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pre61-list Digest Fri, 24 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 036

In This Issue:
Hard to start - won't stay running........
Re: Hard to start - won't stay running........
1948 f5
Re: Hard to start - won't stay running........
Re: Hard to start - won't stay running........
Fuel Pump
Re: Vacuum Operated Fuel Pump
Steeing box removal
Re: Fuel Pump
Re: Steeing box removal
'57 Springs, etc.
Re: Fuel Pump, 1950 Ford F3
Re: 1948 f5

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From: "Photo Bug" netnitco.net>
Subject: Hard to start - won't stay running........
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 20:17:42 -0000


I have my Grandfathers '50 F-3. I've rebuilt the flathead V-8 with the help of a friend who used to tweak and race them when he was in high school. We've driven several 100 miles...now it doesn't want to start and when it does, it runs for about 1 mile or less then dies. The coil is very hot...should it be? What could be the problem? Thanks for your help.
Tom
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From: Fordf3 aol.com
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 21:29:16 EST
Subject: Re: Hard to start - won't stay running........

I have a 48 f-3 and I had a problem with sludge and rust in fuel tank.The
fuel comes directly off the bottom of the tank.i took out the tank fitting
and put a 1"piece of copper in it to raise it off the bottom.I also use a
fuel filter i cut into the fuel line ahead of the fuel pump.i have to change
the filter often but it runs well
Ed

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 21:38:46 -0500
From: WIlliam Hendrickson bellatlantic.net>
Subject: 1948 f5

Hello All,
Could someone tell me what exactly an F5 is???
Is it the 1.5 ton??
Thanks
Bill


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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 22:29:28 -0500
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira" world.std.com>
Subject: Re: Hard to start - won't stay running........

At 08:17 PM 03/24/2000 +0000, Photo Bug wrote:
>
>I have my Grandfathers '50 F-3. I've rebuilt the flathead V-8 with the help
>of a friend who used to tweak and race them when he was in high school.
>We've driven several 100 miles...now it doesn't want to start and when it
>does, it runs for about 1 mile or less then dies. The coil is very
>hot...should it be? What could be the problem? Thanks for your help.

I don't think the coil should get very hot. Are you still running on 6V or
did you convert to 12V? If you converted to 12V, did you change the ballast
resistor and/or the coil to match? Is the condensor in the distributor
good? Can you get a good spark if you disconnect a spark plug wire and hold
it near the engine (use something to insulate your hand if you do this)?

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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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 19:44:49 -0800 (PST)
From: Ed Ellston yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Hard to start - won't stay running........

I have a similar problem with hard starting with my 49
F-1. I think it may be electrical because I have no
spark at the plugs. I intend to replace the coil and
the coil wire to see if that helps.

Even when it does run I have to baby the heck out of
it to go more than 2 miles at a time. When it stops I
have to let it sit for awhile before I try to start it
again.

The truck could use rewiring but I don't think this is
the cause of the problem.

I just might have some rust in the fuel tank because
there is a leak in the back window that drips right
down to the tank.

Anyone else have some ideas. Spring is here and I
would like the old truck to start running and for me
to have some degree of trust in going more than one
mile at a time.

Ed and the effie

--- Fordf3 aol.com wrote:
> I have a 48 f-3 and I had a problem with sludge and
> rust in fuel tank.The
> fuel comes directly off the bottom of the tank.i
> took out the tank fitting
> and put a 1"piece of copper in it to raise it off
> the bottom.I also use a
> fuel filter i cut into the fuel line ahead of the
> fuel pump.i have to change
> the filter often but it runs well
> Ed
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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 23:18:29 -0500
From: The Neighbors ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Fuel Pump

JeffH said: "I'm concerned more with reliability than
originality, but am not sure what benefits an electric pump
would offer. Any comments?"

I assume by "vacuum pump" you mean the good ol' fashioned mechanical
pump mounted on the engine. My experience with aftermarket electric
pumps has been decent. I confess I prefer a mechanicl pump, though.
--
Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover
AFTE Grand Poobah

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innaccesible part of the vehicle."

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 20:34:56 -0800
From: Marv Miller lafn.org>
Subject: Re: Vacuum Operated Fuel Pump

JeffH icon-stl.net> wrote:
> Subject: Fuel Pump, 1950 Ford F3

> Of course, it is a vacuum operated pump.

What is this? Are you sure that it isn't operated by an arm riding on the camshaft?
Pumps of this vintage often had, in addition, a vacuum pump enclosed in the same
housing as the fuel pump to aid in windshield wiper operation during periods of low
manifold vacuum, such as during hard acceleration. That does not mean that the fuel
was pumped by a vacuum. What you've described is somethiong completely new to me.

-Marv-

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 20:43:38 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott yahoo.com>
Subject: Steeing box removal

Forwarded for a friend:
"I am putting power steering in me '51 F1. Using toyota 4x4
conversion...hear it works well...anyway, am looking for procedure
in removing old steering box from the old steering column...is the
column tied in inside the steering box with snap clip or something
similar?...need them apart just to remove from the truck..."
I think that some of you have done this. Any help would be great.
Scott
52 F1

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Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 23:14:32 -0600
From: JeffH icon-stl.net>
Subject: Re: Fuel Pump

At 11:18 PM 3/24/2000 -0500, Don wrote:
>JeffH said: "I'm concerned more with reliability than
>originality, but am not sure what benefits an electric pump
>would offer. Any comments?"
>
> I assume by "vacuum pump" you mean the good ol' fashioned mechanical
>pump mounted on the engine. My experience with aftermarket electric
>pumps has been decent. I confess I prefer a mechanicl pump, though.


Er, oops, heh heh. Well, I'm talking about the original fuel
pump, which I guess is mechanical then. Anyway, what are the
differences between mechanical and electrical? Does the mechanical
have a filter? From what little I know, it would not be too hard
to install the electrical...

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From: "Gary L. Perry" fwi.com>
Subject: Re: Steeing box removal
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 04:50:27 -0500

You need to remove the box, column as one piece. This requires removing
the steering wheel, wire connections, Pitman arm and floor plates and seals,
THEN the box mount bolts and the mast mount from the dash. It's dropped-
out of truck down and under frame. You will need a later model column to use
the Toyota box. Don't know if Toy stuff will fit or if you should just use a GM
column for ease of assembly. "G"


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Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 08:40:05 -0800
From: Ken Toop fnord.nwinfo.net>
Subject: '57 Springs, etc.

This year's phase of the '57 F-100 project is to be steering and front
suspension (well, probably just suspension--but it's ok to dream.) The
ride and steering are getting really nasty, or, at 51, my shoulder joints
and tail bone are getting softer. I have been considering a number of
options. Among them are rebuilding the existing front springs, using the
poly slider-type material between the leaves, or going to the monoleaf
spring, along with new hangers, bushings, etc. Any advice or opinion
concerning either route? I have a 6-leaf front spring. Sometimes I see
project trucks in the magazines that seem to have more leaves in their
front springs. How many should there be? Also, what have others done to
improve steering? I am looking at the ram assist currently. It looks like
the simplest to do as a backyard project, in spite of the $650 cost. My
kingpins and tie rods are new, although there is a little play in the drag
link. I don't see drag links offered in the catalogs. What does one do,
rebuild them? Thanks, everyone!



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Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 08:55:22 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Fuel Pump, 1950 Ford F3

Jeff,

I use a Carter Electric pump on my '53. However I have
a 12V system. Electric pumps offer a couple of
advantages over mechanical pumps. The first is
reliability. The next is constant regulated (5PSI)
pressure. A couple of things that you will need if you
decide to install an electric pump are:

Install an in line fuel filter on the inlet side of
the pump. Electric pumps don't like dirty fuel.

Install an oil pressure cutoff switch, that switches
off the pump when oil pressure drops to zero. This is
a safety precaution. If you were in an accident and
you fuel line were cut, the electric pump would
continue to pump fuel onto the ground. However without
fuel the engine would stop and oil pressure would
drop, shutting off the pump. This assumes that you
have decent oil pressure when the engine is running(>
a few pounds).

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V

> Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 19:41:43 -0600
> From: JeffH icon-stl.net>
> Subject:
>
> Well, it appears that my fuel pump is leaking a bit
> and in
> need of replacement. Of course, it is a vacuum
> operated pump.
> I noticed that there are several places that sell 6V
> electric
> pumps for my engine, which I guess are "better" than
> the
> vacuum pumps. I'm concerned more with reliability
> than
> originality, but am not sure what benefits an
> electric pump
> would offer. Any comments?


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Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 21:31:52 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: 1948 f5

yup
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On Fri, 24 Mar 2000 21:38:46 WIlliam Hendrickson wrote:
>Hello All,
>Could someone tell me what exactly an F5 is???
>Is it the 1.5 ton??
>Thanks
>Bill
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