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fordtrucks-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 105

Today's Topics:

Re: Slick 50 [Daver ]
Re: Stock Vs. HiPer Ignition [Daver ]
RE: [lorraine smith
Re: '77 F-150 gear ratio [Don Grossman ]
RE: Mercury trucks? ["Jesse Marcellus"
Re: 1955 f350 [Don Grossman ]
Re: Overdrive in C-6? [Swell61 aol.com ]
Re: '77 F-150 gear ratio [Gerald & Lisa Hoel
Re: 80MPG!!! ["C.D. Mutch"
About 60 [Don Grossman ]
Re: 454 in an Econoline????? [Daver ]
Re: Overdrive in C-6? [William Sabers
Re: Holly 1850-2 applications (ci. e [William Sabers
Re: 1955 Ford f-500 [JRFiero aol.com ]
Ken's Address [Randy Collins ]
Re: Overdrive in C-6? [LanceWaldn aol.com ]
Re: 56 F100 power steering [LanceWaldn aol.com ]
Re: '77 F-150 gear ratio [LanceWaldn aol.com ]
Re: 80MPG!!! [LanceWaldn aol.com ]
Re: 80MPG!!! ["C.D. Mutch"
Holley 1850 mileage mod [Doug Neely
Re: 80MPG!!! ["Jim" ]
Holley 4160 vs. 4165 for mpg ["Jim" ]
Re: Overdrive in C-6? [Swell61 aol.com ]

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Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 21:29:05 -0500
From: Daver
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> Castrol. We still haven't settled on oil filter yet, we usually use
> Purolator, Motorcraft and yes we used to use Fram.

Castrol and fram I consider these a good combonation.

>
> Also, our little buddy down the way likes to bang Autolite plugs. Has
> anyone ever had problems with this plug???

Autolite's are fine, I like Bosch.

> Gerald & Lisa
> '77 F-150 Ranger Flareside (351M .060 and Proud of It)
>

Molater

Daver

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Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 21:39:05 -0500
From: Daver
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> Some people are just set in their ways and refuse to listen to reasoning and
> logic. It is like talking to a cow. No matter what you say, all you get back is
> a big MMOOOWWWWW. (:
>
> Have a nice day.
>
> Harry.


Hey Harry know the difference between your stock ignition and my Mallory
ignition?

My Mallory is setting on a big block that produces 520+ HP and soon will
see 600+. The BB is is a 5000 lbs truck that has seen low 13's and
consistant 13.88.

Guess your Rite us cows are pretty stupid. Come down the Fourth I'll
give you a fare shot.

Molater

Daver

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Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 21:05:22 -0600
From: lorraine smith
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I have got a compitition sterio in my 95 ranger xlt I know that any CD =
changer with an fm modulator would work for the application that you are =
thinking of. I know from experence that an FM modulated CD player does =
not sound as clean as one with a direct hookup but for the average =
listerner it they would not even notice the difference unless listened =
to side by side. This is if it is installed correctly. By the way most =
companys that make CD changers have FM kits hope this helps any more =
sterio questions just ask. =20

Derrick Smith=20


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On Tue, 6 May 1997 14:27:27 +0000 Greg Hendricks
writes:
>I have a 97 Ranger 4x4 Supercab that came with the Premium stereo in=20
>it. It
>has CD controls but not the 6 disc changer. Does anyone know if an
>aftermarket CD-changer would be compatible with the factory stereo? I=20
>have
>priced the Ford Changer and it costs $460 plus $120 for wiring harness=20
>plus
>labor. Or maybe does someone know where I could find a used Ford
>Changer(junkyard possibly)? Any info would be much appreciated.
>
>
>Thanks,
>Greg Hendricks


I put a Sony 10 disk CD-Changer installed with the Stock stereo in it.=20
Sounds great. I bought it a Mobil One Audio for $490 installed.

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Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 19:06:37 +0000
From: Don Grossman
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Daver wrote:
>
> Gerald and Lisa Hoel wrote:
> >
> > We received our Ford build sheet today and it said our truck came with a
> > 3.50 conventional rear axle. We are still not very well educated on axle
> > ratios so could someone explain what this means and if it is considered
> > high or low?
> >
> > Also, we use this truck as a daily driver and light off road. What would
> > be a better ratio to have?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your advice.
> >
> > Gerald & Lisa
> > '77 F-150 Flareside (351M .060)
>
> I personaly view anything from a 273 to a 350 as a common highway gear
> with the 325 to 350 being good truck gears.
>
> Molater
>
> Daver

If you are keeping the stock tire size and 3.50 will be just about
perfect for street and off the strip. with the 351 you could easily go
to a 31" and not notice any ill performance. I have a 77 F150 that has
the 300 six four-speed and 3.00 and the performance was not there with
33"ers. Trucks tend to have lower gearing( higher numericaly) due to
the loads they are expected to carry and towing that is done.

--
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, 9 May 97 03:05:41 UT
From: "Jesse Marcellus"
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Cc: "Ken Payne"
Subject: RE: Mercury trucks?
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From: Ken Payne
Sent: May 8, 1997 4:00 PM
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Mercury trucks?

I can't for the life of me find it but someone from Ford Car Clubs
Western Region emailed me a few weeks ago and said I was incorrect
to list "Mercury antique" trucks as allowable members to our list
because they still made them! I've never seen a new one, anyone
here know?

If trucks are classed as trucks, and vans are classed as trucks, then I guess
Mercury Villagers are trucks!

Oh, by the way, thanks for the info on greasing kingpins! I went out Tuesday
night and fixed them up and now I can I can turn the steering wheel without
bracing my feet on the floor.

Could you re-post where to send donations to support the list? I have to go
to the bank on Saturday to get a US money order to send unless you want some
lovely multi-colored Canadian "pesos" !!!

Kristen
1966 Ford F100 Custom Cab and List "kid"

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Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 19:30:41 +0000
From: Don Grossman
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Ken Payne wrote:
>
> At 03:41 PM 5/8/97 -0700, you wrote:
> >It seems to me JT, that $3,000 is not a bad price, not
> >having seen the truck but it sounds like it looks good to
> >me! Sorry to hear of your fathers passing, I think your
> >father would be proud that his little girl was the Women
> >behind the wheel of his classic '55 F 350! If you have the
> >money I think you should go for it, but only you can be the
> >judge! Please let me know if you do get it I'd like to hear
> >more. Thank you for your post.
> >Hope to hear from you again!
> >Later!
> >
> >
>
> I'd like to add to Jim's comments by saying that if you
> can get a scanned in photograph of it I would like to
> post it on the web site for all the world to see. Send
> a description with it and we can have it as a tribute to
> him. (send it to kpayne mindspring.com) We get 100-200
> visitors a day to our site so a fair number of people will
> see it.
>
> -Ken Payne

Origional post below:

I need some help concerning a pick up I'm considering buying and I was
wondering if someone out there could help me. If I sound like a novice
about this it is because I am, please bear with me.

When my father died in 1988 he had in his possession a 1955 f350 Ford
ton
pick up with an overhead V-8 engine and a 8ft box. It had 50,000 actual
miles on it and little to no rust on the body. It now has only 58,000
miles on it. My grandfather and my father bought it new the year I was
born. I went everywhere with my dad in that pick up (I was what is
refered
to as Daddy's little girl). I learned to drive using that pick up!
After
Dad died my sister insisted on selling it to one of dad's friends for
$1000. I reluntantly went a long with her decision, because I had no
where
to keep it at the time if I bought her out. Now my situation has
changed
and I have a place to keep it. I have a chance to buy it back for
$3,000.
The man who bought it overhauled the engine, put new brakes in it,
repainted it, put Oak trim on the box, oak boards and chrome moldings
on
the box floor, and oak side rails on the box. He also put chrome
bumpers
on it, and a big chrome contraption on the front ahead of the grill area
that resembles a round metal headboard on a bed (told you I was a
novice!)
He mentioned several other things he did to it also.

My question is does it sound like it is worth $3000. If I have to sell
it
at a later date, do you think I'd get most of my money back?


>From what I am hearing I think you already answered your own question "
After
Dad died my sister insisted on selling it to one of dad's friends for
$1000. I reluntantly went a long with her decision," I see this as you
think you made a mistake out of necessity.

" When my father died in 1988 he had in his possession a 1955 f350 Ford
ton
pick up with an overhead V-8 engine and a 8ft box. It had 50,000 actual
miles on it and little to no rust on the body. It now has only 58,000
miles on it. My grandfather and my father bought it new the year I was
born. I went everywhere with my dad in that pick up (I was what is
refered
to as Daddy's little girl). I learned to drive using that pick up!"

This sounds like alot more than $3000 worth of good memories to me. If
you like the truck, have the $$$ and (tell the owner your story, he
might come down a little on the price, who knows) the time is right GRAB
IT! There is alot more value in the memories you have than the $3000
for the truck. This might sound a little rude but if you are worried
about the resale of the truck than maybe you don't need the truck as bad
as you think.

Small side story: A friend of mine has a 64 Power Wagon that his dad
bought new. The truck looks like it has seen it's years of work and is
no show truck. He was offered $6000 cash for the thing and turned them
down flat. If he sould pass on his brother has dibs on the truck (
although his brother drives it the most) and the kids have dibs after
him so I think it will be in the family for a long time.
--
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: Thu, 8 May 1997 23:50:39 -0400 (EDT)
From: Swell61 aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Overdrive in C-6?
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Gear Vender has an overdrive that will work and it shifts like it has a shift
kit in it. I have one in my 1984 F250 dually and have put over 100000 miles
on it and 60000 miles towing a 37 foot fifth wheel camper. Check out trailor
life magazine or E-mail me for more info. I can give you pricing info. GOOD
LUCK

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Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 23:53:49 -0700
From: Gerald & Lisa Hoel
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: '77 F-150 gear ratio
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When we bought the truck it already had 33's on there. I think the truck
has a 3" lift, not 100% sure though.



Gerald & Lisa
'77 F-150 Flareside (351M)

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Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 22:43:16 -0700
From: "C.D. Mutch"
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 80MPG!!!
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Yea I bought "the secret high mileage report". Basically it all the same
stuff found on his website, only it's got some pretty decent diagrams
not found on the website, and these really get the gears turning in your
head. It's also full of badly photocopied newspaper clippings of success
stories and the follow ups. My building of this vaporizor is not a solo
effort however. Two close friends are helping me and we've got our own
simplified design although it will still involve the process of thermal
catalytic cracking. If we are successful we will not patent it. The
inventors who usually patent these ideas somehow always wind up missing
or dead.
I know these ideas work because I've talked to a few (read 3) senior
citizens who were teenagers in the thirties and they remember the Pogue
carb that was built and sold in Winnipeg, and yes one of them verified
that it got about 200 mpg on the '32 flathead 8. He remembers this
specifically because he was invited by his cousin (who worked at Breen
motors at the time) to come and watch the pogue in action. He said it
went about 26 miles of city driving on a pint of fuel. (his cousin was
run-down by a car one day walking home from work shortly after deciding
to quit working for Breen after they'd dropped the Pogue. They never
found his killer or the car).
If you're still skeptical go to this site
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.inett.com/himac/default.html
and follow "the gasoline crisis answer" It's very long and you're better
off to print it out and read it in bed or something. Like you, I was
skeptical at first, but after going through this whole site and many
related sites, there's just too many similar stories of success and
government or corporate intervention to ignore it.
--
Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

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Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 20:18:44 +0000
From: Don Grossman
To: Ford list
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Hello all

In the back end of my 63 There is a Dana 60 with 16 spline axels and the
little 2" drums of the time. My question is, Is it possible to upgrade
to 30 or 35 spline axels and larger 3" drums from a newer Dana 60? I
know I will need a new carrier so I plan on replaceing the LS diff with
some type of locker. This part should not be a problem but do the
diameter of the spindles match that of a newer rear end and will the
axels be of the correct leangth? I would like to keep the rear end
housing on the truck and only replace the entire thing if a parts swap
is not possible.

TIA
--
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: Thu, 08 May 1997 23:28:24 -0500
From: Daver
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> Well, not always. The 454 SB in my Mustang is very much a FORD. Now to
> keep this message on topic, the 454SB makes more torque than the 7.3l
> turbodiesel in my 93 F350. I have often thought it would make an
> interesting 4x4 motor.
>
> James Thorne

Hey is that a Lanauti SB kit?

Molater

Daver

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Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 00:00:58 -0500 (CDT)
From: William Sabers
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Overdrive in C-6?
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> Does anyone have any ideas about whether it's possible to add an
> overdrive to a C-6 transmission, how hard would it be, expensive and
> would it be worth it. >

If it is a c-6 or c-4 there are aftermarket gears that can be added. I
don't remember if they come before the bellhousing or in the back of the
transmission, but they are available for 2 wheel drive rigs only....

Whsabers

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Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 00:09:05 -0500 (CDT)
From: William Sabers
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
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Just my $.02 worth...
Holley 600cfm carbs are good to get a few xtra ponies, but
in my opinion, (which may not be worth a damn) hey are not worth a damn
because the price you pay in gas mileage gives it to you in the shorts...

Wsabers

P.S. I have one in my garage... what's it worth to anyone....
I also have a 302 4bbl intake taht I will not use


> Douglas Minnick, Television Engr. WD4BSB wrote:
> >
> > Can anyone help me with info on this square bore Holly. I want to use
> > one the of two 1850-2's I have on a 80 model 351w. If flow is too
> > great can I rejet?
> >
> > Douglas Minnick, WD4BSB
>
> Let me see. 1850-2 is model no. 4160/ 600 CFM/ takes holly kit no
> 37-119 or HiPro kit 37-912/ stock power valve is a6.5. If you are
> running stock vacuum I might put a 8.5 power valve but otherwise sounds
> grea>
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Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 01:17:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: JRFiero aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 1955 Ford f-500
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In a message dated 97-05-07 01:04:16 EDT, you write:

I have a 1955 F-500. The grill looks like a 53.

>It's got a flathead in it. Can these be built to be reliable for say =
>50,000 miles or so.=20
>
Are you absolutely sure is isn't actually a 53? The grilles on the 53's
and 55's are very different, both on the F100's and the larger models. The
thing that really makes me wonder is the flathead. If it's a 55 it
wouldn't have a flathead, but if it's a 53 it would (52 was the last year
for the flathead). Grilles can be changed, and so can engines, but I
suspect you've got a 53.

In response to the other question, yes a flathead can run over 50,000
miles--just keep an eye on the temp gauge!
>>
new post -
My first thought was that it would be a 53, because I thought 53 was the
last year for flatheads. 52 was the last year for flatheads in cars, the
trucks had them at least up to 53. However, I consulted my now-suspect
"Catalog of Ford Truck ID Numbers 1946-1972," and it lists 239ci V8 engines
in F-series up through 55, and even a 256ci V8 in 55. Those are flathead
displacements (even tho I've been calling it a 255 previously). There's
something called a Courier truck which shows a 272 beginning in 55. I hope
we get some more definitive answers posted.
Anyway, the fifth digit of the serial number, if you still have the ID
plate inside the glovebox door, or a serial number on the patent plate on the
firewall (?), would be 3 in 53, 4 in 54 and 5 in 55, as in F25D5U100001
(F250, 223ci 6 cyl, built in Louisville, KY, 6-digit sequential)
Just saw the next post
The ownership says 1955 with a serial number 1816054SK303162.>
Hmmm. Perhaps the bigger trucks had a different numbering scheme. What do
you mean by the 'ownership?' The title, or registration? When I bought my
52 Panel, the papers said it was a 53. Funny, none of the 53 parts would
fit! You need to find the serial number somewhere on the truck. My recent
51 purchase had the wrong serial number on the title - way wrong, but both
numbers were from 51. Keep looking.

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Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 22:52:49 -0700
From: Randy Collins
To: "'FORDTRUCKS'"
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Kristen,

Ken's address is :

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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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

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Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 01:34:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: LanceWaldn aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Overdrive in C-6?
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Have you thought of a Gear Vendors gear splitter? They are pretty expensive
but they work.
Lance

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Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 01:39:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: LanceWaldn aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 56 F100 power steering
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Try http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mcmullenargus.com/pub/truckin'/.
Lance

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Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 01:50:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: LanceWaldn aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: '77 F-150 gear ratio
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In literal terms a 3.50 gear ratio means that for every 1 rotation of the
tires, the driveshaft
turns 3 and a half times.
This isn't necessarily a highway gear unless you are carrying a substantial
load most of
the time.
I would consider highway gears to be in the neighborhood of between 2.75 and
3.25.
Anything above that and the engine has to really be turning.
Lance

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Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 02:16:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: LanceWaldn aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 80MPG!!!
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Yea, yea yea.
Hey, anybody interested in buying shares in the Brooklin Bridge?

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Date: Fri, 09 May 1997 00:53:09 -0700
From: "C.D. Mutch"
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Oh yea... Lee Harvey Oswald was working alone too eh??
--
Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

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Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 23:34:03 -0700
From: Doug Neely
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For anyone interested I found that a change in accelerator pump
cams can alter your gas mileage favourably. My Holley came stock
with the orange cam (can't remember cc's offhand) but it has a
fairly steep ramp, which gave a good shot of gas when you first
hit the go pedal, the only problem I could see was in slow go
commuter traffic all my gas went out the tailpipe. I previously
had an old Holley from the junkyard that looked like it had a
fire in it because the cam was half melted,but I got about 13 mpg
on it. On buying a new one I expected the same or better mpgs but
was sadly disappointed as it dropped to 9-10, to make a long story
short I changed the cam to the 50 cc one and gained 2 mpg, the only
reason I could see was the shape of the cam as it has a shallow ramp
initially, the lower capacity ones have quite a steep ramp. Holley
recommends the 50 cc pump kit for that cam but I didn't change mine
and haven't had any trouble with it,although I don't think it's
giving a full 50 cc pump shot. The only problem is at 55 mph in 3rd
with full throttle the back end breaks loose with a full pump shot
and the secondaries opening (scary the first time that happened).
Cheers,
Doug

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Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 00:54:31 -0700
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How much? Don't try and trick me! I aint stupid or anythin!




Jim Strigas jstrigas worldnet.att.net
'73 Ford F100 (302 2bbl C4 Auto Ford 9" 3.25. Daily driver)
'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 (Beast of Immense Magnitude!)

These are "The Good Old Days"!
Be Cool Daddy-O B-)>


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> From: LanceWaldn aol.com
> To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: 80MPG!!!
> Date: Thursday, May 08, 1997 11:16 PM
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> Yea, yea yea.
> Hey, anybody interested in buying shares in the Brooklin Bridge?
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Date: Fri, 9 May 1997 01:39:00 -0700
From: "Jim"
To: "Ford Trucks"
Subject: Holley 4160 vs. 4165 for mpg
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Not up on Holley just yet but I've been looking into them. The 4160 is a
square bore, and the 4165 is a spread bore if this is correct then wouldn't
the 4165 produce better mpg during normal operation and greater performance
at WOT?
I have a 4165 that I have been converting to operate on my 302 I am short
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