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fordtrucks-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 52

Today's Topics:

Re: A modest proposal [Steve & Rockette
Re: Unibodies [Don Grossman ]
It can't be said enough, Thank you K ["Jim" ]
Tires ["RANDY ZEILINGER (USFMDSPR) ]
Muffler's [Wendell ]
Re: It can't be said enough, Thank y [Ken Payne ]
Re: Floatation tires [VetteEater aol.com ]
Re: Muffler's [Ken Payne ]
Dilema (sp?) [yhtlines surfari.net ]
Re: A modest proposal [Daver ]
FE blocks [Drew Beatty
Re: A modest proposal [Daver ]
Re: A modest proposal [Daver ]
Re: Muffler's [Daver ]
Re: Dilema (sp?) [Daver ]
Re: Muffler's [TOM WALLACE ]
Re: FE blocks [Daver ]
Unidentified subject! [Linda ]

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Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 21:03:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steve & Rockette
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At 10:04 PM 18/4/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Gentleman, words are wind!
>
>Ever since the budget builder foolishly revealed his Chevophilia, you
>have emitted more flatulence than the exhaust behind a tired SBC. Take a
>cue from the Mopar folks--put up or shut up!
>
>Have you noticed how much vintage Ford tin out there is motorvated by
>350s? When was the last time you saw a 55 Chevy powered by a Cleveland
>or FE? Can you see where I'm leading?

Belly Buttons, everybody has one, just like SBC's. I prefer to be
an "Outcast", therefore, I have Fords.

>My open proposal is this: Find yourselves a nice, classic Chevy (nobody
>would care about an S-10), and to a complete rod-storation with NOTHING
>BUT FORD PARTS!

When I was Young, I owned a Rambler, FE390, Toploader, 9"Ford Rear,
Everyone thought I was nuts...until it ran consistant 13's.
Beat a bunch of SBC's & BBC's, It was weird, but it ran real quick...

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

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Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 20:18:40 +0000
From: Don Grossman
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Steve & Rockette wrote:
>
> At 05:28 PM 18/4/97 -0700, you wrote:
> >I just started recieving this mailing, and am very pleased with it.
> >This was my first Digest, and when I started reading it I was very
> >surprised. My dad recently bought a 1963 Ford Unibody, and didn't know
> >how rare they were. He later found out that the 1963's were only
> >produced for half a year, but didn't know where to find information
> >about them.
>
> This reminds Me, My favorite Wrecking yard has 3 Unibody's,
> one longbed & two shorties.
> They're in fairly good shape too. Problem is, He's parted out
> difficult to replace parts, like the tailgates, doors, front axels
> stuff that will be very hard to find good examples of.
> This annoys me also.
>
> Steve & Rockette...Lifes a beach
> '57 F100 Shorty
> '63 F100 Longbox

Man those shorties would make some killer street stalkers. True it
would make them hard to do a complete resto on them but they would make
some good starter projects. Just replace the gone parts with some new
kit stuff. Tail gates you can still get or just put on one of those
nets, doors you could find on a regular cab, and drop an independent
front end under the front and of course you would shave off all of the
exterior trim anyway for a nice clean look =-P

Once they put the 100 ton lady on em their gone for ever.

--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

It's hard to do 90 on a speed limit budget.......

65 Ford F-150 4x4 (soon to be 72 Mustang)
63 Ford F-250 4x4

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Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 23:31:03 -0700
From: "Jim"
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To see some bonehead molest your hard & generous work, has made me
appreciate this list all the more. Thank you Ken for your dedication to
giving us one of the best list on the NET! You have shown time and time
again your willingness to help. You are there when ever a helping hand is
needed. Your unselfish work to this list is shown though your slow to
anger, and readiness to assist. You receive no monitory gain for this mind
boggling endeavor to serve fellow Ford Truck enthusiast, leaves me
wondering why!
After mulling it over in my head a hundred times, it comes down to this.
You do it because you can, it's wanted by others and you want it. I to want
this list and wish to contribute. But like most I didn't know what I could
possibly do to ease the burden. Honestly Ken, seeing what must have been
hours of work you did today made me think this could easily come to an end.
There is no way you can keep this up with just a hobby status!
It came to me seeing 450+ members what we as a body could do that would
Lighten this burden. I would like to bring to a vote that we pay a fee to
belong to this list. Look everyone say we pay $1.00 a week. this would keep
people from just subscribing not knowing what their subscribing to. Second
it would net Ken $450 a week. He's got a growing family full time job and
fools acting like he tricked them onto this list, and it's his
responsibility to get them off.
Right now this is a proposal. There are many things needed to be worked
out. Ken you have put in valuable time, that you could have put to better
use. tell us how much time last week was wasted on thoughtless morons
demanding to be taken off the list. How many times did I read a post by
you, requesting us to read the FAQ. Where would the Ford Truck Homepage be
if this time wasn't wasted by repetitive and non-productive work requesting
new list users to do what was asked of them when they first joined?
When I first joined this list, I took a butthead attitude over Aerostars,
I unsubscribed without a problem. The instruction to do so was clear. Thank
God my "mind fart" soon cleared, and returned to the list. You were right
then, as you are now! One thing different between then and now, you seemed
able to contribute more time to being part of the list and less time the
administrator! The technical knowledge you have contributed to this list
has benefited so many. I hate to think of what we have been cheated out of
by irresponsible, self-centered, buttsniffs demanding your time to undo
their carelessness!
How many are willing to do this. I will hide no personal agenda. With this
in place we will get more from the list and Ken! Yes I am selfish!
No matter the outcome of this, I do thank you Ken! Your work has not gone
unnoticed! Bravo the success of your dream "FORDTRUCKS" may it continue on!
Later friends!

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-)>

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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 08:32:21 EDT
From: "RANDY ZEILINGER (USFMDSPR) USAET(UTC -04:00)"
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
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*** Resending note of 04/19/97 00:01

Fellow REAL truck owners...
I recently put a set of BFGoodrich Radial All-Terrain 31x10.50x15's
on my 1981 F-100. I have known MANY people who loved every one of the tire's
qualities. My question is about the Mud-Terrains. Do they last as long
as the All-Terrains? A buddy of mine got his to last 60k on his lifted, over-
sized, gas guzzling Bronco. Is it safe to assume the Mud-Terrains would
give the same tread-life?

Thank you,
Marc.

Marc, I have the BFG Mud Terrains on my 6" lifter F-150 S/C. With 12,000 miles
there is little sign of wear. On my 1990 F-150 I went thru 3 sets of these
wonderful tires. First set to over 60k and did not get to the wear bars.
I put new rubber on (same BFG) and got over 50K. Only replaced them at that
point to add a safety margine to a cross country trip. Sold the 50K tires for
a good price in a garage sale. When I sold the 1990 (w/150K miles!) I gave the
tires and wheels to my father-in-law. He put them on his Bronco last year.
Drives the truck daily over 200 miles. Tires are still going strong.

The 1990 had 12.50 x 33 R15 and my 96 has 12.50 x 35.
***I know Ken, change the gears, change the gears ;-) I'll do it***

In conclusion (finally!) I wouldn't run anything but BFGoddrich tires.
Mud Terrains for my truck. And properly sized BFGs for wife's car.

Randy Z.

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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 17:30:14 -0500
From: Wendell
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Subject: Muffler's
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I have a 92 f-150 with a 302 and while washing it noticed some holes in my
muffler. I would like some opinions on what kind to get to replace it. Do
any of them add power or make it sound cool (not loud though)etc?


Wendell Holmquist
whmquist icontrol.net

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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 20:44:14 -0400
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: It can't be said enough, Thank you Ken!
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This is long, but important, please read it.

Ever since this message came across it seems that list activity has
come to a screaching halt - I was waiting for someone else to
respond before I did. I guess I'm not patient enough!

> To see some bonehead molest your hard & generous work, has made me
>appreciate this list all the more. Thank you Ken for your dedication to
>giving us one of the best list on the NET! You have shown time and time
>again your willingness to help. You are there when ever a helping hand is
>needed. Your unselfish work to this list is shown though your slow to
>anger, and readiness to assist. You receive no monitory gain for this mind
>boggling endeavor to serve fellow Ford Truck enthusiast, leaves me
>wondering why!

I really appreciate it. However, I must give an enormous amount of credit
where credit is due: Charlie Summers. Charlie operates LOF Communications,
the site which hosts the list server. He has put in alot of "behind the
scenes work". I've dealt with alot crap, Charlie with probably just as much
if not more. Send him your thanks, and your business - LOF Communications
has auto responder, email list, web site services and more at very reasonable
prices.

The software upgrade was handled by him. I handled changing the FAQ and
Charter (HTML and text versions of each), sending a copy of each to the list
and to Charlie (the subscriber will now automatically send each new member
a copy). In addition I changed the forms on the web page to work with the
new addresses. All in all, about 2 hours work for me, don't know how much
of Charlie's time it took but I'm sure it was significant.

> After mulling it over in my head a hundred times, it comes down to this.
-snip-

>Lighten this burden. I would like to bring to a vote that we pay a fee to
>belong to this list. Look everyone say we pay $1.00 a week. this would keep
>people from just subscribing not knowing what their subscribing to. Second
>it would net Ken $450 a week. He's got a growing family full time job and
>fools acting like he tricked them onto this list, and it's his
>responsibility to get them off.

I'm flattered. I've got very mixed feelings about this. I've told
myself from the start the list would always remain free. My admin costs
are minimal. However, you are right, it does take alot of my time.
At one point I did contact a couple of companies to see if they would
pay for the list-server services in exchange for an ad on the web page.
I quickly abandoned the idea as they wanted much more than I was willing
to give. All I wanted was to give them a 400x40 graphic banner visitors could
click on in exchange for keeping my costs at $0.00. They wanted influence.
How could we as list members remain impartial about products, services
and companies under those conditions if the admin has an "agenda?"

Here is my counter proposal:

If you want, send in a voluntary contribution. I want no misunderstandings
about this: no one is being asked to pay for the list. If you want to send
something, do so - if not, don't worry about it. Send whatever you feel is
necessary.... but wait....

The money could be used to:

a. Get commercial web space - right now my personal account (which is where
the list site is hosted) is over its monthly bandwidth limitation by over
20%. The scope of services available could increase tremendously by
having commercial space - this benefits everyone. Regardless of what
happens the site will eventually have to find a new home as the bandwidth
usage keeps getting higher.

b. Perhaps start a special interest list or two such as antiques, mini-vans,
etc. Again, these would be free lists.

c. The rest could be used to pay my wife a modest amount to admin the site.
She's going to be out of commision for a while with the baby so it would
be a perfect thing for her. She's thrilled by the prospect of having
something to keep her from going out of her mind (heh, heh, little does
she know...) since she's going to be staying home alot.

Benefits:

1. No one gets rich from the list
2. No one feels pressured to pay for a list that was free when they joined it,
no one ends up feeling like "the rules have changed"
3. No outside party influences our content
4. We could use LOF Communications for our new/extra services - which repays
Charlie for all his hard work
5. Web site content would get even better

Everyone let me know what you think, either via the list or private email.
Lets try not to get into a flame war over this - remember we're here to
discuss Ford trucks. Your opinions, good, bad or indifferent are welcome,
from everyone: active participants and "list lurkers." If any interest
in this topic is shown (positive or negative) it will go up for a vote.
Like the last time - voting results would be made public (minus the user's
email address or other identifying data). Rest assured that whatever the
outcome no one will be asked to pay for this list.

Here's a outline of my efforts in terms of time and money:

Expenses
--------
$10.00 per month for the mailing list. Each additional special interest
list would run another $10.00 per month.

$ 2.00 per month for the hit counter on the web page.

$ 7.00 per month to boost my personal account to the level needed to host
the site (this is going to go up real soon, most likely double or
triple within a month)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
$19.00 per month, $228 per year. My costs are minimal, but not
insignificant.

Time
----
2-3 hours per day average to admin the list:
admin duties: answer users private email (2-3 messages a day, Notre
Dame Univ. even contacted me about information!), unsubscribe email
bomb victoms, subscribe people who for one reason or another cannot
figure out how to subscribe or are extremely new to the Internet,
send each new user a copy of the FAQ and charter (3-7 per day, this
is now automated), post ads to the web page, transfer digest mailings
to the archives, update web site and promote the site (via search
engines, newsgroups and "list of lists" services), etc.......

Do not send me money! This really needs to have the opinion of the group
before anything happens. Everything is out in the open, you decide!

-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
Visit the Ford Trucks List Web Page (unsubscribe
form is there): http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mindspring.com/~fordtrucks

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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 20:56:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: VetteEater aol.com
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Floatation tires
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On my father's '94 F-150 4X4 he has 265/75R15 Wrangler R/TS, they don't rub
and in the Goodyear paphlet it says that the 265s are larger then 31" tall.
G'luck!!!

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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 21:41:19 -0400
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Muffler's
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At 05:30 PM 4/19/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a 92 f-150 with a 302 and while washing it noticed some holes in my
>muffler. I would like some opinions on what kind to get to replace it. Do
>any of them add power or make it sound cool (not loud though)etc?
>
>
>Wendell Holmquist
>whmquist icontrol.net
>

Usually anything considered a "turbo muffler" gives a nice sound with
decreased back pressure. Flowmasters come to mind. In the July 96
Super Ford mag they did a "turbo muffler" sound test on 302 engines.
Most of these mufflers have similar air flow properties but they sound
different. If you want db levels, I'll email them to you. What
type of sound are you looking for deep, purr, roar, growl, rumble,
etc? I know these are subjective terms but the reviewers used them.


-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
List maintainer, send me comments and suggestions.
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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 20:21:25 -0700
From: yhtlines surfari.net
To: FORDTRUCKS LOFCOM.COM
Subject: Dilema (sp?)
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Ford folks, I am faced with a dilema of biblical proportions. I am in need
of a Solomon type judgement. Here's the scoop, and I hope you will email me
advice, please keep the flames to a small burner, I am sensitive and will
break easily:
I bought a fully loaded F150 XLT 302 in 95. Shortly thereafter, my son
needed a new truck for his job. Defering to peer pressure (I didn't know he
had such a self esteem problem) he wanted a Chevy. Well, these were hard to
come by at the time, what with GM strikes and all, but I did find him a very
nice fully loaded 95 GMC with a 350, yes a Chevy at heart.
He can no longer afford this GMC-but we found a very nice 88 F150 4X for
him. Now I have two trucks and must part with one of the 95's. I can barely
afford one, much less both. THe Ford has 37k miles and the GM has 57kmiles.
The GM is worth about a thousand more than my pampered Ford.
The dilema is that I have grown to like the torque of the 350 vs my romping
horsepowerful 302. It might even be better for trailering, though my Ford is
just fine thank you. Which do you think I should keep? Please address mail
to me and NOT THE LIST, as I suspect Ken would not like this discussion all
over the list. Waiting for flames, and hoping for real advice!
Dave Lampert yhtlines surfari.net

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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 22:43:23 -0500
From: Daver
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: A modest proposal
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graham strouse wrote:
>
> Gentleman, words are wind!
>
> Ever since the budget builder foolishly revealed his Chevophilia, you
> have emitted more flatulence than the exhaust behind a tired SBC. Take a
> cue from the Mopar folks--put up or shut up!
>
> Have you noticed how much vintage Ford tin out there is motorvated by
> 350s? When was the last time you saw a 55 Chevy powered by a Cleveland
> or FE? Can you see where I'm leading?
>
> My open proposal is this: Find yourselves a nice, classic Chevy (nobody
> would care about an S-10), and to a complete rod-storation with NOTHING
> BUT FORD PARTS!
>
> Slam, tub, stuff it with a narrowed 9". Yank the sick six and stuff the
> engine bay with a real stomper--460, 428CJ, or a Cammer if you're truly
> fortunate/loaded. Relieve the body of all Chevy-related trim and
> emblems. To improve driver comfort, I suggest installing one of those
> nice 6-way T-bird seats, and to improve gauge visibility during those
> murky nights, Dakota gauges mounted within an F-100 dash would be nice.
>
> I wish I had the funds (and wrenching skill) to undertake this project,
> but I am young, a recent graduate of a liberal arts school (thus, poor),
> and I'm probably going to be moving soon. I am also a journalist, and if
> someone was interested in undertaking this project, I would do my utmost
> to see that it got a Truckin magazine feature.
>
> Also, regarding a comment by list-mom Ken Payne, I am a Yankee by birth,
> a Floridian by disposition, and I have always been a fan of General Lee.
> I prefer Southern hospitality to the Protestant work ethic, but I also
> must admit that ya'll tend to be stone-cold stupid when it comes to
> pickin' fights.
>
> Hit 'em where it hurts!
>
> Graham
>
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The reason people put 350 chevys in fords is because thier cheap and you
can get parts for them at garage sales. The reason the racers and
roders use 9" ford rear ends is because they stay glued together under
pressure.

Molater

Daver

Builder of true fords.

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Date: 19 Apr 97 23:39:08 EDT
From: Drew Beatty
To: "'INTERNET:fordtrucks lofcom.com'"
Subject: FE blocks
Message-ID:

Hello all

Without disassembling, how can I tell whether an FE block is a 352, 390, or 360?
I have heard many different things from many different people. I now turn to the
list to enhance my confusion.

Also, does anyone know if more than one grille was offered on the 1967 F-100? I
think that some have a "Ranger" tag and some do not. Is this correct?

Thanks,
DC Beatty
1967 F-100 custom cab, I think it's a 352.
1974 Maverick 4 door, 302

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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 22:51:50 -0500
From: Daver
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Ken Payne wrote:

> >Also, regarding a comment by list-mom Ken Payne, I am a Yankee by birth,
> >a Floridian by disposition, and I have always been a fan of General Lee.
> >I prefer Southern hospitality to the Protestant work ethic, but I also
> >must admit that ya'll tend to be stone-cold stupid when it comes to
> >pickin' fights.
> >
> >Hit 'em where it hurts!
> >
> >Graham
> >
>
> Touche! How did we ever get off on this tangent?
>
> -Ken Payne

Sorry Ken my fault You made a comment about Brain farts the other day
someone else thought it was novel and I said They sounded a bit Yankee.
Must of been Graham. I'll attempt to control my keyboard finger from
now on.

Molater

Daver

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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 23:06:55 -0500
From: Daver
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> >My open proposal is this: Find yourselves a nice, classic Chevy (nobody
> >would care about an S-10), and to a complete rod-storation with NOTHING
> >BUT FORD PARTS!
>
> When I was Young, I owned a Rambler, FE390, Toploader, 9"Ford Rear,
> Everyone thought I was nuts...until it ran consistant 13's.
> Beat a bunch of SBC's & BBC's, It was weird, but it ran real quick...
>

My FE powered 67 Ranger ran 13.88 in the qaurter last outing at a 5000
LBS. The old truck was refered to as the farm truck when I lived in
Memphis TN. 13.88 aint great but out of a 5000LBS 30 year old truck.

Molater

Daver

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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 23:20:35 -0500
From: Daver
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Muffler's
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Wendell wrote:
>
> I have a 92 f-150 with a 302 and while washing it noticed some holes in my
> muffler. I would like some opinions on what kind to get to replace it. Do
> any of them add power or make it sound cool (not loud though)etc?
>
> Wendell Holmquist
> whmquist icontrol.net

3 chamber flowmasters.

Molater

Daver

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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 23:31:53 -0500
From: Daver
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
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yhtlines surfari.net wrote:
>
> Ford folks, I am faced with a dilema of biblical proportions. I am in need
> of a Solomon type judgement. Here's the scoop, and I hope you will email me
> advice, please keep the flames to a small burner, I am sensitive and will
> break easily:
> I bought a fully loaded F150 XLT 302 in 95. Shortly thereafter, my son
> needed a new truck for his job. Defering to peer pressure (I didn't know he
> had such a self esteem problem) he wanted a Chevy. Well, these were hard to
> come by at the time, what with GM strikes and all, but I did find him a very
> nice fully loaded 95 GMC with a 350, yes a Chevy at heart.
> He can no longer afford this GMC-but we found a very nice 88 F150 4X for
> him. Now I have two trucks and must part with one of the 95's. I can barely
> afford one, much less both. THe Ford has 37k miles and the GM has 57kmiles.
> The GM is worth about a thousand more than my pampered Ford.
> The dilema is that I have grown to like the torque of the 350 vs my romping
> horsepowerful 302. It might even be better for trailering, though my Ford is
> just fine thank you. Which do you think I should keep? Please address mail
> to me and NOT THE LIST, as I suspect Ken would not like this discussion all
> over the list. Waiting for flames, and hoping for real advice!
> Dave Lampert yhtlines surfari.net

On stock models the chevy (with a load) will leave the line quicker;
however since tou are not drag racing with trailors that is
insucnificant. the GM will get up speed faster but a mile down the road
it'll be winded were the ford is just starting to pull hard. I have an
87 ford F150 with a 300 six that has 408,000 miles on it and I have been
out about 2800 dollors total in repairs. I have doughts the GM will
meet that kind of service.

Molater

Daver

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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 21:33:41 -0700
From: TOM WALLACE
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
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Daver wrote:
>
> Wendell wrote:
> >
> > I have a 92 f-150 with a 302 and while washing it noticed some holes in my
> > muffler. I would like some opinions on what kind to get to replace it. Do
> > any of them add power or make it sound cool (not loud though)etc?
> >
> > Wendell Holmquist
> > whmquist icontrol.net
>
> 3 chamber flowmasters.
>
> Molater
>
> Daver
>
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Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 23:41:08 -0500
From: Daver
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: FE blocks
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Drew Beatty wrote:
>
> Hello all
>
> Without disassembling, how can I tell whether an FE block is a 352, 390, or 360?
> I have heard many different things from many different people. I now turn to the
> list to enhance my confusion.

The only sure fire way is to pull the heads and mic it.

>
> Also, does anyone know if more than one grille was offered on the 1967 F-100? I
> think that some have a "Ranger" tag and some do not. Is this correct?
>

Mine did'nt say any thing in the grill and it's a ranger.....


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