fordtrucks61-79-digest Thursday, February 26 1998 Volume 02 : Number 114



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In this issue:

Re: 600 SVO short block kit and rubber port molds ["Gary, 78 BBB"
Re: New 64 owner ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Hood Clearance [Brian ]
Locking mechanism for brakes [am14 chrysler.com]
RE: Wide Ratio C6,Line Locks, & F100 question ["Gillespie, John D."
Re: 300-I6 manifolds ? [Jean and Phillip Johnson ]
460 introduction [am14 chrysler.com]
RE: Wide Ratio C6,Line Locks, & F100 question [Stu Varner
Re: 460 introduction/compression [Stu Varner
Re:351SVO ["Harry Jennings" ]
Re: 300-I6 manifolds ? [Tony Marino ]
Re: 63 F-100 [Dennis Pearson ]
Any 65-66 Crewcabs on the List? [Jeffrey.Carver Aerojet.com (CARVER, JEFF]
RE: 600 SVO short block kit and rubber port molds [Sleddog
RE: 1973 Helm Ford Truck Service Manuals - 460 CID engine missing ["Abajo]
RE: Re Turn signal switch ["Hogan, Tom" ]
460's and gears and stuff [jniolon uss.com]
biggest size stock tire [james oxley ]
Dies at Idle [John MacNamara ]
Re: 1973 Helm Ford Truck Service Manuals - 460 CID engine missing ["Deaco]
65 F250 clutch ["John Von Eichhorn" ]
Re: Dies at Idle [Jesus Cardoso ]
RE: 65 F250 clutch ["Gillespie, John D." ]
it dies [FORD-TRUCK-70 webtv.net (RANDY D)]
Re: 63 F-100 [Dan Koster ]
Re: it dies [danadeb pacbell.net]
To Swap or not to swap... [Jeff ]
Calculations [Dan Koster ]
C6 Wide Ratio Gears [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #112 [DBarber987 ]
George's Engine Swap [danadeb pacbell.net]
Head Covers [Dan Koster ]

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 07:40:37 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: 600 SVO short block kit and rubber port molds

> From: Sleddog
> Subject: 600 SVO short block kit and rubber port molds
> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 19:32:54 -0500

> i just got a line on a 600 cube short block kit from SVO. i can get
> a good deal on it, but the price is still steep, $5,000 with steel

> i have a set of blue thunder cast iron heads hogged out to a
> documented 388 cfm intake and 274 cfm exhuast. i will be running a
> "small" roller of 700 lift and 270 .050. port-o-sonic intake also

If you keep this up we'll have to start calling you "MAD" dog :-)

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

- -- Gary --

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 08:24:44 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: New 64 owner

> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 18:15:28 -0600
> From: Susan and Glenn Beck
> Subject: Re: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #110

> I have purchased my first 64 F100 to restore. Never have done
> this sort of
> thing before. What are y'all (Texan) suggestions for magazines I
> should be subscribing too.

2wd or 4? Petersons is good for 4 wheelers. I hear there's a mag
called "Ford Trukin" one of the guys gets but I haven't found it on a
stand yet. This list will have virtually any advice you need on
virtually any part of your truck so just form your questions into
catagorys and post away. Try looking at our archives as well. Don't
know if they got the sorter/browser set up yet or not but if they do
you will find tons of info already up there.

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

- -- Gary --

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 07:43:57 -0500
From: Brian
Subject: Re: Hood Clearance

My hood was not attached when I purchased my truck. I don't really know
if it had the hood bumpers/adjusters. If you find out...let me know.
Brian

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 09:05:36 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Locking mechanism for brakes

Gary writes: >>Do you have any idea what brand it is or whether it
might be an OEM part? The ones I've seen advertised are definitely not
this type and probably are not reliable over long periods?

I'm almost positive it is not OEM, but I couldn't swear to that. I'll
try to remember and look at it this weekend and let you know if it has
anything on it that could be identifying in nature.

Azie

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 06:08:34 -0800
From: "Gillespie, John D."
Subject: RE: Wide Ratio C6,Line Locks, & F100 question


And last question. Does anyone know if I can put the complete
front end
setup (Brakes, steering linkage, I-Beams,etc.)from a 77 F150
and put it under a 66 F100 (I want to use the I beams because
they have
new King Pins installed and it would be easier for me to swap
the whole
thing) Reply's are appreciated.

I don't know about replacing the I-Beams and /or linkage but look up on
the fordtrucks web page for the information to do the disk brake upgrade
that Ken and others have put up there. Lots of good information on how
to do the change over and it has been revised to include the 65-66
I-Beams

John
66 F100, 240-6

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 08:16:27 -0600
From: Jean and Phillip Johnson
Subject: Re: 300-I6 manifolds ?

Serian wrote:

> Where can I get these ?
> I have a 300-I6 in my 83 F150, and the 1V just doesn't have such a great
> response to sudden accelerator depression ...


Try JCW. They have an Offy 4V manifold for the 300-I6. They also have
the 390 cfm holley carb to go on it. (if you want a holley). If you get
your 6 set up post the results. I have a 76 with a rebuilt I6 that I've
been thinking of putting a 4V on. I'm just not sure if there would be
any benefit from just this mod. without headers etc.

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 09:31:15 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: 460 introduction

Someone wrote;>> could
it be that the 460 did not come out until late that year? What should
I do, send it back and get the 1974 instead?

I always thought the 460 was introduced at the start of '72
production. Extra Inches was to make up for the lower compression
mandated by the SMOG PATROL. '71 was the last year for hi compression
by FOMOCO, was it not????

Guess we could be wrong.

Azie

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 10:44:15 -0600 (CST)
From: Stu Varner
Subject: RE: Wide Ratio C6,Line Locks, & F100 question

Does anyone know if I can put the complete
>front end
>setup (Brakes, steering linkage, I-Beams,etc.)from a 77 F150
>and put it under a 66 F100 (I want to use the I beams because
>they have
>new King Pins installed and it would be easier for me to swap
>the whole
>thing) Reply's are appreciated.
>
>
I just got my April 1998 Issue of Custom Classic Trucks last night(pretty
good mag even if they do a lot of Chebby crap). They have an F-100 front end
swap to IFS for 65-79 years or soemthing, I cannot remember. I'll get the
article title and name of the co. for tomorrow. You can get this on
newstands too! From what I understand even the most novice person can
install this system. Too bad it won't
work on my 4x4. :(

STU
Nuke GM!

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 10:48:20 -0600 (CST)
From: Stu Varner
Subject: Re: 460 introduction/compression

Extra Inches was to make up for the lower compression
>mandated by the SMOG PATROL. '71 was the last year for hi compression
>by FOMOCO, was it not????
>
>Guess we could be wrong.
>
>Azie

What about the FE's.....what was the last year for higher compression
engines?????
Was it during or after 72 models????
STU
Nuke GM

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 10:55:36 CST
From: "Harry Jennings"
Subject: Re:351SVO

>Is that 351 SVO as in 351W SVO and are you in California. I own the the
license
>plate "351W SVO" if you are interested for the right price I would give
them up.
>
>Dana

Yes, it is basically a HO 351W. Bought it straight ought of the Ford
MotorSprots Catalog. I live in IL. I *had* 351 SHO, but I let it expire.
My truck has been sitting while it got new paint. Suspension is next.

Thanks for the offer, though.

Harry.

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Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 10:41:54 -0500
From: Tony Marino
Subject: Re: 300-I6 manifolds ?

Serian,

Clifford or Offenhauser for the manifolds. My '78 has a 4bbl and dual
exhaust manifolds from a newer truck on it. First of all, you're
probably better off going for the 2bbl intake rather than the 4 like I
did. Carburation is a pain in the a$$. With how long the manifold is
the runners near the center two pistons get the fuel so much quicker
than the 1 and 6 cyl that I had to have my truck tuned and the carb
ported to match my engine. (have a holley 390, GET A CARTER) Anyway,
performance wise, you're not looking at much of an increase! This is
still a I-6 and the true setup and design of the engine is for low end
torque which the truck already has. It can occasionally see 4,500 rpm,
but the cam I used is an rv one, not a high rpm one.

Like I said, I did it to be different (I want to have a triple butterfly
scoop sticking out my hood in front of the passenger!! 8-)
It turned out to be a big pain. I used the dual exhaust manifolds
because the headers wouldn't allow me to take my starter off, and with a
six, if you have to loosen the headers, the intake also gets loosened
and it was too much of a pain for me to worry about it. Oh yeah, if
you're going to do this, I have a set of headers for you!

Tony Marino

Serian wrote:
>
> Gary wrote:
> >You can get 2v or 4v manifolds for the 300 I6 but your current
> >manifold probably won't work with anything but a single due to the
> >mounting base. The 2v and 4v manifolds duct the mixture differently
> >too so would be much better.
>
> Where can I get these ?
> I have a 300-I6 in my 83 F150, and the 1V just doesn't have such a great
> response to sudden accelerator depression ...

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 09:27:37 -0800
From: Dennis Pearson
Subject: Re: 63 F-100

>>
>> There's been a lot of talk of Unibodies lately. Maybe somebody out
>> there might know what axles are on my '63 F-100 2WD Longbed Unibody?
>> What are the possible axle ratios?
>>
>> And a question for the experts... what size tire was recommended for
>> it originally?
>>
>> Dan
>
>9" rear, 28 spline axles. 3.50, 3.73, 3.89, 4.10 but there might be
>others.
>

My "62 short box does not have a 9" (I can tell that much from eyeballing
it), and it is 3.25 limted slip (from counting the driveline-rotations-per-
one-tire-rotation technique. I haven't actually crawled under the truck to
get a closer look at what it actually is. But it probably is not original
since the engine and tranny aren't.

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 10:52:06 -0800
From: Jeffrey.Carver Aerojet.com (CARVER, JEFFREY D)
Subject: Any 65-66 Crewcabs on the List?

Does anyone on this list have a 65-66 Crewcab
or access to one?

I have a few interior questions that are crewcab specific
concerning interior items.

Jeff '64 F100 CrewCab

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 13:54:43 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: 600 SVO short block kit and rubber port molds

i do tend to drool & foam at the mouth a bit when i think about it.

sleddog

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From: Gary, 78 BBB[SMTP:gpeters3 ford.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 1998 2:40 AM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: Re: 600 SVO short block kit and rubber port molds

If you keep this up we'll have to start calling you "MAD" dog :-)

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

- -- Gary --





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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 12:15:14 -0800
From: "Abajo, Ed"
Subject: RE: 1973 Helm Ford Truck Service Manuals - 460 CID engine missing

They charged me $43 + $6 shipping --- not too bad but I don't want to
get two sets so I guess I will send it back and get the 1974 edition
instead.

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> From: danadeb pacbell.net[SMTP:danadeb pacbell.net]
> Reply To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 1998 6:12 PM
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: 1973 Helm Ford Truck Service Manuals - 460 CID
> engine missing
>
> I think the 460 was a late model year thing, but if you have a 460
> then the 74
> books might be better. ( Order the 74 books and then "accidentally"
> send the 74
> back with the 73 engine volume in place of the 74 ) ;-0 -----JUST
> JOKING-------
>
>
>
> How much did you pay for the set?
>
> Dana
>
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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 13:22:58 -0800
From: "Hogan, Tom"
Subject: RE: Re Turn signal switch

Deacon,
To separate the connector you must pry out the red plastic wedge that is
in between the 2 rows of pins. When you separate the switch connector
from the dash wiring harness you'll see it. The shop manual recommends
a paper clip to pry the wedge out with. I've never had a strong enough
paper clip so I use a small screwdriver (Jewler's type). Once you get
it started you can pull it out with a pair of pliers. Be patient and it
will come out. After the wedge is out you must use a screwdriver to pry
up the plastic retainer in the gray connector that holds the pins. When
I did mine the first time the switch was roached out and I wasn't going
to keep it so I cut the wires at the switch end and used them to pull
the new wires through the coulumn. That way you can get all of the
wires into the column and then put the wires in the connector in the
same place as the old wires. Just remove an old wire and install a new
one.

The second time I replaced the switch it was to install a cruise control
system (factory) so I wanted to keep the old switch in good condition
(it was only 2 years old). I removed all of the wires from the gray
connector and then pulled a cord with a slip knot in the middle of it up
through the column. I pulled several cords into the column in case one
broke. With a slip knot in the middle I was able to pull a new wire and
then pull the slip knot back to the top of the column with the long
tail. Looked like this:
_____________________
\
8
_____________________/

If you think you may ever want to put the Ford factory cruise on your
truck you may want to put a cruise compatible switch in now to save an
extra $70. I know I wish I did.

Hope this helps

Tom H.

-----Original Message-----
From:Deacon [SMTP:deconblu gte.net]
Sent:Thursday, February 26, 1998 11:37 AM
To:Hogan, Tom
Subject:Re: Re Turn signal switch

Hi Tom
I'm getting ready to do it now. Looks pretty simple. I've
had it
apart before when I replaced my steering wheel. I fixed the auto
cancel
back then with a piece of stiff wire. This time the wire
connector on
the switch was broken do to corrosion. I wasted the plastic with
my
soldering iron! :) Oops, Wish I was better at soldering!
If I didn't need this fixed this week I would have checked
with the
list if a column from an LTD would work in my truck. Tilt wheel
would be
nice to have and they use the $5 replacement switch.
I'm going to disconnect the horn and pull the steering
wheel. If you
could give me the hot tip on getting the wires out of the old
plastic
male connection I would appreciate it. You'd think for $70
they'd supply
a new one. I'm cutting the wires just above it so I can
comfortably
remove the wires and not risk braking it getting frustrated and
trying
to use force. I'm using some really strong waxed string to pull
the new
wire harness back down the column so I'm hoping that will
protect me
from the worst thing that could go wrong. Then I've under
estimated
Murphy's law more than once in my life!
Do you have any views on the LTD column or any other one to
replace
the ones we have? I'll do something before spending another $70
for a
turn signal switch. I found custom tilt replacements for $250.
in a
magazine and was very tempted. No Custom Shops around here had
one I
could check out so I didn't want to risk buying one only to find
I need
to spend more on conversion hardware.
Well I think I've stalled getting started on this long
enough.
Thanks Tom! Talk to ya later!


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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 15:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: 460's and gears and stuff


Caught a recent thread (partial) on gear sets, 460's and related
matter...

I didn't see the original post but all of this has raised my
curiosity.

I'm building a street truck - 460/c6 with 3.25 geared 9" equalloc

someone please fill me on on the difference in c-6 gear sets and the
reasons for using one versus the other

and if possible tell me your opinions on which gears to use in my
xmission for street use

all of this keeps on proving to me that I don't know what I don't know

thanks john

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 17:52:28 -0800
From: james oxley
Subject: biggest size stock tire

What was the largest size tire that came stock of any truck of this lists
era??

What truck did it come on? I was thinking maybe a 235/75-16 ??

OX

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 14:49:34 -0800
From: John MacNamara
Subject: Dies at Idle

Hello: I lost the post from the gentleman that wanted to swap carbs
because his engine was dying in cold damp weather. A friend of mine had
the same problem on his mustang and after several months of analyzing
the problem finally figured out the solution.

You need to reconnect the hot air tube from the exhaust manifold to the
air cleaner intake. What is happening is that the air/fuel mixture is
icing up do to the wind chill affect and the jets are momentarily icing
up. The exhaust manifold provides heat within a few seconds, acting to
reduce the chill induced in the air mixture until the carb/intake warm
up. Does this make sense to anyone else who is more technically
inclined than myself.

I wonder if anyone else has experienced this problem and not been able
to figue it out.

Thanks
John MacNamara

78 F250 4X4 Supercab

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 14:44:35 -0800
From: "Deacon"
Subject: Re: 1973 Helm Ford Truck Service Manuals - 460 CID engine missing

From: Abajo, Ed
>They charged me $43 + $6 shipping --- not too bad but I don't want to
>get two sets so I guess I will send it back and get the 1974 edition
>instead.

Where you at. If you don't want them and live in So. California I'll buy
them from you.

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 14:53:17 -0800
From: "John Von Eichhorn"
Subject: 65 F250 clutch

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Hey all,
I'm new to the list, and new to my 65 F250 stepside. I'm having a =
problem with my clutch and am hoping somebody here can help me out. =20

The problem is, the clutch seems out of adjustment, (the engine doesn't =
completely disengage when I push the pedal down) but the push rod =
adjusting nut is maxed out. I realize this indicates a worn clutch =
plate, but my boss (who I bought the truck from) says he had the problem =
periodically and his mechanic was able to tweak something to make it =
work, charging him only 40 bucks. =20

My questions: Does anyone know of another point to adjust the clutch =
pedal free play other than right at the tranny?
Should there be free play in the lever that comes =
out of the side of the clutch, and how much?
Any other suggestions?

The clutch doesn't have that many miles on it, so I'm thinking it's just =
an adjustment problem.(ok, I'm hoping) =20
Just thought I'd pick your brains before I gave up and took it to the =
shop.

Thanks in advance

John

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 17:03:19 -0600 (CST)
From: Jesus Cardoso
Subject: Re: Dies at Idle

John,

I have been told to connect the hot air tube from the exhaust
manifold to the air cleaner intake before, the only problem is that my
truck did not come with that intake. Back in 63 it only came with a round
oil bath air cleaner and that was it. I put a paper filament cleaner on
it recently. I have asked this before but should I consider putting back
the old air cleaner?
Thanks John for the suggestion.
I have said this before and will say it again, This listserv has a
lot of great people that are willing to help out in a drop of a dime.
Thanks for your knowledge!

Jesus Cardoso

On Thu, 26 Feb 1998, John MacNamara wrote:
>
> You need to reconnect the hot air tube from the exhaust manifold to the
> air cleaner intake. What is happening is that the air/fuel mixture is
> icing up do to the wind chill affect and the jets are momentarily icing
> up. The exhaust manifold provides heat within a few seconds, acting to
> reduce the chill induced in the air mixture until the carb/intake warm
> up. Does this make sense to anyone else who is more technically
> inclined than myself.

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 15:15:53 -0800
From: "Gillespie, John D."
Subject: RE: 65 F250 clutch

John you might want to check to see if the bushings on the Z-bar(clutch
bar between the clutch pedal and the clutch push rod) have deteriorated
and is causing free play in you clutch system. I found that the =
bushings
in my F100 had deteriorated and shattered causing a lot of my problems.
The bushings in my stepside were make of Teflon or plastic and were a
dealer item!!

Hopes this helps
John
F100; 240-6, 4speed
-----Original Message-----
From:John Von Eichhorn [SMTP:vonicon jps.net]
Sent:Thursday, February 26, 1998 2:53 PM
To:ford trucks list
Subject:65 F250 clutch=20

Hey all,
I'm new to the list, and new to my 65 F250 stepside.=A0 I'm having
a problem with my clutch and am hoping somebody here can help me =
out.=A0=20
=A0
The problem is, the clutch seems out of adjustment, (the engine
doesn't completely disengage when I push the pedal down) but the push
rod adjusting nut is maxed out.=A0 I realize this indicates a worn =
clutch
plate, but my boss (who I bought the truck from) says he had the =
problem
periodically and his mechanic was able to tweak something to make it
work, charging him only 40 bucks.=A0=20
=A0
My questions: Does anyone know of another point to adjust the
clutch pedal free play other than right at the tranny?
=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Should =
there be free play in the lever
that comes out of the side of the clutch, and how much?
=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 Any =
other suggestions?
=A0
The clutch doesn't have that many miles on it, so I'm thinking
it's just an adjustment problem.(ok, I'm hoping)=A0=20
Just thought I'd pick your brains before I gave up and took it
to the shop.
=A0
Thanks in advance
=A0
John

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 18:51:03 -0500
From: FORD-TRUCK-70 webtv.net (RANDY D)
Subject: it dies

hey guys got my truck out of storage could not get it to start put new
plugs got carb rebuilt new points runs good until i hook up the vacum
advance and it dies . unhook it and i will run .
any ideas STUMPED!!! WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM ? THANKS
RANDY
F100
351W

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 17:44:37 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Koster
Subject: Re: 63 F-100

- ---Don Grossman wrote:
>
> Dan Koster wrote:
> >
> > There's been a lot of talk of Unibodies lately. Maybe somebody out
> > there might know what axles are on my '63 F-100 2WD Longbed Unibody?
> > What are the possible axle ratios?
> >
> > And a question for the experts... what size tire was recommended for
> > it originally?
> >
> > Dan
>
> 9" rear, 28 spline axles. 3.50, 3.73, 3.89, 4.10 but there might be
> others.
>
> With 15 or 16" wheels?
>



The truck has 15" wheels.


It has the 4-speed on-the-floor tranny (I'm pretty sure it's a T-98)
and it's not a 4X4.
Which axle ratio do you think is more likely on the Longbed?


Also, do you know what the gear ratios are for the 'ole T-98?


Thanks,

Dan
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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 18:07:09 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: it dies

The initial timing is off or the vacuum is from the wrong source?

Dana

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 21:07:34 -0500
From: Jeff
Subject: To Swap or not to swap...

I'm hoping someone here can give me some advise. Is a 302 V2 out of a
'68 Montego worth a
300 I6 & 3-spd tranny or am I better of holding onto the V-8 and
eventually replace my 240 I6
with it? I kind of like the six banger but something about the V-8
keeps beckoning to me. Any
opinions???

Thanks!

Jeff

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 18:08:42 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Koster
Subject: Calculations

I am getting my 390 bored (its first time) and was wondering what the
new displacement will be.

I lost all my calculation tables, but I have know that stock bore is
4.050" on it now.

Anybody help?



Dan




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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 18:40:50 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: C6 Wide Ratio Gears

I did a little test to try to determine if I have the wide ratio gear set in my
C6. I drove in first gear to a speed of 25 MPH the tach showed about 2500 RPM.
some unknowns are how much slippage the trans has, how off the speedometer is,
how off the tach is.

Would one of you fine folks with a program plug in the info and see what ratio
this comes to for first gear.

Info:

33" rear tires
3.54 ( If memory serves me ) dana 60 rear
The speedometer gear has never been changed to the best of my knowledge.

Thanks

Dana

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 21:37:56 EST
From: DBarber987
Subject: Re: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #112

Please take my name off the mailing list, thank you.

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 18:44:45 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: George's Engine Swap

George how is it coming?


Dana

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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 18:42:42 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Koster
Subject: Head Covers

Everybody probably knows by now that I have been trying desperately to
find out what was the original 'holder' of my '61 FE 390 V-8. (I plan....


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