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fordtrucks61-79-digest Tuesday, March 3 1998 Volume 02 : Number 121



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In this issue:

Spring Carlisle! [shoman p3.net]
Carrier Bearing [BDIJXS ]
Bronco tail gate update ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Hole [am14 chrysler.com]
Re: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #120 [Lee Craner ]
RE: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #120 ["Desanto, Phillip"
302 Swap ["Harry Jennings" ]
RE: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #120 [Stu Varner
Re: Chevy Definitions [marko helix.net (marko maryniak)]
Re: Chevy Definitions [Stu Varner ]
bad news [FORD-TRUCK-70 webtv.net (RANDY D)]
Re: Chevy Definitions [marko helix.net (marko maryniak)]
Re: bad news ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
RE: bad news [Sleddog ]
Books For a 1977 Ford F-350 Camper Special ["Mike" ]
electronic ignition [Jesus Cardoso ]
Re: 302 swap [Tyler Wilkins ]
Rattling Rocker Arms [tfmf211 murphyfarms.com]
Re: Rattling Rocker Arms [marko helix.net (marko maryniak)]
Re: electronic ignition ["Michael Redden" ]
Re: Spring Carlisle! ["Michael Redden" ]
302 swap Thanks to all [Schottsweb webtv.net (George Schott)]
Re: Spring Carlisle! [JRFiero ]
(no subject) ["Toni C. Williams" ]
460 cooling problem ["Mike & Evan" ]
Re: bad news [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: Books For a 1977 Ford F-350 Camper Special [Chekerdpst
The Flywheel Effect [BDIJXS ]
Re: 302 swap Thanks to all [Ken Payne ]
RE: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #120 [dave.williams chaos.lrk.ar.us (Dave W]

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Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 09:10:53 -0500
From: shoman p3.net
Subject: Spring Carlisle!

With only a month to go Spring Carlisle Car show will be here..
Is there any Truck enthusiasts going????For those who don't know
what it is Its one of the biggest car/truck/Parts show in the
east..Not to mention All Ford Carlisle in June!
- --
Joe
Aka. Fordguy
1968 F-100 4x4 302 Np435 Bone Stock down to the wheel covers
1970 F-250 4x4 390 Np435 The Beast
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://web.p3.net/~shoman

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 09:35:38 EST
From: BDIJXS
Subject: Carrier Bearing

Hi,

I see where George is looking to replace the carrier bearing for the rear
driveshaft. The one I bought about 2 years ago came with the rubber mount. The
bearing is not pressed on the driveshaft, so it is pretty easy to
replace...Just be sure to put plenty of penetrating oil on the bolts before
you loosen them, I've had them so rusted before that the whole "band" twisted
off....

By the way, thanks guys for the info on your 390 flywheels....I'll check mine
out later....

Colorado Jeff

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 10:42:00 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Bronco tail gate update

Well, got the window in and it works pretty good but I noticed that
the clips that used to hold the outer seal in place were in a
position to scratch the glass so I bent the sheet metal more flat and
removed the clips for now. Adjusted one track (I thought he was
supposed to do that??) so when it goes up into the cap it is centered
in the track so no pressure is applied to the glass. This may cause
it to leak a bit but I'm paranoid about it breaking again :-(

Just got off the phone with ford dealer and I have the outer seal
parts coming thursday for $52.48 for both parts and clips. It's
christmas in Britton :-)

Also may have a line on a JCW tail gate shell. Mine is in much worse
shape than I thought and has been patched and patched and patched
:-( I see what every one was talking about on the bottom where the
metal is overlapped and creates a natural dirt and moisture
collector to rust it out. I'll have to address this if I can get a
new shell. If this deal falls through I may just order one. In any
case I'll have to get the Imron back out again. What do y'all think
of a bright canary yellow tail gate on a EB green and tan bronco? :-)
(it's not an EB, just the colors I've seen on one) At least it will
match my $3000 paint job on the dana 44 and help ammortise the cost
of that project :-)

I think I mentioned this but the reason my key switch doesn't work is
due to the voltage supply at the plug behind the left tail light
being only 2v so there's another plug up front or other bad
connection somewhere up front.

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's

- -- Gary --

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 11:06:46 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Hole

Lee C writes: >>Ok, guys here is another inane question for you, as I
try to find out more about my recently purchased '73 F250. On the
inside door pillar behind the driver's seat, about 18" up from the
floor pan is a round hole about 3" in diameter. Surrounding this large
hole is four machine screw sized holes in a rectangular pattern.

Probably for the Gas tank filler. I have a '76 F350 LWB that was
originally purchased as a Cab & Chassis that has the gas tank in the
cab. I also junked out a '74 F250 and a '75 F250 (both 4X4) and they
had the gas tank in the cab.

Azie

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 11:22:31 EST
From: Lee Craner
Subject: Re: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #120

In a message dated 98-03-03 05:51:56 EST, you write:


> Ok, guys here is another inane question for you, as I try to find out more
> about my recently purchased '73 F250. On the inside door pillar behind the
> driver's seat, about 18" up from the floor pan is a round hole about 3" in
> diameter. Surrounding this large hole is four machine screw sized holes in
a
> rectangular pattern.
>
> The holes looks "factory." If so, what are the holes for?
>

Behind the seat Gas Tank filler hose? I think those were higher than
18" though........
>>
Ok, now I feel really ignorant. What is a "behind the seat gas tank filler
hose?"

Lee

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 11:26:29 -0500
From: "Desanto, Phillip"
Subject: RE: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #120

It's a connection for a "behind the seat gas tank". A practice, that
thankfully is not in use today !

> ----------
> From: Lee Craner[SMTP:LeeCraner aol.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 1998 11:22 AM
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #120
>
> In a message dated 98-03-03 05:51:56 EST, you write:
>
>
> > Ok, guys here is another inane question for you, as I try to find
> out more
> > about my recently purchased '73 F250. On the inside door pillar
> behind the
> > driver's seat, about 18" up from the floor pan is a round hole
> about 3" in
> > diameter. Surrounding this large hole is four machine screw sized
> holes in
> a
> > rectangular pattern.
> >
> > The holes looks "factory." If so, what are the holes for?
> >
>
> Behind the seat Gas Tank filler hose? I think those were higher than
> 18" though........
> >>
> Ok, now I feel really ignorant. What is a "behind the seat gas tank
> filler
> hose?"
>
> Lee
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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 10:35:31 CST
From: "Harry Jennings"
Subject: 302 Swap

I haven't been following this so please forgive me if this is something
that has already been said.

A couple of years ago I put a 302 into a friends '78 that had a straight
6. At first we tried it like a regular swap. No good! The 302 sat too
far back.

Next I will refer to some terms. I am not sure if they are "correct",
but you should know what I mean. First is motor mount. When I say motor
mount I mean the rubber block with a stud comming out of it.

Then there is the *frame mount*. When I refer to this I am talking about
the arched section that the motor mount sits on.

Anyway....the 302 didn't fit. The next day we went toa jusk yard and
picked up a set of *frame mounts* from a V8 truck. The difference? The
ones for the V8 arch forward. Cost: $10.

We went home and put in the new frame mounts. Took all of 10 min. Only
two small bolts that hold each one on. After that the 302 should have
dropped right in. It didn't!? We went inside and ate lunch. When we came
back out it dropped right in. Go figure.

Anyway....... the only thing that had to be changed was the frame mount,
which the motor mount sits on. Nothing for the trans had to be changed.
The driveshaft even worked (same length, etc).

I remember reading something about two different holes? There was only
one set of holes in our truck. If you have two sets of holes, use the
ones that were used before. Just make sure you have the right frame
mounts.

Hope this helps.


Visit me at
HREF="http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/3271/index.html">my new
web page.

Harry.

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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 11:01:25 -0600 (CST)
From: Stu Varner
Subject: RE: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #120

At 11:26 AM 3/3/98 -0500, you wrote:
>It's a connection for a "behind the seat gas tank". A practice, that
>thankfully is not in use today !


It is what we , who were formerly in the oil business, called a KFB. Ka
Freakin Boom!
Can you say Bomb strapped to your back? I wish my old 71 did not have an in
cab tank, but I will live with it!
STU
Nuke GM!

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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 10:07:18 -0800
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: Chevy Definitions

Garage Man's Companion!!!

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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 12:44:20 -0600 (CST)
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: Chevy Definitions

At 10:07 AM 3/3/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Garage Man's Companion!!!
Don't go there Marko!

Ken and Marko,
You know my passion for GM products.........I think for the sake of
society
and the little children and women, I'll leave it alone! Bad as I want to
say something I'll leave it alone! Your welcome in advance!
Nuke em all that aren't Ford Blue! And the occasional Mercury (Truck)!
STU

BTW - Ford truck content:
Anyone have an extra right hand side outside door handle sitting in
a box never been on a truck (NOS) or atleast in really great shape? Email
privately! We can talk turkey.

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 13:51:06 -0500
From: FORD-TRUCK-70 webtv.net (RANDY D)
Subject: bad news

well guys got bad news today my truck has a rod nocking (THUMP THUMP
THUMP) :(
Its a 70 model motor with miles unknowen ???
i don't know if it is worth rebuilding or not guess i will start
looking around for another
since i have to start all over any ideas on a good motor to put in my
truck it has a 351w
with 4 spd i want to put a automatic in it i guess now is a good time.
bigblock? or smallblock?
thanx RANDY
1970 F100
2wd swb
broken 351w :(


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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 11:01:48 -0800
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: Chevy Definitions

>At 10:07 AM 3/3/98 -0800, you wrote:
>>Garage Man's Companion!!!
>Don't go there Marko!
>
>Ken and Marko,
> You know my passion for GM products.........I think for the sake of
>society
>and the little children and women,

grandmothers too?


marko ;-)

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 14:21:38 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: bad news

> From: FORD-TRUCK-70 webtv.net (RANDY D)
> Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 13:51:06 -0500
> Subject: bad news

> well guys got bad news today my truck has a rod nocking (THUMP THUMP
> THUMP) :( Its a 70 model motor with miles unknowen ??? i don't know
> if it is worth rebuilding or not guess i will start looking around
> for another since i have to start all over any ideas on a good motor
> to put in my truck it has a 351w with 4 spd i want to put a
> automatic in it i guess now is a good time. bigblock? or smallblock?
> thanx RANDY 1970 F100 2wd swb broken 351w :(

Depending on your pocket book and other considerations you may want
to try replacing the bearings. I've done this on two trucks, one a
windsor the other an M with fair success. On a 2wd it's really quite
easy to work on under the truck. I used rolled emmery cloth to
polish the burrs out of the crank and stuck standard bearings in for
another 50k or more. You have to excercise more care working under
the truck to keep dirt out and keep the bearing backs dry but
otherwise it's pretty easy.

78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6, 235's
78 Bronco 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's

- -- Gary --

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 14:22:48 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: bad news

That is bad new :(

what motor to put in? what do you wnat it to do? and why do you feel that the one you have is not worth rebuilding?

sleddog

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From: RANDY D[SMTP:FORD-TRUCK-70 webtv.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 1998 1:51 PM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: bad news

well guys got bad news today my truck has a rod nocking (THUMP THUMP
THUMP) :(
Its a 70 model motor with miles unknowen ???
i don't know if it is worth rebuilding or not guess i will start
looking around for another
since i have to start all over any ideas on a good motor to put in my
truck it has a 351w
with 4 spd i want to put a automatic in it i guess now is a good time.
bigblock? or smallblock?
thanx RANDY
1970 F100
2wd swb
broken 351w :(






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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 16:04:21 -0600
From: "Mike"
Subject: Books For a 1977 Ford F-350 Camper Special

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know is about how many of the F-350 Camper Special's were produced in =
1977. I am about ready to start the restoration!

Thanks
Mike
whiskers tctc.com
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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 15:45:49 -0600 (CST)
From: Jesus Cardoso
Subject: electronic ignition

Howdy!
I am here once again to pick everyones brain. I found out today
that MSD, Mallory, and Excel do not make an aftermarket electronic
distributor for my 292. My question is does anyone know where I can get
one of the conversion kits?
Once again thank you for everyones time.

p.s. I looks like I have to replace the carb in the truck. I went to my
local NAPA store here in College Station and ordered one of their rebuilt
2bbl carbs. They told me that they would give me a customer satisfaction
guarantee (which I guess is equivalent to a life-time warranty). I
thought that was pretty cool, even though the carb cost a pretty pennie.
Talk to you all later.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Jesus Cardoso, a.k.a. Chuy
Graduate Research Assistant (Power System Automation Lab)
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3128
w: 409-845-4623, h: 409-775-0737, fax: 845-6259
Personal Address: P.O. Box 2214, College Station, TX 77841-2214
e-mail: cardoso ee.tamu.edu, url: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://ee.tamu.edu/~cardoso



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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 16:04:43 -0600
From: Tyler Wilkins
Subject: Re: 302 swap

> I do have a question concerning registration. Did they check your
> frame number when you registered your truck? I wonder which number
> prevails in identifying a vehicle. I don't suggest going to your local
> DMV unless you want to know.

I've never had anyone check my frame numbers, as a matter fact here in
WI, no-one at the DMV has even looked at the vin number on my door.....
Around here they wouldn't be able to see the frame numbers on old trucks
if they wanted to due to how ugly the roadsalt makes frames. The rust
hids them pretty well

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 17:49:06 +0000
From: tfmf211 murphyfarms.com
Subject: Rattling Rocker Arms

Oh gurus of the F100's,

I have been disillusioned about my truck. I bought a '68 Ranger with a 390.
I finally got the information to decipher my VIN and low and behold I have
a 360. :~( BUMMER!

Anyways, when I bought it it ran great. No noise and purred like a kitten.
Well after about 700 miles after it's initial "let's get it right" oil=20
change, it
started "ticking" on the back of the passenger side of the motor while=20
idling.
Sounds like it's coming from under the valve cover. It started with one.=20
Now I have
several. According to the dip stick I have oil. I don't have a dash guage
and the idiot light isn't working, so I don't know if I'm having an oil=20
pressure
problem at idle. I've adjusted the idle up about 100 RPM so when the truck
is in neutral or park it doesn't tick. At speed, it runs fine with no nois=
e=20
and
is a strong running motor. Some one suggested the fuel pump could be the
culprit, but because at times I hear muliple rattles, I believe I have some=
=20
type
of oiling problem or something. I want to go under the valve cover and see
what's happening, but before I do I wanted to get some feed back from the=20
list.

Help!

-Ted =20

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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 15:17:18 -0800
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: Rattling Rocker Arms

>Oh gurus of the F100's,
>
>I have been disillusioned about my truck. I bought a '68 Ranger with a 390.
>I finally got the information to decipher my VIN and low and behold I have
>a 360. :~( BUMMER!
>
>Anyways, when I bought it it ran great. No noise and purred like a kitten.
>Well after about 700 miles after it's initial "let's get it right" oil
>change, it
>started "ticking" on the back of the passenger side of the motor while
>idling.
> Sounds like it's coming from under the valve cover. It started with one.
> Now I have
>several. According to the dip stick I have oil. I don't have a dash guage
>and the idiot light isn't working, so I don't know if I'm having an oil
>pressure
>problem at idle. I've adjusted the idle up about 100 RPM so when the truck
>is in neutral or park it doesn't tick. At speed, it runs fine with no noise
>and


Ted:

sorry to hear about the motor, but it could be a planted 390.

What weight of oil did you remove, and what did you put in? 20W50 might
quiet your engine down.

If you're worried about oil pressure, you should just change out the oil
pump. This is not that difficult a job.

I highly doubt it's the fuel pump especially judging by the location of the
tick.

marko in vancouver
marko helix.net

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 18:34:16 -0500
From: "Michael Redden"
Subject: Re: electronic ignition

Jesus:

Check out Summit Racing: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.summitracing.com

I was looking at their catalog that I got from a friend. They have several
brands of aftermarket electronic ignition.
The MSD ignition is about $150, so is the Crane Cams.

A Mallory distributor for your motor is between $150 and $200. MSD is
$233. They have a fair number of parts for older vehicles. I've heard
some say that they are kind of expensive. The Summit parts are cheaper
than the "name brand" stuff. Summit coils were $26.

I was wondering about other sources, too. Hope this helps.

MikeR

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 18:38:55 -0500
From: "Michael Redden"
Subject: Re: Spring Carlisle!

Joe:

I've never been to the Carlisle Show. Do they have many older Ford trucks
there. Are they mostly stock, or hot rods. I also wondered if they have
parts at a flea market type event.

MikeR

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 18:56:45 -0500
From: Schottsweb webtv.net (George Schott)
Subject: 302 swap Thanks to all

I just wanted to thank everyone very much for the help I received
through this list. I sat by just reading and taking in info. for awhile
until I actually got up the nerve to try this. Ken was a big inspiration
when I decided to do the disc brake swap I followed his details from
step one to the end and when I saw that everything went just the way he
said I knew I was dealing with some real pros here. I can't name
everyone who has been a help and what they did for me because I would
probably get kicked off the list for taking up too much list space(or
whatever). I would just like to say that if there is anyone quietly
sitting back reading and contemplating doing anything on their truck go
ahead you've got a great bunch of people behind you here on this list
who are not selfish and who do not make fun of you for not knowing as
much as they do . Thanks again to all I will be in touch.

Duke's
Fine 69
F-100
302

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 19:11:31 EST
From: JRFiero
Subject: Re: Spring Carlisle!

In a message dated 98-03-03 09:13:13 EST, you write:


Is there any Truck enthusiasts going????For those who don't know
what it is Its one of the biggest car/truck/Parts show in the
east..Not to mention All Ford Carlisle in June!
>>

I'm planning on it. I went to four Carlisles last year, Spring, Ford, Trucks,
and Fall. Carlisle has a website, http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.carpro.com/.
The Spring meet is scheduled for Thursday - Sunday, but it really starts on
Wednesday. In the Fall, I went up on Thursday, and discovered I'd missed a
complete fresh air heater (complete - under fender tubes and all!) for my 51
which had been sold on Wednesday. Same guy sold a chrome 51 grill on
Wednesday.
I haven't made arrangements, but I'm planning on going up Wednesday, staying
overnight, and wondering through again on Thursday. I haven't seen the whole
show in years, its just too big.
So what are the dates? April 23-26

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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 18:55:04 -0600
From: "Toni C. Williams"
Subject: (no subject)

What's the best way to lower the rear end of a 1978 short wheelbase
F-100, without losing any loading ability?

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 19:46:37 -0600
From: "Mike & Evan"
Subject: 460 cooling problem

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Thanks to everyone who gave input on how to solve my cooling =
problems! Have not had time to look at the truck this week yet, been =
working 12 hrs. a day and 60+ hours a week.
I will check out all the things everyone suggested. I'm not sure =
how many cores my rad. has, but will check it out. Heater is hooked up =
and works fine, doesn't seem to affect the temp. though. It has only =
been in the 20's and 30's here, so the heater runs non-stop.
I did drive it again the other night, temp. gauge went right up to =
H within a few miles, then leveled off slightly below H, then went down =
and stayed in middle for a while. Very erratic and quite confusing! =20
I really don't think the motor is getting that hot, I'll try to put =
a thermometer of some sort in the rad. to check the gauge.

Thanks again for all the help!! If I don't figure it out, you will =
hear from me again. You all are my best and most reliable source of =
information. Thanks.

Mike Vonhof
yasky netins.net

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has, but=20
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doesn't seem=20
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gauge went right up to H within a few miles, then leveled off slightly =
below H,=20
then went down and stayed in middle for a while.  Very erratic and =
quite=20
confusing!    
    I really don't =
think the=20
motor is getting that hot,  I'll try to put a thermometer of some =
sort in=20
the rad. to check the gauge.
 
    Thanks again for =
all the=20
help!!  If I don't figure it out,  you will hear from me =
again. =20
You all are my best and most reliable =
source of=20
information.  Thanks.
 
Mike Vonhof

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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 18:03:49 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: bad news

I vote for 460 and C6!

Dana

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 21:55:45 EST
From: Chekerdpst
Subject: Re: Books For a 1977 Ford F-350 Camper Special

Hi mike- I own a 77 CS as well. Don't have a special manual for it, but would
like to find out if there is one available. What makes yours an F-350 vs. a
F-250?

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Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 22:43:19 EST
From: BDIJXS
Subject: The Flywheel Effect

Hi Azie,

Well, I counted flywheel teeth, does 183 sound familiar? You had guessed
138...

Actually, this 428 wheel (most likely from a Mustang) had 184 teeth. The other
thing is weight....this one weighs in at about 28-1/2 lbs. Do you have a feel
for weights on these things? I keep thinking a truck flywheel is going to be
heavier than a car flywheel. If so, I might still be better off by getting a
good 390 truck flywheel counterweighed...like several people said they
did...but you know how it is, you've got to try these things out
yourself.......Anyway, I'll have no trouble selling the 428 wheel if the 390
is really the way to go.......

The whole reason this weight thing came up because I'm looking through my PAW
book, and they list steel flywheel for the FE's....and they say they weigh
40lbs!!!! The ring gear OD and number of teeth listed is the same as mine
(15-1/5" and 184 teeth).... I'm having a hard time believing that somebody
shave 12lbs off this unit, its still pretty thick. A solid steel unit is going
to be heavier than the cast unit obviously, but I wonder why McLeod would make
it so much heavier than stock?

Any ideas????

Thanks!

Colorado Jeff

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Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 23:14:20 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: 302 swap Thanks to all

At 06:56 PM 3/3/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I just wanted to thank everyone very much for the help I received
>through this list. I sat by just reading and taking in info. for awhile
>until I actually got up the nerve to try this. Ken was a big inspiration
>when I decided to do the disc brake swap I followed his details from
>step one to the end and when I saw that everything went just the way he
>said I knew I was dealing with some real pros here.

I'm not even in my grave (yet) and I'm rolling over. Seriously
though, thanks for the compliment. I consider my skills to barely
scratch the surface. We have some **really** good engine people
here. I envy them!

How's the truck stopping? I love the disc brakes on mine. Nice
thing is you can't tell it isn't stock unless you crawl under it.
The stock front wheels block out the view!

>I can't name
>everyone who has been a help and what they did for me because I would
>probably get kicked off the list for taking up too much list space(or
>whatever). I would just like to say that if there is anyone quietly
>sitting back reading and contemplating doing anything on their truck go
>ahead you've got a great bunch of people behind you here on this list
>who are not selfish and who do not make fun of you for not knowing as
>much as they do . Thanks again to all I will be in touch.
>
>Duke's
>Fine 69
>F-100
>302

Just pass it on to the next person needing help. BTW, anyone here
know anything about Ford 3.0 V6s (used in mid 80s Aerostars and
Taurus's)? I'm getting one (for free). It runs but it needs....


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