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Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 03:50:21 -0600 (MDT)
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Subject: fordtrucks-digest V1 #24
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fordtrucks-digest Friday, October 17 1997 Volume 01 : Number 024



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In this issue:

Re: Ch*vy truck questions, but with Ford intent... [Ken Payne
Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #23 [ScottC1073 aol.com]
Re: Ch*vy truck questions, but with Ford intent... [Don Grossman
Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #23 [R Garber ]
'51 (and similar) Production Codes [JRFiero aol.com]
'51 (and similar) Production Codes [JRFiero aol.com]
'51 apron/valence dif from 6 to V8? [JRFiero aol.com]

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 10:52:50 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Ch*vy truck questions, but with Ford intent...

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>> Steve
> As much as I hate to admit it I have who has one of those C things stock
>parts are pretty easy to find at least around here BUT you pretty much have
>to stay with all stock stuff like trans and engine BUT (this is the good
>one) the Ford 9" should work with just moving the spring pads or adding some
>if your rear end had coils, Isold one to my friend one out of a 63 Galixey
>wagon turned out to be the right width also if your trans is a 240 or 300
>cu.in. a 289, 302, or 351W will bolt to it just use the proper V-8 flex
>plate and tourque converter.
>
> P.S. change front & rear seals in trans.it's easier now while it's out.
>
> Good Luck Art
>

The way I look at it is: Better a C thing or D thing than a J thing.

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 13:00:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: ScottC1073 aol.com
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #23

I am looking to replace the Main Wiring Harness for my '59 F-100 and haven't
had any luck with my year Ford. Does anyone know where I might have better
luck?

Thanks, Scott

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 12:12:25 -0800
From: Don Grossman
Subject: Re: Ch*vy truck questions, but with Ford intent...

Hey Steve,

I just might have the almost perfect combo for you. Lets try this out
for size.

I have, sitting on the garage floor, a 351C 2V out of a 72 Mach 1
complete with the matching C6 and a driveline that can be cut to match.
Also in the garage is a 9" complete from Drum to Drum, Sorry about not
being disk but we can't have everything ;) The gear ratio might be a
little rough with 3.00:1 gearing but you can always run down to the UPI
for a quick change.

Now she might be looking to make it a 4X I do have a few more parts
laying around that could be of use. :)
- --
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44, power
steering, power brakes

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 15:46:09 -0500
From: R Garber
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #23

At 01:00 PM 10/16/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I am looking to replace the Main Wiring Harness for my '59 F-100 and haven't
>had any luck with my year Ford. Does anyone know where I might have better
>luck?
>

Scott,

Custom or stock? Stock seams to be had to find. Painless has a
good custom. I want mine stock with a few exceptions, I want a
fuse box. Three circuit breakers and no fuses make me nervous.
I think I'll make my own. Any one know where I can get the cloth
covered wire?

Rich

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 19:24:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: '51 (and similar) Production Codes

OK, y'all -
Who knows how to decipher the 'truck produced' part of the production code
on the rating plate? My 'Catalog of Ford Truck ID Numbers, 1946-1972' says
the production "indicates the day of the month, the month and the truck
produced," then gives a list of the alpha characters which denote the month.
So a '51 production code beginning with 30L was built November 30, 1951.
But what does the rest of the code tell us? In an off-list discussion we've
been talking about a production code of 30L5097C. My book decodes the rest
of the rating plate data.
By the way, is this what people have been refering to as the Red Book, or
is there another? It's red, but I'm not sure its the same one.

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 21:29:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: '51 (and similar) Production Codes

OK, y'all -
Who knows how to decipher the 'truck produced' part of the production code
on the rating plate? My 'Catalog of Ford Truck ID Numbers, 1946-1972' says
the production "indicates the day of the month, the month and the truck
produced," then gives a list of the alpha characters which denote the month.
So a '51 production code beginning with 30L was built November 30, 1951.
But what does the rest of the code tell us? In an off-list discussion we've
been talking about a production code of 30L5097C. My book decodes the rest
of the rating plate data.
By the way, is this what people have been refering to as the Red Book, or
is there another? It's red, but I'm not sure its the same one.

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 22:57:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: '51 apron/valence dif from 6 to V8?

Were there two different valence panels in 51-52 for sixes and eights? I
call the valence panel that piece under the grill, between the fenders which
goes back to the radiator. I know the radiator could be mounted in two
different places, one for the long 6 and the other for the short 8, but were
there two different valence panels, one longer to go back further to the V8
radiator location? Mine (V8) has what seems to be an extension bolted to the
back to bring it back to the V8 radiator location. Both the panel and the
extension have the holes for petcock access. Its a pretty clean job, but
doesn't look original, 'specially the two access holes.

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