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fordtrucks-digest DigestVolume 97 : Issue 124

Today's Topics:

RE: 460 [Kevin Kemmerer ]
120vac alternator ["Arthur T. Martinez"
Re: Ok here's my theroy.... [Chris North ]
Re: '67 F100 Brakes [Don Grossman ]
Now what do you think? [gusinks ruraltel.net (Clark Gustafs]
Engine swap.. [gusinks ruraltel.net (Clark Gustafs]
Here's where I got the info: [gusinks ruraltel.net (Clark Gustafs]
390 for rebuild [marko helix.net (marko maryniak) ]
Exhausting work... -Reply [BARRY PRICE
Re: 1928 Ford Model A Ragtop Pickup [Andy Klym ]
Re: Engine swap.. [Don Grossman ]
Re: Engine swap.. [William Sabers
Re: 390 for rebuild [John Macnamara ]
Re: disc brake problems... fixed (so [rick adc.com (Rick Larson) ]
53 ford [cecil ]
56 Front Grill Wanted [JSanc82344 aol.com ]
1967 330 engine and 4spd trans ["Lee Hardy" ]
Re: Really good links [KEVIN ]
Heater Box [Paul G ]
Gas Tank Location [Paul G ]
Re: disc brake problems... fixed (so [Ken Payne ]
Re: Gas Tank Location [Chris Kelly ]
Re: Gas Tank Location [SARHOG aol.com ]
FW: 1949 Ford F100 Overheating Probl ["Glenn " ]
Re: Gas Tank Location [MadPoodle aol.com ]
C-6 Trouble ["Rodney S. Richeson"
Re: FW: 1949 Ford F100 Overheating P [Ken Payne ]
Re: C-6 Trouble [William Sabers
Re: Ok here's my theroy.... [Daver ]
Re: FW: 1949 Ford F100 Overheating P [TNickolson aol.com ]

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 00:12:47 -0400
From: Kevin Kemmerer
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sounds like good enough oil pressure to me, and yes, the stock location for the coolent temp is good.
i don't think you have any problems there.

sleddog

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From: Rodney S. Richeson[SMTP:rricheson amxinc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 1997 3:39 PM
To: Ford Mailing List
Subject: 460

Thanks for the advice on a mechanical guage. I installed one tonite and
found out some interesting info. At idle, when warmed up, I have 27-28
psi. At anyhting above 2000 rpm I have 56-58 psi. This sounds to me
like acceptable values to me. I also hooked up the coolant temp guage,
in the stock location, and it stays right at 190 degrees, except when
sitting at a stoplight, it creeps up a little. Am I getting a correct
reading in this location for what is really going on?

thanks again,

Rod

77.5 F-250 4X4
Big Blocks forever


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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 21:15:12 -0700
From: "Arthur T. Martinez"
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Subject: 120vac alternator
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A friend of mine is interested in getting a 120 VAC Alternator that was
used on a Lincoln Limo and was offered as an option on Ford trucks
during 1969-74. The part number of the device in question is: D4SZ10346

Is anyone familiar with this? And if you are could you send me addional
information on how much it costs and where it can be obtained.

Thanks,

Art Martinez

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 23:56:24 -0500 (CDT)
From: Chris North
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
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>Ok I'm running 12:1 + static compression with 108 degrees of valve
>overlap and an advertised duration of 282/294 .020 4 0 advance with
>a start advance of 18 btdc and a full advance at 38 btdc. My heads are
>milled at .060 with 140c/298o valve set pressure.
>
>So how hot should it run?
>
What motor is this in? I would be suprised you could get it to run worth a
& on pump gas. In any case, I would say that it would put out more heat
than a stock engine. Whether or not it would run hotter would depend on
the cooling system.

chris north

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 21:57:35 +0000
From: Don Grossman
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OldTrux aol.com wrote:
>
> I have a '66 F100 4x4 with 4 wheel drum brakes, a single master cyl and no
> power assist. I heard that the '67 F100 has a dual master cyl.

Yup.
> Will it bolt right in place of my old single master cyl?

Yup.
> If I want to add power assist, do I need anything other than the vacuum unit (like a
> mounting bracket, etc)?

Yup. The bracket can come off the donor truck.

And if you want to go to front disk. You just add the proportioning
valve and disk brake master cylinder.

--
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: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 01:33:53 -0500
From: gusinks ruraltel.net (Clark Gustafson)
To: "Ford Truck Mailing List"
Subject: Now what do you think?
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I know its hard to believe but it worked. First thing I did in the morning
before I got it "power-flushed" was go to the parts store and buy a bottle
of Permatex Cooling System Flush, this is a good flush for the entire
system and not one of those "fast flushes" like Prestones. I added it with
water and ran the engine for about a half hour, then flushed it with water.
Later that day I took the truck over to get it power-flushed, all the way
over it ran at 250-260 degrees without the thermostat ( you have to take it
out for the procedure ). He took the top rad hose off the rad and put a
cone shaped nossel much the same as a powerwasher in it and put a downspout
hose on the rad where the other came off. Then he blasted it with 150# of
water and air, it shot stuff out of the hose like I ain't never seen, he
looked inside the radiator, then put the hoses back and filled it with
water (plain water) and said " well your done." I was very doubtful but
what could I say. It cost me $20. I drove home and the darn thing didn't
hardly make it up to 235-240 all the way. NOW YOU TELL ME?! I have to
confess that I am still amazed. I also have to confess that he did mention
that some of my problem was that when I ordered my new radiator I should
have gotten a three-row instead of the two row and that if I have any more
problems that this would be the cause, otherwise I should be good to go. I
will let you all mole on this for a while, but rest assured I am right
there with you, who would have thought! I live by my own saying and this
is no exception : "Live and Learn or Die Try' in" Take Care and Thanks!!!
Griz

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 01:37:34 -0500
From: gusinks ruraltel.net (Clark Gustafson)
To: "Ford Truck Mailing List"
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I have a 1979 with a 300 straight six and a C6 tranny, I want to put a 351W
in the truck, what mods or fixes do I need to do. I want to keep the
tranny. Motor mounts? Thanks. Griz

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 01:57:20 -0500
From: gusinks ruraltel.net (Clark Gustafson)
To: "Ford Truck Mailing List"
Subject: Here's where I got the info:
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Okay guys this is where I got my info, so you go to this site and then tell
me what you all think : http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.magick.net/~unique/coolsyst.htm . I
didn't use this stuff, though I might try it some day. Good Luck and happy
discussing! Griz

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 23:50:18 -0700
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: 390 for rebuild
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Hey guys, esp sleddog, daver, anyone else knowledgable:

I am looking at buying an engine and building it for my 71 f2504x4,
currently 360 powered. I have a Holley 6919 4bbl with vac 2daries on it,
and a dual exhaust of 2.25", new 3 core rad, clutch fan, NP435 4 speed,
NP205 transfer case, Dana 60 rear with ltd slip (spins 2 on straight).

I saw the following ad in the local paper:

>67 FORD 390 GT eng, compl less carb, nds rbld $400; 66 lge port GT
heads, C6AE-R $250; right side exh man $75.

Is this a good engine? How can I tell from casting numbers if the heads are
original, if the block is a GT (if that matters), etc? Will the GT heads
have the funny bolt pattern for the exhaust manifolds (3 bolt not 2)? How
much worse will my gas mileage be than the 360? Will it bolt up to my
trans? Is this really a worthwhile endeavor? What things should I look for
in checking the engine out, if any? I know it's a bit of a gamble if the
thing doesn't run but how much of a gamble? What kind of expenses would I
be looking at in terms of a rebuild? If the crank was okay but the block
cracked or the cylinders somehow unusable, could I use my block?

Sorry for all the questions but hopefully you cd educate me a little...

thanks in advance

marko in vancouver
marko helix.net
71 f250 4x4

ps. If these heads are useful to somebody you can let me know

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 07:27:46 -0400
From: BARRY PRICE
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Subject: Exhausting work... -Reply
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I have had several custom pipes made for my trucks and have had
excellent luck. In most cases I would have more trust with the custom
pipes over the factory pipes.

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 08:02:20 -0700
From: Andy Klym
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 1928 Ford Model A Ragtop Pickup
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Hi'

I am currently trying to rebuild a 1928 Ford Model A Ragtop Pickup,
if anyone can provide me with any info what so ever (I'm in the dark
right now ) it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Andy

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 08:09:47 +0000
From: Don Grossman
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Clark Gustafson wrote:
>
> I have a 1979 with a 300 straight six and a C6 tranny, I want to put a 351W
> in the truck, what mods or fixes do I need to do. I want to keep the
> tranny. Motor mounts? Thanks. Griz
>

If you want to keep the same tranny you will have to look at the 351C.
It uses the same bellhousing pattern as the 300 six.

Take a look at the lists links page. There is a great link to a page
all about engines.
--
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: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 11:34:53 -0500 (CDT)
From: William Sabers
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On Wed, 23 Jul 1997, Don Grossman wrote:

> Clark Gustafson wrote:
> >
> > I have a 1979 with a 300 straight six and a C6 tranny, I want to put a 351W
> > in the truck, what mods or fixes do I need to do. I want to keep the
> > tranny. Motor mounts? Thanks. Griz
> >
>
> If you want to keep the same tranny you will have to look at the 351C.
> It uses the same bellhousing pattern as the 300 six.

The 351Cleveland uses the same small-block bolt pattern as the 351 Windsor
and the 302 series of motors... so it should work. I know because in my
69 mustang it had a 74 351 Windsor a 73 Cleveland and the current 351 Boss
(the latter being a Cleveland block)

Wsabers


>
> Take a look at the lists links page. There is a great link to a page
> all about engines.
> --
> Don Grossman

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 10:47:39 -0700
From: John Macnamara
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 390 for rebuild
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marko maryniak wrote:
>
> Hey guys, esp sleddog, daver, anyone else knowledgable:
>
> I am looking at buying an engine and building it for my 71 f2504x4,
> currently 360 powered. I have a Holley 6919 4bbl with vac 2daries on it,
> and a dual exhaust of 2.25", new 3 core rad, clutch fan, NP435 4 speed,
> NP205 transfer case, Dana 60 rear with ltd slip (spins 2 on straight).
>
> I saw the following ad in the local paper:
>
> >67 FORD 390 GT eng, compl less carb, nds rbld $400; 66 lge port GT
> heads, C6AE-R $250; right side exh man $75.
>
> Is this a good engine? How can I tell from casting numbers if the heads are
> original, if the block is a GT (if that matters), etc? Will the GT heads
> have the funny bolt pattern for the exhaust manifolds (3 bolt not 2)? How
> much worse will my gas mileage be than the 360? Will it bolt up to my
> trans? Is this really a worthwhile endeavor? What things should I look for
> in checking the engine out, if any? I know it's a bit of a gamble if the
> thing doesn't run but how much of a gamble? What kind of expenses would I
> be looking at in terms of a rebuild? If the crank was okay but the block
> cracked or the cylinders somehow unusable, could I use my block?
>
> Sorry for all the questions but hopefully you cd educate me a little...
>
> thanks in advance
>
> marko in vancouver
> marko helix.net
> 71 f250 4x4
>
> ps. If these heads are useful to somebody you can let me know
>
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Marko: The GT motor definitely has the three bolt pattern on the
exhaust port. The heads should have a casting number ofC7AE A and the
heads on your motor should have a casting number of C8AE B. The casting
number on the GT block should be C6ME for years 66-76. A later block
would have a C8AE casting number. Obviously this block would bolt up to
your trans just fine.

Most people in the list seem to prefer the 390 over the 360 and they
seem to think the mileage difference is neglible.

Whether the engine is in good shape, only a tear down could tell. You
might check to see how much sludge is in the engine to find out if it
was well taken care of.

Good luck!

John MacNamara

78 F250 4X4 Supercab
67 GT500
66 427 Corvette

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 13:08:47 -0500 (CDT)
From: rick adc.com (Rick Larson)
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: disc brake problems... fixed (sort of)
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Ken writes:

[snip]

> ...I now know from experience that you cannot put
> off the addition of the proportion valve until a later date.

How about doing a FAQ write up (with pix) for the web site?
This *might* eliminate the mis-mounted calipers and "let's
add the proportioning valve next week" mistakes.

I'd be glad to help with proof reading, html editing, ...

I haven't done the conversion on my F100 but have done it on
my Mustang so I kind of know about the issues. If you want
to read about *that* conversion, point your web browser to:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.vintage-mustang.com/topics/faq/drumtodisk.html

rick
'66 Mustang (nice firm front disc brakes)
'71 F100 *Custom* daily driver (cracked right front drum, leaking
wheel cylinders, *new* master cylinder, ...)
--
Rick Larson rick adc.com
Minneapolis

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 15:44:28 -0400
From: cecil
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: 53 ford
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I am looking for the original color of my 53 ford pick-up.
it say's x40 on the plate, but I can't find a match for the x40.
any info. would be appreciated.

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 18:55:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: JSanc82344 aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
cc: JSanc82344 aol.com
Subject: 56 Front Grill Wanted
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Does anybody know where I can find a used front grill for my other 56 F-100
project truck. It currently has a 53 grill which is in good condition but I
will like to have the original look. Any help will be appreciated.

Joe

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 19:49:06 -0400
From: "Lee Hardy"
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I just got a sweet running 67 330ci engine and 4spd trans in a parts deal,
and I have no need for them. I do only flatheads, and so if anyone will
make a sensible offer for them, they are yours. I am located in N.E.
Connecticut. Thanks, Lee

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 19:11:21 -0500
From: KEVIN
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Really good links
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Hey Ken in a letter you wrote awhile back you had some links.Well my
question is do you or anyone else know of some good truck panel
replacement distribution company's?I would appreciate any info,I live
inDFW Texas anything close?

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 20:17:36 -0700
From: Paul G
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Heater Box
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Has anyone ever upgraded their heater box in a 53-56? I would like to
do so, but don't know if there is any kind of interchange book, etc. for
this part.

I can't afford the $850 units; common sense tells me something from the
junk yard will work, but it's hard to tear into them there.

Regards, Paul G.

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 20:18:59 -0700
From: Paul G
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Gas Tank Location
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I know this sounds like a silly question, but does anyone have a theory
as to why Ford put the gas tanks on the inside of the frame rail,
instead of outside, like the pickups?

Paul G.

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 20:55:43 -0400
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: disc brake problems... fixed (sort of)
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At 01:08 PM 7/23/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Ken writes:
>
>[snip]
>
>> ...I now know from experience that you cannot put
>> off the addition of the proportion valve until a later date.
>
>How about doing a FAQ write up (with pix) for the web site?
>This *might* eliminate the mis-mounted calipers and "let's
>add the proportioning valve next week" mistakes.

I'm working on it right now. Might take a few days as the
list eats up most of my free time in the evenings.


>
>I'd be glad to help with proof reading, html editing, ...

Thanks, I'll file this away for when it's done.

>
>I haven't done the conversion on my F100 but have done it on
>my Mustang so I kind of know about the issues. If you want
>to read about *that* conversion, point your web browser to:
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.vintage-mustang.com/topics/faq/drumtodisk.html
>
>rick
>'66 Mustang (nice firm front disc brakes)
>'71 F100 *Custom* daily driver (cracked right front drum, leaking
>wheel cylinders, *new* master cylinder, ...)
>--
>Rick Larson rick adc.com
>Minneapolis
>

I've checked out the page. Not bad! You want a link to your
pages on our links page?

-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,
fordtrucks80up lofcom.com is the 1980 and newer truck list..
(Email me if you're on the wrong list)

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 20:49:28 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
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Subject: Re: Gas Tank Location
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Paul G wrote:
>
> I know this sounds like a silly question, but does anyone have a theory
> as to why Ford put the gas tanks on the inside of the frame rail,
> instead of outside, like the pickups?
>
> Paul G.
>
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My theory would be that for crash reasons...less likely to be damaged
severely on the insid eof the frame! Remeber the CH*** recall for trucks
catching on fire when hit in the side! Out side the frame gas tank was
the problem!

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 21:35:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: SARHOG aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Gas Tank Location
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My guess is to protect them in the event of an accident, the stock location
on my 67 F-100 pick-up is in the cab, behind the seat.

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Date: Thu, 24 Jul 97 00:48:29 UT
From: "Glenn "
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: FW: 1949 Ford F100 Overheating Problem
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From: Glenn J.Spata[FAX:+1 (908) 925-9223]
Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 1997 10:43 PM
To: 'fordtruck lofcom.com'
Subject: 1949 Ford F100 Overheating Problem

Hello, Please excuse the Caddy57 address, I'm asking this question for my
brother who does not have a computer.

My brother has a '49 F100. He has an overheating problem when he drives at
highway speeds (about 50mph). Around town and even at idle speeds, the engine
runs cool. The engine has been boiled out and rebuilt. Same with the
radiator. He says he has good coolant circulation which he sees when he
removes the radiator cap. He say the radiator is hot to the touch at the top
but cool at the bottom, so coolant temperature is being decreased as it passes
through the radiator. Thermostat has been changed twice. When he drives at
the highway speeds, he can watch the temp gauge climb.

Any suggestions????

Thanks,

Glenn.

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 22:32:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: MadPoodle aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Gas Tank Location
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In a message dated 7/23/97 20:21:49, you wrote:

>why Ford put the gas tanks on the inside of the frame rail,
>
>instead of outside, like the pickups?

To prevent lawsuits like c**** had/ lost ???

Scott

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 19:39:40 +0000
From: "Rodney S. Richeson"
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: C-6 Trouble
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After I put in a new engine, my so called rebuilt tranny is not working
correctly. It will not go forward. It seems to be slipping. Since I put
the new engine in it acts like it takes a second to "spool up", for lack
of a tech term, when you put it in drive. When I sit at a light you
have to give it the gas to get going. Before I remember it wanting to
creep forward, even at idle. It has had plenty of tranny fluid, and
never been abused at all. In reverse the truck will go without any
problems. It has been sitting for the past 7 months. My wife is
impressed with my mechanic'n ability so far.

Thanks,

Rod
77 F-250 "beater"

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 22:47:31 -0400
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: FW: 1949 Ford F100 Overheating Problem
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>----------
>From: Glenn J.Spata[FAX:+1 (908) 925-9223]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 1997 10:43 PM
>To: 'fordtruck lofcom.com'
>Subject: 1949 Ford F100 Overheating Problem
>
>Hello, Please excuse the Caddy57 address, I'm asking this question for my
>brother who does not have a computer.

No problem 'bout the address! Heck, we even have a link to the
Ch*vy Truck list page on our site (they link to us to).

>
>My brother has a '49 F100. He has an overheating problem when he drives at
>highway speeds (about 50mph). Around town and even at idle speeds, the engine
>runs cool. The engine has been boiled out and rebuilt. Same with the
>radiator. He says he has good coolant circulation which he sees when he
>removes the radiator cap. He say the radiator is hot to the touch at the top
>but cool at the bottom, so coolant temperature is being decreased as it passes
>through the radiator. Thermostat has been changed twice. When he drives at
>the highway speeds, he can watch the temp gauge climb.
>
>Any suggestions????
>
>Thanks,
>
>Glenn.
>

Perhaps its running too lean at higher speeds causing the engine to
run hot? Maybe the jets are too small or need cleaning. This problem
wouldn't show up at low speeds as you can richen the mixture somewhat
for low speed with the idle mixture adjustment. I can't think of
anything else on a carburated vehicle that would cause this if coolant
is moving through the system. I'm no expert on this though, perhap
other members have some ideas?

-Ken
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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 22:14:31 -0500 (CDT)
From: William Sabers
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: C-6 Trouble
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Hey Rod!
Have you checked to make sure the tranny is getting enough vaccume
(sp)??? Is the fluid level at the proper level (check it engine warm, and
in park. Is your linkage set properly, sometimes it might be between
drive and neutral....

just my $.02 worth
Wsabers


> After I put in a new engine, my so called rebuilt tranny is not working
> correctly. It will not go forward. It seems to be slipping. Since I put
> the new engine in it acts like it takes a second to "spool up", for lack
> of a tech term, when you put it in drive. When I sit at a light you
> have to give it the gas to get going. Before I remember it wanting to
> creep forward, even at idle. It has had plenty of tranny fluid, and
> never been abused at all. In reverse the truck will go without any
> problems. It has been sitting for the past 7 months. My wife is
> impressed with my mechanic'n ability so far.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rod
> 77 F-250 "beater"
>
>
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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 10:41:46 -0500
From: Daver
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ok here's my theroy....
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