fordtrucks-digest Thursday, December 11 1997 Volume 01 : Number 075
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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In this issue:
Re: front clip [OBKBEE ]
[none] ["Paul T. Clegg" ]
engine temp? [Jan ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #74 [J truck W ]
front clip [jc& terry ]
Re: ["Todd J. Piper" ]
F150 Tailgate Graphic I saw today. [Keith Srb ]
'49 transmission question [TonyDePaul ]
ADMIN: IRC chat [Ken Payne ]
ADMIN: the working mat [Ken Payne ]
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 09:07:50 EST
Subject: Re: front clip
I have a 75' Chrysler Cordova clip in my 55'Panel. I purchased it this
way. The chrysler clip bolts right to the frame rails underneath but he did
some good work fabricating the frame top attachment point (wheel; centered in
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 09:11:28 -0700
From: "Paul T. Clegg"
Hello everyone, I am working on a 48 F-1. I have the cab nearly
finished... it will probably be spring before I get around to the bed,
tailgate and rear fenders. I lost one of the small chrome moldings that go
on the front of the hood where the release mechanism is located. It is
shaped like a U or a V on its side. Does anyone on this list know where I
could find one of these moldings?
Thanks, Paul Clegg, paulc transera.com
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 13:12:41 -0500 (EST)
Subject: engine temp?
I have this 55 232 engine in my 53 F-250 and am having trouble
getting the temp guage to work properly. We changed the part
that attaches to the engine (oh dear, I'm such a neophyte)
which is undoubtedly the thermometer.
The guage now registers cold 99% of the time, except in situations
where I might expect the engine to run hotter (slow traffic), so,
I'm thinking that the thermometer might not be set for the right
engine temp to register properly.
Does anyone know what my engine temp. should ideally be?
That way, I can tell the parts guy and perhaps we can begin to
trouble shoot this properly...ack!
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 13:41:54 EST
From: J truck W
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V1 #74
Once you check out the Volarie F/C you will seehow sturdy it is built. I don't
think the 1/2 ton is any problem. You can pick one up at a junk yard for about
$100. They ate easy to pull out and you can even prt it in your trunk for the
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 13:12:09 -0800
From: jc& terry
Subject: front clip
A question, though: How does this modification affect your ability to
carry half a barn of hay in the back? I've seen a number of suspension
modification kits since I got into the hobby this year, but while many of
them promise improved handling and lower ride, not a one says anything
about maintaining the truck's 1/2 ton capacity.
i had the same thing in mind as you because not only is my truck a hot rod
but i use it to haul loads to the dump, top soil( 1 yard in a short step
box), engines of all sizes and other assorted and sundry items. the camaro
and volare clips were a little low for me and although the volare can be
adjusted i am not a fan of the slammed look. i like my truck to look like a
truck. i grafted a 76 gmc half ton suspension on mine. this had less to do
with who made it than how it was made. it has a huge power steering box
located at the front of the frame horn. this gets the box out of the way of
headers and the pwerbrake unit that is also grafted. it also helped me avoid
the multiple u-joint steering column. i would suggest you check out the
newer 1/2 and 3/4 to see what you think. you may find something very
adaptable. mine does fine without rack a pinion and is solid "like a rock"
(pun intended) keep us informed on what you discover.
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 16:15:40 -0800
From: "Todd J. Piper"
Try EASY JACK's junk yard in Junction City,KS...I think I saw a set
there, Regards J.PiperPaul T. Clegg wrote:
> Hello everyone, I am working on a 48 F-1. I have the cab nearly
> finished... it will probably be spring before I get around to the bed,
> tailgate and rear fenders. I lost one of the small chrome moldings that go
> on the front of the hood where the release mechanism is located. It is
> shaped like a U or a V on its side. Does anyone on this list know where I
> could find one of these moldings?
> Thanks, Paul Clegg, paulc transera.com
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Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 14:46:30 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: F150 Tailgate Graphic I saw today.
I saw a 97 Ford F150 with an interesting graphic painted on the Tailgate.
The graphic says "The Heart Beat Stops". Painted underneath this was a Heart Beat, Like they show on the monitors on TV Shows, that eventually went flat line.
I thought a few of you might get a kick out of this.
Keith Srbherbie netvalue.net
1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9L (I HATE LITERS) V-6, Mitsubishi
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
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 21:44:09 EST
Subject: '49 transmission question
I need to replace the synchronizer in the standard 3-speed transmission in my
'49 F-1. I'm told I'll need to drop the cluster gear, and that the easiest way
to do that without dumping a bunch of roller bearings into the bottom of the
case is to remove the cluster gear shaft by driving it out with a second shaft
of the same diameter but shorter in length -- just about 1/8th of an inch
longer than the cluster gear itself.
Probably easier done than said (or something like that).
Since this is my go-to-work truck, I'd like to get that second shaft cut ahead
of time. Question is: does anybody know the diameter of the cluster gear shaft
and the length of the cluster gear?
Any help will be much appreciated,
Tony De Paul
Cranston, Rhode Island
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 22:00:32 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: IRC chat
I'm in the process of setting up an IRC chat channel to
replace the chat script on the web page. In order to
register the channel I need 7 "supporters". This does
not mean you commit to chatting every night but you
will drop in occasionally. Any volunteers?
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 22:22:08 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: the working mat
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