pre61-list-digest Sunday, July 26 1998 Volume 02 : Number 208



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: bumper height
FTE Pre61 - RV: Looking for...
Re: FTE Pre61 - RV: Looking for...
FTE Pre61 - How Many Quarts
Re: FTE Pre61 - How Many Quarts
FTE Pre61 - Daily drivers
Re: FTE Pre61 - How Many Quarts

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Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 06:55:16 EDT
From: Cmulroney aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: bumper height

Hello again to all,
Consider me spanked for the non FTE request eairler : )-
A new question:
Does anyone know the stock bumper height for a '54 F100. I'd like to know how
much my springs are sagging!
Thanks,
Conor
'79 Bronco (Tweety)
'54 F100 (Lucifer)
and the rest don't ask cuz I can't keep track
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Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 18:39:24 -0500
From: "Miguel Londono"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - RV: Looking for...

I am looking for a Ford F-1 1948-1951 with the original V-8 Flathead.
Ontario, Canada.


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Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 19:38:20 EDT
From: Fordf3 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - RV: Looking for...

Just saw one today at summer Carlisle was a f 47 from ontario
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Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 19:23:30 -0500
From: "Mr. Flood"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - How Many Quarts

Hello!

Today, I drained the oil and other substances that were
contained within the oil pan of my '39 truck. Over the
years, starting when I was 14, I put various liquids into
the engine in hopes of someday restoring my Grandfathers
truck. Well, nothing is stuck! Everything moves.....

I put the oil drain pan, with convenient pour spout under
the drain plug, cracked it loose, and out it came.......
It was clear, then dark, but all in a rush. Soon I watched
with great concern as the liquid slop came closer to the top

of the drain pan. Then it came out of the spout! It was
convenient.......I quickly put my hand over it. Then
wondered
what to do next. With one leg I hooked a bag of old rags
and dragged it close. This was a real fiasco!!!!

Now, do I fill it back up with oil? Or use some kind of
flushing agent?
Also, how much oil does a 85 HP, '39 1/2 ton truck take?

I plan on starting it late this summer.

Thanks for any help!!

Bill Flood
Marathon, WI

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Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 20:27:24 EDT
From: Fordf3 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - How Many Quarts

My 39 85 hp car takes 4 qts
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Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 18:43:07 -0600 (MDT)
From: Darcy Lee Davis
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Daily drivers

My truck is nowhere near done, but I figured I'd better start planning
ahead if I ever want it to be a daily driver. I was wondering about a few
things. First, how have some of you dealt with the following:
-Security (eg. door locks on original trucks)
-Gas mileage
-Winter driving
-Engine wear and tear, and
-Oil filtration- As far as I know, the old flatheads don't filter
all the oil like the new engines do. They only take a sample of oil from
the pan and filter it, so much dirt is allowed to circuilate before it
finally is caught in filter.

Also, I need some way of putting panels back together once I cut out the
rust. I have experiance with arc, wire feed, and Oxy-acetylene welding.
However, I hear the hot ticket is a mig or tig welder. I used oxy
acetylene for body work before, but now am considering buying some
equipment, and wonder which is better. I have not seen a mig in action, so
if you have had experiance with both, let me know what you think.
Thanks,
Darcy 3x48 F68

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Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 21:49:22 -0400
From: Thomas Teixeira
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - How Many Quarts

At 7:23 PM -0500 7/25/98, Mr. Flood wrote:
>Now, do I fill it back up with oil? Or use some kind of
>flushing agent?
>Also, how much oil does a 85 HP, '39 1/2 ton truck take?
>
>I plan on starting it late this summer.
>
>Thanks for any help!!

Well, I just put 5 quarts in my '37 block, 85 HP. If you got much more than
that, I'd be real worried that the water jackets have rusted completely
through. You might check to see if there's anything left in your radiator!

I'd recommend getting any or all of "Rebuilding the Famous Ford Flathead"
by Ron Bishop, "Ford Flathead V-* Builder's Handbook 1932-1953" by Frank
Oddo and "Tex Smith's The Complete Ford Flathead V8 Engine Manual" by Ron
Ceridono. The first is a very matter of fact "how to take it apart and put
it back together". The second does that and talks more about performance
modifications. The third is a collection of chapters about engine history
and various types of modifications.

Note: it turns out the engine in my '35 truck wasn't recently rebuilt after
all and I'm trying to decide what to do about it. I did just replace the
cylinder head gaskets which were leaking exhaust in the coolant and
discovered that the water passage were kinda gunked up, and I suspect that
my oiling system also doesn't look so good on the inside. One of the
benefits of doing a full blown engine rebuild with all the block cleaning
steps shown in Frank Oddo's book should be more reliable, cooler operation.

I would be leery of putting in a flushing agent since you could just loosen
up some crud which is happily stuck somewhere harmless and get it stuck
somewhere more important.

Tom Teixeira mailto:tjt world.std.com
94 Taurus SHO 5-speed NESHOC/SHO Registry
'66 Mustang convertible (200 cid auto) http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://world.std.com/~tjt
'35 Ford Pickup (flathead V8)


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