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fordtrucks-digest Friday, December 26 1997 Volume 01 : Number 090



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In this issue:

RE: fordtrucks-digest V1 #89 ["Maria Lavoisne" ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #88 ["Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Merry Christmas ! [anthony g moore ]
Re: Alignement [Auntpow ]

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Date: 25 Dec 1997 05:52:44 -0500
From: "Maria Lavoisne"
Subject: RE: fordtrucks-digest V1 #89

I will be out of the office until January 5, 1998. Have a safe and happy
holiday.
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fordtrucks-digest Thursday, December 25 1997 Volume 01 : Number 089



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Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #87 [Raynesbear ]
57-60 f-100 [jc& terry ]
Christmas wishes [Ken Payne ]
wax [stokes56 juno.com (david p stokes)]
trailer towing [stokes56 juno.com (david p stokes)]

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 08:53:21 EST
From: Raynesbear
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #87

In a message dated 97-12-23 05:54:01 EST, you write:


couple more from junk yards and they're not much better. They had problems
with contacts and the lights would go out while driving down the road --
not good. I finally put a headlight relay under the dash so only a little
current goes through the switch. That's worked great. >>

I' ve got a 57 F-100 and I just remembered that I used to have a problem
with the lights going on and off and I kept playing around with the switch,
figuring that was bad... Then I discovered that it was actually the hi-beam
switch on the floor that was bad! Since I have replaced that I have not had
any more trouble with it. Good luck with your fix!
Jack

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 09:46:39 -0800
From: jc& terry
Subject: 57-60 f-100

!
I just joined this list, and I'm thinking about buying a '59 F100. Since
my experience with cars is limited to a '76 GMC and a Volvo, I would like
to get some expert advice regarding Fords, specifically '59 F100's. The
truck I am interested in is a V8 292 with a three speed, column shift. It
doesn't have power steering or brakes, but I drove it a little, and it
runs *very* well. It has been parked for the past fifteen years, because
the previous owner was going to restore it, but lost interest. It seems to
be completely stock, and I'd like to know if there's anything specific to
this kind of truck that I should know. Also, I'd like to know how
easy it is to get parts for this kind of truck: stuff like brake shoes,
U.J.s, oil filters, and other important things that will need to be
replaced.
Thanks-in-advance!
Nick

hello nick, i have several of this vintage f-100 and although i
do not claim to be an expert i'm probably closer than many you will find.
call me off line and let's talk.

T-bird Terry

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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 00:19:03 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Christmas wishes

List member Ray Cardogno has submitted
as really nice Christmas graphic. Its on the main pictorial
page of the web site (http://www.ford-trucks.com). Thanks
Ray!

To all the members who celebrate Christmas I want to say
Merry Christmas! To those that don't, Happy Holidays.

Just remember why we celebrate this holiday.

Regards,
Ken
Admin

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Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 23:16:16 PST
From: stokes56 juno.com (david p stokes)
Subject: wax

I have heard that you shouldn't use wax but nobody has been able to tell
me why. I spoke with my local auto paint store and his opinion was "why
wouldn't you wax?". If anybody has some technical reasons as to why not
wax, I sure would like to hear it.

Merry Christmas

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Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 19:39:40 PST
From: stokes56 juno.com (david p stokes)
Subject: trailer towing

I just went through this a month ago. I wound up borrowing a friends.
However, I did some research that might be beneficial. U-haul does rent
a two wheel dolly (about $25 for a day). However, the dolly has fender
wells that may conflict wiith the front fenders of whatever vehicle you
are towing especially if it has a lowered front end. But as you know you
will have to have functioning rear tires to use the dolly. I tend to
agree with the other responses you received and think that a trailer
would be the best alternative. The rental price from an equipment
rental house (U-haul didn't have one) was $55 for a day, and tie downs
were an additional $12.

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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 13:16:48 -0500
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #88

Hey, Nick!

If you have a chance to make a good deal on a '59 F-100, BUY IT!!
My first vehicle was a '57 F-100 Stepside longbed that my Dad and I got
way back in '74. Dad and I put a 223 in it, because the original 223 was
bad. It was a great truck for a 16-year-old boy in the wilds of
Southwestern Oklahama.
Dad sold the truck a couple of years later, and I've lived to see him
regret it! I can tell you that the 292 Y-block in your truck is easier to
find parts for than the other Y-blocks (239, 256, 272, and 312) because it
was commonly used in a lot of Ford vehicles between 1956 and 1962. The
great thing about coming to the Ford Truck site is that SOMEBODY has an
answer to your questions, and you're spared the dumb looks!
But the truck, then get on here and brag!!

Don N.
F-250 Named Grover

>
> Hi!
> I just joined this list, and I'm thinking about buying a '59 F100. Since
> my experience with cars is limited to a '76 GMC and a Volvo, I would like
> to get some expert advice regarding Fords, specifically '59 F100's. The
> truck I am interested in is a V8 292 with a three speed, column shift. It
> doesn't have power steering or brakes, but I drove it a little, and it
> runs *very* well. It has been parked for the past fifteen years, because
> the previous owner was going to restore it, but lost interest. It seems
to
> be completely stock, and I'd like to know if there's anything specific to
> this kind of truck that I should know. Also, I'd like to know how
> easy it is to get parts for this kind of truck: stuff like brake shoes,
> U.J.s, oil filters, and other important things that will need to be
> replaced.
> Thanks-in-advance!
> Nick

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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 10:56:43 -0900
From: anthony g moore
Subject: Merry Christmas !

Merry Chrishmas fellow Ford Fanatics! If anyone remembers, I be the guy
going to rebuild a 1950 F2 flatbed/flathead in Fairbanks Ak. However the
block was cracked between the cyl. and valves very badly and in two places.
Boat anchor. With the truck came an extra flathead tho. This engine looked
beautiful; the valves appeared to have never been ground; once stripped down
it looked fine; came from an old wrecked merc so it was the 110 horse model.
Every tiny part it had the old script Ford and 1949 written on it, a true
original. So, of to the shop for boil-out & magnafluxing. Alas, cracks down
by the oil pan thru from the water jacket. Boat anchor #2 according to the
wrench at the garage. So all is on ice (haha) till another original flathead
comes my way. But I love following the other projects on this great forum.
My thanks to you Ken Payne for an orderly well-run site. See you all in 98
! Tony

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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 15:55:24 EST
From: Auntpow
Subject: Re: Alignement

This is the way we do it (when we have to). We have an aluminum bar about the
width of the car with a pointer near each end located at about the centerline
of each tire. A 2X4 with nails driven through it would work. Clamp it to
something (jackstands or whatever) that will support it level and as high as
the underside of the car will allow. Move it to the front, so the pointers
(nails) touch the front of each tire. Mark each tire with a ballpoint pen
exactlty where the points touch. Roll the truck so the marks are the same
height off the floor, but are behind the axle. Move the bar (2x4) to the rear....


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