pre61-list-digest Sunday, August 9 1998 Volume 02 : Number 220

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

FTE Pre61 - Re: Hood side emblems
FTE Pre61 - Ford trucks email addresses and web space (free)
FTE Pre61 - 1936 2 ton, 37 pickup
Re: FTE Pre61 - Mig Welder?
FTE Pre61 - 48 F-1 Bed Question
FTE Pre61 - Need stuff??
FTE Pre61 - Re: Stuck valves
FTE Pre61 - Re: Hood side emblem



Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 08:46:08 -0400
From: "Abram H. Stauffer"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Hood side emblems

Plain Bill and Chuck:
At Carlisle I found this vendor that had hood side emblems that were
anything but your usual F-100 style. He had emblems for F-250 and bigger
trucks (up to F-800 Big Jobs). They were either good used or NOS. His
name and number is: Billy Jarrett, 1079 Amherst Road, Morgantown, NC
28655 phone#(828)437-5158.
He also had a hood bird for sale!
Good Luck, Abe Stauffer
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Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 13:50:58 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Ford trucks email addresses and web space (free)

There was an announcement made one week ago about offering
personal email addresses with Ford Truck Enthusiasts
(yourname This service is now in place.
Additionally, we are now offering, on a first come, first
serve basis, free web pages!!!

Here's all the info, concerning the email addresses and
web space:

Email addresses (not free):
A. Pricing
- $2.50 per month with a $5 setup fee. Address is available
in 6 month increments so the initial cost is $20 for six
- renewal every six months is $15 ($2.50/month)
- If you purchase 1 year in advance, the setup fee is
waived and your cost is $30.
- Additional addresses are available at the cost of $1.75
per month with a $2.50 setup fee for each address.

B. These are for personal use only, not for use by businesses.

C. Each mailbox has a 2 meg storage quota. That enough to
hold quite a bit of email when you go on vacation!

Web space
A. We have about 4 meg of space available for personal/club
web sites.

B. We plan to offer 10 free sites, on a first come, first
serve basis. Space limitation per site is 409k. Doesn't
sound like much but here's some information put it in
perspective: the average picture size on our web site is
about 50k (70% image quality JPEGs), the average HTML page
is about 7k. You'll be able to put several pages on the

C. You'll have FTP access to post your pages.

D. Your page's domain would be in the form:

E. Page domain names follow the same naming rules as email

G. Web counter and form email scripts are included.

H. Site must have a link to our main page, we will include
a link to your site in our links section. We have a banner
you can link to but the banner isn't required.

I. Site must be Ford truck oriented.

J. Additional space will be available for $2 per meg, per
month for the first 2 meg and $1.50 per meg, per month
for every meg beyond that. We'll purchase this space
from our hosting company. Purchased space does not have
to be completely Ford truck oriented but should include
some Ford truck content.

K. Once the 10 free sites are given away, paid sites will
be made available at the costs listed above. (1 meg
minimum size). Purchased space does not have to be
completely Ford truck oriented but should include some
Ford truck content.

Combination email address/web sites are available. These email
accounts and web sites are used to pay for the **substantial**
monthly expenses we have, including the mailing lists which many
of you freely enjoy. We will never charge for the mailing lists,
but it does cost us quite a bit to provide the service and we do
appreciate it when list members help out.

If you want an email address and/or web site send me
(kpayne three choices, in order of preference,
for your email/web site address. Addresses must:
1. be 8 characters or less. If you have a special need for
an email address that is longer we can setup an "alias"
longer than 8 characters.
2. start with an alphabetic character
3. contain only alpha/numeric characters

Also, send the password you would like to use. We plan to
put a password change utility on the web site as soon as

Ken and Peggy Payne
CoAdmins, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
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Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 13:35:23 -0600
From: Jeff Hazewinkel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1936 2 ton, 37 pickup

I found this ad in my local paper :

1936 Ford 2 ton truck, 1937 Ford pickup, disassembled with extra parts
both for $500 or best 219 785 6195 or 219 874 9578

I live in NW Indiana and these are local phone numbers. I would jump on
these myself but my garage is already full with two projects.

47 1 /12 ton
53 F600

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Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 14:47:53 -0500
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Mig Welder?

At 06:39 PM 8/7/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I am looking for a 110 volt Mig Welder. Who makes the "best"? Any
>major things to look out for? Is there a good source for discount
>purchases, or is it better to buy local?
>Much maintenance problems?
>Thanks, Paul G.
>PS I realize a 110volt isn't the ideal, etc. How much more than a
>110volt is a comparable 220?

I bought mine from the web. Its a daytona, 115volt, wire feed, gas.
you can also use fluxcore in it. I've used it on sheetmetal to 1/4"
stock. It works wonderfull. I also bought an electronic helmet. It
is very easy to use and the tech. support is very helpful.
Wire speed is fully adjustable with four power settings. (30,60,90
and 140 amp.) Model #888.
They also have a trade up policy.

54 F100
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Date: Sat, 8 Aug 1998 16:27:34 -0600
From: "Paul Clegg"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 48 F-1 Bed Question

Does anyone know how to get the original oak planks out from under the
sheetmetal floor of my 48 F-1's bed? I have the bed off the truck, but it
still looks to me like I have to remove a bunch of rivets to get to the wood
from the bottom... from the top it looks worse!
Paul Clegg

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Date: Sat, 8 Aug 1998 22:02:26 EDT
From: RJC988
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Need stuff??

OK guys here it is. I am about to take the boat anchor I6 out of Soapy. If
anybody needs a running 223 w/3 SP, front axle, and 3.70:1 rear axle; speak
now or forever keep your peace.

The Lincoln clip is about to make contact. Yes, I've changed my mind again!

Glenn in TN
Soapy the 57 F-100
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Date: Sat, 8 Aug 1998 22:23:25 EDT
From: Brechtjohn
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Stuck valves

Two years ago I rebuilt my '40 flathead. It too was my first engine rebuild
and prooved to be a great deal of fun and challenging, as well. I ran into
the same problem of getting all of my valves and guides out of the block. I
had a hell of a time with some of them, others came out easily. It was the
very last one, the most stubborn, that taught me what the problem could be.

I think what happens is that the carbon deposits act as small wedges, locking
the valve in place, preventing it from being pushed up and out of the block.
I used copius amonts of virtually every penetrating oil known to man and still
was unable to free the guide up. Out of total frustration, I sprayed in hole
some aerosol electronic component cleaner that I picked up at Radio Shack.
Bingo, out it came. I think that cleaned the hole of enough carbon to allow
it to come out. Even if you lub the heck out of it, if there are small,
microscopic bits of carbon in the hole they will bind it up.

Also, If you don't already have a valve removing tool (a long bar designed for
the flathead valves) get one. If you can compress the spring from the bottom,
remove the keepers, take the valve out then drive the guides in, this would
work for you also.

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me. From one
flathead novice to another I could give you some info that is taken for
granted that you know by the more seasoned rebuilders. Think like a machine,
scratch your head alot and have a ball.

John Brecht
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Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 20:43:54 +0000
From: Ben Thompson
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Hood side emblem

>I'm looking for the Hood side emblem for my 1954 F250. Anyone know >where I can find one?

>Just Plain Bill
>& Chuck the Truck

Just Plain,

Happened to notice a nice pair of those the other day at So-Cal
Pickups in Buena Park, Ca. the other day. Their number is (714)

Ben Thompson
56 F350 9-ft Express
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