pre61-list-digest Tuesday, August 18 1998 Volume 02 : Number 229



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Bed Wood
FTE Pre61 - low beams
FTE Pre61 - Next Pigeon Forge
FTE Pre61 - my problem
Re: FTE Pre61 - my problem
Re: FTE Pre61 - my problem
Re: FTE Pre61 - my problem
FTE Pre61 - my problem
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Truck Driving Schools

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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 08:45:51 EDT
From: TonyDePaul aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Bed Wood

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Abe,

Make a table out of that red oak, then go get yourself some white oak for your
truck bed. Red oak is a sponge; it'll soak up water and rot out in no time.

That's why boat builders use white oak.

Tony

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Okay, I took a piece of my rotted bed wood off (which is now off the
frame) and took it to the local wood expert. He cut it in half, looked
at the grain on the fresh cut end and said it is yellow pine. It does
look like the grain on the pressure treated lumber they sell today which
is southern yellow pine. I have the oak boards already. Why didn't I
check before? Why do all the catalogues sell nothing but oak? I got my
oak pretty cheap so it's no big deal. What does yellow pine look like
when it is finished? If one is going stock do you go so far as to use
the right wood or do you use oak because it looks better? By the way my
wood expert says white oak will last longer than red oak.And I got red
oak!!!
"Woodn't" ya know it, Abe
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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 09:24:07 EDT
From: "Donadio, Paul J."
Subject: FTE Pre61 - low beams

Hello out there,

I have a stock, 1959 F-100 (quad headligts). The low beams will not
illuminate, but they do light up (as they should) when the high beams
are on. The sealed beams are o.k. and all wiring seems to be intact
and sound. I'm guessing it is the headlight switch. Any diagnostic
tips out there?

Thanks,

Paul
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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 12:35:55 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Next Pigeon Forge

While watching my tape of last May's Supernationals, the man said that
the big front lot where many trucks were parked won't be available
because another hotel is going on that spot.
Does this mean the show is moving? It would have to move from the
Grand, since many many vehicles were out front on the grass.
Anyone know what's going to happen? Just curious...I know it's 9 months
away.
Regards, Paul

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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 16:15:08 -0700
From: Kemp Farnsworth
Subject: FTE Pre61 - my problem

Okay everybody, I need help. I recently bought a 1954 F-100 with a
three on the tree. it drives alright USUALLY, but sometimes it gets
stuck in gear, and I can mess around with the shifters at the
transmission itself, it works for a couple times through the gears, then
gets stuck again. Which part(s) do I need to replace? Is it my entire
column?

Thank You
Ryan Farnsworth
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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 17:01:11 -0600
From: "dccc"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - my problem

Hi I was told that you need to replace the shift tube and maybe the levers.
Hope that helps.
David

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> From: Kemp Farnsworth
> To: pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - my problem
> Date: Monday, August 17, 1998 5:15 PM
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> Okay everybody, I need help. I recently bought a 1954 F-100 with a
> three on the tree. it drives alright USUALLY, but sometimes it gets
> stuck in gear, and I can mess around with the shifters at the
> transmission itself, it works for a couple times through the gears, then
> gets stuck again. Which part(s) do I need to replace? Is it my entire
> column?
>
> Thank You
> Ryan Farnsworth
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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 19:06:25 -0500
From: "S. Ainey"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - my problem

It's probably the bushings in the steering column. I had a similar
problem once and got tired of crawling under the truck to get it
unstuck. I replaced the bushings in the column and viola no more
problem.

Steve


39 Ford P/U
90 Gt Conv Stang (for sale)
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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 20:30:27 -0400
From: "C. Greenlaw"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - my problem

Kemp Farnsworth wrote:

> I recently bought a 1954 F-100 with a
> three on the tree. it drives alright USUALLY, but sometimes it gets
> stuck in gear

Are you sure somebody didn't slip a Chevy setup in there? My experience with
Ford column shifters is that a common problem is loose or worn shift linkage
arms on the transmission, which allows the shifter to move back to neutral,
while the trans stays in gear. Other than dirt in your eye, this isn't to
hard to check, just take the nuts off, pull the arm and look. If they look
ok, tighten securely, and put the trans into neutral by hand without the
shift linkage attached. Then put the column shifter into neutral, and see if
the shift lineage slips easily into the arms. Adjust if necessary. Look the
whole mess over while you're under there and see if any other bushings and
such are worn out. The problem may be internal, but a good hard look for
worn or bent parts is lots easier than fooling with a gear box.
47 Fred

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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 22:19:07 -0800
From: rmeier connect.net (Roger Meier)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - my problem

Ryan Farnsworth writes:
"Okay everybody, I need help. I recently bought a 1954 F-100 with a
three on the tree. it drives alright USUALLY, but sometimes it gets
stuck in gear, and I can mess around with the shifters at the
transmission itself, it works for a couple times through the gears, then
gets stuck again. Which part(s) do I need to replace? Is it my entire
column? "

Ryan,
First the good news, most of the problem is not in the transmission. The
linkage is too loose to pull the tranny out of the gear you are leaving
before it slides into the neutral position. Sometimes the problem can be
fixed by replacing the bushings in the shifting linkage, but occasionally
the shift tube inside the column is too worn and it will need replacement.
As a "work around" exagerate your shift pattern when you drive. Push the
shift lever slightly past the neutral position before you let it drop down
to go into second. This will pull it fully out of low and it wil work
better. I drove one for several years this way and had no problems.
Nobody else could drive the truck.
Regards,
Roger Meier

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Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 23:31:39 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Truck Driving Schools

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