pre61-list-digest Thursday, March 4 1999 Volume 03 : Number 064



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In this issue:

FTE Pre61 - Re: '48 shop manual
FTE Pre61 - Re: '48 shop manual
FTE Pre61 - Re: Y-Block Magazine
FTE Pre61 - Re: oil filter conversion
Re: FTE Pre61 - Parts & Trucks
FTE Pre61 - Seatbelts, Magazines, and etc
FTE Pre61 - Pitman arms
RE: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 w/ big block?
FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Supernationals and FTE attendance there.
Re: FTE Pre61 - Pitman arms
Re: FTE Pre61 - Pitman arms
FTE Pre61 - Pitman arm stuff

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Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 08:03:19 -0700
From: "Janet Herron"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: '48 shop manual

Thanks for the replies regarding my search for a shop manual.
Janet
Blazin '48

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Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 08:03:19 -0700
From: "Janet Herron"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: '48 shop manual

Thanks for the replies regarding my search for a shop manual.
Janet
Blazin '48

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Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 09:19:46 -0700
From: "A. D. Dodge"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: Y-Block Magazine

> Funny you should ask...I called Bruce Young earlier this week to find out more. It's
> 17.50 for one year (6 issues). Here's the address:

The Y-Block Magazine
Bruce Young
PO Box 1005
Ottawa, IL, 61350

815/433-1393

Dusty
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> Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 23:40:07 -0800
> From: "Conor Mulroney"
> Subject: FTE Pre61 - Y-Block mags
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> Hello fellow truckers,
> I saw a recent posting about a Y-block magazine. How can I find it or get a
> subscription to it? I just bought a '56 F100 with a Tbird 312/Fordomatic
> combo that I am going to put in my '54. The 223 just didn't have enough
> power for me and the whole truck was cheap so...... new project!
> Any sources of info would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Conor
> '54 F100
> '79Bronco
> and the 223 and '74 E300 Clubwagon have to go (cheap)
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Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 10:03:37 -0700
From: garylee
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Re: oil filter conversion

Anyone out there know who makes, or where I can get, a
filter conversion unit for my 239 which will replace the
stock canister and screen?
Thanks for your help.
55 fanatic

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Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 15:37:42 -0500
From: "Bill Wood"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Parts & Trucks

Want to know more about 53 MH, I live up near
lake Ontario
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From: Barbara A. Gatz
To: pre61-list fordtrucks.com
Date: Monday, March 01, 1999 7:19 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Parts & Trucks


>Hi list readers thought I would pass on a list of trucks I have found in
>north central Pa. If any one is looking for a project or parts I will try
>to find out what I can and pass it on. Found 54 F600 no bed, 57
>F500,56F350,55 Stub Nose Cabover, 53 Marmon Harington 10' Dump Box 4X4, 51
>or 52 F500 flathead,stakebedis script bed, 56 F250 with 8' stakebed also
>script. If anyone needs parts E-mail at mandgatz csrlink.net I'll give as
>much info as I can.
> Marty 56 F350
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Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 22:22:44 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Seatbelts, Magazines, and etc

Forwarded for: RJC988 aol.com

Guys,
I got the torx bolts out of the Lincoln seatbelts using an Allen wrench. I did
strip out the back seatbelt bolts. I was hoping to get them as well so I would
have 2 mounting options!

I have had no problems with the Classic Truck people. I may have missed one
during our ch*nge of address, but that's it. I take both, however. And I get
to see some trucks twice (i.e., the blue 56 droptop)!

For the 51 - 52 guys: is $1500 too much for a very dinged and (typical) rusty
52 truck?

Glenn in TN
Soapy the 57 F100

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Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 22:25:14 -0600
From: Chandler
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Pitman arms

Hello,
Does anyone have any experiece cutting off the end of the pitman arm
that mounts to the steering gear and welding it to a piece of 1/2"
plate? Is the pitman arm soft, so you can weld to it without it getting
brittle and cracking? I need to fabricate a special arm and this seems
like the easiest way.
Thanks for you help,
Don Chandler
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Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 23:21:33 -0500
From: "Mcat"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 w/ big block?

47fred, sorry to take a week to answer back, computer went south thursday
and I just got it working tonight. Yes I really own 5, a friend in the next
town owns 4, and another guy owns 2, one is the infamous SOHC and its still
in the crate. A guy in the southern tier has 6, including a running SOHC in
a boss 429 car thats street driven. when we go to cruse ins you know who
gets the most looks. Garry

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> From: owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of 47Fred
> Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 8:05 AM
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 w/ big block?
>
>
>
> > If you need more info feel free to contact me. A
> >note to 47 Fred, I own 5-427s and no there not for sale. Garry
>
> >
> > > 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.
>
> Don't get me wrong on this, I think the 427 was, still is, one damn
> good motor. I just make the point that unless you've got one (5???WOW)
> or have a burning need to own a showboat, there are lot better choices
> these days. A 427 will run rings around most 460's, but you aren't going
> to find one in the old Lincoln in the backyard.
>
> Five? really??
>
> 47Fred
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Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 23:30:36 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - ADMIN: Supernationals and FTE attendance there.

Ford Truck Enthusiasts has reserved a block of 40 rooms at Days Inn Pigeon
Forge for the F100 Supernationals, May 13 - 16. The rates for the rooms are:
$34.00 + tax Sunday through Thursday
$68.00 + tax Friday through Saturday
This is a group rate, so be sure to mention Ford Truck Enthusiasts when
reserving your room. Rooms are first come, first served, of course, and the
last day to reserve at the group rate is April 15.
To make your reservation, call:
1-800-645-3079
We've also reserved tables for at least 40 people at Alan Jackson's Show
Car Cafe on Saturday at 9:00 AM for breakfast. Total cost for the Breakfast
Buffet is $8.00 per person. This price includes tax and gratuity. To reserve
your spot, email Don Neighbors at:
grover ford-trucks.com
by April 25 so we can give the folks at Alan Jackson's a head count.


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Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 21:07:20 PST
From: "mike omlin"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Pitman arms

I don't think I would apply heat to the pitman arm...it is more than
likely a good piece of forged steel considering it is what connects the
driver to the front wheels...if you heat it up and cool it too fast it
will get brittle....
Mike

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Date: Thu, 04 Mar 1999 05:51:52 -0000
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Pitman arms

You may want to take the pitman arm to a heat-treating shop and have them Rockwell test it for hardness before cutting so that after fabricating they can heat treat the whole thing back to spec for you. I've even done springs that way.

Ray C
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On Wed, 03 Mar 1999 22:25:14 Chandler wrote:
>Hello,
>Does anyone have any experiece cutting off the end of the pitman arm
>that mounts to the steering gear and welding it to a piece of 1/2"
>plate? Is the pitman arm soft, so you can weld to it without it getting
>brittle and cracking? I need to fabricate a special arm and this seems
>like the easiest way.
>Thanks for you help,
>Don Chandler
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Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 22:26:01 PST
From: "mike omlin"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Pitman arm stuff

If you don't use the same kind of metal on the piece added to the pitman
arm there is no way to get the whole part to heat treat the same
throughout because you have dissimilar metals with different heat
treating properties....if you could get the piece you want to add from
another pitman arm you would run a good chance of getting like material.
But in the end you are still taking a risk with a very vital part of the
truck, and really ugly consequences if it should fail.
Mike Omlin
somewhere near Seattle

>You may want to take the pitman arm to a heat-treating shop and have
them Rockwell test it for hardness before cutting so that after
fabricating they can heat treat the whole thing back to spec for you.
I've even done springs that way.


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