pre61-list-digest Wednesday, August 5 1998 Volume 02 : Number 217

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 and Older trucks and vans
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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Bedliner
Re: FTE Pre61 - '51 F5 Radio
FTE Pre61 - Radio source
FTE Pre61 - Flathead headers
FTE Pre61 - RV: Looking for...
RE: FTE Pre61 - 56 F-600 Cabover
Re: FTE Pre61 - '51 F5 Radio
FTE Pre61 - dead brakes
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Change of policy with email addresses



Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 10:12:32 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bruce Dunne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Bedliner

I like to use my '53 F100 for the occasional hauling
job, but the bed is too nice for any rough stuff. Has
anyone ever been able to find a bedliner for their
truck? You'd think that a standard bed like a 4'x6.5'
would be easy to find a liner for, but so far I have had
no luck.

I don't want to go with those spray on kind since I don't
want to hide my wood floor for the occasional showing.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 12:53:13 -0400
From: "John Miller"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - '51 F5 Radio

I think I saw the very thing you are looking for at being
auctioned off, I know, I know I should have immediately posted it but it
wasn't but just a couple of days ago so I think it should still be there. I
used they're search and punched in "ford trucks" and they have a mess of
stuff, mostly toys etc. but some other "real" stuff. check it out

John Miller, FoMoCoNUT
96 F-350 Reg Cab XLT, 4x4, 460 w/ A4OD, My Baby "Baloo"
75 F-100 Reg Cab Ranger, 2wd, 360, C6, Daily Driver "Lucy"
and "always" looking ! ! !

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Date: Tue, 04 Aug 1998 10:06:00 -0700
From: JD Hollingsworth Jr
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Radio source

Hi Group,

Some members were asking about where they could find a radio for their
trucks. I heard about this site from another list but have not had any
dealings with them. The URL is;

- --
JDH "Once the pin is pulled and the spoon is
66 Charger 78 1/2 FLH-80 released, Mr. Grenade is no longer our
55 F-100 79 80" Custom friend"
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Date: Tue, 04 Aug 1998 14:21:12 -0500
From: Paul Meysembourg
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Flathead headers

>From: JRFiero
>Subject: FTE Pre61 - Flathead headers
> Oh, what a job!
> I've temporarily installed a set of steel tubing headers from "Early Ford"
>on my '51 V8 F1. I don't recommend them to anyone. They're the same set
>seen from several vendors. They are not, however the center exit headers
>shown in the Sacramento catalog, which might work just fine. Too late.

I used a set of Sanderson headers on my '50 with the stock front end /
steering setup
and I am very happy with them. The mounting flange is a nice, thick 3/8
plate and overall
construction is quite nice. I, too, had to dimple the driver's side just a
bit for clearance
with the steering box but it wasn't too much of a problem. I also am using
flathead pipes and I have to admit - they sound very nice - even to an
untrained young
ear like I have.
p.s. People, when informing us about the treasures you have found in
junkyards, etc,
could you please at least tell us the area of the country you're in (so I
don't have to get
my hopes up for nothing)! Thanks :)
Paul Meysembourg
Duluth, MN

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Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 17:10:59 -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.
>Thanks for your help!

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Date: Tue, 4 Aug 98 18:47:31 PDT
From: Molly & Garry Catalano
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - 56 F-600 Cabover

Hey paul, Could you check and see if the running boards and the doors are in good shape? It should say C600 on the hood. Where are you located. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Thanks Garry
- --- On Mon, 03 Aug 1998 18:43:56 -0400 Paul Gayda wrote:

>I was down at a junkyard to get parts off a 52 F5, and I noticed they
>had recently brought in a 1956 F-600 (I believe) cab over. I didn't
>really pay much attention to it and, for all I know, no one else will
>either. I just wanted to mention it incase anyone wanted me to check
>out anything for them the next time I'm out there.
>They are really ugly! Oops...I better hush...the last time I used that
>word about a 57 I got busted.
>Regards, Paul Gayda
>55 Panel still named Wallace
>53 Pickup still named Gromit
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Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 23:24:04 EDT
From: Filzdad
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - '51 F5 Radio

Try It's Bob's Radio Restorations. He appears to have
a '51 Ford radio for $495, but lots of other years cheaper, under header "For
Sale". Good luck.

Matt, still looking for my dream truck (hint: '37-'42 1/2T)
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Date: Tue, 4 Aug 1998 22:43:11 -0700
From: "Stephen R Brown"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - dead brakes

The stock (?) brakes on my '49 F1 aren't quite right. When applying the
pedal, there is no grab for a few seconds though the pedal feels firm.
Suddenly the left front starts to grab and lock up the wheel. Originally,
I had problems with the brakes binding and replaced all wheel cylinders and
rebuilt the master cylinder as there was corrosion in all cylinders. I
also cleaned and lubed everything. Also adjusted the brakes several times.
This took care of the binding but not the dead feel. I've done lots of
Ford brake jobs in my time and don't see anything out of the ordinary with
this setup. No hot spots in the drums and the shoes don't look glazed or
soaked with fluid. My previous ride was a '66 F100 with a manual brake
setup that stopped about a million times better than this. I would
appreciate any feedback or ideas.

Steve Brown
'49 F1
'62 Bird
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Date: Wed, 05 Aug 1998 00:50:06 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Change of policy with email addresses

Concerning the email sent out last week about the sale of
email accounts on FTE:

Business accounts will **not** be available. A business
with "" as part of its address implies
that FTE is part of that business. Imagine what would
happen to FTE's name if a business with our site address
started screwing customers!

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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