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pre61-list Digest Tue, 13 Mar 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 056

In This Issue:
Fuel Pump Frustration
Re: truck stalls in gear
Re: My 54 F100 Pictures

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From: "O'Connell, Dennis M" <DMO1pge.com>
Subject: Fuel Pump Frustration
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 07:15:43 -0800


Hi all,

Has anyone ran into this before.  I have a 71 429 in my truck.  I recently
purchased a new Holley performance mechanical pump(110gph) to support the
new 850 double pumper I put on it.  The problem is this, I install the pump
and it doesn't work.  Totally isolated it with gas in and out and nothing.
I put on my old pump and it works.  This is the second pump from Holley, so
I don't think it's defective.

Is it possible the cam concentric is slipping from the additonal spring
pressure this pump may have?  Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your help

Dennis
55F100

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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 10:56:49 -0500
From: 47Fred <zelda_1prodigy.net>
Subject: Re: truck stalls in gear




D
>
> BlankOkay, the truck runs good in park and neutral but as soon as it's put
> into gear (this is a c4 auto) the engine stumbles and quits.  The rpms in P
> or N are pretty high already.  The engine is a 289 with a holley 600DP.  You
>

  Just out of curiosity, how (or did you) hook up the kickdown linkage
on the Holley? I had a devil of a job getting it to work on a 302/C-4, I
finaly came up with a solid rod working aginst a spring inside the
cut-off factory piece. If the trans thinks you're wide open throttle,
it'll want to engage with a lot of gusto.  By the way, for anyone
considering this combination, a vacuum secondary 4 barrel works a lot
better unless you really like to boil the tires, while those Chevy
quadrajet guys roast you.

   47 Fred

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Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 18:30:55 -0500
From: Gregory Haener <ghaenervoyager.net>
Subject: Re: My 54 F100 Pictures


Nice truck Winford!  What kind of wheels are you using.

Greg

Winford Rister wrote:

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> I finally got a couple of pictures of my 54 on my site. I will have better
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> I intended to show how the 52 tailgate looks on the 54 truck, but got the
> files crossed.  I will fix it soon.
>
> Winford Rister
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Subject: Re: 53 F250 runs rough
From: "Henry Willms/CanWest/IBM" <hwillmsca.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 17:11:11 -0600




If you have exhausted all the other external factors, carb/fuel, timing,
points, distributor shaft play, plugs, plug wires, coil resistance,  then I
would check the valve clearances.

First a good compression test to determine any differences between
cylinders is one indication, but not proof postive.  A vacum test may also
show up problems...look for overall low vacum and/or variation in reading.
I don't have the specs handy(they are in the red Ford Truck shop manual)
but most vacum guages have green/good zone and a red/low zone.  Flicking
needle is a sign some cylindars are affected, ie certain valves.

In my case between the two tests it appeared to be the valves. So I checked
the clearances and some had really closed up.  I have adjustable lifters so
fixing this was not a big problem. I also had a few of the valves refaced
and lapped the seats where required......you have it all apart so why not?

This is a more complex undertaking on a flathead than an OHV but really not
all that difficult.  The bending over the engine compartment working away
down at cam level is a pain so it will take longer than you think.

After I had finished the motor ran really smooth, so it was all worth it.

Henry
48 F47 (Canadian F-1) 239



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Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 18:36:40 -0600
Subject: Junk yard truck pictures (in Canada)
From: Larry W Blum <lwblumjrjuno.com>

Hi all,

This site was brought to my attention on another Ford list and I thought
you all might like to have a look.
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.roblins.bigstep.com/generic.jhtml?pid=48  The pictures are
from :Roblin's Garage
R.R.#2 Demorestville, Ontario, Canada K0K1W0
Phone: (613) 476-5479
Lawrence C. Roblin, Proprietor


Larry W. Blum, Jr.
Pensacola, Fl.
"mailto:lwblumjrjuno.com"
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Never be afraid to try something new.  Remember, the Ark was built by
amateurs and the Titanic was built by professionals.


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