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pre61-list-digest Tuesday, October 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 279



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Rear Flip
FTE Pre61 - Re: Help
FTE Pre61 - HELP engine, tranny?
FTE Pre61 - seats again
FTE Pre61 - 1
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: My health and thanks
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site updates
FTE Pre61 - 300 big 6

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Date: Mon, 05 Oct 1998 07:32:55 -0400
From: Mick
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Rear Flip

I've done the rear "flip" with a 9". If you are using the stock axle
housing (2-1/2") you'll need a pair of spring seat pads ( part #2883
$10 ea. from Mid-fifty's 1-800-252-1956) maybe you can use the stock
U-bolts and weld up some shock mounts. Any other ideas out there? - Mick
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Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 07:56:52 EDT
From: BGar02167 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Help

In a message dated 10/5/98 3:28:39 AM Pacific Daylight Time, owner-pre61-list-
digest ford-trucks.com writes:


HELP!!!!!! >>
That's FMX I believe and was considered a heavy-duty tranny. It is a good set-
up if you have the small block 351 and this tranny. Someone here will be able
to tell you soon exactly what engine this is. Your mechanic is probably
correct.
Brian G
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Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 12:09:45 EDT
From: MichellHC aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - HELP engine, tranny?

Dear David,

I think I can help you. First off the numberD1AE-9425 DA is a casting number.
I do have access to quite a few casting numbers, but I can't find that one. I
think that you may have got it off the intake, am I right? If so I do not have
those numbers. if you could get a number off the block, that would be the
best. I can however tell you how to tell the difference physically between a
351C and a 351m, 400. The 351M, and 400 have a higher deck heigh than the 351
C and thus have a wider intake manifold. That difference is hard to see unless
have two side by side to compare. The way I can tell at a glance, and I have
used this method in salvage yards before. is to look at the front of the
engine. On all Clevelands, 351Ms and 400s the thermostat housing goes directly
into the block, and not the intake manifold as in other Ford engines. There is
no water what so ever in the intake of a Cleveland, 531M, or 400. The front
area of the engine where the distributor and the thermostat housing is located
is flat except for a slight recess for the distributor on true Cleveland engs.
On 351M, and 400s as you look left from the recess for the distributor you
will see a rise in the block casting for the thermostat housing. this is a
sure fire way to tell them apart instantly. Remember on Clevelands as you look
left from the recess for the dist. it is flat all the way across to the
thermostat housing.

Figuring out what tranny you have is a little easier. If your Bell housing and
transmission are one solid casting and your casting is aluminum you will
probably have a C-6. If your tranny is cast iron and has a detachable bell
housing you have a FMX. Also be aware that all small block Fords 289, 302,
351W, 351C use the same bell housing pattern, All 351M, 400, 429, 460s use the
big block bell housing. What I am saying is that if you have a 351M and C-6
tranny it will not fit a 351C.

Michelle,
Chelle's 56 Hualer
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Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 12:09:52 EDT
From: MichellHC aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - seats again

Dear Byron,

Yes, Byron the truck we have in Colo. is a custom cab. It is a F-600 Custon
Cab. The truck is very original and could probably answer a lot of othre
questions people have.

Michelle
Chelle's 56 Hauler
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Date: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 20:55:03 EDT
From: GTowns1224 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1

A couple of months ago I wrote about stuck valves. I am still working on
about half of the valves; however, I also discovered that I have a stuck
piston. I have a block of wood that just fits in the cylinder (beating on
it), but so far I have not been able to loosen it. I have been soaking the
cylinder with every kind of solvent that I can think of (including anti-
carbon). I was wondering if anyone had used heat in order to break a piston
loose. A friend of mine wondered about dry ice. My other 7 cylinders are in
really great shape, and I would hate to mess up just one cylinder. Obviously,
it has to come out.

Thanks to all that responded about the stuck valves.

Thanks, Crackers
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Date: Mon, 05 Oct 1998 22:31:43 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: My health and thanks

Many members have sent, either through the lists or personally,
their concerns since I announced that I was on bed rest last
week.

Now that the ordeal is over, I'll let everyone know what
happened. Thursday night I started having numbness on the
left side of my face and on my left arm. Fearing the worst,
since something like this usually indicates a) heart attack,
b) stroke or c) brain tumor, I went to the hospital.

The EKG, blood work and cat scan came back normal. I was
told to get bed rest until I could see a neurologist. On
Saturday, the symptoms came back. I was given an MRI. It
came back normal. Today I say the neurologist. It turns
out that I was having an unusual/rare form of migraine headache.
I normally don't get many headaches so this was a surprise to me!

Well, its not life threatening, or even life-span threatening
so as the say down under: "no worries".

Thanks to the many who expressed their concerns.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com
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Date: Tue, 06 Oct 1998 00:35:45 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site updates

1. New links added to misc vehicle links page.
2. New links added to misc trucks links page.
3. Following pictorial additions:
37 pickup, 41 "Crewcab", 53 F600, 54 F100,
57 F100, 70 F250, 72 F100, 77 F250, 78 F150
92 F150, 98 Ranger, 99 F250 SD Crewcab,
99 F350 SD
4. Event added to events page.
5. Cyber-Teddy Top 500 web site award added to awards page.

T-shirt voting page is in the works.

Later,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com
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Date: Tue, 06 Oct 1998 01:46:27 PDT
From: "Nathan Adams"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 300 big 6

I need a 300 in line six cylinder for my 66 Ford econoline van, and I
need it running really good. I live in Northern California. Give me a
buzz (no pot jokes) if you have one Nate "Grizzly" Adams

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