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pre61-list Digest Sun, 28 May 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 089

In This Issue:
Free 51-52 Hubcaps
Re: Free 51-52 Hubcaps
Spring perch bushings and shock mounts
ADMIN: Supernationals Report, part I
6v to 12v light switch
Re: 6v to 12v light switch
Door lock adjustments
oversize door mirrors for 53-56
Re: brass spring bushings
woodsmoke vs. dovetone gray (1953 F100)
heater connections (1953)
pine floor boards? (1953)
Gas tank opening
Re: 6v to 12v light switch
12 Volt Conversion
quote limits
Re: heater connections (1953)
Re: 12 Volt Conversion
Bolt Sizes and Grades
Funky generator springs
Re: 6v to 12v light switch

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Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 10:24:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott yahoo.com>
Subject: Free 51-52 Hubcaps

Just doing some more cleaning and found 2 hubcaps. They have dents and
a little rust where rock chips are. They would look at home on an
unrestored truck or great on a garage wall. For the cost of shipping
they are yours.
Scott

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From: 320064331603-0001 t-online.de (Joel Stobbe)
Subject: Re: Free 51-52 Hubcaps
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 21:00:59 +0200

Scott,

You just keep cleaning. If you start finding 50 Mercury parts, you will have my
full, undivided attention...

Joel Stobbe
Munich, Germany
1950 M-47
1965 Mustang

Scott schrieb:
> Just doing some more cleaning and found 2 hubcaps. For the cost of shipping
> they are yours.
> Scott


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Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 16:23:47 -0400
From: Gary Vandergrift home.com>
Subject: Spring perch bushings and shock mounts

I had to remove a bushing one time and used a hack saw to do it. Slide
the blade through the whole, assemble it in the frame and saw at least
one slice throuugh the bushing. If that doesn't loosen it then two cuts
will.


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Gary Vandergrift
GV in CT



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Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 16:31:01 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Supernationals Report, part I

Part one in a series of articles about the 22nd Annual F100
Supernationals in Pigeon Forge, Tennesee is now on the web
site.

Go to the main page of the site, www.ford-trucks.com, and
click on the link in the Recent Site additions.

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Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts




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From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 17:40:57 EDT
Subject: 6v to 12v light switch

Hi gang,
I am converting my 52 F-3 from 6v to 12v. I need to change the headlight
switch, horn relay, starter solenoid and voltage regulator to 12v. What year
model can I get these in 12v? I am trying to keep it as original looking as I
can, but I know some things will be different. By the way, I am using a 12v
generator, not an alternator.

Thanks,
Paul

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From: "glperry" fwi.com>
Subject: Re: 6v to 12v light switch
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 02:16:47 -0500

I Don' t believe you need to change the light switch at all. Wires and
terms are larger on 6-volt systems and work OK with 12-volt. Not sure
on Horn relay . Starter relays for Ford are same for several years, except
you may have the button underneath for cranking under the
hood which I've never found new. Just note wether you have 1 or 2 small
terms and get same from later 12-volt year. You should be able
to use original 6-volt starter with no problems. Regulators can be had
in 12 volt as a "universal" part, all with same terminals. Best bet I've
had in changing to 12 volt is one-wire GM alternator, with one wire
to connect and your done. Easy to modify mount to fit, Even on
Fords I've had. Or Partick's makes mounts to bolt-on flatheads.
"G"
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Subject: [pre61-list] 6v to 12v light switch


>Hi gang,
>I am converting my 52 F-3 from 6v to 12v. I need to change the headlight
>switch, horn relay, starter solenoid and voltage regulator to 12v. What
year
>model can I get these in 12v? I am trying to keep it as original looking as
I
>can, but I know some things will be different. By the way, I am using a 12v
>generator, not an alternator.
>
>Thanks,
>Paul
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From: dlewis intergate.bc.ca
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 17:54:53 -0700
Subject: Door lock adjustments

This is for 53-55 cabs in particular. My drivers side door will only
close on the first catch of the locking mechanism. There should be two
clicks as the passenger side shows. With my striker plate all the way
in the out position I still can't get the door to close tightly. So is
my mechanism worn? I seems to look the same and move the same as the
passenger side does. Has anyone else run into this?? Thanks for any
advise on adjustments!!

Dave Lewis
53 and 54 Mercs


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From: "John Niolon" wans.net>
Subject: oversize door mirrors for 53-56
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 20:26:43 -0500

I know I'm not crazy...(well..some) but last year I saw some door mirrors
that were dupes of the originals only larger ... am I dreaming or did anyone
else see these.. I couldn't find a vendor with them this year...so I'm
asking

Anyone know who handles them and how to get in touch with them ???

TIA

John



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From: Larrykvet aol.com
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 22:42:34 EDT
Subject: Re: brass spring bushings

if you heat them first with a torch then the hammer(big) and punch will work
easy

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Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 20:14:59 -0700
From: "Hunter L. Wimmer" hlwimmer.com>
Subject: woodsmoke vs. dovetone gray (1953 F100)

the athorities seems to be at odds:
is the stock gray for 53 woodsmoke or dovetone gray?
and is there anyone out there who can help me match this to a Pantone color
(graphic/printing color guide)?
my hope/goal is to find a krylon color to "match"...
thanks.

hunter
53 in shaketown


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Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 20:18:15 -0700
From: "Hunter L. Wimmer" hlwimmer.com>
Subject: heater connections (1953)

okay: i just replumbed my heater to keep it from roasting me in the summer.
trouble is the old bits were not stock (maybe stock from ACE hardware circa
1962)...
so i've nothing to go on.
does the shutoff valve go in the top hole or the bottom hole--or does it matter?

either one will stop the flow, but which is "correct"?

if anyone has a few pics of their 53 stock engine, i'd love to see 'em
hunter hlwimmer.com

hunter
53 in shakeytown


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Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 20:22:29 -0700
From: "Hunter L. Wimmer" hlwimmer.com>
Subject: pine floor boards? (1953)

does anyone have a source for drop-in pine boards for a 1953?
sacramento vintage has pine boards but they are not fully machined (and i dont
have/want a router).
their oak boards are peachy and well machined, but i'm going to paint over them
(body color--just like in the olden days)--so why the expense?

thanks

hunter in shakeytown
(i swear i this is my last post for the day)


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Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 20:44:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Robert Whitmore yahoo.com>
Subject: Gas tank opening

A question for those of you who have eliminated the
gas tank in the cab behind the seat. What did you do
about the hole in the cab where the filler neck came
through? Is there a ready-made plate to fill this
opening?
Bob(48F6)

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From: "Jack Wart" circleburners.com>
Subject: Re: 6v to 12v light switch
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 00:45:41 -0400

The light switch doesn't care what the voltage is. Not sure about the horn,
etc. I'm in the process of doing the same thing on my 52 F-1. Don't think
the solenoid has to be changed either.

>>Hi gang,
>>I am converting my 52 F-3 from 6v to 12v. I need to change the headlight
>>switch, horn relay, starter solenoid and voltage regulator to 12v.


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From: "Jack Wart" circleburners.com>
Subject: 12 Volt Conversion
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 00:54:46 -0400

I am converting my 52 F-1 to 12 volts. Also new directional lights. Does
anybody know how to convert the front parking lights to double filament
sockets, what sockets, and what bulbs?

Also, I have the standard cab that has no lock cylinder on the drivers door.
Is it possible to just drill the door and add a lock cylinder & mechanism?

Thanks.


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From: jniolon uss.com
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 19:38:26 -0500
Subject: quote limits



thank you Ken

john



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From: "Joe Michels" starpower.net>
Subject: Re: heater connections (1953)
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 08:02:33 -0400

Put the shutoff valve in the top hole-- that way, you have no water flowing
into the heater core when you have the valve turned off. If you put it in
the bottom hole, the heater core is always full of water with no place to
go. That is the way I see it!!

Joebob



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From: "Joe Michels" starpower.net>
Subject: Re: 12 Volt Conversion
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 08:07:51 -0400



Does anybody know how to convert the front parking lights to double filament
> sockets, what sockets, and what bulbs?
>
> Also, I have the standard cab that has no lock cylinder on the drivers
door.
> Is it possible to just drill the door and add a lock cylinder & mechanism?


A. You can get dual filament sockets at NAPA, however, think that you have
to change out the wiring harness, or at least run the additional wire down
to the sockets to provide the power. When you buy a new harness, you can
have either the single filament or the dual filament bulbs.

B. There never was a lock cylinder in the drivers side. All of the old
stock trucks had just one lock, on the passengers side. The idea was that
you locked the car from the inside-- push the handle forward and slid across
the seat and locked from the passenger's side. The logic was that the
streets were muddy ,however, you could get to the sidewalk and not mess up
the truk. At least that is what I was told.

Joebob


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From: "Debi & Rick Maxted" hotmail.com>
Subject: Bolt Sizes and Grades
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 06:35:40 PDT

Hello Again!

I'll try this one more time. Can anyone out there help me with bolt sizes
and grades. I am ready to connect the bellhousing, clutch and tranny(3
speed) to my 239 flatty and drop it in the frame. Does anyone know the size
and grade of bolts, cap screws? etc. plus torque specs I need to accomplish
this? Is there a good reference book or parts cataloge for the '48 - '50
trucks that lists not only the components but bolts, sizes, grade and torque
specs?
I really would appreciate this information.

Thanks,
Rick
Stock '49 F1



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From: AMorgan351 aol.com
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 12:22:13 EDT
Subject: Funky generator springs

Hi All
Last year I replaced my generator (1/4" slop in the bearings). Life was good
until I noticed it took more and more revs to get my red gen light to go out.
After a couple of weeks not even freeway running got it to go out. At first
I suspected the voltage reg, but then checked the gen and got 3-5 volts out
of it.

Took it back to the shop and the first time they tested it they got 50 volts
- very strange. After taking it apart to clean it, they found the springs
that push the brushes against the rotor didn't have enough push. I did
notice that a new generator had a lot more friction than mine when hand
turning - which must have been the brushes.

So - beware of premature death in generators - the springs may be all that's
wrong.

AL
no-name 57

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Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 17:05:14 -0500
Subject: Re: 6v to 12v light switch
From: "Andy Montebello" dialnet.net>

Six volt horn sounds real load on a 12 volt system, you just need to get a
12 volt horn relay at any auto parts store.
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>From: "Jack Wart" circleburners.com>
>To: ford-trucks.com>
>Subject: [pre61-list] Re: 6v to 12v light switch
>Date: Sun, May 28, 2000, 11:45 PM
>

> The light switch doesn't care what the voltage is. Not sure about the horn,
> etc. I'm in the process of doing the same thing on my 52 F-1. Don't think
> the solenoid has to be changed either.
>
>>>Hi gang,
>>>I am converting my 52 F-3 from 6v to 12v. I need to change the headlight
>>>switch, horn relay, starter solenoid and voltage regulator to 12v.
>
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