pre61-list-digest Tuesday, February 23 1999 Volume 03 : Number 053



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - parcel delivery identity
FTE Pre61 - Re: F-2 thru F-6 fenders again
FTE Pre61 - Battery Tray
FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 w/ big block?
Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 w/ big block?
Re: FTE Pre61 - Headers for 351c
FTE Pre61 - Help?

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Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 08:13:50 -0500
From: Abe Stauffer
Subject: FTE Pre61 - parcel delivery identity

Scott,
My first impression after looking at the truck was that it was a Chevy,
but after looking in the book "Ford Trucks since 1905" I believe it is a
Ford. It is either a '49 or '50. They did not make a parcel delivery in
'48. 1951 and '52 had grille bars like the pickups. '53 had grille bars
like the pickup and so on. There should be a tag or plaque saying
"chasis by Ford". Also, the instrument panel, steering wheel, horn
button, etc. could give one some clues. Also look for a VIN plate inside
the cab.
Abe
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Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 07:34:28 -0600
From: "Robert Jones"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: F-2 thru F-6 fenders again

Sorry about my earlier post about the fender patches, it was late when I
submitted it and I forgot to include the web address.

Here it is:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://super-store.stores.yahoo.com/super-store/index.html

Go to their search page and type in 1948-50 and you'll end up on the page
that has fender parts for 1948-52. They list complete lower extentions and
repair panels for the upper fenders for F-1 and F-2-6s, both where the lower
extention bolt on and the rear of the fenders where the running boards bolt
up to. Again if anyone has ordered from this place let us know about your
experience with these guys.

Thanks,
Bob Jones
BobJ49F2

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Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 08:06:55 -0600
From: Thomas Kurzawski
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Battery Tray

I am in need of a Battery Tray for my 59 F 100.
Please respond to thomas durag.com


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Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 13:08:23 -0800
From: MR Hay
Subject: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 w/ big block?

I'd sure like any and all input from you experts on the pros and cons
of dropping a 427 w/automatic (versus a 351) in my rejuvenated project.
I'd like to turn low R's on the highway, but like the idea of the
effortless pull from the big block. I think I can go to a low 3 rear
end versus a high 3 to pull my 3500+# boat. Does the stock front end
(w/ PS added) support a BB okay, or are any other issues aggravated with
a BB? The stock 239 is soon history, despite the un-run overhaul to
.040 over. It's pretty, but too small for me. I'm in So. Orange
County. Any interested in a good deal on this engine? Thanks in
advance. Mike

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Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 16:55:09 -0500
From: 47Fred
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 w/ big block?

> I'd sure like any and all input from you experts on the pros and
cons
> of dropping a 427 w/automatic (versus a 351) in my rejuvenated project.
> Does the stock front end (w/ PS added) support a BB okay advance.

Gee, Mike, where you gonna get that 427, don't tell me you got one
in the corner of the garage? Rare as hens teeth and lots more expensive.
All them FE's, 427 included are heavy, pricey, obsolete, and hell to
work on. The only good reason for using one, is if it falls out of the
sky, free and with low miles. You want sheer guts, get a 460, common,
not much heavier than a 351, lots of parts around, comes with a heavy
duty transmission, and lots of grunt. Lots of guys use them with few
problems.

47Fred
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Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 17:15:01 -0800
From: Dan Wentz
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Headers for 351c

>
> Hi, I am thinking about adding headers on my 53 effie. I run a 351c and
> Volare' clip. I saw in an ad from Sacto Ford catelog that their headers
> are for the 351c 4v heads only. My 351c had a 2v carb (I am running a
> 4v on a Edlebrock intake maifold, now) and I am confused as to what is
> the difference between the 2v heads and the 4v heads. Anyone know?


I briefly had a pair of those headers but send them back because they hit my
steering box--with a volare clip I wouldn't guess you'd have that problem. I
think the difference in exhaust between 2v and 4v is port size. In any event,
you can't interchange headers/manifolds between the two. However, you can
still use the 4v headers on your 2v block but you'll need an adaptor
plate--Sanderson makes one that will work fine. Costs about $75 though.

~Dan

1950 F1 351C-2v
1992 Mustang

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Date: Mon, 22 Feb 99 23:03:22 PST
From: "zeener"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Help?

I have a couple of questions for all you well educated Effie fans:

First, When is the F-100 super Nationals,


Second, I have been searching for a ford (48-56..I'm not picky) for
several months now with no luck. I have been searching with trader-online
and several of the trader magazines along with driving down the country
roads and looking. Yet every time I find something intersting it is
already sold.

I recently read an article in Petersons that these trucks were readily
available and easy to find. It also stated that a good project truck
should run about $500 and a running truck for about $1500. I think these
figures are way low because everything I happen to find is nothing but a
cut-up piece of rust with a price around 2-3 thousand dollars.
This magazine stated that these trucks could be purchased at the F-100
Super National Swap meet in good shape in this price range. Has anyone
attended previously that could confirm this?
I would be happy to pay much more than $500 dollars, but I want something
stock that is fixable. Should I just hold off and search the mass of
available trucks in Tenessee or is it all a bluff?

Anybody got a good project truck for sale?????

Thanks for any info!!

Dennis
Owingsville, KY
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