pre61-list-digest Monday, June 29 1998 Volume 02 : Number 181



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Overdrive Questions
FTE Pre61 - Style side bed
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: May archives online
FTE Pre61 - Overdrive Transmission

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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 09:25:30 -0400
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Overdrive Questions

Conor Mulroney wrote:"The truck now has an overdrive transmission attached
to the original 223 cyl. On the drive from the San Jose area to Santa Cruz,
it ran great but when I pulled the handle for the overdrive, nothing
happened! So, help me. Is this an original option? What can I do to see if
it still can work?"
I'm no expert on overdrive transmissions, but I can tell you that they
were an option in '54. As for the lack of response when you pulled on the
switch, my guess is that the overdrive solenoid has gone out, or is not
connected. That IS just a guess though.

Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
innaccesible part of the vehicle."

kyneighbors kih.net


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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 16:15:21 -0400
From: Trent Shirley
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Style side bed

> Date: Sat, 27 Jun 1998 13:52:52 -0700
> From: Vogt Family
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - 57-63 (?) 8' "Style" Side Bed Needed
>
> Having failed to find this particular piece locally, I thought I might
> give you guys a shot...it seems that this is more common on the '50s
> trucks than the '60s ones that were more unibody...
>
> I believe this bed was used from 57-63, it is the *really ugly* 8 foot
> slab sided one, with a step-side style tailgate that has latches and
> chains that rattle around. I still want it because I think ugly makes
> the truck look tough. I have only seen 2 around here but they were
> unfortunately for me both installed on running trucks.
>
> I am in Northern California.
>
> Birken
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I have one on my 60. I was actually thinking of replacing it with a stepside. Course
I am way out here on the east coast. I would also think that the body lines running
from cab to bed would be different for many of the model years. 57 - 60 should be
pretty much the same but I dont know about 56 or earlier.

Later. Trent

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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 17:25:43 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: May archives online

List archives for May have been placed on the web site. Link is
based off the main page.

Later,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 19:18:17 -0800
From: rmeier connect.net (Roger Meier)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Overdrive Transmission

Conor Mulroney writes:
"The truck now has an overdrive transmission attached to the original 223
cyl. On the drive from the San Jose area to Santa Cruz, it ran great but
when I pulled the handle for the overdrive, nothing happened! So, help me.
Is this an original option?"
Conor,
When you pulled the handle marked "Overdrive", that locks the transmission
OUT of overdrive. To get into overdrive gear, the handle must be IN. Then
get the thing up to about 45 or so and let off on the gas. When you feel a
"thunk", you are in overdrive. If the tranny will not drop into overdrive,
chack for a blown fuse, that is the most likely thing to go wrong on the
overdrive. Next thing to check would be the solenoid itself which mounts
on the side of the transmission and is electrically operated.
IMO get the overdrive working. They are like a fourth geat and you need
this with the 223 in 6 engine.
Regards,
Roger Meier


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