pre61-list-digest Wednesday, January 27 1999 Volume 03 : Number 025



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Positive ground
Re: FTE Pre61 - broken bolt
Re: FTE Pre61 - broken bolt
Re: FTE Pre61 - Positive ground
FTE Pre61 - FTE pre61 F-1 Windshield Trim
FTE Pre61 - Re:Broken Bolt
FTE Pre61 - emergency break

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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 10:56:35 EST
From: SJablecki aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Positive ground

Can anybody tell me why we change the charging system over to negative ground
from positive? If it was originally positive ground, the only problem we have
is finding a way to hook up a radio. Stan (new into this rebuilding business)
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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 12:57:27 EST
From: GILASAILR aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - broken bolt

Pauls warning is to be heeded.
I have used easy-outs but never with a drill. Just install the bit and use a
good wrench and keep your fingers crossed! Also use a material called 'Knock r
Loose' that I get at NAPA store works great and in my experience better than
WD,etc.
Also try a real bargain called 'Rust Eater' Good Luck, go slow and careful
Gary O.
47 1/2 ton panel (frame blasted and painted!)
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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 18:57:13 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - broken bolt

In a message dated 1/26/1999 1:12:01 PM Eastern Standard Time,
GILASAILR aol.com writes:

> I have used easy-outs but never with a drill. Just install the bit and use a
> good wrench ...
I try to use a tap wrench to get even pressure centered on the easy-out.
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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 19:02:57 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Positive ground

In a message dated 1/26/1999 11:08:08 AM Eastern Standard Time,
SJablecki aol.com writes:

> Can anybody tell me why we change the charging system over to negative
ground
> from positive? If it was originally positive ground, the only problem we
> have
> is finding a way to hook up a radio. Stan (new into this rebuilding
business)
>
I swear I read once upon a time some thesis about the secondary ignition
efficiency being better when using negative ground. Anybody know about this?
If you're changing to 12V, most modern electric/electronic gear needs
negative ground. If you leaving it 6V, the original radios don't care about
polarity.
If you're jump starting a pos ground vehicle from a neg ground vehicle and
let the (metal) bumpers touch, you'll see another reason to change to neg.
There must have been a reason why the factories changed.
So that's not much help at all. Sigh.
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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 19:23:35 EST
From: AV8FORD aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - FTE pre61 F-1 Windshield Trim

Looking for a set of windshield bright trim for my F-1. Anyone out there with
a set they're willing to part with?

Mike
NorCal
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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 16:21:30 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re:Broken Bolt

>
> It's called an easy out. Basicly it's a drill bit that has the
> threads going the other way and they have a steep incline. The bit is
> also tapered like a cone. You drill a hole in the broken bolt, then
> put the easy out in your drill (variable speed is best) throw the
> drill in reverse and stick the easy out in the hole and slowly turn it
> counter clockwise.
Jack, Don't use an easy
out! They are very hard, but also very brittle. T hey break easily, if
it breaks off in your bolt you will not even be able to drill it out.
Spray some WD40 or your favorite penetrant on it, then drive it
counterclockwise with a punch and a hammer. If you cannot get it to
move it is probably cross threaded, then use your punch to mark the
center of the bolt and drill a hole with a 1/8" bit. Using
successively larger bits, enlarge the hole. Try to determine how deep
to drill by comparing the old bolt to a new one. You don't have to go
completely through the bolt. Once you have enough drilled out the
stress will be off the threads and you will be able to back it out
with the punch. Now use a tap to clean up the remaining thread in the
head. Good Luck,
Dan Lee '53 F100
351C-4V
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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 18:32:54 -0600 (CST)
From: (John Hoke)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - emergency break

Hello,
I've got a 53 F250 which I'm in the process of fixing up to run as
a daily driver. The rear end is a 1/2 ton 9" from I believe 1966 or 1965.
The lever for the emergency break cable which is located in each drum is
missing. My question is does anyone know the interchangability of these
levers. I've had a little trouble finding the right year and if I do, a
lot of junk yards won't rip a rear end apart for that little part, which is
understandable. Does anybody know of a source or have another idea on
stopping. Thanks.

John
hoke uiuc.edu


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