pre61-list-digest Friday, January 22 1999 Volume 03 : Number 019



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - positive to negative change
Re: FTE Pre61 - positive to negative change
FTE Pre61 - Re: 351C oil pan
Re: FTE Pre61 - Y-Block 312
FTE Pre61 - engines
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: 351C oil pan
[none]
[none]
FTE Pre61 - Re:
Re: FTE Pre61 - positive to negative change
FTE Pre61 - Re:
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: FTE's 2nd anniversary

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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 11:29:54 EST
From: SJablecki aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - positive to negative change

This seems like a slow day on the web so I will give everybody something to
tell me about. When switching over from positive to negative ground (I have
already changed from 6 volt to 12 volt) it there anything I have to do except
switch the battery cables. Will the gauges, lights, etc., still work as they
are now?
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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 12:04:59 -0500
From: "Donald R. Schoenheide"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - positive to negative change

SJablecki aol.com wrote:
>
> This seems like a slow day on the web so I will give everybody something to
> tell me about. When switching over from positive to negative ground (I have
> already changed from 6 volt to 12 volt) it there anything I have to do except
> switch the battery cables. Will the gauges, lights, etc., still work as they
> are now?
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When changing from + ground to - ground you will need to change the
wiring on all the gauges. Also you will need to worry about the
generator and the blower polarity.
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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 09:18:58 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: 351C oil pan

John Harrison wrote:

Noticed in your signature you have a 351C -4V. You
might want to consider replacing heads with 2V
heads(351/400M heads
will
also fit) if you're going to drive it on street.
4V heads have such big
ports and valves you loose a lot of bottom end
torque and throttle
response. If you do this you'll also have to
change int manifolds as
ports are different.(351/400M manifold will not
fit,it's wider) Sounds
like a hassle, but it's worth it if you're going
to drive it a lot.
Trust me I found out the hard way.


I don't want to start engine wars, but the 351C-4V is being unfairly
maligned. While I agree that its not ther best truck engine, beauty is
in the eye of the beholder. I have a stock 351C-4V with an Edelbrock
Performer manifold and a 750CFM Carter carb, a Mallory Unilite solid
state conversion and a Mallory coil. It drives a 3.0 to 1 ratio 9"
Ford rear through a C-6. The rear tires are BFG Radial T/A 235/60-15's
on 10" Mags. I can break traction at will and am quite satisfied with
the throttle response. Over 2K RPM, however its a C* killer. I posted
some pictures on www.fordtrucks.com, take a look.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V


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DO YOU YAHOO!?

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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 13:00:39 +0000
From: Fred g 454
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Y-Block 312

The January Issue of "Street Rodder" was their kick-off issue of building a
Ford "Y" block project. They will probably "rod" it , but they do an
excellent job with their how-to articles.

Fred
Hot Rod '56

The Neighbors wrote:

> 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!
> --
> 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: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 13:03:44 -0500
From: "Sheldon Rier"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - engines

Hi All

bought a 51 Mercury that has had the original flathead removed
don't know the exact model # but it is a heavy one with 12' dump box & 20"
wheels

Questions:
will any 239 flathead bolt up to the bell housing??
will the 223 6 cyl out of my 56 work with the stock bellhousing & motor
mounts??
are the clutches etc on the heavies different than the half tons??
what other engine swap options are there?? would like to keep the stock
gearbox as it has the PTO etc

Thanks!!!!

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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 15:39:51 -0500
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: 351C oil pan

>
> I don't want to start engine wars, but the 351C-4V is being unfairly
> maligned.
> I have a stock 351C-4V with an Edelbrock
> Performer manifold and a 750CFM Carter carb, a Mallory Unilite solid
> state conversion and a Mallory coil. a 3.0 to 1 ratio 9"
> (and) a C-6. The rear tires are BFG Radial T/A 235/60-15's
> on 10" Mags.
> ___________

Dan makes a fine case here for proper thought going into a rot rod, and
illustrating the danger of blanket statements. The dual plane performer is
what makes it work, it's good off idle to 5500 RPM. I'd bet it might work
better with a 625 or 650 carb, and 3.5 gears, but if its works well, it
works well. good choice on the 60 series tires too, a 75 series would
probably run for crap, by dropping the effective gear ratio.

John's original statement about the 2V heads has merit also, you've got
to keep the flow velocity up on a street motor, and there's lots of ways to
do that.

47Fred


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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 18:18:23 CST
From: "bond james bond"
Subject: [none]

I have the VIN for my ford F-100
the Arkansas registration claims that this truck is a 59
however from seeing the cab
it appears to me that it is a '60
from the VIN can I find out what the correct year is
and also the motor originally found under the hood
thanks

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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 18:21:58 CST
From: "bond james bond"
Subject: [none]

In reference to my last post,
the VIN is
F10J0K33865
thanks for the help guys
Shandy

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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 19:29:23 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re:

Please include a topic in your posts.
Thanks,
Ken

At 06:21 PM 1/21/99 -0600, you wrote:
>In reference to my last post,
>the VIN is
>F10J0K33865
>thanks for the help guys
>Shandy


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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 21:55:49 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - positive to negative change

In a message dated 1/21/1999 12:09:54 PM Eastern Standard Time,
rrcomand tir.com writes:

> When changing from + ground to - ground you will need to change the
> wiring on all the gauges. Also you will need to worry about the
> generator and the blower polarity.
I'm not sure this is all accurate. You need to reverse the wire going
through the loop on the back of the ammeter. The generator needs to be
polarized, but I don't think the blower motor cares, nor do the other gauges.
I assume you have a voltage reducer to the gauges already. Steve Delanty's
page (http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.sonic.net/~sdelanty/) has a bunch of electrical stuff, you
might want to check it out.
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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 23:21:08 -0500
From: "Kenneth Marty"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re:

F10= F100
J= 223 cid; 6cyl
0= year 1960
K= Kansas City, KS Assembly Plant
33865= Consecutive unit #

1960 F100 with 223 6cyl.

- -----Original Message-----
From: bond james bond
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Thursday, January 21, 1999 7:22 PM


>In reference to my last post,
>the VIN is
>F10J0K33865
>thanks for the help guys
>Shandy
>
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Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 01:39:18 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: FTE's 2nd anniversary

Hi gang,

Someone just sent me an email asking me about FTE's 2nd
anniversary. The earliest archived email I have is from
January 16, 1997 and its an email asking to be removed
from the list! I started the list two weeks prior to the
first archiving of email so that means our anniversary
is on January 2. With the t-shirts and web site updates
I simply forgot.

We are the oldest and longest running Ford truck list(s)
on the Internet and I wish to express my sincere thanks
to everyone here. Both long-time members and newcomers
are important to our community. As we continue to grow,
so does our ability to do great things - this Christmas
we were able to help a fellow list member in his time of
need after a house fire. Only the 61-79 list participated
and I hope that next year all the lists can get involved
in yearly tradition of banning together for a cause.

Once the club gets going, we'll have even more opportunity
to build friendships and help one another. Its been a
great 2 years; sometimes frustrating, but always rewarding.
I have made more friends in the past two years than in the
28 prior to them and I thank you all.

Sincerely yours,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts....


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