pre61-list-digest Monday, February 8 1999 Volume 03 : Number 038



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Custom Cab Arm Rests
FTE Pre61 - Re: An invitation to Ford world headquarters
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site updates
Re: FTE Pre61 - rear brake drum
Re: FTE Pre61 - broken bolt
FTE Pre61 - Dipstick tube on 351C
Re: FTE Pre61 - T Shirts
Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: An invitation to Ford world headquarters
Re: FTE Pre61 - Dipstick tube on 351C
Re: FTE Pre61 - Custom Cab Arm Rests
FTE Pre61 - spare tire carrier ID
FTE Pre61 - frame for 52 f100

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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 09:38:58 -0500
From: Paul
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Custom Cab Arm Rests

I know this sounds dumb, but I have a custom cab (54) with the arm rest
factory holes in place.
I tried a few screws in order to find what is supposed to fit, to no
avail. While admitting I am lazy on this a little, I was wondering if
what went in there...a bolt, a sheet metal screw, etc.?

Thanks, Paul G.
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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 09:52:50 -0800
From: Karl Cunningham
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: An invitation to Ford world headquarters

This is great! Thanks, Ken. I can't go, but for anyone planning on going
BE SURE to visit the Henry Ford Museum. This is a must-see for anyone
interest in cars and inventions. Plan on spending at least a day going
through it. See http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.hfmgv.org/index.html

Karl Cunningham
karlc jps.net
1960 F250 factory 4x4 w/292
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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 15:44:47 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Web site updates

1. 13 trucks added to pictorial section.
2. Several links sections updated.
3. Speaker installation for 1999 F150s article added to tech
article section.
4. RSAC tags updated in the BBS, classifieds and chat sections.
If you have children and content control in your web browser,
this will allow them to visit any portion of the site except
for chat which has a tag for mild slang/adult language.
I've seen enough of this in the chat that I felt it was best
to re-rate it.
5. Some portions of the BBS are faster (and some are still just
as slow and we're still working on it).
6. Server can now handle up to 20 simultanious users (chat can
handle even more, about 500). Browsing the site should be
faster during peak times. We'll need a full T1 connection
within 6 months. We've had 19% compounded monthly growth
since we started and we're projecting about 500,000 monthly
visitors within 7 months.

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


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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 18:07:56 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - rear brake drum

In a message dated 2/6/1999 11:51:57 PM Eastern Standard Time,
cool56f100 hotmail.com writes:

> I'm just about to redo my rear brakes on my 56 F100, and the brake drum
> seems to be stuck.
Assuming all the other drums are on, the other rear wheel's off the ground,
the fronts are chocked, and the lug nuts and drum screws are off, run the
truck in gear then slam on the brakes. Hasn't failed me yet.
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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 18:48:44 -0500
From: Jack Fleming
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - broken bolt

Thanks to everyone for their advice on getting my broken bolt out. I just
returned from doing the deed - all went well!(my truck is in Penna and I'm
in Virginia so I only get to see her every few weeks). The easy-out worked
as advertised, and I also used Paul's 'Knock er Loose'. I was able to use
the electric drill to drill about 3/8" into the broken bolt, then used a
tap wrench with the easy out. After a few false starts, I got it to move
enough that I could grab the exposed portion with a vise grip and spin it
out. The alternator is back in place and all is well - drove her for
almost two hours Saturday afternoon!!!! :-) Thanks again for the help.

Jack
'54 F100



At 12:57 PM 1/26/99 EST, you wrote:
>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: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 18:55:36 -0500
From: Jack Fleming
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Dipstick tube on 351C

Folks - the oil dispstick tube on my 351c is snapped off where it meets the
block - I still have the dipstick in place, and it holds the portion of the
tube above the block (sort of). I looked through my meager collection of
reference materials for the engine, but couldn't find any info about the
dipstick tube. I saw a thread a few weeks ago on the list where someone
had the same problem on a different engine (either a Y block or an FE as I
recall), and I seem to remember them talking about pulling the dipstick
tube out of the block and replacing it ??? Anybody got the skinny on this
???? Thanks.

Jack
'54 F100

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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 18:59:25 -0500
From: Jack Fleming
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - T Shirts

Snip

, you wrote:
>At 05:40 PM 2/6/99 -0500, you wrote:
>>I was just wondering if the T shirts are on back order. I ordered a few
>>on the second or third day of availability and didn't know if the order
>>was lost.
>>
Snip


Ken and Peggy - I got my 2 shirts a few days ago and they are great! Many
Thanks for the hard work that went into the design and fabrication process.
Now as soon as the Spring thaw comes......

Jack
'54 F100

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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 20:44:36 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Re: An invitation to Ford world headquarters

At 09:52 AM 2/7/99 -0800, you wrote:
>This is great! Thanks, Ken. I can't go, but for anyone planning on going
>BE SURE to visit the Henry Ford Museum. This is a must-see for anyone
>interest in cars and inventions. Plan on spending at least a day going
>through it. See http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.hfmgv.org/index.html
>

Thanks for the link! I definately plan to stop there.
And I'm adding the link to our links on the web site.

- -Ken

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Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999 02:55:52 -0000
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Dipstick tube on 351C

I used standard size pipe that was a perfect press fit. I think it was 1/4" rigid. This is in a Y block

Ray
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On Sun, 07 Feb 1999 18:55:36 Jack Fleming wrote:
>Folks - the oil dispstick tube on my 351c is snapped off where it meets the
>block - I still have the dipstick in place, and it holds the portion of the
>tube above the block (sort of). I looked through my meager collection of
>reference materials for the engine, but couldn't find any info about the
>dipstick tube. I saw a thread a few weeks ago on the list where someone
>had the same problem on a different engine (either a Y block or an FE as I
>recall), and I seem to remember them talking about pulling the dipstick
>tube out of the block and replacing it ??? Anybody got the skinny on this
>???? Thanks.
>
>Jack
>'54 F100
>
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Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 22:45:26 EST
From: AMorgan351 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Custom Cab Arm Rests

Paul:
On my 57 they used some angled nuts - actually threaded bits of bar stock.
That way the screw could come up from the bottom of the armrest and still pull
snug.
Al
no-name 57
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Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 23:36:41 -0800
From: "Abram H. Stauffer"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - spare tire carrier ID

I found a spare tire carrier last year that I thought was for '53-'56
F-100's. I now know that it is not since I got one off an old '56 frame.
The first one I got is a lot heavier and bigger so I got the idea that
it is for bigger trucks. Today I saw a '53 F-500 graintruck at a feed
mill and it has a spare tire carrier under it that looks a lot like the
first one I bought. Instead of fitting diagonally under the frame it
attaches at a 90 degree angle to the frame rails. The bolt that hangs
down is a lot longer to accomadate the bigger wheel and tire.
I found some numbers stamped on my first tire carrier. They don't look
like Ford numbers but they might be. Can anyone help me, then I'll know
what I have and be able to help anyone looking for same. The numbers
are: TCAA
1444 A
MC
Thanks for any help!
Abe, '54 F-100 (now with a correct sparetire carrier!)
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Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 00:20:35 EST
From: Anuffsaid aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - frame for 52 f100

i have heard that a ford ranger frame will fit the 1952 f100. any thoughts?
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