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61-79-list Digest Mon, 09 Oct 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 284

In This Issue:
Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?
Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?
they Keith Srb
For Dave L.
Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?
Re: 427 SOHC
Re: speedometer
Batteries?
Re: Batteries?
Re: Batteries?
Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?
Fleetside/Flareside
Re: "outside of frame" headers
Pushrod destroyed
Re: Batteries?
Re: Batteries?
Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?
Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?
Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?
Re: New option...
Re: Burps fuel out
No more clouds of white smoke
Re: No more clouds of white smoke
positive or negative ground???
New '79 F-350 in the stable!

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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 10:18:16 -0700
From: Keith Srb <herbie ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?

At 09:58 AM 10/09/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>Joe,
>I've got a stock '63 F100 4x4.  This list does seem to
>get dominated by owners of the later vintages.
>Especially those who like to modify their trucks to
>death.  If it was good enough for Ford in '63, it's
>good enough for me.  If I wanted a new truck I'd just
>go out and buy one.  I'd like to see a list just for
>the '61-'66's with an emphasis on restoration so I
>wouldn't have to wade through all the stuff about smog
>equipment and K&N airfilters (my oil bath has worked
>just fine for 37 years, thank you).
>Dan (and yes I do work at GM)


When you have been on this list as long as I have you learn how to read a
subject line and press the delete key in quick order ( in the beginning
there was only one list that covered all years of trucks ).  I have also
seen almost every topic covered at least once if not more.  If you really
want advice on doing a resto project,  go search the archives
first.  Chances are you will find most of the info there.  If you don't
find what you are looking for there, then ask the list.  The people here
will be more than happy to help.

I personally like the diversity this list brings to the table.  I have
three trucks that cover three different decades.

66 F-100
74 F-250
86 Bronco II

And with a little luck, I might be getting a 2001 Ranger or F-150.

I think the list is fine, just the way it is.

Later
Keith



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From: "David Lindenmayer" <davidl tbcnet.com>
Subject: Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 12:28:48 -0500

Keith   lost your other mail address  please send to me so we can talk
thanks Dave
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Srb" <herbie ford-trucks.com>
To: <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2000 12:18 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?


> At 09:58 AM 10/09/2000 -0700, you wrote:
> >Joe,
> >I've got a stock '63 F100 4x4.  This list does seem to
> >get dominated by owners of the later vintages.
> >Especially those who like to modify their trucks to
> >death.  If it was good enough for Ford in '63, it's
> >good enough for me.  If I wanted a new truck I'd just
> >go out and buy one.  I'd like to see a list just for
> >the '61-'66's with an emphasis on restoration so I
> >wouldn't have to wade through all the stuff about smog
> >equipment and K&N airfilters (my oil bath has worked
> >just fine for 37 years, thank you).
> >Dan (and yes I do work at GM)
>
>
> When you have been on this list as long as I have you learn how to read a
> subject line and press the delete key in quick order ( in the beginning
> there was only one list that covered all years of trucks ).  I have also
> seen almost every topic covered at least once if not more.  If you really
> want advice on doing a resto project,  go search the archives
> first.  Chances are you will find most of the info there.  If you don't
> find what you are looking for there, then ask the list.  The people here
> will be more than happy to help.
>
> I personally like the diversity this list brings to the table.  I have
> three trucks that cover three different decades.
>
> 66 F-100
> 74 F-250
> 86 Bronco II
>
> And with a little luck, I might be getting a 2001 Ranger or F-150.
>
> I think the list is fine, just the way it is.
>
> Later
> Keith
>
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From: "David Lindenmayer" <davidl tbcnet.com>
Subject: they Keith Srb
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 12:37:38 -0500




> Keith   lost your other mail address  please send to me so we can talk
> thanks Dave
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Keith Srb" <herbie ford-trucks.com>
> To: <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
> Sent: Monday, October 09, 2000 12:18 PM
>


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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 10:34:08 -0700
From: Keith Srb <herbie ford-trucks.com>
Subject: For Dave L.

At 12:28 PM 10/09/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Keith   lost your other mail address  please send to me so we can talk
>thanks Dave

herbie ford-trucks.com

Which email address is your primary address??


later
Keith



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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 12:45:25 -0500
Subject: Re: 427 SOHC
From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>

> I'm thinking about bidding; Anybody know how well this would fit in a 67?  If
> my bid is successful, should I install a K&N or paper element filter (Sorry,
> I couldn't resist!)?
> Go Yankees!

Get a manifold for two 4 barrels, then use one of each! I hope your Yankees
do well since my Braves are out of it.

-- John
jlagrone ford-trucks.com     <]:-) <]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)
1979 F150 Custom, Long Wide Bed, Regular Cab, 351M, C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!


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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 07:59:47 -0500 (CDT)
From: David Law <dxlaw sdf.lonestar.org>
Subject: Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?



> I've got a stock '63 F100 4x4.  This list does seem to
> get dominated by owners of the later vintages.
...
> I'd like to see a list just for
> the '61-'66's with an emphasis on restoration
...

I agree. I have a '63 F-100 with a 223 straight-six (and an oil-bath air
filter). There isn't much that goes by this list which has much to do with
this model. The '61-'66 trucks are a distinct class. A list devoted to
them would be nice to have.


David



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From: "Southerland, Rich" <rsouther alldata.com>
Subject: Re: 427 SOHC
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 11:04:57 -0700

With that monster, you need all the breathing you can get.  Air filters (any
kind) are much too restrictive.  Go without! ;-P

-----Original Message-----
From: John LaGrone [mailto:jlagrone ford-trucks.com]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2000 10:45 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: 427 SOHC


> I'm thinking about bidding; Anybody know how well this would fit in a 67?
If
> my bid is successful, should I install a K&N or paper element filter
(Sorry,
> I couldn't resist!)?
> Go Yankees!

Get a manifold for two 4 barrels, then use one of each! I hope your Yankees
do well since my Braves are out of it.

-- John
jlagrone ford-trucks.com     <]:-) <]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)
1979 F150 Custom, Long Wide Bed, Regular Cab, 351M, C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!


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From: "wish" <wish ford-trucks.net>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 17:08:15 GMT
Subject: Re: speedometer

>wish wrote;
>
>> Try lubing the speedometer cable
>
>What kind of lube should I use? Graphite? Petroleum based?


There may be a speedo cable lube of some sort available, but I've used the standard
household 3-in-1 oil on my truck, and I think I just used recycled oil in my
Cougar, both worked quite well, though I may've had to do the truck twice, but
since I've driven it three times as much (wrecked the Cougar after 2 years,
but still have it!)

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4   6.4L
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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 11:05:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee <danlee_58 yahoo.com>
Subject: Batteries?

The battery in my '53 is 37 months old. It is an
autostore 75? month battery. When then truck sits for
a couple of days, it doesn't start without a charge. I
know that the battery has reached its 36 month life,
in spite of the guarantee. I could take it back to
where I bought it, and get a few bucks off on another
POS(piece of s**t). I would rather spend a little more
and get a battery that will hold up for longer, as I
have no intention of ever replacing the vehicle. Does
anyone have any input on battery brands that I should
consider. Is Optima any good or just another gimmick?
How about Interstate? I like the idea of a sealed
unit. I don't need corrosion in my battery box. Also I
may go to a side terminal unit and use #2 AWG or #1
AWG cables.


Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V

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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 12:59:24 -0500
Subject: Re: Gas burps from rear tank
From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>

>>Gas held in large, in  ground tanks is very cold and compacted due to temp
>>but when pumped out into the tank and the tank sits in the sun light it
>>warms up considerably
>> but I wouldn't expect a couple of gallons to come out even in
>>the Sahara??
>>
>
> My thoughts too Gary ... I wonder if there is a siphon taking place between
> the higher front tank and the lower rear tank for some reason ?  Like a faulty
> tank switch ... is the truck a CA truck that might have some re-circulation
> setup on it ?  Or is it possible the switch is not fully set on one tank or
> the other allowing the pressure to backfeed fuel from one tank to the other
> ?
I'm thinking with wish, here. I'd look at the tank switch. I'd look for a
solenoid hanging halfway. As inexpensive as they are, it might be worth
replacing it to if that cures it. Otherwise, burn off the tank that burps
first, use the other tank last.

-- John
jlagrone ford-trucks.com     <]:-) <]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)
1979 F150 Custom, Long Wide Bed, Regular Cab, 351M, C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!


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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 13:04:59 -0500
Subject: Re: Daily Driver
From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>

> John LaG. writes:  >>I turned over 80k original miles yesterday. A
> daily driver is one that goes almost every day.<<
>
> Are you telling us that you have a '79 F150 with only 80K miles on it??

Yes, 80064 as of this morning. I drove it a lot over the weekend.

> If I didn't need a truck anymore than that, I'd walk.

Alas, if I could I would. Thus the little person in the wheel chair on my
license plates. (Don't bother, I traded my placard for them about two weeks
ago, so they aren't in any of Henry's posted mug shots.

>I need the exercise
> anyway...
> John - I'm only kidding you, as I have a family car that is an '87 and only
has
> 60K miles on it..  However when I do go someplace in it, I usually don't have
to
> worry about getting it out of warmup mode.  I just don't go very much in it.
> Not, by any stretch of the imigination, a daily driver.

My mom has a 73 Cadillac that falls in this category. I think it mostly sits
these days. It showed in the high 60ks last time I looked. She does keep it
licensed, inspected, and insured. My dad bought it new.

-- John
jlagrone ford-trucks.com     <]:-) <]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)
1979 F150 Custom, Long Wide Bed, Regular Cab, 351M, C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!



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From: "G & J Boling" <flash1 alltel.net>
Subject: Re: Batteries?
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 14:24:03 -0400

When then truck sits for
> a couple of days, it doesn't start without a charge.
========================================================
are you sure the system is charging as it should be and when you do run it
if it has a generator is it run long enough to charge it fully
---------------------------------------

Does
> anyone have any input on battery brands that I should
> consider.
===============================================
i have had the best luck with the DIEHARD batteries and EXCIDE brands myself
the Interstate batteries just never seem to hold up long for me for some
reason
right now FORD is having a sale on batteries also for i think 59.00 or so
also
gordon



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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 13:19:09 -0500
Subject: Re: Batteries?
From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>

> Does
> anyone have any input on battery brands that I should
> consider.

I run WalMart Everstart on all my vehicles. I have had good service from the
batteries and good replacement allowance on the one my Towncar burned up. My
son does work for WalMart, but I used their batteries before that. I have
run Interstates, DieHards, Gulf, Montgomery Wards, JC Penny, Champion,
whatever AutoZone sells, whatever, O'Reilly sells, Delco, Atlas and probably
some more. The Everstart are as good as any and better than most.

-- John
jlagrone ford-trucks.com     <]:-) <]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)
1979 F150 Custom, Long Wide Bed, Regular Cab, 351M, C6 (Henry)
http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
Dearborn iron rules!!!!


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From: "Don Thurlow" <don.thurlow greenbaynet.com>
Subject: Re: Batteries?
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 13:26:22 -0500

I like everstart too.  I haven't had any problems with them.  I ran one in
my mustang for a quite awhile and never burned up.  I sold the car with the
same battery when i bought the car.  I now have a autozone *cheapo* in my
other mustang and in my truck there's a Peterbilt wisconsin battery. (i'm
from wisconsin).

ne ways
everstarts are good ...



> > Does
> > anyone have any input on battery brands that I should
> > consider.
>
> I run WalMart Everstart on all my vehicles. I have had good service from
the
> batteries and good replacement allowance on the one my Towncar burned up.
My
> son does work for WalMart, but I used their batteries before that. I have
> run Interstates, DieHards, Gulf, Montgomery Wards, JC Penny, Champion,
> whatever AutoZone sells, whatever, O'Reilly sells, Delco, Atlas and
probably
> some more. The Everstart are as good as any and better than most.
>
> -- John
> jlagrone ford-trucks.com     <]:-) <]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)<]:-)
> 1979 F150 Custom, Long Wide Bed, Regular Cab, 351M, C6 (Henry)
> http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm
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From: "Dutch." <dutchman esatclear.ie>
Subject: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 19:41:11 +0100

Hi Dan,

I have a '66 F100 longbed styleside. I agree with what you say about smog
equipment and such like that was peculiar to the later model trucks and
which is not relevant to the earlier model trucks. It does sometimes become
a pain wading thru stuff on the list that is mainly about  later models, but
for some folks out there that want to keep their older trucks running and on
the road there are often little gems of info that turn up that can assist in
keeping the older trucks on the road using stuff from the later model trucks
i.e.. brakes, suspension, carbs etc.. I think the main purpose of the list
is to help us all keep our Ford trucks up and running and if that involves a
little choppin' and changin' - that's fine by me.
That said I intend keeping my truck stock (ish)! It'll be interesting to see
what other people have to say with regard to your comments.
Good luck with your truck.
Dutch.............

Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 09:58:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Daniel Mandernack <danatgm_1999 yahoo.com>
Subject: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?

Joe,
I've got a stock '63 F100 4x4.  This list does seem to
get dominated by owners of the later vintages.
Especially those who like to modify their trucks to
death.  If it was good enough for Ford in '63, it's
good enough for me.  If I wanted a new truck I'd just
go out and buy one.  I'd like to see a list just for
the '61-'66's with an emphasis on restoration so I
wouldn't have to wade through all the stuff about smog
equipment and K&N airfilters (my oil bath has worked
just fine for 37 years, thank you).
Dan (and yes I do work at GM)



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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Fleetside/Flareside
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 13:41:03 -0500


Mel writes: >>.   Didn't we have this discussion a while back with the
Stepside vs Flareside debate?<<

Yep!! Sure did and if memory serves me correctly it brought about
as much "static" as did the filter debate.....

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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From: "clint kelland" <ckelland yknet.yk.ca>
Subject: Re: "outside of frame" headers
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 11:58:33 -0700

you can check out "lmc truck catalog".you can get a catalog at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lmctruck.com   .these guys have headers in there.
clint

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> From: Matt Senn <msenn avistacom.net>
> To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [61-79-list] "outside of frame" headers
> Date: Monday, October 09, 2000 10:26 AM
>
> i'm interested in getting some headers (at least for the passenger side)
> that exit outside of the frame for a 73 f250 . . . does anyone know where
to
> get these, or if anyone can make them??
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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Pushrod destroyed
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 14:03:46 -0500


Keith S. writes:  >>Was running about 70 on the freeway.  About 3200 RPM
with the rear end gears in it.<<

No way that should do any damage to an ole FE..  Gotta just be a fluke..

I'd replace it - inspect everything(lifter, rocker, ect..), change oil in it and try it
again.  May never happen again...  Crank it up with the rocker cover off
after you replace the pushrod and make sure that the valve is operating(going
up and down) about equally with the others.  Also make sure the pushrod is
spinning while the engine is running(this clarifies that there is clearance in the
lifter - not bottoming out - not necessarily proper clearance, but clearance).
This will get oil all over everything on that side, but it might lead you to
something else or ease your mind a bit..

Good luck,
Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 05:58:26 -0700
From: Clare Waterman-Storer <waterman scripps.edu>
Subject: Re: Batteries?

I went through this recently with exide batteires.  i got a die-hard and
have have no such problems.
clare

Dan Lee wrote:

> The battery in my '53 is 37 months old. It is an
> autostore 75? month battery. When then truck sits for
> a couple of days, it doesn't start without a charge. I
> know that the battery has reached its 36 month life,
> in spite of the guarantee. I could take it back to
> where I bought it, and get a few bucks off on another
> POS(piece of s**t). I would rather spend a little more
> and get a battery that will hold up for longer, as I
> have no intention of ever replacing the vehicle. Does
> anyone have any input on battery brands that I should
> consider. Is Optima any good or just another gimmick?
> How about Interstate? I like the idea of a sealed
> unit. I don't need corrosion in my battery box. Also I
> may go to a side terminal unit and use #2 AWG or #1
> AWG cables.
>
> Dan Lee
> '53 F100
> 400C-4V
>
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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 06:00:06 -0700
From: Clare Waterman-Storer <waterman scripps.edu>
Subject: Re: Batteries?

oh-  I forgot to mention --dont be fooled-  the exide company makes
batteries for many other companies (like chain auto parts stores such as
kragen also places like k-mart).  look closely before you buy!

clare

Dan Lee wrote:

> The battery in my '53 is 37 months old. It is an
> autostore 75? month battery. When then truck sits for
> a couple of days, it doesn't start without a charge. I
> know that the battery has reached its 36 month life,
> in spite of the guarantee. I could take it back to
> where I bought it, and get a few bucks off on another
> POS(piece of s**t). I would rather spend a little more
> and get a battery that will hold up for longer, as I
> have no intention of ever replacing the vehicle. Does
> anyone have any input on battery brands that I should
> consider. Is Optima any good or just another gimmick?
> How about Interstate? I like the idea of a sealed
> unit. I don't need corrosion in my battery box. Also I
> may go to a side terminal unit and use #2 AWG or #1
> AWG cables.
>
> Dan Lee
> '53 F100
> 400C-4V
>
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From: TBeeee aol.com
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 15:13:25 EDT
Subject: Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?

The list traffic is generated by the questions or lack thereof.  I don't
recall seeing any recent requests for 61-66 information of late, save Joes
original request.  This doesn't have to be a spectator sport.  You will get
out of the list what you put into it.

Thom
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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 12:20:27 -0700
From: Don Grossman <duckdon mac.com>
Subject: Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?

>Joe,
>I've got a stock '63 F100 4x4.  This list does seem to
>get dominated by owners of the later vintages.
>Especially those who like to modify their trucks to
>death.  If it was good enough for Ford in '63, it's
>good enough for me.  If I wanted a new truck I'd just
>go out and buy one.  I'd like to see a list just for
>the '61-'66's with an emphasis on restoration so I
>wouldn't have to wade through all the stuff about smog
>equipment and K&N airfilters (my oil bath has worked
>just fine for 37 years, thank you).
Dan (and yes I do work at GM)

That has been discussed 3 or 4 times since I have been on the list
and each time it has been shot down.  I personally like the way it is
set up new since i have some newer parts in my truck.  The 60- ,and
earlier list should have lots of good information regarding
restoration.  But the might not like you cross posting your "newer"
truck an the older list.  Just kidding.  I'm sure they would be more
than happy to help you out.  But do you see what I mean, they could
put up with a question that doesn't pertain to them.  If you really
can't stand the posts about smog pumps hit the delete button or
create a filters that will delete posts with things you don't want to
read about

Don Grossman
duckdon mac.com
63 F-100 4x4

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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 15:29:08 -0400
From: Joe <shoman p3.net>
Subject: Re: Are there any 61-66 truck owners out there?

I agree totally, Being an owner of a 68 and now my 61..its what you put into
the
list....If you don't ask and only sit back you will never get the answer you
are looking
for...I also would like to find out as much as possible about the 61-66 years
since
I seem to favor the 61 over the 68 now.(61 is a flareside, 4.56 gears, f-250)
etc..
I'm amazed at what they used in these trucks in 61..Just have to get use to the

Y block and the distributor in the back :(
Joe

TBeeee aol.com wrote:

> The list traffic is generated by the questions or lack thereof.  I don't
> recall seeing any recent requests for 61-66 information of late, save Joes
> original request.  This doesn't have to be a spectator sport.  You will get
> out of the list what you put into it.
>
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From: "Dave Emerick" <djemerick hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: New option...
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 15:06:53 EST

>From: "Mike Mackie" <bigred connect.ab.ca>
>Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 09:20:55 -0600
>Subject: New option...

>Hey, did you guys hear about ch*vs new heated tailgate option for >trucks
>sold
>in the northern states? Keeps the guys pushing from freezing their
> >hands....

I'm still laughin.......can't wait to use this with a buddy......
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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 14:28:09 -0600
From: "Randy Cannon" <rcannon ussynthetic.com>
Subject: Re: Burps fuel out

My '79 f250 leaks in the reverse direction- rear to front, but no 'burping'.

> I have a '78 F250 with dual factory tanks.  If I fill both tanks full, the
> rear will burp several gallons out during the night.  Any ideas why?
>
> My guess is a bad valve allowing the front tank to slowly leak into the rear tank.  It is
> very easy to change out, and not really that expensive from your local Motor Home (RV)
> dealer..


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From: "MARTY COLMAN" <colman76 hotmail.com>
Subject: No more clouds of white smoke
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 20:35:09 GMT

For those of you who remember, about 3 weeks ago my 390 started sucking
antifreeze and steaming out the tailpipe - A LOT!  I pulled the heads and
found a blown head gasket, and three sunken exhaust valves.  The motor is a
Marshall rebuild with about 80k on it.  The three bad exhaust valves had
never had hardened seats put in them, I assumed that would be automatic on
'69 390 heads!  So I had hardened seats put in, new guides, valves and
seals, along with the normal cleaning, surfacing and crack check.  Sure is
nice to have a guy I grew up with own the local machine shop!;-)

All went back together great, until I started it.  I expected some smoke, my
heart sunk as I watched it smoke and smoke and smoke...and smoke somemore.
It didn't even ease up, just pumping it out like a steam locamotive!  Drove
it 3 miles down the road, still spewing out just as much.  I finally thought
of what is was, my glasspacks must have been soaked with anitfreeze, took me
over 3 days to get it all burned out.  All is well now - so far...

Just wanted to share my story, thanks for listening.

Marty
'73 390 with 'new' heads
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From: "Jason and Kathy" <kendrick mddc.com>
Subject: Re: No more clouds of white smoke
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 16:03:09 -0500

Congratulations on your repair! A Ch#vy guy would've said,"Time for another
engine!"
Jason Kendrick

MARTY COLMAN wrote;
All is well now - so far...
> Marty
> '73 390 with 'new' heads
>


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Date: Mon, 09 Oct 2000 17:29:50 -0400
From: Joe <shoman p3.net>
Subject: positive or negative ground???

Group

61 truck positive or negative grounded????AND what was Ford's reason for

putting the battery in the flloor of the pass side cab????
Joe


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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 14:39:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Eric Finn <ecfinn yahoo.com>
Subject: New '79 F-350 in the stable!

Well gang I just put a deposit down on a '79 F-350 4x4 that I saw in my
local paper.  I pick it up Saturday AM.  It seems to be exactly what I was
looking for to supplement my current Bronco project.  It's 4-wheel drive
so if I don't get my Bronco done in time for winter I'll have a backup
plan.  Its got a 460 with a C6 in it so if I ever decide to get rid of it
I can rebuild the engine and swap it into my Bronco.

It also has a stake body type flat-bed conversion instead of a standard
pickup bed.  The bed floor is like 4' off the ground.  It has a rusty
roll-cage and dual stack exhaust pipes behind the cab.  Its also got
relatively new 35" BFG AT's.  It seemed to be in good shape with a
possible clunk in the driveline when shifting Drive to Reverse in 4-Hi and
4-Lo.  I'm thinking a u-joint in the front d-shaft.  Its not currently
inspected (last inspected in '98) but I'm buying it from the second owner
who's had it since 1984.  Its got some brake problems so they will need to
be addressed before it gets inspected and a few other minor issues as
well.  And, get this, he's throwing in all the spare parts he's
accumulated over the years, a half rebuilt 351M with high-rise intake,
spare C6 tranny, a set of 4-40" tires, the front steering shaft that runs
between the two hubs (I don't know what its called) :-(, and whatever else
he's got laying around.  I'm getting the whole lot for $1200.  Is that a
decent deal?  I figure that if I parted this out the parts alone could be
worth close to that price.

So what axles does a '79 F-350 4x4 have in it?

What else can you tell me about the '79 F-350?  I'm thinking it'll be
emissions exempt since its GVWR is like 8550 or something like that.  Is
that right?

Oh well gotta go.  Just thought I'd share my latest purchase with ya'll
and see what the general consensus is regarding it.  So is it at least a
decent buy or did I get hood-winked.

Later,

Eric Finn (who needs another vehicle like I need a hole in the head)
'78 Bronco "The Beast" (Project STILL in Progress!) ....


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