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fordtrucks61-79-digest Sunday, February 1 1998 Volume 02 : Number 061



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In this issue:

'78 460 to 56 F100 [Gil Mahoney ]
Ford Electronic Ignition Upgrade ["Harry Jennings"
Re: '78 460 to 56 F100 [A64F100 aol.com]
Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc. [Tyler Abbott ]
RE: Carb and tranny question ["kingw" ]
Re: Carb and tranny question [GMPACHECO aol.com]
RE: New V-10 [Sleddog ]
Disc brake guide updated to cover 65-66 [Ken Payne
ITS ALIVE !!!!! [Brian ]
carb and tranny question. [GEGK00A prodigy.com ( DAN LEE)]
Re: '78 460 to 56 F100 [danadeb pacbell.net]
RE: ITS ALIVE !!!!! [Sleddog ]
Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!! [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!! [danadeb pacbell.net]
Shuttle [danadeb pacbell.net]
Flywheel problem [Schottsweb webtv.net (George Schott)]
Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!! ["Deacon" ]
Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!! [Brian ]
Re: carb and tranny question. [GMPACHECO aol.com]
Re: looking for 390 4bbl manifold ["Robert Mitchem"
Ignition Question [bradyiii shore.intercom.net]
tall rear gear [bradyiii shore.intercom.net]
Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc. [Gardner ]
RE: tall rear gear [Sleddog ]
Ignition Question [bradyiii shore.intercom.net]
RE: New V-10, Diesel, msc. [Sleddog ]
Re: Disc brake guide updated to cover 65-66 [Trs2000 aol.com]
66f100 power steering conversion [Trs2000 aol.com]
Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!! [Don Grossman ]
Re: Disc brake guide updated to cover 65-66 [Don Grossman
Re: Disc brake guide updated to cover 65-66 ["JAMES MERLO"
Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!! [ECampb5214 aol.com]
Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc. [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: Disc brake guide updated to cover 65-66 [Trs2000 aol.com]
Intierior Trim Restoration, kind of... [FoMoCoNUT2 aol.com]

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 98 06:46:47 -0800
From: Gil Mahoney
Subject: '78 460 to 56 F100

Would appreciate knowing if anyone has fit a 460 in a '56 F100. Want to
drop engine and auto trans in together from '78 F350. Welcome tips,
advice, and particularly sources for mounts, expertise, etc. Live in
California and wonder if the truck would be registered as a '56 or '78.

Thanks in advance,

Gil Mahoney, '78 F350 Camper Special
gilm earthlink.net

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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 10:12:30 PST
From: "Harry Jennings"
Subject: Ford Electronic Ignition Upgrade

OK, this is from memory, but I think I have a realy simple
answer to how to hook up one of these systems. When I was
17 I bought a 351M/C6 for my '71 F-100. The doner truck was
a '77 F-250. When I got the engine/trans I also got everything
for the electronic ignition, too. However, I had no idea how
to hook it up, so I didn't.

A couple of years later I hooked it up. REAL EASY! I found
out that I didn't even have to hook up all those wires that
scared me. All the wires, but two, didn't even hook up to
the truck. All these wires ran from module to the coil and
dist. I didn't have to know wnat went were because they were
already in the harness.

All I had to hook up was TWO (2) wires. One wire needs full
voltage (for erasier starting) and the other needs a resistor
to run the rest of the time. Well, I only *needed* to hook up
one wire, but I hooked up both.

For the wire that needed full voltage I ran a new wire off the
ignition switch (from the start position). For the wire that
needed a resistor I used the stock wire that used to run to the
old coil.

Only two wires to hook up. Real simple.

______________________________________________________

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 14:04:19 EST
From: A64F100 aol.com
Subject: Re: '78 460 to 56 F100

In a message dated 98-02-01 09:48:08 EST, you write:


drop engine and auto trans in together from '78 F350. Welcome tips,
advice, and particularly sources for mounts, expertise, etc. Live in
California and wonder if the truck would be registered as a '56 or '78.

Thanks in advance, >>


I don't know about putting the 460 into a 56 pickup, except that there's lotsa
room for one.. But, I live in CA too, and I put a '78 400 into my '64 pickup,
and you just register it as the year of the pickup, not the motor. In your
case you would just register it as a '56 pickup. In california it's perfectly
legal to swap any engines into non smog controlled cars and trucks, for smog
controlled cars and trucks, it's legal as long as the engine is the same year,
or newer than the vehicle, and has all required smog equipment. But you don't
need to worry about that, since the pickup is a '56. You might want to take
some of the smog stuff off...

Later,
Scott L

*Keep It Ford Blue*

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 11:09:57 -0800
From: Tyler Abbott
Subject: Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc.

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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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 14:24:06 -0600
From: "kingw"
Subject: RE: Carb and tranny question

Mike,
Perhaps this will help with question number two.
I swapped the three speed in my '68 F100 for a Toploader 4 speed. It took
some work (had to recut hole in floor for floor shift, have driveshaft
shortened), but I love it. I didn't want a granny gear, and with my 3.25
rear,
the gears are spaced 'just right.' Plus, the Toploaders are
indestructible.
I would suggest looking in the papers for a Toploader (they haven't been
made
since 1974 (?)). Tranny shops don't usually have them. They seem to run
around $300-$400 US, and then figure you want a Hurst shifter (another
$200 new. Ouch!). Anyway, I suggest getting a Toploader if you can find
one.

Bill

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 15:20:20 EST
From: GMPACHECO aol.com
Subject: Re: Carb and tranny question

Sound like thats the ticket than, you said you didn't want the granny gear,
I'm confused are you saying the topload has 4 working gear (practical use)
with no granny? I really have no use for a granny anyway

Thanks for your help..

What about the carb. switchout? The question was should I put a 500 Edelbrock
or a 600 in??

Mike in Seattle

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 15:30:49 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: New V-10

has the aftermarket started developing for the ford v10? i know the dudge has some parts, but not many.

sleddog

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From: Tyler Abbott[SMTP:tabbott island.net]
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 1998 2:09 PM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc.

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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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 16:14:50 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Disc brake guide updated to cover 65-66

List member Dennis Austin has provided some excellant notes
for 65-66 F100's which I've added to the 1967-1972 disc
brake conversion guide (now its the 1965-1972 guide!). Many
of the members may find this useful. Its now on the web
site.

Ken

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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 15:39:55 -0500
From: Brian
Subject: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

First off let me say a GREAT BIG thanks to all who helped with there
wisdom...The 460 is now rumbling in the '64 F100

Now as to what I found was the problem after hours of searching and
testing wires.

It was the rebuilt distributor, I went to the parts store and asked
them for a new one. They didn't have one so the guy gave me a new pick
up to try. After about 15 minutes of tinkering to replace the pick
up....it roared to life !! I even got the distributor put in right the
first time. I still have some bugs to work out but I can turn the key
and listen to the rumble. (and with only manifolds on believe me..it
rumbles)

So once again a HUGE thanks to all...I could'nt have done it with out
the list and the great support that you all gave.

Brian

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 16:36:50, -0500
From: GEGK00A prodigy.com ( DAN LEE)
Subject: carb and tranny question.

Mike
You wrote:
>I 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
Carb size is determined by the formula: Disp in Cu in X Max RPM X VE
/ 3456
For your application 302 X 6000 X .95 /3456 = 498 CFM
If you were racing on a track with a hot cam and headers then the RPM
number
and VE would increase and you could use a 600 CFM. carb.
Also you would not be concerned about drivability.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V

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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 13:45:25 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: '78 460 to 56 F100

>
> drop engine and auto trans in together from '78 F350. Welcome tips,
> advice, and particularly sources for mounts, expertise, etc. Live in
> California and wonder if the truck would be registered as a '56 or '78.
>
> Thanks in advance, >>



just to be safe. If it runs get it registered as a 56 then do what ever you like
to the engine.

Dana

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 16:58:42 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

CONGRAGULATIONS!!!

i never thought about the pickup, but there is a way to check them. on my
MSD destributor, i just check for resistance accross the poickup, and if
there is under, or over a certain amount (can't remember the value) then it
is bad. i had one of these that would work until it got hot, then no
spark! it took many weeks to track it down. what a hassle for a $20 part!

once again, i feel your joy hearing it roar to life - Dr. frankenstein
would be proud...

sleddog

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From: Brian[SMTP:milbrand visi.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 1998 3:39 PM
To: Ford trucks
Subject: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

First off let me say a GREAT BIG thanks to all who helped with there
wisdom...The 460 is now rumbling in the '64 F100

Now as to what I found was the problem after hours of searching and
testing wires.

It was the rebuilt distributor, I went to the parts store and asked
them for a new one. They didn't have one so the guy gave me a new pick
up to try. After about 15 minutes of tinkering to replace the pick
up....it roared to life !! I even got the distributor put in right the
first time. I still have some bugs to work out but I can turn the key
and listen to the rumble. (and with only manifolds on believe me..it
rumbles)

So once again a HUGE thanks to all...I could'nt have done it with out
the list and the great support that you all gave.

Brian






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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 14:16:42 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dana

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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 14:19:32 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

Now we only need to know how you finally hooked up the wires! ;-)

Which ones to where?

Dana

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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 14:26:26 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Shuttle

Did anyone else on the west cost see the Shuttle, Mir Space station, and Soyuz (
sp? )space crafts, at 6:30 PM last Friday night? It was the coolest thing I have
ever seen except maybe:


a 56 F100 with a 460!

Dana

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

As you all may know I am swapping a 302 into my 69 F-100 well I finally
got all of the preliminary stuff done and am ready for the motor or at
least I thought I was. I assumed this was going to be pretty straight
forward HA! I got the engine hoist set up in front of the engine stand
and hooked it up to get the motor off of the stand once I did I lowered
it and went to put on the flywheel that I 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 pilot bushing then insert the alignment
tool through the clutch disc and into the pilot bearing everything is
going so smooth I might get to hear the motor run tonight after all this
work WRONG the pressure plate bolt holes don't align with the bolt holes
on the flywheel sooo I measure the holes in the flywheel 3 and 3/16"
measure the bolt holes on the pressure plate 3.5" so off to the parts
place I go with the pressure plate expecting to hear all kinds of noise
but I did'nt after 45 mins. of pulling and checking every Ford pressure
plate in stock the parts guy looked at me and said he was stumped every
pressure plate he tried was the same as the one I had so Guru's of this
list what happened? What could this be? I really wanted to hear that
thing crank today but it'll have to wait. Thanks for any help you can
give as always it is appreciated.

Duke's
Fine 69
F-100
302

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 14:43:51 -0800
From: "Deacon"
Subject: Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

From: Brian
> It was the rebuilt distributor

No that's not it. What you need to do..... HAHAHAHAHA! Sorry, sometimes I
just crack me up! Congratulations! I was going to suggest checking the
distributor but.... :) I've got to quit telling myself jokes!


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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 17:10:39 -0500
From: Brian
Subject: Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

danadeb pacbell.net wrote:
>
> Now we only need to know how you finally hooked up the wires! ;-)
>
> Which ones to where?
>
> Dana
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Ok....red is connected to the ballast resistor wire between the
ignition switch and the wire.
white is connected to the "S" terminal on the starter solenoid
And I ran power to the coil from the ballast resistor wire where it
comes through the fire wall.

Next I only have to figure out why the "gen" light is on. I'm guessing
that it is a bad voltage regulator...since alt is new (rebuilt...hope
its not like the distributor !!)


Also a question...this truck did sit for about 3 years with no motor in
it. Does the headlight switch "Pull" out to work ? I can't
get this one to move.

Brian... :>) :>) :>)

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 18:15:10 EST
From: GMPACHECO aol.com
Subject: Re: carb and tranny question.

Thanks Dan, appreciate it, I'll go ahead and buy a 500 carb. & manifold then

Thanks again
Mike in Seattle

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 16:56:36 -0600
From: "Robert Mitchem"
Subject: Re: looking for 390 4bbl manifold

yes $50.00 plus shipping
- -----Original Message-----
From: Tyler Wilkins
To: fordtrucks61-79 listservice.net
Date: Monday, January 26, 1998 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: looking for 390 4bbl manifold


>> >> I have 3 4-V 390 intakes laying in my garage. I live on the
Mississippi
>> >> Gulf coast. If interested let me know.
>
>Did you give a price, what was it $50+ shipping?
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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 19:17:52 +0000
From: bradyiii shore.intercom.net
Subject: Ignition Question

> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 03:50:26 -0700 (MST)
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> To: fordtrucks61-79-digest ListService.net
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>
> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 21:51:05 -0800
> From: danadeb pacbell.net
> Subject: Re: Ignition Question
>
> What is your initial timing?
>
> ------------------------------
>
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.

Jim Brady

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

> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 03:50:26 -0700 (MST)
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>
> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 21:52:54 -0800
> From: danadeb pacbell.net
> Subject: Re: Tall rear gear
>
> try the wrecking yards.
>
> 2.50 maybe??????
>
> ------------------------------
>
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?

Jim Brady

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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 19:30:24 -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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Well lets look at it like this..Ford will never build a 8.0 liter V-10!
If they ever did it would be OHC. The torque off idle is tremendous in
the DOD** but anyone I have talk to say the Ford is lacking!
Hell the SS/T Dod*e pace truck 5.9 puts out close to 300 hp and 380 lbs
tq!

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 19:28:08 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: tall rear gear

call summit racing, if they don't carry it, they usually can tell you where to go to get it.

sleddog


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?

Jim Brady





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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 19:30:16 +0000
From: bradyiii shore.intercom.net
Subject: Ignition Question

> Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 03:50:26 -0700 (MST)
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>
> Date: Sat, 31 Jan 1998 23:46:20 -0800
> From: Doug Neely
> Subject: Re: Ignition Question
>
> Is the starter new? if not it might be the bushing at the end of the shaft
> in the aluminum housing binding, is the starter cable getting hot? Stick
> with Ford parts, they're easier and cheaper to replace
> if you have a breakdown away from home.
>
> Cheers,
> Doug
>
> ------------------------------
>
Doug,
The starter is new(rebuilt). I haven't checked to see if the cable
is hot. I think I narrowed down my hard start problem to the timing
being way off. I see what you mean about staying with Ford parts. I
don't think you can pick up an ignitor as readily as you can the Ford
parts. Thanks.

Jim Brady

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 19:40:32 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: New V-10, Diesel, msc.

mother mopar offers bolt on kits from the factory, that can be dealer
installed to give the 360 300 hp. it costs about $4000 to do so in parts.
why doesn't ford offer the same thing for its new vehicles? sure, they
offer some things, but to get that kind of power, you must buy a
supercharger, and then that adds a bunch of new problems. IMHO ford offers
less in the way of performance add ons from SVO than the other companies
for new vehicles.

they also have less support for individual customers than mopar for
example. but, that don't matter to me, i only build the old ford stuff.
but these new modular engines seem a little disapointing to me from what i
have seen and heard. and the price of performance for SVO parts for these
motors seems ludicrus to me.

sleddog

ps- even many ford magazines are verbally abusing ford for their new
attitude towards performance, and the "loss" of the 460, 302, and 351
engines.


Well lets look at it like this..Ford will never build a 8.0 liter V-10!
If they ever did it would be OHC. The torque off idle is tremendous in
the DOD** but anyone I have talk to say the Ford is lacking!
Hell the SS/T Dod*e pace truck 5.9 puts out close to 300 hp and 380 lbs
tq!






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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 19:49:30 EST
From: Trs2000 aol.com
Subject: Re: Disc brake guide updated to cover 65-66

I currently want to convert my 66 to disk brakes and I have several follow up
questions:

Why is it reccomended to use a '74 truck? Could I still use any year from
73-79? Does it matter if the donor truck is a 4x4? Why do the angles on the
brake lines make a difference? Also, what is a reasonable cost to expect to
pay for the spindles? Also, for my truck, should I buy kingpins for a
'74........or ?

Thanks in advance
trs2000

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 20:04:09 EST
From: Trs2000 aol.com
Subject: 66f100 power steering conversion

Does anyone know of a direct bolt on gear box replacement for a 66 f100 not
4x4?

I also need a ps pump and steering column or should I just change the big Ole
bus wheel with a new one a shorten the shaft? Any Ideas?


Trs2000

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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 18:15:01 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

Way to go!

I knew you could do it.
- --
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: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 18:19:18 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: Disc brake guide updated to cover 65-66

Trs2000 aol.com wrote:
>
> I currently want to convert my 66 to disk brakes and I have several follow up
> questions:
>
> Does it matter if the donor truck is a 4x4?
>
>
> Thanks in advance
> trs2000

Yes it does. The 4x4's use completly different brake parts than the
2x4's. Now if you were converting a 4x4 to disk brakes you would want
to use parts off a 4x4.

Whats your 66?

We can help
- --
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: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 20:21:36 -0600
From: "JAMES MERLO"
Subject: Re: Disc brake guide updated to cover 65-66

Does the 65-66 use the twin I beam do they still have the beam axle?
Jim

- ----------
> From: Don Grossman
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Re: Disc brake guide updated to cover 65-66
> Date: Sunday, February 01, 1998 8:19 PM
>
> Trs2000 aol.com wrote:
> >
> > I currently want to convert my 66 to disk brakes and I have several
follow up
> > questions:
> >
> > Does it matter if the donor truck is a 4x4?
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> > trs2000
>
> Yes it does. The 4x4's use completly different brake parts than the
> 2x4's. Now if you were converting a 4x4 to disk brakes you would want
> to use parts off a 4x4.
>
> Whats your 66?
>
> We can help
> --
> 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: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 23:06:04 EST
From: ECampb5214 aol.com
Subject: Re: ITS ALIVE !!!!!

Of corse its alive it a ford!!!!!!!!

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Date: Sun, 01 Feb 1998 20:15:06 -0800
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re: New V-10, Diesel, msc.

Easy folks, give them time, Ford will blow your doors off.

Remember every thing used to be flat heads and I bet there was talk like this
back then!

Dana

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 23:12:16 EST
From: Trs2000 aol.com
Subject: Re: Disc brake guide updated to cover 65-66

My truck is a 66 f100 2 wheel drive/ styleside.

It has a twin I beam suspension, front drum brakes and manual steering.

I'm looking to convert to power brakes & power steering by using boneyard
parts.

Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.


thanks trs2000

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Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 23:37:44 EST
From: FoMoCoNUT2 aol.com
Subject: Intierior Trim Restoration, kind of...

Well gang, I just got to a stopping poin, sort of, on some work I have been
doing on the 75 F100, The truck has been inside the garage here at the house
(defeating it''s purpose as a daily driver to save miles on the 96) Well to
make a long story short I had started ripping apart the cab for cleaning and
to get everything working as originaly advertised. In the proccess I thought I
would experiment on a few things. One for sure was trying to duplicate as
close as possible the chrome trim areas on the instrument facia. Well after a
very good cleaning and some small repairs, then using a plastic polish I got
the black surface area looking almost new again then a carefull masking which
took at least four hours itself, I used krylon Chrome silver.. and well... it
looks darn good. I have made the rounds at some wrecking yards latley and
bought two speedo clusters, two radios ( which turned out not to fit, but they
are now restored if anybody needs one for early 80 F series) and grabbed all
the wiring for the cab I could get my hands on, you know all the goodies, ash
tray light, glove box light etc etc.. anyway I have spent the weekend
cleaning, polishing and combining componets so that the old girl should look
pretty darn good when I put her back on the road this week. If anybody has or
knows of a 73 - 79 AM / FM Factory Ford Radio that is availible please let me
know. I really am not too perticular in thier condition as long as all pieces....


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