pre61-list-digest Thursday, May 20 1999 Volume 03 : Number 143



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass
FTE Pre61 - disc brakes, low $$$$$
FTE Pre61 - Stainless vs. Chrome Bumper
RE: FTE Pre61 - Stainless vs. Chrome Bumper
RE: FTE Pre61 - Got the watch
RE: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass
FTE Pre61 - oil filter study
FTE Pre61 - vin search
Re: FTE Pre61 - Stainless vs. Chrome Bumper
Re: FTE Pre61 - Stainless vs. Chrome Bumper
Re: FTE Pre61 - Soundproofing
Re: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass
FTE Pre61 - wheel lugs
FTE Pre61 - clutch disc
Re: FTE Pre61 - clutch disc

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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 09:05:01 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass

Don't waste your money on the catalogs for vent, side window, and (small) rear
window glass. Take what you've got, bring it in to a local (auto) glass
company, and they'll be more than happy to make some patterns. It's just flat
glass, and any place near you should be qualified to get you new glass for at or
below what it says in the any catalog.

It should save you a bundle on shipping and stuff too.

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

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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 09:04:16 -0500
From: "Brian C Nyman"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - disc brakes, low $$$$$

I've found a Lincoln Versailles (souped up Grenada) with a 9" posi rear end has
disc brakes that is expected to work pretty well. That's for my rear end. I
don't know the best way to work the front, with the exception of replacing the
front clip. We were fortunate enough to locate a Ford Aerostar that had seen
better days and was ready for retirement. With a little work, the whole unit
bolts up to the stock frame. It rides a little higher than the standard
bug-killer, but it looks like it grew there. Plus I didn't have to pay $1500
for a Mustang II clip.

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

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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 07:14:51 -0700
From: GUYETTE Phillip
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Stainless vs. Chrome Bumper

I'm about to purchase a replacement bumper for the front of my '52 F1 and
have the option of Polished Stainless Steel or Chrome Plated. I'm
interested in other opinions on what's best (last's longer, looks better,
etc.). Anyone care to share their thoughts on this? Thanks.
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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 07:33:42 -0700
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Stainless vs. Chrome Bumper

Phil,

I just bought a stainless rear bumper for my 55. Had a chrome one before.
I like it because it's straight. All the chrome bumpers I have seen,
including the one I replaced, have been wavy. That's the main reason I went
with SS. The second is that scratches buff out. On the negative side, they
appear to be softer and a little lighter and flexible than steel. So far I
haven't gotten mine to the buff that would equal chrome. A slight
difference in that it's a softer sheen, but noticable to me. Got mine from
Bob's F100's and I am very happy with it.

Dennis
55F100

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> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Stainless vs. Chrome Bumper
>
> I'm about to purchase a replacement bumper for the front of my '52 F1 and
> have the option of Polished Stainless Steel or Chrome Plated. I'm
> interested in other opinions on what's best (last's longer, looks better,
> etc.). Anyone care to share their thoughts on this? Thanks.
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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 07:44:50 -0700
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Got the watch

Hi,
I also received the F100 watch for my birthday. the messed up documentation
bothered me so I called the Franklin Mint. Supposedly, they are sending me
corrected documentation for the watch. I'll let you know how it goes when I
receive it.

Dennis
55F100

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> From: Oldtrukman webtv.net[SMTP:Oldtrukman webtv.net]
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> Sent: Sunday, May 16, 1999 1:55 AM
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Got the watch
>
> My wonderful wife sent off for the Franklin Mint F100 pocket watch
> for me for my birthday. I got it the last week and I love it.
> I have one complaint, however. Don't get me wrong, the watch is
> great, but the so called "Certificate of Authenticity" calls the truck a
> '56 F150. Now that tends to ruffle my feathers just a bit. You would
> think that if they are going to all the trouble to make up these
> comemorative pieces, that they could at least do a little more research
> and get something as simple as the model number correct.
>
> The day before yesterday, I received in the mail, another flyer
> from them for a new model they now have available. It is a late model
> F150 4X4. No year is stated, but it looks like an early to mid 90's
> model. In the captions on the picture page, they state how finely
> detailed the 352 cu. in. electronicly fuel injected V8 engine is.
> That seemed rather odd to me since the 352 was last seen in the
> trucks in 1967, and that Ford never did anything with fuel injection
> until the mid 80's.
>
> Sorry. Just had to get this off my chest. I still love the watch.
>
> Thanks Honey
>
>
>
> Rix56 'The Rat'
>
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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 11:02:10 -0700
From: "O'Connell, Dennis M"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass

My 2 cents. Just make sure it's a good glass company. I had the side
windows done on my 55 and they were lousy. Chipped, wrong size. The glass
company fixed them but it was several trips and fittings. Recently replaced
them with glass from Sac Vintage Ford and they were right the first time.

Denny
55F100

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> From: Brian C Nyman[SMTP:bnyman allina.com]
> Reply To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 1999 7:05 AM
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass
>
> Don't waste your money on the catalogs for vent, side window, and (small)
> rear
> window glass. Take what you've got, bring it in to a local (auto) glass
> company, and they'll be more than happy to make some patterns. It's just
> flat
> glass, and any place near you should be qualified to get you new glass for
> at or
> below what it says in the any catalog.
>
> It should save you a bundle on shipping and stuff too.
>
> Brian Nyman
> Allina Health Systems Provider Support
> bnyman allina.com
> 612-775-1537
>
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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 14:03:06 -0500
From: jniolon uss.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - oil filter study

some of you might be aware of this, it was forwarded to me by a friend
good 'take it apart and look in it' type critique of major oil filters and
the results
it might surprise you somewhat

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://members.xoom.com/minimopars/oilfilterstudy.html

interesting reading anyway

john


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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 19:59:52 GMT
From: "Joe Swinko"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - vin search

Does anybody know where I can find out if my trucks vin is clean?
as in not stolen by(or from) previous owners. Just to make sure before I
start too much work!


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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 17:44:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Stainless vs. Chrome Bumper

I got the stock one for my 52 straightened and chromed and it still
looks good hanging in the garage for 2 years!!
Scott

- --- GUYETTE Phillip wrote:
> I'm about to purchase a replacement bumper for the front of my '52 F1
> and
> have the option of Polished Stainless Steel or Chrome Plated. I'm
> interested in other opinions on what's best (last's longer, looks
> better,
> etc.). Anyone care to share their thoughts on this? Thanks.
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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 21:23:04 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Stainless vs. Chrome Bumper

In a message dated 5/19/1999 10:39:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time, DMO1 PGE.COM
writes:

> I just bought a stainless rear bumper for my 55.
,
>I'm about to purchase a replacement bumper for the front of my '52 F1...

Speaking of bumpers - I'd like an original style rear bumper for my
'51. I suspect at least 48-52 are the same. Mine has an incorrect shaped
chrome bumper, held by one of the two bolts on each side. I have the correct
brackets, but the bumper's curved all the way across. Looks like the front
bumper off something or other.
Anyway - anybody have an original they don't need? All the repro
rears I see are flat, not the channel type. I'd like the channel type, and
I'm going to keep it black paint.
While we're at it, my front bumper is the correct type, but chrome.
I'd prefer black. Trades? Not top quality chrome, I'm afraid - a 40 footer.
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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 21:44:03 EDT
From: AMorgan351 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Soundproofing

I've had good luck with these on my 57
- - put rubber-backed carpet undere the rubber floormats so the original
appearance is ok but there is more padding. I used industrial carpeting from
a Home Depot type place.
- - put in new door seals and make sure they really seal
- - new window anti-rattlers
- - foam insulation under the hood (JC Whitney)
Now it's pretty quiet up to 60
AL
no-name 57 F100
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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 21:58:16 EDT
From: AMorgan351 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Vent Window Glass

You could just take them to the local auto glass place and they would replace
them from flat stock. They'll use the old as patterns. Not NOS but works
great.
AL -
No Name 57 F100
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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 20:57:51 -0500
From: "Randy Selby"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - wheel lugs

Does anyone know an easy way to install new rear wheel lug studs on my 50?
C-clamp
won't pull them in straight. Would like to put them in without removing
axles.

Thanks
Randy
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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 20:15:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott
Subject: FTE Pre61 - clutch disc

I have a friend who has a 57 F-600 grain truck and he is looking for a
clutch disc. Anyone know where I could find one?
Scott

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Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 21:29:54 -0700
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - clutch disc

any Ford dealership, NAPA store, etc.

Ray C
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On Wed, 19 May 1999 20:15:45 Scott wrote:
>I have a friend who has a 57 F-600 grain truck and he is looking for a
>clutch disc. Anyone know where I could find one?
>Scott
>
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