fordtrucks61-79-digest Wednesday, February 25 1998 Volume 02 : Number 111

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Re: Hood Hinges [Tyler Wilkins ]
Re: Make Truck No Go []
New Process Xfercase [marko ]
Re: Hood Hinges []



Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 21:24:56 -0600
From: Tyler Wilkins
Subject: Re: Hood Hinges

> My '65 F-100 hood opens and closes smoothly, but except for one little
> detail. Back by the windshield it pops up a little, say about an inch.
> I can push it down, but I expect that it will come up again when driven
> and air is filling the engine compartment. >>

This is a common problem with all pick-ups including Chebbies, it is
usually caused by rotted or just plain weak aprons where the hood hinge
bolts to the apron. It can sometimes, if not too extreme, be eliminated
or at least minimized by readjusting the hood (hinge-hood bolts).


Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 00:25:18 EST
Subject: Re: Make Truck No Go

i like the idea of leaving the keys in the ignition that is what i do all the
time if a theif wants your radio he will get it one way or another if the
keys are there they think you are coming right back


Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 01:05:34 -0800
From: marko
Subject: New Process Xfercase

At 05:52 PM 2/24/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Rob writes: >>what is the purpose of the neutral setting?
>Xfercases have a PTO access plate. I always assumed the neutral was
>for operation of the PTO, as the transmission would have to be in gear
>for the Xfercase to receive power. JMHO!!!!!
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Hey Azie and Rob,

I'm frame-off restoring my 71 f250 4x4 and putting a 67 mercury body on (for
rob's benefit as I know you know, Azie).

I'm basically positive my xfercase is a np205. But I'll check again tomorrow.

marko in vancouver


Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 00:59:19 -0800
Subject: Re: Hood Hinges

My 70 f250 does the same thing. I believe that the springs are the biggest
reason. Mine are so worn that I now have to use a prop to hold the hood up.
There is no rust in the area where they mounted and they are adjusted as low as
they will go.

In regards to the 6" to far forward hood I would bet that the links are out of
phase ( easy to do if the spring has been removed ) My 56 had flat circular
springs that I replaced and the links could be rotated past center without the
spring in.



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