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61-79-list Digest Sun, 22 Oct 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 306

In This Issue:
Looking for restoration shop in north Houston Texas.
Ford saves Plymouth!
NP205 Sleeve Kits
optima battery
Re: Cab 4 sale
Re: Cab for sale
disc brake upgrade
Re: 315C
Re: OD in '78
Re: disc brake upgrade
cab and box swap
OD vs manual
wide ratio C6
leak from rear end
was reliability of OD, now old Lincolns...
Re: cab and box swap
Re: Cab for sale
Re: cab and box swap
Re: was reliability of OD, now old Lincolns...
Re: leak from rear end
ADMIN: Sigh.....
Re: cab and box swap
Often there
Re: cab and box swap
Re: cab and box swap
Re: ADMIN: Sigh.....
Rear gears vs OD's
Re: optima battery
Re: was reliability of OD, now old Lincolns...
Re: cab and box swap
Re: optima battery
Re: Often there

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From: lizard mcleodusa.net
Subject: Looking for restoration shop in north Houston Texas.
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 22:42:59 -0500

I am out of time and a place to work, so am looking for a good shop to do
some engine and brake line work on my '71 F100 SWB.

Its stock, and very much original, so I want someone that can respect that
and not butcher my truck.

Does anyone have a recomendation for a shop in the Houston Texas area?

Thanks...

------------------------------------------------------------------
Bob Ollerton;
  "No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog
does." - Christopher Morley




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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 00:49:01 EDT
Subject: Ford saves Plymouth!

Well, folks, Ive always said the best part of Ford-truckin is the rescue
operation.  It was stretched to the limit last night by my buddy and his
Barracuda fetish.  He found a very nice 64 Cuda on Ebay.  Bought it, and flew
out to drive it from central Cali to Vegas.  Well, About 200 miles into the
trip, the differential exploded.  I got the word at 4 o'clock yesterday.  So
the hunt was on, found a truck in the form of my sis-in-law's 2000 Ranger
4x4.  I hoped the 4.0 and 4.11 gears would do it ok.  It took awhile to find
anyone that would rent me a dolly, cuz I d be towing with a compact.  Got
everything together, and got on the road at 6:15.  Pace of traffic on I-15 to
Cali was 90, so I made it to him in under 4 hrs, gettin there at just before
10pm.  Took us an hour to get the Cuda hooked up on the dolly.  Had to back
it on and rope the steering wheel.  Which I later found out was horribly
illegal.  Anyhow the whole trip back we were limited to 35 mph, because any
faster and the Cuda would start to swaying, and became unnerving to say the
least.  It took us from 11 PM till almost 11 am this morning to get back into
Vegas.  That lil 4.0 was an awesome motor.  Pulled without a whole lot of
trouble.  Stopping took a lil bit, but that was to be expected.  Even got
great mileage.  Only used about a tank and a half of gas, if that.  I always
swore by full size, but that lil Ranger won my respect last night.

A Special thanks to our fabulous Ford Filly Lisa, and her family, for being
there in case we needed to crash in LA last night.  Glad I could count on ya!

Darrell & Tweety (who would have made the trip, except for the tickin ticker)

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From: "Pat" <patsplace aisl.bc.ca>
Subject: NP205 Sleeve Kits
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 22:16:39 -0700

Howdy Folks,
    A pal was talking about the custom upgrade of using a 1 ton D$#ge
spline and yoke as it was heavier construction and longer spline engagement.
He is running a divorced T-case with 5-600 h.p. and finds that his front
shaft takes a beating. Sounds interesting. Havn't seen one yet.
Pat
Patsplace
77 F250 4X4
78 F150 W/Overloads
72 Ranger parts truck
79 F250 4X4 (Dream Truck Under Construction)
78 F250 2WD Lariat Donor for the DT.

From: "Michael" <danger csolutions.net>
Subject: Re: NP205 Sleeve Kits
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 18:12:10 -0700

> Hey Rich!>
> Why not just buy new yolks?   They aren't that expensive and are still
> available through dana/spicer dealer.
Tony Marino
> redneck raex.com
.





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From: "Don Richey" <djrdon sisna.com>
Subject: optima battery
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 02:08:28 -0700


I live near Las Vegas; can anybody tell me where I can find optima battery's ??


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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 05:05:52 -0700
From: Greg <greg gregster.com>
Subject: Re: Cab 4 sale



Bob wrote:

> Is the dana 60 a front axle?  If you're around phila pa, I might be
> interested as well.
>

Nope.


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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 08:02:41 -0500
From: Steve Schaefer <schaefer PLASTEKGROUP.COM>
Subject: Re: Cab for sale

> We'll have a '78 CrewCab (cab only) for sale shortly. The windshield and
> rear window is in, but no doors. If anyone's interested, let me know and
> I'll get some pics to ya when available. I don't know what the price
> will be until I find out the condition. Also will have some other parts
> for sale including a Dana 60 and 70. I don't know the ratios yet.
>
> Gregster

Where are you located.  I am interested.

Thanks.
Steve S.
76 f-350 Crew Cab
77 F-250 Supercab
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Shop/8663/


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From: "Shelley Batty" <shelba molalla.net>
Subject: disc brake upgrade
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 06:29:24 -0700

I have access to a 78 E250 that is being parted out.  Will the front brake
parts work to upgrade my 66 F250 from drums to disks?  Can I just pull the
whole front axles assembly, from I-beam to hub, out of the van and bolt it
in to the pickup?  I know I need to do the master cylinder and booster as
well to get the dual circuit brakes, and will also need an adjustable
proportioning valve to set the front to rear braking bias.  I have a good
theoretical knowledge of what needs to be done for this, but can someone who
has actually done it shed some light on this for me?  I need to re-read the
procedure on the FTE website as well.  The owner of the van will be selling
the 351W and C6 out of it as well, if anyone is interested.  NW Oregon area.

Thanks
Thom Batty
66 F250 Utility


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From: "wish" <wish ford-trucks.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 12:38:56 GMT
Subject: Re: 315C

>I am looking for a 351C. Anybody have one for sale?

There is a mild one for sale that someone posted over on another list ... if
you go to the msg. board over at www.nloc.org you might be able to find them
there too ...

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4   6.4L
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.public.iastate.edu/~wish

Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 09:38:24 -0400
From: James Oxley <luxjo thecore.com>
Subject: Re: OD in '78



Gary wrote:
>
> You will see OD's whether they are needed or not because it is a magic word
> in car and truck sales just like "High Performance", "Wide Track", "V-8",
> "32 Valve" etc....
>
> Don't misunderstand what I'm saying here, I agree that more gears are an
> advantage in a truck but OD's are not necessarily the answer.  There are 5
> and 6 speed transmissions out there for medium trucks for this reason.
> Personally I would rather downshift to 4th from a 1:1 5th for hills and have
> the 1:1 high gear for cruising :-)  They can do this too but for some
> reason, only the bean counters will ever know, they don't :-(
>

I agree, 1:1 has got to be more effieicnt than gearing up/down on your
final drive. I can see why they started it, as 1:1 was the final drive
for many years and adding another gear to an established tranny was the
easiest, but now with totally new trans being designed, I can't see why
they can't make first 4-5:1 and 4th gear 1:1 (with 2.5 rear gears). It
would put more stress on rear driveshafts and the trannies, so maybe
that is why they don't do it.

                                       OX



--
78 Bronco Custom, 400, T-18, 14 bolt/detroit/4.56, D60/detroit/4.56, 44
boggers, 9" lift
79 Bronco XLT, 351M, C6, D60/detroit/4.10, D448lug/Lokrite/4.10, 38.5
SX's, 4"lift
79 Bronc XLT, 351M, C6, 35 BFG AT's, 2" lift
86 Capri, turbo 5.0 (13.4 107)
90 Talon AWD turbo (12.7 104)
95 F250-460,4WD (16.9 82)

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From: "Southerland, Rich" <rsouther alldata.com>
Subject: Re: disc brake upgrade
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 06:42:34 -0700

The spindles are different as is the booster.

The steering linkage attachment points are different on the spindles (one is
front steer, the other is rear steer-forget which is which).

The rotors and calipers should interchange (I know they do from a 1/2 ton
van to 1/2 ton truck), as the master cylinder (but you're going to get a new
master anyway, right?).

-----Original Message-----
From: Shelley Batty [mailto:shelba molalla.net]
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 6:29 AM
To: 61-79-List Ford-Trucks. Com
Subject: [61-79-list] disc brake upgrade


I have access to a 78 E250 that is being parted out.  Will the front brake
parts work to upgrade my 66 F250 from drums to disks?  Can I just pull the
whole front axles assembly, from I-beam to hub, out of the van and bolt it
in to the pickup?  I know I need to do the master cylinder and booster as
well to get the dual circuit brakes, and will also need an adjustable
proportioning valve to set the front to rear braking bias.  I have a good
theoretical knowledge of what needs to be done for this, but can someone who
has actually done it shed some light on this for me?  I need to re-read the
procedure on the FTE website as well.  The owner of the van will be selling
the 351W and C6 out of it as well, if anyone is interested.  NW Oregon area.

Thanks
Thom Batty
66 F250 Utility

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From: "Don Thurlow" <don.thurlow greenbaynet.com>
Subject: cab and box swap
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 08:43:48 -0500

Ok I've got a problem.. well not really. sorta I guess.

Ok someone ran into my '79 f-250 and crushed my cab and my box (box was
rusted out anyways) but i found a '77 f-150 that's in decent shape, for
$300.  Can I swap the cab and the box to my f-250?  Also If i were to part
out the rest of it out.  I'd keep the motor and anyone can have there
pickens for parts *cheap* also it's not a 205 (on 77) sorry.

-Don


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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: OD vs manual
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 09:16:36 -0500


Gary writes:  >>We've discussed this before and most of us know the "Excuses" they use to
not design a 4 speed auto with 1:1 top gear instead of the OD type but
IMNSHO this is still the way to go.  It could be done but at what cost?
Only the bean counters will ever know :-)  I know about all their excuses, I
just don't believe they are valid.  That's my opinion and I'm sticking with
it.......Harumph! :-)<<

We know we aren't going to change your opinion, but I believe the early
Hydromatics that the General used from the early 40's(and possibly the
late 30's) was a 4 speed with a 1:1 top gear, so it has already been
designed and tested on the market.  It was heavy to say the least and I
really don't know much about them except that 1st gear was ultra low and
4th was 1:1.  It went through several design changes(updates) during
its time in the Olds, Pontiac, GMC, and Cadillac. The latest ones even
had torque converters where the earlier ones had a pump that basically
did not pump enough fluid at idle to cause engagement of the clutchpacks.
I'd say that its gear ratios would be ideal for todays large
cubes and the very high(lower numerically) rear gears we are running..
I'd personally like to have a current designed 4 speed automatic with those
gears and todays technology up to the point of "brain" controls. I would
rather stick with the valve body, governor, vacuum diaphram, and throttle
valve principal for shifts..


Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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From: "Michael Ray Jones" <mjones lcc.net>
Subject: wide ratio C6
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 09:15:23 -0500

I'm hearing a lot of discussion about the wide ratio C6.  What is the
difference between the standard and wide ratio, and how would I tell if I
have one or the other.  I have a 77 F150 with a 460 and C6 and I believe the
2.75 rear end.  It does not feel like it has a low 1st gear.  It will run at
least 50 in 1st gear, if that helps.


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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 09:24:18 -0500
Subject: Re: reliability of OD
From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>

> Just 128k? =P, Our '88 Lincoln just hit 201k, can't believe that it still
> doesn't burn oil.

I'm glad to hear this tidbit.

-- 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, 23 Oct 2000 10:31:42 -0400
From: Joe <shoman p3.net>
Subject: leak from rear end

Group

my 61 has  a leak from the rear end where the driveshaft connects...is
this a pretty
straight forward job?? Just a seal??
Joe
"Havin fun in my 61"


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From: "Southerland, Rich" <rsouther alldata.com>
Subject: was reliability of OD, now old Lincolns...
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 07:44:41 -0700

Just got done - well almost done, just have to figure out why the windows
don't work now :( changing the heater core in our '84 Lincoln.  If I ever
meet the guy who was responsible for its' design, I will kick him where it
hurts.  Having to remove the entire dashboard to change a heater core is
just WRONG. I would rather have changed the engine. Just remember this when
you're griping about changing the core in your truck.

FTE content:  I would much rather have had to change the heater core in my
'77 E150!

-----Original Message-----
From: John LaGrone [mailto:jlagrone ford-trucks.com]
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 7:24 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: reliability of OD


> Just 128k? =P, Our '88 Lincoln just hit 201k, can't believe that it still
> doesn't burn oil.

I'm glad to hear this tidbit.

-- 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, 23 Oct 2000 10:41:37 -0700
From: Greg <greg gregster.com>
Subject: Re: cab and box swap



Don Thurlow wrote:

> Ok I've got a problem.. well not really. sorta I guess.
>
> Ok someone ran into my '79 f-250 and crushed my cab and my box (box was
> rusted out anyways) but i found a '77 f-150 that's in decent shape, for
> $300.  Can I swap the cab and the box to my f-250?

<snip>
I don't think it'll work. I just bought a '77 half-ton ... the frame widens
out right behind the cab whereas the frame on my '77 F250 does not. Maybe the
'79 F250's are different. AFAIK, the cab will fit.

Greg
'77 F250 Explorer 4x4
'77 F100 SWB 4x4


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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:47:28 -0700
From: Greg <greg gregster.com>
Subject: Re: Cab for sale



Steve Schaefer wrote:
<snip>

>
>
> Where are you located.  I am interested.
>

<snip>
I'm in the southern part of Maine ... Oxford county. the truck is just outside
of Portland till I get it trailered here, hopefully this weekend.

Greg


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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 08:03:36 -0700
From: Don Grossman <duckdon mac.com>
Subject: Re: cab and box swap

>Don Thurlow wrote:
>
>>  Ok I've got a problem.. well not really. sorta I guess.
>>
>>  Ok someone ran into my '79 f-250 and crushed my cab and my box (box was
>>  rusted out anyways) but i found a '77 f-150 that's in decent shape, for
>>  $300.  Can I swap the cab and the box to my f-250?
>
><snip>
>I don't think it'll work. I just bought a '77 half-ton ... the frame widens
>out right behind the cab whereas the frame on my '77 F250 does not. Maybe the
>'79 F250's are different. AFAIK, the cab will fit.

I'm pretty sure the 78-79 F-250's have the wider frame in the rear.
--
Don Grossman
duckdon mac.com

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From: "G & J Boling" <flash1 alltel.net>
Subject: Re: was reliability of OD, now old Lincolns...
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 11:16:29 -0400

changing the heater core in our '84 Lincoln.  If I ever
> meet the guy who was responsible for its' design, I will kick him where it
> hurts.  Having to remove the entire dashboard to change a heater core is
> just WRONG.
=======================================================
i had to change mine in my 88 merc and know exactly what your saying there
is no easy way to do it either
the merc has 140,000 and still doesnt burn any oil either with a 302 efi in
it
gordon



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From: "G & J Boling" <flash1 alltel.net>
Subject: Re: leak from rear end
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 11:17:28 -0400

the yoke needs to be torqued back to specs i do know that on them when your
done
gordon



----- Original Message -----
From: Joe <shoman p3.net>
To: ford trucklist61-79 <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 10:31 AM
Subject: [61-79-list] leak from rear end


> Group
>
> my 61 has  a leak from the rear end where the driveshaft connects...is
> this a pretty
> straight forward job?? Just a seal??
> Joe
> "Havin fun in my 61"
>
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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:09:56 -0500
Subject: Re: OD vs manual
From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>

> I believe the early
> Hydromatics that the General used from the early 40's(and possibly the
> late 30's) was a 4 speed with a 1:1 top gear, so it has already been
> designed and tested on the market.

I believe the first Hydramatic was introduced by Cadillac and Oldsmobile in
the 1949 model year. Earlier automatics were not Hydramatics. The two speed
Hydramatic referred to as preferred by racing is actually a Powerglide.
There was a four speed Hydramatic available available in GMC trucks during
the 50s. My dad had a 55 pickup and a 56 suburban (called Carryalls back
then), both had the 4 speed auto.

-- 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, 23 Oct 2000 11:12:00 -0400
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Sigh.....

Not even a week ago I posted a administrative email stating:

"Discussion of political candidates is off limits.

Sorry to take this stand, but its been abused lately, especially
with the pending election around the corner.  I don't care if
its conservative or liberal, it doesn't really belong here.
If you feel you must talk about it, use the General Conversation
forum on our web site where very little is considered off
topic."

Violations have and will result in suspension of posting privileges
for 30 days.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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From: "Don Thurlow" <don.thurlow greenbaynet.com>
Subject: Re: cab and box swap
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:18:49 -0500




> >Don Thurlow wrote:
> >
> >>  Ok I've got a problem.. well not really. sorta I guess.
> >>
> >>  Ok someone ran into my '79 f-250 and crushed my cab and my box (box
was
> >>  rusted out anyways) but i found a '77 f-150 that's in decent shape,
for
> >>  $300.  Can I swap the cab and the box to my f-250?
> >
> ><snip>
> >I don't think it'll work. I just bought a '77 half-ton ... the frame
widens
> >out right behind the cab whereas the frame on my '77 F250 does not. Maybe
the
> >'79 F250's are different. AFAIK, the cab will fit.
>
> I'm pretty sure the 78-79 F-250's have the wider frame in the rear.

So i'll be able to put the cab on but not the box?


------------------------------

From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Often there
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:18:44 -0500


Tony writes:  >>They laugh when I walk in the door now because
I'm there so often.. ;-)<<

OK Tony..  Tell all of us...  Why are you there so often??? Just to
hang out, or observe, or what??

Inquirung minds want to know!!!!


Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 08:30:02 -0700
From: Don Grossman <duckdon mac.com>
Subject: Re: cab and box swap

>
>  > I'm pretty sure the 78-79 F-250's have the wider frame in the rear.
>
>So i'll be able to put the cab on but not the box?
>

the cab will be no problem.  Just double check the frame first.  A
quick glance will tell you if the frame widens after the cab.
--
Don Grossman
duckdon mac.com

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From: "Don Thurlow" <don.thurlow greenbaynet.com>
Subject: Re: cab and box swap
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:35:13 -0500



> >
> >  > I'm pretty sure the 78-79 F-250's have the wider frame in the rear.
> >
> >So i'll be able to put the cab on but not the box?
> >
>
> the cab will be no problem.  Just double check the frame first.  A
> quick glance will tell you if the frame widens after the cab.

Ok.
Then i'll take the cab off and take the motor.  If anyone needs any parts
everything else is for sale.
So let me know
contact me off list if you want doesn't matter to me.  I'm in Green bay,WI
if you need to know where i am.

-Don


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From: "Don Thurlow" <don.thurlow greenbaynet.com>
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Sigh.....
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:35:50 -0500

Yeah.

> Not even a week ago I posted a administrative email stating:
>
> "Discussion of political candidates is off limits.
>
> Sorry to take this stand, but its been abused lately, especially
> with the pending election around the corner.  I don't care if
> its conservative or liberal, it doesn't really belong here.
> If you feel you must talk about it, use the General Conversation
> forum on our web site where very little is considered off
> topic."
>
> Violations have and will result in suspension of posting privileges
> for 30 days.
>
> Ken Payne
> Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
>
>
> =============================================================
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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Rear gears vs OD's
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:43:13 -0500


Gary writes:  >>My biggest complaint is not the added gear ratios but
the added gears which actually give less over all advantage than
the numbers would seem to indicate due to the added energy losses.<<

Gary and I agree again.  This is getting to be a habit, I think..

In case you guys don't understand what Gary is saying here, it is:

A 2.75:1 rear  and an ultra low geared 1st gear tranny is better than a
4.11:1 rear with a .69 OD.  Both give the same final drive(relatively speaking)
but due to the fact that the 2.75 equipped vehicle will not be pulling
any extra gears in high gear.  It will be direct, so there will be less friction..

I again refer to my earlier post about the General's Hydromatic..
Clarification- I'm not a fan of the Generals in any form or fashion, but
that particular transmission does have the gear ratios we need today
(or nearly so anyway).

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 10:59:30 -0500
Subject: Re: was reliability of OD, now old Lincolns...
From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>

> i had to change mine in my 88 merc and know exactly what your saying there
> is no easy way to do it either
> the merc has 140,000 and still doesnt burn any oil either with a 302 efi in
> it

I'm confused. I had to change the evaporator core in my 88 Towncar last
summer. I pulled the dog house under the hood. Nothing was done from the
inside. A pain, but no where near as bad as replacing the heater core in the
F150. Now that had to all be done from inside.

-- 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: "Garrett Nelson" <garrettnelson writeme.com>
Subject: Re: optima battery
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 11:30:33 -0500


www.summitracing.com

---Garrett www.1966ford.com



 ----- Original Message -----
 From: Don Richey
 To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
 Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 4:08 AM
 Subject: [61-79-list] optima battery



 I live near Las Vegas; can anybody tell me where I can find optima battery's ??

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From: "Southerland, Rich" <rsouther alldata.com>
Subject: Re: was reliability of OD, now old Lincolns...
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 09:35:03 -0700

Mine is a Continental.  The town car is larger and has more room underhood.
There is nothing (dog house) under the Continental hood, it's all inside...

-----Original Message-----
From: John LaGrone [mailto:jlagrone ford-trucks.com]
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 9:00 AM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: was reliability of OD, now old Lincolns...


> i had to change mine in my 88 merc and know exactly what your saying there
> is no easy way to do it either
> the merc has 140,000 and still doesnt burn any oil either with a 302 efi
in
> it

I'm confused. I had to change the evaporator core in my 88 Towncar last
summer. I pulled the dog house under the hood. Nothing was done from the
inside. A pain, but no where near as bad as replacing the heater core in the
F150. Now that had to all be done from inside.

-- 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: cab and box swap
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 11:39:52 -0500

ok.
so i can swap the cab from a 77 f-150 to my 79 f-250
now all i need is a book.

anyone know of a place where i can get a manual/book/how-to to tell me how
to do it now?

it looks pretty basic i just don't wanna screw anything up and i want to do
it in the least time possible because it's getting cold and it's gonna snow
soon


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From: "Keith" <A2JKEITH GCI.NET>
Subject: Re: optima battery
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 08:38:07 -0800

Sears also carries the Optima I think, also try checking out any car stereo
shops around you , they like to install them as well. If all that fails NAPA
sells the same battery called the "Orbital" that does the same thing and is
every bit as good as the Optima style.
Also anyone wants to give advice, I have been checking out the gear box on
my 71 F250 4wd and I believe that the best conversion is going to be from a
newer 86-- F350 the frame has to be modified to sit in farther but it doesnt
have to be cut which is the problem I had with the last conversion that I
was looking at. But if yall thunk about it for a while and come up with
anything let me know.
Keith.
71 F250 4wd High boy
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From: Garrett Nelson <garrettnelson writeme.com>
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Monday, October 23, 2000 8:32 AM
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: optima battery


>
>www.summitracing.com
>
>---Garrett www.1966ford.com
>
>
>
>  ----- Original Message -----
>  From: Don Richey
>  To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>  Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 4:08 AM
>  Subject: [61-79-list] optima battery
>
>
>
>  I live near Las Vegas; can anybody tell me where I can find optima
battery's ??
>
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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 12:50:08 -0400
From: Tony Marino <redneck raex.com>
Subject: Re: Often there

Because my wallet thinks it's larger than my brain.. 8-)   You guys know
how it is!  Big metal parts- American made steel- large drive shafts,
clutches, bearings!! ARRRGH!!!   Why mess around with flimsy crap at auto
parts when you can go down to a dana/spicer dealer and get whatever you
need for your drive train needs, and American made, not remanufactured, for
the best price.. 8-)

Then again, when you own five 4x4 trucks, and you drive like I do, you tend
to get part numbers like universal joints, axle shaft bearings, etc
memorized pretty quick.  Thus why I'm down there so often.. Keep in mind
these are also the people who helped me out with that 67-79 4x4 steering
column universal fix for our trucks that everybody has had problems with!

8-)

Tony Marino
redneck raex.com


At 10:18 10/23/2000 -0500, you wrote:

>Tony writes:  >>They laugh when I walk in the door now because
>I'm there so often.. ;-)<<
>
>OK Tony..  Tell all of us...  Why are you there so often??? Just to
>hang out, or observe, or what??
>
>Inquirung minds want to know!!!!
>
>
>Azie Magnusson
>Ardmore, Al.
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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 12:00:21 -0500
Subject: Re: was reliability of OD, now old Lincolns...
From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ....


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