pre61-list-digest Saturday, June 27 1998 Volume 02 : Number 179



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - 8N Tractors
Re: FTE Pre61 - I bought a UFO
FTE Pre61 - Running Board Upgrade
Re: FTE Pre61 - Carlisle and YBlock engine color!!!

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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 06:52:23 -0400
From: Trent Shirley
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 8N Tractors

Driving down the road the other day I spotted a late 40's Ford 8N tractor that looks to be in excellent shape. It had a for sale sign on it so I figured I
would post here in case anyone was interested in more details.

I am out in Western Mass. If anyone is seriously looking for more info I can get it for you.

Later. Trent

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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 01:16:49 -0500
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - I bought a UFO

Hi folks,
I bought a UFO (un-identified Ford Ornament) from the hood of a 53-56 f-100
I beleive. It looks like a plane and has the numbers BA 16850 F. Abe
Stauffer knows exacly where it came from because I got it from him, hoping
it was an optional factory accessory, which I don't remember seeing. Does
anyone have any listing as to the optional accessory hood ornaments for
53-56 and can anyone tell me what the one I have is for. It fits the
contour of the hood perfectly, but it's a plane, not a bird as I have been
told they should look like. BTW if anyone has the correct bird for sale at
a reasonable cost I would be interested.

Thanks
Ray C


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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 15:29:35 EDT
From: Dustymtn aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Running Board Upgrade

In a message dated 98-06-25 21:40:57 EDT, you write:

>I wonder if anyone knows where I could purchase a covering material for
>my panel's running boards. The boards are solid, but have some bad
>spots, but not enough to justify buying new ones for this daily driver.
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>The material I was looking for would be like the black plastic used on
>the step areas on rear bumpers. Is this or something similar available?
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>Thanks, Paul G.
>
Hey Paul -

Altho I haven't used it yet, I bought some black "protective body shield" (it
is available in clear & black) from J. C. Whitney that is used to protect the
lower panels from stone chips. Some newer vehicles have a similar coating
sprayed on at the factory. I plan to cut this vinyl material into 1/2" or 5/8"
strips (it comes in a 12-foot roll that's 6 1/2" wide) & apply it to the ribs
on the running boards. I chose this stuff because I didn't want it to look
obvious like body side molding (it's only 3.56 mils thick) but still allow
them to stepped on without scratching. Cutting will be the only trick. I'll
let you know how it turns out.

Dusty Dodge
'55 F100
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Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 22:59:40 -0500
From: Ray Cardogno
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Carlisle and YBlock engine color!!!

If any one can confirm or refute this let me know. But it looks like
>the truck engines in '54 were red and in '55 and '56 they were yellow!
> Buying this brochure was well worth the trip to Carlisle. It has
>answered a long standing question that no one in my contact could
>answer, including the Henry Ford Museum and the Ford Motor Co!
> Abe, owner of a red (under blue) 239 '54 F-100
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My factory 55 is Yellow


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