pre61-list-digest Monday, July 13 1998 Volume 02 : Number 195



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Extended Y hangers
Re: FTE Pre61 - Volare v. Mustang ifs
FTE Pre61 - 53' Ford Grill
RE: FTE Pre61 - 1953 ?????'s
FTE Pre61 - broken bolt extraction
Re: FTE Pre61 - Volare v. Mustang ifs
Re: FTE Pre61 - 53' Ford Grill

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Date: Sun, 12 Jul 1998 08:34:17 PDT
From: "Bill Carlson"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Extended Y hangers

hello,
To anybody that has installed extended Y hangers before, do you use the
stock y hanger along with the new extended one? I think it works this
way because of the way the new Y hanger is designed. Thanks for any
help.

Bill
56 F100

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Date: Sun, 12 Jul 98 00:39:03 PDT
From: "David M. Ackerschott"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Volare v. Mustang ifs

Thanks for the input paul, Big questions thought how is the ride with the=
volare front end
i realize you can raise and lower but does it affect the ride?? I am cons=
idering the mustang II
with airbags instead of coil spring, so i would beale to raise and lower =
whenever need ( i think!!!!)

David A.
1953 Ford F-100

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> A big consideration for using the Volare front end is that in states
> such as Virginia, which have bumper height laws, (the bottom of the
> bumper here cannot be under [if I recall] 10 inches), due to the ease =
of
> adjustment, you can raise your low front end to legal height for
> inspection very quickly.
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> Paul G.
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Date: Sun, 12 Jul 98 00:42:01 PDT
From: "David M. Ackerschott"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 53' Ford Grill

Any one know where i can located a 1953 Ford F100 Grill??
I have a 55' but i like the 53 a little better, also anywhere on the
web where i can find a picture of the grill on a 53 Ford Car???
thought this might look cool that is if the grill is already cool!!!

thanks David A.
1953 Ford F-100

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Date: Sun, 12 Jul 1998 15:35:13 -0000
From: "KEVIN R COUGHLIN"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - 1953 ?????'s

No modifications were needed for the rack and pinion steering unit, bolted
right in. I used a small block 351w with no mounting problems at all. I used
a GM tilt steering column from a van (no key on column). The steering
linkage had to be made, but was fairly easy. The basic kit cost me about
$400.00 (that was six years ago). I traded a junk car, the one I got the
motor and trans from, for the suspension parts. I don't think the spindles
were bigger, but you might call Fatman Fabrications and ask about that. I
also used the larger rotors off a Granada and used a kit to bolt on GM
calipers from a Camaro. The people at Fatman were very nice and did not mind
answering my questions when I did the swap, good luck. If I can help any
more you can email me at KCOUGHLIN Prodigy>Net.

Kevin

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Date: Sun, 12 Jul 1998 21:21:06 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - broken bolt extraction

Well, I said it earlier on another subject, but ...
Its always somethin'.
I was removing my flathead exhaust manifolds today, to put on the headers.
The bigger bolts on the front flange (are they all like that -bigger bolts in
front?) were pretty tough, most of the others just came right out, but, of
course, ...
The top rear right bolt just snapped right off. Nothin' to it. Didn't
even feel it coming. Anyway, ..
I'm up for suggestions on getting the rest of it out. Between 3/8 and 1/2
inch are sticking out of the block, and my plan is to: heat it (propane), hit
it (shock that rust away), and soak it (WD-40). The grab it with a stud
extractor if it will fit, or vise grips.
Anybody have any miracle cures? Someday the motor needs to come out, but I
don't feel like lifting it just to drill/easy-out one bolt.
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Date: Sun, 12 Jul 1998 23:05:13 EDT
From: KLaff61624 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Volare v. Mustang ifs

I can't say how good of a ride you'll get with a mustang II because I've never
rode in one. My 55 has a volarie front end and it rides very well, I'm
pleased with it. The mustang is a cleaner looking suspension but I doubt that
it rides any better.

Ken
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Date: Mon, 13 Jul 1998 01:25:31 -0700
From: courtney dmi.net
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 53' Ford Grill

Here is an address for a listing of Ford parts suppliers.




http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.classicpickups.com/ford_parts.htm
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