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Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 06:00:13 -0400 (EDT)
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pre61-list-digest Friday, May 29 1998 Volume 02 : Number 151



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Need Aerostar help
FTE Pre61 - Re: Ranchero List
FTE Pre61 - Fiberglass Fenders
FTE Pre61 - Re:break lines
Re: FTE Pre61 - Welding skills
Re: FTE Pre61 - Wheels
Re: FTE Pre61 - Oil Additives

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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 14:46:37 -0700
From: "Roger Fletcher"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Need Aerostar help

I have a 1987 Aerostar van & need help with a couple of little problems. I need to change out heater hoses, not sure how to uncouple the end that hooks to the firewall. 2nd problem is slack in the steeering column. It swings left-right at about the same spot the tilt wheel joint is. I don't know what is loose, and how to go aboput tearing into it.

Thanks for any Help.

Roger Fletcher


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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 20:59:27 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Ranchero List

>Subject: FTE 80-96 - ADMIN: Ranchero list?

>Anyone here think a Ranchero list would be a good idea?

There is already a Fairlane, Ranchero & Torino list in operation if anyone
is interested.

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Chuck Colvin
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 18:47:03 -0700
From: Dan Wentz
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Fiberglass Fenders

I've just recieved a pair of fiberglass fenders for the front of my 50 F1.
They look pretty good, and apart from having to drill all the mounting
holes myself installation should be pretty easy. Does anybody have any
experiences/horror stories they'd like to share with me before I to
anything permanent to the fenders? Here, finish this sentence: Dan, under
no circumstances should you ever even think of__________. Thanks!

~Dan

PS--please don't finish that sentence with "using fiberglass instead of
steel"--I've already tortured myself with that one for a year.

1992 Ford Mustang LX
1950 Ford F1, 351C-2V (Now legally on the road)
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Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 22:04:27 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re:break lines

Forwarded for: "Patrick Porter"

hello
just looking for a little help, I have a 1954 F-100. When I purched it,
it was in great shape but mostly apart.The restoration was already about 1/3
done. wh*ich was great but the problem is that i never got to see how some
things went, for example the break lines? I've put the ECI bolt on disk kit
on the front, and rebuilt the rear drums

what I dont know is the route that the hard lines take, mostly on the front
end. could
someone give me a little insite. thanks


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Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 00:46:58 -0500
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Welding skills

>Howdy folks,
>
...... What type(s) of
>welding to I need to learn and what are the different types of welding
>used for in
>regards to restoring an old truck?
>
>Thanks,
>Chris

I am definitely sold on TIG. I got a quick lesson on one 15 years ago and
have been using one ever since. After a night of welding panels, you should
be good enough to go, if you are good with your hands. With TIG (Toungsten
Inert Gas) you can weld 2 safety pins together and can control just how
much filler to introduce, if any. You can weld steel, alum, brass, etc. You
can control how much heat you are applying and pinpoint it. This is not the
best welding means for production welding in large volume under unchanging
conditions (usually best application for MIG), but for a restoration
project, it's pants. By the way, you can stick weld with a TIG welder also
for the "deck plate" type of jobs. Lot's of guys use MIG (Metal Inert Gas),
I think because it is far more prevalent, because it welds faster, but it
just keeps on welding, even if you wish you had more or less heat or filler
rod at a certain spot. It is essentially the same thing except you have the
welding filler wire spewing forth into your weld (instead of the tungsten
tip just providing the arc and not melting, spattering or changing length)
at a pre-determined rate, even if you would much rather just re-melt a
heavy weld and flow existing material (the beauty of TIG). Where the best
is needed, ie commercial jets, etc. TIG is an absolute.

I would have to say, my second suggested method is oxy-acetylene welding
with a small tipped or jewelers torch

IMO,

Ray C


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Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 00:49:26 -0500
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Wheels

>Mike,
>
>Let me share this with you. The restoration shop I use was able to find
>a set of 4 15" wheels on a 54 F100. By the time we got done with sand
>blasting, hand sanding, prime coat, 2 color coats, and 4 clear coats I had
>17 hours of labor plus materials.
>
>If you are doing a show truck it is one thing. If not, try Vintage Wheels
>and
>buy the new copies at less than $50.00 each.
>
>Howard


I agree with Howard. I got some wheels at Wheel Vintiques for $39 ea.


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Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 01:00:36 -0500
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Oil Additives

>I just finished reading the article on oil additives and had to add my
>two cents worth. I tried Slick 50 in a Dodge caravan with a 3.0 liter
>V6. At the time I had about 50000 miles on it and wasn't having any
>problems. No smoking or burning oil. I put in the Slick 50 at the
>recommendation of a good friend and by 55000 miles was I ever sorry.
>All of a sudden I was using oil and pumping smoke out the exhaust. Now
>it's possible my motor was just going bad, but I then used some Rislone
>with my oil to clean the engine out and most of the problems went away.
>The oil has always been changed between 2000 and 2500 miles. I put in a
>quart of Rislone every other oil change and had no more problems. I just
>sold the van with 110000 miles and it is still running fine. It seems to
>me that there is a lot of hype on oil additives and if truth be known
>that regular oil changes and maintenence are worth more then any
>additive.
>Mike

It is also a good idea to put some fresh garlic in the clove compartment 8=
=AC)


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