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pre61-list Digest Sun, 07 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 073

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Re: Classic Ford Truck Website
Re: steering wheel cover
Toyota Steering/Column??
Re: Where do I begin?
Re: Classic Ford Truck Website

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From: "kent suter" freewwweb.com>
Subject: Re: Classic Ford Truck Website
Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 00:28:07 -0700

thanks nice web site


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FTE's:

I invite you to take a look at the website I just posted on classic Ford
trucks at:

www.geocities.com/eellston/

Ed and the Effie
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Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 12:52:09 -0400
From: "Abram H. Stauffer" oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us>
Subject: Re: steering wheel cover

The cover on my original steering wheel on my '54 I got at K-Mart. I
picked the largest size they had and started to put in on my wheel. When
I ran out of cover I got my wife's hair dryer and heated the cover to
stretch it. It worked and it is still protecting my hands from the black
stuff I used to get when my hands were wet or sweaty and looking good. I
guess the key is to get one made of vinyl or plastic.
Abe 54 F-100

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From: "Earl Capps" bellsouth.net>
Subject: Toyota Steering/Column??
Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 17:55:46 -0700


Update: I have the 429 mounted using the frame mount from Trans Dapt via a restoration store. I have the gear box mounted. I ordered the pitman arm from Bob's F-100 parts; a little sloppy looking but heavy duty. This will allow me to attach to the stock drag link. The gear box looks like original equipment. It lines up perfectly.
Now: I need a new column; maybe. I previously had a '73 LTD column. This does not fit the Toyota splines on the box. I'm told that late model GM columns have the same splines. What does late mean?
Will a GM rag joint of the late model mate with a Ford column? In other words, are GM and Ford rag joints the same? The Toyota rag joint has a smaller four bolt pattern!
Any info is welcome!
earl
'55 F250 429


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Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 19:56:15 -0400
From: The Neighbors ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: Where do I begin?

Mark Campbell wrote:
"Hey guys, I'm brand knew to this forum. I only got my 1950 ford F3
pickup (flatbed) yesterday and I'm dying to get started with the
restoration.
It was in a cemetery for the first 20 yrs and was not really driven
much for the next 30. I've got about 53,000 on the original flathead
V8. The truck has been setting in a junk lot since 92'. Everything has
a layer of rust on it. Engine looks not to bad.
I was just wondering where you guys would begin this project. I thought
I would just get it running but don't know where to begin that....clean
gas tank (rust), change plugs, d-cap, points, etc.

What are your thought????"

Your truck sounds like mine, Mark. Grover was a farm truck until parked
in '74. I got pretty lucky in one respect when I got my truck: Almost no
rust in the gas tank. A lot of guys have trouble with that, but Grover's
tank has never been removed.
Squirt some oil, or diesel, into the combustion chambers and make sure
the engine turns over freely by hand. Let that soak a while and rebuild
the carb, check the distributor cap and the rest of the ignition system.
Replace everything the mice have chewed on. While you're at it, make
sure the mice haven't built a nest in the clutch. I found a nest made of
cotton batting in the pressure plate when I replaced everything, after
I'd driven the truck a few thousand miles. Talk about a mess....
Once you know the truck will go, now make sure it will stop! Your truck
hasn't sat as long as mine, but you'll want to be sure the brakes are in
good shape. I had to rebuild everything and replace all my brake lines.
Everything that might cause you trouble you'll probably find pretty
quick. Have fun, and be sure to keep us up on your project.
--
Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
inaccessible part of the vehicle."

grover ford-trucks.com

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From: "Jack Wart" circleburners.com>
Subject: Re: Classic Ford Truck Website
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 00:17:52 -0400

Nice site.
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Date: Friday, May 05, 2000 11:17 PM
Subject: [pre61-list] Classic Ford Truck Website


>FTE's:
>
>I invite you to take a look at the website I just posted on classic Ford
>trucks at:
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>www.geocities.com/eellston/
>
>Ed and the Effie
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