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Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 03:50:14 -0700 (MST)
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fordtrucks-digest Tuesday, March 17 1998 Volume 02 : Number 071



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In this issue:

Re: chrome vs gold [Pea Soup A ]
Re: chrome vs gold [ILL COM 56 ]
Re: chrome vs gold [Chris Hedemark ]
Re: Carter 390 CFM 4 bbl. Wanted or Info. Leading [AZYacht
4.3 lit.?????? [RJC988 ]
Re: 5.0w/aod?? [JStoneF100 ]
Re: chrome vs gold [JRFiero ]
don't talk the talk, if you can't walk the walk [jc & terry
carb [jc & terry ]
Re: carb reply [AZYacht ]

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 09:53:59 EST
From: Pea Soup A
Subject: Re: chrome vs gold

Scott.....l have brass on the headlight rings ang the front of the hood where
you open it...also on the 3 loviers on the side of the hood...Thats how the
truck came, its different, but l want to go back to original and
crome......Bob

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 10:25:51 EST
From: ILL COM 56
Subject: Re: chrome vs gold

Scott..

I would stay with the chrome.. if your gonna go with gold.. you might as
well put hydrolics on in.. and a big phat system and park it in the hood..
Just my opinion.. I think chrome is much smoother.. maybe a a few gold touches
under the hood might look nice though..

ILL
56F100

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 12:34:14 -0500
From: Chris Hedemark
Subject: Re: chrome vs gold

ILL COM 56 wrote:

> Scott..
>
> I would stay with the chrome.. if your gonna go with gold.. you might as
> well put hydrolics on in.. and a big phat system and park it in the hood..
> Just my opinion.. I think chrome is much smoother.. maybe a a few gold touches
> under the hood might look nice though..

I would tend to agree on newer cars. I don't think it would have the
same effect on older trucks, though. If it were a late model camry or
something, yeah, I would agree forget the gold.

Just don't go overboard with the gold. Don't go putting gold emblems
all over the truck. DEFINITELY don't have some gold wheelwell trim
peices made up. Don't do a gold license plate frame. Just do it in
moderation and I don't think you'll be confused with that crowd.

Somewhere once I did see a 51 or 52 with a gold (painted) grill and
chrome headlight bezels. I think if the gold paint had been gold
plating, it would have looked very nice and absolutely DID NOT put off
the wrong image about the truck or its owner.

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 15:37:26 EST
From: AZYacht
Subject: Re: Carter 390 CFM 4 bbl. Wanted or Info. Leading

How about 390 CFM, that would be more appropriate ...you think!
Just could not let that dumb mistake go unanswered. Thanks
Gary O.

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 17:54:11 EST
From: RJC988
Subject: 4.3 lit.??????

Boy you guys were much more subdued that I imagined! (I still have another
posting to read). I really want to stay all ford. The 4.3 gm is everywhere
down here. All I want is a drivetrain that I can find parts for and find
someone to work on!! You guys are a big help. If I can find a 302 w/fuel
injection and AOL for a reasonable price (what ever that is?) I will buy it.

See you in Pigeon Forge, (bring that up in AOL's Wheels chat room!)
Glenn in Memphis

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 18:50:30 EST
From: JStoneF100
Subject: Re: 5.0w/aod??

You mean AOD (automatic overdrive) or AOL (Steve)??? Hope it's aod !!!! He's
good with money but I doubt if he can shift gears...I've got the aod out of a
5.0 Mustang but as far as putting it in,I have not done anything except haul
it, unload it,and sweep around it .....Sorry I can't help ya' yet see you in
wheels--Stoney..

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 20:52:35 EST
From: JRFiero
Subject: Re: chrome vs gold

original post was about 'golding' a 52 grill, then a response included -


crome >>
Not sure if this implies that original had chrome, but I don't think any
did. Anyone got any info? This is for 51/52 grills with the three teeth. 51
started with Argent (silver color, not chrome) then changed to beige. I've
seen ads for the bigger trucks with body color grills, but haven't been able
to confirm that. Was chrome ever available from Ford?

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 20:58:14 -0800
From: jc & terry
Subject: don't talk the talk, if you can't walk the walk

TBird-Terry if you want cheap why don't you put a 4.3 and a camero interior I
your Birds Maybe that would better suit your salary.

why don't you back up your talk by telling us what you did and what you
spent instead of calling me cheap? i offered a view based on provable facts
in this discussion. what did you offer? a little more air for your paper tiger?
T-bird Terry

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Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 21:21:18 -0800
From: jc & terry
Subject: carb

I am building a 4.9L and believe I need a Carter 390 CFS for the motor.
I am not enamored with the Holley and am looking for 1) Opinions on this carb.
2) Any help in locating a new or rebuilt (properly done) version of this carb.
I really don't want to go into the Holley thing as we have no need for a carb
that self destructs upon a 'hiccup'. Thanks in advance.
Gary
47 1/2 Panel called 'HD' aka Hipster Dufus.


gary, is this a 6 or 8 cyl ? the reason i ask is 5.0 L is 300 cubic inches.
i have a friend that runs a 300 6 in his 60 (believe he has the stock carb)
and another that runs a 289/302 in a 57 (holley 600). i am of the same idea
as you when it comes to a holley although i know many that are satisfied
with the holley. if it is a 6 and you only want a 390 cfs a local carb
rebuild shop should be able to either have one done for you already or be
able to give you a good core and build it . if it is an 8, i would go with a
carter 650 and edelbrock hirise($300). rv cam if you want. the holley 600
roars on the 57 and the 300-6 is a stump puller too. hope this helps.
T-bird Terry

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Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 01:01:26 EST
From: AZYacht
Subject: Re: carb reply

Terry,
Thanks for the response. The engine is a 4.9L aka 300ci six. My engine
building buddy says to avoid the Holley and for dependability use the Carter.
The truck is to be as simple yet viable as can be and if need be driven
anytime / anywhere, sort what we call a 'Not Rod' or N.O.S. (not old stocker).
Thanks again and keep up the answers and entertainment.
Gary O.
47 1/2 Panel called "HD" aka Hipster Dufus.....


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