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fordtrucks61-79-digest Tuesday, October 21 1997 Volume 01 : Number 304



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In this issue:

Re: CDI Igintion Unit and Converting to Dura Spark [Keith Srb
Re: Plugs and Carbs [John MacNamara ]
Re: Plugs and Carbs ["deconblu" ]
FW: Message Not Delivered [Tom Hogan ]
FW: Message Not Delivered [Tom Hogan ]
Engine Identification [John Strauss ]
Re: 64 body trim [OldTrux aol.com]
Re: heater ["George Shepherd" ]
Re: 5 Speed and an FE ["George Shepherd" ]
Re: IMHO ["George Shepherd" ]
Re: Headlight problem. ["George Shepherd" ]
IMNSHO ["Michael Redden" ]
Re: t98 trans ["JAMES MERLO" ]
Re: 5 Speed and an FE [marko helix.net (marko maryniak)]
Vacuum Questions [SAR HOG ]
Re: Medal Model of a '76 Ford Highboy... [FORDTRKNUT aol.com]
Re: Master Cylinder [DBrents105 aol.com]
Re: IMHO ["deconblu" ]
Re: CDI Igintion Unit and Converting to Dura Spark [sdelanty sonic.net]
Re: Various Trans Info [sdelanty sonic.net]
FE intake sealing. was Re: Header for a 360 [sdelanty sonic.net]
Re: Plugs and Carbs [sdelanty sonic.net]

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 13:12:57 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Re: CDI Igintion Unit and Converting to Dura Spark

At 01:10 PM 10/21/97 +0000, you wrote:
>> Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 09:25:04 -0700
>> From: Keith Srb
>> Subject: CDI Igintion Unit and Converting to Dura Spark
>
>> I am going to convert my 74 F250 over to electronic iginiton. I am
>> wondering if I can remove the CDI Igintion Unit and toss it then?
>
>What ignition are you putting in?
>

Dura Spark.


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>Kidney belts, What a team!
>
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1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi 5-Speed.
1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.
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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 13:13:01 -0700
From: John MacNamara
Subject: Re: Plugs and Carbs

Tom Hogan wrote:

> I remember seeing and offy manifold at the parts house one time. It was
> pretty much as is being described in this thread. One thing I do
> remember is that it seemed that the runners were divided horizontally
> and the upper part of the runner serviced one half of the carb
> (primary?) and the lower part of the runner serviced the other half
> (secondary). The plenum was divided from left to right instead of front
> to back. This would separate the primaries from the secondaries and
> create a small bore carb and small intake runners to maintain flow
> velocity at low speeds and the larger bore secondaries had larger
> runners to maintain flow at high speeds. Basically the runners were
> not divided equally, the primaries had the larger volume of the runners.
>
> Does anyone have experience with this setup? Does Offy make FE
> manifolds?

Yes, $347 for FE using Quadrajet.

> I was planning on an Edelbroke but after hearing about
> Steve's problems and complaints from other sources about the thin
> mounting flange I want to investigate other possibilities. This spread
> bore idea sounds pretty good. Any more info on adapting it to an FE?
>
> BTW, Steve, how is that Edelbroke doing? What kind of mileage did you
> see going to Sac?
>
> Tom H
> San Francisco, California
> 76 F-150 SuperCab 390FE
> 96 Windstar 200 hp 3.8L (Wife's Hot Rod)
>
> ____________________________________________________________
> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 97 08:54:37 EDT
> From: pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)
> Subject: Re: Plugs and Carbs
>
> Can you tell a little more about the Offy dual plane for spreadbores?
> I was just wondering how they could use a separate plane just for the
> secondaries, since one plane of a dual plane feeds 4 cylinders and the
> other feeds the other 4 cylinders, whether it's fed from just the
> primary
> bore or from both primary and secondary on that side. By the way, I
> definitely agree on the spreadbore concept. It seems it would be ideal
> for a heavyweight small (302) engine full size Bronco like mine. I just
> trashed my new Holley 600 cfm squarebore in favor of a Holley 2 barrel
> with
> a centerhung float that I picked up at a flea market! It's looking like
> my mileage has gone from around 8 to 17 mpg! With not a lot of power
> sacrificed. It's running with an adaptor on the Weiand intake.
>
> Pat
> pharrell bae.uga.edu
>
> - --- Begin Included Message ---
>
> Gary (gpeters3 ford.com) states:
>
> The advantage is high CFM at WOT but small primaries at cruise and
> around town giving much better metering and better economy but with a
> hidden punch in the secondaries. The Rochester has the largest
> difference between primary and secondary I've seen so it's my first
> choice. The Offy dual/dual plane manifold uses a separate plane for
> the secondaries which is "made" for the spread bore design IMHO so
> I'm keenly interested in it. The spread bore design allows for a
> rediculous size carb with small carb metering.
>
> - --- End Included Message ---
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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 13:46:02 -0700
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: Plugs and Carbs

>BTW, Steve, how is that Edelbroke doing? What kind of mileage did you
>see going to Sac?

Steve had something else on his mind and forgot to check his mileage. Got to
admit, I can't blame him! ;-]

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 14:04:38 -0700
From: Tom Hogan
Subject: FW: Message Not Delivered

>I remember seeing and offy manifold at the parts house one time. It was
>pretty much as is being described in this thread. One thing I do
>remember is that it seemed that the runners were divided horizontally
>and the upper part of the runner serviced one half of the carb
>(primary?) and the lower part of the runner serviced the other half
>(secondary). The plenum was divided from left to right instead of front
>to back. This would separate the primaries from the secondaries and
>create a small bore carb and small intake runners to maintain flow
>velocity at low speeds and the larger bore secondaries had larger
>runners to maintain flow at high speeds. Basically the runners were
>not divided equally, the primaries had the larger volume of the runners.
>
>Does anyone have experience with this setup? Does Offy make FE
>manifolds? I was planning on an Edelbroke but after hearing about
>Steve's problems and complaints from other sources about the thin
>mounting flange I want to investigate other possibilities. This spread
>bore idea sounds pretty good. Any more info on adapting it to an FE?
>
>BTW, Steve, how is that Edelbroke doing? What kind of mileage did you
>see going to Sac?
>
>
>Tom H
>San Francisco, California
>76 F-150 SuperCab 390FE
>96 Windstar 200 hp 3.8L (Wife's Hot Rod)
>
>____________________________________________________________
>Date: Mon, 20 Oct 97 08:54:37 EDT
>From: pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)
>Subject: Re: Plugs and Carbs
>
>Can you tell a little more about the Offy dual plane for spreadbores?
>I was just wondering how they could use a separate plane just for the
>secondaries, since one plane of a dual plane feeds 4 cylinders and the
>other feeds the other 4 cylinders, whether it's fed from just the
>primary
>bore or from both primary and secondary on that side. By the way, I
>definitely agree on the spreadbore concept. It seems it would be ideal
>for a heavyweight small (302) engine full size Bronco like mine. I just
>trashed my new Holley 600 cfm squarebore in favor of a Holley 2 barrel
>with
>a centerhung float that I picked up at a flea market! It's looking like
>my mileage has gone from around 8 to 17 mpg! With not a lot of power
>sacrificed. It's running with an adaptor on the Weiand intake.
>
>Pat
>pharrell bae.uga.edu
>
>- --- Begin Included Message ---
>
>Gary (gpeters3 ford.com) states:
>
>The advantage is high CFM at WOT but small primaries at cruise and
>around town giving much better metering and better economy but with a
>hidden punch in the secondaries. The Rochester has the largest
>difference between primary and secondary I've seen so it's my first
>choice. The Offy dual/dual plane manifold uses a separate plane for
>the secondaries which is "made" for the spread bore design IMHO so
>I'm keenly interested in it. The spread bore design allows for a
>rediculous size carb with small carb metering.
>
>- --- End Included Message ---
>
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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 14:05:11 -0700
From: Tom Hogan
Subject: FW: Message Not Delivered

>
>Steve, excellent suggestion on the #10 wire. I thought about it but
>didn't want to have to coil up all that copper under the hood. After
>reading Dale's experience I may try it myself. (Maybe not since mine is
>working and there are other projects I need to take care of.) If I get
>a chance I'll try to remeasure the shunt I have. I agree that the 1.2
>ohms is WAY too high! That was the main reason for my disclaimer with
>my description of what I did. The wire supplier I talked to said it was
>difficult to get a good solder joint on nickle/copper which is why I
>suspect high resistance in the joint. When I checked it I just slapped
>the ohm meter on the connectons on the harness. It could have been poor
>connection between the ohm meter and the harness that gave a false
>reading.
>
>________________________________________
>Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 18:29:38 -0700
>From: sdelanty sonic.net
>Subject: Re: Ammeter
>
>>Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 21:39:38 -0500
>>From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
>>Subject: Ammeter
>>
>>The latest chapter in the never ending saga of the Ford Ammeter.........
>>
>>Steve your suggestion the other day of using a piece of #10 wire as a shunt
>>seemed too reasonable not to try. Besides, I've been kicking this around
>>for a couple of weeks. Waiting for a power resistor from radio shack, etc.
>>.... it was time to try something!!!!!
>
> Hi Dale,
> Yeah, at R values this low, plain old wire is a cheap, easy way to go!
>
>
>>5) Replaced the #14 with 3 feet of #12 wire, (.002ohms/ft x 3=.006ohms).
>>Pretty good meter action. A little more sensitive than my Dad's old '69
>>Plymouth. Engine off all accessories, headlights, heater fan, etc. on
>>produces about 2/3 scale movement. I still think that a low battery hard
>>charge condition will peg the meter, but I'm going to try it this way for
>>awhile.
>>
>>Note: The wire was added to the original shunt wire. I didn't remove any
>>of the original shunt. I used crimp connectors. If you solder your
>>connections your results my vary.
>
> With resistances this low, obviously many factors can influence the
> final *total* resistances. Other wiring in the shunt circuit,
>connection
> quality (crimp, solder, etc), individual meter resistance, wire in the
> meter current path, phase of moon, etc can make a big difference in
> how the meter reads. It's not a very deluxe meter setup, but it's what
> Ford gave us, so we make the best of it I guess...
>
>>Tom,
>>I don't think there's any way your shunt resistance is 1.2ohms. Your meter
>>may be telling you it is, but don't believe it! Measure your voltage drops
>>and currents and calculate your resistance. I'll bet it's very close to
>>the .025 that you set out to create in the first place.
>
> Yes, it's very hard to get accurate measurements on this stuff without
> a nice expensive milliohmeter, or measuring currents and volt drops
>and
> using the calculator.
>
> Toms shunt description sounds like it should give way less than 1.2
>ohms,
> and the fact that it works well suggests much less than 1.2 ohms.
> Something is wrong with that number...
> The article Tom wrote is excellent though, and should help lots of
>people
> fix this odd Ford ammeter problem. It certainly makes one wonder what
>Fords
> reasoning was tho!
>
> Actually though, I'm a volmeter man myself...
>
> Steve Delanty
>
> "There are 2 kinds of cars. Fords and can't
>affords..."
> -Edward Towe
>
>
>
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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 17:17:56 -0500
From: John Strauss
Subject: Engine Identification

>The forth digit in the serial number indicates the engine size. "C" is a
>390.
>
Where are you getting that info? My book (Ford Pickup Red Book) shows the
390-2V as code "H" from 1968-1976. There was a 390-4V from 1974-76 but it
is code "M".


_
_| ~~. John Strauss
\, _} jstrauss inetport.com
\( Texas Fight!

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 17:43:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: OldTrux aol.com
Subject: Re: 64 body trim

In a message dated 97-10-21 07:48:49 EDT, you write:


fender to the end of the bed on my 64 f-100 shortbed . can anyone tell
me where I can buy nos or reproduction ? >>

Sacramento Vintage Ford, Dial 1 888 Ford-100 should have them.

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 11:05:42 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: heater

Sounds like you have water getting in the plenum, but no heater core leak.
If you have a/c and the drain is plugged water can build up. If no a/c the
plenum is getting water from the outside.

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> From: art l
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: heater
> Date: Wednesday, October 15, 1997 1:15 PM
>
> Well with all the talk about heaters latley, I thought I might as
well
> throw in the trouble I have been having with mine. I have a 78 F-250,
400M.
> When the engine heats up, and I turn on the heater, I get steam comming
out
> of the vents, at least I think its steam. The windows fog up and a mist
> fills the cab. I have looked through the inlet door just below the
heater
> core and can't see or feel anything leaking, and there is no wet spot on
the
> carpet. I would think it would have to br something wrong with the core,
> but before I go pulling it out, I though maybe someone might have another
> Idea. I just put in a 185 deg thermostate, I wasn't running one before,
> this is about the time I noticed the problem.
>
> I get the digest. Did anyone else miss #285, and 2 or 3 last week?
> Art Lutz
> 78 F-250 XLT Ranger, 400M
> 94 Taurus (wifes car)
>
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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 12:00:52 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: 5 Speed and an FE

Almost any 5 speed will "fit" you just have to have the right bellhousing
or adapter.

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> From: Borkowski, John
> To: 'FordTrucks'
> Subject: 5 Speed and an FE
> Date: Wednesday, October 15, 1997 3:28 PM
>
> Hi all
> Anyone know of a nice and HD 5 speed that will
> fit into a 76 F250 with an FE motor?
>
> John
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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 16:49:56 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: IMHO

OK, I'll bite, what is "IMNSHO"

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> From: Gary, 78 BBB
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: IMHO
> Date: Friday, October 17, 1997 3:46 AM
>
> > From: "Bear"
> > Subject: IMHO
> > Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 22:00:14 -0500
>
> > IMHO? = In My Honest Opinion?
> > Just trying to make sure I have this right....
>
> Humble, humble not honest. Honest isn't humble enough. The idea is
> to admit you are giving an opinion and not requiring everyone to
> accept it so no one gets his (ladies have to fend for themselves)
> widdle feewings huwt IMNSHO :-)
>
> Michigan roads, Broncos and
> Kidney belts, What a team!
>
> -- Gary --
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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 16:52:17 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: Headlight problem.

I think this attitude was glamorized in the 50's in the song "who will need
a window on a sunny day"

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> From: Graphics & Research Fabrication
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: Headlight problem.
> Date: Thursday, October 16, 1997 7:00 PM
>
> My 80 Bronco will go for weeks without doing it then suddenly the lights
> will go off and on like they're being switched. I've read the responses
> that suggest the headlight switch, but I've replaced mine twice and no
> solution yet. The only place I can find that seems to affect the problem
> is where the wires plug into the back of the headlight on the driver's
side.
> But that doesn't make it happen every time. I keep meaning to fix it, but
> the only time I seem to remember it is at night on the road when it
happens
> and it's too dark to work on it. And hey, when it's daylight you don't
need
> them anyway, right?
>
> Pat
> pharrell bae.uga.edu
>
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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 18:21:55 -0400
From: "Michael Redden"
Subject: IMNSHO

IMNSHO?

Try: "in my not so humble opinion"!!

Mike

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 17:44:56 -0500
From: "JAMES MERLO"
Subject: Re: t98 trans

Don
I got good responses from you and Steve Delanty, but bear with me...
From what I understand from what you wrote, all I need to find is the motor
I want that has/had a manual transmission and then my t98 will bolt on up.
Does this mean that the bolt holes on all ford transmissions and the trans
input shaft is the same diameter and length on all fords and has the same
splines? It sounds too easy. I am obviously missing something in your
messages, I need more.

I am currently leaning toward a 390 to attach to my t98 ( a 460 would be a
little tight in the engine compartment).

It sounds as if you have been this route with your 390 attached to a t98.

Thanks for your patience,

Jim
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> From: Don Grossman
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: t98 trans
> Date: Sunday, October 19, 1997 10:22 PM
>
> JAMES MERLO wrote:
> >
> > My message was worded poorly. I was looking for guidance on what
> > bellhousings that were used on the later model engines would allow me
to
> > use the t98. I was able to borrow a old Hollander interchange book,
but it
> > didn't provide any help.
> >
> > Jim
>
> k,
>
> You will just need a bellhousing for a 351W. The autos all have the
> bellhousing built in and so does the 5 speed so all that will be left is
> the housing for the 3 speeds and 4 speeds. You could use the
> bellhousing from the 300-6, 302(later model) 351W or 351C. There are so
> many 300-6 with three and four speed tranys 2 and 4 wheel drive that one
> should be easy to find.
>
> Need more?
> --
> 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: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 17:00:07 -0700
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: 5 Speed and an FE

>Almost any 5 speed will "fit" you just have to have the right bellhousing
>or adapter.
>
Really!!

If that's the case, then I want to adapt one of the late-model 5 speeds to
my truck!!

I have a 71` f250 4x4 with a 360 and NP 435. Of course I can use the
bellhousing on the engine end, but I am wondering how or even if that tranny
will bolt up to my frame support, propeller shaft, and bellhousing? If
there are trannies that fit, could somebody let me know?

thanks

marko

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 18:09:21 EDT
From: SAR HOG
Subject: Vacuum Questions

How much vacuum should I have from my full port and my timed port of my carb?
The engine is a 460 w/ 429 heads, offie single plane intake, RV cam (no specs
available). I was getting about 4-5 in. from the timed port and 19 in from
the full port at idle (800rpm) with a Holley 750 . I have since swapped to an
Edelbrock Performer model 1407 750cfm. Now I have 7" from the timed port and
18" from the full port. This is causing problems with my vacuum advance. My
timing is set to 6 deg BTDC with the vac advance off, which equates to about
18 deg BTDC with the vac advance connected to the timed port of the carb.
Isn't this too much advance too soon? The truck runs awful til I get about
4000 rpm, then it runs pretty good. Thanks for any help.

John Z.
67 F-100 460/C-6

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 20:16:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: FORDTRKNUT aol.com
Subject: Re: Medal Model of a '76 Ford Highboy...

I do not think that anybody ever made one of a 76 highboy.....BUT. I do know
that the AMT model company made two of "our" bodystyle. I have an AMT "Super
Stones" Macho Machine FORD 4x4 Pickup.....Model number is 2707. It was
originally made by Firestone Tires as a promotional thing. It has to be
assembled (as usual) by the owner. AMT original made the model as a 1973-1977
type of grill (same as your real 76 Pickup). They re-modeled the grill for
(1978/79 trucks) for the Firestone promotion. I got it at Englishtown's
Raceway Park Spring Swapmeet last year in New Jersey. The phone number on
the guys business card is "Model King 1-908-240-3987"......he said he could
get another if I wanted one. Give him a call...he is very knowledgable about
the history of my model. GOOD LUCK!!
Wayne Grabley
1979 Bronco Ranger XLT
1979 F-350 Ranger Lariet 4x4

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 21:02:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: DBrents105 aol.com
Subject: Re: Master Cylinder

When the master cyl fails the way you described, the fluid is not
necessarily getting out anywhere. It is simply seeping past the piston
internally. Master cyls frequently fail this way. I would not bother with
the larger MC as the original one is quite adequate to do a good job and
changing the fittings is sometimes more difficult than it would first seem. I
am sure that you know, but be sure to bleed the lines in order of length. RR,
LR, RF, LF. Also be sure to bleed the MC before you install it or at least
before you hook up the lines. Good Luck.

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 18:54:03 -0700
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: IMHO

In My Not So Humble Opinion!
Come on George That wasn't that hard, :-)

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- -----Original Message-----
From: George Shepherd
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 1997 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: IMHO



>OK, I'll bite, what is "IMNSHO"
>
>----------
>> From: Gary, 78 BBB
>> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
>> Subject: Re: IMHO
>> Date: Friday, October 17, 1997 3:46 AM
>>
>> > From: "Bear"
>> > Subject: IMHO
>> > Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 22:00:14 -0500
>>
>> > IMHO? = In My Honest Opinion?
>> > Just trying to make sure I have this right....
>>
>> Humble, humble not honest. Honest isn't humble enough. The idea is
>> to admit you are giving an opinion and not requiring everyone to
>> accept it so no one gets his (ladies have to fend for themselves)
>> widdle feewings huwt IMNSHO :-)
>>
>> Michigan roads, Broncos and
>> Kidney belts, What a team!
>>
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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 18:49:38 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: CDI Igintion Unit and Converting to Dura Spark

>I am going to convert my 74 F250 over to electronic iginiton. I am
>wondering if I can remove the CDI Igintion Unit and toss it then?
>
>
>Keith Srbherbie netvalue.net

Err, what CDI do You have? The duraspark distributor may drive
it directly. It does on an MSD6...

Happy motoring,

Steve Delanty

"There are 2 kinds of cars. Fords and can't affords..."
-Edward Towe

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 18:49:41 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: Various Trans Info

>>From: sdelanty sonic.net
>>
>>snippage
>>
>> 351C, 351M, 400, 429, 460, I *think* all use the same pattern. Someone
>> educate me if I'm wrong please!

Dave Resch corrects me:

>Yo Steve:
>You are wrong (but not by much). The 351C has a different bell housing
>bolt pattern from the other 335 series engines (351M/400) and the 385
>series engines (429/460). Apparently in 1973 Galaxies and LTDs, there
>were 400 engines w/ the FMX transmission that used a unique block (casting
>D3AE-B) that shared the 351C bell housing bolt pattern.

Ahh, thanks Dave! The 351C was the one I was uncertain about.
So the 351C has it's own pattern except for *a few* 400's?
How inconveniant...
Interesting, I'll update my memory banks. (-:

Happy motoring,

Steve Delanty

"There are 2 kinds of cars. Fords and can't affords..."
-Edward Towe

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 18:49:34 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: FE intake sealing. was Re: Header for a 360

Marko in Vancouver wrote:

>Two things on the engine build:
>
>1. Intake Manifold Gasket. You know the two cork things you are supposed
>to use at the front annd back? Throw them away. Clean the surfaces
>THOROUGHLY!! and instead lay a 1/4" bead of that blue stuff on , making it a
>bit thicker on the corners. Let this bead cure for close to an hour (so
>it's fairly hard on top) then lay a tiny (1/8") bead on top of it, then drop
>the manifold on carefully. If you do this right your I.M. will not leak.
>If you use the cork chances are it will.

Yes, I agree very much with this. The stock cork gaskets can creep
out of place either during installation or afterwards.
The method marko describes here is the best way to go.
The part about the surfaces being THOROUGHLY clean ain't no joke.
Use brake clean, alcohol, whatever, to clean the sealing surfaces.
If there's ANY oily residue left, it's not ready yet.
Removing an FE intake AGAIN to correct an oil leak (or any other reason)
ain't no fun...

Happy motoring,

Steve Delanty

"There are 2 kinds of cars. Fords and can't affords..."
-Edward Towe

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 18:49:46 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: Plugs and Carbs

>Does anyone have experience with this setup? Does Offy make FE....


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