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fordtrucks61-79-digest Friday, December 26 1997 Volume 01 : Number 401



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In this issue:

RE: 460 Oil Pan.. [Sleddog ]
360 to 428 bore [BDIJXS ]
F-250 4x4 front wheel rotor machining ["woody"
Re: F-250 4x4 front wheel rotor machining ["Bill Beyer"
Wheels and tires [reedg ns2.cetlink.net]
Re: Wheels and tires [Tyler Wilkins ]

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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 08:47:25 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: 460 Oil Pan..

the vans do have rear sump, and that is the most common place to get a pam for putting a 460 into a truck.

sleddog

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From: danadeb pacbell.net[SMTP:danadeb pacbell.net]
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 1997 2:21 PM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: Re: 460 Oil Pan..

I have had 2 different oil pans in my 1970 with 460. the first was the
one that came on the automotive engine, it had a front sump but only
held 5 quarts and the drain plug was on the left ( pass) side. the
person who owned the truck before me and did the eng swap cut a hole in
the cross member for the drain.

the second is a truck pan ( at least that is what the wrecking yard said
) it has a front sump with the drain plug in the rear. It holds 6 quarts
of oil. ( the sump ts the same depth but longer then the auto sump )

Is it possible that the rear sump oil pans are from vans rather then
trucks?

Also I have herd of mid sump oil pans from broncos ( I don't know for
sure but it may be 302 or 351W pans )

Good luck

Dana





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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 13:41:46 EST
From: BDIJXS
Subject: 360 to 428 bore

Hello

I'm gathering info on the 360 to 428 conversion, and it looks like it won't be
too much trouble. Does anyone know for sure if I can bore out the 360 block to
the 428 specs without getting the jacket too thin?

Also, this is a 68 block, can I just go to Ford and buy the 428 crank? If so,
anyone have a part number???

Thanks!

Jeff Schulz
bdijxs aol.com

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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 12:04:01 -0700
From: "woody"
Subject: F-250 4x4 front wheel rotor machining

Was browsing AutoCrafters catalog (mostly reproduction Ford PU parts,
located in Broadway, Virginia)--their listing for '78-'79 F250 4wd brake
rotors has this note:

"Machine rotor after re-hub."

This note is not printed with any other application (F-100, F-150 and F-250
2wd). Have asked a few locals and get conflicting views as to the
necessity of grinding new rotors after mounting before putting them into
service. Anyone have thoughts to offer pro or con? Is there some
variability in the hubs that would mandate truing after a new rotor is
mounted, or is the rotor too large in diameter to be accurately ground flat
until it is mounted? Or does it depend on the rotor manufacturer as to
whether it is "finished" and ready to use right out of the box?

Woody
wfriesen worldnet.att.net

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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 11:44:42 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: F-250 4x4 front wheel rotor machining

I just replaced my right front hub last month and all I did was have the
old rotor attached to the new hub by pressing the lug studs which came with
the hub in. No problems at all and I don't see why the rotor would need to
be turned.

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> From: woody
> Was browsing AutoCrafters catalog (mostly reproduction Ford PU parts,
> located in Broadway, Virginia)--their listing for '78-'79 F250 4wd brake
> rotors has this note:
>
> "Machine rotor after re-hub."
>
> This note is not printed with any other application (F-100, F-150 and
F-250
> 2wd). Have asked a few locals and get conflicting views as to the
> necessity of grinding new rotors after mounting before putting them into
> service. Anyone have thoughts to offer pro or con? Is there some
> variability in the hubs that would mandate truing after a new rotor is
> mounted, or is the rotor too large in diameter to be accurately ground
flat
> until it is mounted? Or does it depend on the rotor manufacturer as to
> whether it is "finished" and ready to use right out of the box?
>
> Woody
> wfriesen worldnet.att.net
>
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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 19:13:40 +0000
From: reedg ns2.cetlink.net
Subject: Wheels and tires

Could somebody please give me a short course on wheel and tire sizes.
I am looking to get some wheels and tires for my 78 F150 4x4 and I
can't find info that I understand. I would also like some suggestions
on what kind to buy. I will be driving about 50% highway and 50% off
road. Thank you.

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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 21:51:42 -0600
From: Tyler Wilkins
Subject: Re: Wheels and tires

reedg ns2.cetlink.net wrote:
>
> Could somebody please give me a short course on wheel and tire sizes.
> I am looking to get some wheels and tires for my 78 F150 4x4 and I
> can't find info that I understand. I would also like some suggestions
> on what kind to buy. I will be driving about 50% highway and 50% off
> road. Thank you.
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I'm assuming this is a stock F-150, not lifted that is. I would
suggest the setup that i have on my '79 F-100, and my '94 Explorer.
This setup gives great looks and traction. The combo is 31x10.5 Bfg
Radial Mud-Terrains (around $130 a piece but worth every penny!, mine
are just about to retire but have been on 3 trucks for around 65k miles)
on 15x8 American Racing 'Golden Nugget' Rims, the rims are good looking
but not too pricy, in chrome they run $48 each. This set of tires and
rims outlasted my '85 Bronco II, my '91 Explorer and are now on my '94
Explorer (No lift needed on any of these trucks). I liked this set-up
so much, when i needed tires on my F-100 last year i bought the exact
same set-up. If your looking for a slightly less aggresive set-up I
would suggest the BFG Radial All-Terrains (about $20 cheaper per tire
and SLIGHTLY quiter ride). I swear by BFG though, I would settle for
anything less. I've put them through quite a bit of abuse and they've
never let me down. I also have the same type tires (Mud-Terrains) but
sized 33x12.5R16.5 on my '73 F-250 and consider them the best money i've
put into that truck. If you have any more questions, msg me back.....


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