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Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-17-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Ken Blythen
According to a chart I have, it's a Dana 60 with...

According to a chart I have, it's a Dana 60 with a 3.33 ratio & 5300 lb capacity.
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-14-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By Ken Blythen
Maybe what they are saying is correct, but it...

Maybe what they are saying is correct, but it seems odd that both axles would be bent......maybe the coil springs have flattened.

I found I had one bent axle a year or two ago, but the coils were...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-10-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By Ken Blythen
Historically this was true with sulphurised gear...

Historically this was true with sulphurised gear oils (that distinct gear oil smell), but I've spoken to a couple of oil company tech advisers who both said that good quality gear oils today, don't...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-07-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Ken Blythen
Assuming your uncle's C6 is okay, his truck is...

Assuming your uncle's C6 is okay, his truck is probably just geared (axle gearing) low for heavy towing. I-6 trucks like your Dad's, seem to have been often geared higher for economy.

Original C6...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-04-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15,264
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Posted By Ken Blythen
Gary, Stovebolt -- Old GM - GMC - Chevy...

Gary,

Stovebolt -- Old GM - GMC - Chevy Trucks! (http://www.stovebolt.com) is very good; & also OldGMCtrucks.com - Restoration & Preservation Resource for old GMCs - Home Page...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-03-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By Ken Blythen
Pavel, Yes, a 2.8:1 low gear would be hard...

Pavel,

Yes, a 2.8:1 low gear would be hard on the clutch at times - like hill starts & towing - even with the smaller diameter tires of an F150.
Good luck on the hunt, I'm pleased with mine.
...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-02-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By Ken Blythen
Personally I wouldn't pay much at all just for...

Personally I wouldn't pay much at all just for the synchro 1st gear.

For me, the big gain was getting four well-spaced, & usable gear ratios (4:1 low gear version). Synchromesh on 1st was just an...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 12-01-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By Ken Blythen
Pavel, I know how you feel - I hunted for a T19...

Pavel, I know how you feel - I hunted for a T19 for a long while too.

Most earlier F-Series trucks in NZ had C6 or NP435 transmissions......T18/19 weren't supplied here (except in IH trucks, but...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-19-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Ken Blythen
Converting from your C6 to a manual isn't too...

Converting from your C6 to a manual isn't too difficult if you have good basic mechanical experience, but it does involve quite a lot of time.

I converted my F250 from auto to manual (also a C6 to...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-15-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By Ken Blythen
Also, a T19 from a diesel truck will most likely...

Also, a T19 from a diesel truck will most likely not have a granny-low 1st gear, which you probably want for heavy trailering.
They used a 4:1 ratio 1st gear, vs 6.3:1
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-14-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Ken Blythen
I realize you are going in the opposite...

I realize you are going in the opposite direction, but as a comparison.......

I experimented swapping from 30" tires (3.54 axle) down to 27.5".......this equated to a 3.54 to 3.73 swap, & made the...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-13-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By Ken Blythen
Even with the trans out on the floor it's not...

Even with the trans out on the floor it's not always easy getting all three forks engaged, with an NP435. I don't remember having much problem with T18/19's.

It's just perseverance that will get...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-12-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By Ken Blythen
Everything still applies.........but with an...

Everything still applies.........but with an NP435, you don't have to worry about losing the 1/4" pin.

Your trans is a bit more fiddly to get the selector forks into place in my experience,...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-11-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 445
Posted By Ken Blythen
With a large screwdriver (or with the shifter, if...

With a large screwdriver (or with the shifter, if it's still in place) flick the three selector forks in the lid into the neutral position.....so they all line up centrally in a row, when you look at...
Forum: 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11-10-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 285
Posted By Ken Blythen
I should have seen that :-X19

I should have seen that :-X19
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