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fordtrucks-digest DigestVolume 97 : Issue 111

Today's Topics:

Re: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals ["George Shepherd"
Re: 360/390 bolt pattern [Don Grossman ]
Re: I don't mean to be repetative bu [Don Grossman ]
Re: Edelbrock 600 carb - C6 kickdown ["Donald R. Screen"
Re: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals ["Terry R Sherman"
Ford Falcon Camper Van [TwoPaw ]
of Y-Blocks and electronic ignition [jtmiller UCSD.EDU (Jon Miller) ]
Re: I don't mean to be repetative bu [marko helix.net (marko maryniak) ]
Re: I don't mean to be repetative bu [Don Grossman ]
Re: Edelbrock 600 carb - C6 kickdown [Ken Payne ]
Re: Ford Falcon Camper Van [Ken Payne ]
Re: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals [Larry Brown
1974 F-100 Ranger XLT supercab [daffin satcom.whit.org (Mike ) ]
Re: Edelbrock 600 carb - C6 kickdown [Don Grossman ]
Re: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals [Larry Brown
Clutch rod bushing [JIM HURD ]
XLT and Camper Special [TACYCBR aol.com ]
RE: AC 56 Ford ["Alexander M. Siu"
Re: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals [SHOman ]
Re: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals [Larry Brown
Re: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals [SHOman ]
Re: 360/390 bolt pattern [sdelanty sonic.net ]
Re: It's pumpkin season [Daver ]
Re: 9 inch rear end [Daver ]
Re: Headers [Daver ]
Re: '76 ford Highboy, Cab Mounts [Daver ]

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 11:19:50 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
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> From: SHOman
> To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
> Subject: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals
> Date: Wednesday, February 05, 1997 10:28 AM
>
> I have the complete 5 volume set from Helms(the ones Ford Use) for the
> 1972 and 1976 Years(had them from my early bronco days)
> I will sell them for $40 a set..76 is Brand NEW! 72 has some dirt on it
> Leave me mail if interested...
> ALSO looking for a 1977 Helms Set

Try the literature section of Hemmings Motor News.

> Joe
> shoman p3.net
>
>
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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 08:24:24 +0000
From: Don Grossman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 360/390 bolt pattern
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Chad Pasma wrote:
>
> I have been following the recent 360/390 threads and found them
> interesting and somewhat amusing.
>
> Just out of curiosity, what transmission bolt pattern do these engines
> have?
> Is it a BB or SB bolt pattern or do the FE engines have one all their
> own?

As far as I know the FE will not match up to any other bellhousing

> Is there anyone out there driving a "built" 360?

Yep. My 390 ;-)
--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

The scene;

Bunch of NASA guys looking at TV monitor.

"Look, A ROCK!"


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 08:33:40 +0000
From: Don Grossman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: I don't mean to be repetative but.....
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Clark Gustafson wrote:
>
> I've found an electronic ignition system from a '79 station wagon 302 cu
> in., I have removed all the components and want to know which wires I am
> hooking up and which I am disreguarding. I have a 73 302 cu in. F-100. Any
> help is wonderful. Thanks for your help. Griz

You will only need three wires when you are done. I opened up the
wiring and removed the ones not needed. The three wires are one to
power the brain box, one to power the coil, and one from the I on the
ignition selinoid to the brain box.

> P.S. I was also wondering whats involved in replacing the 3-speed I have
> now with a 4-speed tranny.....easy moderate or hard? Thanks again. Take
> Care

Easy but heavy. Basicly you pull the old trany out, and cut a hole in
the floor for the shift tower, install four speed tranny and hook up the
drive shaft. When you replace the transmission x-member you will have
to move it back about 1". There should already be holes in the frame
for these. There was in the 72 frames.
--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

The scene;

Bunch of NASA guys looking at TV monitor.

"Look, A ROCK!"


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 12:14:16 -0500
From: "Donald R. Screen"
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Edelbrock 600 carb - C6 kickdown
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Mark Tanner wrote:

> Now the only problem I have is understanding why the kickdown rod
> is there at all. My truck seems to shift down fine on the modulator
> alone and I can't find any references on what the purpose of the
> kickdown is, or how to adjust it. Can anyone help me there?

Mark,
My books say the purpose of the kickdown rod is to downshift the
transmission at higher throttle settings...(something like that, may be
more to it, like under load, going uphill). There is so much slop
in that kickdown rod that I wonder if my works at all too. Turns out
I don't have to been the kickdown rod to get it too hook up, but I do
have to do something with that throttle linkage rod. It is rubbing on
the transmission kickdown rod. Will let you know how I get it resolved.

Don

PS. I paid a visit to "Super Shops" here in Richardson Texas yesterday.
First time there...I was in heaven....all the go fast goodies you could
think of and parts that I had been searching for that when queried the
guys
at Pep Boys and Auto Zone just gave me blank stares. Carb spacers,
Mallory,
Accel, Holley, Edelbrock, cat back systems, complete hipo motors, valve
covers,
etc. Made the performance section of Pep Boys look awfully small.
It was a pleasant change of pace to ask modification questions and get a
decent response from the counter folks. Customer service at that store
was
excellent also. I think Pep Boys loses a ton of business by always
understaffing
the checkout registers. They should have some floor sales people
available also.

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 12:26:41 -0500
From: "Terry R Sherman"
To:
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I have a '76 Ford Truck, does it cover the truck or the bronco???

Thank You,
Terry Sherman
terbear discover-net.net

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> From: SHOman
> To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
> Subject: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals
> Date: Wednesday, February 05, 1997 10:28 AM
>
> I have the complete 5 volume set from Helms(the ones Ford Use) for the
> 1972 and 1976 Years(had them from my early bronco days)
> I will sell them for $40 a set..76 is Brand NEW! 72 has some dirt on it
> Leave me mail if interested...
> ALSO looking for a 1977 Helms Set
> Joe
> shoman p3.net
>
>
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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 14:25:49 -0400
From: TwoPaw
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Ford Falcon Camper Van
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Hi I know this is not realy the right group but I hope you can help.
I have a 63 Falcon Van. It looks like a EconoLine except it has a
raised roof(about 2 feet) and extended ass end(about 3 Ft.). It has
propane hook ups with a refridgerator and fernice. It also has a bed
and bunk bed, and has a sink. Does any one know any thing about this?
BTW it runs and I drive it often, it has 62,000 origanal miles on it.

thanks

twopaw vgernet.net

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 14:19:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: jtmiller UCSD.EDU (Jon Miller)
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com (Ford Trucks List)
Subject: of Y-Blocks and electronic ignition conversions...
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Steve Delanty wrote...
----
The Y-block family were motors of little notability. Durable enough, I guess.
Powerful, not particularly although they could be hot rodded to an extent...
[...]
The Y-block family. Old. 1954-1962? 232cid, 292, 312, and maybe others.
Extended block skirts give this motor it's name. Distributor in the back, [...]
----

My $0.02...

I find it kind of difficult to think the engine family that moved the
'55-'57 T-Birds, as well as a host of other mid-fifities to early-sixties
Fords around (cars 'til '62, trucks up to '64) could be "of little
notability." Yes, the base Y-Blocks are a bit weak-kneed, but then most of
us (including myself) have not driven a supercharged "F-code" 312 '57
T-Bird. I feel the engine has a classic solidity to it, not to mention a
classic exhaust note.

The distributor-in-the-back configuration (same as many Ch**y small-block
engines) is definitely a pain in the rear come point-fiddlin' time. Seven
years ago I installed in my truck an electronic ignition retrofit kit made
by Allison; consisting of an interruptor wheel that slips over the
distributor cam, a sensor that mounts where the points normally reside, and
a small controller box to integrate the whole mess together (if I remember
correctly, it worked with many varieties of Ford V-8s with single-point
distributors from the fifties through the seventies). In one fell swoop I
gained a couple MPG from my old beast while doing away with one of the more
onerous aspects of life with a Y-Block, adjusting the points. I don't know
if a kit like the Allison is still being made, but it is definitely worth
some consideration by those considering an electronic ignition conversion
for their truck.

Jon Miller -+- jtmiller ucsd.edu

'64 F-100 shortbed, 292-cid V-8, Warner T-98E four-speed.

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 17:09:53 -0700
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: I don't mean to be repetative but.....
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>Clark Gustafson wrote:
>>
>> I've found an electronic ignition system from a '79 station wagon 302 cu
>> in., I have removed all the components and want to know which wires I am
>> hooking up and which I am disreguarding. I have a 73 302 cu in. F-100. Any
>> help is wonderful. Thanks for your help. Griz
>
>You will only need three wires when you are done. I opened up the
>wiring and removed the ones not needed. The three wires are one to
>power the brain box, one to power the coil, and one from the I on the
>ignition selinoid to the brain box.
>
>> P.S. I was also wondering whats involved in replacing the 3-speed I have
>> now with a 4-speed tranny.....easy moderate or hard? Thanks again. Take
>> Care
>
>Easy but heavy. Basicly you pull the old trany out, and cut a hole in
>the floor for the shift tower, install four speed tranny and hook up the
>drive shaft. When you replace the transmission x-member you will have
>to move it back about 1". There should already be holes in the frame
>for these. There was in the 72 frames.
>--
>Don Grossman
>duckdon pacific.net
>
>The scene;
>
>Bunch of NASA guys looking at TV monitor.
>
>"Look, A ROCK!"
>
>
Hey,

In the 67-72's, there was a cover plate over the center of the cab floor.
Depending on whether or not you had an auto, manual, or 4x4, the plate had
holes pre-cut.

Maybe you can just find yourself a cover plate to match if the 73's came
that way too, rather than cutting yr old one.


marko in vancouver
marko helix.net
71 f250 4x4

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 16:35:04 +0000
From: Don Grossman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: I don't mean to be repetative but.....
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marko maryniak wrote:

> Hey,
>
> In the 67-72's, there was a cover plate over the center of the cab floor.
> Depending on whether or not you had an auto, manual, or 4x4, the plate had
> holes pre-cut.
>
> Maybe you can just find yourself a cover plate to match if the 73's came
> that way too, rather than cutting yr old one.
>
> marko in vancouver
> marko helix.net
> 71 f250 4x4

That cover plate will fit 65-79. I have one from a 77 which I was going
to use on a 65 but It should also fit my 63. I will have to pull the
carpet and see.
--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

The scene;

Bunch of NASA guys looking at TV monitor.

"Look, A ROCK!"


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 20:53:59 -0400
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Edelbrock 600 carb - C6 kickdown
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At 12:14 PM 7/11/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Mark Tanner wrote:
>
>> Now the only problem I have is understanding why the kickdown rod
>> is there at all. My truck seems to shift down fine on the modulator
>> alone and I can't find any references on what the purpose of the
>> kickdown is, or how to adjust it. Can anyone help me there?
>
>Mark,
> My books say the purpose of the kickdown rod is to downshift the
>transmission at higher throttle settings...(something like that, may be
>more to it, like under load, going uphill). There is so much slop
>in that kickdown rod that I wonder if my works at all too. Turns out
>I don't have to been the kickdown rod to get it too hook up, but I do
>have to do something with that throttle linkage rod. It is rubbing on
>the transmission kickdown rod. Will let you know how I get it resolved.
>
>Don
>

I ran my 390 without the kickdown for a while. It shifted down
when you gave it gas. But after the kickdown was installed
it when from "go" to "get up and go in a hurry." It makes a
big difference, especially when passing someone or putting
a Miata owner in his place.

-Ken
List Administrator, 1967 Ford F100, 390FE V8
Our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
(subscribe/unsubscribe forms on the web site)
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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 20:59:39 -0400
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ford Falcon Camper Van
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At 02:25 PM 7/11/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi I know this is not realy the right group but I hope you can help.
>I have a 63 Falcon Van. It looks like a EconoLine except it has a
>raised roof(about 2 feet) and extended ass end(about 3 Ft.). It has
>propane hook ups with a refridgerator and fernice. It also has a bed
>and bunk bed, and has a sink. Does any one know any thing about this?
>BTW it runs and I drive it often, it has 62,000 origanal miles on it.
>
>thanks
>
>twopaw vgernet.net
>

I know it seems weird, but actually the Falcon van is covered
in this group, as are Rancheros (we even have an Austrailian
member with an Aussie 68? Falcon UTE Ranchero). I was kinda
"bunchy" when we started the list and didn't include mini-vans,
I know it seems bass ackwards. Anyways, what type of information
are you looking for?

-Ken
List Administrator, 1967 Ford F100, 390FE V8
Our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
(subscribe/unsubscribe forms on the web site)
fordtrucks lofcom.com is the 1979 and older truck list,
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(Email me if you're on the wrong list)

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 20:06:08 -0500
From: Larry Brown
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals
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I am interested in the '72 set if you still have them. Please let me know
how you want payment and where to send it.

Thanks
Larry

At 10:28 AM 2/5/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I have the complete 5 volume set from Helms(the ones Ford Use) for the
>1972 and 1976 Years(had them from my early bronco days)
>I will sell them for $40 a set..76 is Brand NEW! 72 has some dirt on it
>Leave me mail if interested...
>ALSO looking for a 1977 Helms Set
>Joe
>shoman p3.net
>
>
>____________________________________________________________________
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>
>

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 19:09:01 -0600
From: daffin satcom.whit.org (Mike )
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: 1974 F-100 Ranger XLT supercab
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I have recenntly purchased a 1974 Ford F100 Ranger XLT supercab.. I
love this truck... I am looking for some technical specs for it and some
pictures of the way the truck should look as well as the accessories so that
I may restore it to the original condition..

Mike.

Also recently I had to have the transmission repaired.. but I found an
excellent place to have it done in colorado springs..

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 17:17:24 +0000
From: Don Grossman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Edelbrock 600 carb - C6 kickdown
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Howdy


Not to get off topic but I think I just strted my Chrismas list. I
started looking ad Edelbrock's web site and it is loaded with
information. I was looking at Carbs and intakes and ran into the Heads
section. I thought "Heads I didn't think of heads." So I checked them
out. I than ran accross the "Bauxite Bomber". After about 20 minutes
of drool.... I want'em... Please Santa
--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

The scene;

Bunch of NASA guys looking at TV monitor.

"Look, A ROCK!"


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 20:35:40 -0500
From: Larry Brown
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals
Message-Id:
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I am interested in the '72 set if you still have them. Please let me know
how you want payment and where to send it.

Thanks
Larry

At 10:28 AM 2/5/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I have the complete 5 volume set from Helms(the ones Ford Use) for the
>1972 and 1976 Years(had them from my early bronco days)
>I will sell them for $40 a set..76 is Brand NEW! 72 has some dirt on it
>Leave me mail if interested...
>ALSO looking for a 1977 Helms Set
>Joe
>shoman p3.net
>
>
>____________________________________________________________________
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>
>
>

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 22:44:40 -0500 (EST)
From: JIM HURD
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Clutch rod bushing
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So today I took apart all the clutch rod linkages and the clutch
equalizer bar (aka clutch cross shaft) for cleaning and lubrication.
I found that the felt washer on the outboard end of the clutch
equalizer bar has disintegrated and the plastic bushing that is used
where the clutch rod (that drops down through the floor boards) connects
to the equalizer bar is also shot. Is the Ford Dealer the only source
for these parts? Anybody seen them anyplace else?

TIA
Jim in Central NY
'79 F-150 (302!)
'92 Topaz (3.0l)

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 22:56:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: TACYCBR aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: XLT and Camper Special
Message-ID:

How much difference is there in Ranger XLT and Camper Special. Is there a
whole lot or is it in the suspenson and gears. I also heard the radiators
were a little bit heavy dutier. Did Ford offer a F-150 Camper Special. Were
the Explorer trucks built heavy also.



78 F-100 351C CJ
79 F-100 300 I-6

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Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 00:16:57 -0500 (EST)
From: "Alexander M. Siu"
To: jsanc82344 aol.com
Cc: Ford List
Subject: RE: AC 56 Ford
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I know know how out of sight you want for an AC sys in a 56' 100. For one
Heater controls are not goint to work w/ your AC. I would recommend
installing an under dash unit, that contains all the controls and blower.
It is not that bad looking, but it beats butchering your dash, firewall
and duct work. BTW, what kind of GM compressor do you have? R4? do you
have the mounting brackets? I will have to look up the ads in my magazine
collections to see the companies who still make universal AC kits. You
should be OK w/ $1K These universal kits should not cost more than that.
The best part is that they runs on R134A. Your older compressor may not
be able to withstand the higher pressure of the R-134. Any GM's AC
Harrison compressor made after 1991 would work. If you have one before
that, just save it for core.

As far as Plumming for the system, if you have gotten most of the stuff
in, you can get barrier type hose easily for any hose asmb. shop. and the
fittings too. Once again, I recommand a ready made system to save time
and headache.

I'll save your address and as soon as I can find one of these place, I'll
let you know.

-=ALEX Siu=-

ASIU UBMail.UBalt.EDU
(410) 828-0273

Alexander M. Siu, CPAFrankford Shell

VOICE: (410) 832-8894VOICE: (410) 488-2513
(800) ALEX-168 (800) 939-2513
FAX: (410) 832-8895FAX: (410) 488-4574

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Date: Thu, 06 Feb 1997 01:00:57 -0500
From: SHOman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals
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Larry,
I need a zip code so i can see what shipping will cost
Thanks
Joe

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Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 00:04:54 -0500
From: Larry Brown
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals
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Joe

My zip is 71104

Larry
At 01:00 AM 2/6/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Larry,
> I need a zip code so i can see what shipping will cost
>Thanks
>Joe
>
>
>____________________________________________________________________
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>
>
>

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Date: Thu, 06 Feb 1997 01:20:33 -0500
From: SHOman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 72 & 76 SHOP Manuals
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Larry,
shipping will be $8.00 without a COD tag if you want it sent COD the
cost was $12.75....If you want to skip the COD send me a check for the
$48 to
Joe DeLaurentis
826 Avenue F
Langhorne, PA 19047
Thanks
Joe

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 22:50:50 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 360/390 bolt pattern
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>Just out of curiosity, what transmission bolt pattern do these engines
>have?
>Is it a BB or SB bolt pattern or do the FE engines have one all their
>own?

I'm pretty sure that FE have their own unique pattern.


>Is there anyone out there driving a "built" 360?

Sure. The first major performance step is to drop a 390 crank in it... (-;

All the same performance tricks that apply to 390 also apply to 360,
but the 390's extra 0.28" stroke sure does make a big difference.!
The longer stroke also helps bring up the compression, something
the 360 is usually a little short on anyway.
Early 352 heads will also boost the compression. Most 352's had higher
compression than a 360.
I've got a set of C1EA heads (off a 352) I need to clean up.
If they aren't damaged they are goin on my 390 one of these days.
Better ports and smaller combustion chambers than my D3TE truck heads...

Happy motoring,

Steve Delanty

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

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 13:36:37 -0500
From: Daver
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sdelanty sonic.net wrote:
>
> >sdelanty sonic.net wrote:
> >>
> >> My 31-spline limited-slip 9" rearaxle is starting to quietly ask for help,
> >> and the limited slip clutches have been gone for awhile now so I think it's
> >> about time to pull the pumpkin out and rebuild it.
> >>
> >> Has anyone out there done this lately?
>
> Daver replies:
>
> >I generally pay a good shop to do this because they can set the lash and
> >preload the crush sleeve better than I.
>
> Naw, I can't pay a shop to do it... It's against my religion.
> I pay a shop to fix flat tires, but that's about it.
> I trust Me to work on my vehicles, but few else.
> Besides, I like to know how...
>
> I've got a dial indicator with mag base, a solvent tank, and some
> machinist's blue
> dye and a 9" don't look like brain surgery.
>
> What's this here "crush sleeve" You speak of? I don't see it in my 'sploded
> diagram.
>
> Happy motoring,
>
>
> Steve Delanty
>
> 1971 F100 shortbox, FE390, T-18 4-speed
>
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the crush sleve is in the pinion assembly it is what takes up the slack
so the gear lash can be set. I have done this before I guess old age is
setting in there are just some things I do not like fooling with
anymore. If I take the third member out and take it to a good shop and
let them set it up then it peals the teeth off the ring gear because the
lash is incorrect then it is thiers and I am not out anything.

Molater

Daver

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 13:49:58 -0500
From: Daver
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With no intent on starting flames, the 9" and the 8" are both removable
chunks and look alot alike. The seperator is the ring gear the 8" is
+/- 7 3/4" DIA. and the 9" ring is 8 3/4" DIA.

The Maveric could very well be a 9"; but with a C4 I'd bet on an 8".
The actually put 9" in some saller V8 cars but not many, mostly stangs.
The 9" was manly used is large cars typically with big blocks (tork
motors) because they are Darn near imposible to tear up.

Molater

Daver

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Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 13:57:23 -0500
From: Daver
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> Do you think they will fit a 63 with a transplanted 390? Current
> hedders are leaky and interfear with the front drive shaft. I am also
> thinking of adding an Edelbrock Performer intake and going down to a 600....


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