pre61-list-digest Sunday, November 22 1998 Volume 02 : Number 321



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: color codes?
FTE Pre61 - Ford 223 CI Casting Numbers
FTE Pre61 - Wood Bed Finish
FTE Pre61 - Oil Capacity
RE: FTE Pre61 - More Brackets Needed
FTE Pre61 - Re: Sticky Steering wheel
Re: FTE Pre61 - More Brackets Needed
FTE Pre61 - That Sticky Steering Wheel
Re: FTE Pre61 - STICKY steering wheel
FTE Pre61 - flathead piston identification
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: 1999 F-100 Supernationals, Pigeon Forge

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Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 07:30:39 -0600
From: "Byron Rosbrugh"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: color codes?

David Neumayer, I have the original spec book for the F100 1956 which gives
various parts colors. Under the Painting, Trim, and Upholstery section it
states "The horizontal grille bar, headlamp bodies and parking lamp frame
doors are finished in a Colonial White paint which blends with any of the
standard colors". This refers to the Standard Cab and Standard Panel
models. I just painted my wheels "Colonial White" and they look very good.
Good luck, and if I can help more, send a message. Byron

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> From: DAVID NEUMAYER
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: color codes?
> Date: Wednesday, November 18, 1998 1:05 PM
>
> Hi Thanks for all of the great info.
>
> I checked out the classic truck web site and looked at the color codes
> for a 56 F100. I was told (on this list) that the 56 gille was to be
> snowshoe white. The web site says it is colonial white. Does someone
> have the actual book that has the codes? I'm about to paint the rims
> and grille but now I'm not sure which white is correct.
>
> Thanks
>
> I'm also interested in reading tips on bed wood installation. And if
> any one knows, What is the best finish for the oak bed? Spar? tung
> oil???????
>
> I really enjoy reading this list daily.
>
> Thanks agian Guys
>
> Dave "Old Yeller" 56F100
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Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 09:10:25 -0800
From: "Jason Piccola"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Ford 223 CI Casting Numbers

My Ford 55' Stake has an engine that is not the original. The original
should be a 223 OHV. Does anyone know how I can tell what engine I
currently have in the truck? Where do I find the Casting numbers?

Jason Piccola
55' Ford

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Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 11:26:45 EST
From: Dustymtn aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wood Bed Finish

Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 12:05:32 -0700
From: DAVID NEUMAYER
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: color codes?

>I'm also interested in reading tips on bed wood installation. And if
>any one knows, What is the best finish for the oak bed? Spar? tung
>oil???????
>I really enjoy reading this list daily.
>
>Thanks agian Guys

Dave "Old Yeller" 56F100

Dave -

We used Minwax Helmsman Marine Gloss Polyeurethane on our oak bed, three coats
on top, bottom and ends. It looks great and is impervious to water.

Dusty Dodge
'55 F100
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Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 11:32:12 EST
From: Dustymtn aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Oil Capacity

On Fri, 20 Nov 1998 11:19:38 Clive Pedersen - CSERVNZ wrote:
>I have just purchased a 55 with a 272 Y Block ( I haven't checked the
>block numbers yet! )
>My oil light comes one when coming to a stop down a steep grade. My
>dipstick says I have the correct level of oil.
>I have suspicions that I have the incorrect dipstick. Could someone out
>there measure their dipstick from the stopper to the end so I can
>compare it.
>
>Thanks
>Clive Pedersen
>55 F100 Pickup
>Email Clive.Pedersen lion-nathan.co.nz

Hi Clive -

My spec. sheet shows that all V8's from 1954 through 1962 use 5 quarts plus 1
quart for the filter, which totals 6 quarts.

Dusty Dodge
'55 F100
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Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 11:28:36 -0600
From: "Rich Garber"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - More Brackets Needed

> We are still searching for the correct interior. A few of you offered to
> take picture and cut a piece of material but have not heard from anyone
> since. Also, need a 55 Horn Button.
>
Howard,

I don't know if my emails are getting to you. By the above statment I'd say
there not.
I have a correct sample of seat from a 54 as well as a 5-star horn button
from a 55. Something else you may be interested in, the crome drip-rail
trim from a 55.

Send me an e-mail offline for details.

Rich
54 F100
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Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 22:29:53 -0800
From: "Abram H. Stauffer"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Sticky Steering wheel

I had the same problem with my '54 when it was raining or I was sweating and grabbed the wheel. I bought the biggest steering wheel cover I could buy at K-Mart. It was still to tight so I got my wife's hairdryer and heated the fake leather and the plastic lace enough to stretch it on. The other solution is to buy a steering wheel rebuild kit and redo the wheel. I have never done that and have no idea how
hard it is.
Abe

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Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 14:16:58 -0800
From: Gary Haselbusch
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - More Brackets Needed

Hi Rich, I'm interested in the chrome drip rails you have. I've got a '54
F-100.What are you asking? Gary

Rich Garber wrote:

> > We are still searching for the correct interior. A few of you offered to
> > take picture and cut a piece of material but have not heard from anyone
> > since. Also, need a 55 Horn Button.
> >
> Howard,
>
> I don't know if my emails are getting to you. By the above statment I'd say
> there not.
> I have a correct sample of seat from a 54 as well as a 5-star horn button
> from a 55. Something else you may be interested in, the crome drip-rail
> trim from a 55.
>
> Send me an e-mail offline for details.
>
> Rich
> 54 F100
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Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 19:52:23 -0500
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - That Sticky Steering Wheel

Mitch Miller wrote: "First thing in the morning, after a cool evening,
I cannot grab the steering wheel without getting black stuff on my
hands. The steering wheel is quite STICKY and I have to wear gloves to
drive it. Other mornings, no problem. I suspect that the humidity
affects the surface of the well-worn steering wheel."

I first encountered that problem on my '65 Comet, years back, and my
truck does the same thing as yours. A thorough scrubbing will take care
of the worst of it, since is a combination of built up crud and whatever
the steering wheel is made out of.
It's pretty nasty, isn't it?
- --
Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

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

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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 01:58:11 EST
From: AMorgan351 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - STICKY steering wheel

My 57 F100 did exactly the same thing. I just put on a black large sport grip
and kept going. The padding is a bit more comfortable as well.

AL
no-name 57
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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 03:04:03 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - flathead piston identification

I have just dissasembled my '52 flatty engine and am trying to find the piston
size. The only thing I could find on it was "STD." stamped on the top of the
piston. Could someone tell me what that means?
Thanks,
Paul
'52 Flatty F-3
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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 15:16:31 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: 1999 F-100 Supernationals, Pigeon Forge

The 21st annual F-100 Supernations, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee,
is scheduled for May 13-16, 1999 at the Grand Hotel.

This show features both old and new trucks and is the largest
show of its kind. Last year, over 800 trucks were registered
in the show. Ford Truck Enthusiasts had very good attendance,
especially since it was our first year. We had 32 people (not
including spouses) from our group there. Already we are nearly
double the size we were in April of 98. We're hoping to have
over 100 people attend in 1999.

As many of you may know, several of us are trying to incorporate
a non-profit Ford truck club. We hope to have this together
by the show. Regardless of whether or not this happens by then,
we'd like to put together a committee to plan for the event.

If you would like to be part of the planning, and/or you plan to
attend the show, you can be on this committee by sending an
email to majordomo ford-trucks.com with the following in the
body of the email:

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This is the only way to subscribe.

Full information about the show will appear on the web site events
guide this evening.

Regards,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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