pre61-list-digest Monday, February 1 1999 Volume 03 : Number 031



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In this issue:

Re: FTE Pre61 - Welding Choices
FTE Pre61 - oil bath to paper filter
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site updates
FTE Pre61 - mig welder selection
FTE Pre61 - welder selection
FTE Pre61 - welding jive
Re: FTE Pre61 - 9" rear end
Re: FTE Pre61 - mig welder selection
FTE Pre61 - Transmission rebuilt
Re: FTE Pre61 - mig welder selection
FTE Pre61 - Welders - TIG

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Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 10:41:23 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Welding Choices

At 01:09 PM 1/30/99 -0800, you wrote:
>I can see from responses that the ARC welder (a unit that is a 220vlt
>plugin that arcs electrical current through a rod to the metal grounded
>by a grounding line) is satisfactory for most metal work and including
>some sheet metal work. I have a desire to work with Aluminum sheeting
>so I am still not clear weather I'm being told it will do that type of
>work?
>
>Where can I reach this Eastwood Company?
>

Check out the links section on the web site. In Misc. Vehicle
section under "Parts, Suppliers, Aftermarket"

Ken

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Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 10:27:50 -0700
From: "Loren Daoust"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - oil bath to paper filter

My 52 f1 has an oil bath air filter on a 2 barrel carb and I want to
change it to a paper cartridge type. All the aftermarket assemblies I
have seen have a hole for a 4 barrel carb. I have found reducer plates
to make the hole 2 5/8". But the problem is that the carb does not have
a hole in the center for a bolt to hold the filter on. The oil bath
filter has a gear clamp that holds it on the carb. Unfortunately the
reducer plate does not have provisions for a clamp. Has anyone had this
problem? Is there a air filter assembly that I can remove from a wreck
that would work better or is there a company that makes the proper part
for the job? (The reducer plate I have seen is made by Trans-dapt)
Thank-you for any suggestions you can give.
Loren

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Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 15:36:03 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site updates

FTE Web site updates:

- - Several new trucks added to the pictorial (over 370 trucks
now featured)

- - Links updated

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 18:49:14 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - mig welder selection

I am in the market for a mig welder setup. I am not a pro body worker, just an
amateur that works on my truck on the weekends. I am in the process of doing
some patchwork on my cab and fenders and need a mig welder. I don't want to
spend a lot of money for an item I will use seldom, but I do want a reliable
unit. I have seen some mig units at the home inprovement stores such as Lowes
and Home Depot that cost around $200. Are these kind any good for body work or
are they a waste of money? I have seen the more heavier-duty units at the
welding supply store for $500 on up. I really don't want to spend that much
money, but then again I don't want to buy the cheaper one and then have it
fall apart after the first use. Does the old saying "you get what you pay for"
apply to this stuff too? Any advice from you experienced guys would be a big
help. Thanks.
Paul
'52 F-3
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Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 16:08:58 PST
From: "mike omlin"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - welder selection

you get what you pay for is kind of a universal trueism.....when it
comes to welding units why buy a unit that is only gonna be trouble free
for a short amount of time?...."the bitterness of poor quality ramains
long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten".......
Mike Omlin
somewhere near Seattle

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Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 16:18:19 PST
From: "mike omlin"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - welding jive

on the subject of welding , the rental of welding equipment is also a
possibility....most metropolitan areas have shops that will rent welding
units, this way you are guarenteed a good industrial grade machine, but
you also have to plan all your welding around the schedule you rent the
unit....
Mike Omlin
somewhere near Seattle

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Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 21:14:55 -0500
From: "C. Greenlaw"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 9" rear end

Charlie Powell wrote:

> I am putting a 9" rear end from a late model 60's car under my 55 F-100,
> which has a 302 with a C4 transmission.
> My question is that the rear end is
> not centered, it is 1/2 an inch more on the right side than the left
> side. How much difference will this make ? Also, I checked the pinion
> angle to the transmission angle.

Most, if not all, 9" axles are offset, as is the engine and transmission.
If you look at the axle housing from dead ahead, you'll see about a 2"
offset of the pinion shaft. The axle shafts are also different lengths. The
offset sounds too little, but may match your original axle which may have
been centered, if the engine/ transmssion is centered in the frame so is the
axle, or if offset, the pinion centerline should match. I always get
confused when I have to work with pinion angles, I shoot for opposite but
equal, it gets kind of scary thinking about osculating u joints.

47 Fred


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Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 20:54:08 -0800
From: "Dennis R. Fischer"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - mig welder selection

Paul

MIG wire comes in 2 forms. Solid wire and flux-core wire.

Again, you get what you pay for. The cheaper units sometimes only run the
flux-core wire. Not what you really want for body work. You can identify
this unit by the fact there is no gas cylinder or gauges. You sometimes see
the sales hype, "No gas cylinders needed". The flux in the wire elimates the
need for gas but because of this fact, you are limited to the types of welds
you can do.

The more expense units will use either solid or flux-core wire. This is the
type of unit you want to spend your money on.

Dennis

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From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, January 31, 1999 3:59 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - mig welder selection


>I am in the market for a mig welder setup. I am not a pro body worker, just
an
>amateur that works on my truck on the weekends. I am in the process of
doing
>some patchwork on my cab and fenders and need a mig welder. I don't want to
>spend a lot of money for an item I will use seldom, but I do want a
reliable
>unit. I have seen some mig units at the home inprovement stores such as
Lowes
>and Home Depot that cost around $200. Are these kind any good for body work
or
>are they a waste of money? I have seen the more heavier-duty units at the
>welding supply store for $500 on up. I really don't want to spend that much
>money, but then again I don't want to buy the cheaper one and then have it
>fall apart after the first use. Does the old saying "you get what you pay
for"
>apply to this stuff too? Any advice from you experienced guys would be a
big
>help. Thanks.
>Paul
>'52 F-3
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Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 00:07:03 -0600
From: "Dan L. Gable"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Transmission rebuilt

Does anyone know where I could get a 1957 f-100 3-speed transmission =
with overdrive rebuilt with quality. Or should I not be concerned about =
taking it to a local transmission shop? (if I can even find one that =
will )

Dan

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Date: Mon, 01 Feb 1999 07:08:17 -0000
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - mig welder selection

Go to an industrial public aution as advertised in your local sunday paper. The nice units usually go for between $100 to $400
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On Sun, 31 Jan 1999 18:49:14 PWPTRUCK1 wrote:
>I am in the market for a mig welder setup. I am not a pro body worker, just an
>amateur that works on my truck on the weekends. I am in the process of doing
>some patchwork on my cab and fenders and need a mig welder. I don't want to
>spend a lot of money for an item I will use seldom, but I do want a reliable
>unit. I have seen some mig units at the home inprovement stores such as Lowes
>and Home Depot that cost around $200. Are these kind any good for body work or
>are they a waste of money? I have seen the more heavier-duty units at the
>welding supply store for $500 on up. I really don't want to spend that much
>money, but then again I don't want to buy the cheaper one and then have it
>fall apart after the first use. Does the old saying "you get what you pay for"
>apply to this stuff too? Any advice from you experienced guys would be a big
>help. Thanks.
>Paul
>'52 F-3
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Date: Mon, 01 Feb 1999 00:43:46 -0800
From: Tulio
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Welders - TIG

I want to thank all of you who have contributed to my knowledge in the
understanding of what type of welders are good for the wannabe welder on
a challenged budget. I wish could just choose what I wanted and just
have it delivered to my garage....but... reality is I will have to hunt
for a bargain and haul it myself! hehe..

I had just one other question about those TIG welders... It seems they
are electrical units? I mean.. turning down the 'frequency' whatever
that is, makes it an arc welder and with the frequency up high the arc
is pretty harmless to spark even through your fingernail as one person
put it. So, it seems it is a fancy ARC welder of sorts?


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Tulio Solorzano
'60 F-100 Custom Cab
'79 HD Sportster
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