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pre61-list Digest Fri, 31 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 042

In This Issue:
Re: Tranny grinding :(
Re: Fuel Pump, 1950 Ford F3
Re: Feul gauge glowing!
ADMIN: CustomAuto
Re: [pre61-list]Feul gauge glowing!
Re: Tranny grinding :(
More cooling questions
Re: Lifetime Tools
Re: Tranny grinding :(
Re: Feul gauge glowing!

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Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 19:05:41 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: Tranny grinding :(

OK, on the same ride that I noticed my Gauge was glowing, my tranny started making this constant loud "crunchy-grindy-scrapie-squealy-klunky-chattery" type of noise. This happens when the truck is rolling at any speed till it stops rolling completely. It does not matter what gear it is in or if the clutch is in or out or if the motor is running or not. Seems to me like maybe some kind of bearing trouble on the output shaft or something connected to it. We are talking a 48 F6 4-speed tranny. Could it be the speedo gear stuff? Does anyone think it's feasable to open the tranny and look for bad bearings and if I found one would I be able to find new bearings? OR should I look for a used decent tranny to slap in there? The oil in the tranny has that "grey paint" look to it like there has been moisture in the oil - probably for many years. This is the old gothic beast shown on FTE site Pics. I have just started to really drive it around and the "Bugs" are showing up in style...

any help or a nice 4 or 5 speed tranny would be appreciated

Ray C


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Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 22:00:58 -0600
From: JeffH icon-stl.net>
Subject: Re: Fuel Pump, 1950 Ford F3

Thanks to everyone who responded to this. I decided to go
the cheaper route and buy a fuel pump rebuild kit for the
original pump. This should be enough to get the pump
to stop leaking gas.

Back around 15+ years ago, when I was driving "BigTank"
on a regular basis, the fuel pump never gave me any
problems. Hopefully, that will still hold... :)

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Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 20:34:44 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Feul gauge glowing!

Ray,
I'll try to explain.
A Ford Fuel gauge works by the current through a
resistance wire heating a thermocouple which drives
the needle in the gauge. This way the fuel level is
averaged and the gauge doesn't go up and down when the
fuel sloshes in the tank. A variable resistor
attatched to the float in the tank controls the amount
of current that flows. The wire will stay hot for a
while after power is removed. I am not sure it should
be 'red hot', but if your gauge is operating correctly
it is probably OK. I think most current flows when the
tank is full, so if you had a full tank, the wire was
as hot as it will get.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V

>Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 18:52:23 -0800
>From: "Ray Cardogno"
>angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: [pre61-list]Feul gauge glowing!

>My feul gauge seems to have a resistance wire heater
>in it that glows red hot in the dark. This glows even
>when the ignition switch is off. Probably explains
why >I had to put a kill switch on. Is this glow
normal? >It's on my 48 and I just noticed it for the
1st time >tonight after going for an eventful night
ride. It's a >little
>un-nerving to see red hot glow through the slot on
the >gauge but somehow I am thinking this is part of
the >normal operation of the feul gauge. Can somebody
put >me at ease on this?

>Ray C



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Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 04:33:39 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: CustomAuto

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Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 07:36:49 -0500
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira" world.std.com>
Subject: Re: [pre61-list]Feul gauge glowing!

At 06:52 PM 03/31/2000 -0800, Ray Cardogno wrote:
>My feul gauge seems to have a resistance wire heater in it that glows red
>hot in the dark. This glows even when the ignition switch is off. Probably
>explains why I had to put a kill switch on.
>
>Is this glow normal? It's on my 48 and I just noticed it for the 1st time
>tonight after going for an eventful night ride. It's a little un-nerving to
>see red hot glow through the slot on the gauge but somehow I am thinking
>this is part of the normal operation of the feul gauge. Can somebody put me
>at ease on this?
>
>Ray C

The gauges should get power only when the ignition is ON. Do you have a
stock wiring harness? Did you convert to 12V? You need something else to
drop the voltage to around 6V if you've converted to 12V and have the stock
gauge and sending unit. Look at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/6to12to6/
for instructions on building a voltage regulator which will be more
efficient than a resistor for powering your gauges.

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: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 07:43:00 -0500
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira" world.std.com>
Subject: Re: Tranny grinding :(

At 07:05 PM 03/31/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>Seems to me like
>maybe some kind of bearing trouble on the output shaft or something
>connected to it. We are talking a 48 F6 4-speed tranny. Could it be the
>speedo gear stuff? Does anyone think it's feasable to open the tranny and
>look for bad bearings and if I found one would I be able to find new
>bearings? OR should I look for a used decent tranny to slap in there? The
>oil in the tranny has that "grey paint" look to it like there has been
>moisture in the oil - probably for many years.

I don't have any catalogs that cover 1948 trucks (or any of the big trucks,
for that matter), but I would think you could get replacement bearings. You
might have to get them matched by measuring the old ones.

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: FiftySevenF100aol.com
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 10:22:27 EST
Subject: More cooling questions

<< From: "Keith Kubiak" <55fordf100home.com>
Subject: Re: Radiator/fan position
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 15:54:01 -0800

The fan sounds like it is too close. I had the same problem with a 61 (292
engine) and fired it up anyways. As soon as I gave it some RPM's the fan
flexed towards the radiator and put a nice circle in it, ruining the
radiator. Have you tried a shorter fan spacer? I like the electric fans
for 2 reason 1. Cools better at idle and slow speeds and 2. save some HP. I
solved the problem with my 61 by going to a shorter fan spacer.
>>

FTEers,

I have just read an article in the latest Classic Trucks magazine that used
the electric fan in "another leading brand" of truck. How many on the list
use this type of fan? I read an article in the past from Jack Chisenhall
(Vintage Air) that stated you should use you engine driven fan with the room
provided in a truck (he hasn't seen my setup!). Is the puller style (inside
the engine compartment) better than a pusher (in front of the radiator).
After pulling my original radiator out of my "junk" pile, I won't use it.

Also, how close to engine pulleys would anyone suggest to have the radiator
hose rest? What are ways of getting around this? Are the stainless braided
lines the best way (and how much should I expect to pay)?

Glenn in TN

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Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 08:44:02 -0800
From: Marv Miller lafn.org>
Subject: Re: Lifetime Tools

Ed Ellston yahoo.com> wrote, in part:
> Subject: Re: Lifetime oil/tires

> Blaspheming, blaspheming!!! I've used both cheap
> tools and good tools and I screw it up either way.

Yea, but when I'm putting a lot of torque on a hand-held wrench of some sort,
I want a top-quality tool. I've busted up too many knuckles in my life to
cheapen-out when it comes to hand tools. Indian Vanadium just isn't the same,
though I'm beginning to believe that the Chinese stuff may be better. I've got
some Chinese knock-offs of the SnapOn needle-nose pliers that have done very
well in the longer-run.

YMMV

-Marv-

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From: "Gary L. Perry" fwi.com>
Subject: Re: Tranny grinding :(
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 20:16:12 -0500

I have what I believe is a T-98 4-spd out of a 76 F-600 'cept it has a large
pilot bearing diameter. Not sure if bolt pattern is same for older trucks, but
was same as 56 COE 2-ton I have. It has the park-brake assembly on it,
and speedo-cable. I'm in NE Indiana if interested, I understand front shaft
can be changed to smaller size for p/up use or ? The clutch hub splines
are the same size as small shaft. $50.oo if you pick-up, I won't send it.
"G"


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Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 21:02:22 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: Feul gauge glowing!

This makes a lot of sense. The feul gage has been reading full for a few days and I was expecting it to go down a bit sooner as I have been using gas. Perhaps my sender is shorted out, providing NO resistance and thereby really glowing that sucker. It is just like a toaster element.

Thanks for the lead. I'll try disconnecting the sender first ...

Ray
--

On Fri, 31 Mar 2000 20:34:44 Dan Lee wrote:
>Ray,
>I'll try to explain.
>A Ford Fuel gauge works by the current through a
>resistance wire heating a thermocouple which drives
>the needle in the gauge. This way the fuel level is
>averaged and the gauge doesn't go up and down when the
>fuel sloshes in the tank. A variable resistor
>attatched to the float in the tank controls the amount
>of current that flows. The wire will stay hot for a
>while after power is removed. I am not sure it should
>be 'red hot', but if your gauge is operating correctly
>it is probably OK. I think most current flows when the
>tank is full, so if you had a full tank, the wire was
>as hot as it will get.
>
>Dan Lee
>'53 F100
>400C-4V



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