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61-79-list Digest Sun, 24 Dec 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 377

In This Issue:
Happy Holidays
Re: Happy Holidays
Accessory for my truck!
Re: Accessory for my truck!
Re: Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays to everyone!
Re: Accessory for my truck!
Christmas
Working on Christmas........
Re: Working on Christmas........
Holidays
Re: Christmas
Re: Working on Christmas........
Merry Christmas
Re: is it lifted?
Merry Christmas

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From: "LaGrone, John" <John.LaGrone killeenisd.org>
Subject: Happy Holidays
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 14:17:33 -0600

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday. I have been on vacation
for the last week and have a week to go. My son had Road Runner cable modem
access installed at the house (it is f-a-s-t) and bought new HP computer. I
have been on digest mode. It has been exciting.

December 12: On the way home from a late doctor's appointment when I
couldn't drive, we were caught in the ice storm you may have read about.
Less than three feet from being across the last overpass from home, my wife
lost control and creamed our Towncar into the back of an 80s Ford pickup.
Luckily no one was injured.

Week of Dec. 15: I have replaced the left front fender, hood, radiator
support, and grille header. I haven't found a fender extension and parking
light for the left corner yet. Henry is the only thing we own that will go
down the road.

Dec 20: Henry has oil running down the driveway this morning. Rear wheel
cylinder has blown. I go get the parts and rebuild them.

Dec 21: Two miles from the house on the way to the grocery store, the brake
warning light comes on. I conclude that the master cylinder has also gone
bad. Two master cylenders and six hours later I conclude that the
proportioning valve has finally given up any semblance of functioning. 30
minutes before the Ford dealer closes, I order a new proportioning valve to
the tune of $120 and a week's wait. Henry is still sitting in the driveway.

Dec. 22: I finish putting the Towncar back together enough so that it will
go down the road. It goes to the get the front end aligned on Tuesday.

Dec 23: For the first time in over two weeks, I haven't touched a wrench or
a screw driver. They say we may have another round of ice tomorrow.

May God bless each and everyone one of you.

--John LaGrone
john.lagrone killeenisd.org
jlagrone ford-trucks.com

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From: "bballlauer1" <bballlauer1 email.msn.com>
Subject: Re: Happy Holidays
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 14:20:13 -0600


Saw your post on the list. We're in Sherman, so I expect we'll be seeing
what you are ,as far as weather is concerned. My '65 f-100 is purring along
fine. I have a 302 in it and power steering from a '78 ford with a c-4
transmission. It works great, except I still have the push hard and hope you
stop brakes. Happy Holidays!
Dick Lauer



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Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 14:41:52 -0900
From: Matthew Schumacher <schu schu.net>
Subject: Accessory for my truck!



Check out this Ford truck accessory my wife got me for christmas:

www.schu.net/snowmachine/summitx.gif

It looks quite nice in the bed of my 76 F-150 :)

schu

> From: "Garrett Nelson" <garrettnelson writeme.com>
>
> I hope Santa brings you all some nice Ford truck accessories. Have a good one!
>
> Garrett www.1966ford.com
>

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From: "Erik Marquez" <bronco78 alaska.com>
Subject: Re: Accessory for my truck!
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 14:44:24 -0900


Schu..Thats too cool.

Erik Marquez
bronco78 alaska.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.home.gci.net/~bronco78
Home of the BB decal
-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Schumacher <schu schu.net>
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Sunday, December 24, 2000 2:44 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] Accessory for my truck!


>
>
>Check out this Ford truck accessory my wife got me for christmas:
>
>www.schu.net/snowmachine/summitx.gif
>
>It looks quite nice in the bed of my 76 F-150 :)
>
>schu
>
>> From: "Garrett Nelson" <garrettnelson writeme.com>
>>
>> I hope Santa brings you all some nice Ford truck accessories. Have a good
one!
>>
>> Garrett www.1966ford.com
>>
>


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From: "Gary&Sally lni" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Re: Happy Holidays
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2000 19:37:20 -0700

Well, I can't go into a lot of detail here but when you get a truck for $500 and have a week or two like what you describe (and I have, it's not running as we speak) you have to wonder if you made a good choice :-(  I don't mind little issues like these coming up on a vehicle I don't absolutely have to have running but when people are relying on it to run, working on it is not much fun :-(

I don't celebrate holidays but I wish everyone a safe holiday from work if you have one.  We're enjoying the snow this year, kinda reminds me of the old days :-)  Be good, stay out of trouble but have fun....

--
Happily Retired (but broke)
78 Bronco Loving, Michigan
Pot Hole Jumping, Gary
--
 Less than three feet from being across the last overpass from home, my wife
 lost control and creamed our Towncar into the back of an 80s Ford pickup.
 Luckily no one was injured.

 Dec 20: Henry has oil running down the driveway this morning. Rear wheel

 Dec 21: Two miles from the house on the way to the grocery store, the brake
 warning light comes on. I conclude that the master cylinder has also gone




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From: SpeedyFords cs.com
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 21:42:14 EST
Subject: Happy Holidays to everyone!


Here's hoping that everyone has a great holiday season!
May your new year be filled with Fords and fun!
Take Care,

Tim in Anchorage
'67 F-100 2wd, 390/C6
'79 F-250  SC 4X4, 460/C6

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From: daves8 juno.com
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 21:59:22 -0700
Subject: Re: Accessory for my truck!


Does your wife have a sister?  I could be in love....

Dave Schoenberg
Denver, Colorado

On Sun, 24 Dec 2000 14:41:52 -0900 Matthew Schumacher <schu schu.net>
writes:
>
>
> Check out this Ford truck accessory my wife got me for christmas:
>
> www.schu.net/snowmachine/summitx.gif
>
> It looks quite nice in the bed of my 76 F-150 :)

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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Christmas
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 00:08:04 -0600

Merry Christmas everyone.

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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From: "Gary&Sally lni" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Working on Christmas........
Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2000 09:19:36 -0700

Well, I'm going out into my rather cold barn (its zero out right now) to see if I can get my truck started.  I'm hoping it's just flooded but I have never seen one that refused to dry out after a few days.  Maybe the plugs are fouled......we'll know soon enough because I'm taking them all out and blasting them to make sure (they are brand new).  I just hope it isn't a slipped timing chain (that's the way it acts, but the same symptoms sometimes occure with a flooded engine as well)

Here's hoping :-)

This situation brought me to a new idea for a project.  I think I'm going to go to the expense of having two mounts for the plow on two different trucks.........just to be safe.  Now all I have to do is find another power unit and mount to fit the bronco (FTE content :-)))

Anyone ever try putting a vac line to the manifold into the dash so you can spray start fluid from the cab?  I tried it but I think the hose is too long and twisty.  I think a shorter straigh line would actually work, maybe 3/8 brake line would be a good choice.  That's on my list too.........:-))

--
Happily Retired (but broke)
78 Bronco Loving, Michigan
Pot Hole Jumping, Gary
--


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From: "Shelley Batty" <shelba molalla.net>
Subject: Re: Working on Christmas........
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 07:55:14 -0800


Place  used to work we had lines running from the cab the the air cleaner on
all our rigs for just this purpose.  After you spray the starting fluid down
the tube, you have to blow on the tube to send the fluid down the line.
Worked great for us, in temperatures like you are describing.

HTH

Thom Batty
66 F250 Utility

-----Original Message-----

Anyone ever try putting a vac line to the manifold into the dash so you can
spray start fluid from the cab?  I tried it but I think the hose is too long
and twisty.  I think a shorter straigh line would actually work, maybe 3/8
brake line would be a good choice.  That's on my list too.........:-))



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From: Aeroape82 aol.com
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 11:23:18 EST
Subject: Holidays

may everyone have a joyous and fullfilling holiday and enjoy the New Year to
come.



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From: huston kudzumedia.com
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 11:28:07 -0500
Subject: Re: Christmas




Merry Christmas all.

Virgil Huston
Johnston, SC



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From: Aeroape82 aol.com
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 11:30:41 EST
Subject: Re: Working on Christmas........

When it's that cold over here in NY you can foul the plugs real easy some
times you can take them out and blast them with a propane torch to dry them
out and warm them a little.  If you don't have a torch and the missus don't
mind the oven also works fine.



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From: "John Webster" <jwebster tnt21.com>
Subject: Merry Christmas
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 12:02:09 -0500


A very Merry Christmas to one and all. May all our Fords and their family's
have a happy and prosperous New Year!

John & Family

'77 F150 4X4 460/C6/4:11's/33's


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From: "MARTY COLMAN" <colman76 hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: is it lifted?
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 18:10:58


Thanks guys, that's what I thought.  It sounds like just what I'm looking
for, now I just need to sell my old pickup.  Anyone want to buy a '73 F100
2wd 390? ;-)

Marty
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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000 15:48:19 EST
Subject: Merry Christmas

Well Everyone, it surely was a Merry Christmas in Vegas this year.  I got my
christmas wish!  (there would be a drumroll here if email had sound
capaility)  I pick up the 460 I been payin on for a year on
Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ladies and Gentleman, were are ever so close to havin
the ole girl up and rollin again.  I have high hopes that Tweety and I will
be tearin up the Nevada desert by no later than March.  I can't wait!  You
have no idea how hard it has been to have setback after setback with that
poor truck, especially when its your daily driver (we'll I take that back,
Ive read quite a few stories about the money pit:) )With the motor paid for
and already partially assembled, I only need to dig up the bare essentials.
Motor mounts, gasket set, steering box rebuild, and front suspension rubber.
Depending on whether or not I find a deal, I would like to swap to an
aluminum manifold, but will not hesitate to run what I have.  Oh Man oh Man
oh Man!!!!!  Im so stoked, I swear I cant put it into words.  Hope yall are
lookin forward to some more good stories, cuz Tweeties comin back, and shes
gonna be better than ever.  I might make the grand canyon jump yet!

Darrell & Tweety (who incidently is as excited as I am)



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