fordtrucks-digest Tuesday, February 24 1998 Volume 02 : Number 050
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In this issue:
The C4 and C6 Transmissions ["Don & Teresa Neighbors"
1955 f350 lady has ?'s [John Pease ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #90 [anthony g moore ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #48 ["TRAVIS SHORE" ]
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 06:52:46 -0500
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: The C4 and C6 Transmissions
The C4 transmission has a bellhousing that is bolted to the transmission
case, and really isn't that big. The C6 has the bell housing cast integral
with the case. It si also a pretty big transmission. So if yo are lying on
your back under your trying to decide which one you have, the C4 will have
three main pieces bolted together: Bell housing, case, and tailshaft
housing. The C6 has only two: Bell housing/case and tailshaft housing.
The great thing about a C4 is that you can just change the bellhousing if
yours doesn't match the engine you want to bolt it to. The bad thing is,
DON'T BOLT IT TO A BIG BLOCK!!!! It is a lighter duty tranny than the C6,
but both are rock-solid transmissions.
Hope this answers your question.
'54 F250 Named Grover
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 13:48:18 -0600
From: John Pease
Subject: 1955 f350 lady has ?'s
I have posted to this list from time to time. I have a general knowledge
of vehicles and how they work, but I admit to getting lost easily if
conversations get too technical.
I was able to buy back the f350 my grandfather bought new in 1955 (the same
year I was born). It was, and I still hope, in excellent condition. It
was overhauled and repainted by the gentleman who bought it from the family
in 1988, and has had very few miles on it since then. It has only 60,000
actual miles on it total. A couple of weeks ago the weather was nice so I
backed it out of the shed and let it idle for quite awhile, checking the
gauges every so often to make sure everything was working right. My
husband and I decided to drive it 8 miles into town to put gas in it and
that is when I noticed the heat gauge was on hot! I don't know when it
happened because I had been checking those gauges. Anti freeze was spewing
out of the radiator and made quite a puddle under the vehicle at the gas
pump. Of course, I knew enough not to try to start it in it's condtion.
We called Triple A and they had someone tow it for us to the local radiator
shop where the radiator was fixed and a new thermostat put in it. I have
been so afraid that I ruined the motor, but both the radiator guy and my
neighbor told me if it was spewing antifreeze it probably had enough in it
not to hurt the motor and besides "those old motors are tough". It hasn't
used anti freeze since, but today when I started it I noticed a blue gray
color coming from the exhaust. It seemed to diminish after it ran awhile.
I have no idea if it was doing that before my radiator problem or not. I
may just be paranoid. How can I tell if I hurt "My Baby"?
Also, how much play should the clutch have. The clutch takes ahold about
an inch off the floor, and I have to push it in a good halfway to disengage
it. Does it have to be adjusted?
Please bear with me guys, my intentions are good. . . If I had been born a
boy, I would have been taught all of this stuff. I had the interest at an
early age but was never taken seriously by "Daddy".
Thanks in advance or any help!
Feel free to email me personally if you wish. . .
Terry in Iowa
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 13:08:42 -0900
From: anthony g moore
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #90
Hey Hey !!!
As I look to my left there is a window. Outside are 3 moose ! Ain't it great!
regarding your comments in reference to the three questions I asked about
my fathers 55 f100, I'm not sure if I should believe what your saying. For
instance "Don't care, I can make it what I want" Personally I don't care
what you want to make it. I just need to find out what stock height is.
Second, reference 9 inch axel is it yes or no?
Third, its nice that you asked a few important questions ref. the front
end. but why the blunt "end of conversation"?
the answer was mono leaf on each side!
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> Subject: fordtrucks-digest V2 #48
> Date: Sunday, February 22, 1998 2:50 AM
> fordtrucks-digest Sunday, February 22 1998 Volume 02 : Number
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> Re: windshield visor ["Howard Tarnoff"
> Re: More on colors [Randall
> questions [jc& terry
> Transmission ID [witcraft
> Date: Sun, 15 Feb 1998 18:44:45 -0500
> From: "Howard Tarnoff"
> Subject: Re: windshield visor
> I know I have seen one on a truck reviewed in Classic Trucks mag. I will
> look again over some back issues.
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> > From: Paul G.
> > To: fordtrucks ListService.net
> > Subject: windshield visor
> > Date: Saturday, February 14, 1998 9:36 PM
> > Does anyone know if a windshield ? visor is available for a '55?
> > Were they a factory option? I am considering one for my panel.
> > I am referring to the outside optional sun visors which run across the
> > top of the windshield.
> > Paul
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> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 11:05:25 -0600
> From: Randall
> Subject: Re: More on colors
> > All these colors, Just to add, the 56 223 was yellow, The 54 223 is
> Does anyone know what color the '60 223 is? Mine is blue but is it
> SAM '60 F-100 "Phil"
> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 11:26:11 -0800
> From: jc& terry
> Subject: questions
> 1. what is the stock height of the frame front and rear or what is the
> height of the frame with a 3 inch drop front and rear?
> don't care, i can make it what i want.
> 2. will a 9inch axle assembly change the height compared to a stock axle?
> 3. any comments on IFS verses mono spring disc with power brakes and
> steering or Valerie clip?
> volare is IFS from chrysler. any ford or chevy also work. by mono spring
> disc with power are you talking about a strait axle with mono leaf or
> mono leaf on each side and adding aftermarket power disc? doesn't really
> matter. IFS. end of conversation.
> T-bird Terry
> Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 13:30:43 -0800
> From: witcraft
> Subject: Transmission ID
> The housing on the transmission where it joins the engine on my truck is
> stamped "S 92". How and what does this identify information about the
> transmission? How can you tell the difference between a C-4 and a C-6?
> Thanks for your help.
> witcraft bentonrea.com
> End of fordtrucks-digest V2 #48
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