Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 13:05:08 -0500 (EST) To: fordtrucks-digestlofcom.com
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Volume 97 Number 0011 fordtrucks Digest

Today's Topics:

Re: looking for stuff
FOMOCO Reps?
Re: FE and motor sizes -Reply
Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
Ballast Resistor
1941 Ford 3/4 ton pickup
Disc Brakes for 59 Ranchero
Re: looking for stuff
Re: 460 Fuel Economy?!
Re: looking for stuff
Re: 46 pickup?
Re: Original or easy ride
RE: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
RE: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
RE: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
RE: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
Re: 46 pickup?
Re: looking for stuff -Reply
FOMOCO Reps? -Reply
Electronic Ignition for FE Series? -Reply
Ballast Resistor -Reply
Re: looking for stuff -Reply -Reply
Re: FOMOCO Reps? -Reply
RE: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
RE: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
Question on 370 truck motor.
Re: looking for stuff


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>From nfinneyearthlink.net Thu Feb 27 23:15:21 1997 From: Nick Finney Subject: Re: looking for stuff
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

marko maryniak wrote:
>
> The 80453 may be the model with the center hung floats. What I got is the
> one with the side-hung floats, known as the performance/emission or "RV"
> carburetor, which works super with my RV cam. As for tweaking, none was
> required other than setting the accelerator pump, idle mixture screws, and
> automatic choke. Worked like a charm straight out of the box. Now, if only
> I could do something about my sore neck.... : )
>
> markohelix.net


Hey Marko do you know how many CFM this carb flows? 600 CFM? What motor did you put it on?

Thanks!

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>From nfinneyearthlink.net Thu Feb 27 23:19:01 1997 From: Nick Finney Subject: FOMOCO Reps?
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

Any one here know of an offical representative from Ford that would be interested in participating in this newsgroup?

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Nick Finney
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"Ya see its not the speed that kills son its the sudden stop"


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>From markohelix.net Thu Feb 27 23:22:49 1997 From: markohelix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: FE and motor sizes -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

>Thoughts?

Tom, is that what happens to you when you drink too much beer!!??

markohelix.net
71 f250 4x4

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>From nfinneyearthlink.net Thu Feb 27 23:22:53 1997 From: Nick Finney Subject: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

I am trying to locate any an electronic distributor for the FE. Do y'all have any sources that you can recommend? How reliable are these distributors?

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"Ya see its not the speed that kills son its the sudden stop"


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>From nfinneyearthlink.net Thu Feb 27 23:24:00 1997 From: Nick Finney Subject: Ballast Resistor
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

Did Ford ever use a Ballast Resistor for the ignition system in their Trucks?


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>From jonarcpta6000.pld.com Fri Feb 28 00:10:10 1997 From: Devan Fort Subject: 1941 Ford 3/4 ton pickup
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

I am rebuilding the flathead V8 in my 1941 Ford and I would like to repaint it to factory colors. If anyone can tell me what colors the block, and other components(spark plug harness, oilbath, etc.)should be or direct me to a web site that could help I would appreciate it.
Thanks, Devan Fort jonarcpld.com


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>From smalltimeloop.com Fri Feb 28 00:17:43 1997 From: Antonio Gonella Subject: Disc Brakes for 59 Ranchero
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

Hello All,
I have a 59 Ranchero with a 352 FE. I would like to convert the front brakes to a disc setup prior to building the motor. I have found a few kits for this but they are on the pricey side, does anyone have a suggestion or recipe for parts swapping from other models, years?
Thanks, Antonio.


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>From markohelix.net Fri Feb 28 00:17:56 1997 From: markohelix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: Re: looking for stuff
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

>marko maryniak wrote:
>>
>> The 80453 may be the model with the center hung floats. What I got is the
>> one with the side-hung floats, known as the performance/emission or "RV"
>> carburetor, which works super with my RV cam. As for tweaking, none was
>> required other than setting the accelerator pump, idle mixture screws, and
>> automatic choke. Worked like a charm straight out of the box. Now, if only
>> I could do something about my sore neck.... : )
>>
>> markohelix.net
>
>
>Hey Marko do you know how many CFM this carb flows? 600 CFM? What motor
>did you put it on?
>

Yes, it's a 600 or maybe a 650. It's designed for a 360/390 application, I have it on my 360.

marko



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>From bigricmail.utexas.edu Fri Feb 28 00:26:58 1997 From: bigricmail.utexas.edu (Richard Cherico) Subject: Re: 460 Fuel Economy?!
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

> > >
I think your "Subj:" line above is boarderlining on one of those there "oxymorons" since 460 and fuel economy are in the same sentance!!!
;)

I'm sorry that I don't have anything constructive for you, Kevin, I guess I am surprised to learn that you can get 10mpg with your current setup. A buddy of mine had a 454 stock setup in another vehicle, and he was lucky to get 8 mpg. (He kinda drove like an idiot off "the line" of each stop light, tho, and I'm sure his acceleration habits hurt him as well.)


I got 10mpg from my '75 460 when I tuned it up. Had quite a few miles on it, too.
bigricmail.utexas.edu



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>From lumstrukinteraccess.com Fri Feb 28 00:38:10 1997 From: "Scott Hogue" Subject: Re: looking for stuff
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

I just picked up a `97 Splash, and was disapointed to find that somewhere's along the line, they screwed up and didn't have me down for the power window/locks group. Was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to add these on after the fact. I'm going to ask the dealer tomarrow anyway, but if they say they can't do it, is there some unofficial way to go about it?
I'd prefer Ford rather than aftermarket if possible. Dunno if it could be done to the existing doors, just changing the arm rest, or maybe the whole doors could be swapped out.

I got it with the new 5 speed auto, which I'm not real sure about yet. My parents have a 94ish Aerostar, with 4.0 and automatic, and it seems to shift much more....... descicively. Feels like the 5 speed auto isn't quite sure WHAT it wants to do sometimes.......




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>From mmillerdryden.net Fri Feb 28 01:24:20 1997 From: "Mitch Miller" Subject: Re: 46 pickup?
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

Andy said:

> Got any pictures of the '46 in gif or jpeg?
Check out the pic in the Ford Pictoral. Need to get to a scanner so I can get a better shot out there.

>Is yours fully restored? Any ideas where Pops can find the
> waterfall grill and/or the dash?
My truck has been on the road since '83 and seen every winter. (She LOVES salt) It is still a working truck. Trusty. As for the grill, tough to find. You will have to try to pound out an old one if you don't want to pay US:$180 for a chrome one at Mac's (and then paint it cream yellow).
Gotta wonder where the restoration is starting if you are looking for a dash. The hard part would be the cut 'n' paste.

>The truck he is restoring is complete and
> solid except for the missing grill and dash. He has the 6 banger rebuilt and
> ready to drop in (he had to have a couple of parts made for the engine ..
but
> he had a guy in Salt Lake rebuild it for him and he's pretty happy with the
> overall rebuild).
Check to see if a flatSIX will fit. Kinda think that the trucks only had flatEIGHTS. Take a look to see if the waterpumps serve as the front engine mounts.



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>From mmillerdryden.net Fri Feb 28 01:24:22 1997 From: "Mitch Miller" Subject: Re: Original or easy ride
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

Roger said:

> Mitch I vote for original, the 59A is not that hard to work on. Timing is set by ear, for the fastest idle. If it pings, which is unlikely-they were designed to run on gasoline with an octane rating of about 35 or so, retard the timing a little.
So are you telling me that it doesn't matter which grade of gas I use? And should I add lead-substitue to the gas to deal with lead-free gas? Or am I OK just tooling around town without heating her up enough to burn the valves?

One more thing, should I be running with 180 thermostats instead of 160 with a winter front?

Mitch Miller
mmillerdryden.net
Dryden. Ontario


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>From rcollinsmicron.net Fri Feb 28 01:59:39 1997 From: Randy Collins Subject: RE: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

If you want a Ford electronic distributor for the FE motor just run down = to the local discount parts house or salvage yard. You will be looking = for a distributor from a Ford truck 1975 or later with a 360 or 390. = While you are there buy the Ford ignition module it will plug right in. = Also in an effort to minimize misfiring the later models used the two = piece distributor cap. If you don't have a service manual I can = probably dig up a wiring schematic for the input wires. =20

Randy Collins

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From: Nick Finney[SMTP:nfinneyearthlink.net] Sent: Thursday, February 27, 1997 3:23 PM To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com
Subject: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?

I am trying to locate any an electronic distributor for the FE. Do y'all have any sources that you can recommend? How reliable are these distributors?=20

--=20
Nick Finney
nfinneyearthlink.net

"Ya see its not the speed that kills son its the sudden stop"


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>From markohelix.net Fri Feb 28 03:40:01 1997 From: markohelix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: RE: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

>If you want a Ford electronic distributor for the FE motor just run down to the local discount parts house or salvage yard. You will be looking for a distributor from a Ford truck 1975 or later with a 360 or 390. While you are there buy the Ford ignition module it will plug right in. Also in an effort to minimize misfiring the later models used the two piece distributor cap. If you don't have a service manual I can probably dig up a wiring schematic for the input wires.

I put an electronic on my 360 in my 1971 f250 4x4 last summer. It works incredibly, runs like FI. The whole job took no longer than 2 hours, and was pretty simple.

When you go to the wreckers, just buy the distributor, making sure the body isn't cracked, the stator (magnetic pickup) looks unbroken, the wires from the stator and the connector look ok, the spider on the shaft is all right (not broken) and the shaft isn't bent, and the weights seem to do their job (if you spin the gear real quick you should hear them move out, but they shouldn't rattle too much.

Then, rip the wiring harness out of the truck at the wreckers too, from the distributor right back to the firewall (driver's side). Make sure you take the coil as well and the harness from the coil to the firewall, as that will have the funny Ford white plastic yoke connector, and the radio condensor.

Don't take the ignition box because 1)the mounting bolts are probably corroded, and 2) you have no assurance it isn't #$!ed.

Then go to WAL MART (I am not kidding) and buy the Ford electronic ignition module for something like a 77 302 (they're all the same, really!) If you go to ford you will pay 100 or more bucks. If you go to Napa you will pay about 60 or 70. At Wal-mart you will pay about 25 or 30 bucks (I paid $35 cdn). These are top quality parts, and work fine.

While you're there, get yourself a new cap (the tall blue kind with hollow plugs, not the grey flat one with posts)and a new set of plugs (I think they're autolite 24's or 45's or something. You can look them up there.
Walmart is the CHEAPEST. Oh, and get a rotor.

Also, you can buy an electronic voltage regulator for about 20 bucks there.
If you have a pre '72 truck chances are you have an electromechanical regulator mounted on the radiator support. The e.m. regulator has points in it which are unreliable. The electronic one plugs right into the stock harness just like the em one, so it's a snap to replace and will save you countless nitemares.

Then go to a parts place (napa?) and get a set of 7.5 or 8mm wires. I got Moroso wires for mine from the parts shop and they're awesome. Also buy a new timing gear.

Clean up the distributor in your basement, then take it to a shop and have them remove the old gear and press on a new one. Don't hammer or pry cause you'll regret it.

This should give you enough to do for awhile. It's midnight here, so I can't go out and look at my truck to give you the correct color codes for the connectors/plugs, but I will in daylight, and get back to you either tomorrow or Tuesday (goin away for the wkend).

One thing I need to know, what kind of vehicle are you putting this in? Is it an automatic or a standard (I need to know if it has a neutral safety switch).

Happy hunting. Talk to you soon.

marko maryniak, vancouver, bc

markohelix.net
1971 f250 4x4



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>From markohelix.net Fri Feb 28 03:46:25 1997 From: markohelix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: RE: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

Something else I forgot to mention:

1. No, I don't work for Wal-mart

2. Motor oil is dirt cheap there, 75cents cdn per quart.

3. If the distributor you pull out already has the spacer and flat cap, then of course buy the flat cap and the appropriate wires. Chances are it won't, tho.

Do you have a fax number? If so email it to me at markohelix.net and I can fax you the manual's wiring diagram plus a handwritten one with color codes, next week.

marko maryniak, vancouver bc

1971 f250 4x4



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>From mcatepix.net Fri Feb 28 06:25:34 1997 From: mcatepix.net
Subject: RE: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

Nick If you can`t locate a distributor you can use ford electronic parts from any ford distributor. The inturnals can be swaped ie, star wheel, weights, etc. E-mail me for more details. Its much easier than hunting a fe electronic dist.
Garry
--- On Thu, 27 Feb 1997 23:22:53 -0500 (EST) Nick Finney wrote:

>I am trying to locate any an electronic distributor for the FE. Do y'all
>have any sources that you can recommend? How reliable are these
>distributors?
>
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>
>"Ya see its not the speed that kills son its the sudden stop"
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Date: 2/28/97 Time: 6:18:12 AM

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>From andyrosenortel.ca Fri Feb 28 07:45:54 1997 Sender: "Andy Rose" From: "Andy Rose"
Subject: Re: 46 pickup?
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

In message "46 pickup?", you write:

:Andy said:
:

:Check out the pic in the Ford Pictoral. Need to get to a scanner so I can :get a better shot out there.

Yeah.. got that one .. sent it to Dad. He liked it.

: >Is yours fully restored? Any ideas where Pops can find the :> waterfall grill and/or the dash?

:My truck has been on the road since '83 and seen every winter. (She LOVES :salt) It is still a working truck. Trusty. As for the grill, tough to :find. You will have to try to pound out an old one if you don't want to :pay US:$180 for a chrome one at Mac's (and then paint it cream yellow).
:Gotta wonder where the restoration is starting if you are looking for a :dash. The hard part would be the cut 'n' paste.

I am not sure exactly what part of the dash he is looking for. I believe it is just the section that holds the gauges. As for the $180 for the one at Mac's? What is Mac's? Is it a parts vendor listed on the Ford Truck page?
He may be willing to pay that and then paint it if he wants.


:Check to see if a flatSIX will fit. Kinda think that the trucks only had :flatEIGHTS. Take a look to see if the waterpumps serve as the front engine :mounts.

He pulled the flat6 from the truck. I don't know that it's the original, out of the showroom motor. It was in the truck when he purchase it though, so he knows it'll go back in.

I'll let him know about Macs.


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>From llemmonpilot-ind.com Fri Feb 28 08:15:17 1997 From: llemmonpilot-ind.com
Subject: Re: looking for stuff -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

On Thu, 27 Feb 1997, Ken Payne wrote:

> >>> 02/26/97 05:08pm >>>
> >

>
> I've heard that ceramic coated headers to have as much heat
> disappation but I don't have any experience with them.
>

The ceramics are great. I have Jet Hot coated motorsport shorties on my Mustang and they dissapate heat & look great. (no discoloration or corrosion yet) The other nice thing about them is that you can touch them about 10-15 minutes after you shut the motor off. I have been thinking of getting a set for my 93 Ranger to help out the new Borla cat-back I just put on.

Lee
88 lx 5.0 5spd 3:73
93 xlt 4.0 5spd 3:73


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>From payneplatinum.com Fri Feb 28 09:49:06 1997 From: Ken Payne
Subject: FOMOCO Reps? -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

No, but that certainly would be interesting. It would be nice to get feedback from them about the directions Ford is taking with their Fxxx & Exxx series. Would also be nice if we could give them input.

If everyone is ok with this I'll pursue the matter.


>>> Nick Finney 02/27/97 10:19pm >>> Any one here know of an offical representative from Ford that would be interested in participating in this newsgroup?

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>From payneplatinum.com Fri Feb 28 09:52:06 1997 From: Ken Payne
Subject: Electronic Ignition for FE Series? -Reply To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

Mallory sells a unit which drops in place of the points inside of your existing distributor if all you want to do is get rid of the points yet keep the stock look. I put one in mine and it smoothed the engine out (slightly) at idle. I couldn't tell you if it help milage or acceleration because I modified some other items on the engine later that day. Supershops in the South sells them.

>>> Nick Finney 02/27/97 10:22pm >>> I am trying to locate any an electronic distributor for the FE. Do y'all have any sources that you can recommend? How reliable are these distributors?

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Nick Finney
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"Ya see its not the speed that kills son its the sudden stop"


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>From payneplatinum.com Fri Feb 28 09:52:36 1997 From: Ken Payne
Subject: Ballast Resistor -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

My 67 has one.

>>> Nick Finney 02/27/97 10:24pm >>> Did Ford ever use a Ballast Resistor for the ignition system in their Trucks?


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Nick Finney
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"Ya see its not the speed that kills son its the sudden stop"


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>From payneplatinum.com Fri Feb 28 10:01:48 1997 From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: looking for stuff -Reply -Reply To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

>>> 02/28/97 07:15am >>> On Thu, 27 Feb 1997, Ken Payne wrote:

> >>> 02/26/97 05:08pm >>>
> >

>>
>> I've heard that ceramic coated headers to have as much heat
>> disappation but I don't have any experience with them.
>>
Woops! I meant "I heard that ceramic coated headers don't have as much heat disappation but I have no experience with them." Ceramics are supposed to help keep underhood temps lower.

>The ceramics are great. I have Jet Hot coated motorsport shorties on
>my Mustang and they dissapate heat & look great. (no discoloration or
>corrosion yet) The other nice thing about them is that you can touch
>them about 10-15 minutes after you shut the motor off. I have been
>thinking of getting a set for my 93 Ranger to help out the new Borla
>cat-back I just put on.

Nothing worse than brushing up against a 400 degree header!
OOOOOUUUUUCCCCCHHHHHH!!!!!



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>From kuligevitro.bloomington.in.us Fri Feb 28 10:09:27 1997 From: "Erickson" Subject: Re: FOMOCO Reps? -Reply
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

Ken, Nick, et al,

> No, but that certainly would be interesting. It would be nice to get
> feedback from them about the directions Ford is taking with their
> Fxxx & Exxx series. Would also be nice if we could give them
> input.
>
> If everyone is ok with this I'll pursue the matter.

Fantastic idea, guys!....maybe they'll have someone who's familiar with the "older ones" whose brain(s) we can pick, too...
;-)

Eric

>
> >>> Nick Finney 02/27/97 10:19pm >>>
> Any one here know of an offical representative from Ford that would be
> interested in participating in this newsgroup?
> Nick Finney
> nfinneyearthlink.net


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>From jayvanvteleport.com Fri Feb 28 10:29:43 1997 From: "jayvanvteleport.com" Subject: RE: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

On Fri, 28 Feb 1997, Randy Collins wrote:

> If you want a Ford electronic distributor for the FE motor just run down = to the local discount parts house or salvage yard. You will be looking for= a distributor from a Ford truck 1975 or later with a 360 or 390. While yo= u are there buy the Ford ignition module it will plug right in. Also in an= effort to minimize misfiring the later models used the two piece distribut= or cap. If you don't have a service manual I can probably dig up a wiring = schematic for the input wires. =20


Randy,=20

2 piece distributor caps? I have a 76 390 and it has the plain old single cap. Care to elaborate a little?=20

=2E.Jay


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>From markohelix.net Fri Feb 28 11:05:47 1997 From: markohelix.net (marko maryniak)
Subject: RE: Electronic Ignition for FE Series?
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

>On Fri, 28 Feb 1997, Randy Collins wrote:
>
>> If you want a Ford electronic distributor for the FE motor just run down to the local discount parts house or salvage yard. You will be looking for a distributor from a Ford truck 1975 or later with a 360 or 390. While you are there buy the Ford ignition module it will plug right in. Also in an effort to minimize misfiring the later models used the two piece distributor cap. If you don't have a service manual I can probably dig up a wiring schematic for the input wires.
>
>
>Randy,
>
>2 piece distributor caps? I have a 76 390 and it has the plain old single
>cap. Care to elaborate a little?
>
>..Jay
>
Jay:

If you look at a 302 out of that period with an e.i. like a 78 cougar or something (I had one of those once, what a .... well, I'll save it) you'll notice the distributor cap is flat and wide, with posts not plugs. Then there is a metal spacer 'collar' which is clipped onto the distributor base by the clips you and I use to hold our conventional caps on.

The beauty of lots of Ford stuff is, as they improved it, they didn't change the basic design, only designed add-ons. this meant they didn't have to retool, and for us it means we can easily adapt these add ons to our older trucks.

Technically this cap is supposed to wear longer and leak less, but I have no problems with my conventional one, even here on the wet coast!


marko



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>From JLINETTSYSUBMC.BMC.COM Fri Feb 28 11:20:53 1997 From: JLINETTSYSUBMC.BMC.COM
Subject: Question on 370 truck motor.
To: FORDTRUCKSlofcom.com

Hi All,

Every so often I see an add for a Ford truck with a 370 gas engine. I had never heard of this (but I'm not familiar with Ford truck engines anyway, except for the 390 and 460...)

I'd be interested in hearing the details on this motor if anyone on the list has any knowledge of it- ratings, design, materials, etc.

For instance, I imagine it has a forged crank and rods, 4-bolt mains, etc.

Thanks and Regards,
Jon in Houston


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Here is a comparison of the Holly #0-6916 and the #0-80453:

Carb Part No. #0-6919 #0-80453
Model No. 4160 4160
CFM 600 600
Mains #62 #63
Secondaries #69 #69
Power Valve 125-206 125-208
1st stage 12.5"Hg 10.5"Hg
2nd stage 5.5"Hg 5.5"Hg
Pump nozzle size .031" .031"
Secondaries Vacuum Vacuum
Spring color black black
Venturi size
Primary 1 1/4" 1 1/4"
Secondary 1 5/16" 1 5/16"
Throttle bore
Primary 1-9/16" 1-9/16"
Secondary 1-9/16" 1-9/16"
Fuel Feed Single Single
Floats hung Side Side

The two carbs seem *very* similar. The 6919 is one jet size leaner on the primary, and opens the 1st stage of the power valve quite early (12.5"Hg). That could impact fuel mileage, especially in a heavier vehicle or one with tall gears.

Jim in Central NY
'79 F-150 (302!)
'92 Topaz (3.0l)


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