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pre61-list Digest Mon, 28 Feb 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 017

In This Issue:
Wiring
49 title help
Re: 49 title help
Re: Wiring
nice new catalog
which gas tank???!!!!!!
hotrod
Re: hotrod
Re: hotrod
Re: hotrod
Re: hotrod
Re: hotrod
Manifold and Carb 292
Re: 292 Points Gap
Flathead to 5 speed conversion
wiring
Re: hotrod

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Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 12:37:18 -0500
From: Paul cfw.com>
Subject: Wiring

The best price to kit ratio I have found is the EZ wire kit. Costs
about 199; I've installed 2 of them last year with good results.

I know the Painless is a lot more (not so painless, eh?) and Ron Francis
has a real nice super everything kit for about double the EZ price also.

Paul Gayda

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From: Rwilson50 aol.com
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 12:52:50 EST
Subject: 49 title help

hi folks, maybe you can help me. A friend has just gotten his 49 back after
a number of years. it now has a caddy powerplant and is tubbed with coilovers
etc. the last car he owned was a roadrunner that took quite a few trophies
and was sold to get this truck back. his problem is with a title (there
isn't one) the rules for a builders title are so strict that I thought a
spare from the group may be available for a price. He also needs hood springs
and a tailgate if anyone has any extras. This truck is going to be built by
a high school class in time for our Woodward Dream Cruise in Aug. Any
help would be appreciated.

Russ Wilson
49 F-1
Rwilson50 aol

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From: "Howard H. Tarnoff" qnci.net>
Subject: Re: 49 title help
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 13:07:12 -0500

Russ,

There a many title options available. Check in Hemmings under services. It
is quick, cheap, and most important it is legal.

Howard
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> hi folks, maybe you can help me. A friend has just gotten his 49 back
after
> a number of years. it now has a caddy powerplant and is tubbed with
coilovers
> etc. the last car he owned was a roadrunner that took quite a few
trophies
> and was sold to get this truck back. his problem is with a title (there
> isn't one) the rules for a builders title are so strict that I thought a
> spare from the group may be available for a price. He also needs hood
springs
> and a tailgate if anyone has any extras. This truck is going to be built
by
> a high school class in time for our Woodward Dream Cruise in Aug. Any
> help would be appreciated.
>
> Russ Wilson
> 49 F-1
> Rwilson50 aol
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From: "Steve Schnitz" ldr.coolsky.com>
Subject: Re: Wiring
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 13:22:46 -0500

Do you have their phone number? Thanks Steve
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Date: Monday, February 28, 2000 12:44 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] Wiring


>The best price to kit ratio I have found is the EZ wire kit. Costs
>about 199; I've installed 2 of them last year with good results.
>
>I know the Painless is a lot more (not so painless, eh?) and Ron Francis
>has a real nice super everything kit for about double the EZ price also.
>
>Paul Gayda
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From: jniolon uss.com
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 12:37:03 -0600
Subject: nice new catalog



just got a new catalog some might be interested in...
it's from Northern Tool & Equipment (formerly northern hydraylic)

but it's a Automotive Equipment and Supply catalog... got some interesting
stuff in it from diagnostic equipment for Ford, and others, to specialized
tools
to nice kennedy toolboxes, to 27,000 lb 4 post lifts... nice wish book and
worth a call to ask for one
1-800-468-8298

john



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From: A61fordtruck aol.com
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 15:46:52 EST
Subject: which gas tank???!!!!!!

I am looking for that special Izuzu trooper gas tank that is supposed to
perfectly fit in my framerails. I found one in a "85, but it is too wide.
(35 inches, my frame is only 29"). so, if any of you guys have done this
successfully, please Re to let me know which one i am to use.

thanks,

Greg Schnakenberg
'61 stepside




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From: DEADOAK aol.com
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 17:36:46 EST
Subject: hotrod

Hi group, I've just bought my 14 yr old son a 51 F1. I promised to hotrod it
and now he wants to put a 350 engine and an auto transmission. I've already
threatened to speak to his mother since I now have doubts about him. I've
only restored trucks back to original condition with original parts and have
no idea what all is involved in customizing to a hotrod. If you could tell
me where to start or who to contact I'd would appreciate it.

thanks
Charles Williams

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From: "Tim Mortimore" evergo.net>
Subject: Re: hotrod
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 14:46:38 -0000

please make it stop before it starts!!!!!!!!!

Charles, this list has a thing about putting chevy engines into fords. talk
your son into putting a ford engine in it and you can get a plethora of
information out of the mighty brain trust available on this list.

a hot 302 would be a great choice.

tim in seattle
58 panel with a 390...
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> Hi group, I've just bought my 14 yr old son a 51 F1. I promised to hotrod
it
> and now he wants to put a 350 engine and an auto transmission. I've
already
> threatened to speak to his mother since I now have doubts about him. I've
> only restored trucks back to original condition with original parts and
have
> no idea what all is involved in customizing to a hotrod. If you could
tell
> me where to start or who to contact I'd would appreciate it.
>
> thanks
> Charles Williams
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From: LSTYR88 aol.com
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 17:55:52 EST
Subject: Re: hotrod

Tim and Charles,

I totally agree, my 55 F-100 has a 73 Mustang 302 (beefed up, of course) in
it. I thought about replacing it with a 350, but I like the torque of the
5.0 that's in it. I wouldn't change it for anything, not even a 351. Just
my opinion.

Jason Maples
Alabama
55 F-100

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Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 16:32:04 -0700
From: "Kitchen, Ken" lmco.com>
Subject: Re: hotrod

If you are interested in Hot Rodding this truck I suggest that you start
looking at some of the magazines that are available. They provide some
excellent sources of information. They all have good articles and ideas as
well as vendor ads.

Also many of the suppliers of stock parts carry an extensive supply of parts
for the hot rodder as well.

And I also agree with the other comments on the list about the engine. Keep
it Ford. I'm in the process of putting a fuel injected 351 into mine. It
should be done in only 3 or 4 more years finances willing.

Good luck,

Ken Kitchen

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From: DEADOAK aol.com [SMTP:DEADOAK aol.com]
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2000 3:37 PM
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [pre61-list] hotrod

Hi group, I've just bought my 14 yr old son a 51 F1. I promised to
hotrod it
and now he wants to put a 350 engine and an auto transmission. I've
already
threatened to speak to his mother since I now have doubts about him.
I've
only restored trucks back to original condition with original parts
and have
no idea what all is involved in customizing to a hotrod. If you
could tell
me where to start or who to contact I'd would appreciate it.

thanks
Charles Williams
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Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 21:08:45 -0500
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira" world.std.com>
Subject: Re: hotrod

Why not put a built flathead in it? Yes, it will cost more than a Chevy or
even a Ford 302 or 351. But building it like a 50's style hot rod might be
more compatible with your interests and experience.


Tom Teixeira '35 pickup http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://world.std.com/~tjt/35Pickup.html


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From: DEADOAK aol.com
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 22:22:28 EST
Subject: Re: hotrod

Tom,

I would much prefer an original flathead but my youngest has been reading
those hotrod magazines and he thinks he knows what he wants and I'm just
going along since it will be his truck. In fact the flathead V8 in the truck
now runs like a top. I guess I should have ask if there is one source for
hotrod info that's better than the rest?

thanks
Charles Williams

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Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 20:57:15 -0800
From: Mike Pacheco uswest.net>
Subject: Manifold and Carb 292

Will the manifold and carb from a 56- 292 with the t-bird option (4
barrel) fit a 55 Ford 272?
I purchase it for $80.00, Is this a good price ? It looks like the carb
needs rebuilding, and the last question is, How tough is this carb to
rebuild? Its a Holley.

Mike in Burien


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From: NACatin aol.com
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 00:06:18 EST
Subject: Re: 292 Points Gap

I'm new this and I'm sure this is a dumb question for you all, but what is
the gap for the points, on the 292 2 barrel? Thanks.

Nick

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From: "Ron byron" prodigy.net>
Subject: Flathead to 5 speed conversion
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 06:19:36 -0500


Sounds like Terry found a good treasure $5 for a radio.

Question about converting flathead to GM 5 speed. I know, I hated putting a GM alternator on it too.
But It does give me an good excuse if I have any trouble.

The adapter is about a 1" plate that bolts to the bell housing.
My question is how will the input shaft of the trans reach the pilot bushing?
Is the 1" spacer necessary? I may have to re drill the bell housing , for the adapter is somewhat hard to locate now.
Do you use the original pilot bushing? Which clutch disk will match up to the stock pressure plate?
My truck is a 50 F-1 with the original 239ci engine.


Thanks in advance
Ron




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Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 08:25:17 -0500 (EST)
From: Winford Rister usa.com>
Subject: wiring

I bought the GV-21 kit from Centech wiring at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.centechwire.com/.

I am well pleased with the product. Although it is GM oriented, all the
wires are labeled - not numbered - the whole length of the wire, and the
fuse panel is well constructed and labeled.

Not for original replacement, but it worked well in my custom application.

-
Winford Rister
McKinney Texas
54F100(in progress)
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From: "O'Connell, Dennis M" pge.com>
Subject: Re: hotrod
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 07:20:25 -0800

Charles,

There are several magazines out there that may help. Custom and Classic
Trucks, Classic Trucks, Hot Rod, and even Trucking magazine will have a good
article every now and then. When I started on my 55 I pulled ideas from all
of these magazines. As to what's involved, it depends on how hot rod your
son wants to make it. With a, excuse the expression 350, your talking
tranny and rearend change out. Then do you want a dropped axel front end or
go with IFS. The dollar cost just keeps building from here. Have your son
take a look on the internet at some of the trucks that have been built and
maybe you'll get an idea of whether you need to mortgage the house or not.

Either way it sounds like a great project for a father and son.

Good Luck
Dennis
55F100

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> Reply To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
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> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [pre61-list] Re: hotrod
>
> Tom,
>
> I would much prefer an original flathead but my youngest has been reading
> those hotrod magazines and he thinks he knows what he wants and I'm just
> going along since it will be his truck. In fact the flathead V8 in the
> truck
> now runs like a top. I guess I should have ask if there is one source for
>
> hotrod info that's better than the rest?
>
> thanks
> Charles Williams
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