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pre61-list Digest Mon, 03 Jul 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 117

In This Issue:
got truck painted
Re: 240 0r 300 CID
ADMIN: Web site updates
Re: What Flathead
Grill Color
Re: Starting an engine that has been sitting
Good Price?
Re: bolt holes
flathead swap
55 Truck


Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 22:43:43 EDT
Subject: got truck painted

Hi gang, I hit a major milestone towards the completion of my '52 F-3. Took
some time off work to do the paint job. If you care to take a look, I have a
few new pictures of the painted truck I posted yesterday. Here is the address
to my website. Paul's
1952 Ford Truck Page

52 F-3


From: "Terry">
Subject: Re: 240 0r 300 CID
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 22:25:32 -0500

It is highly unlikely that you have a 240. It was used in the 60's. Look on
the casting # on the block. If it is a "D" or "E" then it will be a 300. Of
course someone could have put a 240 crank in a 300 block..................

I bought an 83 F100 to use the chassis for my 48 cab.
The 83 has a 6 cylinder that I am trying to figure out
if it is a 240 or a 300 CID


Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 23:34:58 -0400
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: ADMIN: Web site updates

The Picture Gallery on the web site has been updated. I tried
to knock out a bunch of pictures and I'm caught up through
May 10th submissions. I still have 50+ pictures to finish
getting caught up.

There's a really nice selection of trucks this time, some
unusual trucks and virtually every truck group is covered!

Trucks added:
1955 F600 Firetruck
1960 F250 Crewcab
1965 Econoline
1965 Firetruck
1969 F250
1974 F250 4x4
1977 Ranchero 500
1978 F150
1982 F250 Custom 4x4
1983 F150 XLS
1985 F150
1990 F150 Lariat
1996 F350
1997 Ranger SuperCab 4x4
1999 F150 XLT 4x4
1999 F150 Extended Cab
2000 F350 SuperDuty 4x4 Crewcab

Links to these can be found on the main page of the

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


From: HDMel95
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 00:20:17 EDT
Subject: Re: What Flathead

In a message dated 7/3/00 7:21:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
listar writes:

<< Subject: WHAT FLATHEAD???
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 10:10:07 EDT

I'm going to start a new project here this winter with a 41 1/2 ton. I'm
going to go flathead and have nothing to work with now so my question is
what year flathead was the best,what numbers would I look for to find this
year and what is the average going price. I'm going to hotrod it up somewhat
if this makes a difference. >>

Answer: It's pretty hard to beat the 1948 59AB Flathead. They look great
with offy's and 3 97's. (of course after we were done getting everything we
could get out of them, we would drop an Olds OHV or Hemi or Chevy small block
in and make it go really fast.)
53 f100
34 5w
34 Roadster
70 El Camino


From: "Kenneth Marty">
Subject: Grill Color
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 01:43:29 -0600

Hello All,
I was considering painting my grill the color of the truck, or
should I leave it the way it is now, which is silver. Any thoughts or
comments would be helpful. Thank you very much. You can se it at my Web

Kenneth 55 F100 Denver CO.


Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2000 09:52:16 -0400
From: The Neighbors>
Subject: Re: Starting an engine that has been sitting

Glenn, pull the plugs and squirt a little oil (some use diesel) on top
of the cylinders, then rotate the engine by hand a few revolutions, if
that's possible. If you can't do it that way, pull the coil wire and
turn it with the starter a few revs. The idea is to gently turn the
engine ovver and get some lubrication on the cylinder walls before
starting it.
Some people will take the distributor out and turn the oil pump with
some sort of adaptor chucked into a drill. I've never done that myself,
but it seems like a good idea. Otherwise, once you're satisfied
everything has been lubricated somewhat, prime the carb, crank it over
and stand back!
Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
innaccesible part of the vehicle."


Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2000 10:16:24 -0400
From: The Neighbors>
Subject: Good Price?

Hey, y'all!

Is $200 a good price for a Dana 60 rear?
Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
innaccesible part of the vehicle."


Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 11:56:50 EDT
Subject: Re: bolt holes

I have 2 questions for you- I am working my running boards now and the holes
that attach them to the supports are supposed to be square but have been
wallowed out over the years- the metal around them is ok so I was wondering
if there is a "trick " way to make a round hole square again?(or is this the
old round hole square peg thing that has plagued mankind for eons?) the other
question is about fender to bed bolts- are these things welded in or should
they just come out- I have beat on mine but they don't budge- before I start
heating I wanted to ask someone that has taken them out- thanks for your


Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 16:10:14 EDT
Subject: flathead swap

The difference between the car and the truck is the water pumps. Get 2 truck
water pumps and your in business.


From: "Kenneth Marty">
Subject: 55 Truck
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 21:19:12 -0600

Hello All,

I just completed the outside of my truck, Now on to the inside. check it


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