pre61-list-digest Thursday, January 21 1999 Volume 03 : Number 018



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FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Pigeon Forge show
Re: FTE Pre61 - fan blade
FTE Pre61 - Y-Block 312
FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 and overdrive tranny

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Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 17:04:55 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Pigeon Forge show

Fellow FTEs:

Ford Truck Enthusiasts plans to attend the 21st annual F100
Supernationals in Pigeon Forge, Tennesee this year. Don't
let the name fool you, this show features not only older
F100s but also new trucks too (last year was the first year
for new trucks). Over 800 Ford trucks were featured. This is
the largest Ford truck show in the country and its a blast.

Last year we had 30 list members attend the show. We have
more than twice as many list members this year and hope to
have 100 in attendance. If you're interested in going, send
an email to me (kpayne ford-trucks.com) and I'll add you to the
email list.

We're working on a group discount for the hotel and a
Saturday breakfast. We're hoping to have a pavillion at the
local park too. Peggy is getting in contact with the promoter
to get a booth.

We're going to have a bulleting board featuring several list
member trucks. This is a good way to show your truck if you
can drive it there. If you want your truck featured, whether
or not you attend the show, send a picture to:

Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Attn: PF Show Photo
PO Box 422
Lilburn, GA 30048

Include a detailed description of the truck.

The show dates are Thursday, May 13th until Sunday, May 16th.
Many vendors are there as early as Monday. We plan to be there
starting Wednesday.

Last year was great and helped to solidify many friendships
amoung list members. We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
Ken Payne
Admin

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Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 19:29:18 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - fan blade

In a message dated 1/19/1999 11:24:24 PM Eastern Standard Time, JQUOVA aol.com
writes:

> 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.
No kidding, a 6 blade flathead fan? Cool! ;-) I have a thermostatically
controlled flathead fan from one of the bigger trucks, but I'll bet the
6-blade makes a difference in low speed airflow. I'll have to keep my eyes
open for one.
Anyway, about the cupping. The convex side of the cup should face the
radiator, the concave side toward the engine.
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Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 20:36:12 -0500
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Y-Block 312

Andy wrote: "Does anyone know anything about rebuilding a YBlock 312??"
I'm rebuilding a Y-block 239 right now. I can try to help!
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Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
innaccesible part of the vehicle."

grover ford-trucks.com


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Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 19:25:04 -0800
From: "Dennis R. Fischer"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1956 272 and overdrive tranny

I have a friend that has a 1956 truck with a 272 and overdrive tranny. It
has 70K on it and has been owned by his family since it was new. He wants
to pull the engine/tranny and put in something newer.

The question I have is now much is the old engine & tranny worth,
considering mileage & the fact that they are still operating the truck?


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