pre61-list-digest Wednesday, July 15 1998 Volume 02 : Number 197



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: 53 Grill
RE: FTE Pre61 - glasspacks
FTE Pre61 - Insurance
FTE Pre61 - Volare or not to Volare
FTE Pre61 - Bolt Removal, Clutching, and Tranny Oil...
FTE Pre61 - 55 Grill
FTE Pre61 - Decided
Re: FTE Pre61 - Decided

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Date: Mon, 13 Jul 98 21:25:32 PDT
From: "David M. Ackerschott"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: 53 Grill

Good Morning, thanks for the reply to my post, what kind of shape is the =
grill in and how much are you
looking for, i am building a 53' but the grill was destroyed in an accide=
nt way back. where are you
located???? let me know

David
1953Ford F100

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> I have one that I might sell to you, e-mail me.
>
> I am also looking for the front lower valance for my 56 project F100. =
Anybody
> has one for sale?
>
> Joe
> frd56f100
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Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 10:08:08 -0700
From: "Gates, Markham"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - glasspacks

The louvers should be closed toward the inlet and open toward the
outlet.

Markham Gates
markham.gates boeing.com

> Anyway -
> I bought a pair of glasspacks for my '51 flathead at Spring
> Carlisle, and
> just got around to the exhaust project. One of the pair is backwards!
> The shells are the same, 2" ID on both ends, and both have an
> 'INLET'
> sticker on one end. Trouble is, when you look down inside from the
> INLET end,
> one has the 'louvers' open end toward you, the other has the closed
> end toward
> you.
> Anyone know which end is which?
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Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 17:49:13 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Insurance

Truckers,

I was just wondering about how to insure Soapy against Memphis Drivers. How
do you guys handle such problems (if you have such drivers)! Are there any
stories out there about insuring these beauties for full replacement value,
only to have someone else hit them and the at-fault ins. co. only trying to
pay "bluebook" value (nonexistent on ours)?
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Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 17:57:40 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Volare or not to Volare

I

Subject: FTE Pre61 - Volare ride

My son has a monte carlo clip under his 56; I have the volare under the
53, and I can't tell the difference.
Both of these, and I'm sure the Mustang II also, are modern type
suspensions with lots of rubber in them to insure a good ride.
Both of them are better than my 55 panel with stock suspension and sway
bar....hmmm....there they both sit, in the driveway...I wonder if I
should do what I'm thinking...naw. I'll leave them alone.

Regards, Paul >>

Thanx Paul. Which might have been easier? Cheaper? Would you even attempt to
graft something from a Towncar? I am afraid to try and not beign able to make
it work and ruining my frame in proccess.

Glenn in TN
Soapy the '57 F-100
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Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 19:49:22 -0400
From: "Don & Teresa Neighbors"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Bolt Removal, Clutching, and Tranny Oil...

If all else fails and you find the block MUST com out to pull those bolts,
you might check your local machine. I took a set of FE heads to a shop that
specialized in broken bolt removal. He had what was essentially a plasma
torch mounted on a stand. It operated by sending pulses of plasma into the
offending bolts (and one easy-out), blasting the holes clean in a matter of
minutes. He then ran through the holes with a tap to clean the threads, and
they were like new!
Of course, you should only do this when MUST remove the engine. :-)
Brian, check your local VW speed shop or an issue of "Hot VW" magazine.
Neal makes several hydraulic clutch retrofits, and from what I've seen, a
lot of guys will get the cylinders and reservoirs and faricate the rest.
While I am only familiar with the VW applications, it may be worth a look
to see if they might have something you could put on your Effie. It would
certainly be better than cobbling together a mechanical linkage...
Ed, I use 80W-90 in Grover's "Heavy Duty" three speed. I have seen cars
(Like an MG I once owned) that use 30 weight. SOme current standard
transmissions use motor oil, but I don't know which ones.

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: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 10:18:50 -0700
From: "Gates, Markham"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 55 Grill

As long as we are talking about grills, does anyone have a chrome plated
55 F-100 grill they would like to sell?

markham.gates boeing.com

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Date: Tue, 14 Jul 98 05:44:50 PDT
From: "David M. Ackerschott"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Decided

Well thanks for everyone who posted answers to my volare vs. mustang II
question, i have decided to use the mustang II. I got to ride in a 55' =
ford with
the mustang II and i fell in love so today i have been boxing in the fron=
t end.

New question???? With the mustang II up front any ideas on what to do wit=
h
the rear end to bring it down to match the front???? Again any help would=
be
greatly appreciated.

Thanks again
David A.
1953 Ford F100 (Sweet and Low)

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Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 17:51:15 -0700
From: "oldguy1"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Decided

i was advised by a expert to install a late model ranger spring setin my
54.he says it will match my new mustang 2 front. i seen one in his company
truck and it works great... you can use either a 8 in or a 9 in. good luck
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From: David M. Ackerschott
To: Pre61-list
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1998 5:43 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Decided


>Well thanks for everyone who posted answers to my volare vs. mustang II
>question, i have decided to use the mustang II. I got to ride in a 55' ford
with
>the mustang II and i fell in love so today i have been boxing in the front
end.
>
>New question???? With the mustang II up front any ideas on what to do with
>the rear end to bring it down to match the front???? Again any help would
be
>greatly appreciated.
>
>Thanks again
>David A.
>1953 Ford F100 (Sweet and Low)
>
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