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61-79-list Digest Sat, 20 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 019

In This Issue:
Re: 73-79 F250s
engine placement
Re: Need some stuff (Bill!)
Re: engine placement
Re: Emblems, was 1979 Supercab cabs
Re: engine placement
Output Shaft Return
Re: Output Shaft Return
Re: Output Shaft Return
Re: Oxygenators in fuel
Re: Output Shaft Return
Re: Oxygenators in fuel
Re: Oxygenators in fuel
Re: Output Shaft Return
Re: engine placement
88 Lincoln Towncar
Re: engine placement
Free to a good home.....

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From: "Bill Beyer" <bbeyer pacifier.com>
Subject: Re: 73-79 F250s
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 15:06:31 -0800

No it's not, they added the "oxygenators" to reduce emissions by making the
combustion process more efficient. There's no less oxygen in the air now
than there was 30 years ago or 300 or 3000 or 3,000,000 for that matter. I
have no idea what made this person think there is but I have a pretty good
idea which orifice he's talking out of.

/// Friends help you move...Real friends help you move bodies \\

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hogan, Tom (Portland)" <Tom.Hogan kla-tencor.com>
To: <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2001 2:13 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: 73-79 F250s


>
> Is that why they added oxygenators to the gasoline? ;-)
>
> Tom H.
>
> >
> > Less oxygen? If that were the case shouldn't we all be
> > suffering from acute
> > hypoxia?
> >
> >  /// Friends help you move...Real friends help you move bodies \\
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Michael" <danger csolutions.net>
> > To: <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
> > Sent: Friday, January 19, 2001 12:18 AM
> > Subject: [61-79-list] Re: 73-79 F250s
> >
> >
> > >     I'd suggest sticking with 9:1 and avoid 10:1
> > compression unless you
> > will
> > > never use the engine to pull a heavy load up a steep grade
> > during the
> > summer
> > > heat. Not only does todays fuel contain a lower octane
> > rating, but there
> > is
> > > less oxygen in the atmosphere compared to 30 years ago. You
> > may, or may
> > not
> > > have troubles with 10:1, but is it really worth the risk
> > when 9:1 is known
> > > to be safe?




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Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 16:12:50 -0800
From: Don Grossman <duckdon mac.com>
Subject: engine placement


Hey all quiet day

What is the best orentation for the engine in relation to the
frame or does it matter?  What is more important the engine sitting
level or the carb?  My vote would be the carb.  I am rebuilding the
motor mounts in my truck and the carb doesn't sit level on the
engine.  The rear of the carb sits higher.  Any advise?

Thanks

Don

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Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 16:18:27 -0800
From: Don Grossman <duckdon mac.com>
Subject: Re: Need some stuff (Bill!)




Please excuse me folks

Hey Bill Ballinger  if you are still out there email me.  Your old
email bounces.

We now return you to your regular programing.

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From: "Jason and Kathy" <kendrick mddc.com>
Subject: Re: engine placement
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 19:20:13 -0600


I've noticed in most of my rwd vehicles that the rear of the motor is
actually lower than the front. With the carb sloping towards the front of
the engine and the motor sloping to the rear, they should cancel each other
out and the carb should sit level. But, both of my trucks sit higher in the
rear than the front, and the carb still leans towards the front.
In the end, I really don't think it's that important the carb sits level.
As long as it's within reason...

Jason Kendrick



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Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 20:23:14 -0800
From: Greg <greg gregster.com>
Subject: Re: Emblems, was 1979 Supercab cabs


> Anyone got "trailer special" emblems?
>

Nope ... but I've got some "Ranger XLT" rear fendr emblems I'd like to trade for
some "Explorer" emblems.

Greg


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From: "GaryBBB" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Re: engine placement
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 09:17:58 -0800


The more level a carb sits the better.  Even though vehicles are designed to
keep running when off level the carbs are not sophisticated enough to run
like a chain saw or even a lawn mower.  The most forgiving carb I know of is
the Rochester due to the float location but all will handle some tilting up
to a point.  I certainly would not want to have it start out tilted though,
level is better for sure :-)

If the carb is tilted then the engine may not have the correct relationship
with the chassis either which can cause other problems, especially if it's a
4x4.  Typically you want the rear driveshaft to be on a perfect line with
the transmission output shaft for best performance and ujoint life.  Since
the front drive shaft gets used a lot less it's angles are less important
but still must be considered.  I would build the mounts to locate the engine
as described and let everything else fall into place as it will.  The carb
should also be level in that condition.  If not there is some other problem
with the carb mount to the engine....IE wrong adapters, poor installation of
intake, wrong intake etc.....

I've never personally seen an engine installation (stock) where the engine
was tilted forward or even absolutely level.  All of them have been tilted
to the rear slightly to facilitate the alignment of the drive shaft I'm
reasonably sure.

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

> Hey all quiet day
>
> What is the best orentation for the engine in relation to the
> frame or does it matter?  What is more important the engine sitting
> level or the carb?  My vote would be the carb.  I am rebuilding the
> motor mounts in my truck and the carb doesn't sit level on the
> engine.  The rear of the carb sits higher.  Any advise?


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Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 10:00:05 -0500
From: "O'Connor" <theoconnors mindspring.com>
Subject: Output Shaft Return


Gang,
Awhile back, I ordered an output shaft from one of the NOS guys.  Like most
of us, I waited a couple of months for the spirit to move me to start
putting the transmission back together.  When I started to put it together,
the shaft was too short!  I got in touch with the owner and told him the
shaft didn't match the length given in the Ford parts book.  He said he
would try to get me another one.  After a couple more months of waiting, I
found a used shaft for my transmission.  I sent the short shaft back to the
store and asked for my money back.  He told me that it was store policy to
give a 50% store credit after 30 days.  I E-mailed him back and asked for
the correct shaft or 100% refund.  There was never any mention of a 30 day
return policy.  I have the original packing slip. What does everyone think?
Tim 66F100

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Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 09:42:30 -0700
From: "William (Tony) Whited" <f10074 ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Output Shaft Return


I think you have a point if they don't tell you about the policy then it is
their problem.  I have found that when someone has a questionable policy, that
being such a pain that they cannot really stand behind something that doesn't
make sense.  If you go to Ford parts at the dealership they have been signs 10%
restocking fee or no returning special order parts.  If you told them what you
needed and they sent the wrong one then they are really wrong.  Just my
thoughts

O'Connor wrote:

> Gang,
> Awhile back, I ordered an output shaft from one of the NOS guys.  Like most
> of us, I waited a couple of months for the spirit to move me to start
> putting the transmission back together.  When I started to put it together,
> the shaft was too short!  I got in touch with the owner and told him the
> shaft didn't match the length given in the Ford parts book.  He said he
> would try to get me another one.  After a couple more months of waiting, I
> found a used shaft for my transmission.  I sent the short shaft back to the
> store and asked for my money back.  He told me that it was store policy to
> give a 50% store credit after 30 days.  I E-mailed him back and asked for
> the correct shaft or 100% refund.  There was never any mention of a 30 day
> return policy.  I have the original packing slip. What does everyone think?
> Tim 66F100

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



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From: "GaryBBB" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Re: Output Shaft Return
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 12:36:36 -0800


If this was an internet site transaction then the site is "Supposed" to
spell out the policy or forever hold their peace.  If you gave them the
correct information and there was no possibility of confusion due to more
than one option for that part etc. then they should be willing to replace
the part but if you left out any info which could cause confusion then you
really don't have a case.  OTOH, if they want your business they should be
willing to make it up to you since they are the ones who are supposed to
know what questions to ask to avoid confusion.

IMUO, Legally you probably can't do much about it but using some reason,
pointing out their moral obligation etc. may have some impact depending on
who you actually contact.  If you are willing to take a "Deal" then maybe
you can recover most of your costs but I wouldn't settle for 50% without a
struggle at least :-)

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

> back to the
> store and asked for my money back.  He told me that it was store policy to
> give a 50% store credit after 30 days.  I E-mailed him back and asked for
> the correct shaft or 100% refund.  There was never any mention of a 30 day
> return policy.  I have the original packing slip. What does
> everyone think?


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From: "GaryBBB" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Re: Oxygenators in fuel
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 12:41:03 -0800


That "May" be true but it also lowered the total BTU output of the fuel
which also lowered the engine's efficiency which also lowered economy
which........They will never, ever get it right as long as there is Greed in
the world, trust me :-(  NOS is an oxygenator too but guess what you have to
do to make it generate more power, do it's thing, add efficiency etc....?
YOU HAVE TO ADD MORE FUEL!  Unfortunately you can't add more fuel to fuel so
there you go.....

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

> No it's not, they added the "oxygenators" to reduce emissions by
> making the
> combustion process more efficient.


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

From: "Erik Marquez" <bronco78 alaska.com>
Subject: Re: Output Shaft Return
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 08:47:13 -0900


Gary is correct, IMO on his assessment of your situation.. As an added idea,
I have had friends in the local area of the supplier (mail order to me) go
do a face to face on my behalf. It seems it is much harder for the supplier
to be disinterested when facing a customer in person.  It also lets them
know that this is not a one person deal, but others are going to find out
about there unfair practices, which leads me to my second suggestion which I
have also used with some success. Inform the supplier that your large list
of vehicle enthusiasts is very interested in the out come of your deal. As
they would be very interested in avoiding those suppliers that participate
in unfair marketing. And the last $.02 I'll throw at ya is, if it starts
going bad for ya, and you think they have another part you might want from
them, make a deal, you'll send the part back, they credit ya towards the new
desired part.  After the other above tactics, they might be more willing to
make a deal.

Erik Marquez ( who is very aware of the pitfalls due to long distance parts
ordering)
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: GaryBBB <gpeters3 lni.net>
To: 61-79-list ford-trucks.com <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Sunday, January 21, 2001 8:35 AM
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: Output Shaft Return


>
>If this was an internet site transaction then the site is "Supposed" to
>spell out the policy or forever hold their peace.  If you gave them the
>correct information and there was no possibility of confusion due to more
>than one option for that part etc. then they should be willing to replace
>the part but if you left out any info which could cause confusion then you
>really don't have a case.  OTOH, if they want your business they should be
>willing to make it up to you since they are the ones who are supposed to
>know what questions to ask to avoid confusion.
>
>IMUO, Legally you probably can't do much about it but using some reason,
>pointing out their moral obligation etc. may have some impact depending on
>who you actually contact.  If you are willing to take a "Deal" then maybe
>you can recover most of your costs but I wouldn't settle for 50% without a
>struggle at least :-)
>
>--
>Happily Retired (but broke)
>Michigan Pot Hole Jumping,
>78 Bronco Loving, Gary
>--
>
>> back to the
>> store and asked for my money back.  He told me that it was store policy
to
>> give a 50% store credit after 30 days.  I E-mailed him back and asked for
>> the correct shaft or 100% refund.  There was never any mention of a 30
day
>> return policy.  I have the original packing slip. What does
>> everyone think?
>
>
>


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From: "Bill Beyer" <bbeyer pacifier.com>
Subject: Re: Oxygenators in fuel
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 10:00:28 -0800

Yes it is true and yes it does reduce the total energy released when the
fuel is burned which is why there is typically a 2%-5% reduction in mpg when
oxygenated fuels are used. Believe me I'm not a big fan of oxygenated fuels
but I do know they weren't invented because there's "less oxygen in the air
than 30 years ago."

N2O is another subject entirely and is strictly for performance gains not
emissions reduction.

/// Friends help you move...Real friends help you move bodies \\

----- Original Message -----
From: "GaryBBB" <gpeters3 lni.net>
To: <61-79-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 12:41 PM
Subject: [61-79-list] Re: Oxygenators in fuel


>
> That "May" be true but it also lowered the total BTU output of the fuel
> which also lowered the engine's efficiency which also lowered economy
> which........They will never, ever get it right as long as there is Greed
in
> the world, trust me :-(  NOS is an oxygenator too but guess what you have
to
> do to make it generate more power, do it's thing, add efficiency etc....?
> YOU HAVE TO ADD MORE FUEL!  Unfortunately you can't add more fuel to fuel
so
> there you go.....
>




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From: "GaryBBB" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Re: Oxygenators in fuel
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 13:22:49 -0800


If anyone with any clout was "REALLY" interested in emissions they would
have persued.....Ahhhh, forget it :-(  This is political, not trucks....

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

> N2O is another subject entirely and is strictly for performance gains not
> emissions reduction.


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From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Output Shaft Return
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 14:08:53 -0600


> If this was an internet site transaction then the site is "Supposed" to
> spell out the policy or forever hold their peace.  If you gave them the
> correct information and there was no possibility of confusion due to more
> than one option for that part etc. then they should be willing to replace
> the part but if you left out any info which could cause confusion then you
> really don't have a case.  OTOH, if they want your business they should be
> willing to make it up to you since they are the ones who are supposed to
> know what questions to ask to avoid confusion.
> snip<
> IMUO, Legally you probably can't do much about it but using some reason,
> pointing out their moral obligation etc. may have some impact depending on
> who you actually contact.  If you are willing to take a "Deal" then maybe
> you can recover most of your costs but I wouldn't settle for 50% without a
> struggle at least :-)
> > back to the
> > store and asked for my money back.  He told me that it was store policy
to
> > give a 50% store credit after 30 days.  I E-mailed him back and asked
for
> > the correct shaft or 100% refund.  There was never any mention of a 30
day
> > return policy.  I have the original packing slip. What does
> > everyone think?

If you charged it on a credit card, contest the charges. The company will
generally be very cooperative about negotiating a settlement when you have
the part and suddenly they don't have your money any more. When you contest
charges, you don't exactly get your money back. The credit card company does
rescind the payment to the merchant until you and the merchant resolve your
differences. If a company goes through this procedure very often, they can
lose their credit card privileges. When it comes to credit card transactions
of this nature, the bank never ever loses.

--John LaGrone
jlagrone ford-trucks.com
See Henry at: http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm


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From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: engine placement
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 14:08:57 -0600


> I've never personally seen an engine installation (stock) where the engine
> was tilted forward or even absolutely level.  All of them have been tilted
> to the rear slightly to facilitate the alignment of the drive shaft I'm
> reasonably sure.

I'll agree with Gary on the observations and recommendations, but I always
assumed the engine was lower in the back to facilitate oil return to the
sump from the rocker arm areas.

--John LaGrone
jlagrone ford-trucks.com
See Henry at: http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm


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From: "John LaGrone" <jlagrone ford-trucks.com>
Subject: 88 Lincoln Towncar
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 14:27:02 -0600

Please pardon this plea. I need some help locating some components on the climate control system on my 88 Towncar. I remember a couple of other people on this list have 88 Towncars. Please mail me off list (direct to jlagrone ford-trucks.com) if you think you might be able to help. TIA.

--John LaGrone
jlagrone ford-trucks.com
See Henry at: http://www.ford-trucks.com/jlagrone/henry.home.htm


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From: "GaryBBB" <gpeters3 lni.net>
Subject: Re: engine placement
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 16:30:49 -0800


Again, I've never seen a set of heads that didn't have return holes on both
ends so the oil returns at the lower end regardless and most, if not all,
return around the push rods as well so I wouldn't think that was an issue.
Most oil pans have at least two levels as well and the pickup is located at
the lowest point, again for that reason.

One exception to this rule is in lifted 4x4's where you can not keep the
transmission output shaft aligned with the rear drive shaft or the engine
would simply be at too much of an angle.  The typical stock angle of most
installations is only a few degrees, probably less than 5 degrees.  If you
tilt it too much then you run into other problems such as thrust bearing
wear etc. as well as oil flow problems.  Auto engines are designed to run
mostly parallel with the horizon but have enough capacity built in to handle
short duration angles such as when climbing a boat ramp etc. but if you
leave it at a steep angle and run it hard (such as when rock crawling) you
will cause some damage somewhere in the engine and if steep enough you can
even cavitate the pump....and the rest of the engine due to the pump
cavitation so virtually all competition engines have large capacity oil pans
to offset some of this, along with the high rpm which tends to pull all the
oil up to the top so more is needed to start with so you don't run out under
that condition.

I have not seen one but I've heard of engines with multiple pickups and some
kind of check valve system so it uses the one which has the oil.....I
beleive many dry sump systems utilize this method.

BTW, some would say it's better to have a little angle at each Ujoint to
ensure lubrication of the needle bearings in the joints but the ideal setup
for the rear is to have the pinion and transmission shafts on the same axis
when at cruise on a smooth surface.  That is, when under light power which
tends to force the rear axle to rotate a degree or two.  This produces the
least wear, provides the most geometric advantage for strength and ensures
the smoothest operation at speed.  The bearings in the ujoints are
adequately lubed by the undulations of the suspension so constant movement
is not necessary.  I'm pointing this out because some may be installing
engines with home made mounts (like I did) and this needs to be considered
when mocking up the engine placement.  4x4's are different in that you
usually have to balance the drive shaft angles between the front and rear
for maximum flex in the joints and sometimes this means tilting the engine
one way or the other to facilitate this.  Owners of radically lifted trucks
simply have to accept more frequent ujoint replacements and the likelyhood
of more frequent breakage unless they use larger than stock parts.

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

> I'll agree with Gary on the observations and recommendations, but I always
> assumed the engine was lower in the back to facilitate oil return to the
> sump from the rocker arm areas.


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

From: "Christopher Worley" <cworley76 hotmail.com>
Subject: Free to a good home.....
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 01:58:46


I need to get rid of some stuff in my garage so that I can walk, the first
items I have are front brake assy. including spindles from a '67 F100, this
is a drum assy., I also have the front coil springs, if anyone needs these
items let me know off list and they are yours.


Chris Worley
'67 F100


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