fordtrucks61-79-digest Friday, September 26 1997 Volume 01 : Number 242
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Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 01:37:15 -0700
Subject: Re: OK, its my turn to ask.....
>Im new but have answered a few posts. So I just wanted to say HI!
>and ask my Newbie questions..
>1) What I would like to do is get rid of the vacuum lines.
> Possibly put an electrical ignition. Get rid of some of the
> smog devices, like the block under the carb w/ 3 outlets 2 of
> which are already plugged.
I thought smog control started in '73! Anyway IMHO -H= I think your best bet
will be figure where they all go. Is the plate an EGR plate or is it just a
spacer. Is this the original engine? An electronic ignition was the best
thing I've done to my truck. I got it at pick a part for $21.00.
>3) I got a ticking noise. (everyone does, dont they?)
> I believe its from the valves. But I have been told that
> they are hydraulic. I have no idea what this means, every head
> I have worked on needed adjusting sooner or later.
Yes and no! My 302 if there is a gap I need to buy a longer pushrod. Maybe
one of your rockers is loose. A Hydraulic lifter is a cylinder with a piston
in it. The cylinder fills with oil allowing a marginal Clarence and
dampening. Every head you worked on was a Chevy I bet! :)
>4) Steering question. Did the F100 come w/ power steering? or assist?
> My girlfriend likes big arms, but this is getting out of hand.
> If not, can I rape a later chassie? Am I going to get in over my
>head w/ this type of project? If not, is this something a novice can
>do over the weekend w/ a Chilton manual?
Anything is possible but never in a weekend!
>5) And last one..
> I there an easier way to replace the wood slats in the bed, other
> then tarring the whole thing apart?
Get a piece of plywood cut to size and use wood screws to attach it to the
old wood! It's going to cost some bucks replacing the wood restoring it to
>'70 F100 stepside short bed (I do mean short!!..;)
FYI, stepside is Chevy, Flairside is Ford. But you have added weight to my
bet on the heads! :) Good luck.
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