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61-79-list Digest Wed, 08 Nov 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 328

In This Issue:
Front clip options
Re: Fw: Key blanks for '66 F100
Fuel tanks
Re: Front clip options
Re: Front clip options
Re: Fw: Key blanks for '66 F100
Re: Fw: Key blanks for '66 F100
Re: snow tires
Re: snow tires
Re: emissions
1972 F-250 Tail Gate Info
Speedo assemblies...
I need a hood
Re: I need a hood
Re: I need a hood
Re: I need a hood
Re: I need a hood
Re: I need a hood
Re: I need a hood
Re: I need a hood
Re: snow tires & winter driving
Re: snow tires & winter driving
Re: emissions
Re: Gas Tanks
More '79 F-350 Issues

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From: oldfords63 juno.com
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 15:24:53 -0500
Subject: Front clip options


 I understand that there's even a Dodge Dakota conversion now available.
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Hi Tim, that Dakota kit is from a place called   Indusrial Chassis Inc.
in Phoenix, AZ. Thier # is 602-278-6800. I just saw thier ad in the Dec.
Custom Classic Trucks. That crossmember kit starts at $675.00 though,
making it almost double what the Must II kit runs. Looks pretty beefy
though. Good luck, Phil  ( 64 F-100 )

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From: skordik yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Fw: Key blanks for '66 F100
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 14:38:18 -0600



> Are original key blanks still available over there in USA?
> I've tried locally (here in Ireland) to get my original key
> cut but they
> said they don't stock the correct blanks but would cut the
> key if I supply
> the blanks. Any help would be appreciated. I know this seems
> pretty trivial

Try AutoKrafters

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

I think that I saw them in the latest catalog.

Steve Kordik


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Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 14:59:23 -0600
Subject: Re: Gas Tanks
From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>

> Only bad part about the whole deal -
> Damn! it hurts the wallet to fill from below quarter/tank.

And your spare tire won't fit under there any more.

I have dual tanks. I'm used to the hit at fill up time.

-- John
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Dearborn iron rules!!!!


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Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 15:02:11 -0600
Subject: Re: emissions
From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>

> A friend just had his newly restored 78 F250 4x4 inspected in Texas. His new
> 460 passed emissions tests without all the original tubes, cans, converters,
> etc...  Just a thought.-CTT

Yep. Depends on the county and the inspector.

-- John
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From: "Conan Poitra" <nd_indian hotmail.com>
Subject: Fuel tanks
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 14:18:46 MST

I have recently installed a boat tank in my '63 Ford, the old tank has alot
of corrosion. Does anyone have any recommandation for repair? The truck is
running fine now, but every once in awhile it spudders like the fuel isn't
flowing right. I rigged the fuel line from the tank through the old filler
and to the old line going to the pump. Would this create a problem? In need
of an inquirey.
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From: "wish" <wish ford-trucks.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 21:01:07 GMT
Subject: Re: Front clip options

I'm not positive how relevant this is, but one thing to consider is the availability
of parts in a few years ... the Aerostar is the only one that really scares
me in this area, but it is something to think about ...

There's a guy around here with a 57/8 Chrysl*r that's got a "late model" front
clip on it to help with the better suspension and all that jazz ... only problem
is this was done in about 1978...what was cheap and readily available then ?
How about a 76 Pacer front end ?  He can't find parts for either end of his
car at a local parts store anymore ... we had to special order ball-joints and
such for him ...

Just a word of caution.

Just my $.02
wish

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From: "Southerland, Rich" <rsouther alldata.com>
Subject: Re: Front clip options
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 14:16:45 -0800

The Pacer was sold for how many years, 3 or so?  It wasn't a hot seller.

The Aerostar was produced for 10 years and was a huge seller.  Slightly
larger customer base with the Aerostar, IMHO.  Have no idea as to it's
worthiness, however.

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Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 1:01 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: Front clip options


I'm not positive how relevant this is, but one thing to consider is the
availability
of parts in a few years ... the Aerostar is the only one that really scares
me in this area, but it is something to think about ...

There's a guy around here with a 57/8 Chrysl*r that's got a "late model"
front
clip on it to help with the better suspension and all that jazz ... only
problem
is this was done in about 1978...what was cheap and readily available then ?
How about a 76 Pacer front end ?  He can't find parts for either end of his
car at a local parts store anymore ... we had to special order ball-joints
and
such for him ...

Just a word of caution.

Just my $.02
wish

96 Mustang GT 5spd 4.6L
73ish 1/2ton 4x4   6.4L
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Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 15:31:57 -0700
From: Dave Oneal <dave davesmonsterpit.com>
Subject: Re: Fw: Key blanks for '66 F100

Yep, you can get them at pretty much every place that cuts keys.
At 08:11 PM 11/8/00 +0000, you wrote:



>Hello again list,
>Are original key blanks still available over there in USA?
>I've tried locally (here in Ireland) to get my original key cut but they
>said they don't stock the correct blanks but would cut the key if I supply
>the blanks. Any help would be appreciated. I know this seems pretty trivial
>but if I lose the only key I have, I'm #&% ed.
>Mail me off list if necessary!
>Dutch.
>
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Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 17:27:36 -0800
From: dave Prasse <burgess4 gte.net>
Subject: Re: Fw: Key blanks for '66 F100



"Dutch." wrote:
>
> Hello again list,
> Are original key blanks still available over there in USA?

yes , LMC Trucks has the original key blanks.

dave Prasse

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From: "Don Jones" <twistedhand hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: snow tires
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 00:02:19 GMT

I had a set of old 7.50-17 bias retreads on my truck. they have a chevron
type tread design on them.
2 years ago i made a trip  25 miles across the north channel of lake huron
hauling a freezer and a hundres gallons of fuel to a camp.
there was about 8  inches of snow on top of the ice.
In 4 hi I could pull a top speed of 45 mph. When i got there i went up
off of the lake through some huge drifts, and up a road that hadnt been
ploughed all winter. Never spun a tire.

I have some photos of that trip, sitting near the Canada/ US border in the
middle of lake huron on a beautiful March day.

On another trip i drove 30 miles up an unplowed road in febuary to help the
local snowmobile club set up trailside outhouse.
Those tires were awesome,tall and skinny with an agressive, almost
industrial tread,  but I had a problem with the tread peeling on one and
couldnt source out a replacement, so I bought a set of Canadian tire
roughriders (made by michelin, i think)in 8.5x 16.5.


Don Jones
1970 f-250 4x4 ~Fordzilla~
Bring on the snow!!!
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Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 17:14:16 -0700
From: Dave Oneal <dave davesmonsterpit.com>
Subject: Re: snow tires

It snowed here today, so I had a chance to try out my cheap ol` tires,
suprisingly they did pretty good. In 2wd with no weight in the back, it was
pretty wild, but in 4 it was rock solid, the truck is way more stable on
ice than even new trucks. I drove an evil chev with ABS and it really sucks
I hate it. Its OK for people that dont know how to drive, but I like to
have control of my truck.

At 12:02 AM 11/9/00 +0000, you wrote:
>I had a set of old 7.50-17 bias retreads on my truck. they have a chevron
>type tread design on them.
>2 years ago i made a trip  25 miles across the north channel of lake huron
>hauling a freezer and a hundres gallons of fuel to a camp.
>there was about 8  inches of snow on top of the ice.
>In 4 hi I could pull a top speed of 45 mph. When i got there i went up
>off of the lake through some huge drifts, and up a road that hadnt been
>ploughed all winter. Never spun a tire.
>
>I have some photos of that trip, sitting near the Canada/ US border in the
>middle of lake huron on a beautiful March day.
>
>On another trip i drove 30 miles up an unplowed road in febuary to help
>the local snowmobile club set up trailside outhouse.
>Those tires were awesome,tall and skinny with an agressive, almost
>industrial tread,  but I had a problem with the tread peeling on one and
>couldnt source out a replacement, so I bought a set of Canadian tire
>roughriders (made by michelin, i think)in 8.5x 16.5.
>
>
>Don Jones
>1970 f-250 4x4 ~Fordzilla~
>Bring on the snow!!!



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From: "Eric Washburn" <bruce9 flash.net>
Subject: Re: emissions
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 20:53:41 -0600

Oh awesome, my sis' boyfriend lives in Sprintown, maybe we can meet up or
something? What kind of truck do you have?

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[mailto:61-79-list-bounce ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of gene baker
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 8:33 PM
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: emissions

Hey Ron,
Where are you at in Texas. I live about 30 miles north of Fort Worth in
Springtown. I know that Eric Washburn lives in Azle, which is about 20
minutes from me.

Gene
bakergene hotmail.com


>From: Ron Martens <martens flash.net>
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>To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: [61-79-list] Re: emissions
>Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 17:45:43 -0600
>
>Where are you located? I just bought one here in Texas for a 302.


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From: "JOHN    HELLDORFER" <john96mom worldnet.att.net>
Subject: 1972 F-250 Tail Gate Info
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 19:31:44 -0800


Well, It finally happened. My luck ran out :) Someone backed into my
tailgate. He has Ins.
I would like to know if the aftermarket tailgates from Autokrafters.com,
LMC.com  etc... are of good quality. Only Repro types are available, so far
as I can tell.  OR is there another source others have tried? I would like
to get a complete assembly if possible.

The junk yards here are Very poor as of late.  I get the Ins estimate next
week and would like to do my homework before they see my truck.
The bumper of the 4whl drive thing (TOY*&^TA) nailed the left rear corner.
:)

I may `post` it(old tailgate) for sale when all is said and done.


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From: "HPguy" <HPguy netzero.net>
Subject: Speedo assemblies...
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 20:44:35 -0800


I was wondering if a speedo assembly out of a '65 camper special is the same as the one in my '64  Custom cab?


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From: "tony something" <tonysjunk hotmail.com>
Subject: I need a hood
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 04:09:07 GMT

Hi there.  My neighbors '69 F250 had a little run in with a bad
transmission,(C6) and the neighbors garage a while back.  The tranny was in
gear, warming up at fast idle, the tranny decided she was ready to go, (with
nobody in the truck) and off she went.  About 2 cut off cars, two front
yards, a gas main and an electrical panel later, the 'ol girl came to rest
inside of a garage  The truck wasn't damaged bad, but the side of the house
was messed up pretty bad.  The damaged sheet metal is repairable, but he
doesnt want to use bondo to fix it.  He wants to find straight undamaged
sheetmetal, and hasn't had much luck at he local wrecking yards finding what
he wants.  He already has everything he needs to fix what is messed
up,(fenders, bumper) but needs a straight hood with no bondo and no rust
(color doesn't matter) and a right side headlight beezel.  He is looking to
spend about $150 for the hood, and is willing to pick it up within say a 500
mile radius from the Stockton (CA) area.  If you have something he might be
interesed in, please contact him at Dencoent juno.com.  Thanks.

Tony

BTW I am holding my breath for a '67 F150 that might fall into my lap real
cheap...



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Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 22:20:34 -0800
From: Negative Image <negativeimage earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: I need a hood

tony.... check out this list:
ford truck list <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>

post your message there.... someone should be able to help you with both.

tony something wrote:

> Hi there.  My neighbors '69 F250 had a little run in with a bad
> transmission,(C6) and the neighbors garage a while back.  The tranny was in
> gear, warming up at fast idle, the tranny decided she was ready to go, (with
> nobody in the truck) and off she went.  About 2 cut off cars, two front
> yards, a gas main and an electrical panel later, the 'ol girl came to rest
> inside of a garage  The truck wasn't damaged bad, but the side of the house
> was messed up pretty bad.  The damaged sheet metal is repairable, but he
> doesnt want to use bondo to fix it.  He wants to find straight undamaged
> sheetmetal, and hasn't had much luck at he local wrecking yards finding what
> he wants.  He already has everything he needs to fix what is messed
> up,(fenders, bumper) but needs a straight hood with no bondo and no rust
> (color doesn't matter) and a right side headlight beezel.  He is looking to
> spend about $150 for the hood, and is willing to pick it up within say a 500
> mile radius from the Stockton (CA) area.  If you have something he might be
> interesed in, please contact him at Dencoent juno.com.  Thanks.
>
> Tony
>
> BTW I am holding my breath for a '67 F150 that might fall into my lap real
> cheap...
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From: "Jason Derra" <derrar internetcds.com>
Subject: Re: I need a hood
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 20:44:01 -0800

He did post to the 61-79 list

Jason
'69 Bronco 5.0 HO EFI, NP435
'96 F250 Ext Cab 4WD Powerstroke
"As fast as necessary, as slow as possible"



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From: "Jason and Kathy" <kendrick mddc.com>
Subject: Re: I need a hood
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 22:32:13 -0600

Boy, this sounds familiar! After I get everything fixed on my '78 F150, I
need to replace the hood and hinge that I remodeled my garage with.
Jason Kendrick

Subject: [61-79-list] I need a hood


My neighbors '69 F250 had a little run in with a bad
> transmission,(C6) and the neighbors garage a while back.


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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 23:37:11 EST
Subject: Re: I need a hood


In a message dated 11/8/2000 8:34:28 PM Pacific Standard Time,
kendrick mddc.com writes:


> Boy, this sounds familiar! After I get everything fixed on my '78 F150, I
> need to replace the hood and hinge that I remodeled my garage with.
> Jason Kendrick
>

Where are you located?  I have 3 spare hoods at my shop, Im sure I can talk
my dad into parting with one of em.  Lord knows I need the room!

Darrell & Tweety



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From: "Jason and Kathy" <kendrick mddc.com>
Subject: Re: I need a hood
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 22:41:43 -0600

Darrell, I'm in southwest Iowa, or about 100 miles south of Wish.
Jason Kendrick


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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 23:47:31 EST
Subject: Re: I need a hood


If youd like me to, I can ask dad about the hoods we have, all 3 are
perfectly rust free desert hoods, one of which is even off a 78, so it has
the FORD emblems across the front.  Just lemme know.

Darrell & Tweety



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From: "Jason and Kathy" <kendrick mddc.com>
Subject: Re: I need a hood
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 22:57:20 -0600

Darrell, I've got a bunch of work to get done on this truck before it'll be
ready for any cosmetic work, but I'll keep you in mind when I'm ready for
it. Thanks,
Jason Kendrick


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Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 23:16:14 -0800
From: dave Prasse <burgess4 gte.net>
Subject: Re: snow tires & winter driving

Hi Dave ,


Dave Oneal wrote:
>
> It snowed here today,...

EEEWWWW ...

> In 2wd with no weight in the back, it was  pretty wild,

My ole 2wd truck had a bracket I built between the frame , behind the
rear axle ... it held six 80lb tractor suitcase weights . Put it in
creeper
first and it could claw its way out of anywhere ... including a ditch
that I slid a$ into . That weight was great except one time
...
I ended up in the previously mentioned ditch by taking a turn too fast ,
that weight gets you goin' round and round ... pretty doggone fast :-)

DDOOOHHHH!!!!!


>. I drove an evil chev with ABS and it really sucks
> I hate it. Its OK for people that dont know how to drive, but I like to
> have control of my truck.

My wife has ABS in her Town & Country van .. she hates it also ...

another post concerned dualie rear wheels ...
I'd never run duallies on a 2wd if snow is a normal season .
You loose too much traction ... give me a pair of 7.5 x16s anyday.

dave Prasse

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Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 22:27:03 -0700
From: Dave Oneal <dave davesmonsterpit.com>
Subject: Re: snow tires & winter driving

I actually like the snow, we dont get a lot of it here. If conditions get
to bad, I usually put my snowmobile in the back. Adding weight also uses
more gas and it already sucks down more than enough. I went out and played
in some drifts and was doing cookies in a field and got a flat tire. it
wasnt much fun because I had to walk back to the house and get my spare
because I took it out and roll it all the way back then get in the mud and
slush and change it. I think I ran over a nail. Hopefully it snows more
tonight.
At 11:16 PM 11/8/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi Dave ,
>
>
>Dave Oneal wrote:
> >
> > It snowed here today,...
>
>EEEWWWW ...
>
> > In 2wd with no weight in the back, it was  pretty wild,
>
>My ole 2wd truck had a bracket I built between the frame , behind the
>rear axle ... it held six 80lb tractor suitcase weights . Put it in
>creeper
>first and it could claw its way out of anywhere ... including a ditch
>that I slid a$ into . That weight was great except one time
>...
>I ended up in the previously mentioned ditch by taking a turn too fast ,
>that weight gets you goin' round and round ... pretty doggone fast :-)
>
>DDOOOHHHH!!!!!
>
>
> >. I drove an evil chev with ABS and it really sucks
> > I hate it. Its OK for people that dont know how to drive, but I like to
> > have control of my truck.
>
>My wife has ABS in her Town & Country van .. she hates it also ...
>
>another post concerned dualie rear wheels ...
>I'd never run duallies on a 2wd if snow is a normal season .
>You loose too much traction ... give me a pair of 7.5 x16s anyday.
>
>dave Prasse



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From: "Hogan, Tom (Portland)" <Tom.Hogan kla-tencor.com>
Subject: Re: emissions
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 05:14:57 -0800


>
> A friend just had his newly restored 78 F250 4x4 inspected in
> Texas. His new
> 460 passed emissions tests without all the original tubes,
> cans, converters,
> etc...  Just a thought.-CTT
>
>
<snip>

You must not have a visual inspection where you are.  In some places it has
to pass a visual inspection that verifies all stock emissions components are
in place.  It doesn't matter if pure air with no pollutants is coming out of
the tailpipe!

Personally I feel it is no one else's business what is under my hood.  Check
the tailpipe and if it passes spec pass the vehicle.

Tom H.

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From: "Hogan, Tom (Portland)" <Tom.Hogan kla-tencor.com>
Subject: Re: Gas Tanks
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 05:14:56 -0800


> Just a note here about replacing the gas tank.  When the rear pumpkin
> exploded on the Muny Pit and took out the gas tank, among
> other things - I
> got a replacment from JCWhitney - DOUBLE the capcity.  Can't
> remember what
> truck you have - but they have all kinds and styles for all
> the older Fords.
>   I replaced my 19 gallon unit with thier 39 gallon unit.
> Was as easy as
> thier add said and fit right up in the frame like it was
> stock. They even
> give you the copper tubing to braze on to make your pick-up
> tube longer, and
> a piece of wire for the sending unit.  Only bad part about
> the whole deal -
> Damn! it hurts the wallet to fill from below quarter/tank.
> ______________________________________________________________

Is that a rear mounted tank?  And if so, does it interfere with the spare
tire mounting?

thanks
Tom H.

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Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 06:49:18 -0800 (PST)
From: Eric Finn <ecfinn yahoo.com>
Subject: More '79 F-350 Issues

Hi again all.

I've been away for a week or so due to a combination of some health issues
and malfunctioning internet access at home.  Its good to be back.  Now on
with my questions since it seems to be a bit quiet today.

1. The current gas-tank on my '79 F-350 is in need of some help.  Its
currently being held in with a chain and needs something a bit more
"legal" for it to pass inspection.  Any suggestions on where to look for
the correct mounting system for the tank?  It appears to be half held in
by a mostly rusted skip plate.  I'm not even sure this is the right tank
for this truck.  This one is mounted with the long side along the drivers
side frame rail inside the frame behind the cab and in front of the rear
axle.  Does anyone have any pics of how this thing is supposed to look and
how it should be mounted?  I tried looking at LMC and Dennis Carpenter and
found nothing even vaguely resembling a skid plate for a gas tank.

2. I was also told that I need to replace the rear brake drums and wheel
bearings for inspection.  How difficult a job is this on the F-350 with
Dana 60 rear?  Realize that I've never gotten into the brakes on a 1-ton
truck with a full-floating axle.  I've done plenty of brakes on 1/2 ton
trucks and I can handle those without too many problems.  Is there a
write-up somewhere with tips/issues for doing this job on the 1-ton axles?

3. I need new exhaust for this truck.  It currently has some sort of
custom system with vertical stacks coming out through the bed behind the
cab.  Does anyone know where I can find some stack mufflers for this thing
that won't break the bank?  They kind of look like the mufflers used on
the Dodge Lil Red Express trucks from the late 70's or a smaller version
of a semi muffler.

I hope to have some pics available of this truck by next week so you all
can see what kind of mess I've gotten myself into this time.

Thanks again for all your help,

Eric Finn (learning as he goes)
'78 Bronco "The Beast" (Project still in progress)
'79 F-350 4x4 "Fred"
'95 Mustang GT "Beauty"

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Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 13:28:18 -0600
Subject: Re: [61-79-list]C6 jumped out of Park
From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>

> My neighbors '69 F250 had a little run in with a bad
> transmission,(C6) and the neighbors garage a while back.

I want to take this opportunity to warn everyone, especially those new to
old Ford trucks, that the C6 is well known for falling out of Park into
Reverse when the engine is running. Having had this happen to me several
times (my door is still under repair, the basket ball goal won) I feel
qualified to tell you what to look for and avoid.

1. Be sure you put the transmission securely in Park. When I get in a hurry,
I sometimes don't quite get the lever all the way up the scale. Everything
disengages, but the parking pawl doesn't seat and the shifter doesn't go
into the detent.

2. Always set your parking brake. The assumption is that the parking brake
works correctly.

3. Don't leave your running vehicle unattended.


Now many people will have the urge to say that they have driven there truck
for decades and 1000s of miles and never had this happen. They are right. It
doesn't happen to everyone. I bet I don't let it happen to me again. But now
no one on this list can say they haven't been warned. BTW, my transmission
is the original, has a little over 80k miles on it, and has never been ....


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