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Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 16:44:03 -0400 (EDT) To: fordtrucks-digest lofcom.com
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Subject: fordtrucks Digest v97 n0047
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Volume 97 Number 0047 fordtrucks Digest

Today's Topics:

RE: 1992 Flareside Dying!
1992 Flareside Dying!
To Warranty or not to Warranty
Re: Napco parts
peeling chrome
Re: peeling chrome
Re: 47 2 ton question
Re: To Warranty or not to Warranty
Re: peeling chrome
old ashtray?
old ashtray?
Re: Napco parts
Re: Napco parts
'59 timing settings.
Bronco II Investigation
New Member
FS: 1966 F100 completely restored
Re: 1992 Flareside Dying!
Re: New Member
Re: New Member -Reply


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>From lsmith stpaulrcssd.saskatoon.sk.ca Wed Apr 16 23:47:31 1997 From: lorraine smith Subject: RE: 1992 Flareside Dying!
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That is a big problem. I do not know why your truck is dying nut I can = tell you one thing the guy who told you that your alarm system was = causing this type of problem was out to lunch. An aftermarket alarm = would not draw near enough power to kill a battery even if it was left = armed and untouched for months at a time. Hope that you can get that = problem solved quickly. =20

Sincerly=20
Ford trucker Derrick Smith=20

1995 Ranger XLT with a lot of extras including an aftermarket alarm and = other electronic equipment



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From: Ken Payne[SMTP:kpayne mindspring.com] Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 1997 3:25 PM To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: 1992 Flareside Dying!

This message is being forwarded for a new member:

From: "Nancy J. Davis"

>I need to get on the Ford Truck list for some immediate help! I have a
>1992 Ford F150 Flareside truck which I LOVE! Unfortunately, I can get
>it to run more than a week!
>
>We bought the truck in April, 1995 from a Ford dealership in San Juan
>Capistrano, CA. Everything was great. In May, 1996, the truck = suddenly
>started dying or wouldn't start. We replaced the starter switch, the
>alternator and finally the battery. It ran fine until about November,
>1996, and then it the battery started going dead about every 7 days or
>so.
>
>We'd charge up the battery, it would run, die again, etc. We replaced
>batteries, with the best on the market. We took it in to a mechanic,
>who had it for 2 weeks and couldn't find the source of the voltage
>draw. We took it to a Ford Dealership Service department, who said we
>had a bad battery. They replaced the battery. It died too. Then they
>said it was the after-market alarm system. We removed it. The truck
>battery went dead again. We took it back to Ford. They've had it for = 3
>weeks. It's died on them 3 times. =20
>
>Today they are giving it back to us with a "Sorry. Yes, there is a
>problem. No, we don't know what the problem is, or how to fix it."
>
>Has ANYONE had any type of similar experience??? We sure need some
>help! I need to be able to get back and forth to work... take my truck
>camping, and depend on it. I just want to identify the problem and get
>it fixed!! If no one can, does anyone know what recourse I have?
>
>Appreciate any responses, suggestions or guideance!
>
>Thanks!
>Nancy=20
>write to me at: nancyjd ix.netcom.com
>
>
-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
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>From PonyTom aol.com Thu Apr 17 08:30:20 1997 From: PonyTom aol.com
Subject: To Warranty or not to Warranty To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi Fordtruckers,

My Nickel on the warranty situation is, I don't beleive it to be a warranty, but an insurance policy....you pay the bucks up front, and they are betting you will have few or no claims. Otherwise they would loose money, and the last time I checked, no one will stay in buisiness long at a loss.
Next problem is I have found that they will nit pick the facts, and try to weasel out of making the repair.
My thoughts on that subject is....Do we have a good product? After answering that
..............WHO NEEDS SUCH A WARRANTY?.............
My answer is only a very conservative person that wants to be sure, sure, sure, and has the cash to burn.

Tom Maguire '59 Ranchero
'78 E-350


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>From varners ten-nash.ten.k12.tn.us Thu Apr 17 08:36:59 1997 From: Stuart Varner Subject: Re: Napco parts
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Don Grossman wrote:
>
> Is there anyone out there interested in prefactory Fords? I have some
> front axle parts from a 58 3/4ton. (long sad story... well not to
> long) I have everything for a front axle except for the center section
> Dana 44. It was cracked and the tubes were cut off. I have the inner
> axles and all including the carrier and 4.56 ring and pinion. The axle
> tube has NAPCO stamped into it with a serial number.
>
> If anyone can use these parts or has any interest please let me know
> --
> Don Grossman
> duckdon pacific.net
>
> It's hard to do 90 on a speed limit budget.......
> Don It sounds like we have similar problems in life.....or else you you have figured it all out with the pre 4X4 craze F-100's. There are some parts which I am afraid will be difficult to locate for my 71 4x4 F100.
Any help is appreciated. Do either of your trucks have a New Process 435 4 speed? I will be tackling one this summer and I can't find much about them. Thanks STU
> 65 Ford F-150 4x4 (soon to be 72 Mustang)
> 63 Ford F-250 4x4
>
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>From bovenmye mr.med.ge.com Thu Apr 17 08:44:27 1997 From: Jim Bovenmyer 4-6640 Subject: peeling chrome
Content-MD5: 9LyxTYj0oyhqibZ5anGYjA==
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

The "chrome" on the rear bumper of my 94 Ranger is already pealing off.
The "BUMPER to BUMPER" warranty should cover it right?

On another subject, how much $$$ would it take to replace the 2.3L in my truck with a 3.0, 4.0, or even a 5.0? This 4 pinger just totally sucks!!

If the above swaps are either way too expensive or impossible, I would be interested to know of any bolt ons that are compatible with this engine (also used in the Mazda 323).

Jim B.


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>From varners ten-nash.ten.k12.tn.us Thu Apr 17 09:09:55 1997 From: Stuart Varner Subject: Re: peeling chrome
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Jim Bovenmyer 4-6640 wrote:
>
> The "chrome" on the rear bumper of my 94 Ranger is already pealing off.
> The "BUMPER to BUMPER" warranty should cover it right?
>
> On another subject, how much $$$ would it take to replace the 2.3L in my
> truck with a 3.0, 4.0, or even a 5.0? This 4 pinger just totally sucks!!
>
> If the above swaps are either way too expensive or impossible, I would be
> interested to know of any bolt ons that are compatible with this engine (also
> used in the Mazda 323).
>
> Jim B.
>
> _____JIM, THERE IS ATLEAST ONE COMPANY THAT OFFERS A SWAP KIT FOR RANGERS. YOU PROVIDE MOTOR AND COMPUTER, THEY PROVIDE NECESSARY MOUNTS. I CANNOT THINK OF THEM RIGHT NOW...I'LL LOOK AND SEND TO YOU LATER. IAM AT WORK AND DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO THE BOOKS. STU PS- YOU WILL LIKE THE RESULTS OF A 5.0 IN A RANGER (GRINS FOR DAYS AND MONTHS TO COME)

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>From tanya tx3.com Thu Apr 17 09:22:13 1997 From: "Tanya Wagger"
Subject: Re: 47 2 ton question
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi, just my .02 worth, I would go out with an oil squiter can and a breaker bar with the appropriate size socket for the dampner pulley bolt. Put the breaker bar on it and see if it turns. You might rock it back and forth a little 1st. If the hood has been off forget it. If not give 'er a whirl.
Let us know what happens.

Good Luck!
Charlie Sr.

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> I am evaluating the purchase of a 47 2 ton that has been sitting for
> about 20 years. The body is in good condition and the original flathead
> 8 cyl with 35,000 miles on it is under the hood. I have a good feeling
> what the chassis is worth, but am struggling regarding the engine. If
> the engine could easily be made to run again, the truck is worth more
> that if I have to find another engine. Is there an easy way to evaluate
> an engine of a truck sitting in a field to see if it has potential ? I
> understand there is no was to be 100 % certain, but I would like to have
> a little confidence.
>
> Jeff
>
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>From tanya tx3.com Thu Apr 17 09:31:31 1997 From: "Tanya Wagger"
Subject: Re: To Warranty or not to Warranty To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hi, I have done some research on this myself. I have a friend that is service manager for a AHEM! G.M. dealer and he said that if you do purchase a warranty, to make sure that the one you pick has an automated response.
When Warr. work comes in my buddy dials a # works through the voice sys.
with vin. #s etc. and the claim is automatically verified. The other way you call an adjuster and in 2-3 weeks they will come out and evaluate your vehicle. This is one case where I would rather interact with an artifical person.

See Ya
Chalie Sr.

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> Hi Fordtruckers,
>
> My Nickel on the warranty situation is, I don't beleive it to be a
> warranty, but an insurance policy....you pay the bucks up front, and they are
> betting you will have few or no claims. Otherwise they would loose money, and
> the last time I checked, no one will stay in buisiness long at a loss.
> Next problem is I have found that they will nit pick the facts, and try to
> weasel out of making the repair.
> My thoughts on that subject is....Do we have a good product? After
> answering that
> ..............WHO NEEDS SUCH A WARRANTY?.............
> My answer is only a very conservative person that wants to be sure, sure,
> sure, and has the cash to burn.
>
> Tom Maguire '59 Ranchero
> '78 E-350
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
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>From silent.bob juno.com Thu Apr 17 09:35:39 1997 From: silent.bob juno.com
Subject: Re: peeling chrome
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

On Thu, 17 Apr 1997 08:44:27 -0400 (EDT) Jim Bovenmyer 4-6640 writes:
>The "chrome" on the rear bumper of my 94 Ranger is already pealing
>off.
>The "BUMPER to BUMPER" warranty should cover it right?
>
>On another subject, how much $$$ would it take to replace the 2.3L in
>my
>truck with a 3.0, 4.0, or even a 5.0? This 4 pinger just totally
>sucks!!
>
>If the above swaps are either way too expensive or impossible, I would
>be
>interested to know of any bolt ons that are compatible with this
>engine (also
>used in the Mazda 323).
>
>Jim B.

Im going with the 5.0L/302 swap, and im looking about $6000 to $7000 when imf all done. If you want a 3.0L or 4.0L my suggestion would be to trade it in for a Ranger with one of these motors.

The 4-banger, other then its low 100hp, it really is a good engine. I bought mine in Oct. of 95 with 16 miles on it, and here i am a year and a half later with 52,500 miles and still runs like a champ.

You dont have to swap motors or trucks for that matter, there are other things that you can do to it, K&N air filter, better plugs and wires, through a cam in it, faster gears, change your timing, super charge it, or if you are brave, go NOS, (belive it or not, there are some NOS kits that will work with a 2.3L), replacing the oxygen sensors every 50,000 miles help too.

Hope this helps.

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>From JIM.E.CRAWFORD conoco.dupont.com Thu Apr 17 10:38:23 1997 From: JIM.E.CRAWFORD conoco.dupont.com
X400-Originator: JIM.E.CRAWFORD conoco.dupont.com X400-Recipients: fordtrucks lofcom.com
X400-Mts-Identifier: [/PRMD=CONOCO/ADMD=MCI/C=US/;0010000002996719000004] X400-Content-Type: P2-1988 (22)
Subject: old ashtray?
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Microsoft Mail v3.0 IPM.Microsoft Mail.Note From: Crawford, Jim E.
To: Inline Internet Addressing
Subject: old ashtray?
Date: 1997-04-17 09:37
Message ID: DAF50E66
Conversation ID: DAF50E66

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I've got kinda a weird question....back when I was a youngster....my grandfather had quite a few old trucks rotting away in his backyard. I believe it was an old ford pickup...maybe mid 50's? that I climbed up in and started playing. Anyway, I came acrossed an old metal ashtray( I still have) and was hoping someone might have seen somthing similar and could provide some info on.

Description:
It kinda reminds me of a chrome plated clam shell. it's in the shape of a rectangle (4"x2"), chrome plated, magnet on the bottom to set it on the metal dashboard.....the lid has verticle grooves and lifts up to put your cigarrette in. It's not very big....has no markings, and my grandfather is dead now so I can't ask him about it..

Any help is appreciated!!
Thanks



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>From marko helix.net Thu Apr 17 12:20:11 1997 From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: Napco parts
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

It sounds like we have similar problems in life.....or else you you have figured it all out with the pre 4X4 craze F-100's. There are some parts which I am afraid will be difficult to locate for my 71 4x4 F100.
>Any help is appreciated. Do either of your trucks have a New Process
>435 4 speed? I will be tackling one this summer and I can't find much
>about them. Thanks STU

I have a 71 f250 4x4 and it's pretty easy to find whatever I need, except the occasional body part. Most everything is available from the wrecker, a jobber, or from Ford.

As for the NP 435, most F250 camper specials of that era had one. I do.
These should be a snap to find if you ever need one, but they go forever.
The thing weighs a good 200 lbs, so be careful when you take it out. What else do you need to know about them?

You won't be able to get the steering knuckle seals (big rubber ring seal with felt pad and steel retainer) or the transfer case mounting rubber bushings from anybody but Ford. But Ford still has them. Actually, you can even still get turn signals, styleside bed marker lights, and taillights from Ford, if you can afford them.

One thing: If you go offroad at all, first go to a wrecker and buy yourself another TIE ROD. You can't get those anywhere, altho you can still get tie rod ends. (I'm assuming you have a Dana front axle). The 73 tie rod changed to have the one really long piece with the hole in it. The 71 is a long tube with clamps on both ends where the ends screw in. You'll probably bend one some time in the truck's life so make sure you get a spare.

marko in vancouver
marko helix.net
71 f250 4x4



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>From varners ten-nash.ten.k12.tn.us Thu Apr 17 13:20:31 1997 From: Stuart Varner Subject: Re: Napco parts
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

marko maryniak wrote:
>
> It sounds like we have similar problems in life.....or else you you have
> figured it all out with the pre 4X4 craze F-100's. There are some parts
> which I am afraid will be difficult to locate for my 71 4x4 F100.
> >Any help is appreciated. Do either of your trucks have a New Process
> >435 4 speed? I will be tackling one this summer and I can't find much
> >about them. Thanks STU
>
> I have a 71 f250 4x4 and it's pretty easy to find whatever I need, except
> the occasional body part. Most everything is available from the wrecker, a
> jobber, or from Ford.
>
> As for the NP 435, most F250 camper specials of that era had one. I do.
> These should be a snap to find if you ever need one, but they go forever.
> The thing weighs a good 200 lbs, so be careful when you take it out. What
> else do you need to know about them?
>
> You won't be able to get the steering knuckle seals (big rubber ring seal
> with felt pad and steel retainer) or the transfer case mounting rubber
> bushings from anybody but Ford. But Ford still has them. Actually, you can
> even still get turn signals, styleside bed marker lights, and taillights
> from Ford, if you can afford them.
>
> One thing: If you go offroad at all, first go to a wrecker and buy yourself
> another TIE ROD. You can't get those anywhere, altho you can still get tie
> rod ends. (I'm assuming you have a Dana front axle). The 73 tie rod
> changed to have the one really long piece with the hole in it. The 71 is a
> long tube with clamps on both ends where the ends screw in. You'll probably
> bend one some time in the truck's life so make sure you get a spare.
>
> marko in vancouver
> marko helix.net
> 71 f250 4x4
> Thanks for the helpful info. This truck rarely gets on a road that has an incline of less than 2 degrees, let alone too far off road. West Tennessee is pretty flat.
One of the things I am going to try doing over the course of life is devlop and keep and inventory of those hard to find 4x4 parts of this era, like the tie rods, carbs, tranny, transfer case stuff,etc.
Body parts are readily available through several obsolete companies.

With the NP435, the front and rear seals are a concern. I haven't looked for any yet but just have a feeling they will be hard to locate.
I also worry about the possibility of gears being broken and finding replacement gears. Have you had trouble with finding transfer case internal parts? Really other than that there isn't too much to the old 4x4's....is there?
My truck has 84000 original miles and was loved and pampered by an elderly gent who took great care of it. When I tuned it up last year I pulled a BLACK AUTOLITE (original? maybe) distributor cap off. The paint is original and I know this truck probably never saw one hard days worth of work in it's life. It drives great, I've taken it on a 600 mile trip journey with no problems. I just want to anticipate problems this summer when I start tearing it apart for resto. Thanks again

Stu
NUKE GM
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>From kulige vitro.bloomington.in.us Thu Apr 17 13:23:34 1997 From: kulige vitro.bloomington.in.us
Subject: '59 timing settings.
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hey everyone,

I replaced my vacuum control unit yesterday and the engine is running MUCH better....but still not 100%...

I think I need to time it, though. Does anyone have a shop manual (mine still hasn't arrived in the snailmail yet...) to tell me the following about my '59 292 Y-block:

* RPM?
* Timing setting?
* Which cylinder to time off of?
* Where this cylinder is located?
* The correct setting of the vacuum advance module? (The instructions for the module suggested 8 additional degrees when activated, but is this what Ford recommends for this engine, since this module fits a couple different motors?)

Thanks for the help,
Eric




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"Happy Days"
1961 F100 Pick'em up Truck
w/'59 292 Y-block
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>From gypsybill usa.net Thu Apr 17 13:54:26 1997 From: "Bill Rotureau" Subject: Bronco II Investigation
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Hey Listers,

I am looking to purchase a 1987 -> 1990 Bronco II (2X4 or 4X4). The lease on my wifes Thunderbird is running out and we are tired of high car payments. She has always liked the Bronco II and in-fact we were going to purchase a new one in 1991 and found out they quit making them.
Anybody out there got any words on what to look out for in these vehicles.
I have heard they had some drive shaft problems. As this will be her daily transportation, I want to go in armed with all the information available. I have been reading the other newsgroups and picking up some info, but I would like to hear first hand experiences if there are any available in our group..

Thanks in advance

Bill
'64 F100 Shortbox (302/C4 - soon to be 351W/C4) '95 Thunderbird (4.6L - soon to be gone) '90 Harley Dresser (1340cc - mine for always)


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>From jstrauss inetport.com Thu Apr 17 14:47:38 1997 From: John Strauss Subject: New Member
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Wow, this is the list I have been waiting for! I have been very suprised that the world's #1 selling vehicle didn't have a mailing list until now but I have been uninspired to do one myself so, THANKS!

I have 4 Ford trucks (he typed proudly). 2 are semi-daily drivers (because I switch between them) and 2 are in the slow process of restoration.

My semi-daily drivers are 1) 1990 F150 SWB 4x4 (302, M5OD, 145K) and,
2) 1991 Bronco Silver Anniversary (302, E4OD, 135K)

My projects are 1) 1961 F100 Unibody (223-6, 3-spd manual) and,
2) 1964 F100 Custom Cab (292, FMX auto)

I am a Ford truck nut and my brain is filled with lots of Ford truck trivia that is probably only useful here and won't make me a dime. Hopefully I can now add more such drivel to my brain from this list which will surely displace other knowledge that is more profitable but obviously less interesting to me.

You will likely find in your conversations with me that I am a staunch supporter of Ford Truck Division and have been since my Dad bought his first Ford truck in 1967 when I was 6 YOA. It was a black 1964 Custom Cab and I was on love, love, love. Unfortunately, that truck died of rust before I could make it my own but as you can see I finally found a suitable replica (although it is white in color) a few years ago in Houston. I live in Austin, Texas, now where my trucks can sit around waiting for my heavily divided attention without incurring further "Gulf Coast Cancer" damage.

I am also a former mechanic (I will confess I worked at a Chevy-Olds dealership in those days) and do pretty much all my own maintenance, even the heavy stuff, so I hope I will be able to assist those of you who are aspiring wrench-benders.

Ford Trucks - All They Do Is Go.

John



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>From QNKY92A prodigy.com Thu Apr 17 15:47:18 1997 From: QNKY92A prodigy.com ( JARED CASCADDEN) Subject: FS: 1966 F100 completely restored To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

A friend of ours who is not on line has the following for sale:

For Sale: 1966 F-100 short bed. Engine is a 428 Cobra jet Cam, w/Ford 427 medium rise heads & Ford medium rise dual quad intake.
Ford dual point distributor. Exhaust system: Ford cast iron manifolds,
aluminized head pipes & flow. Transmission: HD C6 with shift kit.
Rear axle: Dana 60 limited 3.54 ratio. Front: Disc brakes.
Wheels: Ford lightning 17" in chrome. All white. Plus more!!!
$13,000.00 obo
It's a real 'sleeper', a real beauty, and fun to drive!! I need to get onto my next project '49 F-1 panel!

Richard email QNKY92A prodigy.com



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>From cdkelly juno.com Thu Apr 17 15:59:14 1997 From: cdkelly juno.com
Subject: Re: 1992 Flareside Dying!
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Just thought I would write and say that I never had any kind of problem like that with my truck but I used to drive an Escort GT and when I would drive it hard the alternator wire plug would come lose or all the way off during the day I could go for about 4-5 days but if you drive at night it dioesn't take long for the lights to kill the battery. I not sure if ford still uses that same plug or not but its worth a try. It is so simple that you would never think of it.
On Wed, 16 Apr 1997 21:25:04 -0400 (EDT) Ken Payne writes:
>This message is being forwarded for a new member:
>
>
>>I need to get on the Ford Truck list for some immediate help! I have
>a
>>1992 Ford F150 Flareside truck which I LOVE! Unfortunately, I can
>get
>>it to run more than a week!
>>
>>We bought the truck in April, 1995 from a Ford dealership in San Juan
>>Capistrano, CA. Everything was great. In May, 1996, the truck
>suddenly
>>started dying or wouldn't start. We replaced the starter switch, the
>>alternator and finally the battery. It ran fine until about
>November,
>>1996, and then it the battery started going dead about every 7 days
>or
>>so.
>>
>>We'd charge up the battery, it would run, die again, etc. We
>replaced
>>batteries, with the best on the market. We took it in to a mechanic,
>>who had it for 2 weeks and couldn't find the source of the voltage
>>draw. We took it to a Ford Dealership Service department, who said
>we
>>had a bad battery. They replaced the battery. It died too. Then
>they
>>said it was the after-market alarm system. We removed it. The truck
>>battery went dead again. We took it back to Ford. They've had it
>for 3
>>weeks. It's died on them 3 times.
>>
>>Today they are giving it back to us with a "Sorry. Yes, there is a
>>problem. No, we don't know what the problem is, or how to fix it."
>>
>>Has ANYONE had any type of similar experience??? We sure need some
>>help! I need to be able to get back and forth to work... take my
>truck
>>camping, and depend on it. I just want to identify the problem and
>get
>>it fixed!! If no one can, does anyone know what recourse I have?
>>
>>Appreciate any responses, suggestions or guideance!
>>
>>Thanks!
>>Nancy
>>write to me at: nancyjd ix.netcom.com
>>
>>
>-Ken Payne
> 1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
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>From kulige vitro.bloomington.in.us Thu Apr 17 16:16:16 1997 From: kulige vitro.bloomington.in.us
Subject: Re: New Member
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Welcome to the list John,

Hopefully you'll get as much great info about your trucks as I have over the months! Cheers to Ken starting this list up!!!

Unless I missed a post, (or if they have only been lurking), I believe you and I have the only '61 F100 Unibodies here on FORDTRUCKS..... Anybody else??? I got mine from my Grandpa who had it for years, using it for mining purposes in the mountains of Colorado..... In fact, I drove it from Colorado to So. Indiana this past December!!! (That's a whole 'nuther story!!!) I have been repairing it since then and just this last week its been getting me around town!!!

My wife has a beautiful '93 Ranger extended cab XLT...but it runs so well that I really don't have any questions to ask about it!!!
Don't get me wrong...that's a good thing! ;-{)

> My projects are 1) 1961 F100 Unibody (223-6, 3-spd manual) and,
> 2) 1964 F100 Custom Cab (292, FMX auto)

Anyways, glad to have you aboard....look forward to hearing about your projects...

Eric

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"Happy Days"
1961 F100 Pick'em up Truck
w/'59 292 Y-block
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>From payne platinum.com Thu Apr 17 16:42:29 1997 From: PAYNK (Ken Payne) Subject: Re: New Member -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com

Just got an idea... I'm going to add a section to the subscribe form which the user fills in year/model info. In addition, I'll add a similar form for already subscribed users. Results will get posted on the web site.

>>> 04/17/97 03:16pm >>> Welcome to the list John,

Hopefully you'll get as much great info about your trucks as I have over the months! Cheers to Ken starting this list up!!!

Unless I missed a post, (or if they have only been lurking), I believe you and I have the only '61 F100 Unibodies here on FORDTRUCKS..... Anybody else??? I got mine from my Grandpa who had it for years, using it for mining purposes in the mountains of Colorado..... In fact, I drove it from Colorado to So. Indiana this past December!!! (That's a whole 'nuther story!!!) I have been repairing it since then and just this last week its been getting me around town!!!....


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