fordtrucks-digest Thursday, October 23 1997 Volume 01 : Number 027
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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Date: Wed, 22 Oct 97 12:44:53 PDT
From: mcat epix.net
Subject: RE: Power Brakes
I just converted my 56 to 4wheel discs. The only mistake was the
master clyinder size. I used a 1" bore size and found that I need the7/8"
bore instead. I will be changing the clyinder sometime in the next week or
so. The smaler bore size will give you more line pressure for the manual
discs. Hope this helps Garry
- --- On Tue, 21 Oct 1997 20:25:43 +0100 "mei home.com"
>I have just installed a disk brake kit on my 56 F-100 and am wondering if
>should spend the $400 for the powerbooster-master cyl.-proportioning
>valve-and residual check valve in a kit or spend about 200 and run manual
>brakes I don't think I would have a problem pushing the pedal but am not
>sure about how hard it would be for others---I am using GM
>manual M/C would be a 1" diameter piston.
>Any info or experience regarding the conversion would be appreciated
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427 Fe powered 56 F-100 Wild by design
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 20:54:09 +0000
From: dal llano.net
Subject: Re: 47 hood parts/Redbook
The "Red Book" is, to quote from Classic Motorbooks' catalog,;"Ford
Pickup Red Book by Peter C. Sessler. The handy, pocket-sized
reference guide with complete serial number listings, production
figures, specs, options, prices, parts codes, and development history
for all post-war Ford pickups, Broncos, Rancheros, vans, sedan
deliveries and more from 1946-77." The price is $10.95 and their
toll-free number is 1-800-826-6600. You might want to get a free
> From: TNickolson aol.com
> Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 21:49:08 -0400 (EDT)
> To: fordtrucks listservice.net
> Subject: Re: 47 hood parts
> Reply-to: fordtrucks listservice.net
> I have had very good luck getting parts that were in good condition fron
> Glenn Marion 3616 S. Sweeney Road, Grain Valley, Mo. 64029 1-816-224-5296 and
> Ford F100 Parts 18651 Walnut Street, Clements Ca. 95227 1-800-840-5356.
> Someone answered me back but I lost the information. A source for glass
> etching kits?
> What is the "Red Book"? and how do I get one. What do they cost?
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1946 Ford 1/2 ton
Well, it looks like the the old truck's engine only had about 100 miles
left in it, as that's how far I went before the rings let go and I started
polluting the atmosphere in earnest. Thanks to thegman, however, I have
what looks to be a decent engine to replace the old one, after I tinker
with it a little. Also got a great drive through the Virginias, to boot!
Problem is, I don't think my engine hoist will lift the engine high enough
to do the job! Do I take the grille and work through the hole where the
radiator is supposed to be, or is this a job where the doghouse needs to
come off? How do you remove the doghouse? I've never done that before.
(This is a '54 with a V8, by the way.) Or should I just park it under one
of my maple trees and get out the come-along?
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