Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 03:50:21 -0700 (MST)
From: (fordtrucks61-79-digest)
Subject: fordtrucks61-79-digest V2 #16

fordtrucks61-79-digest Sunday, January 11 1998 Volume 02 : Number 016

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In this issue:

ADMIN: STOP IT NOW-->Re: Telephone per minute charges [Ken Payne
ready, set, restore! [marko ]
M.Cylinder and Booster for Disc Conversion [Antonio Gonella
Door Solenoids [Antonio Gonella ]
Re:T750 Parts.. [FORDTRKNUT ]
Re: Dana Update ["Dale and Donna Carmine" ]
Re: Choke repair. []
Re: Door Solenoids []
Re: Door Solenoids ["Bill Beyer" ]



Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 15:33:31 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: STOP IT NOW-->Re: Telephone per minute charges

As I stated earlier: in my book this is no different from the bogus
email virus warnings people post. Topics like this fill up the
lists with off-topic posts. Our FAQ says that topics about email
virus warnings will get you removed from the list. This now applies
to this topic. It does not belong on this list.

I do not moderate the lists but we lose members when the topics go
way off. This particular list (61-79) has slowly lost subscribers
over the last 4 months while all the others have grown tremendously.
Personnally it is my favorite of the 4 lists and I do not want to
see even more membership loss because of off-topic postings.
Further "per minute charges" will result in temporary loss of
posting privilages to offenders - everyone has been warned.

Ken Payne (aka List Nazi)
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 16:37:14 -0800
From: marko
Subject: ready, set, restore!

Okay, here goes nuthin!

I dropped the 67 mercury off to start the restoration process. The 410
motor is now in the shop. The truck is out at the farm, ready to be
dismantled, then dipped.

I chose the dipping route because it's the only way to start off with a
clean body. It is really clean to begin with, only a few minor (and I do
mean minor) areas of surface rust.

The resto will take about 2-3 months. I'll keep you posted on how it's going.

marko in vancouver


Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 17:51:59 -0700
From: Antonio Gonella
Subject: M.Cylinder and Booster for Disc Conversion

Hello All,
I know this is the 61 and up list but there is way more activity here so
I'll ask anyway.
I have a 59 Ranchero which needs some front disk brakes. I went to the
wrecker and got the spindles, calipers, rotors and proportioning valve
from a 1980 Granada (from what I understand this is the appropriate donor,
I pray).
My question..
Should I also use the the Granada Master Cylinder and Booster? The one at
the yard looked a little beat so I held off, and I wanted advice on this.
The truck currently has drums all around. There is a booster, but is a
weird one which is remote from the Master cylinder. It's next to it,
mounted to the inner fender, but a mechanic told me it could be mounted
anywhere. It would probably be too easy if the stock Cylinder/Booster would
do, but hey, one can wish.
Any advice welcome,
Antonio Gonella


Date: Sun, 11 Jan 1998 17:59:13 -0700
From: Antonio Gonella
Subject: Door Solenoids

Hello All,
I am looking to shave the door handles from my truck and I was wondering if
anyone can recommend a door solenoid system? I would also like to replace
the latches with a bear claw type. I saw a cool set up in a Magazine that
used a magnet to trigger the solenoid, which seems like a way to save a few
bucks rather than spring for a transmitter system. I think it was by Hole
Shot but of course I don't remember.
If anyone has any advice on this, or all things handle shavingly, I wouls
appreciate your input.
Antonio Gonella
59 Ford Ranchero.


Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 21:34:41 EST
Subject: Re:T750 Parts..

The radator shroud is in stock at Green Sales in the great old USA!!!
FAX 1-513-731-3304 Toll free number 1-800-543-4959

LES YEOMANS, Parts Manager

The Part number is C4TZ8146D and they have it!!!!

There is a web site that you can search by part numbers....Ford & other
auto's. There address is:

Hope this helps you out!!!! Wayne Grabley

1979 F-350 Ranger Lariet 4x4
1979 Ranger XLT Bronco


Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 20:39:14 -0600
From: "Dale and Donna Carmine"
Subject: Re: Dana Update

Gary said;

> Pardon my ignorance but what's a needle scaler?

This was a common tool around the shipyards back in my Navy days. We called
them "Needle Guns" and I've spent many days stripping the paint off the deck
of a ship with one. They are useful for stripping paint from any large
steel object, but they are very aggressive and do mar the surface slightly.
They will tear up aluminum or any other 'soft' metal. All the ones that
I've ever seen were air powered. The tool is a cylinder with about a dozen
1/8" diameter rods sticking out one end. When you pull the trigger the rods
dance up and down removing the paint, slag, or whatever by impact.

Dale Carmine
'79 F-150 351M
York, Nebraska


Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 18:41:44 -0800
Subject: Re: Choke repair.

>I have a 1980 ford F150 (I know the list only goes to 1979, but I have
>more questions about my 65 than my 80, usually). It has a 302 that I
>have just rebuilt. Problem is that when I was rebuilding the engine the
>heat transfer wire or cord from the exhaust manifold to the choke, broke
>at the manifold. I'd rather not purchase a new exhaust manifold and the
>metal is too brittle and corroded to use an easy out to remove the
>threaded portion of the wire. I need recommendations please. Should I
>weld it back on, go to an electric choke. Need some ideas. By the way,
>it's the original carb that came on it.

I just fixed this on a friends 351W. I simply drilled out the old
piece of tubing in the exhaust manifold (it's 1/4" I believe) and shoved
a new piece of 1/4"O.D. steel tubing in it.
It's only a pressed in piece from the factory, it's not threaded.
I used a short chunk of brakeline tubing. Put a new 1/4" ferrule on the carb
end and Your ready to go...
Don't forget to put the insulating tube back over the steel line.
The piece of brake line and new ferrule was about $3.

Happy motoring,


The road to Enlightenment is long and difficult.
Bring snacks and a book to read...


Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 22:26:52 -0800
Subject: Re: Door Solenoids

I have just one word about shaved/no door handles:

Dead battery! how are you going to get in!



Date: Sat, 10 Jan 1998 23:33:59 -0800
From: "Bill Beyer"
Subject: Re: Door Solenoids

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> From:
> To:
> Subject: Re: Door Solenoids
> Date: Saturday, January 10, 1998 10:26 PM
> I have just one word about shaved/no door handles:
> Dead battery! how are you going to get in!

Shouldn't this read:

I have just one word about shaved/no door handles:



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