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pre61-list Digest Sat, 24 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 109

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Re: Wiring, again
Ford 9 inch posi.
Re: Ford Colors


From: "glperry">
Subject: Re: Wiring, again
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 03:37:09 -0500

Chris, most of the older Shop Manuals all have wiring diagrams listed
in backs by body electrical or specs sections. You should have a manual if
you don't, get one. I have rewired by removing all the harness from the
vehicle (one piece usually) and carefully cutting open
the original cover and lay out on big table. Remove one wire at a time,
measure, copy to new vinyl wires of similar color or make your own
colors up, and put new terminals on ends. Lay new wire back where
old one was and take another out and do same until all wires are new.
Then you can rewrap with tape or just wire ties and re-insert into truck.
Worked on my 49, but not much wire in the old harnesses. Lots of
times the wiring is same color and layout for several years.
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From: Chris/Jennifer Chambers>
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Date: Friday, June 23, 2000 8:59 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] Wiring, again

>Help again please. Some one sent me a diagram of how he wired his 50
>truck. I was only able to open one of the attachments out of the two.
>I also lost his address so I could not reply directly to him. I really
>appreciate all of the help, this is a great discussion list and it has
>been very helpful. Thanks so much for all of the help nad if the guy
>that sent the diagram please get back with me and help me with the other
>60 panel truck
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From: "Roger Hughes">
Subject: 3 SPEED O/D
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 15:36:41 -0500

I am installing a 3 speed O/D tranny in my 55 F100 which has the original 3
speed light duty tranny. Does anyone know if an additional crossmember was
used to support the longer O/D tranny? Seems like a lot of weight to hang
on the trans bolts.

55 F100


From: Oldtrukman (R. Pietsch)
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 23:47:57 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Ford 9 inch posi.

Hi Dennis.

Although I have no personnel experience with the different posi type
rear ends, (the plain old one wheel drive rear end works fine for my
application) I have a very close friend at work that has had lots of
experience in dozens of different vehicles (most all of them Fords) over
the last 35+ years or so. He even ran his own all Ford wrecking (oops),
"recycling" yard for awhile.

Anyway, from the stories that he tells me, the Detroit Locker may
not be the best choice for your rig. he says they should be used for
straight line drag racing application only. He says that when have a
tendency to lock up unexpectedly when coming out of a turn. Not a
problem under most circumstances, but if you like to "play with the
power" once in a while, as we all do on occasion, and just might happen
to get a little crossed up when that rear end decides to lock back up,
then you are going to go in the direction that you are pointing rather
than following the path of the asphalt on which you were originally
driving on.

Any way, based on his experiences, I would cross the Detroit Locker
off of my list of choices.
Just a little food for thought.

Rix56 'The Rat'


From: BOBWOOD536
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 04:27:29 EDT
Subject: Re: Ford Colors

Ok guys here is what my book says.
Matt the 48 color is Arabian Green, Wheels: black, Grille: chrome, Grille
Recess: Argent Tan.
Doug the 59 color is Colonial White.
Jeff the 64 color is Academy Blue or Starlight Blue and Wimbledon White.

For you guys with 57-60's there is a interesting note in the book, you could
get the truck in Primer.
Bob Wood
60 F100


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