Return-Path:
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 04:00:33 -0600 (MDT)
From: owner-fordtrucks-digest ListService.net (fordtrucks-digest)
To: fordtrucks-digest ListService.net
Subject: fordtrucks-digest V1 #189
Reply-To: fordtrucks ListService.net
Sender: owner-fordtrucks-digest ListService.net


fordtrucks-digest Thursday, September 4 1997 Volume 01 : Number 189



=======================================================================
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1979 And Older Trucks Digest
Visit our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
To unsubscribe, send email to:
fordtrucks-digest-request listservice.net
with the word "unsubscribe" in the body of the message. For help, send
email to the same address with the word "help" in the body of the
message.
=======================================================================
In this issue:

Re: Timing Chain Questions ["Deacon Blue" ]
RE: Door Panels for 74 F250 [Mike Schwall ]
RE: Door Panels for 74 F250 [Randy Collins ]
Re: Where is T-18 Backup light Switch? [Don Grossman
Re: Where is T-18 Backup light Switch? ["Mark Mech"
Re: Murphy's Law ["Dale and Donna Carmine" ]
Re:microfilm/parts list [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re:microfilm/parts list [danadeb pacbell.net]
Re: parts catalog [FORDTRKNUT aol.com]
Re: speedometer gear [FORDTRKNUT aol.com]
Re: '59 F-100 292c.i.d. [petunia indy.net]
Oil pressure and 390FE..... [Paul ]
Re: F 350 Brakes ["The Zahn's" ]
rearend/tranny combo's ["The Gautschi Family" ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #188 [Steven Anderson ]

=======================================================================

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 15:30:00 -0700
From: "Deacon Blue"
Subject: Re: Timing Chain Questions

Summit has a Milodon gear drive for the 390 MIL-14500 $318.95

Deacon Blue
jstrigas worldnet.att.net
It's here, It's thin. It's under construction. It's my Homepage!
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.att.net/~jstrigas/Homepage
or if your a Tbird fan
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.dragonfire.net/~site/tbirdknights/

- -----Original Message-----
From: Keith Srb
To: fordtrucks listservice.net
Date: Wednesday, September 03, 1997 2:56 PM
Subject: Timing Chain Questions



>74 F250, I need to replace the timing chain and gears.
>
>1. Does anyone make a gear drive set to replace the chain and gears?
>
>2. Are there any "little problems" I need to watch out for?
>
>3. Timing Chain slipped a tooth or two, so what do I have to move so the
marks
>up on the crank shaft gear and the cam shaft gear will line up?
>
>Thanks
>
>TTFN
>
>Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net
>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, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long Box, Style Side.
>1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, 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 - 1979 and Older --------------+
>| Send posts to fordtrucks listservice.net, |
>| Send Unsubscribe requests to fordtrucks-request listservice.net |
>+-- Visit Our Web Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/ --+

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 1997 18:07:02 -0500
From: Mike Schwall
Subject: RE: Door Panels for 74 F250

At 09:03 AM 9/3/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Anybody have an opinion on what color upholstery would look good in a green
>truck?

Black?

Mike

_____________________________________________

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

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 17:38:35 -0700
From: Randy Collins
Subject: RE: Door Panels for 74 F250

- ------ =_NextPart_000_01BCB890.3778DB40
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

TAN!


Randy Collins
Boise, Idaho
rcollins micron.net

1975 Ford F250 4WD Supercab "Muscle Truck"
Soon to have the following Randy installed options:
460 C-6



- -----Original Message-----
From:Mike Schwall [SMTP:mikes intx.net]
Sent:Wednesday, September 03, 1997 4:07 PM
To:fordtrucks ListService.net
Subject:RE: Door Panels for 74 F250

At 09:03 AM 9/3/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Anybody have an opinion on what color upholstery would look good in a green
>truck?

Black?

Mike

_____________________________________________

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



- ------ =_NextPart_000_01BCB890.3778DB40
Content-Type: application/ms-tnef
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
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- ------ =_NextPart_000_01BCB890.3778DB40--

+-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1979 and Older --------------+
| Send posts to fordtrucks listservice.net, |
| Send Unsubscribe requests to fordtrucks-request listservice.net |
+-- Visit Our Web Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/ --+

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 1997 16:51:55 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: Where is T-18 Backup light Switch?

George Shepherd wrote:
>
> In 73, its on the steering column in the cab just about 2 inches from the
> firewall. The switch fits a tab on the shifter rod. The tab is bad about
> breaking. Take the switch off and have some one move the shifter while you
> feel the tab. Don't get pinched.

This would work if you had the 3-speed with the Column Shift. =)

> ----------
> > From: Joe Dallatore
> > To: Fordtrucks ListService.net
> > Subject: Where is T-18 Backup light Switch?
> > Date: Wednesday, September 03, 1997 12:33 PM
> >
> > Hi all.
> >
> > I have a 73 F250, 360 with a T-18 4 sp. Can anyone tell me where the
> > backup light switch is located? I spent a lot of time on the ground
> under
> > the truck (no lift available) and can't seem to find it. No wires lead to
> > trans now, so I can't follow the wire to find it (the B/U lights don't
> > work, and that may be why...) Should it be reachable from below or do I
> > have to remove the access plate in the Cab floor to see it?
> >
> > Thanks in advance!
> > Joe

I will be on the top of the shifthousing on the transmission. You
should be able to feel the connector by reaching up with your hand. If
you have to work on the connector or replace anything it will be easier
with the floorpan removed. You can even remove the top of the
transmission and look inside to do a little check up. Since the top is
now off anyway, :) now would be a good time to replace the little nylon
tabs on the shiftforks.
- --
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

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 17:35:44 -0700
From: "Mark Mech"
Subject: Re: Where is T-18 Backup light Switch?

I have a T-18 in my truck and it is a standard with granny and a floor
shifter. It looks like there is a sending unit or switch on the upper left
rear of the tranny.

Mark Mech
1913 E. El Parque
Tempe, Arizona 85282
aerofoam earthlink.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.earthlink.net/~aerofoam/

- ----------
> From: Don Grossman
> To: fordtrucks ListService.net
> Subject: Re: Where is T-18 Backup light Switch?
> Date: Wednesday, September 03, 1997 5:51 PM
>
> George Shepherd wrote:
> >
> > In 73, its on the steering column in the cab just about 2 inches from
the
> > firewall. The switch fits a tab on the shifter rod. The tab is bad
about
> > breaking. Take the switch off and have some one move the shifter while
you
> > feel the tab. Don't get pinched.
>
> This would work if you had the 3-speed with the Column Shift. =)
>
> > ----------
> > > From: Joe Dallatore
> > > To: Fordtrucks ListService.net
> > > Subject: Where is T-18 Backup light Switch?
> > > Date: Wednesday, September 03, 1997 12:33 PM
> > >
> > > Hi all.
> > >
> > > I have a 73 F250, 360 with a T-18 4 sp. Can anyone tell me where the
> > > backup light switch is located? I spent a lot of time on the ground
> > under
> > > the truck (no lift available) and can't seem to find it. No wires
lead to
> > > trans now, so I can't follow the wire to find it (the B/U lights
don't
> > > work, and that may be why...) Should it be reachable from below or do
I
> > > have to remove the access plate in the Cab floor to see it?
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance!
> > > Joe
>
> I will be on the top of the shifthousing on the transmission. You
> should be able to feel the connector by reaching up with your hand. If
> you have to work on the connector or replace anything it will be easier
> with the floorpan removed. You can even remove the top of the
> transmission and look inside to do a little check up. Since the top is
> now off anyway, :) now would be a good time to replace the little nylon
> tabs on the shiftforks.
> --
> 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
> +-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1979 and Older --------------+
> | Send posts to fordtrucks listservice.net, |
> | Send Unsubscribe requests to fordtrucks-request listservice.net |
> +-- Visit Our Web Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/ --+

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 20:03:11 -0500
From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
Subject: Re: Murphy's Law

> Please let me know that
> I'm not the only one that has problems when I try to do something
> like this.
>
Was putting a slant 6 in a Dodge once. Had the chain on the engine hoist
rigged wrong and dropped the engine on my wife's foot!
No permanent damage to engine or foot. Still have the wife, got rid of the
Dodge. :-)

Dale

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 1997 18:42:38 -0700
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re:microfilm/parts list

There is a company called Helm, they, at one time ( and may still), made
the publications for Ford. I think they are in Detroite. Try checking
with a ford dealer. They sold me a 1967 ford van shop manual on micro
film 10 or so years ago.

Also there is a company called:

Automotive Information Clearinghouse
Box 1746
La Mesa, CA 91944
(619) 447-7200
They sell used shop manuals (a little pricy) they may have master parts
catalogs also.
Good luck.
Dana

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 1997 18:42:58 -0700
From: danadeb pacbell.net
Subject: Re:microfilm/parts list

There is a company called Helm, they, at one time ( and may still), made
the publications for Ford. I think they are in Detroit. Try checking
with a ford dealer. They sold me a 1967 ford van shop manual on micro
film 10 or so years ago.

Also there is a company called:

Automotive Information Clearinghouse
Box 1746
La Mesa, CA 91944
(619) 447-7200
They sell used shop manuals (a little pricey) they may have master parts
catalogs also.
Good luck.
Dana

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 21:36:30 -0400 (EDT)
From: FORDTRKNUT aol.com
Subject: Re: parts catalog

I have a complete set of books for the 1973-1979 Ford Trucks. I paid $225.00
for them...thats what it cost the dealer too!!! It has exploded views of
everything on, near, or around the truck. It is the same books that the
dealer uses (up until 1988 when the books were out of print) The part number
for the set of books is:
FPS-8096-A/B total with tax was $238.50. I bought them because I am NUTS
ABOUT FORD TRUCKS!!!! Like the name........FORDTRKNUT. I am told they still
have some in stock...but not much. I might be asking for trouble
but.....what the hell!!! If anybody wants part numbers please E-mail me
directly at FORDTRKNUT AOL.COM with "PART NUMBERS" in the subject line. Hope
to hear from you soon!!! Wayne Grabley
1979 XLT Ranger Bronco
1979 F-350 Ranger Lariet 4x4 (460 CID, NP435, NP205,Dana 60's)

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 21:56:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: FORDTRKNUT aol.com
Subject: Re: speedometer gear

If you have the part number you can call GREEN SALES COMPANY. I do not have
a phone number in front of me but you can look in Hemmings Motor News for it.
They also have a tech line for research on parts you might want. If you do
not get Hemmings Motor News....GET IT. It has everything that ever was
made...or will be made. You can go to there WEB PAGE at: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.hmn.com
and check out the subscription rate and such. Good luck!!! Wayne Grabley

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 21:58:01 +0000
From: petunia indy.net
Subject: Re: '59 F-100 292c.i.d.

Hey Scott from MI,

> I am in the middle of a complete rebuild of a '59 F-100 with a Y-block 292.
> I have been calling around but have not been having much luck finding parts
> for the engine. Can anyone suggest a good place to look for a complete
> rebuild kit, accessories, etc.?

Check out Mac's Antique Auto Parts in NY
716-433-1500 or
800-777-0948
I think they send out free catalogs (at least I don't remember being
charged for my catalog). I haven't bought anything from these guys
yet, but I've sure got alot of pages dog-ear'd just waiting to be
ordered for my Y-block!
I hope you find what you need.

Eric

petunia indy.net
erickson vitro.bloomington.in.us
==================================
"Happy Days"
1961 F100 Unibody Pick'em Up Truck
w/'59 292 ci Y-Block
==================================

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 19:41:14 -0700 (PDT)
From: Paul
Subject: Oil pressure and 390FE.....

I've got a stock 1975 F250 with 4 speed and above mentioned 390
w/about 100,000 miles. The oil pressure seems to take an abnormally long
time to build up after start. Oil pressure on start up takes approx 05 to 10
sec to begin moving the oil pressure gauge needle(stock gauge w/the engine
hot or cold). The valve train will do the "no oil" rattle until the gauge
begins to move so I believe the guage is at least correctly giving
indication of oil pressure. The prior owner had used 30w straight weight.
I changed oil to Castrol 20w-50 and Fram PH-8A filter and after the first
start to circulate the fresh oil(05 to10 sec wait for an indication of oil
pressure); every start afterwards oil pressure indication would begin almost
immediately after start up. I dissasembled the old filter and everything
looked normal and the AC part number crossed with the Fram(what was THAT
doing in there!?!?). The odd thing is that w/200 miles on the new oil, the
oil pressure is again taking 05 to 10 sec for an indication on start up. Is
this the correct oil filter for the FE engine? Is there an anti-drain on
the engine to prevent oil starvation on startup because the oil filter is
horizontal? Any FE guru's out there have a similar experience? Is this an
indication of a failing oil pump? Is it.....ugh...normal? Any input,
suggestions, theories would be greatly appreciated. I will be connecting a
test fixture to check for low oil pressure before the week is out but it
will probably raise more questions than it answers.


Thanks, a new old Ford truck owner

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 21:21:06 -0700
From: "The Zahn's"
Subject: Re: F 350 Brakes

Hi Dale and Donna,
I drive a 71 F-350 with a service body and it weighs in at 4 tons also.
It has always been very slow to stop but it also has panic stopped when I
really stomped on the pedal. It has 4 wheel drum brakes with duel wheels
in the rear. I always keep a safe distance between me and the cars in
front of me whenever possible.
FredZ

------------------------------

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 21:58:46 -0700
From: "The Gautschi Family"
Subject: rearend/tranny combo's

Our family just bought a 71 F 250 crew cab short bed to customize into our
own camp'in , cruz'in , off road machine. The truck is in excellent
condition and a great place to start for us. My question is what....


To access the rest of this feature you must be a logged in Registered User Of Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Registration is free, easy and gives you access to more features.
If you are not registered, click here to register.
If you are already registered, you can login here.

If you are already logged in and are seeing this message, your web browser is blocking session cookies. Change your browser cookie settings to allow session cookies.




Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Jobs

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.