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pre61-list Digest Mon, 13 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 028

In This Issue:
Towing F-1 with 15" wheels
i can't stop (literally)
Re: Subject: bed height
T-bird engine swap
Re: Transmission ID
Bed lower on one side
Towing Rig FS
ADMIN: Web based email is now working
Re: Transmission ID
Re: Transmission ID
Re: bed height

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From: hwillms ca.ibm.com
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 09:02:11 -0600
Subject: Towing F-1 with 15" wheels



15" rims from early 60's ford this will work on F-1.

Henry Willms



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Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 08:29:05 -0800
From: "Hunter L. Wimmer" hlwimmer.com>
Subject: i can't stop (literally)

fte:

i lost my brakes in the city of hills--san francisco.
like a scene from "bullett"...
after i came to a rolling stop against a curb,
i decided i need new brakes.
i know the brake system is fairly simple,
but i'd love to find a mechanic in the city (san fran.)
who can take the job and do it well.
i've a few recommendations from fte-folks on shops "around" s-f
but none actually in the city--
any recommendations/commentary are appreciated.

hunter
53 f100
original brake system--and i plan on keeping it stock...


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From: "Stephen W.Hansen" ndak.net>
Subject: Re: Subject: bed height
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 12:30:58 -0600




(SNIP)Looking from the rear of my 54, the passenger side of the bed is about 3/4 in. lower than the drivers side. I need to raise the bed. But if I just raise the bed it will raise the rear fenders which raises the rear mounts of the running board which will now be at a angle. Do I also need to raise the cab on the passenger side to level everything up? Has anyone had this problem? If so how did you solve it, or how would you solve it?



Is your frame straight? is the bed level to relation to the frame? Chances are your springs are off, and a front spring can effect the rear height too.


The following excerpts are from Dan Wentz's web site at: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.earthlink.net/~dwentz/
Specifically:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.earthlink.net/~dwentz/testing1999.html

Dan has been a very helpful guide and advise giver to me, his site is a definite "must read"

May 30, 1999
I removed the original rear leaf springs and installed new ones. It's very very bouncy now--the old springs were absolutely dead
June 9, 1999
I Also I called Sacramento Vintage about my springs. They couldn't figure out why one side of the truck is higher than the other but they said it's only cosmetic and I could shim the bed on 1 side to even it out or I could remove a leaf from the spring pack on the high side.
June 12, 1999
The new springs in the back feel really nice too--my ride is infinitely better now. Of course you know that in this hobby you don't have a success without another problem popping up and costing you money. At the urging of several FTE members I did some measuring to see why the truck is higher on 1 side. As it happens the front is also high now. It appears that my left front spring has de-arched more than the right--now that there are nice springy springs in the back that problem shows up quite nicely. So my project next week is to install new front springs. That should even things out.

June 19, 1999
New springs in front today. I got stock style reversed eye springs. I opted against the mono leaf ones because of clearance between the engine and axle. The installation was really simple--direct replacement. The ride up front is lots better now. Overall I'd say the truck rides very well--it's not as smooth as my Mustang, but for a 49 year old truck it's fantastic





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Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 13:35:57 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott yahoo.com>
Subject: T-bird engine swap

I was just thinking today that I have never heard of anyone putting a
T-bird engine in their truck. I think that the turbo engines would be
great in a nice old Ford. Has anyone done this or thought about doing
it?
Scott
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From: NACatin aol.com
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 21:40:09 EST
Subject: Re: Transmission ID

Finally got the transmission cleaned and found the ID #'s. How do I identify
these numbers? T98, WG DIV. Thanks.
Nick

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From: "Debi & Rick Maxted" hotmail.com>
Subject: Bed lower on one side
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 20:03:55 PST






Dave

It could be the difference in the arch of your rears springs. That's what I
had. I took them to a spring shop and had them both fixed and re arched.
Problem solved!

Rick



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>
>Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 18:28:46 -0500
>From: David Russow globalbiz.net>
>Subject: bed height
>
>Looking from the rear of my 54, the passenger side of the bed is about
>3/4 in. lower than the drivers side. I need to raise the bed. But if I
>just raise the bed it will raise the rear fenders which raises the rear
>mounts of the running board which will now be at a angle. Do I also
>need to raise the cab on the passenger side to level everything up? Has
>anyone had this problem? If so how did you solve it, or how would you
>solve it?
>
>Thanks
>Dave
>

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From: "Carver" ncwebsurfer.com>
Subject: Towing Rig FS
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 21:22:06 -0800

I know this truck doesn't fit into the right year categories,
but this is the right forum for a Ford truck. Someone please
forward to the new list, thanks.

A while back I reported an '84 CrewCab for sale at a local
used car lot. I ran into the owner recently and got an update.
I didn't sell a the lot, so he' selling it on his own. If you
are interested in a great towing rig read on.

'84 Ford F6000 CrewCab, 74K miles, 3208 Cat 210 HP engine,
5 speed plus 2 speed rear end, AM-FM, CB, vacuum brakes,
custom camper included with stove, micro, shower, holding tank,
20gal propane 4kw Onan generator, new refer, new fantastic
roof air, storage pod, dlx mattress.

All of that from his ad. Here's my take on it, and my
observations and such from talking to him. He's the second
owner, tow's a huge boat with it. He's heading to Alaska
on a boat in April and will be gone until September. It's
always been in a garage or barn except while at the lot.
it's in great shape. Its a serious hauler. It has an
8000 lb hitch. Regular pickup bed, duals.

Custom ordered this way in '84. A replacement for this
at today's prices would set you back over $100K. I took
a couple of pictures of it and the film/CD should be ready
in a couple of days. I'll post when/where they can be found.

I have no interest in this beyond I love crewcabs, and would
like to see this special truck go to someone who appreciates
a fine Ford crewcab.

It's located about 30 miles east of Sacramento, in Auburn.
Call at 530-823-2338. It'll only set you back $32,500 or
give him an offer.

Jeff '64 F100 CrewCab

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Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 02:01:52 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Web based email is now working

I finally worked out the kinks with the free Ford Truck
Enthusiasts web based email. Before I activate any
accounts, I ask that you visit the sign up page at
http://www.ford-trucks.com/nwmail/index.html

You don't need to fill in the form if you've previously
sent me an email requesting an account. If you don't
agree with the terms and conditions there, please let
me know by this weekend. The terms and conditions contain
mumbo-jumbo needed as a CYA for me, especially in this
crazy world. As with most ISP AUPs, its only there for
the occasional bad apple.

If you have not emailed me a request for web based email,
you can use the form to sign up for an account. I have
over 150 (no kidding!) accounts to activate and will
activate 10-20 per day over the next several days. When
your account is activated, you'll receive instructions.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts




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From: "Gary L. Perry" fwi.com>
Subject: Re: Transmission ID
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 03:18:36 -0500

NAC, This is a Warner Gear model T-98 4-spd. Usually used in bigger
trucks, don't know what size or year you had as didn't see original
post.
I have one from a 76 U-haul Ford. Mine has the large input shaft that
won't
fit p/ups. Rest is the same AFAIK. I'ld sell cheap if you need parts,
I'm in
NE Indiana, don't know where you are.
"G"


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From: NACatin aol.com
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 07:15:59 EST
Subject: Re: Transmission ID

Thanks for the reply truck is a 52 F 4 w/ a 58 292. Does the T-98 tranny
normally match up w/ the 292? The original engine was a flathead. I get a
nasty grinding noise when the starter engages. What is causing this? Thanks
for your help.
Nick

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From: "O'Connell, Dennis M" pge.com>
Subject: Re: bed height
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 12:56:43 -0800

Dave,

Is it the bed or is it the cab. It could be that the rubber grommetts on
your cab supports are bad. You need to find a level spot and start taking
measurements. You cant start with fenders because all that sheet metal
could be slightly off. I had to replace my rear cab supports and spacer the
bed slightly to get it aligned.
By the way, SacramentoVintage Ford sells a cab support that is fully
adjustable.

Dennis
55F100

> ----------
>
> Looking from the rear of my 54, the passenger side of the bed is about
> 3/4 in. lower than the drivers side. I need to raise the bed. But if I
> just raise the bed it will raise the rear fenders which raises the rear
> mounts of the running board which will now be at a angle. Do I also
> need to raise the cab on the passenger side to level everything up? Has
> anyone had this problem? If so how did you solve it, or how would you
> solve it?
>
>

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