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fordtrucks-digest DigestVolume 97 : Issue 102

Today's Topics:

Re: Heartstopping brake failure... [Chris North ]
Re: 52 6 cyl. engine [Niqjh aol.com ]
Re: 52 6 cyl. engine [Niqjh aol.com ]
Re: Heartstopping brake failure... ["Jim Strigas"
Re: '97 Trucks [Ducks4jim aol.com ]
RE: Brake Bleeding [sdelanty sonic.net ]
Re: Heartstopping brake failure... [marko helix.net (marko maryniak) ]
Re: Brake Bleeding ["George Shepherd"
Re: Heartstopping brake failure... ["George Shepherd"
ADMIN: Everyone who's fairly new ple [Ken Payne ]
Re: Heartstopping brake failure... ["chita" ]
Re: Heartstopping brake failure... ["chita" ]
RE: 9 inch rear end [Kevin Kemmerer ]
RE: 9 inch rear end [Kevin Kemmerer ]
9 inch rear end [Tkaczyk ]
'76 ford Highboy, Cab Mounts ["Terry R Sherman"
Re: Heartstopping brake failure... ["George Shepherd"

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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 20:31:37 -0500 (CDT)
From: Chris North
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Heartstopping brake failure...
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>While trying to avoid highway holiday crazies today, I found the brake
>pedal suddenly slamming nearly to the floor. Luckily, the little car that
>had swiveled briefly across my lane kept going. I went into first gear,
>which gave me time to slow down and limp to the side of the road. After
>just a few seconds, the brakes seemed to return. I went on surface roads,
>which were pretty empty, and limped home. I tried to stay off the brakes.
>The route was mostly uphill.
>
>I just got home. Looked in the master cylinder -- the left side of
>the can
>is empty, the right side full.
>
>Any hints, tips, clues, etc., gratefully accepted. I've got other
>cars -
>the Ford dealer's closed anyway and won't be back up (for service) until
>Monday. My first impulse is to buy a jug of brake fluid and pour enough in
>to find the leak. It must be leaking, right? No stains on the driveway, no
>screeching, nothing obvious when I look underneath - but something's badly
>wrong, obviously.
>
>It's a 1984 F-250, with 6.9L diesel engine.
>

This is not that too bad to figure out. You have disk brakes, right? (I
usually think of the resivoirs as front and back, not left or right, but it
really doesn't matter). Which resivoir is empty, the big one or the little
one? I would bet on the big one, as this is the one that feeds the front
disks. With it empty, you would be running only on the rear brakes. Since
the front brakes do the vast majority of the braking, loosing them would
seem (at first) like loosing all your brakes.

If it is your front disks, I would vote that your calipers are leaking.
Pull your tires off and look for signs of brake fluid leaks (rust--brake
fluid is corrosive and will eat any known paint, or wet stains).
Rebuilding your calipers is not too bad of a job and rebuilt calipers are
not that expensive (although anything to do with brakes for a 3/4 ton isn't
real cheap). You probably need to repack your wheel bearings anyway 8-).

If it is your rear, and you have a full floating Dana 60, just getting the
drums off is a bit of a chore. The rear wheel cylinders can be rebuilt, or
rebuilt ones can be purchased. Of course, you could have a leak in one of
the lines, so be sure to look for signs of brake fluid leaks.

If you are not comfortable with doing brake repairs, do not hesitate to
take it to a shop. The brakes are one of the most important systems on the
vehicle and it is not worth saving a few bucks if they will be spent on
your funeral.

chris north

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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 22:01:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: Niqjh aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 52 6 cyl. engine
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Hi

Here is what I can glean(from memory of my 51) from this info- GVW 4700
Wheelbase 114" 91 net hp 3400 rpm 3speed heavy duty trans 3.92 rear
end ratio

Hope that helps

Nick

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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 22:11:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: Niqjh aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 52 6 cyl. engine
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Hi again

I should have metioned that this should be a 215 cid ohv "Cost Clipper"
six.

Nick

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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 18:45:01 -0700
From: "Jim Strigas"
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Chita, Thank God your OK!
Can you see a wet place where the fluid leaked from? (I
agree it had to go some place!) My guess is you blew a rear
wheel cylinder when you hit the brakes! You may have to pull
the wheels to see, with the wheel cylinder is inside the
drum, it could be a little hard to see where it leaked from!
Yes, get some brake fluid fill the reservoir, start the
engine and press hard on the brakes, and I do mean hard! If
something is going to give, the driveway is a nice place for
it to go! If you have brakes, (after the weekend probably)
you can take it and have it checked out!
I don't know why I think you live around me (Rancho
Cucamonga So.Ca) but if you do and you need a hand let me
know. My only plan for this weekend is tomorrow, the rest is
free!
Freaky feeling isn't it! Half your brain wants to pump the
peddle once, to try and get some brakes. The other half
wants to push thru the floor and Fred Flintstone the beast
to a stop. The pump the peddle half has a chance, but the
Fred Flintstone half wins every time, and never gets thru
the floor! :) I really am glad it turned out OK for you!
I've come to like you! Your a good friend! Later, Thank God!

Jim Strigas
jstrigas worldnet.att.net
'73 F100
'83 XJ900RK
'86 GL1200 Custom
'77 Buick Estate Wagon


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> From: chita
> To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
> Subject: Heartstopping brake failure...
> Date: Thursday, July 03, 1997 5:21 PM
>
> While trying to avoid highway holiday crazies today, I
found the brake
> pedal suddenly slamming nearly to the floor. Luckily, the
little car that
> had swiveled briefly across my lane kept going. I went
into first gear,
> which gave me time to slow down and limp to the side of
the road. After
> just a few seconds, the brakes seemed to return. I went on
surface roads,
> which were pretty empty, and limped home. I tried to stay
off the brakes.
> The route was mostly uphill.
>
> I just got home. Looked in the master cylinder -- the
left side of the can
> is empty, the right side full.
>
> Any hints, tips, clues, etc., gratefully accepted. I've
got other cars -
> the Ford dealer's closed anyway and won't be back up (for
service) until
> Monday. My first impulse is to buy a jug of brake fluid
and pour enough in
> to find the leak. It must be leaking, right? No stains on
the driveway, no
> screeching, nothing obvious when I look underneath - but
something's badly
> wrong, obviously.
>
> It's a 1984 F-250, with 6.9L diesel engine.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 23:23:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ducks4jim aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: '97 Trucks
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I don't know how many lug nuts are on my '97, and won't until I need to
rotate the tires.
The body style didn't change on the diesel for 1997, at least yet. Thank god.

Would like to hear comments from other power-stroke owners. Had the truck in
the shop for 2 weeks already - an injector was installed wrong and almost
caused a major motor wreck. Should I have bought a Dodge Cummins?



1997 F250 Supercab Powerstroke

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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 20:33:04 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
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>>Can we clean the MC or should we purchase a
>> new/remanufactured
>> one? Do we need new lines or can they be cleaned?

Flush it all out with lots of fresh fluid.

>If you're braking ok, I wouldn't really worry about the
>master cylinder. However, a rebuilt unit is expensive
>(20-30 bucks) so its cheap insurance and only takes about
>10-20 minutes to change. Brake lines are made of steel and
>unless they show swells, kinks, fractures or rust I wouldn't
>change them.

Yes, steel lines are unlikely to cause trouble unless kinked, etc.
However, I have seen plugged rubber flex lines before. Once, a line plugged
by a
small flap of rubber that cracked loose inside the line, and once a set of
rubber lines that was *swollen shut* inside.... Fluid incompatibility anyone?

Anyway, it's kinda unlikely, but possible. Might check it if all else fails.

A plugged master cylinder cap vent can also make brake bleading impossible...

Good luck,









You can get pre-bent tubing but installing it
>is still a pain - unbent tubing is not fun and requires proper
>tools. The method I use to clean out a brake system is to
>keep bleeding the system at each wheel, all the while adding
>fresh fluid to the master cylinder, until completely clear/clean
>fluid starts coming out of each bleeder nipple. (Hint, try to
>take out as much of the existing fluid from the master cylinder
>and put in clean fluid before starting this procedure as it will
>reduce the amount of time it takes to purge the system) Once
>clean fluid appears, give one or two extra pumps of the peddle
>just to be sure. Once sure fire method is to completely drain
>the existing fluid from all the wheels until the system has
>virtually no fluid. Then start with the above purging procedure.
>
>
>> Thanks for all the input you guys have given on our wheel/grind and
>> brake bleeding posts. Your advice has continually steered us in the
>> right direction.
>>
>> Jerry & Lisa
>> '77 F150 Flareside 4x4
>>
>>

Steve Delanty

1971 F100 shortbox, FE390, T-18 4-speed

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Date: Thu, 03 Jul 1997 21:11:08 -0700
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Heartstopping brake failure...
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>While trying to avoid highway holiday crazies today, I found the brake
>pedal suddenly slamming nearly to the floor. Luckily, the little car that
>had swiveled briefly across my lane kept going. I went into first gear,
>which gave me time to slow down and limp to the side of the road. After
>just a few seconds, the brakes seemed to return. I went on surface roads,
>which were pretty empty, and limped home. I tried to stay off the brakes.
>The route was mostly uphill.
>
>I just got home. Looked in the master cylinder -- the left side of the can
>is empty, the right side full.
>
>Any hints, tips, clues, etc., gratefully accepted. I've got other cars -
>the Ford dealer's closed anyway and won't be back up (for service) until
>Monday. My first impulse is to buy a jug of brake fluid and pour enough in
>to find the leak. It must be leaking, right? No stains on the driveway, no
>screeching, nothing obvious when I look underneath - but something's badly
>wrong, obviously.
>
>It's a 1984 F-250, with 6.9L diesel engine.
>
>
yipe.

Maybe all the fluid ran out someplace like on the highway. Actually it
won't leak below the master unless you pump the pedal. So, fill your empty
part and pump like heck in your driveway. Then refill and pump some more,
and some more. Have a friend listen at each wheel for that pfft sound.
Then look for leaks.

Another thing to look for: is the inside of any of the tires sticky(or the
dust shield on the inside?), or around the calipers on the front? This
should give you a good idea of what's going on.

good luck and stay out of that truck till you figure the problem.

marko in vancouver
marko helix.net
71 f250 4x4

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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 23:26:36 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
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> From: Gerald & Lisa
> To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: Brake Bleeding
> Date: Thursday, July 03, 1997 9:32 AM
>
> My husband originally thought he knew what he was doing so he just
> hooked the bleeder hose up and had me working the brake pedal. This
> produced about one small air bubble for every 2 pumps of the pedal. When
> this method appeared to get us nowhere fast, we pulled out the Haynes.
> It says that you open the bleeder rod on the pressure differential valve
> first to allow fluid to flow to the calipers....The Haynes also says
> that you work with the wheel furthest from the master cylinder and work
> your way forward. After working on this all night last night, we came to
> the conclusion that our brake lines are clogged.
>
> We noticed when we added fluid to the MC that it became murky.
> Apparently whoever has owned this truck before us has not bothered to
> maintain it at all...too bad. Anyway, now it looks like we will have to
> purge the brake system.

Take it to a brake shop- they have a power purger that ought to work. To do
it yourself-see below.

Anybody have any ideas? What are the brake lines
> made of? Can we clean the MC or should we purchase a new/remanufactured
> one?

You can clean and rebuild the master cylinder if the bore is ok. Replace
it with a new or factory rebuilt if the bore is pitted or worn.

Do we need new lines or can they be cleaned?

The lines are steel and should be ok. Remove them from both ends and blow
them out with compressed air- use a rubber tube over the end and a jar to
keep from getting brake fluid all over everywhere. Replace the flex lines
to the front wheels and to the rear axel.
>
> Thanks for all the input you guys have given on our wheel/grind and
> brake bleeding posts. Your advice has continually steered us in the
> right direction.
>
> Jerry & Lisa
> '77 F150 Flareside 4x4
>
>
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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 23:52:16 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
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Its obviously leaking, just where is often hard to tell. The master
cylinder may be leaking- dheck the fire wall on both sides for traces of
brake fluid. It could also be leaking into the brake booster system.

Check any place there are fittings in the brake lines-like the
proportioning valve.

Check the front brake pistons for leakage. Check the back side of the rear
tires for signs of leakage. If necessary, remove the rear drums to check
for leakage.

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> From: chita
> To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
> Subject: Heartstopping brake failure...
> Date: Thursday, July 03, 1997 7:21 PM
>
> While trying to avoid highway holiday crazies today, I found the brake
> pedal suddenly slamming nearly to the floor. Luckily, the little car that
> had swiveled briefly across my lane kept going. I went into first gear,
> which gave me time to slow down and limp to the side of the road. After
> just a few seconds, the brakes seemed to return. I went on surface roads,
> which were pretty empty, and limped home. I tried to stay off the brakes.
> The route was mostly uphill.
>
> I just got home. Looked in the master cylinder -- the left side of the
can
> is empty, the right side full.
>
> Any hints, tips, clues, etc., gratefully accepted. I've got other cars -
> the Ford dealer's closed anyway and won't be back up (for service) until
> Monday. My first impulse is to buy a jug of brake fluid and pour enough
in
> to find the leak. It must be leaking, right? No stains on the driveway,
no
> screeching, nothing obvious when I look underneath - but something's
badly
> wrong, obviously.
>
> It's a 1984 F-250, with 6.9L diesel engine.
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: Fri, 04 Jul 1997 01:28:26 -0400
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I post this message periodically as people with 1980 or newer trucks
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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 23:27:28 -0700
From: "chita"
To:
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I'm logging everybody's messages about what might have happened to my
brakeless Ford today. It's been a few hours now and it still sorta
passes my life in front of me, if you know what I mean.

I realize now I said left/right when I meant the "big" side of the master
cylinder reservoir was full and the other was empty. The big side is on the
right if you're standing on the driver side looking in at it.

It took only three ounces of brake fluid to get the brake to stay up. I
pumped a bunch - and nothing obviously gurgled anywhere. It got too dark to
get a good look. I'll try again tomorrow.

The car will go into the shop Tuesday. I have another car to use. I'll
look and see if I can figure it out, but the rear wheels in particular are
hard to handle at home. Also I was actually nervous to test it
after putting in fluid. Not a good feeling. I have never in my life had
brakes fail. I don't think I wanna learn about this topic the hard way. The
Ford dealer charges $85 for a brake inspection, but that's gotta be cheaper
than a crash from amateur bungling. Sad to say, I feel the need to prepare
to ask tough questions, to make SURE their answer makes sense. Some odd
things happen at dealerships.

THANKS to everybody for being so generous with information and support. I
really appreciate it.



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Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 23:45:12 -0700
From: "chita"
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> From: Chris North
>Which resivoir is empty, the big one or the little
> one? I would bet on the big one, as this is the one that feeds the front
> disks. With it empty, you would be running only on the rear brakes.
Since
> the front brakes do the vast majority of the braking, loosing them would
> seem (at first) like loosing all your brakes.

It was the smaller one, furthest away from the driver. The other one
seemed overfull, if anything. But my hands might have been shaking when I
pried up the bailing wire on the master cylinder. I dribbled some over the
side. After adding three ounces of brake fluid, the pedal now stays up. Of
course, I only drove it at 15 mph around the block!

Big Blue's headed for the shop next week, but I'll spend some time under
there beforehand. I want to be prepared for the dealer's diagnosis. Some
odd things have happened over there. I'd like to have some idea what's
wrong before I go.



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Date: Fri, 4 Jul 1997 09:58:45 -0400
From: Kevin Kemmerer
To: "'fordtrucks lofcom.com'"
Subject: RE: 9 inch rear end
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sounds like one to me. the snout has a set of bolts that bolt the =
pinion section to the carrier. don't know much about mavericks, but it =
sounds like a 9" to me.

9 inchers where made in several "sizes". the lighter cars had a lighter =
duty welded housing and 28(i think) spline axles. there was a beefier =
hnousing, and one even beefier (with 31t spline) wich was used in the =
70's 1/2 ton v8 trucks and some luxury cars,-the 6 cyl truck used to =
lighter axle. on the ouside, the difference in these 3 is measureable =
by the length that the center weldment runs out before the round axle =
tube is welded on.


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From: DC Beatty[SMTP:104452.1362 CompuServe.COM]
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 1997 4:22 PM
To: 'INTERNET:fordtrucks lofcom.com'
Subject: RE: 9 inch rear end

So I read this. Then I look under my crusty old Maverick to find>>
no rear access plate on the rear end, just a weld
a set of bolts holding the removable center section to the front of the
diff.
another set of bolts holding what looks to be the whole front half of =
the
diff. on=20
=09
Could it be that I have a 9" rear end in my ugly Maverick? It's all =
stock, 1974
4-door with a 302/C4. Have my ignorance and I owned one of these =
sought-after
items all this time?=20

Thanks, and thanks for all the knowledge.
DC Beatty
1967 F-100 352
1974 Maverick 302

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Date: Fri, 4 Jul 1997 10:04:58 -0400
From: Kevin Kemmerer
To: "'fordtrucks lofcom.com'"
Subject: RE: 9 inch rear end
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well, as my memory serves, the 8.8 housing from ford is a cast center =
with pressed in axle tubes, a rear access cover and basically looks like =
the small dana axles. the picture i have here (don't have an axle) in =
the ford motorsports catalog shows the 8.8 to be what i describe above =
also.
the 86-94 'stangs use the 8.8. look at one and unless someone put in a =
9", which is a popular swap, then what you see is an 8.8 - compare this =
to your maverick for a garenteed answer.



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From: Chris North[SMTP:chrisn infohwy.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 1997 2:55 PM
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Cc: 104452.1362 CompuServe.COM
Subject: RE: 9 inch rear end

Not wanting to flame anybody, but...

Probably an 8".

>So I read this. Then I look under my crusty old Maverick to find>>
>no rear access plate on the rear end, just a weld
>a set of bolts holding the removable center section to the front of =
the
>diff.
>another set of bolts holding what looks to be the whole front half
>of the
>diff. on
>
>Could it be that I have a 9" rear end in my ugly Maverick? It's all =
stock,
>1974
>4-door with a 302/C4. Have my ignorance and I owned one of these =
sought-after
>items all this time?
>
>Thanks, and thanks for all the knowledge.
>DC Beatty
>1967 F-100 352
>1974 Maverick 302
>
>a ford 9" is a welded steel housing with a center section (diferential)
>that is
>removable from the front. once out a close look at the carrier (center
>section
>or third member) shows adjusting nuts for the ring gear/pinion =
adjustment
>instead of shims as most axles have.
>the 9" is a ford axle only. a dana axle like the dana 44, dana 60, =
dana 70,
>dana 80 are made by dana and also called spicer axles. all of these =
axles are
>castings with pressed or weleded on axle tubes and a cover plate on the
>rear of
>the axle (the nine inch has no cover plate), you know, the one many =
people
>buy a
>crome one and bolt it on.
>the dana has the size on the snout. the nine inch was for the 1/2 ton =
trucks
>and the dana 44 was is the front of the 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks. dana =
60 was
>used in the 3/4 ton trucks in the front of one tons, and the 70 and 80 =
found
>thier way into one tons. if you look at a nine inch, it does not have =
round
>axle tubes but the dana axles do. also the dana 60 and larger rear =
axles are
>genereally full floater axles.
>
>sleddog
>
>----------
>From: DC Beatty[SMTP:104452.1362 CompuServe.COM]
>Sent: Thursday, July 03, 1997 12:10 AM
>To: 'FORD TRUCKS'
>Subject: 9 inch rear end
>
>I have a Dana 3.54:1 limited slip diff. in my truck. Is this considered =
a 9"?
>Also, isn't this also named a "spicer 44" or something? How does a =
person
>distinguish a 9" from looking at it?
>
>Thanks. I've been real curious about this for a long time.
>
>DC Beatty
>1967 F-100 352
>1974 Maverick 302
>
>
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Date: Fri, 04 Jul 1997 10:44:22 -0400
From: Tkaczyk
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: 9 inch rear end
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Speaking Ford only, both the 8" and 9" have center sections that drop
out from the front of the axle. A quick way to tell that you have the 9"
is that the bottom 2 nuts which hold the center section to the axle will
not be accessible with a socket, only accessible with a box or open end
wrench.

Also, my experenciece is that the least expensive way to acquire center
secions (open and posi) is at automotive swap meets/flea markets.

Gary Tkaczyk

55 F100
84 & 85 BroncoII

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Date: Fri, 4 Jul 1997 11:56:41 -0500
From: "Terry R Sherman"
To:
Subject: '76 ford Highboy, Cab Mounts
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I'm not sure how to send mailto this list! Am I right? Do you just reply to
someone on the list!? Jeez, I hope so!

The front cab mounts colapsed on me truck! I got new replacement parts,
but how do I repair it? Any ideas, I have an appointment for monday at a
body shop, they estimated $250 but I think it will increase. Is this to
expensive? PLEASE HELP!

This truck is in excalant condition but the only thing that was wrong with
it when I got it was cab mounts.... I put to much stress on them last
weekend going to find my fishing spot... PLEASE HELP!!!!

Thank You,
Terry Sherman
terbear discover-net.net

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Date: Fri, 4 Jul 1997 13:22:12 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
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> From: chita
> To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
> Subject: Re: Heartstopping brake failure...
> Date: Friday, July 04, 1997 1:27 AM
>
> I'm logging everybody's messages about what might have happened to my
> brakeless Ford today. It's been a few hours now and it still sorta
> passes my life in front of me, if you know what I mean.
>
> I realize now I said left/right when I meant the "big" side of the
master
> cylinder reservoir was full and the other was empty. The big side is on
the
> right if you're standing on the driver side looking in at it.
>
> It took only three ounces of brake fluid to get the brake to stay up. I
> pumped a bunch - and nothing obviously gurgled anywhere. It got too dark
to
> get a good look. I'll try again tomorrow.
>
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