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pre61-list-digest Thursday, May 7 1998 Volume 02 : Number 125



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Truck Jack
Re: FTE Pre61 - 1998 Ford U.S. Truck Fest Series
FTE Pre61 - Truck Fest - Clarification
FTE Pre61 - steve's 6-12-6 page
FTE Pre61 - Pigeon Forge lunch and get together
FTE Pre61 - My Info
FTE Pre61 - Pinion Bearing
FTE Pre61 - Pre '61 Bovines
FTE Pre61 - Lead Additives
FTE Pre61 - Ford U.S. Truck Fest
FTE Pre61 - Re: steve's 6-12-6 page

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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 21:31:16 -0400
From: "Paul G."
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Truck Jack

This is probably an off the wall question, but does anyone know of which
type of jack is best to carry in an F100? I have a little hydraulic
jack, but actually have never used it on the road. Good problem.

I just wondered what you thought.
Paul G.
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 22:00:42 -0400
From: "John Miller"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 1998 Ford U.S. Truck Fest Series

Yes, Please post info.. and Super Congrats on the recognition or your
outstanding work..

John Miller, FoMoCoNUT Gibralter.net
96 F-350 Reg Cab XLT, 4x4, 460 w/ A4OD, My Baby "Baloo"
75 F-100 Reg Cab Ranger, 2wd, 360, C6, Daily Driver " Lucy"
and "always" looking ! ! !
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 22:13:36 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Truck Fest - Clarification

The Truck Fest mentioned earlier is a truck show that is going to be
at several locations around the USA. It's put on by Peterson Publishing,
publishers of Custom & Classic Trucks and several other truck mags.
It's not a classic truck show but a show for just about everyone.

It really belongs on our event guide but the release is too large
for it (1.5 pages).

If a few more members let me know they're interested it will get
posted.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 22:14:42 EDT
From: KLaff61624
Subject: FTE Pre61 - steve's 6-12-6 page

Steve, GOOD JOB. Your information was very well presented and the drawings
excellent. A word of caution for anyone who uses your drawings....PLEASE PAY
VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE EXACT WAY THAT THE COMPONENTS ARE PLACE IN THE
CIRCUIT!!!!!!!!! If you do not wire the capitors, transistors, regulator,
and diode exactly as Steve shows , your regulator will not work correctly if
at all. It is a very simple system to make and anyone who has never done any
wiring can make it just a long as they make sure that they place the proper
side of the components in the correct wiring path. Almost makes me wish I had
a 6 volt system to install one on. Steve I don't guess you could explain how
the transistor makes the 1 amp. regulator able to work at 10 amps. ? I
understand it but not that well....you did such a good job on the drawing
...maybe if you explained it to me it would be easier to understand better and
someone else might be curious also.
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 23:02:27 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Pigeon Forge lunch and get together

To everyone planning on attending the F100 Supernationals in Pigeon Forge,
Tenn. (show info is in the events section of the web site):

Regardless of whether we get our promised booth space there will be a
meeting of Ford Truck Enthusiast members in front of the Convention
Center, under the canopy. You can't miss it, the show is next to it
and there's a bazillion trucks on front lawn in front of it. This
meeting will be at 10:00am Saturday the 16th. The meeting will be
informal and I plan to be there from 9:40 until we decide to head out.
Bring a lunch and drinks, we'll find a place where we can go as a
group to watch to munch before and during the 12:00 parade of trucks.
Sorry we don't have solid plans but the town will be packed and every
restaurant laughed at us when we asked to reserve a table for 30+!

How will we recognize each other? Simple... point your web browser to

http://www.ford-trucks.com/pigeonforge.html

This page is simply a small text box you can print and pin to either
your shirt or hat. Its small enough not to look goofy yet large enough
to be easily recognized.

It says:

FORD TRUCK ENTHUSIASTS
TRIED, TRUE AND FORD BLUE

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Line is for putting your name there. If you do not have a printer,
simply put "Ford Truck Enthusiasts" on an index card and pin it to
your shirt. I plan to glue my printout to an index card and pin it
to my shirt.

Look for the big guy with the brown hair/beard.

Ken Payne, anxious list dad...
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 23:09:03 EDT
From: MichellHC
Subject: FTE Pre61 - My Info

Thanx Terry for the kind words. I hope I don't talk too much. If I know a
little about the subject I will make a comment, I know I am not always a
hundred percent correct, and I take no offense if someone corrects me when I
am wrong about something. This is a great board and I am thankfull to be a
part of it. It is made up of a lot of really nice and knowledgable folk.
Thanks again to every one on this board for allowing me to be part of it.

Michelle
Chell's 56 Hauler
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 22:19:11 -0500
From: "Mr. Flood"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Pinion Bearing

Hello People,

This should be an easy answer! I need a pinion bearing,
somewhat fast. I've been doing all my ordering from Mac's.
They are back ordered. My daughter is graduating the end of
May and we need the garage for the party. Guess where the
truck is.....on jack stands with the rear end removed!

It's a '39 pick up. Any ideas will be appreciated.

Does anyone know of any '38 -'39 pickup's around?

Thanks,

Bill Flood
Marathon, WI

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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 23:00:48 -0400
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Pre '61 Bovines

Will you guys cut the bull before I have a cow??? Sorry Charlais, I just
lost it for a moment.

Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover
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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 23:12:56 -0400
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Lead Additives

Abe 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?
Abe, I've been running unleaded in all my old cars with no trouble for
some time. I read an article on the subject several years ago, and it
indicated that valve recession (which occurs if the lead isn't there for a
lubricant) only becomes a problem if the engine is run at high rpms for an
extended period of time. It basically went on to say that if you blast down
the highway at speeds exceeding 70mph, or somewhere very close to redline,
then the valves will begin to eat into the valve seats.
My philosophy has been that I'll drive it until it needs a valve job, then
I'll have Stellite valve seats installed. I haven't had to do this yet.
Besides, if your '54 is like MY '54, then blasting down the highway at
extralegal speeds is best done in another fine Ford product!

Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover
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Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 23:40:56 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Ford U.S. Truck Fest

As requested by the members:

May 1, 1998 Contact: Dan J. Krolczyk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Truck Fest Mktg Mgr. 630-963-4810

PETERSEN PRESENTS THE FORD U.S. TRUCK FEST

LOMBARD, IL-Your neighbor has one; you want a new one! Your kids can't get enough of them! More than two million tickets were sold to see them throughout the last year and more than 3 million were sold. They are everywhere! If there is not one in your garage, you will find a bunch in your local 50,000 seat stadium. We're talking about trucks and monster trucks, reaching an all time high in popularity in America.

In the last three years, Ford alone has sold more than two million trucks each year. In 1997, Ford had a record setting year, selling 2,248,793 trucks!

"Without a doubt, the explosive growth in the truck market over the last few years has been one if the biggest stories in business," said Ross Roberts, Ford Motor Company vice president and general manager, Ford Division.

Meanwhile, PACE Motor Sports posted its most successful season in Monster Truck history. More than a million fans attended the monster truck events in the last three months. The trucks are going faster, jumping higher, and the racing technology has grown by leaps and bounds taking the popularity and legitimacy of Monster Truck racing to a higher level.

Finally there is an event of epic proportions to quench America's need for TRUCKS and need for speed! Petersen Presents the Ford U.S. Truck Fest Series! It's the biggest family truck event series in history! This weekend event offers everything from monster truck racing, off-road racing, show and shine, manufacturers midway to kidzone. This carnival setting event offers fun and excitement for all ages.

PACE Motor Sports, produces the AMA Supercross Series and the U.S. Hot Rod Monster Jam events. In 1997, the concept of an outdoor event capable of showcasing the power and unleashed speed of Monster Trucks was brought to Charlotte Motor Speedway. "King Krunch," one of thirty trucks in competition, showed just what happens when a 10,000 pound monster truck reaches speeds of 50mph and hits five foot obstacles. After an end-over-end roll driver Scott Stephens safely climbed out of a smoking roll cage and waved to roaring standing ovation. A new sport and new event series was born.

Petersen, publishers of 4 Wheel & Off Road, 4x4 Power and more truck magazines and Ford have joined PACE Motor Sports to produce a weekend event featuring all things trucks to all truck lovers. The Ford partnership encourages truck lovers of all types to compete in the various classes or enjoy watching the racing. Petersen gives enthusiasts a chance to have their truck pictured in the national pages of 4Wheel & Off-Road, 4x4 Power, Custom Classic Trucks or Sport Truck magazines.

Set at the best speedways in the country, the monster truck racing is the fastest in the world with only the top U.S. Hot Rod competitors! The large, safe, outdoor track allows the trucks showcase never before seen power and speed in the U.S. Hot Rod Monster Truck Challenge.

The 4 Wheel & Off-Road Extreme Off-Road Racing and Trailmaster Ruff Trux competitions are open to anyone who has what it takes to bring their truck out of the suburbs and onto the dirt! The U.S. Hot Rod Mud Racing combines metal and mud in a challenging dragstrip of deep wet earth! The Custom Classic Truck and Sport Truck Show and Shine competitions will decide who has the hottest looking truck. Whether you crave to catch air at the worlds best speedways or show off your new truck paint job, cash, trophies, prizes, and the chance to get national exposure await competitors. Registration is available over the phone by calling 1-888-294-TRUX or on line at www.ushra.com.

In addition to the great competitions, Petersen's Presents the Ford U.S. Truck Fest offers The Manufacturers Midway for those truck shoppers who need just the right part. Watch trucks go from mild to wild, and see new product demonstrations. For the kids, U.S. Truck Fest offers The Extreme Kid Zone for hours of entertainment including BMX riders, games and rides including The Monster Truck Experience, where fans can actually ride in a real, full-sized monster truck!

Charlie Mancuso, President of PACE Motor Sports, says, "A truck event of this magnitude is what America is demanding. We are proud to produce this event and are confident that this will offer to truck lovers what the Olympics offers to sports enthusiasts."

The Petersen Presents, Ford U.S. Truck Fest begins at the Pikes Peak International Raceway on May 23-24, 1998. Tickets are on sale now at all Dillard's outlets, King Sooper locations and the Raceway box office. To charge by phone call 888/306-RACE or 888/511-PPIR. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. both days and all the truckadelic fun you can handle goes until 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. To register your vehicle in the competitions call 888/294-TRUX or visit our website at www.ushra.com. Do not miss this sportacular event!

Announcing the 1998 Ford U.S. Truck Fest Series, presented by Petersen
* May 23 & 24 Pikes Peak International Raceway Tickets: 1-888-511-PPIR on sale NOW
* June 12-14 Charlotte Motor Speedway Tickets: 1-704-522-6500 on sale NOW
* August 1 & 2 Stafford Motor Speedway Tickets: 1-212-307-7171 on sale June 1
* Sept. 11-13 Atlanta Motor Speedway Tickets: 1-404-249-6400 on sale June 1

For exhibitor or media day information, contact Dan Krolczyk: 630 963 4810, ext 137.


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Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 22:04:51 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: steve's 6-12-6 page

At 10:14 PM 5/6/98 EDT, you wrote:
>Steve, GOOD JOB. Your information was very well presented and the drawings
>excellent.

Thanks! I had fun with it. I'm just learning this "build a web page"
stuff, so it was a good exorcise for me. All those JPG's to deal with!

> A word of caution for anyone who uses your drawings....PLEASE PAY
>VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE EXACT WAY THAT THE COMPONENTS ARE PLACE IN THE
>CIRCUIT!!!!!!!!! If you do not wire the capitors, transistors, regulator,
>and diode exactly as Steve shows , your regulator will not work correctly if
>at all. It is a very simple system to make and anyone who has never done any
>wiring can make it just a long as they make sure that they place the proper
>side of the components in the correct wiring path.

Absolutely! Parts installed incorrectly will result in a dysfunctional
device and/or smoke!! Do You think there's anything I need to clarify
about the assembly of the device? I'm going to leave the page up, and Ken
may provide a link to it from the FTE page, so I'd like to make sure that
even the electrically challanged could assemble it with good success.
I'm open for constructive suggestions...

>Almost makes me wish I had
>a 6 volt system to install one on.

Thanks to whoever started this thread! My girlfriend just aquired a '51
c-word "project" truck (I know, but it's still pretty cool..) and It's
going to get a 12volt conversion real soon. I've been meaning to build
a regulator for her, but hadn't yet. When this thread came up I dug thru
my parts bins and found what I needed, scanned all the parts for the article
and soldered up the regulator. You guys were just what I needed to get me off
my ass and get it built! I'll give it to her next weekend...

> Steve I don't guess you could explain how
>the transistor makes the 1 amp. regulator able to work at 10 amps. ? I
>understand it but not that well....you did such a good job on the drawing
>...maybe if you explained it to me it would be easier to understand better and
>someone else might be curious also.

Egads, a course in transistor theory.. I don't think there's enough coffee
here to keep me awake thru that again!
I'll try to keep it as short and painless as possible, but...

For a *simple* explanation, consider the transistor to be a variable resistor,
with the Collector of the transistor being one end of the resistor and the
Emittor being the other. The collector end is connected to 12 volts, and the
Emittor end is connected to Your "load" (gauges or whatever).
You can control how much "resistance" the transistor has by applying a current
to the base of the transistor. In this circuit a small amount of current into
the base controls a much larger amount of current thru the collector of the
transistor and both currents come out together thru the emittor. The ratio of
base current to collector current is called "Hfe" (don't ask what it
means), and
is one the specifications in the transistor data sheet.
For a transistor used in this circuit, the Hfe will probably be between
10 and 50. Sooo.. if You assume that it has an Hfe of 20, then that means
that if You apply 0.1 amps into the Base of the transistor, then 2 amps will
pass thru the Collector and 2.1 amps will come out of the collector.
In our circuit, if You hold the base at a constant 6volts and let the
transistor
draw however much current it wants from the regulator, it will always try and
pass just enough current thru the collector to keep the emittor at 6 volts...

Confused Yet? Good, cuz there's more...

Actually there is a constant 0.7 volt loss between the base of the transistor
and the emittor which causes the voltage at the output (emittor) to be 0.7
volts less than the voltage the regulator applies to the base. That's why the
cicuit actually gives about 5.3 volts out for the 6 volt regulator and 7.3
volts out for the 8 volt regulator. The actual voltage drop varies a little
with temperature and current, but should be from 0.6 to 1.0 volts over
the range of conditions we impose on it.

Sorry You asked yet?

Did any of that make sense? That's a *very* simplistic explaination, and
any one who is still even reading at this point and thinks it's actually
interesting should trot on down to the library and get some books on the
subject! Basic electronics is really pretty easy and it's a gas to be able
to whip up silly little circuits on a whim... (-:


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

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