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fordtrucks-digest DigestVolume 97 : Issue 150

Today's Topics:

RE: RE: Holley 4BBL questions. AT ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: Intro letter ["James A. Doty" ]
Re: 460 Maximum Compression Ratio? [John Macnamara ]
Re: Intro letter ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Re: 460 Maximum Compression Ratio? ["Gary, 78 BBB" ]
Time & money (was: Re: 460 Maximum C [Kevin Lindstedt
RE: 460 Maximum Compression Ratio? [Kevin Kemmerer ]
RE: Fuel Cell Advice [Kevin Kemmerer ]
Re: carburetor question [marko helix.net (marko maryniak) ]
stinky [marko helix.net (marko maryniak) ]
Re: Ford VIN info received [marko helix.net (marko maryniak) ]
Re: Intro letter ["James A. Doty" ]
C6 trans shift arm [Paul G ]
Old hubcaps [Paul G ]
Re: Advance curves? [Mike Schwall ]
Re: Re: 460 Maximum Compression Rat [MadPoodle aol.com ]
fat fendered fords [WWWYN aol.com ]
Snap-On Gas analyzer ["Alexander M. Siu"
RE: AC installation ["Alexander M. Siu"
Re: fordtrucks-digest Digest V97 #14 [John Gillespie
Re: paint colors for '63 [Pengy67 aol.com ]


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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 10:15:19 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
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Subject: RE: RE: Holley 4BBL questions. ATTN: marko in vancouver
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> From: Keith Srb
> Subject: RE: RE: Holley 4BBL questions. ATTN: marko in vancouver
> Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 15:08:05 -0700

> Yes I flipped the cover back over. It still has the same symptoms,
> but to a lesser degree. By that I mean I still can't stick my foot
> through the floor board with it out it bogging down, only now if I
> hold it to the floor, it will pick up a speed faster than it did
> when I had the cover flipped over.

Ok, by factory equiped do you mean a universal 4160 with specific
calibration for that vehicle, that is the modular type with removable
float bowls, metering blocks etc.. or the factory version with cast,
one piece body like the 4110's?

If it's the modular version, 4160 I may be able to offer some tips,
some of which have already been proposed by others already.

-- Gary Peters --

(Mine)78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6
(Mine)78 Bronco, 4wd, 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
(Daughter's)92 Tempo
(Daughter's)92 T-Bird
(Wife's)94 T-Bird
(Son's)90 F-150, I6
(Son's)76 Blue Bird School bus
All mine to work on, maintain etc..

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 08:01:59 -0700
From: "James A. Doty"
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Hi Dave:

I'm not in the same class as yourself but between us my girlfriend and I
have a '75 E-150 half ton shorty with 302/C6, '78 E-150 half ton with
351W/C6, and a '79 E-250 3/4 ton with 351W/C6.

I really like the Econonline pickups though. They're pretty unusual.

At 08:37 AM 8/9/97 -0500, you wrote:

>65 Falcon convertible. I am working on my own 63 Econoline PU. Are there
>any other Econoliners out there??? I'm in Baldwin, IL., just 45 miles SSE
>of St. Louis. Does anyone know what happened to the Econo Club? One day I
>was a member, the next day they disappeared. Happy motoring
>
>Dave Niehaus
>Baldwin, IL
>63 Econoline PU
>
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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 08:11:03 -0700
From: John Macnamara
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Gary, 78 BBB wrote:

>
> If I run static compression of 12:1 and put overlap in the cam to
> make up for it a low speeds so I can use the power at rpms which I'll
> never see I'm throwing fuel economy down the drain right? OTOH if I
> go totally for low end torque with no overlap my compression drops to
> maybe 9:1 which is good for economy at low speeds but now the stupid
> thing can't breathe above 2500 rpm right? Since I'm talking daily
> driver and utility and play toy in that order and since I like to
> feel a little punch now and then my goal is to have my cake and eat
> it too. If I can gain a few more rpms at the top and even pick up a
> few at the bottom while improving my economy I will have paid for the
> extra expense of the roller in spades don't you think? Am I
> dreaming? Did I miss an important point which rains on my little
> parade? Let me know if I'm off center here please?
>
> -- Gary Peters --

Gary: I built a 460 for my truck using a Crane 260 duration cam that
pulls from off idle all the way up into the 4000 rpm range. In fact
when it was dynoed the guy said it put out 50 more horsepower than a
Dodge V10 at 80 MPH. I think your under estimatating the cams that are
available today.

Just my .02

Thanks!

John MacNamara

78 F250 4X4 Supercab
67 GT500
66 427 Corvette
>
> (Mine)78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6
> (Mine)78 Bronco, 4wd, 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
> (Daughter's)92 Tempo
> (Daughter's)92 T-Bird
> (Wife's)94 T-Bird
> (Son's)90 F-150, I6
> (Son's)76 Blue Bird School bus
> All mine to work on, maintain etc..
>
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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 11:26:43 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
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> Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 08:01:59 -0700
> From: "James A. Doty"
> Subject: Re: Intro letter

> >65 Falcon convertible. I am working on my own 63 Econoline PU.
> >Are there any other Econoliners out there??? I'm in Baldwin, IL.,

I had a 73 E-300 with 302 (what a dog!) which I liked but it had no
power, then I converted a 75 E-150 shorty to 4x4 and put 351C, 429
and 460 engines in it before the body fell appart and I junked it
out. I really did love that truck but I'm no good with sheet metal
and didn't have the ambition to fix it up. Still have the power
train tho for another project some day.

-- Gary Peters --

(Mine)78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6
(Mine)78 Bronco, 4wd, 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
(Daughter's)92 Tempo
(Daughter's)92 T-Bird
(Wife's)94 T-Bird
(Son's)90 F-150, I6
(Son's)76 Blue Bird School bus
All mine to work on, maintain etc..

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 12:17:57 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
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Subject: Re: 460 Maximum Compression Ratio?
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> Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 08:11:03 -0700
> From: John Macnamara
> Subject: Re: 460 Maximum Compression Ratio?

> than a Dodge V10 at 80 MPH. I think your under estimatating the
> cams that are available today.

Yeah, I know I could get one to do a good job, the tech aspect isn't
as high as a roller tho :-) I've always wanted to try one just to
see what it's like but it seems I'm the only person in the world who
thinks it's a good idea since there aren't very many options off the
shelf. I saw lots of options for the lesser (IMHO) 351M/400 which
had the characteristics I wanted but none for the 460 so far. It
doesn't really matter anyway, I have a wife and daughter and will
probabely never get enough money together in one place to get it done
anyway :-( Building pole barns and saving for weddings and fixing up
the house seem to take up all my time and money and the poor bronco
is rotting away faster than I can fix it :-(

-- Gary Peters --

(Mine)78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6
(Mine)78 Bronco, 4wd, 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
(Daughter's)92 Tempo
(Daughter's)92 T-Bird
(Wife's)94 T-Bird
(Son's)90 F-150, I6
(Son's)76 Blue Bird School bus
All mine to work on, maintain etc..

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 11:34:08 -0500
From: Kevin Lindstedt
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Time & money (was: Re: 460 Maximum Compression Ratio?)
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Gary Peters wrote:


>doesn't really matter anyway, I have a wife and daughter and will
>probabely never get enough money together in one place to get it done
>anyway :-( Building pole barns and saving for weddings and fixing up
>the house seem to take up all my time and money and the poor bronco
>is rotting away faster than I can fix it :-(
>
Amen!
As a fellow midwesterner (Indiana) I know all too well what you mean about
rotting away fast. Funny too, how wives don't appreciate how important it
is to fix up the truck. :-) My daughter is only 4 so I have a while to
save for the weddings, tho.

Kevin
1978 F150 Ranger Lariat 460/C6

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 13:22:40 -0400
From: Kevin Kemmerer
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what you want to do isn't that hard. a cam of about 280 adv. duration =
and .525 to .535 lift 108 lobe center straight up installed, assuming a =
rocker ratio of 1.73, will give you more than 500 lbsft from 1500 to =
5500, and over 500 ponies around 5000-6000 rpm. many assumptions made =
here, including a 10 to 12:1 compression. i think that that is grunt =
down low and a rush on top!

9:1 will breathe just fine anywhere, but the difference is this. each =
compression point is about (this is an estimate!) 4% change in power. =
take it for what is is worth.

sleddog

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Subject: Re: 460 Maximum Compression Ratio?

> Date: Thu, 07 Aug 1997 05:52:46 -0500
> From: Daver
> Subject: Re: 460 Maximum Compression Ratio?

> > cams would go a long way toward my goal since they keep the valves
> > open longer with the same ramp to ramp duration spec etc. I could
> > use less overlap and still get the high rpm I need and keep lower
>=20
> better with a flat tappit / solid and you need to remember the
> overlap is a contributor to compression drop between static and
> dynamic.

That's exactly my point. Because rollers ramp quicker and have a=20
flatter lobe shape on top I get better filling which means better=20
efficiency with more or less stock overlaps and durations or I can=20
use higher lift and maintain stock over lap etc. which gives me=20
better filling at all speeds so my torque band is wider which is what=20
I'm really talking about here. Once the band is wider you can move=20
it up or down to suit. Since I've never used one I'm speculating=20
here but the pieces seem to add up to me based on what I've read and=20
discerned on my own concerning their advantages.

If I run static compression of 12:1 and put overlap in the cam to=20
make up for it a low speeds so I can use the power at rpms which I'll=20
never see I'm throwing fuel economy down the drain right? OTOH if I=20
go totally for low end torque with no overlap my compression drops to=20
maybe 9:1 which is good for economy at low speeds but now the stupid=20
thing can't breathe above 2500 rpm right? Since I'm talking daily=20
driver and utility and play toy in that order and since I like to=20
feel a little punch now and then my goal is to have my cake and eat=20
it too. If I can gain a few more rpms at the top and even pick up a=20
few at the bottom while improving my economy I will have paid for the=20
extra expense of the roller in spades don't you think? Am I=20
dreaming? Did I miss an important point which rains on my little=20
parade? Let me know if I'm off center here please?

-- Gary Peters --

(Mine)78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6
(Mine)78 Bronco, 4wd, 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
(Daughter's)92 Tempo
(Daughter's)92 T-Bird
(Wife's)94 T-Bird
(Son's)90 F-150, I6
(Son's)76 Blue Bird School bus
All mine to work on, maintain etc..


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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 13:11:17 -0400
From: Kevin Kemmerer
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a freind of mine has a 4 gallon cell put in the front of the bed. of =
which it uses almost all of it one time down the track. anyway, he mad =
a filler neck from the cell to the side of the bed coming up through and =
mounted on the aluminum sheet that is placed like a hard tannaou cover. =
i think you could do similiar with yours. the end of the neck, for =
mounting to a surface is sold, maybe frm the same place you get the fuel =
cell from. i think this would give you the best of everything.

sleddog

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Sent: Monday, August 11, 1997 3:07 AM
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: Fuel Cell Advice

Soon I will be putting a 16 gallon fuel cell in my 50 F1. I'm going to =
put
it in the bed. I can't decide if it would be better to put it at the =
rear
or front of the bed though. If it is at the front I will have more =
utility
space in the bed and it will look a little neater. But if it's at the =
back
it will be easier to fill and will distribute some weight to the rear of
the truck, which it seems would be desireable. Anybody got an opinion =
on
this?

~Dan

1992 Ford Mustang LX
1950 Ford F1, 351C-2V
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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 10:42:23 -0700
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
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>DC Beatty wrote:
>>
>> Hello. I have a '67 F-100 with a 352. It has the original Motorcraft 2
bbl. I am
>> wondering if this might have originally come with the thick metal spacer that
>> goes under carburetors. I am sure that this part has a name, but I have
no idea
>
>Hi DC,
> Well I just spent a great deal of time fooling with this very part
>on my 360 FE V8 (1974 XLT Ranger). The only name I have come across is


etc

Far as I know, the spacers were useful 1) for egr or pcv applications,
almost like an afterthought (whoops now where are we gonna put that hole?),
2) for manifold vacuum taps for power brakes/whatever (ditto), and 3) to
keep the carburetor linkages away from the manifold, giving them some
clearance. Clearance was the most important thing (yer intake is supposed
to have coolant running thru it to keep it at the correct temperature) and
when there wasn't the throttle would stick open etc.

my two (canadian) cents' worth, let's not even talk about the price of gas
up here :(

marko in vancouver
marko helix.net
71 f250 4x4

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 10:46:50 -0700
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: stinky
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Hey,

All the recent talk of vented gas caps and "spiller" necks etc got me thinkin.

I would like to see about retrofitting an expansion/evaporation tank and
charcoal canister to my truck. See, the tank being in the cab and all, it
just gets hot in there and then it kinda pressurizes and smelly vapor vents
out the cap. Also, when you shut it off on a hot day some of what's in the
floats will tend to evaporate as well.

This really does stink, waste gas, and (yep) harm the environment, and I
would like to know if it is possible (and if so who's done it) to install
the "vapor catcher" to correct this.

Comments appreciated as usual,


marko in vancouver
marko helix.net
71 f250 4x4

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 11:00:42 -0700
From: marko helix.net (marko maryniak)
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Ford VIN info received
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>The following is the response I got from Ford's Customer Assistance
>Center.
>

>I was very pleased to get this information...but it brought up a few
>more questions.
>
>1. What does the H and B refer to in the tire size H78 X 15B?
This is the old bias ply tire sizing system. Tire sizing went
something like E, F, G, H or something like that, and H indicates (I
think) a particular height/width ratio. B means bias, as R would
mean radial
>2. What are swing lock Western mirrors?
Dunno. Probably mirrors that look like those saloon doors of old.
>3. What is a Deluxe pickup box cover without sliding window?
Like a cheeseburger without the cheese...
>4. Is the protection group the lap seat belts?
No, but it ought to be.
>5. What exactly are Mag Wheel Covers?
Good question. Real good question. Who'd want to cover their mag
wheels anyway?

Answer #1 is for real, the others are definite stabs.


marko in vancouver
marko helix.net
71 f250 4x4

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 12:55:16 -0700
From: "James A. Doty"
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Intro letter
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At 11:26 AM 8/11/97 +0000, you wrote:
>I had a 73 E-300 with 302 (what a dog!) which I liked but it had no
>power, then I converted a 75 E-150 shorty to 4x4 and put 351C, 429
>and 460 engines in it before the body fell appart and I junked it
>out. I really did love that truck but I'm no good with sheet metal
>and didn't have the ambition to fix it up. Still have the power
>train tho for another project some day.

My '75 is like that. I'm on my third engine, but the body is so rusted
out that it isn't worth anything. I can't do body work, and have since
bought the '78. I suspect I'll be taking the '75 to the junk yard later
this year (After I scavange some parts.).
======================
James A. Doty
NT Administrator
jamesd e-z.net
E-Z Net, Inc.
209 NE 120th. Ave., Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 260-1122
KI7EL

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 16:38:41 -0700
From: Paul G
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: C6 trans shift arm
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The trans shift arm on my C6 from an Econoline (78) faces forward, so
that in park the arm points straight forward, and then moves down so
that in low it points to about 7:00. It had factory column shift.

I am going to install a Lokar floor shifter, and I wondered if the arm
had to be repositioned for this. Since my order was to be shipped by
UPS on Aug 4, I guess I'm in for a wait.

Can the arm be easily moved around, if necessary? It just seems that
(not having the shifter to look upon) that the arm has to be at a
different angle.

Thanks, Paul G.

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 16:41:30 -0700
From: Paul G
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Old hubcaps
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My 55 panel's original 16" wheels had hubcaps which spelled out F O R D.

I saw another 55 which had a neat looking "V8" logo (only) in the
center. My panel has a V8 originally, but didn't have these center
caps. Anyone know about them? Thanks, Paul

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 17:17:30 -0500
From: Mike Schwall
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Advance curves?
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At 08:32 AM 8/11/97 +0000, you wrote:
> The 60 degrees is never actually seen by the engine however
>except for decelleration from high speed since the vac retards
>instantly with any throttle opening.
>-- Gary Peters --

That depends if you are using manifold vacuum or timed venturi vacuum.
Manifold is high at idle and low at high loads (i.e. accelerating). Timed
venturi is near zero at idle and gets higher as you open the throttle
plates. Manifold is for the emission crap to reduce emissions. They have
high advance at idle so the engine runs smooth at idle, then the advance
drops off at higher loads to prevent harmful emissions.

Mike




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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 20:54:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: MadPoodle aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Re: 460 Maximum Compression Ratio?
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In a message dated 8/11/97 11:16:22, you wrote:

>It's really, really, really irritating to me that Ford chose not to
>use the pattern that Holley, Rochester and Carter all chose to use
>for standardization which is just another reason that Ford buffs have
>to be either rich or crazy to persue the bug :-(


Gary, if it was easy, antbody could do it............................

l8tr

Scott

Sorry... were the voices in my head bothering you?

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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 22:11:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: WWWYN aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: fat fendered fords
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I always wanted to own a fat fendered ford pickup with a flat head V-8.
1934,1936, or 1940 for example. Then I thought about how such a
pickup might handle in the traffic we have today--mechanical brakes???
single brake reserviore?? How ssafe could that be?

Does anyone have experience. Opinions are ok but real experience is what
i am after.

In How to Restore your FORD pickup by Tom Brownell he sites a company by the

name of "Coachworks of Yesteryear" which makes 1936 plastic bodies to fit
late model ford pick up frames. The address was in Oakland Fla.
Unfortunately
my letter was returned."addressee unknown".. Has anyone heard of this out
fit?
Where are they?

Thanks
Bill in Princeton, N. J.

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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 00:31:10 -0500 (EST)
From: "Alexander M. Siu"
To: rcollins micron.net
Cc: Ford List
Subject: Snap-On Gas analyzer
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Randy:

Sound's like you have a 3 gas analyzer,

Yes, your analyzer will need the "Juice" All Gas analyzer runs on this
Juice. If you have access to a Snap-On man, he can sell you some. You
will also need to calibirate it. The Juice don't cost that much but it is
a must in order for your machine to work. I don't see the juice in my
Snap-On Catalog, but I am sure it is available. You can call This Toll
Free number (800) 759-8872 They should be able to help you. You should
find this tool very fun to play with. You will find using a gas analyzer
to diag. problem useful.



-=ALEX Siu=-

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

Alexander M. Siu, CPAFrankford Shell

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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 00:42:39 -0500 (EST)
From: "Alexander M. Siu"
To: mikes intx.net
Cc: Ford List
Subject: RE: AC installation
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Mike:

I have retrofited many AC System in this pass year, So far, no comeback.
You will find that R134a will work on most system well. There are a
couple of things that you will need to know if you want to make sure it
work properly. First, You should but a new compressor(Reman). Even an
old York style is OK. As long as it is a newly remanufactured unit.
Second, the Expansion block/ valve should be adjusted if possible. If
not, performance is not going to be up to spec. Assuming you have an
adjustable expansion block/ valve you should be in good shape after
replacing all the O-rings with the Green ones, and measure the correct
amount of Ester oil and put them in all the components. A new Receiver/
accumulator is a must. If it is a clutch cycling system, the Cycling
switch will also need to be adjusted or replace.

BTW on a RWD vehicle, you will have to make sure your Fan clutch works
perfectly or you can replace it with a electric fan.

I am not sure what kind of AC system is in the 74 RAnger. I will look
that up in my Mitchell on demand. If I can find anything, I will give you
more specifics on it. Is it a Receiver/ Drier sys or Accumulator/Drier,
Clutch Cycling by pressure or Temp? or no clutch cycling, and expansion
valve unit. Can you tell me more? I am not sure my Mitchell goes back
that far, but I look up the a 75 or 76.





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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 22:10:15 -0700
From: John Gillespie
To: dscreen ix.netcomm.com
CC: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest Digest V97 #148
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> I was very pleased to get this information...but it brought up a few
> more questions.
>
> 1. What does the H and B refer to in the tire size H78 X 15B?
> 2. What are swing lock Western mirrors?
> 3. What is a Deluxe pickup box cover without sliding window?
> 4. Is the protection group the lap seat belts?
> 5. What exactly are Mag Wheel Covers?

H78x15B was the old style of tire designation
H= the height of the tire;
78= the width of the tire the lower the number the wider the tire;
15= the radius of the wheel ;
B= bias ply tires and R= radial tires
LT= Light Truck
the new equation would be LT225-78R15 or LT225-78B15
and bias ply tires are getting harder and harder to get

3. Deluxe pickup box cover is the deluxe camper shell with or\without
windows
4. yes that is the seat belts
5. mag wheel covers is the chrome inserts that cover the spindles and
the rear axle hubs

Hope this helps answer your questions.

John

66 F100 300ci NP-4speed
82 LTD 802 w/AOD

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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 01:12:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: Pengy67 aol.com
To: fordtrucks ....


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