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pre61-list-digest Tuesday, May 12 1998 Volume 02 : Number 130



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Battery Placement
Re: FTE Pre61 - 1948 F-1 Mirror Questions
Re: FTE Pre61 - Battery Placement
FTE Pre61 - Rear End Suspension, '54 F-100
Re: FTE Pre61 - Tilt front ends
FTE Pre61 - Lee Hardy
Re: FTE Pre61 - Lee Hardy
Re: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Suspension, '54 F-100
FTE Pre61 - '56 Fuel sender
FTE Pre61 - Pinion Gear
Re: FTE Pre61 - Battery Placement
Re: FTE Pre61 - Lee Hardy

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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 05:26:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Burke Wills
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Battery Placement

Does anyone know where the battery was supposed to go on a 1951 F-1.
When I bought mine the previous owner had it mounted under the seat.
Burke




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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 08:50:23 -0500
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 1948 F-1 Mirror Questions

>Question 3: Does anyone know where Lee Hardy's inventory of old truck
>parts, ("several barns full"),ended up?
>
>(I found out that Lee Hardy of Dayville, CT died late last year.

I met Lee through the internet, met him in person when I was in Boston.
He gave me full access to the barns. I tried to stay in contact with him.
Its a sad day when the world looses such a wonderful person.

There were 1000's of parts in those barns, I hope he or his widow were able
to sell them off and not to a scrap yard.

Rich
54 F100
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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 09:06:51 -0700
From: KCOUGHLIN
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Battery Placement

Burke,

Not sure, look under floorboard on pass side in front of seat, that is
where mine is on my 54.

Burke Wills wrote:

> Does anyone know where the battery was supposed to go on a 1951 F-1.
> When I bought mine the previous owner had it mounted under the seat.
> Burke
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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 08:50:56 -0500
From: Brad Shanks
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Suspension, '54 F-100

Hello all,

I have a 1954 F-100, as mentioned in the subject line, and am in the
process of rebuilding it. I have removed the bed assembly and now want
to remove the rear end suspension. However, I am at a loss on how to
remove the pins which hold it on. I have already removed the little pin
which runs perpendicular to the main pin. It looks to me like it screws
out but I am not sure and I don't see how you bang it out due to the
closeness of the frame. Can someone please tell me how to do this and
let me know if there is a special tool which will make it easier.

Thanks for your help.

Brad Shanks
brad kwebdesign.com

P.S. The guy (looked young and didn't seem to have much experience) at
the auto store said to bang the Sh#% out of them but I at him
crosseyed. What a nincompoop to suggest something without even looking
at it first.

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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 09:40:42 -0500
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Tilt front ends

>No Ray the Fairlane has a large nicely molded strengthing rib on the 53-56,
>but no metal anywhere. I made the frame to reduce flexing and to slide the
>entire one peice front end out and then tilt up, to keep from cutting the
>fenders. Fairlane says that they can provide you with drawing on how to do
>this operation, but the ones that they sent to me stunk......worthy for the
>garbage can. I decided to make my own setup and to try to keep my cost below
>100 dollars. I've made three different designs and this last one works
>best.......alas I'm still ironing out the bugs. When I say bugs, the only
>thing left to do is to put a brace from the center of the cab to the radiator
>support and install a roller inorder to clear the anti-sqeak rubber on the cab
>as you open and close your front end. This last design is going to work great
>for my modified truck frame and I think it will work as well on a stock frame.
>I don't believe it will look good on a Che*y clip if it will work at all. It
>depends on how much frame horn length you have or if the mechanism can fit
>inside the frame. I keep telling the owner of Fairlane that I will make the
>kits for them, but he doesn't seem to interested. Wants to pay with peanuts
>instead of greenbacks. Hope this is of some interest, I rambled on after
>answering your question.
>
>Ken L
>
That's OK Ken - Keep Rambling, er, giving me good info, yeah, that's it.
The Louiville cab I have has a bar with rubber bushings holding the
radiator. You might be able to steal the radiator top from one of those. If
you are willing, I would like to know more about how you did the slide-tilt
mechanism? Thanks for the reply

Ray C


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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 11:46:33 EDT
From: TonyDePaul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Lee Hardy

On the recent posts about Lee Hardy: As I understand the story, Mrs. Hardy
decided to sell the house after Lee's death last fall, and that meant she had
to clear out his inventory of Ford parts. Some of Lee's friends pitched in and
spent their Saturdays selling off what they could, through much of the fall
and winter. I believe they sold quite a bit to guys working on restorations;
but there was a scrap dealer in there, too, hauling out iron by the trailer
load.

I had met Lee the summer before his death, at a truck meet in Brooklin, CT. I
was after a couple of spare rims for my '49 F-1, so I could mount a set of
snow tires for the winter. He handed me a card and told me to drop by his
place in Dayville, but he died just a few weeks later. By the time I got out
there, the estate sale was on. I had talked to the man only briefly, but he
seemed like a hell of a nice guy.

He had quite a collection, too: a huge barn, packed from the foundation to the
third-story rafters, plus two smaller buildings jammed full. I don't know
whether it's all gone now or his friends are still out there on Saturdays.
Maybe someone else on the list knows.

Tony
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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 12:49:37 -0600
From: Jeff Hazewinkel
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Lee Hardy

I just want to add a few thoughts about Lee. I am working on a 47 1 1/2 ton and
was able to purchase a few pieces from him. I guess I missed the news of his
death. He was a valuable resource to me and I am sure many others. Good people
like Lee are hard to find. He will be missed.


Jeff Hazewinkel

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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 16:10:37 -0500
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Rear End Suspension, '54 F-100

I have removed the bed assembly and now want
>to remove the rear end suspension. However, I am at a loss on how to
>remove the pins which hold it on. I have already removed the little pin
>which runs perpendicular to the main pin. It looks to me like it screws
>out but I am not sure and I don't see how you bang it out due to the
>closeness of the frame. Can someone please tell me how to do this and
>let me know if there is a special tool which will make it easier.
>
>
Brad,

After removing the small pin, insert a harden bolt (I think I used a 6"
7/16") into the back side of the frame. There's a small access hole that
lines up with the pin. Its not screwed in, the slot on the front is used
to aline the flat spot on the large pin, so the small pin fits. Anyhow,
a large hammer (I used a 20lb seldge) and hammer it out. Once it moves,
it comes out easy. I replaced all the bushings and pins on mine.

I removed the hangers from the frame (alot of rust back there) just grind
off the steel rivets and replace with #8 bolts.

Rich
54 F100
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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 17:00:19 -0600
From: Bill Heykants
Subject: FTE Pre61 - '56 Fuel sender

Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 17:43:11, -0500
From: GEGK00A prodigy.com ( DAN LEE)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - RE: Fuel tank Sender

I believe the '56 sender is the same as earlier versions. That is
10(full) to 180(Empty) ohms. In fact the gauge itself is a 6 Volt
gauge. Ford used a bimetal spring regulator to reduce the voltage
from 12 to 6V. This works because the gauge is a bimetal spring which
integrates the current pulses into heat. The bimetal and the gauge
needle deflect in proportion to the average temperature. By using the
electronic Voltage Regulator you eliminate the pulsing as well as the
difference between full and partial charge of the battery.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V
Thanks Dan , thats very good and helpful info. I appreciate all the
tips and various other things this service offers me . thanks to all .
Bill H
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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 19:35:05 -0400
From: Gary Vandergrift
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Pinion Gear

For your pinion gear, Ray has a ton of old Ford parts. Ray Helger:
rayh wsii.com - worth the free call.
Gary V.
a '37 with no name
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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 19:51:15 EDT
From: JRFiero
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Battery Placement

In a message dated 98-05-11 08:27:16 EDT, you write:


When I bought mine the previous owner had it mounted under the seat.
Burke
>>
It should be in a tray in front of the firewall on the passenger
side. The stand the tray goes on bolts to the frame.
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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 21:28:54 -0500
From: "Mr. Flood"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Lee Hardy

TonyDePaul wrote:

> On the recent posts about Lee Hardy: As I understand the story, Mrs. Hardy
> decided to sell the house after Lee's death last fall,...........

I guess this message never made it. I was wondering about why he hadn't wrote
back!

Subject: Truck Parts
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 20:36:19 -0600
From: "Mr. Flood"
To: Lee Hardy

Lee,

Hello!

Is this still a valid address?

Do you have any '38 and '39 truck parts?

I forget.

Bill Flood


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