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fordtrucks61-79-digest Friday, December 5 1997 Volume 01 : Number 378



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In this issue:

Re: Steering wheel ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Bouncing speedo [am14 chrysler.com]
Steering wheels [am14 chrysler.com]
Engine / Door [am14 chrysler.com]
Re: Engine / Door [marko helix.net (marko maryniak)]
Re: Engine / Door ["Deacon" ]
Re: Is it a '64? '65? '66? [Floyd Terrell ]
Re: [Fwd: [Fwd: 66 Ford Ranger]] [OldTrux ]
Re: Is it a '64? '65? '66? [Keith Srb ]
door question [DC Beatty ]
RE: Is it a '64? '65? '66? [DC Beatty ]
Put my Carb on a diet PLEASE!! ["Brett McCoy" ]
Re: Weird speedo problem ["MICHAEL FRISCH" ]
FS '64 Books ["Dale and Donna Carmine" ]
Re: Speaking of bumpers! [GMPACHECO ]

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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 07:59:52 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Steering wheel

> From: "Hogan, Tom"
> Subject: Steering wheel
> Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 16:15:22 -0800

> Does anyone out there either habe a cruise control compatible
> steering wheel that will fit a 76? I thought a 78-79 would work but

Grant supposedly makes a kit for their wheels to maintain stock
cruise on the wheel. Call them and ask :-) I've never seen it
advertised even in catalogs but keep hearing it's true, don't know
for sure :-)

Must be gettin senile, can't
think of anything smart to say

- -- Gary --

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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 15:29:55 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Bouncing speedo

Don: Most of the time bouncing is related to frayed wires on the cable
or the cable housing. Most common cause is the housing getting pinched
somewhere along its length. If you have a spare somewhere (doesn't
have to be perfect length) swap the cables out and give it a try.
(Most all FOMOCO's use common ends.) It can be in the speedo itself,
but this is rare. Some dry lubricant dusted around in the speedo
works, can sometimes cure it, if it is in the speedo.

Good luck

Azie

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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 15:50:43 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Steering wheels

Are you absolutely sure they changed the steering wheels from '76 to
'79. I have both, and I've never tried to interchange them, but I
thought they were the same. I've been wrong before and I'm probably
wrong here, but I'm kinda HARD HEADED.

>>Does anyone out there either habe a cruise control compatible steering
wheel that will fit a 76? I thought a 78-79 would work but they changed
those years.

Azie

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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 15:56:26 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Engine / Door

Doesn't the switch that turns the inside light on when the door is
opened furnish a ground to the lamp - not current/voltage???? How in
the world could this effect the performance of the Ignition
Module???????? I'm lost on this one, unless the truck(Bronco) has
some very bad grounds throughout.

>>I have a '79 Bronco with 400/Auto. It doesn't run smooth unless the
> driver's door is opened enough for the light to come on.

Azie

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Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 13:45:11 -0800
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: Engine / Door

>Doesn't the switch that turns the inside light on when the door is
>opened furnish a ground to the lamp - not current/voltage???? How in
>the world could this effect the performance of the Ignition
>Module???????? I'm lost on this one, unless the truck(Bronco) has
>some very bad grounds throughout.
>
>>>I have a '79 Bronco with 400/Auto. It doesn't run smooth unless the
>> driver's door is opened enough for the light to come on.
>
>Azie
>

That must make for some interesting driving!!!!

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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 15:19:12 -0800
From: "Deacon"
Subject: Re: Engine / Door

>Doesn't the switch that turns the inside light on when the door is
>opened furnish a ground to the lamp - not current/voltage????

No it doesn't. The switch isn't a ground switch, it creates an open. I
found out this the hard way. It has two wires going to the switch both are
hot. Look at the bulb that goes into the dome light. Anyway I bought a
switch from Pep Boys that grounded the housing to the body and I smoked it.
I found a two wire insulated switch that worked.

How in
>the world could this effect the performance of the Ignition
>Module???????? I'm lost on this one, unless the truck(Bronco) has
>some very bad grounds throughout.

How about if someone spliced into the interior lighting system for the
ignition or vise versa. With the door closed there's a lack of voltage for
the ignition system.
What happens if you pull the bulb out of the dome light. It should make
the Bronco run like crap no matter if the door is open or closed.
There that problem's solved. Next question! :)


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Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 17:55:44 -0800
From: Floyd Terrell
Subject: Re: Is it a '64? '65? '66?

John Strauss wrote:

> Sure. Email it to me and I'll decode it no prob.
>
> Thanks a bunch!!

The vin is F10JL705229

other info on the door tag: Model-F100, Color-(blank), Body-481, Trans-A,
DSO-830153, Axle-109.

I bought this truck from an auction in 1968, it was a U.S. Army truck and was
painted od green. Any info about the original color or such would be
appreaciated.

Floyd Terrell
Floydt earthlink.net

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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 19:14:32 EST
From: OldTrux
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [Fwd: 66 Ford Ranger]]

In a message dated 97-12-04 12:18:24 EST, you write:


> the ones in the early Mustangs). It also is carpeted through-out, and
> has a black leather dash. >>

That is all part of the Ranger package. Nice truck!

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Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 21:12:43 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Re: Is it a '64? '65? '66?

At 05:55 PM 12/4/97 -0800, you wrote:
>John Strauss wrote:
>
>> Sure. Email it to me and I'll decode it no prob.
>>
>> Thanks a bunch!!
>
>The vin is F10JL705229

F10 - F100
J - 243ci 6cyl 1bbl 150hp
L - Built in Michigan
705229 - Consecutive sequence number - the truck was built in June of 1965.


>
>other info on the door tag: Model-F100, Color-(blank), Body-481, Trans-A,
>DSO-830153, Axle-109.
>
Body 481 - 481 isn't listed in the book.
Trans A - 3 speed manual, boy that helps a lot !
DSO - the 83 specifies a government vehicle, I think.
Axle 109 - isn't listed in the book.


>I bought this truck from an auction in 1968, it was a U.S. Army truck and was
>painted od green. Any info about the original color or such would be
>appreaciated.

Hope this helps !

Later


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, Camper Special, 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: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 20:40:49 -0500
From: DC Beatty
Subject: door question

I have a 1968 passenger door on my 1967 truck. The interior handles are
different. Does anybody know if I can simply change out the door guts and=

install the correct '67 handle or do I need to get an entire door to make=

it original? =


I know I could just take it apart and look, but it's been too cold and I
have been too busy, so I thought I'd take the chance that someone out the=
re
might know. :-)

Thanks, =


DC Beatty
1967 F100 352
1974 Maverick 302

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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 20:40:47 -0500
From: DC Beatty
Subject: RE: Is it a '64? '65? '66?

Thanks Floyd.

By posting your DSO # you have answered a question I had about mine. The
number 830153 is the special order number for your truck. In the red book=

83 is government special order. So, the first two numbers are the distric=
t
number, which would make mine (510444) a Colorado truck. I have been
wondering about this for a couple months now. =


BTW, your truck was probably shipped without paint from the factory, and
then the army painted it. So I would guess the "original" color to be od
green. =


Thanks, =


DC Beatty
1967 F100 352
1974 Maverick 302

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From: INTERNET:fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
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To: INTERNET:fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: Re: Is it a '64? '65? '66?


John Strauss wrote:

> Sure. Email it to me and I'll decode it no prob.
>
> Thanks a bunch!!

The vin is F10JL705229

other info on the door tag: Model-F100, Color-(blank), Body-481, Trans-A,=

DSO-830153, Axle-109.

I bought this truck from an auction in 1968, it was a U.S. Army truck and=

was
painted od green. Any info about the original color or such would be
appreaciated.

Floyd Terrell
Floydt earthlink.net




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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 22:36:09 -0600
From: "Brett McCoy"
Subject: Put my Carb on a diet PLEASE!!

Now that I have your attention. My '79 F250 with a stock 460 is running way
rich. Just put on a cat for the smog police and it smells like I am towing
a chicken coop!! How do I adjust the mixture and get this thing leaned out!
Have a stock 460 with factory Holly 4bbl on it. Found the idle speed screw
but the only other obvious adjustment seems to be float related. 9/16" nut
with adjusting screw on top of each bowl. Any help or reference that I may
be able to get at the library would be great.

- -B

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Date: Thu, 04 Dec 1997 20:37:40 PST
From: "MICHAEL FRISCH"
Subject: Re: Weird speedo problem

>What about a bouncing speedo?
>
>It will stay steady after about 50mph or so.
>--
>Don Grossman
>duckdon pacific.net
>
>

A bouncing speedo is weird???
Hmmmm..

dopie

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Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 22:54:26 -0600
From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
Subject: FS '64 Books

Picked up at an auction.
1964 Ford Service Manual, 100-350 series shop manual, all info in one
volume.
also 1964 truck owners manual, covers 100-350 and P-series.
Please send me a private email if you are interested.
I may regret selling these one day, but wife let me buy them on the....


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