pre61-list-digest Friday, February 26 1999 Volume 03 : Number 057



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - ignition resistor
FTE Pre61 - Re: More about fenders
FTE Pre61 - Thanks
Re: FTE Pre61 - New Subscriber
Re: FTE Pre61 - ignition resistor
FTE Pre61 - front end
Re: FTE Pre61 - front end
Re: FTE Pre61 - front end
FTE Pre61 - Heater Wanted
FTE Pre61 - 1948 to 1950 ford F-1
Re: FTE Pre61 - 1948 to 1950 ford F-1
FTE Pre61 - Air Bags Anyone???

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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 07:45:31 EST
From: PWPTRUCK1 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ignition resistor

I am converting my flatty from 6 volt to 12. Do I need to use an ignition
resistor on the coil? The motor never appeared to have one. I don't know much
about resistors, but someone told me I should run one or my points will burn
up prematurely. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Paul '52 F-3
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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 07:48:54 -0600
From: "Robert Jones"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: More about fenders

In my earlier post I mentioned I traded with a guy who had numerous '48-50
Ford trucks. He had quite a few F-7&-8s. In fact I sold him a F-7 fire
truck chassis and front sheet metal and later traded for other parts. He
also had a '48-50 F-7 Marmon Harrington tow truck and a '51 snow blower.
This guy had a large collection of other cars too (all restored, no
junkers). To get back to fenders, he mounted a '48-50 body on a '78 F-350
4X4 chassis and used F-7 front fenders because the '78 had a wider wheel
base. Just thought someone may be interested in this.

Bob Jones
BobJ49F2

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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 10:34:41 -0800
From: MR Hay
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Thanks

Thanks for the input, '47Fred and others, regarding my big block
question. I've only owned one Ford, a '71 T-bird w/ suicide doors, so I
know a lot more about the general's engines than Ford. I understand
there's a police car wrecking yard near here that might serve as a
source for a big block. I'll use whichever BB I can find at a good
price. Grunt, not speed is my priority. If I can't get a total setup,
ECM etc., I'll use Edelbrock or some other fuel injection system. I
like to drive my vehicles, not repair them; upgrade is a different
matter.
I know it's a lot of time to read and reply to this digest, but I
surely appreciate the input; read daily. Thanks, guys.

Mike in SoCal '55 F-100 (someday running)/B-747/'84
Vette/'89BMW735iL/'91 BMW850(for sale)

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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 19:30:17 -0400
From: alan akerstrom
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - New Subscriber

Brett L. Habben wrote:
>
> Howdy!
> Is it OK for an outsider to join this forum and participate in the
> conversation? My dad's Christmas visit rekindled my burnin' desire
> (dormant since the 70's) for a '56 Effie.

Is that Dockbust'n Brett from the mercmail group?
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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 20:26:58 -0500
From: "Thomas J. Teixeira"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - ignition resistor

At 07:45 AM 2/25/99 -0500, PWPTRUCK1 aol.com wrote:
>I am converting my flatty from 6 volt to 12. Do I need to use an ignition
>resistor on the coil? The motor never appeared to have one. I don't know much
>about resistors, but someone told me I should run one or my points will burn
>up prematurely. Any suggestions?
>
>Thanks,
>Paul '52 F-3

Yes, you should put an ignition resistor in. You should also get a 12 volt
coil. I ended up putting in a Ch*vy coil with the resistor part of the
coil. I suppose you might also have the resistor built into the wire.

Tom Teixeiramailto:tjt world.std.com
94 Taurus SHO 5-speedNESHOC/SHO Registry
'66 Mustang convertible (200 cid auto)http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://world.std.com/~tjt
'35 Ford Pickup (flathead V8)


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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 20:11:02 -0600
From: "Dan L. Gable"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - front end

Hi everyone,

I have seen several discussions about front end replacements, mainly for =
52-56. I am in the process of a frame off restoration on my 57. It =
right now is setting as newly painted frame and rebuilt 272 engine. I =
am just getting ready to start back with the sheet metal. I have planed =
all along to leave the front end all original. I just hated to cut it =
up. But since I am planing to use this truck as a partial daily driver =
I am starting to wonder if while it is in this state if I should brake =
down and upgrade the front end... Can I have some feed back on the =
topic. As well if I do decide to change it out what is an optimal =
upgrade, by that I mean what would be the least destructive, a =
noticeable improvement, and something a beginner without a cutting =
torch or welder could do? Or am I asking for the impossible. =20

Thanks=20
Dan

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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 21:48:19 EST
From: Taer2 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - front end

I just had the same experience with my 52. I wound up cutting and putting in
a mustang IFS (Independent Front Susp) kit. If you don't have the shop or
experience to do the cutting/welding/and swearing....I wouldn't advise it. I
think there are bolt up kits that allow to upgrade front end suspension only,
but I don't know how much or how stable they are. Further, when you add a
weld in kit, you automatically presume that you're upgrading engine, trans,
electrical to 12V, rear axle ratio, drive shaft, and the list goes on. So, if
your up for a learning experience, give it a try. However, if you spend the
money to get a good new drum brake kit, master cylinder and lines from an
aftermarket source, you should be safe in the stopping department. The
steering and ride will still be 40+ years old, but you'll probably be better
off, and if you want that type ride in the future, these aren't terribly
expensive vehicles to purchase after a rebuild. Just keep your eye open for
shotty craftsmanship.

good luck
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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 21:54:23 -0600
From: Don Lewis
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - front end

From: "Dan L. Gable"
To: "'pre61-list ford-trucks.com'"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - front end
Date sent: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 20:11:02 -0600
Send reply to: pre61-list ford-trucks.com

> Hi everyone,
>
> I have seen several discussions about front end replacements, mainly for
> 52-56. I am in the process of a frame off restoration on my 57. It right
> now is setting as newly painted frame and rebuilt 272 engine. I am just
> getting ready to start back with the sheet metal. I have planed all along
> to leave the front end all original. I just hated to cut it up. But
> since I am planing to use this truck as a partial daily driver I am
> starting to wonder if while it is in this state if I should brake down and
> upgrade the front end... Can I have some feed back on the topic. As well
> if I do decide to change it out what is an optimal upgrade, by that I mean
> what would be the least destructive, a noticeable improvement, and
> something a beginner without a cutting torch or welder could do? Or am I
> asking for the impossible.
>
> Thanks
> Dan
>
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>

There are a number of quality kits, usually Mustang II IFS, available from
reputable dealers like Fat Man Fabrications and No Limit Engineering. You
can find their ads in any of the classic truck magazines. These kits usually
require some cutting. Not that extensive but surgery nonetheless. The kit
that I know of with the least amount of grief for the oxy/acetyl challanged is
the kit from Gibbon Ford F100 (yeh, the fiberglass people). They have a bolt
in crossmember kit that takes Chrysler torsion bar ifs. There have been a
couple of threads in this list from folks having good results with this kit.
Don Lewis
'46 Ford 1/2 ton
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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 19:51:06 -0800
From: Brad Evans
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Heater Wanted

I am in need of a stock a stock "Magic air" heater for my 1949 ford truck
if you have one for sale and can send it to Grass valley CA cod (with
cables and working motor and core that doesn't leak?? I am also seeking
some "magicAir" heater plastic round emblems if you have one. Will pay
CA!!

I am looking for good parts for my F-1 "Ford 1948-49-50"

Brad Evans
P.O. Box 163
Cedar Ridge, CA 95924

TEL: 530-272-5916
FAX: 530-273-5636

Looking for parts? go to:



_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/
_/ Brad Evans _/
_/ bradevans oro.net _/
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Parts wanted list (no rust thru please):

Steering wheel
Inner fender panels all 3
Front and or rear fenders,
grille, and running boards,
Tailgate
Gauges
Any stock upgrades or extras tools (dome lite, radio, etc.)
Original ignition switch and or door locks with keys
Heater (excellent working)
Radio
Grille for '48 and '49
Anything else you have for '48 '49 or 1950 F-1 that's in great shape
Any 48 to 50 original tools


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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 19:51:09 -0800
From: Brad Evans
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 1948 to 1950 ford F-1

when will you put 48-50 for trucks in a category of their own?

I am looking for good parts for my F-1 "Ford 1948-49-50"

Brad Evans
P.O. Box 163
Cedar Ridge, CA 95924

TEL: 530-272-5916
FAX: 530-273-5636

Looking for parts? go to:



_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/
_/ Brad Evans _/
_/ bradevans oro.net _/
_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/
Parts wanted list (no rust thru please):

Steering wheel
Inner fender panels all 3
Front and or rear fenders,
grille, and running boards,
Tailgate
Gauges
Any stock upgrades or extras tools (dome lite, radio, etc.)
Original ignition switch and or door locks with keys
Heater (excellent working)
Radio
Grille for '48 and '49
Anything else you have for '48 '49 or 1950 F-1 that's in great shape
Any 48 to 50 original tools


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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 23:25:18 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - 1948 to 1950 ford F-1

There isn't enough support for it (yet).

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

At 07:51 PM 2/25/99 -0800, you wrote:
>when will you put 48-50 for trucks in a category of their own?
>
>I am looking for good parts for my F-1 "Ford 1948-49-50"
>
>Brad Evans
>P.O. Box 163
>Cedar Ridge, CA 95924
>
>TEL: 530-272-5916
>FAX: 530-273-5636
>
>Looking for parts? go to:
>
>

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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 10:05:44 -0500
From: "David M. Ackerschott"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Air Bags Anyone???

Greetings, i am wondering if anyone out there as put an airbag kit in
the front of there mustang II set up?? I would really like to be able to
set my Sweet & Low 53 on the ground when i park, so can anyone help??
What company did you use?? was it easy?? My truck is a frame off project
and i am getting ready to bolt the front and back up so i though airbags
might be cool??? and have a nice smooth ride??? thanks in advance....
dddavid
p.s. check out my color choice on my truck............


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