pre61-list-digest Wednesday, August 26 1998 Volume 02 : Number 237



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Pre61 - Rebuilding ????
FTE Pre61 - Parts Needed
FTE Pre61 - Kentucky area listing
Re: FTE Pre61 - Kentucky area listing
FTE Pre61 - Mayden Voyage!!!!

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Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 07:06:57 -0400
From: "Tarnoff, Howard"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Rebuilding ????

While I have not dug into a 351 I can tell you about my past
experience in rebuilding a motor. I had gotten into dirt track
racing as a sponsor and spectator. Did not know a spark plug
from an oil filter. Decided to jump behind the wheel so I bought
a "turn-key" car. The motor went on the second night out. I learned
very quickly that I needed a spare ready at all times so I bought
another one and also bought an engine stand. Then I got a shop
manual and began.

It was a heck of a learning process. Just took it down, put all
the nuts and bolts in baggies (make certain you write on them what
it is...left, right, etc)and put it back together.

The fun part was when I got her ready to start. Had the whole family
and most of the neighborhood over. Crossed my finger and fired it
up.

Go for it. Everyone should build one...one time. No, I will
never do it again!

Howard

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From: David M. Ackerschott [mailto:idah0 impulse.net]
Sent: Monday, August 24, 1998 4:22 AM
To: perf-list ford-trucks.com; pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Rebuilding ????


Hello all i just finished my frame for my 1953 ford f-100 so now on to
the motor, i have a 351 cleveland i am wondering how hard it is to
rebuild it??? i have never taken an engine apart before so i was kind of
wondering if any one could give me some pointers, the motor ran fine
when it was in the truck it smoked a little, it have a 2 barrel carb, so
i would also like to with this to a 4 barrel, i guess my question is is
it easier to rebuild or just go out and by a long block ??? any help
would be greatly appreciated.

sure am looking forward to the California North and South Ford F100 Show
this next weekend..........

thanks in a advance dddavid
1953 Ford F100 Sweet & Low
1996 Ford Contour
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Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 15:11:56 -0400
From: "Tarnoff, Howard"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Parts Needed

I was wondering if the short running boards on the 53-56 F-100 rack bodies
are the same as those on the f-500/600 series rack body trucks. I have a
hunch they might be the same except for the brackets. If anyone knows or
could look it up I would be grateful.
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Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 17:08:22 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Kentucky area listing

In a message dated 8/23/98 5:30:00 AM Central Daylight Time, owner-pre61-list-
digest ford-trucks.com writes:



Okay, ladies and gentlemen, I usually haunt the Pre '61 list, but I
need to get a message across to more than the people on that list. I
want to compile a list of all FTE people in the Kentucky area. The
reason is that I want to get as many of us together as possible to form
a club that would be associated with the Ford Truck Enthusiasts website.
This would be a dues-paying club with 2 primary purposes:

1. To give us all an excuse to get together and talk about our
trucks
2. To help support this web site we all enjoy.

I am not saying I want to preside over such a club, but I know there
has to be more than just me and Ken Laffoon here in the Bluegrass that
own, drive, and love their Ford truck(s) enough to be associated with
this website. Let's get together and hash it out, and do something that
looks vaguely organized.
- --
Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

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

grover ford-trucks.com
>>
Don,

Memphis is probably not close enough is it?

Glenn in TN
Soapy the '57 F-100

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Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 18:14:18 -0400
From: "Melayne Arnold"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Kentucky area listing

Don,

My father and I live in Kentucky, and would be interested in hearing more
about your proposal. We live in Hardin County (E-Town, Radcliff, Ft. Knox),
about an hour south of Louisville. Hope to hear from ya soon.

- -Stoney and Bud (father and son)

1957 F-100 223, 3-speed (Danny)
1968 F-250 360, auto (Double Ugly; the name fits)
1976 F-100 302, 3-speed ('Ol Blue)(For Sale $800)
1979 F-250 429 P.I., T-18 (Suzie; family member)
1983 F-250 460, C-6 (Willie; the dependable one)

- -----Original Message-----
From: RJC988 aol.com
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 1998 5:16 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Kentucky area listing


>In a message dated 8/23/98 5:30:00 AM Central Daylight Time,
owner-pre61-list-
>digest ford-trucks.com writes:
>
>
>
> Okay, ladies and gentlemen, I usually haunt the Pre '61 list, but I
> need to get a message across to more than the people on that list. I
> want to compile a list of all FTE people in the Kentucky area. The
> reason is that I want to get as many of us together as possible to form
> a club that would be associated with the Ford Truck Enthusiasts website.
> This would be a dues-paying club with 2 primary purposes:
>
> 1. To give us all an excuse to get together and talk about our
> trucks
> 2. To help support this web site we all enjoy.
>
> I am not saying I want to preside over such a club, but I know there
> has to be more than just me and Ken Laffoon here in the Bluegrass that
> own, drive, and love their Ford truck(s) enough to be associated with
> this website. Let's get together and hash it out, and do something that
> looks vaguely organized.
> - --
> Don Neighbors
> '54 F250 Named Grover
>
> "Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
> innaccesible part of the vehicle."
>
> grover ford-trucks.com
> >>
> Don,
>
>Memphis is probably not close enough is it?
>
>Glenn in TN
>Soapy the '57 F-100
>
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>

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Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 11:51:10 -0500
From: Josh Hamilton
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Mayden Voyage!!!!

Hello All...

Well I have been talking to some of you about my '59 F-100 and I am very
happy to say that tomorrow I will take her to work for the first time. I
have had her for about a year and a half now and one thing or another
has kept me from getting her back together until now. I will let you
know how everything goes. Thanks for all the help and when you all are
heading in to work tomorrow you can know that there is one more old Ford
out on the roads again!!!!

Josh

Big Red Beauty ('59 F-100)
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