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fordtrucks61-79-digest Thursday, November 13 1997 Volume 01 : Number 348



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In this issue:

Swap inner fenders [shoman p3.net]
Re: Cool Ford Events in Minn. [jniolon uss.com]
Just getting started... ["Bill Mohler" ]
RE: air in mech gauge line [Sleddog ]
RE: 460 Heads.. [Sleddog ]
Re: 460 Heads.. ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: How to cut sheetmetal [silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)]
Re: Yet another 77 V8-400 Firing Order... ["Gary, 78 BBB"
Re: 460 Heads.. [Brian & Jacque Milbrandt ]
Re: What's the timing for FE engine? ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Stumbles on takeoff [am14 chrysler.com]
RE: Auto Krafters ["John Peck" ]
a BIG thank you [Don ]
Re: What's the timing for FE engine? [Don Grossman ]
Re: What's the timing for FE engine? ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Heads w/different holes? [am14 chrysler.com]
Re: Stumbles on takeoff ["Kevin Fowler" ]
300 distributer problem ["s" ]
Re: Slipping C6 tranny [DBrents105 aol.com]
Re: Swap inner fenders [DBrents105 aol.com]
Re: Gauges ["Dale and Donna Carmine" ]
AOD trans swap [Tom Hogan ]
Re: Just getting started... ["George Shepherd" ]
Re: Just getting started... [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: 300 distributor problem ["George Shepherd" ]
Mac's and rubber parts [danadeb pacbell.net]
Slipping c6 [Ken Payne ]
429-460 Rods [Randy Collins ]
Re: Custom Classic Trucks [FOMOCONUT aol.com]
Re: 429-460 Rods [Brian & Jacque Milbrandt ]
what engine is this ? [Don ]
Re: what engine is this ? [Brian & Jacque Milbrandt ]
Re: what engine is this ? [Brian & Jacque Milbrandt ]
Re: what engine is this ? [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: what engine is this ? [Brian & Jacque Milbrandt ]

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 08:11:31 -0800
From: shoman p3.net
Subject: Swap inner fenders

Need to know if inner fenders from a 73-on up will fit a 68 truck If
found a truck 74 to be exact with brand new inner fenders in the salvage
yard...

- --
Joe 1968 F-100 4x4 302 NP435 "Its not pretty but its gets me there"

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 07:21 -0400 (EDT)
From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: Re: Cool Ford Events in Minn.

Brett McCoy asked:

>On a new note. Does anyone know of any cool Ford / Ford truck events
>in Minnesota? Seems like most of the cool stuff on one coast or the
>other. Major bummer if you can't travel much :-(

I would imagine ALL the Ford events in Minnesota would be cool this
time of year

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 08:41:03 -0500
From: "Bill Mohler"
Subject: Just getting started...

Is there a book (manual?) that suggests what parts are
transferable from model/year to model/year? Something
like the Duraspark "transplant" I've seen a lot of lately.

Also, could anyone suggest a good source for parts...
like instrument cluster plastic lens (that you can see through!),
or brake diverter valve? Most engine/brake/drivetrain stuff
is at the local auto parts store, but the body/trim items
are hard to find, or real "junk".

If it matters...69/70 F-100, loaded with manual everything!

Thanks,
Bill

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 08:37:23 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: air in mech gauge line

thanks,
i don't notice any slowness, but once in awhile it sticks a little before
moving, then moves suddenly. at one time there was no air in line, but now
there always is. no oil leaks from block to gauge though. i don't think
the air would cause this stickyness, but...

sleddog

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From: Adam Clever[SMTP:adamc mckinstry.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 1997 7:58 PM
To: Fordtrucks
Subject: air in mech gauge line



is

always a lot of air in the tube, but don't know if that matters much.>>
It matters about as much as air in the brake lines, just without the
consequences. Air compresses, oil doesn't. The oil pressure works on
compressing the air first (simply put) before acting on the gauge
diaphragm.
Soooo, you may have a gauge that reacts less quickly than someone's
without
air in the line.






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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 08:44:18 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: 460 Heads..

the heads are the same casting for each side as far as i know. i never
kept record of left/right, and had no problem assembling them. just make
sure the head gaskets are located right. they should say FRONT on them
somewhere. water passage will be blocked if they are on backwards.

sleddog

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From: danadeb pacbell.net[SMTP:danadeb pacbell.net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 1997 8:53 PM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: Re: 460 Heads..

Brian & Jacque Milbrandt wrote:

> I would go ahead and bolt down the heads. BUT..I never marked which one
> was for which side !! Can anybody give me some insight as to which is
> for which side ?? I know it was stupid not too mark them. but its too
> late for that now.
>
> '71 460...one side has 3 bolt holes the other 2. I presently do not
> have power steering in the truck but plan to someday. So which side
> should I put the holes on. 3 on the drivers side ??
>
> Thanks..Brian


Brian,

I am not sure but I think the heads are swapable from side to side. Set
both heads on the bench as if they were on the engine, look at the left
side and count the holes ( size also ) do the same for the right. Now
rotate the heads as a pair so you would be looking at them from the back
if the holes look the same your O.K.

Dana






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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:00:49 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: 460 Heads..

> Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 18:31:16 -0500
> From: Brian & Jacque Milbrandt
> Subject: 460 Heads..

> '71 460...one side has 3 bolt holes the other 2. I presently do not
> have power steering in the truck but plan to someday. So which side
> should I put the holes on. 3 on the drivers side ??

Seems to me they are interchangeable? If you look at both ends of
both heads I bet you'll find 3 holes on one end and two on the other
on both heads?

Do we have the right
spares in our beast?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:39:24 EST
From: silent.bob juno.com (Silent . Bob)
Subject: Re: How to cut sheetmetal

On Tue, 11 Nov 1997 18:49:01 -0500 Schottsweb webtv.net (George Schott)
writes:
>You might want to try one of those nibblers that hooks up to a drill I
>have no experience with this but I have seen them in Harbor Freight
>tools and Northern Hydralics and several other tool catalogs it says
>it
>will hook up to any drill so you could use your cordless if you have
>one.
>
>Duke's
>Fine 69

A double cut? They are good for 22-20 guage. But no thicker.

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:43:13 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Yet another 77 V8-400 Firing Order...

> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 14:08:07 -0800 (PST)
> From: "Daniel H. Jenkins"
> Subject: Re: Yet another 77 V8-400 Firing Order...

> gets the gas to run, so it SHOULDN'T be running. Is there an easy
> way to turn the motor over from outside the cab? I'm going to go

I made a remote start button with a horn switch and some 16 ga wire
and allagator clips. You clip one to the hot side of the starter
relay (battery cable terminal) and one to the small terminal to
energize the starter (on ones with two terminals use the back one,
they are bussed internally anyway so I guess it doesn't matter).
With a little practice you can bump the button on some part of the
sheet metal or frame etc. to get very small movements to precisely
place the crank.

Do we have the right
spares in our beast?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 08:48:31 -0500
From: Brian & Jacque Milbrandt
Subject: Re: 460 Heads..

Thanks for the responses...I guess I slopped some oil on my brain too!
they do have the same pattern on each head, so Thursday on they will go.

Brian

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:47:47 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: What's the timing for FE engine?

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

> 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

Older systems had more advance and it's actually gone up and down but
usually if you start with about 8 deg initial with vac disconnected
it will run, then you test for spark knock and just keep advancing it
till you get knock at low rpm with load and back off a degree or so.

One clue is if it kicks when you crank it you need to back it off
(retard it some). If the exhaust manifolds get red you need to
advance it some :-)


Do we have the right
spares in our beast?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 11:45:18 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Stumbles on takeoff

Sounds like accelerator pump in carb. or vacuum advance in dist to me.

>
My 66 F100 has a problem pulling away from stop lights. It stumbles,
sometimes will die. I have to rev the engine up to 1500 RPM's or so
before
I let the clutch out. (yes I know how to drive a vehicle with a with a
clutch, I learned to drive in this pickup in 1974.) If I don't, I run
the
risk of killing the engine. The truck has had this problem for as long
as
I can remember. I have put several rebuilt carb's on it. I have rebuilt
the carb my self several times. I have had the shop hook it up to the
"engine analyzer", they said everything appeared to be with in spec for
this engine, whatever that means. I have tried advancing the time a
little,
I have tried retarding the timing a little. I have double and triple
checked the distributor to make sure the advance was working, it is.

A week and half ago I replaced the stock style muffle with a two
chamber,
turbo muffler. Now it stumbles worse than it ever did.

Anybody got any other suggestions???

I know you say you've checked/changed all the above, but that is what
it sounds like to me.

Azie

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 12:13:11 -0500
From: "John Peck"
Subject: RE: Auto Krafters

I live near Auto Krafters (between 50 - 60 miles) and am quite impressed
with them. They do a lot of counter service. I was able to pull a new
bezel for my dash gauges from junk stock. When they receive old stock they
save what they can and wharehouse it. They also stamp patch panels on
site. It's quite a kick to walk in there and ask for what I need wait
fifteen or so minutes and boom on the counter it is. They cover more than
Ford trucks. They have Bronco, Fairlane, Mustang and other elderly Ford
auto part catalogs. I believe they also have (salvage) mechanics on site
to rebuild parts as in steering boxes etc.

BTW can any one help me find an electrical schematic for 69. Gauges and
radio dies and returns after a second or so. I either have a ground or
ignition switch problem. Good refernce material for 69 F100 is hard to
find.


John Peck
69 F100 - 360

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 11:43:41 -0600
From: Don
Subject: a BIG thank you

>
a Big hearty thanks to Adrian W. Brigham.
it is enthusiasts like you that make it all worth while.........
Thanx for all the info that you sent me.......

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:46:02 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: What's the timing for FE engine?

I was just going to reset the timing on my truck, what good timing you
all have. While I have you here what should the spark plug gap be on a
390 with the duraspark system?

I did the swap a while back and haven't dialed in the timing and changed
the plug gap yet.

Thanks
- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44, power
steering, power brakes, and now ON BOARD AIR!

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 13:48:31 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: What's the timing for FE engine?

> Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 09:46:02 -0800
> From: Don Grossman
> Subject: Re: What's the timing for FE engine?

> I was just going to reset the timing on my truck, what good timing
> you all have. While I have you here what should the spark plug gap
> be on a 390 with the duraspark system?
>
> I did the swap a while back and haven't dialed in the timing and
> changed the plug gap yet.

Dura Spark spec is 0.044" gap. Timing is a feel thing if any changes
have been made like cams and such. I start with 8 degrees and bump
it up till I get knock a low rpms and high load, then back off a
degree or two. Make sure the vac is working properly and the
mechanical advance is free and moves easily (against the springs
tho).

Maybe the cam, don't know but I've seen stock specs from -4 degrees
all the way up to 17 BTDC on various engines. :-)

Do we have the right
spares in our beast?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 14:32:27 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Heads w/different holes?

Brian --- I'm not disputing your word- - - - I'm not there, but
I've never seen this. I've never had to mark a set of heads for which
side they came off. They should be interchangeable on any FOMOCO V8,
as long as they come from the same family and same year. I do know
that sometime during early '70 the 429/460 family changed the SIZE of
the bolt holes on the ends of the heads where accessorys bolt on, but
am unaware of any other changes as you describe. Maybe one end has
three and the other has two, but when switching sides you would still
have the same # holes on the same end!!!!!!!!
Note: Be sure to get the hesd gasket end marked FRONT in the front!!!
NOW THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE!!!
>>>

460 Heads..

Ok...I just got through slapping the pistons into my block. And thought
I would go ahead and bolt down the heads. BUT..I never marked which one
was for which side !! Can anybody give me some insight as to which is
for which side ?? I know it was stupid not too mark them. but its too
late for that now.

'71 460...one side has 3 bolt holes the other 2. I presently do not
have power steering in the truck but plan to someday. So which side
should I put the holes on. 3 on the drivers side ??

Thanks..Brian

Azie

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 15:25:11 -0600
From: "Kevin Fowler"
Subject: Re: Stumbles on takeoff

I also have to say accelerator pump! If you are running a Holly, they
offer an 50cc pump (after market item). think about after market ignition
like MSD a little more fire might help.

- -----Original Message-----
From: am14 chrysler.com
To: Fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 1997 12:34 PM
Subject: Stumbles on takeoff



>Sounds like accelerator pump in carb. or vacuum advance in dist to me.
>
>>
>My 66 F100 has a problem pulling away from stop lights. It stumbles,
>sometimes will die. I have to rev the engine up to 1500 RPM's or so
>before
>I let the clutch out. (yes I know how to drive a vehicle with a with a
>clutch, I learned to drive in this pickup in 1974.) If I don't, I run
>the
>risk of killing the engine. The truck has had this problem for as long
>as
>I can remember. I have put several rebuilt carb's on it. I have rebuilt
>the carb my self several times. I have had the shop hook it up to the
>"engine analyzer", they said everything appeared to be with in spec for
>this engine, whatever that means. I have tried advancing the time a
>little,
>I have tried retarding the timing a little. I have double and triple
>checked the distributor to make sure the advance was working, it is.
>
>A week and half ago I replaced the stock style muffle with a two
>chamber,
>turbo muffler. Now it stumbles worse than it ever did.
>
>Anybody got any other suggestions???
>
>I know you say you've checked/changed all the above, but that is what
>it sounds like to me.
>
>Azie
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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 17:25:01 -0500
From: "s"
Subject: 300 distributer problem

I posted this to 80 and up but thought maybe you guys could help me .I have
an 84 full size bronco with a 300 motor, auto, 4x4.
I had some problems with the stock carb a few years ago. It would run rich
than lean it drove me nuts so I took it to my mechanic. He rebuilt the carb
and still no luck.So the next thing to try was a non-circuit carb.It worked.
he also took all of the emission crap off to. Now the only thing the
computer is running is the
distributer.. So he says...He suggested looking for a aftermarket electronic
or stock points distributer for it..Now I am having problems with the
distributer not advancing so I am going to replace it.. Anyone have any
suggestions on what
distributer to run on it. I havent had any luck finding any aftermarket
distributers.
Also I will be putting on headers and a Clifford intake.Am not sure what
carb I will use?? Any input would be helpful.


79 F-250 supercab 4x4
84 bronco 4x4 full size

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:39:54 -0500 (EST)
From: DBrents105 aol.com
Subject: Re: Slipping C6 tranny

I do not agree with the vacuum line and modulator valve causes suggested for
your symptoms. If you totally disconnect the vacuum line on a C6, it will
simply stay in first gear. No shift. Maybe a very late shift at about 60MPH
when you let up on gas. The modulator valve causes similar problems on a C6.
No shift or late shift. I have never seen one that caused slipping clutches.
I believe that you have one of the following problems: worn clutches or low
fluid pressure. The worn clutches could be a result of low fluid pressure.
Low fluid pressure is generally because of one of the following: stuck valve
in the valve body, worn internal seals, clogged filter, low fluid, worn or
damaged front pump, bad torque converter. I hate to be the bearer of bad
news, but I think it is gonna have to come out.

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:44:53 -0500 (EST)
From: DBrents105 aol.com
Subject: Re: Swap inner fenders

I am not positive, but I believe that 67-72 will interchange. I have not had
any luck getting 73 and up parts to fit my 70 F100, although I did install
power steering from a 76-F250 on my 70 F-100. A good source for this
information might be your local Ford dealer. I bought an inner fender for my
70 F-100 a couple of years back. He had it in stock. (Cost about $70.00)

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:26:07 -0600
From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
Subject: Re: Gauges

Keith said;
>Hello All,
>If you were going to put a set of after market gauges in your truck:
>1. What gauges would you put in, Tach, Oil Pressure, Water Temp, ETC.
>
>2. Which brand would you use.

Keith,
I would go for all of the above! I agree with Sledogs' comment's about
cheap gauges, I've never had one quit but the accuracy is really poor on
the cheap stuff.
I have a related question. Does anyone have suggestions for a clean
looking in dash tach for a 73-79? There's gotta be a better way than
hangin' a big old tach on the steering column, (no offense to those who like
that look).
later,
dale c

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 17:16:43 -0800
From: Tom Hogan
Subject: AOD trans swap

This month's issue of Popular Hot Rodding has an article covering
swapping an AOD trans into an early mustang. Good info. Art Carr
transmissions is listed as a source.

Earlier there was a thread where someone said that they heard that a
carbeurated engine would destroy an AOD. From what I can tell from the
article it's not because of the power of the motor. It's due to
improper geometry in the TV (throttle valve) cable bracket. This is NOT
simply a kick down linkage. The TV cable controls internal oil pressure
and if it is improperly installed the trans will self destruct in short
order.

Check it out. The article explains it better than I can.


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: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:28:49 -0600
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: Just getting started...

Yes, there is an interchange manual "Hollanders". It is a little pricey
but any good salvage yard should have it. They occasionally advertise
"collectors" versions for the public.

- ----------
> From: Bill Mohler
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Just getting started...
> Date: Wednesday, November 12, 1997 7:41 AM
>
> Is there a book (manual?) that suggests what parts are
> transferable from model/year to model/year? Something
> like the Duraspark "transplant" I've seen a lot of lately.
>
> Also, could anyone suggest a good source for parts...
> like instrument cluster plastic lens (that you can see through!),
> or brake diverter valve? Most engine/brake/drivetrain stuff
> is at the local auto parts store, but the body/trim items
> are hard to find, or real "junk".
>
> If it matters...69/70 F-100, loaded with manual everything!
>
> Thanks,
> Bill
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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:34:25 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: Just getting started...

Bill Mohler wrote:

> or brake diverter valve?


I don't know for sure but I saw a break diverter valve on a mid to late
80's Dodge Caravan that looked to be exactly the same as the Ford one on
my truck. I don't know if it has a proportioning valve in it or not ( my
1970 Ford does not ) but it looked promising. I have been told that the
original ones can be rebuilt ( not much to them "O" rings mostly ) but I
have never tried.

Dana

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 20:35:52 -0600
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: 300 distributor problem

Go back to an 82 or 83 distributor, before ECC iii. Check out the hose
routing before removing and duplicate on your car. Your carb should be a
back date and should work ok.

- ----------
> From: s
> To: 79
> Subject: 300 distributer problem
> Date: Wednesday, November 12, 1997 4:25 PM
>
> I posted this to 80 and up but thought maybe you guys could help me .I
have
> an 84 full size bronco with a 300 motor, auto, 4x4.
> I had some problems with the stock carb a few years ago. It would run
rich
> than lean it drove me nuts so I took it to my mechanic. He rebuilt the
carb
> and still no luck.So the next thing to try was a non-circuit carb.It
worked.
> he also took all of the emission crap off to. Now the only thing the
> computer is running is the
> distributer.. So he says...He suggested looking for a aftermarket
electronic
> or stock points distributer for it..Now I am having problems with the
> distributer not advancing so I am going to replace it.. Anyone have any
> suggestions on what
> distributer to run on it. I havent had any luck finding any aftermarket
> distributers.
> Also I will be putting on headers and a Clifford intake.Am not sure what
> carb I will use?? Any input would be helpful.
>
>
> 79 F-250 supercab 4x4
> 84 bronco 4x4 full size
>
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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:57:33 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Mac's and rubber parts

Has anyone had any good or bad experiences with windshield and door seal
rubber parts from Mac's. It is starting to hit the rainy season here in
So. Cal. and I am taking on water! ( ya ya ya, I know, rain in
California is the same as fog in the rest of the country ) But my
windshield seal is sooooo bad the morning dew drips in!

Also has anyone had any luck saving the chrome or should I just order a
non chrome seal and not worry about it!

Thanks
Dana

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 22:49:52 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Slipping c6

Thanks to everyone for all the advice. I still haven't
had a chance to check it out. The truck has been parked since
last week.

I've been dealing with a insane woman with this accident I had.
In addition to claiming that I rammed her she also says that I
called her racial slurs. Within 2 minutes of the impact a police
officer drove by and stopped. Neither myself nor this &*(^&( ^(*!
woman had even been out of our vehicles before the cop showed up
so there's no way I could have said anything to her.

At least she's insured (I'm surprized). I filed a claim against
her today.

I hope to get this tranny taken care of this week. I really
want to do the work myself but I may be faced with having
to trust someone else to do it as I'm extremely short on time.

Hopefully this weekend will be free. Next question... just how
heavy is a C6???

Ken

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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 21:00:22 -0800
From: Randy Collins
Subject: 429-460 Rods

Folks,

I found a set of the heavy duty Ford 429-460 rods that I was looking for.
I am still not certain if the later heavy duty rods are identical to the
early Cobra Jet rods, but I think they are. For those that are interested
the late model rods are D6VE. The rod is machined differently and they
have the football shaped rod bolt. I ended up touring the local machine
shops. All of them said they didn't have any of the rods. After looking
at their selection I ended up buying a few rods from each shop. The prices
ranged from $8 to $10 per rod. I am pleased!

Thanks to those that replied.

I will try to get some of the stuff to the machinist tomorrow.

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 :)


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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 23:29:54 -0500 (EST)
From: FOMOCONUT aol.com
Subject: Re: Custom Classic Trucks

In a message dated 97-11-12 22:36:20 EST, you write:


could meet there? >>
Sounds like the beginning of a plan...... and a hell of a B.S. session..... \


John

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Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 00:49:29 -0500
From: Brian & Jacque Milbrandt
Subject: Re: 429-460 Rods

Randy, the rods you've got, according to a book I bought, are
(quote) "A new connecting rod with spot-faced bolt-head seats and bolts
with football heads were used. These rods were installed in 429cj and
429scj, 460 truck and 429 and 460 police engines." basically the article
stated that these are the hi performance rods.

Brian

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Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 00:59:52 -0600
From: Don
Subject: what engine is this ?

I bought a old 69 ford galaxie so I could rebuild the engine to put in my
1979 Ford F-150. I just wonder if I really have a 390 ?
the only numbers I can find on the heads are...
D1AE A1C
282

i would guess the D1ae number is for the date ?
all I can find on the block is the same number .....
just how exactly can I make sure what engine I have .....
donb ficom.net

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Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 01:09:22 -0500
From: Brian & Jacque Milbrandt
Subject: Re: what engine is this ?

Don..according to my book...you've got a '71-'74 400. but book also....


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