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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 03:50:38 -0700 (MST)
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fordtrucks-digest Wednesday, February 18 1998 Volume 02 : Number 044



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In this issue:

Re: Color of '54 grill [Rich Garber ]
Re: Color of '54 grill [JStoneF100 aol.com]
Re: 12 volt wiring [Chief2658 aol.com]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #42 [Chief2658 aol.com]
exhaust manifold [Cmulroney aol.com]
Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #43 [Ray Cardogno ]

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Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 17:33:49 -0600
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: Color of '54 grill

At 03:13 PM 2/16/98 -0500, you wrote:
>What color was the grill on the 1954 F-100????? I need to know. Is it
>white, off white, ivory, colonial white, wimbledon white???? I am
>restoring to original and need to get a paint # or a chip!!!! maybe Don
>Neighbors can tell me what color he painted Grover?
>Now the hard question: what color was the 239 V-8 in '54???


The grill is cream, My neighbor painted his with internatioal white
(from Fleet Farm) Its about as close as you can get.

I have a 54, with a 223-6cyl. its a red, I took a peice to the ford
garage and had it matched. I still have a paint chip, if you would
like to see it, send me an e-mail off list.

I too am restoring to orignal. Its not an easy task!!

Any pictures?


Rich
54 F100

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Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 19:59:56 EST
From: JStoneF100 aol.com
Subject: Re: Color of '54 grill

I have a 59 F100 and would like to adapt disc brakes to the stock front
spindles any in-put would be appreciated Thanks for your time

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Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 23:31:54 EST
From: Chief2658 aol.com
Subject: Re: 12 volt wiring

I to have just done a 12volt conversion on both my 50' and 51' F-3's. The
wiring came from Sac. Vint. Ford. The gauges on the 51' did the jump/pulse
bit until I found a short in both the cigarette lighter, and the gauge panel
itself. The cig. lighter needes to be replaced all together, but the trouble
with the gauges was the instrument voltage regulator for the 6-12volt drop.
It to came from Sac. Ford, but had no instructions as to mounting. I screwed
to the back of the panel and went on with the rewiring. Well for some reason
it caused a short and the gauges jumped/pulsed. I removed the I.V.R. from
the back of the panel and left it hang in air via a quick tie. No more
jumping/pulsing gauges.

Hope this helps!
Chief2658
P.S. If think Sac. Vintage Ford is the best for parts.

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Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 23:35:31 EST
From: Chief2658 aol.com
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #42

Joe Bob

Check out the Job Lot in upper state New York. They had brake drums being
made over seas for 1948-56 Ford F series trucks.

Good luck.
Chief2658

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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 00:51:29 EST
From: Cmulroney aol.com
Subject: exhaust manifold

I don't know if I qualify as a Ford Guru but.....
I put a 289 in a 59 F100 and scrounged the junk yards for a driver's side
manifold too. I think it was from an LTD or other full sized Ford mid 70's. It
exited straight back towards the firewall and I was able to make the pipe exit
above the steering box. I hope this helps!
Thanks to all of you on the list! You are the only thing that made me hold out
and buy my 6 year old a 54 F100 instead of the cherry 54 GMC around the
corner. The F100 is a serious project but we will have fun with it for the
next decade or two ;-)
Now I have my own war going because my 8 year old has a 1940 Ch**y 2 door
sedan that I gave him. Fun for all kids of any age!!!!!

thanks again
Conor

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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 00:39:41 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: fordtrucks-digest V2 #43

>Subject: Color of '54 grill
>
>What color was the grill on the 1954 F-100????? I need to know. Is it
>white, off white, ivory, colonial white, wimbledon white???? I am
>restoring to original and need to get a paint # or a chip!!!! maybe Don
>Neighbors can tell me what color he painted Grover?
>Now the hard question: what color was the 239 V-8 in '54???
>
My 54 grille was painted same color as the body, Was it stock? who knows.
Engine is yellow.

Ray C.

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