pre61-list-digest Thursday, September 24 1998 Volume 02 : Number 266



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100
Re: FTE Pre61 - Classifieds
Re: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100
Re: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100
FTE Pre61 - Wiper motor
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Translation?
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Two more milestones
FTE Pre61 - Decyphering the unknown engine

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Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 07:43:20 -0400
From: "Byron Rosbrugh"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100

Howard, your problem is very similar to mine with a 56 Custom Cab. The
interiors are different between a standard cab and a custom cab. The best
source I could find was the original specifications booklet, "1956 Ford
Truck, Specifications, Features Manual" I would assume that there was one
for the 1955 also. I am going to look at a 55 in the next few weeks, that
is supposed to be original, If I find something worthy, I will take photos.
Check with some of the parts and book distributors for the Spec book. I
would be interested to find a more reliable and informative option, so if
you get something solid, let me know. Byron in KC

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> From: Howard Tarnoff
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100
> Date: Tuesday, September 22, 1998 5:21 PM
>
> 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: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 07:45:19 -0400
From: "Byron Rosbrugh"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Classifieds

Thanks, sounds too simple, and I should have thought of that. Appreciate
your help, Byron

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> From: Ken Payne
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Classifieds
> Date: Tuesday, September 22, 1998 8:47 PM
>
> 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: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 08:36:58 -0400
From: Howard Tarnoff
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100

Thanks Byron,

If it looks stock please take detail photos showing the overall all design, any
pleats, pipes between colors, etc. If it is origional it should be open on the
back of the seat back and the bottom of the seat bottom. It would be great if
the owner would allow you to snip off a piece of the excess material that is
typically bunched up in the corners of the back and bottom.

That would make finding the grain match easier.



Byron Rosbrugh wrote:

> Howard, your problem is very similar to mine with a 56 Custom Cab. The
> interiors are different between a standard cab and a custom cab. The best
> source I could find was the original specifications booklet, "1956 Ford
> Truck, Specifications, Features Manual" I would assume that there was one
> for the 1955 also. I am going to look at a 55 in the next few weeks, that
> is supposed to be original, If I find something worthy, I will take photos.
> Check with some of the parts and book distributors for the Spec book. I
> would be interested to find a more reliable and informative option, so if
> you get something solid, let me know. Byron in KC
>
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> > From: Howard Tarnoff
> > To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> > Subject: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100
> > Date: Tuesday, September 22, 1998 5:21 PM
> >
> > 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: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 09:15:41 -0500
From: Rich Garber
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100

At 07:43 AM 9/23/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Howard, your problem is very similar to mine with a 56 Custom Cab. The
>interiors are different between a standard cab and a custom cab. The best
>source I could find was the original specifications booklet, "1956 Ford
>Truck, Specifications, Features Manual" I would assume that there was one
>for the 1955 also. I am going to look at a 55 in the next few weeks, that
>is supposed to be original, If I find something worthy, I will take photos.
> Check with some of the parts and book distributors for the Spec book. I
>would be interested to find a more reliable and informative option, so if
>you get something solid, let me know. Byron in KC
>
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>> From: Howard Tarnoff
>> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
>> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Stock Seat 55 F100
>> Date: Tuesday, September 22, 1998 5:21 PM
>>
>> 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
>>

Howard,

I don't think you received my e-mail, awile back. I can send you a sample
of my 54 seat, its the same as the 55.


Rich
54 F100
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Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 20:52:05 -0400
From: Bill Casady
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wiper motor

If anyone has an old wiper motor for a 54 or knows where I can find one
[it doesn't have to work, I only need the reduction gear], please contact
me.
Just Plain Bill
&
Chuck The Truck

Chop wood, carry water, every day.

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Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 22:36:01 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Translation?

Can someone translate this?

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

>
>Bonjour,
>Je m'appelle Eric LEROY, j'habite =E0 BRUXELLES (Belgium) et je roule avec=
un
>Ford F-150 (4.9 liters EFI) model 1988.
>C'est un vehicule d'occasion sp=E9cialement import=E9 des USA. Il n'y a=
presque
>pas de voitures comme =E7a en Europe,
>et il n'est pas facile d'avoir des pi=E8ces de rechanges.
>Il existe chez les dealers FORD U.S.A. un livre avec toutes les pi=E8ces de
>rechange, un dessin et le serial number pour les commander.
>Pouvez vous me dire si cela existe sur CD ROM ?
>
>Merci beaucoups
>
>
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Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 00:11:24 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Two more milestones

This should have been announced about 10 days ago but I've been
very busy lately....

Ford Truck Enthusiasts surpassed 3000 subscribers! We've been
consistantly growing at a rate of about 160-175 new subscribers
per month since we started.

Additionally, last week we had our 350,000th visitor to the
main page. When using a visitor log analysis tool (which counts
visitors who may not come in via the main page) we show over
500,000 visitors to the site in the last 10 months!

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

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Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 21:41:04 -0700
From: Tulio
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Decyphering the unknown engine

I found the book entitled "How to rebuild Big-Block Ford Engines"
invaluable in deciphering the hints and codes found on the engine. I
discovered that what I have is a '74 Heavy Duty 391 Truck Engine Block
with 68 Automobile 390 Heads and a '64 Automobile 427 4-barrel Carb
Intake Manifold. The engine block has a automobile 390 crankshaft,
timing gear and timing gear cover so it is internally balanced. It has
automobile 390 pistons (4.05 in bore). soo... that is a good heavy duty
block with internally balanced engine parts. I am pleased with the
find. btw.. ok.. it could possibly be a 410 cu in but I didn't measure
the stroke of the engine... doesn't matter to me much.. it works for
me!

Again, "How to rebuild Big-Block Ford Engines" was the only book I
needed to decypher my engine.. great book.
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