pre61-list-digest Thursday, July 16 1998 Volume 02 : Number 198



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Lincoln 9" rear
FTE Pre61 - 53 chrome grill
Re: FTE Pre61 - Decided
Re: FTE Pre61 - Decided
FTE Pre61 - Rear Ends..
FTE Pre61 - Insurance for Soapy
FTE Pre61 - Broken Bolts
FTE Pre61 - Volare IFS
Re: FTE Pre61 - Insurance
FTE Pre61 - dual resevoir master cyclinder
Re: FTE Pre61 - Cordoba Front End

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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 07:15:26 -0400
From: "John Miller"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Lincoln 9" rear

> MichellHC aol.com wrote:
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> > John, let us know which Lincoln rear it is. I was from a full size
Lincoln, but I am hearing or reading it will fit your application. I will
measure it from wheel flange to wheel flange on Thursday. You or anyone
else want the thing, let me know.

John Miller
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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 07:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 53 chrome grill


and as long as we are looking for grills....

anyone got a chrome 53 grill they want to part with at a
"reasonable" price

thanks

john
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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 17:26:09 EDT
From: Cdalep aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Decided

Re, lowering the rear end of your 53, I have a Torino clip sothe front became
lower , a local spring shop reversed the eyes on my stock springs and I got a
nice even highth w/o blocks or frame mod.
Cliff
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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 98 03:15:59 PDT
From: "David M. Ackerschott"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Decided

Cliff, thanks for the reply, how low is your front end??? does reversing =
the eyes in the back
give the truck a low level look or more of a prostreet stance????
thank david
53'ford f100 Sweet & Low
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> Re, lowering the rear end of your 53, I have a Torino clip sothe front =
became
> lower , a local spring shop reversed the eyes on my stock springs and =
I got a
> nice even highth w/o blocks or frame mod.
> Cliff
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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 07:06:48 -0500
From: Josh Hamilton
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Rear Ends..

I have a 59 F100 with a 4:11 rearend and I want to switch to a higher
gear ratio. My question is should I simply buy another rear end with
the ratio I want or should I buy new gears? I will rebuild either way
with all new everything, but I don't know which would be cheaper/better.
I am also having trouble finding a rebuild kit for the front end of my
truck. I am going to have to replace the leaf springs so I need to do it
all when I have them off. One of them is cracked. I have to buy both of
them don't I. I mean if I just bought one then it wouldn't ride right
would it?

Thanx for the help,
Josh
(59 F100 trying the original approach...for now)
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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 19:26:40 -0500
From: "wild.bunch"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Insurance for Soapy

Do a search with your favorite search engines for classic and antique
insurance. My rig is insured for $5000 and I pay about $400 a year. These
outfits generally give you a bunch of quizzes, both via mail/email and by
phone. They will want to see pictures of your rig and maybe have you show
the secure garage that you park it. You will usually get 2500 to 5000 miles
a year to drive (but not to work). They will be asking questions about
whether you have hot - rodded your rig, too. Since mine has the Y-Block, I
was cool, but if Soapy has a different motor (I thought you said you did a
swap) you might have to switch catagories. There are usually more than one:
antique, street rod, etc. As far as being protected against idiot drivers,
consider yourself to already be protected. You don't live in Dallas. This is
the worst driving I've ever seen. If you want to hide from idiots, you will
probably have to go to the show or race circuits.
tim

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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 21:23:49, -0500
From: GEGK00A prodigy.com ( DAN LEE)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Broken Bolts

In my vast experience with broken bolts, I have been able to remove
the bolt with a punch and a hammer. First use WD40 or any lubrication,
then drive the bolt counterclockwise with the punch. When the bolt
breaks the stress on the threads is removed and just a little
lubrication should enable it to turn. However without a head it is
hard to apply torque. The hammer and punch will supply enough torque.
I will not guarantee this will always work, but it has for me. Do not
use a EZ out, if they break off then you have a real problem.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V
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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 21:31:08, -0500
From: GEGK00A prodigy.com ( DAN LEE)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Volare IFS

I have been reading the thread on Volare and Mustang II IFS, and have
some questions about the Volare IFS. That is:
What wheels do you use with the Volare IFS?
Will 4.5" Ford wheels fit?
How about Rotors and Calipers?

I talked to one person who had a Volare IFS and he used some kind of
adapter for his wheels.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V
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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 19:46:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Insurance

- ---RJC988 aol.com wrote:
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> 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)?
I have been told that if you get it apraised then you will get a more
fair deal for the damage. That will be the first thing we do when we
finnish our 52 this summer.
Scott
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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 21:21:38 -0700
From: "Tom Ewing"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - dual resevoir master cyclinder

Does anyone have a 68-72 Ford with four wheel non-power drum brakes? I
bought
a dual resevoir master cylinder to replace the single, and I don't know if
it makes
a difference whether I connect the front brakes to the front resevoir or
rear resevoir?
And same with the rear brakes. I recall lots of articles regarding
disc/drum etc.
but what about 4/wheel drums and connecting to the dual resevoir? The
master
cyclinder I bought is a replacement for 68-72 Ford whatevers with non power
drum brakes. I installed the setup some time back, and at this writing I'd
have to
look myself to remember which way I did the install. The system holds
pressure
well, etc in my shop, but it will be a year or so before I get on the road.
I thought
someone might just go out and look under the hood.
Tom Ewing
58F100

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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 04:51:16 EDT
From: Lookn4iron aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Cordoba Front End

I have begun the process of installing a Gibbons front crossmember and a
Cordoba (Plymouth Satellite, actually) front end.. Does anybody have
any advice on problems to be aware of in making the change over. I will
have a Ford 390 and a C-6 transmission in my 1956 F-100 when completed.
I hope to use a 1978 Camaro tilt wheel (no shift lever). I have a PS
pump from a 390 but does anybody have recommendations of a better choice?

I just discovered that the lug pattern of the Chrysler rotors does not
fit the presumably original Ford pattern on my F-100. Is there any other
way t o go other than changing wheels? I would like to retain the
current aftermarket wheels!

Bill Meglen
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