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Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 06:11:47 -0400 (EDT)
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pre61-list-digest Thursday, October 15 1998 Volume 02 : Number 287

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1960 and Older trucks and vans
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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: Parts Needed
FTE Pre61 - Re: F1 to F3?
FTE Pre61 - rear end ratio
FTE Pre61 - one piece windows & flathead gears
FTE Pre61 - Removing bodies
FTE Pre61 - hydraulic clutch
FTE Pre61 - 1966 F100 for sale
Re: FTE Pre61 - hydraulic clutch
FTE Pre61 - Parts truck



Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 06:38:35 -0400
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Parts Needed

Howard Tarnoff wrote: "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."
Howard, I can't help you with an OEM top pipe, but I can suggest what I
am planning to do with that pipe on my truck. I am considering having an
exhaust shop bend a piece of stainless tubing to replace the old, and
rust original.
Hope this helps.

- --
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, 14 Oct 1998 08:14:36 EDT
From: BGar02167 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: F1 to F3?

In a message dated 10/14/98 3:29:52 AM Pacific Daylight Time, owner-
pre61-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:

at all every thing was the same except front fenders and grill (f-6 uses much
larger tires). cant see why ford would have done any different in '52 >>

I don't think they quit doing that until about '92,although they didn't keep
the same late-model range.
Brian G
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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 13:09:36 EDT
From: MichellHC aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - rear end ratio

Roy, since you know how many teeth your pinion and ring gear have, it is clear
that you have it out ofthe housing. A real sinple way to tell the ratio when
it is out of the housing is to mark both your pinion and your ring gear. Then
slowly turn the drive shaft yoke, or pinion counting the the number of turns
it makes to one complete turn of the ring gear. Example, if you pinion turned
three complete turns to one complete turn of the ring gear, you would have a
3.00X 1 ratio. I have done this a number of times when I was in doubt, and it
does work.

Chelle's 56 Hauler
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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 15:17:38 -0500
From: paul sparkie.nrri.umn.edu
Subject: FTE Pre61 - one piece windows & flathead gears

Hey Don,
I used the Sac. Vintage one piece glass kit on my '50 and am very happy
with it.
It took a bit of fidgeting to keep the glass from binding but now it works
great. Some people don't care for the looks of it but I like it - plus I
think highway wind noise is cut down a bit also. Oh, by the way, I also
used the front disc conversion from Sac. Vint. with volare rotors and
camaro calipers and am extremely satisfied with my non-powered disc brakes
considering that my town is built on a hill!)
Also, to Roy about the flathead gears: I used a nine inch with 2.75 gears
and the
factory four speed tranny and I am finding that I am having a bit of
trouble getting
up the two mile hill out of my town. Other than that though, I have no
with the 2.75's especially on the open freeway. I am seriously looking
into that
S-10 5-speed conversion kit for my tranny for a nice little winter project
just for
the synchro features. Although I have finally mastered that 50 year old
a modern tranny would make the truck more fun to drive.
keep on truckin'
Paul Meysembourg
Duluth, MN
paul sparkie.nrri.umn.edu
>Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 19:12:55 -0500
>From: Engiplas
>Subject: FTE Pre61 - one piece windows
>Has anyone seen or used the one piece window kit from either Sacramento
>Ford or Vintage Glass? I want to put one in my '50 F-1 that I am slowly
>putting together.
>I saw a post the other day regarding the use of brake drums off a '70
>rear end on the front spindles. I have done this and have lots of miles
>on them. I found that I needed to trim 1/8" off of the lip of the drum
>that goes inside the backing plate lip. On some setups it barely rubs
>the backing plate.
>Don Chandler

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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 17:12:03 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Removing bodies

No, this is not a Halloween cemetary prank; I am probably going to
switch bodies from my panel to a pickup with IFS (that's why). I
realise there are a ton of mods regarding wiring, linkages, gas tanks,
etc., and also the panel has that small about 10" frame extension at the
rear of the frame. My question is what is the best way to, or are there
any hints to raising the body, support, etc. that might surprise a first

I plan to hopefully raise the body a bit, support it in place, and slide
the frames around.
The panel and pickup bodies will probably be "floating" for about a
week, since I'll have to switch gas tanks, and a few supports are
different on the panel, etc. after work.
Also, this is a carport/driveway deal.

Any info would be appreciated.

One quick question: what is the easiest way to remove the stock
steering column from my panel, understanding that it will be
re-installed in the pickup body on the same frame later?

Thanks, Paul

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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 14:54:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tad Wright
Subject: FTE Pre61 - hydraulic clutch


I am new to the list and have a couple of questions. I just inherited
a 1957 F-100 from my grandfather. He was a mechanic all his life so I
believe that, for the most part, the truck is in good running
condition except that it has been parked for 10 years - being turned
over about 4 times a year to keep things lubed??? I am not sure why
he did this, but he did.

I have one problem for sure - the hydraulic clutch does not functiona
t all. I would like to find out if it can be rebuilt and if there are
any service manuals out there. I looked at the web site and there was
not a manual listed there and I have not been able to find even a
crappy chilton's manual.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 16:01:10 -0600
From: Randall Colgan
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1966 F100 for sale

I live in Southern Saskatchewan and found a 1966 F-100 that's in reasonable
shape. 352 cu in with std tranny, needs new clutch and pressure plate.
Other than that he says it runs fine. Small amount of rust on front
fender. Grill is dented and has no front bumper. I see it as a great
project truck. He wants $500 canadian dollars. If you email me, i can
forward a message to him if your interested.


Randall Colgan, 52 F-1

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Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 20:23:23 EDT
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - hydraulic clutch

A place that you can get good new parts is Sacrament Vintage Ford Parts, Inc.
By far, they are my favorite. They have been very helpful in my current
restoration, a '52 F-3. They have a clutch cylinder and a slave cylinder for
your truck. You can get one of their catalogs by calling 1-888-FORD-100. The
catalog costs $7.50, but well worth it if you are doing a restoration project.
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Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 01:47:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Oldtrukman webtv.net (R. Pietsch)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Parts truck

Hello Chris
I am toying with the idea of stretching the cab of my 56 F100. I
might be interested in the frame rails of your 55 if someone out there
can verify that the demensions are the same. Yours being an F250, it
might have a larger frame demension than mine. I will only need about a
foot out of the middle. I am just outside Port. Or.

Does anyone know if there is a difference or not?

Rix56 'The Rat'

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