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61-79-list Digest Thu, 14 Sep 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 246

In This Issue:
Re: Cheater Bars
Re: I have some great beachfront property in Arizona
Re: Thermostat question
Re: Tightening 79 F150 4x4 Front Wheel Bearings
Re: I have some great beachfront property in
No heat suggestion - swap the hoses
Re: No heat suggestion - swap the hoses
Plastic interior door panels from LMC catalog
Re: No heat suggestion - swap the hoses
Re: October 4-Whl&Off-Rd, Thermostat question
Re: Plastic interior door panels from LMC catalog
Onan Generator
390 motor
Re: 390 motor
Re: No heat suggestion - swap the hoses
Re: Cheater Bars
Re: Onan Generator
Re: 390 motor
OK I think I goofed  (bought 78 F250 XLT auction)  HELP
Re: OK I think I goofed  (bought 78 F250 XLT aucti
Re: Plastic interior door panels from LMC catalog
All this non truck talk! Lets talk '66 F100!
Need help with 61 F-250 4x4
Re: All this non truck talk! Lets talk '66 F100!
Re: Need help with 61 F-250 4x4
Re: Onan Generator
Re: All this non truck talk! Lets talk '66 F100!
vernacular
Re: Onan Generator

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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 18:51:19 EDT
Subject: Re: Cheater Bars

In a message dated 9/14/00 1:08:26 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
jlagrone ford-trucks.com writes:

<< Now John, I think we all know the cause ... 6 lugs can mean one of several
things,
> but we all know it means it wasn't a Ford ;) >>

I know of a few 65 or so F-350's that are six lug.......

Darrell & Tweety

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Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 18:41:24 -0700
From: Greg <greg gregster.com>
Subject: Re: I have some great beachfront property in Arizona



Ken Payne wrote:
<snip>

>
>
> fanĚtaĚsy
>   n., pl. fanĚtaĚsies.
> 1.The creative imagination; unrestrained fancy. See Synonyms at imagination.

<snip>
*Creative* imagination ... That's how we got what we have in the world today. Someone had to imagine (think about how to build it) something before it could become a reality.  Otherwise, we would still be in the stone age with no Ford trucks to drive!

Gregster

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From: "Alexander or Karen Cline" <cline4 earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: Thermostat question
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 19:54:58 -0400


I have also had my truck over heat this past winter in Alaska at 43 below zero, with a 460 and a small radiator cover.
Alex
79 F-250 Custom Supercab


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From: "Serian" <serian mailandnews.com>
Subject: Re: Tightening 79 F150 4x4 Front Wheel Bearings
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 20:49:52 -0400

> The culprit that is keeping you from removing the out side gear
> is a small external snap ring. It resides in the hub it self (not the
> locking hub which is what your trying to remove)

Yep ... it sits in a groove, and if that is full of grease, its hard to
find that snap ring.   One other thing of note:  You will need a
special socket to get the hub nut off and/or adjust the tightness
of the wheel bearings - you can get one of these sockets at most
auto parts stores.
The nut that holds on the hub and rotor assembly is circular, with
four little notches in the outside - it won't come off properly without
that specific 4x4 hub nut socket.


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Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 21:00:33 -0400
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: I have some great beachfront property in


><snip>
>*Creative* imagination ... That's how we got what we have in the world today. Someone had to imagine (think about how to build it) something before it could become a reality.  Otherwise, we would still be in the stone age with no Ford trucks to drive!

True.  But the magic carb, water engine and magnetic Model T are pure myth.

Ken



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Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 22:55:39 -0400
From: David Wadson <wadsond air.on.ca>
Subject: No heat suggestion - swap the hoses

One of the numerous posts on the heater problems and having hoses hooked up
properly jogged my memory to a similar experience I had. I could never
quite visualize the reason why, but the way the heater hoses are hooked up
makes a difference in the operation of the heater core. If you have the
hoses reversed, you won't get heat out of the thing. I always had trouble
comprehending how simply having the coolant flowing through the heater core
in the opposite direction could prevent it from heating the air blowing by
it but it does...

Also, I found that putting in a brand new heater core can make a big
difference and the only difference there looks to be between a high output
core and the regular core is the length of it. Either one will fit in the
standard heater housing but it's worth the extra few bucks for the larger
core. My 4x4 really spits out the heat since I dropped the new core in -
I'm almost looking forward to winter. :-) Almost....though...I'm not sure
how well the block heater works in this truck. :-)

Is it just me or do you get a lot of heat radiating up from the exhaust
into the metal floor of the truck? My other two trucks had/have carpet on
the floor and I never really noticed. The 4x4 doesn't have carpet and I
could probably cooking  eggs on the floor when I'm driving...


David Wadson - wadsond air.on.ca
"PS1" - 79 F100 ...ground into a million pieces.
"PS2" - 78 F100 ...currently alive and kicking.
"PS3" - 79 F150 4x4 ...now what have I gotten myself into...
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada



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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 00:00:59 EDT
Subject: Re: No heat suggestion - swap the hoses

In a message dated 9/14/00 7:51:29 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
wadsond air.on.ca writes:


<< Is it just me or do you get a lot of heat radiating up from the exhaust
into the metal floor of the truck? My other two trucks had/have carpet on
the floor and I never really noticed. The 4x4 doesn't have carpet and I
could probably cooking  eggs on the floor when I'm driving...

>>

My guess is you have an auto matic.  Those put off a lot of heat.  The F-350
my old boss used to pull a bachoe had a C-6 that routinely got so hot it
would melt any plastic left on the floorboard.  Thank goodness for synthetic
tranny fluid....

Darrell & Tweety

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From: "Garrett Nelson" <garrettnelson writeme.com>
Subject: Plastic interior door panels from LMC catalog
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 00:00:44 -0500


They show some pretty close to what I want for my 66, but in the catalog there is NOTHING listed for 66's that covers the entire door. They show one that only covers the top third, but that's not what I want. The plastic ones that cover the entire door are listed for 1967 and for 68-72. Would the 67 panels fit? What is the difference?

---Garrett www.1966ford.com


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From: "G & J Boling" <flash1 alltel.net>
Subject: Re: No heat suggestion - swap the hoses
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 03:05:29 -0400

the way the heater hoses are hooked up
> makes a difference in the operation of the heater core. If you have the
> hoses reversed, you won't get heat out of the thing.
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heaters are Non Directional if it made a difference on which way the hoses
were hooked up it mustve been because of a partial plugging of the system in
it
onmy 79 f 100 i tried using the high output heater core and it would not fit
into the standard core box in it
gordon


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Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 01:05:26 -0700
From: John Lord <thelord home.com>
Subject: Re: October 4-Whl&Off-Rd, Thermostat question

Over here on the West coast of Canada (Victoria BC), after spending all summer
trying to contend with what i would call a minor overheating problem (trying to
keep my propane engine at 160 deg running at 13 to 1 compression) now that i
have found a solution i find that the temperature dips down to a blustery 15 deg
C, in the evening and my engine wont go up to 150 (i have a really neat
thermostat). giving me the feeling that if i actually see snow this year, and we
usually get 3 days worth on the ground. I just might have to cover some of my
rad / oil cooler assy, and on the coldest of days actually buy another ice
scraper because it seems i loose them under my seat due to lack of use.

"Shynkaruk, Steve" wrote:

> Hey all. I've been a list lurker for some time and finally feel there is a
> topic I can confidently comment on. I used to live on the prairies in Canada
> ( now in Dallas ) and I consistently covered my grill with what we called a
> weather front. Now there are companies, Lund I believe, that make custom
> inserts for the grill so that it doesn't look like you've hung a blanket on
> the front of your truck. I'm soooo glad I have to worry about cooling now
> instead trying to keep the thing warm !!
>
> Steve Shynkaruk
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Beyer [mailto:bbeyer99 home.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 09:35 AM
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [61-79-list] Re: October 4-Whl&Off-Rd, Thermostat question
>
> Anyplace where the weather gets that cold it's a very good idea to cover the
> front of the radiator to prevent airflow through it. If you live in
> Fairbanks then I'm sure they sell covers for the grill of the truck there, I
> can't remember what they're called off hand, but you can find them at the
> parts stores. They're usually made of vinyl and they're not just there for
> looks. In sub freezing weather your radiator will dissipate more than enough
> heat without any airflow through it and the engine will run warmer and the
> heater will function better.
>
> "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, riddle them with bullets"
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Raymond Christensen" <rchristn ptialaska.net>
> To: <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 11:58 PM
> Subject: [61-79-list] October 4-Whl&Off-Rd, Thermostat question
>
> > In the 'October 4-Whl&Off-Rd' issue, the 'Winter Preparedness' article
> > states, "Many people install a 180- or 160-degree thermostat to improve
> > performance. However, in cold weather your radiator won't be able to
> > retain enough heat to allow the engine to come up to temperature, let
> > alone work the heater. . . ." I'm a bit flummoxed. Are they saying to
> > put in a colder thermostat to get the engine temperature up? This might
> > be obvious to you experts, but I haven't got a clue. Anyone know the
> > recommended thermostat for my truck?
> >
> > I purchased my 79 F150 with 300 I-6 two years ago and have froze both
> > Fairbanks winters.  I run a 195-degree thermostat as did the previous
> > owner. I have had the system flushed, switched heater hoses (they were
> > backwards in the beginning), and tested/changed the thermostat four
> > times during my ownership.
> >
> > The heater works just fine down to say zero to +10F degrees keeping the
> > cab plenty warm. However, get below zero degrees (remember, I'm in
> > Fairbanks) and it is a different story. If it gets to -25 or lower the
> > heater is blowing luke warm air and the engine temperature doesn't even
> > get up to the "normal" range.
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From: TBeeee aol.com
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 04:37:15 EDT
Subject: Re: Plastic interior door panels from LMC catalog

Garrett:

  The 67 door panels will not fit your 66.

Thom
1967 F-Series Registry
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Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 08:24:19 -0500
From: Doss Halsey <halsey isl-inc.com>
Subject: Onan Generator

Folks,

I went ahead and bought another truck. Am I hooked or what? This one is a
'71 F250 Camper Special. It has (almost) all the goodies: FE motor, ps,
power disk brakes, dual tanks, toolbox in bed, and the piece de resistance:
a 2500 W Onan motor generator mounted under the hood on the driver's side
on a special inner fender. The Onan literature is still in the glove box.

I am curious about this motor generator. If anyone knows anything about
them I would love to hear it; such as how rare are they? How many trucks
were produced with this option? How much are they worth, i.e. could I sell
the motor generator for enough to finance the rest of the restoration?

Also, the new acquisiton has 16" split rims. Suggestions on wheels/tires?

Thanks,

Doss Halsey
'68 F250 Camper Special, Ranger, 390, NP435, ps
'71 F250 Camper Special, Sport Custom, 360, C-6, ps, pb, generator


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Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 08:59:38 -0500
From: Doss Halsey <halsey isl-inc.com>
Subject: 390 motor

Folks,

Since I finished the rebuild of my 390 about a year ago, I have been
thinking that perhaps I screwed up. I got the 390 core out of a '72 pickup.
I told the machinist it was a '72. He chose parts accordingly. I put a 4V
manifold on it and a Holley 4V. The output is just not very impressive. I
blame the choice of pistons and the RV cam.

I have researched various years of 390s in Steve Christ's book. It seems
that the piston compression height was reduced in '72, dropping the
compression ratio from 10.5:1 to 8.6:1 (by my calculations). I am thinking
about tearing into it again when I swap engines in the two trucks. I would
appreciate recommendations on pistons (and cams for that matter).
Conventional wisdom seems to say that CRs over 9:1 are prone to detonation.
Steve Christ says that these engines, even at the stock 10.5:1 are not
prone to detonation. Are pistons available for various CRs to in effect
choose my own CR? Advice?

BTW, the heads are D2TE AA with hardened exhaust valve seats installed.

Doss Halsey



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From: "wish" <wish ford-trucks.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 12:51:57 GMT
Subject: Re: 390 motor

>Conventional wisdom seems to say that CRs over 9:1 are prone to detonation.

>Steve Christ says that these engines, even at the stock 10.5:1 are not
>prone to detonation.

Well in this case I wouldn't put too much stock in Christ's view of things ...
I've got a fairly beefy cam and such, yet still have a lot of ping with any
amount of timing advance over about 8° and that's probably with just under
10:1 compression.

> Are pistons available for various CRs to in effect
>choose my own CR? Advice?

There are some available, but it seems like your choices are 8.6, 9.5, 10, 10.5,
11, 11.2 ... and up from there ... that was from my machinist, there may be
a 9:1 available from another source I didn't look too hard, and that would probably
be my recommendation ...

>BTW, the heads are D2TE AA with hardened exhaust valve seats installed.
>

That's what I'm runnin as well.

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4   6.4L
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From: "wish" <wish ford-trucks.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 12:54:08 GMT
Subject: Re: No heat suggestion - swap the hoses

>Is it just me or do you get a lot of heat radiating up from the exhaust
>into the metal floor of the truck? My other two trucks had/have carpet on
>the floor and I never really noticed. The 4x4 doesn't have carpet and I
>could probably cooking  eggs on the floor when I'm driving...
>

Wow, the floors on my truck got warm, but never hot ... unless I directed the
heat at my foot ... then my foot got hot :)  how close is your exhaust running
to the floorboard ?   Long tube headers ?   Those all add up to it a bit ...
the tune of the truck may also affect the heat (Big Ol' Truck ? :)  ...
Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4   6.4L
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From: "wish" <wish ford-trucks.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 12:55:05 GMT
Subject: Re: Cheater Bars



>Yes 6 not 8.  The f250 class still had the 8 lug, but, believe it or not, the

>heavier F350 class actually had only 6 lugs!
>

Cool, learn something new every day ... and since I learned something I guess
that means I can go home now right ?   Thanks for settin me straight.

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4   6.4L
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From: "Southerland, Rich" <rsouther alldata.com>
Subject: Re: Onan Generator
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 06:57:51 -0700

I have no idea on the value, but I had never heard of this before.  How
cool!  I'd sure try and keep it if I were you...

-----Original Message-----
From: Doss Halsey [mailto:halsey isl-inc.com]
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2000 6:24 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [61-79-list] Onan Generator


Folks,

I went ahead and bought another truck. Am I hooked or what? This one is a
'71 F250 Camper Special. It has (almost) all the goodies: FE motor, ps,
power disk brakes, dual tanks, toolbox in bed, and the piece de resistance:
a 2500 W Onan motor generator mounted under the hood on the driver's side
on a special inner fender. The Onan literature is still in the glove box.

I am curious about this motor generator. If anyone knows anything about
them I would love to hear it; such as how rare are they? How many trucks
were produced with this option? How much are they worth, i.e. could I sell
the motor generator for enough to finance the rest of the restoration?

Also, the new acquisiton has 16" split rims. Suggestions on wheels/tires?

Thanks,

Doss Halsey
'68 F250 Camper Special, Ranger, 390, NP435, ps
'71 F250 Camper Special, Sport Custom, 360, C-6, ps, pb, generator


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From: "Michael" <danger csolutions.net>
Subject: Re: 390 motor
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 08:20:02 -0700

   Yes, your local machinist should be able to help you select the piston
with CR of your choice. I would suggest setting your timing at about 7 or 8
degrees advance and climbing a long steep hill with cheep fuel in your tanks
(not premium). See if you can get your current configuration to ping under
load at low RPM's & low throttle opening before you bump up the CR.

   What kind of intake manifold did you use? What kind of carburetor
(Holley #)? Are you driving the truck at or near sea level? If not at sea
level, has the carb been adjusted for altitude?

Michael
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.csolutions.net/myth/ford/



> Folks,
>
> Since I finished the rebuild of my 390 about a year ago, I have been
> thinking that perhaps I screwed up. I got the 390 core out of a '72
pickup.
> I told the machinist it was a '72. He chose parts accordingly. I put a 4V
> manifold on it and a Holley 4V. The output is just not very impressive. I
> blame the choice of pistons and the RV cam.
>
> I have researched various years of 390s in Steve Christ's book. It seems
> that the piston compression height was reduced in '72, dropping the
> compression ratio from 10.5:1 to 8.6:1 (by my calculations). I am thinking
> about tearing into it again when I swap engines in the two trucks. I would
> appreciate recommendations on pistons (and cams for that matter).
> Conventional wisdom seems to say that CRs over 9:1 are prone to
detonation.
> Steve Christ says that these engines, even at the stock 10.5:1 are not
> prone to detonation. Are pistons available for various CRs to in effect
> choose my own CR? Advice?
>
> BTW, the heads are D2TE AA with hardened exhaust valve seats installed.
>
> Doss Halsey
>
>
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From: "Dawn Chere" <dawnchere ados.com>
Subject: OK I think I goofed  (bought 78 F250 XLT auction)  HELP
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 08:46:43 -0700

OK a few weeks ago I bought a 78 F100 at a towing auction. Mostly got her
running will come back to her in a later post.  Well while we were there
yesterday my husband pointed out the simularities between this truck and
what we were wanting originally.  As well as how much this truck looked like
mine. . .
Long story short he went to look at something else and I thought he wanted
me to buy it well I won the bidding at $225.

Now the fun part. . . I thought he had checked it out since he wanted me to
buy it. . . he having no intention haddened.

Not only was the left rear wheel missing but I think some of the axle parts
are too according to the Ford Chiltons book  Also there's no distributor or
battery . . . I now have until 5 pm to get my truck out of the lot or I
loose my money, my truck, and can never go to the auction again.

I let you know how I do or if I call a tow truck <G>.  At least my other
truck was able to move under its own power after I but a battery and did
some minor adjustments in it.

I'm going to have to pick your guys' and gals' brains alot this is my first
truck let alone my first Ford (other than a Mustang).

Dawn Chere in Oregon
'78 F 100
'78 F 250 XLT


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From: "Southerland, Rich" <rsouther alldata.com>
Subject: Re: OK I think I goofed  (bought 78 F250 XLT aucti
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 08:49:23 -0700

Sounds like if nothing else, you got yourself a parts truck.

Don't mess around trying to get it out of the yard under it's own power.
Just have it towed home so you can work on it in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Perhaps the tow yard will cut you a break...

-----Original Message-----
From: Dawn Chere [mailto:dawnchere ados.com]
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2000 8:47 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [61-79-list] OK I think I goofed (bought 78 F250 XLT auction)
HELP


OK a few weeks ago I bought a 78 F100 at a towing auction. Mostly got her
running will come back to her in a later post.  Well while we were there
yesterday my husband pointed out the simularities between this truck and
what we were wanting originally.  As well as how much this truck looked like
mine. . .
Long story short he went to look at something else and I thought he wanted
me to buy it well I won the bidding at $225.

Now the fun part. . . I thought he had checked it out since he wanted me to
buy it. . . he having no intention haddened.

Not only was the left rear wheel missing but I think some of the axle parts
are too according to the Ford Chiltons book  Also there's no distributor or
battery . . . I now have until 5 pm to get my truck out of the lot or I
loose my money, my truck, and can never go to the auction again.

I let you know how I do or if I call a tow truck <G>.  At least my other
truck was able to move under its own power after I but a battery and did
some minor adjustments in it.

I'm going to have to pick your guys' and gals' brains alot this is my first
truck let alone my first Ford (other than a Mustang).

Dawn Chere in Oregon
'78 F 100
'78 F 250 XLT

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From: "Garrett Nelson" <garrettnelson writeme.com>
Subject: Re: Plastic interior door panels from LMC catalog
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 11:16:26 -0500


What are the differences? I am fine with drilling, grinding, welding, etc. I love modifying things.

---Garrett www.1966ford.com


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 Sent: Friday, September 15, 2000 3:37 AM
 Subject: [61-79-list] Re: Plastic interior door panels from LMC catalog


 Garrett:

    The 67 door panels will not fit your 66.

 Thom
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From: "Dutch." <dutchman esatclear.ie>
Subject: All this non truck talk! Lets talk '66 F100!
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 18:58:51 +0100

Hey folks! There's too much talk goin' on about stuff that isn't Ford truck
talk. It's getting too tedious and it's drivin' potential contributors away.
I'm sure talk about government conspiracies etc. has it's place somewhere
but this list is not the place.
I hope to upgrade to power steering on my '66 F100 352 cu in long bed. It
has three on the tree tranny. What stuff will I need to do this conversion
and where would you recommend I get this stuff. I'm in Ireland so any info
would be appreciated.


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Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 14:03:31 -0400
From: Joe <shoman p3.net>
Subject: Need help with 61 F-250 4x4

Group

what axles can i swap into the 61..I would like to have disc brakes up
front if possible...Also would like to add power steering and
brakes???Anybody?
Joe
68 F-100 4x4 390
61 F-250 4x4 292 4spd Flareside


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From: "Bill Beyer" <bbeyer99 home.com>
Subject: Re: All this non truck talk! Lets talk '66 F100!
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 11:14:59 -0700

Well now considering the list administrator contributed to the thread you
mentioned,  I think maybe you better rethink your "list cop" mentality. Why
don't you take some time to search the archives of this list. The power
steering conversion topic has been covered ad nauseum on here.

"If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, riddle them with bullets"

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From: "Dutch." <dutchman esatclear.ie>
To: "61-79 Ford Truck List" <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2000 10:58 AM
Subject: [61-79-list] All this non truck talk! Lets talk '66 F100!


> Hey folks! There's too much talk goin' on about stuff that isn't Ford
truck
> talk. It's getting too tedious and it's drivin' potential contributors
away.
> I'm sure talk about government conspiracies etc. has it's place somewhere
> but this list is not the place.
> I hope to upgrade to power steering on my '66 F100 352 cu in long bed. It
> has three on the tree tranny. What stuff will I need to do this conversion
> and where would you recommend I get this stuff. I'm in Ireland so any info
> would be appreciated.




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Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 11:15:49 -0700
From: Don Grossman <duckdon mac.com>
Subject: Re: Need help with 61 F-250 4x4

>Group
>
>what axles can i swap into the 61..I would like to have disc brakes up
>front if possible...Also would like to add power steering and
>brakes???Anybody?
>Joe
>68 F-100 4x4 390
>61 F-250 4x4 292 4spd Flareside

Oohh, aahh early F-250 (drool,drool drool)

The cool swap(which I did on my 63 F100) is a late 70's 3/4 ton Dana
44 or 60.  I grabbed a D44 out of a 78 F-250.  Giant Disk brakes and
the spring perches are in the right spot. The only thing is a custom
draglink.  If you find the donor truck 78/79 you could grab the power
steering box off of that also.  Adding a power steering box is more
work no matter which box you change to.

Power brakes are a good add on also.  I use a 65 booster because of
its smaller size.  everything almost bolted right on.  I added a
proportioning valve off a 72 mustang just because I had it laying
around.  Any good after market adjustable one will work also.



--
Don Grossman
duckdon mac.com

43 GPW
63 F-100 4x4
77 F250
99 Contour

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Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 15:54:08 -0700
From: Greg <greg gregster.com>
Subject: Re: Onan Generator



Doss Halsey wrote:

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> Also, the new acquisiton has 16" split rims. Suggestions on wheels/tires?

My tire man suggested that I "take a torch to them split rims b4 someone gets
killed". I gather he had a bad experience. I ended up driving 1.5 hrs to get 2
other rims, one which I guess was from a 1-ton because the holes were bigger
and the lug nuts would not snug up to the rim. Of course we didn't notice this
until the new tire was all mounted and balanced!

Anyone ... do 1-ton single wheelers have bigger studs? Or do I have an odd-duck
rim?

Gregster

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From: "Gary" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Re: All this non truck talk! Lets talk '66 F100!
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 16:43:24 -0700

I've finally learned how to enjoy a list like this, I use the delete key a
lot and once I see what a thread is about and it's not one I'm interested in
I delete it without reading it.  If those discussing the thread are foolish
enough to change the discussion without changing the subject line then the
new discussion gets ignored as well and they miss out on my infinite wisdom
:-)  (their loss right? :-))

Those of us who have been here since the begining have seen this discussion
(power steering swaps) hundreds of times but we don't complain.  One of the
reasons we are here is to help each other with problems so we just patiently
reply with our little nuggets of knowledge.....over and over and over and
over......but that's what we expect.  We also expect to hear an Occasional
off topic discussion, which this one really wasn't and they sometimes
persist way too long, which this one didn't.  It's all part of the
personality of the list which keeps us old timers hanging in here :-)

What's the new generation vernacular?....."Chill Baby" :-)

Michigan Pot Hole Jumping,
78 Bronco Loving, Gary :-)

> Hey folks! There's too much talk goin' on about stuff that isn't Ford
truck
> talk.

> I hope to upgrade to power steering on my '66 F100 352 cu in long bed. It
> has three on the tree tranny. What stuff will I need to do this conversion



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Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 16:54:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Scott Hall <sch8489 garnet.acns.fsu.edu>
Subject: vernacular

On Fri, 15 Sep 2000, Gary wrote:

> What's the new generation vernacular?....."Chill Baby" :-)

foul dude, tha's wack!  youz 'bout ten years b'hine th'era, dog.

translated: "'chill, baby' was a long time ago, gary."  I don't even know
what language my brother speaks sometimes... ;-)  a tip--if it sounds even
faintly like english, the speaker is probably at least 30 years old.

scott


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From: "G & J Boling" <flash1 alltel.net>
Subject: Re: Onan Generator
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 17:09:44 -0400

How much are they worth, i.e. could I sell
> the motor generator for enough to finance the rest of the restoration? ....


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