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pre61-list Digest Thu, 29 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 113

In This Issue:
Carlisle Truck Nats
how hot is hot?
speedometers
Truck sides; protective coatings
Clutch (again)
Re: how hot is hot?
ADMIN: List problems

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Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 09:44:18 -0400
From: "Abram H. Stauffer" oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
Subject: Carlisle Truck Nats

Went to Carlisle last Friday and Saturday for the Truck Nats. Had a good
time. The best part was that I drove my truck. It was the longest trip I
had taken in the old truck since probably 1982. It did real well. From
Lock Haven (PA) to Carlisle it took about 2 hours and 15 minutes over 3
mountains (you guys out west would call them molehills). I took the
scenic route through PA's ridge and valley system in Central PA. A
beautiful drive. I spent the night at my Mom and Dad's house in
Lancaster County, which means I took the PA Turnpike East. Again the
truck did well. I couldn't cruise at top turnpike speeds but did OK, got
passed by many (with the occaisional thumbs up) and I passed some.
Abe '54 F-100

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Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 09:55:01 -0400
From: "Abram H. Stauffer" oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
Subject: how hot is hot?

A tech question here: On my trip to Carlisle I was keeping an eye on the
temp gauge. I have a 239 V-8 with the fan shroud on and all the radiator
rubbers (except the one that hangs from the hood). The stock gauge was
consistently on the 3/4 mark (between the halfway mark and the 'H'). Is
this too hot? or just right? After cruising at turnpike speeds the temp
went up closer to the 'H' because of the revs the engine was making due
to the 392 rearend so I slowed it down a bit. My question: is it OK for
the temp gauge to be at the 3/4 mark consistently?
Thanks, Abe '54 F-100

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Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 10:08:51 -0400
From: "Abram H. Stauffer" oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
Subject: speedometers

My speedometer does not work right. The needle jumps back and forth and
it makes a noise so I have disconnected it. The odometer does not work
at all and it never has. I can not find a shop in the area that will
work on speedometers. It seems that oldtimers used to but there is no
one around today. It must have something to do with our throw away
society. Can I "fix" this myself?
I have a speedo from another truck sitting on my work bench. How can I
tell if it works, or can if I can use it for parts? I do not have the
original tranny in (it is a 3-speed from a 70-something pickup). Would
this affect the speedo reliability? I have radials on (16 inch) that sit
a little higher than the bias ply 16 inch originals. How much does this
affect the speedo?
Thanks, Abe '54 F-100

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From: "The Turn" lineone.net>
Subject: Truck sides; protective coatings
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 14:48:43 +0100


I smashed my truck up in November and am now close to the respray stage (don't insurance companies just love taking their time...).
My question is, what offers the best protection for my bed sides? I heard of something called rhino-liner; anyone tell me what it is, how tough it is? Then I've gotta find out if I can get in in England. Sorry if this question's been raised before, I'm so behind on my e-mail, I'm still reading the # 70's!

One other thing, I've asked before, but I'd really like to get those custom wiper arms that look like flat aluminum. I'm sure they'll hold my blades down that much better than the originals. Any ideas where from? I'm on vacation in the U.S. in August, and maybe I can take something home for my ol' '54
Many thanks,
Paul


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From: "Randy Selby" npoint.net>
Subject: Clutch (again)
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 12:52:47 -0500


Found the flywheel for a 10" clutch, but when I bolt it on, it hits the block. Apparently my engine came from a car. Is there a difference in crankshafts from car to truck? Is a spacer between the crank and flywheel the answer? Trying to keep this thing a flatty, but having a lot of problems getting the right parts. The starter plate would not fit either, are there more than 1 style of plates? Help, Help, Help!

Randy Selby


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From: "Ted and Sarah Freeman" ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: how hot is hot?
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 21:10:31 -0400

I run both a mechanical and factory guage. When the factory guage gets to
the 3/4 position towards H, the mecanical guage reads around 215. That's to
warm for me. Putting in a 4 row radiator.

Your guage may read differently than mine, but I would (at least
temporarily) install a mechanical guage to check the factory guage with.

-Ted

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Date: Thursday, June 29, 2000 8:53 AM
Subject: [pre61-list] how hot is hot?


>A tech question here: On my trip to Carlisle I was keeping an eye on the
>temp gauge. I have a 239 V-8 with the fan shroud on and all the radiator
>rubbers (except the one that hangs from the hood). The stock gauge was
>consistently on the 3/4 mark (between the halfway mark and the 'H'). Is
>this too hot? or just right? After cruising at turnpike speeds the temp
>went up closer to the 'H' because of the revs the engine was making due
>to the 392 rearend so I slowed it down a bit. My question: is it OK for
>the temp gauge to be at the 3/4 mark consistently?
> Thanks, Abe '54 F-100
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Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 12:22:18 -0400
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Subject: ADMIN: List problems

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