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fordtrucks61-79-digest Wednesday, February 4 1998 Volume 02 : Number 068



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In this issue:

RE: hood scoop [mcat epix.net]
extra! extra! read all about it 1999 f-series uncovered [ECampb5214 aol.c]
Slip Yoke.. [Brian ]
428 Flywheel [am14 chrysler.com]
Re: Need some advice ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Oil Feed tubes 292 heads [Jesus Cardoso ]
DO THEY OR DON"T THEY [FORD-TRUCK-70 webtv.net (RANDY D)]
Hesitation [am14 chrysler.com]
Mild RV Grind Cam [tfmf211 murphyfarms.com]
Re: Carb sizes ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
RE: extra! extra! read all about it 1999 f-series uncovered [Sleddog
7 Liters [am14 chrysler.com]
Re: carb size ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: 66 67 Ford 7 liters ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Stall! [Jason DiSalvo ]
Re: Door Panels [Keith Srb ]
Re: Torque Wrenching bolts... ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Stall! ["Bill Beyer" ]
Re: 460 balance ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: '68 390 2v to a 4v [marko helix.net (marko maryniak)]
Re: Slip Yoke.. ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Slip Yoke.. [Brian ]
373 gears [Bruce Hart ]
15 " rims with 3/4 ton front brakes [james oxley ]
Re: 15 " rims with 3/4 ton front brakes ["Gary, 78 BBB"
Re: Slip Yoke.. [John Pajak ]
Re: Slip Yoke.. ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
RE: 15 " rims with 3/4 ton front brakes [Sleddog ]

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 98 06:13:53 PST
From: mcat epix.net
Subject: RE: hood scoop

Joe,
I have one that is a take off from a 70 ranchero. The grills and
turn signals are with it. It is in primer from the car and was new but the
car was given up on. I`ll check the condition as Iput it away and haven`t
looked at it several yrs. Idont remember it being cracked but the grills
were dirty from sitting around in the guys shop were I got it from.
Garry
- --- On Tue, 03 Feb 1998 13:20:21 -0500 shoman p3.net wrote:

>Dear list
>maybe someone has one laying around or knows of one in a salvage yard
>I'm looking for a 69/70 Mustang Mach I hood scoop(the one with the
>turn signals in it) if you have it email me with a price...
>Joe
>68 f-100
>69 f-250
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Name: Garry
E-mail: mcat epix.net
Date: 2/4/98 Time: 6:13:54 AM

427 Fe powered 56 F-100 Wild by design
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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 07:43:08 EST
From: ECampb5214 aol.com
Subject: extra! extra! read all about it 1999 f-series uncovered

Hey all

Off-Road magazine just did a 3 page story bout the 99 heavy duty f-series.
Including pictures. it was some of the same lines as our 70-79 truckes. with
a grille that looks like nothing else, there s just to much to list. so go
get it its Off-Road magazine, and its got a red >bleep'in

ethan

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Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 07:49:51 -0500
From: Brian
Subject: Slip Yoke..

Well now that I've got the truck running...I need to get it moving!!
I need to know what I should look for in a driveshaft. The shop wants
$220.00 to build a new one, But only $75.00 to cut and balance one. I'm
not sure what year my tranny is, but I know its a C6. Most trucks I have
worked on were 4x4's. They don't use a slip yoke to the tranny. Do
2wheel drive trucks normally come with a slip yoke at the tranny ? Or do
I have a car tranny ?

Thanks for your advice and wisdom !!
Brian

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 08:47:57 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: 428 Flywheel

Jeff: I think if you find a 428 manual flywheel, you just might be the
luckiest person alive. Here is a "work-around" that is reliable. Take
a manual flywheel from any other FE engine (360/390' are the most
common) and your 428 auto flywheel to any reputable automotive machine
shop and tell them to balance the manual to the Auto. They should be
able to do this for $40. or less. ( I usually give $25. to get 460's
done, and they all should be approx the same.) Oh yes - the price I
give includes "surfacing" the manual also.

>>Unfortunately, I have a manual transmission.....guess the one for the
automatic won't work, eh?

Colorado Jeff

Good luck

Azie

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 08:51:22 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Need some advice

> From: "Nathan B."
> Subject: Need some advice
> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 23:27:24 CST

> couple of questions. I have a 76 F150 Ranger with a 360 and C6. It
> runs fine but the rust kind of has it beat. I have been looking at
> another truck for sale. It is a 70 F250 Sport Custom Camper
> Special. I havent drove it yet, but as far as the body there isnt
> hardly any rust to speak of. I was thinking of maybe selling my

When you guys go looking at trucks remember that prior to 73 ford
truck boxes had a two piece side which had a seam roughly in the
center running it entire length which was leaded at the factory and
tends to be one of the first places they rust. If rust is a concern
(and it should be) check this area very closely for cover up attempts
on trucks older than 73 :-)


Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 07:53:54 -0600 (CST)
From: Jesus Cardoso
Subject: Re: Oil Feed tubes 292 heads

On Wed, 4 Feb 1998 robineil juno.com wrote:

> I may be able to get what you need. I have a friend that has some 292
> parts and I will see if he has the tubes. I have a 63 F250 with the 292
> so I know exactly what you are talking about. Give me a couple of days
> to check it out. Do you need for boths heads or just one?


I need the one that goes to the head on the drivers side. Thank
you! Thank you! Thank you!


>
> On Tue, 3 Feb 1998 16:50:18 -0600 (CST) Jesus Cardoso
> writes:
> >Howdy!
> >
> > I am hoping someone can help me. For all those that are new
> >or
> >don't remember me, I have a 63 F100 LWB Flareside with a 292 Y-Block
> >and a
> >Warner T-87.
> >I am in need of the tube that feeds oil from the rocker
> >arm assembly to the lifter valley. (I think this the right description
> >for
> >it?!?!?) I have tried Obsolete, Don Carpenterr's, Kanter, and another
> >place that I can't remember the name to. Nobody had it or knew were
> >to
> >get it. I asked a couple of the machine shops here in town and no one
> >has
> >one.
> >Can anyone tell me were I can possibly find one or if anyone
> >has
> >one I would be willing to buy off of you. Has anyone ever had one
> >made or
> >machined?
> >
> >Thank You.
> >
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> >
> >Jesus Cardoso, a.k.a. Chuy
> >Graduate Research Assistant (Power System Automation Lab)
> >
> >Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
> >College Station, TX 77843-3128
> >w: 409-845-4623, h: 409-775-0737, fax: 845-6259
> >Personal Address: P.O. Box 2214, College Station, TX
> >77841-2214
> >e-mail: cardoso ee.tamu.edu, url: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://ee.tamu.edu/~cardoso
> >
> >
>
> >
> >
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Jesus Cardoso, a.k.a. Chuy
Graduate Research Assistant (Power System Automation Lab)
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3128
w: 409-845-4623, h: 409-775-0737, fax: 845-6259
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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 09:07:20 -0500
From: FORD-TRUCK-70 webtv.net (RANDY D)
Subject: DO THEY OR DON"T THEY

JUST A SIMPLE QUESTION DID FORD
MAKE A 4X4 SWB IN 1967 TO 1972
THANKS FOR ANY REPLY

LOVE MY TRUCK RANDY

1970 SWB
F100 2WD
351W
4 SPEED
LOOKING FOR C6 AUTO

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 09:18:28 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: Hesitation

Dr ,Hess writes:>> It has a serious hesitation or stumble when you
first press down on the gas pedal from a standing start.

Dr hess let me say 1st that of all your titles in your signature block,
none are more important than "Father & Husband". I admire anyone who
has the determination and drive it takes to be a PhD, but the
importance of "fatherhood and Husband are unsurpassed.

Now to your problem! A classic case of either one of two things:
accelerator pump too lean and vacuum advance not functioning properly.
Since you are already working on the carburators accelerator pump I
asumme you knew that one. With the ignition off, look down the throat
of the carb and fully open the butterfly. You should see a very good
stream of raw gas being expelled into the throttle bores through small
tubes. If the stream is not good then most likely this is your
problem. (I know you said you have a new/rebuilt carb, but check it
out) I've found that the accelerator pumps tend not to operate
correctly on lots of carbs just out of the box. If the problem
persists, then make sure your vacuum lines are correct, and test the
vacuum diaphram on the dist. for leaks and proper operation.

Keep us posted and we can help you out. (I think we can anyway).

Azie

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 9:13:33 +0000
From: tfmf211 murphyfarms.com
Subject: Mild RV Grind Cam

>marko in vancouver
>marko helix.net
>
>p.s. while I was at it I put a mild rv grind cam in my truck and it works
>fine with the Holley 600 (well, as well as you can expect from a Holley!).


I feel a little stupid here, but what is a "mild rv grind". Since I'm=20
tearing
stuff down I may consider the cam upgrade.

Thanks,

-Ted

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 09:29:21 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Carb sizes

> From: "Harry Jennings"
> Subject: Re: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #66
> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 15:37:17 PST

> For the Ford 390 it says that 810 CFM are needed for max power. If I
> were you I would go with a 750.

I hope you guys are understanding that this is at 7k rpm, not 1800??
How many of us will be running 7k rpm? My 460 has a 600 on it and
gets up to 90 pretty easily but is only running about 3k rpm and in
second which is how I usually get to 90 it's only running about 4800
- - 4900 rpm, 5k tops. Personally I don't want to go much faster than
that on the high way. I've run Ply****h's with 318's and single
barrel carbs you could hardly get your fingers into at 100 mph with
room to spare. CFM? Lots less than 600 I can assure you.

Now if you have typical 3.50 gears with 235 tires (as above) the rpms
will be higher, 3800 in high and 5700 - 5800 in second. Now we are
approaching a need for a 750 or larger carb..............:-)

A mostly stock engine can't flow that much air no matter what carb
you put on it so the big holes in the top of the engine just make
metering much harder to control which is where all the huge flat
spots just off idle usually come from with big carbs. This very
problem is what prompted the VV carb but it's too hard to keep
properly balanced so has it's own problems. Most European cars and
virtually all motorcycles have VV carbs of one type or another to
keep them crisp at all rpms. The next closest thing is the metering
rod type carb like Edlebrock and Rochester. Holleys are just holes
in the top of the engine IMHO but work very well at 7k rpm :-)


Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 10:04:24 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: extra! extra! read all about it 1999 f-series uncovered

still doesn't look as beautiful as the 53-56 and 73-79 fords.

sleddog

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From: ECampb5214 aol.com[SMTP:ECampb5214 aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 1998 7:43 AM
To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
Subject: extra! extra! read all about it 1999 f-series uncovered

Hey all

Off-Road magazine just did a 3 page story bout the 99 heavy duty f-series.
Including pictures. it was some of the same lines as our 70-79 truckes. with
a grille that looks like nothing else, there s just to much to list. so go
get it its Off-Road magazine, and its got a red >bleep'in

ethan





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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 10:23:43 -0500
From: am14 chrysler.com
Subject: 7 Liters

Dennis writes:>>Refresh my memory on this one, and I want to say the
66-67, Ford sedans that were designated as 7 Liter models. Do you
remember anything on this. I remember it had to do with something
about the motor, but you can tell all of us about that.

With my memory, I'm surprised anyone asking me to "Refresh" their
memory, but here goes anyway.

7 liter was used in '66/'67 to designate the 428cid offering in a
personalized luxry version of the 2dr hardtop Galaxie. Robert Mitchum
(Gosh that name sounds awfully familiar) says it was also a designator
for some 427 offerings, as well as some convertibles. I don't doubt
it, but was not aware of the 427 ever being referred to by FOMOCO as 7
liter, nor of the convertible offering. It was a very swift car for
its 5000# weight. Had all the luxury features offered in its day. I
would consider ir a "Collectable", and would love to own one.

Azie

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 10:41:24 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: carb size

> From: GEGK00A prodigy.com ( DAN LEE)
> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 00:32:33, -0500
> Subject: Re: carb size

> VE is Volumetric Efficiency. It is the ratio of the volumne of fuel-
> air mixture to the volume of the a cylinder in one cycle. It will be
> one at low RPM and may increase to 1+ at mid RPM due to tuning of
> manifolds and headers. At high RPM VE will decrease. The cam
> duration and overlap also contributes to VE.

Exactly and the reason is that the torque peak of an engine is
theoretically the place where it achieves highest volumetric
efficiency. The point where you are burning the most fuel mix at the
highest cylinder pressure per cycle is going to pruduce the most push
against the pistion top which in turn is going to produce the most
force against the crank throw which is what torque is.

This point is almost always the point in the rpm range where the
engine is pulling in as much mix per cycle as can be done with any
given setup. The trick for max torque is to have a carb which will
not hinder this process. For max power you also need more flow at
higher rpms since, even though efficiency goes down, mix flow through
the carb goes up due to more cycles in the same time frame so we have
to have something larger than just for max torque which happens at a
lower rpm.........

> recommend 'smalled is better'. If you ever want to pull a boat up a
> boat ramp, you need excellent throttle response. Throttle response

Throttle response can only be improved with improved "Metering" which
is what suffers when you put big carbs on little engines. Smaller
venturies improve the response time through greater sensitivity to
small changes in pressure for better metering control which is why
the spread bore is probably the next best thing to injection for
efficiency........:-) (All truckers should be running spreadbores
IMNSHO)

Right on Dan! :-)

Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 10:56:54 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: 66 67 Ford 7 liters

> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 22:04:05 -0600
> From: "Dennis K. Austin"
> Subject: Re: 66 67 Ford 7 liters

> Azie,
> Refresh my memory on this one, and I want to say the 66-67, Ford
> sedans that were designated as 7 Liter models. Do you remember
> anything on this. I remember it had to do with something about the
> motor, but you can tell all of us about that.

7 liters is roughly 420 CuIn so could be either the 427, 428 or 429
which came out in 68 as I recall?? 406 was earlier and 410....??

Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 11:24:31 -0500
From: Jason DiSalvo
Subject: Stall!

Hi guys, I have a 1994 F150 with a V8-305 5L engine. It is automatic. I
have a problem, every time I shift into Reverse from Drive the truck stalls
out. If I am in park and go in reverse the truck is fine. It hesitates
before it stalls then just shuts off? Any Ideas?

- -Jason DiSAlvo
disalvo tco.com

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Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 09:58:16 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Re: Door Panels

Just for the heck of it I called a Ford Dealer near work. You can still get Door Panels for 73-79 Pickups. You can get any color you want as long as it is black. List price $316.00 EACH. I could buy them for $250.00 EACH. OUCH.


Just thought you might want to know.


Later




At 06:06 PM 2/3/98 -0800, you wrote:

>> That may have been me. I recently posted about

>>a company called Coverlay. You can find them on the web at:

>>

>>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.coverlaymfg.com

>>

>>

>>Hope this helps,

>>

>>Mike

>

> They look to be priced the same as the JCW catalog $192.00 a pair. My

>God, Why so much for ABS? If the Door panels I'm making for the '76 F350

>come out too stupid looking I may go for these. They do carry arm rest at

>$50.30 ea

> The door panels come with new padded arm rest so I guess that accounts

>for $100.00 of the total price. Dash covers for $83.60. After seeing the

>price of the arm rest, I figured a dash cover was going to be a couple

>hundred.

> Thanks Mike. This does look like the place to get this stuff. I just may

>do it that way, so I'll bookmark the address.

> Their mailing address is 4017 Hwy 67 N, San Angelo, TX 76905. Anyone

>around there know about this place?

>

>

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1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi
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1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.

1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, Camper Special, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long
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1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Model 1100 1bbl carb, Oil Bath Air
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Wheels!"




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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 12:09:39 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Torque Wrenching bolts...

> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 22:03:33 -0600
> From: "Dennis K. Austin"
> Subject: Re: Torque Wrenching bolts...

> I know we went over this... but will you guys with a manual for the
> please tell me what numbers are required for the bolts on the
> pressure plate, the bell housing to block, and if the 435 tranny to
> bellhousing bolts need torque?

You should get the correct spec for the pressure plate but the bell
housing and tranny to bellhousing aren't as important IMHO. 5/16
grade 8's are good for about 25#, 3/8 about 40#, 7/16 maybe 55# in
general but the clutch pressure plate will be where it can do some
damage if the bolts come out or break so I'd get the spec and just
get the others tight by feel if you can't find a spec on them.

All bolts have a spec at the factory, it's just not always published
for every bolt in the vehicle.

Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 10:02:20 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: Stall!

I think you mean a 302. It sounds like like something EEC related. If
you're under 50K I would suggest you take it to a Ford dealer since there's
a good chance it's covered under the 5 yr/50K emissions warranty, even if
you're not the original owner.

- ----------
> From: Jason DiSalvo
> To: fordtrucks61-79 ListService.net
> Subject: Stall!
> Date: Wednesday, February 04, 1998 8:24 AM
>
> Hi guys, I have a 1994 F150 with a V8-305 5L engine. It is automatic. I
> have a problem, every time I shift into Reverse from Drive the truck
stalls
> out. If I am in park and go in reverse the truck is fine. It hesitates
> before it stalls then just shuts off? Any Ideas?
>
> -Jason DiSAlvo
> disalvo tco.com
>
>
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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 13:27:45 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: 460 balance

> From: "Dave Walbeck"
> Subject: A possible new truck and other replies
> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 20:38:34 PST

> (might be a simple fix?). Gary, on the article you were talking
> about did they mean the sleeve that rides inside the seal and spaces
> the front pulley out. If that's the one I know that at least from

That's the one alright. Apparently that's the only thing they
change? How about the flex plate/flywheel and front damper? I only
mess with early 460's so won't ever run into this and to fix that you
only have to change the crank anyway to use neutral flywheels and
dampers. The rest of the engine couldn't care less..........

Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 10:43:45 -0800
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: '68 390 2v to a 4v

>> Thanks for the input.
>>
>> While I'm at it should I replace the pushrods with new ones?
>>
>> If I use the old ones, is it location specific when reinstalling them. I
>> know
>> some parts seat to each other. I guess if I mark everything while
>> disassembling I can't go wrong. I guess this would be a good time
>> to clean the rocker arm assy. up as well.
>>
>> As far as the carb goes, I was going to use a Holley. Holley
>> recommended a model 0-80508 750 with vacuum secondaries w/
>> an electric choke. After reading some comments about the Holleys
>> on this list I'm not sure if it is the right thing to use. Any
>> recommendations?
>>

Ted:

No need to replace the pushrods unless they're rusted or bent. YOu should
bear in mind that they come in three different lengths I think, being stock
spec, short, and long. Your engine will have all of one kind, i.e. all
long, all short, or all stock spec. If you replace them you shud use the
same length. If you mill your heads you may need to go shorter.

The Hollety should be fine. 750 CFM seems like a lot though. You might be
better off using an Edelbrock or Carter carb as they are quite reliable.
Unless
you can find an Autolite 4100 of course.


marko

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 12:17:55 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Slip Yoke..

> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 07:49:51 -0500
> From: Brian
> Subject: Slip Yoke..

> Well now that I've got the truck running...I need to get it
> moving!! I need to know what I should look for in a driveshaft. The
> shop wants $220.00 to build a new one, But only $75.00 to cut and
> balance one. I'm not sure what year my tranny is, but I know its a
> C6. Most trucks I have worked on were 4x4's. They don't use a slip
> yoke to the tranny. Do 2wheel drive trucks normally come with a slip
> yoke at the tranny ? Or do I have a car tranny ?

C-6's coming out of a truck with two piece drive shaft will not have
a slip yoke at the tranny nor will 4x4's but 2wd trucks and cars all
do. I've gone to the junk yard and picked up cores to make drive
shafts out of for projects and did the cutting and welding myself but
they never quite come out balanced and getting them straight is
tricky too. All C-6's have the same slip spline output shaft that
use that type so any shaft from a C-6 application using the
slip spline at the tranny should serve as a core to make one from.

If you pick one up at a junk yard check for wear grooves on the outer
surface where the seal rides and when you get home slip in on to
check for excessive slop before spending money on the mods. If it
wobbles around in the tranny it may just be the bushing in the tail
shaft or the yoke could be too badly worn. I'd change the bushing
and seal just as a precaution and then check the fit.

Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 14:25:59 -0500
From: Brian
Subject: Re: Slip Yoke..

Did pick one up from the junkyard today...$30.00 bucks, took it to the
drive shaft shop and they inspected it. Said it needed a new tube
because of a few dents. So I paid the price to have heavier metal tubing
and a new end for the rear...$150.00 later and I'm almost ready to test
drive !!
Last thing to do is run new tranny lines and adapt the linkage, getting
so close to the test drive.
One more question though...should the modulator valve on the tranny be
hooked up to the carb vacuum or should I use a port in the intake ??

Brian

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Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 15:33:48 -0500
From: Bruce Hart
Subject: 373 gears

Marko,do you know of any wrecking yards on the west coast that would
have 373 or 370 gears for an 85 E150,9"rearend.My brother is looking for
a set and he lives in Nanaimo and can't find any there and its a long
way from Ontario to ship them if I find them here.Any help would be
appreciated.Thanks-Bruce Hart

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Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 15:56:12 -0800
From: james oxley
Subject: 15 " rims with 3/4 ton front brakes

Hey all

Is there anyway possible to use 15" rims (8 lug) with 3/4 ton front
brakes. Is there special backspacing/caliper grinding required or is it
totally out of the question??

Thanks

OX

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 16:01:53 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: 15 " rims with 3/4 ton front brakes

> Date: Wed, 04 Feb 1998 15:56:12 -0800
> From: james oxley
> Subject: 15 " rims with 3/4 ton front brakes

> Is there anyway possible to use 15" rims (8 lug) with 3/4 ton
> front
> brakes. Is there special backspacing/caliper grinding required or is
> it totally out of the question??

I used them on my 73 E-300 with drum brakes but can't say about
disk's sorry. I've read articles about these on newer trucks and
they claim to have to grind a little here and there but that's with
cast wheels. I think with steel wheels you may be ok but not sure.

DANG! that was helpful Eh?

Where's Murphy when
you really need him??

- -- Gary --

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 13:01:56 -0800 (PST)
From: John Pajak
Subject: Re: Slip Yoke..

- ---"Gary, 78 BBB" wrote:
C-6's coming out of a truck with two piece drive shaft will not have
a slip yoke at the tranny nor will 4x4's but 2wd trucks and cars all
do.

>>Gary, my 75 F100 and my 74 F100 parts truck both have 2 piece
drivehafts and both have slip yokes at the transmissions! Both are
360/C6 2WD.........go figure :)

===
John Pajak JSPajak rocketmail.com
Lexington Park, Maryland http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.tripod.com/~JSPajak

75 F100 LWB styleside 360/C6 2WD
68 Fairlane station wagon 351W/FMX (was 302/C4)


_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 16:17:26 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Slip Yoke..

> Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 13:01:56 -0800 (PST)
> From: John Pajak
> Subject: Re: Slip Yoke..

> >>Gary, my 75 F100 and my 74 F100 parts truck both have 2 piece
> drivehafts and both have slip yokes at the transmissions! Both are
> 360/C6 2WD.........go figure :)

To be honest I've never seen a C-6 with any other type. Even the 4x4
version has a short tail shaft that "slips" into the transfer case so
even it doesn't really have a bolted yoke, the transfer case does.

I forgot what you were doing now? Ok, it wasn't you it was Brian,
just went and checked my deleted mail but still not sure what Brian
did to need a new drive shaft. Old age I guess..........:-(

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

- -- Gary Peters --

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Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 17:02:07 -0500
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: 15 " rims with 3/4 ton front brakes

can't say as to how it was done, but i have seen it done a few times. my
buddy said he could tell me how to do it when i was talking about
converting my f150 to 1 ton axles and wanted to still use my tires i had.....


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