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In This Issue:
Re: one piece door glass on 53-55
Re: 1955 F250 Rearend Swap
Pix of 238 V8 Flathead
Re: One piece glass
Re: flathead cooling
Re: FTE Pre61 - need 6V horn relay
From: jniolon uss.com
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 06:40:05 -0600
Subject: Re: one piece door glass on 53-55
I looked very hard at the one piece glass at P.F. last year. The display
was neat and the price was reasonable. But after looking closer and asking
some questions. I decided against it. The window opening (where the glass
comes up thru the door has to be modified. You have to make the opening
larger with a cut off tool. And, you have to modify the hinge pocket in
the door to clear the wider glass. while it's not undoable, I already had
my doors finished and didn't want to start cutting them up again. Beside,
I miss my old vent windows.. sometimes you need a little air moving in the
truck without the whole window being rolled down.. On rainy days, the
vents are sure nice.
I also have a 55 F-250. I have the same problem. 55 MPH is about the
fastest it will go. I wanted to keep the truck stock so I was thinking
about replacing the gearing within the Rear end. I got this information
from someone and am not sure if it is even possible.
Curtis Morris wrote:
> Please, I need some help! I'm new at posting to this list, but I read
> it everyday. You guys are very informative. My question is: What
> rearend can I swap into my 55 F250, without changing spring mounts,
> shock mounts etc.. The darned thing runs pretty good, but it's so low
> geared, it jars your teeth at about 45 mph! I want a simple swap if
> there is such a thing. Thanks!! Curt Morris 1955 Froggy
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From: rturner SPP.ORG
Subject: Pix of 238 V8 Flathead
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 09:05:50 -0600
Does anyone out there have good pix of a 1950 F1 239 Flathead V8?
I could use them in my restoration project.
Date: 14 Feb 2000 09:14:18 -0600
From: Randy K Selby CAT.com>
Subject: Random Thoughts
I have a couple of questions, if anybody has time:
1) Where can I find a script FORD sticker for the tailgate logo on my '50?
2) I have the filler piece for the left side of my radiator (the one that the
harness goes thru) is there also one on the right?
3) What is the hole pattern in the grill bars for the stainless trim clips?
Have trim, but no holes in grill.
4) When putting my rear fenders on, do I use welting and anti-squeak?
Found my horn wiring confusion was due to missing parts of my new harness.
Attempting to remedy that. Thanks for everyone's help... Hope to have new pics
for Ford Trucks website as soon as the weather cooperates.
From: HDMel95 aol.com
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 11:31:19 EST
Subject: Re: One piece glass
In a message dated 2/13/2000 10:17:56 PM, you wrote:
<<>Does anyone on the list have knowledge or experience with the following: A
few months ago I saw a 55 F-100 show truck with the vent windows removed and
a one-piece glass installed in the door.>>
I have never seen a "one piece" side window on a 53 to 55 F100, but I have
seen it on a 56 F100 where the glass is rectangular due to the wrap around
windshield. I do have another question however. Why in the world would one
want to due away with the wing vents? I wish they would bring them back to
the new cars again. I myself miss the vents more than anything. The only
reason Detroit did away with wing vents, is it is cheaper to build a car
without them. Keep the vents, they actually work.
53 F100, vents
34 5w, no vents
34 Roadster, bolted on vents to windshield post
70 El Camino, vents
been a few posts lately about flathead cooling systems
I stumbled across a book called "Cooling System Basics" by Randy Rundle - it
is extremely thorough & has an entire chapter on flatheads - goes into
detail about coolants, stock & chevy water pumps, flow restrictors,
thermostats etc - he runs Fifth Ave Antique Auto in Kansas & builds cars for
The Great American Race - they have had winners in 4 of the last 8 years so
must know what they are doing
he also has an electrical book "Wired for Success" & a very thorough guide
for doing the 6>12v switch
highly recommended reading - Motorbooks & others carry them & think you can
get them direct from Fifth Ave - [fifthave oz-online.net]
At 02:50 PM 2/14/2000 -0500, Sheldon wrote:
>been a few posts lately about flathead cooling systems
>I stumbled across a book called "Cooling System Basics" by Randy Rundle - it
>is extremely thorough & has an entire chapter on flatheads - goes into
>detail about coolants, stock & chevy water pumps, flow restrictors,
>thermostats etc - he runs Fifth Ave Antique Auto in Kansas & builds cars for
>The Great American Race - they have had winners in 4 of the last 8 years so
>must know what they are doing
>he also has an electrical book "Wired for Success" & a very thorough guide
>for doing the 6>12v switch
>highly recommended reading - Motorbooks & others carry them & think you can
>get them direct from Fifth Ave - [fifthave oz-online.net]
Their Phone number is (785) 632-3450, Fax is (785) 632-6154
I bought a 6v alternator from them, waiting for an opportunity
to put it on my truck...
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Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 19:00:27 -0800
From: "Ray Cardogno" angelfire.com>
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - need 6V horn relay
I have a 48 effie and was wondering if anyone had a 6V horn relay for it?
Angelfire for your free web-based e-mail. http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.angelfire.com
From: "Gemini" zoomnet.net>
Subject: For sale
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 23:53:56 -0500
Due to unforeseen financial obligations, I have to sell my 1954 F100 custom.
She has power steering and brakes. Asking $4600 for this California truck
that has never been driven outside of her home state (except from the end of
the driveway to the barn). Price includes $1500 in parts, O.E. chrome,
lights, weather stripping, front glass, etc. Anyone
interested should feel free to drop me an email at gemini11zoomnet.net
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