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pre61-list-digest Tuesday, October 13 1998 Volume 02 : Number 285



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Mercury Pick Up Parts
FTE Pre61 - Parts Needed
FTE Pre61 - Re: shock selection
Re: FTE Pre61 - F1 Ranger
FTE Pre61 - mirrors
Re: FTE Pre61 - mirrors
Re: FTE Pre61 - mirrors
Re: FTE Pre61 - mirrors
Re: FTE Pre61 - mirrors
FTE Pre61 - Mirrors
FTE Pre61 - Re: Shock selection after lowering F-1

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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 07:25:04 -0400
From: Howard Tarnoff
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Mercury Pick Up Parts

A while back someone was looking for parts for the Merc Pick Up

Here are two to check out:

Classic Merc. Parts tel 805-646-3345
MR. Merc. 701-349-4123

Howard


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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 07:31:05 -0400
From: Howard Tarnoff
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Parts Needed

I need the top pipe for the radiator for my 55 F100. Yes, it was a
pipe. There were two short pieces of hose, one on the radiator and one
on the intake, and then this pipe in between.

I am also looking for a set of valve covers for the "Power King" 317.
You folks who hit the junk yards will find this engine in the big ford
trucks...1 ton and up.

We are doing a few things to get the truck ready for an ISCA show, World
of Wheels, and need your help.

PS..got several replies on the seat but have not received samples or
photos. Again the address is:

Howard Tarnoff
9 Maple Tree Lane
Franklin, MA 02038

Thanks
Howard

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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 07:55:50 EDT
From: BGar02167 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: shock selection

In a message dated 10/12/98 3:38:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time, owner-
pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:


rear. Sitting height (length) of the old shocks, with new springs (and
without
the bed/fenders), is 13.75". Compressed length of new shocks would probably
be 10
inches and extended length probably 16. >>

Relocating your shock mounts is not unheard of in lowering applications.
Brian G
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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 13:40:13 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - F1 Ranger

Gina Pruce wrote:

> Ran into an old timer the other day who's got a '50 F1. He swears an '85 or
> so Ranger has the exact same wheelbase and track. He's going to bolt the
> '50 body onto the Ranger and have a daily driver. Anyone out there done
> this? Those rangers are cheap and easy to come by. Would anyone recommend
> this swap??
>

The old timer again! Watched Shadetree Mechanic the other day, they filled the
oil pump with Vaseline and fired it up. Some folks are vindicated I guess. The
Ranger frame is a good match for the wheel width (track) of late '40's early
50's trucks. The problem is that the frame has a severe drop under the cab area
that makes the front mounts difficult to fabricate and may (I haven't got there
yet) cause problems with attaching the running boards. Rangers have 3 different
wheel base lengths, for standard, extended and long bed models, finding a
correct wheel base is easy, but thought provoking. Another problem I found with
the Ranger is that the only way to lower the front end is to use dropped I
beams, and the only place I could find to get them is thru "AIM" who makes
"dream beams" and another guy that makes "I beams, not dream beams" (or the
other way around) I didn't trust either of them after reading their ads. Bell
doesn't offer a drop beam for earlier than '89. I cut off a coil and flipped
the rear spring hanger over and rebolted it, but still, with a V-8 & AOD, came
out 3" higher, at the cab door, than stock. The wheels use the common
Ford/Chrysler 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern so wheels are no problem.

Write me at Zeldaif you want to beat more detail around.

47Fred

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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 17:12:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott
Subject: FTE Pre61 - mirrors

Hey guys, I just picked up a pair of power mirrors off of a Ford
Areostar and they fit like they were made for our 52. Question is,
should we paint them same colour as the body or leave them black? Oh
yea the mirrors only cost $10!
Scott
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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 05:27:20 -0400
From: "David M. Ackerschott"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - mirrors

HEY THERE, where are you going to mount the mirrors on the side of you
doors or up in the windows corner??? i am looking for a set of mirrors
so i can install one piece windows with now vents so the mirrors would
fit in the vent region area, any input ??? thanks scott

Scott wrote:
>
> Hey guys, I just picked up a pair of power mirrors off of a Ford
> Areostar and they fit like they were made for our 52. Question is,
> should we paint them same colour as the body or leave them black? Oh
> yea the mirrors only cost $10!
> Scott
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> Come take a look at my 1952 Ford Pickup Page:
> http://www.ford-trucks.com/1952ford/
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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 21:16:04 EDT
From: PeaSoupA aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - mirrors

l think that they should be the same color as the truck, or chrome. Mine are
above the wind-wings and are for looks only.....l can't see a whole lot behind
me, l'v been looking for another miror that is bigger but with the same
lines..See my truck on Scotts website....
Scott's 1952 Ford
Pickup Page
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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 18:35:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - mirrors

The mirrors mount on the front of the door just like the Areostar.
The post for the vent window is a little in the way but if we mounted
them further back it wouldn't look right. The mirrors that I think
you are talking about might work but I think that they would be hard
to mount. These ones mount onto the door on the where is is verticle.
Scott
- ---"David M. Ackerschott" wrote:
>
> HEY THERE, where are you going to mount the mirrors on the side of you
> doors or up in the windows corner??? i am looking for a set of mirrors
> so i can install one piece windows with now vents so the mirrors would
> fit in the vent region area, any input ??? thanks scott

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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 18:43:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - mirrors

That is what I was thinking, same as the body. I don't think that I
could chrome them cause they are plastic and the black would stand out
too much.
Scott
- ---PeaSoupA aol.com wrote:
>
> l think that they should be the same color as the truck, or chrome.
Mine are
> above the wind-wings and are for looks only.....l can't see a whole
lot behind
> me, l'v been looking for another miror that is bigger but with the
same
> lines..See my truck on Scotts website....
> Scott's
1952 Ford
> Pickup Page

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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 08:54:20 -0400
From: "David M. Ackerschott"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Mirrors

Greeting, I am wanting to put one piece windows in my 53' Ford, any
input
i know that mid fifty's has a kit that puts a piece of abs in the corner
with a window track in it but it doens't look all that clean, (seen a
couple at shows) So i am wondering as any used newer mirrors that fit in
the corner of the window so i could use one piece windows, any help is
gladly appreciated, Also THANKS to Eveyone who help me figure out that i
have a 351 Cleveland and a FMX tranny you're all great!!!!!

thanks DDavid
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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 23:13:01 -0700
From: Dennis Wooldridge
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Shock selection after lowering F-1

>

Mike-

> You might check out Afco's new line of street rod shocks. (800) 632-2320. We've
> used them on several hot rod projects with great results.

Shelly'56 F-100


> FTE Pre61 - Shock selection after lowering F-1
> Re: FTE Pre61 - Shock selection after lowering F-1
>
>
> Date: Sun, 11 Oct 1998 19:56:41 -0700
> From: Mike Foudy
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Shock selection after lowering F-1
>
> My sixteen year old son has a '48 F-1. He recently purchased and installed
> mono-leaf springs to lower the truck. Gonna be a hot rod. The springs lower the
> vehicle approximately 4". We are having trouble finding repacement shocks for the
> rear. Sitting height (length) of the old shocks, with new springs (and without
> the bed/fenders), is 13.75". Compressed length of new shocks would probably be 10
> inches and extended length probably 16. (Best guesstimate. Hope I have
> described this properly.)
>
> Guys at auto-parts store are confused. Can't identify appropriate relacement.
> Any suggestions? thanks in advance.
>
> Mike Foudy
> Proud Dad
>
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>
> Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 04:46:52 -0400
> From: Mick
> Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Shock selection after lowering F-1
>
> I suggest calling Sy at Mid-Fifty's (1-800-252-1956) or, if you really
> want to go fancy call Edelbrock to see if they can fit some of thier new....


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