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fordtrucks61-79-digest Saturday, January 31 1998 Volume 02 : Number 059



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In this issue:

Re: Duraspark II ["Deacon" ]
Re: list email problems. [Don Grossman ]
Re: Spray-on bed liners [SARHOG aol.com]
Re: Ramblings ["Deacon" ]
Re: Feelings on fuel injection conversions ["Dale and Donna Carmine"
Re: Dura-spark ????? [Brian ]
Re: Ramblings [Don Grossman ]
Re: Dura-spark ????? [Brian ]
Re: FI [SuperMagot aol.com]
Re: Rear Bearings ["Bill Beyer" ]

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Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 19:31:27 -0800
From: "Deacon"
Subject: Re: Duraspark II

>NO NO NO NO NO NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>
>
>
>There is NO, I REPEAT NO, reason to put a ballast resister in series with
the
>red POWER wire that POWERS the Duraspark II Module. The module is designed
to
>run on 12V NOT 6-8V. The only place that a ballast resister is needed is in
>series with the + side of the coil AND that wire is tied directly to the
>ignition switch "RUN" terminal.
>
>
>LOOK at the schematic again!!!!!!!!

Both wires in my coil harness connect to the harness that connects the
ignition module and the distributor. Your harness doesn't have both wires
Brian? If it's the same as mine there's no other wire you need. Or have I
missed something here.


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Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 19:52:21 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: list email problems.

.anaD uoy knahT
- --
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: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 22:39:05 EST
From: SARHOG aol.com
Subject: Re: Spray-on bed liners

In a message dated 1/30/98 8:55:08 PM Central Standard Time,
perryfarrell JUNO.COM writes:

> Has anyone had any experience with these spray-on bed liners? Supposedly,
> they keep your bed from scratching up, and I think they're supposed to be
> somewhat water-proof. I wanted to get rid of all the rust in my bed

I have never used them, but I do know it is just like the "non-skid" stuff we
use on helicopter skin and if there is ANY rust under there, or trapped dirt,
moisture, etc. it will continue to rust at a rapid rate and you'll have to
scrape that stuff off to treat the corrosion (no easy task). Just my 2 cents
worth.

John Z
67 F-100 460/C-6
95 Fatboy

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Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 19:51:34 -0800
From: "Deacon"
Subject: Re: Ramblings

>every once in a while I put a lot of weight (3000-4000 lbs)in
>the bed and the suspension has been known to sit on the snubbers.

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! :)

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Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 22:02:53 -0600
From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
Subject: Re: Feelings on fuel injection conversions

Deacon said;
>you would need the Pro-Jection 2 Barrel 670cfm for $920 or the
>Pro-Jection 700cfm Analog $1500 Digital $1800. Just because I've read a lot
>of complaints about Holley Pro-Jection doesn't mean they don't work, it may
>be a lot of people don't know how to set them up. By $ alone I don't think
>injection has enough benefits to justify it's cost.

Exactly!!! There are alot of people who are unhappy with these systems.
That is why when I put EFI on my truck it will be Ford's EEC-IV scavenged
from the boneyard...........the only way to get the modern benefits at a
reasonable cost and maintain that Ford reliability.

later,
Dale Carmine
'79 F-150 351M
York, Nebraska

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Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 22:16:27 -0500
From: Brian
Subject: Re: Dura-spark ?????

OK...I'm really getting brain dead now!! Here's a twist. I put my test
light clip on a good ground. I then test both sides of the coil for
power (test light should glow) I get a light on both sides of the coil
?? Is this right ?? I think Not.
I think its time to stop for today, New charger is freshing up the
battery for a new try tommorrow.

ANYBODY CLOSE TO MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THIS IGNITION
STUFF !!!!

Brian

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Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 20:31:43 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: Ramblings

Deacon wrote:
>
> >every once in a while I put a lot of weight (3000-4000 lbs)in
> >the bed and the suspension has been known to sit on the snubbers.
>
> 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! :)
>
> Deacon Blues deconblu gte.net

Since we are on a bragging thread the most I loaded my truck with is
3450 lbs of pea gravel. The bed only sagged about 3-4 inches. I was
even impressed.

The only draw back is that it rides like a buck board. I'll miss it
when I put the F-150 springs on it........ and add the 12" Firestone air
bags. =/}

- --
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: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 22:30:09 -0500
From: Brian
Subject: Re: Dura-spark ?????

Donald R. Screen wrote:
>
> You might take one more look at your spark plug wire installation.
> Make sure the wires are connected in the proper order and on the correct
> posts on the distributor. Since you pulled the distributor and changed
> it's orientation did you also check to see if the rotor was pointing at
> the number one plug wire at TDC? I just redid the mechanical advance
> and put on a new ACCEL Super HEI coil on my Ch*vy and stuck it all back
> together. The thing would barely turn over let alone start. I had the
> correct firing sequence but was one post off on the dist cap when I
> started with the number one wire. Chilton's shows the correct
> orientation of the cap relative to the number one cylinder spark plug
> wire on the first page of the engine rebuilding chapter. Well worth one
> more check to see if all is hooked up right or there will be no start.
> I had to jump my battery several times before I got mine finally right.
> Hope this help...back to my lurking mode.
>
>
>
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I rechecked the wires, there fine. I still have no fire at the plugs.
I'm over looking something simple I'm sure. But what ??

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Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 23:41:47 EST
From: SuperMagot aol.com
Subject: Re: FI

In a message dated 98-01-30 16:59:17 EST, you write:

>Ok, let me have some feedback on experiences or
feelings about aftermarket fuel injection conversions - most
specifically these wet throttle body kits like the holley pro-jection
series.>

Well about 6 or 7 years ago I bought the Holey Projection 2bbl and put in on a
a fairly strong 360...It ran smoother and stronger up to mid power, but ran
out of CFM very quickly...I dont remember the CFM rating, but it was
reccomended to me by Holley...very easy to install and tune. I think their
newer 4bbl 900CFMs might be ok, gonna try one fairly soon on my 460.

I ended up selling the thing for more than I bought it for too...har...:)

- - Mike

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Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 21:52:58 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: Rear Bearings

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> From: danadeb pacbell.net
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: Rear Bearings
> Date: Monday, January 26, 1998 6:24 PM
>
> Gary, 78 BBB wrote:
> >
> > I just
> > used a coffee can with about a pint (maybe up to a quart) of gas
>
> NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER use....


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