Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 03:50:13 -0600 (MDT)
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fordtrucks-digest Friday, May 1 1998 Volume 02 : Number 118

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

Fenders 'n' Such ["Don & Teresa Neighbors" ]
Re: Y-block for sale [Barry Ritter ]
53 front sheet metal, engine, trans, suspension &,,,stuff ! [jniolon uss.]
51 diff [Randall Colgan ]
Re: Voltage Regulator [sdelanty]
Re: Gas tank [Rich Garber ]
Power Steering ["Mike Morton "]
Re: Power Steering [Dyan65 ]
1951-52 rad [Scott ]



Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 06:29:11 -0400
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: Fenders 'n' Such

In the last digest, YT wrote "...the f-250 rear fenders are the
same height and width but 3" longer than the f-100. My f-250 also has
2" tubs inside the bed. The tubs look original but if anyone knows
different please let me know."
YT, if you measure the beds, I'll bet you will find the F-250 has a wider
bed than the F-100, hence the tubs in the bed. The tubs are definitely
stock. Welcome to the list, by the way!
Hey Paul G! I was thinking about your article on the sway bars, because it
si something I have been considering. The thing is, I am almost convinced
that the springs underneath Grover are actually bars of solid steel that
have been shaped and formed to resemble springs! As a result, Grover
doesn't lean, he just bounces the driver and passengers around the inside
of the cab when he hits a bump! Seiously, I'm glad to see somebody here try
that, with good results. I'll have to put that on my list.

Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover


Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 07:13:36 -0400
From: Barry Ritter
Subject: Re: Y-block for sale

Are you selling as a package or will you sell them seperately...I have a
3-spd and
a 4-spd...I am looking for a solid Y-block?

Is it a 272, 292, 312 or larger?

What are you asking for the engine only or with the 3-spd?

Barry Ritter (bnritte

Charlie Powell wrote:

> If anyone is looking to restore there F-100 and in need of a complete Y
> block engine and a 3 speed manual transmission please contact me. I am
> going to Pigeon Forge and could deliver.
> Charlie
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Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 06:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: jniolon
Subject: 53 front sheet metal, engine, trans, suspension &,,,stuff !

I've got a complete set of front sheetmetal for a 53 f-100

hood - straight with obligatory rust/holes in front seam

fenders - straight some minor rust thru at running board attachment

air deflector, front cowl and innner fenders included - no core
support. can probably find the hinges and support rods by Pigeon
forge time

picking up Fairlane full tilt that weekend

also have the complete front and rear suspension (stock) and
driveshaft. and (I think) a 272 engine and fordamatic auto
trans..pulled it out and covered it up...sitting up for 2 years

Will be at Pigeon Forge on Thursday p.m. thru Sunday.. and can bring
the pieces. Price is very reasonable and will negotiate or trade for
equal value.

send your inquiries to jniolon and we'll dicker some


Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 08:10:11 -0600
From: Randall Colgan
Subject: 51 diff

Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 23:31:46 -0500
From: Rick Barron
Subject: 51 F1 rear end

I would like to put a 8" or 9" rear end in my 51 F1 . What vehicles
would make good donors.

Hi Rick. I have a 52 (same frame) and I'll be using a 8" out of an early
80s or late 70s Granada or Monarch. Hope that helps a bit.


Randall Colgan
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Canada
1952 F-1 Ford Truck


Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 08:26:19 -0700
From: sdelanty
Subject: Re: Voltage Regulator

>Thanks for the replies Don and Steve. The pulsing gauges might have
>been good enough for Ford, but I'm with Steve. I just bought a 7806
>regulator at Fry's Electronics here in Ca. The cost was $1.29, now I
>need a 4-40 screw, some heat sink grease, and a couple of wires and I
>will have accurate steady gauges. I may even use the metal package
>that the bi-metal spring was in to mount it.
>Dan Lee

That's a good way to do it Dan! Uhh, did You get some capacitors too?
For reliable operation, a 7806 should have a small capacitor connected
from the input pin to ground, and another from the output pin to ground.
They should be connected as near the body of the regulator as practical.
The capacitor value is fairly non-critical, anything from .01uF to 10uF
at 25+ volts is fine. Radio Shack has some nice 1uF-35v tantalum caps
that are perfect for regulators for $.59 each. (stock #272-1434)
The input cap keeps electrical noise from freaking out the regulator
circuitry. The output cap keeps the regulator from oscillating under
certain load conditions.
Ya know You can also add a transistor to the output of a 7806 to
get 10 amps or more of regulated 6 volts... (-:


When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
-- Hunter S. Thompson


Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 15:20:04 -0500
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: Gas tank

>Because we are on the topic of gas tanks I was looking at mine and it
>looks like it has surface rust IN it. Would one of those gas tank
>coatings work well? Has anybody done this? I can't do the shake the
>rocks thing because there are baffles in it.

I just finished my tank, it had surface rust on the inside but, no holes.
I washed it out, using water, until the water ran clear. Removed the
sender and filler neck, and used slushing compound. It's by Bill Hersh.
You seal off the openings (I used duck tape) pour it in sloush it around
and pour it out. Do it outdoors, the vapor will knock you over. It puts
a white coating over everthing. It coated the funnel, when it was dry
I popped it out of the funnel. Its like a plastic coating. I'm very
happy with the results.

54 F100


Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 16:09:00 -0500
From: "Mike Morton "
Subject: Power Steering

Can anyone tell me the pro's and con's of putting power steering on the
front of my 55 F100. Would it be better to replace the steering box with
a kit from Bob's F100's or go with the cylinder underneath as from
SoCal? I have been told that using the box could crack the frame but I
don't know of anyone that this has happened to
Mike Morton


Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 23:01:04 EDT
From: Dyan65
Subject: Re: Power Steering

In a message dated 98-04-30 17:39:45 EDT, you write:

Please take me off you'r mailing list


Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 22:11:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott
Subject: 1951-52 rad

I am looking for a 1951 or 1952 or anything else that will fit ing the
rad mount (mabey 48-50?) for sale. If anyone has one of these could
you please mail me off the list?
Scott wm_69

1952 Ford Pickup now with Chromed bumper and grill!
Come take a look at my 1952 Ford Pickup Page:

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