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61-79-list Digest Mon, 19 Feb 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 054

In This Issue:
I love junkyards...
Re: I love junkyards...
Re: Number 3 has died....
Re: I love junkyards...
Timing alignment
Re: OT jeep engine swaps, with a Ford motor :-)
Certified Mechanic
Brake lines
Ripped off
Re: fuel sending unit -IN CAB
Re: 360
Re: 360
ALERT//RIPPED OFF - The other side of the story
Re: Daytona 500
360 dizzy
Which Year?
Re: I love junkyards...
ALERT//RIPPED OFF - The other side of the story
61 T-750
Re: 61 T-750
Re: Timing alignment
Re: Which Year?
9 inch questions
stumped
distributor replacement
Re: 360 dizzy and brake lines
Re: 9 inch questions
Re: 390 intake finished
Re: Daytona 500
Re: Now Old Ford ID (Was: I love junkyards...)
180 degrees off... was 360
brace on inside rear wall of cab

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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 06:21:34 -0800 (PST)
From: Eric Finn <ecfinn yahoo.com>
Subject: I love junkyards...


Well,

I finally found some time to head out to my local u-pull it junkyard.
Shorty and Dave's U-Pull It Truck junkyard in West Conshohocken, PA.
Quite a treasure trove of parts for trucks.  I haven't been there in a
while but my parents minivan needed a new tail-light so I used it as an
excuse to head over.  I finally did get the interior transmission cover
plate for a manual tranny.  I also saw quite a few interesting old fords.
There were at least three complete Dana 60/70 rear ends from various
years.  A '76 F-250 2WD supercab that they use to run the lot with that's
for sale.  A really neat old F-600 dump truck.  Another old F-350 stake
body from at least the sixties.  I'm not too familiar with the pre-73 body
styles, sorry or I'd be more specific.  I'm actually going to be there
this afternoon.  Maybe I'll snap some quick digital pics so you guys can
id them...  :-)

P.S. I now only need to get the parking break cables done on my F-350 and
it'll be inspected.  I got replacement tie rod ends and put them on
Saturday.  Steering is now nice and tight.  WooHoo!

Later,
Eric Finn
'78 Bronco "The Beast" (Project in progress)
'79 F-350 4x4 "Fred"
'95 Mustang GT "Beauty"

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From: "Southerland, Rich" <rsouther alldata.com>
Subject: Re: I love junkyards...
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 06:29:15 -0800


Did you remember the minivan taillight?!? :)

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Well,

I finally found some time to head out to my local u-pull it junkyard.
Shorty and Dave's U-Pull It Truck junkyard in West Conshohocken, PA.
Quite a treasure trove of parts for trucks.  I haven't been there in a
while but my parents minivan needed a new tail-light so I used it as an
excuse to head over.  I finally did get the interior transmission cover
plate for a manual tranny.  I also saw quite a few interesting old fords.
There were at least three complete Dana 60/70 rear ends from various
years.  A '76 F-250 2WD supercab that they use to run the lot with that's
for sale.  A really neat old F-600 dump truck.  Another old F-350 stake
body from at least the sixties.  I'm not too familiar with the pre-73 body
styles, sorry or I'd be more specific.  I'm actually going to be there
this afternoon.  Maybe I'll snap some quick digital pics so you guys can
id them...  :-)

P.S. I now only need to get the parking break cables done on my F-350 and
it'll be inspected.  I got replacement tie rod ends and put them on
Saturday.  Steering is now nice and tight.  WooHoo!

Later,
Eric Finn
'78 Bronco "The Beast" (Project in progress)
'79 F-350 4x4 "Fred"
'95 Mustang GT "Beauty"

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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 08:32:24 -0600
From: John Strauss <jstrauss inetport.com>
Subject: Re: Number 3 has died....


I watched the race and have seen the replay about 20 times.  I have seen,
on TV and in person, Dale Earnhardt walk away from accidents that make what
happened yesterday look like a grocery store cart rolled into his door.  I
still cannot believe he died over that.

I do not mind telling you when I heard the news later on ESPN I sat down
and cried and I hated that sucker.  But to be really honest the reason I
"hated" him is because he always beat my guys.  If he wasn't the greatest
driver ever, he was at least in the top 3 (Petty, Pearson).  NASCAR will
never be able to fill the void left by his passing.
  _
_| ~~.  John Strauss
\, *_}  jstrauss inetport.com
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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 06:35:42 -0800 (PST)
From: Eric Finn <ecfinn yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: I love junkyards...


--- "Southerland, Rich" <rsouther alldata.com> wrote:
> Did you remember the minivan taillight?!? :)
>

Yeah but they didn't have one.  Too new for a yard.  So I spent the next
two hours perusing old fords...  Much more interesting people looking in
that area of the yard.  :-)

Later,
Eric


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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Timing alignment
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 08:41:17 -0600

Mark of SW Wash. writes:  >>> I can't remember exactly how it looked,
but I was thinking the front of the crank didn't stick out past the end of
the balancer too much and the keyway in the balancer would be easy
to see so I should be able to see  it within a couple degrees with a
straightedge after removing the pulley.
No?<<

Hold everything Mark..  I was speaking of the keyway in the crank gear
pulley - not the keyway in the balancer.  The keyway in the balancer is
180 degrees out from the keyway in the crank gear for timing chain.. I just
confirmed this by going out to my shop and looking at a crank(460).


Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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From: "Daniel Beiers" <dbeiers rmpprestress.com>
Subject: Re: OT jeep engine swaps, with a Ford motor :-)
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 07:47:18 -0700


Hello,
What type of Jeep is it?  I don't know of the conversion company but I can
tell you if its a CJ-7 you don't need the help, advice, or expensive parts.
All your friend needs to do is find (2) stock drivers side engine mounts for
the AMC 258 I-6.  Put one drivers side mount on both sides of frame and bolt
in the 302.  I know a plethora of people who have done just that. Note, they
have all used the truck 5.0, I can't speak for the small differences with
the mustang 302. If he were smart he would take the money he saved on engine
mounts and buy a Granny T-18 or ford tranny so all he would need is a t-case
adapter.  If he has the Dana 20 t-case he wouldn't even need that.  This
could be an adapter free swap.  If you want tell him to drop me a line and I
can hook him up with at least 2 people who have done the swap.

Later,
Dan
67 Ford F-100
86 Jeep CJ-7

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Gang, please excuse the OT, but a friend is looking for some info on a V-8
conversion in his jeep.  Very good guy I met up here, that has taken me and
the bronco in to his club, with nary a sideways glance at my non jeep.

Place he is looking at is in San Jose called Z&M Conversions?  They
specialize in 5.0 liter Ford conversions in Jeeps.

Anybody know it? used them? Know of another place, supplier?
This is a quality minded person and he is looking for a place that can
supply a complete conversion kit, list, parts, not just a hack job.  He is
looking towards the Outback challenge in Australia next year which he
intends to race in.. Thus the reason to do the V8 swap in place of the 4cyl
that he currently performs flawlessly with the trails in AK.

Anyway to those that have any help, probable best to mail me on the side,
off list.

To those that have no interest, my apologies for the OT

Erik Marquez
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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Certified Mechanic
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 09:08:06 -0600

Stephen B. writes:  >>My wife took our Ranger to a local repair shop on Friday to get it lubed
and get a price on a tune-up. This guy told my wife things that would make
a "real" mechanic's hair stand on end!
First of all, I told her that I wanted Castrol 20-50 put in it (I know, I've been
told in cold weather it's better to run a lighter viscosity, but its really not all that
cold here) But this guy told her that she needed 10-40 wt. because "in these
hotter running, high revving engines , you need a lighter oil to keep the engine
cool" and that "the 20-50 wt. would become as thin as the 10-40 in a short time
anyway"
Then he checked the tranny oil & he told my wife "It looks like someone screwed
up and put ATF in your tranny instead of gear oil you should have this changed
right away!" Luckily for me, my wife knew I just filled it with Mercon/Dextron3 ATF
(like the book calls for) When I replaced the clutch 2 months ago.....she declined
his offer to change the fluid, even though he warned her "It'll ruin your seals if you
leave it in".
Now here's the clincher,  My wife noticed a nice late 60's ford truck in the parking-
lot and asked if it was his, he said yes, so she started telling him about my 71 F250
and my plans to build my 360 into a 390.
He told her "Oh that's a bad idea, if you bore a 360 out to a 390 the cylinder walls
will be too thin,and they would end up cracking from heat & stress over time".

WHAT?!?!?!

My wife said there was an "ASE Certified" sticker on the door & plaque on the wall, but
I figured he must have got that by sending $5.00 and three proofs of purchases from
Lucky Charms cereal.......;-)
Now in all fairness I didn't see this "mechanic " so maybe it was just one of his helpers
or something, but, just in case I told my wife not to ever go there again, or I would make
her drive our 85 Mazda 626(a.k.a. The Turd) from now on....... ;-)<<

May God Help us All.   I sure hope that certification belonged to someone else and
did not have his name on it.  I've got Grandchildren in grammerschool that know
better than that.


Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Brake lines
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 09:19:44 -0600

Jason K. writes:  >>. Is it wise to splice the line with a compression
fitting, or should I just shorten the line, cut and re-flare?<<

I would not think using compression fittings in brake systems to
be wise.. No real proof, just my thinking..  I'd want to replace the
complete line rather than shorten it or insert a splice of any type.
Brakes are not the place to be taking risks..IMHO.

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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From: "Azie L. Magnusson" <maggie11 HiWAAY.net>
Subject: Ripped off
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 09:29:01 -0600

Joe writes:  >>Groups
please do not deal with a TIMMY BOYD from Las Vegas, NV
he sent me wrong parts and will not refund the money.
its a lesson learned<<

If you purchased the items by way of credit card, give your credit
card issuer a call and see if they will help..  Most of them will take
up the battle for you.  You have to be spefic when talking to the card
issuer and know the line item - amount - who to - and why the charge
is in dispute(in your case the wrong item).  They will usually help you..
You will need to also know the dates and times and person spoke with
that refused to take the mechandise back.

Azie Magnusson
Ardmore, Al.


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From: "Ken Schneider" <fordemail sunsetcoast.com>
Subject: Re: fuel sending unit -IN CAB
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:22:18 -0500


Actually I have 2 in-cab tanks sitting around that have sending units in
them, if anyone is interested, one from a '69, and one from a '72.

Ken Schneider
Coloma, MI
68 F100 Ranger 360/C6/3.25
88 Crown Victoria 5.0/Mustang AOD


>does anyone know if a fuel sending unit part no C8TF-9275-B will fit in a
1971 F-100 custom (in cab tank)?
>

The correct part number for this unit should be a D7TZ-9275-G - I just
bought one the other day from my local
Ford dealer, the only current manufacturer of the sending units.  They are
pricey but thankfully still available.


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From: "MARTY COLMAN" <colman76 hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: 360
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 16:33:20


The first time I pulled the dist out of my 390, it came out hard too.  It
was loose from the intake and would come up a little, but something was
holding it.  I finally got mad and just started pulling, turned out the pump
shaft was wedged into the bottom of the dist.  There is a 'keeper' or lock
ring on the shaft that is supposed to keep it from coming out with the dist,
that's what was holding it back.  I ended up pulling the shaft through the
lock ring.  I fot the dist out, but now there is a loose lock ring sitting
somewhere in the bottom of my motor.  I put in a new dist (same pump shaft)
and it hasn't happened since.  If I was using the same dist, I would have
changed the gear.  That may be your trouble too.

Just a thought.

Marty
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From: "James Barker" <jbarker proms.com>
Subject: Re: 360
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 10:05:37 -0800


I also had the same issue.  You should watch out that the rod going down to
the oil pump stays in the pump when you pull out the distributor.  There's a
little ring on the rod that prevents the rod from being pulled completely
out.

Jim


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Jeffrey,
   Mine did the same thing last time I pulled it out. I just ended up
twisting
it (or turning it) back and forth while pulling upward and after awhile it
popped out.

Stephen Brown

71' F250   "Baby"
68' F100  (project)
94' Ranger Supercab 4.0


>From: "Jeffrey Bennett" <jmb40 amexol.net>
>Subject: 360
>Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 08:44:32 -0500

>I'm changing out the intake on a 360. The distributor is loose, and pulls
up slightly
>but then hangs up. Is there a trick to getting them out? Shouldn't they
just pull out
>like any other distributor?

>jeff


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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 13:09:46 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ALERT//RIPPED OFF - The other side of the story


>Groups
>please do not deal with a TIMMY BOYD from Las Vegas, NV
>he sent me wrong parts and will not refund the money.
>its a lesson learned.
>Joe

There's another side to this story and Joe, it looks like you may
have left some things out of the story:

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didnt understand the installation. I offered on 2 separate occasions for him
to return COD for a refund.He declined on both occasions.a week later he
sent me e mail demanding a refund,calling me a liar,and threatening me and
my wife,and using extremely vulgar language in the process,stating to me
that he had friends 4 blocks from my house that would be looking out for me.
So you do what you need to do. By the way,I sent the parts 2 weeks before he
made payment. If he was not satisfied he had plenty time to return before he
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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 13:20:25 -0500
From: George Selby <gselby4x4 earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: Daytona 500


At 10:13 AM 2/19/01 -0500, you wrote:
>I've noticed that as well.  You get the spectacular crashes with cars flying
>through the air and cartwheeling down the track and no one gets hurt.  Then
>someone has what looks like a comparitively tame crash with the wall and
>they don't make it.  There was very little damage behind the front fenders
>of Dale's car.  It looked like the driver's compartment was undamaged.  When
>Adam Petty died the pictures I saw looked like he had a glancing blow to the
>wall.  Driver's side of the car looked pretty clean.

Most race drivers killed within the past few years have been victims of the
single strike to the wall.  A car that is spinning down the track
cartwheeling and sliding and bumping multiple objects is gradually shedding
its crash energy a little bit at a time.  A car that smacks a concrete wall
at 185 mph looses its crash energy all at once, transferring most of it to
the driver.  So the worst looking crashes can actually be the safest, while
a relatively simple looking single strike to the wall is the most deadly.

The current 'safe' design for IndyCars/Formula 1 is to have the vehicle
disintegrate after a crash, gradually shedding car parts (and loosing
energy) until just the driver's cell is left.

Technology does exist to diffuse the energy of a wall strike.  There are
water barriers that absorb energy and still yield, and there is a
collapsible concrete that gradually slows a car rather than just letting
the car bounce off of it.  However to use either one of these, the crowd
would have to be pushed back to allow room for these devices to work.

Of course my condolences go out to the Earnhardt family for their loss, and
I also feel sorry for Michael Waltrip, who will never be able to enjoy his
first Nascar victory.

George Selby
78 F-150 4x4 400 4 spdb
86 Nissan 300ZX
92 Subaru Legacy Wagon AWD
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From: "Gary L. Perry" <glperry fwi.com>
Subject: 360 dizzy
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 14:39:33 -0500

Is this also one of the "famous" .......Dropped the pump shaft in the pan when pulled the distributor engines? Or is that the older Y-blocks? I would bet just Gunk on housing or shaft too.
                                                                "G"


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From: "Carver" <carver ncwebsurfer.com>
Subject: Which Year?
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 11:42:00 -0800


I know I'm about to open up big-ol-Pandora's Box with this
question.  I went and test drove a brand new F150 SuperCrew
and the amount of plastic in the cab was just annoying.
Then again I'm annoyed that I have a vinyl dash on top of
the formerly beautiful metal dash on my '64 F100 CrewCab!

In lieu of spending $30K on a new CrewCab, I am seriously
thinking about buying an older longbed and making a CrewCab
with a standard length truck.  It would end up just like
my '64 F100 CrewCab, just newer, or like the SuperCrew,
just older.  I don't want a stock CrewCab, they're just
too long, I really like short CrewCabs.

Not being familiar with the 'newer' trucks, after '64, I
am asking this group for which year, and why, I should be
going after.

Jeff  '64 F100 CrewCab and maybe another!


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From: BRussAZ aol.com
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 14:58:39 EST
Subject: Re: I love junkyards...


In a message dated 2/19/01 6:22:18 AM Pacific Standard Time, ecfinn yahoo.com
writes:

<< 'm actually going to be there
this afternoon.  Maybe I'll snap some quick digital pics so you guys can
id them...  :-)

P.S. I now only need to get the parking break cables done on my F-350 and
it'll be inspected.  I got replacement tie rod ends and put them on
Saturday.  Steering is now nice and tight.  WooHoo!

Later,
Eric Finn
'78 Bronco "The Beast" (Project in progress)
'79 F-350 4x4 "Fred"
'95 Mustang GT "Beauty"
 >>

I love those yards out your way.  Out here in the West they are pretty picked
clean.  Now if I just had a transporter to get some of that ol stuff out
here...

Bill (Phoenix)


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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 15:17:02 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ALERT//RIPPED OFF - The other side of the story


This is a warning, if anyone uses the lists to further their
cause, you better be prepared to deal with facts as they come
out if you did not present them to begin with.

I have received copies of emails from Tim Boyd in which Joe
was cussing him out, calling him names and making threats.  I
do not like having our services abused with half-truths.  If
you have a problem with a transaction, deal with it privately
or be prepared to tell the whole truth when using our lists to
"warn" users.

Thanks for everyone's patience in this matter,
Ken Payne
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From: Natp244 cs.com
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 15:44:44 EST
Subject: 61 T-750


Hello list,
I have located a 1961 T-750 truck in a salvage yard that I might want to get
a few parts from.  Mainly I'm looking at the intake manifold (4BBL).  The
engine apears to be a Y-block of some sort- (rear dist, ram's horn exhaust),
but I know these larger trucks had some engines from the MEL family and I
know nothing about these.  I couldn't find the rating plate to identify the
engine and I did not have the opportunity to look for casting numbers on the
block.

I did, however, get the casting number from the intake.  It was C1TE 9125-C.

My questions are: What type of motor would this be?  Will the intake bolt up
to my 292?  Or- where can I find the rating plate??

I have a Master Parts Catalog but have been unable to find the intake
manifold numbers in it (still learning to use it).  Any help would be
appreciated.  Thanks.

Nate

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From: Natp244 cs.com
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 15:49:27 EST
Subject: Re: 61 T-750


correction- that number on the intake manifold should have read C1TE 9425-C.

Thanks!

Nate

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From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: Re: Timing alignment
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 13:08:47 -0800 (PST)


Azie wrote:
> Hold everything Mark..  I was speaking of the keyway in the crank gear
> pulley - not the keyway in the balancer.  The keyway in the balancer is
> 180 degrees out from the keyway in the crank gear for timing chain.. I just
> confirmed this by going out to my shop and looking at a crank(460).

Got it.  My current thinking is to try to read the spark plugs to make
sure I am not too far advanced.  Advancing the timing seems to have
made a big difference in power so I am also considering switching to
premium fuel.


Mark in Southwest Washington
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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 16:22:02 EST
Subject: Re: Which Year?


Id suggest using an F-350 for this, from 73-79.  The extra wheelbase has
enough room to accomodate the crew cab, and still be able to make a decent
looking bed out of the original.  Also with the F-350 you have the benfits of
bigger brakes, sturdier frame, and if you look, a lot of these have 460's.
I've toyed around with using a crew cab and half a bronco and doing my own
centurian style conversion to my truck.  Did some rough measurements, and it
all looks like it will go together quite nicely.  If your unfamiliar with the
F-350 wheelbase, look in the pictorial.  Truck length is the same, but the
rear axle is 7 inches closer to the rear bumper for better towing and camper
hauling.  Should suit your needs quite nicely

Darrell & Tweety

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From: JUMPINFORD aol.com
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 16:27:30 EST
Subject: 9 inch questions


This is slightly off topic, but I suppose it can be applied to (and most
likely answered by) you half ton truck owners.  One of the axle seals is
leaking on my mustang, and I was curious if the seal installation can be done
by myself, or would I need to have the bearing pressed off and then back on?
Any info on this is very much appreciated.

Thanks
Darrell & Tweety

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From: Rizard209 aol.com
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 17:19:22 EST
Subject: stumped

I just put a new head in my 1970 f100 L6 300. put it all back together and it
sounded great. i let it sit in the yard for about 2 weeks and started it up
and now it has this popping sound in the carburater..i think its either the
carb or maybe i didn't adjust the valves right. .i rebuilt it about the
carburator a year or so ago (carter yf single barrell)...but i plan on
changing the carb today just to be safe...any of you ever have this problem?
and if you did how can it be fixed? thank you for any advice in advance



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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 17:20:54 -0500
From: Ben <wblsr email.com>
Subject: distributor replacement


I'm replacing the distributor on the 300 6cyl in my '67 F100
(hoping after replacing the carburetor, points, condenser, rotor,
plugs, plug wires and coil that I can get it running right -
never had so much trouble tuning the truck in the twelve years
I've been messing with it). It's been twenty years since I
replaced a distributor (in a Buick), and then it was a nightmare.
Any suggestions for this "shade tree" mechanic (my apologies to
all true shade-tree mechanics) which will make the job go
smoothly will be greatly appreciated.

--
TIA,
Ben

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From: "Jason and Kathy" <kendrick mddc.com>
Subject: Re: 360 dizzy and brake lines
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 17:05:23 -0600



Gary L. Perry wrote:

Is this also one of the "famous" .......Dropped the pump shaft in the pan
when pulled the distributor engines? Or is that the older Y-blocks?

I don't know about the Y-blocks, but I dropped the shaft into the oil pan
on my 390 when pulling the distributor. The lock ring was too low and
allowed the shaft to be pulled out of the pump. What a pain!

Speaking of pains, I've decided to cut the old brake line, double flare it,
and couple it with a new section. No compression fittings. I would replace
the whole line, but I've decided not to tear apart half the car to replace
the eight to ten foot piece of brake line.

Jason Kendrick


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From: draco pacifier.com
Subject: Re: 9 inch questions
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 15:35:36 -0800 (PST)


Darrell wrote:
> This is slightly off topic, but I suppose it can be applied to (and most
> likely answered by) you half ton truck owners.  One of the axle seals is
> leaking on my mustang, and I was curious if the seal installation can be done
> by myself, or would I need to have the bearing pressed off and then back on?
> Any info on this is very much appreciated.

The bearing has to be taken off.  There is also a retaining collar pressed
on with the bearing.  I've been told you can't get the bearing off
without ruining it so it is easier to cut it off.  For the collar you can
drill holes partway through it and break it off with a chisel.  You still
have to get the new parts pressed on though.

I think I got all the parts at Napa in a single box that came with a
Timken bearing, collar and seal for about $30.  I went ahead and did
both sides.

After spending about $100 within a year taking stuff in to get pressed I
went out and bought one of those made in China 20 ton hydraulic presses.
It works good for home stuff.  Yesterday I was doing the front bearings on
my car and used it to put the races in.  Nice to have, but not a
necessity.  I figure it will pay for itself after a while.


Mark in Southwest Washington
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.pacifier.com/~draco/Truck.html
--
'74 F-100 Ranger XLT 4X4


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From: "Jason and Kathy" <kendrick mddc.com>
Subject: Re: 390 intake finished
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 17:33:48 -0600


> Does it do this once or do you have to check the bolts every couple of
days?
>
> Tom H.

Tom, I should have wrote that differently. In the week after I re-installed
the manifold, I checked the bolt torque. The first time, I found several of
the bolts were loose. The second time, only one needed snugged up. I checked
them again a couple months later and they were all tight. I think it was
just the gaskets "settling in" after the cold-hot-cold cycles.

Jason Kendrick


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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 16:20:08 -0800
From: Dennis Pearson <dpearson ctc.edu>
Subject: Re: Daytona 500




George Selby wrote:
>

>
> Most race drivers killed within the past few years have been victims of the
> single strike to the wall.

Very true...The report I heard on the news this morning stated that he
refused to wear the safety equipment that probably would have saved his
life...My wife commented when she heard this that at least his death
would serve some purpose in warning others not to do the
same...Sometimes she's pretty darn smart...


--
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http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://ctc.edu/~dpearson/popcult.html
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.att.net/~dlpearson/lyrics.htm

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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 16:25:14 -0800 (PST)
From: Eric Finn <ecfinn yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Now Old Ford ID (Was: I love junkyards...)


Well, as promised here are links to some pics I took of the more
interesting old Ford trucks on the lot in the spare five minutes I had
before the place closed tonight.  (Boy I gotta learn to write shorter
sentences...)

Here are some pics of an old early 70's F-350 stake-body.
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.home.net/ecfinn/Ford/F350_1.jpg
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.home.net/ecfinn/Ford/F350_2.jpg

Here is something I have no idea how old or what it is.  Can anyone
identify it for me?
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.home.net/ecfinn/Ford/Ford_1.jpg

And finally here is an old F-600 dump truck.  I don't know what year since
the ID sticker was worn away and I don't know how to decode the VIN tags
for something that old.  So what year is this?
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.home.net/ecfinn/Ford/F600_1.jpg
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.home.net/ecfinn/Ford/F600_2.jpg

Thought you all might be interested.  So does anyone need anything off
these vehicles?  Since its a u-pull it place its all relatively cheap...
Just thought I'd ask.

Later,
Eric Finn
'78 Bronco "The Beast" (Project in progress again...)
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.superford.org/cgi-bin/sf.cgi?uid=default&vr2=1&ID=788
'79 F-350 4x4 "Fred"
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.superford.org/cgi-bin/sf.cgi?uid=default&vr2=1&ID=1340
Personal Homepage w/ more pics
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.home.net/ecfinn/

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From: "Garrett Nelson" <garrettnelson writeme.com>
Subject: 180 degrees off... was 360
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 18:35:55 -0800

Yup, I once had the Mallory in my 390 180 degrees off, made for an engine that didn't quite run right and some nice flaming backfires!


Garrett Nelson
www.1966ford.com

   I didn't realize how big a flame you get out of a slightly flooded carb!
 (Hey, I was young and driving a ch*vy truck then............:-)

 Stephen Brown



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From: "Garrett Nelson" <garrettnelson writeme.com>
Subject: brace on inside rear wall of cab
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 18:48:13 -0800

I have removed the gas tank from inside the cab of my 66 F100, I am going to place an Isuzu tank in the rear of the frame. My question is whether I can grind/sawzall/pry/remove the brace that the top of the tank used to bolt to. Is this structural at all or was it just to hold the gas tank in there? I hope that description makes sense, if not I can go snap a few pictures of it with my digital camera. It runs horizontally the entire length of the rear cab wall. I will be putting in bucket seats as well so the rear wall of the cab will now be at least partially visible. I want to smooth it out, and then cover it with carpet. ....


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