pre61-list-digest Monday, January 11 1999 Volume 03 : Number 007



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In this issue:

RE: FTE Pre61 - rewiring
FTE Pre61 - Wanted
Re: FTE Pre61 - rewiring
RE: FTE Pre61 - rewiring
FTE Pre61 - Still Getting Information
RE: FTE Pre61 - 49 Ford F1 questions from The Netherlands
FTE Pre61 - F-3 parking brake
FTE Pre61 - 56 Frame Swap
FTE Pre61 - T
RE: FTE Pre61 - rewiring

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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 19:44:25 -0600
From: "Rich Garber"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - rewiring

>
>
> The wire harness that is available from Ron Francis comes with
> very complete
> instructions for the first time do-it-yourself guy. I also saw
> the products
> from the company in Rhode Island at a trade show and they look
> good as well.
> Just can not remember the name of the company.
>
Is the harness like original, wire cloth??

Rich
54 F100
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Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 20:00:00 -0600
From: "Dan L. Gable"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Wanted

1957 F-100 parts wanted. I am looking for the following:
Chrome Grill, Chrome bumper front and rear, chrome windshield trim for Custom cabs, Overdrive transmission, and radio.

Also advise on a good later type seat to install.

If you can help on any of the above or have any suggestions please e-mail dan etdc.com

Thanks,

Dan

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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 19:32:13 -0700
From: "Joe Michels"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - rewiring

I used the kit that came from Sacremento Vintage Ford-- their instructions
are very complete and clear-- you should have no difficulty at all
installing this-- it basically is paint by number--honestly. I had a couple
of glitches-- one I had the ammeter wire going the wrong way through the
induction loop-- showed a discharge when it should have been a charge and I
had one wire wrong on the headlight switch-- however, I caught it when I
doublechecked the work. The headlight switch is not as complicated as it
looks-- the instructions from Sacremento Vintage Ford worked perfectly-- you
should not have any problems.

Joebob
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From: Dan Wentz
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, January 10, 1999 11:46 AM
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - rewiring


>>Anybody know of an inexpensive place to have a 1951 F1 rewired in Orange
>>County, Ca.? There is somebody in riverside that was supposed to do it
for
>>600.00 but he doesn't seem to have the time.
>
>There are some very complete and easy to install wiring harnesses on the
>market for less than half that price. I hear that the directions are very
>clear so that even a first-timer will have good results. If you have a few
>hours to spare to install it, that might be the way to go.
>
>~Dan
>
>1950 F1 351C-2v (still disabled)
>1992 Mustang (the curse seems to have been lifted)
>
>Visit my new improved 48-52 F1 Site: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://home.earthlink.net/~dwentz
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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 21:17:46 -0500
From: "Mcat"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - rewiring

Try Rhode Island Wiring Service, 800-241-1955, web site
www.brainiac.com/riwire, They make harnesses like the originals. Garry

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> [mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Rich Garber
> Sent: Sunday, January 10, 1999 8:44 PM
> To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - rewiring
>
>
>
>
> >
> >
> > The wire harness that is available from Ron Francis comes with
> > very complete
> > instructions for the first time do-it-yourself guy. I also saw
> > the products
> > from the company in Rhode Island at a trade show and they look
> > good as well.
> > Just can not remember the name of the company.
> >
> Is the harness like original, wire cloth??
>
> Rich
> 54 F100
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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 22:16:02 -0500
From: The Neighbors
Subject: FTE Pre61 - Still Getting Information

I realized I needed to update you all about finding suitable lodging
for our crowd. I am getting lots of info, though I still have about 5 or
6 hotels/motels I want to contact. So far it looks like room rates go
for as little as $30.00 for the week night rates to as much as $80.00
for weekend rates. Holiday Inn is sending me a package for our perusal,
and I expect to hear more from the Grand Hotel/Family Inn people. The
Grand Hotel has a package deal for the show or $80/night. I confess that
while it would be really convenient to be that close to the show, I'm
not sure if I really want to be at ground zero!
In my opinion, we need to shoot for a median price range of some sort,
because we don't want to price everybody out of going, but we need to
find someplace pretty close so we don't have to rely on a bus or trying
to find parking near the Grand. I have looked into a couple of places
that offer meeting rooms and banquet facilities so we could consider a
meeting or breakfast like we tried to do last year.
Which reminds me: Do one of you want to check around the restaurants to
see if we can get some space for us for a meal? Some of us did a
breakfast last year, though I missed out on it. I would favor doing
something like that Saturday or fairly early Sunday. I've become
accustomed to dropping in on a church in Sevierville every time I'm in
the area for a weekend, and I'll be doing the same this year. That means
a Sunday breakfast meeting would need to be pretty early for me.
Of course, nobody said we HAVE to have a breakfast together. Another
meal, perhaps?
Well, like Keith said recently: Is it May yet?
By the way, I have noticed in the list I subscribe to that some of the
people have mentioned shows they are going to. Since not everybody on
this list will make Pigeon Forge this year, we really ought to try to
organize some sort of FTE presence at other truck events where Fords
might be found. Keith, do you think there would be any interest in an
FTE presence at the SCORE offered events out you way? How about some of
our Canadian members? I know there are some pretty good classic vehicle
shows in Canada, though I haven't made any of them yet. I'm close enough
to Ohio to make a show or two there, like any one of the 3 swap meets in
Springfield every year. I understand there are other meets just in the
Springfield are. There is also a little car show right here in Paris,
Kentucky every Labor Day, that features some pretty nice vehicle from
this area.
I guess I'm saying we don't have to stop with Pigeon Forge, even if it
IS the #1 Ford truck show in the U.S. It is probably the most important
show for us, but it should not be the only one! I don't want to leave
anybody out just because of geography. Some of you in this list who are
not really active because Pigeon Forge is not on your schedule for next
year could work on something in your neck of the woods!
Ye gads, I've written a tome. Sorry 'bout that!
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Don Neighbors
'54 F250 Named Grover

"Any dropped tool or part will automatically fall into the most
inaccessible part of the vehicle."

grover ford-trucks.com


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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 22:18:58 -0400
From: "Miguel..."
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - 49 Ford F1 questions from The Netherlands

Hello from the other side of the world...
Send me all the codes (VIN,etc) you have of your truck and I will see what
I can do. I recently adquired a book to decode VIN tags, etc, and another
one is on the way.
Look in the glove box door to see if you find the plate. I has all the info.
Also send me the one in the left side of the frame near the steering gear
mounting bracket.
Ill try to help you.

Miguel...
F -1 951

P.D. A picture would be nice.

- -----Mensaje original-----
De: Karel Crombach
Para: 'pre61-list ford-trucks.com'
Fecha: Sunday 10 de January de 1999 10:19 AM
Asunto: FTE Pre61 - 49 Ford F1 questions from The Netherlands


>Hi Ford Truck Enthusiasts. I live in The Netherlands and recently imported
>a Ford F1 truck (1949) straight from Texas USA.
>>VIN 97HC165047
>>Branch BUF
>>Body style PK
>>Year model 1949
>>Make: Ford
>>MFG Capacity 1/2 ton
>>Weight 4000
>>License nr. LB9960
>>Cylinder head part number 1HA 6050
>>Enigine number 1 HA 6015A (+ attached plate with number N E23 1)
>
>I am currently busy restoring it, which takes a lot of energy. In all
>advertisements and web sites I read that the F1 comes with a V8 engine.
>However, mine does have a straight 6 engine with a manual gear box (3
>gears; shifter on the floor). In the mean time I was told this is original
>as well. Can somebody tell me a bit more about this engine (specs)?
>
>Besides the engine, also the bed of my truck is different as the ones I saw
>on pictures at different web sites. Mine does look much more as a Mercury
>M68. However, I was told when I bought it that my Ford F1 truck is a
>special and rare model (0,75 tons?) and therefore has a flat and wide bed.
>Problem is that I have not yet seen any picture of it that confirms that it
>indeed is that special
>model. Does somebody know anything about it? I can mail some pictures on
>request.
>
>In the mean the I have tried at several sites to analyse the VIN
>(97HC165047) but without success. I primarely received the number on a
>piece of paper (Texas Certificate of Title). Inside the car it was stamped
>into a small metal Ford plate which was attached with 4 nails inside the
>engine compartment. So in order to import the car into The Netherlands I
>had to stamp it myself into the chassis. Can somebody help me analysing the
>VIN so I can try to find out the original color, etc. All parts are already
>completeley sand sprayed. When I removed the ceiling cover I found I rather
>dark green / grey color but I am not sure whether that was also the color
>of the outside. When I bought it, it was blue which, as I assumed, is not
>original.
>
>I look forward to receiving your answers / recommendations or at least
>addresses to which I can forward my questions.
>
> Thanks and regards from The Netherlands!!
>
>-----------------------------------------------------------
>Karel Crombach Telefoon 045,5242554
>Stationstraat 297 GSM 06,54324594
>6361 BH Nuth Kantoor 043,3524200
>
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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 20:11:06 +0000
From: Ben Thompson
Subject: FTE Pre61 - F-3 parking brake

Paul,

Your F-3 parking brake sounds an awful lot like the one on my '56 F350
w/3-sp heavy duty trans. I was able to get mine redone about 5 years ago
at a Midas franchise. It's worth a try...

Ben Thompson
F350 name of Bertha
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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 23:27:30 EST
From: FRD56F100 aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre61 - 56 Frame Swap

Does anybody know if the frame from an 86 F100 can be used for a 56 f100? I
have access to one, but have not been able to measure it. On another note, I
like to know the dates for the Pigeon Forge F100 Nationals. I will like to
attend this year and will like to prepare well ahead of time. Any info on the
above will be greatly appreciated.

Joe
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Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 04:48:47 -0000
From: "Ray Cardogno"
Subject: FTE Pre61 - T

Thanks Everyone for the response on the T designation.
Abe, I already told my wife I want that book for my birthday next month.
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On Sun, 10 Jan 1999 18:12:12 Abram H. Stauffer wrote:
>Ray and others,
>The T series is the "Big Job" Tandem Truck. Ray, you gotta buy that
>Ford Truck book by James K. Wagner. Or check the Ford site at:
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.fordvehicles.com/ Use the pull down menu
>and go to heritage then on the timeline click on the TV commercial and
>you'll see one. By the way the commercial is from 1954!!!!



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Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 21:08:34 -0500
From: "Howard Tarnoff"
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - rewiring

Yes, Rich it is an exact replacement.

Howard

- -----Original Message-----
From: owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-pre61-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Rich Garber
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 1999 8:44 PM
To: pre61-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: RE: FTE Pre61 - rewiring




>
>
> The wire harness that is available from Ron Francis comes with
> very complete
> instructions for the first time do-it-yourself guy. I also saw
> the products
> from the company in Rhode Island at a trade show and they look
> good as well.
> Just can not remember the name of the company.
>....


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