fordtrucks61-79-digest Wednesday, March 11 1998 Volume 02 : Number 139
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1961-1979 Trucks Digest
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In this issue:
Home made cab mounts [Antonio ]
460 installation and manual swap ["Harry Jennings"
Re: Home made cab mounts [Kurt Albershardt ]
390/428 ["Dave Walbeck" ]
Re: oil pressure was [Richard Cherico ]
Re: V*lare Rear End [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: Your truck photo in Auto Krafter Catalog [danadeb pacbell.net]
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 21:34:04 -0700
Subject: Home made cab mounts
It looks like the cab mounts on my 59 ranchero expired about 20 yrs. ago,
and as usual I can find the mounts for every year but mine. Cab mounts dont
look like rocket parts to me and I was wondering if anyone has any
experience rolling their own i.e. tips, types of rubber etc. I was thinking
of getting some rubber rod and slicing it and drilling out the middle, but
would like some input from the masters.
Slowly moving ahead,
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 23:46:56 CST
From: "Harry Jennings"
Subject: 460 installation and manual swap
>Subject: Automatic to Manual swap
>A wise listmember recommended:
>>Two words of caution about the swap.
Thanks, but first things first. First, is there anything that needs to
be done to put a 460 into a truck that has a 302? That is the main
thing. If nothing else, my friend want the engine in and running,
regardless of which trans.
Will a 460 drop right in?
Also, I found one 4-speed for $350. Is that a good price?
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Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 23:12:28 -0800
From: Kurt Albershardt
Subject: Re: Home made cab mounts
At 09:34 PM 3/10/98 -0700, Antonio wrote:
>It looks like the cab mounts on my 59 ranchero expired about 20 yrs. ago,
>and as usual I can find the mounts for every year but mine. Cab mounts dont
>look like rocket parts to me and I was wondering if anyone has any
>experience rolling their own i.e. tips, types of rubber etc. I was thinking
>of getting some rubber rod and slicing it and drilling out the middle, but
>would like some input from the masters.
Try Energy Suspension, and you're right, they aren't rocket parts. Often
times just big donut-like washers so as long as they're all identical, the
cab will sit flat. That's how they do body lifts on 4x4s.
I posted this 390/428 info earlier but not this complete.
Ford High Performance magazine (From the editors of Mustang Illustrated)
McMullen Argus Publishing Inc. www.mcmullenargus.com
Article is "Poor Man's Cobra-Jet Buildup"
April 1998 issue
Phone # 714-572-6881
That should about cover it.
Dave Complete and Total FORDNUT, Highboy Nut, & FE Nut too !!!!!!!!
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 01:41:39 -0800
From: Richard Cherico
Subject: Re: oil pressure was
That's exactly what you should expect. Oil is much thicker when it is
cold (and doesn't lubricate as well). Thus, the oil pressure is much
higher until the oil warms up and becomes less viscous, and then the oil
pressure drops. When you rev the engine, the oil pump spins faster and oil
pressure rises accordingly.
Multi-weight oil exists for this purpose. Let's take 10W-30. The oil
acts like a light 10-weight oil when it's cool so that it can adequately
lubricate your engine during warmup. Once the engine warms up, however,
it's going to need something a little heavier than 10-weight to keep it
from self-destructing. Once the oil hits a certain temperature, it begins
to act like 30-weight. A miracle of modern chemistry. And quite helpful
for those in colder climates.
> the basic rule of thumb is to have 10 psi oil pressure for every 1000 rpm.
Ok...Here's a question on oil pressure. At a cold idle...I have about
60lbs. (new 460) As it warms up...I drop to about 30lbs at idle.
when I increase rpms to around 2000, it jumps back up to around 55lbs.
Is this a normal range of pressure ??
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 1998 18:53:41 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: V*lare Rear End
marko maryniak wrote:
> I am thinking of
> doing an econoline pickup next winter,
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 18:21:36 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: Your truck photo in Auto Krafter Catalog
Ken Payne wrote:
> >I'm glad the web page is getting a new sponsor. HOWEVER I wanted to add
> >that Auto Krafters has been harvesting email addresses from the mailing
> >lists for unsolicited email advertisements (aka SPAM).
> I was not aware of this. Has anyone else received email from them?
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