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fordtrucks-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 71

Today's Topics:

Re: Electrical Problem ["Jim" ]
Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg) ["Jim" ]
Re: Ziiiinnnnnnnngggg (cant figure i [silent.bob juno.com ]
Re: Send Money To: ... [silent.bob juno.com ]
Re: Ziiiinnnnnnnngggg (cant figure i [silent.bob juno.com ]
Re: Ziiiinnnnnnnngggg (cant figure i [silent.bob juno.com ]
Re: Ziiiinnnnnnnngggg (cant figure i [silent.bob juno.com ]
Re: Electrical Problem [Jesus Cardoso
66 mustang [Litemeup aol.com ]
56 F100 stuff ["Erik J. O'Daniel"
THE List ["Erik J. O'Daniel"
Re: 66 mustang [Ken Payne ]
Re: 56 F100 stuff ["The Zahn's" ]
flywheel ? [sidereal epix.net ]
Re: flywheel ? [BillyCIII aol.com ]
Re: F-250 w/302? [Tom ]
97 F-350 pulls [Todd Muccilli
RE: 56 F100 stuff [mcat epix.net ]
Re: backup lights don't work [BillyCIII aol.com ]
Re: 97 F-350 pulls [GEDAVE aol.com ]
1939 Ford Pickup [Bill Flood ]

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 03:47:58 -0700
From: "Jim"
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If you jumped it and the starter was bad, wouldn't it still drag? I
thought he said it would turn over normally if he jumped it! Not to go
against the grain here, but it sounds to me like a poor connection in the
system that would be bypassed when jumped.
Later!

----------
From: Don Grossman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Electrical Problem
Date: Friday, April 25, 1997 1:26 PM

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: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 03:55:13 -0700
From: "Jim"
To:
Subject: Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg)
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Thanks Don! I was starting to worry, my bike gets around 20 mpg. Thought I
had missed the worlds biggest tip!



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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From: Don Grossman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg)
Date: Friday, April 25, 1997 1:29 PM

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: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 10:52:56 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ziiiinnnnnnnngggg (cant figure it out)
Message-ID:

On Fri, 25 Apr 1997 20:34:45 -0400 JAMES writes:
>Your catalytic converters (2 inline)have heat sheilds spot-welded on
>both sides. Chances are good one or more welds has broken.Should be
>covered under warranty if you have 3-36 bumper to bumper.If not braze
>it
>or clamp it.
>--
>Disregard from and reply to addresses To reply send to JAMES
>jtors fred.net WARNING! ALL
>UNSOLICITED COMMERCIAL E-MAIL WILL BE BILLED A $500.00 U.S.
>PROOFREADING
>FEE.FAILURE TO PROVIDE VALID U.S.POSTAL ADDRESS FOR SUCH BILLING OR
>FAILURE TO PAY WITHIN 5 DAYS OF RECIEPT WILL RESULT IN APPROPRIATE
>LEGAL
>ACTIONS

Thanks man! Ill check it out.

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 10:52:57 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Send Money To: ...
Message-ID:

On Fri, 25 Apr 1997 20:20:07 -0700 Randy Collins
writes:
>Folks,
>
>I am sending 10 bucks to help Ken with the cost of the mail list.
>Send what you feel comfortable with.
>
>His address is:
>
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
>
>
>Randy Collins
>Boise, Idaho
>rcollins micron.net
>
>1975 Ford Supercab Longbed Muscle Truck (mostly in pieces)
>Soon to have the following Randy installed options:
>F250 4WD 460 C-6


Sure, ill send what I can as well. This is a great list.

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 10:52:56 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ziiiinnnnnnnngggg (cant figure it out)
Message-ID:

On Fri, 25 Apr 1997 21:31:18 -0400 Ken Payne
writes:
>At 09:33 AM 4/25/97 EDT, you wrote:


>First, can you reproduce it at a standstill?

yes

>If so, can you get someone to get it to speed while you listen for a
noise
>location?

Yes, ill get a friend of mine to help me today.

>It could be your flywheel, timing chain (if it uses
>a belt I would not point to the belt as a cause) or any one of
>a bunch of other things.

Its a belt.

>Does this noise happen in gear or out of gear?

Yes, in and out.

>Does pushing the clutch in make a difference - this would be a _big_
clue. I've >also seen alternators make whirring/zinging noise at certain
speeds when they have >bad bearings.

No, doesn't matter, if the clutch is in our out, it still makes the same
noise.

>Give us as many possible insights as you can and one way or another
>we'll narrow it down.

>-Ken Payne

Well, It sounds like a buzz-saw/table-saw cutting wood, and I found out
last night that its not as loud during wet weather.

Im going to a look at the heat shields today as well as do some of the
other tips that users having given me.

Thanks to all of yall for your help!

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 10:52:57 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ziiiinnnnnnnngggg (cant figure it out)
Message-ID:

On Fri, 25 Apr 1997 21:31:20 -0400 (EDT) JRFiero aol.com writes:
> I had one of the first Miatas, and it had a high frequency rattle
>which
>could be described as a 'zing' at ~2800, and it turned out to be the
>heat
>shield over the primary muffler. Get the vice grips out and tweak
>some of
>the seams, which seem to be just bent over on each other.


It seems like everyone is telling me its the heat shield. Ill take a look
today and check it out as well as the other things it could be.

Thanks for your help!

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 10:52:56 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ziiiinnnnnnnngggg (cant figure it out)
Message-ID:

On Fri, 25 Apr 1997 08:20:33 -1200 Michael & Linda Waak
writes:
>>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.


I plan to do that today. I did some road tests and I have come up with
this:

With the clutch in and out, it still makes the same sound.
It only makes the sound between 2100 to 2200 RPMs.
Its not as loud during raining weather.

As soon as it drys up outside, ill climb under and take a look.

Thanks!

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 11:00:30 -0500 (CDT)
From: Jesus Cardoso
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Electrical Problem
Message-ID:
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Once again I would like to thank everyone for your help with my
"little " problem. It looks like the starter is going to be replaced
after I make sure I have no loose connections. Thank You.

Sincerly,
Jesus Cardoso


p.s. 1I also answered Jim question.

On Sat, 26 Apr 1997, Jim wrote:

> If you jumped it and the starter was bad, wouldn't it still drag? I
>thought he said it would turn over normally if he jumped it! Not to go

Jim, sorry that I did not make myself clear.....the starter still
drags when the truck is jumped. After a few seconds it starts turning
faster and the truck starts running.


>against the grain here, but it sounds to me like a poor connection in the
>system that would be bypassed when jumped.
>Later!

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 13:34:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: Litemeup aol.com
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: 66 mustang
Message-ID:

I have another question for everyone out there:

I have a 66 mustang straight six. It has not een run for about 2 1/2 years
at which time it did run good and passed smog tests here in CA.

Recently i have been working on it and after a lot of tune up work,
rebuilding the card which seemed to be a problem stivking etc, it does not
want to run correctly. It starts immediately turning the key however when i
go to put it in geer and give it some gas it sputters, kicks out a lot of
smoke and wants to die. Once up to a high speed it levels out and will
drive.

Like i said, the carb isd rebuilt, i did vacuum test and at idle pressure is
eratic and stable once rpm are up around 1500 or higher, new plugs, wires,
rotor etc.

Any idea, I am out. I went to adjust the valvews but they are not
adjustable.

John

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 12:14:59 +0000
From: "Erik J. O'Daniel"
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: 56 F100 stuff
Message-ID:

Just a bunch of stuff that I keep thinking of:

Door Locks:
My copy of "Ford Pickup Trucks: Development..." ( Paul McLaughlin:
ISBN 0-87938-213-9, $14.95) indicates that a door lock on the passenger
door was standard in 56 and that's what I have.

On several pictures I've seen it appears that the F-100 circle on the
side of the hood and the Ford badge on the very front are painted to
match the body. Is this how they came?

I've seen a couple pictures of 56's that have some hood ornament at
the front peak of the hood. It appears to be something with wings.
Anyone tell me what that is?

My grandpa's F-100 is an 8-foot bed version. It has "running boards"
rear of the rear fenders, connecting to the rear bumper. They are
made of different metal that the under-door boards. Did grandpa do
this? (I've run across very few pictures of 56 long-beds, none of
which showed the view I'm looking for.)

Which parts suppliers generally have the best prices? I've been
getting Obsolete Ford Parts catalogs and they've got a ton of stuff,
but I don't know if their prices are competitive.

Does anyone have any scanned pictures of 56 long-beds?

Does anyone who has redone their wooden bed want to tell me how
difficult it was?

Someday, this truck will look good. I'm hoping that next semester
I'll be able to start tearing it apart and building it up.

Thanks.

Erik O'Daniel

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 12:14:59 +0000
From: "Erik J. O'Daniel"
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: THE List
Message-ID:

>What'll these Americans think of next?

Well, I've actually been thinking that this "donate if you want"
scheme" is communist/Leninist/Marxist, whatever. FROM each according
to ability (I've got a couple bucks to spare...), TO each according
to need (Hey! my ______ is making weird noises...)

Actually, with enough donations the list could be self-sustaining.
But that's probably a lot of donations. Eventually though...

Erik O'Daniel

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 14:06:37 -0400
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 66 mustang
Message-Id:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

This message is forwarded for another user. We had a problem with
his address and it bounced to my inbox. You should be able to
reply normally - everything is fixed now.

From: "The Zahn's"
To:
Subject: Re: 66 mustang
Old-Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 10:48:10 -0700

Sounds like you have a vacuum leak to me John. I have a 429 in my F350 and
when I rebuilt the carb. and reinstalled it I accidentally put the gasket
on backwards allowing air to flow freely through the spacer block. It
would hardly run at all because there was so much air pressure loss.
Sounds like you have a smaller leak but a leak none-the-less.
FRED
>
>----------
>From: Litemeup aol.com
>To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
>Subject: 66 mustang
>
>Date: Saturday, April 26, 1997 10:34 AM
>I have another question for everyone out there:
>
>I have a 66 mustang straight six. It has not een run for about 2 1/2 years
>at which time it did run good and passed smog tests here in CA.
>
>Recently i have been working on it and after a lot of tune up work,
>rebuilding the card which seemed to be a problem stivking etc, it does not
>want to run correctly. It starts immediately turning the key however when
>i
>go to put it in geer and give it some gas it sputters, kicks out a lot of
>smoke and wants to die. Once up to a high speed it levels out and will
>drive.
>
>Like i said, the carb isd rebuilt, i did vacuum test and at idle pressure
>is
>eratic and stable once rpm are up around 1500 or higher, new plugs, wires,
>rotor etc.
>
>Any idea, I am out. I went to adjust the valvews but they are not
>adjustable.
>
>John
>
-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 11:34:15 -0700
From: "The Zahn's"
To:
Subject: Re: 56 F100 stuff
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Hi Erik,
I personally have never replaced the wood bed in a 56 truck but I have
cut up the lumber needed to do it for friends and relatives. They all said
that it was just a matter of nuts and bolts. One of them even made their
own metal straps out of flat stock instead of buying the sheet metal bent
ones.
FRED
----------
From: Erik J. O'Daniel
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: 56 F100 stuff
Date: Saturday, April 26, 1997 5:14 AM

Just a bunch of stuff that I keep thinking of:

Door Locks:
My copy of "Ford Pickup Trucks: Development..." ( Paul McLaughlin:
ISBN 0-87938-213-9, $14.95) indicates that a door lock on the passenger
door was standard in 56 and that's what I have.

On several pictures I've seen it appears that the F-100 circle on the
side of the hood and the Ford badge on the very front are painted to
match the body. Is this how they came?

I've seen a couple pictures of 56's that have some hood ornament at
the front peak of the hood. It appears to be something with wings.
Anyone tell me what that is?

My grandpa's F-100 is an 8-foot bed version. It has "running boards"
rear of the rear fenders, connecting to the rear bumper. They are
made of different metal that the under-door boards. Did grandpa do
this? (I've run across very few pictures of 56 long-beds, none of
which showed the view I'm looking for.)

Which parts suppliers generally have the best prices? I've been
getting Obsolete Ford Parts catalogs and they've got a ton of stuff,
but I don't know if their prices are competitive.

Does anyone have any scanned pictures of 56 long-beds?

Does anyone who has redone their wooden bed want to tell me how
difficult it was?

Someday, this truck will look good. I'm hoping that next semester
I'll be able to start tearing it apart and building it up.

Thanks.

Erik O'Daniel


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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 17:19:38 -0400 (EDT)
From: sidereal epix.net
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: flywheel ?
Message-Id:
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I have a 1983 F150, and am looking to change the engine from a 6-300 to a
8-302.
(NP435 4 spd manual trans)
I have a question that perhaps someone on this list knows the answer to ...

Is the flywheel used for the 300 identical to the flywheel used for the 302 ?

The auto repair manual says yes ...
The auto parts store personnel say no ...
The salvage yard personnel say yes ...

I know that I am also going to have to change the frame mounts (have
them), radiator, and exhaust inlet pipe, and the clutch mechanism ball stud
... is there anything else that requires changing as well ?

Thanks ..



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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 20:05:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: BillyCIII aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: flywheel ?
Message-ID:

no..the flywheel is different....V8 flywheels are weighted....300 cid 6 is an
internally balanced engine. Putting a 6 cylinder flywheel on a 302 will
cause a balance problem, most likely felt at highway speeds.

Bill C
80 F150 Super Cab 351M
77 F100 Short Bed 300 cid

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 18:08:36 -0700
From: Tom
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: F-250 w/302?
Message-Id:
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

At 04:42 PM 25/04/97 -0500, you wrote:
>
>I think you mean F150, don't you? The 302 is not available in the 250 and
>neither is the M5OD. The 351M is a 335 series engine and will not bolt up
>to your M5OD bellhousing. But the 351W will.

A friend of mine has an early 90's F250 with a 302... He's also got AC and
an auto trans.
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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 97 22:05:19 EDT
From: Todd Muccilli
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: 97 F-350 pulls
Message-ID:

I may have posted this question to the list before--my apologies, but I still
have not solved the problem.

I have a 97 F-350 regular cab 4x4. The truck pulls to the right. I consistently
hold the wheel slightly to the left to keep it on the road. The first time it
went back to the dealer, they blamed the crown of the road. I didn't buy that.
The second time it went back, they sent it out to a local front end shop who
checked/reset the toe in the front end. That still didn't do it so they moved
the tires around twice. The truck continued to pull.

Before they randomly start pulling and replacing front end parts, what should I
look at next? I still suspect camber/caster which seem a little off based on the
alignment report the front-end shop provided, but they didn't seem concerned
about it (I can post the entire report if it might help someone help me make a
diagnosis). I have measured the distance between axles and checkedaround
underneath the truck, and all seems OK.

The only other unusual note I've made about the front end of this truck is that
it clunks at low speed when the wheel is turned slightly. It's most noticeable
when the truck is stopped, the brake is applied, and the wheel is rocked to the
left or the right--something in the front end is apparently "giving" before the
tires move, but I haven't been able to identify if it's a spring or a ball joint
or what.

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Todd
muccilli rci.rutgers.edu

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 97 21:29:01 PDT
From: mcat epix.net
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: RE: 56 F100 stuff
Message-ID:
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; CHARSET=US-ASCII

Erik,

My 56 dealer handbook showes no running boards like you discribe. The
bumper is most likely an after market dealer installed option. I`ve seen
bumpers like that on 50s and 60s trucks. The hood ornament Idon`t know.
But I`ve heard that 53-56 trucks might have an option like that. The hood
side emblems were color coded to the color of the truck. The bed wood is
easy to change but there are alot of bolts to replace. Best bet is to burn

them off from the bottom and replace them. new bed bolts are aviable from
any of the truck suppliers on the web page. Good luck.

Garry
--- On Sat, 26 Apr 1997 12:14:59 +0000 "Erik J. O'Daniel"
wrote:

>Just a bunch of stuff that I keep thinking of:
>
>Door Locks:
>My copy of "Ford Pickup Trucks: Development..." ( Paul McLaughlin:
>ISBN 0-87938-213-9, $14.95) indicates that a door lock on the passenger
>door was standard in 56 and that's what I have.
>
>On several pictures I've seen it appears that the F-100 circle on the
>side of the hood and the Ford badge on the very front are painted to
>match the body. Is this how they came?
>
>I've seen a couple pictures of 56's that have some hood ornament at
>the front peak of the hood. It appears to be something with wings.
>Anyone tell me what that is?
>
>My grandpa's F-100 is an 8-foot bed version. It has "running boards"
>rear of the rear fenders, connecting to the rear bumper. They are
>made of different metal that the under-door boards. Did grandpa do
>this? (I've run across very few pictures of 56 long-beds, none of
>which showed the view I'm looking for.)
>
>Which parts suppliers generally have the best prices? I've been
>getting Obsolete Ford Parts catalogs and they've got a ton of stuff,
>but I don't know if their prices are competitive.
>
>Does anyone have any scanned pictures of 56 long-beds?
>
>Does anyone who has redone their wooden bed want to tell me how
>difficult it was?
>
>Someday, this truck will look good. I'm hoping that next semester
>I'll be able to start tearing it apart and building it up.
>
>Thanks.
>
>Erik O'Daniel
>
>
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Name: Garry
E-mail: mcat epix.net
Date: 4/26/97 Time: 9:07:27 PM

427 Fe powered 56 F-100 Wild by design
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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 23:36:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: BillyCIII aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: backup lights don't work
Message-ID:

I had a similar problem with my 77 f 100.....does your gear shift indicator
line up? If not try this.

Loosen the gear shift linkage adjuster under the vehicle....it'll be a slide
type bolt. Once you have this loosened, move the shift lever all the way to
the rear (Low 1), then 2 clicks forward into drive.

Then move the gear shift lever on the column into the drive position. Attach
an 8 pound weight to the shifter to hold it against the drive stop in the
selector (a plastic milk jug filled with water with a string through the
handle tied to the selector works great). Then get under the truck and
tighten the adjusting slide bolt. This will line your gear shift selector in
the proper position and make the backup light switch connect at the right
time....worked like a charm for my truck.

Hope it helps,
Bill

80 F150 Super Cab 351M
77 F100 Short Bed 300

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 23:44:51 -0400 (EDT)
From: GEDAVE aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 97 F-350 pulls
Message-ID:

Todd

I have a 96 F350 CCab 4x4, and when I have the brakes applied and turn the
wheel it makes that noise you described. I got under my truck and had a
friend turn the wheel and hold the brakes and located the noise. What I saw,
was when the frontend shifted from the left to the right and vice versa the....


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