fordtrucks-digest Saturday, February 28 1998 Volume 02 : Number 054
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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In this issue:
The Naming of One's Truck ["Don & Teresa Neighbors" ]
truck names [jc & terry ]
Intro ["Chris Hedemark" ]
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 06:36:32 -0500
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: The Naming of One's Truck
Glenn, the naming of your truck is one of those things that can be done
only by yourself or people close to you. Grover got his name because I am
(Still!!!) a Sesame Street fan, he's blue, and just seems to sit there
screaming "HHHEEYYY EVERYBODEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!", whereas my orange VW
Microbus was dubbed "The Great Pumpkin" by a co-worker. I've frequently
taken inspiration from songs, thus my '65 Comet named "Maybelienne" and the
MG I once had named "Miss Molly". Some vehicles defy naming, or earn names
including expletives, like our *&% Subaru.
Have fun with it! When you find the name that fits, you'll know!
By the way all you Y-block guys (there must be at least one of you!) has
anybody ever tried to replace a rear main seal while the engine is in
place? Guess what Grover did....
'54 F250 Named Grover
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 19:32:55 -0800
From: jc & terry
Subject: truck names
Terry in IA,
I have been driving an '87 Mazda Cab Plus for about 2 years. Mine is a B2000
(read: slow!) I will have to drive my "piece of ___" until my '57 F-100 gets
road ready. Selling it would bring in some parts/mechanic funding, but it is
still too cold in Memphis to walk to work!
I don't have a name for my F-100 yet. Anybody have any suggestions?
I just signed onto the list. I signed up because I need to get a truck
soon, and I don't want it to be one of the trucks made between like 1972 and
1996 that has little or no character. I've always liked the older Ford
trucks, and would prefer one *if* it's a good match for what I'd like to do.
Namely, I'd like to "restify" the truck. Late model smallblock with EFI,
probably a 351W. Air conditioning, PB, PS, power disc brakes. Are these
things unusually hard to do on old Ford trucks??
I know that many folks prefer restoration, and I think that is fine, too. I
personally prefer a mixture of the old and the new so that we can have the
technology of today with the beautiful styling of yesterday. I don't have
a big fancy garage with lots of special tooling for fabrication or welding
or anything so if I go through with this it will need to be pretty
straightforward. If I am expecting too much from an older truck, lemme know
and I'll look for something a little newer with a 302 and such even if it
ends up being an uglier truck. :-)
End of fordtrucks-digest V2 #54
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