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fordtrucks61-79-digest Friday, October 24 1997 Volume 01 : Number 310



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In this issue:

Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Factory Cruise Control ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Bolt pattern('s) ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: new problem ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: 351C bellhousing pattern ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Autolite 4100 [pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)]
Re: Factory Cruise Control [pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fab]
Re: new problem [John MacNamara ]
Re: Autolite 4100 [John MacNamara ]
RE: new problem [Sleddog ]
RE: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size [Sleddog ]
Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size [Kevin Lindstedt
Re: new problem ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size [John MacNamara ]
re:heater [danadeb pacbell.net]
re: new problem [danadeb pacbell.net]
Rear end gear ratio questions [Keith Srb ]
Muffler choices for a 1966 F100 with a 240ci Six Banger [Keith Srb
Re: Bolt pattern('s) [Don Grossman ]
Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Rear end gear ratio questions ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size ["deconblu" ]
Re: Rear end gear ratio questions [Keith Srb ]
Re: Bolt pattern('s) ["deconblu" ]
Re: Bronco psare tire ["Larry Coffman" ]
Re: Muffler choices for a 1966 F100 with a 240ci Six Banger ["Gary, 78 BB]

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:42:43 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size

> From: "Brett McCoy"
> Subject: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size
> Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 23:04:28 -0500

> By the way, anybody know what the stock pipe size on a '79 F250 Crew
> Cab with a 460 is??

Stock is 2.5. I ran 2.5 all the way but 2" header pipe to the cat
might not be a bad idea. I'm running 1-3/4 headers if I remember
correctly into dual exhaust with no cross over as yet, I know they're
less than 2" in any case. There was some discussion on the dual vs
single a while back and it seems there is a way to use duals and meet
the requirements but I don't know what the set up is.

Michigan roads, Broncos and
Kidney belts, What a team!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:52:21 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Factory Cruise Control

> From: Randy Collins
> Subject: Re: Factory Cruise Control
> Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 22:26:34 -0700

> BTW, the other day I saw a 1979 Bronco that had a late model
> steering column in it. The column incorporated the key switch that
> locks the steering and had the cruise stuff in the steering wheel
> pad. It looked right at home in the older bronco.

I've been considering this for a long time but it seems to stay on
the bottom of my list for some reason. I really liked the wheel and
column in the 86 cougar and the 94 T-bird is even better. Get the
right color and no one will know the difference :-) Only trouble is
I think that the later ones are run by the computer so won't be a
simple bolt in proposition??

Michigan roads, Broncos and
Kidney belts, What a team!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:58:40 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Bolt pattern('s)

> From: HYDROSMITH aol.com
> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 00:42:57 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: Re: Bolt pattern('s)

> >
>
> A 351C uses a big block bolt pattern although I can't tell you which
> one. I stayed away from a cleveland when planning my '69 Cougar for
> this reason. +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1961 thru 1979

Have you actually seen one?? The 351C is in a big block series but
uses the small block pattern and has small block bore spacing. It's
deck height and casting weight makes it bigger which is why it came
under some scrutiny in the racing circles at one point. Opponents
argued that it wasn't really a small block :-) Believe it or not,
with all it's size and weight it still had to be reinforced with
rods and other tricks in the heads due to the huge ports to be raced
successfully :-)

Michigan roads, Broncos and
Kidney belts, What a team!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 08:15:24 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: new problem

> From: SARHOG aol.com
> Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 23:16:16 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: new problem

> distributor (the same as the one that came off) and now I can't get
> the distributor seated all the way. It sticks up about 1 inch. It
> seems as though the bottom of the distributor shaft won't engage the
> oil pump shaft. Any ideas? I'm looking forward to getting it back

If the pin was sheared something caused it. Usually that something
is a galled distributor bushing/shaft which should be obvious when
you try to turn the shaft with it out of the engine or seized oil
pump in which case the drive shaft is probably twisted. I'd pull the
drive shaft and take a look and then manually test the pump with a
socket (one that won't fall off!) You may have more trouble there
than you think :-(

Michigan roads, Broncos and
Kidney belts, What a team!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 08:45:47 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: 351C bellhousing pattern

> From: JonP27604 aol.com
> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 01:00:37 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: Re: 351C bellhousing pattern

> I will cast the tie breaking vote. 351C has small block bolt
> pattern. I have one and even the bell housing from my 300 I6 will
> work on it. Remember, there is two types of small block bell
> housings. One for ten inch flywheels and one for eleven inch. Eleven
> inch locates the starter further out but bolt patterns are the same.

That's interesting, when I checked on a clutch for my 351M is seems
there is only one diameter flywheel but two different bolt patterns
and sizes of clutch pressure plate assy only 1/2" different or so???
Why?

It also turns out that the one of the ford engines has two flywheels
one tooth apart for the same application and starter??? Just looked
in PAW and couldn't find it but I've seen it somewhere?

Michigan roads, Broncos and
Kidney belts, What a team!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 08:49:50 EDT
From: pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)
Subject: Re: Autolite 4100

I know someone described the Autolite 4100 but I can't remember what
was said. Is the 4100 a spreadbore, and if it is, what is the size
difference between the primaries and secondaries?

Robert, where are you located?

>I have 3 laying in my garage. They are off a 390 65 Galaxie and 428
>T-Bird. These carbs are the old shoebox style. They all need rebuilding
>if you are interested let me know.

Pat
pharrell bae.uga.edu

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 09:04:35 EDT
From: pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)
Subject: Re: Factory Cruise Control

I've got an 80 Bronco with factory tilt wheel and cruise. The wheel has had
some movement in the tilt mechanism for a long time due to wear, but the
cruise has always worked. That is, until I rebuilt the engine. Ever since,
I can't get the cruise control to work. I've checked the vacuum lines and
wiring but can't find the problem. I'm thinking it must be in the steering
wheel wiring (after cranking, I sometimes have to bump the steering wheel
to get the AC blower to work). I can't find the problem in the steering
wheel. Isn't there a diaphragm in the cruise actuator? Has anybody had that
go bad?

Pat
pharrell bae.uga.edu

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 06:31:22 -0700
From: John MacNamara
Subject: Re: new problem

SARHOG aol.com wrote:

> > 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.
>
> To clarify "runs awful", alot of pinging and no power. While troubleshooting
> this, I noticed that I am able to turn my distributor rotor approx. 30
> degrees without the engine turning. I put the # 1 piston TDC on the
> compression stroke and pulled the distributor. The pin that holds the gear
> was sheared, and the gear was turning without the shaft. I bought a rebuilt
> Duraspark 2 distributor (the same as the one that came off) and now I can't
> get the distributor seated all the way. It sticks up about 1 inch. It seems
> as though the bottom of the distributor shaft won't engage the oil pump
> shaft. Any ideas?

John:
I believe the oil pump driveshaft has a swivel on the top where the distributor
seats so it can tilt from side to side. It needs to be "propped" up vertical
before the distributor can seat. It's been awhile since I did this but I always
had to shove some grease down there to keep the head of the pump shaft from
falling over. I'm sure some of the racer guys have a better technique but I'm a
"hacker" and that was my solution.

Thanks
John

78 F250 4X4 Supercab
67 GT500
66 Corvette

> I'm looking forward to getting it back together. With
> the new carb and distributor, it should (it better) run good!
>
> John Z.
> 67 F-100 460/C-6
>
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 06:35:21 -0700
From: John MacNamara
Subject: Re: Autolite 4100

JonP27604 aol.com wrote:

> John, the 4100 is not a spread bore. The size of the primary and secondary
> venturi are the same. No matter though it is still an excellent carburetor.
> There is an article in the January 1996 issue of Mustang Monthly that gives
> reference and maintenance information. If you would like I can fax a copy to
> you (or anyone else for that matter) if you are interested.

Jon: Can you fax me a copy to (805) 583 1997. Thanks
Your right about it not being a spreadbore. The pony carburetor site had the
"spreadbore" out to the side so I thought it was one.


> Also go to the
> Pony Carburetors web site. They have some info there on this carb.
>
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cybervillage.com/ponycarburetor
>
> FYI there are two sizes of this carburetor. There is a casting number on the
> front bowl under the accelerator rod. It should read either 1.08 or 1.12. The
> 1.08 is rated at 480 CFM and the 1.12 is 600 CFM. The 480 CFM are getting
> rare so finding one may be difficult.
>
> Jon E. Purut
> JonP27604 aol.com
>
> 1965 F100 SWB Daily Driver
> 1965 F100 Parts Truck Hoping To Revive As F350 Super Duty (still need
> bushings)
> 1977 F150 Parts Truck
> 1970 Mustang Fastback
> 1993 Escort Wagon (wifes car)
>
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 09:25:19 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: new problem

i would try to use the old destributer (without the gear) to turn the oil
pump shaft to line up with the new one. remove the shaft from the old one
if yuo want to. a socket (that won't fall off!) could be used or a primer.
it is a shaft used to oil the motor using the oil pump in the motor by
engaging on the oil pump shaft through the destibutor hole using an elecric
dril (when priming). about $20 if you ever intend on doing a total rebuild
you'll need one of these anyway.
it will be a trick to line them up now. it sometimes is a trick just to
get the same one back in! when i built my last motor, i used the primer
shaft to turn the pump until it all fell together.

sleddog

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From: SARHOG aol.com[SMTP:SARHOG aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 1997 7:16 PM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: new problem

> 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.

To clarify "runs awful", alot of pinging and no power. While
troubleshooting
this, I noticed that I am able to turn my distributor rotor approx. 30
degrees without the engine turning. I put the # 1 piston TDC on the
compression stroke and pulled the distributor. The pin that holds the gear
was sheared, and the gear was turning without the shaft. I bought a rebuilt
Duraspark 2 distributor (the same as the one that came off) and now I can't
get the distributor seated all the way. It sticks up about 1 inch. It
seems
as though the bottom of the distributor shaft won't engage the oil pump
shaft. Any ideas? I'm looking forward to getting it back together. With
the new carb and distributor, it should (it better) run good!

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







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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 09:30:30 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size

if there is no regs on the pipe size, go with as big as you can afford.
try 3" or the big (4"?) used on the dodge deisels. find out if you can
replace one with 2 cats. and buy a good performance cat, call someplace
like summit. don't use a stock type cat. i would wager that if you put a
"stock" exhuast on it the emmissions would go up due to the highly
restrictive nature of it.

sleddog

- ----------
From: Brett McCoy[SMTP:brettmcc worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Friday, October 24, 1997 12:04 AM
To: fordtrucks
Subject: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size

Well, had to do the annual smog check today. I thought I may have problems
before I got there so I was expecting the worst. I just got my '79 F250
Crew Cab about six months ago and the guy I bought it from was real evasive
about the smog check. I thought how bad could it be? It has current tabs
on it. I have been doing some tuning work and have many of the ignition
parts replace that were in terrible shape when I bought the truck. I
pulled in and the first thing the test tells me is that I need to go in
side to the office. Not a good sign. Seems it failed last year and was
working on some kind of extension. Got the paper work and pulled back
around to have the test. Technician looks for gas caps. That checks OK.
Looks at the sniff test results. That PASSED. I'm thinking this is great!
I passed! Then the little weasel gets out his stupid little mirror and
said. You don't have a cat. You failed. Go back to the office. Crap!!
Now I have about thirty days to get my rusty old dual exhaust converted
back over to a single cat system in order to met the spec book
requirements. The hard part to swallow is that even with not having
checked the timing yet and a carb that NEEDS a rebuild I past the sniffer
test. So What Do I Need This Stupid Cat For Anyway!!
The guy in the office said, because it is supposed to have one. Well
la-de-da! Guess I have to start that exhaust project about three months
sooner than I wanted. Won't the wife be just THRILLED.

By the way, anybody know what the stock pipe size on a '79 F250 Crew Cab
with a 460 is??

I was thinking about running 2" to the converter and then 2.5" the rest of
the way. Think that will breath well enough with just one muffler and tail
pipe for the 460?
Later.
- -B






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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 08:48:52 -0500
From: Kevin Lindstedt
Subject: Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size

>At 11:04 PM -0500 10/23/97, Brett McCoy wrote:
>>Well, had to do the annual smog check today.
>
>>By the way, anybody know what the stock pipe size on a '79 F250 Crew Cab
>>with a 460 is??
>>
>>I was thinking about running 2" to the converter and then 2.5" the rest of
>>the way. Think that will breath well enough with just one muffler and tail
>>pipe for the 460?

For what it's worth, my 1978 F150 w/460 came from the factory sans
converter. Even so, I had to convince the smog check people that it was
original that way. On the valve cover decal of my 460 it says "No
Catalyst" or some such thing - maybe yours does too. Show them that. Good
luck.

Kevin Lindstedt
1978 F150 Ranger Lariat 460/C6

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 10:12:16 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: new problem

> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 06:31:22 -0700
> From: John MacNamara
> Subject: Re: new problem

> I believe the oil pump driveshaft has a swivel on the top where the
> distributor seats so it can tilt from side to side. It needs to be
> "propped" up vertical before the distributor can seat. It's been
> awhile since I did this but I always had to shove some grease down
> there to keep the head of the pump shaft from falling over. I'm

All Fords I've seen use a simple hex drive shaft which sits in a hex
socket in the pump and should stay relatively upright. They have
lots of lead on the end so when the hex is lined up it should slip
right into the distributor. It usually takes a couple of tries to
get it lined up. I used to use the remote start button to rotate the
engine till it dropped in but it's easier to turn it with an old dist
shaft or socket (that won't fall off) and the lead will coax it into
position but I think he has a bigger problem:

What sheared the pin in the first place???

Michigan roads, Broncos and
Kidney belts, What a team!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:12:51 -0700
From: John MacNamara
Subject: Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size

Kevin Lindstedt wrote:

> >At 11:04 PM -0500 10/23/97, Brett McCoy wrote:
> >>Well, had to do the annual smog check today.
> >
> >>By the way, anybody know what the stock pipe size on a '79 F250 Crew Cab
> >>with a 460 is??
> >>
> >>I was thinking about running 2" to the converter and then 2.5" the rest of
> >>the way. Think that will breath well enough with just one muffler and tail
> >>pipe for the 460?
>
> For what it's worth, my 1978 F150 w/460 came from the factory sans
> converter.

Ford starting putting cats on the 79 Ford model year. The 78's were for the most
part exempt from cats. I was told onetime that some 78's had cats but don't know
the specifics.

Thanks
John

78 F250 4X4 Supercab
67 GT500
66 Corvette


> Even so, I had to convince the smog check people that it was
> original that way. On the valve cover decal of my 460 it says "No
> Catalyst" or some such thing - maybe yours does too. Show them that. Good
> luck.
>
> Kevin Lindstedt
> 1978 F150 Ranger Lariat 460/C6
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:28:45 -0700
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: re:heater

Don't forget that if you don't have a COMBINATION A/C and heater then
you are not going to have the drain tube. A hot heater core is NOT going
to collect condensation that needs to be drained away only a cold A/C
coil will.

snip



snip

Remember he said it smelled I.E. radiator fluid. I have had to replace
heater cores in an 89 mustang, 63 econoline, and 56 F100 all didn't have
A/C and all had the same symptoms as were described and all had pinhole
weeps. I have had an A/C unit plug up and yes water goes everywhere but
it doesn't steam or smell (except that the carpet tends to gets musty.
That's a chevy for you)

Dana

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:41:08 -0700
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: re: new problem

If the dist is the right one then with dist in as much as you can by
hand use the ignition key to "bump the engine a little if possible have
someone else push down on the dist at the same time. it should drop
right in.

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:50:59 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Rear end gear ratio questions

I seem to remember someone say the best way to detemine gear ratios in the
rear end was to count the number of teeth on the ring gear. I don't
remeber who it was or which list they were on, I am on all three list's. If
it was someone on this list, would you please explain how to determine the
ration by counting the Ring Gear Teeth?

Thanks!


Keith Srbherbie netvalue.net
Mesa, AZ
1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi 5-Speed.
1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.
1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long Box, Style Side.
1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.
My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two Wheels!"

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:53:55 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Muffler choices for a 1966 F100 with a 240ci Six Banger

Has anyone ever replaced their muffler with something other that a stock
type muffler? I.E. Turbo, Glass Pack, Etc. If you did, did it help the
engine out any?
Keith Srbherbie netvalue.net
Mesa, AZ
1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi 5-Speed.
1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.
1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long Box, Style Side.
1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.
My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two Wheels!"

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 08:01:55 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: Bolt pattern('s)

Go here:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wrljet.com/engines/cleveland.html

It will tell 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: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:18:50 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size

> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:12:51 -0700
> From: John MacNamara
> Subject: Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size

> Ford starting putting cats on the 79 Ford model year. The 78's were
> for the most part exempt from cats. I was told onetime that some
> 78's had cats but don't know the specifics.

I understood it was optional that year and you could actually request
one if you wanted one :-)

Michigan roads, Broncos and
Kidney belts, What a team!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:56:37 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Rear end gear ratio questions

> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:50:59 -0700
> From: Keith Srb
> Subject: Rear end gear ratio questions

> I seem to remember someone say the best way to detemine gear ratios
> in the rear end was to count the number of teeth on the ring gear.
> I don't remeber who it was or which list they were on, I am on all
> three list's. If it was someone on this list, would you please
> explain how to determine the ration by counting the Ring Gear Teeth?

Mathmatically the ratio is determined by the circumferneces of the
two circles which turns out to be a function of the diameters where
they are tanget to each other but much of the formula can be crossed
out and we're left with a simple percentage problem which can be
computed through the tooth ratio since the teeth represent a specific
portion of the circumference of each and are equally spaced on both
so count the ring gear teeth and the pinion gear teeth and divide the
ring by the pinion to get the ratio.

The ratio is actually stamped on the periphery of the ring gear in
the form 9:39 or 10:35 with various delimiters like 9x39 or 9..39
etc.. I can't remember the exact synrtax right now but the 9:39 is
4.11 and the 10:35 is 3.5 etc..


Michigan roads, Broncos and
Kidney belts, What a team!

- -- Gary --

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 09:02:39 -0700
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size

>> Ford starting putting cats on the 79 Ford model year. The 78's were
>> for the most part exempt from cats. I was told onetime that some
>> 78's had cats but don't know the specifics.
>
>I understood it was optional that year and you could actually request
>one if you wanted one :-)

Sorry, don't know nothing about what I'm talking about, but I got 2
cents may as well spend them here!
It's more than just putting cats on. Isn't it? Don't you need a smog
pump? Possibly other components, I also know nothing about.
Does somebody know something about, this stuff I know nothing about?

I Say! That's what I'm about "HomeBoy"!
(flashing gang signs, you can't see)


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- -----Original Message-----
From: Gary, 78 BBB
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Date: Friday, October 24, 1997 8:19 AM
Subject: Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size



>> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:12:51 -0700
>> From: John MacNamara
>> Subject: Re: Smoggy the Weasel and Pipe Size
>
>
>Michigan roads, Broncos and
>Kidney belts, What a team!
>
>-- Gary --
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 09:41:11 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Re: Rear end gear ratio questions

Thanks Gary!

At 11:56 AM 10/24/97 +0000, you wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 07:50:59 -0700
>> From: Keith Srb
>> Subject: Rear end gear ratio questions
>
>> I seem to remember someone say the best way to detemine gear ratios
>> in the rear end was to count the number of teeth on the ring gear.
>> I don't remeber who it was or which list they were on, I am on all
>> three list's. If it was someone on this list, would you please
>> explain how to determine the ration by counting the Ring Gear Teeth?
>
>Mathmatically the ratio is determined by the circumferneces of the
>two circles which turns out to be a function of the diameters where
>they are tanget to each other but much of the formula can be crossed
>out and we're left with a simple percentage problem which can be
>computed through the tooth ratio since the teeth represent a specific
>portion of the circumference of each and are equally spaced on both
>so count the ring gear teeth and the pinion gear teeth and divide the
>ring by the pinion to get the ratio.
>
>The ratio is actually stamped on the periphery of the ring gear in
>the form 9:39 or 10:35 with various delimiters like 9x39 or 9..39
>etc.. I can't remember the exact synrtax right now but the 9:39 is
>4.11 and the 10:35 is 3.5 etc..
>
>
>Michigan roads, Broncos and
>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.
1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long Box, Style Side.
1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.
My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two Wheels!"

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 09:47:45 -0700
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: Bolt pattern('s)

From: Don Grossman
>Go here:
>
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wrljet.com/engines/cleveland.html
>
>It will tell all.

>From out of the west comes a dusty Cowboy packing a URL, bringing Law &
Order to this Thread!
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 13:50:20 -0400
From: "Larry Coffman"
Subject: Re: Bronco psare tire

The 94 Bronco I had, had the inside mount, I "think" it mounted to the
floor.
however, since I dont have it anymore, sob, I cant tell you for sure.

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> From: Litemeup aol.com
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Bronco psare tire
> Date: Thursday, October 23, 1997 11:26 AM
>
>
> Question for everyone out there with more experience than I:
>
> I recently noticed, today in fact. That where the spare tire hanger o
nthe
> rear tailgate on my bronco attaches. That the panel is cracking from the
> weight of the tire i assume. It doesn't seem to be causing severe damage
to
> the integrity of the hanger or panel however i fear that in the not too
> distant future things may go wrong very quickly now that damage has
occurred.
>
> I was thinking of changing the tire to be mounted in side.
>
> My questions besides how did some of you handle this are:
> 1: How can I repair the damage? Welding? Wish I knew how to myself but
can
> look into getting this done. It is right alongside the tail light.
> 2: Will an inside holder mount inside my bronco or will there be a large
> part of work involved. Any ideas how to locate htis part? Hate to think
> what Ford wants for it.
>
> Thanks everyone.
>
> John
> litemeup aol.com
>
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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 12:51:51 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"....


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