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fordtrucks-digest Thursday, October 30 1997 Volume 01 : Number 034



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In this issue:

Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #33 ["Jim Shedlauskas" ]
Wanted: '56 F1 Parts/Truck [Alec Fernandez ]
1955 f350 tire [John Pease ]
water pump gasket [Jeff Hazewinkel ]
Hello! [Leo Schrubb ]
Re: water pump gasket ["Scott Sheldrake" ]
Re: Hello! [Ken Payne ]
Re: Wanted: '56 F1 Parts/Truck [Ken Payne ]
Parts [billjhs ]
Drums [billjhs ]

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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 06:58:57 -0600
From: "Jim Shedlauskas"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #33

Yep, It's an H, I looked at the serial # last night. It is rather large
for a small 6 cylinder, a sizeable chunk of cast iron. What model
transmission is this likely to have, and what is a COE?

Jim


|
| Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 18:58:53 -0800
| From: csedgwick snet.net
| Subject: F-4
|
| The 8MTH 254ci six was only available as an option on the F-6 trucks,
| standard or COE, with the T98 synchro transmission.
|
| The 226 and 254's are very similar, differences in block, head and
| pistons. (an 8MTH head on a 7HA gives about 4 to 1 compression) The
| manifolds interchange. The weird setup is the 8WTH updraft carb and
| manifold they used on the COE's.
|
| Ed Sedgwick
|


| Yep. Ed's right. I spoke too soon suggesting that Jim might have lucked
out
| with the M-series six in his F-4.
|
| The H-series six is a nice little power plant, though. Mine's about ready
for
| a rebuild, but she ticked away nicely on a recent 600-mile run up through
| Maine and back.
|
| Tony De Paul
| Cranston, Rhode Island
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| Forwarded message:
| From: csedgwick snet.net
| Sender: owner-fordtrucks ListService.net
| Reply-to: fordtrucks ListService.net
| To: fordtrucks ListService.net (fordtrucks)
| Date: 97-10-28 19:05:44 EST
|
| The 8MTH 254ci six was only available as an option on the F-6 trucks,
| standard or COE, with the T98 synchro transmission.
|
| The 226 and 254's are very similar, differences in block, head and
| pistons. (an 8MTH head on a 7HA gives about 4 to 1 compression) The
| manifolds interchange. The weird setup is the 8WTH updraft carb and
| manifold they used on the COE's.
|
| Ed Sedgwick
|
|
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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 08:42:50 -0500 (EST)
From: Alec Fernandez
Subject: Wanted: '56 F1 Parts/Truck

Hello all, this is my first post to this list so if I'm doing anything
offensive please let me know and I'll straighten up. I've read the
archieved lists on your web page and I think this is pretty legit.

Fist of all I'd like to thank Ken Payne for setting all this up. I have
no idea who he is but I gather from the list that I have him to thank
for putting this together. This is a tremendous service he's provided
and I'm very grateful for his work, he has buoyed my spirts in this
difficult time.

Yes friends and neighbors my worst fears came true the other day when
I was fiddling with my radio and looked up just in time to see the
back end of a Volvo stopped in the middle of the road, I hit her squarely
with my '56 F-100 going around 30 MPH.

I wasn't going fast enough to hurt anybody but my truck is in serious
shape. The frame appears OK just looking at it My bumper went under
the Volvo's so the bumper is fine, the bad news is her bumper went
right into my grill. The radiator went right into the fan.

The hood and both fenders are in bad shape as of course is the grill and
headlight wells, inside fenders and the side cowls. The top cowl and
vent are OK.

The truck had never been wrecked until then (that I can tell) and is
original (no frame mods).

I'm looking for the parts above and could probably use some doors as well.
(mine have a little rust damage so I might as well if I can find some in
better shape than the ones I have).

I live in Durham, NC. I'm hoping to find some relatively straight parts.
I hope I'm not in for a rude awakening but I have no idea how hard rust/
bondo free parts are to find.

If any of you folks know of some good sheet metal or a parts trucks
sitting in an attic somewhere waiting for a worthy cause, I hope you
think this is it.

Ideally I'd like to find an entire truck.

Any tips are gratefully accepted.


Thanks for your time.

Alec

(919) 677-8001 X 6433 (work)

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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 12:13:05 -0600
From: John Pease
Subject: 1955 f350 tire

This spring I bought a 1955 f350 Ford pickup my grandfather and dad bought
new the year I was born (I am a 42 year old woman). My sister sold it to a
friend of my dad's after he died in 1988. I bought it back from the man
this spring. The spare tire was shot. It has at least two of the original
tires on it. The fronts are 7.00-17 and the backs are 7.50-17 with a
heavier tread. My local Farmer's coop mechanic found a 7.50-17 for $150
including the tube. Will this work for both the front and back as a spare.
The mechanic at the Coop told me never to put two different size tires on
the back, but it wouldn't hurt in the front temporarily. Is this an ok
price. We are kind of having a hard time finding tires so I let the guy
order it for me. Some of you guys were a lot help to me this spring when I
was trying to decide whether to buy it or not. I'm glad I did!!!!!

Also, could someone recommend a good basic manual to help me maintain my
treasure. Keep in mind I have only a general knowledge of these things. I
was a willing student when I was a child but my dad never took me seriously
on automotive topics because I was a "girl". :-(



Thanks in
Advance!



Terry

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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 14:03:31 -0500
From: Jeff Hazewinkel
Subject: water pump gasket

I need to change the water pump gasket on my 1950 239 flathead V8 and
replace the pully on the same pump. This is the model of water pump
that doubles as a motor mount. Is there any suggestions for removing
this water pump without getting an engine hoist for support?

Jeff

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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 14:45:14 -0700
From: Leo Schrubb
Subject: Hello!

I am new to this mailing list although I read it all the time. I have just
recently purchased a 79 F-150 4X4. I am in the process of restoring it. I
have appreciated the discussions I have read so far about where to start. I
am sure I will have many questions as I go on. My first question, however,
does not have anything to do with Ford trucks. I am the owner of a 1968
Pontiac Catalana. It was in original condition and had only 26,000 miles on
it when I first obtained it. My son recently drove to Utah and was
rear-ended at a stop light. Most of the damage was done to the rear area.
The front also was damaged when my car was shoved into the car in front.
The insurance company has declared it a total loss, because of the
unavailability of obtaining parts. I am now fighting with them over the
value of the vehicle. Is there anyone out there who knows of someone I can
contact who deals with older vehicles so that I can get a fair estimate of
the value of the vehicle. What they are offering is a joke! I would
appreciate any help or suggestions. I have tried several people in my area
but there really is no one who works that much with older type cars.
Leo Schrubb
Instructor
Electronics Department
Western Dakota Technical Institute
800 Mickelson Drive
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-4018
Phone: (605) 394-4030 Ext 211
FAX: (605) 394-1789

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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 16:57:32 MST
From: "Scott Sheldrake"
Subject: Re: water pump gasket

try going to this site: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/3623/
this is a 1950 ford pickup page. hope this helps.
Scott

Please Visit My 1952 Ford Pickup Page:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/9731/

>Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 14:03:31 -0500
>From: Jeff Hazewinkel
>Subject: water pump gasket
>To: fordtrucks
>Reply-To: fordtrucks listservice.net
>
>I need to change the water pump gasket on my 1950 239 flathead V8 and
>replace the pully on the same pump. This is the model of water pump
>that doubles as a motor mount. Is there any suggestions for removing
>this water pump without getting an engine hoist for support?
>
>Jeff
>+-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 and Older --------------+
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Please Visit My 1952 Ford Pickup Page:
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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 19:30:07 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Hello!

Leo (and others with 1961-1979 trucks),

We recently added a third emailing list so we now have the
following lists:
1. 1960 and older trucks (this list)
2. 1961-1979 trucks (split off from this list)
3. 1980 and newer trucks

I can move you over to the 1961 list if you want. I'm sorry you
ended up on this list, its taken a while to notify all the sites
that list us that we've changed.

- -Ken
Admin


At 02:45 PM 10/29/97 -0700, you wrote:
>I am new to this mailing list although I read it all the time. I have just
>recently purchased a 79 F-150 4X4. I am in the process of restoring it. I
>have appreciated the discussions I have read so far about where to start. I
>am sure I will have many questions as I go on. My first question, however,
>does not have anything to do with Ford trucks. I am the owner of a 1968
>Pontiac Catalana. It was in original condition and had only 26,000 miles on
>it when I first obtained it. My son recently drove to Utah and was
>rear-ended at a stop light. Most of the damage was done to the rear area.
>The front also was damaged when my car was shoved into the car in front.
>The insurance company has declared it a total loss, because of the
>unavailability of obtaining parts. I am now fighting with them over the
>value of the vehicle. Is there anyone out there who knows of someone I can
>contact who deals with older vehicles so that I can get a fair estimate of
>the value of the vehicle. What they are offering is a joke! I would
>appreciate any help or suggestions. I have tried several people in my area
>but there really is no one who works that much with older type cars.
>Leo Schrubb
>Instructor
>Electronics Department
>Western Dakota Technical Institute
>800 Mickelson Drive
>Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-4018
>Phone: (605) 394-4030 Ext 211
>FAX: (605) 394-1789
>+-------------- Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 and Older --------------+
>| Send posts to fordtrucks listservice.net, |
>| Send Unsubscribe requests to fordtrucks-request listservice.net |
>+---------- Visit Our Web Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com/ ----------+
>

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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 19:34:45 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Wanted: '56 F1 Parts/Truck

At 08:42 AM 10/29/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello all, this is my first post to this list so if I'm doing anything
>offensive please let me know and I'll straighten up. I've read the
>archieved lists on your web page and I think this is pretty legit.
>
>Fist of all I'd like to thank Ken Payne for setting all this up. I have
>no idea who he is but I gather from the list that I have him to thank
>for putting this together. This is a tremendous service he's provided
>and I'm very grateful for his work, he has buoyed my spirts in this
>difficult time.
>

I've gotten a lot out of it myself. Just give back a little of
what you learn.

>Yes friends and neighbors my worst fears came true the other day when
>I was fiddling with my radio and looked up just in time to see the
>back end of a Volvo stopped in the middle of the road, I hit her squarely
>with my '56 F-100 going around 30 MPH.
>
>I wasn't going fast enough to hurt anybody but my truck is in serious
>shape. The frame appears OK just looking at it My bumper went under
>the Volvo's so the bumper is fine, the bad news is her bumper went
>right into my grill. The radiator went right into the fan.
>
>The hood and both fenders are in bad shape as of course is the grill and
>headlight wells, inside fenders and the side cowls. The top cowl and
>vent are OK.
>
>The truck had never been wrecked until then (that I can tell) and is
>original (no frame mods).
>
>I'm looking for the parts above and could probably use some doors as well.
>(mine have a little rust damage so I might as well if I can find some in
>better shape than the ones I have).
>
>I live in Durham, NC. I'm hoping to find some relatively straight parts.
>I hope I'm not in for a rude awakening but I have no idea how hard rust/
>bondo free parts are to find.
>
>If any of you folks know of some good sheet metal or a parts trucks
>sitting in an attic somewhere waiting for a worthy cause, I hope you
>think this is it.
>
>Ideally I'd like to find an entire truck.
>
>Any tips are gratefully accepted.
>
>
>Thanks for your time.
>
>Alec

If you can afford and if you don't find a parts truck soon
check out the suppliers on the web site. Most can supply
sheet metal and the other parts you're looking for.

Also, feel free to put an ad on our classified section.

Ken

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Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 23:17:11 -0500
From: billjhs
Subject: Parts

Hello,

Does anyone know of a book for 1948 to 197???? Ford trucks that would
show part interchangability??? I am in the process of putting a 9 inch
rear in mine and would like to have some parts that I can;'t seem to....


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