pre61-list-digest Wednesday, May 12 1999 Volume 03 : Number 135



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Mid Fifty's
FTE Pre61 - cell phones on 6 volt
RE: FTE Pre61 - cell phones on 6 volt
FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color
Re: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color
Re: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color
Re: FTE Pre61 - 300-6's
FTE Pre61 - motor
Re: FTE Pre61 - cell phones on 6 volt
Re: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color
FTE Pre61 - 1957 Engine questions

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Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 09:45:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Mid Fifty's

>>Mid Fifty's has the axle in 2.5", 3" and 4". $225, >>$265 and$325
plus exchange.
>>1-800-252-1956

I just called and ordered the catalog, thanks for the info!

Shane

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Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 13:08:06 -0400
From: Abe Stauffer
Subject: FTE Pre61 - cell phones on 6 volt

OK electronics experts:
I have had a small brain storm (maybe a light brain shower is more like
it). My truck ('54) is a 6 volt and I have no plans to change it over.
Will a cell phone run on a 6 volt system. There must be resistors in the
jack you plug into your lighter. I don't think the phone gets 12 volts
of juice from my car when used in the family van.

Secondly, will the cell phone jack fit in a vintage truck cigar lighter.
I do not have one now but will look for one if it does fit. If it does
not fit would a modern (12 volt) cigarette lighter like one you can buy
at Wall Mart (for under the dash) work on a 6 volt system?
Thanks, looking ahead to travelling this summer with the truck and
being able to call if I have a breakdown!
Abe '54 F-100
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Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 12:54:33 -0500
From: "Rich Garber"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - cell phones on 6 volt

> -----Original Message-----
>
> OK electronics experts:
> I have had a small brain storm (maybe a light brain shower
> is more like
> it). My truck ('54) is a 6 volt and I have no plans to change it over.
> Will a cell phone run on a 6 volt system. There must be resistors in the
> jack you plug into your lighter. I don't think the phone gets 12 volts
> of juice from my car when used in the family van.
>
> Secondly, will the cell phone jack fit in a vintage truck cigar lighter.
> I do not have one now but will look for one if it does fit. If it does
> not fit would a modern (12 volt) cigarette lighter like one you can buy
> at Wall Mart (for under the dash) work on a 6 volt system?
> Thanks, looking ahead to travelling this summer
> with the truck and
> being able to call if I have a breakdown!
> Abe '54 F-100

Abe,

It depends on the phone, but I have a Nokia and I think it
has a 3.6 volt battery, The adapter cord is actually a regulator
that takes the 12 volts and drops it to 3.6 or there abouts.
In my case, the adapter should work fine. If its say, 7.6 volt
phone the answer is no. A regulator needs a certain percentage
over its target, most regulators have a rating: 3.6 volt output
with 6 to 15 volts input.

I can't answer the second part.

Rich
54 F100
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Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 12:14:29 -0700
From: "Dennis R. Fischer"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color

I have been told the 1956 272 pickup engine and bellhousing was painted
yellow. Is that correct?

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Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 18:40:22 -0500
From: "keithandsusiec"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color

Hi Dennis ,...Im Keith,.....Im not sure about your 272 ,.. but I've got a
223 6 cyl. in my 56 & it is still the original yellow. If u know of a co.
that still makes the paint in a spray can , I sure would like to know about
it. I plan on keeping the original engine in my truck !
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From: Dennis R. Fischer
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 2:14 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color


>
>I have been told the 1956 272 pickup engine and bellhousing was painted
>yellow. Is that correct?
>
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Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 16:59:50 -0700
From: "cc"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color

Hi Dennis,
I have a 56 F-100 that my dad bought new and it's engine has the yellow
engine color.
David
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From: keithandsusiec
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color


>Hi Dennis ,...Im Keith,.....Im not sure about your 272 ,.. but I've got a
>223 6 cyl. in my 56 & it is still the original yellow. If u know of a co.
>that still makes the paint in a spray can , I sure would like to know about
>it. I plan on keeping the original engine in my truck !
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dennis R. Fischer
>To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
>Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 2:14 PM
>Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color
>
>
>>
>>I have been told the 1956 272 pickup engine and bellhousing was painted
>>yellow. Is that correct?
>>
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Date: Tue, 11 May 99 19:45:14 PDT
From: "Gina Pruce"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 300-6's

I LIKE THIS APPROACH:

" my personal preference would be
to swap in a 300 ci Ford 6-cyl. with an AOD behind it, make sure to use the
rear sump pan, if you want to play with the electronics get the '88 up
injected version. Otherwise use the later exhaust manifolds(dual cast
iron),
get a water-heated 4-bbl. manifold from Clifford, go for somewhere between
2:75 and 3:50(depending on whether you are going to work it) nine" rear out
of a '70's or so pickup(same wheel pattern), and use the non--electronic
version of the AOD. It will run and work with the big dogs, be damn near
bullet-proof, and if you'll put dual glasspacks on it be a joy to listen
to.
My $.02. jefe"

I HAVE FOUND WHAT APPEARS TO BE A GREAT DONOR VEHICLE: AN 83 LTD WITH IN
LINE 6 AND AUTO TRANNY. NEW ENGINE, NEW RADIATOR, COLD A/C, BUCKET SEATS,
LOW $$, ETC. OWNER DOESN'T KNOW IF ENGINE IS FRONT OR REAR SUMP. HE THINKS
ITS GOT TWO OIL DRAIN PLUGS? I PLAN ON GOING TO LOOK AT IT FRIDAY. IS THE
SUMP LOCATION A SHOW STOPPER?? I'LL BE PUTTING INTO A '50 F1.

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY REPLYS,

j
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Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 19:44:02 -0700
From: "oldguy1"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - motor

I have a 70's 351 w that we just installed into my 54 f100..
does anyone know how to tell what exact year it is ...I was tlod it was out
of a t bird.. help

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Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 23:02:24 -0400
From: "Dennis Moody"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - cell phones on 6 volt

It all depends on what phone you are using. As long as the phone requires a
voltage of 6 volt or smaller you are OK. You need to install a resistor to
cut the voltage to whatever your phone requires. This will usually be shown
where the battery mounts to the phone.

I am not sure about the vintage adapters. But, you can purchase on of those
adapters from Wal*Mart with no problem. There are no internal components in
those devices, simply two contacts. Usually the center tap is hot and the
outer is grounded. Simply connect the two wires and BINGO...your set!

Dennis Moody
Zeener Geocities.com
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Abe Stauffer
To:
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 1:08 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - cell phones on 6 volt


> OK electronics experts:
> I have had a small brain storm (maybe a light brain shower is more like
> it). My truck ('54) is a 6 volt and I have no plans to change it over.
> Will a cell phone run on a 6 volt system. There must be resistors in the
> jack you plug into your lighter. I don't think the phone gets 12 volts
> of juice from my car when used in the family van.
>
> Secondly, will the cell phone jack fit in a vintage truck cigar lighter.
> I do not have one now but will look for one if it does fit. If it does
> not fit would a modern (12 volt) cigarette lighter like one you can buy
> at Wall Mart (for under the dash) work on a 6 volt system?
> Thanks, looking ahead to travelling this summer with the truck and
> being able to call if I have a breakdown!
> Abe '54 F-100
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Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 20:10:36 -0700
From: "Dennis R. Fischer"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color

Well, it looks like yellow is it. I sure appreciate the responses.

- -----Original Message-----
From: keithandsusiec
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color


>Hi Dennis ,...Im Keith,.....Im not sure about your 272 ,.. but I've got a
>223 6 cyl. in my 56 & it is still the original yellow. If u know of a co.
>that still makes the paint in a spray can , I sure would like to know about
>it. I plan on keeping the original engine in my truck !
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dennis R. Fischer
>To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
>Date: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 2:14 PM
>Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 Engine Color
>
>
>>
>>I have been told the 1956 272 pickup engine and bellhousing was painted
>>yellow. Is that correct?
>>
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Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 23:18:14 EDT
From: BooRulz99 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1957 Engine questions

I have a '57 F-100 and i was wondering if anyone knows what size engine's
came in that year of trucks? Would really love e-mail from other '57-'60....


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