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pre61-list-digest Wednesday, May 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 124



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Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 and Older trucks and vans
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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Gauge Voltage Regulator
Re: FTE Pre61 - Mixing Primer with Clearcoat?
FTE Pre61 - chrome
FTE Pre61 - Re: IS this a GOOD DEAL???
FTE Pre61 - Re: Selling a YBlock 312 with Headers and origianl Fordomatic Tranny
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: IS this a GOOD DEAL???
Re: FTE Pre61 - Power Steering
FTE Pre61 - michelle's info
FTE Pre61 - milk truck
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Gauge Voltage Regulator
Re: FTE Pre61 - chrome
Re: FTE Pre61 - beef truck
Re: FTE Pre61 - beef truck
FTE Pre61 - Lead Additive
FTE Pre61 - Re: summer shows
Re: FTE Pre61 - Lead Additive
FTE Pre61 - Ford Enthusiasts Gathering?
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Gauge Voltage Regulator
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Gauge Voltage Regulator
FTE Pre61 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!
Re: FTE Pre61 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Gauge Voltage Regulator
FTE Pre61 - Pigeon Forge get together
Re: FTE Pre61 - beef truck
FTE Pre61 - Extenting cab
Re: FTE Pre61 - Pigeon Forge get together
FTE Pre61 - 1998 Ford U.S. Truck Fest Series

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Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 17:22:43 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Gauge Voltage Regulator

>DAN LEE wrote:
>>
>> I installed my new 7806 6 Volt voltage regulator this weekend. It
>> puts out 6 Volts exactly. Now I can trust my fuel gauge.
>>
>> Dan Lee
>> '53 F100
>> 351C-4V
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>Hi Dan, Please give me the details on installing the regulator. Thanks,
>Gary


Me too please,

Ray C


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Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 18:41:53 -0400
From: Cathy Greenlaw
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Mixing Primer with Clearcoat?

Dan Wentz wrote:

> To get a "Primered" paint job, you do the
> >whole prep job just like usual, but the top coats are mixed with flatting
> >agent, sometimes called "sunburn" agent. This product, used by all paint
> stores
> >to produce flat or semi gloss paint is what gives the primer look. The
> more you
> >use the flatter it gets, it can be used with any color, but usually red or
> >black. It works on one-shot jobs like acrylic enamel, or on base-clear, in
> >which case the clear is flattened.
>
> I think I get it, just let me check. It's a regular black paint, but has
> something in it to make it look flat? Makes sense to me, thanks!
>
> ~Dan
> Simple things are best. Did you ever see them mix blue and black to get
> white? GM code 11.

47 Fred

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Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 16:24:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott
Subject: FTE Pre61 - chrome

If anyone was interested at looking at the chromed bumber and grill on
my truck, you can by going to:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/motorcity/downs/9731/chrome.html
Scott




==
1952 Ford Pickup now with Chromed bumper and grill!
Come take a look at my 1952 Ford Pickup Page:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/9731/


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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 16:30:57 -0700
From: Andy Vandergrifth
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: IS this a GOOD DEAL???

Today I have the opportunity to purchase a 1969 Chevy Suburb (Complete and running)
for $800. The guy has to sell it because of an unfortunate situation. Anyways this
is what I would get for the $800:
396 engine (plus mounts, AC, pwr steering ect)
350 turbo tranny
12 bolt rear end
and More

Would it be easier to just attach the front end as a complete unit?

Help me before I get into too much trouble!!

Andy

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Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 16:36:54 -0700
From: Andy Vandergrifth
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Selling a YBlock 312 with Headers and origianl Fordomatic Tranny

Have a good, strong YBlock that I am looking to get rid of. Also am looking to
release and free a "Fordomatic" 2 speed Borg/Warner Tranny from it's captivity.

The ransome for these two items is negotable.


Andy

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Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 21:13:57 EDT
From: KLaff61624
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: IS this a GOOD DEAL???

attach to what ?
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Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 21:55:07 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Power Steering

Forwarded for: zelda_1 prodigy.net

KENNETH D MARTY wrote:

> Hello all: I have a 55 F100 and want to put Mustang II IFS on it, whats the
> pros & cons of power steering with this setup thanks.

Never haven actually done a Mustang II, I can only throw out that a friend of
mine had a setup on a '39 Chevy, and it was *nstable and over reacted to
steering input, he corrected it by installing a manual rack. He and I spoke
with a guy in Hershey who had a '40 pickup for sale, and he reported the same
trouble and the same fix.

'47 Fred


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Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 19:29:25 -0700
From: jc & terry
Subject: FTE Pre61 - michelle's info

We had to bend the top of the door in with a
come-along to make it fit properly. I have seen in the manual a jig that you
can put the door in to bend the top out of in, but I have never seen one in
the flesh. Try adjusting the door all the way in first and if that dont work
you may try to bend the top in a little, but be carefull, not bend it too much
or damage it.
michelle


i don't know about you other guys but as far as i am concerned i am
extremely thankful we have people as knowledgeable and quick to respond to
problems as our friend michelle does. this is what a digest is all about. i
wish it was more but i hope this will do. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. keep that
info coming.
T-bird Terry

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Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 19:38:46 -0700
From: jc & terry
Subject: FTE Pre61 - milk truck

>I like the sound of that. How about a milk truck in blotches of black and
>white primer. I could call it the HerFORD. Maybe even talk my wife into
>driving it. T-bird you're a *genious*!
>

OK, so I'm no farmer make it Brown and white. Just looked up a herford and
it was brown/white. Sorry about all the cow stuff. I didn't mean to milk it.

Ray C

hereford is also a beef cow not a milker. even if they would stand for it
you couldn't get more than a cup out of 'em. won't hold it against you
though. took me a few years before i could tell one from the udder. good
night everybody! drive safely on the way home.
T-bird Terry

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Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 20:03:59 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Gauge Voltage Regulator

Hey folks,
Several people asked me about the 7806 regulator schematic, so I put
schematics, pictures and my $.02 up at:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://sonic.net/~sdelanty/6to12to6/

Let me know if You find any "problems" with the page, or errors or whatever..

Enjoy,

Steve
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
-- Hunter S. Thompson

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Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 22:54:36 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - chrome

>If anyone was interested at looking at the chromed bumber and grill on
>my truck, you can by going to:
>http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/motorcity/downs/9731/chrome.html
>Scott
>
Lookin good Scott. Say, what type of glass cleaner are you using?
Seriously, though it's gonna look real flashy. Nice Truck!

Ray C


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Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 23:08:58 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - beef truck

>>I like the sound of that. How about a milk truck in blotches of black and
>>white primer. I could call it the HerFORD. Maybe even talk my wife into
>>driving it. T-bird you're a *genious*!
>>
>
>OK, so I'm no farmer make it Brown and white. Just looked up a herford and
>it was brown/white. Sorry about all the cow stuff. I didn't mean to milk it.
>
>Ray C
>
>hereford is also a beef cow not a milker. even if they would stand for it
>you couldn't get more than a cup out of 'em. won't hold it against you
>though. took me a few years before i could tell one from the udder. good
>night everybody! drive safely on the way home.
>T-bird Terry
>

Sure go ahead.... You get me all excited about the new theme for my milk
truck and then you come back and point out the poop on my pasture ;-)

Ray C


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Date: Tue, 5 May 1998 23:23:18 -0500
From: "Mike Smith"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - beef truck

- -----Original Message-----
From: Ray Cardogno
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 10:11 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - beef truck


>>>I like the sound of that. How about a milk truck in blotches of black and
>>>white primer. I could call it the HerFORD. Maybe even talk my wife into
>>>driving it. T-bird you're a *genious*!
>>>
>>
>>OK, so I'm no farmer make it Brown and white. Just looked up a herford and
>>it was brown/white. Sorry about all the cow stuff. I didn't mean to milk
it.
>>
>>Ray C
>>
>>hereford is also a beef cow not a milker. even if they would stand for it
>>you couldn't get more than a cup out of 'em. won't hold it against you
>>though. took me a few years before i could tell one from the udder. good
>>night everybody! drive safely on the way home.
>>T-bird Terry
>>
>
>Sure go ahead.... You get me all excited about the new theme for my milk
>truck and then you come back and point out the poop on my pasture ;-)
>
>Ray C
>
And to all of this I will add that this could end up as " Bovine
barnyard
residue "

Mike S

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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 00:32:47 -0400
From: "Abram H. Stauffer"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Lead Additive

Do any of you use a lead additive to your older engines? I have from
time to time in my rebuilt '54 239 V-8, but not with any regularity.
Should I use it with every tank, occaisionally, or not at all?
What are the pro's and con's and personal opinions?
Thanks, Abe '54 F-100
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 01:48:36 EDT
From: Cmulroney
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: summer shows

Hey all,
just thought I'd let you know of a car show series for the summer. It's called
the Nostalgic Nights in Scotts Valley CA just up the hill from Santa Cruz. It
happens on the first thurs night of the month starting this week, May 7th.
I've never been there (newly relocated to SC) but they expect about 200 cars
per show. registration is $5 and admission is free. Anyone in the area
interested, e-mail me and I'll get what info I know to you. My 6 year old's 54
F100 is still in the shop, so I'll be crusing in my 8 year old's unrestored
burgandy '40 Ch*vy 2 door sedan. They have got it tough ;-)
Look for me or e-mail as to what your driving and I'll look for you!

see ya there
Conor
can't wait till the '54 is running
223 6cyl overdrive 3 spd trans
'79 yellow Bronco named Tweety ( cuz Tweety Bird Rocks )
and yes a 1940 Ch*vy ( but it was free )
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 07:42:30 -0500
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Lead Additive

At 12:32 AM 5/6/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Do any of you use a lead additive to your older engines? I have from
>time to time in my rebuilt '54 239 V-8, but not with any regularity.
>Should I use it with every tank, occaisionally, or not at all?
> What are the pro's and con's and personal opinions?
> Thanks, Abe '54 F-100

Abe,

If you have hardened valves and seats, the answer is no. If it is as
stock, then you need the lead. It acts as a lube.

Rich
54 F100
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 07:51:50 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Ford Enthusiasts Gathering?

Forwarded to all the lists for:
From: Gary Callahan

Please cc all replies to him! Thanks.

I live in southern California and have been a member of this list for
over six months now. I have enjoyed it very much. I have posted
questions and replied to other postings. I have an idea I'd like to put
forth for concideration. I think it would be great fun to get together
with other members of this list for a weekend outing. I think we could
pick one of the trips from Harry Lewellyn's "glovebox" book on backroad
trips in southern California or if anyone knows of another good day trip
in the area. I think it would be best to limit it to a one-day event
for now. We could all meet at a predetermined location, drive the
scenic backroads to a nice spot for a potluck lunch, then home a
different route. Let me know what you all think of this idea. After
all the Jeep owners have their Jeep Jamboree. Why can't we have a
gathering as well. Send (or post) your thoughts to me soon, the summer
will be over before you know it. For quickest response reply to my
e-mail at work.

Gary Callahan
'81 F-150 Custom 4x4 (400cid I-6 w/4-speed)

GCallahan prodigy.net (home)
callah hninc.com (work)


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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 09:49:55 -0400
From: billjhs
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Gauge Voltage Regulator

Nice Work on the page Steve, Looks real good and well thought out.

Bill 51 f1

sdelanty sonic.net wrote:

> Hey folks,
> Several people asked me about the 7806 regulator schematic, so I put
> schematics, pictures and my $.02 up at:
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://sonic.net/~sdelanty/6to12to6/
>
> Let me know if You find any "problems" with the page, or errors or whatever..
>
> Enjoy,
>
> Steve
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/
>
> When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
> -- Hunter S. Thompson
>
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 10:18:48 -0400
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Gauge Voltage Regulator

> Hey folks,
> Several people asked me about the 7806 regulator schematic, so I put
> schematics, pictures and my $.02 up at:
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://sonic.net/~sdelanty/6to12to6/
>
> Let me know if You find any "problems" with the page, or errors or whatever..
>
> Enjoy,
>
> Steve
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/

Excellent Steve,
Got the whole thing printed and ready for the garage. Thanks for the great
info. Looks like I will have a gas gauge once again! Check it out folks.

Thanks,
Ray C


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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 10:38:02 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!

Ford Truck Enthusiasts has won the coveted Car Lounge #1
Automotive Site for the Summer of 98!

You can view the award (soon to be on our site) at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://carlounge.com/popular.htm

Many sites were nominated and its really rewarding for
me to see that Ford Truck Enthusiasts is appreciated.

Thanks to everyone who nominated Ford Truck Enthusiasts.
The online community we have, with the atmosphere created
by our list members, is great and I want to thank all the
members.

Ken Payne (grinning from ear to ear),
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 10:54:05 EDT
From: Pea Soup A
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - We Won! #1 Auto Site!

In a message dated 98-05-06 10:47:22 EDT, you write:

>
Way to go......your fans the Andersens......
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 08:48:19 -0700
From: Gary Haselbusch
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: Gauge Voltage Regulator

sdelanty sonic.net wrote:
>
> Hey folks,
> Several people asked me about the 7806 regulator schematic, so I put
> schematics, pictures and my $.02 up at:
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://sonic.net/~sdelanty/6to12to6/
>
> Let me know if You find any "problems" with the page, or errors or whatever..
>
> Enjoy,
>
> Steve
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/
>
> When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
> -- Hunter S. Thompson
>
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Thanks Steve, I really appreciate this. Gary
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 13:29:42 -0700
From: Oldtrukman webtv.net (Richard Pietsch)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Pigeon Forge get together

I have the Pigeon Forge, TN, trip on my list of things to do before
I punch the last hole in my ticket, but I won't be able to make it this
year. This ought to be a great year to go though, with it being the 50th
anniverary of the "F" series. On May 1, Ken L wrote that he would be
there with his 55 extended cab. Ken, I would come just to meet you and
find out more about your truck. At 6'3", adding some extra leg room to
The Rats cab is something I have dreamed to doing for a number of years
now. I even contacted a local metal fab. company about getting the sheet
metal to do the job. They even told me that they could make up a frame
spacer for me. Ken, I would love to know more about how you did yours,
ie, general cost, time involved, and so on. If you get the time.
Thanks.





Rix56 'The Rat'
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 19:07:31 EDT
From: KLaff61624
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - beef truck

Well , black and white on a milk cow is a Holsteen(spelling maybe wrong).
Don't believe that will help your theme , however someone maybe able to figure
one out for you.

Ken L.
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 20:07:53 EDT
From: KLaff61624
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Extenting cab

Richard, I considered making a kit that would enable a person to buy the metal
preformed for the conversion , but decided that it would not be pracitical.
People have different ideas as to how much extenstion they want and few would
go want to do the work because it is not a easy job. I extented mine 10
inches and that is only enough for extra leg room and allow you to install
reclineing seats. Mike Chesser has a truck that he extended 14 in. and it
would allow you to install jump style seats in the cab, but they are only big
enough for small children. As for what I did, I used heavier guage sheet
metal and made six sections to build the extension. 1-one floor, 2- two bottom
side pieces, 3-two top side pieces, 4-one top piece. I added some 1 inch
square tubeing under the floor and added tubeing where I cut the ribs inside
the cab. The rest was hammer and dolly work as well as using a mig welder to
attach it all together. If I was to extend another from scratch I plan on
getting two cabs and cutting the front off the one that I decided to use for
the back. Make sure to get as much of the roof and floor as possible and not
cut off any of the door opening area as this will help in the next steps.
Decide how much extenstion you want and cut the floor of the back cab now and
prepare the edge to weld. Next I would attach the back to the front cab and
use temporary braces to get the correct geomentry for the rear section. Weld
the floor to the back of the front cab at the same level as the front . After
I had everything square I would proceed to cut the back out of the front cab
and any of the door area on the back cab that would interfere with adding
sheet metal . From this point I'd start working on the sheet metal of the
roof and get it correct before anything else. After the roof was complete the
rest is just a matter of forming and adding sheet metal and welding it on. I
believe that I would leave the doors on at all times to ensure that the door
gap stays correct and there will be some additional metal under the cab that
will have to be added as well on the floor where the corners of the front cab
will have to be removed. It may not be the best way, I'm not a
professional , but that is how I would try it next time.. Good luck Ken L.
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 20:10:58 EDT
From: KLaff61624
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Pigeon Forge get together

Richard, lots of time. I did not keep track. Cost was less than 100 dollars,
because I did it myself. Good luck Ken L.
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