Please do not repost, forward or otherwise publish messages
contained in these archives without consent from the respective
author(s). These archives may not, in whole or part, be stored on
any public retrieval system (FTP, web, gopher, newsgroup, etc.) by
individuals or companies, without consent of the respective authors.
Received: with LISTAR (v0.129a; list pre61-list); Mon, 17 Jul 2000 21:05:27 -0400 (EDT)
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 21:05:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ford Truck Enthusiasts List Server ford-trucks.com>
To: pre61-list digest users ford-trucks.com>
Reply-to: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: pre61-list Digest V2000 #127
Ford Truck Enthusiasts 1948-1960 Truck Mailing List
Visit our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
To unsubscribe, send email to: listar ford-trucks.com with
the words "unsubscribe pre61-list" in the subject of the
Well, I'm beginning to wonder if it may be time to re-think my
suspension options for the truck. I had planned on using a TCI 4-link
rear-end along with either coil-overs or air bags. Others have suggested
just sticking with the leaf-spring arrangement but have the eyes on the
leaves reversed to lower the truck.
Any comments regarding 4-link vs. leaf springs (ride quality, handling,
traction, etc.)? And one step further, any comments regarding air bags
vs coil overs?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Glen Mead - 53effie home.com
Freelance Animator and
Digital Content Creator
2D & 3D Animation • Web Sites • CD-Roms • PowerPoint
>I need some help identifying a Ford automatic
>transmission. I bought a 302 engine and transmission
>that came out of an 82 or 83 LTD station wagon. I was
>told the transmission was an AOD (non electronic), but
>after taking a good look at it I am not so sure.
How many bolts are on the pan? A C4/C5 (which is what it would probably be
if not an AOD) has 11 bolts and the pan is square. AOD has 14 bolts and
the pan sort of tapers at the back.
If you have the C4/C5 shaped pan you'll have to find somebody who can
decipher that code for you. If the car is an 83 then it would be a C5 for
sure, but in 81 and 82 they used both C4 and C5. Before 80 they just used
the C4. AOD forst appeared in 80 so it could be that too.
1950 F1 351C--Not neglected and definitely not for sale. Persistence is
1998 Explorer--I'm not like the other Explorer drivers--honest!
Quench my thirst with gasoline.
I do not have a rearend decoder chart but the 3.25 stamping does refer to the
gear ratio the rear end was originally geared with. I would count the number
of teeth on the ring and pinion gear to verify before I installed. Simply
divide the big number (ring gear) by the small number (pinion gear) A 3.25
ration would be an excellent choice for a street gear.
I swapped the original rear end out of my '56 several years back. I
picked up a 9 inch out of a '66 Ford F100. It was a direct bolt in, and
only took me an afternoon, a bottle jack, a pair of jack stands, and
common hand tools to do the job. I believe that nearly any Ford pickup
rear end from '57 through '72 will fit, as far as brackets and such are
concerned. But you should measure the overall width from the backing
plate mounting flanges just to be sure.
Now with the 9 inch I am running 3.25 gears and it makes freeway
driving much more enjoyable.
For a while I ran 3.89 gears for towing our 5th wheel trailer, but
we sold it last year so I put the 3.25's back in. That's the beauty of
the 9 inch. It only takes an hour or so to swap ratios.
I got to cleaning out my book case and have several yeas
accumulation of old Truckin Magazines I would like to get rid of.
They're taking up room that I could use to collect more stuff that I
probably won't ever use either.
Anyway, I have all years from '84 through '99, all in binders by
I would like to sell them complete by the year, or the whole lot. I
would rather not break them up by individual magazine.
I am only logged on to the Pre61 and the Performance list, so if
any of you want to pass this on to any of the other lists I would
At 10:45 AM 7/17/2000 -0500, Doug wrote:
>Need to find a source for tools that are identified in the shop manuals.
>Specifically I am rebuilding the flat 6 on my '51 and to remove the
>valve springs it requires a specific tool that I have not found at local
>auto parts stores...Searched the net for the tool mfg. listed but found
>nothing.. any help would be appreciated.
You can give Eastwood Company a try, www.eastwoodcompany.com or
Another fine message brought to you by the Screaming Penguins:
Unnoficial site of the "John Madden for President" campaign!
End of pre61-list Digest V2000 #127
<><><><><><> Serious Help Finding That Part! <><><><><><>
Ford Truck Enthusiasts now has "Ford Products Interchange"
manuals in its online store. Two editions: 1950-1965 and
1963-1974. Cross references thousands of Ford parts.
Ford Truck Enthusiasts 1948-1960 Truck List
Send posts to pre61-list ....To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User
Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Registration is free, easy and gives you access to more features.
If you are not registered, click here
If you are already registered, you can login here.
If you are already logged in and are seeing this message, your web browser is blocking session
cookies. Change your browser cookie settings to allow session cookies.
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.