pre61-list-digest Monday, August 31 1998 Volume 02 : Number 242



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - 39 torque tube
FTE Pre61 - Springfield Get-Together
FTE Pre61 - Redoing IFS
FTE Pre61 - Gauges & Acorn nuts
FTE Pre61 - Re: 39 torque tube
FTE Pre61 - 99 Pigeon Forge
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site down for upgrades
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Major FTE web site updates!
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Car Lounge Award
Re: FTE Pre61 - Gauges & Acorn nuts
Re: FTE Pre61 - 99 Pigeon Forge

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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 07:22:22 -0500
From: "S. Ainey"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 39 torque tube

I agree it sounds odd. It could be something in the transmission.
Every time I've had the problem the tranny has been in neutral. When I
tried to move the truck (push) it would act just like it was in gear.
I didn't try to put it in gear with the clutch in.

If I rocked the truck back and forth for awhile, it would then come
free. Sometimes with a small pop after which it would roll fine.
I towed it 11 miles after one of these episodes with no problem.

I think it's either the front u-joint or something in the tranny.
Either way the torque tube is probably going to have to come off.
Unless it's easier to pull the engine forward.

Steve
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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 09:21:59 -0400
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Springfield Get-Together

Ken Payne's recent post concerning the Atlanta show got me to
thinking: I will be going to a show/swap meet called "Springfield in the
Fall" in Springfield, Ohio, the same weekend, September 11-13. While I
have not made it to the Fall meet before, if it is like the Spring meet,
it is a general show, with an accent on swap meet, rather than a
strictly truck show. It would be a great meeting place for some of us in
the northern reaches who can't make Atlanta this year.
If any of you are interested, let me know, and we'll get together
Saturday the 12th. If we can't all get together at the same time, look
for a "well fed" guy with light brown hair, a reddish beard and a
"Grover" t-shirt in the vicinity of a Tempo and a Kelty tent, or
somewhere in the swap area looking longingly at something he can't
afford!

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Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

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

grover ford-trucks.com


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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 13:04:59 EDT
From: FRD56F100 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Redoing IFS

I have a 56 F100 which has been subframed with a camaro IFS however the job
was not done right. I want to replace it with another suspension but this
time I want to use a Ford IFS so I can use a 460 motor. It is going to be
hard to do since first I have to remove the camaro IFS. Can somebody tell me
what donor car will be best to use? I currently have a 77 Grand Marquis that
I could use but the subframe looks too wide. Your suggestions will be greatly
appreciated.

Joe
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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 14:24:56 EDT
From: Dustymtn aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Gauges & Acorn nuts

I have several questions for the group...I own a '55 F100.

1 - The speedometer squeals badly above 5 mph (so it's currently
disconnected), the silver background paint is badly faded on one side & the
needle has dropped off. Can I take it apart & reinstall the needle? What
lubricant would you recommend? Has anyone purchased a rebuilt speedo head from
ant of the parts suppliers? Do they repaint the face if needed? Are you happy
with it?

2- I'm looking for a set of 3 chrome bezeled gauges with a mounting panel (oil
pressure, amps or volts, water temp.) & thought someone might have a set for
sale that they never used??

3 - I found some chrome valve covers for my 292 Y-block & need chrome acorn
nuts to fasten them down. Anyone know of a source or have some they'd be
willing to part with??

Thanks a million!

Dusty
Red '55 F100
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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 17:22:16 -0700
From: Ed
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 39 torque tube

To remove, the usual procedure was to jack up and block the rear,
unfasten the two u-bolts that hold the spring to the crossmember,
disconnect the shock links, the emergency brake cable and the brake line
at the rear axle, disconnect the housing at the back of the transmission
and then roll the assembly out from under. (there should be no reason to
disconnect the spring from the shackles)
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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 17:19:49 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 99 Pigeon Forge

Does anyone know who actually sponsers the May Pigeon Forge show? I am
trying to find out if it is going to be at the same location since I
understand the front area is going to be a construction hole for another
hotel.

Thanks, Paul

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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 19:28:37 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site down for upgrades

The FTE web site will be down for approximately
1.5 hours for upgrades.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 20:33:12 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Major FTE web site updates!

Been **very** busy! The web site has many updates! Check it out...

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

Major Web Site Update!!!!!
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- -New multimedia buttons. Any Javascript compatible browsers will work with these.
Will still work with non Javascript compatible browsers. Netscape 3+ and IE 3+
should work great. Make sure Javascript is enabled with these browsers if you
want to see the buttons work.

- -Newly enhanced search engine.

- -Search button at the top-right hand corner of most pages.

- -Top banner looks much better than it used to. Now fits to page size regardless
of screen resolution.

- -Completely new classifieds.
1. 40 different sections - makes it easier to find what you're looking for
2. You can now remove your ads
3. Picture ads!! These will cost $5 for 6 months. I would do it for free
but each picture ad takes some setup time on my part.

- -July archives on-line.

- -Misc Section Additions
1. Updated and extensive suppliers list submitted, by Mike Morton. This is
really good!
2. Engine Combination Tester, by Sleddog
3. Rod Ratio Simulator, by Sleddog
4. Recording Sheet for Measuring Bore Dimensions in the Cylinders Using a Bore Gauge
by Sleddog

- -Pictorial additions
92 F150 4x4
91 F150
67 F100
97 Expedition
92 Eddie Bauer Bronco

- -New Tech Articles
1. Installing A 1987-93 Mustang SEFI 5 Liter V8/AOD Drive Train into A
61- 79 F100 - F250 Truck, By Donald R. Haulsee
2. How to change valve springs and valve stem seals (Without removing the
cylinder heads)
By Steve Delanty
3. Steering Wheel puller for '71 F100 (and many other Ford vehicles)
By Steve Delanty
4. Transistorized Points Ignition
By Steve Delanty, How to add transistorized points ignition to older
engines that can't be converted to full electronic ignition.
5. On board air
By Steve Delanty, How to add an on-board air compressor to your truck.

- -Awards - New Autumn 98 award from Carlounge added.

- -Press releases - new section showing what the press has to say about us.

- -Extended Warrantees - Warranty Gold has teamed up with us to offer extended
warrantees for new and used trucks, vans, suvs and cars. These are up to
60% lower in price than dealer warrantees and usually have better covered.


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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 20:33:56 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Car Lounge Award

Autumn Car Lounge Awards just came out. This time we got
10th place instead of 1st but I'm still pleased. Check it
out:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://carlounge.com/topten/ttaut98.htm

Thanks for the support on the vote, we really appreciate
it. Looks like FTE is really starting to get noticed!

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 20:36:44 -0400
From: Thomas Teixeira
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Gauges & Acorn nuts

At 2:24 PM -0400 8/30/98, Dustymtn aol.com wrote:
>I have several questions for the group...I own a '55 F100.
>
>1 - The speedometer squeals badly above 5 mph (so it's currently
>disconnected), the silver background paint is badly faded on one side & the
>needle has dropped off. Can I take it apart & reinstall the needle? What
>lubricant would you recommend? Has anyone purchased a rebuilt speedo head from
>ant of the parts suppliers? Do they repaint the face if needed? Are you happy
>with it?

I recently transplanted an odometer into the speedometer of my '35 truck.
The needle was just pressed onto the shaft and can be replaced, but be
careful since it is delicate. We used some light machine oil in the
speedometer head and liquid graphite in the cable: more of our noise seemed
to be in the cable, not the head unit.


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: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 20:46:16 -0400
From: "Byron Rosbrugh"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 99 Pigeon Forge

Since I am new to this wonderful source of information concerning Ford
Truck Enthusists, I would like to find a list of future shows and swap
meets. Is there a published one, or does someone have a list of upcoming
events? Thanks much, Byron in KC

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> From: Paul
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - 99 Pigeon Forge
> Date: Sunday, August 30, 1998 5:19 PM
>
> Does anyone know who actually sponsers the May Pigeon Forge show? I am
> trying to find out if it is going to be at the same location since I
> understand the front area is going to be a construction hole for another
> hotel.
>
> Thanks, Paul
>
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