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fordtrucks-digest Friday, September 19 1997 Volume 01 : Number 227



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Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1979 And Older Trucks Digest
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In this issue:

Re: Acronym [Joe D ]
Re: Acronym [Joe D ]
RE: strange motor in 56 F100 ["Neal B. Forbes" ]
Re: Riddle me this!!!! (Spare tire carrier) [dave.williams chaos.lrk.ar.u]
Re: Hello !! ["Kevin Fowler" ]
Re: the brady bunch 9" differential ["Kevin Fowler" ]
Digest #218, etc ["Don & Teresa Neighbors" ]
RE: the brady bunch 9" differential [Sleddog ]
Re: Acronym [Dan Wentz ]
Re: Acronym [sdelanty sonic.net]
RE: 56 ford f100 - need opinions [Tim Baker ]
Re: Dim instrument lights...Help!!! ["MICHAEL FRISCH"
Re: Riddle me this!!!! (Spare tire carrier) ["MICHAEL FRISCH"

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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 21:23:21 -0400
From: Joe D
Subject: Re: Acronym

Cheap
Heap
Eats
Valves
Yearly

Joe
For Off Road Duty

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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 21:26:13 -0400
From: Joe D
Subject: Re: Acronym

Theres also the GMC or Garage Mans Companion....
Joe
68 f100 4x4

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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 21:27:53 -0400
From: "Neal B. Forbes"
Subject: RE: strange motor in 56 F100

Your strange motor was a YBlock. It came into Fords in 1954 and replaced
the flathead. It was Ford's first attempt at an overhead valve V8. It
really had 16 pushrods, I don't know what was wrong with yours! The YBlock
displacements were 239, 252, 272, 292, and 312. The highest performance
motors went into Thunderbirds and some even got supercharged. It had
unique stacked ports, intake over exhaust. 1957 was the highpoint for
YBlocks, they declined as Ford designed freer breathing motors. It was a
good bracket racer, making lots of torque. It did not like sustained high
rev operation, so was not a good circle track racer. After 59, the Yblock
was mostly a truck and school bus motor. In 63, the Yblock was abandoned
because the 260-289-302 series was much better.
$2500 isn't too bad for a running Effie if it hasn't been hacked too much.
Check out October issue of Classic Trucks magazine for a great "how to
buy a classic truck" article.
Neal Forbes 54 F100--hot 292 YBlock--3.92 Spicer


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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 13:45:00 -0500
From: dave.williams chaos.lrk.ar.us (Dave Williams)
Subject: Re: Riddle me this!!!! (Spare tire carrier)

- -> Why not just throw it in the back like everybody else? :-)

Being a shortbed stepside with a 25 gallon booster tank in the back
already, there's room for the tire and maybe two bags of groceries. I
can carry more in the RX7 than in the F100. Bleedin' embarrasin', it
is.

Hmm... one of those little bozomobile rollers - a foot tall and a foot
wide, stuck completely outside the fenderwell - might give me some extra
room in the bed. But I might as well not have a spare at all then,
since I'd be too embarrassed to be seen driving on it.


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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 21:32:52 -0000
From: "Kevin Fowler"
Subject: Re: Hello !!

The 64 F-100 was the last year to have a strait axle. Motors were a 223
inline 6 or a 292 V-8.
Some Deluxe models came with an overdrive transmission

- -----Original Message-----
From: Brian & Jacque Milbrandt
To: fordtrucks ListService.net
Date: Friday, September 19, 1997 12:25 AM
Subject: Hello !!



>Hello..I am a new subscriber and have enjoyed what I've seen so far.
>I've been involved with 4x4's since about 1978. bought my fist new ford
>in 1979...F150 4x4 short box. have owned too many Fords to keep track
>off. I presently own a 1996 f150 short box, a 1997 J**P
>wrangler, and just bought a 1964 p/u 2 wheel drive Ford. Not sure what I
>have but is in great shape. Am looking for info on the 64'... any help
>would be great... Thanks Brian
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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 21:39:40 -0000
From: "Kevin Fowler"
Subject: Re: the brady bunch 9" differential

No way will I give up my 9". In my 64 I have a 351C and a "3 on the tree".
I have blown apart the clutch, broke universal joints and bent a drive
shaft.
I have never hurt the rear end. I think you are just having "bad luck".

- -----Original Message-----
From: Sleddog
To: 'fordtrucks listservice.net'
Date: Friday, September 19, 1997 1:21 AM
Subject: the brady bunch 9" differential



>the brady bunch theme popped into my head today while i was trying to make
>one working 9" from a couple of seriously ill rears. it took 2 hours just
>to free the left side brake drum from the junk yard rear. and the gears
>inside were so rusted on one spot that the ring gear wouldn't turn a full
>circle. but the mesh pattern is now looking good enough to get me by
>awhile and i got axles with enough spline left to engage the differential.
> as i keep braking these 9"ers, that dana 70 under my other truck keeps
>looking better!
>_________________________
>here's a story
>of a man named sleddog
>who had a 9" with a story all its own
>all of its parts were very broken
>the smallest gear was gone
>and then one day when this rear end met another
>and together they had more parts than one
>even with the rusted gears and bearings
>they somehow formed a working rear
>a working rear
>a working rear
>that's how they both become a working rear
>_______________________________
>
>the brady bunch song never sounded so good!
>
>i couldn't resist ;)
>
>sleddog
>
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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:14:08 -0400
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: Digest #218, etc

I keep the Digest tying up free space in the computer for a couple of
days, and I see that I did NOT get #218. I wondered why I felt like I'd
missed something!
By the way, you're not ignoring us F-250 owners in that model year
breakdown, are you? I mean, Ford made more than just F-100s! ;-)

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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:07:12 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: the brady bunch 9" differential

bad luck? no, probobly just too much torque combined with too much
traction!

i am not saying the 9" is a bad axle - it is by far one of the best ever!
this last one went thru all season (about 10 pulls and some hard street
abuse) with the third pinion bearing gone. but in the end, it just can't
take the abuse i give it. instead of the dana 70, i may try a nodular case
and good 35 spline axles and some housing gussets. haven't decide yet. if
i go with the dana, then the front end will need replacing too. it needs
it anyway, but then i have to go to 8 lug, or thro in the dana 60 front for
extra insurance against breakage.

so far i have broke every possible piece of the drivetrain except front
axle shafts, transfer case, drive shaft. every yoke, universal, or other
part including the tranny has given way at some point. i keep finding
another weak link each time i fix one. and next year i am sure will be
worse as i plan on having at least 100-150 more HP on tap and improved
traction.

sleddog

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From: Kevin Fowler[SMTP:kfowler laribay.net]
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 1997 5:39 PM
To: fordtrucks ListService.net
Subject: Re: the brady bunch 9" differential

No way will I give up my 9". In my 64 I have a 351C and a "3 on the tree".
I have blown apart the clutch, broke universal joints and bent a drive
shaft.
I have never hurt the rear end. I think you are just having "bad luck".

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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 20:23:19 -0700
From: Dan Wentz
Subject: Re: Acronym

>Heard this one last night
>
>Car
>Heaves
>Every
>Valve
>Rattles
>Oil
>Leaks
>Every
>Time
>
>;o)
>Any others out there?

Cheap
Hardly
Efficient
Virtually
Runs
On
Luck
Every
Time

or

Can
Hear
Every
Valve
Rap
On
Long
Extended
Trips

~Dan

1992 Ford Mustang LX
1950 Ford F1, 351C-2V
Check out my F1 page: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.GeoCities.com/MotorCity/3623

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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 20:36:42 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: Acronym

>Heard this one last night
>
>Car
>Heaves
>Every
>Valve
>Rattles
>Oil
>Leaks
>Every
>Time
>
>;o)
>Any others out there?


Why YES!!

Condition
Hopeless,
Entire
Vehicle
Relies
On
Leftover
Engine
Technology!

!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone else?


Steve Delanty


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Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 22:25:15 +0100
From: Tim Baker
Subject: RE: 56 ford f100 - need opinions

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Take the price down a lot----I just bought a 56 in May for 2500 it had a =
lot of goodies and I drove for a while before I decided to tear into =
it----what you just described is a $$$$ pile for 2500 bring him down a =
grand----ie. fiberglass fenders no bed frame tweeked engine old =
suspension and differential old think about it get him down to a 1500 or =
less with spare parts.

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From: Sleddog
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 1997 2:48 AM
To: 'fordtrucks listservice.net'
Subject: 56 ford f100 - need opinions

hello all,

i just came across a 56 ford truck for sale. he is asking $2500 and i =
was=20
wondering if i give you some info if you can give me an opinion. i =
havn't=20
seen it yet - may check it out on sunday.

it has fiberglass fenders, no bed, cab is (in his words) a-1 shape. the =

front suspension is stock ford (no mustang or nova stuff here) and it =
has a=20
72 351C and 5-speed manual. he said when he cut out the rocker panels, =
the=20
cab must have shifted and the doors don't meet properly now. the grill =
and=20
other parts need to be cleaned-chromed. it has been sitting for 5 years =
or=20
so now in garage. interior is also said to be stock and in good shape.

it is a small window 56 (i really have been looking for a big window - =
are=20
there any left for sale at a decent price?).

any comments or suggestions of what to look for in these trucks would be =

appreciated as i am not real familiar with these years.

i hope to get a closer look at it on sunday. i have to now rebuild my =
9"=20
(can you say "totally disintegrated differential"?) and the last truck =
pull=20
for this year is on saturday so this has to wait for sunday.

thank you in advance for any help!

sleddog





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Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 01:59:52 PDT
From: "MICHAEL FRISCH"
Subject: Re: Dim instrument lights...Help!!!

>I have a 68 F100 and the instrument lights are very dim. Is there
something
>I can do to get them brighter? Also, the plastic over the speedometer
is
>real "foggy" looking, is there something I can do to get it to look
clear
>again? It seams to be on the interior of the the plastic.
>
>Thanks
>
>
>Mark
>
Mark,
Got the same problem w/ my '70. I had to replace the dimer switch.
I found one at an old truck yard. Part of the brightness was fixed
but the foggy plastic still makes it hard to see.

Mike

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