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fordtrucks-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 110

Today's Topics:

brake equil valve/ big radiator/460 ["J. OXLEY" ]
Re: Broken Teeth [Ken Payne ]
460 Swap ["Mike & Evan" ]
RE: brake equil valve/ big radiator/ [Kevin Kemmerer ]
77 F150 REAR? [SHOman ]
JC Whitney Sheetmetal? [SHOman ]
Dual Exhaust Balance Pipe [JRFiero aol.com ]
RE: 460 Swap [Kevin Kemmerer ]
RE: Engine mystery [sdelanty sonic.net ]
Re: Engine mystery [Don Grossman ]
77 F150 Questions [John Strauss
Steering column electrical stuff [mvaugh - Mark Vaught
77 F150 Body Questions [SHOman ]
72 & 76 SHOP Manuals [SHOman ]
Re: 77 F150 Body Questions [Kevin Lindstedt
360/390 bolt pattern ["Chad Pasma" ]
I don't mean to be repetative but... [gusinks ruraltel.net (Clark Gustafs]
RE: Dual Exhaust Balance Pipe [Keith Srb ]

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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 20:33:02 -0700
From: "J. OXLEY"
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Subject: brake equil valve/ big radiator/460 car pan/AC in non AC, 78
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Howdy

I have a 78 Bronco with 351M, 4spd, PS, and no AC.

I've been muckin around with my brakes (78 Bronco) the past week and
decided to just replace everything (sinking truck in mud for 6 hours
plays havoc on sunken pats). My Hanes manual suggests puling a pin out
on the front of press diff valve for bleeding of the front brakes. I
know this was just discussed recently, so you can give me the short
version on this pin. I've bled the fronts many times before without
doing this. Never seemed to have a problem. It also states that GVWR
over 6800 lbs (Bronco is 6100 lbs) should push pin in while under 6800
GVWR shoud pull pin out. Internal drawing of this part of equil valve
shows a spring inside that looks like a pressure relief/limiting valve
for front brakes. What does this thing do during normal braking and can
if screw up to cause lousy braking??

A while back, I had an oversize 3 core radiator made for me. It
extends past the radiator opening in the radiator support on the drivers
side (about 3 inches). Radiator support had extra holes to mount this
radiator, so it bolted right up. I had to beat the livin hell out of the
lower radiator support to frame brackets to get the radiator to fit. I
finally tried to put the new shroud I got in and it's not even close.
What shroud should I get and what did this radiator actually come in. It
fit too well to not have been stock in something. Did F-250/350's and/or
Broncos with AC/heavy duty cooling have a different radiator support??

While squirmin around under there, I also noticed that there is
quite a bit of room under pan due to having a lift ( I have 4 inch
lift). I have heard that the "car" 460 pan can be used during a swap if
you have a lift. Any comments??

One final thing, I know that a non AC, 78 and AC, 78 have different
dashes and even the firewall is different (bigger hole). Anyone install
factory AC in a 78 that didn't have it allready??. How big of a pain is
it really??

Thanks


OX

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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 21:40:38 -0400
From: Ken Payne
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At 07:02 PM 7/9/97 -0500, you wrote:
>See my earlier reply, as to how you would know. If there were broken teeth
>into the contact area, it should have been howling rather loudly. If the
>teeth had been broken long-it seems they would have made a pretty deep wear
>pattern in the opposite gear.
>


Agreed, when the diff was wearing out on my truck it sounded
like a rough version of big mud tires.

-Ken
List Administrator, 1967 Ford F100, 390FE V8
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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 08:40:30 -0500
From: "Mike & Evan"
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I am new to the list and I need some help. I am in the process of
installing a mid '70's 460 car motor in my '75 F-250 4x4. It had a 360
auto., motor had water in the oil, oil in the water, ect.. Anyway, why
rebuild a 360/390 when 460 swaps are so common and easy? So, I bought a
Lincoln 460 with auto. trans. for $300.
Now, almost a year later I am beginning to acquire the parts needed for
the swap. I purchased a used rear sump oil pan for $50. Bought the motor
mounts from L&L (spendy for what you get). Here is the tough part, do I
spring for the $400 headers or go with stock exhuast manifolds? I realize
the headers are great, guaranteed for life, ect.. but $400 is a lot of
money. I'd like to start with the manifolds and if not satisfied, buy the
headers later. The problem is: when I finally find manifolds (actually
all I need is the passenger side, right?) everybody wants so much for them.
I've found a r/s exhuast manifold anywhere from $80 to $100. Does anyone
have one laying around in the garage collecting dust they want to sell?
Also, I've read on the list that Ford exhaust manifolds are prone to
cracking. Should I buckle down and get the headers?
Depending on how the truck performs ( with 35" BFG mud terrains) I may not
keep it forever, is the resale with a 460 so much better to justify
spending the money on headers, ect..? I live in Iowa, nothing brings a
whole of money out here.
More questions: will the 460 Lincoln motor with long shaft trans. work
underneath my truck? Or do I need a different trans. with a short shaft.
I was told it will, and I was told it won't! Also, how about p.s. and
alt. ? Will it all hook up?
I have talked with a few people on this list regarding the swap already.
Would like some more input from people who have done this swap.
Once again, anybody have 460 2wd exhuast manifolds for sale? Or better
yet, a set of headers for a 460 swap?
Thank you in advance for your help!!



Mike Vonhof
yasky netins.net

1975 F-250 4x4 (gonna hafta out-wheel my roomates '66 Bronco, pride, ya
know!)
1979 Mustang 302 (bought for $150, needs just a little bit of work!! OK
alot of work!)
1972 Galaxie 500 (big, ugly green 4 door, with only 68K, takes no oil, 400
cu, work car)

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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 22:16:26 -0400
From: Kevin Kemmerer
To: "'fordtrucks lofcom.com'"
Subject: RE: brake equil valve/ big radiator/460 car pan/AC in non AC, 78
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i can't comment on the brake deal, but i have a 77 f150 lifted. i don't =
know how high the lift is as it was already on the truck when i got it. =
i think it is 6". i have a 460 with a car pan and it fits fine. i have =
rancho 9000 shocks and at this point they are the limiting factor in =
suspesion movement - both directions. different trucks may not have the =
room depending on the front setup. my truck is set for more droop than =
compression for my intended purpose. any serious off roaders i have =
talked to did not have the room for a car pan. (i use my truck mostly =
for truck pulling). they had more total travel and much more =
compression movement in thier trucks.

sleddog


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From: J. OXLEY[SMTP:LUXJO thecore.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 1997 11:33 PM
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: brake equil valve/ big radiator/460 car pan/AC in non AC, 78

Howdy

I have a 78 Bronco with 351M, 4spd, PS, and no AC.=20

I've been muckin around with my brakes (78 Bronco) the past week and
decided to just replace everything (sinking truck in mud for 6 hours
plays havoc on sunken pats). My Hanes manual suggests puling a pin out
on the front of press diff valve for bleeding of the front brakes. I
know this was just discussed recently, so you can give me the short
version on this pin. I've bled the fronts many times before without
doing this. Never seemed to have a problem. It also states that GVWR
over 6800 lbs (Bronco is 6100 lbs) should push pin in while under 6800
GVWR shoud pull pin out. Internal drawing of this part of equil valve
shows a spring inside that looks like a pressure relief/limiting valve
for front brakes. What does this thing do during normal braking and can
if screw up to cause lousy braking??=20

A while back, I had an oversize 3 core radiator made for me. It
extends past the radiator opening in the radiator support on the drivers
side (about 3 inches). Radiator support had extra holes to mount this
radiator, so it bolted right up. I had to beat the livin hell out of the
lower radiator support to frame brackets to get the radiator to fit. I
finally tried to put the new shroud I got in and it's not even close.
What shroud should I get and what did this radiator actually come in. It
fit too well to not have been stock in something. Did F-250/350's and/or
Broncos with AC/heavy duty cooling have a different radiator support??=20

While squirmin around under there, I also noticed that there is
quite a bit of room under pan due to having a lift ( I have 4 inch
lift). I have heard that the "car" 460 pan can be used during a swap if
you have a lift. Any comments??

One final thing, I know that a non AC, 78 and AC, 78 have different
dashes and even the firewall is different (bigger hole). Anyone install
factory AC in a 78 that didn't have it allready??. How big of a pain is
it really??

Thanks
=20

OX


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Date: Tue, 04 Feb 1997 22:32:42 -0500
From: SHOman
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Subject: 77 F150 REAR?
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Did the 77 F-150 9" rear have a 28 or 31 spline rear???I know I have a
31 Spline rear from a 79 Bronco in My shed will this fit if The 77's is
only a 28 spline???
Joe

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Date: Tue, 04 Feb 1997 22:33:51 -0500
From: SHOman
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Subject: JC Whitney Sheetmetal?
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Anybody ever use any of the sheetmetal in JC whitney????I see they have
front denders for $49 and my tailgate for $69
thanks Joe

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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 22:35:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: JRFiero aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Dual Exhaust Balance Pipe
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Alright, y'all, lets hear some theory.
I recall reading some time ago the advantages of having a bablance pipe
between the two sides of a dual exhaust. Probably something to do with
scavenging, low end torque, whatever.
Anybody have the lowdown?
I need to put a new exhaust under my '51 Flathead. I already have
headers, but haven't installed them, and was shocked at an estimate for
duals, even without a balance pipe.
Does the size of the balance pipe need to be the same as the main pipes,
or can it be significantly smaller? Don't really know why I'm asking that
since the headers are only ~1 3/4".
Does the angle of attachment to the main pipes matter? Seems like you
would want as little disruption of exhaust flow in the mains as possible. I
was thinking of a 45 angle so the balance pipe angles toward the rear as it
enters the mains.
Any thoughts or reference to articles or books would be appreciated.

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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 22:41:45 -0400
From: Kevin Kemmerer
To: "'fordtrucks lofcom.com'"
Subject: RE: 460 Swap
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i had a set of new L&L headers chassis exit, you are just aliitle too =
late they're gone. i just sold them to a guy to put in his 56 ford =
truck with a 460.

spring for the headers! but, if 400 is too much try hooker or hedmann i =
think one of them have a set for your swap and much cheaper (price and =
quality). i had cracked manifolds on mine, but the headers (fenderwell =
exit) made a big difference and the L&L headers are of very high =
quality. very thick flange and well made/bent. =20

if somebody finds me a set of iron blue thunder 460 heads with the chevy =
exhaust ports, i may have a set of headers to part with, but they are 5 =
yrs. old and need some cleaning if you want them to be pretty. and i'll =
only part with them if i can get my hands on those heads.

my original 460 was an early (69) lincoln with the power steering on the =
crankshaft (as opposed to belt driven) and the lines hooked up to the =
steering box (77 f150). i put in now a later model 460 (78 block 73 =
heads) and had to have a custom pressure line made to hook up($40). i =
used to pump from the car block. maybe at the junk yard you can find =
other accesories/pumps that will hook right up. does your block have =
the PS on the crank? if you do, consider yourself lucky -- untill it =
needs to be fixed! it does make the swap easier.

you got the right trans to use, because it has extra clutch packs in it =
(all the luxury cars did in the C6 that i know of). if you are not =
hooking it to a transfer case, then it will probobly fit. maybe a =
shorter drive shaft? i don't know. if it dosn't fit, have a tranny =
shop or yourself tear it down and put the shorter shaft and end on it.

the L&L motor mounts are expensive, but you'll never have to replace =
them. =20

sleddog

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From: Mike & Evan[SMTP:yasky netins.net]
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 1997 9:40 AM
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: 460 Swap

I am new to the list and I need some help. I am in the process of
installing a mid '70's 460 car motor in my '75 F-250 4x4. It had a 360
auto., motor had water in the oil, oil in the water, ect.. Anyway, why
rebuild a 360/390 when 460 swaps are so common and easy? So, I bought a
Lincoln 460 with auto. trans. for $300.
Now, almost a year later I am beginning to acquire the parts needed for
the swap. I purchased a used rear sump oil pan for $50. Bought the =
motor
mounts from L&L (spendy for what you get). Here is the tough part, do I
spring for the $400 headers or go with stock exhuast manifolds? I =
realize
the headers are great, guaranteed for life, ect.. but $400 is a lot of
money. I'd like to start with the manifolds and if not satisfied, buy =
the
headers later. The problem is: when I finally find manifolds (actually
all I need is the passenger side, right?) everybody wants so much for =
them.
I've found a r/s exhuast manifold anywhere from $80 to $100. Does =
anyone
have one laying around in the garage collecting dust they want to sell?=20
Also, I've read on the list that Ford exhaust manifolds are prone to
cracking. Should I buckle down and get the headers?
Depending on how the truck performs ( with 35" BFG mud terrains) I may =
not
keep it forever, is the resale with a 460 so much better to justify
spending the money on headers, ect..? I live in Iowa, nothing brings a
whole of money out here. =20
More questions: will the 460 Lincoln motor with long shaft trans. work
underneath my truck? Or do I need a different trans. with a short =
shaft.=20
I was told it will, and I was told it won't! Also, how about p.s. and
alt. ? Will it all hook up?
I have talked with a few people on this list regarding the swap =
already.=20
Would like some more input from people who have done this swap.
Once again, anybody have 460 2wd exhuast manifolds for sale? Or =
better
yet, a set of headers for a 460 swap?
Thank you in advance for your help!!



Mike Vonhof
yasky netins.net

1975 F-250 4x4 (gonna hafta out-wheel my roomates '66 Bronco, pride, ya
know!)
1979 Mustang 302 (bought for $150, needs just a little bit of work!! OK
alot of work!)
1972 Galaxie 500 (big, ugly green 4 door, with only 68K, takes no oil, =
400
cu, work car)


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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 20:44:10 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
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>look guys, FE blocks are Y-blocks. Y block is a type of casting. most modern
>engines are not Y-blocks with the exception that i know of the dodge V10.

O.K., since everyone else is gonna, I want my $.02 also:

While it is true that the FE block is cast in the "Y" block style, with the
extended block skirts, a Ford FE motor is *not* in the same family as a
Ford Y-block motor.

The ford "Y-block" was a distinct engine family with the distributor in the
rear and not sharing common parts with the "FE" series.

The Y-block family were motors of little notability. Durable enough, I guess.
Powerful, not particularly although they could be hot rodded to an extent...

The FE was an amazing workhorse. Reliable, definately. In a wide range
of applications. It pulled Edsels around in '58.
In later years and larger cid versions it got Moms fairlane to the grocers.
It got the groceries to the store in F-600's.
It pulled countless pickups around.
It got 427 shelby cobras from 0-100mph before You could say "I just wet my
pants".
It kicked *serious* ass at LeMans for years in a row in the late 60's.
Although no longer produced it still powers millions of trucks big and small,
big ford sedans, as well as some very high $$$ exotica and FE's have proven
their
power and durability over several decades.

The "Y-block" family can only *wish* it was FE.
So Yes, an FE is a Y-block "style" casting, but it is not in any way related
to fords Y-block family of motors.
If You get right down to it, the new "modular" motors, 4.6 liter and 5.4L are
Y-blocks, ain't they? I believe the block skirt is extended is it not?
Anyone out there got one of them new fangled trucks with the 5.4L?
No one CALLS them Y-blocks... but..

>what is the definition of a big block? i thought it is a block casting that is
>larger than the same companies' smaller block - anyone got a better
definition?.

ACKK! BIG block, SMALL block is such a G.M.ish thing...
Everything based on 2 motor families, one big one and one small one.

Ford is more complex than that. There have been many motor "families" over
the years including:

The windsor family. Everyone knows these motors, 221, 260, 289, 302, 351W.
These are fords "smallest" V-8 blocks.

The Y-block family. Old. 1954-1962? 232cid, 292, 312, and maybe others.
Extended block skirts give this motor it's name. Distributor in the back,
and many had exhaust manifolds that pointed FORWARD and wrapped down and back.

The MEL family. mid 50's to '68? 430cid, *462*, and others. Mercury and
lincolns.
I've never actually seen one of these motors. I hear they are quite large
and heavy.

The FE family. '58-'76 332cid, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, 428, and 427
cammer.
Yow. Easy to identify, the intake manifold forms part of the valve cover
gasket
surface. "Y block" style extended skirt, but please not to confuse with the
Y-block motors. Ain't the same beast.

The Cleveland family. 70'ish to ?? 351C, 400, 351M. Biggger than windsors,
smaller than FE's and 460's, the 400 and 351 weigh damn near as much as a
460....
The 351C is somewhat smaller and lighter.
"Mid blocks?" How about just... Clevelands.

385 series. '68 to present. 429/460cid. Definately a "big" block.
But not much heavier than an FE and probably lighter than MEL.
Very good motors. Lotsa potential in a good 460...

Anyway, it ain't so simple as "big block, small block"
Many families with overlapping weights and capacities.
Windsors are definately "small" and 429/460 are quite "big".
Anything else is relative...

> i don't consider the FE a modern engine.)

Well, no, the FE is certainly not modern. It is rather heavy and it's not
terribly thermally efficient and it's based on mid 50's technology, and yet,
my FE390 will pull away from both of the people I know with "modern" 460's,
and neither one of them gets better MPG than I do...
Both their vehicles tip the scales a little heavier than me so that's in my
favor. But You'd think a new fangled fuel injected modern motor would turn
better
gas mileage, but most 460 owners don't do any better than big FE.
Motor technology hasn't really changed *that* much in 40 years...

I like 429's and 460's and might have one if CA smog laws would easily
allow it,
but... FE is a close second choice for me. And smog legal in *My* truck..
A Y-block would definately *not* be desirable, even if legal.!

Hope that clears up how *I* feel about Y-block/FE and big/small block. (-:

Happy motoring,

Steve Delanty

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

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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 20:10:59 +0000
From: Don Grossman
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sdelanty sonic.net wrote:
>
> >look guys, FE blocks are Y-blocks. Y block is a type of casting. most modern
> >engines are not Y-blocks with the exception that i know of the dodge V10.
>
> O.K., since everyone else is gonna, I want my $.02 also:
snip


Steve I think I got about $20 worth out of that. Do ya want your change
back?

While on the subject of Y-blo... FE's I just got done putting the
electronic dist. in my 63. I was quite amazed how easy it was. I
picked up a distributor at the parts place, used the wiring and box off
of the 77 300 six I have in the garage and used the stock cap and rotor
on the 390.(I do plan on getting the large cap and spacer.) I didn't
even have to disconnect a plug wire. I just got it running good enough
to get me to work in the morning and will clean up the wiring this
weekend. Just three little wires to hook up and it was ready to go. I
just hit the key and she started right up and idles great. Next, the
test drive! he he he he he ha ha ha ha ha

--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

The scene;

Bunch of NASA guys looking at TV monitor.

"Look, A ROCK!"


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 07:43:44 -0500
From: John Strauss
To: Ford Trucks List
Subject: 77 F150 Questions
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>The Ranger is the top of line.

Ranger is in the middle. The top of the line is Ranger XLT. It's Custom,
Ranger, then Ranger XLT.

John

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 08:46:52 -0500
From: mvaugh - Mark Vaught
To: "'fordtrucks lofcom.com'"
Subject: Steering column electrical stuff
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>----------
>From: mvaugh - Mark Vaught
>Sent: Monday, June 30, 1997 9:13 AM
>To: 'fordtrucks lofcom.com'
>Subject: Steering column electrical stuff
>
>I replaced the steering column from my manual transmission '68 F100 with an
>automatic column from a '72, but the electrical connectors don't match up,
>and the wires seem to be color coded differently. If anyone has a wiring
>diagram for this part of each of these trucks, or just knows what color wire
>is what, please let me know.
>
>Thanks,
>Mark Vaught
>

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Date: Wed, 05 Feb 1997 10:25:56 -0500
From: SHOman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: 77 F150 Body Questions
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What year bodies were identical???I know the in 78 the grill got
a reworking did the body panels stay the same as the earlier f-150s?
is 73-77????Does anybody have a picture of a 77 f150 ranger tailgate
I need to find a tailgate for this truck.
Thanks
Joe

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Date: Wed, 05 Feb 1997 10:28:06 -0500
From: SHOman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals
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I have the complete 5 volume set from Helms(the ones Ford Use) for the
1972 and 1976 Years(had them from my early bronco days)
I will sell them for $40 a set..76 is Brand NEW! 72 has some dirt on it
Leave me mail if interested...
ALSO looking for a 1977 Helms Set
Joe
shoman p3.net

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 09:30:51 +0900
From: Kevin Lindstedt
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 77 F150 Body Questions
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At 10:25 AM 2/5/97 -0500, you wrote:
>What year bodies were identical???I know the in 78 the grill got
>a reworking did the body panels stay the same as the earlier f-150s?
>is 73-77????Does anybody have a picture of a 77 f150 ranger tailgate
>I need to find a tailgate for this truck.

'73 through '79 share the same sheetmetal. There were minor trim/emblem
differences. Probably biggest difference is the grill treatment - '73, '74
and '75 are all alike; '76 & '77 are alike; '78 & '79 are alike. Gas
cap/door are different too - I don't know the year they changed. My '78
has the gas cap hidden behind a door (flap?).

Kevin Lindstedt
klindstedt mcdanielfire.com

1978 F150 Ranger Lariat 2wd 460/C6

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 07:38:13 PDT
From: "Chad Pasma"
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: 360/390 bolt pattern
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I have been following the recent 360/390 threads and found them
interesting and somewhat amusing.

Just out of curiosity, what transmission bolt pattern do these engines
have?
Is it a BB or SB bolt pattern or do the FE engines have one all their
own?

Is there anyone out there driving a "built" 360?





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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 09:59:20 -0500
From: gusinks ruraltel.net (Clark Gustafson)
To: "Ford Truck Mailing List"
Subject: I don't mean to be repetative but.....
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I've found an electronic ignition system from a '79 station wagon 302 cu
in., I have removed all the components and want to know which wires I am
hooking up and which I am disreguarding. I have a 73 302 cu in. F-100. Any
help is wonderful. Thanks for your help. Griz

P.S. I was also wondering whats involved in replacing the 3-speed I have
now with a 4-speed tranny.....easy moderate or hard? Thanks again. Take
Care

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 08:45:03 -0700
From: Keith Srb
To: "'fordtrucks lofcom.com'"
Subject: RE: Dual Exhaust Balance Pipe
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Last weekend I saw a show on TNN called NASCAR Garage. They showed the
exhaust system on a NASCAR Race Car. These cars run a balance pipe a little
ways behind the collectors on the headers. The pipe appeared to be the same
diameter as the rest of the exhaust pipe and was set in at a 90 degree angle to
the exhaust pipes.

I am planning on putting a balance pipe on my 66 when I get the 390 installed.

Hope this helps !

Keith Srb
1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi 5-Speed.
1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.
1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.
My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two Wheels!"


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From: JRFiero aol.com [SMTP:JRFiero aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 1997 7:35 PM
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Dual Exhaust Balance Pipe

Alright, y'all, lets hear some theory.
I recall reading some time ago the advantages of having a balance pipe....


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