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Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 03:50:24 -0700 (MST)
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fordtrucks-digest Friday, January 16 1998 Volume 02 : Number 012



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In this issue:

Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #11 [KLaff61624 ]
Re: Bolt-on HP for Y-Blocks [Karl Cunningham ]
I have some very simple questions [Josh Hamilton ]
Key stock [John Pease ]
Re: Key stock [ILL COM 56 ]
'59 again [Josh Hamilton ]
Ford 9" ["DASH8" ]
Re: 1959 F100 4X4 [Thomas Kurzawski ]
Re: '59 again [Rich Garber ]
ADMIN: Java chat is alive! [Ken Payne ]
Re: '59 again [Art Starkey ]
Re: Ford 9" [Art Starkey ]

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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 07:00:58 EST
From: KLaff61624
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #11

extending the cab 24 inches will allow you enough roon to add a jump seat in
the cab, any less will be too short. If you install back windows be careful
that the contours are rounded at the corners similar to the door window. I
know a fellow who installed a rangers back side window in a 55 and it does not
look correct because it is too square. Be sure to reinstall any braces that
you cut and add ribs in the floor for strengh unless you add braces in or
under the floor. I extented my cab by 10 inches and all it allows is extra
leg room, no extra seat. 24 inches will allow you to install a power moon
roof if you want to. H ave fun.

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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 08:21:57 -0800
From: Karl Cunningham
Subject: Re: Bolt-on HP for Y-Blocks

Ben --

Make sure you can run the octane of gas that is available in your area (and
that you want to pay for) with your 9:1 compression.

I put rams-horn manifolds and dual exhaust on my 292-2V and it made a BIG
difference -- maybe 20hp or more. I rode in an identical truck to mine
with a 4V carb and that was a lot better yet. Both are well worth while.
Look at the regular places for the ram horn manifolds -- swap meets, books,
ads, etc. I paid $15 for my pair at a swap meet.

If you do anything with the rocker assemblies, get a set with bronze
bushings pressed into the rockers. They'll last forever compared to the
stock ones.


Karl Cunningham
karlc jps.net
1960 F250 factory 4x4

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Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 22:42:28 -0600
From: Josh Hamilton
Subject: I have some very simple questions

Why aren't there many '59 Fords out there? Are they rare? Is there
anything special about them? Does anybody have anymore information
about were I might go to find information about interchangeable engines
for my '59? I am looking for a non-223 that will bolt up to my
Synchromesh transmission(the one it came equipped with). Thank you for
you time and any informatioin that you are willing to pass on.

Josh

If you want to send me any info. personally my address is
joshua airmail.net.

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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 14:08:38 -0600
From: John Pease
Subject: Key stock

I would like to have some extra ignition keys made for my 1955 F350. I
have only one key for it, which makes me nervous!:-) I would like them to
look like the original. Does anyone know where I can get key stock?

Terry P

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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 18:11:46 EST
From: ILL COM 56
Subject: Re: Key stock

You can get stock keys from many of the parts catalogs the one that i have is
"SoCal" you can order the keys from there.. sorry i don't have the number here
in front of me all those catalogs are where my truck is.. i hope this helps.

ILLCOM56

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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 08:49:42 -0600
From: Josh Hamilton
Subject: '59 again

Sorry to keep bothering everybody with this project of mine, but I need
to know if any engines besides the 223 will bolt up to the synchromesh
transmission that was original? I got advice yesterday that no other
engine will more than likely bolt up to the trans. Do I have any second
opinions. Thank you very much for the information. Sorry to keep
filling the e-mail with the same questions.

Josh

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Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 17:01:55 -0500
From: "DASH8"
Subject: Ford 9"

Hello Everybody, I have a 55 f100 and I whant to install a 9" & a new
independent suspension on the front. The front comes with a 4.5 bolt
pattern what 9" has the same pattern if any. Thanks...


Ken Marty

1955 F100

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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 21:37:07 -0600
From: Thomas Kurzawski
Subject: Re: 1959 F100 4X4

I have in St. Paul MN a 1959 F100 4X4 with 292. The Truck was originally
from Wyoming. I got it as a project. The Truck underwent complete
restoration from frame up. The frame and drive line is assembled and the
Body is sandblasted. All the parts are here most of them new. The box is not
a step side but has a step side Tailgate.
In order to keep my family life in tact I consider selling the project.
If inter rested please contact Thomas durag.com
Thank you
TK

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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 20:57:51 -0600
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: '59 again

, but I need
>to know if any engines besides the 223 will bolt up to the synchromesh
>transmission that was original?
>Josh,

Whats wrong with the 223. They are a great motor. I have one in my 54, a
friend
has one in his 55. I think they were made from 54 to 64 so they should be easy
to find. A compleate rebuild kit runs about $600.00

Just my .02

Rich

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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 22:23:38 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Java chat is alive!

Java chat on the web site is now alive. The old slow and
flickery CGI is history.

One known problem with it: it doesn't redraw the screen
in Netscape until after a user types a message if you
switch Netscape to the background and back to the foreground.

Enjoy! And I'll see everyone Saturday night for our 1st
Anniversary chat party.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 01:05:15 -0800
From: Art Starkey
Subject: Re: '59 again

At 08:49 AM 1/15/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Sorry to keep bothering everybody with this project of mine, but I need
>to know if any engines besides the 223 will bolt up to the synchromesh
>transmission that was original? I got advice yesterday that no other
>engine will more than likely bolt up to the trans. Do I have any second
>opinions. Thank you very much for the information. Sorry to keep
>filling the e-mail with the same questions.
>
>Josh
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> Josh
Most any pre 65 engine will bolt to your trans. I put a 69 302 in my 50
ford Tu Dor car by using a cast iron bell housing with the bosses cast but
not drilled for the early trans. I just drilled with the proper sized bit
and tapped them to accept the stock size bolts. Motor mounts will have to be
fabed or bought making them is fairly easy. Hope this helps.

Art.

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Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 01:09:12 -0800
From: Art Starkey
Subject: Re: Ford 9"

At 05:01 PM 1/16/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello Everybody, I have a 55 f100 and I whant to install a 9" & a new
>independent suspension on the front. The front comes with a 4.5 bolt
>pattern what 9" has the same pattern if any. Thanks...
>
>
> Ken Marty
>
>1955 F100
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>
> Ken
Any 57 to 73 or 74 pass. car will have that pattern you will just have to
measure the width and either put the rear end on top of the springs or get....


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