Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 03:50:26 -0600 (MDT)
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fordtrucks-digest Wednesday, October 22 1997 Volume 01 : Number 026

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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In this issue:

292 electronic ignition [Tkaczyk ]
47 hood parts [Jeff Hazewinkel ]
Re: 47 hood parts [TNickolson]
Power Brakes ["mei" ]



Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 07:50:37 -0400
From: Tkaczyk
Subject: 292 electronic ignition


I used a complete Mallory setup (distributor with Unilite module
inside). My old distributor shaft bushing was worn out also - wiped out
new points as soon as I started the engine. The Mallory distributor is
much better quality: should last a very long time (mine is now 20 years
old and still like new). Part number 1231101 (may be a new number now)
fits both 272 and 292 per Mallory catalog. List price was $158.40 in
1977. I got it much cheaper: paid $15 for a used Mallory dual-point
racing distributor at a swap meet, then called Mallory (702 882-6600) to
see about electronic ignition. Their tech rep (Farrell Fountain!)
offered to rebuild my used dual point distributor and add Unilite for
$60, so my total cost was $75. BTW, I saw 2 Unilite compete
distributors at a swap meet this past Sunday: asking price was $75.00.
If interested, call Dan Spaulding at 401-568-0536 (RI). I don't know
him, just took his card, just in case. Good luck!


Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 18:22:29 -0500
From: Jeff Hazewinkel
Subject: 47 hood parts

Has anyone found a source for the moldings on the side of the hood for a
47 truck? I am also looking for the molding that runs along the center
of the hood on the top. I realize that many of these are rusted out but
I would be willing to work with almost anything.



Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 21:49:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: TNickolson
Subject: Re: 47 hood parts

I have had very good luck getting parts that were in good condition fron
Glenn Marion 3616 S. Sweeney Road, Grain Valley, Mo. 64029 1-816-224-5296 and
Ford F100 Parts 18651 Walnut Street, Clements Ca. 95227 1-800-840-5356.

Someone answered me back but I lost the information. A source for glass
etching kits?

What is the "Red Book"? and how do I get one. What do they cost?


Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 20:25:43 +0100
From: "mei"
Subject: Power Brakes

I have just installed a disk brake kit on my 56 F-100 and am wondering if I
should spend the $400 for the powerbooster-master cyl.-proportioning
valve-and residual check valve in a kit or spend about 200 and run manual
brakes I don't think I would have a problem pushing the pedal but am not
sure about how hard it would be for others---I am using GM Calipers----the
manual M/C would be a 1" diameter piston.
Any info or experience regarding the conversion would be appreciated


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