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fordtrucks-digest Friday, October 10 1997 Volume 01 : Number 018



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In this issue:

Engine Paint For 1950 F-1 ["Turner, Randy" ]
Bedliner for '53 F100 [Bruce Dunne ]
Re: Engine Paint For 1950 F-1 [Keith Srb ]
Re: Engine Paint For 1950 F-1 [R Garber ]
Electronic ignition ["Neal B. Forbes" ]
Re: Ha Ha [TNickolson aol.com]
Re: decals [TNickolson aol.com]
Re: Engine Paint For 1950 F-1 [TNickolson aol.com]
Re: Electronic ignition [TNickolson aol.com]
Re: Electronic ignition [TNickolson aol.com]
Re: Electronic ignition [R Garber ]
Ford Red book [Ken Payne ]

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Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 13:19:24 -0500
From: "Turner, Randy"
Subject: Engine Paint For 1950 F-1

Looking for some help,

I have read articles and check out paints for my 1950 F-1 and have found
that the engine color is supposed to be bronze. When I tore my engine
down and looked under all the rust and gunk I found the color red. Does
any one out there know what color the engine really should be?

Also, my VIN is 98RC392900. It is stamped on the frame near the top
right front of the frame just behind the axle. Can anyone tell me what
the numbers mean? Does FORD keep these numbers on file where you can
get any information about my truck?

Thanks,
Randy Turner
Owner of one totally dissambled truck!

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Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 13:49:07 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bruce Dunne
Subject: Bedliner for '53 F100

Hello All:

Has anyone found a source for a bedliner for a '53 F100? On rare
occassions, I use the truck to haul the odd piece of building material,
and the box is too nice to dent or scuff up. I went to a few autoparts
stores, Pep Boys, Trak, etc., bedliners only go back to '70 or so. They
recommended that spray on stuff - I don't know, that sounds a little too
permanent so I have my doubts about it.

Thanks!

P.S.

There's a cherry '53 F100, all original for sale less than 2 miles from
me (Naperville, Illinois, suburb of Chicago) for $7500.

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Date: Thu, 09 Oct 1997 12:11:41 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Re: Engine Paint For 1950 F-1

VIN 98RC 392900

9=last digit of the model year (9=1949; 1950 numbers are as continuation of
1949 numbers)
8R=8cyl 239.4ci 2bbl 100hp, 3-speed manual
C=1/2 Ton
392900=Consecutive sequence number

per the FORD PICKUP REDBOOK From MOTORBOOKS INTERNATIONAL

Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net
Mesa, AZ
1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi 5-Speed.
1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.
1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long Box, Style Side.
1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.
My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two Wheels!"


At 01:19 PM 10/9/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Looking for some help,
>
>I have read articles and check out paints for my 1950 F-1 and have found
>that the engine color is supposed to be bronze. When I tore my engine
>down and looked under all the rust and gunk I found the color red. Does
>any one out there know what color the engine really should be?
>
>Also, my VIN is 98RC392900. It is stamped on the frame near the top
>right front of the frame just behind the axle. Can anyone tell me what
>the numbers mean? Does FORD keep these numbers on file where you can
>get any information about my truck?
>
>Thanks,
>Randy Turner
>Owner of one totally dissambled truck!
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Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net
Mesa, AZ
1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi 5-Speed.
1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.
1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long Box, Style Side.
1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.
My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two Wheels!"

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Date: Thu, 09 Oct 1997 14:01:19 -0500
From: R Garber
Subject: Re: Engine Paint For 1950 F-1

At 01:19 PM 10/9/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Looking for some help,
>
>I have read articles and check out paints for my 1950 F-1 and have found
>that the engine color is supposed to be bronze. When I tore my engine
>down and looked under all the rust and gunk I found the color red. Does
>any one out there know what color the engine really should be?
>
>Also, my VIN is 98RC392900. It is stamped on the frame near the top
>right front of the frame just behind the axle. Can anyone tell me what
>the numbers mean? Does FORD keep these numbers on file where you can
>get any information about my truck?
>
>Thanks,
>Randy Turner
>Owner of one totally dissambled truck!

Randy,
From one owner of a dissambled truck to another, this part of the project is
a real pain! I know 54 is red, 56 is yellow, 53 I think is green. I think
I remember you saying this was your grandfathers? then it should be
orignal? I have'nt found a source for correct engine paint. I took an
orignal part to my local ford body shop
were we matched it as close as its going to get. It's ford #408f4 they use
silkens paint. If the weather holds out I'm planning on painting it this
weekend, I could send you a sample. Don't waste your time looking for a
match, I've wasted enough for both of us.
Rich

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Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 16:58:17 -0400
From: "Neal B. Forbes"
Subject: Electronic ignition

Hi all! Has anyone out there ever changed a YBlock to electronic ignition?
I have already changed to 12 volt with an alternator, but am tired of
points burning and/or needing adjustment all the time! I guess I am
willing to hear all avenues--I have seen ads for those kits that go under
your cap all the way to a Jacobs system for $500! Thanks for the help...
Neal (hotheap) Forbes 54 F100 292 YBlock

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Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 21:10:36 -0400 (EDT)
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: Re: Ha Ha

Very, very funny

Tom

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Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 21:18:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: Re: decals

If you listed the source for decals, I missed it. Please list it again. How
about glass etchings? Any source for thoes kits?

Tom

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Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 21:30:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: Re: Engine Paint For 1950 F-1

try William Hursch, Newark,N. J. , 201-642-2404 for your paint. I did not go
original but he had a wide choice of engine paints and other chemicals for
car use.

Tom

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Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 21:35:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: Re: Electronic ignition

I installed a "Mallory Unilite Breakerless" system in my 52 F1 flathead and
it has been working great. Part number was 3727501 and I got it from
Pactrick's in AZ.


Tom

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Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 21:35:38 -0400 (EDT)
From: TNickolson aol.com
Subject: Re: Electronic ignition

I installed a "Mallory Unilite Breakerless" system in my 52 F1 flathead and
it has been working great. Part number was 3727501 and I got it from
Pactrick's in AZ.


Tom

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Date: Thu, 09 Oct 1997 19:30:41 -0500
From: R Garber
Subject: Re: Electronic ignition

At 04:58 PM 10/9/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi all! Has anyone out there ever changed a YBlock to electronic ignition?
> I have already changed to 12 volt with an alternator, but am tired of
>points burning and/or needing adjustment all the time! I guess I am
>willing to hear all avenues--I have seen ads for those kits that go under
>your cap all the way to a Jacobs system for $500! Thanks for the help...
>Neal (hotheap) Forbes 54 F100 292 YBlock
>
Neal,

I have'nt done the conversion but had to reply. If things are hooked up
right a
set of points should last a long time. I rewired a 61 and got 10,000 miles
on a set. Sounds like something is'nt wired right.

Rich

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Date: Thu, 09 Oct 1997 22:31:10 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Ford Red book

Forwarded for a 61-79 list member. The Red Book is the Ford
truck parts compatibility, exchange and number guide....

Hey everybody... If your interested in getting a copy of the Red
book let me know. I just called them and found out that the book is
priced at $6.98. And then I found out they want $4.95 for shipping and
handling. But I then found out that there store is only about 15
....


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