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fordtrucks61-79-digest Monday, February 2 1998 Volume 02 : Number 063



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In this issue:

Re: tall rear gear ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
RE: 460 in a 56 F-100 [jniolon uss.com]
Magazines & Custom [Jeffrey.Carver Aerojet.com (CARVER, JEFFREY D)]
Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!! [Brian ]
Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc. [Gardner ]
Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!! [danadeb pacbell.net]
RE: Truckin rags ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
RE: Truckin rags ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Ignition Question ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: F350 4x4's ["Bill Beyer" ]
TIB LIVES ON [John Strauss ]
Re: Rear springs [John Pajak ]
Re: Flywheel problem ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!! [Brian ]
Various [am14 chrysler.com]
Advance [am14 chrysler.com]
Toppers, Shells, Cap's [Keith Srb ]
Re: tall rear gear ["Bill Beyer" ]
Advance [am14 chrysler.com]
RE: Intierior Trim Restoration, kind of... ["Hogan, Tom"
Twin I beam [am14 chrysler.com]
Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!! [Don Grossman ]
Re: Dura-spark ????? ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Ramblings [John Pajak ]
'68 390 2v to a 4v [tfmf211 murphyfarms.com]
FW: Headers and a C-6? [tfmf211 murphyfarms.com]
Re: Front end alignment [Jim Craig ]
Dual Point Ignitions [Keith Srb ]
Re: Front end alignment [John Pajak ]
Re: '68 390 2v to a 4v [SuperMagot aol.com]
Re: Intierior Trim Restoration, kind of... [Floyd Terrell

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 07:36:30 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: tall rear gear

> From: bradyiii shore.intercom.net
> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 19:17:52 +0000
> Subject: tall rear gear

> I found a 2.75 in the junkyard for $100. I figure for a little more
> I can get new gears without having to roll around in the mud of a
> junkyard. The problem is that all the ring and pinions I see are
> 3.5 and above. Know of any sources for a 2.75 rear?

3.00 is the tallest "standard" anyone has now for the 9" due to lack
of interest in the after market I'm sure. Many companies will make
special order gears for a very unreasonable price if it's really that
important to you. I'm running 2.75's in my PU with wide ratio C-6
and small stock tires. What exactly are you trying to do?

Vehicle weight, type?
engine?
tranny?
Tires?
Usage?

Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 06:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: RE: 460 in a 56 F-100


Gil (and others)

You can put a 460 in a 56 with a little work.. I'm putting one in a
53 and the frames and cab location are the same. Depending on your
front suspension changes you might have to offset it some and build
some motor mounts, but that's no biggie.

I've seen really nice setups in 53's 54's and 56's... Come to Pigeon
Forge this May and you'll see several...One in particular is Ed
Thomas' beautiful red F-100 I think there is an article in Classic
Truck this month on his.

If I can help you any, email me off line at jniolon uss.com

good luck

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 05:21:27 -0800
From: Jeffrey.Carver Aerojet.com (CARVER, JEFFREY D)
Subject: Magazines & Custom

Last week were some questions about various
customizing projects along with some grumblings
about the lack of availability of magazines.

I dropped by Sacramento Vintage Ford on the
way home Friday (first time to visit them).

Not only did they have a real large showroom
full of nice goodies, they have MANY recent
magazines for custom, street, stock, etc. along
with a lot of books on the subjects.

Give them a call, tell them what custom project you
are thinking about, they can probably find a mag
or a book with what you need.

The can be reached at:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.vintage-ford.com/
Phone 916-489-3444

I bought a single pair of door seals, and a plastic
thingy that goes between the horn ring and hub.

OOTD I'll get the seals installed.

- - Jeff '64 F100 CrewCab

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 07:36:31 -0500
From: Brian
Subject: Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

No...I have no books for the '64. I do have some things that go back to
'69 though. The charging systems should still be pretty close though ??
Well its still not going anywhere soon as I now need to find a drive
shaft and have it cut and balanced to fit. The nut who owned the truck
before thought the best way to repair the u-joint was to put in one that
was to small for the yokes...then tack weld the caps to the yokes !!
Quite brilliant don't ya think

Brian

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 08:47:24 -0500
From: Gardner
Subject: Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc.

Tyler Abbott wrote:
>
> Sure the Dodge hp/torque numbers look good, but FORDs V-10 is a lot smaller.
> If you're to compare hp/displacement in. or torque/displacement, you get
> some good looking numbers: FORD Dodge
> 265hp/415ci 300hp/488ci
> .64 hp per ci .61 hp per ci
>
> 410ft/415ci 450ft/488ci
> .99 ft per ci .92 ft per ci
> Not too shabby the way I look at it.
> -Tyler-
>
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Thats a whole different story...There are plenty of smaller displacement
engines like ferrari F50 V-12 but it pumps out 512 hp

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 07:12:36 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

Brian wrote:
>
> No...I have no books for the '64. I do have some things that go back to
> '69 though. The charging systems should still be pretty close though ??
>


If I can find it a friend of mine drew a schematic of the under hood electrical
system. I can scan it and e-mail it to you if you would like!



> Well its still not going anywhere soon as I now need to find a drive
> shaft and have it cut and balanced to fit. The nut who owned the truck
> before thought the best way to repair the u-joint was to put in one that
> was to small for the yokes...then tack weld the caps to the yokes !!
> Quite brilliant don't ya think



That's a first for me!!!

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 10:43:10 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: RE: Truckin rags

> From: "Gillespie, John D."
> Subject: RE: suicide doors
> Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 12:56:47 -0500

> Gary, I agree with you and living down here in San Diego, never get
> to see the GOOD magazines. So Please Deacon let us uninformed know
> the address/url to s*bscribe.

I looked this weekend and found "Dodge Truckin" which was one big
rag, must be a large following, and plain "Truckin" but no "Ford
Truckin". At least I wasn't insulted again by "Ch**y Truckin" which
apparently doesn't exist or "5.0 Truckin" or "Mustang Truckin"
or........ :-)

I guess the rags figure the 4x4 rags cover it well enough. I
happened to luck onto one that had mostly ford articles in it, the
Jan 4x4 Power, with a good layout on engine specs and building tips.
I never realized that the 460 is balanced through the front seal
sleeve from 78 on?? I think they must have made a boo boo on that
one. 78 on, yes but sleeve? NO! Damper maybe, but the sleeve is
too small in diameter and mass to have much affect on balance??
Normal procedure would be flex plate/flywheel and front damper to
externally ballance. Previous to 78 they were "Neutral" or
internally ballanced so flywheels and dampers won't interchange
between post 78's and pre's.

Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 07:51:03 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: RE: Truckin rags

> From: "Gillespie, John D."
> Subject: RE: suicide doors
> Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 12:56:47 -0500

> Gary, I agree with you and living down here in San Diego, never get
> to see the GOOD magazines. So Please Deacon let us uninformed know
> the address/url to s*bscribe.

I looked this weekend and found "Dodge Truckin" which was one big
rag, must be a large following, and plain "Truckin" but no "Ford
Truckin". At least I wasn't insulted again by "Ch**y Truckin" which
apparently doesn't exist or "5.0 Truckin" or "Mustang Truckin"
or........ :-)

I guess the rags figure the 4x4 rags cover it well enough. I
happened to luck onto one that had mostly ford articles in it, the
Jan 4x4 Power, with a good layout on engine specs and building tips.
I never realized that the 460 is balanced through the front seal
sleeve from 78 on?? I think they must have made a boo boo on that
one. 78 on, yes but sleeve? NO! Damper maybe, but the sleeve is
too small in diameter and mass to have much affect on balance??

Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 10:43:10 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Ignition Question

> From: bradyiii shore.intercom.net
> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 19:17:52 +0000
> Subject: Ignition Question

> Good thinking, I checked it today and it was about 33 degrees! I
> knocked it down to 10 and I didn't notice the usual hot start
> problem. Why would the truck start normally cold but struggle when
> warm even though it was advanced too far? Thanks.

Technically you'd think since the mixture is richer when cold it
would complain ever more but the mixture is richer because most of it
doesn't get mixed and the combustion chamber is cold so ignition is
slowed somewhat. Still, 33 degrees seems like enough to cause some
kicking?

Sounds like the vac isn't working consistantly and the timing may
have been set with the vac stuck in an intermediate position. This
happened to me and I didn't think to check it's operation at the time
so set mine wrong too. You guys with timing problems should check
the vac linkage and diaphram condition (make sure it works freely)
before addressing any other aspects so you are working with a known
condition which doesn't change on you to cause all manner of grief
:-)

When you suddenly start getting spark knock when it wasn't there
before the vac should be the first thing that comes to mind IMHO :-)

I sprayed oil (wd40) and moved the plate by hand till it was working
freely. The plate on mine really needs to be replaced by a little
oil and elbow grease keeps it working for now.

Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 07:42:11 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: F350 4x4's

- ----------
> From: Kurt Albershardt
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: F350 4x4's
> Date: Thursday, January 29, 1998 10:10 AM
>
> This is the famous "reverse cut" D60. Got any you'd like to sell?

Actually I "misspoke" a little. The term is "reverse rotation" The pinion &
ring gear are cut opposite of a standard diff.

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 09:45:16 -0600
From: John Strauss
Subject: TIB LIVES ON

Thank you Ford for not TOTALLY losing you mind and doing away with
Twin-I-Beam altogether. I have always maintained this was the more rugged
setup and set Ford trucks apart as putting toughness first. Apparantly
Ford agrees to some extent as the new 1999 F-250/F-350 2WD trucks will be
equipped with TIB front suspension. If the time comes that I must have a
new truck, it's nice to know I still have FORD to run to without having to
swallow my pride and take a double A-arm (read CHEVY) setup. Thanks, Ford,
for keeping something that makes a Ford truck a FORD truck.


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

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 07:56:26 -0800 (PST)
From: John Pajak
Subject: Re: Rear springs

Jphn, why don't you just get the springs from a 3/4 (F250) and install
in your F100 rather than the F150 springs. They will bolt in from most
any year below the '78. (I think '78 is when they went to the wider
spring.)
Azie

Thank Azie, I'll try that! More good info from the list!


John Pajak
_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 11:07:02 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Flywheel problem

> From: Schottsweb webtv.net (George Schott)
> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 17:22:27 -0500
> Subject: Flywheel problem

> got from the junk yard C6AE-6680-C now from what I've learned here
> on this list that # tells me it came from a 1966 right? The motor is
> a 71 so I bolt the flywheel onto the crankshaft then tap in the

I found that the 335 series has two bolt patterns due to the swap
from M to W at some point and the difference is 1/2". Since the 302
is a small block it may share the crank boss and bolt pattern of the
351 in which case there may be some ambiguity at the junk yard
level?? The 289 may have a differnt clutch pattern as well since it
inherited the "Y" block components at some point probably.

Ask them to look at the 351M pressure plate just for kicks. If it
fits your flywheel you may have a hybrid, mid season, grab what we
got flywheel?? Make sure it was not made for the 335 series since
thay are all externally balanced and won't work on the 302. Course
the part no/date may exclude that possibility, not sure.....

Just some thoughts, I'm not a small block person so none of this may
apply...........:-)


Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 10:19:23 -0500
From: Brian
Subject: Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

danadeb pacbell.net wrote:
>
> Brian wrote:
> >
> > No...I have no books for the '64. I do have some things that go back to
> > '69 though. The charging systems should still be pretty close though ??
> >
>
> If I can find it a friend of mine drew a schematic of the under hood electrical
> system. I can scan it and e-mail it to you if you would like!
>
> That would be great, I could use it to identify a few wires that come out of the fire wall and go no where. Also I don't seem to have any brake lights right now....And I'm sure the headlight switch is junk since when I tried to pull it out....just the knob came off !!

Thanks....Brian

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 11:35:56 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Various

Mike in seattle (and its probably raining there) asked: have a F-100
72' it has a 302 with a 3 speed on the column.. anyway I want to put a
4 barrel on it for more umphhh. Will a Elderbrock 600 Carb and Manifold
be too much for this engine? That's 1

Next what about a 4 speed, should I hit the yards or look in the paper
or
check with a trans shop ? Also what trans would you recommend I put in
it?


600 CFM is not too much for a stock 302. Do you want a "Granny low" 4
speed or a close ratio 4 speed???? Either way, I would hit the
"boneyards". going to a tranny shop takes all the fun out, and
probably too expensive. The "classifieds" aren't bad, but I find them
to be more misleading and/or not as knowledgable about their parts as
the yards. (have you considered the 5 speed that comes in the mid '80's
and later Mustangs??????? They aren't tough enough for Large CID, but
I would think for a 302 in a truck, it would be OK.)

Azie

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 11:51:19 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Advance

Jim writes:>>I have a '71 F100 with a 360FE and points ignition. I
recently replaced the battery and starter. The truck starts fine when
cold but when warmed up it seems to struggle like it is having a hard
time turning over.

I should have added in my previous post one other symptom I've had in
relation to had to start once vehicle has reached operating temp.. I
bought a rebuilt starter several years ago and installed on a '61
Galaxie. It would crank just fine cold - would not turn over when
hot. I tried everything else, then yanked the starter out and took it
back to the parts house and swapped it for another rebuilt starter.
This one cured the problem. (I had a hard time convincing the parts
house operator to give me another starter, but he did finally.)
Apparently one of the fields in the housing was bad and it would start
on just one field when cold and compression was lower, but wouldn't
even turn over when up to temp. Anyway it cured the problem.

Azie

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 10:11:53 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Toppers, Shells, Cap's

Hi all,


I need to find a Topper for my 74 F250. I need one that I can hang curtains in, because I am going to use this Truck to pull my boat to the lake and I am going to sleep inside the topper, as well as change clothes, etc. Do any of you guys that have Toppers now have any suggestions, comments, thing to look for etc.?


Thanks!



Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.netvalue.net/herbie

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: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 07:11:54 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: tall rear gear

- ----------
> I found a 2.75 in the junkyard for $100. I figure for a little more
> I can get new gears without having to roll around in the mud of a
> junkyard. The problem is that all the ring and pinions I see are 3.5
> and above. Know of any sources for a 2.75 rear?

Reider Racing (800 357-1330) lists a 3.00 for your application.

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 11:48:16 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Advance

Jim writes:>>I have a '71 F100 with a 360FE and points ignition. I
recently replaced the battery and starter. The truck starts fine when
cold but when warmed up it seems to struggle like it is having a hard
time turning over.

A sure fire symptom of too much advance in the Distributor initial
setting. Need to retard dist approx 4/6 deg and vehicle will start
better. (My experience)

Azie

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 08:36:32 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: Intierior Trim Restoration, kind of...

John,
Define "in good condition" :0). If you mean has no cracks on it good
luck. The design that Ford used for steering wheels before about '77
all cracked. I seriously doubt you will be able to find one that is in
perfect condition. The design problem is that the 73-76 wheels were one
piece -- steel covered with an epoxy or polymer of some kind. When the
wheel got hot the steel expanded faster than the plastic and cracked it.
If you look at 77-79 they changed the design and those will not fit a
73-76. The change included a separate plastic piece that covered the
center section allowing the wheel to expand.

Having said that I do have two wheels here. I just retrofitted a
factory cruise control to my truck and have 1 cruise compatible wheel
and one standard wheel. I have a horn instert for the standard wheel
and no instert for the cruise wheel. If interested drop me a line.

Also I did see a steering wheel repair kit at one of the online
restoration parts houses. Kanter auto products at www.kanter.com. I
have no idea what is in the kit.

Good luck. I am at about the same state in my truck. Trying to save
enough money to get the seats redone but I keep spending it on other
projects. (The cruise control for example.)


Tom H
San Francisco, California
76 F-150 SuperCab 390FE
96 Windstar 200 hp 3.8L (Wife's Hot Rod)

________________________________________________________________
Steering wheels.... anyone have a good line on steering wheels? or have
an
extra that is in good condition? please let me know. This is not a resto
but I
like everything to be what it is suppose to be and to work as it should.
Somebody at some point in this trucks life really abused the wheel and
it
shows.

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 12:30:25 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Twin I beam

Jim Writes (and its probably still raining in seattle) : >>Does the
65-66 use the twin I beam do they still have the beam axle?
Jim


'65 was the 1st year for the now defunct Twin I beam.

Azie

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 09:47:02 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

Brian wrote:

> > That would be great, I could use it to identify a few wires that come out of the fire wall and go no where. Also I don't seem to have any brake lights right now....And I'm sure the headlight switch is junk since when I tried to pull it out....just the knob came off !!
>
> Thanks....Brian

Anyway part of the wires that you are missing do go to the pressure
switch for the brake lights. I just installed a peddle switch and a
nice little relay for the brake lights.
- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net


63 Ford F-100 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44, power
steering, power brakes, and now ON BOARD AIR!

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 13:17:34 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Dura-spark ?????

> From: "Deacon"
> Subject: Re: Dura-spark ?????
> Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 18:43:36 -0800

> >Help!! Help !! Help !! I want to hear this thing run !! I've
> >spent about $3000.00 on this engine and I need to hear the noise !!
>
> I just have one suggestion. Leave the white wire disconnected until
> you have it running good. You can hook it up later if you want to.
> Every time you crank it over the module will retard your timing and
> when you let go of the key, timing returns to normal. Without having
> everything adjusted yet this auto retard will drive you nuts. I've
> read that some people never got their engines to run with the white
> wire hooked up.

Ok, I've talked till I'm outa breath but this "auto retard" thing is
news to me?? AFAIK the dura spark II does not retard anything?? If
you run the red wire to the start pin or the run pin, it either won't
fire or won't continue to run depending on which pin you hook to and
since the ACC pin is disconnected on start that probably won't work
either. If you really want it to start AND run then you need to run
a wire from the start pin and the run pin to the red module wire but
then the starter won't shut off.............hmmmmmmmmm.......It's
real easy, just hook the white wire to the start pin and the red wire
to the run pin and forget the votage thing for the moment and see if
it starts......??

There are several types of harness out there but the one I like and
am most familiar with has the green and red coil wires connected so
all you have to do is plug them in to the plugs in the system, hook
up the red and white input wires and it's done?? The schematics can
get you confused since they don't show all the connections the way
they look on the truck......:-( The red coil wire is still a
question mark so I'll have to look it up, maybe tonight if I can
remember to do it :-)



Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 10:29:48 -0800 (PST)
From: John Pajak
Subject: Re: Ramblings

- ---Deacon wrote:
Are you kidding me? I put 1700lbs in my '73 F100 and not only did it
sit on the snubbers it bent my rim. Granted my springs were bad but
4000lbs is a lot of weight. God my trucks a wuss. I'm going out and
slap it! :)

>> I know for sure I had 3300 lbs of blue chip in there according to
the scale at the gravel plant....The truck empty with me (200)in it is
4400 lbs. It read 7700 lbs that day! Another time I got gravel and
there was no scale so I let the guy fill the truck till it sat on the
snubbers. Both times I drove about 10 miles home (slowly)....the
30x9.50x15s didn't pop and nothing broke (yet) :) The 3300 load was
with the original springs.....the "new" 77 F150 springs in there now
are much stiffer than the originals...so that second load must have
been more to compress those springs.....Right now there's 50 sheets of
1/2" plywood in the back...probably 1500-1700 lbs...and it's ALMOST on
the snubbers (again)!

===
John Pajak JSPajak rocketmail.com
Lexington Park, Maryland http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.tripod.com/~JSPajak

75 F100 (overworked!)




_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 13:30:56 +0000
From: tfmf211 murphyfarms.com
Subject: '68 390 2v to a 4v

I would like to change my current 2v manifold to a 4v manifold on my 390.=20
Sounds easy to me, pull the distributor, disconnect the carb linkage unbol=
t=20
the old manifold, install the new, install carb, linkage, distrubutor and=20
tune. Is it just that easy or am I missing something? (Like I usually do=20
:-)) On the linkage there is a piece which the guys at Ford call a Trottle=
=20
Swivel Assy., it mounts to the rear of the manifold on the drivers side=20
and controls the linkage from the pedal going to the carb. Mine twist badl=
y=20
and needs to be replaced, is this the true name of this part? Does any one=
=20
have one they are willing to sell? I lose over half of my throttle due to=20
the twist of this piece.


Any and all help/info will be appreciated.

-Ted

68 F100 390
70 Torino GT 351C
87 Ranger
94 Mustang
92 Sentra (Wife's Car)

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 13:35:13 +0000
From: tfmf211 murphyfarms.com
Subject: FW: Headers and a C-6?

Gentlemen,

I'm impressed with the knowledge base located here, it's wonderful. So her=
e=20
are a couple of questions I have for you:

1. I have a '68 F100 with a 390 2v. The headers are shot. Major holes! =20=
I=20
think I can get these out with out doing any problem, but when I say things=
=20
like that I generally get clobbered. So any thoughts about how hard it is=20
to change out headers, with out removing heads and such?

2. Some one earlier said something about you can tell if you have a C-6 if=
=20
it has an integral bell housing and the pan has an "L" shape to it? Is thi=
s=20
true? I would like to change the shift points of my tranny. Is this=20
accomplished with a torque converter? It shifts smooth, but shifts very=20
quick and at a low RPM range.

Any and all help/info will be appreciated.

-Ted

68 F100 390
70 Torino GT 351C
87 Ranger
94 Mustang
92 Sentra (Wife's Car)

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 14:03:52 -0600
From: Jim Craig
Subject: Re: Front end alignment

Thomas,
On a 2WD Ford, the only steering adjustment is toe. Caster and
camber are designed into the I beams themselves. If they are seriously out
of wack, then a frame shop will have to torch them and bend them back into
spec. I had the exact same problem, and my solution was to add new springs
and replace the kingpins and bushings. To this day, it is not completely
cured, but after taking a very used '79 F150 for a test drive, My truck was
about the safest place I could think to be.


Jimbo
77 Supercab

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 12:13:33 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Dual Point Ignitions

Would somebody explain to me what a dual point ignition is, I am assuming they use two sets of point instead of just one.


Why would someone use a dual point ignition? No I am not planning on using one, Yes i am going to upgrade my trucks to electronic ignition, I am just curious about dual point ignition.


Thanks.




Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.netvalue.net/herbie

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: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 11:16:21 -0800 (PST)
From: John Pajak
Subject: Re: Front end alignment

- ---Thomas Hogan wrote:
It's that time for my truck. The tires are wearing unevenly (inside of
driver's and outside of passenger's) and it is a little squirrely on the
highway sometimes. The shops I talk to worry me. It seems none of them
have the same story. One shop I talked to said something about bending
the I beams!! Is this the normal procedure. I don't really want anyone
bending ANYTHING on my truck! Another shop said something about 'offset
camber bolts'? Had no idea what he was talking about. Help.

>>Don't worry....bending is the correct way to set the alignment...The
alignment shop did mine this way....they even gave me before and after
computer readouts of the camber settings :)

John Pajak
75 F100 2WD

_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 14:12:32 EST
From: SuperMagot....


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