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fordtrucks-digest Wednesday, August 20 1997 Volume 01 : Number 003




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Date: 19 Aug 97 06:36:14 EDT
From: DC Beatty
Subject: battery question

Does anyone out there have any experience with dry cell batteries? I hear they
are real tough and real expensive. It is battery replacement time in my world
and I was wondering if I should invest in one.

Thanks,

DC Beatty
1967 F-100 352
1974 Maverick 302

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Date: 19 Aug 97 06:36:13 EDT
From: DC Beatty
Subject: RE: Subject: Wow! A new list

Just for info purposes:

My '74 Maverick has stock electronic ignition. The sticker on the valve cover
calls for a gap of between .045" and .056". I always ran the Autolite plugs in
it.

Also, when I bought my '67 p/u it had the Bosch Platinum plugs in it. I wouldn't
have done this on my own 'cause I resent having Hitler-mobile stuff on my truck.
But, nevertheless, there they are. I hear that they are supposed to last a long
time, so if I notice anything spectacular or feel the earth move or something
I'll let the group know.

Hope this helps someone.

DC Beatty
1967 F-100 352
1974 Maverick 302

From: Steve Delanty

>Well sure! I'd recommend splitfires, gapped at .666" and dipped in
> slick 50 before installation.. (-;
>
> Well, actually I'd use the same brand and heat range You've been using.
> The duraspark setup shouldn't require anything different, except You can
> probably get away with opening up the gap another .005" or so..

Your all right Bro!

As you suggested I went with the solidsmothers as opposed to splitfires!
;] OK, that pigs in the pit I just couldn't help it.
I went with the Autolite 45's my stock gap was .032-.036 I gaped them
.041. Runs like a champ!
Thanks!

Jim Strigas

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 07:56:09 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Subject: Wow! A new list

> From: sdelanty sonic.net
> Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 15:46:42 -0700
> Subject: Re: Subject: Wow! A new list

> >I'm looking for suggestions on sparkplugs. I installed an ignition
> >system from a '77 Mercury a few months back and used the Autolites

Take a look at the torque master web site. It's pretty interesting.
I don't believe the numbers for a minute but the design, similar to
the gold paladium would be less likely to foul which is a plus in my
book. I've been thinking about the concept for some time and may get
around to trying some soon myself.

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.torquemaster.com/

- -- Gary Peters --

(Mine)78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6
(Mine)78 Bronco, 4wd, 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
(Daughter's)92 Tempo
(Daughter's)92 T-Bird
(Wife's)94 T-Bird
(Son's)90 F-150, I6
(Son's)76 Blue Bird School bus
All mine to work on, maintain etc..

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 10:14:42 -0400
From: "Edward Dunmyre"
Subject: Harmonic balancer

Help!
Will someone PLEASE tell me if a harmonic balancer can be repaired or
rebuilt? Mine is in three peices. This balancer is off a 351M motor,
I have another from a 400 motor, can I use this? Will any others work?
Thank you for your time. Eddie
- --


Hang on tight, life's a bumpy ride!

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 10:31:50 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: Harmonic balancer

> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 10:14:42 -0400
> From: "Edward Dunmyre"
> Subject: Harmonic balancer

> Will someone PLEASE tell me if a harmonic balancer can be repaired

I bet you pulled it with a flange type puller didn't you? Shame on
you :-) I don't think I ever heard of a method for repairing them
since the operation depends on a careful alignment of the two parts
and the resiliance of the rubber between them. The junk yards are
full of them but I think I would get the 351M version just in case
there may be a differnece. The cranks are both externally balanced
but the throws are different which may affect the twist.

I would call a friendly Ford dealer to have them check the part
numbers for both to be sure. Sometimes they have different numbers
for current production items but after production they service both
with the same part which is a clue that there is no significant
difference.

- -- Gary Peters --

(Mine)78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6
(Mine)78 Bronco, 4wd, 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
(Daughter's)92 Tempo
(Daughter's)92 T-Bird
(Wife's)94 T-Bird
(Son's)90 F-150, I6
(Son's)76 Blue Bird School bus
All mine to work on, maintain etc..

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 17:34:26 +0300
From: "Tero Saarelainen"
Subject: Re: Wiring

Hi Bill!

I think there should be female/female connectors and/or blocks between
those male ends. In my '52 Mercury are those, One or two under dash and one
near left headlight, which somehow divide wires to both headlights. If I
remember right in those blocks are about 8 female/female connectors. I
don't know where to find those blocks, but single connectors are for sale
in Obsolete Ford Parts and in Sacramento Vintage Ford Parts.

I hope this helps,

Tero Saarelainen
Finland
teros dlc.fi
'61 & '62 F-100 Unibody
'52 Mercury
'36 Ford Pickup

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> From: billjhs
> To: fordtrucks ListService.net
> Subject: Wiring
> Date: 19. August 1997 5:13
>
> Hello to all,
>
> I have been re-wiring my 51 f-1 with new harnesses, I just have some
> questions maybe someone can answer. I seem to have a lot of male ends
> and no female ends on my wires.
> >From the main body harness to the under dash harness both ends are male,
> am I missing something ?? From the under dash harness to the headlight
> crossover both ends are male and the crossover doesn;t seem to have
> enough wires to go to both headlights. Again I guess I am missing
> something. Any help would be appreciated cause the vendor doesn't seem
> to know.
>
> Thanks
> Bill
>
> 1951 Ford F-1
>
>

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 12:06:14 -0400
From: JBair webtv.net (Justin Bair)
Subject: Re: battery question

A dry cell battery is good for any usage of long term or high current
battery needs. such as in large car stereo systems or in campers or
mobile homes. I feel for the price and usage a battery they have come
out with in the market is called a gel cell. I work at Western Auto's
Parts America and AC delco has a line of them just for trucks. They are
better then traditional batteries and cost a little more but are not as
outragous as dry cells. for all practical purposes this type of battery
should do you well.
Justin Bair

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 09:44:29 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: CDI Ignition Module?

>Hi All,
>
>When I bought my 74 Truck a few weeks ago, the was a small box mounted on the
>fender well. On the box it say "CDI CONNECTIONS". Some of the wires go to the
>coil, I haven't traced the rest of the wires down yet. Can someone tell me
what
>this box is, what it does or anything else they might know about this box?

Hmm, well I've seen several replies to this that say it's probably
stock Ford electronic ign. (duraspark) in '74..

But what's with the "CDI CONNECTIONS"???
The duraspark setup sure ain't no Capacitive Discharge unit, it's just a
simple transistor switch.

I'd have to say that the "CDI" label tags it as being an aftermarket unit
and not stock Ford.
I can't think of any auto manufacturer that used a real CDI unit
back in '74.! A few bikes (Kawasaki) were using magneto driven CDI's
back then, but transistor-switcher type CDI's for auto use were
rare/expensive/not terribly reliable or effective back then.
Many were offered as assemble Yourself kits thru Heathkit and others.
(I built one in '75) By the 80's transistor technology was good enough
that CDI's became common items.

Technology marches on...




Steve Delanty
1971 F100 FE390

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 13:08:36 -0400
From: BARRY PRICE
Subject: 1965 F-100 Engine Size

I am currently restoring and 1965 F100 with an In line six. The problem
is I do not know the cubic inches of the engine or the specifics of the
transmission (it's a 3 speed on the column). I know the engine is original
and I have the ID codes from the driver side door they are:

WB COLOR MODEL BODY TRANS AXLE
115 M F100 281 A 08

WARRANTY Number is: F10BL709071

If anyone can please post the translation of these numbers it will be
greatly appreciated.

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 13:12:19 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: CDI Ignition Module?

> From: sdelanty sonic.net
> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 09:44:29 -0700
> Subject: Re: CDI Ignition Module?

> But what's with the "CDI CONNECTIONS"???
> The duraspark setup sure ain't no Capacitive Discharge unit, it's
> just a simple transistor switch.

That's what got me too. The predecessor to the dura spark was a
plain aluminum box with nothing on it that I can remember and
certainly doesn't seem like it would have that on it?? I threw in
the other stuff cuz I like to talk and just in case there might be
something I don't know :-) Figured someone would paste me if I was
all wet :-)

- -- Gary Peters --

(Mine)78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6
(Mine)78 Bronco, 4wd, 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
(Daughter's)92 Tempo
(Daughter's)92 T-Bird
(Wife's)94 T-Bird
(Son's)90 F-150, I6
(Son's)76 Blue Bird School bus
All mine to work on, maintain etc..

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 97 13:34:43 EDT
From: AM14 chrysler.com
Subject: mANUAL 4 SPEED od

Sometime in the late '60's or early '70's Fomoco offered their heavy duty
top loader 4 speed transmission in the Overdrive 4th gear configuration.
Was this transmission ever offered in Fomoco trucks?? In particular 4X4
with a short tailshaft and Bolt on type output yoke???

If so I need one.

WORKING TO BE THE BEST
Azie Magnusson
PROFS ID (AM14):E-Mail AM14 Chrysler.com
Tie Line (835-2578):Outside (205)464-2578

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 14:28:18 +0000
From: "Gary, 78 BBB"
Subject: Re: mANUAL 4 SPEED od

> From: AM14 chrysler.com
> Date: Tue, 19 Aug 97 13:34:43 EDT
> Subject: mANUAL 4 SPEED od

> Sometime in the late '60's or early '70's Fomoco offered their heavy
> duty top loader 4 speed transmission in the Overdrive 4th gear
> configuration. Was this transmission ever offered in Fomoco trucks??

The only one I know of offered in trucks wouldn't be considered
heavy duty by most truckers. There is one used in late model
broncos with 302 engines and I6's and I remember a friend who had one
in an early 80's van with an I6 but I've never heard of one being
offered with a larger engine until they came out with the ZF 5 speed.
I'll take a look in my 78 service manuals and see what they list
tomorrow.

- -- Gary Peters --

(Mine)78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6
(Mine)78 Bronco, 4wd, 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
(Daughter's)92 Tempo
(Daughter's)92 T-Bird
(Wife's)94 T-Bird
(Son's)90 F-150, I6
(Son's)76 Blue Bird School bus
All mine to work on, maintain etc..

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 23:20:00 +0300
From: "Tero Saarelainen"
Subject: Re: 1965 F-100 Engine Size

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> From: BARRY PRICE
> To: fordtrucks ListService.net
> Subject: 1965 F-100 Engine Size
> Date: 19. August 1997 20:08
>
> I am currently restoring and 1965 F100 with an In line six. The problem
> is I do not know the cubic inches of the engine or the specifics of the
> transmission (it's a 3 speed on the column). I know the engine is
original
> and I have the ID codes from the driver side door they are:
>
> WB COLOR MODEL BODY TRANS AXLE
> 115 M F100 281 A 08

Wheel base is 115", Color M is White, Model F-100 gross vehicle weight is
5,000 lbs., Body 281: 2 is blue vinyl interior and 81 is conventional cab,
Trans A is 3-speed Ford standard duty, Axle 08 is 3.50 ratio.

>
> WARRANTY Number is: F10BL709071
F10 is F-100 (4x2), B is 300 cid 6 cyl., L is Michigan Truck assembly plant
and 709071 locates to July 1965
>
> If anyone can please post the translation of these numbers it will be
> greatly appreciated.

I hope this helps You

Tero Saarelainen
Finland
teros dlc.fi
'61 & '62 F-100 Unibody
'52 Mercury
'36 Ford Pickup

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 13:45:16 -0700
From: "Jim Strigas"
Subject: Re: CDI Ignition Module?

Steve wrote;

> Hmm, well I've seen several replies to this that say it's probably
> stock Ford electronic ign. (duraspark) in '74..
>
> But what's with the "CDI CONNECTIONS"???
> The duraspark setup sure ain't no Capacitive Discharge unit, it's just a
> simple transistor switch.

I took CDI CONNECTIONS for See Da Instructions for Connections. Everyone
was out partying in those days, who had time to build a CDI?

> Many were offered as assemble Yourself kits thru Heathkit and others.
> (I built one in '75)

Oops, Sorry Steve! I would have let you hang around me, if I knew you
then! :)

I can make up for that last crack, check out what I found. There's not much
there, no kits, but it does bring back memories! http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.heathkit.com/

Jim Strigas

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 15:34:38 -0400
From: Kevin Kemmerer
Subject: RE: Harmonic balancer

i recall reading in a magazine a company that repairs them. it was either
in a mopar or ford mag, but i cannot recall when or where. i looked in my
stack quick, but didn't see it. keep searching, maybe call some
restoration clubs and companies as they may know of the place.

sleddog

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From: Edward Dunmyre[SMTP:edddee nb.net]
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 1997 10:14 AM
To: fordtrucks ListService.net
Subject: Harmonic balancer

Help!
Will someone PLEASE tell me if a harmonic balancer can be repaired or
rebuilt? Mine is in three peices. This balancer is off a 351M motor,
I have another from a 400 motor, can I use this? Will any others work?
Thank you for your time. Eddie
- --


Hang on tight, life's a bumpy ride!

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 15:27:09 -0600
From: Randall Colgan
Subject: Free catalog

Just a note of interest. The following catalog is free for people living in
the U.S. only. Although I don't mind paying!

>Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 21:55:24 -0400
>From: Ken Payne
>Subject: Free Old/Antique parts catalog (Announcment 2 of 3)
>
>This message is going to get posted once a day for 3 days. This is
>day 2 of 3. Initial plans were for one posting but with all the
>distractions and down time on the list it will give everyone a chance
>to see it. I promised everyone an announcement and many people have
>sent me anxious emails concerning this over the last month so I feel
>you guys/gals deserve a chance to get the catalog info....
>
>Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts:
>
>Mac's Antique Auto Parts, one of the largest Ford parts supply houses
>in the world, is offering a free parts catalog to all `Ford Truck
>Enthusiasts' who are interested and have not already obtained their
>catalog(s).
>
>If you have a Ford Truck from 1919-1972 (including Econoline, Bronco's
>and Ranchero's) please go to our home page
>http://www.ford-trucks.com/index.html and click on their
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>
>Once you go to their site you can click on the catalog that is
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>
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>1928-31 Model A or AA Pickup Truck (request Model A Catalog)
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>
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>
>- -Ken
>List Administrator, 1967 Ford F100, 390FE V8
>Our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
>(s*bscribe/uns*bscribe forms on the web site)

================
Randall Colgan
Civil Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
'52 Ford F-1 Truck
================

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 17:47:54 -0400
From: Joe DeLaurentis
Subject: 76 F100 Question

Would A 76 F100 have coils up front or leaf springs on all 4 corners??
Looking at a 76 with a 460, 44" tires auto etc...Just wondering about
the suspension?
Joe

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 16:51:12 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: Harmonic balancer

Have the parts yards check Hollanders, but My Christy book says they are
the same. There is a company which rebuilds them--check Hemmings Motor
News-I recall they advertise there.

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> From: Gary, 78 BBB
> To: fordtrucks ListService.net
> Subject: Re: Harmonic balancer
> Date: Tuesday, August 19, 1997 5:31 AM
>
> > Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 10:14:42 -0400
> > From: "Edward Dunmyre"
> > Subject: Harmonic balancer
>
> > Will someone PLEASE tell me if a harmonic balancer can be repaired
>
> I bet you pulled it with a flange type puller didn't you? Shame on
> you :-) I don't think I ever heard of a method for repairing them
> since the operation depends on a careful alignment of the two parts
> and the resiliance of the rubber between them. The junk yards are
> full of them but I think I would get the 351M version just in case
> there may be a differnece. The cranks are both externally balanced
> but the throws are different which may affect the twist.
>
> I would call a friendly Ford dealer to have them check the part
> numbers for both to be sure. Sometimes they have different numbers
> for current production items but after production they service both
> with the same part which is a clue that there is no significant
> difference.
>
> -- Gary Peters --
>
> (Mine)78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6
> (Mine)78 Bronco, 4wd, 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
> (Daughter's)92 Tempo
> (Daughter's)92 T-Bird
> (Wife's)94 T-Bird
> (Son's)90 F-150, I6
> (Son's)76 Blue Bird School bus
> All mine to work on, maintain etc..

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 14:57:03 -0800
From: Nathan Yost
Subject: Rusted bed screws on Ranchero

I need to get the bed off my Ranchero to replace the shocks-but the screws
are partially rusted on and I can't get a grip on them. Any suggestions as
to removing these screws? Would a propane torch give me enough heat to
loosen?
Nathan Yost
63 Ranchero

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 18:02:58 -0400
From: JBair webtv.net (Justin Bair)
Subject: Re: Rusted bed screws on Ranchero

Better get a hot wrench,( a set of real torches) this will make life
easier

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 18:08:42 -0400
From: JBair webtv.net (Justin Bair)
Subject: Re: 76 F100 Question

All Two wheel drive ford trucks 1/2 - 1 ton
generally have coil springs. all pre 79 1/2 ton 4x4's had front coils.
all pre 79' 3/4 and 1 ton 4x4's had leaf springs.
Justin

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 17:19:38 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: 1965 F-100 Engine Size

f10 means F100 SERIES
B MEANS 300 CI 6 CYL MOTOR
U MEANS IT WAS ASSEMBLED AT LOUISVILLE, KY
709071 MEANS it was built in July 1965

Color code M is Wimbledon White
Trans code A means standard 3 speed transmission
Axle Code 08 means 3.51:1 ratio rear end gears
Body style "81" is a chassis-cab (not sure what the 2 is doing there)

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> From: BARRY PRICE
> To: fordtrucks ListService.net
> Subject: 1965 F-100 Engine Size
> Date: Tuesday, August 19, 1997 12:08 PM
>
> I am currently restoring and 1965 F100 with an In line six. The problem
> is I do not know the cubic inches of the engine or the specifics of the
> transmission (it's a 3 speed on the column). I know the engine is
original
> and I have the ID codes from the driver side door they are:
>
> WB COLOR MODEL BODY TRANS AXLE
> 115 M F100 281 A 08
>
> WARRANTY Number is: F10BL709071
>
> If anyone can please post the translation of these numbers it will be
> greatly appreciated.

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 15:22:01 -0700
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: 76 F100 Question

Justin Bair wrote:
>
> All Two wheel drive ford trucks 1/2 - 1 ton
> generally have coil springs. all pre 79 1/2 ton 4x4's had front coils.
> all pre 79' 3/4 and 1 ton 4x4's had leaf springs.
> Justin

Except for the supercab's. The SuperCab was built on the F-250 chassis
and had a leafspring front end. The first year for the coil was the 65'
BTW.

Joe,

I would give any truck with 44" (or is that $$") tires a complete go
through before buying. You might want to look into a 1 ton truck for
those kind of meats.
- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44

Phase 172: rebuild front suspension

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 17:43:49 -0500
From: Mike Schwall
Subject: Re: Harmonic balancer

At 10:14 AM 8/19/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Help!
> Will someone PLEASE tell me if a harmonic balancer can be repaired or
>rebuilt? Mine is in three peices. This balancer is off a 351M motor,
>I have another from a 400 motor, can I use this? Will any others work?
> Thank you for your time. Eddie

Your better off going to the junk yard and getting another balancer. Lots
of old Ford trucks came with the 351M. Or you could pay up to and over
$300 for a new one. Forget about rebuilding it, unless you don't plan on
keeping the vehicle much longer.

Mike

_____________________________________________

Email: mikes intix.net
Home Page: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.intx.net/mikes

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 18:52:04 -0400
From: bbprice
Subject: Re: 1965 F-100 Engine Size

George Shepherd wrote:

> f10 means F100 SERIES
> B MEANS 300 CI 6 CYL MOTOR
> U MEANS IT WAS ASSEMBLED AT LOUISVILLE, KY
> 709071 MEANS it was built in July 1965
>
> Color code M is Wimbledon White
> Trans code A means standard 3 speed transmission
> Axle Code 08 means 3.51:1 ratio rear end gears
> Body style "81" is a chassis-cab (not sure what the 2 is doing there)
>

Thanks for the info, it is greatly appreciated. By the way, what kind of
book did you get the information from and where can I get one?

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 18:55:37 -0400
From: Schottsweb webtv.net (George Schott)
Subject: Vin mixup?

I have a 69 F-100 the vin. # is F10GEG10211 I would appreciate it if
someone could tell me what this translates to. The reason I am asking is
because someone told me that the truck origionally had a 302 in it but
others say 69's never had a 302 also there are 390 emblems on the
fenders which I know anyone can get and put on. I am also planning to
put in another trans. and would like opinions for and against manual
versus auto. Thanks in advance.

Duke's
Fine 69

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 19:36:19 -0400 (EDT)
From: MadPoodle aol.com
Subject: Re: battery question

Big 0 on dry cell xperiance, but have gels in Vette and Morris Minor.
Absolutely luv em! Worth every penny, and the weight. No acid to puke on
frame rails, hold charge very well....
If not using vehicle, try a battery tender, not a charger. They are
advertised in Hemmings etc, and are the perfect answer for the perfect
charge.....

l8tr

Scott

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 20:05:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: MadPoodle aol.com
Subject: Bosch Platinum plugs

>Bosch Platinum plugs

Well, my late model has 49000 miles on the Nazi plugs, and they look and run
great....... 351, F250 Work truck, and it works very hard......


Scott

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 20:39:53 -0400
From: Kevin Kemmerer
Subject: RE: 76 F100 Question

someone correct me if i am wrong, but it should be coils front. if there
was an extended cab, it may have leafs in front. i have seen that f150
extended cabs have leafs all around. but are the ex cabs only
f150,250,350, or f100 also

sleddog

ps -- if it has leafs, then maybe the front was swapped for bigger axles (a
good idea with 44" tires!), or the chrome thing on the side was swapped or
the whole cab was swapped. does it have dana 44, 60, or 70,80 axles?

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From: Joe DeLaurentis[SMTP:shoman p3.net]
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 1997 5:47 PM
To: fordtrucks ListService.net
Subject: 76 F100 Question

Would A 76 F100 have coils up front or leaf springs on all 4 corners??
Looking at a 76 with a 460, 44" tires auto etc...Just wondering about
the suspension?
Joe

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 21:06:47 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Free catalog

At 03:27 PM 8/19/97 -0600, you wrote:
>Just a note of interest. The following catalog is free for people living in
>the U.S. only. Although I don't mind paying!
>
If its anything like last year's catalog, its got several useful
illustrations (and a good "spotter's chart" on the cover) and
is thick (250 pages).

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 21:09:18 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Free Old/Antique parts catalog (Announcment 2 of 3)

This message is going to get posted once a day for 3 days. This is
day 3 of 3. Initial plans were for one posting but with all the
distractions and down time on the list it will give everyone a chance
to see it. I promised everyone an announcement and many people have
sent me anxious emails concerning this over the last month so I feel
you guys/gals deserve a chance to get the catalog info....

Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts:

Mac's Antique Auto Parts, one of the largest Ford parts supply houses
in the world, is offering a free parts catalog to all `Ford Truck
Enthusiasts' who are interested and have not already obtained their
catalog(s).

If you have a Ford Truck from 1919-1972 (including Econoline, Bronco's
and Ranchero's) please go to our home page
http://www.ford-trucks.com/index.html and click on their
logo which will lead you to their site.

Once you go to their site you can click on the catalog that is
appropriate for you as follows:

1919-27 Model T or TT Pickup Truck (request Model T Catalog)
1928-31 Model A or AA Pickup Truck (request Model A Catalog)
1932-47 Model B or V8 Powered Pickup Truck (request Early V8 Ford Catalog)
1948-72 Pickup Truck (request 1947-72 Ford Pickup Truck Catalog)
1957-59 Ranchero (request 1949-72 Big Car Catalog)
1960-66 Ranchero (request Falcon/Comet Catalog)
1967-71 Ranchero (request Fairlane/Torino)
1961-67 Econoline (request Econoline Catalog)
1966-77 Bronco (request Catalog)

We would like to have them know that you heard about this via the Ford
Truck Enthusiasts group so at the bottom of their form be sure to mention
that you heard about it from the "FTE Group" and be sure to thank them for
the catalog (as well as provide any comments not technical in nature).

- -Ken
List Administrator, 1967 Ford F100, 390FE V8
Our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
(s*bscribe/uns*bscribe forms on the web site)

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 21:26:23 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: For digest members

Just found out, unlike our old list server, if you
receive the digest you must post to the digest address.
So if you get the digest, make your posts to:
fordtrucks-digest listservice.net

- -Ken
List Administrator, 1967 Ford F100, 390FE V8
Our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
(s*bscribe/uns*bscribe forms on the web site)

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Date: 19 Aug 97 21:56:03 EDT
From: DC Beatty
Subject: RE: Harmonic balancer

They need to be yanked with a steering wheel puller. This keeps it from pulling
apart.

DC Beatty
1967 F-100 352
1974 Maverick 302

> Will someone PLEASE tell me if a harmonic balancer can be repaired

I bet you pulled it with a flange type puller didn't you? Shame on
you :-) I don't think I ever heard of a method for repairing them
since the operation depends on a careful alignment of the two parts
and the resiliance of the rubber between them. The junk yards are
full of them but I think I would get the 351M version just in case
there may be a differnece. The cranks are both externally balanced
but the throws are different which may affect the twist.

I would call a friendly Ford dealer to have them check the part
numbers for both to be sure. Sometimes they have different numbers
for current production items but after production they service both
with the same part which is a clue that there is no significant
difference.

- -- Gary Peters --

(Mine)78 F-150, 2wd, 460, C-6
(Mine)78 Bronco, 4wd, 351M, Np 435, Np 205, 33's
(Daughter's)92 Tempo
(Daughter's)92 T-Bird
(Wife's)94 T-Bird
(Son's)90 F-150, I6
(Son's)76 Blue Bird School bus
All mine to work on, maintain etc..

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Date: 19 Aug 97 21:56:07 EDT
From: DC Beatty
Subject: RE: Rusted bed screws on Ranchero

Maybe on the propane torch. Are they in a place where you can get a die grinder
on them? Maybe you can grind off the heads of the screws.

If no on the die grinder and you have a couple of hours, try to get hold of a
Dremel grinder. It's ultra-high speed and will grind 'em off. I used one to
grind off the starter bolts on my Maverick one cold winter day. Some dummy put
'em in with an air gun and rounded off the heads.

Hope this helps,

DC Beatty
1967 F-100 352
1974 Maverick 302


I need to get the bed off my Ranchero to replace the shocks-but the screws
are partially rusted on and I can't get a grip on them. Any suggestions as
to removing these screws? Would a propane torch give me enough heat to
loosen?
Nathan Yost
63 Ranchero

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 21:31:14 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: 1965 F-100 Engine Size

Got the info out of Ford Pickup Red Book by Motorbooks International. It
was disconted to $5.48 at a local area store called "Half Price Books"
(Texas area store). Probably available through one of the dealers in
Hemmings Motor News.

- ----------
> From: bbprice
> To: fordtrucks ListService.net
> Subject: Re: 1965 F-100 Engine Size
> Date: Tuesday, August 19, 1997 5:52 PM
>
> George Shepherd wrote:
>
> > f10 means F100 SERIES
> > B MEANS 300 CI 6 CYL MOTOR
> > U MEANS IT WAS ASSEMBLED AT LOUISVILLE, KY
> > 709071 MEANS it was built in July 1965
> >
> > Color code M is Wimbledon White
> > Trans code A means standard 3 speed transmission
> > Axle Code 08 means 3.51:1 ratio rear end gears
> > Body style "81" is a chassis-cab (not sure what the 2 is doing there)
> >
>
> Thanks for the info, it is greatly appreciated. By the way, what kind of
> book did you get the information from and where can I get one?
>

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 21:41:24 -0500
From: "George Shepherd"
Subject: Re: Vin mixup?

F10=F100 (2 wheel drive)
G=302 ci v-8
E=Mahway, NJ assembly plant
G10211=August69 (my lists the end of 69 production as F63,999)


- ----------
> From: George Schott
> To: fordtrucks ListService.net
> Subject: Vin mixup?
> Date: Tuesday, August 19, 1997 5:55 PM
>
> I have a 69 F-100 the vin. # is F10GEG10211 I would appreciate it if
> someone could tell me what this translates to. The reason I am asking is
> because someone told me that the truck origionally had a 302 in it but
> others say 69's never had a 302 also there are 390 emblems on the
> fenders which I know anyone can get and put on. I am also planning to
> put in another trans. and would like opinions for and against manual
> versus auto. Thanks in advance.
>
> Duke's
> Fine 69

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 22:40:00 -0400
From: Joe DeLaurentis
Subject: 68 f100/f150???

Just picked up an auto locater here in my area and theres a 68
F150?maybe F100?? for sale it says V8/4spd 4x4 etc...Can anybody
fill me in on the 68's??What will they share with other trucks???
Are they a good foundation for a 4x4??Like the 73-79 F150's??
Thanks
Joe

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Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 01:01:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: HYDROSMITH aol.com
Subject: Re: mANUAL 4 SPEED od

About the 4-speed OD,I remember that the early 80's trucks had a 4-speed OD
as I once test drove one. It was a f-100 4x4 short bed. Maybe one of these
would work if there is not what you are looking for. It also had a 302
powerplant.

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 23:02:14 -0600 (MDT)
From: kel-cel ccinet.ab.ca (kel-cel )
Subject: Re: Free Old/Antique parts catalog (Announcment 2 of 3)

me too please!

>Does anyone want to recommend a flathead builder that puts together a
>strong, reliable motor for a reasonable price?
>
>Thanks
>
>
- -- The Spongbergs --
Kelly, Colleen, & Dallas

"Keep your stick on the ice."
Red Green (aka Steve Smith)

email - kel-cel ccinet.ab.ca

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Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 23:02:26 -0600 (MDT)
From: kel-cel ccinet.ab.ca (kel-cel )
Subject: Re: battery question

My experience is with dry cell batteries
for Car audio purposes.
I feel they are excellent for long periods
of storage, and medium current draw.
They perform best if used in conjuction with a
conventional battery. The dry cell can be connected
with a large amperage contacter solonoid.
In cold environments (such as here in Western Canada)

I recommend a battery with :
- - the largest cold cranking amperage rating possible
- - a price you can afford
- - dimensions that fit your battery location

Just my 0.02$

Kelly


>Does anyone out there have any experience with dry cell batteries? I hear they
>are real tough and real expensive. It is battery replacement time in my world
>and I was wondering if I should invest in one.
>
>Thanks,
>
>DC Beatty
>1967 F-100 352
>1974 Maverick 302
>
>
>
- -- The Spongbergs --
Kelly, Colleen, & Dallas

"Keep your stick on the ice."
Red Green (aka Steve Smith)

email - kel-cel ccinet.ab.ca

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Date: Wed, 20 Aug 1997 00:26:38 -0500....


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