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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 03:50:23 -0700 (MST)
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fordtrucks-digest Saturday, November 1 1997 Volume 01 : Number 036



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In this issue:

STICKERS AND HIRED HELP [jniolon uss.com]
Question? [OBKBEE aol.com]
Parts is parts ["Jim Shedlauskas" ]
Re: STICKERS AND HIRED HELP [Ken Payne ]
ADMIN: List of people who got stickers [Ken Payne ]
Re: brakes [sdelanty sonic.net]
Re: Question? [Ken Payne ]
Re: F-4 (trannys, more to it) [JRFiero aol.com]
Blasting [OBKBEE aol.com]

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Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 06:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: STICKERS AND HIRED HELP


Ken,

don't sweat the stickers...when we get em...we get em. Great news on
the hired help...whatever you have to pay her is worth it. Those
Peggy's are wonderful...I married one 33 years ago and she's worth
more than gold to me.

Whats going on with the job hunt ?????

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Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 12:36:43 -0500 (EST)
From: OBKBEE aol.com
Subject: Question?

Ken-
I just pulled my 55' Panel 272 3spd complete. Can I post a letter to ask if
anyone wants to buy it before I sell it through the newspaper. I get so much
from this list I think it only right to offer it to those on it.
thanks-obkbee

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Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 12:18:36 -0600
From: "Jim Shedlauskas"
Subject: Parts is parts

Does anyone know of a parts source for '49ish model trucks in central
Tennessee or nearby?

Jim

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Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 19:31:01 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: STICKERS AND HIRED HELP

At 06:50 AM 10/31/97 -0400, you wrote:
>
> Ken,
>
> don't sweat the stickers...when we get em...we get em. Great news on
> the hired help...whatever you have to pay her is worth it. Those
> Peggy's are wonderful...I married one 33 years ago and she's worth
> more than gold to me.
>
> Whats going on with the job hunt ?????

I began working this past Monday. Have had 3 offers since then.
Funny how that type of stuff always happens. As to the static
stickers.... announcement in a few minutes.

I've had many comments on the stickers in my truck. I think its
a great way to identify ourselves. Perhaps maybe official club
status is in our future? Who knows.... :)

Ken

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Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 20:06:59 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: List of people who got stickers

At the bottom of this message is a list of all those who got static
window stickers. This does not include orders which I got out of
the PO box today. Those will get sent out tomorrow or Monday. This
list includes people who ordered stickers or donated in the past to
keep us alive. If I missed anyone or got the amount wrong let me
know. Please be honest about this, the list isn't broke but it does
run on a shoe-string budget. I only sent 1 sticker to donators as
I didn't keep names cross-referenced with amounts unless it was an
order (so I wouldn't play favorites with list members).

Also, I'd like to propose a slight price increase. Envelopes big
enough to mail the stickers without folding them cost us an
additional $26 and we spent over $15 in postage over the week.

This brings the total bill to:
Stickers (plus tax) $149.80
Postage $ 15.00
Envelopes (500, they'll last a while) $ 26.42
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$191.22

That comes to $1.91 per sticker not including posting for the
ones which haven't been sent yet.

This figure goes down tremendously with the next batch as the
envelopes are paid for and the screen layout costs are covered.
I'm looking at roughly $1.00 profit per sticker, with all money
made going towards list expenses. Here's the increase I would
like to propose:

1 sticker $ 3.50
2 stickers $ 6.75
3 stickers $10.00
4 or more $ 3.00 each

These prices take into account postage. Let me know what you think.
As always, I like to keep the money matters in the open. I'm due
to post another full accounting of our expenses, donations, sticker
orders and advertiser income (not a large amount).

Ken
Administrator,
Ford Truck Enthusiasts

Here's the list in no particular order:
Clay Hughes 2
Robert Johnson 1
Christian Thompson 2
Tom Nickolson 2
Brian Milbrandt 2
Azie Magnusson 1
Fred Myers 2
Eric Kulig 1
Robert Smallwood 1
Gary Tracyzk 1
Tony Boykin 2
Steve Delanty 3
Thomas Stoner 1
John Niolon 1
Jon Purut 2
John & Dorothy Fleming 1
Woody Friesen 1
Don Lewis 1
Randy Collins 1
DC Beaty 1
Michael Schwall 1
Nathan Iven 1
Joseph Mead 2
George Wheeler 5
Michael Ruth 3
Dale Goodwin 3
Stu Varner 1
J Perkins 1
John Strauss 1
Jim Strigas 1
Lee Hardy 1
Halvar Forsberg 1
Paul Gayda 1
David Reynolds 1

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Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 15:39:15 -0800
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: brakes

>> From: Litemeup aol.com
>> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 22:15:44 -0500 (EST)
>> Subject: brakes
>
>> squeeks a little while braking however it squeeks while making right
>> hand turns and/or when going around curves to the right. I have
>> taken the drum off and checked things out, sanded the shoe lightly,
>> and still the squeek persists.

>Sounds like bearings to me?
>
>Broncos really are supposed
>to have brakes aren't they?


My F100 made funny brake noises around corners for a while.
Both rear wheel bearings were toast and one axle had
almost 3/16" of end play!
I'd certainly take a look...

Happy halloween,

Steve Delanty

Measure it with a micrometer,
mark it with chalk,
cut it with an axe...

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Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 20:55:15 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: Question?

At 12:36 PM 10/31/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Ken-
>I just pulled my 55' Panel 272 3spd complete. Can I post a letter to ask if
>anyone wants to buy it before I sell it through the newspaper. I get so much
>from this list I think it only right to offer it to those on it.
>thanks-obkbee

Yes, private party ads are welcome (and encouraged!). Frankly I think
this is a great way for us to move parts quickly and inexpensively.

Ken

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Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 21:24:16 -0500 (EST)
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: F-4 (trannys, more to it)

In a message dated 97-10-30 20:07:26 EST, you write:


3 speed light duty, floor or column shift versions, F-1(as 39-48 car)
T87D, 3speed Heavy duty, F-2&3 option (looks like a T-196 but no PTO)
T196, 4spd.spur gear (crash box) Basically same 1928-1952,std.4spd.
T98, 4spd.synchro., optional on F-6
>>
A little more info. 51 was the first year for the column shift in the
trucks, and I think in 51 and 52 the light duty 3 spd was only column shift.
They were advertised as 'car-like shifting' and 'more room for your crew.'
The 3spd floor shift was the HD. In 52 they introduced the synchro 4 speed
in F1s (T98?).


That's L shaped, if the lower leg points forward, its a T98, if it
points to the back, its a T196. (The T-98 case is about 2"longer.)>>
Great info. I'll save this for when I stumble upon a 52 T98.

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Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 00:40:32 -0500 (EST)
From: OBKBEE aol.com
Subject: Blasting

Hello everyone.
I started sand blasting the front end frame of my 55' and got this
material called Black Beauty that does not have the silica (?) as the
conventional types. I never knew this type was out and it works great. My 2yr
old niece comes in the garage with her little big eared halloween costume
(red rain coat with floppy ears on the hood...black freckled cheeks,,goes
over and rubs a cleaned area on the frame and looks up at me with these two
giant moon shaped eyeballs "ooohhh smooth and shiny uncle kenny :):)it was
one of those kid killer moments and the goodies were yet to come). Anyway, I
am wondering if someone could help me here. The truck has a 75' cordova front
end swapped into it. Underneath the upper A-arm is a plate about 2 1/2 in.
wide and %? high at a 45(?) degree angle that has a bolt that goes through it
laterally and ends (?). I can only see so much underneath that I can not
figure it's purpose. When I tear the components off individually I don't want
to run into a mistake I could have avoided. Will this have an effect on the
camber of the spindles when I reinstall them? I'm trying to find some drop
spindles so I can lower it but I can't find some for a 75' cordova front end.
Last question...(I doubt it) What would be the best way of lowering the rear....


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