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pre61-list-digest Sunday, May 24 1998 Volume 02 : Number 144



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - 239 V8 Specs
FTE Pre61 - volare front end
FTE Pre61 - RE: Advice on buying 53-55 F100
Re: FTE Pre61 - 239 V8 Specs
Re: FTE Pre61 - 239 V8 Specs
Re: FTE Pre61 - 239 V8 Specs
FTE Pre61 - exhaust
Re: FTE Pre61 - volare front end
Re: FTE Pre61 - exhaust

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Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 06:21:39 -0400
From: fmester ibm.net
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 239 V8 Specs

I need the tuneup specifications for a '51 flathead ie: timing, point
gap or dwell angle, plug gap. What is the crankcase capacity? I have
filled it to the mark on the dipstick with only 2 1/2 quarts.
Thanks....Frank

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Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 10:21:24 -0400
From: "DAVE"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - volare front end

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>I have recently purchased a 1953 Ford cab and chasse. I am looking for
>information on installing a volare front end. I would like to know how
>difficult it is and where I may obtain a pattern for this procedure. I
also
>need to get information on what yearand make vehicle to use for my rear
end.
>
>Thanks in advance.
>Dave
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Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 10:42:29 EDT
From: TonyDePaul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - RE: Advice on buying 53-55 F100

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Dallas,

Man, you build a pretty good case for NOT buying an old truck. No tools, no
mechanical background, no patience. That can all be overcome, of course,
because you clearly have the desire. But you also raise a much tougher issue:
Sounds like your wife's not really on board with the idea. There's nothing
like friction under yer own roof to take the fun out of owning an old truck. I
think I'd get that sorted out first of all. Take her to a couple of truck
shows this summer and maybe she'll get as hooked as you are.

Also, you'll have plenty to keep you busy if you do buy an old truck so don't
burden yourself with non-issues. You don't have to upgrade anything about your
suspension, steering or brakes to drive your truck to work every day. Just
drive sensibly.

Best of luck,

Tony
'49 F-1






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Sat, 23 May 1998 01:23:16 -0700
From: "Dallas Lowrey"
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Subject: FTE Pre61 - Advice on buying 53-55 F100
Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 03:19:35 -0000
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Hello everyone,
I have some questions about buying a 53-55 F100 (OK, maybe a big
window 56). What I want is something "decent". I can't afford "nice" or
"fancy", and I don't have the time for a "rebuilder". Actually, I have
time, but I lack patience :) With a total budget of ~$3000 what can I
expect to get? There are, however, stipulations. The truck must run. If I
can't jump in the truck and run to the store for milk and eggs, my wife
won't let me buy it. I have a garage and some basic hand tools, but I am
definitely not a mechanic. Next, I live near Chicago, so I know that rust
will be a problem. What are the hard to fix spots that I should avoid? Ca=
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corners?
As far as originality, it'd be nice to have an all original
truck, but being realistic, a newer small block and tranny will probably
go in if I can't find a truck with it already installed.
Eventually, I want my truck safe and reliable enough to be my daily
driver. That means ~30 miles each way to work, mostly interstate. At the
very least, I know that the steering, brakes, and suspension will need
updating, and probably some higher gears in the rear-end. Not to mention
the million little things that you never think about. But, this is in the
future, and I don't need a truck at this level to start with (although it
would be nice)
I could go one forever with my wish list, but I'll stop here. Please
tell me if I'm being realistic, or what to expect when looking, etc. I
probably start "shopping" this summer, and would like to find a truck
before the cold weather hits in the fall. I don't want to rush in and fin=
d
out a month later that I'm way over my head, so any and all advice is
appreciated. Thanks for your time.

Dallas Lowrey
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Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 12:36:05 -0600
From: "Joe Michels"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 239 V8 Specs

Frank-- My Shop Manual for the 49-52 Ford F1 Shows the following
specifications for your truck:

Timing--- 2 degrees Before Top Dead Center
Point Gap-- .014-.016 inches
Plug gap-- .028-.032 inches
Oil Capacity-- 5 quarts-- 1 additional quart with filter change

OK-- sounds like this should help-- Wonder if you might have the wrong
filter installed?
The specs I gave you was for a 239 V8 flathead. Is yours different? If
yes, ask again and I will get the book.

Joebob

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> Subject: FTE Pre61 - 239 V8 Specs
> Date: Saturday, May 23, 1998 4:21 AM
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> I need the tuneup specifications for a '51 flathead ie: timing, point
> gap or dwell angle, plug gap. What is the crankcase capacity? I have
> filled it to the mark on the dipstick with only 2 1/2 quarts.
> Thanks....Frank
>
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Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 16:08:42 -0400
From: fmester ibm.net
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 239 V8 Specs

Joe,
Thanks for the quick response. I do have a 239 ci engine. The oil filter
canister does not have a filter in it, I have one coming shortly from
Sacramento Vintage Ford Parts, plus all the ignition parts and a carb
rebuild. I have just purchased the truck, I dont think its the original
engine as the heads say Mercury. But it seems to run good, no
smoke..etc. It does need the vacuum advance that is coming. It may have
the wrong dipstick?? Who knows? Again thanks for the info, I'm sure I'll
be asking more....Frank

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Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 17:07:25 -0600
From: "Joe Michels"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 239 V8 Specs

Frank-- The filter for the truck is a FRAM CH-4-- I got mine at Auto Zone,
about $6.00 ea. My luck with Sacremento Vintage Ford parts has been super,
great parts, great service and timely delivery. If you wish, I will
measure the dipstick and see what I can tell you. I think that mine is all
original-- in fact, I am just about through finishing rewiring the truck,
using the rewire kit from Sacremento. Pretty costly time you get all of
the parts, ~$300, however, looks like a great kit. In fact, the
instructions are almost goof proof, not that I need that, however, kind of
pluggy/chuggy!!!!!!!

Let me know if I can be of further help.

Joe

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> Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 239 V8 Specs
> Date: Saturday, May 23, 1998 2:08 PM
>
> Joe,
> Thanks for the quick response. I do have a 239 ci engine. The oil filter
> canister does not have a filter in it, I have one coming shortly from
> Sacramento Vintage Ford Parts, plus all the ignition parts and a carb
> rebuild. I have just purchased the truck, I dont think its the original
> engine as the heads say Mercury. But it seems to run good, no
> smoke..etc. It does need the vacuum advance that is coming. It may have
> the wrong dipstick?? Who knows? Again thanks for the info, I'm sure I'll
> be asking more....Frank
>
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Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 08:45:42 -0400
From: Gary Vandergrift
Subject: FTE Pre61 - exhaust

So does anyone see exhaust stacks anymore (besides on tractors)? I have
to replace the whole system on my '37. I found a set of headers from
Reds, now I am wondering if a set of stacks would look good. I have a
spare tire on the running board so I would have to have them come up
through the bed. Did anyone see any while in KY? The alternative would
be to put the tail pipes in front or back of the tires I guess.
Gary V.

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Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 23:00:00 EDT
From: KLaff61624
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - volare front end

No-Limit engineering makes a vidieo and templates for the volaire front end
under a f-100

Ken L.
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Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 23:10:18 EDT
From: KLaff61624
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - exhaust

you can buy stacks wherever big truck parts are sold. Here in ole KY. we
fellers just go down to the ole trucks parts and equipment store and cart us
home a pair of them there puppy's, yep make for a real hooting time running
down main st. You'll ought ta see the town folks heads turning plum near
clear around just a lookin at our truck. Sorry for the humor but I could
resist .

Ken L.
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