Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 00:18:52 -0500 (EST) To: fordtrucks-digest lofcom.com
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Volume 97 Number 0017 fordtrucks Digest

Today's Topics:

wiring diagrams, shop manuals -Reply
RE: Repair help!!
Re: Newer F250/F350 pulling to the right
1974 F100 EGR question
'47 interior light
Re: 1974 F100 EGR question


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>From bigric mail.utexas.edu Sat Mar 8 01:03:30 1997 From: bigric mail.utexas.edu (Richard Cherico) Subject: wiring diagrams, shop manuals -Reply To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

> > >
>>> marko maryniak 03/06/97 02:39pm >>> -snip-

>Now, if only I could find me a rust free 68-72 for restoration....
>

Don't you mean 67-72? The model started in 67. Or is there a reason to leave out 67? As a 67 owner I'm curious.


I liked my '67 bettern than I do my current '68. I had the doors without the pop-up locks where you just pushed the handle down to lock the doors.
Something about that just really grew on me. I wanted to put the '67 doors on my '68 but it just wasn't going to work. I could cry all day about that one...

bigric mail.utexas.edu
'68 Ford F!00 Custom Cab Stepside 360
'66 VW Beetle 1300
bigric mail.utexas.edu



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>From bigric mail.utexas.edu Sat Mar 8 01:09:25 1997 From: bigric mail.utexas.edu (Richard Cherico) Subject: RE: Repair help!!
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

**************
door is smashed, under the vent window on the cab is smashed and part of the bed close to the cab is also smashed. Is it wise to have the repair guys replace the whole cab instead of fixing it? and does anybody know **************

A guy I see every day was rear-ended in his '94 Ch*vy and it actually pushed the bed into the cab and messed up the back of the cab pretty good. To replace the bumper, the rear half of the exhaust, straighten the frame, weld a repair on the frame, and fix the back of the cab was going to be about $8000. He opted to do all of the work except fix the cab-he just had it repainted to cover where the paint had cracked. It sounds like you're a little worse of, but if the door will still seal and the inside of the cab is OK (no panels popping off) then I'd just repair the cab. Or start fresh.

Just my $.02.

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



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>From nfinney earthlink.net Sat Mar 8 02:06:14 1997 From: Nick Finney Subject: Re: Newer F250/F350 pulling to the right To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Todd Muccilli wrote:
>
> Has anyone else with a newer model F250 or F350 had problems with their truck
> pulling one way or the other? Everyone I have spoken to around my area seems
> to have this problem and when I first got my 97 F350, I thought I was one of
> the fortunate ones. After spending some time with it on the road, I am
> convinced that it's pulling to the right, sometimes more severely than
> others. This is sort of reminiscent of the same trouble my dad had with a 92
> Explorer that took at least 6 trips to the dealer, and I'm not sure they ever
> even corrected it. Has anyone experienced the same thing, and if so, what
> was the resolution?
>
> Thanks,
> Todd
> muccilli rci.rutgers.edu

Checked tire pressure lately? Are there any unusual wear patterns on the tires? Such as a rounded edge on the inside or outside, scraping or wiping across the tire? Check the front and rear tires.

Does the problem increase/stay same when you apply the brakes?

If the dealer does an alignment make sure they align to the rear thrust angle on the truck.

--
Nick Finney
nfinney earthlink.net

69 F100 390 FE
Formerly:
66 Ford Mustang FASTback 289.

First On Race Day!


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>From dscreen ix.netcom.com Sat Mar 8 23:05:32 1997 From: "Donald R. Screen" Subject: 1974 F100 EGR question
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I have a 1974 F100 XLT Ranger with a 360 V8, C6 tranny...
It has a 4300 4 barrel carb.
The previous owner removed numerous items...include the bowl vent line, the vacuum signal line from the cannister..the neutral safety switch..et etc etc...vacuum lines were routed to unusual locations.

I have two related questions about this truck:

1. This is an early 1974 truck (non-electronic ignition)..it only has one PVS switch at the heater elbow. One intake manifold vacuum tap with about 4 ports. Two ported vacuum ports on the front base of the carb.
There is no EGR system currently installed.
Should this vehicle have one installed? I am assuming it should and that the previous owner just ripped it out too. There is no EGR TVS.
The carb riser plate has no provision for an EGR adapter.

2. I was finally able to decipher what the PVS function is and how to hook up the distributor advance to it properly. The intake manifold vacuum tap has lines going to the brake booster, Thermac system in the air cleaner, transmission (if I remember correctly) and the one and only PVS.

Anybody out there can fill me in on the proper vacuum hookups for this truck? I tried the library and bookstore...found some basic diagrams in a Motor manual but not an all inclusive diagram for this model year.
Especially need to know what the right ported vacuum port hooks up to.
Does it go to the fuel vapor cannister? Or does it go to the missing EGR system? or maybe even both? I have the left ported vacuum port hooked up to the top of the PVS (3 port switch).

There is no decal of any kind under the hood. Can a Ford dealer provide a replacement decal? Or where can I get one for this truck?

Thanks,
Don
Allen, Texas

1974 Ford XLT Ranger
1980 Chevy Scotsdale 3/4 ton
1985 Supra
1993 Olds Cutlass Supreme Convertible


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>From mmiller dryden.net Sat Mar 8 23:32:40 1997 From: "Mitch Miller" Subject: '47 interior light
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Circular in shape and used in '46 and '47 (for sure) trucks White glass 3-1/2" across
1/2" metal rim

The switch uses a small spring and ball bearing to press a copper strip to make the connection. I've tried repeatedly to fix the switch and it looks like it will work and it doesn't. Frustration has set in. Can replacement switches be found, or the entire light assembly? I need two of them for the Panel.

Mitch Miller
mmiller dryden.net

'46 Pickup
'47 Panel Delivery truck
'88 Bronco


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>From Doug_Neely bc.sympatico.ca Sun Mar 9 03:29:55 1997 From: Doug Neely Subject: Re: 1974 F100 EGR question
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Donald R. Screen wrote:
>
> I have a 1974 F100 XLT Ranger with a 360 V8, C6 tranny...
> It has a 4300 4 barrel carb.
> The previous owner removed numerous items...include the bowl vent line,
> the vacuum signal line from the cannister..the neutral safety switch..et
> etc etc...vacuum lines were routed to unusual locations.
>
> I have two related questions about this truck:
>
> 1. This is an early 1974 truck (non-electronic ignition)..it only has
> one PVS switch at the heater elbow. One intake manifold vacuum tap with
> about 4 ports. Two ported vacuum ports on the front base of the carb.
> There is no EGR system currently installed.
> Should this vehicle have one installed? I am assuming it should and
> that the previous owner just ripped it out too. There is no EGR TVS.
> The carb riser plate has no provision for an EGR adapter.
>
> 2. I was finally able to decipher what the PVS function is and how to
> hook up the distributor advance to it properly. The intake manifold
> vacuum tap has lines going to the brake booster, Thermac system in the
> air cleaner, transmission (if I remember correctly) and the one and only
> PVS.
>
> Anybody out there can fill me in on the proper vacuum hookups for this
> truck? I tried the library and bookstore...found some basic diagrams in
> a Motor manual but not an all inclusive diagram for this model year.
> Especially need to know what the right ported vacuum port hooks up to.
> Does it go to the fuel vapor cannister? Or does it go to the missing EGR
> system? or maybe even both? I have the left ported vacuum port hooked
> up to the top of the PVS (3 port switch).
>
> There is no decal of any kind under the hood. Can a Ford dealer provide
> a replacement decal? Or where can I get one for this truck?
>
> Thanks,
> Don
> Allen, Texas
>
> 1974 Ford XLT Ranger
> 1980 Chevy Scotsdale 3/4 ton
> 1985 Supra
> 1993 Olds Cutlass Supreme Convertible
>

Don,
Glad to see you sorted out the PVS problem, if you suspect the EGR was removed an easy check is to lift the carb spacer and see if there's an exhaust gas passage in the manifold unerneath it, if so you can get an EGR spacer plate and valve for your engine from most any wrecker for about 20 bucks, the only problem is the lack of a TVS for the EGR, you can use the other vacuum port on the carb, if you hook it up without the TVS it will run like a pig till it warms up.
Cheers,
Doug

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