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1983 vintage advertisement videos

Ford F834
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I found this compilation of old Ford advertisement videos. Most are redundant, but there are different tid bits in each, and if you pay attention there are clues about when certain changes were made etc. It is an interesting watch for a bullnose buff, as well as humorous with respect to what they had for selling points back then vs. today!

Edit: fixed link =  https://youtu.be/XMpvdt63Ryg
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STRAIGHT SIX 4X4: 1981 F150 2wd to 4x4 conversion-- 300 I6 close ratio diesel T19, hydroboost brakes, Saginaw steering
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Gary Lewis
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Apparently I'm not pushing the right button as I'm not finding the video. I get 5 home tricks or a list of other videos, but haven't found the Ford one. Can you help me?
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in bac, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Re: 1983 vintage advertisement videos

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Gary Lewis wrote
I get 5 home tricks or a list of other videos, but haven't found the Ford one.
Same here, but they are good life hacks. I'm about to make the world's fluffiest scrambled eggs thanks to the video.

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Ford F834
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Gary Lewis wrote
Apparently I'm not pushing the right button as I'm not finding the video. I get 5 home tricks or a list of other videos, but haven't found the Ford one. Can you help me?
Sorry guys, I guess I need to remember to try my own links before trusting that they work. Try this:

https://youtu.be/XMpvdt63Ryg
SHORT BED 4-DOOR DIESEL: 1986 F350 4x4 SRW under construction-- 7.3 IDIT R&D 64mm intercooled turbo 150cc IP stage 1 cam main girdle 13" Southbend clutch ZF-5 + GearVendors overdrive 4.10 axle gears hydroboost brakes

STRAIGHT SIX 4X4: 1981 F150 2wd to 4x4 conversion-- 300 I6 close ratio diesel T19, hydroboost brakes, Saginaw steering
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Gary Lewis
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That one works. Thanks, I'll give it a look.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in bac, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Gary Lewis
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Ok, some observations:
At 1:15 I see that the front axles on 2wd trucks were originally red or orange and white, and the springs were yellow. At 5:45 I see that on 4wd models the TTB's are supposed to be yellow, the springs white, and the tie rods and shocks green.  Good to know for restoration.  
At 3:53 that XLS sure is nice. (Note that I did NOT say "cute".)
At 4:16 it says a 6.9 or 7.5L engine, which they'd earlier said required at least an F250 HD, can tow up to 10,000 lbs. And today my smooth-riding F150 w/a 3.5L can tow almost 12,000 lbs. 😳
At 8:35 it looks like they hired drunks to do the driving as that guy can't keep it out of the ruts!
At 11:04 we see that the XLT replaced the Lariat in 1983.
At 11:22 the HVAC controls changed for 1983.
Hmmm, at 15:29 it say the tailgate on F250 and 350's can be easily removed. But that implies the one on the F150 can't be - and they are the same part numbers. 😳

More later.......

Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in bac, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Gary, your observations are spot on. The driving is truly cringe worthy and may account for why so many of the actors were wearing hard hats. 😂 Maybe they ought to try out that 4 Lo feature that the guy explains in the last segment.

I'm a bit curious about that 5.8 being N/A in California? Is that accurate 😳. The guy also wouldn't shut up about the new 4 speed with 5.11 first gear, but in my experience the vast majority are 4.02, and I've found one 6.32 T19 in the junkyards. This 5.11 seems to be a rare bird. There are a bunch of text slides that flash by in the middle, but the info on them may be equally bunk.

SHORT BED 4-DOOR DIESEL: 1986 F350 4x4 SRW under construction-- 7.3 IDIT R&D 64mm intercooled turbo 150cc IP stage 1 cam main girdle 13" Southbend clutch ZF-5 + GearVendors overdrive 4.10 axle gears hydroboost brakes

STRAIGHT SIX 4X4: 1981 F150 2wd to 4x4 conversion-- 300 I6 close ratio diesel T19, hydroboost brakes, Saginaw steering
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Gary Lewis
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Jonathan - The catalog shows the following for T19 usage:









And at Novak Conversions I found this info:

Three gearing options were available for the Ford T19. The T19 was available with a 6.32:1 first gear. These were only in rarer Ford 500-800 series HD trucks. The very most common T19 available in Ford applications was the T19A with the 4:02:1 first gear ratio. For two years (documented from 1983-1986+) there was a Ford T19 option with a 5.11:1 first gear. All ratios listed had a synchronized first.
We've learned that the 1983 to 1986 Ford T19's, as installed behind the 460 and diesel typically had the 4.02:1 first gear in a 2wd application, or a diesel 4wd application. However, 5.11 versions are reported also for these. The 460 4wd truck got the 6.32:1 first gear, purportedly from 1983 to 1986 F250's.

Now to do more research on the parts lists......
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in bac, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Gary Lewis
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The plot thickens....  The input shafts have different tooth-counts, but the first gears have the same tooth-counts.  And the ratio differences don't match with 6.32, 5.11, and 4.32 ratios.  So, there must be another difference.  



Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in bac, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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I will admit I am a little lost. I can extrapolate that the input shaft tooth counts of 17, 22 and 23 might correlate to the three different 1st gear ratios, but beyond that I have no guesses. Perhaps the main shaft gear counts are also different? I know one very BAD trait of the 5.11 version is that 3rd gear is a whopping 1.79:1 ouch! What a jump down from 1:1. Holy screaming engine!
SHORT BED 4-DOOR DIESEL: 1986 F350 4x4 SRW under construction-- 7.3 IDIT R&D 64mm intercooled turbo 150cc IP stage 1 cam main girdle 13" Southbend clutch ZF-5 + GearVendors overdrive 4.10 axle gears hydroboost brakes

STRAIGHT SIX 4X4: 1981 F150 2wd to 4x4 conversion-- 300 I6 close ratio diesel T19, hydroboost brakes, Saginaw steering
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Gary Lewis
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Well, we might bump into each other wandering around in the vast lostness.  So watch out for me 'cause I'm there with you - some place.  

One thing to note is that saying "T-19C" or "T-19C" may not mean much.  There are specifications within each that tell what gears each take.
Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker in front & 10.25 Spicer/Trutrac in bac, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI
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Here is another compilation of advertisements for everyone's amusement and cringe factor curiosity... wow, they were sure optimistic with their mpg numbers in 1983 😇 And calling the CL900 heave truck aerodynamic 😂

https://youtu.be/99uAss0EKxQ



I know this is a bricknose truck, but some may find this review of the 1988 Bronco an interesting watch:

https://youtu.be/u4IbSp4hgPk
SHORT BED 4-DOOR DIESEL: 1986 F350 4x4 SRW under construction-- 7.3 IDIT R&D 64mm intercooled turbo 150cc IP stage 1 cam main girdle 13" Southbend clutch ZF-5 + GearVendors overdrive 4.10 axle gears hydroboost brakes

STRAIGHT SIX 4X4: 1981 F150 2wd to 4x4 conversion-- 300 I6 close ratio diesel T19, hydroboost brakes, Saginaw steering