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fordtrucks61-79-digest Sunday, December 14 1997 Volume 01 : Number 387



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In this issue:

Re: Tranny, bad shift, 70 vintage ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Shop Manuals, FT#380 [GMPACHECO ]
Re: Ford D-series: 1974-1980 [Steve & Rockette ]
Re: Rust [Steve & Rockette ]
Re: Ford Book/Manual Web Site ["Dale and Donna Carmine"
Re: Ford Manual/Book Web Site [Ken Payne ]
Rust, FT#385 [Alan Mittelstaedt ]
Re: Ford D-series: 1974-1980 ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
1990 Ford Escort GT H.O. question - Is it worthy? [Chekerdpst
Re: Ford D-series: 1974-1980 [dave.williams chaos.lrk.ar.us (Dave William]
Re: 1990 Ford Escort GT H.O. question - Is it worthy? [Gardner
Re: 1990 Ford Escort GT H.O. question - Is it worthy? [shoman p3.net]
'74 F250 4x4 Power Steering [Brian "R." Smith ]
Re: Shop Manuals, FT#380 [Firrer ]

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 07:23:30 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Tranny, bad shift, 70 vintage

> From: "The Critic"
> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 16:49:53 -0800
> Reply-to: fordtrucks61-79 listservice.net

> I own a 1970 F100 - it's been kind of a "beater" truck.. But I'm
> changing that now.. First on me list of things to fix is the
> transmission, which has only recently started to act up - it seems
> that after driving about a mile it has trouble getting into 2nd gear
> (automatic), you can feel it grind as it tries, and if you let off
> the throttle, it clicks in. I looked up the service bulletins for

What engine and do you know what tranny? My guess is FMX if it's a
V8, C-4 if I6 or 302. Could be as simple as clogged filter or band
adjustment. C-4 has 2 bands, not sure about the FMX, C-6 has one.

Michigan Pot Hole Jumpin Bronco lover, -- Gary --

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 08:55:58 EST
From: GMPACHECO
Subject: Re: Shop Manuals, FT#380

THANKS FOR THE INFO, I CALLED YESTERDAY AND ORDER A COMPLETE SET OF BOOKS FOR
A 72' F-100 TOTAL COST WAS $112.00 AND IT SUPPOSE TO BE A 4 BOOK SET. SOUNDS
GREAT THANKS FOR THE INFO. I'M GOING TO LOOK AT A 72' F-250 TODAY ITS A
4X4.... I MIGHT HAVE 2 72'S REAL SOON

MIKE IN SEATTLE

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 08:02:23 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve & Rockette
Subject: Re: Ford D-series: 1974-1980

>Incidentally Holden developed/invented the Utility (the Ute) which is a
>pick-up based on a car chassis.
>
>Mark.

I dont know about this, i always thought it was the american farmer
who dreamed up the truck-on-car chassis....

Steve & Rockette...Lifes a beach
'63 F100 Longbox

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 08:02:25 -0800 (PST)
From: Steve & Rockette
Subject: Re: Rust

>rust from the bottom up and in CA they rust from the top down because of
>the ocean. Now I'm going to Maine by the ocean and I expect it will
>probably start at both ends and meet in the middle. I guess I could get
>a beater and store mine for the winter but then I would have to maintain
>three cars. Any ideas?
>
>
>Tom H

Best to buy a winter driver, I have a friend who lives in Ottawa
who does this, one year, he was driving his winter car to a scrapyard
when a woman plowed into him, her insurance co. gave him $3800
for the thing, It did look good on the outside, but it had serious cancer
in the uni-body.....

Steve & Rockette...Lifes a beach
'63 F100 Longbox

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 10:24:42 -0600
From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
Subject: Re: Ford Book/Manual Web Site

Keith,

Thanks for a great link!
They have a long list of available manuals and the prices seem right. I've
seen auction stuff go for higher prices around here, paid some of those high
prices myself too. :-(

>I found an interesting web site today. The site has some interesting books,
service and owners manuals for Ford Vehicles. IMHO >their prices are good
to.
>
>The URL is http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.teleport.com/~vintageb/index.htm

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 11:37:44 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Ford Manual/Book Web Site

Thanks,


I'm adding them to our links.


Ken


At 11:27 AM 12/12/97 -0700, you wrote:

>>>>

I found an interesting web site today. The site has some
interesting books, service and owners manuals for Ford Vehicles. IMHO
their prices are good to.


The URL is http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.teleport.com/~vintageb/index.htm


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, Model 1100 1bbl carb, Oil Bath Air
Cleaner, 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: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 10:36:04 -0800
From: Alan Mittelstaedt
Subject: Rust, FT#385

If you get it undercoated, make sure the shop that does it keeps the
weep holes in the body free of undercoat. Otherwise, you will end up
rusting faster from retained water!


> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 14:33:19 +0000
> From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
> Subject: Re: Rust
>
> > From: "Hogan, Tom"
> > Subject: Rust
> > Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 10:42:24 -0800
>
> > down because of the ocean. Now I'm going to Maine by the ocean and
> > I expect it will probably start at both ends and meet in the middle.
> > I guess I could get a beater and store mine for the winter but then
> > I would have to maintain three cars. Any ideas?
>
> I'd get ALL sheet metal repairs done and painted as necessary and
> then undercoat it. The older ones had rubber inner fenders which
> really did a nice job of protecting them along with the galvanizing
> etc. JC whitney has these for just about any truck. I'm thinking
> about putting them on the rear as well :-)
>
> If I drink a bottle of Navel Jelly
> will it get rid of the rust in my brain?

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 11:58:58 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Ford D-series: 1974-1980

> Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 08:02:23 -0800 (PST)
> From: Steve & Rockette
> Subject: Re: Ford D-series: 1974-1980

> >Incidentally Holden developed/invented the Utility (the Ute) which
> >is a pick-up based on a car chassis.
> >
> >Mark.
>
> I dont know about this, i always thought it was the american farmer
> who dreamed up the truck-on-car chassis....

My grand daddy was using model A's for tractors long before I was
born and it wouldn't surprise me at all if he had one with a flat bed
on it too :-) This was back in the 20's BTW, how long ago did you
say he "invented" it?

Michigan Pot Hole Jumpin Bronco lover, -- Gary --

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 14:11:15 EST
From: Chekerdpst
Subject: 1990 Ford Escort GT H.O. question - Is it worthy?

Hey guys, wrong car for the list, I know, but hoping someone can answer a few
questions or send me off in the right direction! I recently bought a wrecked
GT at an insurance auction for very little $. Runs good, smokes a little
(uses oil) 115k miles. I am in the business of building fiberglass Mini
Cooper replicas, and have been searching for a good engine for a mid engined
terror. I am aware that the later Ford/Mazda built 4 valve engine revs higher
and make ~130 hp, but wonder if this 1.9 engine has any redeeming qualities
other than the cost factor. It has a cool looking valve cover and injection
setup, and I would love to display the blue oval in my British replicars.
Thanks in advance, Darren Erickson

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 11:10:00 -0500
From: dave.williams chaos.lrk.ar.us (Dave Williams)
Subject: Re: Ford D-series: 1974-1980

- -> I dont know about this, i always thought it was the american farmer
- -> who dreamed up the truck-on-car chassis....

Whoever it was, it was long ago. Pickup beds were common on Model Ts.


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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 18:13:46 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: 1990 Ford Escort GT H.O. question - Is it worthy?

Chekerdpst wrote:
>
> Hey guys, wrong car for the list, I know, but hoping someone can answer a few
> questions or send me off in the right direction! I recently bought a wrecked
> GT at an insurance auction for very little $. Runs good, smokes a little
> (uses oil) 115k miles. I am in the business of building fiberglass Mini
> Cooper replicas, and have been searching for a good engine for a mid engined
> terror. I am aware that the later Ford/Mazda built 4 valve engine revs higher
> and make ~130 hp, but wonder if this 1.9 engine has any redeeming qualities
> other than the cost factor. It has a cool looking valve cover and injection
> setup, and I would love to display the blue oval in my British replicars.
> Thanks in advance, Darren Erickson
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I loved my escort GT...quick good on gas and traded it in with 225,000
miles on my ranger splash...I got 1500 hundred for it and it was an 87!
Had an EXP before that and it was just as good. Great cars. It caught
alot people by surprise..including the 88 prelude 2.0 si on top end we
were tied...both of us got passed by a new mustang though!
I would go for it...I plan on purchasing a used one for a second
car...great in the snow too!
hope this helps

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 19:41:30 -0800
From: shoman p3.net
Subject: Re: 1990 Ford Escort GT H.O. question - Is it worthy?

Chekerdpst wrote:
>
> Hey guys, wrong car for the list, I know, but hoping someone can answer a few
> questions or send me off in the right direction! I recently bought a wrecked
> GT at an insurance auction for very little $. Runs good, smokes a little
> (uses oil) 115k miles. I am in the business of building fiberglass Mini
> Cooper replicas, and have been searching for a good engine for a mid engined
> terror. I am aware that the later Ford/Mazda built 4 valve engine revs higher
> and make ~130 hp, but wonder if this 1.9 engine has any redeeming qualities
> other than the cost factor. It has a cool looking valve cover and injection
> setup, and I would love to display the blue oval in my British replicars.
> Thanks in advance, Darren Erickson
> +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1961 thru 1979 --------------+
> | Send posts to fordtrucks61-79 listservice.net, |
> | List removal information is on the web site. |
> +---------- Visit Our Web Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/ ----------+I owned an 87 Gt had over 100,000 miles on it...great little car.
Now i picked up a 91 gt with the 1.8 motor (parts chaser for the trucks)
- -- Great cars..especially in gas mileage and snow driving
Joe 1968 F-100 4x4 302 NP435 "Its not pretty but its gets me there"
1969 F-250 4x4 390 NP435 "Undecided Future"

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Date: Sat, 13 Dec 97 21:30:19 PST
From: Brian "R." Smith
Subject: '74 F250 4x4 Power Steering

I'm new to this list and am looking for info on rebuilding what I was tol=
d is power assisted steering system on my '74 F250 4x4, which has the mas=
ter/slave cylinders, or replacing the whole power steering setup with som=
e other power steering setup. Anyone have any suggestions on either opti=
on?
Regards,

Brian Smith
Northern Utah
smithbr sisna.com

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Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 00:35:38 EST
From: Firrer
Subject: Re: Shop Manuals, FT#380
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