pre61-list-digest Thursday, May 6 1999 Volume 03 : Number 129

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1948 - 1948 truck and vans
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FTE Pre61 - More brake questions
FTE Pre61 - Winford 54 gas tank
FTE Pre61 - Pinion Seal
FTE Pre61 - Compression test question



Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 11:47:04 +0100
From: "Paul Y."
Subject: FTE Pre61 - More brake questions

Now I've installed a 9" rear, the next in the chain of events is that with a
smaller brake shoe I'm having to stamp on the brake pedal so much more that
I will need power brakes.
At the same time, I would like to change from a single circuit to a dual
circuit brake system.
Any ideas on a good kit that's available?

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Date: Wed, 05 May 1999 18:45:00 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Winford 54 gas tank

Hey, Winford, what kind of gas tank do you have mounted inside the
frame? Looked a little like my panels tank at first.

Paul G.
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Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 21:42:21 -0500
From: "Randy Selby"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Pinion Seal

I have the pinion seal holding me up on the assembly of my differential. My
local parts
store didn't have any luck crossing the CR number to National. Can anyone
give me an
interchange number or a supplier for a CR 14223-3 pinion seal? The rear end
is from my '50, but may not be original. Gear ratio is 3.73.

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Date: Wed, 5 May 1999 19:53:22 -0700
From: "Vierra, William BGI SF"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Compression test question

In investigating the troubles with my 302 to determine to rebuild or replace
it I had a strange compression test. All cylinders except no. 8 are between
160 and 170. Number 8 is at 120, I then added some oil to number 8 and the
pressure went to 100.

This has not happened to me before in past tests on other motors the
pressure either stays the same or goes up. If it had stayed the same it
would seem there is some valve trouble. So now I am perplexed. Tomorrow I
will take off the valve cover and see what I can from there.

I had planned to rebuild the motor next month but other expenses are seeming
to get in the way.
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