pre61-list-digest Friday, August 14 1998 Volume 02 : Number 225



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - 12V Conversion
FTE Pre61 - Re: 12V Conversion
FTE Pre61 - 9" Rear End Tag
Re: FTE Pre61 - 9" Rear End Tag
FTE Pre61 - 337 Lincoln Engine from F7
FTE Pre61 - 'fenders needed
RE: FTE Pre61 - 'fenders needed
Re: FTE Pre61 - 9" Rear End Tag
FTE Pre61 - Re: stuck valves
FTE Pre61 - Re: positive ground

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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 08:02:00 -0400
From: Thomas Teixeira
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 12V Conversion

At 5:56 PM -0400 8/12/98, gvanderg wrote:
>Thanks all for the information on the 12V upgrade of my '37.
>What does the ignition ballast resistor do?
>If it is just voltage drop before the coil?

That's what I thought, although I don't know.

>If I upgrade to a 12V coil do I still need a ballast resistor?

Ummm, some 12V ignition systems still use ballast resistors, and the
starting switch will bypass the resistor for extra spark when starting. I
think that some coils may have an internal resistor, or the wiring harness
may have a resistance wire with no separate resistor.

>Is there electronic iginition for a flatty?

Yes. Mallory makes one that is supposed to just bolt on. There are
different ones for 32-48 (bolt on to the front of the engine) and 49-53. It
will run you $325 or so at some place like Patrick's. $36 for a Mallory 12
volt coil.

However, I haven't tried this: just looking at the catalog.

>Thanks GV in CT with a '37 -Black and green attack machine.

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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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 07:38:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 12V Conversion

pre61-list-digest wrote:

> Thanks all for the information on the 12V upgrade of my '37.
> What does the ignition ballast resistor do?
> If it is just voltage drop before the coil?
> If I upgrade to a 12V coil do I still need a ballast resistor?


All Ignition Coils are 6V, even on a factory 12V system. Therefore
they all have a ballast resistor. You can keep your original coil by
using a ballast resistor.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V
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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Wed, 12 Aug 1998 21:53:01 -0400
From: "David M. Ackerschott"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 9" Rear End Tag

Hello All I pulled the tag off of the 9" rearend that my grandad had
installed many moons ago, i was wondering if anyone could tell me what
the gear ratio is and also whether or not this would be a good rear end
to keep in my 53' ford f100, the motor is a 351 cleveland witha c6
trans.
Looking for Sweet & Low with kick when i punch it!!!!

the tag Reads: WDM-T 8MA
3.50 8 731MA

thanks ddavid
>>>>>>Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference.>>>>>>>
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 10:06:44 -0700
From: Keith Srb
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 9" Rear End Tag

At 09:53 PM 8/12/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello All I pulled the tag off of the 9" rearend that my grandad had
>installed many moons ago, i was wondering if anyone could tell me what
>the gear ratio is and also whether or not this would be a good rear end
>to keep in my 53' ford f100, the motor is a 351 cleveland witha c6
>trans.
>Looking for Sweet & Low with kick when i punch it!!!!
>
>the tag Reads: WDM-T 8MA
> 3.50 8 731MA

Gear ratio is 3.50.



Keith Srb herbie netvalue.net
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.netvalue.net/herbie
Mesa, AZ

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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 14:17:59 -0600
From: Jeff Hazewinkel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 337 Lincoln Engine from F7

I was just reading the classifieds on the web site and there was an ad
from someone looking for a 337 Lincoln engine from an F7. I tried to
repsond but the email address was invalid. If whoever placed the ad is
still interested in that engine, please contact me.

Jeff

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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 15:24:36 -0400
From: Brad Burns
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 'fenders needed

Hello,
I am new to the list. I am attempting to restore my grand father's '56
F100 and was looking for fenders, like everyone I guess, and other misc
parts. I thought maybe someone could help direct me to a source.
Currently I have Mid Fifty's catalog.
Brad Burns
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 16:04:11 -0500
From: "Mike Morton "
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - 'fenders needed

Bob's F100 Parts Fairlane Company Gibbon F100's
Riverside, Ca. St.Johns, Mi. Gibbon, Ne.
909-681-1956 517-224-6460 800-833-8019


Marve Thomlinson SoCal Pickups
Cottage Grove, Wi. Buena Park, Ca.
800-573-3260 714-994-1400

Just some places to start looking. I have dealt with Marve
Thomlinson and SoCal and both were good. I stopped at
Gibbon F100's in Ne. and his parts looked good also.
You can look at www.ford-trucks.com under misc. and there
is a spreadsheet listing more suppliers. Just start calling
some in your area and check them out.
Good Luck
Mike Morton
mmorto juno.com



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brad Burns [SMTP:BBurns mail.colgate.edu.wgcinet]
> Sent: Thursday, August 13, 1998 2:25 PM
> To: 'pre61-list ford-trucks.com'
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - 'fenders needed
>
> Hello,
> I am new to the list. I am attempting to restore my grand father's
> '56
> F100 and was looking for fenders, like everyone I guess, and other
> misc
> parts. I thought maybe someone could help direct me to a source.
> Currently I have Mid Fifty's catalog.
> Brad Burns
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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 17:36:36 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 9" Rear End Tag

> Hello All I pulled the tag off of the 9" rearend that my grandad had
> installed many moons ago, i was wondering if anyone could tell me what
> the gear ratio is an
>
> the tag Reads: WDM-T 8MA
> 3.50 8 731MA
>
>

3.50:1 very nice street gear, motor rpm 60 mph will be about 2700. In
my opinion, and who else cares, a real collector item.



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Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 23:56:25 EDT
From: Brechtjohn aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: stuck valves

You are right, however, there is a tool that was made to wrap around the valve
head so that you one can drive the split valve guides out through the bottom.
I used one, it worked great on my '40. I borrowed it from an old-timer
flathead guy (I say that with complete respect and reverence).
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Date: Fri, 14 Aug 1998 00:30:11 EDT
From: Brechtjohn aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: positive ground

Patrick's parts house in Arizona has the instructions for a 12 volt conversion
on their catalogue. It appears to be a very easy thing to do. You can get
his # out of any Hemmings.
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