Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 03:50:19 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V2 #23
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fordtrucks-digest Tuesday, January 27 1998 Volume 02 : Number 023

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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In this issue:

About That 292 Oiling Problem ["Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Kicked out of Chat!!! ["Don & Teresa Neighbors" ]
Re: 292 Engine oil problem [Karl Cunningham ]
Re: Ring and Pinion gears [TNickolson]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #22 [RJC988 ]
C6 Tranny [ILL COM 56 ]
Re: C6 Tranny [A64F100 ]



Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 07:00:20 -0500
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: About That 292 Oiling Problem

Thomas K., it sounds like your are facing a problem that I have heard of,
but luckily have not had trouble with. According to my dad and some others
who drove Y-block cars when they were (nearly) new, the oil supply lines to
the rockers would plug, thus starving the rockers of oil. The aftermarket
responded with an add-on kit that took oil from the hole the oil sender is
screwed into and ran it through an externally mounted oil line through a
hollow stud (one of the ones holding the rocker covers on) to the rocker
I don't think those kits have been available for quite some time, but I
could be wrong. I have discovered trouble with the oil return galleries
plugging up myself!
Maybe you could take an engine cleaning brush to the part of the gallery
that supplies oil to the rockers.

Don N.
'54 F250 Named Grover


Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 07:06:50 -0500
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: Kicked out of Chat!!!

Ken, I know you don't have a lot of control in this, but I thought you
might want to know the server knocked me out of a GREAT chat session last
night and then either wiped out everybody else that had been in the chat,
or just didn't want me back in the session. The screen came up, but nobody
was home.
Just letting you know.

Don N.
'54 F250 Named Grover


Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 08:36:34 -0800
From: Karl Cunningham
Subject: Re: 292 Engine oil problem

Years ago, I used to see external tubes run from one of the oil gallery
plug holes to a specially-drilled valve cover hold-down stud that would
feed the oil to the rockers. They were an aftermarket item, but might
still be available from some of the suppliers, or junk yards might have one
on an old truck.

At the suggestion of a local engine rebuilder, I got a reconditioned rocker
assembly with bronze bushings pressed into the rockers. These don't need
as much oil as the stock ones. I have almost 170,000 miles on them with no
problems yet.

Karl Cunningham
1960 F250 factory 4x4

>Hallo there,
>I need some help and or advice how to solve the problem of not supplying oil
>to the rocker assembly.
>The engine is a 292 with external oil pump.
>Any commend appreciated


Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 17:19:22 EST
From: TNickolson
Subject: Re: Ring and Pinion gears

Did I stump you guy's? I received absolutely no response at all to the
question of a higher rear end gear ratio. I have a 1952 F1 that has been
restored to original. I am looking for a set of differential gears that will
give me a higher gear ratio than the 4:11 that I currently have. I would like
something in the 3:52 range. I would prefer new if I can find them. I have
called most of the more common suppliers of old FORD truck parts and tried to
tract down the leeds that they gave me, No Luck. I am looking for a suggestion
to start me on another path.


Tom Nickolson


Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 18:30:23 EST
From: RJC988
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #22


My name is Glenn. I have a 57 F-100 (in the works). I live in Memphis, TN.
This is about as far from Pigeon Forge as you can get an still be in the state
(about 450 - 500 mi.), but I visit the Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Smokie
Mountain region every year. I might be able to help with directions. Hotels
are another matter. I usually camp in the National Park. If anyone is wanting
to camp this weekend anywhere, MAKE RESERVATIONS. If you show up that weekend
without them, you may be staying several miles away. Most of our trucks do not
get the gas mileage to make this good. The Great Smokies is the most visited
National Park in the nation.

There is a good way to get to Pigeon Forge from Maryville. It is also the best
way for anyone coming down I40 from the west. There is an exit on I40 (clearly
marked by interstate signs) that puts you into Maryville bypassing a very busy
(and often under construction) Knoxville. This highway takes you through
Tounsend, TN. There you have to make a desion whether to go into the National
Park and Gatlinburg (much longer, but flatter and scenic) or straight into
Pigeon Forge via Wears Valley Highway (shorter but much more crooked ... still
scenic if you dare look).

If anyone would like any other info, please e-mail offline. I'm already taking
up considerable space.

Hope to see you there,
Glenn & his 57 in Memphis!


Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 21:17:09 -0500
From: Ken Payne

Tonight at 8:55pm Ford Truck Enthusiasts hit a major milestone:
100,000 visitors!!! Thanks to everyone for making us a success!

Ken & Peggy Payne
Admins, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 22:18:37 EST
From: Pea Soup A

Ken...that is SOUPER...again thanks for the pix and bio...Bob and Sherry


Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 22:35:45 EST
From: ILL COM 56
Subject: C6 Tranny

Fellow ford guys..

I have a C6 Tranny that i am completely rebuilding. It is going to bolt up
to a 429, and i was wondering if you guys knew of any tricks or high
proformance tips that i could use in this process to make it better. Any info
would be appreciated. Thanks guys.



Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 23:28:26 EST
From: A64F100
Subject: Re: C6 Tranny

>Fellow ford guys..
> I have a C6 Tranny that i am completely rebuilding. It is going to bolt up
>to a 429, and i was wondering if you guys knew of any tricks or high
>proformance tips that i could use in this process to make it better. Any info
>would be appreciated. Thanks guys.

Well, the only thing I could think of is a shift kit.....

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