pre61-list-digest Tuesday, June 1 1999 Volume 03 : Number 155



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - intake
Re: FTE Pre61 - Mono Leaf Springs--how low?
Re: FTE Pre61 - intake
FTE Pre61 - Updated website
Re: FTE Pre61 - Updated website
FTE Pre61 - Re: Steering Gearbox
FTE Pre61 - cab corners
FTE Pre61 - fmester ibm.net- steering box for f-1
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: FOLLOW-UP
FTE Pre61 - EFI solutions
Re: FTE Pre61 - fmester ibm.net- steering box for f-1
Re: FTE Pre61 - cab corners

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Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 07:02:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dennis Moody
Subject: FTE Pre61 - intake

I am beginning to assemble some parts for my truck
restoration. One of the few modifications I plan to
make is changing the intake and carb.
Patricks antiques has an intake which allows a
4-barrell installation. Most others allow for two or
THREE stock carbs.
To me the 4-barrell is the way to go. What is
everyones experience with this and what do you
recommend?

Dennis Moody
'51 Ford F-1
Flathead Forever!

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Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 10:23:09 EDT
From: Jeffben56 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Mono Leaf Springs--how low?

I used reversed eye mono's in my 56 with a 390 (heavy!). The front bumper
sits just under 9" from the ground. Clears any speed bump, standard curbs,
etc. Standard eye mono's should sit a bit higher. Nice ride, too. Not too
bouncy or too stiff. Got mine from SoCal- nice folks to work with.

JeffT '56 FE-100
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Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 10:53:22 -0400
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - intake

At 07:02 AM 5/31/1999 -0700, Dennis Moody wrote:
>I am beginning to assemble some parts for my truck
>restoration. One of the few modifications I plan to
>make is changing the intake and carb.
>Patricks antiques has an intake which allows a
>4-barrell installation. Most others allow for two or
>THREE stock carbs.
>To me the 4-barrell is the way to go. What is
>everyones experience with this and what do you
>recommend?

I just finished putting dual 2-barrels in my 35 pickup (see my web page
below for more information on that). I have the smaller 221 cid engine so I
thought triples or a four-barrel would have been too much, although I
thought about putting on a triple manifold with one or two carbs either
blocked off or not hooked up. Supposedly a progressive linkage on a triple
will idle off the middle carb and open all three carbs at part throttle.

Supposedly the four-barrels offer good drivability and are simpler to tune.
On a different list I heard of someone who discovered that the throttle
linkage on his four barrel was on the other side of the engine so he had to
fangle something for the accelerator pedal linkage, but no major problems.

Tom Teixeira'35 pickuphttp://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://world.std.com/~tjt/35Pickup.html

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Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 11:59:39 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Updated website

Ken,

You've hit another one out of the park. This is great. I did check out the
Georgia Lowriders site and their guestbook. I did not get to a place to see
PICS of their trucks. I wanted to see the 57 at Pigeon Forge.

Glenn in TN
Soapy the 57 F100
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Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 12:57:07 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Updated website

At 11:59 AM 5/31/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Ken,
>
>You've hit another one out of the park. This is great. I did check out the
>Georgia Lowriders site and their guestbook. I did not get to a place to see
>PICS of their trucks. I wanted to see the 57 at Pigeon Forge.
>
>Glenn in TN
>Soapy the 57 F100

The LoRiders site will be updated this week with pictures from
the show. Also, I plan to put a bunch of photos from our group
on the site too.

Ken Payne

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Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 10:24:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Steering Gearbox

I just purchased a new TCI coil-over suspension for my
'53 F100. I am getting qoutes to have it installed.
When it is complete I will have a collection of
useable used front end parts. Most are stock with the
exception of a Magnum Disk Brake conversion on stock
spindles, and a Ford Sedan or T-bird steering column.
I drive this vehicle daily without a problem. If
anyone needs a certain part and can wait until it
becomes available, get your name on the list by
e-mailing me danlee_58 yahoo.com.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V

> Frank wrote: "I am am looking to purchase a
> serviceable or rebuildable
> steering gearbox for my '51 F1. Any of you good
> folks out there who have
> installed IFS and modern steering, maybe you saved
> the old stuff."

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Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 11:18:39 -0700
From: Kurt Stokke
Subject: FTE Pre61 - cab corners

I am nervous about installing the two new lower cab corners on my '55
F100. I have done arc welding and am waiting for my wire feed welder to
arrive. My question is what is the best way to insure a good panel to
body fit after the old section has been removed? It has been suggested
that I cut a portion off the top of the new panel off to use as backing
inside the cab--using pop rivets or sheet metal screws to hold the
pieces together while spot welding around the perimeter to prevent
warping, and afterwards run a continous bead. Also am interested to
know what filler is best to use--All-metal, Fiber-strand, bondo? What
has worked for you? Suggestions appreciated, so thanks...
Kurt
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Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 15:21:22 EDT
From: Rwilson50 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - fmester ibm.net- steering box for f-1

hi frank, my name is russ wilson and i'm located in sterling hgts i just put
a camaro ifs on my 49 f-1- i kept the old box . i gave the front axle
assembly to a friend rebuilding a woodie 40 from parts. send me an e/mail
and we can get it together. enjoy your memorial day
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Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 15:49:54 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: FOLLOW-UP

This is a follow up of the announcements I made earlier.

I just want to make it clear that as always, FTE is free
and shall continue to operate as a free service. Membership
in the club (AFTE) is not required to be a member of FTE.

Additionally, the club is completely independent of FTE.
FTE merely licenses its trademark names to AFTE and also
provides Internet services for AFTE. I do not sit on the
board of AFTE for obvious conflict of interest reasons.
I'm sure Don Neighbors, the president of AFTE will make
some sort of announcement on behalf of the club later on.

Ken

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Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 17:49:23 EDT
From: RJC988 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - EFI solutions

Fellow Effiers,

While much other work is being performed on Soapy, I have gradually started
"fooling" with the original wiring harness off the Lincoln. I have begun to
trace the wires connected with the engine management harness (read: computer)
trying to separate the EFI stuff and the other miscellaneous wiring not
needed. I have a Helms wiring and vacuum troubleshooter's guide.

Question: has anybody used the article that Donald Haulsee submitted on the
FTE tech page? Does anybody know his email address of how to get in touch
with him? I am sure the Lincoln wiring harness cannot be much different from
his Mustang/Crown Victoria. Is a VOM he mentions the voltage -- ohm meter
that I see machine maintenance people use?

I am only trying this at the mention of one of the many guys at Pigeon Forge.
If anybody saw the white with pink flames 54 in the front lot, what I am
doing is very similar. He (being a Ford dealership mechanic, I think) did was
use the factory Cougar harness in his application. This would save about $400
that Ron Francis' Wireworks would cost. And sooner I could get that chrome
grill!!!!

Glenn in TN
Soapy the 57 F100
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Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 18:29:55 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - fmester ibm.net- steering box for f-1

In a message dated 5/31/1999 3:25:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Rwilson50 aol.com writes:

> hi frank, my name is russ wilson and i'm located in sterling hgts i just
put
> a camaro ifs on my 49 f-1- i kept the old box . i gave the front axle
> assembly to a friend rebuilding a woodie 40 from parts.
Russ - (or others)
I'm Jonas, with a 51 F1R1. I need the 'front spring shackle
brackets' or whatever they're called, for the rear of the front springs on my
truck. They're the cast piece that's bolted/riveted to the frame, that the
bushing/bolt at the rear of the spring goes through. Any chance that a) you
saved them and b) they're any good? Mine apparently weren't greased
regularly, and the bolt holes are very worn. Contributes to that secure
feeling goin' down the road!
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Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 22:40:06 EDT
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - cab corners

Kurt,
no need to be nervous about welding new sheet metal on the cab. Wire welding
is actually easier than stick welding. I hope your wire fed welder has the
argon gas attachment on it. I used my welder the first time with flux core,
and the weld was awful! I got the argon mix on it and went to solid wire. To
me, there is no comparision to using the gas. It left the prettiest bead
ever, and I am not a pro.
As far as securing the patch panel to the cab for spotting, I used a pair of
Vise-Grip clamps. You can find these at a welding supply store. When I
positioned the new panel up to my cab to clamp it, I left one-eighth of an
inch of airspace between the two parts.
After you weld your spots in, go back to the area where you laid the first
spot and lay a bead no longer than one inch long. Then move to the other end
of the panel and lay another one inch bead. Keep doing this back and forth
until the whole seam is welded up. The reason for this is to keep from
overheating the metal in one area and either burning a hole through the metal
or warping it, a lesson I learned the hard way.
Good luck,
Paul '52 F-3
(Ken, sorry this letter so long)....


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