pre61-list-digest Friday, November 6 1998 Volume 02 : Number 309



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61- 1948 F6 Ford Fire engine
FTE Pre61 - parts
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61- 1948 F6 Ford Fire engine
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61- 1948 F6 Ford Fire engine
Re: FTE Pre61 - body filler
FTE Pre61 - 6 volt alternators

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Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 10:11:11 -0700
From: "Janet Herron"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61- 1948 F6 Ford Fire engine

I own a 1948 Ford fire engine that is an F6 series. No one has been able to
tell me and in the literature I have read I have not been able to determine if
it is a 1-1/2 ton or 2 ton truck. Is there any way to find out the weight of
an F6? Thank you for any help.

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Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 10:29:11 -0800 (PST)
From: Tad Wright
Subject: FTE Pre61 - parts

It seems that I remember reading a post a while back where somebody
stated they had a '57 F-250 they were getting rid of.

I would be interested to know if you have a passenger side front
fender or the bed available. If so, where are you located and what
condition are they in?

Also will they cross with a '57 F-100 or are the bodies different
between the two?





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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 17:43:21 EST
From: Fordf3 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61- 1948 F6 Ford Fire engine

According to my operators manual your F-6 is a 2 ton truck with a GVW of 15500
pounds.
i dont know the weight of the vehicle itself.
Ed
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Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 20:25:47 -0700
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: pre61- 1948 F6 Ford Fire engine


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On Thu, 05 Nov 1998 10:11:11 Janet Herron wrote:
> I own a 1948 Ford fire engine that is an F6 series. No one has been able to
>tell me and in the literature I have read I have not been able to determine if
>it is a 1-1/2 ton or 2 ton truck. Is there any way to find out the weight of
>an F6? Thank you for any help.
>
>-Janet (-:
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>

The general rule of thumb I understand for the 53-56 series is that an F-500 is a 1-1/2 ton and the F-600 is a 2-ton truck. (I have one of each and that is the case). I don't know for sure on the 48-52 types but I would guess so. Sorry I can't verify it.

Ray C


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Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 01:06:47 EST
From: AMorgan351 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - body filler

I just finished tidying up the passenger side rear cab corner of my 57 F-100
and also used filler for the deed. Cleaning up rusty bits with only
occasional access to the garage and no welding experience has made me quite
creative. Here's how I did it:

1. Cut out all of the bad metal I could find. Poking at even the most
insignificant rust spot with a sharp screwdriver revealed some very nasty dead
metal. Apparently hair from the previous owners dog had settled to the bottom
and trapped moisture - it was worst on the curb (downhill) side.

2. Painted all accessible interior surfaces with Extend to kill rust. It
makes a nice rough primer and sealer.

3. Cut some bits of sheet metal to back the hole created by removing metal in
step 1. I punched these with nail holes liberally so that the filler would
push through a little and bind tightly. I also roughened the metal to make
sure the epoxy would stick.

4. Used 5 minute epoxy liberally daubed on the inside and on the sheet metal
plates and let them set up hard.

5. Fille between the backing plate and the cab corner surface. It took a
couple of applications to get a nice smooth surface. I used "Metal to Metal"
as it is quite strong and dense.

I also fixed rusting on the front fender adjacent to the bracket that attaches
the fender to the firewall. There I made a sheet metal sandwich around the
cleaned up rotted fender area. Used epoxy and pop rivets to secure the
sandwich then Metal to Metal to fill the void area.

We'll see in five years how they hold up but I am confident.

AL
no-name 57
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Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 22:39:13 -0800
From: "Conor Mulroney"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 6 volt alternators

Hello all,
Two quick questions! Has anyone had any experience with the one wire 6
volt GM style alternators such as advertised in JC Whitney?
Next, My '54 F100 has been converted to 12 volt (how well I've yet to
determine). But the headlights are so dim that I had to add a set of
driving lights just to be able to see at all at night. I cleaned the
grounds, but to no avail! Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks
Conor
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