pre61-list-digest Friday, May 14 1999 Volume 03 : Number 137



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - High Powered 57-60s
RE: FTE Pre61 - Inner Fenders for M II Suspension
Re: FTE Pre61 - High Powered 57-60s
FTE Pre61 - AOD
FTE Pre61 - Inner Fenders for M II Suspension
Re: FTE Pre61 - Inner Fenders for M II Suspension
FTE Pre61 - parts needed

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Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 08:57:18 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - High Powered 57-60s

Has anyone else really made efforts to load up a 57-60? I'm in the process of
rebuilding (read: not restoring) my dad's old fishing truck. It's been in the
family for over 20 years, and my stepdad gave it to me for my high school
graduation (12 yrs ago). I'm finally in a position financially to do this
right. I've posted some pics on the pictorial page, but it's improved a good
amount since then.

Most people I hear are satisfied with the 272. I've seen a couple of references
to 351s and I think one other 390. Has anyone gone much bigger?

Does anyone else notice that these trucks' styling is coming back in fashion:
the new chevys have the flared front fenders, as do the Super-Duty Fords. Maybe
I'm just seeing things...

Brian Nyman
Allina Health Systems Provider Support
bnyman allina.com
612-775-1537

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Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 07:26:54 -0700
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Inner Fenders for M II Suspension

Winford,

I just got through modifying some aluminum inner fender panels I bought from
Sac Vintage Ford. I have an early T-Bird IFS. What worked for me was that
I got some foam artist board from Tap plastics(Stationary or Art store
should also have it) and mocked up the fender panels I was going to install
by cutting the board and taping it back together. Then I just started
cutting and fitting until they fit. Then you just transfer the cuts over to
your panel. Took some time but it worked well. I could play with the
clearances without messing up the panels or scratching the suspension. I
did the same thing with my firewall to make an aluminum skin.

Hope this helps.

Dennis
55 F100 429 c6
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> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Inner Fenders for M II Suspension
>
> Does anyone have experience with modifying or installing modified inner
> fenders after the suspension has been changed to M II IFS?
>
> I am ready to install mine and realized some serious cutting is in order,
> unless I can find some custom made ones.
>
> Winford
>
> 54 F100 5.0 C4 MII IFS.
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Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 10:22:14 -0500
From: "Terry W. Jones"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - High Powered 57-60s

Hi Bryan,
I have installed a 460 in my '60 F-100, with a Muustang II IFS. The motor
sets low in the frame to clear the transmission hump, but it looks good and
fits very well with the addition of a rear sump pan that I got from Ford
Motorsports. If you need any info just let me know. Terry
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From: Brian C Nyman
To:
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 1999 8:57 AM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - High Powered 57-60s


> Has anyone else really made efforts to load up a 57-60? I'm in the
process of
> rebuilding (read: not restoring) my dad's old fishing truck. It's been in
the
> family for over 20 years, and my stepdad gave it to me for my high school
> graduation (12 yrs ago). I'm finally in a position financially to do this
> right. I've posted some pics on the pictorial page, but it's improved a
good
> amount since then.
>
> Most people I hear are satisfied with the 272. I've seen a couple of
references
> to 351s and I think one other 390. Has anyone gone much bigger?
>
> Does anyone else notice that these trucks' styling is coming back in
fashion:
> the new chevys have the flared front fenders, as do the Super-Duty Fords.
Maybe
> I'm just seeing things...
>
> Brian Nyman
> Allina Health Systems Provider Support
> bnyman allina.com
> 612-775-1537
>
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Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 08:59:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - AOD

Dan,

The AOD you need came in many vehicles and can be identified by the
words "METRIC, Automatic Overdrive" on the pan. There are no
electronic controls on it other than the normal safety switches. About
whether or not it hooks up to the mighty Cleveland, I have no idea.
You can look in Mercury Grand Marquis, Mustangs up to 93'(though these
command a higher price), Most of the mid-eighties mid-size cars. Don't
know about the trucks... Go to a pick-n-pull and crawl around under
some cars and you'll see they're plentiful, just look for the "METRIC"
on the pan. Also, I look for the weird shift pattern of P_R_N_D_D_2
(something like that) before I crawl under the car.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87
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Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 09:04:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Inner Fenders for M II Suspension

I helped with a Volare install many years ago and we used a jigsaw to
take out the metal we needed to. Ended up doing it a few times...
It's better to do a little at a time because you can't cut something
"longer".... I think there are templates for the Volare, don't know
about the MII but it's not difficult. Afterwards we used some OEM
rubber type flaps and riveted them in so they covered up the holes but
had plenty of clearance.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87

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Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 16:41:29 -0700
From: "oldguy1"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Inner Fenders for M II Suspension

just cut mine yesterday (54 f100) yes it took a lot out.. my advice you need
an air powerd body saw or some type of power cutter and take your time
gary
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From: shane san miguel
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, May 13, 1999 9:16 AM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Inner Fenders for M II Suspension


>I helped with a Volare install many years ago and we used a jigsaw to
>take out the metal we needed to. Ended up doing it a few times...
>It's better to do a little at a time because you can't cut something
>"longer".... I think there are templates for the Volare, don't know
>about the MII but it's not difficult. Afterwards we used some OEM
>rubber type flaps and riveted them in so they covered up the holes but
>had plenty of clearance.
>
>Shane
>55 F100 5.0
>15.51 87
>
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Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 02:28:52 -0500
From: "MARK AMES"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - parts needed

Since Im not having much luck locating some of the parts I need I figured =
someone out there might be able to help. I am looking for a complete 3 =
speed overdrive tranny out of a 56 F100 this includes the 3 speed tranny, =
the OD tranny, the underdash control lever, the switch under the gas =
pedal, and the wire harness. Am I forgetting anything? And Im looking for =
a pair of ram-horn exhaust manifolds for a 292 Y-block motor. These only =
came on approximately 1958 thru 1964 C-600 tilt cabs. And if there any =
Canadians out there that know of any 1956 Mercury truck sales literature, =
magazine adds, or manuals. and a set of hub caps, horn button and emblems. =
and a rear set of 53-56 M100 panel truck doors or a complete Mercury panel =
truck any condition. I do have some other years of Mercury truck manuals =
and literature for trade or possible sale. Plans are to start building =
the 56 Merc this fall. with engine and tranny install this winter. Please =
help I would like to get this truck done in under two years. So I can take =
it to Pidgon Forge and finally meet the FTE members.

"56Merc"


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