pre61-list-digest Saturday, January 9 1999 Volume 03 : Number 004

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1948 - 1948 truck and vans
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RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: Misc Questions
Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice
FTE Pre61 - 48 Ford
FTE Pre61 - F-600 front fenders.
Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice



Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 05:56:17 -0600
From: Mike Morton
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - Re: Misc Questions

You could try Engineered Components, Inc. in Vernon, Ct. Their phone is
860-872-7046. They specialize in just brakes and systems for older vehicles.
I got the brackets for my front ciscs and my master cylinder from him and
found them to be excellent.
Mike Morton
55 F100

> > 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
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Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 07:46:28 -0500
From: "Sam Fugate"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice

If the price is right I am interested in your flat head v8. You can e-mail
me fugates
Sam in MT. Sterling KY.
- -----Original Message-----
From: MR Hay
To: Trucks BBS, Old Ford
Date: Thursday, January 07, 1999 2:28 PM
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: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 16:11:14 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 48 Ford

Here is what the book has to say about the 48 Panel:

"The only completely new Ford Light-Duty body style for 1948 was the Type
82A 8-foot panel. This year's model had a sufficiently greater load length
than its predecessor, 95.4 inches Vs 87.8 to qualify for its uprated nominal
dimension: furthermore, it was wider (60 inches) and higher (55.4 inches) on
the inside and incorporated larger cargo doors with a 48 x 46.7 inch
opening. In total, the 8 foot panel, which was now the company's only such
body type, provided 160.3 cubic feet of cargo volume and weighed 3,485
pounds when mounted on the popular six-cylinder chassis. Standard features
included a rear bumper and body-colored running boards"

There is also a nice picture of it. This should be an absolute gas for
cruise nights.

Thanks to Abe for the tip on Ford Trucks Since 1905. I got it from $31.92 including UPS and it arrived in two days!

This is a great book and I have not put it down.


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Date: Fri, 08 Jan 1999 15:42:36 PST
From: "Andy D"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - F-600 front fenders.


Good news, I stopped by Babson's today and he said $40 for both fenders.
I found a local shipper that said they will pack and ship anything
anywhere. (Don't know how much) Are you interested and where will I be
shipping to?

(E-mail me privately with the details)

Also I decided to get my F-600 on the road. Everything is going well.
I just need to check and fix the brakes, do some wiring to the tail
lights and 2 speed rear, get a new windshield, and seat.

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: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 20:03:23 EST
From: JRFiero
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 Advice

In a message dated 1/7/1999 2:31:48 PM Eastern Standard Time, fry747

> Is there any market for my rebuilt, but not yet run 239 (.040 over)
> V-8?
I'm confused. The email subject says 55, so it didn't have a flathead.
Another post said they'd be interested in ''your flathead." Just in case it
is a 239 flathead - run the serial number by us all, somebody will corroborate
the year.
In case its a flathead - If only it had a 4" (Mercury) crank ...
It would be good to know who built it, and with what. Was the block
magnafluxed, or sonicly checked, or was is a ream in out and throw in new
parts rebuild? If it really hasn't been run yet, you probably don't know ---
the oil pressure, cold and hot. Compression? Visible blow by? Any modern
conveniences built in, like full flow oil filtering? Head or block work?
'She's ported and relieved, and she's stroked and bored, I do a hundred and
forty in the top end, floored...'
Where was I? I think its OK on the list (might check with Ken) if you
mention, as a 'by the way' to your rear end question, that you have such a
flathead, located here or there, for approx X dollars. If it is a flathead,
and the 'here or there' is near Northern VA, I'd be interested.
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