pre61-list-digest Wednesday, January 20 1999 Volume 03 : Number 017

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1948 - 1948 truck and vans
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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - '57 F-100 Air Cleaner, et al
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: FTE T-shirts answers
FTE Pre61 - Re: A guy named wood
RE: FTE Pre61 - Decode Vin Number
FTE Pre61 - fan blade



Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 06:50:42 -0700
From: Ken Toop
Subject: FTE Pre61 - '57 F-100 Air Cleaner, et al

I have some original magazine ads for the '57 F-100 that suggest it was the
first year for the paper air filter. One ad reads: "Longer Engine Life!
New Super Filter air cleaner provides easier air passage; stops as much as
90% of abrasive dirt conventional cleaners miss. Filter element may be
used over and over again. Simply tap on a firm surface to clean!" The
picture shows a pair of hands beating the stuffings out of a paper
cartridge. I will be putting these ads up on my website over the next few
weeks for those that enjoy looking at such original stuff. I have enjoyed
reading the pre61 thoughts since subscribing and invite anyone to visit my
site (in progress) at:

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Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 10:00:10 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: FTE T-shirts answers

After yesterday's posting about the new Ford Truck
Enthusiasts t-shirts, I received about a dozen emails
asking about security of ordering over the Internet.
I'm going to outline the measures taken:

1. If you use a browser that handles secure transactions
(Netscape and Internet Explorer are amoung these)
then your order from your browser is sent to our server
using either 128 or 40 bit encryption. Your browser
should indicate with a lock or key symbol somewhere on
the screen (usually the bottom) when you get to the
final order page that the transaction is secure.

2. The transactions are then further encrypted with PGP
using 1024/512 bit RSA encryption and stored on our

3. Each evening these transactions are downloaded to our
system in encrypted form and we decrypt them on our
system. At no time is your personal information sent
over public lines unencrypted.

4. Nova, the Visa/Mastercard/Amex processor, runs a credit
check on both Ford Truck Enthusiasts and my personal
credit. Credit requirements for an Internet business
are tighter than non-Internet businesses to help insure
ethical transaction practices.

5. Nova requires a publically stated return and shipping
policy and we supply this on our order form.

Concerning the Ford truck club that is being formed (still
working on the Constitution for it)... if you join the
club and have ordered a t-shirt, the club member t-shirt
discount will be applied to your club membership fee. More
on this later....

Ken Payne

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Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 12:14:25 PST
From: "Andy Vandergrift"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: A guy named wood

Ok - well I once knew a guy in the Marine Corps named Slaughter, he was
a Sgt, and he was a sniper. Go figure!

PS Does anyone know anything about rebuilding a YBlock 312??

Andy in So Cal

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Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 19:18:36 -0400
From: "Miguel..."
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Decode Vin Number

Yes you are wright, The 9 can be 49, 50 or 51. I own a 51 but was made in
Canada, so the serial is different. A picture would help to find out.

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Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 23:11:51 EST
Subject: FTE Pre61 - fan blade

My 1950 F-l (flathead V-8) came to me with a six-bladed fan (think it was an
optional for better cooling), but I believe it was installed backwards. The
blades are slightly cupped, and the pictures I have looked at seem to show the
cups facing the engine.
Would appreciate any help
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