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61-79-list Digest Tue, 16 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 015

In This Issue:
Re: RamAssist PS problems
Re: Ford 9" gear ratio's stock?
Re: RamAssist PS problems
Re: Ford 9" gear ratio's stock?
Torque Converters
Build sheet
Ox
engine opinions
Build Sheet Info
Re: engine opinions
New addition
Re: Build Sheet Info
Re: Build Sheet Info
73-79 F250s
Re: RamAssist PS problems

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From: "Keith" <a2jkeith gci.net>
Subject: Re: RamAssist PS problems
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 18:45:52 -0900



-----Original Message-----
From: David Oneal <dave davesmonsterpit.com>
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 1:24 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: RamAssist PS problems


I got a kit and rebuilt mine and it worked a lot
>better. I have never looked at the ram, but I know that NAPA can get
>rebuilt ones. <SNIP>
Hey  you said NAPA can get em?  Really? I work for napa so maybe if ya can
get me a part number, cuz in all my books I CANT FIND IT! ! ! I have been
searching for months and cant find any information on it. So if you know
someone there at your local NAPA that has some more knowlege then me get a
part number from them for me would ya? thanks alot,
Keith
71F250 4x4 Tbird Powered 390


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From: SHill48337 aol.com
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 22:50:45 EST
Subject: Re: Ford 9" gear ratio's stock?


In a message dated 1/15/2001 1:04:25 PM Pacific Standard Time,
trendsetter4life yahoo.com writes:

<< since
the shaft turns but the wheels dont thought this was a built proof axel
guessing not
since a straight six blew the gears up, but like i said i am assuming it was
set up
wrong any help would be great thanks
 >>
Could the an axle be broken??
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F250 4x4 460

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Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 21:12:43 -0700
From: David Oneal <dave davesmonsterpit.com>
Subject: Re: RamAssist PS problems

It was about 2 years ago, I didnt buy one but I got all the hoses from them
and they had everything right there in the book. The store moved and none
of the same guys are there, so I dont go there anymore. I could check, but
if you cant find it, the guys there now couldnt find it either. I found it
at www.wrenchead.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wrenchead.com/wh_mem/replacement/r_resultlist.asp?%5Fpart%5Fgroup=6131&%5Fcat=Chassis+%26+Steering&%5Fsubcat=Power+Steering+Parts&%5Fbreakdown=STEERING%2C+POWER+CYLINDER&category=11&cat%5Ftype=b&mscssid=7a6e783a0e8e6e558f4e128a6aaee130
and
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wrenchead.com/wh_mem/replacement/r_resultlist.asp?%5Fpart%5Fgroup=6132&%5Fcat=Chassis+%26+Steering&%5Fsubcat=Power+Steering+Parts&%5Fbreakdown=STEERING%2C+POWER+CYLINDER+KIT&category=11&cat%5Ftype=b&mscssid=7a6e783a0e8e6e558f4e128a6aaee130
Its rather pricy I think.

At 06:45 PM 1/16/2001 -0900, you wrote:


>-----Original Message-----
>From: David Oneal <dave davesmonsterpit.com>
>To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
>Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 1:24 PM
>Subject: [61-79-list] Re: RamAssist PS problems
>
>
>  I got a kit and rebuilt mine and it worked a lot
> >better. I have never looked at the ram, but I know that NAPA can get
> >rebuilt ones. <SNIP>
>Hey  you said NAPA can get em?  Really? I work for napa so maybe if ya can
>get me a part number, cuz in all my books I CANT FIND IT! ! ! I have been
>searching for months and cant find any information on it. So if you know
>someone there at your local NAPA that has some more knowlege then me get a
>part number from them for me would ya? thanks alot,
>Keith
>71F250 4x4 Tbird Powered 390

Dave

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


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From: "GaryBBB" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Re: Ford 9" gear ratio's stock?
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 00:31:50 -0800


Probably 3.50.  The 9" is a very strong rear end so there must be some
serious miles on it, poor maintenence or incorrect assy.  Unfortunately not
all "Professionals" know what they are doing.  I just rebuilt a transfer
case that was missing some important parts and some were stacked on the
shafts wrong so it self destructed.  It takes me longer and sometimes I make
mistakes but I do all my own work for this reason.  If you research your
project, purchase the necessary tools and take your time you can't possibly
mess it up any worse than a slopy professional and you aren't out the labor
costs:-)

As already mentioned, a broken axle on one side will cause this as well.

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

> Also I dont know how i manged this one assumined the previeace
> ower put them in
> wrongor something but manged to explode the old ring and pinon i
> am guessing since
> the shaft turns but the wheels dont thought this was a built
> proof axel


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From: "John Webster" <jwebster tnt21.com>
Subject: Torque Converters
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 07:52:07 -0500

I have a question to run by everyone. While talking to the Ford Motorsport Tech yesterday about C6's he recommended one of three companies for a Torque Converter. CONE, ATI or Transmission Specialties; I have to admit that I didn't know of any of them. Does anyone have any info regarding these (good or bad experience) and maybe a link to a Web site (found nothing in searches so far) Thanks.

John
'77 F150 4X4 466/C6/4:11's/33's


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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Build sheet
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 08:38:30 -0600

Darrell writes:  >>Well folks, Ford came through.  I gave the folks in Customer Assistance a
call a few weeks ago, to see about build information on my truck, and it
arrived today<<

Snip

>>:)  I suggest anyone doing a restoration, or
those of you who are just curious, to get one of these sent to you.  Its
free, so why not?<<

OK Darrell!!!   Could you furnish the Ph## You called???



Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Ox
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 09:16:45 -0600

Ox  If you're out there please contact me off list!!!!

Maggie11 Hiwaay.net

Thanks,
Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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From: "Jeff Bennett" <jmb40 amexol.net>
Subject: engine opinions
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 11:09:41 -0500


RE: engine opinions"
17-Jan-01, 11:09 AM (EST)


thanks for the input from everyone. I think that the 360/390 conversion is
the route I'll take. Being that they are the
same blocks, can I simply buy a rebuild kit for a 390 to
put into the 360? Are the timing chain, cam, lifters, etc,
the same?
thanks
jeff




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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 11:42:48 EST
Subject: Build Sheet Info


Hey I went through the Archives, and tried to find that number.  I didnt find
it, but I did find an email address for exactly the same results.  Its
cacinfo ford.com.  hope this helps.

Darrell


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From: "Hogan, Tom (Portland)" <Tom.Hogan kla-tencor.com>
Subject: Re: engine opinions
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 15:14:17 -0800



>
> RE: engine opinions"
> 17-Jan-01, 11:09 AM (EST)
>
>
> thanks for the input from everyone. I think that the 360/390
> conversion is
> the route I'll take. Being that they are the
> same blocks, can I simply buy a rebuild kit for a 390 to
> put into the 360? Are the timing chain, cam, lifters, etc,
> the same?
> thanks
> jeff
>

If the rebuild kit includes a crank, rod and pistions then yes.  The rest is
the same.

Tom H.

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Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 16:24:09 -0700
From: "William Whited (Tony)" <f10074 ford-trucks.com>
Subject: New addition


   Well guys things are good.  I had to get rid of my 74 Ranger
Supercab, but the good news is I had to so I could get my new truck (74
F350 Ranger XLT Super Camper Special 460).  Let me tell you she is
awesome.  I traded my Supercab and 2,000 for it.  I had to drive to
Daytona Beach to get her but man she is really sweet.  She has a miss
and needs some other work, but even with the miss she got a little over
10 mpg doing 65-75 mph.  Well I will keep you guys posted on what's
going on with her.

PS.. it is great to own a 74 in a emissions county.

--
William (Tony) Whited
74 F350 Ranger XLT Super Camper Special 460
77 F150 Custom 460
El Paso, TX
Semper Fi



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Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 18:21:27 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Build Sheet Info


At 11:42 AM 1/17/01, you wrote:

>Hey I went through the Archives, and tried to find that number.  I didnt find
>it, but I did find an email address for exactly the same results.  Its
>cacinfo ford.com.  hope this helps.
>
>Darrell

Cacinfo ford.com hasn't worked in a couple of years.  Additionally,
last I heard, Ford doesn't give out build sheets anymore, except
in exceptional cases.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 19:04:04 EST
Subject: Re: Build Sheet Info


In a message dated 1/17/01 3:46:02 PM Pacific Standard Time,
kpayne ford-trucks.com writes:

<< Cacinfo ford.com hasn't worked in a couple of years.  Additionally,
last I heard, Ford doesn't give out build sheets anymore, except
in exceptional cases.

Ken Payne >>

That post I found that address from was 97, bummer it doesnt work.  AS far as
the build sheets, I called the 800 for ford, waited through a big list of
options, till one was for customer service, and just asked him.  He was very
pleasant to deal with, and it was very fast, just got my mailing address,
made sure he had the correct VIN for both vehicles, and bing bang boom, got
my info yesterday.

Darrell & Tweety

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From: "Jason Derra" <derrar internetcds.com>
Subject: 73-79 F250s
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 17:03:07 -0800


I've been thinking about buying a 73-79 F250 4wd.  It will mostly be used
for back and forth to work,
but it will also be used to hauling a 8 ft cabover camper and a 7000 lb
(gross) car trailer.

I am debating between a few options.

1. What engine? 360/390 or the 351M/400.  I haven't had much experience with
the FE engines other than repairs.  I have heard nothing but good things
said about the reliability.  But how well are they going to handle a 14,000
lb load on a hill?  Fuel mileage?  How about the 400?  I've pretty much
concluded that if it has a 351M, the 429 in my garage will go in it.

2. Tranny.  C6 or 435?  I know this is kind of a personal preference.  Both
are nearly bulletproof.
I definetely want a 205 (part time) transfer case. Does that limit my
options for a tranny choice?

3. power steering?  If I get a pre 77, I think that integral power steering
is one of the first things on the list.
How much work is it to swap to the later steering box?

4. Highboy or not?  Is there much of a difference in unloaded ride between
the highboys and the later trucks?  I know the highboys are limited for
suspension lift choices.  If I do lift, it would be just enough for 35's,
maybe 36's.

5. Disc brake choices?  I really want to stick to an open knuckle frontend.
Do the 3/4 ton Dana 44's share the spindle bolt pattern with the 1/2t (6
bolt for drum and 5 for disc)?  How about disc brake options for the 60?

TIA.  Any advice or any other thoughts would be appreciated

Jason
'69 Bronco 5.0 HO EFI, NP435
'96 F250 Ext Cab 4WD Powerstroke
'77 F150 4WD 429
"As fast as necessary, as slow as possible"



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From: Aeroape82 aol.com
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 21:26:34 EST
Subject: Re: RamAssist PS problems

Had it happen a couple of times.  First time I had to bleed the system (fill
the pump up and while the truck is running turn the wheel back and forth from
one side to the other this process should take care of possible air in
system.  The second time my steering pump was getting ready to let go took
about 2 months before it went.


Glenn  NY
78 F250 (talk about projects and headaches)



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