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61-79-list-digest Thursday, December 2 1999 Volume 03 : Number 444

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

FTE 61-79 - Clutch Spring Failure
FTE 61-79 - Engine Paint
Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Water heated 4v carb spacer
Re: FTE 61-79 - Mysterious parts FTE 61-79 -
FTE 61-79 - Engine Progress



Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 21:10:29 -0800
From: Tim Bowman
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Clutch Spring Failure

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Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California wrote:

Anyone ever seen all the springs fall out of a disc & lock up the

My response:

Earlier this year, my 87 Tempo had that malady. For me the lockup was
intermittent and tough to diagnose. When I did, easy to fix and
developed the technique for surfacing the flywheel using a radial arm
saw, a cupped abrasive wheel and a lazy susan (mother is the necessity
of invention).
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Tim Bowman
Burien, WA

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Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 21:53:59 -0800 (PST)
From: Bill Ballinger
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Engine Paint

I've been intrigued by the discussion on the POR 15
thread and have heard mentioned a high temp engine
paint that can be brushed on.

The engine in my '65 will be the original black on
everything but the valve covers. I'd like to get a
high-temp brushable glossy black engine paint for the
black stuff, but I have a couple of questions.

There is no paint at all on my block and heads, and
unless I find a CJ iron intake I will need to paint my
aluminum Performer black. Is there a primer needed to
go under this stuff? Will it do aluminum(the timing
cover too)? What kind of surface prep do I need? How
does it do on the oil pan and valve covers? I'd
consider brush painting the pan, but I need
bronze-gold for the valve covers so I plan to spray
them. Do they make a brushable header paint too?

You can e-mail me privately if you want to, but I need
to know how to get hold of this stuff.



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Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 22:47:12 -0800
From: Pat Brown
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Re: Water heated 4v carb spacer

Brett wrote:
[. . .]
> I find it hard to believe Ford would have gone through the
> expense of adding this plate if it was not effective in some way.

BINGO! "Parts left off cost nothing and cause no service problems"
Quote from some GM exec a few decades back :-)
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Pat Brown
Sebastopol, California

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Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 22:42:30 -0800
From: Pat Brown
Subject: Re: FTE 61-79 - Mysterious parts FTE 61-79 -

Denny wondered:
> The Chilton book (which is all I have to go by so far) says that '72
> Ford pickups should have the spark delay valve replaced every 12 mos or
> 12000 miles. I asked the auto parts store and a mechanic what a spark
> delay valve is, and neither had heard of it, nor is it listed on the
> auto parts' computer.

Spark delay valve is a vacuum delay device that goes in the
vacuum advance line. Looks like a miniature plastic fuel
filter, it's a very tiny orfice with a check valve across it.
(Fast one way to retard timing, slow the other to advance).

> Another item: I got a AAA diagnosis done on the truck one time and
> listed under the emission components is the comment that the KV filter
> needs to be replaced. Again, nobody I've talked to has ever heard of a
> KV filter. (The mechanic who did the diagnosis is no longer available
> for asking.)

I'm gonna reach out here - a long, long time ago AC/Delo put out
kits to retrofit PCV valves on older vehicles. The crankcase vent
was sealed, and the new vent was run up to the air filter housing,
usually by an adapter mounted on the valve cover. This was a "KV"
kit, I suspect the name stuck to the crankcase vent filter found
in your air cleaner housing.

> Last one: What does EVP stand for?

EVaPorative emmision controls, refers to the vapor recovery canister
and (usual lack of) fuel tank vents.
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Sebastopol, California

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Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 22:39:21 -0800 (PST)
From: Bill Ballinger
Subject: FTE 61-79 - Engine Progress

Well, my parts all came in yesterday, and the machine
shop called and said to come and get it! My credit
card is now a proud sponsor of what should be one A
kicker of a 390.

Here's a list of the machine work:

Block: Cleaned, tanked, sounded and magnifluxed.
Bored .020 over
Deck surface lightly cleaned but not shaved.
Oil Filter to pump passage opened up to 7/16, the
lifter galleys plugged, and the 2,3,4 main feeds
chamfered to fit bearing.
Piston weights compared, the new ones are within less
than 1/2 gram of the originals. Did not need a
balance job.
Crank ground .010/.010
Rods rebushed, resized, and fed new ARP 3/8 bolts
Heads: New valve guides, and multi-angle valve job,
magnifluxed, reassembled with the Comp Cams goodies.
Chambers CC'd, don't know yet the final cc value.


TRW Forged L2291F .020 over
Sealed Power Moly .020 over rings
Clevite 10/10 Bearings
ARP 3/8 Rod Bolts
Mellings M57 standard pressure oil pump
Mellings 4X4 rear sump pickup
CompCams solid -lifter K33-2444 270 S-10 cam kit with
lifters,springs, retainers and keepers.
Specs 224d .050 and .527 lift subtracting .022 lash.
Federal Mogul 3/8 B&C pushrods
Federal Mogul 1.76 adjustable 427 ductile iron rockers
Federal Mogul 427 Solid lifter rocker shafts
Federal Mogul 428CJ PI oil pump drive shaft
Clevite Neophrene Lip Rear Main seal
Fel-Pro Gasket set
New Ford Harmonic Balancer

Now, if I could just find a 428 CJ iron intake to
trade my Performer for...

I started on all this before my accident, so I'm
running on credit right now.(wife is PISSED, she lost
her job the week after the wreck, she just doesn't
understand that when you order $1200 worth of parts
(restocking would have cost $100) and have $750 worth
of machine work done you can't just send it all back)
The timing could have been a little better, but I'm
not going to complain. We will get back on our feet

I really appreciate the moral support I've gotten from
the fellow members of this list during this difficult
time. I'm scheduled for an MRI to try to find out why
my right hand and foot are still going numb a month
later, and why I have constant pain and a headache. It
looks like a disc in my neck and lower back so far. I
hope we can get it together so I can get back to work
soon and best of all put my engine together.

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