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hatherill wrote:
>
> I have a 1995 F150 4x4 and have went through 3 sets of front pads and
> 2 rotors,and am on the third set of calipers.I have heard of others with
> same problem, dealers can't seem to find the problem.
>
> ____________________________________________________________________ I had this same problem on my 86 F150. It would go through brake pads in about 7,000 miles and make a mess of the aluminium wheels in the process. Everyone I talked to knew of the problem but didn't know of a solution. I replaced everything, pads, rotors, calipers, hoses, and master cylinder. No help, it did the same thing. A friend of mine own an auto parts store and he said they sell a ton of pads for F150s. He recomended EIS Extender pads, said they lasted longer. I tried them and got about 15,000 miles on a set. I started looking for other problems and came up with a theroy for the Ford brake problem. It's simple; a master cylynder that's to full. When our trucks are state inspected in Missouri the fluid level must be within a quarter inch of the top of the master cylinder. With normal wear of the pads the fluid level will go down. Our inspectors will nomally top the master cylinder off to the brim. When they do this the fluid has no place to expand when it gets hot. The only thing it can do is put pressure on the piston in the caliper. This is like riding with your foot on the brake all the time, which in turn gets the fluid hotter. I keep the fluid in my master cylinder about a 1/2" below the top. By doing this and using the extender pads I have over 30.000 miles on my present set of pads. They look to be about half worn. I don't know if this is the problem with all the trucks but it seemed to cure my problem. It's cheap enough to try.
I hope this helps.

Mark

86 F150 S.C. 460
280,000 miles and its still going (and stopping)


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>From bigric mail.utexas.edu Mon Apr 7 20:12:00 1997 From: bigric mail.utexas.edu (Richard Cherico) Subject: Re: Concerns with F350 Brakes - Reply To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com


>I remember reading somewhere that you have to use a special
>caliper grease(it helps the caliper slide back better) when you

On the angled piece of metal that the caliper slides on (the one you remove to remove the caliper-I can't remember the name) it's a good idea to clean it off and put some anti-sieze lube or something else on it to keep it greased. Don't know how much it helps in terms of heat buildup due to stuck calipers, but it never hurts.
bigric mail.utexas.edu
'68 Ford F100 Custom Cab Stepside 360 FE '66 VW Beetle 1300->1500
bigric mail.utexas.edu
'68 Ford F100 Custom Cab Stepside 360 FE '66 VW Beetle 1300->1500



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>From randyz ameritech.net Mon Apr 7 20:27:10 1997 From: Randy Zeilinger Subject: Re: F-150 BRAKE PROBLEMS
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

hatherill wrote:
>
> I have a 1995 F150 4x4 and have went through 3 sets of front pads and
> 2 rotors,and am on the third set of calipers.I have heard of others with
> same problem, dealers can't seem to find the problem.
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
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Do you happen to live anywhere near Detroit? The brake engineers are working on something and they want to evaluate 1995/96 F-150 brake systems.

>From what they tell me, they need the truck overnight and will put 200-300 miles on it. in return, the truck owner will get all new brakes and rotors and drums.

Even tho' I only have 12,000 miles on mine I'll let them have it. I want to see what those 35's are doing to the system.

E-mail if you want to participate.

Randy Z.
1996 F-150 S/C 4x4 5.0 l 5spd


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>From silent.bob juno.com Mon Apr 7 21:17:57 1997 From: silent.bob juno.com
Subject: Re: Quicker 97-Ranger XLT (2.3L) -Reply To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

On Mon, 7 Apr 1997 10:32:49 -0400 (EDT) PAYNK (Ken Payne) writes:
>-snip-
>>Ill have more on it as i develop my web site with pictures of what
>i've
>>done to the truck and what i plan to do and i plan to make it kind of
>a
>>information trade site for Ranger Owners. Its still under major
>>construction, but i have posted some of the frame work to the site,
>there
>>will be much more, once i get around to scanning my photos and start
>>posting information, any ideas, or if you would like to add on to the
>>site, is welcome.
>
>>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.icelair.com/ranger
>
>Would you like a link on the Ford Trucks List web site to yours?


Sure. And ill do the same for you.

Robert Inman
Houston, Texas

95 Ranger Supercab 2.3L


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>From ROBBCWZ aol.com Mon Apr 7 22:47:58 1997 From: ROBBCWZ aol.com
Subject: Delete me from the list
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Delete me from the list, its information I don't want Thank you


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>From dlove iwaynet.net Mon Apr 7 23:36:56 1997 From: "David S. Love" Subject: SAFETY WARNING
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

A popular four wheel drive magazine published a suggestion for siphoning fuel from your vehicle. Without going into unnecessary detail, the article involved using a shop vacuum to create the negative pressure required to start the flow of liquid. However, in using this procedure, fuel vapor will pass directly over the vacuum's motor. Many shop vacuums, including my own, utilize a motor with an exposed stator. Obviously the result could be disastrous. My owner's manual specifically states the vacuum is not to be used in the vicinity of explosive materials. Please convey this information to as many people as possible.

Later!

Dave Love



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>From kpayne mindspring.com Tue Apr 8 00:01:40 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Re: SAFETY WARNING
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 11:36 PM 4/7/97 -0400, you wrote:
>A popular four wheel drive magazine published a suggestion for siphoning
>fuel from your vehicle. Without going into unnecessary detail, the article
>involved using a shop vacuum to create the negative pressure required to
>start the flow of liquid. However, in using this procedure, fuel vapor will
>pass directly over the vacuum's motor. Many shop vacuums, including my own,
>utilize a motor with an exposed stator. Obviously the result could be
>disastrous. My owner's manual specifically states the vacuum is not to be
>used in the vicinity of explosive materials. Please convey this information
>to as many people as possible.
>
>Later!
>
>Dave Love
>

Obviously the guy who wrote the article has been siphoning gas with a garden hose for too many years... seems that the brain cell count has dropped.

-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
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>From MLawing616 aol.com Tue Apr 8 00:11:27 1997 From: MLawing616 aol.com
Subject: very high miles 302 v8
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I own a 91E250 with 250133 miles and want to share some info with you. This van was used as a delivery vehicle for a Kenworth Truck Dealer In North Carolina and was driven 1200 miles per wk for almost four(4) years, the miles were 90% highway speed limit or above. I purchased the van 2 years ago when it had 230,788 miles. I had worked for this KW dealer for many years and knew everything about this van pertaining to service records and expenses. The van had not had but 2 sets of spark plugs and the valve covers had never been removed,nor had the oil pan. I now have driven the van 19345 miles and have not had to to any repairs up until now. This V8 engine (302fuel injection) still does not burn any oil,has 40+ lbs oil pressure hot and runs like new.
How can you explain such outstanding service with an engine showing no sign of giving up,can i expect 300,000+++ miles.wow, oh,by the way,it has always had Castrol gt 10w40 oil every 3000 miles since brand new and always a new oil filter every time,also air cleaner and PCV every 10,000 since new>


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>From Doug_Neely bc.sympatico.ca Tue Apr 8 00:18:52 1997 From: Doug Neely Subject: 289 revisited
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Garry,
After much scraping of sludge, lo and behold, some numbers appeared below no. 4 cyl. C5AE-6015 4M3 . Am I right in assuming this is a 65 cast in 3 DEC 64 ? If so this is a weird bird cause the early 289s were 5 bolt bellhousings and this one is 6 from what I've read they didn't change to 6 bolt pattern till mid year in 65.
Cheers,
Doug


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>From rcollins micron.net Tue Apr 8 00:22:42 1997 From: Randy Collins Subject: RE: SAFETY WARNING
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Wow!

That ALMOST unbelievable.

Sounds like the publisher had a case of the HUA syndrome. HUA = Head Up A*S

Randy Collins
Project Ford, mostly in parts, Almost finished with the disassemble phase soon to move to the assemble phase!

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From: David S. Love[SMTP:dlove iwaynet.net] Sent: Monday, April 07, 1997 4:37 PM
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: SAFETY WARNING

A popular four wheel drive magazine published a suggestion for siphoning fuel from your vehicle. Without going into unnecessary detail, the article involved using a shop vacuum to create the negative pressure required to start the flow of liquid. However, in using this procedure, fuel vapor will pass directly over the vacuum's motor. Many shop vacuums, including my own, utilize a motor with an exposed stator. Obviously the result could be disastrous. My owner's manual specifically states the vacuum is not to be used in the vicinity of explosive materials. Please convey this information to as many people as possible.

Later!

Dave Love



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>From tonkatoy capecod.net Tue Apr 8 02:11:44 1997 From: dreeder
Subject: 64 F100 SWB
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

This is to my truck
1964 F100 short wide bed (picture coming)candy apple red ext. black & white int.
engine 1969 429 thunder jet (478ci now) 9.5 comp/edelbrock perf rpm/750 holley/isky 264 mega cam/ crane 3000- ignition/electric fan-4 row rad trans 1973 lincoln c-6 (kevlar band&clutches +other beef) diff nodular 9 inch 3.73-1 gears/ BF Goodrich 295/50/15

I'm trying to decide which car to harvest the new front suspension from.
My gear head buddies can't agree. I think I've almost decided on a Z-28 for both front and rear making wheel selection better. Has any one heard of a better choice i.e.lincoln 69-73 thus keeping it all Ford and making the 429 fit nicer. Comments are welcome.
This is one wild ride as it is.It is a good daily driver able to deliver a healthy dose of whiplash when called upon. I really enjoy reading the mail and thanks again. TONKA


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>From jstrigas worldnet.att.net Tue Apr 8 03:02:26 1997 From: "Jim" Subject: Re: SAFETY WARNING
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Sorry to disagree! This is perfectly safe if first you take a "Bic Lighter" and look in the gas tank. To be sure of the fuel level, you must get real close! I would like to see Posts from people who try this technique. It would answer a lot of questions for me, like is there life after death?

Jim Strigas jstrigas worldnet.att.net
"73" Ford F100 (piece a %*&#^ Love it, I Just Love it!) "89" Ford Aerostar (a Frameless Hussy, But a good ol Gal.) "83" Yamaha XJ900RK (Best Gift of my life! From my best friends! RSCL) "86" Honda GoldWing GL1200 (OK, this part goes here, and this... this... I think goes on the truck.)

Be Cool Daddy-O {B-)>


----------
> From: Randy Collins
> To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
> Subject: RE: SAFETY WARNING
> Date: Monday, April 07, 1997 9:22 PM
>
> Wow!
>
> That ALMOST unbelievable.
>
> Sounds like the publisher had a case of the HUA syndrome. HUA = Head Up A*S
>
> Randy Collins
> Project Ford, mostly in parts, Almost finished with the disassemble phase soon to move to the assemble phase!
>
> ----------
> From: David S. Love[SMTP:dlove iwaynet.net]
> Sent: Monday, April 07, 1997 4:37 PM
> To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
> Subject: SAFETY WARNING
>
> A popular four wheel drive magazine published a suggestion for siphoning
> fuel from your vehicle. Without going into unnecessary detail, the article
> involved using a shop vacuum to create the negative pressure required to
> start the flow of liquid. However, in using this procedure, fuel vapor will
> pass directly over the vacuum's motor. Many shop vacuums, including my own,
> utilize a motor with an exposed stator. Obviously the result could be
> disastrous. My owner's manual specifically states the vacuum is not to be
> used in the vicinity of explosive materials. Please convey this information
> to as many people as possible.
>
> Later!
>
> Dave Love
>
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
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>
>
>
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
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>From mcat epix.net Tue Apr 8 06:29:33 1997 From: mcat epix.net
Subject: RE: 289 revisited
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Doug
You have what appears to be a very early 289 6bolt block. Ford did not always play by their own rules. Casting dept must have made up the 6bolt blocks and set them aside untill the change order came from the brass.
I'll do some more digging an get back to you. By the way what do the heads say for codes.
Garry
--- On Tue, 8 Apr 1997 00:18:52 -0400 (EDT) Doug Neely wrote:

>Garry,
> After much scraping of sludge, lo and behold, some numbers
>appeared below no. 4 cyl. C5AE-6015 4M3 . Am I right in assuming
>this is a 65 cast in 3 DEC 64 ? If so this is a weird bird cause
>the early 289s were 5 bolt bellhousings and this one is 6 from what
>I've read they didn't change to 6 bolt pattern till mid year in 65.
> Cheers,
> Doug
>
>____________________________________________________________________
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>To send mail to fordtrucks, use the address: fordtrucks lofcom.com
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>
>

-----------------End of Original Message-----------------


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name: Garry
E-mail: mcat epix.net
Date: 4/8/97 Time: 5:22:47 AM

427 Fe powered F-100 Wild by design
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



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>From Herbie_huskers msn.com Tue Apr 8 06:50:17 1997 From: "Keith Srb" Subject: 1966 Ford F100 with a 230 CI Straight Six, I want to replace this
engine with a V-8.
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I want to replace the 230 Straight Six with a V-8. I want an engine that will drop in place and bolt up to the Warner T-18 Four Speed Transmission that is in the truck now. Secondly, there is a shaft, for the clutch, that runs between the Frame Rail and the Engine Block. Does any one have any suggestions as to what year, and size of Engine I could use.

Supposedly, I should be able to go down to Checker Auto Parts and get a 352 Engine for my truck for about $850. Any body have anything to say about the "good ol' 352 Motor", please send a reply. Thanks.


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>From sky42908 skynet.be Tue Apr 8 07:18:29 1997 From: "JPC Belgium" Subject:
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Please delete me from this list!!!!!!
J.P.Claeys
jeep.city skynet.be


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>From kulige vitro.bloomington.in.us Tue Apr 8 09:05:42 1997 From: kulige vitro.bloomington.in.us
Subject: '61 Electrical Question
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hey Everybody!

I have an electrical question on my '61 F100. When my truck sits for a week or so, the battery will get run down. Yesterday, I connected an analog test ammeter between the battery and the rest of the truck circuitry with no key in the ignittion. I observed a 0 to 300mA current draw cycling about 1Hz....(In other words, the needle would swing between 0 and 300mA once every second, constantly and rythmically). Well, this certainly explains why my battery gets run down over time, but now I need help figuring out what is causing this. I have the the origional ignition setup, from what I can tell, and I'm thinking that this may be early signs of the voltage regulator going out, but again, I'm not sure. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
Eric

=============================
"Happy Days"
1961 F100 Pick'em up Truck
w/'59 292 Y-block
=============================


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>From karlc cnsii.com Tue Apr 8 10:26:26 1997 From: Karl Cunningham Subject: Re: '61 Electrical Question
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 09:05 AM 4/8/97 -0400, Eric wrote:
>I observed a 0 to
>300mA current draw cycling about 1Hz....(In other words, the needle
>would swing between 0 and 300mA once every second, constantly and
>rythmically).

Hi Eric --

What about stuff you might have added: Like a stereo or a clock or an alarm? I don't know of anything on the original truck that could cause this. You should hear a relay clicking in the VR if it is that.

Start disconnecting stuff (pull fuses, undo wires) until the current goes away. The last thing you took off is a place to start looking.

I once had a brake light switch that had an electical leakage of a few hundred milliampts and would run the battery down like you say, but the current was there all the time.


Karl Cunningham
karlc cnsii.com
1960 F250 factory 4x4 w/292


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>From JLINETT SYSUBMC.BMC.COM Tue Apr 8 10:34:12 1997 From: JLINETT SYSUBMC.BMC.COM
Subject: Re: Powerstroke Water in Fuel light
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>I have a Powerstroke 1996 250 with 12k miles.
>Regular oil and filter changes each 3k miles.
>
>For the last two months, whenever I make a sharp
>right handed turn (i.e. highway entrance ramp / loop)
>the Water in Fuel Light comes on. I have already drained
>the water lever under the hood twice, with no real change
>in this. I never noticed this before. Any ideas / suggestions?
>
>Thanks Robert Marlan rsm halcyon.com

Hi Robert,

There are several diesel mechanics on the cummins list, in case you would like to ask your question over there.

to post to the list: cummins hpmfas4.cup.hp.com to send subscribe requests: cummins-request hpukldh.cup.hp.com

Regards,
Jon and the Big Red One
in Houston


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>From mbaker slate.mines.edu Tue Apr 8 14:41:49 1997 From: Mathew Baker Subject: Re: 1966 Ford F100 with a 230 CI Straight Six, I want to replace this
engine with a V-8.
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Keith Srb wrote:
>
> I want to replace the 230 Straight Six with a V-8. I want an engine that will
> drop in place and bolt up to the Warner T-18 Four Speed Transmission that is
> in the truck now. Secondly, there is a shaft, for the clutch, that runs
> between the Frame Rail and the Engine Block. Does any one have any
> suggestions as to what year, and size of Engine I could use.
>
> Supposedly, I should be able to go down to Checker Auto Parts and get a 352
> Engine for my truck for about $850. Any body have anything to say about the
> "good ol' 352 Motor", please send a reply. Thanks.
>

Do you have a T18 or a T98? They are different in respect to the input shaft dimensions and bolt pattern. In a '66 if the tranny is original, it should be a T98. As for the 352FE, it is a very good engine, just watch out, Checkersa rebuilds aren't of the highest quality, and they will try to invalidate the warranty if you have a problem. They will claim that you overheated the engine or ran out of oil.

Mat Baker
1964 F250 4X4 Custom Cab 292 Y-block


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>From MOBILEDAVE msn.com Tue Apr 8 14:45:39 1997 From: "DAVID MUMMERY" Subject: Re: Steering wheel cover
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hey dave,
My steering wheel cover did the same thing, peel at the top. I took it to my dealership and they replaced it with the factory replacement. As I did mention this was one of the only things to be fixed by the bumper to bumper warrenty.
If you want to do it yourself your dealer shoul have the part in stock or go to d good parts store ie. Napa. they should fave one.


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>From barr erols.com Tue Apr 8 14:51:52 1997 From: "Bruce A. Ramirez" Subject: RE: F-150 BRAKE PROBLEMS
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com


  hatherill wrote:

I have a 1995 F150 4x4 and have went through 3 sets of front pads and 2 rotors, and am on the third set of calipers. I have heard of others with same problem, dealers can't seem to find the problem...

______________________________________________________________
I have a 1991 F-150 4x4 with 61,000 miles and 32/11.50-R15 B.F. Goodrich AT's on my truck. So far I have bought 1 set of rotors and 4 sets of pads.
The rotors were about $34 each and the pads were about $17 a set. I have found that the rotors warp from overheating and need to be turned once a year or every 10,000 miles. Every time I buy a new set of pads, I get my rotors turned for free from my local auto parts store. When I replace my pads and rotors, I buy new pads and have my rotors turned and then put them on the shelf in my shed until I need them again. It saves me a lot of time when I need them. The rotors and pads can usually be changed in an hour. By the way, after turning each set of rotors twice already, they are still within specs.

Oh, I forgot, my E-250 ran 89,000 miles before needing pads and the rotors only needed turning.

Hope this is some help to you.

Bruce Ramirez,
1991 F-150
1994 E-250








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>From davnport gfherald.infi.net Tue Apr 8 15:55:26 1997 From: Trent Davenport Subject: Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Keith Srb wrote:
>
> My dad ordered this Truck in from the Ford Dealer in my home town in Nebraska.
> My Truck spent it's entire life, up to the summer of 1990, when Dad gave the
> Truck to me, in Nebraska. My Truck is hardly rust free coming from the rust
> belt, how could a North Dakota Truck be rust free, unless it was never driven
> in the winter time ?????
>
> Anyway, could you e-mail a little more information to me, such as engine
> size, transmission make, body parts available. Does the truck still run ??
> Would you consider selling me the whole truck?? If you would sell the whole
> truck, could you send some pictures via snail mail???
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Trent Davenport
> Sent: Monday, March 31, 1997 5:42 PM
> To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering
>
> > ----------
> > 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
> >
> > 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
>
> 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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> Comments and suggestions are welcome, use: kpayne mindspring.com I'm running a 390FE backed by a C-6 tranny. The heads were redone about 2 years ago, but the previous did nothing to the lower end.
If I keep it i'll probably swap out with another fresh 390 I have in the garage. It's actually a pretty strong motor yet, and it started up everyday this winter!!-30 BRRRRlow!! The only hole is in the bed up front toward the drivers corner. Approx 1'x 1' hole. Other than that everything is there. I'll see if I can get some pixs for you!


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>From glenn.martini airmail.net Tue Apr 8 17:08:45 1997 From: Glenn Martini Subject: Re: '61 Electrical Question
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Is there a dashboard clock?

The only other thing I can think of is a cycling relay - is there a relay clicking sound somewhere? You may have what seems to be a turn-signal type relay continually energized.

Unplug the relays one by one and see if the current drops to zero. Maybe a sticking turn-signal switch?

Just my 0.02



At 09:05 AM 4/8/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Hey Everybody!
>
>I have an electrical question on my '61 F100. When my truck sits for
>a week or so, the battery will get run down. Yesterday, I connected
>an analog test ammeter between the battery and the rest of the
>truck circuitry with no key in the ignittion. I observed a 0 to
>300mA current draw cycling about 1Hz....(In other words, the needle
>would swing between 0 and 300mA once every second, constantly and
>rythmically). Well, this certainly explains why my battery gets run
>down over time, but now I need help figuring out what is causing
>this. I have the the origional ignition setup, from what I can tell,
>and I'm thinking that this may be early signs of the voltage
>regulator going out, but again, I'm not sure. Any suggestions?
>
>Thanks in advance,
>Eric
>
>=============================
> "Happy Days"
>1961 F100 Pick'em up Truck
> w/'59 292 Y-block
>=============================
>
>____________________________________________________________________
>Message distributed via http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lofcom.com/....


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