fordtrucks-digest Sunday, October 26 1997 Volume 01 : Number 030
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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>Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 15:51:52 -0500
>To: fordtrucks listservice.net
>From: R Garber
>Subject: Re: 6-cyl manifold
>At 04:57 AM 10/12/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>I had one brazed back in the '50's - we heated the whole manifold in a
>>commercial oven, the brazed the flange and ground it smooth - it worked
>I looked around (its amazing what you can find in your own back yard)
>and found a shop that specializies in restoration of cracked, broken,
>and eroded (wording on his card) cast iron and aluminum products.
>He had a engine block that had a hole the size of your fist! on both
>sides! " A easy fix" he said. So he has my mainifold. I'll post the
>results after inspection.
Well here's the rest of the story, I thought that while I was waiting for the
intake I'd prep the exhaust for paint, Started sandblasting and found a
major crack across the flange, down the side and then it stoped and
split into 10 directions! Well, back I went. To make a long story short,
both manifolds are repaired and you can't tell they were ever cracked.
I never knew you could fix this stuff.
It is on the expensive side, but all the numbers still match so it was
worth it. Crow Cast Welding 715-425-6653 he does alot of work in
tractors and had parts in for repair from all over the country. I don't
know how many places do this type of repair, but this is a good
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 10:29:01 -0500 (CDT)
From: Chris Griffin
Subject: Re:"52 F-1 project
Thanks to all who responded to my initial queries.('52 F-1 father/son
project) I've already gained some cool ideas and I have lots of prep and
basic work to do yet!... I promise I'll have many more technical questions
as we really get into it!
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 11:25:03 -0500
From: Mike Chalenburg
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #29
I am relatively new to this list, so if there is something I should have
seen about this, I'm sorry to bother you.
I have a 52 F1 that my father bought new and I inherited. It put in over
200,000 miles in the farm machinery business in Minnesota. I have put
another 30-40,000 over the years. Engine and drivetrain are original and
in good shape. The body, however, has been rough but I'm getting that fixed.
My question relates to the electrical system. I am considering converting
to a 12 volt system. Do any of you have pros, cons, advice and/or book
suggestions? I would appreciate knowing things I should look for.
Obviously, bulbs will have to be replaced. Also generator and regulator.
How about the starter? Gauges? What else am I missing?
Thanks for your help.
Mike Chalenburg Chalenburg harding.edu
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