Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 03:50:23 -0700 (MST)
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fordtrucks61-79-digest Wednesday, November 19 1997 Volume 01 : Number 359

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1961-1979 Trucks Digest
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In this issue:

Re: One for the "Aaarghh" file... 300/6 carb. ["deconblu"
Re: 390 and duraspark [danadeb]
Who asked about disc brakes on a 65? [Ken Payne ]
Spindle removal from Dana 44-9F front axle ["woody"
Wanted: Bed [jim craig ]
Re: It's Fixed!! (I hope) THE KACC PAGE (SORRY...) [A64F100]
Re: One for the "Aaarghh" file... 300/6 carb. [Brian & Jacque Milbrandt
Re: Spindle removal from Dana 44-9F front axle [Brian & Jacque Milbrandt ]
Re: Spindle removal from Dana 44-9F front axle [Brian & Jacque Milbrandt ]
New Compressor Dims the Neighborhood [Marv Miller ]
Tranny question [Schottsweb (George Schott)]
Re: 64 f-100 master cylinder [garchap (Gary Chapman)]



Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 16:50:01 -0800
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: One for the "Aaarghh" file... 300/6 carb.

>This almost sounds bitter.... I always go by the addage, "If you want it
>done right, be good friends with a good mechanic; or buy a Chiltons..."

She is and she did! How far down the chain can it go? Now ask
yourselves, what could make a man drive 200 miles to work on her carb.
He ate well. He just wanted to the table sooner. He's about as bitter as
a Milky Way bar! :)

Deacon Blues deconblu
Visit The Deacon Blues Homepage


Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 18:05:40 -0800
From: danadeb
Subject: Re: 390 and duraspark

George Shepherd wrote:

> Course, you see, I am still paranoid about the big blast, so I retrofit all
> my cars with points and don't depend on anything that doesnot have a carb.

What about your computer?



Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 21:06:32 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Who asked about disc brakes on a 65?

Who asked the question?

Anyways, I've heard that yes, you can put 73+ discs on the
the 65 the same way you would for a 67-72. However, the
kingpin size is different so you'd have to find the right
size. Maybe someone here knows the size?


Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 20:52:03 -0700
From: "woody"
Subject: Spindle removal from Dana 44-9F front axle

Have been trying to remove the spindles from front axle of a '79 4x4--so
far have used hammer and 2x4 against spindle itself from side to side and
top and bottom, pounded on the brake caliper supports and elicited a slight
looseness on one side... and tried pounding on a heavy screwdriver as a
wedge--all without any tangible result. What's the next best step--heat up
the torch, or start pounding the five studs through to the knuckle which
for the moment seem to have created an interference fit (the nuts are off
in case anyone's thinking that's the resistance point!) and plan on
replacing them? Or are there other less destructive methods to get these
unusually stubborn spindles to break free from the knuckles? Any
"forceful" fixes long as I can still reuse the spindle.



Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 23:39:12 -0600
From: jim craig
Subject: Wanted: Bed

I am in desperate search for a '73-'79 shortbed. I have tried my local
(South Carolina) and some surrounding areas, but the closest one that I have
found is in Texas. I appecerate any help.

Thanks also for the info regarding my Caster&Camber, and I'm still playing
with my 351M in an attempt to get more power.

Jim Craig
jcraig clems


Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 23:50:40 -0500 (EST)
From: A64F100
Subject: Re: It's Fixed!! (I hope) THE KACC PAGE (SORRY...)

I was unaware that html couldn't be sent on the list. (sorry Ken) It won't
happen again... the page URL is



Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 00:06:30 -0500
From: Brian & Jacque Milbrandt
Subject: Re: One for the "Aaarghh" file... 300/6 carb.

I seem to have the same problem with my ' fixing this up for my
son. I thought maybe it was a bad pump, but did a rebuild and still have
the same cough type reaction. so is the carb in question a Carter
manufactured for motocraft ??? If so you just saved me many hours of
frustration and dollars !!



Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 00:14:27 -0500
From: Brian & Jacque Milbrandt
Subject: Re: Spindle removal from Dana 44-9F front axle

Hey Woody!
I use a sand hammer I got from snap-on. there just rusted on. all you
can do is keep pounding on them...they will loosen up. they have a
shoulder that is about 3/4" deep. Once you finally get them off, buff
them on a wire wheel and before you reinstall them coat the shoulder
with some never seize or grease. it just takes alot of effort. becareful
not to damage the threads or the seal surface or the bearing surface.



Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 00:19:03 -0500
From: Brian & Jacque Milbrandt
Subject: Re: Spindle removal from Dana 44-9F front axle

Woody, one other thing is to put the nuts back on the bolts, flush
with the head of the bolt. then you can knock out the studs,spray some
liquid wrench all around the spindle and into the holes. But the hammer
with a 2x4 won't cut it. the force is absorbed by the wood and doesn't
really affectively give any movement to the spindle.



Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 09:22:01 -0800
From: Marv Miller
Subject: New Compressor Dims the Neighborhood

"Gary, 78 BBB" wrote, in part:

> I have a question for the electical gurus. If I have a 200 amp
> service and I run copper (don't believe in al) #2-0 from the meter
> and #2 to the shop on 100 amp breaker why do I get so much line
> loss??? I believe the loss is in the Consumer cable running to my
> house. Is that likely?
> My feeling is that 8' of #2-0 will handle 200 amps with no loss and
> 25' of #2 should handle 100 amps with little or no loss. If this is
> correct then 40 amps certainly should not cause this dip unless the
> cable supplying the property is inadequate. Please straighten my out
> if I'm wrong here cuz I'm about to call the company for an upgrade
> :-(
> Has anyone ever heard of a capacitor bank for residential
> applications?

I still have no takers for the freebie '70 F-250 aux fuel tank. That
being said, for the benefit of keeping this "on topic"..........

Sounds like my place until about three years ago. I just lived with the
voltage droops (lights dimming when a motor started). Then, one day,
without me even asking (like they would have done anything had I asked),
the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power decided to add a
transformer to my block's circuit. Where? To MY POLE! I now have 119
volts on each leg, ALL THE TIME.

I noted that you are dimming your neighbor's lights. This is
significant, in that you are pulling down the immediately adjacent
portion of your "grid". The loss is most likely not in your property's
"drop" wires, since you have a 200 amp service.

You, most likely, have adequately sized wire from your pole to the
house. Certainly have more than the "right stuff" from the breaker box
to your garage sub-box. My guess is that the loss is from the
transformer to your pole. That's where they seem to somewhat undersize,
with the theory being that the current could come to your pole from two
transformers in different directions, and still be adequate.

I'm not sure that you want to know what they might charge to put a
transformer on your pole at your request, but that's what you really
want to eliminate the problem. If you can demonstrate the problem as
being a serious undercapacity (NOT overloading) of their transformers,
they might get interested enough to fix it for you for nothing. Be sure
to offer your pole as the best place (however unsightly) to place their

The capacitor bank will be at some distribution sub-station, and will be
on the high-voltage side of the equation. The power companies use them
for regulation purposes. They typically time-switch them in and out to
compensate for the varying power demands of a community during a 24-hour

- -Marv-


Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 18:32:05 -0500
From: Schottsweb (George Schott)
Subject: Tranny question

I've got a 3 spd. trans. and since I can't use an auto and can't find a
reasonably priced 4 spd. around here I was wondering can I just have the
three spd. gearing changed ? Is this possible to have done? Would it be
worth the money to do this? Any and all help will be appreciated.

Fine 69


Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 22:31:13 -0600
From: garchap (Gary Chapman)
Subject: Re: 64 f-100 master cylinder

holman moody have been building performance parts for fords since the....

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