pre61-list-digest Thursday, November 5 1998 Volume 02 : Number 308



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Pre61 - Generator Bracket
RE: FTE Pre61 - 6 to 12 Volt system
FTE Pre61 - air cleaner assembly
RE: FTE Pre61 - Generator Bracket
RE: FTE Pre61 - Generator Bracket
FTE Pre61 - attaching running boards
RE: FTE Pre61 - 6 to 12 Volt system
Re: FTE Pre61 - attaching running boards
FTE Pre61 - Charging guage
Re: FTE Pre61 - Charging guage
FTE Pre61 - Nominate Ford Truck Enthusiasts?
FTE Pre61 - Steering Columns and 12 Volt Conversions

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Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 08:16:09 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Generator Bracket

Thanks Ray but I found an NOS bracket yesterday.

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[mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com] On Behalf Of Ray Cardogno
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 12:25 AM
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Generator Bracket


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On Tue, 3 Nov 1998 07:40:03 Howard Tarnoff wrote:
>I am in need of the Generator Mounting Bracket for my 55 Y-block. Can
>anyone help?
>
>Howard
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Hey Howie,
You can come steal the one off my 54 (if it's the same) parts truck...

Ray C


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Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 08:23:29 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - 6 to 12 Volt system

Is there any reason other than starting to switch to 12 Volts? If this is
all you are shooting for, better starting, there is a set up available that
is 12 volt when cranking and 6 volt after it fires. The whole deal is about
200 bucks. I am doing this to our 54 Ford Crestline Convert.

Howard

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[mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com] On Behalf Of JRFiero aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 1998 7:39 PM
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 6 to 12 Volt system

Anyone contemplating converting from 6 to 12 should go check Steve
Delanty's page (active on 61-79 list) http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/ where
you'll find his 6V to 12V to 6V page
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/6to12to6/
explanation and plans for resistors for gauges, etc.
As for the polarity, everything on an original 6V truck will work fine
if
you switch polarity, 'cept the ammeter will read backwards, you need to re-
polarize the generator/regulator by common methods, (and you have to switch
coil wires?). To fix the ammeter just run the wire loop in the opposite
direction through the ammeter loop (or whatever its called).
I recall reading somewhere that there is an ignition spark advantage to
negative ground, but can't really speak to that. Steve, are you listening?
One disadvantage to switching polarity from positive ground is that you'
ll
miss the fireworks display when you're getting a jump start off a negatively
grounded vehicle and the bumpers touch!
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Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 09:24:16 -0700
From: Kemp Farnsworth
Subject: FTE Pre61 - air cleaner assembly

Hello All,
I rebuilt my carb. on my '57 F-100 with a 223 c.i. and my air filter is
much too small for an engine this size. It would be like driving with
the choke on all the time. That's how little it is, it just restricts
the airflow too much. Does anybody know where I can get a bigger air
cleaner assembly. I really want to stay away from the oil bath. I
believe that is what was on this 6-cylinder engine in 1957.

Thanks for any help
Ryan
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Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 08:42:04 -0800
From: "Chris Johnson"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Generator Bracket

Howard,
If you can't find one closer I have an extra on my '55 f-250 parts truck
that I can pull off. I need to get rid of my parts truck in the near
future(the wife says one project is enough). It is a custom cab with a 239
y-block/4 speed manual. If anyone is looking for misc parts let me know
before I get rid of the whole thing.

C. Johnson
'55 f-100 daily/work '55 f-250 parts
e-mail jchrisjohnson usa.net

> Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 07:40:03 -0500
> From: "Howard Tarnoff"
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Generator Bracket
>
> I am in need of the Generator Mounting Bracket for my 55 Y-block. Can
> anyone help?
>
> Howard
>

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Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 11:53:35 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Generator Bracket

Thanks for the offer Chris but I did find one NOS at a Ford Garage.

Howard

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Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 11:42 AM
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Generator Bracket

Howard,
If you can't find one closer I have an extra on my '55 f-250 parts truck
that I can pull off. I need to get rid of my parts truck in the near
future(the wife says one project is enough). It is a custom cab with a 239
y-block/4 speed manual. If anyone is looking for misc parts let me know
before I get rid of the whole thing.

C. Johnson
'55 f-100 daily/work '55 f-250 parts
e-mail jchrisjohnson usa.net

> Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 07:40:03 -0500
> From: "Howard Tarnoff"
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Generator Bracket
>
> I am in need of the Generator Mounting Bracket for my 55 Y-block. Can
> anyone help?
>
> Howard
>

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Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 13:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - attaching running boards


I've purchased the Fairlane Fiberglass boards for the 53 and after
looking at those pretty smooth boards, I'm wondering if I want to
drill and bolt them to the frame...;

Anyone got any good ideas on attaching/supporting without those holes
and ugly bolt heads showing ???????????


tia

john
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Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 14:07:07 -0500
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - 6 to 12 Volt system

At 08:23 AM 11/4/98 -0500, Howard Tarnoff wrote:
>Is there any reason other than starting to switch to 12 Volts? If this is
>all you are shooting for, better starting, there is a set up available that
>is 12 volt when cranking and 6 volt after it fires. The whole deal is about
>200 bucks. I am doing this to our 54 Ford Crestline Convert.
>
>Howard

Things like lights will use half the amperage for the same power. I'm not
sure how much it helps with the ignition, but it should also be less
current through the primaries.


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Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 16:12:01 -0700
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - attaching running boards


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On Wed, 04 Nov 1998 13:09 -0 jniolon wrote:
>
> I've purchased the Fairlane Fiberglass boards for the 53 and after
> looking at those pretty smooth boards, I'm wondering if I want to
> drill and bolt them to the frame...;
>
> Anyone got any good ideas on attaching/supporting without those holes
> and ugly bolt heads showing ???????????

You could weld some studs to a peice of sheet metal and fiberglass them to the bottom of the boards. This would be very easy to do and would probably be less stress to the running boards anyways. (use stainless)

Ray C


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Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 20:15:28 EST
From: MichellHC aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Charging guage

an alternative to snipping the wire going through the loop behind the charging
guage is to remove the screw attatching the end of the wire to the headlight
switch and thread it through the loop from the other direction, and reattach
to the head light switch. I might add, when we converted to 12 Volts we also
installed a 56 headlight switch, and that will eliminate the overheating of
the 6 volt switch.

Michelle
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Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 17:57:29 -0700
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Charging guage


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On Wed, 4 Nov 1998 20:15:28 MichellHC wrote:
>an alternative to snipping the wire going through the loop behind the charging
>guage is to remove the screw attatching the end of the wire to the headlight
>switch and thread it through the loop from the other direction, and reattach
>to the head light switch. I might add, when we converted to 12 Volts we also
>installed a 56 headlight switch, and that will eliminate the overheating of
>the 6 volt switch.
>
>Michelle
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Great Idea Michelle. Never thought of the 56 headlight switch. Perhaps I won't be totally in the dark anymore. (I threaded my stakon thru the loop also - now that you mentioned it. It was 10 years ago, but I'm still not as old as the truck)

Ray


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Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 21:53:23 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Nominate Ford Truck Enthusiasts?

Car Lounge is taking nominations for the #1 automotive site for
Winter 98. Due to the support from list members in the Spring,
Ford Truck Enthusiasts won 1st place for the Summer 98 award
and 10th place for Autumn 98 award. If you would like to
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Thanks,
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Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 23:35:49 -0500
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Steering Columns and 12 Volt Conversions

Hey, y'all! I like my stock steering column! Having the steering wheel
nearly horizontal gives me someplace to rest my arms when I'm driving
and the weather won't let me hang the left elbow out the window!
As for the 6 to 12 volt thread, the only thing I care to add to the
subject is that I highly recommend the Bosch Blue coil. It is a favorite
"high performance" part for the air cooled VW crowd, as it's good for
around 40,000 volts (Don't quote me!) and has an internal resistor.
That's what I am using on my truck, and it works as good there as it did
for umpteen thousand miles in the poor old VW I used it in before.

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'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
inaccessible part of the vehicle."

grover....


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