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Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 06:13:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: (61-79-list-digest)
Subject: 61-79-list-digest V2 #481

61-79-list-digest Sunday, October 11 1998 Volume 02 : Number 481

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1961-1979 Trucks and Vans
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In this issue:

FTE 61-79 - 71 Engine Question
FTE 61-79 - power steering for 72 F-100
FTE 61-79 - !#$%!* Flywheel...
Re: FTE 61-79 - !#$%!* Flywheel...



Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 16:39:04 -0400
From: "Harvey, Blaine"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 71 Engine Question

Heard of a 71 F-100 in my neck of the woods at a decent price (i.e. 302
engine is junk). Small blocks are easy to come by but what concerns me
is that it is a 302 (auto). I didn't think they even had 289s in that

Anyone know what engine(s) were available for that year? I don't want to
travel a couple of hours to look at something that somebody has cobbled

Any help would be appreciated.

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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 19:27:14 EDT
Subject: FTE 61-79 - power steering for 72 F-100

I have a 72 f100 that I want to add power steering to. I've heard the
original factory units were leaky and unreliable and that oftentimes people
replace them with Caddillac steering boxes. Please give me any input you may
have on what parts I'll need and where to get them. Thanks - Ferg
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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 23:18:10 -0400
From: "Cam and Wilma Kenny"
Subject: [none]

I have a 77 F250 4x4 and was wondering how hard it would be to put disc
brakes on the back?... are there conversion kits ect... ( i have only seen
it done once)
has anyone here done it?

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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 22:03:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Daniel H. Jenkins"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - !#$%!* Flywheel...

Well, driving through Grass Valley today and I heard a loud noise,
watched my engine RPMs go WAY up, and decided to pull over. Killed the
engine, looked things over, decided they looked OK, and went to start the
truck. It made a really loud noise, but it refused to turn over the
actual engine. I tried replacing the starter, but to no avail. I know
that the starter is turning the flywheel, as I have removed the cover on
the automatic transmission and watched it turn... I do also know that it
isn't turning the crank; none of the belts are turning... :( One of the
monkeys up at Kragen thought that perhaps I managed to sheer the flywheel
off of the crankshaft. Possible?? On to the real question, how many
bones is this going to set me back? What's a fair price? The stupid
truck is over in Auburn (I'm from Reno), and I don't know the shop where
it's at. Sure, it may be AAA approved, but that means nothing to me. I
know that a new flywheel is about $40. Are they really going to charge me
almost $300 to fix it? Thanks for any help you guys can give. CYA>

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Daniel H. Jenkins Food for thought: John Milton wrote _Paradise_Lost_; When his
Honors Program wife died he wrote _Paradise_
University of Nevada, Reno _Regained_...

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Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 02:05:08 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - !#$%!* Flywheel...


Sounds like your flex plate cracked and broke free from the crankshaft. This
does happen from time to time and it is not just restricted to Fords. You
might want to check the transmission to engines bolts and make sure they were
tight. These will be removed to make the repair. If there is abnormal
misalignment between engine and transmission, (loose bolts can cause
misalignment), this will accelerate this type of failure. Of course there may
have been a small crack from the factory and it just got bigger until it
failed. $300 is decent price for a shop to do this type of repair. Best of
Burt Hill 72 F250 4x4 Kennewick WA
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