fordtrucks-digest Sunday, March 22 1998 Volume 02 : Number 076
Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 And Older Trucks Digest
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In this issue:
A slew of '54s! ["Don & Teresa Neighbors" ]
Re: A slew of '54s! [Cdalep ]
Chat problems [RJC988 ]
ADMIN: Microsoft Email products [Ken Payne ]
RE: ADMIN: Mail Format for List Posting [Ken Payne
tilt [jc & terry ]
test ["KENNETH D MARTY" ]
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 08:29:00 -0500
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: A slew of '54s!
I've noticed that since I first subscribed to this list that the number of
'54 trucks has grown from (as far as I know) mine to include at least 6 of
them! All right! If it keeps up like this, maybe we'll have our own list in
the future. :-)
I still have the only F250, though.
'54 F250 Named Grover
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 17:19:04 EST
Subject: Re: A slew of '54s!
Don, Im glad to be in such good company with my 54, it aint on the road yet
but soon, soon. Im just finishing up the aux stuff on the 5.0 you know, AC,
Alt, PS and that kind of stuff. Ishould start wiring in a couple of
weeks..Havent got a name for her yet but am working on that too.
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 19:54:05 EST
Subject: Chat problems
Is anything wrong with the chat, or with my end? I never find anybody online
and it seems I'm not getting all the way connected. I have had this problem
since I downloaded an upgrade to 3.0.2 (I think) version of MS Explorer.
Glenn in Memphis
"Soapy" the 57 F-100
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 21:24:24 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: ADMIN: Microsoft Email products
This message is going out to all the Ford Truck Enthusiasts
email lists. Thanks to everyone who replied to my request
for help. I wish I could personally thank all of you but
there were many who replied.
NOTE TO USERS OF MICROSOFT EMAIL PRODUCTS
Microsoft products, by default, attach binary attachments to
emails. Our list server is setup to reject these emails.
To turn off these attachments:
From the Tools menu, choose Options. Then click on the
Mail Format tab. Make sure "Plain text" is selected.
Go into the address book and select the address for the
mailing list. Display the properties for the address entry
and you should see a check box labeled "Always send to this
recipient in Microsoft Exchange rich-text format". Make sure
this check box is turned OFF.
Internet Mail/Microsoft Inbox
Go to options, then under the Send tab under Mail Sending
format, make sure plain text is on and hit the settings key.
From there select uuencode. Also, go to Tools then Services
then Internet Mail. Then the General Tab, Message Format,
uncheck "Use MIME".
In the Mail...Options menu on the Send tab there is a section
called Mail Sending Format. Make sure the radio button for
Plain text is selected and the Settings button has MIME
Please do not ask the administrators for help with any of these
products. They do not use Microsoft email software and cannot
help you. The email suggestions came from the list members. If
you need help, contact Microsoft or your Internet provider.
Information can also be found at:
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 22:53:59 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: RE: ADMIN: Mail Format for List Posting
Thanks. I've incorporated your suggestions into our new
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
At 10:43 AM 3/19/98 -0600, you wrote:
> I'm using Microsoft's Outlook. Outlook Express and the other Microsoft
>packages should be similar. From the Tools menu, choose Options. Then
>click on the Mail Format tab. Make sure "Plain text" is selected. I
>think that it is also important to have any features that notify you
>when your message is received or read, turned off for posting to lists.
>Check out Goodwrench's CyberRanch:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-fordtrucks ListService.net
>> Subject: ADMIN: Seeking assistance
>> I need help from some list members in order to save myself
>> (and others) an enormous amount of time. The problem is
>> Microsoft email packages. They insist on sending W*NMAIL.DAT
>> and M*ME attachments (can't spell them because the server
>> will bounce them).
>> I know from experience that many have had this problem and
>> solved it. If you're using a Microsoft package and can
>> successfully post to the lists, please let me know what
>> your settings are. This will allow all list members to
>> participate in the discussions. I will post these settings
>> in the new "Instruction Guide" I'm putting together for
>> list usage.
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Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 20:10:33 -0800
From: jc & terry
iI have a tilt frontend on a 55 f-100 and it is from Fairlane. It is made of
fiberglass and it is a one peice unit. Most people on 53-56 f-100 cut the
fenders at the cab to make it flip. I chose to try and make a unit that would
slide forward and then flip to keep from cutting the fenders. I have had
limited sucess in this endeverment and when I feel that it is worthy for
resale I plan on makeing it available. It currently is electric operated, but
is slow. I plan on having a unit that is totally manual when I am done. As
for accessablity I don't care what anyone believes, but there is no way that
it can hard to get to the engine area. I can work on any part of the engine
bay without any problem and I can set on my tire and change the spark plugs
and oil filter, talk about easy to reach. Well whatever you decide I wish you
well. Oh yeal the only thing different on the one peice front that I would
like to change is I wish that I had stayed with metal instead of fiberglass.
i got one on my 59 and i was not able to get a fiberglass piece. i did mine
with steel by slicing an angle across the fender from the top of the center
of the tire up at an angle to the hood and left about 4 inches of the hood
to sit on the cowl. this is a very good support. i will tell you that
without a fiberglass front end it is hell to pull this baby up and your 56
has heavier steel. what i did to bypass this, and this was not my idea but i
used it pretty well was, i got some big t-bird convertable rear deck
hydraulic pistons and pump/motor. the bird decklid raises and the top goes
inside so i knew they could handle the steel in the front end. works
beautiful. the pistons are 2 1/4 by 13" and they are made of stainless.
stainless lines also. to hold it down i installed the automatic trunk latch
off a caddy in the center right in front of the cowl cover and when it
closes the power latch pulls the hood down snug on some rubber pads. no
flapping, noise or vibration. really looks cool when it works too.
i saw the hood type you mention at the autorama this year. 53 f350. 4ft. off
the ground and loaded for bear. he had a double set of pistons and the hood
and fenders were one piece steel. they cantalivered 9" strait out the front
and then tilted. really bitchen. lots of chrome and lots of stainless hose.
a real machine. my fenders are more square but it would look great on yur
as far as being able to work on it, not only is it easeir to access but you
can sit on the tire when you work. i used to have to crawl inside the engine
compartment. now i walk in. you'd really like it and you would be surprised
how many others do too.
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 1998 23:38:14 -0500
From: "KENNETH D MARTY"
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