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fordtrucks61-79-digest Saturday, October 25 1997 Volume 01 : Number 312



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In this issue:

Re: Factory Cruise Control ["George Shepherd" ]
Re: 5 Speed and an FE ["George Shepherd" ]
Re: 5 Speed and an FE ["George Shepherd" ]
Re: 5 Speed and an FE [Don Grossman ]
RE:submerged smog pump [danadeb pacbell.net]
digest 310 [danadeb pacbell.net]
California Smog Checks [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: submerged smog pump [sdelanty sonic.net]
Re: PS problem [sdelanty sonic.net]
Re: 5 Speed and an FE [sdelanty sonic.net]
Re: 5 Speed and an FE [sdelanty sonic.net]
Re: 5 Speed and an FE ["deconblu" ]

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 22:11:38 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: Factory Cruise Control

Yep, they go bad. Get one of those vacuum thingies at Pep Boys and hook it
up to the actuator instead of the vacuum line and see if the cable for the
carb moves.

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> From: Graphics & Research Fabrication
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: Factory Cruise Control
> Date: Friday, October 24, 1997 8:04 AM
>
> 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 22:54:14 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: 5 Speed and an FE

As I understand it, there is only one you want and that is the 5 sp
overdrive. If I run into any I'll buy them, then charge a fortune for them.
There was an article in one of the 4x4 mags in the last few months on Clark
transmissions. I dig it up if I can.


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> From: Don Grossman
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: 5 Speed and an FE
> Date: Friday, October 24, 1997 10:24 PM
>
> George Shepherd wrote:
> >
> > There are quite a few clarks around here in the yards.
>
> If you find one hold on to it for me will ya :)
>
> I will try to dig up my info on the clarks.
>
> Later
> --
> 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 23:00:41 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: 5 Speed and an FE

Deacon

You will be looking for Big Trucks. The F400-f600 series- late 50's early
60's. There is only one of about 11 models worth working on. That is the 5
sp overdrive. I'll post the tag number as soon as I find the article.


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> From: deconblu
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: 5 Speed and an FE
> Date: Friday, October 24, 1997 9:57 PM
>
> From: Don Grossman
> >George Shepherd wrote:
> >>
> >> There are quite a few clarks around here in the yards.
> >
> >If you find one hold on to it for me will ya :)
> >
> >I will try to dig up my info on the clarks.
>
> I'll be doing "you pull it hunts" What do I look for and I'll report
> what I find. Soon as I figure how to pry my butt from this chair! (-;
>
> Deacon Blues deconblu gte.net
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> -----Original Message-----
>
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Date: Friday, October 24, 1997 7:24 PM
> Subject: Re: 5 Speed and an FE
>
> >
> >Later
> >--
> >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 21:08:47 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: 5 Speed and an FE

deconblu wrote: About the Clarks
>
>
> I'll be doing "you pull it hunts" What do I look for and I'll report
> what I find. Soon as I figure how to pry my butt from this chair! (-;
>
> Deacon Blues deconblu gte.net

Here is a little info to get you started Deacon;

Model First Second Third Fourth Fifth Reverse
280v 7.48 4.38 2.40 1.48 1.00 6.30
280vo 5.98 3.50 1.86 1.00 .80 5.04
282v 6.99 4.09 2.27 1.17 1.00 5.89
285v 6.99 4.09 2.24 1.47 1.00 5.89
288v 5.98 3.50 1.91 1.37 1.00 5.04
289v 5.98 3.50 1.91 1.18 1.00 5.04
282vhd 7.26 4.10 2.18 1.17 1.00 6.00
285vhd 7.26 4.10 2.24 1.47 1.00 6.00
cl450 8.05 4.35 2.45 1.48 1.00 8.05
cl455 6.99 3.78 2.13 1.28 1.00 6.99
cl457 6.99 3.78 2.13 1.17 1.00 6.99
cl551 7.52 4.35 2.54 1.52 1.00 6.27
cl557 6.82 3.68 1.99 1.17 1.00 5.30
cl558 6.36 3.68 2.15 1.28 1.00 5.30

The 280 series is rated at 330 lb-ft of torque, 405 series is 405 lb-ft
and the 550 series is rated for 490 lb-ft or torque.

The input shafts on the Clarks are 1 1/2" in diameter and the stock size
clutch disk was 13" so finding a disk that will fit an 11 or 12" clutch
will be the tricky part.

Look for Ford or GM truck (1 1/2 ton to 5 ton) made between the mid to
late 60's to the early 80's. If you find a mid 80's truck take some
measurements of the Eaton transmissions. Eaton bought out Clark and
makes parts for the newer trannys but not the old Clarks.

Happy pulling ;)

- --
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 21:44:19 -0700
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: RE:submerged smog pump

It becomes a water pump?


Had to ;)

Dana

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 21:55:17 -0700
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: digest 310

would someone with digest 310 please E-Mail it to me. My copy seems to
have gotten lost!

danadeb pacbell.net

Thanks

Dana

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 22:17:21 -0700
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: California Smog Checks

Well I was wrong!

I finally got to the DMV and picked up a registration handbook and there
on page 27 it says:

"Statewide, all 1966 and newer vehicles require a smog certification for
biennial renewal, title transfer, or original registration
applications."


It also states:

"Gasoline powered vehicles 1966 and older, are exempt from smog
requirements"

Hummm? isn't that a "catch 22" if you own a 66

Well any way, in 1980 something, when I bought and Registered My 56 F100
the requirement in the L.A. area was 55 to 65 needed smog once at title
transfer. It looks like they came to their senses on that one and
changed it when I wasn't looking. Sorry if I caused any confusion with
my earlier posting. ( weeks ago )

Smog free in 98!

Long live SB 42!

Dana

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 22:41:24 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: submerged smog pump

>
>Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 15:46:00 -0800
>From: Adam Clever
>Subject: submerged smog pump
>
>What happens when a smog pump is below the waterline?


Que?!!


Steve Delanty

Measure it with a micrometer,
mark it with chalk,
cut it with an axe...

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 22:43:35 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: PS problem

>
>Date: Fri, 24 Oct 97 15:43:00 -0800
>From: Adam Clever
>Subject: PS problem
>
>1979 Bronco power assist for steering has recently become erratic. It
>assists better in one direction than the other. When I check to see if the
>fluid is low, it isn't but is somewhat foamy or has bubbles.
>
>Sound familiar to anyone? Is anything dead, or just injured?


Err, has it below waterline also??


Steve Delanty

Measure it with a micrometer,
mark it with chalk,
cut it with an axe...

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 22:55:36 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: 5 Speed and an FE

>Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 20:40:57 -0500
>From: "George Shepherd"
>Subject: Re: 5 Speed and an FE
>
>There are quite a few clarks around here in the yards.
>

Errr, how much $$ are they? What do You think one weighs? I wonder
what shipping would be from TX to Ca? (I assume You're in Texas from
You're adress.. (-:

My FE390 is asking Santa for one this christmas...


Steve Delanty

Measure it with a micrometer,
mark it with chalk,
cut it with an axe...

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Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 23:07:27 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: 5 Speed and an FE

Don writes:
>>I will try to dig up my info on the clarks.


> I'll be doing "you pull it hunts" What do I look for and I'll report
>what I find. Soon as I figure how to pry my butt from this chair! (-;
>
>Deacon Blues deconblu gte.net


Yeah, it's a good thing the fridge is in the other room, or Yer butt
would never leave it, eh?
Get a good description from Don, so You can bring me one when You come
up next summer.
Better bring 2, Don's my neighbor and I don't want Him coming around
lusting after mine..!!

Happy motoring,

Steve Delanty

Measure it with a micrometer,
mark it with chalk,
cut it with an axe...

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Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 00:00:03 -0700
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Re: 5 Speed and an FE

From: Steve Delanty
> Yeah, it's a good thing the fridge is in the other room, or Yer butt
> would never leave it, eh?

Wife and kids love me. Bring my dinner right to my office! They think I
don't know their just keeping away from the T.V. (but it's John Wayne week
on the AMC channel) (Nothing like War Wagon with home theater)!

> Get a good description from Don, so You can bring me one when You come
> up next summer.
> Better bring 2, Don's my neighbor and I don't want Him coming around
> lusting after mine..!!

Cool I'll use the money at the Hog Farm! One event I don't want to miss! You
wouldn't make me bum at the Pignic would you? Another month is about....


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