pre61-list-digest Tuesday, September 22 1998 Volume 02 : Number 265



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: C-6 Tranny
FTE Pre61 - Classifieds
FTE Pre61 - 56 F100 Restoration Vermilion (Red)
FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100
FTE Pre61 - Posted Pictures
Re: FTE Pre61 - what to do next
Re: FTE Pre61 - Classifieds
FTE Pre61 - Intro & Wheel Adapters
Re: FTE Pre61 - Intro & Wheel Adapters
FTE Pre61 - Carb I.D.
FTE Pre61 - Weld in subframes

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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 10:06:37 EDT
From: STUDJAMES aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: C-6 Tranny

In a message dated 98-09-22 07:57:01 EDT, you write:


Hello Jack. In reguards to your possible engine swap, your C6 tranny
will bolt up to the late 289's, the 302, the 351W, and I've been told
also the 300 cu.in. 6 cyl. I'm not possitive about the 6 cyl., but the
others are for sure. >>

At one time, I had an ''85 F100 with 300-6cyl and C-4 and an '80 F100 300-6
w/C-6. The C-6 was by far the better trans and would tow or haul anything
with satisfaction. I was disappointed with the C-4 and had to rebuild it
every 70K. I put over 200K on the C-6 and was going strong when I sold it.
You will find many good combo's with the C-6 (or C-4) very adaptable.
Jim 54 Reb
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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 09:57:27 -0400
From: "Byron Rosbrugh"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Classifieds

What is the best place to sell or swap parts? Noticed something in past
messages from Ken Payne about a Classified web site. How do I find it?


B. E.Rosbrugh
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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 09:54:17 -0400
From: "Byron Rosbrugh"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 56 F100 Restoration Vermilion (Red)

Several weeks ago I posted a request for paint color information and
received helpful responses suggesting a couple of books--Ford Pickup, Color
History and The Development History & Restoration Guide by Paul McLaughlin.
I was able to find the first book, but it doesn' t have the information I
need. Have been searching for the second, but haven't found one in print.
Does anyone have the Paul McLaughlin book and does it list specific
original colors of various parts. I need to know the original color of the
engine block, valve cover, oil pan, intake and exhaust manifolds. Assume
all the perifial parts, generator, starter, transmission, horns, are black.
How does the original color codes translate to todays mixing formula, for
example Colonial White is shown in the Specification book as M-20J-524.

Also, a question on Custom Cab Chrome, I notice some have chrome trim
around the rear window, sometimes there is chrome around the door windows,
and are the park lights chrome? I appreciate all the help I can get.
Thanks
Byron in KC
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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 17:21:05 -0400
From: Howard Tarnoff
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100

The only cosmetic variance I have on my 55 F100 is the seat covering.
The winter will be here all too soon and I plan on redoing this as a
snow bound project. I have checked with LeBaron Bonnie and ABC
Interiors and they are clueless as to what the actual was on a 55.

I hope that someone on the list has hard facts;

We would be more than happy to reimburse for the expense of photograps
that show the detail of the grain and trim style.

Thanks in advance,
Howard

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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 02:56:29 -0400
From: "David M. Ackerschott"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Posted Pictures

Hello all thank you for visiting my new web site,
I have now posted pictures of how my 53' looked
when i brought her home. pictures were shot the same
day so please feel free to check them out there are
under the heading "The Beginning". Also sign my guest book
if you like.

thanks doubledoubledavid
1953 Ford F100 Sweet & Low
1996 Ford Contour (wifes pride & joy)
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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 20:14:27 -0400
From: Jack Fleming
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - what to do next

Thanks. Its good to know I have all of those options without changing out
the tranny as well. I'm going to spend more time getting to know the 351C
and learning what I can do with it before making any decisions about a swap.
Jack Fleming
'54 F100


At 02:36 AM 9/22/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Hello Jack. In reguards to your possible engine swap, your C6 tranny
>will bolt up to the late 289's, the 302, the 351W, and I've been told
>also the 300 cu.in. 6 cyl. I'm not possitive about the 6 cyl., but the
>others are for sure. I ran a 302 in my '56 for severel years, and was
>very happy with it except it was a little light on power for pulling my
>trailer, (22' 5th wheel) so I upgraded to the 351C last year. boy what a
>difference in power that made. I was suprized that it didn't cost me
>anything in milage. In fact I now get better milage towing the trailer
>than with the 302. This my only truck and my daily driver. If there is a
>trailer around The Rat will be in front of it, not sitting on it. I'm
>with you Don. Henry built 'em to drive, so I do. Sorry to ramble. Kinda
>combined two posts into one.
>
>
>
> Rix56 'The Rat'
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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 20:47:02 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Classifieds

At 09:57 AM 9/22/98 -0400, you wrote:
>What is the best place to sell or swap parts? Noticed something in past
>messages from Ken Payne about a Classified web site. How do I find it?
>
>
>B. E.Rosbrugh

Go to our web site. Click "Classifieds"

Ken



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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 21:07:07 -0400
From: Ray or Fran Bell
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Intro & Wheel Adapters

I'm a new guy on the list and have been reading with interest the past =
two weeks. As an introduction, I'm a recently retired Army guy (and car =
guy) in Fairfax, Virginia who drug his dream around in his duffel bag =
for 33 years. Been shopping seriously for the past year or so and =
recently drove home a sweet, and I believe an unusual 1950. How about =
a Pontiac OHC six cylinder engine, backed up by a GM 5-speed manual, =
riding on a MOPAR torsion bar front end?

Several days back someone inquired about Ford - MOPAR wheel adapters. =
I've got the same problem; and as a result carry no spare but my AAA =
card. For information of all, I talked today with "Sure Fit" of Grand =
Terrace, CA. (909-514-0091) They sell adapters. MOPAR to Ford pattern =
costs $ 75.00 each and adds 1 1/4 " to offset. Ford to MOPAR, $ $ 85.00 =
with 1 3/8 " added.

RAY BELL =20

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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 21:33:27 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Intro & Wheel Adapters

In a message dated 98-09-22 21:01:06 EDT, you write:

>

I had a Chrysler rear in my 52 Panel, and used JCWhitney adapters and the
original Ford bolt spacing wheels. Now, however, I'd recommend using the
wheels that fit the axle bolt pattern, and carrying the adapter(s) with the
spare. Complicates tire rotation, however!
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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 23:05:13 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Carb I.D.

In a message dated 9/22/98 6:57:01 AM Central Daylight Time, owner-pre61-list-
digest ford-trucks.com writes:


From: Jack Fleming
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - What to do next

Thanks - your comments pretty closely parallel most of the mail I've
gotten. I think what I'll do is keep what I have and see what we can do
with it. I'm going to spend some time getting to know the engine better
this weekend - trying to figure out the manifold/carb combo, etc. Right
now it runs well, and I'm more interested in improving the steering
issue....thanks.

Jack Fleming
'54 F100 (Now on the road!)
>>

Jack,

This may not help, but Edlebrock does make a 4 bbl carb. I can't recall what
is would resemble, but it could be a matched set. I believe that at one time
there were both a Motorcraft and Autolite 4 bbls that looked very funny --
especially the Autolite -- inline 4 bbl I think!

Glenn
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Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 23:16:02 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Weld in subframes

In a message dated 9/22/98 6:57:01 AM Central Daylight Time, owner-pre61-list-
digest ford-trucks.com writes:


From: "Robert Person"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - What to do next - Subframe

I just read SOMEWHERE, that there is a subframe out for the mid 50s Fords
that gets welded into the stock frame cut off right at the firewall. I'll
keep checking
... >>

It's in RB's Obsolete. Just the weld in subframe cost $1295. That doesn't
include the "A" frames, tie rods, steering, brakes, shocks, and the rest of
the guts. Even the catalog sosts over $7! I have found very little from them
for Fords, even less for trucks -- pages for the "other" guys. But they do
have a weld in frame assembley. I'm not sure about a website!

Glenn in TN
Soapy the 57 F-100
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