look, here comes Trolley with some wire!
Ding Ding! :)


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Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 23:17:06 -0600
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: [none]

I got it.

George Shepherd

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 18:30:27 -0500
From: "Ron"
Subject: Re: Ford 460 Oiling problem

Don't know if you have rebuilt the engine or not. If you have not replaced
the cam bearings during the engine rebuild, then that may be the problem.
Cam bearings will directly effect the oil pressure in relation to the
engine temperature.

Ron---Bronco Lover

> > > 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

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 19:48:08 -0500
From: Schottsweb webtv.net (George Schott)
Subject: Front end swap

Well this weekend I got up the nerve to install the power disc brakes on
the 69 from Ken's explaination I thought I was in for the fight of my
life but it really was'nt that bad I must admit I cheated a tad I went
to the U-pull-it and found a 75 donor truck and dropped the whole front
end I-beams radius arms springs and all came home dropped my front end
put the new Energy suspension bushings in the pivot arms and radius arms
of the 75 front end and bolted it up Then put everything else together
and greased and checked the king pins they seem good but may get bit
using the old ones everything seems to be o.k. I really appreciate the
help Ken. As far as the carb. to AOD tranny all that I know is that
Edelbrock says you can not use one with the Performer carb. I really
wish I could find a 4 spd. because as someone on this list pointed out
he went through three 3 spds. I don't want to go to all of this trouble
trying to get everything right and be driving along and the tranny tears
up. Thanks again for the inputs.

Duke's
Fine 69

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 18:27:02 -0700 (MST)
From: Jeffry Johnston
Subject: Re: Getting back on track!

> Can someone hand me a towel so I can wipe this egg off my face! :]
> Deacon Blues deconblu gte.net

Is it OK if it's the rag I just cleaned my zirks with? ;-)

Hi guys,

I'm new here and I'm in SE Arizona (near Tucson;). I have a '75 F-150
2 wheel drive, warner t-18 transmission, 360fe, with original wimbledon
white and NO chrome. I ordered it, and got it feb '75 in Safford AZ.

It has the heaviest front springs Ford made for it at the time (3/4" wire
didn't care for the whimpy original springs worth anything:) and I rigged
up duel shocks all around. I usually do all the work on it but handed
the engine over to guy in Willcox that rebuilds irrigation pumps and
farmers truck engines. I have edlebrock chain and sprockets and a 252
compitition cam. It now has more power and gets better gas milage than
it ever did! Man does it ever run good now! :-)

I've done alot of crazy stuff to my old truck and want to share some of
it. No questions for anybody, just yet.

Alvin Johnston
ps- hobby knife maker and pocket knife fixer

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 21:32:10 -0500
From: DC Beatty
Subject: RE: C6 re-install, any tips?

Could be the wrong converter. Did you get a new one? =


I have seen them with two different center pieces (the part that mates up=

with the hole in the center of the flywheel). One is real flat, the other=

is more of a cone. If you need the real flat one and you have the cone on=
e
you are in for a world of frustration. You can even break the ears off of=

the bellhousing if you really bear down on it (why yes, I have done it.
Twice on the same install in fact). =


I would compare the new converter to the old one if that is possible. Thi=
s
could be your problem. =....


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