pre61-list-digest Saturday, March 6 1999 Volume 03 : Number 066

Ford Truck Enthusiasts - 1948 - 1948 truck and vans
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RE: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 w/ big block?
FTE Pre61 - wanted info
FTE Pre61 - seat belts
FTE Pre61 - Spare Parts
FTE Pre61 - Fwd: FW: early parts



Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 06:17:46 -0500
From: "Mcat"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 w/ big block?

47fred, Just so happens that the next motor that is going in my 56 is a
tunnel port! All thats left is tto balance,assemble,testrun and install it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-pre61-list
> [mailto:owner-pre61-list]On Behalf Of 47Fred
> Sent: Thursday, March 04, 1999 12:04 PM
> To: pre61-list
> Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - '55 F-100 w/ big block?
> Mcat wrote:
> >
> > 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
> That makes what...60-$70,000 more or less? I saw a cracked 427 block
> asking $4,000 in Hershey Pa. a couple years ago, you wouldn't consider a
> trade for a 2.8 liter '79 Mustang V-6 would you? Between you and your
> neighbors, you must pretty well have the market cornered on these
> babies. I suppose one of you guys must have a set of tunnel port heads
> also?
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Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 10:29:05 EST
From: Meats56
Subject: FTE Pre61 - wanted info

I need a complete top for a small window 56 I need from center post up. I
do not want to use any fiberglass tops.
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Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 13:09:46 -0800 (PST)
From: Oldtrukman (R. Pietsch)
Subject: FTE Pre61 - seat belts

When we got hit, the seat did ratchet forward on the tracks. I
believe that was more from the enertia factor than from any force from
the seat belt routing. I bolted them straight down from the back of the
seat so any stress would be more straight up and down than back and
Adding an angle to the upper bracket would deffinatly make it
stronger, but would take a lot of cutting and or grinding to make the

Rix56 'The Rat'

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Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 15:31:19 -0700
From: Randall Colgan
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Spare Parts

I finally got around to make up a list of spare parts from my 52 F-1 and 77
Mustang II. You can see the list at:
There's anything from hoods to relays.

Randall Colgan
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Homepage at:
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Date: Sat, 06 Mar 1999 01:47:13 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Fwd: FW: early parts

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Miska, Richard L (Rick)
>Sent: Friday, March 05, 1999 12:55 PM
>To: '61-79-list'; ',pre61-list'
>Subject: early parts
>I sent this to the later group also because thats where it came up.
>Awhile back, I helped somebody who wanted 58- 59 style panel truck parts. I
>knew of a yard around here in the Denver Metro area that had three of them.
>He also has many many more regular trucks of the same vintage. I took pics
>for him and emailed them to him. Heres the info on the place. The note I
>snipped from one of the posts this morning that brought this up was:
>snip snip
> Parts for these trucks can be tough to find (as I'm sure
>you're aware). Everytime I start thinking how bad the aftermarket parts
>availability is for my '61 Unibody, I think about the '58, '59 and '60
>F100 guys! ;-) Ugh, they've got it even tougher!
>This place is:
>Speedway Auto Wrecking
> 4394 County Road 12
> Erie, CO 80516-8807
> Phone: 303-833-0332

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