Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 11:35:09 -0500 (EST) To: fordtrucks-digest lofcom.com
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Subject: fordtrucks Digest v97 n0007
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Volume 97 Number 0007 fordtrucks Digest

Today's Topics:

RE: Turbocharging Ford F250 7.3 L Diesel
Turbocharging Ford F250 7.3 L Diesel
Ford Concept Trucks/Cars
Have you driven a Ford at 235 MPH lately?
Re: Ford Concept Trucks/Cars
Re: dash supplier -Reply
Turbocharging Ford F250 7.3 L Diesel -Reply
Re: Ford Concept Trucks/Cars
Exhaust manifold removal, heater fan motor..
1976 Ford F100 oil pump
Exhaust manifold removal, heater fan motor.. -Reply
My Project Ford Description
Flathead help
Re: My Project Ford Description
Sorry for the delays
Re:Canadian Suppliers
71 F100 with a 460
Flathead Starter
Re: 71 F100 with a 460
Re: Flathead help
Re: 71 F100
Re: 71 F100 with a 460
Re: Ford Concept Trucks/Cars
Re: 71 F100 with a 460 -Reply
Rebuilding a 351W


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>From Dan_Dusing-EENG01 email.mot.com Mon Feb 24 07:13:13 1997 From: "Dan Dusing-EENG01" Subject: RE: Turbocharging Ford F250 7.3 L Diesel X400-Mts-Identifier: [ /P=MOT/A=MOT/C=US/ ; m\il02n\970224061306b ] To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

John:

Though Gayle Banks is well respected in the aftermarket industry and his products have had many accolades, there have been some concerns expressed about the naturally aspirated Ford diesel when adding a turbo. Mainly, the strength of the internals (main bearings, rod bearings, crank, etc.) when increasing the torque and HP from the addition of the turbo. Without doubt, you will get the increased HP and torque, and, yes, those who have made the switch have claimed increased fuel mileage as well - so they tell me as you.

The newer Powerstroke was built to withstand these additional pressures from the added turbo (as was the E4OD tranny). You will need to review the cost difference between the modification and a new Ford Powerstroke, your present mileage on the '93, how long you plan to keep the truck, miles you plan to use it, etc. I have had no first-hand experience with the Banks turbo, but do own a '95 Ford Powerstroke F-250HD, with which I am quite pleased.
Personally, I would opt for the newer Powerstroke, but understand the bigger cost differential between the two. You might also be on the lookout for a used Powerstroke - they can be found and wouild make the $ difference considerably less.

Good luck on the choice and if you decide to go the Banks route, please let the list know your first hand results.

Regards,
Dan
'95 Powerstroke F-250HD
'96 Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite Fifth Wheel Full-Time RVer
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From: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com INTERNET on Sun, Feb 23, 1997 8:52 PM Subject: Turbocharging Ford F250 7.3 L Diesel

I have a 1993 Ford 7.3 Liter Diesel which is naturally aspirated. At times, I would like to have additional power while towing my Travel Trailer. Some have told me that adding a Banks Turbo or some other brand turbo will make all the difference in power and also increase my mileage tremendously.
These are noble claims and I think that they may be somewhat based in fact, but I find it difficult to imagine the tremendous increases others brag about. What are your experiences.

If you have added a turbocharger system to your diesel, how about letting me know the actual improvements you note. Help me decide once and for all whether to modify my truck or to trade it for a powerstroke.

Thanks,

John



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>From andyrose nortel.ca Mon Feb 24 07:55:05 1997 Sender: "Andy Rose" From: "Andy Rose"
Subject: Ford Concept Trucks/Cars
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Great information and pics on the latest Ford Concepts to include the following trucks:

Powerforce F-350 (1999)
Tremor (1998, High Performance SUV)
Adrenaline (doesn't say what year.. but this is a cool truck: 1/2 SUV 1/2
pickup).
and of course the 1997 F-150 Triton

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>From silent.bob juno.com Mon Feb 24 09:42:31 1997 From: silent.bob juno.com
Subject: Re: Ford Concept Trucks/Cars
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>To: andyrose nt.com
>Subject: Have you driven a Ford at 235 MPH lately?
>

What kinda Ford goes at 234 MPH?

And dont tell me its stock.

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>From payne platinum.com Mon Feb 24 10:07:44 1997 From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: dash supplier -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Let me get back to you on this one. I'm going to check with two wrecking yards that may have it. Down here it seems most of the 60's F100s are still on the road, although some of them shouldn't be! I'll let you know in a day.


>>> 02/23/97 07:02pm >>> Ken,
I am in Western New York State, near Erie, PA. I may know where there are
some good ones in this area now from a couple of other trucks. There seems to be an abundance of those trucks around here. I think they could
be shipped UPS relatively cheaply. Prices should be in the $50.00 range,

but I'd have to check to be sure.
Garry


--- On Sun, 23 Feb 1997 19:00:02 -0500 (EST) Ken Payne wrote:

>Where are you located? It may or may not be worth the effort
>after paying for shipping. I'm in the Atlanta area.
>
>>Ken

>>there is a wrecking yard about 4 miles from me. I know they have a lot of
>>Fords of your vintage. I can check tomorrow and see if they have one.

Let



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>From payne platinum.com Mon Feb 24 10:09:39 1997 From: Ken Payne
Subject: Turbocharging Ford F250 7.3 L Diesel -Reply To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I don't know about increased milage, nor turbos on pickups. However, have you ever watched an unloaded tractor-trailer on the expressway that has a turbo charger? He'll just kind of putz along while accelerating and then you'll hear the turbo kick-in, there is a noticable increase in his acceleration at that point.

>>> 02/23/97 07:33pm >>> I have a 1993 Ford 7.3 Liter Diesel which is naturally aspirated. At times, I would like to have additional power while towing my Travel Trailer.
Some
have told me that adding a Banks Turbo or some other brand turbo will make
all the difference in power and also increase my mileage tremendously.
These are noble claims and I think that they may be somewhat based in fact,
but I find it difficult to imagine the tremendous increases others brag about. What are your experiences.

If you have added a turbocharger system to your diesel, how about letting me
know the actual improvements you note. Help me decide once and for all whether to modify my truck or to trade it for a powerstroke.

Thanks,

John



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>From andyrose nortel.ca Mon Feb 24 10:12:01 1997 Sender: "Andy Rose" From: "Andy Rose"
Subject: Re: Ford Concept Trucks/Cars
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

In message "Ford Concept Trucks/Cars", you write:

:>To: andyrose nt.com
:>Subject: Have you driven a Ford at 235 MPH lately?
:>
:
:What kinda Ford goes at 234 MPH?
:
:And dont tell me its stock.

Ok, I won't then. The Ford F90 Formula 1 racer does 235 MPH stock ..

Andy ...




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>From jayvanv teleport.com Mon Feb 24 11:50:27 1997 From: "jayvanv teleport.com" Subject: Exhaust manifold removal, heater fan motor..
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi all, Just found this list and have a few questions regarding my 76 Ford Supercab PU. It has the 390 4barrel, Dual exhaust, AC package (compressor removed) HD cooling package and auto transmission. I bought it with a 73 10.5' camper and it is in good shape for it's 105K miles. The engine was replaced with a Ford remanufactured 390 40,000 miles due to a cracked block.=20

I tried to remove the exhaust manifolds this weekend to replace the leaky gaskets and was unable to do so. I soaked all the bolts with penetrating oil and then used a propane torch to heat the bolts in hopes of making them easier to remove. after getting 3 bolts out with this method I proceeded to strip the heads off two more and gave up at that point. I really can't afford to take the truck in and have the gaskets replaced, but will do that unless any of you know what else I could try to remove the bolts with. Anyone?=20

2nd question, I have a noisy heater motor that is obvioulsy has worn bushings and is squeeky to the point of total irritation. The Haynes manual I have does not address trucks equipped with the AC package. Can anyone tell me how and where the heater fan motor and cage is located, and how to replace it?=20

3rd question, From what I understand this motor runs hot. Pulling my 16' ATV trailer with the camper (gross about 11,000lbs) the motor runs right on the red line The radiator is nearly new and is the extra heavy duty model and the tranny cooler is aftermarket and seperate from the radiator.
it has a 180F thermostat in it now so I would imagine that a 165F would be a better choice. Any other comments on this?=20

Thanks for any help or insight on these problems..=20

=2E.Jay =20

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>From trainquilt nti.net Mon Feb 24 13:04:54 1997 From: Jean and Phillip Johnson Subject: 1976 Ford F100 oil pump
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Maybe somebody can help me. I've swapped out my 300 CID six with a = rebuilt and I can't get the distributor to fully seat into the block. I = think the distributor shaft is fully engaging the oil pump but I'm not = sure. The oil pump is new and appeared to be the right one for the = engine. With everything in place there is about 1/4" space between the = block and the base of the distributor. Even if the oil pump is engaged = fully and working like this there is going to be an awful oil leak if = run like this. I checked with my local auto parts store and they said = all the shafts for the 300 six are the same length. It was suggested to = me that I cut the shaft so that the distributor will fully seat. Anyone = ever heard of a problem like this before?

Thanx

P. Johnson


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>From payne platinum.com Mon Feb 24 13:52:02 1997 From: Ken Payne
Subject: Exhaust manifold removal, heater fan motor.. -Reply To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>>> =22jayvanv=40teleport.com=22 02/24/97 10:50am =
>>>
>Hi all, Just found this list and have a few questions regarding my 76 =
>Ford Supercab PU. It has the 390 4barrel, Dual exhaust, AC package
>(compressor removed) HD cooling package and auto transmission. I
>bought it with a 73 10.5=27 camper and it is in good shape for it=27s = 105K
>miles. The engine was replaced with a Ford remanufactured 390 =40 =
>40,000 miles due to a cracked block.=20

>I tried to remove the exhaust manifolds this weekend to replace the
>leaky gaskets and was unable to do so. I soaked all the bolts with
>penetrating oil and then used a propane torch to heat the bolts in hopes
>of making them easier to remove. after getting 3 bolts out with this
>method I proceeded to strip the heads off two more and gave up at that
>point. I really can=27t afford to take the truck in and have the gaskets =
>replaced,
>but will do that unless any of you know what else I could try to remove
>the bolts with. Anyone?=20

1. Soak the bolts longer
2. Drill them out, not fun, especially the one under the manifold outlet = at
the back. Get out yee olde tap and die set and reseat and bolt = holes
that got damaged. This method takes some time but will work if all
other attempts fail. Ask your auto parts store about heli-coils if
it comes to this. =20
3. Heat the manifold and then dry ice the bolt. Sometimes works 4. Heat the manifold and then give it gobs of penetrating oil while
its hot. This will sometimes help the oil to sink in.
5. Blow them out with a torch. Requires lots of skill, not a recommended
procedure.

If you do take it to a shop, like a muffler shop, you=27re probably = looking
at 1-2 hours labor for the whole job. Not really too expensive, but I guess that depends on your circumstances - good luck.

>2nd question, I have a noisy heater motor that is obvioulsy has worn
>bushings and is squeeky to the point of total irritation. The Haynes
>manual I have does not address trucks equipped with the AC package. >Can = anyone tell me how and where the heater fan motor and cage is
>located, and how to replace it?=20

Sorry, can=27t help on this.

>3rd question, From what I understand this motor runs hot. Pulling my = 16=27
>ATV trailer with the camper (gross about 11,000lbs) the motor runs
>right on the red line The radiator is nearly new and is the extra heavy
>duty model and the tranny cooler is aftermarket and seperate from the
>radiator. it has a 180F thermostat in it now so I would imagine that a
>165F would be a better choice. Any other comments on this?=20

Try large bladed aluminum fan. This will help. Also, if it doesn=27t = have
a shroud around the radiator, you=27re losing about 50% of your cooling capacity. A radiator shroud is the single best way to keep the engine cool. Another good thing is adding an electric fan to the outside of the radiator. This was added to my truck as I got very tired of pulling over in rush hour traffic with vapor lock or when I would go into a store on a hot day and come out and my truck wouldn=27t start for 30-60 mins when the engine cooled.

Thanks for any help or insight on these problems..=20

..Jay =20

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>From rcollins micron.net Mon Feb 24 15:09:51 1997 From: Randy Collins Subject: My Project Ford Description
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I thought some of you might be interested in reading about my project = Ford. =20

I am building a Ford, pretty much from the ground up. =20

I bought three trucks. The first one is a 1977 Ford F150 2wd that I put = a new 460 motor, radiator, transmission, and more... in last year. My = second purchase was a 1977 F250 4WD that is about as rough as they come. = (I purchased it for $800.00 and I am not sure that was more than it was = worth). Finally the most recent purchase was a 1975 F250 Supercab long = bed 2WD. =20

The original plan was to lengthen the frame on the 4wd chassis so it = would accommodate the longer Supercab but after considerable amounts of = measuring it seems that the better plan it to replace the front frame = rails on the Supercab 2WD with those from the 1977 4WD. The rear = suspension from the 4WD will bolt right to the 2WD chassis. Then of = course the truck gets the 460 automatic power plant. =20

The 460 motor is virtually new. I installed it new in the 1977 Ford 2WD = and put 2 or 3 thousand miles on it. Right now it is on a stand in my = garage patiently waiting for me to progress further on my project before = I can install it. =20

To date the frame welding is complete and the front differential is = installed under the "new" frame rails. I have also begun to mount the = rear end under the project. I have most of the rear brakes hooked up. = I still need to install external seals in just about every component. I = also need to fabricate transmission and transfer case mounts and finally = coax more performance out of the stock 460. It is my intention to end = up with 460 that has approximately 400 HP. =20

Randy Collins
Boise, Idaho



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>From FATBOY900 aol.com Mon Feb 24 20:19:57 1997 From: FATBOY900 aol.com
Subject: Flathead help
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I'm in need of some help on my current project, a '52 F-1 with a flathead 239 in it.
The starter has locked up into the flywheel . This has happened once before.
I rocked the truck back and forth in third gear and it popped out. No such luck this time. I'm going to have to pull the starter off but I can't see how it unbolts. If someone knows how this is done I would like some advice on this.
Am interested in corresponding with anyone who has a flathead or a 48-52 F-1.
I am in the process of rebuilding this truck in the 50's style hotrod.

Tom Grover
FATBOY900 aol.com


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>From kpayne mindspring.com Mon Feb 24 21:13:49 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Re: My Project Ford Description To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 03:09 PM 2/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I thought some of you might be interested in reading about my project Ford.
>
>I am building a Ford, pretty much from the ground up.
>
>I bought three trucks. The first one is a 1977 Ford F150 2wd that I put a new 460 motor, radiator, transmission, and more... in last year. My second purchase was a 1977 F250 4WD that is about as rough as they come. (I purchased it for $800.00 and I am not sure that was more than it was worth).
Finally the most recent purchase was a 1975 F250 Supercab long bed 2WD.
>
>The original plan was to lengthen the frame on the 4wd chassis so it would accommodate the longer Supercab but after considerable amounts of measuring it seems that the better plan it to replace the front frame rails on the Supercab 2WD with those from the 1977 4WD. The rear suspension from the 4WD will bolt right to the 2WD chassis. Then of course the truck gets the 460 automatic power plant.
>
>The 460 motor is virtually new. I installed it new in the 1977 Ford 2WD and put 2 or 3 thousand miles on it. Right now it is on a stand in my garage patiently waiting for me to progress further on my project before I can install it.
>
>To date the frame welding is complete and the front differential is installed under the "new" frame rails. I have also begun to mount the rear end under the project. I have most of the rear brakes hooked up. I still need to install external seals in just about every component. I also need to fabricate transmission and transfer case mounts and finally coax more performance out of the stock 460. It is my intention to end up with 460 that has approximately 400 HP.
>
>Randy Collins
>Boise, Idaho
>
>

Funny thing about projects like this is that friends and neighbors just shake their heads - they'll never understand that the beauty is in putting something together. My co-workers can't understand why I would want to spend the kind of money to do a frame-up restoration of a 1967 F100. These same kind of people are the ones who gawk at the finished product yet don't understand the work put into it.



-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
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>From kpayne mindspring.com Mon Feb 24 21:16:24 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Sorry for the delays
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I had said that I was going to put thumbnails on the web site pictorial this past weekend and that the archives would be posted. I've got a deadline of Feb 28th at work right now and I worked most of the weekend.
The website will probably no see the changes until after the 28th. I am working on it, just very slowly.


-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
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>From ssilverthorn front.net Mon Feb 24 22:21:29 1997 From: Steve and Diana Silverthorn Subject: Re:Canadian Suppliers
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>
>At 8:08 AM -0500 2/23/97, Steve and Diana Silverthorn is rumored to have typed:
>
>> Mitch,
>>
>> The number for Special Interest Cars in Oakville Ontario is 905-844-8063.
>> Talk to Rick Coulter.
>>
>> Thanks Steve
>
>



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>From williame why.net Mon Feb 24 22:48:57 1997 From: william enox
Subject: 71 F100 with a 460
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Can anyone tell me whether the engine compartments of a 71 f100 and a 74 F100 are the same? Specifically whether I can use the headers from a 74 460 powered truck on a 460 in a 71?
Also what gears are probably in my truck? it's a base 240 with a 3 speed column shifter and overdrive unit.



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>From rmeier connect.net Mon Feb 24 23:03:51 1997 From: rmeier connect.net (Roger Meier)
Subject: Flathead Starter
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>luck this time. I'm going to have to pull the starter off but I can't >see how
>it unbolts. If someone knows how this is done I would like some >advice on this.
>
Tom,
Flathead starters are fastened in one of two ways, either with bolts through the ears or by the two bolts that go all the way through the starter from the brush plate end. If the starter does not have ears, loosen the two bolts that hold the brush plate on and the starter should loosen on the bell housing. Do not remove the two bolts completely or the starter will come apart. Loosen them only until they are unthreaded from the bell housing, there are threads in the mounting end plate also and these will hold the starter together even though it is loose. To disassemble the starter remove the bolts completely.
Regards,
Roger Meier



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>From kpayne mindspring.com Mon Feb 24 23:48:48 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Re: 71 F100 with a 460
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 10:48 PM 2/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Can anyone tell me whether the engine compartments of a 71 f100 and a 74
>F100 are the same? Specifically whether I can use the headers from a 74

Basically, yes.

>460 powered truck on a 460 in a 71?

Again yes.

>Also what gears are probably in my truck? it's a base 240 with a 3 speed
>column shifter and overdrive unit.
>
>

Don't understand... gear ratios, what tranny or what rear end ratio?


-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
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>From mmiller dryden.net Tue Feb 25 00:36:39 1997 From: "Mitch Miller" Subject: Re: Flathead help
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

FATBOY900 aol.com said:

> The starter has locked up into the flywheel . This has happened once before. I rocked the truck back and forth in third gear and it popped out.
No such luck this time. I'm going to have to pull the starter off but I can't see
how it unbolts. If someone knows how this is done I would like some advice on
this.

Best thing to do is carry a 1/2" (I think) wrench or socket and loosen the two bolts which run through the starter.
Back the bolts out of the bell housing. Comes off pretty slick and check the bendix moves freely. I changed starters from a parts truck and never had the problem again. Actually the worst part is sliding under the truck downtown in your uptown clothes :

> Am interested in corresponding with anyone who has a flathead

I'm restoring a '47 Ford Panel Truck (driving '46 pickup). Putting a '51 engine in the panel to match the '51 engine in the pickup.

Mitch Miller
mmiller dryden.net
Dryden, Ontario


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>From bigric mail.utexas.edu Tue Feb 25 00:57:33 1997 From: bigric mail.utexas.edu (Richard Cherico) Subject: Re: 71 F100
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>I've got a 71 f100 that has a 240 six and 3 speed on the column. The
>motor is toast and I'm going to put a 460 and C-6 out of a 73 lincoln in

My experience (I did this same thing to my '67 F100) is that the Lincoln tranny is too long for the truck. What you need to do is get a C6 from a truck that has a 429/460 engine in it. It has something to do with an extended casting near the end of the tranny. You should be pleased with the result of this swap.

BTW-I used a Mopar heavy-duty radiator, but the Lincoln radiator shouldn't be a problem.

bigric mail.utexas.edu
'68 Ford F100 Custom Cab Stepside 360
'66 VW Beetle 1300
bigric mail.utexas.edu



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>From williame why.net Tue Feb 25 08:59:01 1997 From: william enox
Subject: Re: 71 F100 with a 460
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Ken Payne wrote:
>>Specifically whether I can use the headers from a 74
> >460 powered truck on a 460 in a 71?
>
> Again yes.
Thanks for the answer! It'll make putting the engine in alot cheaper.
$126 headman headers instead of $250 hookers.
>
> >Also what gears are probably in my truck? it's a base 240 with a 3 speed
> >column shifter and overdrive unit.
> Don't understand... gear ratios, what tranny or what rear end ratio?
I'm sorry! I meant Rearend gear ratio I should have been more specific.
The tag is missing from the rearend so I don't know what it has.



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>From silent.bob juno.com Tue Feb 25 09:23:30 1997 From: silent.bob juno.com
Subject: Re: Ford Concept Trucks/Cars
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>:What kinda Ford goes at 234 MPH?
>:
>:And dont tell me its stock.
>
>Ok, I won't then. The Ford F90 Formula 1 racer does 235 MPH stock ..
>
>Andy ...

Okay, I had that one coming..... :)


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>From payne platinum.com Tue Feb 25 10:19:39 1997 From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: 71 F100 with a 460 -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>>> william enox 02/25/97 07:59am >>>
>Ken Payne wrote:
>>Specifically whether I can use the headers from a 74
> >460 powered truck on a 460 in a 71?
>
> Again yes.
>Thanks for the answer! It'll make putting the engine in alot cheaper.
>$126 headman headers instead of $250 hookers.

Before you run out and order them..... the frame rails have the same distance between them for both models. This is something I'm 100% positive about. However, the height of the engine mounts is something I'm not sure about, let me call a buddy who would know.

>
> >Also what gears are probably in my truck? it's a base 240 with a 3 speed
> >column shifter and overdrive unit.
> Don't understand... gear ratios, what tranny or what rear end ratio?
I'm sorry! I meant Rearend gear ratio I should have been more specific.
The tag is missing from the rearend so I don't know what it has.....


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