Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > International Region > Australia Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Australia Chapter Join Chapter , Leader: ChunderDownUnder

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-28-2007, 08:48 PM
Toothman Toothman is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 55
Toothman is starting off with a positive reputation.
What do you know about Aussie F-Trucks?

In a recent post from "Natho" I mentioned that there should be a comprehensive Australian site for the F-Trucks, to which BigF350 responded that this is it.

Well, I've tried searching here but there just doesn't seem to be much info regarding the Australian differences, parts used, options etc. I'm sure alot of you guys will have learnt alot info about these trucks over the years so I'm thinking we should maybe have a sticky or something purely obtaining Australian specific info (or if it's too much trouble we'll just let this die ).

I was trying to work out the best forum section as alot of it will be related to certain models but it will all be Australian so I think the "International Chapter" would be best (mods please feel free to move if you disagree). I'll start with some info below:

1977 F-Series:
F100, F250, F350 2WD all came as standard with the 4.1 litre 6 cyl. (250 CID) and a 4 speed manual, they all had the option of a 4.9 litre V8 (302) and the F100 also had the option of a 3 speed auto. The F100 4WD came as standard with the 4.9 litre V8 (302) and manual transmission.

Other options were:
Limited Slip Diff (F100 only)
Rear step bumper (F100, F100 XLT and F250 Styleside only)
A laminated windscreen "for added protection"
Pushbutton AM Mono radio
Rear mudflaps (Styleside models only)
Metallic Paint
The XLT Pack included: AM radio; Loop pile carpet; houndstooth-pattern cloth seat inserts; 391 mm (15") wheels and wheel covers with 205R15 radial ply tires; white vinyl tonneau cover; white roof and paint mouldings; front bumper overriders; rear step bumper; lowline "Swinglok" exterior rear view mirrors; XLT badges; bright windscreen and rear window surrounds; bright drip rails, wheel arch, rocker panel and tailgate mouldings (by "bright" I presume they mean chrome).
The F100 4WD XLT pack includes all items above but with 15 x 8 steel spoke wheel and 10 x 15 all purpose lugtread (?)

Recommended servicing was every 10,000 km after the initial 1500 km service. The standard steering wheel was 406mm (16")

I presume the V8 was the Cleveland as that is all we seem to have in these trucks with a C4 auto. Alot of people say the 351C was stock in Australia but the information above is from Ford Australia literature and there is no mention of a 351?

Would be interested in information on what parts were used from the Australian passenger cars if anyone knows ('73-'79)? I believe the steering components were taken from the Falcon (not sure of years) and the dash was from a Cortina?

Thanks all.
Cheers,
Corin
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-28-2007, 10:20 PM
BigF350 BigF350 is offline
Internet Brands
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 18,577
BigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputation
adrian.erks.harris adrianerksharris
The 351 was definately an option... if at least ONLY on the F350.


Just curious, where did you get the above info from?
__________________
Adrian | 2005 4x4 Diesel Courier CrewCab in Aus | 2012 4x4 CC/SB F250 6.7 in the US
2000 4x4 SC/LB F350 7.3 ZF-6 (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-29-2007, 04:58 AM
Toothman Toothman is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 55
Toothman is starting off with a positive reputation.
I managed to get my hands on an Australian brochure for the F-Series on eBay, printed June 1977; I'll scan it soon and post the images somewhere. I also realised I said "dash" from the Cortina, I meant instrument panel.

Cheers.

Last edited by Toothman; 04-29-2007 at 05:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-29-2007, 06:26 PM
BigF350 BigF350 is offline
Internet Brands
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 18,577
BigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputation
adrian.erks.harris adrianerksharris
Good stuff.

I remember seeing the 79 brochure a couple of years ago... and I am certain it had the 351 option on it.


I might havee to keep an eye on evil-bay and see what comes up.
__________________
Adrian | 2005 4x4 Diesel Courier CrewCab in Aus | 2012 4x4 CC/SB F250 6.7 in the US
2000 4x4 SC/LB F350 7.3 ZF-6 (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-29-2007, 08:07 PM
Toothman Toothman is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 55
Toothman is starting off with a positive reputation.
You were right BigF350, I just found a description online for the Australian Workshop manual and it appears the 351 was an option from 1978 onwards. Would consider buying it but it's $150.

This is a genuine Ford factory workshop manual in two volumes. It covers all Autralian market F-Series commercials from 1974 to 1980, F100, F250 and F350. It includes 4WD for the F100 and F250.

Engines described are:
4.1-litre crossflow 6-cylinder in 3 versions, 1974 A-Type, 1978 on but pre-ADR 36 and complying with ADR 36
300 CID 6-cylinder as fitted to F250 4x4
5.0-litre V8 1974 A-Type
4.9- and 5.8-litre V8 engines 1978 on

Transmissions described are:
Model 435 4-speed manual
4WD transfer case
Warner T18 4-speed manual
C6 and C4 automatic transmissions
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-29-2007, 08:15 PM
BigF350 BigF350 is offline
Internet Brands
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 18,577
BigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputationBigF350 has a superb reputation
adrian.erks.harris adrianerksharris
$150.... thats a little steep
__________________
Adrian | 2005 4x4 Diesel Courier CrewCab in Aus | 2012 4x4 CC/SB F250 6.7 in the US
2000 4x4 SC/LB F350 7.3 ZF-6 (sold)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-30-2007, 10:12 AM
effie351 effie351 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 55
effie351 is starting off with a positive reputation.
F100 with 351

G'day guy's
I have a '79 SWB 4x2 F100 with a 351C C6 9"
The current 351 is not original as it is a "black block" but the plate states that is the original capacity.
When I bought the 'Work ute' "Honestly dear I need it for work."
I thought that a genuine manual was a bargain at any price.
So if you need any ifo' just ask.

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-30-2007, 10:27 AM
arctic y block's Avatar
arctic y block arctic y block is offline
Old School
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Island Southeast Alaska
Posts: 13,184
arctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputationarctic y block has a superb reputation
Cool thread Guys. Keep it going. Like ta see one started on just the ford Ute. Or has that been done before my time here.
__________________

85 XLT Bronco 351W HO 4V Dual Pipes 33X12.5 BFG's
62 Uni 390 C6 Custom Cab Sold for 9.5K
Don't just Modify it Fordify it
A Side Arm Is Like A Parachute, Tis Better To Have One An Never Need It, Than To Need One And Not Have It

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-31-2007, 10:56 AM
effie351 effie351 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 55
effie351 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Instrument panel

G'day Toothman
Do you have any more info on the Cortina instrument panel?
Ie. What year model etc.
I am looking at fitting the instrument panel from a Toyota Landcrusier ute.
The panel will fit almost perfectly into the original space. But requires quite a bit of work to get all the instruments to work correctly.
I am hoping a GT Cortina dash might give me compatable gauges in the same dash size.
I'm looking for the usual, speed, rev's, fuel,temp, oil pressure, volts.

Just to preclude any ideas of a flat plate and a row of aftermaket gauges. I want this to look 'factory'

Thanks
Mike
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-05-2007, 07:06 AM
Toothman Toothman is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 55
Toothman is starting off with a positive reputation.
I don't know the full details I just remember seeing an instrument panel for sale on eBay once and it had F100 in the description. There's a picture here (http://tinyurl.com/223agh) of a 1978 one and it looks similar, I would presume that it would only be models of a similar era.

Cheers,
Corin
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-06-2007, 09:24 AM
effie351 effie351 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 55
effie351 is starting off with a positive reputation.
G'day Corin
It would seem you are on the money regarding the Cortina dash.
I have found a guy on another site chasing the same thing.
It would seem the Dash from a TE/TF Cortina Ghia is what I'm after.
Will Keep you all posted as to the progress.

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-10-2008, 10:22 PM
80F100man 80F100man is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: near Liverpool, England
Posts: 672
80F100man is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a 1980 Aussie F100 & it has the 351Cleveland in it & factory automatic.... ...alot of the Oz 302's were 302Cleveland .......... my dash sure as hell doesn't look like it's from a Cortina either
__________________
Life is what you make it, so make it good for yourself .
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-11-2008, 01:47 PM
ArtistsRifles's Avatar
ArtistsRifles ArtistsRifles is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dagenham, Essex, England
Posts: 32
ArtistsRifles is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
We were down in Brisbane in April for a holiday & saw a few F-Series over there. They looked identical to ours except the steering wheel was on the right (for UK owners) side of the vehicle!!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-11-2008, 03:16 PM
80F100man 80F100man is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: near Liverpool, England
Posts: 672
80F100man is starting off with a positive reputation.
Well, I'll be damned, a Cortina TE/TF huh?? Loads of Cortinas here in England .... from Mk1 to Mk5 era (1962-1982)
__________________
Life is what you make it, so make it good for yourself .
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-25-2010, 10:22 AM
Ray Freeman Ray Freeman is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Perth Western Australia
Posts: 12
Ray Freeman is starting off with a positive reputation.
I had a 79 F250 with the Cleveland 351 in it.I believe it was the only V8 available for that year and the 78 was standard with the 302 Cleveland.That was an Aussie only engine.I think the 351 went through till around 86 when they started using that awful fuel injected 302 Windsor. I had a new 91 F350 with the 351 Windsor. Good ute but a thirsty gutless motor.When I got my first powerstroke in 97 it went like a rocket compared to the 91.Now my programmed 6.4 goes like a rocket compared to the 7.3
Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2010, 10:22 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1977 Australian XLT Chrome Windscreen Moulds jimdandyf100 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 01-08-2013 03:09 PM
New 76 F100 Down Under ozracer 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 08-06-2012 05:11 AM
Front and rear swaps for 65 2wd F350 RottenRon 1961 - 1966 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 7 10-08-2009 09:20 PM
need help finding vin# on 1952 F-1 Canadian/Australian racer135 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 1 03-30-2009 01:57 PM
F350 Flare Fitment & Body Mods SJPerformance 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 05-26-2005 09:14 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > International Region > Australia Chapter

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - 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.

vbulletin Admin Backup