Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 04:01:00 -0600 (MDT)
From: (fordtrucks-digest)
Subject: fordtrucks-digest V1 #215

fordtrucks-digest Sunday, September 14 1997 Volume 01 : Number 215

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In this issue:

Re: Replacment Steering Wheel ["James A. Doty" ]
Re:hood ornament [Steve & Rockette ]
RE: Steering wheel [Sleddog ]
RE: IDing a rearend [Sleddog ]
'73 F100 302 fusebox ["deconblu" ]
Parts is parts ["deconblu" ]



Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 08:52:06 -0700
From: "James A. Doty"
Subject: Re: Replacment Steering Wheel

I put a Grant steering wheel on my '75 E-150 and just recently on my '78
E-150. Both are smaller than the original steering wheel.

I had trouble with the paint (enamal?) peeling off my first Grant steering
wheel, but the second one is fine.

Both steering wheels were easy to install, but the wheel puller I bought
didn't come with long enough bolts to remove the steering wheels in either
of my vans and I had to get longer bolts at a hardware store.

My new steering wheel is nice and gives me a much better view of the
panel without blocking the tach I added a few months ago. It's also
gripier. The foam like material is nicer to use than the hard plastic
of my original steering wheels.

By the way, both steering wheels took less than an hour to install.

At 05:05 PM 9/12/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Has anyone every had an experience with after market steering wheels? I
>would like to replace the steering wheel on my 74 with a smaller diameter
>Keith Srb

James A. Doty
NT Administrator
E-Z Net, Inc.
209 NE 120th. Ave., Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 260-1122


Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 08:49:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: Steve & Rockette
Subject: Re:hood ornament

At 09:16 PM 27/8/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Looking for a Ford logo hood ornament, for a '57 F100... thanks for any

Is it the same as the 63's, if so I have one..

Steve & Rockette...Lifes a beach
'57 F100 Shorty
'63 F100 Longbox


Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 12:34:26 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: Steering wheel

i also have a grant wheel. fives years now, but the paint on the spokes is
starting to chip of the edges. the kit & wheel installed easy and (except
paint now) looks good and is just the right diameter.


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From: mark heims[]
Sent: Friday, September 12, 1997 11:15 PM
Subject: Steering wheel

I've got a Grant Challenger steering wheel on my 78 F150, the adapter
kit fit perfect and the smaller wheel is a big improvement. It's been on
my truck for the last 9 years and has held up well.


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Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 12:37:36 -0400
From: Sleddog
Subject: RE: IDing a rearend

i can't decode it, but the only way to be absolutely sure of the gear ratio
is to jack the back of the truck and rotate the drive shaft counting the
number of turns it makes for one tire revolution. shaft revs/tire revs =


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From: Jesus Cardoso[]
Sent: Friday, September 12, 1997 4:46 PM
Subject: IDing a rearend

Hey Everyone,

I finally gave Obsolete Ford a call the speedometer gear that I
need. They said they needed the rear end ratio of my truck ('63 F100 with
292 and T87E 3-speed) and the original tire size of truck along with the
engine size and transmission type. Does anyone know what original tire
size of '63 2WD F100s was?
All I could find on the rear end was:
DIF 16
and 68 (stamped on the bottom of the differential)
Can someone please help decode this and find out the rear end gear ratio?

Thanks in advance.


Jesus Cardoso, a.k.a. Chuy
Graduate Research Assistant (Power System Automation Lab)
Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3128
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Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 21:59:39 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: MANUAL




Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 20:00:36 -0700
From: "deconblu"
Subject: '73 F100 302 fusebox

I've been thinking of changing my fusebox with one from a newer
vehicle. I've been checking them out at the junkyard and it looks to be a
simple switch. Has anyone ever done this? I prefer the new style fuse over
the glass type.

Also, it's come to my attention one of my post had an attachment with
it. I seen for the first time what they look like in the digest mailing. I
now see why people get mad! Trust me they are big and ugly. My apologies to
the list. I have checked my settings and can't find where it came from. If
this post has an attachment, please let me know. It would be best for the
list if it's sent to me, however I'm not above public reprimand. Again My
apologies to the list!

Deacon Blues
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Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 02:20:42 -0700
From: "deconblu"
Subject: Parts is parts

A person had a link to Red's Headers in a post on another list. I went
to the sight and found it had parts for flatheads and thought the people
with older trucks could really use this place. How's this, a rebuild kit for
the '37-'48 flathead.

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