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Forum: Large Truck 04-30-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
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Talking FT vs FE

}>As far as swapping distributors between FE/FT here's how it goes . A FE distributor has a 1/4 in oil pump drive, the FT has a 5/16inch oil pump drive.
So to use a FE dist in a FT you must install...
Forum: Large Truck 12-22-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729

I understand what your books tell you , but there are lots of half breed combinations out there. I've seen and built many half breeds so the customer has a running truck. I've also took a 330MD and...
Forum: Large Truck 12-21-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
FT differences

If you have a small crank FT it can be one of several variations. What exhaust manifold are used on this engine? If they are similar to pickup style with no center exhaust port, they are the same as...
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-18-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Talking Brake Upgrade

Converting your truck to disc brakes is a easy job. The internet is your friend , look up 9in brake conversions and the same for the front axle. Ther are companys tha sell kits just for this purpose....
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-13-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Talking Fire Truck

I have a 57 F600 that had a Y block when built, I installed a FE 390 . It is an easy swap and works very well, if you want a FT will fit just as well. I have installed both styles over the years and...
Forum: Large Truck 05-01-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,385
Talking FE's and FT"S

If you are rebuilding that 390 that you are installing -- consider this upgrade to FT specs in regard to pistons /compression ratio / change to FT heads intake and exhaust manifolds. This would give...
Forum: Large Truck 12-31-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Talking Engine Interchange

You can install the 292 in the newer frame if you have the complete Y block setup complete from front mt to bellhousing assembly. If you want to use a 390 you will need the FT bell and a flywheel...
Forum: Large Truck 11-29-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Talking PARTS

Try Cresson Ridge Diesel Garage in Cresson Pa. Phone # 814-886-4164. They rebuild transmissions and rears and have a large inventory of new and used parts. I have dealt with them for years and they...
Forum: Large Truck 11-25-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Talking No Start

Check the plug that fits in the back of the ignition switch, they corrode and can cause this problem, sometimes the wires will be burnt back and the terminals will be blackened and melted. There is...
Forum: Large Truck 11-25-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,050

Just a tip the brakes must first be adjusted to be able too bleed the system and get repeatable results. Bleeding an out of adjustment brakes will give eratic results and cause a multitude of odd...
Forum: 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-07-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Parts Help

I am looking for some parts for a 55 Ford 3spd overdrive transmission, new or used it makes no difference to me. What I am looking for is the speedometer drive gear that is on the output shaft. The...
Forum: FE & FT Big Block V8 (332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, 428) 09-25-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,792
Talking Mufflers

I have been useing Jones Full Boar mufflers and Thrush glasspacks, the Jones have a nice mellow tone till you step on it , sounds great and no drone at cruise speed. I like to use the longest Thrush...
Forum: FE & FT Big Block V8 (332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, 428) 07-24-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,250
Talking Ignition

6 to 9 volts is the norm , swap the coil out it sounds like its failing when it gets hot}>

Have A Good Day ------- Hotwrench}>
Forum: 1957 - 1960 F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 07-22-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Talking clutch

I have a 390 in my 57 F 600 with a 5spd , I used the origional clutch slave cyl when I put the motor in . If your bell does'nt have the ears to bolt the slave cly a bracket is very easy to fab up....
Forum: FE & FT Big Block V8 (332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, 428) 07-13-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,250
Talking Rough Running

You could have weak spark caused by points being out of adjustment , a bad condensor , or a weak coil , low voltage at the coil . My money is on the points going shut -- check gap , check copper...
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