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fordtrucks-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 70

Today's Topics:

backup lights don't work [rick adc.com (Rick Larson) ]
Re: [Tom ]
Re: backup lights don't work [Ken Payne ]
Good news [Ken Payne ]
Re: Rear End Gear Oil [Tom ]
Chevy Owners and Big Business like t ["Jim" ]
Re: Ken's honesty [Don Grossman ]
Re: Rear End Gear Oil [Mike Schwall ]
Re: Electrical Problem [Litemeup aol.com ]
Re: Electrical Problem [Don Grossman ]
Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg) [Don Grossman ]
Re: Ziiiinnnnnnnngggg (cant figure i [Jeff Denman
Re: Rear End Gear Oil [MLawing616 aol.com ]
Re: Vote and Cash Offer -Reply [Daver ]
Re: Ziiiinnnnnnnngggg (cant figure i [Daver ]
Re: splitting the group [Don Grossman ]
Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg) [Daver ]
Re: Unsubscibing Idiots [Daver ]
Re: Ken's honesty [Daver ]
Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg) [Daver ]
Re: Electrical Problem [LenJG aol.com ]
Re: Unsubscibing Idiots -Reply [LenJG aol.com ]
Re: Electrical Problem [Doug Neely
Re: Rear End Gear Oil ["Jim" ]

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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 21:57:31 -0500 (CDT) From: rick adc.com (Rick Larson)
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: backup lights don't work
Message-Id: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

The backup lights don't work on my '71 F100. I checked the bulbs and since they were missing I thought this would be an easy fix. New bulbs and they still don't work.

Is there a switch on the C4? Somewhere on the column shifter?

If so, where?

BTW Ken, where do I send my donation?

rick

'66 Mustang
'71 F100 *Custom* daily driver

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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 20:00:43 -0700
From: Tom
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: Re:
Message-Id: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

At 11:50 PM 14/04/97 -0400, you wrote:
>The 1996 F150 351 engine has as follows:
> B x S : 4.00 x 3.50
> Comp. : 8.8
> H.P. : 205 3800 rpm
> Torque: 328 2200 rpm

How about stats for a 94 F150 300 engine -- specifically redline?
B x S is 4.00 x 3.98 (to the best of my recollection) peak hp 3800
peak torque 2000

What else?
___
TTTTT OO M M The sixth sick shiek's sixth sheep's sick. |~~~|
T O O MM MM o o
T O O M M M Be young, have fun, *
T OO M M and drink lots of beer!!! `-'

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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 23:13:08 -0400
From: Ken Payne To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: backup lights don't work
Message-Id: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

At 09:57 PM 4/25/97 -0500, you wrote:
>The backup lights don't work on my '71 F100. I checked the
>bulbs and since they were missing I thought this would
>be an easy fix. New bulbs and they still don't work.
>
>Is there a switch on the C4? Somewhere on the column shifter?
>
>If so, where?

Some earlier models have it mounted in the engine compartment on a bracket on the front end of the steering column. This one is adjustable.

On later models, the switch is mounted on the transmission extension housing. You can't miss it, its the sucker with the wire(s) attached. This one is not adjustable but is easily replacable. Note, its not easy to take out if the tranny is in neutal.

>
>BTW Ken, where do I send my donation?
>

Just posted this information. Probably missed got sent while you were typing your questions.

-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: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 22:55:08 -0400
From: Ken Payne To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Good news
Message-Id: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

It appears that the new confirmation scheme is working. We've been hit with an enormous amoung of people who were email bomb victoms over the last week.
Word of LOF and our easy subscribe forms probably got to some pransters who thought they could have fun with it. I'm sorry for all the misery this has caused,
to the list, to me and to the victoms themselves. I don't think we'll have any trouble in the future with mail bomb victoms.

At list point we're probably back at or below 500 users as alot of people who didn't want to be subscribed have been purged from the system (20+).

As far as donations go:

Send a check or money order (no cash, too easy to lose in the mail) to: Kenneth Payne
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

If you can, please put your email address somewhere on the check or in the envelope. I want to send thank you notices out.

And lastly, to those that do not send: Please don't get the impression that you're not welcome - everyone is and the list is still free. I've done an enormous amount of running at the mouth this week - I'm going to lay low for a couple of days and limit my posts. Hopefully everything will settle back to only truck topics. Thanks for everyone's support (financial and moral - both are important).


-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: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 19:44:44 -0700
From: Tom
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Rear End Gear Oil
Message-Id: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

At 02:26 PM 14/04/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Help!!
>
>I recently bought a 94 F-150, and I am trying to get it in shape for a road
>trip to Alaska this coming summer.

I bought a 94 F150 about 1.5 years ago.

>
>Two questions have come up that I could use some expertise with.
>
>1. The transmission (5 speed) has a tendency to "grind" a little when
>upshifting from 1st to 2nd. Generally, there is no trouble when
>downshifting. It is a little worse when it is cold. A Ford dealer says
>this is "COMMON" and not a problem in the MAZDA made manual transmissions. I
>have changed the manual transmission fluid with Valvoline ATF derron
>III/mercon. This has made no difference. Are there any friction modifies,
>etc. on the market to fix this "COMMON" problem?
>

I was wondering about this myself. Mine grinds when shifting from 3rd to 4th, and sometimes just while it's in 3rd. It's not gears grinding -- it seems more like a bad thrust bearing or something.

Any more info on this problem would be interesting -- just to see how widespread problems are with the Mazda tranny.
___
TTTTT OO M M The sixth sick shiek's sixth sheep's sick. |~~~|
T O O MM MM o o
T O O M M M Be young, have fun, *
T OO M M and drink lots of beer!!! `-'

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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 21:03:23 -0700
From: "Jim" To:
Subject: Chevy Owners and Big Business like two peas in a pod!
Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

I've got to stop myself sometime. might as well be tomorrow!
Why do Chevy owners have to reassure them selves they made the right choice by making faults statements and ignoring facts! The quality that today's products lack is the direct result of our not giving a sh__ about our work! We look around at what the other is doing, so we can point a finger and say there's the problem! and why because that's the way Big Brother Business wants it! A companies main objective is to make money!
Making a quality product that will last is in direct opposition to the main objective! Employing the unknowing to direct the unable to produce the unlasting will produce the prim objective, "MONEY FOR NOTHING"
OK, I'm done! No, it doesn't mean any thing! I read somewhere I had to stop tomorrow, so I had to say something! So I gave you General Electric's Code of Ethics! I've got to quit watching Dennis Miller!
Later!




Jim Strigas jstrigas worldnet.att.net
"73" Ford F100 (piece a %*&#^ Love it, I Just Love it!) "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.)
"77" Buick EstateWagon (New to the barn. And Beast of Immense Magnitude!) "89" Ford Aerostar (The Wife's.)
These are "The Good Old Days"!
Be Cool Daddy-O B-)>

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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 20:16:45 +0000
From: Don Grossman To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ken's honesty
Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Erik J. O'Daniel wrote:
>
> >Most of you don't know me - therefore everything needs to be in the
> >open. I realize that it takes some trust to send a check to a
> >total stranger. My only defense is this: judge my based on my
> >track record and I think you'll see that I have the list's best
> >interest in mind.
>
> Criminy! I'd bet most of us don't even care if you make a couple
> bucks off the list! Maybe go out to dinner with the wife or
> girlfriend. You went out and started the list, and in the land of
> capitalism you get to benefit. (Granted, I don't know all the "cc:"
> history of the Ford Truck Group...) I couldn't fit 400 Ford Truck
> enthusiasts (I know, subscription is up to 500, but I think 100 of
> them are trying to unsubscribe...) into my living room, but through
> the magic of electrons and Ken's work, you'all are crammed into a
> little box that sits on my desk. God Bless America!
>
> Just my opinion...
>
> My check is "in the mail"...
>
> Erik O'Daniel

Hey there I thought that all of you people were crammed onto my desk?


--
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, 25 Apr 1997 23:21:22 -0500
From: Mike Schwall
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Rear End Gear Oil
Message-Id: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

At 07:44 PM 4/25/97 -0700, you wrote:
>>1. The transmission (5 speed) has a tendency to "grind" a little when
>>upshifting from 1st to 2nd. Generally, there is no trouble when
>>downshifting. It is a little worse when it is cold. A Ford dealer says
>>this is "COMMON" and not a problem in the MAZDA made manual transmissions. I
>>have changed the manual transmission fluid with Valvoline ATF derron
>>III/mercon.

Automatic transmission fluid in a manual tranny? Am I missing something here?


Mike




_____________________________________________

Email: mikes phoenix.net
Home Page: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.phoenix.net/~mikes

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 00:23:42 -0400 (EDT) From: Litemeup aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Electrical Problem
Message-ID:

I had a simialr problem with the 302 in my boat. it turned out to be a bad starter. Rebuilt the starter and the problem went away.

John
90 bronco 302

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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 20:26:14 +0000
From: Don Grossman To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Electrical Problem
Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Jesus Cardoso wrote:
>
> Hello Everyone,
>
> First of all I wanted to thank everyone for answering my question
> on the door locks.
>
> I need some more HELP!!!!!
> I am currently experiencing a problem with my ol' 63. Once again
> it has a 292 with a three speed manual tranny. The problem I am
> experiencing is kind of strange.....it has a hard time starting, by this I
> mean the starter seems to have a hard time turning. I replaced the
> starter relay, but it did not help. It only does this some of the time,
> but sometimes it completely drains the battey when I am trying to start
> it. When it does not drain the battery, I have about a 2 V drop at the
> battery when the starter is turning, which if I remember correctly Chilton
> says it should only be .5 V. When it does drain the battery I give a
> "jump" with another car and it starts right up. I know it seems kind of
> confusing, but believe me it is very frustrating to not know when it plans
> not to start. Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> p.s. The charging system is working fine.

This sounds like a starter thats about to take the big goodbye. I had one in a 77 F150 4x4. It started to turn slower and slower each time, I thought battery taking a crap.(replace battery). still no good. One day clic clic clic cl.. GREAT. silonoid went(replace) still no good. Take starter out in grocery store parking lot and ran down to parts house for a check. It took 800 amps to get it to crank, blow their fuse and make that great rock concert smoke. Parts guy said something about an internal short and handed me a new starter.

--
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, 25 Apr 1997 20:29:27 +0000
From: Don Grossman To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg) Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

All of this 20+ mpg is getting on my nerves. The 390 in my 63 only does about 8 uphill, downhill, empty, full and about 7 with a headwind. I like the 3rd gear burnouts thou +-)
--
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, 25 Apr 1997 22:27:36 -0600
From: Jeff Denman To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ziiiinnnnnnnngggg (cant figure it out) Message-Id: Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

>I have been having a really loud zinging sound coming from my 95
>Ranger
>2.3L (5 spd standard) when I reach between 2100 to 2200 RPMs and only
>between these RPMs and it doesn't matter what gear I'm in. What the
>hell
>could it be?!?
>
I am also getting a sound from my '97 ranger. However, the sounds is more like a kinda-high-pitched noise coming from who knows where when I push the accelerator. I'll be clipping along at 55mph - in a 35mph zone - and when I accelerate this noise comes along and disruptes me. If I think I know anything it is coming from the front left of the engine...but I wouldn't put any money on that...can anyone help with this?

|----------------------------------------------------------------| | Jeff Denman NetRanger ThePentagon.com | | Need a homepage? I will design and host it! Email me for info| |----------------------------------------------------------------|

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 00:44:51 -0400 (EDT) From: MLawing616 aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Rear End Gear Oil
Message-ID:

THERE ARE MANY APPLICATIONS WHERE AUTOMATIC TRANS FLUID IS AND SHOULD BE USED IN A MANUAL TRANS,GENERALLY-IF THE BEARINGS ARE TAPERED: CONE AND CUP SET-UP LIKE WHEEL BRGS,THEN AUTO TRANS FLUID IS THE STANDARD,HOWEVER IF BALL BRGS ARE USED,THEN 50 THRU 85/140 IS THE OIL FOR THESE APPLICATIONS

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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 23:54:25 -0500
From: Daver
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Vote and Cash Offer -Reply Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

PAYNK (Ken Payne) wrote:

> In addition to the split I found a new web host who can handle the
> volume the site generates - total cost $25 a year for 100mbytes/days
> bandwidth. Last night a couple of offers came in to pay for the web
> site so it will soon move to the new host (2-3 weeks).
>

You know Ken if you recieve enough donations you could open a small account just as any other club would have and from that point the money would be availible to do other web related activities. I am not sure that it would be a bad idea to ge a fee for admin cost from new members (a buck) just something that says I want to be a member that would eliminate a lot of the Unsubscribe messages.

Were do I send the money?

Molater

Daver

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 00:00:52 -0500
From: Daver
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ziiiinnnnnnnngggg (cant figure it out) Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Michael & Linda Waak wrote:
>
> >I have been having a really loud zinging sound coming from my 95
> >Ranger
> >2.3L (5 spd standard) when I reach between 2100 to 2200 RPMs and only
> >between these RPMs and it doesn't matter what gear I'm in. What the
> >hell
> >could it be?!?
> >
> You should check the heat shields on the cat and the rest of the exhaust
> system.
>
> M

Yup my F-150 doese that good starting plce.

Molater

Daver
>
> ____________________________________________________________________
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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 21:01:31 +0000
From: Don Grossman To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: splitting the group
Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

What we need is The List, and an About The List list

--
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: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 00:22:46 -0500
From: Daver
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg) Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Rick Larson wrote:
>
> Harry writes:
>
> > My Dad also has a '71 w/ a 302/C4 with 88,000mi (all stock but the dual pipes)
> > and it gets better than 21mpg on the highway.
>
> My '71 F100 w/ a 302/C4 with 102,000 miles gets around 13 mpg. I guess
> I need to add dual exhaust.
>
> rick
> '66 Mustang
> '71 F100 *Custom* daily driver

A lot has to do with the heads on these engines FoMoCo built 2 BBL and 4bbl heads the 2bbl made better tork the 4bbl ran hi RPM. In the mid 70's, according to an artical I read, Ford did a little mix and match (gas crunch) and found that on lite duty trucks they could use the 2bbl heads and a 4bbl intake and carb and get enough tork to run a higher gear ratio and pull more air in to lean the mixture for economy.

BTW to Johns analogy in another post concerning Holly carbs. Holly was one of the first OEM carbs Ford used post down draft. Holly works well if you know what you are doing and have a jillion mods availible.

MOlater

Daver

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 00:28:21 -0500
From: Daver
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Unsubscibing Idiots
Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

John Strauss wrote:
>
> Ken,
> Any thoughts on why this list has so many people trying to
> unsubscribe via the list itself? I am on another list right now and have
> been on several in the past and I have not seen even 1/10th the traffic of
> this sort that we "enjoy" here.
>
> John

I was on the F-body list in the early Days of it,s existance and Eli had plenty of these to deal with. It comes from people that are not sure what they are getting into. If you notice there are many from AOL several of these are the AOL censors checking things out, Typical AOL BS they are'nt intelegent enough to read instructions.

Molater

Daver

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 00:39:58 -0500
From: Daver
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ken's honesty
Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Erik J. O'Daniel wrote:
>
> >Most of you don't know me - therefore everything needs to be in the
> >open. I realize that it takes some trust to send a check to a
> >total stranger. My only defense is this: judge my based on my
> >track record and I think you'll see that I have the list's best
> >interest in mind.
>
> Criminy! I'd bet most of us don't even care if you make a couple
> bucks off the list! Maybe go out to dinner with the wife or
> girlfriend. You went out and started the list, and in the land of
> capitalism you get to benefit. (Granted, I don't know all the "cc:"
> history of the Ford Truck Group...) I couldn't fit 400 Ford Truck
> enthusiasts (I know, subscription is up to 500, but I think 100 of
> them are trying to unsubscribe...) into my living room, but through
> the magic of electrons and Ken's work, you'all are crammed into a
> little box that sits on my desk. God Bless America!
>
> Just my opinion...
>
> My check is "in the mail"...
>
> Erik O'Daniel

What'll these Americans think of next?

Daver

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 00:54:37 -0500
From: Daver
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg) Message-ID:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Don Grossman wrote:
>
> All of this 20+ mpg is getting on my nerves. The 390 in my 63 only does
> about 8 uphill, downhill, empty, full and about 7 with a headwind. I
> like the 3rd gear burnouts thou +-)
> --
> Don Grossman
> duckdon pacific.net

Yeh I Know. The buauty of it is though, The number of horses you can get in there and still get the same 8 MPG it ammazingly consistant.

Molater

Daver

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 02:22:42 -0400 (EDT) From: LenJG aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Electrical Problem
Message-ID:

I know you stated in your post script that the charging system is but you might go ahead and have the battery load tested to make sure it is working to its full output even if the battery is fairly new some times they sit on the shelf at the store for a while which can be detremental to a battery do to the sulfasion that starts as sone as acid is put into the battery. I have had this happen to me in the past and can be very frustrating to say the least. A good parts store should be able to do this for you while it is still in the truck. Just drive it down and let them test it. This is just one thought that might save you a little on headache medicine and maybe a lot on uneeded parts trying to find your problem. Also check all of your connections at the battery + and -, and the connection at the relay and the starter to make sure all connections are clean and tight. Good luck on your problem, electrical systems can have strange problems that are hard to track down just be patient and go over it carefully.
Len
P.S. I have never been charged anything to have a battery load tested.

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 03:10:22 -0400 (EDT) From: LenJG aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Unsubscibing Idiots -Reply Message-ID:

To answer your second question first no the bell housing is totally different shaped and the bolt patern is different. As for the 351 Windsor Yes it will bolt right in place of your 302 and uses the same same clutch, pressure plate, and pilot bearing (bushing) which ever yours may be. You will have to change to the 351 fireing order on the distributer and get a 351 base manifold (due to the deck height difference of the two engines). I am not sure if it is fuel injected, you did not state that in your message, if it is carburated then a 351 intake is all that is needed. If injected then I'm not sure about fuel pressure or injector size. You might need to sit down with someone at the Ford dealer and discuss this with them and see if there is something else you will have to do. Maybe someone else on the list can give you some more info on this or a related subject. I hope that some of this is helpful in your to swap or not to swap question. Just a little more, the 302 to 351 swap should net 75 to 100 ft./lb. mo
re tourque and about 10 to15 H.P.
more this is based on stock engines. So it is a good swap if you decideto do it.
Len

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Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 23:28:59 -0700
From: Doug Neely To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Electrical Problem
Message-ID: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Jesus Cardoso wrote:
>
> Hello Everyone,
>
> First of all I wanted to thank everyone for answering my question
> on the door locks.
>
> I need some more HELP!!!!!
>Jesus,
Check the bushing in the aluminum bellhousing on the end of the starter,I had the same problem with my 390 and sucked my battery dry a few times before I figured it out (fortunately I had a second battery for my camper so I could jumpstart myself).
I swapped the bellhousing from a junk starter I had and it's worked fine ever since (4 yrs).
Cheers,
Doug
I am currently experiencing a problem with my ol' 63. Once again
> it has a 292 with a three speed manual tranny. The problem I am
> experiencing is kind of strange.....it has a hard time starting, by this I
> mean the starter seems to have a hard time turning. I replaced the
> starter relay, but it did not help. It only does this some of the time,
> but sometimes it completely drains the battey when I am trying to start
> it. When it does not drain the battery, I have about a 2 V drop at the
> battery when the starter is turning, which if I remember correctly Chilton
> says it should only be .5 V. When it does drain the battery I give a
> "jump" with another car and it starts right up. I know it seems kind of
> confusing, but believe me it is very frustrating to not know when it plans
> not to start. Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> p.s. The charging system is working fine.
>
> :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
>
> Jesus Cardoso, a.k.a. Chuy
> Graduate Research Assistant (Power System Automation Lab)
> Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
> e-mail: cardoso tamu.edu
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://ee.tamu.edu/~cardoso
>
> :::::::::::::::"Todos en el mundo sonreimos en la misma lengua.":::::::::::::::
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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 03:38:42 -0700
From: "Jim" To:
Subject: Re: Rear End Gear Oil
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That's the way it is now Bro. A friend of mine "technic" had a hard time at the Auto Parts store trying to get synthetic ATF for his '95 Mustang's T5, they thought he was nuts! But that's what you put in them.
Later!

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From: Mike Schwall
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Rear End Gear Oil
Date: Friday, April 25, 1997 9:21 PM

At 07:44 PM 4/25/97 -0700, you wrote:
>>1. The transmission (5 speed) has a tendency to "grind" a little when....


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