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perf-list Digest Tue, 04 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 038

In This Issue:
Re: Grant Steering wheels
Re: Grant Steering wheels
Re: Grant Steering wheels
Re: Grant Steering wheels
Re: Grant Steering wheels
Re: [C6 rebuild]
Re: Grant Steering wheels
Grant Wheels
Re: [Re: Grant Steering wheels]
Re: [C6 rebuild]
Re: C6 rebuild
Re: Grant Steering wheels
Retractable Bed Covers
Need a 302

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From: Sleddog epix.net>
Subject: Re: Grant Steering wheels
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 11:51:30 -0400

Put one on my 77 f150. Not a big deal, the original wheel didn't want to
come off without a puller though, that i had to make. Also had to play
with the turn signals to get them to work right. All in all, very happy
with the wheel except the paint started coming off the steel shortly after
installation.
Kevin



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> From: Adam McLaughlin[SMTP:kd6poc jps.net]
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> Sent: Monday, April 03, 2000 10:26 PM
> To: Performance List
> Subject: [perf-list] Grant Steering wheels
>
> Who here has tried the grant steering wheels? Do you like them? How was
> intallation? I am interested in getting on for the "quick disconnect"
> feature to deter thieves.
>
>
> Adam





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From: prozell oaielectronics.com (OAI Electronics: Paul Rozell)
Subject: Re: Grant Steering wheels
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 11:27:46 -0500

I installed a Grant on my 65. At first it was great but not long after
installation it developed a crack inside the grip area near one of the
spokes. When I turn I can feel the wheel "give" in the broken area. Haven't
decided yet whether to go with a Grant or something else. anyway its just my
thoughts.

Paul Rozell
65 F100 460 C6


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From: "Brad DeFore" computerlogic.com>
Subject: Re: Grant Steering wheels
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 12:27:06 -0400

I had thought I'd like to replace my stock wheel with one also but don't
want to give up the cruise control functions located in there. Is there a
kit (that looks OE!) to mount it somewhere else? Like on the turn sig stalk.
This is a "90" XLT power all, the turn sig stalk already does double duty as
the tilt adjuster. Thought I'd broke it the first time I tried it. There was
a little bind and then it popped loudly and let go. Anyway just wondered
since we're on the subject.
Brad

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> Who here has tried the grant steering wheels? Do you like them? How was
> intallation? I am interested in getting on for the "quick disconnect"
> feature to deter thieves.
>
>
> Adam




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From: "Mark Corboy" flash.net>
Subject: Re: Grant Steering wheels
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 11:35:48 -0500

What model Grant wheel did you use?
What model cruise control kit did you use?
Regards,
Mark

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I installed one plus their cruise control kit. Couldn't do without that.
I don't know what year your truck is but the standard 14" on my '84
landed right in the line of sight to my gauges. I opted for the 15" and
have been very pleased. BTW...the steering effort goes up a tad the
smaller the wheel.

Steve

Steve

Adam McLaughlin wrote:
>
> Who here has tried the grant steering wheels? Do you like them? How was
> intallation? I am interested in getting on for the "quick disconnect"
> feature to deter thieves.
>
> That reason, and that I thought they look cool.
>
> Adam
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Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 14:24:19 -0500
From: Steve Randa ch-advertising.com>
Subject: Re: Grant Steering wheels

I got the 15" Collectors Edition. It's 4 spoke. There are two cruise
control kits. One for 3 spoke and one for 4 spoke.

Steve

Mark Corboy wrote:
>
> What model Grant wheel did you use?
> What model cruise control kit did you use?
> Regards,
> Mark
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2000 8:25 AM
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> Subject: [perf-list] Re: Grant Steering wheels
>
> I installed one plus their cruise control kit. Couldn't do without that.
> I don't know what year your truck is but the standard 14" on my '84
> landed right in the line of sight to my gauges. I opted for the 15" and
> have been very pleased. BTW...the steering effort goes up a tad the
> smaller the wheel.
>
> Steve
>
> Steve
>
> Adam McLaughlin wrote:
> >
> > Who here has tried the grant steering wheels? Do you like them? How was
> > intallation? I am interested in getting on for the "quick disconnect"
> > feature to deter thieves.
> >
> > That reason, and that I thought they look cool.
> >
> > Adam
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Date: 4 Apr 00 17:59:00 EDT
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [C6 rebuild]

prozell oaielectronics.com (OAI Electronics: Paul Rozell) wrote:

> myself. Most of the truck and its components I have rebuilt myself. I have
> never rebuilt a tranny and am looking for insight.

As everyone else has said it can be done at home; just treat it like a big
carburetor. (Meaning that everything has to be clean and back in the right
places with attention paid to the details/instructions!) :-) I'd strongly
suggest replacing the torque converter at the same time though.

Tim

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From: canzus seanet.com
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 17:31:17 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Grant Steering wheels

At 07:24 AM 04:04:2000 -0600, Steve Randa wrote:
> BTW...the steering effort goes up a tad the
>smaller the wheel.
>
>Steve
>

Yeah, like we need a 17 or 18" wheel with power steering,
I changed the steering wheel in my '63 to a 14", and it don't
have PS, nor does it need it IMHO.

Steve & the Rockette
68 F100, 390cid, FMX
63 F100, 292cid, 3speed
72 Capri 2000, hers
73 Capri 2600,tube frame going in.....
73 MGB GT, Our Toy
94 SHO, SWMBO's
98 Contour SVT, Mine, Mine, All Mine....


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Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 19:21:17 -0700
From: Adam McLaughlin jps.net>
Subject: Grant Wheels

Thanks for all of the input on the grant wheels, guys. From all of your
suggestions, I think I'll pick one up and get the quick-disconnect kit
too. There's just been too many things missing around here. In two weeks
I lost both my Jerry Can and my Ham Stick. I wonder when the Hi_Lift and
Warn are going to go.....

Geeze. This used to me such a nice town!

Adam


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Date: 4 Apr 00 22:24:33 EDT
From: Tim Turner netscape.net>
Subject: Re: [Re: Grant Steering wheels]

canzus seanet.com wrote:
> At 07:24 AM 04:04:2000 -0600, Steve Randa wrote:
> > BTW...the steering effort goes up a tad the
> >smaller the wheel.
> >
> >Steve
> >
>
> Yeah, like we need a 17 or 18" wheel with power steering,
> I changed the steering wheel in my '63 to a 14", and it don't
> have PS, nor does it need it IMHO.
>

Yeah, but try a 10" on an inop. P/S... made that mistake some 20 years ago as
a young 'un. Asked for help from the passenger in parking lots if available!
Went to a 15 or 16" from there and never looked back. (or fixed the P/S)

Tim

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Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 04:24:31 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Bas van der Veer dds.nl>
Subject: Re: [C6 rebuild]

> As everyone else has said it can be done at home; just treat it like a big
> carburetor. (Meaning that everything has to be clean and back in the right
> places with attention paid to the details/instructions!) :-) I'd strongly
> suggest replacing the torque converter at the same time though.
>

I can attest to that - my uncle installed a rebuilt tranny in his car
with a used torque converter. About half a year ago, the TC locked up. He
installed another rebuilt transmission with another used TC, and I just
talked to him last week, this time the TC shaft broke. Now he's a
mechanic who can replace a TC in no-time, and the car is a 1928 model T
which he built into a hot rod, but for anyone else I'd recommend using a
know good TC :)

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Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 04:31:40 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Bas van der Veer dds.nl>
Subject: Re: C6 rebuild



> I have just rebuilt my c6 out of a 79 ford 4x4. i installed the tci pro super
> kit, it seemed to be a very good kit. it included everything i needed. I
> completed the tranny rebuild in about 5 hours. thats minus the hot tank time.

Whow that's fast.. I just spent some 3 hours replacing my 78 bronco's
rear window motor. It's just 3 bolts and a connector but heck what a PITA
to get to.. and the worst thing is that it still doesn't work, so it's a
wiring problem after all. Anyone need a motor?? They're $80 rebuilt, $10
core charge. For the $10 I'm not going to give them my old good one.



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Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2000 09:05:39 -0500
From: Steve Randa ch-advertising.com>
Subject: Re: Grant Steering wheels

Yes, but it's also relative to how large your tires are. Little skinny
stock tires have less of a resistance than fat off-road tires. It's
really just a personal opinion. Kind of like exhaust noise level. Some
people have higher tolerances.

Steve

canzus seanet.com wrote:
>
> At 07:24 AM 04:04:2000 -0600, Steve Randa wrote:
> > BTW...the steering effort goes up a tad the
> >smaller the wheel.
> >
> >Steve
> >
>
> Yeah, like we need a 17 or 18" wheel with power steering,
> I changed the steering wheel in my '63 to a 14", and it don't
> have PS, nor does it need it IMHO.
>
> Steve & the Rockette
> 68 F100, 390cid, FMX
> 63 F100, 292cid, 3speed
> 72 Capri 2000, hers
> 73 Capri 2600,tube frame going in.....
> 73 MGB GT, Our Toy
> 94 SHO, SWMBO's
> 98 Contour SVT, Mine, Mine, All Mine....
>
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Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2000 10:34:28 -0500
From: Steve Randa ch-advertising.com>
Subject: Retractable Bed Covers

Has anyone installed one of these. Between "Roll-N-Lock" and
"Pace-Edwards", which one comes better recommeded. Is there another I
should look into. And last...does anyone manufacturer of a flush stake
pocket cover that isn't plastic. Bell-tech makes aluminum ones but
doesn't offer them for Fords.

Steve Randa

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From: "Vierra, William BGI SF" barclaysglobal.com>
Subject: Need a 302
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 17:29:35 -0700

As a result of putting an 85 302 in my 51 F1 I have a 71 302 that I will
give to anyone interested. I am in Northern California in the Bay area.
The motor came out of an unknown car has the front sump 66 289 heads and a
two barrel intake.

Also as a result of getting the new motor I have a $75.00 credit at the
wreaking yard that I will most likely never use. This is from a Ford Truck
only yard near Sacramento California that has mostly later model trucks. So
if any of you might have a need for something from a newer truck I would be
happy to see about transferring the credit.

Also should the timing on the 85 motor be set at six degrees after TDC since
it is running the 71 vacuum advance distributor. I believe it should be but
....


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