pre61-list-digest Friday, August 21 1998 Volume 02 : Number 232



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re:Y-block oil starvation
FTE Pre61 - Suspension Help
RE: FTE Pre61 - Suspension Help
Re: FTE Pre61 - Suspension Help
FTE Pre61 - Mid Fifty's
FTE Pre61 - 292 rocker oiling
FTE Pre61 - Re: '55 for sale???? Where are you?

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Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 06:03:05 -0700
From: JD Hollingsworth Jr
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re:Y-block oil starvation

Scott,

I'm at work right now and don't have access to my manuals, but if you go
to the Y-Block site, I'm sure that you'll find your answer. This site is
a must for anyone with a y-block as there is info and expertise there
that is not found anywhere else. There's a discussion page there that
gets into things that you won't find in any books. Recently there was a
thread on the proper way to set-up a 3-duece fuel system. I found this
invaluable as I'm in the process of doing just that. Enough of my
yamering. Go to the following URL and good luck!

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.aol.com/Yblock/YBLOCK.htm

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Later,
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: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 12:40:54 EDT
From: Dustymtn aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Suspension Help

Does anyone have the address & phone number for Mid-Fifty's? I can't find them
listed anywhere. Thanks!

Dusty Dodge
'55 red F100

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: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 12:00:12 -0500
From: "Mike Morton "
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Suspension Help

Mid 50's F-100 Parts
Franklin, In.
800/252-1956

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dustymtn aol.com [SMTP:Dustymtn aol.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 20, 1998 11:41 AM
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Suspension Help
>
> Does anyone have the address & phone number for Mid-Fifty's? I can't find
> them
> listed anywhere. Thanks!
>
> Dusty Dodge
> '55 red F100
>
> 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: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 15:38:42 -0400
From: ynot80 juno.com (Tony P.)
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Suspension Help

Here is Mid Fifty's address & phone # for you



Mid Fifty F-100 Parts
5221 Highway 68
Golden Valley, AZ. , 86413


Phone Number 1-800-252-1956
Fax Number 1-520-565-2822


ynot80 juno.com

On Thu, 20 Aug 1998 12:40:54 EDT Dustymtn aol.com writes:
>Does anyone have the address & phone number for Mid-Fifty's? I can't
>find them
>listed anywhere. Thanks!
>
>Dusty Dodge
>'55 red F100
>
>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: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 15:55:45 -0500
From: "Mike Morton "
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Mid Fifty's

Sorry about the address. I didn't know they had moved. It has been filed for
future reference.
Thanks

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Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 19:14:22 -0500
From: "wild.bunch"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 292 rocker oiling

Scott:

This rocker shaft oiling issue has been going on for years. The problems
here are 2: First, there is a channel in the surface of the head that
conducts oil from a gallery leading from the center cam bearing to a passage
in the head and into the shaft. The channel would get plugged at times with
sludge because some folks were too cheap to use good oil and change it
regularly. Second, the center cam bearing feeds both rocker shafts, so its
supply of oil pressure was not always sufficient, leading to a spun bearing
(which cuts off rocker shaft oiling completely).

I would suggest that if you have done a careful rebuild job, including
installing bushed and rebuilt the rocker shaft assemblies, and including
carefully fitting the camshaft so that it spins but does not have excessive
center bearing clearance, you will have no problem IF. The IF is if you
change your oil and filter regularly with a good motor oil. Most folks in
the fifties didn't do this.

Should you still be sleepless, you may wish to plug the overflow tubes - the
left overflow is at the rear and the right is at the front, and drill a
small hole in the plug. This will allow sufficient oil to lubricate the
timing chain and distributor gear and is easily accomplished.

There were many solutions to a plugged head passage in the old days. Some
were store-bought and some were home-brewed. Some were exhibited
craftmanship, but most looked like something from Rube Goldberg. I confess
that this "plumber's nightmare" approach never appealed to me; I like the
appearance of the Y Block.

You can find some pretty involved discussions of this subject on the Y Block
page, members.aol.com/YBLOCK/YBLOCK.htm. Check out the discussion board and
go back to about March, give or take a month. The details of different
"plumbing arrangements" and how to set up the overflows are detailed there.

tim

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Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 00:13:34 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: '55 for sale???? Where are you?

In a message dated 8/17/98 5:31:42 AM Central Daylight Time, owner-pre61-list-
digest ford-trucks.com writes:


Body in Grade A condition, 351W,Holly Carb, Competition Cam, Eddlebrock
intake, American Wheels. Needs Headliner and Carpet. Photo in
http://www.ford-trucks.com/

I bought a hunting truck yesterday and I must appease my very understanding
wife.

$5500 Firm

Memphis Area

Wesley Ashworth
9018534004 W
9018537830 H >>

Wesley,

My name is Glenn Gipson. I also live in the Memphis area and am a member of
the FTE pre-61 sublist. I would love to look at your truck. I might not be
able to buy right away, but if my interest is stirred, I might be able to
persuade my "understanding" wife. If
you don't have time for a broke trucker, tell me. I can handle it. But
especially if you are in the Bartlett area, I would love to look!

(I sent this message to your address posted but it was returned!)

Glenn Gipson
Soapy the '57 F-100

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