pre61-list-digest Thursday, September 3 1998 Volume 02 : Number 245



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - A Little More on Springfield
FTE Pre61 - Speedometer
Re: FTE Pre61 - 99 Pigeon Forge
FTE Pre61 - Gas Tank
FTE Pre61 - FTE t-shirt
FTE Pre61 - FYI on new book to be released soon

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Date: Wed, 02 Sep 1998 06:53:56 -0400
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - A Little More on Springfield

Hey all!
I let myself fall behind on checking my e-mail, so I didn't notice
until this morning (Wednesday) that a few of you need more info. Sorry
about that! "Springfield '98 - Fall" will be held at the Clark County
fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio, near Dayton and Xenia, and within
sight of I-70. For those of you who like to camp out, there are
campgrounds at one end of the fairgrounds with hookups for those who
need them. Campsites with hookups cost $20 a night, general admission is
$5 a head.
For more info call (937)376-0111.

See you there!

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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


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Date: Wed, 02 Sep 1998 07:12:31 -0400
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Speedometer

I'm behind on my e-mail, so somebody may already have answered the
following question. Dusty wrote: "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?"
Remove your instrument cluster. Since you have already disconnected
the speedometer cable, the hard part is (almost) over. The speedometer
itself is held on by 3 screws (I believe). When you remove the top
screw, you will uncover a small hole in the speedometer shaft housing
that has a felt wick down inside it. Put some light oil, 3-in-1 or
something like it, on that wick. After the oil soaks in, put a little
more on it. I'm pretty sure the speedo needle is a push on fit, but it
bends easily, so I think you can reinstall it if you are VERY careful.

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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


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Date: Wed, 02 Sep 1998 10:29:26 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 99 Pigeon Forge

At 08:42 PM 9/1/98 -0600, you wrote:
>The Pigeon Forge F100 Super Nationals are sponsored by Truckin magazine.
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>Jim
>
>51 F5 COE
>53 F100 panel
>

Pat Ford Promotions does the show. Pat Ford started it,
and has been putting it on since its inception. Pat Ford
is the person you need to talk to about it and its events.
I'll see if I can dig up the phone number.

Ken Payne



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Date: Wed, 02 Sep 1998 02:03:26 -0400
From: "David M. Ackerschott"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Gas Tank

Hello everyone, I am thinking about putting the gas tank in the frame
below the bed, has anyone done this?? A good freind of mines wife all
most died in an accident in their 53 for last week, someone t-bone her
on the drived side, and the gas tank blew up, she is has burns but
luckily nothing live threatening, so beeing i in the midly of a frame
off restoration, i was think i might like to move the fuel tank from
under the cab, i would appreciate any input

thanks dddavid
1953 Ford F100 Sweet & Low
1996 Ford Contour(Wifes pride and joy)
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Date: Wed, 02 Sep 1998 22:19:41 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - FTE t-shirt

This past Spring I mentioned putting together a Ford Truck Enthusiasts
t-shirt. Several list members sent in pictures for the design. Thanks
for the time you took to do this. Unfortunately, due to time constraints
and a lack of artistic ability, I haven't been able to come up with a
design.

I'd like to ask list members to come up with a design. It should show
the spirit of what FTE is all about and no focus on one specific type
of truck. Perhaps 2-3 trucks on the design from different eras. Peggy
and I are going to put together a prize pack (to be announced in the
next few days) and the winner will get the prize pack, along with their
signature in the design.

All designs will be posted to the web site, along with an anonymous
voting center so everyone can vote on it. We'll keep the final price
of the t-shirt reasonable.

Send the designs to kpayne ford-trucks.com. Note in the email that
its for the t-shirt contest. We prefer JPEG (JPG) formated files but
most anything else will work.

On another note, several people emailed me concerning the spammer. I'm
a little behind in my email and will reply to your comments/questions
tomorrow.

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

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Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 22:19:28 -0700
From: "Stephen R Brown"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - FYI on new book to be released soon

Just got a new mail-order catalogue from a company specializing in
automotive books. Seems a new publication will be available in mid-October
titled "Classic Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks 1948 - 1956" by Don Bunn. The
description says "...a chapter devoted to each F-series year and includes
photos of restored vehicles, archival photography, plus original
engineering drawings and artist's renderings. Includes coverage of hot
rods and customs." Sounds like a good reference book! Any chance we will
see it show up on the FTE shopping cart pages soon?

Steve Brown
'49 F1
'62 Bird

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