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fordtrucks61-79-digest Tuesday, February 3 1998 Volume 02 : Number 065



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In this issue:

Re: Front end alignment [sdelanty sonic.net]
Announcement of " The El Ranchero " ["Admiral J.R.E. Mc Kenzie"
Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc. [SuperMagot aol.com]
Re: Carb Size? [GMPACHECO aol.com]
ok here's a question] [KEVIN ]
Re: Announcement of " The El Ranchero " [FoMoCoNUT2 aol.com]
ADMIN: 1997+ list is up [Ken Payne ]
Re: Ford Truckin [Ken Payne ]
Re: Carb Size? ["Bill Beyer" ]
Re: Dual Point Ignitions ["Bill Beyer" ]
Emissions... was Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc. ["Bill Beyer"
RE: Intierior Trim Restoration, kind of... ["Admiral J.R.E. Mc Kenzie"
Re: Ignition Question [danadeb pacbell.net]
390 dist O ring [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: Dura-spark ????? [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: '68 390 2v to a 4v [marko helix.net (marko maryniak)]
Re: FE Manifolds and Carbs [BDIJXS aol.com]
Control Knobs ["Jeff and Sheri Thomas" ]
Re: Dura-spark ????? [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: Front end alignment [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!! [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: Advance [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: '68 390 2v to a 4v [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: Front end alignment [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: '68 390 2v to a 4v [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: Oil Pan for 300-I6 [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: Dual Point Ignitions [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: Headers and a C-6? [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: Carb Size? [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: Dual Point Ignitions [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: 390 dist O ring [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: Various [GMPACHECO aol.com]
Re: Ignition Question [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: Control Knobs [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: Control Knobs [Shelektric aol.com]
Re: Carb Size? [GMPACHECO aol.com]
Re: 390 dist O ring [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: FE Manifolds and Carbs [GMPACHECO aol.com]
Re: ok here's a question] [Doug Neely ]
Re: ok here's a question] [Doug Neely ]
Body Bushings [Jim Craig ]

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 15:14:02 -0800
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: Front end alignment

>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.

Yes, bending the I-beams is one way of setting the camber.
However, lot's of things can cause the camber to be wrong, including
front springs and kingpin bushings.

My '71 F100 ate the inside edges of tires like candy when I got it and
You could see visually that the camber was way off!
Several people suggested bending the I-beams to fix it.
Once I'd replaced the kingpins and rubber suspension bushings and replaced
the shot front springs so the truck sat at the correct height my problems
went away. I definately would *not* have the I-beams bent until I was sure
everything else is in good order. Unless the beams have somehow become
bent or damaged already, having them bent to correct camber is only masking
other problems which when fixed will cause camber to be all wrong again.

Happy motoring,

Steve

"Laws do not persuade merely because they threaten."
-- Seneca, AD 65

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 17:33:28 -0800
From: "Admiral J.R.E. Mc Kenzie"
Subject: Announcement of " The El Ranchero "

Greetings fellow ford members!

My goal is to complete " The El Ranchero " ( a 1975 GT - 500 ), as
you may have guessed a Ford Ranchero!

I have well over ( 32 ) Thirty Two years of experence with "
Henry's " product's so if by chance you've got questons which I can answer (
and help locate answers for those I can't ), drop me a line and we'll
discuss the price of distributors in Detroit, and perhaps why Washington's
wheels go around only in circles? Or perhaps why the parking lots are so
small at Doughnut World?

Anyhow you're welcome to contact me regarding this matters ( which
personal automotive subjects by far out way current household issues ), at
your convince.

You might wonder why the name " Fugitive " and I'll clear the air
for those who seek an mere satisfaction for your interest! Beverly ( Low
Rider as I call Her becuase of her Height , or the lack of 4' 2" tall ),
is upset with my passion for cars trucks, and not her... I'm well known to
her as an Ford Fugitive! Please reach your own conclusion on this matter.


Regards & Fordly Yours


Admiral J.R.E. ( John ) Mc Kenzie

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 20:44:03 EST
From: SuperMagot aol.com
Subject: Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc.

In a message dated 98-02-02 18:01:33 EST, you write:


breathing efficiency of an engine, and that makes a big difference.

sleddog >>

Agreed, but what emissions are left nowadays? With EFI the smog pump has gone
away, Cats aren't that restrictive....

- -Mike

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 20:52:35 EST
From: GMPACHECO aol.com
Subject: Re: Carb Size?

I went out and bot the manifold and carb....the parts man assured me a 600 cfm
was perfect.... actually my engine is a 302 bored out .30 over, does that make
it ok??
Boy I sure hope it works.. cost about a weeks pay with all the extras....

Mike in Seattle

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 19:48:43 -0600
From: KEVIN
Subject: ok here's a question]

Ok, i have a '74 390engine i've rebuilt the engine and have run into a
few questions.1 my pushrods don't turn when a valve is opened,they
should spin alittle right?2 i put a 282 292 melling cam into the motor
and i think it 492? and 512 lift whaat will this thing run like using
stock rear end and an auto trans?3 also i am wanting to go with a
holley
4160 carb 750 vac secondaries is this enough of to much?
ok now that your bored any answers are greatly apprecitaed
thanks kevin

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 20:43:11 EST
From: FoMoCoNUT2 aol.com
Subject: Re: Announcement of " The El Ranchero "

Welcome aboard Admiral..

From a Soldier of the Sea...

John L. Miller

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 21:31:34 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: 1997+ list is up

1997+ F150/1998+ F250 list is up and running. S*bscribe form is
on the web site, if you want off of the list you're currently on
there is also an uns*bscribe form on the web site.

Enjoy and let me know if you have any problems (kpayne mindspring.com).

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 22:00:38 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Ford Truckin

> Their URL is http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mcmullenargus.com/default.asp I just looked and
>Ford Truckin' is no longer on their list of publications. It may be on it's
>way out from the looks of it.
> There is an email address for the Webmaster webmaster mcmullenargus.com
>that may be able to answer questions. If anyone is able to get any more
>information on Ford Truckin' please post it. If a lot of us ask for it maybe
>they will start subscriptions again.
>Later!
>
>
>Deacon Blues deconblu gte.net
>================================================
>Visit The Deacon Blues Homepage
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home1.gte.net/deconblu/
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.dragonfire.net/~site/tbirdknights/

Who knows, maybe these lists drove the final nail in the coffin?

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 18:52:22 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: Carb Size?

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> From: tfmf211 murphyfarms.com
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Carb Size?
> Date: Monday, February 02, 1998 6:44 AM
> I understand the 302 cu. in. and the 6000 Max RPM, but what is VE/3456?
>
> -Ted

VE = Volumetric Efficiency

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 19:10:36 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: Dual Point Ignitions

Harkening back to my autoshop days, my shop teacher explained to me the
reasons for dual point distributors was twofold: 1. It helped to minimize
the detrimental effects of "point bounce" at high RPMs and 2. It provided
more "tunability" in the ignition system by allowing more adjustment of the
duration than is possible with a single point system.

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> From: Keith Srb
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Dual Point Ignitions
> Date: Monday, February 02, 1998 11:13 AM
>
> 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.

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 19:14:42 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Emissions... was Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc.

Yes but remember tuning an engine for reduced emissions is not the same as
tuning an engine for performance. Todays computer controlled engines are at
best a compromise on performance which is heavily weighted towards
emissions/fuel economy.

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> From: SuperMagot aol.com
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc.
> Date: Monday, February 02, 1998 5:44 PM
> Agreed, but what emissions are left nowadays? With EFI the smog pump has
gone
> away, Cats aren't that restrictive....
>
> -Mike

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 17:14:44 -0800
From: "Admiral J.R.E. Mc Kenzie"
Subject: RE: Intierior Trim Restoration, kind of...

At 08:36 AM 2/2/98 -0800, you wrote:
>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.
>
>
>+-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1961 thru 1979 --------------+
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>| List removal information is on the web site. |
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>
>Dear Tom:

I'm working on your problem presently and with good insight to
resolving your " Steering Wheel Crisis " pehaps I may be able o " Steer you
in the right direction" ( I hope you'll like that pun)?!

E mail me with the specific interior trim level and correct interior
code ( color ) and I'll set out to assist you.

I'll await the correct information, and mean while back at the " El
Ranchero " ( my car ) I'll slug away at Her restoration!


Admiral J.R.E. ( John ) Mc Kenzie RET.

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 18:17:46 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: Ignition Question

I have a hot start problem with my 460. It does not happen every time, just
enough to be scary. My best guess is that when the starter is cold it takes less
amps to turn over the eng. Once the starter gets hot I would guess it takes more
then the battery is capable of. Shielding the starter might help my problem
since my initial is between 8-12 deg right now.


Dana

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 18:36:19 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: 390 dist O ring

OK 390 gooroos ( sp? )


A friend of mine replaced the "O" ring on the dist on his 390. the old "O" ring
and the new "O" ring have a lip on the outer edge ( they are not round ) If he
installs the "O" ring one way the lip will point into the engine if he installs
it the other it will point out of the engine.
The old one was so bad that he could not tell nor did he think to look for it
before removing it.


Which is the correct way?

Dana

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 18:46:34 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: Dura-spark ?????

Deacon wrote:

> He's right about the rest of the hook-up! So there Dana (I stick out
> tongue and make disgusting noises at you)! :)
>


Then how come Brian hooked up every wire like I suggested and it works
correctly?


tongue and make disgusting noises back at you! ;)


That does it I am going to the wrecking yard Saturday $5.00 is not too much to
prove my case!!!!!!!


dana

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 17:25:57 -0800
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: '68 390 2v to a 4v

>
>

Ted,

My last post wasn't intended to scare you, just to let you know to be
careful with the rocker shafts, and to watch those back muscles, and how to
properly seal the front & back.

The project itself is quite worthwhile, you will get a whole mess more power
out of the motor. But, what kind of carburetor do you intend on running?


marko

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 22:27:04 EST
From: BDIJXS aol.com
Subject: Re: FE Manifolds and Carbs

Hi Guys,

Just a little note from somebody who has been down the road with the 390
manifold swap....I ended up with the Edelbrock Performer (dual plane) and the
Edelbrock 600 carb....I ran two types of Holleys for a long time, a 650
spreadbore and then a 600 vacuum secondaries.... I never could (neither could
several mechanics) get the things dialed in correctly throughout the power
range. The Edelbrock carb solved ALL of these problems....It pulls clean
everywhere, especially that dreaded midrange where the Holley vaccuum
secondaries would never come on line at the right time. A 780 Holley sounds
too big...Everyone I talked to recommended a 600 CFM. The Edelbrock has the
secondary petals opening manually, and then a counter-balanced air valve
allows in as much air as is required....a much slicker system it looks (and
runs) like...One last plug for the Edelbrock, there are no gaskets below the
fuel line (= no possibility for leaks) and the fuel metering rods are very
easy to change. Main jets require a little more work (remove the top of the
carb), but you should be able to dial in pretty close with the metering rods
(you'll need to buy the little kit from Edelbrock for a selection of rods and
jets).

Be sure if you go with the Edelbrock manifold to remove the stock alignment
pin located in the top of the block (vice grips can be used to pull it out).
If you forget to do this and try to tighten the new manifold down, you will
probably ruin it....this is noted in the directions with the manifold
also...it just looks like it could be easy to forget. Also, the advise of
chucking the cork gaskets on the front and back is definitely good, just use a
bunch of that ol' blue silicone.

Finish off the installation with a good K&N air filter...I went with the 14" x
4" size. Its expensive at first, but you shouldn't have to ever buy another
air filter. You might want to pick a book by Vizard named "Building
Horsepower, Volume 2". He experimentally demonstrates the huge advantage of
the K&N stuff....

Thats all I can think of for now....you won't be sorry you went this way...

Colorado Jeff

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 23:21:05 -0500
From: "Jeff and Sheri Thomas"
Subject: Control Knobs

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 18:47:23 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: Dura-spark ?????

sdelanty sonic.net wrote:
>
> Deacon writes:
>
> >> 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.
>
> Gary replies:
>
> >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??
>
>
> Steve says:
>
> C'mon Gary... That's what the white wire does!
> The red wire is the power for the D-spark box and needs to be connected
> to a source of 12v that is hot when the key is in the "run" and "crank"
> positions.
> Applying 12v to the white wire retards the timing (I read somewhere it
> was typically 6-8 degrees)
> That's why the white wire is 'sposed to be connected to a source that's
> only hot during cranking. (typically at the start relay) It retards timing
> during cranking to make the starter motor's job easier.
> You can leave the white wire disconnected if You choose, which eliminates
> tha crank/retard feature.
> Duraspark 2 has always had this feature...
>
> Happy motoring,
>
> Steve
>


THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Dana

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 00:36:12 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: Front end alignment

the only real way to line up a ford is to bend the eyebeam
this is only a small bend that is not even noticeable when done.
this requires a specall tool to bend DO NOT LET SOMEONE BEND WITH HEAT ON THE
FRONT END!!!!! the heat will take the strength out of the frontend.
only let a trained professional do the job!!!

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 00:48:11 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

I found the brake light wires brake where they come through the firewall. But
check the brake light switch on the pedal first!!

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 00:51:29 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: Advance

The starter could be the problem, but make sure the ground cable is perfect.
cause if it's oil soaked or breaking apart it will not let it crank good when
it's hot!!!

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 00:58:48 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: '68 390 2v to a 4v

Make a rod to go from your pedal to your carb. all that other garbage isn't
realaly needed!! Make sure one end is adjustable.

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:00:40 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: Front end alignment

They make a portapower press to make front end alignments easier on twin I
beam and straight I beam trucks. Heat should not be used on vital front end
parts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 22:15:30 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: '68 390 2v to a 4v

Shelektric aol.com wrote:
>
> Make a rod to go from your pedal to your carb. all that other garbage isn't
> realaly needed!! Make sure one end is adjustable.


I'll Take the "Garbage" if you decide not to use it!

Dana

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:09:58 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: Oil Pan for 300-I6

I have an oilpan for a 300 inline 6. It's in Bangor,Maine if you still
need one!!! E-mail me!!

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:02:09 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: Dual Point Ignitions

Dual point ignitions give more spark for more power. Really it's not
nessecary your better off with electronic ignition.

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:19:54 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: Headers and a C-6?

You can change the headers in the f-series with the 390. I have done it
without jacking the motor up.

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:31:17 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: Carb Size?

A 600 carb. should work just fine on a 302 slightly modified.

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:35:04 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: Dual Point Ignitions

that is correct. It also keeps your engine from braking up at high rpms.

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:37:12 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: 390 dist O ring

The o-ring should point up out of the engine.

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:38:09 EST
From: GMPACHECO aol.com
Subject: Re: Various

Azie, thanks for the advise, it seems quite a few members think a 5 speed
would work in this application, goood, also a member mentioned that there are
2 different types of linkage one being cable and the other hydralic? Also
mentioned was the posibility of having to fabricate some linkage... Have you
seen or heard of someone putting a 5 speed in a 70's F-100....

Thanks again
Mike in Seattle ( and yes it is still raining) darn....

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:40:16 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: Ignition Question

you should check your cables first and then check your starter. that happened
to me once. it turned out to be a bad ground cable or too small of one
depending on the compression of your engine.

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:43:27 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: Control Knobs

check the build dates of both trucks. one was built in 66 and one in 67 with
the 68 dash controls.

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:47:27 EST
From: Shelektric aol.com
Subject: Re: Control Knobs

I am looking for a backbody for a 69' ford long bed fleet side. Do you have
one or know where i can get one at a reasonable price??? PLEASE HALP ME!!!

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:49:56 EST
From: GMPACHECO aol.com
Subject: Re: Carb Size?

Thanks for the thumbs up.....This might be the weekend for it too...Boy a
person can sure dump some money on a good (Ford) truck.

Thanks again
Mike in Seattle

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Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 22:56:31 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: 390 dist O ring

Any particular reason?

Dana

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Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 01:57:26 EST
From: GMPACHECO aol.com
Subject: Re: FE Manifolds and Carbs

Yahoo, sounds better all the time, I'll get off this kick of asking about Carb
& Manifold, story ended,, wait I'll let you know how it runs..

Thanks Again
Mike in Seattle

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Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 00:13:40 -0800
From: Doug Neely
Subject: Re: ok here's a question]

Kevin,
The pushrods shouldn't turn as the lifters are preloaded when the rocker
shafts are tightened down. With a big carb you will probably have some
drivability problems like off idle bog unless you run a high stall torque
converter or 4.10 gears. You'd be better off with a smaller carb unless
you plan on buying shares in the gas companies and can live with a slug
at anything but high speed travel. Just my .02 .

Cheers,
Doug

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Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 01:07:43 -0800
From: Doug Neely
Subject: Re: ok here's a question]

Kevin,
Check out Competition Cams site http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.compcams.com/
they have a cam program you can download. I ran some numbers through
Dynotune and they both showed peak tq. ....


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