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fordtrucks61-79-digest Monday, November 3 1997 Volume 01 : Number 330



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In this issue:

Re: Ford 460 Oiling problem ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Heavy duty U-joints [james oxley ]
Re: Is everybody tired of the V8 firing order? ["Gary, 78 BBB"
Re: Flywheel Teeth ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Torque Specifications Question ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Is everybody tired of the V8 firing order? ["Daniel H. Jenkins"
Re: Torque Specs ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Oxygen Sensor/Meter ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Torque Specs ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: FE390 [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: I'm back and smiling like a fool! ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: FE390 [Paul ]
Re: Happy Halloween! ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION [Sleddog ]
ball joints [james oxley ]
Re: Heavy duty U-joints [Brian & Jacque Milbrandt ]
Re: Header choices for an FE.. ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: ball joints [Brian & Jacque Milbrandt ]
Re: Trans. ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Payloads #320 [rick adc.com (Rick Larson)]
SMOG POLICE REVISITED [jniolon uss.com]
Re: 66 f100 dash ["Eric" ]
Re: Getting back on track! ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION [Keith Srb ]
Re: please release me ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
RE: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION ["Borkowski, John" ]
Re: Trans. [pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)]
Clark 5sp [am14 chrysler.com]
Re: Oxygen Sensor/Meter ["Dave Resch"]

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 08:04:13 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Ford 460 Oiling problem

> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 15:10:16 -0800
> From: jlringard mysurf.com (Mysurf_Lynn Ringard)
> Subject: Ford 460 Oiling problem

> > I have a rebuilt 460 motor in a 78 F250 4X4. When it warms
> > up the
> oil pressure drops to 40 psi and will go lower when you put a load
> on the motor, ie going up a hill. All rod, main bearing clearances
> are with in spec on clearance.(.0015 rod, .002, .003 main) I just
> changed from crane variable duration lifters and got a small
> improvement in pressure. I also put on a new high volume oil pump
> along with a new ford pickup . The oil pan is from a 87 truck as is

Oil pressure is determined by 4 things, clearances, rpm, viscosity
and temp. You can put in a heavier oil (we/ve all done it) and
starve the engine when cold. You can run max clearances like racers
do because you don't know how or want to fool with tightening them up
(we've all done that too I imagine). You can add a high volume pump
to make up for overlarge clearances but that's just a bandaid.

For a touring engine (non racing) I would use the minimum clearance
spec on mains and rods but not wrist pins. I can't see how lifters
have anthing to do with oil pressure?? By the time the oil gets to
the rockers it's pressure is pretty well spent anyway?? You
shouldn't need a high volume oil pump unless you are running racing
spec clearances IMHO. You should be running a good quality synthetic
in the range of 10w30, or with large clearances maybe 10w40 but
remember that the oil has to get into the smallest holes which are
usually in the wrist pins and spaces which may well be the lifters
(not sure) and it has to get there when the engine is cold as well as
warm which is why clearances are so important.

> minutes. Then when I get on the road for about 15 to 20 minutes it
> drops to 40 psi. If I hook up my trailer it will go as low as 25 psi
> and I'm afraid the motor won't last to long. The oil pressure guage

I don't understand how load has any bearing on pressure unless it
also affects the rpm?? My home built 460 had good pressure when
first rebuilt because I paid attention to the above but due to abuses
and corner cutting (didn't grind the crank) the bearings didn't hold
up and now when warm it stays around 20 - 30 psi at 60 but isn't
making any bad noises yet. It's got about 60 - 80k miles on it now
and is on the second set of mains due to the bad crank but the top
end seems to be holding up pretty well.

My next build will have a new or reground crank, carefully adjusted
clearances and standard oil pump but maybe with the moly shaft. It
will also have electric fan to reduce loading on the front main and
gear timing so it won't matter where the crank is in the block. I
know this doesn't help your problem but these are things I've
discovered as I go along which may help on my next build.

This is the limit of my experience so if you've done all this I'm all
done :-)

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 08:41:33 -0800
From: james oxley
Subject: Heavy duty U-joints

Howdy,

I broke a front axle U-joint on the Dana 44 in the front of my 78
Bronco. The U-joint was fairly new. This was my first wheelin trip with
the new 38's I just got. Looking for sources for stronger U-joints.

OX

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 08:39:43 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Is everybody tired of the V8 firing order?

> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 15:32:34 -0800 (PST)
> From: "Daniel H. Jenkins"
> Subject: Is everybody tired of the V8 firing order?

> Well, I tried Deacon Blue's way of finding where the rotor belongs
> for the number one cylinder, and it si right where it is marked on
> the cap. Ugh! I've tried everything! I'm going to go check the

You didn't tell us it was Propane. Did you do anything to the fuel
system during this operation? I've seen propane engines get messed
up just changing tanks? My son's bus tank doesn't get changed, they
just fill it up and so far he hasn't had any trouble with it :-)

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 08:46:37 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Flywheel Teeth

> From: sdelanty sonic.net
> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 15:39:06 -0800
> Subject: Re: Flywheel Teeth

> gear with the torch and knocked it off with a brass hammer. You
> want to heat the gear fairly quickly so the flywheel doesn't get
> too hot or else the flywheel will expand with the gear and it wont
> come off. You want only the gear to expand when heated, NOT the

Unless I'm mistaken the coefficient of linear expansion works in our
favor here since one member already mentioned he heated the whole
thing in the oven. The circumference of the ring actually expands at
a faster rate due to it's total length than the flywheel so pulls
away from the flywheel. I've seen this in other applications.

I do agree tho that you will get more clearance faster with a torch
but be careful not to over heat it since it's heat rreated for
hardness.

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 09:16:22 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Torque Specifications Question

> From: sdelanty sonic.net
> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 15:39:18 -0800
> Subject: Re: Torque Specifications Question

> in "dry". During nearly 2 decades of industrial mechanics and/or
> automotive work I've been screwed by dry bolts *way* too many
> times.
> My personal opinion is thread seal it, loctite it, or never-seize
> it,
> but *never* do 'em dry...

I even "Seize" sheet metal screws to protect the metal around the
hole but you have to back way off on the torque cuz sheet metal will
strip very easily with lub on the threads :-)

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 06:22:20 -0800 (PST)
From: "Daniel H. Jenkins"
Subject: Re: Is everybody tired of the V8 firing order?

Well, as the infamous programmer once said "I didn't tocuh a
thing!" But, the difference is, I didn't. The propane system is the same
now as when I started. :) :( I'm taking the truck to my mechanic today.
:( THere goes my nice little saved money! I'll post when I figure out
what the problem is. THanks to everyone who helped, and a big thanks to
Deacon Blues and Gary, for keeping me going during the first day. THANKS!

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Daniel H. JenkinsFood for thought: John Milton
djenkins honors.unr.eduwrote _Paradise_Lost_; When his
Honors Programwife died he wrote _Paradise_
University of Nevada, Reno_Regained_...

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 09:24:36 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Torque Specs

> From: Bill03bt aol.com
> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 21:35:28 -0500 (EST)
> Subject: Torque Specs

> of that, but I would like to toss out a new related topic. What
> types of torque wrenches do/have you used? Any preferences, etc. I
> did a lot of research into this several years ago at work so feel

There's no way to improve on the shake and quake torsion bar wrenches
for pure accuracy IMHO but boy are they hard to use on head bolts
etc.!!! I like a quality talker for heavy jobs and the shaker for
in/lb bearing preload work. I still need to get that one, I keep
putting it off for some reason. I've had the same PC talker for 30
years and never had it checked so who knows if things will stay
together??? Need to get that done some day too :-) I figure if I
still have to put my foot on the block to get 105 ftlbs it's pretty
close :-)



Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 09:44:37 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Oxygen Sensor/Meter

> From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
> Subject: Oxygen Sensor/Meter
> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 21:13:33 -0600

> I'm interested in trying one of the retrofit oxygen sensor systems
> that light a series of LEDs depending on the exhaust oxygen content.
> Seems like everyone (Cyberdyne, Holley, Edelbrock, etc.) is making

Don't have one yet but we've talked quite a bit about it on the
bronco list. Take a look at our big bronco site at off -road. com and
look in the archives under HEGO or EGO or fuel mixture etc.. The
conclusion is that the EGO's are not linear so will tell you when you
are at STOICH but not precisely how far off you are when you are not
at stoich so they are certainly useful but you have to understand the
limitations :-) I do plan to hook one up with two sensors, one for
each side through a two pole, two throw switch. Somebody has this
setup, can't remember who tho?

> .........and my related question........my '79 F-150, 351M, has air
> injection. Seems to me that the air injected into the exhaust
> manifold would produce false lean readings by the oxygen sensor.
> Right???? How would you handle this? Disable the air injection?

Where is it injected? As long as the injection sit is down stream
from the EGO's it should be ok as long as there are a few inches
between them since the exhaust will be flowing with some force any
time you take a reading I should think?

BTW, the non heated EGO's should be mounted as close to the manifold
as possible or even in the manifold for best results. The HEGO's
(heated) can be mounted anywhere but closer is still better as I
understand it.

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 09:53:03 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Torque Specs

> From: "deconblu"
> Subject: Re: Torque Specs
> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 19:39:05 -0800

> Why do some people think when they get to the specified torque,
> another
> quarter turn is a good thing? :)

Normal distrust, let's make sure eh? In my case it's worn out so I
just use it so I look cool :-)

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 07:06:06 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: FE390

Thanks Jon,
Here is the full path to the spot I was talking about:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cybervillage.com/ponycarburetor/faq.htm

and here is a snip of the text:

snip....
After market intakes are NOT recommended especially the Eldebrock
Performer. People report back to us from all over the
country that vacuum leaks occur with that product due to the extremely
narrow mounting flange on the drivers and passenger
side of the carburetor mounting flange! It will absolutely NOT work with
a factory carburetor as the flange does not line up (a
flat thin spacer will allow it to work in a pinch).
snip....

hope this helps!

Dana

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 10:17:21 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: I'm back and smiling like a fool!

> From: sdelanty sonic.net
> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 21:13:33 -0800
> Subject: Re: I'm back and smiling like a fool!

> Hmmm, a C4 behind a FE360? Is that for real? On an 8000lb GVW
> truck?
> Somehow it seems unlikely to me...

Yeah, me too but I didn't want to be the first to mention it :-)

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 07:18:24
From: Paul
Subject: Re: FE390

Does anyone on the list have any expierence w/Wieand's "hi-rise",
"stealth" on a FE 390?

At 07:06 AM 11/3/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Thanks Jon,
>Here is the full path to the spot I was talking about:
>
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.cybervillage.com/ponycarburetor/faq.htm
>
>and here is a snip of the text:
>
>snip....
>After market intakes are NOT recommended especially the Eldebrock
>Performer. People report back to us from all over the
>country that vacuum leaks occur with that product due to the extremely
>narrow mounting flange on the drivers and passenger
>side of the carburetor mounting flange! It will absolutely NOT work with
>a factory carburetor as the flange does not line up (a
>flat thin spacer will allow it to work in a pinch).
>snip....
>
>hope this helps!
>
>Dana
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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 10:21:05 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Happy Halloween!

> From: danadeb pacbell.net
> Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 23:01:20 -0800
> Subject: Re: Happy Halloween!

> Sorry, It looked correct when I sent it!
> Just add the missing spaces........

It is correct but you have to view it in pure ascii mode, f-12 in
pegasus :-)

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 10:24:01 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION

hello all,

a few times here questions have been asked about the 2wd to 4wd conversion.
the current issue (dec) of OFF ROAD has a article, or the beginning of a
series of doing just this. hey, they're even using a FORD!! they are
making a 79 f150 supercab 4x4. it may help for those who need it,
especially on a subject that is so lacking in information and very
infrequently done.

just thought someone may need it.

sleddog

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 10:27:32 -0800
From: james oxley
Subject: ball joints

Okey-dokey

Who's done ball joints?? (1978). I figure while I'm in the front axle
to upgrade U-joints, I'm going to do axle seals, ball joints and those
teeny little needle bearing in the hub that support outer axle. How bad
are the front ball joints to change??

OX

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 09:52:23 -0500
From: Brian & Jacque Milbrandt
Subject: Re: Heavy duty U-joints

Ox, I've found that the best and strongest is the spicer, you will pay
a little more but its worth it, also make sure you get the one with the
grease zerk in it. I think its a # 297-1x, but give em your application.
Your also gonna break more with the 38" tires. the axles were never
meant to handle the weight and increased traction you get from that size
tire.

Brian

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 10:54:59 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Header choices for an FE..

> Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 06:29:06 -0800 (PST)
> From: Paul
> Subject: Header choices for an FE..

> idea of using insulating high temp wrap around the headers on the
> truck. Has anyone used this stuff on ordinary steel headers? I know
> header life will be shortened with the wrap but does anyone have any
> real life expierences with it? Just a thought....the starter
> probably won't be a problem because the solenoid is mounted
> elseware,right..

The 4 pole starter has a selenoid mounted on it as well as the
starter relay on the fender well so if you have the 460 you should be
using that starter anyway. Since it's interchangeable with the three
pole or standard type with dust cover either one can be used but the
4 pole has more torque. Of course the modern gear starter has even
more torque and has the selenoid mounted on it but the whole unit is
smaller, just a thought.

I have the wrap on mine and think it was a good choice but you should
paint the tubing with some good heat resistant paint first and let it
dry. When you wrap it, do it on a warm sunny day and get it out in
the sun quickly to dry and then paint it again. This is what the
instructions recommend and I have to agree. Mine didn't work out
that way but they seem fo be fine so far. BTW, the clip kit that you
get to tie the ends comes with very sharp, thin metal strip like hose
clamp material and it cuts the bejeebies out of anthing that slips
near or against it! I have the scarrs to prove it! The fiber glass
will eat your hands too so thin leather or Kevlar gloves would be a
good choice here :-) I used the 1" but I think a combination of 1"
and 2" would be quicker to apply :-)



Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 10:03:57 -0500
From: Brian & Jacque Milbrandt
Subject: Re: ball joints

Ox...If you've got the right tools, its not that bad. I did many when I
had my 4x4 shop about 8 years ago, but its been awhile. If your near
Minnesota I'll lend ya my ball joint press !! The spindle bearings are
pretty easy, if you don't have the removal tool it a little challenging
to get the old ones out but real simple to install.
spicer makes a kit for it, includes the bearing and seals for around
$12.00, but if you go with after market or individual it costs much
more. I recently found alot of my old books, if ya need part #'s I've
got them all. From transfer case, to axle shafts, to gear sets, seals,
bearings, to some tranny stuff. To replace ball joints should only take
about 2 hours per side. from dissasembly to reassembly complete.

If ya need some help, let me know

Brian

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 11:05:51 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Trans.

> From: Schottsweb webtv.net (George Schott)
> Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 09:52:22 -0500
> Subject: Trans.

> Gary you mentioned something about a 4 spd. overdrive I am assuming
> that is an AOD tranny? If so it won't work with the carb. that I got
> it is an Edlebrock 600 cfm electric choke and they say it's not
> compatible with Ford AOD trannys I wanted to use a 4 spd. manual but
> the only one I found was $1800.00 and I'm trying to stick to the
> budget otherwise the war dept. will get irrate if you know what I

Ford has a 4 sp overdrive manual but I don't know what it's called.
It was used with small engines like the I6 and 302 in vans and trucks
but not sure what years. It isn't considered heavy duty and will
break with hard use but works for road use pretty well I guess.
Seems like a T-5 might work as well with the smaller engines, they
use them in mustangs with lots of torque. Seems like I've seen them
rated up to 380 lbs? Lots of them in the yards but you'd have to buy
the SVO parts to beef them up I suspect.

Don't know why the Edlebrock wouldn't be compatible with the AOD
unless it's the ford kick down. Seems to me like they have a kit for
that? Tranny don't care what carb you use, eh? :-)


Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 11:08:49 -0600 (CST)
From: rick adc.com (Rick Larson)
Subject: Re: Payloads #320

Kenny writes:

> Payloads are how much weight the truck can carry (including passengers and
> driver) respectively. If you have a half-ton,( F-150) you should be able put
> 1000 LBs. on the truck safely minus your weight and any passengers. 1500
> LBs. for a three-quarter ton(F-250) and 2000 LBs. for a one-ton(F-350).

[snip]

Oops! I hauled 2200# of malted barly in my F100 once. Now I
know why my F100 seemed so light in the front. Didn't really
think about it at the time. I was more concerned with getting
some help loading it at the brewpub.

What homebrewers will do to save a few $$.

rick
'66 Mustang
'71 F100 *Custom*
- --
Rick Larson rick adc.com
Minneapolis

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 09:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: SMOG POLICE REVISITED


Well, the rumblings about "reformulated gasoline" are getting louder.
Seems we've set some records for EPA violations here in Birmingham.

So, I'm wondering what is in store for us with high perf engines, soon
to be high perf engines and just older engines...

What is this stuff made of, octane ratings and what is the general no
good it's gonna due for probably a higher price.

California guys, Nevada guys and all your clear air breathers, what
say ??? Give me some info

If you can't see the air, how can you trust it ?????????

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:42:52 EST
From: "Eric"
Subject: Re: 66 f100 dash

Hey Mike,

> Hello everyone, My truck had a padded dash that was in really bad shape. I
> pulled it off and to my surprise the metal dash underneath looked like brand
> new. I wondered if the padded dash was a factory item or aftermarket for the
> time as the paint on the dash matched the way the rest of my truck looked at
> one time.

I recently read an article in one of the old truck mags. If I
remember correctly, the article showed an aftermarket dash pad being
installed over a metal dash in a '66. I believe this was an upgraded
cab option, so it would stand to reason that all the dashboards were
painted and those that got an upgrade would just get the padding
treatment. I'll see if I can fish out that article and get some more
info for you later tonight.

> Either way is there someone who still makes replacement padded dash
> covers?

Again, if I remember correctly, the article was one of those
'do-it-yourself-with-so and so's aftermarket kit' article with the
"contributing" supplier and contact info. I'll let you know if I
find it.

I thought installing a padded dash on my Custom Cab, as I think the
dashboards are the same (physically) for '61 to '66, but I don't
think the padding was an option back in '61. When I got the
truck it was metal only dash.... but who knows way back when? Does
anybody know for sure?

Talk to you later,
Eric

=============================
"Happy Days"
1961 F100 Unibody Pick'em up Truck
w/'59 292 Y-block
=============================

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 13:02:47 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Getting back on track!

> From: "deconblu"
> Subject: Re: Getting back on track!
> Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 15:38:01 -0800

> >We should all be careful about wife bashing, If it wasn't for their
> >generosity and understanding we would all be a the opera sleeping
> >to Madame Butterfly!
>
> Sorry Dana, but I think your reading sometime into this that isn't
> there. I do agree our wives deserve respect. I just wish I knew what
> the heck you are talking about with the "sleeping to Madame
> Butterfly" thing! :)

Don't you watch Home Improvement? Tim sleeps through the opera all
the time :-) He also trades favors, one of which it to go with Jill
to the opera once in a while so he can work on hid hot rod in
peace :-)

My daughter is trading IOU's with her fiance to accomplish the same
goal I guess. I suggested maybe Mom and I aught to rry that and she
just shook her head. She said this is supposed to be fun stuff not
home repairs and shopping trips :-)

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 11:08:19 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Re: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION

Thanks! I think I will pick up a copy at lunch.

At 10:24 AM 11/3/97 -0500, you wrote:
>hello all,
>
>a few times here questions have been asked about the 2wd to 4wd conversion.
> the current issue (dec) of OFF ROAD has a article, or the beginning of a
>series of doing just this. hey, they're even using a FORD!! they are
>making a 79 f150 supercab 4x4. it may help for those who need it,
>especially on a subject that is so lacking in information and very
>infrequently done.
>
>just thought someone may need it.
>
>sleddog
>
>+-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1961 thru 1979 --------------+
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>
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: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 13:06:01 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: please release me

> Date: Sun, 02 Nov 1997 18:49:17 -0500
> From: Ken Payne
> Subject: Re: please release me

> >please drop me from e-mail list .am no longer intrested found women
> >more apealing.
>
> Hope he isn't as clueless with women as he is with the above
> instructions.
>
> Sorry, sometimes the boneheadedness of someone just has be pointed
> out.

Shame, shame, Ken! Maybe he was just a little distracted while he
was typing :-) Or maybe she was typing to make him appear to be more
distracted than was really the case?

Broncos really are supposed
to have brakes aren't they?

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 13:12:59 -0500
From: "Borkowski, John"
Subject: RE: 2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION

Excellent timing....

I am considering getting another '76, There are not many 4wd's round
here in good condition,
but there are a ton of 2wd. I may try this...

Thanks for the tip
John

> -----Original Message-----
> From:Sleddog [SMTP:kevkem epix.net]
> Sent:Monday, November 03, 1997 10:24 AM
> To:'fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net'
> Subject:2WD TO 4WD CONVERSION
>
> hello all,
>
> a few times here questions have been asked about the 2wd to 4wd
> conversion.
> the current issue (dec) of OFF ROAD has a article, or the beginning
> of a
> series of doing just this. hey, they're even using a FORD!! they are
>
> making a 79 f150 supercab 4x4. it may help for those who need it,
> especially on a subject that is so lacking in information and very
> infrequently done.
>
> just thought someone may need it.
>
> sleddog
>
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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 97 14:15:28 EST
From: pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)
Subject: Re: Trans.

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Don't know why the Edlebrock wouldn't be compatible with the AOD
unless it's the ford kick down. Seems to me like they have a kit for
that? Tranny don't care what carb you use, eh? :-)
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Holley also doesn't recommend their carbs for AOD. I suspect that it has
to do with the lower RPMs in overdrive not being adequate for proper
fuel atomization. Holley even says you can tear things up using the carb.

Pat
pharrell bae.uga.edu

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 13:50:07 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Clark 5sp

The Clark 280VO is a 5sp, with 5th gear being a .80 OD. I'm interested
in one. Would be willing to drive a few miles for one if priced
decently. I'm located in North Alabama, 2miles off I-65 and 1/2 mile
south of Tennessee line.

Azie

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Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 12:04:55 -0700
From: "Dave Resch"
Subject: Re: Oxygen Sensor/Meter

>From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
>Subject: Oxygen Sensor/Meter
>
>snippage
>
>.........and my related question........my '79 F-150, 351M, has air
>injection. Seems to me that the air injected into the exhaust manifold
>would produce false lean readings by the oxygen sensor.
> Right???? How would you handle this? Disable the air injection?
> Seems like there must be a better answer. I would really like to
> hear from someone who has tried this. TIA
....


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