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> I've got a '58 F100 and it has the 223.
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> >From: "Jack Wart" circleburners.com>
> >Subject: Re: 215 CID 6 Air Cleaner Setup
> >Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 22:30:49 -0400
> >Thanks for info on air cleaners and manifolds.
> >What years & models used the 223 CID 6??
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From: Ray or Fran Bell erols.com>
Subject: Headliner Kit
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 19:38:15 -0400
Recently got a Carpenter reproduction headliner kit (1950 F-1) and just
finished sweating (or was it swearing?) the roof panel into place. What a
job! Instructions say "takes two people, one on each side." No kidding
... I asked the wife unit to help .. she did (maybe she wanted to get the
headliner kit off the dining room table) ... I didn't know she knew such
words. She's threatening to use my FTE tee shirt as a rag if I ask her to
anything like that again.
Anyhow, the overhead piece is now in place, but there is a slight kink near
the passenger's side of the rear window; and, it seems as if the front of
the piece just won't slip properly into the space between the header bar
and the roof. The left and right sides have slipped in about 1/4 inch, but
the center won't go any further.
Now, I must acknowledge that I glued some thin foam-backed headliner
material on the cardboard of the kit, but this probably did not add more
than 3/8 inch overall to any dimension. Anybody else tried this Carpenter
headliner kit? Had the same experience? Any ideas?
I just put one in my '56, wife unit would not help... thought I was nuts. I
was. I did get it in, chewed up three finger and a thumb doing it. I add the
foam/foil insulation to the roof. Then put the liner in. One corner is not
forward as much as the rest, and I don't see how I could have done anything
differently. My only mistake was overlapping the insulation in the top center
of the cab, of course the liner hit that spot... no other. and so sags
downward the 1/4 inch on each side. I'm still thinking about trying to drop
the front and remove the extra 1/4 inch of foam at that point. I would have
loved to see how this was done at the factory????
> Now, I must acknowledge that I glued some thin foam-backed headliner
> material on the cardboard of the kit, but this probably did not add more
> than 3/8 inch overall to any dimension. Anybody else tried this Carpenter
> headliner kit? Had the same experience? Any ideas?
At 07:38 PM 4/24/2000 -0400, Ray wrote:
>...Anyhow, the overhead piece is now in place, but there is a slight kink near
>the passenger's side of the rear window; and, it seems as if the front of
>the piece just won't slip properly into the space between the header bar
>and the roof. The left and right sides have slipped in about 1/4 inch, but
>the center won't go any further.
Not sure if this would help you, Ray, but the restoration book I have
recommends moistening (just a bit, not soaking) the back of cardboard
panels before installing them. They suggest spraying a mixture of
80% ammonia and 20% water out of a spray bottle. This will allow the
cardboard to bend without kinking, and will dry in a day or two. Since
you already have the piece on, this may be more trouble than it's worth...
Can't offer any personal experiences -- I'm nowhere near this point yet.
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I'm looking for a recommendation for a replacement steering gear for my 1950
Ford Pickup. I have rebuilt the front end, but still have a wander so I'm
sure it is the box. I don't need power steering and I won't be converting
to IFS so what is available?
I am in the process of rebuilding the 226 6 cylinder flathead for my '51 F2.
When I disassembled the engine, a ball bearing fell out and I have no idea
where it goes. The diagrams in my service manual don't show it and there is
no description of it in the text. I think it's a check ball for the
lubrication system. Any help would be appreciated.
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