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61-79-list-digest Wednesday, June 23 1999 Volume 03 : Number 216

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

Re: FTE 61-79 - Salt Lake City List Members?
Re: FTE 61-79 - Trip to Utah
FTE 61-79 - 76-79 King cab or crew cab wanted
FTE 61-79 - 64 Wheel Q's, Springs & Brakes update
Re: FTE 61-79 - power steering rebuild
FTE 61-79 - HP Clutch
Re: FTE 61-79 - 390 front cover/motor mount



Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 21:28:05 -0600
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Salt Lake City List Members?

I'm new to the list but would like to meet a fellow Ford enthusiast. How long
would you be out here? I will be in Vail, Co. until Wednesday watching my son
compete in a LaCrosse Tournement.

Look forward to conversing further, Rich wrote:

> Hey There,
> Its time for CJ to buy someone breakfast in Salt Lake, I'll be out there next
> week.
> Any takers?
> CJ
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Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 22:04:02 -0600
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Trip to Utah


> Hi folks, I was wondering if any of you are in or Around St. George Utah.
> I'm takin a trip (in Tweety of course) to Pine Valley which is out side of
> Veyo, which is out side of St. George.

Sorry, I read this way too late and I'm a lot further north (Salt Lake Valley),
but I hope you enjoyed your trip to Utah. Let me know if you venture any further
north in the future.


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Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 01:06:55 EDT
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 76-79 King cab or crew cab wanted

i sold my 96 f250 power stroke diesel 4x4, now once again i am looking for a
76-79 crew cab or king cab 4x4, i want a pretty nice one for daily
transportation, f250 or 350 would be a nice plus, if any body has seen one
for sale anywhere, email me the number at:

thanks list

jeff grant
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Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 22:23:20 -0700
From: "Jeff Carver"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 64 Wheel Q's, Springs & Brakes update

Did ya miss me? or more likely didn't even realize I was gone, huh? All except for Pat, he checked up on me, thanks Pat.

Got layed off, full time job looking, found one,
full time working. Littler time for extraneous activities.
The good news, the money is MUCH better. It's time
to pay someone to fix my '64 F100 CrewCab.
Found a shop to do the work, so later this week, they'll replace the springs (got last year from junker), put in new flex brake lines, check and fix
the brakes. Onto the question portion of my yapping.

The original tires are 6.50-16 6 ply rating, but
dad put 7.50-16 in the rear (split rim type),
with the 5 on 5 1/2 bolt pattern a couple of decades
ago and threw out the original rear rims to boot.

Checking the owners manual, the 4000 GVW '6's
originally came with 15 inch wheels, 6.70-15, but
the 5000 GVW option included 7 leaf rear springs,
and the above mentioned 6.50-16 wheels. I just found
this all out, I got lucky, the springs I obtained at
the yard were also 7 leaf, whew!

I'd like to go to radials, so can these rims accept
radial tires. I heard that narrow rims of the era
are too narrow for radials, are these rims too narrow?
Can tires be found for this size?

I prefer my wheels stock looking, besides I have all
four original hubcaps.

What other wheels look similar to the originals?
What years would the orignal hubcap fit?
What years are close in style.

Since shops don't want to work on split rims, does
anyone out there have a pair of 6.50-16 rims available? Even if I can't find radials to fit,
I'd like a set of 4 original rim bias ply fitted
rims just for yucks, and to be available if I
ever decide to show this beast. I put a bug in
my SO's ear about attending the Supernationals one
of these years, we'll see . . .

I'm near Sacramento.

'64 F100 CrewCab soon to be riding the road, safely.

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Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 01:25:44 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - power steering rebuild

In a message dated 6/22/99 7:54:57 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

A rebuilt box is $260, a rebuild kit is $28 so if I can do it myself that
would be great... I was referred to a good power steering shop (one guy who
totally specializes in that stuff). Would it be better to have him rebuild
my current box rather than buying a new one? If I hear you guys talking
about those rebuilt engine problems I get serious doubts about buying
rebuilt stuff - or at least if it does not have a known name on it.
I am a living witness to the validity of the advice in your shop manual. I
did succeed after several trips to machine shops and hours with the parts
books getting the right parts. Do not try to rebuild it yourself. Since
I've been down this road I suspect the $28 is just the sector shaft bushing
and seal. That is no-way likely all you will need. There are valves,
pistons, and a truck load of little bitty balls in the body of that thing.
Not a job for a first timer. Even the new bushing has to be reamed to fit
the shaft and the shaft may be worn too much.

Here is what I suggest, call or E-mail Northern Auto Parts Warehouse, Inc.
Phone 1-800-831-0884, E-mail at, home page at and ask them for a quote. They are listing right now rebuilt
units for 70 to 79 F-100 to F350 for $159. and a core charge of $100, which
they refund on receipt of your current unit. The reason I say call or E-mail
is I do not know if any of the Bronco boxes are the same as the F series? I
do not think they are too far off. Price should be in the same ball park.
Rent the pitman arm puller from a rental store, they have'm. Good Luck
Burt Hill Kennewick WA 1972 F250 4x4 460
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Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 23:31:01 -0700
From: "Danger"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - HP Clutch

It's about time I put a new clutch on my 69 F250 and wanted to know a
little more about them before I buy one. Since I've got a new 390 4 bbl up
front and Power-Lok Posi in the back and I enjoy burning a little rubber now
and then, I'd like to get a heavy duty clutch and pressure plate that can
really take a beating.

Thanks for any info about high performance clutch, pressure plate, and
throwout bearings.


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Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 00:51:39 -0500
From: "Jason & Kathy Kendrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - 390 front cover/motor mount

Back then I was told that there was a front
> cover/front motor mount that would fit the 390 and slip
> right onto the front frame mount of the truck. Problem is I
> can't remember what it came from.

I thought I saw one in an early 70's F600 or F700. Not sure, though.
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