pre61-list-digest Wednesday, April 28 1999 Volume 03 : Number 122



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - gas tank
FTE Pre61 - 6v to 12 V
Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tank
FTE Pre61 - gas tank ? for Fred g 454
FTE Pre61 - Rebuild of Chrysler Cordoba IFS
Re: FTE Pre61 - 6v to 12 V
Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tank
Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tank
FTE Pre61 - Ford 9"

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Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 08:06:58 MDT
From: "Randall Colgan"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - gas tank

I need some advice on the type of gas tank that will fit (more or less)
between the frame rails of my 52 F1. I want to remove the bomb from
behind my seat and install something between the frame rails ahead of
the rear axle (ie: running beside drive shaft).

Has anyone used a Ranger tank here? Do you need the extra pump in the
tank to boost the pressure for the 302 I have as a power plant?

Any suggestions welcome.

Randy, 52 F1
www.ford-trucks.com/trueblue
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Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 10:32:52 -0500
From: Roy Gilbertson
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 6v to 12 V

Good Morning,
Just purchased a 48 Ford F-4... Wondering what I need to do to change
it from the 6 Volt to a 12 Volt system... Been getting alot of different
answers and was just wondering if there is a practical solution to this
that is easy to do.
Thanks.
Roy
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Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 11:39:59 -0400
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tank

Randy,
Not sure about the differences between a F-1 and an F-100, but I used a '85
Isuzu Trooper tank (Gee I hope this isn't off topic) anyway it fits like a
glove. You can see it on my web site at:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com:80/MotorCity/Garage/7442/index.html

Look under progress, or more progress. I'm like you, I didn't want to share
the cab with 20 gallons of gas.
I think the in-tank pumps are used more for high pressure fuel injection
systems, you should not need that.

Good Luck
Fred

Randall Colgan wrote:

> I need some advice on the type of gas tank that will fit (more or less)
> between the frame rails of my 52 F1. I want to remove the bomb from
> behind my seat and install something between the frame rails ...(clip)

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Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 13:36:21 -0500
From: "Terry W. Jones"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - gas tank ? for Fred g 454

I looked at your site, the tank installation looks good. I'm just wondering
what is the measurement between your frame rails. I would like to try that.
Thanks, Terry
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From: Fred g 454
To:
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tank


> Randy,
> Not sure about the differences between a F-1 and an F-100, but I used a
'85
> Isuzu Trooper tank (Gee I hope this isn't off topic) anyway it fits like a
> glove. You can see it on my web site at:
>
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com:80/MotorCity/Garage/7442/index.html
>
> Look under progress, or more progress. I'm like you, I didn't want to
share
> the cab with 20 gallons of gas.
> I think the in-tank pumps are used more for high pressure fuel injection
> systems, you should not need that.
>
> Good Luck
> Fred
>
> Randall Colgan wrote:
>
> > I need some advice on the type of gas tank that will fit (more or less)
> > between the frame rails of my 52 F1. I want to remove the bomb from
> > behind my seat and install something between the frame rails ...(clip)
>
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Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 17:14:59 EDT
From: Lookn4iron aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Rebuild of Chrysler Cordoba IFS

Since I am required to dissassemble then reassemble suspension from the
donor front end on my Gibbon's front crossmember for my '56 F-100, I
wonder if I should use the opportunity to add to either rebuild the
suspension (Plymouth Satellite, Chrysler Cordoba) using Performance
Suspension Technology 's original performance front end kit or upgrade it
with their Polygraphite Front End kit.

Can anyone offer advice on the value of the upgrade to polygraphite and
any unique difficulties with either kit during a rebuild. The price
differential between the two appears to be about $50 ($179-$229). Their
web site is at

Bill Meglen

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Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 20:30:28 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 6v to 12 V

In a message dated 4/27/1999 11:36:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
rgilbertso earthlink.net writes:

> Just purchased a 48 Ford F-4... Wondering what I need to do to change
> it from the 6 Volt to a 12 Volt system... Been getting alot of different
> answers and was just wondering if there is a practical solution to this
> that is easy to do.
>
Well, first - why? Night driving? Lots of electronic accessories?
Live way up North where the winters slow down the starters to a crawl? My 6V
has worked fine in the couple years I've had it, not daily driving, but
driving often enough. 6V bulbs are available at my local parts store,
although they sometimes need half a day to get them.
That said, converting isn't difficult. Bulbs, of course. The horns
will work a long, long, loud time on 12V. The starter will survive. Couple
gauges need step down, see http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/6to12to6/. 12V
generator or alternator, with proper regulator if the gen or alt require it,
resistor for the coil, 12V coil, 12V flasher, 12V heater motor or stepdown,
... done.
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Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 20:30:30 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tank

In a message dated 4/27/1999 10:12:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
randallcolgan hotmail.com writes:

> I need some advice on the type of gas tank that will fit (more or less)
> between the frame rails of my 52 F1. I want to remove the bomb from
> behind my seat
Just as a matter of interest, is there any evidence that in-cab tanks
have presented a safety problem? I know it seems obvious, but I've never
heard of one becoming 'a bomb.'
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Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 20:48:05 -0400
From: "Frank Mester Jr."
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tank

I think its a lot safer in the cab than in the rear or side saddle like some of
the newer "bombs"

Frank '51 F1 "lizzy"
'51 C/C Riviera "Beats workin'"

JRFiero aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 4/27/1999 10:12:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> randallcolgan hotmail.com writes:
>
> > I need some advice on the type of gas tank that will fit (more or less)
> > between the frame rails of my 52 F1. I want to remove the bomb from
> > behind my seat
> Just as a matter of interest, is there any evidence that in-cab tanks
> have presented a safety problem? I know it seems obvious, but I've never
> heard of one becoming 'a bomb.'
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Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 19:53:49 -0500
From: "Steve Hansen"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Ford 9"

I GOT MY FORD 9" TODAY!!!!! Started the cleaning.. found out I can use the
stock driveshaft after shortning and rebalance.. Life is good!
The tag reads : WDM-T OCB
50 8 7 311A

I would guess 311 gears... Anyone elce knows the code?

Steve
50-f-1

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