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61-79-list-digest Tuesday, October 19 1999 Volume 03 : Number 380

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

FTE 61-79 - Ruby gets a diesel powered sibling
FTE 61-79 - In Seattle
FTE 61-79 - 1961 F-100 Power steering
Re: FTE 61-79 - It's good to touch the green green grass of home!
FTE 61-79 - Truck Stalling Problem
FTE 61-79 - 429-460 discussion
Re: FTE 61-79 - Painting



Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 00:05:53 -0400
From: (Dale Frenz)
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Ruby gets a diesel powered sibling

Rubygirl wanted me to let you all know about the newest member in
our family. About a week and a half ago I went over and picked up my 2000
F-250 superduty supercab 4x4 Powerstroke from the dealer. Sorry I couldnt
write sooner, but I've been busy tooling around intoxicated by the sweet
smell of diesel fumes and the erotogenic whistle of turbocharged power.
Guess its time to play the baby name game again.

- -Dale
'79 F-150 Supercab 4x4 "Ruby" -my sweet girl
'00 F-250 Supercab 4x4 -the diesel powered baby

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Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 21:26:16 -0700
From: Tim Bowman
Subject: FTE 61-79 - In Seattle


I work just a mile north of downtown near the Space Needle. Perhaps we
could do something Thursday nite. I'm occupied earlier in the week.
Email me off list for phone numbers and particulars. Perhaps we could
link up with Mike Pacheco for dinner.

Tim Bowman
71 F100 Sport Custom

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Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 22:36:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mark Hillam
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 1961 F-100 Power steering

I have a 1961 F100 and I want to install power
steering. Can anyone give me an idea on how to get
started and what parts are required.



Do You Yahoo!?
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Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 22:40:50 -0700
From: Marv Miller
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - It's good to touch the green green grass of home!

The Deekster wrote:

> Yes it's true my friends. After 10 months of living in a motel, we are
> back in our house!!!

Welcome back, pal. I'd love to hear the Farmer's story, but I suspect that
should be done off-line, to avoid the slander charges. ;-) I read nowhere
about any incident of hearts and spoons, so we're assuming all is still well.

"That which does not kill us, makes us stronger".
- Some dead guy -

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Marv Miller
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Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 22:47:46 -0700
From: Tim Bowman
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Truck Stalling Problem

This past weekend I helped my daughter and son-in-law with their 68 F100
Ranger with a 360. It seems that the truck suddenly started stalling
and wouldn't idle at all for them. I popped the aircleaner off and lo
and behold there was the makings of a rat's nest next to the carb and
the vacuum line block. In fact one of the vacuum line plugs had been
knocked off down in the rat droppings. I retrieved it, cleaned up the
area and replugged the PCV line at the base of the carburetor. Wahla!
The truck idles just fine! And ole dad was a hero again.

Moral of the story: Got to keep an eye on those critters!

Tim Bowman
71 F100
Burien, WA

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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 00:12:45 PDT
From: "steve potratz"
Subject: FTE 61-79 - 429-460 discussion

Hey-I've been out of commission working these crazy 10 to 12 hours days for
the last two months so I missed a lot of posts for a while. It is good to
get back in the swing of things again. I was talking with a mechanic friend
of mine about the reasons that Ford and G**M use the smaller stroke engines
as truck motors. He said that they found the stroke in the 460s and 454s to
be a little too "over center" to be long term reliable. The 429s and 427s
lived longer with sustained loads. Around here a lot of farm trucks have
the bigger displacement car engines dropped in and they just don't last.

I keep stewing over what I am going to put in my SuperCab. It has a 400 now
(tired), I have a lo mile 460 in the shed and occasionally I dabble with the
thought of taking the 429 out of my 71 bird and dropping it in. The last
F150 I had I put in a very nice 400 with all the goodies and balanced to 1
mil and it was sweet.

Swmbo has many other plans though like the kitchen and the bathroom and the
garden wall-that keep leaving my plans to dream land! {:>(> Maybe the list
could organize a rescue operation to save us from home repairs. We we can
mobilize a fleet of Ford Trucks to sweep in and free helpless FTEs from home
repairs and restore the lost visions of unfinished truck rebuilds
everywhere. whoa! Now that the Deacon is back He could lead us!


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Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 03:14:55 EDT
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Painting

In a message dated 10/18/1999 6:41:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

in 1978 to keep it somewhat original as well as interior? >>
I have only a partial list of the colors . Here they are : tan , dark brown
metallic and creme , with maroon , bright yellow , dark blue metallic with
baby blue and tangerine . There are several more tu-tone paint schemes . Also
were some pinstripes and rainbow stripes .
Some other things available for trucks in 1978 were : 5 slot aluminum wheels
, 8 spoke white wheels , AM digital clock radio , 40 channel CB radio ,
button quilted headliner , padded door trim panels , map pockets , carpeted
cowl sides and GT roll bar .
I am sure there were other options available .
Rollie H. Hunt
King , N.C.

1976 F100 Explorer , 428 ci FT .
Green Dragon .
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