pre61-list-digest Thursday, August 20 1998 Volume 02 : Number 231

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

FTE Pre61 - 51-52 panel truck
FTE Pre61 - 1956 Suspension help
FTE Pre61 - Y-block oil starving
Re: FTE Pre61 - 1956 Suspension help
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Truck Driving Schools (2 of 2)
FTE Pre61 - '54 Three-Speed Shifter
FTE Pre61 - fender found!



Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 05:39:13 -0700
From: Susi Turner-Tripp
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 51-52 panel truck

Did Clive find the panel truck that he was looking for? L.D. in K.C.
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Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 10:44:05 +0100
From: fredg454
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1956 Suspension help

Date: WEd, 19 Aug 1998
From: Fred Hooper
Subject: Suspension help

I'm building a '56 F-100 to be used mainly as a summertime cruiser. I
have it off the frame and am in the process of fixing everything that
needs it. I've remounted the engine and trans, a previous owner did a "I
can weld somethin' up to do that" job. I've added a Toyota power
steering kit, that will be linked to a GM tilt wheel.
Now you're up to date, here's the problem. I was planning to keep the
stock springs and brakes for now ( read lacks money ) I would like it to
set a couple inches lower than stock. But at this point it's open...Hope
some of you have advice on what to do, or not to do.

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Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 10:46:21 -0400
From: "Scott Calhoun"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Y-block oil starving

I have a 292 Y-Block that I have rebuilt and was recently told that Y-blocks
starved for oil on the top end. To fix this there was a small section of
pipe placed aftermarket on the rocker arms and I am unsure which side it
goes on! Does anyone know which side the little pipe goes on?

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Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 14:12:22 -0400
From: Mick Price
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 1956 Suspension help

I would suggest that you get a Mid-Fifty's catalog. They have
instructions on which leaves to remove to lower the truck and improve
the ride. - Mick
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Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 21:31:11 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Truck Driving Schools (2 of 2)

Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts list members:

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We would like to you to let Alan know you heard about his service
via the Ford Truck Enthusiasts group.

Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program... (thanks
Keith, didn't mean to intrude!)

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 22:43:21 -0400
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - '54 Three-Speed Shifter

Yes, the shift column IS mounted on the outside of the steering
column on a '54, and before I pumped some new grease into that underhood
fitting, I could hardly get it to shift. Fortunately for me, the truck
sat for 23 years, and the shift mechanism was spared all those years of
wear and tear! It works fine, it just shifts danged slow!

- --
Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
innaccesible part of the vehicle."


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Date: Wed, 19 Aug 1998 11:02:15 -0400
From: Brad Burns
Subject: FTE Pre61 - fender found!

I located a NOS fender for my '56 Ford this week. My brother was
talking to a guy who was converting his '54 to a front flip and didn't
need a perfect front fender. He said that he knew I was fixing up my
grandfather's truck and he sold it to my brother for half the price of
FG fender. Excited to say the least....
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