pre61-list-digest Wednesday, February 10 1999 Volume 03 : Number 040



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - anti rattlers
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List split/reorg
RE: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List split/reorg
Re: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List split/reorg
RE: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List split/reorg
FTE Pre61 - Gas tank
FTE Pre61 - newbie
Re: FTE Pre61 - bed wood help
FTE Pre61 - Newbie question part II
FTE Pre61 - inner fender treatment
FTE Pre61 - arm rest
FTE Pre61 - 351C dip stick
Re: FTE Pre61 - list split thoughts

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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 10:18:23 EST
From: My59f100 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - anti rattlers

Buy the complete set. Don't try to rebuild the division bar like I did. They
cam out fine but a real pain rivetting them on. My division bars were in great
shape so I tried to save them and a few $$$ not worth it. MY59F100
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Date: Tue, 09 Feb 1999 11:21:18 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List split/reorg

Due to traffic increases on the 61-79 list, the following
vote has been added to the web site:

1. Split the 61-79 list into 61-66 and 67-79
2. Split the 61-79 list into 61-64 and 65-79
3. Reorganize the lists into 48-56, 57-64 and 65-79.
4. No, don't change 'em!
5. Don't care

Item 3 will cause me to have an enormous work load during
the transition. Keep that in mind if you're planning to
vote for item 3.

If anyone is thinking of cheating again, keep in mind that
I am now having our server track who votes and will boot
you off the lists permanently if I catch you.

Later,
Ken Payne
Admin

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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 10:20:25 -0800
From: "Kenneth A. Craig"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List split/reorg

1. Split the 61-79 list into 61-66 and 67-79


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From:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com] On Behalf Of Ken Payne
Sent:Tuesday, February 09, 1999 8:21 AM
To:pre61-list ford-trucks.com; 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
Subject:FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List split/reorg

Due to traffic increases on the 61-79 list, the following
vote has been added to the web site:

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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 14:00:53 EST
From: Anuffsaid aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List split/reorg

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Date: Tue, 09 Feb 1999 17:28:01 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List split/reorg

At 10:20 AM 2/9/99 -0800, you wrote:
>1. Split the 61-79 list into 61-66 and 67-79
>

Use the web voting center please.


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>-----Original Message-----
>From:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com
>[mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com] On Behalf Of Ken Payne
>Sent:Tuesday, February 09, 1999 8:21 AM
>To:pre61-list ford-trucks.com; 61-79-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject:FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: List split/reorg
>
>Due to traffic increases on the 61-79 list, the following
>vote has been added to the web site:
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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 18:49:29 -0500
From: "Miguel....."
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Gas tank

I finally got my computer working again, what a headache!.
I wanted to ask you:
Is there any rule, law or something like that about having or keeping the
gas tank inside the bed?

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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 99 20:25:06 -0400
From: KENT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - newbie

Hi, im Newbie.

My name is chris and i live in RI.
I just bought a 1960 F350.

I bought it for a $1,500 from the owner of 30 years.

The truck is rough but in origial shape.
Im looking for parts sources either on line or through a catalog. I
need new exhust/headers and suspension work.
RIght now the truck wanders all over the road with every bump. the
faster youre going the more it wanders. at highway speeds you need a
lane and a half. The rear bounces around alot but is much better with a
load.

Any online resources, FAQs or good catalogs, advice is appreciated.

The truck can be seen at:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://users.ids.net/~ckent/ford.htm

TIA,
chris
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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 19:21:49 EST
From: JRFiero aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - bed wood help

In a message dated 2/1/1999 11:21:02 AM Eastern Standard Time,
astauffe oak.kcsd.k12.pa.us writes:

> For those that need help putting in your wood bed tune in to "Trucks!"
> on TNN. The next episode of "Trucks!" will have a part on the
> construction of your wood bed. This should air on Sat and Sun
> afternoons on TNN (The Nashville Network).
>
I happened to catch that show, and I don't think it was very good.
1. They used a 48 Ford - correct me if I'm wrong, but 48s originally had
sheet metal over wood in the bed. Certainly you can put it the later wood and
metal strips, but that's why whoever did it before the guys on Trucks didn't
get the clearance right over the frame humps.
2. They spaced the bed up by putting wood across the bed crossmembers. They
didn't mention a thing about checking the rubber cushions 'tween the frame and
the bed. With those wood spacers, the bed will be higher than intended, and
probably not even with the tailgate.
3. Aren't there little relief cutouts on the bottom of a couple boards to
clear the frame humps?
4. They kept saying 'stain' when they meant 'sealer.'
5. Their bolts just came right out!
Anyway, there's more to it than that. Such is television, I guess.
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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 99 20:41:04 -0400
From: KENT
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Newbie question part II

Can my 1960 F350 converted to 4 Wheel Drive?
What years would the parts need to come from?
Aprox. how much would this conversion cost?

chris
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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 23:44:21 EST
From: MichellHC aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - inner fender treatment

In a message dated 2/9/99 4:34:53 AM Central Standard Time, owner-pre61-list-
digest ford-trucks.com writes:


stripped of pant on the outer side of the fender. The under side has
some sort of of under coating or primer coat that is difficult to remove
using a sand blasting unit. Is there any other way to remove this
coating of under coating or can I prime over it with a product like
POR15 or other "rust stopping" product?

Jason Piccola >>

I ran into this same problem when I sandblasted my fenders. I found that a
puddy knife, or scraper worked well removing the undercoating, and I also
found that it was easier to remove the coating on colder days.

Michelle
Chelle's 56 Hauler
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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 23:49:35 EST
From: MichellHC aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - arm rest


pre61-list-
>digest ford-trucks.com writes:
>
>
> 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. >>

Hi Paul, the arm rest holes from the factory were a vertical rectangle hole.
A
clip is inserted in the hole that accepts the sheetmatal screw that holes the
arm rest. The clip has an angle to it that lets the screw come in from the
bottom at about a 45 degree angle.

Michelle
Chelle's 56 Hauler
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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 23:51:41 EST
From: MichellHC aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 351C dip stick

In a message dated 2/8/99 4:38:33 AM Central Standard Time, owner-pre61-list-
>digest ford-trucks.com writes:
>
>
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, You can replace your dip stick with a 351M or 400 dipstick tube. They
should be in abundence in junk yards. If there is not enough left to grab from
the top to pull whats left out, you are going to have to drop the pan the
drive it out the top from the bottom end. A lot of 351M and 400 parts will
interchange.

Michelle
Chelle's 56 Hauler
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 05:52:16 -0000
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - list split thoughts

I have often wondered why the very attractive boxy 57+ years were included with the fat fendered variatus of the 48-56 years. While I appreciate both styles, it seems the lists would be best served by grouping the years by basic year/style genre groupings. Especially when you factor in the rate of growth these wonderful lists are enjoying. IMO

Vote independant on election day :o

Ray C (allways causing trouble, sorry Ken)
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On Mon, 25 Jan 1999 22:58:00 WBATTE wrote:
>Hello Folks: Posting for a friend: 55 F-600, 54.000 miles, is currently a
>ramp truck w/winch, 292, runs excellent, rear dual wheels, body is v-gd cond.
>$3,500.00 firm. Call Lindsey 603-672-9505 or 617-886-2093 (truck in NH)
>Thanks!
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