pre61-list-digest Wednesday, May 19 1999 Volume 03 : Number 142



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - rivets
FTE Pre61 - Reverse Oil Pan
FTE Pre61 - rebuilding door hinges? 53-55 F100
FTE Pre61 - disc brakes, low $$$$$
FTE Pre61 - more questions, body and paint
FTE Pre61 - f-100 nationals
Re: FTE Pre61 - more questions, body and paint
FTE Pre61 - overdrive for "59 F100
FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass
Re: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass
Re: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass
FTE Pre61 - took the plunge!!!
Re: FTE Pre61 - took the plunge!!!

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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 08:36:02 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - rivets

>>Art & Jeanne Irvin,
Regarding your question about how to remove rivets from a frame. We either used
a grinder or an acetylene torch to get the rivets off my frame.

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

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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 09:10:55 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Reverse Oil Pan

Morg,
I too have a reverse pan for my truck. AND I am using a 390. Lucky for you,
huh? I found mine on an old (mid 70s) 4x4 that was running an FE motor. I
don't think they're really that hard to come by. Maybe I just got lucky.
(shrug)

The best thing you can do is shop around the 4x4 supply stores in your area,
because that is likely what they were designed for in the first place.

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

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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 08:54:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - rebuilding door hinges? 53-55 F100

My door hinges are in need of a rebuild, anybody know how?

Thanks,
Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87

Needs a Re-Jet!!!

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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 09:45:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - disc brakes, low $$$$$

I want to put disc brakes on my 55' at some point. I noticed the kits
at So-Cal are for a different bolt pattern than stock. How do I get
disk brakes on my truck CHEAP with the stock bolt pattern? I just
bought new rims and tires and don't really want to do it again for a
while.

Shane
55 F100 5.0
15.51 87

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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 09:53:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: shane san miguel
Subject: FTE Pre61 - more questions, body and paint

Well I am getting ready to primer my truck. The body is very rough,
some rust in the lower rear fenders. I just want it all one color,
primer. So what do I do to prep it for a quickee primer job? I had
heard I should sand everything down, not sand everything down and use
metal etch... etc...

So what do I do? I'm going to shoot it myself.

Shane


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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 10:29:22 -0500
From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - f-100 nationals

finally waded thru my email, got all the unimportant 'work' stuff out of
the way so it's time
to say "What a great weekend" Beautiful weather, sweet trucks, good
buys, too much food.
We had a ball.

Ken, Don, Stu good to see all of yall again. Wayne, Ray, Fran, Jack, and
all the others it was good to
finally put a face with the name. Let's all do it again next year.

Ken, Peggy and Don....thanks for all the organizational stuff yall do to
make it so easy on the rest of us.
Your efforts are greatly appreciated from a couple in Hueytown, Al who own
several piles of Ford truck parts.
(Plus a few new one's from this trip).


John & Peggy Niolon


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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 13:23:18 -0400
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - more questions, body and paint

shane san miguel wrote:
>
> Well I am getting ready to primer my truck. The body is very rough,
> some rust in the lower rear fenders. I just want it all one color,
> primer. So what do I do to prep it for a quickee primer job? I had
> heard I should sand everything down, not sand everything down and use
> metal etch... etc...
>
> So what do I do? I'm going to shoot it myself.
>
> Shane

A friend of mine who has a '32 5 window and wanted the primer only
look, sanded the entire car, including his rough patch panels, used a
self etching primer, heavy on the bad spots, the did the whole body in
black epoxy primer. The self etch helps control the rust left in the
pits, and the epoxy primer is water & weather resistant. He used the car
last summer, and got it out again last month, if you look close you can
see the patch panels, but no rust bleed thru yet.

47Fred
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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 13:21:17 -0500
From: "mark"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - overdrive for "59 F100

I've recently acquired a 1959 F100 in pretty decent shape. It has a 6
cylinder and a 3 speed manual transmission. I've gotten the go and the stop
working pretty well at this point, but I've noticed that it wouldn't hurt to
have an extra gear. does anyone on the list have, or know where I might
find, an overdrive unit? I see in my (also recently acquired) owner's and
shop manual that there was an overdrive unit available for the '59. any
suggestions are greatly appreciated.

thanks,
mark


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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 15:42:58 -0400
From: Ray or Fran Bell
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass

Okay .. the bubbles, hairline cracks, and rotting frame have got to go. =
Time to replace the vent window glass and frames, both sides. In my =
(several) catalogs, I can find all the other glass and related parts, =
but can't find the vent windows. Are they hidden in there with another =
name?=20
RAY BELL

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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 18:02:36 -0400
From: "frank"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass

Ray in the books I have (mac's antique auto parts & socal) they are under
vent window and the glass runs about $19.00
Frank Gregory
frank-gwen ewol.com

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From: Ray or Fran Bell
To: 'Ford Trucks'
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 1999 3:49 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass


Okay .. the bubbles, hairline cracks, and rotting frame have got to go.
Time to replace the vent window glass and frames, both sides. In my
(several) catalogs, I can find all the other glass and related parts, but
can't find the vent windows. Are they hidden in there with another name?
RAY BELL

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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 20:59:14 -0700
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass

Ray,
I have gone crazy in the past trying to find vent frames and the splined pivots and have not been able to come up with any repro stuff. I have welded broken pivots and scrounged up the stainless versions of the frames on my 53-55 trucks and come out with useable frames. Not sure what year you refer to. I guess No news is Bad news...

Ray C

On Tue, 18 May 1999 18:02:36 frank wrote:
>Ray in the books I have (mac's antique auto parts & socal) they are under
>vent window and the glass runs about $19.00
>Frank Gregory
>frank-gwen ewol.com
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ray or Fran Bell
>To: 'Ford Trucks'
>Date: Tuesday, May 18, 1999 3:49 PM
>Subject: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass
>
>
>Okay .. the bubbles, hairline cracks, and rotting frame have got to go.
>Time to replace the vent window glass and frames, both sides. In my
>(several) catalogs, I can find all the other glass and related parts, but
>can't find the vent windows. Are they hidden in there with another name?
>RAY BELL
>
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Date: Tue, 18 May 1999 21:37:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dennis Moody
Subject: FTE Pre61 - took the plunge!!!

Well, I finally did it!!! I just brought home a 1951
ford f-1. It needs lots of TLC, but I was able to
drive it on the trailer!!
Now, the big question. The truck starts and idles
very good, however, when you press the accelerator the
engine often chokes out.
After a couple of tries it will pick up and you can
cruise down the road.
The guy I bought it from said the vacuum advance was
stuck, but I don't think so. I think something in the
carb is fishy, does anyone have any experience with
this?
Guess I should mention it has a flathead v8!

Any advice appreciated,


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Dennis Moody
Zeener96 yahoo.com
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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 00:59:30 EDT
From: Flathead52 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - took the plunge!!!

Dennis
I think you have a problem with the accelerator pump in the carb.
The old ones used a leather seal that will dry up over time. If you want
more info on how to fix this let me know.

Tom Grover
Flathead52 ....


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