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fordtrucks-digest Thursday, December 4 1997 Volume 01 : Number 068



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In this issue:

1955 F100 Rear [Tkaczyk ]
Ford vs chevy again [Keith Srb ]
55 Ford Rear End ["Paul G." ]
Chevy in a Ford comment ["Paul G." ]
Re: Ford vs chevy again [cdkelly juno.com (Christopher D Kelly)]

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 08:33:26 -0500
From: Tkaczyk
Subject: 1955 F100 Rear

Hi Ken,

I am also putting a 9" rear in my 55 F100. Based on what I've learned
from this group and several magazine articles, the 9" rear from 57 thru
72 F100's will bolt right in: it's exacly the same width and offset as
our 55 axle. FYI, Ford trucks went to a wider axle in 73, still 9", but
about 4" wider. Good luck.
Gary

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 07:51:00 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Ford vs chevy again

At 04:40 PM 12/2/97 -0800, you wrote:

>>

>>There is nothing wrong with what Randall wrote. I would love to get

>>my hands on a Chevy 350 EFI! I think that it would be great to have

>>EFI, not to mention that it's a Vortec. I don't see anything wrong

>>with that except that I wish I had that engine in my truck. I just

>>have a Chevy 350 going to a Camero rear end with Chevy breaks all

>>around, Chevy master cylinder and even the Chevy bolt pattern on the

>>Mustang II IFS. The shifter is out of a Chevy too, same with the head

>>light switch. I also have Dodge and (gasp) import parts in it as

>>well. I use what ever works, is available and cheepest because I

>>don't have lots of money. Keep up the good work Randall.

>>Scott

>>1952 Ford Pickup

>now here is a man that didn't let that namby pamby brand loyalty crap stand

>between him and his dream. availability and price are the big difference

>between "i want" and "i have". as i said before, i've heard all that tired

>stuff. i deal in what works fer me too.

> i have a massaged small block chevy in my 59 f-100 and if you think talking

>about bolting chevys to fords makes you pucker, come ride in mine or better

>yet bring yur big block ford or yur HO 5.0 and run me and find out what

>pucker really is.

>

>PS: bring yur billfold

>

>T-bird Terry


Whatever


The Ford versus Chevy argument continues, has always been their and will always be there as long as everyone has an opinion and a chance to vent that opinion. My personal opinion is Brand Loyalty, Give me Ford or give me death!


As far as bring on the big block Ford's, you may have forgot something. It isn't what's under the hood that counts, it's the complete setup of the Truck that matters. I have seen 327 powered Vette's perform better than 427 powered Vette's. The difference wasn't the engine's, it was the way the suspension was setup, their choice of tires etc. All the 427 did was sit there and smoke the tires while the 327 raised it nose up a few inches, bit the road and walked away from the 427.


"> i have a massaged small block chevy in my 59 f-100 and if you think talking"

">about bolting chevys to fords makes you pucker"

Sounds like you are rather "loyal" to chevy to me


Bring on the Flame mail, I am a big boy and can take it!



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Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net

Mesa, AZ

1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi
5-Speed.

1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.

1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, Camper Special, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long
Box, Style Side.

1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Model 1100 1bbl carb, Oil Bath Air
Cleaner, Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.

My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two
Wheels!"

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 20:14:32 -0800
From: "Paul G."
Subject: 55 Ford Rear End

I just put a 9"rear in my 55 panel, and found that one from 72 on back
will bolt right in, meaning the spring perches are the same. It might
be a hair different in width (1/2 in or so, I forget). I had heard that
the preferred rear years were from 65 back to 57, but the 72 on back
years is probably the limit.

The rear is wider, so I couldn't use the existing shock mounts, due to
u-bolt fitting problems...so, after some thought and not having a
welder, I measured the spacing from the bottom shock mount hole to a
reference point (before removing the axle, of course), took the 2
original bottom mounts, reveresed them side to side, and bolted them on
the axle tubes. Of course, in the future I'll try to get them or
something similar welded on, but this works fine, and the price is
right, and will get you down the road OK.

Regards, Paul Gayda

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 20:19:04 -0800
From: "Paul G."
Subject: Chevy in a Ford comment

Why would anyone put a Chevy in a Ford? Sure, there are more parts
available usually, etc. etc. but some people just want to be different.
I guess since Chevys always prefer 9" rears, turnabout is fair play, but
at least our rear end is a true improvement on the GM rear. If the
Chevys did more than just make noise revving up, I could see it.

Paul G.

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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 21:13:18 -0500
From: cdkelly juno.com (Christopher D Kelly)
Subject: Re: Ford vs chevy again

I have to agree...CHEVY'S SUCK! 350 in a ford classic truck like
yours...I won't bring my wallet but will bring my shotgun!(kidding). You
just don't whats good for your truck. Talk about racing huh..explain this
one to me.............I have a neighbor who has a beretta bodied race car
with 350 runs high 9's goes thorugh 2 or 3 motors a year at about 8,000 a
piece. Has to run over 9,000 rpms to get these numbers, and a friend of
ours has a 78 street legal Fairmont with a 460 been racing 4 years
now..never blown a motor runs high 10's with an AUTOMATIC and hardly see
6,000 rpms except maybe in burnouts. Yes chevy is CHEAP built that way
also...build a FORD build it once and it cost alittle more than a
chevy...but you build a chevy motor and keep building itagain and again
and again......IMHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


On Wed, 03 Dec 1997 07:51:00 -0700 Keith Srb
writes:
>At 04:40 PM 12/2/97 -0800, you wrote:
>
>>>
>
>>>There is nothing wrong with what Randall wrote. I would love to get
>
>>>my hands on a Chevy 350 EFI! I think that it would be great to have
>
>>>EFI, not to mention that it's a Vortec. I don't see anything wrong
>
>>>with that except that I wish I had that engine in my truck. I just
>
>>>have a Chevy 350 going to a Camero rear end with Chevy breaks all
>
>>>around, Chevy master cylinder and even the Chevy bolt pattern on the
>
>>>Mustang II IFS. The shifter is out of a Chevy too, same with the
>head
>
>>>light switch. I also have Dodge and (gasp) import parts in it as
>
>>>well. I use what ever works, is available and cheepest because I
>
>>>don't have lots of money. Keep up the good work Randall.
>
>>>Scott
>
>>>1952 Ford Pickup
>
>>now here is a man that didn't let that namby pamby brand loyalty crap
>stand
>
>>between him and his dream. availability and price are the big
>difference
>
>>between "i want" and "i have". as i said before, i've heard all that
>tired
>
>>stuff. i deal in what works fer me too.
>
>> i have a massaged small block chevy in my 59 f-100 and if you think
>talking
>
>>about bolting chevys to fords makes you pucker, come ride in mine or
>better
>
>>yet bring yur big block ford or yur HO 5.0 and run me and find out
>what
>
>>pucker really is.
>
>>
>
>>PS: bring yur billfold
>
>>
>
>>T-bird Terry
>
>
>Whatever
>
>
>The Ford versus Chevy argument continues, has always been their and
>will always be there as long as everyone has an opinion and a chance
>to vent that opinion. My personal opinion is Brand Loyalty, Give me
>Ford or give me death!
>
>
>As far as bring on the big block Ford's, you may have forgot
>something. It isn't what's under the hood that counts, it's the
>complete setup of the Truck that matters. I have seen 327 powered
>Vette's perform better than 427 powered Vette's. The difference wasn't
>the engine's, it was the way the suspension was setup, their choice of
>tires etc. All the 427 did was sit there and smoke the tires while the
>327 raised it nose up a few inches, bit the road and walked away from
>the 427.
>
>
>"> i have a massaged small block chevy in my 59 f-100 and if you think
>talking"
>
>">about bolting chevys to fords makes you pucker"
>
>Sounds like you are rather "loyal" to chevy to me
>
>
>Bring on the Flame mail, I am a big boy and can take it!
>
>
>
>>
>
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>--------------+
>
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>
>>| site.
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>
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>----------+
>
>>
>
>Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net
>
>Mesa, AZ
>
>1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi
>5-Speed.
>
>1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.
>
>1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, Camper Special, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long
>Box, Style Side.
>
>1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Model 1100 1bbl carb, Oil Bath
>Air
>Cleaner, Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.
>
>My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two
>Wheels!"
>
>+-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 and Older....


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