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pre61-list Digest Tue, 14 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 029

In This Issue:
Towing "hitch"
49 F1 Cowl Vent
springs and shocks
Re: springs and shocks
Re: Eng. Trans compatible
Radiator Mounting bolts
Re: Radiator Mounting bolts

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Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 16:59:13 -0600
From: Ken Mumm genie.esu10.k12.ne.us>
Subject: Towing "hitch"

I am redoing the bed and had "cleaned up" the rear bumper and was planning
on reinstalling it. Problem??: towing a trailer. Have any of you welded
on one of those under the chassis hitch packages(where you can slide out
the ball assembly) I want to keep the same clean lines, but really need to
tow a trailer so I don't mess up MY NEW BED. Thanks Ken



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From: "Debi & Rick Maxted" hotmail.com>
Subject: 49 F1 Cowl Vent
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 20:07:00 PST

Hello,

I have a 49 F1 and I want to replace the rubber around the cowl vent. Anyone
know the easy way to do this? Does everything have to come out?
If so, how? Appreciate your help.

Rick


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Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 23:28:28 -0500
From: "Abram H. Stauffer" oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
Subject: springs and shocks

FTE'ers:
I have been reading the thread about the uneven bed. I have the same
problem. I presume my springs are bad as they have not been touched in
the last 21 years (and probably not before that). How do I know if they
need re-arched .... or replaced? I assume my shocks are bad. What will
new shocks do to the truck height? to the ride? in conjunction with new
springs????
I am still enjoying the great ride I now have with my new radials. I
can't believe how much better the ride would be with new shocks and
springs. My next project is to fix the seat snubbers below the driver's
seat to take the shock out of the bad bumps!!!!
Thanks, Abe '54 F-100

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From: "Gary L. Perry" fwi.com>
Subject: Re: springs and shocks
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 02:39:59 -0500

Shocks do nothing for ride height. They only "dampen" the up and down
move-
ment so you dont bounce forever. The springs and related hardware do
all the
support of the vehicle and it's ride. Don't forget to get grease into
all the pins
in shacles and front pivots and the leaves need to "slide" against
each other.
Many old springs don't slide and are broken or "froze" thusly sagging
or not
moving over bumps. "G"


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From: "Gary L. Perry" fwi.com>
Subject: Re: Eng. Trans compatible
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 12:52:30 -0500

NAC, It's the bellhousing and flywheel/clutch that determine what
trans
will fit. Assuming you have the frame mount bellhousing for a 292
(hard to find),
any manual should bolt up. Those old "long-nose" starters had several
different
drives for different flywheels and applications. The number of teeth
of each has
to be matched. That may be grinding problem. Repair Manuals tell what
ones
are needed to match-up, but you have different mix years so have to
explore
on that one. I would think 55 up man. would be best to look at for
Y-block stuff.
54 is odd one of bunch even tho it's a Y-block. Count the teeth on
flywheel and
starter drive and call Sacremento Ford in CA for help on match.
"G"


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From: rturner SPP.ORG
Subject: Radiator Mounting bolts
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 14:09:24 -0600

Gang,

I am having trouble locating the stove bolts that mount the radiator to
the frame of a 1950 F1 Ford Truck. I have been to Sac Vintage, Dennis
Carpenter and others, I can only find the pad. Has anyone solved this
mystery?

Randy Turner
50 F1 239

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From: sainey impop.bellatlantic.net
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 20:58:18 -0800
Subject: Re: Radiator Mounting bolts


Check MAC'S Antique Auto parts. I just ordered a kit for my 39 from them.
I don't have the catalog for the 50, but I'd bet they have it.

Steve

39 1/2 Ton Flathead

rturner SPP.ORG wrote:

> Gang,
>
> I am having trouble locating the stove bolts that mount the radiator to
> the frame of a 1950 F1 Ford Truck. I have been to Sac Vintage, Dennis
> Carpenter and others, I can only find the pad. Has anyone solved this
> mystery?
>
> Randy Turner
> 50 F1 239
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