fordtrucks-digest Wednesday, January 21 1998 Volume 02 : Number 017
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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In this issue:
As long as we're talking about rear ends.... ["Don & Teresa Neighbors"
53-Fuel Gage Prob. ["Thomas R. Happel" ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #17 [NDKOTA ]
ADMIN: Please nominate us! [Kenneth Payne ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #16 [RJC988 ]
55 Ford mods ["Paul G." ]
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 06:33:55 -0500
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: As long as we're talking about rear ends....
I've asked before about putting a 9" rear end underneath Grover, by '54
F250. Do any of you ou there know what ratios were available for F250 rear
ends? A 1/2 ton rear end is not an option, since I intend to maintain the
truck's 3/4 ton capabilities.
I missed out on the chat party Sunday, but I already complained about the
fact I would. If it was as active as it has been in the past when I've been
on, I bet it was a blast!
'54 F250 Named Grover
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 11:03 -0700 (MST)
From: "Thomas R. Happel"
Subject: 53-Fuel Gage Prob.
I've got a '53 F-100, Stock, w/ 12v conversion. I just put in a new
fuel sending unit, and added a voltage reducer to the gauge feed off
of the ignition switch. Now the gauge does not work? When I put a
meter on the resistor,I had 12v going in but the needle was bouncing
up and down between 2-3v and 6-8v on the other side. The truck was
off so it should have been straight DC power from the battery going
in. Does this sound like a bad resistor? What should I see coming
out of it? 6v right? The strange thing seemed to be that the oil and
temp worked fine???
What and where would you nice Truck people suggest I do or go to get
a good voltage drop resistor?? (Please be nice when you tell me where
Thanks in advance,
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 15:46:52 EST
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #17
I have a 52 f-3 Ford 4x4 (Marmon-Herrington). I'm not sure what part to
attack as far as the restoration goes. Do I do the mechanical part first or
the body part? It needs quite a bit of dent pounding? Does someone know of
a company or person who has new or good fenders for the bed? It is a 8 foot
bed. Those fenders are in the worst shape. Are the front leaf springs the
same on the 3/4 and 1 ton versions, my passenger side spring is broken?
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Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 18:40:02 EST
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #16
In a message dated 98-01-20 06:03:59 EST, you write:
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 19:31:28 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: Modifications and Value >>
You probably need an experienced appraiser to answer the value question. I am
understanding that any '53 - '56 F-100 is worth much in any condition. In
Memphis they go for at least $6000 (and these are pitiful restos). The same
Classic Trucks magazine Sept. 97 states in an article about buying classic
trucks that customs or "restofied" trucks have a greater following than
restored stock trucks.
Good luck with the decision (we all have them),
Glenn in Memphis
P.S. Ken I plan on being in Pigeon Forge (tentatively!!) with or without my
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 1998 20:49:02 -0500
From: "Paul G."
Subject: 55 Ford mods
Howard, saw the picture of your truck; just got the magazine in today's
I put front discs and power steering on my 55 panel (rest of front end
is stock) and I love it. I basically drives like a "new" truck, except
it leans a lot in corners due to front suspension. I imagine lowering
the front a bit with different springs would help.
I wanted to keep the front end basically stock, and what I have done has
satisfied me, since you can now drive the truck wherever you want.
The parts I used were from SoCal, but are available from others.
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