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fordtrucks-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 72

Today's Topics:

Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg) [nat ]
Power Steering [Andy Aydelott ]
Re: Power Steering ["The Zahn's" ]
Re: Rear End Gear Oil [LenJG aol.com ]
air ["Ryan Penner" ]
Re: 97 F-350 pulls ["Jim" ]
Re: Once again, its an issue. [marko helix.net (marko maryniak) ]
97 F350 alignment [yhtlines surfari.net ]
Re: Electrical Problem ["James A. Doty" ]
Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg) [Ken Payne ]
Re: Rear End Gear Oil [Ken Payne ]
Re: 1939 Ford Pickup [Ken Payne ]
Re: 1939 Ford Pickup [Bill Flood ]
Heater upgrade [Paul ]
slow boat conclusion I hope [Eric Houkal ]
Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg) [Daver ]
Re: 97 F-350 pulls [William Sabers
Re: 97 F-350 pulls [William Sabers
t t t turn and face the strange chan ["Jim" ]

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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 15:43:56 +1000
From: nat
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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

I can't believe what I am reading...what 20 miles per gallon, you know
that is like about 8kilometres per litre of fuel here. From australia,
I got to convert the numbers around.

I get in my ol' Falcon Truck/ute say 5.3 -7 kilometres per litre of
fuel. And it's only got a 302 cleveland and a c4 in it...I suppose its
only a 2bbl heads and manifold...but I think that my problem is the damn
stupid carter thermoquad that sits on it.
Thats about say 13 and 1/4 mpg to about 17mpg on a highway....what do I
have to do to get your figures.??? The way I'm going, Imight as well get
a bigger motor...for the same fuel economy I suppose. :)

nat

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 22:28:04 -0700
From: Andy Aydelott
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I am re-sending this just in case it did not go across before.

Has anyone had experience converting from manual to power steering on a
1967 F250 4x4???
Looking for anyone that has info on how to do it (or done it) or any
company that sells conversion kits for it.
Also looking for good source for steering parts (tie rods, drag link)
for same truck.

Thanks in advance for any information.

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 22:52:57 -0700
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Hi Andy,
I have a 71 F350 which I installed power stearing where the manual
stearing was. It was a bold in operation. I went to a salvage yard that
had rebuilt power stearing boxes. You have to change the stearing column
also because they are different lengths. This worked out for me because I
had also changed the transmission to an automatic a year before and wanted
a column shifter. Of course mine was not a 4X4 so it might be a little
different. Another problem I have had was the bolts that hold the stearing
box to the frame have broken. Be sure to get hardened 7/16" bolts. This
has happened twice on a E250 and once on my F350. I learned to drill a
hole in the end of the bolt or cut a slot so that the broke piece can be
removed easily with an easyout or a sloted screwdriver.
FRiEnDly FRED
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From: Andy Aydelott
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Power Steering
Date: Saturday, April 26, 1997 10:28 PM

I am re-sending this just in case it did not go across before.

Has anyone had experience converting from manual to power steering on a
1967 F250 4x4???
Looking for anyone that has info on how to do it (or done it) or any
company that sells conversion kits for it.
Also looking for good source for steering parts (tie rods, drag link)
for same truck.

Thanks in advance for any information.


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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 02:47:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: LenJG aol.com
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Subject: Re: Rear End Gear Oil
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Well this is a subject that I too have just had the pleasure of dealing with
myself. Mine started out with a grind going into 2nd and 4th gear upshifting
and down shifting but it did not do it all of the time. Then one day I was
leaving work and it started grinding going into 3rd gear all the time. This
went on for about three weeks and it did not matter wether or not I was
driving it easy or going through the gears in quick order it just didn't
matter. So I took it to the dealer and they confirmed that the tranny was on
the unhealthy side of being driveable without a high level of anger and
frustration since the truck only has 46,000 miles on it. My truck is a '92
F-150 S.C. 4X4 302 with the M5OD Mazda tranny. After talking to a few people
around here and at the dealer they confirmed my exact thoughts on this
tranny. It is a very weak link in the otherwise stout drivetrain. The
transmission man at the dealer told me that he has done a quite a bit of work
on this trans. and is not a bit impressed with its performance records in the
2 wheel drive trucks much less the 4X4 models. Because of the design and
this being a light duty transmission they found that automatic transmission
fluid worked best in it. The heavier gear oil in these transmissions caused
it to be very hard to shift and kept metal shavings suspended in the oil
wcich would cause premature bearing failure do to the bearing design. So yes
ATF is becoming more common place in the transmissions of later model
vehicles with a standard trans. Thank goodness I went ahead and bought the
extended warranty on this or I would have had to shell out about $1,500 on
the transmission alone for the work that they did (i.e. all of the bearings,
syncros, shifter fork, and a couple of gears). The dealer dealer was partly
right that this is common problem but I would be cautious to say that it is
just fine and keep an eye and an ear on your problem in case it does get
worse. You did not mention haow many mile were on the truck since you should
be still under the 36 month part of your warranty, if it has less than 36,000
miles on it I would try having your dealer check into the tranny before it
goes out of warranty and you have to pay for it youself it could get a little
expensive. If it is out of warranty and you would like to replace it youself
I have a connection to transmission rebuilder, warehouser that supplies a lot
of transmission shops with rebuilt transmissions and other related parts. If
anybody is interested in this information I will send it via E-mail and not
through the list since it could be considered an advertisement and I don't
want to push those bounderies of wether it is or not. My E-mail address is
LenJG AOL.com

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Date: Sat, 26 Apr 97 20:21:45 UT
From: "Ryan Penner"
To: "fordtrucks"
Subject: air
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I think I have solved it! I belive that my "misfire" is in fact air bubbles
in my fuel injection system. Now how would I go about fixing this?

ryan

91' FORD F-150 CUSTOM

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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 02:03:48 -0700
From: "Jim"
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Hi, sounds like a problem all right! Do you find the looseness in both
wheels or just the side it pulls to? also it will be important to identify
where the movement is coming from because more than likely it will be the
cause. It would be my guess you have a bad wheel bearing! I would bring it
back and tell the service manager what you have found and demand it be
fixed! '97 4x4 must have put you back some major ducketts! Good luck! let
us know how it turns out?
Later!

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From: Todd Muccilli
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: 97 F-350 pulls
Date: Saturday, April 26, 1997 7:05 PM

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: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 02:20:30 -0700
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
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Ken Payne wrote,

>Today ...Opinions?

I'm all for the split as well. Count my vote. It's interesting, but a bit
much, talking about Rangers and Bronco IIs and Powerstrokes in the same
forum as 390's and flathead sixes.

I vote we split the list from 80 on, or even from 76 on. And I'll pay if
need be.

marko in vancouver

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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 06:01:02 -0700
From: yhtlines surfari.net
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Subject: 97 F350 alignment
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Todd wrote:
>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."
my 95 F150 started drifting/pulling to the right. It had been aligned at the
dealer under warranty. I took it to an independent shop that I trusted (took
my 83 4x ranger there ). THey set everything, including installation of an
aftermarket eccentic bushing for camber or caster (can't remember which).
THis is pretty standard for these front ends. I want to take the F150 back
in again as the effort to do a lane change to the left is too high for my
liking. Tire wear is still good.
Once I finally got the alignment straightened out on my Ranger, it went
200,000 miles with out an alignment or tire wear. Its important to find a
front end man you can trust. And talk to. THere's a lot of BS out there. And
the shop owner may only care about turn over. People do know how to
straighten these things out, but apparently not FORD or their dealers!!!
The popping noise may actually be something, but these swing arm beasts will
do that noise also. Can you get down there and listen while someone runs
the wheels back/forth?
Dave Lampert

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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 08:30:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: "James A. Doty"
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Mine was the same way. It still turned out to be the starter though.
I'd have a friend come over, we'd hook the cables up and my starter
would turn over just fine. I suspect it was because of the additional
current from his battery.

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
> 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: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 12:35:33 -0400
From: Ken Payne
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Subject: Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg)
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-snip-

>>Molater
>>
>>Daver
>
>I can't believe what I am reading...what 20 miles per gallon, you know
>that is like about 8kilometres per litre of fuel here. From australia,
>I got to convert the numbers around.
>
>I get in my ol' Falcon Truck/ute say 5.3 -7 kilometres per litre of
>fuel. And it's only got a 302 cleveland and a c4 in it...I suppose its
>only a 2bbl heads and manifold...but I think that my problem is the damn
>stupid carter thermoquad that sits on it.
>Thats about say 13 and 1/4 mpg to about 17mpg on a highway....what do I
>have to do to get your figures.??? The way I'm going, Imight as well get
>a bigger motor...for the same fuel economy I suppose. :)
>
>nat
>

It could also be a matter of rear-end gear ratios, ignition timing and
the idle make be too rich. Application of a good manifold and exhaust
system will also do wonders for a 302s milage (if you can keep your
foot from sinking to the floor too often!). Consider yourself lucky,
I get 8 on average (I have a lead foot) and if I'm careful I get about
12. On a long trip I've had as high as 14 - needless to say, I take
the car on most long trips (40mpg on the highway).


-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 12:48:18 -0400
From: Ken Payne
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>goes out of warranty and you have to pay for it youself it could get a little
>expensive. If it is out of warranty and you would like to replace it youself
>I have a connection to transmission rebuilder, warehouser that supplies a lot
>of transmission shops with rebuilt transmissions and other related parts. If
>anybody is interested in this information I will send it via E-mail and not
>through the list since it could be considered an advertisement and I don't
>want to push those bounderies of wether it is or not. My E-mail address is
>LenJG AOL.com
>

Actually its quite acceptable to post the name and address. Recommendations
are not only allowed but (IMHO) encouraged. If you've had a good experience
with someone or have a friend who does good work by all means tell us! Or
if someone is selling parts from his hobby or you want to tell us about a
great experience you had with a commercial vendor. I'm not going to jump and
pounce on anyone for this stuff - I did it once (not publicly) and regretted
it. The "spirit of the law" is to prevent "Joe Bob Ford Auto Parts" or
"Fords-R-Us" from plastering their ads all over our list.

Heck, just last week I had a very pleasant experience with Summit Racing. The
sales people are courteous, the customer support great and the shipping is
included in the price of each item.

-Ken Payne
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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 13:22:29 -0400
From: Ken Payne
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At 11:13 PM 4/26/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Hello People,
>
>After many years I have finally relocated my Grandfathers truck to my
>garage. The drive shaft broke in 1969 and the truck was put on blocks
>since then. It appears the rear end is frozen, haven't opened it yet.
>It also appears that I'm missing some parts that attach the rear end to
>the axle stabilizors.
>
>So the starting question is: Is there a book or a source that
>shows/explains how this is all attached?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Bill Flood
>Marathon, WI
>

While I can't specifically answer your question, I can point you in
the right direction:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.antiquepower.com/truckmag.html - Home page to "This Old
Truck" magazine. They may be able to help.

Or pick up a copy of Classic Auto Restorer Magazine. This covers
vehicles all the way back to the first internal combusion cars.
The advice is expert level. 1-800-735-9335 (subscription info)
-Ken Payne
1967 Ford F100 Custom Cab, 390 FE V8
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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 12:47:14 -0700
From: Bill Flood
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Ken,

> While I can't specifically answer your question, I can point you in
> the right direction:
>
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.antiquepower.com/truckmag.html - Home page to "This Old
> Truck" magazine. They may be able to help.
>
> Or pick up a copy of Classic Auto Restorer Magazine. This covers
> vehicles all the way back to the first internal combusion cars.
> The advice is expert level. 1-800-735-9335 (subscription info)

Thanks for the lead! I'll check it out.

Bill Flood

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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 15:58:07 -0700
From: Paul
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Subject: Heater upgrade
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I am restoring a 55 Ford panel & am trying to upgrade the heater/ac box
to something more modern. I don't have the funds to buy the custom,
expensive ones I see in the various magazines.

Does anyone know of a unit which will fit? It's hard to figure this out
at the junkyard, since this item is very hard to measure without
removing half the dash.

Thanks, Paul

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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 15:18:36 -0500
From: Eric Houkal
To: "'fordtrucks'"
Subject: slow boat conclusion I hope
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Well, the girl at Ford was right . Truck came in Fri, I picked it up =
Sat A.M., It's great. One question- all references in the manual to =
mileage refer to kilometers, not miles, as in "odometer registers the =
total kilometers(mileage)" I can't believe that Ford has, ten years =
after the end of even the die-hard metrification fans, installed an odo =
that reads out km instead of mi. By the same token, I can't believe I'm =
getting 23mpg out of a brand new vehicle the EPA only rates at 20 hwy. =
This sounds (especially in view of the lack of clarity on the subject) =
like a built in excuse for not honoring most warranty claims, as in, you =
didn't change your oil at specified intervals? sorry. Actually, I =
suppose most would be changing it too frequently, but would also assume =
warranty was up long before it really was, since all other references to =
mileage are in miles. What really worries me, though, is if I decide to =
trade this thing in or sell it at some point, who's gonna believe the =
odo reads in km? Even though it reads 100,000it will really only have =
about 60,000.I don't like this at all. I'm going to call them on Monday =
and see what I can find out, meantime what is everybody elses take on =
this?
Any one run into this on other current product? Seems odd that all the =
countries that run metric can put american style gauges in but they'd =
put metric in a vehicle that is almost totally domestic market. At the =
very least I think they should have printed a big KM=20
on the odometer if that is what they did.
Eric

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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 15:41:53 -0500
From: Daver
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nat wrote:
>
> 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
>
> I can't believe what I am reading...what 20 miles per gallon, you know
> that is like about 8kilometres per litre of fuel here. From australia,
> I got to convert the numbers around.
>
> I get in my ol' Falcon Truck/ute say 5.3 -7 kilometres per litre of
> fuel. And it's only got a 302 cleveland and a c4 in it...I suppose its
> only a 2bbl heads and manifold...but I think that my problem is the damn
> stupid carter thermoquad that sits on it.
> Thats about say 13 and 1/4 mpg to about 17mpg on a highway....what do I
> have to do to get your figures.??? The way I'm going, Imight as well get
> a bigger motor...for the same fuel economy I suppose. :)
>
> nat
>

What gear ratio are you running? What is your tire roll out? The
thermoquads were not known for fuel economy you might want to change to
a eddlbrock 600 CFM they are nice.

Molater

Daver

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Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 17:49:40 -0500 (CDT)
From: William Sabers
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 97 F-350 pulls
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Todd,
Sounds kind of like what happened to my Parents '89 Ch*vy Van.
Nobody could figure it out until the idler arm fell-off during a trip on
the interstate.......
They did not properly set the heat-treated bolts when iit went on
in the factory... YIKES! But then again... it is a F___ing Ch*vy.

Wsabers
78 Bronco
69 Mach I

On Sat, 26 Apr 1997, Todd Muccilli wrote:

> 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: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 17:59:40 -0500 (CDT)
From: William Sabers
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 97 F-350 pulls
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Hey folks, I need to tap into this knowledge pool.

I have a 78 Ford Bronco & I was wondering if anyone knew how to get the
"squishy" feel out of the steering????? On many new steering pumps there
is an adjustment bolt on the power steering pump that allows you to "set"
the wheel response, but I don't see that on my rig..... Am I blind or
what???

Wsabers....


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