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fordtrucks-digest Friday, January 30 1998 Volume 02 : Number 026



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In this issue:

Re: 52 F-1 Ring & Pinion [Edward Sedgwick ]
Decoding serial # ["Bill Hale" ]
Re: Decoding serial # [Scott Sheldrake ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #23 [OBKBEE aol.com]
Re: Tilt Front [Cdalep aol.com]
Re: Tilt Front [OBKBEE aol.com]
bought time [OBKBEE aol.com]
Re: 52 F-1 Ring & Pinion [Mike Smith ]
Re: Decoding serial # [JRFiero aol.com]
Data Plates ["Darlene Wilkinson" ]
Box [Pat Hester ]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #25 [RJC988 aol.com]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #25 [Scott Sheldrake ]

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 07:38:05 -0500
From: Edward Sedgwick
Subject: Re: 52 F-1 Ring & Pinion

Hollanders Interchange lists as #456 for Ring & Pinion

Ratios 3.31,3.54,3.92,4.27, and 4.55
first two are for Mercomatic, Mercomatic & Fordomatic
For 51-2 sta.wag & sedan delivery
also 1/2ton late 51-52
Mercury late 50 to 52
This Hollanders is to 1952, (1953 edition) I'll try to find my 59edition
to see if this interchange continues upwards.

Ed Sedgwick

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 13:17:28 -0500
From: "Bill Hale"
Subject: Decoding serial #

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Can anyone help me decode the following serial No. from a 1955 F100?. I =
know some of it (i think). F10D5L-19333

Thanks,
Bill

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Can anyone help me decode the =
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Thanks,
Bill=20
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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 11:25:07 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott Sheldrake
Subject: Re: Decoding serial #

- ---Bill Hale wrote:
>
> Can anyone help me decode the following serial No. from a 1955
F100?. I know some of it (i think). F10D5L-19333
Try going to the Old Ford Truck Club page at:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://ww4.choice.net/~oftc/
They have Data Plate Identification for 1953-56.
Hope this helps,
Scott
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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 14:30:38 EST
From: OBKBEE aol.com
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #23

Tom,

I was talking to a guy last night about that very thing for my F-100 and he
said the best place to go for the gears is Summit Racing. I don't have the
address but they are in alot of the Mags, Kent.

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 15:31:23 EST
From: Cdalep aol.com
Subject: Re: Tilt Front

Ans to JSanc82344 aol.com. Front tilt kits are available from a number of
sources and include instructions. these include Bobs F-100 Parts inRiverside
CA . Ph 909-681-1956 .

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 17:04:52 EST
From: OBKBEE aol.com
Subject: Re: Tilt Front

Joe,

I had replied to you previously on your tilt letter but I must have goofed
up in sending it. I did a tilt front on a 56' p/u in 82'. Now I am doing the
same on my 55' panel. I don't know what you are running for a power plant.
There are a couple of things to look at for each application, such as headers,
pumps etc.

On a stock, up to small block installation You won't have to remove portions
of inner fender steel but you will have to re-locate the battery. Both, my 55'
(bought last year)& 56' (bought in 82' )have one. They were on the trucks when
I got them. The cables went through the box and up the fire wall. Of course
you will re-locate things on the fender to the firewall and the wires. I put
my wires under and inside the top lip of the frame so they were hidden as much
as possible. I don't like looking at wires. They remind me to much of IV tubes
in hospitals, me- M.S.
Grill and the front splash shield removed- or you can cut , frame width
pieces out of the splash shield because it is over the top of the frame and
will interfere with the tilting action. My 56' p/u didn't have these but that
is how I plan on doing this 55'.
1-First I had cut a line in each fender from the top rear corner of each
front wheel well up to 1/2" in front of the point at which all three
fender/inner fender/hood meet, with the hood closed. 2" or so from the outer
fender upper attachment bolt I was trying to avoid the wind, while driving,
from rattling the front fenders next to the cab. I left the entire front end
bolted together like normal when I made my cuts. It makes it so much easier
for ensuring that you get good alighnment on the pieces when you bolt it in
place. I did not want to mess with extra sheet metal modifications. Plus I
thought it looked neat, a nice straight line angled back, sort of resembled a
clam on an angle when you opened it,:-).

2-With the hood open remove the lower bolts on the Air Deflector Panel
(adp) where it bolts to the radiator support, Only the lower ones. At this
point I took two V-shaped brackets, hinged in the middle, 8" (each leg). One
leg vertical placed behind the adp, inbetween it and the radiator support. The
other leg horizontal on the top of the frame. Believe it or not, two of the
bolts holes on the hinge will match up with two holes that are already in the
frame that line up the hinge in place, as if Henry and the boys had ideas.
Sink some good hardware into thios. I got a couple of hinges from- Value Home
Center. Now they are made with a rubber type compound in the hinge portion
itself, nice and tight. Same thing with the other side.

3- With hood raised the front should now be free-uh oh, Garth spasm-!We
shall be free!-:-)sorry- go in and remove the, 2 each side, inner fender to
firewall bracket bolts. The inner fender tucks underneath this and it's up to
you if you want to remove this lip or not. I didn't the first time and I
recall the eeck, eeck, noise from it rubbing. After the novelty of flippin you
hood foreward at gas statioins and car washes wear off, that noise will drive
you nuts. Next go back and it's time to remove the four bolts (2 ea side) that
hold the ???nomenclature??? (piece that bolts the two fenders together and
bolts to the radiator support). The hood latch mechanism in place will act as
your alignment tool for the hood, don't remove it! You don't want to mess this
up otherwise while you drive down the road it will look like someone knocked
your nose out of joint and they didn't set it right so there is a slant bend
to it, or the alternative, you put it together with the help of the Jack D's
or Crown Royals of the world. Cover & Alighnment, Cover & Alighnment, Cover &
Alighnment, very important. If you do this you will guarantee yourself one
side won't stick out or the sight view will not be altered.

4- Finally, remove the hood hinge attaching hardware and close the hood and
make sure it it exactly centered. Place little shims if you have to
temporarily to hold it. Then go back and drill a hole through the lip, where
the hood/fender/inner fender come together. I put a nut and bolt every 4" down
this seam.

The nice thing is the back lip of the hood acts as a rest on that moulding on
the cab. The hole in the center of the firewall underneath the firewall lip
can be access for a cable. Take a trunk latch and cable release and mount it
under the rear of the hood and the top face of the firewall with the
handle/lever/knob/ whatever, under the dash.

Well, I hope this helps you out. I know I have missed something so if messeed
up somewhere let me know. I'm no teacher and sometimes I don't know what I
mean.

Good Luck-Kent


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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 17:43:09 EST
From: OBKBEE aol.com
Subject: bought time

Hi-
Finally got my motor done for the 55' Panel.
400 cu. in./
balanced
bored .040, align hone main bearing saddles w/ stress plates/decked
and 'squared' (I don't fully understand that part).
new pistons
crane cam
everything in the heads
etc, etc, etc a bag full of goodies.
Unfortunately.....expensive goodies for me.


Best Dyno run- 5200- rpm- 406 ft/lb tq, 402 hp
I took a tape recorder in and tried to get the sounds of the dyno run. Was
going to use them as .wav files for the computer, a nice 650 to 5300 rpm range
for opening windows and like wise reversed.

FMX transmission, rebuilt, tweaked a bit.
rearend- trying to find a 9" posi- w/disk. Any suggestions?
would like to be ready for Pigeon Forge.

Thanks-Kent

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 17:51:02 -0600
From: Mike Smith
Subject: Re: 52 F-1 Ring & Pinion

If I remember right the rear axle in the F-1's is a Dana 44, the same as
they used in Scouts and Jeeps and the like.
So it should be "fairly" easy to get a better ratio and possibly a "locker"
rear end for our trucks.

Mike
'51 F-1 Flatbed

At 07:38 AM 1/29/1998 -0500, you wrote:
>Hollanders Interchange lists as #456 for Ring & Pinion
>
>Ratios 3.31,3.54,3.92,4.27, and 4.55
>first two are for Mercomatic, Mercomatic & Fordomatic
>For 51-2 sta.wag & sedan delivery
>also 1/2ton late 51-52
>Mercury late 50 to 52
>This Hollanders is to 1952, (1953 edition) I'll try to find my 59edition
>to see if this interchange continues upwards.
>
>Ed Sedgwick
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Mike Smith
'51 F-1 Flatbed

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 21:04:09 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: Decoding serial #

In a message dated 98-01-29 15:07:33 EST, you write:


know some of it (i think). F10D5L-19333
>>
And if you don't find it on the web page, it means
F10 - F100
D - 223 cid 6 cyl
5 - model year (55)
L - assembly plant, Long Beach, CA
19333 - consecutive unit number

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 22:35:26 -0500
From: "Darlene Wilkinson"
Subject: Data Plates

I have a 1959 F-250 factory 4x4. It does not have a regular data plate but
a series of data plates attached to the driver's door. They are as Follows:
1-chassis number plate, 1-contract number plate, 1-color code plate and
1-service manual code plate.Can anyone explain the reason for these plates?
This is a Canadian built truck and the plates appear to be factory
installed originals.
T.I.A.
Dan Wilkinson
darlene vianet.on.ca

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 22:35:34 -0500
From: Pat Hester
Subject: Box

Can anyone tell me if a box from '48 to '52 pickups are the same as the =
42-47's? I need a box for my '47 and I can find '48's and up but none =
for my year.

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 22:44:00 EST
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #25

In a message dated 98-01-29 06:13:04 EST, you write:


From: "Paul G."
Subject: What is that hood ornament?

In the Feb '98 Classic Trucks (the one with a red 64 chevy being buffed
out-"paint body basics")on page 42 is a neat red F100.

My question is what is that hood ornament? Is that an option, from a
different vehicle (which), etc? I never saw one before; since I don't
get around like many of you, I thought I'd ask.
thanks, Paul >>

Paul,

That looks like an old Cadilac hood ornament. It might be Lincoln, but I don't
think so. I have been thinking of putting a Mack style bulldog on the hood of
my '57 F-100. What do you think - stupid?

Glenn in Memphis

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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 21:54:02 -0800 (PST)
From: Scott Sheldrake
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #25

> That looks like an old Cadilac hood ornament. It might be Lincoln,
but I don't
> think so. I have been thinking of putting a Mack style bulldog on
the hood of
> my '57 F-100. What do you think - stupid?
>
> Glenn in Memphis

No way, that would be so cool. I saw a Donald Duck one on a semi one....


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