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fordtrucks-digest Tuesday, December 2 1997 Volume 01 : Number 066



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In this issue:

Chevy parts on a Ford?????? [Keith Srb ]
Re: Clip for my 52 F-1 [JIM_HOLLINGSWORTH HP-Vancouver-om1.om.hp.com]
Bent Brake Pedal? ["Mark Wilson" ]
Re: Electronic Distributor For 429 [Gary Haselbusch ]
Re: Bent Brake Pedal? [Alec Fernandez ]
Re: Bent Brake Pedal? ["R. Garber" ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #65 [jc& terry ]
Re: Clip for my 52 F-1 [Scott Sheldrake ]
web site [Scott Sheldrake ]
Re: web site [Scott Sheldrake ]
Re: web site [Ken Payne ]
ADMIN: Web site & User Submissions [Ken Payne ]

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Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 08:19:23 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Chevy parts on a Ford??????

References from previous messages.


"The motor I want to put in it is a 350 Vortec with EFI and overdrive tranny."


"I have a 1976 GM 1/2 ton pu front under my 59f-100. plenty of beef, hd p/s

unit (out front to avoid 15 joints in the steering shaft) and big disc."


Why would anyone want to put anything other than Ford Parts on a Ford Product??????



Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net

Mesa, AZ

1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi
5-Speed.

1980 Harley Davidson, XLH, Rebuilt from the frame up.

1974 Ford F250 Ranger XLT, Camper Special, 390ci 4bbl, Automatic, Long
Box, Style Side.

1966 Ford F100, 240 C.I. Straight Six, Model 1100 1bbl carb, Oil Bath Air
Cleaner, Warner T-18 4-Speed, Short Box.

My Blood runs "TRUE BLUE FORD on Four Wheels and Pure HARLEY on Two
Wheels!"

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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 97 07:22:46 -0800
From: JIM_HOLLINGSWORTH HP-Vancouver-om1.om.hp.com
Subject: Re: Clip for my 52 F-1

Kind'a makes ya pucker, don't it????

Later,
JDH
55 F-100


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Subject: Re: Clip for my 52 F-1
Author: Non-HP-duckdon (duckdon pacific.net) at HP-Vancouver,mimegw1
Date: 11/29/97 9:03 AM


Randall Colgan wrote:
>
> I am looking to put a clip on my 52 and am looking for suggestions.
> Escentially I want the IFS, disk brakes and steering system (front axle is
> gone). I've been told that a volaire clip works good. I know mustang ii
> would also work. However, I want something with more beef. The motor I
> want to put in it is a 350 Vortec with EFI and overdrive tranny. I hear the
> mustang ii rack wears out prematurely with all that weight.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions on what might work best??
>
> Regards,
>
> ======================
> Randall Colgan

What is wrong with the above statement?!?!?!?!
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Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44, power
steering, power brakes, and now ON BOARD AIR!


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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 08:33:45 +0000
From: "Mark Wilson"
Subject: Bent Brake Pedal?

Hello everybody!

I have a '55 F100 with the stock brake pedal and master cylinder.
The problem is the pedal appears to be bent over to the left,
probably just from years of use. Looks like it is over about
half an inch from the hole in the floorboard and its rubbing
and wearing a bigger hole in the sheet metal.
My question - Has anybody had a similar experience? If so
how did you correct it?
I was thinking about just heating the pedal with a torch and bending
it back the other way but the part is made of cast iron so I'm
not sure if this method will work.
Any suggestions or comments are welcome!
Thanks,
Mark

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Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 09:43:54 -0800
From: Gary Haselbusch
Subject: Re: Electronic Distributor For 429

JSanc82344 aol.com wrote:
>
> I am currently trying to install a 429 engine & C-6 transmission out of a 69
> Marquis on a 56-F100 frame with a camaro suspension. Has anyone done
> something similar? I will like to replace the original distributor in this
> engine with an electronic ignition distibutor. However it appears that one
> out of a 460 will not fit, Does anyone know what type of car or engine will
> have an electronic ignition distributor that will fit in this 429? I will
> also like to have a tilt front on this truck. Any tips and advice on any of
> the above will be certainly appreciated.
>
> Joe
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Joe, I have the same configuration in my '54 F-100. I purchased a MSD 6A
electronic ignition, distributor and coil from Summit Racing. Good luck,
Gary

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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 13:52:55 -0500 (EST)
From: Alec Fernandez
Subject: Re: Bent Brake Pedal?

Well,

I haven't had any problems with my brake pedal but experienced similar
problems with my clutch pedal. When I say similar I mean that it was
off center of the floorboard cutout. The problem isn't with the pedal
being bent (I doubt you could bend the pedal without taking it out of the
truck and putting it in a vise or press), but with the bushings between
the pedal and the shaft.

The bushing kits are readily available but must be pressed in and then
reemed out to the correct diameter for the shaft (the kit I got from
Dennis Carpenter came with all the bushings and a shaft).

If there isn't excessive play between the shaft and the pedal then check
the rear motor mounts, because one end of the shaft is on the frame and
the other end is on the motor so if the mounts have sagged then the motor
is sitting too low and the shaft won't be properly aligned. This turned
out to be the culprit in my case as the shaft/bushing play was minimal.

I just used a hydraulic jack to lift the engine and replace the rear
mounts. This had the added benefit of greatly reducing engine noise
since the engine had sunk down to the point where it had migrated through
the rubber and was sitting metal to metal. It's a fairly easy job.

All this assumes that you have a stock setup and that I have a clue
as to what I'm talking about. Either of these assumptions could be way
off base.

Hope this helps some.

Alec


> Hello everybody!
>
> I have a '55 F100 with the stock brake pedal and master cylinder.
> The problem is the pedal appears to be bent over to the left,
> probably just from years of use. Looks like it is over about
> half an inch from the hole in the floorboard and its rubbing
> and wearing a bigger hole in the sheet metal.
> My question - Has anybody had a similar experience? If so
> how did you correct it?
> I was thinking about just heating the pedal with a torch and bending
> it back the other way but the part is made of cast iron so I'm
> not sure if this method will work.
> Any suggestions or comments are welcome!
> Thanks,
> Mark
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>

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Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 16:03:48 -0600
From: "R. Garber"
Subject: Re: Bent Brake Pedal?

>I have a '55 F100 with the stock brake pedal and master cylinder.
>The problem is the pedal appears to be bent over to the left,
>probably just from years of use. Looks like it is over about
>half an inch from the hole in the floorboard and its rubbing
>and wearing a bigger hole in the sheet metal.
>
Mark,

Is it bent or are the bushings wore out? If it is bent I would replace
it, If the bushings are wore out you would see play from side to side
with a 1/2" of play, I would think the rod is also wore. The brake pedal
can be had at a junk yard, the rod and bushings can be found from
catalogs.

Rich

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Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 15:56:52 -0800
From: jc& terry
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #65

A
>Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 18:37:35 -0500 (EST)
>From: JSanc82344 aol.com
>Subject: Electronic Distributor For 429
>
>I am currently trying to install a 429 engine & C-6 transmission out of a 69
>Marquis on a 56-F100 frame with a camaro suspension. Has anyone done
>something similar? I will like to replace the original distributor in this
>engine with an electronic ignition distibutor. However it appears that one
>out of a 460 will not fit, Does anyone know what type of car or engine will
>have an electronic ignition distributor that will fit in this 429? I will
>also like to have a tilt front on this truck. Any tips and advice on any of
>the above will be certainly appreciated.

geez, i 've bolted chevy to ford but never saw a reason to do it the other
way. they make after market mounts for the switch i'm talking about so i
believe that someone would make a pair the other way. don't know who. you
could always have the mounts made. not too complicated. maybe alter a pair
of chevy mounts to fit the 429. tranny mount the same way. as far as the
electronic ignition, you can buy an after market kit such as "ignitor" which
will fit right in yur old distributor and only cost about $60. i have a
hydraulic tilt on my 59 f-100. call me off line for this as it is not
complicated but lengthy.

T-bird Terry

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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 16:39:37 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott Sheldrake
Subject: Re: Clip for my 52 F-1

- ---JIM_HOLLINGSWORTH HP-Vancouver-om1.om.hp.com wrote:
>
> Kind'a makes ya pucker, don't it????
>
> Later,
> JDH
> 55 F-100
>
>
> ______________________________ Reply Separator
_________________________________
> Subject: Re: Clip for my 52 F-1
> Author: Non-HP-duckdon (duckdon pacific.net) at HP-Vancouver,mimegw1
> Date: 11/29/97 9:03 AM
>
>
> Randall Colgan wrote:
> >
> > I am looking to put a clip on my 52 and am looking for suggestions.
> > Escentially I want the IFS, disk brakes and steering system (front
axle is
> > gone). I've been told that a volaire clip works good. I know
mustang ii
> > would also work. However, I want something with more beef. The
motor I
> > want to put in it is a 350 Vortec with EFI and overdrive tranny. I
hear the
> > mustang ii rack wears out prematurely with all that weight.
> >
> > Does anyone have any suggestions on what might work best??
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > ======================
> > Randall Colgan
>
> What is wrong with the above statement?!?!?!?!
> --
> Don Grossman
> duckdon pacific.net
>
>
> 63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44,
power
> steering, power brakes, and now ON BOARD AIR!
>
There is nothing wrong with what Randall wrote. I would love to get
my hands on a Chevy 350 EFI! I think that it would be great to have
EFI, not to mention that it's a Vortec. I don't see anything wrong
with that except that I wish I had that engine in my truck. I just
have a Chevy 350 going to a Camero rear end with Chevy breaks all
around, Chevy master cylinder and even the Chevy bolt pattern on the
Mustang II IFS. The shifter is out of a Chevy too, same with the head
light switch. I also have Dodge and (gasp) import parts in it as
well. I use what ever works, is available and cheepest because I
don't have lots of money. Keep up the good work Randall.
Scott
1952 Ford Pickup
==
Please take a look at my 1952 Ford Pickup Page:
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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 17:07:37 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott Sheldrake
Subject: web site

Nice start to your web site. Do you want me to put a link on my page
or do you want to wait till there is more there? When you get a
chance could you put a link to my page?
Scott
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Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 17:12:47 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott Sheldrake
Subject: Re: web site

WOOPS, my bad, wrong address. Sorry. Bye.
Scott
- ---Scott Sheldrake wrote:
>
> Nice start to your web site. Do you want me to put a link on my page
> or do you want to wait till there is more there? When you get a
> chance could you put a link to my page?
> Scott
> _________________________________________________________
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Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 20:54:27 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: web site

At 05:07 PM 12/1/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Nice start to your web site. Do you want me to put a link on my page
>or do you want to wait till there is more there? When you get a
>chance could you put a link to my page?
>Scott
>_________________________________________________________
>DO YOU YAHOO!?
> >

Thanks. You can go ahead and put a link. Anyone on the lists who
wants to link up is welcome to. Just let me know. We get a lot of
traffic (400-600 visitors daily) and it think its only fair to
funnel some of that traffic back to people who helped make Ford
Truck Enthusiasts successful.

Ken

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Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 23:16:02 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Web site & User Submissions

1. Voting on the site works great.
2. The survey script has proven to be so buggy once under load that
it is unusable. It will be replaced by the end of the week.
3. The chat script works, but bugs have also turned up. A friend
at work has written a Perl script that is supposed to work
really well. It should be on line by Saturday.
4. I'm still working on a search engine for the archives.

Also, I'm putting together a 67-79 disc brake upgrade FAQ. If....


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