pre61-list-digest Tuesday, November 3 1998 Volume 02 : Number 306



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A NON SHIFT TILT STEERING COLUMN 53 FORD
FTE Pre61 - Positive ground system
FTE Pre61 - steering
Re: FTE Pre61 - HVLP Painting Guns
Re: FTE Pre61 - Polarity
Re: FTE Pre61 - Polarity

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Date: 02 Nov 1998 08:53:38 -0500
From: "Franz, Gary"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A NON SHIFT TILT STEERING COLUMN 53 FORD

ABOUT TO GET BACK TO WORK ON MY '53 F-100 TOYOTA POWER STEERING
CONVERSION. HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT INSTALLING A TILT COLUMN IN PLACE
OF THE STOCK STERING COLUMN. ANY ADVISE ON MAKE AND MODEL OF COLUMN
THAT WILL REQUIRE THE LEAST MODIFICATION TO TRUCK FOR INSTALLATION.


GARY
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Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 11:14:42 EST
From: MichellHC aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Positive ground system

Dear Roger,

I apologize for any miss representation on the positive ground system. We have
a 55 and I knew that it was a negative ground and honestly thought that 53 and
54 would have also. Sorry if I caused any problems for anyone. Thanks Roger
for pointing that out to me.

Reversed Polarity Michelle
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Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 17:21:35 -0500
From: "Sam Fugate"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - steering

I want to convert my original steering column on my 51 ford f1 to a tilt
column but keep my original steering box, has anyone tried this? Also, how
do you remove the knobs (lights, choke, throttle) from the shafts they are
attached to???
Thanks
Sam In Mt. Sterling, KY.


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Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 21:49:59 -0600
From: Don Lewis
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - HVLP Painting Guns

At 06:40 PM 11/1/98 -0800, you wrote:
>I'm running a 5.5 horse with a 22 gallon tank. Specs are:
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> 8.6 scfm 40 psi
> 6.4 scfm 90 psi
> 130 max psi
>
>A HVLP manufacture told me I should be able to handle everything except
>latex. Since I haven't purchased yet, I can't confirm what he told me.
>
>>From what I've read, Don is right about the scfm being the most important
>spec. As you you are probably aware, HVLP means high volume, low pressure.
>The scfm value is your volume rating. The psi is your pressure rating. The
>scfm value is somewhat dependant on the tank size. Increasing the size of
>your tank will increase the scfm value.
>
>Don, feel free to correct me here if I have some of my facts wrong.
>
>Dennis
>
Dennis,

Actually, HVLP means Hey, Vern! Look at me Paint!

Don Lewis
'46 1/2 ton





>-----Original Message-----
>From: Don Lewis
>To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
>Date: Saturday, October 31, 1998 9:49 AM
>Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - HVLP Painting Guns
>
>
>>There is a very good article by Larry Lytles in the September 1998 issue of
>>Classic Auto Restorer (CAR) titled 'Working With an HVLP Gun' from which I
>>quote the following: "...the reason I mentioned nozzle air pressure in the
>>first place was to let you know many do-it-yourselfers have lacked severly
>>when
>>it comes to having an air compressor capable of handling many HVLP guns. My
>>paint supplier tells me one of the toughest problems he faces is having to
>>tell
>>a shop they lack the air volume to support the use of an HVLP. Which means
>>most
>>do-it-yourselfers don't even come close (despite the fact they can crank
>out
>>100 PSI air flow at the compressor)." The author goes on to describe in
>terms
>>of SCFM (Standard Cubic Feet Per Minute why there's a problem. Fortunately,
>he
>>offers a couple of solutions with the newest guns from Binks and DeVilbiss.
>>You
>>can reach CAR at 1-800-365-4421 for subscriptions or order article reprints
>>from Publishers Custom Reprints at 1-800-256-8271.
>>
>>At 09:06 AM 10/29/98 -0600, you wrote:
>>>I am looking to upgrade my painting components. I believe HVLP is the
>>>correct route, but I wonder if I should look at the self contained
>>>systems or just purchase an HVLP paint gun and use my current
>>>compressor.
>>>
>>>I am finishing my first restoration and have a couple of others waiting
>>>so I anticipate using this tool for many years to come, but I will not
>>>be using it everyday. Any thooughts ?
>>>
>>>Jeff
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>>Don Lewis
>>'46 1/2 ton
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Date: Mon, 02 Nov 1998 19:52:44 -0700
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Polarity

>Michelle,
>Rethink this please, all Fords up to and including 1954 were built as a
>positive ground system. You have explained how a negative ground system is
>connected and those did not come along untill 1955.
>Regards,
>Roger Meier
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FYI My 55 came with stock pos gnd 6V

"In the abundance of counselors there is safety"

Ray C


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Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 04:39:11 -0500
From: "bill daly"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Polarity

Well put, Ray--

And thanks everyone for your responses.

Actually, my question (badly framed) was how do I know
for sure the nice man who owned the truck before me
didn't change the polarity of the truck from neg ground
to pos ground? You have to change grounds for example if you
update to a 12V system, or am I dreaming?

Jan

P.S. Michelle, good to see you too!

>FYI My 55 came with stock pos gnd 6V
>
>"In the abundance of counselors there is safety"
>
>Ray C
>




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