pre61-list-digest Thursday, June 10 1999 Volume 03 : Number 164



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - gas tank float
Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tank float
Re: FTE Pre61 - Drag Link & Brake Cable
FTE Pre61 - Danbury Mint Custom '51 F1
FTE Pre61 - Uneven Truck
Re: FTE Pre61 - Uneven Truck
FTE Pre61 - 1958 9 in.???

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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 06:03:44 EDT
From: Meats56 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - gas tank float

Hey Guys, I just purchased a 53-55 gas tank from Mid Fifties. It is the poly
tank. The sender that they recommended I bought also. Need some info on how
the float was worked to fit and work on this tank. Instructions I received
was not to clear for me. It looks as if the rod that the float mounts on has
to be shortened to even half way work. Any help would be great.


Meat
56-100
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Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 06:29:38 -0400
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - gas tank float

At 06:03 AM 6/9/1999 -0400, Meats56 aol.com wrote:
>Hey Guys, I just purchased a 53-55 gas tank from Mid Fifties. It is the poly
>tank. The sender that they recommended I bought also. Need some info on how
>the float was worked to fit and work on this tank. Instructions I received
>was not to clear for me. It looks as if the rod that the float mounts on has
>to be shortened to even half way work. Any help would be great.

Sounds like a generic sending unit. I put one into my '35 so I could use a
modern fuel gauge, and yes, the float rod had to be cut to length as well
as the main support. You're trying to hang the pivot about halfway in the
tank and then trim the float rod so it achieves full swing going from the
top of the tank to the bottom (or wherever you want empty to read).

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: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 07:07:34 EDT
From: Flathead52 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Drag Link & Brake Cable

Randy

Hello
I would be very interested in the '52 cab were are you? And how much
would you need for it? I'm in Terre Haute, IN so I hope I'm close.

Tom Grover
Flathead52 aol.com
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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 19:04:19 EDT
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Danbury Mint Custom '51 F1

Well, they got me now.

My wife bought me the standard Danbury Mint '51 F1 a couple years ago
for Christmas, so that got us on their mailing list. Mostly I just ignore
the stuff.
Today, however, I got an add from them for a Custom '51 F1, and it
looks much nicer than the Custom '56 either they or Franklin have been
advertising.
The original model is Meadow Green, same as my truck was originally.
The original model has the proper flathead V8, single carb, single exhaust,
even has the truck pan with the access panel. I used it as a model as I
mounted my dual exhaust - one side's in the original location, the other is a
mirror image.
The Custom is Candy Apple Red, my real truck is now ... well, red.
The custom model has two two-barrels, aftermarket heads, dual exhaust with
glasspacks and cutouts, custom interior (real leather seats!), a tonneau
cover and little baby flip flops, umbrella, and towel in the bed!
I can't find a website for Danbury Mint, but their address is 47
Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT (not Danbury, CT?) 06857.
The model is 1:24 scale, and coincidentally its $124 (+S&H). Ouch.
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Date: Wed, 09 Jun 1999 19:28:53 -0700
From: Dan Wentz
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Uneven Truck

I wrote a few days ago about how my truck sits an inch higher on one side
after installing new leaf springs in the back. Nobody seemed to have ideas
about it, but a couple people wrote in with similar problems. Today I
talked to Sacramento Vintage (where I bought the springs) and the guy was
perplexed. He couldn't understand why one would be higher unless one was a
reversed eye (which it isn't). However, he said it's only a cosmetic thing
and suggested removing a leaf from the spring pack on the high side to even
things out. My idea had been to shim the bed on the low side to even it
out. I just thought I'd throw that out there for anybody battling a
similar problem.

~Dan

1950 F1 351C--Foiled by the strangely shrinking driveshaft!
1992 Mustang --Now I know why they say to take the bra off when it rains. :(
1965 Mustang--Coming Soon???

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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 22:37:39 EDT
From: Meats56 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Uneven Truck

OK I give!! Why do you remove the bra from the mustang when it rains???


Meat
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Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 23:35:47 EDT
From: CMou139175 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1958 9 in.???

What was the stock ring size for '58 custom cabs with 332 engine option? I
would like to find out without ripping the rear end apart. Anyone know the
ratios available for that year? please tell me it's a 9 in. thanks C.M.
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