pre61-list-digest Friday, January 8 1999 Volume 03 : Number 003



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: Misc Questions
RE: FTE Pre61 - Restarting
FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice
Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice
RE: FTE Pre61 - Looking for Link
FTE Pre61 - Auto Show Site
FTE Pre61 - RE: engine
RE: FTE Pre61 - Restarting
Re: FTE Pre61 - Tire iron and Jacks
RE: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice
Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice towing

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Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 07:48:09 -0800 (PST)
From: Dan Lee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Misc Questions

> Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 09:31:41 -0500
> From: "Sheldon Rier"
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Misc Questions & Toronto Club

> '56 Questions -

> - - my master cylinder is toast & want to put on a more modern one
so that I
> can isolate the front & rear brakes - heard that mustang & vette
master
> cylinders work OK under the floor - any ideas as to what works & how
to make
> or where to buy the required brackets

Try MP Brakes or Mid-fifties for the brackets and cylinders. You can
also add a power brake unit. If you need addresses E-me.

> - - the 223 cid 6 doesn't run well when it is cold so was thinking
of putting
> one of the pointless electronic ignitions in that fit in the
distributor -
> they are supposed to give a hotter spark but don't know anyone that
has one

I am using a Mallory Unilite and Mallory Coil on my 351C with a stock
Dist. There are others such as Pertronix that I have heard about. I
don't know if these are available for a six.

Dan Lee
'53 F100
351C-4V
danlee_58 yahoo.com

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Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 12:15:34 -0500
From: Ethan Vos
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Restarting

Thanks. I really do need the fenders. My friend was moving the truck with his
tractor and hit the back of the tractor with the truck. I lost the hood, RF
fender and the grill.

Ethan


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From:Andy D [SMTP:a70f100ford hotmail.com]
Sent:January 4, 1999 8:20 PM
To:pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject:RE: FTE Pre61 - Restarting

>I called Babson and they said that they didn't have this truck.
>
>Is there someone in particular that I need to talk to.
>
>Ethan
It's there I was just there a couple of days ago. If your facing there
office from the road it's on the right side. It's big, blue, missing
the drivers side door, has 2 I beams welded to it right behind the cab
(they are as tall as the cab), and it's a 56 F-600 (no motor or tranny,
I have those because it's a factory 4v, 4 speed). I'll run by there
this weekend and talk to Bo (if I remember right he is the one that
picked it up), can't do it till then because I'm in safety school (for
my job) all week. Also I know where there is a 53 F-500 complete
including the flathead V8. It is a old pumper firetruck. I can see if
it is still there if you want(sure it is because the old man don't sell
to many cars any more, he is out of the business but still sells what he
has just not advertize as a junk yard. That and not to many people knows
he has it).


Andy
www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Pit/7464
ICQ# 13179729
70 F-100,360 2v (soon to be 4v),C/6
56 F-600,272 2v (soon to be factory 4v),4speed
56 F-100 Bigwindow,223 1v,3speed



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Date: Thu, 07 Jan 1999 11:15:50 -0800
From: MR Hay
Subject: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice

Is there any market for my rebuilt, but not yet run 239 (.040 over)
V-8? I plan to replace it w/ yet to be determined power plant.
I understand any '57 or older 9" rear will bolt right in. I priced a
3.25:1 posi SoCal. I'm sure I can beat their $1718 price by 50%.
How is the 9 incher IDed, if I go a-junk-yarding? I'm toying w/ 4WD
for the extra pull for boat (3500#) ramps, but have little use else
wise. A guy in Co has a setup, supposedly complete. Thanks in
advance. Mike

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Date: Thu, 07 Jan 1999 14:31:58 -0600
From: Jeff Hazewinkel
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice

I am sure there is a market for the engine. I personally am searching for
a 53 239 flathead if I run across one in my area for the right price.
There is a market for everything but engines probably are more of a
regional interest due to shipping costs.

Jeff

MR Hay wrote:

> Is there any market for my rebuilt, but not yet run 239 (.040 over)
> V-8? I plan to replace it w/ yet to be determined power plant.
> I understand any '57 or older 9" rear will bolt right in. I priced a
> 3.25:1 posi SoCal. I'm sure I can beat their $1718 price by 50%.
> How is the 9 incher IDed, if I go a-junk-yarding? I'm toying w/ 4WD
> for the extra pull for boat (3500#) ramps, but have little use else
> wise. A guy in Co has a setup, supposedly complete. Thanks in
> advance. Mike
>
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Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 15:38:26 -0400
From: "Miguel..."
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Looking for Link

Hey Scott, How are you?
I dont know if you were answered already but the Southern Ontario link is:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.classicar.com/clubs/socp/socp.htm


Miguel.

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Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 18:26:33 -0500
From: ynot80 juno.com (Tony P.)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Auto Show Site

If anyone wants to see the new cars from the auto show check out this
site . It has some good pictures for you to look at .

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.auto.com/99autoshow/99autoart.htm


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Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 17:17:46 -0600
From: "Rich Garber"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - RE: engine

>
> >I have a 1951 F 1 with a 1958 (223) 6 cy. flathead.

If its a flathead, it would be a 215, Last made in
53. (rumors are the 215 was put in some mercs in 54.)
223 was first produced in 54 and is an overhead valve
and I think was in production till 64?

Rich
54 F100
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Date: Thu, 07 Jan 1999 16:07:58 PST
From: "Andy D"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Restarting

>Thanks. I really do need the fenders. My friend was moving the truck
with his
>tractor and hit the back of the tractor with the truck. I lost the
hood, RF
>fender and the grill.
>
>Ethan

The hood and grill on the 56 is no good but the f100 ones are the same.


Andy
www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Pit/7464
ICQ# 13179729
70 F-100,360 2v (soon to be 4v),C/6
56 F-600,272 2v (soon to be factory 4v),4speed
56 F-100 Bigwindow,223 1v,3speed


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Date: Thu, 07 Jan 1999 16:16:19 -0800
From: Dan Wentz
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Tire iron and Jacks

So thats what that little wing-nut thing is for!!
Frank---51' F1

Exactly--there's a hole in the base of the jack and it mounts to the floor
with the wing nut thing.

~Dan

1950 F1 351C-2v (still disabled)
1992 Mustang (wow, no vandalism in a week!)

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Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 19:09:28 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice

Jeff,

Would you be interested in selling the carb linkage? I need everything; rod
connecting to the foot feed, cross over rod, rod to the carb, and all
brackets and hardware.

Howard

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From: owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Jeff Hazewinkel
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 1999 3:32 PM
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice


I am sure there is a market for the engine. I personally am searching for
a 53 239 flathead if I run across one in my area for the right price.
There is a market for everything but engines probably are more of a
regional interest due to shipping costs.

Jeff

MR Hay wrote:

> Is there any market for my rebuilt, but not yet run 239 (.040 over)
> V-8? I plan to replace it w/ yet to be determined power plant.
> I understand any '57 or older 9" rear will bolt right in. I priced a
> 3.25:1 posi SoCal. I'm sure I can beat their $1718 price by 50%.
> How is the 9 incher IDed, if I go a-junk-yarding? I'm toying w/ 4WD
> for the extra pull for boat (3500#) ramps, but have little use else
> wise. A guy in Co has a setup, supposedly complete. Thanks in
> advance. Mike
>
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Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 22:42:53 EST
From: GILASAILR aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice towing

Mike,
My two cents......I was in the boat business (second generation) for over 30
years.
You really do not need 4 wheel drive to pull a boat out of the water unless
you launch and retrieve on unpaved, muddy, rock strewn, 'non-ramps'. Think
about the mechanics, the rear axle of the tow vehicle is loaded with the
vehicle heading uphill, the front axle is very light at this point and save
for the benefit of low gearing there is no real benefit to the 4 wheel drive.
I have been launching and ret. with two wheel drive auto trans all this time
and have moved loads that were HUGE for a 1/2 ton - 1 ton truck on launch
ramps. The key points- Low rear axle 3.70:1 with small block V-8 and strong
auto C-6 or later type truck style auto. Hope this is of some help. Again just
my 2 cents worth. But give me a big block,a good auto tranny and 4:10 or lower
and good tires in low gear with a light foot on the throttle and I can move
30-40,000 # s up a steep ramp. DO NOT TOW THESE LOADS ON THE HIGHWAY!!!
Be Safe, Have Fun....


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