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fordtrucks-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 105

Today's Topics:

Admin News [Ken Payne ]
Re: '76 ford Highboy, Cab Mounts ["Terry R Sherman"
New Process Transfer Case [reedg ns2.cetlink.net ]
Re: '76 ford Highboy, Cab Mounts [Don Grossman ]
Re: New Process Transfer Case [Don Grossman ]
FE Distributor Conversion From Conve [sdelanty sonic.net ]
F-1 VIN [billjhs ]
Re: New Process Transfer Case [reedg ns2.cetlink.net ]
So tell me...... [gusinks ruraltel.net (Clark Gustafs]
gas tank sealers [John Strauss
RE: New Process Transfer Case [Kevin Kemmerer ]
RE: So tell me...... [Kevin Kemmerer ]
Re: So tell me...... ["Jim Strigas"
Re: So tell me...... [marko helix.net (marko maryniak) ]
Re: New Process Transfer Case [Jerry & Lisa ]
Re: 352 more 360 [TACYCBR aol.com ]
52 F-1 ["Tim Hoffman" ]
Re: FE Distributor Conversion From C [Don Grossman ]
Re: 352 more 360 [Don Grossman ]
Re: New Process Transfer Case [Don Grossman ]
Re: New Process Transfer Case [Don Grossman ]
RE: Admin News [oconnor cybertrails.com (Terry O'Co]

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Date: Sun, 06 Jul 1997 18:08:52 -0400
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Date: Sun, 6 Jul 1997 18:55:42 -0500
From: "Terry R Sherman"
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It's the metal part that sits on the rubber boot.

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> From: Don Grossman
> To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: '76 ford Highboy, Cab Mounts
> Date: Saturday, July 05, 1997 4:03 PM
>
> Terry R Sherman wrote:
> >
> > The front cab mounts colapsed on me truck! I got new
replacement parts,
> > but how do I repair it? Any ideas, I have an appointment for monday at
a
> > body shop, they estimated $250 but I think it will increase. Is this to
> > expensive? PLEASE HELP!
> > Thank You,
> > Terry Sherman
> > terbear discover-net.net
>
> Are you talking about the metal supports on the frame or just the little
> rubber jobs? Either one of these you could do your self. If it is the
> steel part of the cab that let go on you, you will be better off letting
> the shop go ahead and do the job for $250.
>
> --
> Don Grossman
> duckdon pacific.net
>
> It's hard to do 90 on a speed limit budget.......
>
>
> 63 Ford F-250 4x4
>
>
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Date: Sun, 6 Jul 1997 22:24:26 +0000
From: reedg ns2.cetlink.net
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What is the differences of the New Process 203, New Process 205 and
the Dana 20?

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Date: Sun, 06 Jul 1997 19:28:10 +0000
From: Don Grossman
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Terry R Sherman wrote:
>
> It's the metal part that sits on the rubber boot.
>
If you feel comfortable with a wire welder and a sawz-all (or cutting
torch) you could do it your self.
Support the weight of the cab and remove the bolts.

carefully cut away the collapsed sections and grind away til smooth.

The cab is assembled with small spot welds and you could drill out the
welds if you are really not in a hurry.

Place new metal in proper position and spot weld into place. Just do a
little at a time so you don't warp anything.

Clean the area that you have just welded up after it cools and apply
some rust converter and let dry completely.

Finish off with a blast of undercoat in a can and reattach the cab to
the frame.

I might have missed a few step, but this is basicly what I would do.
--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

It's hard to do 90 on a speed limit budget.......


63 Ford F-250 4x4

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Date: Sun, 06 Jul 1997 19:47:49 +0000
From: Don Grossman
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reedg ns2.cetlink.net wrote:
>
> What is the differences of the New Process 203, New Process 205 and
> the Dana 20?
>

All three are case Iron case transfer cases. The Dana 20 is smaller in
size as compared to the 203 and 205 and was used in smaller size
vehicles such as the early Bronco, Jeeps and Scout. The Dana 20 used an
all gear drive.

Also using an all gear drive is the NP205. This is a part time transfer
case which are designed to be used on surface witch allow tire slipage.
The 205 was used in 1/2 ton thru 1 ton Ford, Chevy and Dodge trucks.

The 203 which is the largest in size due to the addition of an interal
differential built into the unit. The dif allows the use of full time 4
wheel drive on hard surfaces such as city streets and came this way from
the factory. This unit uses a chain drive to transmit power to the
front output yoke. This case can be converted to part-time use.

Anyone for part II?

--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

It's hard to do 90 on a speed limit budget.......


63 Ford F-250 4x4

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Date: Sun, 6 Jul 1997 21:00:20 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
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>Apparently you can buy a rebilt dist from the jobber for cheap. Check the
>list or maybe somebody who did that recently can tell you which one to buy.

I got a rebuilt duraspark dist for a '76 FE390 for $40. + $25 core.
I came up with a 302duraspark core for $10, which they accepted.
My total cost.. $50 (+tax)

>You should also buy the spacer and the wide cap with posts instead of
>sockets, so that you can use the 8.5 mm wires. You cd buy these wires at
>wal mart too, they're cheap there, get some for a 351 and they'll be fine.

Yes, the big cap/wires/etc are a good thing. My parts guy couldn't find them
listed for FE, but the 302/351 stuff is the same.

>This is the single best performance thing you can change on your truck for
>so cheap. It really smooths out your performance.

I must agree. It made a big difference in smoothness and low end drivability
for me. A very worthwhile investment... under $120 including new 8.5mm wires and
all the fixins'. And NEVER change points and condensor again!

>BTW, FE engines make a fair bit of blowby.

Do You think that's really a characteristic of FE's, or is it just cuz when we
get them they are already *really* old...?

My FE "rebuild" consisted basically of head work, bearings, oil pump and
new rings
in *honed cylinders on 180,000+ mile pistons*. Those pistons/cylinders have
over
215Kmiles now (33K on "rebuild") and I'm fully amazed that it only uses
1/2-3/4 qt
of oil between 3Kmile oil changes. Blowby is very minimal and it doesn't
leak any
oil. I think every motor I've ever owned had more blowby than this one.
I was just staring at the motor yesterday, thinking how nice and clean it
still was
and how wonderfully reliable and civilized FE's were...

>Blowby is hot ignited gases blowing into the crankcase.

Ohhhh.. I always thought that "blowby" was when Your mother-in-law sat in the
backseat and told You how to drive. (-:
Actually, it can be argued that blowby is mostly unburned fuel/air mix, but
this
list has been through that discussion before and I won't pursue it further
unless
provoked...

Happy motoring,

Steve Delanty

1971 F100 shortbox, FE390, T-18 4-speed

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Date: Sun, 06 Jul 1997 20:09:45 -0400
From: billjhs
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Hello guys and thanks for all the help with the oil lines on the filter
of my f-1. Now I have another question. The only VIN number of any kind
on the truck is on a plate on the firewall, all I could get was the
stamped number of F1R1MP15366. Can anyone make sense of it ?? Thanks
again
BILL

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Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 00:15:21 +0000
From: reedg ns2.cetlink.net
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> reedg ns2.cetlink.net wrote:
> >
> > What is the differences of the New Process 203, New Process 205 and
> > the Dana 20?
> >
>
> All three are case Iron case transfer cases. The Dana 20 is smaller in
> size as compared to the 203 and 205 and was used in smaller size
> vehicles such as the early Bronco, Jeeps and Scout. The Dana 20 used an
> all gear drive.
>
> Also using an all gear drive is the NP205. This is a part time transfer
> case which are designed to be used on surface witch allow tire slipage.
> The 205 was used in 1/2 ton thru 1 ton Ford, Chevy and Dodge trucks.
>
> The 203 which is the largest in size due to the addition of an interal
> differential built into the unit. The dif allows the use of full time 4
> wheel drive on hard surfaces such as city streets and came this way from
> the factory. This unit uses a chain drive to transmit power to the
> front output yoke. This case can be converted to part-time use.
>
> Anyone for part II?
>
> --
> Don Grossman
> duckdon pacific.net

So what did they put in a 1978 F150 Custom 4x4? I don't see anything
on the front hubs where you can lock or unlock the hubs.

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Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 06:12:37 -0500
From: gusinks ruraltel.net (Clark Gustafson)
To: "Ford Truck Mailing List"
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There's been a lot of talk in here about upgrading to a electronic
ignition, I was wondering if it actually makes a difference and what kind
of wrench-turning operation are we talking: easy-moderate-hard? I have a
73' 302 cu in. rock stock, with points and was thinking of something to do
that isn't to expensive and would benefit me at a performance and milage
level...could this be it? I noticed I can get a EI kit out of J.C. Whitney,
the system is made by Crane Cams and it's about a hundred bucks. I guess
what I want to know is, is it really worth it and if so, what does it
consist of. Just curious....Thanks!! Griz

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Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 08:08:48 -0500
From: John Strauss
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>I have a bad gas tank that I am going to try and rehab because I can't
>afford the $200-$300 for a new stainless, plastic or NOS one. I will give
>it an acid (not alkaline) bath at a radiator shop and then use one of those
>sloshing liquid sealers - Bill Hirsch, POR-15, etc. Can anyone recommend a
>brand or offer experience with any of these sealers?
>
I used Bill Hirsch and it has worked fine so far (did it about a month
ago). So far my filter is completely clean. I didn't take the tank to a
rad shop - I used Bill Hirsch "Gas Tank Etch" to clean it and then the
sealer (2 coats).

John

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Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 11:30:31 -0400
From: Kevin Kemmerer
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if you can't lock/unlock hubs, it is a full time unit. on these older =
trucks they can be converted to full time with hubs fairly easily.havn't =
done it myself, but know some people who have.

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From: reedg ns2.cetlink.net[SMTP:reedg ns2.cetlink.net]
Sent: Sunday, July 06, 1997 8:15 PM
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So what did they put in a 1978 F150 Custom 4x4? I don't see anything=20
on the front hubs where you can lock or unlock the hubs.


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Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 11:45:01 -0400
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stock with points? just toss in something to get rid of the points and =
keep the stock disributer and ignition. petronix makes one for ford =
called the igniter for $80, claims 20 min. install time, better mph, =
torque, etc.. also Davis Unified Ignition may have one. DUI also has a =
desributer that is like the chevy HEI. it is an all enclosed ignition =
in the destributer and would work well for you, but expensive compared =
to just ditching the points. i'll give you number if you are =
interested.

i have a MSD setup on my 460 that works great, but is more than a stock =
motor needs. i have an mad destributer with the mechanical advance =
locked out, no vacuum advance and the msd 6al box with the additional =
timing computer that adjusts the timing curve and retards timing during =
starting. i'll give you more info on this too if you want, but i think =
the ignitor is the way for you to go.

sleddog

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From: Clark Gustafson[SMTP:gusinks ruraltel.net]
Sent: Monday, July 07, 1997 7:12 AM
To: Ford Truck Mailing List
Subject: So tell me......

There's been a lot of talk in here about upgrading to a electronic
ignition, I was wondering if it actually makes a difference and what =
kind
of wrench-turning operation are we talking: easy-moderate-hard? I have =
a
73' 302 cu in. rock stock, with points and was thinking of something to =
do
that isn't to expensive and would benefit me at a performance and milage
level...could this be it? I noticed I can get a EI kit out of J.C. =
Whitney,
the system is made by Crane Cams and it's about a hundred bucks. I guess
what I want to know is, is it really worth it and if so, what does it
consist of. Just curious....Thanks!! Griz


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Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 09:54:28 -0700
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Good Morning!
I have the same truck Clark. I changed mine a couple of
months ago. How would I rate the wrenching? Easy would be an
understatement! It was the easiest and the most beneficial
thing I've done to my truck! I went to Pick a Part found a
77 Mercury with a 302. There are 2 bolts in the ignition
module the hold down bolt in the distributor and one on the
coil that's the wrenching I took the wire harness that
connects it and paid $20.00 for the whole thing. It had a
new cap and rotor even spark plug wires. installation was
just as easy, two holes to bolt the module to the wheel well
splice two wires and so on. One day job, never mess with
points again!
Later

Jim Strigas
jstrigas worldnet.att.net
'73 F100
'83 XJ900RK
'86 GL1200 Custom
'77 Buick Estate Wagon


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> From: Clark Gustafson
> To: Ford Truck Mailing List
> Subject: So tell me......
> Date: Monday, July 07, 1997 4:12 AM
>
> There's been a lot of talk in here about upgrading to a
electronic
> ignition, I was wondering if it actually makes a
difference and what kind
> of wrench-turning operation are we talking:
easy-moderate-hard? I have a
> 73' 302 cu in. rock stock, with points and was thinking
of something to do
> that isn't to expensive and would benefit me at a
performance and milage
> level...could this be it? I noticed I can get a EI kit out
of J.C. Whitney,
> the system is made by Crane Cams and it's about a hundred
bucks. I guess
> what I want to know is, is it really worth it and if so,
what does it
> consist of. Just curious....Thanks!! Griz
>
>
>
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Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 10:19:36 -0700
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
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>There's been a lot of talk in here about upgrading to a electronic
>ignition, I was wondering if it actually makes a difference and what kind
>of wrench-turning operation are we talking: easy-moderate-hard? I have a
>73' 302 cu in. rock stock, with points and was thinking of something to do
>that isn't to expensive and would benefit me at a performance and milage
>level...could this be it? I noticed I can get a EI kit out of J.C. Whitney,
>the system is made by Crane Cams and it's about a hundred bucks. I guess
>what I want to know is, is it really worth it and if so, what does it
>consist of. Just curious....Thanks!! Griz
>

Yes it is totally worth it, no more misfires, mysterious non-functioning
condensers, etc. Your engine will be way smoother and nicer. If I were
you, I would go the wrecker route, instead of the aftermarket route. BTW
you should take the coil out of the wreck as well, it comes with a funny
white plastic connector over the posts and that won't fit your point-type
coil. You'll see what I mean when you get to the wrecker. This job is EASY
and well worth it.


marko in vancouver

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Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 15:37:19 -0700
From: Jerry & Lisa
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
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We have a '77 F150 Flareside. Our build sheet from FoMoCo says our truck
came with the optional full time 4x4 but we have Warn hubs on the front.
Does this mean someone converted to part time on this truck?


Gerald & Lisa

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Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 16:15:42 -0400 (EDT)
From: TACYCBR aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 352 more 360
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I was just wondering why a 352 is rated at about 235 horsepower and 360 only
is rated at about 210 horsepower. A 360 also has a bigger piston.




78 F-100 351C CJ
79 F-100 300 I-6

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Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 21:01:41 GMT
From: "Tim Hoffman"
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I also have a '52 F-1 with the 239 flathead. If anyone has information
about how to decode the VINs on these models, please post! Mine is
=461R2MP22568.
I also have a '52 F-1 with the 239 flathead (just bought it on the
3rd). If anyone has information about how to decode the VINs on these
models, please post! Mine is F1R2MP22568.

Thanks!
Tim Hoffman Whole Village Technology
Director, Advanced Technology Group (972) 580-1441
thoffman wvtinc.com http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.wvtinc.com

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Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 13:20:53 +0000
From: Don Grossman
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sdelanty sonic.net wrote:
>
>
> >Apparently you can buy a rebilt dist from the jobber for cheap. Check the
> >list or maybe somebody who did that recently can tell you which one to buy.

Just ordered mine for $53 plus $30 core

> I got a rebuilt duraspark dist for a '76 FE390 for $40. + $25 core.
> I came up with a 302duraspark core for $10, which they accepted.
> My total cost.. $50 (+tax)
>
> >You should also buy the spacer and the wide cap with posts instead of
> >sockets, so that you can use the 8.5 mm wires. You cd buy these wires at
> >wal mart too, they're cheap there, get some for a 351 and they'll be fine.

The bigger wires help even if you are still using the points. A good
set of wires are really the key to the system IMOHO. If you can't get
the spark to the plug, it won't make a difference how good the spark is.

> Yes, the big cap/wires/etc are a good thing. My parts guy couldn't find them
> listed for FE, but the 302/351 stuff is the same.
>
> >This is the single best performance thing you can change on your truck for
> >so cheap. It really smooths out your performance.
>
> I must agree. It made a big difference in smoothness and low end drivability
> for me. A very worthwhile investment... under $120 including new 8.5mm wires and
> all the fixins'. And NEVER change points and condensor again!
>
> >BTW, FE engines make a fair bit of blowby.
>
> Do You think that's really a characteristic of FE's, or is it just cuz when we
> get them they are already *really* old...?
>
> My FE "rebuild" consisted basically of head work, bearings, oil pump and
> new rings
> in *honed cylinders on 180,000+ mile pistons*. Those pistons/cylinders have
> over
> 215Kmiles now (33K on "rebuild") and I'm fully amazed that it only uses
> 1/2-3/4 qt
> of oil between 3Kmile oil changes. Blowby is very minimal and it doesn't
> leak any
> oil. I think every motor I've ever owned had more blowby than this one.
> I was just staring at the motor yesterday, thinking how nice and clean it
> still was
> and how wonderfully reliable and civilized FE's were...

I have not had much a problem with blow by that I can tell. I loose
most of my oil through all the leaky gaskets about 1 1/2 quarts between
changes.

> >Blowby is hot ignited gases blowing into the crankcase.
>
> Ohhhh.. I always thought that "blowby" was when Your mother-in-law sat in the
> backseat and told You how to drive. (-:
> Actually, it can be argued that blowby is mostly unburned fuel/air mix, but
> this
> list has been through that discussion before and I won't pursue it further
> unless
> provoked...

Go for it....
--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

It's hard to do 90 on a speed limit budget.......


63 Ford F-250 4x4

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Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 13:29:00 +0000
From: Don Grossman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 352 more 360
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TACYCBR aol.com wrote:
>
> I was just wondering why a 352 is rated at about 235 horsepower and 360 only
> is rated at about 210 horsepower. A 360 also has a bigger piston.
>
> 78 F-100 351C CJ
> 79 F-100 300 I-6

one word

"Emissions"

--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

It's hard to do 90 on a speed limit budget.......


63 Ford F-250 4x4

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Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 13:35:53 +0000
From: Don Grossman
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Jerry & Lisa wrote:
>
> We have a '77 F150 Flareside. Our build sheet from FoMoCo says our truck
> came with the optional full time 4x4 but we have Warn hubs on the front.
> Does this mean someone converted to part time on this truck?
>
> Gerald & Lisa

Someone could have added just the front locking hubs to the front end
and not changed the transfercase. You would be driveing in 4HI lock,
which is 4 wheel dirve with the center dif locked to transfer power
50/50 front to rear. With the front hubs unlocked all of the power will
go to the rear. If this is the case to 4Hi front 4HI lock and see if
you go anywhere. If you do some one either converted your 203 or
changed it out for a 205.

Crawl under your truck and look at the ID place and read what it says.
There will be a box called model and it will have either 203 or 205 or
someother number if someone changed out the transfer case.
--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

It's hard to do 90 on a speed limit budget.......


63 Ford F-250 4x4

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Date: Mon, 07 Jul 1997 13:44:43 +0000
From: Don Grossman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: New Process Transfer Case
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reedg ns2.cetlink.net wrote:

> So what did they put in a 1978 F150 Custom 4x4? I don't see anything
> on the front hubs where you can lock or unlock the hubs.

The standard transfer case for 78 was the 205 part time unit. Since you
don't have any locking hubs on your hubs( I have to find a better name
for the locking hubs), your truck most likely came with the 203 fulltime
option. You should have either a little crome place over the hubs
acting like a dust cover. Inside is a solid unit that keeps the front
axle engaged with the hub.

Crawl under your truck and look on the side of the transfer case for an
ID plate and it will tell you the model of transfercase.

I am looking for a set of fulltime locking units by the way. They are
good to have in case you blow out a locking hub and still need 4xdrive.
--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

It's hard to do 90 on a speed limit budget.......


63 Ford F-250 4x4

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Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 14:52:13 -0700
From: oconnor cybertrails.com (Terry O'Connor)
To: "'fordtrucks lofcom.com'"
Subject: RE: Admin News
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Please move me to the newer truck list I have not had time to read mail =
lately and didn't of the two list. I will have more time to keep up with =
e-mail in the furture.
=09
Thank You

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Sent: Sunday, July 06, 1997 3:08 PM
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Admin News

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