pre61-list-digest Tuesday, November 17 1998 Volume 02 : Number 318



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - door hinge screws
FTE Pre61 - 55 orginal paint colors
Re: FTE Pre61 - 55 orginal paint colors
FTE Pre61 - 55 engine color
FTE Pre61 - Heater Motor
Re: FTE Pre61 - Something up Steve Delanty's Alley...
FTE Pre61 - Fwd: box
Re: FTE Pre61 - 55 orginal paint colors
FTE Pre61 - 9" rear end
FTE Pre61 - Brackets

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 14:40:42 -0600
From: Paul Meysembourg
Subject: FTE Pre61 - door hinge screws

Hey Paul,
I brought one of my hinge screws down to the local fastener shop and they
came up with
some very nice black hardened allen-head screws that fit perfectly. Just
make sure when
you put the new ones in, that you use lots of anti-sieze compound. By the
way, they also
had some very nice stainless replacement screws for the door inspection
covers, too.
Paul M.
Duluth, MN

>Subject: FTE Pre61 - door hinge screws
>
>Does anyone know where I can find the heavy screws that hold the door hinges
>to the cab?
>
>Thanks,
>Paul
>'52 F-3


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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 16:36:19 -0800
From: "Jason Piccola"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 55 orginal paint colors

I have a 55 ford F-250 which I am currently restoring. I think the
truck's original color was "Meadow Green". I want to restore it to
original condition but I might want to change the color to another color
offered in 55. Can anyone supply me with a list of colors available for
that year.

Jason Piccola

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 17:31:17 -0500
From: "Sam Fugate"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 55 orginal paint colors

Speaking of original paint colors,,,,, What about the original engine color
on the 51 F1 flat head????
Sam and th' truck with no name
Mt. Sterling
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From: Jason Piccola
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Date: Monday, November 16, 1998 4:43 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 55 orginal paint colors


>I have a 55 ford F-250 which I am currently restoring. I think the
>truck's original color was "Meadow Green". I want to restore it to
>original condition but I might want to change the color to another color
>offered in 55. Can anyone supply me with a list of colors available for
>that year.
>
>Jason Piccola
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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 18:35:19 -0500
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 55 engine color

My 55 panel was never modified, plus was parked in a garage by the
original owner's son for 25 years (meaning no one messed with it) and
the v8 engine was yellow.


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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 18:41:07 -0500
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Heater Motor

I pulled a 12v motor out of a late 70s to mid 80s Ford van and with an
hour of trimming the original case and making a gasket, it worked
perfectly. I also pulled out that resistor? thing from the van, which
accepts that plug in, and the switch and used them all to insure no
problems.
The reason I stripped a van is that the fan and the other thing are
super easily accessable just inside the hood, unlike the pickup of same
era. Coincidentally I just removed all 3 parts today for another
project and the total strip time was 10 minues.
Regards,Paul

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 16:20:20 -0800
From: sdelanty sonic.net
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Something up Steve Delanty's Alley...

> I need to drop the voltage to my 6 volt heater motor from the healthy
>12 volts my alternator is putting out. That heater motor sound a lot
>like an Electrolux running on 12 volts. I have heard of using an
>ignition resistor as a voltage drop, but I wonder about this. Any ideas?
>--
> Don Neighbors
> '54 F250 Named Grover

Hey Don,
Yeah, you can use a resistor to drop the voltage, and *maybe* even an
ignition resistor...

It would be helpful if you can measure the current the motor draws when
running on 6 volts so you can calculate the correct resistor. Otherwise
it's trial and error...

Most ignition ballast resistors are in the 1 - 2 ohm range, so they might
be in the ball park for correct resistance. If you shop around you may find
ignition resistors that measure 1 ohm, 1.2 ohm, 1.5 ohm and maybe even
some 1.8 ohm or higher. 1.2 and 1.5 ohm are *very* common ignition
ballast values .
The problem is that they may not have a high enough wattage rating, and
may run very hot or burn up.
You need to make sure that the resistors wattage rating is well above
the highest wattage it will have to dissipate. If you use a resistor
that is rated quite a lot higher than the wattage you need, it will
be physically larger, but will run much cooler, which is a good thing.
A resistor run right near it's maximum rating can get spit-sizzling hot,
so be carefull how and where you mount it. If you can put it in the blowers
air stream that would be nice.

A lot of ignition resistors are rated around 20-30 watts. Some may be a
little more, some less, but that's the general range.

If your blower draws 6 amps, a 1 ohm resistor would drop exactly 6 volts
and would dissipate 36 watts of heat. An ignition resitstor isn't likely
to handle that for very long before it emits smoke...
You need at *least* a 40watt resistor for that, but I'd much prefer
a 50 or 60 watt. That's getting to be a pretty big (physically) resistor.

If the blower draws 4 amps and you use a 1.5 ohm resistor, that would
also drop exactly 6 volts, and the dissipated power would be 24 watts.
If you shop around you might find a good ignition ballast resistor that
can cope with that pretty well. Take an ohmmeter and goto the wrecking
yard...

Hooking your blower up to a 6v battery temporarily and measuring how
many amps it draws is the best thing to do. Then you can select an
appropriate resistor the first time, with no guess work. Otherwise
you may burn up a resistor or 2 before you get the right one...
Also go see the article I wrote called "6 to 12 to 6", which gives
some math about how to select resistor values, and also some info
on how to build solid state voltage regulators to get 6 volts to run
accesories on vehicles that have been converted from 6 to 12 volts.
Find it at:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/6to12to6/



Steve
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to
recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-- F. P. Jones


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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 20:07:25 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Fwd: box

>>From cwipp bcinternet.com Mon Nov 16 18:36:54 1998
>X-Authentication-Warning: ford-trucks.com: Host mail.bcinternet.com
>[139.142.160.2] claimed to be yobtsol.bcinternet.com
>From: "Cal Wipp"
>To:
>Subject: box
>Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 15:37:13 -0800
>X-Mailer: Microsoft Internet Mail 4.70.1155
>
>Hi,
> I have recently came across a rear end for a 1949 Ford pick-up. It is all
>originaly including box. There were only ten made, and they were taken out
>of circulation because they were specially molded. i was wondering if you
>knew anyone who would be intrested in buying it.
> from Jeremy Wipp
>

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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 18:25:15 -0700
From: "Joe Michels"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 55 orginal paint colors

The 55 original paint colors were the following:

Black, Sheridan Blue, Glacier Blue, Sea Haze Green, Primer,
Vermillion(Torch Red), Special Paint, Goldenrod Yellow and Meadow Green.
This comes from page 40 of the "Ford Pickup Red Book".


Hope that this helps!!

Joebob
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From: Jason Piccola
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Date: Monday, November 16, 1998 2:39 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 55 orginal paint colors


>I have a 55 ford F-250 which I am currently restoring. I think the
>truck's original color was "Meadow Green". I want to restore it to
>original condition but I might want to change the color to another color
>offered in 55. Can anyone supply me with a list of colors available for
>that year.
>
>Jason Piccola
>
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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 19:25:41 -0600
From: Chandler
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 9" rear end

Does anyone know the correct procedure for replacing a pinion seal in a
3L25 9" rear end? I heard something about a crush washer that has to be
replaced. I am nearly ready to install this in my 50 F-1 and I sure
don't want to do it twice.
thanks,
Don Chandler
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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 23:52:28 -0500
From: Ruth Ann Clark
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Brackets

I have brackets for the gen on the 6 cylinder. do you still need them?
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