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I am sliding a 76 Dana 70 F-350 axle in my 65 F-250 while I rebuild the original Dana 60. The 76 wheel spacing and perches are good to go to the 65. If the 65 backing plates and brakes won't bolt up to the 76 axle I will use the 76 rear brakes. I have not looked up the specs yet but the rear brakes are wider and the cylinder is likely 1/16" to 1/4" larger in diameter.

QUESTION: If I use the larger brakes on the existing 65 system will there be a big enough difference to lock the rears under semi aggressive stops?

What is the load sensing rear brake valve called that came on some cargo vehicles? I could take advantage of the oversized rear brakes and give them more juice when loaded heavy.

Member Projects / FE To MEL Swap
« on: August 06, 2019, 08:38:20 PM »
Working in the 430 to the bare chassis before I pull the FE out of my daily driver. I will post pictures on this site after I have gotten a little further.

My time is coming soon enough when I will get these "helpful" reminders.


Non-FE Discussion Forum / Anyone Seen Trever?
« on: July 07, 2019, 06:11:07 PM »
Never seen a sign like this. He must be something.

I have a few sets of the EDC, C1AE and C7TE long skinny rods I am scraping out. Any difference in the forging that would make one casting stronger than the other? The C1s are beefier.

Any experiences on swapping used gears from one housing to another? If so do you treat them just like a new set? I have not swapped used gears around due to possible noise, seems like a gamble. Parts in question are gears from Dana 60 to Dana 60.

At different times two older mechanics have identified my truck as a former Uhaul fleet truck. It may or may not have had other mirrors on it but these rough markings infront of both vent windows are very similar. Can anyone identify my current mirrors?

FE Technical Forum / 65 SOHC Galaxie And 62 483
« on: May 23, 2019, 10:25:28 PM »
Saw a number of interesting cars today but I only took a few pictures of these two cars. Visit the auction, see the cars, paper work and decide whats what for yourselves.

FE Technical Forum / Full And Intermediate Engine Codes
« on: May 16, 2019, 11:55:26 PM »
From a couple of books I have. Feel free to add the ones I am missing.

Supposed to a Camper Special chassis. The vin on the frame is F10YK806186. Unless there is something I do not know this does not tell the build details without the original records. It is a 3.54 ratio and has resistance turning one raised wheel.

3.54 gears. Has resistance when you raise one wheel and turn it. The owner told me this was an F-100 Camper Special. Seems reasonable if the rear, shocks and NP435 are factory. Pictured are the numbers it has on the right rear tube. These are not any BOM numbers I could find on line. Anyone else know?

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Better 370, 429 Or 460 Exhaust Manifold?
« on: May 01, 2019, 01:06:50 PM »
I am looking at adapting a pair of factory iron 385 family manifolds to my pickup's 430 MEL. From what I have seen and heard it seems the MEL factory manifolds are prone to crack.  At this time I do not have anything to work with other than the 1/2" steell adaptor plate. I do not remember a lot of manifold issues from the fuel injected era or the big truck with the 370.  Any recommendations?

I picked up a running 65 430 engine and transmission today. If I refrain from pulling mobile homes or D9s would this be a stout transmission behind a 430 in an F-250 with 3.54 gears? Not real interested in an automatic pickup but it is supposed to be a good unit.

I am looking at a pair of FE bell housing marine 430s from a 63 boat. I may buy the complete pair with the Paragon transmissions but I do not want to sit on them till they move. I may just buy the engines or pass on them all together. The owner would be willing to deal with anyone directly. It depends on the condition of the standard rotation engine if I buy them or not. I would likely strip the all the marine parts off of the one engine and get rid of the rest.


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