pre61-list-digest Monday, June 15 1998 Volume 02 : Number 169



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In this issue:

crossover pipe
Re: reality or pipedream
Re: Truck stories
Re: Truck stories
Frame welding!!!!
Re: Dwell Angle versus Dwell Percentage

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Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 08:44:15 EDT
From: "Donadio, Paul J."
Subject: crossover pipe

I just purchased a new crossover pipe for my '59 F100 292 V8. I
am confused as to how the two piece unit is installed so that
exhaust doesn't leak where the two pieces mate. The original pipe
(which is currently leaking!) is also two pieces and, as far as I
can tell, never had any type of clamp at the joint.

Can someone out there clear up this mystery for me? I'd certainly
appreciate it!

Paul
JZ77 maristb.marist.edu

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Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 11:06:25 -0400
From: "bill daly"
Subject: Re: reality or pipedream

Truly and well said, John.

One of my motives for getting a big ol' truck was to remind me that I do not
have to live at everyone else's fast pace. When I drive the old bitty, I
take it easy for certain and enjoy the ride, bounces and all. Performance
is not what this particular vehicle represents to me. Now if I were a real
mechanic and had all the right knowledge tools...I might think differently,
but I don't think so.

Even when driving in New York City people don't usually honk at me when I'm
double clutching my little heart out at a light. They seem to intuit that
the old girl is doing the best she can. And maybe she helps others to take
a moment to relax.

Jan



- -----Original Message-----
From: Brechtjohn aol.com
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Saturday, June 13, 1998 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: reality or pipedream


>I have a 40 pickup and have a blast driving it around town. I have l long
>since gotten used to the fact that Highway driving is out of the question.
It
>is a 3/4 tonner and the rear end is geared to climb trees not cruise at
high
>speeds. If you want to keep it original, like I do my truck, then brace
>yourself for the original charm of driving a truck of that vintage. Much
of
>which is slow speeds and a real stiff ride. Since I got my truck I learned
>that old men don't drive the way they do because of their age, it's because
of
>their trucks. If you can get used to the fact that you will be restricted
to
>around town and vacant back country roads then go for it and have a blast,
I
>did and I do.
>
>sincerely, John
>

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Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 11:08:26 -0400
From: "bill daly"
Subject: Re: Truck stories

If you've already mentioned a deadline, I've lost it.
If not, do you have a date certain by which you need to have the writing in
hand?

Thanks, Judy,
Jan

- -----Original Message-----
From: Scott
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, June 14, 1998 12:03 AM
Subject: Truck stories


>I have posted this before and was looking for more replies. Come on
>guys, share your memorys.
>
>
>experience with your F Ford truck. Stuff like; how I got my first F
>truck,
>my Grandma's old F Ford, how I fell in love at a Ford truck roundup,
>my most memorable F Ford moment.
>
>I have a publisher. Now I need stories. All published authors will
>receive a Free copy of this classic book.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Judy 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/
>
>
>_________________________________________________________
>DO YOU YAHOO!?
> >
>

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Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 11:52:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott
Subject: Re: Truck stories

- ---bill daly wrote:
>
> If you've already mentioned a deadline, I've lost it.
> If not, do you have a date certain by which you need to have the
writing in
> hand?
>
> Thanks, Judy,
> Jan
>
No there is not a cut off date but the sooner the better. Lets show
some Ford pride here. Or she might change her mind and do one on
Ch*vys!
Scott
> >I have posted this before and was looking for more replies. Come on
> >guys, share your memorys.
> >
> >
> >experience with your F Ford truck. Stuff like; how I got my first F
> >truck,
> >my Grandma's old F Ford, how I fell in love at a Ford truck roundup,
> >my most memorable F Ford moment.
> >
> >I have a publisher. Now I need stories. All published authors will
> >receive a Free copy of this classic book.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Judy 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/


_________________________________________________________
DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 16:53:10 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: Frame welding!!!!

Guys,

It has been a long time since I have posted anything to this list. I think I
posted this some time in the past, but I don't remember seeing it or any
replies.

I have purchased a 5.0 with AOD, EFI, and other computer controls. I might
try to graft a Towncar front clip to Soapy. Question to those who weld more
than me: do I need to worry about sensors or other computer wiring frying as I
weld with the engine in place? I have removed the computer module from the
donor car. I might have to buy an after-market wiring kit, but would love to
save the money and use the factory harness. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Also, I know that a MIG welder would be much better ot use, but a gasless wire
feeder is cheaper and I have been offered a stick welder to borrow. WHAT TO
DO???????

Glenn Gipson (GN in TN)
Soapy the '57 F-100

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Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 00:50:04 -0700
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: Dwell Angle versus Dwell Percentage

>I need help!! What is the difference between dwell angle and dwell
>percentage? I have my 52 F1-- the dwell gage says that I have about 19
>degrees of dwell, however the book (FORD Shop Manual) talks about 58-62%
>dwell closure. I cannot find any transformation tables or conversion
>factors. What should the dwell meter say? Is my 19 degrees right? The
>truck seems to run just fine?!!!!!!! This cannot be complicated, however,
>don't have any guidance on this matter.

Dwell angle is the *number of degrees* of distributor rotation that the
points are closed prior to firing each cylinder.

Percentage dwell closure is the *percentage* of 1 full open/close cycle that
the points are closed.

For an 8 cylinder motor the open/close cycle for each cylinder is 45
distributor degrees, so a dwell angle of 19 degrees would be a dwell closure
percentage of 42.2%.

A dwell closure of 60% should be 27 degrees of dwell.

Unless You've got a 6 cylinder, then those numbers are all wrong...
(they may be anyway, it's late! :)

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

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation
leans on the doorbell.

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