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pre61-list Digest Tue, 11 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 051

In This Issue:
Re: Replacement radiator question
Re: Replacement radiator question
'50 F-1s for sale
Re: 51 grille
SV: '50 F-1s for sale
Oil leak around the filter...
Radiator
Replacement radiator question
??? oil filter bushing reducer ???
Re: Converting to an electronic distributor
49 Tranny Mount
Re: ??? oil filter bushing reducer ???
Wells???
F1 ID
Trim Strip
Re: F1 ID
spare tire fender and "This Old Truck"
Re: Gas Tank Info

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Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 08:39:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Replacement radiator question

Ken,
The cooling system is the most important part of the
motor next to oil in the crankcase. Evidently you are
already spending a lot of money, don't try to save on
the radiator. I used a 4 row F100 radiator from
Mid-fifties (800-252-1956). It was less than $500.00.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V

>
> From: ken.kitchen lmco.com
> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 07:52:33 -0600
> Subject: Replacement radiator question
>
> I'm putting a 90 5.8L (351W) with a C6 in my 55
> F100. Does anyone have a
> suggestion of a radiator that I can use? I'd prefer
> to save a few bucks and
> not have to spend 500 on a new one.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ken Kitchen
> 55 F100
>
>


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From: ken.kitchen lmco.com
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 09:43:40 -0600
Subject: Re: Replacement radiator question

Dan,

Thanks, That's about what I had decided to do anyway. I figured from the
lack of response that I had gotten that either their wasn't a good choice
available or everyone had gone the new route. And I agree with you It's
probably the best way.

Ken Kitchen
55 F100

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Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 9:39 AM
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [pre61-list] Re: Replacement radiator question

Ken,
The cooling system is the most important part of the
motor next to oil in the crankcase. Evidently you are
already spending a lot of money, don't try to save on
the radiator. I used a 4 row F100 radiator from
Mid-fifties (800-252-1956). It was less than $500.00.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
400C-4V

>
> From: ken.kitchen lmco.com
> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 07:52:33 -0600
> Subject: Replacement radiator question
>
> I'm putting a 90 5.8L (351W) with a C6 in my 55
> F100. Does anyone have a
> suggestion of a radiator that I can use? I'd prefer
> to save a few bucks and
> not have to spend 500 on a new one.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ken Kitchen
> 55 F100
>
>


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From: "Mike Bishop" volcano.net>
Subject: '50 F-1s for sale
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 09:18:06 -0700

Where are the trucks located?

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> From: "Thomas & Carina" swipnet.se>
> Subject: Two 50 F-1's for sale
> Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 16:18:59 +0200
>
> Hello again,
>
> I got a letter from a guy who visited my homepage. He asked me for a good
website to sell two 50 F-1's. I have looked at som of the photos and they
are rough but for someone living close to them it might be valuable.
> Here's a quote from the letter:
>
> ""Thanks for the quick response. By all means please forward my web
address to
> anyone you might think is interested.
I really have no
> idea how much to ask for any of these parts, they belong to the pastor of
our
> church and he asked me to see what I could do; so far, not much. Thanks
for
> your quick response.
>
> Ray""
>



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From: Jpm9241 aol.com
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 13:36:07 EDT
Subject: Re: 51 grille

I have some grille parts for the 51 F1. I'm in Billerica ,so your in luck.
EMAIL me at JPM9241 A0L.COM. or call 1-978-667-7108 and ask for Joe. After
5pm.

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From: "Thomas & Carina" swipnet.se>
Subject: SV: '50 F-1s for sale
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 20:56:06 +0200

located in Lawton, Oklahoma (home of the rust-free trucks) :)


-as said by the owner

Tom the Terrible


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> Where are the trucks located?
>
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> Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 7:15 AM
> Subject: pre61-list Digest V2000 #50
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>
> > From: "Thomas & Carina" swipnet.se>
> > Subject: Two 50 F-1's for sale
> > Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 16:18:59 +0200
> >
> > Hello again,
> >
> > I got a letter from a guy who visited my homepage. He asked me for a good
> website to sell two 50 F-1's. I have looked at som of the photos and they
> are rough but for someone living close to them it might be valuable.
> > Here's a quote from the letter:
> >
> > ""Thanks for the quick response. By all means please forward my web
> address to
> > anyone you might think is interested.
> I really have no
> > idea how much to ask for any of these parts, they belong to the pastor of
> our
> > church and he asked me to see what I could do; so far, not much. Thanks
> for
> > your quick response.
> >
> > Ray""
> >
>
>
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From: "Geoffrey Janes" flashmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 12:37:47 -0700
Subject: Oil leak around the filter...

I have an oil leak. I don't think it is coming from the oil filter. It seems
to come from the side of the engine where the oil filter 'housing' is attached
to the engine. I am not sure how clear I am being. There is what looks like
an insert on the side of the engine, to which the filter attaches. Is this
a piece that comes out? Is there a gasket in there? If so, is it difficult
to replace? The oil almost 'gushes' out when the engine first starts, leaving
a small puddle on the ground. After running for a few minutes the leak is very
small. (And yes, there is still oil in the engine).

The Truck is a 57 F100, the engine is a 272 V8

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

Geoffrey Janes
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From: JDay2536 aol.com
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 16:27:55 EDT
Subject: Radiator

To Ken Kitchen; My '48 F-1 has a 289 with FMX auto trans & I have been using
the original radiator since the swap in 1982. It cools just fine even
without a shroud. I did add a trans. cooler, though. Mine originally had
the 8 cyl and with twin water pumps, so we had to be a little inventive with
the plumbing, but it works good & looks fine. To me, the original radiator
looks better under the hood and it saves a lot of work trying to make
something else fit. JDay

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From: "Roger Hughes" ilinkusa.net>
Subject: Replacement radiator question
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 16:50:19 -0500

Ken wrote "I'm putting a 90 5.8L (351W) with a C6 in my 55 F100. Does anyone
have a
suggestion of a radiator that I can use? I'd prefer to save a few bucks and
not have to spend 500 on a new one."

Ken, I replaced the radiator in my '55 F100 with a new one from US Radiator
for $250.00. It was money well spent. They will make up a new radiator for
you and you can specify what side you want the inlet and outlet to match
your water pump and intake, and it fits just like the original. It has
plenty of capacity for the 351 or even a big block engine. They advertise
in all of the truck and hotrod mags. The phone number is 213-778-5390 and
they are located at 6710 S. Avalon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90003.

Roger
55 F100, soon to have a 292 with 3x2


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Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 19:03:27 -0400
From: Mark Barnes telerama.com>
Subject: ??? oil filter bushing reducer ???

Howdy,
I've got a '56 292 Y block that I'm putting in my truck & I'm looking for a small
part.
I've got a big "L" shaped oil filter bracket that mounts onto the block, then the
oil filter itself mounts to the bracket. When mounted, the oil filter sits
parallel to the block.
There is a double threaded bushing reducer thingy that screws into the hole where
the oil filter bracket mounts.
Threaded on the outside- so it can screw into the block itself.
Threaded on the inside- so the hollow screw can mount the bracket to the block.
I guess it's kind of a reducer to accomadate for the smaller size hollow screw.
I've been told that I can eliminate the whole damn thing by using a different kind
of oil filter set up, but I kinda like the "Old Fashioned-ness" of the big
bracket.
Anybody have, or know of one of these bushing reducer thingys for sale, or trade,
or whatever... please let me know...

Thanks...
Mark.
"53 F-350 Flatbed/ Dually



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From: "Terry" ticnet.com>
Subject: Re: Converting to an electronic distributor
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 20:21:23 -0500

My thinking is that I will be better off in the long run with the 85
electronic distributor. I have the distributor but don't have any of the
wiring etc.

If that `85 ignition is a duraspark it will be fine. The box and wiring is
easy to find. Check a Chiltons for the wiring diagram. It is simpe to
intigrate into your existing loom. You can use any harnass for the
distributor that has a duraspark around that year or earlier. If its the
TFI, you may want to pass. It is controlled from the computer and all the
sensors. For your stock distributor, a drop in Pertronix module is the
easiest thing to do. And if you kept your stock points around, you wouldnt
ever have to worry about being stranded if you had ignition failure.


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From: "Debi & Rick Maxted" hotmail.com>
Subject: 49 Tranny Mount
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 18:23:24 PDT

Hello,

I need a little help! I am building a stock 49 F1 flathead V8 with a 3
speed. It came with a 4 speed. I know I need to change the fly wheel as it's
bolt pattern is different than the 3 speed 10 inch clutch pattern.
My question. What is the rear bearing retainer which is also the mounting
bracket for the trans supposed to look like? The 4 speed was jerryrigged
with some parts to allow for the arch in the crossmember. The 3 speed mount
I have doesn't seem to have the arch in it. I may be a car mount.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Rick



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From: NACatin aol.com
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 21:57:57 EDT
Subject: Re: ??? oil filter bushing reducer ???

Mark
I have the same set up but mine is a 52 F4 w/ a 292 (dually) with the same
oil filter setup. Sorry I cant help w/ the part but nice to know another
similar set up is out there.
Nick

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From: NACatin aol.com
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 23:01:44 EDT
Subject: Wells???

Hello all,
As I wrote earlier I am at the flooring stage. So here's the drill, at each
corner of the inside of the cab there are wells or pockets where the wall of
the cab continues past the floor. Well, my truck wasn't the cleanest and I
know there was dirt in there from the 40 years in the desert. To avoid any
further unwanted accumulation I was thinking of using a spray in foam
insulation, the kind Home Depot sells to fill the cracks of my old barn. It
is waterproof and expand to fill all the nooks, etc. The same pocket is at
the kick plate area left and right of the fire wall. I dot see any real
value for these traps. Any advice is appreciated.
Nick

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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 00:57:31 -0700
From: Tulio jps.net>
Subject: F1 ID

I am not really sure what year my truck really is soo... let's take it
from the plate...

On the plate both in the glove compartment and above the batt on the
firewall the ID number is:

98RC 236539

Series F1 Model WBC

So, what does that tell you guys with the Ford books? Can you tell me?

--
Tulio Solorzano
'60 F-100 Custom Cab
'79 HD Sportster

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From: "Randy Selby" npoint.net>
Subject: Trim Strip
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 06:32:31 -0500

Friends,
I have the grill assembled for my '50 F-1, but I am missing the uppermost
stainless trim piece(the short one). Does anyone have one that they would
part with? Thanks.

Randy Selby
selbyrk npoint.net

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From: "B Hale" csrlink.net>
Subject: Re: F1 ID
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 08:06:04 -0400

Since your sequence number is 236539 and production for 1949 (which uses the
same serial number as 1950) was 104,803 for F-1 1/2 ton, I would say you
have a late 1950. Production for 1950 F-1 was 148956. Definately an 8
cyl(8R). This is all according to the Ford Redbook.
Hope this helps.
Bill
wlhale csrlink.net



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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 09:03:07 -0400
From: Abe Stauffer oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
Subject: spare tire fender and "This Old Truck"

FTE'ers,
A few days ago in response to a question about spare tire options I
wrote that the left dimpled rear fender for the spare was not an option
in '54. I checked my books and I was wrong. It was an option in '54. I
think that was the first year. '53 experts, if I am wrong again let me
and others know.
Humbly yours, Abe '54 F-100
PS: ALSO, I have to put a plug in here for a great magazine I get. "This
Old Truck" is the best truck mag I get. For owners of old, original,
restored, beat up, off-beat, big, or unusual trucks I highly recommend
it. If you're into customs and rods your better off with the better
known mags like Custom Classic Trucks and so on.
website: www.thisoldtruck.com
email: antique antiquepower.com
phone: 1-800-310-7047

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From: MichellHC aol.com
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 11:20:46 EDT
Subject: Re: Gas Tank Info

The gas tank from a 85 Isuzu Trooper is a good fit. The frame rails have the
same spacing as the 53 to 56 Ford trucks and the tank bolts directly to the
frame rails, eliminating the hassle of straps. You do have to move the rear
crossmember rearward about three to four inches, and make a notch in the top....


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