Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 00:00:36 -0500 (EST) To: fordtrucks-digest lofcom.com
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Volume 97 Number 0030 fordtrucks Digest

Today's Topics:

Hi guys! 1953 F-250
Re: Hi guys! 1953 F-250
Electric window question.
Re: Motor Oil
Air conditioning retrofit
IFS/Disk brakes for F100
Re: Electric window question.
Re: IFS/Disk brakes for F100
Re: Hi guys! 1953 F-250
Re: I hate thieves
C6 tranny
Re: IFS/Disk brakes for F100
302's again
Read Me! (List Admin)
Re: IFS/Disk brakes for F100
352????
carb troubles?
Re: 302's again
Re: Read Me! (List Admin)
My old '63
Re: C6 tranny
Re: Hi guys! 1953 F-250
Re: carb troubles?
My Old '63
Re: My old '63
Re: C6 tranny
Addressing block error
Smelly air
Tip: Beating vapour lock
Re: Re: IFS/Disk brakes for F100
Re: Smelly air
Re: Tip: Beating vapour lock/Add Diesel
Re: Addressing block error
Re: Addressing block error
Re: Addressing block error
Re: Electric window question.
Re: 302's again
HTML in email
PowerStrokes- T444E's
Re: Read Me! (List Admin)
unsubscribe
Web site updates
Anyone have wheels for sale?
TSB's
RE: Anyone have wheels for sale?
F-350 Dana 60 Question
F-350 Dana 60 Question


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>From mkaatman mail.win.org Mon Mar 24 13:02:34 1997 From: Matt Kaatman Subject: Hi guys! 1953 F-250
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I'm new to this list and I joined because I've recently aquired a 1953 Ford F-250. Anybody else have a similar vehicle? It's going to be totally rebuilt by me from top to bottom this summer (hopefully I can finish it that quickly) and I was hoping this list could provide me with some of the information I'll need.

I'm probably going to put a 5.0 in this truck as I am very familiar with that engine. It's not going to be a race truck(at least not planned) my main concern is making it look nice and perfect.

If anyone has any clues where I can find any information about this vehicle (parts, specs, etc.) let me know!

Thanks,
matt



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>From jhazewinkel EXODUS.VALPO.EDU Mon Mar 24 13:45:46 1997 From: Jeff Hazewinkel Subject: Re: Hi guys! 1953 F-250
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Matt,

Congradulations on your recent aquistition. Was the original flathead in the truck ? If so, is it in good shape ? One of my current projects is a 53 F600 and I may be looking for a 239 flathead V8.

Jeff Hazewinkel
47 1 Ton
53 F600
97 F150


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>From Kalohe ctwok.com Mon Mar 24 14:37:59 1997 From: Kalohe ctwok.com
Subject: Electric window question.
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Had the same problem with my 81 F-150 power windows. Go to a junk
yard and spring for a used one. Takes about total to replace. I'm not much of a mech and I did it . Wayne 81 F-150, 97 F-150. Good luck.

FO>Boys and Girls:

FO>The driver's side electric window on my '91 F-150 gave up the ghost last FO>month. At least it died in the up position. The fuse checks OK and with FO>the scores of burned out electric motor stories I've heard from other FO>Ford truck owners, I gotta figure that's the problem. Any idea out FO>there if this is a relatively easy job or should I take it to the shop?
FO>Can the motors be rewound or should a new one be installed?

FO>Thanks in advance.

FO>Randy
FO>Sandy Eggo, CA
FO>120,000 miles and never spent the night in the shop. :-)

FO>____________________________________________________________________ FO>Message distributed via http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lofcom.com/ FO>To send mail to fordtrucks, use the address: fordtrucks lofcom.com FO>For help send a message with "HELP" in the body to:list-request lofcom.com FO>Comments and suggestions are welcome, use: kpayne mindspring.com




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>From nfinney earthlink.net Mon Mar 24 14:40:28 1997 From: Nick Finney Subject: Re: Motor Oil
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

PonyTom aol.com wrote:
>
> Hi Fordtrucker's,
>
> I'm new to the list....just got on last night, so hello to all.
> On the subject of Motor Oil , I am quite opinionated, as my opinion is...As
> long as you change the oil every 3,000 miles the odds of a bearing failure
> due to lack of lubrication are minimal...obviously excluding the possibility
> of a leak.
> I don't think changing brands is a good idea, as a small portion of the old
> oil remains in the engine....case in point ...a neighbor with a bronco
> changed his brand of oil....started to foam, and he traded the truck off less
> than a month later.
>
>

Everything you said + no engine treatments (I do like synthetics however).

--
Nick Finney
nfinney earthlink.net

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

First On Race Day!


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>From lindstdt freeppp.com Mon Mar 24 17:40:19 1997 From: "Kevin Lindstedt" Subject: Air conditioning retrofit
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hello all,

Has anyone had a positive experience retrofitting a R-12 A/C system to R134a? The other day I was at Parts America just browsing and I noticed a "retrofit" kit for this purpose. It didn't state on the box any specific years or models - almost sounded like a generic conversion to the new refrigerant. My R-12 system works now, but it is getting more and more expensive to recharge it. Today is only 45 degrees in northwest Indiana, but summer is on the way!

Kevin Lindstedt
'78 Ranger Lariat 460/C6
was '75 Ranger XLT 390FE
also was '87 Ranger XLT (the little one) also had a couple C/G words - sorry, I was younger and more foolish!


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>From carogers mtu.edu Mon Mar 24 18:45:30 1997 From: Christopher Rogers Subject: IFS/Disk brakes for F100
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Has anybody ever installed IFS kits from some of the different after market manufacter's out there (Fat Fendered Street Rods, Chisholm Suspension, etc.). I've got a 64 F100 and was curious how easy a job this is to do for a novice restorer.

I was also curious if anybody has ever tried using disk brakes, or an entire from end off a newer F100/F150.

Chris
carogers mtu.edu


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>From emarsh NMSU.Edu Mon Mar 24 19:46:09 1997 From: "E. Brad Marsh" Subject: Re: Electric window question.
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 09:40 24/03/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Boys and Girls:
>
>The driver's side electric window on my '91 F-150 gave up the ghost last
>month. At least it died in the up position. The fuse checks OK and with
>the scores of burned out electric motor stories I've heard from other
>Ford truck owners, I gotta figure that's the problem. Any idea out
>there if this is a relatively easy job or should I take it to the shop?
>Can the motors be rewound or should a new one be installed?
>
>Thanks in advance.
>
>Randy
>Sandy Eggo, CA
>120,000 miles and never spent the night in the shop. :-)
>
I had an 88 F150 that did the same thing, it is not the motor, but an internal mechanical switch that gets broken because it is plastic. If you can find a good shop they will know this and they can make another out of metal for you. I don't know what it is called, but it will only cost you about $40 and you will never have the same problem. Otherwise you could end up paying about $100 for a new motor with the same plastic switch, which will give out again. They engineer the switch so that it fails and they make money replacing it.

Brad
E. Brad Marsh
President ASCET, President Tau Alpha Pi



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>From emarsh NMSU.Edu Mon Mar 24 19:50:12 1997 From: "E. Brad Marsh" Subject: Re: IFS/Disk brakes for F100
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 18:45 24/03/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Has anybody ever installed IFS kits from some of the different after
>market manufacter's out there (Fat Fendered Street Rods, Chisholm
>Suspension, etc.). I've got a 64 F100 and was curious how easy a job this
>is to do for a novice restorer.
>
>I was also curious if anybody has ever tried using disk brakes, or an
>entire from end off a newer F100/F150.
>
>Chris
>carogers mtu.edu
>
>
I am currently installing Michael Thompson IFS on my '48 F1, I will let you know how well it worked and how easy it actually is.

Brad
E. Brad Marsh
President ASCET, President Tau Alpha Pi



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>From s976489 umslvma.umsl.edu Mon Mar 24 19:51:32 1997 From: Matt Kaatman Subject: Re: Hi guys! 1953 F-250
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

> Congradulations on your recent aquistition. Was the original flathead
>in the truck ? If so, is it in good shape ? One of my current projects
>is a 53 F600 and I may be looking for a 239 flathead V8.
>
>Jeff Hazewinkel
>47 1 Ton
>53 F600
>97 F150

Actually I'm not sure which engine is in it. I know it's not the original, but it is a 6 cylinder from the early 60's or late 50's if I'm not mistaken.
What exactly is the F600? I've never heard of it... Remember this is a whole new ball park for me. I'm a Mustang man at heart.

Thanks,
matt


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>From chrisd eastky.c Mon Mar 24 21:21:21 1997 From: Chris Daniels
Subject: Re: I hate thieves
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Richard Cherico wrote:
>
> Well, some idiot broke into my '68 F100 today in my school parking lot.
> They dumped my athletic bag and used it to stow goodies. They also got into
> my toolbox and used my wirestripper to remove my Pioneer deck. I also lost
> a cell phone, my CD player, and my favorite CDs which were all anniversary
> presents from my girlfriend. I swear I'm going to kill the idiot. On top
> of that, he couldn't even break in right. He used a screwdriver as a lever
> at the top of the passenger window and popped it out at his feet, damaging
> the top of the door a little. If you're ever desperate to break into a car,
> at least have the courtesy to do it right and not screw up the victim's car.
> Jeez...
> I did, however, feel better to see that my bag also carried the radios from
> 3 of my friends' cars in the same lot. Then one of my teacher's cars drove
> off with the whole load...
>
> Just a little hacked.
> bigric mail.utexas.edu
> '68 Ford F100 Custom Cab Stepside 360
> '66 VW Beetle 1300
> bigric mail.utexas.edu
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
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> Comments and suggestions are welcome, use: kpayne mindspring.comDude sorry to hear about the theives but I also have had an incounter with theives and the got some power tools and my 8" subwoofers and my personal cd player and stero adapter.


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>From rmeier connect.net Mon Mar 24 22:02:47 1997 From: rmeier connect.net (Roger Meier)
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Matt Kattman writes:
>Actually I'm not sure which engine is in it. I know it's not the >original, but it is a 6 cylinder from the early 60's or late 50's if I'm >not mistaken.
Matt,
There would be one of two original engines in your truck, if it was a 6 it would be an OHV engine, and if a V8 it would be an 8BA (239 inches) flathead. 53 was the first year for the OHV (6 cylinder only) engine in Ford trucks. 52 and earlier 6's were the 1GA engine. I don't know the size but probably could find out if important.

Regards, and have fun
Roger Meier



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>From chrisn liffey.infohwy.com Mon Mar 24 22:42:34 1997 From: Chris North
Subject: C6 tranny
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Howdy everyone!
I am new to the list and would like to throw out an easy one (I hope).

I have a 1978 E250 van with a 351W and a C6 automatic. How do you adjust the shift points/kickdown points? It hangs is first a little too long and won't drop into 3rd under 45 mph unless I am coasting. Between 45 and 55, I have to let up on the gas to get it to shift. Once it shifts, I have to be easy on the gas until I am over 55 or so or it will downshift again. In fact, if I hold the speed and throttle just right, I can get it to shift, downshift, shift, downshift, etc... All shifts are good and solid, no slipping. I replaced the fluid and modulator about 1 1/2 years ago which did a little good, but not much. I also had a shop change the fluid about 6 months ago. They apparently did not remove the front three pan bolts as they were very loose and it leaked alot. In stopping the leak, I remembered that you have to use a 1/4" dirve extension to get inbetween the cross member. A 3/8" drive won't fit. My guess is that the shop just didn't worry about it. It wasn't their van.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,


chris north




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>From kpayne mindspring.com Mon Mar 24 23:17:52 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Re: IFS/Disk brakes for F100
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 06:45 PM 3/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Has anybody ever installed IFS kits from some of the different after
>market manufacter's out there (Fat Fendered Street Rods, Chisholm
>Suspension, etc.). I've got a 64 F100 and was curious how easy a job this
>is to do for a novice restorer.
>
>I was also curious if anybody has ever tried using disk brakes, or an
>entire from end off a newer F100/F150.
>
>Chris
>carogers mtu.edu
>

If you've got a kingpin front end you can use any disc brake setup up to 1979. Its pretty much a bolt on, although you may have to pay a hydraulic shop to take the king pins out and put in the new ones. Also make sure you get the newer master cylinder and proportioning valve (or you'll have drag problems). I've recently aquired a set for my 67 F100.


-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
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>From yhtlines surfari.net Mon Mar 24 23:23:50 1997 From: yhtlines surfari.net
Subject: 302's again
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I dropped this thread for a while as I've been playing with my boat: I inquired:

> So here's the question that no one on Fordnatics could (or would) answer:
> how does the 302 in my F150 differ from the 302 in my Mustang--other than
> the obvious different air intake (twin snorkel or twin MAF's or something)
> and the speed density FI system still retained on the trucks while all cars
> went to Mass Air in 87 or 88. So are the block/cam/heads the same as the
> Mustang 302 thru 94??? Any experts or opinions out there?

James THorne replied:

"The Mustang and truck 302s share very little the last couple of years of production. The blocks are different, the Mustang is roller cam and the truck is hydraulic. This means the cams are different as well. The heads could be the same on some of the Mustang GTs but the cobras used a varient of the GT-40 iron head. Did this answer your question?"

Well James, you've got me digging now. I went and looked in my "Ford F-series pickup owner's Bible", by Moses Ludel. He's partial to sixes and 351's so he doesn't dwell a lot on 302's. But he leads you to believe that sometime very soon after 1989 ford switched the truck 302 to roller cams.
And that previous to that, the blocks would accept either tappet or roller lifters. And can be easily back fit for roller lifters. He also mentioned the 302 HO firing order, which I had forgotten about. (1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8).
Sure enough my '95 F150 has that firing order plastered on the radiator support decal. I have it stuck in my mind that Ford went to that firing order with the introduction of the 200 hp (+ or -) HO 302 to reduce stress on one of the front main bearings. The previous cam and firing order had opposite cylinders firing close together and a lot of stress was put on one particular bearing. (does this sound familiar?).
One other thought: the mileages I'm hearing from owners of late model FI equipped F150's with 302's (200,000-300,000 miles) would lead me to believe these engines would have to be roller lifter equipped, or the engines could/would not last that long. Whatta ya think?
Dave Lampert




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>From kpayne mindspring.com Mon Mar 24 23:30:28 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Read Me! (List Admin)
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

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>From kpayne mindspring.com Mon Mar 24 23:33:04 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Re: IFS/Disk brakes for F100
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 11:17 PM 3/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>At 06:45 PM 3/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>>Has anybody ever installed IFS kits from some of the different after
>>market manufacter's out there (Fat Fendered Street Rods, Chisholm
>>Suspension, etc.). I've got a 64 F100 and was curious how easy a job this
>>is to do for a novice restorer.
>>
>>I was also curious if anybody has ever tried using disk brakes, or an
>>entire from end off a newer F100/F150.
>>
>>Chris
>>carogers mtu.edu
>>
>
>If you've got a kingpin front end you can use any disc brake setup
>up to 1979. Its pretty much a bolt on, although you may have to
>pay a hydraulic shop to take the king pins out and put in the new
>ones. Also make sure you get the newer master cylinder and proportioning
>valve (or you'll have drag problems). I've recently acquired a set
>for my 67 F100 from a 1976 F100.
>
>
>-Ken Payne

One addition: I meant any F-xxx/E-xxx disc brake set up to 1979. I'm not too sure about auto compatibility.

-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
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>From yhtlines surfari.net Mon Mar 24 23:39:10 1997 From: yhtlines surfari.net
Subject: 352????
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

found this on the BB at work:

352 cu. in.
complete engine, removed at 140,000 miles without ever being rebuilt.
$200.00 obo

Recently rebuilt FMX automatic trans
with reciepts.
$350.00

Both engine and transmission removed
from 1965 F-100.

Call Jason at 805-544-4995
or Ed at 545-6844
(Dave Lampert-this stuff is on the Central Coast of California)



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>From wodackjc-stu mlc-wels.edu Mon Mar 24 23:57:25 1997 From: "Jason C Wodack" Subject: carb troubles?
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

My Bronco II is experianceing a problem I think it might be with the carburator. I have a manual tranny when I'm driving at highway speeds, especially in fifth gear the truck starts to lose power and subsequently speed. When I downshift into 4th it doesn't seem to have an effect. but when I puch the clutch in and hit the gas hard(and I mean floor it) and then shift into 3rd gear It works itself out. I'm not getting any smell of raw gas, so I know it's not getting to much. and I haven't found a leak in the gas line and it gets gas fine most of the time . So I don't think it's a bad filter. I just changed the air cleaner and breather filter 500 miles ago so it should be getting air just fine. I'm planning on trying to clean the carb. when I get home(I'm at college now) but does anyone have any ideas what it might be? If so I'm going to be without E-mail while I'm gone so a speedy response would be helpful.

Jason Wodack



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>From s976489 umslvma.umsl.edu Mon Mar 24 23:59:40 1997 From: Matt Kaatman Subject: Re: 302's again
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 11:23 PM 3/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I dropped this thread for a while as I've been playing with my boat:
>I inquired:
>
>> So here's the question that no one on Fordnatics could (or would) answer:
>> how does the 302 in my F150 differ from the 302 in my Mustang--other than
>> the obvious different air intake (twin snorkel or twin MAF's or something)
>> and the speed density FI system still retained on the trucks while all cars
>> went to Mass Air in 87 or 88. So are the block/cam/heads the same as the
>> Mustang 302 thru 94??? Any experts or opinions out there?

Actually Mustang's went to Mass air (MAF) in 1989, or 1988 in california.
'87's and '88's had speed density every where else. Performance wise speed density is a little better as long as your looking at a stock car, but as soon as you do any modifications to heads/cam/blower/etc. you must switch to speed density.

matt



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>From s976489 umslvma.umsl.edu Mon Mar 24 23:59:53 1997 From: Matt Kaatman Subject: Re: Read Me! (List Admin)
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Is there anyway to turn off the confirmation that a message has been sent?
I don't know about everyone else, but I'm pretty sure I already know if I send a message.

Thanks,
matt

At 11:30 PM 3/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Members familiar with digest format may ignore this message.
>
>In the past couple of days we've added about 30+ new
>subscribers. But --- several people have left the list
>today too. Most unsubscribes were right after a bunch of
>messages today. If you're new to emailing lists and this
>one has just too much email for you to handle you might
>want to try switching over to digest format instead of giving
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>
>Digest format is a bundle of up to 40k of list messages
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>From cardoso EESUN2.tamu.edu Tue Mar 25 00:07:28 1997 X-Authentication-Warning: eesun1.tamu.edu: cardoso owned process doing -bs From: Jesus Cardoso Subject: My old '63
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hello Everyone,

The '63 F100 that I have has a 292 V-8 (with the distributor in the back, is this common? Chilton only describes it as being in the front) The exhaust also has a configuration I have never seen (keep in mind I am new to the classic ford game), the driver's side exhaust "wraps" around the front of the block and connects to the exhaust in the passenger side and then goes to the muffler. Right were the two connect there a valve of sometype, does anyone have any idea what it is for?
Also, is the F100 of this year with a 292 not common? (The people at our local Hi-Lo did not seem to believe me, they insisted on selling me parts for a 6 cyc)

Thanks.
Jesus Cardoso



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>From nfinney earthlink.net Tue Mar 25 02:52:20 1997 From: Nick Finney Subject: Re: C6 tranny
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Chris North wrote:
>
> Howdy everyone!
> I am new to the list and would like to throw out an easy one (I hope).
>
> I have a 1978 E250 van with a 351W and a C6 automatic. How do you adjust
> the shift points/kickdown points? It hangs is first a little too long and
> won't drop into 3rd under 45 mph unless I am coasting. Between 45 and 55,
> I have to let up on the gas to get it to shift. Once it shifts, I have to
> be easy on the gas until I am over 55 or so or it will downshift again. In
> fact, if I hold the speed and throttle just right, I can get it to shift,
> downshift, shift, downshift, etc... All shifts are good and solid, no
> slipping. I replaced the fluid and modulator about 1 1/2 years ago which
> did a little good, but not much. I also had a shop change the fluid about
> 6 months ago. They apparently did not remove the front three pan bolts as

There are several ways to modify/correct the shift points on a C6. First Thing to do is check your fluid level with the engine hot idling in park. Then with the truck idling, connnect a vacuum gauge up to the end of the line that comes from the intake and hooks up to the vacumm modulator on the transmission. You should have normal vacuum for your engine (14 - 20 in.) here. If there is no vacuum or it is low the shift points will be delayed (it will shift into a higher gear at higher rpms).

If this checks out then adjust the throttle downshift adjusting bolt located on the throttle shaft on the carb - there will be a linkage that runs from the trans to the carb. When the throttle is opened a certain amount the throttle lever will hit the adjusting bolt which will cause a 3-2 downshift and delays the shift timing. You can adjust when this occurs by turning the nut in or out - If you adjust it so the throttle lever hits the bolt earlier this will make the trans downshift earlier etc..

You can adjust the transmission throttle pressure if your C6 is equipped with an adjustable vacuum modulator. You should try backing out the adjusting screw (inside where the vacuum line hooks up) 1/2 to 1 1/2 turns.


If this doesn't help then you will need to have some diagnostic work performed by a pro.

--
Nick Finney
nfinney earthlink.net

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

First On Race Day!


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>From tkaczyk erols.com Tue Mar 25 07:56:50 1997 From: Tkaczyk
Subject: Re: Hi guys! 1953 F-250
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi Matt,
I'm a brand new member of the Ford Trucks group, but I've got a ton of information on 53-56 Ford trucks. My 14 year old son and I are doing a frame-off restoration of our 1955 F100, therefore we're very happy we found this online group. We're currently in the fact-gatering stage for upgraded drive train info, before we leave for the Carlisle swap meet mid April.

I strongly suggest you purchase (old/original or reprints) the 53 Ford Truck Shop Manual, the Ford Truck Parts and Accessories Text Catalog and the Ford Truck Parts and Accessories Illustrations Catalog. They contain all parts, specs and service info for original purposes (not customizing) for your F250 and every other truck model.

There are also manuals available for customizing Ford trucks: in my case, for replacing the old Y-block engine (239, 272, 292, 312 C.I.) with a 289, plus C4 transmission. I'm now hunting for a Ford 9" rear axle assembly to replace the weaker original axle, including a better gear ratio.

Please let me know if you need info on where to buy these manuals (the service manual is also available on microfilm). Good luck.

Gary Tkaczyk (tkaczyk erols.com)


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>From gilm switzerland-c.it.earthlink.net Tue Mar 25 07:58:48 1997 Subject: Re: carb troubles?
From: Gil Mahoney
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Try the fuel filter and maybe the fuel pump.


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>From PonyTom aol.com Tue Mar 25 08:09:17 1997 From: PonyTom aol.com
Subject: My Old '63
To: FORDTRUCKS ....


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