fordtrucks61-79-digest Friday, April 17 1998 Volume 02 : Number 219



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In this issue:

Floor Box [pickup65 juno.com (Jon E Purut)]
Site hit 1000 visitors [Joe DeLaurentis ]
Email change [Mike Schwall ]
Re: Pitman Arm ["Dean A. Noland" ]
Re: 1979 Hood Ornament [FORDTRKNUT ]
EnglishTown NJ Swapmeet.... [FORDTRKNUT ]
Re: Floor Box [Don Grossman ]
re:dreaming/b...sing/460's [ballingr ldd.net (WILLIAM L BALLINGER)]

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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 19:54:12 -0400
From: pickup65 juno.com (Jon E Purut)
Subject: Floor Box

I am sending this again. It would seem that every time I try to post in
the morning the email does not go through. Here goes.


>>>Floor box? I think you are talking about 51-54 there because 61-64
the
battery is under the hood, mounted on the right side firewall. It takes
a
Group 27 which many battery manufacturers don't even make any more. You
can probably find it at an auto parts store but you won't see it at
Wal-Mart. You can put a 24 in there but it won't fit the original hold
down bracket.

As for the "floor box" in earlier models, I think a 24 will fit in there
but not a 27.


_
_| ~~. John Strauss
\, _} jstrauss inetport.com
\( Texas Fight!

John, and all thanks for the info. There must be something unique to my
F500 if the battery box is suppose to be on the firewall. My truck has
the battery box in the floor on the passenger side under an access panel.
I have also seen a 1964 F350 with the battery in the floor. It must be
unique to larger trucks in the series. I have a picture of the engine bay
on my web site (http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.att.net/~JCPurut) and what takes up the
passenger firewall space is a remote power brake booster. The way the
power booster is mounted makes me think that it is an aftermarket add on.
I do not think the battery was moved just to make room for the booster.

Also Don Grossman? Was it you who had a F100 cab you were trying to get
rid of? Let me know If you still have it.

Jon E. Purut
Pickup65 juno.com
JCPurut worldnet.att.net
Visit my site http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.att.net/~JCPurut

1964 F500 (designing a flat bed for it)
1965 F100 SWB Daily Driver
1965 F100
1977 F150
1970 Mustang Fastback
1993 Escort Wagon (wife's car)



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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 19:58:14 -0400
From: Joe DeLaurentis
Subject: Site hit 1000 visitors

I would like to thank all the users that have visited my 67-72
truck site...I'm amazed in such a short time that I've had 1000 hits...
If anybody has feedback plese mail me I want to do some mods to the
site and would like some input!
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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: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 19:10:13 -0500
From: Mike Schwall
Subject: Email change

I just changed to a new provider. My new email address will be
mschwall texas.net. My web page, Ford Fan Area, is also moving to it's own
server. It will be http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.fordfan.org

The web site has not been transfered yet. If you have a web page that
links to my site, please update the links. I will let the list know when
the transfer is complete.

Thanks,

Mike

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Ford Fan Page: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.fordfan.org

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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 20:54:16 -0400
From: "Dean A. Noland"
Subject: Re: Pitman Arm

I have a 69 F100 Ranger that I just converted to power steering. I used
a power steering gear (Bendix) and pump from a 67 ford truck. I used
this setup because I didn't have to change the steering column! But now
I am having trouble finding a pitman arm to fit my new gear. My manual
pitman arm will not work because the steering gear hole is to small.
The (Bendix Type) pitman arm I am looking for has a part number
[C7TZ-3590 F]. If anyone has one or knows where I can locate one please
let me know.

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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 22:15:16 EDT
From: FORDTRKNUT
Subject: Re: 1979 Hood Ornament

I know of a guy at the Swap meet that had that Ornament. It was not a factory
installed option.....it was available but the dealer had to install it. If
the guy has it I will buy it (its brand new...NOS). Please contact
FORDTRKNUT AOL.COM I will not be back from the swapmeet until Sunday Night.
(just incase you E-mail me)
Take Care!!! Wayne

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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 22:16:25 EDT
From: FORDTRKNUT
Subject: EnglishTown NJ Swapmeet....

Well....the trailer is loaded and the Bronco is packed tighter then a frogs
butt. I am off a 5:00am to the Englishtown New Jersey (Raceway Park Drag
Strip). I have a few thing that are Bronco related. 1. Dual Shock mounts for
a 1978/1979 F-150 or Bronco...complete with all parts. 2. 6 degree Radius Arm
"C" bushings for 1978/1979 F-150 or Bronco (for 6" lift). 3. Approx. 5 front
drive shafts for 1978/1979 F-150 or Bronco. 4. Red & Green set's of the HARD
TO FIND Vanity Mirrors for 1978/1979 F-series or Bronco. 5. Factory internal
mount spare tire bracket for 1978/1979 F-150 or Bronco. 6. Cable lock that
is used to lock the front hood for 1978/1979 F-150 or Bronco. 7. Set of
1978 FORD truck shop manuals complete with wiring diagrams. 8. One tan rear
seat for 1979 Bronco...No tears (Free to first person!!!) If your going to
come down...stop by & we'll BS for awhile. Go to spots I-22 thru I-27 and ask
for Wayne Hope to see you down there!!! Wayne Grabley
1979 F-350 Ranger Lariet 4x4
1979 Bronco XLT Ranger

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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 19:57:18 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: Floor Box

Jon E Purut wrote:

> I am sending this again. It would seem that every time I try to post in
> the morning the email does not go through. Here goes.
>

I gots the same problem

>
>
> John, and all thanks for the info. There must be something unique to my
> F500 if the battery box is suppose to be on the firewall. My truck has
> the battery box in the floor on the passenger side under an access panel.
> I have also seen a 1964 F350 with the battery in the floor. It must be
> unique to larger trucks in the series. I have a picture of the engine bay
> on my web site (http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.att.net/~JCPurut) and what takes up the
> passenger firewall space is a remote power brake booster. The way the
> power booster is mounted makes me think that it is an aftermarket add on.
> I do not think the battery was moved just to make room for the booster.
>
> Also Don Grossman? Was it you who had a F100 cab you were trying to get
> rid of? Let me know If you still have it.
>

It went to recycle city :( sorry. I mentioned in an earlier post that
didn't seem to get posted that the 4x's and heavy duty trucks still has the
battery under the passenger side.

Does the F500 have air brakes by chance? There was an old F800(?) (Duel
axles, 18' dump bed) that had air brakes. If I remember right there was a
regular master cylinder that went to what looked like a brake booster on the
pasengerside firewall, and activated the air brakes. I didn't take that
close of a look at it but if I get close to it again I will snap some
pictures of it. Last I heard it was used as a retaining wall for a hillside
:(

The brake system on the larger trucks are different than on the LD trucks.

> Jon E. Purut
> Pickup65 juno.com
> JCPurut worldnet.att.net
> Visit my site http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.att.net/~JCPurut
>
> 1964 F500 (designing a flat bed for it)
> 1965 F100 SWB Daily Driver
> 1965 F100
> 1977 F150
> 1970 Mustang Fastback
> 1993 Escort Wagon (wife's car)
>

- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacific.net/~duckdon/dons.shtml

63 F-100 4x4 with 3/4 ton running gear and most of the trimmings.

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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 22:14:37 -0500
From: ballingr ldd.net (WILLIAM L BALLINGER)
Subject: re:dreaming/b...sing/460's

> I don't care what a person likes, does or spends on their truck.
>Personally I like the '57 F100 and wish I had one. If I had one that
>needed a cab and frame I wouldn't think I had one and I wouldn't
>consider putting a $2500 blower in what I had.

How many vehicles have you ridden in that had the trick of week
high-performance whiz bang stuff on it, with a $1000 stereo in it, that you
can't shut the doors on? And the owner says " I been havin' a little
trouble with the brakes lately..." Give me a break!! What kind of joy can
you get out of driving a rattling piece of crap with an engine straight off
of Hot Rod TV? Of course, a person with a well maintained and properly built
vehicle and no more money in it than whiz-bang Charlie has in his engine
alone, and a hundred less theoretical horsepower will blow his doors off
because whiz-bang Charlie doesn't know or doesn't care about something as
unglorious as tuning or traction.
I remember when mid-size big-block cars were still used cars, not classics.
The A-body GM (cover your eyes Stu) for instance, factory four-link coil
sprung cars. To get traction what did people do? Come on guys, remenber?....
leisure suits, platform shoes...and...jacked up cars with M/T 50's sticking
out of the wheelwells. This was 180 degrees from what would hook this
paticular car up. If you challenged the same kind of car, that was nearly
dragging the rear bumper and had a drooling rat up front, you were about
experience what I like to call an automotive snuggie.
It doesn't concern me alot what you do to your truck, or what kind of truck
you like, it's not any of my business. I wish you well in your pursuit of
what floats your boat. There's nothing wrong with dreaming, but please don't
lecture, or get mad at anyone who thrashes on this old stuff about
perspective when they question your priorities, which if you admitted it,
aren't entirely worked out. We love our trucks and cars enough to preserve
them for our kids and grandkids, or keep them in the traces like any good
sled dog wants to be, or if they're beyond that,... help them slip softly
into the night....so that another one can run on.....


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