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From: NACatin aol.com
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 23:17:44 EST
Subject: Re: Rewiring Help
Need help from the pros. Recently bought a 52 F4 w/ a '58 292 converted to
12V. Welder used it on an oil field and worked her nearly to death. Did some
serious cleaning up, new gaskets, etc. Just finished numbering all the wires
on a new harness to replace the cloth wrapped. Of course the gauges are 6V
and I suppose so are the ignition and light switch. Both work. I read here
about the displeasure w/ JC Whitney voltage reducers and such. The 52 used a
pair of circuit breakers tied to the gauges, 6V of course.
I hear NAPA carries 12V breakers.
From: NACatin aol.com
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 23:18:44 EST
Subject: Re: Flywheel Cover
Part Two to my now 52 F4 w/ a 58 292.
Just finished taking 48 years of grease and grime off of the tranny and find
that I'm missing the bottom portion of the fly wheel cover. It seems to be a
separate piece under the bell housing and covers the lower half of the
flywheel. Stupid ??? but I suppose this is essential (brand new this). If
so anyone out there know where to find one. The tranny is a 4 spd. T-98 WG
DIV. SB1, that I ASSUME is the orig. tranny that came w/the flathead. Any
ideas are greatly received and appreciated.
From: "Gary L. Perry" fwi.com>
Subject: Re: Flywheel Cover
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 04:28:22 -0500
I'm doubting you have the same B-housing as the flathead. Tranny could be
same, but B-house wouldn't fit your newer engine. Shouldn't be hard to find
one in boneyard. I believe up to 64 in p/up and way into 70's on F-500 or 600's
are the same, as long as they have the two mounts on sides of B-house that
go to frame cross-over. "G"
I spent most of the day yesterday trying to get my project truck ('49 F-4)
titled in my name. Normally an easy task, but it's had an open title since
1986 - signed and notarized but never re-titled. They did not like that.
In the process I needed to get a tracing of the VIN and the GVW of the truck
(just took the glove box door to the title office - they wanted an
inspection mechanic to do the tracing, but I explained to them that half of
the truck was in a cardboard box, some people just don't understand these
things.) So.... after slowly rubbing two coats of paint off the data plate
with carburetor cleaner and a rag, I was able to read the GVW - 10,000 lbs.
Huh? That doesn't match up with the listing in the 'Ford Pickup Red Book'
which says the weight should be 7,500 lbs. The model is a 9HTL so I'm sure
it is an F-4. Also, the model IS a 9HTL, no -80 or anything to identify
body type. What body type was it?
Can anyone shed some light on these mysteries, or is it not much of a
Also, is there any good way the remove the rest of the paint from the data
plate without removing the printing of the data plate?
Order the cowl vent rubber and then it will be obvious. I did mine many
years ago but don't remember how, but if I could do it, it was not that
difficult . There is lots of room under the dash if you need to get in
there. Even with the new rubber mine still leaks cold air in and it is
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M" pge.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 06:54:10 -0800
Need your help here. Every once in a while I get what I can only describe
is a hard brake pedal. When this happens the truck just doesn't want to
stop. I have a power setup with Ford disc front and drum back. If I have
time to pump the brake once the hard felling disappears and the brakes go
back to normal.
Could it be a lack of pressure in the power boost? The truck has a bit of a
cam and runs at real low rpm around town.
Thanks for your advice in advance.
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 20:56:13 -0800 (PST)
From: Ed Ellston yahoo.com>
Subject: Preview Webpage with picture of my truck
Just thought you would like to preview a preview of
the website that I will eventually publish on
geocities.com. Please take a look and offer any
suggestions or comments.
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