Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 21:59:01 -0500 (EST) To: fordtrucks-digest lofcom.com
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Subject: fordtrucks Digest v97 n0033
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Volume 97 Number 0033 fordtrucks Digest

Today's Topics:

Re: Radiator upgrade for 55
RE: F350 BRAKES
Change E-Mail address.
9" REAR FOR 1955 F100
Re: Strange sounds
Re: Ford ranger
Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering
Re: 61-79 Truck Parts
Re: Ford ranger with 302/5.0
8.8 ring gear backlash -Reply
8.8 ring gear backlash
RE: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering
Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering
Ring and Pinion Whine
Re: Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering (and Overdrive Question)
Re: Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering (and Overdrive Question)
Re: fordtrucks Digest v97 n0030 -Reply
ford f100 f150
Re: Voting Results
Concerns with F350 Brakes
Re: Concerns with F350 Brakes
Carlisle Swap Meet
Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering
Strange Sounds Solved
87 F150 Conversion?


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>From dwentz ix.netcom.com Sun Mar 30 01:13:17 1997 From: Dan Wentz
Subject: Re: Radiator upgrade for 55
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>I am installing a 78 351W/C6 combo in a 55 panel. The van radiator is
>wrong size for this. I have seen a Chrysler radiator in a 56 pickup
>which bolted right onto the stock support.

If it's in good shape, why not use your original radiator and bolt on an RV tranny cooler?

>Does anyone know, or know where I can cross-ref which modern radiators
>(with auto trans hookups) will bolt easily in? I don't have access to
>welding equipment.

I went through the same thing last year when I put a 351C into my 50 F1.
All the radiator shops told me to to bring in my old radiator and they'd "see what they could do". I ended up having my old one cleaned up and got the 2 extra holes (it was a flathead radiator) plugged up. I used an rv cooler for the tranny. Works fine. Well, there was that business with the tranny mount breaking, sending the engine foreward and the fan into the radiator. And then there was the subsequent re-coring of that radiator...but after that it worked fine...again...

~Dan



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>From wiandt vnet.net Sun Mar 30 08:07:46 1997 X-Authentication-Warning: jimi.vnet.net: ACCS-AS18-DP05.ATLN.grid.net [206.80.183.198] didn't use HELO protocol From: Larry Wiandt
Subject: RE: F350 BRAKES
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I am reading all this about F350 Brakes and I just had a thought. I have a '93 F350 4x4 Crew Cab with about 31,000 miles. I am still on the original brakes and am having no indicataion that they need replacing (my truck has seen relatively little heavy use as it is more a family car that anything else, sure beats a station wagon!). I have been thinking, though, that I should pull the wheels and replace the fronts just because of the size of the vehicle. Anyway, I have a 5-speed in my truck and I am wondering if by having the manual transmission am I easier on the brakes due to downshifting every time I stop? Do the people that are experiencing the problem have automatics?

Of course, Ford should design the brakes to hold up under normal use with the auto or the manual. And by normal use I mean an F350 4x4 will usually be off road a lot and will be loaded heavy a lot of the time.

My $.015 worth...

At 11:17 AM 3/28/97 -0500, you wrote:
> I own a 1996 F350 Crew Cab 4x4, with a 460 5 speed. The truck has the 4:11
>gears with front and rear limited slip axles. It has 22,000 miles and I am
>just coming up to my first brake job. All I need to replace is the pads. The
>truck is used for farm work so it sees plenty of off road abuse. I also am
>hauling loads that exceed the recomended limits. I have not eaten a rotor or
>do not have any problems. This truck is also used for hunting trips hauling
>livestock to the airport, and other stuff. It regularly sees speeds of 90 mph.
>
>Good Luck.
>1995 F150 Flareside 4x4
>1996 F350 Crew Cab 4x4
> Take care of your truck and it will take care of you.
> One last thing I push a 10 foot snow plow with this truck.
>
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>From dmathiason micronet.net Sun Mar 30 08:51:07 1997 From: "Donna Mathiason" Subject: Change E-Mail address.
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Please take this address off of your mailing list, dmathiason micronet.net - Kelly Mathiason and send them to my new address kmathiason micronet.net .


Thank you,
Kelly C. Mathiason


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>From tkaczyk erols.com Sun Mar 30 10:20:16 1997 From: Tkaczyk
Subject: 9" REAR FOR 1955 F100
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Can anyone tell me what 9" rear ends will fit my 55 F100? Ideally, with factory disk brakes, but would be interested in drum brakes if the axle will bolt into my truck withour major modifications. Thanks.
Gary Tkaczyk
1955 F100
1984 Bronco II
1985 Bronco II


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>From tyounger gulf.csc.UVic.CA Sun Mar 30 19:10:16 1997 From: Tom
Subject: Re: Strange sounds
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 11:48 AM 27/03/97 -0500, you wrote:
>*** Resending note of 03/26/97 23:30

>DAVID MUMMERY wrote:

>> I have a 1995 F150 4x4 flareside, It has 48,000 miles, all of put on by me.
>> About 15,000 miles are off road. My problem is a terrible rattling noise

[snip]

>I had a 93 Ford and what I found was a shock had come loose. My total
>mileage was the same as yours. Lots of off road time. But everytime I

[snip]

My 94 4wd f150 has a strange rattle to it also. I attribute it mostly to the emergency brake cables slapping the rear shocks, and other sounds to loose rear shock bushings. The cable housings are quite worn where they touch the shocks, and there are holes worn almost through the shocks. I adjusted the routing of the cables slightly, but I can't do much more without quite a bit more work.

Check this out.
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>From cdkelly juno.com Sun Mar 30 21:21:07 1997 From: cdkelly juno.com
Subject: Re: Ford ranger
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

It performs better than I expected. My horsepower has gained at least 20-25 going by their claims. I am not sure on the torque specs but I'll guess about the same. The exhaust gives it 5.0 sound and adds about 8hp.
The chip adds 10hp and 15% more torque under all conditions. It really feels strong. The K&N air filter adds a little more hp and lasts for every and cleaning more dirt out of the air. It really fools alot of people. I don't really run it hard for one I not trying to make a race truck, just alittle more power, without compensating FORDS RELIABILITY which cannot be beat. If you want e-mail addresses for the places I got these parts or phone numbers just let me know. I have also seen nitrous kits 50 to 75hp available, and also know where to get a supercharger. I plan on doing one of the two once I get another vechicle. Centerforce clutch kits also available. Right now looking for rear disc brake setup, if anyone can help? For FORD reliability before I bought my truck I was driving escorts I had 86 exp and 87 GT with 1.9 HO and I drove the shit out of them. Put 240,000 miles on the GT then traded it for my ranger and got 1300.00 for it. If I were to drive a Chevy the way I drove those cars, they would have never made it out of parking lot!!!!!!!!CHEVY SUCKS On Thu, 20 Mar 1997 09:54:09 -0500 (EST) silent.bob juno.com writes:
>O>Chris Kelly
>>1994 RANGER SPLASH
>>Dynomax cat-back, exhaust computer chip, and k&n air filter 2.3l 5spd
>
>Hey, how does that Ranger preform with all of that?
>
>Robert.
>
>silent.bob juno.com
>
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>From Toms bmi.net Mon Mar 31 01:09:10 1997 From: Tom Steggell II
Subject: Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I also have a 66 ford f-100 although mine has a 352 3speed...
it also came with an overdrive... all it does is freewheel, if anyone knows about the electrical workings of overdrives I would appreciate any suggestions...I am restoring this truck to original. so I will not be putting power steering in...

A friend of mine had to flatten part of his frame to install power steering on his 66, I personaly wouldn't.


toms bmi.net



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>From JohnMcN micom.com Mon Mar 31 08:58:18 1997 From: John Macnamara Subject: Re: 61-79 Truck Parts
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Ken Payne wrote:
>
> If you can get a company name (if any) and address I'll post it on
> the web page's list of suppliers (mostly antique suppliers).
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mindspring.com/~fordtrucks/supply.htm
>
> >Hello Everyone: I'm new to this conversation and you were recommended
> >by my friend in Idaho: Randy Collins. I have just two comments at this
> >time: for those of you who have 61 to 79 trucks. There is a gentleman
> >in Ohio or Indiana by the name of Dan Hermann and he has access to
> >genuine Ford parts. He sent me a list of parts for 67-72 which I have
> >scanned in JPG format and can send to anyone interested. He also has
> >lists for 61-67 which I don't have, and 73-79 which I also don't have,
> >although I bought some parts from him for for my 78 F250 4X4 Supercab.
> >
> >His phone number is 765 482 7554 and if anyone is interested in talking
> >parts he is very knowledgable.
> >
> >The 2nd issue I have is I'm in the process of restoring my 78 and have
> >redone all the mechanical stuff and have been acquiring trim pieces such
> >as emblems and race track molding. I need the racetrack molding pieces
> >that go behind the two doors on the cab (4 pieces) and the two that go
> >on the tool box door. If anyone has knowledge where I might find these
> >pieces, I would appreciate it.
> >
> >Thanks and if anyone needs information on the 78 79 models, I'm here.
> >
> >Thanks again
> >
> >John MacNamara
> >
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Ken: All I have is his name Dan Hermann and his phone number is (765) 482 7554. His prices are less than you would pay at the Ford dealer.

Thanks: John
78 Ford F250 4X4 Supercab


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>From silent.bob juno.com Mon Mar 31 09:34:25 1997 From: silent.bob juno.com
Subject: Re: Ford ranger with 302/5.0
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I have heard that you have to change the upper intake manifold plenum with either a custom
manifold or a GT40 manifold on a Ranger because the stock plenum will not fit because it
hits the heater box. Any truth to this and if so, is there a way to modify it to get it
to fit?

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>From SHAFFERB TRWMAIL.cl.trw.com Mon Mar 31 09:37:29 1997 From: Barry Shaffer Subject: 8.8 ring gear backlash -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

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I swapped my 3.73's out for 4.56's in both my axles, I dialed my backlash and pinion depth to EXACTLY (well, within .001") what the gear set said, not the manual. (I think the dimensions in the manual are a range for the stock gears, my new set of Richmond gears came with the backlash and pinion depth scribed into the gears, They individually 'balance' each set of ring an pinions) Anyway, with that said, when those settings were dialed in the gear wear pattern was good and there is NO whine at any speed (well, my truck rarely sees speeds >90mph and that's going downhill with a real good tail wind :) ) As for if that sound is hurting anything, there are a few people I know that have gears that whine around 65-75mph (they don't mind, 4x4 trail trucks are rarely ever speed demons anyway.) but I don't think it could be helping anything.

Hope it helps
Barry Shaffer, KC7UHS
MfgEngr TRW VSSI
Mesa, AZ

'89 Ford Ranger SuperCab/2.9l/Flowmaster/K&N/Rancho 3"/Superlift/BFG AT 32x11.50/Richmond 4.56:1/Loc-Right/Garmin GPS45/RS HTX-212/

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To: robert56 ix.netcom.com, FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com Subject: 8.8 ring gear backlash

I've got a little problem that someone on the list might be able to help me with. I just switched from a 2.73 to a 3.55 gear set in an 8.8 inch axle. I have 17.5 in/lbs. of preload on the original pinion bearings and .017 inch of backlash measured on the ring gear.
The manual says that it should be .012-.015 inch of backlash. Will the extra .002 of backlash hurt the gears?
Also, if anyone has made this swap before, how different did the rear end sound afterward? At 55-60 mph, I get a slight whine - could this be a result of the extra backlash or are the higher ratio sets always a little bit louder?
Thanks a lot for any replies or advice ;->

rob



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>From Herbie_huskers msn.com Mon Mar 31 09:41:18 1997 From: "Keith Srb" Subject: RE: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Thanks for the response! Good Luck with your Restoration!

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From: Tom Steggell II
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 1997 11:09 PM
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering

I also have a 66 ford f-100 although mine has a 352 3speed...
it also came with an overdrive... all it does is freewheel, if anyone knows about the electrical workings of overdrives I would appreciate any suggestions...I am restoring this truck to original. so I will not be putting power steering in...

A friend of mine had to flatten part of his frame to install power steering on his 66, I personaly wouldn't.


toms bmi.net



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>From LA46544 aol.com Mon Mar 31 10:38:14 1997 From: LA46544 aol.com
Subject: Ring and Pinion Whine
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Barry:

It has come to my attention this year that after market gear sets can produce a whine. This is normal for an after market set because the manufactures do not engage in the time intensive R&D to filter out the noise. If you want noise free sets best stick to the ford produced sets, if you can find the right ratio.


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>From gypsybill usa.net Mon Mar 31 11:15:47 1997 From: "Bill Rotureau" Subject: Re: Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering (and Overdrive Question) To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

> I also have a 66 ford f-100 although mine has a 352 3speed...
> it also came with an overdrive... all it does is freewheel, if
> anyone knows about the electrical workings of overdrives I would
> appreciate any suggestions...I am restoring this truck to
> original. so I will not be putting power steering in...
>
> A friend of mine had to flatten part of his frame to install
> power steering on his 66, I personaly wouldn't.
>
>
> toms bmi.net
>

Tom,

I had an older Ford with a 3 speed with overdrive and mine did the same thing. I replaced the solinoid that controlled engagement. If memory serves me, the solinoid was on the overdrive section of the tranny near the top left. I am not sure the placement would be the same, but look around for something like that. If you can get ahold of a repair manual for the tranny, it should show if it has the same solinoid. Anyway, if was the culprit on mine and all was well after I replaced it.

Bill

'64 F100 Shortbox - 302/C4


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>From gypsybill usa.net Mon Mar 31 11:16:31 1997 From: "Bill Rotureau" Subject: Re: Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering (and Overdrive Question) To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

> I also have a 66 ford f-100 although mine has a 352 3speed...
> it also came with an overdrive... all it does is freewheel, if
> anyone knows about the electrical workings of overdrives I would
> appreciate any suggestions...I am restoring this truck to
> original. so I will not be putting power steering in...
>
> A friend of mine had to flatten part of his frame to install
> power steering on his 66, I personaly wouldn't.
>
>
> toms bmi.net
>

Tom,

I had an older Ford with a 3 speed with overdrive and mine did the same thing. I replaced the solinoid that controlled engagement. If memory serves me, the solinoid was on the overdrive section of the tranny near the top left. I am not sure the placement would be the same, but look around for something like that. If you can get ahold of a repair manual for the tranny, it should show if it has the same solinoid. Anyway, if was the culprit on mine and all was well after I replaced it.

Bill

'64 F100 Shortbox - 302/C4


>
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>From Danielle.Putiri widener.edu Mon Mar 31 12:44:19 1997 From: Danielle Putiri To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

i received 72 messages from your happy little email address today. i would greatly appreciate it if you could find out why and fix the problem.


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>From payne platinum.com Mon Mar 31 13:38:08 1997 From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: fordtrucks Digest v97 n0030 -Reply To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Don't recall if anyone answered this so I will. Yes, they're different. The master cylinder and portioning valve for a
drum/drum setup is different from a
disc/drum setup.


>>> Richard Cherico 03/26/97 08:06pm >>>
>>I was also curious if anybody has ever tried using disk brakes, or an

>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.

I've just intstalled a master cylinder for a '72 F100 into my '68 F100. I
told them to give me the cylinder for the four-wheel drum setup. Is this
most likely different from the 2 drum/2 disc master cylinder? It's not that
it's expensive, I would just like to know so I can price my conversion. And
the proportioning valve has got to go also?
bigric mail.utexas.edu
'68 Ford F100 Custom Cab Stepside 360 FE '66 VW Beetle 1300



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>From richjen f16.hotmail.com Mon Mar 31 15:43:09 1997 X-Originating-IP: [163.236.76.212]
From: "RICH ANZALONE" Subject: ford f100 f150
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

What is the difference between the F100 and the F150. I'm the new owner of a 1975 F100 with a 390.

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>From mbaker slate.mines.edu Mon Mar 31 15:56:51 1997 From: Mathew Baker Subject: Re: Voting Results
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Ken Payne wrote:
>
> At 05:28 AM 3/15/97 -0500, you wrote:
> >Can we vote on Aerostars to be on the list?
>
> -snip-
> >
> >I think I've had enough fun with the Aerostar. I'll let it die, before I
> >piss someone off!
> >
>
> I doubt it. Ford owners are hard to piss off. You get thick
> skinned after hearing "Found On the Road Dead" or "Fix Or Repair Daily"
> 5 billion times! As if GM has anything to be proud of... Go look
> up ***any*** 1-15 year old GM car on the Alldata site (there's a link to
> it on the truck list web site) and you'll shudder at the shear volume
> of reported problems. My 67 F100 has had 2 complaints from individuals
> in 30 years. Some of the recent Cadiwrecks have literally hundreds.
>
You forgot my favorite: F**king Old Rebuilt Dodge

What do you think of the Merc 410 FE's? I am thinking about building one to put into my '64 F250 4X4. They are a 390 block w/ a 428 crank.
I have heard that they are an even better torque motor than a 428 because of the smaller bore. Here is an even better idea for those people who love FE's (like me!) and have money to waste (not me!!!!). A 428 crank in a 427 block works out to 450 cid. w/ a standard bore. With a crossbolt main block, this sucker might just piss off those peoplt that don't consider a FE a "real" big block. Also, I just found out that FE heads w/ casting code CA8E-H can be ported to be equivelent to the new Edlebrock heads.

Mat Baker
'64 F250


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>From 103432.276 CompuServe.COM Mon Mar 31 16:29:21 1997 From: "Wendy L. Minten" Subject: Concerns with F350 Brakes
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Thanks for the great ideas on fixing the brake problems and acknowledgement that this is not a unique issue.

Concerning driving habits, the truck is primarily driven on city streets in stop & go traffic with limited highway mileage. It's never been driven off-road. It rarely runs unloaded and it's general load is a unit of plywood, debris from jobs (tile, comp, junk), rolls of felt & lumber, square of tile, old/heavy cabover camper with 21' boat (i.e., it's loaded to the MAX). Occassionally, it's over loaded (2 - units of ply) but we have a 5 Ton dump truck with liftbed for the real heavy stuff.

The worst abuse it sees is filling the interior with a work crew, I don't think it will ever smell ok again. The vehicle has had two primary drivers. I would consider both as agressive but not abusive, it's tough to speed excessively in an area as conjested as San Jose. We regularly drive the truck (loaded) up & down a steep grade (2 miles at 5% to 8% grade) but it has not been up/down that grade for several months.

The truck is at a shop right now having it's transmission rebuilt & stregthened.
I am having the shop replace the proportional valve (just in case), verify the petal releases completely, check the pushrod length in the master cylinder & customize the routers with holes to allow heat to dissipate better (an idea they offered & someone in this group seconded).

Overall, we've been very satisfied with the truck with the exception of the brakes. The transmission is our problem from the load and tring to back the boat uphill into our driveway. A hitch has been added to the front to fix that problem.

Regards,
Hoping for another 100K out of the F350



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>From JohnMcN micom.com Mon Mar 31 17:08:38 1997 From: John Macnamara Subject: Re: Concerns with F350 Brakes
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Wendy L. Minten wrote:
>
> Thanks for the great ideas on fixing the brake problems and acknowledgement that
> this is not a unique issue.
>
> Concerning driving habits, the truck is primarily driven on city streets in stop
> & go traffic with limited highway mileage. It's never been driven off-road. It
> rarely runs unloaded and it's general load is a unit of plywood, debris from
> jobs (tile, comp, junk), rolls of felt & lumber, square of tile, old/heavy
> cabover camper with 21' boat (i.e., it's loaded to the MAX). Occassionally,
> it's over loaded (2 - units of ply) but we have a 5 Ton dump truck with liftbed
> for the real heavy stuff.
>
> The worst abuse it sees is filling the interior with a work crew, I don't think
> it will ever smell ok again. The vehicle has had two primary drivers. I would
> consider both as agressive but not abusive, it's tough to speed excessively in
> an area as conjested as San Jose. We regularly drive the truck (loaded) up &
> down a steep grade (2 miles at 5% to 8% grade) but it has not been up/down that
> grade for several months.
>
> The truck is at a shop right now having it's transmission rebuilt & stregthened.
> I am having the shop replace the proportional valve (just in case), verify the
> petal releases completely, check the pushrod length in the master cylinder &
> customize the routers with holes to allow heat to dissipate better (an idea they
> offered & someone in this group seconded).
>
> Overall, we've been very satisfied with the truck with the exception of the
> brakes. The transmission is our problem from the load and tring to back the
> boat uphill into our driveway. A hitch has been added to the front to fix that
> problem.
>
> Regards,
> Hoping for another 100K out of the F350
>
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To Wendy: Just a couple of comments on rebuilding your transmission.
The reverse gear in your transmission uses the same drum as your forward low gear((1), so backing your boat up the hill is no different than hooking it to the front hitch and driving it up. Also since the factory does not use shift kits in their stock transmissions, there is more slippage in your clutches and do to the heavy loads you've been towing the wear on your transmission would have been accelerated. You can increase the life of your transmission if you have the shop install a shift kit which quickens the shifting and it serves two purposes: reducing heat buildup do to clutch slippage and the transmission will shift a lot better under the loads you are carrying.

Just my two cents.

Thanks! John MacNamara
78 F250 4X4 Supercab


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>From mcat epix.net Mon Mar 31 17:29:01 1997 From: mcat epix.net
Subject: Carlisle Swap Meet
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

How many are planning on going. I sugest that we all get together at the grand stand on friday at noon? This way we could meet and swap ideas. How about it gang?
Garry
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name: Garry
E-mail: mcat epix.net
Date: 3/31/97 Time: 5:27:43 PM

427 Fe powered F-100 Wild by design
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>From davnport gfherald.infi.net Mon Mar 31 19:41:40 1997 From: Trent Davenport Subject: Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Keith Srb wrote:
>
> Thanks for the response! Good Luck with your Restoration!
>
> ----------
> From: Tom Steggell II
> Sent: Sunday, March 30, 1997 11:09 PM
> To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering
>
> I also have a 66 ford f-100 although mine has a 352 3speed...
> it also came with an overdrive... all it does is freewheel, if anyone knows
> about the electrical workings of overdrives I would appreciate any
> suggestions...I am restoring this truck to original. so I will not be
> putting power steering in...
>
> A friend of mine had to flatten part of his frame to install power steering
> on his 66, I personaly wouldn't.
>
> toms bmi.net
>
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> Comments and suggestions are welcome, use: kpayne mindspring.com I have a 66 F100 if you need any parts for your restoration!!
I have everything in real good shape. It's been a North Dakota truck all it's life and everything is rust free!!


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>From MOBILEDAVE msn.com Mon Mar 31 20:07:02 1997 From: "DAVID MUMMERY" Subject: Strange Sounds Solved
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hey, Thanks to everbody that had an idea on the problem. The problem turned out to be the shocks. In all of Fords wisdom they used metric bolts on a standard sized shock. The bolt did not fit the sleeve in the shock bushing, so when you tightened the shock to speck it did not do the job.
The solution was to drill the mounting tab for the bottom of the shock to a size that matched the sleeve in the shock or, tighten the bolt past factory speck. I used the second method because I have ordered new shocks. I am going to use the Rancho 9000's with the cotroller in the cab. I hope that helps somebody out there. Once again thank you for all your comments.
I also just added another to my barn. I purchased an 1966 stepside 4x4. It has a 460 ci with a 4 sp. The person said that everything is stock but I am having problems with that. Did they offer this engin and trans back then. It is bad shape, the floor of the bed is gone and the sides are not far behind. The floor boards are gone. But, the fenders were replaced and the motor runs. So it needs some work. Now I have to figure out what I am going to do with it. I paid a whopping $350.00 for it.
Scott Mummery
1996 F350 Crew Cab 4x4
1995 F150 FlareSide Super Cab 4x4
1985 Mustang LX w/ 460 ci and C6
1969 Mustang Mach 1 w/428scj and 4sp....


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