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Volume 97 Number 0041 fordtrucks Digest

Today's Topics:

Re: Comments Requested
Re: looking for parts
Please Delete From List
Re: Quicker 97-Ranger XLT (2.3L)
'61 Electrical problem
Re: 1966 Ford F100 with 230/6, want V-8. List lurker steps forward...
RE: Comments Requested
Comments Requested
RE: 289 head #s
Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply - Reply
Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply
ADMIN NEWS!!! PLEASE READ!!!
Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply
Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply
Bearing knock-'68 F100 360
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Re: Bearing knock-'68 F100 360
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RE: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering
Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering
RE: 1966 Ford F100 with a 230 CI Straight Six, I want to replace this
Re: 1966 Ford F100 with a 230 CI Straight Six, I want to replace this
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Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply
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1/2 ton to 1 ton alxe conversion
Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply
'65 F-250 Maintainance Questions
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'63 Electrical Question
Re: '65 F-250 Maintainance Questions
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>From henryv pica.army.mil Wed Apr 9 13:20:25 1997 From: "Henry Van Dyke" Subject: Re: Comments Requested
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I would agree along these lines. The price differental between a 4X4 XLT F150 and F250LD is $900. The F250LD offers increased towing and payload capacity, LT rated tires, other beefier components and, yes, only a 6 3/4' bed. One option that I'd consider in either truck is the 4 wheel ABS which offers ventalited disc brakes at all four corners versus the standard drum rears. The 5.4l option comes standard with 3.73 gear. I would dis the auto lights and load leveling suspension. You could add an air bag rear suspension later in life, if it was really needed. I would hunt for a dealer who is willing to go a maximum of $300 over invoice (a fair price especially if factory ordered per your specifications) or try AUTO-BY-TEL.
A fully loaded F250LD 4X4 XLT msrp is close to $30K. Invoice is a little under $26K.

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> From: RANDY ZEILINGER (RZEILING) USAET(UTC -04:00)
> To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
> Subject: Comments Requested
> Date: Wednesday, April 09, 1997 12:50 PM
>
> Glenn, If it wasn't for the fact that my F-150 is new (>12kmiles) I would most
> likely order a 1997 F-250 4x4 Supercab with the 6' box. I would get the

> trailer tow package and load leveling suspension. I believe the 3.73 axle is
> standard but I'd opt for the limited slip. The 5.4 l engine is a must.

> Interior would have the captains chairs and the premimum sound package.
Get
> the remote lock system and the auto light package for convience.

> Unless you really like leather, I would stick with an XLT trim.

> This is just my humble opinion but its based on driving this truck from VA to
> Mich and back and then to New York state and thru the maountains of PA.




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>From dscreen ix.netcom.com Wed Apr 9 13:28:36 1997 From: "Donald R. Screen" Subject: Re: looking for parts
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

> adapter that works do to the thread pitch.. My next stop is a Ford
> dealer ( for 20 year old parts.. ya right) and then the scrap yards.
>

Don,
I just visited North Central Ford here in Richardson Texas yesterday. I was able to order a hood latch for a 1974 F100 XLT Ranger.
So they do in fact carry or can order parts over 20 years old. They just called and said the part was already in and ready for pickup (*grin). Last year I purchased a neutral safety switch and turn signal assembly with harness for the same truck from the Ford dealer in McKinney Texas. Our local scrap yards have been worthless...seems all the 1974 Ford F100's are still on the road!

I was also in search of a vacuum diagram for the same truck. The service manager said that they didn't normally work on vehicles older than about 10-11 years old! But...they were extremely courteous towards my request..they yanked the head shop foreman away from whatever he was doing and he proceeded to describe the proper hookup and original factory configuration for me as well as some tips about things to check on my 4300 Motorcraft carb. Treatment like this makes me MUCH more inclined to visit them again when it comes to buy a new truck. I really like the looks of the new F150. The service counter guys also gave me a xerox copy of how to contact HELMS Incorporated. According to the Web they are the number 1 publisher of Factory Service Manuals. A full set of factory level manuals can run up to $200, about $60 just for the basic service manual. They cover Fords, GM, Acura, Honda, Isuzu, Suzuki, Mazda, and Kia. Their order form only starts at 1979 though.
I called them and their computers were down. Gonna call later and see if they have anything for my 1974 F100.

Helm's number is 1-800-782-4356
Helm Incorporated
14310 Hamilton Ave.
Highland Park, MI 48203
Hours are Mon-Fri 8am-6pm EST

Don Screen
Allen, Texas
1974 F100 XLT Ranger 360 FE V8 4300 carb C6 tranny



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>From frl9574 acs.tamu.edu Wed Apr 9 13:59:44 1997 Sender: lonza t3.media3.net
From: "Frank R. Lonza" Subject: Please Delete From List
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Due to too much non-essential information being posted, I wish to be deleted from the mailing list for the digest.

Thanks, Frank


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>From LA46544 aol.com Wed Apr 9 14:09:36 1997 From: LA46544 aol.com
Subject: Re: Quicker 97-Ranger XLT (2.3L) To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi Ranger trucker1

You did not happen to specify the ring and pinion ratio. If you did not special order the truck it probably has tall gears. Switching to the 3.73 gears and a flow through exaust along with a K and N air filter would be the cheapest quick fix for a 2x4. in my unprofessional opinion.


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>From PonyTom aol.com Wed Apr 9 14:14:59 1997 From: PonyTom aol.com
Subject: '61 Electrical problem
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi Fordtrucker's......Eric,
My friend has a '78 F-150 that had the same problem. Turned out to be a worn ignition switch. He lined it up with the OFF mark, and removed the key, come to find out by using the "feel" method OFF position was a little bit away from the mark. Hope this keeps your battery charged.

Tom Maguire '59 Ranchero
'78 E-350


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>From HURDJ VAX.CS.HSCSYR.EDU Wed Apr 9 14:34:16 1997 From: JIM HURD Subject: Re: 1966 Ford F100 with 230/6, want V-8. List lurker steps forward...
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To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Steve Delanty,

Thanks for the nice story about your FE390 Ford Truck!

Jim in Central NY
'79 F-150 (302!)
'92 Topaz (3.0l)


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>From jwgeorge pacbell.net Wed Apr 9 16:27:41 1997 From: Jeff George Subject: RE: Comments Requested
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I have owned my 97 F150 for about 6 month now and am very impressed with = the new product. I looked at Chevy and Dodge but there are many more = features with the new style. I also have an 82 Ranger and a 68 Mustang = but I feel guilty since I very seldom drive them now that I have this = new one.=20

What a great truck !!!

Jeff George, Director of Channel Development ServiceWare Inc.: "The Support Knowledge Powerhouse" Office 714-380-1180 Fax 714-380-4016
Email george serviceware.com
Web http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.serviceware.com=20


-----Original Message-----
From: Glenn Martini [SMTP:glenn.martini airmail.net] Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 1997 8:12 AM To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: Comments Requested

Hi all,

I'm considering purchasing (ordering most likely) a '97 or '98 Ford F-150. Any suggestions or comments about the best configuration (cab, wheelbase, bed, 4x2, towing packages, etc.) for the truck?

I already own a new Expedition 4x4 with the 5.4l ... and I am impressed enough with the overall quality and engineering to=20 buy another truck for hauling house-remodeling stuff, and with any luck, classic Mustang parts.

Thanks!

Glenn

PS - if anyone had good leads on the best Ford Truck dealer in the Dallas area, I'd appreciate reading their comments.


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>From mcat epix.net Wed Apr 9 17:06:23 1997 From: mcat epix.net
Subject: RE: 289 head #s
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Doug,
One clyinder head was cast Dec 28 1964 the other Jan 8 1965. Not uncommon that late in the production run. Do the casting No,s start with C5ae ? This would mean that the engine is all stock. By the way 65-6bolt blocks were cast as early as mid Aug 64. You got a winner there. Lots of potental. I found reference to 14 clyinder heads for 289s Get me your cmplete casting numbers and i`ll try to figure out what they are exatly.
Garry
--- On Wed, 9 Apr 1997 00:14:21 -0400 (EDT) Doug Neely wrote:

>Garry,
> One head is 4M28, the other is 5A8, when did they change the shape
>of the water passages,this set has the old style crescent shaped ones.
>Thanks for the info
> Cheers,
> Doug
>
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name: Garry
E-mail: mcat epix.net
Date: 4/9/97 Time: 3:55:20 PM

427 Fe powered F-100 Wild by design
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>From wodackjc-stu mlc-wels.edu Wed Apr 9 20:14:21 1997 From: "Jason C Wodack" Subject: Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply - Reply To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

> Be carefull on the wheels I don't think the bronco II and the
> F-150 use the same wheel pattern.
> I picked up a set of 1980 F-150 4x4 wheels for a friend with a
> 1990 4x4 ranger that had factory 15" wheels and the F-150 rims
> did not line up.
> I don't have either of these trucks so please correct me if I
> am wrong.



Glenn
Thanks I'll be sure to double check that before(if) I install the drive train.

Thanks again
Jason Wodack



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>From wodackjc-stu mlc-wels.edu Wed Apr 9 20:26:45 1997 From: "Jason C Wodack" Subject: Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

> >Hey all,
> >I've been having this really strange vision of replacing the drine
> >train on my Bronco II with that of an f150. I was wondering if any
> >of you ever had this idea before or had ever done something like it?
> >Were there any major problems? If I wanted would I also have to
> >replace the tranny(altogether bad idea since I had to ask what a
> >bellhousing was)? I know I'd have to get a shortened drive shaft,
> >does anyone know where I can get one without having it custom made?
> >also I don't rember if the wheels from a Bronco II would fit on a
> >F150 spindle, their 15 inch rims I'm not entirely sure about the
> >width but they originally had P205=R15 tires on them.
> >
> >Any help on this at all would be apreciated.
>
> >Jason Wodack
>
> Specifically what are you looking for? Do you want to replace
> just the rear end? Or the engine? Is is more power you're after
> or a stronger rear axle? There's a ton of options available to
> you, some cheap, some not. Oh, the 15 inch 5 bolt tires should
> go right onto an F150 rear end. I'm running standard Ford 15
> inch, 10 inch wide rims on my 67 F100 (they came off a F100 4x4)
> and they bolt onto most any full size five bolt Ford product.
>
> Custom drive shafts really aren't that big of a deal. There
> are shops that will shorten you existing drive shaft pretty
> inexpensively.

Ken
I was axctually thinking about this as a solution to my drive shaft going out. I've been told that once my driveshaft is goes it's gone because instead of U-joints Ford used CV jointsin the drive shaft.
I've been under there quite a few times, and it looks like the truth about the CV boots. I was then told that(same guy) that a new drive shaft would cost 600 clams. so I figured if I put a rear end with U -joints in it would probably last longer. so Really it's the driveshaft I wanrt to replace but I'm rather sure that an f150 driveshaft wont bolt onto a Bronco II backend.

Jason Wodack
'84 BroncoII

P.S. I had also thought about dropping a 302 in but thart's quite a while off yet.


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>From canzus seanet.com Wed Apr 9 21:35:20 1997 From: Steve & Rockette Subject: Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>Oh, the 15 inch 5 bolt tires should
>go right onto an F150 rear end. I'm running standard Ford 15
>inch, 10 inch wide rims on my 67 F100 (they came off a F100 4x4)
>and they bolt onto most any full size five bolt Ford product.
>
Bronco II's use 5 on 4.5, same as the cars, real trucks use 5 on 5.5, same as Jeeps.

Steve & Rockette...Lifes a beach
'57 F100 Shorty
'63 F100 Longbox



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>From wodackjc-stu mlc-wels.edu Wed Apr 9 22:28:42 1997 From: "Jason C Wodack" Subject: Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

> >Oh, the 15 inch 5 bolt tires should
> >go right onto an F150 rear end. I'm running standard Ford 15
> >inch, 10 inch wide rims on my 67 F100 (they came off a F100 4x4)
> >and they bolt onto most any full size five bolt Ford product.
> >
> Bronco II's use 5 on 4.5, same as the cars, real trucks use 5 on 5.5,
> same as Jeeps.
>
> Steve & Rockette...Lifes a beach
> '57 F100 Shorty
> '63 F100 Longbox
Thanks for reminding me I don't have a real truck. just kidding.
What is the Bronco II officially(according to Ford) Is it a truck or sports utility(did they use that term in '84?)or is it a car?

I love My Bronco II

Jason Wodack
'84 Bronco II




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>From bigric mail.utexas.edu Thu Apr 10 00:54:07 1997 From: bigric mail.utexas.edu (Richard Cherico) Subject: Bearing knock-'68 F100 360
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Well, I've been ignoring a bearing knock since November since I never had enough time to deal with it anyway. But now, I've confirmed it and am womdering if I should be worrying about spun bearings. It's my daily driver, I never tow anything, and it's sort of hilly around the house. I do about 250 miles/week on the truck. I'm going to do the mains as soon as school gets out and I finally have serious time on my hands (aside form work), but I was wondering if I should worry about spun bearings, because I really don't feel like starting with a fresh block. Will 20W-50 do me any good or will it just cause more undue stress? Thanks for advice...

bigric mail.utexas.edu
'68 Ford F100 Custom Cab Stepside 360 FE '66 VW Beetle 1300->1500



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>From donnar primenet.com Thu Apr 10 01:20:44 1997 From: donnar primenet.com (Donna Robinson) Subject: please delete from list
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

PLEASE REMOVE ME FROM YOU LIST THANKYOU



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>From Doug_Neely bc.sympatico.ca Thu Apr 10 01:45:15 1997 From: Doug Neely Subject: Re: Bearing knock-'68 F100 360 To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Richard Cherico wrote:
>
> Well, I've been ignoring a bearing knock since November since I never had
> enough time to deal with it anyway. But now, I've confirmed it and am
> womdering if I should be worrying about spun bearings. It's my daily
> driver, I never tow anything, and it's sort of hilly around the house. I do
> about 250 miles/week on the truck. I'm going to do the mains as soon as
> school gets out and I finally have serious time on my hands (aside form
> work), but I was wondering if I should worry about spun bearings, because I
> really don't feel like starting with a fresh block. Will 20W-50 do me any
> good or will it just cause more undue stress? Thanks for advice...
>


Richard,
If you leave it too long you may have to deal with a trashed crankshaft as well, my .02 worth.
Cheers,
Doug

> bigric mail.utexas.edu
> '68 Ford F100 Custom Cab Stepside 360 FE
> '66 VW Beetle 1300->1500
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>From Doug_Neely bc.sympatico.ca Thu Apr 10 02:05:56 1997 From: Doug Neely Subject: 289 again
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Garry,
The casting #s on the heads is C5AE,the only other #s are on the top by the springs,289,and 65.The rest of the parts all have the early date codes except for the water pump (it's a 71).Unfortunately my friend can't afford the cost of a rebuild so he's considering a junkyard dog to get his truck back on the road,I'm trying to convince him the 289 is a keeper,who knows it may end up a permanent resident in my garage.
Thanks for all the info.
Cheers,
Doug


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>From Herbie_huskers msn.com Thu Apr 10 04:59:08 1997 From: "Keith Srb" Subject: RE: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Thanks !!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Trent Davenport
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 1997 12:55 PM
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 1966 Ford F-100 - Adding Power Steering

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 Herbie_huskers msn.com Thu Apr 10 05:01:04 1997 From: "Keith Srb" 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

My Truck has a Warner T18 Transmission. This is the original Transmission for this Truck. My dad ordered this truck from the dealer in 1966. I remember barely being able to climb up in when dad picked it up. My dad owned the truck until 1990 when he gave it to me. The truck is all original, 98K original miles.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mathew Baker
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 1997 11:42 AM
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 1966 Ford F100 with a 230 CI Straight Six, I want to replace this engine with a V-8.

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 tcote gov.nb.ca Thu Apr 10 07:23:44 1997 X-MS-TNEF-Correlator: From: "Cote, Tony (DIST12)" Subject: Take me off the list.
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

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>From kpayne mindspring.com Thu Apr 10 09:46:50 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

At 09:35 PM 4/9/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>Oh, the 15 inch 5 bolt tires should
>>go right onto an F150 rear end. I'm running standard Ford 15
>>inch, 10 inch wide rims on my 67 F100 (they came off a F100 4x4)
>>and they bolt onto most any full size five bolt Ford product.
>>
> Bronco II's use 5 on 4.5, same as the cars, real trucks use 5 on 5.5,
>same as Jeeps.
>
>Steve & Rockette...Lifes a beach

Good to know. I was under the impression they were the same. I guess alot has changed. Mmy Bronco experience is with the older ones that were basically full size trucks with a shorted wheelbase and slightly different skin.

-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
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>From canzus seanet.com Thu Apr 10 10:26:22 1997 From: Steve & Rockette Subject: Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>What is the Bronco II officially(according to Ford) Is it a truck or
>sports utility(did they use that term in '84?)or is it a car?
>
>I love My Bronco II
>
>Jason Wodack
>'84 Bronco II

It qualifies as a sport-utility vehicle.

Steve & Rockette...Lifes a beach
'57 F100 Shorty
'63 F100 Longbox



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>From THATSJOEY aol.com Thu Apr 10 14:33:26 1997 From: THATSJOEY aol.com
Subject: Unsubscribe
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Please unsubscribe ThatsJoey from the mail list.

Thank You.....


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>From sherwin expert.cc.purdue.edu Thu Apr 10 14:36:41 1997 From: Gregory Sherwin Subject: 1/2 ton to 1 ton alxe conversion To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I've got an '84 F150 4X4 longbox. I am wondering if the rear end (alxe and springs) from a 1 ton dually will fit mine. Will the springs from a one ton fit my 1/2 ton. I am thinking of using aftermarket bolton fenders instead of buying another bed. If this is a doable conversion, what years will fit? I do some heavy hauling every once and a while and would feel better with duals and a heavier suspension.

Also, a friend of mine is looking at buying an '87 3/4 ton with a 6.9L diesel (by the way who makes this engine?) and was wondering how it compares to the 7.3L.


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>From wodackjc-stu mlc-wels.edu Thu Apr 10 15:04:04 1997 From: "Jason C Wodack" Subject: Re: F150/Bronco II -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

> It qualifies as a sport-utility vehicle.
>
> Steve & Rockette...Lifes a beach
> '57 F100 Shorty
> '63 F100 Longbox
Thanks guys
I'm kinda new at this whole thing, I just got my Bronco last april.

Jason Wodack
84 Bronco II


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>From tanya tx3.com Thu Apr 10 16:05:23 1997 From: "Tanya Wagger"
Subject: '65 F-250 Maintainance Questions To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi everyone,
Help! I am the proud new owner of a 1965 F-250 with a 390 and 4spd. The basic maint. has been kept up as the previous family has had it for 20+ years. A few of the things I needed to know;
Which plug#s work best
Are there rubber valve cover gaskets avail. for it?
Where are the ID#s stamped
Which oilfilter (Fram} does it take
It has 16.5" split rims now, are aftermarket 1 pc. 15" rims avail.?
Is it best to stick with Motorcraft tune up parts or will NAPN do?

That should do it for now, I pick up the truck next Wed. and I want to be ready.
Thanks everybody and Ken

Charlie Sr. P.S. Hey Ken What does the FE stand for in 390FE?


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>From marko helix.net Thu Apr 10 16:40:59 1997 From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: '65 F-250 Maintainance Questions To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>Hi everyone,
> Help! I am the proud new owner of a 1965 F-250 with a 390 and 4spd. The
>basic maint. has been kept up as the previous family has had it for 20+
>years. A few of the things I needed to know;
> Which plug#s work best

I think they're autolite 24's. I'll check tonite but am pretty sure. Mine work great.

> Are there rubber valve cover gaskets avail. for it?

Yes, any jobber should have them. Fel-Pro makes.

> Where are the ID#s stamped

Dunno.

> Which oilfilter (Fram} does it take

PH38A

> It has 16.5" split rims now, are aftermarket 1 pc. 15" rims avail.?

If it's an 8-bolt pattern, then no, you can get aftermarket 16" rims tho.
Toss the split rims and bias tires.

> Is it best to stick with Motorcraft tune up parts or will NAPN do?

The tune-up parts will all be Niehoff anyway, just from Ford they're in a Ford box and cost more. So go to your jobber. You might want to put an electronic in it (it's awfully simple, i did it to my 360). If you do, let me know and I'll repost the email on the subject I did earlier.


> Thanks everybody and Ken
>
> Charlie Sr. P.S. Hey Ken What does the FE
>stand for in 390FE?

I want to know this too. And what's the diff between FE and Y-block?

Good luck

marko in Vancouver
marko helix.net

71 f250 4x4



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>From kpayne mindspring.com Thu Apr 10 17:14:18 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Re: '65 F-250 Maintainance Questions To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>Hi everyone,
> Help! I am the proud new owner of a 1965 F-250 with a 390 and 4spd. The
>basic maint. has been kept up as the previous family has had it for 20+
>years. A few of the things I needed to know;
> Which plug#s work best

I use Motorcraft.

> Are there rubber valve cover gaskets avail. for it?

Yes.

> Where are the ID#s stamped

Intake will sometimes have one, its real easy to fool judges with this engine since it's not stamped on the block. Hey, anyone know if there are exceptions to this?

> Which oilfilter (Fram} does it take

The one equiv to a F1, FLA1, LA1, etc.

> It has 16.5" split rims now, are aftermarket 1 pc. 15" rims avail.?

Yes, plenty of them. Summit carries alot.

> Is it best to stick with Motorcraft tune up parts or will NAPN do?

I use Motorcraft, but for standard usage it really won't matter (my opinion only).

>
> That should do it for now, I pick up the truck next Wed. and I want to be
>ready.
> Thanks everybody and Ken
>
> Charlie Sr. P.S. Hey Ken What does the FE
>stand for in 390FE?

Ford/Edsel. As the name implies, it was originally designed for the Edsel.
The engine outlived the car by two decades.

-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 Thu Apr 10 17:21:15 1997 From: Ken Payne Subject: Beautiful custom 55 F100
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Someone sent me this today:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/9860/

Its an extremely sharp custom 1955 F100 with suicide doors.
Excellant paint job and its sharp under the hood. The truck is in the January isssue of Super Ford and is coming out in the June issue of Truckin. Visit the site and let him know what you think.

Later,

-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
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>From cardoso EESUN2.tamu.edu Thu Apr 10 17:25:29 1997 X-Authentication-Warning: eesun1.tamu.edu: cardoso owned process doing -bs From: Jesus Cardoso Subject: '63 Electrical Question
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hey Ya'll,

I need some advice with a problem that I am having with my '63.
Everything was great until one rainy night....I had the headlights, windshield wipers, and heater on and the problem began. The battery lost its charge and never recharged completely. I have checked out the battery and generator and both are fine. I drive the truck daily at about 30-40 mph around town for about 20 miles daily. I reliazed that generators are known for not charging well at low RPMs.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in Advance,

Chuy



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>From marko helix.net Thu Apr 10 18:39:06 1997 From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: '65 F-250 Maintainance Questions To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I goofed on the Fram oil filter - it's a PH8A. Anyhow when you walk up to the Fram counter anywhere (including wal-mart) you'll be able to find the number.

As for the plugs, the Autolite ones are great, I used Champions and didn't like 'em. AC Delcos (ahem) seemed to work not too bad either, but well they just didn't seem right somehow....



marko in vancouver
marko helix.net

71 f250 4x4



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>From MLawing616 aol.com Thu Apr 10 20:49:01 1997 From: MLawing616 aol.com
Subject: Re: Unsubscribe
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

FORD SEARCH ENGINE


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>From kpkid smartnet.net Thu Apr 10 20:52:20 1997 Posted-Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 19:54:36 -0500 From: "Bob A. Parsons" Subject: Bad Cab Mounts
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

I just looked at purchasing a 65 F100 with a FE360 and 3 speed manual. The body, interior, and motor are in good shape. The problem with the truck is that the cab mounts are heavily or completelly rusted through. I am not an expert welder and need some advise. Are the mounts hard to repair. If so how much would it cost to fix. If not what would be involved in doing the repair myself.



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>From BillyCIII aol.com Thu Apr 10 21:32:28 1997 From: BillyCIII aol.com
Subject: Re: Bad Cab Mounts
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi,

If you're just looking for a working repair and not restoring, I've done it by welding a flat steel plate across the floor, drilling a center hole, then increased the size of the mounts using hockey pucks with holes drilled in them. Not the pretiest sight, but it worked well.

Bill Csisar
80 F150 Super Cab 351M


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>From marthal sisnet.ssku.k12.ca.us Thu Apr 10 22:00:58 1997 From: Martha Lindgren Subject: Unsubscribe
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Please take me off your list. Thanks!

Krissi Lindgren



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>From sdelanty sonoma.net Thu Apr 10 22:13:07 1997 From: sdelanty sonoma.net
Subject: List Lurker V8 Swap
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

>
>On the V8 swap ,did you have to change the input shaft on the trans
>or are they a standard size for all the engines? The reason for asking
>is I just pulled my friends 289 out and it looks like a major rebuild
>is in order (they wear out hauling loaded horse trailers around),so he's
>considering a step up to an FE, if it's just a bellhousing,clutch, and
>mounts it may be a better option.

No, after I bought my 390, someone told me that the input shafts on T-18's were different for 6 cyl/small block V-8 and for large V-8, and I got all worried about it, but it turned out to not be a problem.
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